State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting, 42109-42110 [E9-20052]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 160 / Thursday, August 20, 2009 / Notices Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, California; Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria, California; Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria, California; Klamath Tribes, Oregon; Lower Lake Rancheria, California; Lytton Rancheria of California; Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria, California; Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Pinoleville Pomo Nation, California; Potter Valley Tribe, California; Redding Rancheria, California; Redwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California; Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California; and Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California that this notice has been published. Dated: July 9, 2009. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E9–19973 Filed 8–19–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLUT920–09–L13200000–EL000, UTU– 87084] Notice of Invitation to Participate in Coal Exploration License, Utah sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of invitation to participate in coal exploration license. SUMMARY: All interested parties are hereby invited to participate with Ark Land Company on a pro rata cost sharing basis in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America. The exploration program is fully described and is being conducted pursuant to an exploration plan approved by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The plan may be modified to accommodate the legitimate exploration needs of persons seeking to participate. DATES: Any party electing to participate in this exploration program must send written notice to the Ark Land Company and the BLM, as provided in the ADDRESSES section below, which must be received by September 21, 2009. ADDRESSES: Copies of the exploration plan and license (serialized under the number of UTU 87084) are available for review during normal business hours in the public room of the BLM State Office, VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:07 Aug 19, 2009 Jkt 217001 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah. The written notice to participate in the exploration program should be sent to both the BLM, Utah State Office, P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City, Utah 84145, and to Mark Bunnell, Senior Geologist, Ark Land Company, c/o Canyon Fuel Co., LLC, Skyline Mines, HC35, Box 380, Helper, Utah 84526. Pursuant to section 2(b) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by section 4 of the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, 90 Stat. 1083, 30 U.S.C. 201(b), and to the regulations adopted as 43 CFR part 3410, all interested parties are hereby invited to participate with Ark Land Company on a pro rata cost sharing basis in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in the following-described lands in Carbon County, Utah: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: T. 12 S., R. 6 E., SLM, Utah Sec. 26, lots 1–4, N1⁄2S1⁄2, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4. Containing 365.72 acres, more or less. All of the coal in the above-described land consists of unleased Federal coal within the Uinta-Southwestern Utah Known Coal Region. This coal exploration license will be issued by the Bureau of Land Management. This exploration program will obtain coal data to supplement data from adjacent coal development. This notice of invitation to participate was published in The Sun Advocate, once each week for two consecutive weeks beginning February 17, 2009 and in the Federal Register. The foregoing is published in the Federal Register pursuant to 43 CFR 3410.2–1(c)(1). Selma Sierra, State Director. [FR Doc. E9–19954 Filed 8–19–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLAZ9120000 L12200000 AL0000 6100.241A0] State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting. In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42109 Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet on September 17, 2009, at the Four Points By Sheraton located at 10220 North Metro Parkway East in Phoenix from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Morning agenda items include: BLM State Director’s update on statewide issues; update on BLM’s Four-Tracks to Solar Energy Development in Arizona, and a presentation on the Restoration Design Energy Project; discussion and approval of the RAC Annual Work Plan modifications pertaining to the BLM Arizona strategies and priorities; update on the Gila Unit Travel Management Plan process; RAC questions on BLM District Managers’ Reports; and reports by RAC working groups. A public comment period will be provided at 11:30 a.m. on September 17, 2009, for any interested publics who wish to address the Council on BLM programs and business. Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the RAC has been designated as the RRAC, and has the authority to review all BLM and Forest Service (FS) recreation fee proposals in Arizona. The afternoon meeting agenda on September 17 will include a brief review and discussion of the Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) Working Group Report, and one BLM fee proposal in Arizona. The fee proposal described below was presented at the June 25, RAC meeting. However, it was not voted on because the RAC lacked a quorum. The BLM Kingman Field Office is proposing to increase fees for use of its recreation facilities beginning October 1, 2009. The fee sites and proposed changes are: (1) Burro Creek Individual Sites ($10 to $14), Burro Creek Group Site ($30 to $50), Wild Cow Springs Individual Sites ($5 to $8), Wild Cow Springs Group Site ($15 to $20), and Windy Point Individual Sites ($4 to $8). The purpose of the BLM fee increase is to continue maintenance and improve its campground facilities. Following the BLM proposal, the RRAC will open the meeting to public comments on the fee proposal. After completing their RRAC business, the BLM RAC will reconvene to provide recommendations to the RAC Designated Federal Official on the fee proposal and discuss future RAC meetings and locations. DATES: Effective Date: August 14, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Stevens, Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Office, One North Central Avenue, Suite 800, E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 42110 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 160 / Thursday, August 20, 2009 / Notices Phoenix, Arizona 85004–4427, 602– 417–9504. Helen M. Hankins, Arizona Associate State Director. [FR Doc. E9–20052 Filed 8–19–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–32–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary L. ‘‘Stan’’ Benes, Lewistown Field Manager, Lewistown Field Office, P.O. Box 1160, Lewistown, Montana 59457, 406/538–1900. Dated: August 14, 2009. Gary L. ‘‘Stan’’ Benes, Lewistown Field Manager. [FR Doc. E9–20002 Filed 8–19–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P Bureau of Land Management [MT–060–01–1020–PG] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Notice of Public Meeting; Central Montana Resource Advisory Council Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2009–N153; 1112–0000– 80221–F2] sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. 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 meetings will be held September 15 & 16, 2009. The meetings will be in the Best Western Great Northern Inn (1345 1st Street) in Havre, Montana. The September 15 meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with a one-hour public comment period and will adjourn at 5 p.m. The September 16 meeting will begin at 8 a.m. with a 30-minute public comment period and will adjourn at 12:15 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: The bison initiative; A review of the 2009 RAC work plan; An oil and gas stakeholder presentation; An update of the HiLine Resource Management Plan; Field managers’ updates; A discussion of future RAC projects; and Administrative details (next meeting agenda, location, etc.) All RAC meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the RAC. 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:07 Aug 19, 2009 Jkt 217001 Proposed Low Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Pahrump Valley General Store Shopping Center, Nye County, NV AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; receipt of application. SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Pahrump 194, LLC (Applicant) for an incidental take permit (permit), under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The requested 7-year permit would authorize the incidental take of the threatened desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) on 60 acres of habitat associated with the development of a shopping center complex within the town limits of Pahrump, Nevada. We request comments on the permit application and on whether the proposed Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) qualifies as a ‘‘low-effect’’ HCP, eligible for a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended. We explain the basis for this possible determination in a draft Environmental Action Statement (EAS), which is also available for public review. DATES: We must receive comments in writing, no later than 5 p.m. on September 21, 2009. ADDRESSES: Address comments to Robert D. Williams, State Supervisor, by U.S. mail at Fish and Wildlife Service, Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130; or by fax at (702) 515–5231 (for further information and instruction on the reviewing and commenting process, see Public Review and Comment section below). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeri Krueger, Habitat Conservation Planning Coordinator, Fish and Wildlife Service PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (see ADDRESSES), telephone (702) 515– 5230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Availability of Documents Individuals wishing copies of the application, proposed HCP, or EAS should contact us by telephone (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) or by letter (see ADDRESSES). Copies of the subject documents are also available for public inspection during regular business hours at the Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office (see ADDRESSES). Background Section 9 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and Federal regulations prohibit the ‘‘take’’ of a fish or wildlife species listed as endangered or threatened. Take of federally listed fish or wildlife is defined under section 3 of the Act as including to ‘‘harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture or collect, or to attempt to engage in such conduct’’ (16 U.S.C. 1538). We may, under limited circumstances, issue permits to authorize ‘‘incidental take’’ of listed species. ‘‘Incidental take’’ is defined by the Act as take that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying out an otherwise lawful activity. Regulations governing permits for threatened species and endangered species, respectively, are at 50 CFR 17.32 and 50 CFR 17.22. The Applicant is seeking a permit with a 7-year term for the incidental take of the desert tortoise. The Applicant proposes to develop and carry out construction activities on 60 acres of land, associated with the development of the shopping center, improvement of adjacent roadways, installation of utility services, and construction of flood control facilities. The shopping center complex is estimated to occupy 300,000 square feet with a 175,000 square-foot retail anchor tenant. The shopping center will be constructed within the General Commercial Zoning District located on the east side of State Route 160 in the town of Pahrump. Construction is expected to take approximately 3 to 5 years to complete. The Applicant is requesting a 7-year incidental take permit to include the estimated 5-year construction period and an additional 2 years in the event that construction delays occur. The entire 60-acre parcel will be developed, resulting in the incidental take of any desert tortoises that may occupy the site and the permanent loss of 60 acres of desert tortoise habitat. To minimize and mitigate adverse effects to desert tortoise from the loss of E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 160 (Thursday, August 20, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42109-42110]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-20052]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLAZ9120000 L12200000 AL0000 6100.241A0]


