Notice of Intent to Collect Fees on Public Land in Alamosa County, CO, 72971-72972 [2011-30470]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 228 / Monday, November 28, 2011 / Notices North, Range 22 West, Principal Meridian, Montana, was accepted November 17, 2011. We will place a copy of the plat, in one sheet, and related field notes we described in the open files. They 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. Chap. 3. James D. Claflin, Chief Cadastral Surveyor, Division of Resources. [FR Doc. 2011–30588 Filed 11–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCOF03003L12200000.FU0000] Notice of Intent to Collect Fees on Public Land in Alamosa County, CO Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: Pursuant to applicable provisions of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) La Jara Field Office is proposing to collect fees at the Zapata Falls Campground in Alamosa County, Colorado (Township 28S, Range 73W, Section 17). Under Section 2(2) of the REA, Zapata Falls Campground qualifies as a site wherein visitors can be charged an ‘‘Expanded Amenity Recreation Fee’’ authorized under section 3(g). In accordance with the REA, and the BLM’s implementing regulations, the La Jara Field Office is proposing to charge $11 per night for individual sites and $20 per night for group-site fees for overnight camping within the developed campground. DATES: This notice initiates the public comment period. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing by December 28, 2011. New fee implementation is contingent on a recommendation of the Colorado Front Range Resource Advisory Council (RAC) review. Per the REA, effective 6 months after the publication of this notice, and dependent on review and an affirmative recommendation by the Colorado Front Range RAC and modification approval from the BLM Colorado State Director. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:34 Nov 25, 2011 Jkt 226001 To meet the terms of a RAC recommendation, the La Jara Field Office will provide final public notice under REA and initiate fee collection at the Zapata Falls Campground. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the proposed fee collection at Zapata Falls Campground by any of the following methods: • Web site: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/ en/fo/slvplc.html. • Email: snoonan@blm.gov. • Fax: (719) 655–2502. • Mail: BLM, Saguache Field Office, 46525 State Hwy. 114, Saguache, CO 81149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sean Noonan, Outdoor Recreation Planner; telephone (719) 655–6136; see address above; email snoonan@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Zapata Falls Campground was built in 2010 with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding. The campground has one camp host site, one group site, and 23 individual sites divided between a tent camping loop and an RV camping loop. The site includes water, restrooms, trails and signs. Pursuant to the REA and implementing regulations at 43 CFR subpart 2933, fees may be charged for overnight camping. Specific visitor fees will be identified and posted at the site and the La Jara Field Office. Fees must be paid at the self-service pay station located at the site. People holding the America The Beautiful—The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands— Senior Pass (i.e., Interagency Senior Pass), a Golden Age Passport, the America the Beautiful—The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands— Access Pass (i.e, Interagency Access Pass), or a Golden Access Passport will be entitled to a 50 percent reduction on all overnight camping fees. The BLM is committed to providing and receiving fair value for the use of developed recreation facilities and services in a manner that meets public-use demands, provides for quality experiences, and protects important resources. The BLM’s policy is to collect fees at all specialized recreation sites, or where the BLM provides facilities, equipment or services, at Federal expense, in connection with outdoor use as authorized by the REA. Implementing a fee program for the campground will help ensure that funding is available to accomplish deferred maintenance, make future enhancements, maintain facilities and recreational opportunities, provide for law enforcement presence, develop additional services, and protect resources. Campground development is consistent with the 1991 San Luis PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72971 Resource Area Resource Management Plan, the 2009 Zapata Falls Recreation Area Management Plan, and was analyzed in the Zapata Falls Campground Construction Project Environmental Assessment, CO–140– 2009–017–EA. Proposed fees at the Zapata Falls Campground are consistent with other established fee sites in the area, including other BLM-administered sites and those managed by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, United States Department of the Interior National Park Service, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The REA was signed into law in December 2004. The REA provides authority for the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture to establish, modify, charge and collect recreation fees for use of some Federal recreation lands and waters for 10 years, and contains specific provisions addressing public involvement in the establishment of recreation fees, including a requirement that Recreation Resource Advisory Committees or BLM RACs have the opportunity to make recommendations regarding establishment of such fees. The REA also directed the secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture to publish advance notice in the Federal Register before new recreation fee areas are established under their respective jurisdictions. In accordance with the BLM recreation fee program policy, the La Jara Field Office’s Zapata Falls Campground recreation fee business plan is available at the La Jara Field Office and the BLM Colorado State Office. The business plan explains both the fee collection process and how the fees will be used at the campground. The BLM notified and involved the public at each stage of the planning process, including the proposal to collect fees. The BLM Colorado Front Range RAC has previously reviewed the fee proposal and unanimously recommended approval of the proposal at its January 12, 2011, meeting. This review did not meet the terms of the REA Review because, at the time, the REA review requirements were being fulfilled by the United States Forest Service Recreation RAC, which did not convene in time to review or recommend the proposal. The BLM welcomes public comments on this proposal. Please send comments to Sean Noonan by email at: snoonan@blm.gov. 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. E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 72972 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 228 / Monday, November 28, 2011 / Notices 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: 16 U.S.C. 6803(b). Helen M. Hankins, State Director. [FR Doc. 2011–30470 Filed 11–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCAC09000.L58790000.EU0000. LXSS008B0000; CACA 50168] Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of Public Land in Santa Clara County, CA Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Realty Action. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Hollister Field Office, proposes to sell a parcel of public land totaling approximately 23.42 acres, more or less, in Santa Clara County, California. The public land would be sold for appraised fair market value. The appraised value of the public land is $135,000. DATES: Comments regarding the proposed sale must be received by the BLM on or before January 12, 2012. ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning the proposed sale should be sent to the Field Manager, BLM, Hollister Field Office, 20 Hamilton Court, Hollister, California 95023. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Sloand, Realty Specialist, BLM, Hollister Field Office, 20 Hamilton Court, Hollister, California 95023, or phone (831) 630–5022. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following public land is proposed for competitive sale in accordance with Sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended (43 U.S.C. 1713 and 1719). pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Mount Diablo Meridian T. 10 S., R. 2 E., Sec. 5, lot 2. The area described contains 23.42 acres, more or less, in Santa Clara County, California. Appraised fair market value: $135,000. The public land was first identified as suitable for disposal in the 1984 BLM Hollister Resource Management Plan (RMP) and remains available for sale VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:34 Nov 25, 2011 Jkt 226001 under the 2007 Hollister RMP revision. The land is not needed for any other Federal purpose, and its disposal would be in the public interest. The land is difficult and uneconomic to manage as part of the public lands because it lacks legal access and is isolated from other public lands. The BLM has concluded the public interest would be best served by a competitive sale. The BLM has completed a mineral potential report which concluded there are no known mineral values in the land proposed for sale. The BLM proposes that conveyance of the Federal mineral interests would occur simultaneously with the sale of the land. The purchaser would be required to pay a $50 nonrefundable filing fee for the conveyance of the mineral interests. On November 28, 2011, the above described land will be segregated from appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, except for the sale provisions of FLPMA. Until completion of the sale, the BLM will no longer accept land use applications affecting the identified public land, except applications for the amendment of previously filed right-of-way applications or existing authorizations to increase the term of the grants in accordance with 43 CFR 2802.15 and 2886.15. The segregation will terminate upon issuance of a patent, publication in the Federal Register of a termination of the segregation, or on November 28, 2013, unless extended by the BLM State Director in accordance with 43 CFR 2711.1–2(d) prior to the termination date. The land would not be sold until at least January 27, 2012. Any patent issued would contain the following terms, conditions, and reservations: 1. A reservation of a right-of-way to the United States for ditches and canals constructed by authority of the United States under the Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C 945); 2. A condition that the conveyance be subject to all valid existing rights of record; 3. An appropriate indemnification clause protecting the United States from claims arising out of the patentee’s use, occupancy, or operations on the patented lands; 4. Additional terms and conditions that the authorized officer deems appropriate. Detailed information concerning the proposed sale including the appraisal, planning and environmental documents, and mineral report are available for review at the location identified in ADDRESSES above. Public Comments regarding the proposed sale may be submitted in PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 writing to the attention of the BLM Hollister Field Manager (see ADDRESSES above) on or before January 12, 2012. Comments received in electronic form, such as email will not be considered. Any adverse comments regarding the proposed sale will be reviewed by the BLM State Director or other authorized official of the Department of the Interior, who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action in whole or in part. In the absence of timely filed objections, this realty action will become the final determination of the Department of the Interior. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, 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: 43 CFR 2711.1–2(a) and (c) Tom Pogacnik, Deputy State Director for Natural Resources. [FR Doc. 2011–30491 Filed 11–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029–0035 Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing its intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information for surface and underground mining permit applications—minimum requirements for information on environmental resources. DATES: Comments on the proposed information collection must be received by January 27, 2012, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to John Trelease, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 203—SIB, Washington, DC 20240. Comments may also be submitted electronically to jtrelease@osmre.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 228 (Monday, November 28, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72971-72972]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLCOF03003L12200000.FU0000]


