Notice of Public Meeting, Pecos District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico, 5490 [2013-01571]

Download as PDF 5490 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 17 / Friday, January 25, 2013 / Notices during which the public may address the Council is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. on February 26. All RAC meetings are open to the public. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. recognize public land partners and outgoing RAC members. Jenna Whitlock, Associate State Director. [FR Doc. 2013–01572 Filed 1–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Douglas J. Burger, District Manager. Bureau of Land Management [FR Doc. 2013–01571 Filed 1–24–13; 8:45 am] [LLNMP0000 L13110000.XH0000] BILLING CODE 4310–VA–P Notice of Public Meeting, Pecos District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service Interior. Notice of public meeting. [NPS–PWR–PWRO–10629; PX.P0131800B.00.1] In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Pecos District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below. DATES: The meeting is on February 26– 27, 2013, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be at the Bureau of Land Management Roswell Field Office, 2909 West 2nd Street, Roswell, NM, on February 26, with an optional tour for RAC members of offhighway vehicle management areas on February 27. The public may send written comments to the RAC, 2909 W. 2nd Street, Roswell, NM 88201. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Betty Hicks, Pecos District, Bureau of Land Management, 2909 W. 2nd Street, Roswell, NM 88201, 575–627–0242. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8229 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 10member RAC advises the Secretary of Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in New Mexico. Planned agenda items include an Update on Hunting Unitization, Buried Utilities, Information on the Lesser prairie chicken, Discussion of Recreation Fee—Fort Stanton National Conservation Area, SLO/BLM Land Exchange, and a Feral Pig Presentation. A half-hour public comment period Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan, Yosemite National Park, Madera, Mariposa, Mono and Tuolumne Counties, California ACTION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Jan 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 National Park Service, Interior. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to § 102(2) (C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91–190, as amended), and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500–1508), the National Park Service has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan (TRPCMP). The TRPCMP/DEIS addresses requirements of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (Pub. L. 90–542, as amended) (WSRA), and will provide long-term guidance for management of the 54 miles of the Tuolumne River that flows through Yosemite National Park. The DEIS evaluates potential environmental consequences of implementing a range of alternatives, including a no-action (continue with current management) alternative and five action alternatives. Both the agency-preferred and environmentally preferred alternatives are identified. The purpose of the TRPCMP is to guide the park in protecting the river’s free-flowing character and the values that make it worthy of designation by (1) reviewing and updating river corridor boundaries and segment classifications, (2) prescribing a process for the protection of the river’s free-flowing condition, (3) identifying and documenting the condition of the river’s outstandingly remarkable values, (4) establishing management objectives for river values and a monitoring program SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for ensuring the objectives are met, (5) identifying management actions needed to protect and enhance river values, and (6) defining visitor use and user capacity for the river corridor. Portions of the 1980 Yosemite General Management Plan (GMP) addressing management inside the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River corridor also will be updated; specific GMP amendments are outlined in the DEIS. Proposal and Alternatives: Based on a thorough examination of the river’s baseline conditions, the TRPCMP/DEIS presents a multi-faceted approach to river management and stewardship. Because of the WSRA mandate to ‘‘protect and enhance’’ river values, most of the plan’s contents are common to all the action alternatives, including (1) all WSRA management elements (boundaries, classifications, § 7 determination process), (2) an ecological restoration program and other management actions, (3) a monitoring program, and (3) a user capacity management program. As discussed in detail in the DEIS, Alternative 5 is deemed to be the environmentally preferred course of action. Since the conservation planning and environmental impact analysis process began in 2005, the TRPCMP/DEIS has been methodically developed by park subject-matter experts, with attention to information provided by culturallyassociated American Indian tribes, gateway communities, nonprofit organizations, and interested members of the public. Throughout the early conservation planning and environmental impact analysis effort, information was sought at over 127 public meetings, workshops, and presentations. At these events, the public was invited to share ideas that could be used in the development of a range of alternatives that would achieve NPS goals, while ensuring accessibility, public safety, resource protection, and protection and enhancement of river values. As noted above, a no-action alternative and five action alternatives for managing the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River are identified and analyzed. The five action alternatives represent the primary themes expressed during public scoping. Potential impacts are analyzed and appropriate mitigation measures are assessed for each alternative. Per WSRA direction, all of the action alternatives would protect and enhance the values for which the Tuolumne was designated, including its free-flowing condition, excellent water quality, and outstandingly remarkable values. In addition, all action alternatives would preserve and sustain E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNMP0000 L13110000.XH0000]


Notice of Public Meeting, Pecos District Resource Advisory 
Council Meeting, New Mexico

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 
and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of 
the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Pecos District Resource 
Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.

DATES: The meeting is on February 26-27, 2013, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be at the Bureau of Land Management Roswell 
Field Office, 2909 West 2nd Street, Roswell, NM, on February 26, with 
an optional tour for RAC members of off-highway vehicle management 
areas on February 27. The public may send written comments to the RAC, 
2909 W. 2nd Street, Roswell, NM 88201.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Betty Hicks, Pecos District, Bureau of 
Land Management, 2909 W. 2nd Street, Roswell, NM 88201, 575-627-0242. 
Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call 
the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8229 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 10-member RAC advises the Secretary of 
Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of 
planning and management issues associated with public land management 
in New Mexico. Planned agenda items include an Update on Hunting 
Unitization, Buried Utilities, Information on the Lesser prairie 
chicken, Discussion of Recreation Fee--Fort Stanton National 
Conservation Area, SLO/BLM Land Exchange, and a Feral Pig Presentation. 
A half-hour public comment period during which the public may address 
the Council is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. on February 26. All RAC 
meetings are open to the public. Depending on the number of individuals 
wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral 
comments may be limited.

Douglas J. Burger,
District Manager.
[FR Doc. 2013-01571 Filed 1-24-13; 8:45 am]
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