Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 1, Approval of Operations, 50262 [05-17051]

Download as PDF 50262 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 165 / Friday, August 26, 2005 / Proposed Rules DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service 36 CFR Part 228 RIN 0596–AC20 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management 43 CFR Part 3160 [W0–610–411H12–24 1A] RIN 1004–AD59 Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 1, Approval of Operations U.S. Forest Service, Agriculture; Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; Notice of extension of public comment period. AGENCIES: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (FS) are extending by 60 days the public comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on July 27, 2005 (70 FR 43349). The proposed rule would revise existing Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 1 (see 48 FR 48916 as amended at 48 FR 56226 (1983)). The Order provides the requirements necessary for the approval of all proposed oil and gas exploratory, development, or service wells on all Federal and Indian (except Osage Tribe) onshore oil and gas leases, including leases where the surface is managed by the FS. It also covers approvals necessary for subsequent well operations, including abandonment. In response to public requests for additional time and because the recently enacted Energy Policy Act of 2005 impacts certain provisions of the proposed rule, the BLM and the FS are extending the comment period 60 days from the original comment period closing date of August 26, 2005. The comment period is extended to October 25, 2005, to give the public additional time to comment. DATES: Send your comments to the BLM on or before October 25, 2005. The BLM and the FS may not necessarily consider or include in the Administrative Record for the final rule comments that we receive after the close of the comment period or comments delivered to an address other than those listed below (see ADDRESSES). ADDRESSES: Mail: Director (630), Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States VerDate jul<14>2003 16:35 Aug 25, 2005 Jkt 205001 Office, 7450 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, Virginia 22153. Hand Delivery: 1620 L Street, NW., Suite 401, Washington, DC 20036. E-mail: comments_washington@blm.gov. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Burd at (202) 452–5017 or Ian Senio at (202) 452–5049 at the BLM or Barry Burkhardt at (801) 625–5157 at the FS. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may contact these persons through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM and the FS published the proposed rule on July 27, 2005 (70 FR 43349), and provided a 30 day comment period that will end on August 26, 2005. We are extending the comment period on the proposed rule until October 25, 2005. The comment period is being extended as a result of requests for extension from the public, but also because the recently enacted Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Act) impacts certain provisions of the proposed rule having to do with timing of the Application for Permit to Drill or Deepen package (APD) approvals. To make the proposed rule consistent with the provisions in that Act, the BLM intends to publish a further proposed rule in the Federal Register in the near future amending provisions associated with the timing of APD approvals. Dated: August 22, 2005. Dale N. Bosworth, Chief, USDA—Forest Service. Dated: August 19, 2005. Rebecca W. Watson, Assistant Secretary of the Interior. 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You may submit comments in one of three ways (no duplicates, please): 1. Electronically. You may submit electronic comments on specific issues in this regulation to http:// www.cms.hhs.gov/regulations/ ecomments. (Attachments should be in Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, or Excel; however, we prefer Microsoft Word). 2. By mail. You may mail written comments (one original and two copies) to the following address ONLY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS–2198–P, P.O. Box 8010, Baltimore, MD 21244–1850. Please allow sufficient time for mailed comments to be received before the close of the comment period. 3. By hand or courier. If you prefer, you may deliver (by hand or courier) your written comments (one original and two copies) before the close of the comment period to one of the following addresses. If you intend to deliver your comments to the Baltimore address, please call telephone number (410) 786– 9994 in advance to schedule your arrival with one of our staff members. Room 445–G, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201; or 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244–8010. (Because access to the interior of the HHH Building is not readily available to persons without Federal Government identification, commenters are encouraged to leave their comments in the CMS drop slots located in the main lobby of the building. A stamp-in clock is available for persons wishing to retain a proof of filing by stamping in and retaining an extra copy of the comments being filed.) Comments mailed to the addresses indicated as appropriate for hand or courier delivery may be delayed and received after the comment period. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Frizzera, (410) 786–9535. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: E:\FR\FM\26AUP1.SGM 26AUP1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service

36 CFR Part 228

RIN 0596-AC20

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

43 CFR Part 3160

[W0-610-411H12-24 1A]
RIN 1004-AD59


Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas 
Leases; Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 1, Approval of Operations

AGENCIES: U.S. Forest Service, Agriculture; Bureau of Land Management, 
Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule; Notice of extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest 
Service (FS) are extending by 60 days the public comment period for the 
proposed rule published in the Federal Register on July 27, 2005 (70 FR 
43349). The proposed rule would revise existing Onshore Oil and Gas 
Order Number 1 (see 48 FR 48916 as amended at 48 FR 56226 (1983)). The 
Order provides the requirements necessary for the approval of all 
proposed oil and gas exploratory, development, or service wells on all 
Federal and Indian (except Osage Tribe) onshore oil and gas leases, 
including leases where the surface is managed by the FS. It also covers 
approvals necessary for subsequent well operations, including 
abandonment. In response to public requests for additional time and 
because the recently enacted Energy Policy Act of 2005 impacts certain 
provisions of the proposed rule, the BLM and the FS are extending the 
comment period 60 days from the original comment period closing date of 
August 26, 2005. The comment period is extended to October 25, 2005, to 
give the public additional time to comment.

DATES: Send your comments to the BLM on or before October 25, 2005. The 
BLM and the FS may not necessarily consider or include in the 
Administrative Record for the final rule comments that we receive after 
the close of the comment period or comments delivered to an address 
other than those listed below (see ADDRESSES).

ADDRESSES: Mail: Director (630), Bureau of Land Management, Eastern 
States Office, 7450 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, Virginia 22153. Hand 
Delivery: 1620 L Street, NW., Suite 401, Washington, DC 20036. E-mail: 
comments_washington@blm.gov. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://
www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Burd at (202) 452-5017 or Ian 
Senio at (202) 452-5049 at the BLM or Barry Burkhardt at (801) 625-5157 
at the FS. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf 
(TDD) may contact these persons through the Federal Information Relay 
Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM and the FS published the proposed 
rule on July 27, 2005 (70 FR 43349), and provided a 30 day comment 
period that will end on August 26, 2005. We are extending the comment 
period on the proposed rule until October 25, 2005. The comment period 
is being extended as a result of requests for extension from the 
public, but also because the recently enacted Energy Policy Act of 2005 
(Act) impacts certain provisions of the proposed rule having to do with 
timing of the Application for Permit to Drill or Deepen package (APD) 
approvals. To make the proposed rule consistent with the provisions in 
that Act, the BLM intends to publish a further proposed rule in the 
Federal Register in the near future amending provisions associated with 
the timing of APD approvals.

    Dated: August 22, 2005.
Dale N. Bosworth,
Chief, USDA--Forest Service.
    Dated: August 19, 2005.
Rebecca W. Watson,
Assistant Secretary of the Interior.
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