Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Eagle Butte West Coal Lease-by-Application, Wyoming, 67954 [E7-23344]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 67954 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 231 / Monday, December 3, 2007 / Notices JBB petitioner’s members claim descent only from individuals who were not part of the historical Indian tribe at Mission SJC as it existed between 1776 and 1834. This PF finds that only 4 percent (36 of 908) of JBB members have actually demonstrated descent from one of the Indians of the historical SJC Indian tribe. Therefore, because the petitioner’s membership does not consist of individuals who descend from the historical SJC Indian tribe in 1834 (96 percent have not sufficiently demonstrated descent), JBB petitioner does not meet the requirements of criterion 83.7(e). Criterion 83.7(f) requires that the membership of the petitioning group be composed principally of persons who are not members of any acknowledged North American Indian tribe. A review of the membership rolls of those mission Indian tribes in California that would most likely include the JBB petitioner’s members revealed that the JBB membership is composed principally of persons who are not members of any acknowledged North American Indian tribe. Therefore, the JBB petitioner meets the requirements of criterion 83.7(f). Criterion 83.7(g) requires that neither the petitioner nor its members be the subject of congressional legislation that has expressly terminated or forbidden the Federal relationship. No evidence has been found to indicate that the JBB petitioner was the subject of congressional legislation to terminate or prohibit a Federal relationship as an Indian tribe. The JBB petitioner meets the requirements of criterion 83.7(g). Based on this preliminary factual determination, the Department proposes not to extend Federal Acknowledgment as an Indian tribe under 25 CFR part 83 to the JBB petitioner known as the ˜ Juaneno Band of Mission Indians. As provided by 25 CFR 83.1(h), a report summarizing the evidence, reasoning, and analyses that are the basis for the PF will be provided to the petitioner and interested parties, and is available to other parties upon written request. Comments on the PF and/or requests for a copy of the summary evaluation of the evidence should be addressed to the Office of the Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs, Attention: Office of Federal Acknowledgment, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW., Mail Stop 34B–SIB, Washington, DC 20240. Comments on the PF should be submitted within 180 calendar days from the date of publication of this notice. Comments by interested and informed parties must be provided to the petitioner as well as to the Federal VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:17 Nov 30, 2007 Jkt 214001 Government (83.10(h)). After the close of the 180-day comment period, the petitioner has 60 calendar days to respond to third-party comments (83.10(k)). After the expiration of the comment and response periods described above, the Department will consult with the petitioner concerning establishment for a schedule for preparation of the FD. The AS–IA will publish the FD of the petitioner’s status in the Federal Register as provided in 25 CFR 83.10(1), at a time that is consistent with that schedule. On November 23, 2007, the AS–IA, Carl J. Artman, approved the Proposed Finding Against Acknowledgment of the ˜ Juaneno Band of Mission Indians (Petitioner #84B). On November 26, 2007, he authorized his acting AS–IA to approve this Federal Register notice. Dated: November 26, 2007. Debbie Clark, Acting Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E7–23361 Filed 11–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–G1–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Dated: October 18, 2007. Robert A. Bennett, State Director. [FR Doc. E7–23344 Filed 11–30–07; 8:45 am] Bureau of Land Management [WY–060–1320–EL, WYW155132] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Eagle Butte West Coal Lease-by-Application, Wyoming AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice of Availability. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulations and policies, the BLM announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Eagle Butte West Coal Lease-by-Application (LBA) located in the Casper Field Office (CFO). ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD/Final EIS are available via the internet at http:// www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/ cfodocs/eaglebutte-westcoal.html or upon request from the following BLM office locations: • Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming. • Bureau of Land Management, Casper Field Office, 2987 Prospector Drive, Casper, Wyoming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bob Janssen, Wyoming Coal Coordinator, (307) 775–6206 or Ms. Julie PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [AK–910–1310–DB–NSSI–241A] ACTION: SUMMARY: Weaver, Land Law Examiner, (307) 775– 6260. Both Mr. Janssen’s and Ms. Weaver’s offices are located at the BLM Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ROD covered by this Notice of Availability (NOA) is for the LBA WYW155132 known as the Eagle Butte West Coal LBA Tract and addresses leasing coal administered by the BLM Casper Field Office in Campbell County, Wyoming. The BLM adopts Alternative 1. Under Alternative 1, the Eagle Butte West LBA Tract, as modified by BLM, would be offered for competitive sale. The Eagle Butte West LBA Tract, as modified by BLM, includes 1,427.77 acres, more or less, and contains an estimated 255 million tons of mineable coal. A competitive coal lease sale will be announced in the Federal Register. This decision is subject to appeal to the Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA) as provided in 43 CFR part 4 within thirty (30) days from the date of publication of this NOA in the Federal Register. The ROD contains instructions for filing an appeal with the IBLA. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 231 (Monday, December 3, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WY-060-1320-EL, WYW155132]


Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Eagle 
Butte West Coal Lease-by-Application, Wyoming

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, and the 
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulations and policies, the BLM 
announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the 
Eagle Butte West Coal Lease-by-Application (LBA) located in the Casper 
Field Office (CFO).

ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD/Final EIS are available via the internet 
at http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/cfodocs/eaglebutte-
westcoal.html or upon request from the following BLM office locations:
     Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 
Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
     Bureau of Land Management, Casper Field Office, 2987 
Prospector Drive, Casper, Wyoming.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bob Janssen, Wyoming Coal 
Coordinator, (307) 775-6206 or Ms. Julie Weaver, Land Law Examiner, 
(307) 775-6260. Both Mr. Janssen's and Ms. Weaver's offices are located 
at the BLM Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, 
Wyoming 82009.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ROD covered by this Notice of 
Availability (NOA) is for the LBA WYW155132 known as the Eagle Butte 
West Coal LBA Tract and addresses leasing coal administered by the BLM 
Casper Field Office in Campbell County, Wyoming. The BLM adopts 
Alternative 1. Under Alternative 1, the Eagle Butte West LBA Tract, as 
modified by BLM, would be offered for competitive sale. The Eagle Butte 
West LBA Tract, as modified by BLM, includes 1,427.77 acres, more or 
less, and contains an estimated 255 million tons of mineable coal. A 
competitive coal lease sale will be announced in the Federal Register.
    This decision is subject to appeal to the Interior Board of Land 
Appeals (IBLA) as provided in 43 CFR part 4 within thirty (30) days 
from the date of publication of this NOA in the Federal Register. The 
ROD contains instructions for filing an appeal with the IBLA.

    Dated: October 18, 2007.
Robert A. Bennett,
State Director.
 [FR Doc. E7-23344 Filed 11-30-07; 8:45 am]
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