Land Management Bureau February 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Utah Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E6-2753
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
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's (BLM) Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Council to the Boise District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
Document Number: E6-2649
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
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 Competitive Coal Lease Sale, North Dakota
Document Number: E6-2613
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that the coal reserves in the lands described below in Mercer 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 (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.).
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E6-2612
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Deloy Ges Incorporated for lands located in the vicinity of Anvik, Alaska, within:
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Land Use Plan Amendment To Provide for a Proposed Direct Land Sale
Document Number: E6-2611
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to 43 CFR Part 1600, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Upper Snake Field Office (USFO) proposes to amend the Medicine Lodge Resource Management Plan (RMP) to identify a 1.25 acre parcel of public land for disposal in Bonneville County, Idaho. Additionally, the USFO proposes to patent the parcel to Dale E. McDowell, Louise J. Prudhomme, and George McDowell reserving a conservation easement to the United States.
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E6-2562
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Clear Creek Management Area Resource Management Plan Amendment and Route Designations
Document Number: E6-2425
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) management policies, the BLM announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Clear Creek Management Area (CCMA) Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) and Route Designations. CCMA is located in San Benito and western Fresno counties in California. In accordance with BLM regulations, 43 Code of Federal Regulation 1610.5-2(b), all protests to the Director on planning decisions were resolved prior to approving the ROD. The decision of the Director is the final decision for land use planning decisions of the Department of the Interior. The ROD was signed on January 13, 2006 and was effective immediately.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E6-2424
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
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 Roger E. Canter and CS Oil and Gas, Ltd. of noncompetitive oil and gas lease WYW64845 for lands in Fremont 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.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E6-2423
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
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 KCS Resources, Inc. of competitive oil and gas lease WYW134998 for lands in Fremont 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 Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 06-1590
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
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), will meet as indicated below.
Call for Nomination To Fill the Position of Public Interest for the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board
Document Number: E6-2391
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The purpose of this notice is to solicit public nominations for the position representing the Public Interest (previously listed as Public at Large) on the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. The Board provides advice concerning management, protection, and control of wild free-roaming horses and burros on the public lands administered by the Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, and the Department of Agriculture, through the Forest Service.
Notice of Call for Nominations, Elected Official for the BLM Alaska Resource Advisory Council (RAC)
Document Number: E6-2389
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The purpose of this notice is to solicit nominations for the vacant elected official seat on the Bureau of Land Management's Alaska Resource Advisory Council. The council provides advice and recommendations to BLM on management of public lands in Alaska.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan for the John Day Basin Portion of the Central Oregon Resource Area and Associated Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E6-2388
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Prineville District Office, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) with an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the John Day Basin, and by this notice is announcing public scoping meetings. The RMP will amend or replace certain decisions within the John Day RMP (1985) and the portions of the Two Rivers RMP (1986) and Baker RMP (1989) that guide the management of public lands located in the Planning Area.
Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment and Public Hearing for Coal Lease Application COC 67514. Colorado
Document Number: E6-2387
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 3425.4, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Colorado State Office, Lakewood, Colorado, hereby gives notice that an Environmental Assessment (EA) is available and a public hearing will be held to lease Federal coal. The EA analyzes and discloses direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts of issuing a Federal coal lease competitively for 200.36 acres in Routt County, Colorado. The purpose of the public hearing is to solicit comments from the public on (1) The proposal to issue a Federal coal lease; (2) the proposed competitive lease sale; (3) the Fair Market Value (FMV) of the Federal coal; and (4) Maximum Economic Recovery (MER) of the Federal coal included in the Federal tract.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed Coal-Fired Electric Power Generating Plant in Southeastern Lincoln County and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings; Nevada
Document Number: E6-2384
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to section 102 (2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Ely Field Office, will be directing the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) and conducting public scoping meetings for the proposed Toquop Energy Power Project, which is a coal-fired electric power generating plant and associated ancillary facilities. BLM has received right-of-way applicants for this project from Toquop Energy Inc. The EIS will assess the potential impacts of a right-of-way for a proposed coal-fired facility and a new railroad line to transport coal to the facility. The Toquop Energy Power Project was previously analyzed in a March 2003 EIS as an 1100 MW gas-fired electric generating facility. Use of an alternative fuel such as coal was eliminated from the 2003 EIS and never analyzed due to economics and other factors at the time.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E6-2383
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to AHTNA, Incorporated (Successor in Interest to Cantwell Yedatene Na Corporation). The lands are located in T. 18 S., R. 7 W., Fairbanks Meridian, in the vicinity of Cantwell, Alaska, and contain approximately 160 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Modified Competitive Sale and Competitive Sale of Public Lands, Rio Grande and Conejos Counties, CO
Document Number: E6-2382
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides notice that it will offer two parcels of public lands located in Rio Grande and Conejos Counties, Colorado, for sale at not less than their respective appraised fair market values. The Del Norte Field Manager has determined that because Parcel 1 has no legal access via any public road and is surrounded by private lands, it will be offered for sale only to the current adjoining landowners under modified competitive sale procedures. The La Jara Field Manager has determined that Parcel 2 has legal access via a public road and will be sold individually under competitive sale procedures open to any person or entity qualified to bid. Sales of both parcels will be by sealed bid only.
