Notice of Availability and Announcement of Public Meetings and Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) Subsistence Hearings; Northeast National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Supplemental Draft Integrated Activity Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, 48661-48662 [E7-16694]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 164 / Friday, August 24, 2007 / Notices yshivers on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Information Collection Requirement Title: Office of Law Enforcement/ Federal Air Marshal Service (OLE/FAM) Mental Health Certification. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 1652–0043. Forms(s): Mental Health Certification. Affected Public: Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service applicants. 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ACTION: Notice of Availability and Announcement of Public Meetings and ANILCA Subsistence Hearings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Alaska State Office, is issuing the Northeast National Petroleum Reserve—Alaska (NPR–A) Supplemental Draft Integrated Activity Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (IAP/EIS) for public comment and announces pending Draft IAP/EIS public meetings/ANILCA subsistence hearings to receive comments on the IAP/EIS and its findings regarding the ANILCA § 810 analysis of impacts to subsistence use. DATES: Written comments on the Draft IAP/EIS must be received within 60 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes their Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. Draft IAP/EIS public meetings and/or ANILCA subsistence hearings will be held in the following communities in Alaska: Anaktuvuk Pass, Anchorage, Atqasuk, Barrow, Fairbanks, Nuiqsut, and Wainwright. The date, time, and location of the meetings will be announced through public notices, media news releases, and/or other mailings. Written comments should be sent to: Northeast NPR–A Supplemental IAP/EIS Comments, ENSR Project Office, 1835 South Bragaw Street, Suite 490, Anchorage, Alaska, 99508; faxed to 888–907–3677; hand delivered to ENSR at the above address, or to the BLM Public Information Center in the Federal Building, 222 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, 99513; or ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48661 forwarded electronically through the project Web site at http://www.blm.gov/ ak/st/en/prog/planning/npra_general/ ne_npra/ne_npr-a_supplement.html. 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. The Draft IAP/EIS can be reviewed at BLM’s Alaska Web site at http:// www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/planning/ npra_general/ne_npra/ne_npra_supplement.html. CD or paper copies may be requested by calling Jim Ducker, BLM’s project lead at 907–271–3130. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Ducker, BLM Alaska State Office, 907– 271–3130. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Supplemental IAP/EIS supplements the Northeast NPR–A Amended IAP/EIS, which was completed in January 2005 and was followed with a Record of Decision in January 2006. On September 25, 2006, the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska found the Amended IAP/EIS analysis failed to fully consider the cumulative effects of oil and gas leasing in the planning area and in the adjacent Northwest NPR—A planning area and vacated the Record of Decision for the Amended IAP/EIS. The supplemental IAP/EIS provides additional analysis necessary to fully address the deficiencies noted by the court and updates relevant sections of the document with information that has become available since the completion of the Amended IAP/EIS. The public is especially encouraged to comment on this additional and updated analysis, and to identify measures that could reduce impacts to resources or uses that could be impacted by oil and gas activities. Like the Amended IAP/EIS, the Supplemental IAP/EIS considers additional oil and gas leasing opportunities in the same approximately 4.6 million acres in the northeast portion of the National Petroleum Reserve—Alaska. The Supplemental IAP/EIS considers the same issues and almost identical alternatives as were addressed in the Amended IAP/EIS. Section 810 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act requires the BLM to evaluate the effects of the alternatives presented in this Draft IAP/EIS on subsistence activities, E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 48662 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 164 / Friday, August 24, 2007 / Notices and to hold public hearings if it finds that any alternative may significantly restrict subsistence activities. The analysis of environmental consequences indicates that the cumulative effects, when taken in conjunction with all action alternatives meets the ‘‘may significantly restrict threshold’’ for each subsistence use, resulting in a positive finding pursuant to ANILCA § 810. Therefore, the BLM will hold public hearings on subsistence in conjunction with the public meetings in the potentially affected communities of Anaktuvuk Pass, Atqasuk, Barrow, Nuiqsut, and Wainwright. Thomas P. Lonnie, State Director. [FR Doc. E7–16694 Filed 8–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–030–07–5101–ER–K087; WYW–166510] Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Overland Pass Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline Project, WY Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. yshivers on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Wyoming State Office, has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Overland Pass Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline Project. The FEIS analyzes the environmental consequences of a proposed 760-mile long, 14-inch and 16-inch diameter natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline on Federal, State, and private land. DATES: The Overland Pass Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline Project FEIS will be available for review and comment for 30 calendar days starting on the date the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes its Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register. The BLM can best use your comments and resource information submissions within that 30-day comment period. