Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands in the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range (Including the Britton Springs Administrative Site) in the Southeastern Portion of Carbon County, MT, and the Northern Portion of Big Horn County, WY, 44872-44873 [E9-20987]

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While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public view your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:57 Aug 28, 2009 Jkt 217001 MMS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz (202) 208–7744. Dated: August 11, 2009. Jennifer L. Goldblatt, Acting Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management. [FR Doc. E9–20905 Filed 8–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [MT–010–L10600000 HI0000] Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands in the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range (Including the Britton Springs Administrative Site) in the Southeastern Portion of Carbon County, MT, and the Northern Portion of Big Horn County, WY AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Temporary Closure. Notice is hereby given that a temporary closure to public access, use, or occupancy is in effect on public lands administered by the Billings Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, in the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range in Carbon County, Montana, and Big Horn County, Wyoming. DATES: This temporary closure will be in effect on the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range from 12:01 a.m. MDT on Monday, August 31, 2009 until September 10, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. MDT. The closure will remain in effect at the Britton Springs Administrative Site until 11:59 p.m. MDT on October 1, 2009. ADDRESSES: The Billings Field Office address is 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James M. Sparks, Field Manager, at the address above or by phone at 406–896– 5013. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individuals during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individuals. You will receive a reply during normal hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This temporary closure to public access affects public lands at the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range in Carbon County, Montana, and Bighorn County, Wyoming. The legal description of the affected public lands is: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Principal Meridian, Montana T. 8 S., R. 28 E., Sec. 5, S1⁄2 and S1⁄2N1⁄2; Sec. 6, E1⁄2E1⁄2; Sec. 8, N1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, and NE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 9; Secs. 16 and 17; Sec. 18, E1⁄2E1⁄2; Sec. 19, E1⁄2E1⁄2; Sec. 20; Sec. 21, W1⁄2 and W1⁄2E1⁄2; Sec. 28, W1⁄2; Sec. 29; Sec. 30, E1⁄2E1⁄2; Sec. 31, E1⁄2E1⁄2; Sec. 32; Sec. 33, W1⁄2 and W1⁄2SE1⁄4. Principal Meridian, Montana T. 9 S., R. 27 E., Secs. 1, 2, 11 to 14, inclusive, 23, and 24; Sec. 25, E1⁄2 and E1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 36, N1⁄2NE1⁄4 and SE1⁄4NE1⁄4. Principal Meridian, Montana T. 9 S., R. 28 E., Sec. 4, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, W1⁄2, and SE1⁄4; Secs. 5 to 9, inclusive; Sec. 10, W1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 15, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4; Secs. 16 to 21, inclusive, and 28; Sec. 27, W1⁄2; Secs. 29 to 33, inclusive; Sec. 34, W1⁄2. Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming T. 58 N., R. 95 W., Sec. 19, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 20, N1⁄2N1⁄2, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Secs. 21 and 22; Sec. 23, NW1⁄4 and W1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 27; Sec. 28, N1⁄2; Sec. 29, N1⁄2NE1⁄4 and SE1⁄4NE1⁄4. This temporary closure is necessary to prevent public access, use, or occupancy during wild horse capture operations to ensure the safety and welfare of the public, contractors, and government employees, the orderly execution of authorized actions, and to protect the wild horses as a natural resource on public lands. The gather operation includes the authorized use of low-flying aircraft to herd and capture wild horses from various portions of the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range and adjacent lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service. Animals will be held at the Britton Springs Administrative Site until September 26, 2009, for day-to-day care, veterinary treatment, and preparation for adoption. This will be E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 167 / Monday, August 31, 2009 / Notices the fourth time that helicopters are used as the primary tool for herding horses into capture pens on the Prior Mountain National Wild Horse Range. In order to operate the aircraft in a safe and effective manner, and based on experience gained in the 1997, 2001, and 2003 gathers, it is necessary to close the affected areas to all public use during actual capture operations. The wild horses primarily occupy three geographic areas of the range, including lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service, the area around Pen’s Cabin, and the Dry Head/Layout Creek portions of the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. Gather operations will be conducted at various times and locations to be determined by the contracting officer’s representative in consultation with the contractor. It is anticipated that the gather operation will take approximately seven days, but could last 10 days depending on weather, location of herds, success of capture operations, and other variable conditions. Areas subject to temporary closure include all lands within the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range administered by the Bureau of Land Management. Not all subject lands will be closed during the entire period; the public will be authorized to use those areas where capture operations are not in progress. Areas from which the public will be temporarily excluded will be dependent upon the actual area of operation which will be variable according to the needs of the contractor. Areas temporarily closed to public access will be so posted at main entry points with signs, barricades, and copies of this temporary closure notice. Maps of the affected area and other documents associated with this closure area are available at the Billings Field Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101. This temporary closure may be rescinded prior to September 10, 2009, if gather operations are successfully completed before that date. The Britton Springs area will remain temporarily closed until October 1, 2009, after horses are adopted or sold. Once gathering operations have been completed, the public will be allowed to view the horses held at Britton Springs prior to release or adoption at times to be arranged. Further information may be obtained from the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range 2009 Gather and Population Management Plan and Environmental Assessment, #DOI—BLM—MT—C010– 2009–35–EA. This document is available upon request from the Field Manager, Billings Field Office, Bureau VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:57 Aug 28, 2009 Jkt 217001 of Land Management, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101. Under the authority of section 303(a) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1733(a)), 43 CFR 8360.0–7, and 43 CFR 8364.1, the Bureau of Land Management will enforce the following rule(s) within the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range: Temporary Closure to public access, use or occupancy on public lands in the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range in the southeastern portion of Carbon County, Montana, and the northern portion of Big Horn County, Wyoming. The following persons are exempt from this temporary closure: Federal, state, and local officers and employees in the performance of their official duties; members of organized rescue or fire-fighting forces in the performance of their official duties; and persons with written authorization from the Bureau of Land Management. Any person who violates the above rule may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined no more than $1,000, imprisoned for no more than 12 months, or both. Such violations may also be subject to the enhanced fines provided for by 18 U.S.C. 3571. Howard A. Lemm, Associate State Director. [FR Doc. E9–20987 Filed 8–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Community Oriented Policing Services [OMB Number 1103–0096] Agency Information Collection Activities: Emergency Extension and Revision of a Previously Approved Collection, With Change; Comments Requested ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: COPS Application Guide. The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The emergency revision of a previously approved information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days for public comment until October 30, 2009. This process is PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44873 conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. If you have comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed emergency information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Rebekah Dorr, Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 1100 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Emergency extension and revision of a previously approved collection, with change; comments requested. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: COPS Application Guide. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: None. U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Law enforcement agencies and other public and private entities that apply for COPS Office grants or cooperative agreements will be asked to review the COPS Application Guide. The COPS Application Guide provides instructions for all applicants and is the result of a COPS Office business process reengineering effort. E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[MT-010-L10600000 HI0000]


Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands in the Pryor Mountain 
Wild Horse Range (Including the Britton Springs Administrative Site) in 
the Southeastern Portion of Carbon County, MT, and the Northern Portion 
of Big Horn County, WY

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Temporary Closure.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a temporary closure to public 
access, use, or occupancy is in effect on public lands administered by 
the Billings Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, in the Pryor 
Mountain Wild Horse Range in Carbon County, Montana, and Big Horn 
County, Wyoming.

DATES: This temporary closure will be in effect on the Pryor Mountain 
Wild Horse Range from 12:01 a.m. MDT on Monday, August 31, 2009 until 
September 10, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. MDT. The closure will remain in effect 
at the Britton Springs Administrative Site until 11:59 p.m. MDT on 
October 1, 2009.

ADDRESSES: The Billings Field Office address is 5001 Southgate Drive, 
Billings, Montana 59101.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James M. Sparks, Field Manager, at the 
address above or by phone at 406-896-5013. Persons who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above 
individuals during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 
hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the 
above individuals. You will receive a reply during normal hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This temporary closure to public access 
affects public lands at the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range in Carbon 
County, Montana, and Bighorn County, Wyoming. The legal description of 
the affected public lands is:

Principal Meridian, Montana

T. 8 S., R. 28 E.,
    Sec. 5, S\1/2\ and S\1/2\N\1/2\;
    Sec. 6, E\1/2\E\1/2\;
    Sec. 8, N\1/2\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, and NE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 9;
    Secs. 16 and 17;
    Sec. 18, E\1/2\E\1/2\;
    Sec. 19, E\1/2\E\1/2\;
    Sec. 20;
    Sec. 21, W\1/2\ and W\1/2\E\1/2\;
    Sec. 28, W\1/2\;
    Sec. 29;
    Sec. 30, E\1/2\E\1/2\;
    Sec. 31, E\1/2\E\1/2\;
    Sec. 32;
    Sec. 33, W\1/2\ and W\1/2\SE\1/4\.

