Notice of Extension of Temporary Closure of Public Land in Doña Ana County, NM, 47670-47671 [2014-19217]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 47670 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 157 / Thursday, August 14, 2014 / Notices area may present opportunities to advance landscape-scale conservation goals for the BLM and National Park Service (NPS). The area was removed from the Park (then a National Monument) in 1950 to further the national objective of mining and development of the steel industry. NPS, serving as a cooperating agency in the NEPA process, will assist the BLM during scoping to assess landscape-scale conservation opportunities for lands that support habitat, historic, cultural and other conservation values. Concurrent with the scoping process, NPS plans to evaluate opportunities for addition to Joshua Tree National Park. The following preliminary revised purpose and need for Eagle Mountain Land Exchange reflects the fact that the landfill project has been abandoned. The preliminary revised purpose and need is to: 1. Protect important habitat and conservation values, including critical desert tortoise habitat, habitat for the Yuma clapper rail and desert pupfish, and critical upland habitat that is important for maintaining ecosystem processes and resources conserved by Joshua Tree National Park and other conservation partners; 2. Ensure the permanent conservation of formerly private inholdings in the Chuckwalla Desert Wildlife Management Area, the Dos Palmas Area of Critical Environmental Concern, and conservation areas designated in the Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan; 3. Reduce the BLM’s costs associated with managing lands that generally lack legal and physical access, are encumbered by mining claims, and which have been included in mining operations associated with the Eagle Mountain Mine; 4. Divest the BLM of the federal reversionary interest in the Eagle Mountain townsite, which is not suitable for management by the BLM; and 5. Facilitate adaptive re-use of the Eagle Mountain townsite, unencumbered by the federal reversionary interest, including potentially preserving this area for any cultural and historic values. The BLM will use 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). New information about historic and cultural resources in the project area will assist the BLM in identifying and evaluating impacts to such resources in VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Aug 13, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 Eagle Mountain Land Exchange 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. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised 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 from public review your personal indentifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7. John Kalish, Field Manager, South Coast Field Office. [FR Doc. 2014–19239 Filed 8–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNML00000 L13300000.EP0000 14XL1109AF] Notice of Extension of Temporary ˜ Closure of Public Land in Dona Ana County, NM Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Las Cruces District Office is extending a temporary closure of public land in the vicinity of the ˜ Community Pit No. 1 in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, in order to protect persons, property, and public lands and resources. DATES: This closure will be in effect on September 15, 2014 and shall remain in effect for up to 24 months, or until a final decision is made in the TriCounty Resource Management Plan (RMP), whichever is sooner. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward Seum, Supervisor, Lands and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Minerals, BLM Las Cruces District Office, 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, NM 88005; or by telephone at 575–525–4300. 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 TriCounty RMP is analyzing a range of alternatives, including an alternative that would close the 67.5-acre Community Pit No.1 until physical remediation of the high, unconsolidated walls has occurred, thereby eliminating the public health and safety risk. Pursuant to a temporary closure that published in the Federal Register on July 23, 2012 (77 FR 43111), the area was closed to casual use to protect persons, property, and public land and resources, and generally to provide for public safety. The extension of the closure is needed to reduce or prevent the opportunity for damage to property, personal injury, or loss of life in the vicinity of the Community Pit No. 1 in ˜ Dona Ana County, New Mexico. The temporary closure and restrictions applicable to the closure are as follows: 1. The public land to be closed under this notice is described as: New Mexico Principal Meridian, New Mexico T. 22 S., R. 1 E., Sec. 19, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, E1⁄2E1⁄2SW1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, S1⁄2N1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4, S1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4. Containing 67.5 acres. Any area described as a half (1/2) of a half (1/2) is based on the proper subdivision of section in accordance with the Manual of Surveying Instructions. All public use, including casual use, is prohibited on this 67.5-acre parcel. Casual use is defined as any short-term, non-commercial activity which does not noticeably damage or disturb the public land, resources, or improvements. Closure of this parcel is a consequence of unsafe conditions related to past mining resulting in steep high walls in excess of 150 feet, abrupt precipices and ledges, and loose unconsolidated walls of rock. 2. This closure does not affect the ability of local, State, or Federal officials in the performance of their duties in the area. 3. This Notice will be posted along the public roads where this closure is in effect. E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 157 / Thursday, August 14, 2014 / Notices 4. The following persons are exempt from this closure order: a. Federal, State, or local law enforcement officers, while acting within the scope of their official duties; and b. Any person who obtains, or currently is in possession of, an authorization or permit from the BLM for use of the land identified in this closure. Violations of this closure and restrictions are punishable by fines not to exceed $1,000 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 1 year. These actions are taken to protect public health and safety. The Las Cruces District Office has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) (DOI–BLM–NM– LCDO–2010–0086–EA) to close the pit to public use, evaluating the potential reclamation of the site and analyzing the hazards to public health and safety until such time as reclamation of the site would be completed. Copies of this closure order and maps showing the location are available from the Las Cruces District Office, 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, NM 88005. Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1 and 18 U.S.C. 3551. Jesse J. Juen, State Director. [FR Doc. 2014–19217 Filed 8–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNV952000 L14200000.BJ0000 241A; 13– 08807; MO#4500067817; TAS: 14X1109] Filing of Plats of Survey; NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The purpose of this notice is to inform the public and interested State and local government officials of the filing of Plats of Survey in Nevada. DATES: Effective Dates: Unless otherwise stated filing is effective at 10:00 a.m. on the dates indicated below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David D. Morlan, Chief, Branch of Geographic Sciences, Bureau of Land Management, Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, NV 89502–7147, phone: 775–861–6490. 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 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Aug 13, 2014 Jkt 232001 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: 1. The Plat of Survey of the following described lands was officially filed at the Nevada State Office, Reno, Nevada on June 30, 2014: The plat, in 1 sheet, representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the east boundary, a portion of the subdivisional lines and the subdivision of sections 25 and 26, Township 24 South, Range 58 East, Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada, under Group No. 887, was accepted June 25, 2014. This survey was executed to meet certain administrative needs of the BLM. 2. The Plat of Survey of the following described lands was officially filed at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada State Office, Reno, Nevada, on June 30, 2014: The plat, in 3 sheets, representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the east boundary (Carson River Guide Meridian) and a portion of the subdivisional lines, the subdivision of section 1 and the metes-and-bounds surveys of a line 30 feet northerly and parallel with the apparent centerline of a portion of Eastgate Siding Road, a portion of the northerly right-of-way line of Flint Drive and a portion of the easterly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway No. 50, Township 15 North, Range 20 East, Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada, under Group No. 920, was accepted June 25, 2014. This survey was executed to facilitate the conveyance of certain public lands to the Municipality of Carson City, Nevada, as provided for by special legislation within the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Public Law 111–11. 3. The Plat of Survey of the following described lands was officially filed at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada State Office, Reno, Nevada, on June 30, 2014: The plat, in 1 sheet, representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines, the subdivision of section 6 and a metes-and-bounds survey of a portion of the Carson City and Lyon County Line, Township 15 North, Range 21 East, Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada, under Group No. 920, was accepted June 25, 2014. This survey was executed to facilitate the conveyance of certain public lands to the Municipality of Carson City, Nevada, as provided for by special legislation within the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Public Law 111–11. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 47671 4. The Plat of Survey of the following described lands was officially filed at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada State Office, Reno, Nevada, on June 30, 2014: The plat, in 2 sheets, representing the dependent resurvey of the Third Standard Parallel North through a portion of Range 20 East and a portion of the subdivisional lines, the subdivision of section 36 and a metesand-bounds survey of a portion of the centerline of U.S. Highway No. 50, Township 16 North, Range 20 East, Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada, under Group No. 920, was accepted June 25, 2014. This survey was executed to facilitate the conveyance of certain public lands to the Municipality of Carson City, Nevada, as provided for by special legislation within the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Public Law 111–11. 5. The Plat of Survey of the following described lands was officially filed at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada State Office, Reno, Nevada, on June 30, 2014: The plat, in 1 sheet, representing the dependent resurvey of the Third Standard Parallel North through a portion of Range 21 East, a portion of the west boundary (Carson River Guide Meridian) and a portion of the subdivisional lines, the subdivision of section 31 and a metes-and-bounds survey of a portion of the Carson City and Lyon County Line, Township 16 North, Range 21 East, Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada, under Group No. 920, was accepted June 25, 2014. This survey was executed to facilitate the conveyance of certain public lands to the Municipality of Carson City, Nevada, as provided for by special legislation within the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Public Law 111–11. The surveys listed above are now the basic record for describing the lands for all authorized purposes. These surveys have been placed in the open files in the BLM Nevada State Office and are available to the public as a matter of information. Copies of the surveys and related field notes may be furnished to the public upon payment of the appropriate fees. Dated: July 1, 2014. David D. Morlan, Chief Cadastral Surveyor, Nevada. [FR Doc. 2014–19234 Filed 8–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 157 (Thursday, August 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47670-47671]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19217]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNML00000 L13300000.EP0000 14XL1109AF]


