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									                                                                           Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 175 / Friday, September 9, 2011 / Proposed Rules                                               55837

                                                       c. Do these means of delivery differ                 in questions 11 and 12 of section II.B of               Dated: September 2, 2011.
                                                    depending on the location of the seller                 this document?                                        Leslie Kux,
                                                    and/or purchaser? If so, how?                              a. How effective are these methods at              Acting Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
                                                       9. What strategies, if any, are used by              restricting or minimizing such                        [FR Doc. 2011–23096 Filed 9–8–11; 8:45 am]
                                                    tobacco product manufacturers to                        exposure?                                             BILLING CODE 4160–01–P
                                                    ensure that their tobacco products are                     b. If these methods are not effective,
                                                    not sold or distributed to minors                       what other technologies, procedures, or
                                                    through non-face-to-face exchanges by                   methods would work more effectively to                DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
                                                    parties other than the manufacturer?                    restrict or minimize the exposure of
                                                       a. Do tobacco product manufacturers                  minors to such advertising, promotion,                Office of Natural Resources Revenue
                                                    verify the effectiveness of these                       and marketing?
                                                    strategies? If so, how?                                    c. Would the technologies,                         30 CFR Parts 1202 and 1206
                                                       b. Are there any data available to                   procedures, or other methods described                [Docket No. ONRR–2011–0004]
                                                    verify the effectiveness of these                       in question 13b prevent such tobacco
                                                    strategies? If so, what are they?                       product advertising, promotion, and                   RIN 1012–AA00
                                                       10. How can FDA most effectively                     marketing from reaching adult
                                                    partner with other Federal agencies and                 consumers? If so, what alternatives are               Workshops To Discuss Revisions to
                                                    State, local, territorial, and Tribal                   available to minimize minors’ exposure                Federal and Indian Coal Valuation
                                                    governments to prevent the sale and                     while still enabling tobacco product                  Regulations: Advance Notice of
                                                    distribution of tobacco products to                     information to be communicated to                     Proposed Rulemaking
                                                    minors through non-face-to-face                         adults?                                               AGENCY: Office of Natural Resources
                                                    exchanges?                                                 d. To the extent that minors’ exposure             Revenue, Interior.
                                                    B. Advertising, Promotion, and                          to tobacco product advertising,                       ACTION: Notice of Public Workshops.
                                                    Marketing of Tobacco Products                           promotion, and marketing cannot be
                                                                                                            eliminated, what restrictions or                      SUMMARY:    The Office of Natural
                                                      11. What forms of advertising,                        requirements could be placed on such                  Resources Revenue (ONRR) announces
                                                    promotion, and marketing are used to                    advertising, promotion, and marketing                 three public workshops to discuss
                                                    promote the sale of tobacco products                    to minimize its appeal to or influence                specific issues regarding the existing
                                                    through non-face-to-face exchanges?                     on minors who are exposed to it?                      royalty valuation regulations at 30 CFR
                                                      a. What are the current trends in these                  e. Would the technologies,                         parts 1202 and 1206 for coal produced
                                                    forms of advertising, promotion, and                    procedures, or other methods described                from Federal and Indian leases.
                                                    marketing?                                              in question 13d of section II.B of this               DATES: The public workshop dates and
                                                      b. Which of these forms of                            document prevent the communication                    cities are:
                                                    advertising, promotion, and marketing                   of tobacco product information to adult                  Workshop 1—October 12, 2011
                                                    are appealing to minors?                                consumers? If so, what alternatives are               (8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. mountain time) in
                                                      c. Are there themes or techniques                     available to minimize minors’ exposure                Denver, Colorado.
                                                    used in these forms of advertising,                     while still enabling tobacco product                     Workshop 2—October 18, 2011
                                                    promotion, and marketing that are                       information to be communicated to                     (8:30 a.m.–12 p.m., central time) in
                                                    appealing to minors?                                    adults?                                               St. Louis, Missouri.
                                                      12. How are the Internet, e-mail,                                                                              Workshop 3—October 20, 2011
                                                                                                               14. Given the rapid growth of social
                                                    direct mail, telephone, smartphones,                                                                          (8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. mountain time) in
                                                                                                            media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter,
                                                    and other communication technologies                                                                          Albuquerque, New Mexico.
                                                                                                            YouTube, etc.), how can minors’
                                                    used to direct tobacco product                          exposure to tobacco product advertising,              ADDRESSES: The public workshop
                                                    advertising, marketing, and promotion                   promotion, and marketing through these                locations are:
                                                    messages to specific recipients?                        types of media be restricted or                          Workshop 1—Office of Natural
                                                      a. What are the current trends in these               minimized?                                            Resources Revenue, Denver Federal
                                                    forms of advertising, promotion, and                                                                          Center, 6th Avenue and Kipling Street,
                                                    marketing?                                              III. Submission of Comments                           Building 85, Auditoriums A–D, Denver,
                                                      b. Which of these forms of                               Interested persons may submit to the               Colorado 80226, telephone number
                                                    advertising, promotion, and marketing                   Division of Dockets Management (see                   (303) 231–3585.
