Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting, 15774-15775 [2014-06186]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 15774 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 55 / Friday, March 21, 2014 / Notices through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Long Canyon Mine Project by any of the following methods: • Email: BLM_NV_ ELDOLongCanyonMine@blm.gov. • Fax: 775–861–6601 • Mail: Bureau of Land Management, Long Canyon Mine Project, Attention: Whitney Wirthlin, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, NV 89502 Copies of the Long Canyon Mine Project Draft EIS are available in the Elko District Office at the above address and on online at: http://www.blm.gov/ nv/st/en/fo/elko_field_office/blm_ information/nepa/long_canyon_eis__ 7.html FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Whitney Wirthlin, Project Manager; telephone: 775–861–6400; address: 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, NV 89502; email: BLM_NV_ ELDOLongCanyonMine@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Newmont Mining Corporation (Newmont) proposes to construct and operate an open-pit gold mining operation, which would include one open pit, a heap leach pad, one waste rock dump, a tailings storage facility, a natural gas pipeline from the existing Ruby Pipeline, an onsite power generation plant, and other ancillary facilities. The mine would be located on the eastern side of the Pequop Mountain Range, about 30 miles east of Wells, Nevada, and 32 miles west of West Wendover, Nevada, and 5 miles south of Interstate 80. Currently, Fronteer Development (USA) Inc. (Fronteer), a subsidiary of Newmont, is authorized to disturb up to 115 acres for exploration purposes. The associated disturbance for the proposed operations would increase to 1,631 acres of public land, including 480 acres of split estate lands of Federal surface and private subsurface. The projected life of the mine is 8 to 14 years, including construction, operations, closure, and post-closure monitoring. An estimated annual workforce for operations would be approximately 300 to 500 people during the life of the mine. Fronteer is currently conducting exploration activities in this area which were analyzed in two environmental VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Mar 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 assessments (EA), the NewWest Gold USA Inc. Long Canyon Exploration Project (July 2008, EA No. BLM/EK/PL– 2008/011) and Fronteer Development (USA) Inc. Expanded Long Canyon Exploration Project (June 2011, DOI– BLM–NV–N030–2011–00001–EA). The proposed Long Canyon Mine is in conformance with the Wells Resource Management Plan (RMP) and the proposal is in conformance with the approved decisions of the RMP. The Draft EIS describes and analyzes the proposed project site-specific impacts (including cumulative) on all affected resources. Two alternatives are analyzed: The North Facilities Alternative and the No Action Alternative. The North Facilities Alternative was designed in response to several environmental issues raised by scoping comments. Under the North Facilities Alternative, most of the mine facilities would be moved to the northern portion of the project area. This alternative addresses impacts to several wildlife species, cultural resources, and responds to requests from the cities of West Wendover, Nevada, and Wendover, Utah, related to potential impacts to their water supply. Six other alternatives were considered but eliminated from further analysis. Mitigation measures are considered to minimize environmental impacts and to assure the proposed action does not result in unnecessary or undue degradation of public lands. The BLM received a total of 31 written comment submissions containing 80 items during the public scoping period. The comments the BLM received were submitted by Federal and State agencies as well as members of the general public. Concerns raised during scoping include: Potential impacts to cultural resources, including impacts to the Hastings Cutoff of the California National Historic Trail; impacts to the habitat of Greater Sage-Grouse; impacts to mule deer winter range and migration patterns; impacts to air quality through point (equipment) and non-point (waste rock disposal areas) pollution sources; changes to the quantity and quality of surface water and groundwater, especially the Big Spring and Johnson Spring complex which is the water resource for West Wendover and Wendover; potential noise impacts to wildlife in the area; impacts to general health of the rangeland resources; potential release of pollutants and hazardous materials to the environment during operations and following closure; increase in light pollution in the area and direct visual impacts from mine facilities; positive and negative PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 socioeconomic impacts to the communities of Wells, Wendover, West Wendover, the Wells Colony and Elko County; and cumulative impacts to wildlife, cultural, air, water, lands and realty, socioeconomics, and vegetation resources. The BLM has prepared the Draft EIS in conjunction with its eight Cooperating Agencies: Nevada Department of Wildlife; Elko County; City of Elko; City of West Wendover; City of Wendover, Utah; the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Indian Reservation; the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection; and the Environmental Protection Agency. Please note that public comments and information submitted including names, street addresses, and email addresses of persons who submit comments will be available for public review and disclosure at the above address during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except 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: 40 CFR 1506.6; 40 CFR 1506.10. Bryan K. Fuell, Field Manager, Wells Field Office. [FR Doc. 2014–06112 Filed 3–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO2600000 L10600000 XQ0000] Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces that the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will conduct a meeting on matters pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation’s public lands. DATES: The Advisory Board will meet on Monday, April 14, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) and Tuesday, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 55 / Friday, March 21, 2014 / Notices April 15, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT. This will be a 2-day meeting. ADDRESSES: This Advisory Board meeting will take place in Sacramento, California, at the Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo, 1782 Tribute Road, Sacramento, CA 95815, 916–929– 7900. Written comments pertaining to the April 14–15, 2014, Advisory Board meeting can be mailed to National Wild Horse and Burro Program,WO–260, Attention: Ramona DeLorme, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, NV 89502– 7147, or sent electronically to wildhorse@blm.gov. Please include ‘‘Advisory Board Comment’’ in the subject line of the email. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ramona DeLorme, Wild Horse and Burro Administrative Assistant, at 775– 861–6583. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact Ms. DeLorme during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question for Ms. DeLorme. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board advises the Secretary of the Interior, the BLM Director, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Chief of the Forest Service on matters pertaining to the management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation’s public lands. The Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board operates under the authority of 43 CFR 1784. The tentative agenda for the 2-day event is: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Advisory Board Public Meeting Monday, April 14, 2014 (8 a.m.–5 p.m.) 8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions 8:30 a.m. Agenda Review 9:00 a.m. Approval of September 2013 Minutes 9:20 a.m. BLM Response to Advisory Board Recommendations 9:40 a.m. Wild Horse and Burro Program Update 11:45 a.m. Lunch 1:00 p.m. Wild Horse and Burro Program Update continued 3:00 p.m. Public Comment Period Begins 4:30 p.m. Public Comment Period Ends 5:00 p.m. Adjourn Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (8 a.m.–5 p.m.) 8:00 a.m. Wild Horse and Burro Program Update continued Noon Lunch 1:00 p.m. Working Group Reports VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Mar 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 2:15 p.m. Advisory Board Discussion and Recommendations to the BLM 5:00 p.m. Adjourn The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. An individual with a disability needing an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting, such as an interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format, must notify Ms. DeLorme 2 weeks before the scheduled meeting date. Although the BLM will attempt to meet a request received after that date, the requested auxiliary aid or service may not be available because of insufficient time to arrange it. The Federal Advisory Committee Management Regulations at 41 CFR 101–6.1015(b), requires the BLM to publish in the Federal Register notice of a public meeting 15 days prior to the meeting date. II. Public Comment Procedures On Monday, April 14, 2014, at 3 p.m., members of the public will have the opportunity to make comments to the Board on the Wild Horse and Burro Program. Persons wishing to make comments during the Monday meeting should register in person with the BLM by 2 p.m. on April 14, 2014, at the meeting location. Depending on the number of commenters, the Advisory Board may limit the length of comments. At previous meetings, comments have been limited to 3 minutes in length; however, this time may vary. Commenters should address the specific wild horse and burrorelated topics listed on the agenda. Speakers are requested to submit a written copy of their statement to the address listed in the ‘‘ADDRESSES’’ section above or bring a written copy to the meeting. There may be a webcam present during the entire meeting and individual comments may be recorded. Participation in the Advisory Board meeting is not a prerequisite for submission of written comments. The BLM invites written comments from all interested parties. Your written comments should be specific and explain the reason for any recommendation. The BLM appreciates any and all comments. The BLM considers comments that are either supported by quantitative information or studies or those that include citations to and analysis of applicable laws and regulations to be the most useful and likely to influence the BLM’s decisions on the management and protection of wild horses and burros. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15775 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: March 7, 2014. Gregory Shoop, Deputy Assistant Director, Resources and Planning. [FR Doc. 2014–06186 Filed 3–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRNHL–15112; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000] National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions Nominations for the following properties being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register were received by the National Park Service before February 22, 2014. Pursuant to section 60.13 of 36 CFR part 60, written comments are being accepted concerning the significance of the nominated properties under the National Register criteria for evaluation. Comments may be forwarded by United States Postal Service, to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C St. NW., MS 2280, Washington, DC 20240; by all other carriers, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service,1201 Eye St. NW., 8th floor, Washington, DC 20005; or by fax, 202–371–6447. Written or faxed comments should be submitted by April 7, 2014. 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. E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 55 (Friday, March 21, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15774-15775]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06186]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces that the Wild 
Horse and Burro Advisory Board will conduct a meeting on matters 
pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses 
and burros on the Nation's public lands.

