Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed Coal-Fired Electric Power Plant, 250 Miles of High Voltage Transmission Line With Fiber Optic Cable, Approximately 100 Miles of New Rail Line, Substations, Water Well-Fields and Pipeline Delivery Systems, and Associated Facilities in Portions of White Pine, Lincoln, Nye, Elko, and Clark Counties, NV, and Notice of Public Meetings, 3871-3875 [E7-1175]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 17 / Friday, January 26, 2007 / Notices (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection and the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to or for a federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number. Dated: January 23, 2007. Ross O. Swimmer, Special Trustee for American Indians. [FR Doc. E7–1217 Filed 1–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–2W–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–040–07–5101–ER–F164; N–82076] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed Coal-Fired Electric Power Plant, 250 Miles of High Voltage Transmission Line With Fiber Optic Cable, Approximately 100 Miles of New Rail Line, Substations, Water WellFields and Pipeline Delivery Systems, and Associated Facilities in Portions of White Pine, Lincoln, Nye, Elko, and Clark Counties, NV, and Notice of Public Meetings Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI) to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Initiate Public Scoping. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Jan 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102 (2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Ely, Elko, and Las Vegas Field Offices, will be directing the preparation of an EIS and conducting public scoping meetings for a proposed Ely Energy Center (EEC), rail line, 345 kV and 500 kV transmission lines with fiber optic capacity, substations, water delivery, and associated facilities. Comment Dates: The comment period for scoping the EIS will commence with the publication of this notice. Those having concerns, issues, or alternatives they would like to see addressed in the EIS should respond with written comments by February 26, 2007. This scoping notice will be distributed by mail on or about the date of this notice. All comments received at the public scoping meetings or through written comments submitted will aid the BLM in identifying alternatives and mitigating measures and will help assure all issues are analyzed in the EIS. ADDRESSES: Comments and issues related to the proposed EIS should be mailed to Ann Perkins, Bureau of Land Management, Ely Field Office, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely, Nevada 89301. Information and a copy of this NOI can be obtained by writing to the Bureau of Land Management, Ely Field Office, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely, Nevada 89301, visiting the Ely Field Office at 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301, or by contacting or visiting either the Las Vegas Office at 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130 or the Elko office at 3900 Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Perkins at (775) 289–1850, e-mail Ann_Perkins@nv.blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EIS will assess the potential impacts of initially granting rights-of-way (ROW) and subsequent conveyance for a proposed power-generating facility and granting a ROW for proposed rail lines, transmission lines with fiber optic cable, substations, water well-fields and pipeline delivery systems, and associated facilities in White Pine County, Lincoln, Nye, Elko, and Clark counties, Nevada. The proposed project includes the EEC and additions to the Nevada Power and Sierra Pacific transmission systems. The EEC would consist of two 750 megawatt (MW) coal-fired generating units in Phase I; a future Phase II includes two 500 MW integrated gasification combined-cycle generating units (or another efficient technology option) and other related facilities, e.g., a rail loop, coal unloading, handling, PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3871 and storage facilities, a solid waste disposal facility, water storage and treatment facilities, evaporation pond, cooling towers, electric switchyards and substations, and support buildings. Water requirements include well fields and pumping facilities, water pipeline(s) and related facilities in Steptoe, Butte, and Jakes Valleys, rail spurs, and access roads. The well fields would require power and relay communication connections. The EIS will address whether to use the Nevada Northern Rail for coal delivery or, as an alternative, whether to build a new rail approximately 100 miles from Steptoe Valley to Shafter, Nevada. The electric transmission facilities would include up to two high voltage (500 kV) transmission lines interconnecting the electric transmission systems of Sierra Pacific and Nevada Power (between the proposed EEC and the existing Harry Allen substation in Clark County [Apex Valley] northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada). Each transmission alternative accommodates an interconnection of the 500-kV system to the existing 345-kV transmission system along the existing Falcon-Gonder corridor. The proposed project will include a new substation located adjacent to the plant, a new substation constructed at Robinson Summit, and expansion of the existing Harry Allen substation in Clark County. The proposed EEC would be located in the eastern part of Nevada in White Pine County. Two potential power plant sites, South Steptoe Valley (SSV) and the North Steptoe Valley (NSV), have been identified for this project. Both proposed power plant sites would be accessible via an access road from Highway 93. The water wells, water pipeline, and related facilities would be located in mostly flat terrain within Steptoe, Butte, and Jakes Valleys. The rail spurs would be located on mostly flat terrain between the power plant site and either the existing Nevada Northern Railway rail line in Steptoe Valley or the alternate 100 mile rail line interconnecting the Union Pacific rail at Shafter. The electric transmission line ROWs would extend from the proposed new generation site in Steptoe Valley to intersect the existing Falcon-Gonder line. The 500 kV power lines may interconnect at a proposed new substation east of Robinson summit (described further below). The proposed line will intersect the previously federally-designated Southwest Intertie Project utility corridor, and will extend to the Harry Allen Substation in northeast Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada. E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 3872 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 17 / Friday, January 26, 2007 / Notices The existing Harry Allen Substation would be expanded by approximately 40 acres. The existing ROW grant would be amended to accommodate the new substation facilities associated with the interconnection of the proposed two 500 kV lines. A proposed new substation approximately 55 acres in size may be constructed near Highway 50 west of Robinson Summit. Approximately 1/2 mile of new electric transmission line ROW would be needed to loop the existing Falcon-Gonder 345 kV electric transmission line into the Robinson Summit substation. A third new substation would require approximately 80 acres for a new ROW to accommodate the equipment to interconnect the 500 kV and 345 kV systems. This new substation would be located adjacent to the plant site. The proposed