Notice of Availability of the Winnemucca District Resource Management Plan and Record of Decision, Nevada, 29731-29732 [2015-12190]

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Reasons: Extensive deterioration [FR Doc. 2015–12231 Filed 5–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [LLNVW00000.L16100000.DQ0000. LXSS015F0000 241A; 12–08807; MO#4500073892; TAS: 14X5017] Notice of Availability of the Winnemucca District Resource Management Plan and Record of Decision, Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 May 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Winnemucca District located in northern Nevada. The Nevada State Director signed the ROD on May 21, 2015, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved RMP effective immediately. ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD/ Approved RMP are available upon request from the Winnemucca District Manager, Bureau of Land Management, 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, NV 89445 or via the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/ en/fo/wfo/blm_information/rmp.html. Copies of the ROD/Approved RMP are available for public inspection at the Winnemucca District at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zwaantje Rorex, RMP Team Lead, telephone 775–623–1727; address 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, Nevada 89445; email zrorex@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 Winnemucca District RMP will replace the existing 1982 Sonoma-Gerlach and Paradise-Denio Management Framework Plans (MFPs) and one land use plan amendment titled the Paradise-Denio and Sonoma-Gerlach Management Framework Plan-Lands Amendment (January 1999). The RMP and associated EIS were developed using a collaborative planning process. Collaboration included working with nine cooperating agencies, development of alternatives utilizing a sub-group of the Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council and input through coordination and consultation with Native American/ Tribal interests. The RMP planning area encompasses approximately 7.2 million acres of public land administered by the Winnemucca District, located in Humboldt, Pershing, and parts of Lyon, Churchill and Washoe counties, Nevada. The RMP decision area does not include private lands, State lands, Indian Reservations, Federal lands not administered by BLM or lands within the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon, Emigrant Trails National SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29731 Conservation Area (NCA), except for administratively combining portions of two herd management areas (HMAs) into one HMA. The NCA is covered under the ROD and RMP for the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails NCA and associated wilderness, and other contiguous lands in Nevada (July 2004). The RMP describes the actions and landscapelevel conservation and management to meet desired resource goals and objectives for natural resources including wildlife habitat, sensitive and threatened or endangered species habitat, watersheds, and wild horses and burros. While the RMP contains some conservation management measures for the Greater Sage-Grouse habitats, the Nevada and Northeastern California Greater Sage-Grouse Plan Amendment and EIS will fully analyze applicable Greater-Sage Grouse conservation measures, consistent with BLM Instruction Memorandum No. 2012–044. The BLM expects to make a comprehensive set of decisions for managing Greater-Sage Grouse on lands administered by the Winnemucca District in the Record of Decision for the Nevada and Northeastern California Greater Sage-Grouse Plan Amendment and EIS. The RMP addresses protection and preservation of cultural resources, scenic values and management of recreation. Multiple uses, including livestock grazing, minerals, and lands and realty actions, are also addressed. The proposed RMP/Final EIS was made available to the public on September 6, 2013 in 78 FR 54909. Nine valid protest letters were received and 21 issues were identified. No comments were received as a result of the Governor’s consistency review. The Director’s Protest Resolution Report is available from the Winnemucca District’s RMP Web site at: http:// www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/wfo/blm_ information/rmp.html. As a result of resolving protest issues, the following changes were made to the final RMP: added language to management action for vegetationriparian/wetlands (action VRW 1.1.1) to clarify adaptive management; included the Snowstorms Mountains-fence for HMA boundary adjustments in action WHB 1.2; clarified management action for cooperative agreements with livestock permittees in action LG 5.4; and corrected response to public comment in Appendix M regarding areas to be closed to livestock grazing within certain allotments. Other minor editorial modifications to provide further clarification of some of the decisions were made. Reformatting of the final RMP resulted in renumbering E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1 29732 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 99 / Friday, May 22, 2015 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES of some of the management actions, noted in the document itself. Clarifications on management actions and corrections regarding the analysis provided in the EIS are described in the ROD. These include actions pertaining to vegetation (range), fish and wildlife habitat, special status species habitat (specifically Greater Sage-Grouse), wild horse and burro, livestock grazing, and lands and realty. During the development of the final RMP and ROD, the Pine Forest Range Wilderness was designated through the presidential approval of the National Defense Authorization Act (December 19, 2014) Public Law 113–291, section 3064. The ROD and RMP reflect changes to management actions based on this designation. The EIS analyzed four alternatives: Alternative A (no action), Alternative B (use intensive), Alternative C (environmental protection), and Alternative D (the Preferred Alternative). The Preferred Alternative as described in the proposed RMP was selected in the ROD, with some minor clarifications based on protests. The ROD adopts the RMP’s goals and objectives and management actions to reach those goals and objectives. The ROD does not directly implement any specific action. Future actions will be consistent with the management direction in the approved RMP and will be made through a future decisionmaking process, including appropriate environmental review. Examples of sitespecific planning efforts for resource use activities are mine plans of operation or rangeland health assessments. The approved RMP provides for the development of future implementation plans for special recreation management areas, communication sites, acquired lands, and travel and transportation management. The approved RMP also describes future step down plans for resource protection including rangeland health assessments, cultural and paleontological management plans, wild horse and burro herd management plans, and an invasive weed control plan. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6 Amy Lueders, State Director, Nevada. [FR Doc. 2015–12190 Filed 5–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 May 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLMTC 00900.L16100000.DP0000 MO#4500079560] Notice of Public Meeting, Dakotas Resource Advisory Council Meeting AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice of public meeting. transportation or other reasonable accommodations should contact the BLM as provided above. Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–2. Diane M. Friez, Eastern Montana/Dakotas District Manager. 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Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–677–8339 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 15member council advises the Secretary of the Interior through the BLM on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in North and South Dakota. At this meeting, topics will include: An Eastern Montana/Dakotas District report, North Dakota and South Dakota Field Office manager reports, Resource Management Plan updates, Ft. Meade Recreation Area trails projects report, individual RAC member reports and other issues the council may raise. All meetings are open to the public and the public may present written comments to the council. Each formal RAC meeting will also have time allocated for hearing 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, tour National Park Service SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–18025; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP15.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: The American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The American Museum of Natural History has revised a Notice of Inventory Completion that was published in the Federal Register on February 4, 2015. This notice revises the listing of Indian tribes who are recognized as aboriginal to the area from which Native American human remains were removed. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Notice of Availability of the Winnemucca District Resource 
Management Plan and Record of Decision, Nevada

