Notice of Availability of Four Records of Decision and Three Approved Resource Management Plans for the Arizona Strip Field Office, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument (BLM Portion), and Approved General Management Plan for Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument (NPS Portion), Arizona, 26408-26410 [E8-10376]

Download as PDF 26408 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 91 / Friday, May 9, 2008 / Notices 1.3 ac of onsite habitat and creating a public education area within the preserve to serve the surrounding community. As minimization for impacts to the species, clearing activities during project construction will occur outside the scrub-jay nesting season (March 1–June 30) if active nests are found onsite. We have determined that the applicant’s proposal, including the proposed mitigation and minimization measures, would have minor or negligible effects on the species covered in the HCP. Therefore, the ITP is a ‘‘loweffect’’ project and qualifies for categorical exclusions under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as provided by the Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 2 Appendix 1 and 516 DM 6 Appendix 1). This preliminary information may be revised based on our review of public comments that we receive in response to this notice. A low-effect HCP is one involving (1) minor or negligible effects on federally listed or candidate species and their habitats, and (2) minor or negligible effects on other environmental values or resources. We will evaluate the HCP and comments submitted thereon to determine whether the application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). If we determine that the application meets those requirements, we will issue the ITP for incidental take of the scrub-jay. We will also evaluate whether issuance of the section 10(a)(1)(B) ITP complies with section 7 of the Act by conducting an intra-Service section 7 consultation. We will use the results of this consultation, in combination with the above findings, in the final analysis to determine whether or not to issue the ITP. Authority: We provide this notice under Section 10 of the Act and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Dated: April 24, 2008. David L. Hankla, Field Supervisor, Jacksonville Field Office. [FR Doc. E8–10361 Filed 5–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES [ES–930–5420–FR–M131; ARES 54992] Notice of Application for Recordable Disclaimer of Interest in Lands; Searcy County, Arkansas AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:01 May 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: An application has been filed with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) by Robert G. Hooper for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest from the United States for certain land in Searcy County, Arkansas. This notice is intended to inform the public of the pending application. DATES: Comments on this action should be received by August 7, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments must be filed with Steven R. Wells, Deputy State Director, Division of Natural Resources, BLM—Eastern States, 7450 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, Virginia 22153. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ida V. Doup, Chief, Branch of Lands and Realty, at the above stated address or at 703–440–1541. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 315 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1745), the surface owner, Robert G. Hooper, filed an application for a Disclaimer of Interest for the land described as follows: Fifth Principal Meridian T. 16 N., R. 17 W., Sec. 1, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4. The area described contains 43.57 acres, more or less, in Searcy County. The BLM—Eastern States’ review of the land status records indicates that a patent was issued to R.B. Weaver, E.S. Weaver, R.F. King, H.C. King, and R.D. Ailly for the Eureka Placer Mine, Buffalo District, Final Certificate Number 24, dated November 28, 1893. A copy of the land patent certificate cannot be located. All available land status records indicate a patent has been issued and title has transferred into private ownership. It is the opinion of this office that the Federal Government no longer has an interest in this 43.57acre tract. Robert G. Hooper, surface owner, is seeking to clear title to demonstrate that the United States has transferred ownership to the original patentee. All persons who wish to present comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the pending application and proposed disclaimer may do so by writing to Stephen R. Wells, Deputy Assistant Director, Division of Natural Resources at the above address. Comments, including names and street addresses of commentors, will be available for public review at the BLM-Eastern States Office (see address above), during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, except holidays. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. If no valid objection is received, this action will be approved and will clear a cloud on the title by stating that the United States does not have a valid interest in this land. Authority: 43 CFR 1864.2(a). Terry Lewis, Acting State Director, Eastern States. [FR Doc. E8–10365 Filed 5–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GJ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management National Park Service [AZ–100–07–1610–DR–241E] Notice of Availability of Four Records of Decision and Three Approved Resource Management Plans for the Arizona Strip Field Office, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument (BLM Portion), and Approved General Management Plan for Grand CanyonParashant National Monument (NPS Portion), Arizona Bureau of Land Management, Interior. National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, and the National Park and Recreation Act of 1978, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and National Park Service (NPS) policies, the BLM and NPS announce the availability of the two Records of Decision (RODs) for the Approved Resource Management Plan/General Management Plan for the jointly-managed Grand CanyonParashant National Monument (Parashant), located in Mohave County, Arizona. Separate RODs for the BLM and NPS decisions in the Approved Resource Management Plan/General Management Plan have been signed by the BLM Arizona State Director, and by the NPS Pacific West Regional Director, respectively, for each agency’s decisions contained in the Approved Resource Management