Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Fire, Fuels and Related Vegetation Management Direction Plan Amendment, 43471-43472 [E8-17115]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 144 / Friday, July 25, 2008 / Notices Idaho, Group Number 1191, was accepted May 16, 2008. The plat representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the Third Standard Parallel North (south boundary) and subdivisional lines, and the subdivision of section 35, in T. 13 N., R. 38 E., Boise Meridian, Idaho, Group Number 1224, was accepted May 29, 2008. The plat constituting the entire survey record of the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines and the subdivision of section 9, T. 2 S., R. 15 E., Boise Meridian, Idaho, Group Number 1263, was accepted June 27, 2008. This survey was executed at the request of the U.S.D.A., Forest Service, to meet certain administrative and management purposes. The supplemental plat prepared to correct certain erroneously lotted areas as depicted on the plat accepted December 12, 1990, section 15, T. 54 N., R. 1 W., Boise Meridian, Idaho. Dated: July 3, 2008. Stanley G. French, Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Idaho. [FR Doc. E8–17069 Filed 7–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–920–1430–FR; WYW–74694] Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification of Public Lands in Sweetwater County, WY Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 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 10.00 acres of public land in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The Sweetwater County Solid Waste Disposal District #1 proposes to use the land for a solid waste transfer station. DATES: Interested parties may submit comments regarding the proposed conveyance or classification of the lands until September 8, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to the Field Manager, Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lance Porter, Field Manager, Bureau of VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:15 Jul 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 Land Management, Rock Springs Field Office, at (307) 352–0238. 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 Sweetwater County, Wyoming, has been examined and found suitable for classification for lease and conveyance under the provisions of the R&PP Act, as amended, (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.): Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, T. 20 N., R. 101 W. Sec. 28, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4NE1⁄4. The land described contains 10.00 acres, more or less. In accordance with the R&PP Act, the Sweetwater County Solid Waste Disposal District #1 (District) filed an application to purchase the abovedescribed 10.00 acres of public land which has been leased to the District for solid waste disposal purposes since 1982. The land was classified for lease under the provisions of the R&PP Act and was originally leased as a sanitary landfill. The lease stopped operating as a landfill in 1992 and was converted to a solid waste transfer station. The transfer station has been in operation since then in conformance with the terms and conditions of the lease. Before the conveyance can occur, the land must be classified for conveyance under the provisions of the R&PP Act. Additional detailed information pertaining to this application, plan of development, and site plan is in case file WYW 74694, located in the BLM Rock Springs Field Office at the above address. The land is not needed for any Federal purpose. The conveyance is consistent with the Rock Springs Resource Management Plan dated August 8, 1986, and would be in the public interest. The patent, when issued, will be subject to the provisions of the R&PP Act and applicable regulations of the Secretary of the Interior, and will contain the following reservations to the United States: 1. A right-of-way thereon for ditches or canals constructed by the authority of the United States, Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C. 945); and 2. All minerals, together with the right to prospect for, mine, and remove such deposits from the same under applicable law and such regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe. The patent will be subject to all valid existing rights documented on the official public land records at the time of patent issuance. Classification Comments: Interested parties may submit comments involving PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43471 the suitability of the land for municipal and recreation uses. Comments on the classification are restricted to whether the land is physically suited for the proposal, whether the use will maximize the future use or uses of the land, whether the use is consistent with local planning and zoning, or if the use is consistent with State and Federal programs. Application Comments: Interested parties may submit comments regarding the specific use proposed in the application and plan of development, whether the BLM followed proper administrative procedures in reaching the decision to convey under the R&PP Act, or any other factor not directly related to the suitability of the land for R&PP use. Confidentiality of Comments: 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. Only written comments submitted by postal service or overnight mail to the Field Manager—BLM Rock Springs Field Office will be considered properly filed. Electronic mail, facsimile or telephone comments will not be considered properly filed. Any adverse comments will be reviewed by the State Director. In the absence of any adverse comments, the classification of the land described in this notice will become effective September 23, 2008. The lands will not be available for conveyance until after the classification becomes effective. Authority: 43 CFR 2740. Dated: July 7, 2008. Lance Porter, Field Manager. [FR Doc. E8–17076 Filed 7–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [ID–300–2824–DS–PJ04] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Fire, Fuels and Related Vegetation Management Direction Plan Amendment Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 43472 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 144 / Friday, July 25, 2008 / Notices SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Fire, Fuels and Related Vegetation Management Direction Plan Amendment located in south central and southeastern Idaho. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Fire, Fuels and Related Vegetation Management Direction Plan Amendment ROD are available upon request from the Pocatello Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 4350 Cliffs Drive, Pocatello, Idaho 83204, phone 208–478– 6340, or it can be downloaded in its entirety at http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/ prog/planning/fire_fuels_and_ related.html via the Internet. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terry Lee Smith, Project Manager, 4350 Cliffs Drive, Pocatello, Idaho 83204, phone 208–478–6340, e-mail Terry_Lee_Smith@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Fire, Fuels and Related Vegetation Management Direction Plan Amendment (hereafter referred to as the Plan Amendment) was developed with broad public participation through a five-year collaborative planning process. It addresses management on approximately 5 million acres of public land comprising the Burley, Shoshone, Pocatello and Upper Snake Field Offices in south-central and southeastern Idaho. Twelve land use plans were amended upon signing of the ROD by the Idaho State Director. The Plan Amendment incorporates the National Fire Plan’s Cohesive Strategy and the Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy of 1995, as revised, into existing BLM land use plans. The purpose of the plan amendments is to: • Establish fire management guidance, objectives, policies, and management actions; • Identify resource goals and methods, including desired future condition of the fire-related vegetation resources, and management actions necessary to achieve objectives; • Form the basis to update fire management plans and integrate them with allotment management plans, wildlife management plans, recreation management plans, Idaho Standards for Rangeland Health and Guidelines for Livestock Grazing, and other applicable plans, to the greatest extent possible; and • Provide consistent land use plan level direction to enable incremental steps toward a long-term resource goal of conditions that minimize risk to human life and property and maintain or restore vegetation that is resistant to catastrophic wildfire. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:15 Jul 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 The approved Plan Amendment is Alternative E in the Proposed Fire, Fuels and Related Vegetation Management Direction Amendment and Final EIS published in February 2008. The Plan Amendment institutes management direction that will promote the maintenance or restoration of the sagebrush steppe ecosystem and its associated wildlife species, including sage grouse, as well as the maintenance and restoration of forested vegetation types. All protests received by the BLM regarding the plan amendment have been addressed. No inconsistencies with State or local plans, policies, or programs were identified during the Governor’s consistency review of the proposed plan. Dated: June 19, 2008. Thomas H. Dyer, Idaho State Director, Bureau of Land Management. [FR Doc. E8–17115 Filed 7–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UT–910–08–1120–PH–24–1A] Call for Nominations for Utah’s Resource Advisory Council Bureau of Land Management, Department of Interior. ACTION: Call for Nominations for Utah’s Resource Advisory Council. AGENCY: The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations to fill one position in Category Two for Utah’s Resource Advisory Council. The RACs provide advice and recommendations to BLM on land use planning and management of the public lands within their geographic areas. DATES: Send all nominations to the Utah Bureau of Land Management (BLM) no later than September 8, 2008. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to the BLM, ATTN: Sherry Foot, 440 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101. SUMMARY: 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 Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1730) directs the Secretary of the Interior to involve the public in planning and issues PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 related to management of lands administered by BLM. Category Two—Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historic organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and burro organizations. Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Nominees must be residents of Utah. The BLM will evaluate nominees based on their education, training, experience, and their knowledge of the geographical area of the RAC. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to collaborative resource decision making. The following must accompany all nominations: —Letters of reference from represented interests or organizations; —A completed background information nomination form; and —Any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications. Simultaneous with this notice, Utah BLM’s State Office will issue a press release providing additional information for submitting nominations. Dated: July 16, 2008. Jeff Rawson, State Director. [FR Doc. E8–17125 Filed 7–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Cachuma Lake Resource Management Plan (RMP), Santa Barbara County, CA Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and notice of public hearing. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), as the National Environmental Policy Act Federal lead agency, has made available for public review and comment the Cachuma Lake draft EIS. The draft EIS describes and presents the effects of the No-Action Alternative and two (2) Action Alternatives on the development and management of the Plan Area. A public hearing will be held to receive comments from individuals and organizations on the draft EIS. DATES: Written comments on the draft EIS will be accepted on or before September 23, 2008. A public hearing has been scheduled to receive oral or written comments regarding environmental effects. The E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 144 (Friday, July 25, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43471-43472]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-17115]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[ID-300-2824-DS-PJ04]


Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Fire, 
Fuels and Related Vegetation Management Direction Plan Amendment

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability 
of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Fire, Fuels and Related 
Vegetation Management Direction Plan Amendment located in south central 
and southeastern Idaho.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Fire, Fuels and Related Vegetation Management 
Direction Plan Amendment ROD are available upon request from the 
Pocatello Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 4350 Cliffs Drive, 
Pocatello, Idaho 83204, phone 208-478-6340, or it can be downloaded in 
its entirety at http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/prog/planning/fire_fuels_
and_related.html via the Internet.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terry Lee Smith, Project Manager, 4350 
Cliffs Drive, Pocatello, Idaho 83204, phone 208-478-6340, e-mail 
Terry_Lee_Smith@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Fire, Fuels and Related Vegetation 
Management Direction Plan Amendment (hereafter referred to as the Plan 
Amendment) was developed with broad public participation through a 
five-year collaborative planning process. It addresses management on 
approximately 5 million acres of public land comprising the Burley, 
Shoshone, Pocatello and Upper Snake Field Offices in south-central and 
southeastern Idaho. Twelve land use plans were amended upon signing of 
the ROD by the Idaho State Director.
    The Plan Amendment incorporates the National Fire Plan's Cohesive 
Strategy and the Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy of 1995, as 
revised, into existing BLM land use plans. The purpose of the plan 
amendments is to:
     Establish fire management guidance, objectives, policies, 
and management actions;
     Identify resource goals and methods, including desired 
future condition of the fire-related vegetation resources, and 
management actions necessary to achieve objectives;
     Form the basis to update fire management plans and 
integrate them with allotment management plans, wildlife management 
plans, recreation management plans, Idaho Standards for Rangeland 
Health and Guidelines for Livestock Grazing, and other applicable 
plans, to the greatest extent possible; and
     Provide consistent land use plan level direction to enable 
incremental steps toward a long-term resource goal of conditions that 
minimize risk to human life and property and maintain or restore 
vegetation that is resistant to catastrophic wildfire.
    The approved Plan Amendment is Alternative E in the Proposed Fire, 
Fuels and Related Vegetation Management Direction Amendment and Final 
EIS published in February 2008. The Plan Amendment institutes 
management direction that will promote the maintenance or restoration 
of the sagebrush steppe ecosystem and its associated wildlife species, 
including sage grouse, as well as the maintenance and restoration of 
forested vegetation types.
    All protests received by the BLM regarding the plan amendment have 
been addressed. No inconsistencies with State or local plans, policies, 
or programs were identified during the Governor's consistency review of 
the proposed plan.

    Dated: June 19, 2008.
Thomas H. Dyer,
Idaho State Director, Bureau of Land Management.
[FR Doc. E8-17115 Filed 7-24-08; 8:45 am]
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