Notice of Public Meeting; Powder River Regional Coal Team Activities, 78248-78249 [2015-31596]

Download as PDF 78248 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 241 / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 / Notices tkelley on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES 00104.0–0015.00 within Section 06, Township 27 South, Range 37 East, Brevard County, Florida. The project includes construction of a commercial development and the associated infrastructure, and landscaping. The applicant proposes to mitigate for the take of the Florida scrub-jay through the preservation of approximately 1.49 acres of high-quality Florida scrub-jay habitat within the Grissom Parkway Site of the Brevard Coastal Scrub Ecosystem. The applicant also will preserve and donate one currently unencumbered parcel (Brevard County tax parcel number 24– 35–01–25–00001.0–0016.00) to the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program so that this parcel can be managed and maintained as suitable Florida scrub-jay habitat in perpetuity. The applicant will also provide the EEL Program with a $1,200/acre (totaling $ 1,788) management endowment to ensure the continued success of monitoring and maintaining these lands as suitable Florida scrub-jay habitat. Vulcan Materials Company Vulcan Materials Company proposes incremental mining of sand reserves throughout the 1,183.62-acre permitted mining limits of the approximately 6,815.79-acre project area over the life of the mine, and seeks a 20-year permit for take of occupied sand skink, eastern indigo snake, and gopher tortoise, foraging and sheltering habitat. The 6,815.79-acre project is located on Sections 12–13, Township 9 south, Range 23 east, Sections 7, 17–21, 28–33, Township 9 south, Range 24 east, and Sections 5–6, Township 10 south, Range 24 east, Putnam County, Florida. The extent of direct impacts in future phases is currently undetermined; however, based on the current USFWS guidelines, approximately 343.73 acres of the site appear to be suitable for the sand skink, the eastern indigo snake, and the gopher tortoise. Currently there will be take of 0.26 acre of occupied sand skink foraging and sheltering habitat on Phase IA which will be mitigated by the purchase of .52 mitigation credits within the Tiger Creek Conservation Bank. In advance of the progression of the mining operations into future phases, quantitative surveys will be conducted for the skinks, eastern indigo snakes, and gopher tortoises to determine the occupancy and extent of occupancy within suitable areas. The completion of these surveys will be subject to the Service’s approved survey guidelines at the time the surveys are conducted. The applicant proposes to mitigate for impacts to occupied skink and eastern indigo snake habitat within VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Dec 15, 2015 Jkt 238001 future phases at a ratio of 2:1 by purchasing 2 mitigation bank credits at the Tiger Creek Conservation Bank per every 1 acre of impact. The applicant proposes to mitigate for impacts to occupied gopher tortoise habitat within Phase IA, as well as in future phases, by relocating gopher tortoises and any recovered eggs to a recipient site approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Our Preliminary Determination We have determined that the applicants’ proposals, including the proposed mitigation and minimization measures, would have minor or negligible effects on the species covered in their HCPs. Therefore, we determined that the ITPs for each of the applicants are ‘‘low-effect’’ projects and qualify for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as provided by the Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 2 Appendix 1 and 516 DM 6 Appendix 1). A low-effect HCP is one involving (1) Minor or negligible effects on federally listed or candidate species and their habitats, and (2) minor or negligible effects on other environmental values or resources. Next Steps We will evaluate the HCPs and comments we receive to determine whether the ITP applications meet the requirements of section 10(a) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). If we determine that the applications meet these requirements, we will issue ITP numbers TE82957B–0, and TE82956B– 0. We will also evaluate whether issuance of the section 10(a)(1)(B) ITPs complies with section 7 of the Act by conducting an intra-Service section 7 consultation. We will use the results of this consultation, in combination with the above findings, in our final analysis to determine whether or not to issue the ITPs. If the requirements are met, we will issue the permits to the applicants. Public Comments If you wish to comment on the permit applications, HCPs, and associated documents, you may submit comments by any one of the methods in ADDRESSES. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority We provide this notice under Section 10 of the Act and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Dated: December 10, 2015. Jay B. Herrington, Field Supervisor, Jacksonville Field Office, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 2015–31590 Filed 12–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWY922000–L13200000–EL0000] Notice of Public Meeting; Powder River Regional Coal Team Activities Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Powder River Basin Regional Coal Team will meet as indicated below to review coal management activities in the Powder River Coal Production Region (PRCPR). DATES: The meeting begins at 9 a.m., Wednesday, January 27, 2016. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Hearing Room, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wendi Stephens, Coal Coordinator, BLM Wyoming State Office, Division of Minerals and Lands, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009, telephone 307–775–6206; or Greg Fesko, Coal Coordinator, BLM Montana State Office, Division of Resources, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101, telephone 406–896–5080. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf 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 purpose of the meeting is to discuss progress in processing pending coal lease by applications (LBAs), to vote on processing the West Antelope III Tract LBA in the PRCPR and the Decker South Extension Tract LBA in the PRCPR, and to discuss other Federal coal-related SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 241 / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 / Notices actions in the region. The West Antelope III LBA Tract is adjacent to the Antelope Mine located in Campbell and Converse counties, Wyoming, and lies within T 41 N, R 71 W, sections 8, 9, 10, 17, 19, 20, 29, and 30. This LBA covers approximately 3,508.31 acres and contains an estimated 441 million tons of federal coal. The Decker South Extension LBA Tract is adjacent to the West Decker Mine located in Big Horn County, Montana, and lies within T 9 S, R 39 E, sections 13, 14, 23, 24, and 25 and within T 9 S, R 40 E, sections 19, 20, and 30. This LBA covers approximately 2,389.95 acres and contains an estimated 203 million tons of federal coal. Other agenda topics include, but are not limited to: coal activity; a coal inventory presentation; an update on BLM land use planning efforts; and a discussion updating the data adequacy standards for the PRCPR. The RCT may also consider other coalrelated issues that may arise prior to the meeting and generate recommendations on any of those topics. A public comment period will take place after all other agenda items are concluded, serving as a forum for public discussion on Federal coal management issues of concern in the PRCPR. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. If there are no members of the public interested in speaking, the meeting will be adjourned. The public may submit written comments to the RCT by mailing the State Director (922), BLM Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009. Written comments must be received by January 13, 2016. Comments should be submitted by December 31, 2015. DATES: Comments may be sent via U.S. 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. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The properties listed in this notice are being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. Nominations for their consideration were received by the National Park Service before November 14, 2015. 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. 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. Douglas County Beal, George Malcom, House, (Lawrence, Kansas MPS) 1624 Indiana St., Lawrence, 15000937 Republic County Woodland Place Stock Farm, (AgricultureRelated Resources of Kansas MPS) 180 Hickory Rd., Courtland, 15000938 Shawnee County Ritchie, John and Mary, House, 1116 SE. Madison St., Topeka, 15000939 Senate and Curtis Court Apartments Historic District, 900–914 SW. Tyler St., Topeka, 15000940 MARYLAND St. Mary’s County De La Brooke Tobacco Barn, (Tobacco Barns of Southern Maryland MPS) De La Brooke Rd., Oraville, 15000941 MASSACHUSETTS Suffolk County Fox, I.J., Building, 407 Washington St., Boston, 15000942 MICHIGAN Allegan County Saugatuck Pump House, 735 Park St., Saugatuck, 15000943 Alpena County IOOF Centennial Building, 150 E. Chisholm St., Alpena, 15000944 Antrim County Elk Rapids First Methodist Episcopal Church, 301 Traverse St., Elk Rapids, 15000945 BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Marquette County Cook County Davis Theater, 4616–4630 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, 15000930 Braastad—Gossard Building, 308 Cleveland Ave., Ishpeming, 15000946 Detroit News Complex, 615 & 801 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, 15000947 La Salle County Hauge Lutheran Church, 3656 E. 2631st Rd., Sheridan, 15000932 [FR Doc. 2015–31596 Filed 12–15–15; 8:45 am] ILLINOIS Jackson County Jackson County Courthouse, 1001 Walnut St., Murphysboro, 15000931 Dated: December 10, 2015. Mary Jo Rugwell, State Director (acting). Otero County Union County Thompson Brothers Rock Art, Address Restricted, Makanda, 15000933 National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRNHL–19804; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000] Wayne County NEW MEXICO Bridge A 249—Cloudcraft, New Mexico, 65 E. Little Mexican Ave., Cloudcraft, 15000948 A request for removal has been received for the following resources: KANSAS AGENCY: Winnebago County East Rockford Historic District (Boundary Increase), Roughly bounded by Madison, Market, 2nd & State Sts., Rockford, 15000935 Turner School, 1410 Broadway, Rockford, 15000934 ACTION: KANSAS Highland Water Tower, (Highland, Doniphan County, Kansas MPS) Jct. N. Genesee and W. Illinois Sts., Highland, 07000249 National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions tkelley on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES actions in the National Register of Historic Places. 78249 National Park Service, Interior. Notice. The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before November 14, 2015, for listing or related SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Dec 15, 2015 Jkt 238001 Cowley County East Badger Creek Culvert, (Masonry Arch Bridges of Kansas TR) 182nd Rd. approx. .3 mi. E. of 131st Rd., Winfield, 15000936 PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Cowley County Yount, George W., Barn, 1 mi. E of US 77, approximately 2.5 mi. N of Winfield, Winfield, 97000436 Doniphan County Authority: 60.13 of 36 CFR Part 60. E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 241 (Wednesday, December 16, 2015)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-31596]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLWY922000-L13200000-EL0000]


