National Park Service Benefits-Sharing Draft Environmental Impact Statement, 71187-71188 [E6-20854]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 236 / Friday, December 8, 2006 / Notices determined in accordance with 30 CFR 206.250. Bidding instructions for the offered tract are included in the Detailed Statement of Coal Lease Sale. Copies of the Detailed Statement and the proposed coal lease are available upon request in person or by mail from the Colorado State Office at the address given above. The case file is available for inspection in the Public Room, Colorado State Office, during normal business hours at the address given above. Karen Zurek, Solid Minerals Staff, Division of Energy, Lands and Minerals. [FR Doc. E6–20913 Filed 12–7–06; 8:45 am] Project on July 27, 2000. The PAWG advises the BLM on the development and implementation of monitoring plans and adaptive management decisions as development of the Pinedale Anticline Natural Gas Field proceeds for the life of the field. Dated: November 28, 2006. William Lanning, Field Office Manager. [FR Doc. 06–9606 Filed 12–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AGENCY: AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of termination of the stripper well royalty reductions program. 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 business meetings. Group meetings are open to the public. DATES: Eleven meeting dates have been set for the following dates: 12–5 December 18, 2006. 9–5 January 25, 8– 12 January 26, 2007. 12–5 February 22, 2007. 12–5 March 22, 2007. 12–5 April 26, 2007. 12–5 May 24, 2007. 12–5 June 28, 2007. 12–5 July 26, 2007. 12–5 September 27, 2007. 12–5 October 25, 2007. The meetings are scheduled to be held in the Bureau of Land Management conference room, 432 E. Mill St. Pinedale, WY, 82941. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Anderson, BLM/PAWG Liaison, Bureau of Land Management, Pinedale Field Office, 432 E. Mills St., P.O. 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 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Dec 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [WO–310–1310–PB–24 1A] Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. BILLING CODE 4310–84–M National Park Service Benefits-Sharing Draft Environmental Impact Statement DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AGENCY: Dated: October 19, 2006. Thomas P. Lonnie, Assistant Director, Minerals, Realty, and Resource Protection. [FR Doc. 06–9530 Filed 12–07–06; 8:45 am] Bureau of Land Management Oil and Gas Leasing: Onshore Oil and Gas Operations—Fees, Rentals, and Royalty Notice of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group Meeting The current regulations authorize royalty rate reduction on a case-by-case basis (see 43 CFR 3103.4–1). National Park Service BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P [WY–100–05–1310–DB] 71187 SUMMARY: The termination of benefits for stripper well properties was effective February 1, 2006, and replaced by Section 343 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which was established a Marginal Property Production Incentives Program (MPPIP). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rudy Baier, Division of Fluid Minerals, BLM, (202) 452–5024. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except holidays, for assistance in reaching Mr. Baier. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By Federal Register notice (70 FR 42093) dated July 21, 2005, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) provided six-month notification, as required by regulation, to terminate the benefits of the royalty rate reductions granted under the stripper well royalty reductions (see 43 CFR 3103.4–2) program. In that FR notice, the BLM requested comments specifically on the financial conditions under which the BLM would reestablish the benefits under that program. The BLM received five comments. The comments will be considered if BLM develops a stripper/marginal property replacement program. The BLM has determined that it will not establish the current program since the MPPIP was established by Congress to take its place until the Secretary of the Interior issues regulations prescribing different relief. PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: This notice informs the public that the comment period for the National Park Service Benefits-Sharing Draft Environmental Impact Statement covering all units of the National Park System is extended. SUMMARY: The National Park Service published a Notice of Availability on September 26, 2006, (71 FR 186) for the National Park Service Benefits-Sharing Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The public comment period was to expire December 15, 2006. This notice extends the public comment period until January 29, 2007. DATES: Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement will be accepted through January 29, 2007. ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public review and comment on the Internet at https:// parkplanning.nps.gov (Select ‘‘Washington Office’’ from the ‘‘Choose a park’’ pick list and then click on the link for ‘‘benefits-sharing’’), in the office of the National Park Service Associate Director for Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC, and in the office of the Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Mills, Benefits-Sharing EIS, Center for Resources, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190, (307)344–2203, benefitseis@nps.gov. If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods. You may mail comments to Benefits-Sharing EIS Team, Center for Resources, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190. You may also comment via the Internet at https://parkplanning.nps.gov. If you do not receive a confirmation from the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 71188 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 236 / Friday, December 8, 2006 / Notices system that we have received your Internet message, contact us directly at the Yellowstone Center for Resources 307–344–2203. Finally, you may handdeliver comments to the Yellowstone Center for Resources in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Our practice is to make comments, including names, home addresses, home phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their names and/or home addresses, etc., but if you wish us to consider withholding this information you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. In addition, you must present a rationale for withholding this information. This rationale must demonstrate that disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy. Unsupported assertions will not meet this burden. In the absence of exceptional, documentable circumstances, this information will be released. We will always make submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives of or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. Dated: November 20, 2006. Michael A. Soukup, Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, National Park Service. [FR Doc. E6–20854 Filed 12–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–CT–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation South Delta Improvements Program, Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta, CA Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR). sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) have prepared a Final EIS/EIR for the South Delta Improvements Program (SDIP). The SDIP is being pursued to address the needs of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta (Delta) aquatic environment, as well as longstanding VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Dec 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 statewise, regional and local water supply needs. Reclamation and DWR have identified the following objectives and purpose: reduce the movement of San Joaquin River watershed Central Valley fall-/late fall-run juvenile Chinook salmon into the south Delta via Old River; maintain adequate water levels and, through improved circulation, water quality available for agricultural diversions in the south Delta, downstream of the head of Old River; and increase water deliveries and delivery reliability for Central Valley Project (CVP) and State Water Project (SWP) water contractors south of the Delta and provide opportunities to convey water for fish and wildlife purposes by increasing the maximum permitted level of diversion through the existing intake gates at Clifton Court Forebay from 6680 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 8500 cfs. DATES: Reclamation will not make a decision on the proposed action until at least 30 days after release of the Final EIS/EIR. After the 30-day waiting period, Reclamation will complete a Record of Decision (ROD). The ROD will state the action that will be implemented and will discuss all factors leading to the decision. ADDRESSES: A compact disc of the Final EIS/EIR may be requested from Ms. Sammie Cervantes, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento CA 95825, by calling 916– 978–5189, TDD 916–978–5068, or by email at scervantes@mp.usbr.gov. The Final EIS/EIR is accessible at the following Web site: https:// www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/ nepa_projdetails,cfm?Project_ID=316. See Supplemental Information section for locations where a compact disc is available for viewing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sharon McHale, Reclamation Program Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, at 916–978–5086, TDD 916–978–5608, or by e-mail at smchale@mp.usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Final EIS/EIR addresses facilities-related impacts including the effects of project construction and operation on hydrology, water quality, fish resources, recreation, vegetation and wildlife, visual resources, cultural resources, land use, geology, soils, seismicity, groundwater, traffic and circulation, air quality, noise, and public health and safety. Diversion-related impacts include the effects of increased diversions from the Bay Delta and associated changes in Reclamation’s operation of CVP facilities and DWR’s operation of SWP facilities. Project diversions therefore may directly or PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 indirectly affect the Sacramento River, its tributaries, San Joaquin River, its tributaries, and Delta resources including water supply, fish and aquatic habitat, riparian vegetation and habitat, water quality, recreation, visual and cultural resources. The Final EIA/EIR also evaluated potential growthinducing impacts for the CVP and SWP water service areas. An evaluation of cumulative hydrologic and water service area impacts associated with reasonably foreseeable actions is also included. The Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS/EIR was published in the Federal Register on Thursday, November 10, 2005, (70 FR 68475). The written comment period on the Draft EIS/EIR ended Tuesday, February 7, 2006. The Final EIS/EIR contains responses to all comments received and changes made to the text of the Draft EIS/EIR as a result of those comments and any additional information received during the review period. Public meetings to discuss the purpose and content of the Draft EIS/ EIR were held on the following dates and locations: December 6, 2005, in Sacramento CA; December 7, 2005, in Stockton CA; December 8, 2005, in Oakland CA; December 13, 2005, in Visalia CA; and December 14, 2005, in Los Angeles CA. Public hearings were held on January 18, 2006, in Sacramento CA; January 25, 2005, in Los Angeles CA; and January 26, 2006, in Stockton CA. A compact disc of the Final EIS/EIR is available for viewing at the following locations: • California Department of Water Resources, Bay-Delta Office, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. • Bureau of Reclamation, Regional Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825–1898. • Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO 80225. • Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240–0001. • Sacramento Public Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. • Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Avenue, Tracy, CA 95376. • Lathrop Branch Library, 15461 Seventh Street, Lathrop, CA 95330. • Cesar Chavez Central Library, 60 North El Dorado Street, Stockton, CA 95202. • Shasta County Main Library, 1855 Shasta Street, Redding, CA 96001. • Oakland Main Library, 125 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612. E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 236 (Friday, December 8, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71187-71188]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-20854]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


