Cachuma Lake Resource Management Plan, Santa Barbara County, CA, 28056-28057 [2010-11994]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 28056 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 96 / Wednesday, May 19, 2010 / Notices alternative management approaches and identify all possible measures to avoid or minimize harm; an ‘‘environmentally preferred’’ alternative will also be identified. Early in this scoping period the NPS will distribute a GMP newsletter to neighboring communities, state and federal agencies, associated American Indian tribes, County commissioners, local organizations, researchers and institutions, the Congressional delegation, and other interested members of the public. In addition, five public scoping meetings will be hosted during May 17–21, 2010, to provide opportunities for interested persons to learn about the proposed update of the GMP. Specific times and locations will be announced in the local and regional media, and details will be included in the GMP newsletter and also posted on the project Web site http:// www.nps.gov/jotr (details may also be obtained by telephone, as noted below). Scoping Comments and Dates: General park information requests or requests to be added to the GMP mailing list should be directed to Karin Messaros, Management Assistant, Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua, 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, California 92277. Telephone: (706) 367–5512. General information about Joshua Tree National Park is also available on the internet at http:// www.nps.gov/jotr. If you wish to provide relevant information or suggest any issues to be considered in updating the GMP, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods: (1) Mail comments to Management Assistant Karen Messaros (address as noted above); (2) transmit via the internet to karin_messaros@nps.gov or http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/jotr; (3) handdeliver comments to park headquarters at Joshua Tree National Park, 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, California 92277, or deliver at any of the public meetings. All written comments must be postmarked or transmitted not later than August 31, 2010. 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. Decision Process: Following due consideration of all public and agency comments as may be forthcoming; a VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 May 18, 2010 Jkt 220001 draft EIS/GMP will be prepared. Availability would be announced through the Federal Register as well as via direct mailing, Web site postings, and through local and regional press media. After an opportunity for public review, a final EIS/GMP would be prepared. As a delegated EIS, the official responsible for the final decision on the plan update is the Regional Director, Pacific West Region; subsequently the official responsible for implementation of the updated GMP would be the Superintendent, Joshua Tree National Park. Dated: April 5, 2010. Cicely A. Muldoon, Acting Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. 2010–11955 Filed 5–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–EK–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Cachuma Lake Resource Management Plan, Santa Barbara County, CA AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has made available the Final EIS for the Cachuma Lake Resource Management Plan (RMP). The RMP involves alternatives for future use of the project area for recreation and resource protection and management. A Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS was published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2008 (73 FR 43472). The written comment period on the Draft EIS ended on September 23, 2008. On October 9, 2008 a notice was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 59669) extending the comment period on the Draft EIS until October 31, 2008. The Final EIS contains responses to all comments received and reflects comments and any additional information received during the Draft EIS review period. DATES: Reclamation will not make a decision on the proposed action until at least 30 days after release of the Final EIS. After the 30-day wait period, Reclamation will complete a Record of Decision (ROD). The ROD will state the action that will be implemented and will discuss all factors leading to the decision. Send requests for a compact disc copy of the Final EIS to Mr. Jack ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Collins, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721. Copies of the Final RMP/EIS will be available at: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ nepa/ nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=283. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for locations where copies of the Final EIS are available. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jack Collins, Bureau of Reclamation, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at (559) 349–4544 (TDD (559) 487– 5933) or jwcollins@usbr.gov. Cachuma Lake is an existing reservoir formed by Bradbury Dam, and located in Santa Barbara County, California. The dam, which provides irrigation, domestic, and municipal and industrial water supplies to the City of Santa Barbara, Goleta Water District, Montecito Water District, Carpinteria Valley Water District, and Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District, was constructed in the 1950s. The Cachuma Project has delivered an average of 25,000 acre-feet per year over the past 45 years and encompasses approximately 9,250 acres. In 1956, operation and maintenance of the Cachuma project was transferred from Reclamation to the Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board. Reclamation still retains ownership of all project facilities and is responsible for the operation of the dam. The RMP will have a planning horizon of 20 years. The new RMP would: (1) Ensure safe storage and timely delivery of highquality water to users while enhancing natural resources and recreational opportunities; (2) protect natural resources while educating the public about the value of good stewardship; (3) provide recreational opportunities to meet the demands of a growing, diverse population; (4) ensure recreational diversity and the quality