Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan (DRMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Richfield Field Office in Garfield, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne Counties, UT, 60879-60881 [07-5283]

Download as PDF 60879 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 207 / Friday, October 26, 2007 / Notices • Soil, Water, and Air: Concerns included the protection/preservation of soil, water, and air quality. Sally Wisely, Colorado State Director. [FR Doc. E7–21011 Filed 10–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UT050–1610–012J] Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan (DRMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Richfield Field Office in Garfield, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne Counties, UT Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby gives notice that the Richfield Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DRMP/DEIS) is available for a 90-day public review and comment period. This notice also meets requirements in part 1610, 7–2(b) concerning potential Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs). DATES: To ensure that they will be considered, BLM must receive written comments on the DRMP/DEIS within 90 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its notice of availability in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce public meetings and other public-involvement activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, news releases, direct mailings, and on the project Web site at: http:// www.blm.gov/rmp/ut/richfield/. Public meetings will be held in Junction, Loa, Manti, Richfield, and Salt Lake City, and in other locations if warranted. ADDRESSES: Address written comments to: RMP Comments, Richfield Field Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 150 East 900 North, Richfield, Utah 84701. Comments may also be faxed to the Field Office at 435–896– 1550, or submitted electronically by e-mail: UT_Richfield_Comments@blm.gov. Comments and information submitted on the Supplement to the Vernal Field Office DRMP/DEIS, including names, email addresses, and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review and disclosure at the Vernal Field Office address listed below. The BLM will not accept anonymous comments. 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 comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, or to have your name added to the Richfield RMP mailing list, visit the RMP Web site: http://www.blm.gov/rmp/ut/richfield/. Or, you may contact Cornell Christensen, RMP Project Manager, Richfield BLM Field Office, 150 East 900 North, Richfield, Utah 84701, phone 435–896–1532. The DRMP/DEIS can be viewed and downloaded in portable document format (PDF) at the project Web site: http://www.blm.gov/rmp/ut/ richfield/. Copies of the DRMP/DEIS are also available at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Richfield Field Office. The DRMP/DEIS addresses public lands and resources managed by the Richfield Field Office in Garfield, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne Counties, Utah. These lands and resources are currently managed under six old land use plans: Cedar-Beaver-Garfield-Antimony RMP (1986), Forest Management Framework Plan (MFP) (1982), Henry Mountains MFP (1982), Mountain Valley MFP (1981), Parker Mountain MFP (1983), and San Rafael RMP (1991). The planning area includes approximately 2.1 million acres of BLM-administered surface lands and additional Federallyowned minerals under Federal, state, and private lands in the area. Decisions in the Richfield RMP will only apply to BLM-administered public lands and Federally-owned minerals. The DRMP/ DEIS proposes and analyzes five alternatives for future management of the public lands and resources in the planning area. Alternative B is BLM’s proposed action and the preferred alternative. Major issues considered in the DRMP/DEIS include oil and gas leasing, mining, range and livestock management, access and transportation, recreation and off-highway vehicle management, special status species, special designations (including Areas of Critical Environmental Concern [ACECs] and wild and scenic rivers), and lands with wilderness characteristics, among others. When completed, the new RMP will replace management decisions in the existing land use plans. As required by law, the DRMP/DEIS considers the designation and protection of ACECs. ACEC values and resource use limitations vary by ACEC, and the ACECs themselves vary by alternative. See table below. