Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board; Meeting, 21809-21810 [05-8358]

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The proposed activities would occur while conducting presence/absence surveys throughout the states of Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, and Kentucky. Dated: April 11, 2005. Cynthia K. Dohner, Acting Regional Director. [FR Doc. 05–8401 Filed 4–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WO–260–09–1060–00–24 1A] Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board; Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces that the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will conduct a meeting on matters pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation’s public lands. PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21809 The Advisory Board will meet Monday, May 23, 2005, from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., local time. This will be a one day meeting. ADDRESSES: The Advisory Board will meet at the Ramada Conference Center, 2900 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida, or call (850) 386–1027. Written comments pertaining to the Advisory Board meeting should be sent to: Bureau of Land Management, National Wild Horse and Burro Program, WO–260, Attention: Ramona Delorme, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, Nevada, 89502–7147. Submit written comments pertaining to the Advisory Board meeting no later than close of business May 18, 2005. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for electronic access and filing address. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Neal, Wild Horse and Burro Public Outreach Specialist, (775) 861–6583. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may reach Ms. Neal at any time by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at 1–(800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Meeting Under the authority of 43 CFR part 1784, the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board advises the Secretary of the Interior, the Director of the BLM, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Chief of the Forest Service, on matters pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation’s public lands. The tentative agenda for the meeting is: Monday, May 23, 2005 (8 a.m.–5 p.m.) 8 a.m. Call to Order & Introductions: 8:15 a.m. Old Business: Approval of March 2005 Minutes BLM Action on March Recommendations 8:45 a.m. Program Updates: Gathers Adoptions Facilities Forest Service Update Break (9:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.) 9:45 a.m. Program Updates (continued): Lunch (11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.) 1 p.m. New Business: February 2005 Statistics Break (2:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m.) 2:45 p.m. Board Recommendations 4 p.m. Public Comments 4:45 p.m. Recap/Summary/Next Meeting/Date/Site 5–6 p.m. Adjourn: Roundtable Discussion to Follow The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. An E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 21810 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 80 / Wednesday, April 27, 2005 / Notices individual with a disability needing an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting, such as an interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format, must notify the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT two weeks before the scheduled meeting date. Although the BLM will attempt to meet a request received after that date, the requested auxiliary aid or service may not be available because of insufficient time to arrange it. The Federal Advisory Committee Management Regulations [41 CFR 101– 6.1015(b),] require BLM to publish in the Federal Register notice of a meeting 15 days prior to the meeting date. II. Public Comment Procedures Members of the public may make oral statements to the Advisory Board on May 23, 2005, at the appropriate point in the agenda. This opportunity is anticipated to occur at 4 p.m., local time. Persons wishing to make statements should register with the BLM by noon on May 23, 2005, at the meeting location. Depending on the number of speakers, the Advisory Board may limit the length of presentations. At previous meetings, presentations have been limited to three minutes in length. Speakers should address the specific wild horse and burro-related topics listed on the agenda. Speakers must submit a written copy of their statement to the address listed in the ADDRESSES section or bring a written copy to the meeting. Participation in the Advisory Board meeting is not a prerequisite for submission of written comments. The BLM invites written comments from all interested parties. Your written comments should be specific and explain the reason for any recommendation. The BLM appreciates any and all comments, but those most useful and likely to influence decisions on management and protection of wild horses and burros are those that are either supported by quantitative information or studies or those