Bureau of Land Management June 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Amend the Kemmerer Resource Management Plan and Prepare an Environmental Assessment; and Notice of Realty Action: Classification and Proposed Direct Sale of Public Land in Lincoln County, Wyoming
Document Number: 2016-15383
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), as amended, and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Kemmerer Field Office proposes to amend the May 24, 2010, Kemmerer Resource Management Plan (RMP) and prepare an environmental assessment (EA), to identify and allow the direct sale of an isolated parcel of public land totaling 2.80 acres to the adjacent landowner (Teichert Brothers, LLC) in Lincoln County, Wyoming, at the appraised fair market value (FMV) of $1,470.
Public Land Order No. 7853; Extension of Public Land Order No. 7209, Cape Johnson; Washington
Document Number: 2016-15382
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order extends the duration of the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 7209 for an additional 20-year period, which would otherwise expire on July 24, 2016. This extension is necessary to continue to protect the fragile, unique, and endangered natural and cultural resources at Cape Johnson, which is located adjacent to the Olympic National Park in Clallam County, Washington.
Onshore Oil and Gas Operations-Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments
Document Number: 2016-15129
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties contained in the Bureau of Land Management's regulations governing onshore oil and gas operations as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the ``Act''). The adjustments made by this interim final rule constitute the initial catch-up adjustments contemplated by the Act, and are consistent with applicable Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Monument Butte Area Oil and Gas Development Project, Duchesne and Uintah Counties, Utah
Document Number: 2016-15023
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance 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) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Monument Butte Area Oil and Gas Development Project and is announcing its availability.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Bald Mountain Mine North and South Operations Area Projects, White Pine County, Nevada
Document Number: 2016-15017
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Egan Field Office, Ely, Nevada has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Bald Mountain Mine North and South Operations Area Projects (Project) and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Notice of Application for Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Idaho (IDI 38117)
Document Number: 2016-15015
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (USFS) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw approximately 107.02 acres of National Forest System land from the mining laws to protect the Dump Creek Diversion Ditch within the Salmon National Forest in Idaho. This notice temporarily segregates the land for up to 2 years from the United States mining laws while the application is being processed. This notice also gives an opportunity for the public to comment on the application and to request a public meeting.
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2016-14983
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-24
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 Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-14852
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-23
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 Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee (GSENMAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Cancellation of Public Meeting, BLM Alaska Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-14849
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska Resource Advisory Council (RAC) has been cancelled.
Notice of Closure on Public Lands in Boise County, Idaho
Document Number: 2016-14575
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that the Skinny Dipper Hot Springs, which is located on public lands administered by the Four Rivers Field Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is closed to all uses.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection; Control No. 1004-0119
Document Number: 2016-14093
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-15
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 needed to evaluate and process applications for commercial, competitive, and organized group recreational uses of the public lands, and individual use of special areas. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0119 to this information collection.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension for Edson Creek Park and Opportunity for Public Meeting, Oregon
Document Number: 2016-14090
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-15
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. 7246 for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 7246 withdrew 44.48 acres of public land from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws, including the United States mining laws, but not from the mineral leasing laws, to protect the Edson Creek Park recreation site in Curry County, Oregon. Public Land Order No. 7246 will expire on February 19, 2017, unless extended. This notice gives the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed action and to request a public meeting.
Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Reversionary Interest in San Bernardino County, California
Document Number: 2016-13773
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Needles Field Office, proposes to sell the United States' reversionary interest in 2.31 acres of land in San Bernardino County, California to the City of Needles (City) at not less than fair market value in the amount of $139,994. The land was conveyed out of Federal ownership in 1966 subject to a reversionary interest which is now proposed for sale under the authority of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended.
Notice of Intent To Solicit Nominations for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council, Colorado
Document Number: 2016-13772
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to solicit public nominations for eight positions on the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (D-E NCA) Advisory Council (Council). The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) was directed by the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 to establish the D-E NCA 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. The appointments of eight members of the Council are scheduled to expire in November 2016. This call for nominations is to fill those eight expiring appointments.