DATES: The Advisory Board will meet on Monday, April 14, 2014, from 8 
a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) and Tuesday,

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April 15, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT. This will be a 2-day meeting.

ADDRESSES: This Advisory Board meeting will take place in Sacramento, 
California, at the Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo, 1782 
Tribute Road, Sacramento, CA 95815, 916-929-7900.
    Written comments pertaining to the April 14-15, 2014, Advisory 
Board meeting can be mailed to National Wild Horse and Burro 
Program,WO-260, Attention: Ramona DeLorme, 1340 Financial Boulevard, 
Reno, NV 89502-7147, or sent electronically to wildhorse@blm.gov. 
Please include ``Advisory Board Comment'' in the subject line of the 
email.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ramona DeLorme, Wild Horse and Burro 
Administrative Assistant, at 775-861-6583. Persons who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact Ms. 
DeLorme during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a 
day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question for Ms. DeLorme. You 
will receive a reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board 
advises the Secretary of the Interior, the BLM Director, the Secretary 
of Agriculture, and the Chief of the Forest Service on matters 
pertaining to the management and protection of wild, free-roaming 
horses and burros on the Nation's public lands. The Wild Horse and 
Burro Advisory Board operates under the authority of 43 CFR 1784. The 
tentative agenda for the 2-day event is:

I. Advisory Board Public Meeting

Monday, April 14, 2014 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
8:30 a.m. Agenda Review
9:00 a.m. Approval of September 2013 Minutes
9:20 a.m. BLM Response to Advisory Board Recommendations
9:40 a.m. Wild Horse and Burro Program Update
11:45 a.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Wild Horse and Burro Program Update continued
3:00 p.m. Public Comment Period Begins
4:30 p.m. Public Comment Period Ends
5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

    8:00 a.m. Wild Horse and Burro Program Update continued
    Noon Lunch
    1:00 p.m. Working Group Reports
    2:15 p.m. Advisory Board Discussion and Recommendations to the BLM
    5:00 p.m. Adjourn

    The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. An 
individual with a disability needing an auxiliary aid or service to 
participate in the meeting, such as an interpreting service, assistive 
listening device, or materials in an alternate format, must notify Ms. 
DeLorme 2 weeks before the scheduled meeting date. Although the BLM 
will attempt to meet a request received after that date, the requested 
auxiliary aid or service may not be available because of insufficient 
time to arrange it.
    The Federal Advisory Committee Management Regulations at 41 CFR 
101-6.1015(b), requires the BLM to publish in the Federal Register 
notice of a public meeting 15 days prior to the meeting date.

II. Public Comment Procedures

    On Monday, April 14, 2014, at 3 p.m., members of the public will 
have the opportunity to make comments to the Board on the Wild Horse 
and Burro Program. Persons wishing to make comments during the Monday 
meeting should register in person with the BLM by 2 p.m. on April 14, 
2014, at the meeting location. Depending on the number of commenters, 
the Advisory Board may limit the length of comments. At previous 
meetings, comments have been limited to 3 minutes in length; however, 
this time may vary. Commenters should address the specific wild horse 
and burro-related topics listed on the agenda. Speakers are requested 
to submit a written copy of their statement to the address listed in 
the ``ADDRESSES'' section above or bring a written copy to the meeting. 
There may be a webcam present during the entire meeting and individual 
comments may be recorded.
    Participation in the Advisory Board meeting is not a prerequisite 
for submission of written comments. The BLM invites written comments 
from all interested parties. Your written comments should be specific 
and explain the reason for any recommendation. The BLM appreciates any 
and all comments. The BLM considers comments that are either supported 
by quantitative information or studies or those that include citations 
to and analysis of applicable laws and regulations to be the most 
useful and likely to influence the BLM's decisions on the management 
and protection of wild horses and burros.
    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: March 7, 2014.
Gregory Shoop,
Deputy Assistant Director, Resources and Planning.
[FR Doc. 2014-06186 Filed 3-20-14; 8:45 am]
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