Red River Valley Water Supply Project, ND, 6285-6286 [E7-1774]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 27 / Friday, February 9, 2007 / Notices Environmental Coordinator, BLM— Little Snake Field Office, 455 Emerson St., Craig, CO 81625. Phone: (970) 826– 5071. E-mail: Jeremy_Casterson@blm.gov. The planning area is located in Northwest Colorado in Moffat, Routt, and Rio Blanco Counties. The plan will provide a framework to guide subsequent management decisions on approximately 1.3 million acres of BLMadministered public lands and 1.1 million acres of subsurface mineral estate administered by the BLM. Little Snake Field Office is currently being managing under its 1989 RMP, which has been amended for Oil and Gas Leasing (1991), Black-Footed Ferret Reintroduction (1996) and Land Health Standards (1997). The Little Snake Field Office has worked extensively with the community, interested and affected publics, and cooperating agencies in development of the Draft RMP/EIS. An independent local citizen-based stewardship group, the Northwest Colorado Stewardship (NWCOS), has been very engaged in the RMP revision. NWCOS has provided input on issues that will be addressed in the planning process, the range of alternatives and the impact analysis. Cooperating agencies include Moffat County, Colorado Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Division of Ecological Services, the City of Steamboat Springs and the Juniper Water Conservancy District. The Draft RMP/EIS addresses many issues important to the area, including energy development, special designations, transportation and travel management, wildlife habitat and socioeconomic values. Four alternatives were analyzed in the Draft RMP/EIS. Alternative A would maintain present uses by continuing present management direction and activities. Mineral and energy development and unrestricted off-highway vehicle (OHV) travel would be allowed throughout a majority of the planning area. Alternative B would allow the greatest extent of resource use within the planning area, while maintaining the basic protection needed to sustain resources. Under this alternative, constraints on commodity production for the protection of sensitive resources would be the least restrictive possible within the limits defined by law, regulation and BLM policy. Alternative C, the Preferred Alternative, would emphasize multiple resource use in the planning area by protecting sensitive resources and jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:06 Feb 08, 2007 Jkt 211001 applying the most current information that allows BLM to set priorities for flexible, proactive management of public lands (adaptive management). Commodity production would be balanced with providing protection for wildlife and vegetation. Alternative D would allow the greatest extent of resource protection within the planning area, while still allowing resource uses. Commodity production would be constrained to protect natural resource values or to accelerate improvement in their condition. In the preferred alternative, Alternative C, Irish Canyon is designated as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). The ACEC objective would be to protect sensitive plants, remnant plant communities, cultural and geologic values, and scenic quality. The area would be closed to oil and gas leasing, limited to designated routes for offhighway vehicles, withdrawn from locatable mineral entry, managed as Visual Resource Management Class II, and Right-of-way exclusion area unless associated with valid existing rights. ACEC proposals which were determined to meet the relevance and importance criteria but not designated ACECs in the preferred alternative because they were deemed not to warrant special management attention include Lookout Mountain, Limestone Ridge, Cross Mountain Canyon, Whitetailed Prairie Dog habitat, and eleven areas proposed to protect sensitive plants and plant communities: Cold Desert Shrublands occurrences, Gibben’s Beardtongue occurrences, Bull Canyon, G Gap, Little Juniper Canyon, the Bassett Spring, No Name Spring, Pot Creek, Whiskey Springs, Willow Spring, and Deception Creek. All submissions will be available for public inspection in their entirety. Copies of the Little Snake Draft RMP/ EIS are available in the Little Snake Field Office at the above address during regular business hours 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Dated: May 26, 2006. John E. Husband, Field Manager. Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the Federal Register on February 6, 2007. [FR Doc. E7–2247 Filed 2–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6285 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Red River Valley Water Supply Project, ND Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) and Announcement of Public Hearings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation published a notice in the Federal Register on December 30, 2005 (70 FR, 77425) informing the public of the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Red River Valley Water Supply Project. We are now notifying the public that Reclamation and the State of North Dakota have prepared a Supplemental DEIS in response to public comment and new information. It is now available for review and comment. The Supplemental DEIS provides new information