Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Bald Mountain Mine North Operations Area Project in White Pine County, Nevada, 77831 [E8-30079]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 245 / Friday, December 19, 2008 / Notices Dated: November 28, 2008. Lisa J. Lierheimer, Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. E8–30148 Filed 12–18–08; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: • E-mail: lynn_bjorklund@nv.blm.gov • Fax: 775–189–1910 • Mail: Bureau of Land Management, Ely District, Attention: Lynn Bjorklund, HC33 Box 33500, Ely, Nevada, 89301 Bureau of Land Management FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4310–55–P [NV–040–07–5110–CF05; N–82888; 8–08807; TAS: 14X5017] Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Bald Mountain Mine North Operations Area Project in White Pine County, Nevada AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. In accordance with section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and 43 CFR 3809, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Nevada has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed expansion of the existing Plans of Operation for Barrick Gold U.S. Inc.’s Bald Mountain Mine and Mooney Basin Mine located in White Pine County, Nevada. The two existing mines would be combined into one new expanded operation which would be called the North Operations Area. The Draft EIS analyzes the environmental effects of the Proposed Action, two action alternatives, and the No Action Alternative. DATES: Comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted for 45 days after the date this Notice of Availability (NOA) is published in the Federal Register. BLM will host public meetings in Ely, Elko, and Eureka, Nevada, to provide the public with an opportunity to review the proposal and project information. Federal, state, and local agencies, and other individuals or organizations that may be interested in, or affected by, the BLM’s decision on this proposed Plan of Operation are invited to participate in these public meetings. The BLM will notify the public of the meeting dates, times, and locations at least 15 days prior to the meetings. Announcements of the public meeting will be made by news release to the media, individual letter mailings, and posting on the BLM Web site: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/ fo/ely_field_office.html. Comments received on the Draft EIS will be considered in preparing the Final EIS. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Ely District Office. SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:29 Dec 18, 2008 Jkt 217001 ADDRESSES: For further information and/or to have your name added to the mailing list, contact Lynn Bjorklund, Ely Field Office, at 775 289– 1893 or by email to lynn_bjorklund@nv.blm.gov. Barrick Gold U.S. Inc. has submitted a proposal to expand and combine their existing Bald Mountain and Mooney Basin Mines into one project area to be administered under one Plan of Operation called North Operations Area. The mines are located approximately 65 miles northwest of Ely, Nevada. This proposed expansion is entirely on unpatented mining claims on BLMadministered public land. The Proposed North Operations Area would include 4,160 acres of previously permitted disturbance and 3,920 acres of new disturbance, for a total of 8,080 acres. The project would consist of extending existing open pits, expanding existing rock disposal areas and heap leach facilities, construction of a truck shop, additional exploration, concurrent reclamation and continuing operation of existing facilities. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment, which includes 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. All submissions from organizations, businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses will be available for public inspection in their entirety. The minutes and list of attendees for each public meeting will be available to the public and open for 60 days after the meeting to any participants who wish to clarify the views they expressed. All comments will be available to the public for review at the BLM Ely District Office throughout the EIS process. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00241 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77831 Authority: 43 CFR 3809. Michael J. Herder, Acting District Manager, Ely District Office. [FR Doc. E8–30079 Filed 12–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [MT–070–1990–EX] Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Graymont Western U.S., Inc. Proposed Mine Expansion, Broadwater County, MT AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. SUMMARY: Graymont Western U.S., Inc. submitted a Plan of Operations on February 22, 2006, to expand their Limestone Hills quarry operation on unpatented mining claims on public lands west of Townsend, Montana. 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.), a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) has been prepared for the Graymont Western U.S., Inc. Proposed Mine Expansion administered by the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Butte Field Office and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Operations on public lands are on mining claims located in accordance with the General Mining Law of 1872, as amended (30 U.S.C. 22, et seq.). The DEIS addresses alternatives associated with Graymont Western U.S., Inc. Proposed Mine Expansion and recommends a preferred Alternative, allowing the expansion. DATES: The BLM and the DEQ will accept written comments on the Draft EIS for 60 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. Future meetings or hearings and any other public involvement activities will be announced at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media news releases, and/or mailings ADDRESSES: The Draft EIS will be available for public review at the following locations: the BLM Butte Field Office, 106 North Parkmont, Butte Montana; the DEQ Office, 1520 East Sixth Avenue, Helena, Montana; the Helena Public Library, 120 South Last Chance Gulch, Helena, Montana; the E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[NV-040-07-5110-CF05; N-82888; 8-08807; TAS: 14X5017]


Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Bald Mountain Mine North Operations Area Project in 
White Pine County, Nevada

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 102(2)(c) of the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and 43 CFR 3809, the Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM) Ely District, Nevada has prepared a Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed expansion of the 
existing Plans of Operation for Barrick Gold U.S. Inc.'s Bald Mountain 
Mine and Mooney Basin Mine located in White Pine County, Nevada. The 
two existing mines would be combined into one new expanded operation 
which would be called the North Operations Area. The Draft EIS analyzes 
the environmental effects of the Proposed Action, two action 
alternatives, and the No Action Alternative.

DATES: Comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted for 45 days after the 
date this Notice of Availability (NOA) is published in the Federal 
Register. BLM will host public meetings in Ely, Elko, and Eureka, 
Nevada, to provide the public with an opportunity to review the 
proposal and project information. Federal, state, and local agencies, 
and other individuals or organizations that may be interested in, or 
affected by, the BLM's decision on this proposed Plan of Operation are 
invited to participate in these public meetings. The BLM will notify 
the public of the meeting dates, times, and locations at least 15 days 
prior to the meetings. Announcements of the public meeting will be made 
by news release to the media, individual letter mailings, and posting 
on the BLM Web site: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/ely_field_
office.html. Comments received on the Draft EIS will be considered in 
preparing the Final EIS. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be 
examined at the Ely District Office.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: lynn_bjorklund@nv.blm.gov
     Fax: 775-189-1910
     Mail: Bureau of Land Management, Ely District, Attention: 
Lynn Bjorklund, HC33 Box 33500, Ely, Nevada, 89301

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: For further information and/or to have your 
name added to the mailing list, contact Lynn Bjorklund, Ely Field 
Office, at 775 289-1893 or by email to lynn_bjorklund@nv.blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Barrick Gold U.S. Inc. has submitted a 
proposal to expand and combine their existing Bald Mountain and Mooney 
Basin Mines into one project area to be administered under one Plan of 
Operation called North Operations Area. The mines are located 
approximately 65 miles northwest of Ely, Nevada. This proposed 
expansion is entirely on unpatented mining claims on BLM-administered 
public land.
    The Proposed North Operations Area would include 4,160 acres of 
previously permitted disturbance and 3,920 acres of new disturbance, 
for a total of 8,080 acres. The project would consist of extending 
existing open pits, expanding existing rock disposal areas and heap 
leach facilities, construction of a truck shop, additional exploration, 
concurrent reclamation and continuing operation of existing facilities.
    Individual respondents may request confidentiality. Before 
including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal 
identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire 
comment, which includes 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. All 
submissions from organizations, businesses, and from individuals 
identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations 
or businesses will be available for public inspection in their 
entirety. The minutes and list of attendees for each public meeting 
will be available to the public and open for 60 days after the meeting 
to any participants who wish to clarify the views they expressed. All 
comments will be available to the public for review at the BLM Ely 
District Office throughout the EIS process.

    Authority: 43 CFR 3809.

Michael J. Herder,
Acting District Manager, Ely District Office.
[FR Doc. E8-30079 Filed 12-18-08; 8:45 am]
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