Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Report/Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Southern California Edison Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project, California and Nevada, 80068-80069 [2010-31970]

Download as PDF 80068 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 21, 2010 / Notices Frequency of Response: Once annually. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,451 hours. Dated: December 14, 2010. Alvin Foster, Acting Chief Information Officer—Indian Affairs. You may contact Sarah Bickford at 541–471– 6694. Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) on 1–800–877– 8339 You may also contact Ms. Bickford to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the regulations and forms that require this collection of information. [FR Doc. 2010–31982 Filed 12–20–10; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [L61400000.ER00000.LLOR936000; OMB Control Number 1004–0168] Renewal of Approved Information Collection Bureau of Land Management. 30-day Notice and Request for Comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a 3-year extension of OMB Control Number 1004–0168 under the Paperwork Reduction Act. This control number includes paperwork requirements in regulations that provide for the management of tramroads and logging roads over public lands administered by the BLM in western Oregon, including the Revested Oregon and California (O. and C.) Railroad Grant Lands and Reconveyed Coos Bay Wagon Road (CBWR) lands. DATES: The OMB is required to respond to this information collection request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, written comments should be received on or before January 20, 2011 in order to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (OMB #1004– 0168), Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, fax 202–395–5806, or by electronic mail at oira_docket@omb.eop.gov. Please provide a copy of your comments to the BLM via mail, fax, or electronic mail. Mail: Bureau Information Collection Clearance Officer (WO–630), Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 401 LS, Washington, DC 20240. Fax: Jean Sonneman at 202–912– 7102. Electronic mail: jean_sonneman@blm.gov. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:40 Dec 20, 2010 Jkt 223001 The following information is provided for the information collection: Title: Tramroads and Logging Roads (43 CFR part 2810). Form: Form OR 2812–6, Report of Road Use. OMB Number: 1004–0168. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: This collection of information pertains to the management of tramroads and logging roads over public lands administered by the BLM, including the Revested O. and C. Railroad Grant Lands and Reconveyed CBWR lands. On these lands in western Oregon, the BLM Oregon State Office has authority under the Act of August 28, 1937 (43 U.S.C. 1181a and 1181b) and Subchapter V of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (43 U.S.C. 1761–1771) to grant rights-of-way to private landowners to transport their timber over BLM-controlled roads. These rights-of-way are in the form of permits or reciprocal right-of-way agreements. Each right-of-way permit or agreement requires the holder to provide the BLM with a certified statement, on Form OR 2812–6 (Report of Road Use), disclosing the amount of timber removed, the lands from which the timber was removed, and the BLM roads used to transport the timber. The BLM uses the information to determine the amount of charges for such use. Responses are mandatory. Frequency of Collection: On occasion for all aspects of this information collection. Annual Burden Hours: 272 responses with 8 hours per response totals 2,176 burden hours. Annual Non-hour Burden Cost: There are no processing fees associated with this collection. Comments: As required in 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the BLM published the 60day notice in the Federal Register on June 16, 2010 (75 FR 34150) soliciting comments from the public and other interested parties. The comment period closed on August 16, 2010. The BLM did not receive any comments from the public in response to this notice, and PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 did not receive any unsolicited comments. The BLM now requests comments on the following subjects: 1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper functioning of the BLM, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. The accuracy of the BLM’s estimate of the burden of collecting the information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. The quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. How to minimize the information collection burden on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology. Please send comments to the addresses listed under ADDRESSES. Please refer to OMB Control Number 1004–0168 in your correspondence. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, 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. Jean Sonneman, Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–31968 Filed 12–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CACA 49834; L51010000.ER0000 LLCAD09000 LVRWB09B3160] Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Report/Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Southern California Edison Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project, California and Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 21, 2010 / Notices California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) have prepared a Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/ Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project (EITP), Clark County, Nevada, and San Bernardino County, California, and by this notice are announcing its availability. DATES: The BLM will not issue a Record of Decision based on the EITP Final EIR/ EIS until 30 days after the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Copies of the EITP Final EIR/EIS are available at the Needles Field Office, 1303 South U.S. Highway 95, Needles, California 92363; on the Internet at: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/ en/fo/needles.html; and at the BLM California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825. Electronic (CD–ROM) or paper copies may also be obtained by contacting George Meckfessel at (760) 326–7000 or by e-mailing your request to caeitp@blm.gov. Please include your name and mailing address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have your name added to our mailing list, contact Tom Hurshman, Project Manager, address: 2465 South Townsend Avenue, Montrose, Colorado 81401; phone: (970) 240–5345; fax: (970) 240–5368, or email: Tom_Hurshman@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM’s purpose and need for the EITP is to respond to Southern California Edison’s (SCE) application under Title V of the FLPMA (43 USC 1761) for authorization of a right-of-way (ROW) on BLM-managed lands to upgrade and replace an existing 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission line on public lands with a new double circuit 230-kV transmission line in compliance with FLPMA, BLM’s ROW regulations, and other applicable Federal laws. The upgraded transmission line would extend approximately 35 miles from southern Clark County, Nevada (28 miles), into northeastern San Bernardino County, California (7 miles). The project would also include a new Ivanpah substation in California near Primm, Nevada, which would serve as a connector hub for solar energy generated in the Ivanpah Valley area. The existing Eldorado Substation would be modified to accommodate the new EITP. The segment of transmission line to be replaced is approximately 36 miles long and originates at the existing Eldorado Substation in T. 25 S., R. 62 E., Sec. 1, Mount Diablo Meridian, and terminates at the proposed Ivanpah VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:40 Dec 20, 2010 Jkt 223001 Substation in T. 16 N., R. 14 E., Sec. 4, San Bernardino Meridian. The BLM will decide whether to approve, approve with modification, or deny issuance of a ROW authorization to SCE for the proposed EITP. The EITP would carry electricity from several renewable energy projects proposed in and around the Ivanpah Valley, including the Ivanpah Solar Energy Generation System currently under construction by BrightSource Energy Partners. The proposed transmission line and new substation would be constructed within an existing designated utility corridor. Telecommunications lines are also proposed. The public lands in the project area are managed by the BLM in accordance with the California Desert Conservation Area Plan and the Las Vegas Field Office Resource Management Plan. The BLM will consider approval of the EITP in a manner that avoids or reduces impacts to public lands. This action is consistent with Federal law and the Department of the Interior’s policy to facilitate and encourage the development of renewable energy resources on the public lands pursuant to Title V of FLPMA and Section 211 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (119 Stat. 594, 660). In addition to the proposed action and the no action alternatives, the Final EIR/ EIS analyzes six additional action alternatives that address alternative routes for the transmission and telecommunications lines. As proposed, the transmission line has been sited to take advantage of existing designated ROW corridors which are areas identified by BLM land use plans as suitable for ROW development. A Notice of Intent to prepare an EIR/ EIS for the EITP was published in the Federal Register on July 27, 2009 (74 FR 37053) followed by a 30-day public scoping period. A Notice of Availability for the Draft EIR/EIS was published in the Federal Register on May 7, 2010 (75 FR 25288) followed by a 45-day public comment period. The BLM and the CPUC conducted one public meeting during the comment period on the Draft EIR/EIS. Major comments addressed in this Final EIR/EIS concern project impacts on biological resources, compatibility with the proposed Southern Nevada Supplemental Airport, consistency with existing BLM land use plans, and cumulative impacts. PO 00000 Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 1506.10, and 43 CFR 1610.2. Thomas Pogacnik, Deputy State Director. [FR Doc. 2010–31970 Filed 12–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLES956000–L14200000–BJ0000– LXSITRST0000] Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plat of Survey; Alabama. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat 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 survey was requested by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The lands surveyed are: SUMMARY: St. Stephens Meridian, Alabama T. 17 N., R. 19 E. The plat of survey represents the dependent resurvey of Parcel No. 17, land held in trust for the Poarch Band of the Creek Indians, in Township 17 North, Range 19 East, of the St. Stephens Meridian, in the State of Alabama, and was accepted September 28, 2010. We will place a copy of the plat we described in the open files. It will be available to the public as a matter of information. If BLM receives a protest against the survey, as shown on the plat, prior to the date of the official filing, we will stay the filing pending our consideration of the protest. We will not officially file the plat until the day after we have accepted or dismissed all protests and they have become final, including decisions on appeals. Dated: December 14, 2010. Dominica Van Koten, Chief Cadastral Surveyor. [FR Doc. 2010–31984 Filed 12–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GJ–P Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 80069 E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 244 (Tuesday, December 21, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[CACA 49834; L51010000.ER0000 LLCAD09000 LVRWB09B3160]


Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Report/
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Southern California Edison 
Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project, California and 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, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 
(FLPMA), and the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, the 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the

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California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) have prepared a Final 
Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Final Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS) for the proposed Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project (EITP), 
Clark County, Nevada, and San Bernardino County, California, and by 
this notice are announcing its availability.

