Notice of Segregation of Public Land for the Rough Hat Nye County Solar Project, Nye County, Nevada, 58094-58095 [2021-22786]

Download as PDF 58094 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 20, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLHQ430000.L12200000.PM0000; OMB Control No. 1004–0NEW] Agency Information Collection Activities; Surveys and Focus Groups To Support Outcomes-Focused Management (Recreation Survey and Focus Groups) Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted a new information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 19, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Matt Blocker, Outdoor Recreation Planner, by email at mblocker@blm.gov, or by telephone at (801) 539–4011. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877– 8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1)), 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 public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. A Federal Register notice with a 60day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on June 28, 2021 (86 FR 34037). No comments were received. As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Oct 19, 2021 Jkt 256001 burdens, we are again soliciting comments from the public and other Federal agencies on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following: (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) How might the agency minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of response. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. 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. Abstract: Information will be collected from visitors of public lands and community members near public lands. Information gathered from visitors and local community residents will be used to inform planning decisions in support of BLM’s Planning for Recreation and Visitor Services Handbook H–8320–1. This request is for OMB to approve these new surveys and focus groups for three years. Title of Collection: Surveys and Focus Groups To Support Outcomes-Focused Management (Recreation Survey and Focus Groups). OMB Control Number: 1004–0NEW. Form Numbers: None. Type of Review: New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number). Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 5,112. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 7,380. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 1 minute to answer an on-site survey to 90 minutes to participate in a focus group. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,093. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $0. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and, notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Darrin King, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–22816 Filed 10–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVS00000. L51010000.ER0000.LVRWF2007590.20X; N– 99407; MO#4500154254] Notice of Segregation of Public Land for the Rough Hat Nye County Solar Project, Nye County, Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Department of Interior. ACTION: Notice of segregation. AGENCY: Through this notice the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is segregating public lands included in the right-of-way application for the Rough Hat Nye County Solar Project from appropriation under the public land laws, including the Mining Law, but not the Mineral Leasing or Material Sales Acts, for a period of 2 years from the date of publication of this notice, subject to valid existing rights. This segregation is to allow for the orderly administration of the public lands to facilitate consideration of development of renewable energy resources. The public lands segregated by this Notice total 7,075.93 acres. DATES: This segregation for the lands identified in this notice is effective on October 20, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have your name added to the mailing list, send requests to: Beth Ransel, Southern Nevada District Energy & Infrastructure Team, at telephone (702) 515–5284; address 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130–2301; or email SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 20, 2021 / Notices lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 BLM_NV_SND_EnergyProjects@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 the above individual 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. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations found at 43 CFR 2091.3– 1(e) and 2804.25(f) allow the BLM to temporarily segregate public lands within a right-of-way application area for solar energy development from the operation of the public land laws, including the Mining Law, by publication of a Federal Register notice. The BLM uses this temporary segregation authority to preserve its ability to approve, approve with modifications, or deny proposed rightsof-way, and to facilitate the orderly administration of the public lands. This temporary segregation is subject to valid existing rights, including existing mining claims located before this segregation notice. Licenses, permits, cooperative agreements, or discretionary land use authorizations of a temporary nature which would not impact lands identified in this notice may be allowed with the approval of an authorized officer of the BLM during the segregation period. The lands segregated under this notice are legally described as follows: Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada, T. 21 S., R. 54 E., Sec. 13, N1⁄2SW1⁄4 and N1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 14, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 22, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, and S1⁄2; Sec. 23, W1⁄2NE1⁄4, W1⁄2NW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 26, W1⁄2NE1⁄4 and S1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 27; Sec. 28, S1⁄2SW1⁄4 and S1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 