Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Coeur Rochester Mine Plan of Operations Amendment 10, Pershing County, NV, 36554-36555 [2014-15163]

Download as PDF 36554 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 124 / Friday, June 27, 2014 / Notices To ensure consideration, we must receive your written comments by October 10, 2014. We will hold public meetings during the public comment period. In addition, we will use special mailings, newspaper articles, Web site postings, and other media announcements to inform people of opportunities for input, including details on when and where public meetings will occur. ADDRESSES: Send your comments or requests for more information by any one of the following methods: • Email: northeastplanning@fws.gov. Include ‘‘Monomoy NWR Draft CCP/ EIS’’ in the subject line of the message. • Fax: Attention: Libby Herland, Project Leader, 978–443–2898. • U.S. Mail: Attention: Libby Herland, Project Leader, Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 73 Weir Hill Road, Sudbury, MA 01776. • In-Person Drop Off: You may drop off comments during regular business hours at the above address. You will find the draft CCP/EIS, an Executive Summary, as well as information about the planning process, on the refuge’s Web site: http:// www.fws.gov/refuge/monomoy/what_ we_do/conservation.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Libby Herland, 978–443–4661, x 11. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Introduction On April 10, 2014, we published a Federal Register notice (79 FR 19920) announcing the availability of the draft CCP/EIS for Monomoy NWR for public review and comment in accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (40 CFR 1506.6(b)) requirements. We originally opened the comment period from April 10, 2014, to June 9, 2014. We are extending the public comment period until October 10, 2014, in response to requests we have received from town of Chatham officials and local residents. For more information on the draft CCP/EIS and the planning process we followed, please see the April 2014 notice. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Public Involvement We will give the public an opportunity to provide input at public meetings. You can obtain the schedule from the addresses or Web site listed in this notice (see ADDRESSES). You may also submit written comments anytime during the public comment period. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Jun 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 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: June 10, 2014. Deborah Rocque, Acting Regional Director, Northeast Region. [FR Doc. 2014–15129 Filed 6–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVW0000.L5110000.GN0000. LVEMF1402860.14X; MO# 4500065213] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Coeur Rochester Mine Plan of Operations Amendment 10, Pershing County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Humboldt River Field Office, Winnemucca, Nevada, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. SUMMARY: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the EIS. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until July 28, 2014 The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media, newspapers and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/ wfo.html. In order to be included in the Draft EIS, all comments must be received prior to the close of the 30-day scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. We will provide additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of the Draft EIS. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Coeur Rochester Mine Plan of Operations Amendment 10 by any of the following methods: DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Web site: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/ en/fo/wfo.html. • Email: wfoweb@blm.gov. Include Coeur Rochester Mine EIS Comments in the subject line. • Fax: (775) 623–1503. • Mail: BLM Winnemucca District, Humboldt River Field Office 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, NV 89445. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Humboldt River Field Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Rehberg, Project Lead, telephone 775–623–1500; address BLM Winnemucca District, Humboldt River Field Office, 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, NV 89445; email krehberg@blm.gov. Contact Ms. Rehberg to have your name added to our mailing list. 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, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The applicant, Coeur Rochester, Inc., has requested an expansion of their operations at the existing Coeur Rochester Mine, which is located approximately 18 miles northeast of Lovelock, Nevada, in the Humboldt Range, Pershing County. The mine is currently authorized up to a disturbance of 1,930 acres (approximately 189 acres of private land and 1,741 acres of public land), which was permitted under a series of Environmental Assessments (EA N26–86–002P, February 1986; EA NV–020–99–12, February 1999; NV– 020–01–06, December 2000; EA NV– 020–01–06, February 2002; EA NV–020– 03–13, August 2003; DOI–BLM–NV– W010–2010–0010–EA, October 2010). Proposed changes to their operations presented under this Plan of Operations modification would encompass 531 acres, of which 157 acres are already disturbed. A total of 348 acres of new disturbance is proposed on public land, as well as 26 acres on private land. All proposed disturbance would be within the existing approved Plan boundary and includes the following: an approximately 67-acre expansion to the existing Stage IV Heap Leach Pad (HLP); an increase of the allowable maximum Stage IV HLP stacking height from 330 feet to 400 feet; construction of a 124acre Stage V HLP with associated ponds and tank; relocation of a portion of the American Canyon public access road E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 124 (Friday, June 27, 2014)]
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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

[LLNVW0000.L5110000.GN0000.LVEMF1402860.14X; MO 4500065213]


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Proposed Coeur Rochester Mine Plan of Operations Amendment 10, 
Pershing County, NV

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Humboldt River 
Field Office, Winnemucca, Nevada, intends to prepare an Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIS) and by this notice is announcing the beginning 
of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.

DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the EIS. 
Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until July 28, 2014 The 
date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at 
least 15 days in advance through local media, newspapers and the BLM 
Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/wfo.html. In order to be 
included in the Draft EIS, all comments must be received prior to the 
close of the 30-day scoping period or 15 days after the last public 
meeting, whichever is later. We will provide additional opportunities 
for public participation upon publication of the Draft EIS.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Coeur Rochester Mine 
Plan of Operations Amendment 10 by any of the following methods:
     Web site: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/wfo.html.
     Email: wfoweb@blm.gov. Include Coeur Rochester Mine EIS 
Comments in the subject line.
     Fax: (775) 623-1503.
     Mail: BLM Winnemucca District, Humboldt River Field Office 
5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, NV 89445.
    Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the 
Humboldt River Field Office.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Rehberg, Project Lead, 
telephone 775-623-1500; address BLM Winnemucca District, Humboldt River 
Field Office, 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, NV 89445; email 
krehberg@blm.gov. Contact Ms. Rehberg to have your name added to our 
mailing list. 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, 7 days a week, to leave a message 
or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during 
normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The applicant, Coeur Rochester, Inc., has 
requested an expansion of their operations at the existing Coeur 
Rochester Mine, which is located approximately 18 miles northeast of 
Lovelock, Nevada, in the Humboldt Range, Pershing County. The mine is 
currently authorized up to a disturbance of 1,930 acres (approximately 
189 acres of private land and 1,741 acres of public land), which was 
permitted under a series of Environmental Assessments (EA N26-86-002P, 
February 1986; EA NV-020-99-12, February 1999; NV-020-01-06, December 
2000; EA NV-020-01-06, February 2002; EA NV-020-03-13, August 2003; 
DOI-BLM-NV-W010-2010-0010-EA, October 2010). Proposed changes to their 
operations presented under this Plan of Operations modification would 
encompass 531 acres, of which 157 acres are already disturbed. A total 
of 348 acres of new disturbance is proposed on public land, as well as 
26 acres on private land. All proposed disturbance would be within the 
existing approved Plan boundary and includes the following: an 
approximately 67-acre expansion to the existing Stage IV Heap Leach Pad 
(HLP); an increase of the allowable maximum Stage IV HLP stacking 
height from 330 feet to 400 feet; construction of a 124-acre Stage V 
HLP with associated ponds and tank; relocation of a portion of the 
American Canyon public access road

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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 long-term 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.
    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]
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