Major Portion Prices and Due Date for Additional Royalty Payments on Indian Gas Production in Designated Areas Not Associated With an Index Zone, 2307-2308 [E7-629]

Download as PDF 2307 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 11 / Thursday, January 18, 2007 / Notices Cooperative Management and Protection Area. Topics to be discussed by the Steens Mountain Advisory Council at these meetings include the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area Travel Management, Comprehensive Recreation, Implementation, and Monitoring Plans; North Steens Ecosystem Restoration Project Environmental Impact Statement and project implementation; Wildlands Juniper Management Area projects and partnerships; Steens Mountain Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Plan; categories of interest such as wildlife, special designated areas, partnerships/programs, cultural resources, education/interpretation, volunteer-based information, adaptive management, and socioeconomics; and other matters that may reasonably come before the Steens Mountain Advisory Council. All meetings are open to the public in their entirety. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rhonda Karges, Management Support Specialist, Burns District Office, 28910 Highway 20 West, Hines, Oregon, 97738, (541) 573–4400 or Rhonda_Karges@blm.gov. Dated: January 10, 2007. Dana R. Shuford, Burns District Manager. [FR Doc. E7–652 Filed 1–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P John Barder, Indian Oil and Gas Compliance and Asset Management, MMS; telephone (303) 231–3702; FAX (303) 231–3755; e-mail to John.Barder@mms.gov; or Larry Gratz, Indian Oil and Gas Compliance and Asset Management, MMS; telephone (303) 231–3427; FAX (303) 231–3755; email to Larry.Gratz@mms.gov. Mailing address: Minerals Management Service, Minerals Revenue Management, Compliance and Asset Management, Indian Oil and Gas Compliance and Asset Management, P.O. Box 25165, MS 396B2, Denver, Colorado 80225–0165. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On August 10, 1999, MMS published a final rule titled ‘‘Amendments to Gas Valuation Regulations for Indian Leases,’’ (64 FR 43506) with an effective date of January 1, 2000. The gas regulations apply to all gas production from Indian (tribal or allotted) oil and gas leases, except leases on the Osage Indian Reservation. The rule requires that MMS publish major portion prices for each designated area not associated with an index zone for each production month beginning January 2000, along with a due date for additional royalty payments. See 30 CFR 206.174(a)(4)(ii) (2005). If additional royalties are due based on a published major portion price, the lessee must submit an amended Form MMS–2014, Report of Sales and Royalty Remittance, to MMS by the due date. If additional royalties are not paid by the due date, late payment interest, under 30 CFR 218.54 (2005), will accrue from the due date until payment is made, and an amended Form MMS–2014 is received. The table below lists the major portion prices for all designated areas not associated with an index zone. The due date is 60 days after the publication date of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Major Portion Prices and Due Date for Additional Royalty Payments on Indian Gas Production in Designated Areas Not Associated With an Index Zone Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of major portion prices for calendar year 2005. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Final regulations for valuing gas produced from Indian leases, published on August 10, 1999, require MMS to determine major portion prices and notify industry by publishing the prices in the Federal Register. The regulations also require MMS to publish a due date for industry to pay additional royalty based on the major portion prices. This notice provides the major portion prices for the 12 months of 2005. The due date to pay additional royalties based on the major portion prices is 60 days after the publication date of this notice. DATES: March 19, 2007. ADDRESSES: See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. GAS MAJOR PORTION PRICES FOR DESIGNATED AREAS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH AN INDEX ZONE Jan 2005 (MMBtu) MMS-Designated areas pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Blackfeet Reservation .............................................................................................................. Fort Belknap ............................................................................................................................ Fort Berthold ............................................................................................................................ Fort Peck Reservation ............................................................................................................. Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation ................................................................. Rocky Boys Reservation ......................................................................................................... Ute Allotted Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation ..................................................... Ute Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation ........................................................ 