Public Land Order No. 7889; Extension of Public Land Order No. 7420; Arizona, 65999-66000 [2019-26025]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [L13200000 DS0000 LXSSK1700000 20X LLWYP07000] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision and Approved Amendment to the Resource Management Plan for the Buffalo Field Office, Wyoming Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office prepared a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment for the 2015 Buffalo Field Office RMP. This effort was in response to a United States District Court of Montana opinion and order (Western Organization of Resource Councils, et al. v. BLM; 3/26/ 2018 and 7/31/2018). The Wyoming State Director signed the ROD, which constitutes the final plan amendment decision of the BLM, on November 22, 2019. ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD are available at the Buffalo Field Office at 1425 Fort Street, Buffalo, WY 82834, and online at http://go.usa.gov/ xP6S3. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Thomas (Tom) Bills, RMP Supplemental EIS Project Manager; telephone: 307–684–1133; email: tbills@ 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. Bills during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 2015 Buffalo Field Office Approved RMP provided a single, comprehensive land use plan to guide management of BLMadministered lands and minerals in the Buffalo Field Office, which includes approximately 800,000 acres of BLM surface land and 4.7 million acres of BLM mineral estate in Campbell, Johnson and Sheridan counties in northcentral Wyoming. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:26 Nov 29, 2019 Jkt 250001 Based on the above-referenced court decision, feedback from cooperating agencies and stakeholders, and public scoping, the BLM developed the supplemental EIS and analyzed a No Action Alternative and an Action Alternative. The alternatives focused on the allocation of lands open for leasing federal coal, in response to the court order. The No Action Alternative represented the decision area from the 2015 RMP and brought forward all management decisions that precluded coal development in the 2015 RMP. It relied on decisions from the 2001 coal screening process that informed the 2015 RMP, but used an updated 2018 coal production baseline. The BLM also used the 2019 U.S. Energy Information Administration development forecast to project development in the Buffalo Field Office over the 20-year planning period. The No Action Alternative analyzed 686,896 acres for consideration of coal leasing, which included approximately 73.66 billion tons of BLM-administered coal reserves. The Action Alternative also used the 2018 coal production baseline and the 2019 U.S. Energy Information Administration development forecast. In addition, the Action Alternative applied new coal screens (as described in 43 CFR 3420.1–4(e)), considered new scientific and geospatial data, and evaluated issues identified through internal and public scoping. Based on these factors, the Action Alternative area analyzed 455,467 acres for consideration of coal leasing, which included approximately 52.24 billion tons of BLM-administered coal reserves. The Final Supplemental EIS was published on October 4, 2019 (84 FR 53170). During the 30-day protest period, the BLM Director received four protest letters. All protests were resolved prior to the issuance of the ROD. Simultaneously with the protest period, the Governor of Wyoming conducted a 60-day consistency review of the Final Supplemental EIS and Proposed Plan Amendment and found no inconsistencies. The approved RMP amendment is a modification of the Supplemental EIS’s Action Alternative that makes 495,251 acres of federal coal available for consideration for leasing. This area includes all the acreage identified as available under the Action Alternative, as well as 40,847 additional acres that were included under the No Action PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65999 Alternative. The BLM made this decision as a result of public, stakeholder, and cooperating agency input on the Supplemental EIS as well as updated best available information and special expertise provided by cooperating agencies and the public. The ROD summarizes the decisions, clarifications, and modifications included in the Approved RMP Amendment. Authority: 43 CFR 1610.2(c), 40 CFR 1506.6. Valori Armstrong, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. 2019–26024 Filed 11–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [19X R0680A2 RX.00256A20.34000000 AZA30355] Public Land Order No. 7889; Extension of Public Land Order No. 7420; Arizona Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public Land Order. AGENCY: This Public Land Order (PLO) extends the duration of the withdrawal created by PLO No. 7420 for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 7420 would otherwise expire on December 3, 2019. This extension is necessary to continue to protect the value of the capital investments, water-oriented developments, and dispersed recreation in the Bureau of Reclamation’s (BOR) Lake Roosevelt expansion area. PLO No. 7420 withdrew 9,175 acres of National Forest System lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, for a 20-year period. The lands have been and will remain open to mineral and geothermal leasing. DATES: This PLO takes effect on December 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Ferreira, Land Law Examiner, at 602– 417–9598 or by email at sferreir@ blm.gov, Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Office, One North Central Ave., Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 66000 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2019 / Notices 877–8339 to contact the above individual. The FRS 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: This Order extends the existing withdrawal to continue to protect the capital investments, water-oriented developments, and dispersed recreation resources in the Lake Roosevelt Expansion area. Order By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714, it is ordered as follows: 1. Subject to valid existing rights, PLO No 7420, (64 FR 67929, (1999)), which withdrew National Forest System lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, is hereby extended for an additional 20year period to protect the Bureau of Reclamation’s Lake Roosevelt expansion area. 2. The withdrawal extended by this Order will expire on December 3, 2039, unless as a result of review conducted prior to the expiration date pursuant to Section 204(f) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714(f), the Secretary determines the withdrawal shall be further extended. Dated: November 25, 2019. Timothy R. Petty, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science. [FR Doc. 2019–26025 Filed 11–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [L16100000 DT0000 LXSS036E0000 20X LLMTC020000] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment for the Miles City Field Office, Montana Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Montana Miles City Field Office has prepared a Record of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Nov 29, 2019 Jkt 250001 Decision and Amendment to the 2015 Miles City Field Office Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP). This effort is in response to a United States District Court for the District of Montana opinion and order (Western Organization of Resource Councils, et al. v. BLM; 3/26/2018 and 7/31/2018). By this notice, the BLM is announcing the availability of the Record of Decision and Approved RMP Amendment. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Record of Decision and Approved RMP Amendment are available at the Miles City Field Office at the Miles City Field Office, 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, MT 59301, or may be viewed online at: https://go.usa.gov/xmbE4. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irma Nansel, RMP Supplemental EIS Project Manager, Miles City Field Office, at telephone: (406) 233–3653, or at the above Miles City mailing address or website. 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. Nansel during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 2015 Miles City Approved RMP provides a single, comprehensive land use plan that guides management of BLMadministered lands and minerals in the Miles City Field Office, which consists of approximately 2.7 million acres of BLM surface land and 11.9 million acres of BLM mineral estate (11.7 million acres of subsurface Federal mineral coal estate) across 17 counties in eastern Montana. The RMP Amendment approved by the Record of Decision includes land use allocations of areas acceptable for further consideration of leasing for coal and those that are not. The Approved RMP Amendment is Alternative B from the Supplemental EIS, which allocates 1,214,380 acres as areas acceptable for further consideration of leasing for coal and 530,420 acres that are not acceptable. The Notice of Availability for the Proposed Amendment to the Approved RMP for the Miles City Field Office was published in the Federal Register on October 4, 2019 (84 FR 53171), which initiated a 30-day protest period and a 60-day Governor’s Consistency Review period. The BLM received six timely protest submissions. All protests have been resolved and/or dismissed. For a full description of the issues raised during the protest period and how they PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 were addressed, please refer to the Director’s Protest Resolution Report, which is available at the previously listed website (see ADDRESSES). Authority: 43 CFR 1610.5. John Mehlhoff, State Director, Montana/Dakotas BLM. [FR Doc. 2019–26023 Filed 11–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NCR–HAFE–NPS0028746; PPWOHAFCD4, PMO00HF05.D00000, 19XP103905 (200); OMB Control Number 1024–NEW] Agency Information Collection Activities; National Park Service History Collection User Agreement and Request Form National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Information Collection; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the National Park Service (NPS) are proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 31, 2020. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to Phadrea Ponds, NPS Information Collection Clearance Officer, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525; or by email at phadrea_ponds@nps.gov; or by telephone at 970–267–7231. Please reference OMB Control Number 1024– HAFE in the subject line of your comments. SUMMARY: To request additional information about this ICR by mail, contact Katrina Gonzalez, Digital Media Specialist, 67 Mather Place PO Box 50, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425–0050, or by email at Katrina_ Gonzalez@nps.gov, or by telephone at 304–535–6211. Please reference OMB Control Number 1024–HAFE in the subject line of your comments. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 231 (Monday, December 2, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65999-66000]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-26025]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[19X R0680A2 RX.00256A20.34000000 AZA30355]


