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

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.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Alaska
Document Number: 2020-23518
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
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), Alaska State Office, Anchorage, Alaska. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Use and Occupancy Under the Mining Laws
Document Number: 2020-23489
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
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.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Alaska
Document Number: 2020-23448
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-22
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 Bureau of Indian Affairs and BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Notice of Public Meeting, Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council, New Mexico
Document Number: 2020-23413
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-22
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) Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification and Conveyance of Public Land to the Town of Cedar Fort, Utah County, Utah; Termination of Prior Classification and Opening Order of Public Land, Utah County, Utah
Document Number: 2020-23412
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with Section 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act and Executive Order 6910, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined certain public lands in Utah County, Utah, totaling 7.5 acres, and found them suitable for conveyance to the Town of Cedar Fort under the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended. The BLM is also terminating the prior R&PP classification and segregation on the adjacent 92.5 acres of public lands.
Public Land Order No. 7898; Extension of Public Land Order 7467 San Francisco Peaks/Mount Elden Recreation Area; Arizona
Document Number: 2020-22975
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This Public Land Order (PLO) extends for an additional 20-year term the withdrawal originally created by PLO No. 7467, published October 16, 2000. This extension is necessary to protect the capital investments, scenic values, and dispersed recreation in the U.S. Forest Service's (USFS) San Francisco Peaks/Mount Elden Recreation area, encompassing 74,689 acres. PLO No. 7467 withdrew these National Forest System Lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws for a 20-year period.
FY2020 National Call for Nominations for Resource Advisory Councils
Document Number: 2020-22702
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations for 11 of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) statewide and regional Resource Advisory Councils (RAC) located in the West that have vacant positions and/or members whose terms are scheduled to expire. These RACs provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within their geographic areas.
National Call for Nominations for Site-Specific Advisory Councils
Document Number: 2020-22701
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations to four of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) citizens' advisory committees affiliated with specific sites on the BLM's National Conservation Lands. The four advisory committees provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on the development and implementation of management plans in accordance with the statutes under which the sites were established.
Notice of Administrative Boundary Change for Bureau of Land Management Districts in Colorado
Document Number: 2020-22575
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The administrative boundaries of the Northwest Colorado District Office, Rocky Mountain District, and Southwest Colorado District are being changed, and the Upper Colorado River District is being created.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW-160400, Wyoming
Document Number: 2020-22496
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As provided under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of terminated competitive oil and gas lease WYW-160400 in Campbell County, Wyoming, from the lessee of record, Osborn Heirs Company LTD. The BLM has reviewed all applicable information and proposes to reinstate the lease subject to amended terms and conditions. The lessee filed the petition for reinstatement on time and has met all filing requirements. No leases affecting this land were issued before the petition was filed.
Minerals Management: Adjustment of Cost Recovery Fees
Document Number: 2020-20542
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-09
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 Proposed Withdrawal and Notification of Public Meeting, Montana
Document Number: 2020-22313
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Department of the Interior proposes to withdraw 2,688.13 acres of public lands in Phillips County, Montana, from location or entry under the United States mining laws, but not from the mineral leasing or the mineral materials disposal laws for up to 20 years, subject to valid existing rights, to protect the Zortman-Landusky Mine reclamation site. The proposed 20-year withdrawal, if established, would replace the existing 5-year withdrawal created by Public Land Order (PLO) 7464, as extended three times, and which will expire October 4, 2020. Publication of this notice segregates the lands for up to 2 years from location or entry under the United States mining laws, subject to valid existing rights, while the application is being processed. This notice also announces to the public the opportunity to comment on the proposed withdrawal application and to participate in a virtual public meeting.
Notice of Public Meeting, Utah Resource Advisory Council, Utah
Document Number: 2020-21999
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Council Subcommittee on Public Lands, Alaska
Document Number: 2020-21970
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-05
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 of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska Resource Advisory Council (RAC), Subcommittee on Public Lands, will meet as indicated below.