Notice of Realty Action: Non-Competitive Lease of Public Land in Pondera County, MT
The public land proposed for lease includes about five acres which has a long history of use by the family that owns the improvements on it. The historic cabin and other limited improvements are associated with adjacent private land that was homesteaded and patented in 1907. The previous lessee passed away unbeknownst to BLM and the lease expired. However, the family continued to pay the rent in the interim. Members of the family are now seeking to lease the land again because they own the improvements and have long-standing historical family ties to the property. The five-acre tract is adjacent to the applicant's private land and is part of the applicant's BLM grazing allotment. Disposal of the land at this time via public sale is not an option because it is within a retention zone per the Land Use Plan for that area. The following described public lands are suitable for lease under Section 302 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1732:
Oil and Gas Leasing: Onshore Oil and Gas Operations-Fees, Rentals, and Royalty
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is providing the six-month notification to terminate all royalty reductions for the production of heavy oil and to terminate the availability of further heavy oil relief under regulations at 43 CFR 3103.4-3.
Notice of Public Meeting: Northwest California Resource Advisory Council
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) Northwest California Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.