Notice of Availability of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement, Colorado, 38218-38219 [E9-18233]

Download as PDF PWALKER on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES 38218 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 146 / Friday, July 31, 2009 / Notices of active mining and concurrent reclamation and an additional five years for ore processing and final reclamation. The Draft EIS addresses environmental issues identified by the BLM and other Federal and state agencies, as well as comments made during the public scoping period in 2006. A range of action alternatives have been developed and analyzed to address the concerns and issues that were identified. The Draft EIS analyzes the environmental effects of the proposed action and alternatives, including the No Action Alternative. The alternatives include processing all Gold Hill ore in the Gold Hill area rather than trucking some ore to Round Mountain for processing (Gold Hill area processing alternative); constructing an overpass rather than a grade crossing at the intersection of the transportation and utility corridor and County Road 875 (County Road Overpass Alternative) and completing mining at Round Mountain under current BLM authorizations (No Action Alternative). Other alternatives considered, and the rationale for their elimination from detailed analysis, are also discussed. Mitigation measures have been identified, as needed, to minimize potential environmental impacts. The Draft EIS includes an analysis of cumulative impacts to all resources and land uses, including an evaluation of potential impacts to Native American traditional values. Please note that public comments and information submitted including names, street addresses, and e-mail addresses of respondents will be made 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 identification 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: 40 CFR 1506.6, 43 CFR 3809. Thomas J. Seley, Manager, Tonopah Field Office. [FR Doc. E9–18265 Filed 7–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:38 Jul 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–840–1610–DQ] Notice of Availability of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement, Colorado AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Proposed Resource Management Plan/ Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRMP/FEIS) for the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. DATES: The BLM planning regulations (43 CFR 1610.5–2) state that any person who meets the conditions as described in the regulations may protest the BLM’s Proposed RMP. A person who meets the conditions and files a protest must file the protest within 30 days of the date that the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its notice in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument PRMP/FEIS have been sent to affected Federal, Tribal, state, and local government agencies and to interested parties. Copies of the PRMP/FEIS are available for public review at: • Anasazi Heritage Center, 27501 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323 • Dolores Public Lands Center, 29211 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323 • San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301 • Dolores Public Library, 420 Railroad Ave., Dolores, CO 81323 • Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park, Cortez, CO 81321 • Mancos Public Library, 111 N. Main, Mancos, CO 81328 • Dolores County Extension Office, 409 N. Main, Dove Creek, CO 81324 • Durango Public Library, 1188 E. 2nd Ave., Durango, CO 81301 Interested persons may also review the PRMP/FEIS on the Internet at http:// www.blm.gov/rmp/canm/. All protests must be in writing and mailed to the following addresses: Regular Mail: Director (210), Attention: Brenda Williams, P.O. Box 66538, Washington, DC 20035. Overnight Mail: Director (210), Attention: Brenda Williams, 1620 L Street, NW., Suite 1075, Washington, DC 20036. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Musclow, Monument Planner, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, 27501 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323; Phone: (970) 882– 5632. The planning area is located in southwest Colorado in Dolores and Montezuma Counties. The plan provides a framework to guide subsequent management decisions on approximately 166,000 acres managed by the BLM. Within the Monument boundary, there are approximately 400 acres of National Park Service lands (Hovenweep National Monument) and 17,560 acres of private inholdings. The Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is currently being managed under the BLM 1985 San Juan/San Miguel RMP and the Interim Guidance provided after the National Monument was established. The PRMP/FEIS will provide the management direction for the areas within the National Monument under BLM management. Comments on the Draft RMP/EIS received from the public and the internal BLM review were considered and incorporated as appropriate into the proposed plan. Public comments resulted in the addition of clarifying text, but did not significantly change the proposed land use plan decisions. Instructions for filing a protest with the Director of the BLM regarding the Proposed PRMP/FEIS may be found in the Dear Reader Letter of the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument PRMP/FEIS and at 43 CFR 1610.5–2. Email and faxed protests will not be accepted as valid protests unless the protesting party also provides the original letter by either regular or overnight mail postmarked by the close of the protest period. Under these conditions, the BLM will consider the email or faxed protest as an advance copy of the protest and it will receive full consideration. If you wish to provide the BLM with such advance notification, please fax protests to the attention of the BLM protest coordinator at 202–452–5112, and e-mails to Brenda Hudgens-Williams@blm.gov. All protests, including the follow-up letter (if e-mailing or faxing) must be in writing and mailed to the appropriate address, as set forth in the ADDRESSES section above. Before including your phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your protest, you should be aware that your entire protest—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 146 / Friday, July 31, 2009 / Notices you can ask us in your protest to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Sally Wisely, Colorado State Director. [FR Doc. E9–18233 Filed 7–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLUT–92000–09–L13200000–EL0000–24– 1A00, UTU86038] Notice of Federal Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Utah PWALKER on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Miller Canyon Tract, Coal Lease Application UTU–86038. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah State Office will offer certain coal resources described below as the Miller Canyon Tract (UTU– 86038) in Emery County, Utah, for competitive sale by sealed bid, in accordance with the provisions for competitive lease sale notices in 43 CFR 3422.2(a), and the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended and supplemented (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.). DATES: The lease sale will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, September 3, 2009. The sealed bid must be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, or be hand delivered to the address indicated below, and must be received on or before 10 a.m., Thursday, September 3, 2009. The BLM cashier will issue a receipt for each hand delivered sealed bid. Any bid received after the time specified will not be considered and will be returned. The outside of the sealed envelope containing the bid must clearly state that the envelope contains a bid for Coal Lease Sale UTU–86038, and is not to be opened before the date and hour of the sale. ADDRESSES: The lease sale will be held in the Utah State Office, BLM, in the Monument Conference Room, Fifth Floor, 440 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, Utah. Sealed bids clearly marked ‘‘Sealed Bid for UTU–86038—Not to be opened before 1 p.m., Thursday, September 3, 2009’’ can be hand delivered to the cashier, Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah, or may be mailed VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:38 Jul 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 to the BLM, Utah State Office, P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City, Utah 84145–0155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stan Perkes, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101–1345 or telephone 801–539–4036. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Coal Lease Sale is being held in response to a lease by application (LBA) submitted by Consolidation Coal Company to BLM on February 7, 2008. All coal LBAs submitted to BLM for processing on or after November 7, 2005, are subject to cost recovery on a case-by-case basis (See 43 CFR 3000.10(d)(1), 70 FR 58872, October 7, 2005). The cost recovery rules implemented for coal LBAs at 43 CFR 3473.2(f) (70 FR 58876, October 7, 2005) require the applicant who nominates a tract for a competitive lease sale to pay the processing fee on a caseby-case basis as described in 43 CFR 3000.11 prior to publication of the sale notice. Consolidation Coal Company paid the BLM a processing fee in the amount of $20,130. The successful bidder must pay to BLM the cost recovery amount of all costs BLM incurs processing the coal lease sale and additionally must pay all processing costs that BLM incurs after the date of the sale notice leading to lease issuance (See 43 CFR 3473.2(f)). If the successful bidder is someone other than the applicant, BLM will refund to the applicant the processing fee specified in this sale notice. If there is no successful bidder, the applicant remains responsible for all processing fees. The coal resources to be offered consist of all recoverable reserves available in the following described lands located in Emery County, Utah, approximately three miles south of Emery, Utah, on private lands with federally-administered minerals: T. 22 S., R. 6 E., SLM, Emery County, Utah Sec. 23, S1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 26, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4. Containing approximately 120.00 acres in Emery County, Utah. The Miller Canyon coal tract has one minable coal bed, known as the ‘‘I’’ coal bed. The minable portions of the ‘‘I’’ coal bed in this area are around 12 feet in thickness. The ‘‘I’’ coal bed, within the tract, contains approximately 561,000 tons of recoverable high-volatile B bituminous coal. The coal quality in the ‘‘I’’ coal bed on an ‘‘as received basis’’ is as follows: 12,179 Btu/lb., 6.07 percent moisture, 8.37 percent ash, 38.89 percent volatile matter, 47.24 percent fixed carbon, and 1.08 percent sulfur. The Department of the Interior has established a minimum bid of $100 per acre, or fraction thereof. The minimum bid is not intended to PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38219 represent fair market value (FMV). The Miller Canyon Tract may be leased to the qualified bidder of the highest cash amount, provided that the high bid equals or exceeds the FMV for the tract as determined by the authorized officer after the sale. The BLM held a public hearing and requested comments on the Environmental Assessment (EA) and the FMV of the Miller Canyon Tract on January 21, 2009. The BLM prepared the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), Decision Record (DR)/Decision Notice (DN). The BLM signed the FONSI/DR March 2, 2009. No appeals of the BLM decision to lease were filed during the appeal period that ended on April 3, 2009. The lease that may be issued as a result of this offering will provide for payment of an annual rental of $3 per acre, a royalty rate of 12.5 percent of the value of coal mined by surface methods, and a royalty of 8 percent of the value of the coal produced by underground mining methods. The value of the coal will be determined in accordance with 30 CFR 206.250. The required Detailed Statement for the offered tract, including bidding instructions and sales procedures under 43 CFR 3422.3–2, and the terms and conditions of the proposed coal lease, is available from BLM, Utah State Office, P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City, Utah 84145–0155 or in the Public Room (Room 500), 440 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101. All case file documents and written comments submitted by the public on Fair Market Value or royalty rates, except those portions identified as proprietary by the commentator and meeting exemptions stated in the Freedom of Information Act, are available for public inspection during normal business hours in the BLM Public Room (Room 500). Approved: May 22, 2009. Selma Sierra, State Director. [FR Doc. E9–18307 Filed 7–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWY–957400–09–L14200000–BJ0000– TRST] Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming. E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[CO-840-1610-DQ]


Notice of Availability of Canyons of the Ancients National 
Monument Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental 
Impact Statement, Colorado

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 and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Bureau 
of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Proposed Resource Management 
Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRMP/FEIS) for the Canyons 
of the Ancients National Monument.

DATES: The BLM planning regulations (43 CFR 1610.5-2) state that any 
person who meets the conditions as described in the regulations may 
protest the BLM's Proposed RMP. A person who meets the conditions and 
files a protest must file the protest within 30 days of the date that 
the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its notice in the Federal 
Register.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument 
PRMP/FEIS have been sent to affected Federal, Tribal, state, and local 
government agencies and to interested parties. Copies of the PRMP/FEIS 
are available for public review at:

     Anasazi Heritage Center, 27501 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 
81323
     Dolores Public Lands Center, 29211 Highway 184, Dolores, 
CO 81323
     San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, 
CO 81301
     Dolores Public Library, 420 Railroad Ave., Dolores, CO 
81323
     Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park, Cortez, CO 81321
     Mancos Public Library, 111 N. Main, Mancos, CO 81328
     Dolores County Extension Office, 409 N. Main, Dove Creek, 
CO 81324
     Durango Public Library, 1188 E. 2nd Ave., Durango, CO 
81301

    Interested persons may also review the PRMP/FEIS on the Internet at 
http://www.blm.gov/rmp/canm/. All protests must be in writing and 
mailed to the following addresses:
    Regular Mail: Director (210), Attention: Brenda Williams, P.O. Box 
66538, Washington, DC 20035.
    Overnight Mail: Director (210), Attention: Brenda Williams, 1620 L 
Street, NW., Suite 1075, Washington, DC 20036.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Musclow, Monument Planner, 
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, 27501 Highway 184, Dolores, 
CO 81323; Phone: (970) 882-5632.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The planning area is located in southwest 
Colorado in Dolores and Montezuma Counties. The plan provides a 
framework to guide subsequent management decisions on approximately 
166,000 acres managed by the BLM. Within the Monument boundary, there 
are approximately 400 acres of National Park Service lands (Hovenweep 
National Monument) and 17,560 acres of private inholdings. The Canyons 
of the Ancients National Monument is currently being managed under the 
BLM 1985 San Juan/San Miguel RMP and the Interim Guidance provided 
after the National Monument was established. The PRMP/FEIS will provide 
the management direction for the areas within the National Monument 
under BLM management.
    Comments on the Draft RMP/EIS received from the public and the 
internal BLM review were considered and incorporated as appropriate 
into the proposed plan. Public comments resulted in the addition of 
clarifying text, but did not significantly change the proposed land use 
plan decisions.
    Instructions for filing a protest with the Director of the BLM 
regarding the Proposed PRMP/FEIS may be found in the Dear Reader Letter 
of the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument PRMP/FEIS and at 43 
CFR 1610.5-2. E-mail and faxed protests will not be accepted as valid 
protests unless the protesting party also provides the original letter 
by either regular or overnight mail postmarked by the close of the 
protest period. Under these conditions, the BLM will consider the e-
mail or faxed protest as an advance copy of the protest and it will 
receive full consideration. If you wish to provide the BLM with such 
advance notification, please fax protests to the attention of the BLM 
protest coordinator at 202-452-5112, and e-mails to Brenda Hudgens-Williams@blm.gov.
    All protests, including the follow-up letter (if e-mailing or 
faxing) must be in writing and mailed to the appropriate address, as 
set forth in the ADDRESSES section above.
    Before including your phone number, e-mail address, or other 
personal identifying information in your protest, you should be aware 
that your entire protest--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While

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you can ask us in your protest to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

Sally Wisely,
Colorado State Director.
[FR Doc. E9-18233 Filed 7-30-09; 8:45 am]
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