Notice of Realty Action; Land Use Authorization for Public Lands in Fremont and Chaffee Counties, CO, 64982-64983 [E8-26076]

Download as PDF 64982 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 212 / Friday, October 31, 2008 / Notices TCC WADGE SEAM—Continued ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Sulfur Content ................... Ash Content ...................... 0.49% 9.94% The tract will be leased to the qualified bidder of the highest cash amount, provided that the high bid meets the FMV for the tract. The minimum bid for the tract is $100 per acre or fraction thereof. No bid that is less than $100 per acre, or fraction thereof, will be considered. The minimum bid is not intended to represent FMV. The FMV of the tract will be determined by the Authorized Officer after the sale. In the event identical high sealed bids are received, the tying high bidders will be requested to submit follow-up bids until a high bid is received. All tie-breaking sealed bids must be submitted within 15 minutes following the Sale Official’s announcement at the sale that identical high bids have been received. The lease issued as a result of this offering will provide for payment of an annual rental of $3.00 per acre, or fraction thereof, and of a royalty payment to the United States of 12.5 percent of the value of coal produced by strip or auger mining methods and 8 percent of the value of the coal produced by underground mining methods. The value of the coal will be determined in accordance with 30 CFR 206.250. The required Detailed Statement for the offered tract, including bidding instructions and sales procedures under 43 CFR 3422.3–2, and the terms and conditions of the proposed coal lease, is available from BLM Colorado State Office at the addresses above. Case file documents and written comments for COC–72980 submitted by the public on FMV or royalty rates, except those portions identified as proprietary by the commentator and meeting exemptions stated in the Freedom of Information Act, are available for public inspection during normal business hours in the BLM Public Room. 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. Kurt Barton, Solid Minerals Staff, Division of Energy, Lands and Minerals. [FR Doc. E8–26014 Filed 10–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [ES–956–1420–BJ–TRST; Group No. 192, Minnesota] Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plat Of Survey; Minnesota. 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: This survey was requested by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The lands we surveyed are: Fourth Principal Meridian, Minnesota T. 42 N., R. 27 W. The plat of survey represents the dependent resurvey of a portion of the north boundary and a portion of the subdivisional lines, the subdivision of section 5 and the re-establishment of the record meander line on the west side of Ogechie Lake in section 5, Township 42 North, Range 27 West of the Fourth Principal Meridian, Minnesota, and was accepted October 15, 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 the 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 have accepted or dismissed all protests and they have become final, including decisions on appeals. Dated: October 21, 2008. Ronald J. Eberle, Acting Chief Cadastral Surveyor. [FR Doc. E8–26007 Filed 10–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GJ–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Oct 30, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO200–2920–EQ] Notice of Realty Action; Land Use Authorization for Public Lands in Fremont and Chaffee Counties, CO Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Christo and Jeanne Claude Over the River Corporation (OTR Corp.) has submitted a written proposal for a land use authorization to construct and display a temporary work of art titled Over the RiverTM, pursuant to Section 302 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1732), using noncompetitive permit procedures as provided in regulations at 43 CFR 2920. Interested parties may submit comments to the BLM at the address stated below with respect to: (1) The decision of the BLM regarding the potential availability of the lands described herein, and (2) The decision of the BLM to entertain an application from OTR Corp. for a non-competitive land use permit. DATES: Interested parties may submit comments in writing to the BLM at the address given below on or before December 15, 2008. ADDRESSES: Field Manager, Royal Gorge Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 3028 East Main Street, ˜ Canon City, Colorado 81212. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Vieira, at the address given above, by email at rgfo_comments@blm.gov, or by phone at (719) 269–8708. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Over the RiverTM proposal submitted by OTR Corp. includes exhibit installation, a large-scale art exhibition and visitor event, and exhibit removal actions, including site restoration. The Over the RiverTM proposal would involve 911 porous fabric panels, weighing an average 140 lbs/panel, suspended 8 to 25 feet above the water for a total of 5.9 miles over a 40 mile stretch of the ˜ Arkansas River, between Canon City and Salida. The public art project would be constructed utilizing an estimated 8,992 steel anchors drilled along and into the banks of the Arkansas River to support 2,247 steel anchor transition frames for an estimated 1,264 steel cables that would support the fabric panels. OTR Corp also proposes a 4,000 square foot temporary building and a temporary gravel access road on the public land to stage art installation and removal as well as manage the large- E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 212 / Friday, October 31, 2008 / Notices scale visitor event. The entire Over the RiverTM event would attract an estimated 560,000 visitors over the course of 700-days from installation to removal. The public land, consisting of approximately 2,470 acres, is in western Fremont and southeast Chaffee Counties, and within the Arkansas River ˜ corridor between the cities of Canon City and Salida, Colorado. The footprint of the actual project will encumber approximately 310 acres of the lands listed below. The lands are located within: Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado T. 18 S., R. 72 W., Sec. 14, lot 2, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 15, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, SW1⁄4, and N1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 20, E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 21, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4, W1⁄2NW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 30, N1⁄2NE1⁄4; T. 18 S., R. 73 W., Sec. 25, N1⁄2SW1⁄4, and NW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 26 NE1⁄4SE1⁄4; T. 19 S., R. 73 W., Sec. 4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, and N1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 5, S1⁄2; Sec. 7, lots 5, 10 and 11, MS 326, tract 46B, and tract 46A excluding those lands conveyed by Patent No. 3713; Sec. 8, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, MS 326. ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado T. 49 N., R. 9 E., Sec. 10, lot 19; Sec. 13, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 14, N1⁄2N1⁄2 excluding MS 18410, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, and SE1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 15, N1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, and NW1⁄4NE1⁄4; T. 49 N., R 10 E., Sec. 28, lots 4, 5, and 6; Sec. 29, lots 1 and 8; T. 48 N., R. 11 E., Sec. 18, E1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4. Extensive scoping has been completed on the proposed project. Three public ˜ meetings were held in Canon City, Cotopaxi, and Salida, Colorado. Over 700 people attended the public meetings. The BLM has determined the proposed use of the above described tracts of land is in conformance with the Royal Gorge Resource Management Plan (May 1996), and that the above described land is available for that use. Natural resource and public safety issues have been identified and will be addressed in the Environmental Impact Statement including: • Arkansas Canyonlands Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC); • Scenic (visual) resources; • Bighorn sheep habitat; • Raptor and migratory bird habitat; • Recreation resources; • Physical resources; • Cultural/historic resources. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Oct 30, 2008 Jkt 217001 The BLM will estimate the costs of processing the land use permit application. Before the BLM begins to process the application, the applicant must pay the full amount of the estimated costs to the United States. If a land use permit is not granted, the applicant must pay to the United States, in addition to the estimated costs, the reasonable costs incurred by the BLM in processing the land use permit in excess of the estimated costs. Adverse comments will be evaluated by the BLM Field Manager, Royal Gorge Field Office, who may sustain, vacate or modify this realty action. In the absence of any adverse comment, this realty action will become a final determination of the BLM as to each one of the two decisions stated above. Roy L. Masinton, Field Manager, Royal Gorge Field Office. [FR Doc. E8–26076 Filed 10–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UT–110–1610–029J, UT–060–1610–016J, UT–070–1610–011J, UT–050–1610–012J, UT–080–1610–010J] Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Kanab, Moab, Price, Richfield, and Vernal Approved Resource Management Plans Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The BLM announces the availability of the Approved Resource Management Plans (RMPs)/Records of Decision (RODs) for the Kanab, Moab, Price, Richfield, and Vernal Field Offices located in Utah. The Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management signed the RODs for the Kanab, Moab, Price, Richfield, and Vernal planning areas on October 31, 2008, which constitute the final decisions of the Department of the Interior and makes the Approved RMPs effective immediately. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Approved RMPs/RODs are available upon request at each of the five BLM Field Offices: • BLM Kanab Field Office, 318 North 100 East, Kanab, Utah 84741, or via the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/ fo/kanab/planning/html • BLM Moab Field Office, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, UT 84532, or via the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/ en/fo/moab/planning/html • BLM Price Field Office, 125 South 600 West, Price, Utah 84501, or via the PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64983 Internet at http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/ fo/price/planning/html • BLM Richfield Field Office, 150 East 900 North, Richfield, Utah 84701, or via the Internet at http:// www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/richfield/ planning/html • BLM Vernal Field Office, 170 South 500 East, Vernal, Utah 84078, or via the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/ fo/vernal/planning/html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: • BLM Kanab Field Office, Harry Barber, Field Office Manager, telephone (435) 644–4600; 318 North 100 East, Kanab, Utah 84741. • BLM Moab Field Office, Brent Northrup, RMP Project Manager, telephone (435) 259–2100; 82 East Dogwood, Moab, Utah 84532. • BLM Price Field Office, Floyd Johnson, Assistant Field Office Manager, telephone (435) 636–3600; 125 South 600 West, Price, Utah 84501. • BLM Richfield Field Office, John Russell, Land Use Planner, telephone (435) 896–1532; 150 East 900 North, Richfield, Utah 84701. • BLM Vernal Field Office, Howard Cleavinger, Assistant Field Office Manager, telephone (435) 781–4480; 170 South 500 East, Vernal, Utah 84078. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These five Approved RMPs were developed with multiple opportunities for public participation through multi-year collaborative planning processes. The BLM sought participation from the public, tribes, and local, State, and Federal agencies in the development of these five RMPs and will continue to pursue partnerships in the management of public lands. No inconsistencies with State or local plans, policies, or programs were identified during the Governor’s consistency review of the five Proposed RMPs and Final Environmental Impact Statements (EIS). The Approved RMPs are designed to achieve or maintain desired future conditions identified through the planning processes. The Kanab Field Office Approved RMP/ROD addresses management of approximately 550,000 acres of BLMadministered surface lands and an additional 96,600 acres of federally owned mineral estate in Kane and Garfield Counties, Utah. The planning effort addressed a variety of management issues, including: Visual resources; recreation and off-highway vehicle management; special designations including Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) and suitability recommendations for wild and scenic rivers; cultural resources; lands with wilderness characteristics; E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 212 (Friday, October 31, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64982-64983]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-26076]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[CO200-2920-EQ]


