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

Notice of Intent To Prepare a Joint Environmental Impact Statement/Report and Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment for the Proposed Sunrise Powerlink Project, San Diego and Imperial Counties, CA
Document Number: E6-14502
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-31
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 (NEPA), as amended, notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), together with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), intend to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR), and a proposed land use plan amendment to the 1980 California Desert Conservation Area Plan, (CDCA Plan), as amended for the Sunrise Powerlink Project (Project) proposed by San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E). The project would consist of the construction and operation of one new 500 kilovolt (kV) and three new 230 kV transmission lines in Imperial and San Diego Counties. BLM is the lead Federal agency for the preparation of this EIS in compliance with the requirements of NEPA. CPUC is the lead State of California agency for the preparation of this EIR in compliance with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 06-7274
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-31
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 Hee-yea-lingde Corporation. The lands are located in the vicinity of Grayling, Alaska, within the following townships:
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas leases MTM 90699, MTM 90700, MTM 90749, MTM 90750, and MTM 90751
Document Number: E6-14331
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Land Management Bureau
Per 30 U.S.C. 188(d), Richard A. Horn timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas leases MTM 90699, MTM 90700, MTM 90749, MTM 90750, and MTM 90751, Carter County, Montana. The lessee paid the required rentals accruing from the date of termination. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $5 per acre and 16\1/ 2\percent or 4 percentages above the existing competitive royalty rate. The lessee paid the $500 administration fee for the reinstatement of each lease and $163 cost for publishing this Notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the leases per Sec. 31 (d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). We are proposing to reinstate the leases, effective the date of termination subject to: The original terms and conditions of the leases; The increased rental of $5 per acre for each lease; The increased royalty of 16\2/3\ percent or 4 percentages above the existing competitive royalty rate for each lease; and The $163 cost of publishing this Notice.
Notice of Public Meetings, McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E6-14292
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area (MCNCA) Advisory Council will hold two additional meetings, scheduled on September 21, 2006 and December 14, 2006. The meetings will begin at 4 p.m. and will be held at the Mesa County Administration Building; 544 Rood Avenue, Grand Junction, CO.
Meeting Notice for National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Advisory Board
Document Number: E6-14290
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Advisory Board will meet September 19, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (PDT) at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 22267 Highway 86, Baker City, OR 97914. 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.
Notice of Availability of the Ring of Fire Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E6-14209
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared the Ring of Fire Proposed Resource Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) for public lands and resources administered by the Bureau of Land Management's Anchorage Field Office.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; Colorado
Document Number: E6-14096
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management has examined and found suitable for classification for lease/conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.) 1.65 acres of public land in La Plata County, Colorado. The Upper Pine Fire Protection District proposes to use the land for a fire station along U.S. Highway 160, approximately six miles west of Bayfield, Colorado.
Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification in the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada
Document Number: E6-14095
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for lease or conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, 43.87 acres of public land in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada. Clark County School District proposes to use the land for development of a public high school.
Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; Oregon
Document Number: E6-14093
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for lease or conveyance to the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.) 9.4 acres of public land in Baker County, Oregon. The Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation proposes to use the land as part of the Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area.
Notice of Realty Action, Sale of Public Land
Document Number: E6-14092
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes a direct (non- competitive) sale of a parcel of public land, 0.52 acres located in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. The described public land has been examined and through the land use planning process has been determined to be suitable for disposal by direct sale pursuant to Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (90 Stat. 2750, 43 U.S.C. 1713), as amended, and 43 Code of Federal Regulations 2711.3- 3(a)(5), at no less than the appraised fair market value. The sale will resolve the inadvertent trespass by Terry H. Conley.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E6-14091
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-25
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 Azachorok Incorporated. The lands are in the vicinity of the Native village of Mountain Village, Alaska, and are located in: U.S. Survey No. 4055, Alaska.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act Classification and Conveyance; Vilas County, WI
Document Number: C6-6782
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of the Interior, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Commercial Oil Shale Leasing Program
Document Number: 06-7136
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-08-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requests comments and suggestions to assist in the writing of a proposed rule to establish a commercial leasing program for oil shale. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 directs the Secretary of the Interior to: (1) Complete a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for a commercial leasing program for oil shale and tar sands resources on public lands, with emphasis on the most geologically prospective lands within Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, and (2) Publish a final rule establishing such program, not later than 180 days after completion of the PEIS. On May 18, 2006, BLM published a final rule for the leasing of tar sands. As an aid in preparing the proposed rule to establish an oil shale commercial leasing system and regulate oil shale mining operations, we encourage members of the public to provide comments and suggestions on the following key components; royalty rate; fair market value for conversion of preference right acreage and for commercial leasing; diligence; royalty determination point; and small tract leasing. See Section III for a list of specific questions relating to these topics.
