Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Imperial Irrigation District's Desert Southwest Transmission Line Project, California, 76325-76326 [E5-7761]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 246 / Friday, December 23, 2005 / Notices received from individuals, including names and addresses, become part of the official public record. Requests for such comments will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act and the Council on Environmental Quality’s NEPA regulations [40 CFR 1506.6 (f)], and other Service and Departmental policies and procedures. Dated: October 11, 2005. Geoffrey L. Haskett, Acting Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Albuquerque, New Mexico. [FR Doc. E5–7773 Filed 12–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Fee-to-Trust Transfer From the Oneida Indian Nation of New York to the Bureau of Indian Affairs of 17,370 Acres of Land in Oneida and Madison Counties, NY AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, (615) 564–6701. Please include your name, return address and the caption, ‘‘DEIS Scoping Comments, Oneida Indian Nation of New York Trust Acquisition Project,’’ on the first page of your written comments. The January 10, 2006, public scoping meeting will be held in Oneida County at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School, 5275 State Route 31, Verona, New York 13478. The January 11, 2006, meeting will be held in Madison County at Oneida High School, 560 Seneca Street, Oneida, New York 13421. Additional information concerning the trust land application will be available for public review online at http://www.oneidanationtrust.net and at the following locations during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, except holidays: Oneida Nation Annex Building, 579A Main Street, Oneida, New York 13421 (business hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.); Oneida City Hall, 109 N. Main Street, Downstairs Basement Room, Oneida, New York 13421; and Town of Verona Town Hall, 6600 Germany Road, Back Conference Room, Durhamville, New York 13054. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Interior. ACTION: Notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as lead agency, with the cooperation of the Oneida Indian Nation (Nation), intends to gather the information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the taking into trust of 17,370 acres of land currently held in fee by the Nation. The purpose of the proposed action is to help ensure the Nation’s cultural preservation, selfdetermination, self-sufficiency and economic independence as a federally recognized Indian tribe by securing the properties into its trust land base. This notice also announces public scoping meetings in Oneida and Madison Counties, New York, to identify potential issues and content for inclusion in the EIS. DATES: Written comments on the scope of the EIS or implementation of the proposal must arrive by January 23, 2006. The public scoping meetings will be held January 10, 2006, and January 11, 2006, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., or until the last public comment is received. ADDRESSES: You may mail, hand carry or telefax written comments to Franklin Keel, Regional Director, Eastern Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 545 Marriott Drive, Suite 700, Nashville, Tennessee 37214, Telefax SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Dec 22, 2005 Kurt G. Chandler, (615) 564–6832. Jkt 208001 The EIS will assess the environmental consequences of BIA approval of the proposed transfer of 17,370 acres, in several non-contiguous parcels currently held in fee by the Nation in Oneida and Madison Counties, New York, into trust status for the benefit of the Nation. The parcels being considered for the fee-to-trust transfer include gaming and resort properties, including the Turning Stone Casino resort in Verona, New York, housing for Nation members, health care facilities, government offices, commercial enterprises such as marinas, service stations and convenience stores, vacant and undeveloped lands and lands used for traditional Iroquois agriculture, for livestock and for hunting and fishing. The EIS will analyze all pertinent environmental, social and economic attributes of the affected environment and potential environmental consequences of taking the lands into trust. The BIA has so far identified infrastructure (including schools), socioeconomics (including taxes, employment, income, population and housing) and cumulative effects as key issues for analysis in the EIS. The range of issues may be further expanded, based on comments received in response to this notice and at the public scoping meetings. PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76325 Public Comment Availability Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at all of the mailing addresses shown in the ADDRESSES section (except those for the public meetings) during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (unless otherwise shown), Monday through Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or 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. We will not, however, consider anonymous comments. All submissions from organizations or businesses and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. Authority This notice is published in accordance with section 1503.1 of the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508) implementing the procedural requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), and the Department of Interior Manual (516 DM 1–6), and is in the exercise of authority delegated to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by 209 DM 8. Dated: December 16, 2005. Michael D. Olsen, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E5–7787 Filed 12–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–02–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA–660–1430–ER–CACA–44491] Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Imperial Irrigation District’s Desert Southwest Transmission Line Project, California Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR). AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 76326 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 246 / Friday, December 23, 2005 / Notices SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321–4347, and 40 CFR Part 1500, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces that the Final EIS/EIR for the Imperial Irrigation District’s (IID) Desert Southwest Transmission Line Project is available for a thirty (30) day public review and comment period. DATES: The public is provided 30 days for review and comment after the date that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes its Notice of Availability for this document in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any of several methods. You may mail comments to: Gail Acheson, Field Manager, Bureau of Land Management, Palm Springs—South Coast Field Office, 690 W. Garnet Ave., P.O. Box 581260, North Palm Springs, CA 92258. You may also comment via the Internet to: dgomez@ca.blm.gov. Please include in the subject line: ‘‘Final EIS/ EIR, Desert Southwest Transmission Line Project’’ and your name and return address in your Internet message. If you do not receive a confirmation that we have received your Internet message, contact Diane Gomez at (760) 251–4852. You may also hand-deliver comments to: Palm Springs—South Coast Field Office, 690 W. Garnet Avenue, North Palm Springs, CA 92258. Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home address from the record, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which we would withhold from the record a respondent’s identity, 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. However, we will not consider anonymous comments. 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 inspection in their entirety. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Gomez at (760) 251–4852 or email: dgomez@ca.blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Final EIS/EIR assesses the environmental effects of constructing, operating and maintaining a 500 kilovolt (kV) electrical transmission line from an area near Blythe, California, to the Southern VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Dec 22, 2005 Jkt 208001 California Edison Company’s Devers Substation, located several miles north of Palm Springs, California. Four alternatives and several minor variations to these alternatives are also considered. A Record of Decision for the proposed project will be prepared following the review of the final EIS. A copy of the Final EIS/EIR is available for review and comment via the Internet at http://www.ca.blm.gov/palmsprings. Electronic (on CD–ROM) and paper copies may also be obtained by contacting Diane Gomez at the aforementioned addresses and phone number. Dated: September 26, 2005. Elena Misquez, Acting Field Manager. [FR Doc. E5–7761 Filed 12–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, UTU76247 December 20, 2005. AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Under the provisions of section 371(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the lessee, Energy Minerals, Inc., timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease UTU76247 in Uintah County, Utah. The lessee paid the required rental accruing from the date of termination, April 1, 2002. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $5 per acre and 162⁄3 percent. The lessee paid the $500 administration fee for the reinstatement of the lease and $155 cost for publishing this Notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per section 31(e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188(e)). We are proposing to reinstate the lease, effective the date of termination subject to: • The original terms and conditions of the lease; • The increased rental of $5 per acre; • The increased royalty of 162⁄3 percent; and • The $155 cost of publishing this Notice. PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David H. Murphy, Acting Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals at (801) 539–4122. David H. Murphy, Acting Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals. [FR Doc. E5–7760 Filed 12–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DK–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested 30-day notice of information collection under review: State Court Processing Statistics, 2006. ACTION: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 70, Number 191, page 57896 on October 4, 2005, allowing for a 60-day comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until January 23, 2006. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice, especially the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally, comments may be submitted to OMB via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[CA-660-1430-ER-CACA-44491]


Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Imperial 
Irrigation District's Desert Southwest Transmission Line Project, 
California

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement/ 
Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR).

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[[Page 76326]]

SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347, and 40 CFR Part 1500, the Bureau 
of Land Management (BLM) announces that the Final EIS/EIR for the 
Imperial Irrigation District's (IID) Desert Southwest Transmission Line 
Project is available for a thirty (30) day public review and comment 
period.

DATES: The public is provided 30 days for review and comment after the 
date that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes its 
Notice of Availability for this document in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any 
of several methods. You may mail comments to: Gail Acheson, Field 
Manager, Bureau of Land Management, Palm Springs--South Coast Field 
Office, 690 W. Garnet Ave., P.O. Box 581260, North Palm Springs, CA 
92258.
    You may also comment via the Internet to: dgomez@ca.blm.gov. Please 
include in the subject line: ``Final EIS/EIR, Desert Southwest 
Transmission Line Project'' and your name and return address in your 
Internet message. If you do not receive a confirmation that we have 
received your Internet message, contact Diane Gomez at (760) 251-4852. 
You may also hand-deliver comments to: Palm Springs--South Coast Field 
Office, 690 W. Garnet Avenue, North Palm Springs, CA 92258. Our 
practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of 
respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. 
Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home address 
from the record, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. 
There also may be circumstances in which we would withhold from the 
record a respondent's identity, 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. However, we will not consider anonymous 
comments. 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 inspection in their entirety.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Gomez at (760) 251-4852 or e-
mail: dgomez@ca.blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Final EIS/EIR assesses the 
environmental effects of constructing, operating and maintaining a 500 
kilovolt (kV) electrical transmission line from an area near Blythe, 
California, to the Southern California Edison Company's Devers 
Substation, located several miles north of Palm Springs, California. 
Four alternatives and several minor variations to these alternatives 
are also considered. A Record of Decision for the proposed project will 
be prepared following the review of the final EIS. A copy of the Final 
EIS/EIR is available for review and comment via the Internet at http://
www.ca.blm.gov/palmsprings. Electronic (on CD-ROM) and paper copies may 
also be obtained by contacting Diane Gomez at the aforementioned 
addresses and phone number.

    Dated: September 26, 2005.
Elena Misquez,
Acting Field Manager.
[FR Doc. E5-7761 Filed 12-22-05; 8:45 am]
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