[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 148 (Thursday, August 1, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 46525-46527]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-18523]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

43 CFR Part 1820

[LLNM910000-L102000000.PH0000]
RIN 1004-AE33


Application Procedures, Execution and Filing of Forms: Correction 
of State Office Address for Filings and Recordings, Including Proper 
Offices for Recording of Mining Claims; New Mexico/Oklahoma/Texas/
Kansas

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule amends the regulations pertaining to execution 
and filing of forms in order to reflect the new address of the New 
Mexico/Oklahoma/Texas/Kansas State Office of the Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM). All filings and other documents relating to public 
lands in the States of New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas must be 
filed at the new address of the State Office.

DATES: This rule is effective August 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may send inquiries or suggestions to the Chief, Office 
of Communications (912), Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 27115, 
Santa Fe, NM 87502-0115.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Hummel, 505-954-2018. Persons 
who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the 
Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, 24 hours a 
day, 7 days a week, to leave a message for Ms. Hummel.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
I. Background

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II. Procedural Matters

I. Background

    This final rule reflects the administrative action of changing the 
street address of the New Mexico/Oklahoma/Texas/Kansas State Office of 
the BLM. Both the postal mailing address (P.O. Box 27115, Santa Fe, NM 
87502-0115) and the phone number (505-954-2000) remain the same. This 
rule changes the street address for the personal filing of documents 
relating to public lands in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas, 
but makes no other changes in filing requirements. The BLM has 
determined that the rule has no substantive impact on the public, 
imposes no costs, and merely updates a list of addresses included in 
the Code of Federal Regulations for the convenience of the public. The 
Department of the Interior, therefore, for good cause finds that under 
5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) and 553(d)(3) notice and public comment procedures 
are unnecessary and that the rule may take effect immediately.

II. Procedural Matters

Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Order 12866)

    This final rule is an administrative action to change the address 
for one BLM State Office. This rule was not subject to review by the 
Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866. The rule 
imposes no costs, and merely updates a list of addresses included in 
the Code of Federal Regulations for the convenience of the public.

National Environmental Policy Act

    The BLM has found that the final rule is of a procedural nature and 
thus is categorically excluded from environmental review under Section 
102(2)(C) of the Environmental Protection Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 
4332(2)(C), pursuant to 43 CFR 46.210(i). In addition, the final rule 
does not present any of the 12 extraordinary circumstances listed at 43 
CFR 46.215. Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality 
regulations (40 CFR 1508.4) and the environmental regulations, 
policies, and procedures of the Department of the Interior, the term 
``categorical exclusions'' means a category of actions which do not 
individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human 
environment and that have been found to have no such effect in 
procedures adopted by a Federal agency and for which neither an 
environmental assessment nor an environmental impact statement is 
required.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    Congress enacted the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (5 U.S.C. 
601, et seq.) to ensure that Government regulations do not 
unnecessarily or disproportionately burden small entities. This final 
rule is a purely administrative regulatory action having no effect upon 
the public or the environment and it has been determined that the rule 
will not have a significant effect on the economy or small entities.

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act

    This final rule is a purely administrative regulatory action having 
no effects upon the public or the economy. This is not a major rule 
under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (5 U.S.C. 
804(2)). The rule will not have an annual effect on the economy of $100 
million or more. The rule will not cause a major increase in costs of 
prices for consumers, individual industries, Federal, State, or local 
government agencies, or geographic regions. The rule will not have 
significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, 
productivity, innovation, or the ability of United States-based 
enterprises to complete with foreign-based enterprises.

Unfunded Mandate Reform Act

    The BLM has determined that this final rule is not significant 
under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 because the rule will 
not result in the expenditure by State, local, and tribal governments, 
in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100 million or more in 
any one year. Further, the final rule will not significantly or 
uniquely affect small governments. It does not require action by any 
non-Federal government entity. Therefore, the information required by 
the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (2 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), is not 
required.

Executive Order 12630, Government Action and Interference With 
Constitutionally Protected Property Rights (Takings)

    As required by Executive Order 12630, the Department of the 
Interior has determined that the rule would not cause a taking of 
private property. No private property rights would be affected by a 
rule that merely reports an address change for the New Mexico/Oklahoma/
Texas/Kansas State Office. The Department therefore certifies that this 
final rule does not represent a governmental action capable of 
interference with constitutionally protected property rights.

Executive Order 13132, Federalism

    In accordance with Executive Order 13132, the BLM finds that the 
rule does not have sufficient federalism implications to warrant the 
preparation of a federalism summary impact statement. The final rule 
does not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the 
relationship between the national governments and the States, or the 
distribution of power and the responsibilities among the various levels 
of government. This final rule does not preempt State law.

Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform

    This final rule is a purely administrative regulatory action having 
no effects upon the public and will not unduly burden the judicial 
system and meets the requirements of Sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of the 
Executive Order.

Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination With Indian Tribal 
Governments

    In accordance with the Executive Order 13175, the BLM finds that 
the rule does not include policies that have tribal implications. This 
final rule is purely an administrative action having no effects upon 
the public or the environment, imposing no costs, and merely updating 
the BLM, New Mexico/Oklahoma/Texas/Kansas State Office address included 
in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That 
Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use

    In accordance with Executive Order 13211, the BLM has determined 
that the final rule will not have substantial direct effects on the 
energy supply, distribution or use, including a shortfall in supply or 
price increase. This final rule is a purely administrative action and 
has no implications under Executive Order 13211.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the rule does 
not contain any information collection requirements that require the 
approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, 
et seq.

List of Subjects in 43 CFR Part 1820

    Administrative practice and procedure, Archives and records, Public 
lands.


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    Dated: July 22, 2013.
Tommy P. Beaudreau,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Bureau of Land 
Management amends 43 CFR part 1820 as follows:

PART 1820--APPLICATION PROCEDURES

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1. The authority citation for part 1820 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552, 43 U.S.C. 2, 1201, 1733, and 1740.

Subpart 1821--General Information

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2. Amend Sec.  1821.10 in paragraph (a) by removing the entry for New 
Mexico and adding in its place an entry for New Mexico/Oklahoma/Texas/
Kansas to read as follows:


Sec.  1821.10  Where are BLM offices located?

    (a) * * *

STATE OFFICES AND AREAS OF JURISDICTION

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    New Mexico State Office, 310 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87508, 
P.O. Box 27115, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502-0115--Kansas, New Mexico, 
Oklahoma, and Texas.
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