Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision and the Approved Resource Management Plans for the Beaver Dam Wash and Red Cliffs National Conservation Areas; and Approved Amendment to the St. George Field Office Resource Management Plan in Washington County, Utah, 93707-93708 [2016-30755]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 245 / Wednesday, December 21, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Estimated Annual Burden Hours: We estimate 30 hours for the sighting report form, and 2 hours for the alert registration form; a total of 32 hours for the two forms. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: There are no ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection of information. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until the OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obliged to respond. Comments: On October 5, 2016, we published a Federal Register notice (81 FR 69074) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval and soliciting comments. The comment period closed on December 5, 2016. We received one comment. The commenter asked how the Department of the Interior (DOI) is coordinating with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to halt importation of invasive species that are currently represented in our NAS database. Our response indicated that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) under the DOI, and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) under the USDA are both authorized to regulate plant and animal species imported into and within the U.S. We provided Web site URLs for further reference to the agencies’ policies and prohibited species lists. III. Request for Comments We again invite comments concerning this ICR as to: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) how to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) how to minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including your personal mailing address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personally identifiable information, may be made publicly VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:38 Dec 20, 2016 Jkt 241001 available at any time. While you can ask us and the OMB in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. Kenneth Rice, Center Director, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. 2016–30697 Filed 12–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [17X L1109AF LLUTC03000. L16100000.DR0000.LXSS004J0000 24–1A] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision and the Approved Resource Management Plans for the Beaver Dam Wash and Red Cliffs National Conservation Areas; and Approved Amendment to the St. George Field Office Resource Management Plan in Washington County, Utah Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Records of Decision (RODs) and the Approved Resource Management Plans (RMPs) for the Beaver Dam Wash and Red Cliffs National Conservation Areas (NCA RMPs); and Approved Amendment to the St. George Field Office RMP (RMP Amendment) located in Washington County, Utah. The Utah State Director signed the RODs on December 21, 2016, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved NCA RMPs and RMP Amendment effective. ADDRESSES: Copies of the RODs and Approved NCA RMPs/RMP Amendment are available upon request from Interagency Public Information Center, 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, UT 84790, or via the Internet at http://bit.ly/ 2fhtN3P. Copies of the RODs and Approved NCA RMPs/RMP Amendment are available for public inspection at the BLM Utah State Office Public Room, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Rigtrup, RMP Planner, telephone 435–865–3000; address 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, UT 84790; email krigtrup@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 93707 (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FRS 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 NCA RMPs provide comprehensive management plans for the long-term conservation and management of the Beaver Dam Wash NCA (63,480 acres of public land) and the Red Cliffs NCA (44,859 acres of public land). The NCA RMPs prescribe appropriate uses and conservation measures and are consistent with the planning process and other provisions directed by the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111– 11, at Title 1, Subtitle O, hereinafter OPLMA). The need to amend the St. George Field Office RMP (approved in 1999) is also derived from OPLMA. Section 1977(b)(1) of OPLMA, directed the BLM to develop a comprehensive travel management plan for public lands in Washington County. The 1999 St. George Field Office RMP needed to be amended to modify certain existing offhighway vehicle (OHV) area designations (open, limited or closed) before this comprehensive travel management plan could be developed. The decisions contained in the Approved NCA RMPs and RMP Amendment do not apply to private and State lands within the boundaries of the NCAs or the St. George Field Office planning area. The Approved NCA RMPs and RMP Amendment were developed from the Proposed NCA RMPs and RMP Amendment that were released, along with the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), on September 2, 2016. The Proposed RMPs and RMP Amendment combined components of the four alternatives that were presented in the Draft NCA RMPs and RMP Amendment, and associated Draft EIS, released for public review on July 17, 2015. The NCA RMPs address the longterm management of public land resources and land uses, while fulfilling the conservation purpose of the NCAs for which the public lands received Congressional designation through OPLMA. There were 41 protests of the Proposed NCA RMPs and RMP Amendment. All valid protests were resolved during the BLM Director’s Plan Protest Resolution Process, prior to the signing of the RODs. The Governor’s Consistency Review, which also took place after the release of the proposed plans, identified three concerns. The E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 93708 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 245 / Wednesday, December 21, 2016 / Notices BLM provided the Utah Governor with a detailed response and made editorial modifications in preparing the Approved NCA RMPs and RMP Amendment to address issues raised by the Governor. The NCA RMPs are the culmination of a significant effort by the BLM and interested members of the public, community stakeholders, and other local, state and federal partners to provide long-term management direction for the first NCAs designated by Congress in Utah. Certain decisions in the Approved NCA RMPs are implementation decisions and are appealable to the Interior Board of Land Appeals. These implementation level decisions are noted in the RODs for the Beaver Dam Wash and Red Cliffs NCAs (under livestock grazing and recreation) and are appealable under 43 CFR part 4. Any party adversely affected by the implementation level decisions may appeal within 30 days of publication of this Notice of Availability in accordance with the provisions of 43 CFR, part 4, subpart E. The appeal should state the specific numbered decision and the rationale for the appeal. Within 30 days of the posting of this decision (‘‘date of service’’), a Notice of Appeal must be filed in writing to: State Director-BLM Utah State Office 440 West 200 South, Suite 500 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101– 1345. At the same time, a copy of the Notice of Appeal must also be sent to: Regional Solicitor—U.S. Department of the Interior, 6201 Federal Building, 1235 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138–1180. Please consult the appropriate regulations (43 CFR, part 4, subpart E) for further appeal requirements. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6. Edwin L. Roberson, State Director. [FR Doc. 2016–30755 Filed 12–20–16; 8:45 am] asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR83550000, 17XR0680A1, RX.31580001.0090104] Agency Information Collection; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection (OMB Control Number 1006–0005) Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: We, the Bureau of Reclamation, intend to submit a request for renewal of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) titled, Individual Landholder’s and Farm Operator’s Certification and Reporting Forms for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR part 428, OMB Control Number 1006–0005. DATES: Submit written comments on this information collection request on or before February 21, 2017. ADDRESSES: Send written comments or requests for copies of the proposed forms to Stephanie McPhee, Bureau of Reclamation, Office of Policy and Administration, 84–55000, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225–0007; or via email to smcphee@usbr.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie McPhee at (303) 445–2897. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This information collection is required under the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (RRA), Acreage Limitation Rules and Regulations, 43 CFR part 426, and Information Requirements for Certain Farm Operations In Excess of 960 Acres and the Eligibility of Certain Formerly Excess Land, 43 CFR part 428. This information collection requires certain landholders (direct or indirect landowners or lessees) and farm operators to complete forms demonstrating their compliance with the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law. The forms in this information collection are submitted to districts that use the information to establish each landholder’s status with respect to landownership limitations, full-cost Burden estimate per form (in minutes) Form No. Form 7–2180 ................................................................................................... Form 7–2180EZ ............................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:38 Dec 20, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 pricing thresholds, lease requirements, and other provisions of Federal reclamation law. In addition, forms are submitted by certain farm operators to provide information concerning the services they provide and the nature of their farm operating arrangements. All landholders whose entire westwide landholdings total 40 acres or less are exempt from the requirement to submit RRA forms. Landholders who are ‘‘qualified recipients’’ have RRA forms submittal thresholds of 80 acres or 240 acres depending on the district’s RRA forms submittal threshold category where the land is held. Only farm operators who provide multiple services to more than 960 acres held in trusts or by legal entities are required to submit forms. II. Changes to the RRA Forms and Their Instructions No changes have been made to the currently approved RRA forms and the corresponding instructions to generate the proposed RRA forms that will be effective in the 2018 water year. III. Data OMB Control Number: 1006–0005. Title: Individual Landholder’s and Farm Operator’s Certification and Reporting Forms for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR part 428. Form Number: Form 7–2180, Form 7– 2180EZ, Form 7–2181, Form 7–2184, Form 7–2190, Form 7–2190EZ, Form 7– 2191, Form 7–2194, Form 7–21TRUST, Form 7–21PE, Form 7–21PE–IND, Form 7–21FARMOP, Form 7–21VERIFY, Form 7–21FC, Form 7–21XS, Form 7– 21XSINAQ, Form 7–21CONT–I, Form 7–21CONT–L, Form 7–21CONT–O, and Form 7–21INFO. Frequency: Annually. Respondents: Landholders and farm operators of certain lands in our projects, whose landholdings exceed specified RRA forms submittal thresholds. Estimated Annual Total Number of Respondents: 13,960. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.02. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 14,239. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 10,432 hours. Estimated Completion Time per Respondent: See table below. Number of respondents 60 45 E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 3,595 373 21DEN1 Annual number of responses 3,667 380 Annual burden on respondents (in hours) 3,667 285

