Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Pinedale Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, 828-829 [E9-99]

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E9–79 Filed 1–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–17–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–930–1610–DR] Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Pinedale Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Pinedale Field Office Planning Area located in Sublette and Lincoln Counties, Wyoming. The Wyoming State Director signed the ROD on November 27, 2008, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved RMP effective immediately. The Pinedale RMP provides the management direction for the Federal lands and resources in the Pinedale Field Office Planning Area. The Approved Pinedale RMP revises and replaces the 1988 Pinedale RMP. ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD/ Approved RMP are available upon request from the following locations: • Bureau of Land Management, Pinedale Field Office, 1625 W. Pine Street, Pinedale, Wyoming 82941 • Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003 or via the Internet at http:// www.blm.gov/rmp/wy/pinedale/ documents.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, contact Chuck Otto, Field Manager, or Kellie Roadifer, Pinedale RMP team leader, at the Pinedale Field Office, 1625 W. Pine Street, P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, Wyoming 82941, or by telephone at (307) 367–5300. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Pinedale RMP was revised collaboratively with the State of Wyoming, county and municipal governments and agencies, and Tribal Governments. The Pinedale RMP Planning Area includes approximately E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1 erowe on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 5 / Thursday, January 8, 2009 / Notices 922,880 acres of BLM-administered public lands and 1,199,280 acres of Federal mineral estate under Federal, State, and Private surface ownership. The Approved Pinedale RMP describes the goals, objectives, and management actions to meet desired resource conditions for upland and riparian vegetation, recreation, grazing management, cultural and visual resources, and wildlife habitat, including habitat for threatened and endangered species. The Approved RMP also describes the actions and anticipated levels of development for fluid minerals resources, and locatable minerals in the Pinedale Field Office Planning Area. The agency-preferred alternative (Alternative 4, in the Proposed RMP/ Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), with minor modifications) is the selected alternative for the Approved RMP. After the publication of the Proposed RMP and Final EIS on August 22, 2008, 13 protests were received. The Governor of Wyoming also identified issues during the governor’s consistency review. As the result of protest and consistency review, minor modifications were made to the Proposed RMP to address these issues. The description of land use restrictions in Visual Resource Management (VRM) classes was clarified to indicate the application of land use restrictions based on VRM class is not made at the RMP level; the application of mitigation guidelines and operating standards, which are included in Appendix 3, was clarified to have possible application to exploratory oil and gas drilling; Appendix 3 was updated to include an operating standard regarding the control of water pits to limit the spread of West Nile virus; a cultural resource management action was removed to clarify that contributing segments of the National Historic Trails within the Pinedale Planning Area were identified; a statement included in Table 2–25 was corrected to present the appropriate management action regarding restrictions on high-profile structures near sage-grouse leks; the maps showing special designations and management areas were reprinted on a larger scale to improve readability; and typographical errors were corrected in Appendix 3 and the Glossary. No inconsistencies were identified between the RMP and State or local plans. The governor’s consistency review identified four issues that are further clarified in the ROD: (1) Revision of the definition of ‘‘avoidance area’’ in the Glossary in order to clarify that right-of-way applications would be VerDate Nov<24>2008 13:57 Jan 07, 2009 Jkt 217001 allowed in and through the Pinedale Field Office Planning Area; (2) elaboration on the Section 390 Categorical Exclusions (CX) under the Energy Policy Act of 2005; (3) elucidation of the potential need for future air quality monitoring and modeling; and (4) inclusion of a reference to the Wyoming Executive Order 2008–2 regarding greater sagegrouse core area protection. Jamie E. Connell, Acting Associate State Director. [FR Doc. E9–99 Filed 1–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [OR–930–6310–DR–WOPR; HAG–09–0045] Notice of Availability of the Records of Decision of the Resource Management Plans of the Western Oregon Bureau of Land Management Salem, Eugene, Roseburg, Coos Bay, and Medford Districts, and the Klamath Falls Resource Area of the Lakeview District AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) policies, the BLM announces the availability of the Records of Decision (RODs) for the Approved Resource Management Plans of the Salem, Eugene, Roseburg, Coos Bay, and Medford Districts, and the Klamath Falls Resource Area of the Lakeview District in western Oregon. The Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, signed the RODs on December 30, 2008, which constitutes the final decision of the Secretary of the Interior. The Approved Resource Management Plans (RMPs) are effective immediately. ADDRESSES: Copies of the RODs will be sent to affected federal, state, and local government agencies, and to tribal governments. Interested persons may review the RODs on the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/or/plans/wopr/ index.php. Copies of the RODs will be available for public inspection at the Salem, Eugene, Roseburg, Coos Bay, and Medford District offices and the Grants Pass, Klamath Falls and Tillamook Resource Area offices. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Hubbard, Western Oregon Plan PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 829 Revisions Public Outreach Coordinator; at (503) 808–6115. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM has analyzed revisions of six Resource Management Plans with a single Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The FEIS describes four alternatives, including the Proposed RMP alternative, for managing approximately 2,550,000 acres of federal land within the western Oregon planning area, most of which are Oregon and California Railroad and Coos Bay Wagon Road Grant lands. The major resource management issues addressed in the Approved RMPs include: • Providing a sustainable supply of wood and other forest products, as mandated by the Oregon and California Lands Act of 1937, while also meeting other applicable laws. • Providing for conservation of species listed under the Endangered Species Act. • Contributing to meeting the goals of the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act. • Reducing wildfire hazard and integrating fire back into the ecosystem. The Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was published in the Federal Register on August 10, 2007. During the planning process over 170 meetings were offered and nearly 30,000 comment letters were received during the comment period. Comments received on the DEIS were important in shaping the Approved RMPs. The Approved RMPs are based on Alternative 2 from the DEIS, but include portions of the other alternatives in the DEIS. Some of the key changes include: • Including wider Riparian Management Areas, as described in Alternative 1 of the DEIS. • Reconfiguring Late Successional Management Areas to match the Final Northern Spotted Owl Recovery Plan. • Deferring harvest for 15 years in older and more structurally complex multi-layered conifer stands in the Timber Management Area to be consistent with the Final Northern Spotted Owl Recovery Plan. • Using uneven-aged management from Alternative 3 in the southern Medford District and Klamath Falls Resource Area to decrease fire hazard and increase fire resiliency. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WY-930-1610-DR]


Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Pinedale 
Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability 
of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) 
for the Pinedale Field Office Planning Area located in Sublette and 
Lincoln Counties, Wyoming. The Wyoming State Director signed the ROD on 
November 27, 2008, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and 
makes the Approved RMP effective immediately. The Pinedale RMP provides 
the management direction for the Federal lands and resources in the 
Pinedale Field Office Planning Area. The Approved Pinedale RMP revises 
and replaces the 1988 Pinedale RMP.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD/Approved RMP are available upon request 
from the following locations:
     Bureau of Land Management, Pinedale Field Office, 1625 W. 
Pine Street, Pinedale, Wyoming 82941
     Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 
Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003

or via the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/rmp/wy/pinedale/
documents.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, contact Chuck 
Otto, Field Manager, or Kellie Roadifer, Pinedale RMP team leader, at 
the Pinedale Field Office, 1625 W. Pine Street, P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, 
Wyoming 82941, or by telephone at (307) 367-5300.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    The Pinedale RMP was revised collaboratively with the State of 
Wyoming, county and municipal governments and agencies, and Tribal 
Governments. The Pinedale RMP Planning Area includes approximately

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922,880 acres of BLM-administered public lands and 1,199,280 acres of 
Federal mineral estate under Federal, State, and Private surface 
ownership.
    The Approved Pinedale RMP describes the goals, objectives, and 
management actions to meet desired resource conditions for upland and 
riparian vegetation, recreation, grazing management, cultural and 
visual resources, and wildlife habitat, including habitat for 
threatened and endangered species. The Approved RMP also describes the 
actions and anticipated levels of development for fluid minerals 
resources, and locatable minerals in the Pinedale Field Office Planning 
Area.
    The agency-preferred alternative (Alternative 4, in the Proposed 
RMP/Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), with minor 
modifications) is the selected alternative for the Approved RMP. After 
the publication of the Proposed RMP and Final EIS on August 22, 2008, 
13 protests were received. The Governor of Wyoming also identified 
issues during the governor's consistency review. As the result of 
protest and consistency review, minor modifications were made to the 
Proposed RMP to address these issues.
    The description of land use restrictions in Visual Resource 
Management (VRM) classes was clarified to indicate the application of 
land use restrictions based on VRM class is not made at the RMP level; 
the application of mitigation guidelines and operating standards, which 
are included in Appendix 3, was clarified to have possible application 
to exploratory oil and gas drilling; Appendix 3 was updated to include 
an operating standard regarding the control of water pits to limit the 
spread of West Nile virus; a cultural resource management action was 
removed to clarify that contributing segments of the National Historic 
Trails within the Pinedale Planning Area were identified; a statement 
included in Table 2-25 was corrected to present the appropriate 
management action regarding restrictions on high-profile structures 
near sage-grouse leks; the maps showing special designations and 
management areas were reprinted on a larger scale to improve 
readability; and typographical errors were corrected in Appendix 3 and 
the Glossary.
    No inconsistencies were identified between the RMP and State or 
local plans. The governor's consistency review identified four issues 
that are further clarified in the ROD: (1) Revision of the definition 
of ``avoidance area'' in the Glossary in order to clarify that right-
of-way applications would be allowed in and through the Pinedale Field 
Office Planning Area; (2) elaboration on the Section 390 Categorical 
Exclusions (CX) under the Energy Policy Act of 2005; (3) elucidation of 
the potential need for future air quality monitoring and modeling; and 
(4) inclusion of a reference to the Wyoming Executive Order 2008-2 
regarding greater sage-grouse core area protection.

Jamie E. Connell,
Acting Associate State Director.
[FR Doc. E9-99 Filed 1-7-09; 8:45 am]
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