Notice of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee Meeting, 36555-36556 [2014-15044]

Download as PDF wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 124 / Friday, June 27, 2014 / Notices and establishment of an associated Right-of-Way (ROW); relocation of a portion of the paved Rochester main access road ROW; realignment of the Stage IV haul road and construction of secondary access roads; relocation of existing power lines consistent with the proposed ROW realignments and HLP construction; relocation of the electrical building, core shed, and production well PW–2a; excavation of new borrow areas and construction of one new growth medium stockpile; installation of the Stage IV HLP conveyor system, associated load out points, ore stockpiles, maintenance road, and utility corridor, including process solutions and fresh water supply pipelines; and changes to closure activities for existing facilities including altering the open pit safety berm sizes; HLP interim fluid management plans; HLP cover designs; the installation of evaporation cells (E-Cells); and longterm draindown management. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and guide the process for developing the EIS. At present, the BLM has identified the following preliminary issues: (a) The potential to create acid rock drainage or heavy metals from mining activities, and ensuring that there is no degradation of waters of the state or undue or unnecessary degradation of public lands; (b) Potential impacts to wildlife habitat; and (c) Potential impacts to cultural sites. The BLM will analyze a combination of proposed environmental measures and possible mitigation to eliminate or minimize any impacts associated with the proposed action. This could include the potential of identifying opportunities to apply mitigation hierarchy strategies for on-site, regional, and compensatory mitigation appropriate to the size of the proposal and management actions to achieve resource objectives. The BLM will use NEPA public participation requirements to assist the agency in satisfying the public involvement requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (16 U.S.C. 470(f)) pursuant to 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). The information about historic and cultural resources within the area potentially affected by the proposed Coeur Rochester Mine Plan of Operations Amendment 10 will assist the BLM in identifying and evaluating impacts to such resources in the context of both NEPA and Section 106 of the NHPA. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Jun 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 The BLM will consult with Indian tribes on a government-to-government basis in accordance with Executive Order 13175 and other policies. Tribal concerns, including impacts on Indian trust assets and potential impacts to cultural resources, will be given due consideration. Federal, State, and local agencies, along with tribes and stakeholders that may be interested in or affected by the proposed Coeur Rochester Mine Plan of Operations Amendment 10 that the BLM is evaluating, are invited to participate in the scoping process and, if eligible, may request or be requested by the BLM to participate in the development of the environmental analysis as a cooperating agency. 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 1501.7. Victor W. Lozano, Field Manager, Humboldt River Field Office. [FR Doc. 2014–15163 Filed 6–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [14X 1109AF LLUT980300– L11500000.PH0000–24–1A] Utah Resource Advisory Council/ Recreation Resource Advisory Council Meeting/Conference Call Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting/conference call. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC)/Recreation Resource Advisory Council (RecRAC) will host a meeting/conference call. DATES: The BLM-Utah RAC/RecRAC will host a meeting/conference call on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, from 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Mountain Daylight Time. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36555 Those attending in person must meet at the Home2 Suites, Summit Conference Room, 3051 W. Club House Drive, Lehi, Utah 84043. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you wish to listen to the teleconference, orally present material during the teleconference, or submit written material for the RAC/RecRAC to consider during the teleconference, please notify Sherry Foot, Special Programs Coordinator, Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101; phone (801) 539– 4195; or, sfoot@blm.gov no later than Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda topics will consist of introduction of new members; an overview of BLMUtah issues; planning updates for the Greater sage- grouse, City Cedar and St. George; discussion on the Special Recreation Permit Application Fee Proposal; and an overview on BLM-Utah Wild Horse and Burro program. The RecRAC will listen to three fee presentations from the Uinta-WasatchCache National Forest on 11 new cabin rentals, Mirror Lake Scenic Byway Recreation Area, and the American Fork Canyon/Alpine Loop Recreation Area. A half-hour public comment period will take place from 3:00–3:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public; however, transportation, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the participating individuals. The conference call will be recorded for purposes of minute-taking. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours. ADDRESSES: Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–1. Juan Palma, State Director. [FR Doc. 2014–15045 Filed 6–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [14X 1109AF LLUT030000–L17110000– PH0000–24–1A] Notice of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee Meeting AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 36556 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 124 / Friday, June 27, 2014 / Notices Notice. In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee (GSENMAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The GSENMAC will meet Tuesday, July 29, 2014, (1 p.m.