Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; WY, 1076-1077 [2010-93]

Download as PDF 1076 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 5 / Friday, January 8, 2010 / Notices WEST VIRGINIA Logan County Blair Mountain Battlefield, Address Restricted, Logan vicinity, 08000496, REMOVED/DETERMINED ELIGIBLE, 12/30/09 WISCONSIN Jefferson County North Washington Street Historic District, N. Church St. generally bounded by O’Connell and N. Green St., N. Washington St. bounded by O’Connell and Elm Sts., Watertown, 09000850, LISTED, 10/23/09 WISCONSIN Milwaukee County Pittsburgh Plate Glass Enamel Plant, 201 E. Pittsburgh Ave., Milwaukee, 09000851, LISTED, 10/21/09 [FR Doc. 2010–49 Filed 1–7–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Outer Continental Shelf Civil Penalties pwalker on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice summarizing review of the maximum daily civil penalty assessment. SUMMARY: The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act requires the MMS to review the maximum daily civil penalty assessment for violations of regulations governing oil and gas operations in the Outer Continental Shelf at least once every 3 years. This review ensures that the maximum penalty assessment reflects any increases in the Consumer Price Index as prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. After conducting the required review in August 2009, the MMS determined that no adjustment is necessary at this time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanne McCammon, Safety and Enforcement Branch at (703) 787–1292 or e-mail at Joanne.McCammon@mms.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The goal of the MMS Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Civil Penalty Program is to ensure safe and clean operations on the OCS. By assessing and collecting civil penalties, the program is designed to encourage compliance with OCS statutes and regulations. Not all regulatory violations warrant a review to initiate civil penalty proceedings; however, violations that cause injury, death, or environmental damage, or pose a threat to human life or the environment, will trigger such review. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:14 Jan 07, 2010 Jkt 220001 The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) (Pub. L. 101–380) expanded and strengthened MMS’s authority to impose penalties for violating regulations promulgated under the OCS Lands Act. Section 8201 of OPA 90, which amended section 24(b) of the OCS Lands Act, 43 U.S.C. 1350(b), directs the Secretary of the Interior to adjust the maximum civil penalty amount at least once every 3 years to reflect any increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The purpose of this adjustment is to ensure that punitive assessments keep up with inflation. If an adjustment is necessary, MMS informs the public through publication in the Federal Register of the new maximum amount. The MMS uses Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines for determining how penalty amounts should be rounded. The MMS published regulations adjusting the civil penalty assessment to $25,000 per violation per day on August 8, 1997 (62 FR 42667); to $30,000 on October 29, 2003 (68 FR 61622); and to $35,000 on February 28, 2007 (72 FR 8897). In August 2009, MMS performed computations to determine if it should increase the current maximum civil penalty amount of $35,000 per violation per day. After running the computations, the MMS determined that the CPI did not increase enough to warrant raising the maximum civil penalty amount at this time. The MMS will monitor the CPI, and when the computations justify raising the maximum civil penalty amount, the MMS will publish a Notice in the Federal Register to notify the public of the increase. Authority: 43 U.S.C. 1350. Dated: January 4, 2010. Chris Oynes, Associate Director for Offshore Energy and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. 2010–119 Filed 1–7–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWY–920000–L143000000–ET0000; WYW 109115] Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; WY AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of the Interior—Land and Minerals PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Management proposes to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6797 for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 6797 withdrew 9,609.74 acres of public mineral estate from location or entry under the United States mining laws (30 U.S.C. Ch.2), to protect the Whiskey Mountain Bighorn Sheep Winter Range in Fremont County. This notice also gives an opportunity to comment on the proposed action and to request a public meeting. DATES: Comments and requests for a public meeting must be received by April 8, 2010. ADDRESSES: Comments and meeting requests should be sent to the BLM Wyoming State Director, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003–1828. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janelle Wrigley, BLM Wyoming State Office, 307–775–6257, or at the above address. The withdrawal created by PLO No. 6797 (55 FR 37878 (1990)) will expire September 13, 2010, unless extended. PLO No. 6797 is incorporated herein by reference. The BLM has filed a petition/ application to extend PLO No. 6797 for an additional 20-year term. The withdrawal was made to protect the bighorn sheep winter range and capital investments on the land described in the PLO at 55 FR 37878 (1990). The area aggregates 9,609.74 acres in Fremont County, Wyoming. The purpose of the proposed extension is to continue the withdrawal created by PLO No. 6797 for an additional 20-year term to protect the Whiskey Mountain Bighorn Sheep Winter Range and capital investments in the area. The use of a right-of-way, interagency, or cooperative agreement would not adequately constrain nondiscretionary uses which could result in the permanent loss of significant values and irreplaceable resources of the range. There are no suitable alternative sites since the lands described herein contain the area that has historically been used as bighorn sheep winter range, due to its physical characteristics, and because of the local weather conditions. No water rights would be needed to fulfill the purpose of the requested withdrawal extension. Records relating to the application may be examined by contacting Janelle Wrigley at the above address or by phone at 307–775–6257 or by contacting the BLM Field Manager, Lander Field Office, 1335 Main Street, Lander, Wyoming 82520 or by phone at 307– 332–8400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 5 / Friday, January 8, 2010 / Notices For a period of 90 days from the date of publication of this notice, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the proposed extension may present their views in writing to the BLM Wyoming State Director at the address noted above. Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BLM Lander Field Office, 1335 Main Street, Lander, Wyoming, during 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 public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Notice is hereby given that one or more public meetings will be held in connection with the proposed withdrawal extension. All interested persons who desire a public meeting for the purpose of being heard on the proposed extension must submit a written request to the BLM Wyoming State Director within 90 days from the date of publication of this notice. A notice of the time and place of any public meetings will be published in the Federal Register and at least one local newspaper at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the meeting. This withdrawal extension petition/ application will be processed in accordance with the regulations set forth in 43 CFR 2310.4. (Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3–1) Michael Madrid, Chief, Branch of Fluid Mineral Operations, Lands and Appraisal. [FR Doc. 2010–93 Filed 1–7–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management pwalker on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES [AK–963–1410–ET; AA–5964, AA–3060, AA– 5934] Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; AK AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:14 Jan 07, 2010 Jkt 220001 SUMMARY: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that proposes to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6884 for an additional 20-year period. This order withdrew approximately 1,855 acres of National Forest System land from surface entry and mining—but not from mineral leasing laws—to protect the recreational values of the Kenai River Recreation Area, the Russian River Campground Area, and the Lower Russian Lake Recreation Area. This notice gives an opportunity to comment on the proposed action and to request a public meeting. DATES: Comments and requests for a public meeting must be received by April 8, 2010. ADDRESSES: Comments and meeting requests should be sent to the Alaska State Director, BLM Alaska State Office, 222 West 7th Avenue, No. 13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ramona Chinn, BLM Alaska State Office, 907–271–3806 or at the address above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The withdrawal, created by PLO No. 6884 (56 FR 49847, (1991)), will expire on October 1, 2011, unless extended. The USDA Forest Service has filed an application to extend the withdrawal for an additional 20-year period to protect the recreational values of the Kenai River Recreation Area, the Russian River Campground Area, and the Lower Russian Lake Recreation Area. This withdrawal comprises approximately 1,855 acres of National Forest System land located in the Chugach National Forest, within Tps. 4 and 5 N., R. 4 W., Seward Meridian, as described in PLO No. 6884, as corrected (56 FR 56275 (1991)). A complete description, along with all other records pertaining to the extension application, can be examined in the BLM Alaska State Office at the address shown above. As extended, the withdrawal would not alter the applicability of those public land laws governing the use of land under lease, license, or permit or governing the disposal of the mineral or vegetative resources other than under the mining laws. The use of a right-of-way or interagency or cooperative agreement would not adequately protect the recreational values of the Kenai River Recreation Area, the Russian River Campground Area, and the Lower Russian Lake Recreation Area. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1077 There are no suitable alternative sites available that could be substituted for the above described public land, since the Kenai River Recreation Area, the Russian River Campground Area, and the Lower Russian Lake Recreation Area are unique. No water rights would be needed to fulfill the purpose of the requested withdrawal extension. Records relating to the application may be found by contacting Ramona Chinn, BLM Alaska State Office at the address above. For a period of 90 days from the date of publication of this notice, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the proposed withdrawal extension may present their views in writing to the BLM Alaska State Director at the address indicated 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. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. Notice is hereby given that an opportunity for a public meeting is afforded in connection with the proposed withdrawal extension. All interested parties who desire a public meeting for the purpose of being heard on the proposed withdrawal must submit a written request to the BLM Alaska State Director within 90 days from the date of publication of this notice. Upon 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 in at least one local newspaper no less than 30 days before the scheduled date of the meeting. The withdrawal extension proposal will be processed in accordance with the regulations set forth in 43 CFR 2310.4 and subject to Section 810 of the E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 5 (Friday, January 8, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLWY-920000-L143000000-ET0000; WYW 109115]


Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for 
Public Meeting; WY

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of the Interior--Land and Minerals 
Management proposes to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) 
No. 6797 for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 6797 withdrew 9,609.74 
acres of public mineral estate from location or entry under the United 
States mining laws (30 U.S.C. Ch.2), to protect the Whiskey Mountain 
Bighorn Sheep Winter Range in Fremont County. This notice also gives an 
opportunity to comment on the proposed action and to request a public 
meeting.

DATES: Comments and requests for a public meeting must be received by 
April 8, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Comments and meeting requests should be sent to the BLM 
Wyoming State Director, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003-1828.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janelle Wrigley, BLM Wyoming State 
Office, 307-775-6257, or at the above address.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The withdrawal created by PLO No. 6797 (55 
FR 37878 (1990)) will expire September 13, 2010, unless extended. PLO 
No. 6797 is incorporated herein by reference. The BLM has filed a 
petition/application to extend PLO No. 6797 for an additional 20-year 
term. The withdrawal was made to protect the bighorn sheep winter range 
and capital investments on the land described in the PLO at 55 FR 37878 
(1990). The area aggregates 9,609.74 acres in Fremont County, Wyoming.
    The purpose of the proposed extension is to continue the withdrawal 
created by PLO No. 6797 for an additional 20-year term to protect the 
Whiskey Mountain Bighorn Sheep Winter Range and capital investments in 
the area.
    The use of a right-of-way, interagency, or cooperative agreement 
would not adequately constrain nondiscretionary uses which could result 
in the permanent loss of significant values and irreplaceable resources 
of the range.
    There are no suitable alternative sites since the lands described 
herein contain the area that has historically been used as bighorn 
sheep winter range, due to its physical characteristics, and because of 
the local weather conditions.
    No water rights would be needed to fulfill the purpose of the 
requested withdrawal extension.
    Records relating to the application may be examined by contacting 
Janelle Wrigley at the above address or by phone at 307-775-6257 or by 
contacting the BLM Field Manager, Lander Field Office, 1335 Main 
Street, Lander, Wyoming 82520 or by phone at 307-332-8400.

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    For a period of 90 days from the date of publication of this 
notice, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or 
objections in connection with the proposed extension may present their 
views in writing to the BLM Wyoming State Director at the address noted 
above. Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, 
will be available for public review at the BLM Lander Field Office, 
1335 Main Street, Lander, Wyoming, during 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 public 
review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
    Notice is hereby given that one or more public meetings will be 
held in connection with the proposed withdrawal extension. All 
interested persons who desire a public meeting for the purpose of being 
heard on the proposed extension must submit a written request to the 
BLM Wyoming State Director within 90 days from the date of publication 
of this notice. A notice of the time and place of any public meetings 
will be published in the Federal Register and at least one local 
newspaper at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the meeting.
    This withdrawal extension petition/application will be processed in 
accordance with the regulations set forth in 43 CFR 2310.4.

(Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3-1)


Michael Madrid,
Chief, Branch of Fluid Mineral Operations, Lands and Appraisal.
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