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 245 (Wednesday, December 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 93707-93708]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-30755]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[17X L1109AF LLUTC03000.L16100000.DR0000.LXSS004J0000 24-1A]


Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision and the Approved 
Resource Management Plans for the Beaver Dam Wash and Red Cliffs 
National Conservation Areas; and Approved Amendment to the St. George 
Field Office Resource Management Plan in Washington County, Utah

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability 
of the Records of Decision (RODs) and the Approved Resource Management 
Plans (RMPs) for the Beaver Dam Wash and Red Cliffs National 
Conservation Areas (NCA RMPs); and Approved Amendment to the St. George 
Field Office RMP (RMP Amendment) located in Washington County, Utah. 
The Utah State Director signed the RODs on December 21, 2016, which 
constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved NCA 
RMPs and RMP Amendment effective.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the RODs and Approved NCA RMPs/RMP Amendment are 
available upon request from Interagency Public Information Center, 345 
East Riverside Drive, St. George, UT 84790, or via the Internet at 
http://bit.ly/2fhtN3P. Copies of the RODs and Approved NCA RMPs/RMP 
Amendment are available for public inspection at the BLM Utah State 
Office Public Room, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, UT 
84101, during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Monday 
through Friday, except holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Rigtrup, RMP Planner, telephone 
435-865-3000; address 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, UT 84790; 
email krigtrup@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for 
the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to 
contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FRS 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 NCA RMPs provide comprehensive 
management plans for the long-term conservation and management of the 
Beaver Dam Wash NCA (63,480 acres of public land) and the Red Cliffs 
NCA (44,859 acres of public land). The NCA RMPs prescribe appropriate 
uses and conservation measures and are consistent with the planning 
process and other provisions directed by the Omnibus Public Land 
Management Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-11, at Title 1, Subtitle O, 
hereinafter OPLMA). The need to amend the St. George Field Office RMP 
(approved in 1999) is also derived from OPLMA. Section 1977(b)(1) of 
OPLMA, directed the BLM to develop a comprehensive travel management 
plan for public lands in Washington County. The 1999 St. George Field 
Office RMP needed to be amended to modify certain existing off-highway 
vehicle (OHV) area designations (open, limited or closed) before this 
comprehensive travel management plan could be developed. The decisions 
contained in the Approved NCA RMPs and RMP Amendment do not apply to 
private and State lands within the boundaries of the NCAs or the St. 
George Field Office planning area.
    The Approved NCA RMPs and RMP Amendment were developed from the 
Proposed NCA RMPs and RMP Amendment that were released, along with the 
Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), on September 2, 2016. The 
Proposed RMPs and RMP Amendment combined components of the four 
alternatives that were presented in the Draft NCA RMPs and RMP 
Amendment, and associated Draft EIS, released for public review on July 
17, 2015. The NCA RMPs address the long-term management of public land 
resources and land uses, while fulfilling the conservation purpose of 
the NCAs for which the public lands received Congressional designation 
through OPLMA.
    There were 41 protests of the Proposed NCA RMPs and RMP Amendment. 
All valid protests were resolved during the BLM Director's Plan Protest 
Resolution Process, prior to the signing of the RODs. The Governor's 
Consistency Review, which also took place after the release of the 
proposed plans, identified three concerns. The

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BLM provided the Utah Governor with a detailed response and made 
editorial modifications in preparing the Approved NCA RMPs and RMP 
Amendment to address issues raised by the Governor. The NCA RMPs are 
the culmination of a significant effort by the BLM and interested 
members of the public, community stakeholders, and other local, state 
and federal partners to provide long-term management direction for the 
first NCAs designated by Congress in Utah.
    Certain decisions in the Approved NCA RMPs are implementation 
decisions and are appealable to the Interior Board of Land Appeals. 
These implementation level decisions are noted in the RODs for the 
Beaver Dam Wash and Red Cliffs NCAs (under livestock grazing and 
recreation) and are appealable under 43 CFR part 4. Any party adversely 
affected by the implementation level decisions may appeal within 30 
days of publication of this Notice of Availability in accordance with 
the provisions of 43 CFR, part 4, subpart E. The appeal should state 
the specific numbered decision and the rationale for the appeal. Within 
30 days of the posting of this decision (``date of service''), a Notice 
of Appeal must be filed in writing to: State Director-BLM Utah State 
Office 440 West 200 South, Suite 500 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1345. 
At the same time, a copy of the Notice of Appeal must also be sent to: 
Regional Solicitor--U.S. Department of the Interior, 6201 Federal 
Building, 1235 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138-1180.
    Please consult the appropriate regulations (43 CFR, part 4, subpart 
E) for further appeal requirements.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6.

Edwin L. Roberson,
State Director.
[FR Doc. 2016-30755 Filed 12-20-16; 8:45 am]
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