[Federal Register: August 20, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 160)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Land Management
[AZ-310-7122-ES-5793; AZA 32905]
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Amendment to the Kingman Resource
Management Plan; Arizona
AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of intent.
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Field Office, Kingman,
Arizona intends to prepare an amendment to the Kingman Resource
Management Plan (RMP) to determine if a parcel of public lands
(identified below) should be classified under Section 7 of the Taylor
Grazing Act (43 U.S.C. 315f) and Executive Order No. 6910, for actions
under the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended (43
U.S.C. 869 et seq.).
DATES: In order to ensure consideration in the Environmental Analysis
(EA) of the proposed plan amendment, comments must be received by
September 19, 2007.
ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Wayne King, Field Manager,
BLM Kingman Field Office, 2755 Mission Boulevard, Kingman, Arizona
Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Kingman
BLM Field Office.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andy Whitefield, Land Law Examiner,
BLM Kingman Field Office, telephone 928-718-3746.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides notice that the BLM
Field Office, Kingman, Arizona, intends to prepare an environmental
analysis to determine whether or not it should amend its RMP and
initiates scoping for the proposed amendment. The purpose of the public
scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the
scope of the environmental analysis concerning whether or not the BLM
should be allowed to classify the following described public lands for
actions under the R&PP Act:
Gila and Salt River Meridian, Arizona
T. 20 N., R. 16 W.,
Sec. 1, lot 5.
The area described contains 1.31 acres, more or less.
These lands were acquired along with other lands pursuant to an
exchange executed under the authority of section 206 of the Federal
Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), as amended, 43 U.S.C. 1716.
When acquired, these lands became ``public lands,'' pursuant to section
205(c) of FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1715(c), and thus made subject to BLM
classification and planning requirements. One parcel was acquired
subject to a lease made with the Pinion Pine Fire District for a fire
station. The lease subsequently expired, prior to which the Fire
District applied to the BLM for the conveyance of the same parcel,
together with additional adjacent public land, pursuant to the R&PP
Act. This parcel and the adjacent public lands are those described
above and are included in the Fire District's R&PP Act application.
Since it is the policy of the BLM not to convey lands under the
authority of the R&PP Act that have been acquired by exchange under the
authority of Section 206 of FLPMA, the BLM will only consider leasing
the surface of the above described lands under the authority of the
R&PP Act. 43 CFR 2740.0-6(e).
The BLM Kingman RMP limits the public lands under its purview that
may be leased or conveyed pursuant to the R&PP Act to those parcels
specifically identified in the RMP for that use or that are designated
for disposal. The above described lands are not so identified in the
Kingman RMP. Therefore, the BLM
is initiating scoping to determine if it should amend the Kingman RMP
in accordance with 43 CFR 1610.5-5 to identify the above described
lands as being eligible for actions under the authority of the R&PP
Act. Planning criteria relevant to this proposal are found in the
Comments: The public is invited to provide comments regarding any
concerns, issues, or proposed alternatives to the proposed Kingman RMP
Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be
aware that your entire comment--including your 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. 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 entirety.
Dated: August 8, 2007.
Kingman Field Manager.
[FR Doc. E7-16337 Filed 8-17-07; 8:45 am]
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