Competitive Coal Lease Sale, North Dakota, 42702-42703 [2017-19179]

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[FR Doc. 2017–19110 Filed 9–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLMT921000–17X–L51100000.GA0000– LVEME17CE530; NDM 107039; MO #4500107901] Competitive Coal Lease Sale, North Dakota Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of coal lease sale. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the coal resources in the lands described below in McLean County, North Dakota, will be offered for competitive lease by sealed bid in accordance with the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended. DATES: The lease sale will be held at 11 a.m. on October 17, 2017. Sealed bids must be submitted on or before 10 a.m. on October 17, 2017. ADDRESSES: The lease sale will be held in the 920 Conference Room of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Montana-Dakotas State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101–4669. The Detailed Statement of Lease Sale, the proposed coal lease, and Casefile NDM 107039 are available at this address. Sealed bids must be submitted to the Cashier, BLM MontanaDakotas State Office, at this same address. SUMMARY: Greg Fesko by telephone at 406–896–5080 or by email at gfesko@blm.gov; or Connie Schaff by telephone at 406–896–5060 or by email at cschaff@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: This sale is being held in response to a Lease by Application (LBA) filed by the Falkirk Mining Company. The Federal coal resource to be offered consists of the Federal 50 percent interest in the mineable lignite coal in the following described lands: T 146 N., R. 82 W., 5th P.M. Sec. 10: E1⁄2. The 320-acre tract, located in McLean County, North Dakota, contains an estimated 2.2 million tons of Federal inplace coal resources. The tract contains two mineable coal beds, the Hagel A and Hagel B beds. The Hagel A bed averages 7.6 feet in thickness with an average overburden depth of 89 feet, and the Hagel B bed averages 3.7 feet in thickness with an average interburden thickness of 36 feet. The coal quality for the Hagel A and Hagel B beds combined averages 6,320 BTU’s per pound in heating value, 7.7 percent ash, and 0.59 percent sulfur content. The tract will be leased to the qualified bidder of the highest cash amount, provided that the high bid meets or exceeds the BLM’s estimate of the fair-market value of the tract. The minimum bid for the tract is $100 per acre or fraction thereof. The minimum bid is not intended to represent fair market value. The fair-market value will be determined by the authorized officer after the sale. The sealed bids should be sent by certified mail, return-receipt requested, or be hand delivered to the Cashier, BLM Montana-Dakotas State Office, at the address given above and clearly marked ‘‘Sealed Bid for NDM 107039 Coal Sale—Not to be opened before 11 a.m. October 17, 2017.’’ The cashier will issue a receipt for each hand-delivered bid. Bids received after 10 a.m. will not be considered. If identical high bids are received, the tying high bidders will be requested to submit follow-up sealed bids until a high bid is received. All tiebreaking sealed bids must be submitted within 15 minutes following the sale official’s announcement at the sale that identical high bids have been received. Prior to lease issuance, the high bidder, if other than the applicant, must pay to the BLM the cost-recovery fees in the amount of $121,806 in addition to all processing costs the BLM incurs after E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 174 / Monday, September 11, 2017 / Notices the date of this sale notice (43 CFR 3473.2). A lease issued as a result of this offering will provide for payment of an annual rental of $3 per acre, or fraction thereof, and a royalty payable to the United States of 12.5 percent of the value of coal mined by surface methods and 8 percent of the value of coal mined by underground methods. Bidding instructions for the tract offered and the terms and conditions of the proposed coal lease are included in the Detailed Statement of Lease Sale. Copies of the statement and the proposed coal lease are available at the Montana-Dakotas State Office. Casefile NDM 107039 is also available for public inspection at the Montana-Dakotas State Office. (Authority: 43 CFR 3422.3–2) Richard M. Hotaling, Acting Associate State Director. [FR Doc. 2017–19179 Filed 9–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–PWR–PWRO–23152; PPPWGOGAP0 PPMPSAS1Z.YP0000] Final Environmental Impact Statement for Vista Grande Drainage Basin Improvement Project, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, California National Park Service, Interior. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) for the proposed Vista Grande Drainage Basin Project (Project), prepared in cooperation with the City of Daly City (Daly City). The Final EIS incorporates the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared by Daly City. Daly City is seeking a Special Use Permit from the NPS for construction activities proposed at Fort Funston, a possible Right of Way approval for outfall-related infrastructure on the beach below Fort Funston, and modernization of an existing easement to clarify the rights and obligations of the parties with regard to proposed structures within Fort Funston. DATES: The NPS will execute a Record of Decision no sooner than 30 days after the date of publication by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the notice of filing and availability of the Final EIS in the Federal Register. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Sep 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Steve Ortega at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) Planning Division at (415) 561–4930 or goga_planning@nps.gov. ADDRESSES: An electronic copy of the Final EIS is available on the project Web site (http://parkplanning.nps.gov/Vista_ Grande). A limited number of printed copies of the Final EIS are available for public inspection, and may be requested by contacting the GGNRA Planning Division as noted above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose and need for the Project is to alleviate flooding in the Vista Grande Drainage Basin and Canal and provide a sustainable source of water for management of Lake Merced water levels and quality, and to ensure that the portion of the Project within federally managed lands, if authorized, is constructed, operated, and maintained in a manner that is consistent with the protection and enhancement of resources, values, and uses of lands and waters under federal jurisdiction. NPS’s objectives for the Project include the following: (1) Avoid, minimize, or mitigate environmental impacts to Park natural and cultural resources; (2) during construction, ensure the health and safety of park visitors and staff, maintain access to and through Fort Funston, and minimize impacts to the visitor experience; (3) permanently improve public access along the beach; and (4) minimize impacts on park assets and sustain or restore all park assets (e.g., facilities, features, grounds) to pre-construction or better conditions. Range of Alternatives: The Project would address storm-related flooding in the Vista Grande Drainage Basin, while providing the additional benefit of augmenting the level of Lake Merced. The project would also improve recreational access and reduce litter transfer and deposition along the beach below Fort Funston and maximize the use of existing rights-of-way, easements, and infrastructure to minimize construction-related costs, habitat disturbance, and disruption to recreational users. The Final EIS describes and analyzes the following four alternatives: No Project/No Action Alternative would result in no construction of the physical components of the proposed Project, and none of the proposed operational changes to stormwater routing or Lake Merced water management would be made. The NPS would not grant the Special Use Permit or amend the existing easement, and no construction could occur within NPS- PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42703 managed lands. Annual Canal sediment removal activities would continue, as well as as-needed maintenance activities. Because Canal and Tunnel capacity would not be improved, occasional flooding of the Canal and associated flooding of John Muir Drive into Lake Merced and in local neighborhoods would continue. This alternative serves as the environmental baseline from which potential effects of the ‘‘action’’ alternatives were compared. Proposed Project, identified as the NPS preferred alternative, would consist of the following: (1) Improvements within the Vista Grande Basin storm drain system upstream of the Vista Grande Canal; (2) Partial replacement of the existing Vista Grande Canal to incorporate a gross solid screening device, an approximately 2.6-acre constructed treatment wetland, and diversion and discharge structures to route some stormwater (and authorized non-stormwater) flows from the Vista Grande Canal to Lake Merced and to allow lake water to be used for summer treatment wetland maintenance; (3) Modification of the existing effluent gravity pipeline so that it may be used year round to convey treated effluent from the nearby North San Mateo County Sanitation District Wastewater Treatment Plant to the existing outlet and diffuser by gravity, and abandoning the force main pipeline; (4) Modification of the existing lake overflow structure to include an adjustable weir and siphon that allows water from the lake to flow into the Canal and Tunnel; (5) Replacement of the existing Vista Grande Tunnel to expand its hydraulic capacity and extend its operating lifetime and replacement of the Lake Merced Portal to the Tunnel; and (6) Replacement of the existing Ocean Outlet structure and a portion of the existing 33-inch submarine outfall pipeline that crosses the beach at Fort Funston. Tunnel Alignment Alternative would include the construction of a replacement tunnel south of the existing Tunnel. The new tunnel would run from a new east portal at the Canal to a new or rehabilitated Ocean Outlet structure at Fort Funston. The Tunnel would run beneath the Olympic Club, Highway 35, and the GGNRA lands. This alternative could be paired with either the proposed Canal improvements or the Canal Configuration Alternative. Canal Configuration Alternative would not construct the box culvert replacing the first 1,500 feet of the Canal; rather, the diversion structure described for the proposed Project E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 174 (Monday, September 11, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42702-42703]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-19179]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLMT921000-17X-L51100000.GA0000-LVEME17CE530; NDM 107039; MO 
#4500107901]


Competitive Coal Lease Sale, North Dakota

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of coal lease sale.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the coal resources in the lands 
described below in McLean County, North Dakota, will be offered for 
competitive lease by sealed bid in accordance with the provisions of 
the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended.

