[Federal Register: July 15, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 136)]
[Page 40613-40614]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Bureau of Land Management


Notice of Intent To Amend the Kingman Resource Area, Resource 
Management Plan and Associated Environmental Assessment

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

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ACTION: Notice of intent.


SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kingman Field Office, 
Kingman, Arizona, intends to amend the Kingman Resource Management Plan 
(RMP) with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) and by this 
notice is announcing the start of the public scoping period. The 
Kingman RMP, approved March 1995, requires amendment in order to 
designate a Transportation Corridor in response to an Arizona 
Department of Transportation (ADOT) proposal to realign State Route 95 

DATES: Public scoping comments will be accepted for 30 days from the 
publication date of this Federal Register Notice.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: john_reid@blm.gov.
     Fax: 928-718-3761.
     Mail: Ruben Sanchez, Field Manager, BLM , Kingman Field 
Office, 2755 Mission Boulevard, Kingman, Arizona 86401.
    Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Kingman 
Field Office.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: For further information and/or to have your 
name added to our mailing list, contact John Reid, Environmental 
Protection Specialist, Kingman Field Office, telephone (928) 718-3735; 
e-mail john_reid@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides notice that the BLM 
Kingman Field Office, Kingman, Arizona, intends to amend the Kingman 
RMP with an associated EA and announces the public scoping period.
    The proposed location for the Transportation Corridor would be 
within Gila and Salt River Meridian, Mohave County, Arizona: T. 16N., 
R.20 W.; T. 17 N., R. 20 W.; T. 17 N., R. 21 W.; T. 19 N., R. 21 W.; 
and, T. 21 N., R. 20 W. The area described contains about 776 acres in 
Mohave County, Arizona. The amendment will fulfill the needs and 
obligations set forth by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 
the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), and BLM management 
policies. 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 purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant 
issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis and 
alternatives. You may submit comments on issues to the BLM using one of 
the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. To be most helpful, 
please submit formal scoping comments within 30 days after publication 
of this notice. Comments received after conclusion of the 30-day period 
will be considered, but may not be addressed in the EA. 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. 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.
    Preliminary issues and management concerns have been identified by 
BLM personnel, other agencies, and in meetings with individuals and 
user groups. They represent the BLM's knowledge to date regarding the 
existing issues and concerns with current land management. The major 
issues identified thus far that will be addressed include:
     Land Tenure adjustments;
     Cultural Resources management;
     Visual Resource management;
     Special Status Species management;
     Wild and Free Roaming Horse and Burro management; and,
     Resource Access and Travel Management.

In addition to these major issues, a number of management questions and 
concerns will be addressed in the RMP amendment. The public is 
encouraged to help identify these questions and concerns during the 
scoping phase.
    The Federal Highway Administration is in the process of developing 
an EIS that will analyze project specific effects. Following the 
preparation of the EIS there will be further opportunities for public 
involvement and comment.

    Authority: 43 CFR 2809.

    Dated: July 2, 2008.
Ruben A. S[aacute]nchez,
Kingman Field Office Manager.
[FR Doc. E8-16082 Filed 7-14-08; 8:45 am]