[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 114 (Thursday, June 13, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 35601]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14028]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

43 CFR Parts 3900, 3920, and 3930

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RIN 1004-AE28


Oil Shale Management--General

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of the comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is reopening the comment 
period for the proposed rule to amend the BLM's commercial oil shale 
regulations that published in the Federal Register on March 27, 2013. 
The 60-day comment period for the proposed rule ended on May 28, 2013. 
This notice reopens the comment period for 30 days.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published March 27, 
2013, at 78 FR 18547, is reopended. Send your comments so that they 
reach the BLM on or before July 15, 2013. The BLM will not necessarily 
consider any comments received after the above date or comments 
delivered to an address other than those listed in ADDRESSES in making 
its decision on the final rule.

ADDRESSES: Please submit comments on the proposed rule using one of the 
following: Mail: Director (630) Bureau of Land Management, U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Mail Stop 2143LM, 1849 C St. NW., 
Washington, DC 20240, Attention: 1004-AE28. Personal or messenger 
delivery: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 
20 M Street SE., Room 2134 LM, Attention: Regulatory Affairs, 
Washington, DC 20003. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions at this Web site.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mitchell Leverette, Chief, Division of 
Solid Minerals, at (202) 912-7113 for issues related to the BLM's 
commercial oil shale leasing program or Ian Senio, Chief, Division of 
Regulatory Affairs at (202) 912-7440 for regulatory process issues. 
Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call 
the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, 24 hours a 
day, 7 days a week to contact the above individuals.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    On March 27, 2013, the BLM published a proposed rule (78 FR 18547) 
to amend the BLM's commercial oil shale regulations to address concerns 
about the royalty system in existing regulations and to provide more 
detail to the environmental protection requirements. The 60-day comment 
period for the proposed rule ended on May 28, 2013.
    The BLM has received requests from interested parties asking for an 
extension of the comment period. Each of the requests expressed the 
need for additional time to conduct a comprehensive review of the 
proposed regulatory revisions and potential impacts of the rule. The 
BLM has considered the requests and by this notice, the comment period 
is reopened for an additional 30 days. Please do not resubmit comments 
previously submitted to BLM during the comment period that closed on 
May 28, 2013.

II. Request for Comments

    Written comments on the proposed rule should be specific, should be 
confined to issues pertinent to the proposed rule, and should explain 
the reason for any recommended change. Where possible, comments should 
reference the specific section or paragraph of the proposed rule that 
the comment is addressing. The BLM need not consider or include in the 
Administrative Record for the proposed rule comments that it receives 
after the close of the comment period (see DATES) or comments delivered 
to an address other than those listed above (see ADDRESSES). Comments, 
including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available 
for public review at the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of 
Land Management, 20 M Street SE., Room 2134 LM, Washington, DC 2003 
during regular hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.) Monday through Friday, 
except holidays. They also will be available at the eRulemaking Portal: 
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions at the Web site.
    Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment be advised that 
your entire comment--including your personal identifying information--
may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask in your 
comment for the BLM to withhold your personal identifying information 
from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Date: June 6, 2013.
Tommy P. Beaudreau,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management.
[FR Doc. 2013-14028 Filed 6-12-13; 8:45 am]
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