Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument Resource Management Plan, 79356-79357 [2015-32038]

Download as PDF 79356 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 244 / Monday, December 21, 2015 / Notices Fiscal Year 1997 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (Pub. L. 104–208), the Director, Office of Self-Governance may select up to 50 additional participating tribes/consortia per year for the tribal self-governance program, and negotiate and enter into a written funding agreement with each participating tribe. The Act mandates that the Secretary submit copies of the funding agreements at least 90 days before the proposed effective date to the appropriate committees of the Congress and to each tribe that is served by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) agency that is serving the tribe that is a party to the funding agreement. Initial negotiations with a tribe/consortium located in a region and/or agency which has not previously been involved with self-governance negotiations, will take approximately two months from start to finish. Agreements for an October 1 to September 30 funding year need to be signed and submitted by July 1. Agreements for a January 1 to December 31 funding year need to be signed and submitted by October 1. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Purpose of Notice The regulations at 25 CFRs 1000.10 to 1000.31 will be used to govern the application and selection process for tribes/consortia to begin their participation in the tribal selfgovernance program in Fiscal Year 2017 and Calendar Year 2017. Applicants should be guided by the requirements in these subparts in preparing their applications. Copies of these subparts may be obtained from the information contact person identified in this notice. Tribes/consortia wishing to be considered for participation in the tribal self-governance program for fiscal year 2017 or calendar year 2017 must respond to this notice, except for those tribes/consortia which are: (1) Currently involved in negotiations with the Department; or (2) one of the 115 tribal entities with signed agreements. Paperwork Reduction Act Statement Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), as implemented by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in 5 CFR 1320, a person is not required to respond to a collection of information by a Federal Agency unless the collection displays a valid OMB control number. The application and reporting requirements related to this program are considered to be a collection of information subject to the requirements of the PRA. These submissions are required to obtain and/ or retain a benefit. The OMB has approved the information collections related to this program and has assigned VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Dec 18, 2015 Jkt 238001 control number 1076–0143, Tribal SelfGovernance Program, which expires January 31, 2016. We estimate the annual burden associated with this collection to average 55 hours per respondent. This includes the time for reviewing instructions and gathering and submitting the information to the Department. Comments regarding this collection may be directed to: Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Regulatory Affairs & Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street NW., MS–3642–MIB, Washington, DC 20240. Dated: December 14, 2015. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–31891 Filed 12–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNML0000 L16100000.DR0000 15XL1109AF] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument Resource Management Plan Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument (Monument) located in southern New Mexico. The New Mexico Acting State Director signed the ROD on November 5, 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 District Manager, Las Cruces District Office, Bureau of Land Management, 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, NM 88005 or via http:// www.blm.gov/nm/trackwaysrmp. Copies of the ROD/Approved RMP are available for public inspection at the Las Cruces District Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Montoya, Planning and Environmental Specialist, telephone 575–525–4316; address 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, NM 88005; email jamontoy@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Approved RMP provides a comprehensive management plan for the long-term protection and management of the Monument, totaling 5,255 acres of surface estate in southern New Mexico. The RMP prescribes appropriate uses and management of the Monument, consistent with the provisions of its designating legislation (Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009), and replaces the 1993 Mimbres RMP within the Monument boundaries. Major issues associated with the Monument include Paleontological Research and Protection, Interpretation and Education, Trails and Travel Management, Recreation and Visitor Services, Wildlife, Livestock, Vegetation, wilderness characteristics, recreational target shooting closures, Visual Resources, and Socioeconomics. The Approved RMP is very similar to the one set forth in the Preferred Alternative for the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument Proposed RMP/Final Environmental (EIS) published in December 2014. Modifications to the proposed plan corrected errors that were noted during review of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS and provide further clarification for decisions in travel management planning and visitor services. The RMP process began with a Notice of Intent (NOI) published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2010. This announced a 30-day public comment period. During that time, a public meeting was held in Las Cruces in order to introduce the planning process to the public and solicit comments. On September 22, 2010, a public workshop was held to re-engage the public for the RMP and to verify that the BLM had a sufficient range of alternatives. Availability of the Draft RMP/EIS was published July 20, 2012, in the Federal Register (77 FR 42758) to announce a 90-day public review and comment period of the draft document. During this period, the BLM held one public open-house meeting in Las Cruces for the purpose of assisting the public in their review and to solicit their comments. The Draft RMP/EIS was sent to multiple Federal, tribal, State, and local government agencies and interested parties and was made available for viewing at the Las Cruces District Office, the New Mexico State E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 79357 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 