Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Proposed Mountain View IV Wind Energy Project, 66252-66253 [E8-26476]

Download as PDF 66252 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 217 / Friday, November 7, 2008 / Notices Grand Forks ND Landholding Agency: GSA Property Number: 54200840002 Status: Surplus GSA Number: 7–D–ND–0500 Reasons: Contamination Tennessee Bldgs. 01, 02 Naval Surface Warfare Memphis TN 38118 Landholding Agency: Navy Property Number: 77200840007 Status: Underutilized Reasons: Secured Area [FR Doc. E8–26321 Filed 11–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P Unsuitable Properties Building Texas Bldgs. 04–024, 04–027, 04–029 Pantex Plant Amarillo TX Landholding Agency: Energy Property Number: 41200840003 Status: Unutilized Reasons: Secured Area, within 2000 ft. of flammable or explosive material Bldgs. 09–013, 09–125 Pantex Plant Amarillo TX Landholding Agency: Energy Property Number: 41200840004 Status: Unutilized Reasons: Secured Area, within 2000 ft. of flammable or explosive material 5 Bldgs. Pantex Plant Amarillo TX Landholding Agency: Energy Property Number: 41200840005 Status: Unutilized Directions: 09–095, 09–126, 09–132, 09– 132A, 09–134 Reasons: Secured Area, within 2000 ft. of flammable or explosive material DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA 660–07–5101–ER] Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Proposed Mountain View IV Wind Energy Project Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Unsuitable Properties Building Texas Bldg. 11–027 Pantex Plant Amarillo TX Landholding Agency: Energy Property Number: 41200840006 Status: Unutilized Reasons: Within 2000 ft. of flammable or explosive material, Secured Area 4 Bldgs. Pantex Plant Amarillo TX Landholding Agency: Energy Property Number: 41200840007 Status: Unutilized Directions: 12–R–009B, 12–0245, 12–041SS, 12–075A Reasons: Within 2000 ft. of flammable or explosive material, Secured Area Virginia Bldg. 3186 Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek Co: Norfolk VA Landholding Agency: Navy Property Number: 77200840006 Status: Unutilized Reasons: Secured Area Unsuitable Properties Land North Dakota 11 Missile Launch Facilities VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 Nov 06, 2008 Jkt 217001 SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), with the City of Palm Springs, has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the proposed Mountain View IV Wind Energy Project and by this notice is announcing the availability of the document. The BLM is the lead Federal agency for the preparation of this EIS and the City of Palm Springs is the lead State of California agency for the preparation of this EIR. DATES: The document will be available for 30 days following publication of a Notice of Availability (NOA) of this document, in the Federal Register, by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The BLM will not issue a final decision on the proposal for a minimum of 30 days following publication of EPA’s NOA. ADDRESSES: A copy of the Final EIS/EIR for the Proposed Mountain View IV Wind Energy Project is available for review at the BLM Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, 690 W. Garnet Avenue, North Palm Springs, California, during regular business hours of 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays, and at the Palm Springs Public Library located at 300 South Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262. Copies are also available via the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/ca/ palmsprings. Electronic (on CD–ROM) or paper copies may also be obtained by contacting the BLM at the aforementioned address. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 For further information contact Greg Hill, Bureau of Land Management, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, (760) 251–4840, or by e-mail at Greg_Hill@ca.blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Mountain View Power Partners IV, LLC has applied for a right-of-way on public lands and a conditional use permit on private lands to construct a wind energy generating facility in the Coachella Valley, in Riverside County. The project site is west of Indian Avenue and is within the corporate boundary of the City of Palm Springs and within the planning area for the draft Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan. Operations are expected to last approximately 30 years. The proposed project would install a total of approximately 42 to 50 wind turbines on public and private lands, with a total generating capacity of approximately 49 megawatts. Related structures would include access roads, a 34.5–kV powerline and an electrical substation. If approved, the wind energy generating facility on public lands would be authorized in accordance with Title V of FLPMA and the Federal regulations at 43 CFR part 2800. The proposed project would take approximately 7 months to construct. A Notice of Intent To Prepare an EIS/EIR was published in the Federal Register on June 5, 2006, and invited comments on issues which may have been relevant to preparation of the document. A public scoping meeting was held on June 27, 2006 in the City of Palm Springs. The Draft EIS/EIR was released for public review, with a 45-day comment period, on February 23, 2007. Following release of the Draft EIS/EIR, a public meeting was held to solicit additional comments on the document. Two comment letters were submitted on the Draft EIS/EIR. No comments contained in these letters resulted in substantive changes being made to the Draft EIS/EIR in preparing the Final EIS/ EIR. The BLM will consider any comments submitted during this period to determine whether they identify significant new circumstances or information relevant to environmental concerns bearing upon the proposed action. The BLM will prepare a Record of Decision (ROD) for the proposed project after the 30-day period following publication of the NOA. 