Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 1, Approval of Operations; Correction
On March 7, 2007, the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management jointly published a final rule (72 FR 10308). The dates heading on page 10308 incorrectly set out the effective date as April 6, 2007. The correct effective date of the final rule is May 7, 2007, consistent with the chart on page 10328.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
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 Windsor Wyoming LLC, Discovery Exploration, Inc., Krislen Energy, LC, and The Dean Sanditen Marital Trust for competitive oil and gas lease WYW151267 for land in Park 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 Amend Uncompahgre Basin and San Juan/San Miguel Resource Management Plans and Prepare the Dry Creek Comprehensive Travel Management Plan, Colorado
This document provides notice that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Uncompahgre Field Office, Montrose, Colorado proposes to initiate a comprehensive planning effort that would amend the Uncompahgre Basin and San Juan/San Miguel Resource Management Plans (RMPs) to address travel management within the Field Office until a Resource Management Plan Revision can be completed.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Updating Cumulative Effects Analysis for the Newmont Mining Corporation South Operations Area Project Amendment, Nevada
In accordance with section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and 43 CFR part 3809, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko Field Office will be preparing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to update the cumulative effects analysis for Newmont Mining Corporation's South Operations Area Project Amendment (SOAPA) gold mine in Elko County, Nevada. The project was authorized in 2002. The BLM is asking the public for information on any new or proposed projects within the cumulative effects areas which could contribute cumulative effects. We are also asking the public to review the cumulative effects areas as defined in the 2002 SOAPA EIS. This EIS can be reviewed on or downloaded from the Elko BLM's Web page, http://www.nv.blm.gov/elko.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Updating Cumulative Effects Analysis for the Newmont Mining Corporation Leeville Project, Nevada
In accordance with section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and 43 CFR part 3809, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko Field Office will be preparing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to update the cumulative effects analysis for Newmont Mining Corporation's Leeville gold mine in Elko County, Nevada. The project was authorized in 2002.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting, Colorado
The Secretary of the Interior proposes to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6733 for an additional 20-year period. PLO No. 6733 withdrew 100 acres of National Forest System land in Gunnison County, Colorado, from location and entry under the general mining laws for the protection of the Bureau of Reclamation Silver Jack Recreation Area. This notice gives the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed action and to request a public meeting.
Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 1, Approval of Operations
This final rule revises existing Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 1 which was published in the October 21, 1983, edition of the Federal Register. The Order provides the requirements necessary for the approval of all proposed oil and gas exploratory, development, or service wells on all Federal and Indian (other than those of the Osage Tribe) onshore oil and gas leases, including leases where the surface is managed by the U.S. Forest Service (FS). It also covers most approvals necessary for subsequent well operations, including abandonment. The revision is necessary due to provisions of the 1987 Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act (Reform Act), the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Act), legal opinions, court cases since the Order was issued, and other policy and procedural changes. The revised Order addresses the submittal of a complete Application for Permit to Drill or Reenter package (APD), including a Drilling Plan, Surface Use Plan of Operations, evidence of bond coverage and Operator Certification. The final rule ensures that the processing of APDs is consistent with the Act and clarifies the regulations and procedures that are to be used when operating in split estates, including those lands within Indian country. The final rule addresses using Master Development Plans (which address two or more APDs) to approve multiple well development proposals and encourages the voluntary use of Best Management Practices as a part of APD processing. Finally, the rule requires additional bonding on certain off-lease facilities and clarifies the BLM's authority to require this additional bond.
Notice of Public Meetings, McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area Advisory Council Meeting
The McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area (MCNCA) Advisory Council will hold four meetings, scheduled on March 22, 2007; June 21, 2007; September 20, 2007; and December 13, 2007. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. and will be held at the Mesa County Administration Building; 544 Rood Avenue, Grand Junction, CO.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement To Analyze the Proposed Mount Hope Project Plan of Operations (NVN-082096) for the Mount Hope Molybdenum Mine
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) subparts 1500- 1508, and 43 CFR subpart 3809, notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Battle Mountain Field Office will be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Mount Hope Project, a proposed open pit molybdenum mine, mill, and associated facilities, located on public and private lands in Eureka County, Nevada.
