Notice of Invitation: Coal Exploration License Application WAOR 60818, 9377-9378 [05-3629]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 37 / Friday, February 25, 2005 / Notices debris and/or obstacles that pose a public health or safety risk, and other atypical circumstances requiring beach access (e.g., boat groundings, downed aircraft, etc.); and (6) routine beach cleaning. Other substantive changes to the original HCP that are currently proposed by the Applicant include: (1) A reduction in the amount and type of biological data to be collected for monitoring; (2) a 200-foot expansion of public beach driving in the existing HCP Region 3 Transitional Beach Driving Area; (3) the removal of the light management program as a formal component of HCP mitigation; (4) the addition of funding and operation of a sea turtle rehabilitation facility as a formal component of HCP mitigation; (5) the implementation of an expanded county-wide sea turtle public awareness and education program; (6) the construction and operation of a sea bird rehabilitation facility at the Marine Science Center in the vicinity of Ponce de Leon Inlet; (7) the implementation of annual piping plover surveys within designated critical habitat; and (8) the restoration of 400 linear feet of dune habitat. Except for the changes identified above, the Applicant proposes to continue implementation of all minimization and mitigation measures outlined in the original HCP. Generally, these measures include: (1) Year-round closure of 18.92 miles of beach to public vehicular access; (2) establishment of a year-round 30-foot conservation zone (i.e., no public vehicle entry) and daytime only driving on 11.65 miles of beach; (3) establishment of a year-round 15-foot conservation zone and daytime only driving on 5.04 miles of beach; (4) annual training of County beach management staff; (5) implementation of a public education program; and (6) implementation of a vehicle rut removal program. The Service has made a preliminary determination that renewal of the ITP is not a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of section 102(2)(C) of NEPA. This preliminary information may be revised due to public comment received in response to this notice and is based on information contained in the EA and HCP. The Service will evaluate the HCP and comments submitted thereon to determine whether the application meets the issuance criteria requirements of section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act. By conducting an intra-Service section 7 consultation the Service will also evaluate whether issuance of the section VerDate jul<14>2003 19:31 Feb 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 10(a)(1)(B) ITP would comply with section 7 of the Act. The results of this consultation, in combination with the above findings, will be used in the final analysis to determine whether or not to issue the ITP for the five species of sea turtle and the piping plover. Dated: January 31, 2005. Cynthia K. Dohner, Acting Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 05–3647 Filed 2–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Notice of Meeting of the Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting cancellation. SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. I), this notice announces the cancellation of a meeting of the Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group (TAMWG). The TAMWG affords stakeholders the opportunity to give policy, management, and technical input concerning Trinity River restoration efforts to the Trinity Management Council. The meeting was scheduled to be held March 1, 2005 at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall, 101 Memorial Lane, Weaverville, CA 96001. This meeting will be rescheduled at a later date. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Long of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office, 1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, California 95521, (707) 822–7201. Mike Long is the committee’s Designated Federal Official. For background information and questions regarding the Trinity River Restoration Program, please contact Douglas Schleusner, Executive Director, Trinity River Restoration Program, P.O. Box 1300, 1313 South Main Street, Weaverville, California 96093, (530) 623–1800. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: February 22, 2005. Ken McDermond, Acting Manager, California/Nevada Operations Office, Sacramento, CA. [FR Doc. 05–3757 Filed 2–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–M PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9377 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [OR–958–1320–FL; HAG–05–0010; WAOR– 60818] Notice of Invitation: Coal Exploration License Application WAOR 60818 Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of invitation. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Members of the public are invited to participate with Transalta Centralia Mining LLC in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in Lewis County, Washington. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office, P.O. Box 2965, Portland, OR 97208. Documents may be viewed at the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office at 333 SW. 1st Avenue, Portland, Oregon. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denny Seymour, Mining Engineer, at (503) 808–6041 or Tina Seibert, Land Law Examiner, at (503) 808–6166, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 2(b) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, by section 4 of the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, 30 U.S.C. 201(b) (2000), all interested parties are invited to participate with Transalta Centralia Mining LLC in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America and is described as follows: Willamette Meridian, T. 14 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 8, E1⁄2SW1⁄4. The area described contains 80.00 acres in Lewis County. Any party electing to participate in this exploration program shall notify, in writing, both the Oregon/Washington State Director, Bureau of Land Management at the address above and the Transalta Centralia Mining LLC, at 913 Big Hanaford Road, Centralia, Washington 98531. Such written notice must refer to serial number WAOR– 60818 and be received no later than March 28, 2005 or 10 calendar days after the last publication of this notice in the Centralia Chronicle newspaper, whichever is later. This notice will be published once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in the newspaper. The proposed exploration program is fully described and will be conducted E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 9378 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 37 / Friday, February 25, 2005 / Notices pursuant to an exploration plan to be approved by the Bureau of Land Management. The exploration plan, as submitted by Transalta Centralia Mining LLC, is available for public inspection at the Bureau of Land Management office at the street address above during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday. This notice is published in the Federal Register pursuant to 43 CFR 3410.2–1(c)(1). Dated: October 26, 2004. Robert D. DeViney, Jr., Chief, Branch of Realty and Records Services. [FR Doc. 05–3629 Filed 2–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–060–3809] Notice of Availability: Pipeline/South Pipeline Pit Expansion Project Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Cooperating Agency: Nevada Department of Wildlife. ACTION: Notice of availability of the Pipeline/South Pipeline Pit Expansion Project final supplemental environmental impact statement. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations found at 40 CFR parts 1500–1508, notice is hereby given of the availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) for comment, prepared by the Battle Mountain Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The FSEIS analyzes the environmental effects of the Proposed Action, Complete Backfill Alternative, No Backfill Alternative, and the No Action Alternative. DATES: Written comments must be postmarked or otherwise delivered by 4:30 p.m. (Pacific Time Zone) by no later than 30 days after the date that the Environmental Protection Agency publishes this Notice in the Federal Register. A limited number of copies of the FSEIS may be obtained at the Battle Mountain BLM Field Office. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Pam Jarnecke, Battle Mountain Field Office, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, Nevada 89820. VerDate jul<14>2003 19:31 Feb 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 Comments, including names and addresses or respondents, will be available for public review at the above address during regular business hours, Monday–Friday, excluding holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. However, we will not consider anonymous comments. Such requests to withhold your name or street address from public review will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or business, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives of officials of organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety. The FSEIS is available at the Battle Mountain Field Office at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pam Jarnecke, Battle Mountain BLM at (775) 635–4144. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Cortez Gold Mines (CGM) proposes to expand its current gold mining operations 30 miles southeast of Battle Mountain, Nevada. The proposed Pit Expansion Project would not result in an increase in surface disturbance beyond the 7,676 acres previously approved. Actions associated with the Project would consist of the following: expand the South Pipeline open pit to the east, southeast, and southwest; increase the depth of the Pipeline/South Pipeline open pit; use resulting waste rock as backfill into portions of the Pipeline/ South Pipeline open pit; increase the height of the approved South Area Heap Leach pad from a height of 250 feet to 300 feet above ground surface; increase the approved Area 28 tailings and heap leach facility height from 250 feet to 300 feet above ground surface; construct an additional waste rock dump on the backfilled portion of the open pit; construct the 125-acre Gap waste rock dump; increase the approved mining rate from an average 150,000 tons per day (tpd) with a maximum of 250,000 tpd to an average of 350,000 tpd with a maximum of 500,000 tpd; translocate waste rock within the Pipeline/South Pipeline open pit, including portions of the expanded open pit; conduct certain activities at the approved Cortez facility without modification to the facility; install ground water extraction wells (ground water extraction from the existing and planned wells would not exceed the approved annualized average rate of 34,500 gallons per minute); close PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the existing Gold Acres heap leach facility and move the ore to the South Area heap leach facility for further processing; and continue management of mine dewatering as outlined in the Pipeline Infiltration Plan and South Pipeline EIS. The proposed additional development of the South Pipeline ore deposit would provide up to seven additional years of mining and processing. The combined life of the Pipeline Project, the South Pipeline Project and the Proposed Action would be up to 25 years. Gerald M. Smith, Field Manager. [FR Doc. 05–3628 Filed 2–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–020–1990–EX] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and To Initiate the Public Scoping Process Bureau of Land Management; Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2) (c) of the National Environmental PolicyAct (NEPA) of 1969, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, notice is hereby given that the Winnemucca Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is initiating the preparation of an EIS to analyze a proposed silver and gold mine expansion, closure, and reclamation plan as proposed by Coeur Rochester, Inc. (CRI), in Plan of Operations Amendment 7 for the Coeur Rochester Mine, located in Pershing County, Nevada. DATES: The public scoping period will commence with the publication of this notice and will end 30 days after publication. Public meetings will be announced through the local news media, and a BLM Web site at least 15 days prior to the event. Comments should be received on or before the end of the scoping period at the address listed below. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the Winnemucca Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 5100 East Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, Nevada 89445, via fax at (775) 623–1503 or online at: http://www.nv.blm.gov/ winnemucca. Comments, including names and addresses of respondents will be available for public review at the E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[OR-958-1320-FL; HAG-05-0010; WAOR-60818]


