Notice of Resource Advisory Council Meeting for the Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council (Supplemental Information), 66079-66080 [2011-27621]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 206 / Tuesday, October 25, 2011 / Notices collection subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Dated: October 17, 2011. Robert P. LaBelle, Acting Deputy Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. [FR Doc. 2011–27633 Filed 10–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CACA 49537 LLCAD08000 L51010000.FX0000 LVRWB11B4670] Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the K Road Calico Solar Project, San Bernardino County, CA Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), California Desert District, intends to prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for an amendment to the right-of-way (ROW) grant for the K Road Calico Solar Project (Project) in San Bernardino County, California. DATES: The BLM will provide a 45-day public comment period upon publication of the Supplemental Draft EIS. SUMMARY: ADDRESSES: • Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/ en/fo/barstow/K Road_Calico_Solar.html. • E-mail: CalicoPV_SEIS@blm.gov. • Fax: (760) 252–6098. • Mail: Bureau of Land Management, Joan Patrovsky, Project Manager, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, California 92311. Joan Patrovsky, BLM Project Manager, or Edy Seehafer, BLM NEPA Compliance Coordinator, telephone (760) 252–6000. Please contact Ms. Patrovsky if you’d like to have your name added to our mailing list. See also ADDRESSES section, above. News media inquiries should be directed to the California Desert District Office, Public Affairs Office, David Briery, 22835 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, California 92553, telephone (951) 697–5220, or e-mail: dbriery@blm.gov. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Oct 24, 2011 Jkt 226001 K Road is seeking approval to construct and operate an electrical generating facility with a nominal capacity of approximately 664 megawatts (MW). The project would use photovoltaic (PV) panels and may include some solar thermal power. Approximately 4,604 acres of BLM-administered public land and 9 acres of privately owned land are needed to develop the Project. K Road has submitted an application to the BLM requesting to amend their ROW grant to change portions of the approved facility from 100 percent SunCatcher technology to PV technology and potentially some SunCatcher technology. On October 20, 2010, the BLM approved the Calico Solar ROW grant, which would develop a solar thermal energy generating facility in a project area north of Interstate 40 between Newberry Springs and Hector, California approximately 37 miles east of Barstow, California. The grant holder, K Road Calico Solar, LLC has applied to the BLM for a ROW grant amendment on public lands to construct the solar facility in two phases including a change in technology: Phase 1 (275 MW and 1,863 acres) will consist of PV panels, an access road, a central services complex, an on-site substation, and a underground water utility line. Phase 2 (2,750 acres, 389 MW) will consist of PV panels and may include some SunCatcher technology. Construction would begin in early 2013. Although construction would take approximately 48 months to complete, renewable energy power would be available to the grid as each phase is completed. The facility would be expected to operate for approximately 20 years. A new 230-kV substation would be built in the center of the project area and would connect to the existing Pisgah Substation via an approximately two-mile long single-circuit, 230-kV transmission line. The 2010 Final EIS and Proposed Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area Plan for the Calico Solar Project considered this type of technology but did not analyze it in detail. The Supplemental Draft EIS will analyze this alternative in detail, including any additional site-specific impacts resulting from the change in technology and additional ancillary facilities or relocation of facilities. This includes impacts to air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, water resources, geological resources and hazards, hazardous materials handling, noise, paleontological resources, public health, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66079 socioeconomics, soils, traffic and transportation, visual resources, waste management and worker safety and fire protection, as well as facility design engineering, efficiency, reliability, transmission system engineering and transmission line safety and nuisance. If the ROW amendment is approved by the BLM, a multi-technology solar power plant facility on public lands would be authorized in accordance with Title V of FLPMA and the BLM’s ROW Regulations at 43 CFR part 2800. A certificate designating approval by the California Energy Commission must be obtained by K Road before it may construct the portion of Phase two involving ‘‘SunCatcher’’ solar facilities. Authority: 40 CFR 1502.9(c) and 43 CFR 1610.2. Thomas Pogacnik, Deputy State Director. [FR Doc. 2011–27558 Filed 10–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCON00000 L10200000 DF0000.LXSS080C0000] Notice of Resource Advisory Council Meeting for the Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council (Supplemental Information) Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting: Supplemental Information AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, notice has been published that the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northwest Resource Advisory Council (NW RAC) will meet on December 1, 2011. This notice provides supplemental information related to specific fee proposals that will be discussed at the December meeting in Gateway, Colorado, specifically the consideration of two new fee proposals for public lands within the Grand Junction Field Office, and one fee adjustment proposal for the Kremmling Field Office. DATES: This supplemental information is being provided for the NW RAC meeting to be held on December 1, 2011. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. and adjourn at approximately 3 p.m., with public comment periods regarding matters on the agenda at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 66080 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 206 / Tuesday, October 25, 2011 / Notices Gateway Canyons Resort, 43200 Colorado Highway 141. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, Colorado River Valley Field Office, 970– 876–9000. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member NW RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of issues associated with resource management of the public lands in northwestern Colorado. On June 20, 2011, the NW RAC’s charter was amended to allow the NW RAC to make recommendations of fee proposals associated with recreational use of BLMmanaged public lands in northwestern Colorado under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA). At the December 1 meeting, the NW RAC will consider two new fee proposals being developed by the Grand Junction Field Office, and one fee adjustment in the Kremmling Field Office. The first proposal would allow the BLM to initiate an expanded amenity fee program for the 18 Road Campground in the North Fruita Desert. The BLM is proposing this fee to address maintenance and improvement issues at the campground based on significant increases in visitation. Fees would allow for campground improvements, including the addition of up to 60 new campsites. The second proposal would allow the BLM to initiate a fee program for the Ruby-Horsethief section of the Colorado River. This fee would accompany an individual Special Recreation Permit for overnight camping and would assist the BLM in enhancing management to reduce visitor conflict and protect public land resources from damage through enforcement, land restoration and regular patrols. The fee adjustment proposal would adjust the fee structure at the Pumphouse and Radium recreation sites along the Upper Colorado River. Fees have been charged in the area since 1998. Adjustments are necessary to keep pace with increased costs of maintaining and improving these areas. More information about these proposals and the complete agenda for December 1 are available on the NW RAC’s Web site at http://www.blm.gov/ co/st/en/BLM_Resources/racs/ nwrac.html. These meetings are open to the public. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited at the discretion of the Chair. A separate Notice of Intent will be published in the Federal Register at a sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Oct 24, 2011 Jkt 226001 later date to announce the BLM’s intent to collect fees on these two areas of public land. A Notice of Intent is not required for the fee adjustment proposal. Helen M. Hankins, State Director. [FR Doc. 2011–27621 Filed 10–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P Having met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate the lease, effective July 1, 2011, subject to the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Approved. Shelley J. Smith, Acting State Director. Bureau of Land Management [FR Doc. 2011–27560 Filed 10–24–11; 8:45 am] [LLUT92000 L13100000 FI0000 25–7A] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P Notice of Proposed Class II Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, Utah DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice. [CACA 52030, LLCA920000 L1310000 FI0000] ACTION: In accordance with Title IV of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act, Bro Energy LLC timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease UTU85562 lands in Carbon County, Utah, accompanied by all required rentals and royalties accruing from July 1, 2011, the date of termination. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kent Hoffman, Deputy State Director, Lands and Minerals, Utah State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 440 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84145, phone (801) 539–4063. 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. 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 lessee has agreed to new lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10 per acre and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The $500 administrative fee for the lease has been paid and the lessee has reimbursed the Bureau of Land Management for the cost of publishing this notice. The public has 30 days after publication in the Federal Register to comment on the issuance of the Class II reinstatement. If no objections are received within that 30-day period, the BLM will issue a decision to the lessee reinstating the lease. Written comments will be accepted by fax, e-mail, or letter to: Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office, Attn: Kent Hoffman, P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City, UT 84145. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Bureau of Land Management Sfmt 4703 Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease CACA 52030, California AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. Under the provisions of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease CACA 52030 from Plains Exploration & Production Co. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all required rentals and royalties accruing from June 1, 2011, the date of termination. SUMMARY: Rita Altamira, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Adjudication, Division of Energy and Minerals, BLM California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, W–1623, Sacramento, California 95825, (916) 978–4378. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: No valid lease has been issued affecting the lands. The lessee has agreed to new lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10 per acre or fraction thereof and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and has reimbursed the BLM for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The Lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the BLM proposing to reinstate the lease effective June 1, 2011, subject to the original terms and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 206 (Tuesday, October 25, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66079-66080]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27621]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Notice of Resource Advisory Council Meeting for the Northwest 
Colorado Resource Advisory Council (Supplemental Information)

