Alaska Native Claims Selection, 61435-61436 [E8-24634]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 201 / Thursday, October 16, 2008 / Notices species or facilitate obtaining incidental take coverage if these species become listed in the future. Comal County would not seek incidental take authorization for the four ‘‘additional species,’’ because these species are not likely to experience take from covered activities. Alternatives: The proposed action and alternatives that will be developed in the EIS will be assessed against the No Action/No Project Alternative, which assumes that some or all of the current and future take of covered species in Comal County would be implemented individually, one at a time, and be in compliance with the Act. The No Action/No Project Alternative implies that the impacts from these potential activities on the covered species would be evaluated and mitigated on a projectby-project basis, as is currently the case. For any activities involving take of listed species due to non-Federal actions, individual Section 10(a)(1)(B) permits would be required. Without a coordinated, comprehensive conservation approach for the County, listed species may not be adequately addressed by individual project-specific mitigation requirements, and mitigation would be piecemeal and less cost effective in helping Federal and nonFederal agencies work toward recovery of listed species. In addition to the No Action/No Project Alternative, a reasonable range of alternatives will also be considered, along with the associated impacts of the various alternatives. Scoping Meeting The primary purpose of this meeting and public comment period is to receive suggestions and information on the scope of issues and alternatives to consider when drafting the EIS. We will accept oral and written comments at this meeting. You may also submit your comments by mail (see ADDRESSES above). Once the draft EIS and draft RHCP are completed, additional opportunity for public comment on the content of these documents and an additional public meeting will be provided. Persons needing reasonable accommodations in order to attend and participate in the public scoping meeting should contact the Service (see ADDRESSES above) no later than 1 week prior to the public scoping meeting. Information regarding this proposed action is available in alternative formats upon request. A primary purpose of the scoping process is to identify, rather than debate, significant issues related to the proposed action. In order to ensure that we identify a range of issues and alternatives related to the proposed action, we invite comments and suggestions from all interested parties. We will conduct a review of this project according to the requirements of NEPA, other appropriate Federal laws, regulations, policies, and guidance, and Service procedures for compliance with those regulations. Environmental Review The EIS will be prepared in accordance with the requirements of NEPA, other applicable regulations, and the Service’s procedures for compliance with those regulations. The EIS will analyze the proposed action, as well as a range of reasonable alternatives and the associated impacts of each. The EIS will be the basis for our evaluation of impacts to the human environment and the range of alternatives to be addressed. We expect the EIS to provide biological descriptions of the affected species and habitats, as well as the effects of the proposed action and alternatives on resources such as: Vegetation, wetlands, wildlife, threatened or endangered species and rare species, geology and soils, air quality, water resources, flood control, water quality, cultural resources (prehistoric, historic, and traditional cultural properties), land use, recreation, water use, local economy, and environmental justice. After a draft EIS is prepared, we will publish a Notice of Availability along with a request for comment on the draft EIS and Comal County’s permit application, which will include the draft RHCP. The draft EIS and draft RHCP are expected to be completed and available to the public by January 2010. Thomas L. Bauer, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, Albuquerque, New Mexico. [FR Doc. E8–24570 Filed 10–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management 61435 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. The lands are in the vicinity of Kivalina and Noatak, Alaska, and are located in: Kateel River Meridian, Alaska T. 23 N., R. 19 W., Secs. 1 to 36, inclusive. Containing approximately 19,050 acres. T. 27 N., R. 19 W., Secs. 2 to 11, inclusive; Secs. 15 to 22, inclusive; Secs. 27 to 34, inclusive. Containing approximately 16,430 acres. T. 29 N., R. 27 W., Secs. 1 to 36, inclusive. Containing approximately 21,629 acres. Aggregating approximately 57,108 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Arctic Sounder. DATES: The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until November 17, 2008 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR Part 4, Subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. Hillary Woods, Land Law Examiner, Land Transfer Adjudication I. [FR Doc. E8–24633 Filed 10–15–08; 8:45 am] [F–19154–18, F–19154–24, F–19154–30; AK– 964–1410–KC–P] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P Alaska Native Claims Selection DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the SUMMARY: Bureau of Land Management [F–14874–K; AK–964–1410–KC–P] Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. AGENCY: 61436 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 201 / Thursday, October 16, 2008 / Notices SUMMARY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., Successor in Interest to Katyaak Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Kiana, Alaska, and are located in: Kateel River Meridian, Alaska T. 20 N., R. 7 W., Secs. 25, 26 and 27; Secs. 34, 35 and 36. Containing approximately 3,834 acres. T. 17 N., R. 8 W., Secs. 7, 8, and 9; Secs. 16 and 17. Containing approximately 3,190 acres. Aggregating approximately 7,024 acres. The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. when the surface estate is conveyed to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., Successor in Interest to Katyaak Corporation. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Arctic Sounder. The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until November 17, 2008 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4, subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. DATES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. ADDRESSES: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hillary Woods, Land Law Examiner, Land Transfer Adjudication I. [FR Doc. E8–24634 Filed 10–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WO–260–08–1060–XQ–24 1A] Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board; Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces that the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will conduct a meeting on matters pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation’s public lands. DATES: The Advisory Board will meet Monday, November 17, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., local time. This will be a one day meeting. ADDRESSES: The Advisory Board will meet in Reno, Nevada at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino, in the Reno Ballroom, 50 East Fourth Street, Reno, Nevada 89501. The Silver Legacy’s address is 407 North Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada 89501. Their phone number is 1–800–687–7733. Written comments pertaining to the Advisory Board meeting should be sent to: Bureau of Land Management, National Wild Horse and Burro Program, WO–260, Attention: Ramona DeLorme, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, Nevada 89502–7147. Submit written comments pertaining to the Advisory Board meeting no later than close of business November 12, 2008. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for electronic access and filing address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ramona DeLorme, Wild Horse and Burro Administrative Assistant, at 775– 861-6583. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may reach Ms. DeLorme at any time by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Meeting Under the authority of 43 CFR part 1784, the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board advises the Secretary of the Interior, the Director of the BLM, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Chief of the Forest Service, on matters pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation’s public lands. The tentative agenda for the meeting is: Monday, November 17, 2008 (8 a.m.– 5 p.m.) 8 a.m. Call to Order & Introductions. 8:15 a.m. Old Business: Approval of June 2008 Minutes. Update Pending Litigation. 8:45 a.m. Program Updates: Gathers. Adoptions. Facilities. Forest Service Update. Break (9:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.). 9:45 a.m. Program Updates (continued): Program Accomplishments. BLM Response to Advisory Board Recommendations. Lunch (11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.). 1 p.m. New Business. Break (2:45 p.m.–3 p.m.). 3 p.m. Public Comments. 4 p.m. Board Recommendations. 4:45 p.m. Recap/Summary/Next Meeting/Date/Site. 5 p.m. Adjourn. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. An individual with a disability needing an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting, such as an interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format, must notify the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT two weeks before the scheduled meeting date. Although the BLM will attempt to meet a request received after that date, the requested auxiliary aid or service may not be available because of insufficient time to arrange it. The Federal Advisory Committee Management Regulations (41 CFR 101– 6.1015(b)), require BLM to publish in the Federal Register notice of a meeting 15 days prior to the meeting date. II. Public Comment Procedures Members of the public may make oral statements to the Advisory Board on November 17, 2008 at the appropriate point in the agenda. This opportunity is anticipated to occur at 3 p.m., local time. Persons wishing to make statements should register with the BLM by noon on November 17, 2008 at the meeting location. Depending on the number of speakers, the Advisory Board may limit the length of presentations. At previous meetings, presentations have been limited to three minutes in length. Speakers should address the specific wild horse and burro-related topics listed on the agenda. Speakers must submit a written copy of their statement to the address listed in the ADDRESSES section or bring a written copy to the meeting. Participation in the Advisory Board meeting is not a prerequisite for submission of written comments. The BLM invites written comments from all interested parties. Your written