power plant development area and ancillary facilities would encompass approximately 3,000 acres, of which approximately 1,000 acres would be required for a landfill for the combustion by-products and material collected by the pollution control equipment. Conveyance of approximately 2,500 acres via direct sale to Sierra Pacific/Nevada Power is proposed. The remaining 500 acres of the total 3,000-acre plant site will consist of a substation and other ancillary facilities; the 500 acres may be authorized by a Federal Lands Policy Management Act ROW. A map of the proposed project is available for viewing at the BLM, Ely Field Office, 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301, or the Elko office at 3900 Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801, or the Las Vegas Office at 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130. Lands involved in this project may include but are not limited to the following legal descriptions: MOUNT DIABLO MERIDIAN, WHITE PINE, LINCOLN, NYE, ELKO, AND CLARK COUNTIES, NEVADA Power Plant Site (SSV) ............................................................................ & Access Road (SSV) .............................................................................. Rail Spur (SSV) ........................................................................................ Rail Spur (SSV)—Alternative ................................................................... Power Plant Site (NSV) ............................................................................ sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES & Access Road (NSV) .............................................................................. Rail Spur (NSV) ........................................................................................ 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T. 28 N., R. 64 E., Sections 25 & 36. T. 27 N., R. 65 E., Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30, 31, & 32. T. 27 N., R. 64 E., Sections 1, 12 & 13. T. 26 N., R. 65 E., Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 & 32. T. 25 N., R. 65 E., Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 30 & 31. T. 25 N., R. 64 E., Sections 1, 12, 13, 24, 25, 26, 35 & 36. T. 24 N., R. 64 E., Sections 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 33 & 34. T. 23 N., R. 64 E., Sections 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28, 29, 32 & 33. T. 22 N., R. 64 E., Sections 4, 5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28, 29, 32 & 33. T. 21 N., R. 64 E., Sections 4, 5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31, 32 & 33. T. 20 N., R. 64 E., Sections 3, 4, 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27, 28, 33 & 34. T. 19 N., R. 64 E., Sections 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19 & 34. T. 19 N., R. 64 E., Sections 17 & 18. T. 19 N., R. 63 E., Section 13. T. 24 N., R. 64 E., Sections 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 & 23. T. 24 N., R. 64 E., Sections 14 & 23. T. 35 N., R. 67 E., Sections 21, 22, 27, 28, 32, 33 & 34. T. 34 N., R. 67 E., Sections 4, 5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28, 29, 32 & 33. T. 33 N., R. 67 E., Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30 & 31. T. 33 N., R. 66 E., Sections 25 & 36. T. 32 N., R. 67 E., Sections 6, 7, 18, 19 & 30. T. 32 N., R. 66 E., Sections 1, 12, 13, 24, 25, 26, 35 & 36. T. 31 N., R. 66 E., Sections 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 33, 34, & 35. T. 30 N., R. 66 E., Sections 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 29, 30, 31 & 32. T. 30 N., R. 65 E., Sections 25 & 36. T. 29 N., R. 66 E., Section 6. T. 29 N., R. 65 E., Sections 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 32, 33 & 34. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 17 / Friday, January 26, 2007 / Notices 3873 MOUNT DIABLO MERIDIAN, WHITE PINE, LINCOLN, NYE, ELKO, AND CLARK COUNTIES, NEVADA—Continued Rail Spur (NSV)—Alternative ................................................................... Transmission Line (Segment 1) ............................................................... Transmission Line (Segment 2) ............................................................... Transmission Line (Segment 3) ............................................................... Transmission Line (Segment 4) ............................................................... Transmission Line (Segment 5) ............................................................... Transmission Line (Segment 6) ............................................................... sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Transmission Line (Segment 7) ............................................................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Jan 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 T. 28 N., R. 65 E., Sections 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 & 32. T. 28 N., R. 64 E., Sections 25 & 36. T. 27 N., R. 65 E., Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30, 31, & 32. T. 27 N., R. 64 E., Sections 1, 12 & 13. T. 26 N., R. 65 E., Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 & 32. T. 25 N., R. 65 E., Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 30 & 31. T. 25 N., R. 64 E., Sections 1, 12, 13, 24, 25, 26, 35 & 36. T. 24 N., R. 64 E., Sections 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 15 & 16. T. 24 N., R. 64 E., Sections 7, 16, 17 & 18. T. 24 N., R. 63 E., Sections 12 & 13. T. 24 N., R. 64 E., Sections 19, 20, 21 & 22. T. 24 N., R. 63 E., Sections 23, 24, 25, 26 & 35. T. 23 N., R. 63 E., Sections 2, 3, 10, 11, 14, 15, 22, 26, 27, 34 & 35. T. 22 N., R. 63 E., Sections 2, 3, 10, 11, 14, 15, 23, 26 & 35. T. 21 N., R. 63 E., Sections 2, 11, 14, 23, 26, 27, 33, 34 & 35. T. 20 N., R. 63 E., Sections 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18. T. 20 N., R. 62 E., Sections 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32 & 33. T. 19 N., R. 62 E., Sections 5, 6 & 7. T. 19 N., R. 61 E., Sections 1, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, & 33. T. 18 N., R. 61 E., Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19 & 20. T. 18 N., R. 61 E., Sections 19 & 20. T. 19 N., R. 64 E., Sections 19, 20, 29 & 30. T. 19 N., R. 63 E., Sections 25 & 36. T. 18 N., R. 63 E., Sections 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24, 25, 26, 35 & 36. T. 17 N., R. 63 E., Sections 2, 11 & 14. T. 18 N., R. 62 E., Sections 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34 & 35. T. 18 N., R. 61 E., Sections 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29. T. 17 N., R. 63 E., Sections 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16 & 17. T. 17 N., R. 62 E., Sections 1, 2, 3 & 12. T. 17 N., R. 64 E., Sections 17 & 18. T. 17 N., R. 63 E., Sections 11, 13 & 14. T. 18 N., R. 61 E., Sections 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 & 32. T. 17 N., R. 61 E., Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 & 32. T. 16 N., R. 61 E., Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 & 32. T. 15 N., R. 61 E., Sections 4, 5, 8, 9, 16, 21, 22, 27, 28, 33 & 34. T. 14 N., R. 61 E., Sections 3, 4, 9 16, 17, 20, 21, 29, 31 & 32. T. 13 N., R. 61 E., Sections 6 & 7. T. 13 N., R. 60 E., Sections 1, 11, 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, 26, 27 & 34. T. 12 N., R. 60 E., Sections 3, 4, 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27, 28, 33, 34 & 35. T. 11 N., R. 60 E., Sections 2, 3, 11, 12, 13, 14, 24, 25, 26, 35 & 