[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 19 (Friday, January 28, 2011)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-1902]
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Land Management
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Notice of Intent To Prepare a Recreation Area Management Plan, a
Comprehensive Transportation and Travel Management Plan for the Las
Vegas Field Office, Nevada and Associated Environmental Impact
AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of Intent.
SUMMARY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of
1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of
1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field
Office, Las Vegas, Nevada, intends to prepare a Recreation Area
Management Plan (RAMP), Comprehensive Transportation and Travel
Management (CTTM) Plan with an associated Environmental Impact
Statement (EIS) for the Las Vegas Field Office and by this notice is
announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public
comments and identify issues.
DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the RAMP/
CTTM with associated EIS. Comments on issues may be submitted in
writing until March 29, 2011. The date(s) and location(s) of any
scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through
local media and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo.html. In order to be included in the Draft EIS, all comments must
be received prior to the close of the 30-day scoping period or 30 days
after the last public meeting, whichever is later. We will provide
additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of
the Draft RAMP/CTTM/EIS.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria
related to the Las Vegas RAMP/CTTM/EIS using any of the following
Web site: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo.html;
Mail: BLM Las Vegas Field Office, RAMP/CTTA/EIS, 4701
North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130-2301; and
Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the
Southern Nevada District, Las Vegas Field Office.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have
your name added to the mailing list, contact Marilyn Peterson, Project
Manager, telephone 702-515-5054, or e-mail LVFO_RAMPS@blm.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Las Vegas Resource Management Plan
recommended the completion of the RAMP to provide more specific
management direction. The CTTM will address transportation and travel
issues in the Las Vegas Field Office. The RAMP will direct
implementation of recreation and CTTM decisions. The planning area is
located in Clark County, Nevada, and encompasses approximately
3,374,519 acres of public land. The purpose of the public scoping
process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope
of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and guide the
planning process. Preliminary issues for the planning area have been
identified by BLM personnel; Federal, State, and local agencies; and
other stakeholders. These issues include:
How will cultural and natural resources be preserved for
current and future generations?
How to manage recreation in a manner that is compatible
with the plans and needs of Native American tribes and other local,
State, and Federal agencies?
How will the RAMP/CTTM be responsive to continually
changing conditions, stemming primarily from an increasing urban
How will visitors' activities be managed in a manner that
protects the cultural and natural resources while providing reasonable
What facilities and infrastructure will be needed to
provide visitor services, information/interpretation, and
administration of recreation opportunities?
How will the RAMPS/CTTM integrate with other Federal,
regional and local plans?
How will CTTM designations be incorporated into long-term
goals for recreation and other resource needs?
What effect will rights-of-way authorizations and land
sales have on recreation opportunities?
Where can urban trails connect to Federal lands; and
How should the Las Vegas Perimeter Open Space and Trail
concept, located primarily on BLM lands, be considered?
You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing
to the BLM at public scoping meetings or you may submit them to the BLM
using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section of this
notice. To be most helpful, you should submit comments within the 60-
day public comment period. Before including your address, phone number,
e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your
comment, you should be aware that the entire comment--including
personal identifying information--may be made publicly available at any
time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we
will be able to do so. The minutes and list of attendees for each
scoping meeting will be available to the public and open for 30 days
after the meeting to any participant who wishes to clarify the views he
or she expressed. The BLM will evaluate the identified issues, to be
addressed in the plan, and will place them into one of three
1. Issues to be resolved in the plan;
2. Issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action;
3. Issues beyond the scope of this plan.
The BLM will provide an explanation in the Draft RAMP/CTTM/EIS as
to why an issue is placed in category 2 or 3. The public is also
encouraged to help identify any management questions and concerns that
should be addressed in the plan. The BLM will work collaboratively with
interested parties to identify the management decisions that are best
suited to local, regional, and national needs and concerns.
The BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the plan
in order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns
identified. Specialists with expertise in the following disciplines
will be involved in the planning process: Renewable energy, lands and
realty, minerals management, outdoor recreation, air resources, visual
resources, vegetation, cultural resources, paleontology, botany,
special status species, wildlife and fisheries, hydrology, sociology
Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7; 43 CFR 1610.2 and 8342.1-2.
Robert B. Ross, Jr.,
Manager, Las Vegas Field Office.
[FR Doc. 2011-1902 Filed 1-27-11; 8:45 am]
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