Cape Cod National Seashore; South Wellfleet, Massachusetts; Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission, 20380-20381 [2010-8972]

Download as PDF wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 20380 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 74 / Monday, April 19, 2010 / Notices following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public involvement activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the GSEP by any of the following methods: • E-mail: CAPSSolarNextEraFPL@blm.gov. • Mail or other delivery service: Allison Shaffer, Project Manager, Palm Springs South Coast Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 1201 Bird Center Drive, Palm Springs, California 92262. Copies of the GSEP Draft EIS/SA are available from the BLM at the above addresses. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Shaffer, BLM project manager, at (760) 833–7100. See also ADDRESSES above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NextEra Energy Resources has submitted a rightof-way (ROW) application to the BLM for development of the proposed GSEP on public lands, consisting of two concentrating solar electric generating power plants each producing 125 megawatts (MW) for a total output of approximately 250 MW of electricity at full development. The project would use a wet-cooling tower for power plant cooling. Water for the project (approximately 1,644 acre-feet per year) would be obtained from on-site wells. The project would include a 15-mile transmission line to the Colorado River Substation; 5.6 miles of this line would use the existing 230-kilovolt Blythe Energy Transmission Line. The total expected project footprint is about 1,800 acres of BLM-managed lands for the two power plants, and approximately 80 to 90 acres in support of ancillary facilities. The project is sited in an undeveloped area of the Sonoran Desert, near Ford Dry Lake, north of Interstate 10 in Riverside County, approximately 25 miles west of Blythe, California, on lands managed by the BLM. The BLM’s purpose and need for the GSEP is to respond to NextEra’s application for a ROW grant to construct, operate, and decommission a solar power facility on public lands in compliance with Title V of FLPMA (43 U.S.C. 1761), BLM ROW regulations, and other applicable Federal laws. The BLM will decide whether to grant, grant with modification, or deny a ROW to NextEra for the proposed GSEP. The BLM will also consider amending the CDCA Plan (1980, as amended) in this analysis. The VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:04 Apr 16, 2010 Jkt 220001 CDCA Plan, while recognizing the potential compatibility of solar generation facilities on public lands, requires that all sites proposed for power generation or transmission not identified in the Plan be considered through the BLM land use plan amendment process. If the BLM decides to grant a ROW for this project, the CDCA Plan would be amended as required. The proposed action is to authorize the GSEP and amend the CDCA Plan to designate the project area as available for solar energy projects. In addition to the proposed action, the BLM is analyzing an alternative that would reduce the project footprint by half, to approximately 900 acres of disturbance, by constructing only one power plant for a total output of 125 MW. The BLM is also analyzing a dry-cooling alternative. All three action alternatives would amend the CDCA Plan to designate the area as available for commercial solar energy development. As required under NEPA, the Draft EIS analyzes a No Action alternative that would not require a CDCA Plan amendment. The Draft EIS also analyzes alternatives that reject the project, but amend the CDCA Plan to either: (1) Designate the project area as available for future solar energy power generation projects; or (2) designate the project area as unavailable for future solar energy power generation projects. The BLM will take into consideration the provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and Secretarial Order 3283 Enhancing Renewable Energy Development on the Public Lands and Secretarial Order 3285 Renewable Energy Development by the Department of the Interior in responding to the NextEra application. The BLM has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the CEC to conduct a joint environmental review of solar thermal projects that are proposed on Federal land managed by the BLM. The BLM and CEC have agreed to conduct joint environmental review of the project in a single combined NEPA/California Environmental Quality Act process and document. The Draft EIS/SA analyzes site-specific impacts of the proposed project on air quality; biological, cultural, water, soil, visual, paleontological, and geological resources; recreation; land use; noise; public health; socioeconomics; and traffic and transportation. The Draft EIS/ SA also addresses hazardous materials handling, waste management, worker safety, fire protection, facility design engineering, efficiency, reliability, PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 transmission system engineering, transmission line safety, and nuisance. A Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS/ SA and Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment for the NextEra Genesis Solar Energy Project in Riverside County was published in the Federal Register on November 23, 2009 (74 FR 61167). The BLM held two public scoping meetings in Blythe, California, and Palm Desert, California, on December 10th and11th, 2009. The formal scoping period ended December 23, 2009. 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 1506.6, 1506.10, and 43 CFR 1610.2 Karla D. Norris, Associate Deputy State Director. [FR Doc. 2010–8905 Filed 4–16–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Cape Cod National Seashore; South Wellfleet, Massachusetts; Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission National Park Service, Interior. Two hundredth seventy-third notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App 1, Section 10) of a meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission. DATES: The meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission will be held on May 24, 2010 at 1 p.m. ADDRESSES: The Commission members will meet in the meeting room at Headquarters, 99 Marconi Station, Wellfleet, Massachusetts. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission was reestablished pursuant to Public Law 87–126 as amended by Public Law 105–280. The purpose of the Commission is to consult with the Secretary of the Interior, or his designee, with respect to matters relating to the E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 74 / Monday, April 19, 2010 / Notices development of Cape Cod National Seashore, and with respect to carrying out the provisions of sections 4 and 5 of the Act establishing the Seashore. The regular business meeting is being held to discuss the following: 1. Adoption of Agenda. 2. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting, (March 22, 2010). 3. Reports of Officers. 4. Reports of Subcommittees. 5. Superintendent’s Report. • • • • • • • • • • Update on Dune Shacks Improved Properties/Town Bylaws Herring River Wetland Restoration Wind Turbines/Cell Towers Shorebird Management Highlands Center Update Alternate Transportation funding Other construction projects Land Protection Salt Pond Visitor Center exhibit update • Storm Damage wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 6. Old Business. 7. New Business. 8. Date and agenda for next meeting. 9. Public comment. 10. Adjournment. The meeting is open to the public. It is expected that 15 persons will be able to attend the meeting in addition to Commission members. Interested persons may make oral/ written presentations to the Commission during the business meeting or file written statements. Such requests should be made to the park superintendent prior to the meeting. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Further information concerning the meeting may be obtained from the Superintendent, Cape Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667. April 6, 2010. George E. Price, Jr. Superintendent. [FR Doc. 2010–8972 Filed 4–16–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:04 Apr 16, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG) AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting (webinar conference call). SUMMARY: The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program (AMP) was implemented as a result of the Record of Decision on the Operation of Glen Canyon Dam Final Environmental Impact Statement to comply with consultation requirements of the Grand Canyon Protection Act (Pub. L. 102– 575) of 1992. The AMP includes a Federal advisory committee (AMWG), a technical work group (TWG), a monitoring and research center, and independent review panels. The AMWG makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior concerning Glen Canyon Dam operations and other management actions to protect resources downstream of Glen Canyon Dam consistent with the Grand Canyon Protection Act. The TWG is a subcommittee of the AMWG and provides technical advice and recommendations to the AMWG. DATE AND TIME: The May 6, 2010, AMWG meeting will begin at 2 p.m. (EDT), 12 p.m. (MDT), and 11 a.m. (PDT) and conclude three (3) hours later in the respective time zones. Conference Call Phone Number: The dial in number for the conference call is 203–320–3258; the pass code is: 1421568. The toll free number is: 888– 790–7012; the pass code is: 1421568. There will be limited ports available, so if you wish to participate, please contact Linda Whetton at 801–524–3880 by April 30, 2010, to register. Webex Webinar Information: In addition to the conference call line, a WebEx webinar has been set up for this meeting. The WebEx webinar Web site for the May 6, 2010 AMWG meeting is: https://usgs.webex.com/usgs/ j.php?ED=135461657& UID=1123935522. The WebEx webinar does not have audio functionality so if you plan to participate in the webinar, you must dial into the telephone number listed above. If you plan to participate in the meeting via WebEx, please ensure your system is able to connect by going to http://www.webex.com/lp/jointest/. You can also ‘‘take a tour’’ at http:// www.webex.com/go/quick_tour. A one hour ‘‘test run’’ will be conducted on Wednesday, April 21, PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20381 2010, at 2 p.m. (EDT), 12 p.m. (MDT), and 11 a.m. (PDT) to ensure that the connections work properly. The one hour test Web site is: https:// usgs.webex.com/usgs/ j.php?ED=135461697& UID=1123935637. Note: If you have difficulties accessing the test or AMWG meeting using the Web sites above, attendees can browse for the WebEx meeting from the main USGS WebEx page: http://usgs.webex.com. Enter ‘‘Glen Canyon Dam’’ in the search box at the top of the page, and then click on the meeting in which you would like to participate. Recognizing some computers may have difficulty accessing the platform, you are encouraged to call the WebEx number for technical assistance: 866– 229–3239. If you cannot do the test run, contact Mary Daugherty (928–556–7217) at the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center and arrange another time. To view a copy of the agenda and documents related to the above meeting, please visit Reclamation’s Web site at: http://www.usbr.gov/uc/rm/amp/amwg/ mtgs/10may06CC/index.html. ADDRESSES: Time will be allowed for any individual or organization wishing to make formal oral comments on the call. To allow for full consideration of information by the AMWG members, written notice must be provided to Dennis Kubly, Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office, 125 South State Street, Room 6107, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84138; telephone 801– 524–3715; facsimile 801–524–3858; email at dkubly@usbr.gov at least five (5) days prior to the call. Any written comments received will be provided to the AMWG members. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis Kubly, Bureau of Reclamation, telephone 801–524–3715; facsimile 801–524–3858; e-mail at dkubly@usbr.gov. The purpose of the conference call will be for the AMWG to review the AMP Proposed New Budget Process and Draft Budget for Fiscal Years 2011–12. Before including your name, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 74 (Monday, April 19, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20380-20381]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-8972]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Cape Cod National Seashore; South Wellfleet, Massachusetts; Cape 
Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Two hundredth seventy-third notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App 1, Section 
10) of a meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission.

