Bureau of Land Management 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice To Amend an Existing System of Records; Privacy Act of 1974; as Amended
Document Number: 2010-32878
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of the Interior (DOI) is issuing public notice of its intent to amend the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Range Management SystemInterior, LLM-2 notice. The amendment includes changes to ``System location,'' ``Disclosures outside the Department of the Interior,'' ``Storage,'' ``Retrievability,'' ``Safeguards,'' ``Retention and Disposal,'' ``System Manager(s) and Address,'' ``Notification Procedures,'' ``Record Access Procedures,'' and ``Contesting Record Procedures.'' The category ``Security Classification'' has been added. The amended system of records is captioned ``Interior-LLM-2'' and is titled ``Range Management System.''
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification, Clark County, NV
Document Number: 2010-32870
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for lease and/or conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, approximately 303.66 acres of public land in Clark County, Nevada. Clark County proposes to use the land for a regional park.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Tonopah Solar Energy, LLC, Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project
Document Number: 2010-32432
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
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) for the Tonopah Solar Energy Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Secretary of the Interior approved the ROD on December 20, 2010, which constitutes the final decision of the Department.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification for Lease and/or Subsequent Conveyance of Public Lands in Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2010-32429
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
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/or subsequent conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, approximately 40 acres of public land in the City of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada. The Clark County School District proposes to use the land for a bus transportation facility.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-32427
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
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 renewal of OMB Control Number 1004-0042 under the Paperwork Reduction Act. This control number covers paperwork requirements in 43 CFR part 4700, which pertain to the protection, management, and control of wild free-roaming horses and burros.
Notice of Public Meetings, Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho
Document Number: 2010-32323
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004 (FLREA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) and subcommittee for the Jarbidge Resource Management Plan (RMP) will meet as indicated below.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2010-32319
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
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 Bureau of Land Management will issue an appealable decision to The Aleut Corporation. The decision will approve the conveyance of only the surface estate in certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The lands are located on the Near Islands, west of Adak, Alaska, and aggregate 66.01 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2010-32318
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
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 will be issued by the Bureau of Land Management to Doyon, Limited. The decision approves conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in the lands described below pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The lands are in the vicinity of Allakaket, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Invitation to Participate In Coal Exploration License, Utah
Document Number: 2010-32315
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
All interested qualified parties are hereby invited to participate with PacifiCorp on a pro rata cost sharing basis in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in Emery County, Utah.
Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Lands in Lane County, OR
Document Number: 2010-32313
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined a 1.51 acre parcel of public land in Blachley, Oregon, and has found it suitable for disposal using direct (non-competitive) sale procedures.
Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Land in Kern County, CA
Document Number: 2010-32312
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Ridgecrest Field Office, proposes to sell a parcel of public land consisting of 160 acres in Kern County, California to the County of Kern for the appraised fair market value of $380,000.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW 163285, Wyoming
Document Number: 2010-32310
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Energy West Corporation for competitive oil and gas lease WYW163285 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 Resource Advisory Council Meeting for the Dominguez-Escalante Advisory Council
Document Number: 2010-31989
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-21
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) Dominguez- Escalante Advisory Council (Council) will meet as indicated below.
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: 2010-31984
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-21
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 office in Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Report/Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Southern California Edison Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project, California and Nevada
Document Number: 2010-31970
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) have prepared a Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project (EITP), Clark County, Nevada, and San Bernardino County, California, and by this notice are announcing its availability.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-31968
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-21
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 1004-0168 under the Paperwork Reduction Act. This control number includes paperwork requirements in regulations that provide for the management of tramroads and logging roads over public lands administered by the BLM in western Oregon, including the Revested Oregon and California (O. and C.) Railroad Grant Lands and Reconveyed Coos Bay Wagon Road (CBWR) lands.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW 163284, Wyoming
Document Number: 2010-31927
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Energy West Corporation for competitive oil and gas lease WYW163284 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: Resource Advisory Councils, Nevada
Document Number: 2010-31786
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada will hold a joint meeting of its three Resource Advisory Councils (RACs), the Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin RAC, the Northeastern Great Basin RAC, and the Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC in Sparks, Nevada. The meeting is open to the public and a public comment period will be available.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States and Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2010-31725
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Department of Energy
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Department of Energy (DOE) (the Agencies) as co-lead agencies announce the availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States (BLM/DES 10-59, DOE/EIS0403). The BLM and the DOE have prepared this document in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended; the Council on Environmental Quality, the DOE, and the Department of the Interior (DOI) regulations implementing NEPA; and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended.
Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Sale of Public Lands in Bear Lake County, ID
Document Number: 2010-31702
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes the sale of 26 parcels of public lands totaling 1,543.14 acres in Bear Lake County, Idaho, under the authority of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) at no less than the appraised fair market value. This notice segregates the lands being considered for sale from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, except the sale provisions of the FLPMA for a period of up to 2 years.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting, New Mexico
Document Number: 2010-31701
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management proposes to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6845 for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 6845 withdrew 200 acres of public land from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws, including the United States mining laws, to protect the archaeological values at the Arroyo del Tajo Pictograph Site. This notice gives an opportunity to comment on the proposed action and request a public meeting.
Notice of Public Meeting, North Slope Science Initiative-Science Technical Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2010-31663
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
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, North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) Science Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) will meet as indicated below:
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Newmont Mining Corporation Emigrant Project Plan of Operation, Nevada
Document Number: 2010-31646
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance 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) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Newmont Mining Corporation Emigrant Project Plan of Operations and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2010-31430
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-15
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.
Public Land Order No. 7754; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6818, Nevada
Document Number: 2010-31211
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order extends the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 6818 for an additional 20-year period. This extension is necessary to continue protection of the Federal investment of the Bureau of Land Management's Tonopah Administrative Site in Nye County, Nevada, which would otherwise expire on November 28, 2010. DATES: Effective Date: November 29, 2010.
Public Land Order No. 7755; Withdrawal of Public Lands and Reserved Federal Minerals for the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada
Document Number: 2010-31209
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order withdraws approximately 9,460.66 acres of public lands from settlement, sale, location, and entry under the general land laws, including the mining laws, and 5,570.02 acres of reserved Federal minerals from location under the mining laws, subject to valid existing rights, for a period of 20 years to protect the habitat of 12 endangered species. This order also transfers jurisdiction of the public lands within the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge boundary to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Notice of Intent to Prepare a Resource Management Plan for the Battle Mountain District and Associated Environmental Impact Statement, Nevada
Document Number: 2010-31207
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Battle Mountain District, Battle Mountain, Nevada, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) and associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Battle Mountain District, and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. The new Battle Mountain RMP will cover both the Mount Lewis Field Office and the Tonopah Field Office and will replace the existing Shoshone-Eureka and Tonopah RMPs.
Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification for Conveyance of Public Lands in San Juan County, UT
Document Number: 2010-31206
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
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 conveyance to San Juan County, under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, a 2.5 acre parcel of public land in San Juan County, Utah. San Juan County proposes to maintain a multi-purpose municipal building in Mexican Hat, Utah, to include fire and emergency services facilities, office space, equipment yard, weatherization services, and elections office.
Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules for Public Lands in Colorado: Saguache, Alamosa, Rio Grande, Conejos, and Costilla Counties
Document Number: 2010-31204
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado is proposing supplementary rules for public land included in the San Luis Resource Area Travel Management Plan (TMP), approved on June 4, 2009. These supplementary rules would apply to the public lands within Saguache, Alamosa, Rio Grande, Conejos, and Costilla Counties, Colorado, within the TMP, and under the management of the San Luis Valley Public Lands Center. The proposed rules implement decisions found in the TMP relating to the use of the lands, conduct of visitors, health and safety of visitors, and protection of visitors and natural resources.
