Bureau of Land Management April 30, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Ruby Pipeline Project, NV
Document Number: 2013-10120
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As directed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is preparing a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Ruby Pipeline Project to respond to the court's direction and provide a revised cumulative-effects analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Notice of Realty Action: Termination of Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classifications and Opening of Lands in Nye and Esmeralda Counties; NV
Document Number: 2013-10108
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This notice terminates the existing classifications in their entirety for public lands at three locations that were classified as suitable for lease/disposal under the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act of June 14, 1926, as amended. Additionally, this notice opens these public lands to the operation of the public land laws generally, including the 1872 Mining Law. The classification termination and opening order will affect 30 acres of public lands within Nye County, Nevada, and 40 acres of public lands within Esmeralda County, Nevada.
Segregation of Lands-Renewable Energy
Document Number: 2013-10087
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is amending its regulations to add provisions allowing the BLM to temporarily segregate from the operation of the public land laws, by publication of a Federal Register notice, public lands included in a pending wind or solar energy generation right-of-way (ROW) application, and public lands that the BLM identifies for potential future wind or solar energy generation right-of-way applications under applicable legal requirements. The purpose of such segregation is to promote the orderly administration of the public lands. Lands segregated under this rule will not be subject to appropriation under the public land laws, including location under the Mining Law of 1872 (Mining Law), for up to two years from the date of publication of notice under this rule, subject to valid existing rights, but would remain open under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (MLA) and the Materials Act of 1947 (Materials Act).
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification and Conveyance of Public Land; Jackson County, CO
Document Number: 2013-10086
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification and conveyance to Jackson County, under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act (R&PP), as amended, and the Taylor Grazing Act, approximately 127.63 acres of public land in Jackson County, Colorado. The Jackson County Commissioners propose to use the land for a public shooting range.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan for the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area and Associated Environmental Impact Statement, Arizona
Document Number: 2013-10058
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, and the Arizona-Idaho Conservation Act of 1988 (creating the San Pedro National Conservation Area), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Tucson Field Office, Tucson, Arizona, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) with an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA) and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. The RMP will replace the existing Safford RMP decisions for the BLM land within the planning area.