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

Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board; Meeting
Document Number: 06-2163
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces that the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will conduct a meeting on matters pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation's public lands.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E6-3142
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-07
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 Nance Petroleum Corporation of noncompetitive oil and gas lease WYW127411 for lands in Campbell 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.
Call for Public Nominations of Inholding Properties for Potential Purchase by the Federal Government in the State of California
Document Number: E6-3141
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act of 2000 (43 U.S.C. 2303) (FLTFA), this notice provides the public the opportunity to nominate inholding properties within the State of California for possible acquisition by the Federal agencies identified below.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW144810
Document Number: E6-3140
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of 371(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the lessees: Carpenter and Sons, Inc.; Goolsby and Associates, LLC; North Finn, LLC; Tika Energy Inc.; and American Oil and Gas, Inc. timely filed a petition for reinstatement of noncompetitive oil and gas lease WYW144810 in Johnson County, Wyoming. The lessees paid the required rental accruing from the date of termination, April 1, 2002. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The lessees have agreed to the new lease terms for rentals of $5.00 per acre and royalties of 16\2/3\ percent or 4 percentages above the existing noncompetitive royalty rates. The lessees have paid the required $500 administrative fee for the reinstatement of the lease and $166 cost for publishing this Notice. The lessees have 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 increased rental of $5.00 per acre; and The increased royalty of 16\2/3\ percent or 4 percentages above the existing noncompetitive royalty rates.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW144811
Document Number: E6-3139
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of 371(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the lessees: Carpenter and Sons, Inc.; Goolsby and Associates, LLC; North Finn, LLC; Tika Energy Inc.; and American Oil and Gas, Inc. timely filed a petition for reinstatement of noncompetitive oil and gas lease WYW144811 in Johnson County, Wyoming. The lessees paid the required rental accruing from the date of termination, April 1, 2002. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The lessees have agreed to the new lease terms for rentals of $5.00 per acre and royalties of 16\2/3\ percent or 4 percentages above the existing noncompetitive royalty rates. The lessees have paid the required $500 administrative fee for the reinstatement of the lease and $166 cost for publishing this Notice. The lessees have 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 increased rental of $5.00 per acre; and The increased royalty of 16\2/3\ percent or 4 percentages above the existing noncompetitive royalty rates.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW144809
Document Number: E6-3138
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of 371(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the lessees: Carpenter and Sons, Inc.; Goolsby and Associates, LLC; North Finn, LLC; Tika Energy Inc., and American Oil and Gas, Inc. timely filed a petition for reinstatement of noncompetitive oil and gas lease WYW144809 in Johnson County, Wyoming. The lessees paid the required rental accruing from the date of termination, April 1, 2002. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The lessees have agreed to the new lease terms for rentals of $5.00 per acre and royalties of 16\2/3\ percent or 4 percentages above the existing noncompetitive royalty rates. The lessees have paid the required $500 administrative fee for the reinstatement of the lease and $166 cost for publishing this Notice. The lessees have met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Section 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 increased rental of $5.00 per acre; and The increased royalty of 16\2/3\ percent or 4 percentages above the existing noncompetitive royalty rates.
Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0194
Document Number: 06-2069
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
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 to ensure operators and mining claimants meet their responsibilities while conducting exploration, mining, and reclamation work on public lands. BLM uses Forms 3809-1, 3809-2, 3809-4, 3809-4a, and 3809-5 to collect financial guarantee bond information for surface management activities. The nonform information under 43 CFR subpart 3809 authorizes operators and mining claimants to perform surface management activities under the General Mining Law.
Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0001
Document Number: 06-2068
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend an existing approval to collect information from the general public interested in obtaining free vegetative or mineral material from public lands. BLM uses Form 5510-1, Free Use Application and Permit (Vegetative or Mineral Materials) to collect this information. This information allows BLM to properly manage and accurately track the disposal of these materials.
Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0058
Document Number: 06-2067
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend an existing approval to collect certain information from Federal timber purchasers to allow BLM to determine compliance with timber export restrictions. BLM uses Form 5460-17, Substitution Determination, to collect this information. This information allows BLM to administer export restrictions on BLM timber sales and to determine whether there was a substitution of Federal timber for exported private timber in violation of 43 CFR 5400.0-3(c).
Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0073
Document Number: 06-2066
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
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 any person, association, corporation, subsidiary, or affiliate interested in leasing or developing Federal coal. The BLM uses the information to determine if the applicant is qualified to hold a Federal coal lease.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E6-3044
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-03
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 MTNT, Limited, Successor in Interest to Seseui, Incorporated and Doyon, Limited. The lands are located in T. 22 S., R. 28 E., T. 23 S., R. 28 E., and T. 23 S., R. 29 E., Kateel River Meridian, Alaska, in the vicinity of Telida Alaska, and contain 5,280.36 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Tundra Drums.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Continental Divide-Creston Natural Gas Project, Carbon and Sweetwater Counties, WY
Document Number: E6-3043
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Rawlins Field Office, announces its intent to prepare an EIS on the potential impacts of a proposed natural gas development project consisting primarily of conventional natural gas well development with some coalbed natural gas wells. In April 2005, Devon Energy Corporation (Devon), representing itself and other lease holders, submitted to BLM a proposal to drill and develop up to 1,250 wells from an estimated 1,000 well pads and associated facilities. The Devon proposal was named ``Creston/Blue Gap II Natural Gas Project.'' The BLM published its NOI to prepare an EIS for this project in the Federal Register on September 8, 2005. In November 2005, BP America Production Company (BP), representing itself and other lease holders, submitted a proposal to drill and develop up to 7,700 wells and associated facilities within a portion of the Continental Divide/Wamsutter II (CD/W2) Natural Gas Project area adjacent to the Creston/Blue Gap II EIS (CBC2) project area. Upon reviewing BP's proposal the BLM determined that the CD/W2 proposal and the CBC2 proposal were similar actions within the same geographic area, with similar timing. Based on these factors, the BLM has determined that the best way to analyze these actions and identify their cumulative impacts adequately is to treat them in a single impact statement. The combined proposals, henceforth known as the Continental DivideCreston (CDC) Natural Gas Project, will be considered in one EIS.
Notice of Meetings of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group
Document Number: 06-2028
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (1976) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (1972), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) will meet in Pinedale, Wyoming, for a business meeting. Group meetings are open to the public.
Application Procedures, Execution and Filing of Forms: Correction of State Office Address for Filings and Recordings, Proper Offices for Recording of Mining Claims
Document Number: 06-1991
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This final rule amends the regulations pertaining to execution and filing of forms in order to reflect that the Montana State Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is removing its post office box from the list of State Office addresses and Areas of Jurisdiction included in the Code of Federal Regulations. The public will continue to direct personal, messenger, express mail, direct filing, and other delivery by the United States Postal Services to the same street address as before. This rule will have no impact or cost to the public.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WAOR60871; Washington
Document Number: 06-1924
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-02
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 of reinstatement from Mr. Steven J. Buchanan of competitive oil and gas lease WAOR60871 for lands in Yakima County, Washington. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: E6-2887
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plat of survey of the following described lands was officially filed in the Oregon State office, Portland, Oregon, on August 23, 2005.