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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 71 / Friday, April 13, 2007 / Notices at the address of the BLM office stated above. For a period of 90 days from the date of publication of this notice, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the proposed withdrawal may present their views in writing to the BLM Tonopah Field Station, at the address noted above. Facsimiles, telephone calls, and electronic mails are unacceptable means of notification. Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BLM Tonopah Field Station, at the address noted above during regular business hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comments be advised that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. 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E7–7200 Filed 4–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Minerals Management Service Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Western and Central Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Oil and Gas Lease Sales for Years 2007–2012 Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:52 Apr 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 Notice of availability (NOA) of the final environmental impact statement. ACTION: SUMMARY: The MMS has prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) on tentatively scheduled 2007–2012 oil and gas leasing proposals in the Western and Central GOM, off the States of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Authority: The NOA is published pursuant to the regulations (40 CFR 1501.7) implementing the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. (1988)). Federal regulations allow for several proposals to be analyzed in one EIS (40 CFR 1502.4). Since each sale proposal and projected activities are very similar each year for each sale area, the MMS has prepared a single EIS (multisale EIS) for the five Western and six Central GOM lease sales scheduled for 2007–2012 in the proposed OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program: 2007–2012. Although this EIS addresses 11 proposed lease sales, at the completion of this EIS process, decisions will be made only for proposed Lease Sale 204 in the Western Planning Area (WPA) and proposed Lease Sale 205 in the Central Planning Area (CPA). Subsequent to these first sales, a NEPA review will be conducted for each of the other proposed lease sales in the 2007–2012 Leasing Program. Formal consultation with other Federal Agencies, the affected states, and the public will be carried out to assist in the determination of whether or not the information and analyses in the original multisale EIS are still valid. These consultations and NEPA reviews will be completed before decisions are made on the subsequent sales. EIS Availability: To obtain a single printed or CD–ROM copy of the Final EIS, you may contact the Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, Public Information Office (MS 5034), 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 114, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394 (1–800–200– GULF). An electronic copy of the Final EIS is available at the MMS’s Internet Web site at http://www.gomr.mms.gov/ homepg/regulate/environ/nepa/ nepaprocess.html. Several libraries along the Gulf Coast have been sent copies of the Final EIS. To find out which libraries, and their locations, have copies of the Final EIS for review, you may contact the MMS’s Public Information Office or visit the MMS Internet Web site at http:// www.gomr.mms.gov/homepg/regulate/ environ/libraries.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18667 Comments: Federal, State, and local government agencies and other interested parties are requested to send their written comments on the Final EIS in one of the following two ways: 1. In written form enclosed in an envelope labeled ‘‘Comments on the Multisale EIS’’ and mailed (or hand carried) to the Regional Supervisor, Leasing and Environment (MS 5410), Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394. 2. Electronically to the MMS e-mail address: environment@mms.gov. Comments should be submitted no later than May 14, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Minerals Management Service, Mr. Dennis Chew, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394, (504) 736–2793. Dated: March 13, 2007. Chris C. Oynes, Associate Director for Offshore Minerals Management. [FR Doc. E7–7031 Filed 4–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [USITC SE–07–006] Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice United States International Trade Commission. TIME AND DATE: April 19, 2007 at 11 a.m. PLACE: Room 101, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, Telephone: (202) 205–2000. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Agenda for future meetings: none. 2. Minutes. 3. Ratification List. 4. Inv. No. 731–TA–921 (Review) (Folding Gift Boxes from China)— briefing and vote. (The Commission is currently scheduled to transmit its determination and Commissioners’ opinions to the Secretary of Commerce on or before April 30, 2007.) 5. Inv. Nos. 731–TA–707–709 (Second Review) (Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from Argentina, Brazil, and Germany)—briefing and vote. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 71 (Friday, April 13, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Page 18667]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-7031]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service


Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Western and Central Gulf of Mexico 
(GOM), Oil and Gas Lease Sales for Years 2007-2012

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability (NOA) of the final environmental impact 
statement.

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SUMMARY: The MMS has prepared a final environmental impact statement 
(EIS) on tentatively scheduled 2007-2012 oil and gas leasing proposals 
in the Western and Central GOM, off the States of Texas, Louisiana, 
Mississippi, and Alabama.

    Authority: The NOA is published pursuant to the regulations (40 
CFR 1501.7) implementing the provisions of the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 
et seq. (1988)).


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal regulations allow for several 
proposals to be analyzed in one EIS (40 CFR 1502.4). Since each sale 
proposal and projected activities are very similar each year for each 
sale area, the MMS has prepared a single EIS (multisale EIS) for the 
five Western and six Central GOM lease sales scheduled for 2007-2012 in 
the proposed OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program: 2007-2012. Although this 
EIS addresses 11 proposed lease sales, at the completion of this EIS 
process, decisions will be made only for proposed Lease Sale 204 in the 
Western Planning Area (WPA) and proposed Lease Sale 205 in the Central 
Planning Area (CPA). Subsequent to these first sales, a NEPA review 
will be conducted for each of the other proposed lease sales in the 
2007-2012 Leasing Program. Formal consultation with other Federal 
Agencies, the affected states, and the public will be carried out to 
assist in the determination of whether or not the information and 
analyses in the original multisale EIS are still valid. These 
consultations and NEPA reviews will be completed before decisions are 
made on the subsequent sales.
    EIS Availability: To obtain a single printed or CD-ROM copy of the 
Final EIS, you may contact the Minerals Management Service, Gulf of 
Mexico OCS Region, Public Information Office (MS 5034), 1201 Elmwood 
Park Boulevard, Room 114, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123-2394 (1-800-200-
GULF). An electronic copy of the Final EIS is available at the MMS's 
Internet Web site at http://www.gomr.mms.gov/homepg/regulate/environ/
nepa/nepaprocess.html. Several libraries along the Gulf Coast have been 
sent copies of the Final EIS. To find out which libraries, and their 
locations, have copies of the Final EIS for review, you may contact the 
MMS's Public Information Office or visit the MMS Internet Web site at 
http://www.gomr.mms.gov/homepg/regulate/environ/libraries.html.
    Comments: Federal, State, and local government agencies and other 
interested parties are requested to send their written comments on the 
Final EIS in one of the following two ways:
    1. In written form enclosed in an envelope labeled ``Comments on 
the Multisale EIS'' and mailed (or hand carried) to the Regional 
Supervisor, Leasing and Environment (MS 5410), Minerals Management 
Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New 
Orleans, Louisiana 70123-2394.
    2. Electronically to the MMS e-mail address: environment@mms.gov.
    Comments should be submitted no later than May 14, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Minerals Management Service, Mr. 
Dennis Chew, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, 
New Orleans, Louisiana 70123-2394, (504) 736-2793.

    Dated: March 13, 2007.
Chris C. Oynes,
Associate Director for Offshore Minerals Management.
[FR Doc. E7-7031 Filed 4-12-07; 8:45 am]
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