Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and a Notice of Segregation for the Proposed Yellow Pine Solar Project, Clark County, NV, 25484-25485 [2018-10961]

Download as PDF 25484 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 106 / Friday, June 1, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Bureau of Land Management [189A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900253G] [LLNVS01000. L51010000.PQ0000. LVRWF1201670; N–90788; MO# 4500110426] Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of Connecticut AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: Notice. The notice announces that the Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment entered into between the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut and the State of Connecticut is taking effect. SUMMARY: This compact takes effect on June 1, 2018. DATES: Ms. Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary—Policy and Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Under section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) Public Law 100– 497, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq., the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) shall publish in the Federal Register notice of approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. The Secretary took no action on the Amendment to the compact between the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut and the State of Connecticut within 45 days of its submission. Therefore, the Amendment is considered to have been approved, but only to the extent the Amendment is consistent with IGRA. See 25 U.S.C. 2710(d)(8)(C). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: May 25, 2018. John Tahsuda, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, Exercising the Authority of the Acting Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2018–11738 Filed 5–31–18; 8:45 am] daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4337–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and a Notice of Segregation for the Proposed Yellow Pine Solar Project, Clark County, NV 17:06 May 31, 2018 Jkt 244001 As requested by Yellow Pine Solar, LLC, and in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), the BLM Las Vegas Field Office will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed solar project located approximately 10 miles southeast of Pahrump, Nevada, and approximately 32 miles west of Las Vegas, Nevada. Publication of this Notice initiates the scoping process and opens a 90-day public comment period. Publication of this Notice also serves to segregate the public lands from appropriation under the public land laws, including location and entry under the Mining Law, but not disposal under the Mineral Leasing Act or the Materials Act, subject to valid existing rights. This Notice initiates the public scoping process and the segregation. SUMMARY: Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until August 30, 2018. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local news media and the BLM website at: https://goo.gl/gNbjnz. Comments must be received prior to the close of the scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later, to be included in the Draft EIS. The BLM will provide additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of the Draft EIS. ADDRESSES: Submit comments related to the project by any of the following methods: • Email: blm_nv_sndo_yellowpine@ blm.gov • Fax: (702) 515–5073, attention Nicollee Gaddis • Mail: BLM, Las Vegas Field Office, Attn: Nicollee Gaddis, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130–2301 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have your name added to the mailing list, send requests to: Nicollee Gaddis, Renewable DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Energy Project Manager, at telephone (702) 515–5136; or address 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130–2301; or email blm_nv_snd0_ yellowpine@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: In 2016, Yellow Pine Solar, LLC requested an amended right-of-way (ROW) authorization for the construction, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of a 250-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) power plant that would provide renewable energy to Nevada’s electrical transmission grid. In 2011, the original ROW application was filed by Boulevard Associates, LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, and the project is thus not subject to the decisions adopted by the 2012 Western Solar Plan, the BLM’s Record of Decision (ROD) for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States (BLM 2012). The proposed project includes 9,290 acres of lands managed by the BLM. The project is located in Clark County at the intersection of Nevada State Route 160 and Tecopa Road, approximately 10 miles southeast of Pahrump, Nevada and approximately 32 miles west of Las Vegas. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and guide the process for developing the EIS. At present, the BLM has identified the following preliminary issues: Threatened and endangered species, cultural resources, visual resources, surface water, recreation, socioeconomic effects, and cumulative impacts. The congressionally designated Old Spanish National Historic Trail crosses the area. Habitat for the federally listed desert tortoise is in this proposal area. The BLM will consult with Native American tribes on a government-togovernment basis in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, Executive Order 13175, and other policies. Tribal concerns will be given due consideration, including any impacts on Indian Trust assets. Federal, State, and local agencies, along with other stakeholders that may be interested or affected by the BLM’s decision on this project, are invited to participate in the E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 106 / Friday, June 1, 2018 / Notices scoping process and, if eligible, may request or be requested by the BLM to participate as a cooperating agency. 