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

Renewal of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 1004-0073
Document Number: 2016-21080
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-31
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 that enables the BLM to manage Federal coal resources in accordance with applicable statutes. The OMB previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004-0073.
BLM Internet-Based Auctions
Document Number: 2016-20943
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This procedural rule amends certain provisions of the oil and gas regulations administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to recognize that the BLM is authorized to use either oral or internet- based auction procedures to conduct oil and gas lease sales under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended (MLA). The changes made by this rule update the BLM's regulations to be consistent with the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 (NDAA), which specifically granted the BLM the authority to use internet-based bidding for its competitive oil and gas lease sales.
2016 Second Call for Nominations for Certain New Mexico Resource Advisory Councils
Document Number: 2016-20942
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to reopen the request for public nominations for certain New Mexico Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Councils (RAC) that have member terms expiring this year. These 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 RACs covered by this request for nominations are identified below. The BLM will accept public nominations for 30 days after the publication of this notice.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 1004-0001
Document Number: 2016-20907
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-31
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 that enables the BLM to collect information from applicants for free use permits for vegetative or mineral material. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0001 to this information collection.
Public Land Order No. 7855; Withdrawal of National Forest System Land for the Burgess Junction Visitor Center and Administrative Site; Wyoming
Document Number: 2016-20718
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
On behalf of the United States Forest Service, this order withdraws, subject to valid existing rights, 73 acres of National Forest System land in the Bighorn National Forest from location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, for a period of 20 years to protect capital improvements constructed for the Burgess Junction Visitor Center and Administrative Site.
Public Land Order No. 7856; Withdrawal of National Forest System Land for the Medicine Wheel/Medicine Mountain National Historic Landmark; Wyoming
Document Number: 2016-20715
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Subject to valid existing rights, this order withdraws approximately 4,513 acres of National Forest System land in the Bighorn National Forest 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 to protect and preserve existing heritage resources and American Indian spiritual values within the formally designated Medicine Wheel/ Medicine Mountain National Historic Landmark (NHL).
Notice of Public Meeting, Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho
Document Number: 2016-20719
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-29
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) Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
2016 Second Call for Nominations for Utah Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-20551
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to request a second call for nominations for five open positions on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC) because we did not receive a sufficient number of applications from the first call for nominations. The RAC provides 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 30 days after the publication of this notice.
Second Call for Nominations to the Alaska Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-20509
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-26
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) Alaska Resource Advisory Council (RAC). The RAC provides advice and recommendations to the BLM regarding land management issues. BLM Alaska will accept public nominations for 45 days after the publication of this notice.
Notice of Intent To Establish a Campground Fee on Public Land in Gunnison County, Colorado
Document Number: 2016-20450
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Gunnison Field Office, Gunnison, Colorado, intends to establish an overnight camping fee at the Oh Be Joyful Campground.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Sheep Mountain Uranium Project, Fremont County, Wyoming
Document Number: 2016-20449
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-26
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 Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Sheep Mountain Uranium Project and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Filing of Plats of Survey: California
Document Number: 2016-20388
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
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: 2016-20380
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
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 Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2016-20228
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
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) Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Intent To Amend the Coeur d'Alene Resource Management Plan and To Prepare an Associated Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2016-20095
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-23
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) Coeur d'Alene Field Office, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendment with an associated environmental assessment (EA) and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Realty Action: Rosebud Parcel-Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification for Conveyance of Public Lands in Box Elder County, UT
Document Number: 2016-19972
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification under Section 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act, and conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, 0.36 acres of public land in Box Elder County, Utah. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources proposes to assume ownership of a 70 ft. wide by 221.56 ft.-long parcel of land with an existing building that has been used as field quarters for personnel and cooperators working in northwestern Box Elder County, Utah.
State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2016-19818
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-19
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), Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet in Phoenix, Arizona, as indicated below.
Notice of Federal Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Greens Hollow Tract, Utah (Coal Lease Application UTU-84102)
Document Number: 2016-19727
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah State Office, will offer the Federal coal resources described below as the Greens Hollow Tract (UTU-84102) for competitive sale by sealed bid, in accordance with the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, and the applicable implementing regulations. The sale tract is located in Sanpete and Sevier Counties, Utah.
