[Federal Register: June 15, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 115)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Land Management
Notice of Availability of Proposed Resource Management Plans and
Associated Final Environmental Impact Statements for Three Bureau of
Land Management Field Offices in Northeast California and Northwest
Nevada: The Eagle Lake Field Office, the Alturas Field Office and the
Surprise Field Office
AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of availability.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of
1969 and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Bureau
of Land Management (BLM) has prepared three Proposed Resource
Management Plans/Final Environmental Impact Statements (PRMPs/FEISs)
for public lands managed by the Eagle Lake Field Office, Susanville,
California; the Alturas Field Office, Alturas, California; and the
Surprise Field Office, Cedarville, California. These plans are now
available for public review.
DATES: BLM planning regulations (43 CFR 1610.5-2) state that any person
who participated in the planning process, and has an interest which is
or may be adversely affected, may protest. The protest must be filed
within 30 days of the date that the Environmental Protection Agency
publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register.
Instructions for filing protests are described in the front cover of
the Alturas, Eagle Lake, and Surprise PRMPs/FEISs and in the
Supplementary Information section of this notice.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Jeff Fontana, Public Affairs Officer,
Bureau of Land Management, 2950 Riverside Dr., Susanville, CA 96130,
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the Alturas, Eagle Lake, and
Surprise PRMPs/FEISs have been sent to affected Federal, State, and
local government agencies and to interested parties, and are available
for public inspection at the BLM's Alturas Field Office, 708 West 12th
Street, Alturas, California; the Eagle Lake Field Office, 2950
Riverside Drive, Susanville, California; or the Surprise Field Office,
602 Cressler Street, Cedarville, California. Interested persons may
also review the PRMPs/FEISs on the Internet at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.blm.gov/ca/pa/planning/landuseplanning.html
Comments on the Draft RMPs/EISs received from the public were
incorporated into the PRMPs/FEISs. Public comments resulted in the
addition of clarifying text, but did not significantly change proposed
land use decisions.
Instructions for filing a protest with the Director of the BLM
regarding the PRMPs/EISs may be found at 43 CFR 1610.5-2. A protest may
only raise those issues which were submitted for the record during the
planning process. E-mail and faxed protests will not be accepted as
valid protests unless the protesting party also provides the original
letter by either regular or overnight mail postmarked by the close of
the protest period. Under these conditions, BLM will consider the e-
mail or faxed protest as an advance copy and it will receive full
consideration. If you wish to provide BLM with such advance
notification, please direct faxed protests to the attention of the BLM
protest coordinator at 202-452-5112, and e-mails to Brenda_Hudgens-Williams@blm.gov
Please direct the follow-up letter to the appropriate address
The protest must contain:
a. The name, mailing address, telephone number, and interest of the
person filing the protest.
b. A statement of the part or parts of the plan and the issue or
issues being protested.
c. A copy of all documents addressing the issue(s) that the
protesting party submitted during the planning process or a statement
of the date they were discussed for the record.
d. A concise statement explaining why the protestor believes the
State Director's decision is wrong.
All protests must be in writing and mailed to one of the following
Regular Mail: Director (210), Attention: Brenda Williams, P.O. Box
66538, Washington, DC 20035.
Overnight Mail: Director (210), Attention: Brenda Williams, 1620 L
Street, NW., Suite 1075, Washington, DC 20036.
Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to
withhold your name and/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 protest. Such requests will be
honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from
organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying
themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or
businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety.
The Director will promptly render a decision on the protest. The
decision will be in writing and will be sent to the protesting party by
certified mail, return receipt requested. The decision of the Director
is the final decision of the Department of the Interior.
Dated: November 6, 2006.
Eagle Lake Field Office Manager.
Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the
Federal Register June 12, 2007.
[FR Doc. E7-11582 Filed 6-14-07; 8:45 am]
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