Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Tonopah Solar Energy Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, Nye County, NV, 72836-72837 [2010-29782]

Download as PDF 72836 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 227 / Friday, November 26, 2010 / Notices • The accuracy of the burden hour estimate; • Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden to respondents, including use of automated information, collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this IC. 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 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. Dated: November 19, 2010. 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Robert Gordon, NPS, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–29698 Filed 11–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–70–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVB00000 L51010000.ER0000 LVRWF0900380 241A; 11–08807; MO#4500018794; TAS: 14X5017] Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Tonopah Solar Energy Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, Nye County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 227 / Friday, November 26, 2010 / Notices 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 Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, Nye County, Nevada, and by this notice is announcing its availability. DATES: The BLM will not issue a final decision on the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project for a minimum of 30 days from the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its notice of availability in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Copies of the 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 upon request from the BLM Tonopah Field Office, 1553 So. Main Street, P.O. Box 911, Tonopah, Nevada 89049, phone: (775) 482–7800; and at the Battle Mountain District Office, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, Nevada 89820, phone: (775) 635–4000; or by e-mail request to: crescent_dunes@blm.gov. Interested persons may also view the Final EIS at the following Web site: http:// www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/ battle_mountain_field.html. Copies of the Final EIS are available for public inspection at the following Nevada locations: • BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, Nevada 89502 • BLM Battle Mountain District Office, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, Nevada 89820 • BLM Tonopah Field Office, 1553 South Main, Tonopah, Nevada 89049 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Coward, phone: (775) 482– 7830; address: BLM Tonopah Field Office, 1553 South Main Street, P.O. Box 911, Tonopah, Nevada 89049; or email: Timothy_Coward@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tonopah Solar Energy, LLC applied to the BLM for a 7,680-acre right-of-way (ROW) on public lands to construct a concentrated solar thermal power plant facility approximately 13 miles northwest of Tonopah in the southern portion of Big Smoky Valley, north of U.S. Highway 95/6 along the Gabbs Pole Line Road (State Highway 89). The facility is expected to operate for about 30 years and have a nominal capacity of 110 megawatts. The proposed solar power project will use concentrated solar thermal power technology, which uses heliostats with mirrors to direct sunlight on a tower VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:32 Nov 24, 2010 Jkt 223001 erected in the center of the solar field. A heat transfer fluid is heated as it passes through the receiver tower and is then circulated through a series of heat exchangers to generate steam. The steam is used to power a conventional steam turbine to generate electricity. The exhaust steam from the turbine is condensed and returned via feedwater pumps to the heat exchangers where the steam is generated again. A combination of dry and wet (hybrid) cooling processes are to be used for this project to minimize water use while continuing to maintain efficient power generation. The project’s proposed design includes the heliostat fields, a 653-foot tall central receiver tower, the power block, buildings, parking and laydown areas, evaporating ponds, and an access road. A single overhead 230-kilovolt transmission line will connect the plant to the nearby Anaconda Moly substation. The Final EIS describes and analyzes the proposed project’s site-specific impacts on air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, visual resources, water resources, geological resources, paleontological resources, land use, noise, soils, public health, socioecononomics, traffic and transportation, waste management, hazardous materials handling, worker safety, fire protection, facility design engineering, transmission system engineering, and transmission line safety. Three action alternatives were analyzed in addition to the No Action Alternative. On September 3, 2010, the BLM published the Notice of Availability for the Draft EIS for this project in the Federal Register (75 FR 54177). The BLM held two public meetings and accepted public comment through email, mail, public meetings, and by telephone. A total of 23 comments were received from individuals, organizations, and agencies. The nature of the comments did not necessitate major changes in the Draft EIS. Therefore, an abbreviated Final EIS was prepared addressing responses to the comments, including an errata section with specific modifications and corrections to the Draft EIS made in response to the comments following the standards of 40 CFR 1503.49(c). These comments addressed effects on air quality, ‘‘Dark Sky’’ attributes, and viewsheds; water use concerns; wildlife and kangaroo mouse mitigation; and social and economic issues, particulary job opportunities. Concerns raised during the review are addressed, and specific responses provided in the Final EIS. PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72837 Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6 and 1506.10. Thomas J. Seley, Manager, Tonopah Field Office. [FR Doc. 2010–29782 Filed 11–22–10; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLES956000–L14200000–BJ0000– LXSITRST0000] Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Alabama, Florida, and North Carolina. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States office in Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States, 7450 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, Virginia 22153. Attn: Cadastral Survey. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The surveys were requested by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The lands surveyed are: SUMMARY: St. Stephens Meridian, Alabama T. 1 N., R. 6 E. The plat of survey represents the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines, and the survey of a tract of land held in trust for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, in Township 1 North, Range 6 East, of the St. Stephens Meridian, in the State of Alabama, and was accepted September 27, 2010. T. 5 N., R. 6 E. The plat of survey represents the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivision of Section 26, and the survey of parcel no. 6, land held in trust for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, in Township 5 North, Range 6 East, of the St. Stephens Meridian, in the State of Alabama, and was accepted September 27, 2010. Tallahassee Meridian, Florida T. 5 N., R 33 W. The plat of survey represents the dependent resurvey of a portion of the North boundary, a portion of the subdivisional lines, the survey of the subdivision of Section 5, and the survey of Parcel No. 5, land held in trust for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, in Township 5 North, Range 33 West, of the Tallahassee Meridian, in the State of Florida, and was accepted September 27, 2010. E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1

