Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Montana, 60026-60027 [E7-20779]

Download as PDF 60026 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 23, 2007 / Notices amenity fees and fee change proposals to the respective RAC of the appropriate geographic region. An agenda will be available online at http://www.blm.gov/nv/. To receive a copy of the agenda, please call Barbara Keleher. Individuals who need special assistance such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, please contact Barbara Keleher no later than 10 days prior to the meeting. Dated: October 16, 2007. Ron Wenker, Bureau of Land Management, Nevada State Director. Dated: October 16, 2007. Ed Monnig, Forest Service, Supervisor, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. [FR Doc. 07–5223 Filed 10–22–07; 8:45 am] period will last no longer than 30 minutes, and each speaker may address the SEORAC for a maximum of 5 minutes. Contact Person for More Information: Program information, meeting records and a roster of council members may be obtained from Scott Stoffel, Public Affairs Specialist, 1301 S. G Street, Lakeview, OR 97630; (541) 947–6237. The meeting agenda will be posted at http://www.blm.gov/or/rac/seorracminutes.php when available. Should you require reasonable accommodation, please contact the BLM Lakeview District at (541) 947–2177 as soon as possible. Shirley Gammon, District Manager. [FR Doc. E7–20770 Filed 10–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P [MT–010–1430-ET; MTM 60957] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Montana Bureau of Land Management [OR–010–1020–DF; HAG 08–0005] Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council: Meeting rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the following advisory committee meeting: Name: Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council. Time and Date: 1 p.m. November 8, 2007; 8 a.m. November 9, 2007. Place: Bureau of Land Management, Burns District Office, 28910 Hwy 20 West, Hines, Oregon 97738. Status: Open to the public. Matters to be Considered: The Resource Advisory Council will consider ecology based ecosystem restoration initiatives, fire rehabilitation grazing criteria and transportation planning efforts for Oregon and Washington Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service administered lands. Council members will also hear updates from Designated Federal Officials, attend a Fremont-Winema National Forests Travel Management Planning presentation, give liaison and subgroup reports, establish meeting priorities, develop agenda items for the next meeting and tour Oregon’s Wild Horse Corral Facility. Any other matters that may reasonably come before the SEORAC may also be addressed. The public is welcome to attend all portions of the meeting and may contribute during the public comment period at 4 p.m. on November 9, 2007. Those who verbally address the SEORAC during the public comment period are asked to also provide a written statement of their comments or presentation. Unless otherwise approved by the SEORAC Chair, the public comment VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:33 Oct 22, 2007 Jkt 214001 SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior proposes to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6664 for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 6664 withdrew 840 acres of public lands in Carbon County, Montana, from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws, including the United States mining laws to protect the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Petroglyph Canyon and Weatherman Draw archeological sites. This notice also gives an opportunity to comment on the proposed action and to request a public meeting. The lands have been and will remain open to mineral leasing. DATES: Comments and requests for a public meeting must be received by January 22, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments and meeting requests should be sent to the BLM Billings Field Office Manager, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101–4669. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Carroll, BLM, Billings Field Office, (406) 896–5242, or at the above address, or Sandra Ward, BLM, Montana State Office, (406) 896–5052. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The withdrawal created by PLO No. 6664 (53 FR 7186–7) will expire March 6, 2008, unless extended. The Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management has approved the BLM PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 petition to file an application to extend PLO No. 6664 for an additional 2-year period. The withdrawal was made to protect the Petroglyph Canyon and Weatherman Draw archeological sites on public lands described as follows: Principal Meridian, Montana, (Weatherman Draw) T. 8 S., R. 24 E., Sec. 20, S1⁄2SE1⁄4 and SE1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 29, E1⁄2 and E1⁄2W1⁄2. (Petroglyph Canyon) T. 9 S., R. 26 E., Sec. 35, lots 2, 3, 6, 7, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4 and SE1⁄4NW1⁄4. The areas described aggregate 840 acres in Carbon County. The purpose of the proposed extension is to continue the withdrawal created by PLO No. 6664 for an additional 20-year term to protect the archeological sites at Petroglyph Canyon and Weatherman Draw. As extended, the withdrawal would not alter the applicability of those public land laws governing the use of lands under lease, license, or permit or governing the disposal of the mineral or vegetative resources other than under the mining laws. The use of a right-of-way or interagency or cooperative agreement would not adequately protect the cultural resources in these areas. There are no suitable alternative sites available. Significant cultural resources are located at the Petroglyph Canyon and Weatherman Draw sites in the above-described public land. Water will not be needed to fulfill the purpose of the requested withdrawal. 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 withdrawal extension may present their views in writing to the BLM Billings Field Office at the address noted above. Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BLM Billings Field Office at the address noted above during regular business hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, be advised that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 23, 2007 / Notices Notice is hereby given that an opportunity for a public meeting is afforded in connection with the proposed withdrawal extension. All interested persons who desire a public meeting for the purpose of being heard on the proposed withdrawal extension must submit a written request to the BLM Billings Field Manager within 90 days from the 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. This withdrawal extension proposal will be processed in accordance with the applicable regulations set forth in 43 CFR 2310.4. (Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3–1(b)(1)) Dated: October 11, 2007. Theresa M. Hanley, Deputy State Director, Division of Resources. [FR Doc. E7–20779 Filed 10–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA–360–1430–EU; CACA–47028] Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Direct (Non-Competitive) Sale of Public Lands in Siskiyou County, CA Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to sell a 0.07 acre parcel of federally owned land in Siskiyou County, located in Yreka, California. The public land has been examined and found suitable for disposal utilizing direct sale procedures. The authority for the sale is established under sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1713 and 1719) and the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA) of July 25, 2000, (43 U.S.C. 2301). DATES: Comments regarding the proposed sale must be received by the BLM Redding Field Office on or before December 7, 2007. ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning the proposed sale must be submitted to: Field Manager, Bureau of Land Management, Redding Field Office, 355 Hemsted Drive, Redding, CA 96002. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact the Redding Field Office, (530) 224–2100 from 7:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:33 Oct 22, 2007 Jkt 214001 Federal Holidays), and ask to have your call directed to Ilene Emry, Realty Specialist. The public land is located in Yreka, California and will be offered for sale utilizing non-competitive (direct sale) procedures in Siskiyou County. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Mount Diablo Meridian, California T. 45 N., R. 7 W., Section 22, lot 13. The area described contains 0.07 acres more or less in Siskiyou County. This parcel of public land is proposed for sale to Tom and Kris McCullough, the adjacent landowners, at not less than appraised fair market value (FMV) as determined by the authorized officer after appraisal. As stated, the public land is proposed for sale subject to the applicable provisions of sections 203 and 209 of the FLPMA, as well as regulations at 43 CFR Parts 2710 and 2720. The sale disposal is carried out in accordance with section 205 of the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act of July 25, 2000 (FLTFA) (43 U.S.C. 2304), in which the proceeds from the sale of the lands will be deposited into the Federal Land Disposal account. Consistent with FLPMA section 203, the tract of public land may be sold as a result of approved land use planning if the sale of the tract meets the disposal criteria. The subject parcel is identified as suitable for disposal in the BLM Redding Resource Management Plan (RMP) approved July 27, 1993. The identified land is not needed for any Federal purpose. This sale also meets the criteria found in Title 43 CFR 2710.0–3(a)(2) which states ‘‘Disposal of such tract shall serve important public objectives, including but not limited to, expansion of communities and economic development which cannot be achieved prudently or feasibly on lands other that public lands and which outweigh other public objectives and values, including, but not limited to recreation and scenic values, which would be served by maintaining such tract in Federal ownership.’’ The disposal (sale) of lands also meets the criteria found under 43 CFR 2710.0– 3(a)(3) where ‘‘such a tract, because of its location or other characteristics is difficult and uneconomic to manage as part of the public lands, and is not suitable for management by another Federal department or agency’’. BLM regulations at 43 CFR 2711.3– 3(a) provide: ‘‘Direct sales (without competition) may be utilized, when in PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60027 the opinion of the authorized officer, a competitive sale is not appropriate and the public interest would best be served by a direct sale’’. The BLM Redding Field Manager has determined that a non-competitive (direct sale) will be in the best interest of the public in facilitating overall administration of public lands. The FLPMA authorized the use of direct sale of public lands to recognize public policies by giving preference to users such as the adjoining landowners. The BLM parcel is a small uneconomic remnant that is surrounded by private land owned by the McCulloughs in a developing subdivision. The potential buyer of the parcel will make application under section 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of October 21, 1976, to purchase the mineral estate along with the surface. Conveyance of the available mineral interests pursuant to Section 209 of the FLPMA would occur simultaneously with the sale of the land. The mineral interests being offered for conveyance have no known mineral value. Acceptance of a direct sale offer will constitute an application for conveyance of those mineral interests. The applicant will be required to pay a $50.00 nonreturnable filing fee for conveyance of the available mineral interests. The patent, if issued, will be subject to the following terms, conditions and reservations: A reservation to the United States for ditches and canals constructed by the authority of the United States, Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C. 945). No representation, warranty or covenant of any kind, express or implied, will be given or made by the United States, its officers or employees, as to access to or from the above described parcel of land, the title to the land, whether or to what extent the land may be developed, its physical condition or its past, present or potential uses, and the conveyance of any such parcel will not be on a contingency basis. It is the buyer’s responsibility to be aware of all applicable Federal, State, any local government policies and regulations that would affect the subject lands. It is also the buyer’s responsibility to be aware of existing or prospective uses of nearby properties. Any land lacking access from a public road or highway will be conveyed as such, and future access acquisition will be the responsibility of the buyer. The environmental assessment and approved appraisal report covering the proposed sale are available for review at E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 204 (Tuesday, October 23, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60026-60027]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-20779]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[MT-010-1430-ET; MTM 60957]


Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for 
Public Meeting; Montana

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior proposes to extend the duration 
of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6664 for an additional 20-year term. PLO 
No. 6664 withdrew 840 acres of public lands in Carbon County, Montana, 
from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws, 
including the United States mining laws to protect the Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM) Petroglyph Canyon and Weatherman Draw archeological 
sites. This notice also gives an opportunity to comment on the proposed 
action and to request a public meeting. The lands have been and will 
remain open to mineral leasing.

DATES: Comments and requests for a public meeting must be received by 
January 22, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Comments and meeting requests should be sent to the BLM 
Billings Field Office Manager, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 
59101-4669.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Carroll, BLM, Billings Field 
Office, (406) 896-5242, or at the above address, or Sandra Ward, BLM, 
Montana State Office, (406) 896-5052.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The withdrawal created by PLO No. 6664 (53 
FR 7186-7) will expire March 6, 2008, unless extended. The Assistant 
Secretary for Land and Minerals Management has approved the BLM 
petition to file an application to extend PLO No. 6664 for an 
additional 2-year period. The withdrawal was made to protect the 
Petroglyph Canyon and Weatherman Draw archeological sites on public 
lands described as follows:

Principal Meridian, Montana, (Weatherman Draw)

T. 8 S., R. 24 E.,
    Sec. 20, S\1/2\SE\1/4\ and SE\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 29, E\1/2\ and E\1/2\W\1/2\.

(Petroglyph Canyon)

T. 9 S., R. 26 E.,
    Sec. 35, lots 2, 3, 6, 7, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\ and SE\1/4\NW\1/4\.

    The areas described aggregate 840 acres in Carbon County.
    The purpose of the proposed extension is to continue the withdrawal 
created by PLO No. 6664 for an additional 20-year term to protect the 
archeological sites at Petroglyph Canyon and Weatherman Draw.
    As extended, the withdrawal would not alter the applicability of 
those public land laws governing the use of lands under lease, license, 
or permit or governing the disposal of the mineral or vegetative 
resources other than under the mining laws.
    The use of a right-of-way or interagency or cooperative agreement 
would not adequately protect the cultural resources in these areas.
    There are no suitable alternative sites available. Significant 
cultural resources are located at the Petroglyph Canyon and Weatherman 
Draw sites in the above-described public land.
    Water will not be needed to fulfill the purpose of the requested 
withdrawal.
    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 withdrawal extension may 
present their views in writing to the BLM Billings Field Office at the 
address noted above.
    Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will 
be available for public review at the BLM Billings Field Office at the 
address noted above during regular business hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except holidays. Before including your address, 
phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information 
in your comments, be advised that your entire comment--including your 
personal identifying information--may be made publicly available at any 
time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.

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    Notice is hereby given that an opportunity for a public meeting is 
afforded in connection with the proposed withdrawal extension. All 
interested persons who desire a public meeting for the purpose of being 
heard on the proposed withdrawal extension must submit a written 
request to the BLM Billings Field Manager within 90 days from the 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. This withdrawal extension proposal will 
be processed in accordance with the applicable regulations set forth in 
43 CFR 2310.4.

(Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3-1(b)(1))

    Dated: October 11, 2007.
Theresa M. Hanley,
Deputy State Director, Division of Resources.
[FR Doc. E7-20779 Filed 10-22-07; 8:45 am]
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