Powder River Regional Coal Team Activities: Notice of Public Meeting in Casper, WY, 74553-74554 [E6-21111]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 238 / Tuesday, December 12, 2006 / Notices (c) on vessels greater than 1600 GRT. Individuals who ‘‘serve as’’ pilots on vessels of not more than 1600 GRT are not required to complete an annual physical or pass an annual chemical test for dangerous drugs. Positive results of any Coast Guard required chemical test must be reported to the Coast Guard under other existing regulatory authority in 46 CFR part 16. 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This notice serves as the request, pursuant to the authority set forth in 46 CFR 16.220(b), that all first class pilots on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, and all other individuals who ‘‘serve as’’ pilots in accordance with 46 CFR 15.812(b)(3) & (c) on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, provide the passing results of their annual chemical tests for dangerous drugs to the Coast Guard, unless they provide satisfactory evidence that they have met the exceptions stated in 46 CFR 16.220(c). This information should be submitted to the Regional Examination Center (REC) which issued the mariner’s license. The Coast Guard may initiate appropriate administrative action, up to and including suspension or revocation of the mariner’s credential in accordance with 46 CFR part 5, if any licensed pilot serves as a first class pilot on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, or any other individual who ‘‘serves as’’ a pilot in accordance with 46 CFR 15.812(b)(3) & (c) on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, fails to submit the results of his or her annual chemical test for dangerous drugs or satisfactory evidence that he or she has met the exceptions in 46 CFR 16.220(c). Individuals with pilot licenses, pilot endorsements, master licenses and mate licenses (and individuals applying for those credentials) who do not serve as first class pilots on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, and do not otherwise ‘‘serve as’’ pilots in accordance with 46 CFR 15.812(b)(3) & (c) on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, do not need to submit the passing results of an annual chemical test for dangerous drugs pursuant to 46 CFR 16.220(b); however, they must do VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:00 Dec 11, 2006 Jkt 211001 so before serving as first class pilots on vessels greater than 1600 GRT, or before otherwise ‘‘serving as’’ pilots in accordance with 46 CFR 15.812(b)(3) & (c) on vessels greater than 1600 GRT. In addition, in response to the notice published September 28, 2006 referenced above, the Coast Guard received a number of requests to extend the initial deadline of December 27, 2006 for pilots to submit a copy of their most recent physical examination in order to provide more time for compliance. The Coast Guard agrees and is extending the deadline to April 11, 2007. Dated: December 5, 2006. L.W. Thomas, Acting Director of National and International Standards, Assistant Commandant for Prevention. [FR Doc. E6–21017 Filed 12–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–920–1320–EL] Powder River Regional Coal Team Activities: Notice of Public Meeting in Casper, WY Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Powder River Regional Coal Team (RCT) has scheduled a public meeting for January 18, 2007, to review current and proposed activities in the Powder River Coal Region and to review pending coal lease applications (LBA). DATES: The RCT meeting will begin at 9 a.m. MST on January 18, 2007. The meeting is open to the public. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Janssen, Regional Coal Coordinator, BLM Wyoming State Office, Division of Minerals and Lands, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009: telephone 307–775– 6206 or Rebecca Spurgin, Regional Coal Coordinator, BLM Montana State Office, Division of Resources, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101: telephone 406–896–5080. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to discuss pending coal lease by applications (LBA’s) in the Powder River Basin as well as other federal coal related actions PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74553 in the region. Specific coal lease applications and other matters for the RCT to consider include: 1. The Maysdorf II LBA, a new lease application filed by Cordero Mining Co. on September 1, 2006, is adjacent to the Cordero-Rojo mine. Approximately 4,654 acres and 483 million tons of Federal coal are involved. More details will be presented at the meeting. The RCT needs to consider the BLM processing schedule for the Maysdorf II LBA. 2. The Porcupine LBA, a new lease application filed by BTU Western Resources on September 27, 2006, is adjacent to the North Antelope-Rochelle mine. Approximately 5,116 acres and 598 million tons of Federal coal are involved. More details will be presented at the meeting. The RCT needs to consider the BLM processing schedule for the Porcupine LBA. 3. The BLM is doing a coal review study in the Powder River Basin. The results of this review will be used in the preparation of coal related NEPA documents in the Powder River coal region. The RCT will be updated on the progress and results of this study. 4. Update on U.S. Geological Survey coal inventory work. 5. The RCT will hear a discussion on coal conversion technologies and projects in Wyoming. 