Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Long Draw Reservoir Special Use Authorization, Rocky Mountain National Park, 21404 [2011-9178]

Download as PDF 21404 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 73 / Friday, April 15, 2011 / Notices Pit to prevent development of a pit lake in the Genesis pit, expand the Section 36 and Section 5 waste rock disposal facilities, construct the necessary haul roads and access roads, and process 60 million tons of gold-bearing ore. The proposed project would disturb an additional 43 acres (25 acres of public land and 18 acres of private land) and provide for continued mining activities on approximately 1,092 acres of previously disturbed lands. The Draft EIS analyzed impacts of the proposed action and no action alternatives, and identified measures to mitigate adverse impacts. Major issues addressed in the Draft EIS include: (1) The cumulative impacts of mining and related actions on affected resources, for example water quality and quantity, in the Carlin Trend; (2) the release of mercury associated with processing the 60 million tons of ore; (3) the impacts of 12 additional years of mining as it relates to continued employment and economic activity for the local area; and (4) the impact of a pit lake forming under the no action alternative, but not in the action alternative. The NEPA analysis considered wilderness characteristics and complies with Secretarial Order 3310. The proposed action includes an adaptive management plan which was analyzed in the Draft EIS and included as an appendix to the Draft EIS. The Draft EIS was released for public review on April 23, 2010, for a 45-day comment period. A public comment meeting was held in Elko, Nevada on May 19, 2010. The Final EIS has been prepared in an abbreviated format, and includes comments on the Draft EIS and the BLM’s responses along with minor modifications and corrections to the Draft EIS. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6 and 1506.10. Kenneth E. Miller, District Manager, Elko. [FR Doc. 2011–9075 Filed 4–14–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES [NPS–IMR–ROMO–1210–6463;1526–0002– SZP] Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Long Draw Reservoir Special Use Authorization, Rocky Mountain National Park National Park Service, Interior. [Notice of Availability] Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Apr 14, 2011 Jkt 223001 Statement for the Long Draw Reservoir Special Use Authorization, Rocky Mountain National Park. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of the Record of Decision for the Long Draw Reservoir Special Use Authorization, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. On September 17, 2010, the Regional Director, Intermountain Region approved the Record of Decision for the project. As soon as practicable, the National Park Service will begin to implement the Preferred Alternative contained in the FEIS issued on March 27, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lawrence Gamble, Chief of Planning and Compliance, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO 80517, telephone 970–586–1320, e-mail larry_gamble@nps.gov; Dyce Gayton, Forest Planner, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building E, Fort Collins, Colorado 80526, telephone 970–295–6761, e-mail dgayton@fs.fed.us; or Tom Ford, Group Leader for Recreation, Planning and Design, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building E, Fort Collins, Colorado 80526, telephone 970–295–6610, e-mail tford01@fs.fed.us. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, is the lead agency for this project and was responsible for preparation of the EIS because Long Draw Reservoir is located on National Forest System lands. The NPS is a cooperating agency on this project because the operations of Long Draw Reservoir affect lands within Rocky Mountain National Park managed by the NPS, and two alternatives considered in the EIS propose actions within the park. A total of four alternatives were considered: A noaction alternative and three action alternatives. With the Record of Decision, the National Park Service approves the implementation of Alternative 3 within the park. This decision is being made in conjunction with the Forest Service’s decision to apply terms and conditions to the 30-year authorization for Long Draw Reservoir and is necessary for the Forest Service to implement the selected alternative. The National Park Service is approving implementation of native greenback cutthroat trout restoration in the headwaters of the Cache la Poudre River within Rocky Mountain National Park by the Forest Service, Water PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Supply and Storage Company of Fort Collins, Colorado, and their project partners, with oversight provided by the National Park Service. In addition to the activities associated with implementation of the terms and conditions for the Long Draw reservoir authorization, the NPS will implement native fish restoration in Cascade Creek. The Record of Decision includes a description of the background of the project; a statement of the decision made including key actions and mitigating measures/monitoring to minimize environmental harm; the basis for the decision; an overview of public involvement and agency consultation in the decision-making process; a description of other alternatives considered; a description of the environmentally preferred alternative; and a findings on impairment of park resources and values. Copies of the Record of Decision may be obtained from the contact listed above or online at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/romo. Dated: March 1, 2011. John Wessels, Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2011–9178 Filed 4–14–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–AKR–GAAR–0328–7059; 9924–PYS] National Park Service Alaska Region’s Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program National Park Service, Interior. Notice of public meeting for the National Park Service Alaska Region’s Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) program. AGENCY: ACTION: The Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC will meet to develop and continue work on National Park Service (NPS) subsistence hunting program recommendations and other related subsistence management issues. The NPS SRC program is authorized under Title VIII, Section 808 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Public Law 96–487, to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Public Availability of Comments: This meeting is open to the public and will have time allocated for public testimony. The public is welcome to present written or oral comments to the SRC. This meeting will be recorded and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-IMR-ROMO-1210-6463;1526-0002-SZP]


Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Long Draw Reservoir 
Special Use Authorization, Rocky Mountain National Park

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: [Notice of Availability] Notice of Availability of a Record of 
Decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Long Draw 
Reservoir Special Use Authorization, Rocky Mountain National Park.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 
U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability 
of the Record of Decision for the Long Draw Reservoir Special Use 
Authorization, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. On September 17, 
2010, the Regional Director, Intermountain Region approved the Record 
of Decision for the project. As soon as practicable, the National Park 
Service will begin to implement the Preferred Alternative contained in 
the FEIS issued on March 27, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lawrence Gamble, Chief of Planning and 
Compliance, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO 80517, 
telephone 970-586-1320, e-mail larry_gamble@nps.gov; Dyce Gayton, 
Forest Planner, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee 
National Grassland, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building E, Fort Collins, 
Colorado 80526, telephone 970-295-6761, e-mail dgayton@fs.fed.us; or 
Tom Ford, Group Leader for Recreation, Planning and Design, 2150 Centre 
Avenue, Building E, Fort Collins, Colorado 80526, telephone 970-295-
6610, e-mail tford01@fs.fed.us.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Department of Agriculture, 
Forest Service, is the lead agency for this project and was responsible 
for preparation of the EIS because Long Draw Reservoir is located on 
National Forest System lands. The NPS is a cooperating agency on this 
project because the operations of Long Draw Reservoir affect lands 
within Rocky Mountain National Park managed by the NPS, and two 
alternatives considered in the EIS propose actions within the park. A 
total of four alternatives were considered: A no-action alternative and 
three action alternatives.
    With the Record of Decision, the National Park Service approves the 
implementation of Alternative 3 within the park. This decision is being 
made in conjunction with the Forest Service's decision to apply terms 
and conditions to the 30-year authorization for Long Draw Reservoir and 
is necessary for the Forest Service to implement the selected 
alternative. The National Park Service is approving implementation of 
native greenback cutthroat trout restoration in the headwaters of the 
Cache la Poudre River within Rocky Mountain National Park by the Forest 
Service, Water Supply and Storage Company of Fort Collins, Colorado, 
and their project partners, with oversight provided by the National 
Park Service. In addition to the activities associated with 
implementation of the terms and conditions for the Long Draw reservoir 
authorization, the NPS will implement native fish restoration in 
Cascade Creek.
    The Record of Decision includes a description of the background of 
the project; a statement of the decision made including key actions and 
mitigating measures/monitoring to minimize environmental harm; the 
basis for the decision; an overview of public involvement and agency 
consultation in the decision-making process; a description of other 
alternatives considered; a description of the environmentally preferred 
alternative; and a findings on impairment of park resources and values.
    Copies of the Record of Decision may be obtained from the contact 
listed above or online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/romo.

    Dated: March 1, 2011.
John Wessels,
Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service.
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