Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Crescent Point Energy Utah Federal-Tribal Well Development Project, Duchesne and Uintah Counties, Utah, 20668-20669 [2016-08024]

Download as PDF 20668 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 68 / Friday, April 8, 2016 / Notices forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the general mining laws, except for lease and conveyance under the R&PP Act, leasing under the mineral leasing laws, and disposals under the mineral material disposal laws. Interested parties may submit written comments on the suitability of the land for a public park in the Enterprise area. Comments on the classification are restricted to whether the land is physically suited for the proposal, whether the use will maximize the future use or uses of the land, whether the use is consistent with local planning and zoning, or if the use is consistent with State and Federal programs. Interested parties may also submit written comments regarding the specific use proposed in the application and plan of development, and whether the BLM followed proper administrative procedures in reaching the decision to lease and convey under the R&PP Act. 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. Only written comments submitted to the Field Manager, BLM Las Vegas Field Office, will be considered properly filed. Any adverse comments will be reviewed by the BLM Nevada State Director, who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action. In the absence of any adverse comments, the decision will become effective on June 7, 2016. The lands will not be available for lease and conveyance until after the decision becomes effective. Authority: 43 CFR 2741.5. Frederick Marcell, Acting Assistant Field Manager, Division of Lands, Las Vegas Field Office. [FR Doc. 2016–08187 Filed 4–7–16; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Apr 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [15X LLUTG01100 L13110000.EJ0000 24 1A] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Crescent Point Energy Utah Federal-Tribal Well Development Project, Duchesne and Uintah Counties, Utah 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), Vernal Field Office, Vernal, Utah, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Utah Federal-Tribal Well Development proposal submitted by Crescent Point Energy. By this notice the BLM is also announcing the beginning of the scoping process and is soliciting public comments on the issues to be analyzed in the EIS. DATES: This notice initiates a public scoping process for the EIS. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing for 30 days following the publication of this notice. The date(s) and location(s) of any public scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local news media, a project newsletter, and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/ newsroom.2.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. Additional opportunities for public participation will be provided upon publication of the Draft EIS. ADDRESSES: Comments on issues related to the Crescent Point Energy Utah Federal-Tribal Well Development Project may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Email: UT_Vernal_Comments@ blm.gov. • Fax: (435) 781–4410. • Mail: 170 South 500 East, Vernal, Utah 84078. • BLM NEPA Register: https:// eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/ eplanning/nepa/nepa_register.do (go to the ‘‘text’’ tab, enter the following search criteria ‘‘Utah,’’ ‘‘UT—Vernal FO,’’ and ‘‘EIS’’). Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Vernal Field Office. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Howard, BLM Project Manager; telephone at 435–781–4469; email showard@blm.gov. Contact Stephanie Howard 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 leave a message or question for the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The applicant, Crescent Point Energy U.S. Corp, has filed a plan of development for their Federal, State, private, and tribal trust leases. Crescent Point proposes to drill up to 3,925 new oil and gas wells and build 863 miles of roads; 693 miles of pipelines co-located with the proposed roads; 170 miles of cross-country pipelines; 400 miles of trunk pipelines; 5 salt water disposal wells; 5 produced water treatment facilities; 20 central tank batteries; 4 gas processing plants; 8 oil storage areas; and, 4 equipment storage areas. These activities would occur on Federal-, tribal trust-, allottee-, State-, and privately-owned or administered lands. The project area is located within Duchesne and Uintah counties. It encompasses lands from 1 mile east of Myton, Utah, to 1 mile west of Highway 45. It is directly south of Roosevelt and Ballard cities, Utah, and north of the Ouray Wildlife Refuge. It encompasses: Salt Lake Meridian, Utah T. 5 S., R. 19 E., Tps. 6 and 7 S., Rs. 19 thru 22 E., T. 8 S., R. 20 E. Uintah Special Meridian, Utah T. 3 S., R. 1 W., Tps. 3 S., Rs. 1 and 2 E., Tps. 4 S., Rs. 2 and 3 E. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives and mitigation, and to guide the process for developing the EIS. At present, the BLM has identified the following resources as potentially being impacted by the project: Air quality and air-related values; surface water and groundwater resources including floodplains, wetlands, the Dry Gulch Creek, Pelican Lake, and the Green, Uinta, and Duchesne Rivers; cultural and paleontological resources; soils; special status plant and animal species; greater sage-grouse habitat; livestock grazing; recreation; the Pelican Lake Special Recreation Management Area; residences and residential areas; local E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 68 / Friday, April 8, 2016 / Notices and regional social programs and economics; and environmental justice considerations. Alternatives identified at this time include the proposed action and the no action alternatives. Additional alternatives and mitigation will be developed as a result of issues and concerns identified through the scoping process. The BLM will identify and analyze impacts to resources that could be expected to occur from the approval of this project, and the BLM will consider potential mitigation measures to address those impacts, where available. Mitigation may include avoidance, minimization, rectification, reduction or elimination over time, and compensatory mitigation; and may be considered at multiple scales, including the landscape scale. The BLM-Vernal Field Office Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) (October 2008), as amended (September 2015), directs management of the BLMadministered public lands within the project area. The RMP provides for development of valid existing oil and gas leases. An amendment of the RMP is not required in connection with this project. The BLM is the designated lead Federal agency for preparation of the EIS as defined in 40 CFR 1501.5. Agencies with legal jurisdiction or special expertise have been invited to participate as cooperating agencies in preparation of the EIS. These include: Ballard City; Myton City; Roosevelt City; Duchesne County; Uintah County; Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration; Utah Public Lands Policy and Coordination Office; Ute Indian Tribe; United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency Region 8; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Utah Field Office; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Utah/Nevada Regulatory Office; Bureau of Reclamation Provo Area Office; Bureau of Indian Affairs Uintah and Ouray Agency; Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission; and, the Ouray Wildlife Refuge. The BLM will use and coordinate the NEPA commenting process to satisfy the public involvement process for Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470f) as provided for in 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Apr 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 Comments regarding issues, alternatives, scope, mitigation, or other concerns or ideas may be submitted in writing to the BLM at any public scoping meeting, or you may submit them to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. To be most helpful, comments should be submitted by the end of the public scoping period (within 30 days from the BLM’s publication in the Federal Register). 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 Jenna Whitlock, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. 2016–08024 Filed 4–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWYD09000.L14400000.FR0000; WYW– 171474] Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification of Public Lands in Uinta County, WY Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act (R&PP), as amended, approximately 10 acres of public land in Uinta County, Wyoming. Uinta County, Wyoming, proposes to use the land for an expansion of the Bridger Valley Landfill for a municipal solid waste transfer station. SUMMARY: Interested parties may submit comments regarding the proposed conveyance or classification of the lands until May 23, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Mail: Field Manager, Kemmerer Field Office, 430 North Highway 189, Kemmerer, WY 83101. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20669 • Email: Kemmerer_WYMail@blm.gov with ‘‘Uinta County R&PP’’ in the subject line. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Kemmerer Field Office at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelly Lamborn, Realty Specialist, BLM Kemmerer Field Office, 430 North Highway 189, Kemmerer, WY 83101; telephone 307–828–4505; email klamborn@blm.gov. 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: In accordance with Section 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act (43 U.S.C. 3150), and Executive Order No. 6910, the following described public land in Uinta County, Wyoming, has been examined and found suitable for classification for conveyance under the provisions of the R&PP, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.): Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming T. 16 N., R. 115 W., Sec. 10, N1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4. The land described contains 10 acres in Uinta County, Wyoming, according to the official plat of the survey of the said land, on file with the BLM. In accordance with the R&PP, Uinta County filed an application to purchase the above described 10 acres of public land to be developed as a municipal solid waste transfer station, as an expansion of the existing Bridger Valley Landfill. Additional detailed information pertaining to this application, plan of development, and site plan is in case file WYW–171474, located in the BLM Kemmerer Field Office at the above address. The conveyance is consistent with the Kemmerer Resource Management Plan (RMP) dated May 2010, as amended by the Approved RMP Amendments for the Rocky Mountain Region (ARMPA) approved September 22, 2015. The proposal is consistent with the objectives, goals, and decision of the 2010 BLM Kemmerer RMP, and would be in the public interest. The ARMPA Management Decision, LR 7, allows for lands within general habitat management areas to be disposed of, as long as the action is consistent with the goals and objectives of the plan, including, but not limited to, the RMP E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 68 (Friday, April 8, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20668-20669]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[15X LLUTG01100 L13110000.EJ0000 24 1A]


