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Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation
Document Number: 2016-27637
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is promulgating new regulations to reduce waste of natural gas from venting, flaring, and leaks during oil and natural gas production activities on onshore Federal and Indian (other than Osage Tribe) leases. The regulations also clarify when produced gas lost through venting, flaring, or leaks is subject to royalties, and when oil and gas production may be used royalty-free on-site. These regulations replace the existing provisions related to venting, flaring, and royalty-free use of gas contained in the 1979 Notice to Lessees and Operators of Onshore Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases, Royalty or Compensation for Oil and Gas Lost (NTL- 4A), which are over 3 decades old.
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2016-27636
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
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.
Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Measurement of Gas
Document Number: 2016-25410
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This final rule updates and replaces Onshore Oil and Gas Order No. 5 (Order 5) with a new regulation codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Like Order 5, this rule establishes minimum standards for accurate measurement and proper reporting of all gas removed or sold from Federal and Indian (except the Osage Tribe) leases, units, unit participating areas (PAs), and areas subject to communitization agreements (CAs). It provides a system for production accountability by operators, lessees, purchasers, and transporters. This rule establishes overall gas measurement performance standards and includes, among other things, requirements for the hardware and software related to gas metering equipment and reporting and recordkeeping. This rule also identifies certain specific acts of noncompliance that may result in an immediate assessment and provides a process for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to consider variances from the requirements of this rule.
Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Site Security
Document Number: 2016-25407
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This final rule replaces Onshore Oil and Gas Order No. 3, Site Security (Order 3), with new regulations codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The final rule establishes minimum standards for oil and gas facility site security, and includes provisions 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. The BLM developed this rule based on the proposed rule that was published in the Federal Register on July 13, 2015, and tribal and public comments the BLM received on the proposed rule. This rule strengthens the BLM's policies governing production verification and accountability by updating and replacing the existing requirements of Order 3 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) and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) with respect to the BLM's production verification efforts. Like the proposed rule, the final rule addresses Facility Measurement Points (FMPs), site facility diagrams, the use of seals, bypasses around meters, documentation, recordkeeping, commingling, off- lease measurement, the reporting of incidents of unauthorized removal or mishandling of oil and condensate, and immediate assessments for certain acts of noncompliance. The final rule also establishes a process for the BLM to consider variances from the requirements of the final regulation. Some of the key changes from the proposed rule that are incorporated into the final rule include: Additional exemptions from the final rule's commingling requirements; a streamlined FMP application and approval process; simplified site facility diagram submissions; and clarifications to tank gauging procedures and frequency. The BLM believes that this final rule, as well as the final rules to update and replace Onshore Oil and Gas Order No. 4 (Order 4), related to measurement of oil, and Onshore Oil and Gas Order No. 5 (Order 5), related to measurement of gas enhance the BLM's overall production verification and accountability program.
Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Measurement of Oil
Document Number: 2016-25405
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This final rule updates and replaces Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 4, Measurement of Oil (Order 4) with new regulations codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It establishes minimum standards for the measurement of oil produced from Federal and Indian (except Osage Tribe) leases to ensure that production is accurately measured and properly accounted for.
Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming
Document Number: 2016-27445
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-15
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 Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service and are necessary for the management of these lands. The lands surveyed are: The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the west boundary, Tracts 37, 38 and 40, portions of Tract 41, and portions of the subdivisional lines, and the survey of the subdivision of section 27, Township 13 North, Range 101 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 937, was accepted November 8, 2016. 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 section 6, Township 26 North, Range 71 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 941, was accepted November 8, 2016. The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of portions of Tracts 37 and 38, and portions of the subdivisional lines, and the survey of the subdivision of sections 12, 26 and 27, Township 26 North, Range 72 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 942, was accepted November 8, 2016. The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of portions of the west boundary and subdivisional lines, the survey of the subdivision of section 18, and the survey of the meanders of portions of the left bank of Belle Fourche River, Township 53 North, Range 65 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 945, was accepted November 8, 2016. The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of portions of the subdivisional lines and the survey of the subdivision of sections 12 and 13, Township 53 North, Range 66 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 945, was accepted November 8, 2016.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
Document Number: 2016-27270
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-14
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 official filing of the survey plat listed below. The plat will be available for viewing in the BLM Colorado State Office.
Notice of Emergency Temporary Closure of Public Lands in Benton County, Oregon
Document Number: 2016-27168
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that an emergency closure is in effect on public lands administered by the Marys Peak Field Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to provide for public health and safety during operations of the Fall-Cole Timber Sale.
Notice of the 2016 Oil and Gas Lease Sale in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska and Notice of Availability of the Detailed Statement of Sale for the 2016 Oil and Gas Lease Sale in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska
Document Number: 2016-27059
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Alaska State Office hereby notifies the public that it will hold an oil and gas lease sale bid opening for tracts in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. The United States reserves the right to withdraw any tract from this sale prior to issuance of a written acceptance of a bid.
