Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan for the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument, Las Cruces District Office, New Mexico and Associated Environmental Impact Statement, 431-432 [E9-31248]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 2 / Tuesday, January 5, 2010 / Notices until February 19, 2010. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media, newspapers, and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/ cedar_city/planning.html. In order to be considered in the Draft EIS, all comments must be received prior to the close of the scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. The BLM will provide additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of the Draft EIS. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Sigurd-Red Butte 345 Transmission Line Project by any of the following methods: • Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/ en/fo/cedar_city/planning.html. • Mail: Bureau of Land Management, Cedar City Field Office, 176 East D.L. Sargent Drive, Cedar City, Utah 84721, Attention: Lucas Lucero. • E-mail: utsrbproj@blm.gov. Documents pertinent to the right-ofway (ROW) application for the transmission line project may be examined at: • U.S. Forest Service, Dixie Office, 1789 North Wedgewood Lane, Cedar City, Utah 84721. • U.S. Forest Service, Fishlake Office, 115 East 900 North, Richfield, Utah 84701. • BLM, Cedar City Field Office, 176 D.L. Sargent Drive, Cedar City, Utah 84721. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have your name added to our mailing list, contact Lucas Lucero, BLM Project Manager; telephone (702) 515–5059; e-mail Lucas_Lucero@blm.gov; address BLM, Cedar City Field Office, 176 East D.L. Sargent Drive, Cedar City, Utah 84721. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PacifiCorp, doing business as Rocky Mountain Power Company, has filed a ROW application seeking authorization to construct, operate, maintain, and decommission a 345 kV single-circuit overhead electric transmission line on Federal lands. The project would provide an additional 600 megawatts of reliable electrical capacity by 2014 to respond to anticipated load growth in Southwestern Utah. The proposed project begins at the existing Sigurd Substation near Richfield, Utah, and terminates at the existing Red Butte Substation near the town of Central, Utah. The project area spans approximately 160 miles. Rocky Mountain Power Company has identified multiple alternative routes between the two substations. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:41 Jan 04, 2010 Jkt 220001 Alternative routes identified so far would affect Federal, State, and private lands. The requested ROW width on Federal lands is 150 feet. Rocky Mountain Power Company proposes to predominantly use steel H-frame towers approximately 80 to 130 feet in height with average spans between towers of 1,000 to 1,200 feet. Permanent access roads approximately 14 feet wide would be needed. Temporary work space would be needed during construction for material storage, conductor tensioning sites, and to accommodate vehicles and equipment. Alternative routes currently identified would use portions of utility corridors on Federal lands and parallel portions of existing overhead and underground utilities and roadways. The BLM is the designated lead Federal agency for preparation of the EIS. Other agencies with legal jurisdiction or special expertise have been invited to participate as cooperating agencies in preparation of the EIS. Currently, the U.S. Forest Service (Dixie and Fishlake National Forests), State of Utah, Millard County, Sevier County, Beaver County, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, City of St. George, and City of Enterprise have agreed to participate as cooperating agencies. 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: public health and safety, noise, visual intrusions, migratory bird habitat, crucial deer and elk habitat, Utah Prairie Dog habitat, socioeconomic impacts, cultural and historic sites, National Scenic and Historic Trails, and nearby inventoried roadless areas on National Forests. The BLM will use and coordinate 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 and Tribal concerns will be given due consideration, including impacts on Indian trust assets. Federal, State, and local agencies, along with other 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 PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 431 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. Selma Sierra, State Director. [FR Doc. E9–31239 Filed 1–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNML00000 L16100000.DO0000] Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan for the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument, Las Cruces District Office, New Mexico and Associated Environmental Impact Statement AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. SUMMARY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Cruces District Office, Las Cruces, New Mexico, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) with an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. The RMP will replace the existing Mimbres RMP (1993). DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the RMP with associated EIS. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until February 4, 2010. The dates and locations of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media, newsletters, and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nm/st/en/fo/ Las_Cruces_District_Office. html. In order to be included in the Draft EIS, all comments must be received prior to the close of the scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. We will provide additional opportunities for E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with PROPOSALS 432 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 2 / Tuesday, January 5, 2010 / Notices public participation upon publication of the Draft RMP/EIS. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria related to Prehistoric Trackways National Monument RMP/EIS by any of the following methods: • Web site: http://www.blm.gov/nm/ st/en/fo/ Las_Cruces_District_Office.html. • E-mail: lcfo_rmp@nm.blm.gov. • Fax: (575) 525–4412. • Mail: BLM, Las Cruces District Office, 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Las Cruces District Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have your name added to our mailing list, contact Lori Allen; telephone (575) 525–4454; address BLM, Las Cruces District Office, 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005; e-mail Lori_Allen@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides notice that the BLM District Office, Las Cruces, New Mexico, intends to: (1) Prepare an RMP with an associated EIS for the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument; (2) announce the beginning of the scoping process; and (3) seek public input on issues and planning criteria. ˜ The planning area is located in Dona Ana County, New Mexico and encompasses approximately 6,000 acres of public land. 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 planning process. Preliminary issues for the planning area have been identified by BLM personnel, Federal, State, and local agencies, and other stakeholders and include Paleozoic resource protection, scientific research, off-highway vehicle use/recreation, and interpretation and education. Preliminary planning criteria will include the following: 1. The RMP will be in compliance with the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, FLPMA, NEPA, and all other applicable laws, regulations, and policies; 2. Land use decisions will apply to the surface and subsurface estate managed by the BLM; 3. The planning process will follow the BLM Land Use Planning Handbook, H–1601–1 and NEPA Handbook, H– 1790–1 for program specific guidance; 4. Public participation and collaboration will be an integral part of the planning process; VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:41 Jan 04, 2010 Jkt 220001 5. The BLM will strive to make decisions in the plan compatible with the existing plans and policies of adjacent local, State, and Federal agencies and tribal entities, as long as the decisions are consistent with the purposes, policies, and programs of Federal law and regulations applicable to public land; 6. The RMP will recognize valid existing rights; 7. The RMP will incorporate, where applicable, management decisions brought forward from existing planning documents; 8. The BLM will work cooperatively and collaboratively with cooperating agencies and all other interested groups, agencies, and individuals; 9. The BLM will consider public welfare and safety when addressing hazardous materials and fire management; 10. Geographic Information System and metadata information will meet Federal Geographic Data Committee standards, as required by Executive Order 12906; 11. The planning process will provide for ongoing consultation with tribal entities and strategies for protecting recognized traditional uses; 12. Planning and management direction will focus on the relative values of resources and not the combination of uses that will give the greatest economic return or economic output; 13. Where practicable and timely for the planning effort, the best available scientific information, research, and new technologies will be used; and 14. The Economic Profile System will be used as one source of demographic and economic data for the planning process. You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing to the BLM at any public scoping meeting, or you may submit them to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. 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. The minutes and list of attendees for each scoping meeting will be available to the public and open for 30 days after the meeting to any participant who wishes to clarify the views he or she expressed. The BLM will evaluate PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 identified issues to be addressed in the plan, and will place them into one of three categories: 1. Issues to be resolved in the plan; 2. Issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action; or 3. Issues beyond the scope of this plan. The BLM will provide an explanation in the Draft RMP/Draft EIS as to why an issue was placed in category two or three. The public is also encouraged to help identify any management questions and concerns that should be addressed in the plan. The BLM will work collaboratively with interested parties to identify the management decisions that are best suited to local, regional, and national needs and concerns. The BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the plan in order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns identified. Specialists with expertise in the following disciplines will be involved in the planning process: Planning and NEPA, Paleontology, Outdoor Recreation, Minerals and Geology, Archeology, Wildlife, and others as may be needed. Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7; 43 CFR 1610.2. Linda S. C. Rundell, State Director, New Mexico. [FR Doc. E9–31248 Filed 1–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–VC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Extension of Concession Contracts National Park Service, Interior. Public notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Effective Date: January 1, 2010. Jo A. Pendry, Chief, Commercial Services Program, National Park Service, 1201 Eye Street, NW., 11th Floor, Washington, DC, 20005, Telephone 202/ 513–7156. SUMMARY: Pursuant to 36 CFR 51.23, public notice is hereby given that the National Park Service proposes to extend the following expiring concession contracts for a period of up to 1 year, or until such time as a new contract is executed, whichever occurs sooner. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All of the listed concession authorizations will expire by their terms on or before December 31, 2009. The National Park Service has determined that the proposed short-term extensions are necessary in order to avoid interruption DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 2 (Tuesday, January 5, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 431-432]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-31248]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNML00000 L16100000.DO0000]


