Notice of Intent To Collect Fees and Modify Existing Fees on Public Lands in Natrona County, WY, 41200-41201 [2012-17005]

Download as PDF 41200 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 134 / Thursday, July 12, 2012 / Notices Multiple Applicants The following applicants each request a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) culled from a captive herd maintained under the management program of the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. Applicant: Gary Benmark, Joelton, TN; PRT–77994A Applicant: Coleman Floyd, Midland, TX; PRT–77911A Applicant: Charles Nace, Sylmar, CA; PRT–78569A Applicant: Glenn Herman, Castle Rock, CO; PRT–59368A Applicant: Kevin Perry, Peyton, CO; PRT–78581A B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals Applicant: Terrie M. Williams, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA; PRT–045447 The applicant requests an amendment for the permit to take southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) to conduct Evans blue dye technique as part of the scientific research on the physiology of and metabolic demands on southern sea otters related to energetics, diving, and thermoregulation. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over the remainder of the 5year permit. Concurrent with publishing this notice in the Federal Register, we are forwarding copies of the above applications to the Marine Mammal Commission and the Committee of Scientific Advisors for their review. Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2012–17004 Filed 7–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DATES: Effective Date: July 12, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary—Policy and Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240; telephone: (202) 219–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA), Public Law 100–497, 25 U.S.C. 2710, the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register notice of the approved Tribal-State Compact for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. The Compact between the State of California and the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria allows for one gaming facility and authorizes up to 3,000 gaming devices, any banking or percentage card games, and any devices or games authorized under State law to the State lottery. The Compact, also, authorizes limited annual payments to the State for Statewide exclusivity. Finally, the term of the compact is until December 31, 2033. This Compact is considered to have been approved but only to the extent that the Compact is consistent with the provisions of IGRA. Dated: July 6, 2012. Donald E. Laverdure, Acting Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2012–17042 Filed 7–9–12; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management, Interior [LLWYP06000–L12200000–FV0000] Notice of Intent To Collect Fees and Modify Existing Fees on Public Lands in Natrona County, WY 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’s (BLM) Casper Field Office is proposing to establish fees for use of the Trapper’s Route Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) and intends to modify the existing fee structure for the Muddy Mountain Environmental Education Area (EEA). DATES: Comments on the proposed fee changes must be received or postmarked by October 10, 2012, to be assured consideration. Effective 6 months after publication of this notice, the BLM Casper Field Office will initiate fee SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Gaming Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Approved Tribal— State Class III Gaming Compact. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: This notice publishes approval by the Department of an extension to the Class III Gaming Compact between the State of California and the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:39 Jul 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collection at campgrounds within the Trapper’s Route SRMA and change the existing fee structure within the Muddy Mountain EEA, unless the BLM publishes a Federal Register notice to the contrary. Comments received after the close of the comment period or comments delivered to an address other than the one listed in this notice may not be considered or included in the administrative record for the proposed fee. The pertinent Recreation Business Management Plan is available at the BLM Casper Field Office, 2987 Prospector Drive, Casper, Wyoming 82601, and online at: http:// www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/ Casper.html. Comments can be mailed, hand-delivered, or faxed to the BLM, Attn: Outdoor Recreation Planner, Casper Field Office, 2987 Prospector Drive, Casper, Wyoming 82601; fax: 307–261–7587. You may also email your comment to Casper_WYMail@blm.gov with ‘‘Recreation Fee Collection’’ in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eve Bennett, Outdoor Recreation Planner, at the above address, or by calling 307– 261–7600. 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: ADDRESSES: Public Comment Procedures The BLM welcomes public comments on this Notice, and on the new and modified fees. Before including your address, telephone 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 may 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. You may mail or hand-deliver comments as indicated in the ADDRESSES and DATES sections, above. The BLM will not necessarily consider or include in the administrative record comments received after the close of the comment period (see DATES) unless they are postmarked or electronically dated before the deadline, or comments E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 134 / Thursday, July 12, 2012 / Notices pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES delivered to an address other than one of those listed above (See ADDRESSES). Discussion of Fees The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), 16 U.S.C. 6801–6814, authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to establish, modify, charge, and collect recreation fees at specified categories of Federal recreation lands and waters. The REA also contains specific provisions addressing public involvement when establishing recreation fees. The authority of the Secretary to carry out these provisions expires 10 years after December 8, 2004. 