Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
Notice of public meeting and cancellation.
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) Reclamation Task Group (subcommittee) will meet in Pinedale, Wyoming, for a business meeting. Task Group meetings are open to the public.
The PAWG Reclamation Task Group meeting scheduled for December 8, 2004 at the Pinedale Library is cancelled. The PAWG Reclamation Task Group will conduct meetings on the following dates: January 4, 2005, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.; January 19, 2005, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and; February 9, 2005, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
All meetings of the PAWG Reclamation Task Group will be held in the Lovatt room of the Pinedale Library at 155 S. Tyler Ave., Pinedale, WY.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dessa Dale, BLM/Reclamation TG Liaison, Bureau of Land Management, Pinedale Field Office, 432 E Mills St., P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, WY, 82941; (307) 367-5321.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) was authorized and established with release of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Pinedale Anticline Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Project on July 27, 2000. The PAWG advises the BLM on the development and implementation of monitoring plans and adaptive management decisions as development of the Pinedale Anticline Natural Gas Field (PAPA) proceeds for the life of the field.
After the ROD was issued, Interior determined that a Federal Advisory Committees Act (FACA) charter was required for this group. The charter was signed by Secretary of the Interior, Gale Norton, on August 15, 2002, and renewed on August 13, 2004. An announcement of committee initiation and call for nominations was published in the Federal Register on February 21, 2003, (68 FR 8522). PAWG members Start Printed Page 72213were appointed by Secretary Norton on May 4, 2004.
At their second business meeting, the PAWG established seven resource-or activity-specific Task Groups, including one for reclamation. Public participation on the Task Groups was solicited through the media, letters, and word-of-mouth.
The agenda for these meetings will include information gathering and discussion related to developing a reclamation monitoring plan to assess the impacts of development in the Pinedale Anticline gas field, and identifying who will do and who will pay for the monitoring. Task Group recommendations are due to the PAWG in February, 2005. At a minimum, public comments will be heard just prior to adjournment of the meeting.Start Signature
Dated: December 2, 2004.
Priscilla E. Mecham,
Field Office Manager.
[FR Doc. 04-27211 Filed 12-10-04; 8:45 am]
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