Notice to Reopen the Public Scoping Process for the Proposed Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project, 41042-41043 [E6-11462]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 138 / Wednesday, July 19, 2006 / Notices the Ely Field Office, 702 North Industrial Way, Ely NV. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Amy Lueders, Associate State Director. [FR Doc. E6–11462 Filed 7–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P [NM–910–06–0777–XX] Notice of Public Meeting, New Mexico Resource Advisory Council Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below. DATES: The Meeting dates are August 23–24, 2006, at the Best Western Inns and Suites, 700 Scott Avenue, Farmington, New Mexico. An optional field trip is planned for August 22, 2006. The public comment period is scheduled August 22, 2006, from 6–7 p.m. at the Best Western Inns and Suites. The public may present written comments to the RAC. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to comment and time available, oral comments may be limited. The three established RAC working groups may have a late afternoon or an evening meeting. The 15member RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in New Mexico. All meetings are open to the public. At this meeting, topics include issues on renewable and nonrenewable resources. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theresa Herrera, New Mexico State Office, Office of External Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 27115, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502–0115, (505) 438–7517. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: July 12, 2006. Linda S.C. Rundell, State Director. FR Doc. E6–11457 Filed 7–18–06; 8:45 am] 18:28 Jul 18, 2006 Jkt 208001 Location Change for Steens Mountain Advisory Council Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Burns District. ACTION: Change of meeting location. Bureau of Land Management VerDate Aug<31>2005 [OR–027–1020–PI–020H; HAG–06–0159] AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P Bureau of Land Management SUMMARY: The August 24 and 25, 2006, Steens Mountain Advisory Council meeting, previously scheduled to be held at the Bureau of Land Management, Burns District Office, 28910 Highway 20 West, Hines, Oregon 97738, has been moved to the Frenchglen School, 39235 Highway 205, Frenchglen, Oregon 97736. The original Federal Register notice announcing the meeting was published on February 6, 2006, page number 6090. The meeting session will begin the first day at 8 a.m., local time, and will end at 4:30 p.m., local time. The second day will begin at 8 a.m., local time, and will end at approximately 2 p.m., local time. The entire meeting is open to the public. Public comment is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., local time, both days of the meeting session. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information concerning the Steens Mountain Advisory Council may be obtained from Rhonda Karges, Management Support Specialist, Burns District Office, 28910 Highway 20 West, Hines, Oregon 97738, (541) 573–4433 or Rhonda_Karges@or.blm.gov. Dated: July 12, 2006. Karla Bird, Andrews Resource Area Field Manager. [FR Doc. E6–11379 Filed 7–18–06; 8:45 am] DATES: 41043 Effective Date: July 19, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marsha Fryer, Forest Service, Intermountain Region, 324–25th Street, Ogden, Utah 84401–2310, 801–625– 5802. The Forest Service has determined that a withdrawal is no longer needed on the lands described in this order and has requested the partial revocation. The lands will not be opened to surface entry or mining until completion of an analysis to determine if any of the lands need special designation. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Order By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714 (2000), it is ordered as follows: Public Land Order No. 1483 (22 FR 7307–8, September 13, 1957), which withdrew public lands within national forests and reserved them for use of the Forest Service as administrative sites, recreation areas, and a roadside zone, is hereby revoked only insofar as it affects the following described lands: Wasatch National Forest Henrys Fork Bridge Recreation Area Salt Lake Meridian T. 2 N., R. 14 E., Sec. 1, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4 and NW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 2, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4 and NE1⁄4SE1⁄4. The area described contains 160 acres in Summit County. Dated: June 27, 2006. R. Thomas Weimer, Assistant Secretary of the Interior. [FR Doc. E6–11447 Filed 7–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P BILLING CODE 4310–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UTU 016431] Public Land Order No. 7665; Partial Revocation of Public Land Order No. 1483; Utah AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Public Land Order. ACTION: This order partially revokes a Public Land Order insofar as it affects 160 acres of public lands within national forests, which were withdrawn and reserved for use of the Forest Service as administrative sites, recreation areas, and a roadside zone. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Land Management [NV–030–1430–ES; NVN 75639] Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; Washoe County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Realty Action. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for lease or conveyance to Washoe County, Nevada under the authority of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act (R&PP), as amended, approximately 110 acres of land in Washoe County, E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 138 (Wednesday, July 19, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41042-41043]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-11462]


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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

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice to Reopen Scoping.

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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 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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

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the Ely Field Office, 702 North Industrial Way, Ely NV.

Amy Lueders,
Associate State Director.
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