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240 / Friday, December 14, 2007 / Notices

ACRES OF BLM-MANAGED SURFACE ESTATE PROPOSED TO BE MANAGED AS ACECS UNDER THE ALTERNATIVES IN THE
DRAFT LMP/EIS
Alternative B
Values and use limitations Alternative A Alternative C Alternative D
(Preferred)

Big Gypsum Valley 0 6,062 17,116 0


Values: Natural systems (sensitive plants)
Limitations: Apply a no surface occupancy (NSO) stipulation for oil and gas
leasing and other surface disturbing activities, limit Off Highway Vehicle
(OHV) to designated routes, manage as Visual Resource Management
(VRM) II
Mud Springs/Remnant Ansazi ACEC 1,160 0 1,160 0
Values: Cultural and natural systems
Limitations: Apply a no surface occupancy (NSO) stipulation for oil and gas
leasing and other surface disturbing activities, limit Off Highway Vehicle
(OHV) to designated routes, and allow no new routes
Silvies Pocket 0 0 707 0
Value: Natural systems (sensitive plants)
Limitations: Manage as VRM II, apply NSO stipulation for oil and gas leas-
ing and other surface disturbing activities, and limit Off Highway Vehicle
(OHV) to designated routes
Grassy Hills 0 0 420 0
Value: Natural systems (sensitive plants)
Limitations: Apply NSO stipulation for oil and gas leasing and other surface
disturbing activities, limit OHV to designated routes, use grazing systems
to protect prairie dog habitat

Total Acres ............................................................................................... 1,160 6,062 19,403 0

Other key management concerns DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ADDRESSES: Copies of the DEIS are
addressed in the Draft LMP/DEIS available upon request from the BLM
include: Bureau of Land Management Idaho Falls District Office, 1405
• Balancing Management between the Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho,
ideas of maintaining ‘‘Working Forest [ID–310–7122–PH–8023; DDG–07–0010] 83401, phone 208–524–7530. You may
and Rangelands’’ and Retaining ‘‘Core request either a hard copy or a computer
Undeveloped Areas’’, Notice of Availability, Three Rivers disk (CD). A copy of the DEIS will be
• Recreation and Travel Management, Stone Quarry Expansion Draft posted on the Internet at http://
• Management of Special Areas and Environmental Impact Statement www.blm.gov/id/st/en/fo/challis/nepa/
Unique Landscapes (including ACECs, AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Three_Rivers.html. To receive full
Forest Service wilderness Interior. consideration, comments must be
recommendations, and suitability of postmarked no later than the last day of
ACTION: Notice of Availability.
rivers for Congressional designation into the written comment period. (The last
the Wild and Scenic Rivers System), SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102 (2)(C) day of the written comment period may
• Oil and Gas Leasing and of the National Environmental Policy be identified at the Internet address
Development. Act of 1969 and the Federal Land Policy above, after publication of the EPA
Comments, including names and Notice of Availability in the Federal
and Management Act of 1976, notice is
addresses of respondents, will be Register.)
hereby given that the Bureau of Land
available for public review at the SJPLC, You may submit comments on the
Management (BLM), Challis Field
and will be subject to disclosure under DEIS using any of the following
Office, has prepared a Draft
the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). methods:
Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
Before including your address, phone Mail: Charles Horsburgh, Project
to consider whether to approve an
number, e-mail address, or other Manager, BLM Idaho Falls District
Amended Plan of Operations for L&W
personal identifying information in your Office, 1405 Hollipark Drive, Idaho
Stone Corporation to continue mining
comment, be advised that your entire Falls, Idaho 83401.
flagstone from its Three Rivers Stone
comment—including your personal Fax: 208–524–7505.
Quarry.
identifying information—may be made E-mail: Three_Rivers_EIS@blm.gov.
publicly available at any time. While DATES: Written comments will be All public comments, including the
you can ask us in your comment to accepted for 45 days following the date names and mailing addresses of
withhold from public review your that the Environmental Protection respondents, will be available for public
personal identifying information, we Agency (EPA) publishes its Notice of review at the Idaho Falls District Office
cannot guarantee that we will be able to Availability in the Federal Register. The in Idaho Falls, Idaho, during regular
do so. BLM intends to hold two public business hours from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30
meetings during the 45-day comment p.m., Monday through Friday, except
Sally Wisely,
period, in Boise and Challis, Idaho. holidays, and may be published as part
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Colorado State Director. BLM will announce the public meeting of the Final EIS. Individual respondents
Mark Stiles, times and locations at least 15 days in may request confidentiality. Before
Forest Supervisor. advance through public notices, media including your address, phone number,
[FR Doc. E7–24208 Filed 12–13–07; 8:45 am] news releases, and/or newsletter e-mail address, or other personal
BILLING CODE 4310–DK–P mailings. identifying information in your

