Public Land Order No. 7768; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6861; Montana, 31977-31978 [2011-13720]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 106 / Thursday, June 2, 2011 / Notices Sec. 7, lots 1 thru 4, inclusive, NE1⁄4, E1⁄2W1⁄2, N1⁄2SE1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4. Containing 4,071.45 acres. The Federal coal within the lands described for exploration license MTM 101668 is currently unleased for development of Federal coal reserves. Phillip C. Perlewitz, Chief, Branch of Solid Minerals. [FR Doc. 2011–13715 Filed 6–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCOF03000 L16100000.DU0000] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Domestic Sheep Grazing Allotments for Term Grazing Permit Renewals in the Southern San Luis Valley, CO Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), La Jara Field Office, La Jara, Colorado, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) related to the potential renewal of domestic sheep grazing permits on 12 allotments and 1 cattle grazing allotment in the southern San Luis Valley. This notice initiates the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues relevant to the EIS. DATES: Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until July 5, 2011. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media, newspapers, and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/ slvplc.html. In order to be included in the Draft EIS, all comments must be received prior to the close of the 30-day scoping period or 30 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. The BLM will provide additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of the Draft EIS. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria related to the project by any of the following methods: • Web site: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/ en/fo/slvplc.html. • E-mail: slvplc_comments@blm.gov. • Fax: 719–655–2502. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:40 Jun 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 • Mail: Saguache Public Lands Office, 46525 Highway 114, Saguache, Colorado 81149, Attention Mark Swinney. Documents pertinent to this proposal are available at the BLM Saguache Public Lands Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Swinney, Project Manager, telephone 719–655–6105; address 46525 Highway 114, Saguache, Colorado 81149; e-mail mswinney@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Term permits on 12 sheep grazing and 1 cattle grazing allotments located in Conejos and Rio Grande Contus either are or will be expiring in the future. Existing permits allow grazing in or adjacent to Rocky Mountain big horn sheep habitat. In connection with the potential renewal of these permits, the BLM is initiating an EIS. The EIS will analyze domestic sheep grazing in or adjacent to Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep habitat and will consider potential mitigation measures that can be implemented in permit renewals for these 13 allotments. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis in the EIS, including alternatives, and guide the process. Preliminary issues identified by BLM personnel; Federal, state, and local agencies; and other stakeholders, include: • Potential disease transmission from the interaction between Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and domestic sheep; • History, distribution, location, and population trends of bighorn sheep herds in the project area; • Protection of Threatened and Endangered and Special Status Species; • Maintaining land health standards; • Desired future conditions of aquatic, riparian, and terrestrial species and communities; and • Protection of cultural resources and archaeological values (prehistoric and historic) of the area. The BLM will utilize and coordinate the NEPA commenting process to satisfy the public involvement process for Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470f) as provided for in 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31977 Native American tribal consultations will be conducted in accordance with policy, and Tribal concerns will be given due consideration, including impacts on Indian trust assets. Federal, State, and local agencies, along with other stakeholders that may be interested or affected by the BLM’s decision on this project, 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. 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: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10. Helen M. Hankins, State Director. [FR Doc. 2011–13718 Filed 6–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLMTB01000–L14300000.ET0000; MTM 79264] Public Land Order No. 7768; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6861; Montana Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public Land Order. AGENCY: This order extends the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 6861 for an additional 20-year period. This extension is necessary to continue protection of Rattler Gulch Limestone Cliffs Area of Critical Environmental Concern for its educational and scientific values. DATES: Effective Date: June 6, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lonna Sandau, BLM Missoula Field Office, 406–329–1093, or Sandra Ward, BLM Montana State Office, 406–896– 5052. SUMMARY: The purpose for which the withdrawal was first made requires this extension to continue protection of the educational and scientific values of the Rattler Gulch Limestone Cliffs Area of Critical SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1 31978 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 106 / Thursday, June 2, 2011 / Notices Environmental Concern. The withdrawal extended by this order will expire on June 5, 2031, unless, as a result of a review conducted prior to the expiration date pursuant to Section 204(f) the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714(f), the Secretary determines that the withdrawal shall be further extended. Order By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714, it is ordered as follows: Public Land Order No. 6861 (56 FR 26035 (1991)), which withdrew 20 acres of public land from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws, including the United States mining laws (30 U.S.C. ch. 2), but not the mineral leasing laws, to protect the Rattler Gulch Limestone Cliffs Area of Critical Environmental Concern, is hereby extended for an additional 20year period until June 5, 2031. Authority: 43 CFR 2310.4. Dated: May 10, 2011. Wilma A. Lewis, Assistant Secretary—Land and Minerals Management. 775–861–6632, or e-mail: Atanda_Clark@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rental and royalty at the rate of $5 per acre or fraction thereof per year and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and has reimbursed the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all of the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the BLM is proposing to reinstate the lease effective February 1, 2011 under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. The BLM has not issued a lease affecting the lands encumbered by the lease to any other interest in the interim. Authority: 43 CFR 3108.2–3(a). [FR Doc. 2011–13720 Filed 6–1–11; 8:45 am] Gary Johnson, Deputy State Director, Minerals Management. BILLING CODE P [FR Doc. 2011–13725 Filed 6–1–11; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P Bureau of Land Management [LLNV9230000 L13100000.FI0000 241A; NVN–086605; 11–08807; MO#4500021013; TAS: 14x1109] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease; NV [LLCON040000–L14300000–EU0000; COC–07446101] Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease. Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification and Conveyance of Public Lands in Garfield County, CO AGENCY: Pursuant to the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2–3(a) and (b), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Bright Sky Energy & Minerals, Inc., for noncompetitive oil and gas lease NVN– 086605 on land in Nye County, Nevada. The petition was timely filed and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the lease terminated under the law. No valid lease has been issued affecting the lands. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Atanda Clark, BLM Nevada State Office, emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:40 Jun 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty Action. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Colorado River Valley Field Office, examined approximately 62.5 acres of public land in Garfield County, Colorado, and found the land suitable for classification for conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act (R&PP). The City of Glenwood Springs proposes to use the land to expand its existing South Canyon Landfill. DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments regarding the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proposed conveyance or classification on or before July 18, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to Steve Bennett, Field Manager, BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office, 2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, Colorado 81652. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carole Huey, Realty Specialist, at the address above or by telephone at (970) 876–9023 or e-mail chuey@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM examined and found the following public land in Garfield County, Colorado, suitable for classification for conveyance to the City of Glenwood Springs under the provisions of the R&PP Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.), and the Taylor Grazing Act, 43 U.S.C. 315(f) (classification) and Executive Order No. 6910: Sixth Principal Meridian T. 6 S., R. 90 W. Sec. 3, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, W1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, and S1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4. The area described contains approximately 62.5 acres in Garfield County. The land is not needed for any Federal purpose. The conveyance is consistent with the BLM Glenwood Springs Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan dated January 1984, which was revised in 1988, and would be in the public interest. In accordance with the R&PP Act, the City of Glenwood Springs filed an R&PP application to develop the above described land as an expansion of its South Canyon Landfill. The City of Glenwood Springs submitted a statement in compliance with the regulations (43 CFR 2741.4(b)) implementing the R&PP Act. The City of Glenwood Springs proposes to use the land to expand its existing landfill. Transferring 62.5 acres under the R&PP Act would allow the City to conform to the State of Colorado’s Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division under Subtitle D. In addition, the City of Glenwood Springs would have full control of surface water on the expanded South Canyon site. The proposed expansion would extend the life of South Canyon Landfill by 20 to 25 years in a cost effective manner. The conveyance, if issued, will be subject to the provisions of the R&PP Act and applicable regulations, including, but not limited to, 43 CFR Part 2743, and will be subject to the E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 106 (Thursday, June 2, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLMTB01000-L14300000.ET0000; MTM 79264]


