Notice of Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, 43949-43950 [E8-17330]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 29, 2008 / Notices Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed coal bed natural gas (CBNG) development approximately 9 miles southeast of Riverton, Wyoming. The proposed development project is known as the Beaver Creek Coal Bed Natural Gas Development Project (Project), located in Fremont County, Wyoming. DATES: The BLM will announce public scoping meetings hosted in Lander and Riverton, Wyoming to identify relevant issues through local media, newsletters, individual mailings, and the BLM Web site at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/ NEPA/lfodocs/beavercreek_cbng.html at least 15 days prior to each meeting. We will provide additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of the Draft EIS, including a minimum 45-day public comment period. You may submit your issues and comments related to the Beaver Creek Coal Bed Natural Gas Development Project EIS by any of the following methods: • Web Site: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/ info/NEPA/lfodocs/ beavercreek_cbng.html. • E-mail: Curtis_Bryan@blm.gov. • Fax: 307–332–8444. • Mail: Lander Field Office, 1335 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Lander Field Office. ADDRESSES: For further information, contact Curtis Bryan, Telephone (307) 332–8400; Email: Curtis_Bryan@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides notice that the BLM Lander Field Office, Lander, Wyoming, intends to prepare an EIS on the potential impacts of a proposed natural gas field development, ancillary facilities, pipelines, and roads. The Beaver Creek Project area is located 9 miles southeast of the town of Riverton in Fremont County, Wyoming. The proposed Project is within the Beaver Creek Unit in Township 33 North, Range 96 West, in all or portions of Sections 1–4, 9–16, 21–23, and 28–29; Township 34, Range 96 West, in all or portions of Sections 20–28 and 33–36 (6th Principal Meridian). The Beaver Creek Project area encompasses approximately 16,515 acres. Approximately 82 percent of the Project area is public lands and Federal mineral estate administered by the BLM, with some interspersed State and private lands and other mineral estate. The Proponent, Devon Energy Production Co. LP (Devon) has submitted a proposal to drill up to 228 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:12 Jul 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 natural gas wells, of which 208 would produce CBNG and about 20 would produce conventional natural gas. The estimated drilling and completion period would occur over the course of 5 to 10 years and the life of the project is anticipated to be between 20 and 40 years. Devon proposes to drill the CBNG wells at a density of one well every 40 acres. The proposed CBNG wells are expected to be drilled vertically and would be completed in the Mesa Verde formation, while the proposed conventional gas wells would likely be completed in the Madison and Phosphoria formations. Because the target formations are located in different geologic formations, conventional gas wells may overlap with the CBNG well density. Facilities associated with the proposed project include access roads, pipelines, overhead power lines, central production facilities, four water disposal (re-injection) wells, two evaporation ponds, and equipment storage areas. The Beaver Creek Unit has experienced extensive gas development over the last 50 years, and the Proponent would utilize existing roads and facilities to the extent practical. During the short-term, while well pads are in construction, pad size is expected to be about 2.5 acres for each the CBNG wells and about 3 acres for conventional wells. This would result in an estimated total short-term well pad disturbance of about 565 acres. Following reclamation, an estimated 390 acres of surface from well pads would be left without vegetation and disturbance. Approximately 24 miles of new access roads would be constructed with most new roads developed as laterals off existing roads. Total disturbance associated with the construction of access roads is estimated to be approximately 117 acres. These roads would be open for the life of the project. In the short-term, construction and installation of approximately 66 miles of new pipelines and overhead powerlines would disturb approximately 550 acres, most of which would be reclaimed for the long-term. Produced water from the wells would be disposed of into four proposed water disposal (re-injection) wells and two proposed evaporation ponds. The injection wells would serve as the primary method of produced water disposal. No surface discharge of produced water is proposed. During the drilling phase of the proposed project, Devon estimates that the total short-term surface disturbance would be approximately 1,280 acres. After reclamation and for the life of the proposed project, Devon estimates that PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43949 the long-term surface disturbance would be about 550 acres. Major issues identified at this time include: Potential impacts to air quality; disposal of produced waste water; and the potential effects of development and production on surface resources including vegetation, cultural resources, and wildlife habitat. In addition to the proposed action and the no action alternatives, other alternatives may be developed. These may include: An alternative that considers less than 228 wells; an alternative that considers re-injection of some or all produced water; and an alternative that would eliminate the need for overhead power lines by requiring the proponent to bury all power lines. Martin G. Griffith, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. E8–17327 Filed 7–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [ID–300–1020–PH; DDG080004] Notice of Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below. DATES: The RAC will next meet in Dubois and Idaho Falls, Idaho on September 10–11, 2008 for a two day field tour. The group will meet at the new Dubois Fire Station, Clark Ave, Dubois, Idaho starting at 10 a.m. The second day the group will be meeting at the Idaho Falls BLM Office, 1405 Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho at 8 a.m. followed by a tour to the desert. Meeting topics include noxious weeds, power line corridors, Snake River Activity Operations Plan, Upper Snake RMP and fire. Other topics will be scheduled as appropriate. All meetings are open to the public. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of planning and management issues E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 43950 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 29, 2008 / Notices associated with public land management in the BLM Idaho Falls District (IFD), which covers eastern Idaho. All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the Council. Each formal Council meeting will also have time allocated for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation, tour transportation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM as provided below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Wilson, RAC Coordinator, Idaho Falls District, 1405 Hollipark Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83401. Telephone (208) 524– 7550. E-mail: Joanna_Wilson@blm.gov. Dated: July 23, 2008. Joanna Wilson, RAC Coordinator, Public Affairs Specialist. [FR Doc. E8–17330 Filed 7–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–922–08–1310–FI; COC70365] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of proposed reinstatement of terminated oil and gas lease. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: 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 COC70365 from Hunt Petroleum (AEC), Inc., for lands in Rio Blanco 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:12 Jul 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Section 31(d) and (e) of the MineralLands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate lease COC70365 effective July 1, 2008, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. Dated: July 23, 2008. Milada Krasilinec, Land Law Examiner. [FR Doc. E8–17317 Filed 7–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 332–350 and 332–351] Monitoring of U.S. Imports of Tomatoes; Monitoring of U.S. Imports of Peppers United States International Trade Commission ACTION: Notice of opportunity to submit information for 2008 monitoring reports. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to statute (see below), the Commission monitors U.S. imports of fresh or chilled tomatoes and fresh or chilled peppers, other than chili peppers, for the purpose of expediting an investigation under certain U.S. safeguard laws, should an appropriate petition be filed. As part of that monitoring, the Commission has instituted investigations under section 332 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332) for the purpose of compiling data on trade and the domestic industry. The Commission is in the process of preparing its reports for the period ending June 30, 2008, and is seeking input from interested members of the public. The Commission expects to make its reports available to the public in electronic form on the Commission’s Web site in November 2008. DATES: September 11, 2008: Deadline for filing written submissions and other information. November 21, 2008: Anticipated posting of Commission report. All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. The public ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://www.usitc.gov/ secretary/edis.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brendan Lynch (202–205–3313, brendan.lynch@usitc.gov) or Jonathan Coleman (202–205–3465, jonathan.coleman@usitc.gov), Agriculture and Fisheries Division, Office of Industries, for general information, or William Gearhart (202– 205–3091, william.gearhart@usitc.gov), Office of the General Counsel, for information on legal aspects. The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin (202–205–1819 or margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov), Office of External Relations. Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal at 202– 205–1810. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. Background: Section 316 of the North American Free-Trade Agreement Implementation Act (NAFTA Implementation Act) (19 U.S.C. 3881) requires that the Commission monitor U.S. imports of fresh or chilled tomatoes (HTS heading 0702.00) and fresh or chilled peppers, other than chili peppers (HTS subheading 0709.60.00), until January 1, 2009, for purposes of expediting an investigation concerning provisional relief under section 202 of the Trade Act of 1974 or section 302 of the NAFTA Implementation Act. Section 316 does not require that the Commission publish reports on this monitoring activity or otherwise make the information available to the public. However, the Commission maintains current data files on tomatoes and peppers in order to conduct an expedited investigation should a request be received. Following enactment of section 316, the Commission instituted investigation No. 332–350, Monitoring of U.S. Imports of Tomatoes (59 FR 1763), and investigation No. 332–351, Monitoring of U.S. Imports of Peppers (59 FR 1762). The Commission will continue to make its reports available to the public in electronic form (with the exception of any confidential business information (CBI)), and will maintain electronic copies of its reports on its Web site until one year after the monitoring requirement expires on January 1, 2009. The most recent Commission E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 146 (Tuesday, July 29, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43949-43950]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-17330]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[ID-300-1020-PH; DDG080004]


