Windy Gap Firming Project; Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Grand and Larimer Counties, CO, 64984 [E8-26011]

Download as PDF ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES 64984 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 212 / Friday, October 31, 2008 / Notices range management and livestock grazing; mineral resources; and special status species, among others. The Kanab Approved RMP/ROD is nearly the same as Alternative B in the Kanab Proposed RMP/Final EIS, published in July 2008, and carries forward the designation decisions for two ACECs, as described in the Proposed RMP/Final EIS. The Moab Field Office Approved RMP/ROD addresses management of approximately 1.8 million acres of BLMadministered surface lands and 1.9 million acres of federally owned mineral estate in Grand County and a small portion of San Juan County, Utah. The planning effort addressed a variety of management issues, including: Recreation opportunities especially within Special Recreation Management Areas; off-highway vehicle management; cultural resources; special designations including ACECs and suitability recommendations for wild and scenic rivers; lands with wilderness characteristics; visual resources; range management and livestock grazing; oil, gas and mining; and special status species, among others. The Moab Approved RMP/ROD is nearly the same as Alternative C in the Moab Proposed RMP/Final EIS, published in August 2008, and carries forward the designation decisions for five ACECs, as described in the Proposed RMP/Final EIS. The Price Field Office Approved RMP/ROD addresses management of approximately 2.5 million acres of BLMadministered surface lands and 2.8 million acres of federally owned mineral estate in Emery and Carbon Counties, Utah. The planning effort addressed a variety of management issues, including: Oil and gas leasing; management of recreation opportunities in Special Recreation Management Areas; visual resources; off-highway vehicle management; special designations, including ACECs and suitability recommendations for wild and scenic rivers; range management and livestock grazing; lands with wilderness characteristics; and cultural resources, among others. The Price Approved RMP/ROD is the nearly the same as Alternative D in the Price Proposed RMP/Final EIS, published in August 2008, and carries forward the designation decisions for 13 ACECs, as described in the Proposed RMP/Final EIS. The Richfield Field Office Approved RMP/ROD addresses management of approximately 2.1 million acres of BLMadministered surface lands and 3.0 million acres of federally owned mineral estate in Garfield, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier and Wayne Counties, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Oct 30, 2008 Jkt 217001 Utah. The planning effort addressed a variety of resource issues, including: Visual resources; recreation and offhighway vehicle management; lands with wilderness characteristics; cultural resources; special designations, including ACECs and suitability recommendations for wild and scenic rivers; range management and livestock grazing; minerals and energy resources; and special status species, among others. The Richfield Approved RMP/ ROD is the nearly the same as Alternative B in the Richfield Proposed RMP/Final EIS, published in August 2008, and carries forward the designation decisions of two ACECs, as described in the Proposed RMP/Final EIS. The Vernal Field Office Approved RMP/ROD addresses management of approximately 1.7 million acres of BLMadministered surface lands and 2.8 million acres of federally owned mineral estate in Daggett, Duchesne, and Uintah Counties, Utah. The planning effort addressed a variety of management issues, including: Oil and gas leasing; rights-of-way; recreation and off-highway vehicle management; cultural resources; special designations, including ACECs and suitability recommendations for wild and scenic rivers; range management and livestock grazing; and special status species, among others. The Vernal Approved RMP/ROD is the nearly the same as Alternative A in the Vernal Proposed RMP/Final EIS, published in August 2008, and carries forward the designation decisions for seven ACECs, as described in the Proposed RMP/Final EIS. The BLM Director’s Office has dismissed or resolved each of the 87 protests received, thus allowing for immediate implementation of the Approved RMPs. These RODs serve as the final decision by the Department of the Interior for the land use plan and implementation-level decisions in the Approved RMP. Jeff Rawson, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. E8–26089 Filed 10–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P Notice for Extension of the Public Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS). ACTION: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation is announcing a 62-day extension of the public comment period for the Windy Gap Firming Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The originally announced comment period ends on October 28, 2008, but has been extended until December 29, 2008. The original Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) and Announcement of Public Hearings was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 50999) on August 29, 2008. Comments on the Draft EIS should be postmarked no later than December 29, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments on the Draft EIS should be sent to the attention of: Will Tully, Bureau of Reclamation, 11056 West County Rd. 18E, Loveland, CO 80537. DATES: Kara Lamb at 970–962–4326 or klamb@gp.usbr.gov or Will Tully at 970–962–4368 or wtully@gp.usbr.gov. Mail requests should be addressed to the Bureau of Reclamation at the address indicated in the ADDRESSES section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Disclosure Statement Before including your name, 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. Dated: October 27, 2008. Roxanne E. Peterson, Acting Assistant Regional Director, Great Plains Region. [FR Doc. E8–26011 Filed 10–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Bureau of Reclamation Windy Gap Firming Project; Colorado—Big Thompson Project, Grand and Larimer Counties, CO AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 212 (Friday, October 31, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 64984]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-26011]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Windy Gap Firming Project; Colorado--Big Thompson Project, Grand 
and Larimer Counties, CO

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice for Extension of the Public Comment Period for the Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS).

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation is announcing a 62-day extension of 
the public comment period for the Windy Gap Firming Project Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement. The originally announced comment period 
ends on October 28, 2008, but has been extended until December 29, 
2008. The original Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement (Draft EIS) and Announcement of Public Hearings was 
published in the Federal Register (73 FR 50999) on August 29, 2008.

DATES: Comments on the Draft EIS should be postmarked no later than 
December 29, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the Draft EIS should be sent to the attention 
of: Will Tully, Bureau of Reclamation, 11056 West County Rd. 18E, 
Loveland, CO 80537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kara Lamb at 970-962-4326 or 
klamb@gp.usbr.gov or Will Tully at 970-962-4368 or wtully@gp.usbr.gov. 
Mail requests should be addressed to the Bureau of Reclamation at the 
address indicated in the ADDRESSES section.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Public Disclosure Statement

    Before including your name, 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.

    Dated: October 27, 2008.
Roxanne E. Peterson,
Acting Assistant Regional Director, Great Plains Region.
[FR Doc. E8-26011 Filed 10-30-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-MN-P