Bureau of Land Management 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Public Meeting, North Slope Science Initiative, Science Technical Advisory Panel
Document Number: E7-25393
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
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, North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) Science Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) will meet as indicated below:
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E7-25387
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of Public Law 97-451, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of the oil and gas leases, ARES 52198 and ARES 52200 located in Scott and Montgomery County, Ouachita N.F., Arkansas, and ARES 53624 located in Yell County, Ouachita N.F., Arkansas. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all rentals due since the date the leases terminated under law.
Arizona: Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act Classification
Document Number: E7-25384
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The following public lands in Yuma County, Arizona, have been examined by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and found suitable for classification for lease or conveyance to the Yuma County Free Library District (AZA 33391) and Yuma County (AZA 34206) under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, 43 U.S.C. 869 et seq., and under Section 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act, 43 U.S.C. 315(f), and Executive Order No. 6910.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease SDM 90990
Document Number: E7-25382
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Per 30 U.S.C. 188(d), GPE Energy, Inc. and Spyglass Cedar Creek LP timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease SDM 90990, Harding County, South Dakota. The lessee paid the required rental accruing from the date of termination. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $10 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 $163 cost for publishing this Notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Sec. 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). 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 $10 per acre; The increased royalty of 16 2/3 percent or 4 percentages above the existing competitive royalty rate; and The $163 cost of publishing this Notice.
Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0009
Document Number: E7-25217
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. The ICR is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2007. The BLM may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, the BLM may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB. On June 21, 2006, the BLM published a notice in the Federal Register (71 FR 35698) requesting comment on this information collection. The comment period ended on August 21, 2006. The BLM received no comments. You may obtain copies of the collection of information and related forms and explanatory material by contacting the BLM Information Collection Clearance Officer at the telephone number listed in the ADDRESSES section below.
Notice of Availability of a Revised Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Pinedale Anticline Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Project, Sublette County, WY
Document Number: E7-24955
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) of 1969, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of a Revised Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for long-term development of natural gas resources in the Pinedale Anticline Project Area (PAPA). The BLM released a Draft Supplemental Impact Statement (DSEIS) on December 15, 2006. The comment period for the DSEIS closed on April 6, 2007. Based upon public comments, BLM is reissuing a Revised Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (RDSEIS) to include the analysis of two additional alternatives. The RDSEIS includes the three alternatives that were analyzed in the original draft: the no action, proposed action, and the BLM preferred alternative. It also includes two additional alternatives: One based upon the comments BLM received from oil and gas proponents and the State of Wyoming Game and Fish; and an additional alternative which analyzes full field development with current wildlife timing stipulations in place. The first added alternative analyzes the effects of continued development activities during winter under relaxed wildlife timing stipulations within a core area of the PAPA. In addition, leases on the East and West flanks of the PAPA are proposed to be placed in suspense to offset affected winter habitat in the core development areas. A wildlife matrix and mitigation fund has been incorporated into this alternative to address on and off-site mitigation. The second added alternative analyzes the effects of full field development with wildlife timing stipulations carried forward from the 2000 PAPA ROD and subsequent PAPA decision documents. This alternative would allow for the development of 4399 wells, the level of development currently considered necessary to effectively recover the oil and gas resources. In addition to the two new alternatives, the RDSEIS will analyze pace of development. This analysis will show levels of impact associated with the number of rigs operating at any one time in the PAPA.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Transfer of Jurisdiction, and Opportunity for Public Meeting; California
Document Number: E7-25110
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Secretary of the Interior proposes to withdraw approximately 472 acres of Federal lands from surface entry and mining and transfer jurisdiction to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to be managed as part of the Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). This notice segregates the lands for up to 2 years from surface entry and mining while various studies and analyses are made to support a final decision on the withdrawal application. The lands will remain open to mineral and geothermal leasing and mineral material sales.
