Bureau of Land Management January 28, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.