Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Public Meetings for the Newlands Project Resource Management Plan, 31974-31975 [2013-12622]

Download as PDF 31974 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 102 / Tuesday, May 28, 2013 / Notices requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement (516 DM 6 Appendix 1, 1.4C(1)). Public Availability of Comments All comments and materials we receive in response to this request will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. 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 We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: May 10, 2013. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region. [FR Doc. 2013–12616 Filed 5–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Public Meetings for the Newlands Project Resource Management Plan Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review and comment, the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP)/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Newlands Project. This RMP/ DEIS provides a range of alternatives for managing Reclamation-administered lands in the Newlands Project Planning Area, which is in the west-central Nevada counties of Washoe, Storey, Lyon, and Churchill. DATES: Submit written comments on the RMP/DEIS on or before July 29, 2013. Reclamation will hold two public open house meetings to provide information and receive comments on the RMP/DEIS: • Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 3:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m., Fallon, NV VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 May 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 • Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 4:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m., Reno, NV ADDRESSES: Please send written comments to Mr. Bob Edwards, RMP Project Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, 705 N. Plaza Street, Room 320, Carson City, NV 89701; via fax at 775–882– 7592; or by email to redwards@usbr.gov. Written comments also may be submitted during the public meetings. The public meetings will be held at the following locations: • Fallon at Churchill County Commission Chambers, 155 N. Taylor Street, Suite 110, Fallon, NV 89406 • Reno at Hyatt Place Reno-Tahoe Airport, 1790 East Plumb Lane, Reno, NV 89502 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bob Edwards at 775–884–8342. The RMP/DEIS will be available from the following Web site: http://www.usbr. gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm? Project_ID=2822. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for locations where copies of the RMP/DEIS are available for public review. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Newlands Project provides irrigation water from the Truckee and Carson Rivers for cropland in the Lahontan Valley near Fallon and benchlands near Fernley in western Nevada through a series of diversions, canals, dams, and reservoirs. The Newlands Project Planning Area encompasses approximately 442,000 acres surrounding the Newlands Project facilities and is composed of all Reclamation-administered lands, including water bodies, managed as part of the Newlands Project. The Newlands Project lands have been administered to date in accordance with applicable directives and standards. The purpose of the Newlands Project RMP is to provide a single, comprehensive land use plan that will guide contemporary resource and recreation needs of the Federal lands administered by Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) in the Newlands Project planning area. The RMP will help support the Newlands Project’s authorized purposes: Water supply, recreation, water quality, support of fish and wildlife, and any other purposes recognized as beneficial under the laws of Nevada. This RMP addresses the use of Federal lands administered by Reclamation in the planning areas that are ancillary to the primary purpose of providing water for irrigation. The water resource itself and the facilities and infrastructure used to transport and store water are excluded from this RMP/ DEIS. PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This RMP/DEIS addresses the interrelationships among the various resources in the Newlands Project Planning Area and provides management options to balance resource management between Reclamation’s mission and authority, and the needs of the public to use these lands. Reclamation’s authority to prepare the RMP is outlined in the Reclamation Recreation Management Act of 1992 (Pub. L. 102–575, Title 28). The purposes of the Newlands Project RMP are as follows: • Provide a framework to ensure Reclamation plans and activities comply with all appropriate federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, and policies; • Provide for the protection and management of natural and cultural resources and public health and safety; • Provide for non-water based recreation management and development and other uses consistent with contemporary and professional resource management and protection theories, concepts, and practices; and • Be consistent with Reclamation’s fiscal goals and objectives. The RMP is needed because no unifying management plan exists to guide Reclamation in achieving the demands listed above. Draft Resource Management Plan Three management alternatives were developed to address the major planning issues. Each alternative provides direction for resource programs based on the development of specific goals and management actions. Each alternative describes specific issues influencing land management and emphasizes a different combination of resource uses, allocations, and restoration measures to address issues and resolve conflicts among users. Resource program goals are met in varying degrees across alternatives. Management scenarios for programs not tied to major planning issues or mandated by laws and regulations often contain few or no differences in management between alternatives. The alternatives vary in the degree to which activities are allowed or restricted, the amount of access allowed for activities, and the amount of mitigation or restoration required for authorized activities. Grazing is where the alternatives differ the most and was of most interest to the public during scoping. Copies of the RMP/DEIS are available for public review at the following