Notice of Public Meeting for the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee, 90866 [2016-30111]

Download as PDF rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 90866 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 241 / Thursday, December 15, 2016 / Notices encompasses Federal- and Stateadministered lands as well as private lands. The BLM manages 486,400 surface acres of public lands in the planning area, as well as 461,000 acres of (sub surface) mineral estate. The State of Arizona manages 3,900 surface acres in the planning area, and the remaining 6,100 surface acres are privately owned land. The BLM has prepared the SDNM draft RMP amendment/draft EIS to address the management of recreational target shooting within the SDNM. The draft RMP amendment/draft EIS is needed to analyze recreational target shooting within the SDNM due to a ruling by the U.S. District Court-District of Arizona. The court vacated portions of the 2012 Record of Decision, approved RMP, and final EIS pertaining to the management of recreational target shooting throughout the SDNM and remanded the decision to the BLM for reconsideration. Pursuant to the court order, the BLM must complete the plan amendment by September 30, 2017. The formal public scoping process for the draft RMP amendment/draft EIS began on January 21, 2016, with the publication of a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register (81 FR 3463), and ended on March 21, 2016. The BLM held three public scoping meetings in February 2016. The BLM used public scoping comments to help identify planning issues that directed the formulation of alternatives and framed the scope of analysis in the draft RMP amendment/draft EIS. The BLM also used the scoping process to introduce the public to preliminary planning criteria, which set limits on the scope of the draft RMP amendment/draft EIS. Issues identified included, priority wildlife species and habitat, special status species, vegetation resources, lands with wilderness characteristics, designated wilderness, recreation, monument objects, hazardous materials, and public safety. The draft RMP amendment/draft EIS evaluates five alternatives in detail, including the No Action Alternative (Alternative A) and four action alternatives (Alternatives B, C, D and E). All alternatives provide for a hierarchy of mitigation that includes: 1) Avoiding impacts to the maximum extent compatible with the goals of the alternative; 2) Minimizing any impacts that are not avoided; and 3) Providing a range of responses commensurate to the level of unavoidable impacts. Alternative A, the No Action Alternative, provides that recreational target shooting on the SDNM will continue to be managed in accordance with the Lower Gila South RMP of 1988, VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:19 Dec 14, 2016 Jkt 241001 which does not include management restrictions on recreational target shooting. Under Alternative B, an area temporarily restricted from recreational target shooting, by order of the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (approximately 10,599 acres or 2.1 percent of the SDNM) would be permanently restricted from recreational target shooting. Alternative C would make recreational target shooting available in the Desert Back Country Recreational Management Zone (RMZ) only, resulting in approximately 54,817 acres, or 11 percent of the SDNM restricted from this activity. Under Alternative D, recreational target shooting would be available only outside of designated wilderness areas managed for wilderness characteristics and the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail (NHT) RMZ resulting in approximately 320,317 acres, or 66 percent of the SDNM restricted for this activity. Alternative E, would restrict recreational target shooting from occurring across the entire SDNM. Following the public comment period, comments will be used to prepare the proposed RMP amendment and final EIS. The BLM will respond to substantive comments by making appropriate revisions to the document, or by explaining why a comment did not warrant a change. 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. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10, 43 CFR 1610.2. Raymond Suazo, State Director. [FR Doc. 2016–30166 Filed 12–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–32–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLORW00000.L16100000.DF0000. LXSS1080000.16XL1109AF. HAG17–0045] Notice of Public Meeting for the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior ACTION: PO 00000 In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC) will meet as indicated below: SUMMARY: The MAC will hold a public meeting Monday, January 30th, 2017. The meeting will run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Lopez Library at 2225 Fisherman Bay Rd, Lopez Island, WA 98261. A public comment period will be available in the afternoon from noon until 1 p.m. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ` Marcia deChadenedes, San Juan Islands National Monument Manager, P.O. Box 3, 37 Washburn Ave., Suite 101, Lopez Island, Washington 98261, (360) 468– 3051, or mdechade@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 individual during normal business hours. This 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. The twelve member San Juan Islands MAC was chartered to provide information and advice regarding the development of the San Juan Islands National Monument’s RMP. Members represent an array of stakeholder interests in the land and resources from within the local area and statewide. All advisory committee meetings are open to the public. At noon members of the public will have the opportunity to make comments to the MAC during a one hour public comment period. Persons wishing to make comments during the public comment period should register in person with the BLM by 11 a.m. on the meeting day, at the meeting location. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment, the length of comments may be limited. The public may send written comments to the MAC at San Juan Islands National Monument, Attn. MAC, P.O. Box 3, 37 Washburn Ave., Suite 101, Lopez Island, Washington 98261. The BLM appreciates all comments. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dennis Strange, Spokane District Manager. [FR Doc. 2016–30111 Filed 12–14–16; 8:45 am] Notice of public meeting Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 BILLING CODE 4310–33–P E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 241 (Thursday, December 15, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Page 90866]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-30111]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLORW00000.L16100000.DF0000. LXSS1080000.16XL1109AF. HAG17-0045]


Notice of Public Meeting for the San Juan Islands National 
Monument Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior

ACTION: Notice of public meeting

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, and the U.S. Department 
of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the San Juan Islands 
National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC) will meet as indicated 
below:

DATES: The MAC will hold a public meeting Monday, January 30th, 2017. 
The meeting will run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be 
held at the Lopez Library at 2225 Fisherman Bay Rd, Lopez Island, WA 
98261. A public comment period will be available in the afternoon from 
noon until 1 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marcia deChaden[egrave]des, San Juan 
Islands National Monument Manager, P.O. Box 3, 37 Washburn Ave., Suite 
101, Lopez Island, Washington 98261, (360) 468-3051, or 
mdechade@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 individual during normal business hours. This 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: The twelve member San Juan Islands MAC was 
chartered to provide information and advice regarding the development 
of the San Juan Islands National Monument's RMP. Members represent an 
array of stakeholder interests in the land and resources from within 
the local area and statewide. All advisory committee meetings are open 
to the public. At noon members of the public will have the opportunity 
to make comments to the MAC during a one hour public comment period. 
Persons wishing to make comments during the public comment period 
should register in person with the BLM by 11 a.m. on the meeting day, 
at the meeting location. Depending on the number of persons wishing to 
comment, the length of comments may be limited. The public may send 
written comments to the MAC at San Juan Islands National Monument, 
Attn. MAC, P.O. Box 3, 37 Washburn Ave., Suite 101, Lopez Island, 
Washington 98261. The BLM appreciates all comments.

Dennis Strange,
Spokane District Manager.
[FR Doc. 2016-30111 Filed 12-14-16; 8:45 am]
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