Transfer of Title to Facilities, Works, and Lands of the Gila Project, Wellton-Mohawk Division, to the Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage District, Yuma County, AZ (Wellton-Mohawk Title Transfer), 1239-1240 [E7-177]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 6 / Wednesday, January 10, 2007 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Sec. 19, E1⁄2 and E1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 20; Sec. 21, N1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 27, S1⁄2; Sec. 28, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, and S1⁄2; Sec. 29; Sec. 30, E1⁄2 and E1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 31, N1⁄2NE1⁄4; Sec. 32, N1⁄2; Sec. 33, N1⁄2 and SE1⁄4; Sec. 34; Sec. 35, E1⁄2NW1⁄4 and E1⁄2SW1⁄4. T. 5 S., R. 43 E., Unsurveyed Sec. 6; Sec. 7, E1⁄2 and E1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 18, N1⁄2NE1⁄4. The lands in the Mina Corridor aggregate 139,391 acres in Esmeralda, Lyon, and Mineral Counties. Public Land Order (PLO) No. 7653, 70 FR 76854–76858 (December 28, 2005), withdrew approximately 308,600 acres of public lands from surface entry and mining for the purpose of evaluating a suite of alternative rail alignments along the Caliente Corridor, as described in the DOE’s Final Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Fuel and HighLevel Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada, February 2002. The evaluation is for the potential construction, operation, and maintenance of a rail line which would be used to transport spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste to the proposed Yucca Mountain Repository as part of the DOE’s responsibility under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 10101 et seq. The DOE has identified an additional 68,646 acres of public lands for evaluation along the Caliente Corridor. Since PLO No. 7653 can not be amended to add lands, the DOE has filed this new withdrawal application for those additional lands. The DOE’s withdrawal application also includes 139,391 acres of public lands for the purpose of evaluating the potential construction, operation, and maintenance of a rail line along a suite of alternative rail alignments referred to by the DOE as the ‘‘Mina Route.’’ The width of the withdrawal is 1 mile. The expiration date for this proposed withdrawal would be the same as the expiration date for PLO No. 7653, which is December 27, 2015. The use of a right-of-way, interagency agreement, or cooperative agreement would not adequately constrain nondiscretionary uses that could irrevocably affect the evaluation of these lands for a potential rail line alignment. There are no suitable alternative sites, since the lands described identify the alternative alignments that need to be evaluated. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:22 Jan 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 No water rights will be needed to fulfill the purpose of the withdrawal. Possible mineral deposits present in the above-described land areas include some locatable and salable minerals. For a period of 90 days from the date of publication of this notice, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the proposed withdrawal may present their views in writing to the BLM Nevada State Director. Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, Nevada, 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 or address from public review or from 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 the 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. Notice is hereby given that in addition and subsequent to the 90-day public comment period mentioned above, there will be at least one public meeting in connection with the proposed withdrawal to be announced at a later date. A notice of the time, place, and date will be published in the Federal Register and a local newspaper at least 30 days before the scheduled date of a meeting. This withdrawal proposal will be processed in accordance with the regulations set forth in 43 CFR part 2300. For a period of 2 years from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, the lands described above will be segregated as specified above unless the application is denied or cancelled or the withdrawal is approved prior to that date. Licenses, permits, cooperative agreements, or discretionary land use authorizations of a temporary nature which will not significantly impact the purpose of the proposed withdrawal may be allowed with the approval of the authorized officer of the BLM during the segregative period. (Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3–1(a)) PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1239 Dated: October 30, 2006. Margaret L. Jensen, Deputy State Director, Natural Resources, Lands, and Planning. [FR Doc. E7–84 Filed 1–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [FES–06–53] Transfer of Title to Facilities, Works, and Lands of the Gila Project, WelltonMohawk Division, to the WelltonMohawk Irrigation and Drainage District, Yuma County, AZ (WelltonMohawk Title Transfer) Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Wellton-Mohawk Title Transfer. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) to evaluate the potential effects of the proposed Wellton-Mohawk Title Transfer. The title transfer would transfer ownership and divest Reclamation of the responsibility for the operation, maintenance, management, regulation of, and liability for the identified project facilities and appurtenant lands to the WelltonMohawk Irrigation and Drainage District (District). This title transfer would consolidate management responsibility with the District, thereby allowing them to have greater authority in the management of growth and land-based issues in the Wellton-Mohawk Valley, protect against encroachment on agriculture, and consolidate ownership of lands, facilities, and the Gila River Flood Channel. ADDRESSES: To obtain a compact disc or paper copy of the FEIS, please e-mail Christa Monaco at cmonaco@lc.usbr.gov or write Ms. Monaco at the Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Colorado Regional Office, P.O. Box 61470, Boulder City, NV 89006–1470. A copy of the FEIS is available for public review and inspection on the Region’s Web site at http://www.usbr.gov/lc under ‘‘Latest News and Info’’, or at the following locations: • Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage District, 30570 WelltonMohawk Drive, Wellton, AZ, telephone: (928) 785–3351. E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1 1240 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 6 / Wednesday, January 10, 2007 / Notices • Dateland School Branch Library, Avenue 64 East, Dateland, AZ, telephone: (928) 454–2243. • Foothills Branch Library, 11279 South Glenwood Avenue, Yuma, AZ, telephone: (928) 342–1640. • Roll Branch Library, 5151 South Avenue 39 East, Roll, AZ, telephone: (928) 785–3701. • Wellton Branch Library, 10425 Williams Street, Wellton, AZ, telephone: (928) 785–9575. • Yuma County Main Library, 350 South 3rd Avenue, Yuma, AZ, telephone: (928) 782–1871. • Bureau of Reclamation, Yuma Area Office, 800 Calle Agua Salada, Yuma, AZ, telephone: (928) 343–8139. • Bureau of Reclamation, Public Affairs Office, Annex Building, corner of Nevada Highway and Park Street, Boulder City, NV, telephone: (702) 293– 8421. • Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO telephone: (303) 445–2072. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Renee Kolvet, Project Lead, Lower Colorado Regional Office, Bureau of Reclamation, 702–293–8443, fax 702– 293–8146 or e-mail: rkolvet@lc.usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Background The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Notice of Availability was published in the Federal Register on September 4, 2003 (68 FR 52613). The public review period ended on October 29, 2003. All comments received on the DEIS were carefully reviewed and considered in preparing the FEIS. Where appropriate, responses to comments received from interested organizations and individuals during the review period are addressed in the FEIS. The amount of land to be transferred has been reduced by approximately 8,850 acres from that identified in the Proposed Action of the DEIS. These changes were made to reflect the correct legal land ownership status and in response to concerns raised during consultations with tribal governments. No additional adverse environmental impacts would result from the changes as documented in the FEIS. Reclamation will not make a decision on the proposed action until at least 30 days after Environmental Protection Agency’s Notice of Availability of the FEIS is published in the Federal Register. After the 30-day waiting period, Reclamation may complete a Record of Decision (ROD) which would state the action that will be VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:05 Jan 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 implemented and would discuss all factors leading to the decision. The FEIS will be used in the decisionmaking process pursuant to the WelltonMohawk Transfer Act of June 2000 (Pub. L. 106–221), whereby the Secretary of the Interior was authorized to transfer title to the Wellton-Mohawk Division of the Gila Project works and facilities, and certain federally-owned lands from the United States to the District. The District is a political subdivision of the State of Arizona constituted to own lands and facilities and to contract with Reclamation for diversion of Colorado River water for delivery to its landowners. Reclamation and the District signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in July 1998, as amended, which defines the methods and principles of this title transfer process. Two alternatives are evaluated in the FEIS: (1) The No Action Alternative, under which facilities of the WelltonMohawk Division of the Gila Project and lands within or adjacent to the Gila Project would remain in Federal ownership, and (2) the Proposed Action/Preferred Alternative under which Reclamation would transfer title to the facilities of the Wellton-Mohawk Division of the Gila Project and lands within or adjacent to the Gila Project to the District. Dated: November 29, 2006. Jayne Harkins, Deputy Regional Director, Lower Colorado Region. [FR Doc. E7–177 Filed 1–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Inv. No. 337–TA–543] In the Matter of Certain Baseband Processor Chips and Chipsets, Transmitter and Receiver (RADIO) Chips, Power Control Chips, and Products Containing Same, Including Cellular Telephone Handsets; Notice of Commission Decision To Modify the Schedule for Filing Written Submissions on Remedy, the Public Interest, and Bonding, and To Extend the Target Date for Completion of the Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to modify a schedule for filing written PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 submissions on remedy, the public interest, and bonding, and to extend the target date for completion of the abovecaptioned investigation by thirteen (13) days to March 8, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Michael Liberman, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202– 205–3152. Copies of the ID and all other nonconfidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202–205–2000. Hearingimpaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 21, 2005, the Commission instituted an investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. 1337, based on a complaint filed by Broadcom Corporation of Irvine, California, alleging a violation of section 337 in the importation, sale for importation, and sale within the United States after importation of certain baseband processor chips and chipsets, transmitter and receiver (radio) chips, power control chips, and products containing same, including cellular telephone handsets by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,374,311; 6,714,983; 5,682,379 (‘‘the ’379 patent’’); 6,359,872 (‘‘the ’872 patent’’); and 6,583,675. 70 FR 35707 (June 21, 2005). The complainant named Qualcomm Incorporated of San Diego, California as the only respondent. The ’379 patent and ’872 patent were terminated from this investigation. On October 19, 2006, the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) issued an Initial Determination on Violation of Section 337 and Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bond (‘‘ID’’), finding a violation of section 337. On December 8, 2006, the Commission issued a notice of its decision to review and modify in part the ALJ’s final ID. The Commission also requested the parties to the investigation, interested government agencies, and any other interested E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[FES-06-53]


