Call for Nominations for the Bureau of Land Management's California Desert District Advisory Council
The Bureau of Land Management's California Desert District is soliciting nominations from the public for five members of its District Advisory Council to serve the 2006-2008 three-year term. Council members provide advice and recommendations to BLM on the management of public lands in southern California.
Land Use Planning
This final rule modifies the BLM's planning regulations with three objectives. It defines cooperating agency and cooperating agency status. It clarifies the responsibility of managers to offer this status to qualified agencies and governments, and to respond to requests for this status. Finally, it makes clear the role of cooperating agencies in the various steps of BLM's planning process. The rule is necessary to emphasize the importance of working with Federal and state agencies and local and tribal governments through cooperating agency relationships in developing, amending, and revising the Bureau's resource management plans. BLM's current planning regulations do not mention the cooperating agency relationship.
Notice of Application for Disclaimer of Interest; Montana
The State of Montana has submitted an application for a recordable disclaimer of interest pursuant to section 315 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1745) and the regulations contained in 43 CFR 1864. A recordable disclaimer, if issued, will confirm that the United States has no valid interest in the subject lands. This notice is intended to inform the public of the pending application and the state's grounds for supporting it.