Major Portion Prices and Due Date for Additional Royalty Payments on Indian Gas Production in Designated Areas Not Associated With an Index Zone, 46788-46789 [E9-21911]

Download as PDF 46788 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 175 / Friday, September 11, 2009 / Notices wells each in the Salt Wells Geothermal Drilling EA, EA–NV–030–07–05 of February 2007, and in the Salt Wells Geothermal Drilling Program EA, DOI– BLM–NV–C010–2009–0006–EA of April 2009. The Sierra fifty-foot-wide ROW proposal covers approximately 287 acres and includes construction of a new substation, 22 miles of singlecircuit 230 kV transmission line, four 230 kV switching stations, and two 60 kV transmission lines connecting the proposed new substation to the existing Fallon substation. The EIS will analyze the direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of the three proposed projects, alternatives, and a no action alternative. The EIS will also identify specific mitigation. The EIS will address issues brought forth through scoping and will be evaluated by an interdisciplinary team of specialists. This EIS is also intended to cover the impacts of operation of the plants and facilities, and thus should be able to support issuance of the site license required under 43 CFR subpart 3273 as well as remaining drilling approvals under 43 CFR subpart 3261, and the utilization plans and facility construction permits under 43 CFR subpart 3272. Key issues likely to be considered in analyzing each proposal and alternatives include: Water resources (including surface and ground water quality, floodplains, wetlands and riparian areas); geology and minerals; air quality; soils; vegetation; wildlife and wildlife habitat (especially related to migratory shorebirds utilizing Carson Lake to the west of the project area); special-status species; range resources; land use and access; recreation; aesthetics (noise and visual; especially in areas of high cultural sensitivity such as the Grimes Point Archeological Site to the north and the Pony Express Trail to the south of the project area); social and economic values; cultural resources; Native American religious concerns (consultation with the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe has been ongoing to avoid cultural sites that have been identified by the tribe); hazardous materials; and noxious weeds. Native American tribal consultations will be conducted in accordance with policy. Evaluation of cumulative impacts will take into consideration the recentlyconstructed Enel North America geothermal power plant adjacent to the project area to the south. Federal, state, and local agencies and other entities that may be affected by the decisions to be made on the proposed projects are invited to participate in the scoping process and, if eligible, may request, or be requested by the BLM, to participate as a cooperating agency. Written comments may be provided to the BLM at public scoping meetings or may be submitted to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. 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. (Authority: 43 CFR 3200 and 43 CFR 2800). Teresa J. Knutson, Manager, Stillwater Field Office, BLM Carson City District. [FR Doc. E9–21925 Filed 9–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service [Docket No. MM–2008–MRM–0018] Major Portion Prices and Due Date for Additional Royalty Payments on Indian Gas Production in Designated Areas Not Associated With an Index Zone AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of major portion prices for calendar year 2007. SUMMARY: Final regulations for valuing gas produced from Indian leases, published August 10, 1999, require MMS to determine major portion prices and notify industry by publishing the prices in the Federal Register. The regulations also require MMS to publish a due date for industry to pay additional royalty based on the major portion prices. This notice provides the major portion prices for the 12 months of 2007. DATES: The due date to pay additional royalties based on the major portion prices is November 10, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Barder, Indian Oil and Gas Compliance and Asset Management, MMS; telephone (303) 231–3702; FAX (303) 231–3755; e-mail to John.Barder@mms.gov; or Mike Curry, Indian Oil and Gas Compliance and Asset Management, MMS; telephone (303) 231–3741; FAX (303) 231–3755; e-mail to Michael.Curry@mms.gov. Mailing address: Minerals Management Service, Minerals Revenue Management, Compliance and Asset Management, Indian Oil and Gas Compliance and Asset Management, P.O. Box 25165, MS 396B2, Denver, Colorado 80225–0165. On August 10, 1999, MMS published a final rule titled ‘‘Amendments to Gas Valuation Regulations for Indian Leases,’’ (64 FR 43506) with the effective date January 1, 2000. The gas regulations apply to all gas production from Indian (tribal or allotted) oil and gas leases, except leases on the Osage Indian Reservation. The rule requires that MMS publish major portion prices for each designated area not associated with an index zone for each production month beginning January 2000, along with a due date for additional royalty payments. See 30 CFR 206.174(a)(4)(ii) (2008). If additional royalties are due based on a published major portion price, the lessee must submit an amended Form MMS–2014, Report of Sales and Royalty Remittance, to MMS by the due date. If additional royalties are not paid by the due date, late payment interest, under 30 CFR 218.54, will accrue from the due date until payment is made and an amended Form MMS–2014 is received. The table below lists the major portion prices for all designated areas not associated with an index zone. The due date is 60 days after the publication date of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: cprice-sewell on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES GAS MAJOR PORTION PRICES ($/MMBTU) FOR DESIGNATED AREAS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH AN INDEX ZONE MMS-designated areas Jan 2007 Blackfeet Reservation ...................................................................................................... Fort Belknap .................................................................................................................... Fort Berthold .................................................................................................................... Fort Peck Reservation ..................................................................................................... Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation ......................................................... Rocky Boys Reservation ................................................................................................. Ute Allotted Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation* ............................................ VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:23 Sep 10, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5.96 6.01 5.93 6.64 5.87 4.87 3.98 E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM Feb 2007 5.86 6.42 7.35 8.92 6.84 5.38 6.29 11SEN1 Mar 2007 6.39 6.24 6.16 9.47 6.77 5.30 6.33 Apr 2007 6.11 6.17 6.66 9.19 6.20 5.22 3.72 46789 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 175 / Friday, September 11, 2009 / Notices GAS MAJOR PORTION PRICES ($/MMBTU) FOR DESIGNATED AREAS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH AN INDEX ZONE—Continued MMS-designated areas Jan 2007 Ute Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation ................................................ MMS-designated areas 3.39 May 2007 Blackfeet Reservation ...................................................................................................... Fort Belknap .................................................................................................................... Fort Berthold .................................................................................................................... Fort Peck Reservation ..................................................................................................... Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation ......................................................... Rocky Boys Reservation ................................................................................................. Ute Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation ................................................ MMS-designated Areas 6.44 6.22 6.81 7.28 6.69 5.35 4.32 Sep 2007 Blackfeet Reservation ...................................................................................................... Fort Belknap .................................................................................................................... Fort Berthold .................................................................................................................... Fort Peck Reservation ..................................................................................................... Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation ......................................................... Rocky Boys Reservation ................................................................................................. Ute Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation ................................................ 4.48 5.83 5.94 6.74 4.88 3.89 1.87 Feb 2007 Mar 2007 5.83 Jun 2007 5.76 Jul 2007 6.23 6.28 6.47 7.12 6.81 4.92 2.63 Oct 2007 5.81 5.97 5.51 6.48 6.03 4.12 2.89 Nov 2007 4.99 5.84 6.64 7.69 5.59 4.90 1.17 5.70 6.00 7.07 8.80 6.18 5.22 3.43 Apr 2007 2.80 Aug 2007 4.74 5.96 5.48 7.12 5.49 3.76 2.62 Dec 2007 6.30 6.27 6.75 9.85 6.79 5.13 5.59 *As stated in the Federal Register notice published March 8, 2007, effective May 1, 2007 (72 FR 10552), MMS will value the Indian allotted leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation based on the Central Rocky Mountain index zone price. For information on how to report additional royalties due to major portion prices, please refer to our Dear Payor letter dated December 1, 1999, on the MMS Web site at http:// www.mrm.mms.gov/ReportingServices/ PDFDocs/991201.pdf. Dated: July 10, 2009. Jennifer L. Goldblatt, Acting Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management. [FR Doc. E9–21911 Filed 9–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNV9330000.L14300000.ET0000; NVN50818; 09–08807; TAS: 14X1109] Austin Administrative Site: Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting, Lander County, NV AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, cprice-sewell on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior proposes to extend a withdrawal established by Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6760 for an additional 20 years. PLO No. 6760 withdrew 30 acres of National Forest System land from location under the mining laws to protect the Austin Administrative Site in Lander County, Nevada. The lands will remain open to the mineral leasing laws. This notice gives an opportunity to comment on the proposed action and to request a public meeting. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:23 Sep 10, 2009 Jkt 217001 DATES: Comments and requests for a public meeting must be received by December 10, 2009. ADDRESSES: Comments and meeting requests may be mailed to the Field Manager, BLM Tonopah Field Office, Attn: NVN–50818, P.O. Box 911, Tonopah, NV 89049. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline M. Gratton, 775–861–6532. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Forest Service filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting the extension of PLO No. 6760 which was published in the Federal Register in 1989 (54 FR 53612). The withdrawal will expire on December 28, 2009, unless extended. The purpose of the proposed extension is to continue the protection of the Federal investment in the Austin Administrative Site. There are no suitable alternative sites as the land described contains permanent Federal facilities. Structures and improvements on the site include the Austin Ranger District offices, family housing for permanent and temporary employees, trailer sites with utilities, visitor and employee vehicle parking areas, a warehouse and horse corrals. The use of a right-of-way, interagency, or cooperative agreement would not provide adequate protection of the Federal investment. Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, and records relating to the application will be available for public review at the Tonopah Field Office, 1553 S. Main Street in Tonopah, Nevada, during PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 regular business hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. 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 the public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. This application will be processed in accordance with regulations set forth in 43 CFR Part 2300. On determination by the authorized officer that a public meeting will be held, a notice of the time and place will be published in the Federal Register and local newspapers at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the meeting. (Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3–1) Michael R. Holbert, Deputy State Director, Resources, Lands and Planning. [FR Doc. E9–21926 Filed 9–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service

[Docket No. MM-2008-MRM-0018]


Major Portion Prices and Due Date for Additional Royalty Payments 
on Indian Gas Production in Designated Areas Not Associated With an 
Index Zone

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of major portion prices for calendar year 2007.

