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

Call for a Nomination for Front Range Colorado Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-11745
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The purpose of this notice is to request a public nomination for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Front Range Resource Advisory Council (RAC) specifically in ``group 3,'' for the Elected Official Position. The RAC provides advice and recommendations to BLM on land use planning and management of the public lands along the Front Range of Colorado. The BLM will consider public nominations for 30 days after the publication date of this notice.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Whiskey South II Vegetation Management Project, Cottonwood Field Office, Idaho County, ID
Document Number: E8-11722
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management Cottonwood Field Office will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) consistent with the regulations pertaining to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and address key components of the National Fire Plan. Under the provisions of Section 102(2)(c) of the NEPA, the BLM announces its intentions to prepare an EIS and solicit public comments regarding issues and resource information for this project. The purpose of the Whiskey South II project is to reduce existing and potential fuel loads to reduce the potential of high-intensity large-scale wildfire, improve the safety and effectiveness of firefighters in fire suppression activities, contribute to the economic and social well being of residents and visitors within proximity to the project area, maintain and improve water quality and fish habitat, and improve wildlife habitat and forage opportunities.
West Fry Wind Energy LLC, California Desert District, Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and To Amend the California Desert Conservation Area Plan
Document Number: E8-11602
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Barstow Field Office, Barstow, California, will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the development and operation of a wind energy farm on public lands in the West Fry Mountains northeast of Lucerne Valley, California to meet the requirements of NEPA. The project and associated ancillary facilities will require one or more BLM right-of-way authorizations. Pursuant to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan, new power generation projects must be evaluated through the planning process. By this notice the BLM is announcing a 45-day period for public scoping of alternatives, issues, the scope of the direct, indirect, and cumulative analysis for this proposal and associated planning criteria. In addition, BLM is requesting the views of other agencies as to the scope and content of the environmental information that is germane to the statutory responsibilities or areas of expertise for your agencies in connection with the proposed project and the analysis of its impacts.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-11586
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-23
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 The Aleut Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Sand Point, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Lincoln County Land Act Groundwater Development and Utility Right-of-Way Project
Document Number: E8-11480
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-23
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.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to analyze a proposed grant of rights-of-way for groundwater development and utility facilities in Lincoln County, Nevada, and by this notice invites public comments.
Notice of Availability for the Northeast National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Supplemental Final Integrated Activity Plan/Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E8-11478
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Alaska State Office, is issuing the Northeast National Petroleum ReserveAlaska (NPR-A) Supplemental Final Integrated Activity Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (IAP/EIS).
Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Lands in Nye County, NV
Document Number: E8-11504
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer by non- competitive sale one parcel of land in Nye County, Nevada totaling approximately 292.46 acres. This land has been examined and found suitable for disposal utilizing direct sale procedures. The authority for the sale is under 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.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-11456
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-22
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 Lee Washburn for Noncompetitive oil and gas lease WYW173743 for land in Weston County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Motor Vehicle Travel Closure and Restrictions on Public Lands in Beaver County, UT
Document Number: E8-11431
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the authority of 43 CFR 8364.1, notice is hereby given that a travel closure and restriction for the use and operation of motorized vehicles, including Off-Highway Vehicles, is in effect on public lands administered by the Cedar City Field Office, Bureau of Land Management.
Call for Nominations for the Pinedale Anticline Working Group
Document Number: E8-11423
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
On June 26, 2006, the Secretary of the Interior renewed the Charter for the PAWG and Task Groups. Representatives of (1) Sublette County, (2) the Town of Pinedale, (3) the oil and gas operators, (4) the environmental community, (5) the livestock operators, and (6) the adjacent landowner are being solicited. Individuals or groups interested in becoming a member of the PAWG should submit the specified information within 30 days of this Notice. Nomination forms may be found at http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Pinedale/pawg.html.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-11341
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-21
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 the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Emmonak Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Emmonak, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Public Meeting, Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-11340
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), and the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR 1501.7, 43 CFR 1610.2), the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Committee will meet as indicated below:
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NDM 95197
Document Number: E8-11220
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Per 30 U.S.C. 188(d), LoneTree Energy & Associates, LLC timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease NDM 95197, Divide County, North Dakota. The lessee paid the required rental accruing from the date of termination. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $10 per acre and 16\2/3\ percent or 4 percentages above the existing competitive royalty rate. The lessee paid the $500 administration fee for the reinstatement of the lease and $163 cost for publishing this Notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Sec. 31 (d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). We are proposing to reinstate the lease, effective the date of termination subject to: The original terms and conditions of the lease; The increased rental of $10 per acre; 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.
Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board; Meeting
Document Number: E8-11143
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-19
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 Meeting, Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, Idaho
Document Number: E8-11120
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004 (FLREA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Twin Falls District and Elko District Resource Advisory Councils (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Public Land Order No. 7678; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6650; Wyoming
Document Number: C7-3135
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Information Notice of Planning Criteria for the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Leasing of Geothermal Resources
Document Number: E8-11059
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
On June 13, 2007, the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (FS), published in the Federal Register [72FR32679] a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a joint Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) to analyze the leasing of BLM- and FS- administered lands with potential for geothermal resources in 11 western states and Alaska. The Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) requires the BLM to develop land use plans, also known as Resource Management Plans (RMPs), to guide the BLM's management of the public lands. The BLM's land use planning regulations, which implement FLPMA, require the BLM to publish, and provide for public review of, the proposed planning criteria that will guide the BLM's land use planning process. The purpose of this Information Notice is to identify the RMPs that the BLM may amend and set out the proposed planning criteria that would guide the BLM's planning amendment process. Please note that while the preparation of the PEIS is a joint project with the FS, this Notice applies only to public lands that the BLM manages and does not apply in any way to lands that the FS administers. The FS manages lands that are under its jurisdiction under a separate statutory and regulatory framework.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-10990
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-16
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 Far West Incorporated. The lands are in the vicinity of Chignik, Alaska, and are located in:
State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E8-10899
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-15
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, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet on June 19, 2008, in Phoenix, Arizona, at the BLM National Training Center located at 9828 North 31st Avenue in Phoenix from 8 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. Morning agenda items include: Review of the March 6, 2008, meeting minutes for RAC and Recreation Resource Advisory Council (RRAC) business; BLM State Director's update on statewide issues; RAC member orientation on BLM Programs and Federal Advisory Committee Act; presentations on BLM Solar Projects; and the proposed Goodyear Road; RAC questions on BLM Field Managers Rangeland Resource Team proposals; and reports by RAC working groups. A public comment period will be provided at 11:30 a.m. on June 19, 2008, for any interested publics who wish to address the Council on BLM programs and business. Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the RAC has been designated the RRAC, and has the authority to review all BLM and Forest Service (FS) recreation fee proposals in Arizona. The afternoon meeting agenda on June 19 will include review and discussion of the Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) Working Group Report, REA Work Group meeting schedule and future BLM/FS recreation fee proposals.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-10851
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-15
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 Hungwitchin Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Eagle, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases NDM 87494 and NDM 87496
Document Number: E8-10850
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Per 30 U.S.C. 188(d), Continental Resources, Inc. timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas leases NDM 87494 and NDM 87496, McKenzie County, North Dakota. 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 $10 per acre and 16\2/3\ percent or 4 percentages above the existing competitive royalty rate. The lessee paid the $500 administration fee for the reinstatement of 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 $10 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.
Montana State Office; Notice of Intent To Prepare Two Resource Management Plans and Associated Environmental Impact Statement for the Billings Field Office and Pompeys Pillar National Monument, Located in South Central Montana
Document Number: E8-10849
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Billings Field Office intends to prepare two Resource Management Plans (RMPs) with a single Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for lands and resources managed by the Billings Field Office and for Pompeys Pillar National Monument (PPNM). Through this notice, public scoping is also being announced. The RMPs will replace the existing Billings Resource Area RMP, dated September 1984, as amended.
