Notice of Public Meetings, Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council, ID, 68467 [2013-27224]

Download as PDF TKELleY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 220 / Thursday, November 14, 2013 / Notices is limited to the proposed land use plan amendment associated with the Gateway West Project and does not include the remainder of the project application or wholesale challenges to impacts analyzed in the FEIS. The absence of any identification of a specific inconsistency supports my decision to deny the recommendations in your appeal. ‘‘Your appeal also requests clarification of BLM Idaho’s statement that your Greater Sage-Grouse Plan was ‘not sufficiently final’ to be considered in the FEIS. While the Plan may represent a final proposal from you, the larger Greater Sage-Grouse planning effort being undertaken by the BLM in coordination with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other states, including Idaho, is not yet final. The Idaho BLM State Director was attempting to explain that the Greater Sage-Grouse planning effort and the Gateway West Transmission Project represented two separate and distinct processes. Your plan is one of two copreferred alternatives being fully analyzed in the Idaho and Southwestern Montana Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). As we have discussed in person, the BLM is very committed to continuing to work with the State of Idaho on Greater SageGrouse to meet our shared goals. We have appreciated your efforts to develop a thoughtful and detailed alternative. ‘‘With respect to Idaho’s Local Land Use Planning Act, your letter to the BLM Idaho State Director and your appeal again do not specifically identify inconsistencies between local comprehensive plans and the proposed land use plan amendments for the Gateway West Transmission Project. Instead, you generally state that local counties have jurisdiction over the siting of utility transmission corridors, and that these local governments have comprehensive planning and zoning plans. You suggest that the local governments prefer that transmission siting occur on Federal land. Finally, you suggest that the BLM’s review process for the Gateway West Transmission Project lacked meaningful public involvement. No specific inconsistencies between proposed land use plan amendments for the Gateway West Transmission Project and State or local plans were identified as required under BLM regulations, and thus, I am denying your consistency appeal as it relates to Idaho’s Local Land Use Planning Act. ‘‘The BLM has taken considerable steps to coordinate with the local VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:20 Nov 13, 2013 Jkt 232001 counties. In fact, the BLM coordinated extensively with local governments in the development of alternatives that crossed their jurisdictions, including meetings with the Cities of Melba and Kuna and various counties. Additionally, the BLM recognizes that after the Record of Decision is signed, the individual counties have authority under Idaho’s Local Land Use Planning Act to adjust the final location for the portions of each proposed action or alternative that are located on nonfederal land. ‘‘After careful consideration, it is my conclusion that the appeal has not identified where the proposed plan amendments are inconsistent with specific provisions of approved or adopted resource-related State or local policies and programs. Therefore, I affirm the BLM Idaho State Director’s response to your Finding of Inconsistency and deny the appeal.’’ Authority: 43 CFR 1610.3–2(e). Michael D. Nedd, Assistant Director, Minerals and Realty Management. [FR Doc. 2013–27262 Filed 11–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management 68467 The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m., and end no later than 4:30 p.m. The public comment period will take place from 9:10 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Tiel-Nelson, Twin Falls District, Idaho, 2536 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301, (208) 736– 2352. The 15member RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in Idaho. During the November 26th and December 10th meetings, RAC subcommittee members will discuss the Idaho and Southwest Montana Subregional Draft Environmental Impact Statement during the January 8th meeting, RAC subcommittee members will report to the full RAC with their recommendations for the Draft EIS. There will also be a new member orientation for RAC members along with field manager reports, a budget outlook and wild horse issue update. Additional topics may be added and will be included in local media announcements. More information is available at www.blm.gov/id/st/en/res/ resource_advisory.3.html. RAC meetings are open to the public. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [LLIDT000000.L11200000.DD0000.241A.00] Notice of Public Meetings, Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council, ID Dated: November 4, 2013. Mel M. Meier, District Manager. [FR Doc. 2013–27224 Filed 11–13–13; 8:45 am] AGENCY: BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice of public meetings. ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) and subcommittee for the Greater sage-grouse will meet as indicated below. DATES: On November 26 and December 10, the Twin Falls District RAC subcommittee members for the Greater sage-grouse will meet at the Twin Falls District BLM Office, 2536 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, ID 83301. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end no later than 9:00 p.m. The public comment period for the RAC subcommittee meeting will take place 6:10 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. On January 8, 2014, the Twin Falls District RAC will meet at the Sawtooth Best Western Inn, 2653 South Lincoln Ave., Jerome, Idaho. Bureau of Land Management SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [LLWY920000/51010000.ER0000/ LVRWK09K0990/241A; WYW–174598; IDI– 35849] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Gateway West 230/ 345/500-kV Transmission Line Project and Approved Land Use Plan Amendments in Idaho and Wyoming Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) authorizing a right-of-way (ROW) grant to the Proponents’ (Idaho Power Company and PacifiCorp, doing business as Rocky Mountain Power) to construct, operate, maintain, and decommission electric transmission lines on public lands for the Gateway SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 220 (Thursday, November 14, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Notice of Public Meetings, Twin Falls District Resource Advisory 
Council, ID

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
(FLPMA), the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Twin Falls 
District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) and subcommittee for the 
Greater sage-grouse will meet as indicated below.

DATES: On November 26 and December 10, the Twin Falls District RAC 
subcommittee members for the Greater sage-grouse will meet at the Twin 
Falls District BLM Office, 2536 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, ID 83301. 
The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end no later than 9:00 p.m. The 
public comment period for the RAC subcommittee meeting will take place 
6:10 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. On January 8, 2014, the Twin Falls District RAC 
will meet at the Sawtooth Best Western Inn, 2653 South Lincoln Ave., 
Jerome, Idaho. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m., and end no later 
than 4:30 p.m. The public comment period will take place from 9:10 a.m. 
to 9:40 a.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Tiel-Nelson, Twin Falls 
District, Idaho, 2536 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301, (208) 
736-2352.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15-member RAC advises the Secretary of 
the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of 
planning and management issues associated with public land management 
in Idaho. During the November 26th and December 10th meetings, RAC 
subcommittee members will discuss the Idaho and Southwest Montana Sub-
regional Draft Environmental Impact Statement during the January 8th 
meeting, RAC subcommittee members will report to the full RAC with 
their recommendations for the Draft EIS. There will also be a new 
member orientation for RAC members along with field manager reports, a 
budget outlook and wild horse issue update.
    Additional topics may be added and will be included in local media 
announcements. More information is available at www.blm.gov/id/st/en/res/resource_advisory.3.html. RAC meetings are open to the public.

    Dated: November 4, 2013.
Mel M. Meier,
District Manager.
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