Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Kanab, Moab, Price, Richfield, and Vernal Approved Resource Management Plans, 64983-64984 [E8-26089]

Download as PDF 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 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. PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Bureau of Investigation Meeting of the CJIS Advisory Policy Board Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Justice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 212 (Friday, October 31, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64983-64984]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-26089]


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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

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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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 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 BLM-administered 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;

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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 BLM-administered 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 BLM-administered 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 BLM-administered surface lands and 
3.0 million acres of federally owned mineral estate in Garfield, Piute, 
Sanpete, Sevier and Wayne Counties, Utah. The planning effort addressed 
a variety of resource issues, including: Visual resources; recreation 
and off-highway 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 BLM-administered 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]
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