Notice of Intent To Solicit Nominations for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council, 68697-68698 [2014-27267]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 222 / Tuesday, November 18, 2014 / Notices collaborative solutions (e.g., civic organizations, planning commissions, school boards, etc.); 13. Identification of any BLM permits, leases, or licenses held by the individual or his or her employer; 14. Indication of whether the individual is a federally registered lobbyist; and 15. Explanation of interest in serving on the Board. At least one letter of reference sent from special interests or organizations the individual may represent, including, but not limited to, business associates, friends, co-workers, local, State, and/or Federal government representatives, or members of Congress should be included along with any other information that is relevant to the individual’s qualifications. As appropriate, certain Board members may be appointed as special government employees. Special government employees serve on the Board without compensation and are subject to financial disclosure requirements in the Ethics in Government Act and 5 CFR 2634. If you have already submitted a nomination in response to the Notice of Call for Nominations for the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, which published in the Federal Register on August 29, 2014 (79 FR 51601), you will not need to resubmit a nomination. Nominations are to be sent to the address listed under ADDRESSES above. Privacy Act Statement: The authority to request this information is contained in 5 U.S.C. 301, the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), and 43 CFR part 1784. The appointment officer uses this information to determine education, training, and experience related to possible service on a BLM advisory council. If you are appointed as an advisor, the information will be retained by the appointing official for as long as you serve. 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Members are selected with the objective of providing representative counsel and advice about public land and resource planning. No person is to be denied an opportunity to serve because of race, age, sex, religion, or national origin. The Obama Administration prohibits individuals who are currently federally registered lobbyists to serve on all FACA and non-FACA boards, committees or councils. Pursuant to Section 7 of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, members of the Board cannot be employed by either Federal or State governments. Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–1. Joe Stout, Acting Deputy Assistant Director, Resources and Planning. [FR Doc. 2014–27273 Filed 11–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCON06000 L16100000.DP0000] Notice of Intent To Solicit Nominations for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) was directed by the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 to establish the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (D–E NCA) Advisory Council (Council). The 10member Council was formed in December 2010 to provide recommendations to the Secretary through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) during the development of a resource management plan (RMP) for the D–E NCA. This call for nominations is to fill two of the 10 seats on the Council. The appointments for these two members are scheduled to expire in January 2015. DATES: Submit nomination packages on or before December 18, 2014. ADDRESSES: Send completed Council nominations to D–E NCA Interim Manager Collin Ewing, Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506. Nomination forms may be obtained at the Grand Junction Field Office at the above address; at the BLM Uncompahgre Field Office, 2465 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68697 South Townsend Avenue, Montrose, CO 81401; or online at http://www.blm.gov/ co/st/en/nca/denca/denca_rmp/ DENCA_Resource_Advisory_ Council.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Collin Ewing, D–E NCA Interim Manager, 970–244–3049, cewing@ 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 D–E NCA and Dominguez Canyon Wilderness, located within the D–E NCA, were established by the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Public Law 111–11 (Act). The D–E NCA is comprised of approximately 210,172 acres of public land, including approximately 66,280 acres designated as Dominguez Canyon Wilderness located in Delta, Montrose and Mesa counties, Colorado. The purpose of the D–E NCA is to conserve and protect the unique and important resources and values of the land for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. These resources and values include the geological, cultural, archaeological, paleontological, natural, scientific, recreational, wilderness, wildlife, riparian, historical, educational, and scenic resources of the public lands; and the water resources of area streams based on seasonally available flows that are necessary to support aquatic, riparian, and terrestrial species and communities. According to the Act, the 10-member Council is to include, to the extent practicable: 1. One member appointed after considering the recommendations of the Mesa County Commission; 2. One member appointed after considering the recommendations of the Montrose County Commission; 3. One member appointed after considering the recommendations of the Delta County Commission; 4. One member appointed after considering the recommendations of the permittees holding grazing allotments within the D–E NCA or the wilderness; and 5. Six members who reside in, or within reasonable proximity to Mesa, Delta or Montrose counties, Colorado, with backgrounds that reflect: a. The purposes for which the D–E NCA or wilderness was established; and E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 68698 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 222 / Tuesday, November 18, 2014 / Notices b. The interests of the stakeholders that are affected by the planning and management of the D–E NCA and wilderness. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management The two solicited applications will replace the Council member representing Delta County and a Council member representing wildlife interests. The new nominations should ensure that the Council remains representative of the stakeholder groups and geographical areas with an interest in the management of the D–E NCA, as mandated by the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 (Act). Any individual or organization may nominate one or more persons to serve on the Council. Individuals may nominate themselves for Council membership. The Obama Administration prohibits individuals who are currently federally registered lobbyists from serving on all Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and non-FACA boards, committees or councils. Nomination forms may be obtained from the BLM Grand Junction or Uncompahgre field offices or downloaded from the following Web site: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/nca/ denca/denca_rmp/DENCA_Resource_ Advisory_Council.html. Nomination packages must include a completed nomination form, letters of reference from the represented interests or organizations, and any other information relevant to the nominee’s qualifications. Letters of reference can be from an organization or from anyone who is familiar with the nominee’s ability to speak as an expert on the topic of interest. Nominations are open to new and currently seated members. The Grand Junction and Uncompahgre field offices will review the nomination packages in coordination with the affected counties and the Governor of Colorado before forwarding recommendations to the Secretary, who will make the appointments. The Council shall be subject to the FACA, 5 U.S.C. App. 2; and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq. Ruth Welch, BLM Colorado State Director. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2014–27267 Filed 11–17–14; 8:45 am] 17:27 Nov 17, 2014 Notice of Temporary Closure for Selected Public Lands in Uintah and Grand Counties, UT Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As authorized under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, notice is hereby given that certain public lands near P.R. Springs developed camping site in Utah were temporarily closed to overnight camping. This closure provided for public health and safety due to serious concerns noted by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources regarding the potential for human-bear conflicts in the area. DATES: Effective: The temporary closure to overnight camping was in effect from July 30, 2014 through August 13, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Brown, Assistant Field Manager Resources, BLM Utah Vernal Field Office, telephone: 435–781–4400, email: m2brown@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 leave a message or question for the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM’s regulations at 43 CFR 8364(c) require that this notice of closure be published in the Federal Register even though the lands reopened on August 14, 2014. The temporary closure affected public lands within and adjacent to the P.R. Springs developed camping site. This closure applied to all overnight camping in both developed and dispersed camping areas. The public lands affected by this closure are described as follows: SUMMARY: A 5-mile radius surrounding the area known as P.R. Springs, specifically located at Salt Lake Meridian, Utah T. 15 S., R. 23 E., Sec. 36, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4. The closure was announced on July 30, 2014. The closure notice and map of the closure area were posted at the BLM Utah Vernal Field Office, 170 South 500 East, Vernal, UT, and on the BLM Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/ vernal.html. Signs were posted on roads BILLING CODE 4310–4B–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 [14X AF1109 LLUTG01210 L12200000.MA0000 24 1A] Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 leading into the lands under closure to notify the public of the temporary closure. The following were exceptions to the closure: (1) Day use between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.; (2) Any Federal, state, or local officer or employees in the scope of their official duties; (3) Members of any organized rescue or firefighting force in performance of an official duty; (4) Vehicles owned by the United States, the State of Utah, and Uintah and Grand Counties; and (5) Any person authorized in writing by the BLM Utah Vernal Field Manager. Penalties: Any person who violates the above rules and restrictions may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined no more than $1,000, imprisoned for no more than 12 months, or both. Such violations may also be subject to enhanced fines provided for under Title 18, U.S.C. Sections 3571. Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1 Approved: Jenna Whitlock, Associate State Director. [FR Doc. 2014–27266 Filed 11–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR02630000, 14XR0680A2, RX191247001000000] Notice of Availability of Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Newlands Project, Nevada Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has prepared the Resource Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final RMP/EIS) for the Newlands Project. This Final RMP/EIS provides a range of alternatives for managing Reclamationadministered lands in the Newlands Project Planning Area, which is in the west-central Nevada counties of Washoe, Storey, Lyon, and Churchill. DATES: Reclamation will not make a decision on the proposed action until at least 30 days after release of the Final RMP/EIS. After the 30-day waiting period, Reclamation will complete a Record of Decision (ROD). The ROD will state the action that will be implemented and will discuss all factors leading to the decision. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 222 (Tuesday, November 18, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68697-68698]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLCON06000 L16100000.DP0000]


