Notice of Availability of Richfield Field Office Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRMP/FEIS), 46330-46331 [E8-18192]

Download as PDF 46330 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 154 / Friday, August 8, 2008 / Notices (PRMP/FEIS) for the Richfield Field Office. President CERTIFICATION The foregoing Ordinance was enacted by the Legislative Council of the Jicarilla Apache Nation on the 5th day of December 2007, by a vote of 8 for, 0 against, and 0 abstaining, at a duly called meeting at which a quorum of the Legislative Council members were present. ATTEST: /signed/ Secretary of the Nation [FR Doc. E8–18287 Filed 8–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UT–050–1610–012J] Notice of Availability of Richfield 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 phone: (435)896–1500; or e-mail at: John_Russell@blm.gov. 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 Richfield 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: Richfield Field Office, 150 East 900 North, Richfield, UT 84701. 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/ richfield/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: John Russell, Richfield Field Office, 150 East 900 North, Richfield, UT 84701; SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: The Richfield RMP planning area is located in central Utah. The BLM administers approximately 2.1 million acres of surface estate and 3.0 million acres of Federal mineral estate within the planning area. The Richfield 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 Draft RMP/EIS (DRMP/DEIS), which was released for public review and comment in October 2007, five alternatives were analyzed, including a No Action alternative. These alternatives were developed through issue identification during the scoping process. Such issues included: visual resources, non-WSA lands with wilderness characteristics, livestock grazing, recreation, travel management (OHVs), minerals and energy resources, and special designations (ACECs and WSRs). The PRMP/FEIS would designate one new Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC), and the continuation of one existing ACEC, totaling 2,530 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 North Caineville Mesa ................ Relict vegetation ......................... Old Woman Front ....................... pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Area name Relict vegetation ......................... No surface occupancy for oil and gas, recommend withdrawal from mineral entry, unsuitable for surface coal mining, unavailable for livestock grazing, closed to OHV use. No wildlife habitat manipulation; prohibit introduction or spread of exotic animal species; no logging or harvest of woodland products, fuelwood gathering, or Christmas tree cutting; unavailable for livestock grazing; no range improvements; no special recreation permits; closed to OHV use; no new roads, trails, or physical improvements; no surface occupancy for oil and gas; recommend withdrawal from mineral entry. Comments on the Richfield Field Office 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:25 Aug 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 PRMP/FEIS may be found in the Dear Reader Letter of the Richfield Field Office 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- PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Acres 2,200 330 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_HudgensWilliams@blm.gov. All protests, including the follow-up letter (if emailing or faxing) must be in writing and mailed to the appropriate address, E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 154 / Friday, August 8, 2008 / Notices 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. Selma Sierra, State Director. [FR Doc. E8–18192 Filed 8–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P Dated: August 4, 2008. Gary D. Cooper, District Manager. [FR Doc. E8–18293 Filed 8–7–08; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P [ID–400–1010–MU–241A] Notice of Public Meeting, Coeur d’Alene District Resource Advisory Council Meeting and Recreation Subcommittee Meeting; Idaho AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [ID–420–1610–DQ–034D] Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice of public meeting. ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004 (FLREA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Coeur d’Alene District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) and Recreation RAC Subcommittee will meet as indicated below. September 9, 2008. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. and end no later than 4 p.m. The public comment period will be from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Idaho Department of Labor and Commerce, 1350 Troy Rd, Moscow, ID. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Wagner, RAC Coordinator, BLM Coeur d’Alene District, 3815 Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815 or telephone at (208) 769–5014. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member RAC 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 Idaho. The agenda will include the following topic: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:25 Aug 07, 2008 Forest Service recreation fee proposals (Recreation RAC Subcommittee). Additional topics may be added and will be included in local media announcements. More information is available at http://www.blm.gov/rac/id/ id_index.htm. All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the RAC in advance of or at the meeting. Each formal RAC meeting will also have time allocated for receiving public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and 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 provided above. Jkt 214001 Notice of Availability of the Proposed Cottonwood Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement; Idaho Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Proposed Resource Management Plan/ Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRMP/FEIS) for the Cottonwood Field Office, Idaho. DATES: The BLM Planning Regulations (43 CFR 1610.5–2) state that any person who participated in the planning process, and has an interest which is or may be adversely affected, may protest BLM’s approval of a Resource Management Plan. You must file a protest within 30 days of the date that the Environmental Protection Agency publishes their Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. Instructions for filing of protests are described in the Dear Reader letter of the Cottonwood PRMP/FEIS and in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. To PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46331 ensure compliance with the protest regulations, please consult BLM’s Planning Regulations at 43 CFR 1610.5– 2. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Huibregtse, RMP Team Lead, BLM Cottonwood Field Office, 1 Butte Drive, Cottonwood, ID 83522; (208) 962–3784; or Dean_Huibregtse@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The planning area covers approximately 143,830 acres of public lands within the following Idaho Counties: Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis, Idaho and Adams. The Cottonwood RMP, when completed, will provide management guidance for use and protection of the resources managed by the Cottonwood Field Office. The Draft Cottonwood RMP/EIS was published for public comment on August 25, 2006. During the 90-day public comment period BLM received 30 comment letters, e-mails, and faxes containing 376 individual comments. Comments on the Draft RMP/EIS from the public and internal BLM review comments were incorporated into the proposed plan. Public comments resulted in the addition of clarifying text and minor changes to the Preferred Alternative, but did not significantly change proposed land use decisions. The planning issues addressed in the PRMP/FEIS include: invasive plant species, forest vegetation, special status species, watershed management, transportation and travel management, commercial land uses, fuels reduction treatments, public land management and recreational demands. Copies of the Cottonwood PRMP/FEIS have been sent to affected Federal, State and Local Government agencies and to interested parties. Copies of the PRMP/ FEIS are available for public inspection at the BLM Cottonwood Field Office at the address shown above. Interested persons may review the PRMP/FEIS on the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/rmp/ id/cottonwood/. You may also obtain a copy on CD–ROM, or paper copy at the BLM Cottonwood Office at the address listed above, or by contacting Dean Huibregtse at (208) 962–3784. As noted above, instructions for filing a protest with the Director of the BLM regarding the PRMP/FEIS may be found at 43 CFR 1610.5–2. A protest may only raise those issues which were submitted for the record during the planning process. 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, BLM will consider the email or faxed protest as an advance copy E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 154 (Friday, August 8, 2008)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-18192]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[UT-050-1610-012J]


Notice of Availability of Richfield 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 Richfield 
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 Richfield 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: Richfield Field Office, 150 East 900 North, Richfield, 
UT 84701. 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/richfield/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: John Russell, Richfield Field Office, 
150 East 900 North, Richfield, UT 84701; phone: (435)896-1500; or e-
mail at: John_Russell@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Richfield RMP planning area is located 
in central Utah. The BLM administers approximately 2.1 million acres of 
surface estate and 3.0 million acres of Federal mineral estate within 
the planning area.
    The Richfield 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 Draft RMP/EIS (DRMP/DEIS), which was released 
for public review and comment in October 2007, five alternatives were 
analyzed, including a No Action alternative. These alternatives were 
developed through issue identification during the scoping process. Such 
issues included: visual resources, non-WSA lands with wilderness 
characteristics, livestock grazing, recreation, travel management 
(OHVs), minerals and energy resources, and special designations (ACECs 
and WSRs).
    The PRMP/FEIS would designate one new Area of Critical 
Environmental Concern (ACEC), and the continuation of one existing 
ACEC, totaling 2,530 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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North Caineville Mesa...............  Relict vegetation.......  No surface occupancy for oil and gas,      2,200
                                                                 recommend withdrawal from mineral
                                                                 entry, unsuitable for surface coal
                                                                 mining, unavailable for livestock
                                                                 grazing, closed to OHV use.
Old Woman Front.....................  Relict vegetation.......  No wildlife habitat manipulation;            330
                                                                 prohibit introduction or spread of
                                                                 exotic animal species; no logging or
                                                                 harvest of woodland products,
                                                                 fuelwood gathering, or Christmas
                                                                 tree cutting; unavailable for
                                                                 livestock grazing; no range
                                                                 improvements; no special recreation
                                                                 permits; closed to OHV use; no new
                                                                 roads, trails, or physical
                                                                 improvements; no surface occupancy
                                                                 for oil and gas; recommend
                                                                 withdrawal from mineral entry.
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    Comments on the Richfield Field Office 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 
Richfield Field Office 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,

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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.

Selma Sierra,
State Director.
[FR Doc. E8-18192 Filed 8-7-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-DQ-P