Notice of Order Closing Public Lands to Motorized Use, Gunnison and Saguache Counties, CO, 5585-5586 [E8-1551]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 20 / Wednesday, January 30, 2008 / Notices will also hear updates from designated federal officials, provide orientation to new members, review the new Charter and Standard Operating Procedures, give liaison and subgroup reports, establish meeting priorities and develop agenda items for the next meeting. Any other matters that may reasonably come before the SEORAC may also be addressed. The public is welcome to attend all portions of the meeting and may contribute during the public comment period at 11:30 a.m. on February 22, 2008. Those who verbally address the SEORAC during the public comment period are asked to provide a written statement of their comments or presentation. Unless otherwise approved by the SEORAC chair, the public comment period will last no longer than 30 minutes, and each speaker may address the SEORAC for a maximum of 5 minutes. Contact Person for More Information: Program information, meeting records and a roster of council members may be obtained from Scott Stoffel, public affairs specialist, 1301 S. G Street, Lakeview, OR 97630; (541) 947–6237. The meeting agenda will be posted at http://www.blm.gov/or/rac/seorracminutes.php when available. Should you require reasonable accommodation, please contact the BLM Lakeview District at (541) 947–2177 as soon as possible. Shirley Gammon, District Manager. [FR Doc. E8–1566 Filed 1–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR By notice published in the Federal Register (70 FR 33190) on June 7, 2005, a 102.91-acre parcel of public land under the jurisdiction of the BLM was classified as suitable for lease and conveyance under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.). It has been determined to be in the public interest to partially terminate this classification to permit the BLM to offer a 6.5-acre parcel for sale under Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1701 and 1713), as amended. Notice: Pursuant to 43 CFR 2091.2–2, the classification is terminated as to the following described parcel upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, T. 1 N., R. 73 W., Section 12: Lot 67. Containing 6.5 acres. The above described land is hereby made available for sale in accordance with Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1701 and 1713), subject to valid existing rights, the provisions of existing withdrawals, other segregations of record, and the requirements of applicable law. In the event the 6.5-acre parcel is not sold, this termination shall have no force or effect. Roy L. Masinton, Royal Gorge Field Office Manager. [FR Doc. E8–1606 Filed 1–29–08; 8:45 am] Bureau of Land Management [CO–200–1430–ES; COC–63837] Notice of Realty Action: Termination of Classification AGENCY: 719–269–8514 or by e-mail dbellew@co.blm.gov. Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice of Realty Action. BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management ACTION: [CO–160–08–1110-PI] This notice terminates in part the existing classification for 102.91 acres of public land that was classified as suitable for lease and conveyance under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.). The termination will allow the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to offer a 6.5-acre parcel for sale under Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1701 and 1713), as amended. Termination of the classification in part is consistent with BLM policies and the BLM Colorado Northeast Resource Management Plan, dated September 16, 1986, and has been reviewed with local officials. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 29, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debbie Bellew, Realty Specialist, at mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:49 Jan 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 Notice of Order Closing Public Lands to Motorized Use, Gunnison and Saguache Counties, CO Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Closure. AGENCY: SUMMARY: To protect fragile, wintering mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, and elk herds, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is closing to motorized use this winter, certain public lands in the Gunnison Basin. This action is in coordination with the Colorado Division of Wildlife’s emergency winter feeding program for big game herds in the Gunnison Basin. The BLM and CDOW have