Notice of Invitation-Coal Exploration License, WY, 41041-41042 [06-6328]

Download as PDF 41041 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 138 / Wednesday, July 19, 2006 / Notices emphasis on performance and results in grant programs. Frequency of Submission: Quarterly, Annually. Number of respondents Annual responses 11,000 2.2 Reporting Burden .............................................................................. Background Total Estimated Burden Hours: 109,175. Status: Extension of a currently approved collection. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: July 13, 2006. Lillian L. Deitzer, Departmental Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–11460 Filed 7–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Recovery Plan for the Kauai Cave Arthropods: The Kauai Cave Wolf Spider (Adelocosa anops) and the Kauai Cave Amphipod (Spelaeorchestia koloana) Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of document availability. AGENCY: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the Recovery Plan for the Kauai Cave Arthropods: the Kauai Cave Wolf Spider (Adelocosa anops) and the Kauai Cave Amphipod (Spelaeorchestia koloana). These cave arthropods are listed as endangered and are endemic to the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. ADDRESSES: Copies of the recovery plan are available by request from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 3–122, Box 50088, Honolulu, Hawaii 96850 (telephone: 808/792–9400) and Hawaii State Library 478 S. King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. An electronic copy of the Recovery Plan is available on the World Wide Web at: http:// endangered.fws.gov/recovery/ index.html#plans. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lorena Wada, Invertebrate Program Supervisor, at the above Honolulu address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:28 Jul 18, 2006 Jkt 208001 Restoring endangered or threatened animals and plants to the point where they are again secure, self-sustaining members of their ecosystems is a primary goal of our endangered species program. The Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) (Act) requires the development of recovery plans for listed species unless such a plan would not promote the conservation of a particular species. Recovery plans help guide the recovery effort by describing actions considered necessary for the conservation of the species, establishing criteria for downlisting or delisting listed species, and estimating time and cost for implementing the measures needed for recovery. Section 4(f) of the Act requires that public notice and an opportunity for public review and comment be provided during recovery plan development. In fulfillment of this requirement, the Draft Recovery Plan for the Kauai Cave Arthropods: The Kauai Cave Wolf Spider (Adelocosa anops) and the Kauai Cave Amphipod (Spelaeorchestia koloana) was available for public comment from February 9, 2005, through April 11, 2005 (70 FR 6902). Information presented during the public comment period has been considered in the preparation of this final recovery plan, and is summarized in the appendix to the recovery plan. We will forward substantive comments regarding recovery plan implementation to appropriate Federal or other entities so that they can take these comments into account during the course of implementing recovery actions. Two species of cave arthropods, the Kauai cave wolf spider and the Kauai cave amphipod, collectively the Kauai cave arthropods, are only known from a small number of caves in the Koloa District on the island of Kauai. Of the caves surveyed to date, the cave wolf spider has only been documented to occur in five caves, and currently is only observed regularly in one of these caves. The cave amphipod has been documented to occur in eight caves, and is currently observed regularly in three of them. The primary threats to these species include: the potential for significant population impact from a signal event PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 × Hours per response = Burden hours 4.51 109,175 due to small populations and restricted range; urban and agricultural development as well as quarrying operations; non-native species preying upon or competing with them for limited food resources; human visitation and uses of caves; urban and commercial pesticide use; bio-control agents; and extended drought which alters the high-humidity environment to which these arthropods are adapted, which also facilitates invasion by nonnative species. The objective of this recovery plan is to provide a framework for the recovery of the Kauai cave arthropods so that protection by the Act is no longer necessary. Actions necessary to accomplish this objective include: (1) Protecting known populations of the Kauai cave wolf spider and cave amphipod and their subterranean systems from human-caused destruction or degradation; (2) improving or enhancing the habitat of occupied caves or caves previously occupied through protection of above-cave habitats and implementation of landscaping actions that are likely to increase subterranean food resources; (3) conducting research to address essential conservation needs for the species; (4) providing information for the public on the Kauai cave arthropods; and (5) using initial recovery efforts and research to periodically validate recovery objectives. Authority: The authority for this action is section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1533(f). Dated: April 28, 2006. David J. Wesley, Acting Regional Director, Region 1, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. E6–11466 Filed 7–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–920–1320–EL, WYW172923] Notice of Invitation—Coal Exploration License, WY AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 41042 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 138 / Wednesday, July 19, 2006 / Notices ACTION: Notice of Invitation for Coal Exploration License WYW172923. The foregoing is published in the Federal Register pursuant to 43 CFR 3410.2–1(c)(1). SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 2(b) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by section 4 of the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, 90 Stat. 1083, 30 U.S.C. 201 (b), and to the regulations adopted as 43 CFR part 3410, interested parties are hereby invited to participate with Black Butte Coal Company on a pro rata cost sharing basis in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in the followingdescribed lands in Sweetwater County, WY: Dated: June 15, 2006. Phillip C. Perlewitz, Acting Deputy State Director, Minerals and Lands. [FR Doc. 06–6328 Filed 7–18–06; 8:45 am] T. 17 N., R. 101 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming Sec. 4: Lots 1–4, S1⁄2N1⁄2, S1⁄2; Sec. 10: All; T. 18 N., R. 101 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming Sec. 34: All. Containing 1,919.68 acres, more or less. BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–040–5101–ER–F345; N–78803] Notice to Reopen the Public Scoping Process for the Proposed Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project ADDRESSES: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice to Reopen Scoping. All of the coal in the above-described land consists of unleased Federal coal within the Rock Springs Known Recoverable Coal Resource Area. The purpose of the exploration program is to obtain structural and quality information of the coal. The proposed exploration program is fully described and will be conducted pursuant to an exploration plan to be approved by the Bureau of Land Management. This notice of invitation will be published in the Rock Springs Daily Rocket-Miner once each week for two consecutive weeks beginning the week of July 3, 2006, and in the Federal Register. Any party electing to participate in this exploration program must send written notice to both the Bureau of Land Management and Black Butte Coal Company, as provided in the ADDRESSES section above, no later than thirty days after publication of this invitation in the Federal Register. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management, Nevada State Office, will reopen the public scoping period for the proposed Clark, Lincoln and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development to provide opportunity for comment on substantive project changes. The additional public scoping input will be used to prepare the Draft EIS. A notice of intent to prepare and EIS was published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2005, 70 FR 18043–18044. DATES: The scoping public comment period will commence with the publication of this notice, and will end 60 days after its publication. Comments on the scope of the EIS, including concerns, issues, or proposed alternatives that should be considered in the EIS should be submitted in writing to the address below and will be accepted throughout the scoping period. The reopening scoping notice will be distributed to those who commented during the original scoping period April–August 2005. This distribution will occur by mail on or about the date of this notice. Information concerning the reopening of scoping will also appear on the Nevada BLM Web site at www.nv.blm.gov. No additional public scoping meetings are planned. ADDRESSES: Please mail written comments to the BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Boulevard, P.O. Box 12000, Reno, Nevada 89520–0006. FAX: 775–861–6689. Comments submitted during this EIS process, including names and street addresses of respondents will be available for public review at the Nevada State Office during regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 Copies of the exploration plan are available for review during normal business hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday in the following offices (serialized under number WYW172923): Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003; and, Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, WY 82901. The written notice should be sent to the following addresses: Black Butte Coal Company, Attn: Jon Gross, P.O. Box 98, Point of Rocks, WY 82901, and the Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, Branch of Solid Minerals, Attn: Mavis Love, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:28 Jul 18, 2006 Jkt 208001 AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information or to have your name added to the EIS mailing list, contact Penny Woods at the Nevada State Office (see address above), telephone 775–861–6466. The proposed Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project (GWD) is proposed by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) and would be located in central and eastern Nevada in Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties. The proposed project would develop and convey existing and proposed groundwater under rights authorized by the Nevada Division of Water Resources (Office of the State Engineer) to the Southern Nevada Water Authority and the Lincoln County Water District (LCWD). The following are the substantive project changes that have resulted in the BLM decision to reopen public scoping: 1. In January 2006, SNWA and the LCWD completed an agreement under which the SNWA would convey existing LCWD groundwater rights from Spring and Lake Valleys in the SNWA pipeline system. It is anticipated that SNWA would convey approximately 36,000 acre feet per year for the LCWD. The total volume that could be conveyed by the entire system would be about 200,000 acre feet per year. 2. The SNWA has withdrawn its proposal to develop groundwater from the Tikaboo Valley North Basin, as well as to construct the associated pipeline that would interconnect with the proposed mainline pipeline system. All other aspects described in the notice of intent published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2005, 70 FR 18043– 18044, remain the same. A map of the proposed project is available for viewing at the Bureau of Land Management State Office at 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, Nevada, and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 138 (Wednesday, July 19, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41041-41042]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-6328]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WY-920-1320-EL, WYW172923]


