Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System, Santa Fe County, NM, 11155-11156 [2012-4293]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 37 / Friday, February 24, 2012 / Notices meetings on the Draft RMP/EIS, in potentially affected regions. The BLM will announce notice of specific dates and locations for ANILCA hearings at least 15 days in advance, through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings. Please note that public comments and information submitted including names, street addresses, and email 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 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except holidays. 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. (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (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 lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $5 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the BLM is proposing to reinstate lease COC73670 effective December 1, 2010, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 1506.10, and 43 CFR 1610.2 Steven Hall, Acting State Director. Bud Cribley, State Director. [FR Doc. 2012–4322 Filed 2–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P [FR Doc. 2012–4039 Filed 2–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System, Santa Fe County, NM Bureau of Land Management [LLCO922000–L13100000–FI0000; COC73670] Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease COC73670 AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease. SUMMARY: AGENCY: Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2–3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC73670 from Hannon & Associates Inc., for lands in Huerfano County, Colorado. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Milada Krasilinec, BLM Land Law Examiner, Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at (303) 239–3767. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Feb 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System. Reclamation will serve as the lead Federal agency. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, New Mexico Office of the State Engineer, County of Santa Fe, and ´ the Pueblos of Nambe, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, and Tesuque will be invited to participate as cooperating agencies for the EIS. Other entities will be considered as necessary during the EIS process. The proposed Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System will divert, treat, and distribute potable water to the Pueblo and non-Pueblo residents of the Pojoaque Basin. The Regional Water System will consist of surface water PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11155 diversion and water treatment facilities at San Ildefonso Pueblo on the Rio Grande and storage tanks, transmission and distribution pipelines, and aquifer storage and recovery well fields that will supply up to 4,000 acre-feet of water annually to customers within the Pojoaque Basin. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have your name added to the mailing list, please contact Marsha Carra, Bureau of Reclamation, Albuquerque Area Office, 555 Broadway NE., Suite 100, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102; telephone (505) 462–3602; facsimile (505) 462–3780; email mcarra@usbr.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf 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 Federal Register notice provides the public with information regarding Reclamation’s intent to prepare an EIS pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended. The Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System is described in and authorized by the Aamodt Litigation Settlement Act (Settlement Act) which is Title VI of the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–291, Title VI; 124 Stat. 3065). The Settlement Act authorizes implementation of a Settlement Agreement among the United States, the State of New Mexico, the County of Santa Fe, the City of Santa Fe, the four Pueblos, and other non-Pueblo parties, and allows for the annual diversion of up to 4,000 acre-feet of water per year and the construction of the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System to treat and distribute the water to residents of the Pojoaque Basin. The Settlement Agreement provides for settlement of ´ water rights claims of the Nambe, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, and Tesuque Pueblos in the Pojoaque Basin. As described in the Settlement Act, Congress is requiring compliance with relevant laws protecting the environment, including but not limited to NEPA and the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Pursuant to NEPA, Reclamation is preparing an EIS that will describe the existing environment and environmental impacts of the proposed Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System. Public scoping meetings will be held to solicit comments on the scope of the E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 11156 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 37 / Friday, February 24, 2012 / Notices EIS and the issues and alternatives that should be analyzed. Scoping meetings will be held for Pueblo members at or near each of the four Pueblos. In addition, public scoping meetings will be held in multiple locations in northern New Mexico. Additional information regarding specific dates and times for the upcoming meetings and identification of relevant comment periods will be provided in a future Federal Register notice, in the local news media, and through direct contact with interested parties. Purpose and Need for Action The purpose is to provide safe and reliable potable water to the residents of the Pojoaque Basin. The need is to reduce reliance on groundwater and to allow the Pueblos to obtain the water rights provided under the Settlement Act. subject to reconsideration, litigation, or alteration through the NEPA process. Public Disclosure Before including a name, address, telephone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in the comment, please be advised that the entire comment—including personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While a commenter may request that Reclamation withhold personal identifying information from public review, Reclamation cannot guarantee that they will be able to do so. Dated: February 14, 2012. Larry Walkoviak, Regional Director—Upper Colorado Region, Bureau of Reclamation. [FR Doc. 2012–4293 Filed 2–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P Proposed Federal Action Reclamation proposes to plan, design, and construct the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System in accordance with the Settlement Agreement and the Settlement Act. The Regional Water System shall divert and distribute water in the Pojoaque Basin and shall consist of surface water diversion facilities at San Ildefonso Pueblo on the Rio Grande, and treatment, transmission, storage and distribution facilities and well fields that are necessary to supply 4,000 acrefeet of water within the Pojoaque Basin in accordance with the Settlement Agreement and the Settlement Act. Possible Alternatives Alternatives have not been developed at this time. However, the Settlement Act includes provisions for additional construction proposed and paid for by the four Pueblos, the County of Santa Fe, or a Pojoaque Basin Regional Water Authority. Such additional infrastructure would be designed to fully use the water delivered by the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System or to improve existing, or develop new, water-related infrastructure. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Nature of Decision To Be Made The decision to be made is which design alternative for the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System will be constructed. Note: The information in the EIS regarding water rights will be presented for background and descriptive purposes only. The terms of the parties’ water entitlement and use are established under state and Federal law through the Settlement Agreement and nothing in the EIS is intended to suggest that any of those provisions are VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Feb 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [DN 2878] Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Consumer Electronics, Including Mobile Phones and Tablets, DN 2878; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant’s filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James R. Holbein, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov, and will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (https:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearingimpaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission has received a complaint and a submission pursuant to section 210.8(b) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure filed on behalf of Pragmatus AV, LLC on February 17, 2012. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain consumer electronics, including mobile phones and tablets. The complaint names as respondents ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. of Taiwan; ASUS Computer International Inc. of CA; Pantech Co., Ltd. of South Korea; Pantech Wireless, Inc. of GA; Research In Motion Ltd. of Canada; Research In Motion Corp. of TX; Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd. of South Korea; Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of NJ; and Samsung Telecommunications America LLC of TX. Proposed respondents, other interested parties, and members of the public are invited to file comments, not to exceed five (5) pages in length, inclusive of attachments, on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or section 210.8(b) filing. Comments should address whether issuance of the relief specifically requested by the complainant in this investigation would affect the public health and welfare in the United States, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, or United States consumers. In particular, the Commission is interested in comments that: (i) Explain how the articles potentially subject to the requested remedial orders are used in the United States; (ii) Identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the United States relating to the requested remedial orders; (iii) Identify like or directly competitive articles that complainant, its licensees, or third parties make in the United States which could replace the subject articles if they were to be excluded; (iv) Indicate whether complainant, complainant’s licensees, and/or third party suppliers have the capacity to E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 37 (Friday, February 24, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11155-11156]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-4293]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on 
the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System, Santa Fe County, NM

