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

Notice of Intent To Establish the Southwest Oregon RAC, the Northwest Oregon RAC, and the Coastal Oregon RAC
Document Number: 2014-28140
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is publishing this notice in accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The BLM gives notice that the Secretary of the Interior is establishing the Southwest Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC), the Northwest Oregon RAC, and the Coastal Oregon RAC. These RACs will provide advice to the Secretary of the Interior concerning the planning and management of the public lands located in western Oregon's five BLM districts.
Call for Nominations for the California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-28102
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
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 six members to its District Advisory Council to serve three-year terms. Council members provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on the management of public lands in Southern California.
Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed SunZia Southwest Transmission Project, New Mexico
Document Number: 2014-28098
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to determine whether newly identified measures to mitigate potential impacts caused by the proposed SunZia Southwest Transmission Line Project to military operations and readiness activities require the BLM to prepare a supplement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which the BLM published in June 2013. The mitigation proposed by the Department of Defense (DOD) would involve the burial of three segments that total approximately 5 miles of the SunZia Southwest Transmission Line Project within the area identified as the ``call up area'' north of the White Sands Missile Range along and within the preferred alternative corridor analyzed in the Final EIS. This notice announces the opening of a public comment period for the EA.
Notice of Availability of the Carson City District Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, NV
Document Number: 2014-28004
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
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 the Carson City District Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Carson City District Office, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices, and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
Document Number: 2014-27902
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-25
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.
Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: 2014-27876
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plats 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 Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
Document Number: 2014-27873
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-25
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.
Competitive Processes, Terms, and Conditions for Leasing Public Lands for Solar and Wind Energy Development and Technical Changes and Corrections
Document Number: 2014-27639
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
On September 30, 2014, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published in the Federal Register with a 60-day comment period a proposed rule, to facilitate responsible solar and wind energy development and to receive fair market value for such development. (79 FR 59021) 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. 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. The BLM received requests to extend the comment period of this proposed rule. In response to these requests, the BLM is extending the comment period for 15 days beyond the end of the initial comment period. As a result of this extension, the comment period will now close on December 16, 2014.
Notice of Realty Action: Non-Competitive Direct Sale of the Reversionary Interest in a Recreation and Public Purpose Act (R&PP) Patent, in Clark County, NV (N-90426)
Document Number: 2014-27606
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The reversionary interest held by the United States in a 5.22- acre parcel of public land is determined suitable for direct sale and release to the Paradise Bible Baptist Church, under the authority of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, as amended. The purpose of the direct sale is to dispose of the reversionary interest clause in the patented lands, which represents certain restrictions and conditions that prevents the Paradise Bible Baptist Church from using the land for other purposes.
Second Call for Nominations for the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board
Document Number: 2014-27273
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to solicit public nominations for three positions on the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Board). The Board provides advice concerning the management, protection, and control of wild free-roaming horses and burros on public lands administered by the Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Department of Agriculture, through the U.S. Forest Service. The BLM will accept public nominations for 30 days after publication of this Notice.
Notice of Intent To Solicit Nominations for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-27267
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) was directed by the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 to establish the Dominguez- Escalante National Conservation Area (D-E NCA) Advisory Council (Council). The 10-member Council was formed in December 2010 to provide recommendations to the Secretary through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) during the development of a resource management plan (RMP) for the D-E NCA. This call for nominations is to fill two of the 10 seats on the Council. The appointments for these two members are scheduled to expire in January 2015.
Notice of Temporary Closure for Selected Public Lands in Uintah and Grand Counties, UT
Document Number: 2014-27266
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As authorized under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, notice is hereby given that certain public lands near P.R. Springs developed camping site in Utah were temporarily closed to overnight camping. This closure provided for public health and safety due to serious concerns noted by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources regarding the potential for human-bear conflicts in the area.
Notice of Realty Action: Modified Competitive Sealed Bid Sale of Public Land in Sweetwater County, WY
Document Number: 2014-27209
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer by modified competitive, sealed-bid sale, two parcels totaling 650 acres in Sweetwater County at no less than the fair market value (FMV) of $290,000 for parcel 1 and $210,000 for parcel 2 as determined by the October 29, 2013, appraisal. The sale will be subject to the applicable provisions of Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), 43 U.S.C. 1713, and the BLM land sale regulations at 43 CFR 2710.
Filing of Plats of Survey; NV
Document Number: 2014-27107
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-17
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 Public Meeting, Pecos District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, Lesser Prairie-Chicken Habitat Preservation Area of Critical Environmental Concern (LPC ACEC) Livestock Grazing Subcommittee, New Mexico
Document Number: 2014-27016
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-14
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, Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Pecos District Resource Advisory Council's (RAC) Lesser Prairie- Chicken (LPC) Habitat Preservation Area of Critical Environmental Concerns (ACEC) Livestock Grazing Subcommittee will meet as indicated below.
