Bureau of Land Management 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Phosphate Mine and Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement Preparation for the Nu-West Mining Husky 1-North Dry Ridge Phosphate Mine Project
Document Number: 2020-28242
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service will consider approving the Husky 1 North Dry Ridge phosphate Mine and Reclamation Plan (MRP) on Federal Phosphate Leases, lease modifications, and Special Use Authorizations for ancillary facilities located off-lease on National Forest System lands. Previous plans submitted by Nu-West Mining (doing business as Agrium Conda Phosphate Operations) for the mining property are no longer being considered for approval. The former Notice of Intent published in 2012 (77 FR 46107) is cancelled and preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement (DOI-BLM-ID-I020-2012-0047-EIS) is terminated.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Oil and Gas, or Geothermal Resources: Transfers and Assignments
Document Number: 2020-28062
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-21
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.
Forest Management Decision Protest Process and Timber Sale Administration
Document Number: 2020-27580
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Through this final rule, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is amending its regulations governing protests of forest management decisions and administration of the timber sale process. This final rule will streamline the process for active forest management by the BLM. The BLM has promulgated this final rule to address poorly defined, repetitive, and burdensome regulatory requirements. This final rule will improve the BLM's ability to conduct active forest management, while reducing burdens to the public and the administration of BLM- managed lands.
Notice of Availability of the Coastal Plain Marsh Creek East Seismic Exploration Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2020-27683
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which requires the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to establish and administer a competitive oil and gas program for the leasing, development, production, and transportation of oil and gas in and from the Coastal Plain area within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), the BLM, Arctic District Office, has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No New Significant Impact (FONNSI) for proposed 3-dimensional seismic exploration in the Coastal Plain of the ANWR.
Notice of Realty Action: Non-Competitive (Direct) Sale and Conveyance of Reversionary Interests of Public Land in Cochise County, Arizona, for Fry Fire District, Arizona, Recreation and Public Purposes Act Patent 02-85-0038
Document Number: 2020-27556
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a noncompetitive (direct) sale of the Federal reversionary interest of 2.50 acres of previously patented land in a Recreation and Public Purposes Act patent in Cochise, Arizona, at no less than the appraised fair market value, to the Fry Fire District, Arizona.
Application Procedures, Execution and Filing of Forms: Correction of State Office Address for Filings and Recordings, Including Proper Offices for Recording of Mining Claims; Eastern States
Document Number: 2020-27054
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This final rule amends the regulations pertaining to execution and filing of forms in order to reflect the new address of the BLM- Eastern States Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). All filings and other documents relating to public lands in the 31 States east of and bordering the Mississippi River must be filed at the new address of the BLM-Eastern States Office beginning on January 14, 2021.
Notice of Public Meeting, Northern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council, New Mexico
Document Number: 2020-27447
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-14
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) Northern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Lease Sale BNI Coal, Ltd. Center Mine Lease-by-Application NDM 105513, Oliver County, ND
Document Number: 2020-27413
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that Federal coal resources in lands in Oliver County, North Dakota, will be offered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for competitive lease by sealed bid in accordance with the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended.
Alaska Native Vietnam-Era Veterans Allotments
Document Number: C1-2020-24954
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Resource Management Plan Amendment, for the Yerington Anaconda Mine Site Disposal, Lyon County, Nevada
Document Number: 2020-27349
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
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 United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Sierra Front Field Office, Carson City, Nevada, intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Land Use Plan Amendment (LUPA) to the current 2001 Carson City Resource Management Plan (CRMP) to analyze the potential impacts of approving the direct sale of surface and mineral estates of 2,062 acres of public lands to Atlantic Richfield Corporation (ARC) in Lyon County, Nevada. This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues to be considered in the EA.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification and Conveyance of Public Land in Sevier County, Utah
Document Number: 2020-27271
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Notice of Realty Action (NORA) announces the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to patent 154.694 acres of public land in Sevier County, Utah, to Sevier County for the expansion of the Sevier County landfill.
