Bureau of Land Management November 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: E9-28495
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 days from the date of this publication.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Sale Classification; Idaho
Document Number: E9-28454
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has determined that certain public lands in Custer County, Idaho are suitable for classification for conveyance to the Custer County Commission, under authority of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, June 14, 1926, (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.) as amended.
Information Collection; Leasing of Solid Mineral Other Than Coal and Oil Shale
Document Number: E9-28436
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a 3-year extension of OMB Control Number 1004-0121 under the Paperwork Reduction Act. This control number covers paperwork requirements in 43 CFR parts 3500 through 3590, which pertain to leasing of solid minerals other than coal and oil shale.
Information Collection; Mineral Surveys, Mineral Patent Applications, Adverse Claims, Protests, and Contests
Document Number: E9-28437
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a 3-year extension of OMB Control Number 1004-0025 under the Paperwork Reduction Act. This control number covers paperwork requirements in 43 CFR part 3860, which pertain to mineral patent applications, and in 43 CFR part 3870, which pertain to adverse claims, protests, and conflicts.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Tonopah Solar Energy, LLC Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, Nye County, NV
Document Number: E9-28188
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Battle Mountain District Office, Tonopah Field Office, Nevada intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project located on public lands in Nye County, Nevada.
Notice of Reestablishment of Arizona Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E9-28186
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) has reestablished the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Council for the state of Arizona.
Information Collection; Color-of-Title Application
Document Number: E9-28180
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a 3-year extension of OMB Control Number 1004-0029 under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The respondents are individuals, groups, and corporations who provide information to the BLM in support of applications for land under the Color-of-Title Act.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Daggett Ridge Wind Farm, San Bernardino County, CA, and Possible Land Use Plan Amendment
Document Number: E9-27989
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) California Desert District (CDD), Moreno Valley, California, together with the County of San Bernardino (County) intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/ Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which may include an amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan of 1980, as amended, and by this notice are announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. The BLM will be the lead agency for NEPA compliance and the County will be the lead agency for CEQA compliance.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Staff Assessment for the NextEra Ford Dry Lake Solar Power Plant, Riverside County, CA and Possible Land Use Plan Amendment
Document Number: E9-27982
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Palm Springs- South Coast Field Office, together with the California Energy Commission (CEC), intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Staff Assessment (SA), which may also include an amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan (1980, as amended), and by this notice are announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Solar Millennium Ridgecrest Solar Power Project, Kern County, CA and Possible Land Use Plan Amendment and Staff Assessment
Document Number: E9-27981
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, and the California Environmental Quality Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ridgecrest Field Office, together with the California Energy Commission (CEC), intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Staff Assessment (SA), which may include an amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan of 1980, as amended, and by this notice are announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Intent To Prepare Two Environmental Impact Statements/Staff Assessments for the Proposed Chevron Energy Solutions/Solar Millennium Palen and Blythe Solar Power Plants, Riverside County, CA and Possible Land Use Plan Amendments
Document Number: E9-27961
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Palm Springs South Coast Field Office, Palm Springs, California, together with the California Energy Commission (CEC), intend to prepare two Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)/Staff Assessments (SAs), which may include an amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan (1980, as amended) and by this notice are announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Alabama and Mississippi Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E9-27785
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the states of Alabama and Mississippi. The Eastern State Director signed the ROD on January 30, 2009, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the approved RMP effective immediately.
Notice of Public Meeting, BLM Colorado Northwest Resource Advisory Council, Correction, Cancellation of Meeting
Document Number: E9-27938
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a document in the Federal Register of April 28, 2009, notifying the public regarding meeting dates and locations for the BLM Colorado Northwest Resource Advisory Council (RAC). The meeting on December 3, 2009 has been cancelled.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the One Nevada Transmission Line, NV
Document Number: E9-27891
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the One Nevada Transmission Line and by this Notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E9-27868
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving the surface estate in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Evansville, Incorporated. The lands are in the vicinity of Evansville, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Initiate Public Scoping for the Proposed Mohave County Wind Farm Project, Mohave County, AZ
Document Number: E9-27867
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kingman Field Office, Kingman, Arizona, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed Mohave County Wind Farm Project and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Intent To Solicit Nominations for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council
Document Number: E9-27865
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) is directed by the Omnibus Public Lands Act of 2009 to establish the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (D-E NCA) Advisory Council (Council). The Secretary is requesting nominations for 10 members to sit on the Council. The Council will advise the Secretary, through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), on matters regarding the preparation and implementation of the D-E NCA Resource Management Plan (RMP).
