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Land Withdrawals; Amendment of Regulations Regarding Emergency Withdrawals
Document Number: E8-28742
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This final rule amends the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) emergency withdrawal regulation to remove language that directs the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to immediately make an emergency withdrawal upon notification by one of two congressional committees. Constitutional questions have arisen when this regulation and corresponding provisions in Section 204(e) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) have been used by a congressional committee to direct Secretarial action. A district court, however, found it unnecessary to rule on the constitutionality of the committee-directed provision in Section 204(e) of FLPMA because the Secretary had bound himself through regulations regarding special action on emergency withdrawal. This final rule removes from regulations only the provision that has been the subject of past constitutional questions.
Notice of Availability of the Socorro Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E8-28707
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
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 the Socorro Proposed Resource Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRMP/FEIS) for the Socorro Field Office in New Mexico.
Mining Claims Under the General Mining Laws
Document Number: E8-28741
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is issuing this interim final rule to amend the BLM's regulations for Mining Claims under the General Mining Laws. The rule responds to a Federal district court decision that required the BLM to evaluate whether the regulations comply with Congress's policy goal for the United States to receive fair market value for the use of the public lands and their resources. The interim final rule makes it clear that, other than processing fees, location fees, and maintenance fees provided for in 43 CFR parts 3800 and 3830, the BLM does not require any other fees for surface use of the public lands for mining purposes.
Notice of Public Meeting, Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, Idaho
Document Number: E8-28621
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-02
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 Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, Louisiana
Document Number: E8-28550
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of Public Law 97-451, the Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease LAES 51206 from Rhumba Operating, LLC for lands in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana. 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: E8-28548
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-02
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 Nunapitchuk Limited. The lands are in the vicinity of Nunapitchuk, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the New Comstock Wind Energy Project, Nevada
Document Number: E8-28198
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District Office intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Great Basin Wind New Comstock Wind Energy Project proposal in Carson City, Lyon, Storey, and Washoe counties. This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process and solicits input on the identification of issues.
Revision of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0189
Document Number: E8-28101
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
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 extend a currently approved collection to collect the information listed below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). We use the information we collect to issue rights-of-way grants to use a specific piece of the public lands for certain projects, such as roads, pipelines, transmission lines, and communication sites. The BLM is seeking approval of the information collection on behalf of itself and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Public Land Order No. 7717; Partial Revocation of Secretarial Order Dated October 26, 1906; Colorado
Document Number: E8-28009
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order partially revokes a withdrawal insofar as it affects 160 acres of National Forest System land withdrawn from all forms of appropriation under the public lands laws, including the mining laws and reserved for use by the Forest Service as the Coon Creek Ranger Station within the Grand Mesa National Forest. This order also opens the land to sale under the authority of Public Law 107-63.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-27902
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
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 COC68148 from the following companies: (1) Delta Petroleum Corp., (2) Gasconade Oil Co., (3) Helm Energy, LLC, and (4) Riggs Oil and Gas Corp., for lands in San Miguel 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.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-27900
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
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 COC68149 from the following companies: (1) Delta Petroleum Corp., (2) Gasconade Oil Co., (3) Helm Energy, LLC, and (4) Riggs Oil and Gas Corp., for lands in San Miguel 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.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-27899
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
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 COC68150 from the following companies: (1) Delta Petroleum Corp., (2) Gasconade Oil Co., (3) Helm Energy, LLC, and (4) Riggs Oil and Gas Corp., for lands in San Miguel 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.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-27898
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
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 COC68089 from the following companies: (1) Delta Petroleum Corp., (2) Gasconade Oil Co., (3) Helm Energy LLC, and (4) Riggs Oil and Gas Corp., for lands in San Miguel 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.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Wyoming
Document Number: E8-27804
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Secretary of the Interior proposes to withdraw 40 acres of public land from surface entry and mining on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management to protect the Parting of the Ways Historic Site in Sweetwater County. This notice segregates the land 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 land will remain open to the mineral leasing laws.
Notice of Correction to Notice of Federal Competitive Coal Lease Sale Offer, Colorado
Document Number: E8-27710
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management published a Notice of Federal Competitive Coal Lease Sale Offer in the Federal Register on October 31, 2008 [73 FR 64981]. The DATES section of this notice incorrectly listed January 14, 2008 instead of January 14, 2009. The lease sale will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, January 14, 2009. Sealed bids must be received on or before 10 a.m., Wednesday, January 14, 2009.
Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0165
Document Number: E8-27653
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
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) requests the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend an existing approval to collect information from individuals submitting nominations for significant caves under the Federal Cave Resources Protection Act of 1988 and to request confidential cave information. BLM needs the information to determine which caves we will list as significant and decide whether to grant access to confidential cave information.
Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0185
Document Number: E8-27630
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
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 existing approvals to collect certain information from lessees, operators, record title holders, operating rights owners, and the general public on oil and gas and operations on Federal lands.
Extension of Approval of Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0034
Document Number: E8-27624
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
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 those person who wish to transfer interest in oil and gas or geothermal leases by assignment or record title or transfer operating rights (sublease) in oil and gas or geothermal leases under the terms of mineral leasing laws. The BLM uses Form 3000-3, Assignment of Record Title Interest in a Lease for Oil and Gas or Geothermal Resources, and Form 3000-3a, Transfer of Operating Rights (sublease) in a Lease for Oil and Gas or Geothermal Resources, to collect this information. This information allows the BLM to transfer interest in oil or gas or geothermal leases by assignment of record title or transfer operating rights (sublease) in oil or gas or geothermal leases under the regulations at 43 CFR subparts 3106, 3135, and 3216.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-27078
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. for lands located in the vicinity of Buckland and Noatak, Alaska. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Arctic Sounder.
