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2017 Second National Call for Nominations for Resource Advisory Councils and Other BLM Land Management Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2017-23802
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this Notice is to request a second call for public nominations for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Councils (RAC) that have members whose terms are scheduled to expire or have expired. 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.
Notice of Proposed Filing of Plats of Survey, South Dakota
Document Number: 2017-23680
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of surveys for the lands described in this notice are scheduled to be officially filed 30 calendar days after the date of this publication in the BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the National Park Service, Midwest Regional Office, Omaha, Nebraska, and Superintendent, Crow Creek Indian Reservation, Ft. Thompson, South Dakota, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Colorado
Document Number: 2017-23679
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
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 Public Meeting, BLM Alaska Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2017-23532
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 as amended and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report and Draft Land Use Plan Amendment for the Palen Solar Photovoltaic Project, California
Document Number: 2017-23417
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-27
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 Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan and a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Palen Solar Photovoltaic (PSP) Project and by this Notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. This document is also an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared by Riverside County under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Notice of National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2017; Notice of Availability of the Detailed Statement of Sale for the NPR-A 2017 Oil and Gas Lease Sale
Document Number: 2017-23281
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Alaska State Office will hold an oil and gas lease sale bid opening for all available tracts in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A).
Call for Nominations and Applications, North Slope Science Initiative, Science Technical Advisory Panel, Alaska
Document Number: 2017-23192
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations on the North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) 15-member Science Technical Advisory Panel (Panel). The Panel advises the NSSI Oversight Group on technical issues such as identifying and prioritizing inventory, monitoring, and research needs across the North Slope of Alaska and the adjacent marine environment.
Notice of Public Meeting, North Slope Science Initiative-Science Technical Advisory Panel, Alaska
Document Number: 2017-23047
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management North Slope Science InitiativeScience Technical Advisory Panel will meet as indicated below.
Public Land Order No. 7863; Partial Revocation of Public Land Order No. 3708; Alaska
Document Number: 2017-22947
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order revokes Public Land Order No. 3708, insofar as it affects 709.17 acres of public lands near Fairbanks, Alaska, which reserved lands for use by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NOAA has determined the lands are no longer needed for the purpose for which they were withdrawn.
Notice of Public Meeting, Pecos District Resource Advisory Council, New Mexico
Document Number: 2017-22732
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972, and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pecos District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment/Final Environmental Impact Statement for Recreational Target Shooting in the Sonoran Desert National Monument, AZ
Document Number: 2017-22598
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
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 proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment and Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Recreational Target Shooting in the Sonoran Desert National Monument (SDNM) and by this Notice is announcing its availability.
Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification
Document Number: 2017-22681
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined 28.69 acres of public land located in Kootenai County, Idaho, and found it suitable for classification for lease and conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Authorizing Grazing Use
Document Number: 2017-22615
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-18
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: Classification and Segregation for Lease/Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes for a School in Washoe County, NV
Document Number: 2017-22217
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with Section 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act and Executive Order 6910, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, Nevada, has examined and found suitable for classification for lease/conveyance approximately 80 acres of public land in Washoe County, Nevada, under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act of June 14, 1926, as amended. The Washoe County School District proposes to use the land for a middle school located in Sun Valley, Nevada.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Mineral Materials Disposal
Document Number: 2017-22213
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-13
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 Public Meeting, Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho
Document Number: 2017-22047
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Alkali Creek Reservoir Project, Big Horn County, Wyoming
Document Number: 2017-21965
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to 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), through the Worland Field Office, Worland, Wyoming, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Alkali Creek Reservoir Project (Project). The BLM, through this Notice, is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Public Meeting of the Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2017-21964
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Cancellation of Withdrawal Application and Withdrawal Proposal and Notice of Termination of Environmental Impact Statement for the Sagebrush Focal Area Withdrawal in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming
Document Number: 2017-21963
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has canceled its withdrawal application and the withdrawal proposal relating to approximately 10 million acres of public and National Forest system lands located within Sagebrush Focal Areas (SFAs) in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming. The BLM has determined that the lands are no longer needed in connection with the proposed withdrawal. The BLM has also terminated the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement evaluating this application and proposal.