DATES: The BLM will not issue a Record of Decision based on the EITP 
Final EIR/EIS until 30 days after the date the Environmental Protection 
Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the EITP Final EIR/EIS are available at the 
Needles Field Office, 1303 South U.S. Highway 95, Needles, California 
92363; on the Internet at: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/needles.html; 
and at the BLM California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, 
California 95825. Electronic (CD-ROM) or paper copies may also be 
obtained by contacting George Meckfessel at (760) 326-7000 or by e-
mailing your request to caeitp@blm.gov. Please include your name and 
mailing address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have 
your name added to our mailing list, contact Tom Hurshman, Project 
Manager, address: 2465 South Townsend Avenue, Montrose, Colorado 81401; 
phone: (970) 240-5345; fax: (970) 240-5368, or e-mail: Tom_Hurshman@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM's purpose and need for the EITP is 
to respond to Southern California Edison's (SCE) application under 
Title V of the FLPMA (43 USC 1761) for authorization of a right-of-way 
(ROW) on BLM-managed lands to upgrade and replace an existing 115-
kilovolt (kV) transmission line on public lands with a new double 
circuit 230-kV transmission line in compliance with FLPMA, BLM's ROW 
regulations, and other applicable Federal laws. The upgraded 
transmission line would extend approximately 35 miles from southern 
Clark County, Nevada (28 miles), into northeastern San Bernardino 
County, California (7 miles). The project would also include a new 
Ivanpah substation in California near Primm, Nevada, which would serve 
as a connector hub for solar energy generated in the Ivanpah Valley 
area. The existing Eldorado Substation would be modified to accommodate 
the new EITP. The segment of transmission line to be replaced is 
approximately 36 miles long and originates at the existing Eldorado 
Substation in T. 25 S., R. 62 E., Sec. 1, Mount Diablo Meridian, and 
terminates at the proposed Ivanpah Substation in T. 16 N., R. 14 E., 
Sec. 4, San Bernardino Meridian.
    The BLM will decide whether to approve, approve with modification, 
or deny issuance of a ROW authorization to SCE for the proposed EITP. 
The EITP would carry electricity from several renewable energy projects 
proposed in and around the Ivanpah Valley, including the Ivanpah Solar 
Energy Generation System currently under construction by BrightSource 
Energy Partners. The proposed transmission line and new substation 
would be constructed within an existing designated utility corridor. 
Telecommunications lines are also proposed. The public lands in the 
project area are managed by the BLM in accordance with the California 
Desert Conservation Area Plan and the Las Vegas Field Office Resource 
Management Plan.
    The BLM will consider approval of the EITP in a manner that avoids 
or reduces impacts to public lands. This action is consistent with 
Federal law and the Department of the Interior's policy to facilitate 
and encourage the development of renewable energy resources on the 
public lands pursuant to Title V of FLPMA and Section 211 of the Energy 
Policy Act of 2005 (119 Stat. 594, 660).
    In addition to the proposed action and the no action alternatives, 
the Final EIR/EIS analyzes six additional action alternatives that 
address alternative routes for the transmission and telecommunications 
lines. As proposed, the transmission line has been sited to take 
advantage of existing designated ROW corridors which are areas 
identified by BLM land use plans as suitable for ROW development.
    A Notice of Intent to prepare an EIR/EIS for the EITP was published 
in the Federal Register on July 27, 2009 (74 FR 37053) followed by a 
30-day public scoping period. A Notice of Availability for the Draft 
EIR/EIS was published in the Federal Register on May 7, 2010 (75 FR 
25288) followed by a 45-day public comment period. The BLM and the CPUC 
conducted one public meeting during the comment period on the Draft 
EIR/EIS. Major comments addressed in this Final EIR/EIS concern project 
impacts on biological resources, compatibility with the proposed 
Southern Nevada Supplemental Airport, consistency with existing BLM 
land use plans, and cumulative impacts.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 1506.10, and 43 CFR 1610.2.

Thomas Pogacnik,
Deputy State Director.
[FR Doc. 2010-31970 Filed 12-17-10; 8:45 am]
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