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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.
Notice of Error in Draft Resource Management Plans and Associated Environmental Impact Statement for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument-Grand Staircase, Kaiparowits, and Escalante Canyon Units and Federal Lands Previously Included in the Monument That Are Excluded From the Boundaries; Extension of Public Comment Period, Utah
Document Number: 2018-19000
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This action corrects an error related to potential disposal of Federal lands under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, as amended (FLPMA), within a notice published in the Federal Register on August 17, 2018. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument (GSENM) and Kanab Field Office published in the Federal Register the availability of Draft Resource Management Plans (RMPs) and an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument-Grand Staircase, Kaiparowits, and Escalante Canyon Units and Federal lands previously included in the Monument that are excluded from the boundaries. The BLM is modifying the Draft RMPs and EIS so that it does not include any Federal lands identified as available for potential disposal under FLPMA.
Public Land Order No. 7873; Withdrawal of Public Land for Land Management Evaluation Purposes; Nevada
Document Number: 2018-18998
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order withdraws 694,838.84 acres of public land in Churchill, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, and Pershing Counties, Nevada from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including location and entry under the United States mining laws, and leasing under the mineral and geothermal leasing laws, subject to valid existing rights, for four years for land management evaluation purposes. In addition, 68,809.44 acres of Federal land in the Dixie Valley area (Churchill County, Nevada) are withdrawn from leasing under the mineral leasing laws. Including the 8,722.47 acres of Department of the Navy (DON) lands, the total Federal land withdrawn by this Public Land Order is 772,370.75 acres. Non-Federal lands totaling 66,160.53 acres are described within the withdrawal area. Any current or future Federal estate interest in these non-Federal lands are subject to this withdrawal.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Colorado
Document Number: 2018-18991
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-31
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 Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Ten West Link 500-Kilovolt Transmission Line Project and Draft Amendments to the Yuma Field Office Resource Management Plan and the California Desert Conservation Area Plan; Maricopa and La Paz Counties, Arizona, and Riverside County, California
Document Number: 2018-18721
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Arizona State Office, Phoenix, Arizona, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Ten West Link 500-kilovolt (kV) Transmission Line Project (Project) and Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendments to the Yuma Field Office RMP and the California Desert Conservation Area Plan. By this notice, the BLM is announcing the opening of the public comment period on the Draft EIS/Draft RMP Amendments.
Notice of Establishment and Call for Nominations for the Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-18825
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is publishing this Notice in accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The BLM gives notice that the Secretary of the Interior is establishing the Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee (BENM-MAC). This Notice is also seeking nominations for individuals to be considered as BENM-MAC members.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Helium Contracts
Document Number: 2018-18620
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-28
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Council Application
Document Number: 2018-18619
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-28
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 Public Land in Esmeralda County, NV
Document Number: 2018-18520
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a non- competitive (direct) sale of 221.68 acres of public land in Esmeralda County, Nevada, to the Esmeralda County Board of Commissioners. The sale will resolve inadvertent unauthorized occupancy issues within the historic mining town site of Gold Point dating back to the late 1800's. The sale will be subject to the applicable provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA). The appraised fair market value (FMV) for the sale parcel is $82,000.
Notice of Application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest for Lands Underlying the Fortymile River System, Alaska
Document Number: 2018-17878
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The State of Alaska (State) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest (RDI) from the United States in those lands underlying the Fortymile River System located in the upper Yukon subregion, Alaska. The State asserts that the Fortymile River System was navigable and unreserved at the time of Alaska Statehood in 1959.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment/Environmental Impact Statement for Recreational Target Shooting in the Sonoran Desert National Monument, Arizona
Document Number: 2018-17877
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Recreational Target Shooting in the Sonoran Desert National Monument (SDNM) in Arizona.
Public Land Order No. 7872; Withdrawal of National Forest System Land for the Dump Creek Diversion Ditch, Idaho
Document Number: 2018-17870
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This Order withdraws 107.02 acres of National Forest System land from location and entry under the United States mining laws for a period of 20 years to protect the Dump Creek Diversion Ditch within the Salmon National Forest. The purpose of this withdrawal is to ensure the continued conservation of the aquatic and riparian habitats, and to protect the Federal watershed investments in the Salmon River Drainage.
Notice of Availability of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument-Grand Staircase, Kaiparowits, and Escalante Canyon Units and Federal Lands Previously Included in the Monument That Are Excluded From the Boundaries Draft Resource Management Plans and Associated Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2018-17751
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-17
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) Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument (GSENM) and Kanab Field Office (KFO) have prepared Draft Resource Management Plans (RMPs) and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the GSENM Grand Staircase, Kaiparowits, and Escalante Canyons Units and Federal lands excluded from the Monument by Proclamation 9682 and by this notice are announcing the opening of the public comment period.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Bears Ears National Monument Indian Creek and Shash Jáa Units Monument Management Plans and Associated Environmental Impact Statement, Utah
Document Number: 2018-17750
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-17
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) Canyon Country District Office, in coordination with the United States Forest Service (USFS), Manti-La Sal National Forest, has prepared Draft Monument Management Plans (MMPs) and an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Bears Ears National Monument (BENM) Indian Creek and Shash J[aacute]a Units. By this Notice, the BLM is announcing the opening of the public comment period.
Notice of Termination of the Livestock Grazing Monument Management Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement, Utah
Document Number: 2018-17611
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) associated with the Livestock Grazing Monument Management Plan Amendment for the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument (GSENM) is superseded by a Monument Plan Revision and therefore is no longer required. The process is hereby terminated.
Filing of Plats of Survey; NV
Document Number: 2018-17608
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public and interested State and local government officials of the filing of Plats of Survey in Nevada.
Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Non-Competitive (Direct) Sale of Public Land in Gila County, AZ
Document Number: 2018-17385
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a non- competitive (direct) sale of 16.87 acres of public land in Gila County, Arizona, to Mrs. Barbara Lubich. The sale would take place under the provisions of Sections 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), at no less than the appraised fair market value.
Notice of Realty Action: Classification of Lands for Recreation and Public Purposes Act Conveyance of Public Land in Mohave County, AZ
Document Number: 2018-17384
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for conveyance to Lake Havasu City (LHC) under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, section 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act, and Executive Order 6910, approximately 1,042.11 acres of public land in Mohave County, Arizona. The land is subject to a lease to LHC under the R&PP Act, and is used for a city park also commonly known as Special Activities Recreation Area (SARA) Park. This action will classify the lands for conveyance so they can be patented and title given to LHC.
Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of Nine Parcels of Public Land in Lincoln County, NV
Document Number: 2018-17383
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer by competitive sale 9 parcels of public land totaling 296.09 acres in Lincoln County, Nevada, pursuant to the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2004 (LCCRDA). BLM cannot sell land at less than Fair Market Value (FMV), as determined by a current appraisal, reviewed and approved by Department of Interior Appraisal Valuation and Services Office. For competitive bidding, the FMV will determine the beginning point for oral bidding on each parcel. The sale will be subject to the applicable provision of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and BLM land sale regulations.
Notice of Subcommittee Meeting for the Steens Mountain Advisory Council
Document Number: 2018-17382
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-14
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's (BLM) Steens Mountain Advisory Council (SMAC) subcommittee will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report and Draft Land Use Plan Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area Plan for the Desert Quartzite Solar Project
Document Number: 2018-16959
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 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 draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), and, in collaboration with Riverside County, a draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Desert Quartzite Solar Project (DQSP). A draft Land Use Plan Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area Plan (CDCA) is also included. This notice announces the opening of the public comment period, following the date the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes its Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register.
Notice of Public Meeting, Boise District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho
Document Number: 2018-16968
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
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, 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 Intent for Potential Amendment to the Resource Management Plan for the Bakersfield Field Office, California, and To Prepare an Associated Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2018-16957
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
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) Bakersfield Field Office, Bakersfield, California, intends to prepare a supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and a potential Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendment for the Bakersfield Field Office Resource Management Plan. The supplemental EIS will analyze the impacts of hydraulic fracturing technology on BLM-administered public land and mineral estate in the Bakersfield Field Office Planning Area exclusive of the California Coastal National Monument and the Carrizo Plain National Monument. This effort is in response to a settlement agreement in case No. 2:15-cv-04378-MWF/JEM, filed with, and approved by, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on May 3, 2017. This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest for Lands Underlying the Egegik River, Becharof Lake, and Ruth Lake and Outlet, Alaska
Document Number: 2018-16858
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The State of Alaska (State) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest (RDI) from the United States in those lands underlying the Egegik River, Becharof Lake, and Ruth Lake and Outlet in southwest Alaska. The State asserts that the Egegik River, Becharof Lake, and Ruth Lake and Outlet, were navigable and unreserved at the time of Alaska Statehood in 1959.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Desert Land Entry Application
Document Number: 2018-16857
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-07
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Onshore Geophysical Exploration
Document Number: 2018-16855
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-07
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 with revisions.
Notice of Realty Action: Non-Competitive Direct Sale of the Reversionary Interest in a Recreation and Public Purposes Act (R&PP) Patent, in Clark County, Nevada (N-94498)
Document Number: 2018-16854
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-07
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 140-acre parcel of public land in Las Vegas, Nevada, pursuant to Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of October 21, 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, for a non-competitive direct sale to the Black Mountain Golf and Country Club (BMGCC). The BLM has found this parcel suitable for disposal under the authority of Section 202 of FLPMA.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Willow Master Development Plan Oil and Gas Prospect, Alaska
Document Number: 2018-16783
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska State Office, Anchorage, Alaska, intends to prepare a Master Development Plan Environmental Impact Statement (MDP/EIS) for the Willow oil and gas prospect within the Bear Tooth Unit of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A).
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Greater Phoenix Project, Lander County, NV
Document Number: 2018-16680
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-03
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 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and by this notice is announcing its availability. The Greater Phoenix Project is owned by Newmont USA Limited and is located approximately 12 miles southwest of the town of Battle Mountain in Lander County, Nevada. The Proposed Project includes expanding the life of the 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.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the BLM Carlsbad Field Office, New Mexico
Document Number: 2018-16665
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-03
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 Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Carlsbad Field Office, and by this Notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Notice of Public Meeting, Boise District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho
Document Number: 2018-16589
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-03
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, 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 Crude Helium Auction and Sale for Fiscal Year 2019 Delivery
Document Number: 2018-16685
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico State Office, is issuing this Notice to conduct an auction and sale from the Federal Helium Program, administered by the BLM New Mexico, Amarillo Field Office. The Helium Stewardship Act of 2013 (HSA) requires the BLM to conduct an annual auction and sale of crude helium. Accordingly, the BLM will once again use the auction and sale process established in the Federal Register dated June 20, 2017, for a previous sale.