Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Over the River Art Project, Colorado, 45614-45615 [2011-19092]

Download as PDF 45614 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 146 / Friday, July 29, 2011 / Notices be made publicly available at any time. While you may 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. Donald A. Simpson, State Director. [FR Doc. 2011–19093 Filed 7–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCOF02000 L71220000.EA0000 LVTFC09C6050] Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Over the River Art Project, Colorado Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed Over the River Art Project (Over the River Final EIS) and by this notice is announcing its availability and the initiation of the 30-day availability period. DATES: The publication of the BLM’s Notice of Availability of this Final EIS in the Federal Register initiates a 30day public availability period. The Final EIS will be available to the public until August 29, 2011. While the availability period is not a formal public comment period, BLM may receive comments on the Final EIS which may be addressed in the Record of Decision. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Over the River Final EIS are available for public inspection at the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for additional public inspection addresses. Interested persons may also review the Final EIS at the following Web site: http:// www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/rgfo/planning/ otr.html. Any written comments related to the Over the River Final EIS may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site comment form: http:// www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/rgfo/planning/ otr.html. • E-mail: co_otr_comments@blm.gov. • Fax: (719) 269–8599. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Jul 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 • Mail: BLM Royal Gorge Field Office, Over the River Comments, 3028 ˜ E. Main St., Canon City, Colorado 81212. Please write ‘‘OTR Comments’’ in the subject line of comments that are emailed or faxed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Vincent Hooper, Over the River Project Manager, at the Royal Gorge Field Office (see ADDRESSES section above); telephone (719) 269–8555; e-mail co_otr_comments@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 OTR Corporation, formed by the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, proposes to install a work of art, known as Over the River, on Federal, state, and private lands adjacent to the Arkansas River ˜ between the cities of Salida and Canon City in Colorado. Following an estimated 2-year construction period, the exhibit is proposed for a 2-week display and viewing period in early August 2014. The proposed art exhibit involves the installation of approximately 900 porous, semitransparent fabric panels, which would be suspended 8 to 25 feet above the water for a total distance of approximately 5.9 miles at eight locations. The panels would be supported by approximately 1,270 steel cables and a series of steel anchor transition frames. More than 9,000 steel anchors would be drilled along and into the banks of the Arkansas River to support the panels. At the end of the 2week exhibition period, the system of cables and anchors and other aboveground materials would be removed over an estimated 3-month period. The artists would be responsible for restoring the river corridor according to the standards defined by permitting and approval authorities. More than 300,000 people are expected to visit the Arkansas River canyon during the 2week exhibition period. The proposed art exhibit is a no-fee visitor event. As proposed, the project would be located primarily on Federal lands administered by the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office, but would also be located on lands owned or managed by the Colorado State Land Board (SLB), Union Pacific Railroad, and private landowners; lands leased by the Colorado Division of PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Wildlife (CDOW); and lands owned or cooperatively managed by Colorado State Parks in the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado State Patrol have jurisdiction for activities along U.S. Highway 50. The majority of the project area is within Fremont County; however, a small portion at the western end of the project is within Chaffee County. Approximately 80 percent of the area in the proposed project would be located in the Arkansas Canyonlands Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC), a BLM-designated area that recognizes the need for recreation use as well as protection for the river corridor’s scenic values. The Final EIS identifies 7 alternatives (including a no action alternative) that vary by panel length, transportation, visitor management, and timing considerations. The action alternatives were also developed to consider and compare configurations of public lands that could be made available for artistic panel placement as well as construction and logistics. The BLM Royal Gorge Field Office is the lead Federal agency responsible for preparing the EIS and complying with the requirements of NEPA and other applicable laws and regulations. Multiple cooperating agencies and permitting authorities have participated and provided input in the development of the Over the River Final EIS, including CDOT, Chaffee and Fremont Counties, and the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which includes CDOW, Colorado State Parks, and SLB. Over the River was informally proposed by the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude in 1996. Based on OTR Corporation’s verbal proposal, the BLM began an Environmental Assessment (EA) and initiated an informal scoping period through 8 public meetings held in communities within the proposed project area from April 1997 to