Public Land Order No. 7702; Partial Revocation of Public Land Order No. 1446; South Dakota, 21151 [E8-8409]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 76 / Friday, April 18, 2008 / Notices Dated: January 22, 2008. Carl J. Artman, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–8334 Filed 4–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NM–030–1220–NLCS] Emergency Closure to Unpermitted Collection of Petrified Wood and Plant Fossils in the Robledo Mountains on Federal Land, Dona Ana County, NM. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Interior. ACTION: Notice. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that certain public land located in the southern Robledo Mountains, Dona Ana County, New Mexico, is subject to an emergency closure to unpermitted collection (free use) of fossilized wood and plant fossils. This closure is necessary in order to prevent further adverse impacts to paleontological resources in the area while the formal conservation status of the region is under determination. Closure will remain in effect for 2 years and may be renewed upon the completion of the Tri-County Resource Management Plan. Closure signs will be posted at main entry points to this area. Maps of the closure area, as well as documents associated with environmental review of this closure may be obtained at the Las Cruces District Office. DATES: This closure is effective upon publication in the Federal Register, and will remain in effect for two years from April 18, 2008. This closure may be renewed upon the completion of the Tri-County Resource Management Plan. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Sanders, Assistant District Manager, Multi-Resources, 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005, Telephone (575) 525–4393. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The area has been proposed as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern and also is under Congressional consideration for National Monument status. A management plan to address the longterm management of paleontological resources would be initiated upon designation. Resource damage has already taken place and the potential for additional adverse effects occurring as a result of unrestricted collection within this area is substantial and significant. The authorities for this closure may be found at 43 CFR Subpart 3622, and 43 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:38 Apr 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 CFR Subpart 8364. This order applies to all forms of collection of fossilized plant and petrified wood materials; all unpermitted collection or free use of fossilized plant and petrified wood materials in the location identified in this closure order is prohibited. On all public land, under section 303(a) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), 43 U.S.C. 1733(a), 43 CFR 8360.0–7, and 43 CFR 9262.1, any person who violates any closures or restriction on public land as announced in this order may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined no more than $1,000.00 or imprisoned for no more that 12 months, or both. Such violations may also be subject to enhanced fines provided for by 18 U.S.C. 3571 (not to exceed $100,000.00 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months). The public land affected by the closure order is located northwest of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and west of Interstate–25, in Dona Ana County, New Mexico and is described as follows: New Mexico Principal Meridian T., 22 S., R. 1 W., Section 24 Section 25 and Portions of Sections 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 26, 35, 36. T. 22 S., R. 1 E., Portions of Sections 19, 30, 31. The area described contains approximately 5,240 acres, more or less, of the Robledo Mountain Range. Maps of the land affected by this closure, as well as documents associated with environmental review of the closure are available in the Las Cruces District Office, 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico. The area affected by this order will be posted with appropriate signs announcing this closure. Authority: 43 CFR 3622.3(a), and 43 CFR 8364.1. Bill Childress, District Manager, Las Cruces. [FR Doc. E8–8384 Filed 4–17–08; 8:45 am] 21151 National Forest withdrawn from surface entry and mining and reserved for use of the Forest Service as the Pactola Administrative Site. The land is no longer needed for administrative purposes. This order opens the land for sale. EFFECTIVE DATE: May 19, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Ward, BLM Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101–4669, 406–896–5052. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The revocation is needed to facilitate a Forest Service land sale conducted in accordance with Public Laws 106–329 and 109–54. 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. Public Land Order No. 1446 (22 FR 5873 (1957)), which withdrew public land from surface entry and mining and reserved it for use of the Forest Service as the Pactola Administrative Site, is hereby revoked insofar as it affects the following described land: Black Hills Meridian Black Hills National Forest T. 2 N., R. 5 E., Sec. 26, E1⁄2NE1⁄4SE1⁄4. The area described contains 20 acres in Pennington County. 2. The above-described land is hereby made available for sale in accordance with Public Law 106–329 and Public Law 109–54. Authority: 43 CFR 2370. Dated: April 3, 2008. C. Stephen Allred, Assistant Secretary—Land and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. E8–8409 Filed 4–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3419–11–P BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Land Management [SDM 94312] [MT–924–1430–FQ; SDM 034316] Public Land Order No. 7702; Partial Revocation of Public Land Order No. 1446; South Dakota Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public Land Order. Public Land Order No. 7705; Withdrawal of National Forest System Land To Preserve Cave Resources Adjacent to Jewel Cave National Monument; South Dakota AGENCY: AGENCY: SUMMARY: This order revokes a Public Land Order insofar as it affects 20 acres of public land within the Black Hills PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public Land Order. SUMMARY: This order withdraws 4,595.78 acres of National Forest System E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[MT-924-1430-FQ; SDM 034316]


Public Land Order No. 7702; Partial Revocation of Public Land 
Order No. 1446; South Dakota

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Public Land Order.

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SUMMARY: This order revokes a Public Land Order insofar as it affects 
20 acres of public land within the Black Hills National Forest 
withdrawn from surface entry and mining and reserved for use of the 
Forest Service as the Pactola Administrative Site. The land is no 
longer needed for administrative purposes. This order opens the land 
for sale.

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 19, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Ward, BLM Montana State Office, 
5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101-4669, 406-896-5052.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The revocation is needed to facilitate a 
Forest Service land sale conducted in accordance with Public Laws 106-
329 and 109-54.

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. Public Land Order No. 1446 (22 FR 5873 (1957)), which withdrew 
public land from surface entry and mining and reserved it for use of 
the Forest Service as the Pactola Administrative Site, is hereby 
revoked insofar as it affects the following described land:

Black Hills Meridian

Black Hills National Forest

T. 2 N., R. 5 E.,
    Sec. 26, E\1/2\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\.

    The area described contains 20 acres in Pennington County.

    2. The above-described land is hereby made available for sale in 
accordance with Public Law 106-329 and Public Law 109-54.

    Authority: 43 CFR 2370.

     Dated: April 3, 2008.
C. Stephen Allred,
Assistant Secretary--Land and Minerals Management.
 [FR Doc. E8-8409 Filed 4-17-08; 8:45 am]
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