Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Lander Field Office Planning Area, WY, 12347-12348 [2013-03991]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 36 / Friday, February 22, 2013 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES property for purposes other than the identified activity is not considered economically feasible. Because of economic considerations and because the proposed action results in a net benefit for the covered species, Morro shoulderband snail, the No Action Alternative has been rejected. Under the ‘‘Project Redesign’’ alternative, the project would be redesigned to avoid or further reduce take of Morro shoulderband snail. The onsite habitats occupied by Morro shoulderband snail are highly degraded in nature and the parcel is not of sufficient size to accommodate a redesign that would substantially improve the conservation benefit to the species beyond what would be achieved in the proposed project. For these reasons, the alternate design alternative has also been rejected. We are requesting comments on our preliminary determination that the applicant’s proposal will have a minor or negligible effect on the Morro shoulderband snail and that the plan qualifies as a low-effect HCP as defined by our Habitat Conservation Planning Handbook (November 1996). We base our determinations on three criteria: (1) Implementation of the proposed project as described in the HCP would result in minor or negligible effects on federally listed, proposed, and/or candidate species and their habitats; (2) implementation of the HCP would result in minor negligible effects on other environmental values or resources; and (3) HCP impacts, considered together with those of other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future projects, would not result in cumulatively significant effects. In our analysis of these criteria, we have made a preliminary determination that the approval of the HCP and issuance of an ITP qualify for categorical exclusion under the NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), as provided by the Department of Interior Manual (516 DM 2 Appendix 2 and 516 DM 8); however, based upon our review of public comments that we receive in response to this notice, this preliminary determination may be revised. Next Steps We will evaluate the permit application, including the plan and comments, we receive, to determine whether the application meets the requirements of Section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act. We will also evaluate whether VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:18 Feb 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 issuance of the ITP would comply with Section 7(a)(2) of the Act by conducting an intra-Service Section 7 consultation. Public Review We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the Act and the NEPA public involvement regulations (40 CFR 1500.1(b), 1500.2(d), and 1506.6). We are requesting comments on our determination that the applicants’ proposal will have a minor or neglible effect on the Morro shoulderband snail and that the plan qualifies as a loweffect HCP as defined by our 1996 Habitat Conservation Planning Handbook. We will evaluate the permit application, including the plan and comments, we receive, to determine whether the application meets the requirements of section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act. We will use the results of our internal Service consultation, in combination with the above findings, in our final analysis to determine whether to issue the permits. If the requirements are met, we will issue an ITP to the applicant for the incidental take of Morro shoulderband snail. We will make the final permit decision no sooner than 30 days after the date of this notice. Public Comments If you wish to comment on the permit applications, plans, and associated documents, you may submit comments by any one of the methods in ADDRESSES. Public Availability of Comments 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 view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Dated: February 14, 2013. Diane K. Noda, Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, Ventura, California. [FR Doc. 2013–04046 Filed 2–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12347 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWYR05000 L16100000.DQ0000 LXSS04 K0000] Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Lander Field Office Planning Area, WY Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance 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) has prepared a proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP)/final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Lander, Wyoming, Field Office and by this notice is announcing its availability. DATES: BLM planning regulations state that any person who meets the conditions described in the regulations may protest the BLM’s proposed RMP/ final EIS. A person who meets the conditions and files a protest must file the protest within 30 days of the date that the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability of the proposed RMP/final EIS in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Lander proposed RMP/final EIS have been sent to affected Federal, State, and local Government agencies and to other stakeholders, tribal Governments and members of the public who have requested copies. Copies of the Lander proposed RMP/final EIS are available for public inspection at the BLM Lander Field Office, 1335 Main Street, Lander, Wyoming; BLM Wind River/Bighorn Basin District Office, 101 South 23rd Street, Worland, Wyoming; Fremont County public libraries in Riverton, Lander, and Dubois and Central Wyoming College and at the Eastern Shoshone and the Northern Arapaho Tribal Business Councils in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. Interested persons may also review the proposed RMP/ final EIS on the Internet at http://www. blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Planning/ rmps/lander.html. All protests must be in writing and mailed to one of the following addresses: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 12348 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 36 / Friday, February 22, 2013 / Notices Regular mail Overnight mail BLM Director (210), Attention: Brenda Williams, P.O. Box 71383, Washington, DC 20024–1383. BLM Director (210), attention: Brenda Williams, 20 M Street SE., Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20003. For further information contact Kristin Yannone, Planner; telephone 307–332– 8400; address BLM Lander Field Office, 1335 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520; email BLM_WY_LRMP_WYMail@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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The planning area includes lands within the BLM Lander Field Office’s administrative boundaries, including all of Fremont County and some of Teton, Sweetwater, Hot Springs, Carbon, and Natrona counties in Wyoming. The planning area includes all lands, regardless of jurisdiction, totaling approximately 6.6 million acres; however, the BLM will only make decisions on lands that fall under the BLM’s jurisdiction. The decision area includes approximately 2.4 million acres of BLM-administered surface and 2.8 million acres of Federal mineral estate. The proposed RMP will replace the 1987 Lander RMP. The Draft RMP/EIS was made available for public review for a 90-day period on September 9, 2011. The Draft RMP/EIS described and analyzed a series of goals, objectives, and management actions, within four management alternatives, designed to address new management challenges and issues raised during scoping. These included, but were not limited to, mineral development, livestock grazing, air quality, special management areas including areas of critical environmental concern (ACEC), wildlife habitats including that of the Greater Sage-Grouse, and management of the settings of the National Historic trails. The four alternatives were: • Alternative A: Continues existing management practices (no action alternative); • Alternative B: Emphasizes conservation of natural and cultural resources while providing for compatible development and use; sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:18 Feb 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 • Alternative C: Emphasizes resource development and use while protecting natural and cultural resources; and • Alternative D: Provides development opportunities while protecting sensitive resources (proposed RMP). Comments on the Draft RMP/EIS received from the public and internal BLM review were carefully considered and incorporated as appropriate into the proposed RMP. The proposed RMP would provide comprehensive, longrange decisions for the use and management of resources in the planning area administered by the BLM and focus on the principles of multiple use and sustained yield. Alternative D includes objectives and management actions to ensure future BLM actions support the nature and purposes of the five congressionally designated National Historic Trails within the Lander Field Office. Alternative D adopts a National Trails Management Corridor with allowable uses, management actions, and necessary restrictions for all resources and resource uses within the corridor in order to effectively support the nature and purposes of the National Historic Trails, and the resources, qualities, values, and associated settings and the primary use or uses of each trail. Descriptions and maps of the proposed National Trail Management Corridor(s) have been prepared and are found within the Lander proposed RMP/final EIS, and are also available for review at the BLM Wyoming State Office and at the Lander Field Office. Instructions for filing a protest with the Director of the BLM regarding the proposed RMP/final EIS may be found in the ‘‘Dear Reader’’ letter of the proposed Lander RMP/final EIS and at 43 CFR 1610.5–2. All protests must be in writing and mailed to the appropriate address, as set forth in the ADDRESSES section above. Emailed and faxed protests will not be accepted as valid protests unless the protesting party also provides the original letter by either regular or overnight mail postmarked by the close of the protest period. Under these conditions, the BLM will consider the emailed or faxed protest as an advance copy and it will receive full consideration. If you wish to provide the BLM with such advance notification, please direct emails to Brenda_Hudgens-Williams@blm.gov and PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 faxed protests to the attention of the BLM protest coordinator at 202–245– 0028. Before including your phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your protest, you should be aware that your entire protest—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your protest to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10, 43 CFR 1610.2, 43 CFR 1610.5. Donald A. Simpson, State Director. [FR Doc. 2013–03991 Filed 2–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCO956000 L14200000.BJ0000] Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Office is publishing this notice to inform the public of the official filing of the survey plats listed below. The plats will be available for viewing at http:// www.glorecords.blm.gov. DATES: The plats described in this notice were filed on February 12, 2013. ADDRESSES: BLM Colorado State Office, Cadastral Survey, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215– 7093. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randy Bloom, Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Colorado, (303) 239–3856. 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 36 (Friday, February 22, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12347-12348]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03991]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLWYR05000 L16100000.DQ0000 LXSS04 K0000]


Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan 
and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Lander Field Office 
Planning Area, WY

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance 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) has prepared a 
proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP)/final environmental impact 
statement (EIS) for the Lander, Wyoming, Field Office and by this 
notice is announcing its availability.

DATES: BLM planning regulations state that any person who meets the 
conditions described in the regulations may protest the BLM's proposed 
RMP/final EIS. A person who meets the conditions and files a protest 
must file the protest within 30 days of the date that the Environmental 
Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability of the proposed 
RMP/final EIS in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Lander proposed RMP/final EIS have been sent 
to affected Federal, State, and local Government agencies and to other 
stakeholders, tribal Governments and members of the public who have 
requested copies. Copies of the Lander proposed RMP/final EIS are 
available for public inspection at the BLM Lander Field Office, 1335 
Main Street, Lander, Wyoming; BLM Wind River/Bighorn Basin District 
Office, 101 South 23rd Street, Worland, Wyoming; Fremont County public 
libraries in Riverton, Lander, and Dubois and Central Wyoming College 
and at the Eastern Shoshone and the Northern Arapaho Tribal Business 
Councils in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. Interested persons may also review 
the proposed RMP/final EIS on the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Planning/rmps/lander.html. All protests must be in writing 
and mailed to one of the following addresses:

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BLM Director (210), Attention:     BLM Director (210), attention: Brenda
 Brenda Williams, P.O. Box 71383,   Williams, 20 M Street SE., Room
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact 
Kristin Yannone, Planner; telephone 307-332-8400; address BLM Lander 
Field Office, 1335 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520; email BLM_WY_LRMP_WYMail@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 planning area includes lands within the 
BLM Lander Field Office's administrative boundaries, including all of 
Fremont County and some of Teton, Sweetwater, Hot Springs, Carbon, and 
Natrona counties in Wyoming. The planning area includes all lands, 
regardless of jurisdiction, totaling approximately 6.6 million acres; 
however, the BLM will only make decisions on lands that fall under the 
BLM's jurisdiction. The decision area includes approximately 2.4 
million acres of BLM-administered surface and 2.8 million acres of 
Federal mineral estate. The proposed RMP will replace the 1987 Lander 
RMP.
    The Draft RMP/EIS was made available for public review for a 90-day 
period on September 9, 2011. The Draft RMP/EIS described and analyzed a 
series of goals, objectives, and management actions, within four 
management alternatives, designed to address new management challenges 
and issues raised during scoping. These included, but were not limited 
to, mineral development, livestock grazing, air quality, special 
management areas including areas of critical environmental concern 
(ACEC), wildlife habitats including that of the Greater Sage-Grouse, 
and management of the settings of the National Historic trails. The 
four alternatives were:
     Alternative A: Continues existing management practices (no 
action alternative);
     Alternative B: Emphasizes conservation of natural and 
cultural resources while providing for compatible development and use;
     Alternative C: Emphasizes resource development and use 
while protecting natural and cultural resources; and
     Alternative D: Provides development opportunities while 
protecting sensitive resources (proposed RMP).
    Comments on the Draft RMP/EIS received from the public and internal 
BLM review were carefully considered and incorporated as appropriate 
into the proposed RMP. The proposed RMP would provide comprehensive, 
long-range decisions for the use and management of resources in the 
planning area administered by the BLM and focus on the principles of 
multiple use and sustained yield.
    Alternative D includes objectives and management actions to ensure 
future BLM actions support the nature and purposes of the five 
congressionally designated National Historic Trails within the Lander 
Field Office. Alternative D adopts a National Trails Management 
Corridor with allowable uses, management actions, and necessary 
restrictions for all resources and resource uses within the corridor in 
order to effectively support the nature and purposes of the National 
Historic Trails, and the resources, qualities, values, and associated 
settings and the primary use or uses of each trail. Descriptions and 
maps of the proposed National Trail Management Corridor(s) have been 
prepared and are found within the Lander proposed RMP/final EIS, and 
are also available for review at the BLM Wyoming State Office and at 
the Lander Field Office.
    Instructions for filing a protest with the Director of the BLM 
regarding the proposed RMP/final EIS may be found in the ``Dear 
Reader'' letter of the proposed Lander RMP/final EIS and at 43 CFR 
1610.5-2. All protests must be in writing and mailed to the appropriate 
address, as set forth in the ADDRESSES section above. Emailed and faxed 
protests will not be accepted as valid protests unless the protesting 
party also provides the original letter by either regular or overnight 
mail postmarked by the close of the protest period. Under these 
conditions, the BLM will consider the emailed or faxed protest as an 
advance copy and it will receive full consideration. If you wish to 
provide the BLM with such advance notification, please direct emails to 
Brenda_Hudgens-Williams@blm.gov and faxed protests to the attention of 
the BLM protest coordinator at 202-245-0028.
    Before including your phone number, email address, or other 
personal identifying information in your protest, you should be aware 
that your entire protest--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your protest to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10, 43 CFR 1610.2, 43 CFR 
1610.5.

Donald A. Simpson,
State Director.
[FR Doc. 2013-03991 Filed 2-21-13; 8:45 am]
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