Environmental Documents Prepared for Proposed Oil and Gas Operations on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), 9966-9967 [05-3915]

Download as PDF 9966 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 39 / Tuesday, March 1, 2005 / Notices search for ‘‘Programmatic Environmental Assessment of StructureRemoval Operations on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf’’ or select it from the ‘‘Projects Open for Comment’’ menu. 2. Written comments may be enclosed in an envelope labeled ‘‘Comments on Structure-Removal Operations EA/ FONSI’’ and mailed to the above address. 3. Comments may be sent to the MMS e-mail address: environment@mms.gov. All comments received will be considered in the decisionmaking process for structure-removal operations. EA Availability: To obtain a copy of the EA, you may contact the Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, Attention: Public Information Office (MS 5034), 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 114, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394 (1– 800–200–GULF). You my also view the EA on the MMS Web site at http:// www.gomr.mms.gov. Dated: November 22, 2004. Chris C. Oynes, Regional Director, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. [FR Doc. 05–3914 Filed 2–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Environmental Documents Prepared for Proposed Oil and Gas Operations on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) AGENCY: Minerals Management Service, Interior. Notice of the Availability of Environmental Documents. Prepared for OCS Mineral Proposals on the Gulf of Mexico OCS. ACTION: SUMMARY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), in accordance with Federal Regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), announces the availability of NEPArelated Site-Specific Environmental Assessments (SEA) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI), prepared by MMS for the following oil and gas activities proposed on the Gulf of Mexico OCS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Public Information Unit, Information Services Section at the number below. Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, Attention: Public Information Office (MS 5034), 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 114, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394, or by calling 1–800–200–GULF. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: MMS prepares SEAs and FONSIs for proposals that relate to exploration for and the development/production of oil and gas resources on the Gulf of Mexico OCS. These SEAs examine the potential environmental effects of activities described in the proposals and present MMS conclusions regarding the significance of those effects. Environmental Assessments are used as a basis for determining whether or not approval of the proposals constitutes major Federal actions that significantly affect the quality of the human environment in the sense of NEPA Section 102(2)(C). A FONSI is prepared in those instances where MMS finds that approval will not result in significant effects on the quality of the human environment. The FONSI briefly presents the basis for that finding and includes a summary or copy of the SEA. This notice constitutes the public notice of availability of environmental documents required under the NEPA Regulations. This listing includes all proposals for which the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region prepared a FONSI in the period subsequent to publication of the preceding notice. Activity/operator Location Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Supplemental Exploration Plan SEA S– 6495. Viosca Knoll, Block 204, Lease OCS–G 04921 & Block 248, Lease OCS–G 25054, located 31 miles from the nearest Alabama shoreline. East Cameron, Block 220, Lease OCS–G 03323, located 64 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Located in the central Gulf of Mexico ........................................ Stone Energy Corporation, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 04–141. BP Exploration & Production, Inc., Geological & Geophysical Exploration Plan, SEA L04–63. Comstock Offshore, LLC, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 04– 138, 04–139, 04–140. NCX Company, LLC, Structure Removal SEA 04–116, 04–117 Shell Exploration & Production Company, Geological & Geophysical Exploration Plan for Western Geco, SEA L04–64. Fugro Multi-Client Services, Inc., Geological & Geophysical Exploration Plan for Fugro GeoTeam AS, SEA T04–20. Comstock Offshore, LLC, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 04– 145. J.M. Huber Corporation, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 04– 142. Shell Offshore, Inc., Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 04–144 ... Southern Natural Gas Company, Structure Removal SEA ES/ SR 04–147. Remington Oil & Gas Corporation, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 04–146. TDC Energy, LLC, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 04–152 ..... CGG Americas, Inc., Geological & Geophysical Exploration Plan SEA L04–68. Veritas DGC Corporation, Geological & Geophysical Exploration Plan SEA T04–26. Marlin Energy Offshore, LLC, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 04–148, 04–149. VerDate jul<14>2003 14:21 Feb 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Date 10/4/2004 10/6/2004 10/6/2004 Ship Shoal; Blocks 113, 119, 120; Leases OCS 00067, 00069, 00038; located 13 to 17 miles south of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. High Island East (South), Block A270, Lease OCS–G 02724, located 85 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline.. Located in the central Gulf of Mexico east of Galveston, Texas 10/12/2004 Located in the central Gulf of Mexico ........................................ 10/20/2004 Ship Shoal, Block 118, Lease OCS–00068, located 18 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. West Cameron, Block 249, OCS–G 03499, located 42 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Brazos, Block A19, Lease OCS–G 03936, located 38 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Main Pass (South and East Addition), Block 293, Lease ROW OCS–G 01906, located 26 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Vermilion, Block 117, Lease OCS–G 22618, located 30 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. South Timbalier, Block 99, Lease OCS–G 10825, located 25 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Located in the central Gulf of Mexico ........................................ 10/28/2004 Located in the western Gulf of Mexico ...................................... 12/6/2004 South Timbalier, Block 21, Lease OCS–00263, located 5 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. 