Notice of Temporary Closures and Restrictions of Public Lands in La Paz County, AZ, 4411-4412 [2017-00771]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2017 / Notices Agency, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and neighboring BLM offices to develop the Approved RMP. The Approved RMP seeks to provide for the long-term conservation and protection of the ‘‘unique and important values’’ of the DominguezEscalante NCA identified in the area’s enabling legislation: The Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Public Law 111–11 (Omnibus Act). These values include the ‘‘geological, cultural, archaeological, paleontological, natural, scientific, recreational, wilderness, wildlife, riparian, historical, educational, and scenic resources of the public lands, as well as the water resources of area streams, based on seasonally available flows, that are necessary to support aquatic, riparian, and terrestrial species and communities.’’ The Omnibus Act specified that these values be conserved and protected ‘‘for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.’’ Furthermore, in recognition of the historic and current traditional use of the NCA for livestock grazing, the Omnibus Act specifically stated that the BLM ‘‘shall issue and administer any grazing leases or permits in the Conservation Area in accordance with the laws (including regulations) applicable to the issuance and administration of such leases and permits on other land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management.’’ This RMP continues livestock grazing to meet land health standards in consideration of the other purposes of the NCA. Management decisions outlined in the Approved RMP apply only to BLMmanaged lands in the DominguezEscalante NCA (approximately 210,172 acres). The Approved RMP will replace management direction contained in the 1987 Grand Junction Resource Area RMP and 1989 Uncompahgre Basin RMP. The Approved RMP establishes goals, objectives, management actions and allowable uses for resources and land uses including, but not limited to: Air, soil, water, Wild and Scenic Rivers, upland and riparian vegetation, fish and wildlife, cultural and paleontological resources, visual resources, National Historic Trails, recreation, lands with wilderness characteristics, livestock grazing, forestry and realty. The BLM initiated scoping for the RMP revision in 2010 and collected information and public input via public meetings in order to develop the Draft RMP/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) released in May 2013. The BLM developed the Proposed Plan Alternative based upon the Draft VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:06 Jan 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 Preferred Alternative and public comments on the Draft RMP/EIS. The BLM published the Proposed RMP/Final EIS on July 1, 2016, and made it available for a 30-day public protest period. During the protest period for the Proposed RMP/Final EIS, the BLM received seven protests on a variety of issues. All protests were dismissed; however, the BLM made minor editorial modifications to the Approved RMP to provide further clarification of some of the decisions. The BLM regulations also require a 60-day Governor’s Consistency Review period for the Proposed RMP/Final EIS to ensure consistency with State government plans or policies. The Governor did not identify any inconsistencies with State government plans or policies. The Approved RMP includes decisions that implement components of the land use plan. These implementation decisions are displayed and numbered in the Approved RMP. Implementation decisions are generally appealable to the Interior Board of Land Appeals under 43 CFR 4.410. For example, the decisions identifying designated routes of travel are implementation decisions and are appealable under 43 CFR part 4. The route decisions are displayed as an attachment to Appendix N of the Approved RMP. Any party adversely affected by the proposed route identifications may appeal within 30 days of publication of this Notice of Availability pursuant to 43 CFR, part 4, subpart E. The appeal should state the specific route(s), as identified in Appendix N of the Approved RMP, on which the decision is being appealed. The appeal must be filed with the NCA Manager at the above listed address. Please consult the appropriate regulations (43 CFR, part 4, subpart E) for further appeal requirements. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6. Ruth Welch, BLM Colorado State Director. [FR Doc. 2017–00772 Filed 1–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4130–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [17X.LLAZC03000.L12200000.EA0000; AZ– SRP–030–15–01] Notice of Temporary Closures and Restrictions of Public Lands in La Paz County, AZ AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: 4411 Notice. Notice is hereby given that closures and restrictions will be in effect on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Lake Havasu Field Office. This action is being taken to protect public safety and resources within and adjacent to the permitted operations of the Best in the Desert (BITD) Racing Association ‘‘GMZ Utility Terrain Vehicle Winter Nationals Parker 250’’ and ‘‘BlueWater Resort Parker 425’’ off-highway vehicle (OHV) events. DATES: The closures and restrictions will be in effect from 2 p.m., January 6, 2017, through 6 p.m., January 8, 2016, and 2 p.m., February 3, 2017, through 2 a.m., February 5, 2017, Mountain Standard Time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Azar, Colorado River District Chief Ranger, or Amanda Deeds, Assistant Field Manager, at BLM Lake Havasu Field Office, 2610 Sweetwater Avenue, Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86406, telephone 928–505–1200. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) 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 for the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The closures and restrictions are issued under the authority of 43 CFR 8364.1 which allows the BLM to establish closures for the protection of persons, property, and public lands and resources. Violation of any of the terms, conditions, or restrictions contained within this closure order may subject the violator to citation or arrest with a penalty or fine or imprisonment or both as specified by law. Description of Race Course Closed Area: With the exception of access to designated spectator areas, areas subject to this closure include all public lands situated within the interior of the race course, as well as county-maintained roads and highways located within 2 miles of the designated course’s perimeter. Beginning at the eastern boundary of the Colorado River Indian Tribe (CRIT) Reservation, the closed area runs east along Shea Road, then east into Osborne Wash on the ParkerSwansea Road to the Central Arizona Project (CAP) Canal. The closed area runs north on the west side of the CAP Canal, crossing the canal on the countymaintained road, running northeast into SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 4412 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2017 / Notices Mineral Wash Canyon, then southeast on the county-maintained road, through the four-corners intersection to the Midway (Pit) intersection. From there, the course runs east on Transmission Pass Road, through State Trust Land located in Butler Valley, turning north into Cunningham Wash to North Tank then continues south to Transmission Pass Road and east (reentering public land) within 2 miles of Alamo Dam Road. The course turns south and west onto the wooden power line road, onto State Trust Land in Butler Valley, then turns southwest into Cunningham Wash to the Graham Well and intersects Butler Valley Road before heading north and west on the county-maintained road to the ‘‘Bouse Y’’ intersection, 2 miles north of Bouse, Arizona. The course proceeds north, paralleling the BouseSwansea Road to the Midway (Pit) intersection, then west along the north boundary (power line) road of the East Cactus Plain Wilderness Area to ParkerSwansea Road. The course turns west into Osborne Wash crossing the CAP Canal, along the north boundary of the Cactus Plain Wilderness Study Area; it continues west staying in Osborne Wash and crossing Shea Road along the southern boundary of Gibraltar Wilderness, rejoining Osborne Wash at the CRIT Reservation boundary. Closure Restrictions: The following acts are prohibited during the closures: 1. Being present on or driving on the designated race course or the adjacent lands described above. The spectator areas are located on the south side of Shea Road and also at the Bouse ‘‘Y’’, at the intersection of Butler Valley Ranch Road and Swansea Road. All spectators must stay within the designated spectator areas as they have protective fencing and barriers. Emergency medical response shall only be conducted by personnel and vehicles operating under the guidance of the La Paz County Emergency Medical Services and Fire, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, or the BLM. 2. Vehicle parking or stopping in areas affected by the closures, except where such is specifically allowed (designated spectator areas). 3. Camping in the closed area described above, except in the designated spectator areas. 4. Discharge of firearms. 5. Possession or use of any fireworks. 6. Cutting or collecting firewood of any kind, including dead and down wood or other vegetative material. 7. Operating any vehicle, including all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, utility terrain vehicles, golf carts, rhinos, side by sides, and any OHVs which are not VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:06 Jan 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 legally registered for street and highway operations. 8. Operating any vehicle in the area of the closure or on roads within the event area at a speed of more than 35 mph. This does not apply to registered race vehicles during the race, while on the designated race course. 9. Failure to obey any official sign posted by the BLM, La Paz County, or the race promoter. 10. Parking any vehicle in violation of posted restrictions, or in such a manner as to obstruct or impede normal or emergency traffic movement or the parking of other vehicles, create a safety hazard, or endanger any person, property, or feature. Vehicles parked in violation are subject to citation, removal, and/or impoundment at the owner’s expense. 11. Failure to obey any person authorized to direct traffic or control access to event area including law enforcement officers, BLM officials, and designated race officials. 12. Failure to observe spectator area quiet hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. 13. Failure to keep campsite or race viewing site free of trash and litter. 14. Allowing any pet or other animal to be unrestrained. All pets must be restrained by a leash of not more than 6 feet in length. 