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

Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: E6-15995
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
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 May 15, 2006.
Notice of Availability of Bay Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Alaska
Document Number: E6-15923
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
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 a Draft Resource Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) for the Bay planning area for lands adjacent to Bristol Bay and Goodnews Bay, Alaska and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Right-of-Way Applications Filed by Private Fuel Storage, L.L.C., for 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, UT
Document Number: E6-15734
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has signed a Record of Decision (ROD) concerning two right-of-way applications filed by Private Fuel Storage (PFS), L.L.C, 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).'' Spent nuclear fuel (SNF), the focus of the EIS, is the primary by- product from a nuclear reactor. As proposed, the fuel would be transported from an existing Union Pacific railroad site to the Reservation of the Skull Valley Band in Tooele County, Utah. The applications seek right-of-way grants under Title V of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), 43 U.S.C. 1761, to transport SNF across public lands managed by the BLM. The 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. This EIS is available online at http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/sr1714/v1 /. Additional comments were received by the BLM following its publication on February 7, 2006, of a Federal Register notice at 71 FR 6286 requesting comments on the two right-of-way applications then pending before the agency. The BLM ROD is based on review of the draft EIS; the FEIS; comments received from the public, other Federal agencies, and State and local governments; and discussion of all the alternatives with the cooperating agencies. The BLM decision is to choose the No Action alternative from the EIS. The effect of this decision is to reject applications U 76985 and U 76986 for right-of-way grants filed by PFS, L.L.C.
Public Land Order No. 7671; Extension of Public Land Orders No. 6629 and No. 6670; Idaho
Document Number: E6-15827
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order extends Public Land Orders No. 6629 and No. 6670 for additional 20-year terms. Extension of these orders is necessary to continue the protection of the Lower Salmon River in Idaho, Lewis, and Nez Perce Counties. Effective Date: September 27, 2006.
Topock Project Area Emergency Road Closure
Document Number: E6-15818
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to Title 43 Code of Federal Regulations, subpart 8364.1, the Bureau of Land Management, Lake Havasu Field Office, will close portions of roads on public lands to motorized and mechanized vehicle use. The purpose of the emergency closure is to protect soils, vegetation and cultural resources that have been adversely impacted, or are at risk of being adversely impacted, by off-highway vehicle (OHV) use. In addition, this closure is needed to alleviate congestion in the project area during Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) remediation of hexavalent chromium in the groundwater at the Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Topock Compressor Station in Needles, California. Copies of this Emergency Closure Notice and map are available at the BLM Lake Havasu Field Office, 2610 Sweetwater Avenue, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406, phone (928) 505-1200.
Notice To Extend Public Comment Period for Reopened Public Scoping Process for the Proposed Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project
Document Number: E6-15725
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Public comment period is being extended on the Proposed Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project. The comment period is being extended due to extensive public comment and a high level of public interest.
Notice of Invitation for Coal Exploration License Application, Wyoming
Document Number: E6-15717
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-26
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 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 Campbell County, Wyoming:
Alaska Native Veteran Allotments
Document Number: C6-7661
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Reclamation, Land Management Bureau
Commercial Oil Shale Leasing Program
Document Number: 06-8198
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is reopening and extending by 30 days, the public comment period for the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) published in the Federal Register on August 25, 2006 (71 FR 50378). The ANPR requested comments and suggestions to assist in the writing of a proposed rule to establish a commercial leasing program for oil shale. In order to provide the public with additional time to prepare and submit comments, the BLM is extending the comment period 30 days from the original comment period closing date of September 25, 2006. The comment period is extended to October 25, 2006.
Notice of Invitation for Coal Exploration License Application, Wyoming
Document Number: E6-15218
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-25
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 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 Campbell County, Wyoming:
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Implementation of Recreation Resource Advisory Committee Provisions of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (Public Law 108-447, Div. J, Title VIII)
Document Number: 06-8105
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) implementation of the Recreation Resource Advisory Committee provisions of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Pursuant to the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and a signed Interagency Agreement between the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture, the BLM will utilize existing BLM Resource Advisory Councils to make recommendations on BLM and Forest Service recreation fee issues in the following States: Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah. Both the BLM and the FS will use new Recreation RACs, chartered by the FS, for the Pacific Northwest Region (Oregon and Washington), the Pacific Southwest Region (California), the State of Colorado, and for the Eastern and Southern Regions (these represent most States east of the Rockies). Any of the existing BLM Resource Advisory Councils or the new FS- chartered RRACs may also establish Subcommittees for recreation fee- related matters.
Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 06-7982
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The purpose of this notice is to announce an upcoming meeting of the Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area Advisory Committee Meeting. The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide informed advice to the Safford Field Manager on management of public lands in the Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area in southeastern Arizona. The meeting will be held at the Bureau of Land Management Safford Field Office on October 18, 2006, commencing at 8 a.m. and ending at approximately 4 p.m. The meeting will serve as an orientation for the newly appointed representatives to the seven-member committee, and will include a field trip to the Gila Box. The entire meeting is open to the public, but those wishing to accompany the Committee on the field trip must provide their own transportation. The public can speak before the Committee at 9 a.m.
Notice of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group Meeting
Document Number: 06-7976
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
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.
Notice of Availability of Lake Havasu Field Office Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 06-7834
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In compliance with the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) planning regulations, Title 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1610.2(f)(3) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Regulations, Title 40 CFR 1502.9(a), the BLM hereby gives notice that the LHFO PRMP/FEIS is available for public review and comment. The planning area encompasses more than 1.3 million acres of BLM- administered lands.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NDM 94458
Document Number: 06-7833
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Land Management Bureau
Per 30 U.S.C. 188(d), Baldwin Exploration Corp. timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease NDM 94458, Mountrail County, North Dakota, together with a request for a rental and royalty reduction allowed under 43 CFR 3108.2-3(f). The lessee paid the required rental at the rate provided in the original lease terms. No leases were issued that affect these lands. 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.
Notice of Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Travel Restriction for Factory Butte Area, UT
Document Number: 06-7973
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that effective immediately, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Richfield Field Office, is restricting OHV travel to designated routes on 142,023 acres of public lands near Caineville, Utah, known as the Factory Butte area. This restriction does not apply to State or private lands located in the area. Within the Factory Butte area 2,602 acres currently designated as open will remain open and 3,843 acres currently designated as closed will remain closed to OHV travel. The restriction to designated routes affects the remaining 142,023 acres of the area located in portions of T. 27 S., R. 6-10 E.; T. 28 S., R. 7-10 E.; T. 29 S., R. 7 & 8 E.; and T. 30 S., R. 7 & 8 E., Salt Lake Meridian. The purpose of the restriction is to protect threatened and endangered species that have been adversely impacted or are at risk of being adversely impacted by OHV use. This restriction will remain in effect until the conditions giving rise to the restriction have been sufficiently addressed or the Richfield Field Office Resource Management Plan that is currently being prepared is signed by the authorized officer and becomes final.
Notice of Supplementary Rules Requiring Human Waste Carry-Out for White Wash Sand Dunes Area, Moab Field Office, UT
Document Number: 06-7929
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
These interim final supplementary rules, applicable to specified public lands administered by BLM's Moab Field Office, require the possession, set up for usage, and use of portable toilets for individuals and groups camping on public lands administered by the Moab Field Office in the White Wash Sand Dunes area of Grand County Utah. This action is necessary to protect public health and maintain public land recreation opportunities in the area.
Notice of Invitation for Coal Exploration License Application, Wyoming
Document Number: E6-15544
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-19
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 Ark Land Company on a pro rata cost sharing basis in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in the following-described lands in Campbell County, WY:
Public Land Order No. 7670; Revocation of Secretarial Orders Dated August 17, 1907 and August 27, 1908; New Mexico
Document Number: E6-15414
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order revokes two Secretarial Orders in their entirety, which withdrew 240 acres of National Forest System land for use as an administrative site known as Station No. 34 or Baca Administrative Site.
Request for Public Nomination of Qualified Properties for Potential Purchase by the Federal Government in the State of Wyoming
Document Number: E6-15411
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-18
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 Wyoming 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.
Request for Public Nomination of Qualified Properties for Potential Purchase by the Federal Government in the State of Idaho
Document Number: E6-15410
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-18
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 Idaho 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. 7669; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6631; Washington
Document Number: E6-15409
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order extends Public Land Order No. 6631 for an additional 20-year period. This extension is necessary to continue protection of the Bureau of Land Management's Split Rock Recreation Area.
