Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, 34389-34390 [E6-9249]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 14, 2006 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 1997, projected and analyzed a Reasonable Foreseeable Development (RFD) scenario of 1,100 oil and gas wells, with 10 acres of disturbance per well (including roads and pipelines), over a 20-year period (approximately 55 wells per year). The RFD projected that nearly 2/3 of the oil and gas development activity (or 800 wells) would take place south of Rangely, Colorado with the remaining activity dispersed throughout the remaining field office area. While this projection has been fairly accurate for the activity south of Rangely, the current and projected oil and gas activity in the Piceance Basin may soon far exceed the RFD/EIS impact analysis. The oil and gas industry has indicated that the potential exists to develop over 13,000 oil and gas wells in the Piceance Basin over the next 20 years. The current WRFO RMP/EIS does not adequately address this projected level of oil and gas development. The BLM has identified some preliminary planning criteria to guide the development of the plan. The following planning criteria have been proposed to guide the development of the plan, to avoid unnecessary data collection and analyses, and to ensure the plan is tailored to issues. Other criteria may be identified during the public scoping process. Proposed planning criteria include the following: • The plan will comply with all applicable laws, regulations and current policies. • Broad-based public participation will be an integral part of the planning and EIS process. • The plan will recognize valid existing rights. • Environmental protection and energy production are both desirable and necessary objectives of sound land management practices and are not to be considered mutually exclusive priorities The BLM will analyze the proposed action and no action alternatives, as well as other possible alternatives that could include alternative approaches to mitigation measures and/or conditions of approval for future oil and gas development in the planning area. Alternatives will be further defined as part of the planning process. Vernon Rholl, Acting Field Manager. [FR Doc. E6–9255 Filed 6–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1610–DN–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:47 Jun 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UTU–78568] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, Utah June 12, 2006. Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with Title IV of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act (Pub. L. 97–451), Parallel Petroleum Corporation timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease UTU78568 for lands in Uintah County, Utah, and it was accompanied by all required rentals and royalties accruing from March 1, 2006, the date of termination. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas F. Cook, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals at (801) 539–4122. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Lessee has agreed to new lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $5 per acre and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The $500 administrative fee for the lease has been paid and the lessee has reimbursed the Bureau of Land Management for the cost of publishing this notice. Having met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate lease UTU78568, effective March 1, 2006, subject to the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. Douglas F. Cook, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals. [FR Doc. E6–9256 Filed 6–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–920–1310–EI; WYW147440] 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 PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34389 petition for reinstatement from Summit Resources, Inc. for competitive oil and gas lease WYW147440 for land in Natrona 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 sections 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 WYW147440 effective February 1, 2005, 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. E6–9248 Filed 6–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–920–1310–EI; WYW147439] 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 from Summit Resources, Inc. for competitive oil and gas lease WYW147439 for land in Natrona 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. E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1 34390 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 14, 2006 / Notices 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 sections 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 WYW147439 effective February 1, 2005, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pamela J. Lewis, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication. [FR Doc. E6–9249 Filed 6–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [MT–924–5870–HN] Public Notice: Request for Nominations of Qualified Properties for Potential Purchase by the Federal Government; Montana Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is provided pursuant to Section 204 of the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act of 2000 (43 U.S.C. 2303) (FLTFA) of the procedures for possible acquisition of qualified properties by the Federal Government. The notice also provides information on the procedures for identifying such properties held by willing sellers and establishing a priority for the purchase of such properties. DATES: June 14, 2006. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be mailed to BLM Montana State Office, Attn: Dee Baxter, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, MT 59101–4669. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dee Baxter, BLM Montana FLTFA Contact, at 406–896–5044, or on the internet at dbaxter@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FLTFA provides for the deposit of proceeds from land sales or exchanges into a separate account in the Treasury of the United States, known as the Federal Land Disposal Account. From the amounts deposited, eighty percent VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:47 Jun 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 (80%) or more of the funds must be used to acquire inholding property and lands adjacent to federally designated areas containing exceptional resources. The four land managing agencies participating in the FLTFA land acquisition program are the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Forest Service (FS), the National Park Service (NPS), and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). The four agencies have signed a national interagency memorandum of understanding (MOU) that describes the process for use of funds from the Federal Land Disposal Account and the acquisition of properties under the act. The Montana FLTFA Implementation Plan was completed on February 1, 2006. Section 204 of FLTFA requires publication of a notice to the public of agency procedures to identify and prioritize inholdings to be acquired under the Act. To that end, the public is hereby notified of its opportunity to nominate qualified properties in the State of Montana for potential purchase by the Federal Government. The BLM is the lead agency for the public notice process regarding the nomination of properties for potential Federal acquisition. Property nominated in response to this notice must meet the following criteria: (1) The property must contain an exceptional resource, meaning a resource of scientific, natural, historic, cultural, or recreational value that has been documented by a Federal, state, or local government authority, and for which there is a compelling need for conservation and protection under the jurisdiction of a Federal agency in order to maintain the resource for the benefit of the public; and ( 2) The property must be an ‘‘inholding’’ or immediately adjacent to a federally designated area. An ‘‘inholding’’ is any right, title, or interest held by a non-Federal entity, in or to a tract of land that lies within the boundary of a federally designated area. A federally designated area is defined as an area that has been set aside for special management, such as land within the boundary of: (a) A national monument, an area of critical environmental concern, a national conservation area, a national riparian conservation area, a national recreation area, a national scenic area, a research natural area, a national outstanding natural area, or a national natural landmark managed by BLM; or (b) A unit of the National Park System; or PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (c) A unit of the national Wildlife Refuge System; or (d) An area of the National Forest System designated for special management by Congress; or (e) An area that is designated as wilderness under the Wilderness Act, a wilderness study area, a component of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System, or a component of the National Trails System. Any individual, group, or governmental body may make a nomination of such lands that would benefit from public ownership. Nominations will only be considered if there is a willing seller, if acquisition of the nominated land or interest in land would be consistent with an agency approved land use plan, and if any public safety, hazardous contaminant or other liability, and land title issues present on the property can be mitigated. The nominations will be assessed by the four agencies for public benefits and ranked in a priority order in accordance with the state plan. Items considered in the prioritization process include the date the inholding was established and the extent to which acquisition of the land will facilitate land management efficiency. The identification of an inholding creates no obligation on the part of the landowner to convey the inholding or any obligation on the part of the United States to acquire the inholding. Land purchases under the act must be at fair market value consistent with applicable provisions of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions. Detailed information on the MOU, the state plan, the acquisition process, and the acquisition nomination package requirements may be obtained by contacting BLM at the above address. Dated: May 19, 2006 Howard A. Lemm, Acting State Director. FR Doc. E6–9258 Filed 6–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Inv. No. 337–TA–573] In the Matter of Certain Portable Digital Media Players; Notice of Investigation International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of investigation pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 114 (Wednesday, June 14, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34389-34390]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-9249]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WY-920-1310-EI; WYW147439]


Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas 
Lease.

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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 from Summit Resources, Inc. for competitive 
oil and gas lease WYW147439 for land in Natrona 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.

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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 16\2/3\ 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 
sections 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 WYW147439 effective February 1, 2005, 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. E6-9249 Filed 6-13-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-22-P