Notice of Intent to Collect Fees on Public Land in Alamosa 
County, CO

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Intent.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to applicable provisions of the Federal Lands 
Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 
La Jara Field Office is proposing to collect fees at the Zapata Falls 
Campground in Alamosa County, Colorado (Township 28S, Range 73W, 
Section 17). Under Section 2(2) of the REA, Zapata Falls Campground 
qualifies as a site wherein visitors can be charged an ``Expanded 
Amenity Recreation Fee'' authorized under section 3(g). In accordance 
with the REA, and the BLM's implementing regulations, the La Jara Field 
Office is proposing to charge $11 per night for individual sites and 
$20 per night for group-site fees for overnight camping within the 
developed campground.

DATES: This notice initiates the public comment period. Comments on 
issues may be submitted in writing by December 28, 2011. New fee 
implementation is contingent on a recommendation of the Colorado Front 
Range Resource Advisory Council (RAC) review. Per the REA, effective 6 
months after the publication of this notice, and dependent on review 
and an affirmative recommendation by the Colorado Front Range RAC and 
modification approval from the BLM Colorado State Director. To meet the 
terms of a RAC recommendation, the La Jara Field Office will provide 
final public notice under REA and initiate fee collection at the Zapata 
Falls Campground.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the proposed fee 
collection at Zapata Falls Campground by any of the following methods:
     Web site: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/slvplc.html.
     Email: snoonan@blm.gov.
     Fax: (719) 655-2502.
     Mail: BLM, Saguache Field Office, 46525 State Hwy. 114, 
Saguache, CO 81149.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sean Noonan, Outdoor Recreation 
Planner; telephone (719) 655-6136; see address above; email 
snoonan@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Zapata Falls Campground was built in 
2010 with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding. The 
campground has one camp host site, one group site, and 23 individual 
sites divided between a tent camping loop and an RV camping loop. The 
site includes water, restrooms, trails and signs. Pursuant to the REA 
and implementing regulations at 43 CFR subpart 2933, fees may be 
charged for overnight camping. Specific visitor fees will be identified 
and posted at the site and the La Jara Field Office. Fees must be paid 
at the self-service pay station located at the site. People holding the 
America The Beautiful--The National Parks and Federal Recreational 
Lands--Senior Pass (i.e., Interagency Senior Pass), a Golden Age 
Passport, the America the Beautiful--The National Parks and Federal 
Recreational Lands--Access Pass (i.e, Interagency Access Pass), or a 
Golden Access Passport will be entitled to a 50 percent reduction on 
all overnight camping fees. The BLM is committed to providing and 
receiving fair value for the use of developed recreation facilities and 
services in a manner that meets public-use demands, provides for 
quality experiences, and protects important resources. The BLM's policy 
is to collect fees at all specialized recreation sites, or where the 
BLM provides facilities, equipment or services, at Federal expense, in 
connection with outdoor use as authorized by the REA. Implementing a 
fee program for the campground will help ensure that funding is 
available to accomplish deferred maintenance, make future enhancements, 
maintain facilities and recreational opportunities, provide for law 
enforcement presence, develop additional services, and protect 
resources. Campground development is consistent with the 1991 San Luis 
Resource Area Resource Management Plan, the 2009 Zapata Falls 
Recreation Area Management Plan, and was analyzed in the Zapata Falls 
Campground Construction Project Environmental Assessment, CO-140-2009-
017-EA. Proposed fees at the Zapata Falls Campground are consistent 
with other established fee sites in the area, including other BLM-
administered sites and those managed by the United States Department of 
Agriculture Forest Service, United States Department of the Interior 
National Park Service, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The REA was 
signed into law in December 2004. The REA provides authority for the 
Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture to establish, modify, 
charge and collect recreation fees for use of some Federal recreation 
lands and waters for 10 years, and contains specific provisions 
addressing public involvement in the establishment of recreation fees, 
including a requirement that Recreation Resource Advisory Committees or 
BLM RACs have the opportunity to make recommendations regarding 
establishment of such fees. The REA also directed the secretaries of 
the Interior and Agriculture to publish advance notice in the Federal 
Register before new recreation fee areas are established under their 
respective jurisdictions. In accordance with the BLM recreation fee 
program policy, the La Jara Field Office's Zapata Falls Campground 
recreation fee business plan is available at the La Jara Field Office 
and the BLM Colorado State Office. The business plan explains both the 
fee collection process and how the fees will be used at the campground. 
The BLM notified and involved the public at each stage of the planning 
process, including the proposal to collect fees. The BLM Colorado Front 
Range RAC has previously reviewed the fee proposal and unanimously 
recommended approval of the proposal at its January 12, 2011, meeting. 
This review did not meet the terms of the REA Review because, at the 
time, the REA review requirements were being fulfilled by the United 
States Forest Service Recreation RAC, which did not convene in time to 
review or recommend the proposal. The BLM welcomes public comments on 
this proposal. Please send comments to Sean Noonan by email at: 
snoonan@blm.gov.
    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.

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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:  16 U.S.C. 6803(b).

Helen M. Hankins,
State Director.
[FR Doc. 2011-30470 Filed 11-25-11; 8:45 am]
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