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

Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming
Document Number: E6-20087
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is scheduled to file the plat of survey of the lands described below thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Notice of Availability of the Pit 14 Coal Lease-By-Application Final Environmental Impact Statement, Wyoming
Document Number: E6-20045
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Pit 14 Coal Lease By Application (LBA) FEIS. The tract is being considered for sale as a result of coal lease application received from Black Butte Coal Company (BBCC) operating the adjacent mine in southwestern Wyoming.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and To Initiate Scoping for a Federal Coal Lease Application Filed by Alton Coal Development LLC, Utah
Document Number: E6-20044
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to Section 102 (2) (C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Kanab Field Office announces its intent to prepare an EIS and is soliciting public comments regarding issues and resource information on the potential impacts of a proposal to primarily surface mine Federal coal in the vicinity of Alton, Utah as requested by Alton coal Development LLC (Alton LLC) in LBA case number UTU 081895 and in conformance with the provisions of 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 3425.1.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona
Document Number: E6-19993
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plats of survey, supplemental and amended protraction diagram described below are scheduled to be officially filed in the Arizona State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Phoenix, Arizona, December 27, 2006.
Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Council to the Boise District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
Document Number: E6-19843
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
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) Boise District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will hold a special meeting as indicated below.
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan (PRMP) for Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), New Mexico
Document Number: E6-19771
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
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, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Proposed Resource Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRMP/FEIS) for the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.
Proposed Information Collection-Alternative Futures for the Upper Las Vegas Wash
Document Number: 06-9323
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is partnering with Utah State University to undertake a scientific study focused on the Upper Las Vegas Wash, which is managed by the BLM and located near the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. The BLM wants a better understanding of the interaction of the adjacent communities with the natural environment in this area. There are important linkages between social conditions in the greater Las Vegas metropolitan area and ecological conditions of the surrounding landscape. Ecological disturbance stemming from human use of the Upper Las Vegas Wash is complex and involves important relationships between the demographic characteristics of residents living in proximity to the area, and the nature of attachments and use patterns that can connect residents to the area. An understanding of the socio-economic characteristics of residents in conjunction with their spatial proximity to the wash will aid in our understanding of the ecological disturbance impacts, and will assist the BLM in implementing protective actions in the future. Modeling the complex linkages between ecological disturbances and the social, economic, and demographic characteristics of local populations requires analysis of both existing and newly-collected data. Thus, a critical component in this study is a social survey of residents who live adjacent to the Upper Las Vegas Wash. In order to obtain the required information from appropriate residents, a sampling design that will capture variation in spatial proximity to the wash is needed. For the purposes of consistency, continuity, and accuracy across multiple components of this research, the same linear transects established to determine the spatial attributes of disturbance fronts will be used to define the residential areas from which we will draw representative samples of local residents.
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: E6-19567
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States, Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E6-19550
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
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 NIMA Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Dall Lake and on Nunivak Island, Alaska, and are located in:
Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting Locations and Times
Document Number: E6-19549
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
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), two meetings of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), Nevada, will be held as indicated below. Topics for discussion at the meetings will include, but are not limited to: manager's reports of field office activities; RAC subcommittee reports; Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act-Round 7 Nominations; Pine Nut Mountain RMP Amendment/DEIS; Winnemucca RMP/DEIS; Alpine County RMP Amendment; Sand Mountain Conservation Strategy; Coer-Rochester Mine Plan/DEIS; Aqua Trac Water Export Project; Echo Canyon Cement Plant Plan; renewable energy projects review; grazing allotment review; and additional topics the council may raise during the meetings. Dates & Times: The RAC will meet on Wednesday-Thursday, February 7- 8, 2007, at the BLM-Carson City Field Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, Nevada; and on Wednesday-Thursday, July 11-12, 2007, at the BLM-Winnemucca Field Office, 5100 East Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, Nevada. All meetings are open to the public. A general public comment period, where the public may submit oral or written comments to the RAC, will be held on the first day of each two-day meeting at 4 p.m. (February 7 & July 11). Final agendas, with any additions/corrections to agenda topics, the starting and ending times of each meeting, and details of any planned field trips, will be determined/posted at least two weeks before each two-day meeting on the BLM-Nevada State Office Web site at http:// www.nv.blm.gov/rac; hard copies of the agendas can also be mailed or sent via FAX. Individuals who need special assistance such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, or those who wish a hard copy of the agenda, should contact Mark Struble, Carson City Field Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, NV 89701, telephone (775) 885-6107, no later than two weeks before each two-day meeting.
Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; Utah
Document Number: E6-19507
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
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 City of Washington under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act (R&PP), as amended, 15 acres of public land located in Washington County, Utah. The City of Washington proposes to the use the land for a wareyard to accomodate office and storage space for City departments.
