Notice of Availability of Draft Carrizo Plain National Monument Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, California, 4227-4228 [E9-1217]

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VOLK FIELD—CRTC—ANG ................................................................................................................................... WATTERS, GEORGE THOMAS ............................................................................................................................. Authority: The authority for this notice is the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) Dated: December 30, 2008. Lynn M. Lewis, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. E9–1386 Filed 1–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DATES: The BLM must receive written comments on the Draft RMP/EIS within 90 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public involvement activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media news releases, and/or mailings. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA–160–1610DP–025B] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Notice of Availability of Draft Carrizo Plain National Monument Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, California AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:32 Jan 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/ EIS) for the Carrizo Plain National Monument (CPNM) planning area, managed by the Bakersfield Field Office. This notice announces the opening of the comment period. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: cacarrizormp@ca.blm.gov. • Fax: (661) 391–6143. • Mail: CPNM RMP, Bureau of Land Management, 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield CA 93308. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CPNM RMP Line (661) 391–6034. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The planning area for the CPNM RMP is in the Bakersfield Field Office’s area of management responsibility. The planning area comprises the Carrizo Plain National Monument located in Coast Range of Central California. The BLM administers 200,000 acres of public lands in the planning area. The planning decisions in the RMP will only apply to the BLM-administered public lands and mineral estate within the planning area. The CPNM Draft RMP/ EIS was developed through a collaborative planning process and considers four alternatives including a no-action alternative. The primary issues addressed include: recreation, protection of sensitive natural and cultural resources, livestock grazing; guidance for energy and mineral E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 4228 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 14 / Friday, January 23, 2009 / Notices development, motorized vehicle route designation, and other planning issues raised during the scoping process. Please note that public comments and information submitted including names, street addresses, and e-mail addresses of respondents will be available for public review and disclosure at the above address during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except holidays. 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 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. Timothy Z. Smith, Bakersfield Field Manager. [FR Doc. E9–1217 Filed 1–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–060–1320–EL, WYW163340] Notice of Availability of the West Antelope II Coal Lease by Application Final Environmental Impact Statement, Wyoming. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. 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) announces the availability of the West Antelope II Coal Lease by Application (LBA) Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The tract is being considered for sale as a result of a coal lease application received from the operator of the adjacent Antelope Mine in Campbell and Converse Counties, Wyoming. DATES: To ensure comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the West Antelope II Coal LBA FEIS within 30 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes their Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:32 Jan 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 • E-mail: casper_wymail@blm.gov. • Fax: 307–261–7587. • Mail: Casper Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Sarah Bucklin, 2987 Prospector Drive, Casper, Wyoming 82604. Copies of the FEIS are available at the following BLM office locations: BLM Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009; and BLM Casper Field Office, 2987 Prospector Lane, Casper, Wyoming 82604. The FEIS is available electronically on the following Web site: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/ NEPA/cfodocs/West_Antelope_II.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Bucklin or Mike Karbs at the BLM Casper Field Office address above or telephone 307–361–7600. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FEIS analyzes and discloses to the public direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts of issuing a Federal coal lease in the Wyoming portion of the Powder River Basin. The BLM is considering a coal lease issuance as a result of an April 6, 2005, application submitted by Antelope Coal Company (Antelope) to lease Federal coal near the Antelope Mine approximately 50 miles north of Douglas, Wyoming. The applicant proposes to lease the tract as a maintenance tract to extend the life of the existing mining operations at the Antelope Mine under the provisions of the Leasing on Application regulations at 43 CFR subpart 3425. This tract, case number WYW163340, is referred to as the West Antelope II tract. The following lands in Campbell and Converse Counties, Wyoming, are included in the tract as applied for: T. 40 N., R. 71 W., 6th PM, Wyoming Section 5: Lot 18; Section 8: Lots 1 through 3, 6 through 11, 14 through 16; Section 9: Lots 2 through 16; Section 10: Lots 5, 6, 11 through 14. T. 41 N., R. 71 W., 6th PM, Wyoming Section 9: Lots 9 through 16; Section 10: Lots 11 through 15; Section 14: Lots 3 and 4; Section 15: Lots 1 through 5, 12, 13; Section 20: Lots 14 through 16; Section 21: Lots 1 through 16; Section 22: Lots 2, 7, 8, 14 through 16; Section 27: Lots 6 through 11; Section 28: Lots 1 through 8; Section 29: Lots 1 through 3, 6 through 8. Containing 4,108.6 acres more or less. Antelope estimates that approximately 429.7 million tons of Federal coal are included in the tract for which they applied. The Office of PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), the USDA-Forest Service, the Land Quality and Air Quality Divisions of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ), and the Converse County Board of Commissioners are cooperating agencies in the preparation of the FEIS. If the tract is leased as a maintenance tract, the new lease will be incorporated into the existing mining and reclamation plan for the adjacent mine. The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) must approve the revision to the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA) mining plan before the Federal coal can be mined. If the tract is leased, the OSM is the Federal agency that would be responsible for recommending approval, approval with conditions, or disapproval of the revised MLA mining plan to the Office of the Secretary. The WDEQ has entered into a cooperative agreement with the Secretary to regulate surface coal mining operations on Federal and non-Federal lands within the State of Wyoming. On October 17, 2006, the BLM published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an EIS for the West Antelope II coal lease application in the Federal Register. A notice announcing the availability of the Draft EIS (DEIS) was published in the Federal Register by the EPA on February 8, 2008. A 60-day comment period on the DEIS commenced with publication of the EPA’s notice of availability and ended on April 8, 2008. The BLM published a Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Hearing in the Federal Register on March 17, 2008. The BLM’s Federal Register notice announced the date and time of a public hearing, which was held on March 24, 2008, in Douglas, Wyoming. The purpose of the hearing was to solicit comments on the DEIS, fair market value, and the maximum economic recovery of the Federal coal. Four statements were given as testimony at the public hearing; they are summarized in an appendix in the FEIS. During the DEIS comment period, the BLM received 14 comment letters, included in an appendix to the FEIS with BLM’s responses to the comments. The FEIS analyzes leasing the West Antelope II coal tract as-applied-for as the Proposed Action. Under the Proposed Action, a competitive sale would be held and a lease issued for Federal coal in the tract as applied for by Antelope. As part of the coal leasing process, the BLM identified an alternative tract configuration to assure the maximum economic recovery of the coal, avoid isolating or bypassing marketable coal, and potentially prompt E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 14 (Friday, January 23, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4227-4228]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-1217]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[CA-160-1610DP-025B]


