Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for BNI Coal Ltd.'s Coal Lease-by-Application NDM-102083, Oliver County, ND, Notice of Public Hearing, and Request for Comment on Environmental Assessment, Maximum Economic Recovery, and Fair Market Value, 40018-40019 [2017-17782]

Download as PDF 40018 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [178A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010. 999900 253G; OMB Control Number 1076– 0084] Agency Information Collection Activities; Bureau of Indian Affairs Housing Improvement Program Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is proposing to renew an information collection. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 23, 2017. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request (ICR) by mail to Mr. Les Jensen, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop 3645, Washington, DC 20240; or by email to Leslie.Jensen@bia.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1076– 0084 in the subject line of your comments. DATES: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Mr. Les Jensen by email at Leslie.Jensen@bia.gov, or by telephone: (907) 586–7397. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. We are soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the BIA (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the BIA enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the BIA minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Aug 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. 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. Abstract: Submission of this information allows BIA to determine applicant eligibility for housing services based upon the criteria referenced in 25 CFR 256.9 (repairs and renovation assistance) and 256.10 (replacement housing assistance). Enrolled members of federally recognized tribes, who live within a tribe’s designated and approved service area, submit information on an application form. The information is collected on a BIA Form 6407, ‘‘Housing Assistance Application,’’ and includes: A. Applicant Information including: Name, current address, telephone number, date of birth, social security number, tribe, roll number, reservation, marital status, name of spouse, date of birth of spouse, tribe of spouse, and roll number of spouse. B. Family Information including: Name, date of birth, relationship to applicant, and tribe/roll number. C. Income Information: Earned and unearned income. D. Housing Information including: Location of the house to be repaired, constructed, or purchased; description of housing assistance for which applying; knowledge of receipt of prior Housing Improvement Program assistance, amount to whom and when; ownership or rental; availability of electricity and name of electric company; type of sewer system; water source; number of bathroom facilities. E. Land Information including: Landowner; legal status of land; or type of interest in land. F. General Information including: Prior receipt of services under the Housing Improvement Program and description of such; ownership of other housing and description of such; identification of Housing and Urban Development-funded house and current status of project; identification of other sources of housing assistance for which the applicant has applied and been denied assistance, if applying for a new housing unit or purchase of an existing PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 standard unit; and advisement and description of any severe health problem, handicap or permanent disability. G. Applicant Certification including: Signature of applicant and date, and signature of spouse and date. Title of Collection: Bureau of Indian Affairs Housing Improvement Program. OMB Control Number: 1076–0084. Form Number: BIA–6407. Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 8,000 per year, on average. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 8,000 per year, on average. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 8,000 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: A response is required to obtain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: Once per year. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $0. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Elizabeth K. Appel, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–17840 Filed 8–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [15X.LLMTC03200.L51100000.GA0000. LVEME15CE410, MO # 4500080022] Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for BNI Coal Ltd.’s Coal Lease-by-Application NDM–102083, Oliver County, ND, Notice of Public Hearing, and Request for Comment on Environmental Assessment, Maximum Economic Recovery, and Fair Market Value Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), North Dakota Field Office (NDFO) is publishing this notice to announce that an Environmental Assessment (EA) for BNI Coal, Ltd.’s (BNI) Federal Coal Lease-by-Application SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / Notices (LBA), serial number NDM–102083, is available for public review and comment. The BLM is also announcing that it will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the EA, Fair Market Value (FMV), and Maximum Economic Recovery (MER) of the coal resources contained in the proposed BNI LBA lease tract. The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Written comments should be received no later than October 12, 