Notice of Temporary Closure and Temporary Restrictions of Selected Public Lands in La Paz County, AZ
Document Number: 2020-27254
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As authorized under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, notice is hereby given that temporary closures and temporary restrictions of activities will be in effect on public lands administered by the Lake Havasu Field Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to minimize the risk of potential collisions with spectators and racers during the annual Best In The Desert (BITD) off-highway vehicle (OHV) race events, Parker 250 and Parker 425, authorized under a Special Recreation Permit (SRP).
Notice of Availability for the Central Yukon Draft Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Alaska
Document Number: 2020-27253
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
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) releases the Central Yukon Draft Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) for public review and comment. The BLM will hold virtual public meetings and Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) Section 810 subsistence-related hearings regarding the Central Yukon Draft RMP/EIS. Copies or notification of the electronic availability for the Central Yukon Draft RMP/EIS are being sent to affected federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies and to other stakeholders.
Notice of Public Meetings for the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2020-26894
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-08
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:
Call for Nominations to the Utah Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2020-26873
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations to the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC).
Notice of 2021 Coastal Plain Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale and Notice of Availability of the Detailed Statement of Sale
Document Number: 2020-26788
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska State Office will hold an oil and gas lease sale bid opening for tracts in the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Robinson Mine Plan of Operations Amendment, White Pine County, Nevada
Document Number: 2020-26671
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-04
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) Ely District (EYDO), Nevada, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Robinson Mine Plan of Operations Amendment project and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Bering Sea-Western Interior Planning Area, Alaska
Document Number: 2020-26646
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-04
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), Anchorage Field Office, Anchorage, Alaska, prepared a Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP)/Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Bering Sea- Western Interior region of Alaska and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Thacker Pass Project, Two Plans of Operations Submitted by Lithium Nevada Corporation for Mining and Exploration in Humboldt County, Nevada
Document Number: 2020-26599
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-04
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) Humboldt River Field Office, Winnemucca, Nevada, as the lead agency, has prepared the Thacker Pass Lithium Mine Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), for the proposed Lithium Mine Project Proposed Plans of Operations and Reclamation Plan Permit Applications (the Project) in Humboldt County, Nevada, and by this notice announces the availability of the FEIS. In accordance with the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (Eagle Act), the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is a cooperating agency with the BLM on the development of this FEIS and has used it to analyze the potential impacts of approving LNC's request for an incidental take permit for golden eagles. FWS has evaluated the LNC's Eagle Conservation Plan (ECP), which describes their request for incidental take of eagles and a 5-year incidental take permit for golden eagles under the Eagle Act.
Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Big Piney-Marbleton Airport Board, Miley Memorial Field Airport Conveyance
Document Number: 2020-26324
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined certain public lands in Sublette County, Wyoming totaling 7.50 acres, and found them suitable for conveyance to the Big Piney-Marbleton Airport Board (Patentee) under the provisions of Sec. 516 of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982. The conveyance would support improvements to the Miley Memorial Field Airport near the towns of Big Piney and Marbleton, Wyoming.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Authorizing Grazing Use
Document Number: 2020-26302
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-30
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.
Notice of Realty Action: Non-Competitive Direct Sale of the Reversionary Interest and Mineral Interest in a Recreation and Public Purpose Act Patent, in Pershing County, Nevada
Document Number: 2020-26153
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to dispose of the reversionary interest held by the United States in a 10-acre parcel of public land in Pershing County, Nevada, pursuant to Section 203 and Section 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of October 21, 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, through a non-competitive direct sale to Pershing County. The BLM has found the reversionary interest and conveyance of the mineral interest suitable for disposal under the authority of Section 203 and Section 209 of FLPMA.
