Notice of Intent To Extend the Public Scoping Period for the Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas Resource Management Plan and Call for Coal Information, 76318-76319 [2013-29964]

Download as PDF 76318 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2013 / Notices methods, including public notices in local newspapers and a notice in the Federal Register (77 FR 26569, May 4, 2012). We held a public meeting to solicit comments on the Draft EIS/EIR on May 30, 2012. We identified and analyzed four alternatives in the Draft EIS/EIR. Following public review of the Draft EIS/EIR, the Service and CDFW, in coordination with PCGID–PID, River Partners, and the design engineers, identified the preferred alternative, which includes installation of traditional riprap on the northwest bank of the Riparian Sanctuary, including a low berm along the gravel bar and a toe trench just off the gravel bar; removal of upstream rock; and site-specific plantings on the Riparian Sanctuary. A notice of availability of the Final EIS/ EIR was published in the Federal Register on March 15, 2013. The record of decision documents our decision to support the implementation of the preferred alternative described in the Final EIS/EIR. We provide this notice under regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (40 CFR 1506.6). Alexandra Pitts, Acting Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region . [FR Doc. 2013–30016 Filed 12–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Dina L. Torres, Land Transfer Resolution Specialist, Division of Lands and Cadastral. [AA–10555, AA–10575, AA–10601; LLAK– 944000–L14100000–HY0000–P] Alaska Native Claims Selections AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2013–29982 Filed 12–16–13; 8:45 am] Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Dec 16, 2013 Jkt 232001 BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision to Koniag, Inc. The decision will approve conveyance of only the surface estate in certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq.). The lands are located on Kodiak Island, Alaska, and aggregate 45.57 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published once a week for four consecutive weeks in the Anchorage Daily News. DATES: Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the SUMMARY: decision may appeal the decision in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4 within the following time limits: 1. Unknown parties, parties unable to be located after reasonable efforts have been expended to locate, parties who fail or refuse to sign their return receipt, and parties who receive a copy of the decision by regular mail which is not certified, return receipt requested, shall have until January 16, 2014 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4 shall be deemed to have waived their rights. Notices of appeal transmitted by electronic means, such as facsimile or email, will not be accepted as timely filed. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The BLM by phone at 907–271–5960 or by email at blm_ak_akso_public_room@ 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 BLM during normal business hours. In addition, the FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the BLM. The BLM will reply during normal business hours. Bureau of Land Management [LLNM004410.L16100000. DO0000.LXSSG0690000] Notice of Intent To Extend the Public Scoping Period for the Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas Resource Management Plan and Call for Coal Information 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is extending the scoping period for the Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas planning area, which was originally initiated on July 26, 2013 (78 FR 45266). The purpose of the ongoing scoping process is to solicit public comments and identify issues. The BLM is also soliciting resource information for coal and other resources in the planning area. DATES: This notice extends the scoping period for the Resource Management Plan (RMP) with an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until January 24, 2014. The date(s) and location(s) of scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days advance through the local media, newspapers and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nm/oktrmp. In order to be included in the Draft EIS, all comments must be received prior to the close of the scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. We 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 Oklahoma/Kansas/Texas RMP by any of the following methods: • Web site: http://www.blm.gov/nm/ oktrmp. • Email: BLM_NM_OKT_RMP@ blm.gov. • Fax: 918- 621–4130; Attention: Laurence Levesque. • Mail: Oklahoma Field Office, BLM, 7906 East 33rd Street, Suite 101, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74145; Attention: Laurence Levesque. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Oklahoma Field Office at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurence Levesque, Planning and Environmental Specialist; telephone 918–621–4136; address 7906 East 33rd Street, Suite 101, Tulsa, OK 74145; email laurence_levesque@blm.gov. Contact Mr. Levesque if you wish to have your name added to our mailing list. 