Public Land Order No. 7846; Transfer of Administrative Jurisdiction, Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range; California, 80382-80383 [2015-32561]

Download as PDF 80382 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 247 / Thursday, December 24, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR The area described aggregates 628.99 acres, more or less, in Riverside County, California. Bureau of Land Management The closure is necessary because of public health and safety risks caused by the potential for encounter with unexploded ordinance and other hazardous materials located on the lands. The approximately 628.99 acres of public lands were until recently part of the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range and were used as part of a live bombing and training facility. The Department of the Navy is in the process of developing a response action plan to clean the contaminated parcels. Once the parcels are successfully cleaned, the BLM will reopen the lands to the public. All motor vehicles must remain on routes designated as open to vehicular use. The lands are closed to all forms of public entry, including dispersed camping, or other recreational activities on the approximately 628.99 acres. The following persons are exempt from this order: Federal, State, and local officers and employees in the performance of their official duties; members of organized rescue or firefighting forces in the performance of their official duties; and persons with written authorization from the Bureau of Land Management. [L19200000.AL0000.LRORB1518600.LLCAD 06000.XXXL1109RM] Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands in Riverside County, CA Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that identified public lands administered by the Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), are temporarily closed to all public entry. DATES: This closure will be in effect beginning on December 24, 2015 and will remain in effect for 2 years unless rescinded or modified before that by the authorized officer or designated Federal officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John R. Kalish, Field Manager, 1201 Bird Center Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262, (760) 833–7100. 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 individuals during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individuals. You will receive a reply during normal hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This closure affects public lands north of the Bradshaw Trail, a county-maintained roadway in Riverside County, California, but does not include the roadway itself. The legal description of the affected public lands is: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: San Bernardino Meridian T.7S., R.12E., Sec. 36, lots 3, 4, 6, and 7. T.8S., R.12E., Sec. 5, lots 6 through 10, 14, 15, 24, and 25. T.7S., R.13E., Sec. 21, lots 1, 2, and 4. T.7S., R.14E., Sec. 19, lots 8, 9, 12, and 13; Sec. 25, lots 1, 2, 5 through 8, 11, 12, and 13; Sec. 27, lots 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 11, S1⁄2N1⁄2SE1⁄2, and S1⁄2N1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 29, lots 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 through 11, 13, 14, 17, and 18, NW1⁄4SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, and S1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 33, lots 2 and 4. T.7S., R.15E., Sec. 33, lots 4, 5, 7, 8, 23, 24, and 26, NW1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, and W1⁄2NW1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4. T.8S., R.15E., Sec. 3, lots 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, and 13; Sec. 11, lots 1, 2, and 3. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Dec 23, 2015 Jkt 238001 Enforcement Any person who violates this closure may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined in accordance with 18 U.S.C. 3571, imprisoned for no more than 12 months under 43 U.S.C. 1733(a) and 43 CFR 8360.0–7, or both. In accordance with 43 CFR 8365.1–7, State or local officials may also impose penalties for violations of California law. Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1(c) Thomas Pogacnik, Deputy State Director. [FR Doc. 2015–32560 Filed 12–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [L19200000.AL0000.LRORB1518600.LLCAD 06000.15X; CACA–044081] Public Land Order No. 7846; Transfer of Administrative Jurisdiction, Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range; California Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public land order. AGENCY: This order transfers administrative jurisdiction of 501.43 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 acres of public lands from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Navy for the realignment of the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range boundary in Riverside County, California. This transfer of administrative jurisdiction is directed by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. DATES: Effective Date: December 25, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John R. Kalish, Bureau of Land Management, Palm Springs South Coast Field Office, 1201 Bird Center Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262, 760–833–7100. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877–8339 to reach the above contact. 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 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, Public Law 113–66, directs the realignment of the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range boundary to include the lands described in this order. Order By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Public Law 113–66, 127 Stat. 1040, it is ordered as follows: 1. Subject to valid existing rights, the administrative jurisdiction of the following described public lands is hereby transferred from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of the Navy for the realignment of the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range boundary: San Bernardino Meridian, California T.7S., R.12E., Sec. 34, lots 10 thru 12; Sec. 35, lots 10 thru 13; Sec. 36, lot 9. T.7S., R.13E., Sec. 13, lots 6 and 8, and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 14, lots 5, 6, and 8, and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 22, lot 16; Sec. 31, lots 7, 14, 17, 20, and 24. T.7S., R.14E., Sec. 18, lots 4, 7, 10, 11, and 14; Sec. 19, lots 7, 16, and 18; Sec. 20, lots 5 and 9. T.7S., R.15E., Sec. 30, lot 7. T.8S., R.16E., Sec. 9, lots 3, 6, 9, and 12. The area described aggregates 501.43 acres. 