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E9-27864
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving the surface estate in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Chalkyitsik Native Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Chalkyitsik, Alaska, and are located in: Lot 2, U.S. Survey No. 4133, Alaska.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Inyo, Riverside, Imperial, San Diego, and Tulare Counties, CA and Possible Land Use Plan Amendment
Document Number: E9-27862
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) California Desert District, Moreno Valley, California, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which may include an amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan of 1980, as amended, and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Bald Mountain Mine North Operations Area Project in White Pine County, NV
Document Number: E9-27325
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada Ely District has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed expansion of the existing plans of operation for Barrick Gold U.S. Inc.'s Bald Mountain Mine and Mooney Basin Mine. The two existing mines would be combined into one new expanded operation which would be called the North Operations Area. The Final EIS analyzes the environmental effects of the Proposed Action, two action alternatives, and the No Action Alternative.
Notice of Availability of Carrizo Plain National Monument Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement, California
Document Number: E9-27323
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Proposed Resource Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRMP/ FEIS) for the Carrizo Plain National Monument (CPNM).
State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E9-27145
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
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), Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet on December 9, 2009, at the BLM Arizona State Office located at One North Central Avenue, Suite 800 in downtown Phoenix, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Morning agenda items include: BLM State Director's update on statewide issues; update on BLM's Four-Tracks to Solar Energy Development in Arizona; update on BLM Scoping Process and Comments on the Development of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Proposed Withdrawal of Mining in the Arizona Strip District; RAC questions on BLM District Managers' Reports; and reports by RAC working groups. A public comment period will be provided at 11:30 a.m. on December 9, 2009, for any interested
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification of Public Land, Clark County, NV
Document Number: E9-27089
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
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 5.09 acres of public land in Clark County, Nevada. The City of North Las Vegas (City) proposes to use the land for a police substation, offices, and a yard site with related appurtenances.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E9-27086
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
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 the conveyance of surface and subsurface estates for certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Doyon, Limited for 143.65 acres located southeasterly of the Native village of Huslia, Alaska. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E9-27084
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
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 the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Chugach Alaska Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Wernicke River, Icy Bay, Cleave Creek, Bremner River, and Tasnuna River, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E9-27082
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
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 the conveyance of surface and subsurface estates for certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Doyon, Limited for 10.44 acres located southeasterly of the Native village of Tanana, Alaska. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E9-27081
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
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 the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Arctic Slope Regional Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Point Lay, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E9-27080
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
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 the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Calista Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Russian Mission, Marshall, Goodnews Bay, and Platinum, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E9-27079
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
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 the decision approving lands for conveyance to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., Successor in Interest to Koovukmeut Incorporated and Isingnakmeut Incorporated, notice of which was published in the Federal Register on September 15, 2009, 74 FR 47269, is modified to correct T. 18 N., R. 17 E., Kateel River Meridian to read T. 18 N., R. 7 E., Kateel River Meridian.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Ivanpah Solar Electric Generation System Environmental Impact Statement and the Draft California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment
Document Number: E9-27116
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generation System (ISEGS) and an associated Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment (DRMPA) for the California Desert Conservation Area. By this notice, the BLM is announcing the availability of these documents and the opening of the comment period.
Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board; Meeting
Document Number: E9-26983
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-10
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.
Notice of Public Meeting, Western Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E9-26800
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-06
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 Reestablishment of Nevada Resource Advisory Councils
Document Number: E9-26724
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) has reestablished the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Councils for the state of Nevada.
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: E9-26671
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States Office in Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Notice of Potential for Oil Shale Development: Call for Nominations-Oil Shale Research, Development and Demonstration Program
Document Number: E9-26440
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) solicits the nomination of parcels to be leased for Research, Development and Demonstration (R, D and D) of oil shale recovery technologies in the States of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E9-26392
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-03
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 the conveyance of surface and subsurface estates for certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Doyon, Limited for 42.65 acres located northwesterly of the Native village of Holy Cross, Alaska. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E9-26390
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-03
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 the surface estate of certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Newtok Corporation, Inc. The lands are in the vicinity of Newtok, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E9-26388
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-03
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 the decision approving lands for conveyance to Doyon, Limited, notice of which was published in the Federal Register on July 30, 2009, 74 FR 38041, 38042, will be modified to include Secs. 5 and 6, T. 11 S., R. 17 E., Kateel River Meridian, Alaska. These sections were inadvertently omitted from the lands approved for conveyance in the July 30, 2009 decision. There is no change to the amount of acreage approved for conveyance in the decision of July 30, 2009, as these two sections were included in the acreage figures.
Public Land Order No. 7737; Withdrawal of Public Lands, 24 Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, Clark and Nye Counties; NV
Document Number: E9-26372
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order withdraws approximately 944,343 acres of public lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws for a period of 20 years to protect desert tortoise habitat, archaeological and cultural resources, and special wildlife and riparian values on 24 Areas of Critical Environmental Concern located in Clark and Nye Counties, Nevada.