Humboldt Project Conveyance, Pershing, Churchill and Lander Counties, NV, 58744 [05-20187]

Download as PDF 58744 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 194 / Friday, October 7, 2005 / Notices individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of Pacific Lutheran University also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact David R. Huelsbeck, Anthropology Department, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA 98447, telephone (253) 535–7196, before November 7, 2005. Repatriation of the human remains to the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Pacific Lutheran University is responsible for notifying the the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; and Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington that this notice has been published. Dated: September 1, 2005. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 05–20199 Filed 10–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [FES 05–29] Humboldt Project Conveyance, Pershing, Churchill and Lander Counties, NV Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS). AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act 102(2) of 1969, the Bureau of Reclamation has prepared a FEIS for the Humboldt Project Conveyance, Pershing, Churchill, and Lander Counties, Nevada. The FEIS assesses the impacts of conveying title of the Humboldt Project (Project) and associated lands to the Pershing County Water Conservation District (PCWCD), State of Nevada, Lander County and Pershing County. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:27 Oct 06, 2005 Jkt 208001 The action is needed to comply with Title VIII of Pub. L. 107–282 which directs Reclamation to transfer title of the Project to the entities listed above. DATES: Reclamation will not make a decision on the proposed action until at least 30 days after release of the FEIS. At the end of the 30-day period, Reclamation will complete a Record of Decision (ROD). The ROD will state the action that will be implemented and will discuss all factors leading to the decision. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the document, please call (775) 884–8352, or write or e-mail Caryn Huntt DeCarlo, Bureau of Reclamation, Lahontan Basin Area Office, 705 N Plaza, Room 320, Carson City, NV 89701, or e-mail chunttdecarlo@mp.usbr.gov. The FEIS is accessible from the following Web site: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/ nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=550. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement was published in the Federal Register on February 26, 2003. A Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was published in the Federal Register on January 28, 2005 (70 FR 4149). The written comment period on the DEIS ended on March 28, 2005. The FEIS contains responses to all comments received and reflects comments and any additional information received during the review period. The Project is located along the Humboldt River in northwestern Nevada. Reclamation began Project construction in 1935 and in 1941 the first water was delivered to agricultural lands in the Lovelock Valley from storage in Rye Patch Reservoir. PCWCD assumed operation of the Project in 1941. PCWCD has had several Project repayment contracts with Reclamation that have all been repaid. Project features include Battle Mountain Community Pasture, Rye Patch Dam and Reservoir, and the Humboldt Sink. Battle Mountain Community Pasture, located near Battle Mountain, is approximately 30,000 acres and is managed for grazing by the PCWCD under a lease agreement with Reclamation. Rye Patch Reservoir is located 26 miles upstream from Lovelock, is 21 miles in length, and has a capacity of 190,000 acre-feet. The State of Nevada manages the recreation at the reservoir under a management agreement with Reclamation and the PCWCD. The Humboldt Sink is also part of the Project and is managed by the State of Nevada under a management agreement with Reclamation. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Public Comment Availability Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home address from public disclosure, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There may also be circumstances in which we would withhold a respondent’s identity from public disclosure, as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public disclosure in their entirety. Dated: August 30, 2005. Kirk C. Rodgers, Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 05–20187 Filed 10–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation, Shasta and Tehama Counties, CA AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and notice of public scoping meetings. ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Bureau of Reclamation proposes to prepare an EIS for the Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation (SLWRI). Authorization for the investigation comes from Pub. L. 96–375, 1980; which directs the Secretary of the Interior to engage in feasibility studies related to enlarging Shasta Dam and Reservoir. Other directing legislation includes Title 34 of Pub. L. 102–575, the Central Valley Project Improvement Act and Pub. L. 108–137, the Energy and Water Development Act. In addition, enlargement of Shasta Dam was identified in the CALFED Programmatic Environmental Impact Report/Statement and Record of Decision (ROD) and in Pub. L. 108–361, the CALFED Bay-Delta authority. A series of public scoping meetings will be held to solicit public input on the scope of the environmental document, alternatives, concerns, and DATES: E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[FES 05-29]


Humboldt Project Conveyance, Pershing, Churchill and Lander 
Counties, NV

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the final environmental impact 
statement (FEIS).

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act 102(2) of 
1969, the Bureau of Reclamation has prepared a FEIS for the Humboldt 
Project Conveyance, Pershing, Churchill, and Lander Counties, Nevada. 
The FEIS assesses the impacts of conveying title of the Humboldt 
Project (Project) and associated lands to the Pershing County Water 
Conservation District (PCWCD), State of Nevada, Lander County and 
Pershing County. The action is needed to comply with Title VIII of Pub. 
L. 107-282 which directs Reclamation to transfer title of the Project 
to the entities listed above.

DATES: Reclamation will not make a decision on the proposed action 
until at least 30 days after release of the FEIS. At the end of the 30-
day period, Reclamation will complete a Record of Decision (ROD). The 
ROD will state the action that will be implemented and will discuss all 
factors leading to the decision.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the document, 
please call (775) 884-8352, or write or e-mail Caryn Huntt DeCarlo, 
Bureau of Reclamation, Lahontan Basin Area Office, 705 N Plaza, Room 
320, Carson City, NV 89701, or e-mail chunttdecarlo@mp.usbr.gov. The 
FEIS is accessible from the following Web site: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/
nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=550.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A Notice of Intent to prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement was published in the Federal Register on 
February 26, 2003. A Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement (DEIS) was published in the Federal Register on 
January 28, 2005 (70 FR 4149). The written comment period on the DEIS 
ended on March 28, 2005. The FEIS contains responses to all comments 
received and reflects comments and any additional information received 
during the review period.
    The Project is located along the Humboldt River in northwestern 
Nevada. Reclamation began Project construction in 1935 and in 1941 the 
first water was delivered to agricultural lands in the Lovelock Valley 
from storage in Rye Patch Reservoir. PCWCD assumed operation of the 
Project in 1941. PCWCD has had several Project repayment contracts with 
Reclamation that have all been repaid. Project features include Battle 
Mountain Community Pasture, Rye Patch Dam and Reservoir, and the 
Humboldt Sink. Battle Mountain Community Pasture, located near Battle 
Mountain, is approximately 30,000 acres and is managed for grazing by 
the PCWCD under a lease agreement with Reclamation. Rye Patch Reservoir 
is located 26 miles upstream from Lovelock, is 21 miles in length, and 
has a capacity of 190,000 acre-feet. The State of Nevada manages the 
recreation at the reservoir under a management agreement with 
Reclamation and the PCWCD. The Humboldt Sink is also part of the 
Project and is managed by the State of Nevada under a management 
agreement with Reclamation.

Public Comment Availability

    Our practice is to make comments, including names and home 
addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual 
respondents may request that we withhold their home address from public 
disclosure, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There 
may also be circumstances in which we would withhold a respondent's 
identity from public disclosure, as allowable by law. If you wish us to 
withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at 
the beginning of your comment. We will make all submissions from 
organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying 
themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or 
businesses, available for public disclosure in their entirety.

    Dated: August 30, 2005.
Kirk C. Rodgers,
Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 05-20187 Filed 10-6-05; 8:45 am]
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