Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Mount Hope Project, Eureka County, Nevada, 33152 [2017-15173]

Download as PDF 33152 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 19, 2017 / Notices Authority: 43 CFR 1831.1 Leon Chmura, Acting Chief Cadastral Surveyor. [FR Doc. 2017–15174 Filed 7–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GJ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVB010000 L19900000.DF0000 241A 15X 1109HF MO# 4500107331] Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Mount Hope Project, Eureka County, Nevada 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) Mount Lewis Field Office, Battle Mountain, Nevada, intends to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Mount Hope Project, a new open pit and milling operation for the recovery of molybdenum, in Eureka County, Nevada. This notice initiates the NEPA process for the SEIS. DATES: The BLM will provide opportunities for public comment upon publication of the Draft SEIS. ADDRESSES: Print and electronic copies of the 2012 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Mount Hope Project, along with background materials, are available at the BLM Mount Lewis Field Office, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, Nevada, during regular business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Copies of the 2012 Final EIS are also available for download at the following Web site: http://bit.ly/2oJRBm3. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Gabriel, Project Manager, telephone: 775–635–4000; address: 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV 89820. Contact Ms. Gabriel if you wish to add your name to our mailing list. 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, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:49 Jul 18, 2017 The Notice of Availability for the Mount Hope Project Final EIS was published in the Federal Register on October 12, 2012 (77 FR 62256). The BLM signed the Record of Decision on November 16, 2012. The Eureka Moly, LLC (EML) Mount Hope Project is a new open pit and milling operation for the recovery of molybdenum, located in central Nevada. The project encompasses approximately 8,355 acres of new surface disturbance, 8,092 of which are on public lands administered by the BLM, and 263 acres on private lands controlled by EML. On December 28, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit partially reversed and vacated the BLM’s decision with respect to certain aspects of the agency’s air quality impact and cumulative air impacts analysis. The court also remanded to the BLM to clarify the status of any public water reserves (PWRs). The SEIS will provide updated information and discussion regarding certain air quality data and analysis used in the original EIS, and will also provide clarifying language regarding PWRs potentially impacted by the project. The BLM will consult with Native American tribes, all the stakeholders included in the original EIS, and all other interested parties. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jkt 241001 Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 Jon D. Sherve, Field Manager, Mount Lewis Field Office . [FR Doc. 2017–15173 Filed 7–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–23515; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District (Huntington District) has corrected an inventory of associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on December 2, 2016. This notice corrects the number of associated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Huntington District. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Huntington District at the address in this notice by August 18, 2017. ADDRESSES: Mr. Rodney Parker, District Archeologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, 502, Eighth Street, Huntington, WV 25701, telephone (304) 399–5729, email rodney.d.parker@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the correction of an inventory of associated funerary objects under the control of the Huntington District. The associated funerary objects were removed from Bluestone Lake in Summers County, WV; Deer Creek Lake in Pickaway County, OH; Fishtrap Lake in Pike County, KY; Meldahl Lock and Dam in Adams County, OH; Paint Creek Lake in Highland County, OH; and Paintsville Lake in Johnson County, KY. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. This notice corrects the number of associated funerary objects published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register (81 FR 87067–87069, December 2, 2016). Transfer of control of the items in this correction notice has not occurred. Correction In the Federal Register (81 FR 87068, December 2, 2016), column 1, paragraph 1, sentence 4, under the heading ‘‘History and Description of the Remains,’’ is corrected by substituting the following sentence: The 1,336 associated funerary objects are 788 shell beads, 23 shell pendants, 1 biface fragment, 4 flakes, 2 unmodified rocks, 1 E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNVB010000 L19900000.DF0000 241A 15X 1109HF MO# 4500107331]


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Mount Hope Project, Eureka County, Nevada

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) Mount Lewis 
Field Office, Battle Mountain, Nevada, intends to prepare a 
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Mount Hope 
Project, a new open pit and milling operation for the recovery of 
molybdenum, in Eureka County, Nevada. This notice initiates the NEPA 
process for the SEIS.

DATES: The BLM will provide opportunities for public comment upon 
publication of the Draft SEIS.

ADDRESSES: Print and electronic copies of the 2012 Final Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIS) for the Mount Hope Project, along with 
background materials, are available at the BLM Mount Lewis Field 
Office, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, Nevada, during regular 
business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
holidays. Copies of the 2012 Final EIS are also available for download 
at the following Web site: http://bit.ly/2oJRBm3.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Gabriel, Project Manager, 
telephone: 775-635-4000; address: 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV 
89820. Contact Ms. Gabriel if you wish to add your name to our mailing 
list. 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, 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 Notice of Availability for the Mount 
Hope Project Final EIS was published in the Federal Register on October 
12, 2012 (77 FR 62256). The BLM signed the Record of Decision on 
November 16, 2012. The Eureka Moly, LLC (EML) Mount Hope Project is a 
new open pit and milling operation for the recovery of molybdenum, 
located in central Nevada. The project encompasses approximately 8,355 
acres of new surface disturbance, 8,092 of which are on public lands 
administered by the BLM, and 263 acres on private lands controlled by 
EML.
    On December 28, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the 
Ninth Circuit partially reversed and vacated the BLM's decision with 
respect to certain aspects of the agency's air quality impact and 
cumulative air impacts analysis. The court also remanded to the BLM to 
clarify the status of any public water reserves (PWRs). The SEIS will 
provide updated information and discussion regarding certain air 
quality data and analysis used in the original EIS, and will also 
provide clarifying language regarding PWRs potentially impacted by the 
project.
    The BLM will consult with Native American tribes, all the 
stakeholders included in the original EIS, and all other interested 
parties.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7

Jon D. Sherve,
Field Manager, Mount Lewis Field Office .
[FR Doc. 2017-15173 Filed 7-18-17; 8:45 am]
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