Notice of Realty Action; Noncompetitive Lease of Public Land, Custer and Lemhi Counties, ID, 44569-44570 [E7-15358]

Download as PDF 44569 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 8, 2007 / Notices Number of respondents Annual responses × Hours per response = Burden hours 668 0.81 .... 0.25 .... 136 Reporting Burden .............................................................................. Total Estimated Burden Hours: 136. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Status: New collection. Fish and Wildlife Service Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: August 3, 2007. Lillian L. Deitzer, Issuance of Permits Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits for marine mammals. AGENCY: Departmental Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–15448 Filed 8–7–07; 8:45 am] issued. BILLING CODE 4210–67–P ADDRESSES: ................... ................... ................... ................... ................... ................... ................... Leon E. Houser ...................................... Kevin Dahm ............................................ Anthony A. Casagrande ......................... Daniel A. Hoffler ..................................... Casey P. Brooks ..................................... Danny Z. Donaldson ............................... Ritchie G. Studer .................................... BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [ID–330–1430–DSG–07–0002; IDI–34902] Notice of Realty Action; Noncompetitive Lease of Public Land, Custer and Lemhi Counties, ID Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. AGENCY: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Receipt of application Federal Register notice Applicant Dated: July 20, 2007. Lisa J. Lierheimer, Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. E7–15383 Filed 8–7–07; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and determined that two parcels of public land comprising 9.6 acres, more or less, located in Custer and Lemhi Counties, Idaho are suitable for a renewable, direct (non-competitive), 20-year agricultural use lease to The Nature VerDate Aug<31>2005 The following permits were Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Permit No. 150941 151316 151317 152688 152993 152239 152748 SUMMARY: 20:05 Aug 07, 2007 Jkt 211001 Act, by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 700, Arlington, Virginia 22203; fax 703/358–2281. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Division of Management Authority, telephone 703/358–2104. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that on the dates below, as authorized by the provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the Fish and Wildlife Service issued the requested permits subject to certain conditions set forth therein. 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 FR FR FR FR FR FR FR Permit issuance date 25328; 25328; 25328; 31090; 31090; 31090; 31090; July July July July July July July May 4, 2007 ..................................................... May 4, 2007 ..................................................... May 4, 2007 ..................................................... June 5, 2007 .................................................... June 5, 2007 .................................................... June 5, 2007 .................................................... June 5, 2007 .................................................... Conservancy (TNC) pursuant to Section 302 (b) of The Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1732 (b)), and the implementing regulations at 43 CFR part 2920, as amended. This action will resolve an historic encroachment occurring on public lands. The encroachment dating back to on or before 1976 was originally attributed to parties from whom TNC purchased property (adjacent to the subject parcels) in 2003. Rent for the use was determined by Department of the Interior appraisal to be BLM minimum annual lease fee of $250.00. Rent may be re-appraised annually, or at an interval not to exceed every 5 years to remain consistent with market trends. DATES: Interested parties may submit comments to the BLM Challis Field Office Manager, at the below address. Comments must be received by not later than September 24, 2007. Only written comments will be accepted. ADDRESSES: Address all written comments concerning this Notice to David Rosenkrance, BLM Challis Field Manager, 801 Blue Mountain Road, PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6, 2007. 6, 2007. 12, 2007. 17, 2007. 17, 2007. 17, 2007. 17, 2007. Challis, Idaho 83226–9304. Detailed information concerning this action, including but not limited to documentation related to compliance with applicable environmental and cultural resource laws, is available for review at the BLM Challis Field Office. Tim Vanek, Realty Specialist at the above address or call (208) 879–6218. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The following described public land in Custer and Lemhi Counties, Idaho has been determined to be suitable for lease for the purpose of agricultural harvest (alfalfa hay). The BLM has determined that resource values will not be affected by the leasing of this parcel of public land. The proposed action complies with the BLM Challis Resource Management Plan (RMP) (1999). Compliance can be found under: Decision Land Tenure and Access under Goal 4 (Eliminate unauthorized use of public lands). As provided in 43 CFR 2920.5–4(b), land use authorizations may be offered on a negotiated, non- SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 44570 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 8, 2007 / Notices competitive basis, when, in the judgment of the authorized officer, equities, such as prior use of the lands, exist; if no competitive interest exists; or, where competitive bidding would represent unfair competitive and economic disadvantage to the originator of the unique land use concept that is compatible with the public interest. Based on past use of the subject parcels in the form of alfalfa hay cultivation, it is the authorized officer’s discretion to offer the