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 66253 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 217 / Friday, November 7, 2008 / Notices 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. John Kalish, Field Manager, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office. [FR Doc. E8–26476 Filed 11–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLOR 930.0000.L6350.0000.DQ0000; HAG– 09–0022] Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Revision of the Resource Management Plans of the Western Oregon Bureau of Land Management Districts of Salem, Eugene, Roseburg, Coos Bay, and Medford, and the Klamath Falls Resource Area of the Lakeview District; Amendment Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Amended Notice. ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This is an amended notice for Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) No. 20080416, Final EIS, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Oregon (OR), Western Oregon BLM Districts of Salem, Eugene, Roseburg, Coos Bay, and Medford Districts, and the Klamath Falls Resource Area of the Lakeview District, Revision of the Resource Management Plans (RMP), Implementation, OR, which originally published in the Federal Register on October 17, 2008 [73 FR 61905]. This amended notice reflects a decision by the BLM to offer a protest period on the proposed revision of the Western Oregon RMPs. Any person who participated in the planning process and has an interest which is or may be adversely affected by the approval of the proposed RMPs may protest such approval. A protest period is not a comment period. A valid protest addresses only those issues which were submitted for the record during the planning process and contains a concise statement explaining why the decision to adopt the proposed plan would violate an applicable statute, regulation or BLM policy. DATES: The protest shall be filed (postmarked or delivered) by December 8, 2008. E-mailed and faxed protests will not be accepted as valid protests VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 Nov 06, 2008 Jkt 217001 unless the protesting party also provides the original letter by either regular mail (USPS) or overnight delivery service postmarked by the close of the protest period. Under these conditions, the BLM will consider the e-mailed or faxed protest as an advance copy and will afford it full consideration. If you wish to provide the BLM with such advance notification, please direct faxed protests to the attention of Brenda HudgensWilliams—BLM protest coordinator at 202–208–5010, and e-mailed protests to: Brenda_Hudgens-Williams@blm.gov. ADDRESSES: You may send your protest to one of the following addresses: • USPS Delivery Service: Director (210), Attention: Brenda HudgensWilliams—Western Oregon Plans Revisions, P.O. Box 66538, Washington, DC 20035 • Overnight Delivery Service (not USPS): Director (210), Attention: Brenda Hudgens-Williams—Western Oregon Plans Revisions, 1620 L Street NW., Suite 1075, Washington, DC 20036 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The protest shall be in writing and shall be filed with the Director. The protest shall contain: • The name, mailing address, telephone number and interest of the person filing the protest; • A statement of the issue or issues being protested; • A statement of the part or parts of the plan or amendment being protested; • A copy of all documents addressing the issue or issues that were submitted during the planning process by the protesting party or an indication of the date the issue or issues were discussed or provided for the record; and • A concise statement explaining why the decision to adopt the proposed plan would violate an applicable statute, regulation or BLM policy. Concerns that have not been raised previously in the planning process, concerns that are not germane to the planning process, and/or statements that merely reflect disagreement, express opinions, or make demands or allegations without the support of a concise statement on why a decision to adopt the proposed plan is in error will not be further analyzed and will be considered invalid protests. • The Director shall promptly render a decision on all valid protests and will send his written decision to the protesting party by certified mail, return receipt requested. • The decision of the Director shall be the final decision of the Department of the Interior. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Jerry Hubbard, Public Affairs Specialist, PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office, 333 S.W. 3rd Ave., Portland, Oregon 97208, Telephone (503) 808–6115. Dated: November 3, 2008. Edward W. Shepard, State Director, Oregon/Washington. [FR Doc. E8–26672 Filed 11–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [MT–020–1310–DT 050E] Notice of Availability of the Final Supplement to the Montana Statewide Oil and Gas Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Amendment of the Powder River and Billings Resource Management Plans (RMPs) Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: By Order of the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, dated April 5, 2005, and pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Final Supplement to the Montana Statewide Oil and Gas Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Amendment (Proposed SEIS/ Amendment) of the Powder River and Billings Resource Management Plans (RMPs). Copies of the Proposed SEIS/Amendment have been sent to affected federal, state, and local government agencies; to tribal governments; and to interested parties. Copies of the Proposed SEIS/ Amendment are available for public inspection at the BLM Miles City Field Office, 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, Montana; and at the BLM Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana. You may also view the Proposed SEIS/Amendment on the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/eis/mt/ milescity_seis/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Bloom, Project Manager, by telephone at (406) 233–2852; by mail at 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, MT 59301; or by e-mail at Mary_Bloom@blm.gov. ADDRESSES: The Powder River and Billings RMP areas comprise approximately 1.5 million acres of BLM-managed surface and 5 million acres of BLM-managed mineral SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[CA 660-07-5101-ER]


Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement/
Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Proposed Mountain View IV 
Wind Energy Project

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of 
Land Management (BLM), with the City of Palm Springs, has prepared a 
Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/
EIR) for the proposed Mountain View IV Wind Energy Project and by this 
notice is announcing the availability of the document. The BLM is the 
lead Federal agency for the preparation of this EIS and the City of 
Palm Springs is the lead State of California agency for the preparation 
of this EIR.

DATES: The document will be available for 30 days following publication 
of a Notice of Availability (NOA) of this document, in the Federal 
Register, by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The BLM will 
not issue a final decision on the proposal for a minimum of 30 days 
following publication of EPA's NOA.

ADDRESSES: A copy of the Final EIS/EIR for the Proposed Mountain View 
IV Wind Energy Project is available for review at the BLM Palm Springs-
South Coast Field Office, 690 W. Garnet Avenue, North Palm Springs, 
California, during regular business hours of 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except holidays, and at the Palm Springs Public 
Library located at 300 South Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262. 
Copies are also available via the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/ca/
palmsprings. Electronic (on CD-ROM) or paper copies may also be 
obtained by contacting the BLM at the aforementioned address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact Greg 
Hill, Bureau of Land Management, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, 
(760) 251-4840, or by e-mail at Greg_Hill@ca.blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Mountain View Power Partners IV, LLC has 
applied for a right-of-way on public lands and a conditional use permit 
on private lands to construct a wind energy generating facility in the 
Coachella Valley, in Riverside County. The project site is west of 
Indian Avenue and is within the corporate boundary of the City of Palm 
Springs and within the planning area for the draft Coachella Valley 
Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan. Operations are expected to 
last approximately 30 years. The proposed project would install a total 
of approximately 42 to 50 wind turbines on public and private lands, 
with a total generating capacity of approximately 49 megawatts. Related 
structures would include access roads, a 34.5-kV powerline and an 
electrical substation. If approved, the wind energy generating facility 
on public lands would be authorized in accordance with Title V of FLPMA 
and the Federal regulations at 43 CFR part 2800. The proposed project 
would take approximately 7 months to construct. A Notice of Intent To 
Prepare an EIS/EIR was published in the Federal Register on June 5, 
2006, and invited comments on issues which may have been relevant to 
preparation of the document. A public scoping meeting was held on June 
27, 2006 in the City of Palm Springs. The Draft EIS/EIR was released 
for public review, with a 45-day comment period, on February 23, 2007. 
Following release of the Draft EIS/EIR, a public meeting was held to 
solicit additional comments on the document. Two comment letters were 
submitted on the Draft EIS/EIR. No comments contained in these letters 
resulted in substantive changes being made to the Draft EIS/EIR in 
preparing the Final EIS/EIR.
    The BLM will consider any comments submitted during this period to 
determine whether they identify significant new circumstances or 
information relevant to environmental concerns bearing upon the 
proposed action. The BLM will prepare a Record of Decision (ROD) for 
the proposed project after the 30-day period following publication of 
the NOA. 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

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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.

John Kalish,
Field Manager, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office.
[FR Doc. E8-26476 Filed 11-6-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-40-P