Land Management Bureau March 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Public Land Order No. 7697; Transfer of Public Land for the Crescent Junction Uranium Mill Tailings Repository; Utah
Document Number: E8-6598
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order permanently transfers 500 acres of public land to the Department of Energy in accordance with the terms of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 (42 U.S.C. 7916 (2000)), as amended.
Public Land Order No. 7698; Modification of Secretarial Orders Dated July 6, 1925 and April 1, 1941; Utah
Document Number: E8-6583
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order establishes a 20-year term for two Secretarial Orders which withdrew lands from surface entry and mining and reserved them on behalf of the Bureau of Reclamation for the Salt Lake Basin and Gooseberry Projects. The lands, which currently aggregate approximately 6,768 acres after a previous partial revocation, are still needed for the purpose for which they were withdrawn. The lands will remain withdrawn from surface entry and mining but not from mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral material sales.
Notice of Realty Action: Modified Competitive Sealed Bid Sale of Public Lands in Clark County, NV
Document Number: E8-6353
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer by modified competitive sealed bid sale three parcels of land totaling approximately 20 acres in the Las Vegas Valley at not less than the fair market value (FMV). The three parcels will be offered in two sales to be conducted pursuant to the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (SNPLMA), Public Law 105-263, 112 Stat. 2343, as amended. The SNPLMA sales 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, respectively, and BLM land sale and mineral conveyance regulations at 43 CFR 2710 and 2720.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-6348
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-28
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 Oscarville Native Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Oscarville, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases MTM 93982 and MTM 93983
Document Number: E8-6345
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Per 30 U.S.C. 188(d), SBG Forever, Inc. timely filed petitions for reinstatement of oil and gas leases MTM 93982 and MTM 93983, Petroleum 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; The increased royalty of 16\2/3\ percent or 4 percentages above the existing competitive royalty rate; and the $163 cost of publishing this Notice.
Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Approval Number 1004-0103
Document Number: E8-6293
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. The ICR is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2008. The BLM may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, the BLM may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB. On January 8, 2008, the BLM published a notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 1364) requesting comment on this information collection. The comment period closed on March 8, 2008. The BLM received no comments. You may obtain copies of the collection of information and related forms and explanatory material by contacting the BLM Information Collection Clearance Officer at the telephone number listed in the ADDRESSES section below.
Public Land Order No. 7395; Revocation of Public Land Order Nos. 494, 565, 983, and 1011, Utah; Correction
Document Number: E8-6289
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This action corrects an error in the land description published as FR Doc. 99-16616 in the Federal Register, 64 FR 35179, June 30, 1999, for a Department of Energy withdrawal revocation. On page 35179, column 2, line 33 from the bottom, which reads ``T. 36 S., R. 10 E., `` is hereby corrected to read ``T. 36 S., R. 19 E.''
Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases CACA 47607 and CACA 47608
Document Number: E8-6233
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of Public Law 97-451, Maverick Petroleum Inc., timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas leases CACA 47607 and CACA 47608 for lands in Kern County, California, and it was accompanied by all required rentals and royalties accruing from August 1, 2007, the date of termination.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Resource Management Plan Amendment for Portions of the Roan Plateau Planning Area Designated as Areas of Critical Environmental Concern Public Lands in Garfield County, CO
Document Number: E8-6105
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD), which documents the BLM's decision to designate and manage four (4) Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) within the Roan Plateau planning area. The Roan Plateau is located within Garfield and Rio Blanco Counties and within the jurisdiction of the Glenwood Springs Field Office in Colorado. The ROD announced today pertains only to approximately 21,034 acres of proposed ACEC and does not alter final decisions for the remaining approximately 52,568 acres within the Roan Plateau planning area, which were previously addressed in the Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment/Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRMPA/FEIS) and Record of Decision announced in the Federal Register, Volume 72, Number 111, on Monday, June 11, 2007.
Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Approval Number 1004-0041
Document Number: E8-6104
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. The ICR is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2008. The BLM may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, the BLM may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB. On May 8, 2007, the BLM published a notice in the Federal Register (72 FR 26149) requesting comment on this information collection. The comment period closed on July 9, 2007. The BLM received no comments. You may obtain copies of the collection of information and related forms and explanatory material by contacting the BLM Information Collection Clearance Officer at the telephone number listed in the ADDRESSES section below.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming
Document Number: E8-6035
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-25
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.