6. Update on BLM land use planning efforts in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana. 7. Other Coal Lease Applications and issues that may arise prior to the meeting. The RCT may generate recommendation(s) for any or all of these topics and other topics that may arise prior to the meeting date. The meeting will serve as a forum for public discussion on Federal coal management issues of concern in the Powder River Basin region. Any party interested in providing comments or data related to the above pending applications, or any party proposing other issues to be considered by the RCT, may either do so in writing to the State Director (922), BLM Wyoming State Office, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003, no later than January 5, 2007, or by addressing the RCT with his/her concerns at the meeting on January 18, 2007. The draft agenda for the meeting follows: 1. Introduction of RCT Members and guests. 2. Approval of the Minutes of the April 19, 2006 Regional Coal Team meeting held in Casper, Wyoming. 3. Coal activity since last RCT meeting. E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 74554 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 238 / Tuesday, December 12, 2006 / Notices 4. Industry Presentations on Lease Applications: —Cordero Mining Co., Antelope II LBA; —BTU Western Resources, Porcupine LBA. 5. BLM presentation on Powder River Basin coal review study. 6. U.S. Geological Survey presentation on Coal Inventory. 7. Presentation by State of Wyoming on coal conversion projects. 8. BLM land use planning efforts. 9. Other pending coal actions and other discussion items that may arise. 10. Discussion of the next meeting. 11. Adjourn. Dated: December 5, 2006. Robert A. Bennett, State Director. [FR Doc. E6–21111 Filed 12–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–100–07–0777–XX] Notice of Public Meetings, Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council Meetings Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: 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) Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The Northwest Colorado RAC meetings will be held February 22, 2007; May 17, 2007; August 16, 2007; and November 15, 2007. ADDRESSES: The Northwest Colorado RAC meetings will be held February 22, 2007, in Grand Junction, CO, at the Doubletree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive; May 17, 2007, in Meeker, CO, at the Fairfield Center, 200 Main St.; August 16, 2007, in Kremmling, CO, at the Chamber of Commerce, 203 Park Avenue; and November 15, 2007, in Glenwood Springs, CO, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road. All Northwest Colorado RAC meetings except the Grand Junction meeting will begin at 8 a.m. and adjourn at approximately 3 p.m., with public comment periods regarding matters on the agenda at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Grand Junction meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and adjourn at 4 p.m., VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:00 Dec 11, 2006 Jkt 211001 with public comment periods regarding matters on the agenda at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jamie Connell, BLM Glenwood Springs Field Manager, 50629 Hwy. 6&24, Glenwood Springs, CO; telephone 970– 947–2800; or David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, 50629 Hwy. 6&24, Glenwood Springs, CO, telephone 970–947–2832. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Northwest Colorado RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of public land issues in Colorado. Topics of discussion during Northwest Colorado RAC meetings may include the BLM National Sage Grouse Conservation Strategy, working group reports, recreation, fire management, land use planning, invasive species management, energy and minerals management, travel management, wilderness, wild horse herd management, land exchange proposals, cultural resource management, and other issues as appropriate. These meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the RACs. Each formal RAC meeting will also have time, as identified above, allocated 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. Dated: December 5, 2006. Jamie Connell, Glenwood Springs Field Manager, Lead Designated Federal Officer for the Northwest Colorado RAC. [FR Doc. E6–21127 Filed 12–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UTU76510] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, Utah November 30, 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), GLNA LLC timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease UTU76510 for lands in Grand County, Utah, and it was accompanied by all required rentals and royalties accruing PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 from July 1, 2006, the date of termination. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas F. Cook, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals at (801) 539–4070. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Lessee has agreed to new lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10 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 UTU76510, effective July 1, 1997, 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. E6–21039 Filed 12–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–056–5853–EU; N–81870; 7–08807] Notice of Realty Action: NonCompetitive Sale in the Las Vegas Valley, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Realty Action. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to sell a 5acre parcel of public land in the southwest portion of the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada to Clark County for affordable housing purposes. BLM proposes that the parcel be sold by direct sale to Clark County at less than the appraised fair market value (FMV), pursuant to Section 7(b) of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (Pub. L. 105–263, SNPLMA) and the Nevada Guidance on Policy and Procedures for Affordable Housing Disposals (Nevada Guidance) approved on August 8, 2006. BLM will sell the parcel under direct sale procedures in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq. (FLPMA), and the BLM land sale and mineral conveyance regulations at 43 CFR parts 2710 and 2720. DATES: On or before January 26, 2007, interested parties may submit comments E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WY-920-1320-EL]


