Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Alabama and Mississippi Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, 61169 [E9-27785]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 224 / Monday, November 23, 2009 / Notices jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES the city of Ridgecrest in Kern County, California. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and guide the process for developing the EIS. At present, the BLM has identified the following preliminary issues: special area designations; social and economic impacts, including impacts to the public from traffic; ground and surface water quantity and quality; special status species management; cultural resources; and visual resources. Authorization of this proposal may require amendment of the CDCA Plan (1980, as amended). By this notice, the BLM is complying with requirements in 43 CFR 1610.2(c) to notify the public of potential amendments to land use plans, predicated on the findings of the EIS. If a land use plan amendment is necessary, the BLM will integrate the land use planning process with the NEPA process for this project. The BLM will use the NEPA commenting process to satisfy the public involvement process for Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470f) as provided for in 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). Native American Tribal consultations will be conducted in accordance with BLM policy, and Tribal concerns will be given due consideration, including impacts on Indian trust assets. Federal, State, and local agencies, tribes, and stakeholders that may be interested or affected by the BLM’s decision on this project are invited to participate in the scoping process and, if eligible, may request or be requested by the BLM to participate as a cooperating agency. 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. Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 43 CFR 1610.2. Thomas Pogacnik, Deputy State Director, Natural Resources, California State Office. [FR Doc. E9–27981 Filed 11–20–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:37 Nov 20, 2009 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLES002000.L16100000.DO0000.L.X.SS. 015M0000] Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Alabama and Mississippi Resource Management Plan/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)/Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the states of Alabama and Mississippi. The Eastern State Director signed the ROD on January 30, 2009, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the approved RMP effective immediately. ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD/ approved RMP are available upon request from the Field Manager, Jackson Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 411 Briarwood Drive Suite 404, Jackson, Mississippi 39206 or via the Internet at http://wwwblm.gov/es/st/ en/fo/Jackson_Home_Page.html, e-mail Gary_Taylor@blm.gov, or telephone Gary Taylor at (601) 977–5400. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Taylor. • E-mail: Gary_Taylor@blm.gov. • Mail: Jackson Field Office, BLM, Attn: Gary Taylor, 411 Briarwood Drive, Suite 404, Jackson, Mississippi 39206. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The planning area is located in the states of Alabama and Mississippi. This planning activity encompasses approximately 1.67 million acres of public lands and resources. The State of Mississippi participated in development of the plan as a cooperating agency. The RMP addresses the following major questions: (1) How will human activities and uses be managed? (2) What facilities, uses, and infrastructure are appropriate to provide resource exploration while managing the protection of the biological, historical, cultural, and visual values of Federal resources in Alabama and Mississippi? (3) How will the RMP be integrated with other Federal and state agency community plans? (4) How will transportation and access be managed? (5) How will the RMP affect economic and social conditions in the area? The Approved RMP was prepared under the authorities of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and the National PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61169 Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Additionally, this plan is consistent with all local plans and policies. The approved RMP is identical to the proposed plan (Alternative 3) presented in the 2008 Proposed RMP/ Final EIS. All decisions covered by the ROD are either land-use planning decisions that were protestable under BLM’s planning regulations (43 CFR 1610), or are implementation decisions that are appealable under 43 CFR part 4, as more fully discussed below. The BLM will develop a plan evaluation methodology to ensure that the RMP is being followed. There was one protest that was denied. The decisions regarding oil and gas leasing and disposal of Federal surface lands are implementation decisions and are appealable under 43 CFR part 4. Any party adversely affected by these decisions may appeal within 30 days of publication of this Notice of Availability pursuant to 43 CFR part 4, subpart E. The appeal must be filed with the Jackson Field Manager at the above listed address. Please consult the appropriate regulations (43 CFR part 4, subpart E) for further appeal requirements. Juan Palma, Director. [FR Doc. E9–27785 Filed 11–20–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GJ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CACA 048810 and CACA 048811, LLCAD06000 L5101 ER0000 LVRBW09B26000] Notice of Intent To Prepare Two Environmental Impact Statements/Staff Assessments for the Proposed Chevron Energy Solutions/Solar Millennium Palen and Blythe Solar Power Plants, Riverside County, CA and Possible Land Use Plan Amendments AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Alabama and 
Mississippi Resource Management Plan/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)/Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) 
for the states of Alabama and Mississippi. The Eastern State Director 
signed the ROD on January 30, 2009, which constitutes the final 
decision of the BLM and makes the approved RMP effective immediately.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD/approved RMP are available upon request 
from the Field Manager, Jackson Field Office, Bureau of Land 
Management, 411 Briarwood Drive Suite 404, Jackson, Mississippi 39206 
or via the Internet at http://wwwblm.gov/es/st/en/fo/Jackson_Home_Page.html, e-mail Gary_Taylor@blm.gov, or telephone Gary Taylor at 
(601) 977-5400.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Taylor.
     E-mail: Gary_Taylor@blm.gov.
     Mail: Jackson Field Office, BLM, Attn: Gary Taylor, 411 
Briarwood Drive, Suite 404, Jackson, Mississippi 39206.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The planning area is located in the states 
of Alabama and Mississippi. This planning activity encompasses 
approximately 1.67 million acres of public lands and resources. The 
State of Mississippi participated in development of the plan as a 
cooperating agency. The RMP addresses the following major questions: 
(1) How will human activities and uses be managed? (2) What facilities, 
uses, and infrastructure are appropriate to provide resource 
exploration while managing the protection of the biological, 
historical, cultural, and visual values of Federal resources in Alabama 
and Mississippi? (3) How will the RMP be integrated with other Federal 
and state agency community plans? (4) How will transportation and 
access be managed? (5) How will the RMP affect economic and social 
conditions in the area?
    The Approved RMP was prepared under the authorities of the Federal 
Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Additionally, this plan is 
consistent with all local plans and policies. The approved RMP is 
identical to the proposed plan (Alternative 3) presented in the 2008 
Proposed RMP/Final EIS. All decisions covered by the ROD are either 
land-use planning decisions that were protestable under BLM's planning 
regulations (43 CFR 1610), or are implementation decisions that are 
appealable under 43 CFR part 4, as more fully discussed below. The BLM 
will develop a plan evaluation methodology to ensure that the RMP is 
being followed. There was one protest that was denied.
    The decisions regarding oil and gas leasing and disposal of Federal 
surface lands are implementation decisions and are appealable under 43 
CFR part 4. Any party adversely affected by these decisions may appeal 
within 30 days of publication of this Notice of Availability pursuant 
to 43 CFR part 4, subpart E.
    The appeal must be filed with the Jackson Field Manager at the 
above listed address. Please consult the appropriate regulations (43 
CFR part 4, subpart E) for further appeal requirements.

Juan Palma,
Director.
[FR Doc. E9-27785 Filed 11-20-09; 8:45 am]
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