Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan Amendment and Associated Environmental Assessment To Address Use of Permanent Fixed Anchors for BLM Wilderness in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Clark County, NV, 61021-61022 [2012-24622]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 194 / Friday, October 5, 2012 / Notices provide guidance, best management practices, and mitigation measures to be used where linear facilities are proposed crossing Federal lands. Where the Programmatic EIS identifies new corridors for the managing agencies, the RODs also amend relevant BLM Resource Management Plans and USFS Land and Resource Management Plans to include the new corridors. Designation of corridors does not require their use, nor does such designation exempt the Federal agencies from conducting an environmental review on each project. The BLM has considered the use of the corridors in preparation of the Sigurd to Red Butte EIS and has incorporated best management practices and mitigation measures. Documents pertinent to the right-ofway application and the Final EIS for the Project may be viewed on the BLM’s project Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/ ut/st/en/fo/cedar_city/planning/ sigurd_to_red_butte.html or examined at the addresses listed in this notice. Authority: 40 CFR 1502.19. Juan Palma, State Director. [FR Doc. 2012–24521 Filed 10–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVSO2000–L12320000–DA0000– LVRDNV010000 241A; 12–08807; MO# 4500033317; TAS: 14X5413] Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan Amendment and Associated Environmental Assessment To Address Use of Permanent Fixed Anchors for BLM Wilderness in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Clark County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southern Nevada District, the BLM Red Rock/Sloan Field Office, Las Vegas, Nevada, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendment with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) to consider new management decisions for permanent fixed anchors for recreational rock climbing within the pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:25 Oct 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 BLM portions of the La Madre Mountain Wilderness and Rainbow Mountain Wilderness Areas for the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. This notice marks the beginning of the scoping process to solicit input on issues and the proposed planning criteria. DATES: This notice initiates a 45-day public scoping period for the RMP amendment with associated EA. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until November 19, 2012. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media, newspapers, and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/ lvfo.html. In order to be included in the EA, all comments should be submitted prior to the close of the 45-day scoping period. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria related to the RMP amendment and associated EA for the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area by any of the following methods: • Web site: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/ en/fo/lvfo.html. • Email: rrc_fixedanchors@blm.gov. • Fax: 702–363–6779, attention Nick Walendziak. • Mail: 4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89130. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Red Rock/Sloan Field Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, Nevada. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have your name added to our mailing list, contact Nick Walendziak, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Climbing Lead, telephone: 702–515–5358; address: 4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89130; email: nwalendziak@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 is proposing to amend the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area RMP/Record of Decision signed in 2005, which set forth management decisions on the use of fixed anchors for the La Madre Mountain and Rainbow Mountain Wilderness Areas. At the time of that planning decision, these areas were Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) governed by the 1995 Interim PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61021 Management Policy (IMP) and Guidance for Lands Under Wilderness Review. There is a need to amend this RMP since these areas are now congressionally designated as wilderness and are no longer WSAs governed by the IMP. The planning area is located in Clark County, Nevada, and encompasses approximately 48,340 acres of public land (28,115 acres within the La Madre Mountain Wilderness and 20,225 acres within the Rainbow Mountain Wilderness). The purpose of the public scoping process is to identify relevant issues for the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and to identify criteria to guide the planning process. Preliminary issues identified by the BLM and other stakeholders include: • Protecting public health and safety • Increasing demand for more recreation opportunities • Addressing the appropriateness of fixed anchors in Wilderness • Compliance with BLM Manual 6340, Management of Designated Wilderness Areas • Proximity of wilderness areas to major urban interface • Protection of cultural and sensitive species • Protection of visual and scenic objectives Planning criteria are constraints or ground rules that guide and direct the development of the RMP amendment. The