Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment and Notice of Public Hearing for the Sage Creek Holdings, LLC, Federal Coal Lease Application, COC-74219, 49512-49513 [2010-19918]

Download as PDF 49512 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 156 / Friday, August 13, 2010 / Notices Dated: July 30, 2010. David H. Stevens, Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner. Bureau of Land Management [LLCO–921000–L13200000–EL0000– LVELC10CC770; COC–74219] [FR Doc. 2010–20068 Filed 8–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment and Notice of Public Hearing for the Sage Creek Holdings, LLC, Federal Coal Lease Application, COC–74219 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. AGENCY: Notice. This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective Date: August 13, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Ezzell, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7262, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 708–1234; TTY number for the hearing- and speechimpaired (202) 708–2565, (these telephone numbers are not toll-free), or call the toll-free Title V information line at 800–927–7588. In accordance with the December 12, 1988 court order in National Coalition for the Homeless v. Veterans Administration, No. 88–2503–OG (D.D.C.), HUD publishes a Notice, on a weekly basis, identifying unutilized, underutilized, excess and surplus Federal buildings and real property that HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. Today’s Notice is for the purpose of announcing that no additional properties have been determined suitable or unsuitable this week. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 5, 2010. Mark R. Johnston, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability and notice of public hearing. AGENCY: [Docket No. FR–5375–N–31] ACTION: [FR Doc. 2010–19744 Filed 8–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P In accordance with the Federal coal management regulations, the Sage Creek Holdings, LLC Federal Coal Lease-By-Application (LBA) Environmental Assessment (EA) is available for public review and comment. The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Office will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the EA, Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), Fair Market Value (FMV), and Maximum Economic Recovery (MER) of the coal resources for Sage Creek Holdings, LLC LBA COC– 74219. SUMMARY: The public hearing will be held at 6 p.m., September 27, 2010. Written comments should be received no later than October 27, 2010. ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be held at the BLM Little Snake Field Office (BLM/LSFO) 455 Emerson St., Craig, Colorado 81625. Written comments should be sent to Jennifer Maiolo at the same address. You may also send Jennifer Maiolo a fax at 970– 826–5002 or e-mail Jennifer_Maiolo@blm.gov. Copies of the EA, FONSI, and MER report are available at the field office address above. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 16:35 Aug 12, 2010 Jkt 220001 Kurt M. Barton at (303) 239–3714, Kurt_Barton@blm.gov, or Jennifer Maiolo at (970) 826–5077, Jennifer_Maiolo@blm.gov. An LBA was filed by Sage Creek Holdings, LLC. The coal resource to be offered is limited to coal recoverable by underground mining methods. The Federal coal is in the lands outside established coal production regions and may supplement the reserves at the Sage Creek Mine. The Federal coal resources are located in Routt County, Colorado. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Sixth Principal Meridian T. 5 N., R. 87 W., Sec. 21, NE1/4NE1/4; VerDate Mar<15>2010 Sec. 22, N1/2, NW1/4SW1/4. These lands contain 400 acres, more or less. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The EA addresses the cultural, socioeconomic, environmental, and cumulative impacts that would likely result from leasing these coal lands. Two alternatives are addressed in the EA: Alternative 1: (Proposed Action) The tracts would be leased as requested in the application; and Alternative 2: (No Action) The application would be rejected or denied. The Federal coal reserves would be bypassed. Proprietary data marked as confidential may be submitted to the BLM in response to this solicitation of public comments. Data so marked shall be treated in accordance with the laws and regulations governing the confidentiality of such information. A copy of the comments submitted by the public on the EA, FONSI, FMV, and MER, except those portions identified as proprietary by the author and meeting exemptions stated in the Freedom of Information Act, will be available for public inspection at the BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield, Lakewood, Colorado, 80215, during regular business hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Monday through Friday. Comments on the EA, FMV, and MER should address, but not necessarily be limited to, the following: 1. The quality and quantity of the coal resources; 2. The method of mining to be employed to obtain MER of the coal, including specifications of the seams to be mined, timing and rate of production, restriction to mining, and the inclusion of the tracts in an existing mining operation; and 3. The FMV appraisal including, but not limited to, the evaluation of the tract as an incremental unit of an existing mine, quality and quantity of the coal resource, selling price of the coal, mining and reclamation costs, net present value discount factors, depreciation and other tax accounting factors, value of the surface estate, the mining method or methods, and any comparable sales data on similar coal lands. The values given above may or may not change as a result of comments received from the public and changes in market conditions between now and when final economic evaluations are completed. Written comments on the EA, MER, and FMV should be sent to Jennifer Maiolo at the above address prior to close of business October 27, 2010. Substantive comments, whether written E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 156 / Friday, August 13, 2010 / Notices or oral, will receive equal consideration prior to any lease offering. 