Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest, Offshore Virginia, 73882 [2013-29242]

Download as PDF 73882 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 236 / Monday, December 9, 2013 / Notices VIRGINIA A request for removal has been made for the following resource: Bath County Barton Lodge, 373 French’s Hill Dr., Hot Springs, 13000984 Switchback School, (Rosenwald Schools in Virginia MPS) 210 Pinehurst Heights Rd., Hot Springs, 13000985 Three Hills, 348 Three Hills Ln., Warm Springs, 13000986 Wesley, John, Methodist Episcopal Church and Cemetery, 212 W. Warm Springs, Warm Springs, 13000987 TEXAS Culpeper County Elmwood Farm and Browning Store (Boundary Increase), Elmwood Farm Dr., Boston, 13000988 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management [Docket No. BOEM–2013–0065] [MMAA104000] Highland County Jones, C.P., House and Law Office, 144 & 160 W. Main St., Monterey, 13000989 Taylor County Chambers, Samuel A., House, 224 Merchant, Abilene, 92000211 [FR Doc. 2013–29225 Filed 12–6–13; 8:45 am] Determination and Next Steps BILLING CODE 4312–51–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest, Offshore Virginia Woods, Major James, House, 3042 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford, 13000991 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior. ACTION: Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest (DNCI) for a Proposed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Wind Energy Research Lease Offshore Virginia. Page County SUMMARY: Loudoun County Huntland, 35955 Huntland Farm Rd., Middleburg, 13000990 Nelson County White House, The, 1917 Kauffmans Mill Rd., Luray, 13000992 Richmond Independent city Robinson House, 200 North Blvd., Richmond (Independent City), 13000993 Roanoke Independent city Roanoke River and Railroad Historic District, Albemarle & Walnut Aves., SE., Williamson Rd., SE., 4th & Jefferson Sts., SE., Roanoke (Independent City), 13000994 WASHINGTON King County Barksdale, Julian and Marajane, House, 13226 42nd Ave., Seattle, 13000995 Dose, Charles P. and Ida, House, 2121 31st Ave., S., Seattle, 13000996 Pend Oreille County Pend Oreille County Courthouse, 625 W. 4th St., Newport, 13000997 Pierce County maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Central Elementary School, 401 S. 8th St., Tacoma, 13000998 Spokane County Garland Theater, (Movie Theaters in Washington State MPS) 924 W. Garland Ave., Spokane, 13000999 Ridpath Hotel, 515 W. Sprague Ave., Spokane, 13001000 CALIFORNIA San Bernardino County Bono’s Restaurant and Deli, 15395 Foothill Blvd., Fontana, 07001353 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Dec 06, 2013 Jkt 232001 AGENCY: This notice provides BOEM’s determination that there is no competitive interest in the area requested by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Mines Minerals and Energy (DMME) to acquire an OCS research lease as described in the Public Notice of an Unsolicited Request for an OCS Research Lease; Request for Competitive Interest (RFCI); and Request for Public Comment, that BOEM published on July 30, 2013, (78 FR 45965–45968). The RFCI described the proposal submitted to BOEM by the DMME to acquire an OCS lease for renewable energy research activities, including wind turbine installation and operational testing and installation of metocean monitoring equipment on the OCS off the coast of Virginia, and provided an opportunity for the public to submit comments about the proposal. DATES: Effective December 9, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Casey Reeves, Project Coordinator, BOEM, Office of Renewable Energy Programs, 381 Elden Street, HM 1328, Herndon, Virginia 20170. (703) 787– 1320. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A request to move has been made for the following resource: Authority This DNCI is published pursuant to subsection 8(p)(3) of the OCS Lands Act, (43 U.S.C. 1337(p)(3)), which was added by section 388 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), and the implementing regulations at 30 CFR part 585. Subsection 8(p)(3) of the OCS Lands Act requires that an OCS renewable energy PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 lease, easement, or right-of-way (ROW) be issued ‘‘on a competitive basis unless the Secretary [of the Interior] determines after public notice of a proposed lease, easement, or ROW that there is no competitive interest.’’ The Secretary delegated the authority to make such determinations to BOEM. Sfmt 4703 This DNCI provides notice to the public that BOEM has determined there is no competitive interest in the proposed research lease area, as no indications of competitive interest were submitted in response to the RFCI. In the RFCI, BOEM also solicited public comment from interested stakeholders about the proposed lease area and the proposed DMME research project and any potential impacts from the project. In response to the RFCI, BOEM received public comment submissions from five entities. BOEM will use the comments received to inform subsequent decisions. After the publication of this DNCI, BOEM may proceed with the research leasing process using the procedures described in 30 CFR § 585.238. Map of the Area A map of the area proposed for a research lease can be found at the following site: http://www.boem.gov/ Renewable-Energy-Program/StateActivities/Virginia.aspx Dated: November 27, 2013. Tommy P. Beaudreau, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

[Docket No. BOEM-2013-0065] [MMAA104000]


Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest, Offshore 
Virginia

AGENCY: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest (DNCI) for a 
Proposed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Wind Energy Research Lease 
Offshore Virginia.

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SUMMARY: This notice provides BOEM's determination that there is no 
competitive interest in the area requested by the Commonwealth of 
Virginia, Department of Mines Minerals and Energy (DMME) to acquire an 
OCS research lease as described in the Public Notice of an Unsolicited 
Request for an OCS Research Lease; Request for Competitive Interest 
(RFCI); and Request for Public Comment, that BOEM published on July 30, 
2013, (78 FR 45965-45968). The RFCI described the proposal submitted to 
BOEM by the DMME to acquire an OCS lease for renewable energy research 
activities, including wind turbine installation and operational testing 
and installation of metocean monitoring equipment on the OCS off the 
coast of Virginia, and provided an opportunity for the public to submit 
comments about the proposal.

DATES: Effective December 9, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Casey Reeves, Project Coordinator, 
BOEM, Office of Renewable Energy Programs, 381 Elden Street, HM 1328, 
Herndon, Virginia 20170. (703) 787-1320.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority

    This DNCI is published pursuant to subsection 8(p)(3) of the OCS 
Lands Act, (43 U.S.C. 1337(p)(3)), which was added by section 388 of 
the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), and the implementing regulations 
at 30 CFR part 585. Subsection 8(p)(3) of the OCS Lands Act requires 
that an OCS renewable energy lease, easement, or right-of-way (ROW) be 
issued ``on a competitive basis unless the Secretary [of the Interior] 
determines after public notice of a proposed lease, easement, or ROW 
that there is no competitive interest.'' The Secretary delegated the 
authority to make such determinations to BOEM.

Determination and Next Steps

    This DNCI provides notice to the public that BOEM has determined 
there is no competitive interest in the proposed research lease area, 
as no indications of competitive interest were submitted in response to 
the RFCI.
    In the RFCI, BOEM also solicited public comment from interested 
stakeholders about the proposed lease area and the proposed DMME 
research project and any potential impacts from the project. In 
response to the RFCI, BOEM received public comment submissions from 
five entities. BOEM will use the comments received to inform subsequent 
decisions. After the publication of this DNCI, BOEM may proceed with 
the research leasing process using the procedures described in 30 CFR 
Sec.  585.238.

Map of the Area

    A map of the area proposed for a research lease can be found at the 
following site: http://www.boem.gov/Renewable-Energy-Program/State-Activities/Virginia.aspx

    Dated: November 27, 2013.
Tommy P. Beaudreau,
Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
[FR Doc. 2013-29242 Filed 12-6-13; 8:45 am]
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