States' Decisions on Participating in Accounting and Auditing Relief for Federal Oil and Gas Marginal Properties, 69707-69708 [E7-23889]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 236 / Monday, December 10, 2007 / Notices The Preferred Alternative (Alternative E) presented in the Draft RMP/EIS was carried forward in the Proposed RMP/ Final EIS published on June 8, 2007. In response to the 30 day protest period that ended on July 9, 2007, two protest letters were received and responded to by the BLM. In response to the additional 60 day public review and comment period on supplemental information regarding proposed ACECs that ended on August 7, 2007, no ACEC related comments were received, but seven public response documents were received on the PRMP/FEIS. The BLM reviewed and responded to all submittals. No inconsistencies with State or local plans, policies, or programs were identified during the Governor’s consistency review of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS. As a result, only minor editorial modifications were made in preparing the Approved RMP. These modifications provided further clarification for some of the decisions. Any implementation decisions that incorporate this document may be appealed pursuant to 43 CFR, part 4. Any party who believes that they are adversely affected by the BLM’s proposed action(s) may appeal within 30 days of the publication of this Notice. The appeal should clearly identify the specific actions being appealed. Please consult 43 CFR, part 4 for further information on the IBLA appeals process. Dated: October 12, 2007. Robert A. Bennett, State Director. [FR Doc. E7–23897 Filed 12–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–840–08–1610–DQ–241A] Southwest Resource Advisory Council; Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Subgroup Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southwest Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) Canyons of the Ancients National Monument (Monument) Subgroup, will meet as directed below. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:35 Dec 07, 2007 Jkt 214001 The Southwest RAC Canyons of the Ancients National Monument (Monument) Subgroup will meet on January 25, 2008 at the Anasazi Heritage Center in Dolores, Colorado. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Two public comment periods are planned and will begin at approximately 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The meeting will adjourn at approximately 3:30 p.m. DATES: The Southwest RAC Canyons of the Ancients National Monument (Monument) Subgroup meeting will be held at the Anasazi Heritage Center, located at 27501 Highway 184, in Dolores, Colorado. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LouAnn Jacobson, Monument Manager or Heather Musclow, Monument Planner, Anasazi Heritage Center, 27501 Hwy 184, Dolores, Colorado 81323; Telephone (970) 882–5600. The 11member Subgroup provides counsel and advice to the full Council for its consideration and deliberation concerning development and implementation of a management plan developed in accordance with FLPMA, for public lands within the Monument. The content of the Monument’s Draft Resource Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement and other issues as appropriate will be discussed. The meeting is open to the public and includes a time set aside for public comment. Interested persons may make oral statements at the meeting or submit written statements at any meeting. Perperson time limits for oral statements may be set to allow all interested persons an opportunity to speak. Summary minutes of all Subgroup meetings will be maintained at the Anasazi Heritage Center in Dolores, Colorado. They are available for public inspection and reproduction during regular business hours within thirty (30) days of the meeting. In addition, minutes and other information concerning the Subgroup can be obtained from the Monument planning Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/rmp/ canm which will be updated following each Subgroup meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 3, 2007. LouAnn Jacobson, Monument Manager, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. [FR Doc. E7–23863 Filed 12–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$;–P PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69707 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service States’ Decisions on Participating in Accounting and Auditing Relief for Federal Oil and Gas Marginal Properties Minerals Management Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of states’ decisions to participate or not participate in accounting and auditing relief for Federal oil and gas marginal properties located in their state for calendar year 2008. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Minerals Management Service (MMS) published final regulations on September 13, 2004 (69 FR 55076), codified at 30 CFR 204.200– 215, to provide accounting and auditing relief for marginal Federal oil and gas properties. The rule requires MMS to publish in the Federal Register the decisions of the states concerned to allow or not to allow one or both forms of relief in their state. As required in the rule, MMS provided states receiving a portion of the Federal royalties with a list of qualifying marginal Federal oil and gas properties located in their state so that each affected state could decide whether to participate in one or both relief options. This notice provides the decisions by the states concerned to allow one or both types of relief. DATES: Effective January 1, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Williams, Manager, Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Compliance and Asset Management, telephone (303) 231–3403, FAX (303) 231–3744, e-mail to mary.williams@mms.gov, or mail to P.O. Box 25165, MS 392B2, Denver Federal Center, Denver, Colorado 80225–0165. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The rule implemented certain provisions of Section 7 of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Simplification and Fairness Act of 1996 and provides two options for relief: (1) Notification-based relief for annual reporting, and (2) other requested relief, as proposed by industry and approved by MMS and the state concerned. The rule requires that MMS publish by December 1 of each year, a list of the states and their decisions regarding marginal property relief. To qualify for the first option of relief (notification-based relief) for calendar year 2008, properties must have produced less than 1,000 barrels-of-oilequivalent (BOE) per year for the base period (July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007). Annual reporting relief will begin E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 69708 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 236 / Monday, December 10, 2007 / Notices on January 1, 2008, with the annual report and payment due February 28, 2009; or March 31, 2009, if you have an estimated payment on file. To qualify for the second option of relief (other requested relief), properties must have produced less than 15 BOE per well per day for the base period. The following table shows the states that have marginal properties, where a portion of