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[Federal Register: October 3, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 192)]
[Notices]
[Page 50447]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID: fr03oc01-84] ]

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Land Management

[ES-020-01-1310-EI]

Notice of Intent To Prepare Planning Anslyses/Environmental Assessments

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare planning analyses/environmental assessments.

SUMMARY: The Jackson Field Office, Eastern States will prepare Planning Analyses/Environmental Assessments (PA/EA) to consider leasing scattered tracts of Federal mineral estate for oil and gas exploration and development. This notice is issued pursuant to Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1501.7 and Title 43 CFR 1610.2(c). The planning effort will follow the procedures set forth in Title 43 CFR part 1600. The public is invited to participate in this planning process, beginning with the identification of planning issues and criteria.

DATES: Comments relating to the identification of planning issues and criteria will be accepted for 30 days from the date of this publication.

ADDRESSES: John Reiss, Lead for PA/EA, Jackson Field Office, (601-977-5400).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Reiss, Lead for PA/EA, Jackson Field Office, (601-977-5400).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The BLM has responsibility to consider nominations to lease Federal mineral estate for oil and gas exploration and development. An interdisciplinary team will be used in the preparation of the PA/EAs. Preliminary issues, subject to change as a result of public input, are (1) potential impacts of oil and gas exploration and development on the surface resources and (2) consideration of restrictions on lease rights to protect surface resources. The number of separate analyses that will be prepared for the tracts will depend on their proximity to each other. Tract locations, along with acreage, are listed below.

Alabama, Clarke County, St. Stephens Meridian

    T 6 N, R 3 E--Section 4: W\1/2\NE\1/4\,SE\1/4\NE\1/4\
    T 9 N, R 1 E--Section 31: SW\1/4\NW\1/4\

    Alabama, Conecuh and Monroe Counties, St. Stephens Meridian

    T 6 N, R 8 E--Section 34: NE\1/4\ SE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\
    T 6 N, R 9 E--Section 19: S\1/2\SE\1/4\,NW\1/4\SE\1/4\

    Alabama, Lamar County, Huntsville Meridian

    T 16 S, R 16 W--Section 5:N\1/2\NE\1/4\, Section 11: NE\1/ 4\SW\1/4\, Section 20: NW\1/4\NE\1/4\

    Alabama, St. Clair County, Huntsville Meridian

    T 13 S, R 4 E--Section 24: E\1/2\E\1/2\, Section 25: NE\1/ 4\NE\1/4\

    Arkansas, Ouachita County, 5th Meridian

    T 15 S, R 14 W--Section 31: NE\1/4\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\
    T 15 S, R 15 W--Section 23: S\1/2\SE\1/4\SE\1/4\W\1/4\NW\1/4\
    T 16 S, R 14 W--Section 4: NE\1/4\NE\1/4\NE\1/4\SE\1/4\

    Arkansas, Yell County, 5th Meridian

    T 5 N, R 23 W--Section 18: N\1/2\NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, N\1/2\S\1/ 2\NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\
    T 5 N, R 24 W--Section 13: SE\1/4\SE\1/4\

    Louisiana, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana Meridian

    T 18 N, R 13 W--Sections 41, 42, 43, 46, 47, 48, 50 51, 52

    Louisiana, Webster Parish, Louisiana Meridian

    T 19 N, R 8 W--Section 22: E\1/2\NW\1/4\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\

Due to the limited scope of this PA/EA process, public meetings are not scheduled.

Bruce E. Dawson,
Field Manager, Jackson Field Office.

[FR Doc. 01-24663 Filed 10-2-01; 8:45 am]
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