Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Notice of Public Meeting; California, 81798-81801 [2016-27869]

Download as PDF 81798 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 223 / Friday, November 18, 2016 / Notices control. The Council is co-chaired by the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Secretary of Commerce. The duty of the Council is to provide national leadership regarding invasive species issues. Purpose of Meeting: To convene the full ISAC and to provide expert input and recommendations to NISC federal agencies and their partners on invasive species matters of national importance. While in session, ISAC will continue work on NISC priority initiatives through subcommittees (task teams) focused on: (a) Strengthening Federal/ State coordination; (b) strengthening Federal/Tribal coordination; (c) identifying risks and opportunities for the application of advanced biotechnologies for the eradication or control of invasive species; (d) compiling case studies of invasive species that impact infrastructure; and, (e) compiling case studies of invasive species that impact wildlife health. Two additional task teams will be tentatively instituted to explore managed relocation policy and practice from an invasive species perspective, as well as the movement of watercraft. The meeting agenda is available on the NISC Web site at http://www.invasivespecies.gov. Supplemental reference materials will be posted on or about Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Meeting of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee: Tuesday, December 6, 2016: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, December 7, 2016: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, December 8, 2016; 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. DATES: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian, 4th and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20560. The general session will be held in the Conference Center (4th Floor). Note: All meeting participants and interested members of the public must register their attendance online at https://goo.gl/ forms/K1kYHgeuqf15zAik2. Attendees must pass through security screening upon entering the facility. ADDRESSES: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Brantley, National Invasive Species Council Program Specialist and ISAC Coordinator, Phone: (202) 208– 4122; Fax: (202) 208–4118, email: Kelsey_Brantley@ios.doi.gov. Dated: November 14, 2016. Jamie K. Reaser, Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council (NISC) Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2016–27704 Filed 11–17–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4334–63–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Nov 17, 2016 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLOR957000–L63100000–BJ0000– 17XL1109AF: HAG 17–0034] Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/ Washington AGENCY: identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Mary J.M. Hartel, Chief Cadastral Surveyor of Oregon/ Washington. [FR Doc. 2016–27763 Filed 11–17–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice. ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 days from the date of this publication. Bureau of Land Management SUMMARY: Willamette Meridian, Oregon Tps. 23 & 24 S., R. 1 W., accepted October 14, 2016. A copy of the plats may be obtained from the Public Room at the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office, 1220 SW. 3rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204, upon required payment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kyle Hensley, (503) 808–6124, Branch of Geographic Sciences, Bureau of Land Management, 1220 SW. 3rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The service 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: A person or party who wishes to protest against this survey must file a written notice with the Oregon State Director, Bureau of Land Management, stating that they wish to protest. A statement of reasons for a protest may be filed with the notice of protest and must be filed with the Oregon State Director within thirty days after the protest is filed. If a protest against the survey is received prior to the date of official filing, the filing will be stayed pending consideration of the protest. A plat will not be officially filed until the day after all protests have been dismissed or otherwise resolved. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personally identifying information— may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personally ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [LLCA930000.L19200000.ET0000.XXX. LRORBX619600] Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Notice of Public Meeting; California Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: On behalf of the National Park Service (NPS) and subject to valid existing rights, the Secretary of the Interior proposes to withdraw approximately 22,462 acres of public lands for 20 years from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; from location, entry, and patent under the United States mining laws; and from disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral and geothermal leasing, and mineral materials, and all amendments thereto and to transfer administrative jurisdiction over such lands from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to the NPS for administration as part of Joshua Tree National Park (JTNP). This notice temporarily segregates the lands for up to 2 years, gives the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed withdrawal application, and announces the date and time of a public meeting. DATES: Comments must be received by February 16, 2017. A public meeting on the proposed withdrawal will be held on January 18, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at UC Riverside Palm Desert, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, California 92211. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the Superintendent, Joshua Tree National Park, 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, California 92277. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Smith, Superintendent, Joshua Tree National Park, 760–367–5502 or Doug Herrema, Field Manager, Bureau of Land Management, Palm Springs South Coast Field Office, 760–833– 7100. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 223 / Friday, November 18, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Service at 800–877–8339 to contact either of the above individuals. The Service is available 24 hours a day, 7days 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: The applicant is the NPS and its petition/ application requests that the Secretary of the Interior: (i) Withdraw, subject to valid existing rights, the following public lands adjacent to JTNP from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; from location, entry, and patent under the United States mining laws; and from disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral and geothermal leasing, and mineral materials, and all amendments thereto; and, (ii) transfer jurisdiction over such lands to the NPS for administration as part of JTNP. All that land situated within the Eagle Mountain Area Segregation boundary, located in Townships 3 and 4 South, Ranges 13, 14, and 15 East, San Bernardino Meridian, Riverside County, California; said boundary more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the corner of sections 16, 17, 20, and 21 in T. 3 S., R. 15 E., San Bernardino Meridian, on the Joshua Tree National Park Boundary; Thence, westerly on the line between sections 17 and 20, coincident with said Park boundary, to the 1⁄4 section corner of sections 17 and 20, said corner being the Point Of Beginning; Thence, leaving said Park boundary, southerly on the north-south centerline of section 20, to the center 1⁄4 section corner; Thence, westerly on the east-west centerline of section 20, to the 1⁄4 section corner of sections 19 and 20; Thence, southerly on the line between sections 19 and 20, to the corner of sections 19, 20, 29 and 30; Thence, westerly on the line between sections 19 and 30, to the 1⁄4 section corner of sections 19 and 30; Thence, southerly on the north-south centerline of section 30, to the center 1⁄4 section corner; Thence, westerly on the east-west centerline of section 30, to the center west 1/16 section corner; Thence, southerly on the north-south centerline of the southwest 1⁄4 of section 30, to the southwest 1/16 section corner; Thence, westerly on the east-west centerline of the southwest 1⁄4 of section 30, to the south 1/16 section corner of section 30 only, on the range line between Tp. 3 S., Rs. 14 and 15 E.; Thence, southerly on said range line, to the corner of sections 30 and 31 only, Tp. 3 S., R. 15 E.; Thence, along the following 19 courses as shown on the map recorded January 4, 1998 in Records of Survey, book 103, VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Nov 17, 2016 Jkt 241001 pages 76 thru 80, Riverside County, California: 1. North 89°56′01″ East on the line between sections 30 and 31, a distance of 1426.96 feet, to a 3⁄4″ rebar with a 2″ aluminum cap stamped ‘‘R.C.E. 30846’’, at the west 1/16 section corner of sections 30 and 31; 2. South 0°50′38″ West on the north-south centerline of the northwest 1⁄4 of section 31, a distance of 272.58 feet, to a 3⁄4″ rebar with a 2″ aluminum cap stamped ‘‘R.C.E. 30846’’; 3. South 82°58′51″ West, a distance of 162.64 feet, to a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T3S R15E AP8 S31 MWD 1991’’; 4. South 50°34′58″ East, a distance of 206.07 feet, to a 3⁄4″ rebar, with a 2″ aluminum cap, stamped ‘‘R.C.E. 30846’’, at the point of intersection with the north-south centerline of the northwest 1⁄4 of section 31; 5. South 0°50′38″ West on the north-south centerline of the northwest 1⁄4 of section 31, a distance of 906.11 feet, to a 3⁄4″ rebar, with a 2″ aluminum cap, stamped ‘‘R.C.E. 30846’’, at the northwest 1/16 section corner; 6. North 89°52′22″ East on the east-west centerline of the northwest 1⁄4 of section 31, a distance of 1112.67 feet, to a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T3S R15E S31 MWD N–N 1991’’; 7. South 50°35′17″ East, a distance of 501.65 feet, to a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T3S R15E AP4 S31 MWD 1991’’, being the beginning of a non-tangent curve concave easterly, having a radius of 825.0 feet, to which beginning of curve a radial line bears South 89°13′53″ West; 8. Southerly along said curve through a central angle of 3°58′07″, a distance of 57.14 feet, to a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T3S R15E AP3 S31 MWD 1991’’; 9. South 4°44′14″ East, a distance of 954.13 feet, to a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T3S R15E S31 MWD C–C 1991’’, at the point of intersection with the east-west centerline of section 31; 10. South 89°47′42″ West on the east-west centerline of section 31, a distance of 268.59 feet, to a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T3S R15E C 1⁄4 S31 1991’’, at the center 1⁄4 section corner; 11. Continuing South 89°47′42″ West on the east-west centerline of section 31, a distance of 666.27 feet, to a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T3S R15E S31 CEW 1/64 1991’’, at the center east west 1/64 section corner; 12. South 0°49′44″ West on the north-south centerline of the northeast 1⁄4 of the southwest 1⁄4 of section 31, a distance of 1329.96 feet, to a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap erroneously marked ‘‘T3S R15E S31 CE SE 1/64 1991’’, at the center east southwest 1/64 section corner; 13. North 89°45′56″ East on the east-west centerline of the southwest 1⁄4 of section PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 81799 31, a distance of 665.4 feet, to a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T3S R15E S 1/16 C–C S31 1991’’, at the center south 1/16 section corner; 14. North 89°44′23″ East on the east-west centerline of the southeast 1⁄4 of section 31, a distance of 398.72 feet, to a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T3S R15E MWD S–S S31 1991’’; 15. South 4°43′20″ East, a distance of 356.97 feet, to a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T3S R15E AP2 S31 MWD 1991’’; 16. South 12°45′10″ East, a distance of 892.3 feet, to a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T3S R15E AP1 S31 MWD 1991’’; 17. South 5°52′24″ East, crossing the