Notice of Availability, Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment, 43255-43256 [E8-16936]

Download as PDF ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 143 / Thursday, July 24, 2008 / Notices respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: You must send comments on or before September 22, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the IC to Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 222–ARLSQ, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail), or hope_grey@fws.gov (e-mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this IC, contact Hope Grey by mail or email (see ADDRESSES) or by telephone at (703) 358–2482. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. 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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. 43255 AGENCY: natural resource trustee, announces the release for public review of the Draft Natural Resource Damage Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (RP/EA) for the Cherokee County Superfund Site, Cherokee County, Kansas. The Draft RP/EA presents the Service’s overall approach and preferred restoration alternatives that compensate for impacts to natural resources caused by the release of hazardous substances from former mining activities in Cherokee County, Kansas. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 25, 2008. ADDRESSES: Copies of the RP/EA are available for review during office hours at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kansas Ecological Services Field Office, 2609 Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502, and online at http:// mountain-prairie.fws.gov/nrda/ CherokeeCounty.htm. Requests for copies of the RP/EA may be made to the same address. Copies also will be available at the Columbus, Baxter Springs, and Galena libraries in Cherokee County. Interested members of the public are invited to review and comment on the RP/EA. Written comments will be considered and addressed in the final RP/EA at the conclusion of the 30-day public comment period. Written comments or materials regarding the RP/EA should be sent to the Kansas Ecological Services Field Office at the address given above. Public Comment Availability: 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gibran Suleiman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kansas Ecological Services Field Office, 2609 Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502. Interested parties also may call 785–539–3474 ext. 114, or e-mail Gibran_Suleiman@fws.gov for further information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), on behalf of the Department of the Interior (DOI), as the Background The DOI, acting as natural resource Trustee, reached two different natural resource damages settlements with Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc. (EaglePicher) in 1991 and LTV Corporation (LTV) in 1986 for natural resource Dated: June 26, 2008 Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. FR Doc. E8–16900 Filed 7–23–08; 8:45 am Billing Code 4310–55–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–ES–2008–N0125, 64411–9821– 0031–W3] Notice of Availability, Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability, Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 43256 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 143 / Thursday, July 24, 2008 / Notices injuries associated with the discharge of hazardous substances at various locations at former mining sites within the Cherokee County Superfund Site, Cherokee County, Kansas. The discharge of hazardous substances injured Service trust resources (migratory birds and threatened and endangered species). The natural resource damages settlement funds compensate for injuries at former lead and zinc mines within the Cherokee County Superfund site and must be used to restore, rehabilitate, replace, and/or to acquire equivalent natural resources at various locations within Cherokee County, Kansas, and in certain cases, in surrounding counties (e.g., Crawford, Montgomery, and Labette Counties). The RP/EA describes several habitat restoration alternatives. The preferred alternatives consist of, but are not limited to, preservation of high quality prairies and riparian areas, stream sediments dredging, and in some cases, restoration of prairies that have been compromised in some fashion, primarily in Cherokee County. These actions will compensate for injuries to natural resources, including migratory birds, and migratory bird habitat and Threatened and Endangered Species, and are outlined and described in full in the EA/RP. Author The primary author of this notice is Gibran Suleiman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kansas Ecological Services Field Office, 2609 Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502. Authority: The authority for this action is the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1251, et seq.), and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 as amended, commonly known as Superfund (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.), the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Regulations found at 43 CFR, part 11, and the National Environmental Policy Act. It is intended to describe and evaluate the Trustee’s proposal to restore natural resources injured by the release of hazardous materials at the Cherokee County Superfund Site. ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES Dated: May 15, 2008. Gary G. Mowad, Acting Regional Director, Denver, Colorado. [FR Doc. E8–16936 Filed 7–23–08; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NM–910–08–0777–XX] Notice of Public Meeting, New Mexico Resource Advisory Council Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below. DATES: The meeting dates are August 20–21, 2008, at the Marriott Courtyard, 5151 Journal Center Boulevard, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The public comment period is scheduled for Wednesday, August 20, 2008, from 6–7 p.m. at the Marriott Courtyard. On Thursday, August 21, 2008, the meeting is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public may present written comments to the RAC. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to comment and time available, oral comments may be limited. The 15member RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in New Mexico. All meetings are open to the public. At this meeting, topics include issues on renewable and nonrenewable resources. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theresa Herrera, New Mexico State Office, Office of External Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 27115, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502–0115, 505–438–7517. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: July 18, 2008. Linda S.C. Rundell, State Director. [FR Doc. E8–16941 Filed 7–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–922–08–1310–FI; COC66597] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:14 Jul 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease. ACTION: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2–3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC66597 from the following companies: (1) Cleary Petroleum Corp., (2) GSE LTD, (3) Peacock Comm. Properties, LTD, and (4) Joe R. Peacock, Sr., for lands in Montrose County, Colorado. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, Milada Krasilinec, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at 303– 239–3767. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessees have met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate lease COC66597 effective March 1, 2008, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. Dated: July 16, 2008. Milada Krasilinec, Land Law Examiner. [FR Doc. E8–16723 Filed 7–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–923–1430–ET; COC 0125423] Public Land Order No. 7714; Modification of Public Land Order No. 3982; Colorado Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public Land Order. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This order modifies Public Land Order No. 3982, which withdrew public land for protection of recreation values and road relocation purposes, to allow for disposal of a 0.76 acre parcel. This order opens the land to sale only. E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 143 (Thursday, July 24, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43255-43256]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-16936]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R6-ES-2008-N0125, 64411-9821-0031-W3]


