Notice of Availability of the Kanab Field Office Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRMP/FEIS), 41374 [E8-16359]

Download as PDF 41374 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 139 / Friday, July 18, 2008 / Notices Copies of the Kanab Field Office PRMP/FEIS were sent to affected Federal, state, and local government agencies and to interested parties. Copies of the PRMP/FEIS are available for public inspection at: Kanab Field Office, 318 East 100 North, Kanab, UT 84741 Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84145 Interested persons may also review the PRMP/FEIS on the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/kanab/ planning.html. All protests must be in writing and mailed to the following addresses: Regular Mail: BLM Director (210), Attention: Brenda Hudgens-Williams, P.O. Box 66538, Washington, DC 20035 Overnight Mail: BLM Director (210), Attention: Brenda Hudgens-Williams, 1620 L Street, NW., Suite 1075, Washington, DC 20036 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Keith Rigtrup, Kanab Field Office, 318 East 100 North, Kanab, UT 84741; phone: (435) 644–4600; or e-mail at: Keith_Rigtrup@blm.gov. ADDRESSES: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UT–110–1610–029J] Notice of Availability of the Kanab Field Office Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRMP/FEIS) Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Proposed Resource Management Plan/ Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRMP/FEIS) for the Kanab Field Office. DATES: The BLM planning regulations (43 CFR 1610.5–2) state that any person who meets the conditions as described in the regulations may protest the BLM’s PRMP/FEIS. A person who meets the conditions and files a protest must file the protest within 30 days of the date that the Environmental Protection Agency publishes this notice in the Federal Register. The Kanab RMP planning area is located in southcentral Utah. The BLM administers SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: approximately 0.6 million acres of surface estate and 0.7 million acres of Federal mineral estate within the planning area. The Kanab RMP will provide future broad-scale management direction for land use allocations and allowable uses on public lands within the planning area. Implementation of the decisions of the PRMP/FEIS would apply only to BLM-administered public lands and Federal mineral estate. In the Kanab Field Office Draft RMP/EIS (DRMP/ DEIS), which was released for a 90-day public review and comment period in October 2007, four alternatives were analyzed, including a No Action alternative. These alternatives were developed through issue identification during the scoping process. Such issues included: non-WSA lands with wilderness characteristics, recreation, transportation, minerals and energy resources, ACECs, and WSAs. The PRMP/FEIS would designate no new Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs), and the continuation of one existing ACEC, totaling 3,800 acres. Resource use limitations that apply to the proposed ACECs include a range of different prescriptions as described in Table 1 below. TABLE 1.—EVALUATION OF AREAS OF CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN Values of concern Resource use limitations Cottonwood Canyon ................ dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES3 Area name Scenic, Cultural, Hazard/Safety/Public Welfare. • VRM Class II ........................................................................... • OHV limited to designated routes. • Open to oil and gas leasing subject to No Surface Occupancy. • Closed to mineral material. • Recommend withdrawal from mineral entry. • Close the Water Canyon allotment (48 AUMs) to livestock grazing for the life of the plan. Comments on Kanab Field Office the DRMP/DEIS received from the public and internal BLM review were considered and incorporated as appropriate into the PRMP/FEIS. Public comments resulted in the addition of clarifying text, but did not significantly change proposed land use plan decisions. Instructions for filing a protest with the Director of the BLM regarding the PRMP/FEIS may be found in the Dear Reader Letter of the PRMP/FEIS and at 43 CFR 1610.5–2. E-mail and faxed protests will not be accepted as valid protests unless the protesting party also provides the original letter by either regular or overnight mail postmarked by the close of the protest period. Under these conditions, the BLM will consider the e-mail or faxed protest as an VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Jul 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 advance copy and it will receive full consideration. If you wish to provide the BLM with such advance notification, please direct faxed protests to the attention of the BLM protest coordinator at 202–452–5112, and e-mails to Brenda_HudgensWilliams@blm.gov. All protests, including the follow-up letter (if e-mailing or faxing) must be in writing and mailed to the appropriate address, as set forth in the ADDRESSES section above. Before including your phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your protest, you should be aware that your entire protest—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your protest to PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Acres 3,800 withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 43 CFR 1610.2, 43 CFR 1610.5–1. Dated: June 5, 2008. Selma Sierra, Utah State Director. [FR Doc. E8–16359 Filed 7–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[UT-110-1610-029J]


Notice of Availability of the Kanab Field Office Proposed 
Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement 
(PRMP/FEIS)

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Bureau 
of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Proposed Resource Management 
Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRMP/FEIS) for the Kanab 
Field Office.

DATES: The BLM planning regulations (43 CFR 1610.5-2) state that any 
person who meets the conditions as described in the regulations may 
protest the BLM's PRMP/FEIS. A person who meets the conditions and 
files a protest must file the protest within 30 days of the date that 
the Environmental Protection Agency publishes this notice in the 
Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Kanab Field Office PRMP/FEIS were sent to 
affected Federal, state, and local government agencies and to 
interested parties. Copies of the PRMP/FEIS are available for public 
inspection at:

Kanab Field Office, 318 East 100 North, Kanab, UT 84741
Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84145

    Interested persons may also review the PRMP/FEIS on the Internet at 
http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/kanab/planning.html. All protests must 
be in writing and mailed to the following addresses:

Regular Mail: BLM Director (210), Attention: Brenda Hudgens-Williams, 
P.O. Box 66538, Washington, DC 20035
Overnight Mail: BLM Director (210), Attention: Brenda Hudgens-Williams, 
1620 L Street, NW., Suite 1075, Washington, DC 20036

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Keith Rigtrup, Kanab Field Office, 
318 East 100 North, Kanab, UT 84741; phone: (435) 644-4600; or e-mail 
at: Keith_Rigtrup@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Kanab RMP planning area is located in 
south-central Utah. The BLM administers approximately 0.6 million acres 
of surface estate and 0.7 million acres of Federal mineral estate 
within the planning area.
    The Kanab RMP will provide future broad-scale management direction 
for land use allocations and allowable uses on public lands within the 
planning area. Implementation of the decisions of the PRMP/FEIS would 
apply only to BLM-administered public lands and Federal mineral estate. 
In the Kanab Field Office Draft RMP/EIS (DRMP/DEIS), which was released 
for a 90-day public review and comment period in October 2007, four 
alternatives were analyzed, including a No Action alternative. These 
alternatives were developed through issue identification during the 
scoping process. Such issues included: non-WSA lands with wilderness 
characteristics, recreation, transportation, minerals and energy 
resources, ACECs, and WSAs.
    The PRMP/FEIS would designate no new Areas of Critical 
Environmental Concern (ACECs), and the continuation of one existing 
ACEC, totaling 3,800 acres. Resource use limitations that apply to the 
proposed ACECs include a range of different prescriptions as described 
in Table 1 below.

                         Table 1.--Evaluation of Areas of Critical Environmental Concern
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                Area name                       Values of concern         Resource use limitations      Acres
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 Cottonwood Canyon.......................  Scenic, Cultural, Hazard/     VRM Class II......        3,800
                                            Safety/Public Welfare.       OHV limited to
                                                                         designated routes..
                                                                         Open to oil and
                                                                         gas leasing subject to No
                                                                         Surface Occupancy..
                                                                         Closed to mineral
                                                                         material.
                                                                         Recommend
                                                                         withdrawal from mineral
                                                                         entry.
                                                                         Close the Water
                                                                         Canyon allotment (48 AUMs)
                                                                         to livestock grazing for
                                                                         the life of the plan.
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    Comments on Kanab Field Office the DRMP/DEIS received from the 
public and internal BLM review were considered and incorporated as 
appropriate into the PRMP/FEIS. Public comments resulted in the 
addition of clarifying text, but did not significantly change proposed 
land use plan decisions.
    Instructions for filing a protest with the Director of the BLM 
regarding the PRMP/FEIS may be found in the Dear Reader Letter of the 
PRMP/FEIS and at 43 CFR 1610.5-2. E-mail and faxed protests will not be 
accepted as valid protests unless the protesting party also provides 
the original letter by either regular or overnight mail postmarked by 
the close of the protest period. Under these conditions, the BLM will 
consider the e-mail or faxed protest as an advance copy and it will 
receive full consideration. If you wish to provide the BLM with such 
advance notification, please direct faxed protests to the attention of 
the BLM protest coordinator at 202-452-5112, and e-mails to Brenda_
Hudgens-Williams@blm.gov.
    All protests, including the follow-up letter (if e-mailing or 
faxing) must be in writing and mailed to the appropriate address, as 
set forth in the ADDRESSES section above.
    Before including your phone number, e-mail address, or other 
personal identifying information in your protest, you should be aware 
that your entire protest--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your protest to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 43 CFR 1610.2, 43 CFR 1610.5-1.

    Dated: June 5, 2008.
Selma Sierra,
Utah State Director.
[FR Doc. E8-16359 Filed 7-17-08; 8:45 am]
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