Notice of Applications for Recordable Disclaimers of Interest for Lands Underlying Fish Lake and Mark Creek in Alaska, 19202 [E6-5356]

Download as PDF 19202 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 71 / Thursday, April 13, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AK–930–5420–FR–L035; FF–94661 & FF– 94662] Notice of Applications for Recordable Disclaimers of Interest for Lands Underlying Fish Lake and Mark Creek in Alaska Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The State of Alaska has filed applications for recordable disclaimers of interest in certain lands underlying the Fish Lake and Mark Creek in Alaska by the United States. DATES: Comments on the State of Alaska’s applications should be submitted on or before July 12, 2006. Comments on the BLM Draft Land Report should be submitted on or before June 12, 2006. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the Chief, Branch of Lands and Realty, BLM Alaska State Office, 222 West 7th Avenue #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513– 7599. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Callie Webber at 907–271–3167 or you may visit the BLM recordable disclaimer of interest Web site at http:// www.ak.blm.gov. On December 22, 2005, the State of Alaska (State) filed applications for recordable disclaimers of interest pursuant to Section 315 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the regulations contained in 43 CFR Subpart 1864 for lands underlying Fish Lake (FF–94661), approximately 690 acres, and Mark Creek (FF–94662), approximately 11 miles in length. Fish Lake and Mark Creek are both located within the Tanana River region of Alaska. A recordable disclaimer of interest, if issued, will confirm the United States has no valid interest in the subject lands. The notice is intended to notify the public of the pending applications and the State’s grounds for supporting it. The State asserts that Fish Lake and Mark Creek are navigable and under the Equal Footing Doctrine, Submerged Lands Act of 1953, Alaska Statehood Act, and the Submerged Lands Act of 1988, ownership of these submerged lands automatically passed from the United States to the State at the time of statehood in 1959. The State’s application for Fish Lake (FF–94661) is for ‘‘all submerged lands lying below the ordinary high water line of Fish Lake within Townships 13 and HSRObinson on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:20 Apr 12, 2006 Jkt 208001 14 North, Range 19 East, Copper River Meridian, Alaska.’’ The State’s application for Mark Creek (FF–94662) is for ‘‘all submerged lands lying within the bed of Mark Creek, and the interconnected unnamed lake system, between the ordinary high water lines of the left and right banks, from its origins within Township 13 North, Range 20 East, Copper River Meridian, Alaska downstream through the interconnected unnamed lake system to its confluence with the Chisana River in Township 14 North, Range 19 East, Copper River Meridian, Alaska’’. The State did not identify any known adverse claimant or occupant of the affected lands. A final decision on the merits of the applications will not be made before July 12, 2006. During the 90-day period, interested parties may comment upon the State’s applications, FF–94661 and FF–94662, and supporting evidence. Interested parties may comment on the evidentiary evidence presented in the BLM’s Draft Land Report on or before June 12, 2006. Comments, including names and street addresses of commenters, will be available for public review at the Alaska State Office (see address above), during regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to hold your name or address from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC64228 from Elm Ridge Exploration Company, LLC for lands in Moffat County, Colorado. 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, Milada Krasilinec, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at 303– 239–3767. 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 $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 COC64228 effective December 1, 2005, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. Dated: February 28, 2006. Russell D. Blome, Acting Chief, Branch of Lands and Realty. [FR Doc. E6–5356 Filed 4–12–06; 8:45 am] [CO–922–06–1310–FI; COC64229] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–922–06–1310–FI; COC64228] 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. AGENCY: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: April 6, 2006. Milada Krasilinec, Land Law Examiner. [FR Doc. E6–5471 Filed 4–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management 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. AGENCY: 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 COC64229 from Elm Ridge Exploration Company, LLC for lands in Moffat County, Colorado. 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, Milada Krasilinec, Land Law Examiner, Branch E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 71 (Thursday, April 13, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[AK-930-5420-FR-L035; FF-94661 & FF-94662]


Notice of Applications for Recordable Disclaimers of Interest for 
Lands Underlying Fish Lake and Mark Creek in Alaska

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The State of Alaska has filed applications for recordable 
disclaimers of interest in certain lands underlying the Fish Lake and 
Mark Creek in Alaska by the United States.

DATES: Comments on the State of Alaska's applications should be 
submitted on or before July 12, 2006. Comments on the BLM Draft Land 
Report should be submitted on or before June 12, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the Chief, Branch of Lands and 
Realty, BLM Alaska State Office, 222 West 7th Avenue 13, 
Anchorage, Alaska 99513-7599.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Callie Webber at 907-271-3167 or you 
may visit the BLM recordable disclaimer of interest Web site at http://
www.ak.blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 22, 2005, the State of Alaska 
(State) filed applications for recordable disclaimers of interest 
pursuant to Section 315 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
and the regulations contained in 43 CFR Subpart 1864 for lands 
underlying Fish Lake (FF-94661), approximately 690 acres, and Mark 
Creek (FF-94662), approximately 11 miles in length. Fish Lake and Mark 
Creek are both located within the Tanana River region of Alaska. A 
recordable disclaimer of interest, if issued, will confirm the United 
States has no valid interest in the subject lands. The notice is 
intended to notify the public of the pending applications and the 
State's grounds for supporting it. The State asserts that Fish Lake and 
Mark Creek are navigable and under the Equal Footing Doctrine, 
Submerged Lands Act of 1953, Alaska Statehood Act, and the Submerged 
Lands Act of 1988, ownership of these submerged lands automatically 
passed from the United States to the State at the time of statehood in 
1959.
    The State's application for Fish Lake (FF-94661) is for ``all 
submerged lands lying below the ordinary high water line of Fish Lake 
within Townships 13 and 14 North, Range 19 East, Copper River Meridian, 
Alaska.'' The State's application for Mark Creek (FF-94662) is for 
``all submerged lands lying within the bed of Mark Creek, and the 
interconnected unnamed lake system, between the ordinary high water 
lines of the left and right banks, from its origins within Township 13 
North, Range 20 East, Copper River Meridian, Alaska downstream through 
the interconnected unnamed lake system to its confluence with the 
Chisana River in Township 14 North, Range 19 East, Copper River 
Meridian, Alaska''. The State did not identify any known adverse 
claimant or occupant of the affected lands.
    A final decision on the merits of the applications will not be made 
before July 12, 2006. During the 90-day period, interested parties may 
comment upon the State's applications, FF-94661 and FF-94662, and 
supporting evidence. Interested parties may comment on the evidentiary 
evidence presented in the BLM's Draft Land Report on or before June 12, 
2006.
    Comments, including names and street addresses of commenters, will 
be available for public review at the Alaska State Office (see address 
above), during regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may request 
confidentiality. If you wish to hold your name or address from 
disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this 
prominently at the beginning of your comments. Such requests will be 
honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from 
organizations or businesses will be made available for public 
inspection in their entirety.

    Dated: February 28, 2006.
Russell D. Blome,
Acting Chief, Branch of Lands and Realty.
 [FR Doc. E6-5356 Filed 4-12-06; 8:45 am]
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