Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the January 2007 Amendment to the Plan of Operations for the Barrick Goldstrike Mine (Also Known as the Betze Project), Nevada, 29545-29546 [E7-10162]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 102 / Tuesday, May 29, 2007 / Notices Lots 7, 9, 10, 11, and 13, U.S. Survey No. 6664, Alaska. Containing 101.65 acres. T. 7 S., R. 10 E., Secs. 19, 30, and 31. Containing 1,775.79 acres. T. 10 S., R. 11 E., Secs. 21, 28, and 29; Secs. 30 to 33, inclusive. Containing 4,345.45 acres. Aggregating 6,222.89 acres. The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Doyon, Limited when the surface estate is conveyed to Gana-a’Yoo, Limited. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Fairbanks Daily NewsMiner. The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until 30 days after publication in the Federal Register to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4, subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. DATES: Jenny M. Anderson, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Adjudication II. [FR Doc. E7–10222 Filed 5–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES [CO–820–1430–EQ] Notice of Seasonal Closure of Public Lands, San Juan County, CO Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of seasonal closure. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:45 May 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 SUMMARY: The San Juan Public Lands Center, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is giving notice that public lands near the Silverton Ski Area as described below, will be seasonally closed to all entry, from November 1 through the end of the seasonal ski area operation, but not later than June 15 of each year. This closure is necessary to protect skiers within the ski area boundaries and the general public during periods of avalanche control work as authorized under BLM permit/lease. The lands affected by this closure are described as a portion of those federal lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management within sections 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 of protracted Township 42 N., R.7 W., New Mexico Principal Meridian. These lands are further described as: beginning at a point 0.5 mile north of Cascade Gulch and extending northeasterly along the east side of Colorado State highway #110A to the junction of San Juan County #52, thence southeasterly along the Middle Fork of Cement Creek to the divide between the Middle Fork Cement Creek and the South Fork of the Animas River, thence south along the ridge line forming the Colorado Basin to Storm Peak, thence west along a descending ridge line to the tree line between Grassy Gulch and Cascade Gulch, thence, northwest to the point of the beginning. The BLM will post closure signs in this area. You may obtain maps of the closure area and information from the San Juan Public Lands Center in Durango, CO. Discussion of the Rule: Under the authority of 43 CFR 9268.3(d)(1)(I) and 43 CFR 8364.1(a), the BLM will enforce the following rule on public lands within the closed area as described above: You must not enter the closed area between November 1st through the end of the seasonal ski area operation, or June 15 of each year whichever is the last date of seasonal operation. Exemptions: Persons who are exempt from these rules include any Federal, State, or local officer or employee in the scope of their duties; Members of any organized rescue or fire-fighting force in performance of an official duty; and any person authorized in writing by the Bureau of Land Management. Penalties: The authorities for this closure are section 303(a) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1733(a), 43 CFR 9268.3(a)(4) and 43 CFR 8360.0–7. Any person who violates this closure may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined no more than $1,000 or imprisoned for no more than 12 months, PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29545 or both. Such violations may also be subject to the enhanced fines provided for by 18 U.S.C. 3571. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlie Higby, BLM Realty Specialist, (970) 385–1374; San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, Colorado 81301. Pauline E. Ellis, Field Office Manager, Columbine Field Office. [FR Doc. E7–10166 Filed 5–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–910–07–1990–EX] Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the January 2007 Amendment to the Plan of Operations for the Barrick Goldstrike Mine (Also Known as the Betze Project), Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. 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 analyze the environmental effects of the proposed amendment to the Plan of Operations for the Goldstrike Mine also known as the Betze Project, 25 miles north of Carlin, Nevada. The original EIS was completed in 1991. The Goldstrike Mine has continued in operation since that date. DATES: Public comments must be received in the Elko Field Office within 30 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: —Fax: (775) 753–0255. —Mail: Sent to the attention of the January 2007 Barrick Goldstrike Amendment Manager, BLM Elko Field Office, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kirk Laird, Project Manager at the Elko Field Office, 3900 E. Idaho, Elko, NV 89801. Telephone (775) 753–0200. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The current amendment proposes to expand the Goldstrike Mine from 7,771 acres of disturbance to 9,031 acres of which 493 acres of new disturbance will be on public land managed by the BLM Elko E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1 29546 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 102 / Tuesday, May 29, 2007 / Notices Field Office. The proposed amendment includes four primary components: (1) A third tailings facility, which includes burial of an existing tailings facility, (2) a new waste rock facility (Clydesdale), (3) an expansion of the open pit by 296 acres, which will result in an increase of the size of the post-mining pit lake from 800 to 900 acres, and (4) an extension of mining activities until approximately 2015, including mining employment for 4 years as well as an extension of the dewatering program to maintain the water table at its current level for an additional four years. Ancillary disturbance includes a new haul road with culverts over Rodeo Creek, an intermittent drainage, diversion channels for a portion of the Brush Creek, an intermittent drainage, and Rodeo Creek, and accelerated reclamation of the Bazza Waste Rock Facility. A focal point of the SEIS will be the analysis of the cumulative impacts of mining and related actions along the Carlin Trend, including incorporation of the re-analysis of cumulative impacts for the Leeville and South Operations Area Projects currently underway by the Elko Field Office. The BLM is asking the public for information on any issues, including cumulative impacts, relevant to this amendment. 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. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NM–910–07–0777–XX] Notice of Public Meeting, New Mexico Resource Advisory Council Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below. DATES: the meeting dates are July 24–25, 2007, at the Convention Center, 302 South Canal Street, Carlsbad, New Mexico, Room 3. the public comment period is scheduled July 24, 2007, from 6–7 p.m. at the Convention Center. the public may present written comments to the RAC. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to comment and time available, oral comments may be limited. The three established RAC working groups may have a later afternoon or an evening meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in New Mexico. All meetings are open to the public. At this meeting, topics include issues on renewable and nonrenewable resources. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theresa Herrera, New Mexico State Office, Office of External Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 27115, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502–0115, 505.438.7517. Dated: May 22, 2007. Linda S.C. Rundell, State Director. [FR Doc. 07–2650 Filed 5–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–FB–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Danielle Yroz, Associate Field Manager. [FR Doc. E7–10162 Filed 5–25–07; 8:45 am] [NV–050–1430–ER; N–62861; 7–08807] Bureau of Land Management Notice of Intent To Amend the Las Vegas Resource Management Plan To Relocate a Utility Corridor; Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:45 May 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to amend the Las Vegas Resource Management Plan (RMP) to allow for the relocation of a section of a BLM utility corridor, and to prepare an environmental assessment (EA), pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) to analyze the effects of that action. The BLM proposes to relocate an 11.4-mile length of the half-mile wide BLM Utility Corridor that currently extends across the southern portion of Indian Springs in Clark County, NV. The Corridor as designated overlaps private lands. The amendment would relocate the Corridor further south behind Grandpa Mountain to avoid the private lands. The scoping comment period will commence with the publication of this notice and will end 30 days after its publication. Comments should be submitted in writing to the address below and will be accepted throughout the scoping period. Any scoping meetings will be announced 15 days in advance through the local news media, newsletters, and the BLM Web site at http://www.nv.blm.gov/vegas/ default.htm. DATES: Please mail written comments to the Bureau of Land Management, Las Vegas Field Office, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV, 89130–2301, (fax (702) 515– 5023) attention Mark R. Chatterton. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark R. Chatterton at the Las Vegas Field Office (see address above), telephone (702) 515–5049; e-mail Mark_Chatterton@nv.blm.gov. The Las Vegas RMP was approved on October 5, 1998. The BLM Utility Corridor in the vicinity of Indian Springs (see Map 2– 4 of Volume II of the Las Vegas RMP) was established along an existing power line. The existing BLM Utility Corridor is approximately 2,640 feet wide in the vicinity of Indian Springs. This halfmile wide utility corridor extends northwest from T. 16 S., R. 57 E., sec. 33, M.D.M. along U.S. Highway 95 to the community of Indian Springs where the corridor diverges south around Indian Springs. Approximately onequarter-mile of the Corridor width extends into private property. This RMP amendment is intended to relocate 11.4 miles of the half-mile wide corridor, centered on Indian Springs, further south behind Grandpa Mountain to avoid abutting any private lands. Beyond Indian Springs, the Corridor continues west parallel to U.S. Highway SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 102 (Tuesday, May 29, 2007)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-10162]