Public Land Order No. 7696; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6669; Montana
Document Number: E8-6013
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order extends the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 6669 for an additional 20-year period. This extension is necessary to continue protection of the United States Forest Service's Lincoln Gulch Historic Site in Lewis and Clark County, Montana which would otherwise expire on March 23, 2008.
Public Land Order No. 7695; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6674; Montana
Document Number: E8-6010
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order extends the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 6674 for an additional 20-year period. This extension is necessary to continue protection of the Bureau of Land Management's Blacktail Creek Paleontological Site in Fergus County, Montana, which would otherwise expire on April 26, 2008.
Public Land Order No. 7694; Revocation of Executive Order Dated April 7, 1868; Wisconsin
Document Number: E8-5997
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order revokes in its entirety the withdrawal established by an Executive Order as to 9.06 acres of public land withdrawn from surface entry and reserved for use by the United States Coast Guard for lighthouse purposes. The reservation is no longer needed by the United States Coast Guard.
Public Land Order No. 7693; Revocation of the Withdrawal Established by Executive Order Dated February 4, 1909; Minnesota
Document Number: E8-5995
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order revokes in its entirety the withdrawal established by an Executive Order as to 204.09 acres of public land withdrawn from surface entry and reserved for use by the United States Coast Guard for lighthouse purposes. No lighthouse was ever constructed and the United States Coast Guard has determined the reservation is no longer needed.
Public Land Order No. 7692; Partial Revocation of Public Land Order No. 5150, as Amended; Alaska
Document Number: E8-5988
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order partially revokes a Public Land Order as it affects approximately 82,608 acres of public lands withdrawn and reserved as a utility and transportation corridor within Alaska. This order also makes the lands available for selection and conveyance to the State of Alaska.
Notice of Public Meeting: Northeast California Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-5973
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-25
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.
Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0189
Document Number: E8-5771
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend an existing approval to collect information from entities desiring a right-of-way across public lands under 43 CFR parts 2800 and 2880. The BLM and several other agencies use Form 299, Application for Transportation and Utility System and Facility, to determine whether applicants qualify to hold right-of-way grants across public lands, and for several other purposes.
Notice of Emergency Motorized Vehicle Closure and Restrictions for Specified Routes During the 2008 Moab Jeep Safari; Moab Field Office, UT
Document Number: E8-5769
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This notice restricts motorized use on 10 popular public land vehicle routes used by the Moab Jeep Safari during the 2008 Moab Jeep Safari organized group event. The action is in effect for the 2008 Jeep Safari event which takes place during the nine day period from March 15 to March 23, 2008. The following two components of the action apply only to users of motorized vehicles. Exclusive Use: On seven of the routes (Behind the Rocks, Cliff Hanger, Gold Bar Rim, Golden Spike, Moab Rim, Poison Spider Mesa, and Pritchett Canyon), motorized users holding a Special Recreation Permit for such use from the Bureau of Land Management, including participants in the Moab Jeep Safari, are granted exclusive use of the route while a Jeep Safari trip is occurring. This action temporarily excludes non-permit holding motorized users from these routes. One Way Travel: On three of the routes (Hell's Revenge, Kane Creek Canyon and Steel Bender), the routes are open to general motorized travel by non-permitted users in one direction only for the entire nine day duration of the Moab Jeep Safari. The dates for the Moab Jeep Safari and the dates when the Jeep Safari plans use of a route are posted at the Moab Field Office and on the Moab Field Office's Internet site at the addresses provided below. They are also available upon request.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-5733
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-21
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 Koyuk Native Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Koyuk, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-5728
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-21
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 Chugach Alaska Corporation for lands located in the Prince William Sound, Alaska. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-5719
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-21
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 Sitnasuak Native Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Nome, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Ring of Fire Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS)
Document Number: E8-5646
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) management policies, the BLM announces the availability of the RMP/ROD for the Ring of Fire planning area, located in southeast and southcentral Alaska, Kodiak Island, and the Aleutian Islands.