Plan/General Management E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 91 / Friday, May 9, 2008 / Notices Plan. The BLM also announces the availability of the ROD/Approved Resource Management Plan for the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument (Vermilion) and the ROD/Approved Resource Management Plan for the Arizona Strip Field Office (ASFO), located in Mohave and Coconino Counties, Arizona. Both of these areas are managed solely by the BLM. ADDRESSES: The RODs/Approved Plans and associated documents or information may be viewed and downloaded at http://www.blm.gov/az/ LUP/strip/strip_plan.htm or at http:// www.nps.gov/lame/parkmgmt/ docs.htm. Copies of the BLM and NPS RODs are available upon request from the Arizona Strip District Office, Bureau of Land Management, or the National Park Service, both located at 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah 84790. Copies of the three Approved Plans are also available at the same address. Please indicate which ROD/Approved Plan you are requesting. Reference copies of each ROD/Approved Plan are available for review during regular business hours at the following locations: Lake Mead National Recreation Area Office, 601 Nevada Highway, Boulder City, Nevada 89005; BLM Arizona State Office (AZ–931), One North Central, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004– 4427; Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd, Boulder City, Nevada 89005; Flagstaff Public Library, 300 West Aspen, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001; Fredonia Town Library, 130 North Main, Fredonia, Arizona 86022; Kanab City Library, 374 North Main Street, Kanab, Utah 84741; Mohave County Library, 3269 North Burbank Street, Kingman, Arizona 86401; Page City Library, 697 Vista Avenue, Page, Arizona 86040; and Washington County Library, 88 West 100 South, St. George, Utah 84770. 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 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: District Manager, Arizona Strip District or Superintendent, Grand CanyonParashant National Monument, 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah 84790; telephone 435–688–3200; e-mail Arizona_Strip@blm.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:01 May 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 The Parashant was established by Presidential Proclamation on January 11, 2000. The Parashant is cooperatively managed by the BLM and the NPS. It encompasses 1,048,325 acres in Mohave County, Arizona, of which 808,744 acres are administered by the BLM and 208,447 acres are administered by the NPS. The Vermilion was established by Presidential Proclamation on November 9, 2000. The Vermilion covers 293,689 acres in Coconino County, Arizona, and is administered solely by the BLM. The remainder of the BLM-administered lands is in the ASFO, which encompass approximately 1,981,000 acres located in Mohave and Coconino Counties, Arizona, north of the Grand Canyon and is situated almost entirely between the two National Monuments. Ten Cooperating Agencies assisted the BLM and the NPS in this planning effort: Arizona Game and Fish Department; Arizona Department of Transportation; Coconino County, Arizona; Mohave County, Arizona; Kane County, Utah; Washington County, Utah; Kaibab Paiute Tribe; Town of Colorado City, Arizona; Town of Fredonia, Arizona; and the Federal Highway Administration. The RODs/Approved Plans were developed with broad public and Cooperating Agency participation through a 5-year collaborative planning process. These RODs/Approved Plans address management on approximately 2,768,247 acres of BLM-administered land and 208,447 acres of NPSadministered land. The RODs/Approved Plans contain both land use planning decisions and implementing decisions, to achieve desired future conditions and to provide planning structure to facilitate the management of the Parashant, Vermilion, and ASFO. Major resources and activities addressed by the BLM in their RODs/Approved Resource Management Plans include travel management; wilderness characteristics areas; cultural resources; geological resources; recreation and environmental education including interpretation; visual resources; vegetation management including ponderosa pine restoration; livestock grazing; areas of critical environmental concern; special status species; and wildlife management. Major resources and activities addressed by the NPS in its ROD/Approved General Management Plan include travel management; wilderness characteristics areas; cultural resources; geological resources; recreation and environmental education including interpretation; visual resources and cultural landscapes; soundscapes; vegetation management; SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26409 control of non-native invasive species; livestock grazing; special status species; and wildlife management. As noted in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), the NPS determined that none of the actions proposed would lead to impairment of park resources. The Approved Plans are essentially the same decisions as contained in Alternative E in the Arizona Strip Proposed Plan/FEIS, published in February 2007. The BLM received seven protests on BLM land use plan decisions in the Proposed Plan/FEIS. After careful consideration of all points raised in those protests, the BLM Director concluded that the BLM Arizona State Director and the Arizona Strip District Manager followed all applicable planning procedures, laws, regulations, and policies, and considered all relevant resource information and public input in developing the proposed plan. None of the protests to BLM raised salient points pertaining to NPS decisions for lands and resources in Parashant. No inconsistencies with State or local plans, policies, or programs were identified during the Governor’s consistency review of the Proposed Plan/FEIS. As a result, only minor editorial modifications were made in preparing the RODs/Approved Plans. The decisions identifying designated routes of travel for motorized vehicles on BLM-administered lands are implementation decisions appealable under 43 CFR Part 4, subpart E. Any party adversely affected by the BLM’s decision(s) to identify, evaluate, define, delineate and/or select specific routes as available for motorized use within designated areas in either the Parashant or Vermilion Management Plans may appeal within 30 days of publication of this Notice of Availability pursuant to 43 CFR, part 4, subpart E. The appeal should state the specific BLM route(s), as identified in the Approved Plans for the