West Mine Area, Freedom Mine Coal Lease Application, North Dakota, 76465 [E5-7835]

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This document is effective upon date of signature. Dated: December 14, 2005. Elizabeth M. Duke, Administrator. [FR Doc. E5–7800 Filed 12–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:54 Dec 23, 2005 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [MT–030–1320–EL, NDM91535] West Mine Area, Freedom Mine Coal Lease Application, North Dakota Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability (NOA) of record of decision. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West Mine Area, Freedom Mine Coal Lease Application. The EIS analyzed the potential impacts of leasing and mining federal coal on lands in Mercer County, North Dakota. BLM’s decision was to approve the implementation of Alternative C, which analyzed the impacts of offering for competitive lease sale approximately 5,334 acres containing approximately 89 million tons of recoverable lignite coal. Alternative C incorporates a preservation component for Native American cultural resources by bypassing approximately 237 acres and an estimated 4 million tons of federal coal which would have been leased under Alternative A (the Proposed Action Alternative). Alternative C also allows for the recovery of federal coal which would be bypassed if not leased under Alternative B (the No Action Alternative). The BLM received 26 written comments on the draft EIS. These comments and BLM’s responses to them were included in the final EIS. All of the comments and the transcript of the formal hearing are on file in the Dickinson, ND and Billings, MT Offices of the BLM. BLM also received 13 written comments on the final EIS. All of the comments received during the process were considered in the preparation of the EIS and/or the Record of Decision. BLM Notices of Availability for the draft EIS and for the final EIS were published in the Federal Register on April 30, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 84), and August 26, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 165). DATES: The ROD was signed by the Field Manager (NDFO) on November 1, 2005, and by the Montana State Director on November 3, 2005. Parties in interest have the right to appeal that decision pursuant to 43 CFR part 4, within 30 days from the date of publication of this NOA in the Federal Register. The ROD contains instructions on taking appeals to the Interior Board of Land Appeals. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76465 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allen J. Ollila, phone: (701) 227–7735. Copies of the ROD may be obtained from the following BLM offices: North Dakota Field Office, 2933 3rd Avenue West, Dickinson, North Dakota 58601, (701) 227–7700; and Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59107, (406) 896–5006. Lonny R. Bagley, North Dakota Field Office Manager. [FR Doc. E5–7835 Filed 12–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management National Park Service [AZ–110–05–1610–DP–083A–241E] Notice of Availability for the Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Arizona Strip, the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, and a Draft General Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Grand CanyonParashant National Monument Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior. National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Issuance of a Notice of Availability for the Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft EIS for the Arizona Strip, the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, and a Draft General Management Plan and Draft EIS for the Grand CanyonParashant National Monument, all located in Mohave and Coconino counties, Arizona. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 247 (Tuesday, December 27, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[MT-030-1320-EL, NDM91535]


West Mine Area, Freedom Mine Coal Lease Application, North Dakota

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability (NOA) of record of decision.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability 
of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS) for the West Mine Area, Freedom Mine Coal Lease Application. The 
EIS analyzed the potential impacts of leasing and mining federal coal 
on lands in Mercer County, North Dakota. BLM's decision was to approve 
the implementation of Alternative C, which analyzed the impacts of 
offering for competitive lease sale approximately 5,334 acres 
containing approximately 89 million tons of recoverable lignite coal. 
Alternative C incorporates a preservation component for Native American 
cultural resources by bypassing approximately 237 acres and an 
estimated 4 million tons of federal coal which would have been leased 
under Alternative A (the Proposed Action Alternative). Alternative C 
also allows for the recovery of federal coal which would be bypassed if 
not leased under Alternative B (the No Action Alternative).
    The BLM received 26 written comments on the draft EIS. These 
comments and BLM's responses to them were included in the final EIS. 
All of the comments and the transcript of the formal hearing are on 
file in the Dickinson, ND and Billings, MT Offices of the BLM. BLM also 
received 13 written comments on the final EIS. All of the comments 
received during the process were considered in the preparation of the 
EIS and/or the Record of Decision.
    BLM Notices of Availability for the draft EIS and for the final EIS 
were published in the Federal Register on April 30, 2004 (Volume 69, 
Number 84), and August 26, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 165).

DATES: The ROD was signed by the Field Manager (NDFO) on November 1, 
2005, and by the Montana State Director on November 3, 2005. Parties in 
interest have the right to appeal that decision pursuant to 43 CFR part 
4, within 30 days from the date of publication of this NOA in the 
Federal Register. The ROD contains instructions on taking appeals to 
the Interior Board of Land Appeals.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allen J. Ollila, phone: (701) 227-
7735. Copies of the ROD may be obtained from the following BLM offices: 
North Dakota Field Office, 2933 3rd Avenue West, Dickinson, North 
Dakota 58601, (701) 227-7700; and Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate 
Drive, Billings, Montana 59107, (406) 896-5006.

Lonny R. Bagley,
North Dakota Field Office Manager.
[FR Doc. E5-7835 Filed 12-23-05; 8:45 am]
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