Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, 9425-9426 [E9-4633]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 41 / Wednesday, March 4, 2009 / Notices Total Estimated Burden Hours: 301,951. Status: Extension of a currently approved collection. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: February 26, 2009. Lillian L. Deitzer, Departmental Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–4531 Filed 3–3–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [LLCAD00000 L19900000.AL 0000] Meeting of the California Desert District Advisory Council AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Public Laws 92–463 and 94–579, that the California Desert District Advisory Council to the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, will participate in a field tour of BLM-administered public lands on Friday, March 20, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and meet in formal session on Saturday, March 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2700 Lenwood Road, Barstow, CA 92311. The Council and interested members of the public will depart for the field tour at 10 a.m. from the lobby of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. Members of the public are welcome to participate in the tour but should plan on providing their own transportation, lunch, and beverage. Four-wheel drive vehicles are strongly recommended for the field tour. Agenda topics for the formal session on Saturday will include updates by Council members and reports from the BLM District Manager and five field office managers. Additional agenda topics are being developed. Once finalized, the field tour and meeting agendas will be published in a news release prior to the meeting and posted on the BLM California state Web site at http://www.blm.gov/ca/news/rac.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All California Desert District Advisory Council meetings are open to the public. Public comment for items not on the agenda will be scheduled at the beginning of the meeting Saturday morning. Time for public comment may be made available by the Council VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:08 Mar 03, 2009 Jkt 217001 Chairman during the presentation of various agenda items, and is scheduled at the end of the meeting for topics not on the agenda. While the Saturday meeting is tentatively scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the meeting could conclude prior to 4 p.m. should the Council conclude its presentations and discussions. Therefore, members of the public interested in a particular agenda item or discussion should schedule their arrival accordingly. Written comments may be filed in advance of the meeting for the California Desert District Advisory Council, c/o Bureau of Land Management, External Affairs, 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553. Written comments also are accepted at the time of the meeting and, if copies are provided to the recorder, will be incorporated into the minutes. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Briery, BLM California Desert District External Affairs, 951.697.5220. Dated: February 20, 2009. Steven J. Borchard, District Manager. [FR Doc. E9–4570 Filed 3–3–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P 9425 Butte Field Office, 106 North Parkmont, Butte, Montana 59701, telephone 406– 533–7617. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in western Montana. At the March 31 meeting, topics we plan to discuss include: Introduction of new members, cooperative rangeland monitoring, forest health issues, a review of Forest Service fee proposals, and election of officers. All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the Council. Each formal Council meeting will also have time allocated for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation, or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM as provided below. Richard M. Hotaling, Field Manager. [FR Doc. E9–4443 Filed 3–3–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLMTB07900 09 L10100000.PH0000 LXAMANMS0000] Bureau of Land Management [WY–923–1310–FI; WYW160877] Notice of Public Meeting, Western Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Western Montana Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below. DATES: The Western Montana RAC will meet March 31, 2009 at 9 a.m. The public comment period for the meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting is expected to adjourn at approximately 3 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Butte Field Office, 106 N. Parkmont, Butte, Montana. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Abrams, Western Montana Resource Advisory Council Coordinator, PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Tatonka Oil & Gas, Inc. for competitive oil and gas lease WYW160877 for land in Weston County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, Julie L. Weaver, Acting Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at (307) 775– 6176. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 9426 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 41 / Wednesday, March 4, 2009 / Notices for rentals and royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre, or fraction thereof, per year, and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate lease WYW160877 effective August 1, 2008, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. BLM has not issued a valid lease affecting the lands. BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea Planning Areas Oil and Gas Lease Sales 209, 212, 217, and 221 AGENCY: Minerals Management Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Extension of written comment period for the Draft Environment Impact Statement (DEIS) for Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea Planning Areas Oil and Gas Lease Sales 209, 212, 217, and 221. SUMMARY: The MMS is extending the written comment period on the DEIS from March 16, 2009, to March 30, 2009. The MMS published the Notice of Availability of the DEIS in the Federal Register on December 19, 2008 (72 FR 77835). The Notice of Availability provided for interested parties to submit written comments on the DEIS until March 16, 2009. The MMS is now extending the written comment period an additional 2 weeks, to March 30, 2009. Written comments may be submitted to the Regional Director, Alaska OCS Region, Minerals Management Service, 3801 Centerpoint Drive, Suite 500, Anchorage, Alaska 99503–5820, or online at http://ocsconnect.mms.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Ms. Deborah Cranswick at (907) 334–5267 in MMS’s Alaska OCS Region, 3801 Centerpoint Drive, Ste 500, Anchorage, AK 99503–5823. 15:08 Mar 03, 2009 Jkt 217001 BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Extension of Comment Period on the Draft Proposed 5-Year Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2010–2015 (DPP) and Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed 5-Year Program AGENCY: Minerals Management Service, Interior. ACTION: Extension of Time for Request for Comments. Julie L. Weaver, Acting Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication. [FR Doc. E9–4633 Filed 3–3–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 Dated: February 10, 2009. Chris C. Oynes, Associate Director for Offshore Energy and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. E9–4583 Filed 3–3–09; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: On February 10, 2009, the Secretary of the Interior announced a new comprehensive approach to the Nation’s offshore energy plan, which includes four parts and affects the Draft Proposed 5-year OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2010–2015 (DPP), published on January 16, 2009, by the previous Administration. The Secretary’s four steps are— Æ An additional 180 days for public comment on the DPP and the Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS for the proposed 5-year program to September 21, 2009; Æ Preparation by MMS and the U.S. Geological Survey of a report setting forth all the information available on our offshore energy resources, with the report to be completed within 45 days of the Secretary’s announcement; Æ Regional meetings to be convened by the Secretary on each coast and in Alaska to gather the best ideas for how to move forward with a comprehensive offshore energy plan, with the meetings to occur in the 30 days following completion of the report; and Æ Commitment by the Secretary to issuing a final rulemaking on offshore renewable energy resources in the coming months. This Federal Register Notice announces the 180-day extension of time for receipt of comments on the DPP and the Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS for the proposed 5-year program. The original comment period was announced in the Federal Register on January 21, 2009 (74 FR 3631) with a closing date of March 23, 2009. The new closing date is September 21, 2009. The additional time will give states, stakeholders, and affected communities the opportunity to provide input on PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 how, whether, and where the Nation’s offshore areas should be considered as part of the Nation’s energy strategy. Section 18 of the OCS Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1344) specifies a multi-step process of consultation and analysis that must be completed before the Secretary of the Interior may approve a new 5-year program. The required steps following this notice include the development of a proposed program, a proposed final program, and Secretarial approval. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the MMS also will prepare an EIS for the new 5-year program. The notice in the Federal Register on January 21, 2009 (74 FR 3631) started the formal scoping process for the EIS under 40 CFR 1501.7, and solicited information regarding issues and alternatives that should be evaluated in the EIS. The EIS will analyze the potential impacts of the adoption of the proposed 5-year program. DATES: Please submit comments and information to the MMS no later than September 21, 2009. Public Comment Procedure The MMS will accept comments in one of two formats: By mail or our Internet commenting system. Please submit your comments using only one of these formats, and include full names and addresses. Comments submitted by other means may not be considered. 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. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the DPP and/or the Notice of Intent by any of the following methods. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Under the tab ‘‘More Search Options,’’ click ‘‘Advanced Docket Search,’’ then select ‘‘Minerals Management Service’’ from the agency drop-down menu, then click the submit button. In the Docket ID column, select MMS–2008–OMM–0045 to submit public comments and to view related materials available for the DPP or MMS–2008–OMM–0046 to submit public comments and to view related materials available for the Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS. Information on using Regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing documents, E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 41 (Wednesday, March 4, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9425-9426]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-4633]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WY-923-1310-FI; WYW160877]


Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and 
Gas Lease

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas 
Lease.

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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 Tatonka Oil & Gas, Inc. for competitive 
oil and gas lease WYW160877 for land in Weston County, Wyoming. The 
petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due 
since the date the lease terminated under the law.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, Julie L. 
Weaver, Acting Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at (307) 
775-6176.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee has agreed to the amended lease 
terms

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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 
Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has 
met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in 
Sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 
U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to 
reinstate lease WYW160877 effective August 1, 2008, under the original 
terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty 
rates cited above. BLM has not issued a valid lease affecting the 
lands.

Julie L. Weaver,
Acting Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication.
 [FR Doc. E9-4633 Filed 3-3-09; 8:45 am]
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