Parashant or Vermilion, on which the decision is being appealed. The appeal must be filed with the Arizona Strip District Manager at the above listed address. Please consult 43 CFR part 4 for further information on the IBLA appeals process. There is no appeal process for NPS decisions in the NPS ROD and Parashant Approved Resource Management Plan/General Management Plan. Implementation of NPS decisions may begin upon publication of this Notice of Availability for the Parashant E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1 26410 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 91 / Friday, May 9, 2008 / Notices NPS ROD/Approved Plan in the Federal Register. Helen M. Hankins, Associate State Director, BLM Arizona. Jonathan B. Jarvis, Regional Director, NPS Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. E8–10376 Filed 5–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and the 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 as indicated above. Charge Code: CA 110–1820–XX Dated: May 1, 2008. David Christy, Public Affairs Officer. [FR Doc. E8–10338 Filed 5–8–08; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA–110] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P Meeting of the Central California Resource Advisory Council ACTION: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Central California Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The meetings will be held Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14, 2008, at the El Dorado Hills Fire Department, 1050 Wilson Blvd., El Dorado Hills, California. On June 13, the RAC will convene at 8 a.m. for a business meeting, followed by a field trip to Pine Hill Preserve in El Dorado County beginning at noon. Members of the public are welcome to attend the tour and meeting. Field tour participants must provide their own transportation and lunch. The RAC will resume its meeting at 8:30 a.m. on June 14 in the El Dorado Hills Fire Department meeting room. Time for public comment is reserved from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on June 14. The public comment time may be extended if needed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BLM Folsom Field Office Manager Bill Haigh or BLM Central California Public Affairs Officer David Christy, both at (916) 985–4474. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The twelve-member Central California RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of public land issues associated with public land management in the Central California. At this meeting, agenda items include discussion of issues regarding the wildland-urban interface at Pine Hill Preserve. The RAC will also hear status reports from BLM managers for the Folsom, Hollister, Bakersfield and Bishop field offices. The meeting is open to the public. The public may present written comments to the RAC, and time will be allocated for hearing SUMMARY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Notice of Public Meeting. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:01 May 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 Bureau of Land Management [UT–910–08–1150-PH–24–1A] Notice of Utah’s Resource Advisory Committee Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Department of Interior. ACTION: Notice of Utah’s Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and The Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Utah Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The Utah Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet June 26 (8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.) and June 27, 2008, (8 a.m.–Noon) in Salt Lake City, Utah. ADDRESSES: On June 26, the RAC will meet at the BLM’s Salt Lake Field Office, 2370 South 2300 West, Salt Lake City, Utah, for a briefing and field tour of 5-Mile Pass. On June 27, the RAC will meet at the BLM’s Utah State Office, Monument Conference Room, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah, for a business meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Sherry Foot, Special Programs Coordinator, Utah State Office, Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84145–0155; phone (801) 539–4195. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in Utah. On June 26 (8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.), the Resource Advisory Committee will meet at the Salt Lake Field Office for a field tour of the 5-Mile Pass area looking at management PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 concerns, discuss the State Parks partnership, draft plan amendment, and rural and urban interface issues. On June 27 (8 a.m.–Noon), the Council will conduct a business meeting at the BLM Utah State Office, Monument Conference Room, Suite 500. Topics of discussion include a follow up session on the field tour; RMP updates; oil and gas updates (as it relates to impacts to recreation and cultural resources); and recreational user-purchased insurance coverage. On June 27, a half-hour public comment period is scheduled to begin from 11:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Written comments may be sent to the Bureau of Land Management addressed listed above. All meetings are open to the public; however, transportation, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the participating public. Dated: May 5, 2008. Selma Sierra, State Director. [FR Doc. E8–10364 Filed 5–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other WaterRelated Contract Negotiations Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of contractual actions that have been proposed to the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and are new, modified, discontinued, or completed since the last publication of this notice on March 4, 2008. This notice is one of a variety of means used to inform the public about proposed contractual actions for capital recovery and management of project resources and facilities consistent with section 9(f) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939. Additional announcements of individual contract actions may be published in the Federal Register and in newspapers of general circulation in the areas determined by Reclamation to be affected by the proposed action. ADDRESSES: The identity of the approving officer and other information pertaining to a specific contract proposal may be obtained by calling or writing the appropriate regional office at the address and telephone number given for each region in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Kelly, Contract Services Office, E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