the royalties are shared between the state and MMS, and the states’ decisions to allow one or both forms of relief. State Notification-based relief (less than 1,000 BOE per year) Alabama ..................................................................................... Arkansas .................................................................................... California .................................................................................... Colorado .................................................................................... Kansas ....................................................................................... Louisiana ................................................................................... Michigan .................................................................................... Mississippi ................................................................................. Montana ..................................................................................... Nebraska ................................................................................... Nevada ...................................................................................... New Mexico ............................................................................... North Dakota ............................................................................. Oklahoma .................................................................................. South Dakota ............................................................................. Utah ........................................................................................... Wyoming .................................................................................... No ............................................................................................. Yes ............................................................................................ No ............................................................................................. No ............................................................................................. No ............................................................................................. No ............................................................................................. No ............................................................................................. No ............................................................................................. No ............................................................................................. No ............................................................................................. No ............................................................................................. No ............................................................................................. Yes ............................................................................................ No ............................................................................................. No ............................................................................................. No ............................................................................................. Yes ............................................................................................ rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Federal oil and gas properties located in all other states, where a portion of the royalties is not shared with the state, are eligible for relief if they qualify as marginal under this rule. For information on how to obtain relief, please refer to the rule, which can be viewed on the MMS Web site at http://www.mrm.mms.gov/Laws_R_D/ FRNotices/AC30.htm. All correspondence, records, or information received in response to this notice are subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. All information provided will be made public unless the respondent identifies which portions are proprietary. Please highlight the proprietary portions, including any supporting documentation, or mark the page(s) that contain proprietary data. Proprietary information is protected by the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (30 U.S.C. 1733), the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)), the Indian Mineral Development Act of 1982 (25 U.S.C. 2103), and Department regulations (43 CFR part 2). Dated: November 7, 2007. Shirley M. Conway, Acting Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management. [FR Doc. E7–23889 Filed 12–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:35 Dec 07, 2007 No. Yes. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. Yes. No. No. No. No. National Park Service National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions Pima County El Montevideo Historic District (Boundary Increase), Roughly bounded by 5th St., Broadway Blvd., Alvernon Way & Ridge Dr., Tucson, 07001335. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Nominations for the following properties being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register were received by the National Park Service before November 24, 2007. Pursuant to section 60.13 of 36 CFR part 60 written comments concerning the significance of these properties under the National Register criteria for evaluation may be forwarded by United States Postal Service, to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C St. NW., 2280, Washington, DC 20240; by all other carriers, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1201 Eye St. NW., 8th floor, Washington DC 20005; or by fax, 202–371–6447. Written or faxed comments should be submitted by December 26, 2007. Houston County Warner Robins Depot, 1st St., Warner Robins, 07001336. Rabun County Powell, William E. and Sarah Dillard House, 219 Boxwood Terrace, Dillard, 07001337. MISSOURI Adair County Trinity Episcopal Church, 124 N Mulanix St., Kirksville, 07001338. Holt County St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and Parochial School, 112 Walters St., Corning, 07001339. Randolph County Moberly Junior High School, 101 N Johnson St., Moberly, 07001340. NORTH DAKOTA J. Paul Loether, Chief, National Register of Historic Places/ National Historic Landmarks Program. Barnes County Valley City Municipal Auditorium, 320 Central Ave. S., Valley City, 07001341. ARIZONA RHODE ISLAND Gila County Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, 914 Sullivan St., Miami, 07001332. Providence County Broadway—Armory Historic District, 144– 146, 148, 150, 156–158 Broadway & 226, 230 Dean St., Providence, 07001342. Greystone Historic District, 1–16 Beckside Rd., 1–29 Greystone Ave., 1–24 Oakleigh Ave., 1–40, Langsberries Ave., 2–20 Larchmount Ave N, 1–16 S., North Providence, 07001343. Maricopa County Frankenberg House, 2222 S Price Rd., Tempe, 07001333. Phoenix Towers, 2201 N Central Ave., Phoenix, 07001334. Jkt 214001 Request-based relief (less than 15 BOE per well per day) PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 236 (Monday, December 10, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69707-69708]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-23889]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service


States' Decisions on Participating in Accounting and Auditing 
Relief for Federal Oil and Gas Marginal Properties

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of states' decisions to participate or not participate 
in accounting and auditing relief for Federal oil and gas marginal 
properties located in their state for calendar year 2008.

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SUMMARY: The Minerals Management Service (MMS) published final 
regulations on September 13, 2004 (69 FR 55076), codified at 30 CFR 
204.200-215, to provide accounting and auditing relief for marginal 
Federal oil and gas properties. The rule requires MMS to publish in the 
Federal Register the decisions of the states concerned to allow or not 
to allow one or both forms of relief in their state. As required in the 
rule, MMS provided states receiving a portion of the Federal royalties 
with a list of qualifying marginal Federal oil and gas properties 
located in their state so that each affected state could decide whether 
to participate in one or both relief options. This notice provides the 
decisions by the states concerned to allow one or both types of relief.

DATES: Effective January 1, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Williams, Manager, Federal 
Onshore Oil and Gas Compliance and Asset Management, telephone (303) 
231-3403, FAX (303) 231-3744, e-mail to mary.williams@mms.gov, or mail 
to P.O. Box 25165, MS 392B2, Denver Federal Center, Denver, Colorado 
80225-0165.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The rule implemented certain provisions of 
Section 7 of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Simplification and 
Fairness Act of 1996 and provides two options for relief: (1) 
Notification-based relief for annual reporting, and (2) other requested 
relief, as proposed by industry and approved by MMS and the state 
concerned. The rule requires that MMS publish by December 1 of each 
year, a list of the states and their decisions regarding marginal 
property relief.
    To qualify for the first option of relief (notification-based 
relief) for calendar year 2008, properties must have produced less than 
1,000 barrels-of-oil-equivalent (BOE) per year for the base period 
(July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007). Annual reporting relief will 
begin

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on January 1, 2008, with the annual report and payment due February 28, 
2009; or March 31, 2009, if you have an estimated payment on file. To 
qualify for the second option of relief (other requested relief), 
properties must have produced less than 15 BOE per well per day for the 
base period.
    The following table shows the states that have marginal properties, 
where a portion of the royalties are shared between the state and MMS, 
and the states' decisions to allow one or both forms of relief.

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                                  Notification-
                                   based relief     Request-based relief
             State               (less than 1,000  (less than 15 BOE per
                                  BOE per year)        well per day)
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Alabama.......................  No...............  No.
Arkansas......................  Yes..............  Yes.
California....................  No...............  No.
Colorado......................  No...............  No.
Kansas........................  No...............  No.
Louisiana.....................  No...............  No.
Michigan......................  No...............  No.
Mississippi...................  No...............  No.
Montana.......................  No...............  No.
Nebraska......................  No...............  No.
Nevada........................  No...............  No.
New Mexico....................  No...............  No.
North Dakota..................  Yes..............  Yes.
Oklahoma......................  No...............  No.
South Dakota..................  No...............  No.
Utah..........................  No...............  No.
Wyoming.......................  Yes..............  No.
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    Federal oil and gas properties located in all other states, where a 
portion of the royalties is not shared with the state, are eligible for 
relief if they qualify as marginal under this rule. For information on 
how to obtain relief, please refer to the rule, which can be viewed on 
the MMS Web site at http://www.mrm.mms.gov/Laws_R_D/FRNotices/AC30.htm.
    All correspondence, records, or information received in response to 
this notice are subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information 
Act. All information provided will be made public unless the respondent 
identifies which portions are proprietary. Please highlight the 
proprietary portions, including any supporting documentation, or mark 
the page(s) that contain proprietary data. Proprietary information is 
protected by the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (30 
U.S.C. 1733), the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)), the 
Indian Mineral Development Act of 1982 (25 U.S.C. 2103), and Department 
regulations (43 CFR part 2).

    Dated: November 7, 2007.
Shirley M. Conway,
Acting Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management.
 [FR Doc. E7-23889 Filed 12-7-07; 8:45 am]
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