Bureau of Land Management 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Call for Nominations for the Steens Mountain Advisory Council
Document Number: E5-8096
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management is publishing this notice under section 9 (a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Pursuant to the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-399), the Bureau of Land Management gives notice that the Secretary of the Interior intends to call for nominations for vacating positions to the Steens Mountain Advisory Council. This notice requests the public to submit nominations for membership on the Steens Mountain Advisory Council. Any individual or organization may nominate one or more persons to serve on the Steens Mountain Advisory Council. Individuals may nominate themselves or others for Steens Mountain Advisory Council membership. Nomination forms may be obtained from the Bureau of Land Management Burns District Office (see address below). To make a nomination, submit a completed nomination form, letters of reference from the represented interests or organizations, as well as any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications, to the Bureau of Land Management Burns District Office. Nominations may be made for the following categories of interest: One person who is a recognized environmental representative for the State as a whole (appointed from nominees submitted by the Governor of Oregon); A person interested in fish and recreational fishing (appointed from nominees submitted by the Governor of Oregon); A person who is a recreational permit holder or is a representative of a commercial recreation operation (appointed jointly by the Oregon State Director of the Bureau of Land Management and the county court for Harney County, Oregon); A private landowner in the Cooperative Management and Protection Area (appointed by the county court for Harney County, Oregon); and A person with expertise and interest in wild horse management on Steens Mountain (appointed by the Bureau of Land Management) The specific category the nominee will represent should be identified in the letter of nomination. The Bureau of Land Management Burns District will collect the nomination forms and letters of reference and distribute them to the officials responsible for submitting nominations (County Court of Harney County, the Governor of Oregon, and the Bureau of Land Management). The Bureau of Land Management will then forward recommended nominations to the Secretary of the Interior, who has responsibility for making the appointments.
Notice of Utah Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E5-8074
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act Classification; Arizona
Document Number: E5-8030
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The public lands listed below, located in Mohave County, Arizona, near the community of Littlefield have been examined and found suitable for classification for lease or conveyance to the Virgin River Domestic Wastewater Improvement District (VRDWID) under provisions of the R&PP Act for use as a wastewater treatment facility.
Call for Nominations for the Bureau of Land Management's California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: E5-8029
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management's California Desert District is soliciting nominations from the public for five members of its District Advisory Council to serve the 2007-2009 three-year term. Council members provide advice and recommendations to BLM on the management of public lands in southern California. Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday, May 31, 2006. The three-year term would begin January 1, 2007. The five positions to be filled include:
Alaska Native Claims Acreage Allocation
Document Number: E5-8027
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision allocating additional acreage to Alaskan Native regional corporations will be issued to:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E5-8026
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Shumagin Corporation. The lands are located in T. 51 S., R. 70 W., T. 52 S., R. 74 W., T. 53 S., R. 74 W., T. 53 S., R. 75 W., T. 52 S., R. 78 W., T. 54 S., R. 80 W., T. 50 S., R. 82 W., and T. 51 S., R. 83 W., Seward Meridian, Alaska, in the vicinity of Sand Point, Alaska, and contain approximately 24,626.58 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Dutch Harbor Fisherman.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming
Document Number: E5-8025
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming, on December 16, 2005.
Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Lands in Clark County, NV, N-79693
Document Number: E5-8024
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interor, Land Management Bureau, Department of the Interior
The following described lands, aggregating approximately 5.0 acres, more or less, have been designated for disposal and will be offered as a direct sale of public lands within the City of Henderson in Clark County, Nevada, to M Holdings, LLC.
Final Supplementary Rules on Public Lands Within the Knolls Special Recreation Management Area Managed by the Salt Lake Field Office, Utah
Document Number: E5-8023
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Knolls Recreation Area Management Plan, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Salt Lake Field Office is issuing final supplementary rules. The BLM has determined that these rules are necessary to enhance the safety of visitors, protect natural resources, improve recreation opportunities, and protect public health.
Notice of Meeting of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group
Document Number: E5-8013
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (1976) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (1972), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) will meet in Pinedale, Wyoming, for a business meeting. Group meetings are open to the public.
Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Smoky Canyon Mine, Panels F and G
Document Number: 05-24630
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 102(2) (C)) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the USDOI Bureau of Land Management (Lead Agency) and the USDA Forest Service (Co-lead Agency) announce the availability of the DEIS for the Smoky Canyon Mine, Panels F and G mine expansion.