Notice of Extension of Temporary Closure of Public Land in 
Do[ntilde]a Ana County, NM

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Las Cruces District 
Office is extending a temporary closure of public land in the vicinity 
of the Community Pit No. 1 in Do[ntilde]a Ana County, New Mexico, in 
order to protect persons, property, and public lands and resources.

DATES: This closure will be in effect on September 15, 2014 and shall 
remain in effect for up to 24 months, or until a final decision is made 
in the TriCounty Resource Management Plan (RMP), whichever is sooner.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward Seum, Supervisor, Lands and 
Minerals, BLM Las Cruces District Office, 1800 Marquess Street, Las 
Cruces, NM 88005; or by telephone at 575-525-4300. 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 TriCounty RMP is analyzing a range of 
alternatives, including an alternative that would close the 67.5-acre 
Community Pit No.1 until physical remediation of the high, 
unconsolidated walls has occurred, thereby eliminating the public 
health and safety risk. Pursuant to a temporary closure that published 
in the Federal Register on July 23, 2012 (77 FR 43111), the area was 
closed to casual use to protect persons, property, and public land and 
resources, and generally to provide for public safety. The extension of 
the closure is needed to reduce or prevent the opportunity for damage 
to property, personal injury, or loss of life in the vicinity of the 
Community Pit No. 1 in Do[ntilde]a Ana County, New Mexico. The 
temporary closure and restrictions applicable to the closure are as 
follows:
    1. The public land to be closed under this notice is described as:

New Mexico Principal Meridian, New Mexico

T. 22 S., R. 1 E.,
    Sec. 19, SW\1/4\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\, E\1/2\E\1/2\SW\1/4\SW\1/4\SE\1/
4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\SE\1/4\, S\1/2\N\1/2\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\, S\1/2\SE\1/
4\SE\1/4\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\SE\1/4\.

    Containing 67.5 acres. Any area described as a half (1/2) of a 
half (1/2) is based on the proper subdivision of section in 
accordance with the Manual of Surveying Instructions.

    All public use, including casual use, is prohibited on this 67.5-
acre parcel. Casual use is defined as any short-term, non-commercial 
activity which does not noticeably damage or disturb the public land, 
resources, or improvements. Closure of this parcel is a consequence of 
unsafe conditions related to past mining resulting in steep high walls 
in excess of 150 feet, abrupt precipices and ledges, and loose 
unconsolidated walls of rock.
    2. This closure does not affect the ability of local, State, or 
Federal officials in the performance of their duties in the area.
    3. This Notice will be posted along the public roads where this 
closure is in effect.

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    4. The following persons are exempt from this closure order:
    a. Federal, State, or local law enforcement officers, while acting 
within the scope of their official duties; and
    b. Any person who obtains, or currently is in possession of, an 
authorization or permit from the BLM for use of the land identified in 
this closure.
    Violations of this closure and restrictions are punishable by fines 
not to exceed $1,000 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 1 year. These 
actions are taken to protect public health and safety.
    The Las Cruces District Office has completed an Environmental 
Assessment (EA) (DOI-BLM-NM-LCDO-2010-0086-EA) to close the pit to 
public use, evaluating the potential reclamation of the site and 
analyzing the hazards to public health and safety until such time as 
reclamation of the site would be completed.
    Copies of this closure order and maps showing the location are 
available from the Las Cruces District Office, 1800 Marquess Street, 
Las Cruces, NM 88005.

    Authority:  43 CFR 8364.1 and 18 U.S.C. 3551.

Jesse J. Juen,
State Director.
[FR Doc. 2014-19217 Filed 8-13-14; 8:45 am]
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