Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed One Nevada Transmission Line, Nevada, 37728-37729 [E9-18081]

Download as PDF 37728 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 144 / Wednesday, July 29, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR T. 20 N., R. 100 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming Sec. 12: W1⁄2. Containing 320.00 acres, more or less. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Company on a pro rata cost sharing basis in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in the followingdescribed lands in Sweetwater County, Wyoming: Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed One Nevada Transmission Line, Nevada The purpose of the exploration program is to obtain structural and quality information of the coal. The proposed exploration program is fully described and will be conducted pursuant to an exploration plan to be approved by the Bureau of Land Management. DATES: Any party electing to participate in this exploration program must send written notice to the Bridger Coal Company and the Bureau of Land Management, as provided in the ADDRESSES section below, which must be received within 30 days after publication of this Notice of Invitation in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Copies of the exploration plan (serialized under number WYW178270) are available for review during normal business hours in the following offices: Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003; and Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901. The written notice should be sent to the following addresses: Bridger Coal Company, c/o Interwest Mining Company, Attn: Scott M. Child, 1407 West North Temple, Suite 310, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116, and the Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, Branch of Solid Minerals, Attn: Mavis Love, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All of the coal in the above-described land consists of unleased Federal coal within the Green River/Hams Fork Region. The purpose of the exploration program is to obtain coal quantity, quality and seam structure information for the D5, D4, D3, D2 and D1 coal seams. This notice of invitation will be published in the Rock Springs Daily Rocket-Miner once each week for two consecutive weeks beginning the week of June 1, 2009, and once in the Federal Register. The foregoing is published in the Federal Register pursuant to 43 CFR 3410.2–1(c)(1). Larry Claypool, Deputy State Director, Minerals and Lands. [FR Doc. E9–18084 Filed 7–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:30 Jul 28, 2009 Jkt 217001 Bureau of Land Management [LLNVLVRWF1640000.L51010000.ER0000; N–82076; 09–08807; TAS: 14x5017] AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent. SUMMARY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1976 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 FLPMA, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely and Southern Nevada District Offices intend to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for a proposed 500 kilovolt (kv) transmission line and associated facility from Ely, Nevada, to the Harry Allen substation just north of Las Vegas, Nevada and by this notice are announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the SEIS. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until August 28, 2009. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local news media, newspapers and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/ ely_field_office.html. In order to be included in the draft SEIS, all comments must be received prior to the close of the scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. We will provide additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of the draft SEIS. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Proposed One Nevada Transmission Line by any of the following methods: • Web Site: http://www.blm.gov/nv/ st/en/fo/ely_field_office.html; • E-mail: eyfoweb@nv.blm.gov; • Fax: 775–289–1910; • Mail: BLM, Ely District Office, 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301; or • Mail: Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Ely and Southern Nevada District Offices. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have your name added to our mailing list, send PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requests to: ATTN: One Nevada Transmission Line; contact Michael Dwyer, telephone (702) 821–7102; address, Ely District Office, 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301; e-mail michael_dwyer@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 5, 2006 the applicant, Sierra Pacific Power Company (SPPC), requested authorization for the Ely Energy Center (EEC), a proposed power-generating facility that included rail lines, transmission lines with fiber optic cable, new and expanded substations, water well-fields and pipeline delivery systems, and associated facilities to be located on mostly public lands in White Pine, Lincoln, Nye, Elko, and Clark counties, Nevada. On January 26, 2007, the BLM published a Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS for the EEC and its associated facilities. Five public scoping meetings were held between February 5 and 9, 2007 in Las Vegas, Alamo, Ely, Elko, and Reno, Nevada. In January 2009, the BLM published a Notice of Availability of a draft EIS initiating a 90day public comment period on the draft EIS. In February 2009, during the public comment period, NV Energy (formerly SPPC) made public its intention to postpone indefinitely the power generation facilities associated with the EEC from its proposal. On March 30, 2009, the BLM received an amended application and Plan of Development from NV Energy for one approximately 236-mile 500 kV transmission line, one new substation, an expansion of one substation, one fiber optic line, and related appurtenances that were part of the EEC proposal. The project was given a new name by the proponent: The One Nevada 500 kV Transmission Line Project (ON Line Project). The BLM will develop a SEIS for the project because of substantial changes to the proposed action that are relevant to environmental concerns. See 40 CFR 1502.9(c). Removal of the coal-fired power generation facilities from the application makes an assessment of their impacts in the draft EIS no longer applicable. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and guide the process for developing the EIS. This scoping process will direct the preparation of a SEIS for a proposed 500 kv transmission line and associated facilities from Ely, Nevada, to the Harry Allen substation just north of Las Vegas, Nevada. The SEIS will supplement the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Ely Energy Center. A power E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 144 / Wednesday, July 29, 2009 / Notices generation plant is not associated with the SEIS. Because the ON line proposed action is part of the EEC proposed action, the ON Line SEIS will incorporate all applicable sections of the draft EIS. The ON Line draft SEIS will be made available for public comment, and applicable comments collected during the public comment period on the EEC draft EIS will be carried forward into the SEIS process. The BLM will use and coordinate the NEPA commenting process to satisfy the public involvement requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (16 U.S.C. 470f) as provided for in 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). Native American Tribal consultations will be conducted in accordance with policy, and Tribal concerns will be given due consideration, including impacts on Indian trust assets. Federal, State, and local agencies, as well as individuals or organizations that may be interested or affected by the BLM’s decision on this project are invited to participate in the scoping process and, if eligible, may request or be requested by the BLM to participate as a cooperating agency. Before including your address, phone number, email 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. Authority: 43 CFR part 2800. Michael J. Herder, District Manager, Ely District. [FR Doc. E9–18081 Filed 7–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNV952000–09–L14200000–BJ0000; 09– 08807; TAS: 14X1109] mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Filing of Plats of Survey; Nevada Bureau of Land Management. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to inform the public and interested State and local government officials of the filing of Plats of Survey in Nevada. DATES: Effective Dates: Filing is effective at 10 a.m. on the dates indicated below. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:30 Jul 28, 2009 Jkt 217001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David D. Morlan, Chief, Branch of Geographic Sciences, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd., P.O. Box 12000, Reno, NV 89520, 775–861–6541. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. The Plats of Survey of the following described lands were officially filed at the Nevada State Office, Reno, Nevada, on April 16, 2009: The supplemental plat, showing amended lottings in section 1, Township 24 South, Range 60 East, Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada, was accepted April 14, 2009. This supplemental plat was prepared to meet certain administrative needs of the Bureau of Land Management. The plat representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines, the further subdivision of section 8 and a metesand-bounds survey of a portion of the centerline of Las Vegas Boulevard in section 8, Township 23 South, Range 61 East, Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada, under Group No. 859, was accepted April 14, 2009. This survey was executed to meet certain administrative needs of the Bureau of Land Management. The plat representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines and a metes-andbounds survey of a portion of the centerline of U.S. Highway No. 93, Township 11 South, Range 63 East, Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada, under Group No. 863, was accepted April 14, 2009. This survey was executed to meet certain administrative needs of the Bureau of Land Management and Coyote Springs Investment, L.L.C. 2. The Plats of Survey of the following described lands were officially filed at the Nevada State Office, Reno, Nevada, on May 7, 2009: The plat, in two sheets, representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the south boundary and a portion of the subdivisional lines, and the subdivision of sections 31 and 32, Township 21 South, Range 59 East, Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada, under Group No. 752, was accepted May 6, 2009. The plat, in three sheets, representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines and a portion of the subdivision-of-section lines of section 17, the subdivision of sections 4, 5, 7 and 8, and the further subdivision of section 17, Township 22 South, Range 59 East, Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada, under Group No. 752, was accepted May 6, 2009. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37729 These surveys were executed to meet certain administrative needs of the Bureau of Land Management. 3. The Plat of Survey of the following described lands was officially filed at the Nevada State Office, Reno, Nevada, on May 21, 2009: The plat representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines and a metes-andbounds survey in section 19, Township 1 South, Range 68 East, Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada, under Group No. 866, was accepted May 19, 2009. This survey was executed to meet certain administrative needs of the Bureau of Land Management and the State of Nevada. 4. The above-listed surveys are now the basic record for describing the lands for all authorized purposes. These surveys have been placed in the open files in the BLM Nevada State Office and are available to the public as a matter of information. Copies of the surveys and related field notes may be furnished to the public upon payment of the appropriate fees. Dated: July 13, 2009. David D. Morlan, Chief Cadastral Surveyor, Nevada. [FR Doc. E9–18021 Filed 7–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act Notice is hereby given that on July 24, 2009, a proposed Consent Decree was lodged with the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in United States v. American Premier Underwriters, Inc., Civil Action No. 05– CV–12189–RWZ. In this action, the United States, on November 1, 2005, filed a complaint, under Sections 107(a) and 113(g)(2) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9607(a) and 9613(g)(2), against American Premier Underwriters, Inc. (‘‘APU’’), seeking reimbursement of response costs incurred for response actions taken in connection with the release or threatened release of hazardous substances at the Morses Pond Culvert Superfund Site in Wellesley, Massachusetts (the ‘‘Site’’) and a declaration that APU is liable for future response costs incurred in connection with the Site. The proposed Consent Decree provides that APU will pay the E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Proposed One Nevada Transmission Line, Nevada

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Intent.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1976 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
of 1976 FLPMA, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely and 
Southern Nevada District Offices intend to prepare a Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for a proposed 500 kilovolt (kv) 
transmission line and associated facility from Ely, Nevada, to the 
Harry Allen substation just north of Las Vegas, Nevada and by this 
notice are announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit 
public comments and identify issues.

DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the SEIS. 
Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until August 28, 2009. 
The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced 
at least 15 days in advance through local news media, newspapers and 
the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/ely_field_office.html. In order to be included in the draft SEIS, all comments 
must be received prior to the close of the scoping period or 15 days 
after the last public meeting, whichever is later. We will provide 
additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of 
the draft SEIS.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Proposed One Nevada 
Transmission Line by any of the following methods:
     Web Site: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/ely_field_office.html;
     E-mail: eyfoweb@nv.blm.gov;
     Fax: 775-289-1910;
     Mail: BLM, Ely District Office, 702 North Industrial Way, 
Ely, NV 89301; or
     Mail: Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 North Torrey 
Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130.

    Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Ely and 
Southern Nevada District Offices.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have 
your name added to our mailing list, send requests to: ATTN: One Nevada 
Transmission Line; contact Michael Dwyer, telephone (702) 821-7102; 
address, Ely District Office, 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301; 
e-mail michael_dwyer@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 5, 2006 the applicant, Sierra 
Pacific Power Company (SPPC), requested authorization for the Ely 
Energy Center (EEC), a proposed power-generating facility that included 
rail lines, transmission lines with fiber optic cable, new and expanded 
substations, water well-fields and pipeline delivery systems, and 
associated facilities to be located on mostly public lands in White 
Pine, Lincoln, Nye, Elko, and Clark counties, Nevada. On January 26, 
2007, the BLM published a Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS for the 
EEC and its associated facilities. Five public scoping meetings were 
held between February 5 and 9, 2007 in Las Vegas, Alamo, Ely, Elko, and 
Reno, Nevada. In January 2009, the BLM published a Notice of 
Availability of a draft EIS initiating a 90-day public comment period 
on the draft EIS. In February 2009, during the public comment period, 
NV Energy (formerly SPPC) made public its intention to postpone 
indefinitely the power generation facilities associated with the EEC 
from its proposal. On March 30, 2009, the BLM received an amended 
application and Plan of Development from NV Energy for one 
approximately 236-mile 500 kV transmission line, one new substation, an 
expansion of one substation, one fiber optic line, and related 
appurtenances that were part of the EEC proposal. The project was given 
a new name by the proponent: The One Nevada 500 kV Transmission Line 
Project (ON Line Project).
    The BLM will develop a SEIS for the project because of substantial 
changes to the proposed action that are relevant to environmental 
concerns. See 40 CFR 1502.9(c). Removal of the coal-fired power 
generation facilities from the application makes an assessment of their 
impacts in the draft EIS no longer applicable.
    The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant 
issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, 
including alternatives, and guide the process for developing the EIS. 
This scoping process will direct the preparation of a SEIS for a 
proposed 500 kv transmission line and associated facilities from Ely, 
Nevada, to the Harry Allen substation just north of Las Vegas, Nevada. 
The SEIS will supplement the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) 
for the Ely Energy Center. A power

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generation plant is not associated with the SEIS.
    Because the ON line proposed action is part of the EEC proposed 
action, the ON Line SEIS will incorporate all applicable sections of 
the draft EIS. The ON Line draft SEIS will be made available for public 
comment, and applicable comments collected during the public comment 
period on the EEC draft EIS will be carried forward into the SEIS 
process. The BLM will use and coordinate the NEPA commenting process to 
satisfy the public involvement requirements of Section 106 of the 
National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (16 U.S.C. 470f) as provided 
for in 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). Native American Tribal consultations will be 
conducted in accordance with policy, and Tribal concerns will be given 
due consideration, including impacts on Indian trust assets. Federal, 
State, and local agencies, as well as individuals or organizations that 
may be interested or affected by the BLM's decision on this project are 
invited to participate in the scoping process and, if eligible, may 
request or be requested by the BLM to participate as a cooperating 
agency. Before including your address, phone number, email 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.

    Authority:  43 CFR part 2800.

Michael J. Herder,
District Manager,
    Ely District.
[FR Doc. E9-18081 Filed 7-28-09; 8:45 am]
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