Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Pacific Solar Investments Inc., Amargosa North Solar Project, Nye County, NV, 66146-66147 [E9-29697]

Download as PDF 66146 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 238 / Monday, December 14, 2009 / Notices week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. Hillary Woods, Land Law Examiner, Land Transfer Adjudication I Branch. [FR Doc. E9–29690 Filed 12–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AA–6695–D, AA–6695–B2; LLAK–964000– L14100000–KC0000–P] Alaska Native Claims Selection Hillary Woods, Land Law Examiner, Land Transfer Adjudication I Branch. [FR Doc. E9–29691 Filed 12–11–09; 8:45 am] AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P SUMMARY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving the surface estate in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Port Graham Corporation, for the Native village of Port Graham. The lands are in the vicinity of Port Graham, Alaska, and are located in: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Seward Meridian, Alaska T. 7 S., R. 5 W., Secs. 7, 8, and 18. Containing approximately 1,090 acres. T. 7 S., R. 6 W., Secs. 12, 13, 25, and 36. Containing approximately 1,941 acres. T. 7 S., R. 7 W., Sec. 19. Containing approximately 248 acres. T. 7 S., R. 8 W., Secs. 25 and 36. Containing approximately 420 acres. Aggregating approximately 3,700 acres. The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Chugach Alaska Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Port Graham Corporation. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News. DATES: The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until January 13, 2010 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR Part 4, Subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:54 Dec 11, 2009 Jkt 220001 A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. ADDRESSES: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [F–22568, F–22569; LLAK–962000– L14100000–HY0000–P] Alaska Native Claims Selection AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. SUMMARY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving the conveyance of surface and subsurface estates for certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Doyon, Limited for 24.05 acres located north of the Native village of Beaver, Alaska. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Fairbanks Daily NewsMiner. DATES: The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until January 13, 2010 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4, subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Bureau of Land Management by phone PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. Dina L. Torres, Land Transfer Resolution Specialist, Resolution Branch. [FR Doc. E9–29692 Filed 12–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVSO0530.L51010000.ER0000. LVRWF09F8630; NVN–084465; 09–08807; TAS:14X5017] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Pacific Solar Investments Inc., Amargosa North Solar Project, Nye County, NV AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. SUMMARY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pahrump, Nevada Field Office intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a right-of-way (ROW) application submitted by Pacific Solar Investments, Inc. for a solar energy generation project. By this notice, the BLM is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public input on the identification of issues. DATES: Comments on this Notice of Intent may be submitted in writing until February 12, 2010. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media, newspapers, and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/ lvfo.html. In order to be considered by the BLM, comments must be received prior to the close of the scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. The BLM will provide additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of the Draft EIS. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Proposed Pacific Solar Investments Inc., Amargosa North Solar Project by any of the following methods: • E-mail: NorthSolar_Proj@blm.gov ; • Fax: (702) 515–5010 (attention Gregory Helseth); E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 238 / Monday, December 14, 2009 / Notices • Mail: Gregory Helseth, BLM Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130–2301; • In person: At any EIS public scoping meeting. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the BLM Southern Nevada District Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Helseth, Renewable Energy Project Manager, (702) 515–5173; or e-mail NorthSolar_Proj@blm.gov. You may also use this contact information to request that your name be added to the project mailing list. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pacific Solar Investments Inc. has requested a ROW authorization for the construction, operation, maintenance, and termination of a solar energy generation project. The proposed project would consist of solar photovoltaic panels, including an electrical transmission substation and switchyard facilities. The proposed solar energy project would produce approximately 150 megawatts of electricity, and would be located on approximately 7,500 acres of public lands in the Amargosa Valley, Nye County, Nevada. The purpose of the public scoping process is to ascertain the relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis and guide the process for developing the EIS, including the development of alternatives. The BLM has preliminarily identified the following resource issues: Threatened and endangered species, visual resource impacts, recreation impacts, and socioeconomic effects. 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 (16 U.S.C. 470f), as provided for in 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). Native American Tribal consultations will be conducted and tribal concerns, including potential impacts on Indian trust assets, will be given due consideration. Federal, state, and local agencies, along with other stakeholders that may be interested in or affected by the BLM’s decision on this project, are invited to participate in the scoping process. Federal, state, and local agencies may request or be asked by the BLM to participate as a cooperating agency. 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:54 Dec 11, 2009 Jkt 220001 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 1501.7. Patrick Putnam, Field Manager, Pahrump Field Office. [FR Doc. E9–29697 Filed 12–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 66147 Introduction With this notice, we initiate our process for developing a CCP for St. Johns NWR in Brevard County, Florida. This notice complies with our CCP policy to (1) Advise other Federal and State agencies, Tribes, and the public of our intention to conduct detailed planning on this refuge; and (2) obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to consider in the environmental document and during development of the CCP. Background Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–R–2009–N206; 40136–1265–0000– S3] St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge, Brevard County, FL AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment; request for comments. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and associated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). We provide this notice in compliance with our CCP policy to advise other Federal agencies, State agencies, Tribes, and the public of our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to consider in the planning process. DATES: To ensure consideration, we must receive your written comments by January 13, 2010. Special mailings, newspaper articles, and other media announcements will be used to inform the public and State and local government agencies of the opportunities for input throughout the planning process. A public scoping meeting will be held early in the CCP development process. The date, time, and place for the meeting will be announced in the local media and on the refuge’s Internet web site as follows: http://www.fws.gov/merrittisland/ subrefuges/SJ.html. ADDRESSES: Send comments, questions, and requests for more information to: Mr. Bill Miller, Wildlife Biologist, St. Johns NWR CCP, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, P.O. Box 2683, Titusville, FL 32781. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bill Miller; telephone: 561/715–0023; fax: 321/861–1276; E-mail: St.JohnsCCP@fws.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The CCP Process The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act (16 U.S.C. 668dd– 668ee), requires us to develop a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. The purpose in developing a CCP is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year strategy for achieving refuge purposes and contributing to the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System, consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and our policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving wildlife and their habitats, CCPs identify wildlifedependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, and environmental education and interpretation. We will review and update the CCP at least every 15 years in accordance with the Administration Act. Each unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System is established for specific purposes. We use these purposes as the foundation for developing and prioritizing the management goals and objectives for each refuge within the National Wildlife Refuge System, and to determine how the public can use each refuge. The planning process is a way for us and the public to evaluate management goals and objectives for the best possible conservation approach to this important wildlife habitat, while providing for wildlife-dependent recreation opportunities that are compatible with the refuge’s establishing purposes and the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Our CCP process provides participation opportunities for Tribal, State, and local governments; other agencies; organizations; and the public. At this time we encourage input in the form of issues, concerns, ideas, and suggestions for the future management of St. Johns NWR. The refuge’s Web site, E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1