Notice of Stay of Filing of Plat
Document Number: 2010-31142
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
On Wednesday, November 3, 2010, the Bureau of Land Management, (BLM) published a Notice of Filing of Plats in the Federal Register (75 FR 67766) declaring the intent to file certain plats on Friday, December 3, 2010. The BLM Colorado State Office is publishing this notice to inform the public that the proposed filing of the plat and field notes of the dependent resurvey and surveys in Township 9 South, Range 93 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado accepted on August 5, 2010, is hereby postponed in order to extend the period of time for interested parties to communicate with the BLM regarding this proposed filing and to extend the period of time for interested parties to protest this action.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Land Use Plan Amendment and an Environmental Impact Statement for the Pattern Energy Group Ocotillo Express Wind Energy Project, Imperial County, CA
Document Number: 2010-31139
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA); the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) El Centro Field Office and Imperial County, California, intend to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) along with a proposed amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan (1980, as amended). This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease MTM 91627
Document Number: 2010-30978
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Per 30 U.S.C. 188(d), Antelope Resources Inc. filed a petition for reinstatement of noncompetitive oil and gas lease MTM 91627, Musselshell County, Montana. 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 $5 per acre and 16\2/3\ percent. 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 $5 per acre; The increased royalty of 16\2/3\ percent; and The $163 cost of publishing this Notice.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-30959
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council (SEORAC) will meet as indicated below:
Notice of Resource Advisory Council Meeting for the Front Range Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2010-30062
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-09
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) Front Range Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Final Supplementary Rules for Public Lands in Idaho: Blue Creek Bay Recreation Management Area
Document Number: 2010-30717
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Coeur d'Alene Field Office (CdAFO) is finalizing supplementary rules to regulate conduct on public lands within the Blue Creek Bay Recreation Management Area (BCBRMA). These supplementary rules are needed to implement decisions set out in the Blue Creek Bay Recreation Project Plan Environmental Assessment (EA) (2009) and in the Coeur d'Alene Resource Management Plan (RMP), to protect public lands, resources, and public health and provide for public safety.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the One Nevada Transmission Line (ON Line Project) Nevada
Document Number: 2010-30307
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the One Nevada Transmission Line (ON Line Project) and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification, San Juan County, UT
Document Number: 2010-30305
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-03
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 or conveyance to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, 20 acres of public land in San Juan County, Utah. The UDWR proposes to establish a public fishery in an existing reservoir.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Idaho
Document Number: 2010-30304
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Forest Service (FS) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management to withdraw 10 acres of public land adjacent to the Clearwater National Forest from mining to protect the Lenore Tree Improvement Area near Orofino, Idaho and adjacent to the Clearwater River. This notice segregates the land for up to 2 years from settlement, sale, location or entry under the United States mining laws. The land will remain open to mineral leasing and to all activities currently consistent with applicable Forest plans and those related to the exercise of valid existing rights. This parcel of land has been withdrawn for FS use since 1990 for genetic seedling testing purposes. This proposed withdrawal covers the same 10 acres that were withdrawn for FS use under Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6799, BLM Serial Number IDI-26701, published on Friday, September 14, 1990 in the Federal Register (55 FR 37878). Due to an administrative oversight on the part of the FS, PLO 6799 expired before an extension of the withdrawal can be processed. Therefore, the FS is requesting a new 20- year withdrawal covering the same area.
Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period to Notice of Availability of the Draft Jarbidge Field Office Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Idaho
Document Number: 2010-30190
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a Notice of Availability of the Draft Jarbidge Field Office Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in the Federal Register on September 3, 2010 [75 FR 54177] and announced the availability of these documents. In response to multiple requests, the BLM is extending the public comment period for the Draft RMP and Draft EIS until January 31, 2010.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension, Corrections to Existing Withdrawal, and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Nevada
Document Number: 2010-30189
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) filed an application to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6849 for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 6849 withdrew approximately 457,800 acres of Federal lands, known as the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, from mineral entry and location under the United States mining laws to protect the wildlife habitat and unique resource values of the refuge lands. In addition, this notice corrects errors made in describing unsurveyed lands in Township 46 North, Range 27 East, and in the calculation of total acreage withdrawn by PLO No. 6849. This notice gives an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed withdrawal extension and announces the date, time, and location of a public meeting.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed North Highway 20 Travel Management Plan and Possible Management Framework Plan Amendment
Document Number: 2010-30188
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-01
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) Shoshone Field Office, Shoshone, Idaho intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) which may include an amendment to the 1981 Sun Valley Management Framework Plan (MFP) and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Correction to Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment and Notice of Public Hearing for the Sage Creek Holdings, LLC, Federal Coal Lease Application, COC-74219
Document Number: 2010-29864
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is correcting the Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Notice of Public Hearing for the Sage Creek Holdings, LLC, Federal Coal Lease Application, COC-74219 published in the Federal Register on August 13, 2010 [75 FR 49512]. The BLM incorrectly stated that the EA was complete and available for release. The BLM subsequently determined that additional information should have been included in the cumulative impact section of the EA. The BLM will be issuing a revised EA, which will be available for a 30-day comment period upon completion. After the end of the comment period, the BLM will hold a public hearing on the EA, the fair market value and the maximum economic recovery of the proposed leased tract.
Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: 2010-29803
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
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 Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Tonopah Solar Energy Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, Nye County, NV
Document Number: 2010-29782
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, Nye County, Nevada, and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Meeting of the California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: 2010-29462
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Public Laws 92-463 and 94-579, that the California Desert District Advisory Council to the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, will participate in a field tour of BLM-administered public lands on Friday, December 10, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will meet in formal session on Saturday, December 11, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Riverside Marriott, 3400 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501. Agenda topics will include updates by Council members and reports from the BLM District Manager and five field office managers. Final agenda items, including details of the field tour, will be posted on the BLM California state Web site at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/ rac/dac.html.
Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Land in Blaine County, ID
Document Number: 2010-29372
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to sell a parcel of public land totaling 17 acres in Blaine County, Idaho, to the Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley (Animal Shelter) for the appraised fair market value of $18,700.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Solar Millennium, LLC, Amargosa Farm Road Solar Energy Project
Document Number: 2010-29370
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
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) for the Solar Millennium, LLC, Amargosa Farm Road Solar Energy Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Secretary of the Interior approved the ROD on November 15, 2010, which constitutes the final decision of the Department.
Notice of Public Meeting; Western Montana Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2010-29328
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Western Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal, Transfer of Jurisdiction, and Notice of Public Meeting; California
Document Number: 2010-28932
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management published in the Federal Register of December 31, 2003, a notice which contained an erroneous legal description.
Notice of Expansion of the Lisbon Valley Known Potash Leasing Area, Utah
Document Number: 2010-28724
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Potash is a trade name for potassium bearing minerals used mainly for fertilizer. Potash and certain other non-energy solid minerals found on Federal lands may be leased for development in either of two ways: (1) If it is unknown whether an area contains valuable potash deposits, an interested party may obtain a prospecting permit, which grants it the exclusive right to explore for potash, and, if a valuable deposit is found, that party may qualify for a noncompetitive lease; or (2) If the BLM has access to information which shows that valuable deposits of potash exist in an area, the area may be classified and designated a Known Potash Leasing Area (KPLA), where prospecting permits may not be issued, and any leasing must be done on a competitive basis. In 1960, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) established the Lisbon Valley KPLA, based on mineral land classification standards established in 1957. In 1983, under Secretarial Order 3087, the authority to designate KPLAs was transferred to the BLM. Recent advances in drilling technology have provided the capability to extract deep potash deposits using dissolution. Based on this new technology, the BLM approved new mineral land classification standards for the Utah portion of the Paradox Basin geologic province, which includes Lisbon Valley in 2009. The BLM Utah State Office used the new standards and the analysis of available drilling information to determine that the Lisbon Valley KPLA should be expanded to include deep solution-mineable potash deposits. Additional information regarding this KPLA expansion, including maps and the Potash Master Title Plats, are available in the Public Room of the BLM Utah State Office and at the following Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/prog/more/Land_Records.html. The lands included in the Lisbon Valley KPLA expansion, located in San Juan County, Utah, are described as follows: