[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 195 (Friday, October 8, 1999)]
[Page 54908]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-26396]



Bureau of Land Management
[CA-018-1430-01; CACA 38618]

Notice of Public Meeting; Proposed Land Withdrawal for the South 
Fork of the American River, El Dorado County, CA

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces the forthcoming public meeting that will 
provide an opportunity for public involvement regarding the Department 
of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management's application for protective 
withdrawal for the BLM lands along the South Fork of the American 

DATES: November 8, 1999.

Folsom Field Office, (916) 985-4474.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that a public meeting 
will be held to provide an opportunity for public comment regarding the 
application by the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land 
Management for a 50-year protective withdrawal on 3,368.85 acres of 
land along the South Fork of the American River. On December 3, 1997, a 
petition was approved allowing the Bureau of Land Management to file an 
application to withdraw the land from settlement, sale location, or 
entry under the general land laws, including the mining laws, subject 
to valid existing rights. The Notice of the proposal was published in 
the Federal Register and the Mountain Democrat newspaper on December 
15, 1997, and January 19, 1998, respectively.
    The purpose of the proposed withdrawal is to assure long term 
protection and preservation of the riparian areas, wildlife habitat, 
scenic quality, and high recreation values of the public lands, newly 
acquired lands, and lands proposed to be acquired in the corridor of 
the South Fork of the American River.
    The meeting will begin at 7 p.m., Monday, November 8, 1999, at the 
Best Western Motel, 6850 Greenleaf Rd., Placerville, CA. The agenda 
will include: (1) An information briefing by the Bureau of Land 
Management; (2) Oral Statements by interested parties; (3) a question 
and answer period.
    The meeting is open to the public. Interested parties may make oral 
statements at the meeting. All statements received will be considered 
by the BLM before any recommendation concerning the proposed withdrawal 
is submitted to the Secretary of the Interior for final action under 
the authority of Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management 
Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1714).

    Dated: October 1, 1999.
D.K. Swickard,
Field Manager, Folsom Field Office.
[FR Doc. 99-26396 Filed 10-7-99; 8:45 am]