Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Initiate the Public Scoping Process
Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Ely Field Office, will be directing the preparation of an EIS and conducting public scoping meetings for the proposed Clark, Lincoln and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project.
Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0025
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requests the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend an existing approval to collect information from all owners of unpatented mining claims or mill sites who desire to apply for a mineral patent to their mining claim or mill site. The BLM uses the information to determine the right to a mineral patent and to secure a settlement of all disputes concerning the property in order to issue the patent to the rightful owner.
Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0012
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requests the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend an existing approval to collect information from States and local government agencies and from qualified nonprofit corporations and associations who submit an Application for Land for Recreation or Public Purposes (Form No. 2740-1) to obtain public lands and benefits for recreational and public purposes. The BLM uses the information to determine if an applicant meets the requirements of the Recreation and Public Purpose Act of June 14, 1926.
Notice of May Resource Advisory Council Meeting to be Held in Twin Falls District, ID
This notice announces the intent to hold a Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Council (RAC) meeting in the Twin Falls District of Idaho on Tuesday, May 17, 2005. The meeting will be held in the Oak Room at the Red Lion Canyon Springs Hotel, 1357 Blue Lakes Boulevard, in Twin Falls, Idaho at 8 a.m.
Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification for Conveyance; Door County, WI
Public land near the community of Baileys Harbor, in Door County, Wisconsin, has been examined by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and found suitable for classification for conveyance to Door County under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act of 1926, as amended (R&PP Act). The County proposes to acquire and manage the realty as an historic site.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas Lease WYW155759 for lands in Sheridan County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the Lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease WYW153236 for lands in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Conservation Helium Sale
The purpose of this action is to continue implementation of the terms of the Helium Privatization Act (HPA) of 1996 dealing with the disposal of the Conservation Helium Reserve. The HPA requires the Department of the Interior to offer for sale, beginning no later than 2005, a portion of the Conservation Helium stored underground at the Cliffside Field, north of Amarillo, Texas. The Department of the Interior, in consultation with the private helium industry, has determined that private companies, with refining capacity along the crude helium pipeline, will need a supply of helium in excess of that available from their own storage accounts and that available from crude helium extractors in the region. Given the current market, Conservation Helium sold in this sale will cause minimal market disruption.
Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for Potential Reroute of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail in Hidalgo and Grant Counties, New Mexico
The BLM Las Cruces Field Office is initiating the preparation of an RMPA which will include an EA for potential rerouting of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail in Hidalgo and Grant Counties in southwestern New Mexico. The RMPA will allow for selection of an alternate route for the Trail that will consider reducing mileage of the trail and reducing agency costs and timeframes associated with development of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. The public is invited to participate in the scoping process to identify issues and planning criteria to be considered in the development of the RMPA/EA. The BLM will maintain a mailing list of parties and persons interested in being kept informed about the RMPA/EA.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NDM 75388
Per 30 U.S.C. 188(d), the lessee timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas Lease NDM 75388, Billings County, North Dakota. The lessee paid the required rental accruing from the date of termination. No Leases were issued that affect these lands. The lessee agrees to new Lease terms for rentals and royalties of $5 per acre and 16\2/3\ percent or 4 percentages above the existing competitive royalty rate. The lessee paid the $500 administration fee for the reinstatement of the Lease and $155 cost for publishing this Notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the Lease per Sec. 31 (d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). We are proposing to reinstate the Lease, effective the date of termination subject to: The original terms and conditions of the Lease; The increased rental of $5 per acre; The increased royalty of 16\2/3\ percent or 4 percentages above the existing competitive royalty rate; and The $155 cost of publishing this Notice.
Public Land Order No. 7629; Withdrawal of Public Land for the Hillside Mine Reclamation Project; Arizona
This order withdraws 352.55 acres of public land from location and entry under the United States mining laws for a period of 5 years to protect the Hillside Mine Reclamation Project while the Bureau of Land Management completes land use planning for the area.