Notice of Realty Action; Direct Sale of Public Land, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, 7116-7117 [05-2538]

Download as PDF 7116 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 27 / Thursday, February 10, 2005 / Notices feedback, which serves as critical input when the TSA must modify its screening procedures. Number of Respondents: 1,783,800. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 150,880 hours. TSA is soliciting comments to— (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information requirement is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on February 7, 2005. Lisa S. Dean, Privacy Officer. [FR Doc. 05–2631 Filed 2–9–05; 8:45 am] The 15member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in Montana. At this meeting, topics to discuss include: Field Manager Updates; The Miles City Field Office Resource Management Plan Updates; Energy subcommittee update; RMP subcommittee update; Public Access subcommittee update— and other topics the council may raise. All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the Council. Each formal Council meeting will also have time allocated for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation, tour transportation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM as provided above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: year and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $166 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in section 31 (d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate lease WYW149228 effective December 1, 2003, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. BLM has not issued a valid lease affecting the lands. Theresa M. Stevens, Land Law Examiner. [FR Doc. 05–2539 Filed 2–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NM–070–1430–01; NMNM111069] BILLING CODE 4910–62–P Dated: February 2, 2005. David McIlnay, Field Manager. [FR Doc. 05–2549 Filed 2–9–05; 8:45 am] Notice of Realty Action; Direct Sale of Public Land, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BILLING CODE 4310–$$–M AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [MT–020–1010–PO] Bureau of Land Management Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Interior, Montana, Billings and Miles City Field Offices. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below. DATES: The meeting will be held March 10, 2005, in Miles City, MT beginning at 8 a.m. When determined, the meeting place will be announced in a News Release. The public comment period will begin at approximately 11 a.m. and the meeting will adjourn at approximately 3:30 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Jacobsen, Public Affairs Specialist, Miles City Field Office, 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, Montana 59301. Telephone: (406) 233–2831. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:20 Feb 09, 2005 Jkt 205001 [WY–920–1310–01; WYW149228] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of proposed reinstatement of terminated oil and gas lease. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2–3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease WYW149228 for lands in Campbell County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, Theresa M. Stevens, Chief, Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at (307) 775–6167. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof, per PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to dispose of 22.07 acres of Federal land in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico by direct sale to the existing tenant in possession of the land. DATES: Submit comments regarding the proposed sale to BLM on or before March 28, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments should be mailed or delivered to: Field Manager, Farmington Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 1235 La Plata Highway, Farmington, NM 87401. The BLM Field Manager, Farmington Field Office, will review any adverse comments and may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action. In the absence of any adverse comments, this realty action becomes the final determination of the Department of the Interior and will take effective on April 11, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Jo Albin, Realty Specialist, at the BLM, Farmington Field Office, at (505) 599–6332. Information related to this action, including the environmental assessment, Environmental Site Assessment and appraisal, are available for review at the BLM, Farmington Field Office at the address stated above. E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 27 / Thursday, February 10, 2005 / Notices The BLM proposes to dispose of the following described lands in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico by direct sale pursuant to section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of October 21, 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1713): New Mexico Principal Meridian, T. 23 N., R. 6 W., Sec. 18: Lots 8, 11, Containing 22.07 acres. The fair market value (FMV) for the lands, exclusive of improvements, is $26,484.00 as determined by a current appraisal conducted in accordance with Department of the Interior policies and guidelines. Disposal of the land conforms to the BLM land use plan for the area. The proposed purchaser is Merrion Oil & Gas Corporation (Merrion) of Farmington, New Mexico. For many years, Merrion has occupied the above described lands as the tenant under a lease for an oil and gas field storage yard and operating center. The parcel of Federal land proposed for sale has been surveyed and reduced to the 22.07 acres occupied by the storage yard and operating center. The proposed direct sale recognizes the current authorized uses of the Federal land by Merrion and the substantial economic loss that could occur to Merrion if the land was purchased by another party, consistent with the provisions of 43 CFR 2711.3– 3(a)(3). These uses