Notice of Meetings of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group, 62607-62608 [E6-17999]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 207 / Thursday, October 26, 2006 / Notices observation, wildlife photography, and environmental education and interpretation. Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, in northeastern North Carolina, consists of approximately 5,800 acres of ocean beach, barrier dunes, salt marshes, fresh and brackish water ponds and impoundments, as well as tidal creeks and bays. These habitats support a variety of wildlife species including waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, sea turtles, and neotropical migratory songbirds. Authority: This notice is published under the authority of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, Public Law 105–57. Dated: May 3, 2006. Cynthia K. Dohner, Acting Regional Director. Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the Federal Register on October 23, 2006. [FR Doc. 06–8897 Filed 10–25–06: 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Notice of Availability, Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), on behalf of the Department of the Interior (DOI), as the natural resource trustee, announces the release for public review of the Draft Natural Resource Damages Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (RP/EA) for the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum (JHNWR). The Draft RP/EA presents a preferred alternative that compensates for impacts to natural resources caused by: (1) The release of oil at the JHNWR; and (2) the release of hazardous substances from the Publicker Industries Inc. National Priorities List Superfund Site. Natural resource damages received from the impacts from the release of oil and hazardous substances are being combined and used for restoration activities at the JHNWR. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 27, 2006. ADDRESSES: Copies of the RP/EA are available for review during office hours at: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, 8601 Lindbergh Boulevard, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Oct 25, 2006 Jkt 211001 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19153, and online at http://heinz.fws.gov. Requests for copies of the RP/EA may be made to the same address and to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pennsylvania Field Office, 315 South Allen Street, Suite 322, State College, Pennsylvania 16801. Written comments or materials regarding the RP/EA should be sent to the State College address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melinda Turner, Environmental Contaminants Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pennsylvania Field Office, 315 South Allen Street, Suite 322, State College, Pennsylvania 16801. Interested parties may also call 814– 234–4090 or e-mail Melinda_Turner@fws.gov for further information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In July 2005, the DOI, acting as natural resource Trustee, reached a natural resource damages settlement in the amount of $865,000 for natural resource injuries associated with the discharge of oil that occurred on February 2, 2000, at the JHNWR. The discharge of oil and the remedial activities injured Service trust resources (migratory birds and Federal lands). In addition, the DOI reached two settlement agreements between 1989 and 1996 for natural resource injuries associated with the Publicker Industries Inc. Superfund Site, located approximately 7 miles upstream from the JHNWR. Natural resource injuries associated with the Publicker Site included injuries to Service trust resources (migratory birds and anadromous fish) from the discharge of hazardous substances. Because of the similar resource injuries associated with the sites, an opportunity exists to combine the Sunoco settlement funds with those acquired from the settlements from the nearby Publicker Superfund Site to create a larger-scale restoration action. The combined funds available for restoration activities from the oil release and Publicker settlements total $1,523,845. Restoration projects proposed in the Draft RP/EA include wetland restoration at the JHNWR. The RP/EA is being released in accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, (33 U.S.C. et seq.), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 as amended, commonly known as Superfund, (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.), the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Regulations found at 43 CFR, part 11, and the National Environmental Policy Act. It is intended to describe and evaluate the Trustee’s proposal to restore natural resources PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62607 injured by the release of oil at the JHNWR and release of hazardous substances from the Publicker National Priorities List Superfund Site. The RP/EA describes and compares a reasonable number of habitat restoration alternatives. Restoration projects which provide similar services as those impacted by the release of oil and hazardous substances and coincide with the primary goals of the JHNWR are preferred. Based on an evaluation of the various restoration alternatives, the preferred alternative consists of removing filled material to restore freshwater tidal wetland at the JHNWR. Restoration of wetlands will compensate for injuries to natural resources, including migratory birds, migratory bird habitat, anadromous fish, and Federal lands. Interested members of the public are invited to review and comment on the RP/EA. Copies of the RP/EA are available for review at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, 8601 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19153, and online at http://heinz.fws.gov. Requests for copies of the RP/EA may be made to the same address and to the Service’s Pennsylvania Field Office at 315 South Allen Street, Suite 322, State College, Pennsylvania 16801. Written comments will be considered and addressed in the final RP/EA at the conclusion of the restoration planning process. Author: The primary author of this notice is Melinda Turner, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pennsylvania Field Office, 315 South Allen Street, Suite 322, State College, Pennsylvania 16801. Authority: The authority for this action is the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, (33 U.S.C. et seq.), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 as amended, commonly known as Superfund, (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.), and the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Regulations found at 43 CFR part 11. Dated: September 15, 2006. Anthony D. Leger, Acting Regional Director, Region 5, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, DOI Designated Authorized Official. [FR Doc. E6–16878 Filed 10–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–100–05–1310–DB] Notice of Meetings of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 62608 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 207 / Thursday, October 26, 2006 / Notices Notice of public meeting. ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (1976) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (1972), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) will meet in Pinedale, Wyoming, for a business meeting. Group meetings are open to the public. DATES: The PAWG will meet November 6, 2006 from 1 to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting of the PAWG will be held in the Lovatt room of the Pinedale Library, 155 S. Tyler Ave., Pinedale, WY. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Anderson, BLM/PAWG Liaison, Bureau of Land Management, Pinedale Field Office, 432 E. Mills St., PO Box 738, Pinedale, WY 82941; 307–367–5328. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) was authorized and established with release of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Pinedale Anticline Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Project on July 27, 2000. The PAWG makes recommendations to the BLM on mitigation and monitoring decisions within the Pinedale Anticline Project Area. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Oct 25, 2006 Jkt 211001 The agenda for these meetings will include discussions concerning any modifications task groups may wish to make to their monitoring recommendations, a discussion on monitoring funding sources, and overall adaptive management implementation as it applies to the PAWG. Dated: October 18, 2006. Dennis Stenger, Field Office Manager. [FR Doc. E6–17999 Filed 10–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Beaufort Sea Oil and Gas Lease Sale 202 Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Alaska OCS, Beaufort Sea; Notice of Availability of the proposed Notice of Sale for proposed Oil and Gas Lease Sale 202 in the Beaufort Sea. This Notice is published pursuant to 30 CFR 256.29(c) as a matter of information to the public. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 With regard to oil and gas leasing on the OCS, the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to section 19 of the OCS Lands Act, provides the affected States the opportunity to review the proposed Notice. The proposed Notice sets forth the proposed terms and conditions of the sale, including minimum bids, royalty rates, and rentals. The proposed Notice of Sale for Sale 202 and a ‘‘Proposed Sale Notice Package’’ containing information essential to potential bidders may be obtained by mail from the Alaska OCS Region, Information Resource Center, Minerals Management Service, 3801 Centerpoint Drive, Suite 500, Anchorage, Alaska 99503–5823. Telephone: (907) 334–5200 or 1–800– 764–2627. Certain documents may be viewed and downloaded from the MMS World Wide Web site at http:// www.mms.gov/alaska. The final Notice of Sale will be published in the Federal Register at least 30 days prior to the date of bid opening. Bid opening is currently scheduled for March 28, 2007. Dated: October 16, 2006. Walter D. Cruickshank, Acting Director, Minerals Management Service. BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 207 (Thursday, October 26, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62607-62608]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-17999]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WY-100-05-1310-DB]


Notice of Meetings of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

[[Page 62608]]


ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
(1976) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (1972), the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale 
Anticline Working Group (PAWG) will meet in Pinedale, Wyoming, for a 
business meeting. Group meetings are open to the public.

DATES: The PAWG will meet November 6, 2006 from 1 to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting of the PAWG will be held in the Lovatt room of 
the Pinedale Library, 155 S. Tyler Ave., Pinedale, WY.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Anderson, BLM/PAWG Liaison, 
Bureau of Land Management, Pinedale Field Office, 432 E. Mills St., PO 
Box 738, Pinedale, WY 82941; 307-367-5328.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) 
was authorized and established with release of the Record of Decision 
(ROD) for the Pinedale Anticline Oil and Gas Exploration and 
Development Project on July 27, 2000.
    The PAWG makes recommendations to the BLM on mitigation and 
monitoring decisions within the Pinedale Anticline Project Area.
    The agenda for these meetings will include discussions concerning 
any modifications task groups may wish to make to their monitoring 
recommendations, a discussion on monitoring funding sources, and 
overall adaptive management implementation as it applies to the PAWG.

    Dated: October 18, 2006.
Dennis Stenger,
Field Office Manager.
 [FR Doc. E6-17999 Filed 10-25-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-22-P