township line between Tps. 3 and 4 S., R. 15 E., a distance of 2621.95 feet, to a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T4S R15E AP2 S6 MWD 1991’’ in section 6, Tp. 4 S., R. 15 E.; 18. South 2°12′31″ East, crossing the eastwest centerline of section 6, a distance of 1467.27 feet, to a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T4S R15E AP1 S6 MWD 1991’’; 19. South 14°34′05″ West, on the line between a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T4S R15E AP1 S6 MWD 1991’’ and a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T4S R15E AP3 S7 MWD 1991’’, a distance of 1292.87 feet, to a 3⁄4″ rebar, with a 2″ aluminum cap, stamped ‘‘R.C.E. 30846’’, at the point of intersection with the line between sections 6 and 7, from which a 2″ I.P. with partially illegible 2″ bronze tablet stamped ‘‘T4S R15E 1⁄4 S6 S7 L.S. 4339’’ bears North 88°38′08″ West a distance of 765.31 feet, and a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘E 1/ 16 S6 S7 1991’’ bears South 88°38′08″ East a distance of 555.26 feet; Thence, along the following 8 courses as shown on the map recorded January 20, 1994 in Records of Survey, book 95, pages 97 thru 105, Riverside County, California, having a new basis of bearing: 1. Continuing on the line between a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T4S R15E AP1 S6 MWD 1991’’ and a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T4S R15E AP3 S7 MWD 1991’’, South 14°09′14″ West, a distance of 392.44 feet, to the 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T4S R15E AP3 S7 MWD 1991’’; 2. South 17°42′07″ West, a distance of 2113.85 feet, to the point of intersection with the north-south centerline of section 7; 3. Continuing South 17°42′07″ West, a distance of 133.81 feet, to a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T4S R15E AP2 S7 MWD 1991’’; 4. South 0°37′28″ West, a distance of 1808.72 feet, to a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T4S R15E AP1 S7 MWD 1991’’; E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 81800 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 223 / Friday, November 18, 2016 / Notices 5. South 15°13′54″ West, a distance of 1078.45 feet, to a point of intersection with the line between sections 7 and 18, from which a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T4S R15E 1⁄4 S7 S18 1991’’ bears North 88°07′45″ East, a distance of 376.92 feet; 6. South 88°07′45″ West on the line between sections 7 and 18, a distance of 933.31 feet, to a 21⁄2″ diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T4S R15E W 1/16 S7 S18 1991’’, at the west 1/16 section corner of sections 7 and 18; 7. South 0°21’46’’ West a distance of 5204.46 feet, to a 2’’ I.P. with brass cap stamped ‘‘T4S MWD R15E W 1/16 S18 S19 1992 L.S. 5113’’, at the west 1/16 section corner of section 18 and partially unsurveyed section 19; 8. South 86°53’42’’ West on the line between section 18 and partially unsurveyed section 19, a distance of 1399.76 feet, to a 2’’ diameter iron post with a brass cap marked ‘‘T4S T4S R14E S13 S18 S19 R15E 1956’’, at the corner of section 18 and partially unsurveyed section 19 only, T. 4 S., R.15 E.; Thence, southerly on the range line between partially unsurveyed section 19 and unsurveyed section 24, T. 4 S., Rs. 14 and 15 E., to the 1⁄4 section corner of section 19 only, T. 4 S., R. 15 E.; Thence, southerly on said range line, to the south south 1/64 section corner of unsurveyed section 24 only, T. 4 S., R. 15 E.; Thence, westerly on the east-west centerline of the southeast 1⁄4 of the southeast 1⁄4 of unsurveyed section 24, to the center south southeast 1/64 section corner; Thence, southerly on the north-south centerline of the southeast 1⁄4 of unsurveyed section 24, to the east 1/16 section corner of unsurveyed sections 24 and 25; Thence, westerly on the line between unsurveyed sections 24 and 25, to a point of intersection with the boundary of Joshua Tree National Park; Thence, along the following 12 courses coincident with the Joshua Tree National Park boundary as specified in the final legal description of said National Park dated July 18, 1996: 1. Northwesterly, through unsurveyed section 24, to the corner of unsurveyed sections 13, 14, 23 and 24; 2. Northerly on the line between unsurveyed sections 13 and 14, to the corner of sections 11 and 12 and unsurveyed sections 13 and 14; 3. Westerly on the line between section 11 and unsurveyed section 14, to the corner of section 11 and unsurveyed sections 10, 14 and 15; 4. Northwesterly, through unsurveyed section 10, to the corner of unsurveyed sections 3, 4, 9 and 10; 5. Westerly on the line between unsurveyed sections 4 and 9, 5 and 8, and 6 and 7, Tp. 4 S., R. 14 E., and between unsurveyed sections 1 and 12 and 2 and 11, Tp. 4 S., R. 13 E., to the corner of unsurveyed sections 2, 3, 10, and 11; VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Nov 17, 2016 Jkt 241001 7. Northwesterly, through unsurveyed section 3, to the 1⁄4 section corner of unsurveyed sections 3 and 4; 8. Northerly between unsurveyed sections 3 and 4, T. 4 S., R. 13 E., and unsurveyed sections 33 and 34, T. 3 S., R. 13 E. to a point parallel with and 30 feet northerly of the centerline of Black Eagle Mine Road; 9. Westerly, changing to northerly, parallel with and 30 feet northerly, changing to easterly, of the centerline of said road following the northern fork towards Mystery Mine, the fork of these roads occurs very close to the section line between unsurveyed sections 33 and 34, to the intersection with the line between unsurveyed sections 16 and 21 on the old Joshua Tree National Monument boundary; 10. Easterly along the Old Joshua Tree National Monument boundary as depicted on the 1977 survey maps 156– 41035A between unsurveyed sections 16 and 21, 15 and 22, 14 and 23, and 13 and 24, T. 3 S., R. 13 E., and between section 18 and unsurveyed section 19, section 20 and unsurveyed section 17, unsurveyed sections 16 and 21, 15 and 22, 14 and 23, and 13 and 24, T. 3 S., R. 14 E., to the corner of unsurveyed sections 13 and 24 only; 11. Northerly between section 19, T. 3 S., R. 15 E., and unsurveyed section 13, T. 3 S., R. 14 E., to the corner of section 19 and unsurveyed section 18 only; 12. Easterly between section 19 and unsurveyed section 18 and between sections 17 and 20, T. 3 S., R. 15 E., to the 1⁄4 section corner of sections 17 and 20, said corner being the Point Of Beginning. Excepting therefrom all privately owned or state school lands with the lands described above. Said excepted parcels encompass 5,566 acres, more or less. Also excepting therefrom all the land situated within the project boundary of FERC Project No. 13123 as described in Figure G–1- entitled ‘‘Exhibit G-Project Boundary FERC Project No. 13123, Sheet 1, Eagle Mountain Pumped Storage, Eagle Mountain, California, Eagle Crest Energy Company,’’ dated August 2014 within the sections described below: T. 3 S., R. 14 E., Sections 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 T. 3 S., R. 15 E., Section 31 T. 4 S., R. 14 E., Sections 1, 2, 4, 11, 12 T. 4 S., R. 15 E., Section 6, 7, 18 Said excepted parcels encompass 627 acres, more or less. The area described above contains approximately 22,462 acres in Riverside County. Records and maps relating to this application can be examined by interested parties at the following PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 locations: NPS, Pacific West Region, 333 Bush Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, California 94104, and BLM, Palm Springs South Coast Field Office, 1201 Bird Center Drive, Palm Springs, California 92262. The Deputy Secretary of the Interior approved the NPS’s petition/application to withdraw the above-described lands. The Deputy Secretary’s approval of the application constitutes his proposal to withdraw the subject lands and transfer administrative jurisdiction over them to the NPS for inclusion in and management as part of JTNP. The purpose of the proposed withdrawal is to transfer administrative jurisdiction of the described public lands from the BLM to the NPS for administration as part of JTNP. These lands were included within the original boundary of the JTNM in 1936, but were removed from the JTNM in 1950 for iron ore development. Most of the lands within the proposed withdrawal boundary are untrammeled and retain the characteristics that led to their inclusion in the original boundary of the former JTNM. In particular, the area contains valuable habitat for desert species, including important habitat linkages for bighorn sheep, and provides landscape scale conservation opportunities. If transferred, the lands would be included in an expanded national park boundary and administered as part of the JTNP in accordance with the NPS Organic Act and other applicable laws. The Secretary is authorized by 54 U.S.C. 100506(c)(1)(B) to acquire lands adjacent to units of the NPS by transfer from another Federal agency and to expand the park boundary accordingly. The NPS is preparing a boundary study for JTNP that is related to the proposed withdrawal. The boundary study will explore whether it would be appropriate and feasible to transfer the segregated lands to JTNP and manage them for national park purposes. As part of that process, the NPS is preparing an environmental assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act that will serve as the environmental analysis of boundary alternatives and the proposed withdrawal. The NPS will coordinate public involvement in the boundary study process with public involvement in the proposed withdrawal process to the extent feasible. The use of a right-of-way, interagency, or cooperative agreement, or surface management by the BLM instead of withdrawal may not adequately constrain nondiscretionary uses which could result in permanent loss of significant values and irreplaceable E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 223 / Friday, November 18, 2016 / Notices resources at the site. They also would not transfer jurisdiction over the lands to the NPS for administration as part of JTNP. Licenses, permits, cooperative agreements, or other discretionary land use authorizations may be allowed with the approval of an authorized officer of the BLM during the temporary segregative period, after coordination with the NPS. The lands included within FERC Project No. 13123, which is licensed by FERC, are not proposed for withdrawal and the Department does not intend to include any additional lands ultimately included in the associated BLM right-of-way in the final withdrawal, if approved. Subject to analysis under the NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., the NPS is not aware of any alternatives that would provide protection of the cultural, natural, and scenic resources, and values fundamental to the established purpose of JTNP. At this time, the uses contemplated by the NPS would not require water to fulfill the purposes of the requested withdrawal action. Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review on the following Web site http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/eaglemountain. 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. Notice is hereby given that a public meeting will be held in connection with the proposed withdrawal at the time and location indicated in the DATES section above. A notice about this public meeting will also be published in a local newspaper at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the meeting. Records relating to the application may be examined by contacting JTNP park superintendent David Smith at 760–367–5502 or BLM Field Manager at 760–833–7100. For a period until February 16, 2017, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the proposed withdrawal may present their views in writing to the JTNP Superintendent or the BLM Field Manager at the ADDRESSES noted above. For a period until November 19, 2018, the lands described in this notice will be segregated from all forms of entry, VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Nov 17, 2016 Jkt 241001 appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; from location, entry, and patent under the United States mining laws; and from disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral and geothermal leasing, and mineral materials, and all amendments thereto, unless the application is denied or canceled or the withdrawal is approved prior to that date. The 2 years also allows time for the NPS to conduct the necessary analyses