Bureau of Land Management November 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Filing of Plats
Document Number: 2011-30826
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Office is publishing this notice to inform the public of the intent to file the land survey plats listed below, and to afford all affected parties a proper period of time to protest this action, prior to the plat filing.
Notice of Meeting, Rio Grande Natural Area Commission
Document Number: 2011-30838
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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) Rio Grande Natural Area Commission will meet as indicated below.
Reopening the Call for Nominations for the Albuquerque District Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-30744
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to reopen the nomination period for the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Albuquerque District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) in Category 3. The Albuquerque RAC provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the public lands within the BLM's Albuquerque District.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2011-30738
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision to Kuitsarak, Inc. The decision approves the surface estate in the lands described below for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.). The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Calista Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Kuitsarak, Inc. The lands are in the vicinity of Goodnews Bay, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
Document Number: 2011-30588
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana, on December 28, 2011.
Filing of Plats of Survey: California
Document Number: 2011-30579
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey and supplemental plats of lands described below are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management California State Office, Sacramento, California, thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication.
Call for Nominations for the Utah Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-30493
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations to fill one position on the Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC) in category three (representatives of state, county, or local elected office; employees of a state agency responsible for management of natural resources; representatives of Indian tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the council is organized; representatives of academia who are employed in natural sciences; or the public-at-large).
Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of Public Land in Santa Clara County, CA
Document Number: 2011-30491
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Hollister Field Office, proposes to sell a parcel of public land totaling approximately 23.42 acres, more or less, in Santa Clara County, California. The public land would be sold for appraised fair market value. The appraised value of the public land is $135,000.
Notice of Intent to Collect Fees on Public Land in Alamosa County, CO
Document Number: 2011-30470
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to applicable provisions of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) La Jara Field Office is proposing to collect fees at the Zapata Falls Campground in Alamosa County, Colorado (Township 28S, Range 73W, Section 17). Under Section 2(2) of the REA, Zapata Falls Campground qualifies as a site wherein visitors can be charged an ``Expanded Amenity Recreation Fee'' authorized under section 3(g). In accordance with the REA, and the BLM's implementing regulations, the La Jara Field Office is proposing to charge $11 per night for individual sites and $20 per night for group-site fees for overnight camping within the developed campground.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Baker Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2011-30212
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Baker Resource Area of the BLM Vale District and, by this notice, is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Notice of Public Meeting, Pecos District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico
Document Number: 2011-30230
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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), Pecos District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Alaska
Document Number: 2011-30228
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Alaska.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2011-30102
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2011-30097
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision to Arviq Incorporated. The decision approves only the surface estate in the lands described below for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq). The subsurface estate of these lands will be conveyed to Calista Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Arviq Incorporated. The lands are in the vicinity of Platinum, Alaska, and located in:
Notice of Public Meeting, Albuquerque District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico
Document Number: 2011-29977
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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), Albuquerque District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona
Document Number: 2011-29975
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of the described lands were officially filed in the Arizona State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Phoenix, Arizona, on dates indicated.
Notice of Change in Date for December Meeting of the Dominguez-Escalante Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-29973
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the DesertXpress Enterprises, LLC High-Speed Passenger Train Project
Document Number: 2011-29787
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the DesertXpress Enterprises, LLC High-Speed Passenger Train Project (DesertXpress Project) located in San Bernadino County, California, and Clark County, Nevada. The BLM California State Director signed the ROD on October 31, 2011, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM. The ROD sets forth BLM's decision to issue a right-of-way (ROW) grant to DesertXpress Enterprises, LLC to construct, operate, maintain, and terminate a railroad on approximately 1,022 acres of public land in San Bernardino County, California, and Clark County, Nevada.
Idaho: Notice of Filing of Decision Document
Document Number: 2011-29739
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has signed a report titled ``Grays Lake Administrative Navigability Determination and Omitted Lands and Avulsions Decisions'' dated August 15, 2011, in the BLM Idaho State Office. This report contains two survey decisions related to Grays Lake. This decision document will be considered filed for the purposes of survey decisions contained therein on December 19, 2011.
Filing of Plats of Survey, Nebraska
Document Number: 2011-29580
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is scheduled to file the plats of survey of the lands described below thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Notice of Realty Action: Conveyance of Federally Owned Mineral Interests in Kern County, CA
Document Number: 2011-29475
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The surface owner, George Sullivan, filed an application on April 5, 2010 for the conveyance of the federally-owned mineral interests of a 10.98 acre tract of land in Kern County, California. Publication of this notice temporarily segregates the mineral interests in the land covered by the application from appropriation under the mining and mineral leasing laws for up to 2 years to determine the suitability of the federally-owned mineral interests for conveyance pursuant to Section 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of October 21, 1976.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; South Dakota
Document Number: 2011-29331
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana, on December 14, 2011.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, New Mexico
Document Number: 2011-29321
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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, thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for a Possible Land Use Plan Amendment To Provide for a Proposed Direct Land Sale in Blaine County, ID
Document Number: 2011-29171
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Twin Falls District, Shoshone Field Office, Shoshone, Idaho intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) that will analyze the amendment of the 1981 Sun Valley Management Framework Plan, and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2011-29170
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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) Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
Document Number: 2011-29165
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana, on December 12, 2011.
