Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting, Yucca Mountain, Nye County, NV, 53041-53042 [E8-21338]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 178 / Friday, September 12, 2008 / Notices T. 4 S., R. 2 E., Sec. 1, lots 1 and 8. T. 3 S., R. 3 E., Sec. 31, lots 2, 3, and 4. T. 4 S., R. 3 E., Sec. 6, all of lot 6 North of Silver Creek, lots 4 and 5, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4. South Fork to Tibble Fork Recreation Areas T. 4 S., R. 2 E., Sec. 24, W1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2E1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, and SE1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4. T. 4 S., R. 3 E., Sec. 7, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, NE1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4, NE1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4, and NE1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 8, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2S1⁄2SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 17, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2NE1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, and N1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 18, lot 4, W1⁄2NW1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NE1⁄4NW1⁄4, NW1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, W1⁄2NW1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, E1⁄2W1⁄2SW1⁄4, W1⁄2SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, W1⁄2W1⁄2SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 19, E1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4. ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Timpanogos Cave Recreation Area T. 4 S., R. 2 E., Sec. 24, all of the S1⁄2S1⁄2SW1⁄4 lying within the Lone Peak Wilderness boundary; Sec. 25, all of the N1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4 lying within the Lone Peak Wilderness boundary, S1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4NW1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4NW1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, and S1⁄2NE1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 26, all of the N1⁄2N1⁄2NE1⁄4 lying within the Lone Peak Wilderness boundary, all of the S1⁄2NW1⁄4NE1⁄4 lying within the Lone Peak Wilderness boundary, S1⁄2S1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2N1⁄2NW1⁄4 lying within the Lone Peak Wilderness boundary, S1⁄2N1⁄2SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, and S1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 27, all of the S1⁄2NE1⁄4 lying within the Lone Peak Wilderness boundary, S1⁄2S1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, and S1⁄2SE1⁄4SW1⁄4NE1⁄4. Timpooneke Recreation Area T. 4. S., R. 3 E., Sec. 29, N1⁄2SE1⁄4SW1⁄4 and all of SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4 East of the centerline of State Route 92; Sec. 31, S1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2N1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, and S1⁄2S1⁄2NE1⁄4; Sec. 32, all of NE1⁄4NE1⁄4NW1⁄4 East and South of the centerline of State Route 92, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, and S1⁄2NE1⁄4NW1⁄4. Little Valley Administrative Site T. 10 S., R. 5 W., Sec. 14, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:18 Sep 11, 2008 South Fork Administrative Site T. 4 S., R. 2 E., Sec. 24, E1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, S1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4, E1⁄2NE1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4, W1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4. T. 4 S., R. 3 E., Sec. 19, lot 4. Timpooneke Administrative Site T. 4 S., R. 3 E., Sec. 32, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2E1⁄2SE1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4. (b) Wasatch-Cache National Forest Salt Lake Meridian Alexander Lake Recreation Area T. 2 S., R. 8 E., Sec. 25, S1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 36, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4 and E1⁄2NW1⁄4NE1⁄4. T. 2 S., R. 9 E., Sec. 30, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 31, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4. Blacks Fork Camp No. 1 Recreation Area T. 2 N., R. 11 E., Sec. 24, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4. Blacks Fork Camp No. 3 Recreation Area T. 2 N., R. 11 E., Sec. 35, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4NE1⁄4 and NE1⁄4NE1⁄4NW1⁄4. Brush Creek Recreation Area T. 2 N., R. 12 E., Sec. 8, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4. Buckeye Lake Recreation Area T. 2 S., R. 8 E., Sec. 13, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 24, E1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4. T. 2 S., R. 9 E., Sec. 19, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4. Haydens Camp No. 2 Recreation Area T. 1 N., R. 10 E., Sec. 8, W1⁄2NW1⁄4. Haydens Camp No. 3 Recreation Area T. 1 N., R. 9 E., Sec. 36, S1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4 and SW1⁄4NW1⁄4. Hourglass Lake Recreation Area T. 2 S., R. 8 E., Sec. 24, S1⁄2NW1⁄4SW1⁄4 and N1⁄2SW1⁄4SW1⁄4. Sfmt 4703 (c) Wasatch-Cache National Forest Hoover and Marshall Recreation Area T. 3 N. R. 9 W., Sec. 2, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 11, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4 and NE1⁄4NW1⁄4. The areas described aggregate approximately 3,613 acres in Duchesne, Juab, Salt Lake, Summit, Tooele, Utah, and Wasatch Counties. 3. At 10 a.m. on October 14, 2008, the lands described in Paragraph 2 shall be opened to such forms of disposition as may by law be made of National Forest System lands, including location and entry under the United States mining laws, subject to valid existing rights, the provisions of existing withdrawals, other segregations of record, and the requirements of applicable law. Appropriation of lands described in this order under the general mining laws prior to the date and time of restoration is unauthorized. Any such attempted appropriation, including attempted adverse possession under 30 U.S.C. 38 (2000), shall vest no rights against the United States. Acts required to establish a location and to initiate a right of possession are governed by State law where not in conflict with Federal law. The Bureau of Land Management will not intervene in disputes between rival locators over possessory rights since Congress has provided for such determinations in local courts. Authority: 43 CFR 2091.6. Kent Hoffman, Deputy State Director, Lands and Minerals Division. [FR Doc. E8–21281 Filed 9–11–08; 8:45 am] Bureau of Land Management [NV040–1920–PN–4138; NVN–50250; 8– 08807; TAS: 14X1109] Pine Creek Camp Recreation Area T. 3 S., R. 7 W., Sec. 2, lots 1, 2 and 3 and SE1⁄4NW1⁄4. Fmt 4703 Sulphur Camp Recreation Area T. 1 N., R. 9 E., Sec. 24, S1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, and NW1⁄4SE1⁄4. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Packers Camp Recreation Area T. 1 S., R. 10 E., Sec. 19, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4. Frm 00098 Stillwater Camp No. 2 Recreation Area T. 1 N., R. 10 E., Sec. 9, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4. BILLING CODE 3410–11–P Lodge Pole Camp Recreation Area T. 2 N., R. 10 E., Sec. 26, W1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4 and E1⁄2NW1⁄4SW1⁄4. PO 00000 Sec. 4, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4. Uinta Special Meridian Rock Creek Camp Recreation Area T. 3 S., R. 8 E., Jkt 214001 53041 Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting, Yucca Mountain, Nye County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES 53042 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 178 / Friday, September 12, 2008 / Notices SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6802, issued in 1990, and extended by PLO No. 7534 for an additional 12 year period. PLO No. 6802 withdrew 4,255.50 acres of public land in Nye County from location and entry under the United States mining laws (30 U.S.C. 2), and from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, to maintain the physical integrity of the subsurface environment at Yucca Mountain. DATES: Comments and requests for a meeting should be received on or before December 11, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments and meeting requests may be mailed to the Nevada State Director, Attn: NV 930 Yucca Mountain Withdrawal, Bureau of Land Management, 1340 Financial Blvd., P.O. Box 12000, Reno, NV 89520. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline M. Gratton, 775–861–6532. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The withdrawal created by PLO No. 6802 (55 FR 39152 (1990)) as extended by PLO No. 7534 (67 FR 53359 (2002)) will expire on January 31, 2010, unless extended. The DOE filed an application to extend their withdrawal of public land at Yucca Mountain in Nye County. The proposed twelve (12) year extension would continue the withdrawal of public land from location under the United States mining laws and from leasing under the mineral leasing laws for the lands described in PLO No. 6802. The DOE proposes to extend the withdrawal through January 31, 2022. The extension of the withdrawal would maintain the physical integrity of the subsurface environment to ensure that scientific studies for site characterization at Yucca Mountain are not invalidated or otherwise adversely impacted. Site characterization activities will be used to determine the suitability of Yucca Mountain for a permanent nuclear waste repository. The use of a right-of-way, interagency, or cooperative agreement would not adequately constrain nondiscretionary uses which could result in permanent loss of significant values and threaten public health and safety and Federal investment. There are no suitable alternative sites since the lands described herein contain the specific resource value and Federal improvements described in the application. No water rights would be needed to fulfill the purpose of the requested withdrawal extension. Records relating to the application may be examined by contacting VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:18 Sep 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 Jacqueline M. Gratton at the address or phone number above. 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 extension may present their views in writing to the Nevada State Director of the Bureau of Land Management. Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BLM Nevada State Office at the address stated above, during regular business hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. 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. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. 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 organizations 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 extension. All interested persons who desire a public meeting for the purpose of being heard on the proposed extension must submit a written request to the Nevada State Director 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 and at least one local newspaper 30 days before the scheduled date of the meeting. This withdrawal extension proposal will be processed in accordance with the applicable regulations set forth in accordance with 43 CFR 2310.4 Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3–1. PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: September 4, 2008. Michael R. Holbert, Deputy State Director, Resources, Lands and Planning. [FR Doc. E8–21338 Filed 9–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Boundary Revision National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notification of boundary revision. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the boundary of Big Thicket National Preserve is modified to include seven tracts of land adjacent to the park. This revision is made to include privately owned property that the landowners wish to donate to the United States. The National Park Service has determined that inclusion of the seven tracts within the preserve’s boundary will make significant contributions to the purposes for which the preserve was established. After the United States acquires the tracts, the National Park Service will manage them in accordance with applicable law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Park Service, Glenna F. Vigil, Chief, Land Resources Program Center, Intermountain Region, P.O. Box 728, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504. DATES: The effective date of this boundary revision is the date of publication in the Federal Register. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Act of October 11, 1974, Public Law 93–439, 88 Stat. 1254, codified as amended at 16 U.S.C. 698 through 698e (2006), established the Big Thicket National Preserve and provides that after advising the House Committee on Natural Resources and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to make these boundary revisions. This action will add seven tracts comprising 6,281.19 acres of land, more or less, of land to the Big Thicket National Preserve. The acquisition of these tracts is required to maintain the preserve’s natural and ecological integrity. The seven tracts are listed as follows: Tract 201–12, 92.00 acres; Tract 202–10, 816.70 acres; Tract 224–15, 81.05 acres; Tract 225–16, 167.05 acres; Tract 229–03, 4,500 acres, more or less; Tract 229–04, 408.69 acres; and Tract 229–05, 215.70 acres. The referenced tracts are depicted on the following land acquisition segment maps as follows: E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[NV040-1920-PN-4138; NVN-50250; 8-08807; TAS: 14X1109]


Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for 
Public Meeting, Yucca Mountain, Nye County, NV

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to extend the duration 
of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6802, issued in 1990, and extended by 
PLO No. 7534 for an additional 12 year period. PLO No. 6802 withdrew 
4,255.50 acres of public land in Nye County from location and entry 
under the United States mining laws (30 U.S.C. 2), and from leasing 
under the mineral leasing laws, to maintain the physical integrity of 
the subsurface environment at Yucca Mountain.

DATES: Comments and requests for a meeting should be received on or 
before December 11, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Comments and meeting requests may be mailed to the Nevada 
State Director, Attn: NV 930 Yucca Mountain Withdrawal, Bureau of Land 
Management, 1340 Financial Blvd., P.O. Box 12000, Reno, NV 89520.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline M. Gratton, 775-861-6532.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The withdrawal created by PLO No. 6802 (55 
FR 39152 (1990)) as extended by PLO No. 7534 (67 FR 53359 (2002)) will 
expire on January 31, 2010, unless extended. The DOE filed an 
application to extend their withdrawal of public land at Yucca Mountain 
in Nye County. The proposed twelve (12) year extension would continue 
the withdrawal of public land from location under the United States 
mining laws and from leasing under the mineral leasing laws for the 
lands described in PLO No. 6802.
    The DOE proposes to extend the withdrawal through January 31, 2022. 
The extension of the withdrawal would maintain the physical integrity 
of the subsurface environment to ensure that scientific studies for 
site characterization at Yucca Mountain are not invalidated or 
otherwise adversely impacted. Site characterization activities will be 
used to determine the suitability of Yucca Mountain for a permanent 
nuclear waste repository.
    The use of a right-of-way, interagency, or cooperative agreement 
would not adequately constrain nondiscretionary uses which could result 
in permanent loss of significant values and threaten public health and 
safety and Federal investment.
    There are no suitable alternative sites since the lands described 
herein contain the specific resource value and Federal improvements 
described in the application.
    No water rights would be needed to fulfill the purpose of the 
requested withdrawal extension.
    Records relating to the application may be examined by contacting 
Jacqueline M. Gratton at the address or phone number above.
    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 extension may 
present their views in writing to the Nevada State Director of the 
Bureau of Land Management.
    Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will 
be available for public review at the BLM Nevada State Office at the 
address stated above, during regular business hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. 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. Individual respondents 
may request confidentiality. 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 
organizations 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 extension. All 
interested persons who desire a public meeting for the purpose of being 
heard on the proposed extension must submit a written request to the 
Nevada State Director 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 and at least one local newspaper 30 days before 
the scheduled date of the meeting.
    This withdrawal extension proposal will be processed in accordance 
with the applicable regulations set forth in accordance with 43 CFR 
2310.4

    Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3-1.

    Dated: September 4, 2008.
Michael R. Holbert,
Deputy State Director, Resources, Lands and Planning.
[FR Doc. E8-21338 Filed 9-11-08; 8:45 am]
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