National Park Service

[AZ-100-07-1610-DR-241E]


Notice of Availability of Four Records of Decision and Three 
Approved Resource Management Plans for the Arizona Strip Field Office, 
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and Grand Canyon-Parashant National 
Monument (BLM Portion), and Approved General Management Plan for Grand 
Canyon-Parashant National Monument (NPS Portion), Arizona

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. National Park Service, 
Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the 
Federal Land Policy and Management Act, and the National Park and 
Recreation Act of 1978, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and 
National Park Service (NPS) policies, the BLM and NPS announce the 
availability of the two Records of Decision (RODs) for the Approved 
Resource Management Plan/General Management Plan for the jointly-
managed Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument (Parashant), located 
in Mohave County, Arizona. Separate RODs for the BLM and NPS decisions 
in the Approved Resource Management Plan/General Management Plan have 
been signed by the BLM Arizona State Director, and by the NPS Pacific 
West Regional Director, respectively, for each agency's decisions 
contained in the Approved Resource Management Plan/General Management

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Plan. The BLM also announces the availability of the ROD/Approved 
Resource Management Plan for the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument 
(Vermilion) and the ROD/Approved Resource Management Plan for the 
Arizona Strip Field Office (ASFO), located in Mohave and Coconino 
Counties, Arizona. Both of these areas are managed solely by the BLM.