Notice of Invitation: Coal Exploration License Application WAOR 
60818

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of invitation.

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SUMMARY: Members of the public are invited to participate with 
Transalta Centralia Mining LLC in its program for the exploration of 
coal deposits owned by the United States of America in Lewis County, 
Washington.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to the Bureau of Land Management, 
Oregon State Office, P.O. Box 2965, Portland, OR 97208.
    Documents may be viewed at the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon 
State Office at 333 SW. 1st Avenue, Portland, Oregon.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denny Seymour, Mining Engineer, at 
(503) 808-6041 or Tina Seibert, Land Law Examiner, at (503) 808-6166, 
Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 2(b) of the Mineral 
Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, by section 4 of the Federal Coal 
Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, 30 U.S.C. 201(b) (2000), all interested 
parties are invited to participate with Transalta Centralia Mining LLC 
in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United 
States of America and is described as follows:

Willamette Meridian,

T. 14 N., R. 10 W.,
    Sec. 8, E\1/2\SW\1/4\.

    The area described contains 80.00 acres in Lewis County.

    Any party electing to participate in this exploration program shall 
notify, in writing, both the Oregon/Washington State Director, Bureau 
of Land Management at the address above and the Transalta Centralia 
Mining LLC, at 913 Big Hanaford Road, Centralia, Washington 98531. Such 
written notice must refer to serial number WAOR-60818 and be received 
no later than March 28, 2005 or 10 calendar days after the last 
publication of this notice in the Centralia Chronicle newspaper, 
whichever is later. This notice will be published once a week for two 
(2) consecutive weeks in the newspaper.
    The proposed exploration program is fully described and will be 
conducted

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pursuant to an exploration plan to be approved by the Bureau of Land 
Management. The exploration plan, as submitted by Transalta Centralia 
Mining LLC, is available for public inspection at the Bureau of Land 
Management office at the street address above during regular business 
hours (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday.
    This notice is published in the Federal Register pursuant to 43 CFR 
3410.2-1(c)(1).

    Dated: October 26, 2004.
Robert D. DeViney, Jr.,
Chief, Branch of Realty and Records Services.
[FR Doc. 05-3629 Filed 2-24-05; 8:45 am]
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