that include citations to and analysis of applicable laws and regulations. Except for comments provided in electronic format, speakers should submit two copies of their written comments where feasible. The BLM will not necessarily consider comments received after the time indicated under the DATES section or at locations other than that listed in the ADDRESSES section. In the event there is a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for a copy of your comments, the BLM will make them available in their entirety, including your name and VerDate jul<14>2003 16:41 Apr 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 address. However, if you do not want the BLM to release your name and address in response to a FOIA request, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. The BLM will honor your request to the extent allowed by law. The BLM will release all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, in their entirety, including names and addresses. Electronic Access and Filing Address Speakers may transmit comments electronically via the Internet to: Janet_Neal@blm.gov. Please include the identifier ‘‘WH&B’’ in the subject of your message and your name and address in the body of your message. Dated: April 21, 2005. Edward W. Shepard, Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning. [FR Doc. 05–8358 Filed 4–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WO–310–1310–PB–24 1A] Oil and Gas Leasing: Fees, Rentals and Royalty Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notification to suspend all royalty reductions granted under the heavy oil program and termination of the availability of further heavy oil royalty relief and request for comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is providing the sixmonth notification to suspend all royalty reductions for the production of heavy oil under the regulations at 43 CFR 3103.4–3(b)(6)(i) and of the termination of availability of further heavy oil relief. In addition, BLM is requesting comments on the conditions under which the suspension of the program should end. DATES: This suspension of royalty reductions for the production of heavy oil is effective on November 1, 2005. You should submit your comments on the suspension conditions to BLM at the address below on or before May 27, 2005. BLM may or may not consider any comments received after the above date in the decision-making process. ADDRESSES: Mail: Director (630), Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office, 7450 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, Virginia 22153. Personal or messenger delivery: 1620 L Street, NW., Suite 401, Washington, DC 20036. Direct Internet: http:// www.blm.gov.nhp/news/regulatory/ index.html. Internet E-mail: WOComments@blm.gov. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www/regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rudy Baier, Fluid Minerals Group, Bureau of Land Management, (202) 452– 5024 (Commercial or FTS). Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except holidays, for assistance in reaching Mr. Baier. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under 43 CFR 3103.4–3(b)(6)(i), BLM may suspend or terminate all heavy oil royalty reductions and terminate the availability of further heavy oil royalty relief ‘‘upon 6 month’s notice in the Federal Register when BLM determines that the average oil price has remained above $24 per barrel over a period of 6 consecutive months (based on the WTI Crude average posted prices and adjusted for inflation using the implicit price deflator for gross national product with 1991 as the base year).’’ The adjusted threshold for the third quarter of calendar year 2004 was $30.83 and for the fourth quarter $31.00. Based on our analysis, The WTI Crude average oil prices exceeded the adjusted threshold at all times during the last 6 months. Therefore, as authorized by 43 CFR 3103.4–3, this serves as notice that BLM will suspend the heavy oil royalty reduction program effective on November 1, 2005. Therefore, beginning on the effective date of the suspension, those properties currently receiving relief under section 3103.4–3 must pay royalty in accordance with the royalty rate in the lease or other BLM-approved royalty rate reductions, such as the royalty rate reductions available for certain stripper well properties under 43 CFR 3103.4–2. The regulations do not include any provisions addressing what action BLM must take to remove the suspension and re-initiate the heavy oil royalty rate reduction program. BLM proposes that the suspension be lifted upon notice in the Federal Register after BLM determines that the average oil price has remained below $24 per barrel over a period of 6 consecutive months (based on the WTI Crude average posted prices and adjusted for inflation using the E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 80 (Wednesday, April 27, 2005)]
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[FR Doc No: 05-8358]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WO-260-09-1060-00-24 1A]


Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board; Meeting

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Announcement of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces that the Wild 
Horse and Burro Advisory Board will conduct a meeting on matters 
pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses 
and burros on the Nation's public lands.

DATES: The Advisory Board will meet Monday, May 23, 2005, from 8 a.m., 
to 5 p.m., local time. This will be a one day meeting.

ADDRESSES: The Advisory Board will meet at the Ramada Conference 
Center, 2900 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida, or call (850) 
386-1027. Written comments pertaining to the Advisory Board meeting 
should be sent to: Bureau of Land Management, National Wild Horse and 
Burro Program, WO-260, Attention: Ramona Delorme, 1340 Financial 
Boulevard, Reno, Nevada, 89502-7147. Submit written comments pertaining 
to the Advisory Board meeting no later than close of business May 18, 
2005. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for electronic access and 
filing address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Neal, Wild Horse and Burro 
Public Outreach Specialist, (775) 861-6583. Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may reach Ms. Neal at any 
time by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-(800) 877-
8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Public Meeting

    Under the authority of 43 CFR part 1784, the Wild Horse and Burro 
Advisory Board advises the Secretary of the Interior, the Director of 
the BLM, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Chief of the Forest 
Service, on matters pertaining to management and protection of wild, 
free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation's public lands. The 
tentative agenda for the meeting is:

Monday, May 23, 2005 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

8 a.m. Call to Order & Introductions:
8:15 a.m. Old Business:
    Approval of March 2005 Minutes
    BLM Action on March Recommendations
8:45 a.m. Program Updates:
    Gathers
    Adoptions
    Facilities
    Forest Service Update
Break (9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.)
9:45 a.m. Program Updates (continued):
Lunch (11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.)
1 p.m. New Business:
    February 2005 Statistics
Break (2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.)
    2:45 p.m. Board Recommendations
    4 p.m. Public Comments
    4:45 p.m. Recap/Summary/Next Meeting/Date/Site
    5-6 p.m. Adjourn: Roundtable Discussion to Follow

    The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. An

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individual with a disability needing an auxiliary aid or service to 
participate in the meeting, such as an interpreting service, assistive 
listening device, or materials in an alternate format, must notify the 
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT two weeks before 
the scheduled meeting date. Although the BLM will attempt to meet a 
request received after that date, the requested auxiliary aid or 
service may not be available because of insufficient time to arrange 
it.
    The Federal Advisory Committee Management Regulations [41 CFR 101-
6.1015(b),] require BLM to publish in the Federal Register notice of a 
meeting 15 days prior to the meeting date.

II. Public Comment Procedures

    Members of the public may make oral statements to the Advisory 
Board on May 23, 2005, at the appropriate point in the agenda. This 
opportunity is anticipated to occur at 4 p.m., local time. Persons 
wishing to make statements should register with the BLM by noon on May 
23, 2005, at the meeting location. Depending on the number of speakers, 
the Advisory Board may limit the length of presentations. At previous 
meetings, presentations have been limited to three minutes in length. 
Speakers should address the specific wild horse and burro-related 
topics listed on the agenda. Speakers must submit a written copy of 
their statement to the address listed in the ADDRESSES section or bring 
a written copy to the meeting.
    Participation in the Advisory Board meeting is not a prerequisite 
for submission of written comments. The BLM invites written comments 
from all interested parties. Your written comments should be specific 
and explain the reason for any recommendation. The BLM appreciates any 
and all comments, but those most useful and likely to influence 
decisions on management and protection of wild horses and burros are 
those that are either supported by quantitative information or studies 
or those that include citations to and analysis of applicable laws and 
regulations. Except for comments provided in electronic format, 
speakers should submit two copies of their written comments where 
feasible. The BLM will not necessarily consider comments received after 
the time indicated under the DATES section or at locations other than 
that listed in the ADDRESSES section.
    In the event there is a request under the Freedom of Information 
Act (FOIA) for a copy of your comments, the BLM will make them 
available in their entirety, including your name and address. However, 
if you do not want the BLM to release your name and address in response 
to a FOIA request, you must state this prominently at the beginning of 
your comment. The BLM will honor your request to the extent allowed by 
law. The BLM will release all submissions from organizations or 
businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as 
representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, in their 
entirety, including names and addresses.

Electronic Access and Filing Address

    Speakers may transmit comments electronically via the Internet to: 
Janet--Neal@blm.gov. Please include the identifier ``WH&B'' in the 
subject of your message and your name and address in the body of your 
message.

    Dated: April 21, 2005.
Edward W. Shepard,
Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning.
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