15. Reserving sites within the spectator area. Spectators are prohibited from denying other visitors or parties the use of unoccupied portions of the spectator area. Exceptions to Closure: The restrictions do not apply to emergency or law enforcement vehicles owned by the United States, the State of Arizona, or La Paz County; or designated race officials, participants and pit crews. All BITD registered media personnel are permitted access to existing routes 50 feet from the race course per BITD standards. Penalties: Any person who violates these closures may be tried before a United States magistrate and fined in accordance with 18 U.S.C. 3571, imprisoned 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 Arizona law. Effect of Closure: The entire area encompassed by the designated course and all areas outside the course as described above and in the time period as described above are closed to all vehicles. The authorized applicant or their representatives are required to post warning signs, control access to, and clearly mark the event route and areas, common access roads, and road PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 crossings during the closure period. Support vehicles under permit for operation by event participants must follow the race permit stipulations. Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1. Jason West, Field Manager. [FR Doc. 2017–00771 Filed 1–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–32–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [17XL1109AF LLUT03000 L16100000.PH0000 241A] Notice of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee (GSENMAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The GSENM–MAC will meet Thursday, February 2 (10 a.m.–6 p.m.) and Friday, February 3, 2017, (8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.) in Kanab, Utah. ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet at the Bureau of Land Management Administrative Headquarters, located at 669 S. Highway 89A, Kanab, Utah. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Crutchfield, Public Affairs Officer, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Bureau of Land Management, 669 South Highway 89A, Kanab, Utah, 84741; phone (435) 644– 1209. SUMMARY: The 15member GSENM–MAC was appointed by the Secretary of Interior on January 23, 2016, pursuant to the Monument Management Plan, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA). As specified the Committee charter, the GSENM–MAC may be requested to: (1) Gather and analyze information, conduct studies and field examinations, seek public input or ascertain facts to develop recommendations concerning the use and management of the Monument; (2) review programmatic documents including the annual Monument Manager’s Reports, and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 9 (Friday, January 13, 2017)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[17X.LLAZC03000.L12200000.EA0000; AZ-SRP-030-15-01]


Notice of Temporary Closures and Restrictions of Public Lands in 
La Paz County, AZ

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that closures and restrictions will be 
in effect on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management 
(BLM), Lake Havasu Field Office. This action is being taken to protect 
public safety and resources within and adjacent to the permitted 
operations of the Best in the Desert (BITD) Racing Association ``GMZ 
Utility Terrain Vehicle Winter Nationals Parker 250'' and ``BlueWater 
Resort Parker 425'' off-highway vehicle (OHV) events.

DATES: The closures and restrictions will be in effect from 2 p.m., 
January 6, 2017, through 6 p.m., January 8, 2016, and 2 p.m., February 
3, 2017, through 2 a.m., February 5, 2017, Mountain Standard Time.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Azar, Colorado River District 
Chief Ranger, or Amanda Deeds, Assistant Field Manager, at BLM Lake 
Havasu Field Office, 2610 Sweetwater Avenue, Lake Havasu City, Arizona 
86406, telephone 928-505-1200. Persons who use a telecommunications 
device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) 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 for the above individual. You will receive 
a reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The closures and restrictions are issued 
under the authority of 43 CFR 8364.1 which allows the BLM to establish 
closures for the protection of persons, property, and public lands and 
resources. Violation of any of the terms, conditions, or restrictions 
contained within this closure order may subject the violator to 
citation or arrest with a penalty or fine or imprisonment or both as 
specified by law.
    Description of Race Course Closed Area: With the exception of 
access to designated spectator areas, areas subject to this closure 
include all public lands situated within the interior of the race 
course, as well as county-maintained roads and highways located within 
2 miles of the designated course's perimeter. Beginning at the eastern 
boundary of the Colorado River Indian Tribe (CRIT) Reservation, the 
closed area runs east along Shea Road, then east into Osborne Wash on 
the Parker-Swansea Road to the Central Arizona Project (CAP) Canal. The 
closed area runs north on the west side of the CAP Canal, crossing the 
canal on the county-maintained road, running northeast into

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Mineral Wash Canyon, then southeast on the county-maintained road, 
through the four-corners intersection to the Midway (Pit) intersection. 
