Notice of Public Meeting: Northwest California Resource Advisory Council, 4871 [2013-01294]

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

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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.

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SUMMARY: 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 12-member 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 
interpretation and other reasonable accommodations, should contact the 
BLM as provided above.

    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