Public Land Order No. 7842; Withdrawal of Public Lands for the New River Area of Critical Environmental Concern; Oregon, 60705-60706 [2015-25541]

Download as PDF 60705 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 194 / Wednesday, October 7, 2015 / Notices Please indicate ‘‘Attn: 1004–0165’’ regardless of the form of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Goodbar, at 575–234–5929. Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339, to leave a message for Mr. Goodbar. You may also review the information collection request online at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521) and OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 provide that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. 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The following table details the individual components and respective hour burdens of this information collection request: B. Number of responses A. Type of response D. Total hours (column B × column C) C. Hours per response Cave Nomination ......................................................................................................................... Request for Confidential Cave Information ................................................................................. 10 4 11 1 110 4 Totals .................................................................................................................................... 14 ........................ 114 Jean Sonneman, Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer. ACTION: BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Bureau of Land Management [LLOR936000.L14400000.ET0000. 15XL1109AF; HAG 15–0074; OR–67640] Public Land Order No. 7842; Withdrawal of Public Lands for the New River Area of Critical Environmental Concern; Oregon Bureau of Land Management, Interior. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Oct 06, 2015 Jkt 238001 This order withdraws 1,140.82 acres of public lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral or geothermal leasing laws, for a period of 20 years to protect the geological, cultural, botanical, recreational, and biological resources within the New River Area of Critical Environmental Concern. The withdrawal will protect a $2.8 million investment for facilities and roads. DATES: Effective Date: October 7, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael L. Barnes, BLM Oregon/ Washington State Office, 503–808–6155, or Paul J. Rodriguez, BLM Coos Bay SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2015–25551 Filed 10–6–15; 8:45 am] AGENCY: Public Land Order. PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 District Office, 541–751–4462. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339 to reach either of the contacts stated above. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with either of the above individuals. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This order replaces expired Public Land Order Nos. 6967 (58 FR 25948 (1993)) and 7170 (60 FR 57192 (1995)). Order By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 60706 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 194 / Wednesday, October 7, 2015 / Notices 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714, it is ordered as follows: 1. Subject to valid existing rights, the following described public lands are hereby withdrawn from location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral or geothermal leasing laws, for a period of 20 years to protect the geological, cultural, botanical, recreational, and biological resources within the New River Area of Critical Environmental Concern, including a Federal investment of $2.8 million for facilities and roads on the lands: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Willamette Meridian T. 29 S., R. 15 W., Sec. 35, N1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 36, lot 1, and NW1⁄4NW1⁄4; SAVING AND EXCEPTING that part subject to the right-of-way of Berg Road. T. 30 S., R. 15 W., Sec. 2, W1⁄2SW1⁄4, and a portion of lots 3 and 4 described as follows: Beginning at a point on the north line of said sec. 2, said point being 967.37 ft. westerly of the north quarter corner of said sec. 2; thence S. 9°29′14″ W., 192.13 ft.; thence S. 30°54′ 40″ W., 270.93 ft.; thence N. 83°13′00″ W., 594.73 ft.; thence S. 28° 19′14″ W., 190.01 ft.; thence S. 0°19′14″ W., 422 ft. more or less to the north bank of Four Mile Creek; thence running northwesterly along the north bank of said creek to the north line of said sec. 2; thence easterly along said north line to a point, 1230 ft. more or less to the point of beginning; Sec. 3, lots 3 and 4; Sec. 10, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, E1⁄2NE1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 11, lots 3 to 7, inclusive, excluding an easement 20 feet wide along northerly and easterly boundary of lots 5 and 7; Sec. 15, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, and NW1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 21, lots 1 and 2; Sec. 22, lots 1 and 2, and NW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 28, lots 2, 3, and 4, and SE1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 32, lot 1; Sec. 33, lot 2. T. 31 S., R. 15 W., Sec. 7, lot 1; Sec. 8, lots 3, 4, 7, and 8. The areas described aggregate 1,140.82 acres in Coos and Curry Counties. 2. The withdrawal made by this order does not alter the applicability of the public land laws other than the mining laws. 3. This withdrawal will expire 20 years from the effective date of this order, unless, as a result of a review conducted before the expiration date pursuant to Section 204(f) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714(f), the Secretary determines that the withdrawal shall be extended. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Oct 06, 2015 Jkt 238001 Dated: September 20, 2015. Janice M. Schneider, Assistant Secretary—Land and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. 2015–25541 Filed 10–6–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [15X LLAKF02000.L16100000. DS0000.LXSILCYK0000] Notice of Planning Area Boundary Changes for Bureau of Land Management Resource Management Plans in Alaska; Amendment to Notices of Intent To Prepare Resource Management Plans for Central Yukon and Bering Sea-Western Interior Planning Areas and Associated Environmental Impact Statements Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The administrative boundaries between the Anchorage District Office and Fairbanks District Office have been changed. The administrative boundary adjustments affect two ongoing Bureau of Land Management (BLM) planning efforts by shifting 2.8 million acres of the Central Yukon Planning Area, managed by the Fairbanks District Office, into the Bering Sea-Western Interior Planning Area, managed by the Anchorage District Office; and by removing three islands from the Bering Sea-Western Interior Planning Area. DATES: These boundary changes were effective on January 9, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bridget Psarianos or Serena Sweet, BLM Alaska State Office, 907–271–4208 and 907–271–4543, respectively. 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: On January 9, 2015, the BLM Director approved administrative boundary adjustments between the Fairbanks District Office and the Anchorage District Office. The primary purposes for these administrative boundary changes are to improve service to the public, and to improve coordination SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 efforts with local, Federal, and State agencies, tribal governments, and Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) corporations. The changes create a contiguous management block of land in Western Alaska, facilitate better tribal consultation and coordination, and provide for improved landscape management planning for key habitats. The district offices conducted public outreach meetings with affected communities, ANCSA corporations, and other organizations and entities, and have received support for the proposed changes. The BLM issued notices of intent on June 14, 2013, and July 18, 2013, respectively, to prepare resource management plans (RMPs) for the Central Yukon and Bering Sea-Western Interior planning areas. The administrative boundary adjustments will shift 2.8 million acres of the Central Yukon Planning Area into the Bering Sea-Western Interior Planning Area. The 2.8 million-acre area of land is referred to as the ‘‘Nulato Hills.’’ The boundary adjustment transferred the eastern portion of the Nulato Hills, including all of those lands within the boundary of the NANA Corporation, an ANCSA corporation, from the Fairbanks District Office to the Anchorage Field Office. Three islands located off the coast of Alaska will also be removed from the Bering Sea-Western Interior Planning Area. Saint Lawrence Island is removed from the planning area as the few remaining acres of BLM-managed land have been selected by two ANCSA village corporations, effectively leaving no public lands for the BLM to manage. Saint Mathew Island is removed from the planning area because all of the lands on the island are managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and designated as ‘‘Wilderness.’’ Oil and gas development is prohibited on lands designated as Wilderness. Nunivak Island is also removed from the planning area. There are portions of the island that are not designated Wilderness and would be subject to BLM-administration of oil and gas leasing. However, these lands have a very low likelihood of oil and gas potential. Should future BLM oil and gas potential studies (or industry) indicate otherwise, oil and gas leasing would need to be found to be in the national interest and compatible with the purpose of the Nunivak Island National Wildlife Refuge. If this occurs, in compliance with the National Environmental Protection Act process, an amendment would be necessary for both the Bering Sea-Western Interior Resource Management Plan, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Yukon E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLOR936000.L14400000.ET0000.15XL1109AF; HAG 15-0074; OR-67640]


Public Land Order No. 7842; Withdrawal of Public Lands for the 
New River Area of Critical Environmental Concern; Oregon

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Public Land Order.

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SUMMARY: This order withdraws 1,140.82 acres of public lands from 
location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not from 
leasing under the mineral or geothermal leasing laws, for a period of 
20 years to protect the geological, cultural, botanical, recreational, 
and biological resources within the New River Area of Critical 
Environmental Concern. The withdrawal will protect a $2.8 million 
investment for facilities and roads.

DATES: Effective Date: October 7, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael L. Barnes, BLM Oregon/
Washington State Office, 503-808-6155, or Paul J. Rodriguez, BLM Coos 
Bay District Office, 541-751-4462. Persons who use a telecommunications 
device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay 
Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to reach either of the contacts stated 
above. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a 
message or question with either of the above individuals. You will 
receive a reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This order replaces expired Public Land 
Order Nos. 6967 (58 FR 25948 (1993)) and 7170 (60 FR 57192 (1995)).

Order

    By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior 
by Section

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204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 
1714, it is ordered as follows:
    1. Subject to valid existing rights, the following described public 
lands are hereby withdrawn from location and entry under the United 
States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral or 
geothermal leasing laws, for a period of 20 years to protect the 
geological, cultural, botanical, recreational, and biological resources 
within the New River Area of Critical Environmental Concern, including 
a Federal investment of $2.8 million for facilities and roads on the 
lands:

Willamette Meridian

T. 29 S., R. 15 W.,
    Sec. 35, N\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 36, lot 1, and NW\1/4\NW\1/4\; SAVING AND EXCEPTING that 
part subject to the right-of-way of Berg Road.
T. 30 S., R. 15 W.,
    Sec. 2, W\1/2\SW\1/4\, and a portion of lots 3 and 4 described 
as follows: Beginning at a point on the north line of said sec. 2, 
said point being 967.37 ft. westerly of the north quarter corner of 
said sec. 2; thence S. 9[deg]29'14'' W., 192.13 ft.; thence S. 
30[deg]54' 40'' W., 270.93 ft.; thence N. 83[deg]13'00'' W., 594.73 
ft.; thence S. 28[deg] 19'14'' W., 190.01 ft.; thence S. 
0[deg]19'14'' W., 422 ft. more or less to the north bank of Four 
Mile Creek; thence running northwesterly along the north bank of 
said creek to the north line of said sec. 2; thence easterly along 
said north line to a point, 1230 ft. more or less to the point of 
beginning;
    Sec. 3, lots 3 and 4;
    Sec. 10, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, E\1/2\NE\1/4\, and SW\1/4\SE\1/
4\;
    Sec. 11, lots 3 to 7, inclusive, excluding an easement 20 feet 
wide along northerly and easterly boundary of lots 5 and 7;
    Sec. 15, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, and NW\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 21, lots 1 and 2;
    Sec. 22, lots 1 and 2, and NW\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 28, lots 2, 3, and 4, and SE\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 32, lot 1;
    Sec. 33, lot 2.
T. 31 S., R. 15 W.,
    Sec. 7, lot 1;
    Sec. 8, lots 3, 4, 7, and 8.

    The areas described aggregate 1,140.82 acres in Coos and Curry 
Counties.

    2. The withdrawal made by this order does not alter the 
applicability of the public land laws other than the mining laws.
    3. This withdrawal will expire 20 years from the effective date of 
this order, unless, as a result of a review conducted before the 
expiration date pursuant to Section 204(f) of the Federal Land Policy 
and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714(f), the Secretary determines 
that the withdrawal shall be extended.

    Dated: September 20, 2015.
Janice M. Schneider,
Assistant Secretary--Land and Minerals Management.
[FR Doc. 2015-25541 Filed 10-6-15; 8:45 am]
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