[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 9, 2011)]
[Page 12992]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5300]



Bureau of Land Management

[LLCAC09000 L14300000.ET0000; CACA 51408]

Notice of Public Meeting for Proposed Withdrawal

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: A Notice was published in the Federal Register on August 3, 
2010, temporarily segregating approximately 28,953 acres of public land 
within the Clear Creek Management Area (CCMA) from location and entry 
under the United States mining laws for up to 2 years, while various 
studies and analyses are made to support a final decision on the 
withdrawal application. The Secretary of the Interior proposes to 
withdraw for a period of 20 years these lands located in San Benito and 
Fresno Counties, on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to 
limit impacts to public safety and human health from naturally 
occurring asbestos and past mining activities. In addition, 
approximately 3,763 acres of non-Federal lands are located inside of 
the proposed withdrawal area, and if those lands should be acquired by 
or returned to the United States by any means, they would also be 
included in the proposed withdrawal. Notice is hereby given, that a 
public meeting will be held in accordance with the regulations set 
forth in 43 CFR 2310.3-1. At this meeting, the focus will be on 
explaining the process of withdrawing public land from location and 
entry under the United States mining laws.

DATES: The meeting will be held April 12, 2011 in Hollister, CA and 
will begin at 6 p.m. at the Hollister Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 
Field Office, 20 Hamilton Court, Hollister, CA 95023.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Sloand, Realty Specialist, 
Bureau of Land Management, 20 Hamilton Court, Hollister, CA 95023. 
Telephone (831) 630-5022 or e-mail christine_sloand@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM ordered the temporary closure of 
31,000 acres of public lands in the CCMA on May 1, 2008, based on the 
results of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) CCMA Asbestos 
Exposure and Human Health Risk Assessment. Using activity-based air 
sampling methods, the EPA concluded that visiting the CCMA more than 
once per year can put adults and children above the EPA's acceptable 
risk range for exposure to carcinogens. The applicant for the proposed 
withdrawal is the BLM at the address stated above. The petition/
application requests the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals 
Management to withdraw, for a period of 20 years and subject to valid 
existing rights, those lands identified in the afore-mentioned ``Notice 
of Proposed Withdrawal.'' In the Federal Register notice that was 
published on 08/03/2010, Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity 
for Public Meeting; California, it was stated that an opportunity for a 
public meeting would be afforded in connection with the proposed 
withdrawal. This meeting is open to the public. The public will have 
the opportunity to bring forth issues relating to the withdrawal 

    Authority:  43 CFR 2310.3-1(a) and (c).

    Dated: March 2, 2011.
Kathryn Hardy,
Central California District Manager.
[FR Doc. 2011-5300 Filed 3-8-11; 8:45 am]