Proposed Issuance of Recordable Disclaimer of Interest; Umatilla County, Oregon, 10462-10463 [E8-3705]

Download as PDF 10462 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 27, 2008 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES this collection is listed by OMB as Control No. 1076–0165, and it expires June 30, 2008. The response is voluntary to obtain or retain a benefit. Please submit your comments to the person listed in the ADDRESSES section. Please note that comments, names and addresses of commentators are open for public review during the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., MST, Monday through Friday except for legal holidays. If you wish your name and address withheld, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. We will honor your request to the extent allowable by law. Information Collection Abstract OMB Control Number: 1076–0165. Type of Review: Renewal. Title: Application to Share in the Western Shoshone Funds as a Lineal Descendant of the Western Shoshone Identifiable group pursuant to the Act of July 7, 2004, Public Law 108–270. Brief Description of Collection: The information collected is mandatory for individuals to participate in the per capita distribution pursuant to the Act of July 7, 2004, Public Law 108–270. Subsection 3(b) of Public Law 108–270, requires the Secretary of the Interior to prepare a Western Shoshone judgment roll consisting of all individuals who— (a) have at least 1⁄4 degree of Western Shoshone blood; (b) are citizens of the United States; and (c) are living on July 7, 2004. Ineligible Individuals: Any individual that is certified by the Secretary to be eligible to receive a per capita payment from any other judgment funds based on an aboriginal land claim awarded by the Indian Claims Commission, the United States Claims Court, or the United States Court of Federal claims, that was appropriated on or before July 7, 2004, will not be listed on the judgment roll. Respondents: Individual Indians able to prove lineal descendancy of the Western Shoshone Identifiable group pursuant to the Act of July 7, 2004, Public Law 108–270. Number of Respondents: We have received approximately 7,000 applications since the application period opened in April 2007. We expect to receive an additional 6,000 applications over a three-year period. Frequency of Response: Each applicant will be required to file only once. Estimated Time per Response: The burden of preparing and submitting an application to share in the judgment fund distribution will vary widely, depending upon the applicant’s age and family history, from 1 hour for older individuals to 20 hours for younger or VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:49 Feb 26, 2008 Jkt 214001 nonenrolled individuals. We are using 18 hours as an average per individual response. Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 2,000 requests per year at 18 hours per response, for a total reporting and recordkeeping annual burden of 36,000 hours. Additional costs per applicant: estimated to average $23.75 per applicant for an annual total of $47,500. Total Annual Cost to Respondents (salary and documents): $82,833.33. disclaimer of interest by the United States affecting the following described land: Parcel A and Parcel B, section 35, Township 6 South, Range 30 East, Willamette Meridian. The subject land (and other land) was acquired by the United States from a private entity in the Northeast Oregon Assembled Land Exchange on December 29, 2000. In August 2006, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conducted a cadastral survey and discovered that the Headys’ dwelling encroached on the Dated: February 14, 2008. United States parcel such that the Carl J. Artman, boundaries as stated in the titles varied Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs. from the boundaries existing on the [FR Doc. E8–3644 Filed 2–26–08; 8:45 am] ground. A subsequent ‘‘Encroachment BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P Report’’ was completed and submitted to the Office of the Regional Solicitor for an opinion of the effect of an adjacent DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR landowner’s occupancy on United States title to acquired lands. Bureau of Land Management The Office of the Regional Solicitor, [OR–930–08–3130–HN; OR–64688; HAG–08– Pacific Northwest Office, concludes that 0037] the prior owners to the Headys, Donald Roy Shanafelt and Priscilla L. Shanafelt, Proposed Issuance of Recordable acquired title by adverse possession Disclaimer of Interest; Umatilla County, against a private entity and then Oregon conveyed that interest to the Headys. The Shanafelts vested claim diminished AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, the title that the private entity conveyed Interior. to another entity and that entity ACTION: Proposed Issuance of conveyed to the United States. Recordable Disclaimer of Interest. Section 315 of the FLPMA authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to issue a SUMMARY: An application has been filed recordable disclaimer of interest in land by Kent and Celia Heady for a where the disclaimer will help to recordable disclaimer of interest remove a cloud on the title under involving 0.65 acre of land in Umatilla certain criteria. One criterion is where a County, Oregon, to remove a cloud on record interest of the United States in the title. The United States did not the land has terminated by operation of acquire title to the entire subject parcel law or is otherwise invalid. The Bureau because the land had been adversely of Land Management has reviewed the possessed prior to the United States official records and has determined that taking title to it. Therefore, the United States of America hereby gives notice of the United States has no claim to or interest in the above described land and its intention to disclaim and release all that the issuance of a recordable interest in the land to the owner of disclaimer of interest will help to record. remove a cloud on the title to the land. DATES: Submit comments on or before Accordingly, a recordable disclaimer of May 27, 2008. Only written comments interest will be issued shortly after the will be accepted. 90-day comment period. ADDRESSES: Address all written Public Comments: On or before May comments to Fred O’Ferrall, Chief, 27, 2008, any person may submit Branch of Lands and Mineral Resources written comments regarding the (OR–936), Oregon State Office, Bureau proposed issuance of a recordable of Land Management, P.O. Box 2965, disclaimer of interest to the Chief, Portland, Oregon 97208. Comments Branch of Lands and Mineral Resources expressed verbally or in electronic (OR–936), Oregon State Office, Bureau format will not be accepted. of Land Management, P.O. Box 2965, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Portland, Oregon 97208. Pamela Chappel, Land Law Examiner, at Before including your address, phone (503) 808–6170. number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant comment, you should be aware that to section 315 of the Federal Land your entire comment—including your Policy and Management Act of 1976 personal identifying information—may (FLPMA), 43 U.S.C. 1745, an be made publicly available at any time. application has been filed by Kent and Celia Heady for issuance of a recordable While you can ask us in your comment PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 27, 2008 / Notices to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. (Authority: 43 CFR 1864.2(a)) Christopher B. DeWitt, Acting Chief, Branch of Lands and Mineral Resources. [FR Doc. E8–3705 Filed 2–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1010–0149). jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, subpart I, Platforms and Structures. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. DATES: Submit written comments by March 28, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments either by fax (202) 395–6566 or e-mail (OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov) directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (1010–0149). Mail or hand carry a copy of your comments to the Department of the Interior/Minerals Management Service, Attention: Cheryl Blundon, Mail Stop 4024, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, Virginia 20170–4817. If you wish to e-mail your comments to MMS, the address is: rules.comments@mms.gov. Reference Information Collection 1010–0149 in your subject line and mark your message for return receipt. Include your name and return address in your message text. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Blundon, Regulations and Standards Branch, (703) 787–1607. You may also contact Cheryl Blundon to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:49 Feb 26, 2008 Jkt 214001 regulations that require the subject collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR 250, subpart I, Platforms and Structures. OMB Control Number: 1010–0149. Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), authorizes the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to prescribe rules and regulations to administer leasing of the OCS. Such rules and regulations will apply to all operations conducted under a lease. Operations on the OCS must preserve, protect, and develop oil and natural gas resources in a manner that is consistent with the need to make such resources available to meet the Nation’s energy needs as rapidly as possible; to balance orderly energy resource development with protection of human, marine, and coastal environments; to ensure the public a fair and equitable return on the resources of the OCS; and to preserve and maintain free enterprise competition. Section 43 U.S.C. 1356 requires the issuance of ‘‘* * * regulations which require that any vessel, rig, platform, or other vehicle or structure * * * (2) which is used for activities pursuant to this subchapter, comply * * * with such minimum standards of design, construction, alteration, and repair as the Secretary * * * establishes * * *’’ Section 43 U.S.C. 1332(6) also states, ‘‘operations in the [O]uter Continental Shelf should be conducted in a safe manner * * * to prevent or minimize the likelihood of * * * physical obstruction to other users of the water or subsoil and seabed, or other occurrences which may cause damage to the environment or to property, or endanger life or health.’’ These authorities and responsibilities are among those delegated to the Minerals Management Service (MMS) to ensure that operations in the OCS will meet statutory requirements; provide for safety and protection of the environment; and result in diligent exploration, development, and production of OCS leases. This information collection request addresses the regulations at 30 CFR part 250, subpart I, Platforms and Structures, and the associated supplementary notices to lessees and operators (NTLs) intended to provide clarification, description, or explanation of these regulations. Responses are mandatory or are required to obtain or retain a benefit. No questions of a ‘‘sensitive’’ nature are asked. The MMS will protect PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10463 proprietary information according to the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR 2), 30 CFR 250.197 (Data and information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection), and 30 CFR part 252 (OCS Oil and Gas Information Program). The MMS OCS Regions use the information submitted under subpart I to determine the structural integrity of all offshore structures and ensure that such integrity will be maintained throughout the useful life of these structures. We use the information to ascertain, on a case-by-case basis, that the platforms and structures are structurally sound and safe for their intended use to ensure safety of personnel and pollution prevention. The information is also necessary to assure that abandonment and site clearance are properly performed. More specifically, we use the information to: • Review data concerning damage to a platform to assess the adequacy of proposed repairs. • Review plans for platform construction (construction is divided into three phases—design, fabrication, and installation) to ensure the structural integrity of the platform. • Review verification plans and reports for unique platforms to ensure that all nonstandard situations are given proper consideration during the design, fabrication, and installation phases of platform construction. • Review platform design, fabrication, and installation records to ensure that the platform is constructed according to approved plans. • Review inspection reports to ensure that platform integrity is maintained for the life of the platform. Frequency: The frequency varies by section, but is generally ‘‘on occasion’’ or annual. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 130 Federal OCS oil and gas or sulphur lessees. Estimated ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: The estimated annual ‘‘hour’’ burden for this information collection is a total of 60,260 hours. The following chart details the individual components and estimated hour burdens. In calculating the burdens, we assumed that respondents perform certain requirements in the normal course of their activities. We consider these to be usual and customary and took that into account in estimating the burden. E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[OR-930-08-3130-HN; OR-64688; HAG-08-0037]


