Gulf of Mexico, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Oil and Gas Lease Sale 251
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is announcing the availability of a Record of Decision for proposed Gulf of Mexico (GOM) regionwide oil and gas Lease Sale 251. This Record of Decision identifies BOEM's selected alternative for proposed Lease Sale 251, which is analyzed in the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf Lease Sale: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement 2018 (2018 GOM Supplemental EIS).
Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf Region-Wide Oil and Gas Lease Sale 251
On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will open and publicly announce bids received for blocks offered in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region-wide Oil and Gas Lease Sale 251 (GOM Region-wide Sale 251), in accordance with the provisions of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), as amended, and the implementing regulations issued pursuant thereto. The GOM Region-wide Sale 251 Final Notice of Sale (NOS) package contains information essential to potential bidders.
Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf in the New York Bight-Call for Information and Nominations
On April 11, 2018, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a Call for Information and Nominations for Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the New York Bight (Call). BOEM invited the submission of information and nominations for commercial wind leases that would allow a lessee to propose the construction of a wind energy project in the New York Bight, and to develop one or more projects, if approved, after further environmental review. Additionally, the announcement requested comments and information from interested and affected parties about site conditions, resources, and multiple uses in close proximity to, or within, the Call Areas. Information received will help inform BOEM's identification of Wind Energy Areas, which would be further evaluated for potential commercial wind leasing. The April 11 notice had a comment period deadline of May 29, 2018. Several stakeholders have contacted BOEM and requested additional time to submit comments. BOEM agrees that it would be helpful in this instance to reopen the comment period.
Withdrawal of Temporary Physical Address Change for General Ledger Team
The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) is withdrawing the temporary physical address change published in the Federal Register on April 27, 2016 for courier services and personal deliveries.
Major Portion Prices and Due Date for Additional Royalty Payments on Indian Gas Production in Designated Areas Not Associated With an Index Zone
Final regulations for valuing gas produced from Indian leases, published August 10, 1999, require the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) to determine major portion prices and notify industry by publishing the prices in the Federal Register. The regulations also require ONRR to publish a due date for industry to pay additional royalties based on the major portion prices. Consistent with these requirements, this notice provides major portion prices for the 12 months of calendar year 2016.
Migratory Bird Permits; Removal of Depredation Orders for Double-Crested Cormorants To Protect Aquaculture Facilities and Public Resources
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are issuing this final rule to comply with a court order that vacated provisions of regulations governing control of depredating double-crested cormorants at aquaculture facilities and for control of double-crested cormorants to protect public resources. Pursuant to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia order dated May 25, 2016, this rule removes regulatory provisions that allowed take of double-crested cormorants at aquaculture facilities and to protect public resources without the need for a permit.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona
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.
Minor Boundary Revision at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
The boundary of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is modified to include 1.30 acres of land located in Porter County, Indiana, immediately adjacent to the boundary of the national lakeshore. The United States will acquire the parcel by a land exchange.
Notice of Realty Action; Proposed Direct Sale of Public Land, Utah
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering the direct sale (without competition) of 200 acres of public land in Emery County, Utah, at not less than the appraised fair market value to PacifiCorp.
Notice of Realty Action; Proposed Modified Competitive Sale of Public Land, Utah
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering the modified competitive sale of 160 acres of public land in Emery County, Utah, at not less than the appraised fair market value to the adjacent landowners Hunter Prep Plant LLC, Ross Huntington, and Clinton Price.
Notice of Realty Action: Classification for Lease and/or Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes of Public Lands for a Park in the Northwest Portion of the Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, Nevada
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Las Vegas Field Office, has examined and found suitable for classification for lease and subsequent conveyance to the City of Las Vegas, approximately 10 acres of public land in the Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, Nevada, under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, and the Taylor Grazing Act. The City of Las Vegas proposes to use the 10 acres of land for a community park that will help meet future expanding needs in the northwestern part of the Las Vegas Valley.
Notice of Realty Action; Non-Competitive (Direct) Sale of Public Land in Park County, Wyoming
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes a non-competitive (direct) sale of 1.31 acres of public land in Park County, Wyoming, to the Jeanne S. Moeller Trust pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, to resolve an unauthorized use of public lands. The sale will be subject to the applicable provisions of Section 203 of FLPMA, and BLM regulations. The appraised fair market value for the sale parcel is $1,250.
Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Land in Garfield County, Colorado
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a non- competitive (direct) sale of 0.16 acres of public land in Garfield County, Colorado, to Ida Hoaglund, to resolve an inadvertent unauthorized use and occupancy of public land.