Notice of Temporary Route Closure, Sonoran Desert National Monument, AZ
Document Number: E8-10814
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to temporarily close 88 miles of un-maintained, dirt- surfaced vehicle routes in the Sonoran Desert National Monument (SDNM), and one mile on the adjacent public lands managed by the Lower Sonoran Field Office to all travel by motor vehicles. A map of this closure area, documentation of categorical exclusion of this action from further review under provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the administrative decision can be viewed online at http://www.blm.gov/az/sonoran/sondes_main.htm.
Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification of Public Lands in Fremont County, WY
Document Number: E8-10234
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, approximately 73.42 acres of public land in Fremont County, Wyoming. The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources (WDSPCR), proposes to use the land as part of the South Pass City State Historic Site.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-10224
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-08
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 the Native villages of Ambler, Kobuk, and Shungnak, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Realty Action; Re-Issuance; Noncompetitive Lease of Public Land; Grand County, Utah
Document Number: E8-10051
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This notice announces the re-issuance of the Notice of Realty Action published in the Federal Register on March 14, 2006 and cancelled by notice published on July 21, 2006.
Notice of Public Meeting; Central Montana Resource Advisory
Document Number: E8-9789
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-05
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), the Central Montana Resource Advisory Councils will meet as indicated below. This is a change from the meeting dates previously published in the Federal Register/Vol.73, No. 75/Thursday, April 17, 2008/Notices on page 20933.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Nebraska
Document Number: E8-9784
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is scheduled to file the plats 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.
Temporary Closure of Public Lands During Competitive Special Recreation Permitted Events on Public Lands Managed by the Carson City Field Office, Nevada
Document Number: E8-9674
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will effect temporary closure of certain public lands in Lyon, Storey, Churchill, Carson, Douglas, Mineral, Washoe, and Nye counties at various dates and locations to provide for public and participant safety and to protect adjacent natural and cultural resources during the conduct of permitted special recreation events.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Special Status Species Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment
Document Number: E8-9605
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) management policies, the BLM announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Special Status Species Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) for portions of the Carlsbad and Roswell Field Offices. The New Mexico State Director will sign the ROD, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved RMP effective immediately.
Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Modified Competitive Sale of Public Land, Conejos County and Competitive Sale of Public Land, Rio Grande County, CO
Document Number: E8-9554
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides notice that it will offer one parcel of public land located in Conejos County, Colorado, and one parcel of public land located in Rio Grande County, Colorado, for sale at not less than their respective appraised fair market values. The Conejos County parcel has no legal public access and will be sold by modified competitive sale procedures with bidding limited to adjoining landowners. The Rio Grande County parcel does not have legal public access. However, a successful bidder may be able to obtain private access because of the Parcel's proximity to a county road. This parcel will be sold under competitive sale procedures and is open to any person or entity qualified to bid.
Notice of Closure of BLM Public Lands Within the Clear Creek Management Area
Document Number: E8-9681
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), subpart 8364.1, an Order has been issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Hollister Field Office, closing to all forms of entry and public use certain BLM-administered public lands. This closure is necessary to protect public land users from human health risks associated with exposure to airborne asbestos in the CCMA based upon a final report issued by the Environmental Protection Agency that concludes that public use activities could expose an individual to excess lifetime cancer risks. The order will remain in effect while the BLM completes a Resource Management Plan for the CCMA to determine if and how visitor use can occur without associated excess health risks. This closure affects approximately 31,000 acres of public lands located within the Bureau of Land Management's Clear Creek Management Area (CCMA).
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Eagle Lake Resource Management Plan
Document Number: E8-9521
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-01
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 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) policies, the BLM announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Eagle Lake Field Office. The California State Director has signed the ROD, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved RMP effective immediately.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Alturas Resource Management Plan
Document Number: E8-9520
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-01
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 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) policies, the BLM announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Alturas Field Office. The California State Director has signed the ROD, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved RMP effective immediately.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Surprise Resource Management Plan
Document Number: E8-9513
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-01
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 Management Act (FLPMA), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), policies, the BLM announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Surprise Field Office. The California State Director has signed the ROD, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved RMP effective immediately.
Coal Exploration License, WY
Document Number: E8-9195
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-01
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 CFR 3410, all interested parties are hereby invited to participate with Black Butte 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 in the following-described lands in Sweetwater County, WY: