Notice of Intent To Amend the Grand Junction Resource Management Plan for the Gateway Area, Mesa and Montrose Counties, Colorado, 72371-72372 [E7-24363]

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David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E7–24690 Filed 12–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–923–1310–FI; NVN–75674, NVN–75675, NVN–75676, NVN–75677 and NVN–75678; 8– 08807; TAS: 14x1109] R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E7–24687 Filed 12–19–07; 8:45 am] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases; Nevada BILLING CODE 9110–10–P Interior. AGENCY: ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–3276–EM] Federated States of Micronesia; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the Federated States of Micronesia (FEMA– 3276–EM), dated July 31, 2007, and related determinations. 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No valid lease has been issued affecting the lands. The lessee, Cedar Strat Corp. has agreed to new lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $5 per acre or fraction thereof and 16–2/3 percent, respectively. Cedar Strat Corp. has paid the required $500 administrative fee and has reimbursed the Bureau of Land Management for the cost of this Federal Register notice. Cedar Strat Corp. has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate the lease effective May 1, 2006, subject to the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Pulliam, BLM Nevada State Office, 775–861–6506. (Authority: 43 CFR 3108.2–3(a)) PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72371 Dated: December 12, 2007. Gary Johnson, Deputy State Director, Minerals Management. [FR Doc. E7–24696 Filed 12–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–130–08–1610–DU] Notice of Intent To Amend the Grand Junction Resource Management Plan for the Gateway Area, Mesa and Montrose Counties, Colorado Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent to amend the Grand Junction Resource Management Plan for the Gateway Special Recreation Management Area. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and section 202 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Bureau of Land Management, Grand Junction Field Office, is proposing to amend the Grand Junction Resource Management Plan (1987) to develop and design a recreation management plan and travel system for the Gateway Special Recreation Management Area. The planning area includes 198,000 acres of public land located near the community of Gateway, Colorado. The Gateway planning process was initiated in December of 2007. It has been determined that a plan amendment would be needed to consider the input of interested publics, user groups, and other agencies and to alter RMP allocations. DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process. The public is invited to submit comments throughout the development of the Draft Amendment/ EA. All future public meetings will be announced through the local news media, newsletters, and other media at least 15 days prior to the event. In addition to the ongoing public participation process, formal opportunities for public participation will be provided through comment upon the issuance of the BLM Draft Amendment/EA. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to Bureau of Land Management, Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506. Comments be also be electronically submitted to GJFO_webmail@blm.gov. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or street address from public E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 72372 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 244 / Thursday, December 20, 2007 / Notices review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have your name added to our mailing list, contact Ken Straley, Supervisory Outdoor Recreation Planner, Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506; (970) 244–3031; kenneth_straley@blm.gov. The Grand Junction Field Office has and will continue to consult, communicate and cooperate with local landowners, recreationists, the Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Committee, the community of Gateway, and other affected interest groups and individuals to develop and design a recreation management plan for the Gateway Area. BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the plan amendment and environmental assessment in order to consider all identified resource issues and concerns. Disciplines involved in the planning process will include specialists with expertise in outdoor recreation, transportation planning, range conservation, wildlife, fisheries, law enforcement, minerals, soils, and hazardous materials. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 11, 2007. Catherine Robertson, Grand Junction Field Manager. [FR Doc. E7–24363 Filed 12–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Final Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report; Creek and Wetland Restoration at Big Lagoon, Muir Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Marin County, CA, Notice of Availability Pursuant to § 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4347), and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508), the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:08 Dec 19, 2007 Jkt 214001 and Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIS/EIR) for the Wetland and Creek Restoration at Big Lagoon. The National Park Service (NPS) and Marin County have prepared the Final EIS/EIR in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Final EIS/EIR analyzes multiple alternatives for ecological restoration, public access improvements, bridge replacement, and fill disposal locations; an ‘‘environmentally preferred’’ alternative is identified. Background: The project at Big Lagoon would restore a functional, selfsustaining ecosystem, including wetland, riparian, and aquatic components. This restoration project would re-create habitat for sustainable populations of special-status species, reduce flooding on Pacific Way, and provide a compatible visitor experience. This project is needed to address the extensive loss of natural function for channel conveyance, sediment transport, channel stability, and diminished habitat for federally endangered coho and federally threatened steelhead; the increased flooding on Pacific Way; and the critical need for sustainable habitat for the California red-legged frog. With many of the impacts resulting from facilities necessary to accommodate public and residential access, access is needed in a manner that is compatible with ecosystem function. A successful project would meet the following goals: • Restore a functional, self-sustaining ecosystem, including wetland, aquatic and riparian components. • Develop a restoration design that (1) functions in the context of the watershed and other pertinent regional boundaries, and (2) identifies and, to the extent possible, mitigates factors that reduce the site’s full restoration potential. • Consistent with restoring a functional ecosystem, re-create and maintain habitat adequate to support sustainable populations of special status species. • Reduce flooding on Pacific Way and in the Muir Beach community caused by human modifications to the ecosystem, and work with Marin County to ensure that vehicle access is provided to the Muir Beach community. • Provide a visitor experience, public access, links to key locations, and resource interpretation that are compatible with the ecosystem restoration and historic preservation. • Work with the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria to incorporate cultural values and indigenous archaeological PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 sites resources into the restoration design, visitor experience, and site stewardship. • Provide opportunities for public education and community-based restoration, including engaging local and broader communities in restoration planning and site stewardship. • Coordinate with local transportation planning efforts to identify project features that are compatible with transportation improvements and consistent with the ecosystem restoration. Range of Alternatives Considered: The Final EIS/EIR evaluates three alternatives for ecological restoration, six alternatives for public access, and four alternatives for a new Pacific Way Bridge and road. The ‘‘agency preferred’’ alternative consists of the Creek Restoration Alternative, 175 Cars Rotated Parallel to Pacific Way Public Access Alternative, and the 250 footlong Bridge with Highest Road Bridge Alternative. Below is a topical summary of the alternatives under consideration: Ecological Restoration alternatives include: The No Action alternative would leave Redwood Creek in its current alignment and would not propose any large-scale physical modifications to the site. The Creek Restoration alternative would involve relocating approximately 2,000 linear feet of Redwood Creek to the topographically lowest portion of the valley, while maintaining a habitat mix similar to current conditions; the Creek and Small Lagoon Restoration alternative would combine riparian restoration components with restoration of open water and wetland habitats by creating two open-water lagoons, one on either side of the new channel; and the Large Lagoon Restoration alternative would create a periodically brackish open-water habitat similar to historic (1853) conditions, modified to reflect existing constraints of Pacific Way and private property by creating a large lagoon with fringing wetlands extending to the valley’s edge just landward of Muir Beach. Public Access alternatives include: The No Action alternative would retain the 175 Cars at Beach in its current configuration. The 50 Cars at Beach alternative would construct a 50-space parking lot at the beach at the site of the existing parking lot; the 145 Cars at Beach alternative would retain the same footprint as the existing parking lot, but the lower 90 feet would be removed to accommodate a maximum of 145 vehicles; 175 Cars at Beach alternative would accommodate a maximum of 175 vehicles, the same number as the existing parking lot. The lot would be E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[CO-130-08-1610-DU]


Notice of Intent To Amend the Grand Junction Resource Management 
Plan for the Gateway Area, Mesa and Montrose Counties, Colorado

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent to amend the Grand Junction Resource 
Management Plan for the Gateway Special Recreation Management Area.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102 of the National Environmental Policy 
Act of 1969 and section 202 of the Federal Land Policy and Management 
Act of 1976, the Bureau of Land Management, Grand Junction Field 
Office, is proposing to amend the Grand Junction Resource Management 
Plan (1987) to develop and design a recreation management plan and 
travel system for the Gateway Special Recreation Management Area. The 
planning area includes 198,000 acres of public land located near the 
community of Gateway, Colorado. The Gateway planning process was 
initiated in December of 2007. It has been determined that a plan 
amendment would be needed to consider the input of interested publics, 
user groups, and other agencies and to alter RMP allocations.

DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process. The public is 
invited to submit comments throughout the development of the Draft 
Amendment/EA. All future public meetings will be announced through the 
local news media, newsletters, and other media at least 15 days prior 
to the event. In addition to the ongoing public participation process, 
formal opportunities for public participation will be provided through 
comment upon the issuance of the BLM Draft Amendment/EA.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to Bureau of Land 
Management, Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, 
CO 81506. Comments be also be electronically submitted to GJFO_
webmail@blm.gov. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If 
you wish to withhold your name or street address from public

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review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you 
must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. 
Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All 
submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals 
identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations 
or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their 
entirety.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have 
your name added to our mailing list, contact Ken Straley, Supervisory 
Outdoor Recreation Planner, Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road, 
Grand Junction, CO 81506; (970) 244-3031; kenneth_straley@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Grand Junction Field Office has and will 
continue to consult, communicate and cooperate with local landowners, 
recreationists, the Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Committee, the 
community of Gateway, and other affected interest groups and 
individuals to develop and design a recreation management plan for the 
Gateway Area. BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the 
plan amendment and environmental assessment in order to consider all 
identified resource issues and concerns. Disciplines involved in the 
planning process will include specialists with expertise in outdoor 
recreation, transportation planning, range conservation, wildlife, 
fisheries, law enforcement, minerals, soils, and hazardous materials.

    Dated: December 11, 2007.
Catherine Robertson,
Grand Junction Field Manager.
 [FR Doc. E7-24363 Filed 12-19-07; 8:45 am]
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