Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW180624, Wyoming, 19809-19810 [2018-09528]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 87 / Friday, May 4, 2018 / Notices and U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) Greater Sage-Grouse land use plan amendments and revisions (2015 GRSG land use plan decisions), as well as on other private, state, and federal conservation efforts. Since 2015 the BLM, in discussion with partners, primarily Governors and state wildlife management agencies, recognized that several refinements and policy updates could help strengthen conservation efforts, while providing increased economic opportunity to local communities. The BLM and Department of Interior worked closely with Governors charged with managing Greater Sage-Grouse to determine whether some, none, or all of the 2015 Land Use Plans should be amended. After carefully considering the Governor’s input, and using its discretion and authority under FLPMA, as well as under direction from the Secretary, including Secretary’s Order (SO) 3353, the BLM proposes amending the Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse land use plans that address GRSG management. This action is proposed to enhance cooperation and improve alignment with the state plans or management strategies, in accordance with the BLM’s multiple use and sustained yield mission. The BLM prepared the Colorado GRSG Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS to address alternatives that will build upon its commitment to conserve and restore Greater Sage-Grouse habitat, while improving collaboration and alignment with state management strategies for Greater Sage-Grouse. The BLM seeks to improve management alignment in ways that will increase management flexibility, maintain access to public resources, and promote conservation outcomes. The BLM used internal, agency, and public scoping to identify issues considered in the environmental analysis. As part of this analysis, the BLM also examined the range of alternatives evaluated in the BLM’s 2015 GRSG land use plan decisions and their supporting NEPA analyses. This Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS is one of six separate planning efforts that are being undertaken in response to SO 3353, Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation and Cooperation with Western States (June 7, 2017), and in accordance with SO 3349, American Energy Independence (March 29, 2017). The Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS proposes to amend the RMPs for field offices on BLM lands within BLM Colorado boundaries. In addition to the 2015 Northwest Colorado GRSG Approved RMP Amendment, current VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 May 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 management decisions for resources are described in the following RMPs: • Colorado River Valley RMP (2015) • Kremmling RMP (2015) • Grand Junction RMP (2015) • Little Snake RMP (2011) • White River RMP (1997) The planning area includes approximately 4,153,000 acres of BLM, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, State, local, and private lands located in Colorado, in 10 counties: Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Larimer, Mesa, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt and Summit. Within the decision area, the BLM manages approximately 1,731,400 acres of GRSG habitat. Surface management decisions made as a result of this Draft RMP Amendment/EIS will apply only to BLM-administered lands in the decision area. The formal public scoping process for the Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS began on October 11, 2017, with the publication of a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register (82 FR 47248), and ended on December 1, 2017. A public scoping meeting was held in Craig, Colorado, on November 8, 2017. The Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS addresses leasing availability within one mile from active leks, lek buffers, adjustments to habitat boundaries to reflect new information, and changes to waivers, exceptions and modification criteria. The Draft RMP Amendment/ Draft EIS evaluate two alternatives in detail, including the No Action Alternative (Alternative A) and one action alternative (Alternative B). Alternative B has been identified as BLM’s Preferred Alternative for the purposes of public comment and review. Identification of this alternative, however, does not represent final agency direction, and the Proposed RMP Amendment/Final EIS may reflect changes or adjustments from information received during public comment, from new information, or from changes in BLM policies or priorities. The Proposed RMP Amendment/Final EIS may include objectives and actions described in the other analyzed alternative as well. Alternative A would retain the current management goals, objectives, and direction specified in the current RMPs for each field office. Please note that public comments and information submitted including names, street addresses, and email addresses of persons who submit comments will be available for public review and disclosure at the address provided in the ADDRESSES section of this notice during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19809 to 4:00 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except holidays. 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: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10 and 43 CFR 1610.2 Gregory P. Shoop, Acting BLM Colorado State Director. [FR Doc. 2018–09523 Filed 5–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWY920000. L51040000.FI0000. 18XL5017AR] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW180624, Wyoming Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As provided for under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease WYW180624 from Kirkwood Oil & Gas LLC for land in Converse County, Wyoming. The lessee filed the petition on time, along with all rentals due since the lease terminated under the law. No leases affecting this land were issued before the petition was filed. The BLM proposes to reinstate the lease. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erik Norelius, Acting Branch Chief for Fluid Minerals Adjudication, Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82003; phone 307–775–6176; email enoreliu@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact Mr. Norelius during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. A reply will be sent during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee agreed to the amended lease terms for SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 19810 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 87 / Friday, May 4, 2018 / Notices rentals and royalties at rates of $10 per acre, or fraction thereof, per year and 16 2⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee also agreed to the amended stipulations as required by the Casper Approved Resource Management Plan. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and the $159 cost of publishing this notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Sec. 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). The BLM proposes to reinstate the lease effective April 1, 2016, under the revised terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. Authority: 30 U.S.C. 188 (e)(4) and 43 CFR 3108.2–3 (b)(2)(v). question with the above individual. A reply will be sent during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10 per acre, or fraction thereof, per year and 16 2⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and the $159 cost of publishing this notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Sec. 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). The BLM proposes to reinstate the lease effective March 1, 2016, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. Authority: 30 U.S.C. 188 (e)(4) and 43 CFR 3108.2–3 (b)(2)(v). Erik Norelius, Acting Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication. Erik Norelius, Acting Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication. [FR Doc. 2018–09528 Filed 5–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P [FR Doc. 2018–09527 Filed 5–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [LLWY920000. L51040000.FI0000. 18XL5017AR] Bureau of Land Management [LLWO200000.LXSGPL000000.18x.L11100 000.PH0000] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW175931, Wyoming Notice of Availability of the Wyoming Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Greater SageGrouse Conservation Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As provided for under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease WYW175931 from Samson Resources Company for land in Converse County, Wyoming. The lessee filed the petition on time, along with all rentals due since the lease terminated under the law. No leases affecting this land were issued before the petition was filed. The BLM proposes to reinstate the lease. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erik Norelius, Acting Branch Chief for Fluid Minerals Adjudication, Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003; phone 307– 775–6176; email enoreliu@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact Mr. Norelius during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 May 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared the Wyoming Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Wyoming Greater Sage-Grouse (GRSG), and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. BLM Wyoming is soliciting comments on the entire Draft EIS, as well as the specific planning issues mentioned in this NOA, and the cumulative effects analysis. DATES: To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS within 90 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes a notice of availability of the Draft RMP SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Amendment/Draft EIS in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public participation activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Wyoming Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS by any of the following methods: • website: https://goo.gl/22jKE2. • mail: attn: Greater Sage-Grouse EIS, BLM Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009. Copies of the Wyoming Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS are available in the Wyoming State Office at the above address or on the project website at: https://goo.gl/22jKE2. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact Jennifer Fleuret, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, by telephone, 307–775– 6329; at the address above; or by email, jfleuret@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact Ms. Fleuret. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with Ms. Fleuret. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Greater Sage-Grouse is a state-managed species that is dependent on sagebrush steppe ecosystems. These ecosystems are managed in partnership across the range of the Greater Sage-Grouse by federal, state, and local authorities. Efforts to conserve the species and its habitat date back to the 1950s. Over the past two decades, state wildlife agencies, federal agencies, and many others in the range of the species have been collaborating to conserve Greater Sage-Grouse and its habitats. The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) and the BLM have broad responsibilities to manage federal lands and resources for the public benefit. Nearly half of Greater SageGrouse habitat is managed by the BLM. The BLM is committed to being a good neighbor and investing in on-the-ground conservation activities through close collaboration with State governments, local communities, private landowners, and other stakeholders. In September 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) determined that the Greater Sage-Grouse did not warrant listing under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. The USFWS based its ‘‘not warranted’’ determination, in part, on the conservation commitments and management actions in the BLM and U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 87 (Friday, May 4, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19809-19810]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-09528]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLWY920000. L51040000.FI0000. 18XL5017AR]


Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease 
WYW180624, Wyoming

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: As provided for under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as 
amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for 
reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease WYW180624 from Kirkwood 
Oil & Gas LLC for land in Converse County, Wyoming. The lessee filed 
the petition on time, along with all rentals due since the lease 
terminated under the law. No leases affecting this land were issued 
before the petition was filed. The BLM proposes to reinstate the lease.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erik Norelius, Acting Branch Chief for 
Fluid Minerals Adjudication, Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State 
Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82003; 
phone 307-775-6176; email [email protected].
    Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call 
the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact Mr. 
Norelius during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a 
day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above 
individual. A reply will be sent during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee agreed to the amended lease terms 
for

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rentals and royalties at rates of $10 per acre, or fraction thereof, 
per year and 16 \2/3\ percent, respectively. The lessee also agreed to 
the amended stipulations as required by the Casper Approved Resource 
Management Plan. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative 
fee and the $159 cost of publishing this notice. The lessee met the 
requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Sec. 31(d) and (e) of 
the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). The BLM proposes to 
reinstate the lease effective April 1, 2016, under the revised terms 
and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates 
cited above.

    Authority: 30 U.S.C. 188 (e)(4) and 43 CFR 3108.2-3 (b)(2)(v).

Erik Norelius,
Acting Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication.
[FR Doc. 2018-09528 Filed 5-3-18; 8:45 am]
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