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

Notice of Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E8-17330
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-29
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 Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Beaver Creek Coal Bed Natural Gas Development Project, Wyoming
Document Number: E8-17327
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lander Field Office intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed coal bed natural gas (CBNG) development approximately 9 miles southeast of Riverton, Wyoming. The proposed development project is known as the Beaver Creek Coal Bed Natural Gas Development Project (Project), located in Fremont County, Wyoming.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-17317
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-29
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 of oil and gas lease COC70365 from Hunt Petroleum (AEC), Inc., for lands in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Provide Opportunity To Comment on Changes to the Eastern San Diego County Proposed Resource Management Plan
Document Number: E8-17208
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The BLM is soliciting comments, electronic or written, on significant changes and clarifications (collectively ``changes'') to the Proposed Plan as set forth in the PRMP for wind energy and VRM. The environmental consequences of the proposed changes and clarification have been analyzed as part of the RMP/EIS process. After considering public comments on these changes, BLM will issue a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Eastern San Diego County Resource Management Plan.
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: E8-17207
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-28
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 calender days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-17206
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-28
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 Bering Straits Native Corporation for lands located in the vicinity of Saint Michael, Alaska. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Nome Nugget.
Notice of Realty Action: Lease/Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes of Public Lands in Clark County, NV
Document Number: E8-16997
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-24
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 5 acres of public land in the City of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada. The City of Las Vegas proposes to use the land for a public park.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Northeast National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) Supplemental Integrated Activity Plan (IAP)
Document Number: E8-16978
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The BLM announces the availability of the ROD for the Northeast NPR-A planning area, located within the NPR-A in northern Alaska.
Notice of Public Meeting, New Mexico Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E8-16941
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-24
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, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Public Land Order No. 7714; Modification of Public Land Order No. 3982; Colorado
Document Number: E8-16819
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order modifies Public Land Order No. 3982, which withdrew public land for protection of recreation values and road relocation purposes, to allow for disposal of a 0.76 acre parcel. This order opens the land to sale only.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-16723
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-24
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 of oil and gas lease COC66597 from the following companies: (1) Cleary Petroleum Corp., (2) GSE LTD, (3) Peacock Comm. Properties, LTD, and (4) Joe R. Peacock, Sr., for lands in Montrose County, Colorado. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-16882
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-23
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 Kotlik Yupik Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Kotlik, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E8-16881
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-16879
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-23
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 Nunapiglluraq Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Hamilton, Alaska, and are located in:
Oil Shale Management-General
Document Number: E8-16275
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing regulations to set out the policies and procedures for the implementation of a commercial leasing program for the management of federally-owned oil shale and any associated minerals located on Federal lands. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EP Act) directs the Secretary of the Interior to: Make public lands available for conducting oil shale research and development activities; complete a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for a commercial leasing program for both oil shale and tar sands resources on the BLM administered lands in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming; and issue regulations establishing a commercial oil shale leasing program. These proposed regulations would incorporate specific provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (MLA) and the EP Act relating to: Maximum oil shale lease size; maximum acreage limitations; rental; and lease diligence. These proposed regulations would also address the diligent development requirements of the EP Act by establishing work requirements and milestones to ensure diligent development of leases. The proposed rule would also provide for other standard components of a BLM mineral leasing program, including lease administration and operations.
Notice of Temporary Closures and Prohibitions of Certain Activities on Public Lands in Pershing County, NV
Document Number: E8-16373
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
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 Bureau of Land Management Winnemucca Field Office. These closures are authorized under the provisions of 43 CFR 8364.1. 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 Special Recreation Permit NV- 025-06-01 and is expected to attract approximately 50,000 participants.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-16347
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-17
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 Kijik Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Nondalton, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Intent To Amend the Kingman Resource Area, Resource Management Plan and Associated Environmental Assessment
Document Number: E8-16082
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kingman Field Office, Kingman, Arizona, intends to amend the Kingman Resource Management Plan (RMP) with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) and by this notice is announcing the start of the public scoping period. The Kingman RMP, approved March 1995, requires amendment in order to designate a Transportation Corridor in response to an Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) proposal to realign State Route 95 (SR-95).
Notice of Realty Action: Application for Conveyance of Federal Mineral Interests, Maricopa County, AZ
Document Number: E8-16081
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The surface owner of the lands described in this notice, aggregating approximately 160 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.
Extension of Scoping Period for the Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed China Mountain Wind Project
Document Number: E8-15999
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Jarbidge Field Office, Twin Falls District, Idaho, is extending the scoping period for the Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed China Mountain Wind Project, located in the Jarbidge Foothills, southwest of Rogerson, Idaho, and west of Jackpot, Nevada. The EIS will be prepared in accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1701), as amended; the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321), as amended; and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508). This notice extends the public scoping process to identify relevant issues associated with the proposed project.
Filing of Plats of Survey; Nevada
Document Number: E8-15912
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public and interested State and local government officials of the filing of Plats of Survey in Nevada.
