Notice of Availability of the Proposed Cottonwood Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement; Idaho, 46331-46332 [E8-18193]

Download as PDF 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 46332 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 154 / Friday, August 8, 2008 / Notices 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 one of the following addresses: Regular mail: Overnight mail: Director (210), Attention: Brenda Hudgens-Williams, P.O. Box 66538, Washington, DC 20035. Director (210), Attention: Brenda Hudgens-Williams, 1620 L Street, NW., Suite 107, Washington, DC 20036. Before including your address, 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. Thomas H. Dyer, Idaho State Director. [FR Doc. E8–18193 Filed 8–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UT–921–08–1430–ET–1920–4625–24–1A; UTU 86103] Notice of Proposed Legislative Withdrawal and Public Meeting; Utah Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, has filed an application requesting the Secretary of the Interior to process, in accordance with the Engle Act (43 U.S.C. 155–158), a proposed legislative withdrawal from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, of approximately 18,248 acres of public lands located in Tooele County, Utah. The withdrawal would reserve the lands for use as a military training range. This notice temporarily segregates the lands from surface entry and mining for up to two years while the legislative withdrawal application is being processed. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:25 Aug 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 A public meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, at the BLM Salt Lake District Office, 2370 South 2300 West, Salt Lake City, Utah. Written comments must be received on or before November 6, 2008. DATES: Comments should be sent to the State Director, Utah State Office, Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City, Utah 84145, or email: rhonda_flynn@blm.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rhonda Flynn, Realty Specialist, at the above address; telephone (801) 539– 4132; e-mail: rhonda_flynn@blm.gov. Acting on behalf of the Department of the Air Force, Hill Air Force Base, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting the Secretary of the Interior to process a legislative withdrawal pursuant to the Engle Act (43 U.S.C. 155–158). The proposed withdrawal would withdraw and reserve the following described public lands located within the exterior boundaries of the Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR) in Tooele County, Utah, from settlement, sale, location or entry under the general land laws, including the mining laws, subject to valid existing rights, for use as a military training range: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Salt Lake Meridian T. 2 S., R. 14 W., secs. 32 and 36. T. 2 S., R. 15 W., sec. 32, W1⁄2; sec. 36. T.3 S., R. 15 W., sec. 2, lots 1–4 inclusive, S1⁄2N1⁄2 and S1⁄2; secs. 16, 32 and 36. T. 2 S., R. 16 W., secs. 32 and 36. T. 2 S., R. 17 W., secs. 32 and 36. T. 2 N., R. 15 W., secs. 2, 16, 32 and 36. T. 2 S., R. 18 W., sec. 36. T. 3 S., R. 18 W., secs. 2, 16, 32 and 36. T. 3 S., R. 19 W., secs 2, 16, 32 and 36. T.4 S., R. 19 W., secs. 2, 16, 32 and 36. The areas described contain approximately 18,248 acres in Tooele County. The purpose of the proposed legislative withdrawal is to withdraw and reserve the lands for use as a military training range, involving aerial bombing and a gunnery range necessary for national security. The withdrawal would be established by an act of Congress approved by the President. PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The duration of the withdrawal would be determined by Congress. For a period of 90 days from the date of publication of this notice, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the proposed action may present their views in writing to the BLM Utah State Director, at the address noted above. Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, and records relating to the proposed land transfer will be available for public review during regular business hours at the BLM Utah State Office at the address specified above. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. 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. A public meeting has been scheduled in connection with the proposed legislative withdrawal. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information and solicit public comments on the proposed action. There are no suitable alternative sites since the lands herein described lie within the exterior boundaries of the existing UTTR. This withdrawal application will be processed in accordance with the regulations set forth in 43 CFR part 2300. For a period of two years from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, the lands will be segregated as specified above unless the application is denied or canceled or the withdrawal is approved prior to that date. Land uses currently occurring may continue during the segregative period. If the proposed legislative withdrawal has been submitted to Congress but not enacted into law by the end of the twoyear segregation period, consideration will be given to entertaining an application for a temporary withdrawal in aid of pending legislation. (Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3–1(b)(1)) Selma Sierra, State Director. [FR Doc. E8–18306 Filed 8–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P 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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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[ID-420-1610-DQ-034D]


Notice of Availability of the Proposed Cottonwood Resource 
Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement; Idaho

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 (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 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 e-mail or faxed protest as an advance copy

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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 one of the following 
addresses:

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               Regular mail:                       Overnight mail:
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Director (210), Attention: Brenda Hudgens-  Director (210), Attention:
 Williams, P.O. Box 66538, Washington, DC    Brenda Hudgens-Williams,
 20035.                                      1620 L Street, NW., Suite
                                             107, Washington, DC 20036.
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    Before including your address, 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.

Thomas H. Dyer,
Idaho State Director.
[FR Doc. E8-18193 Filed 8-7-08; 8:45 am]
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