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ACRES OF PUBLIC LAND TO BE MANAGED AS ACECS UNDER THE ALTERNATIVES IN THE RICHFIELD DRMP/DEIS Alt. N (no action) rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Values and use limitations Badlands ACEC Values: Outstanding scenery, special status species, natural processes (wind erosion), riparian areas, relict vegetation. Limitations: Designate scenic areas outside Wilderness study Areas (WSAs) as Visual Resource Management (VRM) II, limit or close to Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use, close to oil and gas leasing, propose withdrawal from mineral entry. Beaver Wash ACEC Values: Desert riparian community. Limitations: Close to OHV use, close to oil and gas leasing, close to livestock grazing, propose withdrawal from mineral entry. Bull Creek ACEC Value: Cultural resources. Limitations: Limit off-highway vehicles to designated routes. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:26 Oct 25, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00084 Alt. B (preferred) Alt. A Alts. C and D 0 0 88,900. 3,400 0 0 (Included in Dirty Devil/North Wash ACEC). 0 Fmt 4703 0 0 0 4,800. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 60880 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 207 / Friday, October 26, 2007 / Notices ACRES OF PUBLIC LAND TO BE MANAGED AS ACECS UNDER THE ALTERNATIVES IN THE RICHFIELD DRMP/DEIS— Continued Alt. N (no action) rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Values and use limitations Dirty Devil/North Wash ACEC: Values: Outstanding scenery, cultural resources, paleontological resources, wildlife, special status species, relict vegetation, riparian areas. Limitations: Designate scenic areas outside WSAs as VRM II, close to oil and gas leasing or lease with no surface occupancy and propose withdrawal from mineral entry. Permit no domestic sheep grazing. Close to OHV use or limit to designated routes. Fremont Gorge/Cockscomb Values ACEC: Cultural resources, outstanding scenery, riparian areas, special status plant species, wildlife. Limitations: Designate scenic areas outside WSAs as VRM II, open to oil and gas leasing with no surface occupancy and propose withdrawal from mineral entry. Close to OHV or limit to designated routes. Gilbert Badlands ACEC Values: Badlands geology. Limitations: Close to OHV use, designate open to oil and gas leasing with no surface occupancy, and propose withdrawal from mineral entry. Henry Mountains ACEC Values: Outstanding scenery, cultural resources, wildlife, special status species, ecological values, riparian areas. Limitations: Designate scenic areas outside WSAs as VRM II, close to off-highway vehicles or limit to designated routes, close to oil and gas leasing, and propose withdrawal from mineral entry. Horseshoe Canyon ACEC Values: Outstanding scenery, cultural resources, special status species, riparian areas. Limitations: Designate scenic areas outside WSAs as VRM II, open to oil and gas leasing with no surface occupancy, and propose withdrawal from mineral entry. Kingston Canyon ACEC Values: Wildlife habitat and riparian areas. Limitations: Limit off-highway vehicles to designated routes and suppress unwanted fires. Little Rockies ACEC Values: Outstanding scenery, wildlife, special status species, riparian areas. Limitations: Designate scenic areas outside WSAs as VRM II, open to oil and gas leasing with no surface occupancy and propose withdrawal from mineral entry. Change class of livestock from sheep to cattle. Lower Muddy Creek ACEC Values: Outstanding scenery, special status plants, riparian areas. Limitations: Designate scenic areas as VRM Class II and close to oil and gas leasing. No Man Mesa ACEC Value: Relict vegetation. Limitations: Close to OHV use, close to oil and gas leasing, and propose withdrawal from mineral entry. North Caineville Mesa ACEC Value: Relict vegetation. Limitations: Close to OHV use, open to oil and gas leasing with no surface occupancy, close to livestock grazing, identify as unsuitable for coal leasing, and propose withdrawal from mineral entry. Old Woman Front ACEC Value: Relict vegetation. Limitations: Close to livestock grazing, close to OHV use, close to oil and gas leasing and propose withdrawal from mineral entry. Parker Mountain ACEC Value: Sagebrush-steppe habitat, special status species. Limitations: Limit off-highway vehicles to designated routes, suppress unwanted wildfires, and implement proper grazing practices. Quitchupah Creek ACEC Values: Cultural resources, Native American values, riparian areas. Limitations: Limit offhighway vehicles to designated routes. Rainbow Hills ACEC Values: Wildlife habitat and special status plants. Limitations: Suppress unwanted wildfires, close to OHV use, and open to oil and gas leasing with no surface occupancy. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Oct 25, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00085 Alt. B (preferred) Alt. A Alts. C and D 0 0 205,300. 