Final Supplementary Rules for the Upper Snake Field Office, Idaho
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is finalizing supplementary rules for all BLM-managed public lands within the approximate 119 miles of river corridor addressed in the Snake River Activity/Operations Plan Revision Environmental Assessment (hereafter referred to as the Snake River Plan), which was developed jointly by the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and approved July 8, 2008. The Decision Record for the Snake River Plan identifies implementation level decisions which describe an array of management actions designed to conserve natural and cultural resources on lands managed by the BLM and the USFS while providing for recreational opportunities in the area. These supplementary rules will help enforce the decisions in the Snake River Plan and will be enforced on lands managed by the BLM.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; California
The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management proposes to withdraw approximately 22,562 acres of public lands from settlement, sale, location, and entry under the public land laws, including the United States mining laws, and the operation of the mineral leasing laws, and approximately 1,782 acres of Federal mineral estate from location and entry under the United States mining laws, including the operation of the mineral leasing laws, for a period of 20 years, on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to protect and preserve geothermal, solar, and wind energy study areas for future renewable energy development. This notice temporarily segregates the public lands and subsurface mineral estates for up to 2 years while various studies and analyses are made to support a final decision on the withdrawal application. The lands will remain open to the geothermal leasing laws and the Materials Act of 1947.
Final Supplementary Rules for Public Lands Managed by the California Desert District
In accordance with the Decision Record for the California Desert District (CDD) Supplementary Rules for Recreation Environmental Assessment, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), CDD office and the five field offices within the CDD, are issuing Final Supplementary Rules for public lands administered by the BLM. Upon publication, these Final Supplementary Rules will supersede the Interim Final Supplementary Rules that the BLM published on June 25, 2010. These Final Supplementary Rules are necessary to enhance the safety of visitors, protect natural resources, improve recreation experiences and opportunities, and protect public health. These rules do not impose or implement any land use limitations or restrictions other than those included within the CDD Supplementary Rules for Recreation Environmental Assessment Decision Record.
Notice of Reopening the Call for Nominations for Certain Resource Advisory Councils
The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations for certain Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Councils (RAC) that have member terms expiring this year. The RACs provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within their geographic areas.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Colorado
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposing to extend the Fort Carson-Pi[ntilde]on Canyon Military Lands Withdrawal created by Subtitle A of Public Law 104-201 of September 23, 1996 (110 Stat 2807), for an additional 15 years. A withdrawal extension would continue to protect the following lands and minerals and reserve them for use by the Secretary of the Army Fort Carson Military Reservation which includes 3,133 acres of public lands and 11,415 acres of federally owned minerals; and Pi[ntilde]on Canyon Maneuver Site which includes 2,517 acres of public lands and approximately 130,139 acres of federally owned minerals. The withdrawal extension would protect the surface and mineral estates from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws including mining and mineral laws, geothermal leasing laws and mineral materials disposal laws. The withdrawal created by Public Law 104-201 will expire on September 22, 2011, unless extended. This notice gives the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed action to extend the withdrawal and gives notice of the opportunity for a public meeting.
Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; and Notice of Intent To Prepare an Amendment to the Kingman Resource Management Plan; Arizona
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined for classification approximately 1.31 acres of public land located in Mohave County, Arizona, and has found the surface of the land suitable for lease to the Pinion Pine Fire District under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, to be used as a fire station. In order to implement the classification decision, the BLM intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the proposed amendment to the BLM Kingman Resource Management Plan (RMP) by identifying the subject land as available for conveyance under the R&PP Act, and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Intent to prepare a Resource Management Plan for the West Eugene Wetlands Planning Area in the State of Oregon and Associated Environmental Impact Statement
In compliance 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) Eugene District Office, Eugene, Oregon, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) with an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West Eugene Wetlands Planning Area and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. The West Eugene Wetlands Planning Area comprises approximately 1,340 acres of acquired lands that do not have an existing RMP.
Eastern States; Filing of Plats of Survey
On Thursday, September 9, 2010, there was published in the Federal Register, Volume 75, Number 174, on page 54910 a notice entitled ``Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey''. Said notice referenced the stay of the plat of the dependent resurvey of a portion of the South and West boundaries, a portion of the subdivisional lines, and the subdivision of Sections 28-33, and the survey of a tract of land in Section 31 and adjusted record meanders in Sections 31 and 32, in Township 114 North, Range 15 West, of the Fifth Principal Meridian, in the State of Minnesota. This survey was accepted June 22, 2010. The protest against the survey was dismissed on April 6, 2011 and the plat of survey accepted June 22, 2010, was officially filed in Eastern States Office, Springfield, Virginia, at 7:30 a.m., on May 23, 2011. Copies of the plat will be made available upon request and prepayment of the reproduction fee of $7.50 per copy.