under FLPMA, the statutes pertaining to the NPS, and the NEPA. It is intended that these analyses will support a final decision on whether to expand the park boundary to complete the proposed withdrawal and to modify accordingly the boundary of JTNP. The application will be processed in accordance with the regulations set forth in 43 CFR part 2300. Jerome E. Perez, State Director, Bureau of Land Management, California. [FR Doc. 2016–27869 Filed 11–17–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLES964000.L54100000.FR0000] Notice of Realty Action: Application for Conveyance of Federally Owned Mineral Interests in Lee County, FL Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is processing an application under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), to convey the undivided phosphate mineral interest owned by the United States in 160 acres located in Lee County, Florida, to the surface owner, Stonewater II, LLC, a Michigan Limited Liability Company. The fair market value of the phosphate mineral interest has been determined to be $4,000. DATES: Interested persons may submit written comments to the BLM at the address listed below. Comments must be received no later than January 3, 2017. ADDRESSES: Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States State Office, 20 M Street SE., Suite 950, Washington, DC 20003. Detailed information concerning this action is available for review at this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Johnson, Land Law Examiner, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 81801 by telephone at 202–912–7737 or by email at c35johns@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individuals during normal business hours. The Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question for the above individuals. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Stonewater II, LLC, the surface owner, has applied to purchase the undivided federally owned phosphate mineral interest located in Lee County, Florida, in a parcel described as follows: Tallahassee Meridian, Florida T. 44 S., R. 23 E., sec. 10, NE1⁄4. The area described contains 160 acres. As required under Section 209(3)(i) of FLPMA, the applicant deposited a sum of money determined sufficient to cover administrative costs, including, but not limited to, the cost for the Mineral Potential Report. The objective of Section 209 is to allow consolidation of the surface and mineral interests when either one of the following conditions exists: (1) There are no known mineral values in the land; or (2) Where continued Federal ownership of the mineral interests interferes with or precludes appropriate non-mineral development and such development is a more beneficial use of the land than mineral development. Stonewater II, LLC, a Michigan Limited Liability Company, the surface owner, filed an application for the conveyance of federally owned phosphate mineral interests in the above-described tract of land, subject to valid existing rights. On November 18, 2016 the federally owned mineral interests in the lands described above are hereby segregated from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, while the application is being processed to determine if either one of the two specified conditions exists and, if so, to otherwise comply with the procedural requirements of 43 CFR part 2720. The segregation shall terminate: (1) Upon issuance of a patent or other document of conveyance as to such mineral interests; (2) upon final rejection of the application; or (3) on November 19, 2018, whichever occurs first. Please submit all comments in writing to the address listed above. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Notice of Public Meeting; 
California

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On behalf of the National Park Service (NPS) and subject to 
valid existing rights, the Secretary of the Interior proposes to 
withdraw approximately 22,462 acres of public lands for 20 years from 
all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land 
laws; from location, entry, and patent under the United States mining 
laws; and from disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral and 
geothermal leasing, and mineral materials, and all amendments thereto 
and to transfer administrative jurisdiction over such lands from the 
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to the NPS for administration as part 
of Joshua Tree National Park (JTNP). This notice temporarily segregates 
the lands for up to 2 years, gives the public an opportunity to comment 
on the proposed withdrawal application, and announces the date and time 
of a public meeting.

DATES: Comments must be received by February 16, 2017. A public meeting 
on the proposed withdrawal will be held on January 18, 2017 from 6:00 
to 9:00 p.m. at UC Riverside Palm Desert, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, 
Palm Desert, California 92211.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the Superintendent, Joshua Tree 
National Park, 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, California 
92277.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Smith, Superintendent, Joshua 
Tree National Park, 760-367-5502 or Doug Herrema, Field Manager, Bureau 
of Land Management, Palm Springs South Coast Field Office, 760-833-
7100. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Relay

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Service at 800-877-8339 to contact either of the above individuals. The 
Service 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: The applicant is the NPS and its petition/
application requests that the Secretary of the Interior: (i) Withdraw, 
subject to valid existing rights, the following public lands adjacent 
to JTNP from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the 
public land laws; from location, entry, and patent under the United 
States mining laws; and from disposition under all laws pertaining to 
mineral and geothermal leasing, and mineral materials, and all 
amendments thereto; and, (ii) transfer jurisdiction over such lands to 
the NPS for administration as part of JTNP.
    All that land situated within the Eagle Mountain Area Segregation 
