Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Northeast National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) Supplemental Integrated Activity Plan (IAP), 43258 [E8-16978]

Download as PDF 43258 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 143 / Thursday, July 24, 2008 / Notices Dated: July 8, 2008. Beth Ransel, Acting Assistant Field Manager, Division of Lands, Las Vegas, Nevada. [FR Doc. E8–16997 Filed 7–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AK–930–08–1310–DR–NESP] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Northeast National Petroleum Reserve—Alaska (NPR–A) Supplemental Integrated Activity Plan (IAP) leasing after ten years. The ROD provides for protection of surface values in lands available for leasing through a range of protective measures, such as restrictions on where permanent oil and gas facilities may be located, seasonal restrictions on certain activities, and restrictions on how activities may be conducted to minimize impacts. Most changes between the Final Supplemental IAP/EIS and the ROD reflect adoption of potential mitigation measures to provide additional protection for air quality, fish, birds, and public health. Thomas P. Lonnie, State Director. [FR Doc. E8–16978 Filed 7–23–08; 8:45 am] Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of Record of Decision (ROD). BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P The BLM announces the availability of the ROD for the Northeast NPR–A planning area, located within the NPR–A in northern Alaska. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Northeast NPR–A Supplemental IAP ROD are available upon request from Jim Ducker, Alaska State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 222 W. 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99513, or via the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/ak. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Ducker, Environmental Program Analyst, Alaska State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 222 W. 7th Avenue, Suite #13, Anchorage, AK 99513, (907) 271–3130. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Northeast NPR–A Supplemental IAP ROD completes a planning effort initiated in 2003 to amend the Northeast NPR–A IAP of 1998. The BLM completed the Northeast NPR–A Amended IAP/EIS in 2005 and issued a ROD based on the IAP/EIS in January 2006. In September 2006, the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska found the Amended IAP/EIS’s analysis inadequate and vacated the ROD for the Amended IAP/EIS. The BLM initiated the Supplemental IAP/EIS to address the inadequacies of the Amended IAP/ EIS. The BLM issued a Draft Supplemental IAP/EIS for the planning area in August 2007 and a Final Supplemental IAP/EIS in May 2008. The plan adopted in the Supplemental IAP ROD is essentially the same as Alternative D, the Preferred Alternative, in the Final Supplemental IAP/EIS. The ROD makes approximately 4 million acres available for oil and gas leasing immediately and approximately 430,000 additional acres available for National Park Service AGENCY: ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:14 Jul 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Avalanche Hazard Reduction by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in Glacier National Park and Flathead National Forest, Montana Final Environmental Impact Statement, Glacier National Park, MT other avalanche hazard reduction methods including train delays have been employed. 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, in the office of the Superintendent, Glacier National Park Headquarters, West Glacier, Montana 59936, 406–888–7901. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Riddle, Glacier National Park, West Glacier, MT 59936, 406–888–7898, mary_riddle@nps.gov. Dated: July 1, 2008. Michael D. Snyder, Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. E8–16894 Filed 7–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–94–M DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AGENCY: Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree SUMMARY: Pursuant to the 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 Avalanche Hazard Reduction by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in Glacier National Park and Flathead National Forest, Montana. Four alternatives were analyzed: (A) No Action, (B-Preferred) No Explosive Use Permitted except under emergency extenuating circumstances, (C) Explosive Use Permitted for up to 10 Years, provided that BNSF agrees to construct snowsheds, and (D) Permanent ongoing explosive use in the park for up to 3 snow events each year, under a special use permit. The preferred alternative would permit BNSF to install weather forecasting equipment in the park for more accurate forecasting. It would permit BNSF to install new avalanche detection technology along the southern boundary of the park to detect avalanche activity. The alternative also provides for the emergency use of explosives when all In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Richmond American Homes of Maryland, Inc., Civ. No. 2:08– CV–01654, was lodged with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California on July 18, 2008. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the United States against Richmond American Homes of Maryland, Inc., pursuant to Sections 301(a) and 404 of the Clean Water Act (‘‘CWA’’), 33 U.S.C. 1311(a), 1344, to obtain injunctive relief from and impose civil penalties against the Defendant for violating the Clean Water Act by discharging pollutants without a permit into waters of the United States. The proposed Consent Decree resolves these allegations by requiring the Defendant to pay a civil penalty and a fee in lieu of direct mitigation for its impacts to waters of the United States. The Department of Justice will accept written comments relating to this proposed Consent Decree for thirty (30) days from the date of publication of this Notice. Please address comments to Sylvia Quast, Assistant United States Attorney, 501 I Street, Suite 10–100, Sacramento, California 95814 and refer to United States v. Richmond American Homes of Maryland, Inc., DJ # 90–5–1– 1–18307. National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Avalanche Hazard Reduction by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in Glacier National Park and Flathead National Forest, Montana. PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 143 (Thursday, July 24, 2008)]
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[FR Doc No: E8-16978]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[AK-930-08-1310-DR-NESP]


Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the 
Northeast National Petroleum Reserve--Alaska (NPR-A) Supplemental 
Integrated Activity Plan (IAP)

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of Record of Decision (ROD).

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SUMMARY: The BLM announces the availability of the ROD for the 
Northeast NPR-A planning area, located within the NPR-A in northern 
Alaska.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Northeast NPR-A Supplemental IAP ROD are 
available upon request from Jim Ducker, Alaska State Office, Bureau of 
Land Management, 222 W. 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99513, or via the 
Internet at http://www.blm.gov/ak.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Ducker, Environmental Program 
Analyst, Alaska State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 222 W. 7th 
Avenue, Suite 13, Anchorage, AK 99513, (907) 271-3130.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Northeast NPR-A Supplemental IAP ROD 
completes a planning effort initiated in 2003 to amend the Northeast 
NPR-A IAP of 1998. The BLM completed the Northeast NPR-A Amended IAP/
EIS in 2005 and issued a ROD based on the IAP/EIS in January 2006. In 
September 2006, the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska 
found the Amended IAP/EIS's analysis inadequate and vacated the ROD for 
the Amended IAP/EIS. The BLM initiated the Supplemental IAP/EIS to 
address the inadequacies of the Amended IAP/EIS. The BLM issued a Draft 
Supplemental IAP/EIS for the planning area in August 2007 and a Final 
Supplemental IAP/EIS in May 2008.
    The plan adopted in the Supplemental IAP ROD is essentially the 
same as Alternative D, the Preferred Alternative, in the Final 
Supplemental IAP/EIS. The ROD makes approximately 4 million acres 
available for oil and gas leasing immediately and approximately 430,000 
additional acres available for leasing after ten years. The ROD 
provides for protection of surface values in lands available for 
leasing through a range of protective measures, such as restrictions on 
where permanent oil and gas facilities may be located, seasonal 
restrictions on certain activities, and restrictions on how activities 
may be conducted to minimize impacts. Most changes between the Final 
Supplemental IAP/EIS and the ROD reflect adoption of potential 
mitigation measures to provide additional protection for air quality, 
fish, birds, and public health.

Thomas P. Lonnie,
State Director.
[FR Doc. E8-16978 Filed 7-23-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-JA-P