36. T. 10 N., R. 60 E., Sections 1, 2, 11, 12, 14, 22, 23, 26, 27, 34 & 35. T. 9 N., R. 60 E., Sections 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 28 & 33. T. 8 N., R. 60 E., Sections 3, 4, 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27, 28, 33 & 34. T. 7 N., R. 60 E., Sections 3, 4, 9, 16, 21, 28 & 33. T. 6 N., R. 60 E., Sections 4, 9, 16, 21, 28 & 33. T. 5 N., R. 63 E., Sections 31 & 32. T. 5 N., R. 62 E., Sections 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 & 36. T. 5 N., R. 61 E., Sections 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 & 27. T. 5 N., R. 60 E., Sections 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15 & 24. T. 4 N., R. 63 E., Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11 & 12. T. 4 N., R. 62 E., Section 1. T. 17 N., R. 64 E., Sections 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 & 32. T. 16 N., R. 64 E., Sections 5, 8, 17, 20, 29, 32 & 33. T. 15 N., R. 64 E., Sections 4, 9, 10, 14, 15, 23, 24, 25 & 36. T. 14 N., R. 65 E., Sections 18, 19, 30, 31 & 32. T. 14 N., R. 64 E., Sections 1, 12, 13, 24 & 25. T. 13 N., R. 66 E., Sections 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 32, 33 & 34. T. 13 N., R. 65 E., Sections 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 24. T. 12 N., R. 66 E., Sections 3, 4, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27, 28, 33 & 34. T. 11 N., R. 66 E., Sections 3, 4, 9, 16, 17, 20, 21, 29, 31 & 32. T. 10 N., R. 66 E., Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 20, 29, 30, 31 & 32. T. 9 N., R. 66 E., Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 30 & 31. T. 8 N., R. 66 E., Sections 6, 7, 18 & 19. T. 8 N., R. 65 E., Sections 13, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 33, 34 & 35. T. 7 N., R. 65 E., Sections 3, 4, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 20, 30 & 31. T. 7 N., R. 64 E., Sections 25 & 36. T. 6 N., R. 65 E., Section 6. T. 6 N., R. 64 E., Sections 1, 11, 12, 13, 14, 23, 26, 34 & 35. 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T. T. T. T. T. T. T. T. T. T. T. 5 N., R. 64 E., Sections 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 20, 21, 29, 30, 31 & 32. 4 N., R. 64 E., Sections 6 & 7. 4 N., R. 63 E., Sections 1 & 12. 4 N, R. 64 E., Sections 7, 17, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 32 & 33. 4 N., R. 63 E., Section 12. 3 N., R. 65 E., Section 31. 3 N., R. 64 E., Sections 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 23, 24, 25, 26 & 36. 2 N., R. 65 E., Sections 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 & 32. 2 N., R. 64 E., Section 1. 1 N., R. 65 E., Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30 & 32. 6 S., R. 64 E., Sections 6 & 7. 6 S., R. 63 E., Sections 1, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24, 26, 34 & 35. 5 S., R. 64 E., Sections 4, 8, 9, 16, 17, 19, 20, 29, 30 & 31. 5 S., R. 63 E., Section 36. 4 S., R. 64 E., Sections 2, 3, 10, 11, 14, 15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 32 & 33. T. 3 S., R. 65 E., Sections 5, 6, 7, 18 & 19. T. 3 S., R. 64 E., Sections 12, 13, 24, 25, 26, 35 & 36. T. 2 S., R. 65 E., Sections 4, 5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31 & 32. T. 1 S., R. 65 E., Sections 4, 5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28, 29, 32 & 33. T. 11 S., R. 62 E., Sections 1, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24, 25 & 26. T. 10 S., R. 62 E., Sections 1, 2, 11, 12, 14, 15, 22, 23, 25, 26, 35 & 36. T. 9 S., R. 62 E., Sections 2, 3, 10, 11, 14, 15, 22, 23, 26 & 35. T. 8 S., R. 63 E., Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 18 & 19. T. 8 S., R. 62 E., Sections 13, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34 & 35. T. 7 S., R. 63 E., Sections 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 28, 29 32 & 33. T. 6 S., R. 63 E., Sections 34 & 35. T. 11 S., R. 64 E., Sections 5, 6 & 7. T. 11 S., R. 63 E., Sections 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20 & 21. T. 11 S., R. 62 E., Section 24. T. 10 S., R. 65 E., Section 6. T. 10 S., R. 64 E., Sections 1, 11, 12, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 32 & 33. T. 9 S., R. 65 E., Sections 3, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 28, 29, 31 & 32. T. 8 S., R. 65 E., Sections 4, 5, 9, 16, 21, 28 & 33. T. 7 S., R. 65 E., Sections 31 & 32. T. 7 S., R. 64 E., Sections 7, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27 & 36. T. 7 S., R. 63 E., Sections 1, 2 & 12. T. 6 S., R. 63 E., Section 35. T. 17 S., R. 64 E., Sections 7, 18 & 19. T. 17 S., R. 63 E., Sections 12, 13, 24, 25, 26, 35 & 36. T. 16 S., R. 63 E., Sections 3, 10, 14, 15, 22, 23, 25, 26, 35 & 36. T. 15 S., R. 63 E., Sections 3, 10, 15, 22, 27 & 34. T. 14 S., R. 63 E., Sections 3, 4, 9, 10, 15, 22, 27 & 34. T. 13 S., R. 63 E., Sections 5, 8, 16, 17, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 33 & 34. T. 13.2 S., R. 63 E., Sections 33 & 34. T. 12 S., R. 63 E., Sections 6, 7, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 & 32. T. 12 S., R. 62 E., Section 1. T. 11 S., R. 63 E., Section 31. T. 11 S., R. 62 E., Sections 24, 25, 26 & 36. T. 24 N., R. 64 E., Section 22. T. 19 N., R. 64 E., Sections 20, 21, 28 & 29. T. 18 N., R. 61 E., Section 18, 19, & 20. T.17 S., R. 63 E., Sections 25,35 & 36 (Harry Allen). T. 24 N., R. 64 E., Sections 22 & 23. T. 19 N., R. 64 E., Section 27, 28 & 29. T. 18 N., R. 61 E., Sections 18 & 19. T. 21 N., R. 61 E., Sections 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33 & 34. T. 20 N., R. 62 E., Sections 30, 31 & 32. T. 20 N., R. 61 E., Sections 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 23, 24 & 25. T. 19 N., R. 64 E., Sections 19 & 20. T. 19 N., R. 63 E., Sections 24, 25 & 36. T. 19 N., R. 62 E., Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 34. T. 19 N., R. 61 E., Sections 1, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 32 & 33. T. 18 N., R. 63 E., Sections 1, 11, 12, 13, 14, 24, 25, 30, 31, 35 & 36. T. 18 N., R. 62 E., Sections 2, 3, 10, 11, 13, 14, 23, 24, 25 & 36. T. 18 N., R. 61 E., Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 & 20. T. 18 N., R. 60 E., Sections 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24. T. 17 N., R. 63 E., Sections 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9 & 10. T. 17 N., R. 61 E., Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 30 & 31. T. 16 N., R. 61 E., Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 30, 31 & 32. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 17 / Friday, January 26, 2007 / Notices 3875 MOUNT DIABLO MERIDIAN, WHITE PINE, LINCOLN, NYE, ELKO, AND CLARK COUNTIES, NEVADA—Continued Well Field and/or Water Supply Pipeline (SSV)—Alternative 1 ............... Well Field and/or Water Supply Pipeline (SSV)—Alternative 2 ............... Well Field and/or Water Supply Pipeline (NSV) ...................................... Well Field and/or Water Supply Pipeline (NSV)—Alternative 1 ............... Public Scoping Meetings: Public scoping meetings are planned at four locations. The meetings will provide the public an opportunity to present comments or issues that will be addressed in the EIS. The meetings will be held in an ‘‘open house format’’ beginning at 5 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m. Dates and locations for the public scoping meetings and will be provided through press releases. Public Input Requested: Comments concerning the Proposed Action and EIS should address issues to be considered, feasible alternatives to examine, possible mitigation, and information relevant to or having a bearing on the Proposed Action. Dated: January 18, 2007. John F. Ruhs, Field Manager. [FR Doc. E7–1175 Filed 1–25–07; 8:45 am] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Jan 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 T. T. T. T. T. 15 N., R. 61 E., Sections 5, 6, 7 & 8. 