criteria ensure that the RMP amendment is tailored to the identified issues while avoiding unnecessary data collection and analyses. The following criteria may be adjusted during the RMP amendment development based on management concerns and the results of the overall public scoping process: • The RMP amendment assessment, analysis, and proposed decisions will focus on whether permanent fixed anchors should be considered for rock climbing within the designated Wilderness Areas. • The RMP amendment process will comply with the BLM’s policies in the Land Use Planning Handbook, H–1601, the National Environmental Policy Act Handbook H–1790–1, Manual 6340, Management of Designated Wilderness Areas and all other applicable laws, regulations, and policies. • The RMP amendment will incorporate, where applicable, management decisions brought forward from existing planning documents. • Geographic Information System (GIS) data and metadata will meet Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) standards, as required by Executive Order 12906. All other E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 61022 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 194 / Friday, October 5, 2012 / Notices applicable BLM data standards will be followed. • Broad-based public participation and collaboration will be an integral part of the planning process. The BLM will work collaboratively with all interested groups, agencies, and individuals and consult with tribes. • Planning and management direction will focus on resource values rather than the combination of uses that would give the greatest economic return or economic output. • Where practicable, the best available science and information will be used. The proposal to amend the RMP would only affect the BLM portions of the La Madre Mountain and Rainbow Mountain Wilderness Areas. Management decisions on fixed anchors on the U.S. Forest Service portions of these wilderness areas will be included in the ongoing joint BLM/U.S. Forest Service La Madre Mountain and Rainbow Mountain Wilderness Plan. The public is also encouraged to help identify 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 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: wilderness, rangeland management, fire, minerals and geology, forestry, recreation, archaeology, paleontology, wildlife and fisheries, botany, lands and realty, hydrology, soils, sociology and economics. 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 45-day scoping period. 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:25 Oct 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7, 43 CFR 1610.2. Mark Spencer, Field Manager. [FR Doc. 2012–24622 Filed 10–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLAK930000.L13100000.EI0000.241A] Notice of National Petroleum ReserveAlaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2012 and Notice of Availability of the Detailed Statement of Sale for Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2012 in the National Petroleum Reserve—Alaska Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Alaska State Office, under the authority of 43 CFR 3131.4–1(a), hereby notifies the public that it will hold a National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska oil and gas lease sale bid opening for tracts in the Northeast and Northwest Planning Areas. The United States reserves the right to withdraw any tract from this sale prior to issuance of a written acceptance of a bid. DATES: The oil and gas lease sale bid opening will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Sealed bids must be received by 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. ADDRESSES: The oil and gas lease sale bids will be opened at the Anchorage Federal Building, Denali Room (fourth floor), 222 W. 7th Ave., Anchorage, Alaska. Sealed bids must be sent to Carol Taylor (AK932), BLM—Alaska State Office; 222 West 7th Avenue, #13; Anchorage, AK 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne Svejnoha, 907 271–4407. 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: All bids must be submitted by sealed bid in accordance with the provisions identified in the Detailed Statement of Sale. They must be received at the BLM—Alaska State Office, ATTN: Carol Taylor (AK932); 222 West 7th Avenue, #13; Anchorage, AK 99513–7504; no SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 later than 4 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2012. The Detailed Statement of Sale for the National Petroleum Reserve—Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2012 will be available to the public immediately after publication of this Notice in the Federal Register. The Detailed Statement may be obtained from the BLM—Alaska Web site at www.blm.gov/ak, or by request from the Public Information Center, BLM—Alaska State Office; 222 West 7th Ave., #13; Anchorage, AK 99513–7504; telephone 907 271–5960. The Detailed Statement of Sale will include a description of the areas to be offered for lease, the lease terms, conditions, special stipulations, required operating procedures, and how and where to submit bids. Authority: 43 CFR 3131.4–1 and 43 U.S.C. 1733 and 1740. Bud C. Cribley, State Director. 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Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan Amendment 
and Associated Environmental Assessment To Address Use of Permanent 
Fixed Anchors for BLM Wilderness in Red Rock Canyon National 
Conservation Area, Clark County, NV