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) intends to prepare an 
environmental impact statement (EIS) on the Pojoaque Basin Regional 
Water System. Reclamation will serve as the lead Federal agency. The 
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, New Mexico 
Office of the State Engineer, County of Santa Fe, and the Pueblos of 
Namb[eacute], Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, and Tesuque will be invited to 
participate as cooperating agencies for the EIS. Other entities will be 
considered as necessary during the EIS process.
    The proposed Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System will divert, 
treat, and distribute potable water to the Pueblo and non-Pueblo 
residents of the Pojoaque Basin. The Regional Water System will consist 
of surface water diversion and water treatment facilities at San 
Ildefonso Pueblo on the Rio Grande and storage tanks, transmission and 
distribution pipelines, and aquifer storage and recovery well fields 
that will supply up to 4,000 acre-feet of water annually to customers 
within the Pojoaque Basin.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have 
your name added to the mailing list, please contact Marsha Carra, 
Bureau of Reclamation, Albuquerque Area Office, 555 Broadway NE., Suite 
100, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102; telephone (505) 462-3602; facsimile 
(505) 462-3780; email mcarra@usbr.gov. Persons who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf 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 Federal Register notice provides the 
public with information regarding Reclamation's intent to prepare an 
EIS pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 
as amended.
    The Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System is described in and 
authorized by the Aamodt Litigation Settlement Act (Settlement Act) 
which is Title VI of the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-
291, Title VI; 124 Stat. 3065). The Settlement Act authorizes 
implementation of a Settlement Agreement among the United States, the 
State of New Mexico, the County of Santa Fe, the City of Santa Fe, the 
four Pueblos, and other non-Pueblo parties, and allows for the annual 
diversion of up to 4,000 acre-feet of water per year and the 
construction of the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System to treat and 
distribute the water to residents of the Pojoaque Basin. The Settlement 
Agreement provides for settlement of water rights claims of the 
Namb[eacute], Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, and Tesuque Pueblos in the 
Pojoaque Basin.
    As described in the Settlement Act, Congress is requiring 
compliance with relevant laws protecting the environment, including but 
not limited to NEPA and the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Pursuant to 
NEPA, Reclamation is preparing an EIS that will describe the existing 
environment and environmental impacts of the proposed Pojoaque Basin 
Regional Water System.
    Public scoping meetings will be held to solicit comments on the 
scope of the