State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Arizona 
Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet on September 17, 2009, at 
the Four Points By Sheraton located at 10220 North Metro Parkway East 
in Phoenix from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Morning agenda items include: 
BLM State Director's update on statewide issues; update on BLM's Four-
Tracks to Solar Energy Development in Arizona, and a presentation on 
the Restoration Design Energy Project; discussion and approval of the 
RAC Annual Work Plan modifications pertaining to the BLM Arizona 
strategies and priorities; update on the Gila Unit Travel Management 
Plan process; RAC questions on BLM District Managers' Reports; and 
reports by RAC working groups. A public comment period will be provided 
at 11:30 a.m. on September 17, 2009, for any interested publics who 
wish to address the Council on BLM programs and business.
    Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the RAC has 
been designated as the RRAC, and has the authority to review all BLM 
and Forest Service (FS) recreation fee proposals in Arizona. The 
afternoon meeting agenda on September 17 will include a brief review 
and discussion of the Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) Working Group 
Report, and one BLM fee proposal in Arizona. The fee proposal described 
below was presented at the June 25, RAC meeting. However, it was not 
voted on because the RAC lacked a quorum.
    The BLM Kingman Field Office is proposing to increase fees for use 
of its recreation facilities beginning October 1, 2009. The fee sites 
and proposed changes are: (1) Burro Creek Individual Sites ($10 to 
$14), Burro Creek Group Site ($30 to $50), Wild Cow Springs Individual 
Sites ($5 to $8), Wild Cow Springs Group Site ($15 to $20), and Windy 
Point Individual Sites ($4 to $8). The purpose of the BLM fee increase 
is to continue maintenance and improve its campground facilities.
    Following the BLM proposal, the RRAC will open the meeting to 
public comments on the fee proposal. After completing their RRAC 
business, the BLM RAC will reconvene to provide recommendations to the 
RAC Designated Federal Official on the fee proposal and discuss future 
RAC meetings and locations.

DATES: Effective Date: August 14, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Stevens, Bureau of Land 
Management, Arizona State Office, One North Central Avenue, Suite 800,

[[Page 42110]]

Phoenix, Arizona 85004-4427, 602-417-9504.

Helen M. Hankins,
Arizona Associate State Director.
[FR Doc. E9-20052 Filed 8-19-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-32-P