Revision of Recreation Use Restrictions for Indian Creek Canyon Corridor: Off-Highway Vehicle Use Restrictions, 54283 [E7-18621]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 184 / Monday, September 24, 2007 / Notices Dated: July 19, 2007. Benjamin N. Tuggle, Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Albuquerque, New Mexico. [FR Doc. 07–4715 Filed 9–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UT–090–06–1220–PM] Revision of Recreation Use Restrictions for Indian Creek Canyon Corridor: Off-Highway Vehicle Use Restrictions Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management. ACTION: Notice of OHV use restrictions. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that, effective immediately, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Monticello Field Office, is restricting off-highway vehicle (OHV) travel to existing roads and trails on approximately 100,000 acres of public lands in the Indian Creek Canyon area near Monticello, UT. The public lands affected by this restriction are located in portions of T. 29 S., R. 19–21 E; T. 30 S., R. 19–22 E.; T. 31 S., R. 20–22 E; T. 32 S., R. 20–22 E. The Indian Creek Management boundary is depicted on the attached map. The purpose of this restriction is to protect riparian, soils, riparian, vegetation, visual and cultural resources that have been adversely impacted, or are at risk of being adversely impacted by crosscountry OHV travel. The restriction will remain in effect until the Monticello Resource Management Plan Revision is completed. Nick Sandberg, Acting Field Office Manager, Monticello Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 7, Monticello, Utah, 84535; (435) 587–1500. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BLM is implementing this action on approximately 100,000 acres of public land in the Indian Creek Corridor area in San Juan County, which is located in southeast Utah. BLM’s Monticello Field Office has observed and documented considerable adverse effects from crosscountry OHV use in this area to soils, riparian, vegetation, visual and cultural resources. Based on this information, BLM’s authorized officer has determined that cross-country OHV use in this area is causing, or will cause, considerable adverse effects upon soils, riparian, vegetation, visual and cultural resources. Consequently, OHV travel in rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:43 Sep 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 this area is being limited to existing roads and trails. A map showing the restriction area is available for public inspection at the BLM’s Monticello Field Office, at the above address. OHV use on the remainder of the public lands in San Juan County, Utah administered by BLM will be managed according to existing Federal Register orders and the 1991 San Juan Resource Area Resource Management Plan. This restriction order does not apply to: (1) Any federal, state or local government law enforcement officer engaged in enforcing this closure order or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force while in the performance of an official duty. (2) Any Bureau of Land Management employee, agent, contractor, or cooperator while in the performance of an official duty. This order shall not be construed as a limitation on BLM’s future planning efforts and/or management of OHV use on the public lands. BLM will periodically monitor resource conditions and rends in the restriction area and may modify this order or implement additional limitations or closures as necessary. The authority for this order is 43 CFR 8342.1. Dated: September 14, 2007. Sherwin N. Sandberg, Field Office Manager. [FR Doc. E7–18621 Filed 9–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of a reinstatement of an information collection (1010–0082). AGENCY: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 281, Leasing for Minerals Other than Oil, Gas and Sulphur in the Outer Continental Shelf. Submit written comments by November 23, 2007. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54283 You may submit comments by any of the following methods listed below. Please use the Information Collection Number 1010–0082 as an identifier in your message. • E-mail MMS at rules.comments@mms.gov. Identify with Information Collection Number 1010– 0082 in the subject line. • Fax: 703–787–1093. Identify with Information Collection Number 1010– 0082. • Mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the Interior; Minerals Management Service; Attention: Cheryl Blundon; 381 Elden Street, MS–4024; Herndon, Virginia 20170–4817. Please reference ‘‘Information Collection 1010– 0082’’ in your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Blundon, Regulations and Standards Branch at (703) 787–1607. You may also contact Cheryl Blundon to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the regulations that require the subject collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR Part 281, Leasing for Minerals Other than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur in the Outer Continental Shelf. OMB Control Number: 1010–0082. Abstract: Section 8(k) of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1337), authorizes the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to grant to the qualified persons offering the highest cash bonuses on a basis of competitive bidding leases of any mineral other than oil, gas, and sulphur. This applies to any area of the Outer Continental Shelf not then under lease for such mineral upon such royalty, rental, and other terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe at the time of offering the area for lease. The Secretary is to administer the leasing provisions of the Act and prescribe the rule and regulations necessary to carry out those provisions. Regulations at 30 CFR Part 281 implement these statutory requirements. However, there has been no activity in the OCS for minerals other than oil, gas, and sulphur for many years and no information collected since we allowed the OMB approval to expire in 1991. Nevertheless, because these are regulatory requirements, the potential exists for information to be collected and we are requesting that OMB reinstate this collection of information. We use the information required by 30 CFR Part 281 to determine if statutory requirements are met prior to the issuance of a lease. Specifically, MMS uses the information to: • Evaluate the area and minerals requested by the lessee to assess the viability of offering leases for sale. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[UT-090-06-1220-PM]