From there, the course runs east on Transmission Pass Road, through 
State Trust Land located in Butler Valley, turning north into 
Cunningham Wash to North Tank then continues south to Transmission Pass 
Road and east (reentering public land) within 2 miles of Alamo Dam 
Road. The course turns south and west onto the wooden power line road, 
onto State Trust Land in Butler Valley, then turns southwest into 
Cunningham Wash to the Graham Well and intersects Butler Valley Road 
before heading north and west on the county-maintained road to the 
``Bouse Y'' intersection, 2 miles north of Bouse, Arizona. The course 
proceeds north, paralleling the Bouse-Swansea Road to the Midway (Pit) 
intersection, then west along the north boundary (power line) road of 
the East Cactus Plain Wilderness Area to Parker-Swansea Road. The 
course turns west into Osborne Wash crossing the CAP Canal, along the 
north boundary of the Cactus Plain Wilderness Study Area; it continues 
west staying in Osborne Wash and crossing Shea Road along the southern 
boundary of Gibraltar Wilderness, rejoining Osborne Wash at the CRIT 
Reservation boundary.
    Closure Restrictions: The following acts are prohibited during the 
closures:
    1. Being present on or driving on the designated race course or the 
adjacent lands described above. The spectator areas are located on the 
south side of Shea Road and also at the Bouse ``Y'', at the 
intersection of Butler Valley Ranch Road and Swansea Road. All 
spectators must stay within the designated spectator areas as they have 
protective fencing and barriers. Emergency medical response shall only 
be conducted by personnel and vehicles operating under the guidance of 
the La Paz County Emergency Medical Services and Fire, the Arizona 
Department of Public Safety, or the BLM.
    2. Vehicle parking or stopping in areas affected by the closures, 
except where such is specifically allowed (designated spectator areas).
    3. Camping in the closed area described above, except in the 
designated spectator areas.
    4. Discharge of firearms.
    5. Possession or use of any fireworks.
    6. Cutting or collecting firewood of any kind, including dead and 
down wood or other vegetative material.
    7. Operating any vehicle, including all-terrain vehicles, 
motorcycles, utility terrain vehicles, golf carts, rhinos, side by 
sides, and any OHVs which are not legally registered for street and 
highway operations.
    8. Operating any vehicle in the area of the closure or on roads 
within the event area at a speed of more than 35 mph. This does not 
apply to registered race vehicles during the race, while on the 
designated race course.
    9. Failure to obey any official sign posted by the BLM, La Paz 
County, or the race promoter.
    10. Parking any vehicle in violation of posted restrictions, or in 
such a manner as to obstruct or impede normal or emergency traffic 
movement or the parking of other vehicles, create a safety hazard, or 
endanger any person, property, or feature. Vehicles parked in violation 
are subject to citation, removal, and/or impoundment at the owner's 
expense.
    11. Failure to obey any person authorized to direct traffic or 
control access to event area including law enforcement officers, BLM 
officials, and designated race officials.
    12. Failure to observe spectator area quiet hours of 10 p.m. to 6 
a.m.
    13. Failure to keep campsite or race viewing site free of trash and 
litter.
    14. Allowing any pet or other animal to be unrestrained. All pets 
must be restrained by a leash of not more than 6 feet in length.
    15. Reserving sites within the spectator area. Spectators are 
prohibited from denying other visitors or parties the use of unoccupied 
portions of the spectator area.
    Exceptions to Closure: The restrictions do not apply to emergency 
or law enforcement vehicles owned by the United States, the State of 
Arizona, or La Paz County; or designated race officials, participants 
and pit crews. All BITD registered media personnel are permitted access 
to existing routes 50 feet from the race course per BITD standards.
    Penalties: Any person who violates these closures may be tried 
before a United States magistrate and fined in accordance with 18 
U.S.C. 3571, imprisoned 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 Arizona 
law.
    Effect of Closure: The entire area encompassed by the designated 
course and all areas outside the course as described above and in the 
time period as described above are closed to all vehicles. The 
authorized applicant or their representatives are required to post 
warning signs, control access to, and clearly mark the event route and 
areas, common access roads, and road crossings during the closure 
period. Support vehicles under permit for operation by event 
participants must follow the race permit stipulations.

    Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1.

Jason West,
Field Manager.
[FR Doc. 2017-00771 Filed 1-12-17; 8:45 am]
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