Public Land Order No. 7674; Partial Revocation of Executive Order No. 3406 and Executive Order Dated January 4, 1901; Alaska
This order revokes two Executive Orders insofar as they affect approximately 1,725.81 acres of National Forest System lands withdrawn for lighthouse purposes within Alaska. The lands are no longer needed for the purpose for which they were withdrawn.
Notice of Final Supplementary Rules for Visitor Use and Permits at Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area-Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, Springfield, VA
In accordance with the Meadowood Integrated Activity Plan, the Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States Office (BLM-ES) implements these final supplementary rules which include certain rules of conduct and other limitations on public lands administered by BLM-ES. These final supplementary rules implement the management decisions made in the Meadowood Farm Proposed Management Program Analysis/Environmental Assessment and the Meadowood Integrated Activity Plan for the Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area. These final supplementary rules will protect natural resources and provide for the safety of visitors and property on public lands located within the boundaries of the Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area (MSRMA) in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Arizona
The United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, has filed an application requesting the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw 387.50 acres of National Forest System land from mining for protection and conservation of the Arizona Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. arizonicus) located in the Tonto National Forest, Arizona. This notice segregates the land for up to 2 years from location and entry under the United States mining laws. The land will remain open to all other uses which may by law be authorized on National Forest System lands.
Call for Nominations for Resource Advisory Council
The purpose of this notice is to solicit public nominations for two vacant positions on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC). The first vacant position is Category Two representing National/Regional Environmental interests. The second vacant position is Category One representing Federal Grazing interests. The RAC provides advice and recommendations to BLM on land use planning and management of the public land within northeastern Nevada. Public nominations will be considered for 45 days after the publication date of this notice.
Notice of Seasonal Closure of Public Lands to Motorized Vehicle Use
Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations subpart 8364, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) may issue an order to close the use of BLM administered lands to the public to protect those lands and resources. The Pinedale Resource Management Plan (RMP) Record of Decision (ROD), December 12, 1988, states that big game winter ranges, and elk feedgrounds may be closed to minimize stress to wintering animals. The Pinedale Anticline Project (PAPA) ROD (2000) identifies areas that may be subject to seasonal closures as conditions warrant. After consulting with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the BLM Pinedale Field Manager has implemented a seasonal closure on certain BLM-administered lands and travel ways including existing roads and two-track trails, to all types of motorized vehicle travel (e.g., snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, any vehicle including trucks, sport utility vehicles and cars, motorcycles etc.). Winter ranges, as identified in the Pinedale RMP, and as described below in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, will be closed to all unauthorized motorized travel from November 15 through April 30 each winter. Use of winter range areas by non-motorized means is still allowed. Feedground areas will be closed November 15 through April 30 each winter, to all motorized vehicles and human presence. The Mesa winter range will remain open to motorized travel on existing roads from November 15 through January 14 each winter, but roads will be closed to unauthorized motorized travel January 15 through April 30 each winter. After April 30 each year, motorized vehicle use will be limited to existing roads and two-track trails. The winter range seasonal closures affect public lands located within the Deer Hills, Oil Field, Mesa, Bench Corral, and Miller Mountain winter ranges. Elk feedground closures affect public lands around the Franz, Finnegan, Scab Creek, Fall Creek, and North Piney feedgrounds. This action is necessary for the protection of crucial winter range habitat for elk, moose, antelope, and mule deer. Except for travel on highways or county roads, motorized vehicle travel within these areas will be allowed only by written authorization from the Pinedale Field Manager. Personnel of the BLM, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, U.S. Department of Agriculture-APHIS & Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and law enforcement personnel are exempt from this closure when performing official duties. Operators of existing oil and gas facilities may perform routine maintenance, or operation and drilling as approved by the BLM, and livestock operators may perform permitted activities.
Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council; Notice of a Change in Meeting Time
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), a meeting of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), Nevada, has been rescheduled as indicated below. Date & Time: The RAC meeting previously announced in the Federal Register for Wednesday-Thursday, February 7-8, 2007, at the BLM-Carson City Field Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, Nevada, has been postponed to Wednesday-Thursday, April 4-5, 2007. The location of the meeting and the agenda topics will not change and remains open to the public. A general public comment period, where the public may submit oral or written comments to the RAC, will be held at 4 p.m. on April 4, 2007. The final RAC agenda, with any additions/corrections to agenda topics, the starting and ending times of meetings, and details of any planned field trips, will be determined/posted at least two weeks before the meeting on the BLM-Nevada State Office Web site at https:// www.nv.blm.gov/rac; hard copies of the agendas can also be mailed or sent via FAX. Individuals who need special assistance such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, or those who wish a hard copy of the agenda, should contact Mark Struble, Carson City Field Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, NV 89701, telephone (775) 885-6107, no later than two weeks before each two-day meeting.
Extension of Call for Nominations for Appointment, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory Committee
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service announce an extension to the call for nominations for appointment or reappointment for the following five positions on the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory Committee: representative and alternate for the City of Palm Springs; representative and alternate for a local developer or builder organization; representative and alternate for the City of La Quinta; representative and alternate for a local conservation organization; and representative and alternate for the California Department of Fish and Game or the California Department of Parks and Recreation.
Call for Nominations for the Bureau of Land Management's Central California Resources Advisory Council
The Bureau of Land Management is soliciting nominations from the public to fill a vacated position on the Central California Resources Advisory Council and serve the remainder of a three-year term that expires in September, 2007. Council members provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on the management of public lands in Central California.