Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Enefit American Oil Utility Corridor Project, Uintah County, Utah, 20671-20672 [2016-08118]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 68 / Friday, April 8, 2016 / Notices land-use plan amendment. The Programmatic EIS will provide a comprehensive programmatic NEPA document to allow effective tiering and incorporation by reference of environmental effects and baseline cumulative impact assessment for new, revised, or existing land use and activity level plans and implementation projects that involve vegetation modification or maintenance. The analysis area includes only surface estate public lands administered by 11 BLM state offices: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana (North Dakota/South Dakota), New Mexico (Oklahoma/Texas/ Nebraska), Nevada, Oregon (Washington), Utah and Wyoming. The BLM issued a Notice of Availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Using Aminopyralid, Fluroxypyr, and Rimsulfuron on June 19, 2015 (80 FR 35394). The BLM responded to public comments during the Draft Programmatic EIS public review period. Comment responses and the subsequent changes in the impact analysis as a result of public comments are documented in this Final Programmatic EIS per requirements under 40 CFR 1503.4. The BLM will prepare a Record of Decision for the Final Programmatic EIS after the 30-day period following publication of this notice. Nancy Haug, Acting Director, Resources and Planning. [FR Doc. 2016–08022 Filed 4–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [13XL5017AP LLUTG01100 L51010000.ER0000.LVRWJ13J8060 24 1A] Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Enefit American Oil Utility Corridor Project, Uintah County, Utah Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Enefit American Oil Utility Corridor Project. Through this Notice, the BLM is announcing a 60-day public comment period on the draft. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Apr 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 To ensure comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Enefit American Oil Utility Corridor Project Draft EIS within 60 days following the date on which the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings and any other public involvement activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Enefit American Oil Utility Corridor Project Draft EIS are available for public inspection in the BLM Vernal Field Office, 170 South 500 East, Vernal, Utah 84078. Interested persons may also review the Draft EIS on the Internet at: https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-frontoffice/eplanning/nepa/nepa_register.do. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Howard, NEPA Coordinator; telephone 435–781–4469; address 170 South 500 East, Vernal, Utah 84078; email BLM_UT_Vernal_Comments@ 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. Replies are provided during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Enefit American Oil (Enefit) submitted five rights-of-way (ROW) applications under Title V of FLPMA. Collectively, these ROW applications are known as the Enefit American Oil Utility Corridor Project. The Project involves three pipeline ROWs, a ROW for a 138-kV power line, and a ROW grant to widen an existing road. The project area is located in the southern portion of Townships 8–10 South, Ranges 24–25 East, Salt Lake Meridian, in Uintah County, Utah, approximately 12 miles southeast of Bonanza Utah. The BLM is the lead Federal agency for this Draft EIS. Cooperating agencies include the Environmental Protection Agency Region 8, Corps of Engineers Utah Regulatory Office, Fish and Wildlife Service Utah Field Office, Utah’s Public Lands Policy and Coordination Office, and Uintah County. The BLM published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an EIS for this project in the Federal Register on July 1, 2013, 78 FR 39313. Public scoping in response to the NOI and meetings resulted in 260 submittals, including letters from Federal, State, and local agencies, DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20671 special interest groups, corporations, comment forms, and email messages. Comments focused on applicants’ interests and objectives, project description, climate and air quality, soil and water, vegetation, fish and wildlife, cultural resources, Native American concerns, paleontological resources, visual resources, wilderness characteristics, travel management, lands and realty, social and economic conditions, environmental justice, health and safety, solid and hazardous waste management, and indirect and cumulative impacts. The Draft EIS describes and analyzes the impacts of the Utility Corridor Project and the No Action Alternative. The following is a summary of the alternatives: 1. Proposed Action—The proposed action consists of approval of five ROW requests for: (a) 19 miles of water supply lines (116 acres); (b) 8.8 miles of buried natural gas supply lines (52.6 acres); (c) 11.2 miles of buried oil product line (68.3 acres); (d) the upgrade and improvement of 5.7 miles of Dragon Road (41.7 acres); and, (e) 30 miles of 138-kV power line (501.4 acres). The proposed action also includes the utilization of some temporary lay-down areas during construction of the pipelines (31.2 acres). 2. No Action Alternative—Under the No Action Alternative, the ROWs listed in the Proposed Action Alternative would be denied. Enefit has applied for the ROW across public land to facilitate utilities access to and transport finished product from its South Project. The South Project is located entirely on private land and involves accessing privately-owned oil shale mineral resources. The South Project will include development of a 7,000–9,000-acre commercial oil shale mining, retorting, and upgrading operation in Uintah County. The South Project is anticipated to produce 50,000 barrels of oil per day at full build out for a period of up to 30 years utilizing oil shale ore rock mined from Enefit’s private property holdings. Because of its location on fee surface and fee minerals, the South Project is outside of the jurisdiction of the BLM. As explained in the Draft EIS, it is expected to reach full build out regardless of whether or not the BLM approves the Proposed Action. Because of the relationship between the South Project and the Proposed Action, the Draft EIS evaluates the environmental impacts of the South Project as indirect effects of the Proposed Action. Based on the impact analysis, on-site, landscape, and compensatory conservation and E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1 20672 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 68 / Friday, April 8, 2016 / Notices mitigation actions have been identified in the Draft to achieve applicable resource objectives. 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, 40 CFR 1506.10 Jenna Whitlock, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. 2016–08118 Filed 4–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management [MMAA104000] Notice of Rescheduled Public Meetings for the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program: 2017–2022 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior. ACTION: Rescheduling of public meetings. AGENCY: BOEM is announcing the dates, locations, and times of rescheduled meetings in Washington, DC; Houston, TX; and New Orleans, LA, to elicit comments on the OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program 2017–2022 Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft Programmatic EIS), which has been prepared by BOEM to support the Proposed OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017–2022 (2017– 2022 Program). DATES: See ‘‘Public Meetings’’ in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jill Lewandowski, Ph.D., Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 45600 Woodland Road VAM–OEP, Sterling, VA 20166; Dr. Lewandowski may also be reached by telephone at (703) 787–1703. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Draft Programmatic EIS Availability: Persons interested in reviewing the Draft Programmatic EIS can download it on the Internet at www.boemoceaninfo.com, or may contact BOEM at the address provided above to request a paper copy or a CD/ ROM version. Please specify if you wish mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Apr 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 a CD/ROM or paper copy. If neither is specified, a CD/ROM containing the Draft Programmatic EIS will be provided. Library Availability: The Draft Programmatic EIS will also be available for review at libraries in states adjacent to the proposed lease sales. These libraries are listed at the Web site www.boemoceaninfo.com. Public Meetings: Meetings in Washington, DC, Houston, TX, and New Orleans, LA, to elicit comments on the Draft Programmatic EIS will be held as follows: • April 18, 2016, DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans Airport, 2150 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, LA 70062; 2–6 p.m.; parking available at garage adjacent to hotel at a discounted rate. Validation tickets will be provided to guests upon request at the hotel’s registration desk. • April 20, 2016, Hyatt Regency Houston, 1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX 77002; 3–7 p.m.; validated valet parking at hotel. • April 26, 2016, Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW., Washington, DC 20005; 3–7 p.m.; valet parking at no charge to meeting attendees up to 8 hours. All other public meetings were held on the dates and at the locations previously announced, with the exception of the public meeting in Kotzebue, Alaska. The meeting in Kotzebue, Alaska was rescheduled from March 29, 2016, and held on April 1, 2016, because of hazardous travel conditions due to the eruption of the Pavlof Volcano in Alaska. Additional information: For additional information on the Draft Programmatic EIS and instructions on how to submit comments, please see the Federal Register notice published on March 18, 2016 (81 FR 14885). Dated: April 5, 2016. Abigail Ross Hopper, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [USITC SE–16–012] Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice United States International Trade Commission. TIME AND DATE: April 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 By order of the Commission. Issued: April 5, 2016. William R. Bishop, Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–08197 Filed 4–6–16; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–985] Certain Surgical Stapler Devices and Components Thereof; Commission Decision Not To Review an Initial Determination Terminating the Investigation in Its Entirety Based on a Consent Order Stipulation and Proposed Consent Order; Issuance of Consent Order; Termination of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review the presiding administrative law judge’s (‘‘ALJ’’) initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 4), granting a joint motion to terminate the investigation based on a consent order stipulation and proposed consent order in the abovecaptioned investigation. The consent order is issued and the investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan M. Valentine, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2016–08244 Filed 4–7–16; 8:45 am] AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: Room 101, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, Telephone: (202) 205–2000. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Agendas for future meetings: None 2. Minutes 3. Ratification List 4. Vote in Inv. No. 731–TA–1313 (Preliminary) (1,1,1,2Tetrafluoroethane (R–134a) from China). The Commission is currently scheduled to complete and file its determination on April 18, 2016; views of the Commission are currently scheduled to be completed and filed on April 25, 2016. 5. Outstanding action jackets: None In accordance with Commission policy, subject matter listed above, not disposed of at the scheduled meeting, may be carried over to the agenda of the following meeting. PLACE: E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 68 (Friday, April 8, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[13XL5017AP LLUTG01100 L51010000.ER0000.LVRWJ13J8060 24 1A]


Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Enefit American Oil Utility Corridor Project, Uintah 
County, Utah

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
(FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has 
prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Enefit 
American Oil Utility Corridor Project. Through this Notice, the BLM is 
announcing a 60-day public comment period on the draft.

DATES: To ensure comments will be considered, the BLM must receive 
written comments on the Enefit American Oil Utility Corridor Project 
Draft EIS within 60 days following the date on which the Environmental 
Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS 
in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings and any 
other public involvement activities at least 15 days in advance through 
public notices, media releases, and/or mailings.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Enefit American Oil Utility Corridor Project 
Draft EIS are available for public inspection in the BLM Vernal Field 
Office, 170 South 500 East, Vernal, Utah 84078. Interested persons may 
also review the Draft EIS on the Internet at: https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/nepa/nepa_register.do.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Howard, NEPA Coordinator; 
telephone 435-781-4469; address 170 South 500 East, Vernal, Utah 84078; 
email BLM_UT_Vernal_Comments@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. Replies are provided during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Enefit American Oil (Enefit) submitted five 
rights-of-way (ROW) applications under Title V of FLPMA. Collectively, 
these ROW applications are known as the Enefit American Oil Utility 
Corridor Project. The Project involves three pipeline ROWs, a ROW for a 
138-kV power line, and a ROW grant to widen an existing road. The 
project area is located in the southern portion of Townships 8-10 
South, Ranges 24-25 East, Salt Lake Meridian, in Uintah County, Utah, 
approximately 12 miles southeast of Bonanza Utah.
    The BLM is the lead Federal agency for this Draft EIS. Cooperating 
agencies include the Environmental Protection Agency Region 8, Corps of 
Engineers Utah Regulatory Office, Fish and Wildlife Service Utah Field 
Office, Utah's Public Lands Policy and Coordination Office, and Uintah 
County.
    The BLM published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an EIS for 
this project in the Federal Register on July 1, 2013, 78 FR 39313. 
Public scoping in response to the NOI and meetings resulted in 260 
submittals, including letters from Federal, State, and local agencies, 
special interest groups, corporations, comment forms, and email 
messages. Comments focused on applicants' interests and objectives, 
project description, climate and air quality, soil and water, 
vegetation, fish and wildlife, cultural resources, Native American 
concerns, paleontological resources, visual resources, wilderness 
characteristics, travel management, lands and realty, social and 
economic conditions, environmental justice, health and safety, solid 
and hazardous waste management, and indirect and cumulative impacts.
    The Draft EIS describes and analyzes the impacts of the Utility 
Corridor Project and the No Action Alternative. The following is a 
summary of the alternatives:
    1. Proposed Action--The proposed action consists of approval of 
five ROW requests for: (a) 19 miles of water supply lines (116 acres); 
(b) 8.8 miles of buried natural gas supply lines (52.6 acres); (c) 11.2 
miles of buried oil product line (68.3 acres); (d) the upgrade and 
improvement of 5.7 miles of Dragon Road (41.7 acres); and, (e) 30 miles 
of 138-kV power line (501.4 acres). The proposed action also includes 
the utilization of some temporary lay-down areas during construction of 
the pipelines (31.2 acres).
    2. No Action Alternative--Under the No Action Alternative, the ROWs 
listed in the Proposed Action Alternative would be denied.
    Enefit has applied for the ROW across public land to facilitate 
utilities access to and transport finished product from its South 
Project. The South Project is located entirely on private land and 
involves accessing privately-owned oil shale mineral resources. The 
South Project will include development of a 7,000-9,000-acre commercial 
oil shale mining, retorting, and upgrading operation in Uintah County. 
The South Project is anticipated to produce 50,000 barrels of oil per 
day at full build out for a period of up to 30 years utilizing oil 
shale ore rock mined from Enefit's private property holdings.
    Because of its location on fee surface and fee minerals, the South 
Project is outside of the jurisdiction of the BLM. As explained in the 
Draft EIS, it is expected to reach full build out regardless of whether 
or not the BLM approves the Proposed Action.
    Because of the relationship between the South Project and the 
Proposed Action, the Draft EIS evaluates the environmental impacts of 
the South Project as indirect effects of the Proposed Action. Based on 
the impact analysis, on-site, landscape, and compensatory conservation 
and

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mitigation actions have been identified in the Draft to achieve 
applicable resource objectives.
    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, 40 CFR 1506.10

Jenna Whitlock,
Acting State Director.
[FR Doc. 2016-08118 Filed 4-7-16; 8:45 am]
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