Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan Amendment for the Southern Diablo Mountain Range and Central Coast of California and Associated Environmental Assessment, 57579-57580 [2012-22939]

Download as PDF 57579 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 18, 2012 / Notices 1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper functioning of the BLM and other collecting agencies, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. The accuracy of the BLM’s estimate of the burden of collecting the information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. The quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. How to minimize the information collection burden on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology. Please send comments as directed under ADDRESSES and DATES. Please refer to OMB control number 1004–0165 in your correspondence. 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. The following information is provided for the information collection. Title: Cave Management: Cave Nominations and Confidential Information (43 CFR Part 37). Forms: None. OMB Control Number: 1004–0165. Abstract: The information covered in this Information Collection Request applies to caves on Federal lands administered by the BLM, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Reclamation. These agencies collect information from parties who are knowledgeable about caves, in order to update a list of significant caves that are under the jurisdiction of the agencies listed above. They also process requests for confidential information regarding significant caves. The information collected enables the agencies to comply with the Federal Cave Resources Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 4301–4310). Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or maintain benefits. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents Annually: 100 individuals and households. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden Annually: 1090 hours. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: None. The following table details the individual components and respective hour burdens of this information collection request: A. B. C. D. Type of response Number of responses Time per response Total hours (Column B × Column C) Cave Nomination ......................................................................................................................... Request for Confidential Cave Information ................................................................................. 90 10 12 1 1080 10 Totals .................................................................................................................................... 100 ........................ 1090 Jean Sonneman, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management. the Southern Diablo Mountain Range and Central Coast of California RMP with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) to address the Panoche-Coalinga Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. [FR Doc. 2012–22937 Filed 9–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan Amendment for the Southern Diablo Mountain Range and Central Coast of California and Associated Environmental Assessment Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Hollister Field Office, Hollister, California intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendment for mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Sep 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 This notice initiates the public scoping process for the RMP amendment and associated EA. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until 30 days after the date of this notice in the Federal Register. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through the local news media, newspapers and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/ca/hollister. In order to be included in the analysis, 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. We will provide additional opportunities for public participation as appropriate. DATES: [LLCAC09000 L11500000.JP0000] You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria related to the RMP amendment EA by any of the following methods: ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ca/ hollister. • Email: BLM_CA_Hollister_RMP@blm.gov. • Fax: 831–630–5055. • Mail: Hollister Field Office, 20 Hamilton Court, Hollister, CA 95023. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Hollister Field Office, 20 Hamilton Court, Hollister, CA 95023. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: And/or to have your name added to our mailing list, contact Sky Murphy, telephone 831–630–5039; address (see ADDRESSES above); email BLM_CA_Hollister_RMP@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: The BLM approved the Record of Decision (ROD) for the RMP for the Southern Diablo Mountain Range and Central Coast of California in 2007. The ROD calls for E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 57580 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 18, 2012 / Notices detailed ACEC management plans to identify site-specific projects, as well as implementation strategies to address complex natural and cultural resource management issues. Accordingly, the BLM is preparing an RMP amendment/ EA to address the Panoche-Coalinga ACEC. The RMP amendment will incorporate relevant new information and program guidance or policies developed since the 2007 ROD. The planning area is located in southern San Benito and western Fresno counties and encompasses approximately 56,000 acres of public land. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will inform the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and guide the planning process. Preliminary issues for the plan amendment area have been identified by the BLM; Federal, State, and local agencies; and other stakeholders. The issues include designation and management of special areas such as ACECs and Research Natural Areas, special status species recovery, recreation management, energy development, livestock grazing, fire management, and lands available for disposal or potential acquisition. Preliminary planning criteria include: 1. Compliance with FLPMA, NEPA, and all other applicable laws; 2. Coordination with local and county governments for analysis of economic and social impacts; 3. Government-to-government consultation with federally recognized tribes; 4. Designation of motorized use areas and routes; 5. Compliance with Rangeland Health Standards and Guidelines; and 6. Consideration of cost effectiveness of proposed actions and alternatives. You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing to the BLM at any public scoping meeting, or you may submit them to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. To be most helpful, you should submit comments by the close of the 30-day scoping period or within 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. The BLM will provide opportunities for public participation as required by NEPA and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Information about historic and cultural resources within the area potentially affected by the proposed action will assist the BLM in identifying and evaluating impacts to such resources in the context of NEPA and the NHPA. The BLM will consult with Indian tribes on a government-to-government VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Sep 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 basis in accordance with Executive Order 13175 and other policies. Tribal concerns, including impacts on Indian trust assets and potential impacts to cultural resources, will be given due consideration. Federal, State, and local agencies, along with tribes and other stakeholders that may be interested in or affected by the proposed action that the BLM is evaluating, are invited to participate in the scoping process and, if eligible, may request or be requested by the BLM to participate in the development of the environmental analysis as a cooperating agency. 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. The BLM will evaluate identified issues to be addressed in the plan, and will place them into one of three categories: 1. Issues to be resolved in the plan amendment; 2. Issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action; or 3. Issues beyond the scope of this plan amendment. The BLM will provide an explanation in the EA as to why an issue was placed in category two or three. The public is also encouraged to help identify any management questions and concerns that should be addressed in the plan. The BLM will work collaboratively with interested parties to identify the management decisions that are best suited to local, regional, and national needs and concerns. 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, outdoor recreation, archaeology, paleontology, wildlife and fisheries, lands and realty, hydrology, soils, and sociology and economics. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 43 CFR 1610.2 AGENCY: Thomas Pogacnik, Deputy State Director, California. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [LLCO956000 L14200000.BJ0000] Notice of Filing of Plats Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plats; Colorado AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Office is publishing this notice to inform the public of the official filing of the survey plats listed below. The plats will be available for viewing at http:// www.glorecords.blm.gov. DATES: The plats described in this notice were filed on August 15, 2012. ADDRESSES: BLM Colorado State Office, Cadastral Survey, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215– 7093. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randy Bloom, Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Colorado, (303) 239–3856. 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 supplemental plat of Sections 19 and 30, in Township 1 North, Range 1 East, Ute Meridian, Colorado, was accepted and filed on August 15, 2012. The supplemental plat of Section 24, in Township 1 North, Range 1 West, Ute Meridian, Colorado, was accepted and filed on August 15, 2012. SUMMARY: Randy Bloom, Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Colorado. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 181 (Tuesday, September 18, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57579-57580]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22939]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLCAC09000 L11500000.JP0000]


