Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease: North Dakota, 49335-49336 [2014-19733]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 161 / Wednesday, August 20, 2014 / Notices Dated: August 12, 2014. Seth Mott, Acting Science Advisor to the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2014–19761 Filed 8–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX14BA030AD0100] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of a revision of a currently approved information collection (1028–0078). We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2014. DATES: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive them on or before October 20, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 807, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); (703) 648–7197 (fax); or gs-info_collections@usgs.gov (email). Please reference Information Collection 1028–0078, North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP) in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael J. Adams at U.S. Geological Survey, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, 3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97330 (mail); (541) 750–1069 (fax); or mjadams@usgs.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract This information collection pertains to volunteers who contribute their time to conduct frog call surveys at assigned survey routes for the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program. Volunteers use an on-line data entry system to submit data. This information is used by Agencies and organizations at VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Aug 19, 2014 Jkt 232001 the state, federal and local levels. The information constitutes monitoring of amphibian populations, providing systematically collected information to enable managers in natural resource decision making. Responses are voluntary. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–0078. Form Number: Various if many different forms or screen shots, otherwise provide the form number. Title: North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP) Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: General Public; individual households. Respondent’s Obligation: None. Participation is voluntary. Frequency of Collection: 3 times per year. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 1600. Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours per response. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 4800. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: The ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burden associated with this IC is primarily vehicle mileage; calculated at the federal standard rate of 0.56 cents per mile times the approximate distance of a survey route (15 miles). The total estimate is $8.40 per survey. Any new participants will also need to purchase a thermometer to record air temperature at $15 each. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number and current expiration date. III. Request for Comments We are soliciting comments as to: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) how to minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including your personal mailing address, phone number, email address, PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49335 or other personally identifiable information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personally identifiable information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personally identifiable information from public view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: August 13, 2014. William Lellis, Deputy Associate Director for Ecosystems. [FR Doc. 2014–19727 Filed 8–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLMT922200–14–L13100000–FI0000–P; NDM 94466] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease: North Dakota Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Per the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, Bakken Hunter LLC, Baytex Energy USA Ltd. and Williston Hunter Inc. timely filed a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease NDM 94466, Divide County, North Dakota. The lessees paid the required rentals accruing from the date of termination. No leases were issued that affect these lands. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary A. Mack, Acting Chief, Fluids Adjudication Section, Bureau of Land Management Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101–4669, 406–896–5090, mmack@ 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 lessees agree to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $10 per acre, or fraction thereof, per year, and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessees agree to additional or amended stipulations. The lessees paid the $500 administration fee for the reinstatement SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 49336 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 161 / Wednesday, August 20, 2014 / Notices of the lease and $159 cost for publishing this Notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Section 31 (d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920. We are proposing to reinstate the lease, effective the date of termination subject to the: • Original terms and conditions of the lease; • Additional and amended stipulations; • Increased rental of $10 per acre; • Increased royalty of 162⁄3 percent; and • $159 cost of publishing this Notice. Mary A. Mack, Acting Chief, Fluids Adjudication Section. [FR Doc. 2014–19733 Filed 8–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [12X L5017AR LLUTC010000–L54400000– EQ0000–LVCLJ12J460; UTU–089300] Notice of Intent To Amend the Cedar Beaver Garfield Antimony Resource Management Plan for the Cedar City Field Office, Cedar City, UT and Prepare an Associated Environmental Assessment; and Notice of Realty Action for the Proposed Sale of Public Land in Beaver County, UT Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent and Notice of Realty Action. AGENCY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cedar City Field Office, Cedar City, Utah, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendment with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. One parcel of public land in Beaver County, Utah, and the associated mineral estate of no known value, is being considered for disposal by direct sale under the provisions of FLPMA Sections 203 and 209. DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the RMP amendment and associated EA and segregates the parcel from operation of the public land laws as described below. Comments on issues may be submitted emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Aug 19, 2014 Jkt 232001 in writing until October 6, 2014. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 30 days in advance through local media, newspapers and the BLM Web site at: https://www.ut.blm.gov/enbb/ index.php. In order to be considered in the EA, all comments must be received prior to the close of the scoping period. Additional opportunities for public participation will be provided upon publication of the EA, and publication of a subsequent Notice of Realty Action for the direct sale if a decision is made to complete the sale. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the RMP amendment and proposed sale by any of the following methods: • Web site: https://www.ut.blm.gov/ enbb/index.php • Email: blm_ut_cc_comments@ blm.gov • Fax: 435–865–3058 • Mail: Bureau of Land Management, Cedar City Field Office, 176 East DL Sargent Drive, Cedar City, Utah 84721, ATTN: Karen McAdams-Kunze Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Cedar City Field Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have your name added to our mailing list, contact Karen McAdams-Kunze, telephone 435– 865–3073; address Bureau of Land Management, Cedar City Field Office, 176 East DL Sargent Drive, Cedar City, Utah 84721; email kkunze@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 leave a message or question for the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The RMP amendment and associated EA will determine whether a parcel of surveyed public land located north of Milford, in Beaver County, Utah, is suitable for disposal by sale. The parcel comprises the subject of the RMP amendment and is described as: Salt Lake Meridian, Utah T. 27 S., R. 10 W., Sec. 7, SE1/4SW1/4SE1/4SE1/4SW1/4 and S1/2SE1/4SE1/4SE1/4SW1/4; Sec. 18, N1/2NE1/4NE1/4NW1/4, NE1/ 4SE1/4NE1/4NE1/4NW1/4, and SE1/ 4NE1/4NW1/4NE1/4NW1/4. Areas described aggregate 8.125 acres. Under Section 203 of the FLPMA, as amended (43 U.S.C 1713), if a parcel of public land is found suitable for disposal, then it may be offered for sale PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 at the appraised fair market value. Under Section 209 of the FLPMA, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1719), and regulations implementing this section at 43 CFR Part 2720, the BLM may dispose of the associated mineral estate of no known value to the proposed owner or owner of record of the surface estate for the parcel of public land. The parcel is proposed for direct sale to the adjacent landowners, Kent and Alice Smith, to resolve unauthorized uses, including a portion of their primary residence and other structures. The parcel represents the smallest legal subdivision that would wholly encompass all improvements and the debris remaining from the Smith’s former hauling and salvage operation. In accordance with 43 CFR 2710.0– 6(c)(3)(iii) and 43 CFR 2711.3–3(a), direct sale procedures are appropriate to resolve inadvertent, unauthorized occupancy of the land or to protect existing equities in the land. The sale, if completed, would protect the improvements involved and resolve the inadvertent encroachment. Conveyance of the identified public land would be subject to valid existing rights and encumbrances of record. The lands identified for sale are considered to have no known mineral value based on a mineral potential report conducted by the BLM. The proposed sale would include both the surface interests and the mineral interest of the United States. The patent would include an appropriate indemnification clause protecting the United States from claims arising out of the patentee’s use occupancy or occupations on the patented lands. On August 20, 2014, the abovedescribed land will be segregated from appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, except the sale provisions of the FLPMA. Until completion of the sale, the BLM is no longer accepting land use applications affecting the identified public land, except applications for the amendment of previously-filed right-of-way applications or existing authorizations to increase the term of the grants in accordance with 43 CFR 2807.15 and 2886.15. The segregative effect will terminate upon issuance of a patent, publication in the Federal Register of a termination of the segregation, or August 19, 2016, unless extended by the BLM Utah State Director in accordance with 43 CFR 2711.1–2(d) prior to the termination date. The proposed sale action would require amendment of the Cedar Beaver Garfield Antimony RMP, approved in 1986. By this notice, the BLM is complying with requirements in 43 CFR E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 161 (Wednesday, August 20, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49335-49336]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19733]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLMT922200-14-L13100000-FI0000-P; NDM 94466]


Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease: 
North Dakota

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Per the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, Bakken Hunter LLC, Baytex 
Energy USA Ltd. and Williston Hunter Inc. timely filed a petition for 
reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease NDM 94466, Divide 
County, North Dakota. The lessees paid the required rentals accruing 
from the date of termination.
    No leases were issued that affect these lands.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary A. Mack, Acting Chief, Fluids 
Adjudication Section, Bureau of Land Management Montana State Office, 
5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101-4669, 406-896-5090, 
mmack@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 lessees agree to new lease terms for 
rentals and royalties of $10 per acre, or fraction thereof, per year, 
and 16\2/3\ percent, respectively. The lessees agree to additional or 
amended stipulations. The lessees paid the $500 administration fee for 
the reinstatement

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of the lease and $159 cost for publishing this Notice.
    The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per 
Section 31 (d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920. We are 
proposing to reinstate the lease, effective the date of termination 
subject to the:
     Original terms and conditions of the lease;
     Additional and amended stipulations;
     Increased rental of $10 per acre;
     Increased royalty of 16\2/3\ percent; and
     $159 cost of publishing this Notice.

Mary A. Mack,
Acting Chief, Fluids Adjudication Section.
[FR Doc. 2014-19733 Filed 8-19-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-DN-P