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

Notice To Cancel a Public Meeting, Steens Mountain Advisory Council
Document Number: 05-1715
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The February 7 and 8, 2005, Steens Mountain Advisory Council Meeting, previously scheduled to be held at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Burns District Office, 28910 Highway 20 West, Hines, Oregon 97738, has been cancelled. The original Federal Register notice announcing the meeting was published Tuesday, December 14, 2004, page number 74535.
Public Land Order No. 7624; Revocation of Secretarial Order Dated October 22, 1920; Idaho
Document Number: 05-1690
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order revokes a Secretarial Order in its entirety as it affects 36,578.69 acres of land withdrawn for the Bureau of Reclamation's Minidoka Project, American Falls Reservoir. The land is located within the Fort Hall Indian Reservation and would return to the management and jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the McGregor Range Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) and Notice of Opening of Public Comment Period With Public Meetings
Document Number: 05-1689
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with Section 202 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the BLM announces the availability of the DEIS for the McGregor Range RMPA. The DEIS documents the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts of four alternative management plans for BLM- administered withdrawn public lands within the McGregor Range. When completed, the RMPA will fulfill the obligations set forth by NEPA, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, and associated Federal regulations.
Notice of Meeting of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group
Document Number: 05-1673
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-31
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 the Amendment to the Northeast National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Final Integrated Activity Plan/Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 05-1730
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Amendment to the Northeast National Petroleum Reserve- Alaska (NPR-A) Final Integrated Activity Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (IAP/EIS) will be made available to the public for a 30-day period beginning on the date the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) files a Notice of Availability of the Final IAP/EIS in the Federal Register. The EPA notice is expected to occur on or about January 28, 2005. A Record of Decision (ROD) will be issued after the 30-day availability period. The ROD will identify the selected alternative as well as mitigation measures. The Final IAP/EIS addresses two primary objectives for the amendment of the Northeast National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska IAP/EIS. 1. Consider making available all or portions of lands currently closed to oil and gas leasing in the Planning Area; and, 2.Consider developing performance-based lease stipulations and ROPs to provide the BLM greater flexibility in protecting important surface resources from the impacts of oil and gas activities, similar to those developed for the Northwest National Petroleum ReserveAlaska. Location of the Document: The Final IAP/EIS will be available in either hard copy or on compact disk at the Alaska State Office, Public Information Center at 222 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99513- 7599. Copies of the Final IAP/EIS will also be available at the following locations: Tuzzy Public Library, Barrow, Alaska; City of Nuiqsut, Nuiqsut, Alaska; City of Atqasuk, Atqasuk, Alaska; City of Anaktuvuk Pass, Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska; City of Bethel, Bethel, Alaska, Z. J. Loussac Public Library, Anchorage, AK; Noel Wien Public Library, Fairbanks, AK. The final IAP/EIS will also be available on the project Web site at http://nenpra.ensr.com/nenpra/default.html.
Notice to Rescind Seasonal Area Closure of Public Lands Along Hauser Lake, MT
Document Number: 05-1603
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The purpose of this notice is to rescind the annual October 15 to December 31 closure of all public lands lying in the 2.5 mile stretch from Canyon Ferry Dam downstream to Brown's Gulch Road and between the east shore of Hauser Lake and Johnny's Gulch Road. The public lands affected by this notice are all lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Sections 5 and 6, T. 10 N., R.1 W., and Section 32, T. 11N., R. 1 W. Principle Meridian, Montana. The closure area that we are rescinding totals 769 acres.
Notice of Realty Action: Change of Use for Recreation and Public Purposes Lease/Conveyance
Document Number: 05-1602
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Clark County, Nevada proposes a park site on 10 acres of public land in Las Vegas, Nevada previously classified for a school site.
Notice of Realty Action: Change of Use for Recreation and Public Purposes Lease/Conveyance
Document Number: 05-1601
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Clark County, Nevada proposes to change the use on 40.87 acres of public land in Las Vegas, Nevada from a fire station and training facility to a fire station, Regional Park and Clark County Family Services building.
Notice of Realty Action: Segregation Terminated, Lease/Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP)
Document Number: 05-1600
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Clark County, Nevada has relinquished an R&PP lease (N-59514) for a fire station site on 2.5 acres of public land in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fire station site is proposed to be relocated on nearby public land (N-77790), located in Clark County, Nevada, which BLM has determined is suitable for classification for lease/conveyance to Clark County.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: 05-1598
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
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 WYW145953 for lands in Lincoln County, Wyoming. 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 Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: 05-1597
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
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 WYW145952 for lands in Lincoln County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Steens Mountain Advisory Council; Call for Nominations
Document Number: 05-1596
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
BLM 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 (Public Law 106-399), BLM gives notice that the Secretary of the Interior intends to call for nominations for terms expiring on the SMAC. This notice requests the public to submit nominations for membership on the SMAC. Any individual or organization may nominate one or more persons to serve on the SMAC. Individuals may nominate themselves for SMAC membership. Nomination forms may be obtained from the Burns District Office, Bureau of Land Management (see address below). To make a nomination, submit a completed nomination form, letters of reference from the represented interests or organizations, and any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications, to the Burns District Office. Nominations may be made for the following categories of interest: One person who is a grazing permittee on Federal land in the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area (CMPA) (appointed from nominees submitted by the County Court of Harney County); One person who is a recognized environmental representative from the local area (appointed from nominees submitted by the Governor of Oregon); A person who participates in what is commonly called dispersed recreation, such as hiking, camping, nature viewing, nature photography, bird watching, horseback riding, or trail walking (appointed from nominees submitted by the Oregon State Director of the BLM); and A person with expertise and interest in wild horse management on Steens Mountain (appointed from nominees submitted by the Oregon State Director for BLM). The specific category the nominee will represent should be identified in the letter of nomination. The 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 BLM). BLM will then forward recommended nominations to the Secretary of the Interior, who has responsibility for making the appointments.
Termination of Classification and Order Providing for Opening of Land, OR 52171
Document Number: 05-1595
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This notice terminates the existing classification in its entirety for public lands that were classified as suitable for lease/ disposal pursuant to the Recreation and Public Purposes Act of June 14, 1926, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.), and opens 3.00 acres of land to surface entry and mining, subject to the existing laws, rules, and regulations applicable to public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management.
Notice of Emergency Closure of Public Lands in Amador County, CA
Document Number: 05-1594
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that certain access roads and certain areas are temporarily closed to all public entry that could result in the spread of Phytophthora cinnamomi, a fungus related to the one responsible for sudden oak death, to uninfected stands of Ione and whiteleaf manzanita as well as to other susceptible plants including natives and ornamentals. These activities include motor vehicle operation and foot traffic.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, Utah
Document Number: 05-1593
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with Title IV of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act (Public Law 97-451), a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease UTU76532 for lands in San Juan County, Utah, was timely filed and required rentals accruing from July 1, 2004, the date of termination, have been paid.
Limitation on Use of Credit and Debit Cards for Payments to the Bureau of Land Management
Document Number: 05-1592
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management has established a $99,999.99 limit on payments made by credit and debit cards. Under U.S. Department of the Treasury regulations, federal agencies are required to use electronic fund transfers for collections and payments, as long as it is cost effective to do so. Fees for large dollar debit and credit card transactions are prohibitive. Cardholders cannot be required to pay any part of the fees which financial institutions charge, directly or indirectly, through any increase in price or otherwise. Customers who need to tender payments larger than the cap are encouraged to make electronic payments using the Automated Clearing House or Federal Wire Transfer procedures.
Notice of Intent To Amend the Little Snake Resource Management Plan for Acquisition and Management of Emerald Mountain
Document Number: 05-1591
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This document provides notice that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will initiate a plan amendment to address acquisition and management of lands in Routt County, Colorado. The lands would be acquired in a proposed land exchange between the State of Colorado (Colorado State Land Board) and the United States (Little Snake Field Office, BLM).
Receipt of Application for Conveyance of Mineral Interests, Josephine County, OR [OR 60700]
Document Number: 05-1590
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This action informs the public of the receipt of an application from Stephen E. Evensen of Murphy, Oregon for conveyance of 20 acres of federal mineral estate from lands administered by the BLM in the Medford District.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) Revision, a Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA), and Associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS); and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings.
Document Number: 05-1567
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The BLM proposes to revise the White Sands RMP and to amend the Mimbres RMP. The revision and amendment and associated environmental analysis will update planning level decisions for public lands in Sierra, Otero, and Dona Ana Counties, which are managed by the Las Cruces Field Office (LCFO), New Mexico. The proposed RMP revision and amendment are intended to address issues that have developed since the previous RMPs were prepared in 1986 and 1994 respectively. This notice initiates the public scoping process to identify specific issues related to the proposed revision and amendment and the NEPA process.
