Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Haile Gold Mine in Lancaster County, SC, 60474-60475 [2011-25140]

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To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check http://www.regulations.gov approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). DoD Clearance Officer: Ms. Patricia Toppings. Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. Toppings at WHS/ESD/ Information Management Division, 4800 Mark Center Drive, 2nd Floor, East Tower, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350–3100. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Dated: September 23, 2011. Ynette R. Shelkin, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Haile Gold Mine in Lancaster County, SC [FR Doc. 2011–25047 Filed 9–28–11; 8:45 am] AGENCY: BILLING CODE 5001–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Defense Acquisition Regulations System Commercial Item Handbook Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Request for public input. AGENCY: DoD has updated its Commercial Item Handbook. The purpose of the Handbook is to help acquisition personnel develop sound business strategies for procuring commercial items. DoD is seeking industry input on the contents before finalizing the Handbook. DATES: Comments should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before November 30, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final Handbook. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to the Office of the Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Attention OUSD(AT&L)DPAP/CPIC, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060. Comments also may be submitted by e-mail to CI_Handbook@osd.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cassandra R. Freeman, 703–693–7062, or by e-mail at Cassandra.Freeman@osd.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 1, 2009, DoD published a request for public input on the draft Commercial Item Handbook issued by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) in November 2001. Comments were received and incorporated. A draft of the updated Commercial Item Handbook can be found at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/ cpic/draftcihandbook08012011.docx. DoD is seeking industry input on the contents before finalizing the Handbook. SUMMARY: Ynette R. Shelkin, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2011–25048 Filed 9–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 189 / Thursday, September 29, 2011 / Notices ACTION: Notice of Intent. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to assess the potential social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed construction and operation of a gold mine in order to extract and process gold from the Haile ore body in wetlands and streams associated with Haile Gold Mine Creek, by Haile Gold Mine, Inc. (Haile) in the vicinity of Kershaw, in Lancaster County, South Carolina. The DEIS will assess potential effects of a range of alternatives. DATES: General Public Scoping Meeting: One Public Scoping meeting is planned for Thursday October 27, 2011 beginning at 5 p.m. EDT at the Andrew Jackson Recreation Center, 6354 N Matson St, Kershaw, SC 29067. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or questions about the proposed project and DEIS, please contact Dr. Richard L. Darden, Project Manager, by telephone: 843– 329–8043 or toll free 1–866–329–8187, or by mail: CESAC–RE–P, 69–A Hagood Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403. For inquiries from the media, please contact the Corps, Charleston District Corporate Communications Officer (CCO), Ms. Glenn Jeffries by telephone: (843) 329– 8123. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An application for a Department of the Army permit was submitted by Haile pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344) on January 12, 2011 and was advertized in a Joint Public Notice, P/N # SAC 1992–24211– 4_Lancaster_County on January 28, 2011. The public notice is available on Charleston District’s public Web site at: http://www.sac.usace.army.mil/ ?action=publicnotices.pn2011. 1. Description of Proposed Project. The project proposed by Haile is to reactivate the existing Haile Gold Mine near Kershaw, SC for the development of gold resources, to expand the area for open pit mining, and to construct associated facilities. The Haile Gold Mine Site encompasses approximately 4,231 acres. Mining will occur in phases involving eight open mining pits over a twelve-year period, with pit depths ranging from 110 to 840 feet deep. The proposed work includes the mechanized land clearing, grubbing, temporary stockpiling, filling, and excavation that will impact 161.81 acres of jurisdictional, freshwater wetlands and 38,775 linear feet of streams. Construction drawings provided by the tkelley on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:29 Sep 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 applicant are included in the original joint public notice of January 28, 2011, and are available on Charleston District’s public Web site at http:// www.sac.usace.army.mil/ ?action=publicnotices.pn2011. 2. Alternatives. A range of alternatives to the proposed action will be identified, and those found to be reasonable alternatives will be fully evaluated in the DEIS, including: The no-action alternative, the applicant’s proposed alternative, alternative mine locations and mine plans, alternative mining methods and processes, alternatives that may result in avoidance and minimization of impacts, and mitigation measures not in the proposed action. However, this list is not exclusive and additional alternatives may be considered for inclusion. 3. Scoping and Public Involvement Process. A scoping meeting will be conducted to gather information on the scope of the project and alternatives to be addressed in the DEIS. Additional public and agency involvement will be sought through the implementation of a public involvement plan and through an agency coordination team. 4. Significant Issues. Issues associated with the proposed project to be given detailed analysis in the DEIS are likely to include, but are not necessarily limited to, the potential impacts of the proposed Haile Gold Mine on surface and groundwater quality, aquatic habitat and biota, wetlands and stream habitats, federal and state listed species of concern, indirect and cumulative impacts, drinking water supplies, mitigation, emergency response and contingency plans, mine closure and rehabilitation, conservation, economics, aesthetics, general environmental concerns, historic properties, fish and wildlife values, flood hazards, land use, recreation, water supply and conservation, water quality, energy needs, safety, and the needs and welfare of the people. 5. Additional Review and Consultation. Additional review and consultation which will be incorporated into the preparation of this DEIS will include, but will not necessarily be limited to, Section 401 of Clean Water Act; Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) consultation requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; the National Environmental Policy Act; the Endangered Species Act; and the National Historic Preservation Act. 6. Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) is anticipated to be available late in 2012. A Public Hearing will be PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60475 conducted following the release of the DEIS. Edward P. Chamberlayne, Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District. [FR Doc. 2011–25140 Filed 9–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Issuance of a Loan Guarantee to Tonopah Solar Energy, LLC, for the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project U.S. Department of Energy. Record of decision. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces its decision to issue a Federal loan guarantee under Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 05), as amended by Section 406 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), to Tonopah Solar Energy, LLC (TSE), for construction and start-up of the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project (the Project). The Project is a proposed 110-megawatt solar power generating facility based on concentrating solar power technology, using mirrors and a central receiver, on approximately 2,250 acres of U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM)-administered lands in Nye County, Nevada. The environmental impacts of construction and start-up of the Project were analyzed in the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Tonopah Solar Energy, LLC, Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, Nye County, Nevada (75 FR 70917, November 19, 2010) (FEIS), prepared by BLM with DOE as a cooperating agency. BLM consulted DOE during the preparation of this EIS, DOE provided comments, and BLM addressed those comments in the FEIS. DOE subsequently determined that the Project analyzed in the FEIS was substantially the same as the Project that would be covered by the DOE loan guarantee, and DOE adopted the FEIS (76 FR 7844; February 11, 2011). ADDRESSES: Copies of this Record of Decision (ROD) and the FEIS may be obtained by contacting Angela Colamaria, DOE National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Document Manager, Environmental Compliance Division, Loan Programs Office (LP–10), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585; telephone (202) 287–5387; or e-mail at Angela.Colamaria@hq.doe.gov, or by accessing these documents on the DOE NEPA Web site at http:// SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) 
for the Haile Gold Mine in Lancaster County, SC

AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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ACTION: Notice of Intent.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District intends 
to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to assess the 
potential social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed 
construction and operation of a gold mine in order to extract and 
process gold from the Haile ore body in wetlands and streams associated 
with Haile Gold Mine Creek, by Haile Gold Mine, Inc. (Haile) in the 
vicinity of Kershaw, in Lancaster County, South Carolina. The DEIS will 
assess potential effects of a range of alternatives.

DATES: General Public Scoping Meeting: One Public Scoping meeting is 
planned for Thursday October 27, 2011 beginning at 5 p.m. EDT at the 
Andrew Jackson Recreation Center, 6354 N Matson St, Kershaw, SC 29067.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or 
questions about the proposed project and DEIS, please contact Dr. 
Richard L. Darden, Project Manager, by telephone: 843-329-8043 or toll 
free 1-866-329-8187, or by mail:
    CESAC-RE-P, 69-A Hagood Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403. For inquiries 
from the media, please contact the Corps, Charleston District Corporate 
Communications Officer (CCO), Ms. Glenn Jeffries by telephone: (843) 
329-8123.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An application for a Department of the Army 
permit was submitted by Haile pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean 
Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344) on January 12, 2011 and was advertized in a 
Joint Public Notice, P/N  SAC 1992-24211-4--Lancaster--County 
on January 28, 2011. The public notice is available on Charleston 
District's public Web site at: http://www.sac.usace.army.mil/?action=publicnotices.pn2011.
    1. Description of Proposed Project. The project proposed by Haile 
is to reactivate the existing Haile Gold Mine near Kershaw, SC for the 
development of gold resources, to expand the area for open pit mining, 
and to construct associated facilities. The Haile Gold Mine Site 
encompasses approximately 4,231 acres. Mining will occur in phases 
involving eight open mining pits over a twelve-year period, with pit 
depths ranging from 110 to 840 feet deep. The proposed work includes 
the mechanized land clearing, grubbing, temporary stockpiling, filling, 
and excavation that will impact 161.81 acres of jurisdictional, 
freshwater wetlands and 38,775 linear feet of streams. Construction 
drawings provided by the applicant are included in the original joint 
public notice of January 28, 2011, and are available on Charleston 
District's public Web site at http://www.sac.usace.army.mil/?action=publicnotices.pn2011.
    2. Alternatives. A range of alternatives to the proposed action 
will be identified, and those found to be reasonable alternatives will 
be fully evaluated in the DEIS, including: The no-action alternative, 
the applicant's proposed alternative, alternative mine locations and 
mine plans, alternative mining methods and processes, alternatives that 
may result in avoidance and minimization of impacts, and mitigation 
measures not in the proposed action. However, this list is not 
exclusive and additional alternatives may be considered for inclusion.
    3. Scoping and Public Involvement Process. A scoping meeting will 
be conducted to gather information on the scope of the project and 
alternatives to be addressed in the DEIS. Additional public and agency 
involvement will be sought through the implementation of a public 
involvement plan and through an agency coordination team.
    4. Significant Issues. Issues associated with the proposed project 
to be given detailed analysis in the DEIS are likely to include, but 
are not necessarily limited to, the potential impacts of the proposed 
Haile Gold Mine on surface and groundwater quality, aquatic habitat and 
biota, wetlands and stream habitats, federal and state listed species 
of concern, indirect and cumulative impacts, drinking water supplies, 
mitigation, emergency response and contingency plans, mine closure and 
rehabilitation, conservation, economics, aesthetics, general 
environmental concerns, historic properties, fish and wildlife values, 
flood hazards, land use, recreation, water supply and conservation, 
water quality, energy needs, safety, and the needs and welfare of the 
people.
    5. Additional Review and Consultation. Additional review and 
consultation which will be incorporated into the preparation of this 
DEIS will include, but will not necessarily be limited to, Section 401 
of Clean Water Act; Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) consultation 
requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act; the National Environmental Policy Act; the Endangered 
Species Act; and the National Historic Preservation Act.
    6. Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) is anticipated to be 
available late in 2012. A Public Hearing will be conducted following 
the release of the DEIS.

Edward P. Chamberlayne,
Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District.
[FR Doc. 2011-25140 Filed 9-28-11; 8:45 am]
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