Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Southern California Edison Company Devers-Palo Verde No. 2 Transmission Line Project, California, 42725-42726 [2011-18186]

Download as PDF sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 138 / Tuesday, July 19, 2011 / Notices Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Medford District Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The meetings will begin 8:30 a.m., P.D.T., on August 10, August 24, August 31, and/or September 7, 2011, as required by workload. ADDRESS: The Medford RAC will meet at the Medford Interagency Office, 3040 Biddle Road in Medford, Oregon. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Whittington, BLM Medford District Public Affairs Officer, 3040 Biddle Road, Medford, Oregon 97504 or via phone at (541) 618–2220 or via electronic mail at jim_whittington@blm.gov. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting agenda includes decisions on Title II project submissions and other matters as may reasonably come before the council. The public is welcome to attend all portions of the meeting and may make oral comments to the Council at 9:30 a.m., P.D.T., on August 10, 2011, at the meeting location. Those who verbally address the Medford RAC are asked to provide a written statement of their comments or presentation. Unless otherwise approved by the RAC Chair, the public comment period will last no longer than 30 minutes, and each speaker may address the RAC for a maximum of three minutes. If reasonable accommodation is required, please contact the BLM’s Medford District Public Affairs Officer at (541) 618–2220 as soon as possible. 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. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Land Management [LLCO922000–L13100000–FI0000; COC64399] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease COC64399 AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of proposed reinstatement of terminated oil and gas lease. SUMMARY: Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2–3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC64399 from Encana Oil and Gas (USA), for lands in Garfield County, Colorado. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Milada Krasilinec, BLM Land Law Examiner, Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at (303) 239–3767. 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 lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and 16 2⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the BLM is proposing to reinstate lease COC64399 effective March 1, 2011, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dayne Barron, District Manager, BLM Medford District Office. Anna Marie Burden, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. 2011–18129 Filed 7–18–11; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2011–18110 Filed 7–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 Jul 18, 2011 Jkt 223001 42725 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [CACA–17905, LLCAD06000 L51010000 ER0000 LVRWB09B1820] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Southern California Edison Company Devers-Palo Verde No. 2 Transmission Line Project, California AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Department of Agriculture United States Forest Service (USFS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Devers-Palo Verde No. 2 Transmission Line Project located in southern California. The Palm Springs Field Manager signed the ROD, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the right-of-way decision effective immediately. ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD are available upon request from the Field Manager, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, 1201 Bird Center Drive, Palm Springs, California 92262–8001. The ROD is also available upon request from the San Bernardino National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 602 S. Tippecanoe Avenue, San Bernardino, California 92408 or at the following Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/ palmsprings.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Holly L. Roberts at (760) 833–7100, email holly_roberts@ca.blm.gov, address 1201 Bird Center Drive, Palm Springs, California 92262–8001; or Robert H. Hawkins at (707) 562–9143 or e-mail: rhawkins@fs.fed.us. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 2005, Southern California Edison Company (SCE) proposed to construct a new 230mile-long, 500-kilovolt (kV) electrical transmission line between the SCE’s Devers substation located near Palm Springs, California, and the Harquahala generating station switchyard, located near the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station west of Phoenix, Arizona. A 50mile 230-kV transmission line upgrade was included between the Devers E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 42726 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 138 / Tuesday, July 19, 2011 / Notices Substation west to San Bernardino, California. A Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/ Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was published in the Federal Register on December 7, 2005. The BLM, together with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the USFS prepared a joint EIR/EIS for this project. The Final EIR/EIS was completed in late October, 2006, with the EPA’s Notice of Availability (NOA) published on November 3, 2006. The preferred alternative rejected the 230-kV transmission line upgrades west of the Devers Substation in favor of a 500-kV transmission line extension originating at the Devers Substation and terminating at the Valley Substation near Romoland, California. On December 22, 2006, the CPUC issued a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity approving the California portion of the project under their jurisdiction. The BLM’s ROD was delayed, however, pending approval of the Arizona portion of the project by the Arizona Corporations Commission (ACC). Negotiations between the ACC and SCE continued until May 15, 2009, when SCE announced it was no longer pursuing construction of the Arizona portion of the project. The SCE, however, continues to pursue completion of the California portion of the project. The rationale for this 157mile-long, California-only project includes anticipated future renewable energy development and generator interconnection requests in the vicinity of Blythe, in Riverside County, California. This ROD addresses the California-only project. Any party adversely affected by the ROD decision may appeal within 30 days of publication of this NOA pursuant to 43 CFR, part 4, subpart E. The appeal must be filed with the Palm Springs Field Manager at the above listed address. Please consult the appropriate regulations (43 CFR part 4, subpart E) for further appeal requirements. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6. Karla Norris, Assistant Deputy State Director, Natural Resources. [FR Doc. 2011–18186 Filed 7–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 Jul 18, 2011 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Deer Management Plan, Antietam National Battlefield and Monocacy National Battlefield, MD, and Manassas National Battlefield Park, VA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement for a Deer Management Plan (EIS and Plan) covering Antietam National Battlefield and Monocacy National Battlefield, Maryland, and Manassas National Battlefield Park, Virginia. The purpose of this EIS and Plan is to develop a deer management strategy that supports preservation of the cultural and natural landscapes through the protection and restoration of native vegetation and other natural and cultural resources, and that provides for management of Chronic Wasting Disease at the parks. DATES: The NPS will accept comments from the public through September 2, 2011. The NPS intends to hold public scoping meetings at Antietam National Battlefield, Monocacy National Battlefield and Manassas National Battlefield Park during the scoping period. Details regarding the exact times and locations of these meetings will be announced through local media at least 15 days in advance of the meetings. Information about public meetings will also be provided on the three parks’ planning Web site: http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/ battlefielddeerplan (click on the link to the Deer Management Plan). ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public review and comment online at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/ battlefielddeerplan and at all three park headquarters listed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of the Superintendent, Antietam National Battlefield, P.O. Box 158, Sharpsburg, Maryland 21782, Telephone: (301) 432–2243. Office of the Superintendent, Monocacy National Battlefield, 4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick, Maryland 21704, Telephone: (301) 694–3147. Office of the Superintendent, Manassas National Battlefield Park, 12521 Lee PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This plan is needed for the following reasons: Attainment of the parks’ cultural landscape preservation goals and mandates are compromised by the high density of white-tailed deer in the parks. Browsing of and other damage to native seedlings, saplings and understory vegetation by deer in the parks has prevented successful forest regeneration. An increasing number of deer in the parks has resulted in adverse impacts to native vegetation and wildlife. Opportunities to coordinate with other jurisdictional entities currently implementing deer management actions to benefit the protection of park resources and values can be expanded (Bull Run Regional Park and Conway Robinson State Park in Manassas, Virginia, etc.). Chronic Wasting Diseases is proximate to the parks and represents an imminent threat to resources in the parks. There are opportunities to evaluate and plan responses to threats from Chronic Wasting Disease over the long term. The NPS has invited several other government agencies to participate in the development of the EIS and Plan as cooperating agencies, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the State of Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia. A scoping newsletter will be prepared that details the issues identified to date and includes the purpose, need, and objectives of the EIS and Plan. Copies of that information may be obtained online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ battlefielddeerplan or at one of the three parks’ headquarters addresses above. If you wish to comment on the purpose, need, objectives, alternatives, or on any other issues associated with the EIS and Plan, you may submit your comments via the Internet at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/ battlefielddeerplan or by mail or handdelivery to one of the three parks’ headquarters addresses above. 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 138 (Tuesday, July 19, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42725-42726]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18186]


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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 the Southern 
California Edison Company Devers-Palo Verde No. 2 Transmission Line 
Project, California

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Department of 
Agriculture United States Forest Service (USFS) announces the 
availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Devers-Palo Verde 
No. 2 Transmission Line Project located in southern California. The 
Palm Springs Field Manager signed the ROD, which constitutes the final 
decision of the BLM and makes the right-of-way decision effective 
immediately.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD are available upon request from the Field 
Manager, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, 1201 Bird Center Drive, 
Palm Springs, California 92262-8001. The ROD is also available upon 
request from the San Bernardino National Forest Supervisor's Office, 
602 S. Tippecanoe Avenue, San Bernardino, California 92408 or at the 
following Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/palmsprings.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Holly L. Roberts at (760) 833-7100, e-
mail holly_roberts@ca.blm.gov, address 1201 Bird Center Drive, Palm 
Springs, California 92262-8001; or Robert H. Hawkins at (707) 562-9143 
or e-mail: rhawkins@fs.fed.us. 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 2005, Southern California Edison Company 
(SCE) proposed to construct a new 230-mile-long, 500-kilovolt (kV) 
electrical transmission line between the SCE's Devers substation 
located near Palm Springs, California, and the Harquahala generating 
station switchyard, located near the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating 
Station west of Phoenix, Arizona. A 50-mile 230-kV transmission line 
upgrade was included between the Devers

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Substation west to San Bernardino, California. A Notice of Intent to 
prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) was published in the Federal Register on December 7, 
2005. The BLM, together with the California Public Utilities Commission 
(CPUC) and the USFS prepared a joint EIR/EIS for this project. The 
Final EIR/EIS was completed in late October, 2006, with the EPA's 
Notice of Availability (NOA) published on November 3, 2006. The 
preferred alternative rejected the 230-kV transmission line upgrades 
west of the Devers Substation in favor of a 500-kV transmission line 
extension originating at the Devers Substation and terminating at the 
Valley Substation near Romoland, California. On December 22, 2006, the 
CPUC issued a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity approving 
the California portion of the project under their jurisdiction.
    The BLM's ROD was delayed, however, pending approval of the Arizona 
portion of the project by the Arizona Corporations Commission (ACC). 
Negotiations between the ACC and SCE continued until May 15, 2009, when 
SCE announced it was no longer pursuing construction of the Arizona 
portion of the project. The SCE, however, continues to pursue 
completion of the California portion of the project. The rationale for 
this 157-mile-long, California-only project includes anticipated future 
renewable energy development and generator interconnection requests in 
the vicinity of Blythe, in Riverside County, California. This ROD 
addresses the California-only project.
    Any party adversely affected by the ROD decision may appeal within 
30 days of publication of this NOA pursuant to 43 CFR, part 4, subpart 
E. The appeal must be filed with the Palm Springs Field Manager at the 
above listed address. Please consult the appropriate regulations (43 
CFR part 4, subpart E) for further appeal requirements.

    Authority:  40 CFR 1506.6.

Karla Norris,
Assistant Deputy State Director, Natural Resources.
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