Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Quaking Aspen Wind Energy Project, Wyoming, and Notice of Segregation of Public Lands, 69279-69281 [2011-28852]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 8, 2011 / Notices Meeting The Council will consider U.S. standard grant proposals at the meeting announced in DATES. The Commission will consider the Council’s 69279 recommendations at its meeting tentatively scheduled for March 7, 2012. Public Input If you wish to— You must contact the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than— Attend the meeting ................................................................................... Submit written information or questions before the meeting for the council to consider during the meeting. Give an oral presentation during the meeting .......................................... November 22, 2011. November 22, 2011. Submitting Written Information or Questions Interested members of the public may submit relevant information or questions for the Council to consider during the public meeting. 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[FR Doc. 2011–28751 Filed 11–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLIDT02000.L12200000.MA0000.241A.00] Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period for a Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment and Associated Environmental Assessment for the Castle Rocks and Cedar Fields Areas, Burley Field Office, ID Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Extension. AGENCY: Giving an Oral Presentation VerDate Mar<15>2010 November 22, 2011. Jkt 223001 The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a Notice of Intent to Prepare a RMP Amendment and Associated Environmental Assessment for the Castle Rocks and Cedar Fields Areas in the Federal Register on August 23, 2011 [76 FR 52687] initiating the public comment period. In response to multiple requests, the BLM is extending the public comment period for the RMP Amendment and Associated Environmental Assessment for the Castle Rocks and Cedar Fields Areas until December 16, 2011. DATES: The comment period is extended to December 16, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria related to Castle Rocks and Cedar Fields Land Use Plan Amendments by any of the following methods: • Email: id_burley_fo_@blm.gov. • Fax: (208) 677–6699, Attention: Dennis Thompson • Mail: 15 East 200 South, Burley, ID 83318 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have your name added to our mailing list, contact Dennis Thompson, BLM Outdoor SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Recreation Planner, telephone (208) 677–6664; address 15 East 200 South, Burley, Idaho 83318; email dennis_thompson@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: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria for the Plan Amendments in writing to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. To be most helpful, you should submit comments by December 16, 2011. Before including your address, phone number, email 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 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 1501.7, 43 CFR 1610.5–5 Michael Courtney, Field Manager. [FR Doc. 2011–28854 Filed 11–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWY920—L51010000—LVRWK11K1410] Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Quaking Aspen Wind Energy Project, Wyoming, and Notice of Segregation of Public Lands AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 69280 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 8, 2011 / Notices Notice of intent. 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, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office, Rock Springs, Wyoming, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Quaking Aspen Wind Energy Project (Quaking Aspen). By this notice, BLM is: (1) Announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify potential issues related to the Quaking Aspen EIS; and (2) Segregating 3,698.35 acres of BLMadministered lands located within the Quaking Aspen right-of-way (ROW) application area from appropriation under the public land laws, including the 1872 Mining Law, but not the Mineral Leasing or Mineral Material Acts, for a period of 2 years from the date of publication of this notice. DATES: This notice initiates: (1) The public scoping process for the EIS; and (2) The 2-year segregation period for the public lands within the Quaking Aspen ROW application area, effective as of November 8, 2011. The segregation will terminate as described below (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION’’ section). Comments on potential issues may be submitted in writing until December 8, 2011. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media outlets and through the BLM Rock Springs Field Office’s Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/wy/en/info/NEPA/ documents/rsfo/quaking-aspen.html. In order to be considered in the Draft EIS, all comments must be received prior to the close of the scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. We will provide additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of the Draft EIS. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on potential issues to be addressed in the Quaking Aspen EIS by any of the following methods: • Email: Quaking_Aspen_Wind_ Energy_WY@blm.gov; or • Mail: 280 Highway 191 N., Rock Springs, WY 82901. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the BLM Rock Springs Field Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lorraine Keith, Project Manager, telephone: (307) 352–0256; address: BLM, 280 Highway 191 N., Rock Springs, WY 82901; email: BLM_WY_ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Nov 07, 2011 Jkt 226001 QuakingAspen_Wind@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: This document provides notice that the BLM Rock Springs Field Office, Rock Springs, Wyoming, intends to prepare an EIS for the Quaking Aspen project; announces the beginning of the scoping process for that EIS; and seeks public input on potential issues to be addressed in the EIS. The project area is located in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, and encompasses approximately 3,698 acres of public, 3,865 acres of private, and 630 acres of state lands. The project will include up to 100 1.5 megawatt (MW) to 3 MW wind turbine generators with a nameplate capacity of 250 MW of power, and a 230 kV transmission line. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant potential issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and to guide the NEPA process. Preliminary potential issues have been identified by BLM personnel; Federal, State, and local agencies; and other stakeholders. The potential issues include: Wind energy development; management of site-type ROWs for renewable energy; visual resource management; fluid minerals, coal and other minerals; livestock grazing; wild horses; wildlife, particularly birds, bats, and pronghorn antelope; cultural and historical resources; and recreation. The BLM will ensure compliance with all applicable local, State, tribal, and Federal air quality laws, statutes, regulations, standards, and implementation plans, and will include an analysis of climate change. You may submit comments with potential issues to be addressed in the EIS in writing to the BLM at any public scoping meeting, or you may submit them to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. To be most helpful, you should submit comments before the close of the comment period or within 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. The minutes and list of attendees for each scoping meeting will be available to the public and open for 30 days after the meeting to any participant who wishes to clarify the views he or she expressed. The BLM will evaluate potential issues to be addressed in the EIS, and will place them into one of three categories: 1. Potential issues to be resolved in the EIS; 2. Potential issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action; or 3. Potential issues beyond the scope of this EIS. The BLM will provide an explanation in the Draft EIS as to why an issue was placed in category two or three. The public is also encouraged to help identify any management questions and concerns that should be addressed in the EIS. The BLM will work collaboratively with interested parties to identify the management decisions that are best suited to local, regional, and national needs and concerns. The BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the EIS in order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns identified. Specialists with expertise in the following disciplines will be involved in the NEPA process: rangeland management, air quality, minerals and geology, botany, outdoor recreation, archaeology, paleontology, wildlife and fisheries, lands and realty, hydrology, soils, sociology and economics, and wildland fire. The BLM will use and coordinate the NEPA commenting process to satisfy the public involvement process pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (16 U.S.C. 470f) as provided for in 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). Native American tribal consultations will be conducted in accordance with policy, and tribal concerns will be given due consideration, including impacts on Indian trust assets. Federal, State, Tribal, and local agencies, along with other stakeholders that may be interested in or affected by the BLM’s decision on this project, are invited to participate in the scoping process and, if eligible, may request or be requested by the BLM to participate as a cooperating agency. In connection with the Quaking Aspen ROW application, public lands within the Quaking Aspen project area are segregated from appropriation under E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 8, 2011 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES the public land laws, including the Mining law, under the authority contained in 43 CFR 2091.3– 1(e) and 43 CFR 2804.25(e) for a period of 2 years, in order to process the ROW application filed on the described lands. This 2-year segregation period will commence upon publication of this Federal Register notice. It has been determined that this segregation is necessary for the orderly administration of the public lands. The temporary segregation period will terminate and the lands will automatically re-open to appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, if one of the following events occurs: (1) Upon the BLM’s issuance of a decision regarding whether to issue a ROW authorization for the wind energy generation proposal; (2) upon publication in the Federal Register of a notice of termination of the segregation; or (3) without further administrative action at the end of the segregation period provided for in the Federal Register notice initiating the segregation, whichever occurs first. Any segregation made under this authority would be effective only for a period of up to 2 years. In accordance with 43 CFR 2091.3– 1(e) and 2804.25(e), the following