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SUMMARY: Final regulations for valuing gas produced from Indian leases, 
published August 10, 1999, require MMS to determine major portion 
prices and notify industry by publishing the prices in the Federal 
Register. The regulations also require MMS to publish a due date for 
industry to pay additional royalty based on the major portion prices. 
This notice provides the major portion prices for the 12 months of 
2007.

DATES: The due date to pay additional royalties based on the major 
portion prices is November 10, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Barder, Indian Oil and Gas 
Compliance and Asset Management, MMS; telephone (303) 231-3702; FAX 
(303) 231-3755; e-mail to John.Barder@mms.gov; or Mike Curry, Indian 
Oil and Gas Compliance and Asset Management, MMS; telephone (303) 231-
3741; FAX (303) 231-3755; e-mail to Michael.Curry@mms.gov. Mailing 
address: Minerals Management Service, Minerals Revenue Management, 
Compliance and Asset Management, Indian Oil and Gas Compliance and 
Asset Management, P.O. Box 25165, MS 396B2, Denver, Colorado 80225-
0165.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 10, 1999, MMS published a final 
rule titled ``Amendments to Gas Valuation Regulations for Indian 
Leases,'' (64 FR 43506) with the effective date January 1, 2000. The 
gas regulations apply to all gas production from Indian (tribal or 
allotted) oil and gas leases, except leases on the Osage Indian 
Reservation.
    The rule requires that MMS publish major portion prices for each 
designated area not associated with an index zone for each production 
month beginning January 2000, along with a due date for additional 
royalty payments. See 30 CFR 206.174(a)(4)(ii) (2008). If additional 
royalties are due based on a published major portion price, the lessee 
must submit an amended Form MMS-2014, Report of Sales and Royalty 
Remittance, to MMS by the due date. If additional royalties are not 
paid by the due date, late payment interest, under 30 CFR 218.54, will 
accrue from the due date until payment is made and an amended Form MMS-
2014 is received. The table below lists the major portion prices for 
all designated areas not associated with an index zone. The due date is 
60 days after the publication date of this notice.

            Gas Major Portion Prices ($/MMBtu) for Designated Areas Not Associated With an Index Zone
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                    MMS-designated areas                        Jan 2007     Feb 2007     Mar 2007     Apr 2007
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Blackfeet Reservation.......................................         5.96         5.86         6.39         6.11
Fort Belknap................................................         6.01         6.42         6.24         6.17
Fort Berthold...............................................         5.93         7.35         6.16         6.66
Fort Peck Reservation.......................................         6.64         8.92         9.47         9.19
Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation............         5.87         6.84         6.77         6.20
Rocky Boys Reservation......................................         4.87         5.38         5.30         5.22
Ute Allotted Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation*....         3.98         6.29         6.33         3.72

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Ute Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.......         3.39         5.83         5.76         2.80
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                    MMS-designated areas                        May 2007     Jun 2007     Jul 2007     Aug 2007
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Blackfeet Reservation.......................................         6.44         6.23         5.81         4.74
Fort Belknap................................................         6.22         6.28         5.97         5.96
Fort Berthold...............................................         6.81         6.47         5.51         5.48
Fort Peck Reservation.......................................         7.28         7.12         6.48         7.12
Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation............         6.69         6.81         6.03         5.49
Rocky Boys Reservation......................................         5.35         4.92         4.12         3.76
Ute Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.......         4.32         2.63         2.89         2.62
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                    MMS-designated Areas                        Sep 2007     Oct 2007     Nov 2007     Dec 2007
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Blackfeet Reservation.......................................         4.48         4.99         5.70         6.30
Fort Belknap................................................         5.83         5.84         6.00         6.27
Fort Berthold...............................................         5.94         6.64         7.07         6.75
Fort Peck Reservation.......................................         6.74         7.69         8.80         9.85
Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation............         4.88         5.59         6.18         6.79
Rocky Boys Reservation......................................         3.89         4.90         5.22         5.13
Ute Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.......         1.87         1.17         3.43         5.59
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*As stated in the Federal Register notice published March 8, 2007, effective May 1, 2007 (72 FR 10552), MMS will
  value the Indian allotted leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation based on the Central Rocky Mountain index
  zone price.

    For information on how to report additional royalties due to major 
portion prices, please refer to our Dear Payor letter dated December 1, 
1999, on the MMS Web site at http://www.mrm.mms.gov/ReportingServices/PDFDocs/991201.pdf.

     Dated: July 10, 2009.
Jennifer L. Goldblatt,
Acting Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management.
[FR Doc. E9-21911 Filed 9-10-09; 8:45 am]
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