Notice of Availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Fuels Reduction and Rangeland Restoration in the Great Basin; Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Utah
Document Number: 2020-26146
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-27
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 Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Fuels Reduction and Rangeland Restoration in the Great Basin and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Alaska Native Vietnam-Era Veterans Allotments
Document Number: 2020-24954
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is issuing final regulations to enable certain Alaska Native Vietnam-era veterans to apply for land allotments under Section 1119 of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act of March 12, 2019 (Dingell Act). The Dingell Act requires the BLM to issue regulations to implement the Act's land allotment provisions. This action will enable certain Alaska Native Vietnam-era veterans to apply for an allotment who, because of their military service, were not able to do so during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Notice of Intent To Amend the 2007 East Alaska Resource Management Plan and Prepare the Associated Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2020-25958
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: 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 (FLPMA), as amended; the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 (ANILCA), as amended; and the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act of 2019 (Dingell Act), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Glennallen Field Office, Glennallen, Alaska, intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed Amendment to the 2007 East Alaska Resource Management Plan (RMP) to analyze which lands could be made available for one or more land exchanges, as directed in the Dingell Act.
Filing of Plats of Survey: California
Document Number: 2020-25839
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
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), California State Office, Sacramento, California, 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Bureau of Land Management, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Oil Shale Management
Document Number: 2020-25672
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
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.
Notice of Availability of the Final Wyoming Sage Grouse Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2020-25650
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
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) Wyoming State Office has prepared a final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the management of Greater Sage-Grouse habitat, and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Notice of Availability of the Final Utah Sage Grouse Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2020-25649
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
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) Utah State Office has prepared a final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the management of Greater Sage-Grouse habitat, and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Notice of Availability of the Final Nevada and Northeastern California Sage Grouse Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2020-25648
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
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) Nevada and California State Offices have jointly prepared a final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the management of Greater Sage-Grouse habitat, and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Notice of Availability of the Final Idaho Sage Grouse Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2020-25647
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
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) Idaho State Office has prepared a final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the management of Greater Sage-Grouse habitat, and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Notice of Availability of the Final Colorado Sage Grouse Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2020-25646
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
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) Colorado State Office has prepared a final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the management of Greater Sage-Grouse habitat, and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Notice of Availability of the Final Oregon Sage Grouse Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2020-25645
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
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) Oregon State Office has prepared a final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the management of Greater Sage-Grouse habitat, and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Notice of Meeting for the Steens Mountain Advisory Council's Public Lands Access Subcommittee, Oregon
Document Number: 2020-25366
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-18
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) Steens Mountain Advisory Council's (SMAC) Public Lands Access Subcommittee will meet as indicated below.
Call for Nominations and Comments for the Coastal Plain Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale
Document Number: 2020-25316
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska State Office is issuing a call for nominations and comments on the lease tracts considered for the upcoming Coastal Plain (CP) Oil and Gas Lease Sale.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Mineral Materials Disposal
Document Number: 2020-25220
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-16
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.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement To Consider a Highway Right-of-Way, Amended Habitat Conservation Plan and Issuance of an Incidental Take Permit for the Mojave Desert Tortoise, and Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendments, Washington County, UT
Document Number: 2020-24999
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-13
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (OPLMA), and the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), as co-lead agencies, announce the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to consider a right- of-way (ROW) application (referred to henceforth as the Northern Corridor) submitted by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and Proposed Amendments to the St. George Field Office and Red Cliffs National Conservation Area (NCA) Resource Management Plans (RMPs).
Second Call for Nominations for the Rio Puerco Management Committee, New Mexico
Document Number: 2020-24757
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to request a second call for public nominations for members to the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Rio Puerco Management Committee (Committee).
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Colorado
Document Number: 2020-24607
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-05
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 (BLM), Colorado State Office, Lakewood, Colorado, 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the U.S. Forest Service and the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
Document Number: 2020-24606
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-05
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 amended protraction diagram listed below. The diagram, which was executed at the request of the U.S. Forest Service and the BLM, is necessary for the management of these lands. The plat is available for viewing in the BLM Colorado State Office.
