Major Portion Prices and Due Date for Additional Royalty Payments on Indian Gas Production in Designated Areas Not Associated With an Index Zone, 23270-23271 [E8-9338]

Download as PDF 23270 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 83 / Tuesday, April 29, 2008 / Notices comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The PRA also requires agencies to estimate the total annual reporting ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burden to respondents or recordkeepers resulting from the collection of information. If you have costs to generate, maintain, and disclose this information, you should comment and provide your total capital and startup cost components or annual operation, maintenance, and purchase of service components. You should describe the methods you use to estimate major cost factors, including system and technology acquisition, expected useful life of capital equipment, discount rate(s), and the period over which you incur costs. Capital and startup costs include, among other items, computers and software you purchase to prepare for collecting information; monitoring, sampling, and testing equipment; and record storage facilities. Generally, your estimates should not include equipment or services purchased: (i) Before October 1, 1995; (ii) to comply with requirements not associated with the information collection; (iii) for reasons other than to provide information or keep records for the Government; or (iv) as part of customary and usual business or private practices. We will summarize written responses to this notice and address them in our ICR submission for OMB approval, including appropriate adjustments to the estimated burden. We will provide a copy of the ICR to you without charge upon request. The ICR also will be posted at http://www.mrm.mms.gov/ Laws_R_D/FRNotices/FRInfColl.htm. Public Comment Policy: We will post all comments in response to this notice at http://www.mrm.mms.gov/Laws_R_D/ FRNotices/FRInfColl.htm. We also will make copies of the comments available for public review, including names and addresses of respondents, during regular business hours at our offices in Lakewood, Colorado. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised 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 to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. MMS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz (202) 208–7744. prices. This notice provides the major portion prices for the 12 months of 2006. Dated: April 23, 2008. Richard J. Adamski, Acting Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management. [FR Doc. E8–9331 Filed 4–28–08; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service [Docket No. MMS–2008–MRM–0018] Major Portion Prices and Due Date for Additional Royalty Payments on Indian Gas Production in Designated Areas Not Associated With an Index Zone Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of major portion prices for calendar year 2006. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Final regulations for valuing gas produced from Indian leases, published August 10, 1999, require MMS to determine major portion prices and notify industry by publishing the prices in the Federal Register. The regulations also require MMS to publish a due date for industry to pay additional royalty based on the major portion The due date to pay additional royalties based on the major portion prices is June 30, 2008. DATES: John Barder, Indian Oil and Gas Compliance and Asset Management, MMS; telephone (303) 231–3702; FAX (303) 231–3755; e-mail to John.Barder@mms.gov; or Larry Gratz, Indian Oil and Gas Compliance and Asset Management, MMS; telephone (303) 231–3427; FAX (303) 231–3755; e-mail to Larry.Gratz@mms.gov. Mailing address: Minerals Management Service, Minerals Revenue Management, Compliance and Asset Management, Indian Oil and Gas Compliance and Asset Management, P.O. Box 25165, MS 396B2, Denver, Colorado 80225–0165. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On August 10, 1999, MMS published a final rule titled ‘‘Amendments to Gas Valuation Regulations for Indian Leases,’’ (64 FR 43506) with an effective date of January 1, 2000. The gas regulations apply to all gas production from Indian (tribal or allotted) oil and gas leases, except leases on the Osage Indian Reservation. The rule requires that MMS publish major portion prices for each designated area not associated with an index zone for each production month beginning January 2000, along with a due date for additional royalty payments. See 30 CFR 206.174(a)(4)(ii) (2007). If additional royalties are due based on a published major portion price, the lessee must submit an amended Form MMS–2014, Report of Sales and Royalty Remittance, to MMS by the due date. If additional royalties are not paid by the due date, late payment interest, under 30 CFR 218.54, will accrue from the due date until payment is made and an amended Form MMS–2014 is received. The table below lists the major portion prices for all designated areas not associated with an index zone. The due date is 60 days after the publication date of this notice. GAS MAJOR PORTION PRICES ($/MMBTU) FOR DESIGNATED AREAS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH AN INDEX ZONE Jan 2006 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES MMS-designated areas Blackfeet Reservation ...................................................................................................... Fort Belknap .................................................................................................................... Fort Berthold .................................................................................................................... Fort Peck Reservation ..................................................................................................... Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation ......................................................... Rocky Boys Reservation ................................................................................................. Ute Allotted Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation ............................................. Ute Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation ................................................ VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:01 Apr 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10.17 6.36 7.45 9.89 10.03 7.05 8.61 8.66 E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM Feb 2006 7.12 6.15 6.44 7.96 7.24 5.66 6.59 6.45 29APN1 Mar 2006 6.07 5.95 5.37 7.57 6.57 5.01 6.40 5.54 Apr 2006 5.38 5.99 5.47 6.07 6.03 4.74 5.95 5.07 23271 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 83 / Tuesday, April 29, 2008 / Notices May 2006 Blackfeet Reservation ...................................................................................................... Fort Belknap .................................................................................................................... Fort Berthold .................................................................................................................... Fort Peck Reservation ..................................................................................................... Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation ......................................................... Rocky Boys Reservation ................................................................................................. Ute Allotted Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation ............................................. Ute Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation ................................................ Jun 2006 5.60 5.91 5.05 6.97 6.22 4.17 5.49 4.99 Sep 2006 Blackfeet Reservation ...................................................................................................... Fort Belknap .................................................................................................................... Fort Berthold .................................................................................................................... Fort Peck Reservation ..................................................................................................... Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation ......................................................... Rocky Boys Reservation ................................................................................................. Ute Allotted Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation ............................................. Ute Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation ................................................ For information on how to report additional royalties due to major portion prices, please refer to our Dear Payor letter dated December 1, 1999, on the MMS Web site at http:// www.mrm.mms.gov/ReportingServices/ PDFDocs/991201.pdf. Dated: February 28, 2008. Walter D. Cruickshank, Acting Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management. [FR Doc. E8–9338 Filed 4–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum, Puyallup, WA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of the Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum, Puyallup, WA. The human remains were removed from an area of the Nez Perce Reservation, ID. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:01 Apr 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington and Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho. The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs does not exert control over the human remains in this notice. In 1935, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Nez Perce Reservation, ID. The human remains were donated by Lester Davis in 1935. It is unknown how Mr. Davis acquired the human remains. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Mr. Davis was known to have collected Native American objects. This donation was one of three recorded donations found in the museum’s inventory book. According to museum records, the human remains are identified as Native American. Based on museum records and donor information, the human remains are reasonably believed to be Native American. The geographical area that the human remains were removed from was the Nez Perce Reservation. The Western Idaho area is known to be aboriginal lands for the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho. Officials of the Paul H. Karshner Museum reasonably believe the human remains are Native American and most likely culturally affiliated with the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho. Officials of the Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(910), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Jul 2006 4.78 5.86 5.15 6.35 5.22 4.27 4.92 4.19 Oct 2006 5.26 5.79 4.56 5.91 6.62 3.40 4.65 4.08 Aug 2006 4.82 5.69 5.23 6.70 5.59 4.22 4.64 4.43 Nov 2006 3.69 5.78 4.88 4.72 4.20 4.27 2.80 2.30 5.14 6.11 5.87 7.07 6.49 4.85 5.31 5.21 Dec 2006 5.73 6.20 6.62 6.72 6.58 5.67 5.57 5.65 6.63 6.13 6.41 7.89 6.71 5.23 5.28 5.39 Officials of the Paul H. Karshner Memorial also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes it to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Stephen Crowell, Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum, 309 4th St., NE., Puyallup, WA 98372, telephone (253) 841–8748, before May 29, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington and Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho that this notice has been published. Dated: March 10, 2008. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPR Program. [FR Doc. E8–9149 Filed 4–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council (Council) was established by the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 83 (Tuesday, April 29, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23270-23271]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-9338]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service