Powder River Regional Coal Team Activities: Notice of Public 
Meeting in Casper, WY

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Powder River Regional Coal Team (RCT) has scheduled a 
public meeting for January 18, 2007, to review current and proposed 
activities in the Powder River Coal Region and to review pending coal 
lease applications (LBA).

DATES: The RCT meeting will begin at 9 a.m. MST on January 18, 2007. 
The meeting is open to the public.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Wyoming Oil and Gas 
Conservation Commission, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Janssen, Regional Coal 
Coordinator, BLM Wyoming State Office, Division of Minerals and Lands, 
5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009: telephone 307-775-6206 
or Rebecca Spurgin, Regional Coal Coordinator, BLM Montana State 
Office, Division of Resources, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 
59101: telephone 406-896-5080.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to discuss 
pending coal lease by applications (LBA's) in the Powder River Basin as 
well as other federal coal related actions in the region. Specific coal 
lease applications and other matters for the RCT to consider include:
    1. The Maysdorf II LBA, a new lease application filed by Cordero 
Mining Co. on September 1, 2006, is adjacent to the Cordero-Rojo mine. 
Approximately 4,654 acres and 483 million tons of Federal coal are 
involved. More details will be presented at the meeting. The RCT needs 
to consider the BLM processing schedule for the Maysdorf II LBA.
    2. The Porcupine LBA, a new lease application filed by BTU Western 
Resources on September 27, 2006, is adjacent to the North Antelope-
Rochelle mine. Approximately 5,116 acres and 598 million tons of 
Federal coal are involved. More details will be presented at the 
meeting. The RCT needs to consider the BLM processing schedule for the 
Porcupine LBA.
    3. The BLM is doing a coal review study in the Powder River Basin. 
The results of this review will be used in the preparation of coal 
related NEPA documents in the Powder River coal region. The RCT will be 
updated on the progress and results of this study.
    4. Update on U.S. Geological Survey coal inventory work.
    5. The RCT will hear a discussion on coal conversion technologies 
and projects in Wyoming.
    6. Update on BLM land use planning efforts in the Powder River 
Basin of Wyoming and Montana.
    7. Other Coal Lease Applications and issues that may arise prior to 
the meeting.
    The RCT may generate recommendation(s) for any or all of these 
topics and other topics that may arise prior to the meeting date.
    The meeting will serve as a forum for public discussion on Federal 
coal management issues of concern in the Powder River Basin region. Any 
party interested in providing comments or data related to the above 
pending applications, or any party proposing other issues to be 
considered by the RCT, may either do so in writing to the State 
Director (922), BLM Wyoming State Office, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 
82003, no later than January 5, 2007, or by addressing the RCT with 
his/her concerns at the meeting on January 18, 2007.
    The draft agenda for the meeting follows:
    1. Introduction of RCT Members and guests.
    2. Approval of the Minutes of the April 19, 2006 Regional Coal Team 
meeting held in Casper, Wyoming.
    3. Coal activity since last RCT meeting.

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    4. Industry Presentations on Lease Applications:

--Cordero Mining Co., Antelope II LBA;
--BTU Western Resources, Porcupine LBA.

    5. BLM presentation on Powder River Basin coal review study.
    6. U.S. Geological Survey presentation on Coal Inventory.
    7. Presentation by State of Wyoming on coal conversion projects.
    8. BLM land use planning efforts.
    9. Other pending coal actions and other discussion items that may 
arise.
    10. Discussion of the next meeting.
    11. Adjourn.

    Dated: December 5, 2006.
Robert A. Bennett,
State Director.
[FR Doc. E6-21111 Filed 12-11-06; 8:45 am]
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