Notice of Availability of Draft San Juan Land Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Colorado, 71148-71150 [E7-24208]

Download as PDF 71148 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 240 / Friday, December 14, 2007 / Notices This closure does not apply to: 1. Any federal, state, or local government officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force engaged in official fire, emergency, or law enforcement activities, including associated vehicles and/or aircraft used for administrative and emergency purposes. 2. Federal, state, or local government employees while on official business of their respective agencies and engaged in official duties, including associated vehicle use for administrative and emergency purposes. 3. Persons specifically authorized by the BLM to use, remain on, or occupy lands in the area affected by this notice, including associated vehicle or domestic animal use. 4. That portion of Coyote Trail that crosses the aircraft taxiway, which will only be closed during aircraft taxi operations. 5. Emergency use of Campbell Airstrip by aircraft. After publication of this notice, signs will be posted to inform the public that the affected areas are closed to unauthorized entry, use and/or access. In accordance with 43 CFR 8360.0–7, violation of this closure order is punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months. Thomas P. Lonnie, State Director. [FR Doc. E7–24251 Filed 12–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P Supplement to the Montana Statewide Oil and Gas Environmental Impact Statement and Amendment of the Powder River and Billings RMPs (Draft SEIS) ended. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notified the BLM of air quality analysis deficiencies in the Draft SEIS. As a result, the BLM has prepared additional air quality analyses to demonstrate that predicted visibility effects in Class I airsheds can be mitigated. This new air quality analyses supplements the Draft SEIS. The 90-day public comment period on the supplemented air analyses will begin the date the EPA publishes their Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. Additional announcements are being made through local media by news releases and information will be posted on the SEIS Web site: http://www.blm.gov/eis/mt/ milescity_seis/. DATES: You may submit comments on the new air quality analyses by any of the following methods (your name and mailing address must be submitted as part of your comments): • Web Site: http://www.blm.gov/eis/ mt/milescity_seis/. • Fax: (406) 233–2921. • Mail: Draft SEIS Air Comments, Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 219, Miles City, Montana 59301 or hand deliver to 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, Montana. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Bloom, Project Manager, Miles City Field Office, P.O. Box 219, Miles City, Montana 59301. Ms. Bloom may also be reached by telephone at (406) 233–2852. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [MT–020–07–1310-DT] Notice of Availability of the Supplemental Air Quality Analyses for the Draft Supplement to the Montana Statewide Final Oil and Gas Environmental Impact Statement and Amendment of the Powder River and Billings RMPs (Draft SEIS), Miles City, MT Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Miles City Field Office, has prepared supplemental air quality information for public review. On May 2, 2007, the public comment period on the Draft VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Dec 13, 2007 Jkt 214001 Public comments and information submitted regarding the supplemental air quality analysis, including names, e-mail addresses, and street addresses of the respondents, will be available for public review and disclosure at the above address during regular business hours (7:45 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 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Gene R. Terland, State Director. [FR Doc. E7–24205 Filed 12–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–800–1610–DP 016C] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Notice of Availability of Draft San Juan Land Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Colorado Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Forest Service, Agriculture. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (RPA), as amended by the National Forest Management Act of 1976, (NFMA, Sec. 6, 16 U.S.C. 1600.), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) San Juan Field Office and San Juan National Forest, U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has prepared a Draft Land Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DLMP/DEIS) for the public and National Forest System Lands under their jurisdiction and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. The BLM San Juan Field Office and San Juan National Forest are managed under Service First. The San Juan Public Lands Center (SJPLC) is the joint USFS/BLM Service First Office responsible for the management of these public lands. Service First is a partnership strategy to provide better customer service and be more cost effective in the delivery of those services to users of the public lands in southwest Colorado. This notice also meets BLM requirements in 43 CFR part 1610, 7–2(b) concerning potential Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs). DATES: The San Juan DLMP/DEIS will be available for public review for 90 days from the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The SJPLC can best use comments and resource information submitted within E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 240 / Friday, December 14, 2007 / Notices rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES this review period. The SJPLC will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public involvement activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, local media news releases, and/or mailings, and posting on the project Web site at http://ocs.fortlewis.edu/forestPlan. Public meetings will be held in Pagosa Springs, Durango and Cortez, Colorado and in other locations, if warranted. ADDRESSES: The document will be available electronically at the following Web site: http://ocs.fortlewis.edu/ forestPlan. Copies of the DLMP/DEIS are also available at the following government office addresses during regular business hours: • San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301. • Columbine Field Office, 367 Pearl St., Bayfield, CO 81122. • Dolores Public Lands Office, 100 North 6th St., Dolores, CO 81323. • Pagosa Springs Field Office, 180 Pagosa Street, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. • Colorado State Office BLM, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 80215. • USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, 740 Simms St, Golden, CO 80401. Libraries in Cortez, CO; Durango, CO; Pagosa Springs, CO; Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO; University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO 81301 You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Web site: http://ocs.fortlewis.edu/ forestPlan. • Facsimile: (916) 456–6724 • Mail: LMP Comments, San Juan Plan Revision, P.O. Box 162909, Sacramento, California 95816–2909. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannon Manfredi, Planning Team Leader at San Juan Public Land Center, 15 Burnett Ct., Durango, CO 81301. Phone: (970) 385–1229. To have your name added to the San Juan Plan Revision mailing list, or to view and download the DLMP/DEIS in Portable Document Format (PDF) go to the project Web site: http:// ocs.fortlewis.edu/forestPlan. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The planning area is located in Southwest Colorado in Archuleta, Conejos, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Dec 13, 2007 Jkt 214001 Montezuma, Montrose, Rio Grande, San Juan, San Miguel counties. The plan will provide a framework to guide subsequent management decisions on approximately 1,867,800 acres of the San Juan National Forest. Of the 1,867,800 acres, BLM administers 500,000 surface acres and 300,000 acres of subsurface mineral estate. San Juan Public Land Center is currently being managed under the BLM 1985 San Juan/ San Miguel Resource Management Plan (RMP) and the 1983 San Juan National Forest Land Management Plan. • Bureau of Land Management Resource Management Plan The current RMP was approved in 1985 and has been amended five times. Wilderness Study Areas were designated in 1980 and are currently being managed under interim guidance provided by the Interim Management Policy and Guidance for Lands under Wilderness Review until such time that Congress makes a final wilderness decision. This revised Plan discusses how those lands would be managed if Congress released them from wilderness study. • Forest Service Land Management Plan The current San Juan National Forest Land Management Plan was approved in 1983, with a major amendment in 1992 and twenty other amendments. This revised Plan has been prepared using the provisions of the 1982 planning rule (36 CFR part 219), as provided by the 2004 interpretative rule which clarified the transition provisions of the planning rule adopted on November 9, 2000. The SJPLC has worked extensively with the community, interested and affected publics, and cooperating agencies in development of the DLMP/ DEIS. The SJLPC conducted a broad community-based public input process. Cooperating agencies include Montezuma County, and the City of Rico, Colorado. Four alternatives are analyzed in the DLMP/DEIS. • Alternative A, the No Action Alternative, is the continuation of present management under the existing BLM and Forest Service plans. It meets the requirements of the NEPA that a no action alternative be considered. The current levels of products, services, and outputs of multiple use management from the public lands in the planning PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71149 area would continue except for fluctuations due to budget. Activities such as timber harvest and oil and gas development would potentially occur over a greater percentage of the San Juan Public Lands in Alternative A than in other alternatives. • Alternative B, the Preferred Alternative, provides a mix of multipleuse activities with a primary emphasis on maintaining most of the large, contiguous blocks of undeveloped lands and enhancing various forms of recreation opportunities, while maintaining the diversity of uses and active forest and rangeland vegetation management. Alternative B is focused on balancing the ideas of maintaining ‘‘working forest and rangelands’’ and of retaining ‘‘core, undeveloped lands.’’ Uses and activities that require roads, such as timber harvesting and oil and gas development would be focused in areas that already have roads. Relatively undeveloped areas, that currently do not have roads would, for the most part, remain that way. • Alternative C, provides a mix of multiple-use activities with primary emphasis on the undeveloped character of the San Juan. Production of goods from vegetation management would continue but may be secondary to other non-commodity objectives. Management provisions under this alternative would emphasize the undeveloped character of large blocks of contiguous land and nonmotorized recreational activities to a greater degree than the other alternatives. • Alternative D, provides a mix of multiple-use activities with a primary emphasis on the working forest and rangelands to produce the highest amounts of commodity goods and services of the alternatives. This alternative would allow the greatest extent of resource use within the planning area, while maintaining ecosystem management principles to protect and sustain resources. Potential impacts to sensitive resource values would be mitigated on a case-by-case basis. As required by Section 202(c)(3) of FLPMA, the DLMP/DEIS considers the designation of ACECs on BLM administered lands. Potential ACEC acres vary by alternative as shown in the table below. E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 71150 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 240 / Friday, December 14, 2007 / Notices ACRES OF BLM-MANAGED SURFACE ESTATE PROPOSED TO BE MANAGED AS ACECS UNDER THE ALTERNATIVES IN THE DRAFT LMP/EIS Values and use limitations Alternative A Big Gypsum Valley Values: Natural systems (sensitive plants) Limitations: Apply a no surface occupancy (NSO) stipulation for oil and gas leasing and other surface disturbing activities, limit Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) to designated routes, manage as Visual Resource Management (VRM) II Mud Springs/Remnant Ansazi ACEC Values: Cultural and natural systems Limitations: Apply a no surface occupancy (NSO) stipulation for oil and gas leasing and other surface disturbing activities, limit Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) to designated routes, and allow no new routes Silvies Pocket Value: Natural systems (sensitive plants) Limitations: Manage as VRM II, apply NSO stipulation for oil and gas leasing and other surface disturbing activities, and limit Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) to designated routes Grassy Hills Value: Natural systems (sensitive plants) Limitations: Apply NSO stipulation for oil and gas leasing and other surface disturbing activities, limit OHV to designated routes, use grazing systems to protect prairie dog habitat Total Acres ............................................................................................... rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Other key management concerns addressed in the Draft LMP/DEIS include: • Balancing Management between the ideas of maintaining ‘‘Working Forest and Rangelands’’ and Retaining ‘‘Core Undeveloped Areas’’, • Recreation and Travel Management, • Management of Special Areas and Unique Landscapes (including ACECs, Forest Service wilderness recommendations, and suitability of rivers for Congressional designation into the Wild and Scenic Rivers System), • Oil and Gas Leasing and Development. Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the SJPLC, and will be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, 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 from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Sally Wisely, Colorado State Director. Mark Stiles, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. E7–24208 Filed 12–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DK–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Dec 13, 2007 Jkt 214001 17,116 0 1,160 0 1,160 0 0 0 707 0 0 0 420 0 1,160 6,062 19,403 0 [ID–310–7122–PH–8023; DDG–07–0010] Notice of Availability, Three Rivers Stone Quarry Expansion Draft Environmental Impact Statement Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102 (2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Challis Field Office, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to consider whether to approve an Amended Plan of Operations for L&W Stone Corporation to continue mining flagstone from its Three Rivers Stone Quarry. Written comments will be accepted for 45 days following the date that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The BLM intends to hold two public meetings during the 45-day comment period, in Boise and Challis, Idaho. BLM will announce the public meeting times and locations at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media news releases, and/or newsletter mailings. Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Alternative D 6,062 Bureau of Land Management PO 00000 Alternative C 0 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DATES: Alternative B (Preferred) Copies of the DEIS are available upon request from the BLM Idaho Falls District Office, 1405 Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 83401, phone 208–524–7530. You may request either a hard copy or a computer disk (CD). A copy of the DEIS will be posted on the Internet at http:// www.blm.gov/id/st/en/fo/challis/nepa/ Three_Rivers.html. To receive full consideration, comments must be postmarked no later than the last day of the written comment period. (The last day of the written comment period may be identified at the Internet address above, after publication of the EPA Notice of Availability in the Federal Register.) You may submit comments on the DEIS using any of the following methods: Mail: Charles Horsburgh, Project Manager, BLM Idaho Falls District Office, 1405 Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401. Fax: 208–524–7505. E-mail: Three_Rivers_EIS@blm.gov. All public comments, including the names and mailing addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the Idaho Falls District Office in Idaho Falls, Idaho, during regular business hours from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays, and may be published as part of the Final EIS. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[CO-800-1610-DP 016C]

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Notice of Availability of Draft San Juan Land Management Plan and 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Colorado

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Forest Service, 
Agriculture.

