Major Portion Prices and Due Date for Additional Royalty Payments on Indian Gas Production in Designated Areas Not Associated With an Index Zone, 22159-22160 [2010-9757]

Download as PDF 22159 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 80 / Tuesday, April 27, 2010 / Notices lands, much of it derived from these energy and mineral development reports. As EMDP projects produce reports with large amounts of raw and processed data, analyses and assays, DEMD requires that deliverable products be provided in digital format, along with printed hard copies. Reports can be provided in either Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Spreadsheet data can be provided in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, or Adobe PDF formats. All vector figures should be converted to PDF format. Raster images can be provided in PDF, JPEG, TIFF, or any of the Windows metafile formats. • Number of Copies. When a tribe prepares a contract for energy and mineral development, it must describe the deliverable products and include a requirement that the products be prepared in standard format (see format description above). 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Products include all reports and technical data obtained during the study such as geophysical data, geochemical analyses, core data, lithologic logs, assay data of samples tested, results of special tests, maps and cross sections, status reports, and the final report. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES J. Requests for Technical Assistance DEMD staff may provide technical consultation (i.e., work directly with tribal staff on a proposed project), provide support documentation and data, provide written language on specialized sections of the proposal, and suggest ways a tribe may obtain other assistance, such as from a company or consultant specializing in a particular area of expertise. However, the tribe is responsible for preparing the executive summary, justification, and scope of work for their proposal. The tribe must notify DEMD in writing that they require assistance, and DEMD will then appoint staff to provide the requested assistance. The tribe’s request must clearly specify the type of technical assistance desired. Requests for technical assistance should be submitted well in advance of the proposal deadline established in the DATES section of this solicitation to allow DEMD staff time to provide the appropriate assistance. DEMD will not accept requests for technical assistance that are received after May 27, 2010. Tribes not seeking technical assistance should also attempt to submit their EMDP proposals well in advance of the deadline to allow DEMD staff time to review the proposals for possible deficiencies and allow time to contact the tribe with requests for revisions to the initial submission. a due date for industry to pay additional royalties based on the major portion prices. This notice provides major portion prices for the 12 months of calendar year 2008. DATES: The due date to pay additional royalties based on the major portion prices is June 28, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Barder, Manager, Team B, Western Audit and Compliance, Minerals Revenue Management; telephone (303) 231–3702; fax number (303) 231–3755; e-mail John.Barder@mms.gov; or Mike Curry, Team B, Western Audit and Compliance, Minerals Revenue Management; telephone (303) 231–3741; fax (303) 231–3755; e-mail Michael.Curry@mms.gov. Mailing address: Minerals Management Service, Minerals Revenue Management, Western Audit and Compliance Management, Team B, P.O. Box 25165, MS 62220B, Denver, Colorado 80225– 0165. On August 10, 1999, MMS published a final rule titled ‘‘Amendments to Gas Valuation Regulations for Indian Leases’’ at 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) (2009). 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 you do not pay the additional royalties by the due date, MMS will bill you late payment interest under 30 CFR 218.54. The interest will accrue from the due date until MMS receives your payment and an amended Form MMS–2014. 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: Dated: April 8, 2010. Larry Echo Hawk, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2010–9663 Filed 4–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4M–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service [Docket No. MMS–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 2008. 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 GAS MAJOR PORTION PRICES ($/MMBTU) FOR DESIGNATED AREAS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH AN INDEX ZONE Jan 2008 MMS–Designated areas Blackfeet Reservation ...................................................................................................... Fort Belknap .................................................................................................................... Fort Berthold .................................................................................................................... Fort Peck Reservation ..................................................................................................... VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:09 Apr 26, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6.18 6.40 7.28 9.05 E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM Feb 2008 7.00 6.65 7.84 9.72 27APN1 Mar 2008 7.50 6.87 8.76 10.41 Apr 2008 8.28 6.97 9.48 10.94 22160 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 80 / Tuesday, April 27, 2010 / Notices GAS MAJOR PORTION PRICES ($/MMBTU) FOR DESIGNATED AREAS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH AN INDEX ZONE—Continued Jan 2008 MMS–Designated areas Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation ......................................................... Rocky Boys Reservation ................................................................................................. Ute Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation ................................................ 7.04 5.81 5.74 May 2008 MMS–Designated areas 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 ................................................ 8.94 7.20 10.69 12.21 9.54 8.18 8.53 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 ................................................ Dated: April 2, 2010. Gregory J. Gould, Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management. [FR Doc. 2010–9757 Filed 4–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–NCTC–2009–N285; ABC–92/ 97300–1661–0029] National Conservation Training Center Logo mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce our adoption of a representation logo for the Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center (NCTC, Center) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. 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Examples of approved uses by outside groups could include, but are not limited to, stationery, PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7.74 6.38 6.80 Jun 2008 Sep 2008 MMS–Designated areas 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. Feb 2008 9.79 7.54 11.62 12.25 10.40 9.28 8.46 Oct 2008 6.65 2.63 6.19 8.94 6.27 4.66 1.53 5.58 6.18 5.92 7.21 4.50 4.41 2.98 Mar 2008 8.35 7.00 7.46 Jul 2008 10.95 7.54 10.36 13.35 11.49 7.95 8.72 Nov 2008 5.23 6.13 5.69 6.15 3.44 4.13 2.50 Apr 2008 8.77 7.41 7.66 Aug 2008 8.39 7.54 7.63 10.31 7.82 5.70 6.57 Dec 2008 5.00 5.99 5.54 5.46 5.09 3.91 4.33 calendars and postcards, clothing, and coffee mugs. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 80 (Tuesday, April 27, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22159-22160]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-9757]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service