                                                    are appealing to minors?                                                                                         Workshop 2—Marriott St. Louis
                                                                                                            ADDRESSES) either electronic or written
                                                      c. Are there themes or techniques                                                                           Airport, 10700 Pear Tree Lane, St.
                                                                                                            comments regarding this document. It is
                                                    used in these forms of advertising,                                                                           Louis, Missouri 63134, telephone
                                                                                                            only necessary to send one set of
                                                    promotion, and marketing that are                                                                             number (314) 423–9700.
                                                                                                            comments. It is no longer necessary to
                                                    appealing to minors?                                                                                             Workshop 3—Bureau of Land
                                                                                                            send two copies of mailed comments.
                                                      d. To what extent are databases with                                                                        Management, Albuquerque District
                                                                                                            Identify comments with the docket
                                                    individual tobacco user information                                                                           Office, 435 Montano Road, NW.,
                                                                                                            number found in brackets in the
                                                    used to direct tobacco product                                                                                Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102,
                                                                                                            heading of this document. Received
                                                    advertising, marketing, and promotion                                                                         telephone number (505) 761–8700.
                                                                                                            comments may be viewed electronically
                                                    messages to specific recipients?                                                                              FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hyla
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                                                                                                            at http://www.regulations.gov or by
                                                      13. What technologies, procedures or                  visiting the Division of Dockets                      Hurst, Regulatory Specialist, Office of
                                                    other methods are currently used by the                 Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.,                 Natural Resources Revenue, P.O. Box
                                                    tobacco industry (including, but not                    Monday through Friday.                                25165, MS 61013C, Denver, Colorado
                                                    limited to, manufacturers, importers,                                                                         80225, telephone (303) 231–3495, fax
                                                                                                              Authority: The ANPRM is issued under                number (303) 233–2225, e-mail
                                                    distributors, and retailers) to restrict or             section 906 of the Federal Food, Drug, and
                                                    minimize a minor’s exposure to the                                                                            hyla.hurst@onrr.gov.
                                                                                                            Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 387f) and under the
                                                    forms of advertising, promotion, and                    authority of the Commissioner of Food and             SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The
                                                    marketing of tobacco products described                 Drugs.                                                comment period for the Advance Notice


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                                                    55838                  Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 175 / Friday, September 9, 2011 / Proposed Rules

                                                    of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) for                       issue were generally in favor of                      regulations at 30 CFR parts 1202 and
                                                    Federal and Indian coal valuation                       maintaining the status quo and basing                 1206 for oil and gas produced from
                                                    closed on July 26, 2011. The ONRR                       allowances on reasonable, actual costs.               Federal onshore and offshore oil and gas
                                                    received responses from 11 commenters                   However, ONRR invites suggestions                     leases.
                                                    representing industry, a tribe, a state, a              regarding other methodologies that                    DATES: The public workshop dates and
                                                    community group (representing several                   would simplify the determination of                   cities are:
                                                    member groups), 2 coal publications,                    transportation and washing allowances.                   Workshop 1—September 27, 2011
                                                    and 3 trade groups. We appreciate the                      The ONRR is also interested in                     (8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. central time) in
                                                    feedback and hope to obtain additional                  receiving comments on any other                       Houston, Texas.
                                                    input at the public workshops. You may                  alternative valuation methodologies that                 Workshop 2—September 29, 2011
                                                    find it helpful to review the comments                  would provide additional levels of                    (8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. eastern time) in
                                                    prior to your attendance at one of the                  clarity, efficiency, and early certainty to           Washington DC.
                                                    workshops. You may access the                           the industry and Federal Government.                     Workshop 3—October 4, 2011
                                                    comments at http://www.onrr.gov/                        In addition to the specific issues                    (8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. mountain time) in
                                                    Laws_R_D/PubComm/AA00rmpc.htm.                          identified above, we invite participants              Denver, Colorado.
                                                       As indicated in the ANPR, the                        to comment on any other significant
                                                    intention of this rulemaking process is                                                                       ADDRESSES: The public workshop
                                                                                                            issues impacting the value of Federal
                                                    to provide regulations that would (1)                                                                         locations are:
                                                                                                            and Indian coal for royalty purposes.
                                                    Offer greater simplicity, certainty,                       Executive Order 13175 requires the                    Workshop 1—JW Marriott Houston,
                                                    clarity, and consistency in production                  Federal Government to consult and                     5150 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas
                                                    valuation for mineral lessees and                       collaborate with the Indian community                 77056–5506, telephone number (713)
                                                    mineral revenue recipients; (2) be easy                 (tribes and individual Indian mineral                 961–1500.