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comment, you should be aware that requirements, and minimize view-shed public park with related facilities to
your entire comment—including your impacts. meet the emergency service and park
personal identifying information—may L&W Stone will be required to submit space needs of this rapidly growing
be made publicly available at any time. an updated Plan of Operation that area. Related facilities include a fire
While you can ask us in your comment would incorporate the requirements of warehouse, outdoor vehicle storage,
to withhold your personal identifying the Alternative that is selected by the training facilities, parking, public
information from public review, we BLM Authorized Officer. restrooms, shade structures, and
cannot guarantee that we will be able to pedestrian trails. Additional detailed
David Rosenkrance,
do so. All submissions from information pertaining to this
BLM Challis Field Manager.
organizations and businesses, and from application, plan of development, and
individuals identifying themselves as [FR Doc. E7–24206 Filed 12–13–07; 8:45 am] site plan is in case file N–81544, which
representatives or officials of BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P is located in the BLM Las Vegas Field
organizations or businesses, will be Office at the above address.
available for public inspection in their Cities are a common applicant under
entirety. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR the public purposes provision of the
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management R&PP Act. The City of Henderson is a
Charles Horsburgh, Project Manager, political subdivision of the State of
NV–050–5853–ES; N–81544; 8–08807; Nevada and is therefore a qualified
BLM Idaho Falls District, 1405 TAS:14X5232]
Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho applicant under the R&PP Act. The land
83401, phone 208–524–7530, or fax is not required for any Federal purpose.
Notice of Realty Action: Lease/
208–524–7505. The lease/conveyance is consistent with
Conveyance for Recreation and Public
the BLM Las Vegas Resource
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: L&W Purposes of Public Lands in Clark
Management Plan, dated October 5,
Stone Corporation mines locatable County, NV
1998, and would be in the public
flagstone on public lands administered AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, interest. The lease/conveyance, when
by the BLM’s Challis Field Office in Interior. issued, will be subject to the provisions
Custer County, Idaho. L&W Stone ACTION: Notice of Realty Action. of the R&PP Act and applicable
submitted an Amended Plan of regulations of the Secretary of the
Operations for its quarry under the 43 SUMMARY: Recreation and Public Interior, and will contain the following
CFR part 3809 Regulations in December Purposes (R&PP) Act request for lease reservations to the United States:
2002. In 2004, the BLM completed an and subsequent conveyance of 1. A right-of-way thereon for ditches
Environmental Assessment (EA) approximately 10 acres of public land in or canals constructed by the authority of
regarding the Amended Plan of the City of Henderson, Clark County, the United States, Act, of August 30,
Operations, signed a Finding of No Nevada. The City of Henderson 1890 (43 U.S.C. 945).
Significant Impact (FONSI), and proposes to use the land for a city fire 2. All minerals shall be reserved to
approved the project. As a result of a station and public park. the United States, together with the
lawsuit that was filed objecting to that DATES: Interested parties may submit right to prospect for, mine and remove
approval, the BLM was ordered by the written comments regarding the such deposits from the same under
Federal District Court to prepare an EIS proposed lease/conveyance of the lands applicable law and such regulations as
for the Amended Plan of Operations. until January 28, 2008. the Secretary of the Interior may
The DEIS analyzes and discloses the ADDRESSES: Mail written comments to prescribe.
effects of four alternatives, including the the BLM Field Manager, Las Vegas Field The lease/conveyance will be subject
No Action and BLM’s Preferred Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las to:
Alternative. Alternative A, the No Vegas, NV, 89130–2301. 1. Valid existing rights;
Action Alternative, would result in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Phil 2. A right-of-way for an underground
cessation of quarrying activities and the Rhinehart, (702) 515–5182. distribution line granted to Nevada
implementation of reclamation Power Company, its successors and
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The
measures that would stabilize disturbed assigns, by right-of-way N–75952,
following described public land in Clark
areas. Alternative B would be a pursuant to the Act of October 21, 1976,
County, Nevada has been examined and
continuation of the interim mining plan 090 Stat. 2776, 43 U.S.C. 1761;
found suitable for lease and subsequent
that was developed by L&W Stone and 3. A right-of-way for roads, drainage,
conveyance under the provisions of the
approved by the District Court, which and municipal utilities granted to the
R&PP Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et
has allowed L&W Stone to mine while City of Henderson, its successors or
seq). The parcel of land is located in the
the EIS is being prepared. Alternative C assigns, by right-of-way N–77148,
southeast corner of St. Rose Parkway via
would be a continuation of mining pursuant to the Act of October 21, 1976,
the newly adopted alignment of Rancho
under the Preferred Alternative from 090 Stat. 2776, 43 U.S.C. 1761;
Destino Street and Bowles Street,
BLM’s 2004 EA. Alternative D, the 4. A right-of-way for fiber optic
Henderson, Nevada, and is legally
BLM’s Preferred Alternative described facilities granted to Nevada Power
described as:
in the DEIS, would be similar to Company, its successor and assigns, by
Alternative C, but would allow for the Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada right-of-way N–78680, pursuant to the
expansion of quarrying operations into T. 23 S., R. 61 E., Act of October 21, 1976, 090 Stat. 2776,
two new areas that contain flagstone Sec. 9, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4NW1⁄4. 43 U.S.C. 1761;
resources. The area described contains 10 acres, more 5. A right-of-way for power
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All Alternatives are consistent with or less. transmission lines granted to Nevada
the Challis Resource Management Plan In accordance with the R&PP Act, the Power Company, its successors and
and would protect public health, protect City of Henderson has filed an R&PP assigns, by right-of-way N–78683,
surface and groundwater resources, application to develop the above pursuant to the Act of October 21, 1976,
meet post-mining land use described land as a city fire station and 090 Stat. 2776, 43 U.S.C. 1761;

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