[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 164 (Friday, August 25, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40547-40549]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-18017]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Newspapers Used for Publication of Legal Notices in the 
Southwestern Region, Which Includes Arizona, New Mexico, and Parts of 
Oklahoma and Texas

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice lists the newspapers that will be used by all 
Ranger Districts, Grasslands, Forests, and the Regional Office of the 
Southwestern Region to publish legal notices. The intended effect of 
this action is to inform interested members of the public which 
newspapers the Forest Service will use to publish notices of proposed 
actions, notices of decision, and notices of opportunity to file an 
objection or appeal. This will provide the public with constructive 
notice of Forest Service proposals and decisions, provide information 
on the procedures to comment, appeal, or object, and establish the date 
that the Forest Service will use to determine if comments, appeals, or 
objections were timely.

DATES: Publication of legal notices in the listed newspapers will begin 
on the date of this publication and continue until further notice.

ADDRESSES: Roxanne Turley, Regional Administrative Review Coordinator, 
Forest Service, Southwestern Region; 333 Broadway SE., Albuquerque, NM 
87102-3498.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roxanne Turley, Regional 
Administrative Review Coordinator; (505) 842-3178.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The administrative procedures at 36 CFR 
parts 218 and 219 require the Forest Service to publish notices in a

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newspaper of general circulation. The content of the notices is 
specified in 36 CFR parts 218 and 219. In general, the notices will 
identify: The decision or project, by title or subject matter; the name 
and title of the official making the decision; how to obtain additional 
information; and where and how to file comments, appeals, or 
objections. The date the notice is published will be used to establish 
the official date for the beginning of the comment, appeal, or 
objection period. Where more than one newspaper is listed for any unit, 
the first newspaper listed is the primary newspaper of record of which 
publication date shall be used for calculating the time period to file 
comment, appeal, or an objection.

Southwestern Regional Office

Regional Forester

    Notices of Availability for Comment and Decisions and Objections 
affecting New Mexico Forests:--``Albuquerque Journal'', Albuquerque, 
New Mexico, for National Forest System Lands in the State of New Mexico 
for any projects of Region-wide impact, or for any projects affecting 
more than one National Forest or National Grassland in New Mexico. 
Regional Forester Notices of Availability for Comment and Decisions and 
Objections affecting Arizona Forests:--``The Arizona Republic'', 
Phoenix, Arizona, for National Forest System lands in the State of 
Arizona for any projects of Region-wide impact, or for any projects 
affecting more than one National Forest in Arizona.
    Regional Forester Notices of Availability for Comment and Decisions 
and Objections affecting National Grasslands in New Mexico, Oklahoma, 
and Texas are listed by Grassland and location as follows: Kiowa 
National Grassland notices published in:--``Union County Leader'', 
Clayton New Mexico. Rita Blanca National Grassland in Cimarron County, 
Oklahoma notices published in:--``Boise City News'', Boise City, 
Oklahoma. Rita Blanca National Grassland in Dallam County, Texas 
notices published in:--``The Dalhart Texan'', Dalhart, Texas. Black 
Kettle National Grassland in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma notices 
published in:--``Cheyenne Star'', Cheyenne, Oklahoma. Black Kettle 
National Grassland in Hemphill County, Texas notices published in:--
``The Canadian Record'', Canadian, Texas. McClellan Creek National 
Grassland in Gray County, Texas notices published in:--``The Pampa 
News'', Pampa, Texas.
    Regional Forester Notices of Availability for Comment and Decisions 
and Objections affecting only one National Forest or National Grassland 
unit will appear in the newspaper of record elected by each National 
Forest or National Grassland as listed below.

Arizona National Forests

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

    Notices for Availability for Comments, Decisions and Objections by 
Forest Supervisor, Alpine Ranger District, Black Mesa Ranger District, 
Lakeside Ranger District, and Springerville Ranger District are 
published in:--``The White Mountain Independent'', Apache County, 
Arizona.
    Clifton Ranger District Notices are published in:--``Copper Era'', 
Clifton, Arizona.

Coconino National Forest

    Notices for Availability for Comments, Decisions and Objections by 
Forest Supervisor, Mogollon Rim Ranger District, and Flagstaff Ranger 
District are published in:--``Arizona Daily Sun'', Flagstaff, Arizona.
    Red Rock Ranger District Notices are published in:--``Red Rock 
News'', Sedona, Arizona.

Coronado National Forest

    Notices for Availability for Comments, Decisions and Objections by 
Forest Supervisor and Santa Catalina Ranger District are published 
in:--``The Arizona Daily Star'', Tucson, Arizona.
    Douglas Ranger District Notices are published in:--``Daily 
Dispatch'', Douglas, Arizona; notices for projects occurring within the 
Peloncillo Mountain Range (the Peloncillo Ecological Management Area) 
are published in:--``Hidalgo County Herald'', Lordsburg, New Mexico. 
Nogales Ranger District Notices are published in:--``Nogales 
International'', Nogales, Arizona. Sierra Vista Ranger District Notices 
for projects east of Highway 83 are published in:--``Sierra Vista 
Herald'', Sierra Vista, Arizona; notices for projects west of Highway 
83 are published in:--``Nogales International'', Nogales, Arizona. 
Safford Ranger District Notices are published in:--``Eastern Arizona 
Courier'', Safford, Arizona.

