Notice of Availability of the Records of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plans for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Kanab-Escalante Planning Area, 9802-9803 [2020-03395]

Download as PDF 9802 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 34 / Thursday, February 20, 2020 / Notices DC 20240, Attention: Faith Bremner; or by email to fbremner@blm.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1004– 0132 in the subject line of your comments. To request additional information about this ICR, contact Rebecca Good by email at rgood@blm.gov, or by telephone at 307–251–3487. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the BLM provides the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps to assess the impact of the BLM’s information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the BLM’s information collection requirements and provides the requested data in the desired format. A Federal Register notice with a 60day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on November 18, 2019 (84 FR 63673). No comments were received. We are again soliciting comments on the ICR that is described below. The BLM is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the BLM; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the BLM enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the BLM minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. This ICR seeks authorization for the use of Form 3200–9 (Notice of Intent to Conduct Geothermal Resource Exploration Operations) by both the BLM and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (USFS). Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. 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 in your comment to the BLM to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:48 Feb 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 Abstract: The BLM uses the required information to collect information from those who wish to participate in the exploration, development, production, and utilization of geothermal resources. The BLM has authority to issue geothermal leases in BLM-managed lands, and in national forests and other lands administered by the USFS. In this ICR, the BLM is proposing to revise Form 3200–9, Notice of Intent to Conduct Geothermal Resource Exploration Operations. A respondent submits this form either to the BLM or to the USFS, depending upon which agency has surface-management jurisdiction. Upon receiving such a form, the relevant agency determines whether to grant a permit to conduct geophysical exploration activities for geothermal resources. Approval by the authorizing agency is required before any ground-disturbing activities beyond casual use may commence. At present, Form 3200–9 refers directly only to the BLM. The proposed revisions of the form would simplify its use by both agencies. The BLM is proposing that the remaining forms in this ICR be renewed without revision. Title of Collection: Geothermal Resource Leasing and Permitting, and Geothermal Resources Unit Agreements. OMB Control Number: 1004–0132. Forms: 3200–9, 3203–1, 3260–2, 3260–3, 3260–4, and 3260–5. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: Businesses that wish to participate in the exploration, development, production, and utilization of geothermal resources on BLM-managed public lands, and lands managed by other Federal surface-management agencies. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 913. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 1 to 40 hours, depending on activity. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 5,409. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion, except for Form 3260–5, Monthly Report of Geothermal Operations, which is filed once a month. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $84,985. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) Faith Bremner, Bureau of Land Management, Senior Regulatory Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–03378 Filed 2–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [20X 1109AF LLUTP00000 L16100000.DR0000.LXSSJ0640000] Notice of Availability of the Records of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plans for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Kanab-Escalante Planning Area Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Paria River District Office announces the availability of the Records of Decision (RODs) for the Approved Resource Management Plans (RMPs) for the Grand Staircase, Kaiparowits, and Escalante Canyons units of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) and the Federal lands excluded from the GSENM by Proclamation 9682, now identified as the Kanab-Escalante Planning Area (KEPA). The Department of the Interior (DOI) Acting Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, Casey Hammond, signed the RODs on January 31, 2020, which constituted the final decision of the DOI and made the Approved RMPs and two implementation-level route designations in GSENM effective immediately. The GSENM RMPs replace the GSENM Monument Management Plan (MMP) from 2000 for public lands within the GSENM boundary. The KEPA RMP replaces the 2000 GSENM MMP for public lands excluded from the monument boundary by Proclamation 9682. ADDRESSES: The RODs are available on the BLM ePlanning project website at https://go.usa.gov/xVCGJ. Click the ‘‘Documents & Reports’’ link on the left side of the screen to find the electronic versions of these materials. Hard copies of the RODs are available for public inspection at the Kanab Visitor Center, 74 East Highway 89, Kanab, Utah 84741. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harry Barber, Paria River District Manager, 669 S Hwy. 89A, Kanab, Utah 84741, phone (435) 644–1200 or email SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 34 / Thursday, February 20, 2020 / Notices BLM_UT_PRD@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours. In conjunction with cooperating agencies, and using input provided by the public, stakeholder groups, State and local government entities, American Indian Tribes, and the Utah Resource Advisory Council, the BLM developed the Approved RMPs for the GSENM and the KEPA. The GSENM includes three units: The 209,993-acre Grand Staircase Unit, the 551,034-acre Kaiparowits Unit, and the 242,836-acre Escalante Canyons Unit. The BLM’s Approved RMPs for the Grand Staircase, Kaiparowits, and Escalante Canyons units of the GSENM identify goals, objectives, and management actions necessary for the proper care and management of the objects and values identified in Proclamation 6920, as modified by Proclamation 9682, while allowing for other appropriate uses, such as the ongoing management of recreation, grazing, and scientific research. The KEPA encompasses 861,974 acres of public lands. The Approved RMP for the KEPA manages those lands for multiple use and sustained yield, including resource protection, consistent with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (Pub. L. 94–579), as amended. This plan allows for the future consideration of mineral leasing and development, balances offhighway vehicle travel with other resource uses, and makes public lands available for grazing while protecting natural and heritage resources. The BLM, along with cooperating agencies, prepared an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act for the GSENM and KEPA RMPs to analyze the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts associated with the proposed action and the alternatives. In the future, the National Park Service (NPS), who cooperated with the BLM on preparation of the NEPA analysis, may adopt the EIS and prepare a separate decision related to livestock grazing for lands within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area that are administered by the NPS. The RODs and Approved RMPs do not change management for the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:48 Feb 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 The BLM consulted with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to meet the requirements of Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The USFWS issued a Biological Opinion on November 1, 2019 that determined that the Approved RMPs are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of the species consulted on and are not likely to destroy or adversely modify designated critical habitat. The BLM also consulted with the Utah State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to meet the requirements of Section 106 consultation under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). The SHPO concurred with BLM’s finding of no adverse effect to cultural resources, as outlined in a letter dated September 6, 2019. The formal public scoping process for the RMPs and EIS began on January 16, 2018, with the publication of a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register (83 FR 2181). The Notice of Availability (NOA) for the Draft RMPs/EIS was published on August 17, 2018, and initiated a 90day public comment period. A revised document was released and a Notice of Error was published in the Federal Register on August 31, 2018. The public comment period was extended for an additional 15 days and ended on November 30, 2018. On August 23, 2019, the BLM published a NOA for the Proposed RMPs/Final EIS, initiating a 30-day protest period, a 60-day Governor’s consistency review, and 60-day public comment period for certain recreational shooting closures under the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act of 2019. During the initial protest period for the Proposed RMPs, the BLM became aware of a portion of public comments submitted on the Draft EIS that were not incorporated into the Proposed RMPs/ Final EIS. The BLM updated the Proposed RMPs/EIS and issued a notice of error in the Federal Register on October 18, 2019, which re-opened public protest period for an additional 30 days. In total, the BLM received 431 protest submissions. All protests were resolved prior to the issuance of the RODs. For a full description of the issues raised during the protest period and how they were addressed, please refer to the BLM Protest Resolution Report, which is available online at https://www.blm.gov/programs/ planning-and-nepa/publicparticipation/protest-resolution-reports. The Governor of Utah reviewed the Proposed RMPs/Final EIS to identify inconsistencies with State or local plans, policies, or programs; the BLM addressed the Governor’s input in the PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9803 RODs/Approved RMPs. As a result of internal review, the protest period, target shooting comment period, government-to-government consultation, Section 106 (NHPA) and Section 7 (ESA) consultation, and Governor’s consistency review, the BLM made minor modifications to the Approved RMPs to clarify management actions. All changes are described in the Modifications and Clarifications (Sections 3.1.2) of the GSENM and KEPA RODs, respectively. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6 40 CFR 1506.10 and 43 CFR 1610.2. Casey Hammond, Acting Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. 2020–03395 Filed 2–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1139] Certain Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and Components Thereof; Commission Determination to Review the Final Initial Determination in Part and To Affirm the Finding of a Violation of Section 337; Schedule for Filing Written Submissions on Remedy, the Public Interest and Bonding; Extension of the Target Date U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to review the presiding administrative law judge’s (‘‘ALJ’’) final initial determination (‘‘ID’’) in part. On review, the Commission affirms the ID’s finding of a violation of section 337 in the abovecaptioned investigation. The Commission requests written submissions from the parties, interested government agencies, and interested persons on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding concerning respondent Eonsmoke, LLC (‘‘Eonsmoke’’) and defaulting respondent XFire, Inc. (‘‘XFire’’). The Commission has also determined to extend the target date for completion of the above-captioned investigation to Monday, April 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Chen, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202– 205–2392. Copies of non-confidential SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 34 (Thursday, February 20, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9802-9803]
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