12/6/2004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 10/6/2004 10/14/2004 10/28/2004 11/1/2004 11/9/2004 11/9/2004 12/1/2004 12/6/2004 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 39 / Tuesday, March 1, 2005 / Notices Activity/operator Location Marlin Energy Offshore, LLC, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 04–150, 04–151. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Initial Exploration Plan, SEA N–8236. Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Initial Exploration Plan SEA N–8241 ...... South Timbalier, Block 28, Lease OCS–G 01362, located 5 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Lloyd Ridge, Blocks 94 & 95, OCS–G 23462 & 23463, located in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Main Pass, Block 221, Lease OCS–G 26163, located 62 miles from the nearest Alabama shoreline. South Timbalier, Block 112, Lease OCS–G 10828, located 25 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. West Cameron, Block 280, Lease OCS–G 00911, located 60 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Main Pass, Block 98, Lease OCS–G 05694, located 38 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Located in the central Gulf of Mexico ........................................ TDC Energy, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 04–153 .............. SPN Resources, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 04–143 ........ Forest Oil Corporation, Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 99– 027A. WesternGeco, Geological & Geophysical Exploration Plan for Total SEA L04–70. Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Initial Exploration Plan SEA N–8251 ...... Fugro GeoServices, Inc., Geological & Geophysical Exploration Plan SEA L04–72. Veritas DGC Corporation, Geological & Geophysical Exploration Plan SEA T04–28. Persons interested in reviewing environmental documents for the proposals listed above or obtaining information about SEAs and FONSIs prepared for activities on the Gulf of Mexico OCS are encouraged to contact MMS at the address or telephone listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Dated: January 14, 2005. Chris C. Oynes, Regional Director, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. [FR Doc. 05–3915 Filed 2–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project (Restoration Project) Tehama and Shasta Counties, CA Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of draft supplemental environmental impact statement/revised environmental impact report (Draft SEIS/REIR). AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), CEQ NEPA Regulations (40 CFR 1502.9[c][1]), and Public Resources Code, sections 21000– 21177 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15088.5 of the CEQA Guidelines, the Bureau of Reclamation the lead Federal agency, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), a cooperating Federal agency, and the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), the VerDate jul<14>2003 14:21 Feb 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 Frm 00058 Date 12/6/2004 12/7/2004 12/8/2004 12/8/2004 12/8/2004 12/9/2004 12/10/2004 Viosca Knoll, Block 248, Lease OCS–G 25054, located 31 miles from the nearest Alabama shoreline. Located in the central Gulf of Mexico south of Patterson, LA ... 12/14/2004 Located in the western Gulf of Mexico east of Galveston, TX .. 12/28/2004 lead State agency, have made available for public review and comment a Draft SEIS/REIR for the Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project (Restoration Project). The notice of availability of the original joint Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report) (Draft EIS/EIR) and notice of public workshop and notice of public hearing was published in the Federal Register on Friday July 18, 2003 (68 FR 42758). Numerous comments addressing a wide range of issues were received on the Draft EIS/EIR, with some warranting circulation of supplemental/revised information to the original joint environmental document. The Draft SEIS/REIR will disclose a new environmental analysis and propose mitigation regarding the increased risk of fish disease infection at private aquaculture facilities through the increase of naturally-spawning Battle Creek salmon and steelhead species under the Restoration Project. In addition, the Draft SEIS/REIR will disclose the potentially significant environmental effects of spreading certain harmful fish diseases from Battle Creek via private trout aquaculture operations that transfer trout from facilities in the Project Area to other State waters. The Draft SEIS/REIR will also disclose information regarding the 8 Dam Removal alternative and its dismissal from further consideration. DATES: Public comments on the Draft SEIS/REIR should be submitted on or before April 29, 2005, to both Ms. Mary Marshall and Mr. Jim Canaday at the addresses below. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the Draft SEIS/REIR should be addressed to Ms. Mary Marshall, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, PO 00000 9967 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12/28/2004 Sacramento, CA 95825 (e-mail: mmarshall@mp.usbr.gov); and Mr. Jim Canaday, State Water Resources Control Board, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 (e-mail: jcanaday@waterrights.swrcb.ca.gov). Requests for a compact disk or a bound copy of the Draft SEIS/REIR should be addressed to Dr. Rosemary Stefani, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, telephone: (916) 978–5309, or e-mail: rstefani@mp.usbr.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Mary Marshall at (916) 978–5248, TDD (916) 978–5608, e-mail: mmarshall@mp.usbr.gov or Mr. Jim Canaday at (916) 341–5308, e-mail: jcanaday@waterrights.swrcb.ca.gov. SUPPLMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the Draft SEIS/REIR are available for public review at the following locations: • Tehama County Library, 645 Madison, Red Bluff, CA 96080, (530) 527–0604 • Shasta County Library, 1855 Shasta Street, Redding, CA 96001, (530) 225– 5769 • Susanville Library, Lassen County, 1618 Main Street, Susanville, CA 96130, (530) 251–8127 • Bureau of Reclamation, Red Bluff Field Office, 22500 Altube Avenue, Red Bluff, CA 96080, (530) 529–3890 • Bureau of Reclamation, Office of Public Affairs, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825–1898, (916) 978–5100 • Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO 80225, (303) 445–2072 • Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240–0001 E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 39 (Tuesday, March 1, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9966-9967]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-3915]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service


Environmental Documents Prepared for Proposed Oil and Gas 
Operations on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of the Availability of Environmental Documents. Prepared 
for OCS Mineral Proposals on the Gulf of Mexico OCS.

