Land Management Bureau January 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Correction to Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Online Auction of Public Lands in Clark County, NV
Document Number: E9-2010
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This notice corrects a Notice of Realty Action published in the Federal Register, Volume 73, No. 247, pages 78825 through 78827, on Tuesday, December 23, 2008, which listed an incorrect legal land description and omitted the opening date of an online sale auction.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; New Mexico and Oklahoma
Document Number: E9-2007
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-30
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 (BLM), Santa Fe, New Mexico, 30 calendar days from the date of this publication
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E9-1965
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-30
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 Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation for Noncompetitive oil and gas lease WYW158866 for land in Uinta 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.
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: E9-1795
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-28
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 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E9-1695
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-27
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 Paimiut Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Paimiut, Alaska, and are located in:
Correction to Notice of Intent To Prepare an Amendment to the Mimbres Resource Management Plan (RMPA), and Associated Environmental Assessment (EA), Las Cruces District Office, NM
Document Number: E9-1600
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This document contains corrections to the Notice of Intent published in the Federal Register [73 FR No. 240, pages 75764-75765] on Friday, December 12, 2008, under the DATES and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Notice of Withdrawal of Filing of Plat of Survey; New Mexico
Document Number: E9-1612
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plat of survey described below was scheduled to be officially filed in the New Mexico State Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Santa Fe, New Mexico, 30 calendar days from the date of the publication in the Federal Register, Volume 72, No. 133, dated July 12, 2007, per BLM Manual 2097, Opening Orders. The filing was stayed pending the outcome of a protest and appeal of the survey. The dependent resurvey has been remanded back to BLM and will not be officially filed.
Notice of Public Meeting: Northeast California Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E9-1610
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northeast California Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meeting: Northwest California Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E9-1607
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northwest California Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E9-1595
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-26
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: E9-1583
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-26
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 Platinum, Alaska. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News.
Meeting Notice for the John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council (JDSRAC)
Document Number: E9-1426
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
At the JDSRAC meeting, we will welcome a new member, agree on its annual plan of work for 2009, elect new officers, and conduct the regular business of keeping member representatives informed about Federal actions. The meeting may include such topics as John Day Resource Management Plan, Wallowa-Whitman Weed Management, Forest and BLM Resource Management Planning, Restoration of the Lower Snake River, Transportation Planning, and other matters as may reasonably come before the council.
Notice of Temporary Vehicle Closure and Restrictions for the Robledo Mountains Off-Highway Vehicle Trails During the 2009 Chili Challenge; Dona Ana County, NM
Document Number: E9-1417
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This Notice informs the public that the Las Cruces Four-Wheel Drive Club is permitted exclusive use of the Robledo Mountains Off- Highway Vehicle Trails for the 2009 Chili Challenge extreme off-road event. The Robledo Mountains Off-Highway Vehicle Trails will be closed to all vehicles not registered with the Las Cruces Four-Wheel Drive Club for the Chili Challenge. This restriction is necessary to ensure public safety and to avoid potential user conflicts during this authorized event. The 2009 Chili Challenge was analyzed in Environmental Assessment and Finding Of No Significant Impact NM-030- 2008-095. The Robledo Mountains Off-Highway Vehicle Trails are located within public land under BLM administrative jurisdiction in:
Idaho: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: E9-1388
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has officially filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Idaho State Office, Boise, Idaho, effective 9:00 a.m., on the dates specified.
Notice of Availability of the West Antelope II Coal Lease by Application Final Environmental Impact Statement, Wyoming.
Document Number: E9-1308
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the West Antelope II Coal Lease by Application (LBA) Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The tract is being considered for sale as a result of a coal lease application received from the operator of the adjacent Antelope Mine in Campbell and Converse Counties, Wyoming.
Notice of Availability of Draft Carrizo Plain National Monument Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, California
Document Number: E9-1217
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) 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 Resource Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) for the Carrizo Plain National Monument (CPNM) planning area, managed by the Bakersfield Field Office. This notice announces the opening of the comment period.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E9-1201
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Red River Oil and Gas, LLC for competitive oil and gas lease WYW174048 for land in Carbon County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E9-1190
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC69412 from the following companies: (1) Whiting Oil & Gas Corp., (2) Williams Prod Ryan Gulch, LLC, 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.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E9-1189
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC66236 from Red Willow Production, LLC., for lands in Jackson 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: E9-1188
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC69437 from Westcliff Resources, LLC, 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.
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: E9-1185
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-22
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.
Public Land Order No. 7728; Revocation of the Withdrawal Created by the Executive Order Dated April 4, 1917, as Modified; Idaho
Document Number: E9-927
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order revokes in its entirety a withdrawal created by an Executive Order, as modified, as to 184.10 acres of public lands withdrawn from surface entry for the Bureau of Land Management's Power Site Reserve No. 595. This order also opens those lands not previously conveyed out of Federal ownership to surface entry, subject to other segregations of record.