Notice of Public Meeting, Dakotas Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E6-14027
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-24
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), Dakotas Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Meeting, Front Range Resource Advisory Council (Colorado)
Document Number: E6-13978
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-23
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.
Notice of Public Meeting, Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory Council Meeting; Idaho
Document Number: E6-13959
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-23
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.
Notice of Invitation for Coal Exploration License Application, Colorado
Document Number: E6-13928
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to section 2(b) the Mineral Leasing Act of February 25, 1920, as amended by Section 4 of the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, 90 Stat. 1083, 30 U.S.C. 201(b), and to Title 43, Code of Federal Regulations, (CFR), Subpart 3410, all interested qualified parties, as provided in 43 CFR 3472.1 are hereby invited to participate with Ark Land Company on a pro rata cost sharing basis in a program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in the following described lands in Garfield County, Colorado.
Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; WY
Document Number: E6-13927
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for lease or conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act three parcels of public lands located near Cora, Pinedale and Marbleton, all located in Sublette County, Wyoming. Sublette County intends to use the lands for the existing snowmobile track, a public golf course, and to expand the County road maintenance facilities.
National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2006
Document Number: E6-13925
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
National Petroleum ReserveAlaska; Notice of Sale and Notice of Availability of the Detailed Statement of Sale for Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2006. The Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, will hold an oil and gas lease sale bid opening for the Northeast and Northwest Planning Areas of the National Petroleum ReserveAlaska. Tracts offered for competitive bid in the Northeast Planning Area cover land not previously offered for sale, as identified in the January 11, 2006, Record of Decision on the Amended Integrated Activity Plan/Environmental Impact Statement; land previously offered in Sale Numbers 991 (1999) and 2002, but for which no bid was received; and land from leases issued after the 2002 Sale that have been relinquished by lessees. All the tracts in the Northwest Planning Area cover land offered in the 2004 Sale but that did not receive any bid.
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E6-13830
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-22
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) Canyons of the Ancients National Monument (Monument) Advisory Committee (Committee), will meet as directed below.
Notice of Public Meeting: Northeast California Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E6-13817
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northeast California Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Invitation for Coal Exploration License Application, Wyoming
Document Number: E6-13633
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to section 2(b) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by section 4 of the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, 90 Stat. 1083, 30 U.S.C. 201(b), and to the regulations adopted as 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 3410, all interested qualified parties, as provided in 43 CFR 3472.1, are hereby invited to participate with Jacobs Ranch Coal Company on a pro rata cost sharing basis in a program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in the following-described lands in Campbell County, Wyoming:
Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale, North Dakota
Document Number: E6-13608
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that the United States Department of Interior (DOI), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Montana State Office, will offer coal reserves in the lands described below in Oliver County, North Dakota, hereinafter described as Federal coal lease application (LBA) NDM 95104 for competitive lease by sealed bid in accordance with the provisions for competitive lease sales in 43 CFR 22.2(a), and the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended and supplemented (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.).
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; NM
Document Number: 06-6972
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plats of survey described below are scheduled to be officially filed in the New Mexico State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Santa Fe, New Mexico, (30) thirty calendar days from the date of this publication.
Filing of Plat of Survey, Maine; Correction
Document Number: E6-13337
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management published a notice in the Federal Register concerning the filing of a plat of survey. The notice contained an incorrect filing time period.
Implementation of the Geothermal Sections of the Energy Policy Act of 2005; Public Meeting
Document Number: 06-6888
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-08-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
A public meeting is being held by the Bureau of Land Management and the Minerals Management Service to receive comments from the public and industry related to the two sets of draft rules that were written in response to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which mandated comprehensive changes to leasing and royalty policies to encourage geothermal energy use without imposing additional administrative burdens on industry or governmental agencies.
Information Collection Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 06-6899
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 06-6890
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-14
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 September 6, 2006, in St. George, Utah, at the Arizona Strip District Office located at 245 East Riverside Drive. It will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. The agenda items to be covered include: Review of the March 2 and June 8, 2006, Meeting Minutes; BLM State Director's Update on Statewide Issues; Presentations BLM's Vermilion Cliffs National MonumentCoyote Buttes North; and growing interest in uranium mining on the Arizona Strip; Updates on the Recreation Resource Advisory Committee, and Arizona Land Use Planning; RAC Questions on written reports from BLM Field Managers; Field Office Rangeland Resource Team Proposals; 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 September 6, 2006, for any interested publics who wish to address the Council.