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Crescent Point Energy Utah Federal-Tribal Well Development Project, 
Duchesne and Uintah Counties, Utah

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), Vernal Field 
Office, Vernal, Utah, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) for the Utah Federal-Tribal Well Development proposal 
submitted by Crescent Point Energy. By this notice the BLM is also 
announcing the beginning of the scoping process and is soliciting 
public comments on the issues to be analyzed in the EIS.

DATES: This notice initiates a public scoping process for the EIS. 
Comments on issues may be submitted in writing for 30 days following 
the publication of this notice. The date(s) and location(s) of any 
public scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance 
through local news media, a project newsletter, and the BLM Web site 
at: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom.2.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. Additional opportunities for public 
participation will be provided upon publication of the Draft EIS.

ADDRESSES: Comments on issues related to the Crescent Point Energy Utah 
Federal-Tribal Well Development Project may be submitted by any of the 
following methods:
     Email: UT_Vernal_Comments@blm.gov.
     Fax: (435) 781-4410.
     Mail: 170 South 500 East, Vernal, Utah 84078.
     BLM NEPA Register: https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/nepa/nepa_register.do (go to the ``text'' tab, enter 
the following search criteria ``Utah,'' ``UT--Vernal FO,'' and 
``EIS'').
    Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Vernal 
Field Office.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Howard, BLM Project Manager; 
telephone at 435-781-4469; email showard@blm.gov. Contact Stephanie 
Howard 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 leave a message 
or question for the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a 
day, 7 days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The applicant, Crescent Point Energy U.S. 
Corp, has filed a plan of development for their Federal, State, 
private, and tribal trust leases. Crescent Point proposes to drill up 
to 3,925 new oil and gas wells and build 863 miles of roads; 693 miles 
of pipelines co-located with the proposed roads; 170 miles of cross-
country pipelines; 400 miles of trunk pipelines; 5 salt water disposal 
wells; 5 produced water treatment facilities; 20 central tank 
batteries; 4 gas processing plants; 8 oil storage areas; and, 4 
equipment storage areas. These activities would occur on Federal-, 
tribal trust-, allottee-, State-, and privately-owned or administered 
lands. The project area is located within Duchesne and Uintah counties. 
It encompasses lands from 1 mile east of Myton, Utah, to 1 mile west of 
Highway 45. It is directly south of Roosevelt and Ballard cities, Utah, 
and north of the Ouray Wildlife Refuge. It encompasses:

Salt Lake Meridian, Utah

T. 5 S., R. 19 E.,
Tps. 6 and 7 S., Rs. 19 thru 22 E.,
T. 8 S., R. 20 E.

Uintah Special Meridian, Utah

T. 3 S., R. 1 W.,
Tps. 3 S., Rs. 1 and 2 E.,
Tps. 4 S., Rs. 2 and 3 E.

    The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant 
issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, 
including alternatives and mitigation, and to guide the process for 
developing the EIS. At present, the BLM has identified the following 
resources as potentially being impacted by the project: Air quality and 
air-related values; surface water and groundwater resources including 
floodplains, wetlands, the Dry Gulch Creek, Pelican Lake, and the 
Green, Uinta, and Duchesne Rivers; cultural and paleontological 
resources; soils; special status plant and animal species; greater 
sage-grouse habitat; livestock grazing; recreation; the Pelican Lake 
Special Recreation Management Area; residences and residential areas; 
local

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and regional social programs and economics; and environmental justice 
considerations.
    Alternatives identified at this time include the proposed action 
and the no action alternatives. Additional alternatives and mitigation 
will be developed as a result of issues and concerns identified through 
the scoping process. The BLM will identify and analyze impacts to 
resources that could be expected to occur from the approval of this 
project, and the BLM will consider potential mitigation measures to 
address those impacts, where available. Mitigation may include 
avoidance, minimization, rectification, reduction or elimination over 
time, and compensatory mitigation; and may be considered at multiple 
scales, including the landscape scale.
    The BLM-Vernal Field Office Record of Decision and Approved 
Resource Management Plan (RMP) (October 2008), as amended (September 
2015), directs management of the BLM-administered public lands within 
the project area. The RMP provides for development of valid existing 
oil and gas leases. An amendment of the RMP is not required in 
connection with this project.
    The BLM is the designated lead Federal agency for preparation of 
the EIS as defined in 40 CFR 1501.5. Agencies with legal jurisdiction 
or special expertise have been invited to participate as cooperating 
agencies in preparation of the EIS. These include: Ballard City; Myton 
City; Roosevelt City; Duchesne County; Uintah County; Utah School and 
Institutional Trust Lands Administration; Utah Public Lands Policy and 
Coordination Office; Ute Indian Tribe; United States (U.S.) 
Environmental Protection Agency Region 8; U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service Utah Field Office; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Utah/Nevada 
Regulatory Office; Bureau of Reclamation Provo Area Office; Bureau of 
Indian Affairs Uintah and Ouray Agency; Utah Reclamation Mitigation and 
Conservation Commission; and, the Ouray Wildlife Refuge.
    The BLM will use and coordinate the NEPA commenting process to 
satisfy the public involvement process for Section 106 of the National 
Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470f) as provided for in 36 CFR 
800.2(d)(3). 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.
    Comments regarding issues, alternatives, scope, mitigation, or 
other concerns or ideas may be submitted in writing to the BLM at any 
public scoping meeting, or you may submit them to the BLM using one of 
the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. To be most helpful, 
comments should be submitted by the end of the public scoping period 
(within 30 days from the BLM's publication in the Federal Register). 
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

Jenna Whitlock,
Acting State Director.
[FR Doc. 2016-08024 Filed 4-7-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-DQ-P