Land Acquisitions; Mechoopda Indian Tribe, California, 26142-26143 [E8-10279]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 26142 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 90 / Thursday, May 8, 2008 / Notices restriction under Alternative A. Alternative B would modify existing management agreements and/or plans cooperatively with stakeholders to address non-guided public use; and Alternatives C through E (the Preferred Alternative) would implement a limited permit program. Under all of the Alternatives, sportfishing guides would be required to have special use permits. Permits would be limited to 20 under Alternatives A and B, reduced to 18 under C and E (the Preferred Alternative), and reduced to 15 under Alternative D. Permits would be reduced through attrition and issued competitively. Each permit would allow 10 starts per week with no more than 4 starts per day—except under Alternative B, which would require additional restrictions on the timing and starts of boats beyond such levels. State-licensed sportfishing guides not having Refuge special use permits may be issued Incidental Use Permits (IUPs) under all the alternatives except Alternative D, which would eliminate the IUP Program. Alternatives A, C, and E (the Preferred Alternative) would issue up to three IUPs per year subject to quotas and blackout dates; and Alternative B would limit the number of IUPs to one per year. Dispersed camping would be allowed (except within one-quarter mile of the Sterling Highway) under all of the alternatives but would be limited to 14 days in any 30-day period under Alternative A; limited to 24 hours within any 14-day period within 100 yards of the river under Alternative B; not allowed within 100 yards of the river under Alternatives C and E (the Preferred Alternative); limited to 48 hours within any 14-day period within 100 yards of the river and within one mile of the Kenai River/Skilak Lake inlet/outlet under Alternative D. For the Middle Kenai River (Skilak Lake downstream to the Refuge boundary), non-guided public use would be allowed without restriction under Alternatives A and B. Such use would be allowed without restriction under Alternatives C and E (the Preferred Alternative) until a Limits-ofAcceptable Change planning process is completed with stakeholders; and Alternative D would implement a limited permit program after a public rulemaking process is conducted. Sportfishing guides would be required to have special use permits under all of the alternatives, though such permits would be issued without limit under Alternative A. Under Alternative B, the need to implement a permitting process would be evaluated after the conclusion of the ongoing Kenai River-wide guide VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 May 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 process. Under Alternatives C and E (the Preferred Alternative), permits would be limited to the number of existing permittees, and existing permittees would be ‘‘grandfathered’’; under Alternative D, permits would be limited to 20 through a competitive selection process, and management of the timing and starts of boats would be initiated. Issue 5: Balance Motorized Access With Resource and Visitor-Experience Protection Under all the alternatives, airplane access would not be allowed May 1 to September 30 on any lake where nesting trumpeter swans and/or their broods are present except on two lakes in designated Wilderness—where the closure would be May 1 to September 10 under Alternatives A through C and E (the Preferred Alternative)—and five lakes in designated Wilderness plus one lake outside of designated Wilderness under Alternative D. Airplane access would be allowed on 46 lakes in designated Wilderness under Alternative A and E (the Preferred Alternative); 45 lakes under Alternative B; 50 lakes under Alternative C; and 59 lakes under Alternative D. Under all the alternatives, floatplane access to Chickaloon Flats would be allowed on 6.5 miles of the Chickaloon River. Under Alternative A, wheeled airplane access would be allowed yearround within designated areas of the Chickaloon Flats area including three upland landing zones, a designated beach zone, and the unmaintained Big Indian Creek airstrip. Under Alternatives B through E (the Preferred Alternative), wheeled airplane access would be allowed on 21 square miles of unvegetated portions of the Chickaloon Flats area. Access would also be allowed on the unmaintained Big Indian Creek airstrip under Alternatives B and E (the Preferred Alternative). Under Alternatives C and D, access would be allowed on the Big Indian Creek airstrip, which would be maintained by the Service; and under Alternative D, an additional 6.8 square miles of unvegetated portions of the Chickaloon Flats would be accessible September 1 to December 15 (or to coincide with future waterfowl hunting seasons). Under Alternatives A through C and E (the Preferred Alternative), snowmachines would be allowed in designated areas December 1 to April 30 when the refuge manager determines there is adequate snow cover. Under Alternative C, certain zones within designated areas may be opened earlier (than December 1) or later (than April 30) depending on local snow conditions. PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Under Alternative D, the December 1 to April 30 time restriction would be eliminated, and certain zones within designated areas may be opened depending on local snow conditions. Under Alternatives B through E (the Preferred Alternative), research studies would be conducted with stakeholders to evaluate the effects of snowmachine use on Refuge resources and visitor experiences, and the results of those studies would be used to support future management decisions. Public Availability of Comments: Before including your name, 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. We will make all comments from individual persons part of the official public record. We will handle requests for such comments in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, NEPA, and Departmental policies and procedures. Dated: May 2, 2008. Gary Edwards, Acting Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska. [FR Doc. E8–10236 Filed 5–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Land Acquisitions; Mechoopda Indian Tribe, California Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Final Agency Determination to Take Land into Trust under 25 CFR Part 151. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire approximately 631.05 acres of land into trust for the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of California on March 14, 2008. This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by 209 Departmental Manual 8.1. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Skibine, Office of Indian Gaming, MS–3657 MIB, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240; Telephone (202) 219–4066. E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 90 / Thursday, May 8, 2008 / Notices This notice is published to comply with the requirement of 25 CFR 151.12(b) that notice be given to the public of the Secretary’s decision to acquire land in trust at least 30 days prior to signatory acceptance of the land into trust. The purpose of the 30-day waiting period in 25 CFR 151.12(b) is to afford interested parties the opportunity to seek judicial review of final administrative decisions to take land in trust for Indian tribes and individual Indians before transfer of title to the property occurs. On March 14, 2008, the Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs decided to accept approximately 631.05 acres of land into trust for the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of California under the authority of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, 25 U.S.C. 465. The 631.05 acres are located in Butte County, California. The parcel will be used for the purpose of construction and operation of a class II and class III gaming facility. The real property consists of approximately 631.05 acres situated in the State of California, County of Butte. The legal description of the property is as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Parcel I All that portion of the east half of the northeast quarter of Section 1, Township 20 North, Range 2 East, M.D.B. & M., lying easterly of U.S. Highway 99E. Excepting therefrom that portion thereof, heretofore conveyed to the State of California by deed recorded July 27, 1951, in Book 575, Page 326, Official Records, recorded October 9, 1974, in Book 1944, Page 64, Official Records and October 9, 1974, in Book 1944, Page 68, Official Records and Parcel 1 of the Grant Deed recorded January 15, 2004, under Butte County Recorder’s Serial No. 2004–0002294. APN 041–190–048 (formerly 038–150– 026). Parcel II The north half of the northwest quarter, the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter and the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 5, and all that portion of Section 6 lying northeasterly of the Oroville Chico Highway, all in Township 20 North, Range 3 East, M.D.B. & M. Excepting therefrom said Section 6, that portion conveyed to the State of California by Deeds recorded February 8, 1951 in Book 555, Page 329, Official Records, and July 27, 1951, in Book 575, Page 326, Official Records. Also excepting therefrom that portion conveyed to the State of California by Deed recorded October 9, 1974, in Book 1944, Page 64, Official Records and VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 May 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 Parcel 1 of Grant Deed recorded January 15, 2004, under Butte County Recorder’s Serial No. 2004–002294. APN 041–190– 045 (formerly 041–190–020). Dated: March 25, 2008. Carl J. Artman, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–10279 Filed 5–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [F–21870–15, F–21870–16, F21870–19, and F–19154–05; AK–964–1410–KC–P] Alaska Native Claims Selection AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. ACTION: SUMMARY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to NANA Regional Corporation Inc. The lands are in the vicinity of the Native villages of Ambler, Kobuk, and Shungnak, Alaska, and are located in: Kateel River Meridian, Alaska T. 19 N., R. 3 E., Secs. 4 to 9, inclusive; Secs. 13 to 36, inclusive. Containing approximately 18,996 acres. T. 19 N., R. 7 E., Secs. 1 to 36, inclusive. Containing approximately 22,660 acres. T. 18 N., R. 10 E., Secs. 1 to 16, inclusive; Secs. 21 to 28, inclusive; Secs. 33 to 36, inclusive. Containing approximately 17,596 acres. T. 17 N., R. 11 E., Secs. 1 to 36, inclusive. Containing approximately 20,981 acres. Aggregating approximately 80,233 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in The Arctic Sounder. The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until June 9, 2008 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26143 CFR part 4, subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. Jason Robinson, Land Law Examiner, Land Transfer Adjudication I. [FR Doc. E8–10224 Filed 5–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–050–1430–FR; WYW 49773] Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification of Public Lands in Fremont County, WY Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, approximately 73.42 acres of public land in Fremont County, Wyoming. The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources (WDSPCR), proposes to use the land as part of the South Pass City State Historic Site. DATES: Interested parties may submit comments regarding the proposed conveyance or classification of the lands until June 23, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to the Field Manager, Lander Field Office, 1335 Main Street, Lander, Wyoming 82520. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert B. Ross, Jr., Field Manager, Bureau of Land Management, Lander Field Office, at (307) 332–8400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with Section 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act, (43 U.S.C. 315f), and Executive Order No. 6910, the following described public land in Fremont E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 90 (Thursday, May 8, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26142-26143]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-10279]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Land Acquisitions; Mechoopda Indian Tribe, California

