Walker River Basin Acquisitions Program, Mineral, Lyon, and Douglas Counties, NV, 54285-54286 [E7-18738]

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E7–18724 Filed 9–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–51–P PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54285 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Walker River Basin Acquisitions Program, Mineral, Lyon, and Douglas Counties, NV Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) and notice of public scoping meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) proposes to prepare an EIS for the Walker River Basin Acquisitions Program. The primary purpose of the program is to comply with the requirements of Public Law 107–171 (Desert Terminal Lakes Program), which appropriates funds to provide water to at-risk natural desert terminal lakes, and with Public Law 109–103, which allocates funds to the University of Nevada for two specific purposes. The first purpose is to implement a program for environmental restoration to acquire from willing sellers land, water appurtenant to the land, and related interests in the Walker River Basin, Nevada. Acquired water rights would be transferred to provide water to Walker Lake. The second purpose of the University’s funding is to establish and operate an agricultural and natural resources center. The actions to be analyzed in this EIS will be the purchase of water rights and related interests from willing sellers in the Walker River Basin, Nevada. DATES: A series of public scoping meetings will be held to solicit public input on the alternatives, concerns, and issues to be addressed in the EIS. The meetings dates are: • Monday, October 22, 2007, 6 to 8 p.m., Reno, NV • Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 6 to 8 p.m., Yerington, NV • Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 6 to 8 p.m., Hawthorne, NV • Thursday, October 25, 2007, 6 to 8 p.m., Bridgeport, CA Written comments on the scope of the EIS should be sent by November 26, 2007. ADDRESSES: The public scoping meetings locations are: • Reno at Rancho San Rafael Park, Main Ranch House, 1595 N. Sierra Street • Yerington at Yerington High School, gymnasium, 114 Pearl Street • Hawthorne at Mineral County Public Library, meeting room, 110 1st Street • Bridgeport at Bridgeport Memorial Hall, 73 N. School Street E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 54286 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 184 / Monday, September 24, 2007 / Notices Send comments on the scope of the EIS to Mrs. Caryn Huntt DeCarlo, Bureau of Reclamation, 705 N. Plaza Street, Room 320, Carson City, NV 89701, via e-mail to chunttdecarlo@mp.usbr.gov, or faxed to 775–884–8376. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Huntt DeCarlo, 775–884–8352. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The project area is in the Walker River Basin within Nevada, and includes both the East and West Walker Rivers. The goal of the program is to acquire water rights sufficient to increase the long-term average annual inflow to Walker Lake by up to 50,000 acre-feet. To increase Walker Lake inflows by up to 50,000 acre-feet annually may require acquiring more than 50,000 acre-feet of water rights due to annual hydrologic variability. Special Assistance for Public Scoping Meeting If special assistance is required at the scoping meetings, please contact Caryn Huntt DeCarlo at 775–884–8352, TDD 775–882–3436, or via e-mail at chunttdecarlo@mp.usbr.gov. Please notify Mrs. Huntt DeCarlo as far in advance of the meetings as possible to enable Reclamation to secure the needed services. If a request cannot be honored, the requestor will be notified. 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At the request of Reclamation, Western published a notice in the Federal Register on August 14, 2006, to initiate and obtain public comments on the proposed Amended Plan. Western held public information forums on September 19, 2006, in Phoenix, Arizona, and on September 22, 2006, in Ontario, California. Western accepted oral and written comments on the proposed Amended Plan at public comment forums on October 10, 2006, in Phoenix, Arizona, and on October 11, 2006 in Ontario, California, and thereafter until November 13, 2006, the end of the public comment period. Additional public information forums will be held in advance of the time of the actual marketing of Navajo Surplus under the Amended Plan to address the procedures to be used in the actual marketing process. Public comments were received both with respect to the terms of the proposed Amended Plan and with respect to Western’s presentations at the public forums relating to the implementation of the plan. Written comments were received from Aha Macav Power Service, Arizona Power Authority, Arizona Tribal Energy Association, Colorado River Indian Tribes, Ralph E. Hitchcock and Associates, Moyes Storey Law Offices, Santa Cruz Water & Power Districts Association, and Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District. Oral comments were received from the Central Arizona Water Conservation District, Ralph E. Hitchcock and Associates, and the Colorado River Indian Tribes. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments and responses, paraphrased for brevity, are presented below. Reclamation considered all comments prior to the adoption of the Amended Plan. Reclamation determined that no modifications to the proposed Amended Plan were necessary as a result of the comments and in light of the proposed Amended Plan’s flexible framework. Nevertheless, Reclamation has made edits to the proposed Amended Plan for clarification purposes. DATES: As provided in Part X of the Amended Plan, the Amended Plan will become effective thirty days after its date of publication in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ron Smith, Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 61470, Boulder City, Nevada 89006, telephone (702) 293–8231, e-mail AmendedPlan@lc.usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States acquired an entitlement to 24.3 percent of generation available at Navajo for use by CAP pursuant to the Colorado River Basin Project Act (43 U.S.C. 1501, et seq.). The CAP is a Reclamation multi-purpose water resource development and management project in Arizona. Section 107(a) of the Act provides that the capacity and energy associated with the United States interest in Navajo which is in excess of the pumping requirements of the CAP and any needs for desalting and protective pumping facilities (Navajo Surplus) shall be marketed and exchanged by the Secretary of Energy. Furthermore, Section 107(c) of the Act provides that in the marketing and exchanging of Navajo Surplus, the Secretary of the Department of the Interior shall adopt the plan deemed most acceptable, after consultation with the Secretary of Energy, the Governor of Arizona, and CAWCD (or its successor in interest to the repayment obligation for the CAP). On December 1, 1987, Reclamation, on behalf of the Secretary, adopted the Original Plan which provided for longterm contracts through September 30, 2011. This adopted Amended Plan contains the framework for the sale and exchange of Navajo Surplus, including an annual process to determine the power to be marketed, eligibility criteria, contract provisions, rate-setting provisions, and revenue collection and distribution criteria. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 184 (Monday, September 24, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Walker River Basin Acquisitions Program, Mineral, Lyon, and 
Douglas Counties, NV

