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

Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Kanab, Moab, Price, Richfield, and Vernal Approved Resource Management Plans
Document Number: E8-26089
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The BLM announces the availability of the Approved Resource Management Plans (RMPs)/Records of Decision (RODs) for the Kanab, Moab, Price, Richfield, and Vernal Field Offices located in Utah. The Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management signed the RODs for the Kanab, Moab, Price, Richfield, and Vernal planning areas on October 31, 2008, which constitute the final decisions of the Department of the Interior and makes the Approved RMPs effective immediately.
Notice of Realty Action; Land Use Authorization for Public Lands in Fremont and Chaffee Counties, CO
Document Number: E8-26076
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Christo and Jeanne Claude Over the River Corporation (OTR Corp.) has submitted a written proposal for a land use authorization to construct and display a temporary work of art titled Over the River\TM\, pursuant to Section 302 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1732), using noncompetitive permit procedures as provided in regulations at 43 CFR 2920. Interested parties may submit comments to the BLM at the address stated below with respect to: (1) The decision of the BLM regarding the potential availability of the lands described herein, and (2) The decision of the BLM to entertain an application from OTR Corp. for a non-competitive land use permit.
Notice of Federal Competitive Coal Lease Sale Offer, Colorado
Document Number: E8-26014
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Colorado State Office, will offer certain coal resources describe below as Federal coal lease application (LBA) COC-72980 in Routt County, Colorado, for competitive sale by sealed bid, in accordance with the provisions for competitive lease sales in 43 CFR 3422.2(a), and the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.).
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: E8-26007
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
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 BLMEastern States, Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Notice of Availability of Draft John Day Basin Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Oregon
Document Number: E8-25926
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) for the John Day Basin planning area and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Update of Linear Right-of-Way Rent Schedule
Document Number: E8-25159
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is amending its right-of- way regulations to update the linear right-of-way rent schedule in 43 CFR parts 2800 and 2880. The rent schedule covers most linear rights- of-way granted under Title V of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), and Section 28 of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended (MLA). Those laws require the holder of a right-of-way grant to pay annually, in advance, the fair market value to occupy, use, or traverse public lands for facilities such as power lines, fiber optic lines, pipelines, roads, and ditches. Section 367 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (the Act) directs the Secretary of the Interior to update the per acre rent schedule found in 43 CFR 2806.20. The Act requires that the BLM revise the per acre rental fee zone value schedule by state, county, and type of linear right-of-way use to reflect current land values in each zone. The Act also requires the Secretary of Agriculture (Forest Service) to make the same revisions for rights-of-way on National Forest System (NFS) lands.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-26027
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
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 estate in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Kugkaktlik Limited. The lands are in the vicinity of Kipnuk, Alaska, and are located in:
Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; Utah
Document Number: E8-25782
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has determined that certain public lands located in Kane County, Utah, are suitable for classification for conveyance to the Western Kane County Special Services District under the authority of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, June 14, 1926, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869).
Recreation & Public Purposes Act Classification; Utah
Document Number: E8-25780
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has determined that public lands in Tooele County, Utah have been examined and found suitable for classification for conveyance to the City of Wendover, Utah under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869).
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-25656
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
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 Delta Petroleum Corporation and Kerr McGee Oil & Gas Onshore LP for competitive oil and gas lease WYW152696 for land in Fremont 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: E8-25653
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
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 Delta Petroleum Corporation for competitive oil and gas lease WYW157568 for land in Fremont 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.
Meeting Notice for the John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-25648
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council (JDSRAC) meeting is scheduled for December 2, 2008, in Pendleton, Oregon. The John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council meeting is scheduled for December 2, 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 John Day Resource Management Plan, Wallowa- Whitman Weed Management, Climate Change, Forest and BLM Resource Management Planning, Restoration of the Lower Snake River, 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) December 2, 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.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-25633
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
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 Delta Petroleum Corporation for competitive oil and gas lease WYW160085 for land in Natrona 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: E8-25494
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
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 Tanacross, Incorporated. The lands are in the vicinity of Tanacross, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-25493
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
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 NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. The lands are in the vicinity of Noatak and Selawik, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Alaska
Document Number: E8-24979
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Alaska.
Filing of Plats of Survey; Nevada
Document Number: E8-25224
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
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 Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment for the Proposed Sunrise Powerlink Project
Document Number: E8-25154
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-22
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), has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement (FEIR/EIS) and Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment for the Sunrise Powerlink Project proposed by San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E).
Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules for Motorized Dispersed Camping at the Sand Spring and Dry Lake Bed Sites Managed by the Kanab Field Office, Kane County, UT
Document Number: E8-25153
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing supplementary rules for motorized camping at two undeveloped sites within the Moquith Mountain Wilderness Study Area (WSA). The proposed supplementary rules would help protect public health, and maintain Wilderness Study Area values and public land recreation opportunities in the area.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-25132
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-22
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 Northway Natives, Incorporated. The lands are in the vicinity of Northway, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; New Mexico
Document Number: E8-25127
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plats of survey described below are scheduled to be officially filed in the New Mexico State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Santa Fe, New Mexico, (30) thirty calendar days from the date of this publication.
