Application for Conveyance of Federally Owned Mineral Interests in Doña Ana County, NM, 75586-75587 [2014-29690]

Download as PDF 75586 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 243 / Thursday, December 18, 2014 / Notices Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 807, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); (703) 648–7195 (fax); or gs-info_collections@usgs.gov (email). Please reference ‘OMB Information Collection 1028—NEW: The National Map Corps’ in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth McCartney at (573) 308–3696 or emccartney@usgs.gov. You may also find information about this ICR at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has historically sponsored volunteer data collection projects to enhance its topographic paper and digital map products, but these activities were suspended in 2006 due to budget concerns. 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Before including your personal mailing address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 your personally identifiable information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask the OMB in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. Kari J. Craun, Director, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center. [FR Doc. 2014–29639 Filed 12–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNML00000 L54400000.EU0000 LVCLG13G5160 13XL5017AR] Application for Conveyance of Federally Owned Mineral Interests in ˜ Dona Ana County, NM Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. AGENCY: On August 1, 2014, the City of Las Cruces (the City) submitted an application to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the conveyance of the federally owned mineral interests in the 125-acre parcel of land described in this notice. DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments to the BLM at the address listed below on or before February 2, 2015. ADDRESSES: Bureau of Land Management, Las Cruces District Office, 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, NM 88005. Detailed information concerning this action is available for review at this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony Hom, Realty Specialist, at the address above, or by telephone at 575– 525–4331, or email to ahom@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 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 BLM is processing the City’s application under section 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), 43 U.S.C. 1719(b), to convey the federally owned mineral interests for ˜ 125 acres of public land located in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, to the prospective surface owner, the City. In SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 243 / Thursday, December 18, 2014 / Notices a separate transaction, the City is also proposing to obtain a conveyance of the surface interest from the BLM. The City has been leasing 80 acres of this public land and using it as a landfill under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, as amended. The Notice of Realty Action for the surface-interest conveyance published in the Federal Register on November 12, 2014 (79 FR 67186). The case file number is NMNM 133158. The parcel of land referred to in this notice consists of 125 acres of land ˜ situated in Dona Ana County, and is described as follows: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES New Mexico Principal Meridian, New Mexico T. 23 S., R. 2 E., SEC. 11, W1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, NW1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4NW1⁄4. The area described contains 125 acres. Under certain conditions, Section 209(b) of FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1719(b) authorizes the sale and conveyance of the federally owned mineral interest in land to the surface owner when the surface interest is not federally owned. The objective is to allow consolidation of the surface and mineral interests when either one of the following conditions exist: (1) There are no known mineral values in the land; or (2) Where continued Federal ownership of the mineral interests interferes with or precludes appropriate non-mineral development and such development is a more beneficial use of the land than mineral development. The lands were segregated from operation of the public land laws, including the general mining law, subject to valid existing rights, when the BLM published the Notice of Realty Action pertaining to the application for conveyance of the land for landfill use under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act. The application is being processed to determine if either one of the two specific FLPMA section 209 conditions exists and, if so, to otherwise comply with the procedural requirements of 43 CFR part 2720 and Section 209 of the FLPMA. The segregative effect of the previously published Notice of Realty Action shall terminate: (1) Upon issuance of a patent or other document of conveyance as to such mineral interests; (2) Upon final rejection of the application; or (3) Two years (August 1, 2016) after the date of filing of the application, whichever occurs first. Comments: Your comments are invited. Please submit all comments in writing to Anthony Hom at the address listed above. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Dec 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 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. Authority: 43 CFR 2720.1–1(b). Aden L. Seidlitz, Associate State Director. [FR Doc. 2014–29690 Filed 12–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service [LLOR930000.L51010000.ER0000. LVRWH09H0320.14XL5017AP; HAG14– 0178] Notice of Availability of the Jordan Cove Energy and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Projects Draft Environmental Impact Statement and the Draft Associated Land Management Plan Amendments Bureau of Land Management, Interior; Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended; the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended; and the National Forest Management Act of 1976, as amended (NFMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) have participated as Cooperating Agencies with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the preparation of the Jordan Cove Energy and Pacific Connector Pipeline (PCGP) Projects Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Draft EIS addresses the impacts of these projects, the associated draft Land Management Plan (LMP) amendments of the BLM and the USFS, and the application to the BLM for a Right-of-Way Grant sought by Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline LP for the PCGP project. With this agency-specific Notice of Availability, the BLM and the USFS are announcing the opening of the FERC comment period. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75587 To ensure that comments will be considered, the FERC must receive written comments on the draft Jordan Cove Energy and PCGP Projects Draft EIS within 90 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency published its Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register, which occurred on November 17, 2014. The FERC will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public involvement activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Jordan Cove Energy and PCGP Projects Draft EIS by any of the following methods: Web site: www.ferc.gov under the Documents and Filings link. The eComment tool is limited to text-only comments on the project. The eFiling tool allows users to submit files in a variety of formats. First-time users of eFiling must first create an account using eRegister. Mail: Kimberley D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426 Your comments must reference the FERC Docket number(s) (Jordan Cove Energy Project, L.P., Docket No. CP13– 483–000 and/or Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Project, L.P., Docket No. CP13– 492–000) to be correctly attributed to this specific project. Copies of the Jordan Cove Energy and PCGP Projects Draft EIS are available for inspection in the BLM district offices and the offices of the Forest Supervisors listed under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information about the projects is available from the FERC’s Office of External Affairs at 866–208– FERC (3372), or on the FERC Web site (www.ferc.gov). On the FERC Web site, go to Documents and Filings and click on the eLibrary link. Then click on ‘‘General Search’’ and enter the docket number, excluding the last three digits in the field (i.e., CP13–492). For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or toll free at 866–208–3676, or for TTY, contact 202–502–8659. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of formal documents issues by the FERC such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This NOA is specific to the BLM and the USFS and provides notice that these agencies have participated as cooperating agencies with FERC in the preparation of the Jordan Cove Energy and PCGP Projects DATES: E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 243 (Thursday, December 18, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-29690]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNML00000 L54400000.EU0000 LVCLG13G5160 13XL5017AR]


