Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Proposed Shu'luuk Wind Project on the Campo Indian Reservation in San Diego County, CA, 2423-2424 [2013-00439]

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While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee we will be able to do so. Dated: January 4, 2013. T. Douglas Beard, Jr., Chief NCCWSC, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. 2013–00374 Filed 1–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Proposed Shu’luuk Wind Project on the Campo Indian Reservation in San Diego County, CA Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead Federal agency, with the Campo Band of Mission Indians (Tribe) as a cooperating agency, intends to file a DEIS with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Proposed Shu’luuk Wind Project in San Diego County, California. This notice also advises the public that the DEIS is now available for public review and provides the date, time, and location of public meetings. DATES: Written comments on the DEIS must arrive 45 days after EPA publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. Two public hearings will be held, one on January 29, 2013, and the other on January 30, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the BIA will accept written comments at the hearings and throughout the comment period. Oral comments will also be taken at each public hearing by a court reporter. ADDRESSES: You may mail or handdeliver written comments to Robert Eben, Superintendent, Southern California Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1451 Research Park Drive, Riverside, CA 92507. The January 29, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2423 2013 public hearing will be held at the Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, California. The January 30, 2013 public hearing will be held at the Campo Indian Reservation Tribal Hall, 31690 Church Road, Campo, California. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for instructions on submitting comments and locations where the DEIS is available for review. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lenore Lamb, Southern California Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1451 Research Park Drive, Riverside, CA 92507, telephone (951) 276–6625 (ext. 254). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public review of the DEIS is part of the administrative process for the BIA evaluation of the lease between the Tribe and the developer to enable construction and operation of the proposed Shu’luuk Wind Project. Subsequent to the approval of the lease, a wind energy project would be developed on the Campo Indian Reservation in southeastern San Diego County, approximately 60 miles east of San Diego. A Notice of Intent to prepare the DEIS was published in the Federal Register on May 20, 2011. The BIA held public scoping meetings for the project environmental review on June 21, 2012, and June 22, 2012, at the Mountain Empire High School, 3305 Buckman Springs Road, Pine Valley, California, and the Campo Indian Reservation Tribal Hall, 31690 Church Road, Campo, California, respectively. Pursuant to Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations (40 CFR 1506.10), the publication of this Notice of Availability in the Federal Register initiates a 45-day public comment period. Background: The proposed action consists of BIA approval of a lease between the Tribe and Invenergy Wind California, LLC to construct and operate a renewable energy facility for up to 35 years on the Campo Indian Reservation. The purpose of the project is to improve the economic conditions of the Campo Band and to provide environmental benefits for the San Diego region through the construction and operation of a renewable energy facility. The project site is located on the Campo Indian Reservation in southeastern San Diego County, California. The lease area would be up to 900 acres, based on final project design, which is dependent upon which alternative is ultimately selected. The actual disturbance area would be less than the lease area. The project would E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with 2424 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 8 / Friday, January 11, 2013 / Notices be a wind energy project with one alternative that may include some solar energy generation. The approval of the lease would allow Invenergy, LLC to develop and operate a wind power generation facility capable of generating up to 250 MW of electricity, and would consist of up to 85 turbines, depending on which alternative is selected. Each of the four alternatives, with the exception of the No Action Alternative, would achieve the generation of electricity from wind turbines installed by Invenergy. The manufacturer and model of the wind turbines have not yet been selected for the Shu’luuk Wind Project as the advancement in technology continues throughout the project site approval process. The turbines for the proposed project would have a tower hub height of up to 309 feet, a rotor diameter up to 414 feet, and a total height (to tip) of up to 515 feet. Each turbine would be set on a concrete foundation, and turbines would be connected by underground electrical cable to a project substation. The substation would be sited on a two-acre area and would consist of a graveled, fenced area containing transformer and switching equipment and an area for vehicle parking. Up to five miles of new three-phase 138 kV overhead interconnection transmission circuit would be constructed within the Campo Indian Reservation from the project collector substation to a San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) pole located on private land. Other required facilities, all located within the Campo Indian Reservation, would include: up to three permanent meteorological towers; temporary material laydown areas during construction; temporary office areas; an operations and maintenance facility; approximately 25 miles of new access roads; approximately 22 miles of improved existing roads; an electrical collection and communications system; and a temporary concrete batch plant. The wind power generation facility would operate year-round for a minimum of 25 years. Construction of the proposed project is anticipated to take between 11 and 24 months depending on the alternative selected. In addition to the No Action Alternative, three alternatives are evaluated in the DEIS. Alternative 1 consists of 250 MW generated from up to 85 3–MW wind turbines. Each turbine would have a hub height up to 309 feet, rotor diameter up to 414 feet, and tip height up to 515 feet. Alternative 2 consists of 200 MW generated primarily from up to 80 2– MW wind turbines (totaling 160 MW from wind) in combination with up to VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Jan 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 40 1–MW solar photovoltaic (PV) panels (totaling 40 MW from solar). Each turbine would generate 2 MW, have a hub height up to 305 feet, a rotor diameter up to 375 feet, and a tip height up to 493 feet. Alternative 3 consists of 160 MW generated from up to 71 3–MW to 2.3– MW wind turbines. Each turbine would have a hub height of up to 308 feet, rotor diameter of up to 407 feet, and tip height of up to 515 feet. Environmental issues addressed in this DEIS include effects on land resources, water resources, air quality, biological resources, climate change, cultural resources, socioeconomic conditions, resource use patterns, traffic, noise, visual and aesthetic resources, public health and safety, and cumulative effects. Directions for Submitting Comments: Please include your name, return address, and ‘‘EIS Comments, Shu’luuk Wind Project, San Diego County, CA,’’ on the first page of your written comments. Locations Where the DEIS is Available for Review: The DEIS is available for review at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Southern California office, 1451 Research Park Drive, Riverside, CA 92507; at the offices of Campo EPA, Suite 4, 36190 Church Rd, Campo, CA 91906; and at the Campo-Morena Village Branch Library, San Diego County Library System, 31356 Hwy 94, Campo, CA 91906. Comments can be submitted electronically to shuluukcomments@aecom.com. The DEIS is also available online at http:// www.shuluukwind.com/. To obtain a compact disk copy of the DEIS please provide your name and address in writing or by voicemail to Lenore Lamb. Contact information is listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Individual paper copies of the DEIS will be provided upon payment of applicable printing expenses by the requestor for the number of copies requested. Public Comment Availability: Comments, including the names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BIA mailing address shown in the ADDRESSES section during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding 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 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: This notice is published pursuant to Sec. 1503.1 of the CEQ Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508) and Sec. 46.305 of the Department of Interior regulations (43 CFR part 46), implementing the procedural requirements of NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4371 et seq.), and is in the exercise of authority delegated to the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by 209 DM 8. Dated: October 12, 2012. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–00439 Filed 1–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLUT–92000–12XL5017AR–L51100000– GA0000–LVEMJ12CJ610, UTU89060] Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Utah Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of competitive coal lease sale. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Utah State Office will reoffer certain coal resources described below as the Dry Canyon B Tract (UTU–89060) in Carbon County, Utah, for competitive sale by sealed bid, in accordance with the Federal regulations for competitive lease sale notices and the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended. The initial application (UTU–85539) for the lands contained in the Dry Canyon Tract were offered for lease on November 15, 2011, as originally applied for on March 28, 2007. No bids were received at the original offering of this lease. DATES: The lease sale will be held at 1:00 p.m. on March 6, 2013. The sealed bid must be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, or be hand delivered to the address indicated below, and must be received by or before 10:00 a.m. on March 6, 2013. The BLM cashier will issue a receipt for each hand delivered sealed bid. Any bid received after the time specified will not be considered and will be returned. The outside of the sealed envelope containing the bid must clearly state the envelope contains a bid for Coal Lease Sale UTU–89060, and that it is not to be opened before the date and hour of the sale. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 8 (Friday, January 11, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2423-2424]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00439]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Proposed 
Shu'luuk Wind Project on the Campo Indian Reservation in San Diego 
County, CA

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs (BIA) as lead Federal agency, with the Campo Band of Mission 
Indians (Tribe) as a cooperating agency, intends to file a DEIS with 
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Proposed 
Shu'luuk Wind Project in San Diego County, California. This notice also 
advises the public that the DEIS is now available for public review and 
provides the date, time, and location of public meetings.

DATES: Written comments on the DEIS must arrive 45 days after EPA 
publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. Two 
public hearings will be held, one on January 29, 2013, and the other on 
January 30, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the BIA will accept written 
comments at the hearings and throughout the comment period. Oral 
comments will also be taken at each public hearing by a court reporter.

ADDRESSES: You may mail or hand-deliver written comments to Robert 
Eben, Superintendent, Southern California Agency, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs, 1451 Research Park Drive, Riverside, CA 92507. The January 29, 
2013 public hearing will be held at the Alpine Community Center, 1830 
Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, California. The January 30, 2013 public 
hearing will be held at the Campo Indian Reservation Tribal Hall, 31690 
Church Road, Campo, California. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section of this notice for instructions on submitting comments and 
locations where the DEIS is available for review.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lenore Lamb, Southern California 
Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1451 Research Park Drive, Riverside, 
CA 92507, telephone (951) 276-6625 (ext. 254).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public review of the DEIS is part of the 
administrative process for the BIA evaluation of the lease between the 
Tribe and the developer to enable construction and operation of the 
proposed Shu'luuk Wind Project. Subsequent to the approval of the 
lease, a wind energy project would be developed on the Campo Indian 
Reservation in southeastern San Diego County, approximately 60 miles 
east of San Diego. A Notice of Intent to prepare the DEIS was published 
in the Federal Register on May 20, 2011. The BIA held public scoping 
meetings for the project environmental review on June 21, 2012, and 
June 22, 2012, at the Mountain Empire High School, 3305 Buckman Springs 
Road, Pine Valley, California, and the Campo Indian Reservation Tribal 
Hall, 31690 Church Road, Campo, California, respectively. Pursuant to 
Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) National Environmental Policy 
Act (NEPA) regulations (40 CFR 1506.10), the publication of this Notice 
of Availability in the Federal Register initiates a 45-day public 
comment period.
    Background: The proposed action consists of BIA approval of a lease 
between the Tribe and Invenergy Wind California, LLC to construct and 
operate a renewable energy facility for up to 35 years on the Campo 
Indian Reservation. The purpose of the project is to improve the 
economic conditions of the Campo Band and to provide environmental 
benefits for the San Diego region through the construction and 
operation of a renewable energy facility.
    The project site is located on the Campo Indian Reservation in 
southeastern San Diego County, California. The lease area would be up 
to 900 acres, based on final project design, which is dependent upon 
which alternative is ultimately selected. The actual disturbance area 
would be less than the lease area. The project would

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be a wind energy project with one alternative that may include some 
solar energy generation. The approval of the lease would allow 
Invenergy, LLC to develop and operate a wind power generation facility 
capable of generating up to 250 MW of electricity, and would consist of 
up to 85 turbines, depending on which alternative is selected. Each of 
the four alternatives, with the exception of the No Action Alternative, 
would achieve the generation of electricity from wind turbines 
installed by Invenergy.
    The manufacturer and model of the wind turbines have not yet been 
selected for the Shu'luuk Wind Project as the advancement in technology 
continues throughout the project site approval process. The turbines 
for the proposed project would have a tower hub height of up to 309 
feet, a rotor diameter up to 414 feet, and a total height (to tip) of 
up to 515 feet. Each turbine would be set on a concrete foundation, and 
turbines would be connected by underground electrical cable to a 
project substation. The substation would be sited on a two-acre area 
and would consist of a graveled, fenced area containing transformer and 
switching equipment and an area for vehicle parking. Up to five miles 
of new three-phase 138 kV overhead interconnection transmission circuit 
would be constructed within the Campo Indian Reservation from the 
project collector substation to a San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) pole 
located on private land. Other required facilities, all located within 
the Campo Indian Reservation, would include: up to three permanent 
meteorological towers; temporary material laydown areas during 
construction; temporary office areas; an operations and maintenance 
facility; approximately 25 miles of new access roads; approximately 22 
miles of improved existing roads; an electrical collection and 
communications system; and a temporary concrete batch plant. The wind 
power generation facility would operate year-round for a minimum of 25 
years. Construction of the proposed project is anticipated to take 
between 11 and 24 months depending on the alternative selected. In 
addition to the No Action Alternative, three alternatives are evaluated 
in the DEIS.
    Alternative 1 consists of 250 MW generated from up to 85 3-MW wind 
turbines. Each turbine would have a hub height up to 309 feet, rotor 
diameter up to 414 feet, and tip height up to 515 feet.
    Alternative 2 consists of 200 MW generated primarily from up to 80 
2-MW wind turbines (totaling 160 MW from wind) in combination with up 
to 40 1-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) panels (totaling 40 MW from solar). 
Each turbine would generate 2 MW, have a hub height up to 305 feet, a 
rotor diameter up to 375 feet, and a tip height up to 493 feet.
    Alternative 3 consists of 160 MW generated from up to 71 3-MW to 
2.3-MW wind turbines. Each turbine would have a hub height of up to 308 
feet, rotor diameter of up to 407 feet, and tip height of up to 515 
feet.
    Environmental issues addressed in this DEIS include effects on land 
resources, water resources, air quality, biological resources, climate 
change, cultural resources, socioeconomic conditions, resource use 
patterns, traffic, noise, visual and aesthetic resources, public health 
and safety, and cumulative effects.
    Directions for Submitting Comments: Please include your name, 
return address, and ``EIS Comments, Shu'luuk Wind Project, San Diego 
County, CA,'' on the first page of your written comments.
    Locations Where the DEIS is Available for Review: The DEIS is 
available for review at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Southern 
California office, 1451 Research Park Drive, Riverside, CA 92507; at 
the offices of Campo EPA, Suite 4, 36190 Church Rd, Campo, CA 91906; 
and at the Campo-Morena Village Branch Library, San Diego County 
Library System, 31356 Hwy 94, Campo, CA 91906. Comments can be 
submitted electronically to shuluukcomments@aecom.com. The DEIS is also 
available online at http://www.shuluukwind.com/. To obtain a compact 
disk copy of the DEIS please provide your name and address in writing 
or by voicemail to Lenore Lamb. Contact information is listed in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Individual 
paper copies of the DEIS will be provided upon payment of applicable 
printing expenses by the requestor for the number of copies requested.
    Public Comment Availability: Comments, including the names and 
addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the 
BIA mailing address shown in the ADDRESSES section during regular 
business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding 
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: This notice is published pursuant to Sec. 1503.1 of 
the CEQ Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508) and Sec. 46.305 
of the Department of Interior regulations (43 CFR part 46), 
implementing the procedural requirements of NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4371 et 
seq.), and is in the exercise of authority delegated to the 
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs by 209 DM 8.

    Dated: October 12, 2012.
Kevin K. Washburn,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-00439 Filed 1-10-13; 8:45 am]
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