Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council Meeting
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.
Meeting Notice for the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council
The Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council (SEORAC) will hold a meeting Monday, August 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Ontario, 1249 Tapadera Avenue, Ontario, Oregon 97914. A field trip to the Bully Creek area of the Vale District Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for SEORAC members will follow on Tuesday, August 8. Agenda items for Monday's session include liaison reports from SEORAC members; updates from Designated Federal Officials; follow-up information sharing on the Grazing Administration Rule, the Recreation Resource Advisory Council (RAC), and Statewide transportation planning and a joint sub-committee with the John Day/Snake RAC; review of SEORAC jurisdictional boundaries and district-by-district planning efforts through fiscal year 2007; and discussion on the Malheur National Forest Plan, energy issues, the monitoring pilot project, and possible RAC involvement. Other matters that may reasonably come before the SEORAC may also be addressed. The public is welcome to attend all portions of the meeting and may contribute during the public comment session at 11 a.m. 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.
Cancellation of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group Meeting
The August 1, 2006 PAWG meeting has been cancelled. Another PAWG meeting will be announced when new PAWG members have been appointed.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Red Cliff Coal Mine, Railroad Spur Line, and Other Associated Surface Facilities in Garfield County and Mesa County, CO
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Grand Junction Field Office located in Grand Junction, CO, will be directing the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed Red Cliff Coal Mine near Loma, Colorado, including Right-of-Way and Land Use Applications for facilities on Federal Lands, submitted by CAM-Colorado, LLC (CAM). The EIS will analyze the development of surface facilities for coal mining associated with CAM's proposed underground Red Cliff Mine, including roads, a water pipeline, coal stockpile and waste disposal areas, a coal preparation plant, the mine portal, other administrative and operations facilities, and a railroad spur line that would connect to the existing Union Pacific Railroad line near Mack, Colorado. Cooperating agencies include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Office of Surface Mining, the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Mesa County, and Garfield County. The BLM invites the public to participate in the NEPA process.
Request for Public Nomination of Qualified Properties for Potential Purchase by the Federal Government in the State of Arizona
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 lands within the State of Arizona for possible acquisition by the Federal agencies identified below. Such lands must be (1) inholdings within a federally designated area or (2) lands that are adjacent to federally designated areas and contain exceptional resources.
Public Land Order No. 7666; Partial Revocation of Six Bureau of Reclamation Project Withdrawal Orders; Utah
This order partially revokes four Secretarial Orders, one Bureau of Reclamation Order, and one Public Land Order insofar as they affect approximately 25,133 acres of lands withdrawn for the Bureau of Reclamation's Central Utah and Strawberry Valley Projects. This order opens approximately 24,293 acres of Federal lands to such forms of disposition as may by law be authorized on National Forest System lands and to mining.
Public Land Order No. 7667; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6619; Wisconsin
This order extends Public Land Order No. 6619 for an additional 20-year period. This extension is necessary to allow the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to continue to manage the land as part of the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge.
Public Land Order No. 7668; Withdrawal of National Forest System Lands for the Utah Lake Drainage Basin and Diamond Fork Systems, Bonneville Unit of the Central Utah Project; Utah
This order withdraws approximately 6,450 acres of National Forest System lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws, for a term of 20 years, and reserves the lands for the Department of the Interior, Central Utah Project Completion Act Office for use in conjunction with the Utah Lake Drainage Basin and Diamond Fork Systems, Bonneville Unit of the Central Utah Project.
Notice of Federal Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Utah
Notice is hereby given that the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah State Office will offer certain coal resources described below as the Mill Fork West Tract (UTU-84285) in Emery County, Utah, for competitive sale by sealed bid, in accordance with the provisions for competitive lease sale notices in 43 CFR 3422.2(a), and the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended and supplemented (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq).
Wyoming: 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 Fellows Energy Ltd. for competitive oil and gas lease WYW158351 for land in Weston 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.