Filing of Plats of Survey, Nebraska and Wyoming
Document Number: 2016-19708
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is scheduled to file plats of survey thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming. The surveys were executed at the request of the U. S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Land Management and are necessary for the management of these lands. The lands surveyed are: The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of portions of the west and north boundaries and portions of the subdivisional lines, and the survey of the subdivision of certain sections, Township 30 North, Range 52 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Nebraska, Group No. 183, was accepted August 11, 2016. The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines, and the survey of the subdivision of section 24, Township 30 North, Range 53 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Nebraska, Group No. 183, was accepted August 11, 2016. The plat and field notes representing the corrective dependent resurvey of portions of the subdivisional lines and the subdivision of section 32, the dependent resurvey of portions of the east, south and west boundaries, the subdivisional lines and subdivision of section lines, and the survey of the subdivision of certain sections, Township 26 North, Range 6 East, Sixth Principal Meridian, Nebraska, Group No. 184, was accepted August 11, 2016. The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of portions of Lot No. 43, a portion of the Fourteenth Guide Meridian West, through Township 24 North, between Ranges 112 and 113 West, portions of the subdivisional lines, and the 1899 meanders of the banks of the Green River, the survey of the subdivision of section 5, the survey of the 2013 meanders of the westerly shore of Fontenelle Reservoir in section 5, and the metes and bounds survey of the west right-of-way of Wyoming State Highway No. 189 through section 5, Township 24 North, Range 112 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 894, was accepted August 11, 2016. The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the Sixth Standard Parallel North, through Range 112 West, portions of the subdivisional lines, and the 1901 meanders of the banks of the Green River, the survey of the subdivision of certain sections, the survey of the 2013-2014 meanders of the westerly shore of Fontenelle Reservoir in certain sections, and the metes-and-bounds survey of the west right-of-way of Wyoming State Highway No. 189 through certain sections, Township 25 North, Range 112 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 895, was accepted August 11, 2016. The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the east boundary and subdivisional lines, and the survey of the subdivision of section 24, Township 13 North, Range 82 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 929, was accepted August 11, 2016. The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines and the survey of the subdivision of section 27, Township 54 North, Range 85 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 930, was accepted August 11, 2016. The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of portions of the north boundary and subdivisional lines, and the survey of the subdivision of sec. 2, Township 13 North, Range 77 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 931, was accepted August 11, 2016. The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of portions of the subdivisional lines, subdivision of section 24 and lots 10, 11 and 12, section 24, Township 14 North, Range 84 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 932, was accepted August 11, 2016. The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the east boundary and the survey of the subdivision of section 12, Township 29 North, Range 100 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 933, was accepted August 11, 2016. The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines, and a portion of the subdivision of section 15, Township 18 North, Range 80 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 935, was accepted August 11, 2016. The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines and the survey of the subdivision of section 19, Township 50 North, Range 63 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 936, was accepted August 11, 2016. The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the Thirteenth Auxiliary Guide Meridian West, through Township 31 North, between Ranges 108 and 109 West, the subdivisional lines and the 1892 meanders of the banks of New Fork River in section 12, and the survey of the subdivision of section 12, Township 31 North, Range 109 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 939, was accepted August 11, 2016.
Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming
Document Number: 2016-19482
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming, on the dates indicated.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW178492, Wyoming
Document Number: 2016-19429
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Per the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, Hilcorp Energy I, L.P. filed a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease WYW178492, in Crook County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time, and the lessee paid the required rentals accruing from the date of termination. No leases that affect these lands were issued before the petition was filed.
Call for Nominations for Central and Northern California Resource Advisory Councils and Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-19428
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking nominations for the Central California and Northern California District Resource Advisory Councils (RAC) and the Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC). The Central California RAC advises BLM officials for the Central Coast, Mother Lode, Bakersfield, Ukiah and Bishop Field Offices. The Northern California RAC advises BLM officials for the Redding, Arcata, Eagle Lake and Applegate Field Offices. The Carrizo MAC advises BLM officials for the Monument. The BLM will receive public nominations for 30 days from the date this notice is published.
Notice of Availability of the Gunnison Sage-Grouse Rangewide Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Colorado and Utah
Document Number: 2016-19100
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
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 Gunnison Sage-Grouse (GUSG) Rangewide Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the BLM field offices in southwest Colorado and southeast Utah, and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the West of Devers Upgrade Project, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, CA
Document Number: 2016-18992
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West of Devers Upgrade Project and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Notice of Application for Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; California
Document Number: 2016-18835
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The United States Forest Service (USFS) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting that the Secretary of the Interior withdraw approximately 82.5 acres of National Forest System land from location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not leasing under the mineral leasing laws for a 20-year term to protect the recreational resources at the Spanish Creek Campground located in the Plumas National Forest, California. Publication of this notice temporarily segregates the land for up to 2 years from location and entry under the United States mining laws while the withdrawal application is being processed. This notice also gives the public an opportunity to comment on the withdrawal application and to request a public meeting. The land has been and will remain open to such forms of disposition allowed by law on National Forest System land and to mineral leasing, except for location and entry under the mining laws.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Previously Issued Oil and Gas Leases in the White River National Forest, Colorado
Document Number: 2016-18542
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado River Valley Field Office (CRVFO), located in Silt, Colorado, prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that analyzes the environmental impacts of previous decisions to issue 65 leases on lands within the White River National Forest (WRNF) from 1995 to 2012.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
Document Number: 2016-18276
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-02
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.
Notice of Termination of Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration Project Environmental Impact Statement, Arizona
Document Number: 2016-18272
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration Project is no longer required and the process is hereby terminated. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on October 21, 2014, published a notice of intent (NOI) to prepare an EIS. The EIS would have analyzed proposed vegetation treatments in the Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration Project area.