Notice of Availability of Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Betze Pit Expansion Project, Eureka and Elko Counties, NV, 13462-13463 [E9-6768]

Download as PDF 13462 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 58 / Friday, March 27, 2009 / Notices Article VIII—Nuisance and Abatement. Section 3–8–700. Nuisance Any room, house, building, vehicle, structure or other place where Alcohol Beverages are sold, manufactured, bartered, exchanged, given away, furnished, or otherwise possessed or disposed of in violation of this Ordinance, or of any other Tribal law related to the transportation, possession, distribution or sale of Alcohol Beverages, and including all property kept therein, or thereon, and use in, or in connection with the violation is hereby declared to be a nuisance upon any second or subsequent violation of the same. Section 3–8–710. Action To Abate Nuisance Upon a finding that any such place or activity is a nuisance under the provision of this Ordinance, the Tribe or the Tax Commission may bring a civil action in the Tribal Court to abate and to perpetually enjoin any such activity declared to be a nuisance. Such injunctive relief may include a closure of any business or other use of the property for up to one (1) year from the date of the order, or until the owner, lessee or tenant shall give bond of no less than Twenty-Five Thousand dollars ($25,000) payable to the Tribe and conditioned that no further violation of this Ordinance or other Tribal Alcohol Beverage law and by payment of all fines, costs and assessments against him/her. If any condition of the bond is violated, the bond may be recovered and proceeds delivered to the Tax Commission for the use of the Tribe. Any action taken under this section shall be in addition to any other penalties provided for in this Ordinance. Article IX—Revenue and Reporting mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Section 3–8–720. Use and Appropriation of Revenue Received All revenue received by the Tax Commission under this Ordinance, from whatever sources, shall be expended first for the administrative costs incurred in the administration and enforcement of this Ordinance. Any excess funds shall be subject to and available to appropriation by the Tribe for essential governmental, and social services, related to drug and alcohol education, counseling and treatment. Section 3–8–730. Audit Tax Commission handling of revenue received under this ordinance is subject to review and audit as a part of the annual financial audit of the Tax Commission. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:13 Mar 26, 2009 Jkt 217001 Section 3–8–740. Reports The Tax Commission shall submit to the Business Committee a quarterly report and an accounting of all revenue received and expended pursuant to this Ordinance. ACTION: Notice of availability. SUMMARY: In accordance with National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. and 43 CFR 3809), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko District Office has prepared a Final Supplemental Article X—Miscellaneous Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) Section 3–8–750. Severability for Barrick Goldstrike Mine’s proposed Betze Pit Expansion Project. If any provision or application of this Ordinance is found invalid and or DATES: The BLM will issue a Record of unenforceable, such determination shall Decision (ROD) on the proposed project not be held to render ineffectual any of after a minimum of 30 days following the remaining provisions or applications the Environmental Protection Agency’s of this Ordinance not specifically publication of a Notice of Availability of identified thereby, or to render such this Final SEIS in the Federal Register. provision to be inapplicable to other ADDRESSES: Copies of the SEIS (compact persons or circumstances. disk or hard copy) are available at the BLM Elko District Office, 3900 E. Idaho, Section 3–8–760. Construction Elko, Nevada during regular business Nothing in this ordinance shall be hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday construed to diminish or impair in any through Friday, except holidays. The way the rights or sovereign powers of SEIS is also available on-line at http:// the Fort Sill Apache Tribe. www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/ elko_field_office.html, Elko District Section 3–8–770. Effective Date Office. This Ordinance shall be effective FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kirk upon certification by the Secretary of Laird, (775) 753–0200. the Interior, publication in the Federal SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Betze Register and recorded in the office of Pit Expansion Project is an amendment the Clerk of the Tribal Court. to the mine plan for the Betze Project, Section 3–8–780. Prior Law Repealed an ongoing open pit gold mine on the Any and all prior enactments of the Carlin Trend in Eureka and Elko Fort Sill Apache Tribe that are counties. The proposed mine plan inconsistent with the provisions of this amendment includes expanding the Ordinance are hereby rescinded. existing open pit and constructing a new waste rock facility and a new Section 3–8–770. Amendment tailings facility. Current mining The Fort Sill Apache Tribe through its operations at the Betze Project are General Council, pursuant to its expected to end in 2011, with Constitution delegates to the Fort Sill processing operations ending in 2020. Apache Tribe Business Committee the The proposed Betze Pit Expansion authority to amend the provisions of the Project would extend mining for 4 years foregoing Alcohol Control Ordinance. and processing for an additional 5 years. Approved by the Business Committee Alternatives developed and analyzed in of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of the SEIS include expanding the existing Oklahoma this 21st day of August 2007, Bazza Waste Rock Facility (instead of by a vote of 4 For 0 Against 0 Abstained. constructing the proposed Clydesdale Chairman lllllllllllll Waste Rock Facility) and the No Action Secretary Treasurer lllllllll alternatives. Alternatives considered but eliminated from detailed analysis [FR Doc. E9–6853 Filed 3–26–09; 8:45 am] include mining by underground BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P methods rather than open pit, modifying the proposed Clydesdale Waste Rock Facility or constructing an offsite waste DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR rock facility to reduce impacts to deer migration corridors, and a reduced Bureau of Land Management tailings facility alternative. Mitigation [LLNV010000.L19900000.EX0000; 09–08807; measures, including