[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 184 (Friday, September 22, 2006)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-7834]
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Land Management
Notice of Availability of Lake Havasu Field Office Proposed
Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement
AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA) of Lake Havasu Field Office (LHFO)
Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact
SUMMARY: In compliance with the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM)
planning regulations, Title 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
1610.2(f)(3) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Regulations, Title 40 CFR 1502.9(a), the BLM hereby gives notice that
the LHFO PRMP/FEIS is available for public review and comment. The
planning area encompasses more than 1.3 million acres of BLM-
DATES: Written protests on the PRMP/FEIS will be accepted for 30 days
following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its
NOA in the Federal Register.
ADDRESSES: All protests must be in writing and must be sent to the
following address via regular mail or other delivery service. Protests
must be postmarked no later than 30 days after the NOA is published in
the Federal Register. The exact date will be published in local media
and on our Web site, http://www.blm.gov/AZ/LUP/havasu/lhfo_plan.htm.
Extensions will not be granted.
Protest letters must be sent to:
U.S. Postal Service, Director, Bureau of Land Management, Attention:
Brenda Williams (WO-210), P.O. Box 66538, Washington, DC 20035.
Overnight Express Mail,Director, Bureau of Land Management,Attention:
Brenda Williams (WO-210),1620 L Street, NW.,Suite 1075,Washington, DC
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gina Trafton, Bureau of Land
Management, 2610 Sweetwater Avenue, Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86406. To
receive a copy of the document, contact the BLM via e-mail at [email protected] or call (928) 505-1200.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A copy of the LHFO PRMP/FEIS is available
for review via the Internet from a link at http://www.blm.gov/AZ/LUP/havasu/lhfo_plan.htm, electronic (on CD-ROM) and paper at the BLM,
LHFO. Electronic (on CD-ROM) and paper copies may also be obtained by
contacting Gina Trafton at the aforementioned address and phone number.
E-mail and faxed protests will not be accepted as valid, unless the
protesting party also provides the original letter by regular mail or
other delivery service postmarked by the close of the protest period.
Under these conditions, the BLM will consider the e-mail or faxed
protest as an advance copy and it will receive full consideration. If
you wish to provide us with such advance notification, please direct
faxed protests to the attention of Brenda Hudgens-Williams, Protest
Coordinator, at (202) 452-5112 and e-mails to [email protected].
At a minimum, protest letters must include:
1. The name, mailing address, telephone number, and interest of the
person filing the protest.
2. A statement of the issue(s) being protested.
3. A statement of the part(s) of the proposed plan being protested.
To the extent possible, this should be done by reference to specific
pages, paragraphs, sections, tables, or maps included in the document.
4. A copy of all documents addressing the issue(s) that you
submitted during the planning process or a reference to the date the
issue(s) were discussed for the record.
5. A concise statement explaining why you believe the proposed plan
is wrong. All relevant facts need to be included in this statement of
reasons. The facts, reasons, and documentation are important to help us
understand your protest, and that you are not merely expressing
disagreement with the proposed decision.
The BLM Director will promptly render a decision on the protests.
The decision will be in writing and will set forth the reasons for the
decision. The protest decision will be sent to the protesting party by
certified mail, return receipt requested. The decision of the Director
will be the final decision of the Department of the Interior. The State
Director will sign the Record of Decision for the Lake Havasu Plan once
the protests are resolved.
Public comments, including names and street addresses of
respondents, will be available for public review at Bureau of Land
Management, 2610 Sweetwater Avenue, Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86406,
during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Monday through
Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may request
confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or street address
from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information
Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments.
Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All
submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals
identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations
or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their
The LHFO PRMP/FEIS is being developed by the BLM. The PRMP/FEIS
includes strategies for protecting and preserving the biological,
cultural, recreational, geological, educational, scientific, and scenic
values that balance multiple uses of the BLM-administered lands
throughout the LHFO planning area.
The Proposed Plan attempts to accomplish the above through
coordination with the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, Arizona Department of Transportation, Arizona State Land
Department, Arizona Game and Fish Department, California Department of
Fish and Game, the BLM, and other land managing agencies within the
boundaries of the planning areas. The range of alternatives in this
PRMP[bs]FEIS evaluates planning decisions brought
forward from the current BLM planning documents; the Yuma District
Resource Management Plan (1987), Kingman Resource Area Resource
Management Plan (1995), Lower Gila South Resource Management Plan
(1988) and Lower Gila North Management Framework Plan (1983).
The Proposed Plan identifies five potential Areas of Critical
Environmental Concern (ACECs): Beale Slough Riparian and Cultural ACEC
(2,395 acres); Bullhead Bajada Natural and Cultural ACEC (7,090 acres);
Crossman Peak Scenic ACEC (48,855 acres); Swansea Historic District
ACEC (5,973 acres); and Three Rivers Riparian ACEC (2,246 acres). The
following types of resource use limitations would generally apply to
these ACECs: (1) Design grazing prescriptions to achieve the desired
plant community objectives; (2) Recreation facilities would be limited
to projects that protect ACEC values; (3) Camping would be limited to
developed or signed sites; and (4) Travel would be permitted only on
designated open and signed routes. For detailed information see Chapter
2 Description of Alternatives, Special Area Designations section.
Teresa A. Raml,
Associate State Director.
[FR Doc. 06-7834 Filed 9-21-06; 8:45 am]
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