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

Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and To Initiate the Public Scoping Process
Document Number: 05-3630
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to section 102(2) (c) of the National Environmental PolicyAct (NEPA) of 1969, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, notice is hereby given that the Winnemucca Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is initiating the preparation of an EIS to analyze a proposed silver and gold mine expansion, closure, and reclamation plan as proposed by Coeur Rochester, Inc. (CRI), in Plan of Operations Amendment 7 for the Coeur Rochester Mine, located in Pershing County, Nevada.
Notice of Invitation: Coal Exploration License Application WAOR 60818
Document Number: 05-3629
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Members of the public are invited to participate with Transalta Centralia Mining LLC in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in Lewis County, Washington.
Notice of Availability: Pipeline/South Pipeline Pit Expansion Project Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 05-3628
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations found at 40 CFR parts 1500-1508, notice is hereby given of the availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) for comment, prepared by the Battle Mountain Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The FSEIS analyzes the environmental effects of the Proposed Action, Complete Backfill Alternative, No Backfill Alternative, and the No Action Alternative.
Notice of Realty Action: Segregation Terminated, Direct Sale of Public Lands, Washoe County, NV
Document Number: 05-3622
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
A five acre parcel of public land near the town of Gerlach, in Washoe County, Nevada, has been examined and found suitable for sale utilizing direct sale procedures.
Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules on Public Land in Oregon and Washington
Document Number: 05-3421
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Oregon State Office is proposing supplementary rules for public lands within the States of Oregon and Washington. The rules are needed in order to protect the area's natural resources and provide for public health and safety. The rules are based on existing regulations and address camping and occupancy, vehicles and off-road vehicles, fire, conduct, firearms, sanitation and refuse and permits. The supplementary rules promote consistency between BLM and other natural resource agencies including the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Oregon Parks and Recreation, and the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: 05-3560
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
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-Eastern States, Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Notice of Public Meeting, Alaska Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 05-3536
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
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) Alaska Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Application for Conveyance of Mineral Interest; Montana
Document Number: 05-3522
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is given that, pursuant to section 209b of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1719(b)), Mr. Tim Weikert has applied to purchase the mineral estate described as follows:
Designation of Addition to Special Areas in National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska; Alaska
Document Number: 05-3521
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This Notice provides official publication of an addition to the designated Special Areas located within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The designation of the Kasegaluk Lagoon Special Area is pursuant to the Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976, and in accordance with the Record of Decision for the Northwest National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Final Integrated Activity Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (IAP/EIS).
Notice of Applications for Recordable Disclaimer of Interest in Public Highway Rights-of-Way Established Pursuant to Revised Statute 2477 (43 U.S.C. 932, Repealed October 21, 1976); Roads D28 and D30 in Daggett County, UT; Hickory Peak Road in Beaver County; and Horse Valley Road in Beaver and Iron Counties
Document Number: 05-3520
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
On September 15, 2004 the State of Utah and Daggett County submitted two applications for recordable disclaimers of interest from the United States. These recordable disclaimer of interest applications are identified by BLM Serial Number UTU-81879 for Road D28 and UTU- 81880 for Road D30, both in Daggett County, Utah. On December 8, 2004 the State of Utah and Beaver and Iron Counties submitted two additional applications for recordable disclaimers of interest from the United States. These recordable disclaimer of interest applications are identified by BLM Serial Number UTU-82193 for Hickory Peak Road in Beaver County, Utah and UTU-82194 for Horse Valley Road in Beaver and Iron Counties, Utah. Recordable disclaimers of interest, if issued, would confirm that the United States has no property interest in the identified public highway rights-of-way. This Notice is intended to notify the public of the pending applications and the State's and Counties' grounds for supporting them. Specific details of the applications are provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Order Providing for Opening of Land; New Mexico
Document Number: 05-3519
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order opens land to the public land laws generally, including the mining laws. The land has been and remains open to mineral leasing.
