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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 129 / Thursday, July 3, 2008 / Notices considered significant. Based upon the preliminary determinations in the EAS, we do not intend to prepare further NEPA documentation. We will consider public comments when making the final determination on whether to prepare an additional NEPA document on the proposed action. Public Review We provide this notice pursuant to section 10(c) of the Act and the NEPA public-involvement regulations (40 CFR 1500.1(b), 1500.2(d), and 1506.6). We will evaluate the permit application, including the plan, and comments submitted thereon to determine whether the application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the Act. If the requirements are met, we will issue a permit to the applicant for the incidental take of the Sonoma Distinct Population Segment of the California tiger salamander and the Sebastopol meadowfoam from the implementation of the covered activities described in the plan, or from mitigation conducted as part of this plan. We will make the final permit decision no sooner than 30 days after the date of this notice. Dated: June 27, 2008. Cay C. Goude, Acting Field Supervisor, Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. E8–15110 Filed 7–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [OR 050–08–1430–FR; HAG–8–0132] Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan Amendment and Associated Environmental Assessment for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Prineville District Deschutes Resource Area, and a Proposed Classification of Lands as Suitable for Disposal Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent and Proposed Classification of Lands as Suitable for Disposal under Section 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act (48 Stat. 1272), as amended (43 U.S.C. 315f) and 43 CFR Part 2400. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document provides notice that the BLM intends to prepare an amendment to the Upper Deschutes Resource Management Plan for the Prineville District, Deschutes Resource Area and an associated Environmental Assessment (EA). The proposed amendment would reclassify some lands designated for BLM retention and VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jul 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 management (Z–1) in the existing Resource Management Plan (RMP) as suitable for disposal (Z–3). The BLM is also providing notice of the proposed classification of these same lands under Section 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act as suitable for disposal. These classifications are required to allow consideration of transfer of these lands to the State of Oregon (‘‘the State’’) under the State Indemnity Selection process. When Oregon was admitted into the Union in 1859, the Federal government granted sections 16 and 36 within every township to the State for support of public schools. However, if the Federal government had already disposed of these specific sections or reserved them for some other purpose, the State is allowed to select other public lands ‘‘in-lieu’’ of the unavailable sections. To date the State has received approximately 3,000 of the 5,202 acres owed. The State of Oregon Department of State Lands has selected parcels with potential to produce income for the Common School Fund through subsequent development of the lands. The planning area is located in Deschutes County, Oregon and is described as follows: T. 17 S., R. 12 E., Deschutes County: Sec. 1, lots 1–4, S1⁄2N1⁄2, S1⁄2; Sec. 12, lot 1, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2NE1⁄4. T. 17 S., R. 13 E., Deschutes County: Sec. 5, lot 4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 6, lots 1–7, lots 9–11, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, NW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 7, lots 1, 6, 7, 8, & 10. These parcels are also commonly referred to as the Deschutes Market Road parcels and total 1577.42 acres of public land. Of these acres, approximately 85 acres are associated with the historic Huntington Road, a mid-19th century military route between The Dalles and Fort Klamath, and included within the larger (982 acres) Wagon Roads Area of Critical Environmental Concern. The public scoping process also serves as the protest period for the proposed classification as required by 32 CFR 2450.4. This notice initiates the 30-day public scoping period. Comments on issues and the planning criteria can be submitted in writing to the address listed below and will be accepted throughout the creation of the EA to amend the RMP. All persons who wish to protest the proposed classification must submit comments, objections during this 30-day period and identify prior valid rights or other statutory constraints that would bar reclassification. All public meetings will DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38245 be announced through the local news media, newsletters, and the BLM Web site http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/ prineville/index.php at least 15 days prior to the event. A public meeting will be held during the plan amendment scoping period on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 7 p.m. at Pilot Butte Elementary School Cafeteria, 1501 NE Neff Road, Bend, Oregon. Early participation is encouraged and will help determine the issues to be addressed by the EA. In addition to the ongoing public participation process, an additional formal opportunity for public participation will be provided through a comment period on a Draft EA. ADDRESSES: Written comments and classification protests should be sent to the BLM, Prineville District, 3050 N.E. 3rd Street, Prineville, OR 97754; Fax: 541–416–6798; E-mail: DSLSelection@blm.gov. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Prineville District Office during regular business hours, 7:45 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have your name added to our mailing list, contact Ms. Teal Purrington, BLM Planning Lead, Telephone 541–416–6700; e-mail DSLSelection@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 6, 2008, the BLM received from the State of Oregon, Department of State Lands, an application (Serial No. OR 61026) to select the above parcels as indemnity for lands lost to the State as provided for by the Oregon Admission Act of February 14, 1859 (11 Stat. 383, Title 43, U.S.C., Sections 851, 852). Upon the filing of the State’s application, the land selected was segregated to the extent that it is not open to appropriation under the public land laws including the mining laws. This segregation shall terminate either upon the issuance of the document of conveyance for the land to the State, upon rejection of the application, or two years from the date of filing of the application, whichever comes first. Processing the State’s application requires the BLM to consider an amendment to the Upper Deschutes RMP and classification of the lands under Section 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act. It is the BLM’s intent to conduct all classification, EA and plan amendment activities and actions concurrently. The BLM will work collaboratively with interested parties to identify the management decisions that are best suited to local, regional, and national needs and concerns. Preliminary issues E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 38246 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 129 / Thursday, July 3, 2008 / Notices and management concerns have been identified in the existing RMP and by BLM personnel, the State, other agencies, and in meetings with individuals, adjoining landowners and user groups. The preliminary issues that will be addressed in the EA effort include: land tenure and classification; Wagon Roads Area of Critical Environmental Concern; visual resources; recreational values; historic and cultural resources; old growth juniper woodlands; and wildlife populations and habitats. You may submit comments on issues in writing to the BLM at the public scoping meeting, or you may submit them to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. To be most helpful, you should submit comments within 30 days. 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 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. The minutes and list of attendees for each scoping meeting will be available to the public and open for 30 days after the meeting to any participant who wishes to clarify the views he or she expressed. After gathering public comments on what issues the plan amendment should address, the suggested issues will be placed in one of three categories: 1. Issues to be resolved in the plan amendment; 2. Issues resolved through policy or administrative action; or 3. Issues beyond the scope of this RMPA/EA. Rationale will be provided in the plan amendment for each issue placed in category two or three. An interdisciplinary approach will be used to develop the RMPA/EA in order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns identified. Disciplines involved in the planning process will include specialists with expertise in rangeland management, minerals and geology, forestry, outdoor recreation, visual resources, archaeology, wildlife, lands and realty, and economics. A similar notice has been published in the local newspaper. Deborah Henderson-Norton, Manager, Prineville District. [FR Doc. E8–15112 Filed 7–2–08; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE National Park Service [OMB Number 1105–0052] Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission Civil Division; Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: AGENCY: Notice of August 2, 2008 Meeting. ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the date of the August 2, 2008 meeting of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission. The public meeting of the Advisory Commission will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Eastern). The Commission will meet jointly with the Flight 93 Memorial Task Force. Location: The meeting will be held at the Somerset County Courthouse, Court Room #1, located at 111 E. Union Street, Somerset, PA 15501. DATES: Agenda The August 2, 2008 joint Commission and Task Force meeting will consist of 1. Opening of Meeting and Pledge of Allegiance. 2. Review and Approval of Commission Minutes from May 3, 2008. 3. Reports from the Flight 93 Memorial Task Force and National Park Service. Comments from the public will be received after each report and/or at the end of the meeting. 4. Old Business. 5. New Business. 6. Public Comments. 7. Closing Remarks. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanne M. Hanley, Superintendent, Flight 93 National Memorial, 109 West Main Street, Somerset, PA 15501, 814.443.4557. The meeting will be open to the public. Any member of the public may file with the Commission a written statement concerning agenda items. Address all statements to: Flight 93 Advisory Commission, 109 West Main Street, Somerset, PA 15501. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: May 27, 2008. Joanne M. Hanley, Superintendent, Flight 93 National Memorial. [FR Doc. E8–15114 Filed 7–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–25–P BILLING CODE 4310–33–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jul 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30-day notice of information collection under review: extension of a currently approved information collection; claims under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act. The Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Division, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 73, Number 83, page 23272 on April 29. 2008, allowing for a 60 day comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until August 4, 2008. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 129 (Thursday, July 3, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38245-38246]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-15112]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[OR 050-08-1430-FR; HAG-8-0132]