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Bureau of Land Management

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Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement 
for the Tonopah Solar Energy Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, Nye 
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

[[Page 72837]]

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 Crescent Dunes Solar 
Energy Project, Nye County, Nevada, and by this notice is announcing 
its availability.

DATES: The BLM will not issue a final decision on the Crescent Dunes 
Solar Energy Project for a minimum of 30 days from the date the 
Environmental Protection Agency publishes its notice of availability in 
the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the 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 upon request from the BLM 
Tonopah Field Office, 1553 So. Main Street, P.O. Box 911, Tonopah, 
Nevada 89049, phone: (775) 482-7800; and at the Battle Mountain 
District Office, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, Nevada 89820, phone: 
(775) 635-4000; or by e-mail request to: crescent_dunes@blm.gov. 
Interested persons may also view the Final EIS at the following Web 
site: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/battle_mountain_field.html. 
Copies of the Final EIS are available for public inspection at the 
following Nevada locations:
     BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, 
Nevada 89502
     BLM Battle Mountain District Office, 50 Bastian Road, 
Battle Mountain, Nevada 89820
     BLM Tonopah Field Office, 1553 South Main, Tonopah, Nevada 
89049

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Coward, phone: (775) 482-7830; 
address: BLM Tonopah Field Office, 1553 South Main Street, P.O. Box 
911, Tonopah, Nevada 89049; or e-mail: Timothy_Coward@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tonopah Solar Energy, LLC applied to the BLM 
for a 7,680-acre right-of-way (ROW) on public lands to construct a 
concentrated solar thermal power plant facility approximately 13 miles 
northwest of Tonopah in the southern portion of Big Smoky Valley, north 
of U.S. Highway 95/6 along the Gabbs Pole Line Road (State Highway 89). 
The facility is expected to operate for about 30 years and have a 
nominal capacity of 110 megawatts.
    The proposed solar power project will use concentrated solar 
thermal power technology, which uses heliostats with mirrors to direct 
sunlight on a tower erected in the center of the solar field. A heat 
transfer fluid is heated as it passes through the receiver tower and is 
then circulated through a series of heat exchangers to generate steam. 
The steam is used to power a conventional steam turbine to generate 
electricity. The exhaust steam from the turbine is condensed and 
returned via feedwater pumps to the heat exchangers where the steam is 
generated again. A combination of dry and wet (hybrid) cooling 
processes are to be used for this project to minimize water use while 
continuing to maintain efficient power generation.
    The project's proposed design includes the heliostat fields, a 653-
foot tall central receiver tower, the power block, buildings, parking 
and laydown areas, evaporating ponds, and an access road. A single 
overhead 230-kilovolt transmission line will connect the plant to the 
nearby Anaconda Moly substation.
    The Final EIS describes and analyzes the proposed project's site-
specific impacts on air quality, biological resources, cultural 
resources, visual resources, water resources, geological resources, 
paleontological resources, land use, noise, soils, public health, 
socioecononomics, traffic and transportation, waste management, 
hazardous materials handling, worker safety, fire protection, facility 
design engineering, transmission system engineering, and transmission 
line safety.
    Three action alternatives were analyzed in addition to the No 
Action Alternative.
    On September 3, 2010, the BLM published the Notice of Availability 
for the Draft EIS for this project in the Federal Register (75 FR 
54177). The BLM held two public meetings and accepted public comment 
through e-mail, mail, public meetings, and by telephone. A total of 23 
comments were received from individuals, organizations, and agencies. 
The nature of the comments did not necessitate major changes in the 
Draft EIS. Therefore, an abbreviated Final EIS was prepared addressing 
responses to the comments, including an errata section with specific 
modifications and corrections to the Draft EIS made in response to the 
comments following the standards of 40 CFR 1503.49(c).
    These comments addressed effects on air quality, ``Dark Sky'' 
attributes, and viewsheds; water use concerns; wildlife and kangaroo 
mouse mitigation; and social and economic issues, particulary job 
opportunities. Concerns raised during the review are addressed, and 
specific responses provided in the Final EIS.

    Authority:  40 CFR 1506.6 and 1506.10.

Thomas J. Seley,
Manager, Tonopah Field Office.
[FR Doc. 2010-29782 Filed 11-22-10; 4:15 pm]
BILLING CODE 4310-HC-P