Notice of Availability of Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Newmont Mining Corporation's South Operations Area Project Amendment, Nevada, 51249 [07-4339]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 172 / Thursday, September 6, 2007 / Notices To assure they will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Draft SEIS within 60 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes their Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by the following methods: Fax: (775) 753–0255, Mail: Leeville Project Manager, BLM Elko Field Office, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deb McFarlane, BLM Elko Field Office, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801, (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 a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holding that portions of the cumulative effects analysis were insufficient. In response, the BLM has updated the cumulative effects analyzed in Chapter 4 of the 2002 EIS, including information on any new or proposed projects that could contribute cumulative effects, and has issued this Draft SEIS which analyzes the cumulative effects analysis for Newmont Mining Corporation’s Leeville gold mine in Eureka and Elko counties, Nevada. A copy of the Draft SEIS may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Elko Field Office, 3900 Idaho Street, Elko, Nevada 89801. The Draft SEIS may also be found on the Elko Field Office Internet site at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/ elko_field_office/blm_information/ nepa.htm. 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 Final SEIS. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Sep 05, 2007 Jkt 211001 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. Ron Wenker, State Director, Nevada. [FR Doc. 07–4340 Filed 8–31–07; 2:38 pm] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–910–07–1990–EX, 7–08808] Notice of Availability of Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Newmont Mining Corporation’s South Operations Area Project Amendment, Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.) the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for Newmont Mining Corporation’s South Operations Area Project Amendment (SOAPA) in Eureka and Elko counties, Nevada, and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. DATES: To assure they will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Draft SEIS within 60 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes their Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by the following methods: Fax: (775) 753–0255, Mail: Send to SOAPA Project Manager, BLM Elko Field Office, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deb McFarlane, BLM Elko Field Office, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801, (775) 753–0200. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM signed a Record of Decision (ROD) for Newmont Mining Corporation SOAPA project located on the Carlin Trend in northeastern Nevada, on July 26, 2002. That ROD authorized Newmont to mine an additional 350 feet below what had been previously authorized, to expand 139 acres of surface occupation, to expand waste rock disposal facilities and heap leach facilities, to continue PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51249 dewatering and ground water discharge to Maggie Creek, and to construct associated ancillary facilities. Four years of legal review resulted in a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holding that portions of the cumulative effects analysis were insufficient. In response, the BLM has updated the cumulative effects analysis for Newmont Mining Corporation’s SOAPA project in Chapter 5 of the 2002 EIS, including, any new or proposed projects that could contribute to cumulative effects, and has issued a Draft SEIS. A copy of the Draft SEIS may be obtained from the Bureau of Land Management, Elko Field Office, 3900 Idaho Street, Elko, Nevada 89801. The Draft SEIS may also be found on the Elko Field Office Internet site: http:// www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/ elko_field_office/blm_information/ nepa.htm. 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 Final SEIS. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised 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. Ron Wenker, State Director, Nevada. [FR Doc. 07–4339 Filed 8–31–07; 2:38 pm] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Meeting of the California Desert Advisory Council Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Public Laws 92–463 and 94–579, that the California Desert District Advisory Council to the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, will participate in a field tour of BLM-administered public lands on Friday, September 28, 2007 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and meet in formal session on Saturday, September 29 from E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 172 (Thursday, September 6, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[NV-910-07-1990-EX, 7-08808]


Notice of Availability of Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact 
Statement for Newmont Mining Corporation's South Operations Area 
Project Amendment, Nevada

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.) the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has 
prepared a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for 
Newmont Mining Corporation's South Operations Area Project Amendment 
(SOAPA) in Eureka and Elko counties, Nevada, and by this notice is 
announcing the opening of the comment period.

DATES: To assure they will be considered, the BLM must receive written 
comments on the Draft SEIS within 60 days following the date the 
Environmental Protection Agency publishes their Notice of Availability 
in the Federal Register.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deb McFarlane, BLM Elko Field Office, 
3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801, (775) 753-0200.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM signed a Record of Decision (ROD) 
for Newmont Mining Corporation SOAPA project located on the Carlin 
Trend in northeastern Nevada, on July 26, 2002. That ROD authorized 
Newmont to mine an additional 350 feet below what had been previously 
authorized, to expand 139 acres of surface occupation, to expand waste 
rock disposal facilities and heap leach facilities, to continue 
dewatering and ground water discharge to Maggie Creek, and to construct 
associated ancillary facilities. Four years of legal review resulted in 
a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 
holding that portions of the cumulative effects analysis were 
insufficient. In response, the BLM has updated the cumulative effects 
analysis for Newmont Mining Corporation's SOAPA project in Chapter 5 of 
the 2002 EIS, including, any new or proposed projects that could 
contribute to cumulative effects, and has issued a Draft SEIS. A copy 
of the Draft SEIS may be obtained from the Bureau of Land Management, 
Elko Field Office, 3900 Idaho Street, Elko, Nevada 89801. The Draft 
SEIS may also be found on the Elko Field Office Internet site: http://
www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/elko_field_office/blm_information/nepa.htm. 
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 Final SEIS.
    Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised 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.

Ron Wenker,
State Director, Nevada.
[FR Doc. 07-4339 Filed 8-31-07; 2:38 pm]
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