                                                    to understand; (3) decrease industry’s                  owners) in the development of Federal                    Workshop 2—Main Interior Building,
                                                    compliance costs; and (4) provide early                 policies that impact the Indian                       1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC
                                                    certainty to industry and ONRR that                     community. The locations of the                       20240 (Yates Auditorium), telephone
                                                    companies have paid every dollar due.                   workshops were chosen to allow for                    number (202) 254–5573.
                                                       The ONRR is seeking further public                   increased participation by the Indian                    Workshop 3—Office of Natural
                                                    comment on the following issues:                        community.                                            Resources Revenue, Denver Federal
                                                       (1) Using index prices to value coal.                   We encourage stakeholders and                      Center, 6th Avenue and Kipling Street,
                                                    Commenters were mixed on the subject                    members of the public to participate.                 Building 85, Auditoriums A–D, Denver,
                                                    of using index prices to value coal.                    The workshops will be open to the                     Colorado 80226, telephone number
                                                    Some commenters noted the perceived                     public without advance registration;                  (303) 231–3585.
                                                    lack of available indices or pricing                    however, attendance may be limited to                 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hyla
                                                    mechanisms for some regions and for                     the space available at each venue. For                Hurst, Regulatory Specialist, Office of
                                                    Indian coal. If ONRR does move forward                  building security measures, each person               Natural Resources Revenue, P.O. Box
                                                    in using index prices to value coal for                 may be required to present a picture                  25165, MS 61013C, Denver, Colorado
                                                    royalty purposes on a limited basis, for                identification to gain entry to the                   80225, telephone (303) 231–3495, fax
                                                    what regions does this approach make                    meetings.                                             number (303) 233–2225, e-mail
                                                    sense?                                                                                                        hyla.hurst@onrr.gov.
                                                       (2) Examining possible alternatives for                Dated: September 2, 2011.
                                                    the use of gross proceeds to value coal                 Gregory J. Gould,                                     SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:      The
                                                    sold at arm’s-length. Commenters                        Director for Office of Natural Resources              comment period for the Advance Notice
                                                    generally provided that no changes to                   Revenue.                                              of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) for
                                                    arm’s-length valuation were necessary.                  [FR Doc. 2011–23140 Filed 9–8–11; 8:45 am]            Federal oil and gas valuation closed on
                                                    Is there any support to develop                         BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P
                                                                                                                                                                  July 26, 2011. The ONRR received
                                                    alternatives for the use of gross proceeds                                                                    responses from 19 commenters
                                                    in valuing coal sold at arm’s length?                                                                         representing states, industry, industry
                                                       (3) Examining possible alternatives to               DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR                            trade associations, and the general
                                                    improve non-arm’s-length valuation.                                                                           public. We appreciate the feedback and
                                                    Comments on this issue were mixed.                      Office of Natural Resources Revenue                   hope to obtain additional input at the
                                                    The ONRR invites more specific                                                                                public workshops. You may find it
                                                    comments on the reasons that current                    30 CFR Parts 1202 and 1206                            helpful to review the comments prior to
                                                    rules should be maintained or revised                   [Docket No. ONRR–2011–0005]                           your attendance at one of the
                                                    and other suggestions to improve non-                                                                         workshops. You may access the
                                                    arm’s-length coal valuation regulations.                RIN 1012–AA01                                         comments at http://www.onrr.gov/
                                                       (4) Examining the possible use of                                                                          Laws_R_D/PubComm/AA01rmpc.htm.
                                                                                                            Workshops To Discuss Revisions to                        As indicated in the ANPR, the
                                                    separate valuation methods for lessees
                                                                                                            Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Valuation                 intention of this rulemaking process is
                                                    that are coal cooperatives or for lessees
                                                                                                            Regulations: Advance Notice of                        to provide regulations that would (1)
                                                    that consume their coal. Comments on
                                                                                                            Proposed Rulemaking                                   Offer greater simplicity, certainty,
                                                    this issue were divided. The ONRR
                                                    invites comments on whether separate                                                                          clarity, and consistency in production
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                                                                                                            AGENCY: Office of Natural Resources
                                                    valuation methods are needed for coal                   Revenue, Interior.                                    valuation for mineral lessees and
                                                    cooperatives and lessees that consume                   ACTION: Notice of public workshops.                   mineral revenue recipients; (2) be easy
                                                    lease coal and suggestions regarding                                                                          to understand; (3) decrease industry’s
                                                    methodologies that would be                             SUMMARY:   The Office of Natural                      compliance costs; and (4) provide early
                                                    appropriate.                                            Resources Revenue (ONRR) announces                    certainty to industry and ONRR that
                                                       (5) Simplifying the methods for                      three public workshops to discuss                     companies have paid every dollar due.
                                                    determining coal transportation and                     specific issues regarding the existing                   The ONRR is seeking further public
                                                    washing allowances. Comments on this                    Federal oil and gas royalty valuation                 comment on the following issues:


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