Notice of Public Scoping Meetings on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed 5-Year Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2007-2012, 10990-10991 [06-2100]

Download as PDF wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 10990 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 42 / Friday, March 3, 2006 / Notices Development to date includes 1,805 active wells and 394 plugged and reclaimed wells within the CDW2 area. Currently within the CBG project area, 369 wells are active and 105 wells have been plugged and reclaimed. Existing infrastructure developed for CDW2 and CBG projects approved under previous environmental documents include: Arterial, collector, and well pad roads; compressor stations; connecting and sales pipelines; water wells; and powerlines. BP America Production Company, the lead applicant representing itself, Devon, and other leaseholders, has proposed drilling and developing about 8,950 natural gas wells, including 100 to 500 coalbed natural gas wells, within the Continental Divide—Creston (CDC) project area. Wells would use a combination of vertical and directional drilling techniques. The proposal calls for a 15-year construction period with a 30 to 40 year life of project development and operational period. Associated project facilities would include additional roads, gas and water collection pipelines, compressor stations, water disposal systems, and an electrical distribution system. During the preparation of the EIS, any interim development on public lands within the CDC project area will require a detailed environmental review by the BLM. The purpose of the development is to extract and recover natural gas from the Continental Divide—Creston area for distribution to consumers. This project would help meet the need, goals and objectives of the President’s National Energy Plan. Natural gas consumption in the United States is expected to increase by 25% over the next decade. The EIS will analyze the environmental consequences of implementing the proposed action and alternatives. Identified agency concerns include, but are not limited to direct, indirect and cumulative effects to: Surface and ground water resources; air quality; wildlife populations and their habitats; cultural and paleontological resources; threatened and endangered wildlife and plant species; and local and regional socioeconomics. Other issues of concern include access to private and public land; impacts of road development and transportation to noxious weed control and livestock grazing operations; ability to successfully reclaim disturbed areas. In addition to the Proposed Action, the EIS will analyze the effects of a No Action alternative. Contents for alternatives being considered include: A range of drilling surface densities; phased development; a range of VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:43 Mar 02, 2006 Jkt 208001 mitigation measures; and best management practices. The proposed development is in conformance with the 1990 Great Divide Resource Management Plan (RMP). This RMP is currently being revised under the title Rawlins Resource Management Plan. BLM released the Draft EIS for the Rawlins RMP in December 2004. Robert A. Bennett, State Director. [FR Doc. E6–3043 Filed 3–2–06; 8:45 am] monitoring funding sources, and overall adaptive management implementation as it applies to the PAWG. At a minimum, public comments will be heard prior to lunch and adjournment of the meeting. Dated: February 24, 2006. Kathy Gunderman, Acting Field Office Manager. [FR Doc. 06–2028 Filed 3–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Bureau of Land Management Notice of Public Scoping Meetings on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed 5-Year Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2007–2012 [WY–100–05–1310–DB] Notice of Meetings of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. 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) will meet in Pinedale, Wyoming, for a business meeting. Group meetings are open to the public. DATES: The PAWG will meet March 21, April 20, May 16, June 20, and August 1, 2006, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting of the PAWG will be held in the Lovatt room of the Pinedale Library, 155 S. Tyler Ave., Pinedale, WY. The June 20 meeting will be a field trip. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Anderson, BLM/PAWG Liaison, Bureau of Land Management, Pinedale Field Office, 432 E. Mills St., PO Box 738, Pinedale, WY 82941; 307–367–5328. 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 advises the BLM on the development and implementation of monitoring plans and adaptive management decisions as development of the Pinedale Anticline Natural Gas Field proceeds for the life of the field. The agenda for these meetings will include discussions concerning any modifications task groups may wish to make to their monitoring recommendations, a discussion on PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: The Minerals Management Service (MMS) will hold Public Scoping Meetings on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Proposed 5-Year OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2007–2012. Pursuant to the regulations implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the MMS will hold Public Scoping Meetings on the Draft EIS for the 2007–2012 OCS Oil and Gas 5-Year Leasing Program. The MMS stated its intent to prepare an EIS in the August 24, 2005, Federal Register notice and Request for Information (RFI). In the Draft Proposed Program (DPP) and Federal Register notice and RFI on February 9, 2006, the MMS again solicited comments and provided procedures for submitting them, and again stated its intent to hold Public Scoping Meetings. The following Public Scoping Meetings are planned for the DEIS development. Dates and Locations for Public Scoping Meetings March 6, 2006—Inupiat Heritage Center, Barrow, Alaska, 7 p.m. Contact: Mr. Albert Barros, 907–334–5209. March 7, 2006—Qargi Center, Kaktovik, Alaska, 7 p.m. Contact: Mr. Albert Barros, 907–334–5209. March 8, 2006—Kisik Community