2. The lands described above are to be administered as part of the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range in E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 247 / Thursday, December 24, 2015 / Notices compliance with sections 2922(a) and 2966(a)(3) of Public Law 113–66, on December 8, 2015, the Department of the Navy submitted its Notice of Intention to Relinquish the following described lands: accordance with the provisions in Public Law 113–66. Dated: December 21, 2015. Janice M. Schneider, Assistant Secretary—Land and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. 2015–32561 Filed 12–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [L19200000.AL0000.LRORB1518600.LLCAD 06000.15X; CACA–044081] Notice of Intention To Relinquish Lands Withdrawn for Military Purposes; California Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, the Department of the Navy has submitted a Notice of Intention to Relinquish 1,958.49 acres of lands in Riverside County, California, withdrawn from the public domain by the California Desert Protection Act of 1994. The lands were withdrawn for military purposes on behalf of the Department of the Navy for the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range. DATES: Effective Date: December 25, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John R. Kalish, Bureau of Land Management, Palm Springs South Coast Field Office, 1201 Bird Center Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262; 760–833–7100. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877–8339 to reach the above contact. 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: Section 2966(a)(3) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, Title XXIX of Public Law 113–66 (127 Stat. 1040), requires the Secretary of the Navy to relinquish approximately 2,000 acres of public land withdrawn for military use that is located immediately north of the Bradshaw Trail in Riverside County, California. Pursuant to Section 2922(c) of Public Law 113–66, the Secretary of the Interior is required to publish the Navy’s Notice of Intention to Relinquish the public lands withdrawn for military use under Title VIII of Public Law 103–433. In mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Dec 23, 2015 Jkt 238001 San Bernardino Meridian, California T.7S., R.12E., Sec. 34, lots 1 and 8. T.8S., R.12E., Sec. 2, lot 1; Sec. 4, lots 6, 7, and 10 thru 13; Sec. 6, lots 3 thru 5, and 18 thru 23. T.7S., R.13E., Sec. 22, lots 1, 2, 5 thru 8, 11, and 12; Sec. 28, lots 4, 5, 8, and 9; Sec. 32, lots 2 and 3. T.7S., R.14E., Sec. 20, lots 7 and 8; Sec. 26, lots 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 11; Sec. 28, lots 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 11, N1⁄2SE1⁄4, and N1⁄2SW1⁄4. T.7S., R.15E., Sec. 30, lots 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, and 18; Sec. 32, lots 1 thru 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, and 13; Sec. 33, lots 11, 14, 15, 19, 20, and 25, S1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, and E1⁄2NW1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 34, lots 1 thru 4, 6, and 7. T.8S., R.15E., Sec. 2, lots 1 thru 6, 8 thru 12, 14, 15, and N1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 12, lots 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 11. T.8S., R.16E., Sec. 8, lots 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, and SW1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 14, lots 1 and 2; Sec. 24, lots 1 and 2. T.8S., R.17E., Sec. 32, lots 1 thru 5, lots 7 thru 9, 11, and 12, and NW1⁄4SW1⁄4. T.9S., R.17E., Sec. 6, lots 3 thru 6 and lots 9 thru 16. The area described aggregates 1,958.49 acres. Pursuant to Public Law 113–66, the Department of the Navy is required to decontaminate the public lands being relinquished and returned to the Department of the Interior to be managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The decontamination process has been initiated and the Bureau of Land Management continues to coordinate with the Department of the Navy. It has been determined that the lands may be contaminated with unfired 50 caliber and 20 mm rounds of ammunitions in addition to larger unexploded ordnance. The overall average density of munitions or munitions debris on site appears to be less than 1 pound per acre. The lands have been entered into the Military Munitions Response Program which will further assess risks to the public and identify mitigation measures— protective measures such as increased signage and public education warning of PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80383 UXO dangers—that may be necessary. Restrictions on excavations may be put into place. The determination concerning the contaminated state of the land may be found at the Marine Corp Air Station Yuma Environmental Department Web site at http://www.mcasyuma environmental.com. This document is posted under the Documents tab. The URL for the document is http:// www.mcasyumaenvironmental.com/ docs/final_ecp_cmagr_outgrants_14_dec _2015_no_appendices.pdf. The withdrawal relinquishment notice will be processed in accordance with Public Law 113–66, Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, (43 U.S.C. 1714), and the Bureau of Land Management regulations set forth in 43 CFR part 2370. Alternatives to the relinquishment may be considered as stated under Section 2922(d)(2) of Public Law 113–66. Dated: December 21, 2015. Janice M. Schneider, Assistant Secretary—Land and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. 2015–32563 Filed 12–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRNHL–19864; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000] National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before November 21, 2015, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. DATES: Comments should be submitted by January 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent via U.S. Postal Service to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C St. NW., MS 2280, Washington, DC 20240; by all other carriers, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1201 Eye St. NW., 8th floor, Washington, DC 20005; or by fax, 202–371–6447. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The properties listed in this notice are being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. Nominations for their SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 247 (Thursday, December 24, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 80382-80383]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-32561]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Public Land Order No. 7846; Transfer of Administrative 
Jurisdiction, Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range; California