Information Collection Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 06-6886
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Information Collection Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 06-6885
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice of Supplementary Rules for Public Land in South Dakota
Document Number: E6-12927
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) South Dakota Field Office is publishing supplementary rules for public lands in the Fort Meade Recreation Area in the state of South Dakota. The rules are needed in order to protect the area's natural resources and provide for public health and safety. The rules are based on existing regulations and address use, camping and occupancy, vehicles and off-road vehicles, conduct, firearms and permits. The supplementary rules promote consistency between BLM and other natural resource agencies including the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department.
Northern San Juan Basin Coal Bed Methane Development Project, CO
Document Number: E6-12610
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976 and other regulatory requirements, the Joint Lead Agencies announce the availability of the Northern San Juan Basin Coal Bed Methane Development Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for coal bed natural gas development in the northern portion of the San Juan Basin, in La Plata and Archuleta Counties, Colorado. The Joint Lead Agencies have prepared the FEIS to provide agency decision makers and the public with comprehensive environmental impact information on which to base coal bed natural gas project development decisions.
Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Development Project
Document Number: E6-12952
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Development Project FEIS. The FEIS analyzes the environmental consequences of a proposed natural gas development and production operations on the 270,080 acres Atlantic Rim project area. The area is located within the administrative jurisdiction of the BLM Rawlins Field Office, and runs in an arc between Rawlins and Baggs in Townships 12-20 North, Ranges 89-93 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Carbon County, Wyoming.
Conveyance of Mineral Interests in California
Document Number: E6-12933
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management has received an application has been filed for the conveyance of the Federally owned mineral interest in the tract of land described below in this notice. Publication of this notice temporarily segregates the mineral interests in the public lands covered by the application from appropriation under the mining and mineral leasing laws while the application is being processed.
Emergency Closure and Segregation of Federal Lands in Amador, Placer, Nevada and Tuolumne Counties, CA
Document Number: E6-12932
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that all BLM-administered public lands at the Pond, Poore, Gold Run, Poison Lake, Davis and Longfellow abandoned mine land (AML) sites located in Amador, Placer, Nevada and Tuolumne Counties, California are closed to all forms of entry by the public, including mineral entry under the 1872 Mining Law. This closure is necessary to protect the public from hazards associated with these sites and to enable the remediation of the sites pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). Sampling of water and sediment at these sites indicates substantial amounts of mercury and/or arsenic are present in sluice tunnel floor sediments and in mill tailings. Shafts and tunnel inlets/outlets are also present at these sites. These conditions represent significant health and physical safety hazards to the public. The closure and segregation of these lands from all forms of land and mineral entry is also needed to prevent the location of any new mining claims on these lands pending completion of necessary removal and remediation actions. This closure will remain in effect until the Folsom Field Manager determines it is no longer needed. This closure does not apply to authorized employees and contractors.
Arizona: Temporary Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction, Bureau of Land Management, Yuma Field Office
Document Number: E6-12931
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This notice is to inform the public that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to temporarily restrict all forms of motorized travel within 122.02 acres of public land. The public lands affected by this temporary restriction are located in lots 1, 18, and 19, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and Tract 38, section 6, Township 11 South, Range 22 East, San Bernardino Meridian, Imperial County, California. Employees of the BLM and any other local, state, and Federal wildlife management, law enforcement, and fire protection personnel, while operating within the scope of their official duties, are exempt from this restriction. Access by additional parties may be allowed, but must be approved in advance in writing by the BLM Yuma Field Manager. The BLM has issued this restriction by the authority provided in 43 Code of Federal Regulations 8341.2(a), 8364.1, and 9268.3, promulgated pursuant to the authority of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of October 21, 1976, as amended (90 Stat. 2763; 43 United States Code 1732). The BLM is implementing this restriction to minimize damage to soil, watershed, vegetation, and cultural resources of the public lands. Violations of this restriction are punishable by a fine not to exceed $100,000 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months as authorized by Title 18, United States Code, Sections 3571 and 3581.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act Classification and Conveyance; Vilas County, WI
Document Number: 06-6782
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act (R&PP), as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.), 63.67 acres in Vilas County, Wisconsin. The Vilas County Forestry, Recreation and Land Department has filed an application and plans proposing to use the land for recreational purposes.
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E6-12830
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-08
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 Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; California
Document Number: E6-12795
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for lease and subsequent conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act (R&PP), as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.), approximately 2.5 acres of public land in Inyo County, California. The Southern Inyo County Fire Protection District proposes to use the land for a fire station and related facilities to include a water well with storage tanks, a helipad, two shade structures, two storage buildings, and a septic system enclosed within a chain link fence, as specified in the County's development plan (henceforth, fire station).
