Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Initiate the Public Scoping Process for Lincoln County Water District Proposed Water Production Wells, Water Transmission Pipeline, Electric Lines, and Communication Lines in Southeastern Lincoln County; NV, 16340-16341 [06-2932]

Download as PDF 16340 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 62 / Friday, March 31, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–040–5101–ER–F851; NVN–79734; 6– 08807] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Initiate the Public Scoping Process for Lincoln County Water District Proposed Water Production Wells, Water Transmission Pipeline, Electric Lines, and Communication Lines in Southwestern Lincoln County; NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Initiate Scoping. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Nevada State Office and Ely Field Office, will be initiating the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) and conducting public scoping meetings to analyze the proposed Kane Springs Valley (KSV) Groundwater Development Project, which will include production wells, a water transmission pipeline with lateral pipelines, electric lines, and communication lines. The purpose of the project is to develop and convey water from Kane Springs Valley to private land in the Coyote Springs Valley. The scoping comment period will commence with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register and will end on May 1, 2006. Comments on the scope of the EIS, including concerns, issues, or proposed alternatives that should be considered in the EIS must be submitted in writing to the address below and will be accepted throughout the scoping period. There will also be public meetings during the 30-day scoping period. The dates, times, and locations of the public meetings will be announced through the local news media. ADDRESSES: Please mail written comments to the BLM, Ely Field Office, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely Nevada 89301, (fax (775) 289–1910). Comments submitted during this EIS process, including names and street addresses of respondents will be available for public review at the Ely Field Office during regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name and address from dsatterwhite on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:35 Mar 30, 2006 Jkt 208001 public review or disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or business, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Penny Woods, BLM Nevada State Office, (775) 861–6466. You may also contact Ms. Woods to have your name added to the EIS mailing list. The KSV Groundwater Development Project, which is being proposed by the Lincoln County Water District (LCWD), would be located in southwestern Lincoln County. The proposed project would develop and convey groundwater in Kane Springs Valley to private land (formerly known as the Aerojet land) in the Coyote Springs Valley. The volume of water to be transported through the proposed facilities would be approximately 5,000 acre-feet per year. The proposed facilities include 7 groundwater production wells (16″ diameter), 4-mile long water transmission pipeline (24″ diameter), and lateral pipelines (12″ diameter) to connect the transmission pipeline to the production wells. The pipelines and wells would be located along or near the Kane Springs Road. The proposed width of the permanent right-of-way for the transmission pipeline and lateral pipelines is 20 feet. During construction of the pipelines, a temporary width of 60 feet would be needed. Electric and communication lines would be located within the permanent right-of-way for the pipelines. Access roads approximately 12 feet in width would be needed from the Kane Springs Road to each well site. Each well site would require a temporary construction area of 100 feet × 200 feet. The facilities would be generally located within and/or across the following public lands about 65 miles northeast of Las Vegas: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Mount Diablo Meridian T. 11 S., R. 63 E., Sections 1, 11, 12, 14 and 15. T. 11 S., R. 64 E., Section 6. A map of the proposed project is available for viewing at the Bureau of Land Management, Ely Field Office, 702 North Industrial Way, Ely NV 89301. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: March 27, 2006. Amy Lueders, Associate State Director, Nevada. [FR Doc. E6–4707 Filed 3–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–040–5101–ER–F852; NVN–79742; 6– 08807] Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Initiate the Public Scoping Process for Lincoln County Water District Proposed Water Production Wells, Water Transmission Pipeline, Electric Lines, and Communication Lines in Southeastern Lincoln County; NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement and initiate scoping. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Nevada State Office and Ely Field Office, will be initiating the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) and conducting public scoping meetings to analyze the proposed Lincoln County Land Act (LCLA) Groundwater Development Project, which will include production wells, a water transmission pipeline with lateral pipelines, electric lines, and communication lines. The purpose of the project is to develop and convey water from the Tule Desert area to land sold by the BLM under the LCLA, approximately 2 miles north of Mesquite, Nevada. DATES: The scoping comment period will commence with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register and will end on May 1, 2006. Comments on the scope of the EIS, including concerns, issues, or proposed alternatives that should be considered in the EIS must be submitted in writing to the address below and will be accepted throughout the scoping period. There will also be public meetings during the 30-day scoping period. The dates, times, and locations of the public scoping meetings will be announced through the local news media. ADDRESSES: Please mail written comments to the BLM, Ely Field Office, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely Nevada 89301, (fax (775) 289–1910). Comments submitted during this EIS process, including names and street addresses of E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 62 / Friday, March 