0 0 0 34,300. 3,700 0 0 (Included in Badlands ACEC). 0 0 0 288,200. 0 0 0 40,900. 0 0 0 22,100. 0 0 0 49,200. 0 0 0 16,200. 0 0 0 (Included in Henry Mountains ACEC). 3,800 0 3,800 (Included in Badlands ACEC). 0 0 330 0 0 0 107,900. 0 0 0 180. 0 Fmt 4703 0 0 0 4,000. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 330. 60881 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 207 / Friday, October 26, 2007 / Notices ACRES OF PUBLIC LAND TO BE MANAGED AS ACECS UNDER THE ALTERNATIVES IN THE RICHFIELD DRMP/DEIS— Continued Alt. N (no action) Values and use limitations Sevier Canyon ACEC Values: Wildlife habitat, special status species, riparian areas. Limitations: Suppress unwanted wildfires, limit off-highway vehicles to designated routes and close routes seasonally. South Caineville Mesa ACEC Value: Relict vegetation. Limitations: Close to OHV use, open to oil and gas leasing with no surface occupancy, close to livestock grazing, propose withdrawal from mineral entry. Special Status Species ACEC Values: Special Status Species and habitat. Limitations: Close or limit OHV use to designated routes and open to oil and gas leasing with controlled surface use stipulations. Thousand Lake Bench ACEC Values: Cultural resources, special status plants and riparian areas. Limitations: Close to off-highway vehicles or limit to designated routes. Total ................................................................................. The application of the Federal coal unsuitability criteria to the Henry Mountains and Emery Coal Fields is included in Appendix 8 of the DRMP/ DEIS. As required by 43 CFR 3461.2– 1(a)(2), the public is invited to comment on the results of the application of the criteria and the application process used. The criteria are listed under 43 CFR 3461.5. Additionally, the BLM will conduct a public hearing on coal leasing potential in the DRMP/DEIS before it is finalized, if such a hearing is requested by any person who may be adversely affected by adoption of the proposed plan. Selma Sierra, Utah State Director. [FR Doc. 07–5283 Filed 10–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DK–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [ID 320 7122 EO 7979] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Smoky Canyon Mine, Panels F and G DOI Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Lead Agency; USDA Forest Service (FS), Co-lead Agency; and the State of Idaho, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Cooperating Agency. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES AGENCIES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Oct 25, 2007 Jkt 214001 Alt. B (preferred) Alt. A 0 0 0 8,900. 5,300 0 0 (Included in Badlands ACEC). 0 0 0 15,100. 0 0 0 500. 16,200 0 4,130 for the Smoky Canyon Mine, Panels F and G Mine Expansion Project. SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et. seq.) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et. seq.), the DOI Bureau of Land Management (Lead Agency) and the USDA Forest Service (Co-lead Agency) announce the availability of the FEIS for the Smoky Canyon Mine, Panels F and G Mine Expansion Project. DATES: The FEIS is now available for public review. The BLM Record of Decision will be released no sooner than 30 days after publication of a Notice of Availability of the FEIS in the Federal Register by the Environmental Protection Agency. ADDRESSES: Copies of the FEIS have been sent to affected Federal, State, and local Government agencies and to interested parties. The FEIS will be available in limited quantities at the Bureau of Land Management, Pocatello Field Office, 4350 Cliffs Drive, Pocatello, Idaho 83204, phone (208) 478–6340 and the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Soda Springs Ranger District, 410 E. Hooper Avenue, Soda Springs, Idaho 83276, phone (208) 547– 4356. It will also be available on the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/ id/st/en/fo/pocatello/programs/ planning/smoky_canyon_mine.html and the Caribou-Targhee National Forest Web site at: http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/ caribou-targhee/phosphate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bill Stout, Bureau of Land Management, phone (208) 478–6340; or Jeff Jones, Caribou-Targhee National Forest, phone (208) 236–7572. PO 00000 Frm 00086 Alts. C and D Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 886,810. The FEIS was prepared to provide decision makers and the public with a complete and objective evaluation of significant environmental impacts, beneficial and adverse, resulting from the proposed action and from all reasonable alternatives. The proposed extension of on-going mining