Notice of Public Meeting; Powder River Regional Coal Team 
Activities

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Powder River Basin Regional Coal Team will meet as 
indicated below to review coal management activities in the Powder 
River Coal Production Region (PRCPR).

DATES: The meeting begins at 9 a.m., Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Wyoming Oil and Gas 
Conservation Commission Hearing Room, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, 
Wyoming.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wendi Stephens, Coal Coordinator, BLM 
Wyoming State Office, Division of Minerals and Lands, 5353 Yellowstone 
Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009, telephone 307-775-6206; or Greg Fesko, 
Coal Coordinator, BLM Montana State Office, Division of Resources, 5001 
Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101, telephone 406-896-5080. 
Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf 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 purpose of the meeting is to discuss 
progress in processing pending coal lease by applications (LBAs), to 
vote on processing the West Antelope III Tract LBA in the PRCPR and the 
Decker South Extension Tract LBA in the PRCPR, and to discuss other 
Federal coal-related

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actions in the region. The West Antelope III LBA Tract is adjacent to 
the Antelope Mine located in Campbell and Converse counties, Wyoming, 
and lies within T 41 N, R 71 W, sections 8, 9, 10, 17, 19, 20, 29, and 
30. This LBA covers approximately 3,508.31 acres and contains an 
estimated 441 million tons of federal coal. The Decker South Extension 
LBA Tract is adjacent to the West Decker Mine located in Big Horn 
County, Montana, and lies within T 9 S, R 39 E, sections 13, 14, 23, 
24, and 25 and within T 9 S, R 40 E, sections 19, 20, and 30. This LBA 
covers approximately 2,389.95 acres and contains an estimated 203 
million tons of federal coal. Other agenda topics include, but are not 
limited to: coal activity; a coal inventory presentation; an update on 
BLM land use planning efforts; and a discussion updating the data 
adequacy standards for the PRCPR. The RCT may also consider other coal-
related issues that may arise prior to the meeting and generate 
recommendations on any of those topics.
    A public comment period will take place after all other agenda 
items are concluded, serving as a forum for public discussion on 
Federal coal management issues of concern in the PRCPR. Depending on 
the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time 
for individual oral comments may be limited. If there are no members of 
the public interested in speaking, the meeting will be adjourned. The 
public may submit written comments to the RCT by mailing the State 
Director (922), BLM Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, 
Cheyenne, WY 82009. Written comments must be received by January 13, 
2016.

    Dated: December 10, 2015.
Mary Jo Rugwell,
State Director (acting).
[FR Doc. 2015-31596 Filed 12-15-15; 8:45 am]
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