October 2000. OTR Corp. re-approached the BLM about the proposed project in August 2005. Additional EA-level scoping occurred in January and February 2006. On May 24, 2006, the BLM also hosted interagency meetings with CDOT, DNR, Fremont County, Chaffee County, and Colorado State Patrol to discuss and understand the public comments and questions. The scoping comments led to a Notice of Intent which published in the Federal Register on June 19, 2006 (71 FR 35289), announcing the intent to prepare an EIS. The decision to prepare an EIS was based on several factors, including a specific request from the applicants, the E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 146 / Friday, July 29, 2011 / Notices increasing complexity of the project, the level of controversy related to the project, and the level of public involvement during the scoping process. On July 16, 2010, the Notice of Availability for the Draft EIS was published in the Federal Register (75 FR 41517) and a 45-day Draft EIS public comment period began. During this time, the BLM hosted 4 public meetings ˜ in Canon City, Cotopaxi, Salida, and Denver, Colorado. Based on public comments received, the BLM extended the comment period by 15 days, ending on September 14, 2010. The responses to comments are presented in the Over the River Final EIS. Public comments focused on concerns with emergency response and safety, cleanup and restoration, impacts to the special values of the Arkansas Canyonlands ACEC, wildlife, threatened and endangered species, recreation, transportation, and socioeconomics. These comments have been addressed within the range of alternatives in the Final EIS where applicable. Additional Final EIS Inspection Addresses: Additional copies of the Over the River Final EIS are available at the BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado; ˜ Canon City Public Library, 516 Macon ˜ Ave., Canon City, Colorado; Salida Regional Library, 405 E. Street, Salida, Colorado; Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area office, 307 West Sackett Ave., Salida, Colorado; Denver Public Library, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Parkway, Denver, Colorado; and the Cotopaxi Store, 20204 U.S. Highway 50, Cotopaxi, Colorado. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment on the Final EIS, 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6 and 1506.10. Helen M. Hankins, Colorado State Director. [FR Doc. 2011–19092 Filed 7–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Jul 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled In Re Certain Wireless Devices with 3G Capabilities and Components Thereof, DN 2835; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James R. Holbein, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov, and will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. Hearingimpaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission has received a complaint filed on behalf of InterDigital Communications LLC, InterDigital Technology Corporation, and IPR Licensing Inc. on July 26, 2011. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain wireless devices with 3g capabilities and components thereof. The complaint names as respondents Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. of China; FutureWei Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Huawei Technologies (USA) of TX; Nokia Corporation of Finland; Nokia Inc. of NY; ZTE Corporation of China; and ZTE (USA) Inc. of TX. The complainant, proposed respondents, other interested parties, and members of the public are invited SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45615 to file comments, not to exceed five pages in length, on any public interest issues raised by the complaint. Comments should address whether issuance of an exclusion order and/or a cease and desist order in this investigation would negatively affect the public health and welfare in the United States, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, or United States consumers. In particular, the Commission is interested in comments that: (i) Explain how the articles potentially subject to the orders are used in the United States; (ii) Identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the United States relating to the potential orders; (iii) Indicate the extent to which like or directly competitive articles are produced in the United States or are otherwise available in the United States, with respect to the articles potentially subject to the orders; and (iv) Indicate whether Complainant, Complainant’s licensees, and/or third party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to an exclusion order and a cease and desist order within a commercially reasonable time. Written submissions must be filed no later than by close of business, five business days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. There will be further opportunities for comment on the public interest after the issuance of any final initial determination in this investigation. Persons filing written submissions must file the original document and 12 true copies thereof on or before the deadlines stated above with the Office of the Secretary. Submissions should refer to the docket number (‘‘Docket No. 2835’’) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. The Commission’s rules authorize filing submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means only to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the rules (see Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, http://www.usitc.gov/ secretary/fed_reg_notices/rules/ documents/handbook_on_electronic_ filing.pdf). Persons with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the Secretary (202–205–2000). Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in confidence must request confidential treatment. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLCOF02000 L71220000.EA0000 LVTFC09C6050]


Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Proposed Over the River Art Project, Colorado

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 
1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a 
Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed Over the 
River Art Project (Over the River Final EIS) and by this notice is 
announcing its availability and the initiation of the 30-day 
availability period.

DATES: The publication of the BLM's Notice of Availability of this 
Final EIS in the Federal Register initiates a 30-day public 
availability period. The Final EIS will be available to the public 
until August 29, 2011. While the availability period is not a formal 
public comment period, BLM may receive comments on the Final EIS which 
may be addressed in the Record of Decision.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Over the River Final EIS are available for 
public inspection at the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office. See the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for additional public inspection 
addresses. Interested persons may also review the Final EIS at the 
following Web site: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/rgfo/planning/otr.html.
    Any written comments related to the Over the River Final EIS may be 
submitted by any of the following methods:
     Web site comment form: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/rgfo/planning/otr.html.
     E-mail: co_otr_comments@blm.gov.
     Fax: (719) 269-8599.
     Mail: BLM Royal Gorge Field Office, Over the River 
Comments, 3028 E. Main St., Ca[ntilde]on City, Colorado 81212.
    Please write ``OTR Comments'' in the subject line of comments that 
are e-mailed or faxed.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Vincent Hooper, Over the River 
Project Manager, at the Royal Gorge Field Office (see ADDRESSES section 
above); telephone (719) 269-8555; e-mail co_otr_comments@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 OTR Corporation, formed by the artists 
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, proposes to install a work of art, known as 
Over the River, on Federal, state, and private lands adjacent to the 
Arkansas River between the cities of Salida and Ca[ntilde]on City in 
Colorado. Following an estimated 2-year construction period, the 
exhibit is proposed for a 2-week display and viewing period in early 
August 2014. The proposed art exhibit involves the installation of 
approximately 900 porous, semi-transparent fabric panels, which would 
be suspended 8 to 25 feet above the water for a total distance of 
approximately 5.9 miles at eight locations. The panels would be 
supported by approximately 1,270 steel cables and a series of steel 
anchor transition frames. More than 9,000 steel anchors would be 
drilled along and into the banks of the Arkansas River to support the 
panels. At the end of the 2-week exhibition period, the system of 
cables and anchors and other above-ground materials would be removed 
over an estimated 3-month period. The artists would be responsible for 
restoring the river corridor according to the standards defined by 
permitting and approval authorities. More than 300,000 people are 
expected to visit the Arkansas River canyon during the 2-week 
exhibition period. The proposed art exhibit is a no-fee visitor event. 
As proposed, the project would be located primarily on Federal lands 
administered by the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office, but would also be 
located on lands owned or managed by the Colorado State Land Board 
(SLB), Union Pacific Railroad, and private landowners; lands leased by 
the Colorado Division of Wildlife (CDOW); and lands owned or 
cooperatively managed by Colorado State Parks in the Arkansas 
Headwaters Recreation Area. The Colorado Department of Transportation 
(CDOT) and Colorado State Patrol have jurisdiction for activities along 
U.S. Highway 50. The majority of the project area is within Fremont 
County; however, a small portion at the western end of the project is 
within Chaffee County. Approximately 80 percent of the area in the 
proposed project would be located in the Arkansas Canyonlands Area of 
Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC), a BLM-designated area that 
recognizes the need for recreation use as well as protection for the 
river corridor's scenic values.
    The Final EIS identifies 7 alternatives (including a no action 
alternative) that vary by panel length, transportation, visitor 
management, and timing considerations. The action alternatives were 
also developed to consider and compare configurations of public lands 
that could be made available for artistic panel placement as well as 
construction and logistics.
    The BLM Royal Gorge Field Office is the lead Federal agency 
responsible for preparing the EIS and complying with the requirements 
of NEPA and other applicable laws and regulations. Multiple cooperating 
agencies and permitting authorities have participated and provided 
input in the development of the Over the River Final EIS, including 
CDOT, Chaffee and Fremont Counties, and the Colorado Department of 
Natural Resources (DNR), which includes CDOW, Colorado State Parks, and 
SLB.
    Over the River was informally proposed by the artists Christo and 
Jeanne-Claude in 1996. Based on OTR Corporation's verbal proposal, the 
BLM began an Environmental Assessment (EA) and initiated an informal 
scoping period through 8 public meetings held in communities within the 
proposed project area from April 1997 to October 2000. OTR Corp. re-
approached the BLM about the proposed project in August 2005. 
Additional EA-level scoping occurred in January and February 2006. On 
May 24, 2006, the BLM also hosted interagency meetings with CDOT, DNR, 
Fremont County, Chaffee County, and Colorado State Patrol to discuss 
and understand the public comments and questions. The scoping comments 
led to a Notice of Intent which published in the Federal Register on 
June 19, 2006 (71 FR 35289), announcing the intent to prepare an EIS. 
The decision to prepare an EIS was based on several factors, including 
a specific request from the applicants, the

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increasing complexity of the project, the level of controversy related 
to the project, and the level of public involvement during the scoping 
process.
    On July 16, 2010, the Notice of Availability for the Draft EIS was 
published in the Federal Register (75 FR 41517) and a 45-day Draft EIS 
public comment period began. During this time, the BLM hosted 4 public 
meetings in Ca[ntilde]on City, Cotopaxi, Salida, and Denver, Colorado. 
Based on public comments received, the BLM extended the comment period 
by 15 days, ending on September 14, 2010. The responses to comments are 
presented in the Over the River Final EIS.
    Public comments focused on concerns with emergency response and 
safety, cleanup and restoration, impacts to the special values of the 
Arkansas Canyonlands ACEC, wildlife, threatened and endangered species, 
recreation, transportation, and socioeconomics. These comments have 
been addressed within the range of alternatives in the Final EIS where 
applicable.
    Additional Final EIS Inspection Addresses: Additional copies of the 
Over the River Final EIS are available at the BLM Colorado State 
Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado; Ca[ntilde]on City 
Public Library, 516 Macon Ave., Ca[ntilde]on City, Colorado; Salida 
Regional Library, 405 E. Street, Salida, Colorado; Arkansas Headwaters 
Recreation Area office, 307 West Sackett Ave., Salida, Colorado; Denver 
Public Library, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Parkway, Denver, Colorado; and 
the Cotopaxi Store, 20204 U.S. Highway 50, Cotopaxi, Colorado.
    Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment on the Final 
EIS, 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.

     Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6 and 1506.10.

Helen M. Hankins,
Colorado State Director.
[FR Doc. 2011-19092 Filed 7-28-11; 8:45 am]
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