Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision Adopting U.S. Forest Service's Final Environmental Impact Statement for Oil and Gas Leasing on Lands Administered by the White River National Forest, CO, 86338 [2016-28806]

Download as PDF 86338 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 230 / Wednesday, November 30, 2016 / Notices Introduction DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Consent Decree, and the Final Programmatic Damage Assessment Restoration Plan and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, the Federal and State natural resource trustee agencies for the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (Trustees) have prepared a Draft Restoration Plan 1: Restoration of Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats; Habitat Projects on Federally Managed Lands; and Birds (Draft Restoration Plan 1). Draft Restoration Plan 1 describes and proposes engineering and design activities for restoration projects intended to continue the process of restoring natural resources and services injured or lost as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which occurred on or about April 20, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico. Bureau of Land Management Background For additional background information, see our original Federal Register notice, which opened the comment period (November 1, 2016; 81 FR 75840). Invitation To Comment The Trustees seek public review and comment on the proposed projects and supporting analysis included in the Draft Restoration Plan 1. 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. Authority The authority of this action is the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.) and the implementing Natural Resource Damage Assessment regulations found at 15 CFR 990. Kevin D. Reynolds, Department of the Interior Deepwater Horizon Case Manager. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2016–28675 Filed 11–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Nov 29, 2016 Jkt 241001 [LLCON04000 L16100000.DP0000–16X] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision Adopting U.S. Forest Service’s Final Environmental Impact Statement for Oil and Gas Leasing on Lands Administered by the White River National Forest, CO Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) adopting the Final United States Forest Service’s (USFS) ‘‘White River National Forest Oil and Gas Leasing Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS),’’ which identifies the lands available for oil and gas leasing in the White River National Forest, including stipulations to protect surface resources. ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD are available for public inspection at the BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office, 2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, CO 81652. Interested persons may also review the ROD on the project Web site at https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-frontoffice/eplanning/nepa/nepa_register.do. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Larson, Project Manager, at the address above, by telephone at 970–876–9000, or by email at glarson@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven 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 BLM’s ROD formally adopts the USFS, December 2014, White River National Forest Oil and Gas Leasing Final EIS. The Department of the Interior (DOI) and the BLM concur with the selection of a combination of Alternatives B and C as described in the USFS ROD (December 3, 2015). As identified in 40 CFR 1506.3(a), ‘‘[a]n agency may adopt a Federal draft or final . . . [EIS] or portion thereof provided that the statement or portion thereof meets the standards for an adequate statement under these [the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)] regulations.’’ The BLM affirms that this SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Final EIS meets all requirements of the CEQ, DOI and BLM for preparation of an EIS. Oil and gas leasing on National Forest System Lands is a collaborative process between the USFS and the BLM. The USFS is responsible for making land availability decisions, while the BLM is responsible for issuing and managing oil and gas leases, as described in the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act. The BLM was a Cooperating Agency in the preparation of the USFS’s Final EIS. Per 40 CFR 1506.3(c), the BLM adopts the Final EIS without recirculating, as the BLM has concluded that its comments and suggestions were incorporated during the NEPA process. This decision is approved by the Deputy Secretary of DOI; therefore, it is not subject to administrative appeal (43 CFR 4.410(a)(3)). Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10. Ruth Welch, BLM Colorado State Director. [FR Doc. 2016–28806 Filed 11–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCON04000 L16100000.DP0000–16X] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Previously Issued Oil and Gas Leases in the White River National Forest, CO Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Record of Decision (ROD) based on the analysis in the ‘‘Previously Issued Oil and Gas Leases in the White River National Forest Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).’’ That EIS addressed the treatment of 65 previously issued oil and gas leases on lands within the White River National Forest (WRNF). By this notice the BLM is announcing the availability of the ROD. On November 17, 2016, the BLM Colorado State Director signed and the Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior approved the ROD. ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD are available for public inspection at the BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office, 2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, CO 81652. Interested persons may also review the ROD on the project Web site SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision Adopting U.S. 
Forest Service's Final Environmental Impact Statement for Oil and Gas 
Leasing on Lands Administered by the White River National Forest, CO

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 (NEPA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the 
availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) adopting the Final United 
States Forest Service's (USFS) ``White River National Forest Oil and 
Gas Leasing Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS),'' which 
identifies the lands available for oil and gas leasing in the White 
River National Forest, including stipulations to protect surface 
resources.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD are available for public inspection at the 
BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office, 2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, 
CO 81652. Interested persons may also review the ROD on the project Web 
site at https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/nepa/nepa_register.do.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Larson, Project Manager, at the 
address above, by telephone at 970-876-9000, or by email at 
glarson@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the 
deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 
to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FRS 
is available 24 hours a day, seven 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 BLM's ROD formally adopts the USFS, 
December 2014, White River National Forest Oil and Gas Leasing Final 
EIS. The Department of the Interior (DOI) and the BLM concur with the 
selection of a combination of Alternatives B and C as described in the 
USFS ROD (December 3, 2015). As identified in 40 CFR 1506.3(a), ``[a]n 
agency may adopt a Federal draft or final . . . [EIS] or portion 
thereof provided that the statement or portion thereof meets the 
standards for an adequate statement under these [the Council on 
Environmental Quality (CEQ)] regulations.'' The BLM affirms that this 
Final EIS meets all requirements of the CEQ, DOI and BLM for 
preparation of an EIS.
    Oil and gas leasing on National Forest System Lands is a 
collaborative process between the USFS and the BLM. The USFS is 
responsible for making land availability decisions, while the BLM is 
responsible for issuing and managing oil and gas leases, as described 
in the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act.
    The BLM was a Cooperating Agency in the preparation of the USFS's 
Final EIS. Per 40 CFR 1506.3(c), the BLM adopts the Final EIS without 
re-circulating, as the BLM has concluded that its comments and 
suggestions were incorporated during the NEPA process.
    This decision is approved by the Deputy Secretary of DOI; 
therefore, it is not subject to administrative appeal (43 CFR 
4.410(a)(3)).

    Authority:  40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10.

Ruth Welch,
BLM Colorado State Director.
[FR Doc. 2016-28806 Filed 11-29-16; 8:45 am]
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