described public lands within the Quaking Aspen project area are hereby segregated for a period of up to 2 years, subject to valid existing rights, from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws or disposal under the mineral material laws: Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming T. 16 N., R. 103 W., Sec. 6, lots 8 through 11, inclusive, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 8; and Sec. 18, lots 5 through 7, inclusive, NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and N1⁄2SE1⁄4. T. 17 N., R. 103 W., Sec. 28, N1⁄2SW1⁄4 and S1⁄2S1⁄2; Sec. 30, lots 1 through 4, inclusive, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2SE1⁄4; and Sec. 32. T. 16 N., R. 104 W., Sec. 2, lots 5 through 7, inclusive, N1⁄2SE1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; and Sec. 12, W1⁄2NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and NW1⁄4SE1⁄4. T. 17 N., R. 104 W., Sec. 26, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2S1⁄2, and NE1⁄4SE1⁄4. The described Federal lands, aggregate to approximately 3,698.35 acres, according to the official plats of the surveys of the said lands, on file with the BLM. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Nov 07, 2011 Jkt 226001 Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 43 CFR 1610.2 Mary E. Trautner, Acting State Director, Wyoming. [FR Doc. 2011–28852 Filed 11–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLMT–06000–01–L10200000–PG0000] Notice of Public Meeting; Central Montana Resource Advisory Council AGENCY: 69281 538–1900, gary_benes@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– (800) 677–8339 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. Cynthia Staszak, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. 2011–28860 Filed 11–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice of public meeting. ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Central Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The meeting will be held December 6 and 7, 2011. The December 6 meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with a 30-minute public comment period and will adjourn at 5 p.m. The December 7 meeting will begin at 8 a.m. with a 30minute public comment period and will adjourn at 3 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be in the Bureau of Land Management’s Central Montana District Office, at 920 NE Main Street, in Lewistown, MT. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 15member council advises the Secretary of the Interior on a variety of management issues associated with public land management in Montana. During these meetings the council will participate in/ discuss/act upon these topics/activities: RAC charter review/orientation, RAC Roundtable, Associate/State Director’s vision, Gilmore cabin rental proposal, District managers’ updates, RAC 2012 work plan, Category 1 presentation, recreation statistics, national landscape conservation, open discussion; and administrative details. All RAC meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the RAC. Each formal RAC meeting will also have time allocated for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT: Gary L. ‘‘Stan’’ Benes, Lewistown District Manager, Lewistown Field Office, 920 NE Main, Lewistown, MT 59457, (406) Bureau of Land Management SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [LLCOF02000 L71220000.EA0000 LVTFC09C6050] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Over The River TM Art Project, Colorado Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance 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) announces the availability of its Record of Decision (ROD) to issue a land-use permit authorizing the construction, display, and removal of the proposed Over The River TM Art Project (OTR). The ROD is effective immediately upon publication of this notice. ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD are available for public inspection at the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office, 3028 ˜ East Main Street, Canon City, CO 81212; the BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield St., Lakewood, CO 80215; ˜ Canon City Public Library, 516 Macon ˜ Ave., Canon City, CO 81212; Salida Regional Library, 405 E. St., Salida, Colorado 81201; Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area office, 307 West Sackett Ave., Salida, CO 81201; Denver Public Library, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Parkway, Denver, Colorado 80204; and the Cotopaxi Store, 20204 U.S. Highway 50, Cotopaxi, Colorado 81223. Interested persons may also review the ROD at the following Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ co/st/en/fo/rgfo/planning/otr.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Vincent Hooper, OTR Project Manager, at the Royal Gorge Field Office (see ADDRESSES section above); telephone (719) 269–8555. Persons who use a SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLWY920--L51010000--LVRWK11K1410]


Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Quaking Aspen Wind Energy Project, Wyoming, and Notice of 
Segregation of Public Lands

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

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ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: 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, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs 
Field Office, Rock Springs, Wyoming, intends to prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Quaking Aspen Wind Energy 
Project (Quaking Aspen).