Notice of Public Meeting: Northeast California Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E7-25034
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-27
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) Northeast California Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meetings, Southwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council Meetings
Document Number: E7-25026
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Bureau of Land Management published notice in the Federal Register, Dec. 13, 2007, listing an incorrect meeting date.
Notice Public Meetings: Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada
Document Number: E7-25024
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-27
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) Mojave- Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: E7-25019
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-27
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 Realty Action: Segregation for a Direct Sale of Public Land in Lander County, Nevada
Document Number: 07-6196
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
A parcel of public land of approximately 2.65 acres in Lander County, Nevada is being proposed for sale under the provisions of section 203 of the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1713), at no less than the appraised fair market value to resolve unauthorized use of the public lands.
WYOMING: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E7-24926
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
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 from Nerd Gas Company, LLC for competitive oil and gas lease WYW157577 for land in Uinta 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.
WYOMING: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E7-24925
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
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 from Gasconade Oil Co. for competitive oil and gas lease WYW155501 for land 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.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E7-24825
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
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 Chugach Alaska Corporation for lands located in the Prince William Sound, Alaska. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News.
Notice of Availability of Draft Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resource Management Plan Amendments To Address Land Use Allocations in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E7-24811
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared the Draft Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resource Management Plan Amendments To Address Land Use Allocations in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS). By this notice, the BLM is announcing the opening of a 90-day public review and comment period for the PEIS. The planning area lies within the Green River Formation in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.
Notice of Intent (NOI) To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Notice of Public Meeting on a Federal Coal Lease-by-Application (LBA) in the Decertified Powder River Federal Coal Production Region, Wyoming
Document Number: E7-24428
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Casper Field Office announces its intent to prepare an EIS on the potential impacts of the application to lease a tract of Federal coal. The EIS will be called the Hay Creek II Coal EIS. Under the provisions of 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 3425.1, the BLM received the following application to lease a maintenance tract of Federal coal in Campbell County, Wyoming: Kiewit Mining Properties Inc. applied for a maintenance coal lease for approximately 1448.873 acres (approximately 148 million tons of recoverable coal) in a maintenance tract of Federal coal adjacent to the Buckskin Mine. The tract, which is referred to as the Hay Creek II Tract, has been assigned case number WYW172684.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases; Nevada
Document Number: E7-24696
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas leases NVN-75674, NVN-75675, NVN-75676, NVN-75677 and NVN-75678 for lands in Elko County, Nevada, was timely filed and was accompanied by all the required rentals accruing from May 1, 2006, the date of termination. No valid lease has been issued affecting the lands. The lessee, Cedar Strat Corp. has agreed to new lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $5 per acre or fraction thereof and 16-2/3 percent, respectively. Cedar Strat Corp. has paid the required $500 administrative fee and has reimbursed the Bureau of Land Management for the cost of this Federal Register notice. Cedar Strat Corp. has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate the lease effective May 1, 2006, subject to the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above.
Notice of Intent To Amend the Grand Junction Resource Management Plan for the Gateway Area, Mesa and Montrose Counties, Colorado
Document Number: E7-24363
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and section 202 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Bureau of Land Management, Grand Junction Field Office, is proposing to amend the Grand Junction Resource Management Plan (1987) to develop and design a recreation management plan and travel system for the Gateway Special Recreation Management Area. The planning area includes 198,000 acres of public land located near the community of Gateway, Colorado. The Gateway planning process was initiated in December of 2007. It has been determined that a plan amendment would be needed to consider the input of interested publics, user groups, and other agencies and to alter RMP allocations.
Notice of Realty Action
Document Number: E7-24577
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable approximately 80.24 acres of public land in Dona Ana County, New Mexico for classification for lease or subsequent conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended (44 Stat. 741, as amended; 43 U.S. C. 869 et seq.) and Section 212 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA of 1976, as amended). Las Cruces Public Schools propose to use the land for a K-5 elementary school and a 6-8 grade middle school and playgrounds.
