Notice of Intent To Amend the Resource Management Plan for the Colorado River Valley Field Office, Colorado, and Prepare an Associated Environmental Assessment, 31565-31566 [2018-14442]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 130 / Friday, July 6, 2018 / Notices The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Oregon State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands. DATES: Protests must be received by the BLM by August 6, 2018. ADDRESSES: 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. The plats may be viewed at this location at no cost. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marshal Wade, 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 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 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: SUMMARY: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES A person or party who wishes to protest one or more plats of survey identified above must file a written notice of protest with the Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Oregon/ Washington, Bureau of Land Management. The notice of protest must identify the plat(s) of survey that the person or party wishes to protest. The notice of protest must be filed before the scheduled date of official filing for the plat(s) of survey being protested. Any notice of protest filed after the scheduled date of official filing will be untimely and will not be considered. A notice of protest is considered filed on the date it is received by the Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Oregon/ Washington during regular business hours; if received after regular business hours, a notice of protest will be considered filed the next business day. A written statement of reasons in support of a protest, if not filed with the 18:25 Jul 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 Mary J.M. Hartel, Chief Cadastral Surveyor of Oregon/ Washington. [FR Doc. 2018–14510 Filed 7–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCON04000 L71220000.DF0000 LVTFCX700190 17X] Willamette Meridian, Oregon T. 32 S., R. 1 W., accepted May 18, 2018 T. 34 S., R. 7 W., accepted May 18, 2018 T. 26 S., R. 20 E., accepted May 18, 2018 T. 7 S., R. 4 E., accepted May 18, 2018 T. 6 S., R. 1 E., accepted June 18, 2018 VerDate Sep<11>2014 notice of protest, must be filed with the Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Oregon/ Washington within 30 calendar days after the notice of protest is filed. If a notice of protest against a plat of survey is received prior to the scheduled date of official filing, the official filing of the plat of survey identified in the notice of protest will be stayed pending consideration of the protest. A plat of survey will not be officially filed until the next business day following dismissal or resolution of all protests of the plat. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in a notice of protest or statement of reasons, you should be aware that the documents you submit—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available in their entirety at any time. While you can ask us to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Notice of Intent To Amend the Resource Management Plan for the Colorado River Valley Field Office, Colorado, and Prepare an Associated Environmental Assessment Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado River Valley Field Office (CRVFO), Silt, Colorado, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) to develop the Sutey Ranch and Haines Management Plan and by this Notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. DATES: This Notice initiates the public scoping process for the RMP SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31565 Amendment with an associated EA. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until August 6, 2018. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local news media, newspapers and the BLM website at: https://go.usa.gov/xnvM5. In order to be included in the analysis, all comments must be received prior to the close of the 30-day scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. The BLM will provide additional opportunities for public participation as appropriate. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria related to Sutey Ranch Management Plan by any of the following methods: • Website: https://go.usa.gov/xnvM5. • Email: blm_co_si_crvfo_webmail@ blm.gov. • Fax: (970) 876–9090. • Mail: Bureau of Land Management, Colorado River Valley Field Office, 2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, CO 81652. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Colorado River Valley Field Office at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Hopkins, Assistant Field Manager, telephone (970) 876–9003; address 2300 River Frontage, Silt, CO 81652; email blm_co_si_crvfo_webmail@blm.gov. Contact Brian Hopkins to have your name added to our mailing list. 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. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides notice that the CRVFO, Silt, Colorado, intends to prepare an RMP Amendment with an associated EA for the future management of the recently acquired Sutey Ranch and Haines parcels. This Notice announces the beginning of the scoping process, and seeks public input on issues and planning criteria. The planning area encompasses approximately 669 acres of public land, including the 557-acre Sutey Ranch located in Garfield County, Colorado, and the 112-acre Haines parcel located along Prince Creek in Pitkin County, Colorado. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and guide the planning process. The following preliminary E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 31566 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 130 / Friday, July 6, 2018 / Notices issues for the RMP amendment identified by BLM personnel, Federal, State and local agencies, and other stakeholders include: Recreational use, big game winter range, grazing, cultural resources and water rights. Preliminary planning criteria include: (1) The BLM will continue to manage the public lands within the CRVFO in accordance with FLPMA, and other applicable laws and regulations including all existing public land laws; (2) the BLM will complete the RMP Amendment using an interdisciplinary approach to identify alternatives and analyze resource impacts, including cumulative impacts to natural and cultural resources, and the social and economic environment; and (3) the RMP Amendment process will follow the FLPMA planning process and the BLM will develop an EA with appropriate environmental analysis of the alternatives, consistent with NEPA. You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing to the BLM at any public scoping meeting, or you may