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Segregation of the Public Lands In 2013, the BLM published a Final Rule, Segregation of Lands—Renewable Energy (78 FR 25204), that amended the regulations found in 43 CFR 2090 and 2800. The provisions of the Final Rule allow the BLM to temporarily segregate public lands within a solar or wind application area from the operation of the public land laws, including the Mining Law, by publication of a Federal Register Notice. The BLM uses this temporary segregation authority to preserve its ability to approve, approve with modifications, or deny proposed ROWs, and to facilitate the orderly administration of the public lands. This temporary segregation is subject to valid existing mining claims located before this segregation notice. Licenses, permits, cooperative agreements, or discretionary land use authorizations of a temporary nature which would not impact lands identified in this notice may be allowed with the approval of an authorized officer of the BLM during the segregation period. The lands segregated under this notice are legally described as follows: Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada T. 21 S., R. 55 E., Sec. 31, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4 and E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 32, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, and S1⁄2; Sec. 33, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, and S1⁄2; Sec. 34, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SE1⁄4. T. 22 S., R. 55 E., Sec. 1, W1⁄2SW1⁄4 and SE1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 2, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, and S1⁄2; Sec. 3, lots 2 thru 4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, and S1⁄2; Secs. 4 and 5; Sec. 6, lot 1, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, and E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 7, E1⁄2NE1⁄4; Sec. 8, N1⁄2; Sec. 9, N1⁄2; Secs. 10 thru 14. T. 22 S., R. 56 E., Sec. 7, lots 3 and 4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 17, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, and S1⁄2; Sec. 18. As provided in the Final Rule, the segregation of lands in this Notice will not exceed 2 years from the date of publication unless extended for up to 2 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 May 31, 2018 Jkt 244001 additional years, through publication of a new notice in the Federal Register. Termination of the segregation occurs on the earliest of the following dates: Upon issuance of a decision by the authorized officer granting, granting with modifications, or denying the application for a ROW; automatically at the end of the segregation; or upon publication of a Federal Register Notice of termination of the segregation. Upon termination of segregation of these lands, all lands subject to this segregation will automatically reopen to appropriation under the public land laws. (Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7, 43 CFR 2091.3– 1(e), and 43 CFR 2804.25(f)) Vanessa L. Hice, Acting Las Vegas Field Manager. [FR Doc. 2018–10961 Filed 5–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–1203 (Review)] Xanthan Gum From China; Institution of a Five-Year Review United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted a review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’), as amended, to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on xanthan gum from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission. DATES: Instituted June 1, 2018. To be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is July 2, 2018. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by August 14, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202–205–3193), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25485 Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (https:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this proceeding may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—On July 19, 2013, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) issued an antidumping duty order on imports of xanthan gum from China (78 FR 43143). The Commission is conducting a review pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)), to determine whether revocation of the order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to the domestic industry within a reasonably foreseeable time. Provisions concerning the conduct of this proceeding may be found in the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure at 19 CFR parts 201, subparts A and B and 19 CFR part 207, subparts A and F. The Commission will assess the adequacy of interested party responses to this notice of institution to determine whether to conduct a full review or an expedited review. The Commission’s determination in any expedited review will be based on the facts available, which may include information provided in response to this notice. Definitions.—The following definitions apply to this review: (1) Subject Merchandise is the class or kind of merchandise that is within the scope of the five-year review, as defined by the Department of Commerce. (2) The Subject Country in this review is China. (3) The Domestic Like Product is the domestically produced product or products which are like, or in the absence of like, most similar in characteristics and uses with, the Subject Merchandise. In its original determination, the Commission defined a single Domestic Like Product, xanthan gum, coextensive with Commerce’s scope. (4) The Domestic Industry is the U.S. producers as a whole of the Domestic Like Product, or those producers whose collective output of the Domestic Like Product constitutes a major proportion of the total domestic production of the product. In its original determination, the Commission defined the Domestic Industry as all U.S. producers of xanthan gum. (5) The Order Date is the date that the antidumping duty order under review became effective. In this review, the Order Date is July 19, 2013. (6) An Importer is any person or firm engaged, either directly or through a E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNVS01000. L51010000.PQ0000. LVRWF1201670; N-90788; MO# 4500110426]


