Notice of Public Meeting, Western Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting
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), the Western Montana Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board; Meeting
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.
Extension of the “Category 5” Royalty Rate Reduction Qualification for Oklahoma Federal Coal within a Designated Area of Nine (9) Oklahoma Counties
The notice announces that the Federal coal lands within the nine (9) Oklahoma Counties of Atoka, Coal, Haskell, Latimer, LeFlore, McIntosh, Muskogee, Pittsburgh, and Sequoyah continue to qualify as a Category 5 royalty rate reduction ``Area'' as set forth in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Royalty Rate Reduction Guidelines (55 FR 6841 and 55 FR 18401) and BLM Manual 3485, Reports, Royalties, and Records. Analysis by the Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office indicates that there have been no significant changes in the coal market for the Area during the last 5 years. Therefore, the State Director of the New Mexico State Office of the BLM has determined to extend the qualification of the Area for Category 5 Royalty Rate Reductions for five (5) additional years.
Application for Conveyance of Federal Mineral Interests, Pima County, AZ
The surface owner of the lands described in this notice, aggregating approximately 5,290.90 acres, has filed an application for the purchase of the Federally owned mineral interests in the lands. Publication of this notice temporarily segregates the mineral interest from appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining law.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the “Over The River” Art Project in Colorado
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and in response to an application filed by the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Royal Gorge Field Office, announces its intention to prepare an EIS and conduct public scoping. The artists propose to hang fabric panels over a portion of the Arkansas River as an artistic exhibition. The reason for preparing an EIS is based upon several factors, including a specific request from the applicants; the increasing complexity of the project; the level of controversy related to the project; and the level of involvement during the scoping process.
Request for Public Comment on Environmental Analysis, Fair Market Value, and Maximum Economic Recovery; Coal Lease Application-NDM 95104; BNI Coal, Ltd.
The Bureau of Land Management announces the availability of the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the BNI Coal, Ltd.'s (BNI) Federal Coal Lease Application NDM 95104 and requests public comment on the associated Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), Fair Market Value (FMV), and Maximum Economic Recovery (MER) of the coal resources subject to the lease application. The land included in Coal Lease Application NDM 95104 is adjacent to BNI's Center Mine, located in Oliver County, North Dakota, and is described as follows:
Call for Nominations for Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council
The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council (RAC) specifically in ``Category 2,'' which includes representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historic organizations, dispersed recreation users, and wild horse and burro organizations. The RAC provides advice and recommendations to BLM on land use planning and management of the public lands within northwestern Colorado. The BLM will consider public nominations for 30 days after the publication date of this notice.