Notice of Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory 
Council Meeting

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
(FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho Falls 
District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.

DATES: The RAC will next meet in Dubois and Idaho Falls, Idaho on 
September 10-11, 2008 for a two day field tour. The group will meet at 
the new Dubois Fire Station, Clark Ave, Dubois, Idaho starting at 10 
a.m. The second day the group will be meeting at the Idaho Falls BLM 
Office, 1405 Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho at 8 a.m. followed by 
a tour to the desert. Meeting topics include noxious weeds, power line 
corridors, Snake River Activity Operations Plan, Upper Snake RMP and 
fire. Other topics will be scheduled as appropriate. All meetings are 
open to the public.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15-member Council advises the Secretary 
of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of 
planning and management issues

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associated with public land management in the BLM Idaho Falls District 
(IFD), which covers eastern Idaho.
    All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written 
comments to the Council. Each formal Council meeting will also have 
time allocated for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of 
persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual 
oral comments may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need 
special assistance, such as sign language interpretation, tour 
transportation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the 
BLM as provided below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Wilson, RAC Coordinator, Idaho 
Falls District, 1405 Hollipark Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83401. Telephone 
(208) 524-7550. E-mail: Joanna_Wilson@blm.gov.

    Dated: July 23, 2008.
Joanna Wilson,
RAC Coordinator, Public Affairs Specialist.
[FR Doc. E8-17330 Filed 7-28-08; 8:45 am]
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