Conveyance of Federally-Owned Mineral Interests-California, 75467-75468 [E8-29323]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 239 / Thursday, December 11, 2008 / Notices Breton National Wildlife Refuge, the second oldest national wildlife refuge in the United States, is a barrier island chain in Breton and Chandeleur Sounds in the Gulf of Mexico. It was established on October 4, 1903, by Executive Order 7938, signed by President Theodore Roosevelt. We announce our decision and the availability of the final CCP and FONSI for Delta and Breton National Wildlife Refuges in accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [40 CFR 1506.6(b)] requirements. We completed a thorough analysis of impacts on the human environment, which we included in the Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment (Draft CCP/EA). The CCP will guide us in managing these refuges for the next 15 years. Background The National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 668dd–668ee) (Improvement Act), which amended the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, requires us to develop a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. The purpose for developing a CCP is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year plan for achieving refuge purposes and contributing toward the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System, consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and our policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving wildlife and their habitats, CCPs identify wildlifedependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, and environmental education and interpretation. We will review and update this CCP at least every 15 years in accordance with the Improvement Act. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Comments Approximately 100 copies of the Draft CCP/EA were made available for a 30-day review period as announced in the Federal Register on July 11, 2008 (73 FR 39978). Twenty-five public comments were received. Selected Alternative Three management alternatives were considered for Delta Refuge. Alternative A would have continued current management with no new actions to improve existing programs. Alternative B would have focused on expanding public use opportunities to the fullest extent possible. Alternative C, the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:27 Dec 10, 2008 Jkt 217001 preferred alternative and foundation of the CCP, will emphasize managing natural resources based on maintaining and improving wetland habitats with improved techniques; providing quality public use programs and wildlife-dependent recreational activities; and expanding the outreach program. Three management alternatives were also considered for Breton Refuge. Alternative A would have continued current management practices. Alternative B would have focused on leaving the islands to the natural processes and weather events. Alternative C, the preferred alternative and also the foundation of the CCP, will emphasize working with partners to restore island habitat with large-scale projects, if considered feasible; improving outreach; and providing environmental education relating to the barrier islands to local schools. Authority: This notice is published under the authority of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, Public Law 105–57. Dated: October 6, 2008. Cynthia K. Dohner, Acting Regional Director. [FR Doc. E8–29320 Filed 12–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA–930–5410–FR–B329; CACA 49299–01] Conveyance of Federally-Owned Mineral Interests—California AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of filing of amended application and segregation of mineral interests. SUMMARY: An amendment to a previously filed application for conveyance of the Federally-owned mineral interests in the tract of land described in this notice has been received. The amendment is dated September 2, 2008. The previous application, filed on August 31, 2007, was published in the Federal Register on Monday, December 17, 2007, at page 71430, in Volume 72, No. 241. The amendment describes Federally-owned mineral interests in the tracts of land described in this notice. Publication of this notice temporarily segregates the mineral interests in the land covered by the amendment from appropriation under the mining and mineral leasing laws while the application is being PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75467 processed. This notice also will correct the name of the county in the previously issued notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Liz Easley, Bureau of Land Management, California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825, (916) 978–4673. Your comments are invited. Submit all comments in writing to Liz Easley at the address listed above. Comments, including names, street addresses, and other contact information of respondents, will be available for public review. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to request that the BLM consider withholding your name, street address, and other contact information, e.g. Internet address, FAX or phone number, from public review of disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. The BLM will honor requests for confidentiality on a case-by-case basis to the extent allowed by law. The BLM will make available for public inspection, in their entirety, all submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The tract of land referred to in this notice consists of approximately 188.50 acres situated in Humboldt County, described as follows: Humboldt Meridian, California T. 1 S., R. 3 E., Sec. 1, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, excepting therefrom that portion thereof lying southerly of the center of Larabee Creek; Sec. 3, W1⁄2SE1⁄4 and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 11, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4. Under certain conditions, section 209(b) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of October 21, 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1719 (FLPMA) authorizes the sale and conveyance of the Federallyowned mineral interests in land when the non-mineral (or so called surface interest in land) is not Federally-owned. The objective is to allow consolidation of the surface and mineral interests when either one of the following conditions exist: (1) There are no known mineral values in the land; or (2) where continued Federal ownership of the mineral interests interferes with or precludes appropriate non-mineral development and such development is a more beneficial use of the land than mineral development. In accordance with section 209(b) of FLPMA, on September 15, 2008, the amended application was filed for the E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 75468 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 239 / Thursday, December 11, 2008 / Notices sale and conveyance of the Federallyowned mineral interests in the abovedescribed tracts of land. Publication of this notice segregates, subject to valid existing rights, the Federally-owned mineral interests in the land referenced above in this notice from appropriation under the general mining and mineral leasing laws, while the application is being processed to determine if either one of the two specified conditions exists and, if so, to otherwise comply with the procedural requirements of 43 CFR Part 2720. The segregative effect shall terminate: (i) Upon issuance of a patent or other document of conveyance as to such mineral interests; (ii) upon final rejection of the application; or (iii) two years from the date of filing the application, whichever occurs first. The previously published Federal Register notice of Monday, December 17, 2007, at page 71430, in Volume 72, No. 241, states that the tracts of land described therein are situated in Nevada County. Nevada County is not correct. Humboldt County is the correct name of the county. Dated: December 5, 2008. Robert Doyel, Chief, Lands Management. [FR Doc. E8–29323 Filed 12–10–08; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–920–1430–ET; WYW 101899] Public Land Order No. 7719; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6693; Wyoming. Bureau of Land Management, mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Interior. ACTION: Public Land Order. SUMMARY: This order extends the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 6693 for an additional 20-year period. This extension is necessary to continue protection of the Natural Corrals Archeological Site in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. DATES: Effective Date: December 9, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Booth, BLM Wyoming State Office, 5353 N. Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003, 307– 775–6124. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The withdrawal extended by this order will expire on December 8, 2028, unless, as a result of a review conducted prior to the expiration date pursuant to Section 204(f) of the Federal Land Policy and 17:27 Dec 10, 2008 Jkt 217001 Authority: 43 CFR 2310.4. Dated: November 20, 2008. C. Stephen Allred, Assistant Secretary—Land and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. E8–29326 Filed 12–10–08; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1103–0090] Office of Community Oriented Policing Services; Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; Comments Requested BILLING CODE 4310–40–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 Order By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714 (2000), it is ordered as follows: Public Land Order No. 6693 (53 FR 49664, (1988)), which withdrew 357.34 acres of public land from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws, including the mining laws, but not the mineral leasing laws to protect the Natural Corrals Archeological Site, is hereby extended for an additional 20-year period until December 8, 2028. BILLING CODE 4310–22–P (Authority: 43 CFR 2720.1–1(b)). AGENCY: Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714(f) (2000), the Secretary determines that the withdrawal shall be further extended. ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Making Officer Redeployment Effective (MORE) Closeout Report. The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed extension of an information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days for public comment until February 9, 2009. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. If you have comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Rebekah Dorr, Department of Justice Office of PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Community Oriented Policing Services, 1100 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Making Officer Redeployment Effective (MORE) Closeout Report. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: None. U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Law enforcement agencies that are recipients of MORE grants. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: It is estimated that 260 respondents annually will complete the form within one hour. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 255.75 hours annually. If additional information is required contact: Lynn Bryant, Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 239 (Thursday, December 11, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75467-75468]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-29323]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[CA-930-5410-FR-B329; CACA 49299-01]


Conveyance of Federally-Owned Mineral Interests--California

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of filing of amended application and segregation of 
mineral interests.

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SUMMARY: An amendment to a previously filed application for conveyance 
of the Federally-owned mineral interests in the tract of land described 
in this notice has been received. The amendment is dated September 2, 
2008. The previous application, filed on August 31, 2007, was published 
in the Federal Register on Monday, December 17, 2007, at page 71430, in 
Volume 72, No. 241. The amendment describes Federally-owned mineral 
interests in the tracts of land described in this notice. Publication 
of this notice temporarily segregates the mineral interests in the land 
covered by the amendment from appropriation under the mining and 
mineral leasing laws while the application is being processed. This 
notice also will correct the name of the county in the previously 
issued notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Liz Easley, Bureau of Land Management, 
California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 
95825, (916) 978-4673.
    Your comments are invited. Submit all comments in writing to Liz 
Easley at the address listed above. Comments, including names, street 
addresses, and other contact information of respondents, will be 
available for public review. Individual respondents may request 
confidentiality. If you wish to request that the BLM consider 
withholding your name, street address, and other contact information, 
e.g. Internet address, FAX or phone number, from public review of 
disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this 
prominently at the beginning of your written comment. The BLM will 
honor requests for confidentiality on a case-by-case basis to the 
extent allowed by law. The BLM will make available for public 
inspection, in their entirety, all submissions from organizations and 
businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as 
representatives or officials of organizations or businesses.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The tract of land referred to in this notice 
consists of approximately 188.50 acres situated in Humboldt County, 
described as follows:

Humboldt Meridian, California

T. 1 S., R. 3 E.,
    Sec. 1, SW\1/4\SW\1/4\, excepting therefrom that portion thereof 
lying southerly of the center of Larabee Creek;
    Sec. 3, W\1/2\SE\1/4\ and SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 11, NW\1/4\NW\1/4\.

    Under certain conditions, section 209(b) of the Federal Land Policy 
and Management Act of October 21, 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1719 (FLPMA) 
authorizes the sale and conveyance of the Federally-owned mineral 
interests in land when the non-mineral (or so called surface interest 
in land) is not Federally-owned. The objective is to allow 
consolidation of the surface and mineral interests when either one of 
the following conditions exist: (1) There are no known mineral values 
in the land; or (2) where continued Federal ownership of the mineral 
interests interferes with or precludes appropriate non-mineral 
development and such development is a more beneficial use of the land 
than mineral development.
    In accordance with section 209(b) of FLPMA, on September 15, 2008, 
the amended application was filed for the

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sale and conveyance of the Federally-owned mineral interests in the 
above-described tracts of land. Publication of this notice segregates, 
subject to valid existing rights, the Federally-owned mineral interests 
in the land referenced above in this notice from appropriation under 
the general mining and mineral leasing laws, while the application is 
being processed to determine if either one of the two specified 
conditions exists and, if so, to otherwise comply with the procedural 
requirements of 43 CFR Part 2720. The segregative effect shall 
terminate: (i) Upon issuance of a patent or other document of 
conveyance as to such mineral interests; (ii) upon final rejection of 
the application; or (iii) two years from the date of filing the 
application, whichever occurs first.
    The previously published Federal Register notice of Monday, 
December 17, 2007, at page 71430, in Volume 72, No. 241, states that 
the tracts of land described therein are situated in Nevada County. 
Nevada County is not correct. Humboldt County is the correct name of 
the county.

(Authority: 43 CFR 2720.1-1(b)).

    Dated: December 5, 2008.
Robert Doyel,
Chief, Lands Management.
[FR Doc. E8-29323 Filed 12-10-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-40-P