Environmental Documents Prepared for Proposed Oil and Gas Operations on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), 31203-31204 [E6-8505]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 105 / Thursday, June 1, 2006 / Notices Mountain Road, Challis, ID 83226; and by telephone at (208) 879–6200. OCS Mineral Proposals on the Gulf of Mexico OCS. Please contact Jeff Christenson, Outdoor Recreation Planner, at the Challis Field Office at the address and phone number listed above. SUMMARY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), in accordance with Federal Regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), announces the availability of NEPArelated Site-Specific Environmental Assessments (SEA) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI), prepared by MMS for the following oil and gas activities proposed on the Gulf of Mexico OCS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Public Information Unit, Information Services Section at the number below. Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, Attention: Public Information Office (MS 5034), 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 114, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394, or by calling 1–800–200–GULF. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: MMS prepares SEAs and FONSIs for proposals that relate to exploration for and the development/production of oil and gas resources on the Gulf of Mexico FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dated: January 23, 2006. David Rosenkrance, Challis Field Manager. [FR Doc. E6–8407 Filed 5–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Environmental Documents Prepared for Proposed Oil and Gas Operations on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) AGENCY: Minerals Management Service, Interior. Notice of the availability of environmental documents prepared for ACTION: OCS. These SEAs examine the potential environmental effects of activities described in the proposals and present MMS’ conclusions regarding the significance of those effects. Environmental Assessments are used as a basis for determining whether or not approval of the proposals constitutes major Federal actions that significantly affect the quality of the human environment in the sense of NEPA section 102(2)(C). A FONSI is prepared in those instances where MMS finds that approval will not result in significant effects on the quality of the human environment. The FONSI briefly presents the basis for that finding and includes a summary or copy of the SEA. This notice constitutes the public notice of availability of environmental documents required under the NEPA Regulations. This listing includes all proposals for which the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region prepared a FONSI in the period subsequent to publication of the preceding notice. Activity/operator Location Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 05–130 .. South Marsh Island, Block 57, Lease OCS–G 01193, located 62 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Ship Shoal, Blocks 113 & 114, Leases OCS 00067 & 00064, located 12 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Mobile, Block 862, Lease OCS–G 22820, located 15 miles from the nearest Mississippi shoreline. Ship Shoal, Block 218, Lease OCS–G 01022, located 20 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. South Marsh, Block 22, Lease OCS–G 00777, located 40 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Main Pass, Block 93, Lease OCS–G 19855, located 56 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. East Cameron, Block 231, Lease OCS–G 02038, located 65 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Brazos, Block 452, Lease OCS–G 04713, located 13 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. East Cameron, Block 38, Lease OCS–G 02562, located 8 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Vermilion (South), Block 340, Lease OCS–G 02091, located 90 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. East Cameron, Block 157, Lease OCS–G 12831, located 46 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. East Cameron, Block 151, Lease OCS–G 05372, located 42 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Eugene Island, Block 257, Lease OCS–G 02103, located 50 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. East Cameron, Block 231, Lease OCS–G 02038, located 13 miles to the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Main Pass, Block 138, Lease OCS–G 16500, located 20 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Matagorda Island, Block 604, Lease OCS–G 06037, located 8 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline. South Timbalier, Block 51, Lease OCS–G 01240, located 10 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. West Cameron, Block 146, Lease OCS–G 01996, located 21 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Bois d’Arc Offshore, LTD, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 05– 139, 05–140, 05–141. Nippon Oil Exploration U.S.A. Limited, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 06–001. Taylor Energy Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 06–003. Nippon Oil Exploration U.S.A. Limited, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 06–002. Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 05–154 .. Energy Resource Technology, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 06–007. Energy Resource Technology, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 06–009. Energy Resource Technology, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 06–006. Nexen Petroleum U.S.A., Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 06–012. Maritech Resources, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 06– 014. Newfield Exploration Company, Structure Removal, SEA ES/ SR 06–013. Nexen Petroleum U.S.A., Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 06–004. Energy Resource Technology, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 06–010. Newfield Exploration Company, Structure Removal, SEA ES/ SR 06–018. Energy Resource Technology, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 06–016. Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 06–011 wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Newfield Exploration Company, Structure Removal, SEA ES/ SR 06–017. Persons interested in reviewing environmental documents for the proposals listed above or obtaining VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:10 May 31, 2006 Jkt 208001 information about SEAs and FONSIs prepared for activities on the Gulf of Mexico OCS are encouraged to contact PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31203 Date 1/12/2006 2/1/2006 2/2/2006 2/2/2006 2/2/2006 2/8/2006 3/3/2006 3/14/2006 3/14/2006 3/14/2006 3/15/2006 3/22/2006 3/22/2006 3/31/2006 3/31/2006 3/31/2006 3/31/2006 3/31/2006 MMS at the address or telephone listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1 31204 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 105 / Thursday, June 1, 2006 / Notices Dated: April 10, 2006. Chris C. Oynes, Regional Director, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. [FR Doc. E6–8505 Filed 5–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of California, Davis, Davis, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of the Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of California, Davis, Davis, CA. The human remains were removed from Santa Barbara County, CA. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of California, Davis professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California. In 1928, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from an unknown location on Santa Rosa Island, Santa Barbara County, CA, by Mrs. W. Newhall. Mrs. Newhall donated the human remains to the Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of California, Davis prior to 1965. The human remains were found during a search of museum holdings in 1992 and formally accessioned that same year. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The antiquity of the remains is unknown. Archeological evidence indicates that the earliest identifiable inhabitants of Santa Rosa Island are affiliated with the Chumash. Based on geographical location the human remains are culturally affiliated with VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:10 May 31, 2006 Jkt 208001 descendants of the Chumash. The present-day descendants of the Chumash are the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California. Officials of the Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of California, Davis have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of California, Davis also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Elizabeth Guerra, Department of Anthropology Museum, 330 Young Hall, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616, telephone (530) 754–6280, before July 3, 2006. Repatriation of the human remains to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of California, Davis is responsible for notifying the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California that this notice has been published. Dated: May 3, 2006. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E6–8446 Filed 5–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of California, Davis, Davis, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 in the possession of the Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of California, Davis, Davis, CA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Modoc County, CA. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of California, Davis professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Alturas Indian Rancheria, California; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Pit River Tribe, California; Quartz Valley Indian Community of the Quartz Valley Reservation of California; Redding Rancheria, California; Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California; and Susanville Indian Rancheria, California. In 1960, human remains representing a minimum of 14 individuals were removed from site CA-MOD–250, Modoc County, CA, by Professor Martin Baumhoff, University of California, Davis, during archeological fieldwork sponsored by the University of California. The collection was accessioned by the Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of California, Davis in 1960. No known individuals were identified. The 81 associated funerary objects are 2 metates, 1 mortar, 1 pipe blank, 1 charm stone blank, 1 leather burial shroud, 1 dog skeleton, 7 Haliotis sp. ornament fragments, 52 Olivella sp. beads, 3 Dentaliumsp. beads, 6 glass beads, 1 decorated bone spatula, 1 pestle, 1 baked clay pipe, 1 burial pit lining (mat), and 2 manos. Based on burial context and site characteristics, the human remains described above from Modoc County are determined to be Native American in origin. The associated funerary objects are consistent with other artifacts documented as associated with the indigenous inhabitants of the Modoc County area. Three radiocarbon dates of 510 70, 1,47080, and 3,31090 indicate an age for this site of approximately 1350 B.C. - A.D. 1450. Glottochronological evidence indicates that the differentiation between the two Pit River languages, Achumawi and E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 105 (Thursday, June 1, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31203-31204]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service


Environmental Documents Prepared for Proposed Oil and Gas 
Operations on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of the availability of environmental documents prepared 
for OCS Mineral Proposals on the Gulf of Mexico OCS.

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SUMMARY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), in accordance with Federal 
Regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA), announces the availability of NEPA-related Site-Specific 
Environmental Assessments (SEA) and Findings of No Significant Impact 
(FONSI), prepared by MMS for the following oil and gas activities 
proposed on the Gulf of Mexico OCS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Public Information Unit, Information 
Services Section at the number below. Minerals Management Service, Gulf 
of Mexico OCS Region, Attention: Public Information Office (MS 5034), 
1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 114, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123-
2394, or by calling 1-800-200-GULF.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: MMS prepares SEAs and FONSIs for proposals 
that relate to exploration for and the development/production of oil 
and gas resources on the Gulf of Mexico OCS. These SEAs examine the 
potential environmental effects of activities described in the 
proposals and present MMS' conclusions regarding the significance of 
those effects. Environmental Assessments are used as a basis for 
determining whether or not approval of the proposals constitutes major 
Federal actions that significantly affect the quality of the human 
environment in the sense of NEPA section 102(2)(C). A FONSI is prepared 
in those instances where MMS finds that approval will not result in 
significant effects on the quality of the human environment. The FONSI 
briefly presents the basis for that finding and includes a summary or 
copy of the SEA.
    This notice constitutes the public notice of availability of 
environmental documents required under the NEPA Regulations.
    This listing includes all proposals for which the Gulf of Mexico 
OCS Region prepared a FONSI in the period subsequent to publication of 
the preceding notice.

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        Activity/operator                 Location              Date
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Apache Corporation, Structure     South Marsh Island,          1/12/2006
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 05-130.        Block 57, Lease OCS-G
                                   01193, located 62 miles
                                   from the nearest
                                   Louisiana shoreline.
Bois d'Arc Offshore, LTD,         Ship Shoal, Blocks 113 &      2/1/2006
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 05-  114, Leases OCS 00067 &
 139, 05-140, 05-141.              00064, located 12 miles
                                   from the nearest
                                   Louisiana shoreline.
Nippon Oil Exploration U.S.A.     Mobile, Block 862, Lease      2/2/2006
 Limited, Structure Removal, SEA   OCS-G 22820, located 15
 ES/SR 06-001.                     miles from the nearest
                                   Mississippi shoreline.
Taylor Energy Corporation,        Ship Shoal, Block 218,        2/2/2006
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 06-  Lease OCS-G 01022,
 003.                              located 20 miles from
                                   the nearest Louisiana
                                   shoreline.
Nippon Oil Exploration U.S.A.     South Marsh, Block 22,        2/2/2006
 Limited, Structure Removal, SEA   Lease OCS-G 00777,
 ES/SR 06-002.                     located 40 miles from
                                   the nearest Louisiana
                                   shoreline.
Apache Corporation, Structure     Main Pass, Block 93,          2/8/2006
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 05-154.        Lease OCS-G 19855,
                                   located 56 miles from
                                   the nearest Louisiana
                                   shoreline.
Energy Resource Technology,       East Cameron, Block 231,      3/3/2006
 Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/  Lease OCS-G 02038,
 SR 06-007.                        located 65 miles from
                                   the nearest Louisiana
                                   shoreline.
Energy Resource Technology,       Brazos, Block 452, Lease     3/14/2006
 Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/  OCS-G 04713, located 13
 SR 06-009.                        miles from the nearest
                                   Louisiana shoreline.
Energy Resource Technology,       East Cameron, Block 38,      3/14/2006
 Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/  Lease OCS-G 02562,
 SR 06-006.                        located 8 miles from
                                   the nearest Louisiana
                                   shoreline.
Nexen Petroleum U.S.A., Inc.,     Vermilion (South), Block     3/14/2006
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 06-  340, Lease OCS-G 02091,
 012.                              located 90 miles from
                                   the nearest Louisiana
                                   shoreline.
Maritech Resources, Inc.,         East Cameron, Block 157,     3/15/2006
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 06-  Lease OCS-G 12831,
 014.                              located 46 miles from
                                   the nearest Louisiana
                                   shoreline.
Newfield Exploration Company,     East Cameron, Block 151,     3/22/2006
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 06-  Lease OCS-G 05372,
 013.                              located 42 miles from
                                   the nearest Louisiana
                                   shoreline.
Nexen Petroleum U.S.A., Inc.,     Eugene Island, Block         3/22/2006
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 06-  257, Lease OCS-G 02103,
 004.                              located 50 miles from
                                   the nearest Louisiana
                                   shoreline.
Energy Resource Technology,       East Cameron, Block 231,     3/31/2006
 Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/  Lease OCS-G 02038,
 SR 06-010.                        located 13 miles to the
                                   nearest Louisiana
                                   shoreline.
Newfield Exploration Company,     Main Pass, Block 138,        3/31/2006
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 06-  Lease OCS-G 16500,
 018.                              located 20 miles from
                                   the nearest Louisiana
                                   shoreline.
Energy Resource Technology,       Matagorda Island, Block      3/31/2006
 Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/  604, Lease OCS-G 06037,
 SR 06-016.                        located 8 miles from
                                   the nearest Texas
                                   shoreline.
Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Structure   South Timbalier, Block       3/31/2006
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 06-011.        51, Lease OCS-G 01240,
                                   located 10 miles from
                                   the nearest Louisiana
                                   shoreline.
Newfield Exploration Company,     West Cameron, Block 146,     3/31/2006
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 06-  Lease OCS-G 01996,
 017.                              located 21 miles from
                                   the nearest Louisiana
                                   shoreline.
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    Persons interested in reviewing environmental documents for the 
proposals listed above or obtaining information about SEAs and FONSIs 
prepared for activities on the Gulf of Mexico OCS are encouraged to 
contact MMS at the address or telephone listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section.


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    Dated: April 10, 2006.
Chris C. Oynes,
Regional Director, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region.
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