7.93 5.59 5.08 6.30 5.46 4.56 5.58 5.54 May 2005 (MMBtu) Blackfeet Reservation .............................................................................................................. Fort Belknap ............................................................................................................................ VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:52 Jan 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Feb 2005 (MMBtu) 7.28 5.71 5.00 6.21 5.31 4.58 5.13 5.09 Jun 2005 (MMBtu) 5.82 5.84 E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 5.29 5.79 18JAN1 Mar 2005 (MMBtu) 7.41 5.83 5.60 6.70 5.35 5.36 5.21 5.45 Jul 2005 (MMBtu) 5.66 5.97 Apr 2005 (MMBtu) 5.86 5.92 5.98 7.05 6.09 5.50 6.09 5.71 Aug 2005 (MMBtu) 5.95 5.97 2308 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 11 / Thursday, January 18, 2007 / Notices May 2005 (MMBtu) Fort Berthold ............................................................................................................................ Fort Peck Reservation ............................................................................................................. Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation ................................................................. Rocky Boys Reservation ......................................................................................................... Ute Allotted Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation ..................................................... Ute Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation ........................................................ 5.58 6.60 6.06 4.77 6.00 5.77 Sep 2005 (MMBtu) Blackfeet Reservation .............................................................................................................. Fort Belknap ............................................................................................................................ Fort Berthold ............................................................................................................................ Fort Peck Reservation ............................................................................................................. Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation ................................................................. Rocky Boys Reservation ......................................................................................................... Ute Allotted Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation ..................................................... Ute Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation ........................................................ For information on how to report additional royalties due to major portion prices, please refer to our Dear Payor letter dated December 1, 1999, on the MMS Web site address at http:// www.mrm.mms.gov/ReportingServices/ PDFDocs/991201.pdf. Dated: November 16, 2006. Lucy Querques Denett, Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management. [FR Doc. E7–629 Filed 1–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration Proposed Collection; Comment Request pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Securing Financial VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:52 Jan 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 Obligations under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and its Extension (LS–276, LS–275–IC and LS–275–SI). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before March 19, 2007. ADDRESSES: Ms. Hazel M. Bell, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0418, fax (202) 693–1451, E-mail bell.hazel@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or E-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) requires covered employers to secure the payment of compensation under the Act and its extensions by purchasing insurance from a carrier authorized by the Secretary of Labor to write Longshore Act insurance, or by becoming authorized self-insured employers (33 U.S.C. 932 et seq.). Each authorized insurance carrier (or carrier seeking authorization) is required to establish annually that its Longshore obligations are fully secured either through an applicable state guaranty (or analogous) fund, a deposit of security with the Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation (DLHWC), or a combination of both. Similarly, each authorized self-insurer (or employer seeking authorization) is required to fully secure its Longshore PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Jun 2005 (MMBtu) 5.46 6.52 5.36 5.19 5.28 5.28 Oct 2005 (MMBtu) 7.76 6.63 9.93 9.26 8.13 8.42 8.07 7.99 9.60 7.10 11.22 10.61 9.40 9.46 9.42 9.37 Jul 2005 (MMBtu) 6.80 7.41 6.00 5.27 5.80 5.71 Nov 2005 (MMBtu) 10.53 6.68 8.45 12.33 10.26 7.46 9.70 9.75 Aug 2005 (MMBtu) 7.60 7.90 6.31 6.72 6.22 5.97 Dec 2005 (MMBtu) 8.93 6.63 11.26 9.75 8.52 9.34 8.04 8.71 Act obligations by depositing security with DLHWC. These requirements are designed to assure the prompt and continued payment of compensation and other benefits by the responsible carrier or self-insurer to injured workers and their survivors. Forms LS–275, Application for Security Deposit Determination; LS–275–IC, Agreement and Undertaking (Insurance Carrier); and LS–275–SI, Agreement and Undertaking (Self-insured Employer) are used to cover the submission of information by insurance carriers and self-insured employers regarding their ability to meet their financial obligations under the Longshore Act and its extensions. This information collection is currently approved for use through June 30, 2007. II. Review Focus The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 11 (Thursday, January 18, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2307-2308]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-629]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service


Major Portion Prices and Due Date for Additional Royalty Payments 
on Indian Gas Production in Designated Areas Not Associated With an 
Index Zone

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of major portion prices for calendar year 2005.

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SUMMARY: Final regulations for valuing gas produced from Indian leases, 
published on August 10, 1999, require MMS to determine major portion 
prices and notify industry by publishing the prices in the Federal 
Register. The regulations also require MMS to publish a due date for 
industry to pay additional royalty based on the major portion prices. 
This notice provides the major portion prices for the 12 months of 
2005. The due date to pay additional royalties based on the major 
portion prices is 60 days after the publication date of this notice.

DATES: March 19, 2007.

ADDRESSES: See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Barder, Indian Oil and Gas 
Compliance and Asset Management, MMS; telephone (303) 231-3702; FAX 
(303) 231-3755; e-mail to John.Barder@mms.gov; or Larry Gratz, Indian 
Oil and Gas Compliance and Asset Management, MMS; telephone (303) 231-
3427; FAX (303) 231-3755; e-mail to Larry.Gratz@mms.gov. Mailing 
address: Minerals Management Service, Minerals Revenue Management, 
Compliance and Asset Management, Indian Oil and Gas Compliance and 
Asset Management, P.O. Box 25165, MS 396B2, Denver, Colorado 80225-
0165.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 10, 1999, MMS published a final 
rule titled ``Amendments to Gas Valuation Regulations for Indian 
Leases,'' (64 FR 43506) with an effective date of January 1, 2000. The 
gas regulations apply to all gas production from Indian (tribal or 
allotted) oil and gas leases, except leases on the Osage Indian 
Reservation.
    The rule requires that MMS publish major portion prices for each 
designated area not associated with an index zone for each production 
month beginning January 2000, along with a due date for additional 
royalty payments. See 30 CFR 206.174(a)(4)(ii) (2005). If additional 
royalties are due based on a published major portion price, the lessee 
must submit an amended Form MMS-2014, Report of Sales and Royalty 
Remittance, to MMS by the due date. If additional royalties are not 
paid by the due date, late payment interest, under 30 CFR 218.54 
(2005), will accrue from the due date until payment is made, and an 
amended Form MMS-2014 is received. The table below lists the major 
portion prices for all designated areas not associated with an index 
zone. The due date is 60 days after the publication date of this 
notice.

                 Gas Major Portion Prices for Designated Areas Not Associated With an Index Zone
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                                                                   Jan  2005   Feb  2005   Mar  2005   Apr  2005
                      MMS-Designated areas                          (MMBtu)     (MMBtu)     (MMBtu)     (MMBtu)
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Blackfeet Reservation...........................................        7.93        7.28        7.41        5.86
Fort Belknap....................................................        5.59        5.71        5.83        5.92
Fort Berthold...................................................        5.08        5.00        5.60        5.98
Fort Peck Reservation...........................................        6.30        6.21        6.70        7.05
Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation................        5.46        5.31        5.35        6.09
Rocky Boys Reservation..........................................        4.56        4.58        5.36        5.50
Ute Allotted Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.........        5.58        5.13        5.21        6.09
Ute Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation...........        5.54        5.09        5.45        5.71
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                                                                   May  2005   Jun  2005   Jul  2005   Aug  2005
                                                                    (MMBtu)     (MMBtu)     (MMBtu)     (MMBtu)
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Blackfeet Reservation...........................................        5.82        5.29        5.66        5.95
Fort Belknap....................................................        5.84        5.79        5.97        5.97

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Fort Berthold...................................................        5.58        5.46        6.80        7.60
Fort Peck Reservation...........................................        6.60        6.52        7.41        7.90
Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation................        6.06        5.36        6.00        6.31
Rocky Boys Reservation..........................................        4.77        5.19        5.27        6.72
Ute Allotted Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.........        6.00        5.28        5.80        6.22
Ute Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation...........        5.77        5.28        5.71        5.97
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                                                                   Sep  2005   Oct  2005   Nov  2005   Dec  2005
                                                                    (MMBtu)     (MMBtu)     (MMBtu)     (MMBtu)
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Blackfeet Reservation...........................................        7.76        9.60       10.53        8.93
Fort Belknap....................................................        6.63        7.10        6.68        6.63
Fort Berthold...................................................        9.93       11.22        8.45       11.26
Fort Peck Reservation...........................................        9.26       10.61       12.33        9.75
Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation................        8.13        9.40       10.26        8.52
Rocky Boys Reservation..........................................        8.42        9.46        7.46        9.34
Ute Allotted Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.........        8.07        9.42        9.70        8.04
Ute Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation...........        7.99        9.37        9.75        8.71
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    For information on how to report additional royalties due to major 
portion prices, please refer to our Dear Payor letter dated December 1, 
1999, on the MMS Web site address at http://www.mrm.mms.gov/
ReportingServices/PDFDocs/991201.pdf.

    Dated: November 16, 2006.
Lucy Querques Denett,
Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management.
 [FR Doc. E7-629 Filed 1-17-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-MR-P