29, S1⁄2SW1⁄4 and S1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 32; Sec. 33, W1⁄2 and W1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 34, NE1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4. T. 21 S., R. 55 E., Sec. 18, lots 3 and 4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 19, N1⁄2NE1⁄4 and SE1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 20, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4, W1⁄2SE1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 27, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 28, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2NW1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 29, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 34, W1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4, and NE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 35, W1⁄2SW1⁄4. T. 22 S., R. 54 E., Sec. 3, lots 5 thru 7 and lots 10 thru 12, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Oct 19, 2021 Jkt 256001 Sec. 10, NE1⁄4 and E1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 11, N1⁄2NE1⁄4 and N1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 12, lot 1, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, and N1⁄2NW1⁄4; T. 22 S., R. 55 E., Sec. 2, lot 4, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 3, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 7, lot 1, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 10, N1⁄2NE1⁄4, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4, and NW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 15, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 16, N1⁄2NE1⁄4 and N1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 17, N1⁄2NE1⁄4 and N1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 18, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4. The area described contains 7,075.93 acres, according to the official plats of the surveys of the said lands on file with the BLM. As provided in the regulations, the segregation of lands in this Notice will not exceed 2 years from the date of publication unless extended for an additional 2 years through publication of a new Notice in the Federal Register. The segregation period will terminate and the land will automatically reopen to appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, at the earliest of the following dates: Upon issuance of a decision by the authorized officer granting, granting with modifications, or denying the application for a right-of-way; without further administrative action at the end of the segregation provided for in the Federal Register notice initiating the segregation; or upon publication of a Federal Register notice terminating the segregation. Upon termination of the segregation of these lands, all lands subject to this segregation would automatically reopen to appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws. Authority: 43 CFR 2091.3–1(e) and 43 CFR 2804.25(f). Nicholas Pay, Field Manager—Pahrump Field Office. [FR Doc. 2021–22786 Filed 10–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLHQ310000.L13100000. PP0000.21X] Annual Statutorily Required Increase in Filing Fee for Processing Fiscal Year 2022; Applications for Permit To Drill Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of fee increase. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby updates the filing fee for Applications for Permits to Drill (APD) on Federal oil and gas leases. The updated APD fee amount is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58095 $10,900, reflecting the adjustment for inflation as required by statute. DATES: This updated fee increase takes effect on October 20, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Warren, National Oil and Gas Program Lead for Division of Fluid Minerals, Bureau of Land Management, Headquarters Office, 301 Dinosaur Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87508; phone 505– 216–8832; email mwarren@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 Mr. Warren. 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: Section 3021(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 (Pub. L. 113– 291; 30 U.S.C. 191(d)) (the Act) directs the BLM to collect a fee for each new APD submitted to the BLM for fiscal years (FY) 2016 through 2026 and requires the fee amount to be adjusted for inflation. The Act sets the initial fee amount at $9,500 as of October 1, 2015, with updated annual fee amounts to be indexed for United States dollar inflation from that date as measured by the Consumer Price Index. 30 U.S.C. 191(d)(2). The updated APD fee as adjusted for inflation will be in the amount of $10,900, effective October 20, 2021. This updated fee amount reflects an adjustment to the current fee of $10,360 based on the percentage change in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ seasonally adjusted Consumer Price Index for all goods and all urban consumers (CPI–U) for August of the previous calendar year to August of the current calendar year, on the business day following its release. The seasonally adjusted CPI–U for August 2021 (273.012) is 5.2 percent higher than the seasonally adjusted CPI–U for August 2020 (259.511). Increasing the 2020 fee of $10,360 by 5.2 percent and rounding the product to the nearest $10 produces a 2021 fee of $10,900. The source for CPI–U data is the BLS, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: All Items in U.S. City Average [CPIAUCSL], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/ CPIAUCSL, accessed on September 14, 2021. The updated filing fee applies to any new APD submitted on BLM Form 3160–3, including those submitted on leases of Indian minerals, whether submitted individually or as part of a E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 200 (Wednesday, October 20, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNVS00000. L51010000.ER0000.LVRWF2007590.20X; N-99407; MO#4500154254]