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: This document provides notice that the BLM E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2013 / Notices Oklahoma Field Office, Tulsa, Oklahoma, is extending the scoping period for an RMP with an associated EIS for the Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas planning area. The EIS will also analyze decisions for Indian lands and mineral interests administered by the BIA Eastern Oklahoma and Southern Plans Regional Offices. The BLM will be the lead agency in the RMP/EIS development effort, and the BIA will participate as a cooperating agency and sign a separate Record of Decision for management decisions for Indian lands and mineral interests. For additional information regarding the planning area, issues, and planning criteria, please refer to the original Notice of Intent published on July 26, 2013 (78 FR 45266). You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing to the BLM at any public scoping meeting, or you may submit them to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. To be most helpful, you should submit comments by the close of the 30 day scoping period or within 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. Parties interested in leasing and development of Federal coal in the planning area should provide coal resource data for their area(s) of interest. Specifically, information is requested on the location, quality, and quantity of Federal coal with development potential, and on surface resource values related to the 20 coal unsuitability criteria described in 43 CFR part 3461. This information will be used for any necessary updating of coal screening determination (43 CFR 3420.1–4) in the Decision Area and in the environmental analysis for the RMP. In addition to coal resource data, the BLM seeks resource information and data for other public land values (e.g., air quality, cultural and historic resources, fire/fuels, fisheries, forestry, lands and realty, non-energy minerals and geology, oil and gas, paleontology, rangeland management, recreation, soil, water, and wildlife) in the planning area. The purpose of this request is to assure that the planning effort has sufficient information and data to consider a reasonable range of resource uses, management options, and alternatives for the public lands. The BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the plan in order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns identified. Specialists with expertise in the following disciplines will be involved in the planning process: Minerals and geology, archaeology, wildlife and fisheries, lands and realty, hydrology, soils, VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Dec 16, 2013 Jkt 232001 livestock grazing, recreation, sociology, and economics. Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7, 43 CFR 1610.2 Sheila K. Mallory, Acting State Director, Minerals. [FR Doc. 2013–29964 Filed 12–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLMT921000–12–L13200000–EL0000–P; MTM 106757] Notice of Invitation—Coal Exploration License Application MTM 106757, Montana Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Members of the public are hereby invited to participate with Signal Peak Energy, LLC on a pro rata cost sharing basis in a program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in lands located in Yellowstone and Musselshell Counties, Montana, encompassing 2,039.64 acres. DATES: Any party seeking to participate in this exploration program must send written notice to both the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Signal Peak Energy, LLC as provided in the ADDRESSES section below no later than January 16, 2014 or 10 calendar days after the last publication of this Notice in the Roundup Record Tribune and Winnett Times newspaper, whichever is later. This Notice will be published once a week for 2 consecutive weeks in the Roundup Record Tribune and Winnett Times, Roundup, Montana. Such written notice must refer to serial number MTM 106757. ADDRESSES: The proposed exploration license and plan are available for review from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the public room at the BLM Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, MT. The exploration license application and exploration plan are also available for viewing on the Montana State Office coal Web site at http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/en/prog/ energy/coal.html. A written notice to participate in the exploration licenses should be sent to the State Director, BLM Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, MT 59101–4669 and Signal Peak Energy, LLC, 100 Portal Drive, Roundup, MT 59072. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Drake by telephone at 406–896– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76319 5349 or by email at cdrake@blm.gov; or Connie Schaff by telephone at 406–896– 5060 or by email at cschaff@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 exploration activities will be performed pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, 30 U.S.C. 201(b), and to the regulations at 43 CFR part 3410. The purpose of the exploration program is to gain additional geologic knowledge of the coal underlying the exploration area for the purpose of assessing the coal resources. The exploration program is fully described and will be conducted pursuant to an exploration license and plan approved by the BLM. The exploration plan may be modified to accommodate the legitimate exploration needs of persons seeking to participate. The lands to be explored for coal deposits in exploration license MTM 106757 are described as follows: Principal Meridian, Montana T. 5 N., R. 27 E., Sec. 4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, S1⁄2; T. 6 N., R. 27 E., Sec. 24, NE1⁄4, W1⁄2, NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, and S1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 32, SW1⁄4; Sec. 34, SE1⁄4; T. 6 N., R. 28 E., Sec. 18, lots 1 thru 4, inclusive, E1⁄2, and E1⁄2W1⁄2. Containing 2,039.64 acres. The Federal coal within the lands described for exploration license MTM 106757 is currently unleased for development of Federal coal reserves. Phillip C. Perlewitz, Chief, Branch of Solid Minerals. [FR Doc. 2013–29965 Filed 12–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCA942000 L57000000.BX0000] Filing of Plats of Survey: California Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The plats of survey of lands described below are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 242 (Tuesday, December 17, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Notice of Intent To Extend the Public Scoping Period for the 
Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas Resource Management Plan and Call for Coal 
Information

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Intent.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
(FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is 
extending the scoping period for the Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas 
planning area, which was originally initiated on July 26, 2013 (78 FR 
45266). The purpose of the ongoing scoping process is to solicit public 
comments and identify issues. The BLM is also soliciting resource 
information for coal and other resources in the planning area.

DATES: This notice extends the scoping period for the Resource 
Management Plan (RMP) with an associated Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS). Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until January 24, 
2014. The date(s) and location(s) of scoping meetings will be announced 
at least 15 days advance through the local media, newspapers and the 
BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nm/oktrmp. In order to be included 
in the Draft EIS, all comments must be received prior to the close of 
the scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever 
is later. We 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 Oklahoma/Kansas/Texas RMP by any of the following 
methods:
     Web site: http://www.blm.gov/nm/oktrmp.
     Email: BLM_NM_OKT_RMP@blm.gov.
     Fax: 918- 621-4130; Attention: Laurence Levesque.
     Mail: Oklahoma Field Office, BLM, 7906 East 33rd Street, 
Suite 101, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74145; Attention: Laurence Levesque.
    Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the 
Oklahoma Field Office at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurence Levesque, Planning and 
Environmental Specialist; telephone 918-621-4136; address 7906 East 
33rd Street, Suite 101, Tulsa, OK 74145; email laurence_levesque@blm.gov. Contact Mr. Levesque if you wish to have your name 
added to our mailing list. 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: This document provides notice that the BLM

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Oklahoma Field Office, Tulsa, Oklahoma, is extending the scoping period 
for an RMP with an associated EIS for the Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas 
planning area. The EIS will also analyze decisions for Indian lands and 
mineral interests administered by the BIA Eastern Oklahoma and Southern 
Plans Regional Offices. The BLM will be the lead agency in the RMP/EIS 
development effort, and the BIA will participate as a cooperating 
agency and sign a separate Record of Decision for management decisions 
for Indian lands and mineral interests. For additional information 
regarding the planning area, issues, and planning criteria, please 
refer to the original Notice of Intent published on July 26, 2013 (78 
FR 45266).
    You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing 
to the BLM at any public scoping meeting, or you may submit them to the 
BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. To 
be most helpful, you should submit comments by the close of the 30 day 
scoping period or within 15 days after the last public meeting, 
whichever is later.
    Parties interested in leasing and development of Federal coal in 
the planning area should provide coal resource data for their area(s) 
of interest. Specifically, information is requested on the location, 
quality, and quantity of Federal coal with development potential, and 
on surface resource values related to the 20 coal unsuitability 
criteria described in 43 CFR part 3461. This information will be used 
for any necessary updating of coal screening determination (43 CFR 
3420.1-4) in the Decision Area and in the environmental analysis for 
the RMP. In addition to coal resource data, the BLM seeks resource 
information and data for other public land values (e.g., air quality, 
cultural and historic resources, fire/fuels, fisheries, forestry, lands 
and realty, non-energy minerals and geology, oil and gas, paleontology, 
rangeland management, recreation, soil, water, and wildlife) in the 
planning area. The purpose of this request is to assure that the 
planning effort has sufficient information and data to consider a 
reasonable range of resource uses, management options, and alternatives 
for the public lands.
    The BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the plan 
in order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns 
identified. Specialists with expertise in the following disciplines 
will be involved in the planning process: Minerals and geology, 
archaeology, wildlife and fisheries, lands and realty, hydrology, 
soils, livestock grazing, recreation, sociology, and economics.

    Authority:  40 CFR 1501.7, 43 CFR 1610.2

Sheila K. Mallory,
Acting State Director, Minerals.
[FR Doc. 2013-29964 Filed 12-16-13; 8:45 am]
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