Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease CACA 42933, 67190-67191 [05-22038]

Download as PDF 67190 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 213 / Friday, November 4, 2005 / Notices be available electronically on the following web site: http://www.blm.gov/ nhp/spotlight/state_info/planning.htm. Copies of the DRMP/EIS will be available for public inspection at the following locations: BLM New Mexico State Office, 1474 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505; BLM Rio Puerco Field ˜ Office, 435 Montano Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107. The current RMPs, EISs, and all other documents relevant to this planning process, are available for public review at the Rio Puerco Field Office at the above address. Written comments may be mailed directly, or delivered to the BLM at: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, DRMP/EIS, BLM Rio Puerco ˜ Field Office, 435 Montano Road NE., Albuquerque, NM 87107. Comments may be electronically mailed to: NM_Comments@nm.blm.gov. Comments may be faxed to the BLM at: (505) 761–8911. Comments that are e-mailed or faxed must include ‘‘Comments on Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument DRMP/EIS’’ in the subject line. Interested parties may also provide written comments during the public open house meetings. In order to assure that your comments are fully considered they must be submitted in one of the four ways described above. To be given consideration by the BLM all DRMP/EIS comment submittals must include the commentor’s name and street address. Our practice is to make comments, including the name and street address of each respondent, available for public review at the BLM office listed above during business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for Federal holidays). Your comments may be published as part of the EIS process. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or street address, or both, from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. We will not consider anonymous comments. All submissions from organizations and businesses will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Mr. John Bristol, RMP Team Leader, at the BLM Rio Puerco Field Office (see address above), telephone (505) 761–8755. Requests for information may be sent electronically to: NM_Comments@nm.blm.gov with ‘‘Attention: KKTR NM DRMP/EIS Information Request’’ in the subject line. VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:35 Nov 03, 2005 Jkt 208001 In 2001, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, was designated a National Monument by Presidential Proclamation 7394. The proclamation directed management of the monument by the Secretary of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management. It required the development of a Management Plan in close cooperation with the Pueblo de Cochiti and the promulgation of regulations for its management as the Secretary of the Interior deems appropriate. The monument is located in Sandoval County, New Mexico. Within the monument boundaries are 4,124 acres federally owned land, 521 acres of State owned land and 757 acres land in private ownership, for a total of 5,402 acres. The DRMP/EIS describes the physical, biological, cultural, historic, and socioeconomic resources in the ‘‘Decision Area’’ (5,402 acres) and the ‘‘Planning Area’’ (15,635 acres— includes edge-holdings). The focus for impact analysis was based on resource issues and concerns identified during scoping and public involvement activities and opportunities. Issues of concern regarding possible management direction and planning decisions (not in priority order) are: land tenure adjustments, access and transportation, recreation (use and development), ecosystem restoration, and American Indian uses and traditional cultural practices. Three alternatives were analyzed in detail: Alternative A is the No Action Alternative representing the continuation of existing management plans, policies, and decisions established in the 1986 Rio Puerco RMP, as amended, and as implemented through the Tent Rocks ACEC Protection Plan, with minimal compliance with proclamation requirements. Alternative B represents the agency proposed resource use and conservation alternative. Alternative C emphasizes an adaptive management approach (particularly for recreation management) with the inclusion of additional monitoring. The monitoring results would trigger management changes to maximize recreational use and facility development while minimizing natural resource degradation and depletion. The BLM’s preferred alternative is Alternative B. Since the publication of the Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an RMP/EIS in the Federal Register on January 22, 2004, open house meetings, scoping meetings, and mailings have been conducted to solicit public comments and input. The Rio Puerco Field Office has been providing updates on the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 development of this DRMP/EIS to the Sandoval County Manager, Pueblo de Cochiti and the New Mexico Resource Advisory Council. Other tribal governments with interests in the monument area were also consulted. From the publication date of the NOI in the Federal Register, through June 30, 2005, the BLM solicited and received approximately 30 submissions from interested parties. In addition, three public meetings were held to provide the public with an opportunity to acquire information about the RMP/EIS process and its status, and to submit comments. These public meetings were held in Pena Blanca, New Mexico, on February 24, 2004, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, February 25, 2004 and in Santa Fe, New Mexico, February 26, 2004. All comments received throughout the process have been considered. Background information and maps used in developing the DRMP/EIS are available for public viewing at the Rio Puerco Field Office at the above address. Dated: September 6, 2005. Jesse J. Juen, Associate State Director. [FR Doc. 05–22037 Filed 11–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–AG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA–920–1310–FI; CACA 42933] Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease CACA 42933 Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of reinstatement of terminated oil and gas lease. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of Public Law 97–451, Hamar Associates timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease CACA 42933 for lands in San Luis Obispo County, California, and it was accompanied by all required rentals and royalties accruing from June 1, 2005, the date of termination. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bonnie J. Edgerly, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Adjudication, Division of Energy & Minerals, BLM California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, W–1834, Sacramento, California 95825, (916) 978–4370. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: No valid lease has been issued affecting the lands. The lessee has agreed to new lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre or fraction E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 213 / Friday, November 4, 2005 / Notices thereof and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and has reimbursed the Bureau of Land Management for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The Lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate the lease effective June 1, 2005, subject to the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. Dated: October 19, 2005. Debra Marsh, Supervisor, Branch of Adjudication, Division of Energy & Minerals. [FR Doc. 05–22038 Filed 11–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Lake Berryessa Visitor Services Plan, Napa County, CA Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability (NOA) of the final environmental impact statement (EIS). AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Bureau of Reclamation has prepared a Final EIS for the Lake Berryessa Visitor Services Plan (VSP). The Final EIS outlines the proposed project alternatives that seek to address issues related to the VSP, including the type and level of facilities and services that are appropriate for future uses on Federal land. Of the seven concession contracts at Lake Berryessa, six contracts expire in 2008/2009 and one interim contract expires in 2007. The VSP will be used as a basis for future concession contracts. DATES: Reclamation will not make a decision on the proposed action until at least 30 days after release of the Final EIS. After the 30-day waiting period, Reclamation will complete a Record of Decision (ROD). The ROD will state the action that will be implemented and will discuss all factors leading to the decision. To obtain a compact disc or paper copy of the Final EIS, please email Ms. Janet Sierzputowski at jsierzputowski@mp.usbr.gov or write Ms. Sierzputowski at Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way (MP– 140), Sacramento, CA 95825. The Final ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:35 Nov 03, 2005 Jkt 208001 EIS may be viewed on the Region’s Web site at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/ nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=41. Copies of the Final EIS are available for review and inspection in public libraries in the project area. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Pete Lucero at 707–966–2111 x106, fax 707–966–0409, or e-mail: plucero@mp.usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Lake Berryessa was created as part of the Solano Project with the completion of Monticello Dam in 1957. In 1958, Reclamation and the County of Napa entered into an agreement for Napa County to assume recreational management responsibilities for the lake. A Public Use Plan (PUP) was developed by the National Park Service in 1959 to guide Reclamation and Napa County in the development of recreational facilities at the lake. In 1975, Reclamation resumed direct management of Lake Berryessa as a result of Title VI of the Reclamation Development Act of October 27, 1974 (Pub. L. 93–493), which authorizes Reclamation to provide for the protection, use, and enjoyment of the aesthetic and recreational values at Lake Berryessa. In 1987, a new planning process began to develop an updated management document for the lake. A Reservoir Area Management Plan (RAMP) was developed to provide guidance for Reclamation in management issues which were not mentioned in the PUP and to assist Reclamation in administering the lake and concession areas. Reclamation completed a Final EIS for the RAMP in 1993. Presently there are seven concessionaires authorized by Reclamation to provide commercial support services to Lake Berryessa visitors. These seven concession contracts have been in effect since the late 1950s. One of the contracts will expire in 2007 and the other six will expire by 2009. Reclamation also administers two day-use areas and a public boat launching facility as well as numerous roadside turnouts and trails. The east side of the lake has been designated a State Wildlife Area and is managed cooperatively by Reclamation and the California Department of Fish and Game. Visitor Services Plan (VSP) The VSP will identify and develop the types and levels of recreation support services and facilities to be provided PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67191 both commercially and by the government at Lake Berryessa. Some of the issues to be addressed in the VSP include day use needs, long-term and short-term recreational vehicle and trailer sites, retention or elimination of exclusive long-term trailer sites as presently operated, campground development, marina development, consolidation or expansion of existing commercial operations, new services development and construction, retention or removal of existing facilities, food and beverage service needs, overnight lodging facilities, and support for marine-based activities such as fishing (individual and tournament), swimming, water skiing, etc. Additional Information Additional information is available at the Web site: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ berryessa. A Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS was published in the Federal Register on October 31, 2003 (68 FR 62097). Notices to extend the comment period were published on February 13, 2004 (69 FR 7261) and on May 4, 2004 (69 FR 24668). The last extension of the comment period ended on April 22, 2004. The Final EIS contains responses to all comments received and reflects comments and any additional information received during the review period. Reclamation’s practice is to make any communication related to proposed projects, including names and home addresses, available for public review. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home address from public disclosure, which will be honored to the extent allowable by law. There may be circumstances in which a respondent’s identity may also be withheld from public disclosure, as allowable by law. If you wish to have your name and/or address withheld, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your communication. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. Dated: September 30, 2005. Alan R. Candlish, Acting Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 05–22025 Filed 11–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 213 (Friday, November 4, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67190-67191]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-22038]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[CA-920-1310-FI; CACA 42933]


Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease CACA 42933

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of reinstatement of terminated oil and gas lease.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of Public Law 97-451, Hamar Associates 
timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease CACA 
42933 for lands in San Luis Obispo County, California, and it was 
accompanied by all required rentals and royalties accruing from June 1, 
2005, the date of termination.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bonnie J. Edgerly, Land Law Examiner, 
Branch of Adjudication, Division of Energy & Minerals, BLM California 
State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, W-1834, Sacramento, California 95825, 
(916) 978-4370.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: No valid lease has been issued affecting the 
lands. The lessee has agreed to new lease terms for rentals and 
royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre or fraction

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thereof and 16\2/3\ percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the 
required $500 administrative fee and has reimbursed the Bureau of Land 
Management for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The Lessee has 
met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in 
sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 
188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate the 
lease effective June 1, 2005, subject to the original terms and 
conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates 
cited above.

    Dated: October 19, 2005.
Debra Marsh,
Supervisor, Branch of Adjudication, Division of Energy & Minerals.
[FR Doc. 05-22038 Filed 11-3-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-40-P