Walker River Basin Acquisitions Program, Mineral, Lyon, and Douglas Counties, NV, 54456-54457 [E7-18879]

Download as PDF 54456 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 25, 2007 / Notices date of publication of this notice. If the authorized officer determines that a public meeting will be held, a notice of the time and place will be published in the Federal Register at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the meeting. (Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3–1) Kent Hoffman, Deputy State Director, Lands and Minerals. [FR Doc. E7–18890 Filed 9–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Winter Use Plans, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway, Wyoming National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Winter Use Plans, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway. yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Winter Use Plans, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway, Wyoming. Seven alternative winter use management plans are evaluated in this EIS; alternative 7 is the NPS preferred alternative. Alternative 1 would put into place the provisions of the temporary winter use plan of August 2004, with some modifications. Alternative 2 would prohibit recreational snowmobiling in the parks in favor of snowcoach access. Alternative 3A would close much of Yellowstone to oversnow travel, leaving the South Entrance to Old Faithful route open to such use. A variation of alternative 3 (3B) is the no action alternative—it closes all routes to motorized oversnow recreation. This would be the outcome of the temporary plan, should no new decision be made. Four other alternatives (4, 5, 6, and 7) would allow varying levels of snowmobile and snowcoach access to continue in the parks. Alternative 4 would allow for increased snowmobile use, relative to historic numbers. Alternative 5 would allow for some unguided snowmobile use and would feature seasonal and VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:20 Sep 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 flexible daily entry limits in Yellowstone. Alternative 6 would provide for plowing some roads in Yellowstone to allow commercial wheeled-vehicle access from West Yellowstone and Mammoth to Old Faithful. Preferred alternative 7 would provide for a balance of snowmobile and snowcoach use and protect park soundscapes, air quality, wildlife and other resources. In Yellowstone, the daily limit on snowmobiles would be 540 snowmobiles per day in Yellowstone. 65 snowmobiles would be allowed per day in Grand Teton and the Parkway. In Yellowstone, all snowmobilers would be required to travel with a commercial guide, and in both parks, all snowcoaches and most snowmobiles would be required to use Best Available Technology (BAT). 83 snowcoaches would be allowed into Yellowstone daily. The East Entrance would remain open for cross-country ski and snowshoe access. DATES: The National Park Service will execute a Record of Decision (ROD) no sooner than 30 days following publication by the Environmental Protection Agency of the Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement. ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public inspection online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/yell, in the office of Superintendent Suzanne Lewis, PO Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, 307–344–2019 and in the office of Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott, Grand Teton National Park, PO Drawer 170, Moose, WY 83012–0170, 307–739–3300. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Franken, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, 307–344–2019, yell_winter_use@nps.gov. Dated: August 30, 2007. John T. Crowley Acting Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. E7–18935 Filed 9–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–CT–P 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: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 25, 2007 / Notices 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: September 18, 2007. Robert Eckart, Acting Regional Environmental Officer, MidPacific Region. [FR Doc. E7–18879 Filed 9–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [USITC SE–07–018] Government In the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice United States International Trade Commission. TIME AND DATE: October 2, 2007 at 11 a.m. PLACE: Room 101, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, Telephone: (202) 205–2000. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Agenda for future meetings: None. 2. Minutes. yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:20 Sep 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 3. Ratification List. 4. Inv. Nos. 731–TA–919 and 920 (Review) (Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Japan and Mexico)—briefing and vote. (The Commission is currently scheduled to transmit its determinations and Commissioners’ opinions to the Secretary of Commerce on or before October 16, 2007.) 5. Outstanding action jackets: None. In accordance with Commission policy, subject matter listed above, not disposed of at the scheduled meeting, may be carried over to the agenda of the following meeting. By order of the Commission. Issued: September 19, 2007. William R. Bishop, Hearings and Meetings Coordinator. [FR Doc. E7–18811 Filed 9–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1122–0013] Office on Violence Against Women; Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; Comments Requested 30-day notice of information collection under review: Semi-Annual Progress Report for the Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Enforcement Grant Program. ACTION: The Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 72, Number 137, page 39447 on July 18, 2007, allowing for a 60-day comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until October 25, 2007. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice, especially the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally, comments may be PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54457 submitted to OMB via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: SemiAnnual Progress Report for Grantees from the Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Enforcement Grant Program. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: 1122–0013. U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (Rural Program). (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: The affected public includes the approximately 165 grantees of the Rural Program. The primary purpose of the Rural Program is to enhance the safety of victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and child victimization by supporting projects uniquely designed to address and prevent these crimes in rural jurisdictions. 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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.
    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

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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: September 18, 2007.
Robert Eckart,
Acting Regional Environmental Officer, Mid-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. E7-18879 Filed 9-24-07; 8:45 am]
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