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[Federal Register: November 19, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 224)]
[Notices]               
[Page 69676-69677]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr19no08-111]                         

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[UT-090-1610-017J]

 
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Monticello
Field Office Approved Resource Management Plan

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The BLM announces the availability of the Approved Resource
Management Plan (RMP)/Record of Decision (ROD) for the Monticello Field
Office located in Utah. The Department of the Interior Assistant
Secretary for Land and Minerals Management signed the ROD on November
17, 2008, which constitutes the final decision of the Department of the
Interior and makes the Approved RMP effective immediately.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Approved RMP/ROD are available upon request at
the BLM Monticello Field Office, 365 North Main, Monticello, UT 84535,
or via the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/monticello/
planning/html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BLM Monticello Field Office, Nick
Sandberg, Associate Field Office Manager, telephone (435) 587-1500; 365
N. Main, Monticello, Utah 84535.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Approved RMP was developed with
multiple opportunities for public participation through a multi-year
collaborative planning process. The BLM sought participation from the
public, tribes, and local, State, and Federal agencies in the
development of this RMP and will continue to pursue partnerships in the
management of public lands. No inconsistencies with State or local
plans, policies, or programs were identified during the Governor's
consistency review of the Proposed RMP/Final Environmental Impact
Statement (EIS). The Approved RMP is designed to achieve or maintain
desired future conditions identified through the planning process.
    The Monticello Field Office Approved RMP/ROD addresses management
of approximately 1.8 million acres of BLM-administered surface lands
and 2.5 million acres of federally owned mineral estate in San Juan
County and a small portion of Grand County, Utah. The planning effort
addressed a variety of management issues, including: Cultural
resources; recreation and off-highway vehicle management; visual
resources; woodlands products; special designations, including Areas of
Critical

[[Page 69677]]

Environmental Concern (ACEC) and suitability recommendations for wild
and scenic rivers; range management and livestock grazing; lands with
wilderness characteristics; oil, gas and mining; and special status
species, among others. The Monticello Approved RMP/ROD is nearly the
same as Alternative C in the Monticello Proposed RMP/Final EIS,
published in September 2008, and carries forward the designation
decision for seven ACECs, as described in the Proposed RMP/Final EIS.
    The BLM Director's Office has dismissed or resolved each of the 20
protests received, thus allowing for immediate implementation of the
Approved RMP. This ROD serves as the final decision by the Department
of the Interior for the land use plan and implementation level
decisions in the Approved RMP.

Jeff Rawson,
Acting State Director.
[FR Doc. E8-27460 Filed 11-18-08; 8:45 am]

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