Notice of Public Meetings for Proposed Withdrawal in Nye and Clark Counties, NV, 71944-71945 [E7-24522]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 71944 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 19, 2007 / Notices right to prospect for, mine, and remove the minerals. 5. Any other reservations that the authorized officer determines appropriate to ensure public access and proper management of Federal land and interests therein. Pursuant to the requirements established by section 120(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 9620 (h)) CERCLA), as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1988 (100 Stat. 1670), notice is hereby given that the above-described land has been examined and no evidence was found to indicate that any hazardous substances had been stored for one year or more, nor had any hazardous substances been disposed of or released on the subject property. Detailed information concerning this project, including, but not limited to documentation relating to compliance with applicable environmental and cultural resource laws, is available for review at the address above. On December 19, 2007, the land described will be segregated from all other forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the general mining laws, except for lease or conveyance under the R&PP Act and leasing under the mineral leasing laws. Classification Comments: Interested parties may submit comments involving the suitability of the land for the K–5 elementary school and the 6–8 grade middle school. Comments on the classification are restricted to whether the land is physically suited for the proposal, where the use will maximize the future use or uses of the land, whether the use is consistent with local planning and zoning, or if the use is consistent with State and Federal programs. Additional Comments: Interested parties may submit comments regarding the specific use proposed in the application and plan of development, whether the BLM followed proper administrative procedures in reaching the decision, or any other factor not directly related to the suitability of the land for school sites. 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. Any adverse comments will be VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:40 Dec 18, 2007 Jkt 214001 reviewed by the BLM State Director who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action. In the absence of any adverse comments, the classification will become effective on February 19, 2008. Dated: December 13, 2007. E. Dwight Fielder, Acting District Manager. [FR Doc. E7–24577 Filed 12–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–VC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–100–07–1610–DQ] Notice of Intent to Prepare Additional Air Quality Analysis Information for the Little Snake Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) Little Snake Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Little Snake Field Office, Colorado, announces its intent to prepare additional air quality information. On February 9, 2007, the BLM published a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register (Vol. 72, No. 27, pages 6284–6285) announcing the release of the Draft EIS for public review and comment. The 90-day comment period closed May 16, 2007. During the public comment period, the Environmental Protection Agency, in consultation with BLM, identified areas where additional air quality information would improve the existing analysis in the Draft EIS. As a result, the BLM is preparing an additional air quality analysis. When the additional air quality analysis has been completed, the BLM will present the information for public review and comment. At that time, BLM will only accept comments from the public pertaining to the new air quality information. DATES: The BLM anticipates making the additional air quality analysis information available to the public for a 45-day comment period around May 2008. The BLM will publish a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register when the additional air quality analysis is ready for release for public comment. Announcements will also be made through local media by news releases and posted information on the Little Snake Resource Management Plan PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Revision Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ co/st/en/fo/lsfo/plans/rmp_ revision.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeremy Casterson, Project Manager, Little Snake Field Office, 455 Emerson St., Craig, Colorado 81625, or by telephone at (970) 826–5071. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comments submitted on the additional air quality analysis for the Draft EIS, 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 office 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 cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: December 12, 2007. Sally Wisely, State Director. [FR Doc. E7–24532 Filed 12–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–930–1430–ET; NVN–83979; 8–08807; TAS: 14X1109] Notice of Public Meetings for Proposed Withdrawal in Nye and Clark Counties, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Public Meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior proposes to withdraw on behalf of the 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 20 years for the protection of desert tortoise habitat, archaeological and cultural resources, and special wildlife and riparian values on 24 Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) in accordance with Sec. 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of October 21, 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714 (2000). In accordance with 43 CFR 2310.3–1(b), (2)(v), this notice E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 19, 2007 / Notices announces public meetings on the proposed withdrawal. DATES AND TIMES: Public meetings will be held on Tuesday, January 22, and Thursday, January 24, 2008. Times for both meetings will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ADDRESSES: The January 22 meeting will be held at the BLM Las Vegas Field Office (Conference Room A), 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada. The January 24 meeting will be held at the Bob Ruud Community Center (Room B), 150 N. Highway 160, Pahrump, Nevada. For those unable to attend the meetings, comments may be mailed to the Field Manager, BLM Las Vegas Field Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130. The 90-day comment period ends January 30, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Putnam, BLM Las Vegas Field Office, (702) 515–5042. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the public meetings is to allow the public the opportunity to comment on the proposed withdrawal, disclose the mineral potential within the ACECs, and to describe how the proposed withdrawal would continue the protection and preservation of wildlife habitat and historic properties located within ACEC boundaries. Furthermore, as stated in 43 CFR 2310.3–1(c)(iii), these meetings will help the BLM develop information which would otherwise be difficult or costly to accumulate. A Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Nevada, was published in the Federal Register on November 1, 2007. That notice established a 90-day public comment period that will end on January 30, 2008. All persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the proposed withdrawal may present their views at the scheduled meetings or may do so in writing to the BLM Las Vegas Field Office. Facsimiles, telephone calls, and e-mails are unacceptable means of notification. All comments will be collected and minutes recorded throughout the course of the meetings. 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 prior to the meeting. Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BLM Las Vegas Field Office, at the address noted above during regular business VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:40 Dec 18, 2007 Jkt 214001 hours 7:30 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. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. (Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3–1) Dated: December 12, 2007. Patrick Putnam, Acting Assistant Field Manager, Renewable Resources, Las Vegas Field Office. [FR Doc. E7–24522 Filed 12–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, AK National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, AK. The human remains were removed from Larsen Bay, AK. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Alutiiq Museum PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71945 and Archaeological Repository professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Native Village of Larsen Bay. In May of 1991, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the private property of Chris Knowles in the City of Larsen Bay, AK. The human remains were turned over to the Village Public Safety Office and then shipped to Kodiak, AK, where Alaska State Troopers determined the human remains to be prehistoric (file ι940037897). In 1994, after another investigation was done on the human remains, the human remains were transferred to the Kodiak Area Native Association’s Alutiiq Culture Center. In 1995, the human remains were transferred to the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository (number AM41). No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The 1994 investigation determined that the human remains are Native American, most likely Alutiiq. Based on these findings, officials of the Alutiiq Museum reasonably believe that the human remains are Alutiiq and related to the modern Native population of the Kodiak region. Specifically, the human remains are from an area traditionally used by the Native Village of Larsen Bay. Officials of the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the Native Village of Larsen Bay. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. Sven Haakanson, Jr., Executive Director, Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, 215 Mission Rd. Suite 101, Kodiak, AK 99615, telephone (907) 486–7004, before January 18, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the Native Village of Larsen Bay may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository is responsible for notifying the Native Village of Larsen Bay that this notice has been published. E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[NV-930-1430-ET; NVN-83979; 8-08807; TAS: 14X1109]