ADDRESSES: The RODs/Approved Plans and associated documents or 
information may be viewed and downloaded at http://www.blm.gov/az/LUP/
strip/strip_plan.htm or at http://www.nps.gov/lame/parkmgmt/docs.htm. 
Copies of the BLM and NPS RODs are available upon request from the 
Arizona Strip District Office, Bureau of Land Management, or the 
National Park Service, both located at 345 East Riverside Drive, St. 
George, Utah 84790. Copies of the three Approved Plans are also 
available at the same address. Please indicate which ROD/Approved Plan 
you are requesting. Reference copies of each ROD/Approved Plan are 
available for review during regular business hours at the following 
locations:
    Lake Mead National Recreation Area Office, 601 Nevada Highway, 
Boulder City, Nevada 89005; BLM Arizona State Office (AZ-931), One 
North Central, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004-4427; Boulder City 
Library, 701 Adams Blvd, Boulder City, Nevada 89005; Flagstaff Public 
Library, 300 West Aspen, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001; Fredonia Town 
Library, 130 North Main, Fredonia, Arizona 86022; Kanab City Library, 
374 North Main Street, Kanab, Utah 84741; Mohave County Library, 3269 
North Burbank Street, Kingman, Arizona 86401; Page City Library, 697 
Vista Avenue, Page, Arizona 86040; and Washington County Library, 88 
West 100 South, St. George, Utah 84770.
    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 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: District Manager, Arizona Strip 
District or Superintendent, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, 
345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah 84790; telephone 435-688-
3200; e-mail Arizona_Strip@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Parashant was established by 
Presidential Proclamation on January 11, 2000. The Parashant is 
cooperatively managed by the BLM and the NPS. It encompasses 1,048,325 
acres in Mohave County, Arizona, of which 808,744 acres are 
administered by the BLM and 208,447 acres are administered by the NPS. 
The Vermilion was established by Presidential Proclamation on November 
9, 2000. The Vermilion covers 293,689 acres in Coconino County, 
Arizona, and is administered solely by the BLM. The remainder of the 
BLM-administered lands is in the ASFO, which encompass approximately 
1,981,000 acres located in Mohave and Coconino Counties, Arizona, north 
of the Grand Canyon and is situated almost entirely between the two 
National Monuments.
    Ten Cooperating Agencies assisted the BLM and the NPS in this 
planning effort: Arizona Game and Fish Department; Arizona Department 
of Transportation; Coconino County, Arizona; Mohave County, Arizona; 
Kane County, Utah; Washington County, Utah; Kaibab Paiute Tribe; Town 
of Colorado City, Arizona; Town of Fredonia, Arizona; and the Federal 
Highway Administration.
    The RODs/Approved Plans were developed with broad public and 
Cooperating Agency participation through a 5-year collaborative 
planning process. These RODs/Approved Plans address management on 
approximately 2,768,247 acres of BLM-administered land and 208,447 
acres of NPS-administered land. The RODs/Approved Plans contain both 
land use planning decisions and implementing decisions, to achieve 
desired future conditions and to provide planning structure to 
facilitate the management of the Parashant, Vermilion, and ASFO. Major 
resources and activities addressed by the BLM in their RODs/Approved 
Resource Management Plans include travel management; wilderness 
characteristics areas; cultural resources; geological resources; 
recreation and environmental education including interpretation; visual 
resources; vegetation management including ponderosa pine restoration; 
livestock grazing; areas of critical environmental concern; special 
status species; and wildlife management. Major resources and activities 
addressed by the NPS in its ROD/Approved General Management Plan 
include travel management; wilderness characteristics areas; cultural 
resources; geological resources; recreation and environmental education 
including interpretation; visual resources and cultural landscapes; 
soundscapes; vegetation management; control of non-native invasive 
species; livestock grazing; special status species; and wildlife 
management. As noted in the Final Environmental Impact Statement 
(FEIS), the NPS determined that none of the actions proposed would lead 
to impairment of park resources.
    The Approved Plans are essentially the same decisions as contained 
in Alternative E in the Arizona Strip Proposed Plan/FEIS, published in 
February 2007. The BLM received seven protests on BLM land use plan 
decisions in the Proposed Plan/FEIS. After careful consideration of all 
points raised in those protests, the BLM Director concluded that the 
BLM Arizona State Director and the Arizona Strip District Manager 
followed all applicable planning procedures, laws, regulations, and 
policies, and considered all relevant resource information and public 
input in developing the proposed plan. None of the protests to BLM 
raised salient points pertaining to NPS decisions for lands and 
resources in Parashant. No inconsistencies with State or local plans, 
policies, or programs were identified during the Governor's consistency 
review of the Proposed Plan/FEIS. As a result, only minor editorial 
modifications were made in preparing the RODs/Approved Plans.
    The decisions identifying designated routes of travel for motorized 
vehicles on BLM-administered lands are implementation decisions 
appealable under 43 CFR Part 4, subpart E. Any party adversely affected 
by the BLM's decision(s) to identify, evaluate, define, delineate and/
or select specific routes as available for motorized use within 
designated areas in either the Parashant or Vermilion Management Plans 
may appeal within 30 days of publication of this Notice of Availability 
pursuant to 43 CFR, part 4, subpart E. The appeal should state the 
specific BLM route(s), as identified in the Approved Plans for the 
Parashant or Vermilion, on which the decision is being appealed. The 
appeal must be filed with the Arizona Strip District Manager at the 
above listed address. Please consult 43 CFR part 4 for further 
information on the IBLA appeals process.
    There is no appeal process for NPS decisions in the NPS ROD and 
Parashant Approved Resource Management Plan/General Management Plan. 
Implementation of NPS decisions may begin upon publication of this 
Notice of Availability for the Parashant

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NPS ROD/Approved Plan in the Federal Register.

Helen M. Hankins,
Associate State Director, BLM Arizona.
Jonathan B. Jarvis,
Regional Director, NPS Pacific West Region.
[FR Doc. E8-10376 Filed 5-8-08; 8:45 am]
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