Notice of Intent To Prepare an Amendment to the Mimbres Resource Management Plan (RMPA), and Associated Environmental Assessment (EA), Las Cruces District Office, New Mexico, 75764-75765 [E8-29443]

Download as PDF 75764 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 240 / Friday, December 12, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Gaming AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Approved Tribal-State Gaming Compact Amendment. SUMMARY: This notice publishes an Approval of the Third Amendment to the Wisconsin Winnebago Tribe, now known as the Ho-Chunk Nation and the State of Wisconsin Gaming Compact. DATES: Effective Date: December 12, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula L. Hart, Acting Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary—Policy and Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under Section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA), Public Law 100–497, 25 U.S.C. 2710, the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register notice of approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. This Amendment modifies the existing arbitration provision by requiring that the parties utilize a last best offer format; establishes a term of twenty-five years; provides for the renegotiation of the revenue sharing and allows both parties to propose amendments to the Compact every five years. Dated: November 28, 2008. George T. Skibine, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development. [FR Doc. E8–29420 Filed 12–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Gaming jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. 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This Amendment reduces the number of gaming establishments the Tribe may operate; increases the number of gaming machines; and extends the term of the Compact to December 31, 2029. This Amendment is considered to have been approved but only to the extent that the Amendment is consistent with the provisions of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. Dated: November 28, 2008. George T. Skibine, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development. [FR Doc. E8–29500 Filed 12–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNML00000 L16100000.DP0000] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Amendment to the Mimbres Resource Management Plan (RMPA), and Associated Environmental Assessment (EA), Las Cruces District Office, New Mexico AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. SUMMARY: The BLM Las Cruces District Office, New Mexico, intends to prepare an RMPA with an associated EA to analyze the possible disposal by either exchange or sale, of BLM-administered public lands in Grant County in southwestern New Mexico. DATES: This Notice initiates the 30-day public scoping period to identify relevant issues. The scoping period will also be announced through local news media and on the BLM Web site (http://www.blm.gov/nm). The BLM will accept scoping comments for 30 days from the date of the publication of this Notice. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • E-mail: nm_comments@nm.blm.gov. • Fax: 575–525–4412, Attention: Jennifer Montoya. • Mail or personal delivery: District Manager, BLM Las Cruces District Office, 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, NM 88005. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Las Cruces District Office at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Montoya, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, at the Las Cruces District Office; Telephone 575– 525–4316; or e-mail at Jennifer_Montoya@nm.blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides notice that the BLM Las Cruces District Office, Las Cruces, New Mexico, intends to prepare an RMPA with an associated EA for the Mimbres Planning Area and announces the beginning of the scoping process and seeks public input on issues and planning criteria. The BLM is currently considering disposal of public lands in Grant County, New Mexico, and the exact acreage and legal descriptions will be determined by a Cadastral survey. The public lands proposed for disposal are currently identified for retention in Federal ownership in the 1993 Mimbres RMP. Therefore, the RMP must be amended to identify the public lands as suitable for exchange and/or sale. These public lands are a portion of and within the following areas: New Mexico Principal Meridian T. 17 S., R. 12 W., Secs. 3, 4, 9, 10, 15, 16, 20, 24 and 31. T. 17 S., R. 11 W., Secs. 19 and 20. T. 19 S., R. 15 W., Secs. 8, 16, 17, 21, 27 and 28. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and guide the planning process. Preliminary issues for the planning area have been identified by the BLM personnel, other agencies, and in meetings with individuals and user groups. These issues are: 1. Should public lands adjacent to the Gila National Forest be identified for disposal? If so, which public lands? 