proposed agricultural on a noncompetitive basis. Furthermore, it is the authorized officer’s decision to offer the proposed agricultural lease to The Nature Conservancy on a noncompetitive basis because an improvement consisting of a portion of an irrigation pivot owned by TNC exists on the public land in support of hay production. Because of these points, it is the opinion of the authorized officer no competitive interests exist, or competitive bidding would represent unfair competitive and economic disadvantage to TNC. Therefore, the BLM will accept for processing, an application to be filed by The Nature Conservancy, or its duly qualified designee, for a noncompetitive lease of the above described lands, to be used, occupied, and developed as stated above. The noncompetitive bid shall not be for less than fair market value. That is to say, rental value which has been based on the fair market value of the land, is acceptable to the BLM after taking into account a current, independent appraisal of, among other considerations, the highest and best use of the lands. The BLM will estimate the costs of processing the lease application. Before the BLM begins to process the application, the lease applicant must pay the full amount of the estimated costs to the United States. If a lease is not granted, the lease applicant must pay to the United States, in addition to the estimated costs, the reasonable costs incurred by the BLM in processing the lease in excess of the estimated costs. Rent has been determined by the BLM. If and when a lease is granted, rent must be made paid annually or otherwise in advance, and periodically thereafter. If a lease is granted, the lessee shall reimburse the United States for all reasonable administrative and other costs incurred by the United States in processing the lease application and for monitoring construction, operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of the land and facilities authorized. The reimbursement of costs shall be in accordance with the provisions of 43 CFR 2920.6. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:14 Aug 07, 2007 Jkt 211001 The lease application must include a reference to this notice and comply in all respects with the regulations pertaining to land use authorization applications at 43 CFR 2920.5–2 and 2920.5–5(b). If authorized, the lease would be subject to provisions of the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976, and all applicable regulations of the Secretary of the Interior, including but not limited to 43 CFR part 2920, and to valid existing rights. The parcels are described as follows: Boise Meridian T. 15 N., R. 21 E., sec. 22, (contained within) NE1⁄4NW1⁄4 and NW1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4; sec. 28, (contained within) NW1⁄4NE1⁄4. The areas described contain 9.6 acres, more or less, in Custer and Lemhi Counties. The United States (Lessor) shall reserve all leasable, locatable, and salable mineral resources and deposits in the subject parcel together with the right to prospect for, mine, and remove the same under applicable laws and regulations. The lease, when issued, will contain a covenant requiring TNC assign in the name of the Lessor that amount of water applied to the subject parcel during the use of the subject parcel by TNC. In the event the application of water to the public land ceases, this assignment shall terminate and full water right shall revert back to the sole ownership of TNC. Comments must be received by the BLM Challis Field Manager at the address stated above, on or before the date stated above. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment— including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Any adverse comments will be reviewed by the BLM Idaho Falls District Manager, who may sustain, vacate or modify this realty action. In the absence of any objections, or adverse comments, this proposed realty action will become the final determination of the Department of the Interior. (Authority: 43 CFR 2920.4) Joe Kraayenbrink, Idaho Falls District Manager. [FR Doc. E7–15358 Filed 8–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of a reinstatement of an information collection (1010–0081). AGENCY: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 282, Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf for Minerals Other than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur. DATES: Submit written comments by October 9, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods listed below. Please use the Information Collection Number 1010–0081 as an identifier in your message. • E-mail MMS at rules.comments@mms.gov. Identify with Information Collection Number 1010– 0081 in the subject line. • Fax: 703–787–1093. Identify with Information Collection Number 1010– 0081. • Mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the Interior; Minerals Management Service; Attention: Cheryl Blundon; 381 Elden Street, MS–4024; Herndon, Virginia 20170–4817. Please reference ‘‘Information Collection 1010– 0081’’ in your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Blundon, Regulations and Standards Branch at (703) 787–1607. You may also contact Cheryl Blundon to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the regulations of the subject collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR 282, Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf for Minerals Other than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur. OMB Control Number: 1010–0081. Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1334 and 43 U.S.C. 1337(k)), authorizes the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to implement regulations to grant to the qualified persons, offering the highest cash bonus on a basis of competitive bidding, leases of any mineral other than oil, gas, and sulphur. This applies to any area of the OCS not then under E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 152 (Wednesday, August 8, 2007)]
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[Pages 44569-44570]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[ID-330-1430-DSG-07-0002; IDI-34902]