Notice of Realty Action: Lease/Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP); Correction; Termination of Classification; Nevada
Document Number: E6-2381
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This notice corrects the legal land description for R&PP application N-58877 for lease/conveyance of a parcel of land and terminates the classification for other lands no longer needed for R&PP purposes.
Termination of Classification and Order Providing for Opening of Land, OR 02752
Document Number: E6-2374
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This notice terminates the existing classification for 80.00 acres of public land that was classified as suitable for disposal through exchange under section 8 of the Taylor Grazing Act (43 U.S.C. 315g) and opens the land to operation of the public land laws and location and entry under the mining laws, subject to the existing laws, rules, and regulations applicable to public lands administered by the BLM. The land has been and will remain open to mineral leasing.
Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification, Utah
Document Number: E6-2372
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for lease or conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.), 1,228.92 acres of public land in Uintah County, Utah. Uintah County proposes to use the land for a recreation park which would include a Supercross, Motocross, Pee Wee Track, Open Ride Area, Flat Track, Mud Bogs, Indoor Supercross, Rock Crawling, Tough Truck, Ultralight Flight Park, Cabanas, Rest Rooms, Seating, and Parking.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E6-2371
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Mary's Igloo Native Corporation. The lands are located in T. 2 S., R. 29 W., and T. 5 S., R. 30 W., Kateel River Meridian, Alaska, in the vicinity of Mary's Igloo, Alaska, and containing 7,758.50 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Nome Nugget.
Notice of Application for Recordable Disclaimer of Interest, Louisiana
Document Number: 06-1537
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
New Way Investments, Inc. has submitted an application for a recordable disclaimer of interest pursuant to section 315 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1745), and the regulations contained in 43 CFR Part 1864. A recordable disclaimer, if issued, will confirm that the United States has no valid interest in the subject lands. This notice is intended to inform the public of the pending application.
Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act Classification; New Mexico
Document Number: E6-2295
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has determined land located in San Miguel County, New Mexico is suitable for classification for lease or conveyance to El Valle de Cristo Church, a non-profit organization, under authority of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.).
Competitive Sale of Public Land in Dona Ana County, New Mexico
Document Number: E6-2294
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The following public land known as the Berino Tract in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, has been examined and found suitable for competitive sale under Sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976 (90 Stat. 2750, 43 U.S.C. 1713 and 1719), and the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act of July 25, 2000 (Pub. L. 106-248).
Direct Sale of Public Land in Conejos County, CO
Document Number: E6-2293
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
A 3.21 acre parcel of public land in Conejos County, Colorado is being considered for direct sale to Hal and Mindy Wilson to resolve an unauthorized use of public land.
Public Land Order No. 7654; Revocation of Secretarial Order Dated December 15, 1942, and Public Land Order No. 4670; Colorado
Document Number: E6-2292
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order revokes a Secretarial Order and a Public Land Order in their entireties as they affect 2,333.19 acres of National Forest System land withdrawn for the Bureau of Reclamation's Battlement Mesa Project. This order opens the land to mining and to such forms of disposition as may by law be authorized on National Forest System land.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-2207
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
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) Central California Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Implementation of the Split Estate Section 1835 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005; Listening Sessions
Document Number: E6-2092
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Listening sessions will be held by the Bureau of Land Management to solicit suggestions from the public on how best to implement the split estate provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Section 1835 of the Energy Policy Act directs the Secretary of the Interior to review current policies and practices for managing oil and gas resources in split estate situations, that is, how the BLM provides for oil and gas development and environmental protection where the surface estate is privately owned and the mineral estate is owned and administered by the Federal Government. The Act directs that this review be conducted in consultation with affected private surface owners, oil and gas industry, and other interested parties. Dates and Locations: Listening Sessions will be scheduled during late March 2006 in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Washington, DC. The BLM will announce exact times and locations through the local media, e-mail, and on the Split Estate Web site at: http:// www.blm.gov/bmp at least 15 days prior to the listening sessions.