2. What potential impacts would this proposed action have on the Gila National Forest? 3. What effects would this proposed action have on mining in the area? Proposed planning criteria include the following: 1. The RMPA/EA process will be in compliance with the Federal Land E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 240 / Friday, December 12, 2008 / Notices Policy and Management Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and applicable laws, regulations, and policies. 2. The land use plan amendment process will be governed by the planning regulations at 43 CFR 1610 and the BLM Land Use Planning Handbook H–1601–1. 3. Lands affected by the proposed plan amendment only apply to public surface and mineral estate managed by the BLM. No decisions will be made relative to non-BLM-administered lands or non-Federal minerals. 4. Public participation will be an integral part of the planning process. 5. The plan amendment will recognize all valid existing rights. 6. The RMPA/EA will strive to be consistent with existing non-Federal plans and policies, provided the decisions in the existing plans are consistent with the purposes, policies, and programs of the BLM and other Federal laws. The RMPA will consider present and potential uses of public lands. 7. The RMPA will consider impacts of uses on adjacent or nearby non-Federal lands and on non-Federal land surface over Federally-owned minerals. The public may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing directly to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. Comments should be submitted within 30 days from the date of the publication of this Notice. 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. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, are available for public inspection in their entirety. The BLM will evaluate identified issues to be addressed in the plan amendment and will place them into one of three categories: 1. Issues to be resolved in the plan amendment; 2. Issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action; or 3. Issues beyond the scope of this plan amendment. The BLM will provide an explanation in the plan amendment as to why an VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:56 Dec 11, 2008 Jkt 217001 issue was placed in category two or three. The public is also encouraged to help identify any management questions and concerns that should be addressed in the plan amendment. The BLM will work collaboratively with interested parties to identify the management decisions that are best suited to local, regional, and national needs and concerns. The BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the plan amendment in order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns identified. Specialists with expertise in the following disciplines will be involved in the planning process: minerals and geology, outdoor recreation, archaeology, paleontology, wildlife and fisheries, lands and realty, hydrology, soils, water and air. Linda S.C. Rundell, State Director. [FR Doc. 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Each formal RAC meeting will also have time allocated for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT: Gary L. ‘‘Stan’’ Benes, Lewistown Field Manager, Lewistown Field Office, P.O. Box 1160, Lewistown, Montana 59457, 406/538–1900. AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. Dated: December 5, 2008. Gary L. ‘‘Stan’’ Benes, Lewistown Field Manager. [FR Doc. E8–29417 Filed 12–11–08; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Central Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The meeting will be held January 14 & 15, 2009. The meetings will be in the First State Bank of Malta conference room, 1 South 1st Street East, in Malta, Montana. The January 14 meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with a 30-minute public comment period and will adjourn at 5 p.m. The January 15 meeting will begin at 8 a.m. with a 30-minute public comment period and will adjourn at 3 p.m. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 15member council advises the Secretary of the Interior on a variety of management issues associated with public land management in Montana. During these meetings the council will participate in/ discuss/act upon: BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Continuation of Visitor Services National Park Service, Interior. Public notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Effective Date: January 1, 2009. Jo A. Pendry, Concession Program Manager, National Park Service, Washington, DC 20240, Telephone, 202/ 513–7156. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Notice of Intent To Prepare an Amendment to the Mimbres Resource 
Management Plan (RMPA), and Associated Environmental Assessment (EA), 
Las Cruces District Office, New Mexico

