Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG), Notice of Meeting, 6035-6036 [05-2142]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 23 / Friday, February 4, 2005 / Notices Hand-Deliver: Miles City Field Office, 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, Montana. Comments on issues and planning criteria may also be submitted to the BLM at any public scoping meeting. Documents pertinent to the Miles City Field Office RMP may be examined at the Miles City Field Office, 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, MT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Bloom, Project Manager, Bureau of Land Management, Miles City Field Office, 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, MT, telephone (406) 233–2852. Web site questions may be directed to WebSiteAdmin@milescityrmp.com. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The approved RMP will replace the existing Big Dry and Powder River RMPs as the document guiding land and resource management decisions on BLMadministered lands and minerals in the planning area. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis and alternatives. These issues also guide the planning process. The BLM will work collaboratively with interested parties to identify the management options that are best suited to local, regional, and national needs and concerns. Public land management within the planning area is currently guided by the Big Dry RMP and the Powder River RMP, completed in 1996 and 1985, respectively. The intent of the planning process is to analyze and update land and resource management objectives within the planning area. The planning area includes all of the BLM-administered surface (2,785,000 acres) and mineral (11,725,000 acres) estate managed by the Miles City Field Office in Carter, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, McCone, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sheridan, Treasure, Wibaux and portions of Big Horn and Valley counties. The public will assist the BLM in identifying the issues. Preliminary issues and management concerns have been identified by BLM personnel and other agencies, and in meetings with individuals and user groups. The RMP will consider resource options that are scientifically sound, legally defensible and sustainable. Examples of preliminary issues include the need to provide access to significant energy sources and communication sites, the continuation of grazing activities, maximizing use of public lands in species recovery and habitat conservation, and the need to provide adequate facilities for safe recreation VerDate jul<14>2003 18:52 Feb 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 and visitation on the public lands. Topics to be addressed in the RMP will include vegetation; forestry and timber; special status species; water quality and quantity; travel management; all special management area designations; livestock grazing; fluid mineral leasing, including for coal bed natural gas; solid minerals; recreational uses; right-of-way corridor planning and land authorizations; land tenure adjustment information and access needs; and Native American concerns. Management concerns include air quality, cultural resources, paleontological resources, social and economic concerns, environmental justice, and wildfire management. BLM will also consider compatibility with management plans for adjacent lands. BLM is also extending a call for coal resource information and any information regarding resources which may affect the leasing of Federal coal or be affected by the leasing of Federal coal. Resource information pertinent to any other BLM resource management activities is also requested. The RMP and EIS will be prepared by an interdisciplinary team with specialists for recreation, fisheries, biology, archeology, air quality, wildlife, realty, geology and mining, and range management. Please note that comments and information submitted regarding this RMP, including names, e-mail addresses, and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review and disclosure at the above address. BLM will not accept anonymous comments. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. Individuals who wish to withhold their name or street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act must state this prominently at the beginning of their written comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety. Dated: January 5, 2005. David McIlnay, Field Manager. [FR Doc. 05–2111 Filed 2–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6035 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG), Notice of Meeting Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Adaptive Management Program (AMP) was implemented as a result of the Record of Decision on the Operation of Glen Canyon Dam Final Environmental Impact Statement to comply with consultation requirements of the Grand Canyon Protection Act (Pub. L. 102–575) of 1992. The AMP includes a federal advisory committee (AMWG), a technical work group (TWG), a monitoring and research center, and independent review panels. The AMWG makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior concerning Glen Canyon Dam operations and other management actions to protect resources downstream of Glen Canyon Dam consistent with the Grand Canyon Protection Act. The TWG is a subcommittee of the AMWG and provides technical advice and recommendations to the AMWG. Date and Location: The AMWG will conduct the following public meeting: Phoenix, Arizona—March 2–3, 2005. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. on the first day and will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. on the second day. The meeting will be held at the Arizona Department of Water Resources, 500 N. Third Street, Conference Rooms A&B, Phoenix, Arizona. Agenda: The purpose of the meeting will be to review the Fiscal Year 2004 budget expenditures, the FY06 Draft Budget and Work Plan, updates on plans currently in development, and other monitoring and research reports. Other topics of discussion will include status of the Colorado River Basin Fund, Programmatic Agreement membership, basin hydrology, the Humpback Chub Comprehensive Plan, public outreach, environmental compliance progress on proposed actions, as well as other administrative and resource issues pertaining to the AMP. Time will be allowed for any individual or organization wishing to make formal oral comments (limited to 5 minutes) at the meeting. To allow full consideration of information by the AMWG members, written notice must be provided to Dennis Kubly, Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office, 125 South State Street, Room E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1 6036 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 23 / Friday, February 4, 2005 / Notices 6107, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84138; telephone (801) 524–3715; faxogram (801) 524–3858; e-mail at dkubly@uc.usbr.gov at least five (5) days prior to the meeting. Any written comments received will be provided to the AMWG and TWG members. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis Kubly, telephone (801) 524– 3715; faxogram (801) 524–3858; or via email at dkubly@uc.usbr.gov. Dated: January 24, 2005. Randall V. Peterson, Manager, Environmental Resources Division, Upper Colorado Regional Office, Salt Lake City, Utah. [FR Doc. 05–2142 Filed 2–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Black Mesa and Kayenta Mines, Lifeof-Mine Plans and Water Supply Project, Coconino, Navajo, and Mohave Counties, AZ, and Clark County, NV Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Extension of the scoping comment period for an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is extending the scoping comment period for the Black Mesa Project environmental impact statement (EIS). The Black Mesa Project includes Peabody Western Coal Company’s proposed operation and reclamation plans for the Black Mesa and Kayenta coal mines; the Coal Slurry Preparation Plant at the Black Mesa Mine; the reconstruction of the 273-mile long Coal Slurry Pipeline across northern Arizona from the Coal Slurry Preparation Plant to the Mohave Generating Station (electrical) in Laughlin, Nevada; the construction and operation of water wells in the Coconino aquifer (Caquifer) northwest of Winslow, Arizona; and construction and operation of a water supply pipeline running about 120 miles across the Navajo and Hopi Reservations from the wells to the Coal Slurry Preparation Plant. DATES: Written comments must be received by OSM by 4 p.m. on March 4, 2005, to ensure consideration in the preparation of the draft EIS. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted in writing or by e-mail. At the VerDate jul<14>2003 18:52 Feb 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 top of your letter or in the subject line of your e-mail message, please indicate that the comments are ‘‘BMK EIS Comments.’’ • E-mail comments should be sent to: BMK-EIS@osmre.gov. • Written comments sent by firstclass or priority U.S. Postal Service should be mailed to: Richard Holbrook, Chief, Southwest Branch, OSM WRCC, P.O. Box 46667, Denver, Colorado 80201–6667 • Comments delivered by U.S. Postal Service Express Mail or by courier service should be sent to: Richard Holbrook, Chief, Southwest Branch OSM WRCC, 1999 Broadway, Suite 3320, Denver, Colorado 80202–5733 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Holbrook, Chief, Southwest Branch, Program Support Division, OSM Western Regional Coordinating Center, by telephone at (303) 844–1400, extension 1491, or by e-mail at BMKEIS@osmre.gov. On December 1, 2004, OSM published in the Federal Register a notice of intent to prepare an EIS for the Black Mesa Project and to hold public scoping meetings (69 FR 69951). OSM held eight scoping meetings to solicit public comments on the scope of the EIS and significant issues that should be addressed in the EIS. Due to the complex nature of the project and numerous concerns expressed during the scoping meetings, OSM is extending the scoping comment period. The Black Mesa Project includes Peabody Western Coal Company’s proposed operation and reclamation plans for the Black Mesa and Kayenta coal mines; the Coal Slurry Preparation Plant at the Black Mesa Mine; the reconstruction of the 273-mile long Coal Slurry Pipeline across northern Arizona from the Coal Slurry Preparation Plant to the Mohave Generating Station (electrical) in Laughlin, Nevada; the construction and operation of water wells in the Coconino aquifer (Caquifer) northwest