Notice of Intent To Revise a Resource Management Plan for the Buffalo Field Office, Wyoming, and Prepare an Associated Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E8-27029
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Field Office, Buffalo, Wyoming, intends to revise a Resource Management Plan (RMP) and prepare an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Buffalo Field Office and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process and soliciting input on the identification of issues, proposed planning criteria, and calling for resource information. The RMP will replace the existing Buffalo Resource Management Plan of 1985.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Bay Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS)
Document Number: E8-27026
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The BLM announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) and Approved RMP for the Bay planning area, located in southwest Alaska. The State Director signed the ROD on November 4, 2008. This constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the approved RMP effective immediately.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-26942
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
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 COC70105 from Bill Barrett Corp., 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.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-26940
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
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 COC70104 from Bill Barrett Corp., 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.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-26928
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
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 COC71373 from Bill Barrett Corp., 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.
Notice of Realty Action: Non-Competitive Sale of Reversionary Interest, Portion of Recreation and Public Purposes Patent Number 50-65-0288
Document Number: E8-26913
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management has examined and found suitable for direct sale under section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (Public Law 94-579, as amended; 43 CFR 2711.3- 3), 4,519.35 sq. feet of public land located in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Eastern San Diego County Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E8-26835
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The BLM announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Eastern San Diego County. The California State Director signed the ROD on October 10, 2008, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved RMP effective immediately.
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; Amendment
Document Number: E8-26672
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This is an amended notice for Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) No. 20080416, Final EIS, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Oregon (OR), Western Oregon BLM Districts of Salem, Eugene, Roseburg, Coos Bay, and Medford Districts, and the Klamath Falls Resource Area of the Lakeview District, Revision of the Resource Management Plans (RMP), Implementation, OR, which originally published in the Federal Register on October 17, 2008 [73 FR 61905]. This amended notice reflects a decision by the BLM to offer a protest period on the proposed revision of the Western Oregon RMPs. Any person who participated in the planning process and has an interest which is or may be adversely affected by the approval of the proposed RMPs may protest such approval. A protest period is not a comment period. A valid protest addresses only those issues which were submitted for the record during the planning process and contains a concise statement explaining why the decision to adopt the proposed plan would violate an applicable statute, regulation or BLM policy.
Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Proposed Mountain View IV Wind Energy Project
Document Number: E8-26476
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
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), with the City of Palm Springs, has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/ EIR) for the proposed Mountain View IV Wind Energy Project and by this notice is announcing the availability of the document. The BLM is the lead Federal agency for the preparation of this EIS and the City of Palm Springs is the lead State of California agency for the preparation of this EIR.
Notice of Availability of the Final Supplement to the Montana Statewide Oil and Gas Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Amendment of the Powder River and Billings Resource Management Plans (RMPs)
Document Number: E8-26473
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
By Order of the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, dated April 5, 2005, and pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Final Supplement to the Montana Statewide Oil and Gas Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Amendment (Proposed SEIS/Amendment) of the Powder River and Billings Resource Management Plans (RMPs).
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-26470
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
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 Tanadgusix Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Unalaska and Umnak Islands, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-26469
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
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 Belkofski Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Belkofski, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-26468
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
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 Baan-o-yeel kon Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Rampart, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-26371
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
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 Nightmute, Alaska, and are located in:
Opening of Public Land; Montana
Document Number: E8-26238
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This notice opens 9.92 acres of land to appropriation under the public land laws. The land is no longer needed by the Bureau of Reclamation and was determined suitable for return to the public domain.
Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council: Meeting
Document Number: E8-26180
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The SEORAC will be briefed on BLM's wild horse and burro program, BLM's sagebrush habitat treatments and the current status of the Oregon Explorer grant. Council members will also provide orientation to new members, conduct chair elections, establish their 2009 annual work plan and meeting schedule, receive information from designated federal officials, give constituent updates, implement a subgroup establishment process, present active subgroup reports and identify agenda items for the next meeting. Any other matters that may reasonably come before the SEORAC may also be addressed. The public is welcome to attend all portions of the meeting and may contribute during the public comment period at 11:30 a.m. on November 14, 2008. Those who verbally address the SEORAC during the public comment period are asked to provide a written statement of their comments or presentation. Unless otherwise approved by the SEORAC chair, the public comment period will last no longer than 30 minutes, and each speaker may address the SEORAC for a maximum of five minutes. For Further Information Contact: Program information, meeting records and a roster of council members may be obtained from Scott Stoffel, public affairs specialist, 1301 South G Street, Lakeview, OR 97630, (541) 947-6237. The meeting agenda will be posted at http://www.blm.gov/or/rac/seorrac-minutes.php when available. Should you require reasonable accommodation, please contact the Lakeview District BLM at (541) 947-2177 as soon as possible.
Notice of Realty Action; Proposed Sale of Public Land, New Mexico
Document Number: E8-26129
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
A parcel of public land in Grant County, New Mexico, is being considered for sale under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), at no less than the appraised fair market value.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-26120
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-03
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 Ambler, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Realty Action; Proposed Direct Sale of Public Lands in Sublette County, WY
Document Number: E8-26119
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
A parcel of public land totaling 29.42 acres in Sublette County, Wyoming, is being considered for direct sale to Magagna Bros., Inc. under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and implementing regulations contained in 43 CFR 2711.3- 3(5), at no less than appraised fair market value. A direct sale of these public lands would resolve an inadvertent unauthorized use or occupancy of the lands.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-26118
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-03
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 COC70014 from Nobel Energy, Inc., for lands in Garfield 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.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-26116
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-03
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 COC70015 from Nobel Energy, Inc., for lands in Garfield 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.
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.