boundary, located in Townships 3 and 4 South, Ranges 13, 14, and 15 
East, San Bernardino Meridian, Riverside County, California; said 
boundary more particularly described as follows:

Commencing at the corner of sections 16, 17, 20, and 21 in T. 3 S., 
R. 15 E., San Bernardino Meridian, on the Joshua Tree National Park 
Boundary;
Thence, westerly on the line between sections 17 and 20, coincident 
with said Park boundary, to the \1/4\ section corner of sections 17 
and 20, said corner being the Point Of Beginning;
Thence, leaving said Park boundary, southerly on the north-south 
centerline of section 20, to the center \1/4\ section corner;
Thence, westerly on the east-west centerline of section 20, to the 
\1/4\ section corner of sections 19 and 20;
Thence, southerly on the line between sections 19 and 20, to the 
corner of sections 19, 20, 29 and 30;
Thence, westerly on the line between sections 19 and 30, to the \1/
4\ section corner of sections 19 and 30;
Thence, southerly on the north-south centerline of section 30, to 
the center \1/4\ section corner;
Thence, westerly on the east-west centerline of section 30, to the 
center west 1/16 section corner;
Thence, southerly on the north-south centerline of the southwest \1/
4\ of section 30, to the southwest 1/16 section corner;
Thence, westerly on the east-west centerline of the southwest \1/4\ 
of section 30, to the south 1/16 section corner of section 30 only, 
on the range line between Tp. 3 S., Rs. 14 and 15 E.;
Thence, southerly on said range line, to the corner of sections 30 
and 31 only, Tp. 3 S., R. 15 E.;
Thence, along the following 19 courses as shown on the map recorded 
January 4, 1998 in Records of Survey, book 103, pages 76 thru 80, 
Riverside County, California:
    1. North 89[deg]56'01'' East on the line between sections 30 and 
31, a distance of 1426.96 feet, to a \3/4\'' rebar with a 2'' 
aluminum cap stamped ``R.C.E. 30846'', at the west 1/16 section 
corner of sections 30 and 31;
    2. South 0[deg]50'38'' West on the north-south centerline of the 
northwest \1/4\ of section 31, a distance of 272.58 feet, to a \3/
4\'' rebar with a 2'' aluminum cap stamped ``R.C.E. 30846'';
    3. South 82[deg]58'51'' West, a distance of 162.64 feet, to a 
2\1/2\'' diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ``T3S 
R15E AP8 S31 MWD 1991'';
    4. South 50[deg]34'58'' East, a distance of 206.07 feet, to a 
\3/4\'' rebar, with a 2'' aluminum cap, stamped ``R.C.E. 30846'', at 
the point of intersection with the north-south centerline of the 
northwest \1/4\ of section 31;
    5. South 0[deg]50'38'' West on the north-south centerline of the 
northwest \1/4\ of section 31, a distance of 906.11 feet, to a \3/
4\'' rebar, with a 2'' aluminum cap, stamped ``R.C.E. 30846'', at 
the northwest 1/16 section corner;
    6. North 89[deg]52'22'' East on the east-west centerline of the 
northwest \1/4\ of section 31, a distance of 1112.67 feet, to a 2\1/
2\'' diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ``T3S 
R15E S31 MWD N-N 1991'';
    7. South 50[deg]35'17'' East, a distance of 501.65 feet, to a 
2\1/2\'' diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ``T3S 
R15E AP4 S31 MWD 1991'', being the beginning of a non-tangent curve 
concave easterly, having a radius of 825.0 feet, to which beginning 
of curve a radial line bears South 89[deg]13'53'' West;
    8. Southerly along said curve through a central angle of 
3[deg]58'07'', a distance of 57.14 feet, to a 2\1/2\'' diameter 
stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ``T3S R15E AP3 S31 MWD 
1991'';
    9. South 4[deg]44'14'' East, a distance of 954.13 feet, to a 
2\1/2\'' diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ``T3S 
R15E S31 MWD C-C 1991'', at the point of intersection with the east-
west centerline of section 31;
    10. South 89[deg]47'42'' West on the east-west centerline of 
section 31, a distance of 268.59 feet, to a 2\1/2\'' diameter 
stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ``T3S R15E C \1/4\ S31 
1991'', at the center \1/4\ section corner;
    11. Continuing South 89[deg]47'42'' West on the east-west 
centerline of section 31, a distance of 666.27 feet, to a 2\1/2\'' 
diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ``T3S R15E S31 
CEW 1/64 1991'', at the center east west 1/64 section corner;
    12. South 0[deg]49'44'' West on the north-south centerline of 
the northeast \1/4\ of the southwest \1/4\ of section 31, a distance 
of 1329.96 feet, to a 2\1/2\'' diameter stainless steel post with a 
brass cap erroneously marked ``T3S R15E S31 CE SE 1/64 1991'', at 
the center east southwest 1/64 section corner;
    13. North 89[deg]45'56'' East on the east-west centerline of the 
southwest \1/4\ of section 31, a distance of 665.4 feet, to a 2\1/
2\'' diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ``T3S 
R15E S 1/16 C-C S31 1991'', at the center south 1/16 section corner;
    14. North 89[deg]44'23'' East on the east-west centerline of the 
southeast \1/4\ of section 31, a distance of 398.72 feet, to a 2\1/
2\'' diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ``T3S 
R15E MWD S-S S31 1991'';
    15. South 4[deg]43'20'' East, a distance of 356.97 feet, to a 
2\1/2\'' diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ``T3S 
R15E AP2 S31 MWD 1991'';
    16. South 12[deg]45'10'' East, a distance of 892.3 feet, to a 
2\1/2\'' diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ``T3S 
R15E AP1 S31 MWD 1991'';
    17. South 5[deg]52'24'' East, crossing the township line between 
Tps. 3 and 4 S., R. 15 E., a distance of 2621.95 feet, to a 2\1/2\'' 
diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ``T4S R15E AP2 
S6 MWD 1991'' in section 6, Tp. 4 S., R. 15 E.;
    18. South 2[deg]12'31'' East, crossing the east-west centerline 
of section 6, a distance of 1467.27 feet, to a 2\1/2\'' diameter 
stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ``T4S R15E AP1 S6 MWD 
1991'';
    19. South 14[deg]34'05'' West, on the line between a 2\1/2\'' 
diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ``T4S R15E AP1 
S6 MWD 1991'' and a 2\1/2\'' diameter stainless steel post with a 
brass cap marked ``T4S R15E AP3 S7 MWD 1991'', a distance of 1292.87 
feet, to a \3/4\'' rebar, with a 2'' aluminum cap, stamped ``R.C.E. 
