Public Land Order No. 7844; Withdrawal of Public Lands and Reserved Federal Minerals To Protect Highly Significant Caves; New Mexico, 76302-76303 [2015-30899]

Download as PDF 76302 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 235 / Tuesday, December 8, 2015 / Notices branchiopod cysts) the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi); take (survey by pursuit) the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino); take (harass by survey) the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus); take (locate and monitor nests) the least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus); and take (capture, handle, and release) the arroyo toad (arroyo southwestern) (Anaxyrus californicus) in conjunction with surveys and population monitoring throughout the range the species in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit No. TE–72013A Lhorne on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES Applicant: John Durand, Davis, California The applicant requests a permit amendment to take (harass by survey, capture, handle, release, and collect) the delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) in conjunction with scientific research throughout the range of the species in the Suisun Marsh within Solano and Contra Costa Counties; Sherman Island within Solano, Sacramento, and Contra Costa Counties; Cache Slough Complex area within Solano and Yolo Counties; and Sherman Lake and Brown’s Island area within Solano and Contra Costa Counties in California for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Public Comments We invite public review and comment on each of these recovery permit applications. Comments and materials we receive will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. 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. Angela Picco, Acting Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2015–30816 Filed 12–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:17 Dec 07, 2015 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNMP2000 L14300000.FQ0000 NMNM– 127501/NMNM–83404] Public Land Order No. 7844; Withdrawal of Public Lands and Reserved Federal Minerals To Protect Highly Significant Caves; New Mexico Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public Land Order. AGENCY: This order withdraws approximately 2,924.65 acres of public lands and 440 acres of reserved Federal minerals underlying non-Federal lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws, subject to valid existing rights, for 20 years to protect and preserve highly significant caves and their associated resources located in Eddy County. The lands have been and will remain open to leasing under the mineral leasing laws. DATES: Effective Date: December 8, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debby Lucero, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office, 505–954–2196. 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 the BLM contact person. 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 Bureau of Land Management will manage the lands to protect highly significant cave locations and their associated resources located within Eddy County. The caves contain highly significant archaeological, paleontological, biological, geological, mineralogical, hydrological, and scenic values. These caves represent the very best examples of the above-stated resources on Bureau of Land Management administered land in this region. There are over 300 known caves in the area and many more are suspected. SUMMARY: Order By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section 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 and Federally reserved minerals are hereby withdrawn from location and entry PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, to protect highly significant caves and their associated resources: New Mexico Principal Meridian McKittrick Hill Caves T. 22 S., R. 24 E., Sec.14, S1⁄2SW1⁄4, SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, and W1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 22, S1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 23, W1⁄2, W1⁄2E1⁄2, and W1⁄2E1⁄2E1⁄2; Sec. 26, W1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, and N1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 27, N1⁄2NE1⁄4 and E1⁄2NE1⁄4NW1⁄4. The area described contains 1,210 acres. Mudgetts/Little Mudgetts Caves T. 24 S., R. 24 E., Sec. 21, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, N1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and NE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4. The area described contains 50 acres. Big Manhole/Little Manhole Caves T. 24 S., R. 24 E., Sec. 22, W1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4. The area described contains 100 acres. Honest Injun Cave T. 22 S., R. 25 E., Sec. 28, lot 6. The area described contains 42.70 acres. Yellow Jacket and Lair Caves T. 23 S., R. 25 E., Sec. 14, S1⁄2SE1⁄4SW1⁄4 and S1⁄2S1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 23, NE1⁄4 and NE1⁄4NW1⁄4. The area described contains 260 acres. KFF (Elliott’s) Cave T. 24 S., R. 25 E., Sec. 23, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4 and E1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 24, W1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, and NW1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4. The area described contains 130 acres. Chosa Draw Caves T. 25 S., R. 25 