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13536 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No.

53 / Monday, March 21, 2005 / Notices

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR or file written statements for the Council McAlmond Canyon/Hauser Mountain
to consider. Depending on the number Wildlife Management Area.
Bureau of Indian Affairs of persons wishing to make an oral The BLM invites the public to
statement, a per-person time limit may participate in this planning effort.
Indian Gaming be established. Summary minutes of the Citizens are requested to help identify
AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, meeting will be available for public issues or concerns and to provide input
Interior. inspection and copying. on BLM’s proposed planning criteria as
The 15-member Council advises the described below under SUPPLEMENTARY
ACTION: Notice of approved Class III
Secretary of the Interior, through the INFORMATION.
Tribal-State Compact.
Bureau of Land Management, on a DATES: This notice initiates the public
SUMMARY: This notice publishes variety of planning and management scoping process. All comments received
approval of the First Amendment to the issues associated with public land shall be taken into consideration prior
Tribal-State Compact between the Reno- management in the Dakotas. to issuance of the Decision Record.
Sparks Indian Colony and the State of FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please submit any scoping or proposed
Nevada. Marian Atkins, Field Office Manager, planning criteria comments in writing,
EFFECTIVE DATE: March 21, 2005. South Dakota Field Office, 310 Roundup by April 20, 2005, to ensure inclusion
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: St., Belle Fourche, South Dakota. in the draft plan/EA. Comments on
George T. Skibine, Director, Office of Telephone 605–892–7000. Lonny issues and planning criteria may be
Indian Gaming Management, Office of Bagley, Field Office Manager, North submitted in writing to the address
the Deputy Assistant Secretary—Policy Dakota Field Office, 2933 3rd Ave. W. listed below.
and Economic Development, Dickinson, North Dakota. Telephone Public Participation: Public meetings
Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. 701–227–7700. will be held during the plan scoping
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under and document preparation period. In
Dated: March 15, 2005.
Section 11 of the Indian Gaming order to ensure local community
Lonny R. Bagley,
Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA), Public participation and input, public meetings
Field Manager. will be held in Dulzura, located within
Law 100–497, 25 U.S.C. 2710, the [FR Doc. 05–5498 Filed 3–18–05; 8:45 am]
Secretary of the Interior shall publish in and adjacent to the planning area in
the Federal Register notice of approved
BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P southwestern San Diego County. Early
Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of and ongoing participation is encouraged
engaging in Class III gaming activities and will help determine the future
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR management of federally managed
on Indian lands. This Amendment
allows for a one year extension of the public lands within the San Diego
Bureau of Land Management
current compact. County Management Area. All public
meetings will be announced through the
Dated: March 7, 2005. [CA–660–05–1220–DU] local news media, newsletters, and the
Michael D. Olsen, BLM Web site (
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary— South Coast Resource Management
at least 15 days prior to the event. The
Indian Affairs. Plan Amendment for the San Diego
minutes for each meeting will be
[FR Doc. 05–5481 Filed 3–18–05; 8:45 am] County Border Mountains
available to the public and open for 30
BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, days to any participant who wishes to
Interior. clarify the views they expressed. Upon
ACTION: Notice of intent. publication of the draft Plan
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Amendment/EA, additional public
SUMMARY: In compliance with Bureau of meetings will be announced to provide
Bureau of Land Management the public opportunities to comment on
Land Management (BLM) planning
[MT039–1020–05–AL] regulations, Title 43 Code of Federal the alternatives and submit oral
Regulations (CFR) part 1610.5–5, this comments. Written comments will be
North Dakota: Dakotas Resource provides notice that the BLM Palm accepted and considered throughout the
Advisory Council Meeting Springs-South Coast Field Office planning process. Individual
AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, proposes to prepare an amendment to respondents may request
North Dakota Field Office, Interior. the South Coast RMP with an associated confidentiality. If you wish to withhold
environmental assessment (EA) or, if your name or street address from public
ACTION: Notice of meeting.
needed, an environmental impact review or from disclosure under the
SUMMARY: A meeting of the Dakotas statement (EIS) for BLM-administered Freedom of Information Act, you must
Resource Advisory Council will be held public lands in the Border Mountains state this prominently at the beginning
May 3–4, 2005, in Fort Meade, SD. At portion of the San Diego County of your written comment. Such requests
3 p.m. on May 3 we will meet at 54 Management Area. The plan will be honored to the extent allowed by
Sheridan Street in Fort Meade, SD. The amendment proposes to establish law. All submissions from organizations
meeting will reconvene on Wednesday management guidelines for lands and businesses, and from individuals
at 8 a.m. Agenda items include: acquired since 1994 and designate a identifying themselves as
National Cemetery, Prairie Dogs, Sage route of travel network. This planning representatives or officials of
Grouse Conservation Plan review, activity encompasses approximately organizations or businesses, will be
Coteau Coal Mine, ND Grasslands fire 60,000 acres of federally managed available for public inspection in their
damage and rehabilitation. public land, including the Otay entirety.
The meeting is open to the public and Mountain Wilderness, the Hauser ADDRESSES: Written comments should
a public comment period is set for 1 Mountain Wilderness Study Area, the be sent to Gail Acheson—Field
p.m. on May 4, 2005. The public may Kuchamaa Area of Critical Manager, Palm Springs-South Coast
make oral statements before the Council Environmental Concern (ACEC), and the Field Office, Bureau of Land