Notice of Availability of Draft Sierra Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, California
Document Number: E6-15306
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-15
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 a Draft Resource Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) for the Sierra planning area, managed by the Folsom Field Office. This notice announces the opening of the comment period.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming
Document Number: E6-15245
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming, on the dates indicated.
Request for Public Nomination of Qualified Properties for Potential Purchase by the Federal Government in the State of New Mexico
Document Number: E6-15244
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-14
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 New Mexico 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 resource values.
Notice of Public Meetings, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council OHV Subgroup Meeting
Document Number: E6-15234
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-14
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.
Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of Public Land; Nye County, NV
Document Number: E6-15219
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
A single 39.73 acre parcel of Federal public land located in northwest Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, has been examined and found suitable for sale utilizing competitive sale procedures. The authority for the sale is Sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1701, 1713 and 1719).
Alaska Native Veteran Allotments
Document Number: 06-7661
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is amending its regulations governing Alaska Native veteran allotments. The existing regulations allowed certain Alaska Native veterans another opportunity to apply for a Native allotment under the repealed Native Allotment Act of 1906. This final rule will remove the requirement that veteran applicants must have posted the land by marking all corners on the ground with their name and address prior to filing an application with BLM. This change to the regulations will make the processing of Alaska Native veteran allotments more like that of allotments adjudicated under the 1906 act.
Meeting of the California Desert Advisory Council
Document Number: 06-7652
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-14
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, October 13, 2006 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and meet in formal session on Saturday, October 14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Canyon Conference Center at the Spa Resort Casino located at 100 North Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California. The Council and interested members of the public will depart for the field tour at 7:30 a.m. from the main lobby of the Spa Resort Casino. The public is welcome to participate in the tour but should plan on providing their own transportation, lunch, and beverage. Agenda topics for the formal session on Saturday will include updates by Council members and reports from the BLM District Manager and five field office managers. Additional agenda topics are being developed. Once finalized, the field tour and meeting agendas will be published in a news release prior to the meeting and posted on the BLM California state Web site at http://www.blm.gov/ca/news/rac.html.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E6-15108
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-13
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 owned by the United States for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to White Mountain Native Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of White Mountain, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E6-15107
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-13
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, Ltd., Successor in Interest to Gold Creek Limited. The lands are in the vicinity of Takotna, Alaska, and are located in:
Information Collection Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 06-7609
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-13
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: 06-7608
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice of Public Meeting: Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, and Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E6-15063
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-12
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 (FACA), the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Council meeting will be held as indicated below.
Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of Public Lands in Clark County, NV; Termination of Recreation and Public Purposes Classification and Segregation; Withdrawal of the Formerly Classified Lands by the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act
Document Number: E6-15019
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer for sale, by public auction, 81 parcels of Federal public land aggregating approximately 2,577.60 acres, more or less, in the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada. The sale will be under the authority of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998, 112 Stat. 2343, as amended by Title IV of the Clark County Conservation of Public Land and Natural Resources Act of 2002, 116 Stat. 1994, (SNPLMA). The SNPLMA sale will be subject to the applicable provisions of Sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), 43 U.S.C. 1713 and 1719, and BLM land sale and mineral conveyance regulations at 43 CFR parts 2710 and 2720. Maps, the approved appraisal reports, the draft environmental assessment (EA) and other supporting documentation are available for review at the BLM, Las Vegas Field Office (LVFO), Las Vegas, Nevada. Information is also available online at http:// www.nv.blm.gov.
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Roan Plateau Resource Management Plan Amendment/Final Environmental Impact Statement, Colorado
Document Number: E6-14695
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-07
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 a Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment/Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRMPA/FEIS) for the Roan Plateau planning area.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Arizona
Document Number: E6-14672
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Secretary of the Interior proposes to withdraw on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approximately 299.70 acres of public land for a period of 20 years to protect the Kingman Regional Wild Horse and Burro Facility in Mohave County, Arizona. This notice segregates the land for up to 2 years from location and entry under the United States mining laws.