15 N., R. 60 E., Sections 12, 13 & 14. 21 N., R. 61 E., Sections 31 & 32. 20 N., R. 63 E., Sections 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 35 & 36. 20 N., R. 62 E., Sections 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29 & 30. T. 20 N., R. 61 E., Sections 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15 & 24. T. 19 N., R. 64 E., Sections 7, 8, 17 & 18. T. 19 N., R. 63 E., Sections 1, 12 & 13. T. 19 N., R. 64 E., Sections 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 & 26. T. 24 N., R. 64 E., Sections 19, 20 & 21. T. 24 N., R. 63 E., Sections 23, 24, 25, 26 & 35. T. 23 N., R. 63 E., Sections 2, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 22. T. 23 N., R. 62 E., Sections 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 27 & 34. T. 22 N., R. 62 E., Sections 3, 10, 15, 16, 20, 21, 29, 31 & 32. T. 21 N., R. 62 E., Section 6. T. 21 N., R. 61 E., Sections 1, 11, 12, 14, 15, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33 & 34. T. 20 N., R. 62 E., Sections 30, 31 & 32. T. 20 N., R. 61 E., Sections 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 23, 24 & 25. T. 19 N., R. 62 E., Sections 5, 6 & 7. T. 19 N., R. 61 E., Sections 1, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 32 & 33. T. 18 N., R. 61 E., Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 & 32. T. 18 N., R. 60 E., Sections 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24. T. 17 N., R. 61 E., Sections 6, 7, 18, 30 & 31. T. 16 N., R. 61 E., Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 30, 31 & 32. T. 15 N., R. 61 E., Sections 5, 6, 7 & 8. T. 15 N., R. 60 E., Sections 12, 13 & 14. T. 24 N., R. 64 E., Sections 22, 23, 27, 33 & 34. T. 23 N., R. 64 E., Sections 4, 9, 16, 21, 28 & 33. T. 22 N., R. 64 E., Sections 4, 5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28, 29 & 33. T. 21 N., R. 64 E., Sections 4, 5, 8, 9, 17, 20, 29 & 32. T. 20 N., R. 64 E., Sections 3, 10, 15, 22, 27 & 34. T. 20 N., R. 64 E., Sections 3, 10, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25 & 26. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [ID–200–1120–PH] Resource Advisory Council Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of February Resource Advisory Council Meeting to be Held in Twin Falls District, Idaho. Dated: January 18, 2007. Howard Hedrick, Twin Falls District Manager. [FR Doc. E7–1223 Filed 1–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P AGENCY: This notice announces the intent to hold a Resource Advisory Council (RAC) meeting in the Twin Falls District of Idaho on Tuesday, February 27, 2007. The meeting will be held at the Shilo Inn, 1586 Blue Lakes Boulevard, in Twin Falls, Idaho. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council consists of the standard fifteen members residing throughout south central Idaho. Meeting agenda items will include updates on the Jarbidge Field Office RMP effort, recreation fee efforts in partnership with the Forest Service and more. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sky Buffat, Twin Falls District, Idaho, 400 West F Street, Shoshone, Idaho 83352, (208) 732–7307. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [(NM–921–1310–07); (NMNM 108883)] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NMNM 108883 AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice of reinstatement of terminated oil and gas lease. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 17 (Friday, January 26, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3871-3875]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-1175]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[NV-040-07-5101-ER-F164; N-82076]


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
a Proposed Coal-Fired Electric Power Plant, 250 Miles of High Voltage 
Transmission Line With Fiber Optic Cable, Approximately 100 Miles of 
New Rail Line, Substations, Water Well-Fields and Pipeline Delivery 
Systems, and Associated Facilities in Portions of White Pine, Lincoln, 
Nye, Elko, and Clark Counties, NV, and Notice of Public Meetings

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI) to Prepare an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) and Initiate Public Scoping.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102 (2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Ely, Elko, and 
Las Vegas Field Offices, will be directing the preparation of an EIS 
and conducting public scoping meetings for a proposed Ely Energy Center 
(EEC), rail line, 345 kV and 500 kV transmission lines with fiber optic 
capacity, substations, water delivery, and associated facilities.
    Comment Dates: The comment period for scoping the EIS will commence 
with the publication of this notice. Those having concerns, issues, or 
alternatives they would like to see addressed in the EIS should respond 
with written comments by February 26, 2007. This scoping notice will be 
distributed by mail on or about the date of this notice. All comments 
received at the public scoping meetings or through written comments 
submitted will aid the BLM in identifying alternatives and mitigating 
measures and will help assure all issues are analyzed in the EIS.

ADDRESSES: Comments and issues related to the proposed EIS should be 
mailed to Ann Perkins, Bureau of Land Management, Ely Field Office, HC 
33 Box 33500, Ely, Nevada 89301. Information and a copy of this NOI can 
be obtained by writing to the Bureau of Land Management, Ely Field 
Office, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely, Nevada 89301, visiting the Ely Field 
Office at 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301, or by contacting or 
visiting either the Las Vegas Office at 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, 
Las Vegas, NV 89130 or the Elko office at 3900 Idaho Street, Elko, NV 
89801.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Perkins at (775) 289-1850, e-mail 
Ann--Perkins@nv.blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EIS will assess the potential impacts of 
initially granting rights-of-way (ROW) and subsequent conveyance for a 
proposed power-generating facility and granting a ROW for proposed rail 
lines, transmission lines with fiber optic cable, substations, water 
well-fields and pipeline delivery systems, and associated facilities in 
White Pine County, Lincoln, Nye, Elko, and Clark counties, Nevada.
    The proposed project includes the EEC and additions to the Nevada 
Power and Sierra Pacific transmission systems. The EEC would consist of 
two 750 megawatt (MW) coal-fired generating units in Phase I; a future 
Phase II includes two 500 MW integrated gasification combined-cycle 
generating units (or another efficient technology option) and other 
related facilities, e.g., a rail loop, coal unloading, handling, and 
storage facilities, a solid waste disposal facility, water storage and 
treatment facilities, evaporation pond, cooling towers, electric 
switchyards and substations, and support buildings. Water requirements 
include well fields and pumping facilities, water pipeline(s) and 
related facilities in Steptoe, Butte, and Jakes Valleys, rail spurs, 
and access roads. The well fields would require power and relay 
communication connections.