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Management, P.O. Box 581260, North City of San Diego and 13 other • In compliance with all applicable
Palm Springs, CA 92258; or by fax at jurisdictions, San Diego County, the San environmental laws, regulations and
(760) 251–4899, or by e-mail at Diego Association of Governments policies which address such pertinent Documents pertinent (SANDAG), the California Department topics as BLM’s multiple use mandate,
to this proposal, including comments of Fish and Game (CDFG), and the U.S. valid existing rights, the Bureau’s
with the names and addresses of Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The energy policy, route designation, habitat
respondents, will be available for public MSCP identified over 24,700 acres of and range management, and critical
review at the Palm Springs-South Coast BLM managed public land as the Otay/ elements of the human environment
Field Office located at 690 W. Garnet Kuchamaa Cooperative Management such as ACEC’s, threatened and
Avenue, North Palm Springs, California, Area and as a ‘‘core area’’ of the MSCP. endangered species, cultural resources,
or the San Diego Project Office located In a Memorandum of Understanding Native American consultation, water
at 10845 Rancho Bernardo Road, Suite between BLM, local governments, and quality, air quality, wilderness, and
102, San Diego, California, during state and federal wildlife agencies, the other topics.
regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 BLM agreed to cooperate in the design, • In close coordination with the local
p.m., Monday through Friday, except land acquisition, and management of jurisdictions, State, and other Federal
holidays, and may be published as part the MSCP to promote biological agencies to facilitate consistency with
of the EA. diversity and facilitate permitting in the the MSCP.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For planning area. Since 1994 the BLM has • To facilitate consistency with
further information and/or to have your acquired over 6,000 acres of sensitive relevant plans such as Recovery Plans
name added to our mailing list contact habitat in support of the MSCP. These prepared by the USFWS.
Greg Hill at (760) 251–4840, new federal lands and MSCP • Such that nothing in the proposed designations are not addressed by the plan amendment shall have the effect of
1994 South Coast RMP. Additional terminating any validly issued rights-of-
issues and concerns would be way or customary operation,
Border Mountains planning area maintenance, repair, and/or
encompasses the BLM public lands east considered as identified through the
public participation process. replacement activities in such rights-of-
of Otay Mesa, south of Interstate 8, and ways in accordance with sections 509(a)
west of the California Desert In compliance with 43 CFR 1610.4–2,
the BLM requests public input on the and 701(a) of FLPMA.
Conservation Area boundary (T.17 S., An interdisciplinary approach will be
R.1 E.; T.18 S., R.1 E.; T.17 S., R.2 E.; following proposed planning criteria,
which will guide development and used to develop the plan in order to
T.18 S., R.2 E.; T.17 S., R.3 E.; T.18 S., consider the variety of resource issues
R.3 E.; T.17 S., R.4 E.; T.18 S., R.4 E.; establish ‘‘sideboards’’ for preparation
of the South Coast Plan Amendment. and concerns identified. Disciplines
T.17 S., R.5 E.; T.18 S., R.5 E.; T.17 S., involved in the planning process will
R.6 E.; T.18 S., R.6 E.; T.17 S., R.7 E., Please submit any comments in writing
to the BLM address listed above no later include specialists with expertise in
and T.18 S., R.7 E.). outdoor recreation, archaeology,
Since completion of the South Coast than 30 days from the date of this
Federal Register notice. wildlife and plants, lands and realty,
RMP in 1994, new circumstances have hydrology, soils, geographic information
prompted the need for an amendment to Selection of the preferred alternative
will be based on the following proposed systems, rangeland management,
the plan, particularly in the Border minerals and geology, sociology, and
Mountains area. The following is a planning criteria:
• Promote long-term recovery and economics.
summary of the major issues and new
circumstances BLM proposes to address viability of native flora and fauna. Gail Acheson,
in this plan amendment. An important • Would not unduly burden Bureau Field Manager, Palm Springs-South Coast
management action required under BLM resources and funding capability, Field Office.
policy and land use planning including maintenance activities. [FR Doc. 05–5457 Filed 3–18–05; 8:45 am]
requirements is designation of Off • Would consider the ability to BILLING CODE 4310–40–P
Highway Vehicle (OHV) roads and manage and implement approved
trails. Although OHV Area designations actions relative to the urban/wildland
were completed in 1994, vehicle route interface, the public/private interface, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
designations were not completed. Since and border related national security
1994, the BLM has also acquired several concerns. National Park Service
thousand acres of public lands for • Seek to achieve common goals set
which OHV Area designations have not forth in the MSCP. Boundary Establishment for Flight 93
been assigned and where roads and • Selection of the preferred National Memorial
trails have not been inventoried. alternative shall be conducted in close AGENCY: National Park Service.
The creation of the San Diego coordination with the local jurisdictions ACTION: Notice of boundary
Multiple Species Conservation Plan to promote land management establishment.
(MSCP) and the Otay Mountain consistency, effectiveness, and cost
Wilderness, along with associated land efficiency across jurisdictional SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that,
acquisitions and the changing needs and boundaries. pursuant to Public Law 107–226 (116
interests of the public, also necessitates Development of the South Coast RMP Stat. 1345, 16 U.S.C. 431 note), dated
a plan amendment. The MSCP, covering Amendment shall be conducted: September 24, 2002, a boundary is
85 species and intended to preserve • In compliance with the National hereby established for Flight 93
over 170,000 acres of habitat, was Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Memorial, located in Somerset
signed in 1997 to meet requirements of Federal Land Policy and Management County, Pennsylvania, to encompass
the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (as Act (FLPMA), the Otay Mountain lands depicted on Map No. 04–01 that
amended), and the California Natural Wilderness Act (1999), and the was attached to Resolution 0401 issued
Communities Conservation Program Endangered Species Act of 1973, as by the Flight 93 Advisory Commission
(NCCP). The MSCP was signed by the amended. on July 30, 2004.

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