Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases, Utah, 44852-44853 [E7-15584]

Download as PDF 44852 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 153 / Thursday, August 9, 2007 / Notices Nevada. E-mails should include ‘‘UNEV Pipeline EIS’’ in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Incardine at the Utah State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101; by phone: (801) 539–4118; or by e-mail: Joe_Incardine@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EIS will assess the potential impacts of granting a right-of-way (ROW) authorizing subsequent construction, installation, and operation of a liquid petroleum products pipeline and facilities in Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Juab, Millard, Beaver, Iron, and Washington Counties in Utah and Lincoln and Clark Counties in Nevada to increase the capacity and improve the efficiency of the fuel delivery system into southern Utah and the Las Vegas, Nevada, area. The pipeline will be available to accept shipments of refined products from multiple refineries in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area, as well as refineries in Wyoming and Montana. Summary of the Proposed Project UNEV, LLC is seeking a ROW grant to undertake the following activities: • Install 400 miles of 12-inchdiameter petroleum products line from Woods Cross, Utah, to Las Vegas, Nevada. • Construct an inlet pumping station, one additional pumping station about midway along the line, and pressure reduction stations and terminals at Cedar City and Las Vegas. • Install mainline valves at or near the existing valve locations on the existing Kern River pipeline, where feasible. New valves would be installed on the pipeline to reduce the distance between existing valves for operational and maintenance reasons. • Install scraper stations, used for launching and receiving the cleaning and inspection ‘‘pigs.’’ New electrical service will be installed at each station. • Install cathodic protection test stations at approximately 1-mile intervals to maintain and monitor the mechanical integrity of the pipeline. • Install visible pipeline markers at intervals to mark the approximate location of the pipeline centerline. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES The EIS Process NEPA requires the BLM to take into account the environmental impacts of its actions. The BLM will use the EIS to consider the environmental impacts that could result if a ROW grant for the proposed action is issued pursuant to Section 28 of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended (30 U.S.C. 185). The main goal of the scoping process is to VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Aug 08, 2007 Jkt 211001 focus the analysis in the EIS on the important environmental issues. With this NOI, the BLM is requesting public comments on the scope of the issues to be addressed in the EIS. All comments received will be considered during preparation of the EIS. The EIS will discuss direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts that could occur as a result of the construction, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of the proposed project under these general headings: • Geology and Minerals • Soils • Water Resources • Biological Resources • Threatened and Endangered Species • Rangeland Resources • Wilderness, Wilderness Study Areas, and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern • Land Use and Access • Recreation and Visual Resources • Environmental Justice • Socioeconomics • Cultural and Paleontological Resources • Native American Concerns • Air Quality and Noise • Hazardous and Solid Waste • Transportation • Public Safety The BLM will also evaluate possible alternatives to the proposed project or portions of the project, and make recommendations on how to lessen or avoid impacts on affected resources. Analysis of the issues will be included in a draft EIS. The draft EIS will be mailed to affected federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; landowners; environmental and public interest groups; Indian tribes and regional Native American organizations; commenters; and other interested parties. A 45-day comment period will be allotted for review of the draft EIS. The BLM will consider all comments on the draft EIS and revise the document, as necessary, before issuing a final EIS. To ensure that your comments are considered, please follow the instructions in the Public Participation section of this NOI. This EIS may also analyze a plan amendment for the Pony Express Resource Management Plan, should there be federal lands in the proposed action or alternatives not within a designated utility corridor. Public Participation Public scoping meetings are planned at five locations. The meetings will provide the public an opportunity to present comments or issues for consideration in the EIS. The meetings PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 will be held in an ‘‘open house format’’ beginning at 5 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m. Specific dates and locations for the public scoping meetings will be provided as noted above in the DATES section. Comments concerning the Proposed Action and EIS should address relevant issues, feasible alternatives, possible mitigation, and information having a bearing on the Proposed Action. Your response is important and will be considered in the EIS process. If you respond, the BLM will keep you informed of the availability of environmental documents that address impacts that might occur from this proposal. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware 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 your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Selma Sierra, State Director. [FR Doc. E7–15580 Filed 8–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UTU79263, UTU79265, UTU79266] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases, Utah August 3, 2007. Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with Title IV of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act (Pub. L. 97–451), Quaneco LLC timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas leases UTU79263, UTU79265, and UTU79266 for lands in Kane County, Utah, and it was accompanied by all required rentals and royalties accruing from May 1, 2007, the date of termination. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kent Hoffman, Deputy State Director, Division of Lands and Minerals at (801) 539–4080. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Lessee has agreed to new lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $5 per acre and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The $500 administrative fee for the lease has E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 153 / Thursday, August 9, 2007 / Notices been paid and the lessee has reimbursed the Bureau of Land Management for the cost of publishing this notice. Having met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate the leases, effective May 1, 2007, subject to the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. Kent Hoffman, Deputy State Director, Division of Lands and Minerals. [FR Doc. E7–15584 Filed 8–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR T. 17 S., R. 2 W., accepted June 6, 2007. T. 13 S., R. 6 W., accepted June 14, 2007. T. 27 S., R. 10 W., accepted June 21, 2007. T. 29 S., R. 8 W., accepted June 27, 2007. T. 16 S., R. 2 W., accepted June 27, 2007. A copy of the plats may be obtained from the Land Office at the Oregon/ Washington State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 333 SW. 1st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204, upon required payment. A person or party who wishes to protest against a survey must file a notice that they wish to protest (at the above address) with the Oregon/ Washington State Director, Bureau of Land Management, Portland, Oregon. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chief, Branch of Geographic Sciences, Bureau of Land Management, (333 SW. 1st Avenue) P.O. Box 2965, Portland, Oregon 97208. Dated: July 25, 2007. Fred O’Ferrall, Branch of Lands and Minerals Resources. [FR Doc. E7–15559 Filed 8–8–07; 8:45 am] Bureau of Land Management [OR–957–00–6334–bj: GP07–0152] Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/ Washington BILLING CODE 4310–33–P U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. ACTION: Notice. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SUMMARY: The plats of survey of the following described lands were officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington State Office, Portland, Oregon, on May 25, 2007. Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comment Request AGENCY: Willamette Meridian Washington T. 28 N., R. 38 E., accepted March 29, 2007. T. 28 N., R. 38 E., accepted March 30, 2007. T. 27 N., R. 39 E., accepted March 30, 2007. T. 27 N., R. 38 E., accepted March 30, 2007. T. 28 N., R. 39 E., accepted March 30, 2007. Oregon T. 15 S., R. 7 W., accepted March 30, 2007. The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 days from the date of this publication. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Willamette Meridian Washington T. 21 N., R. 4 W., accepted May 10, 2007. T. 3 N., R. 19 E., accepted May 10, 2007. T. 33 N., R. 15 W., accepted June 1, 2007. T. 33 N., R. 14 W., accepted June 1, 2007. T. 17 N., R. 10 E., accepted June 1, 2007. T. 21 N., R. 11 W., accepted June 6, 2007. T. 22 N., R. 11 W., accepted June 14, 2007. T. 15 N., R. 11 E., accepted June 21, 2007. Oregon T. 6 S., R. 30 E., accepted June 6, 2007. T. 1 S., R. 7 W., accepted June 6, 2007. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Aug 08, 2007 Jkt 211001 Minerals Management Service Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of a revision of a currently approved information collection (OMB Control Number 1010– 0107). AGENCY: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The new title of this information collection request (ICR) is ‘‘30 CFR Part 218, Collection of Monies Due the Federal Government.’’ The form associated with this collection is Form MMS–4425, Designation Form for Royalty Payment Responsibility. The previous title of this ICR was ‘‘30 CFR Part 218, Subpart A—General Provisions, 218.42 Cross-lease netting in calculation of late-payment interest; Subpart B—Oil and Gas, General, 218.52 How does a lessee designate a Designee? (Form MMS–4425, Designation Form for Royalty Payment Responsibility) and 218.53 Recoupment of overpayments on Indian mineral leases; and Subpart E— Solid Minerals—General, 218.203 Recoupment of overpayments on Indian mineral leases.’’ PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44853 We revised this ICR in order to enable program-wide review of all information collections for solid minerals and geothermal resources. We removed 218.203, which relates to solid minerals, from this ICR and included 218.203 in the solid minerals ICR 1010–0120 (expires October 31, 2007). DATES: Submit written comments on or before October 9, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Sharron L. Gebhardt, Lead Regulatory Specialist, Minerals Management Service, Minerals Revenue Management, P.O. Box 25165, MS 302B2, Denver, Colorado 80225. If you use an overnight courier service or wish to hand-carry your comments, our courier address is Building 85, Room A–614, Denver Federal Center, West 6th Ave. and Kipling Blvd., Denver, Colorado 80225. You may also e-mail your comments to us at mrm.comments@mms.gov. Include the title of the information collection and the OMB control number in the ‘‘Attention’’ line of your comment. Also include your name and return address. If you do not receive a confirmation that we have received your e-mail, contact Ms. Gebhardt at (303) 231–3211. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharron L. Gebhardt, telephone (303) 231–3211, FAX (303) 231–3781, or email sharron.gebhardt@mms.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR Part 218, Collection of Monies Due the Federal Government. OMB Control Number: 1010–0107. Bureau Form Number: Form MMS– 4425. Abstract: The Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior is responsible for collecting royalties from lessees who produce minerals from leased Federal and Indian lands. The Secretary is required by various laws to manage mineral resources production on Federal and Indian lands, collect the royalties due, and distribute the funds in accordance with those laws. The Secretary also has a trust responsibility to manage Indian lands and seek advice and information from Indian beneficiaries. The MMS performs the royalty management functions and assists the Secretary in carrying out the Department’s trust responsibility for Indian lands. Public laws pertaining to mineral royalties are on our Web site at http:// www.mrm.mms.gov/Laws_R_D/ PublicLawsAMR.htm. Applicable citations of the laws pertaining to mineral leases include the following: 1. Public Law 97–451—Jan. 12, 1983 (Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 [FOGRMA]); E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 153 (Thursday, August 9, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44852-44853]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-15584]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[UTU79263, UTU79265, UTU79266]


Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas 
Leases, Utah

August 3, 2007.
AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with Title IV of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty 
Management Act (Pub. L. 97-451), Quaneco LLC timely filed a petition 
for reinstatement of oil and gas leases UTU79263, UTU79265, and 
UTU79266 for lands in Kane County, Utah, and it was accompanied by all 
required rentals and royalties accruing from May 1, 2007, the date of 
termination.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kent Hoffman, Deputy State Director, 
Division of Lands and Minerals at (801) 539-4080.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Lessee has agreed to new lease terms for 
rentals and royalties at rates of $5 per acre and 16\2/3\ percent, 
respectively. The $500 administrative fee for the lease has

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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 
the leases, effective May 1, 2007, subject to the original terms and 
conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates 
cited above.

Kent Hoffman,
Deputy State Director, Division of Lands and Minerals.
 [FR Doc. E7-15584 Filed 8-8-07; 8:45 am]
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