San Carlos Irrigation Project, Arizona, 53332-53333 [2010-21642]

Download as PDF 53332 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 168 / Tuesday, August 31, 2010 / Notices As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision approving the conveyance of the surface estate for certain lands to K’oyitl’ots’ina, Limited, Successor in Interest to Hadohdleekaga, Incorporated, for the Native village of Hughes, Alaska, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Doyon, Limited, when the surface estate is conveyed to K’oyitl’ots’ina, Limited. The lands are in the vicinity of Hughes, Alaska, and are located in: SUMMARY: Kateel River Meridian, Alaska T. 9 N., R. 23 E., Sec. 5. Containing 549.52 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the decision may appeal the decision within the following time limits: 1. Unknown parties, parties unable to be located after reasonable efforts have been expended to locate, parties who fail or refuse to sign their return receipt, and parties who receive a copy of the decision by regular mail which is not certified, return receipt requested, shall have until September 30, 2010 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4, subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. DATES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. ADDRESSES: The BLM by phone at 907–271–5960, by email at ak.blm.conveyance@blm.gov, or by telecommunication device (TDD) through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Reclamation [AA–11144; LLAK–962000–L14100000– HY0000–P] Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. AGENCY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision to Chugach Alaska Corporation. The decision will approve the conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The lands are located southwest of Cordova, Alaska, aggregating 23.28 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News. DATES: Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the decision may appeal the decision within the following time limits: 1. Unknown parties, parties unable to be located after reasonable efforts have been expended to locate, parties who fail or refuse to sign their return receipt, and parties who receive a copy of the decision by regular mail which is not certified, return receipt requested, shall have until September 30, 2010 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4, subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The BLM by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TDD) may contact the BLM by calling the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. SUMMARY: Barbara Opp Waldal, Land Law Examiner, Land Transfer Adjudication I Branch. [FR Doc. 2010–21707 Filed 8–30–10; 8:45 am] Dina L. Torres, Land Transfer Resolution Specialist, Branch of Preparation and Resolution. [FR Doc. 2010–21705 Filed 8–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:33 Aug 30, 2010 BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 San Carlos Irrigation Project, Arizona Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and notice of public scoping meeting. AGENCY: The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, announces its intent to prepare an EIS pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, on the rehabilitation of San Carlos Irrigation Project (SCIP) water delivery facilities near the communities of Casa Grande, Coolidge, and Florence in Pinal County, Arizona. SCIP canals convey irrigation water from the Gila River and Central Arizona Project (CAP) to agricultural lands in the San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage District (SCIDD) and Gila River Indian Community. The EIS will evaluate alternatives for rehabilitation of existing facilities and construction of new facilities to meet the objectives of the Gila River Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Agreement, as amended, pursuant to Title II of the Arizona Water Settlements Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108–451). DATES: Written comments on the scope of the EIS will be accepted until October 18, 2010. A scoping meeting will be held to solicit public input on the scope of the environmental document, alternatives, concerns, and issues to be addressed in the EIS. The scoping meeting will be a 4-hour open house. The meeting will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2010, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Coolidge, Arizona. ADDRESSES: The public scoping meeting will be held at the Coolidge Police Department, City Council Chambers, 911 South Arizona Boulevard, Coolidge, Arizona. Send written comments on the scope of the EIS to Mr. John McGlothlen, Bureau of Reclamation, 6150 West Thunderbird Road, Glendale, Arizona 85306; or e-mail at jmcglothlen@usbr.gov. Those not desiring to submit comments or suggestions at this time, but who would like to receive a copy of the Scoping Notice and/or EIS, should write to the address given above. Scoping information will also be available on Reclamation’s Phoenix Area Office Web site at http:// www.usbr.gov/lc/phoenix. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John McGlothlen at 623–773–6256, or e-mail at jmcglothlen@usbr.