Fisheries Management, Aquatics Restoration, and Climate Change Response Plan, Environmental Impact Statement, Glacier National Park, Montana, 21379-21380 [2016-08252]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 69 / Monday, April 11, 2016 / Notices from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Bud C. Cribley, State Director. [FR Doc. 2016–08239 Filed 4–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVW01000.L144000000.EU0000.241A; N–98298; 15–08807; MO #4500089711; TAS: 15X] Notice of Realty Action: Segregation and Classification for Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes Patent, in Humboldt County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, Nevada, has found suitable for classification and conveyance 1,220 acres of public land in Humboldt County, Nevada, under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, and provisions of the Taylor Grazing Act. The City of Winnemucca proposes to use the land for a new wastewater treatment and effluent disposal facility to serve Winnemucca, Nevada. DATES: Submit written comments regarding this conveyance, classification, segregation, on or before May 26, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Stephen Sappington, Field Manager, BLM Humboldt River Field Office, 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, Nevada 89445. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kurt Miers, Project Lead, by telephone at 775–623–1569 or email at wfoweb@ blm.gov with City of Winnemucca R&PP (Miers) in the subject line. 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 City of Winnemucca proposes to construct a new wastewater treatment and effluent disposal facility in order to facilitate expansion/growth in the area. The current facility has been deemed by the USEPA and NDEP to be located in a mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Apr 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 floodplain, creating a potential contamination source for the Humboldt River. Accordingly, a new facility must be constructed at a different location. The sale parcel is described as: Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada T. 36 N., R. 37 E., Sec. 28; Sec. 32, NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4, N1⁄2, SE1⁄4, and W1⁄2, SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4. The areas described aggregate 1,220 acres. 640 acres located in T. 36 N., R 37 E., sec. 28, will be patented in year one, with 580 acres of T. 36 N., R. 37 E., sec. 32, to be patented in subsequent years in compliance with R&PP regulations. The new plan of development will consist of a new wastewater treatment and effluent disposal plant, and effluent disposal facilities that include an effluent pipeline, rapid infiltration basins; a storage basin, an influent pumping station; and irrigation pivots. The land is not required for any Federal purpose. The conveyance is consistent with the BLM Winnemucca District Office Resource Management Plan and the Record of Decision, dated May 2015, and is in the public interest. This proposal was analyzed as Environmental Assessment DOI–BLM– NV–W010–2014–0031. The conveyance will be subject to the provisions of the R&PP Act and applicable regulations and will be subject to the following terms, conditions, and reservations of the United States: 1. A right-of-way is reserved for ditches and canals constructed by the authority of the United States, Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C. 945); 2. All mineral deposits in the lands so patented, and to it, or persons authorized by it, the right to prospect for, mine and remove such deposits from the same under applicable law and such regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may deem necessary are reserved to the United States, together with all necessary access and exit rights; 3. The parcel is subject to valid existing rights; 4. An appropriate indemnification clause protecting the United States from claims arising out of the patentee’s use, occupancy, or occupation on the leased/ patented lands; 5. No portion of the land patented shall revert back to the United States under any circumstance. 6. Additional terms and conditions that the authorized officer deems appropriate. Upon publication of this Notice in the Federal Register, the parcel will be segregated from all other forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21379 except for conveyance under the R&PP Act, but not leasing under the mineral leasing laws and the mineral material disposal laws. Written comments may be submitted concerning the suitability of the land for development for a new wastewater treatment and effluent disposal facility. Comments on the classification are restricted to whether the land is physically suitable for the proposed use, whether the use will maximize the future use or uses of the land, whether the use is consistent with local planning and zoning, or whether the use is consistent with state and Federal programs. Written comments can be submitted by postal service or overnight mail to the Field Manager, BLM Humboldt River Field Office. The land will not be offered for conveyance until after the classification becomes effective. 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. Any comments regarding this sale 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, this realty action will become the final determination of the Department of Interior. Authority: 43 CFR 2741.5 David Kampwerth, Field Manager, Humboldt River Field Office. [FR Doc. 2016–08254 Filed 4–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–IMR–GLAC- 19715; PPIMGLAC4G PPMPSAS1Z.YP0000] Fisheries Management, Aquatics Restoration, and Climate Change Response Plan, Environmental Impact Statement, Glacier National Park, Montana National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Intent. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service (NPS) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Fisheries SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 21380 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 69 / Monday, April 11, 2016 / Notices Management, Aquatics Restoration, and Climate Change Response Plan for Glacier National Park, Montana. DATES: The NPS will accept comments from the public through May 11, 2016. ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public review and comment online at https:// parkplanning.nps.gov/glac, and in the office of the Superintendent, Jeff Mow, Glacier National Park, 1 Going-to-theSun Road, West Glacier, Montana 59936. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Riddle, Chief of Planning and Compliance, Glacier National Park, P.O. Box 128, West Glacier, Montana 59936; (406) 888–7898. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This planning effort will result in an integrated and adaptive plan that addresses long-term goals for managing, restoring, and protecting the park’s native fish and aquatic resources. The EIS will address issues related to the conservation and restoration of native aquatic systems across the park, including ongoing losses of native fish populations (e.g., federally listed threatened bull trout and state listed westslope cutthroat trout) due to invasive non-native fish species; threats to native fish from climate change; opportunities to improve native aquatic ecosystem resilience and provide refugia for native fish from the effects of climate change; and impacts from fisheries management actions to wilderness character in the park’s backcountry. The NPS proposed action includes the following elements: (1) The translocation of native fish to appropriate habitat; (2) the construction of additional fish passage barriers to prevent non-native fish from moving into native fish habitat; and (3) the removal of invasive non-native fish using mechanical (such as netting, trapping, angling, electrofishing) and chemical (poisonous substance used to kill fish; piscicide) methods, where appropriate. Following removal of nonnative fish, some waters may be repopulated with species native to the park while others would be left to recover to their historically fishless state. The proposed action will also evaluate the establishment of a fishing permit fee to help fund needed fishery restoration and conservation actions. The proposed action is the initial NPS proposal to address the purpose and need for taking action. It represents one alternative that will be considered during the EIS process. In addition to the proposed action, the NPS will consider a no-action alternative, an VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Apr 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 alternative that would include the same elements as the proposed action but use mechanical methods only to remove non-native fish, and an alternative that uses chemical methods only to remove non-native fish. The NPS will also consider other alternatives that are suggested during the scoping period, as appropriate. The NPS will not select an alternative for implementation until after a final EIS is completed. A scoping brochure will be available that describes the purpose and need for the plan, and the issues and alternatives identified to date. Copies may be obtained from Mary Riddle, Chief of Planning and Compliance, Glacier National Park, P.O. Box 128, West Glacier, Montana 59936; (406) 888– 7898. If you wish to comment on the scoping brochure or on any other issues associated with the EIS, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods. You may mail comments to Glacier National Park, Attn: Fisheries Management Plan, P.O. Box 128, West Glacier, Montana 59936; you may comment via the Internet at https:// parkplanning.nps.gov/glac you may hand-deliver comments to Glacier National Park Headquarters, West Glacier, Montana; and you may submit comments during public meetings that will be held during the comment period. Information on meeting dates, times, and locations will be included in the public scoping brochure and will also be available at: https:// parkplanning.nps.gov/GLAC (click on the project link and then the ‘‘meeting notices’’ tab). Comments will not be accepted by fax, email, or in any other way than those specified above. Bulk comments in any format and hard copy and electronic comments that are submitted on behalf of others will not be accepted. 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. Dated: January 1, 2016. Sue E. Masica, Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service. Editorial Note: This document was received for publication by the Office of the Federal Register on April 6, 2016. [FR Doc. 2016–08252 Filed 4–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–CB–P PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Notice of Intent to Accept Proposals, Select Lessee(s), and Contract for Pumped-Storage Hydroelectric Power Development on Anderson Ranch Reservoir, Boise Project, Idaho Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Current Federal policy allows non-Federal development of electrical power resource potential on Federal water resource projects. The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) will consider proposals for non-Federal development of a pumped-storage hydroelectric power utilizing Anderson Ranch Reservoir as the lower impoundment for a pumped-storage project. Reclamation is considering such hydroelectric power development under its lease of power privilege (LOPP) process and regulations. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) also has jurisdiction in this case. FERC jurisdiction applies to all elements of a proposed pumped-storage hydroelectric power project at Anderson Ranch Reservoir that are outside of Reclamation facilities and lands. In this case, FERC jurisdiction will include the upper reservoir, a large part of the penstock connecting the upper reservoir with Anderson Ranch Reservoir, and other facilities (such as power transmission lines and access roads that are outside of Reclamation jurisdiction). DATES: A written proposal and seven copies must be submitted on or before 4 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) on September 8, 2016. A proposal will be considered timely only if it is received in the office of the Area Manager on or before 4 p.m. on the above-designated date. Interested entities are cautioned that delayed delivery to the Area Manager’s office due to failures or misunderstandings of the entity and/or of mail, overnight, or courier services will not excuse lateness and, accordingly, are advised to provide sufficient time for delivery. Late proposals will not be considered. ADDRESSES: Send written proposal and seven copies to Mr. Roland Springer, Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Snake River Area Office, 230 Collins Road, Boise, ID 83702–4520; telephone (208) 383–2248. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding proposal requirements or technical data available for Anderson Ranch Reservoir may be SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-IMR-GLAC- 19715; PPIMGLAC4G PPMPSAS1Z.YP0000]