Public Land Order No. 7653; Withdrawal of Public Lands for the Department of Energy To Protect the Caliente Rail Corridor; Nevada
Document Number: 05-24579
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order withdraws approximately 308,600 acres of public lands within the Caliente Rail Corridor, Nevada, from surface entry and the location of new mining claims, subject to valid existing rights, for a period of 10 years to allow the Department of Energy to evaluate the lands for the potential construction, operation, and maintenance of a rail line which would be used to transport spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste to the proposed Yucca Mountain Repository as part of the Department of Energy's responsibility under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 10101 et seq.
West Mine Area, Freedom Mine Coal Lease Application, North Dakota
Document Number: E5-7835
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West Mine Area, Freedom Mine Coal Lease Application. The EIS analyzed the potential impacts of leasing and mining federal coal on lands in Mercer County, North Dakota. BLM's decision was to approve the implementation of Alternative C, which analyzed the impacts of offering for competitive lease sale approximately 5,334 acres containing approximately 89 million tons of recoverable lignite coal. Alternative C incorporates a preservation component for Native American cultural resources by bypassing approximately 237 acres and an estimated 4 million tons of federal coal which would have been leased under Alternative A (the Proposed Action Alternative). Alternative C also allows for the recovery of federal coal which would be bypassed if not leased under Alternative B (the No Action Alternative). The BLM received 26 written comments on the draft EIS. These comments and BLM's responses to them were included in the final EIS. All of the comments and the transcript of the formal hearing are on file in the Dickinson, ND and Billings, MT Offices of the BLM. BLM also received 13 written comments on the final EIS. All of the comments received during the process were considered in the preparation of the EIS and/or the Record of Decision. BLM Notices of Availability for the draft EIS and for the final EIS were published in the Federal Register on April 30, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 84), and August 26, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 165).
Notice of Availability for the Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Arizona Strip, the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, and a Draft General Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument
Document Number: 05-24486
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) planning regulations, Title 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1610.2(f)(3), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Regulations, Title 40 CFR 1502.9(a), and the National Park Service (NPS) Director's Order 2 (Park Planning), the BLM and NPS hereby gives notice that the Draft Resource Management Plan/Draft EIS for the Arizona Strip Field Office, the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and the BLM portion of the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, and a Draft General Management Plan/Draft EIS for the NPS portion of the Grand Canyon- Parashant National Monument (Draft Plan/DEIS) is available for public review and comments. The Draft Plan/DEIS addresses management on approximately 3,322,960 acres of public land. Issues addressed in the Draft Plan/DEIS include access, wilderness, protection of resources including monument objects, livestock grazing management, and recreation management. The range of alternatives was prepared in accordance with applicable BLM and NPS planning procedures.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Imperial Irrigation District's Desert Southwest Transmission Line Project, California
Document Number: E5-7761
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347, and 40 CFR Part 1500, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces that the Final EIS/EIR for the Imperial Irrigation District's (IID) Desert Southwest Transmission Line Project is available for a thirty (30) day public review and comment period.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, UTU76247
Document Number: E5-7760
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of section 371(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the lessee, Energy Minerals, Inc., timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease UTU76247 in Uintah County, Utah. The lessee paid the required rental accruing from the date of termination, April 1, 2002. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $5 per acre and 16\2/3\ percent. The lessee paid the $500 administration fee for the reinstatement of the lease and $155 cost for publishing this Notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per section 31(e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188(e)). We are proposing to reinstate the lease, effective the date of termination subject to: The original terms and conditions of the lease; The increased rental of $5 per acre; The increased royalty of 16\2/3\ percent; and The $155 cost of publishing this Notice.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease CACA 38084
Document Number: E5-7651
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of Section 371(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the lessee, North American Civil Recoveries Arbitrage Corporation (NACRA) timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease CACA 38084 in (Santa Barbara and Ventura County, California. The lessee paid the required rental accruing from the date of termination, June 1, 2002. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $5 per acre and 16\2/3\ percent or 4 percentages above the existing competitive royalty rate. The lessee paid the $500 administration fee for the reinstatement of the lease and $155 cost for publishing this Notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Sec. 31(e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188(e)). We are proposing to reinstate the lease, effective the date of termination subject to: The original terms and conditions of the lease; The increased rental of $5 per acre; The increased royalty of 16\2/3\ percent or 4 percentages above the existing competitive royalty rate; and The $155 cost of publishing this Notice
Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Correction
Document Number: 05-24371
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This document contains a correcting amendment to a final rule reorganizing regulations of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) relating to onshore oil and gas operations, which was published in the Federal Register of Friday, February 20, 1987 (52 FR 5384). The amendment corrects an error in a cross-reference.