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 201 (Thursday, October 16, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61435-61436]
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[FR Doc No: E8-24634]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[F-14874-K; AK-964-1410-KC-P]


Alaska Native Claims Selection

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance.

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SUMMARY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that 
an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the 
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to NANA Regional 
Corporation, Inc., Successor in Interest to Katyaak Corporation. The 
lands are in the vicinity of Kiana, Alaska, and are located in:

Kateel River Meridian, Alaska

T. 20 N., R. 7 W.,
    Secs. 25, 26 and 27;
    Secs. 34, 35 and 36.
    Containing approximately 3,834 acres.
T. 17 N., R. 8 W.,
    Secs. 7, 8, and 9;
    Secs. 16 and 17.
    Containing approximately 3,190 acres.
    Aggregating approximately 7,024 acres.

    The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to NANA 
Regional Corporation, Inc. when the surface estate is conveyed to NANA 
Regional Corporation, Inc., Successor in Interest to Katyaak 
Corporation. Notice of the decision will also be published four times 
in the Arctic Sounder.

DATES: The time limits for filing an appeal are:
    1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely 
affected by the decision shall have until November 17, 2008 to file an 
appeal.
    2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail 
shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal.
    Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the 
requirements of 43 CFR part 4, subpart E, shall be deemed to have 
waived their rights.

ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land 
Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, 13, 
Anchorage, Alaska 99513-7504.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Bureau of Land Management by phone 
at 907-271-5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons 
who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8330, 24 hours a day, 
seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management.

Hillary Woods,
Land Law Examiner, Land Transfer Adjudication I.
[FR Doc. E8-24634 Filed 10-15-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-JA-P