operations, into Panels F and G, lies within the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in Southeast Idaho, on lands administered by the FS associated with two Federal phosphate leases held by the J.R. Simplot Company (the lessee, hereinafter referred to as the proponent) and are administered by the BLM under authority of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920. Mining, to recover phosphate ore, and reclamation would take place over an estimated 16-year period. The environmental impacts of the proponent’s Proposed Action, six mining alternatives, one no-mining alternative, and eight transportation alternatives are analyzed in the FEIS. The BLM Idaho State Director, or delegated official, will consult with the Caribou-Targhee National Forest Supervisor regarding surface management and mitigation on leased lands within the Caribou-Targhee National Forest and will make a decision regarding approval of the proposed Mine & Reclamation Plan and several proposed lease modifications. The FS will also make a decision whether to authorize off-lease facilities such as roads and power lines. The proposed Mine & Reclamation Plan was submitted by the proponent in April 2003. The plan consists of the development of two open mine pits (Panel F, to be located on Federal Phosphate Lease I–27512, and Panel G, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[UT050-1610-012J]


Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan 
(DRMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the 
Richfield Field Office in Garfield, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne 
Counties, UT

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of 
Land Management (BLM) hereby gives notice that the Richfield Draft 
Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement 
(DRMP/DEIS) is available for a 90-day public review and comment period. 
This notice also meets requirements in part 1610, 7-2(b) concerning 
potential Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs).

DATES: To ensure that they will be considered, BLM must receive written 
comments on the DRMP/DEIS within 90 days following the date the 
Environmental Protection Agency publishes its notice of availability in 
the Federal Register. The BLM will announce public meetings and other 
public-involvement activities at least 15 days in advance through 
public notices, news releases, direct mailings, and on the project Web 
site at: http://www.blm.gov/rmp/ut/richfield/. Public meetings will be 
held in Junction, Loa, Manti, Richfield, and Salt Lake City, and in 
other locations if warranted.

ADDRESSES: Address written comments to: RMP Comments, Richfield Field 
Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 150 East 900 North, Richfield, 
Utah 84701. Comments may also be faxed to the Field Office at 435-896-
1550, or submitted electronically by e-mail: UT--Richfield--
Comments@blm.gov. Comments and information submitted on the Supplement 
to the Vernal Field Office DRMP/DEIS, including names, e-mail 
addresses, and street addresses of respondents, will be available for 
public review and disclosure at the Vernal Field Office address listed 
below. The BLM will not accept anonymous comments. 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 
comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public 
review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, or to have 
your name added to the Richfield RMP mailing list, visit the RMP Web 
site: http://www.blm.gov/rmp/ut/richfield/. Or, you may contact Cornell 
Christensen, RMP Project Manager, Richfield BLM Field Office, 150 East 
900 North, Richfield, Utah 84701, phone 435-896-1532. The DRMP/DEIS can 
be viewed and downloaded in portable document format (PDF) at the 
project Web site: http://www.blm.gov/rmp/ut/richfield/. Copies of the 
DRMP/DEIS are also available at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 
Richfield Field Office.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DRMP/DEIS addresses public lands and 
resources managed by the Richfield Field Office in Garfield, Piute, 
Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne Counties, Utah. These lands and resources 
are currently managed under six old land use plans: Cedar-Beaver-
Garfield-Antimony RMP (1986), Forest Management Framework Plan (MFP) 
(1982), Henry Mountains MFP (1982), Mountain Valley MFP (1981), Parker 
Mountain MFP (1983), and San Rafael RMP (1991). The planning area 
includes approximately 2.1 million acres of BLM-administered surface 
lands and additional Federally-owned minerals under Federal, state, and 
private lands in the area. Decisions in the Richfield RMP will only 
apply to BLM-administered public lands and Federally-owned minerals. 
The DRMP/DEIS proposes and analyzes five alternatives for future 
management of the public lands and resources in the planning area. 
Alternative B is BLM's proposed action and the preferred alternative. 
Major issues considered in the DRMP/DEIS include oil and gas leasing, 
mining, range and livestock management, access and transportation, 
recreation and off-highway vehicle management, special status species, 
special designations (including Areas of Critical Environmental Concern 
[ACECs] and wild and scenic rivers), and lands with wilderness 
characteristics, among others. When completed, the new RMP will replace 
management decisions in the existing land use plans. As required by 
law, the DRMP/DEIS considers the designation and protection of ACECs. 
ACEC values and resource use limitations vary by ACEC, and the ACECs 
themselves vary by alternative. See table below.

          Acres of Public Land To Be Managed as ACECs Under the Alternatives in the Richfield DRMP/DEIS
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                                          Alt. N (no                        Alt. B
      Values and use limitations            action)         Alt. A        (preferred)         Alts. C and D
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Badlands ACEC Values: Outstanding                    0               0               0  88,900.
 scenery, special status species,
 natural processes (wind erosion),
 riparian areas, relict vegetation.
 Limitations: Designate scenic areas
 outside Wilderness study Areas (WSAs)
 as Visual Resource Management (VRM)
 II, limit or close to Off-Highway
 Vehicle (OHV) use, close to oil and
 gas leasing, propose withdrawal from
 mineral entry.
Beaver Wash ACEC Values: Desert                  3,400               0               0  (Included in Dirty Devil/
 riparian community. Limitations:                                                        North Wash ACEC).
 Close to OHV use, close to oil and
 gas leasing, close to livestock
 grazing, propose withdrawal from
 mineral entry.
Bull Creek ACEC Value: Cultural                      0               0               0  4,800.
 resources. Limitations: Limit off-
 highway vehicles to designated routes.

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Dirty Devil/North Wash ACEC: Values:                 0               0               0  205,300.
 Outstanding scenery, cultural
 resources, paleontological resources,
 wildlife, special status species,
 relict vegetation, riparian areas.
 Limitations: Designate scenic areas
 outside WSAs as VRM II, close to oil
 and gas leasing or lease with no
 surface occupancy and propose
 withdrawal from mineral entry. Permit
 no domestic sheep grazing. Close to
 OHV use or limit to designated routes.
Fremont Gorge/Cockscomb Values ACEC:                 0               0               0  34,300.
 Cultural resources, outstanding
 scenery, riparian areas, special
 status plant species, wildlife.
 Limitations: Designate scenic areas
 outside WSAs as VRM II, open to oil
 and gas leasing with no surface
 occupancy and propose withdrawal from
 mineral entry. Close to OHV or limit
 to designated routes.
Gilbert Badlands ACEC Values: Badlands           3,700               0               0  (Included in Badlands
 geology. Limitations: Close to OHV                                                      ACEC).
 use, designate open to oil and gas
 leasing with no surface occupancy,
 and propose withdrawal from mineral
 entry.
Henry Mountains ACEC Values:                         0               0               0  288,200.
 Outstanding scenery, cultural
 resources, wildlife, special status
 species, ecological values, riparian
 areas. Limitations: Designate scenic
 areas outside WSAs as VRM II, close
 to off-highway vehicles or limit to
 designated routes, close to oil and
 gas leasing, and propose withdrawal
 from mineral entry.
Horseshoe Canyon ACEC Values:                        0               0               0  40,900.
 Outstanding scenery, cultural
 resources, special status species,
 riparian areas. Limitations:
 Designate scenic areas outside WSAs
 as VRM II, open to oil and gas
 leasing with no surface occupancy,
 and propose withdrawal from mineral
 entry.
