Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a Proposed Coal-Fired Electric Power Generating Plant in Eastern White Pine County and Notice of Public Meetings; Nevada, 19955-19956 [E7-7341]

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VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:52 Apr 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a Proposed Coal-Fired Electric Power Generating Plant in Eastern White Pine County and Notice of Public Meetings; Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, a DEIS has been prepared by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Ely Field Office for the White Pine Energy Station (WPES) and is now available for comment. This document evaluates the environmental effects from constructing a coal-fired electric power generating plant (up to 1,600-megawatts) and associated features on public lands in White Pine County, Nevada. DATES: The DEIS is now available for comment. Copies of the DEIS will be mailed to individuals, agencies, or companies who previously requested PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19955 copies. Mailed comments on the DEIS must be postmarked by June 19, 2007. Written comments on the document should be addressed to Jack Tribble, Acting Assistant Field Manager, Bureau of Land Management, Ely Field Office, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely, NV 89301–9408. Oral and/or written comments may also be presented at two public meetings. There will one public meeting in Ely and one public meeting in Reno. The date, time, and location will be made available at least 15 days before each meeting. Public reading copies of the DEIS will be available for reading at public libraries listed below: —University of Nevada-Reno, Getchell Library, Government Publication Dept., Reno, NV 89507. —Washoe County Library, 301 South Center Street, Reno, NV 89501. —White Pine County Library, 950 Campton Street, Ely, NV 89301. A limited number of copies of the document will be available at the following BLM offices: —Bureau of Land Management, Elko Field Office, 3900 Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801. —Bureau of Land Management, Carson City Field Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, NV 89701. —Bureau of Land Management, Ely Field Office, 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301–9408. —Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, NV 89502–7147. —Washington Office of Public Affairs, 18th and C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name and/or street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations, businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses will be available for public inspection in their entirety. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Metcalf at the above address, or phone: 775–289–1852. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DEIS addresses alternatives to resolve the following major issues: Ground water, air quality, visual resources, biological resources, and socioeconomic effects. The Proposed Action includes the following actions: Northern coal-fired power plant site right-of-way (ROW), ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1 19956 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 76 / Friday, April 20, 2007 / Notices northern transmission line alignment and substations ROW, northern well field and water line ROW, northern railroad spur ROW, access roads ROW, and ancillary features ROW. Alternative 1 includes the following actions: Southern coal-fired power plant site ROW, southern transmission line alignment and substations ROW, southern well field and water line ROW, southern railroad spur ROW, access roads ROW, and ancillary features ROW. The Proposed Action and Alternative 1 also include the following project actions and features: Issue ROWs for White Pine Energy Station construction and operation and subsequently arrange for the sale of the power plant site to White Pine Energy Associates; construct, operate, and maintain a 1,600-megawatt (maximum) coal-fired electric power generating plant using hybrid cooling systems that has an expected commercial life of 50 years or longer; develop a well field in the Steptoe Valley Hydrographic Basin to meet the water needs of the power plant; construct a new rail spur from the Nevada Northern Railway (NNR) to the power plant site to supply coal; develop the linear infrastructure necessary to connect the power plant to the new water source, to existing electric transmission lines serving the region, and to provide site access; and implement a seeding project to enhance the grazing and wildlife value of 700 to 900 acres. The Proposed Action and Alternative 1 differ primarily in the location of the power plant site, well field, and transmission line alignment (northern vs. southern). The No Action Alternative represents the current situation (i.e., not approving or implementing any of the abovedescribed actions). Public participation is occurring throughout the processing of the application for this proposed project. A Notice of Intent was published in the Federal Register on August 6, 2004, 69 FR 47954–47955. One round of public meetings was held. Comments presented throughout the process have been considered and incorporated into the DEIS as appropriate. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Dated: October 13, 2006. Jack Tribble, Acting Assistant Field Manager, Nonrenewable Resources. Note: This notice was received by the Office of the Federal Register on April 13, 2007. [FR Doc. E7–7341 Filed 4–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:52 Apr 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–050–5853–ES; N–63293, N–76478, and N–76479; 7–08807] Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification of Public Lands in Clark County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Realty Action. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for lease and subsequent conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, approximately 37.5 acres of public land in Clark County, Nevada. The City of Las Vegas (City) proposes to use the land as a Fire Station/Metro Police Substation and two public parks. DATES: Interested parties may submit comments regarding the proposed lease/ conveyance or classification of the lands until June 4, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to the Las Vegas Field Manager, BLM, Las Vegas Field Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130–2301. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca L. Rury, Realty Specialist, Las Vegas Field Office, (702) 515–5087. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following described public lands in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada have been examined and found suitable for classification for lease and subsequent conveyance under the provisions of the R&PP Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.) and is hereby classified accordingly. The City of Las Vegas proposes to use 7.5 acres of land for a Fire Station with a Metro Police Substation (N–63293). The other 30 acres will consist of two 15-acre public parks (N–76478 and N–76479). These facilities will serve citizens in the northwest sector of the City, where rapid growth has occurred. N–63293: Mount Diablo Meridian T. 19 S., R. 59 E. Sec. 13, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4. The area described contains 7.5 acres, more or less, in Clark County. N–76478: Mount Diablo Meridian T. 19 S., R. 59 E. Sec. 24, W1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, NW1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4. The area described contains 15 acres, more or less, in Clark County. PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 N–76479: Mount Diablo Meridian T. 19 S., R. 59 E. Sec. 13, E1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4. The area described contains 15 acres, more or less, in Clark County. The land is not required for any Federal purpose. The proposed actions are in conformance with the Las Vegas Resource Management Plan approved on October 5, 1998. The Plans of Development have been reviewed and it is determined the proposed action conforms with land use plan decision LD–1 established in accordance with Section 202 of FLPMA, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1713). The lease/conveyance, when issued, will be subject to the provisions of the R&PP Act and applicable regulations of the Secretary of the Interior, and will contain the following reservations to the United States: 1. A right-of-way thereon for ditches or canals constructed by the authority of the United States, Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C. 945). 2. All minerals shall be reserved to the United States, together with the right to prospect for, mine, and remove such deposits from the lands under applicable law and such regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe, including all necessary access and exit rights. The lease/conveyances for N–63293, N–76478 and N–76479 will also be subject to: 1. Valid existing rights; 2. Right-of-Way N–78524 for roadway, sanitary sewer and drainage purposes granted to City of Las Vegas, its successors or assigns, pursuant to the Act of October 21, 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1761); 3. Right-of-way N–78783 for water pipeline purposes granted to Las Vegas Valley Water District, its successors or assigns, pursuant to the Act of October 21, 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1761); 4. Right-of-way N–80137 for underground fiber optic cable purposes granted to Cox Communications, its successors or assigns, pursuant to the Act of October 21, 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1761); 5. Right-of-way N–80169 for fiber optic cable purposes granted to Central Telephone Company, its successors or assigns, pursuant to the Act of October 21, 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1761); 6. Right-of-way N–80658 for gas pipeline purposes granted to Southwest Gas Corporation, its successors or assigns, pursuant to the Act of February 25, 1920 (30 U.S.C. 185 Section 28); 7. Right-of-way N–81399 for power line purposes granted to Nevada Power E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 76 (Friday, April 20, 2007)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-7341]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[NV-040-06-5101-ER-F344; (N-78091)]


Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement (DEIS) for a Proposed Coal-Fired Electric Power Generating 
Plant in Eastern White Pine County and Notice of Public Meetings; 
Nevada

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, a DEIS has been prepared by the Bureau of 
Land Management (BLM), Ely Field Office for the White Pine Energy 
Station (WPES) and is now available for comment. This document 
evaluates the environmental effects from constructing a coal-fired 
electric power generating plant (up to 1,600-megawatts) and associated 
features on public lands in White Pine County, Nevada.

DATES: The DEIS is now available for comment. Copies of the DEIS will 
be mailed to individuals, agencies, or companies who previously 
requested copies. Mailed comments on the DEIS must be postmarked by 
June 19, 2007. Written comments on the document should be addressed to 
Jack Tribble, Acting Assistant Field Manager, Bureau of Land 
Management, Ely Field Office, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely, NV 89301-9408. Oral 
and/or written comments may also be presented at two public meetings. 
There will one public meeting in Ely and one public meeting in Reno. 
The date, time, and location will be made available at least 15 days 
before each meeting.

ADDRESSES: Public reading copies of the DEIS will be available for 
reading at public libraries listed below:

--University of Nevada-Reno, Getchell Library, Government Publication 
Dept., Reno, NV 89507.
--Washoe County Library, 301 South Center Street, Reno, NV 89501.
--White Pine County Library, 950 Campton Street, Ely, NV 89301.

    A limited number of copies of the document will be available at the 
following BLM offices:

--Bureau of Land Management, Elko Field Office, 3900 Idaho Street, 
Elko, NV 89801.
--Bureau of Land Management, Carson City Field Office, 5665 Morgan Mill 
Road, Carson City, NV 89701.
--Bureau of Land Management, Ely Field Office, 702 North Industrial 
Way, Ely, NV 89301-9408.
--Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, NV 89502-7147.
--Washington Office of Public Affairs, 18th and C Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20240.

    Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to 
withhold your name and/or street address from public review or from 
disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this 
prominently at the beginning of your written comments. Such requests 
will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from 
organizations, businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves 
as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses will be 
available for public inspection in their entirety.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Metcalf at the above address, or 
phone: 775-289-1852.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DEIS addresses alternatives to resolve 
the following major issues: Ground water, air quality, visual 
resources, biological resources, and socioeconomic effects.
    The Proposed Action includes the following actions: Northern coal-
fired power plant site right-of-way (ROW),

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northern transmission line alignment and substations ROW, northern well 
field and water line ROW, northern railroad spur ROW, access roads ROW, 
and ancillary features ROW. Alternative 1 includes the following 
actions: Southern coal-fired power plant site ROW, southern 
transmission line alignment and substations ROW, southern well field 
and water line ROW, southern railroad spur ROW, access roads ROW, and 
ancillary features ROW.
    The Proposed Action and Alternative 1 also include the following 
project actions and features: Issue ROWs for White Pine Energy Station 
construction and operation and subsequently arrange for the sale of the 
power plant site to White Pine Energy Associates; construct, operate, 
and maintain a 1,600-megawatt (maximum) coal-fired electric power 
generating plant using hybrid cooling systems that has an expected 
commercial life of 50 years or longer; develop a well field in the 
Steptoe Valley Hydrographic Basin to meet the water needs of the power 
plant; construct a new rail spur from the Nevada Northern Railway (NNR) 
to the power plant site to supply coal; develop the linear 
infrastructure necessary to connect the power plant to the new water 
source, to existing electric transmission lines serving the region, and 
to provide site access; and implement a seeding project to enhance the 
grazing and wildlife value of 700 to 900 acres. The Proposed Action and 
Alternative 1 differ primarily in the location of the power plant site, 
well field, and transmission line alignment (northern vs. southern).
    The No Action Alternative represents the current situation (i.e., 
not approving or implementing any of the above-described actions).
    Public participation is occurring throughout the processing of the 
application for this proposed project. A Notice of Intent was published 
in the Federal Register on August 6, 2004, 69 FR 47954-47955. One round 
of public meetings was held. Comments presented throughout the process 
have been considered and incorporated into the DEIS as appropriate.

    Dated: October 13, 2006.
Jack Tribble,
Acting Assistant Field Manager, Nonrenewable Resources.

    Note: This notice was received by the Office of the Federal 
Register on April 13, 2007.

[FR Doc. E7-7341 Filed 4-19-07; 8:45 am]
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