30846'', at the point of intersection with the line between sections 
6 and 7, from which a 2'' I.P. with partially illegible 2'' bronze 
tablet stamped ``T4S R15E \1/4\ S6 S7 L.S. 4339'' bears North 
88[deg]38'08'' West a distance of 765.31 feet, and a 2\1/2\'' 
diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ``E 1/16 S6 S7 
1991'' bears South 88[deg]38'08'' East a distance of 555.26 feet;
    Thence, along the following 8 courses as shown on the map 
recorded January 20, 1994 in Records of Survey, book 95, pages 97 
thru 105, Riverside County, California, having a new basis of 
bearing:
    1. Continuing on the line between a 2\1/2\'' diameter stainless 
steel post with a brass cap marked ``T4S R15E AP1 S6 MWD 1991'' and 
a 2\1/2\'' diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked 
``T4S R15E AP3 S7 MWD 1991'', South 14[deg]09'14'' West, a distance 
of 392.44 feet, to the 2\1/2\'' diameter stainless steel post with a 
brass cap marked ``T4S R15E AP3 S7 MWD 1991'';
    2. South 17[deg]42'07'' West, a distance of 2113.85 feet, to the 
point of intersection with the north-south centerline of section 7;
    3. Continuing South 17[deg]42'07'' West, a distance of 133.81 
feet, to a 2\1/2\'' diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap 
marked ``T4S R15E AP2 S7 MWD 1991'';
    4. South 0[deg]37'28'' West, a distance of 1808.72 feet, to a 
2\1/2\'' diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap marked ``T4S 
R15E AP1 S7 MWD 1991'';

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    5. South 15[deg]13'54'' West, a distance of 1078.45 feet, to a 
point of intersection with the line between sections 7 and 18, from 
which a 2\1/2\'' diameter stainless steel post with a brass cap 
marked ``T4S R15E \1/4\ S7 S18 1991'' bears North 88[deg]07'45'' 
East, a distance of 376.92 feet;
    6. South 88[deg]07'45'' West on the line between sections 7 and 
18, a distance of 933.31 feet, to a 2\1/2\'' diameter stainless 
steel post with a brass cap marked ``T4S R15E W 1/16 S7 S18 1991'', 
at the west 1/16 section corner of sections 7 and 18;
    7. South 0[deg]21'46'' West a distance of 5204.46 feet, to a 2'' 
I.P. with brass cap stamped ``T4S MWD R15E W 1/16 S18 S19 1992 L.S. 
5113'', at the west 1/16 section corner of section 18 and partially 
unsurveyed section 19;
    8. South 86[deg]53'42'' West on the line between section 18 and 
partially unsurveyed section 19, a distance of 1399.76 feet, to a 
2'' diameter iron post with a brass cap marked ``T4S T4S R14E S13 
S18 S19 R15E 1956'', at the corner of section 18 and partially 
unsurveyed section 19 only, T. 4 S., R.15 E.;
Thence, southerly on the range line between partially unsurveyed 
section 19 and unsurveyed section 24, T. 4 S., Rs. 14 and 15 E., to 
the \1/4\ section corner of section 19 only, T. 4 S., R. 15 E.;
Thence, southerly on said range line, to the south south 1/64 
section corner of unsurveyed section 24 only, T. 4 S., R. 15 E.;
Thence, westerly on the east-west centerline of the southeast \1/4\ 
of the southeast \1/4\ of unsurveyed section 24, to the center south 
southeast 1/64 section corner;
Thence, southerly on the north-south centerline of the southeast \1/
4\ of unsurveyed section 24, to the east 1/16 section corner of 
unsurveyed sections 24 and 25;
Thence, westerly on the line between unsurveyed sections 24 and 25, 
to a point of intersection with the boundary of Joshua Tree National 
Park;
Thence, along the following 12 courses coincident with the Joshua 
Tree National Park boundary as specified in the final legal 
description of said National Park dated July 18, 1996:
    1. Northwesterly, through unsurveyed section 24, to the corner 
of unsurveyed sections 13, 14, 23 and 24;
    2. Northerly on the line between unsurveyed sections 13 and 14, 
to the corner of sections 11 and 12 and unsurveyed sections 13 and 
14;
    3. Westerly on the line between section 11 and unsurveyed 
section 14, to the corner of section 11 and unsurveyed sections 10, 
14 and 15;
    4. Northwesterly, through unsurveyed section 10, to the corner 
of unsurveyed sections 3, 4, 9 and 10;
    5. Westerly on the line between unsurveyed sections 4 and 9, 5 
and 8, and 6 and 7, Tp. 4 S., R. 14 E., and between unsurveyed 
sections 1 and 12 and 2 and 11, Tp. 4 S., R. 13 E., to the corner of 
unsurveyed sections 2, 3, 10, and 11;
    7. Northwesterly, through unsurveyed section 3, to the \1/4\ 
section corner of unsurveyed sections 3 and 4;
    8. Northerly between unsurveyed sections 3 and 4, T. 4 S., R. 13 
E., and unsurveyed sections 33 and 34, T. 3 S., R. 13 E. to a point 
parallel with and 30 feet northerly of the centerline of Black Eagle 
Mine Road;
    9. Westerly, changing to northerly, parallel with and 30 feet 
northerly, changing to easterly, of the centerline of said road 
following the northern fork towards Mystery Mine, the fork of these 
roads occurs very close to the section line between unsurveyed 
sections 33 and 34, to the intersection with the line between 
unsurveyed sections 16 and 21 on the old Joshua Tree National 
Monument boundary;
    10. Easterly along the Old Joshua Tree National Monument 
boundary as depicted on the 1977 survey maps 156-41035A between 
unsurveyed sections 16 and 21, 15 and 22, 14 and 23, and 13 and 24, 
T. 3 S., R. 13 E., and between section 18 and unsurveyed section 19, 
section 20 and unsurveyed section 17, unsurveyed sections 16 and 21, 
15 and 22, 14 and 23, and 13 and 24, T. 3 S., R. 14 E., to the 
corner of unsurveyed sections 13 and 24 only;
    11. Northerly between section 19, T. 3 S., R. 15 E., and 
unsurveyed section 13, T. 3 S., R. 14 E., to the corner of section 
19 and unsurveyed section 18 only;
    12. Easterly between section 19 and unsurveyed section 18 and 
between sections 17 and 20, T. 3 S., R. 15 E., to the \1/4\ section 
corner of sections 17 and 20, said corner being the Point Of 
Beginning.