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.), the Forest and Rangeland Renewable 
Resources Planning Act of 1974 (RPA), as amended by the National Forest 
Management Act of 1976, (NFMA, Sec. 6, 16 U.S.C. 1600.), and the 
Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 
et seq.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) San Juan Field Office and 
San Juan National Forest, U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has prepared a 
Draft Land Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DLMP/
DEIS) for the public and National Forest System Lands under their 
jurisdiction and by this notice is announcing the opening of the 
comment period. The BLM San Juan Field Office and San Juan National 
Forest are managed under Service First. The San Juan Public Lands 
Center (SJPLC) is the joint USFS/BLM Service First Office responsible 
for the management of these public lands. Service First is a 
partnership strategy to provide better customer service and be more 
cost effective in the delivery of those services to users of the public 
lands in southwest Colorado. This notice also meets BLM requirements in 
43 CFR part 1610, 7-2(b) concerning potential Areas of Critical 
Environmental Concern (ACECs).

DATES: The San Juan DLMP/DEIS will be available for public review for 
90 days from the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its 
Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The SJPLC can best use 
comments and resource information submitted within

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this review period. The SJPLC will announce future meetings or hearings 
and any other public involvement activities at least 15 days in advance 
through public notices, local media news releases, and/or mailings, and 
posting on the project Web site at  http://ocs.fortlewis.edu/
forestPlan. Public meetings will be held in Pagosa Springs, Durango and 
Cortez, Colorado and in other locations, if warranted.

ADDRESSES: The document will be available electronically at the 
following Web site: http://ocs.fortlewis.edu/forestPlan. Copies of the 
DLMP/DEIS are also available at the following government office 
addresses during regular business hours:
     San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, 
CO 81301.
     Columbine Field Office, 367 Pearl St., Bayfield, CO 81122.
     Dolores Public Lands Office, 100 North 6th St., Dolores, 
CO 81323.
     Pagosa Springs Field Office, 180 Pagosa Street, Pagosa 
Springs, CO 81147.
     Colorado State Office BLM, 2850 Youngfield Street, 
Lakewood, CO 80215.
     USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, 740 Simms St, 
Golden, CO 80401.
    Libraries in Cortez, CO; Durango, CO; Pagosa Springs, CO; Colorado 
State University, Ft. Collins, CO; University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; 
and Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO 81301
    You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Web site: http://ocs.fortlewis.edu/forestPlan.
     Facsimile: (916) 456-6724
     Mail: LMP Comments, San Juan Plan Revision, P.O. Box 
162909, Sacramento, California 95816-2909.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannon Manfredi, Planning Team Leader 
at San Juan Public Land Center, 15 Burnett Ct., Durango, CO 81301. 
Phone: (970) 385-1229. To have your name added to the San Juan Plan 
Revision mailing list, or to view and download the DLMP/DEIS in 
Portable Document Format (PDF) go to the project Web site: http://
ocs.fortlewis.edu/forestPlan.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The planning area is located in Southwest 
Colorado in Archuleta, Conejos, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral, 
Montezuma, Montrose, Rio Grande, San Juan, San Miguel counties. The 
plan will provide a framework to guide subsequent management decisions 
on approximately 1,867,800 acres of the San Juan National Forest. Of 
the 1,867,800 acres, BLM administers 500,000 surface acres and 300,000 
acres of subsurface mineral estate. San Juan Public Land Center is 
currently being managed under the BLM 1985 San Juan/San Miguel Resource 
Management Plan (RMP) and the 1983 San Juan National Forest Land 
Management Plan.
     Bureau of Land Management Resource Management Plan
    The current RMP was approved in 1985 and has been amended five 
times. Wilderness Study Areas were designated in 1980 and are currently 
being managed under interim guidance provided by the Interim Management 
Policy and Guidance for Lands under Wilderness Review until such time 
that Congress makes a final wilderness decision. This revised Plan 
discusses how those lands would be managed if Congress released them 
from wilderness study.
     Forest Service Land Management Plan
    The current San Juan National Forest Land Management Plan was 
approved in 1983, with a major amendment in 1992 and twenty other 
amendments. This revised Plan has been prepared using the provisions of 
the 1982 planning rule (36 CFR part 219), as provided by the 2004 
interpretative rule which clarified the transition provisions of the 
planning rule adopted on November 9, 2000.
    The SJPLC has worked extensively with the community, interested and 
affected publics, and cooperating agencies in development of the DLMP/
DEIS. The SJLPC conducted a broad community-based public input process. 
Cooperating agencies include Montezuma County, and the City of Rico, 
Colorado. Four alternatives are analyzed in the DLMP/DEIS.