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the FEIS may be submitted by the following methods: • E-mail: overland_pipeline_wy@blm.gov. Please do not use special characters or attachments in your comments, as the BLM e-mail security system may not accept them. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:35 Aug 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 • Facsimile: (307) 328–4224 Attn: Overland Pass Pipeline Project. • Mail: Written comments may be mailed or submitted in person to the Bureau of Land Management, Rawlins Field Office, 1300 North Third St, Rawlins, Wyoming, 82301, Attention: Tom Hurshman, Project Manager. Copies of the FEIS have been sent to affected Federal, State, and local government agencies, Tribal governments, and interested parties. Copies of the FEIS will be available electronically on the following Web site: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/ NEPA/rfodocs/overland_pipeline.html. Copies of the FEIS are also available for public inspection during normal business hours at the following offices: • Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003; • Bureau of Land Management, Rawlins Field Office, 1300 North Third St, Rawlins, Wyoming 82301; • Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 N., Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901; • Bureau of Land Management, Kemmerer Field Office, 312 Highway 189 N., Kemmerer, Wyoming 83101; and • U. S. Department of Agriculture, Pawnee National Grasslands, 660 O St, Greeley, Colorado 80631. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Hurshman, Project Manager, Bureau of Land Management, Uncompahgre Field Office, 2465 South Townsend Ave, Montrose, Colorado 81401. Mr. Hurshman may be reached by telephone at (970) 240–5345. Requests for information may be submitted electronically via e-mail to overland_pipeline_wy@blm.gov. The proposed Overland Pass Pipeline would originate in Opal, Wyoming, and terminate at existing NGL processing facilities in Conway, Kansas. The Overland Pass Pipeline route would cross approximately 123 miles of Federal land in Wyoming and Colorado. In Wyoming, approximately 98 miles of the proposed pipeline route would cross public lands administered by three BLM Field Offices: Kemmerer, Rock Springs, and Rawlins. In addition, the Overland Pass Pipeline location would cross two units of the National Forest System administered by the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. The proposed pipeline location includes approximately 2 miles of the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, and approximately 23 miles of the Pawnee National Grassland north of Greeley, Colorado. No Federal land in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Kansas would be affected by this proposal. The project would transport up to 150,000 barrels per day of NGL. In the fall of 2005, Williams Field Services, doing business as Overland Pass Pipeline Company LLC (Overland Pass Company), submitted to the BLM an application for a right-of-way (ROW) grant to construct a NGL pipeline, up to 20 inches in diameter. (NGLs are naturally occurring heavier hydrocarbon liquids that are associated with the production of natural gas such as methane. NGLs include ethane, propane, butanes, and natural gasoline.) On March 24, 2006, the BLM published in the Federal Register a Notice of Intent (NOI ) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under NEPA and as required by 43 Code of Federal Regulations Part 2880. To allow the public an opportunity to review the proposal and project information, the BLM held four public meetings in April 2006. Potential impacts to specific resources such as water quality and quantity, threatened and endangered and sensitive species, vegetation communities, historic trails, and pipeline route near residential developments were issues identified during scoping and analyzed in a Draft EIS. On March 30, 2007, the BLM published the NOA for the Draft EIS for this project in the Federal Register. The 45-day comment period ended on May 14, 2007. Thirteen comment letters were received from individuals, organizations, corporations, and agencies. Specific comment responses are provided in the FEIS, and issues and concerns raised during the review are addressed in the FEIS. Three alternatives are analyzed in the FEIS: No Action Alternative; Proposed Action Alternative, and the Southern Energy Corridor. The No Action alternative means that the project as proposed by Overland Pass Company in its ROW application would be rejected by the BLM. Under the No Action Alternative, the BLM would not issue a ROW grant for the Overland Pass Pipeline. The project, including the pipeline, temporary access roads, and temporary use areas during construction, would not be approved or authorized as described in the ROW application. The BLM and Forest Service preferred alternative is the Proposed Action Alternative. The Proposed Action Alternative analyzed in the FEIS reflects minor revisions to the original route as proposed by Overland Pass Company. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 164 (Friday, August 24, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48661-48662]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-16694]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[AK-930-07-1310-DS]


