Bureau of Land Management September 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Meeting of the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-23235
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
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, the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC) will meet as indicated below.
Competitive Processes, Terms, and Conditions for Leasing Public Lands for Solar and Wind Energy Development and Technical Changes and Corrections
Document Number: 2014-23089
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to amend existing regulations to facilitate responsible solar and wind energy development and to receive fair market value for such development. The proposed rule would promote the use of preferred areas for solar and wind energy development and establish competitive processes, terms, and conditions (including rental and bonding requirements) for solar and wind energy development rights-of-way both inside and outside these preferred areas. In the proposed rule, preferred areas for solar and wind energy development would be called ``designated leasing areas.'' The proposed rule would also make technical changes, corrections, and clarifications to existing rights-of-way regulations. Some of these changes would affect all rights-of-way and some provisions would affect particular types of actions, such as transmission lines with a capacity of 100 Kilovolts (kV) or more, or pipelines 10 inches or more in diameter.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
Document Number: 2014-23087
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-29
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 October 29, 2014.
Notice of Temporary Closure of Public Land in Doña Ana County, NM
Document Number: 2014-23072
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As authorized under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulations, certain public land near Do[ntilde]a Ana International Jetport in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, will be temporarily closed to all public use to provide for public safety during the Amigo Airsho event to be held from October 29 through November 2, 2014.
Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Non-Competitive (Direct) Sale of Public Lands in Washington County, UT
Document Number: 2014-23068
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a non- competitive (direct) sale of .44-acres in Washington County, Utah, at not less than the appraised value of $16,720 to the Ridgepointe Homeowners Association South, Inc., whose members own homes on the adjoining private land. The sale parcel will be offered pursuant to Section 203 and Section 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the applicable BLM land-sale regulations.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report, California
Document Number: 2014-22834
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA); the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA); and the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA); the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have partnered with the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) (collectively, the Agencies) to prepare the Draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR). The Draft DRECP includes Draft BLM Land Use Plan Amendments for the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan, Bishop Resource Management Plan (RMP), and the Caliente/ Bakersfield RMP; a FWS-proposed Habitat Conservation Plan (General Conservation Plan); and a CDFW-proposed Natural Community Conservation Plan. The Draft DRECP covers parts of Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties, California. By this notice, the Agencies are announcing the availability of the Draft DRECP and Draft EIS/EIR, the receipt of permit applications under Section 10 of the ESA from CEC and the California State Lands Commission (CSLC), and the opening of the comment period on the Draft DRECP and Draft EIS/EIR and the information provided in the permit applications.
Minerals Management: Adjustment of Cost Recovery Fees
Document Number: 2014-22836
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This final rule amends the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mineral resources regulations to update some fees that cover the BLM's cost of processing certain documents relating to its minerals programs and some filing fees for mineral-related documents. These updated fees include those for actions such as lease renewals and mineral patent adjudications.
Notice of Realty Action: Classification for Lease and Subsequent Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes in San Juan County, NM
Document Number: 2014-22734
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
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 subsequent conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, approximately 5 acres of public land in San Juan County, New Mexico. The San Juan County Soil and Water Conservation District proposes to use the land for an office building, shop, parking, and outdoor educational classroom.
Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Land, Oklahoma County, OK
Document Number: 2014-22723
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering to sell a parcel of public land totaling 2.78 acres as a non-competitive direct sale at not less than the appraised fair market value (FMV) of $175,000, to the City of Oklahoma City. The sale is pursuant to Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and BLM regulations. In accordance with BLM regulations, the BLM authorized officer finds that the public interest would be best served by resolving the inadvertent unauthorized use of public lands by the City of Oklahoma City whose improvements occupy portions of the parcel in question through a direct sale to the City. Such a sale would also protect existing equities in the current use of the land.
Temporary Closure of Public Land to Recreational Target Shooting Near the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument in Doña Ana County, NM
Document Number: 2014-22722
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Cruces District Office is restricting recreational target shooting on approximately 290 acres of public land near the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument (Monument). The restriction is needed to ensure public safety near the Monument entrance which is the Permian Tracks Road in Do[ntilde]a Ana County, New Mexico.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting for the Split Rock/Devil's Gate Interpretive Sites, Wyoming
Document Number: 2014-22720
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management proposes to withdraw, subject to valid existing rights, on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 343.23 acres of public lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral or geothermal leasing laws, or disposal under the Materials Act of 1947, to protect and preserve the Split Rock/ Devil's Gate interpretive sites. This notice segregates the lands from mining for up to 2 years while various studies and analyses are made to support a final decision on the withdrawal application.
Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Land (N-92955) for Affordable Housing Purposes in Las Vegas, Clark County, NV
Document Number: 2014-22719
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to sell a 5-acre public land parcel located in the southern portion of the Las Vegas Valley in Clark County, Nevada, under the authority of Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the BLM land sale conveyance regulations, and the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (SNPLMA), as amended. The BLM proposes that the parcel be sold by direct sale to the Nevada Housing Division, a division of the State of Nevada, Department of Business and Industry, at less than the parcel's appraised fair market value (FMV) consistent with SNPLMA and applicable BLM policy.