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[FR Doc No: E9-29697]


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Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Proposed Pacific Solar Investments Inc., Amargosa North Solar 
Project, Nye County, NV

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 
Pahrump, Nevada Field Office intends to prepare an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) for a right-of-way (ROW) application submitted by 
Pacific Solar Investments, Inc. for a solar energy generation project. 
By this notice, the BLM is announcing the beginning of the scoping 
process to solicit public input on the identification of issues.

DATES: Comments on this Notice of Intent may be submitted in writing 
until February 12, 2010. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping 
meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local 
media, newspapers, and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo.html. In order to be considered by the BLM, comments must be 
received prior to the close of the scoping period or 15 days after the 
last public meeting, whichever is later. The BLM will provide 
additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of 
the Draft EIS.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Proposed Pacific 
Solar Investments Inc., Amargosa North Solar Project by any of the 
following methods:
     E-mail: NorthSolar_Proj@blm.gov ;
     Fax: (702) 515-5010 (attention Gregory Helseth);

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     Mail: Gregory Helseth, BLM Southern Nevada District 
Office, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130-2301;
     In person: At any EIS public scoping meeting.

Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the BLM 
Southern Nevada District Office.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Helseth, Renewable Energy 
Project Manager, (702) 515-5173; or e-mail NorthSolar_Proj@blm.gov. 
You may also use this contact information to request that your name be 
added to the project mailing list.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pacific Solar Investments Inc. has requested 
a ROW authorization for the construction, operation, maintenance, and 
termination of a solar energy generation project. The proposed project 
would consist of solar photovoltaic panels, including an electrical 
transmission substation and switchyard facilities. The proposed solar 
energy project would produce approximately 150 megawatts of 
electricity, and would be located on approximately 7,500 acres of 
public lands in the Amargosa Valley, Nye County, Nevada.
    The purpose of the public scoping process is to ascertain the 
relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental 
analysis and guide the process for developing the EIS, including the 
development of alternatives. The BLM has preliminarily identified the 
following resource issues: Threatened and endangered species, visual 
resource impacts, recreation impacts, and socioeconomic effects.
    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 (16 U.S.C. 470f), as provided for in 
36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). Native American Tribal consultations will be 
conducted and tribal concerns, including potential impacts on Indian 
trust assets, will be given due consideration. Federal, state, and 
local agencies, along with other stakeholders that may be interested in 
or affected by the BLM's decision on this project, are invited to 
participate in the scoping process. Federal, state, and local agencies 
may request or be asked by the BLM to participate as a cooperating 
agency.
    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: 40 CFR 1501.7.

Patrick Putnam,
Field Manager, Pahrump Field Office.
[FR Doc. E9-29697 Filed 12-11-09; 8:45 am]
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