Notice of Availability of the Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Sunrise Powerlink Project
Document Number: E8-15943
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-11
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), together with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA, Pub. Res. Code Sec. 21000 et seq.), has prepared a Recirculated Draft EIR/Supplemental Draft EIS (RDEIR/SDEIS) to augment the analysis for the Sunrise Powerlink Project proposed by San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E).
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-15782
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-11
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 Bering Straits Native Corporation for lands located in the vicinity of Council and Shaktoolik, Alaska. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Nome Nugget.
Notice of Public Meeting, BLM-Alaska Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-15772
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-11
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.
Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council: Meeting
Document Number: E8-15761
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: E8-15692
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
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.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-15623
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
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 Yates Petroleum Corporation, ABO Petroleum Corporation, MYCO Industries, Inc., and Yates Drilling Company for Competitive oil and gas lease WYW157574 for land in Sweetwater 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: E8-15423
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
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 Prima Exploration, Inc., Gunlikson Petroleum, Inc., and Niwot Resources, LLC for competitive oil and gas lease WYW143963 for land in Converse 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.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-15412
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
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 subsurface estate 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 Umnak Island, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification of Public Lands in Carbon County, WY
Document Number: E8-15366
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
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 140 acres of public land in Carbon County, Wyoming. The City of Rawlins proposes to continue the use of the land as the Rawlins landfill.
Final Supplementary Rules on Public Land in Humboldt, Pershing and Washoe Counties, NV
Document Number: E8-15172
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Winnemucca Field Office, Nevada, and Surprise Field Office, California, are issuing new supplementary rules for the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA), associated designated wilderness, and other contiguous lands as identified in the 2004 Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Record of Decision. These supplementary rules are needed to protect the area's natural and cultural resources and provide for public health and safety on public lands. These supplementary rules do not propose or implement any land use limitation or restrictions other than those limitations or restrictions included within the decisions in the RMP or allowed for by existing law or regulation.
Corrected Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification of Public Lands in Sweetwater County, WY
Document Number: E8-15373
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This notice corrects the legal description of the Notice of Realty Action published on May 23, 2002, which classified land under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act in Sweetwater County for a county jail facility.
Coal Lease Exploration License, WY
Document Number: E8-14853
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-07
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 Kiewit Mining Properties Inc. 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 land in Campbell County, WY:
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan Amendment and Associated Environmental Assessment for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Prineville District Deschutes Resource Area, and a Proposed Classification of Lands as Suitable for Disposal
Document Number: E8-15112
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This document provides notice that the BLM intends to prepare an amendment to the Upper Deschutes Resource Management Plan for the Prineville District, Deschutes Resource Area and an associated Environmental Assessment (EA). The proposed amendment would reclassify some lands designated for BLM retention and management (Z-1) in the existing Resource Management Plan (RMP) as suitable for disposal (Z-3). The BLM is also providing notice of the proposed classification of these same lands under Section 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act as suitable for disposal. These classifications are required to allow consideration of transfer of these lands to the State of Oregon (``the State'') under the State Indemnity Selection process. When Oregon was admitted into the Union in 1859, the Federal government granted sections 16 and 36 within every township to the State for support of public schools. However, if the Federal government had already disposed of these specific sections or reserved them for some other purpose, the State is allowed to select other public lands ``in-lieu'' of the unavailable sections. To date the State has received approximately 3,000 of the 5,202 acres owed. The State of Oregon Department of State Lands has selected parcels with potential to produce income for the Common School Fund through subsequent development of the lands. The planning area is located in Deschutes County, Oregon and is described as follows:
Amended Notice of Invitation for Coal Exploration License Application, Colorado Coal Resources, LLC; COC-73016; Colorado
Document Number: E8-14981
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of February 25, 1920, as amended, and to Title 43, Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart 3410, members of the public are hereby invited to participate with Colorado Coal Resources, LLC, in a program for the exploration of unleased coal deposits owned by the United States of America containing approximately 3,980.0 acres in Routt County, Colorado.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease; Nevada
Document Number: E8-14977
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease NVN-74775 for lands in Eureka County, Nevada, was timely filed and was accompanied by all the required rentals accruing from August 1, 2006, the date of termination. No valid lease has been issued affecting the lands. The lessee, Newmont Mining Corporation has agreed to new lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10 per acre or fraction thereof and 16\2/3\ percent, respectively. Newmont Mining Corporation has paid the required $500 administrative fee and has reimbursed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the cost of this Federal Register notice. Newmont Mining Corporation has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the BLM is proposing to reinstate the lease effective August 1, 2006, subject to the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-14851
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-01
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 St. George Tanaq Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Unalaska Island, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-14713
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-01
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 adjusting the entitlement granted to the Native village of Chickaloon by Section 12(a) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Chickaloon Moose Creek Native Association, Inc. The adjustment is made pursuant to Sec. 12(a)(3) of the Act of January 2, 1976, and Section 4(a) of the Act of October 4, 1976. The adjusted entitlement is as follows: