Notice of Intent To Prepare a Brothers La Pine Resource Management Plan Amendment and Associated Environmental Assessment To Address Unauthorized Occupancy, Crook County, OR, 64913-64914 [2019-25466]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2019 / Notices a strictly limited situation. Allowing Alaska Natives to sell a limited number of handicrafts containing inedible migratory bird parts provides a small source of additional income that we conclude is necessary for the ‘‘essential needs’’ of Alaska Natives in predominantly rural Alaska. This limited opportunity for sale is consistent with the language of the Protocol and is expressly noted in the Letter of Submittal to be consistent with the customary and traditional uses of Alaska Natives. Allowing this activity by Alaska Natives is also consistent with the preservation and maintenance of migratory bird stocks. Eligibility will be shown by a Tribal Enrollment Card, Bureau of Indian Affairs card, or membership in the Silver Hand program. The State of Alaska Silver Hand program helps Alaska Native artists promote their work in the marketplace and enables consumers to identify and purchase authentic Alaska Native art. The insignia indicates that the artwork on which it appears is created by hand in Alaska by an individual Alaska Native artist. Only original contemporary and traditional Alaska Native artwork, not reproductions or manufactured work, may be identified and marketed with the Silver Hand insignia. To be eligible for a 2-year Silver Hand permit, an Alaska Native artist must be a full-time resident of Alaska, be at least 18 years old, and provide documentation of membership in a federally recognized Alaska Native tribe. The Silver Hand insignia may only be attached to original work that is produced in the State of Alaska. The final rule requires that FWS Form 3–2484 (a simple certification which is not subject to the PRA) or a Silver Hand insignia accompany each Alaska Native article of handicraft or clothing that contains inedible migratory bird parts. It also requires all consignees, sellers, and purchasers retain this documentation with each item and produce it upon the request of a law enforcement officer. The final rule also requires that artists maintain adequate records of the certification or Silver Hand insignia with each item and requires artists and sellers/consignees provide the documentation to buyers. These recordkeeping and third-party notification requirements are subject to the PRA and require OMB approval. Title of Collection: Alaska Native Handicrafts, 50 CFR 92.6. OMB Control Number: 1018–0168. Form Numbers: FWS Form 3–2484. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Nov 22, 2019 Jkt 250001 Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals and businesses. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 8,749 (7,749 buyers and 1,000 artists, sellers, and consignees). Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 18,081. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 5 minutes. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,507. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Dated: November 19, 2019. Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2019–25447 Filed 11–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLORP00000.L54400000.EU0000.20X. LVCLH14H0900.HAG 19–0059] Notice of Intent To Prepare a Brothers La Pine Resource Management Plan Amendment and Associated Environmental Assessment To Address Unauthorized Occupancy, Crook County, OR 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) Prineville District Office in Prineville, Oregon, is proposing to amend the 1989 Brothers La Pine Resource Management Plan (RMP) with an associated environmental assessment (EA) and by this Notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments on issues and planning criteria. The amendment would change the land tenure classification on 17.5 acres from zone 1 (Z–1, retention) to zone 3 (Z–3, suitable for disposal). DATES: This Notice initiates the public scoping process for the RMP SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64913 amendment with associated EA. Comments on issues and planning criteria may be submitted in writing until December 26, 2019. In order to be included in the analysis, all comments must be received prior to the close of the 30-day scoping period. The district will provide additional opportunities for public participation as appropriate. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria related to the Brothers La Pine RMP amendment and unauthorized occupancy resolution EA by any of the following methods: • Website: http://bit.ly/LandsResolution. • Email: BLM_OR_PR_Mail@blm.gov. • Fax: 1–541–416–6782. • Mail: Land Resolution, 3050 NE 3rd Street, Prineville, OR 97754. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Prineville District Office, 3050 NE 3rd Street, Prineville, OR 97754. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have your name added to our mailing list, contact Jeffrey Kitchens, Field Manager, at 541– 416–6766 or by using the physical and email addresses above. 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, 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: This RMP amendment and associated EA will address the above change in land tenure classification as well as a land disposal of 17.5 acres of public land located in Crook County within Township 16 South, Range 18 East (T. 16 S, R 18 E, Sec. 8, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4), Willamette Meridian, Oregon. A house and other structures built in the mid-1990s exist on the parcel as part of a long-term, unauthorized occupancy, use, and development. The purpose of the amendment is to enable the BLM to consider a full range of reasonable alternatives for permanently resolving the issue. If, through the land use planning process, it is determined that a change in classification to allow for land disposal is appropriate, the BLM will fully review the possible disposal consistent with Secretarial Order 3373, ‘‘Evaluating Public Access in Bureau of Land Management Public Land Disposals and Exchanges.’’ The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the RMP E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 64914 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2019 / Notices amendment and associated EA, including alternatives, and to guide the planning process. Preliminary issues include: How would the land tenure classification change affect Native American spiritual and traditional uses, wildlife, and visual resources? Preliminary planning criteria include: (1) Completing the plan in compliance with FLPMA, NEPA, and all other relevant Federal laws, Executive Orders, and management policies of the BLM; (2) Incorporating existing planning decisions that are still valid into the new amendment; (3) Recognizing valid existing rights; (4) Conducting tribal consultation in accordance with policy and considering tribal concerns, including potential impacts to cultural resources and tribal rights; and (5) Including, at a minimum, an alternative that continues existing land tenure classification (Z–1) and one that changes the classification to Z–3 and allows for disposal, including whether the disposal would impact access to surrounding public lands that provide recreational opportunities. You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. 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 BLM will consult with 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 this action 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 EA 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 identify issues to be addressed in the RMP amendment and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Nov 22, 2019 Jkt 250001 associated EA and will place them into one of three categories: 1. Issues to be resolved in the RMP amendment and associated EA, 2. Issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action, or 3. Issues beyond the scope of this RMP amendment. The BLM will provide an explanation in the EA as to why an issue was placed in category two or three. The public is encouraged to identify any management questions and concerns that should be addressed in the RMP amendment and associated EA. The BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the RMP amendment and associated EA in order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns identified, including recreational access. Specialists with expertise in the following disciplines will be involved in the planning process: Rangeland management, outdoor recreation, visual resource management, archeology, paleontology, wildlife, botany, hazardous materials, and lands and realty. Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 43 CFR 1610.2. Theresa M. Hanley, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. 2019–25466 Filed 11–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCAD06000.L51010000.ER0000 19XL5017AP LVRWB19B6340 (MO# 4500140674)] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Whitewater River Groundwater Replenishment Facility, Riverside County, CA Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Palm SpringsSouth Coast Field Office, Palm Springs, California, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Whitewater River Groundwater Replenishment Facility. The applicant, the Coachella Valley Water District, has requested a right-of-way (ROW) authorization to operate and maintain a groundwater replenishment facility on SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 approximately 690 acres of public lands managed by the BLM. All the facilities are existing; no new construction is proposed. The project site is located within the California Desert Conservation Area. By this notice, the BLM 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 EIS. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until December 26, 2019. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media, newspapers and the BLM website at: https://bit.ly/2kx76jY. In order to be included in the Draft EIS, all scoping comments must be submitted in writing and received prior to the close of the 30day scoping period. Additional opportunities for public participation will be available upon publication of the Draft EIS. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to this EIS by any of the following methods: • Website: https://bit.ly/2kx76jY • Email: blm_ca_whitewaterrecharge@ blm.gov • Fax: 541–618–2400 • Mail: ATTN: Whitewater Replenishment Facility Project, Bureau of Land Management, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, 1201 Bird Center Drive, Palm Springs CA 92262 Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined during regular business hours at: Bureau of Land Management, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, 1201 Bird Center Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Miriam Liberatore, Project Manager, telephone 541–618–2412; address Bureau of Land Management, 3040 Biddle Road, Medford, OR 97504; email blm_ca_whitewaterrecharge@blm.gov. Contact Ms. Liberatore 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 Ms. Liberatore during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The applicant, Coachella Valley Water District, has requested a ROW authorization to operate and maintain a groundwater replenishment facility with a maximum capacity of 511,000 acrefeet per year, and associated operations E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLORP00000.L54400000.EU0000.20X.LVCLH14H0900.HAG 19-0059]


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Brothers La Pine Resource 
Management Plan Amendment and Associated Environmental Assessment To 
Address Unauthorized Occupancy, Crook County, OR

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) 
Prineville District Office in Prineville, Oregon, is proposing to amend 
the 1989 Brothers La Pine Resource Management Plan (RMP) with an 
associated environmental assessment (EA) and by this Notice is 
announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public 
comments on issues and planning criteria. The amendment would change 
the land tenure classification on 17.5 acres from zone 1 (Z-1, 
retention) to zone 3 (Z-3, suitable for disposal).

DATES: This Notice initiates the public scoping process for the RMP 
amendment with associated EA. Comments on issues and planning criteria 
may be submitted in writing until December 26, 2019. In order to be 
included in the analysis, all comments must be received prior to the 
close of the 30-day scoping period. The district will provide 
additional opportunities for public participation as appropriate.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria 
related to the Brothers La Pine RMP amendment and unauthorized 
occupancy resolution EA by any of the following methods:

 Website: http://bit.ly/Lands-Resolution.
 Email: [email protected].
 Fax: 1-541-416-6782.
 Mail: Land Resolution, 3050 NE 3rd Street, Prineville, OR 
97754.

    Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the 
Prineville District Office, 3050 NE 3rd Street, Prineville, OR 97754.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have 
your name added to our mailing list, contact Jeffrey Kitchens, Field 
Manager, at 541-416-6766 or by using the physical and email addresses 
above. 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, 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: This RMP amendment and associated EA will 
address the above change in land tenure classification as well as a 
land disposal of 17.5 acres of public land located in Crook County 
within Township 16 South, Range 18 East (T. 16 S, R 18 E, Sec. 8, SE\1/
4\NW\1/4\), Willamette Meridian, Oregon. A house and other structures 
built in the mid-1990s exist on the parcel as part of a long-term, 
unauthorized occupancy, use, and development. The purpose of the 
amendment is to enable the BLM to consider a full range of reasonable 
alternatives for permanently resolving the issue. If, through the land 
use planning process, it is determined that a change in classification 
to allow for land disposal is appropriate, the BLM will fully review 
the possible disposal consistent with Secretarial Order 3373, 
``Evaluating Public Access in Bureau of Land Management Public Land 
Disposals and Exchanges.''
    The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant 
issues that will influence the scope of the RMP

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amendment and associated EA, including alternatives, and to guide the 
planning process. Preliminary issues include: How would the land tenure 
classification change affect Native American spiritual and traditional 
uses, wildlife, and visual resources? Preliminary planning criteria 
include: (1) Completing the plan in compliance with FLPMA, NEPA, and 
all other relevant Federal laws, Executive Orders, and management 
policies of the BLM; (2) Incorporating existing planning decisions that 
are still valid into the new amendment; (3) Recognizing valid existing 
rights; (4) Conducting tribal consultation in accordance with policy 
and considering tribal concerns, including potential impacts to 
cultural resources and tribal rights; and (5) Including, at a minimum, 
an alternative that continues existing land tenure classification (Z-1) 
and one that changes the classification to Z-3 and allows for disposal, 
including whether the disposal would impact access to surrounding 
public lands that provide recreational opportunities.
    You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing 
to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section 
above.
    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 BLM will consult with 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 this action 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 EA 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 identify issues to be addressed in the RMP amendment 
and associated EA and will place them into one of three categories:
    1. Issues to be resolved in the RMP amendment and associated EA,
    2. Issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action, 
or
    3. Issues beyond the scope of this RMP amendment.
    The BLM will provide an explanation in the EA as to why an issue 
was placed in category two or three. The public is encouraged to 
identify any management questions and concerns that should be addressed 
in the RMP amendment and associated EA.
    The BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the RMP 
amendment and associated EA in order to consider the variety of 
resource issues and concerns identified, including recreational access. 
Specialists with expertise in the following disciplines will be 
involved in the planning process: Rangeland management, outdoor 
recreation, visual resource management, archeology, paleontology, 
wildlife, botany, hazardous materials, and lands and realty.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 43 CFR 1610.2.

Theresa M. Hanley,
Acting State Director.
[FR Doc. 2019-25466 Filed 11-22-19; 8:45 am]
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