Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Approved Pony Express Resource Management Plan Amendment/Mona to Oquirrh Transmission Corridor Project Environmental Impact Statement, 7581-7582 [2011-2993]

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[FR Doc. 2011–3029 Filed 2–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Approved Pony Express Resource Management Plan Amendment/Mona to Oquirrh Transmission Corridor Project Environmental Impact Statement Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Approved Pony Express Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment and the Mona to Oquirrh Transmission Corridor Project located in Juab, Salt Lake, Tooele, and Utah counties in Utah. The Utah State Director signed the ROD on February 4, SUMMARY: The following applicants each request a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) culled from a captive herd maintained under the management program of the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. 15:10 Feb 09, 2011 Applicant: Jerry Brenner, West Olive, MI; PRT–33348A [LLUT01000–09–L51010000–ER0000–24– 1A00] The applicant requests renewal of their permit to import biological samples from ill and dead chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) from the Gombe Stream Reserve, Tanzania for enhancement of the species through scientific research and veterinary diagnosis. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. VerDate Mar<15>2010 Applicant: Robert Amon, New Gretna, NJ; PRT–32570A Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7581 2011, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM. The Approved Pony Express RMP Amendment is effective immediately. ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD/ Approved Pony Express RMP Amendment are available for public inspection at the Salt Lake Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 2370 South 2300 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84119, and the Fillmore Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 35 East 500 North, Fillmore, Utah 84631, or via the internet at: http://www.blm.gov/ut/ st/en/fo/salt_lake/planning/ mona_to_oquirrh_transmission.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact Cindy Ledbetter, NEPA/Planning Coordinator, by telephone at (801) 977–4300; or by mail at 2370 South 2300 West, Salt Lake City, UT, 84119. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: After extensive environmental analysis, consideration of public comments, and application of pertinent Federal laws and policies, it is the decision of the BLM to issue a right-of-way grant to Rocky Mountain Power for the construction, operation, and maintenance of approximately 35 miles of single-circuit 500 kilovolt (kV) and 0.25 mile of double-circuit 345kV transmission line, one new 500/345/ 138kV substation, ancillary facilities, and access roads for the construction of the project across public lands administered by the BLM West Desert District; and to amend the Pony Express RMP. The right-of-way grant will authorize the use of public lands for the project for a term of 30 years, which is subject to renewal. The Approved Pony Express RMP Amendment allows for the issuance of a major right-of-way outside of a designated corridor on public lands administered by the BLM Salt Lake Field Office in Salt Lake, Tooele, and Utah counties, Utah. The BLM and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) each published a Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Draft Pony Express RMP Amendment for public review and comment in the Federal Register on May 15, 2009, which initiated a 90-day public comment period. The comment period ended on August 12, 2009. The BLM received 235 submittals containing comments from Federal, State, and local governments; public and private organizations; and private citizens. The comments in each submittal were identified, analyzed, and addressed in the Final EIS. The Final EIS analyzed 14 transmission line route alternatives and E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES 7582 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 28 / Thursday, February 10, 2011 / Notices disclosed impacts associated with these alternatives, including the BLM’s Preferred Alternative on Federal Lands, the Environmentally Preferred Alternative, the Proponent’s Proposed Action, and the No Action Alternative. The BLM’s decision authorizes issuance of a right-of-way grant to Rocky Mountain Power for the BLM’s Preferred Alternative on BLM administered lands, as analyzed in the Final EIS. Updated wilderness characteristics inventories were used during the planning process for this amendment. Land with wilderness characteristics is not present along the right-of-way approved in this ROD. The BLM published an NOA of the Final EIS/Proposed Pony Express RMP Amendment for public review and comment in the Federal Register on April 23, 2010, and the EPA published the NOA in the Federal Register on April 26, 2010. After publication of the Final EIS/ Proposed Pony Express RMP Amendment, 14 protests on the Proposed Pony