Idaho: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: 2014-26828
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has officially filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Idaho State Office, Boise, Idaho, effective 9:00 a.m., on the dates specified.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Classification and Conveyance of Public Land in Doña Ana County, NM
Document Number: 2014-26784
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for conveyance about 125 acres of public land in Do[ntilde]a Ana County, New Mexico, under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended. The City of Las Cruces (City) has applied to obtain patent on its current landfill R&PP leases NMNM 000014 and NMNM 018155 each of 40 acres with a history of landfill use. Additionally, the City has applied to obtain patent of 45 acres (NMNM 132849) of land adjacent to the leases. The resulting patent would total 125 acres. As a separate transaction, the City filed an application for the conveyance of the federally owned mineral interests in the 125-acre parcel of land described in this notice. The BLM is processing the mineral application under Section 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA).
Notice of Realty Action: Non-Competitive (Direct) Sale of Public Land in Carbon County, Wyoming
Document Number: 2014-26710
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a non- competitive (direct) sale of a parcel of public land totaling 1.52 acres in Carbon County, Wyoming, to Philip A. and Ray Deane Card under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, at not less than the fair market value of $1,350.00. 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 Philip A. Card and Ray Deane Card whose improvements occupy the proposed sale parcel.
Notice of Realty Action: Application for Segregation and Conveyance of Federally Owned Mineral Interests in Adams County, IL
Document Number: 2014-26707
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is processing an application under the Federal Land Policy Management Act of October 21, 1976 (FLPMA), to convey the 50 percent undivided mineral interest owned by the United States in 39 acres located in Adams County, Illinois, to surface owner, Marilyn Shriver and Sons. Upon publication of this notice, the BLM is temporarily segregating the federally owned mineral interests in the land covered by the application from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, for up to 2 years while the BLM processes the application. If the application meets the requirements in the statute and the regulation, the BLM may convey the United States' entire 50 percent interest in the minerals within the tract.
Meeting of the California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-26703
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-12
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, December 5, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will meet in formal session on Saturday, December 6, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Palm Springs, CA. Exact meeting location is yet to be determined. 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, public meeting, and meeting location will be posted on the DAC Web page at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/rac/dac.html when finalized.
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the West Eugene Wetlands in Oregon
Document Number: 2014-26618
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-12
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) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West Eugene Wetlands and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Notice of Availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Alpine Satellite Development Plan for the Proposed Greater Mooses Tooth Unit Development Project, Alaska
Document Number: 2014-26554
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Alaska State Office, is issuing the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Alpine Satellite Development Plan for the Proposed Greater Mooses Tooth (GMT) Unit Development Project, Alaska. Pursuant to 40 CFR 1502.9(c), the Supplemental EIS has been prepared to supplement the Alpine Satellite Development Plan (ASDP) Final EIS, dated September 2004, regarding the establishment of satellite oil production pads and associated infrastructure within the Alpine field.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
Document Number: 2014-26547
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
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 Rio Grande Natural Area Commission Meeting Reschedule
Document Number: 2014-26541
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
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), notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Grande Natural Area Commission meeting scheduled for December 11, 2014, has been rescheduled to take place on December 12, 2014. Notice of the original meeting appeared in the Federal Register on January 28, 2014.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-26515
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
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) to continue the collection of information pertaining to the use and occupancy of public lands in accordance with various mining laws. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0169 to this collection.
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2014-26454
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-06
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 Interim Final Supplementary Rules for Public Lands in El Dorado County, CA
Document Number: 2014-26410
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The California State Director for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is establishing interim final supplementary rules and requests public comments. These interim final supplementary rules will become effective immediately upon publication in the Federal Register, and will apply to 695 acres of public lands, known as Kanaka Valley, in El Dorado County, California. The BLM has determined that these interim final supplementary rules are necessary to enhance the safety of visitors and local residents and reduce the risk of undue ecological degradation to Kanaka Valley's rare soils and plants and other significant values. These rules are in accordance with the Kanaka Valley Management Plan (2013).
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; North Dakota
Document Number: 2014-26409
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-06
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 8, 2014.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection; Control Number 1004-0201
Document Number: 2014-26327
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-05
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 applicants for oil shale leases, oil shale lessees, and oil shale operators. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004-0201.
Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application COC76563, Colorado
Document Number: 2014-26049
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-03
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 GCC Energy, LLC, on a pro rata cost-sharing basis, in a program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in La Plata County, Colorado.
Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application COC-76435, Colorado
Document Number: 2014-26048
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
All interested parties are hereby invited to participate with Trapper Mining Inc., on a pro rata cost-sharing basis, in a program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in lands located in Moffat County, Colorado, encompassing 3,625.26 acres.
Public Meeting and Call for Public Comment on Coal Lease Application, Jefferson County, AL
Document Number: 2014-26047
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern States Office announces a public meeting and requests public comments on an application filed by Best Coal/Narley Mine No. 3 for a Federal coal lease tract located in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Notice of Meeting, Front Range Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-26036
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-03
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) Front Range Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.