Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale (NOS) for Central Gulf of Mexico Planning Area (CPA) Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 227 (CPA Sale 227), 59223-59224 [2012-23689]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 26, 2012 / Notices a matter of public record. Before including your address, phone number, email 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. Dated: September 18, 2012. Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2012–23674 Filed 9–25–12; 8:45 am] 7. Adjourn Meeting. The meeting is open to the public and will have time allotted for public testimony. Public comments will be heard at the beginning of the meeting and will be limited to 5 minutes per person. Before including your address, telephone number, email 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. Debbie Conway, Superintendent, Fort Stanwix National Monument and Designated Federal Official for the Commission. BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [FR Doc. 2012–23692 Filed 9–25–12; 8:45 am] National Park Service BILLING CODE 4310–D2–P [NPS–NER–NIFA–11324: 4533–685] Notice of Niagara Falls National Heritage Area Commission Meeting Closure DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting closure. Extension of Post-Sale Evaluation Period for Consolidated Central Gulf of Mexico Planning Area Lease Sale 216/ 222 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management AGENCY: Notice is hereby given for the partial closure of the September 26, 2012, meeting of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area Commission. The federally appointed Commission serves as the guiding body for Niagara Falls National Heritage Area. DATES: The Commission will meet on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern). ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at Niagara University’s Bisgrove Hall, Room 250. The University is located at 5795 Lewiston Road, Niagara University, New York 14109. Parking is limited on campus but readily available in the eastern lots of the Power Vista. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON MEETING CONTACT: Debbie Conway, Superintendent, Fort Stanwix National Monument, 112 East Park St., Rome, New York 13440; telephone (315) 336– 3113. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Proposed SRC Meeting Agenda The proposed meeting agenda includes the following: 1. Public Comments. 2. Executive Session. 3. Review of August 29, 2012 Minutes. 4. Committee Reports. 5. Project Updates. 6. Presentation by Lewiston Web Solutions. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Sep 25, 2012 Jkt 226001 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior. ACTION: Notice to extend post-sale evaluation period. AGENCY: This notice extends through October 18, 2012, the post-sale evaluation period for Consolidated Central Gulf of Mexico Planning Area Lease Sale 216/222. BOEM will complete the evaluation process for all bids received in this sale by October 18, 2012. This action is necessary due to the temporary closure of the BOEM Regional Office building in New Orleans and other effects of the recent hurricane impacting the region. DATES: The post-sale evaluation period for this sale will conclude on October 18, 2012. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In connection with the Consolidated Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 216/ 222, held June 20, 2012, BOEM received 593 bids on 454 tracts. On July 10, 2012, the high bids on 63 tracts were accepted and bids on another 391 tracts were passed to Phase 2 of the post-sale evaluation period for detailed evaluation. As of September 14, 2012, BOEM had completed the evaluation and deemed acceptable the high bids offered on 203 of the tracts passed to Phase 2. BOEM is continuing the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59223 evaluation process of bids for the remaining 188 tracts. On August 27, 2012, BOEM personnel reported to work to carry out activities outlined in the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Gulf of Mexico Region Emergency/Hurricane Preparedness Plan. Upon completion of the tasks, the Gulf of Mexico Regional Office building in New Orleans was closed at 3:00 p.m. local time. Many BOEM employees and their families evacuated the area ahead of the storm. On August 29, 2012, Hurricane Isaac made landfall along the northern Gulf Coast, just south of the New Orleans metropolitan area. Heavy rainfall and high winds caused flooding and damage to homes, businesses, and properties in the area. The New Orleans area experienced widespread power outages that affected nearly every resident. BOEM’s Regional Office building in New Orleans received minor water damage to office space on 4 floors in the building, including offices occupied by key personnel directly involved in the post-sale evaluation process. As a result of these extraordinary circumstances, BOEM requires additional time to complete the bid review process, originally scheduled to conclude within 90 days following the Sale 216/222 sale date, that is, by September 18, 2012. Under the provisions of 30 CFR 556.47(e)(2), BOEM is extending the bid evaluation period until October 18, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cooke, Regional Supervisor, Office of Resource Evaluation, Gulf of Mexico Region, telephone 504–736– 2710. Dated: September 18, 2012. Walter D. Cruickshank, Deputy Director, Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management. [FR Doc. 2012–23678 Filed 9–25–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale (NOS) for Central Gulf of Mexico Planning Area (CPA) Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 227 (CPA Sale 227) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of CPA Sale 227. AGENCY: BOEM announces the availability of the Proposed NOS for SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 59224 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 26, 2012 / Notices proposed CPA Sale 227. This Notice is published pursuant to 30 CFR 556.29(c) as a matter of information to the public. With regard to oil and gas leasing on the OCS, the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to Section 19 of the OCS Lands Act, provides affected States the opportunity to review the Proposed NOS. The Proposed NOS sets forth the proposed terms and conditions of the sale, including minimum bids, royalty rates, and rentals. DATES: Affected States may comment on the size, timing, and location of proposed CPA Sale 227 within 60 days following their receipt of the Proposed NOS. The Final NOS will be published in the Federal Register at least 30 days prior to the date of bid opening. Bid opening is currently scheduled for March 20, 2013. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Proposed NOS for CPA Sale 227 and a ‘‘Proposed Notice of Sale Package’’ containing information essential to potential bidders may be obtained from the Public Information Unit, Gulf of Mexico Region, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394. Telephone: (504) 736– 2519. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Dixon, Leasing Division Chief, Donna.Dixon@boem.gov. Dated: September 18, 2012. Tommy P. Beaudreau, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. [FR Doc. 2012–23689 Filed 9–24–12; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Management Information and Reporting System; Extension With Revisions Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [44 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Sep 25, 2012 Jkt 226001 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data about the WIA Management Information and Reporting System (OMB Control No. 1205–0420, expiring 12/31/2012). This reporting system contains the individual record files on the WIA Adult, Dislocated Worker, Youth, and National Emergency Grant programs, the quarterly and annual reports on those programs (ETA 9090 and ETA 9091), as well as the customer satisfaction survey information reported by statutory measure States. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before November 26, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Karen Staha, Office of Policy Development and Research, Room N– 5641, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–693–2917 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877– 889–5627 (TTY/TDD). Fax: 202–693– 2766. Email: Staha.Karen@dol.gov. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The accuracy, reliability, and comparability of program reports submitted by states using Federal funds are fundamental elements of good public administration, and are necessary tools for maintaining and demonstrating system integrity. The use of a standard set of data elements, definitions, and specifications at all levels of the workforce system helps improve the quality of performance information that is received by the Department. The common performance measures are an integral part of the Employment and Training Administration’s (ETA) performance accountability system, and ETA will continue to collect from grantees the data on program activities, participants, and outcomes that are necessary for program management and to convey full and accurate information PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 on the performance of workforce programs to policymakers and stakeholders. There are three sets of changes that are being requested in the extension with revisions to the WIA Management Information and Reporting System. The first are changes to the Workforce Investment Act Standardized Record Data (WIASRD). The second are changes to the quarterly reports (ETA 9090), and the third are changes to the annual report (ETA 9091). ETA is seeking to make two fundamental changes to the WIASRD. The first is to collect the information quarterly as opposed to annually. This quarterly collection was approved under 1205–0474; however, ETA is seeking to consolidate that collection into this collection as it contains the annual WIASRD. The aggregate American Recovery and Reinvestment Act monthly reports and the quarterly WIASRD collections were approved in 2009 and expired on 1/31/2012. The annual WIASRD collection will no longer be required as it is identical to the 4th quarter WIASRD file. Currently, ETA has separate approvals to collect the quarterly and annual WIASRD files even though the 4th quarter file is the same data file as the annual WIASRD. The second change to the WIASRD is the structure of the file. ETA is requesting permission to modify the WIASRD layout so as to make it completely compatible with the Workforce Investment Streamlined Reporting (WISPR) System individual record layout. The modified WIASRD layout will utilize the exact same variable definitions and data structures as the WISPR individual record layout rendering full scale WISPR implementation much more straightforward and less costly, should that occur at some point in the future. WISPR compatibility also has the advantage of collecting the veterans information necessary for reporting on priority of service for veterans, as well as for monitoring the performance of the Gold Card Initiative, TAP services, and post-9/11 veterans served under WIA. II. Review Focus The Department is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 187 (Wednesday, September 26, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-23689]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management


Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale (NOS) for 
Central Gulf of Mexico Planning Area (CPA) Outer Continental Shelf 
(OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 227 (CPA Sale 227)

AGENCY: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of CPA Sale 227.

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SUMMARY: BOEM announces the availability of the Proposed NOS for

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proposed CPA Sale 227. This Notice is published pursuant to 30 CFR 
556.29(c) as a matter of information to the public. With regard to oil 
and gas leasing on the OCS, the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to 
Section 19 of the OCS Lands Act, provides affected States the 
opportunity to review the Proposed NOS. The Proposed NOS sets forth the 
proposed terms and conditions of the sale, including minimum bids, 
royalty rates, and rentals.

DATES: Affected States may comment on the size, timing, and location of 
proposed CPA Sale 227 within 60 days following their receipt of the 
Proposed NOS. The Final NOS will be published in the Federal Register 
at least 30 days prior to the date of bid opening. Bid opening is 
currently scheduled for March 20, 2013.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Proposed NOS for CPA Sale 227 and a 
``Proposed Notice of Sale Package'' containing information essential to 
potential bidders may be obtained from the Public Information Unit, 
Gulf of Mexico Region, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 1201 Elmwood 
Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123-2394. Telephone: (504) 
736-2519.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Dixon, Leasing Division Chief, 
Donna.Dixon@boem.gov.

    Dated: September 18, 2012.
Tommy P. Beaudreau,
Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
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