Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for a Possible Land Use Plan Amendment To Provide for a Proposed Direct Land Sale in Blaine County, ID, 70162-70163 [2011-29171]

Download as PDF 70162 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 218 / Thursday, November 10, 2011 / Notices The applicant requests a permit to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, transport, conduct mate pairings, captive breed, perform behavioral experiments, conduct physiological validation of stress using an Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone Challenge Test [ACTH challenge], conduct disease risk assessments, and release to the wild) the Pacific pocket mouse (Perognathus longimembris pacificus) in conjunction with research, captive propagation and population monitoring activities throughout the range of each species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Public Comments We invite public review and comment on each of these recovery permit applications. Comments and materials we receive will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Before including your address, phone number, email 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. Michael Long, Acting Regional Director, Region 9, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2011–29167 Filed 11–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLIDT03000–L14300000.EU0000; IDI– 35249] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for a Possible Land Use Plan Amendment To Provide for a Proposed Direct Land Sale in Blaine County, ID Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Twin Falls District, Shoshone Field Office, SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Nov 09, 2011 Jkt 226001 Shoshone, Idaho intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) that will analyze the amendment of the 1981 Sun Valley Management Framework Plan, 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 land use plan amendment and associated EA. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until December 12, 2011. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media, mailings to interested parties, and on the BLM Idaho Web site at: http://www. blm.gov/id/st/en/info/nepa.html. In order to be included in the EA, all comments must be received prior to the close of the 30 day 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 EA. ADDRESSES: Comments on issues and planning criteria related to the land use plan amendment should be addressed to Ruth A. Miller, BLM Shoshone Field Manager, 400 West F Street, Shoshone, Idaho 83352. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tara Hagen, Realty Specialist, BLM Shoshone Field Office, telephone: (208) 732–7205; address: 400 West F Street, Shoshone, Idaho 83352. Please contact Tara Hagen to have your name added to our mailing list. 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 individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The plan amendment and associated EA will address a proposed land sale in Blaine County, Idaho. The adjacent private landowner, Point of Rocks Ranch, has submitted a proposal to the BLM to consider disposing of the followingdescribed land by direct sale, in accordance with Sections 203 and 209 of the FLPMA, as amended, (43 U.S.C. 1713 and 1714) and implementing regulations at 43 CFR part 2700, at no less that the appraised fair market value: Boise Meridian T. 1 S., R. 20 E., Sec. 15, that portion of public land in the NW1⁄4SW1⁄4 lying south of the PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 North Picabo Road. The area described contains approximately 3.4 acres in Blaine County. On October 26, 2010, BLM published a Notice of Realty Action proposing a direct sale of the above-described land, which segregated the land from appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, except the sale provisions of the FLPMA. The segregative effect will terminate upon issuance of a patent, publication in the Federal Register of a termination of the segregation, or October 26, 2012, unless extended by the BLM State Director in accordance with 43 CFR 2711.1–2(d) prior to the termination date. As part of its consideration of the proposed direct sale of this land, BLM will consider whether the Sun Valley Management Framework Plan should be amended to address the sale. To the extent possible, this land use planning process will be integrated with the ongoing NEPA process for the proposed sale. This notice initiates the public scoping process for the plan amendment and associated EA. 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 EA. The public is invited to provide scoping comments on the issues that should be addressed in the preparation of the plan amendment, including: Lands, wildlife, migratory birds, recreation, wilderness, range, minerals, cultural resources, watershed/ soils, threatened/endangered species, and hazardous materials. The BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the plan amendment 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: Rangeland management, minerals and geology, forestry, outdoor recreation, archaeology, paleontology, wildlife and fisheries, land and realty, hydrology, soils, sociology and economics. Native American Tribal consultations will be conducted in accordance with policy, 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. E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 218 / Thursday, November 10, 2011 / Notices Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be advised 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 from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7, 1508.22, and 43 CFR 1610.2. Ruth A. Miller, Shoshone Field Manager. [FR Doc. 2011–29171 Filed 11–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLMT926000–L14200000–BJ0000] Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of filing of plats of survey. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana, on December 12, 2011. DATES: Protests of the survey must be filed before December 12, 2011 to be considered. SUMMARY: Protests of the survey should be sent to the Branch of Cadastral Survey, Bureau of Land Management, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101–4669. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marvin Montoya, Cadastral Surveyor, Branch of Cadastral Survey, Bureau of Land Management, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101–4669, telephone (406) 896–5124 or (406) 896– 5009, Marvin_Montoya@blm.gov. 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 individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This survey was executed at the request of the Bureau of Land Management, Dillon jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Nov 09, 2011 Jkt 226001 Principal Meridian, Montana T. 2 S., R. 3 W. The plat, in one sheet, representing the dependent resurvey of Mineral Survey No. 6594, Alice Lode, Township 2 South, Range 3 West, Principal Meridian, Montana, was accepted October 28, 2011. We will place a copy of the plat, in one sheet, in the open files. It will be available to the public as a matter of information. If the BLM receives a protest against this survey, as shown on this plat, in one sheet, prior to the date of the official filing, we will stay the filing pending our consideration of the protest. We will not officially file this plat, in one sheet, until the day after we have accepted or dismissed all protests and they have become final, including decisions or appeals. Authority: 43 U.S.C. chapter 3. Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana ADDRESSES: Field Office, and was necessary to determine federal interest lands. The lands we surveyed are: Steve L. Toth, Acting Chief Cadastral Surveyor, Division of Resources. [FR Doc. 2011–29165 Filed 11–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLAK910000–L13100000.PP0000– L.X.SS.052L0000] Notice of Public Meeting, BLM–Alaska Resource Advisory Council; Correction Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting; correction. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a document in the Federal Register of October 24, 2011, concerning announcement of the BLM Alaska Resource Advisory Council (RAC) meeting on November 29 and 30, 2011. The document contained incorrect dates and times. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thom Jennings, (907) 271–3335. SUMMARY: Correction In the Federal Register of October 24, 2011, in FR Doc. 2011–27394, on page 65747, in the third column, correct the DATES caption to read: DATES: The meeting will be held November 29 and 30, 2011, at the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge, 4477 Pikes PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70163 Landing Road, Fairbanks, Alaska 99709– 4619. On November 29, the meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. in the Jade meeting room and the council will accept public comment from 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. On November 30, the meeting begins in the same location at 9 a.m. Dated: November 4, 2011. Bud C. Cribley, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. 2011–29120 Filed 11–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLMTC 00900.L16100000.DP0000] Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting Montana, Billings and Miles City Field Offices, Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below. DATES: The next regular meeting of the Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council will be held on Dec. 7, 2011, in Miles City, Montana. The meeting will start at 8 a.m. and adjourn at approximately 3:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: When determined, the meeting location will be announced in a news release. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Jacobsen, Public Affairs Specialist, BLM Eastern Montana/Dakotas District, 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, Montana, 59301. Telephone: (406) 233– 2831, mark_jacobsen@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– (800) 677–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in Montana. At these meetings, topics will include: Miles City SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 218 (Thursday, November 10, 2011)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLIDT03000-L14300000.EU0000; IDI-35249]


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for a 
Possible Land Use Plan Amendment To Provide for a Proposed Direct Land 
Sale in Blaine County, ID

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, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 
1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Twin 
Falls District, Shoshone Field Office, Shoshone, Idaho intends to 
prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) that will analyze the 
amendment of the 1981 Sun Valley Management Framework Plan, 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 land 
use plan amendment and associated EA. Comments on issues may be 
submitted in writing until December 12, 2011. The date(s) and 
location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days 
in advance through local media, mailings to interested parties, and on 
the BLM Idaho Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/info/nepa.html. 
In order to be included in the EA, all comments must be received prior 
to the close of the 30 day 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 EA.

ADDRESSES: Comments on issues and planning criteria related to the land 
use plan amendment should be addressed to Ruth A. Miller, BLM Shoshone 
Field Manager, 400 West F Street, Shoshone, Idaho 83352.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tara Hagen, Realty Specialist, BLM 
Shoshone Field Office, telephone: (208) 732-7205; address: 400 West F 
Street, Shoshone, Idaho 83352. Please contact Tara Hagen to have your 
name added to our mailing list. 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 individual 
during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 
days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. 
You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The plan amendment and associated EA will 
address a proposed land sale in Blaine County, Idaho. The adjacent 
private landowner, Point of Rocks Ranch, has submitted a proposal to 
the BLM to consider disposing of the following-described land by direct 
sale, in accordance with Sections 203 and 209 of the FLPMA, as amended, 
(43 U.S.C. 1713 and 1714) and implementing regulations at 43 CFR part 
2700, at no less that the appraised fair market value:

Boise Meridian

T. 1 S., R. 20 E.,
    Sec. 15, that portion of public land in the NW\1/4\SW\1/4\ lying 
south of the North Picabo Road.

    The area described contains approximately 3.4 acres in Blaine 
County.
    On October 26, 2010, BLM published a Notice of Realty Action 
proposing a direct sale of the above-described land, which segregated 
the land from appropriation under the public land laws, including the 
mining laws, except the sale provisions of the FLPMA. The segregative 
effect will terminate upon issuance of a patent, publication in the 
Federal Register of a termination of the segregation, or October 26, 
2012, unless extended by the BLM State Director in accordance with 43 
CFR 2711.1-2(d) prior to the termination date. As part of its 
consideration of the proposed direct sale of this land, BLM will 
consider whether the Sun Valley Management Framework Plan should be 
amended to address the sale. To the extent possible, this land use 
planning process will be integrated with the ongoing NEPA process for 
the proposed sale. This notice initiates the public scoping process for 
the plan amendment and associated EA.
    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 EA. 
The public is invited to provide scoping comments on the issues that 
should be addressed in the preparation of the plan amendment, 
including: Lands, wildlife, migratory birds, recreation, wilderness, 
range, minerals, cultural resources, watershed/soils, threatened/
endangered species, and hazardous materials. The BLM will use an 
interdisciplinary approach to develop the plan amendment 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: Rangeland management, minerals and 
geology, forestry, outdoor recreation, archaeology, paleontology, 
wildlife and fisheries, land and realty, hydrology, soils, sociology 
and economics.
    Native American Tribal consultations will be conducted in 
accordance with policy, 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.

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    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
advised 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 from public review your personal 
identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do 
so.

    Authority:  40 CFR 1501.7, 1508.22, and 43 CFR 1610.2.

Ruth A. Miller,
Shoshone Field Manager.
[FR Doc. 2011-29171 Filed 11-9-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-GG-P