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan Amendment 
for the Southern Diablo Mountain Range and Central Coast of California 
and Associated Environmental Assessment

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 
Hollister Field Office, Hollister, California intends to prepare a 
Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendment for the Southern Diablo 
Mountain Range and Central Coast of California RMP with an associated 
Environmental Assessment (EA) to address the Panoche-Coalinga Area of 
Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) 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 RMP 
amendment and associated EA. Comments on issues may be submitted in 
writing until 30 days after the date of this notice in the Federal 
Register. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be 
announced at least 15 days in advance through the local news media, 
newspapers and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/ca/hollister. In 
order to be included in the analysis, 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. We will provide additional 
opportunities for public participation as appropriate.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria 
related to the RMP amendment EA by any of the following methods:
     Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ca/hollister.
     Email: BLM_CA_Hollister_RMP@blm.gov.
     Fax: 831-630-5055.
     Mail: Hollister Field Office, 20 Hamilton Court, 
Hollister, CA 95023.
    Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the 
Hollister Field Office, 20 Hamilton Court, Hollister, CA 95023.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: And/or to have your name added to our 
mailing list, contact Sky Murphy, telephone 831-630-5039; address (see 
ADDRESSES above); email BLM_CA_Hollister_RMP@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: The BLM approved the Record of Decision 
(ROD) for the RMP for the Southern Diablo Mountain Range and Central 
Coast of California in 2007. The ROD calls for

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detailed ACEC management plans to identify site-specific projects, as 
well as implementation strategies to address complex natural and 
cultural resource management issues. Accordingly, the BLM is preparing 
an RMP amendment/EA to address the Panoche-Coalinga ACEC. The RMP 
amendment will incorporate relevant new information and program 
guidance or policies developed since the 2007 ROD.
    The planning area is located in southern San Benito and western 
Fresno counties and encompasses approximately 56,000 acres of public 
land. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine 
relevant issues that will inform the scope of the environmental 
analysis, including alternatives, and guide the planning process. 
Preliminary issues for the plan amendment area have been identified by 
the BLM; Federal, State, and local agencies; and other stakeholders. 
The issues include designation and management of special areas such as 
ACECs and Research Natural Areas, special status species recovery, 
recreation management, energy development, livestock grazing, fire 
management, and lands available for disposal or potential acquisition.
    Preliminary planning criteria include:
    1. Compliance with FLPMA, NEPA, and all other applicable laws;
    2. Coordination with local and county governments for analysis of 
economic and social impacts;
    3. Government-to-government consultation with federally recognized 
tribes;
    4. Designation of motorized use areas and routes;
    5. Compliance with Rangeland Health Standards and Guidelines; and
    6. Consideration of cost effectiveness of proposed actions and 
alternatives.
    You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing 
to the BLM at any public scoping meeting, or you may submit them to the 
BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. To 
be most helpful, you should submit comments by the close of the 30-day 
scoping period or within 15 days after the last public meeting, 
whichever is later.
    The BLM will provide opportunities for public participation as 
required by NEPA and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). 
Information about historic and cultural resources within the area 
potentially affected by the proposed action will assist the BLM in 
identifying and evaluating impacts to such resources in the context of 
NEPA and the NHPA.
    The BLM will consult with Indian tribes on a government-to-
government basis in accordance with Executive Order 13175 and other 
policies. Tribal concerns, including impacts on Indian trust assets and 
potential impacts to cultural resources, will be given due 
consideration. Federal, State, and local agencies, along with tribes 
and other stakeholders that may be interested in or affected by the 
proposed action that the BLM is evaluating, are invited to participate 
in the scoping process and, if eligible, may request or be requested by 
the BLM to participate in the development of the environmental analysis 
as a cooperating agency.
    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.
    The BLM will evaluate identified issues to be addressed in the 
plan, and will place them into one of three categories:
    1. Issues to be resolved in the plan amendment;
    2. Issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action; 
or
    3. Issues beyond the scope of this plan amendment.
    The BLM will provide an explanation in the EA as to why an issue 
was placed in category two or three. The public is also encouraged to 
help identify any management questions and concerns that should be 
addressed in the plan. The BLM will work collaboratively with 
interested parties to identify the management decisions that are best 
suited to local, regional, and national needs and concerns.
    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, outdoor recreation, archaeology, 
paleontology, wildlife and fisheries, lands and realty, hydrology, 
soils, and sociology and economics.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 43 CFR 1610.2

Thomas Pogacnik,
Deputy State Director, California.
[FR Doc. 2012-22939 Filed 9-17-12; 8:45 am]
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