Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Western Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 196, 47228-47229 [05-16054]

Download as PDF 47228 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 155 / Friday, August 12, 2005 / Notices Activity/Operator Location Dominion Exploration & Production, Inc., Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 05–016. Devon Louisiana Corporation, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 05–094. Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Corporation, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 05–093. EOG Resources, Inc., Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 05–095, 05–096. El Paso Production Oil & Gas Company, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 05–049, 05–050. Louisiana Land and Exploration Company, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 05–048. Apache Corporation, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 05–099, 05–100. Main Pass (South & East), Block 279, Lease OCS–G 16514, located 50 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Brazon, Block 397, Lease OCS–G 22062, located 18 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline. Eugene Island, Block 129A, Lease OCS–G 21638, located 28 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. High Island, Block 207, Lease OCS–G 08151, located 22 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. High Island, Blocks A310 & A316, Leases OCS–G 03375 & 21358, located 100 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline. Vermilion, Block 395, Lease OCS–G 11901, located 106 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Eugene Island, Blocks 176 & 95, Leases OCS 00045 & 00046, located 44 miles and 10 miles, respectively, from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. South Marsh, Block 59, Lease OCS–G 12891, located 55 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Matagorda Island, Block 700, Lease OCS–G 03108, located 18 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline. Ship Shoal, Block 108, Lease OCS 00814, located 15 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Ship Shoal, Block 108, Lease OCS 00814, located 16 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Chandeleur (East), Block 40, Lease OCS–G 06842, located 20 miles from the nearest Mississippi shoreline. Mississippi Canyon, Block 393, Lease OCS–G 26254 and DeSoto Canyon, Blocks 353, 397 & 398, Leases OCS–G 25852, 25853 & 25854 respectively, located 78 miles to the nearest Louisiana shoreline, 113 miles to the nearest Alabama shoreline and 119 miles to the nearest Florida shoreline. Mustang Island, Block A16, Lease OCS–G 03011, located 42 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline. High Island, Block A304, Lease OCS–G 17209, located 92 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline. Vermilion, Blocks 274 & 289, Leases OCS–G 15200 & 04213, located 75 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Main Pass, Block 92, Lease OCS–G 01500, located 30 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Eugene Island, Block 189, Lease OCS–G 00423, located 32 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Viosca Knoll, Block 32, Lease OCS–G 07871, located 20 miles from the nearest Alabama shoreline. West Cameron, Block 205, Lease OCS–G 02832, located 34 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Vermilion, Block 313, Lease OCS–G 01172, located 90 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. East Cameron, Block 2, Lease OCS–G 10605, located 5 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Vermilion, Block 131, Lease OCS–G 01341, located 32 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Eugene Island, Block 315, Lease OCS–G 02112, located 72 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. High Island, Blocks A–355 & A–471, Leases OCS–G 14287 & 16255, respectively, located 120 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline. Apache Corporation, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 05–092 .... GOM Shelf, LLC, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 05–098 .......... Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 93–031A Chevron, U.S.A., Inc., Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 95–056A Callon Petroleum Operating Company, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 05–101. Shell Offshore, Inc., Initial Exploration Plan SEA N–8379 ........... GOM Shelf, LLC, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 05–097 .......... Newfield Exploration Company SEA ES/SR 05–108 ................... El Paso Production Oil & Gas Company SEA ES/SR 05–102, 05–103. Apache Corporation, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 05–1007 .. Apache Corporation, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 05–088, 05–089, 05–090, 05–091. EOG Resources, Inc., Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 05–073, 97–094A. Forest Oil Corporation, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 05–105 Dominion Exploration & Production, Inc., Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 99–065A. Virgin Offshore U.S.A., Inc., Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 05– 114, 05–115. Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 05–110. Newfield Exploration Company, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 05–059. Newfield Exploration Company, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 05–054, 05–055. Persons interested in reviewing environmental documents for the proposals listed above or obtaining information about SEAs and FONSIs prepared for activities on the Gulf of Mexico OCS are encouraged to contact MMS at the address or telephone listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Dated: July 8, 2005. Chris C. Oynes, Regional Director, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. [FR Doc. 05–16053 Filed 8–11–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P Date 5/12/2005 5/17/2005 5/17/2005 5/23/2005 5/23/2005 5/23/2005 5/24/2005 5/24/2005 5/25/2005 5/25/2005 5/25/2005 6/1/2005 6/2/2005 6/2/2005 6/3/2005 6/3/2005 6/7/2005 6/8/2005 6/8/2005 6/13/2005 6/23/2005 6/25/2005 6/25/2005 6/28/2005 6/28/2005 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Western Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 196 Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice regarding Sale 196. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On June 30, 2005, the Director of MMS signed the Final Notice of Sale VerDate jul<14>2003 17:14 Aug 11, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 155 / Friday, August 12, 2005 / Notices for Sale 196, and on July 7, 2005, the FNOS was published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 39329. This notice informs potential bidders that the Energy Policy Act of 2005, signed by the President on August 8, 2005, requires that royalty suspension provisions contained in the Energy Policy Act must be used for OCS lease sales occurring during the five-year period beginning on the date of its enactment. Therefore, deepwater royalty suspension volume provisions contained in the FNOS 196 are superseded in part by provisions in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. DATES: Public bid reading will begin at 9 a.m., Wednesday, August 17, 2005, in the Hyatt Regency Conference Center (Cabildo Rooms), 500 Poydras Plaza, New Orleans, Louisiana. All times referred to in this document are local New Orleans times, unless otherwise specified. Bidders can obtain a revised Royalty Suspension Provisions document and related revised documents regarding the new deepwater royalty suspension volumes, including a map of lease terms and economic conditions and a list of blocks available for leasing, for Sale 196 from the MMS Gulf of Mexico Region Public Information Unit, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394, (504) 736–2519 or (800) 200–GULF, or via the MMS Internet Web site at http://www.mms.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The document entitled ‘‘Royalty Suspension Provisions, Lease Sale 196, Final,’’ cited in the FNOS 196 specifies royalty suspension volumes of 12 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) for deepwater leases located in water depths of 1,600 meters or deeper. Paragraph (b) of Subtitle E, Section 345 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, entitled ‘‘Royalty Relief for Deep Water Production,’’ eliminates the 1,600 meters or deeper category of royalty relief and establishes two new royalty suspension volume categories: 12 million BOE for leases located in water depths of 1,600 meters to 2,000 meters, and 16 million BOE for leases located in water depths greater than 2,000 meters. These new royalty suspension volumes will be applied to applicable leases issued as a result of Sale 196, and bidders should take these Congressionally established suspension volumes into account in preparing their bids. All other provisions of the sale, including price thresholds for these new categories of deepwater royalty suspensions, remain the same as stated in the FNOS 196. ADDRESSES: VerDate jul<14>2003 17:14 Aug 11, 2005 Jkt 205001 Statutes and Regulations: Each lease issued in this lease sale is subject to the OCS Lands Act of August 7, 1953, 67 Stat. 462; 43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq., as amended (92 Stat. 629), hereinafter called ‘‘the Act’’; all regulations issued pursuant to the Act and in existence upon the effective date of the lease; all regulations issued pursuant to the statute in the future which provide for the prevention of waste and conservation of the natural resources of the OCS and the protection of correlative rights therein; and all other applicable statutes and regulations including the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Dated: August 8, 2005. R.M. ‘‘Johnnie’’ Burton, Director, Minerals Management Service. [FR Doc. 05–16054 Filed 8–11–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Meeting National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Commission Act and 36 CFR part 65 that a meeting of the Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board will be held beginning at 1 p.m. on October 24, 2005 and at the following location. The meeting will continue beginning at 9 a.m. on October 25. DATES: October 24–25, 2005. Location: The 2nd Floor Board Room of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20036. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Henry, National Historic Landmarks Program, National Park Service; 1849 C Street, NW. (2280); Washington, DC 20240; Telephone (202) 354–2216. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting of the Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board is to evaluate nominations of historic properties in order to advise the National Park System Advisory Board of the qualifications of the property being proposed for National Historic Landmark (NHL) designation, and to recommend to the National Park System Advisory Board at their subsequent meeting, November 17–18, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana, if the Landmarks Committee finds that each property meets the criteria for designation as a AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47229 National Historic Landmark. The Committee also makes recommendations to the National Park System Advisory Board regarding amendments to existing designations, and proposals for withdrawal of designation. The members of the National Landmarks Committee are: Mr. Larry E. Rivers, Ph.D., Chair Mr. James M. Allan, Ph.D. Mr. Cary Carson, Ph.D. Ms. Mary Werner DeNadai, FAIA Ms. Alferdteen Brown Harrison, Ph.D. Mr. E.L. Roy Hunt, J.D., Professor Emeritus Mr. Ronald James Mr. William J. Murtagh, Ph.D. Mr. William D. Seale, Ph.D. Ms. Jo Anne Van Tilburg, Ph.D. The meeting will be open to the public. Pursuant to 36 CFR part 65, any member of the public may file for consideration by the National Park System Advisory Board and its Landmarks Committee written comments concerning the National Historic Landmarks nominations, amendments to existing designations, or proposals for withdrawal of designation. Comments should be submitted to John W. Roberts, Acting Chief, National Historic Landmarks Program, National Park Service; 1849 C Street, NW., (2280); Washington, DC 20240. The National Park System Advisory Board and its Landmarks Committee will consider the following nominations and proposals for amending existing designations: Nominations: California ´ • Mission San Miguel Arcangel, San Miguel, CA Colorado • Colorado Chautauqua, Boulder, CO Florida • Hotel Ponce de Leon, Saint Augustine, FL Illinois • Lincoln Park Lily Pool, Chicago, IL Iowa • Rev. George B. Hitchcock House, Lewis, IA Minnesota • Rabideau Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp, Beltrami County, MN Montana • Rosebud Battlefield/Where the Girl Saved Her Brother, Big Horn County, MT • Wolf Mountains Battlefield/Where Big Crow Walked Back and Forth, Rosebud County, MT New York • Manitoga (Russel Wright House and Studio), Putnam County, NY Rhode Island • Chateau-sur-Mer, Newport, RI E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 155 (Friday, August 12, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47228-47229]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-16054]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service


Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Western Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Oil 
and Gas Lease Sale 196

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice regarding Sale 196.

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SUMMARY: On June 30, 2005, the Director of MMS signed the Final Notice 
of Sale

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for Sale 196, and on July 7, 2005, the FNOS was published in the 
Federal Register at 70 FR 39329. This notice informs potential bidders 
that the Energy Policy Act of 2005, signed by the President on August 
8, 2005, requires that royalty suspension provisions contained in the 
Energy Policy Act must be used for OCS lease sales occurring during the 
five-year period beginning on the date of its enactment. Therefore, 
deepwater royalty suspension volume provisions contained in the FNOS 
196 are superseded in part by provisions in the Energy Policy Act of 
2005.

DATES: Public bid reading will begin at 9 a.m., Wednesday, August 17, 
2005, in the Hyatt Regency Conference Center (Cabildo Rooms), 500 
Poydras Plaza, New Orleans, Louisiana. All times referred to in this 
document are local New Orleans times, unless otherwise specified.

ADDRESSES: Bidders can obtain a revised Royalty Suspension Provisions 
document and related revised documents regarding the new deepwater 
royalty suspension volumes, including a map of lease terms and economic 
conditions and a list of blocks available for leasing, for Sale 196 
from the MMS Gulf of Mexico Region Public Information Unit, 1201 
Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123-2394, (504) 736-
2519 or (800) 200-GULF, or via the MMS Internet Web site at http://
www.mms.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The document entitled ``Royalty Suspension 
Provisions, Lease Sale 196, Final,'' cited in the FNOS 196 specifies 
royalty suspension volumes of 12 million barrels of oil equivalent 
(BOE) for deepwater leases located in water depths of 1,600 meters or 
deeper. Paragraph (b) of Subtitle E, Section 345 of the Energy Policy 
Act of 2005, entitled ``Royalty Relief for Deep Water Production,'' 
eliminates the 1,600 meters or deeper category of royalty relief and 
establishes two new royalty suspension volume categories: 12 million 
BOE for leases located in water depths of 1,600 meters to 2,000 meters, 
and 16 million BOE for leases located in water depths greater than 
2,000 meters. These new royalty suspension volumes will be applied to 
applicable leases issued as a result of Sale 196, and bidders should 
take these Congressionally established suspension volumes into account 
in preparing their bids. All other provisions of the sale, including 
price thresholds for these new categories of deepwater royalty 
suspensions, remain the same as stated in the FNOS 196.
    Statutes and Regulations: Each lease issued in this lease sale is 
subject to the OCS Lands Act of August 7, 1953, 67 Stat. 462; 43 U.S.C. 
1331 et seq., as amended (92 Stat. 629), hereinafter called ``the 
Act''; all regulations issued pursuant to the Act and in existence upon 
the effective date of the lease; all regulations issued pursuant to the 
statute in the future which provide for the prevention of waste and 
conservation of the natural resources of the OCS and the protection of 
correlative rights therein; and all other applicable statutes and 
regulations including the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

    Dated: August 8, 2005.
R.M. ``Johnnie'' Burton,
Director, Minerals Management Service.
[FR Doc. 05-16054 Filed 8-11-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-MR-P