Meetings: Resource Advisory Committees-Salem, OR
Document Number: E6-2019
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This notice is published in accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Meeting notice is hereby given for the Salem Oregon BLM Resource Advisory Committee pursuant to Section 205 of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act of 2000, Public Law 106-393 (the Act). Topics to be discussed by the Salem BLM Resource Advisory Committee include: reviewing 2006 project applications, developing funding recommendations for 2006 projects, monitoring progress of previously approved projects, and scheduling field reviews of projects.
Notice of Public Meeting, Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory Council Meeting; Idaho
Document Number: E6-1946
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
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) Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Public Land Order No. 7655; Partial Revocation of Executive Order dated July 2, 1910; Colorado
Document Number: E6-1894
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order partially revokes an Executive Order insofar as it affects 40 acres of public land withdrawn for the Bureau of Land Management's Power Site Reserve No. 32. This order also opens the land to surface entry subject to valid existing rights and other segregations of record.
Notice of a 30-Day Public Comment Period To Affirm the Policy for the Standards To Establish the Potash Enclave As Used To Administer the Secretarial Order of 1986 Entitled “Oil and Gas and Potash Leasing and Development Within the Designated Potash Area of Eddy and Lea Counties, New Mexico”
Document Number: E6-1891
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) originally published this notice on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 [70 FR 51364] and solicited public comments on the report which affirms the existing policy on the criteria used to establish the potash enclave. The BLM gave the public 30 days to comment on these Policy Standards. The public comment period ended on Thursday, September 29, 2005. The BLM received numerous requests to lengthen the comment period. The BLM extended the comment period an additional 120 days. The BLM has again received requests to lengthen the comment period. The BLM will again extend the comment period an additional 120 days.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NDM 87262
Document Number: E6-1872
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Land Management Bureau
Per 30 U.S.C. 188(d), Valentine Peck timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease NDM 87262, Slope County, North Dakota. The lessee paid the required rental accruing from the date of termination, September 1, 2005. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $10 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 $10 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.
Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment and Public Hearing for Coal Lease by Application KYES-50213
Document Number: E6-1870
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States Office, Springfield, Virginia, hereby gives notice that an Environmental Assessment (EA) is available and a public hearing will be held to lease Federal coal pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 3425.4. The EA analyzes and discloses direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts of issuing competitively a Federal coal lease for 314.53 acres in the Daniel Boone National Forest (DBNF) Clay County, Kentucky. The purpose of the public hearing is to solicit comments from the public on (1) The proposal to issue a Federal coal lease; (2) the proposed competitive lease sale; (3) the Fair Market Value (FMV) of the Federal coal; and (4) Maximum Economic Recovery (MER) of the Federal coal included in the tracts.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the North Steens Ecosystem Restoration Project
Document Number: E6-1869
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, and the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act of 2000, the BLM has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement to analyze and undertake the North Steens Ecosystem Restoration Project. The proposed project area lies within the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area, designated by the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act of 2000, and the Andrews Management Unit, lands outside the boundary of the Cooperative Management and Protection Area but within the boundary of the Andrews Resource Area. The project is located in Harney County, Oregon, and affects approximately 336,000 acres of public and private lands. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement evaluates five alternative management approaches including two No Action (continuation of current management and no treatment) Alternatives.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Gasco Production Company Natural Gas Field Development, Duchesne and Uintah Counties, UT
Document Number: E6-1868
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Vernal Field Office, Vernal, Utah, will prepare an EIS on the proposed expansion of existing natural gas field development operations. The EIS area encompasses approximately 236,165 acres predominately in the West Tavaputs Exploration and Development Area with some overlap into the Monument Butte-Red Wash, and East Tavaputs Exploration and Development Areas. The project is located primarily on BLM administered lands (203,357 acres). The project area also includes lands administered by the State of Utah (27,765 acres), and several private landowners (5,043 acres). Gasco has mineral lease rights underlying both the public and private lands. The Vernal Field Office Manager will be the authorized officer for this project.
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E6-1824
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
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), Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Greater Deadman Bench Region, Uintah County, UT
Document Number: E6-1796
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and associated regulations, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that evaluates, analyzes, and discloses to the public direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts of a proposal to extract and transport natural gas and oil in Uintah County, Utah.
Notice of Meeting, Front Range Resource Advisory Council (Colorado)
Document Number: E6-1772
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
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) Front Range Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Powder River Regional Coal Team Activities: Notice of Public Meeting in Casper, WY
Document Number: E6-1732
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Powder River Regional Coal Team (RCT) has scheduled a public meeting for April 19, 2006, to review current and proposed activities in the Powder River Coal Region and to review pending coal lease applications (LBA).
State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 06-1201
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This notice announces a meeting of the Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC). The business meeting will be held on March 2, 2006, in Tucson, Arizona, at the Doubletree HotelTucson Reid Park located at 445 South Alvernon Way. It will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. The agenda items to be covered include: Review of the December 6, 2005 Meeting Minutes; BLM State Director's Update on Statewide Issues; Presentation on Geo-TourismNational Geographic and Sonoran Institute Partnership, Updates on the Recreation Resource Advisory Committees, Recreation Use Fees, Saginaw Hill, and Arizona Land Use Planning; RAC Questions on Written Reports from BLM Field Managers; Field Office Rangeland Resource Team Proposals; RAC Discussion on the Annual Work Plan Review; Reports by the Standards and Guidelines, Recreation, Off- Highway Vehicle Use, Public Relations, Land Use Planning and Tenure, and Wild Horse and Burro Working Groups; Reports from RAC members; and Discussion of future meetings. A public comment period will be provided at 11:30 a.m. on March 2, 2006, for any interested publics who wish to address the Council.
Call for Nominations for Resource Advisory Councils
Document Number: E6-1719
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) that have member terms expiring this year. The RACs provide advice and recommendations to BLM on land use planning and management of the public lands within their geographic areas. The BLM will consider public nominations for 45 days after the publication date of this notice.
Meeting Notice for National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Advisory Board
Document Number: E6-1678
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Advisory Board will meet March 7, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (PST) at the Best Western Sunridge Inn, One Sunridge Way, Baker City, Oregon. Meeting topics will include a Center update, education and outreach, and other topics as may come before the board. The meeting is open to the public. Public comment is scheduled for 10 to 10:15 a.m.
Bureau of Land Management
Document Number: E6-1647
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Land Management Bureau
The Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council (SEORAC) will hold a meeting Monday, February 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, February 28, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the conference room at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Burns District Office, 28910 Hwy 20 West, Hines, Oregon. Agenda items for the 2-day meeting include updates from the Chair and Designated Federal Official; remarks from Oregon/Washington BLM Associate State Director Jim Kenna; updates on the Energy Corridor Process Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the Vegetation Management Programmatic EIS; a presentation on the High Desert Partnership; discussion of SEORAC priorities (1) off-highway vehicle use and management, and (2) sage-grouse; an opportunity for SEORAC subgroups to meet; subgroup and liaison reports; member round- table; a presentation on The Pay-off of Collaboration; and agenda development for the May meeting. Other matters that may reasonably come before the SEORAC may also be addressed anytime Monday or Tuesday. The public is welcome to attend all portions of the meeting and may contribute during the public comment sessions at 11 a.m. each day. Those who verbally address the SEORAC during public comment are asked to also provide a written statement of their comments or presentation. Unless otherwise approved by the SEORAC Chair, the public comment period will last no longer than 30 minutes, and each speaker may address the SEORAC for a maximum of 5 minutes. If you have information you would like distributed to SEORAC members, please send it to Sally Nelson at the Burns District Office, 28910 Hwy 20 West, Hines, Oregon 97738, prior to the start of the meeting. If you send information or general correspondence to anyone at the Burns District Office and would like a copy given to the SEORAC, please write ``COPY TO SEORAC'' on the envelope and enclosed document(s).
