Notice of Availability of Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Updating Cumulative Effects Analysis for the Newmont Mining Corporation Leeville Project, Nevada, 38539 [2010-16033]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 127 / Friday, July 2, 2010 / Notices have developed a Plan, which Reclamation has evaluated and preliminarily determined to meet the requirements of these Criteria. Reclamation is publishing this notice in order to allow the public to review the plans and comment on the preliminary determinations. Public comment on Reclamation’s preliminary (i.e., draft) determination is invited at this time. DATES: All public comments must be received by August 2, 2010. ADDRESSES: Please mail comments to Ms. Laurie Sharp, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP– 410, Sacramento, California 95825, or contact at 916–978–5232 (TDD 978– 5608), or e-mail at lsharp@usbr.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To be placed on a mailing list for any subsequent information, please contact Ms. Laurie Sharp at the e-mail address or telephone number above. 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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. If you wish to review a copy of these Plans, please contact Ms. Laurie Sharp to find the office nearest you. Dated: June 15, 2010. Richard J. Woodley, Regional Resources Manager, Mid-Pacific Region, Bureau of Reclamation. [FR Doc. 2010–16126 Filed 7–1–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVE00000 L19900000.EX0000 241A; 10– 08807; MO#4500012653; TAS: 14X1109] Notice of Availability of Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Updating Cumulative Effects Analysis for the Newmont Mining Corporation Leeville Project, Nevada 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 and 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 Leeville Project gold mine in Eureka and Elko counties, Nevada, and by this notice is announcing its availability. The project was authorized in 2002. 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 in the Federal Register. PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 38539 ADDRESSES: Copies of the Final Supplemental EIS are available for 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 Elko District Office 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_McFarlene@blm.gov. The BLM signed a Record of Decision (ROD) for Newmont Mining Corporation’s Leeville Project, an underground gold mine located on the Carlin Trend in northeastern Nevada, on September 25, 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 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 Leeville Project includes three main ore bodies located approximately 2,500 feet below ground’s surface. Newmont Mining Corporation is authorized to construct ancillary mine facilities, including construction of five shafts to access the ore bodies, shaft hoists, a waste rock disposal facility, refractory ore stockpiles, facilities to support mine dewatering, and facilities to support backfill operations. Surface disturbance totals 486 acres. A Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplemental EIS Updating Cumulative Effects Analysis for the Newmont Mining Corporation Leeville Project, Nevada, was published in the Federal Register on March 7, 2007 [72 FR 10241]. The Notice of Availability for the Draft Supplemental EIS for the Leeville Project was published in the Federal Register on September 6, 2007 [72 FR 51248]. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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; MO4500012653; 
TAS: 14X1109]


Notice of Availability of Final Supplemental Environmental Impact 
Statement Updating Cumulative Effects Analysis for the Newmont Mining 
Corporation Leeville Project, 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 and 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 Leeville Project gold mine in Eureka and Elko counties, 
Nevada, and by this notice is announcing its availability. The project 
was authorized in 2002.

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 in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Final Supplemental EIS are available for 
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 Elko District Office 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_McFarlene@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM signed a Record of Decision (ROD) 
for Newmont Mining Corporation's Leeville Project, an underground gold 
mine located on the Carlin Trend in northeastern Nevada, on September 
25, 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 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 Leeville Project includes three main ore bodies located 
approximately 2,500 feet below ground's surface. Newmont Mining 
Corporation is authorized to construct ancillary mine facilities, 
including construction of five shafts to access the ore bodies, shaft 
hoists, a waste rock disposal facility, refractory ore stockpiles, 
facilities to support mine dewatering, and facilities to support 
backfill operations. Surface disturbance totals 486 acres.
    A Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplemental EIS Updating 
Cumulative Effects Analysis for the Newmont Mining Corporation Leeville 
Project, Nevada, was published in the Federal Register on March 7, 2007 
[72 FR 10241]. The Notice of Availability for the Draft Supplemental 
EIS for the Leeville Project was published in the Federal Register on 
September 6, 2007 [72 FR 51248].

    Authority:  40 CFR 1506.6 and 1506.10.

Kenneth E. Miller,
Elko District Manager.
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