Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Coeur d'Alene Tribal Integrated Resource Management Plan, Coeur d'Alene Reservation, Idaho, 59303 [E7-20683]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 202 / Friday, October 19, 2007 / Notices any public comments, will be used in the final analysis to determine whether or not to finalize or amend the draft EA and to issue the permit. We will evaluate the permit application, the draft EA, and comments submitted therein to determine whether the application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the Act. If it is determined that those requirements are met, a permit will be issued for the reintroduction of the black-footed ferret. The final permit decision will be made no sooner than 30 days after the date of this notice. Authority: The authority of this action is the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). Dated: October 15, 2007. Stephen Guertin, Acting Regional Director, Denver, Colorado. [FR Doc. E7–20669 Filed 10–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Coeur d’Alene Tribal Integrated Resource Management Plan, Coeur d’Alene Reservation, Idaho Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) intends to file a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (FPEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the proposed Coeur d’Alene Tribal Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP), Coeur d’Alene Reservation, Idaho, and that the FPEIS is now available to the public. The FPEIS analyzes the impacts of four alternative approaches to managing the natural, environmental and cultural resources of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. The purpose of the proposed action, approval of the tribe’s implementation of the IRMP for a period of 20 years, is to protect and sustain these resources. DATES: The Record of Decision on the proposed action will be issued on or after November 19, 2007. Any comments on the FPEIS must arrive by November 19, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may mail or hand deliver written comments to Superintendent, Coeur d’Alene Agency, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Oct 18, 2007 Jkt 214001 Bureau of Indian Affairs, P.O. Box 408, 850 A Street, Plummer, Idaho 83851. Any person wishing a copy of this FPEIS should immediately write to the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Attention: Tiffany Allgood, P.O. Box 408, 850 A Street, Plummer, Idaho 83851, or call her at the number provided below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tiffany Allgood, (208) 686–8802. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FPEIS analyzes the impacts of four possible alternatives for the IRMP, as follows: Alternative A—This is the No Action Alternative. Under this alternative, there would be no change in the existing management. Current land use, recreation and resource management activities would continue using existing laws, policies, land use practices, management plans and agreements. Alternative B—This is the preferred alternative. It would provide for the enhancement of natural and cultural resources on the reservation, while maintaining the rural character of the reservation. The reservation ecology and biodiversity would be managed to ensure their restoration and maintenance to provide for tribal subsistence and cultural uses of the resources. Under this alternative, 11,136 acres would be available for development, 76,149 acres would be managed for conservation, 661,123 acres would retain their rural character, 92,565 acres would be managed for agricultural uses and 95,558 acres would be forested. Alternative C—This alternative emphasizes natural resource conservation, while maintaining a working landscape for agriculture and forestry where compatible. New development would be limited to designated and environmentally suitable areas to minimize resource disturbances and adverse environmental impacts. Under this alternative, 5,401 acres would be available for development, 172,502 acres would be managed for conservation values, 62,104 acres would be managed for agricultural uses and 96,569 acres would be forested. Alternative D—This alternative would manage the Reservation to maximize growth and development where it is not in conflict with either the natural and cultural resources or existing land use designations and suitability. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the 
Proposed Coeur d'Alene Tribal Integrated Resource Management Plan, 
Coeur d'Alene Reservation, Idaho

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs (BIA) intends to file a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact 
Statement (FPEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the 
proposed Coeur d'Alene Tribal Integrated Resource Management Plan 
(IRMP), Coeur d'Alene Reservation, Idaho, and that the FPEIS is now 
available to the public. The FPEIS analyzes the impacts of four 
alternative approaches to managing the natural, environmental and 
cultural resources of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. The purpose of the 
proposed action, approval of the tribe's implementation of the IRMP for 
a period of 20 years, is to protect and sustain these resources.

DATES: The Record of Decision on the proposed action will be issued on 
or after November 19, 2007. Any comments on the FPEIS must arrive by 
November 19, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may mail or hand deliver written comments to 
Superintendent, Coeur d'Alene Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, P.O. 
Box 408, 850 A Street, Plummer, Idaho 83851.
    Any person wishing a copy of this FPEIS should immediately write to 
the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, Attention: Tiffany Allgood, P.O. Box 408, 850 
A Street, Plummer, Idaho 83851, or call her at the number provided 
below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tiffany Allgood, (208) 686-8802.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FPEIS analyzes the impacts of four 
possible alternatives for the IRMP, as follows:
    Alternative A--This is the No Action Alternative. Under this 
alternative, there would be no change in the existing management. 
Current land use, recreation and resource management activities would 
continue using existing laws, policies, land use practices, management 
plans and agreements.
    Alternative B--This is the preferred alternative. It would provide 
for the enhancement of natural and cultural resources on the 
reservation, while maintaining the rural character of the reservation. 
The reservation ecology and biodiversity would be managed to ensure 
their restoration and maintenance to provide for tribal subsistence and 
cultural uses of the resources. Under this alternative, 11,136 acres 
would be available for development, 76,149 acres would be managed for 
conservation, 661,123 acres would retain their rural character, 92,565 
acres would be managed for agricultural uses and 95,558 acres would be 
forested.
    Alternative C--This alternative emphasizes natural resource 
conservation, while maintaining a working landscape for agriculture and 
forestry where compatible. New development would be limited to 
designated and environmentally suitable areas to minimize resource 
disturbances and adverse environmental impacts. Under this alternative, 
5,401 acres would be available for development, 172,502 acres would be 
managed for conservation values, 62,104 acres would be managed for 
agricultural uses and 96,569 acres would be forested.
    Alternative D--This alternative would manage the Reservation to 
maximize growth and development where it is not in conflict with either 
the natural and cultural resources or existing land use designations 
and suitability. Under this alternative, 55,909 acres would be 
available for development, 9,215 acres would be managed for 
conservation values, 4,808 acres would maintain their rural character, 
50,953 acres would be managed for recreational uses, 72,791 acres would 
be managed for agricultural uses and 123,634 acres would be forested.

Public Comment Availability

    Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be 
available for public review at the BIA mailing address shown in the 
ADDRESSES section, during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may 
request confidentiality. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or 
address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of 
Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of 
your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent 
allowed by law. We will not, however, consider anonymous comments. All 
submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals 
identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations 
or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their 
entirety.

Authority

    This notice is published in accordance with section 1502.1 of the 
Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 
1508) implementing the procedural requirements of the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), 
and the Department of Interior Manual (516 DM 1-6), and is in the 
exercise of authority delegated to the Principal Deputy Assistant 
Secretary--Indian Affairs by 209 DM 8.

    Dated: August 23, 2007.
Carl J. Artman,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
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