Notice of Industry Workshop on Technical and Regulatory Challenges in Deep and Ultra-Deep Outer Continental Shelf Waters, 66078-66079 [2011-27633]

Download as PDF 66078 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 206 / Tuesday, October 25, 2011 / Notices affected by the event declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of September 13, 2011. Montgomery County for Public Assistance. The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households in Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. 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[FR Doc. 2011–27616 Filed 10–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [FR Doc. 2011–27613 Filed 10–24–11; 8:45 am] Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement BILLING CODE 9111–23–P [Docket ID BOEM–2011–0087] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Notice of Industry Workshop on Technical and Regulatory Challenges in Deep and Ultra-Deep Outer Continental Shelf Waters Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4029– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2011–0001] Texas; Amendment No. 9 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas (FEMA–4029–DR), dated September 9, 2011, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: October 13, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–3886. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas is hereby amended to include the following area among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the event declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of September 9, 2011. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Anderson, Henderson, Hill, Marion, Smith and Upshur Counties for Public Assistance (already designated for Individual Assistance). The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used 18:10 Oct 24, 2011 BSEE is announcing the Effects of Water Depth Workshop. This workshop with industry will offer a blend of technical presentations and interactive peer review discussions expected to help identify Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) challenges and technologies associated with oil and gas exploration and production at various water depths. This workshop will also identify approaches to address the water depth issue through regulations, standards, and practices designed to safeguard personnel, operations, and the environment. DATES: The workshop will be held on November 2 and 3, 2011, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Early sign-in begins November 1, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the San Luis Hotel, 5222 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, Texas 77551. Lodging at the San Luis Hotel is available for Workshop participants. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Else, Technology Assessment and Research Program, (703) 787–1769 or by e-mail: Michael.else@bsee.gov or SUMMARY: SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Interior. ACTION: Announcement of Industry Workshop. AGENCY: Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Mr. Joseph Braun at (630) 252–5574 or by e-mail: joebraun@anl.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary intent of this workshop is to support BSEE’s goal of ensuring safe and environmentally sound offshore oil and gas exploration and production in deep and ultra-deep OCS waters. Through this workshop, BSEE will obtain feedback and analysis from stakeholders related to drilling, production technologies, operations, spill prevention, emergency response, and cleanup. In addition, the two-day workshop will offer a structured venue for consultation among offshore deepwater oil and gas industry and regulatory experts in order to: (a) Identify the effects of water depth and related issues on equipment and operations; and (b) Identify approaches to address the water depth issue through regulations, standards, and practices designed to safeguard personnel, operations and the environment. This workshop will assist in improving existing regulations and develop new regulations under the authority of the BSEE, which assumed regulatory responsibility for safety and environmental protection over OCS oil and gas operations effective October 1, 2011. The workshop will also provide an opportunity to identify approaches industry can use to address water depth issues, such as the development of new standards or improvements in existing standards. Domestic energy reserves are vitally important to the Nation’s economic strength. BSEE is committed to helping ensure environmental protection and human safeguards during exploration and development of these energy reserves. This workshop is a critical step in clearing a path forward for responsible deep water development. Registration: Registration fees will be approximately $425.00 per person to cover food, refreshments, and administrative costs. Attendance at this workshop is by invitation only. To apply, please visit BSEE’s workshop webpage at http://www.boemre.gov/ tarworkshops/EWD/Apply.htm. You will be redirected to the U.S. Department of Energy, Argonne National Lab’s webpage to complete your application electronically and will be contacted by Argonne National Lab staff, who have been contracted to provide workshop registration services. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Statement This Federal Register Notice does not refer to or impose any information E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 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. 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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. 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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. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 206 (Tuesday, October 25, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66078-66079]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27633]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

[Docket ID BOEM-2011-0087]


Notice of Industry Workshop on Technical and Regulatory 
Challenges in Deep and Ultra-Deep Outer Continental Shelf Waters

AGENCY: Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), 
Interior.

ACTION: Announcement of Industry Workshop.

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SUMMARY: BSEE is announcing the Effects of Water Depth Workshop. This 
workshop with industry will offer a blend of technical presentations 
and interactive peer review discussions expected to help identify Outer 
Continental Shelf (OCS) challenges and technologies associated with oil 
and gas exploration and production at various water depths. This 
workshop will also identify approaches to address the water depth issue 
through regulations, standards, and practices designed to safeguard 
personnel, operations, and the environment.

DATES: The workshop will be held on November 2 and 3, 2011, between 8 
a.m. and 5 p.m. Early sign-in begins November 1, 2011, at 5:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the San Luis Hotel, 5222 
Seawall Blvd., Galveston, Texas 77551. Lodging at the San Luis Hotel is 
available for Workshop participants.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Else, Technology 
Assessment and Research Program, (703) 787-1769 or by e-mail: 
Michael.else@bsee.gov or Mr. Joseph Braun at (630) 252-5574 or by e-
mail: joebraun@anl.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary intent of this workshop is to 
support BSEE's goal of ensuring safe and environmentally sound offshore 
oil and gas exploration and production in deep and ultra-deep OCS 
waters. Through this workshop, BSEE will obtain feedback and analysis 
from stakeholders related to drilling, production technologies, 
operations, spill prevention, emergency response, and cleanup. In 
addition, the two-day workshop will offer a structured venue for 
consultation among offshore deepwater oil and gas industry and 
regulatory experts in order to:
    (a) Identify the effects of water depth and related issues on 
equipment and operations; and
    (b) Identify approaches to address the water depth issue through 
regulations, standards, and practices designed to safeguard personnel, 
operations and the environment.
    This workshop will assist in improving existing regulations and 
develop new regulations under the authority of the BSEE, which assumed 
regulatory responsibility for safety and environmental protection over 
OCS oil and gas operations effective October 1, 2011. The workshop will 
also provide an opportunity to identify approaches industry can use to 
address water depth issues, such as the development of new standards or 
improvements in existing standards. Domestic energy reserves are 
vitally important to the Nation's economic strength. BSEE is committed 
to helping ensure environmental protection and human safeguards during 
exploration and development of these energy reserves. This workshop is 
a critical step in clearing a path forward for responsible deep water 
development.
    Registration: Registration fees will be approximately $425.00 per 
person to cover food, refreshments, and administrative costs. 
Attendance at this workshop is by invitation only. To apply, please 
visit BSEE's workshop webpage at http://www.boemre.gov/tarworkshops/EWD/Apply.htm. You will be redirected to the U.S. Department of Energy, 
Argonne National Lab's webpage to complete your application 
electronically and will be contacted by Argonne National Lab staff, who 
have been contracted to provide workshop registration services.

Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Statement

    This Federal Register Notice does not refer to or impose any 
information

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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]
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