Notice of Availability of the Buckingham Coal Company Federal Coal Lease Application Environmental Assessment and Public Hearing, Perry and Morgan Counties, OH, 26950-26951 [2015-11263]

Download as PDF 26950 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 90 / Monday, May 11, 2015 / Notices Date: April 30, 2015. Stephen Guertin Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2015–11251 Filed 5–8–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLES93000—L13200000–ELOOOO– 241AOO, OHES–57390] Notice of Availability of the Buckingham Coal Company Federal Coal Lease Application Environmental Assessment and Public Hearing, Perry and Morgan Counties, OH Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with Federal coal management regulations, the Buckingham Coal Company, Federal Coal Lease by Application (LBA) Environmental Assessment (EA) is available for public review and comment. A public hearing will be held to receive comments on the EA and associated Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), Fair Market Value (FMV), and Maximum Economic Recovery (MER) of the coal resources for Buckingham Coal Company LBA OHES–57390. DATES: The public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. on June 4, 2015. Written comments must be received within 30 days following the date of the public hearing. ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be held at the Trimble High School Cafeteria, One Tomcat Drive, Glouster, Ohio 45832. Written comments on the FMV and MER should be addressed to Michael W. Glasson, BLM Eastern States, Division of Lands and Minerals, Mail Stop 9242, 20 M Street SE., Suite 950, Washington, DC 20003. Comments on the EA and FONSI should be sent to Dean Gettinger, Field Office Manager, Northeastern States Field Office, 626 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53202–4617. Comments may also be emailed to mglasson@ blm.gov. Copies of the EA are available at the following office locations: BLM Eastern States Office, 20 M Street SE., Suite 950, Washington, DC 20003; and, BLM Northeastern States Field Office, 626 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53202–4617. Both documents may also be accessed on the BLM Eastern States’ Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/es/st/en/prog/ minerals/coal.html. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 May 08, 2015 Jkt 235001 Michael W. Glasson, Solid Minerals Program Lead, telephone: 202–912– 7723; or email: mglasson@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 Mr. Glasson during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question for Mr. Glasson. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. The Buckingham Coal Company filed an LBA with the BLM in December of 2011, to lease Federal coal in Perry and Morgan Counties, Ohio. The U.S. Forest Service (FS) completed an EA and FONSI on March 11, 2014 and issued its consent to lease on March 11, 2014. The BLM anticipates issuing a Decision Record after the public meeting announced by this Notice and after having considered any comments received on the EA, FMV, and MER. The lands included in the Buckingham Coal Company Federal Coal LBA OHES–57390 are located in Perry and Morgan Counties, Ohio, approximately 2–4 miles east of Corning, Ohio. The lands are described as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Parcel #1, Tract X32, Section 12, T. 12 N., R. 14 W., Ohio River Survey Meridian, Ohio. Containing 6.00 acres. Parcel #2 Tract X76, Section 24, T. 12 N., R. 14 W., Ohio River Survey Meridian, Ohio. Containing 10.00 acres. Parcel #3 Tract X41, Section 14, T. 12 N., R. 14 W., Ohio River Survey Meridian, Ohio. Containing 80.00 acres. Parcel #4 Tract X37, Section 13, T. 12 N., R. 14 W., Ohio River Survey Meridian, Ohio. Containing 109.25 acres. Parcel #5 Tract X38, Section 13 and Tract X53, Section 24, T. 12 N., R. 14 W., Ohio River Survey Meridian, Ohio. Containing 80.00 acres. Parcel #6 Tract X35, Section 18 and Tract X38, Section 19, T. 8 N., R. 13 W., Ohio River Survey Meridian, Ohio. Containing 60.94 acres (A subsurface ownership difference will be resolved on this parcel prior to lease issuance). Parcel #7 Tract X81, Section 24, T. 12 N., R. 14 W., Ohio River Survey Meridian, Ohio. Containing 86.25 acres. Containing 432.44 acres. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The company plans to mine the Federal coal as an extension from its existing underground mine if the lease is obtained. The proposed mine would recover coal from the Middle Kittanning seam at the base of the Pennsylvanian aged Lower Freeport Sandstone. As required under 43 CFR 3425.4, the public is invited to the hearing to give public oral and/or written comments on the EA, the FMV, and MER of the Federal tract. Written comments must be received within 30 days following the date of the public hearing. The meeting is being advertised in the Athens News, Athens Messenger and the Logan Daily area newspapers. The EA addresses the cultural, socioeconomic, environmental and cumulative impacts that would likely result from leasing these coal lands. Two alternatives are addressed in the EA: Alternative 1 (Proposed Action) The tract would be leased, as applied for. Alternative 2 (No Action) The application would be rejected or denied. The Federal coal would therefore be bypassed. Proprietary data marked as confidential may be submitted to the BLM in response to the solicitation of public comments. Data so marked shall be treated in accordance with the laws and the regulations governing the confidentiality of such information. A copy of the comments submitted by the public on FMV and MER, except those portions identified as proprietary by the author and meeting exemptions stated in the Freedom of Information Act, will be available for public inspection at the Eastern States Office, 20 M Street SE., Suite 950, Washington, DC 20003, 9th Floor, during regular business hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday. Written comments on the FMV and MER should address, but need not be limited to the following: 1. The quality and quantity of the coal resource; 2. The mining methods or methods which would achieve MER of the coal, including specifications of seams to be mined and the most desirable timing and rate of production; 3. Restrictions to mining that may affect coal recovery; 4. The price that the mined coal would bring when sold; 5. Costs, including mining and reclamation, of producing the coal and the time of production; 6. The percentage rate at which anticipated income streams should be discounted, either with inflation or in the absence of inflation, in which case the anticipated rate of inflation should be given; E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 90 / Monday, May 11, 2015 / Notices 7. Depreciation, depletion, amortization and other tax accounting factors; 8. The value of any surface estate where held privately; 9. Documented information on the terms and conditions of recent and similar coal land transactions in the lease sale area; and 10. Any comparable sales data of similar coal lands and coal quantities. 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; 43 CFR 3425.4. Dean Gettinger, Northeastern States Field Office. [FR Doc. 2015–11263 Filed 5–8–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GJ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLORW00000.L16100000.DP0000.LXSSH 0930000 15XL1109AF.HAG15–0133] San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee, Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Interior ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The MAC will meet on three separate dates in the next two months. The meetings on May 28 and June 5 are scheduled for 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m. at the San Juan Island Grange, 152 N 1st Street, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250. The meeting on June 9 is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m. at Brickworks, 150 Nichols St., Friday Harbor, Washington 98250. Thursday, May 28, 2015: Meeting discussions will include an update on outcomes of the scoping process in March 2015. The MAC will be guided through the planning process steps, with definitions of key steps, such as Issues Identification. The committee tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 May 08, 2015 Jkt 235001 will then review the variety of resource comments as well as the list of preliminary planning issues developed by the BLM interdisciplinary team. The committee will provide recommendations on any modifications to this list that they may have. The planning issues are the questions (e.g., how should the BLM manage recreation while protecting ecological, cultural, and historic values) that the BLM will explore answers to through the range of alternative management approaches developed for the draft plan. Friday, June 5, 2015: This meeting will focus on the ecological values within the National Monument for which the BLM will be developing alternative management approaches through the planning process. BLM resource leads for wildlife, botany, and invasive species will be present to share the breadth of considerations and opportunities that will be considered in the generation of alternatives. Tuesday, June 9, 2015: This meeting will focus on cultural and historic values within the National Monument for which the BLM will be developing alternative management approaches through the planning process. The BLM resource lead for cultural and heritage resources will be present to introduce the MAC to the requirements for considerations and analysis in the generation of alternatives. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ` Marcia deChadenedes, San Juan Islands National Monument Manager, P.O. Box 3, 37 Washburn Ave., Lopez Island, Washington 98261, (360) 468–3051, or mdechade@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, 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 twelve member San Juan Islands MAC was chartered to provide information and advice regarding the development of the San Juan Islands National Monument’s RMP. Members represent an array of stakeholder interests in the land and resources from within the local area and statewide. All advisory committee meetings are open to the public. At each meeting, at 3:45 p.m., members of the public will have the opportunity to make comments to the MAC during a one-hour public comment period. Persons wishing to make comments during the public comment period should register in PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26951 person with the BLM by 3 p.m. on that meeting day, at the meeting location. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment, the length of comments may be limited. The public may send written comments to the MAC at San Juan Islands National Monument, Attn. MAC, P.O. Box 3, 37 Washburn Ave., Lopez Island, Washington 98261. The BLM appreciates all comments. Jeffery A. Rose, Spokane District Manager. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 90 (Monday, May 11, 2015)]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-11263]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLES93000--L13200000-ELOOOO-241AOO, OHES-57390]