of the experience; and (5) provide the updated management considerations for establishing a new management agreement with the managing partner. The Final EIS is a program-level analysis of the potential environmental impacts associated with adoption of the RMP. The Final EIS outlines the formulation and evaluation of alternatives designed to address these issues by representing the varied interests present at the Plan Area and identifies Alternative 2 (Enhancement) as the Preferred Alternative. The RMP is intended to be predominately selfmitigating through implementation of RMP management actions and strategies, and the EIS also includes SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 96 / Wednesday, May 19, 2010 / Notices measures intended to reduce the adverse effects of the RMP. Copies of the Final EIS are available at the following locations: • Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Regional Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 94825. • Bureau of Reclamation, SouthCentral California Area Office, 1243 N. Street, Fresno, CA 93721. • Cachuma Lake State Recreation Area, Highway 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93454. • Santa Maria Public Library, Central Location, 420 South Broadway Avenue, Santa Maria, CA 93454. • Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. • Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO 80225. • Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240–0001. Before including your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in any correspondence, you should be aware that your entire correspondence— including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you ask us in your correspondence to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: April 21, 2010. David W. Gore, Assistant Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region. on a pro rata cost sharing basis in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DATES: This notice of invitation will be published in the Rock Springs Daily Rocket-Miner once each week for 2 consecutive weeks beginning the week of May 17, 2010, and in the Federal Register. Any party electing to participate in this exploration program must send written notice to both the BLM and Bridger Coal Company, as provided in the ADDRESSES section below, no later than 30 days after publication of this invitation in the Federal Register. [LLIDB00000 L17110000.PH0000 LXSS024D0000] Copies of the exploration plan are available for review during normal business hours in the following offices (serialized under number WYW179009): Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003; and, Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, WY 82901. The written notice to participate should be sent to the following addresses: Bridger Coal Company, c/o Interwest Mining Company, Attn: Scott Child, 1407 West North Temple, Suite 310, Salt Lake City, UT 84116, and the Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, Branch of Solid Minerals, Attn: Mavis Love, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003. ADDRESSES: [FR Doc. 2010–11994 Filed 5–18–10; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mavis Love, Land Law Examiner, at 307–775–6258. BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the exploration program is to obtain structural and quality information of the coal. The Federal coal resources included in the exploration license application are located in the following described lands: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWY922000–L13200000–EL0000, WYW179009] Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application WYW179009, Wyoming jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Invitation to Participate in Coal Exploration License. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, and to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulations, all interested parties are hereby invited to participate with Bridger Coal Company VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 May 18, 2010 Jkt 220001 28057 T. 22 N., R. 101 W., 6th P.M., Wyoming Sec. 34: W1⁄2. Containing 320 acres, more or less, in Sweetwater County, WY. The proposed exploration program is fully described and will be conducted pursuant to an exploration plan to be approved by the BLM. Authority: 43 CFR 3410.2–1(c)(1). Larry Claypool, Deputy State Director, Minerals and Lands. [FR Doc. 2010–11995 Filed 5–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Land Management Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Council to the Boise District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Boise District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will hold a meeting as indicated below. DATES: The meeting will be held June 9, 2010 at the Boise District Offices beginning at 9 a.m. and adjourning at 4:30 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend. A comment period will be held following the Field Office Updates. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: MJ Byrne, Public Affairs Officer and RAC Coordinator, BLM Boise District, 3948 Development Ave., Boise, ID 83705, Telephone (208) 384–3393. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in southwestern Idaho. Items on the agenda will include reports by the RAC’s Resource Management Plan, Off Highway Vehicle and Transportation Management, and Permit Renewal/Litigation subgroups. Updates on the status of Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) projects in the Boise District, and on actions related to the implementation of the Owyhee Public Lands Management Act (OMA) will be provided. Field Office managers will provide highlights for discussion on activities in their offices. Agenda items and location may change due to changing circumstances. All RAC meetings are open to the public. The public may present written or oral comments to members of the Council. At each full RAC meeting, time is provided in the agenda for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, should E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 96 (Wednesday, May 19, 2010)]
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[Pages 28056-28057]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Cachuma Lake Resource Management Plan, Santa Barbara County, CA