Shooting Closure on Certain Lands Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Las Vegas Field Office
The Field Manager of the Las Vegas Field Office is proposing to close selected public lands under its administration within Nye County, Nevada, to target shooting. The proposed closure is to ensure the safety of persons and property adjacent to these selected public lands. The rapid increase in population and growth of Pahrump, Nevada has created conflicts between new residential areas and traditional public lands users accustomed to target shooting on public lands around Pahrump. There have been incidents of damage to private property and indiscriminate shooting towards residential areas by public land users. Trash accumulation from items used as targets is also affecting the condition of the public lands. This action is being taken to help ensure public safety and prevent environmental degradation. This proposed closure does not apply to hunting under the laws and regulations of the State of Nevada.
Notice of Emergency Closure/Restriction Order
Pursuant to 43 CFR 8364.1, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Upper Snake Field Office (USFO) will temporarily close parts of four sections of public lands to car and truck traffic. This closure will cut off of certain roads to target shooting. BLM is taking this action because of uncontrolled, open, illegal dumping by members of the public of unwanted and waste items. Any person who fails to comply with a closure or restriction order issued under this authority may be subject to the penalties provided in 43 CFR 8360.0-7. The closure is effective immediately upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
Revised Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan and Associated Environmental Impact Statement for the Carrizo Plain National Monument, California
This notice is a revision of the April 24, 2002 Notice of Intent (Federal Register Volume 67, Number 79, pages 20152-20153). In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, and the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR 1501.7, 43 CFR 1610.2), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to initiate a new scoping process for a Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS). Previously, the BLM announced that an Environmental Assessment would be prepared in connection with the RMP for the Carrizo Plain National Monument. By this notice, the BLM is announcing public scoping meetings.
Notice of Intent to Prepare a Resource Management Plans for the Kremmling and Glenwood Springs Field Office and Associated Environmental Impact Statement, Colorado
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kremmling and Glenwood Springs Field Office, Colorado intends to prepare Resource Management Plans (RMP) with an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Kremmling and Glenwood Springs planning areas and by this notice is announcing public scoping meetings. The Field Offices will simultaneously revise their respective RMPs for the BLM- administered public lands within each Field Office under one EIS. The RMPs will replace the existing Kremmling and Glenwood Springs RMPs.
Notice of Availability of the Ironwood Forest National Monument Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DRMP/DEIS), Arizona
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 Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DRMP/DEIS) for the Ironwood Forest National Monument and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Notice of Availability of Eastern San Diego County Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) for the El Centro Field Office. The Draft RMP/EIS addresses public lands managed by the El Centro Field Office in the eastern portion of San Diego County, California, and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Notice of Public Meeting: Recreation Subcommittee Meeting of the BLM Nevada Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin, Northeastern Great Basin and Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Councils (RACs)
In accordance with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004 (FLREA), the Recreation Subcommittee will hold a meeting to establish guidelines for the newly formed Recreation Subcommittee, to discuss a proposal for establishing a fee at Bob Scott campground managed by the Forest Service and to discuss a proposal to raise fees at BLM campgrounds managed by the BLM Nevada Elko Field Office. Date and Time: The Recreation Subcommittee will meet on Thursday, March 29, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Bureau of Land Management, Nevada State Office. All meetings are open to the public. A general public comment period, where the public may submit oral or written comments to the Recreation Subcommittee will begin at approximately 11 a.m. unless otherwise listed in the final meeting agenda. A final detailed agenda, with any additions/corrections to agenda topics, location, field trips and meeting times, will be sent to local and regional media sources at least 14 days before each meeting, and hard copies can also be mailed or sent via FAX. Individuals who need special assistance such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, or who wish a hard copy of each agenda, should contact Barbara Keleher no later than 10 days prior to each meeting.
Notice of Final Amended Supplementary Rules for Public Land Administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado Relating to the Unlawful Use of Alcohol by Underage Persons, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs, Firearms and Drug Paraphernalia Use and Possession on Public Land
The Colorado State Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is amending the supplementary rules published in 2003 (January 14, 203, 68 FR 1858) for the public lands within the State of Colorado. The supplementary rules relate to the illegal use of alcohol and drugs on the public lands. The amended supplementary rules are necessary to protect natural resources and the health and safety of public land users. These amended supplementary rules will allow BLM personnel to continue enforcement of existing public land regulations pertaining to alcohol and drug use in a manner consistent with current state laws as contained in the Colorado Revised Statutes.
Notice of Public Meeting, Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory Council Meeting; Idaho
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) Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.