submit them to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. Comments must be submitted by the close of the 30-day scoping period or within 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. The BLM will use the NEPA public participation requirements to assist the agency in satisfying the public involvement requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (16 U.S.C. 470(f)) pursuant to 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). The information about historic and cultural resources within the area potentially affected by the proposed action will assist the BLM in identifying and evaluating impacts to such resources in the context of both NEPA and Section 106 of the NHPA. The BLM will consult with Indian Tribes on a government-to-government basis in accordance with Executive Order 13175 and other policies. Tribal concerns, including impacts on Indian trust assets and potential impacts to cultural resources, will be given due consideration. Federal, State and local agencies, along with Tribes and other stakeholders that may be interested in or affected by the proposed action that the BLM is evaluating, are invited to participate in the scoping process and, if eligible, may request or be requested by the BLM to participate in the development of the environmental analysis as a cooperating agency. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Jul 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 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. The BLM will evaluate identified issues to be addressed in the plan, and will place them into one of three categories: 1. Issues to be resolved in the plan amendment; 2. Issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action; or 3. Issues beyond the scope of this plan amendment. The BLM will provide an explanation in the Draft RMP Amendment/ Preliminary EA as to why an issue was placed in category two or three. The public is also encouraged to help identify any management questions and concerns that should be addressed in the plan. The BLM will work collaboratively with interested parties to identify the management decisions that are best suited to local, regional, and national needs and concerns. The BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the plan amendment in order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns identified. Specialists with expertise in the following disciplines will be involved in the planning process: Rangeland management, minerals and geology, fuels, outdoor recreation, archaeology, paleontology, wildlife and fisheries, lands and realty, hydrology, soils, botany and ecology. Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 43 CFR 1610.2 Andy Tenney, Acting BLM Colorado State Director. [FR Doc. 2018–14442 Filed 7–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLAK940000.L14100000.BX0000.18X. LXSS001L0100] Filing of Plats of Survey: Alaska Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of official filing. AGENCY: The plats of survey of lands described in this notice are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Alaska State Office, Anchorage, Alaska. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Protests must be received by the BLM by August 6, 2018. ADDRESSES: A copy of the plats may be obtained from the Alaska Public Information Center at the BLM Alaska State Office, 222 W 7th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99513, upon required payment. The plats may be viewed at this location at no cost. Please use this address when filing written protests. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas N. Haywood, Chief, Branch of Cadastral Survey, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 W 7th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99513; 1–907–271–5481; dhaywood@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 lands surveyed are: DATES: Seward Meridian, Alaska T. 23 N., R. 37 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 23 N., R. 38 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 23 N., R. 39 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 23 N., R. 40 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 24 N., R. 37 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 24 N., R. 38 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 24 N., R. 39 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 24 N., R. 40 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 25 N., R. 37 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 25 N., R. 38 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 25 N., R. 39 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 26 N., R. 36 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 26 N., R. 37 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 26 N., R. 38 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 26 N., R. 39 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 27 N., R. 35 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 27 N., R. 36 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 27 N., R. 37 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 27 N., R. 38 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 28 N., R. 35 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 28 N., R. 36 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 28 N., R. 37 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 28 N., R. 38 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 29 N., R. 34 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 29 N., R. 35 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 29 N., R. 36 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 29 N., R. 37 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 29 N., R. 38 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 30 N., R. 34 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 30 N., R. 35 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 30 N., R. 36 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 30 N., R. 37 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 30 N., R. 38 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 31 N., R. 36 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 31 N., R. 37 W., accepted March 19, 2018 T. 31 N., R. 38 W., accepted March 16, 2018 T. 13 S., R. 51 W., accepted March 27, 2018 T. 50 S., R. 77 W., accepted January 25, 2018 A person or party who wishes to protest one or more plats of survey identified above must file a written notice of protest with the State Director E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 130 (Friday, July 6, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31565-31566]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-14442]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLCON04000 L71220000.DF0000 LVTFCX700190 17X]


Notice of Intent To Amend the Resource Management Plan for the 
Colorado River Valley Field Office, Colorado, and Prepare an Associated 
Environmental Assessment

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Intent.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 
Colorado River Valley Field Office (CRVFO), Silt, Colorado, intends to 
prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment with an associated 
Environmental Assessment (EA) to develop the Sutey Ranch and Haines 
Management Plan and by this Notice is announcing the beginning of the 
scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.

DATES: This Notice initiates the public scoping process for the RMP 
Amendment with an associated EA. Comments on issues may be submitted in 
writing until August 6, 2018. The date(s) and location(s) of any 
scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through 
local news media, newspapers and the BLM website at: https://go.usa.gov/xnvM5. In order to be included in the analysis, all comments 
must be received prior to the close of the 30-day scoping period or 15 
days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. The BLM will 
provide additional opportunities for public participation as 
appropriate.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria 
related to Sutey Ranch Management Plan by any of the following methods:
     Website: https://go.usa.gov/xnvM5.
     Email: [email protected].
     Fax: (970) 876-9090.
     Mail: Bureau of Land Management, Colorado River Valley 
Field Office, 2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, CO 81652.
    Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the 
Colorado River Valley Field Office at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Hopkins, Assistant Field 
Manager, telephone (970) 876-9003; address 2300 River Frontage, Silt, 
CO 81652; email [email protected]. Contact Brian Hopkins 
to have your name added to our mailing list. 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. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days 
a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You 
will receive a reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides notice that the 
CRVFO, Silt, Colorado, intends to prepare an RMP Amendment with an 
associated EA for the future management of the recently acquired Sutey 
Ranch and Haines parcels. This Notice announces the beginning of the 
scoping process, and seeks public input on issues and planning 
criteria. The planning area encompasses approximately 669 acres of 
public land, including the 557-acre Sutey Ranch located in Garfield 
County, Colorado, and the 112-acre Haines parcel located along Prince 
Creek in Pitkin County, Colorado. The purpose of the public scoping 
process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope 
of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and guide the 
planning process. The following preliminary

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issues for the RMP amendment identified by BLM personnel, Federal, 
State and local agencies, and other stakeholders include: Recreational 
use, big game winter range, grazing, cultural resources and water 
rights. Preliminary planning criteria include: (1) The BLM will 
continue to manage the public lands within the CRVFO in accordance with 
FLPMA, and other applicable laws and regulations including all existing 
public land laws; (2) the BLM will complete the RMP Amendment using an 
interdisciplinary approach to identify alternatives and analyze 
resource impacts, including cumulative impacts to natural and cultural 
resources, and the social and economic environment; and (3) the RMP 
Amendment process will follow the FLPMA planning process and the BLM 
will develop an EA with appropriate environmental analysis of the 
alternatives, consistent with NEPA.
    You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing 
to the BLM at any public scoping meeting, or you may submit them to the 
BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. 
Comments must be submitted by the close of the 30-day scoping period or 
within 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later.
    The BLM will use the NEPA public participation requirements to 
assist the agency in satisfying the public involvement requirements 
under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (16 
U.S.C. 470(f)) pursuant to 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). The information about 
historic and cultural resources within the area potentially affected by 
the proposed action will assist the BLM in identifying and evaluating 
impacts to such resources in the context of both NEPA and Section 106 
of the NHPA.
    The BLM will consult with Indian Tribes on a government-to-
government basis in accordance with Executive Order 13175 and other 
policies. Tribal concerns, including impacts on Indian trust assets and 
potential impacts to cultural resources, will be given due 
consideration. Federal, State and local agencies, along with Tribes and 
other stakeholders that may be interested in or affected by the 
proposed action that the BLM is evaluating, are invited to participate 
in the scoping process and, if eligible, may request or be requested by 
the BLM to participate in the development of the environmental analysis 
as a cooperating agency. 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. The BLM will evaluate identified issues to be 
addressed in the plan, and will place them into one of three 
categories:
    1. Issues to be resolved in the plan amendment;
    2. Issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action; 
or
    3. Issues beyond the scope of this plan amendment.
    The BLM will provide an explanation in the Draft RMP Amendment/
Preliminary EA as to why an issue was placed in category two or three. 
The public is also encouraged to help identify any management questions 
and concerns that should be addressed in the plan. The BLM will work 
collaboratively with interested parties to identify the management 
decisions that are best suited to local, regional, and national needs 
and concerns.
    The BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the plan 
amendment in order to consider the variety of resource issues and 
concerns identified. Specialists with expertise in the following 
disciplines will be involved in the planning process: Rangeland 
management, minerals and geology, fuels, outdoor recreation, 
archaeology, paleontology, wildlife and fisheries, lands and realty, 
hydrology, soils, botany and ecology.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 43 CFR 1610.2

Andy Tenney,
Acting BLM Colorado State Director.
[FR Doc. 2018-14442 Filed 7-5-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4310-JB-P