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan Amendment 
and Associated Environmental Assessment for the Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM) Prineville District Deschutes Resource Area, and a 
Proposed Classification of Lands as Suitable for Disposal

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

ACTION: Notice of Intent and Proposed Classification of Lands as 
Suitable for Disposal under Section 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act (48 
Stat. 1272), as amended (43 U.S.C. 315f) and 43 CFR Part 2400.

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SUMMARY: This document provides notice that the BLM intends to prepare 
an amendment to the Upper Deschutes Resource Management Plan for the 
Prineville District, Deschutes Resource Area and an associated 
Environmental Assessment (EA). The proposed amendment would reclassify 
some lands designated for BLM retention and management (Z-1) in the 
existing Resource Management Plan (RMP) as suitable for disposal (Z-3). 
The BLM is also providing notice of the proposed classification of 
these same lands under Section 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act as suitable 
for disposal. These classifications are required to allow consideration 
of transfer of these lands to the State of Oregon (``the State'') under 
the State Indemnity Selection process. When Oregon was admitted into 
the Union in 1859, the Federal government granted sections 16 and 36 
within every township to the State for support of public schools. 
However, if the Federal government had already disposed of these 
specific sections or reserved them for some other purpose, the State is 
allowed to select other public lands ``in-lieu'' of the unavailable 
sections. To date the State has received approximately 3,000 of the 
5,202 acres owed. The State of Oregon Department of State Lands has 
selected parcels with potential to produce income for the Common School 
Fund through subsequent development of the lands.
    The planning area is located in Deschutes County, Oregon and is 
described as follows:

T. 17 S., R. 12 E., Deschutes County:
    Sec. 1, lots 1-4, S\1/2\N\1/2\, S\1/2\;
    Sec. 12, lot 1, NE\1/4\NW\1/4\, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, W\1/2\NE\1/4\.
T. 17 S., R. 13 E., Deschutes County:
    Sec. 5, lot 4, W\1/2\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 6, lots 1-7, lots 9-11, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, E\1/
2\SW\1/4\, NW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 7, lots 1, 6, 7, 8, & 10.