Express RMP Amendment were received during the 30-day protest period beginning April 26, 2010, and ending on May 25, 2010, pursuant to 43 CFR 1610.5–2. Each of the 14 protests were either dismissed or denied by the BLM Director. The Utah Governor’s Office did not identify any inconsistencies between the project Final EIS/Proposed Pony Express RMP Amendment and state or local plans, policies, and programs during the 60-day Governor’s Consistency Review, initiated April 28, 2010, in accordance with planning regulations at 43 CFR 1610.3–2(e). As a result of the Governor’s Consistency Review, only minor editorial modifications were made in preparing the Approved Pony Express RMP Amendment. These modifications provided further clarification on some of the decisions. Any party adversely affected by the decision on the right-of-way application may appeal within 30 days of publication of this NOA, pursuant to 43 CFR Part 4 subpart E., and 43 CFR 2801.10. If you wish to file a petition for a stay of effectiveness of the right-ofway decision during the time your appeal is being reviewed by the Interior Board of Appeals, the petition for a stay must accompany your Notice of Appeal (43 CFR 4.21 or 43 CFR 2801.10). The appeal and petition for a stay (if requested) must be filed with the Utah State Director at BLM, Utah State Office, P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84145–0155, within 30 days of publication of this NOA. The appeal should state the specific decision(s) in VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:10 Feb 09, 2011 Jkt 223001 the ROD which is being appealed. Please consult the appropriate regulations (43 CFR part 4, subpart E) for further appeal requirements. Juan Palma, State Director. [FR Doc. 2011–2993 Filed 2–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled In Re Certain Electronics Devices Having a Blu-Ray Disc Player and Components Thereof, DN 2786; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James R. Holbein, Acting Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov, and will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. Hearingimpaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission has received a complaint filed on behalf of LG Electronics, Inc. on February 4, 2011. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain electronics devices having a bluray disc player and components thereof. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The complaint names as respondents Sony Corporation of Tokyo, Japan; Sony Corporation of America of New York, NY; Sony Electronics, Inc. of San Diego, CA; Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. of Tokyo, Japan; and Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC of Foster City, CA. The complainant, proposed respondents, other interested parties, and members of the public are invited to file comments, not to exceed five pages in length, on any public interest issues raised by the complaint. Comments should address whether issuance of an exclusion order and/or a cease and desist order in this investigation would negatively affect the public health and welfare in the United States, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, or United States consumers. In particular, the Commission is interested in comments that: (i) Explain how the articles potentially subject to the orders are used in the United States; (ii) Identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the United States relating to the potential orders; (iii) Indicate the extent to which like or directly competitive articles are produced in the United States or are otherwise available in the United States, with respect to the articles potentially subject to the orders; and (iv) Indicate whether Complainant, Complainant’s licensees, and/or third party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to an exclusion order and a cease and desist order within a commercially reasonable time. Written submissions must be filed no later than by close of business, five business days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. There will be further opportunities for comment on the public interest after the issuance of any final initial determination in this investigation. Persons filing written submissions must file the original document and 12 true copies thereof on or before the deadlines stated above with the Office of the Secretary. Submissions should refer to the docket number (‘‘Docket No. 2786’’) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. The Commission’s rules authorize filing submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means only to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the rules (see Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, http://www.usitc.gov/ secretary/fed_reg_notices/rules/ E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 28 (Thursday, February 10, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7581-7582]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-2993]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLUT01000-09-L51010000-ER0000-24-1A00]


Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Approved 
Pony Express Resource Management Plan Amendment/Mona to Oquirrh 
Transmission Corridor Project Environmental Impact Statement

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability 
of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Approved Pony Express Resource 
Management Plan (RMP) Amendment and the Mona to Oquirrh Transmission 
Corridor Project located in Juab, Salt Lake, Tooele, and Utah counties 
in Utah. The Utah State Director signed the ROD on February 4, 2011, 
which constitutes the final decision of the BLM. The Approved Pony 
Express RMP Amendment is effective immediately.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD/Approved Pony Express RMP Amendment are 
available for public inspection at the Salt Lake Field Office, Bureau 
of Land Management, 2370 South 2300 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84119, 
and the Fillmore Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 35 East 500 
North, Fillmore, Utah 84631, or via the internet at: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/salt_lake/planning/mona_to_oquirrh_transmission.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact Cindy 
Ledbetter, NEPA/Planning Coordinator, by telephone at (801) 977-4300; 
or by mail at 2370 South 2300 West, Salt Lake City, UT, 84119.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: After extensive environmental analysis, 
consideration of public comments, and application of pertinent Federal 
laws and policies, it is the decision of the BLM to issue a right-of-
way grant to Rocky Mountain Power for the construction, operation, and 
maintenance of approximately 35 miles of single-circuit 500 kilovolt 
(kV) and 0.25 mile of double-circuit 345kV transmission line, one new 
500/345/138kV substation, ancillary facilities, and access roads for 
the construction of the project across public lands administered by the 
BLM West Desert District; and to amend the Pony Express RMP. The right-
of-way grant will authorize the use of public lands for the project for 
a term of 30 years, which is subject to renewal. The Approved Pony 
Express RMP Amendment allows for the issuance of a major right-of-way 
outside of a designated corridor on public lands administered by the 
BLM Salt Lake Field Office in Salt Lake, Tooele, and Utah counties, 
Utah.
    The BLM and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) each published a 
Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS)/Draft Pony Express RMP Amendment for public review and 
comment in the Federal Register on May 15, 2009, which initiated a 90-
day public comment period. The comment period ended on August 12, 2009. 
The BLM received 235 submittals containing comments from Federal, 
State, and local governments; public and private organizations; and 
private citizens. The comments in each submittal were identified, 
analyzed, and addressed in the Final EIS.
    The Final EIS analyzed 14 transmission line route alternatives and

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disclosed impacts associated with these alternatives, including the 
BLM's Preferred Alternative on Federal Lands, the Environmentally 
Preferred Alternative, the Proponent's Proposed Action, and the No 
Action Alternative. The BLM's decision authorizes issuance of a right-
of-way grant to Rocky Mountain Power for the BLM's Preferred 
Alternative on BLM administered lands, as analyzed in the Final EIS. 
Updated wilderness characteristics inventories were used during the 
planning process for this amendment. Land with wilderness 
characteristics is not present along the right-of-way approved in this 
ROD.
    The BLM published an NOA of the Final EIS/Proposed Pony Express RMP 
Amendment for public review and comment in the Federal Register on 
April 23, 2010, and the EPA published the NOA in the Federal Register 
on April 26, 2010.
    After publication of the Final EIS/Proposed Pony Express RMP 
Amendment, 14 protests on the Proposed Pony Express RMP Amendment were 
received during the 30-day protest period beginning April 26, 2010, and 
ending on May 25, 2010, pursuant to 43 CFR 1610.5-2. Each of the 14 
protests were either dismissed or denied by the BLM Director.
    The Utah Governor's Office did not identify any inconsistencies 
between the project Final EIS/Proposed Pony Express RMP Amendment and 
state or local plans, policies, and programs during the 60-day 
Governor's Consistency Review, initiated April 28, 2010, in accordance 
with planning regulations at 43 CFR 1610.3-2(e). As a result of the 
Governor's Consistency Review, only minor editorial modifications were 
made in preparing the Approved Pony Express RMP Amendment. These 
modifications provided further clarification on some of the decisions.
    Any party adversely affected by the decision on the right-of-way 
application may appeal within 30 days of publication of this NOA, 
pursuant to 43 CFR Part 4 subpart E., and 43 CFR 2801.10. If you wish 
to file a petition for a stay of effectiveness of the right-of-way 
decision during the time your appeal is being reviewed by the Interior 
Board of Appeals, the petition for a stay must accompany your Notice of 
Appeal (43 CFR 4.21 or 43 CFR 2801.10). The appeal and petition for a 
stay (if requested) must be filed with the Utah State Director at BLM, 
Utah State Office, P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84145-0155, 
within 30 days of publication of this NOA. The appeal should state the 
specific decision(s) in the ROD which is being appealed. Please consult 
the appropriate regulations (43 CFR part 4, subpart E) for further 
appeal requirements.

Juan Palma,
State Director.
[FR Doc. 2011-2993 Filed 2-9-11; 8:45 am]
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