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

Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules for Public Lands Managed by the Moab Field Office in Grand County, Utah
Document Number: 2016-26179
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a supplementary rule addressing conduct on public lands in the vicinity of Corona Arch and Gemini Bridges in Grand County, Utah. The proposed supplementary rule would prohibit roped activities around Corona Arch and Gemini Bridges. Such activities involve the use of ropes or other climbing aids, and include, but are not limited to, ziplining, highlining, slacklining, traditional rock climbing, sport rock climbing, rappelling, and swinging.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
Document Number: 2016-26102
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-28
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 November 28, 2016.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the 3 Bars Ecosystem and Landscape Restoration Project in Eureka County, NV
Document Number: 2016-25978
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-28
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 3 Bars Ecosystem and Landscape Restoration Project (3 Bars Project) and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2016-25658
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-24
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.
Amended Notice of Intent To Amend the Resource Management Plan for the Farmington Field Office, New Mexico and Prepare an Associated Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2016-25527
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs
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) (43 U.S.C. 1711-1712), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Farmington Field Office, Farmington, New Mexico is preparing a Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) with an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). By this notice, the BLM is announcing the beginning of a scoping process to solicit public comments and to identify issues specifically related to analysis of Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) managed mineral leasing and associated activity decisions pursuant to 25 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 200 et seq. as part of the EIS for the Farmington RMPA.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Vantage to Pomona Heights 230 kV Transmission Line Project in Benton, Grant, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties, Washington
Document Number: 2016-25404
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-21
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 Vantage to Pomona Heights 230 kilovolt (kV) Transmission Line Project (Project) and, by this notice, is announcing its availability.
Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Competitive Sale of Public Lands in Lincoln County, NV
Document Number: 2016-25406
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer by competitive sale three parcels of public land totaling 165.92 acres in Lincoln County, Nevada, at no less than the appraised fair market values (FMV) of $154,000 for N-89778, containing 12.20 acres; $145,000 for N-89322 containing 143.72 acres; and $140,000 for N-89336 containing 10.00 acres. The sale will be subject to the applicable provision of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, and applicable BLM land sale regulations.
Notice of Meeting, Rocky Mountain Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-25369
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-20
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) Rocky Mountain Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Information Collection; Permits for Recreation on Public Lands; OMB Control Number 1004-0119
Document Number: 2016-25277
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-19
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 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 collection.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 1004-0114
Document Number: 2016-25228
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-19
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 for the location, recording, and maintenance of mining claims and sites. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0114 to this information collection.
Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Council (RAC) to the Boise District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
Document Number: 2016-25114
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-18
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) Boise District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will hold a meeting as indicated below.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2016-25113
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-18
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 Classification of Public Lands and Minerals for State Indemnity Selection, Montana
Document Number: 2016-24944
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (State) has filed a petition for classification and application to obtain public lands and mineral estate in lieu of lands to which the State was entitled, but did not receive under its Statehood Act. The State did not receive title because the lands had previously been appropriated. Under Section 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act of 1934, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to classify sufficient acreage of public lands/minerals in Montana for title transfer to the State to satisfy this obligation to the State. Of the area proposed for State Indemnity Selection, 10,560 acres are designated as greater sage-grouse General Habitat Management area.
Filing of Plats of Survey, Nebraska
Document Number: 2016-24852
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
After withdrawal of protest, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is scheduled to lift the stay of filing of plat of survey dated August 24, 2009, and file this plat of survey thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming. This survey was executed at the request of the National Park Service and is necessary for the management of these lands. The lands surveyed are: The plat representing the entire record of the survey of Tract No. 37, Township 32 North, Range 3 East, Sixth Principal Meridian, Nebraska, was accepted March 6, 2009.
Notice of Availability of the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project and Equitrans Expansion Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement and the USFS Draft Associated Land and Resource Management Plan Amendments
Document Number: 2016-24833
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended; the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended; and the National Forest Management Act of 1976, as amended (NFMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have participated as cooperating agencies with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the preparation of the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project (MVP) and Equitrans Expansion Project (Equitrans) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Draft EIS addresses the impacts of these projects, the associated draft Jefferson National Forest Revised Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP) amendments of the USFS, and the application to the BLM for a right-of-way grant sought by Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (Mountain Valley) for the MVP project. With this agency-specific Notice of Availability, the BLM and the USFS are announcing the opening of the FERC comment period. Comments need to be timely and specific, showing a direct relationship to the proposal and include supporting reasons.
Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules for Public Lands in Colorado: Cache Creek Placer Area
Document Number: 2016-24610
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Colorado is proposing supplementary rules for 2,160 acres of public lands addressed in the Cache Creek Placer Area Management Plan, approved on February 23, 2016. These proposed supplementary rules would apply to public lands administered by the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office in Chaffee County, Colorado. The proposed rules would implement decisions found in the Cache Creek Placer Area Management Plan relating to the collection of mineral materials within the Cache Creek parcel.
Notice of Public Meeting for Amended Proposed Withdrawal; Oregon
Document Number: 2016-24743
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
A Notice of Amended Proposed Withdrawal was published in the Federal Register (FR) on September 30, 2016 for approximately 5,216.18 acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) managed public domain and revested Oregon California Railroad lands and 95,805.53 acres of National Forest System lands (80 FR 37015). The amended application increased the proposed withdrawal term from 5 years to 20 years, and added the purpose of protecting the Southwestern Oregon watershed from possible adverse effects of mineral development. The amended application does not affect the current segregation, which expires June 28, 2017, unless the application is denied or canceled or the withdrawal is approved prior to that date. This notice announces the date, time, and location of a public meeting to be held for the amended application.
Notice of Availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Land Use Plan Amendments for Segments 8 and 9 of the Gateway West 500-kV Transmission Line Project, Idaho
Document Number: 2016-24354
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-07
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 (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP)/Management Framework Plan (MFP) Amendments for the right-of-way (ROW) application for Segments 8 and 9 of the Gateway West 500-kilovolt (kV) Transmission Line Project in Idaho. By this notice the BLM is announcing its availability and the opening of a protest period concerning the proposed RMP/MFP amendments.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
Document Number: 2016-24326
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-07
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 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 Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Resource Management Plan Amendment for the Verde Transmission Project in New Mexico
Document Number: 2016-24224
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, and the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) land use planning regulations, the BLM announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) evaluating the proposed 33-mile, 345-kilovolt (kV) Verde Transmission Project and potential amendment to the Taos Resource Management Plan (RMP) pursuant to the BLM's land use planning regulations. The BLM is the lead agency in the development of the EIS and will work in cooperation with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USCOE), and the National Park Service (NPS). By this notice, the BLM is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues on the proposed transmission line and a potential plan amendment.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 1004-0019
Document Number: 2016-24152
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
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 regarding the construction and maintenance of range improvement projects. The respondents include holders of BLM grazing permits or grazing leases; affected individuals and households; and affected tribal, state, and county agencies. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004-0019.
Notice of Cancellation of Public Meeting, Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho
Document Number: 2016-24097
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory Council meeting has been cancelled.
Notice of Public Meeting, Las Cruces District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico
Document Number: 2016-24092
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-05
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), Las Cruces District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules for Public Lands in Colorado
Document Number: 2016-21934
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing supplementary rules to protect natural resources and provide for public health and safety. The proposed supplementary rules would apply to all public lands and BLM facilities in Colorado.
Notice of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-23937
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-04
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.