Meeting Notice for the John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-5638
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council (JDSRAC) meeting is scheduled for April 4, 2008, in Pendleton, Oregon. The John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council meeting is scheduled for April 4, 2008. The meeting will take place at the Oxford Suites, 2400 SW Court, Pendleton, OR from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting may include such topics as Forest and Resource Management Planning, Salmon Recovery, Transportation Planning, and other matters as may reasonably come before the council. The meeting is open to the public. Public comment is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. (Pacific Time) April 4, 2008. For a copy of the information to be distributed to the Council members, please submit a written request to the Vale District Office 10 days prior to the meeting.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-5629
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-20
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 Nelson Lagoon Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Nelson Lagoon, Alaska, and are located in:
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-5623
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from CBM Gas Company, L.L.C. and Pioneer Oil and Gas for competitive oil and gas lease WYW137035 for land in Johnson County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-5622
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from CBM Gas Company, L.L.C. and Pioneer Oil and Gas for competitive oil and gas lease WYW133637 for land in Johnson County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area in Imperial County, CA
Document Number: E8-5368
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-18
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 National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), California Desert District, El Centro Field Office, will prepare the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP). The management plan will amend the CDCA plan. The management plan is needed to replace the existing management plan (1987) which has become outdated as a result of the federal listing of and designation of critical habitat for Peirson's milk-vetch as a threatened species, designation of the North Algodones Dunes as wilderness, and substantial changes in visitor use. A 2006 Federal court order remanded a previous 2003 ISDRA RAMP to BLM for further consideration. The 2006 court order also vacated and remanded the previous U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) critical habitat designation for the federally threatened Peirson's milk-vetch. On February 14, 2008, the FWS published a final rule revising critical habitat for the Peirson's milk-vetch.
Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Wyoming
Document Number: E8-4891
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that certain coal resources in the South Maysdorf Coal Tract described below in Campbell County, Wyoming, will be reoffered for competitive lease by sealed bid in accordance with the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.).
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Newmont Mining Corporation's Amendment to the Genesis-Bluestar Plan of Operations, Nevada
Document Number: E8-3578
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and 43 CFR 3809, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko District Office will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the environmental effects of a proposed amendment to Newmont Mining Corporation's Plan of Operations for Genesis-Bluestar, an open pit gold mine. The area of operations is located 20 miles north of Carlin, Nevada in Eureka County. The amendment proposes continued mining in an area that has been mined more or less continuously since the early 1990s.
Notice of Availability of the West Antelope II Federal Coal Lease by Application Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Hearing, Wyoming
Document Number: E8-5310
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-17
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 Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the West Antelope II Federal Coal Lease By Application (LBA) and by this Notice is announcing the opening of the comment period and a public hearing on the DEIS, Maximum Economic Recovery (MER), and Fair Market Value (FMV) associated with the proposed lease sale pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 3425.4. The DEIS analyzes the potential impacts for coal LBA WYW163340, referred to as the West Antelope II tract, in the decertified Powder River Federal Coal Production Region, Wyoming.
Notice of Correction to Notice of Availability of Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement, Idaho
Document Number: E8-5296
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
On February 29, 2008, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published in the Federal Register [73 FR 11139] the Notice of Availability (NOA) of Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA) Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), Idaho. This notice inadvertently gave the incorrect Internet address for viewing the Proposed RMP/FEIS on the Internet. The correct Internet address is: http://www.blm.gov/ id/st/en/fo/four_rivers/Planning/snake_river_birds.html.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-5140
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-14
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 lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Nunamiut Corporation, Inc. for the Native village of Anaktuvuk Pass. The lands are in the vicinity of Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-5139
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-14
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 lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Shishmaref Native Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Shishmaref, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-5138
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-14
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 lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Alaska Peninsula Corporation, Successor-in-Interest to Meshik Incorporated. The lands are in the vicinity of Port Heiden, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Availability of U.S. Gypsum Company Expansion/Modernization Project Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement, California
Document Number: E8-5035
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-14
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) and Imperial County have prepared a joint Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the U.S. Gypsum Company Expansion/Modernization Project in Imperial County, California.
Notice of Realty Action: Lease/Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes in Clark County, NV
Document Number: E8-5018
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act request for lease and subsequent conveyance of approximately 230.26 acres of public land in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada. Clark County proposes to use the land as six public parks.