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Notice of Availability of the Records of Decision and Approved 
Resource Management Plans for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National 
Monument and Kanab-Escalante Planning Area

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Paria River District 
Office announces the availability of the Records of Decision (RODs) for 
the Approved Resource Management Plans (RMPs) for the Grand Staircase, 
Kaiparowits, and Escalante Canyons units of the Grand Staircase-
Escalante National Monument (GSENM) and the Federal lands excluded from 
the GSENM by Proclamation 9682, now identified as the Kanab-Escalante 
Planning Area (KEPA). The Department of the Interior (DOI) Acting 
Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, Casey Hammond, 
signed the RODs on January 31, 2020, which constituted the final 
decision of the DOI and made the Approved RMPs and two implementation-
level route designations in GSENM effective immediately. The GSENM RMPs 
replace the GSENM Monument Management Plan (MMP) from 2000 for public 
lands within the GSENM boundary. The KEPA RMP replaces the 2000 GSENM 
MMP for public lands excluded from the monument boundary by 
Proclamation 9682.

ADDRESSES: The RODs are available on the BLM ePlanning project website 
at https://go.usa.gov/xVCGJ. Click the ``Documents & Reports'' link on 
the left side of the screen to find the electronic versions of these 
materials. Hard copies of the RODs are available for public inspection 
at the Kanab Visitor Center, 74 East Highway 89, Kanab, Utah 84741.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harry Barber, Paria River District 
Manager, 669 S Hwy. 89A, Kanab, Utah 84741, phone (435) 644-1200 or 
email

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[email protected]. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the 
deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to 
leave a message or question for the above individual. The FRS is 
available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided 
during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In conjunction with cooperating agencies, 
and using input provided by the public, stakeholder groups, State and 
local government entities, American Indian Tribes, and the Utah 
Resource Advisory Council, the BLM developed the Approved RMPs for the 
GSENM and the KEPA.
    The GSENM includes three units: The 209,993-acre Grand Staircase 
Unit, the 551,034-acre Kaiparowits Unit, and the 242,836-acre Escalante 
Canyons Unit. The BLM's Approved RMPs for the Grand Staircase, 
Kaiparowits, and Escalante Canyons units of the GSENM identify goals, 
objectives, and management actions necessary for the proper care and 
management of the objects and values identified in Proclamation 6920, 
as modified by Proclamation 9682, while allowing for other appropriate 
uses, such as the ongoing management of recreation, grazing, and 
scientific research.
    The KEPA encompasses 861,974 acres of public lands. The Approved 
RMP for the KEPA manages those lands for multiple use and sustained 
yield, including resource protection, consistent with the Federal Land 
Policy and Management Act of 1976 (Pub. L. 94-579), as amended. This 
plan allows for the future consideration of mineral leasing and 
development, balances off-highway vehicle travel with other resource 
uses, and makes public lands available for grazing while protecting 
natural and heritage resources.
    The BLM, along with cooperating agencies, prepared an Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIS) in accordance with the National Environmental 
Policy Act for the GSENM and KEPA RMPs to analyze the direct, indirect, 
and cumulative environmental impacts associated with the proposed 
action and the alternatives.
    In the future, the National Park Service (NPS), who cooperated with 
the BLM on preparation of the NEPA analysis, may adopt the EIS and 
prepare a separate decision related to livestock grazing for lands 
within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area that are administered 
by the NPS. The RODs and Approved RMPs do not change management for the 
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
    The BLM consulted with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) 
to meet the requirements of Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act 
(ESA). The USFWS issued a Biological Opinion on November 1, 2019 that 
determined that the Approved RMPs are not likely to jeopardize the 
continued existence of the species consulted on and are not likely to 
destroy or adversely modify designated critical habitat.
    The BLM also consulted with the Utah State Historic Preservation 
Office (SHPO) to meet the requirements of Section 106 consultation 
under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). The SHPO concurred 
with BLM's finding of no adverse effect to cultural resources, as 
outlined in a letter dated September 6, 2019.
    The formal public scoping process for the RMPs and EIS began on 
January 16, 2018, with the publication of a Notice of Intent in the 
Federal Register (83 FR 2181). The Notice of Availability (NOA) for the 
Draft RMPs/EIS was published on August 17, 2018, and initiated a 90-day 
public comment period. A revised document was released and a Notice of 
Error was published in the Federal Register on August 31, 2018. The 
public comment period was extended for an additional 15 days and ended 
on November 30, 2018.
    On August 23, 2019, the BLM published a NOA for the Proposed RMPs/
Final EIS, initiating a 30-day protest period, a 60-day Governor's 
consistency review, and 60-day public comment period for certain 
recreational shooting closures under the John D. Dingell, Jr. 
Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act of 2019. During the 
initial protest period for the Proposed RMPs, the BLM became aware of a 
portion of public comments submitted on the Draft EIS that were not 
incorporated into the Proposed RMPs/Final EIS. The BLM updated the 
Proposed RMPs/EIS and issued a notice of error in the Federal Register 
on October 18, 2019, which re-opened public protest period for an 
additional 30 days. In total, the BLM received 431 protest submissions. 
All protests were resolved prior to the issuance of the RODs. For a 
full description of the issues raised during the protest period and how 
they were addressed, please refer to the BLM Protest Resolution Report, 
which is available online at https://www.blm.gov/programs/planning-and-nepa/public-participation/protest-resolution-reports. The Governor of 
Utah reviewed the Proposed RMPs/Final EIS to identify inconsistencies 
with State or local plans, policies, or programs; the BLM addressed the 
Governor's input in the RODs/Approved RMPs. As a result of internal 
review, the protest period, target shooting comment period, government-
to-government consultation, Section 106 (NHPA) and Section 7 (ESA) 
consultation, and Governor's consistency review, the BLM made minor 
modifications to the Approved RMPs to clarify management actions. All 
changes are described in the Modifications and Clarifications (Sections 
3.1.2) of the GSENM and KEPA RODs, respectively.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6 40 CFR 1506.10 and 43 CFR 1610.2.

Casey Hammond,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management.
[FR Doc. 2020-03395 Filed 2-19-20; 8:45 am]
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