Notice of Seasonal Closure of Public Lands
Document Number: E6-12640
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) subpart 8364, notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Hollister Field Office will seasonally restrict public access to certain BLM-administered public lands during the period of June 1, 2006 through October 15, 2006. This seasonal closure is needed to ensure visitor safety and protect public land users from potential health risks associated with naturally occurring asbestos found within the closure area. This seasonal closure affects public lands located within the 30,000-acre Serpentine Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) situated within the Clear Creek Management Area (CCMA). Public access within this area will only be allowed on county roads and the following route segments: R011 to Wright Mountain Gate, R016, T153 from the junction of R011 to San Carlos peak, and R02 to the junction of T107. Limited non-motorized use will be allowed adjacent to the routes identified above, or by written authorization from the Hollister Field Manager. Personnel of the BLM, California Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and law enforcement, fire, and emergency personnel are exempt from this closure only when performing official duties. Operators of communication facilities may perform maintenance activities; livestock operators may perform permitted activities, and private in-holders may access their private property, as approved.
Notice of Continuation of Temporary Closure of Castle Rocks State Park and Castle Rocks Inter-Agency Recreation Area Near Almo, ID
Document Number: E6-12636
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management announces the continuation of temporary closure of certain public lands in Cassia County. This closure prohibits bolting and placement of fixed anchors to rocks, and overnight camping. This is to allow further time for analysis of a fixed anchor management plan.
Request for Public Nomination of Qualified Properties for Potential Purchase by the Federal Government in the State of Colorado
Document Number: E6-12611
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-04
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 lands within the State of Colorado for possible acquisition by the Federal Government acting through 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.
Modification of Closure of Selected Public Lands in Pima County, AZ
Document Number: E6-12609
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order restricts all public use on a year-round basis on approximately 289 acres of public lands in the Saginaw Hill area administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Tucson Field Office, Arizona. Existing management designations established in the Phoenix Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement, dated September 1989, remain unchanged. This order modifies the restriction order published in the Federal Register, Vol. 70, No. 68, Monday, April 11, 2005, page 18420. This order is issued under the authority of 43 CFR 8364.1 and affects the following public lands:
Correction to Notice of Call for Nominations for the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board
Document Number: E6-12606
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Federal Register Notice has an incorrect date for nominations to be submitted to the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. The corrected notice extends the date to September 5, 2006. The nominations should be submitted to the National Wild Horse and Burro Program, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior, P.O. Box 12000, Reno, Nevada 89520-0006, Attn: Ramona DeLorme: fax (775) 861-6711.
Call for Nominations for Utah's Resource Advisory Council Vacancy
Document Number: E6-12559
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1730) directs the Secretary of the Interior to involve the public in planning and issues related to management of lands administered by Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Section 309 of FLPMA authorizes the Secretary to establish 10 to 15 member citizen-based advisory councils, whose operation shall be consistent with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). As required by FACA, Resource Advisory Council (RAC) membership must be balanced and representative of the various interests concerned with the management of the public lands. The BLM regulations governing RACs are found at 43 CFR part 1784. The BLM Utah State Office is hosting a call for nominations for a Transportation/Rights-of-Way position on the Utah RAC. Upon appointment, the individual selected to this position will fill the seat until September 20, 2008, the remainder of this position's term.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases MTM 93186 and MTM 93187
Document Number: E6-12557
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Per 30 U.S.C. 188(d), Coastal Petroleum Company timely filed petitions for reinstatement of oil and gas leases MTM 93186 and MTM 93187, Valley County, Montana. The lessee paid the required rentals accruing from the date of termination. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $5 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 each lease and $163 cost for publishing this Notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the leases per Sec. 31 (d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). We are proposing to reinstate the leases, effective the date of termination subject to: The original terms and conditions of the leases; The increased rental of $5 per acre for each lease; The increased royalty of 16 \2/3\ percent or 4 percentages above the existing competitive royalty rate for each lease; and The $163 cost of publishing this Notice.
Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Council to the Boise District, Bureau of Land Management, U. S. Department of the Interior
Document Number: E6-12550
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-03
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 Public Meetings, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council Meeting and Challis OHV Subgroup Meeting
Document Number: E6-12538
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-03
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.
Group 29, Maine; Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: E6-12097
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This is to give public notice of a survey plat filing for the State of Maine as requested by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NDM 94462
Document Number: 06-6663
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Per 30 U.S.C. 188(d), Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease. NDM 94462, Mountrail County, North Dakota. The lessee paid the required rental accruing from the date of termination. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rental and royalty 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 $163 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 for the lease; The increased royalty 16\2/3\ percent or 4 percentage above the existing competitive royalty rate for the lease; and The $163 cost of publishing this Notice.