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting: Supplemental Information

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, notice has been 
published that the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM) Northwest Resource Advisory Council (NW RAC) will meet 
on December 1, 2011. This notice provides supplemental information 
related to specific fee proposals that will be discussed at the 
December meeting in Gateway, Colorado, specifically the consideration 
of two new fee proposals for public lands within the Grand Junction 
Field Office, and one fee adjustment proposal for the Kremmling Field 
Office.

DATES: This supplemental information is being provided for the NW RAC 
meeting to be held on December 1, 2011. The meeting will begin at 8 
a.m. and adjourn at approximately 3 p.m., with public comment periods 
regarding matters on the agenda at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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ADDRESSES: Gateway Canyons Resort, 43200 Colorado Highway 141.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, 
Colorado River Valley Field Office, 970-876-9000.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15-member NW RAC advises the Secretary 
of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of issues associated 
with resource management of the public lands in northwestern Colorado. 
On June 20, 2011, the NW RAC's charter was amended to allow the NW RAC 
to make recommendations of fee proposals associated with recreational 
use of BLM-managed public lands in northwestern Colorado under the 
Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA). At the December 1 
meeting, the NW RAC will consider two new fee proposals being developed 
by the Grand Junction Field Office, and one fee adjustment in the 
Kremmling Field Office.
    The first proposal would allow the BLM to initiate an expanded 
amenity fee program for the 18 Road Campground in the North Fruita 
Desert. The BLM is proposing this fee to address maintenance and 
improvement issues at the campground based on significant increases in 
visitation. Fees would allow for campground improvements, including the 
addition of up to 60 new campsites.
    The second proposal would allow the BLM to initiate a fee program 
for the Ruby-Horsethief section of the Colorado River. This fee would 
accompany an individual Special Recreation Permit for overnight camping 
and would assist the BLM in enhancing management to reduce visitor 
conflict and protect public land resources from damage through 
enforcement, land restoration and regular patrols.
    The fee adjustment proposal would adjust the fee structure at the 
Pumphouse and Radium recreation sites along the Upper Colorado River. 
Fees have been charged in the area since 1998. Adjustments are 
necessary to keep pace with increased costs of maintaining and 
improving these areas.
    More information about these proposals and the complete agenda for 
December 1 are available on the NW RAC's Web site at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Resources/racs/nwrac.html. These meetings are 
open to the public. Depending on the number of persons wishing to 
comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may 
be limited at the discretion of the Chair.
    A separate Notice of Intent will be published in the Federal 
Register at a later date to announce the BLM's intent to collect fees 
on these two areas of public land. A Notice of Intent is not required 
for the fee adjustment proposal.

Helen M. Hankins,
State Director.
[FR Doc. 2011-27621 Filed 10-24-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-JB-P