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 168 / Tuesday, August 31, 2010 / Notices srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The purpose of the proposed action is to conserve water, reduce maintenance requirements and associated costs, and improve service to SCIDD and Gila River Indian Community lands. The SCIP system has more than 95 miles of main canals that are unlined, and water losses from infiltration and evapotranspiration are significant. The long length and large cross section of the canal system relative to the service area, combined with the system’s age, make operating and maintaining the facilities challenging. Rehabilitation and modernization of canals will conserve water and reduce maintenance requirements by shortening the length of the conveyance system needed to serve SCIDD and Gila River Indian Community lands. In addition, provisions for increased storage and modernized measurement and control will improve service to customers while providing additional avenues for water conservation. The proposed action includes the reconstruction and lining of major canals, such as the Florence-Casa Grande, Casa Grande, and North Side canals, and construction of new check structures and cross-drainage features. The existing Florence Canal and Florence-Casa Grande Canal Extension would be converted to drainage and recharge channels to protect rehabilitated canals and associated project lands. These conversions would reduce the size of the main water delivery system and reduce maintenance requirements. A new canal would be constructed to connect the rehabilitated Florence-Casa Grande Canal with the rehabilitated Casa Grande Canal. The project would also include relocating laterals or placing short reaches of laterals in pipeline to accommodate changes in land use within the SCIDD service area. Alternatives currently under consideration include: • Construction and repair of wells adjacent to the North Side Canal to allow delivery of a combination of groundwater and Gila River water to the SCIDD service area. • Construction and repair of wells adjacent to the North Side Canal to allow delivery of only groundwater to the SCIDD service area. • Implementation of an exchange agreement between SCIDD and the Central Arizona Water Conservation District to allow delivery of CAP water to rehabilitated North Side Canal facilities through proposed interties with the CAP Aqueduct. The exchange VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:33 Aug 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 agreement would also allow flexibility during rehabilitation of the FlorenceCasa Grande Canal and facilitate longterm operational reliability of the SCIP system. • Construction of mid-system and lower-system reservoirs to store irrigation water. Sites presently under consideration may also afford suitable conditions for hydropower generation. A portion of the water that is conserved from lining SCIP canals would be made available to the Secretary of the Interior for exchange with water stored in the San Carlos Reservoir to maintain a permanent minimum pool in the reservoir for fish and wildlife. Water that is exchanged for this purpose would be retained in the San Carlos Reservoir and not released to the Gila River. Indian trust assets associated with the proposed action consist of Gila River water conveyed through SCIP facilities to the Gila River Indian Community and conserved water that is retained in the San Carlos Reservoir to maintain a minimum pool. Special Assistance for Public Scoping Meeting If special assistance is required at the scoping meeting, please contact Ms. Jessie Haragara at 623–773–6251, or email at jharagara@usbr.gov. Please notify Ms. Haragara at least 2 weeks in advance of the meeting to enable Reclamation to secure the needed services. If a request cannot be honored, the requestor will be notified. Public Disclosure 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 indentifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: August 25, 2010. Lorri Gray-Lee, Regional Director, Lower Colorado Region. [FR Doc. 2010–21642 Filed 8–30–10; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLAK920000–L19100000–BJ0000– LRCS46810000] Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Alaska AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Alaska. SUMMARY: The Alaska State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Anchorage, Alaska, must receive comments on or before September 30, 2010. DATES: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office; 222 W. 7th Ave., Stop 13; Anchorage, AK 99513–7599. ADDRESS: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen B. Hamrick, 907–271–5481, fax 907–271–4549, e-mail shamrick@blm.gov. This survey of an Indian Allotment held in trust status and located approximately 18 miles northerly of Talkeetna, Alaska, was executed at the request of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Alaska Region. The lands surveyed are: The dependent resurvey and subdivision of the SW1/4 of the SE1/4 of section 32, Township 29 North, Range 5 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska, into Lots 5, 6 and 7. The plat will be available for viewing in the BLM Public Room located on the first floor of the Federal Building; 222 W. 7th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99513– 7599. Copies may be obtained for a minimum recovery fee. The plat will not be officially filed until the day after BLM has accepted or dismissed all protests and they have become final, including decisions on appeals. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 43 U.S.C. 3; 53. BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P PO 00000 53333 Stephen B. Hamrick, Chief Cadastral Surveyor. [FR Doc. 2010–21640 Filed 8–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 168 (Tuesday, August 31, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53332-53333]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-21642]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