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EIS and the issues and alternatives that should be analyzed. Scoping 
meetings will be held for Pueblo members at or near each of the four 
Pueblos. In addition, public scoping meetings will be held in multiple 
locations in northern New Mexico. Additional information regarding 
specific dates and times for the upcoming meetings and identification 
of relevant comment periods will be provided in a future Federal 
Register notice, in the local news media, and through direct contact 
with interested parties.

Purpose and Need for Action

    The purpose is to provide safe and reliable potable water to the 
residents of the Pojoaque Basin. The need is to reduce reliance on 
groundwater and to allow the Pueblos to obtain the water rights 
provided under the Settlement Act.

Proposed Federal Action

    Reclamation proposes to plan, design, and construct the Pojoaque 
Basin Regional Water System in accordance with the Settlement Agreement 
and the Settlement Act. The Regional Water System shall divert and 
distribute water in the Pojoaque Basin and shall consist of surface 
water diversion facilities at San Ildefonso Pueblo on the Rio Grande, 
and treatment, transmission, storage and distribution facilities and 
well fields that are necessary to supply 4,000 acre-feet of water 
within the Pojoaque Basin in accordance with the Settlement Agreement 
and the Settlement Act.

Possible Alternatives

    Alternatives have not been developed at this time. However, the 
Settlement Act includes provisions for additional construction proposed 
and paid for by the four Pueblos, the County of Santa Fe, or a Pojoaque 
Basin Regional Water Authority. Such additional infrastructure would be 
designed to fully use the water delivered by the Pojoaque Basin 
Regional Water System or to improve existing, or develop new, water-
related infrastructure.

Nature of Decision To Be Made

    The decision to be made is which design alternative for the 
Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System will be constructed. Note: The 
information in the EIS regarding water rights will be presented for 
background and descriptive purposes only. The terms of the parties' 
water entitlement and use are established under state and Federal law 
through the Settlement Agreement and nothing in the EIS is intended to 
suggest that any of those provisions are subject to reconsideration, 
litigation, or alteration through the NEPA process.

Public Disclosure

    Before including a name, address, telephone number, email address, 
or other personal identifying information in the comment, please be 
advised that the entire comment--including personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While a 
commenter may request that Reclamation withhold personal identifying 
information from public review, Reclamation cannot guarantee that they 
will be able to do so.

    Dated: February 14, 2012.
Larry Walkoviak,
 Regional Director--Upper Colorado Region, Bureau of Reclamation.
[FR Doc. 2012-4293 Filed 2-23-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-MN-P