Public Sales
Document Number: E6-19502
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) amends its procedural regulations pertaining to the time allowed for the segregation of public lands proposed for sale. Under existing regulations, the BLM may segregate these lands from the operation of the public land and mineral laws for a period up to 270 days following publication of a Notice of Realty Action in the Federal Register. The Department of the Interior has imposed this time constraint under its discretion and not as a requirement of law. The current segregation period compresses the time necessary to address comments or protests the BLM receives after publication of a Notice of Realty Action. In order to address comments or protests in the normal course of business, as to future proposed sales, this final rule allows the BLM to segregate lands initially for a period of up to two years with the option to extend, if necessary, the initial period of segregation up to two additional years on a case- by-case basis. The BLM also is amending its segregation regulation at 43 CFR 2091.2-1 so that it will be consistent with the changes made in the BLM's public sale regulations.
Notice Public Meetings: Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E6-19375
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-16
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) Nevada Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below. Topics for discussion at each meeting will include, but are not limited to: January 18, 2007 (Battle Mountain, Nevada) Fire Grazing Closures, Vegetation Management, Off-Highway Vehicle Trails; March 15, 2007 (Ely, Nevada)Grazing Permit Renewals, Mining/ Energy Permitting Process, Fire Pre-Suppression Management; May 10 & 11, 2007 (Elko, Nevada)Range Tour, NEPA/CEQ Training, Minerals activities update; and July 26 & 27, 2007 (Eureka, Nevada)Tour of Bald Mountain Mine, Rights-of-Way Public Involvement, and Range update. Managers' reports of field office activities will be given at each meeting. The council may raise other topics at any of the three planned meetings. Dates & Times: The RAC will meet three or four times in Fiscal Year 2007: On January 18, 2007 at the BLM Battle Mountain Field Office, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, Nevada; on March 15 at the BLM Ely Field Office at 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, Nevada; on May 10 & 11, 2007 at the BLM Elko Field Office, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, Nevada; and on July 26 & 27, 2007 at the Eureka Opera House, 31 South Main, Eureka, Nevada. All meetings are open to the public. Each meeting will last from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include a general public comment period, where the public may submit oral or written comments to the RAC. Each public comment period will begin at approximately 1 p.m. unless otherwise listed in each specific, final meeting agenda. Final detailed agendas, with any additions/corrections to agenda topics, locations, field trips and meeting times, will be sent to local and regional media sources at least 14 days before each meeting, and hard copies can also be mailed or sent via FAX. Individuals who need special assistance such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, or who wish a hard copy of each agenda, should contact Mike Brown, Elko Field Office, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, Nevada 89801, telephone (775) 753-0386 no later than 10 days prior to each meeting.
John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: E6-19366
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-16
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 Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, BLM John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council, will meet on November 27, 2006, at the Oxford Suites, 2400 SW. Court Place in Pendleton, OR 97801. The meeting time will be from approximately 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A public comment will begin at 1 pm and end at 1:15 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time). The meeting may include such topics as off-highway vehicles, noxious weeds, planning, Sage-grouse, and other matters as may reasonably come before the council. Meeting Procedures: The meeting is open to the public. The public may present written comments to the John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council. Depending on the number of persons wishing to provide oral comments and agenda topics to be covered, the time to do so may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance such as sign language interpretation, tour transportation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM representative indicated below. For a copy of the information to be distributed to the Council members, please submit a written request to the Prineville BLM District Office 10 days prior to the meeting.
Notice of Realty Action; Non-Competitive Sale of Public Land, Idaho
Document Number: E6-19236
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
A 20.69 acre parcel of public land in Owyhee County, Idaho is being considered for direct (non-competitive) sale to Robert G. Bonnell, Allen H. Bonnell, and A. Lorraine Bjork under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976, at no less than the appraised fair market value.
Application for Conveyance of Federal Mineral Interests, Yavapai County, Arizona
Document Number: E6-19215
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The surface owner of the lands described in this notice, aggregating approximately 640.00 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 Proposed Withdrawal and Transfer of Jurisdiction and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Wyoming
Document Number: E6-19210
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The United States Department of Energy has filed an application requesting the Secretary of the Interior segregate from the mining laws approximately 1,091 acres of public land associated with a proposed withdrawal and transfer of jurisdiction. The proposed withdrawal and transfer of jurisdiction will ultimately involve approximately 577 acres of public land in Fremont County, Wyoming. The remaining 514 acres will be opened to mining upon completion of a land survey to determine the boundary prior to the withdrawal and transfer of jurisdiction. The proposed withdrawal will protect public health and safety from land contaminated by previous mining and milling operations. This notice segregates the land for up to 2 years from location and entry under the United States mining laws and precludes encumbrances from activities, including location of mining claims, that would cause unnecessary cost and delay during reclamation activities prior to transfer.