Notice of Public Meetings for Proposed Withdrawal in Nye and 
Clark Counties, NV

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Public Meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior proposes to withdraw on behalf 
of the 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 20 years for the 
protection of desert tortoise habitat, archaeological and cultural 
resources, and special wildlife and riparian values on 24 Areas of 
Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) in accordance with Sec. 204 of 
the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of October 21, 1976, 43 
U.S.C. 1714 (2000). In accordance with 43 CFR 2310.3-1(b), (2)(v), this 
notice

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announces public meetings on the proposed withdrawal.

Dates And Times: Public meetings will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 
and Thursday, January 24, 2008. Times for both meetings will be 6 p.m. 
to 8 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The January 22 meeting will be held at the BLM Las Vegas 
Field Office (Conference Room A), 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las 
Vegas, Nevada. The January 24 meeting will be held at the Bob Ruud 
Community Center (Room B), 150 N. Highway 160, Pahrump, Nevada. For 
those unable to attend the meetings, comments may be mailed to the 
Field Manager, BLM Las Vegas Field Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, 
Las Vegas, NV 89130. The 90-day comment period ends January 30, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Putnam, BLM Las Vegas Field 
Office, (702) 515-5042.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the public meetings is to 
allow the public the opportunity to comment on the proposed withdrawal, 
disclose the mineral potential within the ACECs, and to describe how 
the proposed withdrawal would continue the protection and preservation 
of wildlife habitat and historic properties located within ACEC 
boundaries. Furthermore, as stated in 43 CFR 2310.3-1(c)(iii), these 
meetings will help the BLM develop information which would otherwise be 
difficult or costly to accumulate.
    A Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; 
Nevada, was published in the Federal Register on November 1, 2007. That 
notice established a 90-day public comment period that will end on 
January 30, 2008.
    All persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections 
in connection with the proposed withdrawal may present their views at 
the scheduled meetings or may do so in writing to the BLM Las Vegas 
Field Office. Facsimiles, telephone calls, and e-mails are unacceptable 
means of notification. All comments will be collected and minutes 
recorded throughout the course of the meetings. 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 prior to the 
meeting.
    Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will 
be available for public review at the BLM Las Vegas Field Office, at 
the address noted above during regular business hours 7:30 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. Individual respondents may 
request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or address 
from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information 
Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. 
Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All 
submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals 
identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations 
or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their 
entirety.

(Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3-1)

    Dated: December 12, 2007.
Patrick Putnam,
Acting Assistant Field Manager, Renewable Resources, Las Vegas Field 
Office.
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