cooperatively identified winter feeding areas and procedures, as well as area closures in PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5585 conjunction with the feeding program. Extreme snow depths, combined with extreme cold temperatures, have prompted the closure and emergency feeding decisions. DATES: The closure for this winter will take effect immediately and will end on April 30, 2008 unless terminated sooner by the BLM Authorized Officer. ADDRESSES: The address of the BLM Authorized Officer is: Field Manager, Gunnison Field Office, 216 N. Colorado St., Gunnison, Colorado 81230. Maps of the closure areas will be available at the Gunnison Field Office, 216 N. Colorado St., Gunnison, Colorado 81230. Additionally, signs will be posted at places near and/or within the areas to which the closure applies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenny McDaniel, Field Manager, Gunnison Field Office, 216 N. Colorado St., Gunnison, Colorado 81230; telephone (970) 641–0471. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to extreme snow depths and extreme cold temperatures, big game in the Gunnison Basin are highly stressed. The Colorado Division of Wildlife has begun an emergency winter feeding program for mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, and elk herds. The Gunnison Resource Area Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) specifically provides for winter closures to protect wintering big game when necessary. The purpose of this motorized use closure is to prevent undue and unnecessary disturbance and harm to wintering mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, and elk herds concentrating on crucial winter range. This order pertains to identified areas (shown on the maps) on public lands in Gunnison and Saguache Counties, Colorado, thus described: Public Lands within New Mexico Principal Meridian, north of U.S. Highway 50: T.49N., R.4W., secs. 13–14, sec. 24, E1⁄2; T.49N., R.3W., secs. 1–26; T.50N., R.2W., sec. 12, south of West Antelope Creek, secs. 13–14, 23–26, 35– 36; T.49N., R.2W., secs. 1–24, sec.30; T.50N., R.1W., sec. 17, south of West Antelope Creek, secs. 20–21, 26–33; T.49N., R.1W., secs. 4–6; T.50N., R.1E., secs. 1–4, 9–16, 19–30, 32–36; T.49N., R.1E.. secs. 1–3, 12; T.50N., R.2E., secs.17–21, 25–36; T.49N., R.2E., secs. 1–14; T.50N., R.3E., secs. 28–33; T.49N., R.3E., secs. 3–10, 13–29, 33–36; T.48N., R.3E., sec. 1; T.49N., R.4E., secs. 19, 29–32; T.48N., R.4E., secs. 4–9, 15. Public Lands within New Mexico Principal Meridian, south of U.S. Highway 50, west of Razor Creek, north of Camp Kettle Gulch/ E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1 5586 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 20 / Wednesday, January 30, 2008 / Notices Poverty Gulch Road, and east of Colorado Highway 114: T.49N., R.2E., secs. 21–23, 25–28, 33–36; T.48N., R.2E., secs. 1–4, 9–16, 21–27, 35–36; T.49N., R.3E., secs. 30–32; T.48N., R.3E., secs. 4–8, 17–20, 29–31. Exceptions to this temporary motorized use closure include the following: 1. BLM Road #3103 (North Parlin Flats Road) to the U.S. Forest Service boundary is open to motorized use as seasonal conditions allow. 2. Any Federal, State, or local officer or employee acting within the scope of their duties, members of any organized rescue in the performance of an official duty, or any person holding written permission from the BLM. 3. Persons or agencies holding a special use permit or right-of-way for access to exercise their permit within the restricted area, for purposes related to access for maintenance and operation of authorized facilities, and provided such motorized use is limited to the routes specifically identified in the special use permit or right-of-way. Authority This emergency closure order is issued under the authority of 43 Code of Federal Regulations 8364.1 and 9268.3. Penalties: Any person who knowingly and willfully violates any closure order issued under 42 CFR 8364.1 shall be subject to the penalties provided for in CFR Title 43, subpart 8360.0–7, and may be fined not more than $1,000 and/ or imprisoned for not more than 12 months. Such violations may also be subject to the enhanced fines provided for by 18 U.S.C. 3571. Dated: January 22, 2008. Kenny McDaniel, Field Manager, Gunnison Field Office. [FR Doc. E8–1551 Filed 1–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P EFFECTIVE DATE: January 30, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Booth, BLM Wyoming State Office, 5353 N. Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003, 307– 775–6124. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The land has been and will continue to remain open to mineral leasing. Order By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714 (2000), it is ordered as follows: 1. Subject to valid existing rights, the following described public land is hereby withdrawn from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws, including the United States mining laws (30 U.S.C. Ch. 2 (2000)), but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, for the Bureau of Land Management to protect Yermo xanthocephalus plant habitat: Sixth Principal Meridian T. 31 N., R. 95 W., Sec. 27, SW1⁄4; Sec. 34, NW1⁄4 and W1⁄2W1⁄2NE1⁄4. The area described contains 360.00 acres in Fremont County. 2. The withdrawal made by this order does not alter the applicability of those public land laws governing the use of lands under lease, license, or permit, or governing the disposal of their mineral or vegetative resources other than under the mining laws. 3. This withdrawal will expire 20 years from the effective date of this order unless, as a result of a review conducted before the expiration date pursuant to Section 204(f) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714(f) (2000), the Secretary determines that the withdrawal shall be extended. Dated: January 10, 2008. C. Stephen Allred, Assistant Secretary—Land and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. E8–1639 Filed 1–29–08; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–921–1430–ET; WYW 142589] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P Public Land Order No. 7688; Withdrawal of Public Lands for the Protection of Yermo xanthocephalus Plant Habitat; Wyoming mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Interior. ACTION: Public Land Order. [NV–065–5870–EU; N–76426; 8–08807; TAS: 14X5260] This order withdraws 360 acres of public land from surface entry and mining for a period of 20 years to protect Yermo xanthocephalus (Desert yellowhead) plant habitat. Notice of Realty Action: Direct (NonCompetitive) Sale of Public Lands, Nye County, NV SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:49 Jan 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: One parcel of public land (N– 76426) located in Beatty, Nevada, and totaling 0.46 acres, has been examined and found suitable for disposal utilizing direct sale procedures. The authority for the sale is under Sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), 43 U.S.C. 1713 and 1719. DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding the proposed sale on or before March 17, 2008. Mail written comments to the BLM Assistant Field Manager, Tonopah Field Station, 1553 South Main Street, P.O. Box 911, Tonopah, NV 89049. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan Buehler, (775) 482–7800. For general information on BLM’s public land sale procedures, refer to the following Web address: http:// www.blm.gov/wo/st/en.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The sale parcel is located in Southern Nye County, section 6, within the most southeast corner section and touches the southeast corner at one point. A portion of the parcel lies within the Nevada Department of Transportation (Nev 042808) right-of-way for United States (U.S.) Highway 95. The following described public land is being considered for sale: ADDRESSES: Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada T. 12 S., R. 47 E., Sec. 6, lot 9. The area described contains 0.46 acres, more or less. This parcel of public land is proposed for sale to the Stagecoach Hotel and Casino, owned by Edward Ringle of Beatty, Nevada at no less than the appraised fair market value (FMV) of $1,300, as determined by the authorized officer after appraisal. An appraisal report has been prepared by a Statecertified appraiser for the purposes of establishing the FMV. Consistent with Section 203 of FLPMA, a tract of public land may be sold where, as a result of approved land use planning, the sale of the tract meets the disposal criteria of that section. The lands described above are identified as suitable for disposal in the BLM Tonopah Resource Management Plan (RMP) approved on October 2, 1997. The proposed disposal action is consistent with the objectives, goals, and decisions of the RMP. The disposal (sale) of the parcel would serve an important public E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 20 (Wednesday, January 30, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[CO-160-08-1110-PI]