Notice of Intent/Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment and Non-Competitive Direct Sale of Public Land in Johnson County, Wyoming
Document Number: 2020-24389
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to amend the September 22, 2015, Buffalo Resource Management Plan (RMP) and prepare an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) to identify and allow the non-competitive (direct) sale of 1.13 acres of public lands in Johnson County, Wyoming, to William D. and Bonnie S. Ross. The purpose of the sale would be to resolve an inadvertent unauthorized use of public lands. The sale would be for no less than the appraised fair market value of $555. The sale is subject to the applicable provisions of Sections 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, and the BLM land conveyance regulations. Section 203 of FLPMA requires the parcel to meet disposal criteria for sales in Section 202 of FLPMA, and specifically requires the BLM to identify parcels for disposal within the RMP or amend the RMP to establish the disposal criteria in order to dispose of the parcel.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2020-24313
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-03
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 (BLM), Oregon State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 calendar days from the date of this publication.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Idaho
Document Number: 2020-24264
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has officially filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Idaho State Office, Boise, Idaho, on the dates specified.
Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2020-24233
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-02
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) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC).
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Proposed Willow Master Development Plan Project, Alaska
Document Number: 2020-24232
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Alaska State Office, announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Willow Master Development Plan (MDP) Project. The ROD includes a deferral on a decision for drill sites 4 and 5 and associated gravel roads and pipelines, at the request of the project proponent. The ROD constitutes the final decision of the BLM on the remainder of the project and completes the required National Environmental Policy Act process for subsequent issuance of appropriate BLM rights-of-way grant, permits to drill, and other authorizations necessary for initial development of the Willow MDP Project.
Increasing Recreational Opportunities Through the Use of Electric Bikes
Document Number: 2020-22239
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is amending its off-road vehicle (ORV) regulations to add a definition for electric bikes (e- bikes) and, where certain criteria are met and an authorized officer expressly determines through a formal decision that e-bikes should be treated the same as non-motorized bicycles, expressly exempt those e- bikes from the definition of ORV. The regulatory change effectuated by this rule has the potential to facilitate increased recreational opportunities for all Americans, especially those with physical limitations, and could encourage additional enjoyment of lands and waters managed by the BLM.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Protection, Management, and Control of Wild Horses and Burros
Document Number: 2020-24124
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to renew an information collection with revisions.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI) Resource Management Plan Amendments to 9 BLM-Wyoming Resource Management Plans
Document Number: 2020-23761
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-27
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 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment for the proposed Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative(WPCI) within the BLM Cody, Worland, Buffalo, Casper, Lander, Pinedale, Kemmerer, Rawlins and Rock Springs field offices. This notice identifies the initiation of the 30-day protest period and the 60-day Governor's consistency review period for the Proposed RMP Amendment.
Non-Energy Solid Leasable Minerals Royalty Rate Reduction Process
Document Number: 2020-23003
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is amending its regulations to revise the process for lessees to seek and for the BLM to grant reductions of rental fees, royalty rates, and/or minimum production requirements associated with all non-energy solid leasable minerals. This final rule streamlines the process for such reductions for non-energy solid minerals leased by the Federal Government and codifies the BLM's authority to issue an area- or industry-wide reduction on its own initiative. Existing regulatory requirements are overly restrictive, inflexible, and burdensome. A report from the Senate Committee on Appropriations on the 2019 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill encouraged the BLM to work with soda ash producers to reduce the Federal royalty rate, as appropriate. This final rule gives the BLM more flexibility to respond to changing market dynamics and to promote development of the Federal mineral estate when deemed necessary.
Notice of Public Meeting for the John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council Planning Subcommittee and the John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2020-23549
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
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) John Day- Snake Resource Advisory Council (RAC) Planning Subcommittee and John Day-Snake RAC will meet as indicated below.