Notice of Realty Action, Sale of Public Land in Owyhee County, ID
Document Number: 05-3518
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has determined that 30 acres of public land located in Owyhee County, Idaho is suitable for direct sale to Owyhee County under Sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (90 Stat 2750, 43 U.S.C. 1713).
Expiration of Public Land Order and Opening of Lands; Idaho
Document Number: 05-3517
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management announces the expiration of one public land order affecting 19.09 acres of public land. This action will open the land to surface entry and mining.
Expiration of Bureau of Reclamation Withdrawal and Opening of Lands; Utah
Document Number: 05-3516
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Public Land Order 6550, which withdrew 159.91 acres of National Forest System lands from mining for use by the Bureau of Reclamation in constructing recreation facilities associated with the Upalco Unit of the Central Utah Project, has expired. This order opens the lands to location and entry under the mining laws.
Lease of Public Land: Paxson, AK
Document Number: 05-3405
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This notice of realty action involves a proposal for a 20 year renewable commercial lease to the State of Alaska, Department of Fish and Game, Commercial Fisheries. The lease is intended to authorize the maintenance and operation of a fish hatchery on public lands.
Notice of Decision Approving Lands for Conveyance: Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 05-3404
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-23
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 Igiugig, Native Corporation. The lands are located in Tps. 11 and 12 S., R. 37 W., Seward Meridian, Alaska, in the vicinity of Igiugig, Alaska, and contain 503.00 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News.
Emergency Route Restriction Order Within the Upper Hughes Creek Allotment (#4410), Moffat County, CO
Document Number: 05-3300
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order closes two unauthorized construction routes on public lands to motorized use in the areas within the Upper Hughes Creek Allotment, Moffat County, Colorado. This order does not modify the current Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) classification of ``open'' in this area. The order is an emergency measure that prohibits the use of any motorized wheeled vehicles on the identified routes.
Disclaimer of Interest in Lands, Idaho
Document Number: 05-3299
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
An application has been filed by Dana L. Hofstetter, Attorney at Law on behalf of Ray and Dorolene Obendorf and prospective purchaser, Jim Scarrow, for a recordable disclaimer of interest from the United States.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: 05-3298
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
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 WYW121452 for lands in Sublette 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 Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement, Westside Irrigation District Land Conveyance Project, Big Horn and Washakie Counties, WY
Document Number: 05-3297
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Public Law 106-485 (November 9, 2000; 114 Stat. 2199) directs the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to convey all right, title, and interest (excluding mineral interest) in a parcel of public land in Big Horn County and Washakie County, Wyoming. The parcel of land to be conveyed comprises approximately 16,500 acres. Conveyance is to be made to the Westside Irrigation District at appraised value. The sale to the District is to take place after ``completion of an environmental analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act'' (NEPA) by the BLM. Under the provisions of Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the BLM announces its intentions to prepare an EIS and to solicit public comments regarding issues and resource information.
Notice of Realty Action: Lease/Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes, Las Vegas, NV
Document Number: 05-3296
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has determined that land located in Clark County, Nevada is suitable for classification for lease/conveyance to the City of Las Vegas.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: 05-3295
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
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 WYW155783 for lands in Carbon 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 Invitation-Coal Exploration License Application MTM 94066
Document Number: 05-3294
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Members of the public are hereby invited to participate with Western Energy Company in a program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in lands located in Rosebud County, Montana, encompassing 228.17 acres.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed “M” Pit Mine Expansion at Montana Tunnels Mine
Document Number: 05-3293
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Butte Field Office, and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the ``M'' Pit Mine Expansion at Montana Tunnels Mine. The BLM and DEQ will announce a public scoping meeting to identify relevant issues in advance through BLM's and DEQ's web sites and in local news media at least 15 days prior to the event.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, Utah
Document Number: 05-3289
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with section 31 (d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease UTU76767 for lands in Uintah County, Utah, was timely filed and required rentals accruing from October 1, 2004, the date of termination, have been paid.
Notice of Public Hearing and Request for Written Comments on Fair Market Value and Maximum Economic Recovery; Coal Lease By Applications OKNM 104763, OKNM 107920 and OKNM 108097
Document Number: 05-3288
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a public hearing and requests written comments on the fair market value (FMV) and maximum economic recovery (MER) of certain coal resources it proposes to offer for competitive lease sale. The coal in the tracts would be mined by either surface, underground or auger mining methods. The Oklahoma Field Office, BLM has completed the Oklahoma Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) and Decision Record for competitive coal lease applications OKNM 104763, OKNM 107920 and OKNM 108097 in Haskell, Latimer and LeFlore Counties, Oklahoma. The Decision Record was signed by the New Mexico BLM State Director on September 29, 2004. The decision is to implement the BLM's preferred alternative, which will result in offering for lease, the three lease application areas with stipulations, and mitigations as described in the RMPA. The Liberty West tract, OKNM 104763 is located in Haskell County, Oklahoma, and encompasses 640 acres. Estimated recoverable Federal reserves of bituminous coal from the Stigler seam is 2.366 million tons; 2.322 million tons recoverable by surface mining methods, and 44,000 tons recoverable by auger mining. The proximate analysis of the coal on a received basis averages 14,087 BTU/lb., with 2.2% moisture, 1.4% sulfur, 6.7% ash, 64.2% fixed carbon, and 26.7% volatile matter. The Bull Hill tract, OKNM 107920 is located in Latimer and LeFlore Counties, Oklahoma, and encompasses 3,863.17 acres. Estimated recoverable Federal reserves of bituminous coal from two splits of the Lower Hartshorne seam is 8.993 million tons; 4.107 million tons recoverable by surface mining methods, 2.724 million tons recoverable by auger mining, and 2.162 million tons recoverable by underground mining methods. The proximate analysis of the coal on a received basis averages 13,450-14,000 BTU/lb., with 2.9-4.7% moisture, 0.8-1.4% sulfur, 5.6-7.1% ash, 53.5-72.3% fixed carbon, and 17.8-35.9% volatile matter. The McCurtain tract, OKNM 108097 is located in Haskell County, Oklahoma, and encompasses 2,380 acres. Estimated recoverable Federal reserves of bituminous coal from the Hartshorne seam is 6.538 million tons recoverable by underground mining methods. The proximate analysis of the coal on a received basis averages 13,960 BTU/lb., with 3.1% moisture, 0.9% sulfur, 6.7% ash, 68.2% fixed carbon, and 22.0% volatile matter. The public is invited to submit written comments on the FMV and MER of the tracts proposed to be offered for lease and on factors that may affect FMV and MER. A public hearing will be held to accept testimony on FMV and MER of the proposed lease tracts at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at the BLM Oklahoma Field Office in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Notice of Meeting; National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Document Number: 05-3287
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Advisory Board will meet in a conference room at the Best Western Sunridge Inn (541-523-6444), One Sunridge Way in Baker City, OR from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., (Pacific Time PT) on Thursday, March 31, 2005. The meeting topics may include; reports from the Standing Committees (Economic Development, Visitation, Education and Community Liaison), a roundtable to allow members to introduce new issues to the board, and other matters as may reasonably come before the Board. The entire meeting is open to the public. For a copy of the information to be distributed to the Board members, please submit a written request to the Vale District Office 10 days prior to the meeting. Public comment is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Pacific Time (PT).