Notice of Public Meetings, Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council Meetings
Document Number: 05-24355
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting Locations and Times
Document Number: 05-24354
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), two meetings of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), Nevada, will be held as indicated below. Topics for discussion at the meetings will include, but are not limited to: Manager's reports of current field office activities; RAC subcommittee reports on a variety of issues; Carson City Field Office Energy RMP Amendment/DEIS; North Valleys Rights-of-Way Projects FEIS; Pine Nut Mountain RMP Amendment/ DEIS; Denton-Rawhide Mining RMP Amendment/Sale; Alpine County RMP Amendment; Sand Mountain Conservation Strategy; Granite-Fox Power Plant Project; Coer-Rochester Mine Plan/DEIS; Winnemucca RMP/DEIS; and additional topics the council may raise during the meetings.
Notice of Public Meetings-John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 05-24351
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) John Day Snake Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below: The John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council is scheduled to meet on February 7, 2006, at the Oxford Suites, 2400 SW., Court Place in Pendleton, OR 97801. The meeting time will be from approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A public comment will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 1:15 p.m. (Pacific Time). The meeting may include such topics as OHV, Noxious Weeds, Planning, Sage Grouse, and other matters as may reasonably come before the council. Potential updates specific to this scheduled meeting include salmon recovery, BLM Vegetation Management Environmental Impact Statement the John Day Snake Resource Management Plan. Meeting Procedures: The meeting is open to the public. The public may present written comments to the Council. Depending on the number of persons wishing to provide oral comments and agenda topics to be covered, the time to do so may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance such as sign language interpretation, tour transportation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM representative indicated below. For a copy of the information to be distributed to the Council members, please submit a written request to the Prineville District Office 10 days prior to the meeting.
Notice of Availability of the Sheep Complex, Big Springs and Owyhee Grazing Allotments Sensitive Bird Species Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Elko County, NV
Document Number: E5-7578
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and regulations at 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508, the Bureau of Land Management, Elko Field Office, has prepared a Draft EIS on the effects of three multiple use decisions on sensitive avian species in Elko County, Nevada.
Notice of Public Meeting, Mojave Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council Meetings
Document Number: 05-24241
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mojave Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meeting; Central Montana Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E5-7495
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Central Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meeting, Dakotas Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E5-7490
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Dakotas Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Public Land Order No. 7650; Revocation of Public Land Order No. 852; Utah
Document Number: E5-7485
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order revokes a Public Land Order in its entirety, which withdrew approximately 8,927 acres for automobile racing and testing grounds. The lands are located within another overlapping withdrawal, so Public Land Order No. 852 is no longer needed.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Transfer of Jurisdiction, Colorado; Correction
Document Number: E5-7484
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This action corrects errors in the notice published as FR doc 05-21568 in the Federal Register, 70 FR 62138 (October 28, 2005). On page 62138, second column, delete last paragraph of the notice and replace with the following paragraph: ``Notice is hereby given that an opportunity for a public meeting is afforded in connection with the proposed withdrawal and transfer of jurisdiction. All interested persons who desire a public meeting for the purpose of being heard on the proposed withdrawal and transfer of jurisdiction must submit a written request to the BLM Colorado State Director, within 90 days from the date of publication of this correction. If the authorized officer determines that a public meeting will be held, a notice of the time and place will be published in the Federal Register at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the meeting.''
Notice of Public Meeting, Western Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E5-7459
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Western Montana Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Meeting, Front Range Resource Advisory Council (Colorado)
Document Number: E5-7374
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Front Range Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meetings, Southwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council Meetings
Document Number: E5-7184
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Public Land Order No. 7648; Partial Revocation of the Executive Order Which Created Public Water Reserve No. 107; Colorado
Document Number: E5-7255
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order partially revokes an Executive Order insofar as it affects 326.28 acres of public lands withdrawn for Bureau of Land Management Public Water Reserve No. 107. This action will open 326.28 acres to surface entry under the public land laws and to nonmetalliferous location and entry under the United States Mining laws to allow for disposal. Effective Date: January 12, 2006.
Supplement to Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Price Field Office To List Proposed Areas of Critical Environmental Concern and Specific Associated Resource Use Limitations for Public Lands in Carbon and Emery Counties, UT
Document Number: E5-7254
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
A notice of availability for the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Price Field Office planning area in Carbon and Emery Counties, Utah was published in the Federal Register, volume 69, number 136, Friday, July 16, 2004. This supplements that Notice with information on existing and potential Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) considered within the Draft RMP and EIS, as required in 43 CFR 1610.7-2. The CFR also provides an associated 60-day comment period.
Supplement to Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Vernal Field Office To List Proposed Areas of Critical Environmental Concern and Specific Associated Resource Use Limitations for Public Lands in Daggett, Duchesne, Uintah and Grand Counties, UT
Document Number: E5-7253
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
A notice of availability for the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Vernal Field Office planning area in Daggett, Duchesne, and Uintah Counties, Utah was published in the Federal Register, volume 70, number 10, on Friday, January 14, 2005. This supplements that Notice with information on existing and potential Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) considered within the Draft RMP and EIS, as required in 43 CFR 1610.7-2. The CFR also provides an associated 60-day comment period on the potential ACECs.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Wyoming
Document Number: E5-7240
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed an application requesting the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw from mining 1278.09 acres of National Forest System lands for 20 years to protect the unique natural, archaeological, and historical values in the Inyan Kara area of the Black Hills National Forest. This notice segregates the lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws for up to 2 years. The land will remain open to mineral leasing and to all other forms of disposition which may by law be made of National Forest System lands.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Plan Amendments for Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resources Leasing on Lands Administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming
Document Number: 05-23976
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with section 369(d)(1) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to prepare a Programmatic EIS for Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resources Leasing on Lands Administered by the BLM in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, and by this notice is announcing public scoping meetings. The Programmatic EIS will amend existing applicable Resource Management Plans to open lands for oil shale and tar sands resources leasing in these three states. The Programmatic EIS will also inform the development of the regulations required by section 369(d)(2) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Meetings; Resource Advisor Committees
Document Number: 05-23874
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This notice is published in accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Meeting notice is hereby given for the Roseburg District BLM Resource Advisory Committee pursuant to section 205 of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act of 2000, Public Law 106-393 (the Act). Topics to be discussed by the Roseburg District BLM Resource Advisory Committee include operating procedures, evaluation criteria for projects, and the schedule for future meetings in 2006.
Coal Lease Exploration License, WY
Document Number: E5-6974
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to section 2(b) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by section 4 of the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, 90 Stat. 1083, 30 U.S.C. 201(b), and to the regulations adopted as 43 CFR 3410, all interested parties are hereby invited to participate with Ark Land Company on a pro rata cost sharing basis in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in the following-described lands in Campbell County, WY:
Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Development Project
Document Number: 05-23933
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Development Project DEIS. The DEIS analyzes the environmental consequences of a proposed natural gas development and production operation on the 270,080 acre Atlantic Rim project area. The area is located within the administrative jurisdiction of the BLM Rawlins Field Office, and runs in an arc between Rawlins and Baggs in Townships 12-20 North, Ranges 89-93 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Carbon County, Wyoming.
Bureau of Land Management Districts and National Forests Within the Range of the Northern Spotted Owl; Western Oregon and Washington, and Northwestern California; Removal of Survey and Manage Mitigation Measure Standards and Guidelines
Document Number: 05-23893
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and USDA Forest Service (collectively the Agencies) will prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) to address the order of Judge Marshal J. Pechman, United States District Court, Western District of Washington. (Northwest Ecosystem Alliance v. Rey, August 1, 2005) Specifically, the court found that the 2004 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to Remove or Modify the Survey and Manage Mitigation Measure Standards and Guideline (2004 SEIS) was deficient because the Agencies failed to: (1) ``* * analyze potential impacts to Survey and Manage species if they are not added to or are removed from the Forest Service's and BLM's respective programs for special status species;'' (2) ``* * * provide a thorough analysis of their assumption that the late-successional reserves would adequately protect species that the Survey and Manage standard was introduced to protect, particularly in light of their previous positions in earlier environmental impact statements;'' and (3) ``* * * disclose and analyze flaws in their methodology for calculating the acreage in need of hazardous fuel treatments. Part of the cost analysis was similarly flawed because it relied on the acreage in need of hazardous fuel treatments in calculating the cost of the Survey and Manage standard.'' The SEIS will provide additional information and analysis necessary to fully address the deficiencies noted by the court in the 2004 SEIS.