Proposed Issuance of Recordable Disclaimer of Interest; Umatilla 
County, Oregon

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed Issuance of Recordable Disclaimer of Interest.

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SUMMARY: An application has been filed by Kent and Celia Heady for a 
recordable disclaimer of interest involving 0.65 acre of land in 
Umatilla County, Oregon, to remove a cloud on the title. The United 
States did not acquire title to the entire subject parcel because the 
land had been adversely possessed prior to the United States taking 
title to it. Therefore, the United States of America hereby gives 
notice of its intention to disclaim and release all interest in the 
land to the owner of record.

DATES: Submit comments on or before May 27, 2008. Only written comments 
will be accepted.

ADDRESSES: Address all written comments to Fred O'Ferrall, Chief, 
Branch of Lands and Mineral Resources (OR-936), Oregon State Office, 
Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 2965, Portland, Oregon 97208. 
Comments expressed verbally or in electronic format will not be 
accepted.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Chappel, Land Law Examiner, at 
(503) 808-6170.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 315 of the Federal Land 
Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), 43 U.S.C. 1745, an 
application has been filed by Kent and Celia Heady for issuance of a 
recordable disclaimer of interest by the United States affecting the 
following described land: Parcel A and Parcel B, section 35, Township 6 
South, Range 30 East, Willamette Meridian. The subject land (and other 
land) was acquired by the United States from a private entity in the 
Northeast Oregon Assembled Land Exchange on December 29, 2000.
    In August 2006, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conducted a 
cadastral survey and discovered that the Headys' dwelling encroached on 
the United States parcel such that the boundaries as stated in the 
titles varied from the boundaries existing on the ground. A subsequent 
``Encroachment Report'' was completed and submitted to the Office of 
the Regional Solicitor for an opinion of the effect of an adjacent 
landowner's occupancy on United States title to acquired lands.
    The Office of the Regional Solicitor, Pacific Northwest Office, 
concludes that the prior owners to the Headys, Donald Roy Shanafelt and 
Priscilla L. Shanafelt, acquired title by adverse possession against a 
private entity and then conveyed that interest to the Headys. The 
Shanafelts vested claim diminished the title that the private entity 
conveyed to another entity and that entity conveyed to the United 
States.
    Section 315 of the FLPMA authorizes the Secretary of the Interior 
to issue a recordable disclaimer of interest in land where the 
disclaimer will help to remove a cloud on the title under certain 
criteria. One criterion is where a record interest of the United States 
in the land has terminated by operation of law or is otherwise invalid. 
The Bureau of Land Management has reviewed the official records and has 
determined that the United States has no claim to or interest in the 
above described land and that the issuance of a recordable disclaimer 
of interest will help to remove a cloud on the title to the land. 
Accordingly, a recordable disclaimer of interest will be issued shortly 
after the 90-day comment period.
    Public Comments: On or before May 27, 2008, any person may submit 
written comments regarding the proposed issuance of a recordable 
disclaimer of interest to the Chief, Branch of Lands and Mineral 
Resources (OR-936), Oregon State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 
P.O. Box 2965, Portland, Oregon 97208.
    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

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to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, 
we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

(Authority: 43 CFR 1864.2(a))

Christopher B. DeWitt,
Acting Chief, Branch of Lands and Mineral Resources.
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