Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the NextLight Renewable Power, LLC, Silver State Solar Project, Clark County, NV, 57286-57287 [2010-23334]

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[FR Doc. 2010–23424 Filed 9–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVS03000 L51010000.ER0000 LVRWF09 F8770 241A; 10–08807; MO# 4500014131; TAS: 14X5017] Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the NextLight Renewable Power, LLC, Silver State Solar Project, Clark County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: 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) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Silver State Solar Project, Clark County, Nevada, and by this notice is announcing its availability. DATES: The BLM will not issue a final decision on the Silver State Solar Project 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 Silver State Solar Project Final EIS will be mailed to individuals, agencies, organizations, or companies who previously requested copies or who responded to the BLM on the Draft EIS. Printed copies or a compact disc of the Final EIS are available on request from the BLM Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130, phone (702) 515–5000, or e-mail: nextlight_primm_nv_sep@blm.gov. Interested persons may also review the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Final EIS at the following Web site: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo/ blm_programs/energy.html. Copies of the Final EIS are available for public inspection at the following locations: • BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, Nevada. • BLM Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Helseth, Renewable Energy Project Manager, phone: (702) 515– 5173; address: BLM Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130; e-mail: Gregory_Helseth@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NextLight Renewable Power, LLC, applied to the BLM for a right-of-way on public lands to construct a solar photovoltaic (PV) facility approximately 2 miles southeast of Primm, Nevada, in Clark County. As originally proposed, the project included 6,320 acres of BLM managed lands and was expected to operate for approximately 50 years. The proposed project would be capable of producing 400 megawatts of electricity. The solar field and infrastructure would consist of fixed panels, an underground and overhead electrical power collection system, two step-up transformers, 230-kilovolt (kV) and 220kV transmission lines, an operation and maintenance area, a switchyard, paved access and maintenance roads, flood and drainage controls, and a fire break. The Final EIS describes and analyzes site-specific impacts of the proposed project on air quality; biological, cultural, water, soil, visual, paleontological, and geological resources; recreation; land use; noise; public health; socioeconomics; and traffic and transportation. The Final EIS analyzes three alternatives, including the no action alternative (Alternative 1) and 2 action alternatives. Alternative 2, the proposed action and the BLM’s preferred alternative, would disturb up to 2,967 acres of BLM managed land and would include the use of berms to reduce erosion. Alternative 3 would disturb up to 4,818 acres of BLM managed land and would employ an alternate drainage and flood control design to control erosion. The Final EIS describes the different types of solar arrays and trackers that were considered and their respective impacts. On April 16, 2010, the BLM published the Notice of Availability for the Draft EIS for this project in the Federal Register [75 FR19990]. The BLM held 3 public meetings and accepted written comments during a 45-day comment E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 181 / Monday, September 20, 2010 / Notices period. Comments primarily addressed concerns with tortoise mitigation, groundwater drawdown, visual resource management, and air quality/dust control during construction. Comments on the Draft EIS received from the public and internal BLM review were considered and are incorporated as appropriate into the Final EIS. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6 and 1506.10. Robert B. 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The plat, in 1 sheet, representing the corrective dependent resurvey of a portion of the section line between sections 12 and 13, the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines, a portion of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Sep 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 subdivision of sections 11 and 13, and the adjusted original meanders of the former left bank of the Missouri River, downstream, through sections 11 and 13, the subdivision of sections 11 and 13, and the survey of the meanders of the present left bank of the Missouri River and an informative traverse, downstream, through portions of sections 11 and 13 and certain division of accretion lines in Township 27 North, Range 52 East, Principal Meridian, Montana, was accepted September 3, 2010. We will place a copy of the plat, in 1 sheet, and related field notes we described in the open files. They will be available to the public as a matter of information. If the BLM receives a protest against this survey, as shown on this plat, in 1 sheet, prior to the date of the official filing, we will stay the filing pending our consideration of the protest. We will not officially file this plat, in 1 sheet, until the day after we have accepted or dismissed all protests and they have become final, including decisions or appeals. Authority: 43 U.S.C. Chap. 3. Dated: September 14, 2010. James D. Claflin, Chief Cadastral Surveyor, Division of Resources. [FR Doc. 2010–23379 Filed 9–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh, WI National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate a cultural item in the possession of the Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh, WI, that meets the definition of unassociated funerary object under 25 U.S.C. 3001. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the cultural item. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. The cultural item is a partially reconstructed and undecorated shell- PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57287 tempered ceramic bowl, 8 cm high and 12 cm in diameter. The bowl was reconstructed and labeled ‘‘47/WN/139 Vessel Q’’ by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. After reconstruction, the University returned the bowl to the landowner, Gerald Lee. According to the Wisconsin State site report (47–WN–139) the bowl is a small undecorated shell-tempered pot that was found in 1971. It was found in association with an adult burial on the property of Gerald Lee in Poygan, WI, and the burial was reburied at St. Thomas Cemetery, Omro, WI. The Oshkosh Public Museum accessioned the bowl on April 27, 2010, after Dennis Lee, son of Gerald Lee, donated the bowl to the museum. The Wisconsin State site report lists the cultural affiliation for the Gerald Lee site as Late Woodland, Oneota and Unknown Prehistoric. The vessel is identified as Oneota by Carol L. Mason in ‘‘Site Survey of Upland and Endangered Areas of Winnebago and Green Lake Counties,’’ (Reports of Investigations, Number 6, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1995, p. A–11). In response to notification letters sent by the Oshkosh Public Museum, the HoChunk Nation has claimed the bowl. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 181 (Monday, September 20, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57286-57287]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-23334]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNVS03000 L51010000.ER0000 LVRWF09 F8770 241A; 10-08807; MO 
4500014131; TAS: 14X5017]


Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement for the NextLight Renewable Power, LLC, Silver State Solar 
Project, Clark County, NV

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) has prepared a 
Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Silver State Solar 
Project, Clark County, Nevada, and by this notice is announcing its 
availability.

DATES: The BLM will not issue a final decision on the Silver State 
Solar Project 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 Silver State Solar Project Final EIS will be 
mailed to individuals, agencies, organizations, or companies who 
previously requested copies or who responded to the BLM on the Draft 
EIS. Printed copies or a compact disc of the Final EIS are available on 
request from the BLM Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 N. Torrey 
Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130, phone (702) 515-5000, or e-mail: 
nextlight_primm_nv_sep@blm.gov. Interested persons may also review 
the Final EIS at the following Web site: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo/blm_programs/energy.html. Copies of the Final EIS are 
available for public inspection at the following locations:
     BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, 
Nevada.
     BLM Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines 
Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Helseth, Renewable Energy 
Project Manager, phone: (702) 515-5173; address: BLM Southern Nevada 
District Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130; 
e-mail: Gregory_Helseth@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NextLight Renewable Power, LLC, applied to 
the BLM for a right-of-way on public lands to construct a solar 
photovoltaic (PV) facility approximately 2 miles southeast of Primm, 
Nevada, in Clark County. As originally proposed, the project included 
6,320 acres of BLM managed lands and was expected to operate for 
approximately 50 years. The proposed project would be capable of 
producing 400 megawatts of electricity.
    The solar field and infrastructure would consist of fixed panels, 
an underground and overhead electrical power collection system, two 
step-up transformers, 230-kilovolt (kV) and 220-kV transmission lines, 
an operation and maintenance area, a switchyard, paved access and 
maintenance roads, flood and drainage controls, and a fire break.
    The Final EIS describes and analyzes site-specific impacts of the 
proposed project on air quality; biological, cultural, water, soil, 
visual, paleontological, and geological resources; recreation; land 
use; noise; public health; socioeconomics; and traffic and 
transportation.
    The Final EIS analyzes three alternatives, including the no action 
alternative (Alternative 1) and 2 action alternatives. Alternative 2, 
the proposed action and the BLM's preferred alternative, would disturb 
up to 2,967 acres of BLM managed land and would include the use of 
berms to reduce erosion. Alternative 3 would disturb up to 4,818 acres 
of BLM managed land and would employ an alternate drainage and flood 
control design to control erosion. The Final EIS describes the 
different types of solar arrays and trackers that were considered and 
their respective impacts.
    On April 16, 2010, the BLM published the Notice of Availability for 
the Draft EIS for this project in the Federal Register [75 FR19990]. 
The BLM held 3 public meetings and accepted written comments during a 
45-day comment

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period. Comments primarily addressed concerns with tortoise mitigation, 
groundwater drawdown, visual resource management, and air quality/dust 
control during construction.
    Comments on the Draft EIS received from the public and internal BLM 
review were considered and are incorporated as appropriate into the 
Final EIS.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6 and 1506.10.

Robert B. Ross, Jr.,
Las Vegas Field Manager.
[FR Doc. 2010-23334 Filed 9-14-10; 4:15 pm]
BILLING CODE 4310-HC-P