Notice of Intent To Establish a Campground Fee on Public Land in Carbon County, WY, 51602-51603 [2014-20631]

Download as PDF 51602 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Notices your membership or returned (if requested) following announcement of the Board’s appointments. Submittal of this information is voluntary. However, failure to complete any or all items will inhibit fair evaluation of your qualifications, and could result in you not receiving full consideration for appointment. Membership Selection: Individuals shall qualify to serve on the Board because of their education, training, or experience that enables them to give informed and objective advice regarding the interest they represent. They should demonstrate experience or knowledge of the area of their expertise and a commitment to collaborate in seeking solutions to resource management issues. The Board is structured to provide fair membership and balance, both geographic and interest specific, in terms of the functions to be performed and points of view to be represented. 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ACTION: Notice of intent. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Rawlins Field Office, Rawlins, Wyoming, intends to establish an overnight camping fee at Corral Creek Campground within the North Platte River Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA). DATES: Comments on the proposed fee changes must be received or postmarked SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:25 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 by November 28, 2014 and include a legible full name and address. Effective February 25, 2015, the BLM will initiate fee collection at Corral Creek Campground, unless the BLM publishes a Federal Register notice to the contrary. Comments received after the close of the comment period or delivered to an address other than the one listed in this notice may not be considered or included in the administrative record for the proposed fee. ADDRESSES: Documents may be reviewed at the Rawlins Field Office, 1300 North Third Street, P.O. Box 2407, Rawlins, WY 82301–2407. Written comments may be mailed or delivered to the same address; faxed to 307–328– 4224; or emailed to BLM_WY_Corral_ Creek@blm.gov with ‘‘Corral Creek Fee Proposal’’ referenced in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Russell, Project Manager, at the address above or phone (307) 328–4252. The business plan and information concerning the proposed fee schedule are available at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/ info/NEPA/documents/rfo/n_platte_ ramp.html. 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 John Russell during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven 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 for the 5,060-acre North Platte River Recreation Area Management Plan (Plan) includes parcels of public land within the SRMA boundary from the Prospect Creek confluence to Seminoe Reservoir covering 110 river miles. Approximately 10 percent of the surface area is public land with the remainder predominantly private and State lands. The Corral Creek Campground is within the SRMA approximately 33 miles northeast of the Encampment, Wyoming, and is a popular recreation site for both day-use and overnight visits. The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), 16 U.S.C. 6801–6814, authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to establish, modify, charge and collect recreation fees at specified categories of Federal recreation lands and waters. The REA also contains specific provisions addressing public involvement when establishing recreation fees. The authority of the Secretary to carry out these provisions expires 11 years after December 8, 2005 (16 U.S.C. 6809 amended). The public involvement PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 provisions of the REA include a requirement that Recreation Resource Advisory Committees or councils be given opportunities to make recommendations regarding the establishment of recreation fees. In Wyoming, the Recreation Action Team (REACT) fulfills the public involvement requirements of the REA. REACT is comprised of State and Federal land management agencies that meet regularly to discuss issues of interest to recreationists in the State. REACT also reviews all fee increase proposals on all State and Federal Government sites in Wyoming. The Corral Creek Campground qualifies as a site where visitors can be charged an Expanded Amenity Fee in accordance with REA criteria at 43 U.S.C. 6802(g)(2). The BLM completed the North Platte River Recreation Area Management Plan and Environmental Assessment Decision Record on September 24, 2013, and fulfilled REA requirements, involved the public, and gathered input on the fee proposal and alternatives. The Plan addresses the following: (1) Visitor use density; (2) River access issues and the establishment of a new campground; (3) Pursuit of a campground fee and improvements; (4) Special Recreation Permit allocations and limits; and (5) Resource impacts caused by peak visitor use on public lands along the North Platte River. Mitigation and reclamation for approved projects in the Plan have been designed to positively benefit social and environmental conditions. The BLM has already analyzed the potential impacts of implementing a campground fee, and considered necessary mitigations in the North Platte River Recreation Area Management Plan and Environmental Assessment. Therefore, establishment of the campground fee would be an administrative action implementing the Sept. 24, 2013 Decision Record. In accordance with BLM policy, the Rawlins Field Office has prepared a business plan that explains the fee collection process for the Corral Creek Campground and how the fees would be used. The proposed fee structure includes the implementation of a $10 fee for each overnight stay per campsite at the campground. No fees would be charged for extra vehicles. New fees would be used to supplement the appropriated recreation maintenance and operations budget and diversify funding for watershed restoration, habitat, soils, environmental interpretation/education and other projects which would benefit the Corral Creek Recreation Site. Within the SRMA, the BLM has charged Expanded Amenity fees of $10 for overnight E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Notices camping per campsite at Bennett Peak and Encampment River campgrounds. A day-use fee is not being charged on BLM-administered recreation sites within the SRMA. A fee collection station, including envelopes and a fee tube, would be located at the trailhead and day-use parking area adjacent to an existing interpretive kiosk that would display the fee schedule and supplementary rules. The fee receipt must be prominently displayed at each occupied site. Those holding the America the Beautiful—The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass (i.e., the Interagency Annual Pass, Interagency Senior Pass, Interagency Access Pass and Interagency Volunteer Pass), the National Parks Pass with golden eagle hologram and the Golden Eagle, Golden Age or Golden Access passports would be entitled to a fee reduction. The pass type and number would be required to be written on the fee envelope. The fee schedule and business plan are available at the Rawlins Field Office. Public comments submitted for this fee proposal, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review in their entirety after the 90-day comment period closes at the Rawlins Field Office during regular business hours, 7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for holidays. 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 may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. The proposal of an overnight camping fee at Corral Creek Campground was analyzed in the 2013 Plan Environmental Assessment (EA) (DOI– BLM–WY–030–2013–0094–EA). This EA included development of recreational infrastructure to meet current BLM fee site standards and proposed the pursuit of a fee program at Corral Creek Campground. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 6803(b). Buddy Green, Acting State Director, Wyoming. [FR Doc. 2014–20631 Filed 8–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:25 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRSS–EQD–SSB–16553; PPWONRADE3, PPMRSNR1Y.NM000] Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Programmatic Review and Clearance Process for NPS-Sponsored Public Surveys National Park Service, Interior. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: We (National Park Service) are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below. The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting renewal of a currently approved collection (OMB Control Number 1024–0224). This Programmatic Review and Clearance Process for NPS-Sponsored Public Surveys simplifies and streamlines the information collection requests to OMB in a manner that allows the NPS to submit and request up to five times as many requests per year as we would through the regular submission route. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as a part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this ICR. A Federal agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: To ensure that your comments on this ICR are considered, OMB must receive them on or before September 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: Please submit written comments on this information collection directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior, via email to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax at 202–395–5806; and identify your submission as 1024–0224. Please also send a copy of your comments to Phadrea Ponds, Information Collection Coordinator, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); or phadrea_ponds@ nps.gov (email). Please reference Information Collection 1024–0224 in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Phadrea Ponds, Information Collection Review Coordinator, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51603 Collins, CO 80525 (mail); or phadrea_ ponds@nps.gov (email). Please reference Information Collection 1024–0224 in the subject line. You may also access this ICR at www.reginfo.gov. I. Abstract The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting a one year extension for the Programmatic Review and Clearance Process for NPS-Sponsored Public Surveys (OMB Control Number 1024– 0224). The request to extend the current expiration date (August 31, 2014) for one year is for the purpose of revising the current Pool of Known Questions that serves as a primary component of this process. This request is also based upon requests from human dimensions and natural resource professionals that we update the current list of questions and topic areas that are more than 20 years old. This extension is needed to work collaboratively with other researchers in this field to increase the Pool of Known Questions usability as an effective tool in this process. During the extension we will continue to submit collections for FY15 (based upon the currently approved documents) and we will also host a series of workshops to facilitate the revision of the topic areas and questions. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1024–0224. Title: Programmatic Review and Clearance Process for NPS-Sponsored Public Surveys. Type of Request: Renewal. Affected Public: General public; individual households. Respondent Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: One time. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 53,500. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 17,080 hours. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’: None. III. Request for Comments On May 27, 2014, we published a Federal Register notice (79 FR 30162) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. Public comments were solicited for 60 days ending July 28, 2014. We did not receive any public comments in response to that notice. In addition, individuals who had served as principal investigators of NPSsponsored public surveys in FY 2012– 13 were informed that the 60-day Federal Register notice was published. However, we requested that several social scientists and natural resource researchers provide a review of the Pool of Known Questions. Several of the reviewers suggested that it is time to E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLWYD030000-L12320000-DA0000]