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Public land order.

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SUMMARY: This order transfers administrative jurisdiction of 501.43 
acres of public lands from the Secretary of the Interior to the 
Secretary of Navy for the realignment of the Chocolate Mountain Aerial 
Gunnery Range boundary in Riverside County, California. This transfer 
of administrative jurisdiction is directed by the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.

DATES: Effective Date: December 25, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John R. Kalish, Bureau of Land 
Management, Palm Springs South Coast Field Office, 1201 Bird Center 
Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262, 760-833-7100. Persons who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877-8339 to reach the above 
contact. 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 National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2014, Public Law 113-66, directs the realignment of the 
Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range boundary to include the lands 
described in this order.

Order

    By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior 
by Public Law 113-66, 127 Stat. 1040, it is ordered as follows:
    1. Subject to valid existing rights, the administrative 
jurisdiction of the following described public lands is hereby 
transferred from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of the 
Navy for the realignment of the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range 
boundary:

San Bernardino Meridian, California

T.7S., R.12E.,
    Sec. 34, lots 10 thru 12;
    Sec. 35, lots 10 thru 13;
    Sec. 36, lot 9.
T.7S., R.13E.,
    Sec. 13, lots 6 and 8, and SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 14, lots 5, 6, and 8, and SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 22, lot 16;
    Sec. 31, lots 7, 14, 17, 20, and 24.
T.7S., R.14E.,
    Sec. 18, lots 4, 7, 10, 11, and 14;
    Sec. 19, lots 7, 16, and 18;
    Sec. 20, lots 5 and 9.
T.7S., R.15E.,
    Sec. 30, lot 7.
T.8S., R.16E.,
    Sec. 9, lots 3, 6, 9, and 12.

    The area described aggregates 501.43 acres.

    2. The lands described above are to be administered as part of the 
Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range in

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accordance with the provisions in Public Law 113-66.

    Dated: December 21, 2015.
Janice M. Schneider,
Assistant Secretary--Land and Minerals Management.
[FR Doc. 2015-32561 Filed 12-23-15; 8:45 am]
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