    The EIS will address whether to use the Nevada Northern Rail for 
coal delivery or, as an alternative, whether to build a new rail 
approximately 100 miles from Steptoe Valley to Shafter, Nevada.
    The electric transmission facilities would include up to two high 
voltage (500 kV) transmission lines interconnecting the electric 
transmission systems of Sierra Pacific and Nevada Power (between the 
proposed EEC and the existing Harry Allen substation in Clark County 
[Apex Valley] northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada). Each transmission 
alternative accommodates an interconnection of the 500-kV system to the 
existing 345-kV transmission system along the existing Falcon-Gonder 
corridor. The proposed project will include a new substation located 
adjacent to the plant, a new substation constructed at Robinson Summit, 
and expansion of the existing Harry Allen substation in Clark County.
    The proposed EEC would be located in the eastern part of Nevada in 
White Pine County. Two potential power plant sites, South Steptoe 
Valley (SSV) and the North Steptoe Valley (NSV), have been identified 
for this project. Both proposed power plant sites would be accessible 
via an access road from Highway 93. The water wells, water pipeline, 
and related facilities would be located in mostly flat terrain within 
Steptoe, Butte, and Jakes Valleys. The rail spurs would be located on 
mostly flat terrain between the power plant site and either the 
existing Nevada Northern Railway rail line in Steptoe Valley or the 
alternate 100 mile rail line interconnecting the Union Pacific rail at 
Shafter. The electric transmission line ROWs would extend from the 
proposed new generation site in Steptoe Valley to intersect the 
existing Falcon-Gonder line. The 500 kV power lines may interconnect at 
a proposed new substation east of Robinson summit (described further 
below). The proposed line will intersect the previously federally-
designated Southwest Intertie Project utility corridor, and will extend 
to the Harry Allen Substation in northeast Las Vegas, Clark County, 
Nevada.

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    The existing Harry Allen Substation would be expanded by 
approximately 40 acres. The existing ROW grant would be amended to 
accommodate the new substation facilities associated with the 
interconnection of the proposed two 500 kV lines. A proposed new 
substation approximately 55 acres in size may be constructed near 
Highway 50 west of Robinson Summit. Approximately 1/2 mile of new 
electric transmission line ROW would be needed to loop the existing 
Falcon-Gonder 345 kV electric transmission line into the Robinson 
Summit substation. A third new substation would require approximately 
80 acres for a new ROW to accommodate the equipment to interconnect the 
500 kV and 345 kV systems. This new substation would be located 
adjacent to the plant site.
    The proposed power plant development area and ancillary facilities 
would encompass approximately 3,000 acres, of which approximately 1,000 
acres would be required for a landfill for the combustion by-products 
and material collected by the pollution control equipment. Conveyance 
of approximately 2,500 acres via direct sale to Sierra Pacific/Nevada 
Power is proposed. The remaining 500 acres of the total 3,000-acre 
plant site will consist of a substation and other ancillary facilities; 
the 500 acres may be authorized by a Federal Lands Policy Management 
Act ROW. A map of the proposed project is available for viewing at the 
BLM, Ely Field Office, 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301, or the 
Elko office at 3900 Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801, or the Las Vegas 
Office at 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130. Lands 
involved in this project may include but are not limited to the 
following legal descriptions:

    Mount Diablo Meridian, White Pine, Lincoln, Nye, Elko, and Clark
                            Counties, Nevada
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Power Plant Site (SSV).................  T. 19 N., R. 64 E., Sections 7,
                                          8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19,
                                          20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 & 30.
& Access Road (SSV)....................  T. 19 N., R. 64 E., Section 21.
Rail Spur (SSV)........................  T. 35 N., R. 67 E., Sections
                                          21, 22, 27, 28, 32, 33 & 34.
                                         T. 34 N., R. 67 E., Sections 4,
                                          5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28,
                                          29, 32 & 33.
                                         T. 33 N., R. 67 E., Sections 4,
                                          5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20,
                                          29, 30 & 31.
                                         T. 33 N., R. 66 E., Sections 25
                                          & 36.
                                         T. 32 N., R. 67 E., Sections 6,
                                          7, 18, 19 & 30.
                                         T. 32 N., R. 66 E., Sections 1,
                                          12, 13, 24, 25, 26, 35 & 36.
                                         T. 31 N., R. 66 E., Sections 1,
                                          2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24, 25,
                                          26, 27, 33, 34, & 35.
                                         T. 30 N., R. 66 E., Sections 2,
                                          3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17,
                                          19, 20, 21, 29, 30, 31 & 32.
                                         T. 30 N., R. 65 E., Sections 25
                                          & 36.
                                         T. 29 N., R. 66 E., Section 6.
                                         T. 29 N., R. 65 E., Sections 1,
                                          2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21,
                                          22, 23, 27, 28, 32, 33 & 34.
                                         T. 28 N., R. 65 E., Sections 4,
                                          5, 7, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 20,
                                          29, 30, 31 & 32.
                                         T. 28 N., R. 64 E., Sections 25
                                          & 36.
                                         T. 27 N., R. 65 E., Sections 5,
                                          6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 28,
                                          29, 30, 31, & 32.
                                         T. 27 N., R. 64 E., Sections 1,
                                          12 & 13.
                                         T. 26 N., R. 65 E., Sections 5,
                                          6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29,
                                          30, 31 & 32.
                                         T. 25 N., R. 65 E., Sections 6,
                                          7, 18, 19, 30 & 31.
                                         T. 25 N., R. 64 E., Sections 1,
                                          12, 13, 24, 25, 26, 35 & 36.
                                         T. 24 N., R. 64 E., Sections 1,
                                          2, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 21, 22,
                                          23, 27, 28, 33 & 34.
                                         T. 23 N., R. 64 E., Sections 3,
                                          4, 5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 20, 21,
                                          28, 29, 32 & 33.
                                         T. 22 N., R. 64 E., Sections 4,
                                          5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28,
                                          29, 32 & 33.
                                         T. 21 N., R. 64 E., Sections 4,
                                          5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28,
                                          29, 31, 32 & 33.
                                         T. 20 N., R. 64 E., Sections 3,
                                          4, 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27,
                                          28, 33 & 34.
                                         T. 19 N., R. 64 E., Sections 3,
                                          4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19 &
                                          34.
Rail Spur (SSV)--Alternative...........  T. 19 N., R. 64 E., Sections 17
                                          & 18.