    Excepting therefrom all privately owned or state school lands with 
the lands described above.
    Said excepted parcels encompass 5,566 acres, more or less.
    Also excepting therefrom all the land situated within the project 
boundary of FERC Project No. 13123 as described in Figure G-1- entitled 
``Exhibit G-Project Boundary FERC Project No. 13123, Sheet 1, Eagle 
Mountain Pumped Storage, Eagle Mountain, California, Eagle Crest Energy 
Company,'' dated August 2014 within the sections described below:

T. 3 S., R. 14 E.,
    Sections 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36
T. 3 S., R. 15 E.,
    Section 31
T. 4 S., R. 14 E.,
    Sections 1, 2, 4, 11, 12
T. 4 S., R. 15 E.,
    Section 6, 7, 18

    Said excepted parcels encompass 627 acres, more or less.
    The area described above contains approximately 22,462 acres in 
Riverside County. Records and maps relating to this application can be 
examined by interested parties at the following locations: NPS, Pacific 
West Region, 333 Bush Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, California 
94104, and BLM, Palm Springs South Coast Field Office, 1201 Bird Center 
Drive, Palm Springs, California 92262.
    The Deputy Secretary of the Interior approved the NPS's petition/
application to withdraw the above-described lands. The Deputy 
Secretary's approval of the application constitutes his proposal to 
withdraw the subject lands and transfer administrative jurisdiction 
over them to the NPS for inclusion in and management as part of JTNP.
    The purpose of the proposed withdrawal is to transfer 
administrative jurisdiction of the described public lands from the BLM 
to the NPS for administration as part of JTNP. These lands were 
included within the original boundary of the JTNM in 1936, but were 
removed from the JTNM in 1950 for iron ore development. Most of the 
lands within the proposed withdrawal boundary are untrammeled and 
retain the characteristics that led to their inclusion in the original 
boundary of the former JTNM. In particular, the area contains valuable 
habitat for desert species, including important habitat linkages for 
bighorn sheep, and provides landscape scale conservation opportunities.
    If transferred, the lands would be included in an expanded national 
park boundary and administered as part of the JTNP in accordance with 
the NPS Organic Act and other applicable laws. The Secretary is 
authorized by 54 U.S.C. 100506(c)(1)(B) to acquire lands adjacent to 
units of the NPS by transfer from another Federal agency and to expand 
the park boundary accordingly.
    The NPS is preparing a boundary study for JTNP that is related to 
the proposed withdrawal. The boundary study will explore whether it 
would be appropriate and feasible to transfer the segregated lands to 
JTNP and manage them for national park purposes. As part of that 
process, the NPS is preparing an environmental assessment under the 
National Environmental Policy Act that will serve as the environmental 
analysis of boundary alternatives and the proposed withdrawal. The NPS 
will coordinate public involvement in the boundary study process with 
public involvement in the proposed withdrawal process to the extent 
feasible.
    The use of a right-of-way, interagency, or cooperative agreement, 
or surface management by the BLM instead of withdrawal may not 
adequately constrain nondiscretionary uses which could result in 
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resources at the site. They also would not transfer jurisdiction over 
the lands to the NPS for administration as part of JTNP.
    Licenses, permits, cooperative agreements, or other discretionary 
land use authorizations may be allowed with the approval of an 
authorized officer of the BLM during the temporary segregative period, 
after coordination with the NPS. The lands included within FERC Project 
No. 13123, which is licensed by FERC, are not proposed for withdrawal 
and the Department does not intend to include any additional lands 
ultimately included in the associated BLM right-of-way in the final 
withdrawal, if approved.
    Subject to analysis under the NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., the NPS 
is not aware of any alternatives that would provide protection of the 
cultural, natural, and scenic resources, and values fundamental to the 
established purpose of JTNP. At this time, the uses contemplated by the 
NPS would not require water to fulfill the purposes of the requested 
withdrawal action.
    Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will 
be available for public review on the following Web site http://parkplanning.nps.gov/eaglemountain. 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.
    Notice is hereby given that a public meeting will be held in 
connection with the proposed withdrawal at the time and location 
indicated in the DATES section above. A notice about this public 
meeting will also be published in a local newspaper at least 30 days 
before the scheduled date of the meeting.
    Records relating to the application may be examined by contacting 
JTNP park superintendent David Smith at 760-367-5502 or BLM Field 
Manager at 760-833-7100.
    For a period until February 16, 2017, all persons who wish to 
submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the 
proposed withdrawal may present their views in writing to the JTNP 
Superintendent or the BLM Field Manager at the ADDRESSES noted above.
    For a period until November 19, 2018, the lands described in this 
notice will be segregated from all forms of entry, appropriation, or 
disposal under the public land laws; from location, entry, and patent 
under the United States mining laws; and from disposition under all 
laws pertaining to mineral and geothermal leasing, and mineral 
materials, and all amendments thereto, unless the application is denied 
or canceled or the withdrawal is approved prior to that date. The 2 
years also allows time for the NPS to conduct the necessary analyses 
under FLPMA, the statutes pertaining to the NPS, and the NEPA. It is 
intended that these analyses will support a final decision on whether 
to expand the park boundary to complete the proposed withdrawal and to 
modify accordingly the boundary of JTNP.
    The application will be processed in accordance with the 
regulations set forth in 43 CFR part 2300.

Jerome E. Perez,
State Director, Bureau of Land Management, California.
[FR Doc. 2016-27869 Filed 11-17-16; 8:45 am]
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