Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Disposition of the Former Bureau of Mines Twin Cities Research Center Main Campus, Minnesota, 68072-68073 [E9-30356]

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VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:01 Dec 21, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 × Hours per response 1.181 = Burden hours 3,900 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Disposition of the Former Bureau of Mines Twin Cities Research Center Main Campus, Minnesota SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(c), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for disposition of the former Bureau of Mines Twin Cities Research Center Main Campus (Center), Hennepin County, Minnesota. DATES: The final EIS will remain available for public review for 30 days following the publishing of the notice of availability in the Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ADDRESSES: Copies of the final EIS are available from the Superintendent, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Suite 105, 111 Kellogg Boulevard East, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101; telephone 651–290–4160. You may also view the document via the Internet through the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment Web site (https://parkplanning.nps.gov); simply click on the link to Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NPS prepared a draft EIS for the Center. The draft was made available for public review for 60 days (August 25–October 24, 2007) during which time the NPS distributed over 275 copies of the draft. The draft was also made available at the park offices, on the Internet, and at area libraries. Based on several requests for greater time to review and comment on E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 22, 2009 / Notices the document, the NPS extended the comment period 30 days to November 27, 2007. By the close of the official comment period, a total of 509 comments on the draft EIS were received via oral comments, written letters, e-mail, and through the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment system. Public and Agency comments addressed future management authorities, impacts to cultural and historical resources, interpretation of the Center’s history, and restoration of the Center to more natural conditions, as well as pointing out factual errors and shortcomings of the draft EIS. The Notice of Availability for the draft EIS also solicited written proposals for the future use of the Center property. Public Law 104–134 included provisions which would allow the transfer of the Center property to a local, State, or Tribal government or university entity. At the close of the comment period, six written proposals were received from qualified Agencies for the transfer of the Center property. Finally, the draft EIS did not identify the preferred alternative because at the time of its release, the Department of the Interior had not indicated a preference. The final EIS identifies the preferred alternative as alternative D. Under alternative D, the Federal Government would manage and bear the costs for modification of all or part of the land, structures, or other improvements prior to conveyance or retention of the Center. Following completion of the modifications, the property would be disposed through transfer to a university or nonfederal government entity without restrictions (alternative B), transfer to a university or nonfederal government entity with restrictions (alternative C), or retention by the Federal Government for use such as those described under the three conceptual land-use scenarios. Under the preferred alternative, the preferred land use scenario is open space/park. Contact Superintendent Paul Labovitz, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, at the address or telephone number above. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dated: October 21, 2009. David N. Given, Acting Regional Director, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. 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DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by February 22, 2010. We will hold two public scoping meetings: 1. Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 7–9 p.m., Fortuna, CA. 2. Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 7–9 p.m., Eureka, CA. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68073 Public Meeting Locations 1. Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at the Riverlodge, 1800 Riverwalk Drive Fortuna, CA 95540. 2. Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at the Wharfinger Building, #1 Marina Way, Eureka, CA 95501. EIS Preparation and NEPA Process: Address any information, written comments or questions related to the preparation of the EIS and NEPA process to Mr. James Bond, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521. Alternatively, you may fax written comments to 707– 822–8411. Comments we receive will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours (Monday through Friday; 8–4:30 p.m.) at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James Bond, at the Arcata address above, or by telephone: 707–822–7201; fax: 707–822–8411; or e-mail: james_bond@fws.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with section 10(a)(2)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), Shell Wind Energy is preparing a habitat conservation plan in support of an application for a permit from USFWS to incidentally take the marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus), and northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) in connection with the construction, operation and decommissioning of the Bear River Ridge Wind Power Project in Humboldt County, California. Both the marbled murrelet and the northern spotted owl are listed as threatened species under the Act. To facilitate a consistency determination under the California Endangered Species Act from the California Department of Fish and Game for the proposed project, the Plan is also expected to include the yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) and willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) as covered species. Background Shell Wind Energy proposes to construct, operate, and decommission the Bear River Wind Power Project in Humboldt County, California. The Bear River Wind Power Project would be located on private property, primarily along the Bear River Ridge within the northern Coast Ranges around Cape Mendocino in Humboldt County, California. Shell Wind Energy has obtained long-term agreements (wind leases) with local landowners to develop the property for the wind energy project. The project area is currently used primarily for agriculture E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement for Disposition of the Former Bureau of Mines Twin Cities 
Research Center Main Campus, Minnesota

SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(c), the National Park Service 
(NPS) announces the availability of a final Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) for disposition of the former Bureau of Mines Twin 
Cities Research Center Main Campus (Center), Hennepin County, 
Minnesota.

DATES: The final EIS will remain available for public review for 30 
days following the publishing of the notice of availability in the 
Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the final EIS are available from the 
Superintendent, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Suite 
105, 111 Kellogg Boulevard East, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101; telephone 
651-290-4160. You may also view the document via the Internet through 
the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment Web site (https://parkplanning.nps.gov); simply click on the link to Mississippi National 
River and Recreation Area.

Supplementary Information: The NPS prepared a draft EIS for the Center. 
The draft was made available for public review for 60 days (August 25-
October 24, 2007) during which time the NPS distributed over 275 copies 
of the draft. The draft was also made available at the park offices, on 
the Internet, and at area libraries. Based on several requests for 
greater time to review and comment on

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the document, the NPS extended the comment period 30 days to November 
27, 2007.
    By the close of the official comment period, a total of 509 
comments on the draft EIS were received via oral comments, written 
letters, e-mail, and through the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public 
Comment system. Public and Agency comments addressed future management 
authorities, impacts to cultural and historical resources, 
interpretation of the Center's history, and restoration of the Center 
to more natural conditions, as well as pointing out factual errors and 
shortcomings of the draft EIS.
    The Notice of Availability for the draft EIS also solicited written 
proposals for the future use of the Center property. Public Law 104-134 
included provisions which would allow the transfer of the Center 
property to a local, State, or Tribal government or university entity. 
At the close of the comment period, six written proposals were received 
from qualified Agencies for the transfer of the Center property.
    Finally, the draft EIS did not identify the preferred alternative 
because at the time of its release, the Department of the Interior had 
not indicated a preference. The final EIS identifies the preferred 
alternative as alternative D. Under alternative D, the Federal 
Government would manage and bear the costs for modification of all or 
part of the land, structures, or other improvements prior to conveyance 
or retention of the Center.
    Following completion of the modifications, the property would be 
disposed through transfer to a university or nonfederal government 
entity without restrictions (alternative B), transfer to a university 
or nonfederal government entity with restrictions (alternative C), or 
retention by the Federal Government for use such as those described 
under the three conceptual land-use scenarios. Under the preferred 
alternative, the preferred land use scenario is open space/park.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Superintendent Paul Labovitz, 
Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, at the address or 
telephone number above.

    Dated: October 21, 2009.
David N. Given,
Acting Regional Director, Midwest Region.
[FR Doc. E9-30356 Filed 12-21-09; 8:45 am]
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