Notice of Intent To Amend the San Juan/San Miguel Resource Management Plan and Prepare the Beaver Meadows-Sauls Creek Travel Management Plan, 12891-12892 [E9-6636]

Download as PDF PWALKER on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 56 / Wednesday, March 25, 2009 / Notices FLPMA. Until completion of the disposal action, the BLM is no longer accepting land use applications affecting the identified public land, except applications for the amendment of previously filed right-of-way applications or existing authorizations to increase the term of the grants in accordance with 43 CFR 2807.15 and 2886.15. The segregative effect will terminate upon issuance of a patent, publication in the Federal Register of a termination of the segregation, or on March 25, 2011 unless extended by the BLM State Director in accordance with 43 CFR 2711.1–2(d) prior to the termination date. Public Comments: During the initial stages of project development the FAA and the Airport Authority conducted several public meetings. The results of those meetings will be incorporated into the BLM MFP amendment process and additional public involvement will occur through the submission of written comments. While additional public meetings are not identified at this point, if additional meetings are scheduled, a notice in the local newspapers will announce the date and time at least 15 days prior to any public meeting. For a period extending until May 11, 2009, interested parties and the general public may submit in writing any comments concerning the BLM’s MFP amendment or the public land being considered for disposal including notification of any encumbrances or other claims relating to the identified land. Please submit comments to Ms. Morgan, with a copy sent to Ms. Armstrong at the addresses listed above. In order to ensure consideration in the environmental analysis of the proposed project, comments must be in writing and postmarked or delivered no later than May 11, 2009. Comments transmitted via e-mail will not be accepted. Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BLM Shoshone Field Office during regular business hours, except holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. 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. If you wish to have your name or address withheld from public disclosure VerDate Nov<24>2008 01:23 Mar 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. Any determination by the FAA or the BLM to release or withhold the names and/ or addresses of those who comment will be made on a case-by-case basis. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. The FAA and the BLM will make available for public review, in their entirety, all comments submitted by businesses or organizations, including comments by individuals in their capacity as an official or representative of a business or organization. Authority: 43 CFR 2711.1–2; 43 CFR 1610.5– 2) Further information about the EIS will be posted when available at the following Web site: http:// www.airportsites.net/SUN-EIS. Lori A. Armstrong, Shoshone Field Manager. [FR Doc. E9–6583 Filed 3–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE Bureau of Land Management [LLCOS02000; L10200000.EE0000] Notice of Intent To Amend the San Juan/San Miguel Resource Management Plan and Prepare the Beaver Meadows-Sauls Creek Travel Management Plan AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to amend the San Juan/San Miguel Resource Management Plan (RMP) to limit OffHighway Vehicle (OHV) use to designated roads and motorized trails on lands within the Beaver MeadowsSauls Creek Travel Management Landscape. The Landscape project analysis area encompasses approximately 797 acres of BLM lands and approximately 54,397 acres of Forest Service lands on the Columbine Field Office/Ranger District in the vicinity of Bayfield, Colorado. Both agencies will conduct a joint Environmental Assessment (EA) which will also determine designated motorized routes within the landscape in addition to the San Juan/San Miguel RMP amendment. DATES: Initial scoping has been conducted as described below in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Additional scoping comments will be accepted PO 00000 Frm 00058 through April 24, 2009 if they relate to the scope of issues regarding the proposal to amend the San Juan/San Miguel RMP for the 797-acre BLM parcel, and if the issues have not already been identified below. An additional 30-day public comment period will be announced with the release of a Pre-Decisional EA, and will be advertised in the local media and San Juan Public Lands Center Web site at http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/sanjuan/ projects/projects.shtml. This is anticipated to occur in the spring of 2009. ADDRESSES: Comments regarding the proposal to amend the San Juan/San Miguel RMP for the BLM parcel should be sent to Nancy Berry, Recreation Forester, Columbine Field Office, P.O. Box 439, Bayfield, CO 81122 or nberry@fs.fed.us. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Berry at the above address or email, telephone number 970–375–3304. The BLM recognizes the use of motorized and non-motorized vehicles as acceptable uses of the public lands. In response to Presidential Executive Orders 11644 and 11989, and in accordance with the BLM National Strategy for OHV Use on Public Lands, and 43 CFR 8342, this EA proposes to amend the San Juan/San Miguel RMP to limit motorized use to designated routes and will designate routes within the landscape. This EA analysis is being conducted jointly by the BLM and the Forest Service under authority as a Service First office. This notice is required under BLM regulations for the proposed amendment of the San Juan/San Miguel RMP which would change the travel management designation for 797 acres of BLM land from ‘‘open’’ to ‘‘limited.’’ This notice is not required for the project-level route designations on either BLM or Forest Service lands. For this reason, this notice is seeking scoping comments only as they relate to the proposal to amend the San Juan/San Miguel RMP. Initial scoping was conducted through direct mailings, public meetings, public field trips, and newspaper announcements during the fall of 2008. Scoping replies resulted in the identification of a scope of issues to be analyzed in the EA. These issues are: 1. Impacts to Resources, including erosion, noxious weeds, wildlife, air quality, roadless areas; 2. Impacts to social niches, including noise, safety, providing for motorized and non-motorized opportunities, and requests for certain specific routes; SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12891 E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 12892 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 56 / Wednesday, March 25, 2009 / Notices 3. Impacts to adjacent residents, including Forest Lakes, Deer Valley, and Pine Springs Ranch subdivisions. Other issues are not to be included in the