Public Land Order No. 7730; Withdrawal of National Forest System Land for the Red Rock Ranger District Administrative Site; Arizona, 7260 [Z9-2632]

Download as PDF 7260 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 29 / Friday, February 13, 2009 / Notices cprice-sewell on PRODPC61 with NOTICES diversions in the South Delta. The fully isolated facility alternative would include potential new points of diversion at various locations in the North Delta and facilities to move water from new points of diversion to the existing SWP and CVP pumping facilities in the South Delta. The improved through-Delta alternative could include new temporary or permanent barriers to modify existing hydraulics or fish movement within the Delta, armoring of levees along Delta waterways to ensure continued conveyance capacity, and/or actions to improve conveyance capacity in existing Delta waterways. New points of diversion could be located along the Sacramento River between South Sacramento and Walnut Grove. The new conveyance facility could extend from the new points of diversion to the existing SWP and CVP pumping facilities in the South Delta and be located either to the west or east of the Sacramento River. Potential CVP/ SWP operations changes include the seasonal, daily, and real time amounts, rates, and timing of water diverted through and/or around the Delta. Potential corresponding changes to water exports could also be developed. Other actions to reduce threats to listed fish that may be evaluated for implementation by the BDCP include measures to minimize other stressors. These other stressors may include: (1) Non-native invasive species; (2) toxic contaminants; (3) other water quality issues; (4) hatcheries; (5) harvest; (6) non-project diversions; and (7) commercial/recreational activities. Implementation of potential habitat restoration activities and measures to minimize other stressors will be evaluated throughout the Delta, and possibly upstream and downstream of the Delta, as appropriate to meet the objectives of the plan. Preliminary locations, alignments, and capacities of new conveyance facilities, as well as habitat restoration activities and actions to address other stresses, to be evaluated in the EIS/EIR will be informed by the scoping process. In addition to the alternatives described above, other reasonable alternatives identified through the scoping process will be considered for potential inclusion in the alternatives analysis. Statutory Authority NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) requires that Federal agencies conduct an environmental analysis of their proposed actions to determine if the actions may significantly affect the human environment. Under NEPA and its implementing regulations (40 CFR VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:38 Feb 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 part 1500 et seq.; NOAA Administrative Order 216–6) (43 CFR Part 46), a reasonable range of alternatives to the proposed action are to be developed and considered in an EIS/EIR prepared by the FWS and NMFS. Alternatives considered for analysis in an EIS/EIR may include variations in the scope or types of covered activities; variations in the location, amount, and types of conservation measures and the timing of project activities; variations in permit duration; or a combination of these or other elements. In addition, as required by NEPA, the EIS will identify significant direct, indirect, and cumulative effects, and possible mitigation for those significant effects, on biological resources, land use, air quality, water quality, water resources, socioeconomics, environmental justice, cultural resources, and other environmental issues that could occur with the implementation of the proposed action and alternatives. Request for Comments The purpose of this notice is to advise other Federal and State agencies, affected Tribes, and the public of our intention to continue to gather information to support the preparation of an EIS/EIR, to obtain suggestions and information from other agencies and the public on the scope of alternatives and issues to be addressed in the EIS/EIR, and to identify important issues raised by the public related to the development and implementation of the BDCP. Written comments from interested parties are invited to ensure that the full range of alternatives and issues related to the development of the BDCP is identified. Comments during this stage of the scoping process will only be accepted in written form. You may submit written comments by mail, facsimile transmission, or in person (see ADDRESSES). All comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the official administrative record and may be made available to the public. Comments and participation in the scoping process are encouraged. Before including your name, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Ken McDermond, Deputy Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sacramento, CA. Mike Chotkowski, Acting Regional Environmental Officer, MidPacific Region, Bureau of Reclamation. Russ Strach, Assistant Regional Administrator, Protected Resources, Southwest Region, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–3103 Filed 2–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AZA 33447] Public Land Order No. 7730; Withdrawal of National Forest System Land for the Red Rock Ranger District Administrative Site; Arizona Correction In notice document E9–2632 appearing on page 6417 in the issue of February 9, 2009, make the following correction: In the second column, beneath subheading ‘‘Gila and Salt River Meridian’’, the third line should read: E1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4. [FR Doc. Z9–2632 Filed 2–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [DES 09–02] Aspinall Unit, Colorado River Storage Project, CO AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of Aspinall Unit Operations Draft Environmental Impact Statement. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), the Federal agency responsible for operation of the Aspinall Unit, has prepared and made available to the public a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) on Aspinall Unit operations pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4332. DATES: A public review period commences with the publication of this notice. Written comments on the DEIS E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[AZA 33447]


Public Land Order No. 7730; Withdrawal of National Forest System 
Land for the Red Rock Ranger District Administrative Site; Arizona

Correction

    In notice document E9-2632 appearing on page 6417 in the issue of 
February 9, 2009, make the following correction:
    In the second column, beneath subheading ``Gila and Salt River 
Meridian'', the third line should read:
    E\1/2\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\.

[FR Doc. Z9-2632 Filed 2-12-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 1505-01-D