State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 06-9197
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
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 December 7, 2006, in Phoenix, Arizona, at the Phoenix District Office located at 21605 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85027. It will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. The morning agenda items to be covered include: Review of the September 6, 2006, Meeting Minutes; Bureau of Land Management (BLM) State Director's Update on Statewide Issues; Presentation on Benefits- Based Recreation; RAC Questions on written reports from BLM Field Managers; Field Office Rangeland Resource Team Proposals; 2007 RAC Annual Work Plan; and Reports by the Standards and Guidelines, Recreation, Off-Highway Vehicle Use, Land Use Planning and Tenure, and Wild Horse and Burro Working Groups. A public comment period will be provided at 11:30 a.m. on December 7, 2006, for any interested publics who wish to address the Council on BLM programs and business. Under the Federal Recreation Enhancement Act, the BLM Arizona RAC has been designated the Recreation Resource Advisory Council (RRAC), and has the authority to review all BLM and Forest Service recreation fee proposals in Arizona. The afternoon meeting agenda on December 7, will be devoted to presenting the Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) Working Group Report, discussing and voting on the RRAC Protocol and Quarterly Review Schedule for Fee Proposals; and reviewing three fee proposals in Arizona: (1) Timber Camp Campground (Tonto National Forest)26 miles north of Globe, this newly-revamped recreation area includes three group sites and one day use only site. The fee proposal will consider an increase from $40 to $60 for group site reservations; $6 per vehicle per night for individual family camping; and no charge for day use only site by individuals. (2) Groom Creek School/Cabin (Prescott National Forest)20-minute drive from Prescott, this historic school house and picnic area is available for day use rental to public groups through the Forest Service Arizona Cabin Rental program. The proposed fee for the facility is $150 per day (excluding a $9 reservation fee). (3) Sycamore Cabin (Prescott National Forest)Less than 20-minute drive from Phoenix, Flagstaff and Prescott, this historic Prescott National Forest Ranger house is currently available for nightly rental. The fee proposal will consider an increase from $100 to $125 per night (excluding $9 reservation fee). An additional $25 per night will be charged if an RV is brought to the site. Following the Forest Service proposals, the RRAC will open the meeting to public comments on the fee proposals. After the comment period, the RRAC will recess into Executive Session to evaluate the proposals. After completing their RRAC business, the BLM RAC will reconvene to provide their recommendations on the fee proposals and discuss future RAC meetings and locations.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E6-19150
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-14
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 the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Ahtna, Incorporated, successor in interest to Cantwell Yedatene-Na Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Cantwell, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E6-19149
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-14
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 the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Bering Straits Native Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Wales and White Mountain, Alaska. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Nome Nugget.
Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board; Meeting
Document Number: E6-19099
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-13
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.
Notice of Public Meetings, Southwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council Meetings
Document Number: E6-19091
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-13
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) Southwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Meeting Notice for the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E6-19019
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council (SEORAC) will hold a meeting Thursday, November 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Burns District Office, 28910 Hwy 20 West in Hines. Agenda items for the 1-day meeting include updates on the Grazing Administration Rule and associated litigation, the Off-Highway Vehicle/ Transportation Strategy for Oregon and Washington public lands, the Wind Energy and Energy Corridors Environmental Impact Statements, the Wild Horse Program, and the Malheur National Forest Plan. Council members will also hear a presentation on southeast Oregon's wild horses and their importance to area heritage, give liaison and sub-group reports, elect officers for the upcoming year, develop agenda items for the February meeting, and establish dates and locations for the 2007 schedule. Any 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 period at 1 p.m. Those who verbally address the SEORAC during the public comment period 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 RAC members, please send it to Tara Wilson at the Burns District Office, 28910 Hwy 20 West, Hines, Oregon 97738, prior to the start of the meeting. If you send information or general correspondence to anyone at the Burns District Office and would like a copy given to the RAC, please write ``COPY TO RAC'' on the envelope and enclosed document(s). The SEORAC consists of 15 members chartered and appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. Their diverse perspectives are represented in commodity, conservation, and general interests. They provide advice to BLM and Forest Service resource managers regarding management plans and proposed resource actions on public land in southeast Oregon.
Notice of Public Meeting, Alaska Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E6-18836
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-08
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) Alaska Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E6-18764
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-07
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 Toghotthele Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Nenana, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Public Meeting, Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory Council Meeting; Idaho
Document Number: E6-18577
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-03
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) Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
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, Nevada
Document Number: E6-18500
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that certain lands located in northwestern Nevada are temporarily closed or restricted and certain activities are temporarily prohibited in and around an area near the city of Winnemucca known as Water Canyon and administered by the BLM Winnemucca Field Office in Humboldt County, Nevada.
Closure of Public Lands in Harney County, OR
Document Number: E6-18499
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to 43 CFR 8364.1, this closure order is hereby given that public lands, described herein and managed by the BLM, located in Harney County, Oregon, are permanently closed to public use for the purpose of discharging firearms. This action is being taken to provide for public safety by establishing a no hunting zone around the community of Frenchglen, Oregon.
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: E6-18464
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States, Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.