Notice of Meeting of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group's Socioeconomic Task Group, 22371 [05-8590]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 82 / Friday, April 29, 2005 / Notices Anchorage, Delta Junction, and Chistochina. Hearings will be held in Glennallen, Delta Junction, and Chistochina in conjunction with the public meeting. Meetings, hearings, and any other public involvement activities will be announced at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media news releases, and/or mailings. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce Rogers (bruce_rogers@ak.blm.gov) or Tammy Larzelere (tammy_larzelere@ak.blm.gov) at (907) 822–3217. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The East Alaska RMP planning area covers 7.1 million acres of BLM-administered lands. The Draft EARMP/EIS focuses on the principles of multiple use and sustained yield as prescribed by Section 202 of the FLPMA. The Draft EARMP/ EIS considers and analyzes four alternatives, including a No Action and a Preferred Alternative. 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Issue 6, Leasable and Locatable Minerals, addresses the need to determine which areas should be made available for mineral exploration and development. Issue 7, Subsistence/Social and Economic Conditions, examines the need to maintain and protect subsistence opportunities and resources, as well as how the management actions, guidelines, and allowable uses described under the other issues will affect subsistence opportunities and resources. Social and economic effects are also addressed as part of this discussion. The public involvement and collaboration process implemented for this effort included 30 public scoping meetings, 17 alternative development meetings, and meetings with Native and Village Corporations. The State of Alaska is participating in the planning effort as an informal cooperator. After comments on the Draft EARMP/ EIS are reviewed and any adjustments to the document are made, a Proposed RMP and Final Environmental Impact Statement are expected to be available in the fall of 2005. Henri R. Bisson, State Director. [FR Doc. 05–8540 Filed 4–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Notice of Meeting of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group’s Socioeconomic Task Group Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (1976) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (1972), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) Socioeconomic Task Group (subcommittee) will meet in Pinedale, Wyoming, for a business meeting. Task Group meetings are open to the public. DATES: The PAWG Socioeconomic Task Group will meet May 26, 2005, June 28, 2005 and July 28, 2005. All meetings are from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The May 26 and June 28 meetings of the PAWG Socioeconomic Task Group will be held in the Lovatt room of the Pinedale Library at 155 S. Tyler Ave., Pinedale, WY. The July 28 meeting will be held at the BLM Pinedale Field Office at 432 E. Mill St. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roy Allen, BLM/Socioeconomic TG Liaison, Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Rd., Cheyenne, WY, 82009 or P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003; 307–775–6031. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) was authorized and established with release of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Pinedale Anticline Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Project on July 27, 2000. The PAWG’s charter is to advise the BLM on development and implementation of monitoring plans and adaptive management decisions for the life of the Pinedale Anticline natural gas field. The PAWG subsequently established seven resource- or activity-specific Task Groups, including one for Socioeconomics. The agenda for these meetings will include information gathering and discussion related to implementation and funding of the socioeconomic monitoring plan to assess impacts of development in the Pinedale Anticline gas field. At a minimum, public comments will be heard just prior to adjournment of the meeting. ADDRESSES: Dated: April 19, 2005. Priscilla E. Mecham, Field Manager. [FR Doc. 05–8590 Filed 4–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P [WY–100–05–1310–DB] AGENCY: 22371 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–100–05–1310–DB] Notice of Meeting of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group’s Air Quality Task Group Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (1976) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (1972), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) Air Quality Task Group (subcommittee) will meet in Pinedale, Wyoming, for a E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 82 (Friday, April 29, 2005)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-8590]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WY-100-05-1310-DB]


Notice of Meeting of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group's 
Socioeconomic Task Group

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
(1976) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (1972), the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale 
Anticline Working Group (PAWG) Socioeconomic Task Group (subcommittee) 
will meet in Pinedale, Wyoming, for a business meeting. Task Group 
meetings are open to the public.

DATES: The PAWG Socioeconomic Task Group will meet May 26, 2005, June 
28, 2005 and July 28, 2005. All meetings are from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The May 26 and June 28 meetings of the PAWG Socioeconomic 
Task Group will be held in the Lovatt room of the Pinedale Library at 
155 S. Tyler Ave., Pinedale, WY. The July 28 meeting will be held at 
the BLM Pinedale Field Office at 432 E. Mill St.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roy Allen, BLM/Socioeconomic TG 
Liaison, Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 
Yellowstone Rd., Cheyenne, WY, 82009 or P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 
82003; 307-775-6031.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) 
was authorized and established with release of the Record of Decision 
(ROD) for the Pinedale Anticline Oil and Gas Exploration and 
Development Project on July 27, 2000. The PAWG's charter is to advise 
the BLM on development and implementation of monitoring plans and 
adaptive management decisions for the life of the Pinedale Anticline 
natural gas field. The PAWG subsequently established seven resource- or 
activity-specific Task Groups, including one for Socioeconomics.
    The agenda for these meetings will include information gathering 
and discussion related to implementation and funding of the 
socioeconomic monitoring plan to assess impacts of development in the 
Pinedale Anticline gas field. At a minimum, public comments will be 
heard just prior to adjournment of the meeting.

    Dated: April 19, 2005.
Priscilla E. Mecham,
Field Manager.
[FR Doc. 05-8590 Filed 4-28-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-22-P