Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment and Preliminary Environmental Assessment for Evaluation of Potential Areas of Critical Environmental Concern Within the Tres Rios Field Office, Colorado, 5105-5106 [2019-02813]

Download as PDF 5105 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 20, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCOS01000.L12200000.DP0000.18X] Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment and Preliminary Environmental Assessment for Evaluation of Potential Areas of Critical Environmental Concern Within the Tres Rios Field Office, Colorado Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment and Preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluating potential Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) for the Tres Rios Field Office and by this Notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. DATES: To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Draft RMP Amendment and Preliminary EA by SUMMARY: April 22, 2019. The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public participation activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Tres Rios Field Office ACEC RMP Amendment by any of the following methods: • Website: https://go.usa.gov/xnnTC. • Email: blm_co_trfo_acec@blm.gov. • Fax: (970) 882–6481. • Mail: Tres Rios Field Office, 29211 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323. Copies of the Tres Rios Field Office ACEC RMP Amendment are available in the Tres Rios Field Office at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Fox, Planning and Environmental Specialist; telephone (970) 882–6856; email blm_co_trfo_acec@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication 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: The BLM has prepared an RMP Amendment with an associated EA to evaluate areas nominated by the BLM and the public within the Tres Rios Field Office Planning Area and within the Silverton area of San Juan County, Colorado (now managed by the BLM Gunnison Field Office), for potential designation as ACECs. The Preliminary EA considers management alternatives for 17 potential ACECs and discloses the direct, indirect and cumulative impacts of management prescriptions included in each of the four alternatives. The following alternatives are considered in the EA: • Alternative A: No Action— continuation of existing management direction for ACECs; • Alternative B: No ACECs Designated—existing ACECs would not be carried forward and proposed areas would not be designated; • Alternative C: Agency Preferred— reduce the size of existing Anasazi Culture and Gypsum Valley ACECs, designate Mesa Verde Escarpment ACEC • Alternative D: Designate all Proposed ACECs See the following for potential ACEC acreage by alternative and the associated Relevant and Important Values: Potential ACEC Alternative A (No Action) acreage Alternative C (Preferred) acreage Ancestral Puebloan (formerly named Anasazi Culture) ......... Cement Creek ........................................................................ Cinnamon Pass ...................................................................... Coyote Wash .......................................................................... Disappointment Valley ............................................................ Dolores River Canyon—North ................................................ 1,002 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 792 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 792 446 562 642 2,688 6,019 Dolores River Canyon—South ............................................... Gypsum Valley ....................................................................... Lake Como ............................................................................. McIntyre Canyon .................................................................... Mesa Verde Entrance ............................................................ Mesa Verde Escarpment (this area was nominated during the public scoping period, and, therefore was not included in the Notice of Intent for the RMP Amendment). Muleshoe Bench ..................................................................... Silvey’s Pocket ....................................................................... Slick Rock ............................................................................... Snaggletooth .......................................................................... Spring Creek Basin ................................................................ ........................ 13,135 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 6,170 ........................ ........................ ........................ 7,373 5,550 6,170 100 2,968 626 7,373 Cultural and Rare plants. Rare plants. Rare plants. Rare plants. Rare plants. Scenic, cultural, rare plants, wildlife and geology. Wildlife and rare plants. Rare plants. Rare plants. Rare plants. Rare plants. Cultural and rare plants. ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 665 707 3,427 23,825 25,286 Wildlife. Rare plants. Wildlife and rare plants. Wildlife, cultural and scenic. Rare plants. The following ACEC nominations were evaluated to determine if the relevance and importance criteria were met, but were not included in any alternative because they did not meet relevance or importance criteria: • Grassy Hills; for rare terrestrial plant community. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Feb 19, 2019 Jkt 247001 • Navajo River; for scenic quality and fish and wildlife species. The following management limitations are recommended for the proposed ACECs in the preferred alternative, alternative C: • Ancestral Puebloan—land use right of ways, utility corridors and road construction will avoid cultural PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Alternative D acreage Relevant and important values resource sites by 100 meters; leasable mineral development will be restricted to No Surface Occupancy. • Gypsum Valley—no changes in management prescriptions from current management. • Mesa Verde Escarpment—utility right of ways prohibited, restrictions on recreation right of ways, facilities, road E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1 5106 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 20, 2019 / Notices construction, and limiting travel to designated routes. Through this Notice, the BLM is inviting the public to provide comments regarding the potential environmental impacts related to the management alternatives. All public comments will receive consideration prior to the BLM’s decision regarding ACEC designation. Please note that public comments and information submitted, including names, street addresses and email addresses of persons who submit comments will be available for public review and disclosure at the above address during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except holidays. 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. Jamie E. Connell, BLM Colorado State Director. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLCOS01000.L12200000.DP0000.18X]


Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan 
Amendment and Preliminary Environmental Assessment for Evaluation of 
Potential Areas of Critical Environmental Concern Within the Tres Rios 
Field Office, Colorado

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 
1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a 
Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment and Preliminary 
Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluating potential Areas of Critical 
Environmental Concern (ACEC) for the Tres Rios Field Office and by this 
Notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.

DATES: To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive 
written comments on the Draft RMP Amendment and Preliminary EA by April 
22, 2019. The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings and any 
other public participation activities at least 15 days in advance 
through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Tres Rios Field 
Office ACEC RMP Amendment by any of the following methods:
     Website: https://go.usa.gov/xnnTC.
     Email: blm_co_trfo_acec@blm.gov.
     Fax: (970) 882-6481.
     Mail: Tres Rios Field Office, 29211 Highway 184, Dolores, 
CO 81323.
    Copies of the Tres Rios Field Office ACEC RMP Amendment are 
available in the Tres Rios Field Office at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Fox, Planning and Environmental 
Specialist; telephone (970) 882-6856; email blm_co_trfo_acec@blm.gov. 
Persons who use a telecommunication 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: The BLM has prepared an RMP Amendment with 
an associated EA to evaluate areas nominated by the BLM and the public 
within the Tres Rios Field Office Planning Area and within the 
Silverton area of San Juan County, Colorado (now managed by the BLM 
Gunnison Field Office), for potential designation as ACECs. The 
Preliminary EA considers management alternatives for 17 potential ACECs 
and discloses the direct, indirect and cumulative impacts of management 
prescriptions included in each of the four alternatives. The following 
alternatives are considered in the EA:

 Alternative A: No Action--continuation of existing management 
direction for ACECs;
 Alternative B: No ACECs Designated--existing ACECs would not 
be carried forward and proposed areas would not be designated;
 Alternative C: Agency Preferred--reduce the size of existing 
Anasazi Culture and Gypsum Valley ACECs, designate Mesa Verde 
Escarpment ACEC
 Alternative D: Designate all Proposed ACECs

    See the following for potential ACEC acreage by alternative and the 
associated Relevant and Important Values:

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                                                  Alternative A   Alternative C
                 Potential ACEC                    (No Action)     (Preferred)    Alternative D               Relevant and important values
                                                     acreage         acreage         acreage
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Ancestral Puebloan (formerly named Anasazi                1,002             792             792  Cultural and Rare plants.
 Culture).
Cement Creek...................................  ..............  ..............             446  Rare plants.
Cinnamon Pass..................................  ..............  ..............             562  Rare plants.
Coyote Wash....................................  ..............  ..............             642  Rare plants.
Disappointment Valley..........................  ..............  ..............           2,688  Rare plants.
Dolores River Canyon--North....................  ..............  ..............           6,019  Scenic, cultural, rare plants, wildlife and geology.
Dolores River Canyon--South....................  ..............  ..............           5,550  Wildlife and rare plants.
Gypsum Valley..................................          13,135           6,170           6,170  Rare plants.
Lake Como......................................  ..............  ..............             100  Rare plants.
McIntyre Canyon................................  ..............  ..............           2,968  Rare plants.
Mesa Verde Entrance............................  ..............  ..............             626  Rare plants.
Mesa Verde Escarpment (this area was nominated   ..............           7,373           7,373  Cultural and rare plants.
 during the public scoping period, and,
 therefore was not included in the Notice of
 Intent for the RMP Amendment).
Muleshoe Bench.................................  ..............  ..............             665  Wildlife.
Silvey's Pocket................................  ..............  ..............             707  Rare plants.
Slick Rock.....................................  ..............  ..............           3,427  Wildlife and rare plants.
Snaggletooth...................................  ..............  ..............          23,825  Wildlife, cultural and scenic.
Spring Creek Basin.............................  ..............  ..............          25,286  Rare plants.
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    The following ACEC nominations were evaluated to determine if the 
relevance and importance criteria were met, but were not included in 
any alternative because they did not meet relevance or importance 
criteria:
     Grassy Hills; for rare terrestrial plant community.
     Navajo River; for scenic quality and fish and wildlife 
species.
    The following management limitations are recommended for the 
proposed ACECs in the preferred alternative, alternative C:
     Ancestral Puebloan--land use right of ways, utility 
corridors and road construction will avoid cultural resource sites by 
100 meters; leasable mineral development will be restricted to No 
Surface Occupancy.
     Gypsum Valley--no changes in management prescriptions from 
current management.
     Mesa Verde Escarpment--utility right of ways prohibited, 
restrictions on recreation right of ways, facilities, road

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construction, and limiting travel to designated routes.
    Through this Notice, the BLM is inviting the public to provide 
comments regarding the potential environmental impacts related to the 
management alternatives. All public comments will receive consideration 
prior to the BLM's decision regarding ACEC designation.
    Please note that public comments and information submitted, 
including names, street addresses and email addresses of persons who 
submit comments will be available for public review and disclosure at 
the above address during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), 
Monday through Friday, except holidays.
    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.

Jamie E. Connell,
BLM Colorado State Director.
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