Call for Nominations for the California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-13771
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-10
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 four members of its District Advisory Council to serve a three-year term. Council members provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on the management of public lands in Southern California.
Notice of Application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest for Lands Owned by the Corporation of the Catholic Archbishop of Anchorage, AK
Document Number: 2016-13763
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Corporation of the Catholic Archbishop of Anchorage (Archdiocese) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest (RDI) from the United States for lands the Archdiocese owns at the confluence of the Tazlina River and Copper River, near the village of Tazlina, Alaska. This notice is intended to notify the public of the Archdiocese's application and its supporting rationale.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Notification of a Public Meeting for the Johnny Behind the Rocks Recreation Zone, Wyoming
Document Number: 2016-13762
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-10
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, 4,964.75 acres of public land from location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral or geothermal leasing laws, for a period of 20 years. The proposed withdrawal is needed to protect cultural and recreational resources of the Johnny Behind the Rocks Recreation Zone in Fremont County, Wyoming. This notice temporarily segregates the land for up to 2 years from location and entry under the United States mining laws, while the application is processed. This notice also gives an opportunity to comment on the proposed withdrawal, and announces a public meeting date, time, and location.
Notice of Final Supplementary Rules for the Killpecker Sand Dunes Recreation Site, Wyoming
Document Number: 2016-13757
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is finalizing supplementary rules for the Killpecker Sand Dunes Recreation Site located within the Greater Sand Dunes Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) Eastern Portion managed by the Rock Springs Field Office (RSFO) in Rock Springs, Wyoming. This action improves the safety of visitors in the open play sand dunes area by providing better visual identification of off-highway vehicles (OHVs), implementing a speed limit, and prohibiting the possession and use of glass containers in the OHV recreation area.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
Document Number: 2016-13660
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-09
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 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.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
Document Number: 2016-13659
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
On Tuesday, July 14, 2009, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Office, published a Notice of Stay of Filing of Plat, in the Federal Register (74 FR 34035) to inform the public of a stay on the proposed filing of the dependent resurvey of the east boundary and a portion of the subdivisional lines in Township 42 North, Range 13 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, accepted on December 22, 2008, pending consideration of the protest and/or appeal that was filed. On May 27, 2016, the Interior Board of Land Appeals affirmed the BLM's decision to dismiss the protest. The BLM Colorado State Office is publishing this notice to inform the public of the intent to officially file the survey plat listed above 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 Resource Advisory Council Meetings for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conserv ation Area Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-13658
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-09
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.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2016-13565
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-08
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 Intent To Amend the Land Use Plans for the BLM-Administered Public Lands in Wisconsin and Minnesota and Prepare an Associated Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2016-13557
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-08
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 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northeastern States District, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, intends to prepare amendments for the Wisconsin Resource Management Plan (1985), the Minnesota Management Framework Plan (1982), and the Lake Vermilion Public Islands Coordinated Resource Management Plan (1993) (collectively referred to as Land Use Plans) and an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) for the BLM-administered public lands in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Non-Competitive (Direct) Sale of Public Land in Fresno and Monterey Counties, CA
Document Number: 2016-13555
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Central Coast Field Office, is considering a direct sale of public land containing 40 acres to Timothy Haley under Sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, at not less than the fair market value of $149,500.
