Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Land Exchange Between the Bureau of Land Management and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, California, 78105-78106 [2014-30324]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 248 / Monday, December 29, 2014 / Notices notification, please direct emails to protest@blm.gov. 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 review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. • Email: AguaCalienteExchange@blm.gov. • Fax: 760–833–7199. • Mail: National Monument Manager, BLM Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, 1201 Bird Center Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262. Copies of the Draft EIS for the Proposed Land Exchange between the BLM and the Tribe are available in the Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office at the above address, or on the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/ palmsprings.html. Authority: (40 CFR 1506.6; 40 CFR 1506.10; 43 CFR 1610.2; 43 CFR 1610.5–2) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila Mallory, Acting, State Director. [FR Doc. 2014–30169 Filed 12–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCAD06800.L17110000.FM0000] Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Land Exchange Between the Bureau of Land Management and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, California Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Palm SpringsSouth Coast Field Office, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed Land Exchange between the BLM and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians (Tribe) and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. DATES: To ensure comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Draft EIS for the Proposed Land Exchange between the BLM and the Tribe within 90 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public involvement activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Draft EIS for the Proposed Land Exchange between the BLM and the Tribe by any of the following methods: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Dec 24, 2014 Jkt 235001 Jim Foote, National Monument Manager, telephone 760–833–7136; address BLM Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, 1201 Bird Center Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262; email jfoote@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 BLM proposes to exchange certain Federal lands for properties owned by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. The selected Federal lands and offered tribal lands occur within the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. The exchange would transfer all or portions of the following described Federal lands to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians: San Bernardino and Base Meridian, California T.4S. R.4E. Section 16, all; Section 17, W1/2NW1/4NE1/4, W1/2E1/ 2NW1/4NE1/4; Section 18, W1/2NE1/4, N1/2NE1/4SW1/4, S1/2 of lot 1, N1/2 of lot 2; Section 36, lots 1–4, W1/2NE1/4, W1/ 2SE1/4, E1/2SW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, N1/ 2SW1/4SW1/4, E1/2NW1/4SW1/4, SW1/ 4NW1/4SW1/4, S1/2NW1/4NW1/4SW1/ 4. T.5S. R.4E. Section 5, lots 1–4, S1/2NE1/4, S1/2NW1/ 4, S1/2; Sections 16, 21, 27, 29, 32, and 36, all. The described Federal lands were withdrawn from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws and mining laws under Public Law 106–351 dated October 24, 2000. However, Section 5(i) of Public law 106–351 specifically allows the exchange of Federal lands within the monument in certain circumstances. PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78105 The United States would acquire all or portions of the following described land from the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians: San Bernardino and Base Meridian, California T.5S. R. 5E. Section 7, all; Section 19, all; Section 20, W1/2W1/2. The Draft EIS describes and analyzes alternatives based on varying amounts of Federal lands to be exchanged for tribal lands, as well as the no action alternative. The BLM’s preferred alternative eliminates certain Federal lands from consideration that, if exchanged, would be contrary to the purpose of the exchange, which is to promote effective and efficient management of the Federal and tribal lands by reducing the extent of ‘‘checkerboard’’ landownership, thereby providing the BLM and the Tribe with more logical and consistent land management responsibility in the Monument. Important issues identified by the public during scoping address purpose and need for the proposed land exchange; conformance with statutes, regulations, policies, and land use plans; development of alternatives and mitigation measures; public access to trails; protection of threatened and endangered species; and potential development of exchanged lands. Responses to specific questions related to these issues are provided in the Draft EIS. Lands acquired by the BLM through the land exchange would be managed in accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, as well as the California Desert Conservation Area Plan, as amended, and the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Management Plan. Lands acquired by the Tribe would be managed in accordance with its Land Use Ordinance, Indian Canyons Master Plan, and Tribal Habitat Conservation Plan. Public participation has been sought through a comment period provided for an Environmental Assessment that preceded preparation of the Draft EIS, and during the scoping process to identify issues to be addressed in the Draft EIS for the proposed land exchange. Please note that public comments and information submitted including names, street addresses, and email addresses of