2017. DATES: The public hearing will be held at the Betty Hagel Memorial Civic Center, 312 N. Lincoln Ave., Center, North Dakota. In addition, copies of the EA are available at http://bit.ly/ 2kyeGoM and the NDFO at the address below. You may submit comments related to the BNI EA, FMV, and MER by any of the following methods: • Email: BLM_MT_North_Dakota_ BNI_LBA@blm.gov; • Mail: Bureau of Land Management, North Dakota Field Office, Attention: Irma Nansel, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, 99 23rd Avenue West, Suite A, Dickinson, ND 58601. Submitted comments related to the BNI EA, FMV, and MER for the tract will be available for public inspection at the NDFO address listed above. ADDRESSES: Irma Nansel, Planning and Environmental Coordinator; telephone: 406–233–3653; or at the address and email provided in the ADDRESSES section. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question for the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On November 7, 2014, BNI submitted an amended application to lease a 160-acre tract of Federal coal located in Oliver County, North Dakota. The BLM’s EA analyzes and discloses the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of leasing and subsequent mining of the proposed 160-acre coal tract. The lease tract is located at the Center Mine and contains 2.43 million tons of in-place Federal coal resources. Due to adverse geologic conditions, BNI intends to mine approximately 1.69 million tons of coal from the tract. The tract underlies private surface and is described as follows: asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Aug 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 Fifth Principal Meridian, North Dakota T. 141 N., R. 83 W., Sec. 18, NE1⁄4. The area described contains 160 acres. Through this notice, the BLM is inviting the public to provide comments regarding the potential environmental impacts related to the proposed action, and also to submit comments on the FMV and the MER for the proposed LBA tract. All public comments, whether written or oral, will receive consideration prior to the BLM’s decision regarding the leasing of the Federal coal contained in the tract. Public comments on the EA should address the potential environmental impacts of the proposed action. Public comments on the FMV and MER for the proposed lease tract may address, but do not have to be limited to, the following: 1. The quality and quantity of the Federal coal resource; 2. The mining method or methods to be employed to obtain the MER of the coal, including the name of the coal bed(s) to be mined, timing and rate of production, restriction of mining, and the inclusion of the tracts in an existing mining operation; 3. The price that the mined coal would bring when sold; 4. Costs, including mining and reclamation costs, of producing the coal and the anticipated timing of production; 5. The percentage rate at which anticipated income streams should be discounted, either with inflation, or in the absence of inflation, in which case the anticipated rate of inflation should be given; 6. Depreciation, depletion, amortization, and other tax accounting factors; and 7. The value of any privately held mineral or surface estate in the Center Mine area. Any proprietary information or data that you submit to the BLM must be marked as confidential to assure the data will be treated in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations governing the confidentiality of such information or data. A copy of the comments submitted by the public on the EA, FMV, and MER for the tract, except those portions identified as proprietary and that meet one of the exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act, will be available for public inspection at the BLM NDFO, at the address listed above, during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40019 comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made public at any time. While you may request in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that this will occur. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6; 43 CFR 3425.3, and 3425.4. Jon Raby, BLM Montana/Dakotas Acting State Director. [FR Doc. 2017–17782 Filed 8–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–669 (Fourth Review)] Cased Pencils From China Determination On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject five-year review, the United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’), that revocation of the antidumping duty order on cased pencils from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. Background The Commission, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)), instituted this review on June 1, 2016 (81 FR 35059) and determined on September 6, 2016 that it would conduct a full review (82 FR 12467, March 3, 2017). Notice of the scheduling of the Commission’s review and of a public hearing to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register on March 3, 2017 (82 FR 12467). The hearing was cancelled at the request of the domestic interested parties. The notice of cancellation of the hearing was published in the Federal Register on June 6, 2017 (82 FR 26118). The Commission made this determination pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)). It completed and filed its determination in this review on August 17, 2017. The 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[15X.LLMTC03200.L51100000.GA0000.LVEME15CE410, MO # 4500080022]


Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for BNI 
Coal Ltd.'s Coal Lease-by-Application NDM-102083, Oliver County, ND, 
Notice of Public Hearing, and Request for Comment on Environmental 
Assessment, Maximum Economic Recovery, and Fair Market Value

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), North Dakota Field Office 
(NDFO) is publishing this notice to announce that an Environmental 
Assessment (EA) for BNI Coal, Ltd.'s (BNI) Federal Coal Lease-by-
Application

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(LBA), serial number NDM-102083, is available for public review and 
comment. The BLM is also announcing that it will hold a public hearing 
to receive comments on the EA, Fair Market Value (FMV), and Maximum 
Economic Recovery (MER) of the coal resources contained in the proposed 
BNI LBA lease tract.

DATES: The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 
from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Written comments should be received no later than 
October 12, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be held at the Betty Hagel Memorial 
Civic Center, 312 N. Lincoln Ave., Center, North Dakota. In addition, 
copies of the EA are available at http://bit.ly/2kyeGoM and the NDFO at 
the address below. You may submit comments related to the BNI EA, FMV, 
and MER by any of the following methods:
     Email: BLM_MT_North_Dakota_BNI_LBA@blm.gov;
     Mail: Bureau of Land Management, North Dakota Field 
Office, Attention: Irma Nansel, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, 
99 23rd Avenue West, Suite A, Dickinson, ND 58601.
    Submitted comments related to the BNI EA, FMV, and MER for the 
tract will be available for public inspection at the NDFO address 
listed above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irma Nansel, Planning and 
Environmental Coordinator; telephone: 406-233-3653; or at the address 
and email provided in the ADDRESSES section. Persons who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay 
Service at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal 
business hours. The Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 
to leave a message or question for the above individual. You will 
receive a reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 7, 2014, BNI submitted an 
amended application to lease a 160-acre tract of Federal coal located 
in Oliver County, North Dakota. The BLM's EA analyzes and discloses the 
potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of leasing and 
subsequent mining of the proposed 160-acre coal tract. The lease tract 
is located at the Center Mine and contains 2.43 million tons of in-
place Federal coal resources. Due to adverse geologic conditions, BNI 
intends to mine approximately 1.69 million tons of coal from the tract. 
The tract underlies private surface and is described as follows:

Fifth Principal Meridian, North Dakota

T. 141 N., R. 83 W.,
    Sec. 18, NE\1/4\.

    The area described contains 160 acres.

    Through this notice, the BLM is inviting the public to provide 
comments regarding the potential environmental impacts related to the 
proposed action, and also to submit comments on the FMV and the MER for 
the proposed LBA tract. All public comments, whether written or oral, 
will receive consideration prior to the BLM's decision regarding the 
leasing of the Federal coal contained in the tract.
    Public comments on the EA should address the potential 
environmental impacts of the proposed action. Public comments on the 
FMV and MER for the proposed lease tract may address, but do not have 
to be limited to, the following:
    1. The quality and quantity of the Federal coal resource;
    2. The mining method or methods to be employed to obtain the MER of 
the coal, including the name of the coal bed(s) to be mined, timing and 
rate of production, restriction of mining, and the inclusion of the 
tracts in an existing mining operation;
    3. The price that the mined coal would bring when sold;
    4. Costs, including mining and reclamation costs, of producing the 
coal and the anticipated timing of production;
    5. The percentage rate at which anticipated income streams should 
be discounted, either with inflation, or in the absence of inflation, 
in which case the anticipated rate of inflation should be given;
    6. Depreciation, depletion, amortization, and other tax accounting 
factors; and
    7. The value of any privately held mineral or surface estate in the 
Center Mine area.
    Any proprietary information or data that you submit to the BLM must 
be marked as confidential to assure the data will be treated in 
accordance with the applicable laws and regulations governing the 
confidentiality of such information or data. A copy of the comments 
submitted by the public on the EA, FMV, and MER for the tract, except 
those portions identified as proprietary and that meet one of the 
exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act, will be available for 
public inspection at the BLM NDFO, at the address listed above, during 
regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday.
    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 public at any time. While you may request in 
your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from 
public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that this will occur.

    Authority:  40 CFR 1506.6; 43 CFR 3425.3, and 3425.4.

Jon Raby,
BLM Montana/Dakotas Acting State Director.
[FR Doc. 2017-17782 Filed 8-22-17; 8:45 am]
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