Competitive Processes, Terms, and Conditions for Leasing Public Lands for Solar and Wind Energy Development and Technical Changes and Corrections, 69387 [2014-27639]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 225 / Friday, November 21, 2014 / Proposed Rules (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 901, 40 U.S.C. 3103) [FR Doc. 2014–27629 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management 43 CFR Parts 2800 and 2880 [LLWO301000.L13400000] RIN 1004–AE24 Competitive Processes, Terms, and Conditions for Leasing Public Lands for Solar and Wind Energy Development and Technical Changes and Corrections AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period. On September 30, 2014, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published in the Federal Register with a 60-day comment period a proposed rule, to facilitate responsible solar and wind energy development and to receive fair market value for such development. (79 FR 59021) The proposed rule would promote the use of preferred areas for solar and wind energy development and establish competitive processes, terms, and conditions (including rental and bonding requirements) for solar and wind energy development rights-of-way both inside and outside these preferred areas. The proposed rule would also make technical changes, corrections, and clarifications to existing rights-ofway regulations. Some of these changes would affect all rights-of-way and some provisions would affect particular types of actions, such as transmission lines with a capacity of 100 Kilovolts (kV) or more, or pipelines 10 inches or more in diameter. The BLM received requests to extend the comment period of this proposed rule. In response to these requests, the BLM is extending the comment period for 15 days beyond the end of the initial comment period. As a result of this extension, the comment period will now close on December 16, 2014. DATES: Send your comments on this proposed rule to the BLM on or before December 16, 2014. The BLM need not consider, or include in the administrative record for the final rule, comments that the BLM receives after the close of the comment period or comments delivered to an address other than those listed below (see ADDRESSES). rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:52 Nov 20, 2014 Jkt 235001 Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Director (630), Bureau of Land Management, Mail Stop 2134 LM, 1849 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20240, Attention: 1004–AE24. Personal or messenger delivery: Bureau of Land Management, 20 M Street SE., Room 2134 LM, Attention: Regulatory Affairs, Washington, DC 20003. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions at this Web site. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ray Brady, Bureau of Land Management, at 202–912–7312, for information relating to the BLM’s solar and wind renewable energy programs, or the substance of the proposed rule. For information pertaining to the changes made for any transmission line with a capacity of 100 kV or more, or any pipeline 10 inches or more in diameter you may contact Lucas Lucero at 202–912–7342. For information on procedural matters or the rulemaking process you may contact Jean Sonneman at 202–912–7405. 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 individuals. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Public Comment Procedures If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any one of the several methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. Please make your comments as specific as possible by confining them to issues directly related to the content of the proposed rule, and explain the basis for your comments. The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are: 1. Those supported by quantitative information or studies; and 2. Those that include citations to, and analyses of, the applicable laws and regulations. The BLM is not obligated to consider or include in the Administrative Record for the rule comments received after the close of the comment period (see DATES) or comments delivered to an address other than those listed above (see ADDRESSES). Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the address listed under ADDRESSES during regular hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except holidays. 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Wireless microphones play an important role in enabling broadcasters and other video programming networks to serve consumers, including as they cover breaking news and broadcast live sports events. They enhance event productions in a variety of settings—including theaters and music venues, film studios, conventions, corporate events, houses of worship, and internet webcasts. They also help create high quality content that consumers demand and value. Recent actions by the Commission, and in particular the repurposing of broadcast television band spectrum for wireless services set forth in the Incentive Auction R&O, will significantly alter the regulatory environment in which wireless microphones operate, which necessitates our addressing how to accommodate wireless microphone users in the future. DATES: Comments must be filed on or before January 5, 2015, and reply comments must be filed on or before January 26, 2015. 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[Proposed Rules]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-27639]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

43 CFR Parts 2800 and 2880

[LLWO301000.L13400000]
RIN 1004-AE24


Competitive Processes, Terms, and Conditions for Leasing Public 
Lands for Solar and Wind Energy Development and Technical Changes and 
Corrections

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On September 30, 2014, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 
published in the Federal Register with a 60-day comment period a 
proposed rule, to facilitate responsible solar and wind energy 
development and to receive fair market value for such development. (79 
FR 59021) The proposed rule would promote the use of preferred areas 
for solar and wind energy development and establish competitive 
processes, terms, and conditions (including rental and bonding 
requirements) for solar and wind energy development rights-of-way both 
inside and outside these preferred areas. The proposed rule would also 
make technical changes, corrections, and clarifications to existing 
rights-of-way regulations. Some of these changes would affect all 
rights-of-way and some provisions would affect particular types of 
actions, such as transmission lines with a capacity of 100 Kilovolts 
(kV) or more, or pipelines 10 inches or more in diameter.
    The BLM received requests to extend the comment period of this 
proposed rule. In response to these requests, the BLM is extending the 
comment period for 15 days beyond the end of the initial comment 
period. As a result of this extension, the comment period will now 
close on December 16, 2014.

DATES: Send your comments on this proposed rule to the BLM on or before 
December 16, 2014. The BLM need not consider, or include in the 
administrative record for the final rule, comments that the BLM 
receives after the close of the comment period or comments delivered to 
an address other than those listed below (see ADDRESSES).

ADDRESSES: Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Director (630), 
Bureau of Land Management, Mail Stop 2134 LM, 1849 C St. NW., 
Washington, DC 20240, Attention: 1004-AE24. Personal or messenger 
delivery: Bureau of Land Management, 20 M Street SE., Room 2134 LM, 
Attention: Regulatory Affairs, Washington, DC 20003. Federal 
eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions 
at this Web site.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ray Brady, Bureau of Land Management, 
at 202-912-7312, for information relating to the BLM's solar and wind 
renewable energy programs, or the substance of the proposed rule. For 
information pertaining to the changes made for any transmission line 
with a capacity of 100 kV or more, or any pipeline 10 inches or more in 
diameter you may contact Lucas Lucero at 202-912-7342. For information 
on procedural matters or the rulemaking process you may contact Jean 
Sonneman at 202-912-7405. 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 individuals.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Public Comment Procedures

    If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any one of 
the several methods listed in the ADDRESSES section.
    Please make your comments as specific as possible by confining them 
to issues directly related to the content of the proposed rule, and 
explain the basis for your comments. The comments and recommendations 
that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are:
    1. Those supported by quantitative information or studies; and
    2. Those that include citations to, and analyses of, the applicable 
laws and regulations.
    The BLM is not obligated to consider or include in the 
Administrative Record for the rule comments received after the close of 
the comment period (see DATES) or comments delivered to an address 
other than those listed above (see ADDRESSES).
    Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will 
be available for public review at the address listed under ADDRESSES 
during regular hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.), Monday through Friday, 
except holidays.
    Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that 
your entire comment--including your personal identifying information--
may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask in your 
comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying 
information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Janice M. Schneider,
Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management.
[FR Doc. 2014-27639 Filed 11-20-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-84-P