Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Proposed Devers-Palo Verde No. 2 Transmission Line Project, 72845-72846 [E5-6975]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 7, 2005 / Notices Dated: November 30, 2005. Jeffrey Shuren, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 05–23677 Filed 12–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines; Notice of Meeting Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice; amendment. AGENCY: The Health Resources and Services Administration published a notice in the Federal Register of November 22, 2005 (70 FR 70623) announcing an Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines meeting on December 12, 2005. The document announced that the public can join the meeting by attending in person or by audio conference call. The meeting will now be held by audio conference call only. This document amends the notice by changing the place of the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cheryl Lee at 301–443–2124 or e-mail: clee@hrsa.gov. SUMMARY: Correction In the Federal Register of November 22, 2005, in FR Doc. 05–23042, on page 70623, 3rd paragraph, change to read: The meeting will be an Audio Conference Call, and to join the meeting, you may call 1–800–369–6048, and provide the password: ACCV. Dated: December 1, 2005. Tina M. Cheatham, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E5–6972 Filed 12–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency RIN 1660–ZA10 Application Period for the Assistance Program Under the 9/11 Heroes Stamp Act of 2001 Editorial Note: FR Doc. E5–6749 was originally published at page 72305 in the issue of Friday, December 2, 2005. In that publication two dates were incorrectly VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:07 Dec 06, 2005 Jkt 208001 72845 computed. The corrected document is republished below in its entirety. (The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number is 97.085.) United States Fire Administration (USFA), Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice. Dated: November 28, 2005. R. David Paulison, Acting Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E5–6749 Filed 12–1–05; 8:45 am] AGENCY: SUMMARY: The 9/11 Heroes Stamp Act of 2001 directed the United States Postal Service to issue a semipostal stamp and distribute the proceeds through the Federal Emergency Management Agency to the families of emergency relief personnel killed or permanently disabled while serving in the line of duty in connection with the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. This notice announces the application period for the Assistance Program Under the 9/11 Heroes Stamp Act of 2001. DATES: The application period for the Assistance Program Under the 9/11 Heroes Stamp Act of 2001 starts on December 2, 2005 and closes on April 3, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Olshanski, Heroes Stamp, USFA, National Emergency Training Center (NETC), 16825 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727, or call 1–866– 887–9107, or send e-mail to FEMAHeroesStamp@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 9/11 Heroes Stamp Act of 2001, Public Law 107–67, sec. 652, 115 Stat. 514 (Nov. 12, 2001) (Heroes Stamp Act), directed the United States Postal Service to issue a semipostal stamp and distribute the proceeds through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the families of emergency relief personnel killed or permanently disabled while serving in the line of duty in connection with the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. FEMA issued an interim final rule as the mechanism by which it will distribute the Heroes Stamp Act funds. See 70 FR 43214, July 26, 2005. The application period for the Assistance Program Under the 9/11 Heroes Stamp Act of 2001 starts on December 2, 2005 and closes on April 3, 2006. A copy of the application may be downloaded from http:// www.usfa.fema.gov or you may obtain a copy by writing to Heroes Stamp, USFA, NETC, 16825 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727. If you have questions, please call the toll free Helpline at 1–866–887–9107 or e-mail your questions to femaheroesstamp@dhs.gov. For further information, please see http:// www.usfa.fema.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Editorial Note: FR Doc. E5–6749 which was originally published at page 72305 in the issue of Friday, December 2, 2005 is being republished in its entirety in the issue of Wednesday, December 7, 2005 because of editing errors. [FR Doc. R5–6749 Filed 12–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA–660–1430–ER–CACA–17905] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/ Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Proposed Devers-Palo Verde No. 2 Transmission Line Project Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, (Pub. L. 91–190, 42 U.S.C. 432l et seq.), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), together with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), intend to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Devers-Palo Verde 500 kV No. 2 Transmission Line Project (DPV2), proposed by the Southern California Edison Company (SCE). The BLM is the lead Federal agency for the preparation of this EIS in compliance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The CPUC is the lead State of California agency for the preparation of this EIR in compliance with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This notice initiates the public participation and scoping processes for the EIS/EIR and also serves as an invitation for other cooperating agencies to provide comments on the scope and content of the EIS/EIR. Potential cooperating agencies include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Department of Defense, the State Historic Preservation Office, and the California Department of Fish and Game. E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 72846 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 7, 2005 / Notices Scoping meetings will be held during fall 2005. Comments on issues and planning criteria may be submitted in writing to the address listed below. All public meetings will be announced at least 15 days prior to the event through the local news media, newspapers, and these two agency Web sites: http://www.ca.blm.gov/ palmsprings and http:// www.cpuc.ca.gov/environment/info/ aspen/dpv2/ dpv2.htm. In addition to the ongoing public participation process, formal opportunities for public participation will be provided upon publication of the Draft EIS/EIR. Written comments must be postmarked no later than 30 days from the date of this notice in order to be included in the Draft EIS/ EIR. When available, the public will be provided a 60-day public review period on the Draft EIS/EIR. These documents will be made available at document repository sites listed on the previously identified agency Web sites. Contact the BLM if you would like to be included in the mailing list to receive copies of all public notices relevant to this project. ADDRESSES: Comments and other correspondence should be sent to Field Manager, Bureau of Land Management, 690 West Garnet Ave., P.O. Box 581260, North Palm Springs, CA 92258–1260 or by fax at (760) 251–4899. Documents pertinent to this proposal, including comments with the names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BLM Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office located at 690 W. Garnet Avenue, North Palm Springs, California 92258, during regular business hours of 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays, and may be published as part of the Draft EIS/EIR. 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. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. BLM will not consider anonymous comments. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have your name added to our mailing list, contact Claude Kirby, Bureau of Land Management, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, 690 West Garnet Ave, P.O. DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:31 Dec 06, 2005 Jkt 208001 Box 581260, North Palm Springs, California 92258–1260, (760) 251–4850. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Southern California Edison (SCE) is proposing to construct a new 230-mile long, 500kilovolt (kV) electrical transmission line between SCE’s Devers Substation located near Palm Springs, California, and the Harquahala Generating Station switchyard, located near the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (PVNGS) west of Phoenix, Arizona. For the most part, this portion of the project would parallel SCE’s existing Devers-Palo Verde No. 1 500kV transmission line. In addition, SCE is proposing to upgrade 48.2 miles of existing 230 kV transmission lines between the Devers Substation west to the San Bernardino and Vista Substations, located in the San Bernardino, California, vicinity. Together, the proposed 500 kV line and the 230 kV transmission facility upgrades are known as DPV2. Construction of DPV2 would add 1,200 megawatts (MW) of transmission import capacity from the southwestern United States to California, which would reduce energy costs throughout California and enhance the reliability of California’s energy supply through increased transmission infrastructure. The BLM has identified a preliminary list of issues that will need to be addressed in this analysis, including the impacts of the proposed project on visual resources, agricultural lands, air quality, plant and animal species including special status species, cultural resources, and watersheds. Other issues identified by the BLM are impacts to the public in the form of noise, traffic, accidental release of hazardous materials, and impacts to urban, residential, and recreational areas. Members of the public are invited to identify additional issues and concerns to be addressed. Gail Acheson, Field Manager. [FR Doc. E5–6975 Filed 12–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO501–1431–EQ; COC–68431] Notice of Realty Action: NonCompetitive Lease of Public Land in Fremond County, CO Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has determined that approximately 0.055 acres of public land in Fremont County, Colorado, is suitable for lease pursuant to Section 302 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1732). DATES: Interested parties may submit comments for a period of January 23, 2006. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the Field Manager, Royal George Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, ˜ 3170 East Main Street, Canon City, Colorado 81212. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindell Greer, Realty Specialist, BLM Royal Gorge Field Office, (719) 269– 8532. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM has examined a parcel of public land, containing approximately 0.055 acres and described as a metes and bounds parcel in the SW1⁄4SW1⁄4 of section 33, T. 50 N., R. 11 E., New Mexico Principal Meridian, Fremont County, Colorado, and determined that it is suitable for lease pursuant to Section 302 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1732), using noncompetitive lease procedures as provided in 43 CFR 2920.5–4(b). The lands are presently used for seasonal occupancy purposes. The BLM proposes to grant the current occupant Charles E. Afeman, a non-assignable life-estate lease to authorize the existing seasonal occupancy and use. The lease, if issued, would be for not less than fair market value and be to all valid existing rights and the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and applicabl regulations of the Secretary of the Interior. Upon relinquishment or cancellation of the lease, or death of the lessee, the lease would terminate, the existing improvements would be removed, and the land would be restored to its natural condition. Issuing a non-assignable, life-estate lease for this public land parcel is consistent with the Royal Gorge Resource Management Plan (May 1996). Publication of this notice will initiate public review, consultation, and collaboration for this proposed land use authorization. Detailed information concerning the proposed action is available for review at the Royal Gorge Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 3170 East Main Street, ˜ Canon City, Colorado 81212, or by telephoning Lindell Greer, Realty Specialist, at (719) 269–8532. Interested parties may submit comment to the Field Manager, Royal E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 234 (Wednesday, December 7, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72845-72846]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-6975]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[CA-660-1430-ER-CACA-17905]