Notice of Availability, Record of Decision (ROD) for the Thermal Energy Company Preference Right Lease Applications (PRLAs), San Juan County, NM
Document Number: E5-7070
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Regulations for the PRLA process require that a ROD be made available to the public. The ROD in this case is the document announcing the Bureau of Land Management's decision regarding the PRLAs submitted by the Thermal Energy Company. This action gives notice of the availability of the ROD for the PRLAs for the Thermal Energy Company.
Notice of Intent To Prepare Arcata Resource Management Plan Amendment for Recently Acquired Humboldt County Coastal Lands
Document Number: E5-6976
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This document provides notice that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arcata Field Office intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) for recently acquired BLM coastal lands in Humboldt County in Northwest California. The lands addressed by this amendment have been acquired through a combination of fee title and conservation easements, using private donations and state and Federal funds. Approximately 1100 acres have been acquired by the BLM along the Humboldt County coast since completion of the Arcata RMP in 1992. These lands are located in T.6N., R.1W., Secs. 26, 27, 34 and 35; T.4N., R.2W., Secs. 13, 14, 23, 24, 26 and 27; and T.2N., R.3W., Secs. 12, 13, 23, 24, 25, 26, Humboldt Meridian. The plan amendment will fulfill the obligations set forth by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and BLM management policies. The plan amendment will serve to update the Arcata RMP and associated amendments for the affected lands. The BLM will work collaboratively with interested parties to identify the management decisions that are best suited to local, regional, and national needs and concerns. The public scoping process will identify planning issues, develop planning criteria, and outline a vision for area management that reflects the needs and interests of the public and protection of the areas' resource values.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Proposed Devers-Palo Verde No. 2 Transmission Line Project
Document Number: E5-6975
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, (Pub. L. 91-190, 42 U.S.C. 432l et seq.), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), together with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), intend to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/ EIR) for the Devers-Palo Verde 500 kV No. 2 Transmission Line Project (DPV2), proposed by the Southern California Edison Company (SCE). The BLM is the lead Federal agency for the preparation of this EIS in compliance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The CPUC is the lead State of California agency for the preparation of this EIR in compliance with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This notice initiates the public participation and scoping processes for the EIS/EIR and also serves as an invitation for other cooperating agencies to provide comments on the scope and content of the EIS/EIR. Potential cooperating agencies include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Department of Defense, the State Historic Preservation Office, and the California Department of Fish and Game.
Notice of Realty Action: Non-Competitive Lease of Public Land in Fremond County, CO
Document Number: 05-23731
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has determined that approximately 0.055 acres of public land in Fremont County, Colorado, is suitable for lease pursuant to Section 302 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1732).
Notice of Public Meeting: Northwest California Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E5-6865
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northwest California Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Information Collection Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 05-23581
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E5-6778
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC62570 from Red Willow Production Company for lands in Jackson County, Colorado. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Call for Nominations for the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Advisory Board
Document Number: E5-6777
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management is requesting public nominations to fill an unexpired term on the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Advisory Board. The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Advisory Board provides advice regarding management, use, and further development of the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. The Bureau of Land Management will consider public nominations until January 17, 2006.
Direct Sale of Public Land in Rio Arriba and Santa Fe County, NM
Document Number: E5-6776
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes a direct (non- competitive) sale of two parcels of public land, 1.21 acres located in Rio Arriba County and 0.50 acres located in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. The described public land has been examined and through the public-supported land use planning process has been determined to be suitable for disposal by direct sale pursuant to Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (90 Stat. 2750, 43 U.S.C. 1713), as amended, at no less than the appraised fair market value. These sales will resolve the inadvertent trespass by the Heirs of Benerito Ortega (Rio Arriba County) and Joseph Chipman (Santa Fe County).
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease; Nevada
Document Number: E5-6774
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Temporary Closure of Selected Public Lands in La Paz County, AZ, During the Operation of the 2006 Parket 250 and Parket 425 Desert Races
Document Number: E5-6773
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lake Havasu Field Office announces the temporary closure of selected public lands under its administration in La Paz County, Arizona. This action is being taken to help ensure public safety and prevent unnecessary environmental degradation during the officially permitted running of the 2006 Parker 250, and the 2006 Parker 425 Desert Races. Areas subject to this closure include all public land, including county maintained roads and highways located on public lands, that are located within two miles of the designated racecourse. The racecourse and closure areas are described in the Supplementary Information section of this notice. Maps of the designated racecourse are maintained in the Bureau of Land Management Lake Havasu Field Office, 2610 Sweetwater Avenue, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406.