Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Transfer of Jurisdiction; Utah, 54455-54456 [E7-18890]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 25, 2007 / Notices Transfers—$100 Annual operating authorizations—No fee charged * * * On page 51837, in the first column, correct the document by removing the final paragraph and the heading ‘‘Penalties.’’ Dated: September 20, 2007. Ted Hudson, Acting Chief, Division of Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E7–18876 Filed 9–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UT–921; UTU–83478] Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Transfer of Jurisdiction; Utah Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has filed an application requesting the Secretary of the Interior to segregate from the mining laws approximately 1,476.5 acres of public lands associated with a proposed withdrawal and transfer of jurisdiction. The proposed withdrawal will protect public health and safety on lands contaminated by previous mining and milling operations. This notice temporarily segregates the lands for up to 2 years from location and entry under the United States mining laws while the withdrawal application is being processed. Comments must be received on or before December 24, 2007. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the Moab Field Manager, Bureau of Land Management, 82 East Dogwood Avenue, Moab, Utah 84532. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary von Koch, Realty Specialist, Moab Field Office, at the above address, (435) 259–2128. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Department of Energy has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management to segregate from the United States mining laws the public lands described below. Jurisdiction over approximately 1,476.5 acres will ultimately be withdrawn and transferred from the Department of the Interior to the Department of Energy, subject to valid existing rights. yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES DATE: Salt Lake Meridian A parcel of land within sections 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21, T. 29 S., R. 24 E., San VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:20 Sep 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 Juan County, Utah, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the NE corner section 21, T 29 S, R 24 E, SLM, and proceeding thence with the north line of section 21 N 89°47′38″ W 2641.47 feet to the north 1⁄4 corner of section 21, thence with the north line of section 21 N 89°48′01″ W 2632.51 feet to the NW corner of section 21, thence with the north line of section 20 N 89°57′11″ W 626.74 feet to the SE corner of section 17, thence with the east line of section 17 N 00°09′50″ E 2348.18 feet to the west 1⁄4 corner of section 16, thence with the east line of section 17 N 00°14′39″ E 278.89 feet to the east 1⁄4 corner of section 17, thence with the center 1⁄4 line S 89°58′28″ W 4651.57 feet to the 1⁄4 corner of sections 17 and 18, thence with the center 1⁄4 line N 89°52′47″ W 2638.81 feet to the center 1⁄4 corner of section 18, thence with the center 1⁄4 line S 00°05′13″ W 2642.09 feet to the 1⁄4 corner sections 18 and 19, thence with the center 1⁄4 line of section 19 S 00°01′31″ E 2642.73 feet to the center 1⁄4 corner section 19, thence with the center 1⁄4 line of section 19 N 89°59′10″ E 2641.20 feet to 1⁄4 corner to sections 19 and 20, thence with the center 1⁄4 line of section 20 N 89°51′20″ E 2640.14 feet to the center 1⁄4 corner section 20, thence with the center 1⁄4 line of section 20 S 00°09′42″ E 2641.01 feet to the 1⁄4 corner to sections 20 and 29, thence with the south line of section 20 N 89°49′47″ E 2633.42 feet to the corner to sections 20, 21, 28 and 29, thence with the south line of section 21 S 89°49′24″ E 3285.09 feet, thence with the exterior boundary of patented lands the following 21 courses: N 12°47′08″ E 1409.64 feet, thence N 72°20′49″ W 599.75 feet, thence N 67°51′26″ W 599.74 feet, thence S 12°47′32″ W 1498.74 feet, thence N 68°35′52″ W 600.45 feet, thence N 12°47′08″ E 1499.50 feet, thence N 72°49′52″ W 600.00 feet, thence N 07°08′08″ E 1169.49 feet, thence N 80°44′52″ W 182.88 feet, thence N 14°59′08″ E 429.75 feet, thence N 89°48′52″ W 219.34 feet, thence N 00°11′08″ E 1499.50 feet, thence S 89°48′52″ E 599.50 feet, thence S 00°11′08″ W 1390.07 feet, thence S 80°44′52″ E 1153.05 feet, thence S 14°59′08″ W 511.78 feet, thence S 67°54′52″ E 444.63 feet, thence S 72°20′52″ E 600.00 feet, thence S 80°10′52″ E 600.00 feet, thence S 85°07′52″ E 600.00 feet, thence N 86°21′08″ E 290.00 feet to the east line of section 21, thence with the east line of said section 21 N 00°02′24″ E 2541.98 feet to the point of beginning. The area described contains approximately 1476.5 acres in San Juan County. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54455 The purpose of the proposed withdrawal and transfer of jurisdiction is to allow the United States Department of Energy perpetual administration over the land as a hazardous material site under the authority of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978, 42 U.S.C. 7902, et seq. For a period of 90 days from the date of publication of this notice, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the proposed action may present their views in writing to the BLM Moab Field Manager, at the address noted above. Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, and records relating to the proposed withdrawal will be available for public review during regular business hours at the Moab Field Office at the address specified above. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comments to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. This application will be processed in accordance with the regulations set forth in 43 CFR 2300. Rights-of-way, leases, permits, cooperative agreements and other discretionary land use authorizations of a temporary nature would continue under the BLM during the 2-year segregation period. No water rights would be needed to fulfill the purpose of this withdrawal. Effective on the date of publication of this notice, the lands will be segregated from location and entry under the United States mining laws. The segregative effect of this application will terminate September 25, 2009, unless final withdrawal action is taken or the application is denied or cancelled prior to that date (43 CFR 2310.2). Notice of any action will be published in the Federal Register. Notice is hereby given that an opportunity for a public meeting is afforded in connection with the proposed withdrawal and transfer of jurisdiction. All interested persons who desire a public meeting for the purpose of