Notice of Relocation/Change of Address/Office Closure; Montana
Document Number: 05-1512
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is given that on February 24, 2005, the Bureau of Land Management's Lewistown Field Office will relocate/move to a new location at 220 Cattail Drive.
Notice of Meeting, Front Range Resource Advisory Council (Colorado)
Document Number: 05-1491
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-27
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 Realty Action, Direct Sale of Public Lands, Lawrence County, SD; Correction
Document Number: 05-1476
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management published a document in the Federal Register of August 28, 2003, concerning a Notice of Realty Action for a Direct Sale of Public Lands. The document contained an incorrect legal description.
Notice of Meeting of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group's Cultural and Historic Task Group
Document Number: 05-1378
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-26
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) Cultural and Historic Task Group (subcommittee) will meet in Pinedale, Wyoming, for a business meeting. Task Group meetings are open to the public.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision (ROD) and Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) for Federal Fluid Minerals Leasing and Development in Sierra and Otero Counties
Document Number: 05-1316
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) management policies, the BLM announces the availability of the ROD/RMPA for Federal fluid minerals leasing and development in Sierra and Otero Counties, New Mexico. The New Mexico State Director has signed the ROD/RMPA, which amends the White Sands RMP.
Notice of BLM Director's Response to an Appeal From the Governor of New Mexico Regarding the Resource Management Plan Amendment for Federal Fluid Minerals Leasing and Development in Sierra and Otero Counties
Document Number: 05-1315
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with 43 CFR 1610.3-2(e), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is publishing the reasons for BLM's rejection of the Governor of New Mexico's appeal regarding the Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) for Fluid Minerals Leasing and Development in Sierra and Otero Counties, New Mexico.
Filing of Plats of Survey; Nevada
Document Number: 05-1260
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public and interested State and local government officials of the filing of Plats of Survey in Nevada.
Idaho: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: 05-1218
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Idaho State Office, Boise, Idaho, 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Teleconference Meeting Notice for the John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 05-1214
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council (JDSRAC) will conduct a public meeting by teleconference on Wednesday, February 23, 2005, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The meeting is open to the public; however, teleconference lines are limited. Please call or contact Peggy Diegan at the Vale District Office, 100 Oregon Street, Vale, OR 97918, (541) 473-3144, to obtain the dial-in number. During the teleconference, the JDSRAC will discuss comments prepared by the OR/WA BLM in response to the Oregon State Draft Sage Grouse Plan and decide whether the RAC has additional comments.
Notice of Realty: Partial Transfer of Patent/Change of Use for Recreation and Public Purposes, Las Vegas, NV
Document Number: 05-1200
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
BLM has determined that land located in Clark County, Nevada is suitable for partial transfer of patent and change of use to Chabad Hebrew Center.
Notice of Meeting of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group's Transportation Task Group
Document Number: 05-1067
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-21
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) Transportation Task Group (subcommittee) will meet in Pinedale, Wyoming, for a business meeting. Task Group meetings are open to the public.
Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Council to the Boise District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
Document Number: 05-996
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
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) Boise District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona
Document Number: 05-972
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plats of survey described below are scheduled to be officially filed in the Arizona State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Phoenix, Arizona, (30) thirty calendar days from the date of this publication.
South Cow Mountain Wet Weather Temporary Closure; Temporary Motor Vehicle Use Closure of the South Cow Mountain Recreation Area Due to Wet Weather/Snow Conditions, Mendocino and Lake Counties, CA
Document Number: 05-1018
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In order to facilitate temporary operations and protect resources in the event of severe seasonal storms and/or natural disasters, the Ukiah Field Office is hereby serving notice that it will be adopting a temporary closure policy to be enacted on an as-needed basis when basic criteria are met. The policy will be in place for up to one year, or upon completion of the Ukiah RMP. The closure will be invoked or lifted through notices in news media outlets, information hot lines and on-the-ground postings. The lands covered by this temporary closure include all public lands administered by the Ukiah Field Office within the South Cow Mountain Recreation Area. Public notices listed on information lines will specify which public lands will be temporarily closed, and will reflect local conditions. One of the following criteria shall be met to temporarily close the area: (1) State, County or Federal road access to the area is closed or restricted to residents and emergency personnel; (2) BLM or emergency response personnel cannot access and/or perform their duties in a given location; (3) Roads or trails are saturated with moisture to the point where vehicle traffic causes ruts or bogs leading to increased erosion. Moisture criteria are detailed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below. The above temporary closure is intended to allow the BLM flexibility in implementing closures while utilizing the most time-effective method of notifying the public. This will also facilitate management to minimize threats to public health and safety, as well as the potential for resource damage. Any time the closure policy is enacted, the following persons will be exempt: (1) Federal, State, or local law enforcement officers, while engaged in the execution of their official duties. (2) BLM personnel or their representatives while engaged in execution of their official duties. (3) Any member of an organized rescue, fire-fighting force, and/or emergency medical services organization while in the performance and execution of an official duty. (4) Any member of a Federal, State, or local public works department while in the performance of an official duty. (5) Any person in receipt of a written authorization of exemption obtained from the Ukiah Field Office. (6) Local landowners, persons with valid existing rights or lease operations, or representatives thereof, who have a responsibility or need to access their property or to continue their operations on public land. (7) Human use and associated foot traffic into the area during the closure period are exempt from this closure restriction.