16 U.S.C. 6809. The public-involvement provisions of the REA include a requirement that Recreation Resource Advisory Committees or councils be given opportunities to make recommendations regarding the establishment of recreation fees. In Wyoming, a Recreation Action Team serves this advisory function. In accordance with BLM policy, the Casper Field Office has prepared a Recreation Business Management Plan that explains the fee collection process associated with Trapper’s Route SRMA, Muddy Mountain EEA, and special recreation permits. The business plan also outlines how the fees will be used. The BLM has notified and involved the public at each stage of the planning process. The BLM held a public meeting on July 30, 2009, in conjunction with the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center’s presentation of its business plan. The BLM also presented its plan to the Wyoming Recreation Action Team on February 23, 2010. Each campground that will be subject to the fees announced in this Notice qualifies as a site where visitors can be charged an ‘‘expanded amenity recreation fee’’ in accordance with REA criteria at 43 U.S.C. 6802(g)(2). The Muddy Mountain EEA is a popular recreation area for both day-use and overnight visits. The EEA is located approximately 20 miles south of Casper and has two existing campgrounds. The proposed changes to the existing fee structure include eliminating the dayuse fee and increasing the fees for overnight stays and extra vehicles. Camping fees will be increased from $5 to $7 for each overnight stay, and the fee for extra vehicles will be increased from $2 to $3. The Trapper’s Route SRMA is located along the North Platte River between Casper and Alcova, Wyoming, beginning approximately 40 miles southwest of Casper, Wyoming, immediately downstream from Grey Reef Dam. The SRMA spans 41 miles VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:39 Jul 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 and encompasses more than 3,000 acres of BLM-administered public lands. In 2007, the Casper Field Office completed a recreation area management plan (RAMP) for the SRMA in order to address the negative environmental impacts caused by substantial increases in visitor use on public lands along the North Platte River. Additional infrastructure and reclamation projects have been designed to mitigate these impacts and to sustain the high quality values. New fees for use of the SRMA will be used to supplement the appropriated annual maintenance budget and diversify funding for wildlife habitat and improvement projects. Upon the completion of the recreation improvement projects, there will be eight developed sites comprised of four day-use areas and four overnight campgrounds. The BLM has not charged fees at any developed sites in the SRMA in the past. The expanded amenity fees being established for Trapper’s Route SRMA include a $10 fee for overnight camping and $5 fee for each additional vehicle. A day-use fee will not be charged. Fee amounts will be posted on-site and at the Casper Field Office, where copies of the business plan will also be available. Information concerning the proposed new fees will be available on the BLM Web site, through press releases to local media, and through word of mouth by BLM employees and local users. These efforts will continue following publication of this notice. The existing fee structure was analyzed in Environmental Assessment WY 062–EA–99–114 (EA) for the Muddy Mountain EEA. In 2007, the BLM prepared an EA (WY 060–02–16) for the Trapper’s Route SRMA, which included development of recreational infrastructure and proposed to enact a fee program for the area. Authority: Notice of establishment of the fee area is provided pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 6803(b). Buddy W. Green, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. 2012–17005 Filed 7–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWYD01000-L13110000-EJ0000LXSI016K0000] Call for Nominations for the Pinedale Anticline Working Group, Wyoming AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: 41201 Notice. Nominations are being solicited for seven positions on the Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG). SUMMARY: Complete nominations must be received no later than August 13, 2012. ADDRESSES: Mail or deliver nominations to Shelley Gregory, Bureau of Land Management, Pinedale Field Office, 1625 West Pine Street, P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941, or email to ssgregory@blm.gov. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shelley Gregory, Bureau of Land Management, Pinedale Field Office, 1625 West Pine Street, P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941; 307–315–0612, ssgregory@blm.gov. The PAWG was established by the Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision (ROD) for the Pinedale Anticline Project Area (PAPA) on July 27, 2000, and carried forward with the release of the ROD for the PAPA Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on September 12, 2008. The Secretary of the Interior renewed the PAWG charter on August 3, 2010. The PAWG is a Federal Advisory Committee Act group which develops recommendations and provides advice to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on mitigation, monitoring and adaptive management in the PAPA. PAWG duties and responsibilities are as follows: 1. Develop recommendations for the BLM regarding matters relating to monitoring and mitigation of oil and gas development as described in the PAPA ROD. At the direction of the Designated Federal Officer, the PAWG may review and analyze information, recommend issues for evaluation and provide advice on the issues presented. 2. Review the implementation of construction and rehabilitation operations through an annual field inspection to provide advice to ensure that the mitigation measures are reasonable and effective. 3. Advise the BLM on working with stakeholders to develop or enhance resource management programs and objectives. 4. Make recommendations on future PAWG resource management priorities. Nominations are being solicited for persons representing any of the following categories: 1. Federal grazing permit or lease holders within the area for which the PAWG is organized and interests associated with grazing; SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 134 (Thursday, July 12, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management, Interior