Notice of Public Meeting, BLM-Alaska Resource Advisory Council; Correction
Document Number: 2011-29120
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a document in the Federal Register of October 24, 2011, concerning announcement of the BLM Alaska Resource Advisory Council (RAC) meeting on November 29 and 30, 2011. The document contained incorrect dates and times.
Notice of Public Meeting; Central Montana Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-28860
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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) Central Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period for a Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment and Associated Environmental Assessment for the Castle Rocks and Cedar Fields Areas, Burley Field Office, ID
Document Number: 2011-28854
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a Notice of Intent to Prepare a RMP Amendment and Associated Environmental Assessment for the Castle Rocks and Cedar Fields Areas in the Federal Register on August 23, 2011 [76 FR 52687] initiating the public comment period. In response to multiple requests, the BLM is extending the public comment period for the RMP Amendment and Associated Environmental Assessment for the Castle Rocks and Cedar Fields Areas until December 16, 2011.
Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Quaking Aspen Wind Energy Project, Wyoming, and Notice of Segregation of Public Lands
Document Number: 2011-28852
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office, Rock Springs, Wyoming, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Quaking Aspen Wind Energy Project (Quaking Aspen). By this notice, BLM is: (1) Announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify potential issues related to the Quaking Aspen EIS; and (2) Segregating 3,698.35 acres of BLM-administered lands located within the Quaking Aspen right-of-way (ROW) application area from appropriation under the public land laws, including the 1872 Mining Law, but not the Mineral Leasing or Mineral Material Acts, for a period of 2 years from the date of publication of this notice.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Over The River TM
Document Number: 2011-28511
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of its Record of Decision (ROD) to issue a land-use permit authorizing the construction, display, and removal of the proposed Over The River \TM\ Art Project (OTR). The ROD is effective immediately upon publication of this notice.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0201
Document Number: 2011-28750
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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 1004-0201, which pertains to management of oil shale on public lands.
Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Land in Santa Clara County, CA
Document Number: 2011-28749
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Hollister Field Office, proposes to sell a parcel of public land consisting of approximately 15.97 acres, more or less, in Santa Clara County, California. The public land would be sold to Mariposa Peak, LLC, a California Limited Liability Company, for the appraised fair market value of $16,000.
Order Providing for Opening of Lands Subject to Section 24 of the Federal Power Act; Alaska
Document Number: 2011-28710
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This notice opens lands for selection by the State of Alaska (State), subject to Section 24 of the Federal Power Act (FPA). The lands include approximately 1,355 acres of National Forest System lands withdrawn for Power Site Classification No. 221 by the Secretarial Order dated May 14, 1929, and approximately 948 acres of public land withdrawn for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Power Project No. 13234. This action will permit conveyance of the land to the State, if such land is otherwise available, and retain the power rights to the United States. Any land described herein that is not conveyed to the State will remain subject to the terms and conditions of the Tongass National Forest reservation and any other withdrawal of record.
Notice of Realty Action: Direct (Non-Competitive) Sale of Reversionary Interest in Benton County, WA
Document Number: 2011-28709
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The reversionary interest held by the United States in the land described in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below has been determined suitable for direct sale and release to the City of West Richland, Washington, under the authority of Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA). The parcel is currently patented to the City of West Richland, Washington, pursuant to the Recreation and Public Purposes Act of 1926, as amended and supplemented; however, the purpose for which the parcel can be used is restricted by the reversionary clause.
Call for Nominations for the Wyoming Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-28708
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations to fill three positions for the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Wyoming's 10-member Resource Advisory Council (RAC). The RAC provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within the State of Wyoming.
Filing of Plats of Survey; Nevada
Document Number: 2011-28695
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public and interested State and local government officials of the filing of Plats of Survey in Nevada.
National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2011 and Notice of Availability of the Detailed Statement of Sale for Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2011 in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
Document Number: 2011-28561
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Alaska State Office hereby notifies the public it will hold an oil and gas lease sale bid opening for select tracts in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The United States reserves the right to withdraw any tract from this sale prior to issuance of a written acceptance of a bid.
Notice of Availability and Notice of Hearing for the Alton Coal Tract Coal Lease by Application Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Utah
Document Number: 2011-28506
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Alton Coal Tract Lease by Application (LBA) and by this Notice is announcing a public hearing requesting comments on the Draft EIS, the Maximum Economic Recovery (MER), and the Fair Market Value (FMV) of the Federal coal resources.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2011-28262
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-01
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 (BLM) will issue an appealable decision to Bering Straits Native Corporation. The decision will approve the conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.). The lands are located east of Teller, Alaska, and contain 47.87 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Nome Nugget.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal, Transfer of Jurisdiction, and Notice of Public Meeting; California
Document Number: 2011-28261
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a notice in the Federal Register on December 31, 2003, (68 FR 75628) that contained an erroneous legal description. This correction also supersedes and replaces the correction made on November 17, 2010 (75 FR 70288).