Notice of Availability of Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Updating Cumulative Effects Analysis for the Newmont Mining Corporation South Operations Area Project Amendment, Nevada, 38540 [2010-16031]

Download as PDF 38540 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 127 / Friday, July 2, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVE00000 L19900000.EX0000 241A; 10– 08807; MO#450012780; TAS: 14X1109] Notice of Availability of Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Updating Cumulative Effects Analysis for the Newmont Mining Corporation South Operations Area Project Amendment, Nevada emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended and the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko District Office prepared a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to update the cumulative effects analysis for Newmont Mining Corporation’s South Operations Area Project Amendment gold mine in Eureka and Elko counties, Nevada and by this Notice is announcing its availability. DATES: The BLM will not issue a final decision on the proposal for a minimum of 30 days after the date that the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its notice of availability in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Final Supplemental EIS are available for public inspection at the BLM Elko District Office, 3900 Idaho Street, Elko, Nevada 89801. Interested persons may also review the Final Supplemental EIS on the following Web site: http:// www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/ elko_field_office.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact Deb McFarlane, (775) 753–0200, or e-mail: Deb_McFarlane@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM signed a Record of Decision (ROD) for Newmont Mining Corporation’s South Operations Area Project Amendment (SOAPA), an open-pit gold mine located on the Carlin Trend in northeastern Nevada, on July 26, 2002. Four years of legal review resulted in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit partially reversing the ROD. The Final Supplemental EIS updates the analysis of some cumulative impacts including potential impacts to air quality, minerals, Native American and cultural resources, water, vegetation, grazing, recreation, noise, visual resources, wilderness resources, VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:27 Jul 01, 2010 Jkt 220001 threatened and endangered species, and socioeconomics. The SOAPA authorized Newmont Mining Corporation to mine an additional 350 feet below what had been previously authorized, to expand waste rock disposal facilities and leach facilities by 139 acres, to continue dewatering and ground water discharge to Maggie Creek, and to construct associated ancillary facilities. A Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplemental EIS Updating Cumulative Effects Analysis for the Newmont Mining Corporation South Operations Area Project Amendment, Nevada, was published in the Federal Register on March 7, 2007 [72 FR 10241]. The Notice of Availability for the Draft Supplemental EIS was published in the Federal Register on September 6, 2007 [72 FR 51249]. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6 and 1506.10. Kenneth E. Miller, Elko District Manager. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNVE00000 L19900000.EX0000 241A; 10-08807; MO450012780; TAS: 
14X1109]


Notice of Availability of Final Supplemental Environmental Impact 
Statement Updating Cumulative Effects Analysis for the Newmont Mining 
Corporation South Operations Area Project Amendment, Nevada

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, as amended and the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976, as 
amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko District Office 
prepared a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to 
update the cumulative effects analysis for Newmont Mining Corporation's 
South Operations Area Project Amendment gold mine in Eureka and Elko 
counties, Nevada and by this Notice is announcing its availability.

DATES: The BLM will not issue a final decision on the proposal for a 
minimum of 30 days after the date that the Environmental Protection 
Agency publishes its notice of availability in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Final Supplemental EIS are available for 
public inspection at the BLM Elko District Office, 3900 Idaho Street, 
Elko, Nevada 89801. Interested persons may also review the Final 
Supplemental EIS on the following Web site: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/elko_field_office.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact Deb 
McFarlane, (775) 753-0200, or e-mail: Deb_McFarlane@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM signed a Record of Decision (ROD) 
for Newmont Mining Corporation's South Operations Area Project 
Amendment (SOAPA), an open-pit gold mine located on the Carlin Trend in 
northeastern Nevada, on July 26, 2002. Four years of legal review 
resulted in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 
partially reversing the ROD. The Final Supplemental EIS updates the 
analysis of some cumulative impacts including potential impacts to air 
quality, minerals, Native American and cultural resources, water, 
vegetation, grazing, recreation, noise, visual resources, wilderness 
resources, threatened and endangered species, and socioeconomics.
    The SOAPA authorized Newmont Mining Corporation to mine an 
additional 350 feet below what had been previously authorized, to 
expand waste rock disposal facilities and leach facilities by 139 
acres, to continue dewatering and ground water discharge to Maggie 
Creek, and to construct associated ancillary facilities.
    A Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplemental EIS Updating 
Cumulative Effects Analysis for the Newmont Mining Corporation South 
Operations Area Project Amendment, Nevada, was published in the Federal 
Register on March 7, 2007 [72 FR 10241]. The Notice of Availability for 
the Draft Supplemental EIS was published in the Federal Register on 
September 6, 2007 [72 FR 51249].

    Authority:  40 CFR 1506.6 and 1506.10.

Kenneth E. Miller,
Elko District Manager.
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