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement 
(EIS) and notice of public scoping meetings.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the 
Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) proposes to prepare an EIS for the 
Walker River Basin Acquisitions Program. The primary purpose of the 
program is to comply with the requirements of Public Law 107-171 
(Desert Terminal Lakes Program), which appropriates funds to provide 
water to at-risk natural desert terminal lakes, and with Public Law 
109-103, which allocates funds to the University of Nevada for two 
specific purposes. The first purpose is to implement a program for 
environmental restoration to acquire from willing sellers land, water 
appurtenant to the land, and related interests in the Walker River 
Basin, Nevada. Acquired water rights would be transferred to provide 
water to Walker Lake. The second purpose of the University's funding is 
to establish and operate an agricultural and natural resources center. 
The actions to be analyzed in this EIS will be the purchase of water 
rights and related interests from willing sellers in the Walker River 
Basin, Nevada.

DATES: A series of public scoping meetings will be held to solicit 
public input on the alternatives, concerns, and issues to be addressed 
in the EIS. The meetings dates are:

 Monday, October 22, 2007, 6 to 8 p.m., Reno, NV
 Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 6 to 8 p.m., Yerington, NV
 Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 6 to 8 p.m., Hawthorne, NV
 Thursday, October 25, 2007, 6 to 8 p.m., Bridgeport, CA

    Written comments on the scope of the EIS should be sent by November 
26, 2007.

ADDRESSES: The public scoping meetings locations are:

 Reno at Rancho San Rafael Park, Main Ranch House, 1595 N. 
Sierra Street
 Yerington at Yerington High School, gymnasium, 114 Pearl 
Street
 Hawthorne at Mineral County Public Library, meeting room, 110 
1st Street
 Bridgeport at Bridgeport Memorial Hall, 73 N. School Street


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    Send comments on the scope of the EIS to Mrs. Caryn Huntt DeCarlo, 
Bureau of Reclamation, 705 N. Plaza Street, Room 320, Carson City, NV 
89701, via e-mail to chunttdecarlo@mp.usbr.gov, or faxed to 775-884-
8376.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Huntt DeCarlo, 775-884-8352.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The project area is in the Walker River 
Basin within Nevada, and includes both the East and West Walker Rivers. 
The goal of the program is to acquire water rights sufficient to 
increase the long-term average annual inflow to Walker Lake by up to 
50,000 acre-feet. To increase Walker Lake inflows by up to 50,000 acre-
feet annually may require acquiring more than 50,000 acre-feet of water 
rights due to annual hydrologic variability.

Special Assistance for Public Scoping Meeting

    If special assistance is required at the scoping meetings, please 
contact Caryn Huntt DeCarlo at 775-884-8352, TDD 775-882-3436, or via 
e-mail at chunttdecarlo@mp.usbr.gov. Please notify Mrs. Huntt DeCarlo 
as far in advance of the meetings as possible to enable Reclamation to 
secure the needed services. If a request cannot be honored, the 
requestor will be notified. A telephone device for the hearing impaired 
(TDD) is available at 775-882-3436.

Public Disclosure

    Before including your name, 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.

    Dated: August 21, 2007.
Susan M. Fry,
Regional Environmental Officer, Mid-Pacific Region.
 [FR Doc. E7-18738 Filed 9-21-07; 8:45 am]
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