Notice of Temporary Area Closure at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Due to Carpenter 1 Wildland Fire in Clark County, NV
Document Number: 2014-22717
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), as authorized under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and pursuant to BLM regulations, is enacting a 5-year temporary closure to the public of 5,683.37 acres in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (NCA) due to the Carpenter 1 Fire, which occurred in July 2013. The closure is needed to address public safety and adjoining private property due to the potential for future downstream flooding from loss of vegetation and top soil until the area is stabilized and rehabilitated.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting, Agua Caliente Solar Energy Zone, Arizona
Document Number: 2014-22407
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to withdraw approximately 2,560 acres of public lands in Yuma County, Arizona, from location or entry under the United States mining laws, to protect and preserve for a 20-year period, the Agua Caliente Solar Energy Zone (SEZ). The lands will remain open to leasing under the mineral and geothermal leasing laws, and disposal under the Materials Act of 1947.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and Possible Land Use Plan Amendments for Segments 8 and 9 of the Gateway West 500-kV Transmission Line Project in Idaho
Document Number: 2014-22408
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho State Office announces its intention to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) analyzing the potential impacts of approving a right- of-way (ROW) application for Segments 8 and 9 of the Gateway West 500- kilovolt (kV) Transmission Line Project and possible land use plan amendments. The supplemental EIS will be prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA). The supplemental EIS is being prepared based on new information described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. The BLM issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the project on November 14, 2013. In that ROD, the BLM deferred offering a ROW grant for two of the 10 segmentsSegments 8 and 9to allow additional time for Federal, State, and local permitting agencies to examine additional options regarding siting route segments and mitigation and enhancement measures for those segments.
Notice of Public Meetings, Southwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-22356
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-19
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) Southwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council (RAC) is scheduled to meet as indicated below.
Notice of Resource Advisory Council Meeting for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-22070
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
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 (NCA) Advisory Council (Council) will meet as indicated below.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-21684
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
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 from those who seek to obtain mineral materials from public lands. OMB has assigned control number 1004-0103 to this collection.
Notice of Public Meeting; Central Montana Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-21658
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
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) Central Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Third Call for Nominations for the Coeur d'Alene Resource Advisory Committee, Idaho
Document Number: 2014-21641
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to reopen the request for public nominations for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Coeur d'Alene Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) that has member terms expiring this year. The RAC provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within the respective geographic area. For 30 days after the publication of this notice, the BLM will accept public nominations for positions in Category Oneholders of Federal grazing permits and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral development, timber industry, transportation or rights-of-way, developed outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle use, and commercial recreation.
Notice of Public Meeting, BLM-Alaska Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-21435
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
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) Alaska Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NDM 96877, North Dakota
Document Number: 2014-21434
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, Hess Bakken Investments II, LLC timely filed a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease NDM 96877, Dunn County, North Dakota. The lessee paid the required rentals accruing from the date of termination. No leases were issued that affect these lands.
Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming and Nebraska
Document Number: 2014-21433
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is scheduled to file the supplementals and 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 Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NDM 93267, North Dakota
Document Number: 2014-21432
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, Hess Corporation timely filed a petition for reinstatement of noncompetitive oil and gas lease NDM 93267, Mountrail County, North Dakota. The lessee paid the required rentals accruing from the date of termination. No leases were issued that affect these lands.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
Document Number: 2014-21429
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
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 plat listed below. The plat will be available for viewing at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
Document Number: 2014-21423
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
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 plat listed below and afford a proper period of time to protest this action prior to the plat filing. During this time, the plat will be available for review in the BLM Colorado State Office.
Notice of Intent To Amend the Resource Management Plan for the Medford District Office, Oregon and Prepare an Associated Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2014-21320
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-08
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) Medford District Office, Medford, Oregon intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendment with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Medford RMP, and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Meeting of the California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-21309
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Public Laws 92-463 and 94-579, that the California Desert District Advisory Council (DAC) to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Department of the Interior, will participate in a field tour of BLM-administered public lands on Friday, September 26, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will meet in formal session on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Pahrump, NV at the Saddle West Hotel, 1220 S. HWY 160, Pahrump, NV 89048. Agenda for the Saturday meeting will include updates by council members, the BLM California Desert District Manager, five Field Managers, and council subgroups. Final agenda items for the field trip and public meeting will be posted on the DAC Web page at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/rac/dac.html when finalized.
Notice of Public Meeting; Wyoming Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-21182
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-08
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) Wyoming Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meeting; Western Montana Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-20945
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
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) Western Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meetings, Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho
Document Number: 2014-20733
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meeting, North Slope Science Initiative-Science Technical Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2014-20576
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
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, North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) Science Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) will meet as indicated below.