Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Central Planning Area (CPA), Oil and Gas Lease Sale for the 2007-2012 5-Year OCS Program, 38676-38677 [2011-16565]

Download as PDF 38676 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2011 / Notices Activity/operator Location XTO Offshore Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11–072. Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11–081 & 95–070A. Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11–078 & 11–079. Matagorda Island, Block 631, Lease OCS–G 14792, located 18 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline. Eugene Island, Block 128, Lease OCS 00053, located 30 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Grand Isle, Block 037, Lease OCS 00392, located 7 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline. Persons interested in reviewing environmental documents for the proposals listed above or obtaining information about SEAs and FONSIs prepared by the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region are encouraged to contact BOEMRE at the address or telephone listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Dated: May 31, 2011 Lars Herbst, Regional Director, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. [FR Doc. 2011–16560 Filed 6–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Central Planning Area (CPA), Oil and Gas Lease Sale for the 2007–2012 5-Year OCS Program AGENCY: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA) of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) and Public Meetings. Authority: This NOA is published pursuant to the regulations (40 CFR 1503) implementing the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. (1988)). BOEMRE has prepared a Draft SEIS on an oil and gas lease sale tentatively scheduled in mid-2012 for CPA consolidated Lease Sale 216/222, which is the final CPA lease sale in the 2007–2012 5-Year OCS Program. The proposed sale is in the Gulf of Mexico’s CPA off the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. This Draft SEIS updates the environmental and socioeconomic analyses for the CPA Lease Sale 216/222, originally evaluated in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales: 2007–2012; WPA Sales 204, 207, 210, 215, and 218; Central Planning Area (CPA) Sales 205, 206, 208, 213, 216, and 222, Final EIS (OCS EIS/EA MMS 2007–018) (Multisale EIS), completed in April 2007. This Draft mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES6 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Jun 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 SEIS also updates the environmental and socioeconomic analyses for the CPA Lease Sale 216/222 in the GOM OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales: 2009–2012; CPA Sales 208, 213, 216, and 222; WPA Sales 210, 215, and 218; Final Supplemental EIS (OCS EIS/EA MMS 2008–041) (2009–2012 SEIS), completed in September 2008. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BOEMRE developed the Draft SEIS for CPA Lease Sale 216/222 to consider new information made available since completion of the Multisale EIS and 2009–2012 SEIS, including information concerning the Deepwater Horizon event and spill and new regulatory requirements. This Draft SEIS provides updates on the baseline conditions and potential environmental effects of oil and natural gas leasing, exploration, development, and production in the CPA. BOEMRE conducted an extensive search for new information from scientific journals; interviews with personnel from academic institutions; Federal, State, and local agencies; and various other sources. BOEMRE has reexamined potential impacts of routine activities and accidental events, including a possible large-scale event, associated with the proposed CPA lease sale. BOEMRE has also re-analyzed the proposed lease sale’s incremental contribution to the cumulative impacts on environmental and socioeconomic resources. Like the Multisale EIS and the 2009–2012 SEIS, the oil and gas resource estimates and scenario information for this Draft SEIS are presented as a range that would encompass the resources and activities estimated for this proposed lease sale. Draft Supplemental EIS Availability To obtain a single printed or CD–ROM copy of the Draft SEIS for CPA Lease Sale 216/222, you may contact BOEMRE, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, Public Information Office (MS 5034), 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 114, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123– 2394 (1–800–200–GULF). An electronic copy of the Draft SEIS (as well as links to the Multisale EIS and the 2009–2012 SEIS) is available at BOEMRE’s Internet Web site at http:// www.gomr.boemre.gov/homepg/ regulate/environ/nepa/ PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Date 3/30/2011 3/31/2011 3/31/2011 nepaprocess.html. The CD–ROM version of the Draft SEIS also contains copies of the Multisale EIS and the 2009–2012 SEIS. Several libraries along the Gulf Coast have been sent copies of the Draft SEIS. To find out which libraries and their locations have copies of the Draft SEIS for review, you may contact BOEMRE’s Public Information Office or visit BOEMRE’s Internet Web site at http://www.gomr.boemre.gov/ homepg/regulate/environ/libraries.html. Comments Federal, State, and local government agencies and other interested parties are requested to send their written comments on the Draft SEIS in one of the following two ways: 1. In written form enclosed in an envelope labeled ‘‘Comments on the CPA Lease Sale 216/222 Draft Supplemental EIS’’ and mailed (or hand carried) to the Regional Supervisor, Leasing and Environment (MS 5410), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394. 2. Electronically to the BOEMRE email address: CPASupplementalEIS@boemre.gov. Comments should be submitted no later than 45 days from the publication of this NOA. Public Meetings BOEMRE will hold public meetings to obtain additional comments and information regarding the Draft SEIS. These meetings are scheduled as follows: • August 2, 2011—Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123, beginning at 1 p.m. C.D.T.; • August 9, 2011—Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental, 18700 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77032, beginning at 1 p.m. C.D.T.; and • August 11, 2011—Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 South Water Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602, beginning at 1 p.m. C.D.T, and a second meeting beginning at 6 p.m. C.D.T. E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2011 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information on the Draft SEIS or the public meetings, you may contact Mr. Gary D. Goeke, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard (MS 5412), New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394, or by e-mail at CPASupplementalEIS@boemre.gov. You may also contact Mr. Goeke by telephone at (504) 736–3233. Dated: June 6, 2011. Robert P. LaBelle, Acting Associate Director for Offshore Energy and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. 2011–16565 Filed 6–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–FHC–2011–N137; 94300–1122– 0000–Z2] Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee; Announcement of Public Meeting and Webcast AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and webcast. We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), will host a Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee) meeting inperson and via webcast. The meeting and webcast are open to the public. The meeting agenda will include a presentation and discussion of the Service’s Draft Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines. DATES: The meeting and webcast will take place over 2 days: On July 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on July 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Time. If you are a member of the public wishing to attend in person or participate via webcast, you must register online no later than July 13, 2011 (see ‘‘Meeting Participation Information’’ under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). ADDRESSES: Meeting Location: Holiday Inn Ballston, 4610 N Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203. (See ‘‘Meeting Location Information’’ under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). Instructions for webcast participants will be given upon registration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel London, Division of Habitat and Resource Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, (703) 358–2161. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES6 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Jun 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 Background On March 13, 2007, the Department of the Interior published a notice of establishment of the Committee in the Federal Register (72 FR 11373). The Committee’s purpose is to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) on developing effective measures to avoid or minimize impacts to wildlife and their habitats related to land-based wind energy facilities. All Committee members serve without compensation. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.), a copy of the Committee’s charter is filed with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration; Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate; Committee on Natural Resources, U.S. House of Representatives; and the Library of Congress. The Secretary appointed 22 individuals to the Committee on October 24, 2007, representing the varied interests associated with wind energy development and its potential impacts to wildlife species and their habitats. The Committee provided its recommendations to the Secretary on March 4, 2010. Draft Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines The Draft Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines were made available for public comment on February 18, 2011, with a comment-period ending date of May 19, 2011 (76 FR 9590). The purpose of the Guidelines, once finalized, will be to provide recommendations on measures to avoid, minimize, and compensate for effects to fish, wildlife, and their habitats. Meeting Location Information Please note that the meeting location is accessible to wheelchair users. If you require additional accommodations, please notify us at least 1 week in advance of the meeting. Meeting Participation Information All Committee meetings are open to the public. The public has an opportunity to comment at all Committee meetings. We require that all persons planning to attend in person or participate via webcast register at http://www.fws.gov/ windenergy no later than July 13, 2011. We will give preference to registrants based on date and time of registration. Limited standing room at the meeting may be available if all seats are filled. PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38677 Date: June 27, 2011. Rachel London, Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. 2011–16527 Filed 6–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Los Coyotes Band of ˜ Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians’ 23-Acre Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino-Hotel Project, City of Barstow, San Bernardino County, CA AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Los ˜ Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians, National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and the City of Barstow as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the USEPA for the Los ˜ Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians Fee-to-Trust and Casino-Hotel Project proposed to be located within the City of Barstow, San Bernardino County, California. This notice also announces that the DEIS is now available for public review and the date, time, and location of a public hearing to receive comments on the DEIS. DATES: The DEIS will be available for public comment on July 1, 2011. Written comments on the DEIS must arrive by September 14, 2011. The public hearing will be held on July 27, 2011, starting at 6 p.m. and will run until the last public comment is received. ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be held at the Barstow Community College Gymnasium, 2700 Barstow Road, Barstow, California. You may mail or hand-deliver comments to Amy Dutschke, Regional Director, Pacific Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for locations where the DEIS is available for review and for directions on submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Rydzik, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pacific Regional Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825, Telephone: (916) 978–6051. E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 127 (Friday, July 1, 2011)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement


Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Central 
Planning Area (CPA), Oil and Gas Lease Sale for the 2007-2012 5-Year 
OCS Program

AGENCY: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement 
(BOEMRE), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA) of a Draft Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) and Public Meetings.

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    Authority:  This NOA is published pursuant to the regulations 
(40 CFR 1503) implementing the provisions of the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 
et seq. (1988)).

SUMMARY: BOEMRE has prepared a Draft SEIS on an oil and gas lease sale 
tentatively scheduled in mid-2012 for CPA consolidated Lease Sale 216/
222, which is the final CPA lease sale in the 2007-2012 5-Year OCS 
Program. The proposed sale is in the Gulf of Mexico's CPA off the 
States of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. This Draft SEIS updates 
the environmental and socioeconomic analyses for the CPA Lease Sale 
216/222, originally evaluated in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas 
Lease Sales: 2007-2012; WPA Sales 204, 207, 210, 215, and 218; Central 
Planning Area (CPA) Sales 205, 206, 208, 213, 216, and 222, Final EIS 
(OCS EIS/EA MMS 2007-018) (Multisale EIS), completed in April 2007. 
This Draft SEIS also updates the environmental and socioeconomic 
analyses for the CPA Lease Sale 216/222 in the GOM OCS Oil and Gas 
Lease Sales: 2009-2012; CPA Sales 208, 213, 216, and 222; WPA Sales 
210, 215, and 218; Final Supplemental EIS (OCS EIS/EA MMS 2008-041) 
(2009-2012 SEIS), completed in September 2008.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BOEMRE developed the Draft SEIS for CPA 
Lease Sale 216/222 to consider new information made available since 
completion of the Multisale EIS and 2009-2012 SEIS, including 
information concerning the Deepwater Horizon event and spill and new 
regulatory requirements. This Draft SEIS provides updates on the 
baseline conditions and potential environmental effects of oil and 
natural gas leasing, exploration, development, and production in the 
CPA. BOEMRE conducted an extensive search for new information from 
scientific journals; interviews with personnel from academic 
institutions; Federal, State, and local agencies; and various other 
sources. BOEMRE has reexamined potential impacts of routine activities 
and accidental events, including a possible large-scale event, 
associated with the proposed CPA lease sale. BOEMRE has also re-
analyzed the proposed lease sale's incremental contribution to the 
cumulative impacts on environmental and socioeconomic resources. Like 
the Multisale EIS and the 2009-2012 SEIS, the oil and gas resource 
estimates and scenario information for this Draft SEIS are presented as 
a range that would encompass the resources and activities estimated for 
this proposed lease sale.

Draft Supplemental EIS Availability

    To obtain a single printed or CD-ROM copy of the Draft SEIS for CPA 
Lease Sale 216/222, you may contact BOEMRE, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, 
Public Information Office (MS 5034), 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 
114, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123-2394 (1-800-200-GULF). An electronic 
copy of the Draft SEIS (as well as links to the Multisale EIS and the 
2009-2012 SEIS) is available at BOEMRE's Internet Web site at http://www.gomr.boemre.gov/homepg/regulate/environ/nepa/nepaprocess.html. The 
CD-ROM version of the Draft SEIS also contains copies of the Multisale 
EIS and the 2009-2012 SEIS. Several libraries along the Gulf Coast have 
been sent copies of the Draft SEIS. To find out which libraries and 
their locations have copies of the Draft SEIS for review, you may 
contact BOEMRE's Public Information Office or visit BOEMRE's Internet 
Web site at http://www.gomr.boemre.gov/homepg/regulate/environ/libraries.html.

Comments

    Federal, State, and local government agencies and other interested 
parties are requested to send their written comments on the Draft SEIS 
in one of the following two ways:
    1. In written form enclosed in an envelope labeled ``Comments on 
the CPA Lease Sale 216/222 Draft Supplemental EIS'' and mailed (or hand 
carried) to the Regional Supervisor, Leasing and Environment (MS 5410), 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Gulf of 
Mexico OCS Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 
70123-2394.
    2. Electronically to the BOEMRE e-mail address: 
CPASupplementalEIS@boemre.gov. Comments should be submitted no later 
than 45 days from the publication of this NOA.

Public Meetings

    BOEMRE will hold public meetings to obtain additional comments and 
information regarding the Draft SEIS. These meetings are scheduled as 
follows:
     August 2, 2011--Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 
Regulation and Enforcement, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, 
Louisiana 70123, beginning at 1 p.m. C.D.T.;
     August 9, 2011--Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush 
Intercontinental, 18700 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Houston, Texas 
77032, beginning at 1 p.m. C.D.T.; and
     August 11, 2011--Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, 
64 South Water Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602, beginning at 1 p.m. 
C.D.T, and a second meeting beginning at 6 p.m. C.D.T.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information on the Draft SEIS 
or the public meetings, you may contact Mr. Gary D. Goeke, Bureau of 
Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Gulf of Mexico OCS 
Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard (MS 5412), New Orleans, Louisiana 
70123-2394, or by e-mail at CPASupplementalEIS@boemre.gov. You may also 
contact Mr. Goeke by telephone at (504) 736-3233.

    Dated: June 6, 2011.
Robert P. LaBelle,
Acting Associate Director for Offshore Energy and Minerals Management.
[FR Doc. 2011-16565 Filed 6-30-11; 8:45 am]
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