Notice of Availability of the Sheep Complex, Big Springs and Owyhee Grazing Allotments Sensitive Bird Species Final Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Grazing Decision, Elko County, NV, 30951-30952 [06-5006]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 104 / Wednesday, May 31, 2006 / Notices responsibilities designated by International Migratory Bird Treaties with Canada, Mexico, Japan, and the Soviet Union. Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes for Permit Application; 3 minutes for Recovery Report; 2 minutes for Banding Schedule for waterfowl and 200 minutes for Banding Schedule for birds other than waterfowl. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 97,550. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 32,959 hours. For Further Information Contact: To obtain a copy of the full information collection request or copies of the forms, contact the Bureau Information Collection Clearance Office, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 807, Reston, VA 20192–0002, or e-mail (nfaries@usgs.gov), or phone (703–648–6879); or contact the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 12100 Beech Forest Road, Laurel, MD 20708–4037. Dated: May 24, 2006. Byron K. 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Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 2. Estimated Time Per Application: 8 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16 hours. BIA Information Collection Clearance Officer: Ruth Bajema, 703–735–4414. Dated: April 14, 2006. Debbie L. Clark, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–8359 Filed 5–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–910–06–1220–PA] Notice of Availability of the Sheep Complex, Big Springs and Owyhee Grazing Allotments Sensitive Bird Species Final Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Grazing Decision, Elko County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the Sheep Complex, Big Springs and Owyhee Grazing Allotments Sensitive Bird Species Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500–1508, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko Field Office, has prepared a Final EIS on the effects of three multiple use decisions on sensitive avian species in Elko County, Nevada. DATES: In accordance with 43 CFR 4160.2, any applicant, permittee, lessee or other interested public may protest E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 30952 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 104 / Wednesday, May 31, 2006 / Notices the proposed grazing decision (s), attached to the Final EIS, in person or in writing to the BLM Elko Field Office, Helen Hankins, Field Manager, within 15 days after receipt of the document. Instructions for filing of protests will be mailed with the proposed decision. In accordance with 40 CFR 1506.10, a final decision will be issued via a Record of Decision following consideration of any protests received. The Record of Decision will be issued no earlier than 30 days after the Environmental Protection Agency has published their notice of filing of the Final EIS in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Protests must be addressed to the BLM Elko Field Office, Helen Hankins, Field Manager, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, Nevada 89801. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lorrie West or Bryan Fuell EIS Team Co-Leads, at the Elko Field Office, 3900 E. Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801. Telephone: (775) 753–0200. E-mail: lwest@nv.blm.gov or bfuell@nv.blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM prepared this EIS to comply with a minute order issued by the Honorable Howard D. McKibben, U.S. District Judge, District of Nevada, on August 18, 2004 (CV–N–03–197–HDM(VPC). The order followed a hearing on a complaint against three final multiple use decisions (Western Watersheds Project and Committee for the High Desert vs. Clinton R. Oke, Assistant Field Manager, Elko Field Office, et al.). The final decisions, which were left intact by the judge, are for the Sheep Allotment Complex, Big Springs Allotment and Owyhee Allotment. The Sheep Allotment Complex and Big Springs grazing allotments are located in the southeastern portion of Elko County, NV, and the Owyhee Allotment is in the northwest portion of Elko County. The order was to prepare the EIS with respect to burrowing owls, other BLM sensitive raptor species, and sage-grouse on the Sheep Complex and the Owyhee Allotment, and sage-grouse on the Big Springs Allotment. To the extent applicable, the EIS was to analyze the impacts of livestock grazing proposed by the multiple use decisions and alternatives to these sensitive bird species and considering springs, seeps, riparian areas and upland habitat. A range of