Alaska Native Claims Selection, 60713-60714 [E8-24250]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 14, 2008 / Notices provided the reports to the Service. Specify the corresponding time frame. Response: The Service has updated the stock assessment report to reflect the requested changes. However, the information provided by the NMFS did not include a time frame; therefore, a time frame has not been included in the updated stock assessment report. Comment 5: Given the apparent lack of voluntary reports of sea otter takes and the unreliability of voluntary reporting schemes in general, remove the word ‘‘more’’ from the sentence on page 5 that states ‘‘* * * the information provided by the NMFS is not sufficient to provide a more accurate estimate of annual mortality * * *.’’ Further, a statement should be made that a useful estimate of fishing mortality will require instituting observer coverage to obtain data on fishery efforts. Response: We have revised the final stock assessment report to reflect this comment. The fishery observer programs are conducted by the NMFS of the Department of Commerce, and, therefore, institution of observer coverage in fisheries must be directed to them. We have forwarded this suggestion to them (see response to comment 6). Comment 6: The stock assessment report concludes that available information is not adequate to make a reliable assessment of incidental take levels. Therefore, the Service should consult with NMFS, Tribal authorities, and other relevant groups to arrange for the placement of observers aboard trap and gillnet fishing vessels that may incidentally take sea otters. Response: The fishery observer programs are under the administration of the NMFS in accordance with section 118 of the MMPA. With the exception of the Puget Sound Region salmon drift gillnet, all commercial fisheries in the State of Washington that have the potential to take sea otters are classified as Category III in NMFS’ List of Fisheries. Category III fisheries are not required to accommodate observers. Further, under this program, fishery interactions are self-reporting or, in some cases, identified as excluded, e.g., treaty Tribal fishing. It is the position of the Service that the incidental take of sea otters by treaty Tribal fishing activities must be authorized under the MMPA. Nonetheless, obtaining incidental take information is a challenge. However, the Service will continue to work with the NMFS, Tribal authorities, and others to the extent practicable under these conditions to obtain better data. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:37 Oct 10, 2008 Jkt 217001 Comment 7: Illegal taking of sea otters is being perpetrated by ‘‘fish profiteers’’ and the Service is not taking appropriate action. Response: The stock assessment report presents all of the human-caused mortality of sea otters that has been made known to the Service. Reference Not Cited in the Notice of Availability of Draft Revised SAR: Jameson, R.J. and S. Jeffries. 2008. Results of the 2007 Survey of the Reintroduced Sea Otter Population in Washington State. Unpublished Report. 7pp. Copies may be obtained from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Authority: The authority for this action is the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361–1407). Dated: October 2, 2008. Kenneth Stansell, Acting Director, Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. E8–24195 Filed 10–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P 60713 at (703) 358–2018, or by e-mail at Joe_Starinchak@fws.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.), this notice announces meetings of the ANS Task Force. The ANS Task Force was established by the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990. Topics the ANS Task Force plans to cover during the meeting include: Regional Panel issues and recommendations, Committee recommendations, and consideration for approval of state ANS management plans. The agenda and other related meeting information are on the ANS Task Force Web site at: http:// anstaskforce.gov/meetings.php. Dated: September 22, 2008. Gary Frazer, Co-Chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Assistant Director—Fisheries & Habitat Conservation. [FR Doc. E8–24228 Filed 10–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [FWS–R9–FHC–2008–N0265; 94240–1341– 0000–N3–N5] Bureau of Land Management Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting topics are identified in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. DATES: The ANS Task Force will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28, and Wednesday, October 29, 2008. ADDRESSES: The ANS Task Force meeting will take place at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 200, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203; (703) 358–1843. You may inspect minutes of the meeting at the office of the Chief, Division of Fish and Wildlife Management and Habitat Restoration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. You may also view the minutes on the ANS Task Force Web site at: http:// anstaskforce.gov/meetings.php. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Starinchak, Branch of Invasive Species, PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [F–14876–M, F–14876–N; AK–964–1410– KC–P] Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. AGENCY: SUMMARY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., Successor in Interest to Kivalina Sinuakmeut Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Kivalina, Alaska, and are located in: Kateel River Meridian, Alaska T. 29 N., R. 24 W., Secs. 3 to 10, inclusive; Secs. 13 to 23, inclusive; Secs. 28 to 33, inclusive. Containing approximately 14,663 acres. The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. when the surface estate is conveyed to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., Successor in Interest to Kivalina Sinuakmeut Corporation. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Arctic Sounder. E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1 60714 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 14, 2008 / Notices The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until November 13, 2008 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR Part 4, Subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. 16–2/3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the Bureau of Land Management for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the leases as set out in Section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). Therefore, the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate leases WAOR58372 and WAOR58373, effective April 1, 2008, subject to the original terms and conditions of the leases and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. No other valid lease has been issued affecting the lands. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Reed, Land Law Examiner, Minerals Section, BLM Oregon/ Washington State Office, PO Box 2965, Portland, Oregon 97208, (503) 808– 6282, Mike_Reed@or.blm.gov. 2/3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the Bureau of Land Management for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). Therefore, the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate leases WAOR58397, WAOR58398, WAOR58399, and WAOR58400, effective April 1, 2008, subject to the original terms and conditions of the leases and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. No other valid lease has been issued affecting the lands. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Reed, Land Law Examiner, Minerals Section, BLM Oregon/ Washington State Office, PO Box 2965, Portland, Oregon 97208, (503) 808– 6282, Mike_Reed@or.blm.gov. Dated: October 7, 2008. Christopher B. DeWitt, Chief, Minerals Section. [FR Doc. E8–24259 Filed 10–10–08; 8:45 am] Dated: October 7, 2008. Christopher B. DeWitt, Chief, Minerals Section. [FR Doc. E8–24255 Filed 10–10–08; 8:45 am] Michael Bilancione, Land Transfer Resolution Specialist, Land Transfer Adjudication I. [FR Doc. E8–24250 Filed 10–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P BILLING CODE 4310–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Land Management [LLOR9360000.L51040000.FI0000–09; HAG– 09–0005; WAOR58397, WAOR58398, WAOR58399, WAOR58400] [LLOR9360000.L51040000.FI0000–09; HAG– 09–0006; WAOR61140 and WAOR61142] DATES: BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLOR9360000.L51040000.FI0000–09; HAG– 09–0007; WAOR58372 and WAOR58373] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases WAOR58372 and WAOR58373; Washington Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases WAOR58397, WAOR58398, WAOR58399, and WAOR58400; Washington Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases WAOR61140 and WAOR61142; Washington AGENCY: AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. 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 Delta Petroleum Corporation for competitive oil and gas leases WAOR58372 and WAOR58373, for lands in Franklin County, Washington. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the leases terminated under the law. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee, Delta Petroleum Corporation, has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and 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 Delta Petroleum Corporation for noncompetitive oil and gas leases WAOR58397, WAOR58398, WAOR58399, and WAOR58400, for lands in Franklin County, Washington. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the leases terminated under the law. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee, Delta Petroleum Corporation, has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $5.00 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and 16– 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 Delta Petroleum Corporation for competitive oil and gas leases WAOR61140 and WAOR61142, for lands in Benton County, Washington. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the leases terminated under the law. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee, Delta Petroleum Corporation, has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and 16–2/3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the Bureau of Land jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:37 Oct 10, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 199 (Tuesday, October 14, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60713-60714]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-24250]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[F-14876-M, F-14876-N; AK-964-1410-KC-P]


