Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Crowned Ridge Wind Energy Center Project, Codington and Grant Counties, SD, 40354 [2011-17157]

Download as PDF 40354 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 131 / Friday, July 8, 2011 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on June 27, 2011. Thomas P. D’Agostino, Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–17161 Filed 7–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration [DOE/EIS–0462] Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Crowned Ridge Wind Energy Center Project, Codington and Grant Counties, SD Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Western Area Power Administration (Western) is issuing this notice to advise the public that it is cancelling the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on an interconnection request by NextEra Energy Resources (NextEra). DATES: This cancellation is effective on July 8, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information on the cancellation of this EIS process, contact Matt Marsh, NEPA Document Manager, Upper Great Plains Regional Office, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 35800, Billings, MT 59107– 5800, e-mail MMarsh@wapa.gov, telephone (800) 358–3415. For general information on DOE’s NEPA review process, contact Carol M. Borgstrom, Director of NEPA Policy and Compliance, GC–54, Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0119, telephone (202) 586–4600 or (800) 472– 2756, facsimile (202) 586–7031. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NextEra proposed to design, construct, operate, and maintain a 150-megawatt Crowned Ridge Wind Energy Center Project (Project) in Codington and Grant counties, South Dakota, and interconnect that Project with Western’s transmission system. NextEra’s interconnection request caused Western to initiate a NEPA review of its action to allow the interconnection. Western published a Notice of Intent for the EIS in the Federal Register on November 30, 2010 (75 FR 74040), and started the EIS mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:52 Jul 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 process. A public scoping meeting was held subsequent to the Notice of Intent, but a Draft EIS was not produced because NextEra decided to suspend further action on its proposed Project. NextEra notified Western of the decision, and Western is now terminating the NEPA review process on its interconnection decision and NextEra’s proposed Project. NextEra could decide to reinitiate the proposed Project at some future date. In that event Western would issue a new Notice of Intent, and would start an entirely new NEPA process. The Assistant Secretary, Environment, Safety and Health granted approval authority to Western’s Administrator for EISs related to integrating major new sources of generation in a October 4, 1999, memorandum. Under the authority granted by that memorandum, I have terminated the NEPA process for NextEra’s proposed Crowned Ridge Wind Energy Center Project with the publication of this notice. Dated: June 29, 2011. Timothy J. Meeks, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2011–17157 Filed 7–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–8997–8] Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–1399 or http://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/ Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements Filed 06/27/2011 Through 07/01/2011 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. Notice In accordance with Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act, EPA is required to make its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies public. Historically, EPA met this mandate by publishing weekly notices of availability of EPA comments, which includes a brief summary of EPA’s comment letters, in the Federal Register. Since February 2008, EPA has included its comment letters on EISs on its Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/ nepa/eisdata.html. Including the entire EIS comment letters on the Web site satisfies the Section 309(a) requirement to make EPA’s comments on EISs available to the public. Accordingly, on March 31, 2010, EPA discontinued the PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 publication of the notice of availability of EPA comments in the Federal Register. EIS No. 20110210, Final EIS, USFS, NM, McKinley County Easement—Forest Roads 191 and 191D, Implementation, Cibola National Forest, McKinley County, NM, Review Period Ends: 08/08/2011, Contact: Keith Baker 505–346–3820. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration

[DOE/EIS-0462]


Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for the 
Proposed Crowned Ridge Wind Energy Center Project, Codington and Grant 
Counties, SD

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Western Area Power 
Administration (Western) is issuing this notice to advise the public 
that it is cancelling the preparation of an environmental impact 
statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on 
an interconnection request by NextEra Energy Resources (NextEra).

DATES: This cancellation is effective on July 8, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information on the 
cancellation of this EIS process, contact Matt Marsh, NEPA Document 
Manager, Upper Great Plains Regional Office, Western Area Power 
Administration, P.O. Box 35800, Billings, MT 59107-5800, e-mail 
MMarsh@wapa.gov, telephone (800) 358-3415. For general information on 
DOE's NEPA review process, contact Carol M. Borgstrom, Director of NEPA 
Policy and Compliance, GC-54, Department of Energy, 1000 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0119, telephone (202) 586-4600 or 
(800) 472-2756, facsimile (202) 586-7031.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NextEra proposed to design, construct, 
operate, and maintain a 150-megawatt Crowned Ridge Wind Energy Center 
Project (Project) in Codington and Grant counties, South Dakota, and 
interconnect that Project with Western's transmission system. NextEra's 
interconnection request caused Western to initiate a NEPA review of its 
action to allow the interconnection. Western published a Notice of 
Intent for the EIS in the Federal Register on November 30, 2010 (75 FR 
74040), and started the EIS process. A public scoping meeting was held 
subsequent to the Notice of Intent, but a Draft EIS was not produced 
because NextEra decided to suspend further action on its proposed 
Project. NextEra notified Western of the decision, and Western is now 
terminating the NEPA review process on its interconnection decision and 
NextEra's proposed Project. NextEra could decide to reinitiate the 
proposed Project at some future date. In that event Western would issue 
a new Notice of Intent, and would start an entirely new NEPA process.
    The Assistant Secretary, Environment, Safety and Health granted 
approval authority to Western's Administrator for EISs related to 
integrating major new sources of generation in a October 4, 1999, 
memorandum. Under the authority granted by that memorandum, I have 
terminated the NEPA process for NextEra's proposed Crowned Ridge Wind 
Energy Center Project with the publication of this notice.

    Dated: June 29, 2011.
Timothy J. Meeks,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2011-17157 Filed 7-7-11; 8:45 am]
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