Notice of Public Meeting: Joint Meeting of the Boise and Twin Falls Resource Advisory Councils to the Boise and Twin Falls Districts, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, 61897-61898 [E7-21492]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 211 / Thursday, November 1, 2007 / Notices available for public review. The purpose of the proposed action is to meet the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes’ need to maximize their economic benefit from this trust resource. This notice also announces a public hearing to receive comments on the DEIS. DATES: Written comments on the DEIS must arrive by January 2, 2008. The public hearing will be held November 28, 2007, starting at 7 p.m. and continuing until all those who register to make statements have been heard. ADDRESSES: You may mail or hand carry written comments to Ray Nation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wind River Agency, P.O. Box 158, Fort Washakie, Wyoming 82514. The public hearing will be held at St. Stephens Indian School, 134 Mission Road, St. Stephens, Wyoming. You may obtain CD or paper copies of the DEIS by contacting Ray Nation at the address above or the telephone number below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ray Nation, (307) 332–3718. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Riverton Dome Project Area is located on the Wind River Indian Reservation, approximately five miles southeast of Riverton, Wyoming, in Township 1S, Range 4E, Sections 13, 14, 23, 24, 25, 26, 35, and 36; Township 2S, Range 4E, Sections 1, 2, 11 and 12; Township 1S, Range 5E, Sections 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 and 32; and Township 2S, Range 5E, Sections 5, 6, 7, and 8, in Fremont County, Wyoming. The Project Area comprises approximately 13,804 acres, of which 12,656 acres of surface and minerals belong to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes and approximately 1,148 acres (surface and minerals) are privately owned. Devon Energy Production Company, L.P. is the lessee and project proponent. The DEIS analyzes three alternatives, the proposed action (Alternative A), Devon’s existing leases (Alternative B), and no action (Alternative C). Under Alternative A, Devon would develop coal bed natural gas (CBNG) wells and conventional gas wells on its existing leases and on additional leases it has formally requested from the JBC. If development is implemented at 40-acre spacing, a maximum of 326 CBNG wells and 20 conventional gas wells may be drilled. However, Devon anticipates that 40-acre spacing may only be necessary under certain circumstances, and that 80-acre spacing is more likely, where up to 163 CBNG wells and 20 conventional gas wells may be drilled. Construction of wells, roads, pipelines, compressor VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:40 Oct 31, 2007 Jkt 214001 stations and power lines would disturb approximately 1,511 surface acres. After interim reclamation, approximately 680 acres would remain disturbed throughout the 20 to 40-year life of the project. Under Alternative B, a maximum of 151 CBNG wells and 20 conventional gas wells at 40-acre spacing, or a maximum of 70 CBNG wells and 20 conventional gas wells at 80-acre spacing, may be drilled. Construction of wells, roads, pipelines, compressor stations and power lines would disturb approximately 858 surface acres. After interim reclamation, approximately 373 acres would remain disturbed throughout the 20 to 40-year life of the project. Under Alternative C, wells would only be developed on fee surface and minerals, through individual permits issued by the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, on a case-bycase basis. Devon estimates that under this no action alternative, a maximum of 24 CBNG wells at 40-acre spacing and two conventional gas wells may be drilled on private minerals. If 80-acre spacing is utilized, a total of 12 CBNG wells and two conventional gas wells may be drilled. The DEIS analyzes the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts of the proposed action and alternatives on geology, paleontology, minerals, climate, air quality, soil, surface water and groundwater, land use, range resources, vegetation, wetlands, noxious weeds, wildlife and fisheries, threatened and endangered species, recreation, cultural resources, socioeconomics, environmental justice, transportation, visual resources, health and safety, noise, and fire management. Public Comment Availability Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the mailing address shown in the ADDRESSES section during regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. 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 comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61897 Authority This notice is published in accordance with section 1503.1 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 Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs by 209 DM 8.1. Dated: October 19, 2007. Carl J. Artman, Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E7–21512 Filed 10–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [ID 100 1220MA 241A: DBG081002] Notice of Public Meeting: Joint Meeting of the Boise and Twin Falls Resource Advisory Councils to the Boise and Twin Falls Districts, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Boise and Twin Falls District Recreation Resource Advisory Council (Rec-RAC) Subcommittee, will hold a meeting as indicated below. DATES: The meeting will be held November 29, 2007, beginning at 9 a.m. and adjourning at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Training Building at the National Interagency Fire Center, 3833 S Development, Boise Idaho. Public comment periods will be held before the conclusion of the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: MJ Byrne, Public Affairs Officer and RAC Coordinator, BLM Boise District, 3948 Development Ave., Boise, ID 83705, Telephone (208) 384–3393, or Beckie Wagoner, Administrative Assistant, Twin Falls District, 2536 Kimberly Rd., Twin Falls, ID 83301, (208) 735–2063. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with section 4 of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2005, a Subcommittee has been established to provide advice to the E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 61898 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 211 / Thursday, November 1, 2007 / Notices Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, in the form of recommendations that relate to public concerns regarding the implementation, elimination or expansion of an amenity recreation fee; or recreation fee program on public lands under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service and the BLM in both the Boise and Twin Falls Districts located in southern Idaho. Items on the agenda include a presentation of recommendations by the Subcommittee Members, to the two full RACs, regarding approval or disapproval of the proposed implementation, elimination or expansion of identified amenity recreation fees, or fee programs within the Payette, Boise and Sawtooth National Forests, that were brought before the Subcommittee at their meeting on November 14, 2007. Agenda items and location may change due to changing circumstances, including wildfire emergencies. All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the Subcommittee. Each formal subcommittee meeting will also have time allocated for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation, tour transportation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM Coordinators as provided above. Expedited publication is requested to give the public adequate notice. Dated: October 26, 2007. James Johansen, Acting District Manager. [FR Doc. E7–21492 Filed 10–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Coeur d’Alene District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) and Recreation RAC Subcommittee will meet as indicated below. DATES: December 4, 2007. The meeting will start at 8 a.m. and end no later than 4 p.m. The public comment period will be from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Wallace Inn, located at 100 Front Street, Wallace, ID 83873. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Wagner, RAC Coordinator, BLM Coeur d’Alene District, 3815 Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815 or telephone (208) 769-5014. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in Idaho. The agenda will include the following topics: Forest Service recreation fee proposals (Recreation RAC Subcommittee) and election of officers (RAC). Additional topics may be added and will be included in local media announcements. More information is available at www.blm.gov/rac/id/ idlindex.htm. All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the RAC in advance of or at the meeting. Each formal RAC meeting will also have time allocated for receiving public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM as provided above. Dated: October 26, 2007. Stephanie Snook, Acting District Manager. [FR Doc. E7–21507 Filed 10–31–07; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P [ID-400-1110-CB-241A] Notice of Public Meeting, Coeur d’Alene District Resource Advisory Council Meeting and Recreation Subcommittee Meeting; Idaho AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–930–1430–ET; NVN–83979; 7–08807] Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice of Public Meeting. Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Nevada SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004 (FLREA), the U.S. AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:40 Oct 31, 2007 Jkt 214001 Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior proposes to withdraw on behalf of the PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approximately 944,343 acres of public lands from settlement, sale, location, entry, or patent under the United States mining laws, for a period of 2 years for the BLM to protect desert tortoise habitat, archaeological and cultural resources, and special wildlife and riparian values on 24 Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). This notice temporarily segregates the lands for up to 2 years from location and entry under the United States mining laws while a proposed 20-year withdrawal application is being processed in accordance with Sec. 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of October 21, 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714 (2000). DATES: Comments must be received by January 30, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments should be mailed to the Field Manager, BLM Las Vegas Field Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130–2301. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Gratton, BLM Nevada State Office, (775) 861–6532. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The applicant is the BLM Las Vegas Field Office. The petition/application requests the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw, for 20 years, the following described lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws, subject to valid existing rights: Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada Amargosa Mesquite Trees ACEC (NVN 76865) T. 16 S., R. 51 E., Sec. 35; Sec. 36, SW1⁄4. T. 17 S., R. 51 E., Sec. 1, lots 3 and 4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, and S1⁄2; Sec. 2; Sec. 11, E1⁄2; Secs. 12 and 13; Sec. 14, E1⁄2; Sec. 23, E1⁄2; Secs. 24 and 25; Sec. 26, E1⁄2; Secs. 35 and 36. Ash Meadows ACEC (NVN 76868) T. 17 S., R. 50 E., Secs. 7 and 8; Sec. 9, lots 1 to 12, inclusive; Sec. 10, lots 1 to 8, inclusive; Sec. 11; Sec. 12, lots 1 to 15, inclusive; Sec. 13; Sec. 14, lots 1 to10, inclusive, and lots 12 to 16, inclusive; Sec. 15, lots 1 to 4, inclusive; Sec. 17, W1⁄2NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 18; Sec. 19, lots 1, 2, and lots 5 to 10, inclusive, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, and N1⁄2NE1⁄4; Sec. 20, NW1⁄4 and N1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 23, lots 1, 2, 5, and 6, N1⁄2SE1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4SSE1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 211 (Thursday, November 1, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61897-61898]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-21492]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[ID 100 1220MA 241A: DBG081002]


