Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Truckhaven Geothermal Leasing Area Final Environmental Impact Statement, California, 45050 [E8-17556]

Download as PDF 45050 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 149 / Friday, August 1, 2008 / Notices ¯ ¯ issued to Mendas Cha-Ag Native Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Healy Lake, Alaska, and are located in: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Copper River Meridian, Alaska Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Truckhaven Geothermal Leasing Area Final Environmental Impact Statement, California T. 26 N., R. 5 E., Secs. 21 and 22; Secs. 27, 28, and 29; Secs. 32 and 33. Containing 4,325.95 acres. Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Record of Decision. T. 12 S., R. 15 E., Secs. 13 and 24. Containing 819.88 acres. T. 11 S., R. 16 E., Sec. 12. Containing 640 acres. Aggregating 5,785.83 acres. The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Doyon, Limited, when the surface estate is conveyed to ¯ ¯ Mendas Cha-Ag Native Corporation. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until September 2, 2008 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR Part 4, Subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. DATES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. ADDRESSES: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Barbara Opp Waldal, Land Law Examiner, Land Transfer Adjudication I. [FR Doc. E8–17611 Filed 7–31–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P 19:39 Jul 31, 2008 [Cost Code: 1220 AL] AGENCY: Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska VerDate Aug<31>2005 Bureau of Land Management Jkt 214001 SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) management policies, the BLM announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Truckhaven Geothermal Leasing Area, Imperial County, managed by the El Centro Field Office. The El Centro Field Manager has signed the ROD, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM. DATES: The appeal period will end 30 days after publication of this notice in accordance with 43 CFR 4.411(a). ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD are available upon request from the Field Manager, El Centro Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 1661 S. 4th Street, El Centro, CA 92243 or via the Internet at http://www.ca.blm.gov/elcentro. Copies of the ROD are available for public inspection at the following locations: • Bureau of Land Management, California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Suite W–1834, Sacramento, CA 95825. • Bureau of Land Management, El Centro Field Office, 1661 S. 4th Street, El Centro, CA 92243. • Bureau of Land Management, California Desert District, 22835 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Dalton, Truckhaven Geothermal Leasing Area EIS Project Manager, at (951) 691– 5200, Bureau of Land Management, 22835 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553; john_dalton@ca.blm.gov. The Truckhaven Geothermal Leasing Area encompasses approximately 14,731 acres of Federal minerals in western Imperial County, California, north of State Route 78 and generally west and south of County Highway S–22. The area is part of the California Desert SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Conservation Area. The main issues addressed in the Final EIS were geothermal resource leasing, recreation, and special status species. Three alternatives were analyzed in the Final EIS: (1) No action, which would not lease any geothermal resources; (2) leasing only lands with existing noncompetitive lease applications; and (3) the proposed action, which would offer all BLM managed lands within this area for lease, subject to certain stipulations and mitigation measures to be applied either at lease issuance or at the development stage. After careful consideration of all factors, including balancing the need for renewable energy, the need to protect biological, cultural and visual values, and the need to maintain areas for recreational opportunities associated with the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicle Recreation Area, the BLM has selected Alternative 3 as the preferred alternative. Some areas will be required by stipulation to unitize as appropriate in order to consolidate production facilities and, thereby, minimize surface impacts. Two power plants are anticipated to be constructed within the planning area, which would involve an initial disturbance of approximately 502 acres. Following construction, approximately 95 acres would be reclaimed, leaving approximately 405 acres disturbed by roads, well pads, pipelines, and the two plants. Various site-specific Conditions of Approval will be imposed at the development stage to protect other resources and uses. Comments on the Truckhaven Geothermal Leasing Area Draft EIS received from the public and via internal BLM review were incorporated into the Final EIS. These comments resulted in corrections, clarifying text, and the addition of new data used in the analysis of impacts. The Final EIS Truckhaven Geothermal Leasing Area addresses comprehensive, long-range decisions for the use and management of geothermal resources in the planning area and management of other resources and uses potentially affected by geothermal resource management decisions. The ROD for this project addresses only BLM’s decisions for public lands and resources administered by BLM. Sean E. Hagerty. Acting Deputy State Director, Division of Energy and Minerals, BLM—California State Office. [FR Doc. E8–17556 Filed 7–31–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 149 (Friday, August 1, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[Cost Code: 1220 AL]


Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Truckhaven 
Geothermal Leasing Area Final Environmental Impact Statement, 
California

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Record of Decision.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) and the Bureau 
of Land Management (BLM) management policies, the BLM announces the 
availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Truckhaven 
Geothermal Leasing Area, Imperial County, managed by the El Centro 
Field Office. The El Centro Field Manager has signed the ROD, which 
constitutes the final decision of the BLM.

DATES: The appeal period will end 30 days after publication of this 
notice in accordance with 43 CFR 4.411(a).

ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD are available upon request from the Field 
Manager, El Centro Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 1661 S. 4th 
Street, El Centro, CA 92243 or via the Internet at http://
www.ca.blm.gov/elcentro. Copies of the ROD are available for public 
inspection at the following locations:
     Bureau of Land Management, California State Office, 2800 
Cottage Way, Suite W-1834, Sacramento, CA 95825.
     Bureau of Land Management, El Centro Field Office, 1661 S. 
4th Street, El Centro, CA 92243.
     Bureau of Land Management, California Desert District, 
22835 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Dalton, Truckhaven Geothermal 
Leasing Area EIS Project Manager, at (951) 691-5200, Bureau of Land 
Management, 22835 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553; 
john_dalton@ca.blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Truckhaven Geothermal Leasing Area 
encompasses approximately 14,731 acres of Federal minerals in western 
Imperial County, California, north of State Route 78 and generally west 
and south of County Highway S-22. The area is part of the California 
Desert Conservation Area. The main issues addressed in the Final EIS 
were geothermal resource leasing, recreation, and special status 
species. Three alternatives were analyzed in the Final EIS: (1) No 
action, which would not lease any geothermal resources; (2) leasing 
only lands with existing noncompetitive lease applications; and (3) the 
proposed action, which would offer all BLM managed lands within this 
area for lease, subject to certain stipulations and mitigation measures 
to be applied either at lease issuance or at the development stage.
    After careful consideration of all factors, including balancing the 
need for renewable energy, the need to protect biological, cultural and 
visual values, and the need to maintain areas for recreational 
opportunities associated with the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicle 
Recreation Area, the BLM has selected Alternative 3 as the preferred 
alternative. Some areas will be required by stipulation to unitize as 
appropriate in order to consolidate production facilities and, thereby, 
minimize surface impacts. Two power plants are anticipated to be 
constructed within the planning area, which would involve an initial 
disturbance of approximately 502 acres. Following construction, 
approximately 95 acres would be reclaimed, leaving approximately 405 
acres disturbed by roads, well pads, pipelines, and the two plants. 
Various site-specific Conditions of Approval will be imposed at the 
development stage to protect other resources and uses.
    Comments on the Truckhaven Geothermal Leasing Area Draft EIS 
received from the public and via internal BLM review were incorporated 
into the Final EIS. These comments resulted in corrections, clarifying 
text, and the addition of new data used in the analysis of impacts. The 
Final EIS Truckhaven Geothermal Leasing Area addresses comprehensive, 
long-range decisions for the use and management of geothermal resources 
in the planning area and management of other resources and uses 
potentially affected by geothermal resource management decisions. The 
ROD for this project addresses only BLM's decisions for public lands 
and resources administered by BLM.

Sean E. Hagerty.
Acting Deputy State Director, Division of Energy and Minerals, BLM--
California State Office.
[FR Doc. E8-17556 Filed 7-31-08; 8:45 am]
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