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS)/Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Proposed Devers-Palo 
Verde No. 2 Transmission Line Project

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, as amended, (Pub. L. 91-190, 42 U.S.C. 432l et seq.), notice is 
hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), together with 
the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), intend to prepare a 
joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/
EIR) for the Devers-Palo Verde 500 kV No. 2 Transmission Line Project 
(DPV2), proposed by the Southern California Edison Company (SCE). The 
BLM is the lead Federal agency for the preparation of this EIS in 
compliance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy 
Act (NEPA). The CPUC is the lead State of California agency for the 
preparation of this EIR in compliance with the requirements of the 
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
    This notice initiates the public participation and scoping 
processes for the EIS/EIR and also serves as an invitation for other 
cooperating agencies to provide comments on the scope and content of 
the EIS/EIR. Potential cooperating agencies include the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, the Department of Defense, the State Historic 
Preservation Office, and the California Department of Fish and Game.

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DATES: Scoping meetings will be held during fall 2005. Comments on 
issues and planning criteria may be submitted in writing to the address 
listed below. All public meetings will be announced at least 15 days 
prior to the event through the local news media, newspapers, and these 
two agency Web sites: http://www.ca.blm.gov/palmsprings and http://
www.cpuc.ca.gov/environment/info/aspen/dpv2/dpv2.htm. In addition to 
the ongoing public participation process, formal opportunities for 
public participation will be provided upon publication of the Draft 
EIS/EIR. Written comments must be postmarked no later than 30 days from 
the date of this notice in order to be included in the Draft EIS/EIR. 
When available, the public will be provided a 60-day public review 
period on the Draft EIS/EIR. These documents will be made available at 
document repository sites listed on the previously identified agency 
Web sites. Contact the BLM if you would like to be included in the 
mailing list to receive copies of all public notices relevant to this 
project.

ADDRESSES: Comments and other correspondence should be sent to Field 
Manager, Bureau of Land Management, 690 West Garnet Ave., P.O. Box 
581260, North Palm Springs, CA 92258-1260 or by fax at (760) 251-4899. 
Documents pertinent to this proposal, including comments with the names 
and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at 
the BLM Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office located at 690 W. Garnet 
Avenue, North Palm Springs, California 92258, during regular business 
hours of 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
holidays, and may be published as part of the Draft EIS/EIR. 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. Such requests will be honored to the 
extent allowed by law. BLM will not consider anonymous comments. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have 
your name added to our mailing list, contact Claude Kirby, Bureau of 
Land Management, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, 690 West Garnet 
Ave, P.O. Box 581260, North Palm Springs, California 92258-1260, (760) 
251-4850.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Southern California Edison (SCE) is 
proposing to construct a new 230-mile long, 500-kilovolt (kV) 
electrical transmission line between SCE's Devers Substation located 
near Palm Springs, California, and the Harquahala Generating Station 
switchyard, located near the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station 
(PVNGS) west of Phoenix, Arizona. For the most part, this portion of 
the project would parallel SCE's existing Devers-Palo Verde No. 1 500kV 
transmission line. In addition, SCE is proposing to upgrade 48.2 miles 
of existing 230 kV transmission lines between the Devers Substation 
west to the San Bernardino and Vista Substations, located in the San 
Bernardino, California, vicinity. Together, the proposed 500 kV line 
and the 230 kV transmission facility upgrades are known as DPV2. 
Construction of DPV2 would add 1,200 megawatts (MW) of transmission 
import capacity from the southwestern United States to California, 
which would reduce energy costs throughout California and enhance the 
reliability of California's energy supply through increased 
transmission infrastructure. The BLM has identified a preliminary list 
of issues that will need to be addressed in this analysis, including 
the impacts of the proposed project on visual resources, agricultural 
lands, air quality, plant and animal species including special status 
species, cultural resources, and watersheds. Other issues identified by 
the BLM are impacts to the public in the form of noise, traffic, 
accidental release of hazardous materials, and impacts to urban, 
residential, and recreational areas. Members of the public are invited 
to identify additional issues and concerns to be addressed.

Gail Acheson,
Field Manager.
[FR Doc. E5-6975 Filed 12-6-05; 8:45 am]
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