Kingston Canyon ACEC Values: Wildlife                0               0               0  22,100.
 habitat and riparian areas.
 Limitations: Limit off-highway
 vehicles to designated routes and
 suppress unwanted fires.
Little Rockies ACEC Values:                          0               0               0  49,200.
 Outstanding scenery, wildlife,
 special status species, riparian
 areas. Limitations: Designate scenic
 areas outside WSAs as VRM II, open to
 oil and gas leasing with no surface
 occupancy and propose withdrawal from
 mineral entry. Change class of
 livestock from sheep to cattle.
Lower Muddy Creek ACEC Values:                       0               0               0  16,200.
 Outstanding scenery, special status
 plants, riparian areas. Limitations:
 Designate scenic areas as VRM Class
 II and close to oil and gas leasing.
No Man Mesa ACEC Value: Relict                       0               0               0  (Included in Henry
 vegetation. Limitations: Close to OHV                                                   Mountains ACEC).
 use, close to oil and gas leasing,
 and propose withdrawal from mineral
 entry.
North Caineville Mesa ACEC Value:                3,800               0           3,800  (Included in Badlands
 Relict vegetation. Limitations: Close                                                   ACEC).
 to OHV use, open to oil and gas
 leasing with no surface occupancy,
 close to livestock grazing, identify
 as unsuitable for coal leasing, and
 propose withdrawal from mineral entry.
Old Woman Front ACEC Value: Relict                   0               0             330  330.
 vegetation. Limitations: Close to
 livestock grazing, close to OHV use,
 close to oil and gas leasing and
 propose withdrawal from mineral entry.
Parker Mountain ACEC Value: Sagebrush-               0               0               0  107,900.
 steppe habitat, special status
 species. Limitations: Limit off-
 highway vehicles to designated
 routes, suppress unwanted wildfires,
 and implement proper grazing
 practices.
Quitchupah Creek ACEC Values: Cultural               0               0               0  180.
 resources, Native American values,
 riparian areas. Limitations: Limit
 off-highway vehicles to designated
 routes.
Rainbow Hills ACEC Values: Wildlife                  0               0               0  4,000.
 habitat and special status plants.
 Limitations: Suppress unwanted
 wildfires, close to OHV use, and open
 to oil and gas leasing with no
 surface occupancy.

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Sevier Canyon ACEC Values: Wildlife                  0               0               0  8,900.
 habitat, special status species,
 riparian areas. Limitations: Suppress
 unwanted wildfires, limit off-highway
 vehicles to designated routes and
 close routes seasonally.
South Caineville Mesa ACEC Value:                5,300               0               0  (Included in Badlands
 Relict vegetation. Limitations: Close                                                   ACEC).
 to OHV use, open to oil and gas
 leasing with no surface occupancy,
 close to livestock grazing, propose
 withdrawal from mineral entry.
Special Status Species ACEC Values:                  0               0               0  15,100.
 Special Status Species and habitat.
 Limitations: Close or limit OHV use
 to designated routes and open to oil
 and gas leasing with controlled
 surface use stipulations.
Thousand Lake Bench ACEC Values:                     0               0               0  500.
 Cultural resources, special status
 plants and riparian areas.
 Limitations: Close to off-highway
 vehicles or limit to designated
 routes.
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    Total.............................          16,200               0           4,130  886,810.
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    The application of the Federal coal unsuitability criteria to the 
Henry Mountains and Emery Coal Fields is included in Appendix 8 of the 
DRMP/DEIS. As required by 43 CFR 3461.2-1(a)(2), the public is invited 
to comment on the results of the application of the criteria and the 
application process used. The criteria are listed under 43 CFR 3461.5. 
Additionally, the BLM will conduct a public hearing on coal leasing 
potential in the DRMP/DEIS before it is finalized, if such a hearing is 
requested by any person who may be adversely affected by adoption of 
the proposed plan.

Selma Sierra,
Utah State Director.
[FR Doc. 07-5283 Filed 10-25-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-DK-P