analysis because they were determined to be outside the scope of the proposed action; already decided by law, regulation, plan, or higher level decision; irrelevant to the decision to be made; opinion, conjectural, or not supported by factual evidence; or purely supportive of the proposed action. These issues led to the development of four alternatives that will be analyzed in the EA: Alternative 1—No Action— existing travel management designation would remain in place; Alternative 2— cross-country motorized travel would no longer be allowed and all motorized travel would be restricted to existing open system roads and trails; Alternative 3—would provide motorized opportunities on designated roads and trails utilizing some closed roads and some user created routes, in addition to the existing open roads and trails in Alternative 2, while protecting the resources from impacts; Alternative 4—would be similar to Alternative 3, with additional miles of designated motorized trails. These alternatives will be described in detail when the PreDecisional EA is released. purchase the Federally-owned mineral estate in the land described below: Willamette Meridian T. 28 S., R. 12 W., Sec. 29, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4. The area described contains 36.01 acres, more or less, in Coos County, Oregon. On March 25, 2009, the mineral interest described above will be segregated to the extent that it will not be open to appropriation under the public land laws including the mining laws. The segregative effect of the application shall terminate either upon issuance of a patent or other document of conveyance of such mineral interests, or upon rejection of the application, or two years from the date of filing of the application, February 9, 2006, whichever comes first. Due to a delay in processing the application as a result of mutual interest in coalbed methane exploration, the two year segregative effect will begin on March 25, 2009, as agreed to by the applicant and the Bureau of Land Management. (Authority: 43 CFR 2720.1–1(2)(b)) Dated: March 19, 2009. Roberta B. Estes, Acting District Manager. [FR Doc. E9–6571 Filed 3–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P Dated: March 20, 2009. Matthew Janowiak, Acting Field Office Manager. [FR Doc. E9–6636 Filed 3–24–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P [NM 115588 LLNMF01000 L14300000.ES0000] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Recreation and Public Purpose (R&PP) Classification; San Juan County, NM Bureau of Land Management [OR–63495; LLORC00000: L14300000 EU0000; HAG–09–0074] AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. Notice of Realty Action: Receipt of Application for the Conveyance of Federally-Owned Mineral Interests; Oregon PWALKER on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. SUMMARY: This action informs the public of the receipt of an application from the surface estate owner for the acquisition of the Federally-owned mineral estate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Rodriguez, Realty Specialist, Coos Bay District, 1300 Airport Lane, North Bend, Oregon 97459, at (541) 751–4462. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 209 of the Act of October 21, 1976 (90 Stat. 2757), William H. Hitner Jr. and Pamela J. Hitner has filed an application to VerDate Nov<24>2008 01:23 Mar 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 SUMMARY: The following described public land is determined suitable for classification for leasing and patenting to the San Juan County, Aztec, New Mexico, under the provisions of the R&PP Act, as amended (44 Stat. 741, as amended; 43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.). San Juan County proposes to use the land for a regional fire station. New Mexico Principal Meridian T. 29 N., R. 12 W., Sec. 2: N1⁄2 NW1⁄4SW1⁄42; Containing 20 acres, more or less. DATES: On or before 45 days from publication date, interested parties may submit comments regarding the proposed leasing and conveyance, or classification of the lands to the Bureau of Land Management at the following address. Any adverse comments will be PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reviewed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Farmington Field Manager, 1235 La Plata Highway, Suite A, Farmington, NM 87401, who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action. In the absence of any adverse comments, this realty action becomes the final determination of the Department of the Interior and is effective 60 days from publication date. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Albert Gonzales, Realty Specialist, Bureau of Land Management, Farmington Field Office, 1235 La Plata Highway, Suite A, Farmington, NM 87401, at 505–599–6334. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Publication of this notice segregates the public land described above from all other forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the general mining laws, except for leasing and conveyance under the R&PP Act and leasing under the mineral leasing laws for a period of 2 years from date of this publication in the Federal Register. The segregation affect will terminate upon issuance of the lease and patent to San Juan County, or 2 years from the date of this publication, whichever occurs first. The lease, when issued, will be subject to the following terms: 1. Provisions of the R&PP Act and to all applicable regulations of the Secretary of the Interior. 2. Provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 197 as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6901–6987 and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 as amended, 42 U.S.C. 9601 and all applicable regulations. 3. Provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 4. Provisions that the lease be operated in compliance with the approved Development Plan. The patent, when issued, will be subject to the following terms: 1. Reservation to the United States of a right-of-way for ditches and canals in accordance with 43 U.S.C. 945. 2. Reservation to the United States of all minerals. 3. All valid existing rights, e.g., rightsof-way and leases of record. 4. Provisions that if the patentee or its successor attempts to transfer title to or control over the land to another or the land is devoted to a use other than that for which the land was conveyed, without the consent of the Secretary of the Interior or his delegate, or prohibits or restricts, directly or indirectly, or permits it agents, employees, contractors, or subcontractors, including without limitation, lessees, sublessees and permittees), to prohibit or restrict, E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 56 (Wednesday, March 25, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12891-12892]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-6636]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLCOS02000; L10200000.EE0000]