Notice of Availability, Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental 
Assessment

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability, Draft Restoration Plan and 
Environmental Assessment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), on behalf of the 
Department of the Interior (DOI), as the natural resource trustee, 
announces the release for public review of the Draft Natural Resource 
Damage Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (RP/EA) for the 
Cherokee County Superfund Site, Cherokee County, Kansas. The Draft RP/
EA presents the Service's overall approach and preferred restoration 
alternatives that compensate for impacts to natural resources caused by 
the release of hazardous substances from former mining activities in 
Cherokee County, Kansas.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 25, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the RP/EA are available for review during office 
hours at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kansas Ecological Services 
Field Office, 2609 Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502, and online 
at http://mountain-prairie.fws.gov/nrda/CherokeeCounty.htm. Requests 
for copies of the RP/EA may be made to the same address. Copies also 
will be available at the Columbus, Baxter Springs, and Galena libraries 
in Cherokee County. Interested members of the public are invited to 
review and comment on the RP/EA. Written comments will be considered 
and addressed in the final RP/EA at the conclusion of the 30-day public 
comment period. Written comments or materials regarding the RP/EA 
should be sent to the Kansas Ecological Services Field Office at the 
address given above.
    Public Comment Availability: 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gibran Suleiman, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Kansas Ecological Services Field Office, 2609 
Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502. Interested parties also may 
call 785-539-3474 ext. 114, or e-mail Gibran_Suleiman@fws.gov for 
further information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The DOI, acting as natural resource Trustee, reached two different 
natural resource damages settlements with Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc. 
(Eagle-Picher) in 1991 and LTV Corporation (LTV) in 1986 for natural 
resource

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injuries associated with the discharge of hazardous substances at 
various locations at former mining sites within the Cherokee County 
Superfund Site, Cherokee County, Kansas. The discharge of hazardous 
substances injured Service trust resources (migratory birds and 
threatened and endangered species). The natural resource damages 
settlement funds compensate for injuries at former lead and zinc mines 
within the Cherokee County Superfund site and must be used to restore, 
rehabilitate, replace, and/or to acquire equivalent natural resources 
at various locations within Cherokee County, Kansas, and in certain 
cases, in surrounding counties (e.g., Crawford, Montgomery, and Labette 
Counties).
    The RP/EA describes several habitat restoration alternatives. The 
preferred alternatives consist of, but are not limited to, preservation 
of high quality prairies and riparian areas, stream sediments dredging, 
and in some cases, restoration of prairies that have been compromised 
in some fashion, primarily in Cherokee County. These actions will 
compensate for injuries to natural resources, including migratory 
birds, and migratory bird habitat and Threatened and Endangered 
Species, and are outlined and described in full in the EA/RP.

Author

    The primary author of this notice is Gibran Suleiman, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Kansas Ecological Services Field Office, 2609 
Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

    Authority: The authority for this action is the Clean Water Act 
(33 U.S.C. 1251, et seq.), and the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 as amended, 
commonly known as Superfund (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.), the Natural 
Resource Damage Assessment Regulations found at 43 CFR, part 11, and 
the National Environmental Policy Act. It is intended to describe 
and evaluate the Trustee's proposal to restore natural resources 
injured by the release of hazardous materials at the Cherokee County 
Superfund Site.

    Dated: May 15, 2008.
Gary G. Mowad,
Acting Regional Director, Denver, Colorado.
 [FR Doc. E8-16936 Filed 7-23-08; 8:45 am]
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