Notice of Intent To Amend the Challis Resource Management Plan, Idaho
Document Number: 05-1017
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), this notice is to advise the public that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to amend the Challis Resource Management Plan (RMP). The amendment and associated environmental analysis would allow for the potential disposal of public land to Custer County for a solid waste disposal and transfer area near Mackay, Idaho.
Emergency Closure of Public Lands; Natrona County, WY
Document Number: 05-1016
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that certain lands are temporarily closed to motor vehicle use, discharge of firearms, and livestock grazing. The closed area is locally known as the Poison Spider Shooting Area. The public lands affected by this closure are lands administered by the BLM and described as: part of the North \1/2\ of the Northwest \1/4\ and part of the North \1/2\ of the Southwest \1/4\ of Section 14 in Township 33 North, Range 82 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, containing approximately 43 acres. This tract of land is bound on the east by the west bank of the Casper Canal, on the north by the old Poison Spider Road, on the west by the common section line between Sections 14 and 15, and on the south by Poison Spider Road (Natrona County Road 201). The area will be fenced and closure signs will be posted around the perimeter. Maps of the closure area and information on the rehabilitation plans may be obtained from the Casper Field Office. The Poison Spider Shooting Area has been subject to various uses that cumulatively present a hazard to the general public and has resulted in the destruction of public resources. Unrestricted shooting endangers persons traveling on Poison Spider Road (Natrona County Road 201), Natrona County employees working at a gravel pit to the northwest of the site, employees of the Casper-Alcova Irrigation District performing maintenance on the Casper Canal, and threatens livestock authorized to graze on the public lands. Various items of refuse such as refrigerators and propane tanks have been dumped at the site and used as targets for firearms. This may lead to the release of toxic substances into the air and/or soil and may result in explosive situations. The shooting of illegally dumped materials poses a potentially dangerous health hazard to individuals who live and work in this area. Uncontrolled vehicle use has resulted in the destruction of public resources, including vegetation loss, soil compaction, intensive rutting and soil erosion. The Natrona County Road and Bridge Department has agreed to assist the BLM in cleaning up the site. Upon completion of the clean-up, fencing the perimeter and posting signs, acts prohibited by this notice will be enforced.
Montana: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: 05-830
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana, (30) days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
2005 Meeting Notices for the John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 05-786
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council will meet on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Geiser Grand Hotel, 1996 Main Street, Baker City, OR 97814. The meeting may include such topics as, Forest Service Weeds Plan, subcommittee updates on OHV, Noxious Weeds step-down plans, 2005 Annual Work Plan, Workforce Planning impacts on Forest Service and BLM offices, and other matters as may reasonably come before the board. On Thursday, March 24 there may be a field trip to Virtue Flat to watch Sage Grouse. The John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council will meet on Wednesday, June 15, 2005, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Quality Inn, 700 Port Drive Clarkston, WA. The meeting may include such topics as, OHV, Noxious Weeds, Planning, Sage Grouse, and other matters as may reasonably come before the board. On Thursday, June 16, 2005 there may be a field trip to Hells Canyon to discuss noxious weeds, Sage Grouse, OHV roads and trails, and other matters as identified. The John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council will meet on Wednesday, September 21, 2005, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oxford Suites, 2400 SW Court Place, Pendleton, OR 97801. The meeting may include such topics as, Forest Service Weeds Plan, subcommittee updates on OHV, Noxious Weeds, Planning, Sage Grouse, and other matters as may reasonably come before the board. On Thursday, September 22, 2005 there may be a field trip that could include a tour of the Umatilla National Forest office in Pendleton, OR, a wind energy tour in Walla Walla, WA, or an anaerobic digestion site tour. All meetings are open to the public. For a copy of the information to be distributed to the Council members, please submit a written request to the Vale District Office 10 days prior to the meeting. Public comment is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Pacific Time (PT) on March 23, June 15, and September 21, 2005.
