Notice of Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, 40838-40839 [E9-19439]

Download as PDF 40838 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 155 / Thursday, August 13, 2009 / Notices erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES percent is designated Wilderness, and 2 percent is Wild River management. The revised plan would continue to protect and maintain existing wildlife values, natural diversity, and ecological diversity of the Refuge. Human disturbances to fish and wildlife habitats and populations would be minimal. Private and commercial uses of the Refuges would not change, and public uses employing existing access methods would continue to be allowed. Opportunities to pursue traditional subsistence activities, and recreational hunting, fishing, and other wildlifedependent activities, would be maintained. Opportunities to pursue research would be maintained. We selected Alternative B, the preferred alternative, because it provides a realistic balance between public use of the Refuges and the conservation needs of the Refuges. Alternative B best accomplishes the Refuges’ purposes, best helps achieve the missions of the National Wildlife Refuge System and the Service, and best meets the vision and goals identified in the plan. It provides long-term protection of fish and wildlife populations and their habitats while allowing for appropriate levels of fish and wildlife-dependent recreation, interpretation and environmental education, subsistence, and other public uses. Objectives identified in the plan address the effects of climate change on the Refuges now and in the future. We are furnishing this notice to advise other agencies and the public of the availability of the final CCP and FONSI. Based on the review and evaluation of the information contained in the draft CCP and EA, we have determined that implementation of the final CCP does not constitute a major Federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the human environment within the meaning of Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement will not be prepared. Future site-specific proposals discussed in the final CCP requiring additional NEPA compliance will be addressed in separate planning efforts with full public involvement. Dated: August 7, 2009. Gary Edwards, Acting Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska. [FR Doc. E9–19444 Filed 8–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:29 Aug 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLMTB07900 09 L10100000.PH0000 LXAMANMS0000] reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM as provided below. Renee Johnson, Assistant Field Manager, Renewable Resources. [FR Doc. E9–19441 Filed 8–12–09; 8:45 am] Notice of Public Meeting, Western Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Bureau of Land Management ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Western Montana Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below. The Western Montana RAC will meet Sept. 3, 2009 at 9 a.m. The public comment period for the meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting is expected to adjourn at approximately 3 p.m. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Dillon Field Office, 1005 Selway Drive, Dillon, Montana. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Abrams, Western Montana Resource Advisory Council Coordinator, Butte Field Office, 106 North Parkmont, Butte, Montana 59701, telephone 406– 533–7617. The 15member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in western Montana. At the September meeting, topics we plan to discuss include: Abandoned Mines Reclamation, trapping on public lands, Economic Stimulus Package Project Updates, public access issues, travel management implementation, and a review of Forest Service fee proposals. All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the Council. Each formal Council 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. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation, or other SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [LLID100000–L10200000–PH0000] Notice of Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council Meeting AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Public Meetings. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) Sub-Committee, will meet as indicated below. DATES: The RAC Sub-Committee will be having a meeting on September 21, 2009 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Pocatello Field Office, 4350 Cliffs Drive, Pocatello, Idaho 83204. All meetings are open to the public. The 15member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in the BLM Idaho Falls District (IFD), which covers eastern Idaho. All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the Council. Each formal Council 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. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation, tour transportation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM as provided below. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Wilson, RAC Coordinator, Idaho Falls District, 1405 Hollipark Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83401. Telephone: (208) 524– 7550. E-mail: Joanna_Wilson@blm.gov. E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 155 / Thursday, August 13, 2009 / Notices Dated: August 4, 2009. Joanna Wilson, RAC Coordinator, Public Affairs Specialist. [FR Doc. E9–19439 Filed 8–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLMT924000 L12200000.PM0000] Proposed Supplementary Rules for Camping on Undeveloped Public Lands in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Proposed supplementary rules. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing supplementary rules regarding time limits for camping and the storage of property on undeveloped public lands managed by the BLM in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. These proposed supplementary rules consolidate existing rules for camping on undeveloped BLM-administered public lands throughout Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. These proposed supplementary rules will supersede prior published rules. DATES: You should submit your comments by September 14, 2009. In developing final rules, BLM will not accept written comments postmarked or received in person or by electronic mail after this deadline. ADDRESSES: You may mail or deliver comments on the proposed supplementary rules to Christina Miller, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Bureau of Land Management, Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101–4669. You may also comment by e-mail at the following address: MT_Billings_SO@blm.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christina Miller, Outdoor Recreation Planner, BLM Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101–4669, (406) 896–5038. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES I. Public Comment Procedures Written comments on the proposed supplementary rules should be specific, be confined to issues pertinent to the proposed supplementary rules, and explain the reason for any recommended change. Where possible, comments should reference the specific section or paragraph of the proposal which the comment is addressing. The BLM is not obligated to consider or VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:29 Aug 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 include in the administrative record for the supplemental rule, comments that the BLM receives after the close of the comment period (see DATES), unless they are postmarked or electronically dated before the deadline, or comments delivered to an address other than the address listed above (See ADDRESSES). The BLM will make your comments, including your name and address, available for public review at the Montana State Office address listed in ‘‘ADDRESSES’’ above during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays). 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. Clarity of the Proposed Supplementary Rules Executive Order 12866 requires each agency to write regulations that are simple and easy to understand. We invite your comments on how to make these proposed supplementary rules easier to understand, including answers to questions such as the following: (1) Are the requirements in the proposed supplementary rules clearly stated? (2) Do the proposed supplementary rules contain technical language or jargon that interferes with its clarity? (3) Does the format of the proposed supplementary rules (grouping and order of sections, use of headings, paragraphing, etc.) aid or reduce its clarity? (4) Would the proposed supplementary rules be easier to understand if they were divided into more (but shorter) sections? (5) Is the description of the proposed supplementary rules in the ‘‘SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION’’ section of this preamble helpful in understanding these proposed supplementary rules? How could this description be more helpful in making the proposed supplementary rules easier to understand? Please send any comments you have on the clarity of the proposed supplementary rules to the address specified in the ‘‘ADDRESSES’’ section. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40839 II. Discussion of the Proposed Supplementary Rules These proposed supplementary rules would apply to undeveloped public lands administered by the BLM within the States of Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. They would supersede all existing camping stay limits and occupancy on undeveloped public land administered by the BLM in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota published previously. These proposed supplementary rules would allow camping at a particular location for 16 days, either cumulatively or consecutively, during any 30-day interval. Any camp relocation within that 30-day period would not be allowed within a one-half mile radius from the original site. These supplemental rules are consistent with existing recreation sections and management for camping in resource management plans in each district office. These rules are not contradictory to campsite selections stated in the Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota June 2003 Record of Decision and Environmental Impact Statement for Off-Highway Vehicles. This notice does not affect more restrictive camping limits that may already be in place for certain areas. Future exceptions to the 16-day camping limit for any field office will be considered and analyzed through their respective land use plan revisions. These proposed supplementary rules would not apply to locations that contain structures or capital improvements (such as boat launch sites, picnic areas, and interpretive centers) and that are used primarily by the public for recreational purposes. Examples of such locations include developed campgrounds, designated recreation areas, and special recreation management areas. The BLM regulates the use and occupancy at such developed locations in accordance with 43 CFR 8365.1–2. In addition, sitespecific rules for these locations remain in effect and are posted at each site. These proposed supplementary rules would supersede rules previously published at 72 FR 19958 (April 20, 2007). The rules in the 2007 notice required camps to be moved a minimum of 5 miles every 14 days. These proposed supplementary rules would allow camping at a particular location for 16 days, either cumulatively or consecutively, during any 30-day interval. The placing or leaving of unattended motor vehicles, trailers, or other personal property for the purpose of reserving a camping site is considered camping for the purpose of these E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 155 (Thursday, August 13, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40838-40839]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-19439]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLID100000-L10200000-PH0000]


Notice of Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory 
Council Meeting

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Public Meetings.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
(FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho Falls 
District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) Sub-Committee, will meet as 
indicated below.

DATES: The RAC Sub-Committee will be having a meeting on September 21, 
2009 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Pocatello Field Office, 4350 
Cliffs Drive, Pocatello, Idaho 83204. All meetings are open to the 
public.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15-member Council advises the Secretary 
of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of 
planning and management issues associated with public land management 
in the BLM Idaho Falls District (IFD), which covers eastern Idaho.
    All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written 
comments to the Council. Each formal Council 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. Individuals who plan to attend and need 
special assistance, such as sign language interpretation, tour 
transportation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the 
BLM as provided below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Wilson, RAC Coordinator, Idaho 
Falls District, 1405 Hollipark Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83401. Telephone: 
(208) 524-7550. E-mail: Joanna_Wilson@blm.gov.


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    Dated: August 4, 2009.
Joanna Wilson,
RAC Coordinator, Public Affairs Specialist.
[FR Doc. E9-19439 Filed 8-12-09; 8:45 am]
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