Notice of Segregation of Public Land for the Rough Hat Nye County 
Solar Project, Nye County, Nevada

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Department of Interior.

ACTION: Notice of segregation.

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SUMMARY: Through this notice the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is 
segregating public lands included in the right-of-way application for 
the Rough Hat Nye County Solar Project from appropriation under the 
public land laws, including the Mining Law, but not the Mineral Leasing 
or Material Sales Acts, for a period of 2 years from the date of 
publication of this notice, subject to valid existing rights. This 
segregation is to allow for the orderly administration of the public 
lands to facilitate consideration of development of renewable energy 
resources. The public lands segregated by this Notice total 7,075.93 
acres.

DATES: This segregation for the lands identified in this notice is 
effective on October 20, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have 
your name added to the mailing list, send requests to: Beth Ransel, 
Southern Nevada District Energy & Infrastructure Team, at telephone 
(702) 515-5284; address 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 
89130-2301; or email

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[email protected]. Persons who use a telecommunications 
device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 
1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual 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. You will receive a reply 
during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations found at 43 CFR 2091.3-1(e) and 
2804.25(f) allow the BLM to temporarily segregate public lands within a 
right-of-way application area for solar energy development from the 
operation of the public land laws, including the Mining Law, by 
publication of a Federal Register notice. The BLM uses this temporary 
segregation authority to preserve its ability to approve, approve with 
modifications, or deny proposed rights-of-way, and to facilitate the 
orderly administration of the public lands. This temporary segregation 
is subject to valid existing rights, including existing mining claims 
located before this segregation notice. Licenses, permits, cooperative 
agreements, or discretionary land use authorizations of a temporary 
nature which would not impact lands identified in this notice may be 
allowed with the approval of an authorized officer of the BLM during 
the segregation period. The lands segregated under this notice are 
legally described as follows:

Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada,

T. 21 S., R. 54 E.,
    Sec. 13, N\1/2\SW\1/4\ and N\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 14, NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, S\1/2\SW\1/4\, N\1/2\SE\1/4\, and SW\1/
4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 22, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, and S\1/2\;
    Sec. 23, W\1/2\NE\1/4\, W\1/2\NW\1/4\, and W\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 26, W\1/2\NE\1/4\ and S\1/2\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 27;
    Sec. 28, S\1/2\SW\1/4\ and S\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 29, S\1/2\SW\1/4\ and S\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 32;
    Sec. 33, W\1/2\ and W\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 34, NE\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\.
T. 21 S., R. 55 E.,
    Sec. 18, lots 3 and 4, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and SW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 19, N\1/2\NE\1/4\ and SE\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 20, SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, N\1/2\SW\1/4\, W\1/2\SE\1/4\, and SE\1/
4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 27, SW\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 28, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, W\1/2\NW\1/4\, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, N\1/
2\SE\1/4\, and SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 29, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 34, W\1/2\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, N\1/2\NW\1/4\, and NE\1/
4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 35, W\1/2\SW\1/4\.
T. 22 S., R. 54 E.,
    Sec. 3, lots 5 thru 7 and lots 10 thru 12, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, SE\1/
4\NW\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 10, NE\1/4\ and E\1/2\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 11, N\1/2\NE\1/4\ and N\1/2\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 12, lot 1, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, and N\1/2\NW\1/4\;
T. 22 S., R. 55 E.,
    Sec. 2, lot 4, SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, and W\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 3, SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 7, lot 1, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\, N\1/2\SE\1/4\, and 
SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 10, N\1/2\NE\1/4\, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, S\1/
2\SW\1/4\, and NW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 15, NW\1/4\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 16, N\1/2\NE\1/4\ and N\1/2\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 17, N\1/2\NE\1/4\ and N\1/2\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 18, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\.

    The area described contains 7,075.93 acres, according to the 
official plats of the surveys of the said lands on file with the 
BLM.

    As provided in the regulations, the segregation of lands in this 
Notice will not exceed 2 years from the date of publication unless 
extended for an additional 2 years through publication of a new Notice 
in the Federal Register. The segregation period will terminate and the 
land will automatically reopen to appropriation under the public land 
laws, including the mining laws, at the earliest of the following 
dates: Upon issuance of a decision by the authorized officer granting, 
granting with modifications, or denying the application for a right-of-
way; without further administrative action at the end of the 
segregation provided for in the Federal Register notice initiating the 
segregation; or upon publication of a Federal Register notice 
terminating the segregation.
    Upon termination of the segregation of these lands, all lands 
subject to this segregation would automatically reopen to appropriation 
under the public land laws, including the mining laws.
    Authority: 43 CFR 2091.3-1(e) and 43 CFR 2804.25(f).

Nicholas Pay,
Field Manager--Pahrump Field Office.
[FR Doc. 2021-22786 Filed 10-19-21; 8:45 am]
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