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Application Procedures, Execution and Filing of Forms: Correction of State Office Address for Filings and Recordings, Proper Offices for Recording of Mining Claims

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This final rule amends the regulations pertaining to execution and filing of forms in order to reflect the new address of the Arizona State Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which moved on October 5, 2005. All filings and other documents relating to public lands in Arizona must be filed at the new address of the State Office.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

November 17, 2005.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Diane Williams, Regulatory Affairs Group, (202) 452-5030. 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.

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ADDRESSES:

You may send inquiries or suggestions to Director (630), Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States Office, 7450 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, Virginia 22153; Attention: RIN 1004-AD77.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

II. Procedural Matters

I. Background

This final rule reflects the administrative action of changing the address of the Arizona State Office of the BLM. It changes the street address for the personal filing of documents relating to public lands in Arizona, but makes no other changes in filing requirements. The BLM has determined that it 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 under 5 U.S.C. 553 (b)(B) and 553 (d)(3) that notice and public comment procedures are unnecessary and that the rule may take effect upon publication.

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. It 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

This final rule is a purely administrative regulatory action having no effect upon the public or the environment, it has been determined that the rule is categorically excluded from review under section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C)).

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 effects upon the public or the environment, 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 Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (5 U.S.C. 804(2)). It should 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. It will not have significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or the ability of United States-based enterprises to compete with foreign-based enterprises.

Unfunded Mandate Reform Act of Act

The BLM has determined that the final rule is not significant under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 because it will not result in the expenditure by State, local, and tribal governments, in the aggregates, 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 Arizona State Office. The Department therefore certifies that this final rule does not represent a governmental action capable of interference with constitutionally protected property rights. Start Printed Page 69688

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 a purely an administrative action having no effects upon the public or the environment, imposing no costs, and merely updating the BLM, Arizona 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 the 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.

Author

The principal author of this rule is Diane O. Williams, Regulatory Affairs Group (WO 630).

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List of Subjects in 43 CFR Part 1820

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Dated: October 28, 2005.

Chad Calvert,

Acting Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management.

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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Bureau of Land Management amends

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PART 1820—APPLICATION PROCEDURES

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

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

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Subpart 1821—General Information

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2. Amend section 1821.10 by amending paragraph (a) by revising the location and address of the Bureau of Land Management State Office in Arizona to read as follows:

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Where are BLM offices located?

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STATE OFFICES AND AREAS OF JURISDICTION

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Arizona State Office, One North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85004-2203—Arizona.

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[FR Doc. 05-22780 Filed 11-16-05; 8:45 am]

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