Notice of Meeting, Front Range Resource Advisory Council (Colorado)
Document Number: E7-24570
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
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) Front Range Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Public Land Order No. 7682; Partial Revocation of Public Land Order No. 3708, as modified by Public Land Order No. 6709; AK
Document Number: E7-24560
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order revokes a Public Land Order, as modified, insofar as it affects approximately 63 acres of land withdrawn from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws for the protection of the Gilmore Satellite Tracking Station at Gilmore Creek northeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. The land is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was withdrawn.
Public Land Order No. 7686; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6675; New Mexico
Document Number: E7-24558
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order extends the duration of the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 6675 for an additional 20-year period. This extension is necessary to continue the protection of the Bureau of Land Management's Quartzite and County Line Recreational Sites along the Rio Grande in Taos and Rio Arriba Counties.
Notice of Intent to Prepare Additional Air Quality Analysis Information for the Little Snake Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS)
Document Number: E7-24532
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Little Snake Field Office, Colorado, announces its intent to prepare additional air quality information. On February 9, 2007, the BLM published a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register (Vol. 72, No. 27, pages 6284-6285) announcing the release of the Draft EIS for public review and comment. The 90-day comment period closed May 16, 2007. During the public comment period, the Environmental Protection Agency, in consultation with BLM, identified areas where additional air quality information would improve the existing analysis in the Draft EIS. As a result, the BLM is preparing an additional air quality analysis. When the additional air quality analysis has been completed, the BLM will present the information for public review and comment. At that time, BLM will only accept comments from the public pertaining to the new air quality information.
Notice of Realty ACTION: Direct (Non-Competitive) Sale of Public Land and Opening Order in Humboldt County, Nevada
Document Number: E7-24524
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
One parcel of public land (Parcel N-66141), located southwest of Winnemucca, Nevada and approximately 177.31 acres, has been examined and found suitable for disposal utilizing direct sale procedures. The authority for the sale is found under Sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), (43 U.S.C. 1713 and 1719). A prior Notice of Realty Action (Notice) was published in the Federal Register on July 13, 2007, Volume 72, Number 134, Page 38612. That Notice contained an error in the legal description of the lands proposed for sale. This Notice serves to correct that error in the appropriate legal description to be offered for sale under N-66141.
Notice of Public Meetings for Proposed Withdrawal in Nye and Clark Counties, NV
Document Number: E7-24522
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Secretary of the Interior proposes to withdraw on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approximately 944,343 acres of public lands from settlement, sale, location, entry, or patent under the United States mining laws for a period of 20 years for the protection of desert tortoise habitat, archaeological and cultural resources, and special wildlife and riparian values on 24 Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) in accordance with Sec. 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of October 21, 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714 (2000). In accordance with 43 CFR 2310.3-1(b), (2)(v), this notice announces public meetings on the proposed withdrawal.
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory Committee-Notice of Renewal
Document Number: E7-24442
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This notice is published in accordance with Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (Pub. L. 92-463). Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture have renewed the Bureau of Land Management's Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretaries with respect to the preparation and implementation of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Management Plan.
Termination of Exchange Segregation and Opening Order; Application for Conveyance of Reserved Federal Mineral Interests, Kern County, CA
Document Number: E7-24426
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This notice cancels and terminates the segregation effect of a proposed land exchange of 121 acres of public land. The land will be opened to location and entry under the general land laws, including the mining laws, subject to valid existing rights, the provision of existing withdrawals, other segregations of record, and the requirements of applicable law.
Notice Public Meetings: Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada
Document Number: E7-24322
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-17
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) Nevada Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Conveyance of Mineral Interests in California
Document Number: E7-24320
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
An application has been filed for the conveyance of the federally owned mineral interest in the tract of land described below in this notice. Publication of this notice temporarily segregates the mineral interests in the public lands covered by the application from appropriation under the mining and mineral leasing laws while the application is being processed.