31, 2006 / Notices respondents will be available for public review at the Ely Field Office during regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name and address from public review or disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or business, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Penny Woods, BLM Nevada State Office, (775) 861–6466. You may also contact Ms Woods to have your name added to the EIS mailing list. The LCLA Groundwater Development Project is being proposed by the Lincoln County Water District (LCWD) and would be located in southeastern Lincoln County. The proposed project would develop and convey groundwater in the Tule Desert and Clover Valley hydrographic basins to land recently sold by the BLM that is approximately 2 miles north of Mesquite, Nevada. This private land comprises the LCLA development area and consists of approximately 13,000 acres. The volume of water to be transported through the proposed facilities would be approximately 23,824 acre-feet per year. The water would be used to support development in the LCLA development area. The proposed facilities include approximately 8 groundwater production wells (16 inch diameter) located in the Tule Desert and Clover Valley hydrographic basins, a 23-mile long water transmission pipeline (24 inch diameter), and lateral pipelines (12 inch diameter) to connect the transmission pipeline to the productions wells. The proposed width of the right-of-way for the transmission pipeline would be 30 feet with a temporary width of 60 feet during construction. The proposed width of the right-of-way for the lateral pipelines would be 20 feet with a temporary width of 60 feet during construction. The productions well site rights-of-way would be 100 feet × 100 feet with a temporary construction area of 100 feet × 200 feet. Access roads approximately 12 feet in width would be needed from existing roads in the Tule Desert area to each well site. dsatterwhite on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:35 Mar 30, 2006 Jkt 208001 The proposed production wells would be located in the well field area authorized for the Toquop Energy Project, which is a 1100 MW gas-fired power plant. The proposed transmission pipeline would follow the same alignment as the approved water pipeline for the power plant. From the power plant, the transmission pipeline would proceed to the LCLA development area. Electric lines, communication lines, and a natural gas pipeline would be located within the proposed transmission pipeline right-of-way. A pipeline bringing reclaimed water from the LCLA development area to the already authorized Toquop Energy Project site would also be in the proposed right-of-way. The facilities would be located within and/or across the following public lands north of Mesquite, Nevada: Mount Diablo Meridian Tps. 6 to 12 S., Rgs. 69 and 71 E., various sections. A map of the proposed project is available for viewing at the Bureau of Land Management, Ely Field Office, 702 North Industrial Way, Ely NV 89301. Dated: March 21, 2006. Amy Lueders, Associate State Director, Nevada. [FR Doc. 06–2932 Filed 3–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Proposed National Natural Landmark Designation for the Irvine Ranch Land Reserve, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice of proposed National Natural Landmark designation. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The National Park Service has evaluated and determined that the Irvine Ranch Land Reserve, located forty-five miles south of downtown Los Angeles, in Orange County, California appears to meet the criteria for national significance and proposes to recommend the site for designation as a National Natural Landmark. The public is invited to comment on this recommendation. The proposal will be considered by the National Park System Advisory Board at a meeting to be held on June 8, 2006 at Zion National Park, in the Majestic View Lodge, 2400 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, Utah. DATES: Written comments will be accepted until May 30, 2006. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16341 Written comments should be sent to Steve Gibbons, National Natural Landmarks Coordinator, North Cascades National Park, 810 State Route 20, Sedro Woolley, Washington 98284, or to his Internet address: Steve_Gibbons@nps.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Gibbons at 360–856–5700, extension 306. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Irvine Ranch Land Reserve represents significant biological resources of Mediterranean shrublands, including extensive areas of chaparral and coastal sage scrub associations. These chaparral and coastal sage scrub areas present one of the largest extant areas of this association remaining in the South Pacific Border Province. It is the presence of these large and relative undisturbed ecosystems and their inherent biological diversity that provide the uniqueness of this area. In commensurate with its biological significance the Irvine Ranch Land Reserve geologically represents a remarkably unique, long time-range stratigraphic succession that shows the linkage between tectonic framework, provenances, sedimentology, paleoenvironments, paleontology, paleoclimate, landscape evolution and geologic history. In this regard it is not only outstanding, but represents one of the most critical time intervals and locations in the evolution of the South Pacific Border Province. Information on the National Natural Landmarks Program can be found in 36 CFR Part 62 or on the Internet at http://www.nature.nps.gov/nnl. Dated: March 28, 2006. Fran Mainella, Director, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 06–3161 Filed 3–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–HJ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Colorado River Reservoir Operations: Development of Lower Basin Shortage Guidelines and Coordinated Management Strategies for Lake Powell and Lake Mead, Particularly Under Low Reservoir Conditions Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public availability of a Scoping Summary Report on the development of Lower Basin shortage guidelines and coordinated management strategies for the operation of Lake AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[NV-040-5101-ER-F852; NVN-79742; 6-08807]


Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and 
Initiate the Public Scoping Process for Lincoln County Water District 
Proposed Water Production Wells, Water Transmission Pipeline, Electric 
Lines, and Communication Lines in Southeastern Lincoln County; NV

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement 
and initiate scoping.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969, as amended, notice is hereby given that the Bureau 
of Land Management (BLM), Nevada State Office and Ely Field Office, 
will be initiating the preparation of an environmental impact statement 
(EIS) and conducting public scoping meetings to analyze the proposed 
Lincoln County Land Act (LCLA) Groundwater Development Project, which 
will include production wells, a water transmission pipeline with 
lateral pipelines, electric lines, and communication lines. The purpose 
of the project is to develop and convey water from the Tule Desert area 
to land sold by the BLM under the LCLA, approximately 2 miles north of 
Mesquite, Nevada.

DATES: The scoping comment period will commence with the publication of 
this notice in the Federal Register and will end on May 1, 2006. 
Comments on the scope of the EIS, including concerns, issues, or 
proposed alternatives that should be considered in the EIS must be 
submitted in writing to the address below and will be accepted 
throughout the scoping period. There will also be public meetings 
during the 30-day scoping period. The dates, times, and locations of 
the public scoping meetings will be announced through the local news 
media.

ADDRESSES: Please mail written comments to the BLM, Ely Field Office, 
HC 33 Box 33500, Ely Nevada 89301, (fax (775) 289-1910). Comments 
submitted during this EIS process, including names and street addresses 
of

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respondents will be available for public review at the Ely Field Office 
during regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may request 
confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name and address from 
public review or disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you 
must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. Such 
requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions 
from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying 
themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or 
business, will be made available for public inspection in their 
entirety.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Penny Woods, BLM Nevada State Office, 
(775) 861-6466. You may also contact Ms Woods to have your name added 
to the EIS mailing list.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The LCLA Groundwater Development Project is 
being proposed by the Lincoln County Water District (LCWD) and would be 
located in southeastern Lincoln County. The proposed project would 
develop and convey groundwater in the Tule Desert and Clover Valley 
hydrographic basins to land recently sold by the BLM that is 
approximately 2 miles north of Mesquite, Nevada. This private land 
comprises the LCLA development area and consists of approximately 
13,000 acres. The volume of water to be transported through the 
proposed facilities would be approximately 23,824 acre-feet per year. 
The water would be used to support development in the LCLA development 
area.
    The proposed facilities include approximately 8 groundwater 
production wells (16 inch diameter) located in the Tule Desert and 
Clover Valley hydrographic basins, a 23-mile long water transmission 
pipeline (24 inch diameter), and lateral pipelines (12 inch diameter) 
to connect the transmission pipeline to the productions wells. The 
proposed width of the right-of-way for the transmission pipeline would 
be 30 feet with a temporary width of 60 feet during construction. The 
proposed width of the right-of-way for the lateral pipelines would be 
20 feet with a temporary width of 60 feet during construction. The 
productions well site rights-of-way would be 100 feet x 100 feet with a 
temporary construction area of 100 feet x 200 feet. Access roads 
approximately 12 feet in width would be needed from existing roads in 
the Tule Desert area to each well site.
    The proposed production wells would be located in the well field 
area authorized for the Toquop Energy Project, which is a 1100 MW gas-
fired power plant. The proposed transmission pipeline would follow the 
same alignment as the approved water pipeline for the power plant. From 
the power plant, the transmission pipeline would proceed to the LCLA 
development area.
    Electric lines, communication lines, and a natural gas pipeline 
would be located within the proposed transmission pipeline right-of-
way. A pipeline bringing reclaimed water from the LCLA development area 
to the already authorized Toquop Energy Project site would also be in 
the proposed right-of-way.
    The facilities would be located within and/or across the following 
public lands north of Mesquite, Nevada:

Mount Diablo Meridian

Tps. 6 to 12 S., Rgs. 69 and 71 E., various sections.

    A map of the proposed project is available for viewing at the 
Bureau of Land Management, Ely Field Office, 702 North Industrial Way, 
Ely NV 89301.

    Dated: March 21, 2006.
Amy Lueders,
Associate State Director, Nevada.
[FR Doc. 06-2932 Filed 3-30-06; 8:45 am]
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