Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Phoenix Copper Leach Project, Lander County, NV, 8059-8060 [E8-2539]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 12, 2008 / Notices (3) United States Active Duty Military; (4) Passport. Section 13. Liquor which is possessed, including for sale, contrary to the terms of this ordinance is declared to be contraband. Any tribal agent, employee or officer who is authorized by the Tribal Council to enforce this section shall seize all contraband and preserve it in accordance with the provisions established for the preservation of impounded property. Section 14. Upon being found in violation of the ordinance, the party shall forfeit all right, title and interest in the items seized which shall become the property of the Tribe. Article VII. Abatement. Section 1. 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This notice initiates the public scoping process and announces a public meeting. DATES: Written comments on the scope of the SEIS will be accepted until March 13, 2008. A scoping meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at the Battle Mountain Field Office from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be mailed to the BLM Battle Mountain Field Office, ATTN: Jon Sherve, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV 89820; faxed to ATTN: Jon Sherve at (775) 635–4034; or e-mailed to: phoenix_copper_SEIS@blm.gov. Christopher Worthington (775) 635–4144 or e-mail christopher_worthington@nv.blm.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Newmont Mining Corporation (Newmont) has submitted an amended Plan of Operations (NVN–067930) to the BLM for the proposed mining project. A third-party contractor will prepare the SEIS under the direction of the BLM pursuant to Council on Environmental Quality regulations 1502.14(a) and 1502.14(d). In addition to the proposed action, the BLM will explore and objectively evaluate all reasonable alternatives, including the alternative of no action. The proposed project area is located approximately 12 miles southwest of Battle Mountain, Nevada. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada T. 30 and 31 N., R. 43 E. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR The Phoenix Mine is located in the Copper Canyon portion of the Battle Mountain Mining District in Lander County, Nevada. The current project area includes approximately 7,139 acres; 2,865 acres of public land and 4,275 acres privately owned by Newmont. Most of the facilities associated with this proposal will be located on lands previously approved for surface disturbance. This proposed plan would increase the project surface disturbance by approximately 910 acres (185 acres of public land and 725 acres of private land), and includes construction and operation of a new solvent extraction-electrowinning (SX– EW) facility, development of two copper leach facilities, construction of four new process ponds, development of a new clay borrow area, designation of an optional use area that would be used either as a waste rock facility, a tailings facility, copper or gold leach facility, and/or growth media borrow area, and Bureau of Land Management [NV–060–5110–GN–CF20; NVN–067930: 8– 08807; TAS: 14X5017] Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Phoenix Copper Leach Project, Lander County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 40 CFR 1500–1508, and 43 CFR 3809, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Battle Mountain Field Office will prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Phoenix Copper Leach Project located in Lander County, Nevada. The proposal includes expansion of the existing project PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 8060 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 12, 2008 / Notices construction of a new 120-kV power line. Construction and operation of the project is projected to begin in 2008. Active mining for the Phoenix Copper leach project will last about 15 years and will not increase the current life-ofmine for the Phoenix Mine. An interdisciplinary approach will be used to develop the SEIS, in order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns identified. Potential significant direct, indirect, residual, and cumulative impacts from the proposed action will be analyzed in the SEIS. Federal, state, and local agencies, as well as individuals or organizations that may be interested in or affected by the BLM’s decision on this plan are invited to participate in the scoping process. Federal, state, and local agencies may request or be requested by the BLM to participate as a cooperating agency. The plan will be presented to the public during a scoping meeting to be held Wednesday, February 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Battle Mountain Field Office. The plan will be available for public review at Battle Mountain Field Office. The BLM invites public comment on the scope of the analysis, including issues to consider and alternatives to the proposed action. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis and SEIS alternatives. BLM personnel will be present at the scoping meeting to explain the environmental review process, the mining regulations, and other requirements for processing the proposed plan amendment and the associated SEIS. Representatives of Newmont will be available to describe the proposal. You may submit comments on issues in writing to the BLM at the public scoping meeting or you may submit them to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. Comments received and a list of attendees at the scoping meeting will be available for public inspection. Comments and documents pertinent to this proposal, including names and addresses of respondents, may be viewed at the Battle Mountain Field Office during regular business hours (7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays). Comments may be published as part of the 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:46 Feb 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, 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. (Authority: 43 CFR part 3809) Dated: January 29, 2008. Gerald M. Smith, Field Manager, Battle Mountain Field Office. [FR Doc. E8–2539 Filed 2–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service [UT–070–1320–EL; UTU–84102] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and To Conduct Public Scoping on the Greens Hollow Coal Lease Tract Bureau of Land Management, USDI, and Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) and to initiate public scoping for the Greens Hollow Coal Lease Tract Lease by Application (LBA) filed by Ark Land Company, a subsidiary of Arch Coal, Inc. in Sanpete and Sevier Counties, Utah. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102 (2) (C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Price Field Office, and the Manti-La Sal and Fishlake National Forests announce their intent to prepare an EIS and are soliciting public comments regarding issues and resource information on the potential impacts of a proposal to mine Federal coal, using underground methods with limited surface facilities, in the vicinity of Greens Hollow, Utah as requested by Ark Land Company in LBA case number UTU–84102 and in conformance with the provisions of 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 3425.1. This notice initiates the public scoping process. Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received within 45 days of publication in the Federal Register. The draft EIS is DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 expected in June of 2008 and the final EIS is expected in November of 2008. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Steve Rigby, Price Field Office, 125 South 600 West, Price, Utah 84501. Written comments may also be handdelivered to the Price Field Office or sent by facsimile to 435–636–3657. Comments may be sent electronically to UT_Pr_Comments2@blm.gov (please reference Greens Hollow Coal Lease Tract EIS in the subject field). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Rigby, Project Manager, BLM Price Field Office, 125 South 600 West, Price, Utah 84501 or phone 435–636– 3604. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed Greens Hollow coal lease tract is located on the Manti-La Sal and Fishlake National Forests on the southern end of the Wasatch Plateau, Wasatch Plateau coal field, in the Wasatch Plateau Known Recoverable Coal Resource Area (KRCRA). The surface and coal resources are both federally owned. The Manti-La Sal and Fishlake National Forests administer the surface resources, while the BLM administers the subsurface coal resources. The Greens Hollow coal lease tract is located in the Muddy Creek and North Fork Quitchupah Creek drainages. The area is approximately 10.5 air miles west of the town of Emery, Utah or 5 miles north of the SUFCO mine portal in Convulsion Canyon. The final coal lease tract, as amended by the Tract Delineation Team, encompasses 6,334 acres of Federal coal estate. Most of the proposed lease is on the Manti-La Sal National Forest (approximately 6,253 acres), while a small part along the southern edge of the tract is on the Fishlake National Forest (approximately 81 acres). A map of the proposed lease tract is available at http://cq.blm.gov/ author/ut/en/fo/price/energy/Coal.html. Coal reserves in the Greens Hollow coal lease tract are estimated at 73 million minable tons of coal. Ark Land Company has applied to the BLM to lease the coal reserves to increase the production life of their existing SUFCO Mine complex. The tract lies immediately adjacent to and north and west of the existing SUFCO Mine. If Ark Land Company obtains the tract, it would be mined by long-wall methods through underground workings in their existing permit area. Existing portal facilities in the SUFCO mine complex would be used. New surface facilities would include two new vent shafts, a power line to one of the shafts, and exploratory drill holes. The analysis of E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[NV-060-5110-GN-CF20; NVN-067930: 8-08807; TAS: 14X5017]


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Phoenix Copper Leach Project, Lander County, NV

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 40 CFR 1500-1508, and 43 CFR 3809, the 
Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Battle Mountain Field Office will 
prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the 
Phoenix Copper Leach Project located in Lander County, Nevada. The 
proposal includes expansion of the existing project boundary, 
construction and operation of a copper beneficiation facility, and 
development of new leaching facilities at the Phoenix Mine. This notice 
initiates the public scoping process and announces a public meeting.

DATES: Written comments on the scope of the SEIS will be accepted until 
March 13, 2008. A scoping meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 
27, 2008 at the Battle Mountain Field Office from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be mailed to the BLM Battle Mountain 
Field Office, ATTN: Jon Sherve, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV 
89820; faxed to ATTN: Jon Sherve at (775) 635-4034; or e-mailed to: 
phoenix_copper_SEIS@blm.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Christopher Worthington (775) 635-4144 or e-
mail christopher_worthington@nv.blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Newmont Mining Corporation (Newmont) has 
submitted an amended Plan of Operations (NVN-067930) to the BLM for the 
proposed mining project. A third-party contractor will prepare the SEIS 
under the direction of the BLM pursuant to Council on Environmental 
Quality regulations 1502.14(a) and 1502.14(d). In addition to the 
proposed action, the BLM will explore and objectively evaluate all 
reasonable alternatives, including the alternative of no action.
    The proposed project area is located approximately 12 miles 
southwest of Battle Mountain, Nevada.

Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada

    T. 30 and 31 N., R. 43 E.

    The Phoenix Mine is located in the Copper Canyon portion of the 
Battle Mountain Mining District in Lander County, Nevada. The current 
project area includes approximately 7,139 acres; 2,865 acres of public 
land and 4,275 acres privately owned by Newmont. Most of the facilities 
associated with this proposal will be located on lands previously 
approved for surface disturbance. This proposed plan would increase the 
project surface disturbance by approximately 910 acres (185 acres of 
public land and 725 acres of private land), and includes construction 
and operation of a new solvent extraction-electrowinning (SX-EW) 
facility, development of two copper leach facilities, construction of 
four new process ponds, development of a new clay borrow area, 
designation of an optional use area that would be used either as a 
waste rock facility, a tailings facility, copper or gold leach 
facility, and/or growth media borrow area, and

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construction of a new 120-kV power line. Construction and operation of 
the project is projected to begin in 2008. Active mining for the 
Phoenix Copper leach project will last about 15 years and will not 
increase the current life-of-mine for the Phoenix Mine.
    An interdisciplinary approach will be used to develop the SEIS, in 
order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns 
identified. Potential significant direct, indirect, residual, and 
cumulative impacts from the proposed action will be analyzed in the 
SEIS. Federal, state, and local agencies, as well as individuals or 
organizations that may be interested in or affected by the BLM's 
decision on this plan are invited to participate in the scoping 
process. Federal, state, and local agencies may request or be requested 
by the BLM to participate as a cooperating agency.
    The plan will be presented to the public during a scoping meeting 
to be held Wednesday, February 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Battle 
Mountain Field Office. The plan will be available for public review at 
Battle Mountain Field Office. The BLM invites public comment on the 
scope of the analysis, including issues to consider and alternatives to 
the proposed action. The purpose of the public scoping process is to 
determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the 
environmental analysis and SEIS alternatives. BLM personnel will be 
present at the scoping meeting to explain the environmental review 
process, the mining regulations, and other requirements for processing 
the proposed plan amendment and the associated SEIS. Representatives of 
Newmont will be available to describe the proposal.
    You may submit comments on issues in writing to the BLM at the 
public scoping meeting or you may submit them to the BLM using one of 
the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. Comments received 
and a list of attendees at the scoping meeting will be available for 
public inspection.
    Comments and documents pertinent to this proposal, including names 
and addresses of respondents, may be viewed at the Battle Mountain 
Field Office during regular business hours (7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except holidays).
    Comments may be published as part of the 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 from public review your personal identifying information, 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.

(Authority: 43 CFR part 3809)

    Dated: January 29, 2008.
Gerald M. Smith,
Field Manager, Battle Mountain Field Office.
 [FR Doc. E8-2539 Filed 2-11-08; 8:45 am]
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