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS).

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, the Bureau 
of Reclamation (Reclamation) has made available the Final EIS for the 
Cachuma Lake Resource Management Plan (RMP). The RMP involves 
alternatives for future use of the project area for recreation and 
resource protection and management.
    A Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS was published in the 
Federal Register on July 25, 2008 (73 FR 43472). The written comment 
period on the Draft EIS ended on September 23, 2008. On October 9, 2008 
a notice was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 59669) extending 
the comment period on the Draft EIS until October 31, 2008. The Final 
EIS contains responses to all comments received and reflects comments 
and any additional information received during the Draft EIS review 
period.

DATES: Reclamation will not make a decision on the proposed action 
until at least 30 days after release of the Final EIS. After the 30-day 
wait period, Reclamation will complete a Record of Decision (ROD). The 
ROD will state the action that will be implemented and will discuss all 
factors leading to the decision.

ADDRESSES: Send requests for a compact disc copy of the Final EIS to 
Mr. Jack Collins, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 
93721.
    Copies of the Final RMP/EIS will be available at: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=283. See the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for locations where copies of the 
Final EIS are available.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jack Collins, Bureau of 
Reclamation, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at (559) 349-4544 
(TDD (559) 487-5933) or jwcollins@usbr.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Cachuma Lake is an existing reservoir formed 
by Bradbury Dam, and located in Santa Barbara County, California. The 
dam, which provides irrigation, domestic, and municipal and industrial 
water supplies to the City of Santa Barbara, Goleta Water District, 
Montecito Water District, Carpinteria Valley Water District, and Santa 
Ynez River Water Conservation District, was constructed in the 1950s. 
The Cachuma Project has delivered an average of 25,000 acre-feet per 
year over the past 45 years and encompasses approximately 9,250 acres. 
In 1956, operation and maintenance of the Cachuma project was 
transferred from Reclamation to the Cachuma Operation and Maintenance 
Board. Reclamation still retains ownership of all project facilities 
and is responsible for the operation of the dam. The RMP will have a 
planning horizon of 20 years.
    The new RMP would: (1) Ensure safe storage and timely delivery of 
high-quality water to users while enhancing natural resources and 
recreational opportunities; (2) protect natural resources while 
educating the public about the value of good stewardship; (3) provide 
recreational opportunities to meet the demands of a growing, diverse 
population; (4) ensure recreational diversity and the quality of the 
experience; and (5) provide the updated management considerations for 
establishing a new management agreement with the managing partner.
    The Final EIS is a program-level analysis of the potential 
environmental impacts associated with adoption of the RMP. The Final 
EIS outlines the formulation and evaluation of alternatives designed to 
address these issues by representing the varied interests present at 
the Plan Area and identifies Alternative 2 (Enhancement) as the 
Preferred Alternative. The RMP is intended to be predominately self-
mitigating through implementation of RMP management actions and 
strategies, and the EIS also includes

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measures intended to reduce the adverse effects of the RMP.
    Copies of the Final EIS are available at the following locations:
     Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Regional 
Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 94825.
     Bureau of Reclamation, South-Central California Area 
Office, 1243 N. Street, Fresno, CA 93721.
     Cachuma Lake State Recreation Area, Highway 154, Santa 
Barbara, CA 93454.
     Santa Maria Public Library, Central Location, 420 South 
Broadway Avenue, Santa Maria, CA 93454.
     Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu Street, 
Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
     Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, 
Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO 80225.
     Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the 
Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 
20240-0001.
    Before including your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, 
or other personal identifying information in any correspondence, you 
should be aware that your entire correspondence--including your 
personal identifying information--may be made publicly available at any 
time. While you ask us in your correspondence to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.

    Dated: April 21, 2010.
David W. Gore,
Assistant Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region.
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