Notice of Order Closing Public Lands to Motorized Use, Gunnison 
and Saguache Counties, CO

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

ACTION: Notice of Closure.

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SUMMARY: To protect fragile, wintering mule deer, bighorn sheep, 
pronghorn antelope, and elk herds, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 
is closing to motorized use this winter, certain public lands in the 
Gunnison Basin. This action is in coordination with the Colorado 
Division of Wildlife's emergency winter feeding program for big game 
herds in the Gunnison Basin. The BLM and CDOW have cooperatively 
identified winter feeding areas and procedures, as well as area 
closures in conjunction with the feeding program. Extreme snow depths, 
combined with extreme cold temperatures, have prompted the closure and 
emergency feeding decisions.

DATES: The closure for this winter will take effect immediately and 
will end on April 30, 2008 unless terminated sooner by the BLM 
Authorized Officer.

ADDRESSES: The address of the BLM Authorized Officer is: Field Manager, 
Gunnison Field Office, 216 N. Colorado St., Gunnison, Colorado 81230. 
Maps of the closure areas will be available at the Gunnison Field 
Office, 216 N. Colorado St., Gunnison, Colorado 81230. Additionally, 
signs will be posted at places near and/or within the areas to which 
the closure applies.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenny McDaniel, Field Manager, 
Gunnison Field Office, 216 N. Colorado St., Gunnison, Colorado 81230; 
telephone (970) 641-0471.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to extreme snow depths and extreme cold 
temperatures, big game in the Gunnison Basin are highly stressed. The 
Colorado Division of Wildlife has begun an emergency winter feeding 
program for mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, and elk 
herds. The Gunnison Resource Area Approved Resource Management Plan 
(RMP) specifically provides for winter closures to protect wintering 
big game when necessary. The purpose of this motorized use closure is 
to prevent undue and unnecessary disturbance and harm to wintering mule 
deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, and elk herds concentrating on 
crucial winter range. This order pertains to identified areas (shown on 
the maps) on public lands in Gunnison and Saguache Counties, Colorado, 
thus described:

    Public Lands within New Mexico Principal Meridian, north of U.S. 
Highway 50:

T.49N., R.4W., secs. 13-14, sec. 24, E\1/2\;
T.49N., R.3W., secs. 1-26;
T.50N., R.2W., sec. 12, south of West Antelope Creek, secs. 13-14, 
23-26, 35-36;
T.49N., R.2W., secs. 1-24, sec.30;
T.50N., R.1W., sec. 17, south of West Antelope Creek, secs. 20-21, 
26-33;
T.49N., R.1W., secs. 4-6;
T.50N., R.1E., secs. 1-4, 9-16, 19-30, 32-36;
T.49N., R.1E.. secs. 1-3, 12;
T.50N., R.2E., secs.17-21, 25-36;
T.49N., R.2E., secs. 1-14;
T.50N., R.3E., secs. 28-33;
T.49N., R.3E., secs. 3-10, 13-29, 33-36;
T.48N., R.3E., sec. 1;
T.49N., R.4E., secs. 19, 29-32;
T.48N., R.4E., secs. 4-9, 15.
    Public Lands within New Mexico Principal Meridian, south of U.S. 
Highway 50, west of Razor Creek, north of Camp Kettle Gulch/

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Poverty Gulch Road, and east of Colorado Highway 114:

T.49N., R.2E., secs. 21-23, 25-28, 33-36;
T.48N., R.2E., secs. 1-4, 9-16, 21-27, 35-36;
T.49N., R.3E., secs. 30-32;
T.48N., R.3E., secs. 4-8, 17-20, 29-31.

    Exceptions to this temporary motorized use closure include the 
following:
    1. BLM Road 3103 (North Parlin Flats Road) to the U.S. 
Forest Service boundary is open to motorized use as seasonal conditions 
allow.
    2. Any Federal, State, or local officer or employee acting within 
the scope of their duties, members of any organized rescue in the 
performance of an official duty, or any person holding written 
permission from the BLM.
    3. Persons or agencies holding a special use permit or right-of-way 
for access to exercise their permit within the restricted area, for 
purposes related to access for maintenance and operation of authorized 
facilities, and provided such motorized use is limited to the routes 
specifically identified in the special use permit or right-of-way.

Authority

    This emergency closure order is issued under the authority of 43 
Code of Federal Regulations 8364.1 and 9268.3.
    Penalties: Any person who knowingly and willfully violates any 
closure order issued under 42 CFR 8364.1 shall be subject to the 
penalties provided for in CFR Title 43, subpart 8360.0-7, and may be 
fined not more than $1,000 and/or imprisoned for not more than 12 
months. Such violations may also be subject to the enhanced fines 
provided for by 18 U.S.C. 3571.

    Dated: January 22, 2008.
Kenny McDaniel,
Field Manager, Gunnison Field Office.
 [FR Doc. E8-1551 Filed 1-29-08; 8:45 am]
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