National Park Service Benefits-Sharing Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: This notice informs the public that the comment period for the 
National Park Service Benefits-Sharing Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement covering all units of the National Park System is extended.

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SUMMARY: The National Park Service published a Notice of Availability 
on September 26, 2006, (71 FR 186) for the National Park Service 
Benefits-Sharing Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The public 
comment period was to expire December 15, 2006. This notice extends the 
public comment period until January 29, 2007.

DATES: Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement will be 
accepted through January 29, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public review and comment 
on the Internet at https://parkplanning.nps.gov (Select ``Washington 
Office'' from the ``Choose a park'' pick list and then click on the 
link for ``benefits-sharing''), in the office of the National Park 
Service Associate Director for Natural Resource Stewardship and 
Science, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC, and in the office of the 
Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Mills, Benefits-Sharing EIS, 
Center for Resources, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 
82190, (307)344-2203, benefitseis@nps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: If you wish to comment, you may submit your 
comments by any one of several methods. You may mail comments to 
Benefits-Sharing EIS Team, Center for Resources, P.O. Box 168, 
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190. You may also comment via the 
Internet at https://parkplanning.nps.gov. If you do not receive a 
confirmation from the

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system that we have received your Internet message, contact us directly 
at the Yellowstone Center for Resources 307-344-2203. Finally, you may 
hand-deliver comments to the Yellowstone Center for Resources in 
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Our practice is to make comments, 
including names, home addresses, home phone numbers, and e-mail 
addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual 
respondents may request that we withhold their names and/or home 
addresses, etc., but if you wish us to consider withholding this 
information you must state this prominently at the beginning of your 
comments. In addition, you must present a rationale for withholding 
this information. This rationale must demonstrate that disclosure would 
constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy. Unsupported 
assertions will not meet this burden. In the absence of exceptional, 
documentable circumstances, this information will be released. We will 
always make submissions from organizations or businesses, and from 
individuals identifying themselves as representatives of or officials 
of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in 
their entirety.

    Dated: November 20, 2006.
Michael A. Soukup,
Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, National 
Park Service.
[FR Doc. E6-20854 Filed 12-7-06; 8:45 am]
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