Notice of Intent To Amend the California Desert Conservation Area Plan and Prepare an Associated Environmental Assessment, 4868-4869 [2013-01261]

Download as PDF 4868 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2013 / Notices [FR Doc. 2013–01252 Filed 1–22–13; 8:45 am] that the Secretary submit copies of the funding agreements at least 90 days before the proposed effective date to the appropriate committees of the Congress and to each tribe that is served by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) agency that is serving the tribe that is a party to the funding agreement. Initial negotiations with a tribe/consortium located in a region and/or agency which has not previously been involved with self-governance negotiations, will take approximately 2 months from start to finish. Agreements for an October 1 to September 30 funding year need to be signed and submitted by July 1. Agreements for a January 1 to December 31 funding year need to be signed and submitted by October 1. BILLING CODE 4310–4M–P Purpose of Notice Respondents: Federally recognized Indian tribes with Indian land. Number of Respondents: 55 applicants per year; 18 project participants each year. Frequency of Response: Once per year for applications; 4 times per year for progress reports. Estimated Time per Response: 40 hours per application; 1.5 hours per progress report. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,308 hours (2,200 for applications and 108 for progress reports). Dated: January 15, 2013. John Ashley, Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal SelfGovernance Program in Fiscal Year 2014 or Calendar Year 2014 Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of application deadline. AGENCY: In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a March 1, 2013, deadline for Indian tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2014 or calendar year 2014. DATES: Completed application packages must be received by the Director, Office of Self-Governance, by March 1, 2013. ADDRESSES: Application packages for inclusion in the applicant pool should be sent to Sharee M. Freeman, Director, Office of Self-Governance, Department of the Interior, Mail Stop 355–G–SIB, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kenneth D. Reinfeld, Office of SelfGovernance, Telephone 202–208–5734. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Tribal Self-Governance Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103–413), as amended by the Fiscal Year 1997 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (Pub. L. 104–208), the Director, Office of Self-Governance may select up to 50 additional participating tribes/consortia per year for the tribal self-governance program, and negotiate and enter into a written funding agreement with each participating tribe. The Act mandates wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:22 Jan 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 The regulations at 25 CFR sections 1000.10 to 1000.31 will be used to govern the application and selection process for tribes/consortia to begin their participation in the tribal selfgovernance program in fiscal year 2014 and calendar year 2014. Applicants should be guided by the requirements in these subparts in preparing their applications. Copies of these subparts may be obtained from the information contact person identified in this notice. Tribes/consortia wishing to be considered for participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2014 or calendar year 2014 must respond to this notice, except for those tribes/consortia which are: (1) Currently involved in negotiations with the Department; or (2) one of the 107 tribal entities with signed agreements. Information Collection This information collection is authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0143, Tribal Self-Governance Program. Dated: January 14, 2013. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–01251 Filed 1–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCA9300000; L14300000; EU0000; CACA 053961] Notice of Intent To Amend the California Desert Conservation Area Plan and Prepare an Associated Environmental Assessment AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. 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) Needles Field Office, Needles, California intends to prepare an amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the sale of approximately 133 acres of public land 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 CDCA Plan amendment with associated EA. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until February 22, 2013. The BLM does not plan to hold any scoping meetings for this plan amendment. In order to be included in the analysis, all comments must be received prior to the close of the 30-day scoping period. We will provide additional opportunities for public participation as appropriate. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria related to the CDCA Plan amendment and associated EA by any of the following methods: • Email: gmeckfessel@blm.gov. • Fax: 760–326–7099. • Mail: Raymond Lee, BLM Needles Field Manager, 1303 S. Highway 95, Needles, CA 92363. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Needles Field Office, 1303 S. U.S. Highway 95, Needles, CA 92363. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George R. Meckfessel, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, BLM Needles Field Office, telephone 760– 326–7008; address 1303 S. U.S. Highway 95, Needles, CA 92363; email gmeckfessel@blm.gov. You may also request to have your name added to our mailing list. 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 providing notice that the BLM Needles Field Office, Needles, California intends to prepare an amendment to the 1980 CDCA Plan with SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2013 / Notices an associated EA; announces the beginning of the scoping process; and seeks public input on issues and planning criteria. The planning area is located in San Bernardino County, California and encompasses the 133.19 acres of public land that has been identified for possible direct sale. The BLM has received a request from the State of California to purchase the following public land: wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with San Bernardino Meridian T. 16 N., R. 14 E., Sec. 11, lot 1; Sec. 12, lots 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, and 14; Sec. 13, lot 2; Sec. 14, lots 1, 4, 7, 11, and 12; Sec. 23, lots 3, 6, 9, and 11. The area described containing 133.19 acres lies entirely in San Bernardino County, California. The State of California wishes to purchase the public lands described above for a point of entry facility for agricultural and commercial vehicle inspections. The public lands described above were not specifically identified for sale in the CDCA Plan, as amended, and a plan amendment is therefore required to process a direct sale. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and guide the planning process. The BLM anticipates that the EA will consider both a plan amendment and the subsequent sale of the land and has identified local land uses and input from local governments as the primary preliminary issue of concern. The BLM anticipates that the EA will include, at a minimum, input from the disciplines of land use planning, biology and archaeology. This plan amendment will be limited to an analysis of whether the public lands described above meet the criteria for sale in FLPMA at Section 203(a)(3), which states, ‘‘disposal of such tract will serve important public objectives,’’ which is the planning criteria for this amendment. You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing 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. The BLM will use the NEPA public participation requirements to assist the agency in satisfying the public involvement requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (16 U.S.C. 470(f)) pursuant to 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). The information about historic and VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:22 Jan 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 both NEPA and Section 106 of 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. The BLM will evaluate identified issues to be addressed in the plan amendment, 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. 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 and 43 CFR 1610.2. Cynthia Staszak, Associate Deputy State Director, Resources California. [FR Doc. 2013–01261 Filed 1–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4869 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLIDI01000 L12320000 AL0000 LVRDID130000] Notice of Intent To Collect Fees on Public Land in Clark County, ID Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent to Collect Fees on Public Land in Clark County, ID. AGENCY: Pursuant to applicable provisions of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Upper Snake Field Office is proposing to collect a reservation fee for large group sites at the Birch Creek Campground in Clark County, ID. Under Section 2(2) of the REA, Birch Creek 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 Upper Snake Field Office is proposing to charge a group site reservation fee of $35 per night for overnight camping within the Birch Creek Campground. An analysis of the recreation site shows the proposed fees are reasonable and typical of similar sites in the area. DATES: This notice initiates the public comment period. Comments by interested parties will be accepted in writing through July 22, 2013. New fees would begin no earlier than July 22, 2013. New fee implementation is contingent upon a final review and approval recommendation by the Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) and the BLM Idaho State Director. The BLM Upper Snake Field Office will provide final public notice of the group site reservation fee collection for the Birch Creek Campground. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to Attention: Shannon Bassista, Bureau of Land Management Upper Snake Field Office, 1405 Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83401, via email at BLM_ID_IF_BirchCrCGFee@blm.gov or by fax at 208–524–7505. Please reference ‘‘Notice of Intent to Collect Fees at Birch Creek Campground’’ on all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannon Bassista, BLM Upper Snake Field Office recreation planner at 208– 524–7552 or by email at sbassista@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 15 (Wednesday, January 23, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4868-4869]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01261]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLCA9300000; L14300000; EU0000; CACA 053961]


