Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 208 in the Central Planning Area (CPA) in the Gulf of Mexico, 57649-57650 [E8-23369]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 193 / Friday, October 3, 2008 / Notices granted and periodically thereafter. If a permit or lease is granted, the permittee/ lessee shall reimburse the United States for all reasonable administrative and other costs incurred by the United States in processing the application and for monitoring construction, operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of the land and facilities authorized. The reimbursement of costs shall be in accordance with the provisions of 43 CFR 2920.6. The permit/lease application must include a reference to this notice and comply in all respects with the regulations pertaining to land use authorization applications at 43 CFR 2920.5–2 and 2920.5–5(b). If authorized, the permit/lease would be subject to valid existing rights. Comments must be received by the BLM Gunnison Field Manager, at the above address, on or before the date stated above. 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. Any adverse comments will be reviewed by the BLM Gunnison Field Manager, who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action. In the absence of any objections or adverse comments, this proposed realty action will become the final determination of the Department of the Interior. (Authority: 43 CFR 2920.4) Kenny McDaniel, Field Manager, Gunnison. [FR Doc. E8–23440 Filed 10–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Central Planning Area (CPA) and Western Planning Area (WPA), Oil and Gas Lease Sales for Years 2009–2012 Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The MMS has prepared a SEIS on oil and gas lease sales tentatively scheduled in 2009–2012 in VerDate Aug<31>2005 23:33 Oct 02, 2008 Jkt 217001 the CPA and WPA offshore the States of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. As mandated in the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (GOMESA) (Pub. L. 109–432, December 20, 2006), MMS shall offer, as soon as practicable, approximately 5.8 million acres located in the southeastern part of the CPA (‘‘181 South Area’’). The CPA Sale 208 (March 2009) will be the first sale to include the ‘‘181 South Area.’’ The SEIS analyzed newly available information for the potential environmental effects of oil and natural gas leasing, exploration, development, and production in the ‘‘181 South Area.’’ Authority: This NOA is published pursuant to the regulations (40 CFR 1503) implementing the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. (1988)). As mandated in GOMESA, MMS shall offer the ‘‘181 South Area’’ for oil and gas leasing pursuant to the OCS Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq.). In March 2009, proposed Lease Sale 208 would be the first CPA sale to offer the ‘‘181 South Area.’’ The SEIS supplements the Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales: 2007–2012; Western Planning Area Sales 204, 207, 210, 215, and 218; Central Planning Area Sales 205, 206, 208, 213, 216, and 222, Final Environmental Impact Statement (OCS EIS/EA MMS 2007–018, Multisale EIS). The Multisale EIS did not analyze the ‘‘181 South Area’’; therefore, MMS has prepared a SEIS to address the addition of the ‘‘181 South Area’’ to the proposed CPA sale area. Also, an extensive search was conducted for new information published since completion of the Multisale EIS, including various Internet sources, scientific journals, interviews with personnel from academic institutions, and Federal, State, and local agencies. Based on new information and the expanded CPA sale area, MMS has reexamined potential impacts of routine activities and accidental events associated with the proposed CPA and WPA lease sales, and a proposed lease sale’s incremental contribution to the cumulative impacts on environmental and socioeconomic resources. Like the Multisale EIS, the resource estimates and scenario information for the SEIS analyses are presented as a range that would encompass the resources and activities estimated for any of the seven proposed lease sales. Final SEIS Availability: To obtain a single, printed or CD–ROM copy of the final SEIS, you may contact the Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, Public Information SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57649 Office (MS 5034), 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 114, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394 (1–800–200– GULF). An electronic copy of the Final EIS is available at the MMS’s Internet Web site at http://www.gomr.mms.gov/ homepg/regulate/environ/nepa/ nepaprocess.html. Several libraries along the Gulf Coast have been sent copies of the SEIS. To find out which libraries, and their locations, have copies of the SEIS for review, you may contact the MMS’s Public Information Office or visit the MMS Internet Web site at http://www.gomr.mms.gov/ homepg/regulate/environ/libraries.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information on the SEIS or the public hearings, you may contact Dennis Chew, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard (MS 5412), New Orleans, Louisiana 70123– 2394, or by e-mail at environment@mms.gov. You may also contact Mr. Chew by telephone at (504) 736–2793. Dated: September 25, 2008. Chris Oynes, Associate Director for Offshore Minerals Management. [FR Doc. E8–23372 Filed 10–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 208 in the Central Planning Area (CPA) in the Gulf of Mexico Minerals Management Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale for Proposed Sale 208. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The MMS announces the availability of the proposed Notice of Sale for proposed Sale 208 in the CPA. 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 208 are due from the affected States within 60 days E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1 57650 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 193 / Friday, October 3, 2008 / Notices 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 March 18, 2009. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed Notice of Sale for Sale 208 and a ‘‘Proposed Notice of Sale 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: September 26, 2008. Randall B. Luthi, Director, Minerals Management Service. [FR Doc. E8–23369 Filed 10–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 16 U.S.C. 460l–9(c)(1) provides that after notifying the House Committee on Natural Resources and the Senate Committee on Energy and Resources, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to make this boundary revision. This action will add one tract containing 639 acres of land to the Mesa Verde National Park. The National Park Service proposes to acquire this parcel by donation from The Mojave Desert Land Trust. The referenced map is on file and available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Land Resources Program Center, Pacific West Region, 1111 Jackson St., Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94607 and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: March 11, 2008. Jonathan B. Jarvis, Regional Director, Pacific West Region. Editorial Note: This document was received in the Office of the Federal Register on September 29, 2008. [FR Doc. E8–23305 Filed 10–2–08; 8:45 am] National Park Service Minor Boundary Revision at Joshua Tree National Park BILLING CODE 4310–EK–P National Park Service, Interior. Notice of boundary revision. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces the revision to the boundary of Joshua Tree National Park, pursuant to the authority specified below, to include a 639-acre tract of adjacent land identified as Tract 101–78 located in San Bernardino County, California, and depicted on Drawing No. 156/92,003, Sheet 1 of 1, Segment Map 101, revised February 11, 2008. This map is on file and available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Land Resources Program Center, Pacific West Region, 1111 Jackson St., Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94607 and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Park Service, Chief, Pacific Land Resources Program Center, Pacific West Region, 1111 Jackson St., Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94607, (510) 817– 1414. 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 to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. DATES: The effective date of this boundary revision is October 3, 2008. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 23:33 Oct 02, 2008 Jkt 217001 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–500] Advice Concerning Possible Modifications to the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences, 2008 Review of Additions and Removals United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of investigation and scheduling of hearing. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Following receipt on September 24, 2008 of a request from the United States Trade Representative (USTR) under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332 (g)), the Commission instituted investigation No. 332–500, Advice Concerning Possible Modifications to the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences, 2008 Review of Additions and Removals. DATES: October 14, 2008: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing. October 15, 2008: Deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and statements. October 30, 2008: Public hearing. November 5, 2008: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and statements and other written submissions. December 19, 2008: Transmittal of report to USTR. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions, including requests to appear at the hearing, statements, and briefs, should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS– ONLINE) at http://www.usitc.gov/ secretary/edis.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information may be obtained from Cynthia B. Foreso, Project Leader, Office of Industries (202–205–3348 or cynthia.foreso@usitc.gov) or Eric Land, Deputy Project Leader, Office of Industries (202–205–3349 or eric.land@usitc.gov). For more information on legal aspects of the investigation, contact William Gearhart of the Commission’s Office of the General Counsel (202–205–3091 or william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202–205– 1819 or margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal at 202–205–1810. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. Background: As requested by the USTR, in accordance with sections 503(a)(1)(A), 503(e), and 131(a) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2463(a)(1)(A), 19 U.S.C. 2463(e), and 19 U.S.C. 2151(a)), and pursuant to the authority of the President delegated to the United States Trade Representative by sections 4(c) and 8(c) and (d) of Executive Order 11846 of March 31, 1975, as amended, and pursuant to section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)), the Commission will provide advice as to the probable economic effect on U.S. industries producing like or directly competitive articles and on consumers of the elimination of U.S. import duties for all beneficiary developing countries under the GSP program on articles provided for in HTS subheadings 0710.10.00, 0710.30.00, 0710.40.00, 0710.80.97.22, 0710.80.97.24, 0710.80.97.26, 2008.92.90.40, 2009.41.20, 2009.49.20, 3901.20.10, and 4412.39.50.30. Also, as requested by E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 193 (Friday, October 3, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57649-57650]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-23369]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service


Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale for Outer 
Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 208 in the Central 
Planning Area (CPA) in the Gulf of Mexico

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale for 
Proposed Sale 208.

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SUMMARY: The MMS announces the availability of the proposed Notice of 
Sale for proposed Sale 208 in the CPA. 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 208 
are due from the affected States within 60 days

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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 
March 18, 2009.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed Notice of Sale for Sale 208 and 
a ``Proposed Notice of Sale 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: September 26, 2008.
Randall B. Luthi,
Director, Minerals Management Service.
 [FR Doc. E8-23369 Filed 10-2-08; 8:45 am]
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