[Docket No. MMS-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 2008.

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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 royalties based on the major portion prices. 
This notice provides major portion prices for the 12 months of calendar 
year 2008.

DATES: The due date to pay additional royalties based on the major 
portion prices is June 28, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Barder, Manager, Team B, Western 
Audit and Compliance, Minerals Revenue Management; telephone (303) 231-
3702; fax number (303) 231-3755; e-mail John.Barder@mms.gov; or Mike 
Curry, Team B, Western Audit and Compliance, Minerals Revenue 
Management; telephone (303) 231-3741; fax (303) 231-3755; e-mail 
Michael.Curry@mms.gov. Mailing address: Minerals Management Service, 
Minerals Revenue Management, Western Audit and Compliance Management, 
Team B, P.O. Box 25165, MS 62220B, Denver, Colorado 80225-0165.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 10, 1999, MMS published a final 
rule titled ``Amendments to Gas Valuation Regulations for Indian 
Leases'' at 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) (2009). 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 you do not pay the additional 
royalties by the due date, MMS will bill you late payment interest 
under 30 CFR 218.54. The interest will accrue from the due date until 
MMS receives your payment and an amended Form MMS-2014. 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  2008    Feb  2008    Mar  2008    Apr  2008
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Blackfeet Reservation.......................................         6.18         7.00         7.50         8.28
Fort Belknap................................................         6.40         6.65         6.87         6.97
Fort Berthold...............................................         7.28         7.84         8.76         9.48
Fort Peck Reservation.......................................         9.05         9.72        10.41        10.94

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Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation............         7.04         7.74         8.35         8.77
Rocky Boys Reservation......................................         5.81         6.38         7.00         7.41
Ute Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.......         5.74         6.80         7.46         7.66
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                    MMS-Designated areas                       May  2008    Jun  2008    Jul  2008    Aug  2008
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Blackfeet Reservation.......................................         8.94         9.79        10.95         8.39
Fort Belknap................................................         7.20         7.54         7.54         7.54
Fort Berthold...............................................        10.69        11.62        10.36         7.63
Fort Peck Reservation.......................................        12.21        12.25        13.35        10.31
Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation............         9.54        10.40        11.49         7.82
Rocky Boys Reservation......................................         8.18         9.28         7.95         5.70
Ute Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.......         8.53         8.46         8.72         6.57
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                    MMS-Designated areas                       Sep  2008    Oct  2008    Nov  2008    Dec  2008
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Blackfeet Reservation.......................................         6.65         5.58         5.23         5.00
Fort Belknap................................................         2.63         6.18         6.13         5.99
Fort Berthold...............................................         6.19         5.92         5.69         5.54
Fort Peck Reservation.......................................         8.94         7.21         6.15         5.46
Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation............         6.27         4.50         3.44         5.09
Rocky Boys Reservation......................................         4.66         4.41         4.13         3.91
Ute Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.......         1.53         2.98         2.50         4.33
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    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: April 2, 2010.
Gregory J. Gould,
Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management.
[FR Doc. 2010-9757 Filed 4-26-10; 8:45 am]
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