    By this notice, BLM is: (1) Announcing the beginning of the scoping 
process to solicit public comments and identify potential issues 
related to the Quaking Aspen EIS; and (2) Segregating 3,698.35 acres of 
BLM-administered lands located within the Quaking Aspen right-of-way 
(ROW) application area from appropriation under the public land laws, 
including the 1872 Mining Law, but not the Mineral Leasing or Mineral 
Material Acts, for a period of 2 years from the date of publication of 
this notice.

DATES: This notice initiates: (1) The public scoping process for the 
EIS; and (2) The 2-year segregation period for the public lands within 
the Quaking Aspen ROW application area, effective as of November 8, 
2011. The segregation will terminate as described below (see 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION'' section). Comments on potential issues may 
be submitted in writing until December 8, 2011. The date(s) and 
location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days 
in advance through local media outlets and through the BLM Rock Springs 
Field Office's Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/wy/en/info/NEPA/documents/rsfo/quaking-aspen.html. In order to be considered in the 
Draft EIS, all comments must be received prior to the close of the 
scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is 
later. We will provide additional opportunities for public 
participation upon publication of the Draft EIS.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on potential issues to be addressed 
in the Quaking Aspen EIS by any of the following methods:
     Email: Quaking_Aspen_Wind_Energy_WY@blm.gov; or
     Mail: 280 Highway 191 N., Rock Springs, WY 82901.
    Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the BLM 
Rock Springs Field Office.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lorraine Keith, Project Manager, 
telephone: (307) 352-0256; address: BLM, 280 Highway 191 N., Rock 
Springs, WY 82901; email: BLM_WY_QuakingAspen_Wind@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: This document provides notice that the BLM 
Rock Springs Field Office, Rock Springs, Wyoming, intends to prepare an 
EIS for the Quaking Aspen project; announces the beginning of the 
scoping process for that EIS; and seeks public input on potential 
issues to be addressed in the EIS. The project area is located in 
Sweetwater County, Wyoming, and encompasses approximately 3,698 acres 
of public, 3,865 acres of private, and 630 acres of state lands. The 
project will include up to 100 1.5 megawatt (MW) to 3 MW wind turbine 
generators with a nameplate capacity of 250 MW of power, and a 230 kV 
transmission line. The purpose of the public scoping process is to 
determine relevant potential issues that will influence the scope of 
the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and to guide the 
NEPA process. Preliminary potential issues have been identified by BLM 
personnel; Federal, State, and local agencies; and other stakeholders. 
The potential issues include: Wind energy development; management of 
site-type ROWs for renewable energy; visual resource management; fluid 
minerals, coal and other minerals; livestock grazing; wild horses; 
wildlife, particularly birds, bats, and pronghorn antelope; cultural 
and historical resources; and recreation. The BLM will ensure 
compliance with all applicable local, State, tribal, and Federal air 
quality laws, statutes, regulations, standards, and implementation 
plans, and will include an analysis of climate change.
    You may submit comments with potential issues to be addressed in 
the EIS in writing to the BLM at any public scoping meeting, or you may 
submit them to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES 
section above. To be most helpful, you should submit comments before 
the close of the comment period or within 15 days after the last public 
meeting, whichever is later. Before including your address, phone 
number, email 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 
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. The minutes and list of 
attendees for each scoping meeting will be available to the public and 
open for 30 days after the meeting to any participant who wishes to 
clarify the views he or she expressed. The BLM will evaluate potential 
issues to be addressed in the EIS, and will place them into one of 
three categories:
    1. Potential issues to be resolved in the EIS;
    2. Potential issues to be resolved through policy or administrative 
action; or
    3. Potential issues beyond the scope of this EIS.
    The BLM will provide an explanation in the Draft EIS as to why an 
issue was placed in category two or three. The public is also 
encouraged to help identify any management questions and concerns that 
should be addressed in the EIS. The BLM will work collaboratively with 
interested parties to identify the management decisions that are best 
suited to local, regional, and national needs and concerns.
