Notice of Reopening of Public Comment Period To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Solar Millennium, LLC, Amargosa Farm Road Solar Energy Project, Nye County, Nevada, 47820-47821 [E9-22441]

Download as PDF 47820 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 179 / Thursday, September 17, 2009 / Notices We would continue to monitor for rat reinvasions, after having eliminated rats from the island several years ago in an active trapping program. Other than controlling invasive species such as rats, we would not conduct any active habitat restoration on the island. There would be no active control program for invasive plant species. We would continue to manage cultural resources, particularly the historic lighthouse, consistent with section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. We would continue to maintain the refuge Web site, distribute information, maintain limited signage on the island, and make periodic presentations offrefuge, primarily on St. Thomas. Partnerships and volunteers would remain important to the refuge. We would continue to cooperate with the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources on joint wildlife and habitat management efforts for Buck Island and adjacent Capella Island. cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Alternative B—Proposed Alternative In general, Alternative B would maintain all programs of Alternative A and build or expand upon them. This is our proposed alternative for managing Buck Island NWR. Under Alternative B, we would strive to provide more active management of the island’s indigenous wildlife, particularly species of concern. Within 5 years of CCP approval, we would draft and begin to implement an inventorying and monitoring plan for the Antillean skink, Puerto Rican racer, magnificent frigatebird, and red-billed tropicbird. We would continue to monitor for rat reinvasions. To pursue and promote habitat recovery on Buck Island, we would develop and begin to implement a habitat restoration plan within 5 years of CCP approval. We would aim to increase control of invasive plants and animals and evaluate the effectiveness of different methods of control. Under this alternative, we would continue to manage cultural resources, particularly the historic lighthouse, consistent with section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. However, within 5 years of CCP approval, we would also evaluate the condition and safety of the historic lighthouse and decide on the feasibility of preservation or restoration. In addition, we would develop and begin to implement a Cultural Resources Management Plan. With regard to conducting outreach and education, we would continue to maintain the refuge Web site, distribute information, maintain limited signage VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:35 Sep 16, 2009 Jkt 217001 on the island, and make periodic presentations off-refuge. Partnerships and volunteers would remain important to the refuge. We would continue to cooperate with the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources on joint wildlife and habitat management efforts for Buck Island and adjacent Capella Island. Also, Alternative B would expand cooperative education and interpretive efforts with the city of Charlotte Amalie and ecotourism companies, which bring visitors to offshore waters to explore coral reefs. We would also explore development of a Friends Group to provide a more active management presence on the island. Next Step After the comment period ends, we will analyze the comments and address them. Public Availability of Comments 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. Authority This notice is published under the authority of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, Public Law 105–57. June 22, 2009. Cynthia K. Dohner, Acting Regional Director. [FR Doc. E9–22379 Filed 9–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVS0100.L51010000.ER0000. LVRWF09F8770; NVN–085077 and NVN– 085801; 09–08807; TAS: 14X5017] Notice of Reopening of Public Comment Period To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed NextLight Renewable Power, LLC, Silver State North and Silver State South Solar Projects, Primm, NV AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is reopening the public comment period to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed NextLight Renewable Power, LLC, Silver State North Solar Project and Silver State South Solar Project, to be located in Clark County, Nevada. A notice published in the Federal Register on June 30, 2009 [74 FR 31306] provided for a public comment period ending on July 30, 2009. DATES: On publication of this notice an additional 30-day scoping period will open for comments through October 19, 2009. Comments received during the interim time between scoping periods will be accepted. ADDRESSES: Submit comments related to the project by any of the following methods: • E-mail: Nextlight_Primm_NV_SEP@blm.gov. • Fax: (702) 515–5010, Attn: Gregory Helseth. • Mail: BLM, Las Vegas Field Office, Attn: Gregory Helseth, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130–2301. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Helseth, Renewable Energy Project Manager, (702) 515–5173; or email Nextlight_Primm_NV_SEP@blm.gov. (Authority: 43 CFR Part 2800) Ron Wenker, State Director, Nevada. [FR Doc. E9–22434 Filed 9–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVS03000.L51010000.ER0000.F09F8590; NVN–84359; 9–08807: TAS:14X5017] Notice of Reopening of Public Comment Period To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Solar Millennium, LLC, Amargosa Farm Road Solar Energy Project, Nye County, Nevada AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is reopening the public comment period to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed Solar Millennium, LLC, Amargosa Farm Road Solar Energy Project. A notice published in the Federal Register on Monday, July 13, 2009 [74 FR 33458] provided for a E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 179 / Thursday, September 17, 2009 / Notices public comment period ending on August 12, 2009. DATES: On publication of this notice an additional 30-day scoping period will open for comments through October 19, 2009. Comments received during the interim time between scoping periods will be accepted. ADDRESSES: Submit comments related to the project by any of the following methods: • E-mail: solar_millennium@blm.gov. • Fax: (702) 515–5023, Attn: Gregory Helseth. • Mail: BLM, Las Vegas Field Office, Attn: Gregory Helseth, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130–2301. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Helseth, Renewable Energy Project Manager, at (702) 515–5173; or e-mail at solar_millennium@blm.gov. (Authority: 43 CFR Part 2800) Ron Wenker, State Director, Nevada. [FR Doc. E9–22441 Filed 9–16–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS-R9-IA-2009-N194; 96300-1671-0000P5] Receipt of Applications for Permit cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species and/or marine mammals. Both the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act require that we invite public comment on these permit applications. DATES: Written data, comments or requests must be received by October 19, 2009]. ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 212, Arlington, Virginia 22203; fax 703/358-2281. 14:35 Sep 16, 2009 Jkt 217001 Endangered Species The public is invited to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct certain activities with endangered species. This notice is provided pursuant to Section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Submit your written data, comments, or requests for copies of the complete applications to the address shown in ADDRESSES. Applicant: Gibbon Conservation Center, Santa Clarita, CA, PRT-226717 The applicant requests a permit to export one female captive-born northern white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) to the Parc Zoologique et Botanique de Mulhouse, France for the purpose of enhancement of the species through captive breeding. Applicant: Hollywood Animals, Los Angeles, CA, PRT-060470, PRT-060472, and PRT-060473 BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Division of Management Authority, telephone 703/358-2104. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The applicant requests permits to reexport and re-import three captive-born leopards (Panthera pardus) to worldwide locations for the purpose of enhancement of the species through conservation education. The permit numbers and animals are: PRT-060470, Sheena; PRT-060472, Whoopi; and PRT060473, Satchmo. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a three-year period and the import of any potential progeny born while overseas. Applicant: Louisiana State University LSU Museum of Natural Science, Baton Rouge, LA, PRT-003005 The applicant requests a permit to export and re-import non-living museum specimens of endangered and threatened species of animals previously accessioned into the applicant’s collection for scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a five-year period. Marine Mammals The public is invited to comment on the following application for a permit to conduct certain activities with marine mammals. The application was submitted to satisfy requirements of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and the regulations governing marine mammals (50 CFR Part 18). Submit your written data, comments, or requests for copies of the complete applications or requests for a public hearing on these applications to the address shown in ADDRESSES. If you request a hearing, give specific reasons why a hearing would be appropriate. The holding of such a hearing is at the discretion of the Director. Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey, Anchorage, AK, PRT-801652 The applicant requests an amendment to their permit to increase the number of walruses (Odobenus rosmarus) that may be incidentally harassed by the already authorized activities for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over the remainder of their 5–year permit; we are considering amending the permit before the end of the public comment period because delaying the issuance of the permit would result in a loss of a unique research opportunity that is present at this time. We welcome and will consider all comments received regarding this request. Concurrent with publishing this notice in the Federal Register, we are forwarding copies of the above applications to the Marine Mammal Commission and the Committee of Scientific Advisors for their review. Dated: September 11, 2009. Lisa J. Lierheimer, Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority [FR Doc. E9–22423 Filed 9–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–S Applicant: Vance S. Johnson, North Myrtle Beach, SC, PRT-226642 The applicant requests a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) culled from a captive herd maintained under the management program of the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47821 E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 179 (Thursday, September 17, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47820-47821]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-22441]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNVS03000.L51010000.ER0000.F09F8590; NVN-84359; 9-08807: TAS:14X5017]


Notice of Reopening of Public Comment Period To Prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Solar Millennium, LLC, 
Amargosa Farm Road Solar Energy Project, Nye County, Nevada

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is reopening the public 
comment period to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for 
the Proposed Solar Millennium, LLC, Amargosa Farm Road Solar Energy 
Project. A notice published in the Federal Register on Monday, July 13, 
2009 [74 FR 33458] provided for a

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public comment period ending on August 12, 2009.

DATES: On publication of this notice an additional 30-day scoping 
period will open for comments through October 19, 2009. Comments 
received during the interim time between scoping periods will be 
accepted.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments related to the project by any of the 
following methods:
     E-mail: solar_millennium@blm.gov.
     Fax: (702) 515-5023, Attn: Gregory Helseth.
     Mail: BLM, Las Vegas Field Office, Attn: Gregory Helseth, 
4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130-2301.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Helseth, Renewable Energy 
Project Manager, at (702) 515-5173; or e-mail at solar_millennium@blm.gov.

(Authority: 43 CFR Part 2800)

Ron Wenker,
State Director, Nevada.
[FR Doc. E9-22441 Filed 9-16-09; 8:45 am]
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