Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for Southern California Edison's Eldorado Ivanpah Transmission Project, 30739-30740 [2011-12992]

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Sunday Aigbe, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2011–13090 Filed 5–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Land Management [CACA–449834; L51010000.ER0000 LVRWB09B3160 LLCAD09000] [LLORS00100 63500000 DF0000 LXSS047H0000; HAG11–0218] Notice of Public Meeting, Salem District Resource Advisory Committee Meeting AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting. In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Salem District Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet as indicated below. SUMMARY: June 16, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Salem, OR. DATES: BLM Salem District Office, 1717 Fabry Road, SE., Salem, OR 97306. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Program information, meeting records, and a roster of committee members may be obtained from Richard Hatfield, BLM Salem District Designated Official, 1717 Fabry Road, SE., Salem, OR 97306— (503) 375–5682. The meeting agenda will be posted at: http://www.blm.gov/ or/districts/salem/rac. Should you require reasonable accommodation, please contact the BLM Salem District— (503) 375–5682 as soon as possible. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. The Resource Advisory Committee will consider proposed projects for Title II funding under Section 205 of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 110– 343) that focus on maintaining or restoring water quality, land health, forest ecosystems, and infrastructure. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Miles R. Brown, BLM Salem District Manager. [FR Doc. 2011–13046 Filed 5–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:04 May 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 30739 PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for Southern California Edison’s Eldorado Ivanpah Transmission Project 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 Eldorado Ivanpah Transmission Project (EITP) located in San Bernardino County, California, and Clark County, Nevada. The BLM Needles Field Manager signed the ROD on May 19, 2011, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM. ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD have been sent to affected Federal, state, and local government agencies and to other stakeholders and are available at the BLM’s Needles Field Office, 1303 South Highway 95, Needles, California 92363 or at the following Web site: http:// www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/energy/ fasttrack/Eldorado_Ivanpah/ fedstatus.html. SUMMARY: Tom Hurshman, Project Manager, telephone: (970) 240–5345; address: 2465 South Townsend Avenue, Montrose, Colorado 81401; or e-mail: caeitp@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Southern California Edison (SCE) filed an application under Title V of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (43 U.S.C. 1761) (FLPMA) for a right-of-way (ROW) authorization 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 Right of Way (ROW) regulations, and other applicable Federal laws. The upgraded transmission line would extend approximately 35 miles from southern Clark County, Nevada, into northeastern San Bernardino County, California. About 28 miles of the project would be FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 30740 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 102 / Thursday, May 26, 2011 / Notices in Nevada and about 7 miles of the project would be in California. The project also includes 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. A fiber optics telecommunications cable will be located on the new transmission towers and an additional fiber optics pathway ROW is also approved. The EITP ROW grant will impact approximately 480 acres during construction. The BLM conducted a joint environmental review of EITP with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). A Notice of Availability for a joint Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was published in the Federal Register by the BLM on December 21, 2010. The CPUC published a final decision on December 27, 2010, approving the Final EIS/EIR Environmentally Preferred Route and issued a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPNC). The CPNC included all recommended mitigation measures from the Final EIS/ EIR. The BLM’s Preferred Alternative is the same as the CPUC Environmentally Preferred Route and was selected in the ROD. The BLM has adopted all mitigation measures recommended in the Final EIS/EIR. The project area is managed by the BLM in accordance with the California Desert Conservation Area Plan and the Las Vegas Field Office Resource Management Plan. The Preferred Alternative is consistent with the California Desert Conservation Area Plan and the Las Vegas Field Office Resource Management Plan. Any party adversely affected by this decision may appeal within 30 days of the date of the ROD pursuant to 43 CFR part 4, subpart E. The appeal should state the specific portions of the decision that are being appealed. The appeal must be filed with the Needles Field Manager at the above listed address. According to regulation, BLM decisions issued under 43 CFR part 2800 are and remain in effect pending appeal (43 CFR 2801.10(b)). Please consult the appropriate regulations (43 CFR part 4, subpart E) for further requirements. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6. Thomas Pogacnik, Deputy State Director. [FR Doc. 2011–12992 Filed 5–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:04 May 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [5298–AM43–EXR] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Acquisition of Land Currently Owned by Florida Power and Light Company in Everglades National Park, Florida National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the acquisition of land currently owned by Florida Power and Light Company in Everglades National Park, Florida. AGENCY: In June 2009, the National Park Service (NPS) initiated public scoping for an environmental assessment (EA) that was being prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, to evaluate the environmental impacts of a potential land acquisition or exchange between NPS and Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) in Everglades National Park (Park). The NPS decision to be made at the conclusion of the process was to have been whether to exchange NPS lands for FPL’s lands within the boundary of the Park or to acquire FPL’s lands by purchase or eminent domain. After careful consideration of the issues and analysis developed during the EA process, the NPS has determined that there is potential for significant impacts to the human environment from this decision, and NPS therefore intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS). This notice initiates the public scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues regarding the potential land acquisition or land exchange in the Park. DATES: Interested individuals, organizations, and agencies are encouraged to provide written comments or suggestions to assist the NPS in determining the scope of issues to be addressed in the EIS, identifying significant issues related to the potential land acquisition or exchange, identifying conditions for the exchange, and identifying other reasonable alternatives. The NPS will conduct a public scoping meeting to be held in Miami-Dade County. When the public scoping meeting has been scheduled, its location, date, and time will be published in local media and on the NPS’s Planning, Environment and Public comment Web site: http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/ever. The scoping meeting will also be announced via a SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 park press release and through e-mail notification to the individuals and organizations on the park’s mailing list. Written comments must be received prior to the close of the scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. The NPS will provide additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of the draft EIS. ADDRESSES: If you wish to provide scoping comments or suggestions, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods. The preferred method for submitting comments is via the internet at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/ever. Select ‘‘Acquisition of Florida Power and Light Company Lands in the East Everglades Expansion Area’’ to reach the comment site. Written comments may also be sent to: National Park Service, Denver Service Center—Planning Division, Attn: FPL Project Planning Team, P.O. Box 25287, Denver, CO 80225–0287. 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 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. We will always make submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives of or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Everglades National Park was established on December 6, 1947. Subsequently the Everglades National Park Protection and Expansion Act of 1989 (the 1989 Act): (1) Expanded the boundaries of the Park to include approximately 107,600 acres, and through the 1989 Act and additional legislation, authorized the NPS and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) to acquire lands within the designated area, which is known as the Everglades National Park Expansion Area (ENP Expansion Area); and (2) authorized the Secretary of the Army to modify the Central and Southern Florida Project to provide for the restoration of more natural water flow and habitat to and within the Park. The ENP Expansion Area includes property owned by FPL since the 1960’s and early 1970’s (FPL Property). The FPL Property is approximately 7.4 miles in length (North-South), 330 feet to 370 feet wide, and encompasses E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 102 (Thursday, May 26, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30739-30740]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-12992]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for Southern 
California Edison's Eldorado Ivanpah Transmission Project

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 Eldorado Ivanpah Transmission 
Project (EITP) located in San Bernardino County, California, and Clark 
County, Nevada. The BLM Needles Field Manager signed the ROD on May 19, 
2011, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD have been sent to affected Federal, state, 
and local government agencies and to other stakeholders and are 
available at the BLM's Needles Field Office, 1303 South Highway 95, 
Needles, California 92363 or at the following Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/energy/fasttrack/Eldorado_Ivanpah/fedstatus.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Hurshman, Project Manager, 
telephone: (970) 240-5345; address: 2465 South Townsend Avenue, 
Montrose, Colorado 81401; or e-mail: caeitp@blm.gov. Persons who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Information 
Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual 
during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 
days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. 
You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Southern California Edison (SCE) filed an 
application under Title V of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
(43 U.S.C. 1761) (FLPMA) for a right-of-way (ROW) authorization 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 Right of Way (ROW) 
regulations, and other applicable Federal laws. The upgraded 
transmission line would extend approximately 35 miles from southern 
Clark County, Nevada, into northeastern San Bernardino County, 
California. About 28 miles of the project would be

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in Nevada and about 7 miles of the project would be in California. The 
project also includes 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. A fiber optics telecommunications 
cable will be located on the new transmission towers and an additional 
fiber optics pathway ROW is also approved. The EITP ROW grant will 
impact approximately 480 acres during construction.
    The BLM conducted a joint environmental review of EITP with the 
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). A Notice of Availability 
for a joint Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Environmental 
Impact Report (EIR) was published in the Federal Register by the BLM on 
December 21, 2010. The CPUC published a final decision on December 27, 
2010, approving the Final EIS/EIR Environmentally Preferred Route and 
issued a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPNC). The 
CPNC included all recommended mitigation measures from the Final EIS/
EIR. The BLM's Preferred Alternative is the same as the CPUC 
Environmentally Preferred Route and was selected in the ROD. The BLM 
has adopted all mitigation measures recommended in the Final EIS/EIR. 
The project area is managed by the BLM in accordance with the 
California Desert Conservation Area Plan and the Las Vegas Field Office 
Resource Management Plan. The Preferred Alternative is consistent with 
the California Desert Conservation Area Plan and the Las Vegas Field 
Office Resource Management Plan.
    Any party adversely affected by this decision may appeal within 30 
days of the date of the ROD pursuant to 43 CFR part 4, subpart E. The 
appeal should state the specific portions of the decision that are 
being appealed. The appeal must be filed with the Needles Field Manager 
at the above listed address. According to regulation, BLM decisions 
issued under 43 CFR part 2800 are and remain in effect pending appeal 
(43 CFR 2801.10(b)). Please consult the appropriate regulations (43 CFR 
part 4, subpart E) for further requirements.

    Authority:  40 CFR 1506.6.

Thomas Pogacnik,
Deputy State Director.
[FR Doc. 2011-12992 Filed 5-25-11; 8:45 am]
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