Principal Meridian, Montana

T. 9 S., R. 27 E.,
    Secs. 1, 2, 11 to 14, inclusive, 23, and 24;
    Sec. 25, E\1/2\ and E\1/2\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 36, N\1/2\NE\1/4\ and SE\1/4\NE\1/4\.

Principal Meridian, Montana

T. 9 S., R. 28 E.,
    Sec. 4, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, W\1/2\, and SE\1/4\;
    Secs. 5 to 9, inclusive;
    Sec. 10, W\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 15, NW\1/4\NW\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, and SW\1/4\;
    Secs. 16 to 21, inclusive, and 28;
    Sec. 27, W\1/2\;
    Secs. 29 to 33, inclusive;
    Sec. 34, W\1/2\.

Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming

T. 58 N., R. 95 W.,
    Sec. 19, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 20, N\1/2\N\1/2\, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    Secs. 21 and 22;
    Sec. 23, NW\1/4\ and W\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 27;
    Sec. 28, N\1/2\;
    Sec. 29, N\1/2\NE\1/4\ and SE\1/4\NE\1/4\.

    This temporary closure is necessary to prevent public access, use, 
or occupancy during wild horse capture operations to ensure the safety 
and welfare of the public, contractors, and government employees, the 
orderly execution of authorized actions, and to protect the wild horses 
as a natural resource on public lands. The gather operation includes 
the authorized use of low-flying aircraft to herd and capture wild 
horses from various portions of the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range and 
adjacent lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service. Animals will be 
held at the Britton Springs Administrative Site until September 26, 
2009, for day-to-day care, veterinary treatment, and preparation for 
adoption. This will be

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the fourth time that helicopters are used as the primary tool for 
herding horses into capture pens on the Prior Mountain National Wild 
Horse Range. In order to operate the aircraft in a safe and effective 
manner, and based on experience gained in the 1997, 2001, and 2003 
gathers, it is necessary to close the affected areas to all public use 
during actual capture operations. The wild horses primarily occupy 
three geographic areas of the range, including lands administered by 
the U.S. Forest Service, the area around Pen's Cabin, and the Dry Head/
Layout Creek portions of the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. 
Gather operations will be conducted at various times and locations to 
be determined by the contracting officer's representative in 
consultation with the contractor.
    It is anticipated that the gather operation will take approximately 
seven days, but could last 10 days depending on weather, location of 
herds, success of capture operations, and other variable conditions. 
Areas subject to temporary closure include all lands within the Pryor 
Mountain Wild Horse Range administered by the Bureau of Land 
Management. Not all subject lands will be closed during the entire 
period; the public will be authorized to use those areas where capture 
operations are not in progress. Areas from which the public will be 
temporarily excluded will be dependent upon the actual area of 
operation which will be variable according to the needs of the 
contractor.
    Areas temporarily closed to public access will be so posted at main 
entry points with signs, barricades, and copies of this temporary 
closure notice. Maps of the affected area and other documents 
associated with this closure area are available at the Billings Field 
Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101.
    This temporary closure may be rescinded prior to September 10, 
2009, if gather operations are successfully completed before that date. 
The Britton Springs area will remain temporarily closed until October 
1, 2009, after horses are adopted or sold. Once gathering operations 
have been completed, the public will be allowed to view the horses held 
at Britton Springs prior to release or adoption at times to be 
arranged.
    Further information may be obtained from the Pryor Mountain Wild 
Horse Range 2009 Gather and Population Management Plan and 
Environmental Assessment, DOI--BLM--MT--C010-2009-35-EA. This 
document is available upon request from the Field Manager, Billings 
Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 5001 Southgate Drive, 
Billings, Montana 59101.
    Under the authority of section 303(a) of the Federal Land Policy 
and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1733(a)), 43 CFR 8360.0-7, and 43 
CFR 8364.1, the Bureau of Land Management will enforce the following 
rule(s) within the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range:
    Temporary Closure to public access, use or occupancy on public 
lands in the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range in the southeastern 
portion of Carbon County, Montana, and the northern portion of Big Horn 
County, Wyoming.
    The following persons are exempt from this temporary closure: 
Federal, state, and local officers and employees in the performance of 
their official duties; members of organized rescue or fire-fighting 
forces in the performance of their official duties; and persons with 
written authorization from the Bureau of Land Management.
    Any person who violates the above rule may be tried before a United 
States Magistrate and fined no more than $1,000, imprisoned for no more 
than 12 months, or both. Such violations may also be subject to the 
enhanced fines provided for by 18 U.S.C. 3571.

Howard A. Lemm,
Associate State Director.
[FR Doc. E9-20987 Filed 8-28-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-DN-P