Public Land Order No. 7889; Extension of Public Land Order No. 
7420; Arizona

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Public Land Order.

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SUMMARY: This Public Land Order (PLO) extends the duration of the 
withdrawal created by PLO No. 7420 for an additional 20-year term. PLO 
No. 7420 would otherwise expire on December 3, 2019. This extension is 
necessary to continue to protect the value of the capital investments, 
water-oriented developments, and dispersed recreation in the Bureau of 
Reclamation's (BOR) Lake Roosevelt expansion area. PLO No. 7420 
withdrew 9,175 acres of National Forest System lands from location and 
entry under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under 
the mineral leasing laws, for a 20-year period. The lands have been and 
will remain open to mineral and geothermal leasing.

DATES: This PLO takes effect on December 4, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Ferreira, Land Law Examiner, at 
602-417-9598 or by email at [email protected], Bureau of Land 
Management, Arizona State Office, One North Central Ave., Suite 800, 
Phoenix, AZ 85004. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the 
deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-

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877-8339 to contact the above individual. The FRS 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: This Order extends the existing withdrawal 
to continue to protect the capital investments, water-oriented 
developments, and dispersed recreation resources in the Lake Roosevelt 
Expansion area.

Order

    By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior 
by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 
43 U.S.C. 1714, it is ordered as follows:
    1. Subject to valid existing rights, PLO No 7420, (64 FR 67929, 
(1999)), which withdrew National Forest System lands from location and 
entry under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under 
the mineral leasing laws, is hereby extended for an additional 20-year 
period to protect the Bureau of Reclamation's Lake Roosevelt expansion 
area.
    2. The withdrawal extended by this Order will expire on December 3, 
2039, unless as a result of review conducted prior to the expiration 
date pursuant to Section 204(f) of the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714(f), the Secretary determines the 
withdrawal shall be further extended.

     Dated: November 25, 2019.
Timothy R. Petty,
Assistant Secretary for Water and Science.
[FR Doc. 2019-26025 Filed 11-29-19; 8:45 am]
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