Colorado: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: 05-3149
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plats of survey of the following described land will be officially filed in the Colorado State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Lakewood, Colorado, effective 10 a.m., February 10, 2005. All inquiries should be sent to the Colorado State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215-7093. The field notes of the remonumentation of certain corners in Township 2 North, Range 43 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Group 750, Colorado, was accepted October 18, 2004. The Plat, representing the dependent resurveys and surveys in section 34, Township 36 North, Range 7 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Group 1401, Colorado, was accepted October 20, 2004. The plat (in 2 sheets), of the entire record, representing the dependent resurvey and survey, in Township 22 South, Range 71 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Group 1275, Colorado, was accepted November 5, 2004. The Plat, representing the dependent resurveys and surveys in Township 2 South, Range 80 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Group 1402, Colorado, was accepted November 15, 2004. The Plat, representing the dependent resurveys and surveys in Township 1 North, Range 80 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Group 1402, Colorado, was accepted November 15, 2004. The Plat, representing the dependent resurvey in Township 8 South, Range 76 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Group 1409, Colorado, was accepted December 9, 2004. The Supplemental Plat, creating new lots 86 and 87, in section 30, Township 1 North, Range 71 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, was accepted December 27, 2004. These plats and remonumentation notes were requested by the Bureau of Land Management for administrative and management purposes. The Supplemental Plat, creating lot 1 in section 30, Township 3 South, Range 74 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, was accepted November 30, 2004. The Plat (in 6 sheets), representing the segregation of mineral surveys in section 30, Township 1 North, Range 71 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Group 1008, Colorado, was accepted December 21, 2004. These plats were requested by the U. S. Forest Service, to facilitate a land exchange, and for administrative and management purposes.
Public Land Order No. 7625; Withdrawal of National Forest System Lands for the Gallinas Peak and West Turkey Cone Electronic Sites; New Mexico
Document Number: 05-3053
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order withdraws 140 acres of National Forest System lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws for 20 years to protect the Gallinas Peak and West Turkey Cone Electronic Sites.
Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board; Meeting
Document Number: 05-3031
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces that the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will conduct a meeting on matters pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation's public lands.
OMB Control Number 1004-0041; Information Collection Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 05-2934
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
OMB Control Number 1004-0103; Information Collection Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 05-2933
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice of Realty Action Competitive Sale of Public Land, Washoe County, NV
Document Number: 05-2932
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
A 30 acre public parcel of land located in the Pleasant Valley south of Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, has been examined and found suitable for sale utilizing competitive sale procedures.
Meeting of the Central California Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 05-2629
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-15
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) Central California Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Idaho: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: 05-2763
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-14
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 Idaho State Office, Boise, Idaho, 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Notice To Close 2235 Acres of Public Land To Discharge of Firearms at the Glendive Short Pine OHV Area
Document Number: 05-2745
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that 2235 acres of public land is closed to the discharge of firearms for public safety concerns. The closed property is within the Glendive Short Pine OHV Management Area, which is located six and a half miles south of the town of Glendive, Montana by way of highway 335, commonly known as the Marsh Road. The specific land identified for closure includes:
Notice of Meeting of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group's Transportation Task Group
Document Number: 05-2639
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-11
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 Seasonal Closure of Public Lands to Motorized Vehicle Use
Document Number: 05-2638
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) subpart 8364, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces its intentions to close certain BLM-administered public lands to all types of motor vehicle use during the period of January 1 through April 30, annually. This seasonal closure is needed to protect public lands and resources and to minimize stress to wintering elk, moose, pronghorn antelope and mule deer. This seasonal closure affects public lands located within the Raymond Mountain Wilderness Study Area (WSA), Slate Creek, Rock Creek, and Bridger Creek winter ranges. Except for travel on highways or county roads, motorized vehicle travel within these areas will be allowed only by written authorization from the Kemmerer Field Manager. Personnel of the BLM, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, U.S. Department of Agriculture-APHIS & Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and law enforcement personnel are exempt from this closure only when performing official duties. Operators of existing oil and gas facilities may perform maintenance and pumping, as approved, and livestock operators may perform permitted activities.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: 05-2637
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-11
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 WYW141360 for lands in Sweetwater 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 Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Jonah Infill Drilling Project, Sublette County, WY
Document Number: 05-2636
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and associated regulations, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in cooperation with the State of Wyoming, announces the availability of a DEIS that evaluates, analyzes, and discloses to the public direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts of a proposal to continue to develop a natural gas field by increasing the density of well locations by drilling additional wells. This practice is known as ``infill'' drilling. The Jonah Infill Drilling Project (JIDP) area is located approximately 32 miles southeast of Pinedale and 28 miles northwest of Farson, Sublette County, Wyoming. The JIDP area is approximately 30,200 acres in Townships 29 and 30 North, Range 114 West, 6th Principal Meridian. The DEIS analyzes a proposal made by EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., (EnCana) and BP America Production Company (BP), referred to collectively as ``the Companies,'' to increase development of Federal natural gas resources in an area known as the Jonah Field. The Companies' proposal includes drilling up to 3,100 natural gas wells from existing and new well pads, at a minimum well pad density of 64 well pads per aliquot section (1 wellpad/10 acres), and at a rate of 250 wells per year. The infill drilling is expected to be concentrated in a 21,000 acre portion of the Jonah Field. The proposed life of project (LOP) is 70 to 80 years with the majority of drilling and development activities to occur within the first 8 to 12 years following approval. The proposal also includes constructing or upgrading associated ancillary transportation and transmission facilities within the 30,200 acres project area. The total project area is comprised of: Approximately 28,280 acres of Federal surface and mineral estate administered by the BLM; 1,280 acres of State of Wyoming surface and minerals; and 640 acres of private surface ownership with Federal mineral (split estate). Under the provisions of NEPA, the State of Wyoming assisted in the preparation of the DEIS as a cooperating agency.