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability 
of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Approved Resource Management 
Plan (RMP) for the Winnemucca District located in northern Nevada. The 
Nevada State Director signed the ROD on May 21, 2015, which constitutes 
the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved RMP effective 
immediately.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD/Approved RMP are available upon request 
from the Winnemucca District Manager, Bureau of Land Management, 5100 
E. Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, NV 89445 or via the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/wfo/blm_information/rmp.html. Copies of the 
ROD/Approved RMP are available for public inspection at the Winnemucca 
District at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zwaantje Rorex, RMP Team Lead, 
telephone 775-623-1727; address 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, 
Nevada 89445; email zrorex@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 Winnemucca District RMP will replace the 
existing 1982 Sonoma-Gerlach and Paradise-Denio Management Framework 
Plans (MFPs) and one land use plan amendment titled the Paradise-Denio 
and Sonoma-Gerlach Management Framework Plan-Lands Amendment (January 
1999). The RMP and associated EIS were developed using a collaborative 
planning process. Collaboration included working with nine cooperating 
agencies, development of alternatives utilizing a sub-group of the 
Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council and 
input through coordination and consultation with Native American/Tribal 
interests. The RMP planning area encompasses approximately 7.2 million 
acres of public land administered by the Winnemucca District, located 
in Humboldt, Pershing, and parts of Lyon, Churchill and Washoe 
counties, Nevada. The RMP decision area does not include private lands, 
State lands, Indian Reservations, Federal lands not administered by BLM 
or lands within the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon, Emigrant Trails 
National Conservation Area (NCA), except for administratively combining 
portions of two herd management areas (HMAs) into one HMA. The NCA is 
covered under the ROD and RMP for the Black Rock Desert-High Rock 
Canyon Emigrant Trails NCA and associated wilderness, and other 
contiguous lands in Nevada (July 2004). The RMP describes the actions 
and landscape-level conservation and management to meet desired 
resource goals and objectives for natural resources including wildlife 
habitat, sensitive and threatened or endangered species habitat, 
watersheds, and wild horses and burros. While the RMP contains some 
conservation management measures for the Greater Sage-Grouse habitats, 
the Nevada and Northeastern California Greater Sage-Grouse Plan 
Amendment and EIS will fully analyze applicable Greater-Sage Grouse 
conservation measures, consistent with BLM Instruction Memorandum No. 
2012-044. The BLM expects to make a comprehensive set of decisions for 
managing Greater-Sage Grouse on lands administered by the Winnemucca 
District in the Record of Decision for the Nevada and Northeastern 
California Greater Sage-Grouse Plan Amendment and EIS. The RMP 
addresses protection and preservation of cultural resources, scenic 
values and management of recreation. Multiple uses, including livestock 
grazing, minerals, and lands and realty actions, are also addressed.
    The proposed RMP/Final EIS was made available to the public on 
September 6, 2013 in 78 FR 54909. Nine valid protest letters were 
received and 21 issues were identified. No comments were received as a 
result of the Governor's consistency review. The Director's Protest 
Resolution Report is available from the Winnemucca District's RMP Web 
site at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/wfo/blm_information/rmp.html.
    As a result of resolving protest issues, the following changes were 
made to the final RMP: added language to management action for 
vegetation-riparian/wetlands (action VRW 1.1.1) to clarify adaptive 
management; included the Snowstorms Mountains-fence for HMA boundary 
adjustments in action WHB 1.2; clarified management action for 
cooperative agreements with livestock permittees in action LG 5.4; and 
corrected response to public comment in Appendix M regarding areas to 
be closed to livestock grazing within certain allotments. Other minor 
editorial modifications to provide further clarification of some of the 
decisions were made. Reformatting of the final RMP resulted in 
renumbering

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of some of the management actions, noted in the document itself. 
Clarifications on management actions and corrections regarding the 
analysis provided in the EIS are described in the ROD. These include 
actions pertaining to vegetation (range), fish and wildlife habitat, 
special status species habitat (specifically Greater Sage-Grouse), wild 
horse and burro, livestock grazing, and lands and realty.
    During the development of the final RMP and ROD, the Pine Forest 
Range Wilderness was designated through the presidential approval of 
the National Defense Authorization Act (December 19, 2014) Public Law 
113-291, section 3064. The ROD and RMP reflect changes to management 
actions based on this designation.
    The EIS analyzed four alternatives: Alternative A (no action), 
Alternative B (use intensive), Alternative C (environmental 
protection), and Alternative D (the Preferred Alternative). The 
Preferred Alternative as described in the proposed RMP was selected in 
the ROD, with some minor clarifications based on protests. The ROD 
adopts the RMP's goals and objectives and management actions to reach 
those goals and objectives. The ROD does not directly implement any 
specific action. Future actions will be consistent with the management 
direction in the approved RMP and will be made through a future 
decision-making process, including appropriate environmental review. 
Examples of site-specific planning efforts for resource use activities 
are mine plans of operation or rangeland health assessments. The 
approved RMP provides for the development of future implementation 
plans for special recreation management areas, communication sites, 
acquired lands, and travel and transportation management.
    The approved RMP also describes future step down plans for resource 
protection including rangeland health assessments, cultural and 
paleontological management plans, wild horse and burro herd management 
plans, and an invasive weed control plan.

    Authority:  40 CFR 1506.6

Amy Lueders,
State Director, Nevada.
[FR Doc. 2015-12190 Filed 5-21-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-HC-P