Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Hollister Resource Management Plan for the Southern Diablo Mountain Range and Central Coast of California, 51465-51466 [E7-17718]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 173 / Friday, September 7, 2007 / Notices SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), and BLM management policies, the BLM announces the availability of the RMP/ ROD for the East Alaska planning area. ADDRESSES: Copies of the East Alaska ROD/RMP are available upon request from the Field Manager, Glennallen Field Office (GFO), Bureau of Land Management, ATTN: RMP, P.O. Box 147, Glennallen, AK 99588, or via the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/ak/gdo. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bruce Rogers, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, BLM–GFO, P.O. Box 147, Glennallen, AK 99588 (907) 822–3217, or via e-mail to Bruce_E_Rogers@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The East Alaska RMP was developed with broad public participation through a 4-year planning process. This RMP/ROD addresses management on approximately 7.1 million acres of public land in the planning area. The East Alaska RMP is designed to meet goals, objectives, and desired conditions developed through the planning process. It includes a series of management actions to meet these goals, objectives, and desired conditions for upland and riparian vegetation; wildlife habitats; cultural and visual resources; recreation; and subsistence. The approved East Alaska RMP is essentially the same as Alternative D in the Proposed RMP/Final EIS (FEIS), published in June 2006. The BLM received three protests to the PRMP/ FEIS, which the BLM Director resolved without requiring significant changes to decisions in the PRMP/FEIS. The Alaska Governor’s Consistency Review found the PRMP/FEIS to be inconsistent with Alaska State plans, policies, or programs. This finding was based on BLM’s decision to maintain most of Public Land Order 5150, which withdrew lands for a route for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and which now provides a pipeline/utility corridor, high recreation and mineral values, and important subsistence resources. The State of Alaska requested revocation of the withdrawal to allow state top-filings to fall into place, resulting in eventual conveyance of these lands to the state. The PRMP/FEIS partially modified the withdrawal to allow for eventual conveyance to the State of 82,500 acres. The inconsistencies have been resolved through wording in the ROD that allows for future negotiation with the State on this issue. The RMP/ROD includes decisions identifying routes of travel for VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:34 Sep 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 motorized vehicles, which are implementation level decisions appealable to the Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA) under 43 CFR part 4. These decisions (route identifications) are displayed on travel management maps in the ROD/RMP. Any party adversely affected by these route identifications may appeal within 30 days of publication of this Notice of Availability by filing a notice of appeal in the office of the BLM Glennallen Field Manager at the above listed address. The notice of appeal should identify the specific route identifications by township, range, and section which are being appealed. Thomas P. Lonnie, State Director, Alaska. [FR Doc. E7–17491 Filed 9–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA–190–07–1610] Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Hollister Resource Management Plan for the Southern Diablo Mountain Range and Central Coast of California Bureau of Land Management. Notice of Availability of Record of Decision (ROD). AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) policies, the BLM announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Southern Diablo Mountain Range and Central Coast of California BLM public lands administered by the Hollister Field Office. The California State Director has signed the ROD, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved RMP effective immediately. ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD and RMP are available upon request from the Field Manager, Hollister Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 20 Hamilton Court, Hollister, California 95023 or via the internet at http:// www.ca.blm.gov/hollister. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sky Murphy, Hollister Field Office 20 Hamilton Court, Hollister, California 95023; Tel: (831) 630–5039; E-mail: Sky_Murphy@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Hollister RMP for the Southern Diablo PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51465 Mountain Range and Central Coast of California provides direction for managing approximately 274,000 acres of BLM-managed surface acres and 443,806 additional subsurface acres (mineral estate) in central California. The geographic area includes all BLMmanaged public lands within the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and portions of Fresno, Merced, Stanislaus, and San Joaquin counties. Planning for the Hollister RMP officially began with a Notice of Intent published in the Federal Register on March 30, 2004 initiating scoping. BLM sought participation from the public, tribes, and local state, and federal agencies in the development of this RMP and will continue to pursue partnerships in the management of the public lands. The RMP describes the actions to meet desired resource conditions for vegetation communities, wildlife habitats, and cultural and visual resources. It also outlines actions for recreation, protection of sensitive natural and cultural resources, livestock grazing, guidance for energy and mineral development, land tenure adjustments, and other planning issues raised during the scoping process. The BLM’s Draft RMP/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Southern Diablo Mountain Range and Central Coast of California (October 2005) presented alternatives to help the BLM and interested parties understand the various ways of addressing issues in the region. Upon evaluation of the alternatives and associated impacts described in the Draft RMP/EIS and based on public and agency comments on that document, the BLM prepared the Proposed RMP and Final EIS for the Southern Diablo Mountain Range and Central Coast of California, which was released on July 14, 2006. The Proposed RMP includes the