                                         T. 19 N., R. 63 E., Section 13.
Power Plant Site (NSV).................  T. 24 N., R. 64 E., Sections 1,
                                          2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15,
                                          16, 21, 22 & 23.
& Access Road (NSV)....................  T. 24 N., R. 64 E., Sections 14
                                          & 23.
Rail Spur (NSV)........................  T. 35 N., R. 67 E., Sections
                                          21, 22, 27, 28, 32, 33 & 34.
                                         T. 34 N., R. 67 E., Sections 4,
                                          5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28,
                                          29, 32 & 33.
                                         T. 33 N., R. 67 E., Sections 4,
                                          5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20,
                                          29, 30 & 31.
                                         T. 33 N., R. 66 E., Sections 25
                                          & 36.
                                         T. 32 N., R. 67 E., Sections 6,
                                          7, 18, 19 & 30.
                                         T. 32 N., R. 66 E., Sections 1,
                                          12, 13, 24, 25, 26, 35 & 36.
                                         T. 31 N., R. 66 E., Sections 1,
                                          2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24, 25,
                                          26, 27, 33, 34, & 35.
                                         T. 30 N., R. 66 E., Sections 2,
                                          3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17,
                                          19, 20, 21, 29, 30, 31 & 32.
                                         T. 30 N., R. 65 E., Sections 25
                                          & 36.
                                         T. 29 N., R. 66 E., Section 6.
                                         T. 29 N., R. 65 E., Sections 1,
                                          2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21,
                                          22, 23, 27, 28, 32, 33 & 34.

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                                         T. 28 N., R. 65 E., Sections 4,
                                          5, 7, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 20,
                                          29, 30, 31 & 32.
                                         T. 28 N., R. 64 E., Sections 25
                                          & 36.
                                         T. 27 N., R. 65 E., Sections 5,
                                          6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 28,
                                          29, 30, 31, & 32.
                                         T. 27 N., R. 64 E., Sections 1,
                                          12 & 13.
                                         T. 26 N., R. 65 E., Sections 5,
                                          6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29,
                                          30, 31 & 32.
                                         T. 25 N., R. 65 E., Sections 6,
                                          7, 18, 19, 30 & 31.
                                         T. 25 N., R. 64 E., Sections 1,
                                          12, 13, 24, 25, 26, 35 & 36.
                                         T. 24 N., R. 64 E., Sections 1,
                                          2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 15 & 16.
Rail Spur (NSV)--Alternative...........  T. 24 N., R. 64 E., Sections 7,
                                          16, 17 & 18.
                                         T. 24 N., R. 63 E., Sections 12
                                          & 13.
Transmission Line (Segment 1)..........  T. 24 N., R. 64 E., Sections
                                          19, 20, 21 & 22.
                                         T. 24 N., R. 63 E., Sections
                                          23, 24, 25, 26 & 35.
                                         T. 23 N., R. 63 E., Sections 2,
                                          3, 10, 11, 14, 15, 22, 26, 27,
                                          34 & 35.
                                         T. 22 N., R. 63 E., Sections 2,
                                          3, 10, 11, 14, 15, 23, 26 &
                                          35.
                                         T. 21 N., R. 63 E., Sections 2,
                                          11, 14, 23, 26, 27, 33, 34 &
                                          35.
                                         T. 20 N., R. 63 E., Sections 1,
                                          2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17
                                          & 18.
                                         T. 20 N., R. 62 E., Sections
                                          13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 24,
                                          27, 28, 29, 31, 32 & 33.
                                         T. 19 N., R. 62 E., Sections 5,
                                          6 & 7.
                                         T. 19 N., R. 61 E., Sections 1,
                                          11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22,
                                          23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, &
                                          33.
                                         T. 18 N., R. 61 E., Sections 5,
                                          6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19 & 20.
Transmission Line (Segment 2)..........  T. 18 N., R. 61 E., Sections 19
                                          & 20.
Transmission Line (Segment 3)..........  T. 19 N., R. 64 E., Sections
                                          19, 20, 29 & 30.
                                         T. 19 N., R. 63 E., Sections 25
                                          & 36.
                                         T. 18 N., R. 63 E., Sections 1,
                                          2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24, 25,
                                          26, 35 & 36.
                                         T. 17 N., R. 63 E., Sections 2,
                                          11 & 14.
Transmission Line (Segment 4)..........  T. 18 N., R. 62 E., Sections
                                          28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34 & 35.
                                         T. 18 N., R. 61 E., Sections
                                          20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28 &
                                          29.
                                         T. 17 N., R. 63 E., Sections 6,
                                          7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16 &
                                          17.
                                         T. 17 N., R. 62 E., Sections 1,
                                          2, 3 & 12.
Transmission Line (Segment 5)..........  T. 17 N., R. 64 E., Sections 17
                                          & 18.
                                         T. 17 N., R. 63 E., Sections
                                          11, 13 & 14.
Transmission Line (Segment 6)..........  T. 18 N., R. 61 E., Sections
                                          19, 20, 29, 30, 31 & 32.
                                         T. 17 N., R. 61 E., Sections 5,
                                          6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29,
                                          30, 31 & 32.
                                         T. 16 N., R. 61 E., Sections 5,
                                          6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29,
                                          30, 31 & 32.
                                         T. 15 N., R. 61 E., Sections 4,
                                          5, 8, 9, 16, 21, 22, 27, 28,
                                          33 & 34.
                                         T. 14 N., R. 61 E., Sections 3,
                                          4, 9 16, 17, 20, 21, 29, 31 &
                                          32.
                                         T. 13 N., R. 61 E., Sections 6
                                          & 7.
                                         T. 13 N., R. 60 E., Sections 1,
                                          11, 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, 26, 27
                                          & 34.
                                         T. 12 N., R. 60 E., Sections 3,
                                          4, 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27,
                                          28, 33, 34 & 35.
                                         T. 11 N., R. 60 E., Sections 2,
                                          3, 11, 12, 13, 14, 24, 25, 26,
                                          35 & 36.
                                         T. 10 N., R. 60 E., Sections 1,
                                          2, 11, 12, 14, 22, 23, 26, 27,
                                          34 & 35.
                                         T. 9 N., R. 60 E., Sections 3,
                                          9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 28 &
                                          33.
                                         T. 8 N., R. 60 E., Sections 3,
                                          4, 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27,
                                          28, 33 & 34.
                                         T. 7 N., R. 60 E., Sections 3,
                                          4, 9, 16, 21, 28 & 33.
                                         T. 6 N., R. 60 E., Sections 4,
                                          9, 16, 21, 28 & 33.
                                         T. 5 N., R. 63 E., Sections 31
                                          & 32.
                                         T. 5 N., R. 62 E., Sections 27,
                                          28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35
                                          & 36.