Notice of the 2009 Meeting Schedule for the Pinedale Anticline Working Group
Document Number: E9-1031
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (1976) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (1972), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) will meet in Pinedale, Wyoming for business meetings. Meetings are open to the public.
Classification and Lease for Recreation and Public Purposes Act of Public Lands in Eureka County, NV
Document Number: E9-1026
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-21
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 lease and subsequent conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, approximately 1.25 acres of public land in Eureka County, Nevada. The County proposes to use the land for a fire station.
Notice of Public Meeting, BLM-Alaska Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E9-1025
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-21
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.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Montana
Document Number: E9-949
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6912 for an additional 20-year term. The PLO withdrew approximately 490 acres of reserved public minerals from location or entry under the United States mining laws for the BLM to protect the archaeological, historical, educational, interpretive, and recreational integrity of the Mount Haggin Prehistoric Quarry Site in Deer Lodge County. This notice also gives an opportunity to comment on the proposed action and to request a public meeting.
Notice of Realty Action; Proposed Sale of Public Land, Idaho
Document Number: E9-916
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
A parcel of public land totaling 17 acres in Blaine County, Idaho, is being considered for direct sale, under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), at no less than the appraised fair market value.
Notice of Realty Action; Proposed Sale of Public Land, Idaho
Document Number: E9-915
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Two parcels of public land totaling 19.44 acres in Blaine County, Idaho, are being considered for direct 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: E9-871
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-16
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 Nunapitchuk Limited. The lands are in the vicinity of Nunapitchuk, Alaska, and are located in:
Public Land Order No. 7727; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6706, Alaska
Document Number: E9-1071
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order extends a withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 6706 for an additional 20-year period. This extension is necessary to continue protection of the United States Air Force Indian Mountain Research Site in Alaska.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Red Cliff Coal Mine and Associated Surface Facilities Including a Railroad Spur Line COC 69290, and Federal Coal Lease by Application COC 70538, in Garfield and Mesa Counties, CO
Document Number: E9-1006
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Colorado State Office, Lakewood, Colorado, hereby gives notice that a public hearing will be held to receive comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), Maximum Economic Recovery (MER) and Fair Market Value (FMV) of Federal coal to be offered. An application for coal lease was filed by CAM- Colorado, LLC (CAM) on September 12, 2006. As a result, the BLM offers for competitive lease 14,466 acres of Federal coal in Garfield County, Colorado. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the BLM has prepared a DEIS for the proposed Red Cliff Mine, located near Loma, Colorado. The DEIS responds to Right-of-Way (ROW) Applications for a railroad spur and associated mine facilities on Federal Lands, and an electrical transmission line. In addition, a Federal Coal Lease by Application (LBA) was submitted by CAM-Colorado, on September 12, 2006. The BLM is providing this notice to announce the availability of the Red Cliff Mine DEIS, the proposed LBA, and the public hearing requesting comments on the DEIS, MER and FMV, pursuant to 40 CFR 1503.1 and 43 CFR 3425.4. The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is being prepared in cooperation with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM); U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE); the Colorado Department of Natural Resources; the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (CDRMS); the Colorado Division of Wildlife (CDOW); and Garfield and Mesa counties. The EIS analyzes the development of surface facilities for coal mining associated with CAM's proposed underground Red Cliff Mine, including roads, a water pipeline, electric transmission line, conveyers, coal stockpile and waste disposal areas, a coal preparation plant, the mine portal, other administrative and operations facilities, and a railroad spur line that will connect to the existing Union Pacific Railroad line near Mack, Colorado. The EIS also considers the effects of extracting coal from CAM's existing Federal coal leases, defined as logical mining unit COC-57198, and issuance of an adjoining Federal coal LBA COC-070538. This notice announces the opening of the public comment period for the DEIS.
Call for Nomination To Fill Vacancy on BLM Boise District Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E9-768
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations to fill one position in Category Three, (Elected Official), for Idaho's Boise District Resource Advisory Council. The Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1730) directs the Secretary of the Interior to involve the public in planning and issues related to management of lands administered by the BLM. Section 309 of FLPMA directs the Secretary to select 10 to 15 member citizen-based advisory councils, which are consistent with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). RACs are found at 43 CFR part 1784.
Filing of Plats of Survey; Nevada
Document Number: E9-729
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-15
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.
Potential for Oil Shale Development; Call for Nominations-Oil Shale Research, Development, and Demonstration (R, D, and D) Program
Document Number: E9-525
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The BLM solicits the nomination of parcels to be leased for R, D, and D of oil shale recovery technologies in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.
Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Lands in Sublette County, Wyoming
Document Number: E9-582
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to sell a 29.42- acre parcel of public land in Sublette County, Wyoming, for the appraised fair market value to Magagna Bros Inc., to resolve an unintentional unauthorized use of public lands.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E9-580
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-14
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 Bean Ridge Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Manley Hot Springs, Alaska, and are located in:
Colorado: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: E9-514
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plats of survey of the following described land will be officially filed in the Colorado State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Lakewood, Colorado, effective 10 a.m., December 31, 2008. All inquiries should be sent to the Colorado State Office (CO-956), Bureau of Land Management, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215-7093. The plat, and field notes, of the dependent resurveys and surveys in Township 4 North, Range 72 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted on October 30, 2008. The supplemental plat of Sections 28 and 33 in Township 5 South, Range 99 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, was accepted on October 10, 2008. The plats and field notes, of the dependent resurvey of certain lines in Township 8 North, Range 100 West and Township 9 North, Range 101 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted on November 20, 2008. The plat, and field notes, of the dependent resurvey, in Township 8 North, Range 95 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted on December 9, 2008. The plat, of the entire record, of the corrective dependent resurvey, in Township 2 South, Range 98 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, was accepted on December 17, 2008. The plat, and field notes, of the dependent resurvey and section subdivision of Sections 27 and 28, Township 46 North, Range 8 East, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted on December 22, 2008. The plat and field notes, of the dependent resurvey of the east boundary and a portion of the subdivisional lines in Township 42 North, Range 13 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted on December 22, 2008.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming
Document Number: E9-454
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming, on the dates indicated.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E9-228
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) and Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument located in the Lewistown Field Office, Montana. The Montana State Director signed the ROD, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved RMP effective immediately.
Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of Public Lands in San Bernardino County, California
Document Number: Z8-29571
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Pinedale Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E9-99
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Pinedale Field Office Planning Area located in Sublette and Lincoln Counties, Wyoming. The Wyoming State Director signed the ROD on November 27, 2008, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved RMP effective immediately. The Pinedale RMP provides the management direction for the Federal lands and resources in the Pinedale Field Office Planning Area. The Approved Pinedale RMP revises and replaces the 1988 Pinedale RMP.
Public Land Order No. 7726; Revocation of Oil Shale Withdrawals; Wyoming
Document Number: E9-105
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order revokes a withdrawal established by an Executive Order insofar as it affects public lands and federally owned mineral deposits in the State of Wyoming withdrawn for investigation, examination and classification of oil shale. This order also restores those withdrawn oil shale deposits and public lands containing such deposits to oil shale leasing and opens all lands to the operation of the public land laws, excepting the operation of the 1872 Mining Law.
Notice of Availability of the Records of Decision of the Resource Management Plans of the Western Oregon Bureau of Land Management Salem, Eugene, Roseburg, Coos Bay, and Medford Districts, and the Klamath Falls Resource Area of the Lakeview District
Document Number: E9-103
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) policies, the BLM announces the availability of the Records of Decision (RODs) for the Approved Resource Management Plans of the Salem, Eugene, Roseburg, Coos Bay, and Medford Districts, and the Klamath Falls Resource Area of the Lakeview District in western Oregon. The Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, signed the RODs on December 30, 2008, which constitutes the final decision of the Secretary of the Interior. The Approved Resource Management Plans (RMPs) are effective immediately.
Public Land Order No. 7725; Revocation of Oil Shale Withdrawal; Utah
Document Number: E9-101
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order revokes a withdrawal established by an Executive Order insofar as it affects public lands and federally owned mineral deposits in the State of Utah withdrawn for investigation, examination and classification of oil shale. This order also restores those withdrawn oil shale deposits and public lands containing such deposits to oil shale leasing and opens all lands to the operation of the public land laws, excepting the operation of the 1872 Mining Law.
Leasing of Solid Minerals Other Than Coal and Oil Shale
Document Number: E9-34
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is amending its regulations in 43 CFR part 3500 for leasing of solid minerals other than coal and oil shale to distinguish fringe acreage lease requirements from lease modification requirements, and to describe acceptable justifications for a lease modification. The final rule also identifies changes in the associated procedural requirements and updates the filing fees. The final changes are based on statutory authorities, which authorize the BLM to issue regulations for leasing of minerals and to charge for administrative processing costs, and on policy guidance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) requiring the BLM to charge these fees.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for 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
Document Number: E9-33
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-07
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 the Record of Decision (ROD) approving BLM's 2008 Final Supplement to the Montana Statewide Oil and Gas Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Amendment of the Powder River and Billings Resource Management Plans (RMP) (Final SEIS/Amendment).
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E9-20
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-07
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 Abraxas Petroleum Corp. for competitive oil and gas lease WYW143474 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.
Notice of Temporary Closure of Public Lands to Motorized Vehicle Travel
Document Number: E8-31427
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that effective immediately, certain public lands in Fremont County, Colorado, are temporarily closed to all types of motorized travel. The purpose of this closure is to prevent the development of unauthorized user-created trails and damage to soils and vegetation, and to protect sensitive paleontological resources. Approximately 1,600 acres of public lands are affected by this closure. These lands will remain closed while travel management planning is completed in 2009. This closure is made under the authority of 43 CFR 8364.1.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-31400
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-05
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 Russian Mission Native Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Russian Mission, Alaska, and are located in:
Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council Meetings, Nevada
Document Number: E8-31394
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mojave- Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will hold three meetings in Nevada in fiscal year 2009. All meetings are open to the public.