Jimbilnan, Pinto Valley, Black Canyon, Eldorado, Ireteba Peaks, Nellis Wash, Spirit Mountain, and Bridge Canyon Wilderness Areas Wilderness Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 8895-8896 [2012-3037]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 15, 2012 / Notices 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. Jimbilnan, Pinto Valley, Black Canyon, Eldorado, Ireteba Peaks, Nellis Wash, Spirit Mountain, and Bridge Canyon Wilderness Areas, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) is the lead agency for the [FR Doc. 2012–3483 Filed 2–14–12; 8:45 am] preparation of an environmental impact BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P statement (EIS) for a wilderness management plan for eight wilderness areas in Lake Mead National Recreation DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Area, three of which are partially Bureau of Land Management located on adjacent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. The BLM [NMP010 L14300000.ET0000; NMNM 120333] will serve as a cooperating agency in the New Mexico Principal Meridian preparation of the EIS. The wilderness Public Land Order No. 7788; T. 1 S., R. 12 E., management plan (plan) will establish Withdrawal of National Forest System Sec. 30, NW1⁄4SE1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, management goals for these wilderness Land for the Red Cloud Campground; SE1⁄4SW1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, areas, develop long term direction for S1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and New Mexico monitoring and preserving wilderness N1⁄2NE1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4. AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, The area described contains 15 acres, more character (i.e., natural, untrammeled, Interior. undeveloped, and outstanding or less, in Lincoln County. ACTION: Public Land Order. 2. The withdrawal made by this order opportunities for solitude or primitive and unconfined recreation) in the does not alter the applicability of the SUMMARY: This order withdraws 15 acres wilderness areas, while also providing general land laws governing the use of of National Forest System land from for the use and enjoyment of the areas National Forest System land under location and entry under the United by current and future generations. lease, license, or permit, or governing States mining laws for a period of 20 Additionally, this plan will provide for the disposal of their mineral or years to protect the unique recreational accountability, interagency consistency, vegetative resources other than under and historical interpretive integrity of and continuity in the stewardship of the mining laws. the Red Cloud Campground within the these NPS and BLM wilderness areas. 3. This withdrawal will expire 20 Cibola National Forest, and to protect a SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A range of years from the effective date of this capital investment in the recreation area alternatives for stewardship of these order, unless, as a result of a review of approximately $750,000 in Federal eight wilderness areas, consistent with conducted before the expiration date funds. pursuant to Section 204(f) of the Federal the requirements of the Wilderness Act of 1964, will be developed through this DATES: Effective Date: February 15, Land Policy and Management Act of planning process and will include at 2012. 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714(f) the Secretary determines that the withdrawal shall be least no-action and preferred FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: alternatives. Issues the EIS/plan is Doug William, Forest Supervisor, Cibola extended. expected to address will include National Forest, 2113 Osuna Road NE., Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3–3(b)(1). identifying appropriate uses for these Suite A., Albuquerque, New Mexico areas; providing for access within, and Dated: January 31, 2012. 87113, 505–346–3869, or Angel Mayes, information about, the wilderness areas Anne J. Castle, Roswell Field Office Manager, Bureau of while protecting wilderness character; Assistant Secretary—Water and Science. Land Management, 2909 W. Second providing for reasonable use of Spirit [FR Doc. 2012–3526 Filed 2–14–12; 8:45 am] Street, Roswell, New Mexico 88201, Mountain and adjacent areas in a BILLING CODE 3410–11–P 505–346–3869. Persons who use a manner meeting tribal needs and telecommunications device for the deaf concerns; restoring disturbed areas (TDD) may call the Federal Information within the wilderness areas; and Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR coordinating agency management to contact either of the above efforts. The EIS will evaluate and National Park Service individuals during normal business compare the potential environmental [NPS–PWR–PWRO–0926–8514; 8360–C19D– hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a consequences of all the alternatives, and 454] day, 7 days a week, to leave a message appropriate mitigation strategies will be or questions with either of the above Jimbilnan, Pinto Valley, Black Canyon, included. The ‘‘environmentally individuals. You will receive a reply preferred’’ alternative will also be Eldorado, Ireteba Peaks, Nellis Wash, during normal business hours. identified. Spirit Mountain, and Bridge Canyon In April, 2010 the NPS and BLM SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Wilderness Areas Wilderness released an Environmental Assessment United States Forest Service will Management Plan/Environmental manage the land to protect the capital Impact Statement, Lake Mead National for the proposed plan. Issues and concerns emerged in regards to investment expended to develop the Recreation Area appropriateness of use of fixed anchors Red Cloud Campground facility and the AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. (e.g., bolting) in wilderness, and unique recreational and historical conflicts between recreational use and interpretive integrity of the Red Cloud ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Campground within the Cibola National Environmental Impact Statement for the cultural resource protection and Tribal interests could not be resolved. As a Forest. Wilderness Management Plan for the Scott Haight, District Manager, Western Montana District. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Order By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714, it is ordered as follows: 1. Subject to valid existing rights, the following described National Forest System land is hereby withdrawn from location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, to protect the unique recreational and historical interpretative integrity of the Red Cloud Campground: Cibola National Forest. 8895 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:09 Feb 14, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 8896 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 15, 2012 / Notices result, it was determined that an EIS would be prepared. All interested persons, organizations, and agencies are encouraged to submit comments and suggestions on issues and concerns that should be addressed in preparing the plan/EIS, and the range of appropriate alternatives that should be examined. All prior comments and information received in regards to the 2010 Environmental Assessment for the wilderness management plan will be carried forward and fully considered in developing the Draft EIS. DATES: The NPS in cooperation with the BLM is beginning public scoping via a letter to state and federal agencies, American Indian tribes, local and regional governments, organizations and businesses, researchers and institutions; the congressional delegation; and other interested members of the public. Written comments concerning the scope of the plan/EIS and submittal of relevant environmental information must be postmarked or transmitted not later than March 16, 2012. ADDRESSES: Interested individuals, organizations, and other entities wishing to provide input to this phase of developing the plan/EIS may mail or email comments to Lake Mead National Recreation Area Wilderness Management Plan, National Park Service, Denver Service Center— Planning, P.O. Box 25287, Denver, CO 80225 (or via the Internet at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov). Comments may also be mailed or hand-delivered to Superintendent of Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Holland, NPS Park Planner, at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area address above. Telephone: (702) 293–8986. Email: jim_holland@nps.gov; and Mark Tanaka-Sanders, Wilderness Planner, Bureau of Land Management, 4701 North Torrey Pines, Las Vegas, NV 89130. Telephone: (702) 515–5039. Email: lvwilderness@blm.gov. You may also contact Greg Jarvis, Project Manager, Denver Service Center at the address above. Telephone: (303) 969– 2263. General information about Lake VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:09 Feb 14, 2012 Jkt 226001 Mead National Recreation Area is available at http://www.nps.gov/lame and general information about the BLM Southern Nevada District is available at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/ lvfo.html. Dated: August 8, 2011. Martha J. Lee, Acting Regional Director, Pacific West Region. 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Therefore, public comments should be submitted to OMB by March 16, 2012, in order to be assured of consideration. SUMMARY: Submit comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Department of the Interior Desk Officer, via email at OIRA_Docket@omb.eop.gov, or by facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Also, please send a copy of your comments to John Trelease, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 203–SIB, Washington, DC 20240, or electronically to jtrelease@osmre.gov. Please reference 1029–0036 in your correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To receive a copy of the information collection request, contact John Trelease at (202) 208–2783, or electronically to jtrelease@osmre.gov. You may also review this information collection request by going to http:// ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 www.reginfo.gov (Information Collection Review, Currently Under Review, Agency is Department of the Interior, DOI–OSMRE). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which implement provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), require that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities [see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)]. OSM has submitted a request to OMB to renew its approval of the collection of information contained in 30 CFR Part 780—Surface Mining Permit Applications—Minimum Requirements for Reclamation and Operation Plan. OSM is requesting a 3-year term of approval for the information collection activity. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control number for this collection of information is 1029–0036, and is displayed in 30 CFR 780.10. As required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), a Federal Register notice soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on October 28, 2011 (76 FR 66964). No comments were received. This notice provides the public with an additional 30 days in which to comment on the following information collection activities: Title: 30 CFR Part 780—Surface Mining Permit Applications—Minimum Requirements for Reclamation and Operation Plan. OMB Control Number: 1029–0036. SUMMARY: Sections 507(b), 508(a), 510(b), 515(b) and (d), and 522 of Public Law 95–87 require applicants to submit operations and reclamation plans for coal mining activities. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-PWR-PWRO-0926-8514; 8360-C19D-454]


