Bureau of Land Management September 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Minerals Management: Adjustment of Cost Recovery Fees
Document Number: 2018-21298
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
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.
Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed East Smoky Panel Mine Project at Smoky Canyon Mine, Caribou County, ID
Document Number: 2018-21204
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
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 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (USFS) Caribou-Targhee National Forest (CTNF), have prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed East Smoky Panel Mine Project (Project), and by this Notice announce the opening of the public comment period.
Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation; Rescission or Revision of Certain Requirements
Document Number: 2018-20689
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In this action, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is revising its regulations, as amended by the November 18, 2016, rule entitled, ``Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation,'' in a manner that reduces unnecessary compliance burdens, is consistent with the BLM's existing statutory authorities, and re-establishes longstanding requirements that had been replaced. The BLM is rescinding the novel requirements pertaining to waste-minimization plans, gas-capture percentages, well drilling, well completion and related operations, pneumatic controllers, pneumatic diaphragm pumps, storage vessels, and leak detection and repair (LDAR). The BLM is also revising other provisions related to venting and flaring and is adding provisions regarding deference to appropriate State or tribal regulation in determining when flaring of associated gas from oil wells will be royalty-free.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona
Document Number: 2018-20945
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of the following described lands were officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Arizona State Office, Phoenix, Arizona, on the dates indicated. Surveys announced in this notice are necessary for the management of lands administered by the agencies indicated.
Notice of Public Meeting, North Slope Science Initiative-Science Technical Advisory Panel, Alaska
Document Number: 2018-20938
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI)Science Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) will meet as indicated below in accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing and Drainage Protection
Document Number: 2018-20831
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), are proposing to renew an information collection with revisions.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases in Ohio
Document Number: 2018-20504
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As provided for under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas leases OHES058186, OHES058187, OHES058188, OHES058191, OHES058198, OHES058199, OHES058200, OHES058203, OHES058204, OHES058205, and OHES058213 from Eclipse Resources I, LP for land in Monroe County, Ohio. The lessee filed the petition on time, along with all rentals due since the leases terminated under the law. No leases affecting these lands were issued before the petition was filed. The BLM proposes to reinstate the leases.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases in Wyoming (Southland 17)
Document Number: 2018-20501
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As provided for under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received petitions for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas leases WYW-177798, WYW-183048, WYW-183798, WYW- 183807, WYW-183830, WYW-185283, WYW-185588, WYW- 185589, WYW-185591, WYW-185593, WYW-185594, WYW-185595, WYW-185596, WYW-185597, WYW-185598, WYW-185599, and WYW-185601 from Southland Royalty Company LLC for land in Carbon and Sweetwater Counties, Wyoming. The lessee filed the petitions on time, along with all rentals due since the leases terminated under the law. No new leases affecting these lands were issued before the petitions were filed. The BLM proposes to reinstate the leases.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Rossi Mine Expansion Project, Elko County, Nevada
Document Number: 2018-19940
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Rossi Mine Expansion Project. This notice announces the availability of the Draft EIS and the opening of the comment period.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Alaska
Document Number: 2018-19890
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of lands described in this notice are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Alaska State Office, Anchorage, Alaska. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Notice of Public Meetings for the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2018-19839
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-12
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's (BLM), Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2018-19465
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides constructive notice that it will issue an appealable decision approving conveyance of the surface estate in certain lands to The Aleut Corporation, an Alaska Native regional corporation, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, as amended (ANCSA). Ownership of the subsurface estate will be retained by the United States.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Application for Land for Recreation or Public Purposes
Document Number: 2018-19464
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to renew and information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Color-of-Title Application
Document Number: 2018-19463
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to renew an information collection.
Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 2018-19301
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-06
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's (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Advisory Board) will meet as indicated below.
Prohibition of Target Shooting on Public Lands in the Eastern Lake Mountains, Utah County, Utah
Document Number: 2018-19300
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah State Director hereby establishes an interim final supplementary rule (rule) prohibiting target shooting within a 2,004-acre area on BLM-administered public lands in the Eastern Lake Mountains area of the Salt Lake Field Office, Eastern Lake Mountains, Utah County, Utah. The rule is necessary to implement and enforce this long-term prohibition to provide for public safety and historic properties (specifically Native American petroglyphs), as authorized in the Decision Record for the Eastern Lake Mountains Target Shooting Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA). The rule does not restrict other public activities in or access to or through the Lake Mountains, including legal hunting.
Competitive Coal Lease Sale, North Dakota
Document Number: 2018-19299
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that coal resources in lands in Oliver County, North Dakota, will be offered for competitive lease by sealed bid in accordance with the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended.
Notice of Availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Alpine Satellite Development Plan for the Greater Mooses Tooth 2 Development Project, National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska
Document Number: 2018-19197
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Arctic District Office, Fairbanks, Alaska, is issuing the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Alpine Satellite Development Plan for the Greater Mooses Tooth 2 (GMT2) Development Project, National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A). The EIS supplements the September 2004 Alpine Satellite Development Plan Final EIS that originally analyzed the GMT2 Project, regarding establishing satellite oil production pads and associated infrastructure within the Alpine field.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Idaho
Document Number: 2018-19180
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-05
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, Idaho State Office, Boise, Idaho, 30 days from the date of this publication.
Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale ALES-55199, Alabama
Document Number: 2018-19124
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that the coal resources in the lands described below in Jefferson County, Alabama, will be re-offered for competitive lease by sealed bid in accordance with the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended.