Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed “M” Pit Mine Expansion at Montana Tunnels Mine, Jefferson County, Montana, 7588-7589 [E8-2242]

Download as PDF 7588 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 27 / Friday, February 8, 2008 / Notices Consultation and Coordination With Tribal Governments (Executive Order 13175) The BIA irrigation projects are vital components of the local agriculture economy of the reservations on which they are located. To fulfill its responsibilities to the tribes, tribal organizations, water user organizations, and the individual water users, the BIA communicates, coordinates, and consults on a continuing basis with these entities on issues of water delivery, water availability, costs of administration, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation. This is accomplished at the individual irrigation projects by Project, Agency, and Regional representatives, as appropriate, in accordance with local protocol and procedures. This notice is one component of the BIA’s overall coordination and consultation process to provide notice and request comments from these entities on adjusting our irrigation rates. Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use (Executive Order 13211) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR The Department has determined that these rate adjustments do not have significant ‘‘takings’’ implications. The rate adjustments do not deprive the public, state, or local governments of rights or property. Bureau of Land Management Federalism (Executive Order 13132) The Department has determined that these rate adjustments do not have significant Federalism effects because they pertain solely to Federal-tribal relations and will not interfere with the roles, rights, and responsibilities of states. Civil Justice Reform (Executive Order 12988) This notice complies with the requirements of Executive Order 12988. Specifically, this notice does not unduly burden the judicial system and meets the requirements of sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of the Order. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 The rate adjustments will have no adverse effects on energy supply, distribution, or use (including a shortfall in supply, price increases, and increase use of foreign supplies) should the proposed rate adjustments be implemented. This is a notice for rate adjustments at BIA owned and operated irrigation projects, except for the Fort Yuma Irrigation Project. The Fort Yuma Irrigation Project is owned and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation with a portion serving the Fort Yuma Reservation. Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Order 12866) These rate adjustments are not a significant regulatory action and do not need to be reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866. Regulatory Flexibility Act This rate making is not a rule for the purposes of the Regulatory Flexibility Act because it is ‘‘a rule of particular applicability relating to rates.’’ 5 U.S.C. 601(2). pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Takings (Executive Order 12630) These rate adjustments do not affect the collections of information which have been approved by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The OMB Control Number is 1076–0141 and expires August 31, 2009. National Environmental Policy Act The Department has determined that these rate adjustments do not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment and that no detailed statement is required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370(d)). Data Quality Act In developing this notice, we did not conduct or use a study, experiment, or survey requiring peer review under the Data Quality Act (Pub. L. 106–554). Dated: January 16, 2008. Carl J. Artman, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–2304 Filed 2–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P Unfunded Mandates Act of 1995 These rate adjustments impose no unfunded mandates on any governmental or private entity and are in compliance with the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Act of 1995. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:11 Feb 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [MT–070–1990–EX] Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed ‘‘M’’ Pit Mine Expansion at Montana Tunnels Mine, Jefferson County, Montana Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) has been prepared for the Montana Tunnels Mine ‘‘M’’ Pit Mine Expansion administered by the Bureau of Land Management’s Butte Field Office (BLM) and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Operations on public lands are on mining claims located in accordance with the General Mining Law of 1872, as amended (30 U.S.C. 22 et seq.). The public is invited to review and comment on the range and adequacy of the draft alternatives and associated environmental effects. For comments to be most helpful, they should relate to specific concerns or conflicts that are within the legal responsibilities of the BLM and DEQ. The DEIS addresses alternatives associated with Montana Tunnels Mine ‘‘M’’ Pit Mine Expansion. DATES: We will accept written comments on the Draft EIS for 60 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The last day of the written comment period may be identified at the Internet address below, after publication of the EPA Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. We will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public involvement activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media new releases, and/or mailings. The Draft EIS will be posted on the Montana DEQ Web site http:// www.deq.state.mt.us. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: ghallsten@state.mt.us. • Mail: Send written comments to ‘‘M’’ Pit Mine Expansion at Montana Tunnels Mine EIS, Greg Hallsten, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Director’s Office, PO Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620–0901. E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 27 / Friday, February 8, 2008 / Notices • Fax: (406) 444–4386. County. This notice initiates the public review process on the FEIS. DATES: The Kane Springs Valley Groundwater Development Project FEIS will be available for review and comment for 30 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes their Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the FEIS using any of the following methods: • Mail: Penny Woods, Project Manager, P.O. Box 12000, Reno, NV 89520. • Fax: 775–861–6689 (Attn: Penny Woods, Project Manager). • E-mail: nvgwprojects@blm.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Penny Woods, BLM Project Manager, P.O. Box 12000, Reno, NV 89520, telephone 775–861–6466, or e-mail: nvgwprojects@blm.gov with ‘‘Kane Springs Information Request’’ in the subject line. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FEIS describes and analyzes a proposal for groundwater facilities in the Kane Springs Valley submitted by the Lincoln County Water District (LCWD). The FEIS addresses the proposal submitted by LCWD, an alternative alignment, and a no action alternative. Under the Proposed Action, the LCWD would develop and convey groundwater in Dated: December 6, 2007. Kane Springs Valley to private land for Richard M. Hotaling, community development purposes in Field Manager. Coyote Springs Valley. The volume of [FR Doc. E8–2242 Filed 2–7–08; 8:45 am] water to be transported through the BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P proposed facilities could be up to 5,000 acre-feet per year. The proposed project would be DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR located in unincorporated portions of southwestern Lincoln County, Nevada, Bureau of Land Management and would consist of a 13.2 mile pipeline, seven production wells, water [NV–040–5101–ER–F851; N–79742; 8–08807] storage tanks, a 12.5 kV transmission line, and a fiber optic line. Notice of Availability of the Final On June 22, 2007, the BLM published Environmental Impact Statement for the Notice of Availability for the Draft the Kane Springs Valley Groundwater EIS for this project in the Federal Development Project, Nevada Register. Nineteen comments were received from individuals, AGENCY: Lead Agency—Bureau of Land organizations, agencies and a tribal Management, Interior; Cooperating band. Specific comment responses are Agencies—U.S. Fish and Wildlife provided in the FEIS, and issues and Service, Interior; State of Nevada concerns raised during the review are Department of Wildlife; Moapa Valley addressed in the FEIS. Water District, Nevada. Copies of the FEIS will be mailed to ACTION: Notice of Availability. individuals, agencies, or companies who previously requested copies or who SUMMARY: In accordance with the responded to the BLM on the Draft EIS. National Environmental Policy Act of Copies of the FEIS are available on 1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has request from the BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd., P.O. Box prepared a Final Environmental Impact 12000, Reno, NV 89520, phone 775– Statement (FEIS) that analyzes a 861–6681 or e-mail to: proposed right-of-way for groundwater nvgwprojects@blm.gov. You may request and conveyance facilities in Lincoln For further information and/or to request a copy of the document, contact: Greg Hallsten, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, PO Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620–0901 or David Williams, Bureau of Land Management, Butte Field Office, 106 N. Parkmont, Butte, MT 59701. Documents related to this EIS, including public comments, will be posted on the Montana DEQ Web site (http://www.deq.state.mt.us) and may be published as part of the final EIS. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. All submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:11 Feb 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7589 a hard copy or a computer disc (CD). The document will be available electronically at: http://www.blm.gov/ nv/. Copies of the FEIS will be available for review at the following locations: • Bureau of Land Management, Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, Nevada. • Bureau of Land Management, Ely Field Office, 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, Nevada. All comment submittals to this FEIS must include the commenter’s name and street address. Comments, including the names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the Nevada State Office during regular business hours (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday except for Federal holidays). Before including your address, telephone 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 in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Ron Wenker, Nevada State Director. [FR Doc. E8–2231 Filed 2–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [Docket No. AZ–910–0777–XP–241A] State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet on March 6, 2008, in Phoenix, Arizona, at the BLM National Training Center located at 9828 North 31st Avenue in Phoenix from 8 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. Morning agenda items include: Review of the December 6, 2007, meeting minutes for RAC and Recreation Resource Advisory Council (RRAC) business; BLM State Director’s update on statewide issues; E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 27 (Friday, February 8, 2008)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[MT-070-1990-EX]


Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement 
for the Proposed ``M'' Pit Mine Expansion at Montana Tunnels Mine, 
Jefferson County, Montana

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), a Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) has been prepared for the Montana 
Tunnels Mine ``M'' Pit Mine Expansion administered by the Bureau of 
Land Management's Butte Field Office (BLM) and the Montana Department 
of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Operations on public lands are on 
mining claims located in accordance with the General Mining Law of 
1872, as amended (30 U.S.C. 22 et seq.). The public is invited to 
review and comment on the range and adequacy of the draft alternatives 
and associated environmental effects. For comments to be most helpful, 
they should relate to specific concerns or conflicts that are within 
the legal responsibilities of the BLM and DEQ. The DEIS addresses 
alternatives associated with Montana Tunnels Mine ``M'' Pit Mine 
Expansion.

DATES: We will accept written comments on the Draft EIS for 60 days 
following the date the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes 
its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The last day of the 
written comment period may be identified at the Internet address below, 
after publication of the EPA Notice of Availability in the Federal 
Register. We will announce future meetings or hearings and any other 
public involvement activities at least 15 days in advance through 
public notices, media new releases, and/or mailings. The Draft EIS will 
be posted on the Montana DEQ Web site http://www.deq.state.mt.us.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: ghallsten@state.mt.us.
     Mail: Send written comments to ``M'' Pit Mine Expansion at 
Montana Tunnels Mine EIS, Greg Hallsten, Montana Department of 
Environmental Quality, Director's Office, PO Box 200901, Helena, MT 
59620-0901.

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     Fax: (406) 444-4386.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to 
request a copy of the document, contact: Greg Hallsten, Montana 
Department of Environmental Quality, PO Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620-
0901 or David Williams, Bureau of Land Management, Butte Field Office, 
106 N. Parkmont, Butte, MT 59701.
    Documents related to this EIS, including public comments, will be 
posted on the Montana DEQ Web site (http://www.deq.state.mt.us) and may 
be published as part of the final EIS.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. All submissions from organizations and 
businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as 
representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be 
available for public inspection in their entirety.

    Dated: December 6, 2007.
Richard M. Hotaling,
Field Manager.
 [FR Doc. E8-2242 Filed 2-7-08; 8:45 am]
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