Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest, Offshore Maine, 75187 [2012-30624]

Download as PDF sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 244 / Wednesday, December 19, 2012 / Notices for public safety reasons. The area will be closed under the authority of 43CFR 8364.1—Closures and Restrictions and in conformance with IM 2010–028 Change 1. Due to unsafe conditions and danger to the public, it is imperative for the BLM to close the area immediately. The proposed target shooting closure would affect approximately 900 acres on the lower slopes of the southeast bench of the Lake Mountains. The closure would be in effect for two years or until an analysis of impacts is completed through the land use planning process. The Lake Mountains are a small mountain range located on the west side of Utah Lake. The range is only about 8 miles wide and 12 miles long. The city of Saratoga Springs borders the north side of the mountains and the city of Eagle Mountain is along the west side. State Highway 68 runs along the eastern bench of the Lake Mountains; it is a main arterial road and is used by residential, agricultural and recreational traffic. There are a number of communications sites on the top of the mountain as well as a major power line that runs along a lower elevation ridge. There are private residences along the lake shore. Utah Lake is a popular area for recreationists, boaters, and anglers. A lake access point known as the Knolls is one of the few public access points on the western side and is located just off Highway 68. The Lake Mountains are comprised of a mixed ownership pattern and includes lands managed by the BLM, Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration and several private property owners. The area is primarily used by residents of Utah and southern Salt Lake counties for target shooting. The Lake Mountains receive about 4,000 visitors each month and on weekends; as many as 400 people concentrate into five areas, including other dispersed locations. The slopes of the Lake Mountains provide a natural backstop ideal for target shooting; however, some shooters choose to target practice in the relatively flat terrain on the lower slopes. Given the topography of the area and the number of people who visit it, the area subject to this Order is not conducive to safe target shooting. Target shooting in the area has resulted in near-misses of homes, automobiles, and people. Recently, bullets shot from BLM-administered land traveled approximately 2,000 feet to neighboring private land and into a home, just missing the homeowner. In another case, school children were in the line of fire of target shooters. This closure would be made under the authority of the regulations in 43 CFR 8364.1 (a), which states: ‘‘To VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Dec 18, 2012 Jkt 229001 protect persons, property, and public lands and resources, the authorized officer may issue an order to close or restrict use of designated public lands.’’ The closure would be for target shooting only and would not affect legal hunting. Any person who violates the above restriction may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined no more than $1,000, imprisoned for no more than 12 months, or both. Such violations may also be subject to the enhanced fines provided for by 18 U.S.C. 3571. Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1. Jenna Whitlock, Associate State Director. [FR Doc. 2012–30571 Filed 12–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management [Docket No. BOEM–2012–0091] Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest, Offshore Maine Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior. ACTION: Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest (DNCI) for Proposed Commercial Wind Lease Offshore Maine. AGENCY: This notice provides BOEM’s determination that there is no competitive interest in the area requested by Statoil North America (Statoil NA) for a commercial wind lease as described in the Notice of Potential Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Maine, Request for Interest (RFI), that BOEM published on August 10, 2012, (77 FR 47877). The RFI described Statoil NA’s application for a commercial lease for a four-turbine wind energy project on the OCS off the coast of Maine, and provided an opportunity for the public to submit comments about the proposal. DATES: Effective December 19, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Aditi Mirani, Project Coordinator, BOEM, Office of Renewable Energy Programs, 381 Elden Street, HM 1328, Herndon, Virginia 20170. (703) 787– 1320. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority This DNCI is published pursuant to subsection 8(p)(3) of the OCS Lands Act, which was added by section 388 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) (43 PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75187 U.S.C. 1337(p)(3)), and the implementing regulations at 30 CFR part 585. 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After the publication of this DNCI, BOEM will proceed with the noncompetitive lease issuance process outlined at 30 CFR 585.231. Map of the Area A map of the area proposed for a commercial lease can be found at the following URL: http://www.boem.gov/ Renewable-Energy-Program/StateActivities/Maine.aspx. Dated: December 14, 2012. Tommy P. Beaudreau, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. [FR Doc. 2012–30624 Filed 12–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–835] Certain Food Containers, Cups, Plates, Cutlery, and Related Items and Packaging Thereof; Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting a Joint Motion To Terminate the Investigation as to Respondents on the Basis of a Settlement Agreement; Termination of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

[Docket No. BOEM-2012-0091]


Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest, Offshore 
Maine

AGENCY: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest (DNCI) for 
Proposed Commercial Wind Lease Offshore Maine.

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SUMMARY: This notice provides BOEM's determination that there is no 
competitive interest in the area requested by Statoil North America 
(Statoil NA) for a commercial wind lease as described in the Notice of 
Potential Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental 
Shelf (OCS) Offshore Maine, Request for Interest (RFI), that BOEM 
published on August 10, 2012, (77 FR 47877). The RFI described Statoil 
NA's application for a commercial lease for a four-turbine wind energy 
project on the OCS off the coast of Maine, and provided an opportunity 
for the public to submit comments about the proposal.

DATES: Effective December 19, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Aditi Mirani, Project Coordinator, 
BOEM, Office of Renewable Energy Programs, 381 Elden Street, HM 1328, 
Herndon, Virginia 20170. (703) 787-1320.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority

    This DNCI is published pursuant to subsection 8(p)(3) of the OCS 
Lands Act, which was added by section 388 of the Energy Policy Act of 
2005 (EPAct) (43 U.S.C. 1337(p)(3)), and the implementing regulations 
at 30 CFR part 585. Subsection 8(p)(3) of the OCS Lands Act requires 
that OCS renewable energy leases, easements, and rights-of-way be 
issued ``on a competitive basis unless the Secretary [of the Department 
of the Interior] determines after public notice of a proposed lease, 
easement, or right-of-way (ROW) that there is no competitive 
interest.'' The Secretary delegated the authority to make such 
determinations to BOEM.

Determination and Next Steps

    This DNCI provides notice to the public that BOEM has determined 
there is no competitive interest in the proposed lease area, as no 
indications of competitive interest were submitted in response to the 
RFI.
    In the RFI, BOEM also solicited public comment on site conditions 
and multiple uses within the proposed lease area that would be relevant 
to the proposed project or its impacts. In response to the RFI, BOEM 
received public comment submissions from eleven entities. BOEM will use 
the comments that it received to inform its subsequent decisions. After 
the publication of this DNCI, BOEM will proceed with the noncompetitive 
lease issuance process outlined at 30 CFR 585.231.

Map of the Area

    A map of the area proposed for a commercial lease can be found at 
the following URL: http://www.boem.gov/Renewable-Energy-Program/State-Activities/Maine.aspx.

    Dated: December 14, 2012.
Tommy P. Beaudreau,
Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
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