244 / Monday, December 21, 2015 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Office, and on the internet. During the comment period, the Las Cruces District Office received about 45 comment letters, emails, or comment forms. Each submission was carefully reviewed to identify substantive comments in accordance with regulations on the implementation of National Environmental Policy Act (40 CFR 1503.4). Comments on the Draft RMP/ EIS received from the public and internal BLM reviews were considered and incorporated as appropriate into the Proposed RMP/Final EIS. Public comments resulted in the addition of data and clarifying text, however, they did not significantly change the proposed land use plan decisions. Availabliity of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS was published on December 24, 2014, in the Federal Register (79 FR 78104), initiating a protest period and Governor’s Consistency Review Period. Five protests were recived during the protest period, and all protests have been resolved. Minor editorial modifications were made to the RMP based on questions raised during the protest period. No inconsistencies with State and local plans, policies, or programs were identified during the Governor’s Consistency Review process. Certain decisions in the Approved RMP are implementation decisions and are appealable to the Interior Board of Land Appeals. These implementation level decisions include the approval of the Comprehensive Trails and Travel Management Plan. The decisions are included within Chapter 2 of the Approved RMP and Appendix C of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS, and implementation decisions are denoted with asterisks where appropriate. Any party adversely affected by the proposed route designations may appeal within 30 days of publication of this Notice of Availability pursuant to 43 CFR, part 4, subpart E. The appeal should state the specific route(s), as identified in Appendix C of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS, on which the decision is being appealed. The appeal must be filed with the Las Cruces District Manager at the above listed address. Please consult the appropriate regulations (43 CFR, part 4, subpart E) for further appeal requirements. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6 Amy Lueders, State Director. [FR Doc. 2015–32038 Filed 12–18–15; 8:45 am] Copies of the fee proposal are available at the Bishop Field Office at the above address and online at http:// www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/bishop.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCAC07000 L12200000.FV0000.16XL1109AF] Notice of Intent to Change Fees in Campgrounds on Public Land in the Bishop Field Office, Inyo and Mono Counties, California Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to applicable provisions of the Federal Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office proposes to change the fee structure at all five of its developed campgrounds in Inyo and Mono counties, California, and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. The fee proposal results from analysis and planning direction provided by the Bishop Campground Business Plan, which outlines operational goals of the area and the purpose of the fee program. DATES: To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on its proposal to change the fee structure at campgrounds in the Bishop Field Office by January 20, 2016. Effective 4 months after publication of this notice, the BLM Bishop Field Office would initiate changes in fee collection at its five developed campgrounds unless the BLM publishes a Federal Register notice to the contrary. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this fee collection proposal by any of the following methods: • Email: blm_ca_bishop_public_ comment@blm.gov Please include ‘‘Fee Proposal’’ in the subject line of your email. • Mail: Bureau of Land Management, Bishop Field Office, Attn: Rebecca Brooke, 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 100, Bishop, CA 93514 SUMMARY: Steven Nelson, Field Manager, telephone: (760) 872–5011 or at the address above. Persons who use a telecommunication 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. Pursuant to the Federal Lands and Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) (16 U.S.C. 6801 et seq.), the Secretary may establish, modify, charge, and collect recreation fees on Federal recreation lands and waters. The Bishop Field Office currently manages five developed campgrounds: Tuttle Creek, Goodale Creek, Horton Creek, Pleasant Valley Pit, and Crowley Lake campgrounds. Together these campgrounds hold approximately 300 tent and recreational vehicle sites, all located in world-class settings along the Highway 395 corridor in close proximity to recreation destinations. The campgrounds are a good alternative to dispersed camping, which has been known to occur in environmentally sensitive areas. Fees for the campgrounds were established in 2005 and have not changed since then. Long-term camping permits are currently available for four of the five campgrounds for either 30 days or the entire summer season (approximately 8 months). Tuttle Creek, Goodale Creek, Horton Creek, and Crowley Lake campgrounds underwent significant upgrades from 2010 to 2012, including installation of new toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, information boards, and other amenities. In addition, potable water was installed at three campgrounds and a horse corral and group campsite at one campground. The total cost of upgrades was $3.6 million. The current and proposed fee schedule for the BLM Bishop Field Office campgrounds is: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CURRENT AND PROPOSED DAILY CAMPGROUND AND SPECIAL AMENITY FEES Campground Current Proposed fee beginning in 2016 Tuttle Creek ...................................................... Goodale Creek ................................................. Horton Creek .................................................... Pleasant Valley Pit ........................................... $5 ............................... $5 ............................... $5 ............................... $2/car ......................... $8 .................................................................... $5 (no potable water) ...................................... $8 .................................................................... $5/site (no potable water) ............................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Dec 18, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM Proposed future fee 21DEN1 $5 $5 $5 $5 to to to to $10 $10 $10 $10

