Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period to Notice of Availability of the Draft Jarbidge Field Office Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Idaho, 74742-74743 [2010-30190]

Download as PDF 74742 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 230 / Wednesday, December 1, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLIDT030000.L16510000.IU0000.241A.00] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed North Highway 20 Travel Management Plan and Possible Management Framework Plan Amendment Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Shoshone Field Office, Shoshone, Idaho intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) which may include an amendment to the 1981 Sun Valley Management Framework Plan (MFP) and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the EA and possible MFP amendment. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until January 3, 2011. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/ id/. In order to be included in the EA and draft plan amendment, 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 public participation upon publication of the EA and draft plan amendment. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria related to the North Highway 20 Travel Management Plan by any of the following methods: • E-mail: North_Highway20_Travel_ Plan@blm.gov • Fax: (208) 732–7317, Attention: John Kurtz; or • Mail: North Highway 20 Travel Management Plan, 400 West ‘‘F’’ Street, Shoshone, Idaho 83352 Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Shoshone Field Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To have your name added to our mailing list contact John Kurtz, Outdoor Recreation Planner, BLM Shoshone Field Office, 400 West F Street, jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:11 Nov 30, 2010 Jkt 223001 Shoshone, Idaho 83352 or telephone: (208) 732–7296. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The planning area consists of 239,145 acres of BLM-managed public land and approximately 660 miles of existing roads and trails lying north of Highway 20 within the BLM Shoshone Field Office. Boundaries include Chimney Creek on the west and Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve and Fish Creek on the east. The Sun Valley MFP designated the majority of the planning area as ‘‘Open’’ to off-highway vehicles (OHV), meaning OHVs can travel cross-country. The planning area will be evaluated using current policy and resource information to consider and identify as planning decisions areas ‘‘Open,’’ ‘‘Limited to Designated Routes,’’ or ‘‘Closed’’ to OHV use. A ‘‘Limited to Designated Routes’’ designation would result in motorized and possibly mechanized vehicles being limited to designated roads and trails, while a ‘‘Closed’’ designation precludes OHV travel altogether. The OHV designations in the Sun Valley MFP would be amended as a result of the travel management plan decision. In addition to the plan decisions described above, the travel management implementation plan will also make implementation decisions regarding designated routes and type of use. Future travel management development, such as parking areas and trailheads and future trail construction corridors on public land, may also be considered in order to facilitate travel through public lands and provide trail-based recreational opportunities. There is a need to be responsive to current and future demand for recreational opportunities and to provide access to support livestock operations, realty actions and private in-holdings. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the EA, including alternatives, and guide the process for developing the EA. At present, the BLM has identified the following preliminary issues: Demand for trail-based recreational opportunities; unauthorized trail construction; resource impacts resulting from vehicles traveling cross-country; conflicts between user groups (motorized and non-motorized); conflicts between recreationists and livestock operations; and legal access to public lands. Authorization of this proposal may require amendment of the 1981 Sun Valley MFP. By this notice, the BLM is complying with requirements in 43 CFR 1610.2(c) to notify the public of PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 potential amendments to land use plans, predicated on the findings of the EA. 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 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. 470(f)) as provided for in 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). Native American tribal consultations will be conducted in accordance with policy and tribal concerns. Potential impacts on Indian trust assets will be given due consideration. Federal, state, and local agencies, along with other stakeholders that may be interested in 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. Ruth Miller, Field Manager. [FR Doc. 2010–30188 Filed 11–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLIDT01000.L16100000.DP0000.LXSS 081D0000] Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period to Notice of Availability of the Draft Jarbidge Field Office Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Idaho Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a Notice of Availability of the Draft Jarbidge Field Office Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in the Federal Register on September 3, 2010 [75 FR 54177] and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 230 / Wednesday, December 1, 2010 / Notices announced the availability of these documents. In response to multiple requests, the BLM is extending the public comment period for the Draft RMP and Draft EIS until January 31, 2010. DATES: The comment period is extended to January 31, 2010. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Jarbidge Field Office Draft RMP/Draft EIS have been sent to tribal governments, Federal, state, and local government agencies and other stakeholders. Copies of the Draft RMP/Draft EIS are available for public inspection at the Jarbidge Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 2536 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301. Interested persons may also review the Draft RMP/Draft EIS at the following Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ id/st/en/prog/planning/ jarbidge_resource.html. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: ID_Jarbidge_RMP@blm.gov. • Fax: (208) 736–2375, Attention: Jarbidge Planning Team. • Mail: Jarbidge Planning Team, BLM Jarbidge Field Office, 2536 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Vander Voet, Jarbidge Field Office Manager, or Aimee Betts, Jarbidge RMP Project Manager, telephone (208) 736–2350; address Jarbidge Field Office, 2536 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft RMP/Draft EIS addresses public land and resources managed by the Jarbidge Field Office in parts of Elmore, Owyhee, and Twin Falls Counties in southcentral Idaho and Elko County in northern Nevada. These lands and resources are currently managed under the 1987 Jarbidge RMP, as amended. The planning area extends from the Bruneau River on the west to Salmon Falls Creek on the east, and from the Snake River on the north to the northern boundaries of the BLM Elko Field Office and the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest on the south. The Jarbidge RMP addresses management on approximately 1.4 million acres of public land and 1.6 million acres of Federal mineral estate VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:11 Nov 30, 2010 Jkt 223001 in the Jarbidge Field Office. Planning decisions in the RMP will only apply to the BLM-administered public lands and mineral estate in the planning area. The Draft RMP/Draft EIS includes a series of management actions, within six management alternatives, designed to achieve or maintain desired future conditions that have been defined through the planning process for various concerns including, but not limited to: vegetation, livestock grazing, recreation, energy development, and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 1506.10 and 43 CFR 1610.2, 1610.5. Steven A. Ellis, Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Director. [FR Doc. 2010–30190 Filed 11–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVW00000 L14300000.ET0000 241A; NEV–051742; 11–08807; MO#4500012855; TAS: 14X1109] Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension, Corrections to Existing Withdrawal, and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) filed an application to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6849 for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 6849 withdrew approximately 457,800 acres of Federal lands, known as the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, from mineral entry and location under the United States mining laws to protect the wildlife habitat and unique resource values of the refuge lands. In addition, this notice corrects errors made in describing unsurveyed lands in Township 46 North, Range 27 East, and in the calculation of total acreage withdrawn by PLO No. 6849. This notice gives an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed withdrawal extension and announces the date, time, and location of a public meeting. DATES: For a period of 90 days from the date of publication of this notice, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the proposed withdrawal may do so in writing until March 1, 2011. The public will also be notified of the meeting date by announcement in a SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74743 local newspaper and on the BLM Web site: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/ wfo.html at least 30 days prior to the scheduled date of the meeting. ADDRESSES: Comments should be mailed to: Humboldt River Field Manager, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, NV 89445, or e-mailed to: Michael_Truden@blm.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Truden, 775–623–1500, or email: Michael_Truden@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FWS Region 1 has filed an application to extend the withdrawal established by PLO No. 6849 (56 FR 16278), for an additional 20-year term. The PLO withdrew the following described Federal lands from location under the United States mining laws and will expire on April 21, 2011, unless extended. Mount Diablo Meridian T. 45 N., R. 22 E., Secs. 1 and 2; Sec. 3, lots 1, 2, and 4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 10, N1⁄2N1⁄2, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, and E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Secs. 11 to 14, inclusive; Sec. 15, NE1⁄4, W1⁄2NW1⁄4, NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, and E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 19; Sec. 20, NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, and S1⁄2; Sec. 21; Sec. 22, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2N1⁄2, and S1⁄2; Secs. 23 to 34, inclusive; Sec. 35, NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, and S1⁄2; Sec. 36. T. 46 N., R. 22 E., Secs. 1 to 5, inclusive; Sec. 6, lots 1 and 2, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 7, lots 1, 2, and 4, NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, and S1⁄2SE1⁄4; Secs. 8 and 9; Sec. 10, E1⁄2, W1⁄2W1⁄2, and SE1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 11, N1⁄2, SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 12, N1⁄2NE1⁄4, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 13, N1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 14, NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, and S1⁄2; Sec. 15, W1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2, and SE1⁄4; Secs. 16, 17, 18, 22, and 23; Sec. 24, W1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2, and SE1⁄4; Secs. 25, 26, 27, 34, 35, and 36. T. 47 N., R. 22 E., Secs. 13, 14, and 15; Sec. 16, lot 4 and W1⁄2SW1⁄4; Secs. 17 to 20, inclusive; Sec. 21, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4 and E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Secs. 22 to 27, inclusive; Sec. 28, E1⁄2E1⁄2, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 29, NE1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 230 (Wednesday, December 1, 2010)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-30190]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLIDT01000.L16100000.DP0000.LXSS081D0000]


Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period to Notice of 
Availability of the Draft Jarbidge Field Office Resource Management 
Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Idaho

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of extension.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a Notice of 
Availability of the Draft Jarbidge Field Office Resource Management 
Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in the Federal 
Register on September 3, 2010 [75 FR 54177] and

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announced the availability of these documents. In response to multiple 
requests, the BLM is extending the public comment period for the Draft 
RMP and Draft EIS until January 31, 2010.

DATES: The comment period is extended to January 31, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Jarbidge Field Office Draft RMP/Draft EIS have 
been sent to tribal governments, Federal, state, and local government 
agencies and other stakeholders. Copies of the Draft RMP/Draft EIS are 
available for public inspection at the Jarbidge Field Office, Bureau of 
Land Management, 2536 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301. 
Interested persons may also review the Draft RMP/Draft EIS at the 
following Web site: http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/prog/planning/jarbidge_resource.html. You may submit comments by any of the 
following methods:
     E-mail: ID_Jarbidge_RMP@blm.gov.
     Fax: (208) 736-2375, Attention: Jarbidge Planning Team.
     Mail: Jarbidge Planning Team, BLM Jarbidge Field Office, 
2536 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Vander Voet, Jarbidge Field 
Office Manager, or Aimee Betts, Jarbidge RMP Project Manager, telephone 
(208) 736-2350; address Jarbidge Field Office, 2536 Kimberly Road, Twin 
Falls, Idaho 83301. 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft RMP/Draft EIS addresses public 
land and resources managed by the Jarbidge Field Office in parts of 
Elmore, Owyhee, and Twin Falls Counties in south-central Idaho and Elko 
County in northern Nevada. These lands and resources are currently 
managed under the 1987 Jarbidge RMP, as amended. The planning area 
extends from the Bruneau River on the west to Salmon Falls Creek on the 
east, and from the Snake River on the north to the northern boundaries 
of the BLM Elko Field Office and the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest 
on the south.
    The Jarbidge RMP addresses management on approximately 1.4 million 
acres of public land and 1.6 million acres of Federal mineral estate in 
the Jarbidge Field Office. Planning decisions in the RMP will only 
apply to the BLM-administered public lands and mineral estate in the 
planning area.
    The Draft RMP/Draft EIS includes a series of management actions, 
within six management alternatives, designed to achieve or maintain 
desired future conditions that have been defined through the planning 
process for various concerns including, but not limited to: vegetation, 
livestock grazing, recreation, energy development, and Areas of 
Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC).

    Authority:  40 CFR 1506.6, 1506.10 and 43 CFR 1610.2, 1610.5.

Steven A. Ellis,
Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Director.
[FR Doc. 2010-30190 Filed 11-30-10; 8:45 am]
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