Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Sloan Hills Competitive Mineral Material Sales, Clark County, NV, 47607-47608 [2011-19651]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 151 / Friday, August 5, 2011 / Notices fish and wildlife resources and individuals who represent the interests of saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing, recreational boating, the recreational fishing and boating industries, recreational fisheries resource conservation, Native American Tribes, aquatic resource outreach and education, and tourism. Background information on the Council is available at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc. Upcoming Meeting The Council will convene to consider: 1. Progress in implementing the Council’s assessment of the Fish and Wildlife Service Fisheries Program; 2. Progress in implementing the Council’s assessment of the activities of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation; 3. Issues related to implementation of the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative; 47607 4. Issues related to Marine Protected Areas and implementation of the National Ocean Policy; 5. 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[FR Doc. 2011–19871 Filed 8–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVS00530 L13300000.EP0000 241A; 10– 08807; MO#4500013258; TAS: 14X1109] Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Sloan Hills Competitive Mineral Material Sales, Clark County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Southern Nevada District Office in Las Vegas, Nevada has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed competitive sale of mineral materials in the Sloan Hills of Southern Nevada, and by this notice announces the availability of the Draft SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 EIS and the opening of the comment period. DATES: To ensure comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Proposed Sloan Hills Competitive Mineral Materials Sales Draft EIS within 120 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public involvement activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments related to the Proposed Sloan Hills Competitive Mineral Materials Sales by any of the following methods: • Web site: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/ en/fo/lvfo.html. • E-mail: sloanhillseis@blm.gov. • Fax: 702–515–5023, Attention Robert B. Ross, Jr. • Mail: Robert B. Ross, Jr., Field Manager, BLM Las Vegas Field Office, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130–2301. Copies of the Draft EIS for the Proposed Sloan Hills Competitive Mineral Materials Sales are available in the Las Vegas Field Office at the above address and at the following public library locations in Nevada: • Paseo Verde Library, 280 South Green Valley Parkway, Henderson. • James I Gibson Library, 280 South Water Street, Henderson. • Enterprise Library, 25 East Shelbourne Avenue, Las Vegas. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact Shonna Dooman at (702) 515–5174 or e-mail: sloanhillseis@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1 erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 47608 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 151 / Friday, August 5, 2011 / Notices 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 Draft EIS describes and analyzes the proposed competitive sale of mineral materials within the Sloan Hills of Southern Nevada. The proposed project site consists of a total of 640 acres south of Las Vegas and east of Interstate 15 near the community of Sloan. The proposed project site includes the entire south half Section 29 (the North Site) and the entire north half of Section 32 (the South Site) located in Township 23 South, Range 61 East. The proposed action is consistent with 43 CFR 3600 and is authorized under the Mineral Materials Act of 1947 and the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976. Two mining companies, CEMEX and Service Rock Products Corporation, have submitted mining plans of operations proposing to mine and process limestone and dolomite from the proposed project site. In addition to open pit mines, each proponent is proposing ancillary facilities that would include a minerals processing plant and other support facilities, which may include office buildings, truck maintenance buildings, fueling facilities, scale houses, parking facilities, an employee training facility, parts storage area, and a quality control/ quality assurance laboratory. Four action alternatives are analyzed in the Draft EIS, ranging from 320 acres to 640 acres. Alternative 1, at 640 acres, includes the sale of mineral materials in the North Site and the South Site to two mining companies that would operate independently and results in a single open pit mine. Alternative 2, at 320 acres, includes the sale of mineral materials in the North Site only. Alternative 3, at 320 acres, includes the sale of mineral materials in the South Site only. Alternative 4, at 640 acres, includes the sale of mineral materials in both the North Site and the South Site to a single mining company. Alternative 5 is the No Action Alternative. A Notice of Intent to prepare a Draft EIS was published in the Federal Register on Monday, June 11, 2007. Scoping of the project occurred from June 11, 2007 to January 5, 2008. Two public scoping meetings were held at the Henderson Executive Airport on December 5 and 6, 2007. A total of 126 individuals submitted comments during the scoping period. Comments received VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:16 Aug 04, 2011 Jkt 223001 pertained to a variety of broad categories, including alternatives, mining operations, and physical/natural resources. The Draft EIS addresses the following issues identified during scoping: NEPA process (consultations/coordination, proposal description, alternatives, and connected action/cumulative impacts); social resources (cultural resources, visual resources, noise, land use, recreation, transportation, and socioeconomic resources); and physical/ natural resources (biological resources, water resources, paleontological resources and geologic/soil resources). Please note that public comments and information submitted including names, street addresses, and e-mail addresses of persons who submit comments will be available for public review and disclosure at the above address during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except holidays. 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. 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. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6 and 1506.10. Robert B. Ross Jr., Manager, Las Vegas Field Office. [FR Doc. 2011–19651 Filed 8–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CACA 51022 DOE/EIS–0439] Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Rice Solar Energy, LLC Rice Solar Energy Project and Proposed California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Western Area Power Administration (Western), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the California SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Energy Commission (CEC) prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan Amendment for the Rice Solar Energy Project (RSEP) in Riverside County, California. By this Notice, the BLM is announcing the availability of the Proposed CDCA Plan Amendment/Final EIS. DATES: The BLM planning regulations state that any person who meets the conditions as described in the regulations may protest the BLM’s Proposed CDCA Plan Amendment. A person who meets the conditions and files a protest must file the protest by September 6, 2011. ADDRESSES: Copies of the RSEP Proposed CDCA Plan Amendment/Final EIS have been sent to affected Federal, State, and local government agencies and to other stakeholders. Copies are available for public inspection at the Palm Springs South Coast Field Office, 1201 Bird Center Drive, Palm Springs, California 92262. Interested persons may also review the document at the following Web site: http:// www.wapa.gov/transmission/ RiceSolar.htm. All protests must be in writing and mailed to one of the following addresses: Regular Mail: BLM Director (210), Attention: Brenda Hudgens-Williams, P.O. Box 71383, Washington, DC 20024– 1383. Overnight Mail: BLM Director (210), Attention: Brenda Hudgens-Williams, 20 M Street, SE, Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20003. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Liana Reilly, NEPA Document Manager, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 281213, Lakewood, Colorado 80228–8213, e-mail: RiceSolar@wapa.gov; or Ms. Allison Shaffer, Realty Specialist, telephone 760–833–7100, address (see above field office address), e-mail CAPSSolarRice@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 proposed Rice Solar Energy Project (Project) is a 150 megawatt (MW) solar electric power plant that would use concentrating solar ‘‘power tower’’ technology to capture the sun’s heat to make steam, which would power traditional steam turbine generators. E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNVS00530 L13300000.EP0000 241A; 10-08807; MO4500013258; 
TAS: 14X1109]


Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Proposed Sloan Hills Competitive Mineral Material 
Sales, Clark County, NV

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 
Southern Nevada District Office in Las Vegas, Nevada has prepared a 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed competitive 
sale of mineral materials in the Sloan Hills of Southern Nevada, and by 
this notice announces the availability of the Draft EIS and the opening 
of the comment period.

DATES: To ensure comments will be considered, the BLM must receive 
written comments on the Proposed Sloan Hills Competitive Mineral 
Materials Sales Draft EIS within 120 days following the date the 
Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in 
the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings 
and any other public involvement activities at least 15 days in advance 
through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings.

ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments related to the Proposed 
Sloan Hills Competitive Mineral Materials Sales by any of the following 
methods:
     Web site: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo.html.
     E-mail: sloanhillseis@blm.gov.
     Fax: 702-515-5023, Attention Robert B. Ross, Jr.
     Mail: Robert B. Ross, Jr., Field Manager, BLM Las Vegas 
Field Office, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130-
2301.
    Copies of the Draft EIS for the Proposed Sloan Hills Competitive 
Mineral Materials Sales are available in the Las Vegas Field Office at 
the above address and at the following public library locations in 
Nevada:
     Paseo Verde Library, 280 South Green Valley Parkway, 
Henderson.
     James I Gibson Library, 280 South Water Street, Henderson.
     Enterprise Library, 25 East Shelbourne Avenue, Las Vegas.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact Shonna 
Dooman at (702) 515-5174 or e-mail: sloanhillseis@blm.gov. Persons who 
use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal

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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 Draft EIS describes and analyzes the 
proposed competitive sale of mineral materials within the Sloan Hills 
of Southern Nevada. The proposed project site consists of a total of 
640 acres south of Las Vegas and east of Interstate 15 near the 
community of Sloan. The proposed project site includes the entire south 
half Section 29 (the North Site) and the entire north half of Section 
32 (the South Site) located in Township 23 South, Range 61 East. The 
proposed action is consistent with 43 CFR 3600 and is authorized under 
the Mineral Materials Act of 1947 and the Federal Land Policy 
Management Act of 1976.
    Two mining companies, CEMEX and Service Rock Products Corporation, 
have submitted mining plans of operations proposing to mine and process 
limestone and dolomite from the proposed project site. In addition to 
open pit mines, each proponent is proposing ancillary facilities that 
would include a minerals processing plant and other support facilities, 
which may include office buildings, truck maintenance buildings, 
fueling facilities, scale houses, parking facilities, an employee 
training facility, parts storage area, and a quality control/quality 
assurance laboratory.
    Four action alternatives are analyzed in the Draft EIS, ranging 
from 320 acres to 640 acres. Alternative 1, at 640 acres, includes the 
sale of mineral materials in the North Site and the South Site to two 
mining companies that would operate independently and results in a 
single open pit mine. Alternative 2, at 320 acres, includes the sale of 
mineral materials in the North Site only. Alternative 3, at 320 acres, 
includes the sale of mineral materials in the South Site only. 
Alternative 4, at 640 acres, includes the sale of mineral materials in 
both the North Site and the South Site to a single mining company. 
Alternative 5 is the No Action Alternative.
    A Notice of Intent to prepare a Draft EIS was published in the 
Federal Register on Monday, June 11, 2007. Scoping of the project 
occurred from June 11, 2007 to January 5, 2008. Two public scoping 
meetings were held at the Henderson Executive Airport on December 5 and 
6, 2007. A total of 126 individuals submitted comments during the 
scoping period. Comments received pertained to a variety of broad 
categories, including alternatives, mining operations, and physical/
natural resources.
    The Draft EIS addresses the following issues identified during 
scoping: NEPA process (consultations/coordination, proposal 
description, alternatives, and connected action/cumulative impacts); 
social resources (cultural resources, visual resources, noise, land 
use, recreation, transportation, and socioeconomic resources); and 
physical/natural resources (biological resources, water resources, 
paleontological resources and geologic/soil resources).
    Please note that public comments and information submitted 
including names, street addresses, and e-mail addresses of persons who 
submit comments will be available for public review and disclosure at 
the above address during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), 
Monday through Friday, except holidays.
    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. 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.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6 and 1506.10.

Robert B. Ross Jr.,
Manager, Las Vegas Field Office.
[FR Doc. 2011-19651 Filed 8-4-11; 8:45 am]
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