Notice of Intent To Amend the California Desert Conservation Area 
Plan and Prepare an 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) 
Needles Field Office, Needles, California intends to prepare an 
amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan with 
an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the sale of 
approximately 133 acres of public land 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 CDCA 
Plan amendment with associated EA. Comments on issues may be submitted 
in writing until February 22, 2013. The BLM does not plan to hold any 
scoping meetings for this plan amendment. In order to be included in 
the analysis, all comments must be received prior to the close of the 
30-day scoping period. We will provide additional opportunities for 
public participation as appropriate.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria 
related to the CDCA Plan amendment and associated EA by any of the 
following methods:
     Email: gmeckfessel@blm.gov.
     Fax: 760-326-7099.
     Mail: Raymond Lee, BLM Needles Field Manager, 1303 S. 
Highway 95, Needles, CA 92363.

Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Needles 
Field Office, 1303 S. U.S. Highway 95, Needles, CA 92363.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George R. Meckfessel, Planning and 
Environmental Coordinator, BLM Needles Field Office, telephone 760-326-
7008; address 1303 S. U.S. Highway 95, Needles, CA 92363; email 
gmeckfessel@blm.gov. You may also request to have your name added to 
our mailing list. 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 providing notice that the BLM 
Needles Field Office, Needles, California intends to prepare an 
amendment to the 1980 CDCA Plan with

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an associated EA; announces the beginning of the scoping process; and 
seeks public input on issues and planning criteria. The planning area 
is located in San Bernardino County, California and encompasses the 
133.19 acres of public land that has been identified for possible 
direct sale. The BLM has received a request from the State of 
California to purchase the following public land:

San Bernardino Meridian

T. 16 N., R. 14 E.,
    Sec. 11, lot 1;
    Sec. 12, lots 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, and 14;
    Sec. 13, lot 2;
    Sec. 14, lots 1, 4, 7, 11, and 12;
    Sec. 23, lots 3, 6, 9, and 11.

    The area described containing 133.19 acres lies entirely in San 
Bernardino County, California.

    The State of California wishes to purchase the public lands 
described above for a point of entry facility for agricultural and 
commercial vehicle inspections. The public lands described above were 
not specifically identified for sale in the CDCA Plan, as amended, and 
a plan amendment is therefore required to process a direct sale. The 
purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues 
that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including 
alternatives, and guide the planning process.
    The BLM anticipates that the EA will consider both a plan amendment 
and the subsequent sale of the land and has identified local land uses 
and input from local governments as the primary preliminary issue of 
concern. The BLM anticipates that the EA will include, at a minimum, 
input from the disciplines of land use planning, biology and 
archaeology. This plan amendment will be limited to an analysis of 
whether the public lands described above meet the criteria for sale in 
FLPMA at Section 203(a)(3), which states, ``disposal of such tract will 
serve important public objectives,'' which is the planning criteria for 
this amendment.
    You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing 
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. The BLM will use the NEPA public 
participation requirements to assist the agency in satisfying the 
public involvement requirements under Section 106 of the National 
Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (16 U.S.C. 470(f)) pursuant to 36 CFR 
800.2(d)(3). The 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 both NEPA and Section 106 of 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.
    The BLM will evaluate identified issues to be addressed in the plan 
amendment, 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.
    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 and 43 CFR 1610.2.

Cynthia Staszak,
Associate Deputy State Director, Resources California.
[FR Doc. 2013-01261 Filed 1-22-13; 8:45 am]
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