and additional analyses related to water supply needs, water quality, Missouri River flow depletions, aquatic resources, social-economics, and the risk of transfer of potentially invasive species from the Missouri River into the Red River and Hudson Bay basins from potential treatment or conveyance failures. Alternatives considered in the 2005 DEIS have been revised, two have been eliminated from consideration, and a federally-preferred alternative has been identified in the Supplemental DEIS. DATES: A 45-day public review period begins with the publication of this notice and ends on March 26, 2007. All comments on the Supplemental DEIS must be received by Reclamation on or before March 26, 2007 at the address provided below. Four public hearings will be held: • February 27, 2007, 7 p.m., Bismarck, ND • February 28, 2007, 7 p.m., Fargo, ND • March 1, 2007, 7 p.m., Fort Yates, ND • March 2, 2007, 7 p.m., Fort Berthold (New Town), ND ADDRESSES: Send comments on the Supplemental DEIS to: Red River Valley Water Supply Project EIS, Bureau of Reclamation, Dakotas Area Office, P.O. Box 1017, Bismarck, ND 58502. Public Hearing Locations • Bismarck, ND, Best Western Doublewood Inn, 1400 Interchange Ave., 58501. E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 6286 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 27 / Friday, February 9, 2007 / Notices • Fargo, ND, Ramada Plaza Suites and Conference Center, Brahms Room, 1635 42nd Street SW., 58103. • Fort Yates, ND, Prairie Knights Casino and Resort, 7932 Highway 24, 58538–9736. • New Town, ND, 4 Bears Casino and Lodge, Hidatsa/Arikara Room, 202 Frontage Road, 58763. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Signe Snortland, telephone: (701) 250– 4242 extension 3619, or FAX to (701) 250–4326. You may submit e-mail comments to ssnortland@gp.usbr.gov or through the Red River Valley Water Supply Project Web site at http:// www.rrvwsp.com. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Supplemental DEIS is available for public inspection at the following locations: Iowa • Des Moines Public Library, 100 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA. Kansas • Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Street, Topeka, KS. Minnesota • Breckenridge Public Library, 205 7th Street North, Breckenridge, MN. • East Grand Forks Library, 422 4th Street Northwest, East Grand Forks, MN. • Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th Street South, Moorhead, MN. • Perham Public Library, 225 2nd Ave. NE, Perham, MN. • Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, PO Box 550, Red Lake, MN. • St. Paul Public Library, 90 West 4th Street, St. Paul, MN. • Warroad City Library, 202 Main Ave. NW, Warroad, MN. • White Earth Reservation, 26246 Crane Road, White Earth, MN. Missouri • Kansas City Public Library, 14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, MO • Missouri River Regional Library, 214 Adams Street, Jefferson City, MO Montana • Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Regional Office, 316 N. 26th Street, Billings, MT. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Nebraska • Lincoln City Libraries, 136 South 14th Street, Lincoln, NE. North Dakota • Alfred Dickey Public Library, 105 3rd Street SE, Jamestown, ND. • Bureau of Indian Affairs, Turtle Mountain Agency, PO Box 60, Highway 5 West, Belcourt, ND. VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:06 Feb 08, 2007 Jkt 211001 • Bureau of Indian Affairs, Fort Berthold Agency, 202 Main Street, New Town, ND. • Bureau of Indian Affairs, Fort Totten Agency, PO Box 270 / Main Street, Fort Totten, ND. • Bureau of Reclamation, Dakotas Area Office, 304 E. Broadway Ave., Bismarck, ND. • Fargo Public Library, 102 3rd Street North, Fargo, ND. • Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, 401 Highway 281 NE, Carrington, ND. • Grand Forks Public Library, 2110 Library Circle, Grand Forks, ND. • Leach Public Library, 417 2nd Ave. North, Wahpeton, ND. • North Dakota State Library, 603 East Blvd. Ave., Bismarck, ND. • Standing Rock Administrative Service Center, Bldg. #1, North Standing Rock Avenue, Fort Yates, ND. • West Fargo Public Library, 109 3rd Street East, West Fargo, ND. South Dakota • Bureau of Indian Affairs, Sisseton Agency, Veterans Memorial D, Agency Village, SD. • South Dakota State Library, 800 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD. Province of Manitoba • Millennium Library, 251, Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Province of Ontario • Kenora Branch Library, 24 Main Street South, Kenora, Ontario, Canada. 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. The rationale must demonstrate that the 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 for organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: January 8, 2007. Michael J. 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Copies of the Commission’s orders, the public version of its opinion, the public version of the ALJ’s ID, and all other non-confidential 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. 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. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 27 (Friday, February 9, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6285-6286]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Red River Valley Water Supply Project, ND