Notice of Public Meeting: Joint Meeting of the Boise and Twin 
Falls Resource Advisory Councils to the Boise and Twin Falls Districts, 
Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
(FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Boise and 
Twin Falls District Recreation Resource Advisory Council (Rec-RAC) 
Subcommittee, will hold a meeting as indicated below.

DATES: The meeting will be held November 29, 2007, beginning at 9 a.m. 
and adjourning at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Training 
Building at the National Interagency Fire Center, 3833 S Development, 
Boise Idaho. Public comment periods will be held before the conclusion 
of the meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: MJ Byrne, Public Affairs Officer and 
RAC Coordinator, BLM Boise District, 3948 Development Ave., Boise, ID 
83705, Telephone (208) 384-3393, or Beckie Wagoner, Administrative 
Assistant, Twin Falls District, 2536 Kimberly Rd., Twin Falls, ID 
83301, (208) 735-2063.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with section 4 of the Federal 
Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2005, a Subcommittee has been 
established to provide advice to the

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Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, in the form of 
recommendations that relate to public concerns regarding the 
implementation, elimination or expansion of an amenity recreation fee; 
or recreation fee program on public lands under the jurisdiction of the 
U.S. Forest Service and the BLM in both the Boise and Twin Falls 
Districts located in southern Idaho. Items on the agenda include a 
presentation of recommendations by the Subcommittee Members, to the two 
full RACs, regarding approval or disapproval of the proposed 
implementation, elimination or expansion of identified amenity 
recreation fees, or fee programs within the Payette, Boise and Sawtooth 
National Forests, that were brought before the Subcommittee at their 
meeting on November 14, 2007.
    Agenda items and location may change due to changing circumstances, 
including wildfire emergencies. All meetings are open to the public. 
The public may present written comments to the Subcommittee. Each 
formal subcommittee meeting will also have time allocated for hearing 
public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment 
and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be 
limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, 
such as sign language interpretation, tour transportation or other 
reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM Coordinators as 
provided above. Expedited publication is requested to give the public 
adequate notice.

    Dated: October 26, 2007.
James Johansen,
Acting District Manager.
 [FR Doc. E7-21492 Filed 10-31-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-GG-P