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW153586
Document Number: E6-1641
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of section 371(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the lessee, Charles A. Einarsen, timely filed a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease WYW153586 in Natrona County, Wyoming. The lessee paid the required rental accruing from the date of termination, September 1, 2002, and submitted a signed agreement, specifying future rental and royalty rates for this lease would be at $10.00 per acre or fraction of an acre and 16\2/3\ percent respectively. In accordance with 43 CFR 3103.4-1 and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(f) the lessee petitioned to reduce the rental and royalty rates for the subject lease to the rates specified in sections 1 and 2 of the original lease agreement and submitted justification and rationalization for the request. After thoroughly reviewing the lessee's petition and taking into consideration the information submitted, we have granted the request to reduce the rental rates to those in Section 1 of the original lease agreement but have denied the request for a reduced royalty rate. The purpose of granting a reduced royalty rate is to extend the productive life of an existing well. Normally it cannot be determined whether a lease can be successfully operated at the higher royalty rate required for reinstated leases until the lease has been fully developed. Because the productivity of the leasehold has not been fully determined, the request for a reduced royalty rate is premature. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The lessee had paid the required $500 administrative fee for lease reinstatement and $166 cost for publishing this Notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Sec. 31(e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188(e)). We are proposing to reinstate the lease, effective the date of termination subject to: The original terms and conditions of the lease; The rental rates specified in section 1 of the original lease agreement; and The increased royalty of 16\2/3\ percent or 4 percentages above the existing competitive royalty rate.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: 06-1111
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of Public Law 97-451, Antelope Coal Company timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease WYW140768 from lands in Converse County, Wyoming, and it was accompanied by all the required rentals and royalties accuring from January 1, 2005, the date of termination.
Notice of Establishing and Call for Nominations for the Sonoran Desert National Monument Advisory Council
Document Number: 06-1094
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is publishing this notice under section 9 (a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The BLM is giving notice that the Secretary of the Interior is establishing the Sonoran Desert National Monument Advisory Council (SDNMAC) and calling for nominations for positions on the SDNMAC. This notice requests the public to submit nominations for membership on the SDNMAC. Any individual or organization may nominate one or more persons to serve on the SDNMAC. Individuals may nominate themselves for SDNMAC membership.
Meeting of the California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: E6-1640
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Public Laws 92-463 and 94-579, that the California Desert District Advisory Council to the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, will participate in a field tour of BLM-administered public lands on Friday, March 31, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and meet in formal session on Saturday, April 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Conference Rooms A, B and C in the CalWorks Building within the Imperial County Center II Complex, located at 2895 South 4th Street, in El Centro, California. The Council and interested members of the public will depart for a field tour of the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) at 8 a.m. from the parking lot of the Best Western John Jay Inn, located at 2352 South 4th Street in El Centro. The public is welcome to participate in the tour, but should plan on providing their own transportation, drinks, and lunch. Tour stops and presentations/updates will focus on BLM management of the ISDRA, including monitoring and fee collection.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E6-1638
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of Section 371(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the lessee, Charles A. Einarsen, timely filed a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease WYW153578 in Natrona County, Wyoming. The lessee paid the required rental accruing from the date of termination, September 1, 2002, and submitted a signed agreement, specifying future rental and royalty rates for this lease would be at $10.00 per acre or fraction of an acre and 16\2/3\ percent respectively. In accordance with 43 CFR 3103.4-1 and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(f) the lessee petitioned to reduce the rental and royalty rates for the subject lease to the rates specified in Sections 1 and 2 of the original lease agreement and submitted justification and rationalization for the request. After thoroughly reviewing the lessee's petition and taking into consideration the information submitted, we have granted the request to reduce the rental rates to those in Section 1 of the original lease agreement but have denied the request for a reduced royalty rate. The purpose of granting a reduced royalty rate is to extend the productive life of an existing well. Normally it cannot be determined whether a lease can be successfully operated at the higher royalty rate required for reinstated leases until the lease has been fully developed. Because the productivity of the leasehold has not been fully determined, the request for a reduced royalty rate is premature. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The lessee had paid the required $500 administrative fee for lease reinstatement and $166 cost for publishing this Notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Sec. 31(e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188(e)). We are proposing to reinstate the lease, effective the date of termination subject to: The original terms and conditions of the lease; The rental rates specified in Section 1 of the original lease agreement; and The increased royalty of 16\2/3\ percent or 4 percentages above the existing competitive royalty rate.
Notice of Request for Comments To Address Right-of-Way Applications Filed by Private Fuel Storage, LLC, for an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation on the Reservation of the Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians and Related Transportation Facility in Tooele County, UT
Document Number: E6-1595
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is requesting comments that will address right-of-way applications filed by Private Fuel Storage (PFS), LLC, for an independent spent fuel storage installation on reservation lands of the Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians (Band or Skull Valley Band). The installation is described in an environmental impact statement (EIS) prepared by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), entitled Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Construction and Operation of an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation on the Reservation of the Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians and the Related Transportation Facility in Tooele County, Utah (December 2001). This EIS is available online at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/ sr1714/v1/. BLM was a cooperating agency in the preparation of this EIS, as were the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), U.S. Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Surface Transportation Board. Your comments are sought pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.6(d).