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

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: Z7-14391
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice, Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Department of Education
Notice of Realty Action; Issuance of a 5-year Renewable Lease of Public Land, Caribou Lake, Alaska
Document Number: Z7-14336
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NMNM 111742
Document Number: E7-14786
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the Class II provisions of Title IV, Public Law 97-451, and 43 CFR 3108.2-3, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of Non-Competitive oil and gas lease NMNM 111742 from the lessee, Blue Dolphin Energy, LLC, for lands in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. The petition was filed on time and it was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Salem District Resource Advisory Committee:
Document Number: E7-14782
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E7-14646
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
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 Stebbins Native Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Stebbins, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision To Amend Resource Management Plans To Remove the Survey and Manage Mitigation Measure Standards and Guidelines
Document Number: E7-14664
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
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.), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) to amend selected portions of the 1994 Record of Decision for the Northwest Forest Plan by removing the Survey and Manage Mitigation Measure Standards and Guidelines. The ROD amends Resource Management Plans for the BLM Districts in western Oregon and northwestern California. The U.S. Forest Service is expected to concurrently announce a similar decision amending their respective Land and Resource Management Plans. Under the Northwest Forest Plan, Survey and Manage added conservation measures for rare and little known species to BLM and U.S. Forest Service requirements for providing for late successional and old growth forest-related species. These Survey and Manage Standards and Guidelines had made it difficult for the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service to meet the other resource management goals set forth in the Northwest Forest Plan (i.e. timber harvest, hazardous fuels treatment, and ecosystem restoration). Although the Survey and Manage Standards and Guidelines are removed with this decision, conservation of rare and little known species will continue to be accomplished through the other elements of the Northwest Forest Plan and the BLM and U.S. Forest Service's Special Status Species Programs.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E7-14558
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
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 Rocky Mountain Land & Leasing LLC for competitive oil and gas lease WYW157243 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.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E7-14557
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
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 Rocky Mountain Land & Leasing LLC for competitive oil and gas lease WYW157978 for land 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.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E7-14556
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
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 Rocky Mountain Land & Leasing LLC for competitive oil and gas lease WYW157979 for land 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.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E7-14553
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
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 Rocky Mountain Land & Leasing LLC for competitive oil and gas lease WYW157980 for land 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.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E7-14552
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
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 Rocky Mountain Land & Leasing LLC for competitive oil and gas lease WYW157981 for land 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.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E7-14551
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
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 Rocky Mountain Land & Leasing LLC for competitive oil and gas lease WYW159720 for land 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.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E7-14547
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
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 Rocky Mountain Land & Leasing LLC for competitive oil and gas lease WYW159721 for land 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 Public Meeting, Dakotas Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 07-3694
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FELPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Dakotas Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E7-14384
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
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) Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Realty Action: Airport Lease and Non-Competitive (Direct) Sale in Searchlight, NV
Document Number: E7-14338
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to initially lease and then convey 21.4 acres of public land located south of the town of Searchlight, Nevada, for a public airport. An existing airport is located on public and private lands, and the center portion of the airport runway is located on lands currently owned by Searchlight Airpark Developers, LLC (Searchlight). Searchlight proposes to develop a residential airpark on the remaining portion of its private lands and use its 1,600 feet of private runway in conjunction with the 3,700 feet of runway located on public lands. Searchlight has requested that the existing airport runway be leased and then conveyed to it at the appraised fair market value of the land. At a future date, the BLM proposes to sell the 21.4 acres of public airport runway to Searchlight by non-competitive (direct) sale at not less than the appraised fair market value. The sale of the airport runway will require a cadastral survey and updated appraisal prior to conveyance.
Notice of Realty Action; Issuance of a 5-Year Renewable Lease of Public Land, Caribou Lake, AL
Document Number: E7-14336
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has determined that issuance of a 5-Year renewable land lease to resolve unauthorized use and occupancy of public land, approximately one (1) acre in size, on the shore of Caribou Lake, including an existing 10'x14' cabin, located approximately 13 miles southeast of the rural community of Cantwell, Alaska, is consistent with the 1985 BLM Glennallen District Management Framework Plan and East Alaska Final Resource Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement. This action is pursuant to section 302 (b) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, and 43 CFR 2920.0-6. The leasing of public land is within the authority of the Secretary of the Interior. The annual rental amount will be required to be paid in advance as outlined in 43 CFR 2920.8(a), and through Instruction Memorandum AK-2005-028.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E7-14270
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
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 Calista Corporation for lands located in the vicinity of Eek and Goodnews Bay, Alaska. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News.
