Notice of Invitation-Coal Exploration License Application NDM 96918, 53598 [E7-18437]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 53598 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 19, 2007 / Notices Environmental Assessment (NEPA #CA–190–07–54) on August 29, 2007. Notification of the proposed action and analysis has been prominently posted in the Hollister Field Office public area and on the Field Office web page during its undertaking. The 2007 Hollister Resource Management Plan designated nonmotorized use on FOPL as ‘‘Limited’’ to designated (i.e. signed and shown on trail maps) routes and trails. This planning decision was preceded by an Emergency Closure in 1996 regarding the same on December 5, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 235). Unauthorized off-trail use has been increasing over the past years and has risen to a point that up to 60 existing geocaches are currently located away from trails on FOPL. Hundreds of recreationists visit geocache sites every week. Geocaching is not only extensively popular in the United States but occurs across the world. Geocaching activities on FOPL have the potential to expose visitors to dangerous munitions and are creating new trails that can cause considerable adverse impacts to soils, vegetation, wildlife, endangered species, and authorized uses on the public lands. During the closure, informational signs and maps of the emergency closure will be clearly posted at main entry points to all locations affected by this Notice. BLM will contact the northern California Geocacher Approver and explain the problems and strategies and request that they post the following message on all the existing geocaches web-pages. Effective immediately the BLM is currently developing a geocaching policy governing the Fort Ord Public Lands that is protective of the environment and is attentive to public safety. As such, the BLM has instituted an immediate prohibition on the establishment of new geocaches on the FOPL and is evaluating existing caches (such as this one) to determine if there are any immediate issues concerning public safety and the protection of sensitive natural and historic resources. The BLM reminds geocachers that our current regulations prohibit off-trail recreation use at Fort Ord and that public lands are open to non-motorized trail users only from dawn to dusk. The current roads and trails network for non-motorized use can be seen on the web at Google Earth: http://www.palmconsulting.net/beta/ GE1D4.kmz. If a person wishing to visit the area does not have Google Earth or internet access, maps of the closure area are available at the Hollister Field Office. The geocaching policy that BLM is developing will take into consideration that these lands were VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Sep 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 once a former military base and that dangerous munitions and explosives still may reside in public use areas. Visitors that remain on our designated trail systems are not in harm’s way from encountering such items. If anything is encountered that appears to be a remnant of former military use of the lands (especially anything metallic) and could be a dangerous munition, please way mark the site location and call the Presidio of Monterey Policy Department at 831–242–7851 or Army munitions expert, Lyle Shurtleff at 831–242–7919. For additional information, feel free to contact Eric Morgan, Fort Ord Manager at 831–394–8314. Thanks for your attention to these matters. Penalties: Any person who fails to comply with the provisions of this closure order may be subject to the penalties provided in 43 CFR 8364.1, which include a fine not to exceed $1,000 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months. Dated: August 30, 2007. Rick Cooper, Field Manager, Hollister Field Office. [FR Doc. E7–18450 Filed 9–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 22: S1⁄2 Any party electing to participate in this exploration program shall notify, in writing, both the State Director, BLM, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101–4669, and Dakota Westmoreland Corporation, P.O. Box 39, Beulah, North Dakota 58523. Such written notice must refer to serial number NDM 96918 and be received no later than 30 calendar days after publication of this Notice in the Federal Register or 10 calendar days after the last publication of this Notice in the Bismarck Tribune newspaper, whichever is later. This Notice will be published once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in the Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, North Dakota. The proposed exploration program is fully described, and will be conducted pursuant to an exploration plan to be approved by the Bureau of Land Management. The exploration plan, as submitted by Dakota Westmoreland Corporation, is available for public inspection at the BLM, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana, during regular business hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday. Dated: September 12, 2007. Edward L. Hughes, Acting Chief, Branch of Solid Minerals. [FR Doc. E7–18437 Filed 9–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P Bureau of Land Management [MT–921–07–1320–EL–P; NDM 96918] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Notice of Invitation—Coal Exploration License Application NDM 96918 National Park Service Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. Notice of Inventory Completion: Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA AGENCY: SUMMARY: Members of the public are hereby invited to participate with Dakota Westmoreland Corporation in a program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in lands located in Mercer County, North Dakota, encompassing 640.00 acres. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Van Matre, Mining Engineer, or Connie Schaff, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Solid Minerals (MT–921), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101–4669, telephone (406) 896–5082 or (406) 896– 5060, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lands to be explored for coal deposits are described as follows: T.143N., R.88W., 5th P.M. 14: S1⁄2NW1⁄4 20: NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4, NW1⁄4SE1⁄4 PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in the possession of Fowler Museum of Cultural History (Fowler Museum at UCLA), University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from site 4–LAN–192, Los Angeles County, CA. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains and E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 181 (Wednesday, September 19, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Page 53598]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-18437]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[MT-921-07-1320-EL-P; NDM 96918]


Notice of Invitation--Coal Exploration License Application NDM 
96918

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Members of the public are hereby invited to participate with 
Dakota Westmoreland Corporation in a program for the exploration of 
coal deposits owned by the United States of America in lands located in 
Mercer County, North Dakota, encompassing 640.00 acres.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Van Matre, Mining Engineer, or 
Connie Schaff, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Solid Minerals (MT-921), 
Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate 
Drive, Billings, Montana 59101-4669, telephone (406) 896-5082 or (406) 
896-5060, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lands to be explored for coal deposits 
are described as follows:

T.143N., R.88W., 5th P.M.
    14: S\1/2\NW\1/4\
    20: NW\1/4\NW\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, N\1/2\SW\1/4\, NW\1/4\SE\1/4\
    22: S\1/2\

    Any party electing to participate in this exploration program shall 
notify, in writing, both the State Director, BLM, 5001 Southgate Drive, 
Billings, Montana 59101-4669, and Dakota Westmoreland Corporation, P.O. 
Box 39, Beulah, North Dakota 58523. Such written notice must refer to 
serial number NDM 96918 and be received no later than 30 calendar days 
after publication of this Notice in the Federal Register or 10 calendar 
days after the last publication of this Notice in the Bismarck Tribune 
newspaper, whichever is later. This Notice will be published once a 
week for two (2) consecutive weeks in the Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, 
North Dakota.
    The proposed exploration program is fully described, and will be 
conducted pursuant to an exploration plan to be approved by the Bureau 
of Land Management. The exploration plan, as submitted by Dakota 
Westmoreland Corporation, is available for public inspection at the 
BLM, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana, during regular business 
hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday.

    Dated: September 12, 2007.
Edward L. Hughes,
Acting Chief, Branch of Solid Minerals.
[FR Doc. E7-18437 Filed 9-18-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-$$-P