Notice of Intent To Solicit Nominations for the Dominguez-
Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) was directed by the 
Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 to establish the Dominguez-
Escalante National Conservation Area (D-E NCA) Advisory Council 
(Council). The 10-member Council was formed in December 2010 to provide 
recommendations to the Secretary through the Bureau of Land Management 
(BLM) during the development of a resource management plan (RMP) for 
the D-E NCA. This call for nominations is to fill two of the 10 seats 
on the Council. The appointments for these two members are scheduled to 
expire in January 2015.

DATES: Submit nomination packages on or before December 18, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Send completed Council nominations to D-E NCA Interim 
Manager Collin Ewing, Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road, Grand 
Junction, CO 81506. Nomination forms may be obtained at the Grand 
Junction Field Office at the above address; at the BLM Uncompahgre 
Field Office, 2465 South Townsend Avenue, Montrose, CO 81401; or online 
at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/nca/denca/denca_rmp/DENCA_Resource_Advisory_Council.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Collin Ewing, D-E NCA Interim Manager, 
970-244-3049, cewing@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 D-E NCA and Dominguez Canyon Wilderness, 
located within the D-E NCA, were established by the Omnibus Public Land 
Management Act of 2009, Public Law 111-11 (Act). The D-E NCA is 
comprised of approximately 210,172 acres of public land, including 
approximately 66,280 acres designated as Dominguez Canyon Wilderness 
located in Delta, Montrose and Mesa counties, Colorado. The purpose of 
the D-E NCA is to conserve and protect the unique and important 
resources and values of the land for the benefit and enjoyment of 
present and future generations. These resources and values include the 
geological, cultural, archaeological, paleontological, natural, 
scientific, recreational, wilderness, wildlife, riparian, historical, 
educational, and scenic resources of the public lands; and the water 
resources of area streams based on seasonally available flows that are 
necessary to support aquatic, riparian, and terrestrial species and 
communities.
    According to the Act, the 10-member Council is to include, to the 
extent practicable:
    1. One member appointed after considering the recommendations of 
the Mesa County Commission;
    2. One member appointed after considering the recommendations of 
the Montrose County Commission;
    3. One member appointed after considering the recommendations of 
the Delta County Commission;
    4. One member appointed after considering the recommendations of 
the permittees holding grazing allotments within the D-E NCA or the 
wilderness; and
    5. Six members who reside in, or within reasonable proximity to 
Mesa, Delta or Montrose counties, Colorado, with backgrounds that 
reflect:
    a. The purposes for which the D-E NCA or wilderness was 
established; and

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    b. The interests of the stakeholders that are affected by the 
planning and management of the D-E NCA and wilderness.

The two solicited applications will replace the Council member 
representing Delta County and a Council member representing wildlife 
interests. The new nominations should ensure that the Council remains 
representative of the stakeholder groups and geographical areas with an 
interest in the management of the D-E NCA, as mandated by the Omnibus 
Public Lands Management Act of 2009 (Act). Any individual or 
organization may nominate one or more persons to serve on the Council. 
Individuals may nominate themselves for Council membership. The Obama 
Administration prohibits individuals who are currently federally 
registered lobbyists from serving on all Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA) and non-FACA boards, committees or councils. Nomination forms 
may be obtained from the BLM Grand Junction or Uncompahgre field 
offices or downloaded from the following Web site: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/nca/denca/denca_rmp/DENCA_Resource_Advisory_Council.html.
    Nomination packages must include a completed nomination form, 
letters of reference from the represented interests or organizations, 
and any other information relevant to the nominee's qualifications. 
Letters of reference can be from an organization or from anyone who is 
familiar with the nominee's ability to speak as an expert on the topic 
of interest. Nominations are open to new and currently seated members. 
The Grand Junction and Uncompahgre field offices will review the 
nomination packages in coordination with the affected counties and the 
Governor of Colorado before forwarding recommendations to the 
Secretary, who will make the appointments.
    The Council shall be subject to the FACA, 5 U.S.C. App. 2; and the 
Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.

Ruth Welch,
BLM Colorado State Director.
[FR Doc. 2014-27267 Filed 11-17-14; 8:45 am]
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