Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 200 in the Western Gulf of Mexico (GOM), 16824-16825 [E6-4812]

Download as PDF 16824 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 4, 2006 / Notices Commission and the Committee of Scientific Advisors for their review. Applicant: Francis H. Azur, Coraopolia, PA, PRT–120039. The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Western Hudson Bay polar bear population in Canada for personal, noncommercial use. Applicant: Christopher F. Azur, Nevillewood, PA, PRT–120037. The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Western Hudson Bay polar bear population in Canada for personal, noncommercial use. Dated: March 10, 2006. Monica Farris, Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. E6–4800 Filed 4–3–06; 8:45 am] • Other topics the Council may raise. All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the Council. Each formal Council meeting will also have time allotted for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation, transportation, or other reasonable accommodations, should contact BLM. Julia Dougan, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. E6–4824 Filed 4–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BILLING CODE 4310–55–P Bureau of Land Management DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [AK–932–1410–FQ; A–029820] Bureau of Land Management Public Land Order No. 7660; Partial Revocation of Public Land Order No. 1973; Alaska [AK–910–1310PP–ARAC] Notice of Public Meeting, Alaska Resource Advisory Council AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below. DATES: The meeting will be held April 27–28, 2006, at the Juneau Federal Building, 709 W. 9th in Juneau, Alaska. On April 27 the meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. and a public comment period begins at 1 p.m. On April 28 the meeting begins at 8:15 a.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danielle Allen, Alaska State Office, 222 W. 7th Avenue #13, Anchorage, AK 99513. Telephone (907) 271–3335 or email Danielle_Allen@ak.blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in Alaska. At this meeting, topics planned for discussion include: • South National Petroleum ReserveAlaska. • 17 (b) easements. • Mineral Assessment program. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:55 Apr 03, 2006 Jkt 208001 Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public land order. SUMMARY: This order partially revokes a Public Land Order insofar as it affects 0.88 acre of public land withdrawn for administrative purposes for use by the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, at Juneau, Alaska. The land is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was withdrawn. This action also allows the conveyance of the land to the State of Alaska, if such land is otherwise available. Any land described herein that is not conveyed to the State will be subject to Public Land Order No. 5186, as amended, and any other withdrawal or segregation of record. DATES: Effective Date: April 4, 2006. Alaska State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska, 99513–7599. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robbie J. Havens, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue #13, Anchorage, Alaska, 99513–7599, 907–271–5477. The partial revocation of Public Land Order No. 1973 will allow the land to be conveyed to the State of Alaska, who will convey the parcel to the City and Borough of Juneau as a municipal entitlement. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Order By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714 (2000), and by Section 17(d)(1) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 43 U.S.C. 1616(d)(1) (2000), it is ordered as follows: 1. Public Land Order No. 1973 (24 FR 7253, September 9, 1959), which withdrew public land for administrative purposes, is hereby revoked insofar as it affects the following described land: Copper River Meridian U.S. Survey No. 3566, Lot 3, located within T. 41 S., R. 67 E. The area described contains 0.88 acre. 2. The State of Alaska application for selection made under Section 6(a) of the Alaska Statehood Act of July 7, 1958, 48 U.S.C. note prec. 21 (2000), and under Section 906(e) of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, 43 U.S.C. 1635(e) (2000), becomes effective without further action by the State upon publication of this public land order in the Federal Register, if such land is otherwise available. Lands selected by, but not conveyed to, the State will be subject to Public Land Order No. 5186, as amended, and any other withdrawal or segregation of record. Dated: March 16, 2006. Mark Limbaugh, Assistant Secretary of the Interior. [FR Doc. E6–4834 Filed 4–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 200 in the Western Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Minerals Management Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the proposed Notice of Sale for proposed Sale 200. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The MMS announces the availability of the proposed Notice of Sale for proposed Sale 200 in the Western GOM OCS. This Notice is published pursuant to 30 CFR 256.29(c) as a matter of information to the public. With regard to oil and gas leasing on the OCS, the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to section 19 of the OCS Lands Act, provides the affected States the opportunity to review the proposed E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 4, 2006 / Notices Notice. The proposed Notice sets forth the proposed terms and conditions of the sale, including minimum bids, royalty rates, and rentals. DATES: Comments on the size, timing, or location of proposed Sale 200 are due from the affected States within 60 days following their receipt of the proposed Notice. The final Notice of Sale will be published in the Federal Register at least 30 days prior to the date of bid opening. Bid opening is currently scheduled for August 16, 2006. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed Notice of Sale for Sale 200 and a ‘‘Proposed Sale Notice Package’’ containing information essential to potential bidders may be obtained from the Public Information Unit, Gulf of Mexico Region, Minerals Management Service, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394. Telephone: (504) 736–2519. Dated: March 27, 2006. R.M. ‘‘Johnnie’’ Burton, Director, Minerals Management Service. [FR Doc. E6–4812 Filed 4–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Gulf of Mexico, Outer Continental Shelf, Western Planning Area, Oil and Gas Lease Sale 200 (2006) Environmental Assessment Minerals Management Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of an environmental assessment. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Minerals Management Service (MMS) is issuing this notice to advise the public, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., that MMS has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for proposed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas Lease Sale 200 in the Western Gulf of Mexico (GOM) (Lease Sale 200) scheduled for August 2006. Proposed Lease Sale 200 is the fifth Western Planning Area (WPA) lease sale scheduled in the Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program: 2002–2007 (5-Year Program, OCS EIS/ EA MMS 2002–006). The preparation of this EA is an important step in the decisionmaking process for Lease Sale 200. The proposal for Lease Sale 200 (the offering of all available unleased acreage in the WPA) and its alternatives (the proposed action excluding the unleased blocks near biologically sensitive topographic features and no VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:55 Apr 03, 2006 Jkt 208001 action) were identified by the MMS Director in January 2002 following the Call for Information and Nominations/ Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and were analyzed in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales: 2003– 2007; Central Planning Area Sales 185, 190, 194, 198, and 201; Western Planning Area Sales 187, 192, 196, and 200—Final Environmental Impact Statement; Volumes I and II (Multisale EIS, OCS EIS/EA MMS 2002–052). The Multisale EIS analyzed the effects of a typical WPA lease sale by presenting a set of ranges for resource estimates, projected exploration and development activities, and impact-producing factors for any of the proposed WPA lease sales. The level of activities projected for proposed Lease Sale 200 falls within these ranges. In this EA, which tiers from the Multisale EIS and incorporates that document by reference, MMS reexamined the potential environmental effects of the proposed action and its alternatives based on any new information regarding potential impacts and issues that were not available at the time the Multisale EIS was prepared. No new significant impacts were identified for proposed Lease Sale 200 that were not already assessed in the Multisale EIS. As a result, MMS determined that a supplemental EIS is not required and prepared a Finding of No New Significant Impact (FONNSI). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Dennis Chew, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, MS 5410, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123– 2394. You may also contact Mr. Chew by telephone at (504) 736–2793. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In November 2002, MMS prepared a Multisale EIS that addressed nine proposed Federal actions that offer for lease areas on the GOM OCS that may contain economically recoverable oil and gas resources. Federal regulations allow for several related or similar proposals to be analyzed in one EIS (40 CFR 1502.4). Since each proposed lease sale and its projected activities are very similar each year for each planning area, a single EIS was prepared for the nine Central Planning Area (CPA) and WPA lease sales scheduled in the 5-Year Program. Under the 5-Year Program, five annual areawide lease sales are scheduled for the CPA (Lease Sales 185, 190, 194, 198, and 201) and five annual areawide lease sales are scheduled for the WPA (Lease Sales 184, 187, 192, 196, and 200). Lease Sale 184 was not addressed in the Multisale EIS; a separate EA was prepared for that PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16825 proposal. The Multisale EIS addressed CPA Lease Sales 185, 190, 194, 198, and 201 scheduled for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, respectively, and WPA Lease Sales 187, 192, 196, and 200 scheduled for 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006, respectively. Although the Multisale EIS addresses nine proposed lease sales, at the completion of the EIS process, decisions were made only for proposed CPA Lease Sale 185 and proposed WPA Lease Sale 187. In the year prior to each subsequent proposed lease sale, an additional NEPA review (an EA) has been conducted to address any new information relevant to that proposed action. After completion of the EA, MMS determines whether to prepare a FONNSI or a Supplemental EIS. The MMS then prepares and sends Consistency Determinations (CD’s) to the affected States to determine whether the proposed lease sale is consistent with their federally-approved State coastal zone management programs. Finally, MMS will solicit comments via the Proposed Notice of Sale (PNOS) from the governors of the affected States on the size, timing, and location of the proposed lease sale. The tentative schedule for the prelease decision process for Lease Sale 200 is as follows: CD’s sent to affected States, March 2006; PNOS sent to governors of the affected States, March 2006; Final Notice of Sale published in the Federal Register, July 2006; and Lease Sale 200, August 2006. To obtain single copies of the Multisale EIS, you may contact the Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, Attention: Public Information Office (MS 5034), 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 114, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394 (1– 800–200–GULF). You may also view the Multisale EIS or check the list of libraries that have copies of the Multisale EIS on the MMS Web site at http://www.gomr.mms.gov. Public Comments: Interested parties are requested to send comments on this EA/FONNSI within 30 days of this Notice’s publication. Comments may be submitted in one of the following three ways: 1. Comments may be submitted using MMS’s Public Connect on-line commenting system at http:// ocsconnect.mms.gov. This is the preferred method for commenting. From the Public Connect ‘‘Welcome’’ screen, search for ‘‘WPA Lease Sale 200 EA’’ or select it from the ‘‘Projects Open for Comment’’ menu. 2. Written comments may be enclosed in an envelope labeled ‘‘Comments on WPA Lease Sale 200 EA’’ and mailed (or hand carried) to the Regional Supervisor, Leasing and Environment E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 64 (Tuesday, April 4, 2006)]
[NOTIC]
[Pages 16824-16825]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-4812]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service


Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale for Outer 
Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 200 in the Western Gulf 
of Mexico (GOM)

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the proposed Notice of Sale for 
proposed Sale 200.

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SUMMARY: The MMS announces the availability of the proposed Notice of 
Sale for proposed Sale 200 in the Western GOM OCS. This Notice is 
published pursuant to 30 CFR 256.29(c) as a matter of information to 
the public. With regard to oil and gas leasing on the OCS, the 
Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to section 19 of the OCS Lands Act, 
provides the affected States the opportunity to review the proposed

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Notice. The proposed Notice sets forth the proposed terms and 
conditions of the sale, including minimum bids, royalty rates, and 
rentals.

DATES: Comments on the size, timing, or location of proposed Sale 200 
are due from the affected States within 60 days following their receipt 
of the proposed Notice. The final Notice of Sale will be published in 
the Federal Register at least 30 days prior to the date of bid opening. 
Bid opening is currently scheduled for August 16, 2006.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed Notice of Sale for Sale 200 and 
a ``Proposed Sale Notice Package'' containing information essential to 
potential bidders may be obtained from the Public Information Unit, 
Gulf of Mexico Region, Minerals Management Service, 1201 Elmwood Park 
Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123-2394. Telephone: (504) 736-
2519.

    Dated: March 27, 2006.
R.M. ``Johnnie'' Burton,
Director, Minerals Management Service.
 [FR Doc. E6-4812 Filed 4-3-06; 8:45 am]
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