Bureau of Land Management February 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Tres Rios Field Office Approved Resource Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement, Colorado
Document Number: 2015-04075
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-27
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 Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Tres Rios Field Office located in Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Montezuma, Montrose, San Juan and San Miguel counties in southwest Colorado. The document also serves as the BLM's decision to adopt the U.S. Forest Service oil and gas leasing decisions for Federal mineral estate administered by the San Juan National Forest in Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, Rio Grande and San Juan counties. The Colorado State Director signed the ROD on February 27, 2015, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved RMP effective immediately.
Notice of Public Meeting for the John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2015-03981
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-26
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, and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the John DaySnake Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below:
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: 2015-03579
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-23
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.
Public Land Order No. 7830; Extension of Public Land Order No. 7130; Idaho
Document Number: 2015-03508
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order extends Public Land Order No. 7130 for an additional 20-year period. This extension is necessary to continue to protect and reserve the lands for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Grays Lake Refuge Headquarters in Bonneville County, Idaho, which would otherwise expire on March 30, 2015.
Filing of Plats of Survey: California
Document Number: 2015-03468
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of lands described below are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management, California State Office, Sacramento, California.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2015-03423
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-19
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 Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Oregon
Document Number: 2015-03101
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
On behalf of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management proposes to withdraw, subject to valid existing rights, 3680.29 acres of public lands, including 3,600.29 acres of revested Oregon and California Railroad Grant lands in Josephine County, Oregon, 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 for a period of 20 years. The proposed withdrawal is needed to protect the geological, fisheries, and wildlife resources within the Crooks Creek Fisheries and Limestone Caves area. This notice temporarily segregates the lands for up to 2 years from location and entry under the United States mining laws and gives the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed withdrawal application and to request a public meeting.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Gold Rock Mine Project, White Pine County, NV
Document Number: 2015-02950
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-13
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 (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Egan Field Office, Ely, Nevada has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for the proposed Gold Rock Mine Project in White Pine County, NV, and by this notice is announcing the opening of the public comment period on the Draft EIS.
Notice of Intent To Amend the Resource Management Plan for the Bureau of Land Management Gunnison Field Office and Prepare an Associated Environmental Impact Statement, Colorado
Document Number: 2015-02946
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-13
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) Gunnison Field Office, Gunnison, Colorado, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendment with an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Realty Action: Application for Conveyance of Federally Owned Mineral Interests in Pima County, Arizona
Document Number: 2015-02944
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is processing an application under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of October 21, 1976 (FLPMA), to convey the federally owned mineral interests of 80 acres located in Pima County, Arizona, to the surface owner, Sahuarita Holdings, LLC. 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.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
Document Number: 2015-02940
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-12
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.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection; Control Number 1004-0153
Document Number: 2015-02740
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-11
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 from owners of surface estates who apply for underlying Federally-owned mineral interests. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0153 to this information collection.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection; Control Number 1004-0004
Document Number: 2015-02739
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-11
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 from applicants for a desert land entry for agricultural purposes. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0004 to this information collection.
Notice of Public Meetings, Rio Grande Natural Area Commission Meetings
Document Number: 2015-02664
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-10
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) Rio Grande Natural Area Commission will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Modification of Public Land Order No. 184 and Opportunity for a Public Meeting, Colorado
Document Number: 2015-02568
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management proposes to modify, on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Public Land Order (PLO) No. 184 by opening the public land to all forms of appropriation and entry under the public land laws to provide for the disposal of small, fragmented, isolated parcels that are largely intermingled within residential areas. The public lands will remain closed to location and entry under the United States mining and mineral leasing laws. This notice gives the public an opportunity to comment on the application and to request a public meeting.
Notice of Intent To Amend the California Desert Conservation Area Plan and Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for a Proposed Recreation Area Management Plan and General Plan Update for the Management of Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area in Imperial County, California
Document Number: 2015-02551
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-09
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) El Centro Field Office, California, and California Department of Parks and Recreation Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) intend to prepare a California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan Amendment with an associated joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/ Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) for the proposed Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP) and General Plan update. By this notice, the BLM and OHMVR are announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Second Call for Nominations for the California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: 2015-02550
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to reopen the request for public nominations for the Desert Advisory Council (DAC). Council members provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on the management of public lands in Southern California.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Montana
Document Number: 2015-02494
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management proposes to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 7464, as extended by PLO Nos. 7643 and 7753, for an additional 5- year term. PLO No. 7464 withdrew 3,530.62 acres of public land in Phillips County, Montana, from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws, including the mining laws, to protect the reclamation of the Zortman-Landusky mining area. The withdrawal created by PLO No. 7464, as extended, will expire on October 4, 2015, unless further extended. This notice also gives an opportunity to comment on the proposed action and to request a public meeting.
Notice of Extension of the Public Comment Period for the Notice of Availability of the Las Vegas and Pahrump Field Offices Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Nevada
Document Number: 2015-02371
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a Notice of Availability for the Las Vegas and Pahrump Field Offices Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in the Federal Register on October 10, 2014 [FR Doc. 2014-24135] and announced the availability of these documents. On December 23, 2014, the BLM announced the extension the public comment period for the Draft RMP and Draft EIS until February 6, 2015 in the Federal Register [FR Doc. 2014-29923]. In response to requests, the BLM is extending the public comment period for the Draft RMP and Draft EIS until March 9, 2015.
Notice of Realty Action; Competitive Sale of 29 Parcels of Public Land in Clark County, NV
Document Number: 2015-02368
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer 29 parcels of public land totaling 597.59 acres in the Las Vegas Valley by competitive sale, at not less than the appraised fair market values (FMV). The BLM is proposing to offer the parcels for sale pursuant to the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (SNPLMA), as amended. The sale will be subject to the applicable provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and BLM land sale regulations.
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2015-02281
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-05
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 Public Meeting, Pecos District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico
Document Number: 2015-02127
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-04
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 (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Proposed Idaho Statewide Supplementary Rules
Document Number: 2015-02068
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to establish statewide supplementary rules for lands managed by the BLM in Idaho. These rules are necessary to protect natural resources and the health and safety of public land users within Idaho. These supplementary rules would allow BLM law enforcement personnel and partner agencies to address gaps in current regulations, to continue enforcing existing public land regulations in a manner consistent with current State of Idaho statutes, and provide more clarity for public land users.
2015 National Call for Nominations for Resource Advisory Councils
Document Number: 2015-02034
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Councils (RAC) that have member terms expiring this year. The RACs provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within their geographic areas. The BLM will accept public nominations for 45 days after the publication of this notice.
Notice of Public Meeting: Bureau of Land Management Nevada Resource Advisory Councils and Recreation Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2015-02033
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-03
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 (FACA), the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada will hold a joint meeting of its three Resource Advisory Councils (RACs), the Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin RAC, the Northeastern Great Basin RAC, and the Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC in Elko, Nevada. The meeting is open to the public and a public comment period is scheduled for Feb. 26. Dates and Times: The three RACs will meet on Thursday, February 26, 2015, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, February 27, 2015, from 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A public comment period will be held on Feb. 26. The agenda and additional information and information about viewing the meeting on the web will be posted at http://on.doi.gov/1bkJm1g.