Notice of Utah Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E7-14054
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-20
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's (BLM) Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Intent To Collect Fees on Public Land in Yellowstone County, Montana Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act
Document Number: E7-13995
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)'s Billings Field Office is proposing to begin collecting fees in 2007 at the Shepherd Ah Nei OHV Area in Yellowstone County, Montana, located in Township 3 N, Range 27 E, Section 1 and Township 3 N, Range 28 E, Section 6. Under Section 2 (13) of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), L. 108-447, the Shepherd Ah Nei OHV Area qualifies as a site wherein visitors can be charged a ``Special Recreation Permit Fee'' authorized under section 3(h). In accordance with REA, and implementing regulations at 43 CFR Part 2930, visitors participating in OHV use (e.g. ATVs, motorcycles, quads), could purchase a Special Recreation Permit (SRP) to operate their vehicle within the riding area. Each OHV operating within the recreation area would be required to purchase and display the permit. Permits would expire on December 31 of the issue year, regardless of when the permit was purchased. Opportunity to purchase an individual SRP pass for the day would be available onsite to facilitate less frequent users. BLM provides individual special recreation permits for management of special areas as defined in 43 CFR Part 2932.11. 1-2., and in REA under section 3(h). The America The BeautifulThe National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, including the Annual, Senior, Access, and Volunteer passes would not be honored and do not apply to the SRP fee. The National Park Passports, Golden Eagle, Golden Age, and Golden Access Passports would also not be honored and do not apply to the SRP fee.
Notice of Intent To Amend the Mountain Valley Management Framework Plan; Utah
Document Number: E7-13994
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
A parcel of public land totaling 4.82 acres in Piute County, Utah is being considered for non-competitive (direct) sale under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) at not less than the appraised fair market value. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to amend the Mountain Valley Management Framework Plan to identify the 4.82 acre parcel for sale.
Notice of Intent To Prepare Resource Management Plans and Associated Environmental Impact Statements for the North Dakota and South Dakota Field Offices, North Dakota and South Dakota
Document Number: E7-13993
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) North Dakota Field Office (NDFO) and South Dakota Field Office (SDFO) intend to prepare Resource Management Plans with associated Environmental Impact Statements (RMP/ EIS) for the NDFO and SDFO planning areas. These RMPs will replace the current North Dakota and South Dakota RMPs.
Notice of Realty Action: (Non-Competitive) Direct Sale of Public Lands, Hinsdale County, CO
Document Number: E7-13798
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The following described 0.76-acre public land parcel near Lake City, Hinsdale County, Colorado, has been examined and found suitable for title transfer by (non-competitive) direct sale to Patsie and Michael DeHuff. The sale will be conducted under the authority of section 203(f)(2) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq. (FLPMA) and CFR 2711.3-3(a), and will take place according to procedures governing direct sale of public land.
Call for Nominations for Gila Box Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-13796
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The BLM is publishing this Notice under Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act to solicit public nominations for four members on the Gila Box Riparian NCA Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee was created through Title 2, Section 201, of the Arizona Desert Wilderness Act of 1990 to provide informed advice to the Safford Field Manager on management of public lands in the Gila Box Riparian NCA in southeastern Arizona. Any individual or organization may nominate one or more persons to serve on the Advisory Committee. Persons wishing to nominate themselves or other individuals should submit an application form, which is available from the BLM Safford Field Office or online at http:// www.blm.gov/az as a link in the News Release section. The application must include at least one letter of recommendation that addresses the nominee's qualifications.
National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Advisory Board; Notice of Reestablishment
Document Number: 07-3460
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-17
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, Public Law 92-463. Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior has reestablished the Bureau of Land Management's National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Advisory Board. The purpose of the Advisory Board will be to advise the Bureau of Land Management's Vale District Manager regarding policies, programs, and long-range planning for the management use, and further development of the Interpretive Center; establish a framework for enhanced partnership and participation between the Bureau and the Oregon Trail Preservation Trust; ensure a financially secure, world-class historical and educational facility, operated through a partnership between the Federal Government and the community. This cooperative relationship enriches and maximizes visitor experiences in the region, and improves the coordination of advice and recommendations from the publics served.
Notice of Public Meeting, Western Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 07-3450
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-16
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), the Western Montana Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Availability of the Kemmerer Draft Resource Management Plan Revision and Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E7-13702
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In compliance 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) announces the availability of the Kemmerer Draft Resource Management Plan Revision and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DRMP/DEIS).