Notice of Availability of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 05-2634
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-11
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 and 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 Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument (CSNM). This planning activity encompasses approximately 52,947 acres of public land located in Jackson County in southwestern Oregon. The BLM has and will continue to work closely with all interested parties to identify management decisions that best protect public lands in the monument. Final decisions will supercede the Medford District Resource Management Plan completed in 1995 for lands within the CSNM area and provide direction for management of these public lands.
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 05-2549
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-10
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) Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Final Supplementary Rules for Developed Recreation Sites Within the Area Managed by the Butte Field Office; Montana
Document Number: 05-2540
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Butte Field Office, is implementing supplementary rules. These supplementary rules will apply to the public lands within developed recreation sites managed by the Butte Field Office. The BLM has determined these supplementary rules are necessary to: Protect natural resources in the areas; protect public health; enhance the safety of area visitors and neighboring residents; and provide a more equitable means for visitors to obtain overnight camping units within developed recreation sites where demand is the highest.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: 05-2539
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-10
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 WYW149228 for lands in Campbell 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 Realty Action; Direct Sale of Public Land, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
Document Number: 05-2538
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to dispose of 22.07 acres of Federal land in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico by direct sale to the existing tenant in possession of the land.
Group No. 38, Illinois; Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: 05-2506
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-09
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-Eastern States, Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan Revision and Environmental Impact Statement for Eastern Montana
Document Number: 05-2111
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701), as amended; the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321), as amended; and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will revise two Resource Management Plans (RMPs) by combining the Powder River and Big Dry RMPs (to be called the ``Miles City Field Office RMP'') and preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the effects of land and mineral management options. The RMP and EIS are scheduled for completion by December 2007.
Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act Classification; Lease and Conveyance of Public Land in Sierra County, NM
Document Number: 05-2084
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In Federal Register, Vol. 70, No. 2, Notices, beginning on page 379 in the issue of Tuesday, January 4, 2005, make the following correction. Under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION heading, the legal description should read:
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming
Document Number: 05-1902
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is scheduled to file the plats of surveys of the lands described below thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement, To Initiate Scoping, Provide Notice of a Public Meeting, and To Solicit Comments on Fair Market Value and Maximum Economic Recovery for a Federal Coal Lease Application Received From Cordero Mining Company for a Coal Tract in the Decertified Powder River Federal Coal Production Region, WY
Document Number: 05-1599
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has received a competitive coal lease application from Cordero Mining Company for a maintenance tract of Federal coal adjacent to the company's Cordero Rojo Mine in Campbell 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, which was applied for as a lease by application (LBA) under the provisions of 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 3425.1, is called the Maysdorf Tract and has been assigned LBA case number WYW154432. Consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, BLM must prepare an environmental analysis prior to holding a competitive Federal coal lease sale. In accordance with the provisions of section 102(2)(C) of NEPA, BLM is announcing it will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for this lease application and is soliciting public comments regarding issues and resource information.