Notice of Meeting for Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Advisory Council, 70183-70184 [2012-28397]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 226 / Friday, November 23, 2012 / Notices activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Stateline Draft Plan Amendment and Draft EIS/EIR by any of the following methods: • Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/ en/fo/cdd.html. • Email: statelinesolar@blm.gov. • Fax: 951–697–5299. • Mail: ATTN: Jeffery Childers, Project Manager, BLM California Desert District Office, 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553– 9046 Copies of the Stateline Draft Plan Amendment and Draft EIS/EIR are available for public inspection at BLM California Desert District Office at the above address; or on the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/ cdd.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffery Childers, Project Manager; telephone 951–697–5308; address BLM California Desert District Office, 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553–9046; email jchilders@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: First Solar Development, Inc. (First Solar) has requested a right-of-way (ROW) authorization to construct, operate, maintain and decommission the 300megawatt (MW) Stateline Project from the BLM and a separate well permit from the County of San Bernardino. The BLM is responding to the ROW application as required by FLPMA. The proposed project located on BLMadministered lands would include access roads, a photovoltaic arrays, an electrical substation, a meteorological station, a monitoring and maintenance facility, water wells, and a 2.3-mile generation tie-line on up to 2,143 acres. The project location is in San Bernardino County approximately 2 miles south of the Nevada-California border and 0.5 miles west of Interstate 15. The BLM’s purpose and need for the Stateline EIS/EIR is to respond to First Solar’s application for a ROW grant to construct, operate, maintain, and decommission a photovoltaic solar energy facility on public lands in compliance with FLPMA, BLM ROW VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Nov 21, 2012 Jkt 229001 regulations, and other applicable Federal laws. The BLM will decide whether to grant, grant with modification, or deny a ROW to First Solar. In connection with its consideration of the Stateline ROW application, the BLM is proposing to amend the CDCA Plan by designating the project area as either suitable or unsuitable for solar energy development. The CDCA Plan (1980, as amended), recognized the potential compatibility of solar energy generation facilities with other uses on public lands; however, it requires that all sites proposed for power generation or transmission not already identified in the plan be considered through the plan amendment process. While connected, the decision to amend the CDCA plan is separate from the decision to approve the ROW application. As part of its consideration of project impacts, the BLM may also amend the CDCA Plan to address cumulative impacts of this and other developments in the Ivanpah Valley watershed. Specifically, the BLM will consider whether to expand the boundaries of the Ivanpah Desert Wildlife Management Area (DWMA). The Draft Plan Amendment and Draft EIS/EIR analyze four project development alternatives, including the proposed action, which is analyzed as Alternative 1: 300 MWs of development on 2,143 acres. The other alternatives include—Alternative 2: 300 MWs of development on 2,385 acres; Alternative 3: 300 MWs of development on 2,151 acres; and Alternative 4: 232 MWs of development on 1,766 acres. In addition to project-related impacts, all project development alternatives analyze potential expansion of the current boundaries of the Ivanpah DWMA. The management prescriptions for the Ivanpah DWMA are defined in Appendix A, Section A.2, of the Northern and Eastern Mojave Desert Management Plan Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area Plan (July 2002). If the DWMA is expanded, these management prescriptions will be applied to the expansion. The Draft Plan Amendment and Draft EIS/EIR also analyze three No Project alternatives—Alternative 5: No Action; Alternative 6: No Project and amendment of the CDCA Plan to find the Project area unsuitable for solar development; and Alternative 7: No Project and amendment of the CDCA Plan to find the Project area suitable for solar development. The Draft Plan Amendment and EIS/ EIR evaluate the potential impacts of the proposed Stateline on air quality and greenhouse gas emissions, biological PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70183 resources, cultural resources, special status species, geology and soils, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use, noise, recreation, traffic, visual resources, lands with wilderness characteristics, cumulative effects and areas with high potential for renewable energy development. A Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft Plan Amendment and EIS/EIR for the Stateline Project was published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2011 (76 FR 47235). The BLM held one joint public scoping meeting with San Bernardino County at the Primm Valley Golf Course on August 31, 2011. The formal scoping period ended on September 6, 2011. Please note that public comments will be available for public review 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. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10, 43 CFR 1610.2. Thomas Pogacnik, Deputy State Director, Natural Resources. [FR Doc. 2012–28392 Filed 11–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–NER–BOHA–11636; 1727 SZS] Notice of Meeting for Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Advisory Council National Park Service, Interior. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: Under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Advisory Council will hold a meeting. This meeting is open to the public. Topics to be discussed include a report from the Council’s environmental interest group, a summer review of park operations, activation of the nominating committee, and public SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 70184 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 226 / Friday, November 23, 2012 / Notices comment. Preregistration is not required for public attendance and comment. Those wishing to submit written comments may contact the Designated Federal Official for the Boston Harbor Islands Advisory Council, Bruce Jacobson, Superintendent, by mail at 408 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 228, Boston, MA 02110, or by email at Bruce_Jacobson@nps.gov. 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. DATES: The Boston Harbor Islands Advisory Council will meet from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on December 5, 2012, (EASTERN). Location: The meeting will be held at Mariner’s House, 11 North Square, Boston, MA 02113. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce Jacobson, Superintendent, Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, at (617) 223–8669 or Bruce_Jacobson@nps.gov. The Advisory Council was appointed by the Director of National Park Service pursuant to Public Law 104–333. The 28 members represent business, educational/cultural, community and environmental entities; municipalities surrounding Boston Harbor; Boston Harbor advocates; and Native American interests. The purpose of the Council is to advise and make recommendations to the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership with respect to the development and implementation of a management plan and the operations of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: November 16, 2012. Bruce Jacobson, Superintendent, Boston Harbor Islands NRA. [FR Doc. 2012–28397 Filed 11–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–WV–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029–0098 Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Nov 21, 2012 Jkt 229001 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing that the information collection request for the Petition process for designation of Federal lands as unsuitable for all or certain types of surface coal mining operations and for termination of previous designations, has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden and cost. This information collection activity was previously approved by OMB and assigned clearance number 1029–0098. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 24, 2012, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Department of the Interior Desk Officer, via email at OIRA submission@omb.eop.gov, or by facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Also, please send a copy of your comments to John Trelease, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 Constitution Ave NW., Room 203—SIB, Washington, DC 20240, or electronically to jtrelease@osmre.gov. Please reference 1029–0098 in your correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To receive a copy of the information collection request contact John Trelease at (202) 208–2783, or electronically at jtrelease@osmre.gov. 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The information requested will aid the regulatory authority in the decision making process to approve or disapprove a request. Bureau Form Number: None. Frequency of Collection: Once. Description of Respondents: People who may be adversely affected by surface mining on Federal lands. Total Annual Responses: 1. Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,000. Send comments on the need for the collection of information for the performance of the functions of the agency; the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimates; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and ways to minimize the information collection burden on respondents, such as use of automated means of collection of the information, to the offices listed in the ADDRESSES section. Please refer to the appropriate OMB control number in all correspondence. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 226 (Friday, November 23, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70183-70184]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28397]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-NER-BOHA-11636; 1727 SZS]