Kaibab National Forest

    Notices for Availability for Comments, Decisions and Objections by 
Forest Supervisor, North Kaibab Ranger District, Tusayan Ranger 
District, and Williams Ranger District Notices are published in:--
``Arizona Daily Sun'', Flagstaff, Arizona.

Prescott National Forest

    Notices for Availability for Comments, Decisions and Objections by 
Forest Supervisor, Bradshaw Ranger District, and Chino Valley Ranger 
District are published in:--``Daily Courier'', Prescott, Arizona.
    Verde Ranger District Notices are published in: ``Verde 
Independent'', Cottonwood, Arizona.

Tonto National Forest

    Notices for Availability for Comments, Decisions, and Objections by 
Forest Supervisor, Cave Creek Ranger District, and Mesa Ranger District 
are published in:--``Arizona Capitol Times'', in Phoenix, Arizona.
    Globe Ranger District Notices are published in:--``Arizona Silver 
Belt'', Globe, Arizona. Payson Ranger District, Pleasant Valley Ranger 
District and Tonto Basin Ranger District Notices are published in:--
``Payson Roundup'', Payson, Arizona.

New Mexico National Forests

Carson National Forest

    Notices for Availability for Comments, Decisions and Objections by 
Forest Supervisor, Camino Real Ranger District, Tres Piedras Ranger 
District and Questa Ranger District are published in:--``The Taos 
News'', Taos, New Mexico.
    Canjilon Ranger District and El Rito Ranger District Notices are 
published in:--``Rio Grande Sun'', Espanola, New Mexico.
    Jicarilla Ranger District Notices are published in:--``Farmington 
Daily Times'', Farmington, New Mexico.

Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands

    Notices for Availability for Comments, Decisions and Objections by 
Forest Supervisor affecting lands in New Mexico, except the National 
Grasslands are published in:--``Albuquerque Journal'', Albuquerque, New 
Mexico.
    Forest Supervisor Notices affecting National Grasslands in New 
Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas are published by grassland and location as 
follows: Kiowa National Grassland in Colfax, Harding, Mora and Union 
Counties, New Mexico published in:--``Union County Leader'', Clayton, 
New Mexico. Rita Blanca National Grassland in Cimarron County, Oklahoma 
published in:--``Boise City News'', Boise City, Oklahoma. Rita Blanca 
National Grassland in Dallam County, Texas published in:--``The Dalhart 
Texan'', Dalhart, Texas. Black Kettle National Grassland, in Roger 
Mills County, Oklahoma published in:--``Cheyenne Star'', Cheyenne, 
Oklahoma. Black Kettle National Grassland, in Hemphill County, Texas, 
published in:--``The

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Canadian Record'', Canadian, Texas. McClellan Creek National Grassland 
published in:--``The Pampa News'', Pampa, Texas.
    Mt. Taylor Ranger District Notices are published in:--``Cibola 
County Beacon'', Grants, New Mexico.
    Magdalena Ranger District Notices are published in:--``Defensor-
Chieftain'', Socorro, New Mexico.
    Mountainair Ranger District Notices are published in:--``Mountain 
View Telegraph'', Moriarity, New Mexico.
    Sandia Ranger District Notices are published in:--``Albuquerque 
Journal'', Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    Kiowa National Grassland Notices are published in:--``Union County 
Leader'', Clayton, New Mexico.
    Rita Blanca National Grassland Notices in Cimarron County, Oklahoma 
are published in:--``Boise City News'', Boise City, Oklahoma while Rita 
Blanca National Grassland Notices in Dallam County, Texas are published 
in:--``Dalhart Texan'', Dalhart, Texas.
    Black Kettle National Grassland Notices in Roger Mills County, 
Oklahoma are published in:--``Cheyenne Star'', Cheyenne, Oklahoma, 
while Black Kettle National Grassland Notices in Hemphill County, Texas 
are published in:--``The Canadian Record'', Canadian, Texas. McClellan 
Creek National Grassland Notices are published in:--``The Pampa News'', 
Pampa, Texas.

Gila National Forest

    Notices for Availability for Comments, Decisions and Objections by 
Forest Supervisor, Quemado Ranger District, Reserve Ranger District, 
Glenwood Ranger District, Silver City Ranger District and Wilderness 
Ranger District are published in:--``Silver City Daily Press'', Silver 
City, New Mexico.
    Black Range Ranger District Notices are published in:--``The 
Herald'', Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

Lincoln National Forest

    Notices for Availability for Comments, Decisions and Objections by 
Forest Supervisor and the Sacramento Ranger District are published 
in:--``Alamogordo Daily News'', Alamogordo, New Mexico.
    Guadalupe Ranger District Notices are published in:--``Carlsbad 
Current Argus'', Carlsbad, New Mexico.
    Smokey Bear Ranger District Notices are published in:--``Ruidoso 
News'', Ruidoso, New Mexico.

Santa Fe National Forest

    Notices for Availability for Comments, Decisions and Objections by 
Forest Supervisor, Coyote Ranger District, Cuba Ranger District, 
Espanola Ranger District, Jemez Ranger District and Pecos-Las Vegas 
Ranger District are published in:--``Albuquerque Journal'', 
Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Dated: August 9, 2017.
Jeanne M. Higgins,
Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System.
[FR Doc. 2017-18017 Filed 8-24-17; 8:45 am]
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