Notice of Intent (NOI) To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Provide Notice of Public Meetings, Hiawatha Regional Energy Development Project, Sweetwater County, WY, and Moffat County, CO, and Notice of the Potential for an Amendment to the Green River Resource Management Plan
Document Number: E6-14670
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the BLM announces its intentions to prepare an EIS and to solicit public comments regarding issues and resource information for the proposed Hiawatha Regional Energy Project, a natural gas development project consisting of conventional natural gas well development in established, producing fields.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan for the Malta Field Office and Associated Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E6-14669
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Malta Field Office intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan with an associated Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/ EIS). The planning area is located in Blaine, Choteau, Glacier, Hill, Liberty, Phillips, Toole, and Valley Counties, Montana. The public scoping process will identify planning issues and develop planning criteria, including evaluation of the existing RMPs in the context of the needs and interests of the public. This notice initiates the public scoping process.
Notice to the Public of Temporary Public Lands Closures and Prohibitions of Certain Activities on Public Lands Administered by the Bureau of Land Management, Winnemucca Field Office, NE
Document Number: E6-14668
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that certain lands located in northwestern Nevada partly within the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area will be temporarily closed or restricted and certain activities will be temporarily prohibited in and around the Burning Man event site administered by the BLM Winnemucca Field Office in Pershing County, Nevada. The specified closures, restrictions and prohibitions are made in the interest of public safety at and around the public lands location of an event known as the Burning Man Festival. This event is authorized on public lands under a special recreation permit and is expected to attract approximately 37,000 participants this year. In summary, these lands will be closed or restricted with regard to the following: August 11, 2006 through September 18, 2006 inclusive: Discharge of firearms, possession of weapons, waste water disposal, camping, and circumstances and procedures for eviction of persons from public lands. August 25, 2006 through September 4, 2006 inclusive: Aircraft landing, possession of fireworks, possession of alcohol by minors, vehicle use, and all public uses.
Notice of Invitation for Coal Exploration License Application Wyoming; Correction
Document Number: 06-7430
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management published in the Federal Register of August 18, 2006, (71 FR 47826) a notice inviting all interested parties to participate with Jacobs Ranch Coal Company on a pro rata cost sharing basis in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America. Inadvertently, the following lands included in the exploration license application were omitted from the notice.
Notice of Relocation/Change of Address/Office Closure; Montana
Document Number: E6-14666
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Cotterel Wind Power Project and Cassia Resource Management Plan Amendment/Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E6-14647
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Bureau of Land Management announces the availability of the ROD for the Cassia Resource Management Plan Amendment/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Cotterel Wind Power Project, located in south central Idaho. The decision contained in the ROD is two-fold. It approves both the amendment to the Cassia Resource Management Plan and the issuance of a right-of-way grant pursuant to Title V of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Minnesota
Document Number: E6-14560
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6630 for an additional 20-year period. PLO No. 6630 withdrew 49.26 acres of public lands comprised of 61 islands and one waterfront lot in St. Louis County, Minnesota from surface entry and transferred jurisdiction from the BLM to the National Park Service to be administered as part of the National Park System. This notice also gives an opportunity to comment on the proposed action and to request a public meeting.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Wyoming
Document Number: E6-14553
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management has received a petition/ application from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to withdraw approximately 427 acres of public land from surface entry and mining to protect and manage migratory bird and other wildlife values. Day-to-day management functions as to the land would be transferred from the Bureau of Land Management to the Fish and Wildlife Service for inclusion in the Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. This notice segregates the land from the public land disposal laws, including mining, for up to two years while various studies and analyses are made to support a final decision on the withdrawal application. The land will remain open to mineral leasing.
Notice of Availability of the Cottonwood, ID, Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E6-14542
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-01
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 a Draft Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) for the Cottonwood Field Office and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Grazing Administration-Exclusive of Alaska
Document Number: 06-7397
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This document corrects editorial and typographical errors in a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 12, 2006, regarding the administration of livestock grazing on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Notice of Temporary Closure of the Manning Canyon Area
Document Number: 06-7371
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that the Notice of Temporary Closure for the Manning Canyon area, first published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2002 page 66000, volume 67, number 209, is hereby extended until rehabilitation, and range, habitat, and watershed restoration are successful. The area described is hereby closed to all motorized vehicle and mechanized vehicle use to protect the rehabilitation efforts of the Manning Canyon hazardous mine tailings remediation project. The opening date for the West Manning Canyon and Lewiston roads will be determined by mutual agreement with Utah County. The public lands affected by this closure are all public lands within the following described area which is approximately 2,971 acres in size:
Notice of Public Meeting, North Slope Science Initiative, Science Technical Group
Document Number: 06-7370
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-01
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, North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) Science Technical Group (STG) will meet as indicated below.