Notice of Realty Action; Land Use Authorization for Public Lands 
in Fremont and Chaffee Counties, CO

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of realty action.

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SUMMARY: Christo and Jeanne Claude Over the River Corporation (OTR 
Corp.) has submitted a written proposal for a land use authorization to 
construct and display a temporary work of art titled Over the 
River\TM\, pursuant to Section 302 of the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1732), using noncompetitive permit 
procedures as provided in regulations at 43 CFR 2920. Interested 
parties may submit comments to the BLM at the address stated below with 
respect to:
    (1) The decision of the BLM regarding the potential availability of 
the lands described herein, and
    (2) The decision of the BLM to entertain an application from OTR 
Corp. for a non-competitive land use permit.

DATES: Interested parties may submit comments in writing to the BLM at 
the address given below on or before December 15, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Field Manager, Royal Gorge Field Office, Bureau of Land 
Management, 3028 East Main Street, Ca[ntilde]on City, Colorado 81212.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Vieira, at the address given 
above, by e-mail at rgfo_comments@blm.gov, or by phone at (719) 269-
8708.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Over the River\TM\ proposal submitted by 
OTR Corp. includes exhibit installation, a large-scale art exhibition 
and visitor event, and exhibit removal actions, including site 
restoration. The Over the River\TM\ proposal would involve 911 porous 
fabric panels, weighing an average 140 lbs/panel, suspended 8 to 25 
feet above the water for a total of 5.9 miles over a 40 mile stretch of 
the Arkansas River, between Ca[ntilde]on City and Salida. The public 
art project would be constructed utilizing an estimated 8,992 steel 
anchors drilled along and into the banks of the Arkansas River to 
support 2,247 steel anchor transition frames for an estimated 1,264 
steel cables that would support the fabric panels. OTR Corp also 
proposes a 4,000 square foot temporary building and a temporary gravel 
access road on the public land to stage art installation and removal as 
well as manage the large-