Notice of Intent To Amend the San Juan/San Miguel Resource 
Management Plan and Prepare the Beaver Meadows-Sauls Creek Travel 
Management Plan

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Intent

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to amend the San 
Juan/San Miguel Resource Management Plan (RMP) to limit Off-Highway 
Vehicle (OHV) use to designated roads and motorized trails on lands 
within the Beaver Meadows-Sauls Creek Travel Management Landscape. The 
Landscape project analysis area encompasses approximately 797 acres of 
BLM lands and approximately 54,397 acres of Forest Service lands on the 
Columbine Field Office/Ranger District in the vicinity of Bayfield, 
Colorado. Both agencies will conduct a joint Environmental Assessment 
(EA) which will also determine designated motorized routes within the 
landscape in addition to the San Juan/San Miguel RMP amendment.

DATES: Initial scoping has been conducted as described below in 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Additional scoping comments will be accepted 
through April 24, 2009 if they relate to the scope of issues regarding 
the proposal to amend the San Juan/San Miguel RMP for the 797-acre BLM 
parcel, and if the issues have not already been identified below. An 
additional 30-day public comment period will be announced with the 
release of a Pre-Decisional EA, and will be advertised in the local 
media and San Juan Public Lands Center Web site at http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/sanjuan/projects/projects.shtml. This is anticipated 
to occur in the spring of 2009.

ADDRESSES: Comments regarding the proposal to amend the San Juan/San 
Miguel RMP for the BLM parcel should be sent to Nancy Berry, Recreation 
Forester, Columbine Field Office, P.O. Box 439, Bayfield, CO 81122 or 
nberry@fs.fed.us.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Berry at the above address or e-
mail, telephone number 970-375-3304.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM recognizes the use of motorized and 
non-motorized vehicles as acceptable uses of the public lands. In 
response to Presidential Executive Orders 11644 and 11989, and in 
accordance with the BLM National Strategy for OHV Use on Public Lands, 
and 43 CFR 8342, this EA proposes to amend the San Juan/San Miguel RMP 
to limit motorized use to designated routes and will designate routes 
within the landscape. This EA analysis is being conducted jointly by 
the BLM and the Forest Service under authority as a Service First 
office.
    This notice is required under BLM regulations for the proposed 
amendment of the San Juan/San Miguel RMP which would change the travel 
management designation for 797 acres of BLM land from ``open'' to 
``limited.'' This notice is not required for the project-level route 
designations on either BLM or Forest Service lands. For this reason, 
this notice is seeking scoping comments only as they relate to the 
proposal to amend the San Juan/San Miguel RMP.
    Initial scoping was conducted through direct mailings, public 
meetings, public field trips, and newspaper announcements during the 
fall of 2008. Scoping replies resulted in the identification of a scope 
of issues to be analyzed in the EA. These issues are:
    1. Impacts to Resources, including erosion, noxious weeds, 
wildlife, air quality, roadless areas;
    2. Impacts to social niches, including noise, safety, providing for 
motorized and non-motorized opportunities, and requests for certain 
specific routes;

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    3. Impacts to adjacent residents, including Forest Lakes, Deer 
Valley, and Pine Springs Ranch subdivisions.
    Other issues are not to be included in the analysis because they 
were determined to be outside the scope of the proposed action; already 
decided by law, regulation, plan, or higher level decision; irrelevant 
to the decision to be made; opinion, conjectural, or not supported by 
factual evidence; or purely supportive of the proposed action.
    These issues led to the development of four alternatives that will 
be analyzed in the EA: Alternative 1--No Action--existing travel 
management designation would remain in place; Alternative 2--cross-
country motorized travel would no longer be allowed and all motorized 
travel would be restricted to existing open system roads and trails; 
Alternative 3--would provide motorized opportunities on designated 
roads and trails utilizing some closed roads and some user created 
routes, in addition to the existing open roads and trails in 
Alternative 2, while protecting the resources from impacts; Alternative 
4--would be similar to Alternative 3, with additional miles of 
designated motorized trails. These alternatives will be described in 
detail when the Pre-Decisional EA is released.

    Dated: March 20, 2009.
Matthew Janowiak,
Acting Field Office Manager.
 [FR Doc. E9-6636 Filed 3-24-09; 8:45 am]
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