Correction to Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Development Project
On Monday, December 12, 2005, the Bureau of Land Management published a Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Development Project in the Federal Register [Vol. 70, No. 237, p. 73482]. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION on alternatives analyzed in detail contained naming errors. The correct information is as follows: The Atlantic Rim DEIS analyzed four alternatives in detail: 1. The Proposed Action Alternative; 2. Alternative A, the No Action Alternative, which means the project as proposed would be rejected by the BLM; 3. Alternative BPhased development; and, 4. Alternative CSpecial protection of sensitive of sensitive resources. ``The agency's preferred alternative is a combination of Alternative B and C.'' These corrected alternative names also correct references to the alternatives for the remainder of the notice.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Wind Energy Development Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) and Associated Land Use Plan Amendments
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) procedures, the BLM announces the availability of the ROD to implement a Wind Energy Development Program and amend BLM land use plans. The decision is hereby made to implement a comprehensive Wind Energy Development Program to administer the development of wind energy resources on BLM-administered public lands in 11 western states, excluding Alaska. In addition, this decision amends 52 BLM land use plans in 9 states to adopt the new program. The Assistant Director, Minerals, Realty and Resource Protection and the Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning jointly signed the ROD on December 15, 2005.
Public Land Order No. 7652; Withdrawal of Public Lands, San Juan Archipelago; Washington
This order withdraws 276.41 acres of public lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws for a period of 20 years for the Bureau of Land Management to protect the unique natural, scenic, and recreational values and Federal improvements on 11 tracts of land in the San Juan Archipelago.
Public Land Order No. 7651; Withdrawal of Public Land, Hot Lake Natural Area; Washington
This order withdraws 80 acres of public land from location and entry under the United States mining laws for a period of 20 years for the Bureau of Land Management to protect the Hot Lake Natural Area.
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 from Antelope Coal Company of competitive oil and gas lease WYW141204 for lands in Converse 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 February Resource Advisory Council Meeting To Be Held in Twin Falls District, ID
This notice announces the intent to hold a Resource Advisory Council (RAC) meeting in the Twin Falls District of Idaho on Tuesday, February 7, 2006. The meeting will be held at the Red Lion Canyon Springs Hotel, 1357 Blue Lakes Boulevard, in Twin Falls, Idaho.