[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 139 (Thursday, July 18, 1996)]
[Pages 37491-37492]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-18239]



Notice of Intent To Conduct a Planning Review and Request for 
Public Participation Concerning a Travel Management Plan for the 
Shirley Mountain Area

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Great Divide Resource 
Area, Rawlins, Wyoming, is inviting the public to identify issues and 
concerns to be addressed in a review of the existing road system and 
vehicular use management decisions for the Shirley Mountain Area.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Interested parties may obtain further 
information or request to be placed on the Rawlins BLM District mailing 
list by contacting John Spehar, Project Coordinator, at the Great 
Divide Resource Area Office, Bureau of Land Management, 1300 North 
Third Street, Rawlins, Wyoming 82301, telephone (307) 328-4200.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A review of the Shirley Mountain Area is 
needed to evaluate the adequacy of the existing road system and 
vehicular use management decisions for the area. This planning review 
will determine whether:

--The existing management decisions in the Great Divide Resource 
Management Plan (RMP) provide for an appropriate level of resource 
--Management actions and alternatives that may be considered are in 
conformance with existing decisions in the Great divide RMP.
--An amendment to the great Divide RMP will be necessary.

    The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental analysis 
process will be used in conducting the planning review and in making 
the above determinations for the area. The appropriate NEPA document, 
either an environmental assessment (EA) or an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS), if the EA results in a finding of significant impacts, 
will be prepared to document the review and its results.
    The planning review will include opportunities for public 
participation. These will be announced through Federal Register 
notices, media news releases or mailings. A tour showing some of the 
problem roads in the Shirley Mountain Area will be

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conducted during the summer of 1996. The public will be invited to one 
or more meetings to discuss:

--Problems, conflict, concerns, and planning issues in the review area.
--Potential management options.

    If the planning review results in the need to amend the Great 
Divide RMP, other notices, mailings, or news releases will announce a 
30-day comment/protest period on the amendment proposal.

    Dated: July 15, 1996.
Alan R. Pierson,
State Director.
[FR Doc. 96-18239 Filed 7-17-96; 8:45 am]