[Federal Register: June 24, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 122)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
[Page 35591-35592]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

43 CFR Parts 3000, 3100, 3150, 3200, 3500, 3580, 3600, 3730, 3810, 
and 3830

[WO-320-1990-PO-24 1A]
RIN 1004-AC64

 
Oil and Gas Leasing; Geothermal Resources Leasing; Coal 
Management; Management of Solid Minerals Other Than Coal; Mineral 
Materials Disposal; and Mining Claims Under the General Mining Laws

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Correcting amendment.

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SUMMARY: This document contains a correction to the final regulations 
in 43 CFR parts 3000, 3100, 3150, 3200, 3500, 3580, 3600, 3730, 3810, 
3830 Oil and Gas Leasing: Geothermal Resources Leasing; Coal 
Management; Management of Solid Minerals Other Than Coal; Mineral 
Materials Disposal; and Mining Claims Under the General Mining Laws, 
which were published in the Federal Register (70 FR 58853--58880) of 
October 7, 2005.

DATES: The correcting amendment is effective June 24, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia L. Ellis, Division of 
Regulatory Affairs, Washington, DC 202-452-5012.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

Need for Correction

    This correction is necessary because in the 2005 final regulation 
we inserted a new paragraph (b) in section 3602.31, without changing a 
subsequent cross-reference to reflect the new paragraph. The current 
regulations, therefore, have an inaccurate cross-reference. Inserting 
new paragraph (b) in the 2005 final rule without fixing the cross-
reference in paragraph (d) raised the question whether an exception 
stated in paragraph (d) applies to volume limitations stated in 
paragraph (c), which was paragraph (b) before the 2005 rule inserted 
the new paragraph (b). This correction remedies this uncertainty.

List of Subjects

43 CFR Part 3000

    Public lands--mineral resources, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

43 CFR Part 3100

    Government contracts, Mineral royalties, Oil and gas exploration, 
Public lands--mineral resources, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Surety bonds.

43 CFR Part 3150

    Administrative practice and procedure, Alaska, Oil and gas 
exploration, Public lands--mineral resources, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Surety bonds.

43 CFR Part 3200

    Geothermal energy, Government contracts, Mineral royalties, Public

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lands--mineral resources, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, 
Surety bonds.

43 CFR Part 3500

    Government contracts, Hydrocarbons, Mineral royalties, Mines, 
Phosphate, Potassium, Public lands--mineral resources, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Sodium, Sulfur, Surety bonds.

43 CFR Part 3580

    Government contracts, Mineral royalties, Mines, Public lands--
mineral resources, Recreation and recreation areas, Surety bonds.

43 CFR Part 3600

    Public lands--mineral resources, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

43 CFR Part 3730

    Administrative practice and procedure, Mines, Public lands--mineral 
resources, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Surety bonds.

43 CFR Part 3810

    Mines, Public lands--mineral resources, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

43 CFR Part 3830

    Mineral royalties, Mines, Public lands--mineral resources, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

Ted R. Hudson,
Acting Division Chief, Division of Regulatory Affairs.

PART 3600--MINERAL MATERIALS DISPOSAL

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1. The authority citation for part 3600 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.; 30 U.S.C. 181 et seq., 301-
306, 351-359, and 601 et seq.; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 40 U.S.C. 471 et 
seq.; 42 U.S.C. 6508; 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; and Pub. L. 97-35, 95 
Stat. 357.
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2. Revise paragraph 3602.31(d) to read as follows:


Sec.  3602.31  What volume limitations and fees generally apply to 
noncompetitive mineral materials sales?

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    (d) The volume limitations in paragraphs (a) and (c) of this 
section do not apply to sales in the State of Alaska that BLM 
determines are needed for construction, operation, maintenance, or 
termination of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System or the Alaska Natural 
Gas Transportation System.
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[FR Doc. E8-14215 Filed 6-23-08; 8:45 am]

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