Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Updating Cumulative Effects Analysis for the Newmont Mining Corporation Leeville Project, Nevada, 10241 [E7-4071]

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E7–4031 Filed 3–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–910–07–1990–EX] Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Updating Cumulative Effects Analysis for the Newmont Mining Corporation Leeville Project, Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI). sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and 43 CFR part 3809, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko Field Office will be preparing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to update the cumulative effects VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Mar 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 analysis for Newmont Mining Corporation’s Leeville gold mine in Elko County, Nevada. The project was authorized in 2002. DATES: Public comments must be received in the Elko Field Office within 21 days after publication of this NOI in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: —Fax: (775) 753–0255 —Mail: Send to the attention of the Leeville Project Manager, BLM Elko Field Office, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deb McFarlane, Project Manager at the Elko Field Office, 3900 E. Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801. Telephone: (775) 753–0200. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM signed a Record of Decision (ROD) for Newmont Mining Corporation’s Leeville Project, an underground gold mine located on the Carlin Trend in northeastern Nevada, on September 25, 2002. The Leeville Mine includes three main ore bodies located approximately 2,500 feet below ground surface. Newmont is authorized to construct ancillary mine facilities, including construction of five shafts to access the ore bodies, shaft hoists, waste rock disposal facility, refractory ore stockpiles, facilities to support mine dewatering, and facilities to support backfill operations. Surface disturbance totals 486 acres. Four years of legal review resulted in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit partially reversing the ROD. In response, the BLM will review and update the cumulative effects analyzed in Chapter 4 of the 2002 EIS and issue an SEIS along with a new ROD. The BLM is asking the public for information on any new or proposed projects within the cumulative effects areas which could contribute cumulative effects. We are also asking the public to review the cumulative effects areas as defined in the 2002 Leeville EIS. This EIS can be reviewed on or downloaded from the Elko BLM’s Web page, http:// www.nv.blm.gov/elko. Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the above address during regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays, and may be published as part of the SEIS. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10241 While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: January 17, 2007. Danielle Yroz, Associate Field Manager. [FR Doc. E7–4071 Filed 3–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–910–07–1990–EX] Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Updating Cumulative Effects Analysis for the Newmont Mining Corporation South Operations Area Project Amendment, Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI). AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and 43 CFR part 3809, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko Field Office will be preparing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to update the cumulative effects analysis for Newmont Mining Corporation’s South Operations Area Project Amendment (SOAPA) gold mine in Elko County, Nevada. The project was authorized in 2002. The BLM is asking the public for information on any new or proposed projects within the cumulative effects areas which could contribute cumulative effects. We are also asking the public to review the cumulative effects areas as defined in the 2002 SOAPA EIS. This EIS can be reviewed on or downloaded from the Elko BLM’s Web page, http:// www.nv.blm.gov/elko. DATES: Comments must be received in the Elko Field Office within 21 days after publication of this NOI in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: —Fax: (775) 753–0255 —Mail: Send to the attention of the South Operations Area Project Amendment Project Manager, BLM Elko Field Office, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deb McFarlane, Project Manager at the Elko Field Office, 3900 E. Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801. Telephone: (775) 753–0200. E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 44 (Wednesday, March 7, 2007)]
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[FR Doc No: E7-4071]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[NV-910-07-1990-EX]


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact 
Statement Updating Cumulative Effects Analysis for the Newmont Mining 
Corporation Leeville Project, Nevada

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI).

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 102(2)(c) of the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and 43 CFR part 3809, the Bureau of 
Land Management (BLM), Elko Field Office will be preparing a 
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to update the 
cumulative effects analysis for Newmont Mining Corporation's Leeville 
gold mine in Elko County, Nevada. The project was authorized in 2002.

DATES: Public comments must be received in the Elko Field Office within 
21 days after publication of this NOI in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
--Fax: (775) 753-0255
--Mail: Send to the attention of the Leeville Project Manager, BLM Elko 
Field Office, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deb McFarlane, Project Manager at the 
Elko Field Office, 3900 E. Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801. Telephone: 
(775) 753-0200.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM signed a Record of Decision (ROD) 
for Newmont Mining Corporation's Leeville Project, an underground gold 
mine located on the Carlin Trend in northeastern Nevada, on September 
25, 2002. The Leeville Mine includes three main ore bodies located 
approximately 2,500 feet below ground surface. Newmont is authorized to 
construct ancillary mine facilities, including construction of five 
shafts to access the ore bodies, shaft hoists, waste rock disposal 
facility, refractory ore stockpiles, facilities to support mine 
dewatering, and facilities to support backfill operations. Surface 
disturbance totals 486 acres. Four years of legal review resulted in 
the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit partially 
reversing the ROD. In response, the BLM will review and update the 
cumulative effects analyzed in Chapter 4 of the 2002 EIS and issue an 
SEIS along with a new ROD. The BLM is asking the public for information 
on any new or proposed projects within the cumulative effects areas 
which could contribute cumulative effects. We are also asking the 
public to review the cumulative effects areas as defined in the 2002 
Leeville EIS. This EIS can be reviewed on or downloaded from the Elko 
BLM's Web page, http://www.nv.blm.gov/elko.
    Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will 
be available for public review at the above address during regular 
business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
holidays, and may be published as part of the SEIS. Before including 
your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal 
identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your 
entire comment--including your personal identifying information--may be 
made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your 
comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public 
review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Dated: January 17, 2007.
Danielle Yroz,
Associate Field Manager.
 [FR Doc. E7-4071 Filed 3-6-07; 8:45 am]
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