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

Notice of Availability of the Clear Creek Management Area Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement, California
Document Number: 2013-07337
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
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 Clear Creek Management Area (CCMA) and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Call for Nominations for Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2013-07311
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to reopen the request for public nominations for certain Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Advisory Committees that have member terms expiring this year. These Advisory Committees provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within their respective geographic areas. The Advisory Committees covered by this request for nominations are identified below. The BLM will accept public nominations for 30 days after the publication of this notice.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Billings and Pompeys Pillar National Monument Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, MT
Document Number: 2013-07196
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a combined Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Billings and Pompeys Pillar National Monument within the Billings Field Office of the BLM Montana/ Dakotas State Office and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Oil Shale Management-General
Document Number: 2013-07052
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to amend the BLM's commercial oil shale regulations by revising these regulations in order to address concerns about the royalty system in the existing regulations and to provide more detail to the environmental protection requirements.
Notice of Proposed Expansion, Extension, and Notification of a Public Meeting for the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range Withdrawal; CA
Document Number: 2013-07045
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to section 808 of the California Military Lands Withdrawal and Overflight Act of 1994 (Act), the Department of the Navy (DoN), on behalf of the U.S. Marines, has filed an application to modify and extend the current legislative withdrawal of public lands from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, the mineral leasing laws, and the geothermal leasing laws, for military use of the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range (CMAGR) in Imperial and Riverside Counties, California. The lands are currently withdrawn under the Act, which is a part of the California Desert Protection Act, which reserves these lands for defense-related purposes for a period of 20 years. Unless Congress extends the withdrawal, it will expire on October 30, 2014. The extension application includes a request that additional Federal lands be withdrawn in aid of a proposed legislative adjustment to the boundary for the purpose of improving management. This notice gives an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed withdrawal expansion and extension and announces the date, time, and location of a public meeting.
Call for Nominations for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee, UT
Document Number: 2013-07043
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations for five members of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) Monument Advisory Committee (MAC). The MAC provides advice and recommendations to GSENM management on science issues and the achievement of GSENM Management Plan objectives. GSENM will accept public nominations until April 26, 2013.
Call for Nominations for the California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-07025
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) California Desert District is soliciting nominations from the public for five members to serve 3-year terms on its Desert District Advisory Council. Council members provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on the management of public lands in Southern California.
Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision for the Searchlight Wind Energy Project, Clark County, NV
Document Number: 2013-06673
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
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 Searchlight Wind Energy Project. The Department of the Interior Secretary signed the ROD on March 13, 2013, which constitutes the final decision of the Department.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the EDF Renewable Energy Desert Harvest Solar Field Project and California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment, Riverside County, California
Document Number: 2013-06672
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan, for the Desert Harvest Solar Project (DHSP), in Riverside County, California. The Secretary of the Interior approved the ROD on March 13, 2013, which constitutes the final decision of the Department.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the McCoy Solar Energy Project, Riverside County, California
Document Number: 2013-06670
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) to grant a Right-of-Way (ROW) and amend the California Desert Conservation Area Plan (CDCA Plan) for the McCoy Solar Energy Project (MSEP), a photovoltaic solar electricity generation project. The Secretary of the Interior approved the ROD on March 13, 2013, which constitutes the final decision of the Department.
Notice of Public Meeting Cancellation
Document Number: 2013-06623
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The meeting of the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) scheduled for Monday, April 22, 2013, and Tuesday, April 23, 2013, is cancelled. The event is cancelled due to budget sequestration and will not be rescheduled.
Notice of Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2013-06622
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
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) Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Pan Mine Project, White Pine County, NV
Document Number: 2013-06508
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
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 (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Egan Field Office, Ely, Nevada has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Pan Mine Project and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Notice Seeking Public Interest for Solar Energy Development on Public Lands in the State of Colorado
Document Number: 2013-06507
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Colorado State Office is providing an opportunity for parties to express an interest in proposing solar energy development projects on approximately 3,705 acres of public land administered by the BLM's San Luis Valley Field Office in Saguache and Conejos counties, Colorado.
Notice of Availability of the HiLine District Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, MT
Document Number: 2013-06503
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
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 Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the HiLine District in Montana and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-06376
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a document in the Federal Register of February 28, 2013, regarding a meeting of the Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council. The meeting on March 21, 2013, has been cancelled because of budget constraints due to the sequester.
Notice of Intent To Amend the Snake River Resource Management Plan for the Pinedale Field Office and Prepare an Associated Environmental Assessment; and Notice of Realty Action: Classification and Direct Sale of Public Land in Teton County, WY
Document Number: 2013-06331
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-20
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 (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office, Pinedale, Wyoming, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendment with an associated environmental assessment (EA) for the Snake River RMP and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. Three parcels of public land in Teton County, Wyoming, are being classified as suitable for disposal under the provisions of Section 203 of FLPMA and are being proposed for direct sale at no less than the appraised fair market value.
State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meetings
Document Number: 2013-06197
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-19
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), Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet in Phoenix, Arizona, as indicated below.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2013-05937
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-15
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 southwest of Eyak, AK, and contain 169.55 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times for four consecutive weeks in the Anchorage Daily News.
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey; Mississippi
Document Number: 2013-05930
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-14
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-Eastern States office in Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: 2013-05927
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-14
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-Eastern States office in Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for a Public Meeting; New Mexico
Document Number: 2013-05485
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Policy, Management and Budget proposes to withdraw 5,670.71 acres of public lands to protect special status plant and animal species, cultural resources, and scenic values contained within the areas designated as the Wind Mountain, Cornudas Mountain, and Alamo Mountain Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). This notice segregates the lands for up to 2 years from settlement, sale, location, and entry under the general land laws, including the United States mining laws.
Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Land in Pinal County, AZ
Document Number: 2013-05461
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Lower Sonoran Field Office (LSFO), proposes a noncompetitive direct sale of one land parcel totaling approximately 160 acres in Pinal County, Arizona. The public land would be sold to the Ak-Chin Indian Community (Community) at not less than the appraised fair market value (FMV). The sale will be subject to the applicable provisions of Sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA) and sales and mineral conveyance regulations.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-05451
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites public comments on, and plans to request approval to continue, the collection of information that assists the BLM in preventing unnecessary or undue degradation of public lands by operations authorized by the mining laws, and in obtaining financial guarantees for the reclamation of public lands. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0194 to this information collection.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Miles City Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, MT
Document Number: 2013-05294
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-08
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 draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) revision and draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Miles City Field Office and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. The RMP/EIS revision will replace the Powder River and Big Dry RMPs.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, New Mexico
Document Number: 2013-05288
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
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.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2013-05000
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-05
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 State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 days from the date of this publication.
Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application WYW181235, WY
Document Number: 2013-04743
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, and to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulations, all interested parties are hereby invited to participate with Black Butte Coal Company on a pro rata cost-sharing basis, in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in Sweetwater County, Wyoming.
Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application WYW181233, WY
Document Number: 2013-04741
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, and to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulations, all interested parties are hereby invited to participate with Black Butte Coal Company on a pro rata cost-sharing basis, in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in Sweetwater County, Wyoming.
Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application WYW181224, WY
Document Number: 2013-04734
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, and to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulations, all interested parties are hereby invited to participate with Peabody Powder River Mining, LLC, on a pro rata cost-sharing basis, in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in Campbell County, Wyoming.
Notice of Invitation to Participate; Coal Exploration License Application WYW181234, WY
Document Number: 2013-04733
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, and to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulations, all interested parties are hereby invited to participate with Black Butte Coal Company on a pro rata cost-sharing basis, in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in Sweetwater County, Wyoming.