Notice of Emergency Closure of Selected Public Lands in Monterey County, California
In accordance with 43 CFR 8364.1(a), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Hollister Field Office will immediately close selected public lands to the establishment of new geocaches on Fort Ord Public Lands (FOPL) within Monterey County, California. Existing geocaches will be evaluated and BLM will determine whether or not they need to be removed. Specifically, this closure pertains to public lands located within the 7,200-acre Fort Ord Public Lands in T.14, 15, & 16 S., R. 2 E., in Monterey County, California. The public is currently prohibited from engaging in off-trail recreation use as established in an Emergency Closure of Public Lands notice dated December 5, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 235). This action is necessary to prevent geocachers from establishing new geocaches on the Fort Ord Public Lands that may expose themselves, and others, to munitions sites. The action is also intended to reduce off-trail use that can have considerable adverse effects on soil, vegetation, wildlife, endangered species, and authorized uses on the public lands.
Notice of Invitation-Coal Exploration License Application NDM 96918
Members of the public are hereby invited to participate with Dakota Westmoreland Corporation in a program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in lands located in Mercer County, North Dakota, encompassing 640.00 acres.