Bureau of Land Management February 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-04635
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-28
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) Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council (EWRAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meetings: Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada
Document Number: 2013-04504
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
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) Mojave- Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will hold three meetings in Nevada in fiscal year 2013. The meetings are open to the public.
Notice of Public Meetings: Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada
Document Number: 2013-04499
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
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) Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will hold two meetings in Nevada in fiscal year 2013. The meetings are open to the public.
Notice of Availability of the Colorado Plateau Rapid Ecoregional Assessment
Document Number: 2013-04343
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This notice announces the availability of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) first Rapid Ecoregional Assessment (REA) covering land in four western states. The Colorado Plateau REA includes parts of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. It has an area of 32,387 square miles and includes all or portions of 16 BLM field offices.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Final Integrated Activity Plan
Document Number: 2013-04406
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
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 National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) Final Integrated Activity Plan (IAP). The Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, signed the ROD on February 21, 2013. The ROD constitutes the final decision of the Department on the plan and is effective immediately.
Notice of Realty Action: Modified Competitive Sale of Public Land in Marquette County, Michigan
Document Number: 2013-04351
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Northeastern States Field Office, proposes to offer for sale a 0.82-acre parcel of public land in Marquette County, Michigan. The sale will be subject to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and BLM land sale regulations. The BLM proposes to conduct the sale using sealed bid modified competitive procedures pursuant to BLM regulations.
Notice of Availability of the Ironwood Forest National Monument Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan, Arizona
Document Number: 2013-04259
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Ironwood Forest National Monument (IFNM), located in portions of Pima and Pinal counties, northwest of Tucson, Arizona. The IFNM was established by Presidential Proclamation on June 9, 2000, for the protection of the significant cultural, biological, geological, and natural resources. These resources were identified as Monument objects in the Proclamation. The Arizona State Director signed the ROD on February 19, 2013, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved RMP effective immediately.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
Document Number: 2013-04105
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
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 officially file the survey plats listed below and afford a proper period of time to protest this action prior to the plat filing. During this time, the plats will be available for review in the BLM Colorado State Office.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
Document Number: 2013-04104
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
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 official filing of the survey plats listed below. The plats will be available for viewing at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov.
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Lander Field Office Planning Area, WY
Document Number: 2013-03991
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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 proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP)/final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Lander, Wyoming, Field Office and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Public Land Order No. 7808; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6965; AK
Document Number: 2013-03989
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order extends the withdrawal created by Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6965 for an additional 20-year period. This extension is necessary to allow the continued protection of the U.S. Forest Service research natural area within the Tongass National Forest, which would otherwise expire on April 14, 2013. The land has been and will remain open to mineral leasing.
Public Land Order No. 7809; Withdrawal of National Forest System Land for the Settler's Grove of Ancient Cedars Botanical and Recreation Area; ID
Document Number: 2013-03987
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order withdraws 183.46 acres of National Forest System land from location and entry under the United States mining laws for a period of 20 years to protect one of the few remaining stands of old- growth western red cedar trees in the Settler's Grove of Ancient Cedars Botanical and Recreation Area within the Idaho Panhandle National Forest.
Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Land in San Mateo County, CA
Document Number: 2013-03810
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Hollister Field Office, proposes to sell two separate parcels of public land totaling approximately 80 acres in San Mateo County, California. The public lands would be sold to the Sempervirens Fund, a California Nonprofit Corporation, for the appraised fair market value. The total appraised value of both parcels is $870,000.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Alta East Wind Project, Kern County, CA, and Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment
Document Number: 2013-03695
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
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 (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Proposed California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan Amendment/Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Alta East Wind Project (Project), and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2013-03440
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-14
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 will be issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to Huna Totem Corporation. 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 Sealaska Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Huna Totem Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Hoonah, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2013-03439
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-14
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 Chugach Alaska Corporation. The decision will approve 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 south of Tatitlek, Alaska, and contain 65.05 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times for four consecutive weeks in the Anchorage Daily News.