[Docket No. MMS-2008-MRM-0018]


Major Portion Prices and Due Date for Additional Royalty Payments 
on Indian Gas Production in Designated Areas Not Associated With an 
Index Zone

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of major portion prices for calendar year 2006.

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SUMMARY: Final regulations for valuing gas produced from Indian leases, 
published August 10, 1999, require MMS to determine major portion 
prices and notify industry by publishing the prices in the Federal 
Register. The regulations also require MMS to publish a due date for 
industry to pay additional royalty based on the major portion prices. 
This notice provides the major portion prices for the 12 months of 
2006.

DATES: The due date to pay additional royalties based on the major 
portion prices is June 30, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Barder, Indian Oil and Gas 
Compliance and Asset Management, MMS; telephone (303) 231-3702; FAX 
(303) 231-3755; e-mail to John.Barder@mms.gov; or Larry Gratz, Indian 
Oil and Gas Compliance and Asset Management, MMS; telephone (303) 231-
3427; FAX (303) 231-3755; e-mail to Larry.Gratz@mms.gov. Mailing 
address: Minerals Management Service, Minerals Revenue Management, 
Compliance and Asset Management, Indian Oil and Gas Compliance and 
Asset Management, P.O. Box 25165, MS 396B2, Denver, Colorado 80225-
0165.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 10, 1999, MMS published a final 
rule titled ``Amendments to Gas Valuation Regulations for Indian 
Leases,'' (64 FR 43506) with an effective date of January 1, 2000. The 
gas regulations apply to all gas production from Indian (tribal or 
allotted) oil and gas leases, except leases on the Osage Indian 
Reservation.
    The rule requires that MMS publish major portion prices for each 
designated area not associated with an index zone for each production 
month beginning January 2000, along with a due date for additional 
royalty payments. See 30 CFR 206.174(a)(4)(ii) (2007). If additional 
royalties are due based on a published major portion price, the lessee 
must submit an amended Form MMS-2014, Report of Sales and Royalty 
Remittance, to MMS by the due date. If additional royalties are not 
paid by the due date, late payment interest, under 30 CFR 218.54, will 
accrue from the due date until payment is made and an amended Form MMS-
2014 is received. The table below lists the major portion prices for 
all designated areas not associated with an index zone. The due date is 
60 days after the publication date of this notice.

            Gas Major Portion Prices ($/MMBtu) for Designated Areas Not Associated With an Index Zone
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                    MMS-designated areas                       Jan  2006    Feb  2006    Mar  2006    Apr  2006
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Blackfeet Reservation.......................................        10.17         7.12         6.07         5.38
Fort Belknap................................................         6.36         6.15         5.95         5.99
Fort Berthold...............................................         7.45         6.44         5.37         5.47
Fort Peck Reservation.......................................         9.89         7.96         7.57         6.07
Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation............        10.03         7.24         6.57         6.03
Rocky Boys Reservation......................................         7.05         5.66         5.01         4.74
Ute Allotted Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.....         8.61         6.59         6.40         5.95
Ute Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.......         8.66         6.45         5.54         5.07
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                                                               May  2006    Jun  2006    Jul  2006    Aug  2006
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Blackfeet Reservation.......................................         5.60         4.78         4.82         5.14
Fort Belknap................................................         5.91         5.86         5.69         6.11
Fort Berthold...............................................         5.05         5.15         5.23         5.87
Fort Peck Reservation.......................................         6.97         6.35         6.70         7.07
Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation............         6.22         5.22         5.59         6.49
Rocky Boys Reservation......................................         4.17         4.27         4.22         4.85
Ute Allotted Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.....         5.49         4.92         4.64         5.31
Ute Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.......         4.99         4.19         4.43         5.21
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                                                               Sep  2006    Oct  2006    Nov  2006    Dec  2006
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Blackfeet Reservation.......................................         5.26         3.69         5.73         6.63
Fort Belknap................................................         5.79         5.78         6.20         6.13
Fort Berthold...............................................         4.56         4.88         6.62         6.41
Fort Peck Reservation.......................................         5.91         4.72         6.72         7.89
Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation............         6.62         4.20         6.58         6.71
Rocky Boys Reservation......................................         3.40         4.27         5.67         5.23
Ute Allotted Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.....         4.65         2.80         5.57         5.28
Ute Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.......         4.08         2.30         5.65         5.39
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    For information on how to report additional royalties due to major 
portion prices, please refer to our Dear Payor letter dated December 1, 
1999, on the MMS Web site at http://www.mrm.mms.gov/ReportingServices/
PDFDocs/991201.pdf.

    Dated: February 28, 2008.
Walter D. Cruickshank,
Acting Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management.
 [FR Doc. E8-9338 Filed 4-28-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-MR-P