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and 
a Notice of Segregation for the Proposed Yellow Pine Solar Project, 
Clark County, NV

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: As requested by Yellow Pine Solar, LLC, and in compliance with 
the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), the 
BLM Las Vegas Field Office will prepare an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) for a proposed solar project located approximately 10 
miles southeast of Pahrump, Nevada, and approximately 32 miles west of 
Las Vegas, Nevada. Publication of this Notice initiates the scoping 
process and opens a 90-day public comment period. Publication of this 
Notice also serves to segregate the public lands from appropriation 
under the public land laws, including location and entry under the 
Mining Law, but not disposal under the Mineral Leasing Act or the 
Materials Act, subject to valid existing rights. This Notice initiates 
the public scoping process and the segregation.

DATES: Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until August 30, 
2018. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be 
announced at least 15 days in advance through local news media and the 
BLM website at: https://goo.gl/gNbjnz. Comments must be received prior 
to the close of the scoping period or 15 days after the last public 
meeting, whichever is later, to be included in the Draft EIS. The BLM 
will provide additional opportunities for public participation upon 
publication of the Draft EIS.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments related to the project by any of the 
following methods:

 Email: [email protected]
 Fax: (702) 515-5073, attention Nicollee Gaddis
 Mail: BLM, Las Vegas Field Office, Attn: Nicollee Gaddis, 4701 
North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130-2301

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have 
your name added to the mailing list, send requests to: Nicollee Gaddis, 
Renewable Energy Project Manager, at telephone (702) 515-5136; or 
address 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130-2301; or 
email [email protected]. 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: In 2016, Yellow Pine Solar, LLC requested an 
amended right-of-way (ROW) authorization for the construction, 
operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of a 250-megawatt (MW) 
photovoltaic (PV) power plant that would provide renewable energy to 
Nevada's electrical transmission grid. In 2011, the original ROW 
application was filed by Boulevard Associates, LLC, a subsidiary of 
NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, and the project is thus not subject to 
the decisions adopted by the 2012 Western Solar Plan, the BLM's Record 
of Decision (ROD) for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern 
States (BLM 2012).
    The proposed project includes 9,290 acres of lands managed by the 
BLM. The project is located in Clark County at the intersection of 
Nevada State Route 160 and Tecopa Road, approximately 10 miles 
southeast of Pahrump, Nevada and approximately 32 miles west of Las 
Vegas.
    The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant 
issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, 
including alternatives, and guide the process for developing the EIS. 
At present, the BLM has identified the following preliminary issues: 
Threatened and endangered species, cultural resources, visual 
resources, surface water, recreation, socioeconomic effects, and 
cumulative impacts. The congressionally designated Old Spanish National 
Historic Trail crosses the area. Habitat for the federally listed 
desert tortoise is in this proposal area.
    The BLM will consult with Native American tribes on a government-
to-government basis in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, 
Executive Order 13175, and other policies. Tribal concerns will be 
given due consideration, including any impacts on Indian Trust assets. 
Federal, State, and local agencies, along with other stakeholders that 
may be interested or affected by the BLM's decision on this project, 
are invited to participate in the

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scoping process and, if eligible, may request or be requested by the 
BLM to participate as a cooperating agency.
    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.

Segregation of the Public Lands

    In 2013, the BLM published a Final Rule, Segregation of Lands--
Renewable Energy (78 FR 25204), that amended the regulations found in 
43 CFR 2090 and 2800. The provisions of the Final Rule allow the BLM to 
temporarily segregate public lands within a solar or wind application 
area from the operation of the public land laws, including the Mining 
Law, by publication of a Federal Register Notice. The BLM uses this 
temporary segregation authority to preserve its ability to approve, 
approve with modifications, or deny proposed ROWs, and to facilitate 
the orderly administration of the public lands. This temporary 
segregation is subject to valid existing mining claims located before 
this segregation notice. Licenses, permits, cooperative agreements, or 
discretionary land use authorizations of a temporary nature which would 
not impact lands identified in this notice may be allowed with the 
approval of an authorized officer of the BLM during the segregation 
period.
    The lands segregated under this notice are legally described as 
follows:

Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada

T. 21 S., R. 55 E.,
    Sec. 31, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\ and E\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 32, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, and S\1/2\;
    Sec. 33, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, and S\1/2\;
    Sec. 34, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, SW\1/4\, and W\1/2\SE\1/4\.
T. 22 S., R. 55 E.,
    Sec. 1, W\1/2\SW\1/4\ and SE\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 2, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, and S\1/2\;
    Sec. 3, lots 2 thru 4, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, and S\1/2\;
    Secs. 4 and 5;
    Sec. 6, lot 1, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, and E\1/2\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 7, E\1/2\NE\1/4\;
    Sec. 8, N\1/2\;
    Sec. 9, N\1/2\;
    Secs. 10 thru 14.
T. 22 S., R. 56 E.,
    Sec. 7, lots 3 and 4, E\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 17, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, S\1/2\NW\1/4\, and S\1/2\;
    Sec. 18.

    As provided in the Final Rule, the segregation of lands in this 
Notice will not exceed 2 years from the date of publication unless 
extended for up to 2 additional years, through publication of a new 
notice in the Federal Register. Termination of the segregation occurs 
on the earliest of the following dates: Upon issuance of a decision by 
the authorized officer granting, granting with modifications, or 
denying the application for a ROW; automatically at the end of the 
segregation; or upon publication of a Federal Register Notice of 
termination of the segregation.
    Upon termination of segregation of these lands, all lands subject 
to this segregation will automatically reopen to appropriation under 
the public land laws.

(Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7, 43 CFR 2091.3-1(e), and 43 CFR 
2804.25(f))

Vanessa L. Hice,
Acting Las Vegas Field Manager.
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