Notice of Availability of Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Newlands Project, Nevada, 68698-68699 [2014-27272]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 222 / Tuesday, November 18, 2014 / Notices Please send any correspondence to Mr. Bob Edwards, Resources Division Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, 705 N. Plaza Street, Room 320, Carson City, NV 89701; via fax at 775–882–7592; or by email to redwards@usbr.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bob Edwards at 775–884–8342. The Final RMP/EIS will be available from the following Web site: http:// www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_ projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=2822. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for locations where copies of the Final RMP/EIS are available for public review. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A Notice of Availability of the Draft RMP/EIS was published in the Federal Register on May 28, 2013 (78 FR 31974). The comment period on the Draft RMP/EIS ended on July 29, 2013. The Final RMP/ EIS contains responses to all comments received and reflects comments and any additional information received during the review period. The Newlands Project provides irrigation water from the Truckee and Carson Rivers for cropland in the Lahontan Valley near Fallon and benchlands near Fernley in western Nevada through a series of diversions, canals, dams, and reservoirs. The Newlands Project Planning Area (Planning Area) encompasses approximately 442,000 acres surrounding the Newlands Project facilities and is composed of all Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation)administered lands, including water bodies, managed as part of the Newlands Project. The Newlands Project lands have been administered to date in accordance with applicable directives, and standards. The purpose of the Newlands Project RMP is to provide a single, comprehensive land use plan that will guide contemporary resource and recreation needs of the Federal lands administered by Reclamation in the Planning Area. The RMP will help support the Newland Project’s authorized purposes: Water supply, recreation, water quality, support of fish and wildlife, and any other purposes recognized as beneficial under the laws of Nevada. This RMP addresses the use of Federal lands administered by Reclamation in the Planning Area that are ancillary to the primary purpose of providing water for irrigation. The water resource itself and the facilities and infrastructure used to transport and store water are excluded from this RMP. This Final RMP/EIS addresses the interrelationships among the various tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Nov 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 resources in the Planning Area and provides management options to balance resource management between Reclamation’s mission and authority, and the needs of the public to use these lands. Reclamation’s authority to prepare the RMP is outlined in the Reclamation Recreation Management Act of 1992 (Pub. L. 102–575, Title 28). The purposes of the Newlands Project RMP are as follows: • Provide a framework to ensure Reclamation plans and activities comply with all appropriate Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, and policies; • Provide for the protection and management of natural and cultural resources and public health and safety; • Provide for non-water based recreation management and development and other uses consistent with contemporary and professional resource management and protection theories, concepts, and practices; and • Be consistent with Reclamation’s fiscal goals and objectives. The RMP is needed because no unifying management plan exists to guide Reclamation in achieving the demands listed above. Proposed Resource Management Plan Three management alternatives were developed to address the major planning issues. Each alternative provides direction for resource programs based on the development of specific goals and management actions. Each alternative describes specific issues influencing land management and emphasizes a different combination of resource uses, allocations, and restoration measures to address issues and resolve conflicts among users. Resource program goals are met in varying degrees across alternatives. Management scenarios for programs not tied to major planning issues or mandated by laws and regulations often contain few or no differences in management between alternatives. The alternatives vary in the degree to which activities are allowed or restricted, the amount of access allowed for activities, and the amount of mitigation or restoration required for authorized activities. Grazing is where the alternatives differ the most and was of most interest to the public during scoping. Copies of the Final RMP/EIS are available for public review at the following locations: • Washoe County Library, Fernley Branch Lyon County Library, and the Churchill County Library • Natural Resources Library, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68699 NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240 • Bureau of Reclamation, Lahontan Basin Area Office, 705 N. Plaza Street, Room 320, Carson City, NV Public Disclosure Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in any correspondence, you should be aware that your entire correspondence— including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your correspondence to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: September 8, 2014. Jason R. Phillips, Deputy Regional Director. 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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

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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 Reclamation-administered 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.