Public Land Order No. 7768; Extension of Public Land Order No. 
6861; Montana

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Public Land Order.

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SUMMARY: This order extends the withdrawal created by Public Land Order 
No. 6861 for an additional 20-year period. This extension is necessary 
to continue protection of Rattler Gulch Limestone Cliffs Area of 
Critical Environmental Concern for its educational and scientific 
values.

DATES: Effective Date: June 6, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lonna Sandau, BLM Missoula Field 
Office, 406-329-1093, or Sandra Ward, BLM Montana State Office, 406-
896-5052.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose for which the withdrawal was 
first made requires this extension to continue protection of the 
educational and scientific values of the Rattler Gulch Limestone Cliffs 
Area of Critical

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Environmental Concern. The withdrawal extended by this order will 
expire on June 5, 2031, unless, as a result of a review conducted prior 
to the expiration date pursuant to Section 204(f) the Federal Land 
Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714(f), the Secretary 
determines that the withdrawal shall be further extended.

Order

    By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior 
by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 
43 U.S.C. 1714, it is ordered as follows:
    Public Land Order No. 6861 (56 FR 26035 (1991)), which withdrew 20 
acres of public land from settlement, sale, location, or entry under 
the general land laws, including the United States mining laws (30 
U.S.C. ch. 2), but not the mineral leasing laws, to protect the Rattler 
Gulch Limestone Cliffs Area of Critical Environmental Concern, is 
hereby extended for an additional 20-year period until June 5, 2031.

    Authority:  43 CFR 2310.4.

    Dated: May 10, 2011.
Wilma A. Lewis,
Assistant Secretary--Land and Minerals Management.
[FR Doc. 2011-13720 Filed 6-1-11; 8:45 am]
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