Notice of Availability of the Buckingham Coal Company Federal 
Coal Lease Application Environmental Assessment and Public Hearing, 
Perry and Morgan Counties, OH

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with Federal coal management regulations, the 
Buckingham Coal Company, Federal Coal Lease by Application (LBA) 
Environmental Assessment (EA) is available for public review and 
comment. A public hearing will be held to receive comments on the EA 
and associated Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), Fair Market 
Value (FMV), and Maximum Economic Recovery (MER) of the coal resources 
for Buckingham Coal Company LBA OHES-57390.

DATES: The public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. on June 4, 2015. 
Written comments must be received within 30 days following the date of 
the public hearing.

ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be held at the Trimble High School 
Cafeteria, One Tomcat Drive, Glouster, Ohio 45832. Written comments on 
the FMV and MER should be addressed to Michael W. Glasson, BLM Eastern 
States, Division of Lands and Minerals, Mail Stop 9242, 20 M Street 
SE., Suite 950, Washington, DC 20003. Comments on the EA and FONSI 
should be sent to Dean Gettinger, Field Office Manager, Northeastern 
States Field Office, 626 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 
53202-4617. Comments may also be emailed to mglasson@blm.gov. Copies of 
the EA are available at the following office locations: BLM Eastern 
States Office, 20 M Street SE., Suite 950, Washington, DC 20003; and, 
BLM Northeastern States Field Office, 626 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 
200, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4617. Both documents may also be accessed on 
the BLM Eastern States' Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/es/st/en/prog/minerals/coal.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael W. Glasson, Solid Minerals 
Program Lead, telephone: 202-912-7723; or email: mglasson@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 Mr. Glasson during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question for Mr. 
Glasson. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Buckingham Coal Company filed an LBA 
with the BLM in December of 2011, to lease Federal coal in Perry and 
Morgan Counties, Ohio. The U.S. Forest Service (FS) completed an EA and 
FONSI on March 11, 2014 and issued its consent to lease on March 11, 
2014. The BLM anticipates issuing a Decision Record after the public 
meeting announced by this Notice and after having considered any 
comments received on the EA, FMV, and MER.
    The lands included in the Buckingham Coal Company Federal Coal LBA 
OHES-57390 are located in Perry and Morgan Counties, Ohio, 
approximately 2-4 miles east of Corning, Ohio. The lands are described 
as follows:

Parcel #1, Tract X32,
    Section 12, T. 12 N., R. 14 W., Ohio River Survey Meridian, 
Ohio.

    Containing 6.00 acres.

Parcel #2 Tract X76,
    Section 24, T. 12 N., R. 14 W., Ohio River Survey Meridian, 
Ohio.

    Containing 10.00 acres.

Parcel #3 Tract X41,
    Section 14, T. 12 N., R. 14 W., Ohio River Survey Meridian, 
Ohio.

    Containing 80.00 acres.

Parcel #4 Tract X37,
    Section 13, T. 12 N., R. 14 W., Ohio River Survey Meridian, 
Ohio.

    Containing 109.25 acres.

Parcel #5 Tract X38,
    Section 13 and Tract X53, Section 24, T. 12 N., R. 14 W., Ohio 
River Survey Meridian, Ohio.

    Containing 80.00 acres.

Parcel #6 Tract X35,
    Section 18 and Tract X38, Section 19, T. 8 N., R. 13 W., Ohio 
River Survey Meridian, Ohio.

    Containing 60.94 acres (A subsurface ownership difference will 
be resolved on this parcel prior to lease issuance).

Parcel #7 Tract X81,
    Section 24, T. 12 N., R. 14 W., Ohio River Survey Meridian, 
Ohio.

    Containing 86.25 acres.

    Containing 432.44 acres.

    The company plans to mine the Federal coal as an extension from its 
existing underground mine if the lease is obtained. The proposed mine 
would recover coal from the Middle Kittanning seam at the base of the 
Pennsylvanian aged Lower Freeport Sandstone. As required under 43 CFR 
3425.4, the public is invited to the hearing to give public oral and/or 
written comments on the EA, the FMV, and MER of the Federal tract. 
Written comments must be received within 30 days following the date of 
the public hearing. The meeting is being advertised in the Athens News, 
Athens Messenger and the Logan Daily area newspapers.
    The EA addresses the cultural, socioeconomic, environmental and 
cumulative impacts that would likely result from leasing these coal 
lands. Two alternatives are addressed in the EA:
    Alternative 1 (Proposed Action) The tract would be leased, as 
applied for.
    Alternative 2 (No Action) The application would be rejected or 
denied. The Federal coal would therefore be bypassed.
    Proprietary data marked as confidential may be submitted to the BLM 
in response to the solicitation of public comments. Data so marked 
shall be treated in accordance with the laws and the regulations 
governing the confidentiality of such information. A copy of the 
comments submitted by the public on FMV and MER, except those portions 
identified as proprietary by the author and meeting exemptions stated 
in the Freedom of Information Act, will be available for public 
inspection at the Eastern States Office, 20 M Street SE., Suite 950, 
Washington, DC 20003, 9th Floor, during regular business hours (9 a.m. 
to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday. Written comments on the FMV and MER 
should address, but need not be limited to the following:
    1. The quality and quantity of the coal resource;
    2. The mining methods or methods which would achieve MER of the 
coal, including specifications of seams to be mined and the most 
desirable timing and rate of production;
    3. Restrictions to mining that may affect coal recovery;
    4. The price that the mined coal would bring when sold;
    5. Costs, including mining and reclamation, of producing the coal 
and the time of production;
    6. The percentage rate at which anticipated income streams should 
be discounted, either with inflation or in the absence of inflation, in 
which case the anticipated rate of inflation should be given;

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    7. Depreciation, depletion, amortization and other tax accounting 
factors;
    8. The value of any surface estate where held privately;
    9. Documented information on the terms and conditions of recent and 
similar coal land transactions in the lease sale area; and
    10. Any comparable sales data of similar coal lands and coal 
quantities.
    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; 43 CFR 3425.4.

Dean Gettinger,
Northeastern States Field Office.
[FR Doc. 2015-11263 Filed 5-8-15; 8:45 am]
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