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The BLM Las Cruces District Office, New Mexico, intends to 
prepare an RMPA with an associated EA to analyze the possible disposal 
by either exchange or sale, of BLM-administered public lands in Grant 
County in southwestern New Mexico.

DATES: This Notice initiates the 30-day public scoping period to 
identify relevant issues. The scoping period will also be announced 
through local news media and on the BLM Web site (http://www.blm.gov/
nm). The BLM will accept scoping comments for 30 days from the date of 
the publication of this Notice.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: nm_comments@nm.blm.gov.
     Fax: 575-525-4412, Attention: Jennifer Montoya.
     Mail or personal delivery: District Manager, BLM Las 
Cruces District Office, 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, NM 88005.
    Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Las 
Cruces District Office at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Montoya, Planning and 
Environmental Coordinator, at the Las Cruces District Office; Telephone 
575-525-4316; or e-mail at Jennifer_Montoya@nm.blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides notice that the BLM 
Las Cruces District Office, Las Cruces, New Mexico, intends to prepare 
an RMPA with an associated EA for the Mimbres Planning Area and 
announces the beginning of the scoping process and seeks public input 
on issues and planning criteria.
    The BLM is currently considering disposal of public lands in Grant 
County, New Mexico, and the exact acreage and legal descriptions will 
be determined by a Cadastral survey. The public lands proposed for 
disposal are currently identified for retention in Federal ownership in 
the 1993 Mimbres RMP. Therefore, the RMP must be amended to identify 
the public lands as suitable for exchange and/or sale. These public 
lands are a portion of and within the following areas:

New Mexico Principal Meridian

T. 17 S., R. 12 W.,
    Secs. 3, 4, 9, 10, 15, 16, 20, 24 and 31.
T. 17 S., R. 11 W.,
    Secs. 19 and 20.
T. 19 S., R. 15 W.,
    Secs. 8, 16, 17, 21, 27 and 28.

    The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant 
issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, 
including alternatives, and guide the planning process. Preliminary 
issues for the planning area have been identified by the BLM personnel, 
other agencies, and in meetings with individuals and user groups. These 
issues are:
    1. Should public lands adjacent to the Gila National Forest be 
identified for disposal? If so, which public lands?
    2. What potential impacts would this proposed action have on the 
Gila National Forest?
    3. What effects would this proposed action have on mining in the 
area?
    Proposed planning criteria include the following:
    1. The RMPA/EA process will be in compliance with the Federal Land

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Policy and Management Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and 
applicable laws, regulations, and policies.
    2. The land use plan amendment process will be governed by the 
planning regulations at 43 CFR 1610 and the BLM Land Use Planning 
Handbook H-1601-1.
    3. Lands affected by the proposed plan amendment only apply to 
public surface and mineral estate managed by the BLM. No decisions will 
be made relative to non-BLM-administered lands or non-Federal minerals.
    4. Public participation will be an integral part of the planning 
process.
    5. The plan amendment will recognize all valid existing rights.
    6. The RMPA/EA will strive to be consistent with existing non-
Federal plans and policies, provided the decisions in the existing 
plans are consistent with the purposes, policies, and programs of the 
BLM and other Federal laws. The RMPA will consider present and 
potential uses of public lands.
    7. The RMPA will consider impacts of uses on adjacent or nearby 
non-Federal lands and on non-Federal land surface over Federally-owned 
minerals.
    The public may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in 
writing directly to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the 
ADDRESSES section above. Comments should be submitted within 30 days 
from the date of the publication of this Notice. 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. All submissions from 
organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying 
themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or 
businesses, are available for public inspection in their entirety.
    The BLM will evaluate identified issues to be addressed in the plan 
amendment and will place them into one of three categories:
    1. Issues to be resolved in the plan amendment;
    2. Issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action; 
or
    3. Issues beyond the scope of this plan amendment.
    The BLM will provide an explanation in the plan amendment as to why 
an issue was placed in category two or three. The public is also 
encouraged to help identify any management questions and concerns that 
should be addressed in the plan amendment.
    The BLM will work collaboratively with interested parties to 
identify the management decisions that are best suited to local, 
regional, and national needs and concerns. The BLM will use an 
interdisciplinary approach to develop the plan amendment in order to 
consider the variety of resource issues and concerns identified. 
Specialists with expertise in the following disciplines will be 
involved in the planning process: minerals and geology, outdoor 
recreation, archaeology, paleontology, wildlife and fisheries, lands 
and realty, hydrology, soils, water and air.

Linda S.C. Rundell,
State Director.
 [FR Doc. E8-29443 Filed 12-11-08; 8:45 am]
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