[LLWYP06000-L12200000-FV0000]


Notice of Intent To Collect Fees and Modify Existing Fees on 
Public Lands in Natrona County, WY

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's (BLM) 
Casper Field Office is proposing to establish fees for use of the 
Trapper's Route Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) and intends 
to modify the existing fee structure for the Muddy Mountain 
Environmental Education Area (EEA).

DATES: Comments on the proposed fee changes must be received or 
postmarked by October 10, 2012, to be assured consideration. Effective 
6 months after publication of this notice, the BLM Casper Field Office 
will initiate fee collection at campgrounds within the Trapper's Route 
SRMA and change the existing fee structure within the Muddy Mountain 
EEA, unless the BLM publishes a Federal Register notice to the 
contrary. Comments received after the close of the comment period or 
comments delivered to an address other than the one listed in this 
notice may not be considered or included in the administrative record 
for the proposed fee.

ADDRESSES: The pertinent Recreation Business Management Plan is 
available at the BLM Casper Field Office, 2987 Prospector Drive, 
Casper, Wyoming 82601, and online at: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Casper.html. Comments can be mailed, hand-delivered, or 
faxed to the BLM, Attn: Outdoor Recreation Planner, Casper Field 
Office, 2987 Prospector Drive, Casper, Wyoming 82601; fax: 307-261-
7587. You may also email your comment to Casper_WYMail@blm.gov with 
``Recreation Fee Collection'' in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eve Bennett, Outdoor Recreation 
Planner, at the above address, or by calling 307-261-7600. 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:

Public Comment Procedures

    The BLM welcomes public comments on this Notice, and on the new and 
modified fees. Before including your address, telephone 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 may 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.
    You may mail or hand-deliver comments as indicated in the ADDRESSES 
and DATES sections, above. The BLM will not necessarily consider or 
include in the administrative record comments received after the close 
of the comment period (see DATES) unless they are postmarked or 
electronically dated before the deadline, or comments

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delivered to an address other than one of those listed above (See 
ADDRESSES).

Discussion of Fees

    The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), 16 U.S.C. 6801-
6814, authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to establish, modify, 
charge, and collect recreation fees at specified categories of Federal 
recreation lands and waters. The REA also contains specific provisions 
addressing public involvement when establishing recreation fees. The 
authority of the Secretary to carry out these provisions expires 10 
years after December 8, 2004. 16 U.S.C. 6809.
    The public-involvement provisions of the REA include a requirement 
that Recreation Resource Advisory Committees or councils be given 
opportunities to make recommendations regarding the establishment of 
recreation fees. In Wyoming, a Recreation Action Team serves this 
advisory function.
    In accordance with BLM policy, the Casper Field Office has prepared 
a Recreation Business Management Plan that explains the fee collection 
process associated with Trapper's Route SRMA, Muddy Mountain EEA, and 
special recreation permits. The business plan also outlines how the 
fees will be used.
    The BLM has notified and involved the public at each stage of the 
planning process. The BLM held a public meeting on July 30, 2009, in 
conjunction with the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center's 
presentation of its business plan. The BLM also presented its plan to 
the Wyoming Recreation Action Team on February 23, 2010.
    Each campground that will be subject to the fees announced in this 
Notice qualifies as a site where visitors can be charged an ``expanded 
amenity recreation fee'' in accordance with REA criteria at 43 U.S.C. 
6802(g)(2). The Muddy Mountain EEA is a popular recreation area for 
both day-use and overnight visits. The EEA is located approximately 20 
miles south of Casper and has two existing campgrounds. The proposed 
changes to the existing fee structure include eliminating the day-use 
fee and increasing the fees for overnight stays and extra vehicles. 
Camping fees will be increased from $5 to $7 for each overnight stay, 
and the fee for extra vehicles will be increased from $2 to $3.
    The Trapper's Route SRMA is located along the North Platte River 
between Casper and Alcova, Wyoming, beginning approximately 40 miles 
southwest of Casper, Wyoming, immediately downstream from Grey Reef 
Dam. The SRMA spans 41 miles and encompasses more than 3,000 acres of 
BLM-administered public lands. In 2007, the Casper Field Office 
completed a recreation area management plan (RAMP) for the SRMA in 
order to address the negative environmental impacts caused by 
substantial increases in visitor use on public lands along the North 
Platte River. Additional infrastructure and reclamation projects have 
been designed to mitigate these impacts and to sustain the high quality 
values. New fees for use of the SRMA will be used to supplement the 
appropriated annual maintenance budget and diversify funding for 
wildlife habitat and improvement projects. Upon the completion of the 
recreation improvement projects, there will be eight developed sites 
comprised of four day-use areas and four overnight campgrounds. The BLM 
has not charged fees at any developed sites in the SRMA in the past. 
The expanded amenity fees being established for Trapper's Route SRMA 
include a $10 fee for overnight camping and $5 fee for each additional 
vehicle. A day-use fee will not be charged.
    Fee amounts will be posted on-site and at the Casper Field Office, 
where copies of the business plan will also be available. Information 
concerning the proposed new fees will be available on the BLM Web site, 
through press releases to local media, and through word of mouth by BLM 
employees and local users. These efforts will continue following 
publication of this notice.
    The existing fee structure was analyzed in Environmental Assessment 
WY 062-EA-99-114 (EA) for the Muddy Mountain EEA. In 2007, the BLM 
prepared an EA (WY 060-02-16) for the Trapper's Route SRMA, which 
included development of recreational infrastructure and proposed to 
enact a fee program for the area.

    Authority:  Notice of establishment of the fee area is provided 
pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 6803(b).

Buddy W. Green,
Acting State Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-17005 Filed 7-11-12; 8:45 am]
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