E., Sec. 20, E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 21, S1⁄2 and S1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 22, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4 and W1⁄2W1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 27, W1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 28, E1⁄2NE1⁄4; Sec. 29, E1⁄2NE1⁄4, E1⁄2W1⁄2NE1⁄4, NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, and E1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4. The area described contains 750 acres. Lost Cave T. 22 S., R. 26 E., Sec. 22, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4 and N1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 23, W1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4 and NW1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4. The area described contains 22.50 acres. Fence Canyon Cave Area T. 24 S., R. 26 E., Sec. 17, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4; E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 235 / Tuesday, December 8, 2015 / Notices Sec. 18, lot 3, E1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and N1⁄2SE1⁄4. The area described contains 359.45 acres. The following described federally reserved minerals underlying nonFederal surface: Chosa Draw Caves T. 25 S., R. 25 E., Sec. 28, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2, and W1⁄2SE1⁄4. The areas described aggregate 440 acres. The total areas described above aggregate 2,924.65 acres of public lands and 440 acres of Federal minerals underlying non-Federal lands in Eddy County. 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. Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009, 307–775– 6257 or via email at jwrigley@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. The FIRS is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Bureau of Land Management will manage the land to protect the unique archeological, historical, geological, and recreational values of these two sites as well as the Federal investment for visitor use because of the special historical interpretive attributes contained at the sites. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Order By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section 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 (30 U.S.C. Ch. 2), but not from leasing under the mineral or geothermal leasing laws, or disposal under the Materials Act of 1947, on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management to protect unique archeological, historical, geological, and recreational values of these two sites. Bureau of Land Management Sixth Principal Meridian [LLWY921000, L14300000.ET0000; WYW– 167985] Devil’s Gate T. 29 N., R. 87 W., Sec. 35, NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, S1⁄2N1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, and N1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4. Dated: November 23, 2015. Janice M. Schneider, Assistant Secretary—Land and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. 2015–30899 Filed 12–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P Public Land Order No. 7843; Withdrawal of Public Lands for the Protection of the Split Rock and Devil’s Gate Interpretive Sites; Wyoming Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public land order. AGENCY: This order withdraws 343.23 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, or disposal under the Materials Act of 1947, for a period of 20 years to protect and preserve the Split Rock and Devil’s Gate interpretive sites located along national historic trails in Fremont and Natrona Counties, Wyoming. DATES: Effective Date: December 8, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janelle Wrigley, Realty Officer, Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Lhorne on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:17 Dec 07, 2015 Jkt 238001 Split Rock T. 29 N., R. 89 W., Sec. 30, lot 2, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4 and N1⁄2SE1⁄4NW1⁄4. T. 29 N., R. 90 W., Sec. 25, E1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, and N1⁄2N1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4. The areas described aggregate 343.23 acres, more or less, in Fremont and Natrona Counties, Wyoming. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76303 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714(f), the Secretary determines that the withdrawal shall be extended. Dated: November 13, 2015. Janice M. Schneider, Assistant Secretary—Land and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. 2015–30900 Filed 12–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–19738; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Ohio History Connection, Columbus, OH National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Ohio History Connection has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Ohio History Connection. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Ohio History Connection at the address in this notice by January 7, 2016. ADDRESSES: Bradley Lepper, Ohio History Connection, 800 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211, telephone (614) 298–2064, email blepper@ohiohistory.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 235 (Tuesday, December 8, 2015)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-30899]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNMP2000 L14300000.FQ0000 NMNM-127501/NMNM-83404]


Public Land Order No. 7844; Withdrawal of Public Lands and 
Reserved Federal Minerals To Protect Highly Significant Caves; New 
Mexico

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Public Land Order.

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SUMMARY: This order withdraws approximately 2,924.65 acres of public 
lands and 440 acres of reserved Federal minerals underlying non-Federal 
lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws, 
subject to valid existing rights, for 20 years to protect and preserve 
highly significant caves and their associated resources located in Eddy 
County. The lands have been and will remain open to leasing under the 
mineral leasing laws.

DATES: Effective Date: December 8, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debby Lucero, Bureau of Land 
Management, New Mexico State Office, 505-954-2196. 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 the BLM 
contact person. 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 Bureau of Land Management will manage 
the lands to protect highly significant cave locations and their 
associated resources located within Eddy County. The caves contain 
highly significant archaeological, paleontological, biological, 
geological, mineralogical, hydrological, and scenic values. These caves 
represent the very best examples of the above-stated resources on 
Bureau of Land Management administered land in this region. There are 
over 300 known caves in the area and many more are suspected.

Order

    By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior 
by Section 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 and Federally reserved minerals are hereby withdrawn from 
location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not from 
leasing under the mineral leasing laws, to protect highly significant 
caves and their associated resources:

New Mexico Principal Meridian

McKittrick Hill Caves

T. 22 S., R. 24 E.,
    Sec.14, S\1/2\SW\1/4\, SW\1/4\SE\1/4\, and W\1/2\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 22, S\1/2\SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\SE\1/
4\NW\1/4\, E\1/2\E\1/2\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 23, W\1/2\, W\1/2\E\1/2\, and W\1/2\E\1/2\E\1/2\;
    Sec. 26, W\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, and N\1/2\NW\1/
4\;
    Sec. 27, N\1/2\NE\1/4\ and E\1/2\NE\1/4\NW\1/4\.

    The area described contains 1,210 acres.

Mudgetts/Little Mudgetts Caves

T. 24 S., R. 24 E.,
    Sec. 21, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, SW\1/4\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, N\1/
2\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and NE\1/4\NW\1/4\SW\1/4\.

    The area described contains 50 acres.

Big Manhole/Little Manhole Caves

T. 24 S., R. 24 E.,
    Sec. 22, W\1/2\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\SW\1/4\, SE\1/
4\SW\1/4\, and W\1/2\SW\1/4\SE\1/4\.

    The area described contains 100 acres.

Honest Injun Cave

T. 22 S., R. 25 E.,
    Sec. 28, lot 6.

    The area described contains 42.70 acres.

Yellow Jacket and Lair Caves

T. 23 S., R. 25 E.,
    Sec. 14, S\1/2\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\ and S\1/2\S\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 23, NE\1/4\ and NE\1/4\NW\1/4\.

    The area described contains 260 acres.

KFF (Elliott's) Cave

T. 24 S., R. 25 E.,
    Sec. 23, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\ and E\1/2\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 24, W\1/2\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, NW\1/4\SW\1/4\, N\1/2\SW\1/
4\SW\1/4\, SW\1/4\SW\1/4\SW\1/4\, and NW\1/4\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\.

    The area described contains 130 acres.

Chosa Draw Caves

T. 25 S., R. 25 E.,
    Sec. 20, E\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 21, S\1/2\ and S\1/2\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 22, SW\1/4\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\ and W\1/2\W\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 27, W\1/2\NW\1/4\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 28, E\1/2\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 29, E\1/2\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\W\1/2\NE\1/4\, NE\1/4\SE\1/4\, and 
E\1/2\NW\1/4\SE\1/4\.

    The area described contains 750 acres.

Lost Cave

T. 22 S., R. 26 E.,
    Sec. 22, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\ and N\1/2\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 23, W\1/2\NW\1/4\NW\1/4\NW\1/4\ and NW\1/4\SW\1/4\NW\1/
4\NW\1/4\.

    The area described contains 22.50 acres.

Fence Canyon Cave Area

T. 24 S., R. 26 E.,
    Sec. 17, NW\1/4\NW\1/4\;

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    Sec. 18, lot 3, E\1/2\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, SE\1/
4\NW\1/4\, NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, N\1/2\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and N\1/2\SE\1/4\.

    The area described contains 359.45 acres.

    The following described federally reserved minerals underlying non-
Federal surface:

Chosa Draw Caves

T. 25 S., R. 25 E.,
    Sec. 28, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, W\1/2\, and W\1/2\SE\1/4\.
    The areas described aggregate 440 acres.

    The total areas described above aggregate 2,924.65 acres of public 
lands and 440 acres of Federal minerals underlying non-Federal lands in 
Eddy County.
    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: November 23, 2015.
Janice M. Schneider,
Assistant Secretary--Land and Minerals Management.
[FR Doc. 2015-30899 Filed 12-7-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4310-HC-P