alternatives (including the noaction alternative) was developed to address the issues outlined in the court order. A Notice of Intent to prepare the EIS was published in the Federal Register on December 17, 2004, and it initiated a 30-day public scoping period. A VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:52 May 30, 2006 Jkt 208001 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and the BLM Elko Field Office was signed establishing Cooperating Agency status for NDOW. A public scoping meeting was held January 6, 2005. A project briefing was given to the Elko County Public Land Use Advisory Commission on February 4, 2005 and to the Nevada Society of Range Management on January 25, 2005. The Draft EIS was filed with EPA and their Federal Register Notice was published on December 9, 2005. A public open house to discuss the Draft EIS was held on January 11, 2006, and the public comment period closed on January 24, 2006. Comments on the Draft EIS are included in the Final EIS, and resulted in the addition of mitigation measures and additional analyses to address concerns expressed with the Proposed Action alternative, which is to implement the Final Multiple Use Decisions. Copies of the Final EIS have been sent to affected Federal, State and local Government agencies, Tribal governments, and to interested parties. Copies of the Final EIS are available for public inspection at the BLM Elko Field Office, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, NV. Interested persons may also review the Final EIS on the Internet at http:// www.blm.gov/nhp/spotlight/state_info/ planning.htm. Helen M. Hankins, Field Manager, Elko Field Office, Bureau of Land Management. [FR Doc. 06–5006 Filed 5–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UT–920–1320–EL, UTU–84285] Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment, Determination of NEPA Adequacy, and Public Hearing for Coal Lease Application UTU–84285, Utah Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the Mill Fork West Tract Coal Lease by Application UTU–84285 and Federal Coal Notice of Public Hearing, and Request for Environmental Assessment, Determination of NEPA Adequacy, Maximum Economic Recovery and Fair Market Value Comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 3425.4, the PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah State Office, hereby gives notice that Environmental Assessments (EA) and Documentation of NEPA Adequacy (DNA) are available and a public hearing will be held to lease Federal coal. The EA/DNA analyzes and discloses direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts of issuing a Federal coal lease competitively for 213.57 acres in Emery County, Utah. The purpose of the public hearing is to solicit comments from the public on (1) the proposal to issue a Federal coal lease; (2) the proposed competitive lease sale; (3) the Fair Market Value (FMV) of the Federal coal; and (4) Maximum Economic Recovery (MER) of the Federal coal included in the tract. DATES: Written comment will be accepted until June 15, 2006. The public hearing will be held at 7 p.m on Thursday June 1, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to Stan Perkes, 801–539– 4036, Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office, Division of Lands and Minerals, P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City, Utah 84145. The public hearing will be held in the Price Field Office, 125 South 600 West, Price, Utah 84501 where copies of the EA/DNA are available for inspection or copies provided upon request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Steve Rigby, Mining Engineer at the Price Field Office address above or by telephone at 435–636–3604. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 25, 2006 PacifiCorp applied for a Federal coal lease. The Federal tract was assigned case number UTU–84285. The lands included in the delineated Federal coal lease tract (‘‘Mill Fork West’’) are located approximately fourteen miles northwest of Huntington, Utah on Forest Service surface lands with federally administered minerals and are described as follows: T. 16 S., R. 6 E., SLM, Emery County, Utah Sec. 10, S1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 15, E1⁄2W1⁄2E1⁄2; Sec. 22, lot 3. Containing approximately 213.57 acres in Emery County, Utah. The Mill Fork West coal tract has two minable coal beds. The minable portions of the Hiawatha coal bed and the Blind Canyon coal bed in this area are around eleven feet in thickness. The Hiawatha and Blind Canyon beds contains around 400 thousand tons of recoverable high-volatile A to B bituminous coal. The coal quality in the Hiawatha coal bed on an ‘‘as received basis’’ is as follows: 12,892 Btu/lb., 4.54 E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[NV-910-06-1220-PA]


Notice of Availability of the Sheep Complex, Big Springs and 
Owyhee Grazing Allotments Sensitive Bird Species Final Environmental 
Impact Statement and Proposed Grazing Decision, Elko County, NV

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the Sheep Complex, Big Springs and 
Owyhee Grazing Allotments Sensitive Bird Species Final Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIS).

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 102(2)(c) of the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500-
1508, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko Field Office, has 
prepared a Final EIS on the effects of three multiple use decisions on 
sensitive avian species in Elko County, Nevada.

DATES: In accordance with 43 CFR 4160.2, any applicant, permittee, 
lessee or other interested public may protest

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the proposed grazing decision (s), attached to the Final EIS, in person 
or in writing to the BLM Elko Field Office, Helen Hankins, Field 
Manager, within 15 days after receipt of the document. Instructions for 
filing of protests will be mailed with the proposed decision. In 
accordance with 40 CFR 1506.10, a final decision will be issued via a 
Record of Decision following consideration of any protests received. 
The Record of Decision will be issued no earlier than 30 days after the 
Environmental Protection Agency has published their notice of filing of 
the Final EIS in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Protests must be addressed to the BLM Elko Field Office, 
Helen Hankins, Field Manager, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, Nevada 
89801.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lorrie West or Bryan Fuell EIS Team 
Co-Leads, at the Elko Field Office, 3900 E. Idaho Street, Elko, NV 
89801. Telephone: (775) 753-0200. E-mail: lwest@nv.blm.gov or 
bfuell@nv.blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM prepared this EIS to comply with a 
minute order issued by the Honorable Howard D. McKibben, U.S. District 
Judge, District of Nevada, on August 18, 2004 (CV-N-03-197-HDM(VPC). 
The order followed a hearing on a complaint against three final 
multiple use decisions (Western Watersheds Project and Committee for 
the High Desert vs. Clinton R. Oke, Assistant Field Manager, Elko Field 
Office, et al.). The final decisions, which were left intact by the 
judge, are for the Sheep Allotment Complex, Big Springs Allotment and 
Owyhee Allotment. The Sheep Allotment Complex and Big Springs grazing 
allotments are located in the southeastern portion of Elko County, NV, 
and the Owyhee Allotment is in the northwest portion of Elko County.
    The order was to prepare the EIS with respect to burrowing owls, 
other BLM sensitive raptor species, and sage-grouse on the Sheep 
Complex and the Owyhee Allotment, and sage-grouse on the Big Springs 
Allotment. To the extent applicable, the EIS was to analyze the impacts 
of livestock grazing proposed by the multiple use decisions and 
alternatives to these sensitive bird species and considering springs, 
seeps, riparian areas and upland habitat. A range of alternatives 
(including the no-action alternative) was developed to address the 
issues outlined in the court order.
    A Notice of Intent to prepare the EIS was published in the Federal 
Register on December 17, 2004, and it initiated a 30-day public scoping 
period. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Nevada 
Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and the BLM Elko Field Office was signed 
establishing Cooperating Agency status for NDOW. A public scoping 
meeting was held January 6, 2005. A project briefing was given to the 
Elko County Public Land Use Advisory Commission on February 4, 2005 and 
to the Nevada Society of Range Management on January 25, 2005. The 
Draft EIS was filed with EPA and their Federal Register Notice was 
published on December 9, 2005. A public open house to discuss the Draft 
EIS was held on January 11, 2006, and the public comment period closed 
on January 24, 2006.
    Comments on the Draft EIS are included in the Final EIS, and 
resulted in the addition of mitigation measures and additional analyses 
to address concerns expressed with the Proposed Action alternative, 
which is to implement the Final Multiple Use Decisions.
    Copies of the Final EIS have been sent to affected Federal, State 
and local Government agencies, Tribal governments, and to interested 
parties. Copies of the Final EIS are available for public inspection at 
the BLM Elko Field Office, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, NV. Interested 
persons may also review the Final EIS on the Internet at http://
www.blm.gov/nhp/spotlight/state_info/planning.htm.

Helen M. Hankins,
Field Manager, Elko Field Office, Bureau of Land Management.
[FR Doc. 06-5006 Filed 5-30-06; 8:45 am]
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