Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale for the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 207 in the Western Planning Area (WPA) in the Gulf of Mexico, 15775 [E8-6012]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 25, 2008 / Notices resources. Federal regulations allow for several related or similar proposals to be analyzed in one EIS (40 CFR 1502.4). Since each proposed lease sale and its projected activities are very similar each year for each planning area, a single EIS was prepared for the 11 WPA and Central Planning Area (CPA) lease sales scheduled in the proposed OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program: 2007–2012 (5Year Program). The Multisale EIS addressed WPA Lease Sale 204 in 2007, Sale 207 in 2008, Sale 210 in 2009, Sale 215 in 2010, and Sale 218 in 2011; and CPA Lease Sale 205 in 2007, Sale 206 in 2008, Sale 208 in 2009, Sale 213 in 2010, Sale 216 in 2011, and Sale 222 in 2012. Although the Multisale EIS addresses 11 proposed lease sales, at the completion of the EIS process, Records of Decision were published in July and August 2007 for only proposed WPA Lease Sale 204 and proposed CPA Lease Sale 205, respectively. An additional NEPA review (an EA) was conducted for proposed Lease Sale 207 to address any new information relevant to the proposed lease sale. Additional NEPA reviews will also be conducted prior to decisions on each of the remaining proposed lease sales. The purpose of an EA for a lease sale is to determine whether to prepare a FONNSI or a Supplemental EIS. For each proposed lease sale, MMS prepares a Consistency Determination (CD) to determine whether the lease sale is consistent with each affected State’s federally-approved coastal zone management program. Finally, MMS solicits comments via the Proposed Notice of Sale (PNOS) from the governors of the affected States on the size, timing, and location of the lease sale. The tentative schedule for the prelease decision process for Lease Sale 207 is as follows: CDs sent to affected States, March 2008; PNOS sent to governors of the affected States, March 2008; Final Notice of Sale published in the Federal Register, July 2008; and Lease Sale 207, August 2008. Public Comments: Within 30 days of this Notice’s publication, interested parties are requested to send comments on this EA/FONNSI. Comments may be submitted in one of the following two ways: 1. In written form enclosed in an envelope labeled ‘‘Comments on WPA Lease Sale 207 EA’’ and mailed (or hand carried) to the Regional Supervisor, Leasing and Environment (MS 5410), Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394. 2. Electronically to the MMS e-mail address: environment@mms.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:33 Mar 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 All comments received will be considered in the decisionmaking process for proposed Lease Sale 207. EA Availablity: To obtain a copy of this EA for Lease Sale 207, you may contact the Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, Attention: Public Information Office (MS 5034), 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 114, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394 (1–800–200– GULF). You may also view this EA on the MMS Web site at http:// www.gomr.mms.gov/homepg/regulate/ environ/nepa/nepaprocess.html. Dated: February 29, 2008. Chris C. Oynes, Associate Director for Offshore Minerals Management. [FR Doc. E8–6008 Filed 3–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P 15775 the Public Information Unit, Gulf of Mexico Region, Minerals Management Service, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394. Telephone: (504) 736–2519. Dated: March 18, 2008. Randall B. Luthi, Director, Minerals Management Service. [FR Doc. E8–6012 Filed 3–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Inv. No. 337–TA–640] In the Matter of: Certain ShortWavelength Light Emitting Diodes, Laser Diodes and Products Containing Same; Notice of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of investigation pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale for the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 207 in the Western Planning Area (WPA) in the Gulf of Mexico Minerals Management Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale for Proposed Sale 207. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The MMS announces the availability of the proposed Notice of Sale for proposed Sale 207 in the WPA. This Notice is published pursuant to 30 CFR 256.29(c) as a matter of information to the public. With regard to oil and gas leasing on the OCS, the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to section 19 of the OCS Lands Act, provides the affected states the opportunity to review the proposed Notice. The proposed Notice sets forth the proposed terms and conditions of the sale, including minimum bids, royalty rates, and rentals. DATES: Comments on the size, timing, or location of proposed Sale 207 are due from the affected states within 60 days following their receipt of the proposed Notice. The final Notice of Sale will be published in the Federal Register at least 30 days prior to the date of bid opening. Bid opening is currently scheduled for August 20, 2008. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed Notice of Sale for Sale 207 and a ‘‘Proposed Sale Notice Package’’ containing information essential to potential bidders may be obtained from PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on February 20, 2008, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Gertrude Neumark Rothschild of Hartsdale, New York. Letters supplementing the complaint were filed on March 11 (two letters), 12, and 14, 2008. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain short-wavelength light emitting diodes, laser diodes and products containing same that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,252,499. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue exclusion orders and cease and desist orders. The complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, is available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Room 112, Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202–205–2000. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202–205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 25, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 15775]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-6012]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service


Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale for the 
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 207 in the Western 
Planning Area (WPA) in the Gulf of Mexico

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale for 
Proposed Sale 207.

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SUMMARY: The MMS announces the availability of the proposed Notice of 
Sale for proposed Sale 207 in the WPA. This Notice is published 
pursuant to 30 CFR 256.29(c) as a matter of information to the public. 
With regard to oil and gas leasing on the OCS, the Secretary of the 
Interior, pursuant to section 19 of the OCS Lands Act, provides the 
affected states the opportunity to review the proposed Notice. The 
proposed Notice sets forth the proposed terms and conditions of the 
sale, including minimum bids, royalty rates, and rentals.

DATES: Comments on the size, timing, or location of proposed Sale 207 
are due from the affected states within 60 days following their receipt 
of the proposed Notice. The final Notice of Sale will be published in 
the Federal Register at least 30 days prior to the date of bid opening. 
Bid opening is currently scheduled for August 20, 2008.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed Notice of Sale for Sale 207 and 
a ``Proposed Sale Notice Package'' containing information essential to 
potential bidders may be obtained from the Public Information Unit, 
Gulf of Mexico Region, Minerals Management Service, 1201 Elmwood Park 
Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123-2394. Telephone: (504) 736-
2519.

    Dated: March 18, 2008.
Randall B. Luthi,
Director, Minerals Management Service.
 [FR Doc. E8-6012 Filed 3-24-08; 8:45 am]
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