Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, 919-920 [E9-228]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 6 / Friday, January 9, 2009 / Notices Reservation, Washington. The property will be used for the Muckleshoot Bingo and additional parking for the Muckleshoot Casino. The Wynn Property is described as follows: PARCEL A (202105–9021–02) The West half of the Southeast quarter of the Southwest quarter of Section 20, Township 21 north, Range 5 East, W.M., records of King County, Washington; EXCEPT county road; AND EXCEPT portion taken for state highway. PARCEL B (292105–9059–08) That portion of the Northeast quarter of the Northwest quarter, lying northerly of Enumclaw-Franklin-Howard Road, in Section 29, Township 21 North, Range 5 East, W.M., in King County, Washington. The Casino Parking Lot Property is described as follows: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES PARCEL A The north 97.95 feet of the following described property: That portion of the west half of the southeast quarter of Section 20, Township 21 north, Range 5 east, W.M., in King County, Washington, described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of a line which is 330 feet northerly of and concentric with the center line of Primary State Highway Number 5 revised, with the east line of the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of said Section 20; thence northerly along said east line 225 feet; thence west 30 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING of the tract herein described; thence continuing west 120 feet; thence north parallel with the east line of said west half of the southeast quarter, 217.95 feet; thence east 120 feet to a point on a line 30 feet west of the east line of said west half of the southeast quarter; thence south 217.95 to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING. EXCEPT that portion of any lying within Dogwood Street Southeast. PARCEL B That portion of the west half of the southeast quarter of Section 20, Township 21 north, Range 5 east, W.M., in King County, Washington described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of a line which is 330 feet northerly of and concentric with the center line of Primary State Highway Number 5 revised, with the east line of the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of said Section 20; thence northerly along said east line 285 feet; thence west 30 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING of the tract herein VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:16 Jan 08, 2009 Jkt 217001 described; thence continuing west 120 feet; thence north parallel with the east line of said west half of the southeast quarter, 60 feet; thence east 120 feet to a point on a line 30 feet west of the east line of said west half of the southeast quarter; thence south 60 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING. EXCEPT that portion if any lying within Dogwood Street Southeast. PARCEL C That portion of the west half of the southeast quarter of Section 20, Township 21 north, Range 5 east, W.M., in King County, Washington, described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of a line which is 330 feet northerly of and concentric with the center line of Primary State Highway Number 5 revised, with the east line of the southwest quartet of the southeast quarter of said Section 20; thence northerly along said east line 225 feet; thence west 30 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING of the tract herein described; thence continuing west 120 feet; thence north parallel with the east line of said west half of the southeast quarter, 60 feet; thence east 120 feet to a point on a line 30 feet west of the east line of said west half of the southeast quarter; thence south 60 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING. EXCEPT that portion if any lying within Dogwood Street Southeast. PARCEL D That portion of the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 20, Township 21 north, Range 5 east, W.M., in King County, Washington, described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the west line of the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 20, Township 21 north, Range 5 east, W.M., in King County, Washington, with the northerly line of Primary State Highway Number 5 Revision, according to the plan on file in the Office of State Highway Department approved June 17, 1941; thence easterly along said northerly line 60 feet; thence north 20°31′ east, perpendicular with the tangent of said highway, 280 feet, more or less, to a line which is concentric with and 330 feet northerly of the center line of said highway; thence easterly along said concentric line to the east line of said southwest quarter of the southeast quarter and the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING of the tract of land herein described; thence northerly along said east line 225 feet; thence due west 330 feet; thence due south to a line, which is concentric with and 330 feet northerly of the center line of said PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 919 Primary State Highway No. 5; thence easterly along said concentric line to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; EXCEPT the east 30 feet thereof. Dated: December 22, 2008. George T. Skibine, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development. [FR Doc. E9–183 Filed 1–8–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [MT–066–09–1610–DR–024E] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument Resource Management Plan and 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) and Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument located in the Lewistown Field Office, Montana. The Montana State Director signed the ROD, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved RMP effective immediately. ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD and Approved RMP are available upon request from the Field Manager, Lewistown Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 920 Northeast Main Street, P.O. Box 1160, Lewistown, MT 59457–1160 or via the internet at http: //www.blm.gov/mt/st/en/fo/ lewistown_field_office/ um_rmp_process.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Majerus, Project Manager, Bureau of Land Management, 920 Northeast Main Street, P.O. Box 1160, Lewistown, MT 59457; or by telephone at (406) 538– 1924. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument is located in northcentral Montana in Blaine, Chouteau, Fergus, and Phillips Counties. The planning area addressed in the Approved RMP comprises about 375,000 acres of public land and about 396,000 acres of federal minerals administered by the BLM Lewistown Field Office. The State of Montana and Blaine, Chouteau, Fergus, and Phillips Counties participated in development of the plan as cooperating E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 920 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 6 / Friday, January 9, 2009 / Notices agencies. The RMP addressed the following six major questions: (1) How will human activities and uses be managed? (2) What facilities and infrastructure are appropriate to provide visitor interpretation and administration of the Monument? (3) How will the BLM manage resource uses and protect the biological, historical, cultural, and visual values of the Monument? (4) How will Monument management be integrated with other agency and community plans? (5) How will transportation and access be managed? (6) How will Monument management affect economic and social conditions in the area? The Approved RMP was prepared under the authorities of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976 and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. The Approved RMP is nearly identical to the Proposed Plan (Alternative F) presented in the 2008 Proposed RMP/Final EIS. All decisions covered by the ROD are either land use planning decisions that were protestable under the planning regulations (43 CFR part 1610), or implementation decisions that are now appealable under the regulations discussed below. The BLM received 45 protest letters during the 30-day protest period provided for the Proposed RMP/Final EIS in accordance with 43 CFR 1610.5– 2. In response to the protests, the BLM Director decided to prohibit the personal collection of invertebrate fossils, petrified wood, and plant material except that managers and staff shall facilitate access to public lands for the purposes of Native American religious and traditional uses, such as gathering natural resources (BLM Manual 8120—Tribal Consultation under Cultural Resources .06.D. The Director also clarified the decision to carry forward the Cow Creek ACEC designation, adopted by reference the new transportation management terminology in Washington Office IM 2006–173, and made a few other minor adjustments and corrections. All of these changes are identified in the Modifications and Clarifications section of the ROD. The Governor of the State of Montana, in his letter dated March 31, 2008, recommended six changes to the plan but did not identify any inconsistencies between the Proposed RMP and officially approved or adopted state or local plans, policies, and/or programs. All of the recommendations were considered previously in the public process and development of the Proposed RMP. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:16 Jan 08, 2009 Jkt 217001 The following decisions are subject to a separate appeals process: (1) All road designations; (2) all backcountry airstrip designations; (3) limiting the group to 20 boaters launching from Coal Banks or Judith Landing from June 15 to August 1; (4) the 2-night camping limit at Level 2 sites from June 15 to August 1, and (5) the motorized watercraft restrictions on the Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River. These decisions are implementation decisions and are appealable under 43 CFR part 4, subpart E. They are contained in the section Decisions Subject to a Separate Appeals Process of the ROD. Any party adversely affected by these five decisions may appeal within 30 days of publication of this Notice of Availability pursuant to 43 CFR, part 4, subpart E. The appeal should state the specific road, airstrip, and/or river segment, as identified in the Record of Decision and Approved RMP, on which the decision is being appealed. The appeal must be filed with the Lewistown Field Manager at the above listed address. Please consult the appropriate regulations (43 CFR, part 4, subpart E) for further appeal requirements. Authority: 43 U.S.C. 1712; 42 U.S.C 4332. Gene R. Terland, Montana State Director. [FR Doc. E9–228 Filed 1–8–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Tumacacori National Historical Park, AZ AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for the general management plan (GMP), Tumacacori National Historical Park. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) is preparing an environmental impact statement for a general management plan for Tumacacori National Historical Park, Arizona. The environmental impact statement will be approved by the Director, Intermountain Region. The general management plan will prescribe the resource conditions and visitor experiences that are to be achieved and maintained in the park over the next 15 to 20 years. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The clarification of what must be achieved according to law and policy will be based on review of the park’s purpose, significance, special mandates, and the body of laws and policies directing park management. Based on determinations of desired conditions, the general management plan will outline the kinds of resource management activities, visitor activities, and development that would be appropriate in the future. A range of reasonable management alternatives will be developed through this planning process and will include, at a minimum, a no-action and a preferred alternative. The NPS is required to prepare a GMP for all NPS units. A GMP was completed for the park in 1996, but it does not address the lands added to the park in 2002 or current NPS park planning standards or NPS management policies. Issues to be addressed will include but are not limited to the following: The management of lands added to the park in 2002, as well as visitor use, facilities, access, interpretation, natural and cultural resources, and park operations in the park as a whole. A scoping newsletter will be prepared that describes the issues identified to date. Copies of the newsletter may be obtained in April at the Tumacacori National Historical Park Visitor Center 1891 East Frontage Road, Tumacacori, Arizona 85640, Phone: 520–398–2341, the park Web site http://www.nps.gov/ tuma, or on the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/tuma. DATES: Any comments on the scope of issues to be addressed in the plan should be submitted no later than 120 days after publication of this notice. In addition to the newsletter, public meetings regarding the general management plan will be held during the scoping period. Specific dates, times, and locations will be made available in the local media, on the National Park Service Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site (http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/tuma), or by contacting the Superintendent of Tumacacori National Historical Park. ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public review and comment online at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/tuma, at the Tumacacori National Historical Park Visitor Center, 1891 East Frontage Road, Tumacacori, Arizona 85640, Phone: 520–398–2341. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Carrico, Superintendent, P.O. Box 8067, Tumacacori, Arizona 85640, Phone: E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[MT-066-09-1610-DR-024E]


Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Upper 
Missouri River Breaks National Monument Resource Management Plan and 
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) and Approved Resource Management Plan 
(RMP) for the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument located in 
the Lewistown Field Office, Montana. The Montana State Director signed 
the ROD, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the 
Approved RMP effective immediately.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD and Approved RMP are available upon 
request from the Field Manager, Lewistown Field Office, Bureau of Land 
Management, 920 Northeast Main Street, P.O. Box 1160, Lewistown, MT 
59457-1160 or via the internet at http: //www.blm.gov/mt/st/en/fo/
lewistown_field_office/um_rmp_process.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Majerus, Project Manager, Bureau 
of Land Management, 920 Northeast Main Street, P.O. Box 1160, 
Lewistown, MT 59457; or by telephone at (406) 538-1924.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Upper Missouri River Breaks National 
Monument is located in northcentral Montana in Blaine, Chouteau, 
Fergus, and Phillips Counties. The planning area addressed in the 
Approved RMP comprises about 375,000 acres of public land and about 
396,000 acres of federal minerals administered by the BLM Lewistown 
Field Office. The State of Montana and Blaine, Chouteau, Fergus, and 
Phillips Counties participated in development of the plan as 
cooperating

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agencies. The RMP addressed the following six major questions: (1) How 
will human activities and uses be managed? (2) What facilities and 
infrastructure are appropriate to provide visitor interpretation and 
administration of the Monument? (3) How will the BLM manage resource 
uses and protect the biological, historical, cultural, and visual 
values of the Monument? (4) How will Monument management be integrated 
with other agency and community plans? (5) How will transportation and 
access be managed? (6) How will Monument management affect economic and 
social conditions in the area?
    The Approved RMP was prepared under the authorities of the Federal 
Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976 and the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. The Approved RMP is nearly 
identical to the Proposed Plan (Alternative F) presented in the 2008 
Proposed RMP/Final EIS. All decisions covered by the ROD are either 
land use planning decisions that were protestable under the planning 
regulations (43 CFR part 1610), or implementation decisions that are 
now appealable under the regulations discussed below.
    The BLM received 45 protest letters during the 30-day protest 
period provided for the Proposed RMP/Final EIS in accordance with 43 
CFR 1610.5-2. In response to the protests, the BLM Director decided to 
prohibit the personal collection of invertebrate fossils, petrified 
wood, and plant material except that managers and staff shall 
facilitate access to public lands for the purposes of Native American 
religious and traditional uses, such as gathering natural resources 
(BLM Manual 8120--Tribal Consultation under Cultural Resources .06.D. 
The Director also clarified the decision to carry forward the Cow Creek 
ACEC designation, adopted by reference the new transportation 
management terminology in Washington Office IM 2006-173, and made a few 
other minor adjustments and corrections. All of these changes are 
identified in the Modifications and Clarifications section of the ROD.
    The Governor of the State of Montana, in his letter dated March 31, 
2008, recommended six changes to the plan but did not identify any 
inconsistencies between the Proposed RMP and officially approved or 
adopted state or local plans, policies, and/or programs. All of the 
recommendations were considered previously in the public process and 
development of the Proposed RMP.
    The following decisions are subject to a separate appeals process: 
(1) All road designations; (2) all backcountry airstrip designations; 
(3) limiting the group to 20 boaters launching from Coal Banks or 
Judith Landing from June 15 to August 1; (4) the 2-night camping limit 
at Level 2 sites from June 15 to August 1, and (5) the motorized 
watercraft restrictions on the Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic 
River. These decisions are implementation decisions and are appealable 
under 43 CFR part 4, subpart E. They are contained in the section 
Decisions Subject to a Separate Appeals Process of the ROD. Any party 
adversely affected by these five decisions may appeal within 30 days of 
publication of this Notice of Availability pursuant to 43 CFR, part 4, 
subpart E. The appeal should state the specific road, airstrip, and/or 
river segment, as identified in the Record of Decision and Approved 
RMP, on which the decision is being appealed. The appeal must be filed 
with the Lewistown Field Manager at the above listed address. Please 
consult the appropriate regulations (43 CFR, part 4, subpart E) for 
further appeal requirements.

    Authority: 43 U.S.C. 1712; 42 U.S.C 4332.

Gene R. Terland,
Montana State Director.
[FR Doc. E9-228 Filed 1-8-09; 8:45 am]
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