    These parcels are also commonly referred to as the Deschutes Market 
Road parcels and total 1577.42 acres of public land. Of these acres, 
approximately 85 acres are associated with the historic Huntington 
Road, a mid-19th century military route between The Dalles and Fort 
Klamath, and included within the larger (982 acres) Wagon Roads Area of 
Critical Environmental Concern. The public scoping process also serves 
as the protest period for the proposed classification as required by 32 
CFR 2450.4.

DATES: This notice initiates the 30-day public scoping period. Comments 
on issues and the planning criteria can be submitted in writing to the 
address listed below and will be accepted throughout the creation of 
the EA to amend the RMP. All persons who wish to protest the proposed 
classification must submit comments, objections during this 30-day 
period and identify prior valid rights or other statutory constraints 
that would bar reclassification. All public meetings will be announced 
through the local news media, newsletters, and the BLM Web site http://
www.blm.gov/or/districts/prineville/index.php at least 15 days prior to 
the event. A public meeting will be held during the plan amendment 
scoping period on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 7 p.m. at Pilot Butte 
Elementary School Cafeteria, 1501 NE Neff Road, Bend, Oregon. Early 
participation is encouraged and will help determine the issues to be 
addressed by the EA. In addition to the ongoing public participation 
process, an additional formal opportunity for public participation will 
be provided through a comment period on a Draft EA.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and classification protests should be sent 
to the BLM, Prineville District, 3050 N.E. 3rd Street, Prineville, OR 
97754; Fax: 541-416-6798; E-mail: DSLSelection@blm.gov.
    Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the 
Prineville District Office during regular business hours, 7:45 a.m. 
through 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have 
your name added to our mailing list, contact Ms. Teal Purrington, BLM 
Planning Lead, Telephone 541-416-6700; e-mail DSLSelection@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 6, 2008, the BLM received from 
the State of Oregon, Department of State Lands, an application (Serial 
No. OR 61026) to select the above parcels as indemnity for lands lost 
to the State as provided for by the Oregon Admission Act of February 
14, 1859 (11 Stat. 383, Title 43, U.S.C., Sections 851, 852). Upon the 
filing of the State's application, the land selected was segregated to 
the extent that it is not open to appropriation under the public land 
laws including the mining laws. This segregation shall terminate either 
upon the issuance of the document of conveyance for the land to the 
State, upon rejection of the application, or two years from the date of 
filing of the application, whichever comes first. Processing the 
State's application requires the BLM to consider an amendment to the 
Upper Deschutes RMP and classification of the lands under Section 7 of 
the Taylor Grazing Act. It is the BLM's intent to conduct all 
classification, EA and plan amendment activities and actions 
concurrently. The BLM will work collaboratively with interested parties 
to identify the management decisions that are best suited to local, 
regional, and national needs and concerns. Preliminary issues

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and management concerns have been identified in the existing RMP and by 
BLM personnel, the State, other agencies, and in meetings with 
individuals, adjoining landowners and user groups. The preliminary 
issues that will be addressed in the EA effort include: land tenure and 
classification; Wagon Roads Area of Critical Environmental Concern; 
visual resources; recreational values; historic and cultural resources; 
old growth juniper woodlands; and wildlife populations and habitats.
    You may submit comments on issues in writing to the BLM at the 
public scoping meeting, or you may submit them to the BLM using one of 
the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. To be most helpful, 
you should submit comments within 30 days. 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 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. The minutes and list of 
attendees for each scoping meeting will be available to the public and 
open for 30 days after the meeting to any participant who wishes to 
clarify the views he or she expressed.
    After gathering public comments on what issues the plan amendment 
should address, the suggested issues will be placed in one of three 
categories:
    1. Issues to be resolved in the plan amendment;
    2. Issues resolved through policy or administrative action; or
    3. Issues beyond the scope of this RMPA/EA.
    Rationale will be provided in the plan amendment for each issue 
placed in category two or three. An interdisciplinary approach will be 
used to develop the RMPA/EA in order to consider the variety of 
resource issues and concerns identified. Disciplines involved in the 
planning process will include specialists with expertise in rangeland 
management, minerals and geology, forestry, outdoor recreation, visual 
resources, archaeology, wildlife, lands and realty, and economics. A 
similar notice has been published in the local newspaper.

Deborah Henderson-Norton,
Manager, Prineville District.
[FR Doc. E8-15112 Filed 7-2-08; 8:45 am]
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