Notice of Realty Action; Noncompetitive Lease of Public Land, 
Custer and Lemhi Counties, ID

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of realty action.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and 
determined that two parcels of public land comprising 9.6 acres, more 
or less, located in Custer and Lemhi Counties, Idaho are suitable for a 
renewable, direct (non-competitive), 20-year agricultural use lease to 
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) pursuant to Section 302 (b) of The Federal 
Land Policy Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1732 (b)), and the 
implementing regulations at 43 CFR part 2920, as amended. This action 
will resolve an historic encroachment occurring on public lands. The 
encroachment dating back to on or before 1976 was originally attributed 
to parties from whom TNC purchased property (adjacent to the subject 
parcels) in 2003. Rent for the use was determined by Department of the 
Interior appraisal to be BLM minimum annual lease fee of $250.00. Rent 
may be re-appraised annually, or at an interval not to exceed every 5 
years to remain consistent with market trends.

DATES: Interested parties may submit comments to the BLM Challis Field 
Office Manager, at the below address. Comments must be received by not 
later than September 24, 2007. Only written comments will be accepted.

ADDRESSES: Address all written comments concerning this Notice to David 
Rosenkrance, BLM Challis Field Manager, 801 Blue Mountain Road, 
Challis, Idaho 83226-9304. Detailed information concerning this action, 
including but not limited to documentation related to compliance with 
applicable environmental and cultural resource laws, is available for 
review at the BLM Challis Field Office.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Vanek, Realty Specialist at the 
above address or call (208) 879-6218.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following described public land in 
Custer and Lemhi Counties, Idaho has been determined to be suitable for 
lease for the purpose of agricultural harvest (alfalfa hay). The BLM 
has determined that resource values will not be affected by the leasing 
of this parcel of public land. The proposed action complies with the 
BLM Challis Resource Management Plan (RMP) (1999). Compliance can be 
found under: Decision Land Tenure and Access under Goal 4 (Eliminate 
unauthorized use of public lands). As provided in 43 CFR 2920.5-4(b), 
land use authorizations may be offered on a negotiated, non-

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competitive basis, when, in the judgment of the authorized officer, 
equities, such as prior use of the lands, exist; if no competitive 
interest exists; or, where competitive bidding would represent unfair 
competitive and economic disadvantage to the originator of the unique 
land use concept that is compatible with the public interest. Based on 
past use of the subject parcels in the form of alfalfa hay cultivation, 
it is the authorized officer's discretion to offer the proposed 
agricultural on a non-competitive basis. Furthermore, it is the 
authorized officer's decision to offer the proposed agricultural lease 
to The Nature Conservancy on a non-competitive basis because an 
improvement consisting of a portion of an irrigation pivot owned by TNC 
exists on the public land in support of hay production. Because of 
these points, it is the opinion of the authorized officer no 
competitive interests exist, or competitive bidding would represent 
unfair competitive and economic disadvantage to TNC.
    Therefore, the BLM will accept for processing, an application to be 
filed by The Nature Conservancy, or its duly qualified designee, for a 
non-competitive lease of the above described lands, to be used, 
occupied, and developed as stated above. The non-competitive bid shall 
not be for less than fair market value. That is to say, rental value 
which has been based on the fair market value of the land, is 
acceptable to the BLM after taking into account a current, independent 
appraisal of, among other considerations, the highest and best use of 
the lands. The BLM will estimate the costs of processing the lease 
application. Before the BLM begins to process the application, the 
lease applicant must pay the full amount of the estimated costs to the 
United States. If a lease is not granted, the lease applicant must pay 
to the United States, in addition to the estimated costs, the 
reasonable costs incurred by the BLM in processing the lease in excess 
of the estimated costs. Rent has been determined by the BLM. If and 
when a lease is granted, rent must be made paid annually or otherwise 
in advance, and periodically thereafter. If a lease is granted, the 
lessee shall reimburse the United States for all reasonable 
administrative and other costs incurred by the United States in 
processing the lease application and for monitoring construction, 
operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of the land and facilities 
authorized. The reimbursement of costs shall be in accordance with the 
provisions of 43 CFR 2920.6.
    The lease application must include a reference to this notice and 
comply in all respects with the regulations pertaining to land use 
authorization applications at 43 CFR 2920.5-2 and 2920.5-5(b).
    If authorized, the lease would be subject to provisions of the 
Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976, and all applicable 
regulations of the Secretary of the Interior, including but not limited 
to 43 CFR part 2920, and to valid existing rights.
    The parcels are described as follows:

Boise Meridian

T. 15 N., R. 21 E., sec. 22, (contained within) NE\1/4\NW\1/4\ and 
NW\1/4\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\; sec. 28, (contained within) NW\1/4\NE\1/4\.

    The areas described contain 9.6 acres, more or less, in Custer 
and Lemhi Counties.

    The United States (Lessor) shall reserve all leasable, locatable, 
and salable mineral resources and deposits in the subject parcel 
together with the right to prospect for, mine, and remove the same 
under applicable laws and regulations. The lease, when issued, will 
contain a covenant requiring TNC assign in the name of the Lessor that 
amount of water applied to the subject parcel during the use of the 
subject parcel by TNC. In the event the application of water to the 
public land ceases, this assignment shall terminate and full water 
right shall revert back to the sole ownership of TNC.
    Comments must be received by the BLM Challis Field Manager at the 
address stated above, on or before the date stated above. Before 
including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal 
identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire 
comment--including your personal identifying information--may be made 
publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to 
withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we 
cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Any adverse comments 
will be reviewed by the BLM Idaho Falls District Manager, who may 
sustain, vacate or modify this realty action. In the absence of any 
objections, or adverse comments, this proposed realty action will 
become the final determination of the Department of the Interior.

    (Authority: 43 CFR 2920.4)

Joe Kraayenbrink,
Idaho Falls District Manager.
 [FR Doc. E7-15358 Filed 8-7-07; 8:45 am]
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