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of Supplemental Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement (SDEIS) and Announcement of Public Hearings.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation published a notice in the Federal 
Register on December 30, 2005 (70 FR, 77425) informing the public of 
the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for 
the Red River Valley Water Supply Project. We are now notifying the 
public that Reclamation and the State of North Dakota have prepared a 
Supplemental DEIS in response to public comment and new information. It 
is now available for review and comment. The Supplemental DEIS provides 
new information and additional analyses related to water supply needs, 
water quality, Missouri River flow depletions, aquatic resources, 
social-economics, and the risk of transfer of potentially invasive 
species from the Missouri River into the Red River and Hudson Bay 
basins from potential treatment or conveyance failures. Alternatives 
considered in the 2005 DEIS have been revised, two have been eliminated 
from consideration, and a federally-preferred alternative has been 
identified in the Supplemental DEIS.

DATES: A 45-day public review period begins with the publication of 
this notice and ends on March 26, 2007. All comments on the 
Supplemental DEIS must be received by Reclamation on or before March 
26, 2007 at the address provided below.
    Four public hearings will be held:
     February 27, 2007, 7 p.m., Bismarck, ND
     February 28, 2007, 7 p.m., Fargo, ND
     March 1, 2007, 7 p.m., Fort Yates, ND
     March 2, 2007, 7 p.m., Fort Berthold (New Town), ND

ADDRESSES: Send comments on the Supplemental DEIS to: Red River Valley 
Water Supply Project EIS, Bureau of Reclamation, Dakotas Area Office, 
P.O. Box 1017, Bismarck, ND 58502.

Public Hearing Locations

     Bismarck, ND, Best Western Doublewood Inn, 1400 
Interchange Ave., 58501.

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     Fargo, ND, Ramada Plaza Suites and Conference Center, 
Brahms Room, 1635 42nd Street SW., 58103.
     Fort Yates, ND, Prairie Knights Casino and Resort, 7932 
Highway 24, 58538-9736.
     New Town, ND, 4 Bears Casino and Lodge, Hidatsa/Arikara 
Room, 202 Frontage Road, 58763.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Signe Snortland, telephone: (701) 
250-4242 extension 3619, or FAX to (701) 250-4326. You may submit e-
mail comments to ssnortland@gp.usbr.gov or through the Red River Valley 
Water Supply Project Web site at http://www.rrvwsp.com.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Supplemental DEIS is available for 
public inspection at the following locations:

Iowa

     Des Moines Public Library, 100 Locust Street, Des Moines, 
IA.

Kansas

     Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th 
Street, Topeka, KS.

Minnesota

     Breckenridge Public Library, 205 7th Street North, 
Breckenridge, MN.
     East Grand Forks Library, 422 4th Street Northwest, East 
Grand Forks, MN.
     Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th Street South, Moorhead, 
MN.
     Perham Public Library, 225 2nd Ave. NE, Perham, MN.
     Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, PO Box 550, Red Lake, 
MN.
     St. Paul Public Library, 90 West 4th Street, St. Paul, MN.
     Warroad City Library, 202 Main Ave. NW, Warroad, MN.
     White Earth Reservation, 26246 Crane Road, White Earth, 
MN.

Missouri

     Kansas City Public Library, 14 West 10th Street, Kansas 
City, MO
     Missouri River Regional Library, 214 Adams Street, 
Jefferson City, MO

Montana

     Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Regional Office, 316 
N. 26th Street, Billings, MT.

Nebraska

     Lincoln City Libraries, 136 South 14th Street, Lincoln, 
NE.

North Dakota

     Alfred Dickey Public Library, 105 3rd Street SE, 
Jamestown, ND.
     Bureau of Indian Affairs, Turtle Mountain Agency, PO Box 
60, Highway 5 West, Belcourt, ND.
     Bureau of Indian Affairs, Fort Berthold Agency, 202 Main 
Street, New Town, ND.
     Bureau of Indian Affairs, Fort Totten Agency, PO Box 270 / 
Main Street, Fort Totten, ND.
     Bureau of Reclamation, Dakotas Area Office, 304 E. 
Broadway Ave., Bismarck, ND.
     Fargo Public Library, 102 3rd Street North, Fargo, ND.
     Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, 401 Highway 281 
NE, Carrington, ND.
     Grand Forks Public Library, 2110 Library Circle, Grand 
Forks, ND.
     Leach Public Library, 417 2nd Ave. North, Wahpeton, ND.
     North Dakota State Library, 603 East Blvd. Ave., Bismarck, 
ND.
     Standing Rock Administrative Service Center, Bldg. 
1, North Standing Rock Avenue, Fort Yates, ND.
     West Fargo Public Library, 109 3rd Street East, West 
Fargo, ND.

South Dakota

     Bureau of Indian Affairs, Sisseton Agency, Veterans 
Memorial D, Agency Village, SD.
     South Dakota State Library, 800 Governors Drive, Pierre, 
SD.

Province of Manitoba

     Millennium Library, 251, Donald Street, Winnipeg, 
Manitoba, Canada.

Province of Ontario

     Kenora Branch Library, 24 Main Street South, Kenora, 
Ontario, Canada.

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. The rationale must demonstrate that 
the 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 for organizations or 
businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as 
representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available 
for public inspection in their entirety.

    Dated: January 8, 2007.
Michael J. Ryan,
Regional Director, Great Plains Region.
 [FR Doc. E7-1774 Filed 2-8-07; 8:45 am]
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