                                         T. 5 N., R. 61 E., Sections 17,
                                          18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24,
                                          25, 26 & 27.
                                         T. 5 N., R. 60 E., Sections 3,
                                          4, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15 & 24.
                                         T. 4 N., R. 63 E., Sections 1,
                                          2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11 & 12.
                                         T. 4 N., R. 62 E., Section 1.
Transmission Line (Segment 7)..........  T. 17 N., R. 64 E., Sections
                                          17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 &
                                          32.
                                         T. 16 N., R. 64 E., Sections 5,
                                          8, 17, 20, 29, 32 & 33.
                                         T. 15 N., R. 64 E., Sections 4,
                                          9, 10, 14, 15, 23, 24, 25 &
                                          36.
                                         T. 14 N., R. 65 E., Sections
                                          18, 19, 30, 31 & 32.
                                         T. 14 N., R. 64 E., Sections 1,
                                          12, 13, 24 & 25.
                                         T. 13 N., R. 66 E., Sections
                                          18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 32, 33 &
                                          34.
                                         T. 13 N., R. 65 E., Sections 4,
                                          5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15,
                                          16 & 24.
                                         T. 12 N., R. 66 E., Sections 3,
                                          4, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27, 28,
                                          33 & 34.
                                         T. 11 N., R. 66 E., Sections 3,
                                          4, 9, 16, 17, 20, 21, 29, 31 &
                                          32.
                                         T. 10 N., R. 66 E., Sections 5,
                                          6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 20, 29, 30,
                                          31 & 32.
                                         T. 9 N., R. 66 E., Sections 5,
                                          6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 30 &
                                          31.
                                         T. 8 N., R. 66 E., Sections 6,
                                          7, 18 & 19.
                                         T. 8 N., R. 65 E., Sections 13,
                                          23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 33, 34 &
                                          35.
                                         T. 7 N., R. 65 E., Sections 3,
                                          4, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 20, 30 &
                                          31.
                                         T. 7 N., R. 64 E., Sections 25
                                          & 36.
                                         T. 6 N., R. 65 E., Section 6.
                                         T. 6 N., R. 64 E., Sections 1,
                                          11, 12, 13, 14, 23, 26, 34 &
                                          35.

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                                         T. 5 N., R. 64 E., Sections 2,
                                          3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 20, 21, 29,
                                          30, 31 & 32.
                                         T. 4 N., R. 64 E., Sections 6 &
                                          7.
                                         T. 4 N., R. 63 E., Sections 1 &
                                          12.
Transmission Line (Segment 8)..........  T. 4 N, R. 64 E., Sections 7,
                                          17, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 32 &
                                          33.
                                         T. 4 N., R. 63 E., Section 12.
                                         T. 3 N., R. 65 E., Section 31.
                                         T. 3 N., R. 64 E., Sections 3,
                                          4, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 23, 24,
                                          25, 26 & 36.
                                         T. 2 N., R. 65 E., Sections 6,
                                          7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30,
                                          31 & 32.
                                         T. 2 N., R. 64 E., Section 1.
                                         T. 1 N., R. 65 E., Sections 5,
                                          6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29,
                                          30 & 32.
                                         T. 6 S., R. 64 E., Sections 6 &
                                          7.
                                         T. 6 S., R. 63 E., Sections 1,
                                          12, 13, 14, 23, 24, 26, 34 &
                                          35.
                                         T. 5 S., R. 64 E., Sections 4,
                                          8, 9, 16, 17, 19, 20, 29, 30 &
                                          31.
                                         T. 5 S., R. 63 E., Section 36.
                                         T. 4 S., R. 64 E., Sections 2,
                                          3, 10, 11, 14, 15, 21, 22, 27,
                                          28, 32 & 33.
                                         T. 3 S., R. 65 E., Sections 5,
                                          6, 7, 18 & 19.
                                         T. 3 S., R. 64 E., Sections 12,
                                          13, 24, 25, 26, 35 & 36.
                                         T. 2 S., R. 65 E., Sections 4,
                                          5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28,
                                          29, 31 & 32.
                                         T. 1 S., R. 65 E., Sections 4,
                                          5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28,
                                          29, 32 & 33.
Transmission Line (Segment 9)..........  T. 11 S., R. 62 E., Sections 1,
                                          12, 13, 14, 23, 24, 25 & 26.
                                         T. 10 S., R. 62 E., Sections 1,
                                          2, 11, 12, 14, 15, 22, 23, 25,
                                          26, 35 & 36.
                                         T. 9 S., R. 62 E., Sections 2,
                                          3, 10, 11, 14, 15, 22, 23, 26
                                          & 35.
                                         T. 8 S., R. 63 E., Sections 5,
                                          6, 7, 8, 18 & 19.
                                         T. 8 S., R. 62 E., Sections 13,
                                          23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34 & 35.
                                         T. 7 S., R. 63 E., Sections 2,
                                          3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 28, 29
                                          32 & 33.
                                         T. 6 S., R. 63 E., Sections 34
                                          & 35.
Transmission Line (Segment 10).........  T. 11 S., R. 64 E., Sections 5,
                                          6 & 7.
                                         T. 11 S., R. 63 E., Sections
                                          11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20
                                          & 21.
                                         T. 11 S., R. 62 E., Section 24.
                                         T. 10 S., R. 65 E., Section 6.
                                         T. 10 S., R. 64 E., Sections 1,
                                          11, 12, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 32
                                          & 33.
                                         T. 9 S., R. 65 E., Sections 3,
                                          10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 28, 29, 31
                                          & 32.
                                         T. 8 S., R. 65 E., Sections 4,
                                          5, 9, 16, 21, 28 & 33.
                                         T. 7 S., R. 65 E., Sections 31
                                          & 32.
                                         T. 7 S., R. 64 E., Sections 7,
                                          17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27
                                          & 36.
                                         T. 7 S., R. 63 E., Sections 1,
                                          2 & 12.
                                         T. 6 S., R. 63 E., Section 35.
Transmission Line (Segment 11).........  T. 17 S., R. 64 E., Sections 7,
                                          18 & 19.
                                         T. 17 S., R. 63 E., Sections
                                          12, 13, 24, 25, 26, 35 & 36.
                                         T. 16 S., R. 63 E., Sections 3,
                                          10, 14, 15, 22, 23, 25, 26, 35
                                          & 36.
                                         T. 15 S., R. 63 E., Sections 3,
                                          10, 15, 22, 27 & 34.
                                         T. 14 S., R. 63 E., Sections 3,
                                          4, 9, 10, 15, 22, 27 & 34.
                                         T. 13 S., R. 63 E., Sections 5,
                                          8, 16, 17, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29,
                                          33 & 34.
                                         T. 13.2 S., R. 63 E., Sections
                                          33 & 34.