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SUMMARY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), in accordance with Federal 
Regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA), announces the availability of NEPA-related Site-Specific 
Environmental Assessments (SEA) and Findings of No Significant Impact 
(FONSI), prepared by MMS for the following oil and gas activities 
proposed on the Gulf of Mexico OCS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Public Information Unit, Information 
Services Section at the number below. Minerals Management Service, Gulf 
of Mexico OCS Region, Attention: Public Information Office (MS 5034), 
1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 114, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123-
2394, or by calling 1-800-200-GULF.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: MMS prepares SEAs and FONSIs for proposals 
that relate to exploration for and the development/production of oil 
and gas resources on the Gulf of Mexico OCS. These SEAs examine the 
potential environmental effects of activities described in the 
proposals and present MMS conclusions regarding the significance of 
those effects. Environmental Assessments are used as a basis for 
determining whether or not approval of the proposals constitutes major 
Federal actions that significantly affect the quality of the human 
environment in the sense of NEPA Section 102(2)(C). A FONSI is prepared 
in those instances where MMS finds that approval will not result in 
significant effects on the quality of the human environment. The FONSI 
briefly presents the basis for that finding and includes a summary or 
copy of the SEA.
    This notice constitutes the public notice of availability of 
environmental documents required under the NEPA Regulations.
    This listing includes all proposals for which the Gulf of Mexico 
OCS Region prepared a FONSI in the period subsequent to publication of 
the preceding notice.

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         Activity/operator                Location             Date
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Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Supplemental  Viosca Knoll, Block        10/4/2004
 Exploration Plan SEA S-6495.        204, Lease OCS-G
                                     04921 & Block 248,
                                     Lease OCS-G 25054,
                                     located 31 miles
                                     from the nearest
                                     Alabama shoreline.
Stone Energy Corporation,           East Cameron, Block        10/6/2004
 Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 04-     220, Lease OCS-G
 141.                                03323, located 64
                                     miles from the
                                     nearest Louisiana
                                     shoreline.
BP Exploration & Production, Inc.,  Located in the             10/6/2004
 Geological & Geophysical            central Gulf of
 Exploration Plan, SEA L04-63.       Mexico.
Comstock Offshore, LLC, Structure   Ship Shoal; Blocks         10/6/2004
 Removal SEA ES/SR 04-138, 04-139,   113, 119, 120;
 04-140.                             Leases OCS 00067,
                                     00069, 00038;
                                     located 13 to 17
                                     miles south of
                                     Terrebonne Parish,
                                     Louisiana.
NCX Company, LLC, Structure         High Island East          10/12/2004
 Removal SEA 04-116, 04-117.         (South), Block
                                     A270, Lease OCS-G
                                     02724, located 85
                                     miles from the
                                     nearest Texas
                                     shoreline..
Shell Exploration & Production      Located in the            10/14/2004
 Company, Geological & Geophysical   central Gulf of
 Exploration Plan for Western        Mexico east of
 Geco, SEA L04-64.                   Galveston, Texas.
Fugro Multi-Client Services, Inc.,  Located in the            10/20/2004
 Geological & Geophysical            central Gulf of
 Exploration Plan for Fugro          Mexico.
 GeoTeam AS, SEA T04-20.