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Upper Deschutes Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 05-732
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Proposed Resource Management Plan (PRMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Upper Deschutes portion of the Deschutes Resource Area of the Prineville District. This Notice of Availability also serves as a notice of realty action in accordance with 43 CFR 2920.4 to be made available for non-competitive lease under Section 302(b) of FLPMA for military use by the Oregon Military Department and National Guard.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Resource Management Plan Revision and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Vernal Field Office Planning Area, in Daggett, Duchesne, and Uintah Counties, Utah
Document Number: 05-730
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and regulatory requirements, a Draft RMP Revision/EIS has been prepared for the Vernal Field Office planning area and is available for a 90 day public review and comment period. The Draft RMP Revision/EIS may be viewed and downloaded in PDF format at the project Web site at http://www.vernalrmp.com. Copies of the Draft RMP Revision/EIS will also be available for distribution and review during the comment period at the BLM Vernal Field Office, at the address shown below.
Temporary Closure of Selected Public Lands in La Paz County, Arizona, During the Operation of the 2005 Parker 425 Desert Race
Document Number: 05-731
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management 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 2005 Blue Water Resort and Casino Parker 425 Desert Race. 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, and 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.
Meeting Notice for the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 05-708
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council (SEORAC) will hold a meeting for all members from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time (PT), Monday, February 7, 2005 and 8 a.m. to noon (PT) on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at the Fremont-Winema National Forests, Winema Office, Conference Room, 2819 Dahlia Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601. Members of the public may attend the meeting in person. The meeting topics that may be discussed by the Council include a discussion of issues within Southeast Oregon related to: Election of Officers, Role and Responsibilities of RAC members; Approval of past minutes, 2005 Calendar Dates; RAC Charter Changes. Work Plan Priorities, Update of the Oregon Sage-grouse Plan. Hydrology Presentation, Owyhee River below the dam update, North Lake Recreation Plan update, Wild Horse and Burro update, Fremont-Winema National Forests grazing program update, liaison reports and Federal Official reports. Discussion of the subcommittee priorities and roles, meeting of subcommittees and other issues that may come before the Council. Information to be distributed to the Council members is requested in written format 10 days prior to the Council meeting. Public comment is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. (PT) on Monday February 7, 2005.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: 05-702
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
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 WYW96788 for lands in Converse County, Wyoming. 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 Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: 05-701
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
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 WYW145696 for lands in Big Horn County, Wyoming. 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 Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: 05-700
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
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 WYW145692 for lands in Big Horn County, Wyoming. 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 Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: 05-699
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
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 WYW145713 for lands in Big Horn County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 05-683
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area (MCNCA) Advisory Council will hold its first bi-monthly meeting of 2005 on February 2, 2005. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. and will be held at the Mesa County Administration Building; 544 Rood Avenue, Grand Junction, CO. Additional meetings will also be held on April 6 and June 1 of 2005 at the same location and the same time. Additional meetings for 2005 will be determined at the February 2 meeting and published in the Federal Register.
Notice of Meeting of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group's Reclamation Task Group
Document Number: 05-681
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
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) Reclamation Task Group (subcommittee) will meet in Pinedale, Wyoming, for a business meeting. Task Group meetings are open to the public.
Montana: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: 05-483
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana, (30) days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Idaho: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: 05-408
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has officially filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Idaho State Office, Boise, Idaho, effective 9 a.m., on the dates specified.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement, Pit 14 Lease by Application, Sweetwater County, WY
Document Number: 05-330
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a competitive coal lease application from Black Butte Coal Company (BBCC) for a maintenance tract adjacent to its existing Black Butte Mine in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. A maintenance tract is a parcel of land containing coal reserves nominated for leasing that may be used to extend an existing mine. This tract, assigned case number WYW160394, is called the Pit 14 Tract and was applied for as a lease by application (LBA) under the provisions of 43 Code of Federal Regulations 3425. Consistent with regulations pertaining to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the BLM must prepare an environmental document prior to allowing the coal lease to be sold. Under the provisions of Section 102(2)(c) of NEPA, the BLM announces its intentions to prepare an EIS and to solicit public comments regarding issues and resource information. Consistent with regulations found at 43 CFR 3425, this NOI also serves to notify the public that a coal lease is under consideration.