                                         T. 12 S., R. 63 E., Sections 6,
                                          7, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31
                                          & 32.
                                         T. 12 S., R. 62 E., Section 1.
                                         T. 11 S., R. 63 E., Section 31.
                                         T. 11 S., R. 62 E., Sections
                                          24, 25, 26 & 36.
Electric Substations...................  T. 24 N., R. 64 E., Section 22.
                                         T. 19 N., R. 64 E., Sections
                                          20, 21, 28 & 29.
                                         T. 18 N., R. 61 E., Section 18,
                                          19, & 20.
                                         T.17 S., R. 63 E., Sections
                                          25,35 & 36 (Harry Allen).
& Access Roads.........................  T. 24 N., R. 64 E., Sections 22
                                          & 23.
                                         T. 19 N., R. 64 E., Section 27,
                                          28 & 29.
                                         T. 18 N., R. 61 E., Sections 18
                                          & 19.
Well Field and/or Water Supply Pipeline  T. 21 N., R. 61 E., Sections
 (SSV).                                   26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33 &
                                          34.
                                         T. 20 N., R. 62 E., Sections
                                          30, 31 & 32.
                                         T. 20 N., R. 61 E., Sections 3,
                                          4, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 23, 24 &
                                          25.
                                         T. 19 N., R. 64 E., Sections 19
                                          & 20.
                                         T. 19 N., R. 63 E., Sections
                                          24, 25 & 36.
                                         T. 19 N., R. 62 E., Sections 4,
                                          5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22,
                                          27, 28 & 34.
                                         T. 19 N., R. 61 E., Sections 1,
                                          11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22,
                                          23, 27, 28, 29, 32 & 33.
                                         T. 18 N., R. 63 E., Sections 1,
                                          11, 12, 13, 14, 24, 25, 30,
                                          31, 35 & 36.
                                         T. 18 N., R. 62 E., Sections 2,
                                          3, 10, 11, 13, 14, 23, 24, 25
                                          & 36.
                                         T. 18 N., R. 61 E., Sections 5,
                                          6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29,
                                          30, 31 & 20.
                                         T. 18 N., R. 60 E., Sections 8,
                                          9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
                                          21, 22, 23 & 24.
                                         T. 17 N., R. 63 E., Sections 2,
                                          3, 5, 6, 8, 9 & 10.
                                         T. 17 N., R. 61 E., Sections 6,
                                          7, 18, 19, 30 & 31.
                                         T. 16 N., R. 61 E., Sections 6,
                                          7, 18, 19, 30, 31 & 32.

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                                         T. 15 N., R. 61 E., Sections 5,
                                          6, 7 & 8.
                                         T. 15 N., R. 60 E., Sections
                                          12, 13 & 14.
Well Field and/or Water Supply Pipeline  T. 21 N., R. 61 E., Sections 31
 (SSV)--Alternative 1.                    & 32.
                                         T. 20 N., R. 63 E., Sections
                                          17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27,
                                          28, 35 & 36.
                                         T. 20 N., R. 62 E., Sections
                                          13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23,
                                          24, 28, 29 & 30.
                                         T. 20 N., R. 61 E., Sections 3,
                                          4, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15 & 24.
                                         T. 19 N., R. 64 E., Sections 7,
                                          8, 17 & 18.
                                         T. 19 N., R. 63 E., Sections 1,
                                          12 & 13.
Well Field and/or Water Supply Pipeline  T. 19 N., R. 64 E., Sections
 (SSV)--Alternative 2.                    21, 22, 23, 24, 25 & 26.
Well Field and/or Water Supply Pipeline  T. 24 N., R. 64 E., Sections
 (NSV).                                   19, 20 & 21.
                                         T. 24 N., R. 63 E., Sections
                                          23, 24, 25, 26 & 35.
                                         T. 23 N., R. 63 E., Sections 2,
                                          10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21
                                          & 22.
                                         T. 23 N., R. 62 E., Sections
                                          13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 27 & 34.
                                         T. 22 N., R. 62 E., Sections 3,
                                          10, 15, 16, 20, 21, 29, 31 &
                                          32.
                                         T. 21 N., R. 62 E., Section 6.
                                         T. 21 N., R. 61 E., Sections 1,
                                          11, 12, 14, 15, 21, 22, 26,
                                          27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33 & 34.
                                         T. 20 N., R. 62 E., Sections
                                          30, 31 & 32.
                                         T. 20 N., R. 61 E., Sections 3,
                                          4, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 23, 24 &
                                          25.
                                         T. 19 N., R. 62 E., Sections 5,
                                          6 & 7.
                                         T. 19 N., R. 61 E., Sections 1,
                                          11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22,
                                          23, 27, 28, 29, 32 & 33.
                                         T. 18 N., R. 61 E., Sections 5,
                                          6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29,
                                          30, 31 & 32.
                                         T. 18 N., R. 60 E., Sections 8,
                                          9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
                                          21, 22, 23 & 24.
                                         T. 17 N., R. 61 E., Sections 6,
                                          7, 18, 30 & 31.
                                         T. 16 N., R. 61 E., Sections 6,
                                          7, 18, 19, 30, 31 & 32.
                                         T. 15 N., R. 61 E., Sections 5,
                                          6, 7 & 8.
                                         T. 15 N., R. 60 E., Sections
                                          12, 13 & 14.
Well Field and/or Water Supply Pipeline  T. 24 N., R. 64 E., Sections
 (NSV)--Alternative 1.                    22, 23, 27, 33 & 34.
                                         T. 23 N., R. 64 E., Sections 4,
                                          9, 16, 21, 28 & 33.
                                         T. 22 N., R. 64 E., Sections 4,
                                          5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28,
                                          29 & 33.
                                         T. 21 N., R. 64 E., Sections 4,
                                          5, 8, 9, 17, 20, 29 & 32.
                                         T. 20 N., R. 64 E., Sections 3,
                                          10, 15, 22, 27 & 34.
                                         T. 20 N., R. 64 E., Sections 3,
                                          10, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25 & 26.
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    Public Scoping Meetings: Public scoping meetings are planned at 
four locations. The meetings will provide the public an opportunity to 
present comments or issues that will be addressed in the EIS. The 
meetings will be held in an ``open house format'' beginning at 5 p.m. 
and ending at 8 p.m. Dates and locations for the public scoping 
meetings and will be provided through press releases.
    Public Input Requested: Comments concerning the Proposed Action and 
EIS should address issues to be considered, feasible alternatives to 
examine, possible mitigation, and information relevant to or having a 
bearing on the Proposed Action.

    Dated: January 18, 2007.
John F. Ruhs,
Field Manager.
 [FR Doc. E7-1175 Filed 1-25-07; 8:45 am]
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