Notice of Invitation--Coal Exploration License, WY

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

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ACTION: Notice of Invitation for Coal Exploration License WYW172923.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 2(b) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, 
as amended by section 4 of the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 
1976, 90 Stat. 1083, 30 U.S.C. 201 (b), and to the regulations adopted 
as 43 CFR part 3410, interested parties are hereby invited to 
participate with Black Butte Coal Company on a pro rata cost sharing 
basis in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the 
United States of America in the following-described lands in Sweetwater 
County, WY:

T. 17 N., R. 101 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming
    Sec. 4: Lots 1-4, S\1/2\N\1/2\, S\1/2\; Sec. 10: All;
T. 18 N., R. 101 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming
    Sec. 34: All.

    Containing 1,919.68 acres, more or less.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the exploration plan are available for review 
during normal business hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday 
in the following offices (serialized under number WYW172923): Bureau of 
Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 
1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003; and, Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs 
Field Office, 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, WY 82901. The 
written notice should be sent to the following addresses: Black Butte 
Coal Company, Attn: Jon Gross, P.O. Box 98, Point of Rocks, WY 82901, 
and the Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, Branch of 
Solid Minerals, Attn: Mavis Love, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All of the coal in the above-described land 
consists of unleased Federal coal within the Rock Springs Known 
Recoverable Coal Resource Area. The purpose of the exploration program 
is to obtain structural and quality information of the coal. The 
proposed exploration program is fully described and will be conducted 
pursuant to an exploration plan to be approved by the Bureau of Land 
Management. This notice of invitation will be published in the Rock 
Springs Daily Rocket-Miner once each week for two consecutive weeks 
beginning the week of July 3, 2006, and in the Federal Register. Any 
party electing to participate in this exploration program must send 
written notice to both the Bureau of Land Management and Black Butte 
Coal Company, as provided in the ADDRESSES section above, no later than 
thirty days after publication of this invitation in the Federal 
Register.
    The foregoing is published in the Federal Register pursuant to 43 
CFR 3410.2-1(c)(1).

    Dated: June 15, 2006.
Phillip C. Perlewitz,
Acting Deputy State Director, Minerals and Lands.
[FR Doc. 06-6328 Filed 7-18-06; 8:45 am]
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