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ADDRESSES: Please send any correspondence to Mr. Bob Edwards, Resources 
Division Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, 705 N. Plaza Street, Room 320, 
Carson City, NV 89701; via fax at 775-882-7592; or by email to 
redwards@usbr.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bob Edwards at 775-884-8342. The 
Final RMP/EIS will be available from the following Web site: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=2822. See the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for locations where copies of the 
Final RMP/EIS are available for public review.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A Notice of Availability of the Draft RMP/
EIS was published in the Federal Register on May 28, 2013 (78 FR 
31974). The comment period on the Draft RMP/EIS ended on July 29, 2013. 
The Final RMP/EIS contains responses to all comments received and 
reflects comments and any additional information received during the 
review period.
    The Newlands Project provides irrigation water from the Truckee and 
Carson Rivers for cropland in the Lahontan Valley near Fallon and 
benchlands near Fernley in western Nevada through a series of 
diversions, canals, dams, and reservoirs. The Newlands Project Planning 
Area (Planning Area) encompasses approximately 442,000 acres 
surrounding the Newlands Project facilities and is composed of all 
Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation)-administered lands, including water 
bodies, managed as part of the Newlands Project.
    The Newlands Project lands have been administered to date in 
accordance with applicable directives, and standards. The purpose of 
the Newlands Project RMP is to provide a single, comprehensive land use 
plan that will guide contemporary resource and recreation needs of the 
Federal lands administered by Reclamation in the Planning Area. The RMP 
will help support the Newland Project's authorized purposes: Water 
supply, recreation, water quality, support of fish and wildlife, and 
any other purposes recognized as beneficial under the laws of Nevada.
    This RMP addresses the use of Federal lands administered by 
Reclamation in the Planning Area that are ancillary to the primary 
purpose of providing water for irrigation. The water resource itself 
and the facilities and infrastructure used to transport and store water 
are excluded from this RMP.
    This Final RMP/EIS addresses the interrelationships among the 
various resources in the Planning Area and provides management options 
to balance resource management between Reclamation's mission and 
authority, and the needs of the public to use these lands. 
Reclamation's authority to prepare the RMP is outlined in the 
Reclamation Recreation Management Act of 1992 (Pub. L. 102-575, Title 
28).
    The purposes of the Newlands Project RMP are as follows:
     Provide a framework to ensure Reclamation plans and 
activities comply with all appropriate Federal, State, and local laws, 
rules, regulations, and policies;
     Provide for the protection and management of natural and 
cultural resources and public health and safety;
     Provide for non-water based recreation management and 
development and other uses consistent with contemporary and 
professional resource management and protection theories, concepts, and 
practices; and
     Be consistent with Reclamation's fiscal goals and 
objectives.

The RMP is needed because no unifying management plan exists to guide 
Reclamation in achieving the demands listed above.

Proposed Resource Management Plan

    Three management alternatives were developed to address the major 
planning issues. Each alternative provides direction for resource 
programs based on the development of specific goals and management 
actions. Each alternative describes specific issues influencing land 
management and emphasizes a different combination of resource uses, 
allocations, and restoration measures to address issues and resolve 
conflicts among users. Resource program goals are met in varying 
degrees across alternatives. Management scenarios for programs not tied 
to major planning issues or mandated by laws and regulations often 
contain few or no differences in management between alternatives. The 
alternatives vary in the degree to which activities are allowed or 
restricted, the amount of access allowed for activities, and the amount 
of mitigation or restoration required for authorized activities. 
Grazing is where the alternatives differ the most and was of most 
interest to the public during scoping.
    Copies of the Final RMP/EIS are available for public review at the 
following locations:
     Washoe County Library, Fernley Branch Lyon County Library, 
and the Churchill County Library
     Natural Resources Library, Department of the Interior, 
1849 C Street NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240
     Bureau of Reclamation, Lahontan Basin Area Office, 705 N. 
Plaza Street, Room 320, Carson City, NV

Public Disclosure

    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in any correspondence, you 
should be aware that your entire correspondence--including your 
personal identifying information--may be made publicly available at any 
time. While you can ask us in your correspondence to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

     Dated: September 8, 2014.
Jason R. Phillips,
Deputy Regional Director.
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