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 244 (Monday, December 21, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 79356-79357]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-32038]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNML0000 L16100000.DR0000 15XL1109AF]


Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the 
Prehistoric Trackways National Monument Resource Management Plan

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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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 Prehistoric Trackways National Monument (Monument) 
located in southern New Mexico. The New Mexico Acting State Director 
signed the ROD on November 5, 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 District Manager, Las Cruces District Office, Bureau of Land 
Management, 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, NM 88005 or via http://www.blm.gov/nm/trackwaysrmp. Copies of the ROD/Approved RMP are 
available for public inspection at the Las Cruces District Office.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Montoya, Planning and 
Environmental Specialist, telephone 575-525-4316; address 1800 Marquess 
Street, Las Cruces, NM 88005; email jamontoy@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 Approved RMP provides a comprehensive 
management plan for the long-term protection and management of the 
Monument, totaling 5,255 acres of surface estate in southern New 
Mexico. The RMP prescribes appropriate uses and management of the 
Monument, consistent with the provisions of its designating legislation 
(Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009), and replaces the 1993 
Mimbres RMP within the Monument boundaries. Major issues associated 
with the Monument include Paleontological Research and Protection, 
Interpretation and Education, Trails and Travel Management, Recreation 
and Visitor Services, Wildlife, Livestock, Vegetation, wilderness 
characteristics, recreational target shooting closures, Visual 
Resources, and Socioeconomics.
    The Approved RMP is very similar to the one set forth in the 
Preferred Alternative for the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument 
Proposed RMP/Final Environmental (EIS) published in December 2014. 
Modifications to the proposed plan corrected errors that were noted 
during review of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS and provide further 
clarification for decisions in travel management planning and visitor 
services.
    The RMP process began with a Notice of Intent (NOI) published in 
the Federal Register on January 5, 2010. This announced a 30-day public 
comment period. During that time, a public meeting was held in Las 
Cruces in order to introduce the planning process to the public and 
solicit comments. On September 22, 2010, a public workshop was held to 
re-engage the public for the RMP and to verify that the BLM had a 
sufficient range of alternatives. Availability of the Draft RMP/EIS was 
published July 20, 2012, in the Federal Register (77 FR 42758) to 
announce a 90-day public review and comment period of the draft 
document. During this period, the BLM held one public open-house 
meeting in Las Cruces for the purpose of assisting the public in their 
review and to solicit their comments. The Draft RMP/EIS was sent to 
multiple Federal, tribal, State, and local government agencies and 
interested parties and was made available for viewing at the Las Cruces 
District Office, the New Mexico State

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Office, and on the internet. During the comment period, the Las Cruces 
District Office received about 45 comment letters, emails, or comment 
forms. Each submission was carefully reviewed to identify substantive 
comments in accordance with regulations on the implementation of 
National Environmental Policy Act (40 CFR 1503.4). Comments on the 
Draft RMP/EIS received from the public and internal BLM reviews were 
considered and incorporated as appropriate into the Proposed RMP/Final 
EIS. Public comments resulted in the addition of data and clarifying 
text, however, they did not significantly change the proposed land use 
plan decisions. Availabliity of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS was 
published on December 24, 2014, in the Federal Register (79 FR 78104), 
initiating a protest period and Governor's Consistency Review Period. 
Five protests were recived during the protest period, and all protests 
have been resolved. Minor editorial modifications were made to the RMP 
based on questions raised during the protest period. No inconsistencies 
with State and local plans, policies, or programs were identified 
during the Governor's Consistency Review process.
    Certain decisions in the Approved RMP are implementation decisions 
and are appealable to the Interior Board of Land Appeals. These 
implementation level decisions include the approval of the 
Comprehensive Trails and Travel Management Plan. The decisions are 
included within Chapter 2 of the Approved RMP and Appendix C of the 
Proposed RMP/Final EIS, and implementation decisions are denoted with 
asterisks where appropriate. Any party adversely affected by the 
proposed route designations may appeal within 30 days of publication of 
this Notice of Availability pursuant to 43 CFR, part 4, subpart E. The 
appeal should state the specific route(s), as identified in Appendix C 
of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS, on which the decision is being appealed. 
The appeal must be filed with the Las Cruces District Manager at the 
above listed address. Please consult the appropriate regulations (43 
CFR, part 4, subpart E) for further appeal requirements.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6

Amy Lueders,
State Director.
[FR Doc. 2015-32038 Filed 12-18-15; 8:45 am]
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