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan for the 
Prehistoric Trackways National Monument, Las Cruces District Office, 
New Mexico and Associated Environmental Impact Statement

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las 
Cruces District Office, Las Cruces, New Mexico, intends to prepare a 
Resource Management Plan (RMP) with an associated Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) for the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument and by 
this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to 
solicit public comments and identify issues. The RMP will replace the 
existing Mimbres RMP (1993).

DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the RMP 
with associated EIS. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing 
until February 4, 2010. The dates and locations of any scoping meetings 
will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media, 
newsletters, and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nm/st/en/fo/Las_Cruces_District_Office.html html. In order to be included in the 
Draft EIS, all comments must be received prior to the close of the 
scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is 
later. We will provide additional opportunities for

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public participation upon publication of the Draft RMP/EIS.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria 
related to Prehistoric Trackways National Monument RMP/EIS by any of 
the following methods:
     Web site: http://www.blm.gov/nm/st/en/fo/Las_Cruces_District_Office.html.
     E-mail: lcfo_rmp@nm.blm.gov.
     Fax: (575) 525-4412.
     Mail: BLM, Las Cruces District Office, 1800 Marquess 
Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005.

    Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Las 
Cruces District Office.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have 
your name added to our mailing list, contact Lori Allen; telephone 
(575) 525-4454; address BLM, Las Cruces District Office, 1800 Marquess 
Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005; e-mail Lori_Allen@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides notice that the BLM 
District Office, Las Cruces, New Mexico, intends to: (1) Prepare an RMP 
with an associated EIS for the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument; 
(2) announce the beginning of the scoping process; and (3) seek public 
input on issues and planning criteria.
    The planning area is located in Do[ntilde]a Ana County, New Mexico 
and encompasses approximately 6,000 acres of public land.
    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 planning process. Preliminary 
issues for the planning area have been identified by BLM personnel, 
Federal, State, and local agencies, and other stakeholders and include 
Paleozoic resource protection, scientific research, off-highway vehicle 
use/recreation, and interpretation and education. Preliminary planning 
criteria will include the following:
    1. The RMP will be in compliance with the Omnibus Public Land 
Management Act of 2009, FLPMA, NEPA, and all other applicable laws, 
regulations, and policies;
    2. Land use decisions will apply to the surface and subsurface 
estate managed by the BLM;
    3. The planning process will follow the BLM Land Use Planning 
Handbook, H-1601-1 and NEPA Handbook, H-1790-1 for program specific 
guidance;
    4. Public participation and collaboration will be an integral part 
of the planning process;
    5. The BLM will strive to make decisions in the plan compatible 
with the existing plans and policies of adjacent local, State, and 
Federal agencies and tribal entities, as long as the decisions are 
consistent with the purposes, policies, and programs of Federal law and 
regulations applicable to public land;
    6. The RMP will recognize valid existing rights;
    7. The RMP will incorporate, where applicable, management decisions 
brought forward from existing planning documents;
    8. The BLM will work cooperatively and collaboratively with 
cooperating agencies and all other interested groups, agencies, and 
individuals;
    9. The BLM will consider public welfare and safety when addressing 
hazardous materials and fire management;
    10. Geographic Information System and metadata information will 
meet Federal Geographic Data Committee standards, as required by 
Executive Order 12906;
    11. The planning process will provide for ongoing consultation with 
tribal entities and strategies for protecting recognized traditional 
uses;
    12. Planning and management direction will focus on the relative 
values of resources and not the combination of uses that will give the 
greatest economic return or economic output;
    13. Where practicable and timely for the planning effort, the best 
available scientific information, research, and new technologies will 
be used; and
    14. The Economic Profile System will be used as one source of 
demographic and economic data for the planning process.
    You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing 
to the BLM at any public scoping meeting, or you may submit them to the 
BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. 
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. The minutes and list of attendees for each scoping 
meeting will be available to the public and open for 30 days after the 
meeting to any participant who wishes to clarify the views he or she 
expressed. The BLM will evaluate identified issues to be addressed in 
the plan, and will place them into one of three categories:
    1. Issues to be resolved in the plan;
    2. Issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action; 
or
    3. Issues beyond the scope of this plan.
    The BLM will provide an explanation in the Draft RMP/Draft EIS as 
to why an issue was placed in category two or three. The public is also 
encouraged to help identify any management questions and concerns that 
should be addressed in the plan. The BLM will work collaboratively with 
interested parties to identify the management decisions that are best 
suited to local, regional, and national needs and concerns.
    The BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the plan 
in order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns 
identified. Specialists with expertise in the following disciplines 
will be involved in the planning process: Planning and NEPA, 
Paleontology, Outdoor Recreation, Minerals and Geology, Archeology, 
Wildlife, and others as may be needed.

    Authority:  40 CFR 1501.7; 43 CFR 1610.2.

Linda S. C. Rundell,
State Director, New Mexico.
[FR Doc. E9-31248 Filed 1-4-10; 8:45 am]
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