being heard on the proposed withdrawal and transfer of jurisdiction must submit a written request to the BLM Moab Field Office at the address indicated above within 90 days from the E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 54456 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 25, 2007 / Notices date of publication of this notice. If the authorized officer determines that a public meeting will be held, a notice of the time and place will be published in the Federal Register at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the meeting. (Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3–1) Kent Hoffman, Deputy State Director, Lands and Minerals. [FR Doc. E7–18890 Filed 9–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Winter Use Plans, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway, Wyoming National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Winter Use Plans, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway. yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Winter Use Plans, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway, Wyoming. Seven alternative winter use management plans are evaluated in this EIS; alternative 7 is the NPS preferred alternative. Alternative 1 would put into place the provisions of the temporary winter use plan of August 2004, with some modifications. Alternative 2 would prohibit recreational snowmobiling in the parks in favor of snowcoach access. Alternative 3A would close much of Yellowstone to oversnow travel, leaving the South Entrance to Old Faithful route open to such use. A variation of alternative 3 (3B) is the no action alternative—it closes all routes to motorized oversnow recreation. This would be the outcome of the temporary plan, should no new decision be made. Four other alternatives (4, 5, 6, and 7) would allow varying levels of snowmobile and snowcoach access to continue in the parks. Alternative 4 would allow for increased snowmobile use, relative to historic numbers. Alternative 5 would allow for some unguided snowmobile use and would feature seasonal and VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:20 Sep 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 flexible daily entry limits in Yellowstone. Alternative 6 would provide for plowing some roads in Yellowstone to allow commercial wheeled-vehicle access from West Yellowstone and Mammoth to Old Faithful. Preferred alternative 7 would provide for a balance of snowmobile and snowcoach use and protect park soundscapes, air quality, wildlife and other resources. In Yellowstone, the daily limit on snowmobiles would be 540 snowmobiles per day in Yellowstone. 65 snowmobiles would be allowed per day in Grand Teton and the Parkway. In Yellowstone, all snowmobilers would be required to travel with a commercial guide, and in both parks, all snowcoaches and most snowmobiles would be required to use Best Available Technology (BAT). 83 snowcoaches would be allowed into Yellowstone daily. The East Entrance would remain open for cross-country ski and snowshoe access. DATES: The National Park Service will execute a Record of Decision (ROD) no sooner than 30 days following publication by the Environmental Protection Agency of the Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement. ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public inspection online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/yell, in the office of Superintendent Suzanne Lewis, PO Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, 307–344–2019 and in the office of Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott, Grand Teton National Park, PO Drawer 170, Moose, WY 83012–0170, 307–739–3300. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Franken, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, 307–344–2019, yell_winter_use@nps.gov. Dated: August 30, 2007. John T. Crowley Acting Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. E7–18935 Filed 9–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–CT–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Walker River Basin Acquisitions Program, Mineral, Lyon, and Douglas Counties, NV Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) and notice of public scoping meetings. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) proposes to prepare an EIS for the Walker River Basin Acquisitions Program. The primary purpose of the program is to comply with the requirements of Public Law 107–171 (Desert Terminal Lakes Program), which appropriates funds to provide water to at-risk natural desert terminal lakes, and with Public Law 109–103, which allocates funds to the University of Nevada for two specific purposes. The first purpose is to implement a program for environmental restoration to acquire from willing sellers land, water appurtenant to the land, and related interests in the Walker River Basin, Nevada. Acquired water rights would be transferred to provide water to Walker Lake. The second purpose of the University’s funding is to establish and operate an agricultural and natural resources center. The actions to be analyzed in this EIS will be the purchase of water rights and related interests from willing sellers in the Walker River Basin, Nevada. DATES: A series of public scoping meetings will be held to solicit public input on the alternatives, concerns, and issues to be addressed in the EIS. The meetings dates are: • Monday, October 22, 2007, 6 to 8 p.m., Reno, NV. • Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 6 to 8 p.m., Yerington, NV. • Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 6 to 8 p.m., Hawthorne, NV. • Thursday, October 25, 2007, 6 to 8 p.m., Bridgeport, CA. Written comments on the scope of the EIS should be sent by November 26, 2007. ADDRESSES: The public scoping meetings locations are: • Reno at Rancho San Rafael Park, Main Ranch House, 1595 N. Sierra Street. • Yerington at Yerington High School, gymnasium, 114 Pearl Street. • Hawthorne at Mineral County Public Library, meeting room, 110 1st Street. • Bridgeport at Bridgeport Memorial Hall, 73 N. School Street. Send comments on the scope of the EIS to Mrs. Caryn Huntt DeCarlo, Bureau of Reclamation, 705 N. Plaza Street, Room 320, Carson City, NV 89701, via e-mail to chunttdecarlo@mp.usbr.gov, or faxed to 775–884–8376. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Huntt DeCarlo, 775–884–8352. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The project area is in the Walker River Basin E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 25, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54455-54456]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-18890]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[UT-921; UTU-83478]


Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Transfer of Jurisdiction; Utah

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has filed an 
application requesting the Secretary of the Interior to segregate from 
the mining laws approximately 1,476.5 acres of public lands associated 
with a proposed withdrawal and transfer of jurisdiction. The proposed 
withdrawal will protect public health and safety on lands contaminated 
by previous mining and milling operations. This notice temporarily 
segregates the lands for up to 2 years from location and entry under 
the United States mining laws while the withdrawal application is being 
processed.

DATE: Comments must be received on or before December 24, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the Moab Field Manager, Bureau of 
Land Management, 82 East Dogwood Avenue, Moab, Utah 84532.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary von Koch, Realty Specialist, Moab 
Field Office, at the above address, (435) 259-2128.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Department of Energy has 
filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management to segregate 
from the United States mining laws the public lands described below. 
Jurisdiction over approximately 1,476.5 acres will ultimately be 
withdrawn and transferred from the Department of the Interior to the 
Department of Energy, subject to valid existing rights.

Salt Lake Meridian

    A parcel of land within sections 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21, T. 29 S., 
R. 24 E., San Juan County, Utah, more particularly described as 
follows:
    Beginning at the NE corner section 21, T 29 S, R 24 E, SLM, and 
proceeding thence with the north line of section 21 N 89[deg]47'38'' W 
2641.47 feet to the north \1/4\ corner of section 21, thence with the 
north line of section 21 N 89[deg]48'01'' W 2632.51 feet to the NW 
corner of section 21, thence with the north line of section 20 N 
89[deg]57'11'' W 626.74 feet to the SE corner of section 17, thence 
with the east line of section 17 N 00[deg]09'50'' E 2348.18 feet to the 
west \1/4\ corner of section 16, thence with the east line of section 
17 N 00[deg]14'39'' E 278.89 feet to the east \1/4\ corner of section 
17, thence with the center \1/4\ line S 89[deg]58'28'' W 4651.57 feet 
to the \1/4\ corner of sections 17 and 18, thence with the center \1/4\ 
line N 89[deg]52'47'' W 2638.81 feet to the center \1/4\ corner of 
section 18, thence with the center \1/4\ line S 00[deg]05'13'' W 
2642.09 feet to the \1/4\ corner sections 18 and 19, thence with the 
center \1/4\ line of section 19 S 00[deg]01'31'' E 2642.73 feet to the 
center \1/4\ corner section 19, thence with the center \1/4\ line of 
section 19 N 89[deg]59'10'' E 2641.20 feet to \1/4\ corner to sections 
19 and 20, thence with the center \1/4\ line of section 20 N 
89[deg]51'20'' E 2640.14 feet to the center \1/4\ corner section 20, 
thence with the center \1/4\ line of section 20 S 00[deg]09'42'' E 
2641.01 feet to the \1/4\ corner to sections 20 and 29, thence with the 
south line of section 20 N 89[deg]49'47'' E 2633.42 feet to the corner 
to sections 20, 21, 28 and 29, thence with the south line of section 21 
S 89[deg]49'24'' E 3285.09 feet, thence with the exterior boundary of 
patented lands the following 21 courses: N 12[deg]47'08'' E 1409.64 
feet, thence N 72[deg]20'49'' W 599.75 feet, thence N 67[deg]51'26'' W 
599.74 feet, thence S 12[deg]47'32'' W 1498.74 feet, thence N 
68[deg]35'52'' W 600.45 feet, thence N 12[deg]47'08'' E 1499.50 feet, 
thence N 72[deg]49'52'' W 600.00 feet, thence N 07[deg]08'08'' E 