Comstock Offshore, LLC, Structure   Ship Shoal, Block         10/28/2004
 Removal SEA ES/SR 04-145.           118, Lease OCS-
                                     00068, located 18
                                     miles from the
                                     nearest Louisiana
                                     shoreline.
J.M. Huber Corporation, Structure   West Cameron, Block       10/28/2004
 Removal SEA ES/SR 04-142.           249, OCS-G 03499,
                                     located 42 miles
                                     from the nearest
                                     Louisiana shoreline.
Shell Offshore, Inc., Structure     Brazos, Block A19,         11/1/2004
 Removal SEA ES/SR 04-144.           Lease OCS-G 03936,
                                     located 38 miles
                                     from the nearest
                                     Louisiana shoreline.
Southern Natural Gas Company,       Main Pass (South and       11/9/2004
 Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 04-     East Addition),
 147.                                Block 293, Lease
                                     ROW OCS-G 01906,
                                     located 26 miles
                                     from the nearest
                                     Louisiana shoreline.
Remington Oil & Gas Corporation,    Vermilion, Block           11/9/2004
 Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 04-     117, Lease OCS-G
 146.                                22618, located 30
                                     miles from the
                                     nearest Louisiana
                                     shoreline.
TDC Energy, LLC, Structure Removal  South Timbalier,           12/1/2004
 SEA ES/SR 04-152.                   Block 99, Lease OCS-
                                     G 10825, located 25
                                     miles from the
                                     nearest Louisiana
                                     shoreline.
CGG Americas, Inc., Geological &    Located in the             12/6/2004
 Geophysical Exploration Plan SEA    central Gulf of
 L04-68.                             Mexico.
Veritas DGC Corporation,            Located in the             12/6/2004
 Geological & Geophysical            western Gulf of
 Exploration Plan SEA T04-26.        Mexico.
Marlin Energy Offshore, LLC,        South Timbalier,           12/6/2004
 Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 04-     Block 21, Lease OCS-
 148, 04-149.                        00263, located 5
                                     miles from the
                                     nearest Louisiana
                                     shoreline.

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Marlin Energy Offshore, LLC,        South Timbalier,           12/6/2004
 Structure Removal SEA ES/SR 04-     Block 28, Lease OCS-
 150, 04-151.                        G 01362, located 5
                                     miles from the
                                     nearest Louisiana
                                     shoreline.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation,     Lloyd Ridge, Blocks        12/7/2004
 Initial Exploration Plan, SEA N-    94 & 95, OCS-G
 8236.                               23462 & 23463,
                                     located in the
                                     eastern Gulf of
                                     Mexico.
Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Initial       Main Pass, Block           12/8/2004
 Exploration Plan SEA N-8241.        221, Lease OCS-G
                                     26163, located 62
                                     miles from the
                                     nearest Alabama
                                     shoreline.
TDC Energy, Structure Removal SEA   South Timbalier,           12/8/2004
 ES/SR 04-153.                       Block 112, Lease
                                     OCS-G 10828,
                                     located 25 miles
                                     from the nearest
                                     Louisiana shoreline.
SPN Resources, Structure Removal    West Cameron, Block        12/8/2004
 SEA ES/SR 04-143.                   280, Lease OCS-G
                                     00911, located 60
                                     miles from the
                                     nearest Louisiana
                                     shoreline.
Forest Oil Corporation, Structure   Main Pass, Block 98,       12/9/2004
 Removal SEA ES/SR 99-027A.          Lease OCS-G 05694,
                                     located 38 miles
                                     from the nearest
                                     Louisiana shoreline.
WesternGeco, Geological &           Located in the            12/10/2004
 Geophysical Exploration Plan for    central Gulf of
 Total SEA L04-70.                   Mexico.
Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Initial       Viosca Knoll, Block       12/14/2004
 Exploration Plan SEA N-8251.        248, Lease OCS-G
                                     25054, located 31
                                     miles from the
                                     nearest Alabama
                                     shoreline.
Fugro GeoServices, Inc.,            Located in the            12/28/2004
 Geological & Geophysical            central Gulf of
 Exploration Plan SEA L04-72.        Mexico south of
                                     Patterson, LA.
Veritas DGC Corporation,            Located in the            12/28/2004
 Geological & Geophysical            western Gulf of
 Exploration Plan SEA T04-28.        Mexico east of
                                     Galveston, TX.
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    Persons interested in reviewing environmental documents for the 
proposals listed above or obtaining information about SEAs and FONSIs 
prepared for activities on the Gulf of Mexico OCS are encouraged to 
contact MMS at the address or telephone listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section.

    Dated: January 14, 2005.
Chris C. Oynes,
Regional Director, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region.
[FR Doc. 05-3915 Filed 2-28-05; 8:45 am]
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