Notice of Meeting for Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation 
Area Advisory Council

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: Under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(5 U.S.C. App.) the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice 
that the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Advisory 
Council will hold a meeting. This meeting is open to the public. Topics 
to be discussed include a report from the Council's environmental 
interest group, a summer review of park operations, activation of the 
nominating committee, and public

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comment. Preregistration is not required for public attendance and 
comment. Those wishing to submit written comments may contact the 
Designated Federal Official for the Boston Harbor Islands Advisory 
Council, Bruce Jacobson, Superintendent, by mail at 408 Atlantic 
Avenue, Suite 228, Boston, MA 02110, or by email at Bruce_Jacobson@nps.gov. 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.

DATES: The Boston Harbor Islands Advisory Council will meet from 4:00 
p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on December 5, 2012, (EASTERN).
    Location: The meeting will be held at Mariner's House, 11 North 
Square, Boston, MA 02113.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce Jacobson, Superintendent, Boston 
Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, at (617) 223-8669 or Bruce_Jacobson@nps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Council was appointed by the 
Director of National Park Service pursuant to Public Law 104-333. The 
28 members represent business, educational/cultural, community and 
environmental entities; municipalities surrounding Boston Harbor; 
Boston Harbor advocates; and Native American interests. The purpose of 
the Council is to advise and make recommendations to the Boston Harbor 
Islands Partnership with respect to the development and implementation 
of a management plan and the operations of the Boston Harbor Islands 
National Recreation Area.

    Dated: November 16, 2012.
Bruce Jacobson,
Superintendent, Boston Harbor Islands NRA.
[FR Doc. 2012-28397 Filed 11-21-12; 8:45 am]
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