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West Tavaputs Plateau Road Restriction Order, Utah

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.


Notice of restrictions.


This notice is to inform the public that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is restricting the use of certain roads in the Price Field Office, Utah, as follows: The public is prohibited from driving a motorized vehicle on Horse Bench, Jack Canyon, Jack Ridge, and Cedar Ridge Roads on the West Tavaputs Plateau in Carbon County, Utah, unless specifically authorized by the BLM to do so.


The Road Restriction Order is effective upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register and will remain in effect until further notice.


Copies of this road restriction order are available and posted at the Price Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 125 South 400 West, Price, Utah 84501, or via the Internet at​ut/​st/​en/​fo/​price.html.

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Don Stephens, Natural Resource Specialist, telephone (435) 636-3608; address 125 South 600 West, Price, Utah 84501; e-mail Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

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Four roads (Horse Bench, Jack Canyon, Jack Ridge, and Cedar Ridge), totaling approximately 41 miles, are hereby restricted to authorized use only. Horse Bench, Jack Canyon, Jack Ridge, and Cedar Ridge Roads in Carbon County, Utah, located in the following lands:

Horse Bench Road

Salt Lake Meridian, Utah

T. 11 S., R. 18 E., sec. 27, SE1/4SE1/4; sec. 33, S1/2SE1/4; sec. 34, N1/2NE1/4, SW1/4NE1/4, and SW1/4.

Salt Lake Meridian, Utah

T. 12 S., R. 18 E., sec. 4, lots 1 to 4, inclusive; sec. 5, lots 1 to 4, inclusive; sec. 6, lots 1 to 3, inclusive, and NW1/4SW1/4.

T. 12 S., R. 17 E., sec. 1, SE1/4SW1/4, S1/2SE1/4, and NE1/4SE1/4; sec. 9, S1/2SE1/4 and SE1/4SW1/4; sec. 10, S1/2; sec. 11, SE1/4NE1/4, N1/2SW1/4, and N1/2SE1/4; sec. 12, NW1/4; sec. 17, N1/2NE1/4, SW1/4NE1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, N1/2SW1/4, and SW1/4SW1/4; sec. 18, S1/2SE1/4 and SE1/4SW1/4; sec. 19, lot 1, and NE1/4NW1/4.

T. 12 S., R. 16 E., sec. 23, NE1/4SE1/4 and S1/2SE1/4; sec. 24, NE1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, and N1/2SW1/4; sec. 26, lots 2, 3, and 7, SE1/4NW1/4 and NE1/4SW1/4; sec. 27, SE1/4SE1/4.

Cedar Ridge Road

Salt Lake Meridian, Utah

T. 13 S., R. 17 E., sec. 8, S1/2SW1/4; sec. 17, NW1/4NW1/4; sec. 18, lots 2 to 4, inclusive, N1/2NE1/4, and E1/2NW1/4; sec. 19, lot 1, N1/2N1/2; sec. 20, NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, W1/2SE1/4, and SE1/4SE1/4; sec. 21, S1/2S1/2.

T. 13 S., R. 16 E., sec. 13, S1/2; sec. 22, SE1/4SE1/4; sec. 23, N1/2NE1/4, SW1/4NE1/4, N1/2SW1/4, and SW1/4SW1/4; sec. 24, NW1/4NW1/4; sec. 27, N1/2NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, NW1/4NW1/4, and NW1/4SW1/4; sec. 28, E1/2SE1/4, SW1/4SE1/4, and SE1/4SW1/4; sec. 33, N1/2NW1/4.

Jack Ridge Road

Salt Lake Meridian, Utah

T. 13 S., R. 16 E., sec. 8, NE1/4; sec. 9, SE1/4NE1/4, SW1/4NW1/4, and N1/2S1/2; sec. 10, lot 1, NW1/4NE1/4, SW1/4NE1/4, and S1/2NW1/4; sec. 11, lot 2, W1/2NE1/4 and N1/2NW1/4; sec. 12, S1/2NW1/4.

Jack Canyon Road

Salt Lake Meridian, Utah

T. 13 S., R. 17 E., sec. 5, SE1/4SW1/4; sec. 7, lot 3, S1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, and NE1/4SW1/4; sec. 8, NW1/4.

T. 13 S., R. 16 E., sec. 1, SW1/4SW1/4; sec. 3, lots 3 to 5, inclusive, SE1/4SW1/4 and S1/2SE1/4; sec. 12, NE1/4, N1/2NW1/4, and NE1/4SE1/4.

T. 12 S., R. 16 E., sec. 34, SW1/4SW1/4.

These areas are located on the West Tavaputs Plateau approximately 30 miles east-northeast of Price, Utah. Analysis of the road restrictions was included in the West Tavaputs Natural Gas Full Field Development Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The reasons for the road restrictions are discussed in detail within the Record of Decision (ROD) for that EIS, which was signed on July 2, 2010. Restricting the motorized use of these roads is in conformance with the 2008 Price Field Office Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP).

In order to reflect the decision to restrict motorized travel on the four roads, the Travel Management Plan Map (Map R-18) implemented as part of the ROD for the Price RMP will be modified at the time the road restriction order takes effect.

On all public lands, under Section 303(a) of the Federal Land Policy and Start Printed Page 18246Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1733(a), 43 CFR 8360.0-7, 43 CFR 9260.0-7, and 43 CFR 8364.1, the BLM will enforce this road restriction order for Cedar Ridge, Jack Ridge, Jack Canyon, and Jack Ridge roads.

Persons who are exempt from the restriction include:

(a) Any Federal, State, or local officers engaged in fire, emergency, or law enforcement activities;

(b) BLM employees engaged in official duties; and

(c) Authorized persons or their designees for purposes specifically authorized by the BLM to access the restricted roads.

Penalties: Any person who violates these restrictions may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined no more than $1,000 or imprisoned for no more than 12 months, or both. Such violations may also be subject to the enhanced fines provided for by 18 U.S.C. 3571.

This Road Restriction Order does not adjudicate or determine the validity of any claimed right under Revised Statute (R.S.) 2477. Nothing in this Road Restriction Order alters or extinguishes any valid R.S. 2477 right that the county or individuals may have, or their right to assert and protect R.S. 2477 rights, and to challenge in Federal court or other appropriate venue any restrictions that they believe are inconsistent with their rights.

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Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1.

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Jeff Rawson,

Associate State Director.

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[FR Doc. 2011-7723 Filed 3-31-11; 8:45 am]