    The BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the EIS 
in order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns 
identified. Specialists with expertise in the following disciplines 
will be involved in the NEPA process: rangeland management, air 
quality, minerals and geology, botany, outdoor recreation, archaeology, 
paleontology, wildlife and fisheries, lands and realty, hydrology, 
soils, sociology and economics, and wildland fire.
    The BLM will use and coordinate the NEPA commenting process to 
satisfy the public involvement process pursuant to Section 106 of the 
National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (16 U.S.C. 470f) as provided 
for in 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). Native American tribal consultations will be 
conducted in accordance with policy, and tribal concerns will be given 
due consideration, including impacts on Indian trust assets. Federal, 
State, Tribal, and local agencies, along with other stakeholders that 
may be interested in or affected by the BLM's decision on this project, 
are invited to participate in the scoping process and, if eligible, may 
request or be requested by the BLM to participate as a cooperating 
agency.
    In connection with the Quaking Aspen ROW application, public lands 
within the Quaking Aspen project area are segregated from appropriation 
under

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the public land laws, including the Mining law, under the authority 
contained in 43 CFR 2091.3- 1(e) and 43 CFR 2804.25(e) for a period of 
2 years, in order to process the ROW application filed on the described 
lands. This 2-year segregation period will commence upon publication of 
this Federal Register notice. It has been determined that this 
segregation is necessary for the orderly administration of the public 
lands. The temporary segregation period will terminate and the lands 
will automatically re-open to appropriation under the public land laws, 
including the mining laws, if one of the following events occurs: (1) 
Upon the BLM's issuance of a decision regarding whether to issue a ROW 
authorization for the wind energy generation proposal; (2) upon 
publication in the Federal Register of a notice of termination of the 
segregation; or (3) without further administrative action at the end of 
the segregation period provided for in the Federal Register notice 
initiating the segregation, whichever occurs first. Any segregation 
made under this authority would be effective only for a period of up to 
2 years.
    In accordance with 43 CFR 2091.3- 1(e) and 2804.25(e), the 
following described public lands within the Quaking Aspen project area 
are hereby segregated for a period of up to 2 years, subject to valid 
existing rights, from all forms of appropriation under the public land 
laws, including location and entry under the United States mining laws, 
but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws or disposal under 
the mineral material laws:

Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming
T. 16 N., R. 103 W.,
    Sec. 6, lots 8 through 11, inclusive, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, and SE\1/
4\;
    Sec. 8; and
    Sec. 18, lots 5 through 7, inclusive, NE\1/4\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\, 
NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and N\1/2\SE\1/4\.
T. 17 N., R. 103 W.,
    Sec. 28, N\1/2\SW\1/4\ and S\1/2\S\1/2\;
    Sec. 30, lots 1 through 4, inclusive, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\, W\1/
2\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\, and SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, S\1/2\SE\1/4\; and
    Sec. 32.
T. 16 N., R. 104 W.,
    Sec. 2, lots 5 through 7, inclusive, N\1/2\SE\1/4\, and SE\1/
4\SE\1/4\; and
    Sec. 12, W\1/2\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\NW\1/4\, NW\1/4\NW\1/4\, NE\1/
4\SW\1/4\, and NW\1/4\SE\1/4\.
T. 17 N., R. 104 W.,
    Sec. 26, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\S\1/2\, and NE\1/4\SE\1/4\.

    The described Federal lands, aggregate to approximately 3,698.35 
acres, according to the official plats of the surveys of the said 
lands, on file with the BLM.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 43 CFR 1610.2

Mary E. Trautner,
Acting State Director, Wyoming.
[FR Doc. 2011-28852 Filed 11-7-11; 8:45 am]
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