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Final Agency Determination to Take Land into Trust 
under 25 CFR Part 151.

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs made a final agency 
determination to acquire approximately 631.05 acres of land into trust 
for the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of California on March 14, 2008. This 
notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the 
Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs by 
209 Departmental Manual 8.1.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Skibine, Office of Indian 
Gaming, MS-3657 MIB, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240; 
Telephone (202) 219-4066.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published to comply with the 
requirement of 25 CFR 151.12(b) that notice be given to the public of 
the Secretary's decision to acquire land in trust at least 30 days 
prior to signatory acceptance of the land into trust. The purpose of 
the 30-day waiting period in 25 CFR 151.12(b) is to afford interested 
parties the opportunity to seek judicial review of final administrative 
decisions to take land in trust for Indian tribes and individual 
Indians before transfer of title to the property occurs. On March 14, 
2008, the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs decided to accept 
approximately 631.05 acres of land into trust for the Mechoopda Indian 
Tribe of California under the authority of the Indian Reorganization 
Act of 1934, 25 U.S.C. 465. The 631.05 acres are located in Butte 
County, California. The parcel will be used for the purpose of 
construction and operation of a class II and class III gaming facility.
    The real property consists of approximately 631.05 acres situated 
in the State of California, County of Butte. The legal description of 
the property is as follows:

Parcel I

    All that portion of the east half of the northeast quarter of 
Section 1, Township 20 North, Range 2 East, M.D.B. & M., lying easterly 
of U.S. Highway 99E. Excepting therefrom that portion thereof, 
heretofore conveyed to the State of California by deed recorded July 
27, 1951, in Book 575, Page 326, Official Records, recorded October 9, 
1974, in Book 1944, Page 64, Official Records and October 9, 1974, in 
Book 1944, Page 68, Official Records and Parcel 1 of the Grant Deed 
recorded January 15, 2004, under Butte County Recorder's Serial No. 
2004-0002294. APN 041-190-048 (formerly 038-150-026).

Parcel II

    The north half of the northwest quarter, the southwest quarter of 
the northwest quarter and the northwest quarter of the southwest 
quarter of Section 5, and all that portion of Section 6 lying 
northeasterly of the Oroville Chico Highway, all in Township 20 North, 
Range 3 East, M.D.B. & M.
    Excepting therefrom said Section 6, that portion conveyed to the 
State of California by Deeds recorded February 8, 1951 in Book 555, 
Page 329, Official Records, and July 27, 1951, in Book 575, Page 326, 
Official Records. Also excepting therefrom that portion conveyed to the 
State of California by Deed recorded October 9, 1974, in Book 1944, 
Page 64, Official Records and Parcel 1 of Grant Deed recorded January 
15, 2004, under Butte County Recorder's Serial No. 2004-002294. APN 
041-190-045 (formerly 041-190-020).

    Dated: March 25, 2008.
Carl J. Artman,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
 [FR Doc. E8-10279 Filed 5-7-08; 8:45 am]
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