DATES: The meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory 
Commission will be held on May 24, 2010 at 1 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Commission members will meet in the meeting room at 
Headquarters, 99 Marconi Station, Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission was reestablished pursuant to 
Public Law 87-126 as amended by Public Law 105-280. The purpose of the 
Commission is to consult with the Secretary of the Interior, or his 
designee, with respect to matters relating to the

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development of Cape Cod National Seashore, and with respect to carrying 
out the provisions of sections 4 and 5 of the Act establishing the 
Seashore.
    The regular business meeting is being held to discuss the 
following:
    1. Adoption of Agenda.
    2. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting, (March 22, 2010).
    3. Reports of Officers.
    4. Reports of Subcommittees.
    5. Superintendent's Report.

 Update on Dune Shacks
 Improved Properties/Town Bylaws
 Herring River Wetland Restoration
 Wind Turbines/Cell Towers
 Shorebird Management
 Highlands Center Update
 Alternate Transportation funding
 Other construction projects
 Land Protection
 Salt Pond Visitor Center exhibit update
 Storm Damage

    6. Old Business.
    7. New Business.
    8. Date and agenda for next meeting.
    9. Public comment.
    10. Adjournment.
    The meeting is open to the public. It is expected that 15 persons 
will be able to attend the meeting in addition to Commission members.
    Interested persons may make oral/written presentations to the 
Commission during the business meeting or file written statements. Such 
requests should be made to the park superintendent prior to the 
meeting. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Further information concerning the 
meeting may be obtained from the Superintendent, Cape Cod National 
Seashore, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667.

    April 6, 2010.
George E. Price, Jr.
Superintendent.
[FR Doc. 2010-8972 Filed 4-16-10; 8:45 am]
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