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. The forgoing is published in the Federal Register pursuant to 43 CFR 3422 and 3425. Helen Hankins, State Director. [FR Doc. 2010–19918 Filed 8–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Ione Band of Miwok Indians 228.04-Acre Fee-to-Trust Land Transfer and Casino Project, Amador County, California Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the National Indian Gaming Commission, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and the City of Plymouth as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) with the USEPA for the approval of a 228.04-acre trust acquisition and casino project in the City of Plymouth and unincorporated Amador County, California, and that the FEIS is now available for public review. The purpose of the proposed action is to establish a land base and help provide for the economic development of the Tribe. DATES: The Record of Decision on the proposed action will be issued on or after September 13, 2010. Comments on the FEIS will be accepted until September 13, 2010. ADDRESSES: Mail or hand carry written comments to Dale Risling, Acting Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pacific Region, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for directions on submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Rydzik, (916) 978–6051. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Aug 12, 2010 Jkt 220001 The Tribe has requested that the BIA take into trust 228.04 acres of land, on which the Tribe proposes to construct a casino, hotel, parking areas and other facilities. The proposed project is located partially within the City of Plymouth and partially within unincorporated Amador County, just off State Route 49. The proposed project includes the development of a 120,000 square-foot gaming facility, a 166,500 square-foot hotel and a 30,000 square-foot event/ conference center on the 228.04-acre site. The gaming facility would include a casino floor, food and beverage areas (consisting of a buffet, specialty restaurant, bar, and coffee bar), meeting space, guest support services, offices, and security area. The five-story hotel facility would have 250 guest rooms and the event/conference center would have seating for 1,200 people. Access to the casino would be provided from State Route 49. Project alternatives considered in the FEIS include: (A) Proposed project; (B) a reduced casino with hotel alternative; (C) a reduced casino alternative; (D) a retail development alternative; and (E) no action. Alternative A has been selected as the Preferred Alternative, as discussed in the FEIS. The alternatives are intended to assist the review of the issues presented, but the Preferred Alternative does not necessarily reflect what the final decision will be, because a complete evaluation of the criteria listed in 25 CFR part 151 may lead to a final decision that selects an alternative other than the Preferred Alternative, including no action, or that selects a variant of the Preferred or another of the alternatives analyzed in the FEIS. Environmental issues addressed in the FEIS include land resources, water resources, air quality, biological resources, cultural and paleontological resources, socioeconomic conditions, environmental justice, transportation and circulation, land use, public services, noise, hazardous materials, visual resources, cumulative effects, indirect effects, and mitigation measures. The BIA has afforded other government agencies and the public extensive opportunity to participate in the preparation of this EIS. The BIA published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare the EIS for the proposed action in the Federal Register on November 7, 2003 (67 FR 63127). The BIA held a public scoping meeting on November 19, 2003 at the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth. On January 20, 2004, the BIA published a supplemental NOI in the Federal SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49513 Register to announce an additional public scoping hearing that was held on February 4, 2004, at the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth (69 FR 2728). A Notice of Availability for the Draft EIS (DEIS) was published in the Federal Register on April 18, 2008 (73 FR 21150) and in the Amador Ledger Dispatch on April 22, and May 20, 2008. The DEIS was available for public comment from April 18 to July 2, 2008. The BIA held a public hearing on the DEIS on May 21, 2008, at the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth. Directions for Submitting Comments Please include your name, return address, and the caption, ‘‘FEIS Comments, Ione Band of Miwok Indians, Land Transfer and Casino Project,’’ on the first page of your written comments. Public Availability of the FEIS The FEIS will be available for review at the Amador County Library, 530 Sutter Street, Jackson, CA and the Plymouth City Hall, 9426 Main Street, Plymouth, CA. General information for the Amador County Library can be obtained by calling (209) 223–6400. For information on Plymouth City Hall, please call (209) 245–6941. The FEIS is also available on the following Web site: http://www.ioneeis.com. To obtain a compact disk copy of the FEIS, please provide your name and address by voicemail to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice or in writing to John Rydzik at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Note, however, individual paper copies of the FEIS will be provided upon payment of applicable printing expenses by the requestor for the number of copies requested. Public Comment Availability Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the mailing address shown in the ADDRESSES section, during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. 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. E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLCO-921000-L13200000-EL0000-LVELC10CC770; COC-74219]


Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment and Notice 
of Public Hearing for the Sage Creek Holdings, LLC, Federal Coal Lease 
Application, COC-74219

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability and notice of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal coal management regulations, 
the Sage Creek Holdings, LLC Federal Coal Lease-By-Application (LBA) 
Environmental Assessment (EA) is available for public review and 
comment. The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management 
(BLM) Colorado State Office will hold a public hearing to receive 
comments on the EA, Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), Fair 
Market Value (FMV), and Maximum Economic Recovery (MER) of the coal 
resources for Sage Creek Holdings, LLC LBA COC-74219.

DATES: The public hearing will be held at 6 p.m., September 27, 2010. 
Written comments should be received no later than October 27, 2010.

ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be held at the BLM Little Snake 
Field Office (BLM/LSFO) 455 Emerson St., Craig, Colorado 81625. Written 
comments should be sent to Jennifer Maiolo at the same address. You may 
also send Jennifer Maiolo a fax at 970-826-5002 or e-mail Jennifer_Maiolo@blm.gov. Copies of the EA, FONSI, and MER report are available 
at the field office address above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kurt M. Barton at (303) 239-3714, 
Kurt_Barton@blm.gov, or Jennifer Maiolo at (970) 826-5077, Jennifer_Maiolo@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An LBA was filed by Sage Creek Holdings, 
LLC. The coal resource to be offered is limited to coal recoverable by 
underground mining methods. The Federal coal is in the lands outside 
established coal production regions and may supplement the reserves at 
the Sage Creek Mine. The Federal coal resources are located in Routt 
County, Colorado.

Sixth Principal Meridian

T. 5 N., R. 87 W.,
    Sec. 21, NE1/4NE1/4;
    Sec. 22, N1/2, NW1/4SW1/4.

    These lands contain 400 acres, more or less.

    The EA addresses the cultural, socioeconomic, environmental, and 
cumulative impacts that would likely result from leasing these coal 
lands. Two alternatives are addressed in the EA:
    Alternative 1: (Proposed Action) The tracts would be leased as 
requested in the application; and
    Alternative 2: (No Action) The application would be rejected or 
denied. The Federal coal reserves would be bypassed.
    Proprietary data marked as confidential may be submitted to the BLM 
in response to this solicitation of public comments. Data so marked 
shall be treated in accordance with the laws and regulations governing 
the confidentiality of such information. A copy of the comments 
submitted by the public on the EA, FONSI, FMV, and MER, except those 
portions identified as proprietary by the author and meeting exemptions 
stated in the Freedom of Information Act, will be available for public 
inspection at the BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield, Lakewood, 
Colorado, 80215, during regular business hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) 
Monday through Friday.
    Comments on the EA, FMV, and MER should address, but not 
necessarily be limited to, the following:
    1. The quality and quantity of the coal resources;
    2. The method of mining to be employed to obtain MER of the coal, 
including specifications of the seams to be mined, timing and rate of 
production, restriction to mining, and the inclusion of the tracts in 
an existing mining operation; and
    3. The FMV appraisal including, but not limited to, the evaluation 
of the tract as an incremental unit of an existing mine, quality and 
quantity of the coal resource, selling price of the coal, mining and 
reclamation costs, net present value discount factors, depreciation and 
other tax accounting factors, value of the surface estate, the mining 
method or methods, and any comparable sales data on similar coal lands. 
The values given above may or may not change as a result of comments 
received from the public and changes in market conditions between now 
and when final economic evaluations are completed.
    Written comments on the EA, MER, and FMV should be sent to Jennifer 
Maiolo at the above address prior to close of business October 27, 
2010. Substantive comments, whether written

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or oral, will receive equal consideration prior to any lease offering. 
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.
    The forgoing is published in the Federal Register pursuant to 43 
CFR 3422 and 3425.

Helen Hankins,
State Director.
[FR Doc. 2010-19918 Filed 8-12-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-JB-P