Emergency Closure of Public Lands: Graham County, AZ
Notice is hereby given that certain public lands in Graham County, Arizona are temporarily closed to public use. This Closure Order restricts all public use on a year-round basis on public lands administered by the BLM Safford Field Office in the Watson Wash area. This Order is issued under the authority of 43 CFR 8364.1 and affects the following public lands: Gila and Salt River Meridian, Arizona, T. 6 S., R.25 E., Sec. 14, S\1/2\, SW\1/4\: Sec. 15, S\1/2\ SE\1/4\; Sec. 22, E\1/2\ NE\1/4\; Sec. 23, NW\1/4\. The affected lands contain conditions that compromised public health and safety due to illegal activities at the site that included murder, assaults, fights, disorderly conduct, drugs, under-age drinking, weapon offenses, motor vehicle accidents, vandalism, and littering. Public health and safety hazards have increased substantially and are expected to continue to do so unless immediate management action is taken. The restriction prohibiting public entry and use will help to mitigate public health and safety threats. The BLM's immediate removal of an unauthorized hot tub, which was an attractive nuisance, will reduce the area's appeal as a party spot.
Section 365 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Implementation of the Pilot Project To Improve Federal Permit Coordination; Public Listening Sessions
Two public listening sessions will be held by the Bureau of Land Management ( BLM) to solicit views from the public on implementation of the Pilot Project provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Section 365 of the Energy Policy Act directs the Secretary of the Interior to establish seven BLM Field Offices as oil and gas streamlining Project Offices. The offices are: Rawlins, Wyoming; Buffalo, Wyoming; Miles City, Montana; Farmington, New Mexico; Carlsbad, New Mexico; Grand Junction/Glenwood Springs, Colorado; and Vernal, Utah. The Act directs that within 90 days from the date the Act was signed (August 8, 2005) that a Memorandum of Understanding be signed between the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed October 24, 2005. In addition, Section 365 specifies that not later than 3 years after the date of enactment, the Secretary of the Interior shall submit to Congress a report that outlines the results of the Pilot Project, and makes recommendations to the President regarding whether the Pilot Project should be implemented throughout the United States. The public listening sessions will provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the progress made in the first year of the Pilot Project.
Colorado: Filing of Plats of Survey
The plats of survey of the following described land will be officially filed in the Colorado State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Lakewood, Colorado, effective 10 a.m., September 29, 2006. All inquiries should be sent to the Colorado State Office (CO-956), Bureau of Land Management, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215-7093. The supplemental plat creating new lot 133 in the SW\1/4\NE\1/4\ of section 13, in Township 1 North, Range 72 West of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, was accepted July 20, 2006. The supplemental plat creating lots 22 and 23 in sec. 18, of Township 49 North, Range 10 East, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, was accepted July 24, 2006. The plats and field notes of the dependent resurvey and surveys in Townships 33 and 34 North (SU), Range 13 West, of the New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, Group 1419, were accepted July 28, 2006. The supplemental plat correcting lotting errors made on the supplemental plat accepted May 5, 2006, of section 22, in Township 1 North, Range 71 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, was accepted July 31, 2006. The plat, and field notes of the dependent resurvey in Sections 13 and 24, Township 15 South, Range 76 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, Group 1435, was accepted August 1, 2006. The plat and field notes of the Dependent Resurvey of a portion of Tract 37 and the Corrective Dependent Resurvey of the metes-and-bounds survey of Public Land Tract 38, Township 5 South, Range 74 West, of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, Group 1270, was accepted August 7, 2006. The plat and field notes of the dependent resurvey in Section 8, Township 9 South, Range 74 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, Group 1448, was accepted August 11, 2006. The plat and field notes of the location and remonumentation of certain original corners in, Township 10 North, Range 101 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, Group 750, was accepted August 15, 2006. The plat and field notes of the dependent resurvey of a portion of the Colorado-New Mexico State Line (S. bdy.), the Eighth Standard Parallel North (N. bdy.) and west boundary, and the survey of the east boundary of Townships 32 North, Range 16 West, of the New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, Group 1425, was accepted August 22, 2006. The plat and field notes of the dependent resurvey and survey, in Township 27 South, Range 72 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, Group 1410, was accepted September 12, 2006. The plat and field notes of the dependent resurvey and survey in Fractional Township 32 North, Range 1 East, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, Group 1447, was accepted September 14, 2006. The plat which includes the field notes, and is the entire record of this resurvey, in Township 33\1/2\ North, Range 17 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, Group 1452, was accepted September 20, 2006. The plat and field notes of the dependent resurveys and surveys, in Township 3 North, Range 80 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, Group 1443, was accepted September 27, 2006. The plat (in 2 sheets), which is the entire record, of the dependent resurvey of a portion of Mineral Survey 359, Kirsch Placer, and subdivisional lines, and the remonumentation of certain corners, in Township 12 South, Range 79 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, Groups 750 and 1416, was accepted September 27, 2006.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Oregon; Correction
In Federal Register notice document 05-19132 filed 9-23-05; 8:45 a.m., beginning on page 56187, in issue published Monday, September 26, 2005, the following correction is made: On page 56187, in the second column, the legal description in the twenty-second line under Sec. 10, which reads ``NW\1/4\ SE\1/4\ NW\1/4\ W\1/2\ SW\1/4\ SE\1/4\ NW\1/4\'' is hereby corrected to read ``NW\1/ 4\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, W\1/2\ SW\1/4\ SE\1/4\ NW\1/4\.''
Emergency Closure of Red Mountain Road on BLM-managed public lands near Piercy, CA
Notice is hereby given that Red Mountain Road, located on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management approximately eight miles east of Piercy, California, is closed to public access due to dangers posed by the Nobles Fire. Exempted from this closure are vehicles and personnel involved with fighting the Nobles Fire, federal, state and local officers involved in the enforcement of their duties, and Red Mountain Road area residents who show valid identification. This closure is necessary to protect public health and safety.
Monument Advisory Committee Scheduled Meeting Location Change
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the United States Forest Service (USFS) announce a change of meeting location for the December 2, 2006 scheduled meeting of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory Committee (hereinafter referred to as ``MAC''). The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at the Mountain Station of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, One Tramway Road, Palm Springs, California 92262. A special FREE Tram, leaving promptly at 8:45 a.m., is being provided for all MAC members, the media and members of the public interested in attending and speaking during the Public Comment period. The focus of MAC meetings is implementation of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Management Plan. Members of the public and the media are encouraged to attend and participate in MAC meetings. The Public Comment period begins at 11 a.m. A sign-up sheet for speakers will be available at the entrance of the meeting room on the day of the meeting. Speakers are requested to hold their comments to five minutes. Speakers may provide a written copy of their remarks and any additional remarks for inclusion in the meeting minutes. An agenda will be posted on the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Home Page at https://www.blm.gov/ca/ [fxsp0]palmsprings/santarosa/[fxsp0]srsjmeetings.html, along with any other additional information for this meeting. All National Monument meetings are open to the public with attendance limited only by the space available. Individuals attending who need special assistance, such as sign language interpretations or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the contact person listed below at least two weeks in advance of the meeting.