Notice of Availability and Announcement of Public Meetings and 
Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) Subsistence 
Hearings; Northeast National Petroleum Reserve--Alaska Supplemental 
Draft Integrated Activity Plan/Environmental Impact Statement

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability and Announcement of Public Meetings and 
ANILCA Subsistence Hearings.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Alaska State Office, is 
issuing the Northeast National Petroleum Reserve--Alaska (NPR-A) 
Supplemental Draft Integrated Activity Plan/Environmental Impact 
Statement (IAP/EIS) for public comment and announces pending Draft IAP/
EIS public meetings/ANILCA subsistence hearings to receive comments on 
the IAP/EIS and its findings regarding the ANILCA Sec.  810 analysis of 
impacts to subsistence use.

DATES: Written comments on the Draft IAP/EIS must be received within 60 
days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes 
their Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. Draft IAP/EIS 
public meetings and/or ANILCA subsistence hearings will be held in the 
following communities in Alaska: Anaktuvuk Pass, Anchorage, Atqasuk, 
Barrow, Fairbanks, Nuiqsut, and Wainwright. The date, time, and 
location of the meetings will be announced through public notices, 
media news releases, and/or other mailings.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to: Northeast NPR-A 
Supplemental IAP/EIS Comments, ENSR Project Office, 1835 South Bragaw 
Street, Suite 490, Anchorage, Alaska, 99508; faxed to 888-907-3677; 
hand delivered to ENSR at the above address, or to the BLM Public 
Information Center in the Federal Building, 222 West 7th Avenue, 
Anchorage, Alaska, 99513; or forwarded electronically through the 
project Web site at http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/planning/npra_
general/ne_npra/ne_npr-a_supplement.html. 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.
    The Draft IAP/EIS can be reviewed at BLM's Alaska Web site at 
http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/planning/npra_general/ne_npra/ne_
npr-a_supplement.html. CD or paper copies may be requested by calling 
Jim Ducker, BLM's project lead at 907-271-3130.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Ducker, BLM Alaska State Office, 
907-271-3130.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Supplemental IAP/EIS supplements the 
Northeast NPR-A Amended IAP/EIS, which was completed in January 2005 
and was followed with a Record of Decision in January 2006. On 
September 25, 2006, the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska 
found the Amended IAP/EIS analysis failed to fully consider the 
cumulative effects of oil and gas leasing in the planning area and in 
the adjacent Northwest NPR--A planning area and vacated the Record of 
Decision for the Amended IAP/EIS. The supplemental IAP/EIS provides 
additional analysis necessary to fully address the deficiencies noted 
by the court and updates relevant sections of the document with 
information that has become available since the completion of the 
Amended IAP/EIS. The public is especially encouraged to comment on this 
additional and updated analysis, and to identify measures that could 
reduce impacts to resources or uses that could be impacted by oil and 
gas activities. Like the Amended IAP/EIS, the Supplemental IAP/EIS 
considers additional oil and gas leasing opportunities in the same 
approximately 4.6 million acres in the northeast portion of the 
National Petroleum Reserve--Alaska. The Supplemental IAP/EIS considers 
the same issues and almost identical alternatives as were addressed in 
the Amended IAP/EIS.
    Section 810 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act 
requires the BLM to evaluate the effects of the alternatives presented 
in this Draft IAP/EIS on subsistence activities,

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and to hold public hearings if it finds that any alternative may 
significantly restrict subsistence activities. The analysis of 
environmental consequences indicates that the cumulative effects, when 
taken in conjunction with all action alternatives meets the ``may 
significantly restrict threshold'' for each subsistence use, resulting 
in a positive finding pursuant to ANILCA Sec.  810.
    Therefore, the BLM will hold public hearings on subsistence in 
conjunction with the public meetings in the potentially affected 
communities of Anaktuvuk Pass, Atqasuk, Barrow, Nuiqsut, and 
Wainwright.

Thomas P. Lonnie,
State Director.
 [FR Doc. E7-16694 Filed 8-23-07; 8:45 am]
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