preferred alternative identified in the Draft RMP/EIS with minor changes as a result of comments received. Eleven protest letters on the Proposed RMP were received and resolved by the BLM Director. The BLM determined that the Preferred Alternative, as described in the Proposed RMP and Final EIS, best meets the purpose and need for the plan; however, two (2) minor changes will be made to the ROD/Approved RMP. First, a mapping error will be corrected to show that BLM public lands in the Clear Creek Management Area administrative boundary, which were mistakenly included in Appendix A on Figures 25–27 of the Proposed RMP and Final EIS, will not be made available for disposal under this Record E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 51466 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 173 / Friday, September 7, 2007 / Notices of Decision. Second, if and when BLM acquires certain property, described as approximately 5,514 acres at Coast Dairies in Santa Cruz County, management decisions for this property will be outlined in a separate Record of Decision (ROD). The Approved RMP expands the existing 43,357 acre Panoche-Coalinga Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) to include an additional 12,772 acres, and designates two new ACECs (21,980 acres) and one Research Natural Area (RNA) for a total of 78,109 acres of special designations, which is approximately 3 percent of the planning area. The new ACECs include all BLM public lands at the former Fort Ord and 7,327 acres of BLM public lands surrounding Joaquin Rocks. The Monvero Dunes RNA (1,173 acres) is contained within the Panoche-Coalinga ACEC expansion. The following types of resource use limitations would generally apply to these ACECs: (1) Motorized travel would be limited to designated routes; (2) limits on land disposal; and (3) limits on new mineral development (mineral leasing, locatable minerals and wind energy) to protect unique cultural values and special status plants and animals. For detailed information, see Chapter 3 and Appendix D of the ROD for the Hollister RMP for the Southern Diablo Mountain Range and Central Coast of California. The Governor of the State of California in his letter dated September 15, 2006 stated, ‘‘Pursuant to 43 CFR 1603–2, and after consulting with affected State and Local agencies, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has not found any inconsistencies with any state or local plans, policies, or programs with regards to this [Proposed] Resource Management Plan.’’ The decisions identifying designated routes of travel for motorized vehicles are implementation decisions and are appealable under 43 CFR Part 4. These decisions are contained on Figures 17– 21 in Appendix A of the RMP. Any party adversely affected by the decisions identifying designated routes may appeal within 30 days of publication of this Notice of Availability. The appeal should state the specific route(s), as identified in Appendix A of the RMP, on which the decision is being appealed. The appeal must be filed with the Hollister Field Manager at the above listed address. Please consult the appropriate regulations (43 CFR Part 4, Subpart E) for further appeal requirements. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:34 Sep 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 identifying information in your appeal, you should be aware that your entire appeal—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your appeal to withhold your personal information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: July 26, 2007. Rick Cooper, Hollister Field Office Manager. [FR Doc. E7–17718 Filed 9–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act Pursuant to 28 CFR 507 notice is hereby given that on August 16, 2007, a proposed Consent Decree in the Case United States v. Gwen Campbell Trust 1995 et al., Civil Action No. 07–05350 GHK (FFMx), was lodged with the United States District Court for the Central District of California. In this action, under Sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607, the United States sought injunctive relief and recovery of response costs to remedy conditions in connection with the release or threatened release of hazardous substances into the environment at the Waste Disposal, Inc. Superfund Site in Santa Fe Springs, California (hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘Site’’ or ‘‘WDI Site.’’ The defendants in this action own a portion of the WDI Site, and the purpose of the settlement is to provide to the United States the access and institutional controls or environmental restriction covenants which are required to perform the remedial action at the Site. The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the proposed Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044– 7611, and should refer to United States v. Gwen Campbell Trust 1995 et al., D.J. Ref. 90–11–2–1000/4. The proposed Consent Decree may be examined at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107. During the public comment period, the Consent Decree, may also be PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/open.html. A copy of the proposed Consent Decree may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, or by faxing Tonia Fleetwood at fax no. (202) 514–0097 (phone confirmation number (202) 514–1547) or by e-mailing Tonia Fleetwood at tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov. In requesting a copy of the Consent Decree from the Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount $69.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost × 278 pages) payable to the U.S. Treasury. In requesting a copy of the Consent Decree, exclusive of exhibits, please enclose a check in the amount of $15.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost × 61 pages) payable to the U.S. Treasury. Henry S. Friedman Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section. [FR Doc. 07–4359 Filed 9–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–M DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [AAG/A Order No. 029–2007] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records U.S. Department of Justice. Modification to Systems of Records. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice serves to remove a specific routine use from certain Department of Justice (DOJ) Privacy Act systems of records notices. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 173 (Friday, September 7, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[CA-190-07-1610]


Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Hollister 
Resource Management Plan for the Southern Diablo Mountain Range and 
Central Coast of California

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of Record of Decision (ROD).

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), and the 
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) policies, the BLM announces the 
availability of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Resource 
Management Plan (RMP) for the Southern Diablo Mountain Range and 
Central Coast of California BLM public lands administered by the 
Hollister Field Office. The California State Director has signed the 
ROD, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the 
Approved RMP effective immediately.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD and RMP are available upon request from 
the Field Manager, Hollister Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 
20 Hamilton Court, Hollister, California 95023 or via the internet at 
http://www.ca.blm.gov/hollister.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sky Murphy, Hollister Field Office 20 
Hamilton Court, Hollister, California 95023; Tel: (831) 630-5039; E-
mail: Sky--Murphy@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Hollister RMP for the Southern Diablo 
Mountain Range and Central Coast of California provides direction for 
managing approximately 274,000 acres of BLM-managed surface acres and 
443,806 additional subsurface acres (mineral estate) in central 
California. The geographic area includes all BLM-managed public lands 
within the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, San Benito, San 
Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and portions of Fresno, Merced, 
Stanislaus, and San Joaquin counties. Planning for the Hollister RMP 
officially began with a Notice of Intent published in the Federal 
Register on March 30, 2004 initiating scoping. BLM sought participation 
from the public, tribes, and local state, and federal agencies in the 
development of this RMP and will continue to pursue partnerships in the 
management of the public lands. The RMP describes the actions to meet 
desired resource conditions for vegetation communities, wildlife 
habitats, and cultural and visual resources. It also outlines actions 
for recreation, protection of sensitive natural and cultural resources, 
livestock grazing, guidance for energy and mineral development, land 
tenure adjustments, and other planning issues raised during the scoping 
process.
    The BLM's Draft RMP/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for 
the Southern Diablo Mountain Range and Central Coast of California 
(October 2005) presented alternatives to help the BLM and interested 
parties understand the various ways of addressing issues in the region. 
Upon evaluation of the alternatives and associated impacts described in 
the Draft RMP/EIS and based on public and agency comments on that 
document, the BLM prepared the Proposed RMP and Final EIS for the 
Southern Diablo Mountain Range and Central Coast of California, which 
was released on July 14, 2006. The Proposed RMP includes the preferred 
alternative identified in the Draft RMP/EIS with minor changes as a 
result of comments received.
    Eleven protest letters on the Proposed RMP were received and 
resolved by the BLM Director. The BLM determined that the Preferred 
Alternative, as described in the Proposed RMP and Final EIS, best meets 
the purpose and need for the plan; however, two (2) minor changes will 
be made to the ROD/Approved RMP. First, a mapping error will be 
corrected to show that BLM public lands in the Clear Creek Management 
Area administrative boundary, which were mistakenly included in 
Appendix A on Figures 25-27 of the Proposed RMP and Final EIS, will not 
be made available for disposal under this Record

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of Decision. Second, if and when BLM acquires certain property, 
described as approximately 5,514 acres at Coast Dairies in Santa Cruz 
County, management decisions for this property will be outlined in a 
separate Record of Decision (ROD).
    The Approved RMP expands the existing 43,357 acre Panoche-Coalinga 
Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) to include an additional 
12,772 acres, and designates two new ACECs (21,980 acres) and one 
Research Natural Area (RNA) for a total of 78,109 acres of special 
designations, which is approximately 3 percent of the planning area. 
The new ACECs include all BLM public lands at the former Fort Ord and 
7,327 acres of BLM public lands surrounding Joaquin Rocks. The Monvero 
Dunes RNA (1,173 acres) is contained within the Panoche-Coalinga ACEC 
expansion.
    The following types of resource use limitations would generally 
apply to these ACECs: (1) Motorized travel would be limited to 
designated routes; (2) limits on land disposal; and (3) limits on new 
mineral development (mineral leasing, locatable minerals and wind 
energy) to protect unique cultural values and special status plants and 
animals. For detailed information, see Chapter 3 and Appendix D of the 
ROD for the Hollister RMP for the Southern Diablo Mountain Range and 
Central Coast of California.
    The Governor of the State of California in his letter dated 
September 15, 2006 stated, ``Pursuant to 43 CFR 1603-2, and after 
consulting with affected State and Local agencies, the Governor's 
Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has not found any inconsistencies 
with any state or local plans, policies, or programs with regards to 
this [Proposed] Resource Management Plan.''
    The decisions identifying designated routes of travel for motorized 
vehicles are implementation decisions and are appealable under 43 CFR 
Part 4. These decisions are contained on Figures 17-21 in Appendix A of 
the RMP. Any party adversely affected by the decisions identifying 
designated routes may appeal within 30 days of publication of this 
Notice of Availability. The appeal should state the specific route(s), 
as identified in Appendix A of the RMP, on which the decision is being 
appealed. The appeal must be filed with the Hollister Field Manager at 
the above listed address.
    Please consult the appropriate regulations (43 CFR Part 4, Subpart 
E) for further appeal requirements. Before including your address, 
phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information 
in your appeal, you should be aware that your entire appeal--including 
your personal identifying information--may be made publicly available 
at any time. While you can ask us in your appeal to withhold your 
personal information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.

    Dated: July 26, 2007.
Rick Cooper,
Hollister Field Office Manager.
[FR Doc. E7-17718 Filed 9-6-07; 8:45 am]
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