over time may have also resulted in the release or disposal of hazardous substances onto the leased land under Merrion’s possession and control, thus, if such is the case, subjecting the United States, as owner of the land, to compliance with the requirements of section 120(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9620(h). Merrion is aware of its CERCLA responsibilities as a potential responsible party (PRP) and proposes to continue to use the lands as a storage yard and operation center with related buildings and facilities. Because Merrion is a PRP as to the leased land, Interior is not required to provide the covenants specified in section 120(h)(3)(A)(ii) of CERCLA., when and if it sells the land to Merrion. The sale, will contain and be subject to the following: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Reservation to the United States of a right-of-way for ditches and canals in accordance with 43 U.S.C. 945. 2. Reservation to the United States of all minerals. 3. Valid existing rights, including but not limited to easements, licenses, permits or leases, whether or not of record. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:20 Feb 09, 2005 Jkt 205001 4. The information required by CERCLA section 120(h)(3)(A)(i) to be set forth in the deed. 5. The indemnity provisions set forth as a separate paragraph immediately below in this Notice. By accepting title, Merrion, for itself, its successors, assigns and grantees, agrees to indemnify the United States against any liability arising from the release or threatened release of hazardous waste on this property. This agreement applies without regard to whether a release is caused by the proponent, their agent, or unrelated third parties. The proposed sale and conveyance of the above described lands will be in the public interest, because it will enhance economic development by allowing Merrion to further develop and improve the lands free of existing lease restrictions and it will relieve the United States of any requirement it may be subject to under section 120(h)(3)(A)(ii) of CERCLA. Publication of this notice temporarily segregates the public land described above from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the general mining laws, except for sale under Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. Dated: September 1, 2004. Ray Sanchez, Supervisor for Lands & Realty. [FR Doc. 05–2538 Filed 2–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–VB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [MT–072–1220–EB] Notice of Final Supplementary Rules for Developed Recreation Sites Within the Area Managed by the Butte Field Office; Montana Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Butte Field Office, is implementing supplementary rules. These supplementary rules will apply to the public lands within developed recreation sites managed by the Butte Field Office. The BLM has determined these supplementary rules are necessary to: Protect natural resources in the areas; protect public health; enhance the safety of area visitors and neighboring residents; and provide a more equitable means for visitors to obtain overnight camping units within developed PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7117 recreation sites where demand is the highest. EFFECTIVE DATE: The rules are effective February 10, 2005. ADDRESSES: Bureau of Land Management, Butte Field Office, 106 N. Parkmont, Butte, Montana 59701, MT_Butte_FO@blm.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brad Rixford, Outdoor Recreation Planner, 106 N. Parkmont, Butte, Montana 59701; at telephone number 406–533–7600. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The BLM is establishing these supplementary rules under the authority of 43 CFR 8365.1–6, which allows BLM State Directors to establish such rules for the protection of persons, property, and public lands and resources. This provision allows the BLM to issue rules of less than national effect without codifying the rules in the Code of Federal Regulations. Upon completion, the rules will be available for inspection in the Butte Field Office; the rules will be posted at the sites, and will be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the affected vicinity. The overall program authority for the operation of these developed recreation sites is found in sections 302 and 310 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1732, 1740). The developed recreation sites where fees are charged are managed under the Recreation Fee Demonstration Project, which allows the BLM to collect fees and use the revenues for the management of recreation sites within the state where the fees are collected. BLM published these rules on September 15, 2004 (69 FR 55651). II. Areas Covered by the Supplementary Rules The supplementary rules containing rules of conduct apply to all developed recreation sites within the area managed by the Butte Field Office. A second set of the supplementary rules relating to permits and camp unit administration apply to all recreation fee sites managed by the Butte Field Office. III. Discussion of the Supplementary Rules The following provides a summary background of the rules of conduct in section 1 of the supplementary rules and the administrative rules in section 2 may need a background summary. a. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 27 (Thursday, February 10, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7116-7117]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-2538]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[NM-070-1430-01; NMNM111069]


Notice of Realty Action; Direct Sale of Public Land, Rio Arriba 
County, New Mexico

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of realty action.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to dispose of 
22.07 acres of Federal land in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico by direct 
sale to the existing tenant in possession of the land.