Center, Nuiqsut, Alaska, 6 p.m. Contact: Mr. Albert Barros, 907–334– 5209. March 9, 2006—Arctic Slope Native Association Building, Wainwright, Alaska, 3 p.m. Contact Mr. Albert Barros, 907–334–5209. March 13, 2006—City of Dillingham Council Chambers, Dillingham, Alaska, 7 p.m. Contact: Mr. Albert Barros, 907–334–5209. E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 42 / Friday, March 3, 2006 / Notices March 21, 2006—King Salmon Civic Center, King Salmon, Alaska, 7 p.m. Contact: Mr. Albert Barros, 907–334– 5209. March 22, 2006—City of Sand Point Council Chambers, Sand Point, Alaska, 7 p.m. Contact: Mr. Albert Barros, 907–334–5209. March 23, 2006—Cold Bay Community Center, Cold Bay, Alaska, 7 p.m. Contact: Mr. Albert Barros, 907–334– 5209. March 28, 2006—Wyndham Greenspoint, 12400 Greenspoint Drive, Houston, Texas, 1 p.m. Contact: Mr. Dennis Chew, 504–736– 2793. March 29, 2006—Hampton Inn and Suites, New Orleans-Elmwood, 5150 Mounes Street, Harahan, Louisiana, 1 p.m. Contact: Mr. Dennis Chew, 504– 736–2793. March 30, 2006—Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 South Water Street, Mobile, Alabama, 7 p.m. Contact: Mr. Dennis Chew, 504–736–2793. April 4, 2006—Doubletree Hotel, 880 Military Hwy., Norfolk, Virginia, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m Contact: Mr. Norman Froomer, 703–787–1644. April 5, 2006—Suite 101, 3801 Centerpoint Dr., Anchorage, Alaska, 5 p.m. Contact: Mr. Albert Barros, 907– 344–5209. For further information about preparation of the DEIS, please contact Mr. James Bennett, Chief, Branch of Environmental Assessment, Minerals Management Service, 381 Elden Street, Mail Stop 4042, Herndon, Virginia 20170, (703) 787–1660. Dated: February 28, 2006. R.M. ‘‘Johnnie’’ Burton, Director. [FR Doc. 06–2100 Filed 3–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Notice and Agenda for Meeting of the Royalty Policy Committee Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Agenda items for the meeting of the Royalty Policy Committee (RPC) will include remarks from the Director, MMS, and the Associate Director, Minerals Revenue Management (MRM), as well as updates from the following subcommittees: Coal, Federal Oil and Gas Valuation, Oil and Gas Royalty Reporting, and Indian Oil Valuation. The RPC will also hear an update on the Royalty In Kind program. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:43 Mar 02, 2006 Jkt 208001 The RPC membership includes representatives from states, Indian tribes, individual Indian mineral owner organizations, minerals industry associations, the general public, and other Federal departments. DATES: Wednesday, April 26, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., central time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the InterContinental Houston Hotel, 2222 West Loop-South, Houston, Texas, 77027, telephone 713–627–7600 or 1– 800–381–9552. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gina Dan, Minerals Revenue Management, Minerals Management Service, P.O. Box 25165, MS 300B2, Denver, Colorado, 80225–0165, telephone number (303) 231–3392, fax number (303) 231–3780, e-mail gina.dan@mms.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The RPC provides advice to the Secretary and top Department officials on minerals policy, operational issues, and the performance of discretionary functions under the laws governing the Department’s management of Federal and Indian mineral leases and revenues. The RPC reviews and comments on revenue management and other mineral-related policies and provides a forum to convey views representative of mineral lessees, operators, revenue payors, revenue recipients, governmental agencies, and the interested public. Dates and locations of future meetings will be published in the Federal Register and posted on our Internet site at http:// www.mms.gov/mmab/ RoyaltyPolicyCommittee/ rpc_homepage.htm. Meetings will be open to the public without advanced registration on a space available basis. To the extent time permits, the public may make statements during the meetings, and file written statements with the RPC for its consideration. Copies of these written statements should be submitted to Gina Dan. Transcripts of this meeting will be available 2 weeks after the meeting for public inspection and copying at our offices located in Building 85, Denver Federal Center, West 6th Ave. and Kipling Blvd., Denver, Colorado 80225. These meetings are conducted under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 5 U.S.C., Appendix 1) and the Office of Management and Budget (Circular No. A–63, revised). Dated: February 27, 2006. Lucy Querques Denett, Associate Director, Minerals Revenue Management. [FR Doc. E6–3017 Filed 3–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10991 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions Nominations for the following properties being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register were received by the National Park Service before February 11, 2006. Pursuant to section 60.13 of 36 CFR part 60 written comments concerning the significance of these properties under the National Register criteria for evaluation may be forwarded by United States Postal Service, to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C St. NW., 2280, Washington, DC 20240; by all other carriers, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1201 Eye St. NW., 8th floor, Washington, DC 20005; or by fax, 202–371–6447. Written or faxed comments should be submitted by March 20, 2006. John W. Roberts, Acting Chief, National Register/National Historic Landmarks Program. CALIFORNIA Sacramento County Carly, J.C., House, 2761 Montgomery Way, Sacramento, 06000143 Yolo County Walnut Street School, 175 Walnut St., Woodland, 06000144 DELAWARE New Castle County Foord & Massey Furniture Company Building, 701 N. Shipley St., Wilmington, 06000145 LOUISIANA Iberia Parish People’s National Bank, 119 W. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 42 (Friday, March 3, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10990-10991]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service


Notice of Public Scoping Meetings on the Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement for the Proposed 5-Year Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) 
Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2007-2012

SUMMARY: The Minerals Management Service (MMS) will hold Public Scoping 
Meetings on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the 
Proposed 5-Year OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2007-2012.
    Pursuant to the regulations implementing the procedural provisions 
of the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the 
MMS will hold Public Scoping Meetings on the Draft EIS for the 2007-
2012 OCS Oil and Gas 5-Year Leasing Program. The MMS stated its intent 
to prepare an EIS in the August 24, 2005, Federal Register notice and 
Request for Information (RFI). In the Draft Proposed Program (DPP) and 
Federal Register notice and RFI on February 9, 2006, the MMS again 
solicited comments and provided procedures for submitting them, and 
again stated its intent to hold Public Scoping Meetings. The following 
Public Scoping Meetings are planned for the DEIS development.

Dates and Locations for Public Scoping Meetings

March 6, 2006--Inupiat Heritage Center, Barrow, Alaska, 7 p.m. Contact: 
Mr. Albert Barros, 907-334-5209.

March 7, 2006--Qargi Center, Kaktovik, Alaska, 7 p.m. Contact: Mr. 
Albert Barros, 907-334-5209.
March 8, 2006--Kisik Community Center, Nuiqsut, Alaska, 6 p.m. Contact: 
Mr. Albert Barros, 907-334-5209.
March 9, 2006--Arctic Slope Native Association Building, Wainwright, 
Alaska, 3 p.m. Contact Mr. Albert Barros, 907-334-5209.
March 13, 2006--City of Dillingham Council Chambers, Dillingham, 
Alaska, 7 p.m. Contact: Mr. Albert Barros, 907-334-5209.

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March 21, 2006--King Salmon Civic Center, King Salmon, Alaska, 7 p.m. 
Contact: Mr. Albert Barros, 907-334-5209.
March 22, 2006--City of Sand Point Council Chambers, Sand Point, 
Alaska, 7 p.m. Contact: Mr. Albert Barros, 907-334-5209.
March 23, 2006--Cold Bay Community Center, Cold Bay, Alaska, 7 p.m. 
Contact: Mr. Albert Barros, 907-334-5209.
March 28, 2006--Wyndham Greenspoint, 12400 Greenspoint Drive, Houston, 
Texas, 1 p.m. Contact: Mr. Dennis Chew, 504-736-2793.
March 29, 2006--Hampton Inn and Suites, New Orleans-Elmwood, 5150 
Mounes Street, Harahan, Louisiana, 1 p.m. Contact: Mr. Dennis Chew, 
504-736-2793.
March 30, 2006--Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 South Water Street, Mobile, 
Alabama, 7 p.m. Contact: Mr. Dennis Chew, 504-736-2793.
April 4, 2006--Doubletree Hotel, 880 Military Hwy., Norfolk, Virginia, 
3 p.m. and 7 p.m Contact: Mr. Norman Froomer, 703-787-1644.
April 5, 2006--Suite 101, 3801 Centerpoint Dr., Anchorage, Alaska, 5 
p.m. Contact: Mr. Albert Barros, 907-344-5209.
    For further information about preparation of the DEIS, please 
contact Mr. James Bennett, Chief, Branch of Environmental Assessment, 
Minerals Management Service, 381 Elden Street, Mail Stop 4042, Herndon, 
Virginia 20170, (703) 787-1660.

    Dated: February 28, 2006.
R.M. ``Johnnie'' Burton,
Director.
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