Notice of Temporary Closure of Public Lands in Fergus County, MT, 4871-4872 [2013-01263]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2013 / Notices interpretation and other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM as provided above. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCAN01000.L18200000.XZ0000] Notice of Public Meeting: Northwest California Resource Advisory Council AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. Dated: January 15, 2013. Joseph J. Fontana, Public Affairs Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–01294 Filed 1–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northwest California Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below. DATES: The meeting will be held Thursday and Friday, Feb. 21–22, 2013, at the Inn of the Lost Coast, 205 Wave Rd., Shelter Cove, California. On Feb. 21, the council will convene at 9 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. Public comments will be taken at 11 a.m. On Feb. 22, the council convenes at 8 a.m. and departs immediately for a field tour. Members of the public are welcome. They must provide their own transportation, food and beverages. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Haug, BLM Northern California District manager, (530) 224–2160; or Joseph J. Fontana, public affairs officer, (530) 252–5332. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 12member council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in Northwest California. At this meeting the RAC will discuss planning efforts for the Lost Coast Headlands and Lacks Creek areas of Humboldt County, hear an update on land use plan development for the Redding Field Office, plan upcoming work with BLM field offices and hear reports on the status of the BLM’s participation in the Northwest Forest Plan and marijuana eradication on public lands. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public may present written comments to the council. Each formal council meeting will have time allocated for public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to speak, and the time available, the time for individual comments may be limited. Members of the public are welcome on field tours, but they must provide their own transportation and meals. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:22 Jan 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 Bureau of Land Management [LLMTL00100 L12200000 PM0000] Notice of Temporary Closure of Public Lands in Fergus County, MT Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a temporary closure of public lands to motorized vehicles and other recreational uses is in effect on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lewistown Field Office within the Judith Mountains, northeast of Lewistown, Montana. SUMMARY: The area closure will remain in effect 2 years from the date this notice is published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Geoff Beyersdorf, Field Manager, 920 NE. Main Street, Lewistown, Montana 59457; 406–538–1900. 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: This closure affects public lands along the Maiden Canyon Road in Fergus County, Montana. The closed section extends from the intersection of Maiden Canyon Road and Judith Peak Road to 4 miles west of Gilt Edge. This temporary closure responds to public safety needs during a project to repair severe road damage that resulted from near record runoff and flooding in the spring of 2011, combined with extreme icing conditions that exist through the winter months. The flooding created extensive damage on a 2-mile portion of the Maiden Canyon Road. The most heavily used portion of the Maiden Canyon Road remains open for public use. However, driving and other DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4871 recreational uses on the damaged portion of the Maiden Canyon Road are extremely unsafe due to a number of issues including: Steep, eroded banks; areas where the road is now in the active creek channel; falling trees where the flooding removed material around the root systems; seasonal snow or ice covering on the surface making extremely slick conditions; road shoulder damage with a vertical bank now encroaching in the driving lane; impassible road for towed or recreational vehicles; dangerous night driving conditions; and inclement weather further damaging this road section. Each of these factors increases the risk of an accident or incident and until these factors are repaired the area closure is necessary to protect the public health and safety and to enhance efficient project completion. The BLM prepared an environmental assessment analyzing the potential environmental impacts of road repairs and a Categorical Exclusion Review for the temporary closure. The contracting and road repair work will be the responsibility of the Montana Department of Highways. Construction activities will include surveying, staking out the work to be done, and the actual construction work. Stakes and other markings will need to be preserved for directing the work to be completed. For public safety reasons, vehicle traffic, pedestrian traffic and visitor use will be precluded during all of these activities. The BLM will post closure signs at the main entry points to the road. The BLM will also post the closure order in the Lewistown Field Office and will keep the public informed as this project progresses via local and regional press releases and posting those releases online at: http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/ en.html. Maps of the affected areas and other documents associated with this closure are available online and at the BLM Lewistown Field Office at 920 NE. Main Street, Lewistown, MT 59457. Under the authority of Section 303(a) of the Federal land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1733(a)), 43 CFR 8360.0–7, and 43 CFR 8364.1, the BLM will enforce the following rule on the damaged portion of the Maiden Canyon Road in Fergus County, Montana: Visitors must not use motorized vehicles, hike or otherwise enter the public land within the closed area. Exceptions: The following persons are exempt from this order: Federal, State and local officers and employees in the performance of their official duties; members of organized rescue or firefighting forces in the performance of E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 4872 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2013 / Notices their official duties; those who own private property within the closure and persons with written authorization from the BLM. Penalties: Any person who violates the above restriction may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined no more than $1000, imprisoned for no more than 12 months, or both. Such violations may also be subject to the enhanced fines provided by 18 U.S.C. 3571. have been notified of this boundary revision. This boundary revision and subsequent acquisition of Tract 01–106 will enable the National Park Service to manage and maintain a floating dock that has been installed to provide safe access to the island for ferry passengers. Dated: November 27, 2012. Dennis R. Reidenbach, Regional Director, Northeast Region. [FR Doc. 2013–01305 Filed 1–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P Gary L. ‘‘Stan’’ Benes, Central Montana District Manager. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR [FR Doc. 2013–01263 Filed 1–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–NER–GOIS–11606; 4925–726] Minor Boundary Revision at Governors Island National Monument National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notification of Boundary Revision. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 460l–9(c)(1)(ii), the boundary of Governors Island National Monument is modified to include an additional 0.13-acre of adjacent submerged land identified as Tract 01–106. Upon inclusion in the national monument, the tract will be conveyed at no cost to the United States for use in maintaining a dock necessary to provide safe waterborne access to the island. The boundary revision is depicted on Map No. 019/107522A dated August 17, 2011. The map is available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Northeast Land Resources Program Center, New England Office, 115 John Street, Fifth Floor, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852, and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Patti Reilly, Governors Island National Monument, 10 South Street—Slip 7, New York, New York 10004, telephone (212) 825–3055. DATES: The effective date of this boundary revision is January 22, 2013. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 16 U.S.C. 460l–9(c)(1)(ii) provides that, after notifying the House Committee on Natural Resources and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to make this boundary revision upon publication of notice in the Federal Register. The Committees wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:22 Jan 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). DATES: Submit comments on or before February 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain, on the day following publication of this notice or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–BLS, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Fax: 202–395–6881 (this is not a toll-free number), email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUMMARY: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). The BLS uses the Consumer Expenditure Surveys SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to gather information on expenditures, income, and other related subjects. These data are used periodically to update the national Consumer Price Index. In addition, the data are used by a variety of researchers in academia, government agencies, and the private sector. The data are collected from a national probability sample of households designed to represent the total civilian non-institutional population. The proposed revisions to this ICR fall into two major categories: streamlining the current questions and updating and deleting several questions to reflect the current marketplace. This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1220–0050. The current approval is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2014. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on September 5, 2012. Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 15 (Wednesday, January 23, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4871-4872]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01263]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLMTL00100 L12200000 PM0000]


Notice of Temporary Closure of Public Lands in Fergus County, MT

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a temporary closure of public 
lands to motorized vehicles and other recreational uses is in effect on 
public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 
Lewistown Field Office within the Judith Mountains, northeast of 
Lewistown, Montana.

DATES: The area closure will remain in effect 2 years from the date 
this notice is published in the Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Geoff Beyersdorf, Field Manager, 920 
NE. Main Street, Lewistown, Montana 59457; 406-538-1900. 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: This closure affects public lands along the 
Maiden Canyon Road in Fergus County, Montana. The closed section 
extends from the intersection of Maiden Canyon Road and Judith Peak 
Road to 4 miles west of Gilt Edge. This temporary closure responds to 
public safety needs during a project to repair severe road damage that 
resulted from near record runoff and flooding in the spring of 2011, 
combined with extreme icing conditions that exist through the winter 
months. The flooding created extensive damage on a 2-mile portion of 
the Maiden Canyon Road.
    The most heavily used portion of the Maiden Canyon Road remains 
open for public use. However, driving and other recreational uses on 
the damaged portion of the Maiden Canyon Road are extremely unsafe due 
to a number of issues including: Steep, eroded banks; areas where the 
road is now in the active creek channel; falling trees where the 
flooding removed material around the root systems; seasonal snow or ice 
covering on the surface making extremely slick conditions; road 
shoulder damage with a vertical bank now encroaching in the driving 
lane; impassible road for towed or recreational vehicles; dangerous 
night driving conditions; and inclement weather further damaging this 
road section. Each of these factors increases the risk of an accident 
or incident and until these factors are repaired the area closure is 
necessary to protect the public health and safety and to enhance 
efficient project completion.
    The BLM prepared an environmental assessment analyzing the 
potential environmental impacts of road repairs and a Categorical 
Exclusion Review for the temporary closure. The contracting and road 
repair work will be the responsibility of the Montana Department of 
Highways.
    Construction activities will include surveying, staking out the 
work to be done, and the actual construction work. Stakes and other 
markings will need to be preserved for directing the work to be 
completed. For public safety reasons, vehicle traffic, pedestrian 
traffic and visitor use will be precluded during all of these 
activities.
    The BLM will post closure signs at the main entry points to the 
road. The BLM will also post the closure order in the Lewistown Field 
Office and will keep the public informed as this project progresses via 
local and regional press releases and posting those releases online at: 
http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/en.html. Maps of the affected areas and other 
documents associated with this closure are available online and at the 
BLM Lewistown Field Office at 920 NE. Main Street, Lewistown, MT 59457.
    Under the authority of Section 303(a) of the Federal land Policy 
and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1733(a)), 43 CFR 8360.0-7, and 43 
CFR 8364.1, the BLM will enforce the following rule on the damaged 
portion of the Maiden Canyon Road in Fergus County, Montana: Visitors 
must not use motorized vehicles, hike or otherwise enter the public 
land within the closed area.
    Exceptions: The following persons are exempt from this order: 
Federal, State and local officers and employees in the performance of 
their official duties; members of organized rescue or fire-fighting 
forces in the performance of

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their official duties; those who own private property within the 
closure and persons with written authorization from the BLM.
    Penalties: Any person who violates the above restriction may be 
tried before a United States Magistrate and fined no more than $1000, 
imprisoned for no more than 12 months, or both. Such violations may 
also be subject to the enhanced fines provided by 18 U.S.C. 3571.

Gary L. ``Stan'' Benes,
Central Montana District Manager.
[FR Doc. 2013-01263 Filed 1-22-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-DN-P