Notice of Motorized Vehicle Temporary Restrictions for Specified Routes on Public Land During the Annual Moab Jeep Safari, Utah, 1514-1515 [2015-00235]

Download as PDF 1514 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 7 / Monday, January 12, 2015 / Notices 307–775–6258. 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. Black Butte Coal Company has applied to the BLM for a coal exploration license on public lands in the Salt Wells area near the existing Black Butte Coal Mine located near Point of Rocks, Wyoming. The purpose of the exploration program is to obtain geologic knowledge of the coal underlying the exploration area for the purpose of assessing the coal resources there. The BLM regulations at 43 CFR 3410 require the publication of an invitation to participate in the coal exploration in the Federal Register. The Federal coal resources included in the exploration license application are located in the following described lands in Wyoming: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming T. 15 N., R. 102 W., Sec. 4. T. 16 N., R. 101 W., Sec. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 18, 20, and 30. T. 16 N., R. 102 W., Sec. 2, 10, 12, 14, 22, 24, 26, and 28; Sec. 34, NE1/4, N1/2NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, and S1/2. T. 17 N., R. 100 W., Sec. 4, 8, 18, and 30. T. 17 N., R. 101 W., Sec. 2, lots 1 and 2, S1/2NE1/4, SE1/ 4NW1/4, and S1/2; Sec. 8; Sec. 10, E1/2 and S1/2SW1/4; Sec. 12, 14, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, and 34. T. 17 N., R. 102 W., Sec. 24 and 26. The areas described aggregate 23,232.28 acres. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The proposed exploration program is fully described and will be conducted pursuant to an exploration plan to be approved by the BLM. The plan may be modified to accommodate the legitimate exploration needs of persons seeking to participate. Authority: 43 CFR 3410.2–1(c)(1) Mary Jo Rugwell, Associate State Director. [FR Doc. 2015–00238 Filed 1–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Jan 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWY922000–L13200000–EL0000, WYW183864] Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application WYW183864, Wyoming Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, and to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulations, all interested parties are hereby invited to participate with Black Butte Coal Company on a pro rata cost-sharing basis, in a program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. DATES: This notice of invitation was published in the Rock Springs RocketMiner once each week for 2 consecutive weeks beginning the week of November 10, 2014. Any party electing to participate in this exploration program must send written notice to both the BLM and Black Butte Coal Company, as provided in the ADDRESSES section below, no later than February 11, 2015. Such written notice must refer to serial number WYW183864. ADDRESSES: Copies of the exploration plan submitted by Black Butte Coal Company (serialized under number WYW183864) are available for review during normal business hours in the following offices: BLM, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009; and, BLM, Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901. Any party electing to participate in this exploration program shall send written notice to the following addresses: Black Butte Coal Company, c/o Ambre Energy North America, Inc., Attn: Jeremey Kerly, 170 South Main St., Ste. 700, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 and the BLM Wyoming State Office, Branch of Solid Minerals, Attn: Jackie Madson, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jackie Madson, Land Law Examiner, at 307–775–6258. 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, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Black Butte Coal Company has applied to the BLM for a coal exploration license on public lands near the Black Butte Coal Mine located near Point of Rocks, Wyoming. The purpose of the exploration program is to obtain geologic knowledge of the coal underlying the exploration area for the purpose of assessing the coal resources there. The BLM regulations at 43 CFR 3410 require the publication of an invitation to participate in the coal exploration in the Federal Register. The Federal coal resources included in the exploration license application are located in the following described lands in Sweetwater County, Wyoming: Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming T. 18 N., R. 100 W., Sec. 14, 26, and 34. T. 18 N., R. 101 W., Sec. 4. T. 19 N., R. 100 W., Sec. 6, 12, 18, and 20; Sec. 24, NE1/4, E1/2NE1/4NW1/4, SE1/ 4NW1/4, S1/2SW1/4NW1/4, and S1/2; Sec. 26. T. 19 N., R. 101 W., Secs. 2, 12, 14, 22, 24, 26, 28, and 34. The areas described aggregate 11,468.77 acres. The proposed exploration program is fully described and will be conducted pursuant to an exploration plan to be approved by the BLM. The plan may be modified to accommodate the legitimate exploration needs of persons seeking to participate. Authority: 43 CFR 3410.2–1(c)(1). Mary Jo Rugwell, Associate State Director. [FR Doc. 2015–00239 Filed 1–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [15X L1109AF LLUTY01000 L12200000.MA0000 24–1A] Notice of Motorized Vehicle Temporary Restrictions for Specified Routes on Public Land During the Annual Moab Jeep Safari, Utah Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice restricts motorized use on 10 popular vehicle routes located on public land used by SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 7 / Monday, January 12, 2015 / Notices the Moab Jeep Safari during its annual Moab Jeep Safari organized-group event, authorized under a Special Recreation Permit (SRP). The action is in effect for the Jeep Safari event which takes place annually, during the 9-day period prior to and including Easter. The dates for the Moab Jeep Safari and the dates of the temporary restrictions will be posted at the Moab Field Office and on the Moab Field Office’s Web site at the addresses provided below every year at least 30 days prior to the event. The dates are also available upon request. This notice is effective upon publication and shall remain in effect for the length of the Red Rock 4Wheelers SRP, which expires on December 31, 2022. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rock Smith, Recreation Branch Chief, BLM-Moab Field Office, 82 East Dogwood Avenue, Moab, Utah 84532, or telephone 435–259–2100. Also see the Moab Field Office Web site at: www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/moab.html. On December 28, 2012, the Decision Record authorizing the Jeep Safari SRP was signed. This permit authorizes the Red Rock 4-Wheelers to utilize a set of 38 routes known as the Jeep Safari routes, for 9 days per year during an annual organized group event. The event traditionally includes Easter Sunday and the previous 8 days. The permit is authorized from 2013 through 2022. The Environmental Assessment analyzing these routes (EA #DOI–BLM–UT–Y010– 2011–0189) concluded that allowing permitted motorized users exclusive use of 7 of the more popular routes listed in the below summary, and managing for one-way travel on the 3 additional routes listed in the below summary for the 9-day period of the Moab Jeep Safari, would mitigate environmental damage by lessening the amount of traffic concentrated on these narrow dirt routes. These routes receive the most intense and concentrated use during the annual 9-day event. The following two components of the action apply only to the use of motorized vehicles. Exclusive Use: The following routes will be for the exclusive use of Moab Jeep Safari participants and other motorized users authorized under an SRP on days that the routes are utilized by the Moab Jeep Safari: Behind the Rocks, Cliff Hanger, Gold Bar Rim, Golden Spike, Moab Rim, Poison Spider Mesa, and Pritchett Canyon. For the routes listed above, motorized users without an SRP authorizing use of these routes are prohibited from using them. Non-motorized uses are not restricted. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Jan 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 One-Way Travel: The following routes are restricted to one-way travel for the entire nine days of the Moab Jeep Safari: Hell’s Revenge, Kane Creek Canyon and Steelbender. For the Hell’s Revenge route, motorized use must occur oneway from east to west (i.e., from the Sand Flats Recreation Area entrance booth west to the end of the route west of the Lion’s Back Rock). This action is consistent with Grand County’s travel management which allows the Lion’s Back access to be used only as an exit for general recreational travel. For the Kane Creek Canyon route, motorized use must occur one-way from north to south (i.e., from the Hurrah Pass/Kane Creek junction south to the end of the route at U.S. Highway 191). For the Steelbender route, motorized use must occur one-way from north to south (i.e., from the Moab Golf Club area entry south to the southern end of the route near Flat Pass and Kens Lake). This restriction applies to all motorized users. Exclusive motorized use of seven of the more popular routes listed above, by permittees only, would minimize damage to wilderness study areas, water quality, soils, visual resources and vegetation by reducing the amount of travel. In addition, restricting motorized use of these routes reduces user conflicts and provides for a more enjoyable experience during the wellattended annual Jeep Safari. One-way use of three routes listed above would reduce impacts to water quality, soils, visual resources, and vegetation by eliminating passing, which results in road widening along these narrow routes. In addition, oneway travel mitigates crowding along these three routes, reduces user conflict and provides for a more enjoyable experience for event participants. This action will be posted at the BLMMoab Field Office as well as on the Moab Field Office Web site at: www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/moab.html. The restrictions will also be posted at each of the trailheads affected during the Jeep Safari. Enforcement of these restrictions will be in accordance with 43 CFR 8360.0–7 and 18 U.S.C. 3571. Exceptions The use of motorized vehicles for emergency, official United States military and law enforcement purposes, or for official duties, or as otherwise authorized by the BLM are exempt from these restrictions. Use of motorized wheelchairs is also exempt. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1515 Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1. Kent Hoffman, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. 2015–00235 Filed 1–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVS030000.L71220000.ES0000 241A; Nev-57750; 12–08807; MO#4500074390; TAS: 14X5232] Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Lease for Change of Use and Conveyance of Public Lands in Nye County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pahrump Field Office has examined and proposes to change the use of a 400-acre Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Lease from a buffer zone to a landfill located in Nye County, Nevada. The land has been leased by the Nevada Division of State Lands (NDSL) since 1962, and it surrounds an existing 80-acre landfill. The conveyance would be offered pursuant to the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act of 1926. The NDSL proposes to use the land for a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle C landfill and disposal site. DATES: Interested persons may submit written comments regarding the proposed change of use, Environmental Assessment (EA) and conveyance of public lands until February 26, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to the BLM, Pahrump Field Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erica Pionke, Realty Specialist, by telephone at 702–515–5059, or by email at epionke@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 parcel of public land that is proposed for the change of use and conveyance of an R&PP Lease is described as: Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada T. 13 S., R. 47 E., E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 7 (Monday, January 12, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[15X L1109AF LLUTY01000 L12200000.MA0000 24-1A]


Notice of Motorized Vehicle Temporary Restrictions for Specified 
Routes on Public Land During the Annual Moab Jeep Safari, Utah

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice restricts motorized use on 10 popular vehicle 
routes located on public land used by

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the Moab Jeep Safari during its annual Moab Jeep Safari organized-group 
event, authorized under a Special Recreation Permit (SRP). The action 
is in effect for the Jeep Safari event which takes place annually, 
during the 9-day period prior to and including Easter. The dates for 
the Moab Jeep Safari and the dates of the temporary restrictions will 
be posted at the Moab Field Office and on the Moab Field Office's Web 
site at the addresses provided below every year at least 30 days prior 
to the event. The dates are also available upon request.

DATES: This notice is effective upon publication and shall remain in 
effect for the length of the Red Rock 4-Wheelers SRP, which expires on 
December 31, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rock Smith, Recreation Branch Chief, 
BLM-Moab Field Office, 82 East Dogwood Avenue, Moab, Utah 84532, or 
telephone 435-259-2100. Also see the Moab Field Office Web site at: 
www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/moab.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 28, 2012, the Decision Record 
authorizing the Jeep Safari SRP was signed. This permit authorizes the 
Red Rock 4-Wheelers to utilize a set of 38 routes known as the Jeep 
Safari routes, for 9 days per year during an annual organized group 
event. The event traditionally includes Easter Sunday and the previous 
8 days. The permit is authorized from 2013 through 2022. The 
Environmental Assessment analyzing these routes (EA #DOI-BLM-UT-Y010-
2011-0189) concluded that allowing permitted motorized users exclusive 
use of 7 of the more popular routes listed in the below summary, and 
managing for one-way travel on the 3 additional routes listed in the 
below summary for the 9-day period of the Moab Jeep Safari, would 
mitigate environmental damage by lessening the amount of traffic 
concentrated on these narrow dirt routes. These routes receive the most 
intense and concentrated use during the annual 9-day event. The 
following two components of the action apply only to the use of 
motorized vehicles.
    Exclusive Use: The following routes will be for the exclusive use 
of Moab Jeep Safari participants and other motorized users authorized 
under an SRP on days that the routes are utilized by the Moab Jeep 
Safari: Behind the Rocks, Cliff Hanger, Gold Bar Rim, Golden Spike, 
Moab Rim, Poison Spider Mesa, and Pritchett Canyon. For the routes 
listed above, motorized users without an SRP authorizing use of these 
routes are prohibited from using them. Non-motorized uses are not 
restricted.
    One-Way Travel: The following routes are restricted to one-way 
travel for the entire nine days of the Moab Jeep Safari: Hell's 
Revenge, Kane Creek Canyon and Steelbender. For the Hell's Revenge 
route, motorized use must occur one-way from east to west (i.e., from 
the Sand Flats Recreation Area entrance booth west to the end of the 
route west of the Lion's Back Rock). This action is consistent with 
Grand County's travel management which allows the Lion's Back access to 
be used only as an exit for general recreational travel. For the Kane 
Creek Canyon route, motorized use must occur one-way from north to 
south (i.e., from the Hurrah Pass/Kane Creek junction south to the end 
of the route at U.S. Highway 191). For the Steelbender route, motorized 
use must occur one-way from north to south (i.e., from the Moab Golf 
Club area entry south to the southern end of the route near Flat Pass 
and Kens Lake). This restriction applies to all motorized users.
    Exclusive motorized use of seven of the more popular routes listed 
above, by permittees only, would minimize damage to wilderness study 
areas, water quality, soils, visual resources and vegetation by 
reducing the amount of travel. In addition, restricting motorized use 
of these routes reduces user conflicts and provides for a more 
enjoyable experience during the well-attended annual Jeep Safari.
    One-way use of three routes listed above would reduce impacts to 
water quality, soils, visual resources, and vegetation by eliminating 
passing, which results in road widening along these narrow routes. In 
addition, one-way travel mitigates crowding along these three routes, 
reduces user conflict and provides for a more enjoyable experience for 
event participants.
    This action will be posted at the BLM-Moab Field Office as well as 
on the Moab Field Office Web site at: www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/moab.html. The restrictions will also be posted at each of the 
trailheads affected during the Jeep Safari. Enforcement of these 
restrictions will be in accordance with 43 CFR 8360.0-7 and 18 U.S.C. 
3571.

Exceptions

    The use of motorized vehicles for emergency, official United States 
military and law enforcement purposes, or for official duties, or as 
otherwise authorized by the BLM are exempt from these restrictions. Use 
of motorized wheelchairs is also exempt.

    Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1.

Kent Hoffman,
Acting State Director.
[FR Doc. 2015-00235 Filed 1-9-15; 8:45 am]
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