locations: E:\FR\FM\28MYN1.SGM 28MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 102 / Tuesday, May 28, 2013 / Notices • Washoe County Library, Fernley Branch Lyon County Library, and the Churchill County Library • Natural Resources Library, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240 • Bureau of Reclamation, Lahontan Basin Area Office, 705 N. Plaza Street, Room 320, Carson City, NV • Mid-Pacific Regional Library, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825 Special Assistance for Public Meetings If special assistance is required to participate in the above public meeting, please contact Mr. Bob Edwards at 775– 884–8342, or by email at redwards@usbr.gov. Please notify Mr. Edwards as far in advance as possible to enable Reclamation to secure the needed services. If a request cannot be honored, the requestor will be notified. A telephone device for the hearing impaired (TDD) is available at 775–882– 3436. Public Disclosure 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. Dated: April 10, 2013. Pablo R. Arroyave, Deputy Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 2013–12622 Filed 5–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. John Thomas Byrd, Civil Action No. 4:12–cv–53–BO, was lodged with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Eastern Division, on May 6, 2013. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the United States against John Thomas Byrd, pursuant to Section 301(a) of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1311(a), to obtain injunctive relief from and impose civil penalties against the Defendant for VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 May 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 violating the Clean Water Act by discharging pollutants into waters of the United States. The proposed Consent Decree resolves these allegations by requiring the Defendant to restore impacted areas and to pay a civil penalty. The Department of Justice will accept written comments relating to this proposed Consent Decree for thirty (30) days from the date of publication of this Notice. Please address comments to Martin F. McDermott, United States Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Environmental Defense Section, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044 and refer to United States v. John Thomas Byrd, DJ #90–5–1–1–19320. The proposed Consent Decree may be examined at the Clerk’s Office, United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 310 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27601, or any other Clerk’s Office in the Eastern District of North Carolina, with the exception of Elizabeth City. In addition, the proposed Consent Decree may be examined electronically at http:// www.justice.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. Cherie L. Rogers, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Defense Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2013–12518 Filed 5–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–CW–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Proposed Joint Stipulation to Consent Decree Entered Into Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation And Liability Act Notice is hereby given that on May 17, 2013, a proposed joint stipulation to an entered Consent Decree filed in United States et al. v. ITT Industries, Inc., et. al., Civil Action No. 99–00552 was lodged with the United States District Court for the Central District of California (Western Division). On August 2, 2000, the parties to the civil action, including the United States, the State of California, on behalf of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, the City of Glendale, and several potentially responsible parties, entered into a Consent Decree settlement, pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, which resolved the filed claims of the federal and state governments for the Glendale North and South Operable Units of the San Fernando Valley (Area PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31975 2) Superfund Site (Site). Pursuant to the consent decree, certain of the potentially responsible parties (Settling Work Defendants) have been performing and are performing Site remedial actions (Work) required by the consent decree, including, among other actions, a Focused Feasibility Study (FFS). The parties have reached a proposed joint stipulation that the Settling Work Defendants will not request a Certificate of Completion regarding the Work before November 30, 2018 and, Settling Work Defendants and the City of Glendale shall continue to perform their respective Work required to be performed under the Consent Decree and other requirements of the Consent Decree, including the Performance Standards, FFS and any implementation of Work resulting therefrom, now and into the future until at least November 30, 2018, when additional Site information will be available to the parties, subject in all instances to the terms and applicable conditions set forth in the Consent Decree, and without waiving any rights, defenses and/or remedies that the Plaintiffs, the City of Glendale, or Settling Work Defendants have under the Consent Decree (it being agreed that the implementation Work resulting from the FFS has not yet been determined, and the Settling Work Defendants and/or the City shall be entitled to exercise any and all rights, defenses and remedies under the Consent Decree to object to any implementation of Work that may be ordered by the United States under the Consent Decree). The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed joint stipulation. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States et al. v. ITT Industries, Inc., et. al., Civil Action No. 99–00552, D.J. Ref. No. 90–11–2–442A. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: To submit comments: Send them to: By email ... pubcommentees.enrd@usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. By mail ..... During the public comment period, the Stipulation may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. We will provide E:\FR\FM\28MYN1.SGM 28MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 102 (Tuesday, May 28, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12622]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement and Notice of Public Meetings for the Newlands Project 
Resource Management Plan

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review 
and comment, the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP)/Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Newlands Project. This 
RMP/DEIS provides a range of alternatives for managing Reclamation-
administered lands in the Newlands Project Planning Area, which is in 
the west-central Nevada counties of Washoe, Storey, Lyon, and 
Churchill.

DATES: Submit written comments on the RMP/DEIS on or before July 29, 
2013.
    Reclamation will hold two public open house meetings to provide 
information and receive comments on the RMP/DEIS:

 Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Fallon, NV
 Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Reno, NV

ADDRESSES: Please send written comments to Mr. Bob Edwards, RMP Project 
Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, 705 N. Plaza Street, Room 320, Carson 
City, NV 89701; via fax at 775-882-7592; or by email to 
redwards@usbr.gov. Written comments also may be submitted during the 
public meetings.
    The public meetings will be held at the following locations:

 Fallon at Churchill County Commission Chambers, 155 N. Taylor 
Street, Suite 110, Fallon, NV 89406
 Reno at Hyatt Place Reno-Tahoe Airport, 1790 East Plumb Lane, 
Reno, NV 89502

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bob Edwards at 775-884-8342. The 
RMP/DEIS will be available from the following Web site: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=2822. See the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for locations where copies of the 
RMP/DEIS are available for public review.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Newlands Project provides irrigation 
water from the Truckee and Carson Rivers for cropland in the Lahontan 
Valley near Fallon and benchlands near Fernley in western Nevada 
through a series of diversions, canals, dams, and reservoirs. The 
Newlands Project Planning Area encompasses approximately 442,000 acres 
surrounding the Newlands Project facilities and is composed of all 
Reclamation-administered lands, including water bodies, managed as part 
of the Newlands Project.
    The Newlands Project lands have been administered to date in 
accordance with applicable directives and standards. The purpose of the 
Newlands Project RMP is to provide a single, comprehensive land use 
plan that will guide contemporary resource and recreation needs of the 
Federal lands administered by Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) in 
the Newlands Project planning area. The RMP will help support the 
Newlands Project's authorized purposes: Water supply, recreation, water 
quality, support of fish and wildlife, and any other purposes 
recognized as beneficial under the laws of Nevada.
    This RMP addresses the use of Federal lands administered by 
Reclamation in the planning areas that are ancillary to the primary 
purpose of providing water for irrigation. The water resource itself 
and the facilities and infrastructure used to transport and store water 
are excluded from this RMP/DEIS.
    This RMP/DEIS addresses the interrelationships among the various 
resources in the Newlands Project Planning Area and provides management 
options to balance resource management between Reclamation's mission 
and authority, and the needs of the public to use these lands. 
Reclamation's authority to prepare the RMP is outlined in the 
Reclamation Recreation Management Act of 1992 (Pub. L. 102-575, Title 
28).
    The purposes of the Newlands Project RMP are as follows:
     Provide a framework to ensure Reclamation plans and 
activities comply with all appropriate federal, state, and local laws, 
rules, regulations, and policies;
     Provide for the protection and management of natural and 
cultural resources and public health and safety;
     Provide for non-water based recreation management and 
development and other uses consistent with contemporary and 
professional resource management and protection theories, concepts, and 
practices; and
     Be consistent with Reclamation's fiscal goals and 
objectives.

The RMP is needed because no unifying management plan exists to guide 
Reclamation in achieving the demands listed above.

Draft Resource Management Plan

    Three management alternatives were developed to address the major 
planning issues. Each alternative provides direction for resource 
programs based on the development of specific goals and management 
actions. Each alternative describes specific issues influencing land 
management and emphasizes a different combination of resource uses, 
allocations, and restoration measures to address issues and resolve 
conflicts among users. Resource program goals are met in varying 
degrees across alternatives. Management scenarios for programs not tied 
to major planning issues or mandated by laws and regulations often 
contain few or no differences in management between alternatives.
    The alternatives vary in the degree to which activities are allowed 
or restricted, the amount of access allowed for activities, and the 
amount of mitigation or restoration required for authorized activities. 
Grazing is where the alternatives differ the most and was of most 
interest to the public during scoping.
    Copies of the RMP/DEIS are available for public review at the 
following locations:


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 Washoe County Library, Fernley Branch Lyon County Library, and 
the Churchill County Library
 Natural Resources Library, Department of the Interior, 1849 C 
Street NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240
 Bureau of Reclamation, Lahontan Basin Area Office, 705 N. 
Plaza Street, Room 320, Carson City, NV
 Mid-Pacific Regional Library, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 
Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825

Special Assistance for Public Meetings

    If special assistance is required to participate in the above 
public meeting, please contact Mr. Bob Edwards at 775-884-8342, or by 
email at redwards@usbr.gov. Please notify Mr. Edwards as far in advance 
as possible to enable Reclamation to secure the needed services. If a 
request cannot be honored, the requestor will be notified. A telephone 
device for the hearing impaired (TDD) is available at 775-882-3436.

Public Disclosure

    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.

    Dated: April 10, 2013.
Pablo R. Arroyave,
Deputy Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 2013-12622 Filed 5-24-13; 8:45 am]
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