Notice of Availability of Draft Carrizo Plain National Monument 
Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, 
California

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) has prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan/
Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) for the Carrizo Plain National 
Monument (CPNM) planning area, managed by the Bakersfield Field Office. 
This notice announces the opening of the comment period.

DATES: The BLM must receive written comments on the Draft RMP/EIS 
within 90 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency 
publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The BLM 
will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public 
involvement activities at least 15 days in advance through public 
notices, media news releases, and/or mailings.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: cacarrizormp@ca.blm.gov.
     Fax: (661) 391-6143.
     Mail: CPNM RMP, Bureau of Land Management, 3801 Pegasus 
Drive, Bakersfield CA 93308.

Copies of the CPNM Draft RMP/Draft EIS are available in the Bakersfield 
Field Office at the above address; at the BLM California State Office--
2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA; and online at http://www.ca.blm.gov/
bakersfield.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CPNM RMP Line (661) 391-6034.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The planning area for the CPNM RMP is in the 
Bakersfield Field Office's area of management responsibility. The 
planning area comprises the Carrizo Plain National Monument located in 
Coast Range of Central California. The BLM administers 200,000 acres of 
public lands in the planning area. The planning decisions in the RMP 
will only apply to the BLM-administered public lands and mineral estate 
within the planning area. The CPNM Draft RMP/EIS was developed through 
a collaborative planning process and considers four alternatives 
including a no-action alternative. The primary issues addressed 
include: recreation, protection of sensitive natural and cultural 
resources, livestock grazing; guidance for energy and mineral

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development, motorized vehicle route designation, and other planning 
issues raised during the scoping process.
    Please note that public comments and information submitted 
including names, street addresses, and e-mail addresses of respondents 
will be available for public review and disclosure at the above address 
during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through 
Friday, except holidays.
    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 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.

Timothy Z. Smith,
Bakersfield Field Manager.
 [FR Doc. E9-1217 Filed 1-22-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-40-P