Notice of Closure of Aviation Areas at Campbell Tract Facility Administrative Site
Document Number: E7-24251
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In the interest of public and operational safety, the Bureau of Land Management is closing four areas used by aircraft at its Campbell Tract Facility in Anchorage, Alaska, to public or private entry, access or use. The four areas are: The Campbell Airstrip and the Campbell Tract Facility heliport, aircraft ramp, and aircraft taxiway between the airstrip and aircraft ramp areas. Recreational uses authorized on other portions of the Campbell Tract and the adjacent Municipality of Anchorage Far North Bicentennial Park are prohibited within the four areas named above. This order is issued under the authority of 43 CFR 8364.1 and affects the following public lands:
Notice of Realty Action: Lease/Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes of Public Lands in Clark County, NV
Document Number: E7-24219
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act request for lease and subsequent conveyance of approximately 10 acres of public land in the City of Henderson, Clark County, Nevada. The City of Henderson proposes to use the land for a city fire station and public park.
Notice of Availability of Draft San Juan Land Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Colorado
Document Number: E7-24208
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-14
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, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (RPA), as amended by the National Forest Management Act of 1976, (NFMA, Sec. 6, 16 U.S.C. 1600.), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) San Juan Field Office and San Juan National Forest, U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has prepared a Draft Land Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DLMP/ DEIS) for the public and National Forest System Lands under their jurisdiction and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. The BLM San Juan Field Office and San Juan National Forest are managed under Service First. The San Juan Public Lands Center (SJPLC) is the joint USFS/BLM Service First Office responsible for the management of these public lands. Service First is a partnership strategy to provide better customer service and be more cost effective in the delivery of those services to users of the public lands in southwest Colorado. This notice also meets BLM requirements in 43 CFR part 1610, 7-2(b) concerning potential Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs).
Notice of Availability, Three Rivers Stone Quarry Expansion Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E7-24206
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-14
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 Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Challis Field Office, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to consider whether to approve an Amended Plan of Operations for L&W Stone Corporation to continue mining flagstone from its Three Rivers Stone Quarry.
Notice of Availability of the Supplemental Air Quality Analyses for the Draft Supplement to the Montana Statewide Final Oil and Gas Environmental Impact Statement and Amendment of the Powder River and Billings RMPs (Draft SEIS), Miles City, MT
Document Number: E7-24205
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Miles City Field Office, has prepared supplemental air quality information for public review. On May 2, 2007, the public comment period on the Draft Supplement to the Montana Statewide Oil and Gas Environmental Impact Statement and Amendment of the Powder River and Billings RMPs (Draft SEIS) ended. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notified the BLM of air quality analysis deficiencies in the Draft SEIS. As a result, the BLM has prepared additional air quality analyses to demonstrate that predicted visibility effects in Class I airsheds can be mitigated. This new air quality analyses supplements the Draft SEIS.
Notice of Realty Action: Lease/Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes, Clark County, NV
Document Number: E7-24147
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for lease and subsequent conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, approximately 10 acres of public land in Clark County, Nevada. Gurdwara Baba Deep Singh, Inc. proposes to use the land for a church and fellowship hall.
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E7-24136
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meetings, Southwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council Meetings
Document Number: E7-24051
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-13
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.
Notice of Public Meeting, Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council Subcommittees for the Glenwood Springs Resource Management Plan Revision
Document Number: 07-6041
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-13
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) Subcommittee on the Glenwood Springs Resource Management Plan (RMP) Revision will meet as indicated below.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E7-24048
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-12
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 Koliganek Natives Limited. The lands are in the vicinity of Koliganek, Alaska, and are located in:
Update of Linear Right-of-Way Rent Schedule
Document Number: E7-23551
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to amend its right-of-way regulations to update the linear right-of-way rent schedule in 43 CFR parts 2800 and 2880. The rent schedule covers most linear rights-of-way granted under Title V of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), and Section 28 of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended (MLA). Those laws require the holder of a right-of-way grant to pay annually, in advance, the fair market value to occupy, use, or traverse public lands for facilities such as power lines, fiber optic lines, pipelines, roads, and ditches. Section 367 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (the Act) directs the Secretary of the Interior to update the per acre rent schedule found in 43 CFR 2806.20. The Act requires that the BLM revise the per acre rental fee zone value schedule by state, county, and type of linear right-of-way use to reflect current land values in each zone. The Act also requires the Secretary of Agriculture (Forest Service) to make the same revisions for rights-of-way on National Forest System (NFS) lands.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Casper Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Wyoming
Document Number: E7-23897
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) management policies, the BLM announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Casper Field Office located in Converse, Goshen, Natrona, and Platte counties, Wyoming. The Wyoming State Director signed the ROD, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved RMP effective immediately.