–6:00 p.m.) and Wednesday, July 30, 2014, (8 a.m.–12 p.m.) in Kanab, Utah. ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet in the Cottonwood Room at the Bureau of Land Management Complex, 669 South Highway 89A, Kanab, Utah. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Crutchfield, Public Affairs Officer, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Bureau of Land Management, 669 South Highway 89A, Kanab, Utah 84741; phone (435) 644– 1209. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member GSENMAC was appointed by the Secretary of the Interior on August 2, 2011, pursuant to the Monument Management Plan (MMP), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA). As specified in the MMP, the GSENMAC will have several primary tasks: (1) Review evaluation reports produced by the Management Science Team and make recommendations on protocols and projects to meet overall objectives; (2) Review appropriate research proposals and make recommendations on project necessity and validity; (3) Make recommendations regarding allocation of research funds through review of research and project proposals as well as needs identified through the evaluation process above; and, (4) Could be consulted on issues such as protocols for specific projects. One of the topics to be discussed by the GSENMAC during this meeting will be the ongoing Livestock Grazing Management Plan Amendment and Associated Environmental Impact Statement (LGMPA/AEIS). The BLM is preparing this Plan Amendment because the existing land use plans that provide land-use level decisions for livestock grazing were completed in 1981 and are wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Jun 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 outdated. The MMP that became effective in February 2000 did not address most of the prior livestock grazing decisions. This Plan Amendment will allow the integration of livestock and rangeland management with the other resources in the MMP. The planning area consists of about 2.1 million acres of land which includes lands in the GSENM and nonmonument lands administered by GSENM. The GSENM administers livestock grazing on lands managed by the National Park Service within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, as well as, lands within BLM’s Kanab and Arizona Strip Field Offices through intra-agency agreements. Additional topics include the formation of a LGMPA/AEIS subcommittee; GSENM division reports; and future meeting dates and other matters as may reasonably come before the GSENMAC. The entire meeting is open to the public. Members of the public are welcome to address the Committee at 5:00 p.m., local time, on July 29, 2014, and at 12:00 p.m., local time, on July 30, 2014. Depending on the number of persons wishing to speak, a time limit could be established. Interested persons may make oral statements to the GSENMAC during this time or written statements may be submitted for the GSENMAC’s consideration. Written statements can be sent to: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Attn: Larry Crutchfield, 669 South Highway 89A, Kanab, Utah 84741. Information to be distributed to the GSENMAC is requested 10 days prior to the start of the GSENMAC meeting. All meetings are open to the public; however, transportation, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the participating public. Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–1. Juan Palma, State Director. [FR Doc. 2014–15044 Filed 6–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR06230000, 14XR0680A1, RN076949980000501] Notice of Availability of the Northwest Area Water Supply Project Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement; Burke, Bottineau, Divide, McHenry, McLean, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville, Ward, and Williams Counties, North Dakota Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation has completed the Northwest Area Water Supply Project Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS). It is now available for public review and comment. The Draft SEIS describes the potential environmental effects of the No Action Alternative and four action alternatives to complete the Project, which would provide a reliable high quality water supply to local communities and rural water systems in northwestern North Dakota, including the City of Minot. Cooperating agencies assisting in the preparation of the Draft SEIS include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, North Dakota State Water Commission, City of Minot, and Garrison Diversion Conservancy District. SUMMARY: Send written comments on the Draft SEIS on or before August 11, 2014. One public hearing will be held on the following date: • Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Minot, North Dakota. ADDRESSES: Send written comments or requests for copies to Ms. Alicia Waters, Project Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 1017, Bismarck, ND 58502, or via email to awaters@usbr.gov. The Draft SEIS is also accessible from the following Web site: http:// www.usbr.gov/gp/dkao/naws/. The hearing location is: • Comfort Inn, 1515 22nd Ave. SW., Minot, ND 58701. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Alicia Waters, Project Manager, 701.221.1206; or by email at awaters@ usbr.gov. DATES: The Draft SEIS documents the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative physical, biological, and socioeconomic environment effects that may result from the completion of a municipal, rural, and industrial water system in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 124 (Friday, June 27, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36555-36556]
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