Jimbilnan, Pinto Valley, Black Canyon, Eldorado, Ireteba Peaks, 
Nellis Wash, Spirit Mountain, and Bridge Canyon Wilderness Areas 
Wilderness Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Lake Mead 
National Recreation Area

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
for the Wilderness Management Plan for the Jimbilnan, Pinto Valley, 
Black Canyon, Eldorado, Ireteba Peaks, Nellis Wash, Spirit Mountain, 
and Bridge Canyon Wilderness Areas, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 
Nevada.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 
U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) is the lead agency 
for the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for a 
wilderness management plan for eight wilderness areas in Lake Mead 
National Recreation Area, three of which are partially located on 
adjacent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. The BLM will serve as a 
cooperating agency in the preparation of the EIS. The wilderness 
management plan (plan) will establish management goals for these 
wilderness areas, develop long term direction for monitoring and 
preserving wilderness character (i.e., natural, untrammeled, 
undeveloped, and outstanding opportunities for solitude or primitive 
and unconfined recreation) in the wilderness areas, while also 
providing for the use and enjoyment of the areas by current and future 
generations. Additionally, this plan will provide for accountability, 
interagency consistency, and continuity in the stewardship of these NPS 
and BLM wilderness areas.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A range of alternatives for stewardship of 
these eight wilderness areas, consistent with the requirements of the 
Wilderness Act of 1964, will be developed through this planning process 
and will include at least no-action and preferred alternatives. Issues 
the EIS/plan is expected to address will include identifying 
appropriate uses for these areas; providing for access within, and 
information about, the wilderness areas while protecting wilderness 
character; providing for reasonable use of Spirit Mountain and adjacent 
areas in a manner meeting tribal needs and concerns; restoring 
disturbed areas within the wilderness areas; and coordinating agency 
management efforts. The EIS will evaluate and compare the potential 
environmental consequences of all the alternatives, and appropriate 
mitigation strategies will be included. The ``environmentally 
preferred'' alternative will also be identified.
    In April, 2010 the NPS and BLM released an Environmental Assessment 
for the proposed plan. Issues and concerns emerged in regards to 
appropriateness of use of fixed anchors (e.g., bolting) in wilderness, 
and conflicts between recreational use and cultural resource protection 
and Tribal interests could not be resolved. As a

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result, it was determined that an EIS would be prepared.
    All interested persons, organizations, and agencies are encouraged 
to submit comments and suggestions on issues and concerns that should 
be addressed in preparing the plan/EIS, and the range of appropriate 
alternatives that should be examined. All prior comments and 
information received in regards to the 2010 Environmental Assessment 
for the wilderness management plan will be carried forward and fully 
considered in developing the Draft EIS.

DATES: The NPS in cooperation with the BLM is beginning public scoping 
via a letter to state and federal agencies, American Indian tribes, 
local and regional governments, organizations and businesses, 
researchers and institutions; the congressional delegation; and other 
interested members of the public. Written comments concerning the scope 
of the plan/EIS and submittal of relevant environmental information 
must be postmarked or transmitted not later than March 16, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Interested individuals, organizations, and other entities 
wishing to provide input to this phase of developing the plan/EIS may 
mail or email comments to Lake Mead National Recreation Area Wilderness 
Management Plan, National Park Service, Denver Service Center--
Planning, P.O. Box 25287, Denver, CO 80225 (or via the Internet at 
http://parkplanning.nps.gov). Comments may also be mailed or hand-
delivered to Superintendent of Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 601 
Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005.
    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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Holland, NPS Park Planner, at the 
Lake Mead National Recreation Area address above. Telephone: (702) 293-
8986. Email: jim_holland@nps.gov; and Mark Tanaka-Sanders, Wilderness 
Planner, Bureau of Land Management, 4701 North Torrey Pines, Las Vegas, 
NV 89130. Telephone: (702) 515-5039. Email: lvwilderness@blm.gov. You 
may also contact Greg Jarvis, Project Manager, Denver Service Center at 
the address above. Telephone: (303) 969-2263. General information about 
Lake Mead National Recreation Area is available at http://www.nps.gov/lame and general information about the BLM Southern Nevada District is 
available at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo.html.

    Dated: August 8, 2011.
Martha J. Lee,
Acting Regional Director, Pacific West Region.
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