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; Idaho
Document Number: E7-13682
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has determined that certain public lands located in Custer County, Idaho are suitable for classification for conveyance to the Custer County Commission, under authority of the Recreational and Public Purposes Act, June 14,1926 as amended by the Recreation and Public Purpose Act of 1988 (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.),
Notice of Realty Action: Direct (Non-Competitive) Sale of Public Land and Opening Order; Humboldt County, NV
Document Number: E7-13679
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
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 totaling 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) (Pub. L. 94- 579), 43 U.S.C. 1713, 1719.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E7-13525
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-12
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 BP America Production Company of oil and gas lease WYW150434 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 Filing of Plats of Survey; New Mexico
Document Number: 07-3385
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plats of survey described below are scheduled to be officially filed in the New Mexico State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Santa Fe, New Mexico, (30) thirty calendar days from the date of this publication.
Notice of Realty Action:
Document Number: E7-13370
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management published a document in the Federal Register of June 25, 2007, concerning a Recreation and Public Purposes Act classification of public lands located in Iron County, Utah. The document contained an inaccurate legal description for Township 38 South, Range 12 West contained in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Idaho: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: E7-13344
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has officially filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Idaho State Office, Boise, Idaho, effective 9 a.m., on the dates specified.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E7-13325
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-10
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 Ekwok Natives Limited. The lands are in the vicinity of Ekwok, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E7-13260
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-09
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 Unalakleet Native Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Unalakleet, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Lake Havasu Field Office Resource Management Plan
Document Number: E7-13241
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) management policies, the BLM announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Lake Havasu Field Office located in Arizona and California. The Arizona State Director will sign the ROD making the decisions in the Lake Havasu RMP effective immediately.
Colorado: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: E7-13186
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plats of survey of the following described land was officially filed in the Colorado State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Lakewood, Colorado, effective 10 a.m., June 29, 2007. All inquiries should be sent to the Colorado State Office (CO-956), Bureau of Land Management, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215- 7093. The plats and field notes, in duplicate, of the dependent resurveys and corrective dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines, the subdivision of certain sections, and metes-and-bounds surveys, in Townships 2 North, Ranges 76 (4 Sheets) and 77 West (5 Sheets), Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado were accepted on April 10, 2007. The plat, and field notes, in duplicate, of the dependent resurveys in Townships 17 South, Ranges 45 and 46 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado were accepted on April 17, 2007. The plat and field notes, in duplicate, of the dependent resurvey and surveys in Township 51 North, Range 1 East, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado were accepted on April 26, 2007. This plat which includes the field notes, and is the entire record of this resurvey, in duplicate, in Township 33\1/2\ North, Range 17 West, Sec. 21, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado were accepted on April 26, 2007. The plat and field notes, in duplicate, of the dependent resurvey and surveys in Townships 50 and 51 North, Range 8 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted on April 27, 2007. The plat, and field notes, in duplicate, of the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines and section subdivision of Section 23, Township 37 North, Range 7 East, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado were accepted on May 16, 2007. The plat and field notes, in duplicate, of the dependent resurvey of certain mineral claims in Township 43 North, Range 4 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted on June 6, 2007. The plat, and field notes, in duplicate, of the dependent resurvey in Township 8 South, Range 76 West, and the plat, in duplicate, of the entire record, of the dependent resurvey of a portion of the west boundary of Township 9 South, Range 76 West, both of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado were accepted on June 19, 2007.
Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Lands in Sublette County, Wyoming
Document Number: E7-13166
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to sell a 40-acre parcel of public land in Sublette County, Wyoming, for the appraised fair market value to G&E Livestock to resolve an unintentional unauthorized use of public lands.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to the Las Vegas Valley Disposal Boundary Final Environmental Impact Statement to Analyze Boundary Adjustments to and Management of the Conservation Transfer Area
Document Number: E7-13102
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field Office, Nevada intends to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to the Las Vegas Disposal Boundary Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) to analyze a possible adjustment of the boundary of the Conservation Transfer Area (CTA) referenced in the December 2004 FEIS and Record of Decision (ROD). Analysis of this possible boundary adjustment will include the management of approximately 13,400 acres of lands managed by the BLM. Under the ROD for the 2004 FEIS, approximately 5,000 acres were determined to be subject to a process of more study, collaboration, further NEPA analysis, and approval of a conservation agreement, prior to the transfer of title. The conservation agreement would determine the allowable uses to protect the resources within the CTA. Furthermore, the ROD stated that the boundary of the CTA would be adaptable to the needs and concerns of interested parties. The option was open to increase or decrease the size of the CTA with additional analysis. The SEIS to be prepared will analyze the effects of a variety of options for a final boundary for the CTA, as well as the impacts of several proposed uses, and the effect of retention of the CTA by the United States for management by the BLM. This analysis, and any decision made on the basis of this analysis, will ensure the direction reflected in the 2004 FEIS and ROD is met. This action is consistent with the Las Vegas Resource Management Plan of 1998, as superseded by the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act (SNPLMA) of 1998 and the Clark County Conservation of Public Land and Natural Resources Act (Clark County Act) of 2002.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E7-13101
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-06
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 Samson Oil & Gas USA Inc. for competitive oil and gas lease WYW135113 for land 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 Public Meeting on Withdrawal Extension
Document Number: E7-13087
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2310.3-1 notice is hereby given that a public meeting will be held regarding the proposed extension of the withdrawal to protect the Fairbanks Command and Data Acquisition Station (also known as the Gilmore Satellite Tracking Station). The station is operated by NOAA's National Satellite Information Services (also known as the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service). The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 3708, as modified by PLO No. 6709 (54 FR 6919, February 15, 1989) for an additional 20 year period. The lands comprise approximately 8,500 acres and are located in T. 2 N., R. 1 E., and T. 2 N., R. 2 E., Fairbanks Meridian near Fox, Alaska. A complete description can be provided by the BLM Fairbanks District Office at the address below.
Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease CACA 44895
Document Number: E7-13082
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of Public Law 97-451, Carneros Energy, Inc timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease CACA 44895 for lands in Kern County, California, and it was accompanied by all required rentals and royalties accruing from January 1, 2007, the date of termination.
Steens Mountain Advisory Council-Notice of Renewal
Document Number: 07-3276
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-06
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, Public Law 92-463. Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) has renewed the Bureau of Land Management's Steens Mountain Advisory Council. The purpose of the Council will be to advise the Secretary in managing and promoting cooperative management of the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area.
Notice of Intent (NOI) To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Notice of Public Meeting on Four Federal Coal Lease Applications in the Decertified Powder River Federal Coal Production Region, WY
Document Number: E7-12889
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-03
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 one EIS on the potential impacts of leasing four tracts of Federal coal. The EIS will be called the Wright Area Coal EIS. Under the provisions of 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 3425.1, the BLM received the following applications to lease maintenance tracts (a maintenance tract is a parcel of land containing Federal coal reserves that can be leased to maintain production at an existing mine) in Campbell County, Wyoming: Ark Land Company applied for a maintenance coal lease for approximately 4,590.19 acres (approximately 588.2 million tons of coal) in a maintenance tract of Federal coal adjacent to the Black Thunder Mine. The tract, which is referred to as the Hilight Field Tract, has been assigned case number WYW164812. Ark Land Company applied for a maintenance coal lease for approximately 2,370.52 acres (approximately 428 million tons of coal) in a maintenance tract of Federal coal adjacent to the Black Thunder Mine. The tract, which is referred to as the West Hilight Field Tract, has been assigned case number WYW172388. Jacobs Ranch Coal Company applied for a maintenance coal lease for approximately 5,944.37 acres (approximately 956 million tons of coal) in a maintenance tract of Federal coal adjacent to the Jacobs Ranch Mine. The tract, which is referred to as the West Jacobs Ranch Tract, has been assigned case number WYW172685. BTU Western Resources, Inc. applied for a maintenance coal lease for approximately 5,116.65 acres (approximately 598 million tons of coal) in a maintenance tract of Federal coal adjacent to the North Antelope Rochelle Mine. The tract, which is referred to as the Porcupine Tract, has been assigned case number WYW173408. Consistent with Federal regulations under NEPA and the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the BLM must prepare an environmental analysis prior to holding a competitive Federal coal lease sale. The Powder River Regional Coal Team recommended that BLM process these four coal lease applications after they reviewed the Hilight Field, West Hilight Field, and West Jacobs Ranch Tracts at a public meeting held on April 19, 2006, in Casper, Wyoming, and the Porcupine Tract at a public meeting held on January 18, 2007, in Casper, Wyoming.
Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board; Meeting
Document Number: E7-12800
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-03
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.