1169.49 feet, thence N 80[deg]44'52'' W 182.88 feet, thence N 
14[deg]59'08'' E 429.75 feet, thence N 89[deg]48'52'' W 219.34 feet, 
thence N 00[deg]11'08'' E 1499.50 feet, thence S 89[deg]48'52'' E 
599.50 feet, thence S 00[deg]11'08'' W 1390.07 feet, thence S 
80[deg]44'52'' E 1153.05 feet, thence S 14[deg]59'08'' W 511.78 feet, 
thence S 67[deg]54'52'' E 444.63 feet, thence S 72[deg]20'52'' E 600.00 
feet, thence S 80[deg]10'52'' E 600.00 feet, thence S 85[deg]07'52'' E 
600.00 feet, thence N 86[deg]21'08'' E 290.00 feet to the east line of 
section 21, thence with the east line of said section 21 N 
00[deg]02'24'' E 2541.98 feet to the point of beginning.
    The area described contains approximately 1476.5 acres in San Juan 
County.
    The purpose of the proposed withdrawal and transfer of jurisdiction 
is to allow the United States Department of Energy perpetual 
administration over the land as a hazardous material site under the 
authority of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978, 
42 U.S.C. 7902, et seq.
    For a period of 90 days from the date of publication of this 
notice, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or 
objections in connection with the proposed action may present their 
views in writing to the BLM Moab Field Manager, at the address noted 
above.
    Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, and 
records relating to the proposed withdrawal will be available for 
public review during regular business hours at the Moab Field Office at 
the address specified above. Individual respondents may request 
confidentiality. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 
address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you 
should be aware that your entire comment--including your personal 
identifying information--may be made publicly available at any time. 
While you can ask us in your comments to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.
    This application will be processed in accordance with the 
regulations set forth in 43 CFR 2300.
    Rights-of-way, leases, permits, cooperative agreements and other 
discretionary land use authorizations of a temporary nature would 
continue under the BLM during the 2-year segregation period.
    No water rights would be needed to fulfill the purpose of this 
withdrawal.
    Effective on the date of publication of this notice, the lands will 
be segregated from location and entry under the United States mining 
laws. The segregative effect of this application will terminate 
September 25, 2009, unless final withdrawal action is taken or the 
application is denied or cancelled prior to that date (43 CFR 2310.2). 
Notice of any action will be published in the Federal Register.
    Notice is hereby given that an opportunity for a public meeting is 
afforded in connection with the proposed withdrawal and transfer of 
jurisdiction. All interested persons who desire a public meeting for 
the purpose of being heard on the proposed withdrawal and transfer of 
jurisdiction must submit a written request to the BLM Moab Field Office 
at the address indicated above within 90 days from the

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date of publication of this notice. If the authorized officer 
determines that a public meeting will be held, a notice of the time and 
place will be published in the Federal Register at least 30 days before 
the scheduled date of the meeting.

(Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3-1)

Kent Hoffman,
Deputy State Director, Lands and Minerals.
[FR Doc. E7-18890 Filed 9-24-07; 8:45 am]
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