Notice of Invitation To Participate in Coal Exploration License, Utah, 13223-13225 [E9-6793]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 57 / Thursday, March 26, 2009 / Notices SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Anchorage Field Office, Anchorage, Alaska, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment with an associated Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Haines planning block of the Ring of Fire RMP and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the public scoping process. DATES: The BLM will announce public scoping meetings in Anchorage, Haines, and Skagway, Alaska through local news media, newsletters, and the BLM Web site (http://www.blm.gov/ak) at least 15 days prior to each meeting. We will provide formal opportunities for public comment upon publication of the Draft RMP Amendment and Supplemental EIS, including a 90-day public comment period. Please submit your comments on or before June 24, 2009. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Web Site: http://www.blm.gov/ak. • E-Mail: ak_rof_amend@blm.gov. • Fax: (907) 267–1267. • Mail: BLM-Anchorage Field Office, Attention—Ring of Fire Amendment, 4700 BLM Road, Anchorage, AK 99507. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Anchorage Field Office, 4700 BLM Road, Anchorage, AK 99507. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information and/or to have your name added to the mail list, contact Beth Maclean, Ring of Fire Amendment Team Leader, (beth_maclean@blm.gov) at (907) 267–1214. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides notice that the BLM Anchorage Field Office, Anchorage, Alaska, intends to prepare an RMP Amendment with an associated Supplemental EIS for the Haines planning block of the Ring of Fire RMP and announces the beginning of the public scoping process. The planning area is located in southeast Alaska. Bound by the Canadian border to the north and east and the Haines Borough boundary to the south and west, the planning area encompasses the towns of Haines and Skagway. This planning activity encompasses approximately 320,000 acres of public land. The plan will fulfill the needs and obligations set forth by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), and BLM management policies. The BLM will work collaboratively with interested parties to identify the management decisions that are best ADDRESSES: VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:28 Mar 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 suited to local, regional, and national needs and concerns. The purpose of the public scoping process and public scoping meetings is to identify relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis and Supplemental EIS alternatives. These issues also guide the planning process. You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing to the BLM at any public scoping meeting, or you may submit them to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. 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. Preliminary issues and management concerns identified by BLM personnel, other agencies, and individuals and user groups represent the BLM’s knowledge to date regarding existing issues and concerns with current land management. The major issue that will be addressed in this planning effort relates to potential impacts on wildlife populations from recreation activities occurring on BLM-managed lands in the Haines Block. The BLM will analyze the following decisions through the RMP Amendment and Supplemental EIS: • Whether to designate any of the Haines Block lands as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC), • Whether to retain the Haines Block Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) designation, and • What terms and conditions for special recreation permits in the Haines Block lands should be developed. If the Haines Block SRMA designation is retained, the BLM, through the RMP Amendment and Supplemental EIS, will: • Decide whether to change the boundaries of the SRMA, • Make SRMA decisions as outlined in the Appendix C of the H–1601–1 Land Use Planning Handbook, and • Develop a Special Recreation Management Plan (SRMP) for the Haines Block SRMA. The BLM will evaluate the identified issues to be addressed in the plan and will place them into one of three categories: 1. Issues to be resolved in the plan, PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13223 2. Issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action, or 3. Issues beyond the scope of this plan. The BLM will explain in the plan why an issue was placed in category two or three. In addition to these major issues, a number of management questions and concerns will be addressed in the plan. The public is encouraged to help identify these questions and concerns during the scoping phase. Preliminary planning criteria include the following: 1. Multiple use is the primary function of BLM-administered public lands. 2. Areas to be addressed are the surface acres administered by the BLM in the Haines planning block. 3. Decisions will be limited to those related to recreation, wildlife, travel management, an ACEC and an SRMA. 4. Valid existing rights will be protected throughout the planning area. 5. Plans and policies of adjacent land owners/managers will be considered. 6. The BLM will encourage and participate in collaborative planning. 7. Identification, designation, and protection of an SRMA and an ACEC will receive full consideration. 8. The BLM will comply with all relevant laws, statutes, regulations, manuals, and handbooks. 9. Subsistence uses will be considered and adverse impacts minimized in accordance with Section 810 of ANILCA. 10. This resource management plan amendment will conform to the Bureau’s H–1601–1 Land Use Planning Handbook. 11. The plan will be consistent with the Alaska Land Health Standards. 12. Areas of proposed ACEC designation will meet the criteria found in 43 CFR 1610.7–2. The BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach while developing the plan to ensure consideration of the variety of resource issues and concerns identified. Thomas P. Lonnie, State Director. [FR Doc. E9–6792 Filed 3–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLUT920–09–L13200000–EL000, UTU– 87061] Notice of Invitation To Participate in Coal Exploration License, Utah AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 13224 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 57 / Thursday, March 26, 2009 / Notices ACTION: Notice of Invitation to Participate in Coal Exploration License. SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 2(b) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by section 4 of the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, 90 Stat. 1083, 30 U.S.C. 201(b), and to the regulations adopted as 43 CFR part 3410, all interested qualified parties, as provided in 43 CFR 3472.1, are hereby invited to participate with Ark Land Company on a pro rata cost sharing basis in its program for the exploration of coal deposits in certain Federal coal deposits owned by the United States of America in the following-described lands in Sevier County, Utah: T. 20 S., R. 5 E., SLM, Utah, Sec. 31, SE1⁄4; T. 21 S., R. 4 E., SLM, Utah, Sec. 1, all; T. 21 S., R. 5 E., SLM, Utah, Sec. 6, all. Containing 888.62 acres. VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:28 Mar 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 All of the coal in the above-described land consists of unleased Federal coal within the Uinta-Southwestern Utah Known Coal Region. This coal exploration license will be issued by the Bureau of Land Management. This exploration program will obtain coal data to supplement data from adjacent coal development. The exploration program is fully described and is being conducted pursuant to an exploration plan approved by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The plan may be modified to accommodate the legitimate exploration needs of persons seeking to participate. ADDRESSES: Copies of the exploration plan and license are available for review during normal business hours (serialized under the number of UTU 87061) in the public room of the BLM State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah. The written notice to participate in the exploration program should be sent to both the BLM, Utah State Office, P.O. Box 45155, PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Salt Lake City, Utah 84145, and to Mark Bunnell, Senior Geologist, Ark Land Company, c/o Canyon Fuel Co., LLC, Skyline Mines, HC35, Box 380, Helper, Utah 84526. This notice of invitation to participate was published in The Richfield Reaper, once each week for two consecutive weeks beginning the second week of February, 2009 and in the Federal Register. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Any person seeking to participate in this exploration program must send written notice to both the BLM and Ark Land Company, as provided in the ADDRESSES section above, no later than thirty days after publication of this invitation in the Federal Register. The foregoing is published in the Federal Register pursuant to 43 CFR 3410.2–1(c)(1). Jeff Rawson, Assoc. State Director. BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 57 / Thursday, March 26, 2009 / Notices BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–C DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [OR–130–1020–AL; GP9–0123] Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council Meeting AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:28 Mar 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below. DATES: Thursday, April 16, 2009, at the BLM Spokane District Office, 1103 N. Fancher Rd., Spokane Valley, WA 99212. E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 EN26MR09.001</GPH> [FR Doc. E9–6793 Filed 3–25–09; 8:45 am] 13225

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 57 (Thursday, March 26, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13223-13225]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-6793]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLUT920-09-L13200000-EL000, UTU-87061]


Notice of Invitation To Participate in Coal Exploration License, 
Utah

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

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ACTION: Notice of Invitation to Participate in Coal Exploration 
License.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 2(b) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, 
as amended by section 4 of the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 
1976, 90 Stat. 1083, 30 U.S.C. 201(b), and to the regulations adopted 
as 43 CFR part 3410, all interested qualified parties, as provided in 
43 CFR 3472.1, are hereby invited to participate with Ark Land Company 
on a pro rata cost sharing basis in its program for the exploration of 
coal deposits in certain Federal coal deposits owned by the United 
States of America in the following-described lands in Sevier County, 
Utah:

T. 20 S., R. 5 E., SLM, Utah,
    Sec. 31, SE\1/4\;
T. 21 S., R. 4 E., SLM, Utah,
    Sec. 1, all;
T. 21 S., R. 5 E., SLM, Utah,
    Sec. 6, all.

    Containing 888.62 acres.

    All of the coal in the above-described land consists of unleased 
Federal coal within the Uinta-Southwestern Utah Known Coal Region. This 
coal exploration license will be issued by the Bureau of Land 
Management. This exploration program will obtain coal data to 
supplement data from adjacent coal development. The exploration program 
is fully described and is being conducted pursuant to an exploration 
plan approved by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The plan may be 
modified to accommodate the legitimate exploration needs of persons 
seeking to participate.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the exploration plan and license are available for 
review during normal business hours (serialized under the number of UTU 
87061) in the public room of the BLM State Office, 440 West 200 South, 
Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah. The written notice to participate in 
the exploration program should be sent to both the BLM, Utah State 
Office, P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City, Utah 84145, and to Mark 
Bunnell, Senior Geologist, Ark Land Company, c/o Canyon Fuel Co., LLC, 
Skyline Mines, HC35, Box 380, Helper, Utah 84526.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice of invitation to participate was 
published in The Richfield Reaper, once each week for two consecutive 
weeks beginning the second week of February, 2009 and in the Federal 
Register.
    Any person seeking to participate in this exploration program must 
send written notice to both the BLM and Ark Land Company, as provided 
in the ADDRESSES section above, no later than thirty days after 
publication of this invitation in the Federal Register.
    The foregoing is published in the Federal Register pursuant to 43 
CFR 3410.2-1(c)(1).

Jeff Rawson,
Assoc. State Director.
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