Notice of Public Meetings for the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2017-21962
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-11
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.
Notice of Intent To Amend Land Use Plans Regarding Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation and Prepare Associated Environmental Impact Statements or Environmental Assessments
Document Number: 2017-21958
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
On March 31, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada held that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, (NEPA) by failing to prepare a supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the designation of Sagebrush Focal Areas (SFA) in the Nevada and Northeastern California Greater Sage-Grouse Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment in Nevada. In order to comply with the court's order and to address issues raised by various interested parties, the BLM intends to consider the possibility of amending some, all or none of the BLM land use plans that were amended or revised in 2014 and 2015 regarding Greater Sage-Grouse conservation in the States of California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Montana (``2015 Sage-Grouse Plans''). By this Notice the BLM is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments on Greater Sage-Grouse land management issues that could warrant land use plan amendments.
Notice of Application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest: Harris County, Texas
Document Number: 2017-21957
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received an application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest (RDI) from RKE-2 Real Estate, LLC, a Texas limited liability company, pursuant to Section 315 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, and the implementing regulations for certain surface land located in Harris County, Texas. This Notice is intended to inform the public of the pending application, give notice of BLM's intention to grant the requested DRI, and provide a public comment period for the proposed Disclaimer of Interest.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, New Mexico
Document Number: 2017-21736
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-10
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 (BLM), Santa Fe, New Mexico, thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Gold Bar Mine Project, Eureka County, Nevada
Document Number: 2017-21599
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-06
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) Mount Lewis Field Office, Battle Mountain, Nevada, has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Gold Bar Mine Project (Project) in Eureka County, Nevada, and by this Notice is announcing its availability.
Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation; Delay and Suspension of Certain Requirements
Document Number: 2017-21294
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
On November 18, 2016, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published in the Federal Register a final rule entitled, ``Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation'' (2016 final rule). The BLM is now proposing to temporarily suspend or delay certain requirements contained in the 2016 final rule until January 17, 2019. The BLM is currently reviewing the 2016 final rule and wants to avoid imposing temporary or permanent compliance costs on operators for requirements that may be rescinded or significantly revised in the near future.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Bull Mountain Unit Master Development Plan, Gunnison County, CO
Document Number: 2017-20948
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-04
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) prepared a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Bull Mountain Unit Master Development Plan (MDP) and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 2017-20935
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-02
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's (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Advisory Board) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Leavitt Reservoir Expansion Project, Big Horn County, Wyoming
Document Number: 2017-21140
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to 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), through the Cody Field Office, Cody, Wyoming, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Leavitt Reservoir Expansion Project (Project) in Big Horn County, Wyoming. The BLM is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Non-Competitive Lease of Public Land in Johnson County, WY
Document Number: 2017-20793
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Buffalo Field Office, proposes to lease a parcel of public land totaling 0.87 acres in Johnson County, Wyoming, for residential purposes. The subject parcel was inadvertently developed by the adjacent landowner (proposed lessee) as a residence without authorization. The area has a long history of occupancy and the proposed lease would provide the BLM with a reasonable option to resolve the continued unauthorized use of the affected public land. The BLM proposes to lease the lands for not less than the fair market value to N. Pearl Ross. The BLM Buffalo Resource Management Plan, dated September 22, 2015, does not exclude the subject parcel from the authorized officer's discretion to consider lease proposals in the subject area.
Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases NDM 98547 and NDM 104389, North Dakota
Document Number: 2017-20571
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As required under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, OXY USA Inc., timely filed a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas leases NDM 98547 and NDM 104389, Mountrail County, North Dakota. The lessee paid the required rentals accruing from the date of termination. No new leases have been issued for any of the lands affected by the terminated leases and the lands have not been disposed of or otherwise become unavailable for leasing. The BLM proposes to reinstate the leases.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases NDM 94704, NDM 94705, and NDM 94706, North Dakota
Document Number: 2017-20570
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As required under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, Emerald WB LLC and Continental Resources Inc. timely filed a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas leases NDM 94704, NDM 94705, and NDM 94706, McKenzie County, North Dakota. The lessees paid the required rentals and back royalties accruing from the date of termination. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The BLM proposes to reinstate the leases.
Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases NDM 106959 and NDM 106960, North Dakota
Document Number: 2017-20569
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Per the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, Bakken Production Inc., AGRI Properties LLP, and Southfork Oil LLC timely filed a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas leases NDM 106959 and NDM 106960, Bottineau County, North Dakota. The lessees paid the required rentals accruing from the date of termination. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The BLM proposes to reinstate the leases.
Notice of Public Meeting for the Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2017-20194
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-21
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), Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council (EWRAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Meeting for the Steens Mountain Advisory Council's Public Land Access Subcommittee, Oregon
Document Number: 2017-20150
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-21
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 Land Access subcommittee will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meeting for the John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council, Oregon
Document Number: 2017-20149
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) John DaySnake Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Public Meeting for the Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council and Its Planning and Recreation Subcommittees, Nevada
Document Number: 2017-20148
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) and its Planning and Recreation Subcommittees will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meeting for the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-20147
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-21
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), San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC) will meet as indicated below:
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona
Document Number: 2017-20110
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-21
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 Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona
Document Number: 2017-19761
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-18
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 Proposed Class II Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases, Utah
Document Number: 2017-19345
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with Title IV of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act, Crescent Point Energy and EnCana Oil & Gas USA Inc. timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas leases UTU74837 and UTU75675 for lands in Uintah County, Utah, along with all required rentals and royalties accruing from October 1, 2014, the date of termination. The Bureau of Land Management proposes to reinstate the leases.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Onshore Oil and Gas Operations and Production
Document Number: 2017-19284
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-12
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 renew an information collection with revisions.
Competitive Coal Lease Sale, North Dakota
Document Number: 2017-19179
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that the coal resources in the lands described below in McLean 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 Filing of Plats Survey; Eastern States
Document Number: 2017-18959
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern States Office is publishing this notice to inform the public of the intent to officially file the survey plat listed below, and afford a proper period of time to protest this action prior to the plat filing. During this time, the plat will be available for review in the BLM Eastern States Office. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Notice of Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council and Idaho Falls District Recreation Resource Advisory Council, Idaho
Document Number: 2017-18702
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-05
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) Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) and Recreation RAC will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meeting, Boise District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho
Document Number: 2017-18701
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-05
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 meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meeting, Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho
Document Number: 2017-18700
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-05
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) Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Greater Phoenix Project, Lander County, NV
Document Number: 2017-18696
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
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 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mount Lewis Field Office, Battle Mountain, Nevada, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and is announcing the beginning of the public comment period to solicit public comments on the Draft EIS. Newmont USA Limited (Newmont) is proposing to expand its existing Phoenix Mine, which is located approximately 12 miles southwest of the Town of Battle Mountain in Lander County, Nevada. The Greater Phoenix Project (Project) includes expanding the life of the Phoenix mine from 2040 to 2063; expanding the boundary of the mine by 10,611 acres from 8,228 acres to 18,839 acres; and increasing surface disturbance by 3,497 acres, from 8,374 to 11,871 acres, of which 5,896 acres involve public lands and 5,975 acres are private land.
Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application WYW185631, Wyoming
Document Number: 2017-18505
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulations, all interested parties are hereby invited to participate with Bridger Coal Company on a pro rata cost-sharing basis, in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in Sweetwater County, Wyoming.
Notice of Application for Extension of Public Land Order No. 7296, and Opportunity for Public Meeting, Sacramento Peak Observatory; New Mexico
Document Number: 2017-18409
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The United States Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting that the Secretary of the Interior extend the duration of the withdrawal created by Public Land Order (PLO) No. 7296 for an additional 20-year term subject to valid existing rights. PLO No. 7296 withdrew approximately 2,489.40 acres of National Forest System land from mining, but not from mineral leasing, to protect the scientific values of the Sacramento Peak Observatory located in the Lincoln National Forest. PLO No. 7296 will expire on November 28, 2017, unless extended. This notice gives the public an opportunity to comment on the application and to request a public meeting. This notice also amends the number of acres subject to PLO No. 7296. The number of acres that are subject to the withdrawal has been increased due to previously unsurveyed sections being surveyed since the withdrawal was originally created.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Idaho
Document Number: 2017-18393
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-30
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, in 30 days from the date of this publication.