Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; South Dakota, 49217-49218 [E8-19262]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 20, 2008 / Notices ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Notice of meeting location change. Bureau of Land Management [ES–956–1910–BK, Group 40, Illinois] Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of filing of plat of survey; Illinois. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States, Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, 7450 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, Virginia 22153. Attn: Cadastral Survey. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The survey was requested by the Army Corps of Engineers. The land we surveyed is: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the authorities in the Federal Advisory Committees Act (Pub. L. 92–463) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (Pub. L. 94–579), the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Northeast California Resource Advisory Council will meet Thursday and Friday, Sept. 18 and 19, 2008, in the Conference Room of the BLM Alturas Field Office, 708 West 12th St., Alturas, California. The meeting location is changed from an earlier announced location of the BLM Surprise Field Office, 602 Cressler St., Cedarville, California. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The original meeting notice was published in the Federal Register on Aug. 4, 2008 (Volume 73, No. 150, Notices, page 45242). Agenda items remain unchanged from the original announcement. Tim Burke, BLM Alturas Field Manager, at (530) 233–4666, or Public Affairs Officer Joseph J. Fontana, (530) 252–5332. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Fourth Principal Meridian, Illinois T. 6 S., R. 7 W. The plat of survey represents the dependent resurvey of the fractional township boundary, the subdivisional lines and the resurvey of the lock and dam no. 24 acquisition boundary in Sections 1, 2 and 12, Township 6 South, Range 7 West, of the Fourth Principle Meridian, in the State of Illinois, and was accepted August 12, 2008. We will place a copy of the plat we described in the open files. It will be available to the public as a matter of information. If BLM receives a protest against this survey, as shown on the plat, prior to the date of official filing, we will stay the filing pending our consideration of the protest. We will not officially file the plat until the day after we accepted or dismissed all protests and they have become final, including decisions on appeals. Copies of the plat will be made available upon request and prepayment of the reproduction fees. Dated: August 14, 2008. Ronald J. Eberle, Acting Chief Cadastral Surveyor. [FR Doc. E8–19242 Filed 8–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GJ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Bureau of Land Management [CA–310–0777–XZ] Resource Advisory Council Meeting Northeast California Resource Advisory Council, Susanville, California, Bureau of Land Management, Interior. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Aug 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 Joseph J. Fontana, Public Affairs Officer. [FR Doc. E8–19238 Filed 8–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [SDM 98495] Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; South Dakota Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw approximately 3,968 acres of National Forest System land from the mining laws for 20 years to protect cultural resources, including rock art of great cultural, scientific, and public interest within Craven Canyon. DATES: Comments and requests for a public meeting must be received by November 18, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments and meeting requests should be sent to the Forest Supervisor, Black Hills National Forest, 1019 North 5th Street, Custer, South Dakota 57730 and BLM Montana State PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49217 Director, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Valerie Hunt, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, 303–275–5071 or Sandra Ward, BLM Montana State Office, 406–896–5052. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management, pursuant to Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714 (2000) to withdraw the followingdescribed National Forest System land within the Black Hills National Forest, from location or entry under the United States mining laws for 20 years, subject to valid existing rights: Black Hills National Forest, Black Hills Meridian T. 7 S., R. 2 E., Sec. 12, E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 13, N1⁄2NE1⁄4; Sec. 24, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 25, W1⁄2NE1⁄4, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4. T. 7 S., R. 3 E., Sec. 7, lots 3 and 4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4 and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 18; Sec. 19; Sec. 30, lots 3 and 4, E1⁄2W1⁄2, and E1⁄2; Sec. 31; Sec. 32. The area described contains 3,968.17 acres in Fall River County. The purpose of the proposed withdrawal is to protect and preserve existing Native American cultural resources, including rock art of great cultural, scientific and public interest within Craven Canyon. The southern Black Hills in general contain an unparalleled diversity of rock art styles. The most significant representation of this diversity exists in Craven Canyon. The rock art sites in this area continue to yield information not found in other types of archaeological sites. The use of a right-of-way or cooperative agreement would not provide adequate protection for this area due to the broad scope and nondiscretionary nature of the general mining laws. No alternative sites are feasible due to the cultural significance of the area. No water will be needed to fulfill the purpose of the requested withdrawal. 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 withdrawal may present their views in writing to the Forest Supervisor, Black Hills National Forest. E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES 49218 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 20, 2008 / Notices Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the Forest Supervisor’s Office, Black Hills National Forest, 1019 North 5th Street, Custer, South Dakota 57730, during regular business hours. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised 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 from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. If you wish to withhold your name or address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organization or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. Notice is hereby given that an opportunity for a public meeting is afforded in connection with the proposed withdrawal. All interested persons who desire a public meeting for the purpose of being heard on the proposed withdrawal must submit a written request to the Forest Supervisor’s Office within 90 days from the date of publication of this notice. Upon determination by the authorized officer that a public meeting will be held, a notice of the time and place will be published in the Federal Register at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the meeting. For a period of two years from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, the land will be segregated from location or entry under the United States mining laws, unless the application is denied or canceled or the withdrawal is approved prior to that date. The land will remain open to other uses within the statutory authority pertinent to National Forest lands and subject to discretionary approval. The application will be processed in accordance with the regulations set forth in 43 CFR 2300. Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3–1(b). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Aug 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: August 12, 2008. Theresa M. Hanley, Deputy State Director, Division of Resources. [FR Doc. E8–19262 Filed 8–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation South Coast Conduit/Upper Reach Reliability Project, Santa Barbara County, CA Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability and notice of public meeting for the draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR). AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Federal lead agency and the Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board (COMB) is the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) State lead agency. Together, these agencies have made available for public review and comment the draft EIS/EIR. The South Coast Conduit (SCC)/ Upper Reach Project involves installation of a second water pipeline for improving water supply reliability to Cachuma Project (CP) and State Water Project (SWP) customers on the south coast of Santa Barbara County. This draft EIS/EIR addresses changes to the physical, natural, and human environment that would occur as a result of installing and operating the second pipeline. DATES: Submit written comments on the draft environmental document on or before October 3, 2008. A public meeting will be held on September 10, 2008 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Santa Barbara, CA to discuss the purpose and content of the draft environmental document and to provide the public an opportunity to comment on the draft environmental document. Written comments will be accepted at the public meeting. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on the draft EIS/EIR to Ms. Judi Tapia, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 ‘N’ Street, Fresno, CA 93721–1831, or Mr. Brett Gray, Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board, 3301 Laurel Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105– 2017. The public meeting will be held at the COMB office, 3301 Laurel Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA. Copies of the draft document may be requested from Ms. Judi Tapia at 1243 PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ‘N’ Street, Fresno, CA 93721–1831, or at jtapia@mp.usbr.gov, or from Mr. Brett Gray, COMB, 3301 Laurel Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, or at bgray@cachuma-board.org. The draft EIS/EIR is also accessible from the following Web sites: http:// www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/index.cfm or http://www.comb.org. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for locations where copies of the draft EIS/ EIR are available. Ms. Judi Tapia, Bureau of Reclamation, at 559–487–5138, TDD 559–487–5933, or Mr. Brett Gray, COMB, at 805–687– 4401. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The existing SCC/Upper Reach pipeline provides approximately 80 percent of the water supply for communities along the South Coast of Santa Barbara County. Reclamation owns the SCC facilities and COMB manages the facilities under a Transfer of Operations and Maintenance Contract with Reclamation. The SCC operates at capacity for extended periods of time, and during peak demands it is not able to provide the water needed. No redundant supply or pipeline exists to convey CP or SWP water to the South Coast if the Upper Reach of the SCC is out of service due to scheduled and/or unexpected repairs. The proposed project would increase the operational flexibility, reliability, and conveyance capacity of the SCC between the South Portal of Tecolote Tunnel and the Corona Del Mar Water Treatment Plant to accommodate peak demand levels and to allow maintenance of one pipeline while the other is operational. The total amount of water delivered per year, however, would not increase. The draft EIS/EIR considers the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects on the physical, natural, and human environment that may result from the construction and operation of the SCC/ Upper Reach second pipeline. The draft EIS/EIR addresses potentially significant environmental issues and recommends adequate and feasible mitigation measures to reduce or eliminate significant environmental impacts, where possible. Two alternative pipeline alignments as well as no project and no action alternatives are addressed. Copies of the draft EIS/EIR are available for public review at the following locations: • Bureau of Reclamation, SouthCentral California Area Office, 1243 ‘N’ Street, Fresno, CA 93721–1831. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 162 (Wednesday, August 20, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49217-49218]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-19262]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[SDM 98495]


Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; 
South Dakota

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, has filed 
an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting the 
Secretary of the Interior to withdraw approximately 3,968 acres of 
National Forest System land from the mining laws for 20 years to 
protect cultural resources, including rock art of great cultural, 
scientific, and public interest within Craven Canyon.

DATES: Comments and requests for a public meeting must be received by 
November 18, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Comments and meeting requests should be sent to the Forest 
Supervisor, Black Hills National Forest, 1019 North 5th Street, Custer, 
South Dakota 57730 and BLM Montana State Director, 5001 Southgate 
Drive, Billings, Montana 59101.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Valerie Hunt, Forest Service, Rocky 
Mountain Region, 303-275-5071 or Sandra Ward, BLM Montana State Office, 
406-896-5052.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Department of Agriculture, 
Forest Service, has filed an application with the Bureau of Land 
Management, pursuant to Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714 (2000) to withdraw the 
following-described National Forest System land within the Black Hills 
National Forest, from location or entry under the United States mining 
laws for 20 years, subject to valid existing rights:

Black Hills National Forest, Black Hills Meridian

T. 7 S., R. 2 E.,
Sec. 12, E\1/2\SE\1/4\;
Sec. 13, N\1/2\NE\1/4\;
Sec. 24, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
Sec. 25, W\1/2\NE\1/4\, NE\1/4\NW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\.

T. 7 S., R. 3 E.,
Sec. 7, lots 3 and 4, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, N\1/2\SE\1/4\ and SW\1/4\SE\1/
4\;
Sec. 18;
Sec. 19;
Sec. 30, lots 3 and 4, E\1/2\W\1/2\, and E\1/2\;
Sec. 31;
Sec. 32.

    The area described contains 3,968.17 acres in Fall River County.

    The purpose of the proposed withdrawal is to protect and preserve 
existing Native American cultural resources, including rock art of 
great cultural, scientific and public interest within Craven Canyon. 
The southern Black Hills in general contain an unparalleled diversity 
of rock art styles. The most significant representation of this 
diversity exists in Craven Canyon. The rock art sites in this area 
continue to yield information not found in other types of 
archaeological sites.
    The use of a right-of-way or cooperative agreement would not 
provide adequate protection for this area due to the broad scope and 
nondiscretionary nature of the general mining laws.
    No alternative sites are feasible due to the cultural significance 
of the area.
    No water will be needed to fulfill the purpose of the requested 
withdrawal.
    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 withdrawal may present their 
views in writing to the Forest Supervisor, Black Hills National Forest.

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    Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will 
be available for public review at the Forest Supervisor's Office, Black 
Hills National Forest, 1019 North 5th Street, Custer, South Dakota 
57730, during regular business hours.
    Individual respondents may request confidentiality. Before 
including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal 
identifying information in your comment, be advised 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 from public review your personal identifying information, we 
cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. If you wish to withhold 
your name or address from public review or from disclosure under the 
Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the 
beginning of your comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent 
allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and 
from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials 
of organization or businesses, will be made available for public 
inspection in their entirety.
    Notice is hereby given that an opportunity for a public meeting is 
afforded in connection with the proposed withdrawal. All interested 
persons who desire a public meeting for the purpose of being heard on 
the proposed withdrawal must submit a written request to the Forest 
Supervisor's Office within 90 days from the date of publication of this 
notice. Upon determination by the authorized officer that a public 
meeting will be held, a notice of the time and place will be published 
in the Federal Register at least 30 days before the scheduled date of 
the meeting.
    For a period of two years from the date of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register, the land will be segregated from 
location or entry under the United States mining laws, unless the 
application is denied or canceled or the withdrawal is approved prior 
to that date. The land will remain open to other uses within the 
statutory authority pertinent to National Forest lands and subject to 
discretionary approval.
    The application will be processed in accordance with the 
regulations set forth in 43 CFR 2300.

    Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3-1(b).

    Dated: August 12, 2008.
Theresa M. Hanley,
Deputy State Director, Division of Resources.
[FR Doc. E8-19262 Filed 8-19-08; 8:45 am]
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