Notice of National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2015 and Notice of Availability of the Detailed Statement of Sale for Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2015 in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, 58502 [2015-24671]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 58502 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 188 / Tuesday, September 29, 2015 / Notices existing tailings storage facility, and a new borrow area. NMC would continue to employ the existing workforce of approximately 500 employees for the construction, operation, reclamation, and closure of the proposed project expansion, which is anticipated to extend the mine life by approximately another 23 years from 2040 to 2063. The proposed Project surface disturbance affecting Greater SageGrouse habitat on BLM administered land is 7 acres of Preliminary Priority Habitat (PPH) and 108 acres of Preliminary General Habitat (PGH). Since 2013, BLM biologists at the Mount Lewis Field Office have coordinated with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and the BLM State Office regarding NMC’s disturbance to Greater Sage-Grouse habitat. 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The BLM will utilize and coordinate the NEPA scoping process to help fulfill the public involvement process under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (54 U.S.C. 306108) as provided in 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). The information about historic and cultural resources within the area potentially affected by the proposed Project will assist the BLM in identifying and evaluating impacts to such resources in the context of both NEPA and the NHPA. The BLM will consult with Indian tribes on a government-to-government basis in accordance with Executive Order 13175 and other policies. Tribal concerns, including impacts on Indian trust assets and potential impacts to cultural resources, will be given due consideration. 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[FR Doc. 2015–24432 Filed 9–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLAK930000.L13100000.EI0000.241A] Notice of National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2015 and Notice of Availability of the Detailed Statement of Sale for Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2015 in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Alaska State Office hereby notifies the public it will hold a National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska oil and gas lease sale bid opening for tracts in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. The United States reserves the right to withdraw any tract from this sale prior to issuance of a written acceptance of a bid. DATES: The oil and gas lease sale bid opening will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. Sealed bids must be received by 4 p.m., Monday, November 16, 2015. ADDRESSES: The oil and gas lease sale bids will be opened at the Anchorage Federal Building, Denali Room (fourth floor), 222 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK. Sealed bids must be sent to Carol Taylor (AK932), BLM-Alaska State Office; 222 West 7th Avenue, #13; Anchorage, AK 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne Svejnoha, 907–271–4407. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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 Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Alaska State Office, under the authority of 43 CFR 3131.4–1(a), hereby notifies the public it will hold a National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska oil and gas lease sale bid opening for tracts in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. All bids must be submitted by sealed bid in accordance with the provisions identified in the Detailed Statement of Sale. They must be received at the BLM Alaska State Office, ATTN: Carol Taylor (AK932); 222 West 7th Avenue, #13; Anchorage, AK 99513–7504; no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 16, 2015. The Detailed Statement of Sale for the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2015 will be available to the public immediately after publication of this Notice in the Federal Register. The Detailed Statement may be obtained from the BLM Alaska Web site at www.blm.gov/ak, or by request from the Public Information Center, BLM Alaska State Office; 222 West 7th Avenue, #13; Anchorage, AK 99513– 7504; telephone 907–271–5960. The Detailed Statement of Sale will include a description of the areas to be offered for lease, the lease terms, conditions, special stipulations, required operating procedures, and how and where to submit bids. Authority: 43 CFR 3131.4–1 and 43 U.S.C. 1733 and 1740. Bud C. Cribley, State Director. [FR Doc. 2015–24671 Filed 9–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management [BOEM–2015–0016] Revised Environmental Assessment for Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Project on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Virginia; MMAA104000 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 188 (Tuesday, September 29, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLAK930000.L13100000.EI0000.241A]


Notice of National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska Oil and Gas Lease 
Sale 2015 and Notice of Availability of the Detailed Statement of Sale 
for Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2015 in the National Petroleum Reserve in 
Alaska

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Alaska State Office 
hereby notifies the public it will hold a National Petroleum Reserve in 
Alaska oil and gas lease sale bid opening for tracts in the National 
Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. The United States reserves the right to 
withdraw any tract from this sale prior to issuance of a written 
acceptance of a bid.

DATES: The oil and gas lease sale bid opening will be held at 1 p.m. on 
Wednesday, November 18, 2015. Sealed bids must be received by 4 p.m., 
Monday, November 16, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The oil and gas lease sale bids will be opened at the 
Anchorage Federal Building, Denali Room (fourth floor), 222 West 7th 
Avenue, Anchorage, AK. Sealed bids must be sent to Carol Taylor 
(AK932), BLM-Alaska State Office; 222 West 7th Avenue, #13; Anchorage, 
AK 99513-7504.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne Svejnoha, 907-271-4407. 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 Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Alaska 
State Office, under the authority of 43 CFR 3131.4-1(a), hereby 
notifies the public it will hold a National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska 
oil and gas lease sale bid opening for tracts in the National Petroleum 
Reserve in Alaska.
    All bids must be submitted by sealed bid in accordance with the 
provisions identified in the Detailed Statement of Sale. They must be 
received at the BLM Alaska State Office, ATTN: Carol Taylor (AK932); 
222 West 7th Avenue, #13; Anchorage, AK 99513-7504; no later than 4:00 
p.m., Monday, November 16, 2015.
    The Detailed Statement of Sale for the National Petroleum Reserve 
in Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2015 will be available to the public 
immediately after publication of this Notice in the Federal Register. 
The Detailed Statement may be obtained from the BLM Alaska Web site at 
www.blm.gov/ak, or by request from the Public Information Center, BLM 
Alaska State Office; 222 West 7th Avenue, #13; Anchorage, AK 99513-
7504; telephone 907-271-5960. The Detailed Statement of Sale will 
include a description of the areas to be offered for lease, the lease 
terms, conditions, special stipulations, required operating procedures, 
and how and where to submit bids.

    Authority: 43 CFR 3131.4-1 and 43 U.S.C. 1733 and 1740.

Bud C. Cribley,
State Director.
[FR Doc. 2015-24671 Filed 9-28-15; 8:45 am]
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