Fisheries Management, Aquatics Restoration, and Climate Change 
Response Plan, Environmental Impact Statement, Glacier National Park, 
Montana

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Intent.

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SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) is preparing an Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIS) for the Fisheries

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Management, Aquatics Restoration, and Climate Change Response Plan for 
Glacier National Park, Montana.

DATES: The NPS will accept comments from the public through May 11, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public review and comment 
online at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/glac, and in the office of the 
Superintendent, Jeff Mow, Glacier National Park, 1 Going-to-the-Sun 
Road, West Glacier, Montana 59936.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Riddle, Chief of Planning and 
Compliance, Glacier National Park, P.O. Box 128, West Glacier, Montana 
59936; (406) 888-7898.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This planning effort will result in an 
integrated and adaptive plan that addresses long-term goals for 
managing, restoring, and protecting the park's native fish and aquatic 
resources. The EIS will address issues related to the conservation and 
restoration of native aquatic systems across the park, including 
ongoing losses of native fish populations (e.g., federally listed 
threatened bull trout and state listed westslope cutthroat trout) due 
to invasive non-native fish species; threats to native fish from 
climate change; opportunities to improve native aquatic ecosystem 
resilience and provide refugia for native fish from the effects of 
climate change; and impacts from fisheries management actions to 
wilderness character in the park's backcountry.
    The NPS proposed action includes the following elements: (1) The 
translocation of native fish to appropriate habitat; (2) the 
construction of additional fish passage barriers to prevent non-native 
fish from moving into native fish habitat; and (3) the removal of 
invasive non-native fish using mechanical (such as netting, trapping, 
angling, electrofishing) and chemical (poisonous substance used to kill 
fish; piscicide) methods, where appropriate. Following removal of non-
native fish, some waters may be repopulated with species native to the 
park while others would be left to recover to their historically 
fishless state. The proposed action will also evaluate the 
establishment of a fishing permit fee to help fund needed fishery 
restoration and conservation actions.
    The proposed action is the initial NPS proposal to address the 
purpose and need for taking action. It represents one alternative that 
will be considered during the EIS process. In addition to the proposed 
action, the NPS will consider a no-action alternative, an alternative 
that would include the same elements as the proposed action but use 
mechanical methods only to remove non-native fish, and an alternative 
that uses chemical methods only to remove non-native fish. The NPS will 
also consider other alternatives that are suggested during the scoping 
period, as appropriate. The NPS will not select an alternative for 
implementation until after a final EIS is completed.
    A scoping brochure will be available that describes the purpose and 
need for the plan, and the issues and alternatives identified to date. 
Copies may be obtained from Mary Riddle, Chief of Planning and 
Compliance, Glacier National Park, P.O. Box 128, West Glacier, Montana 
59936; (406) 888-7898. If you wish to comment on the scoping brochure 
or on any other issues associated with the EIS, you may submit your 
comments by any one of several methods. You may mail comments to 
Glacier National Park, Attn: Fisheries Management Plan, P.O. Box 128, 
West Glacier, Montana 59936; you may comment via the Internet at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/glac you may hand-deliver comments to Glacier 
National Park Headquarters, West Glacier, Montana; and you may submit 
comments during public meetings that will be held during the comment 
period. Information on meeting dates, times, and locations will be 
included in the public scoping brochure and will also be available at: 
https://parkplanning.nps.gov/GLAC (click on the project link and then 
the ``meeting notices'' tab).
    Comments will not be accepted by fax, email, or in any other way 
than those specified above. Bulk comments in any format and hard copy 
and electronic comments that are submitted on behalf of others will not 
be accepted. 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.

    Dated: January 1, 2016.
Sue E. Masica,
Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service.

Editorial Note: This document was received for publication by the 
Office of the Federal Register on April 6, 2016.

[FR Doc. 2016-08252 Filed 4-8-16; 8:45 am]
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