Transfer of Title to Facilities, Works, and Lands of the Gila 
Project, Wellton-Mohawk Division, to the Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and 
Drainage District, Yuma County, AZ (Wellton-Mohawk Title Transfer)

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability, Final Environmental Impact Statement, 
Wellton-Mohawk Title Transfer.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 
1969, as amended, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has prepared 
a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) to evaluate the potential 
effects of the proposed Wellton-Mohawk Title Transfer. The title 
transfer would transfer ownership and divest Reclamation of the 
responsibility for the operation, maintenance, management, regulation 
of, and liability for the identified project facilities and appurtenant 
lands to the Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage District 
(District). This title transfer would consolidate management 
responsibility with the District, thereby allowing them to have greater 
authority in the management of growth and land-based issues in the 
Wellton-Mohawk Valley, protect against encroachment on agriculture, and 
consolidate ownership of lands, facilities, and the Gila River Flood 
Channel.

ADDRESSES: To obtain a compact disc or paper copy of the FEIS, please 
e-mail Christa Monaco at cmonaco@lc.usbr.gov or write Ms. Monaco at the 
Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Colorado Regional Office, P.O. Box 61470, 
Boulder City, NV 89006-1470. A copy of the FEIS is available for public 
review and inspection on the Region's Web site at http://www.usbr.gov/
lc under ``Latest News and Info'', or at the following locations:

     Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage District, 30570 
Wellton-Mohawk Drive, Wellton, AZ, telephone: (928) 785-3351.

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     Dateland School Branch Library, Avenue 64 East, Dateland, 
AZ, telephone: (928) 454-2243.
     Foothills Branch Library, 11279 South Glenwood Avenue, 
Yuma, AZ, telephone: (928) 342-1640.
     Roll Branch Library, 5151 South Avenue 39 East, Roll, AZ, 
telephone: (928) 785-3701.
     Wellton Branch Library, 10425 Williams Street, Wellton, 
AZ, telephone: (928) 785-9575.
     Yuma County Main Library, 350 South 3rd Avenue, Yuma, AZ, 
telephone: (928) 782-1871.
     Bureau of Reclamation, Yuma Area Office, 800 Calle Agua 
Salada, Yuma, AZ, telephone: (928) 343-8139.
     Bureau of Reclamation, Public Affairs Office, Annex 
Building, corner of Nevada Highway and Park Street, Boulder City, NV, 
telephone: (702) 293-8421.
     Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, 
Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO telephone: 
(303) 445-2072.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Renee Kolvet, Project Lead, Lower 
Colorado Regional Office, Bureau of Reclamation, 702-293-8443, fax 702-
293-8146 or e-mail: rkolvet@lc.usbr.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Notice of 
Availability was published in the Federal Register on September 4, 2003 
(68 FR 52613). The public review period ended on October 29, 2003. All 
comments received on the DEIS were carefully reviewed and considered in 
preparing the FEIS. Where appropriate, responses to comments received 
from interested organizations and individuals during the review period 
are addressed in the FEIS.
    The amount of land to be transferred has been reduced by 
approximately 8,850 acres from that identified in the Proposed Action 
of the DEIS. These changes were made to reflect the correct legal land 
ownership status and in response to concerns raised during 
consultations with tribal governments. No additional adverse 
environmental impacts would result from the changes as documented in 
the FEIS.
    Reclamation will not make a decision on the proposed action until 
at least 30 days after Environmental Protection Agency's Notice of 
Availability of the FEIS is published in the Federal Register. After 
the 30-day waiting period, Reclamation may complete a Record of 
Decision (ROD) which would state the action that will be implemented 
and would discuss all factors leading to the decision.
    The FEIS will be used in the decision-making process pursuant to 
the Wellton-Mohawk Transfer Act of June 2000 (Pub. L. 106-221), whereby 
the Secretary of the Interior was authorized to transfer title to the 
Wellton-Mohawk Division of the Gila Project works and facilities, and 
certain federally-owned lands from the United States to the District. 
The District is a political subdivision of the State of Arizona 
constituted to own lands and facilities and to contract with 
Reclamation for diversion of Colorado River water for delivery to its 
landowners. Reclamation and the District signed a Memorandum of 
Agreement (MOA) in July 1998, as amended, which defines the methods and 
principles of this title transfer process.
    Two alternatives are evaluated in the FEIS: (1) The No Action 
Alternative, under which facilities of the Wellton-Mohawk Division of 
the Gila Project and lands within or adjacent to the Gila Project would 
remain in Federal ownership, and (2) the Proposed Action/Preferred 
Alternative under which Reclamation would transfer title to the 
facilities of the Wellton-Mohawk Division of the Gila Project and lands 
within or adjacent to the Gila Project to the District.

    Dated: November 29, 2006.
Jayne Harkins,
Deputy Regional Director, Lower Colorado Region.
[FR Doc. E7-177 Filed 1-9-07; 8:45 am]
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