     Alternative A, the No Action Alternative, is the 
continuation of present management under the existing BLM and Forest 
Service plans. It meets the requirements of the NEPA that a no action 
alternative be considered. The current levels of products, services, 
and outputs of multiple use management from the public lands in the 
planning area would continue except for fluctuations due to budget. 
Activities such as timber harvest and oil and gas development would 
potentially occur over a greater percentage of the San Juan Public 
Lands in Alternative A than in other alternatives.
     Alternative B, the Preferred Alternative, provides a mix 
of multiple-use activities with a primary emphasis on maintaining most 
of the large, contiguous blocks of undeveloped lands and enhancing 
various forms of recreation opportunities, while maintaining the 
diversity of uses and active forest and rangeland vegetation 
management. Alternative B is focused on balancing the ideas of 
maintaining ``working forest and rangelands'' and of retaining ``core, 
undeveloped lands.'' Uses and activities that require roads, such as 
timber harvesting and oil and gas development would be focused in areas 
that already have roads. Relatively undeveloped areas, that currently 
do not have roads would, for the most part, remain that way.
     Alternative C, provides a mix of multiple-use activities 
with primary emphasis on the undeveloped character of the San Juan. 
Production of goods from vegetation management would continue but may 
be secondary to other non-commodity objectives. Management provisions 
under this alternative would emphasize the undeveloped character of 
large blocks of contiguous land and non-motorized recreational 
activities to a greater degree than the other alternatives.
     Alternative D, provides a mix of multiple-use activities 
with a primary emphasis on the working forest and rangelands to produce 
the highest amounts of commodity goods and services of the 
alternatives. This alternative would allow the greatest extent of 
resource use within the planning area, while maintaining ecosystem 
management principles to protect and sustain resources. Potential 
impacts to sensitive resource values would be mitigated on a case-by-
case basis.
    As required by Section 202(c)(3) of FLPMA, the DLMP/DEIS considers 
the designation of ACECs on BLM administered lands. Potential ACEC 
acres vary by alternative as shown in the table below.

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 Acres of BLM-Managed Surface Estate Proposed To Be Managed as ACECs Under the Alternatives in the Draft LMP/EIS
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                                                                   Alternative B
           Values and use limitations              Alternative A    (Preferred)    Alternative C   Alternative D
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                Big Gypsum Valley                              0           6,062          17,116               0
Values: Natural systems (sensitive plants)
Limitations: Apply a no surface occupancy (NSO)
 stipulation for oil and gas leasing and other
 surface disturbing activities, limit Off
 Highway Vehicle (OHV) to designated routes,
 manage as Visual Resource Management (VRM) II
         Mud Springs/Remnant Ansazi ACEC                   1,160               0           1,160               0
Values: Cultural and natural systems
Limitations: Apply a no surface occupancy (NSO)
 stipulation for oil and gas leasing and other
 surface disturbing activities, limit Off
 Highway Vehicle (OHV) to designated routes, and
 allow no new routes
                 Silvies Pocket                                0               0             707               0
Value: Natural systems (sensitive plants)
Limitations: Manage as VRM II, apply NSO
 stipulation for oil and gas leasing and other
 surface disturbing activities, and limit Off
 Highway Vehicle (OHV) to designated routes
                  Grassy Hills                                 0               0             420               0
Value: Natural systems (sensitive plants)
Limitations: Apply NSO stipulation for oil and
 gas leasing and other surface disturbing
 activities, limit OHV to designated routes, use
 grazing systems to protect prairie dog habitat
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total Acres.................................           1,160           6,062          19,403               0
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    Other key management concerns addressed in the Draft LMP/DEIS 
include:
     Balancing Management between the ideas of maintaining 
``Working Forest and Rangelands'' and Retaining ``Core Undeveloped 
Areas'',
     Recreation and Travel Management,
     Management of Special Areas and Unique Landscapes 
(including ACECs, Forest Service wilderness recommendations, and 
suitability of rivers for Congressional designation into the Wild and 
Scenic Rivers System),
     Oil and Gas Leasing and Development.
    Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be 
available for public review at the SJPLC, and will be subject to 
disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Before 
including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal 
identifying information in your comment, 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 from public review your personal identifying information, we 
cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Sally Wisely,
Colorado State Director.
Mark Stiles,
Forest Supervisor.
[FR Doc. E7-24208 Filed 12-13-07; 8:45 am]
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