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scale visitor event. The entire Over the River\TM\ event would attract 
an estimated 560,000 visitors over the course of 700-days from 
installation to removal.
    The public land, consisting of approximately 2,470 acres, is in 
western Fremont and southeast Chaffee Counties, and within the Arkansas 
River corridor between the cities of Ca[ntilde]on City and Salida, 
Colorado. The footprint of the actual project will encumber 
approximately 310 acres of the lands listed below. The lands are 
located within:

Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado

T. 18 S., R. 72 W.,
    Sec. 14, lot 2, E\1/2\NW\1/4\, and SW\1/4\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 15, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, SW\1/4\, and N\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 20, E\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 21, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, NE\1/4\NW\1/4\, W\1/2\NW\1/4\, and W\1/
2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 30, N\1/2\NE\1/4\;
T. 18 S., R. 73 W.,
    Sec. 25, N\1/2\SW\1/4\, and NW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 26 NE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
T. 19 S., R. 73 W.,
    Sec. 4, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, and N\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 5, S\1/2\;
    Sec. 7, lots 5, 10 and 11, MS 326, tract 46B, and tract 46A 
excluding those lands conveyed by Patent No. 3713;
    Sec. 8, NW\1/4\NW\1/4\, MS 326.

New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado

T. 49 N., R. 9 E.,
    Sec. 10, lot 19;
    Sec. 13, SW\1/4\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 14, N\1/2\N\1/2\ excluding MS 18410, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, and 
SE\1/4\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 15, N\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, and NW\1/
4\NE\1/4\;
T. 49 N., R 10 E.,
    Sec. 28, lots 4, 5, and 6;
    Sec. 29, lots 1 and 8;
T. 48 N., R. 11 E.,
    Sec. 18, E\1/2\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, and SE\1/4\SE\1/4\.

Extensive scoping has been completed on the proposed project. Three 
public meetings were held in Ca[ntilde]on City, Cotopaxi, and Salida, 
Colorado. Over 700 people attended the public meetings.
    The BLM has determined the proposed use of the above described 
tracts of land is in conformance with the Royal Gorge Resource 
Management Plan (May 1996), and that the above described land is 
available for that use. Natural resource and public safety issues have 
been identified and will be addressed in the Environmental Impact 
Statement including:
     Arkansas Canyonlands Area of Critical Environmental 
Concern (ACEC);
     Scenic (visual) resources;
     Bighorn sheep habitat;
     Raptor and migratory bird habitat;
     Recreation resources;
     Physical resources;
     Cultural/historic resources.

The BLM will estimate the costs of processing the land use permit 
application. Before the BLM begins to process the application, the 
applicant must pay the full amount of the estimated costs to the United 
States. If a land use permit is not granted, the applicant must pay to 
the United States, in addition to the estimated costs, the reasonable 
costs incurred by the BLM in processing the land use permit in excess 
of the estimated costs.
    Adverse comments will be evaluated by the BLM Field Manager, Royal 
Gorge Field Office, who may sustain, vacate or modify this realty 
action. In the absence of any adverse comment, this realty action will 
become a final determination of the BLM as to each one of the two 
decisions stated above.

Roy L. Masinton,
Field Manager, Royal Gorge Field Office.
[FR Doc. E8-26076 Filed 10-30-08; 8:45 am]
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