[14X 1109AF LLUT030000-L17110000-PH0000-24-1A]


Notice of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory 
Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

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ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
(FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Grand 
Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee (GSENMAC) will 
meet as indicated below.

DATES: The GSENMAC will meet Tuesday, July 29, 2014, (1 p.m.-6:00 p.m.) 
and Wednesday, July 30, 2014, (8 a.m.-12 p.m.) in Kanab, Utah.

ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet in the Cottonwood Room at the Bureau 
of Land Management Complex, 669 South Highway 89A, Kanab, Utah.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Crutchfield, Public Affairs 
Officer, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Bureau of Land 
Management, 669 South Highway 89A, Kanab, Utah 84741; phone (435) 644-
1209. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 
to leave a message or question for the above individual. The FIRS is 
available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided 
during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15-member GSENMAC was appointed by the 
Secretary of the Interior on August 2, 2011, pursuant to the Monument 
Management Plan (MMP), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 
1976 (FLPMA), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA). As 
specified in the MMP, the GSENMAC will have several primary tasks: (1) 
Review evaluation reports produced by the Management Science Team and 
make recommendations on protocols and projects to meet overall 
objectives; (2) Review appropriate research proposals and make 
recommendations on project necessity and validity; (3) Make 
recommendations regarding allocation of research funds through review 
of research and project proposals as well as needs identified through 
the evaluation process above; and, (4) Could be consulted on issues 
such as protocols for specific projects.
    One of the topics to be discussed by the GSENMAC during this 
meeting will be the ongoing Livestock Grazing Management Plan Amendment 
and Associated Environmental Impact Statement (LGMPA/AEIS). The BLM is 
preparing this Plan Amendment because the existing land use plans that 
provide land-use level decisions for livestock grazing were completed 
in 1981 and are outdated. The MMP that became effective in February 
2000 did not address most of the prior livestock grazing decisions. 
This Plan Amendment will allow the integration of livestock and 
rangeland management with the other resources in the MMP.
    The planning area consists of about 2.1 million acres of land which 
includes lands in the GSENM and non-monument lands administered by 
GSENM. The GSENM administers livestock grazing on lands managed by the 
National Park Service within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, as 
well as, lands within BLM's Kanab and Arizona Strip Field Offices 
through intra-agency agreements. Additional topics include the 
formation of a LGMPA/AEIS subcommittee; GSENM division reports; and 
future meeting dates and other matters as may reasonably come before 
the GSENMAC.
    The entire meeting is open to the public. Members of the public are 
welcome to address the Committee at 5:00 p.m., local time, on July 29, 
2014, and at 12:00 p.m., local time, on July 30, 2014. Depending on the 
number of persons wishing to speak, a time limit could be established. 
Interested persons may make oral statements to the GSENMAC during this 
time or written statements may be submitted for the GSENMAC's 
consideration. Written statements can be sent to: Grand Staircase-
Escalante National Monument, Attn: Larry Crutchfield, 669 South Highway 
89A, Kanab, Utah 84741. Information to be distributed to the GSENMAC is 
requested 10 days prior to the start of the GSENMAC meeting.
    All meetings are open to the public; however, transportation, 
lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the participating public.

    Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4-1.

Juan Palma,
State Director.
[FR Doc. 2014-15044 Filed 6-26-14; 8:45 am]
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