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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 for the January 2007 Amendment to the Plan of Operations for 
the Barrick Goldstrike Mine (Also Known as the Betze Project), Nevada

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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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 analyze the 
environmental effects of the proposed amendment to the Plan of 
Operations for the Goldstrike Mine also known as the Betze Project, 25 
miles north of Carlin, Nevada. The original EIS was completed in 1991. 
The Goldstrike Mine has continued in operation since that date.

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

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:

--Fax: (775) 753-0255.
--Mail: Sent to the attention of the January 2007 Barrick Goldstrike 
Amendment Manager, BLM Elko Field Office, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, 
NV 89801.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The current amendment proposes to expand the 
Goldstrike Mine from 7,771 acres of disturbance to 9,031 acres of which 
493 acres of new disturbance will be on public land managed by the BLM 
Elko

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Field Office. The proposed amendment includes four primary components: 
(1) A third tailings facility, which includes burial of an existing 
tailings facility, (2) a new waste rock facility (Clydesdale), (3) an 
expansion of the open pit by 296 acres, which will result in an 
increase of the size of the post-mining pit lake from 800 to 900 acres, 
and (4) an extension of mining activities until approximately 2015, 
including mining employment for 4 years as well as an extension of the 
dewatering program to maintain the water table at its current level for 
an additional four years. Ancillary disturbance includes a new haul 
road with culverts over Rodeo Creek, an intermittent drainage, 
diversion channels for a portion of the Brush Creek, an intermittent 
drainage, and Rodeo Creek, and accelerated reclamation of the Bazza 
Waste Rock Facility. A focal point of the SEIS will be the analysis of 
the cumulative impacts of mining and related actions along the Carlin 
Trend, including incorporation of the re-analysis of cumulative impacts 
for the Leeville and South Operations Area Projects currently underway 
by the Elko Field Office. The BLM is asking the public for information 
on any issues, including cumulative impacts, relevant to this 
amendment. 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.

Danielle Yroz,
Associate Field Manager.
 [FR Doc. E7-10162 Filed 5-25-07; 8:45 am]
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