Notice of Meetings, Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-03425
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-14
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 National Conservation Area Advisory Council (Council) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Final Supplementary Rules for Public Lands in Colorado: Public Lands Administered by the Bureau of Land Management, Royal Gorge Field Office, Arkansas River Travel Management Area in Chaffee, Custer, and Fremont Counties
Document Number: 2013-03299
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is establishing supplementary rules to regulate conduct on public lands within the Arkansas River Travel Management Area (ARTMA) in Chaffee, Custer, and Fremont Counties, Colorado. These supplementary rules address decisions found in the Arkansas River Travel Management Plan (ARTMP). Travel management actions and changes to the off-highway vehicle (OHV) designations were detailed and analyzed in an Environmental Assessment (EA). The Royal Gorge Field Office (RGFO) signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on December 18, 2007. The BLM issued two Decision Records following the ARTMP EA: one on April 29, 2008, to amend OHV designations identified in the EA, and a second on May 21, 2008, to implement the travel management actions identified in the EA. The rules were published in the Federal Register as a proposal on July 23, 2010 and public comment was solicited. The Decision Records included revising travel regulations for the area including bicycle use, identifying shooting restrictions, and limiting an area to a certain vehicle type. These travel regulations are designed to provide for public health and safety and to protect natural resources within the ARTMA.
Filing of Plats of Survey; NV
Document Number: 2013-03288
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-13
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.
Notice of Final Supplementary Rules for Public Lands Managed by the Ukiah Field Office in Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino, Glenn, Colusa, Napa, Marin, Yolo and Solano Counties, CA
Document Number: 2013-03282
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Ukiah Field Office Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is establishing final supplementary rules. The Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) identified and thoroughly analyzed the effects of land use limitations and restrictions, and specified that supplementary rules would be required for resource protection and visitor safety. Upon publication, these final supplementary rules will supersede the interim final supplementary rules that apply to public lands within the Ukiah Field Office's jurisdiction. The BLM has determined that these final supplementary rules are necessary to enhance visitor safety, protect natural resources, improve recreation opportunities, and protect public health. These rules do not impose or implement any land use limitations and restrictions other than those included within the Ukiah RMP.
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey, North Carolina
Document Number: 2013-03041
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
On Thursday, January 3, 2013, there was published in the Federal Register, Volume 78, Number 318, on pages 318 through 319 a notice entitled ``Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey''. In said notice were plats of survey representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the Qualla Indian Boundary, lands held in trust for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Swain County, in the State of North Carolina. This was accepted December 19, 2012. The official filing of the plat is hereby stayed, pending consideration of all protests.
Notice of Meeting, Rio Grande Natural Area Commission
Document Number: 2013-03040
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
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) Rio Grande Natural Area Commission will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meeting, Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory Council Meeting; ID
Document Number: 2013-02893
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-08
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) Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2013-02892
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-08
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.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-02734
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-07
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) to continue the collection of information that enables the BLM to monitor compliance with timber export restrictions. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004-0058.
Notice of Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 2013-02381
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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 Realty Action: Proposed (Non-Competitive) Direct Sale of Public Land in Carbon County, UT
Document Number: 2013-02100
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering the (non- competitive) direct sale of 280 acres of public land in Carbon County, Utah, at not less than the appraised fair market value to Hunt Consolidated, Inc.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2013-02363
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-04
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 will be issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to The Kuskokwim Corporation. 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 The Kuskokwim Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Napaimute, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2013-02362
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-04
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 will be issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to Sitnasuak Native Corporation. 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 Bering Straits Native Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Sitnasuak Native Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Nome, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Buffalo Valley Mine Project, Lander and Humboldt Counties, NV
Document Number: 2013-02361
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance 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) Mount Lewis Field Office, Battle Mountain, Nevada, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze and disclose impacts associated with the Buffalo Valley Mine Project, a proposed open pit gold mine, mill, and associated facilities, located on public and private lands in Lander and Humboldt counties, Nevada, and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Realty Action: Proposed (Non-Competitive) Direct Sale of Public Lands in Sheridan County, WY
Document Number: 2013-02360
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering eight parcels of public land totaling 208.12 acres in Sheridan County, Wyoming, for direct sale under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), at no less than the appraised fair market value.
Notice of Realty Action: Proposed (Non-Competitive) Direct Sale of Public Land in Campbell County, WY
Document Number: 2013-02320
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering the (non- competitive) direct sale of 4.15 acres of public land in Campbell County, Wyoming, at not less than the appraised fair market value to the Craig G. and Peggy S. Means Revocable Trust.