Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Seminoe Road Gas Development Project, 71169-71170 [05-23064]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 226 / Friday, November 25, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–030–1310–DB] Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Seminoe Road Gas Development Project Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Seminoe Road Gas Development Project DEIS that analyzes the environmental consequences of a proposed coalbed natural gas development and production operation in south central Wyoming. DATES: The DEIS will be available for review and comment for 60 calendar days from the date the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes its NOA in the Federal Register. The BLM can best use comments and resource information if they are submitted by or before close of business the day of the end of the comment and review period. If you are uncertain as to what constitutes acceptable comment format or when comments are due, please contact the Project Leader or the Rawlins Field Office at the address below. A copy of the DEIS was sent to affected Federal, State, and local government agencies and to interested parties. The document may also be available electronically on the following Web site: http://www.wy.blm.gov/nepa/ nepadocs.htm. Copies of the DEIS will be available for public inspection at the following locations: • Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003. • Bureau of Land Management, Rawlins Field Office, 1300 N. Third Street, Rawlins, Wyoming 82301. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Simons, Project Leader, BLM Rawlins Field Office, 1300 N. Third Street, Rawlins, WY 82301. Requests for information may be sent electronically to: rawlins_wymail@blm.gov with ‘‘Attention: Seminoe Road DEIS Information Request’’ in the subject line. Mr. Simons may also be reached at (307) 328–4328. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dudley & Associates, LLC (the Operators) propose to explore and develop natural gas resources from coal beds within their existing leases within the Seminoe Road ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:11 Nov 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 Project Area. The project is located approximately 20 miles northeast of Rawlins, Wyoming near Seminoe Reservoir, Townships 21–24 North, Ranges 84–86 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Carbon County. The Operators will drill up to 1,240 wells on up to 785 well pad sites over the next 30 to 40 years. Depending on geologic conditions, well density would range from two wells per 640 acres to four wells per 640 acres. Forty-nine percent of the approximately 137,000 surface acre area is public land administered primarily by the BLM. Of the remaining project area surface, 49 percent is privately owned and less than 2 percent is owned and administered by the State of Wyoming. The Federal mineral estate ownership pattern is the same as the surface ownership pattern. Currently, approximately 18 gas wells operate within the Seminoe Road Project Area from a pilot project drilled in 2001. The Operators propose to drill up to 1,240 additional wells over the next 30 to 40 years. The BLM published its Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Seminoe Road Gas Development Project in the Federal Register on March 13, 2003. Based upon issues and concerns identified during scoping and during the development of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis, the Seminoe Road DEIS focuses on individual and cumulative impacts to air quality, biological and physical resources, transportation, and socio-economics factors. In compliance with section 7(c) of the Endangered Species Act, as amended, the DEIS includes a biological assessment that identifies endangered or threatened species which may be affected by the Proposed Action. This DEIS assesses the effects of implementing the proposed action at the scale presented by the project proponent. Subsequent site-specific development proposals would be submitted to the BLM in the form of Applications to Drill (APD). A NEPA analysis of the, APDs would be conducted and analyzed to address site specific effects using best management practices. These site-specific environmental analyses would be tiered to this EIS. The Seminoe Road DEIS analyzes four alternatives in detail: 1. Alternative A, the No Action alternative. This means the project as proposed would not be approved; 2. Alternative B, the proposed action, with produced water from coalbed natural gas drilling and production PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71169 discharged into ephemeral stream courses; 3. Alternative C, the proposed action, modified to provide for produced water discharge in the North Platte River system using pipelines, aqueducts, or other water transportation features; and 4. Alternative D, the proposed action, with produced water re-injected into underground aquifers. Agency Preferred Alternative: BLM’s preferred alternative is Alternative C. The proposed action is to proceed with field development through establishing 785 well pad sites, drilling up to 1,240 natural gas wells, developing access roads and siting pipelines and other ancillary facilities (gas processing plant, compressor stations, water disposal sites, etc.). The proposed action identifies the drilling of multiple wells from a single pad and well completion in multiple coal formations. Produced water would be released into surface drainages running into the North Platte River. How To Submit Comments Comments must be submitted using one of the following methods: 1. Comments may be electronically mailed to rawlins_wymail@blm.gov with ‘‘Attention: Seminoe Road Project Manager’’ in the subject line, and avoiding the use of special characters or any form of encryption. If you do not receive a confirmation from our system that your comment has been received, please contact David Simons, Project Manager, Rawlins Field Office, (307) 328–4328; 2. Written comments may be mailed directly or delivered to the BLM at: Seminoe Road DEIS, Project Manager, Bureau of Land Management Rawlins Field Office, 1300 N. Third Street, P.O. Box 2407, Rawlins, WY 82301; and 3. Comments may be sent via telefax to the BLM, Attn: David Simons, at (307) 328–4224. To be given consideration by BLM, all DEIS comments must include the commenter’s name and street address. BLM’s practice is to make all comments, including the names and street addresses of each respondent, available for public review at the BLM office listed above during business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except for Federal holidays. Your comments may be published as part of the EIS process. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or street address or both from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comments. E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 71170 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 226 / Friday, November 25, 2005 / Notices Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. BLM will not consider anonymous comments. All submissions from organizations or businesses will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. Dated: November 15, 2005. Martin G. Griffith, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. 05–23064 Filed 11–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Inv. No. 337–TA–553] In the Matter of Certain NAND Flash Memory Devices and Products Containing Same; Notice of Investigation Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and in section 210.10 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2005). U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of investigation pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 20, 2005, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Hynix Semiconductor Inc. of Korea; Hynix Semiconductor America Inc. of San Jose, California; and Hynix Semiconductor Manufacturing America Inc. of Eugene, Oregon. A supplement was filed on November 8, 2005. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain NAND flash memory devices and products containing same by reason of infringement of claims 1–5 of U.S. Patent No. 5,509,995, and claim 6 of U.S. Patent No. 5,869,404. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a permanent exclusion order and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, is available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Room 112, Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202–205–2000. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:11 Nov 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202–205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at http:// www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven R. Pedersen, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone 202–205–2781. Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on November 17, 2005, Ordered That: (1) Pursuant to subsection (b) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, an investigation be instituted to determine whether there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain NAND flash memory devices or products containing same by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 1–5 of U.S. Patent No. 5,509,995, or claim 6 of U.S. Patent No. 5,869,404, and whether an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. (2) For the purpose of the investigation so instituted, the following are hereby named as parties upon which this notice of investigation shall be served: (a) The complainants are: Hynix Semiconductor Inc., San 136–1, Ami-Ri Bubal-eub Ichon-Si, Kyoungki-do, Korea 467–860. Hynix Semiconductor America Inc., 3101 North First Street, San Jose, California 95134. Hynix Semiconductor Manufacturing America Inc., 1830 Willow Creek, Eugene, Oregon 97402. (b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the complaint is to be served: Toshiba Corporation, 1–1, Shibaura 1–Chome, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105–8001, Japan. PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., 19900 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 400, Irvine, California 92612. Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., 9740 Irvine Blvd., Irvine, California 92618. Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C., 82 Totowa Road, Wayne, New Jersey 07470. (c) Steven R. Pedersen, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436, who shall be the Commission investigative attorney, party to this investigation; and (3) For the investigation so instituted, the Honorable Sidney Harris is designated as the presiding administrative law judge. Responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation must be submitted by the named respondents in accordance with section 210.13 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.13. Pursuant to 19 CFR 201.16(d) and 210.13(a), such responses will be considered by the Commission if received not later than 20 days after the date of service by the Commission of the complaint and the notice of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation will not be granted unless good cause therefor is shown. Failure of a respondent to file a timely response to each allegation in the complaint and in this notice may be deemed to constitute a waiver of the right to appear and contest the allegations of the complaint and this notice, and to authorize the administrative law judge and the Commission, without further notice to the respondents, to find the facts to be as alleged in the complaint and this notice and to enter a final determination containing such findings, and may result in the issuance of a limited exclusion order or cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent. By order of the Commission. Issued: November 18, 2005. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 05–23249 Filed 11–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 226 (Friday, November 25, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WY-030-1310-DB]


Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement 
for the Seminoe Road Gas Development Project

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability 
of the Seminoe Road Gas Development Project DEIS that analyzes the 
environmental consequences of a proposed coalbed natural gas 
development and production operation in south central Wyoming.

DATES: The DEIS will be available for review and comment for 60 
calendar days from the date the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
publishes its NOA in the Federal Register. The BLM can best use 
comments and resource information if they are submitted by or before 
close of business the day of the end of the comment and review period. 
If you are uncertain as to what constitutes acceptable comment format 
or when comments are due, please contact the Project Leader or the 
Rawlins Field Office at the address below.

ADDRESSES: A copy of the DEIS was sent to affected Federal, State, and 
local government agencies and to interested parties. The document may 
also be available electronically on the following Web site: http://
www.wy.blm.gov/nepa/nepadocs.htm. Copies of the DEIS will be available 
for public inspection at the following locations:
     Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 
Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003.
     Bureau of Land Management, Rawlins Field Office, 1300 N. 
Third Street, Rawlins, Wyoming 82301.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Simons, Project Leader, BLM 
Rawlins Field Office, 1300 N. Third Street, Rawlins, WY 82301. Requests 
for information may be sent electronically to: rawlins_wymail@blm.gov 
with ``Attention: Seminoe Road DEIS Information Request'' in the 
subject line. Mr. Simons may also be reached at (307) 328-4328.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dudley & Associates, LLC (the Operators) 
propose to explore and develop natural gas resources from coal beds 
within their existing leases within the Seminoe Road Project Area. The 
project is located approximately 20 miles northeast of Rawlins, Wyoming 
near Seminoe Reservoir, Townships 21-24 North, Ranges 84-86 West, Sixth 
Principal Meridian, Carbon County.
    The Operators will drill up to 1,240 wells on up to 785 well pad 
sites over the next 30 to 40 years. Depending on geologic conditions, 
well density would range from two wells per 640 acres to four wells per 
640 acres.
    Forty-nine percent of the approximately 137,000 surface acre area 
is public land administered primarily by the BLM. Of the remaining 
project area surface, 49 percent is privately owned and less than 2 
percent is owned and administered by the State of Wyoming. The Federal 
mineral estate ownership pattern is the same as the surface ownership 
pattern. Currently, approximately 18 gas wells operate within the 
Seminoe Road Project Area from a pilot project drilled in 2001. The 
Operators propose to drill up to 1,240 additional wells over the next 
30 to 40 years.
    The BLM published its Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIS) for the Seminoe Road Gas Development Project in 
the Federal Register on March 13, 2003. Based upon issues and concerns 
identified during scoping and during the development of National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis, the Seminoe Road DEIS focuses 
on individual and cumulative impacts to air quality, biological and 
physical resources, transportation, and socio-economics factors. In 
compliance with section 7(c) of the Endangered Species Act, as amended, 
the DEIS includes a biological assessment that identifies endangered or 
threatened species which may be affected by the Proposed Action.
    This DEIS assesses the effects of implementing the proposed action 
at the scale presented by the project proponent. Subsequent site-
specific development proposals would be submitted to the BLM in the 
form of Applications to Drill (APD). A NEPA analysis of the, APDs would 
be conducted and analyzed to address site specific effects using best 
management practices. These site-specific environmental analyses would 
be tiered to this EIS.
    The Seminoe Road DEIS analyzes four alternatives in detail:
    1. Alternative A, the No Action alternative. This means the project 
as proposed would not be approved;
    2. Alternative B, the proposed action, with produced water from 
coalbed natural gas drilling and production discharged into ephemeral 
stream courses;
    3. Alternative C, the proposed action, modified to provide for 
produced water discharge in the North Platte River system using 
pipelines, aqueducts, or other water transportation features; and
    4. Alternative D, the proposed action, with produced water re-
injected into underground aquifers.
    Agency Preferred Alternative: BLM's preferred alternative is 
Alternative C.
    The proposed action is to proceed with field development through 
establishing 785 well pad sites, drilling up to 1,240 natural gas 
wells, developing access roads and siting pipelines and other ancillary 
facilities (gas processing plant, compressor stations, water disposal 
sites, etc.). The proposed action identifies the drilling of multiple 
wells from a single pad and well completion in multiple coal 
formations. Produced water would be released into surface drainages 
running into the North Platte River.

How To Submit Comments

    Comments must be submitted using one of the following methods:
    1. Comments may be electronically mailed to rawlins_wymail@blm.gov 
with ``Attention: Seminoe Road Project Manager'' in the subject line, 
and avoiding the use of special characters or any form of encryption. 
If you do not receive a confirmation from our system that your comment 
has been received, please contact David Simons, Project Manager, 
Rawlins Field Office, (307) 328-4328;
    2. Written comments may be mailed directly or delivered to the BLM 
at: Seminoe Road DEIS, Project Manager, Bureau of Land Management 
Rawlins Field Office, 1300 N. Third Street, P.O. Box 2407, Rawlins, WY 
82301; and
    3. Comments may be sent via telefax to the BLM, Attn: David Simons, 
at (307) 328-4224.
    To be given consideration by BLM, all DEIS comments must include 
the commenter's name and street address.
    BLM's practice is to make all comments, including the names and 
street addresses of each respondent, available for public review at the 
BLM office listed above during business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), 
Monday through Friday, except for Federal holidays. Your comments may 
be published as part of the EIS process. Individual respondents may 
request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or street 
address or both from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom 
of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of 
your written comments.

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Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. BLM will 
not consider anonymous comments. All submissions from organizations or 
businesses will be made available for public inspection in their 
entirety.

    Dated: November 15, 2005.
Martin G. Griffith,
Acting State Director.
[FR Doc. 05-23064 Filed 11-23-05; 8:45 am]
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