Extension of Call for Nominations for the Bureau of Land Management's California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-25018
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management's California Desert District announces an extension of call for nominations from the public for five members of its Desert District Advisory Council to serve the 2009-2011 three-year term. The five positions to be filled include:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-24982
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-21
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 Chinuruk Incorporated. The lands are in the vicinity of Umkumiute, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-24839
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
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 the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Kasigluk Inc. The lands are in the vicinity of Kasigluk, Alaska, and are located in:
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: E8-24837
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plats of survey of the following described lands were officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington State Office, Portland, Oregon, on June 18, 2008.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Staff Assessment and Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment for the Proposed SES Solar Two Project, Imperial County, CA
Document Number: E8-24685
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), together with the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission), (hereinafter jointly referred to as the Agencies) intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Staff Assessment (EIS/SA), and a Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment, for the Stirling Energy Systems (SES) Solar Two Project (Project), a Stirling engine systems solar dish project in Imperial County, California. SES is seeking approval to construct and operate an electrical generating facility with a nominal capacity of 750 megawatts (MW), using concentrated solar thermal power. The approximately 6,500 acres of land needed to develop the Project consists of approximately 6,140 acres of BLM administered public land and approximately 360 acres of privately owned land. SES has submitted an application to the BLM requesting a right-of- way (ROW) to construct the Project and related facilities. Pursuant to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan (1980, as amended), sites associated with power generation or transmission not identified in the CDCA Plan will be considered through the plan amendment process. Under Federal law, BLM is responsible for processing requests for rights-of-way to authorize such proposed projects and associated transmission lines and other appurtenant facilities on land it manages. BLM must comply with the requirements of NEPA to ensure that environmental impacts associated with construction, operation, and decommissioning will be identified, analyzed and considered in the application process. In the case of solar thermal power plant projects, this will be accomplished through coordination of the state and federal application processes, public participation, environmental analysis, and the preparation of Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in coordination with the Energy Commission and its Preliminary and Final Staff Assessments. Under California law, the Energy Commission is responsible for reviewing the applications for certification filed for thermal power plants over 50 MW, and also has the role of lead agency for the environmental review of such projects under the CEQA (Public Resources Code, section 25500 et seq.; and Public Resources Code, section 21000 et seq.) The Energy Commission conducts this review in accordance with the administrative adjudication provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Gov. Code, section 11400 et seq.) and its own regulations governing site certification proceedings (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 20, section 1701 et seq.), which have been deemed CEQA equivalent by the Secretary of Resources. SES Solar Two, LLC has submitted an Application for Certification (AFC) to the Energy Commission. The AFC facilitates analysis and review by staff prior to an Energy Commission decision.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Revision of the Resource Management Plans of the Western Oregon Bureau of Land Management Districts of Salem, Eugene, Roseburg, Coos Bay, and Medford, and the Klamath Falls Resource Area of the Lakeview District
Document Number: E8-24655
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared six Resource Management Plans with a single associated Final Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/ FEIS) for the Salem, Eugene, Roseburg, Coos Bay, and Medford Districts and the Klamath Falls Resource Area of the Lakeview District in western Oregon.
Notice of Availability and Notice of Hearing for the South Gillette Area Coal Draft Environmental Impact Statement That Includes Four Federal Coal Lease by Applications, Wyoming
Document Number: E8-24632
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
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 South Gillette Area Coal project that contains four Federal Coal Lease By Applications (LBAs), and by this Notice is announcing a public hearing requesting comments on the DEIS, Maximum Economic Recovery (MER), and Fair Market Value (FMV) pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 3425.4.
Notice of Intent To Prepare Resource Management Plans and Associated Environmental Impact Statement, Initiate Public Scoping, and Call for Coal and Other Resource Information
Document Number: E8-23536
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to prepare (1) a Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Cody Field Office and (2) a RMP for the Worland Field Office. These two actions will require a single Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). These two RMPs and the associated EIS will be called the Bighorn Basin Resource Management Plan Revision Project. The resulting RMPs will replace the Washakie and Grass Creek RMPs, in Worland, and the Cody RMP. The BLM is also soliciting resource information for coal and other resources for the planning area.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-24634
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-16
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 NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., Successor in Interest to Katyaak Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Kiana, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-24633
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-16
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 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 Kivalina and Noatak, Alaska, and are located in:
Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board; Meeting
Document Number: E8-24631
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-16
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.
Proposed Supplementary Rules for the Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area, Public Lands Administered by the Bureau of Land Management Gila District and Safford Field Office, Graham County, AZ
Document Number: E8-24580
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing new supplementary rules for the Hot Well Dunes (HWD) Recreation Area, public lands managed by the Gila District and Safford Field Office in Graham County, Arizona. The rules relate to the health and safety of public land users and protection of natural resources. These supplementary rules will be enforced by BLM law enforcement rangers within the HWD Recreation Area. Proposed rules address vehicle rider capacity, clinging to or being towed by a vehicle, safety flags, vehicle use, public nudity, firearms, pets, speed limit, camping, waste disposal, and length of stay. All current supplementary rules will be rescinded and replaced by these revised rules for the HWD Recreation Area.
Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act Classification; Doña Ana County, NM.
Document Number: E8-24543
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The BLM has examined and found suitable approximately 10 acres of public land in Do[ntilde]a Ana County, New Mexico for classification for lease or subsequent conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended (44 Stat. 741, as amended; 43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.) and section 212 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended. Do[ntilde]a Ana County proposes to use the land for the proposed Rodey Community Resource Center in Rodey, New Mexico.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed Coal-Fired Electric Power Generating Plant in Eastern White Pine County, NV
Document Number: E8-24508
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
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, a Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) has been prepared by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Ely Field Office for the White Pine Energy Station (WPES) and is now available. This document evaluates the environmental effects of constructing a coal-fired electric power generating plant (up to 1,600- megawatts) and associated features on public lands in White Pine County, Nevada.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-24389
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
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 Calista Corporation for lands located in the vicinity of Newtok and Chefornak, Alaska. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News.
Notice of Realty Action: Segregation of Public Land in Lander County, NV
Document Number: E8-24386
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Two parcels of public land of approximately 878.34 acres in Lander County, Nevada are being considered for sale under the provisions of Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), at no less than the appraised fair market value. This notice is to segregate the lands being considered for sale for a period of up to two years.
Notice of Realty Action: Classification and Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes of Public Lands in Lander County, NV
Document Number: E8-24385
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
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 and conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, approximately 80 acres of public land in Lander County, Nevada. Lander County proposes to use the land for a waste water treatment facility.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Initiate the Public Scoping Process
Document Number: E8-24374
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Grand Junction Field Office (GJFO), Colorado, is initiating a planning effort to prepare the Grand Junction RMP and associated EIS. The RMP will replace the existing 1987 Resource Management Plan.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; California
Document Number: E8-24350
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Secretary of the Interior proposes to withdraw 550 acres of public land from surface entry and mining for reclamation purposes on behalf of the Bureau of Reclamation. This notice segregates the lands for up to 2 years from surface entry and mining while various studies and analyses are made to support a final decision on the withdrawal application. The lands will remain open to mineral and geothermal leasing and mineral material sales.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases WAOR58372 and WAOR58373; Washington
Document Number: E8-24259
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-14
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 Delta Petroleum Corporation for competitive oil and gas leases WAOR58372 and WAOR58373, for lands in Franklin County, Washington. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the leases terminated under the law.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases WAOR61140 and WAOR61142; Washington
Document Number: E8-24258
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-14
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 Delta Petroleum Corporation for competitive oil and gas leases WAOR61140 and WAOR61142, for lands in Benton County, Washington. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the leases terminated under the law.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases WAOR58397, WAOR58398, WAOR58399, and WAOR58400; Washington
Document Number: E8-24255
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-14
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 Delta Petroleum Corporation for noncompetitive oil and gas leases WAOR58397, WAOR58398, WAOR58399, and WAOR58400, for lands in Franklin County, Washington. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the leases terminated under the law.
Correction to Notice of Realty Action-Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act Classification, New Mexico
Document Number: E8-24253
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In Federal Register [73 FR 50342] on Tuesday, August 26, 2008, make the following correction. Under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION heading, the legal description should read:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-24250
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-14
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 NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., Successor in Interest to Kivalina Sinuakmeut Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Kivalina, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-24133
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
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 lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to The Kuskokwim Corporation, Successor in Interest to Lower Kalskag Incorporated. The lands are in the vicinity of Lower Kalskag, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Availability of Draft Monument Management Plan Amendment and Draft Rangeland Health Environmental Impact Statement for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Planning Area in Kane and Garfield Counties, UT and Coconino County, AZ
Document Number: E8-23958
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
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 Draft Monument Management Plan Amendment and Draft Rangeland Health Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) (hereafter referred to as the `Draft Rangeland Health Amendment') and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Notice of Availability of the Additional Air Quality Impact Assessment To Support the Little Snake Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS), Moffat and Routt Counties, CO
Document Number: E8-23952
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
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 an Additional Air Quality Impact Assessment to Support the Draft Resource Management Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DRMP/DEIS) for the Little Snake Field Office and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Land Withdrawals; Removal of Regulations Covering Emergency Withdrawals
Document Number: E8-23823
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This proposed rule would remove regulations that provide for emergency withdrawals. These regulations are redundant, since public lands can be protected without substantial delay via conventional withdrawal procedures, without recourse to the regulations providing for emergency withdrawals. Moreover, constitutional issues may arise whenever a Congressional committee directs the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to withdraw lands immediately.
Proposed Continuation of Withdrawals; Utah
Document Number: E8-23969
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) proposes that 9 withdrawals for the Provo River Project be continued for 20 years. The lands are still needed for the purpose for which they were withdrawn. The lands would remain withdrawn as specified in the orders.