Notice of Cancellation of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Reconstruction of BIA Route 27 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD, 68833 [E6-20153]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 28, 2006 / Notices Authority This notice is published in accordance with section 1503.1 of the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508) implementing the procedural requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 1–6), and is in the exercise of authority delegated to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by 209 DM 8. Dated: November 3, 2006. Michael D. Olsen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–20152 Filed 11–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Cancellation of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Reconstruction of BIA Route 27 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. ycherry on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) intends to cancel work on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed reconstruction of BIA Route 27 near Wounded Knee, South Dakota, and instead, prepare an Environmental Assessment for the proposed action. The Notice of Intent to prepare the EIS, which included a description of the proposed action, was published in the Federal Register on August 22, 2005 (70 FR 48972). DATES: This cancellation is effective December 27, 2006. Written comments must arrive by December 26, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may mail or hand carry written comments to Marilyn Bercier, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Great Plains Regional Office, 115 4th Avenue SE, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marilyn Bercier, (605) 226–7656. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BIA is canceling work on this EIS because scoping and analysis completed to date, including a public scoping meeting held September 13, 2005, in Manderson, South Dakota, and consultation under section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, have shown VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:42 Nov 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 68833 that the proposed action would have no significant impact on the environment. The EIS is therefore being converted to an Environmental Assessment (EA). A Notice of Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact, which will include information on how to obtain a copy of the EA, will be published and/ or posted in the same places (except the Federal Register) as the Notice of Intent to prepare the EIS and will be sent to all parties on any mailing list relating to the EIS process for this project. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Public Comment Availability SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Pit 14 Coal Lease By Application (LBA) FEIS. The tract is being considered for sale as a result of coal lease application received from Black Butte Coal Company (BBCC) operating the adjacent mine in southwestern Wyoming. DATES: The FEIS will be available for a 30 calendar-day review period effective the date that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes their Notice of Availability (NOA) of the FEIS in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: The FEIS is available at http://www.wy.blm.gov/nepa/rsfodocs/ pit14 on the internet. In addition, copies are available at the following BLM offices: • BLM–Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009. • BLM–Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901. Written comments may be submitted to: Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs Field Office, Attn: Pit 14 LBA Project, 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, WY 82901. The public may submit comments electronically at: Pit_14_LBA_WYMail@blm.gov. Please note that any comments submitted to this FEIS including names and street addresses of respondents will be made available for public review at the Rock Springs Field Office, at the address listed above, during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or street address or both from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations, businesses and individuals identifying themselves as Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the mailing address shown in the ADDRESSES section during regular business hours, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. We will not, however, consider anonymous comments. 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. Authority This notice is published in accordance with section 1503.1 of the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508) implementing the procedural requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Department of Interior Manual (516 DM 1–6), and is in the exercise of authority delegated to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by 209 DM 8. Dated: November 3, 2006. Michael D. Olsen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–20153 Filed 11–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Land Management [WY–040–1320–EL, WYW160394] Notice of Availability of the Pit 14 Coal Lease-By-Application Final Environmental Impact Statement, Wyoming Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 28, 2006)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-20153]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Notice of Cancellation of the Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Proposed Reconstruction of BIA Route 27 on the Pine Ridge Indian 
Reservation, SD

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs (BIA) intends to cancel work on the Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) for the proposed reconstruction of BIA Route 27 near 
Wounded Knee, South Dakota, and instead, prepare an Environmental 
Assessment for the proposed action. The Notice of Intent to prepare the 
EIS, which included a description of the proposed action, was published 
in the Federal Register on August 22, 2005 (70 FR 48972).

DATES: This cancellation is effective December 27, 2006. Written 
comments must arrive by December 26, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may mail or hand carry written comments to Marilyn 
Bercier, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Great Plains Regional Office, 115 
4th Avenue SE, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marilyn Bercier, (605) 226-7656.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BIA is canceling work on this EIS 
because scoping and analysis completed to date, including a public 
scoping meeting held September 13, 2005, in Manderson, South Dakota, 
and consultation under section 106 of the National Historic 
Preservation Act and section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, have 
shown that the proposed action would have no significant impact on the 
environment. The EIS is therefore being converted to an Environmental 
Assessment (EA). A Notice of Availability of the Finding of No 
Significant Impact, which will include information on how to obtain a 
copy of the EA, will be published and/or posted in the same places 
(except the Federal Register) as the Notice of Intent to prepare the 
EIS and will be sent to all parties on any mailing list relating to the 
EIS process for this project.

Public Comment Availability

    Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be 
available for public review at the mailing address shown in the 
ADDRESSES section during regular business hours, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents 
may request confidentiality. If you wish us to withhold your name and/
or address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of 
Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of 
your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent 
allowed by law. We will not, however, consider anonymous comments. 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.

Authority

    This notice is published in accordance with section 1503.1 of the 
Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 
1508) implementing the procedural requirements of the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), 
the Department of Interior Manual (516 DM 1-6), and is in the exercise 
of authority delegated to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--
Indian Affairs by 209 DM 8.

    Dated: November 3, 2006.
Michael D. Olsen,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
 [FR Doc. E6-20153 Filed 11-27-06; 8:45 am]
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