of Winslow, Arizona; and construction and operation of a water supply pipeline running about 120 miles across the Navajo and Hopi Reservations from the wells to the Coal Slurry Preparation Plant. At www.wrcc.osmre.gov/bmk-eis, interested persons may view information about the proposed projects. In accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations for implementing NEPA, 40 CFR Parts 1500 through 1508, OSM solicits public comments on the scope of the EIS and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 significant issues that it should address in the EIS. Written comments, including email comments, should be sent to OSM at the addresses given in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Comments should be specific and pertain only to the issues relating to the proposals. OSM will include all comments in the administrative record. If you would like to be placed on the mailing list to receive future information, please contact the person listed in the section, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, above. OSM will make comments, including names and addresses of respondents, available for public review during normal business hours. OSM will not consider anonymous comments. If individual respondents request confidentiality, OSM will honor their requests to the extent allowable by law. Individual respondents who wish to withhold their name or address (except for the city or town) from public review must state this prominently at the beginning of their comments and must submit their comments by regular mail. All submissions from organizations or businesses and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses will be available for public review in their entirety. Dated: January 27, 2005. Allen D. Klein, Regional Director, Western Regional Coordinating Center. [FR Doc. 05–2180 Filed 2–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–05–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–101 (Second Review)] Greige Polyester/Cotton Printcloth From China United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Revised schedule for the subject review. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: January 28, 2005. Gail Burns (202–205–2501), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 23 (Friday, February 4, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6035-6036]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-2142]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG), Notice of 
Meeting

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Adaptive Management Program (AMP) was implemented as a 
result of the Record of Decision on the Operation of Glen Canyon Dam 
Final Environmental Impact Statement to comply with consultation 
requirements of the Grand Canyon Protection Act (Pub. L. 102-575) of 
1992. The AMP includes a federal advisory committee (AMWG), a technical 
work group (TWG), a monitoring and research center, and independent 
review panels. The AMWG makes recommendations to the Secretary of the 
Interior concerning Glen Canyon Dam operations and other management 
actions to protect resources downstream of Glen Canyon Dam consistent 
with the Grand Canyon Protection Act. The TWG is a subcommittee of the 
AMWG and provides technical advice and recommendations to the AMWG.
    Date and Location: The AMWG will conduct the following public 
meeting:
    Phoenix, Arizona--March 2-3, 2005. The meeting will begin at 10 
a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. on the first day and will begin at 8 a.m. 
and conclude at 3 p.m. on the second day. The meeting will be held at 
the Arizona Department of Water Resources, 500 N. Third Street, 
Conference Rooms A&B, Phoenix, Arizona.
    Agenda: The purpose of the meeting will be to review the Fiscal 
Year 2004 budget expenditures, the FY06 Draft Budget and Work Plan, 
updates on plans currently in development, and other monitoring and 
research reports. Other topics of discussion will include status of the 
Colorado River Basin Fund, Programmatic Agreement membership, basin 
hydrology, the Humpback Chub Comprehensive Plan, public outreach, 
environmental compliance progress on proposed actions, as well as other 
administrative and resource issues pertaining to the AMP.
    Time will be allowed for any individual or organization wishing to 
make formal oral comments (limited to 5 minutes) at the meeting. To 
allow full consideration of information by the AMWG members, written 
notice must be provided to Dennis Kubly, Bureau of Reclamation, Upper 
Colorado Regional Office, 125 South State Street, Room

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6107, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84138; telephone (801) 524-3715; faxogram 
(801) 524-3858; e-mail at dkubly@uc.usbr.gov at least five (5) days 
prior to the meeting. Any written comments received will be provided to 
the AMWG and TWG members.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis Kubly, telephone (801) 524-
3715; faxogram (801) 524-3858; or via e-mail at dkubly@uc.usbr.gov.

    Dated: January 24, 2005.
Randall V. Peterson,
Manager, Environmental Resources Division, Upper Colorado Regional 
Office, Salt Lake City, Utah.
[FR Doc. 05-2142 Filed 2-3-05; 8:45 am]
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