Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement-Interconnection of the Proposed Wilton IV Wind Energy Center Project, North Dakota (DOE/EIS-0469), 69664 [2013-27861]

Download as PDF 69664 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 20, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement—Interconnection of the Proposed Wilton IV Wind Energy Center Project, North Dakota (DOE/ EIS–0469) Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement and to Conduct a Scoping Meeting; Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement. AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration (Western), an agency of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), intends to prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) for the interconnection of NextEra Energy Resources’ proposed Wilton IV Wind Energy Center Project (Project), Burleigh County, North Dakota. Western is issuing this Notice of Intent (NOI) to inform the public and interested parties about a change in the proposed Project and to invite the public to comment on the scope, proposed action, and other issues to be addressed in the SDEIS. Based on substantial changes to the proposed Project, Western has made the decision to prepare an SDEIS. These changes include the relocation of 30 planned turbine locations and 5 alternate turbine locations in Crofte Township, and moving them as far as 12 miles northeast to Rock Hill Township. Additionally, up to 20 miles of new overhead transmission line will be necessary to connect the Project collector substation to the existing Wilton/Baldwin substation. Portions of the proposed Project may affect floodplains and wetlands, so this NOI also serves as a notice of proposed floodplain or wetland action in accordance with DOE floodplain and wetland environmental review requirements. DATES: A public scoping meeting will be held on December 11, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wilton Memorial Hall, located at 105 Dakota Avenue, Wilton, North Dakota. Local notification of this meeting has been made through direct mailings to affected parties and by advertising in local media to ensure a minimum of 15 days of prior notice. The public scoping period starts with the publication of this notice and ends on December 20, 2013. Western will consider all comments on the scope of the SDEIS received or postmarked by tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Nov 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 that date. However, the public is invited to submit comments on the proposed Project at any time during the SDEIS process. Western will host a public scoping meeting at the Wilton Memorial Hall, located at 105 Dakota Avenue, Wilton, North Dakota, to provide information on the Project and gather comments on the proposal. Oral or written comments may be provided at the public scoping meeting or mailed or emailed to Matt Marsh, Upper Great Plains Regional Office, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 35800, Billings, MT 59107–5800, email MMarsh@wapa.gov, telephone (800) 358–3415. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information on the proposed Project, the SDEIS process, or to receive a copy of the SDEIS when it is published, contact Matt Marsh at the addresses above. For general information on the DOE’s NEPA review process, contact Carol M. Borgstrom, Director of NEPA Policy and Compliance, GC–54, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0119, telephone (202) 586–4600 or (800) 472– 2756, facsimile (202) 586–7031. ADDRESSES: Dated: November 12, 2013. Mark A. Gabriel, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–27861 Filed 11–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2006–0394; FRL–9903–09– OW] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Approval of State Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Programs Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Approval of State Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Programs (CZARA Section 6217)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1569.08, OMB Control No. 2040–0153) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through January 31, 2014. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OW–2006–0394, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to OW-Docket@ epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Don Waye, Assessment and Watershed Protection Division, Office of Wetlands Oceans and Watersheds, Mail Code 4503–T, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 566–1170; fax number: (202) 566–1333; email address: waye.don@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement--Interconnection of the Proposed Wilton IV Wind Energy 
Center Project, North Dakota (DOE/EIS-0469)

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement and to Conduct a Scoping Meeting; Notice of Floodplain 
and Wetlands Involvement.

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SUMMARY: Western Area Power Administration (Western), an agency of the 
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), intends to prepare a Supplemental 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) for the interconnection of 
NextEra Energy Resources' proposed Wilton IV Wind Energy Center Project 
(Project), Burleigh County, North Dakota. Western is issuing this 
Notice of Intent (NOI) to inform the public and interested parties 
about a change in the proposed Project and to invite the public to 
comment on the scope, proposed action, and other issues to be addressed 
in the SDEIS. Based on substantial changes to the proposed Project, 
Western has made the decision to prepare an SDEIS. These changes 
include the relocation of 30 planned turbine locations and 5 alternate 
turbine locations in Crofte Township, and moving them as far as 12 
miles north-east to Rock Hill Township. Additionally, up to 20 miles of 
new overhead transmission line will be necessary to connect the Project 
collector substation to the existing Wilton/Baldwin substation. 
Portions of the proposed Project may affect floodplains and wetlands, 
so this NOI also serves as a notice of proposed floodplain or wetland 
action in accordance with DOE floodplain and wetland environmental 
review requirements.

DATES: A public scoping meeting will be held on December 11, 2013, from 
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wilton Memorial Hall, located at 105 Dakota 
Avenue, Wilton, North Dakota. Local notification of this meeting has 
been made through direct mailings to affected parties and by 
advertising in local media to ensure a minimum of 15 days of prior 
notice. The public scoping period starts with the publication of this 
notice and ends on December 20, 2013. Western will consider all 
comments on the scope of the SDEIS received or postmarked by that date. 
However, the public is invited to submit comments on the proposed 
Project at any time during the SDEIS process.

ADDRESSES: Western will host a public scoping meeting at the Wilton 
Memorial Hall, located at 105 Dakota Avenue, Wilton, North Dakota, to 
provide information on the Project and gather comments on the proposal. 
Oral or written comments may be provided at the public scoping meeting 
or mailed or emailed to Matt Marsh, Upper Great Plains Regional Office, 
Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 35800, Billings, MT 59107-
5800, email MMarsh@wapa.gov, telephone (800) 358-3415.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information on the 
proposed Project, the SDEIS process, or to receive a copy of the SDEIS 
when it is published, contact Matt Marsh at the addresses above. For 
general information on the DOE's NEPA review process, contact Carol M. 
Borgstrom, Director of NEPA Policy and Compliance, GC-54, U.S. 
Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20585-0119, telephone (202) 586-4600 or (800) 472-2756, facsimile (202) 
586-7031.

    Dated: November 12, 2013.
Mark A. Gabriel,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2013-27861 Filed 11-19-13; 8:45 am]
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