Notice of Public Meeting, Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho
Document Number: 2016-13371
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-07
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), and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004 (FLREA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Intent To Amend the Resource Management Plan for the Taos Field Office, New Mexico, and Prepare an Associated Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Acceptance of the Rimrock Rose Ranch Donation
Document Number: 2016-13273
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-06
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) Taos Field Office, Taos, New Mexico intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendment with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Taos Field Office and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Filing of Plats of Survey; NV
Document Number: 2016-13238
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-06
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.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Idaho
Document Number: 2016-13232
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plat of survey of the following described land are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Office, Boise, ID, in 30 days from the date of this publication. These surveys were executed at the request of the Bureau of Land Management to meet their administrative needs. The lands surveyed are: The plat representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines, and the subdivision of sections 15 and 17, T. 34 N., R. 4 E., of the Boise Meridian, Idaho, Group Number 1425, was accepted May 13, 2016. The plat representing the dependent resurvey of portions of the north boundary and subdivisional lines, and the subdivision of sections 3 and 10, T. 8 N., R. 3 W., of the Boise Meridian, Idaho, Group Number 1430, was accepted May 25, 2016. These surveys were executed at the request of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to meet certain administrative and management purposes. The lands surveyed are: The plat representing the dependent resurvey of portions of the north boundary of the Nez Perce Indian Reservation, west boundary, and subdivisional lines, and the subdivision of sections 19, 21, and 31, T. 37 N., R. 3 W., of the Boise Meridian, Idaho, Group Number 1426, was accepted May 17, 2016. The plat representing the dependent resurvey of portions of the south boundary and subdivisional lines, and the subdivision of sections 25 and 34, T. 37 N., R. 4 W., of the Boise Meridian, Idaho, Group Number 1434, was accepted May 25, 2016. These surveys were executed at the request of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to meet certain administrative and management purposes. The lands surveyed are: The plat representing the dependent resurvey of portions of the east boundary, subdivisional lines, subdivision of section 11, and the original 1885 meanders of Grays Lake in sections 11, 14, and 23, and the subdivision of sections 11, 12, 13, 14, and 23, and certain metes- and-bounds surveys in sections 11, 12, 13, 14, and 23, T. 4 S., R. 43 E., of the Boise Meridian, Idaho, Group Number 1323, was accepted May 13, 2016.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Uncompahgre Field Office, Colorado
Document Number: 2016-13131
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-03
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 Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Uncompahgre Planning Area and by this notice is announcing the opening of the public comment period.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Medford District Resource Management Plan Amendment and Environmental Assessment: Table Rocks Area of Critical Environmental Concern Proposed Boundary Change and Supplementary Rules
Document Number: 2016-13130
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-03
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 Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment and Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) titled Medford District RMP Amendment and EA: Table Rocks Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) Proposed Boundary Change and Supplementary Rules and, by this notice, is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules for Guffey Gorge in Park County, Colorado
Document Number: 2016-12939
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing supplementary rules to regulate certain activities on public lands within Guffey Gorge in Park County, Colorado. These proposed supplementary rules would implement decisions found in the Guffey Gorge Management Plan Environmental Assessment (EA), approved on June 29, 2015, to provide for the protection of persons, property, and public lands resources located within an 80-acre site. These proposed supplementary rules will result in changes to some currently authorized activities related to possession or use of alcohol, amplified music, vehicle parking, and visitors with dogs.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan for Basin and Range National Monument, Nevada, and an Associated Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2016-12938
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-01
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) Ely District Office, Ely, Nevada intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) with an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Basin and Range National Monument (BARNM) and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. The new, stand-alone RMP will tier to and may incorporate by reference portions of the existing Ely District Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan (2008), as amended by the Greater Sage-Grouse Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment signed in 2015.
Notice of Public Meeting, BLM Alaska Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-12865
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 as amended (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meeting for the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-12864
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-01
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.
Utah Resource Advisory Council Meeting/Conference Call
Document Number: 2016-12863
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-01
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) Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will host a meeting/ conference call.
Utah Resource Advisory Council Subcommittee Meetings/Conference Calls
Document Number: 2016-12862
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-01
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) Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC) subcommittees will host meetings/conference calls.
Notice of Public Meeting: Northern California Resource Advisory Council Resource Management Plan Subcommittee; Postponed
Document Number: 2016-12854
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northern California Resource Advisory Council meeting is postponed.