Notice of Intent To Establish a Campground Fee on Public Land in 
Carbon County, WY

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Rawlins Field Office, 
Rawlins, Wyoming, intends to establish an overnight camping fee at 
Corral Creek Campground within the North Platte River Special 
Recreation Management Area (SRMA).

DATES: Comments on the proposed fee changes must be received or 
postmarked by November 28, 2014 and include a legible full name and 
address. Effective February 25, 2015, the BLM will initiate fee 
collection at Corral Creek Campground, unless the BLM publishes a 
Federal Register notice to the contrary. Comments received after the 
close of the comment period or delivered to an address other than the 
one listed in this notice may not be considered or included in the 
administrative record for the proposed fee.

ADDRESSES: Documents may be reviewed at the Rawlins Field Office, 1300 
North Third Street, P.O. Box 2407, Rawlins, WY 82301-2407. Written 
comments may be mailed or delivered to the same address; faxed to 307-
328-4224; or emailed to 
BLMWYCorralCreek@blm.gov with ``Corral Creek 
Fee Proposal'' referenced in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Russell, Project Manager, at the 
address above or phone (307) 328-4252. The business plan and 
information concerning the proposed fee schedule are available at 
www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/rfo/
nplatteramp.html. 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 John 
Russell during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a 
day, seven 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 for the 5,060-acre North 
Platte River Recreation Area Management Plan (Plan) includes parcels of 
public land within the SRMA boundary from the Prospect Creek confluence 
to Seminoe Reservoir covering 110 river miles. Approximately 10 percent 
of the surface area is public land with the remainder predominantly 
private and State lands. The Corral Creek Campground is within the SRMA 
approximately 33 miles northeast of the Encampment, Wyoming, and is a 
popular recreation site for both day-use and overnight visits. The 
Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), 16 U.S.C. 6801-6814, 
authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to establish, modify, charge 
and collect recreation fees at specified categories of Federal 
recreation lands and waters. The REA also contains specific provisions 
addressing public involvement when establishing recreation fees. The 
authority of the Secretary to carry out these provisions expires 11 
years after December 8, 2005 (16 U.S.C. 6809 amended). The public 
involvement provisions of the REA include a requirement that Recreation 
Resource Advisory Committees or councils be given opportunities to make 
recommendations regarding the establishment of recreation fees. In 
Wyoming, the Recreation Action Team (REACT) fulfills the public 
involvement requirements of the REA. REACT is comprised of State and 
Federal land management agencies that meet regularly to discuss issues 
of interest to recreationists in the State. REACT also reviews all fee 
increase proposals on all State and Federal Government sites in 
Wyoming. The Corral Creek Campground qualifies as a site where visitors 
can be charged an Expanded Amenity Fee in accordance with REA criteria 
at 43 U.S.C. 6802(g)(2). The BLM completed the North Platte River 
Recreation Area Management Plan and Environmental Assessment Decision 
Record on September 24, 2013, and fulfilled REA requirements, involved 
the public, and gathered input on the fee proposal and alternatives.
    The Plan addresses the following: (1) Visitor use density; (2) 
River access issues and the establishment of a new campground; (3) 
Pursuit of a campground fee and improvements; (4) Special Recreation 
Permit allocations and limits; and (5) Resource impacts caused by peak 
visitor use on public lands along the North Platte River. Mitigation 
and reclamation for approved projects in the Plan have been designed to 
positively benefit social and environmental conditions. The BLM has 
already analyzed the potential impacts of implementing a campground 
fee, and considered necessary mitigations in the North Platte River 
Recreation Area Management Plan and Environmental Assessment. 
Therefore, establishment of the campground fee would be an 
administrative action implementing the Sept. 24, 2013 Decision Record.
    In accordance with BLM policy, the Rawlins Field Office has 
prepared a business plan that explains the fee collection process for 
the Corral Creek Campground and how the fees would be used. The 
proposed fee structure includes the implementation of a $10 fee for 
each overnight stay per campsite at the campground. No fees would be 
charged for extra vehicles. New fees would be used to supplement the 
appropriated recreation maintenance and operations budget and diversify 
funding for watershed restoration, habitat, soils, environmental 
interpretation/education and other projects which would benefit the 
Corral Creek Recreation Site. Within the SRMA, the BLM has charged 
Expanded Amenity fees of $10 for overnight

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camping per campsite at Bennett Peak and Encampment River campgrounds. 
A day-use fee is not being charged on BLM-administered recreation sites 
within the SRMA.
    A fee collection station, including envelopes and a fee tube, would 
be located at the trailhead and day-use parking area adjacent to an 
existing interpretive kiosk that would display the fee schedule and 
supplementary rules. The fee receipt must be prominently displayed at 
each occupied site. Those holding the America the Beautiful--The 
National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass (i.e., the 
Interagency Annual Pass, Interagency Senior Pass, Interagency Access 
Pass and Interagency Volunteer Pass), the National Parks Pass with 
golden eagle hologram and the Golden Eagle, Golden Age or Golden Access 
passports would be entitled to a fee reduction. The pass type and 
number would be required to be written on the fee envelope.
    The fee schedule and business plan are available at the Rawlins 
Field Office. Public comments submitted for this fee proposal, 
including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available 
for public review in their entirety after the 90-day comment period 
closes at the Rawlins Field Office during regular business hours, 7:45 
a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for holidays.
    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 may 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.
    The proposal of an overnight camping fee at Corral Creek Campground 
was analyzed in the 2013 Plan Environmental Assessment (EA) (DOI-BLM-
WY-030-2013-0094-EA). This EA included development of recreational 
infrastructure to meet current BLM fee site standards and proposed the 
pursuit of a fee program at Corral Creek Campground.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 6803(b).

Buddy Green,
Acting State Director, Wyoming.
[FR Doc. 2014-20631 Filed 8-28-14; 8:45 am]
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