reclamation TAS: 14X1109] scheduling to maintain a deer migration corridor, and designed landscape Notice of Availability of Final reclamation of the proposed Clydesdale Supplemental Environmental Impact Waste Rock Facility, were adopted by Statement for the Betze Pit Expansion Project, Eureka and Elko Counties, NV the proponent during the process, becoming part of the proposed action. The Draft SEIS was released for public AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, review on August 22, 2008, for a 45-day Interior. PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 58 / Friday, March 27, 2009 / Notices comment period, and a public comment meeting was held in Elko, Nevada on September 10, 2008. The Final SEIS is published in an abbreviated format, and includes comments on the Draft SEIS and BLM’s responses along with resultant changes in the document. The documents will be available at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/ elko_field_office.html, Elko District Office for at least 30-days, after which BLM will issue a Record of Decision on the proposed mine expansion. (Authority: 43 CFR 3809) Kenneth E. Miller, District Manager, Elko. [FR Doc. E9–6768 Filed 3–26–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service [Docket No. MMS–2008–MRM–0029] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comment Request AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of an extension of a currently approved information collection (OMB Control Number 1010– 0103). mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR parts 202, 206, and 207. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. DATES: Submit written comments on or before April 27, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments by either FAX (202) 395–7245 or e-mail (OIRA_Docket@omb.eop.gov) directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (OMB Control Number 1010–0103). Please submit copies of your comments to MMS by one of the following methods: • Electronically go to http:// www.regulations.gov. In the ‘‘Comment or Submission’’ column, enter ‘‘MMS– 2008–MRM–0029’’ to view supporting and related materials for this ICR. Click on ‘‘Send a comment or submission’’ VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:13 Mar 26, 2009 Jkt 217001 link to submit public comments. Information on using Regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing documents, submitting comments, and viewing the docket after the close of the comment period, is available through the site’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. All comments submitted will be posted to the docket. • Mail comments to Hyla Hurst, Regulatory Specialist, Minerals Management Service, Minerals Revenue Management, P.O. Box 25165, MS 302B2, Denver, Colorado 80225. Please reference ICR 1010–0103 in your comments. • Hand-carry comments or use an overnight courier service. Our courier address is Building 85, Room A–614, Denver Federal Center, West 6th Ave. and Kipling St., Denver, Colorado 80225. Please reference ICR 1010–0103 in your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hyla Hurst, telephone (303) 231–3495, or e-mail Hyla.Hurst@mms.gov. You may also contact Hyla Hurst to obtain copies, at no cost, of (1) the ICR, (2) any associated forms, and (3) the regulations that require the subject collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR parts 202, 206, and 207, Indian Oil and Gas Valuation. OMB Control Number: 1010–0103. Bureau Form Number: Forms MMS– 4109, MMS–4110, MMS–4295, MMS– 4410, and MMS–4411. Abstract: The Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior is responsible for mineral resource development on Federal and Indian lands and the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The Secretary is required by various laws to manage mineral resource production on Federal and Indian lands and the OCS, collect the royalties and other mineral revenues due, and distribute the funds in accordance with those laws. Applicable laws pertaining to mineral leases on Federal and Indian lands are posted on our Web site at http:// www.mrm.mms.gov/Laws_R_D/ PublicLawsAMR.htm. The Secretary also has a trust responsibility to manage Indian lands and seek advice and information from Indian beneficiaries. The MMS performs the minerals revenue management functions and assists the Secretary in carrying out the Department’s trust responsibility for Indian lands. When a company or an individual enters into a lease to explore, develop, produce, and dispose of minerals from Federal or Indian lands, that company or individual agrees to pay the lessor a share in an amount or value of PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13463 production from the leased lands. The lessee is required to report various kinds of information to the lessor relative to the disposition of the leased minerals. Such information is generally available within the records of the lessee or others involved in developing, transporting, processing, purchasing, or selling of such minerals. We collect this information to ensure that royalties are accurately valued and appropriately paid. Information collections covered in this ICR are found at 30 CFR part 202, subparts C and J, which pertain to royalties; part 206, subparts B and E, which govern the valuation of oil and gas produced from leases on Indian lands; and part 207, which pertains to recordkeeping. Indian tribes and individual Indian mineral owners receive all royalties generated from their lands. Determining product valuation is essential to ensure that Indian tribes and individual Indian mineral owners receive payment on the full value of the minerals removed from their lands. Failure to collect the data described in this information collection could result in the undervaluation of leased minerals on Indian lands. All data reported is subject to subsequent audit and adjustment. Indian Oil Regulations at 30 CFR part 206, subpart B, govern the valuation for royalty purposes of all oil produced from Indian oil and gas leases (tribal and allotted), except leases on the Osage Indian Reservation, and must be consistent with mineral leasing laws, other applicable laws, and lease terms. Generally, the regulations provide that lessees determine the value of oil based upon the higher of (1) the gross proceeds under an arm’s-length contract; or (2) major portion analysis. These oil valuation methods are eligible for applicable transportation allowances. 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[FR Doc No: E9-6768]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNV010000.L19900000.EX0000; 09-08807; TAS: 14X1109]


Notice of Availability of Final Supplemental Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Betze Pit Expansion Project, Eureka and Elko 
Counties, NV

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. and 43 CFR 3809), the Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM), Elko District Office has prepared a Final 
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for Barrick 
Goldstrike Mine's proposed Betze Pit Expansion Project.

DATES: The BLM will issue a Record of Decision (ROD) on the proposed 
project after a minimum of 30 days following the Environmental 
Protection Agency's publication of a Notice of Availability of this 
Final SEIS in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the SEIS (compact disk or hard copy) are available 
at the BLM Elko District Office, 3900 E. Idaho, Elko, Nevada during 
regular business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except holidays. The SEIS is also available on-line at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/elko_field_office.html, Elko District Office.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kirk Laird, (775) 753-0200.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Betze Pit Expansion Project is an 
amendment to the mine plan for the Betze Project, an ongoing open pit 
gold mine on the Carlin Trend in Eureka and Elko counties. The proposed 
mine plan amendment includes expanding the existing open pit and 
constructing a new waste rock facility and a new tailings facility. 
Current mining operations at the Betze Project are expected to end in 
2011, with processing operations ending in 2020. The proposed Betze Pit 
Expansion Project would extend mining for 4 years and processing for an 
additional 5 years. Alternatives developed and analyzed in the SEIS 
include expanding the existing Bazza Waste Rock Facility (instead of 
constructing the proposed Clydesdale Waste Rock Facility) and the No 
Action alternatives. Alternatives considered but eliminated from 
detailed analysis include mining by underground methods rather than 
open pit, modifying the proposed Clydesdale Waste Rock Facility or 
constructing an offsite waste rock facility to reduce impacts to deer 
migration corridors, and a reduced tailings facility alternative. 
Mitigation measures, including reclamation scheduling to maintain a 
deer migration corridor, and designed landscape reclamation of the 
proposed Clydesdale Waste Rock Facility, were adopted by the proponent 
during the process, becoming part of the proposed action.
    The Draft SEIS was released for public review on August 22, 2008, 
for a 45-day

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comment period, and a public comment meeting was held in Elko, Nevada 
on September 10, 2008. The Final SEIS is published in an abbreviated 
format, and includes comments on the Draft SEIS and BLM's responses 
along with resultant changes in the document.
    The documents will be available at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/elko_field_office.html, Elko District Office for at least 30-days, 
after which BLM will issue a Record of Decision on the proposed mine 
expansion.

(Authority: 43 CFR 3809)

Kenneth E. Miller,
District Manager, Elko.
[FR Doc. E9-6768 Filed 3-26-09; 8:45 am]
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