Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Federal Coal Lease Modifications COC-1362 and COC-67232 for the West Elk Mine Near Somerset, CO, 76516 [2012-31146]

Download as PDF 76516 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 249 / Friday, December 28, 2012 / Notices Alternative, however, differs from the Draft IAP/EIS’s Alternative B by expanding the areas in which the BLM could approve an application for pipelines and other infrastructure in support of offshore oil and gas development, and by not recommending congressional Wild and Scenic River designation, among other revisions. Bud C. Cribley, State Director. [FR Doc. 2012–31145 Filed 12–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCOS05000 L51100000.GB0000 LVEMC12CC280] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Federal Coal Lease Modifications COC–1362 and COC– 67232 for the West Elk Mine Near Somerset, CO Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the West Elk Mine lease modifications underlying National Forest System (NFS) lands included in the Federal Coal Lease Modifications COC–1362 and COC– 67232 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). ADDRESSES: The document is available electronically on the following Web site: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/ BLM_Information/nepa/ufo.html. Paper copies of the ROD are also available upon request from the BLM Uncompahgre Field Office, 2465 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO 81401. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Desty Dyer, Mining Engineer; at 970– 240–5300. Mr. Dyer’s office is located at the BLM Uncompahgre Field Office 2465 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO 81401. 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: The ROD covered by this Notice of Availability (NOA) is for modification Federal coal VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:15 Dec 27, 2012 Jkt 229001 leases in Gunnison County, Colorado, administered by the BLM Uncompahgre Field Office. The BLM approves Alternative 3, to modify Mountain Coal Company’s existing Federal coal lease COC–1362 by adding 921 acres and the Ark Land Companies existing Federal coal lease COC–67232 by adding 800 acres at the West Elk Mine. The lease modifications are located approximately 7 miles southeast of Somerset, Colorado, in portions of sections 10, 11, 14, 15, 22 and 23 of T. 14S., R. 90W., 6th PM in Gunnison County, Colorado. The quantity of mineable coal in both lease modifications would likely extend the existing operations approximately 19 months beyond those currently approved within Federal leases and an additional 16–17 months of mining coal on adjacent private lands could also be realized by access gained through the lease modification areas. The Environmental Protection Agency published a Federal Register notice announcing that the Final EIS was publicly available on August 10, 2012 (77 FR 47839). The BLM’s decision to offer the coal lease modifications is subject to appeal to the Interior Board of Land Appeals. Anyone wishing to appeal will have 30 days from this decision to appeal to the Board of Land Appeals, Office of the Secretary, in accordance with regulations at 43 CFR Part 4. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6. Helen M. Hankins, BLM Colorado State Director. [FR Doc. 2012–31146 Filed 12–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVL00000-L51010000-ER0000LVRWF12F3450 241A; MO#; N–78803; 13– 08807; TAS:14X5017] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project Right-of-Way, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project Right-of-Way (ROW). The Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior approved the ROD on December 19, 2012, which PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 constitutes the final decision of the Department of the Interior and makes the decision effective immediately. ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD are available upon request from the BLM Water Projects Office, Nevada State Office, or at the Web site: http:// www.blm.gov/5w5c. To request a printed copy of the ROD with a CD containing the attachments, contact the BLM Nevada State Office, Water Projects Office, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, NV 89502, phone 775–861–6681, or email: nvgwprojects@blm.gov. Copies of the ROD will be available for review at the following BLM offices in Nevada: • BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno; • BLM Ely District Office, 702 North Industrial Way, Ely; • BLM Caliente Field Office, US Hwy 93, Bldg #1, Caliente; and • BLM Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 North Torrey Pines, Las Vegas FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Penny Woods, BLM Project Manager, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, NV 89502, telephone: 775–861–6466, or email: nvgwprojects@blm.gov with ‘‘ROD Copy Request’’ in the subject line. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: After extensive environmental analysis, consideration of public comments, and application of pertinent Federal laws and policies, it is the decision of the Department of the Interior to offer to the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) a ROW grant for the construction, operation, maintenance, and termination of the mainline water pipeline, main power lines, pump stations, regulating tanks, and other ancillary facilities of the project for a groundwater delivery system. The Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation and Development Act of 2004, Public Law 108–424, directs the Secretary of the Interior to issue a ROW grant on Federal lands in Lincoln, and Clark counties, Nevada for this project. The ROW grant will authorize the use of public lands in perpetuity. The decision authorizes BLM to issue of a ROW grant to the SNWA for the preferred alternative as analyzed in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), issued on August 3, 2012. The Environmental Protection Agency published a Notice of Availabilty of the Final EIS in the Federal Register on August 3, 2012. The ROD adopts Alternative F in the Final EIS, which includes an alignment from Las Vegas Valley north through Coyote Spring, Delamar, Dry Lake, terminating in central Spring Valley, with a lateral route into Cave Valley. E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Federal 
Coal Lease Modifications COC-1362 and COC-67232 for the West Elk Mine 
Near Somerset, CO

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of 
the Record of Decision (ROD) for the West Elk Mine lease modifications 
underlying National Forest System (NFS) lands included in the Federal 
Coal Lease Modifications COC-1362 and COC-67232 Final Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIS).

ADDRESSES: The document is available electronically on the following 
Web site: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Information/nepa/ufo.html. 
Paper copies of the ROD are also available upon request from the BLM 
Uncompahgre Field Office, 2465 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO 81401.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Desty Dyer, Mining Engineer; at 
970-240-5300. Mr. Dyer's office is located at the BLM Uncompahgre Field 
Office 2465 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO 81401. 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: The ROD covered by this Notice of 
Availability (NOA) is for modification Federal coal leases in Gunnison 
County, Colorado, administered by the BLM Uncompahgre Field Office. The 
BLM approves Alternative 3, to modify Mountain Coal Company's existing 
Federal coal lease COC-1362 by adding 921 acres and the Ark Land 
Companies existing Federal coal lease COC-67232 by adding 800 acres at 
the West Elk Mine. The lease modifications are located approximately 7 
miles southeast of Somerset, Colorado, in portions of sections 10, 11, 
14, 15, 22 and 23 of T. 14S., R. 90W., 6th PM in Gunnison County, 
Colorado. The quantity of mineable coal in both lease modifications 
would likely extend the existing operations approximately 19 months 
beyond those currently approved within Federal leases and an additional 
16-17 months of mining coal on adjacent private lands could also be 
realized by access gained through the lease modification areas. The 
Environmental Protection Agency published a Federal Register notice 
announcing that the Final EIS was publicly available on August 10, 2012 
(77 FR 47839).
    The BLM's decision to offer the coal lease modifications is subject 
to appeal to the Interior Board of Land Appeals. Anyone wishing to 
appeal will have 30 days from this decision to appeal to the Board of 
Land Appeals, Office of the Secretary, in accordance with regulations 
at 43 CFR Part 4.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6.

Helen M. Hankins,
BLM Colorado State Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-31146 Filed 12-27-12; 8:45 am]
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