DATES: Submit comments regarding the proposed sale to BLM on or before 
March 28, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be mailed or delivered to: Field Manager, 
Farmington Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 1235 La Plata 
Highway, Farmington, NM 87401.
    The BLM Field Manager, Farmington Field Office, will review any 
adverse comments and may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action. 
In the absence of any adverse comments, this realty action becomes the 
final determination of the Department of the Interior and will take 
effective on April 11, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Jo Albin, Realty Specialist, at 
the BLM, Farmington Field Office, at (505) 599-6332. Information 
related to this action, including the environmental assessment, 
Environmental Site Assessment and appraisal, are available for review 
at the BLM, Farmington Field Office at the address stated above.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM proposes to dispose of the following 
described lands in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico by direct sale 
pursuant to section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
of October 21, 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1713): New Mexico Principal Meridian, T. 
23 N., R. 6 W., Sec. 18: Lots 8, 11, Containing 22.07 acres.
    The fair market value (FMV) for the lands, exclusive of 
improvements, is $26,484.00 as determined by a current appraisal 
conducted in accordance with Department of the Interior policies and 
guidelines. Disposal of the land conforms to the BLM land use plan for 
the area.
    The proposed purchaser is Merrion Oil & Gas Corporation (Merrion) 
of Farmington, New Mexico. For many years, Merrion has occupied the 
above described lands as the tenant under a lease for an oil and gas 
field storage yard and operating center. The parcel of Federal land 
proposed for sale has been surveyed and reduced to the 22.07 acres 
occupied by the storage yard and operating center. The proposed direct 
sale recognizes the current authorized uses of the Federal land by 
Merrion and the substantial economic loss that could occur to Merrion 
if the land was purchased by another party, consistent with the 
provisions of 43 CFR 2711.3-3(a)(3). These uses over time may have also 
resulted in the release or disposal of hazardous substances onto the 
leased land under Merrion's possession and control, thus, if such is 
the case, subjecting the United States, as owner of the land, to 
compliance with the requirements of section 120(h) of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, as amended 
(CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9620(h). Merrion is aware of its CERCLA 
responsibilities as a potential responsible party (PRP) and proposes to 
continue to use the lands as a storage yard and operation center with 
related buildings and facilities. Because Merrion is a PRP as to the 
leased land, Interior is not required to provide the covenants 
specified in section 120(h)(3)(A)(ii) of CERCLA., when and if it sells 
the land to Merrion.
    The sale, will contain and be subject to the following:

    1. Reservation to the United States of a right-of-way for 
ditches and canals in accordance with 43 U.S.C. 945.
    2. Reservation to the United States of all minerals.
    3. Valid existing rights, including but not limited to 
easements, licenses, permits or leases, whether or not of record.
    4. The information required by CERCLA section 120(h)(3)(A)(i) to 
be set forth in the deed.
    5. The indemnity provisions set forth as a separate paragraph 
immediately below in this Notice.

    By accepting title, Merrion, for itself, its successors, assigns 
and grantees, agrees to indemnify the United States against any 
liability arising from the release or threatened release of hazardous 
waste on this property. This agreement applies without regard to 
whether a release is caused by the proponent, their agent, or unrelated 
third parties.
    The proposed sale and conveyance of the above described lands will 
be in the public interest, because it will enhance economic development 
by allowing Merrion to further develop and improve the lands free of 
existing lease restrictions and it will relieve the United States of 
any requirement it may be subject to under section 120(h)(3)(A)(ii) of 
CERCLA.
    Publication of this notice temporarily segregates the public land 
described above from all forms of appropriation under the public land 
laws, including the general mining laws, except for sale under Section 
203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976.

    Dated: September 1, 2004.
Ray Sanchez,
Supervisor for Lands & Realty.
[FR Doc. 05-2538 Filed 2-9-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-VB-P