Revision of Recreation Use Restrictions for Indian Creek Canyon 
Corridor: Off-Highway Vehicle Use Restrictions

AGENCY: Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management.

ACTION: Notice of OHV use restrictions.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that, effective immediately, the Bureau 
of Land Management (BLM), Monticello Field Office, is restricting off-
highway vehicle (OHV) travel to existing roads and trails on 
approximately 100,000 acres of public lands in the Indian Creek Canyon 
area near Monticello, UT. The public lands affected by this restriction 
are located in portions of T. 29 S., R. 19-21 E; T. 30 S., R. 19-22 E.; 
T. 31 S., R. 20-22 E; T. 32 S., R. 20-22 E. The Indian Creek Management 
boundary is depicted on the attached map. The purpose of this 
restriction is to protect riparian, soils, riparian, vegetation, visual 
and cultural resources that have been adversely impacted, or are at 
risk of being adversely impacted by cross-country OHV travel.
    The restriction will remain in effect until the Monticello Resource 
Management Plan Revision is completed.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nick Sandberg, Acting Field Office 
Manager, Monticello Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 
7, Monticello, Utah, 84535; (435) 587-1500.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BLM is implementing this action on 
approximately 100,000 acres of public land in the Indian Creek Corridor 
area in San Juan County, which is located in southeast Utah. BLM's 
Monticello Field Office has observed and documented considerable 
adverse effects from cross-country OHV use in this area to soils, 
riparian, vegetation, visual and cultural resources. Based on this 
information, BLM's authorized officer has determined that cross-country 
OHV use in this area is causing, or will cause, considerable adverse 
effects upon soils, riparian, vegetation, visual and cultural 
resources. Consequently, OHV travel in this area is being limited to 
existing roads and trails. A map showing the restriction area is 
available for public inspection at the BLM's Monticello Field Office, 
at the above address. OHV use on the remainder of the public lands in 
San Juan County, Utah administered by BLM will be managed according to 
existing Federal Register orders and the 1991 San Juan Resource Area 
Resource Management Plan.
    This restriction order does not apply to:
    (1) Any federal, state or local government law enforcement officer 
engaged in enforcing this closure order or member of an organized 
rescue or fire fighting force while in the performance of an official 
duty.
    (2) Any Bureau of Land Management employee, agent, contractor, or 
cooperator while in the performance of an official duty.
    This order shall not be construed as a limitation on BLM's future 
planning efforts and/or management of OHV use on the public lands. BLM 
will periodically monitor resource conditions and rends in the 
restriction area and may modify this order or implement additional 
limitations or closures as necessary.

     The authority for this order is 43 CFR 8342.1.

    Dated: September 14, 2007.
Sherwin N. Sandberg,
Field Office Manager.
[FR Doc. E7-18621 Filed 9-21-07; 8:45 am]
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