DATES: The lease sale will be held at 11 a.m. on October 17, 2017. 
Sealed bids must be submitted on or before 10 a.m. on October 17, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The lease sale will be held in the 920 Conference Room of 
the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Montana-Dakotas State Office, 5001 
Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101-4669. The Detailed Statement 
of Lease Sale, the proposed coal lease, and Casefile NDM 107039 are 
available at this address. Sealed bids must be submitted to the 
Cashier, BLM Montana-Dakotas State Office, at this same address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Fesko by telephone at 406-896-
5080 or by email at gfesko@blm.gov; or Connie Schaff by telephone at 
406-896-5060 or by email at cschaff@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, 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: This sale is being held in response to a 
Lease by Application (LBA) filed by the Falkirk Mining Company. The 
Federal coal resource to be offered consists of the Federal 50 percent 
interest in the mineable lignite coal in the following described lands:

T 146 N., R. 82 W., 5th P.M.
    Sec. 10: E\1/2\.

    The 320-acre tract, located in McLean County, North Dakota, 
contains an estimated 2.2 million tons of Federal in-place coal 
resources. The tract contains two mineable coal beds, the Hagel A and 
Hagel B beds. The Hagel A bed averages 7.6 feet in thickness with an 
average overburden depth of 89 feet, and the Hagel B bed averages 3.7 
feet in thickness with an average interburden thickness of 36 feet. The 
coal quality for the Hagel A and Hagel B beds combined averages 6,320 
BTU's per pound in heating value, 7.7 percent ash, and 0.59 percent 
sulfur content.
    The tract will be leased to the qualified bidder of the highest 
cash amount, provided that the high bid meets or exceeds the BLM's 
estimate of the fair-market value of the tract. The minimum bid for the 
tract is $100 per acre or fraction thereof. The minimum bid is not 
intended to represent fair market value. The fair-market value will be 
determined by the authorized officer after the sale.
    The sealed bids should be sent by certified mail, return-receipt 
requested, or be hand delivered to the Cashier, BLM Montana-Dakotas 
State Office, at the address given above and clearly marked ``Sealed 
Bid for NDM 107039 Coal Sale--Not to be opened before 11 a.m. October 
17, 2017.'' The cashier will issue a receipt for each hand-delivered 
bid. Bids received after 10 a.m. will not be considered. If identical 
high bids are received, the tying high bidders will be requested to 
submit follow-up sealed bids until a high bid is received. All tie-
breaking sealed bids must be submitted within 15 minutes following the 
sale official's announcement at the sale that identical high bids have 
been received. Prior to lease issuance, the high bidder, if other than 
the applicant, must pay to the BLM the cost-recovery fees in the amount 
of $121,806 in addition to all processing costs the BLM incurs after

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the date of this sale notice (43 CFR 3473.2).
    A lease issued as a result of this offering will provide for 
payment of an annual rental of $3 per acre, or fraction thereof, and a 
royalty payable to the United States of 12.5 percent of the value of 
coal mined by surface methods and 8 percent of the value of coal mined 
by underground methods. Bidding instructions for the tract offered and 
the terms and conditions of the proposed coal lease are included in the 
Detailed Statement of Lease Sale. Copies of the statement and the 
proposed coal lease are available at the Montana-Dakotas State Office. 
Casefile NDM 107039 is also available for public inspection at the 
Montana-Dakotas State Office.

(Authority: 43 CFR 3422.3-2)

Richard M. Hotaling,
Acting Associate State Director.
[FR Doc. 2017-19179 Filed 9-8-17; 8:45 am]
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