San Carlos Irrigation Project, Arizona

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS) and notice of public scoping meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, 
announces its intent to prepare an EIS pursuant to the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, on the rehabilitation of 
San Carlos Irrigation Project (SCIP) water delivery facilities near the 
communities of Casa Grande, Coolidge, and Florence in Pinal County, 
Arizona. SCIP canals convey irrigation water from the Gila River and 
Central Arizona Project (CAP) to agricultural lands in the San Carlos 
Irrigation and Drainage District (SCIDD) and Gila River Indian 
Community.
    The EIS will evaluate alternatives for rehabilitation of existing 
facilities and construction of new facilities to meet the objectives of 
the Gila River Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Agreement, as 
amended, pursuant to Title II of the Arizona Water Settlements Act of 
2004 (Pub. L. 108-451).

DATES: Written comments on the scope of the EIS will be accepted until 
October 18, 2010.
    A scoping meeting will be held to solicit public input on the scope 
of the environmental document, alternatives, concerns, and issues to be 
addressed in the EIS. The scoping meeting will be a 4-hour open house. 
The meeting will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2010, 10 a.m.-2 
p.m., Coolidge, Arizona.

ADDRESSES: The public scoping meeting will be held at the Coolidge 
Police Department, City Council Chambers, 911 South Arizona Boulevard, 
Coolidge, Arizona.
    Send written comments on the scope of the EIS to Mr. John 
McGlothlen, Bureau of Reclamation, 6150 West Thunderbird Road, 
Glendale, Arizona 85306; or e-mail at jmcglothlen@usbr.gov.
    Those not desiring to submit comments or suggestions at this time, 
but who would like to receive a copy of the Scoping Notice and/or EIS, 
should write to the address given above. Scoping information will also 
be available on Reclamation's Phoenix Area Office Web site at http://www.usbr.gov/lc/phoenix.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John McGlothlen at 623-773-6256, 
or e-mail at jmcglothlen@usbr.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The purpose of the proposed action is to conserve water, reduce 
maintenance requirements and associated costs, and improve service to 
SCIDD and Gila River Indian Community lands. The SCIP system has more 
than 95 miles of main canals that are unlined, and water losses from 
infiltration and evapotranspiration are significant. The long length 
and large cross section of the canal system relative to the service 
area, combined with the system's age, make operating and maintaining 
the facilities challenging. Rehabilitation and modernization of canals 
will conserve water and reduce maintenance requirements by shortening 
the length of the conveyance system needed to serve SCIDD and Gila 
River Indian Community lands. In addition, provisions for increased 
storage and modernized measurement and control will improve service to 
customers while providing additional avenues for water conservation.
    The proposed action includes the reconstruction and lining of major 
canals, such as the Florence-Casa Grande, Casa Grande, and North Side 
canals, and construction of new check structures and cross-drainage 
features. The existing Florence Canal and Florence-Casa Grande Canal 
Extension would be converted to drainage and recharge channels to 
protect rehabilitated canals and associated project lands. These 
conversions would reduce the size of the main water delivery system and 
reduce maintenance requirements. A new canal would be constructed to 
connect the rehabilitated Florence-Casa Grande Canal with the 
rehabilitated Casa Grande Canal. The project would also include 
relocating laterals or placing short reaches of laterals in pipeline to 
accommodate changes in land use within the SCIDD service area.
    Alternatives currently under consideration include:
     Construction and repair of wells adjacent to the North 
Side Canal to allow delivery of a combination of groundwater and Gila 
River water to the SCIDD service area.
     Construction and repair of wells adjacent to the North 
Side Canal to allow delivery of only groundwater to the SCIDD service 
area.
     Implementation of an exchange agreement between SCIDD and 
the Central Arizona Water Conservation District to allow delivery of 
CAP water to rehabilitated North Side Canal facilities through proposed 
interties with the CAP Aqueduct. The exchange agreement would also 
allow flexibility during rehabilitation of the Florence-Casa Grande 
Canal and facilitate long-term operational reliability of the SCIP 
system.
     Construction of mid-system and lower-system reservoirs to 
store irrigation water. Sites presently under consideration may also 
afford suitable conditions for hydropower generation.
    A portion of the water that is conserved from lining SCIP canals 
would be made available to the Secretary of the Interior for exchange 
with water stored in the San Carlos Reservoir to maintain a permanent 
minimum pool in the reservoir for fish and wildlife. Water that is 
exchanged for this purpose would be retained in the San Carlos 
Reservoir and not released to the Gila River.
    Indian trust assets associated with the proposed action consist of 
Gila River water conveyed through SCIP facilities to the Gila River 
Indian Community and conserved water that is retained in the San Carlos 
Reservoir to maintain a minimum pool.

Special Assistance for Public Scoping Meeting

    If special assistance is required at the scoping meeting, please 
contact Ms. Jessie Haragara at 623-773-6251, or e-mail at 
jharagara@usbr.gov. Please notify Ms. Haragara at least 2 weeks in 
advance of the meeting to enable Reclamation to secure the needed 
services. If a request cannot be honored, the requestor will be 
notified.

Public Disclosure

    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 indentifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Dated: August 25, 2010.
Lorri Gray-Lee,
Regional Director, Lower Colorado Region.
[FR Doc. 2010-21642 Filed 8-30-10; 8:45 am]
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