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, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southern Nevada 
District, the BLM Red Rock/Sloan Field Office, Las Vegas, Nevada, 
intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendment with an 
associated Environmental Assessment (EA) to consider new management 
decisions for permanent fixed anchors for recreational rock climbing 
within the BLM portions of the La Madre Mountain Wilderness and Rainbow 
Mountain Wilderness Areas for the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation 
Area. This notice marks the beginning of the scoping process to solicit 
input on issues and the proposed planning criteria.

DATES: This notice initiates a 45-day public scoping period for the RMP 
amendment with associated EA. Comments on issues may be submitted in 
writing until November 19, 2012. The date(s) and location(s) of any 
scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through 
local media, newspapers, and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo.html. In order to be included in the EA, all comments 
should be submitted prior to the close of the 45-day scoping period.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria 
related to the RMP amendment and associated EA for the Red Rock Canyon 
National Conservation Area by any of the following methods:
     Web site: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo.html.
     Email: rrc_fixedanchors@blm.gov.
     Fax: 702-363-6779, attention Nick Walendziak.
     Mail: 4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89130.
    Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Red 
Rock/Sloan Field Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, Nevada.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have 
your name added to our mailing list, contact Nick Walendziak, Outdoor 
Recreation Planner, Climbing Lead, telephone: 702-515-5358; address: 
4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89130; email: 
nwalendziak@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 is proposing to amend the Red Rock 
Canyon National Conservation Area RMP/Record of Decision signed in 
2005, which set forth management decisions on the use of fixed anchors 
for the La Madre Mountain and Rainbow Mountain Wilderness Areas. At the 
time of that planning decision, these areas were Wilderness Study Areas 
(WSAs) governed by the 1995 Interim Management Policy (IMP) and 
Guidance for Lands Under Wilderness Review. There is a need to amend 
this RMP since these areas are now congressionally designated as 
wilderness and are no longer WSAs governed by the IMP.
    The planning area is located in Clark County, Nevada, and 
encompasses approximately 48,340 acres of public land (28,115 acres 
within the La Madre Mountain Wilderness and 20,225 acres within the 
Rainbow Mountain Wilderness). The purpose of the public scoping process 
is to identify relevant issues for the environmental analysis, 
including alternatives, and to identify criteria to guide the planning 
process. Preliminary issues identified by the BLM and other 
stakeholders include:
     Protecting public health and safety
     Increasing demand for more recreation opportunities
     Addressing the appropriateness of fixed anchors in 
Wilderness
     Compliance with BLM Manual 6340, Management of Designated 
Wilderness Areas
     Proximity of wilderness areas to major urban interface
     Protection of cultural and sensitive species
     Protection of visual and scenic objectives
    Planning criteria are constraints or ground rules that guide and 
direct the development of the RMP amendment. The criteria ensure that 
the RMP amendment is tailored to the identified issues while avoiding 
unnecessary data collection and analyses. The following criteria may be 
adjusted during the RMP amendment development based on management 
concerns and the results of the overall public scoping process:
     The RMP amendment assessment, analysis, and proposed 
decisions will focus on whether permanent fixed anchors should be 
considered for rock climbing within the designated Wilderness Areas.
     The RMP amendment process will comply with the BLM's 
policies in the Land Use Planning Handbook, H-1601, the National 
Environmental Policy Act Handbook H-1790-1, Manual 6340, Management of 
Designated Wilderness Areas and all other applicable laws, regulations, 
and policies.
     The RMP amendment will incorporate, where applicable, 
management decisions brought forward from existing planning documents.
     Geographic Information System (GIS) data and metadata will 
meet Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) standards, as required by 
Executive Order 12906. All other

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applicable BLM data standards will be followed.
     Broad-based public participation and collaboration will be 
an integral part of the planning process. The BLM will work 
collaboratively with all interested groups, agencies, and individuals 
and consult with tribes.
     Planning and management direction will focus on resource 
values rather than the combination of uses that would give the greatest 
economic return or economic output.
     Where practicable, the best available science and 
information will be used.
    The proposal to amend the RMP would only affect the BLM portions of 
the La Madre Mountain and Rainbow Mountain Wilderness Areas. Management 
decisions on fixed anchors on the U.S. Forest Service portions of these 
wilderness areas will be included in the ongoing joint BLM/U.S. Forest 
Service La Madre Mountain and Rainbow Mountain Wilderness Plan.
    The public is also encouraged to help identify 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 
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: wilderness, rangeland 
management, fire, minerals and geology, forestry, recreation, 
archaeology, paleontology, wildlife and fisheries, botany, lands and 
realty, hydrology, soils, sociology and economics.
    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 45-day 
scoping period. 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.

    Authority:  40 CFR 1501.7, 43 CFR 1610.2.

Mark Spencer,
Field Manager.
[FR Doc. 2012-24622 Filed 10-4-12; 8:45 am]
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