Rescind 1990 Cruise Ship Management Policy, Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Alaska, 6736 [E8-2095]

Download as PDF 6736 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 24 / Tuesday, February 5, 2008 / Notices under the number of COC–072069) are available for review during normal business hours in the public room of the BLM State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215, and at the Uncompahgre Field Office, 2505 South Townsend Avenue, Montrose, Colorado 81401. The written notice to participate in the exploration plan should be sent to both Kurt M. Barton, CO–921, Solid Minerals Staff, Division of Energy, Lands and Minerals, Colorado State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215; and, Collin Stewart, Bowie Resources, LLC, P.O. Box 483, Paonia, CO 81428. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This coal exploration license will be issued by the BLM. The exploration program is fully described and is being conducted pursuant to an exploration plan approved by the BLM. The plan may be modified to accommodate the legitimate exploration needs of persons seeking to participate. This notice of invitation to participate was published in The Delta County Independent, once a week for two consecutive weeks during the month of February 2008, and in the Federal Register. The foregoing is published in the Federal Register pursuant to 43 CFR 3410.2–1 (c)(1). Kurt M. Barton, Solid Minerals Staff, Division of Energy, Lands and Minerals. [FR Doc. E8–2032 Filed 2–4–08; 8:45 am] National Park Service, Interior. Rescind 1990 Cruise Ship Management Policy, Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Alaska. Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease. ACTION: rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ACTION: [WY–923–1310–FI; WYW163874] SUMMARY: Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2–3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from El Camino Resources, Inc. for competitive oil and gas lease WYW163874 for land in Niobrara County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. Jkt 214001 BILLING CODE 4310–22–P However, in 1998, the Congress revised and reconfirmed the management of NPS concession contract authorizations through the NPS Concessions Management Improvement Act of 1998, Public Law 105–391, November 13, 1998. This law does not permit the continued implementation of most of the operative provisions of the 1990 policy such that the policy can no longer be implemented to achieve its objectives. Accordingly, the NPS has rescinded the 1990 policy. However, NPS does intend to continue to encourage the award of multiple concession contracts to different operators for Glacier Bay cruise operations so as to enhance visitor choices in visiting Glacier Bay by cruise ship. This will be accomplished primarily by limiting the number of cruise ship use days permitted under applicable cruise ship concessions contracts, thereby increasing the number of concession contracts available for award. DATES: February 5, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Apgar, Concession Program Manager, Alaska Region, telephone: (907) 644–3361, e-mail at Kevin_Apgar@nps.gov, or National Park Service, Attn. Kevin Apgar, 240 West 5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. Dated: December 27, 2007. Daniel N. Wenk, Deputy Director, National Park Service. [FR Doc. E8–2095 Filed 2–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–HX–P AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management 15:34 Feb 04, 2008 Julie L. Weaver, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication. [FR Doc. E8–2045 Filed 2–4–08; 8:45 am] Rescind 1990 Cruise Ship Management Policy, Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Alaska DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR VerDate Aug<31>2005 Bureau of Land Management, Pamela J. Lewis, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at (307) 775–6176. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate lease WYW163874 effective August 1, 2007, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. BLM has not issued a valid lease affecting the lands. National Park Service BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUMMARY: Effective with publication of this public notice, the National Park Service (NPS) has rescinded a policy concerning management of cruise ships in Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve which was originally published in the Federal Register on May 31, 1990 (FR, Vol. 55, No. 105, page 22108, 5/31/1990, FR Doc. 9012551). In summary, the policy was intended to increase opportunities for competitive award of cruise ship use days into Glacier Bay and to enhance visitor opportunities to select from a wider variety of cruise ship operations. These objectives were to be accomplished under the 1990 policy primarily by limiting the transferability of concession permits for cruise ship tours in Glacier Bay, limiting the scope of a preference in renewal of concessions permits that would otherwise apply, and granting additional renewal preferences. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 24 (Tuesday, February 5, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Rescind 1990 Cruise Ship Management Policy, Glacier Bay National 
Park & Preserve, Alaska

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Rescind 1990 Cruise Ship Management Policy, Glacier Bay 
National Park & Preserve, Alaska.

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SUMMARY: Effective with publication of this public notice, the National 
Park Service (NPS) has rescinded a policy concerning management of 
cruise ships in Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve which was 
originally published in the Federal Register on May 31, 1990 (FR, Vol. 
55, No. 105, page 22108, 5/31/1990, FR Doc. 9012551). In summary, the 
policy was intended to increase opportunities for competitive award of 
cruise ship use days into Glacier Bay and to enhance visitor 
opportunities to select from a wider variety of cruise ship operations. 
These objectives were to be accomplished under the 1990 policy 
primarily by limiting the transferability of concession permits for 
cruise ship tours in Glacier Bay, limiting the scope of a preference in 
renewal of concessions permits that would otherwise apply, and granting 
additional renewal preferences.
    However, in 1998, the Congress revised and reconfirmed the 
management of NPS concession contract authorizations through the NPS 
Concessions Management Improvement Act of 1998, Public Law 105-391, 
November 13, 1998. This law does not permit the continued 
implementation of most of the operative provisions of the 1990 policy 
such that the policy can no longer be implemented to achieve its 
objectives. Accordingly, the NPS has rescinded the 1990 policy. 
However, NPS does intend to continue to encourage the award of multiple 
concession contracts to different operators for Glacier Bay cruise 
operations so as to enhance visitor choices in visiting Glacier Bay by 
cruise ship. This will be accomplished primarily by limiting the number 
of cruise ship use days permitted under applicable cruise ship 
concessions contracts, thereby increasing the number of concession 
contracts available for award.

DATES: February 5, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Apgar, Concession Program 
Manager, Alaska Region, telephone: (907) 644-3361, e-mail at Kevin--
Apgar@nps.gov, or National Park Service, Attn. Kevin Apgar, 240 West 
5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501.

    Dated: December 27, 2007.
Daniel N. Wenk,
Deputy Director, National Park Service.
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