Notice of Public Meeting for the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-27038
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-09
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 San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC) will meet as indicated below:
Notice of Realty Action: Classification of Lands for Recreation and Public Purposes Act Lease for the Vulture Mountains Cooperative Recreation Management Area in Maricopa County, Arizona
Document Number: 2016-26942
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for lease to the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department (MCPRD) under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.), approximately 1,046.24 acres of public land in Maricopa County, Arizona. The MCPRD proposes to use the land for recreation purposes. Related improvements include picnic and camping facilities, restrooms, trailheads, developed day use facilities, and parking.
Road Closure and Restrictions on Public Lands in Fremont County, CO
Document Number: 2016-26819
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that a two-year motor vehicle closure is in effect for a one-quarter mile section of the Point Barr Road (BLM 5969), located on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Royal Gorge Field Office. The motorized vehicle road closure is needed to protect the public and property due to unsafe road conditions. The public is permitted to use this road during the closure period without the use of a motorized vehicle. Access by foot, horse or bicycle travel is allowed. Heavy rains and flash flooding in late summer 2015 caused a constructed road retention wall to fail, making this and other portions of the road unsafe for motorized vehicle traffic.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan for the Redding and Arcata Field Offices and an Associated Environmental Impact Statement, California
Document Number: 2016-26817
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-07
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) Redding and Arcata Field Offices intend to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) known as the Northwest California Integrated Resource Management Plan with an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. The RMP will replace the existing Redding Resource Management Plan (1993) and Arcata Resource Area Resource Management Plan (1992).
Notice of Public Meeting for the Coastal Oregon Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-26811
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-07
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 Coastal Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below:
Proposed Supplementary Rules for Fort Ord National Monument, California
Document Number: 2016-26457
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The California State Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to establish new supplementary rules related to dog management and public safety on public lands at Fort Ord National Monument (FONM), California. Furthermore, these proposed rules would clarify some of the existing restrictions that have been in place on the FONM since 1996. These proposed rules are consistent with the national monument proclamation of 2012 (i.e., Proclamation 8803), and the BLM's 2007 Resource Management Plan.
Notice of Resource Advisory Council Meeting for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-26505
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-03
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.
Notice of Amended Proposed Withdrawal and Notice of Public Meetings; Oregon; Correction
Document Number: 2016-26459
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This notice corrects a notice that was published in the Federal Register on September 30, 2016 (81 FR 67377), which misidentified the Department of the Interior official who approved an amendment to a previously filed withdrawal application.
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.
Notice of Amended Proposed Withdrawal and Notice of Public Meetings; Oregon
Document Number: 2016-23797
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management has approved an amendment to a previously filed application to withdraw public domain and Revested Oregon California Railroad lands (O&C) managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and National Forest System (NFS) lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) while Congress considers legislation to permanently withdraw those lands. Such legislation is currently pending in the 114th Congress as S. 346 and H.R. 682 and identified as the ``Southwestern Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act of 2015.'' This Notice amends the prior proposal notice of which was published in the Federal Register on June 29, 2015, to increase the proposed withdrawal term from 5 years to 20 years, and to add that the withdrawal is also being proposed at the request of the BLM and the Forest Service, to protect the Southwestern Oregon watershed from possible adverse effects of mineral development. This notice gives the public an opportunity to comment on the amended application and announces the dates, times, and locations of public meetings.
Postponement of Utah Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2016-23640
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The October 2016 Utah Resource Advisory Council meeting has been postponed.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement, Idaho
Document Number: 2016-23566
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-30
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 Draft Monument Management Plan (MMP) Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve (Monument) and by this notice is announcing the opening of the public comment period.
Notice of Public Meeting for the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-23579
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-29
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 Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below:
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, New Mexico
Document Number: 2016-23524
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey described below are scheduled to be officially filed in the New Mexico State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Santa Fe, New Mexico, thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication.
Meeting of the California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-23344
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-28
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) California Desert District Advisory Council (DAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meeting Tri-State Fuel Break Joint Subcommittee of the Boise and Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Councils to the Boise and Vale Districts
Document Number: 2016-23079
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
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) Tri-State Fuel Break Project Joint Subcommittee of the Boise District and Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) will hold a meeting on October 5, 2016. The meeting will be held at the Boise District Office located at 3948 S. Development Avenue, Boise, ID 83705, will begin at 9:00 a.m. and adjourn by 3:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend. A public comment period will be held.
Minerals Management: Adjustment of Cost Recovery Fees
Document Number: 2016-22841
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This final rule updates the fees set forth in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mineral resources regulations for the processing of certain minerals program-related actions. It also adjusts certain filing fees for minerals-related documents. These updated fees include those for actions such as lease renewals and mineral patent adjudications.