Application for Conveyance of Federally Owned Mineral Interests 
in Do[ntilde]a Ana County, NM

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of realty action.

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SUMMARY: On August 1, 2014, the City of Las Cruces (the City) submitted 
an application to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the 
conveyance of the federally owned mineral interests in the 125-acre 
parcel of land described in this notice.

DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments to the BLM at the 
address listed below on or before February 2, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Bureau of Land Management, Las Cruces District Office, 1800 
Marquess Street, Las Cruces, NM 88005. Detailed information concerning 
this action is available for review at this address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony Hom, Realty Specialist, at the 
address above, or by telephone at 575-525-4331, or email to 
ahom@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 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 BLM is processing the City's application 
under section 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
(FLPMA), 43 U.S.C. 1719(b), to convey the federally owned mineral 
interests for 125 acres of public land located in Do[ntilde]a Ana 
County, New Mexico, to the prospective surface owner, the City. In

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a separate transaction, the City is also proposing to obtain a 
conveyance of the surface interest from the BLM. The City has been 
leasing 80 acres of this public land and using it as a landfill under 
the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, as amended. 
The Notice of Realty Action for the surface-interest conveyance 
published in the Federal Register on November 12, 2014 (79 FR 67186). 
The case file number is NMNM 133158.
    The parcel of land referred to in this notice consists of 125 acres 
of land situated in Do[ntilde]a Ana County, and is described as 
follows:

New Mexico Principal Meridian, New Mexico

T. 23 S., R. 2 E.,
SEC. 11, W\1/2\NW\1/4\NW\1/4\NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, W\1/2\SW\1/4\NW\1/
4\NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, N\1/2\NW\1/4\, N\1/2\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, NW\1/4\SW\1/
4\SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, N\1/2\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\.

    The area described contains 125 acres.

Under certain conditions, Section 209(b) of FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1719(b) 
authorizes the sale and conveyance of the federally owned mineral 
interest in land to the surface owner when the surface interest is not 
federally owned. The objective is to allow consolidation of the surface 
and mineral interests when either one of the following conditions 
exist: (1) There are no known mineral values in the land; or (2) Where 
continued Federal ownership of the mineral interests interferes with or 
precludes appropriate non-mineral development and such development is a 
more beneficial use of the land than mineral development.
    The lands were segregated from operation of the public land laws, 
including the general mining law, subject to valid existing rights, 
when the BLM published the Notice of Realty Action pertaining to the 
application for conveyance of the land for landfill use under the 
Recreation and Public Purposes Act. The application is being processed 
to determine if either one of the two specific FLPMA section 209 
conditions exists and, if so, to otherwise comply with the procedural 
requirements of 43 CFR part 2720 and Section 209 of the FLPMA. The 
segregative effect of the previously published Notice of Realty Action 
shall terminate: (1) Upon issuance of a patent or other document of 
conveyance as to such mineral interests; (2) Upon final rejection of 
the application; or (3) Two years (August 1, 2016) after the date of 
filing of the application, whichever occurs first.
    Comments: Your comments are invited. Please submit all comments in 
writing to Anthony Hom at the address listed above.
    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.

    Authority: 43 CFR 2720.1-1(b).

Aden L. Seidlitz,
Associate State Director.
[FR Doc. 2014-29690 Filed 12-17-14; 8:45 am]
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