persons who submit comments will be available for public review and disclosure at the above address during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except holidays. E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 78106 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 248 / Monday, December 29, 2014 / Notices 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 review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10. John R. Kalish, Field Manager, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office. [FR Doc. 2014–30324 Filed 12–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLAK910000 L13100000.DB0000 LXSINSSI0000] Notice of Public Meeting, North Slope Science Initiative—Science Technical Advisory Panel Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) as amended and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI)—Science Technical Advisory Panel (STAP), Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior will meet as indicated below. DATES: The meeting will be January 26– 28, 2015, at the Inupiat Heritage Center, 5421 North Star Blvd., Barrow, Alaska. The meetings will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 26, and at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 27 and Wednesday, January 28. The NSSI STAP will receive public comment between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denny Lassuy, Deputy Director, North Slope Science Initiative and Acting Designated Federal Officer, North Slope Science Initiative, AK–910, c/o Bureau of Land Management, 222 W. Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513, 907–271–3431, or email dlassuy@ 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, seven days a week, to leave a message or question tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Dec 24, 2014 Jkt 235001 with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR The NSSI STAP provides advice and recommendations to the NSSI Oversight Group regarding priority information needs for management decisions across the North Slope of Alaska. These priority information needs may include recommendations on inventory, monitoring, and research activities that contribute to informed resource management decisions. The NSSI STAP meeting agenda will include: Continue dialogue for prioritizing inventory, monitoring and research using the North Slope Scenarios Project results for the North Slope and adjacent marine environments; Continue dialogue on a long-term monitoring strategy for the North Slope; Review the status of the emerging issue summaries released October 2010 and revised June 2014; and a joint meeting on Wednesday, January 28, with the NSSI Oversight Group. The public may present written comments to the NSSI STAP through the Deputy Director, NSSI. Each formal meeting will have time allotted for public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation, transportation, or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the Deputy Director, NSSI. 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 review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. [NPS–SERO–CAHA–16843; PPSESEROC3, PPMPSAS1Y.YP0000] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 19, 2014. Bud C. Cribley, State Director. [FR Doc. 2014–30298 Filed 12–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Park Service Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a Special Use Permit to Dare County for Activities Related to the Protection of North Carolina Highway 12 in Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Intent. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service (NPS) is preparing a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in response to a request from Dare County, North Carolina, for a Special Use Permit for activities related to the protection of North Carolina Highway 12 (Highway 12) in the Buxton area. The EIS will assist the NPS in determining whether, where, and under what conditions the NPS would issue a Special Use Permit to Dare County for actions related to the protection of Highway 12 in the Buxton Village area. The NPS is considering this proposal to address erosion issues and prevent future emergency closure of these areas of Highway 12 due to storm impacts to the road in this narrow area of Hatteras Island. This notice initiates the public scoping process for this EIS. DATES: The date, time, and location of public meetings will be announced through the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/caha, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Web site, and in local media outlets. The NPS will conduct public meetings in the local area to receive input from interested parties on issues, concerns, and suggestions regarding the potential to issue a Special Use Permit to Dare County for activities related to the protection of Highway 12 in the Buxton area. The comment period will be announced at the meetings and will be published on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Web site for this project at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/caha. ADDRESSES: Interested individuals, organizations, and agencies are encouraged to provide written comments or suggestions to assist the NPS in determining the scope of issues related to the issuance of a Special Use Permit to Dare County for activities related to the protection of Highway 12 near Buxton. Written comments may be sent to: Superintendent, 1401 National SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 248 (Monday, December 29, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 78105-78106]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-30324]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLCAD06800.L17110000.FM0000]


Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement 
for the Proposed Land Exchange Between the Bureau of Land Management 
and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, California

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Palm Springs-
South Coast Field Office, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) for the Proposed Land Exchange between the BLM and the 
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians (Tribe) and by this notice is 
announcing the opening of the comment period.

DATES: To ensure comments will be considered, the BLM must receive 
written comments on the Draft EIS for the Proposed Land Exchange 
between the BLM and the Tribe within 90 days following the date the 
Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in 
the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings 
and any other public involvement activities at least 15 days in advance 
through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Draft EIS for the 
Proposed Land Exchange between the BLM and the Tribe by any of the 
following methods:
     Email: AguaCalienteExchange@blm.gov.
     Fax: 760-833-7199.
     Mail: National Monument Manager, BLM Palm Springs-South 
Coast Field Office, 1201 Bird Center Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262.

    Copies of the Draft EIS for the Proposed Land Exchange between the 
BLM and the Tribe are available in the Palm Springs-South Coast Field 
Office at the above address, or on the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/palmsprings.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Foote, National Monument Manager, 
telephone 760-833-7136; address BLM Palm Springs-South Coast Field 
Office, 1201 Bird Center Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262; email 
jfoote@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 BLM proposes to exchange certain Federal 
lands for properties owned by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla 
Indians. The selected Federal lands and offered tribal lands occur 
within the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. The 
exchange would transfer all or portions of the following described 
Federal lands to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians:

San Bernardino and Base Meridian, California

T.4S. R.4E.
    Section 16, all;
    Section 17, W1/2NW1/4NE1/4, W1/2E1/2NW1/4NE1/4;
    Section 18, W1/2NE1/4, N1/2NE1/4SW1/4, S1/2 of lot 1, N1/2 of 
lot 2;
    Section 36, lots 1-4, W1/2NE1/4, W1/2SE1/4, E1/2SW1/4, SE1/4NW1/
4, N1/2SW1/4SW1/4, E1/2NW1/4SW1/4, SW1/4NW1/4SW1/4, S1/2NW1/4NW1/
4SW1/4.
T.5S. R.4E.
    Section 5, lots 1-4, S1/2NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, S1/2;
    Sections 16, 21, 27, 29, 32, and 36, all.

    The described Federal lands were withdrawn from all forms of 
appropriation under the public land laws and mining laws under Public 
Law 106-351 dated October 24, 2000. However, Section 5(i) of Public law 
106-351 specifically allows the exchange of Federal lands within the 
monument in certain circumstances.
    The United States would acquire all or portions of the following 
described land from the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians:

San Bernardino and Base Meridian, California

T.5S. R. 5E.
    Section 7, all;
    Section 19, all;
    Section 20, W1/2W1/2.

    The Draft EIS describes and analyzes alternatives based on varying 
amounts of Federal lands to be exchanged for tribal lands, as well as 
the no action alternative. The BLM's preferred alternative eliminates 
certain Federal lands from consideration that, if exchanged, would be 
contrary to the purpose of the exchange, which is to promote effective 
and efficient management of the Federal and tribal lands by reducing 
the extent of ``checkerboard'' landownership, thereby providing the BLM 
and the Tribe with more logical and consistent land management 
responsibility in the Monument.
    Important issues identified by the public during scoping address 
purpose and need for the proposed land exchange; conformance with 
statutes, regulations, policies, and land use plans; development of 
alternatives and mitigation measures; public access to trails; 
protection of threatened and endangered species; and potential 
development of exchanged lands. Responses to specific questions related 
to these issues are provided in the Draft EIS. Lands acquired by the 
BLM through the land exchange would be managed in accordance with 
applicable statutes and regulations, as well as the California Desert 
Conservation Area Plan, as amended, and the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto 
Mountains National Monument Management Plan. Lands acquired by the 
Tribe would be managed in accordance with its Land Use Ordinance, 
Indian Canyons Master Plan, and Tribal Habitat Conservation Plan.
    Public participation has been sought through a comment period 
provided for an Environmental Assessment that preceded preparation of 
the Draft EIS, and during the scoping process to identify issues to be 
addressed in the Draft EIS for the proposed land exchange. Please note 
that public comments and information submitted including names, street 
addresses, and email addresses of persons who submit comments will be 
available for public review and disclosure at the above address during 
regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday, 
except holidays.

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    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 review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10.

John R. Kalish,
Field Manager, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office.
[FR Doc. 2014-30324 Filed 12-24-14; 8:45 am]
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