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

Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification for Conveyance of Public Lands in Utah County, Utah
Document Number: 2015-17233
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for conveyance under the Taylor Grazing Act, and the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, 160 acres of public land in Utah County, Utah. Utah County proposes to develop a public shooting range facility on the land.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-17232
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-14
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 individuals who want to make a desert land entry to reclaim, irrigate, and cultivate arid and semiarid public lands administered by the BLM in the western States. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004-0004.
Proposed Information Collection: Surveys and Focus Groups To Support Outcomes-Focused Management
Document Number: 2015-17231
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a collection of information to support recreation planning and management on public lands. The respondents will be recreationists visiting BLM-managed areas and members of communities near BLM-managed areas. The BLM invites public comments on this proposed collection. A Federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 1004-0185
Document Number: 2015-17230
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance 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 pertaining to Federal and Indian oil and gas leasing and drainage protection (except on the Osage Reservation). The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0185 to this information collection.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 1004-0204
Document Number: 2015-17045
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-13
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 Resource Advisory Councils. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0204 to this information collection.
Notice of Realty Action; Segregation of Public Land Located in Lyon County and Mineral County, Nevada
Document Number: 2015-17044
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This notice serves to segregate the identified public lands located in Lyon County and Mineral County, Nevada for up to two years from appropriation pursuant to the public land laws, including location pursuant to the General Mining Act, subject to valid existing rights. The purpose of such segregation is to promote the orderly administration of the public lands identified in section 3009(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act, Public Law 113-291 (December 19, 2014).
Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Site Security
Document Number: 2015-16737
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This proposed rule would replace Onshore Oil and Gas Order No. 3, Site Security (Order 3), with new regulations that would be codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Order 3 establishes minimum standards for oil and gas facility site security. It includes provisions intended to ensure that oil and gas produced from Federal and Indian (except Osage Tribe) oil and gas leases are properly and securely handled, so as to ensure accurate measurement, production accountability, and royalty payments, and to prevent theft and loss. Order 3 was issued in 1989. The changes proposed as part of this proposed rule would allow the BLM to strengthen its policies governing production verification and accountability by updating Order 3's requirements to address changes in technology and industry practices that have occurred in the 25 years since Order 3 was issued, and to respond to recommendations made by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) with respect to the BLM's production verification efforts. The proposed rule addresses Facility Measurement Points (FMPs), site facility diagrams, the use of seals, bypasses around meters, documentation, recordkeeping, commingling, off- lease measurement, and the reporting of incidents of unauthorized removal or mishandling of oil and condensate. The proposed rule also identifies certain acts of noncompliance that would result in an immediate assessment. Finally, it sets forth a process for the BLM to consider variances from the requirements of this proposed regulation. The BLM believes these proposed changes will enhance its overall production verification and accountability efforts. As part of those efforts, the BLM also anticipates that it will separately propose new regulations to update and replace Onshore Oil and Gas Orders Nos. 4 (Order 4) and 5 (Order 5) related to measurement of oil and gas, respectively.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona
Document Number: 2015-16679
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of the described lands were officially filed in the Arizona State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Phoenix, Arizona, on dates indicated.
Notice of Public Meetings, Southwest Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2015-16677
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
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 Resource Advisory Council (RAC) is scheduled to meet as indicated below.
Notice of Availability of the Kremmling Field Office Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan, Colorado
Document Number: 2015-16432
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) and approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Kremmling Field Office located in Grand, Eagle, Summit, Jackson, Larimer, and Routt counties in northwest Colorado. The Colorado State Director signed the ROD on June 19, 2015, which constitutes the BLM's final decision and makes the approved RMP effective immediately.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Colorado River Valley Field Office Approved Resource Management Plan
Document Number: 2015-16431
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) and Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Colorado River Valley Field Office located in portions of Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, and Routt counties in northwest Colorado. The Colorado State Director signed the ROD on June 11, 2015, which constitutes the BLM's final decision and makes the approved RMP effective immediately.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-16440
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-06
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 respondents who provide certain information in order to conduct onshore oil and gas geophysical exploration on lands managed by the BLM or the U.S. Forest Service. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004-0162.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
Document Number: 2015-16290
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-02
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 plats listed below and afford a proper period of time to protest this action prior to the plat filing. During this time, the plats will be available for review in the BLM Colorado State Office.