Alaska Native Claims Selection

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance.

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SUMMARY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that 
an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the 
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to NANA Regional 
Corporation, Inc., Successor in Interest to Kivalina Sinuakmeut 
Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Kivalina, Alaska, and are 
located in:

Kateel River Meridian, Alaska

T. 29 N., R. 24 W.,
    Secs. 3 to 10, inclusive;
    Secs. 13 to 23, inclusive;
    Secs. 28 to 33, inclusive.

    Containing approximately 14,663 acres.


    The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to NANA 
Regional Corporation, Inc. when the surface estate is conveyed to NANA 
Regional Corporation, Inc., Successor in Interest to Kivalina 
Sinuakmeut Corporation. Notice of the decision will also be published 
four times in the Arctic Sounder.

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DATES: The time limits for filing an appeal are:
    1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely 
affected by the decision shall have until November 13, 2008 to file an 
appeal.
    2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail 
shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal.
    Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the 
requirements of 43 CFR Part 4, Subpart E, shall be deemed to have 
waived their rights.

ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land 
Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, 13, 
Anchorage, Alaska 99513-7504.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Bureau of Land Management by phone 
at 907-271-5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons 
who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8330, 24 hours a day, 
seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management.

Michael Bilancione,
Land Transfer Resolution Specialist, Land Transfer Adjudication I.
[FR Doc. E8-24250 Filed 10-10-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-JA-P