Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases TXNM 115038; TXNM 115041; TXNM 115043, 24597-24598 [E7-8487]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 85 / Thursday, May 3, 2007 / Notices Francis’ satyr (Neonympha mitchelli francisici) while identifying hostplants and perfecting captive rearing for the potential establishment of experimental populations in the future. The activities would take place at the Fort Bragg Military Base, Cumberland and Hoke Counties, North Carolina. Dated: March 1, 2007. Jackie Parrish, Acting Regional Director. [FR Doc. E7–8461 Filed 5–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Recovery Plan for Two Plants From Rota (Nesogenes rotensis and Osmoxylon mariannense) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of document availability. AGENCY: mmaher on DSK3CLS3C1PROD with $$_JOB SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of a recovery plan for two plants, Nesogense rotensis and Osmoxylon mariannense. These two plants are found only on the island of Rota in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and were federally listed as endangered in 2004. ADDRESSES: Copies of the recovery plan are available by request from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 3–122, Box 50088, Honolulu, Hawaii 96850 (phone: 808–792–9400). An electronic copy of the recovery plan is also available at: http://www.fws.gov/endangered/ recovery/index.html●plans. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Leonard, Field Supervisor, at the above Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Recovery of endangered or threatened animals and plants is a primary goal of the Endangered Species Act (Act) (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and our endangered species program. Recovery means improvement of the status of listed species to the point at which listing is no longer required under criteria set out in section 4(a)(1) of the Act. Recovery plans describe actions considered necessary for the conservation of the species, establish criteria for downlisting and delisting listed species, and estimate time and cost for implementing the measures needed for recovery. VerDate Mar 15 2010 05:02 Aug 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 The Act requires the development of recovery plans for endangered or threatened species unless such a plan would not promote the conservation of the species. Recovery plans help guide the recovery effort by describing actions considered necessary for the conservation of the species, and estimating time and cost for implementing the measures needed for recovery. Section 4(f) of the Act requires that public notice and an opportunity for public review and comment be provided during recovery plan development. In fulfillment of this requirement, the Draft Recovery Plan for Two Points from Rota was made available for public comment from April 25 through June 26, 2006 (79 FR 23942). Information presented during the public comment period was considered in our preparation of this recovery plan, and is summarized in an appendix to the plan. We will forward substantive comments regarding recovery plan implementation to appropriate Federal or other entities so that they can take these comments into account during the course of implementing recovery actions. Nesogenes rotensis and Osmoxylon mariannense are found only on the island of Rota in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Both species were federally listed as endangered in 2004, and O. mariannense is also protected by the government of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Currently, there are two known populations of N. rotensis of 15 to 20 plants each. This species is found on exposed, raised limestone flats in nonforested beach strand habitat that is subject to salt spray during severe storms. The 10 known individuals of O. mariannense are scattered within limestone forests within the Sabana, the cloudswept plateau that dominates the western half of Rota that is often shrouded in clouds and mist. Human activities and introduced species that alter native vegetation and habitat are believed to be the primary factors leading to the small population sizes and limited distribution of both species. These activities include agriculture; ranching; non-native plant and animal introductions; resort and beach park development in the coastal habitat of Nesogenes rotensis; and road construction and maintenance in the Sabana habitat of Osmoxylon mariannense. In the last decade, several major typhoons have made landfall on Rota, severely impacting individuals of both species. Another factor that may affect the recovery of these two species is their vulnerability to extinction from PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24597 reduced reproductive vigor due to their small population sizes. Recovery actions in this plan are designed to address threats to both species in order to achieve the recovery objectives of downlisting to threatened status and eventual delisting. The overall objective of this recovery plan is to restore and maintain multiple naturally reproducing populations of both species on the island of Rota such that the protections of the Act are no longer necessary. The recovery strategy focuses on: (1) Protecting and restoring the native coastal strand and forest habitat of Nesogenes rotensis and Osmoxylon mariannense, respectively; (2) establishing new populations and augmenting existing populations of both species through methods that include controlled propagation and outplanting; (3) assessing the impacts of feral ungulates (deer and pigs), rats, mice, insects, diseases, and introduced plants, and determining appropriate control or eradication methods; (4) building public support for conservation; and (5) reassessing and refining recovery actions as appropriate. Authority The authority for this action is section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1533(f). Dated: February 14, 2007. David J. Wesley, Acting Regional Director, Region 1, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 07–2179 Filed 5–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NM–920–1310–07; TXNM 115038; TXNM 115041; TXNM 115043] Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases TXNM 115038; TXNM 115041; TXNM 115043 Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of 43 CFR 3108.2–3(b)(2), Pinnacle Operating Company, Inc. timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas leases TXNM 115038, TXNM 115041 and TXNM 115043 for lands in Sabine County, Texas, and was accompanied by all required rentals and royalties accruing from December 1, 2006, the date of termination. E:\FEDREG\03MYN1.LOC 03MYN1 24598 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 85 / Thursday, May 3, 2007 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Becky C. Olivas, BLM, New Mexico State Office, (505) 438–7609. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: No valid lease has been issued affecting the lands. The lessee has agreed to new lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500.00 administrative fee and has reimbursed the Bureau of Land Management for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the leases as set out in Sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate the leases effective December 1, 2006, subject to the original terms and conditions of the leases and the increased rentals and royalty rates cited above. Bureau of Land Management [NM–920–1310–07; TXNM 115039] Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease TXNM 115039 Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of reinstatement of terminated oil and gas lease. mmaher on DSK3CLS3C1PROD with $$_JOB AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of 43 CFR 3108.2–3(b)(2), Energy Equities, Inc. timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease TXNM 115039 for lands in Shelby County, Texas, and was accompanied by all required rentals and royalties accruing from December 1, 2006, the date of termination. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Becky C. Olivas, BLM, New Mexico State Office, (505) 438–7609. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: No valid lease has been issued affecting the lands. The lessee has agreed to new lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof and 16 2/3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500.00 administrative fee and has reimbursed the Bureau of Land Management for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all Dated: February 27, 2007. Jimmie Buxton, Chief, Branch of Lands, Minerals and Water Rights Resource Services Division. [FR Doc. E7–8485 Filed 5–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NM–030–1430–01; NMNM110627] Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purpose (R&PP) Act Classification; New Mexico Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [ID–933–1430–FR; IDI–27169] Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Jkt 223001 BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P AGENCY: BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P 05:02 Aug 19, 2011 Dated: April 25, 2007. Becky C. Olivas, Land Law Examiner, Fluids Adjudication Team 1. [FR Doc. E7–8488 Filed 5–2–07; 8:45 am] Termination of Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification, Idaho Dated: April 25, 2007. Becky C. Olivas, Land Law Examiner, Fluids Adjudication Team 1. [FR Doc. E7–8487 Filed 5–2–07; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar 15 2010 the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate the lease effective December 1, 2006, subject to the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rentals and royalty rates cited above. SUMMARY: This notice terminates a Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification on 17 acres of public lands, more or less, as this classification is no longer needed under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.). EFFECTIVE DATE: May 3, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine D. Foster, BLM Idaho State Office, 1387 S. Vinnell Way, Boise, Idaho 83709, (208) 373–3863. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 9, 1992, 17 acres of public lands were classified as suitable for Recreation and Public Purposes. The classification is hereby terminated and the segregation for the following described land is hereby terminated: T. 37 N., R. 1 E., B.M. Section 34, Lots 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26 and 27 (Formerly a portion of Lot 6). The area described above aggregates 17 acres of public lands, more or less, in Clearwater County. At 9 a.m. on May 3, 2007, the Recreation and Public Purposes Classification will be terminated. The lands will remain closed to location and entry under the public land laws and the mining laws, as they are currently withdrawn by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for hydropower purposes: Power Project No. 10819. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for lease and subsequent conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, (43 U.S.C. 869, et seq.) as amended, approximately 34.38 acres of public land in Do[ntilde]a Ana County, New Mexico. The City of Las Cruces (City) proposes to use the land as a community park and related facilities. DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments regarding the proposed land/conveyance or classification of the lands until June 18, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to the District Manager, BLM Las Cruces District Office, 1800 Marquess, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angel Mayes, Realty Specialist, at the above address or on (505) 525–4376. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The City filed an R&PP Act application for 34.38 acres of public land to be developed as a community park and related facilities. These related facilities include walking trails, plant identification plaques, shade structures, parking lots, picnic shelters, restrooms, play areas with play structures and landscape enhancements to complement the structures. The parcel of public land, located on the east mesa of the City of Las Cruces, is described as follows: New Mexico Principal Meridian, T. 23 S., R. 2 E., Section 4, lots 10 and 11, inclusive. The area described contains 34.38 acres, more or less, in Do[ntilde]a Ana County. The land is not required for any Federal purpose. The lease/conveyance is consistent with the BLM Mimbres Resource Management Plan dated E:\FEDREG\03MYN1.LOC 03MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 85 (Thursday, May 3, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24597-24598]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-8487]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[NM-920-1310-07; TXNM 115038; TXNM 115041; TXNM 115043]


Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases TXNM 
115038; TXNM 115041; TXNM 115043

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of 43 CFR 3108.2-3(b)(2), Pinnacle 
Operating Company, Inc. timely filed a petition for reinstatement of 
oil and gas leases TXNM 115038, TXNM 115041 and TXNM 115043 for lands 
in Sabine County, Texas, and was accompanied by all required rentals 
and royalties accruing from December 1, 2006, the date of termination.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Becky C. Olivas, BLM, New Mexico State 
Office, (505) 438-7609.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: No valid lease has been issued affecting the 
lands. The lessee has agreed to new lease terms for rentals and 
royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof and 16\2/3\ 
percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500.00 
administrative fee and has reimbursed the Bureau of Land Management for 
the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the 
requirements for reinstatement of the leases as set out in Sections 
31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and 
the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate the leases 
effective December 1, 2006, subject to the original terms and 
conditions of the leases and the increased rentals and royalty rates 
cited above.

    Dated: April 25, 2007.
Becky C. Olivas,
Land Law Examiner, Fluids Adjudication Team 1.
 [FR Doc. E7-8487 Filed 5-2-07; 8:45 am]
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