Montana: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: E8-5007
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-13
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 Montana State Office, Billings, Montana, (30) days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Notice of Intent and Notice of Preparation To Prepare a Joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report and California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment, California
Document Number: E8-5004
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), together with the County of San Bernardino, California (County), intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) to assess the impacts of the Calnev Pipeline Expansion Project (Calnev Project). The Calnev Project runs adjacent to a portion of the existing Calnev system, from the North Colton terminal in the City of Colton, California to the Las Vegas Terminal in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Calnev Project is proposed by Calnev Pipe Line, LLC (Applicant). The Applicant has requested a new right-of-way (ROW) for pipeline reconstruction and new pipeline construction covering 233 miles. The EIS/EIR will analyze the site-specific and cumulative impacts to the environment from the construction, operation, and maintenance of the new pipeline. Actions under consideration by the BLM are the grant of the ROW and amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan. Actions under consideration by the County are amendment to a franchise agreement and a Conditional Use Permit. The BLM will be the lead agency for NEPA compliance and the County will be the lead agency for the purposes of CEQA compliance.
Notice of Meetings of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group
Document Number: E8-4717
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-10
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 business meetings. Group meetings are open to the public.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-4715
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-10
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 NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. The lands are in the vicinity of Shungnak, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice To Establish Special Recreation Permit Application, Renewal and Transfer Fees for Commercial, Competitive, or Organized Group Activities and Events; Colorado
Document Number: E8-4604
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Colorado State Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans to implement Special Recreation Permit (SRP) fees. The fees will establish standard statewide application, transfer, and renewal fees for SRPs. The fees apply to commercial, competitive, or organized group activities and events on BLM lands, and revenues will be used to help offset the cost of processing SRPs. Field offices will also be allowed to keep more revenues that would benefit on-the-ground work, including an increased law enforcement presence, hiring seasonal employees, and site improvements. Currently, there is no statewide SRP fee. This new fee will not affect cost recovery charges when the 50- hour cost recovery threshold is anticipated to be exceeded. The fees are:
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; New Mexico
Document Number: E8-4602
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has filed an application requesting the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw 20 acres of public land from the mining laws for a period of 20 years to protect a Border Patrol Forward Operating Base in Luna County, New Mexico, and to convey jurisdiction of the land to the DHS. This notice temporarily segregates the land for up to 2 years from location and entry under the mining laws while the 20-year withdrawal application is being processed.
Public Land Order No. 7691; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6665; Wyoming
Document Number: E8-4594
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order extends the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 6665 for an additional 20-year period. This extension is necessary to continue protection of the Bureau of Land Management's Britton Springs Administrative Site and Crooked Creek Natural Area in Big Horn County, Wyoming which would otherwise expire on March 6, 2008.
Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease CAS 019806B
Document Number: E8-4589
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of Public Law 97-451, Marvin Bultman and Kay L. Fike timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease CAS 019806B for lands in Kern County, California, and it was accompanied by all required rentals and royalties accruing from November 1, 2006, the date of termination.
Public Land Order No. 7690; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6664; Montana
Document Number: E8-4584
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order extends the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 6664 for an additional 20-year period. This extension is necessary to continue protection of the Bureau of Land Management Petroglyph Canyon and Weatherman Draw Archeological Sites in Carbon County, Montana.
Notice of Public Meeting: Joint Recreation Resource Advisory Council Subcommittee to the Boise and Twin Falls Districts, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Document Number: E8-4490
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
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 and Twin Falls District Recreation Resource Advisory Council (Rec-RAC) Subcommittee, will hold a meeting as indicated below.
Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sealed Bid Sale of Public Lands in Clark County, NV
Document Number: E8-4208
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer 15 parcels of public land of approximately 143.24 acres in the Las Vegas Valley by competitive sealed bid sale procedures at not less than the fair market value (FMV). The sale will be conducted pursuant to the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (SNPLMA), Public Law 105-263, 112 Stat. 2343, as amended. 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, respectively, and BLM land sale and mineral conveyance regulations at 43 CFR 2710 and 2720.
Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules on Public Lands Managed by the Lake Havasu Field Office, Arizona and California With Request for Comment
Document Number: E8-4120
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The BLM Lake Havasu Field Office is proposing supplementary rules to implement decisions of the Lake Havasu Field Office Resource Management Plan (2007), to protect valuable and fragile natural and cultural resources, and to provide for public safety and enjoyment.
Public Land Order No. 7687; Revocation of Coal Classification Order No. 89 Dated July 9, 1962; New Mexico
Document Number: E8-4117
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order revokes a Geological Survey Order in its entirety as it affects approximately 92,215 acres of public lands withdrawn from surface entry and reserved for coal classification purposes. The lands are no longer needed for the purpose for which they were withdrawn. This order opens the lands to surface entry subject to other segregations of record.