Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Policy Committee; Notice and Agenda for Meeting, 65934-65935 [05-21765]

Download as PDF 65934 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 210 / Tuesday, November 1, 2005 / Notices implementation as well as major areas of interest/concern with the geothermal sections of the Act. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Dated: October 26, 2005. Thomas P. Lonnie, Assistant Director, Minerals, Realty and Resource Protection. [FR Doc. 05–21676 Filed 10–31–05; 8:45 am] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease MTM 93129 BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–922–05–1310–FI; COC66816] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease COC66816 AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management; Interior. Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease. ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2–3(a) and (b)(1), a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC66816 for lands in Rio Blanco County, Colorado, was timely filed and was accompanied by all the required rentals accruing from the date of termination. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, Beverly A. Derringer Chief, Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at 303.239.3765. [MT–922–05–1310–FI–P; (MTM 93129)] Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Per 30 U.S.C. 188(d), the lessee, Quicksilver Resources Inc. timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease MTM 93129, Hill County, Montana. The lessee paid the required rental accruing from the date of termination, April 1, 2005. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $10 per acre and 162⁄3 percent or 4 percentages above the existing competitive royalty rate. The lessee paid the $500 administration fee for the reinstatement of the lease and $155 cost for publishing this Notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Sec. 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). We are proposing to reinstate the lease, effective the date of termination subject to: • The original terms and conditions of the lease; • The increased rental of $10 per acre; • The increased royalty of 162⁄3 percent or 4 percentages above the existing competitive royalty rate; and • The $155 cost of publishing this Notice. The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $5.00 per acre, or fraction thereof, per year and 16 2/3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $155 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 COC66816 effective May 1, 2004, subject to the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: November 19, 2004. Beverly A. Derringer, Chief, Fluid Minerals Adjudication. [FR Doc. 05–21739 Filed 10–31–05; 8:45 am] AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:39 Oct 31, 2005 Jkt 208001 Karen L. Johnson, Chief, Fluids Adjudication Section, BLM Montana State Office, PO Box 36800, Billings, Montana 59107, 406–896–5098. Dated: September 22, 2005. Karen L. Johnson, Chief, Fluids Adjudication Section. [FR Doc. 05–21738 Filed 10–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–920–1310–01; WYW 146279] 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. PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 WYW146279 from Gulf Exploration LLC for lands in Converse 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, Pamela J. Lewis, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at (307) 775–6176. 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 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 WYW146279 effective October 1, 2004, 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. Pamela J. Lewis, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication. [FR Doc. 05–21740 Filed 10–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Policy Committee; Notice and Agenda for Meeting Minerals Management Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The OCS Policy Committee meeting scheduled for November 15–16, 2005, at the Days Hotel and Conference Center at Dulles in Herndon, Virginia. DATES: Tuesday, November 15, 2005, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, November 16, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ADDRESSES: The Days Hotel and Conference Center at Dulles, 2200 Centreville Road, Herndon, Virginia 20170, telephone (703) 471–6700. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Jeryne Bryant at Minerals Management E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 210 / Tuesday, November 1, 2005 / Notices Service, 381 Elden Street, Mail Stop 4001, Herndon, Virginia 20170–4187. She can be reached by telephone at (703) 787–1211 or by electronic mail at jeryne.bryant@mms.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCS Policy Committee represents the collective viewpoint of coastal states, local government, environmental community, industry and other parties involved with the OCS Program. It provides policy advice to the Secretary of the Interior through the Director of the MMS on all aspects of leasing, exploration, development, and protection of OCS resources. The Agenda for Tuesday, November 15 Will Cover the Following Principal Subjects Energy Policy Act of 2005. This presentation will address MMS responsibilities in implementing the provisions affecting the Outer Continental Shelf. Coastal Impact Assistance Program. As authorized in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, MMS will implement a new program to distribute $1 billion to coastal States and localities for approved projects related to the conservation, restoration, or protection of coastal areas, wildlife, and natural resources. OCS Renewable Energy and Alternative Use Program Approach. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 amended the OCS Lands Act to grant management authority to the Secretary of the Interior, and MMS will develop a new regulatory regime to manage access, balancing competing uses while ensuring appropriate environmental safeguards. This presentation will also address the draft report of the OCS Policy Committee’s Alternative Energy/Use Subcommittee. USGS/MMS Joint Session on the Marine Mapping Initiative. The presentation will address the history, intent, and status of ongoing efforts and the objectives of MMS and USGS initiatives within the Energy Bill as well as broader Federal coordination efforts. Impact of Hurricanes on Energy Infrastructure and Outlook for Oil and Natural Gas Supplies. This presentation will address the status of oil and gas availability, the outlook for the future as affected by Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, and lessons learned. Impact of 2004–2005 Gulf Coast Hurricanes on Coastal Environment. This presentation will address the impacts of Hurricanes Ivan, Dennis, Katrina, and Rita on coastal barrier islands, beaches, estuaries, wetlands, and other environments along the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:39 Oct 31, 2005 Jkt 208001 northern Gulf of Mexico coastal area from the Florida panhandle to Texas. MMS Regional Issues. The Regional Directors will highlight activities of the Pacific, Alaska, and Gulf of Mexico regions. The Agenda for Wednesday, November 16 Will Cover the Following Principal Subjects OCS Scientific Committee Update. This presentation will address the current activities of the OCS Scientific Committee and its subcommittees. Congressional Update. This presentation will address legislative activity pertinent to the OCS program. 5-Year OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program 2007–2012. This presentation will address the steps for development of the next 5-Year Program (2007–2012), input received during the comment period, and the supporting Environmental Impact Statement. Committee Business. Status reports from the OCS Policy Committee’s 5-Year OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program and Hard Minerals Subcommittees. The meeting is open to the public. Approximately 100 visitors can be accommodated on a first-come-firstserved basis. Upon request, interested parties may make oral or written presentations to the OCS Policy Committee. Such requests should be made no later than November 10, 2005, to Jeryne Bryant. Requests to make oral statements should be accompanied by a summary of the statement to be made. Please see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for address and telephone number. Minutes of the OCS Policy Committee meeting will be available for public inspection and copying at the MMS in Herndon, Virginia. Authority: Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. No. 92–463, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 1, and the Office of Management and Budget’s Circular No. A–63, Revised. Dated: October 26, 2005. Thomas A. Readinger, Associate Director for Offshore Minerals Management. [FR Doc. 05–21765 Filed 10–31–05; 8:45 am] 65935 Advisory Panel to the National Council on the Arts will be held at the Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, 20506 as follows: National Initiatives (application review): November 17–18, 2005 in Room 714. A portion of this meeting, from 5:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Friday, November 18th, will be open to the public for policy discussion. The remainder of the meeting, from 8:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. on November 17th and from 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and from 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on November 18th, will be closed. The closed portions of meetings are for the purpose of Panel review, discussion, evaluation, and recommendations on financial assistance under the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, as amended, including information given in confidence to the agency. In accordance with the determination of the Chairman of April 8, 2005, these sessions will be closed to the public pursuant to subsection (c)(6) of section 552b of Title 5, United States Code. Any person may observe meetings, or portions thereof, of advisory panels that are open to the public, and if time allows, may be permitted to participate in the panel’s discussions at the discretion of the panel chairman. If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact the Office of AccessAbility, National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20506, 202/682– 5532, TDY–TDD 202/682–5496, at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. Further information with reference to these meetings can be obtained from Ms. Kathy Plowitz-Worden, Office of Guidelines & Panel Operations, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC, 20506, or call 202/682–5691. Dated: October 26, 2005. Kathy Plowitz-Worden, Panel Coordinator, Panel Operations, National Endowment for the Arts. [FR Doc. 05–21736 Filed 10–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7537–01–U BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES National Endowment for the Arts; Arts Advisory Panel Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), as amended, notice is hereby given that one meeting of the Arts PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Rulemaking To Establish a Regulatory Framework for the Expanded Definition of Byproduct Material Established by the Energy Policy Act; Meeting Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service


Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Policy Committee; Notice and Agenda 
for Meeting

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The OCS Policy Committee meeting scheduled for November 15-16, 
2005, at the Days Hotel and Conference Center at Dulles in Herndon, 
Virginia.

DATES: Tuesday, November 15, 2005, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, 
November 16, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Days Hotel and Conference Center at Dulles, 2200 
Centreville Road, Herndon, Virginia 20170, telephone (703) 471-6700.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Jeryne Bryant at Minerals 
Management

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Service, 381 Elden Street, Mail Stop 4001, Herndon, Virginia 20170-
4187. She can be reached by telephone at (703) 787-1211 or by 
electronic mail at jeryne.bryant@mms.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCS Policy Committee represents the 
collective viewpoint of coastal states, local government, environmental 
community, industry and other parties involved with the OCS Program. It 
provides policy advice to the Secretary of the Interior through the 
Director of the MMS on all aspects of leasing, exploration, 
development, and protection of OCS resources.

The Agenda for Tuesday, November 15 Will Cover the Following Principal 
Subjects

    Energy Policy Act of 2005. This presentation will address MMS 
responsibilities in implementing the provisions affecting the Outer 
Continental Shelf.
    Coastal Impact Assistance Program. As authorized in the Energy 
Policy Act of 2005, MMS will implement a new program to distribute $1 
billion to coastal States and localities for approved projects related 
to the conservation, restoration, or protection of coastal areas, 
wildlife, and natural resources.
    OCS Renewable Energy and Alternative Use Program Approach. The 
Energy Policy Act of 2005 amended the OCS Lands Act to grant management 
authority to the Secretary of the Interior, and MMS will develop a new 
regulatory regime to manage access, balancing competing uses while 
ensuring appropriate environmental safeguards. This presentation will 
also address the draft report of the OCS Policy Committee's Alternative 
Energy/Use Subcommittee.
    USGS/MMS Joint Session on the Marine Mapping Initiative. The 
presentation will address the history, intent, and status of ongoing 
efforts and the objectives of MMS and USGS initiatives within the 
Energy Bill as well as broader Federal coordination efforts.
    Impact of Hurricanes on Energy Infrastructure and Outlook for Oil 
and Natural Gas Supplies. This presentation will address the status of 
oil and gas availability, the outlook for the future as affected by 
Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, and lessons learned.
    Impact of 2004-2005 Gulf Coast Hurricanes on Coastal Environment. 
This presentation will address the impacts of Hurricanes Ivan, Dennis, 
Katrina, and Rita on coastal barrier islands, beaches, estuaries, 
wetlands, and other environments along the northern Gulf of Mexico 
coastal area from the Florida panhandle to Texas.
    MMS Regional Issues. The Regional Directors will highlight 
activities of the Pacific, Alaska, and Gulf of Mexico regions.

The Agenda for Wednesday, November 16 Will Cover the Following 
Principal Subjects

    OCS Scientific Committee Update. This presentation will address the 
current activities of the OCS Scientific Committee and its 
subcommittees.
    Congressional Update. This presentation will address legislative 
activity pertinent to the OCS program.
    5-Year OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program 2007-2012. This presentation 
will address the steps for development of the next 5-Year Program 
(2007-2012), input received during the comment period, and the 
supporting Environmental Impact Statement.
    Committee Business. Status reports from the OCS Policy Committee's 
5-Year OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program and Hard Minerals Subcommittees.
    The meeting is open to the public. Approximately 100 visitors can 
be accommodated on a first-come-first-served basis.
    Upon request, interested parties may make oral or written 
presentations to the OCS Policy Committee. Such requests should be made 
no later than November 10, 2005, to Jeryne Bryant. Requests to make 
oral statements should be accompanied by a summary of the statement to 
be made. Please see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for address 
and telephone number.
    Minutes of the OCS Policy Committee meeting will be available for 
public inspection and copying at the MMS in Herndon, Virginia.


    Authority: Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. No. 92-463, 5 
U.S.C. Appendix 1, and the Office of Management and Budget's 
Circular No. A-63, Revised.

    Dated: October 26, 2005.
Thomas A. Readinger,
Associate Director for Offshore Minerals Management.
[FR Doc. 05-21765 Filed 10-31-05; 8:45 am]
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