Southwest Resource Advisory Council; Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Subgroup Meeting
Document Number: E7-23863
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-10
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) Southwest Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) Canyons of the Ancients National Monument (Monument) Subgroup, will meet as directed below.
Notice of Availability of Eastern San Diego County Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement, California
Document Number: E7-23771
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Eastern San Diego County planning area managed by the El Centro Field Office.
Notice of Availability of the Bay Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E7-23719
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a proposed Resource Management Plan/ Final Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) for the Bay planning area, located in southwest Alaska.
Emergency Closure Notice
Document Number: 07-5952
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that two parcels of public land are temporarily closed to all motorized vehicle use. The purpose of this emergency order is to protect federally-listed anadromous fish species, specifically Central Valley fall-run chinook salmon (federal candidate species), Central Valley spring-run chinook salmon (federally threatened), and Central Valley steelhead (federally threatened). The closed area, approximately 160 acres, is described as follows: All public lands in T16N, R5E, Section 22 and lands in T16N, R5E, Section 27, Lots 7 and 8, and the riverbed between the above stated lands. Closure signs will be posted at main entry points to these areas. Maps of the closure area may be obtained from the Folsom Field Office, 63 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA 95630. Phone: (916) 985-4474.
Notice of Extension of Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Revision of Resource Management Plans of the Western Oregon Bureau of Land Management Districts
Document Number: E7-23743
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces an extension of the comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Revision of Resource Management Plans of the Western Oregon Bureau of Land Management Districts. The original notice published in the Federal Register on August 10, 2007 [72 FR 45062] and provided for a comment period to end on November 9, 2007. The BLM is extending the comment period to January 11, 2008.
Granite Mountain LLC Wind Farm, California Desert District, Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report and To Amend the California Desert Conservation Area Plan
Document Number: E7-23728
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Barstow Field Office, Barstow, California, in coordination with the County of San Bernardino (County), California will prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the development and operation of a wind energy farm on public and private lands in the Granite Mountains, north of Apple Valley, California to meet the requirements of both the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and NEPA. The project and associated ancillary facilities will require both BLM and County authorizations. Pursuant to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan, new power generation projects must be evaluated through the planning process. By this notice the BLM is announcing a 30-day period for public scoping of alternatives, issues, the scope of the direct, indirect, and cumulative analysis for this proposal and associated planning criteria. In addition, BLM is requesting the views of other agencies as to the scope and content of the environmental information that is germane to the statutory responsibilities or areas of expertise for your agencies in connection with the proposed project and the analysis of its impacts.
Notice of Realty Action-Recreation and Public Purpose (R&PP) Act Classification, New Mexico
Document Number: 07-5966
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The following described public land is determined suitable for classification for leasing and subsequent conveyance to San Juan County for a Drag Strip, under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, 43 U.S.C. 869 et seq., and under Sec. 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act, 43 U.S.C. 315(f), and Executive Order No. 6910.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Montana
Document Number: E7-23463
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, the Secretary of the Interior proposes to extend Public Land Order No. 6669 for an additional 20-year period. The order withdrew National Forest System land from mining to protect the Lincoln Gulch Historic Site. This notice also gives an opportunity to comment on the proposed action and to request a public meeting. The land has been and will remain open to the appropriate forms of surface entry and mineral leasing.