Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Mount Hope Project, Eureka County, Nevada, 8106 [2019-04059]

Download as PDF 8106 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 44 / Wednesday, March 6, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVB0100.L19900000.EX0000.211B.19X MO#4500130127] Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Mount Hope Project, Eureka County, Nevada AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice. ACTION: 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 (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mount Lewis Field Office, Battle Mountain, Nevada, has prepared a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the public comment period to solicit public comments on the Draft Supplemental EIS. The Mount Hope Project (Project) is owned by Eureka Moly, LLC (EML) and is located in central Nevada, approximately 23 miles northwest of Eureka, Nevada. The BLM has prepared this Draft Supplemental EIS as a response to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s remand decision for further action on issues identified in its December 28, 2016 decision. DATES: To ensure comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Draft Supplemental EIS within 45 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Mount Hope Project by any of the following methods: • Email: blm_nv_bmdo_eurekamoly_ seis@blm.gov. • Fax: 775–635–4034. • Mail: 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV 89820. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be downloaded from https:// go.usa.gov/xUhRK or examined at the Mount Lewis Field Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Hurrell—Project Manager, telephone 775–635–4000; address 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, Nevada 89820. Contact Kevin Hurrell to have your name added 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Mar 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 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. The BLM has prepared this Draft Supplemental EIS as a response to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s remand decision for further action on issues identified in its December 28, 2016 decision. The Draft Supplemental EIS includes the following: (1) An explanation of the usage of baseline values of zero for several air pollutants; (2) a quantitative cumulative air quality impacts analysis; and (3) a clarification of the status of certain springs and water holes under Executive Order Public Water Reserve No. 107. The Bureau of Land Management Mount Lewis Field Office authorized the Mount Hope Project Record of Decision, Plan of Operations Approval, and Approval of Issuance of Right-ofWay Grants on November 16, 2012. The Project consists of a proposed molybdenum mine including a power transmission line, a water well field, and all associated facilities to be located on public land administered by the BLM Mount Lewis Field Office and on private land controlled by EML. The Project will utilize an open pit mining method and will process the mined ore using a flotation and roasting process. When completed, a total of 8,618 acres of disturbance would occur within the 23,065-acre Project area. Of the 8,618 acres, 8,359 is public land and 259 is private land. The BLM has consulted, and continues to consult, with Native American tribes on a government-togovernment basis in accordance with Executive Order 13175 and other policies. Federal, State, and local agencies, along with tribes and other stakeholders that may be interested in or affected by the Project are invited to participate in the comment process. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 Jon D. Sherve, Field Manager, Mount Lewis Field Office. [FR Doc. 2019–04059 Filed 3–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVW00000.L51100000. GN0000.LVEMF1805980.18X MO# 4500131512] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed POA11 Project— Modification to the Plan of Operations for the Coeur Rochester and Packard Mines, Pershing 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) Humboldt River Field Office, Winnemucca, Nevada intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential impacts of approving an expansion to the existing Coeur Rochester and Packard silver mining operation in Pershing County, Nevada. This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues to be considered in the EIS, and serves to initiate public consultation, as required under the National Historic Preservation Act. DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the EIS. Comments on issues to be considered in the EIS may be submitted in writing until April 5, 2019. The dates and locations of two scoping meetings, one in Lovelock and the other in Winnemucca, Nevada, will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media, newspapers and the BLM website at: https://www.blm.gov/office/ winnemucca-district-office. In order to be included in the Draft EIS, all comments must be received prior to the close of the 30-day scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. We will provide additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of the Draft EIS. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Coeur Rochester and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNVB0100.L19900000.EX0000.211B.19X MO#4500130127]


Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental 
Impact Statement for the Mount Hope Project, Eureka County, Nevada

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mount 
Lewis Field Office, Battle Mountain, Nevada, has prepared a Draft 
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and by this notice is 
announcing the beginning of the public comment period to solicit public 
comments on the Draft Supplemental EIS. The Mount Hope Project 
(Project) is owned by Eureka Moly, LLC (EML) and is located in central 
Nevada, approximately 23 miles northwest of Eureka, Nevada.
    The BLM has prepared this Draft Supplemental EIS as a response to 
the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit's remand 
decision for further action on issues identified in its December 28, 
2016 decision.

DATES: To ensure comments will be considered, the BLM must receive 
written comments on the Draft Supplemental EIS within 45 days following 
the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of 
Availability in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Mount Hope Project by 
any of the following methods:
     Email: blm_nv_bmdo_eurekamoly_seis@blm.gov.
     Fax: 775-635-4034.
     Mail: 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV 89820.
    Documents pertinent to this proposal may be downloaded from https://go.usa.gov/xUhRK or examined at the Mount Lewis Field Office.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Hurrell--Project Manager, 
telephone 775-635-4000; address 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, 
Nevada 89820. Contact Kevin Hurrell to have your name added 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 BLM has prepared this Draft Supplemental 
EIS as a response to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth 
Circuit's remand decision for further action on issues identified in 
its December 28, 2016 decision. The Draft Supplemental EIS includes the 
following: (1) An explanation of the usage of baseline values of zero 
for several air pollutants; (2) a quantitative cumulative air quality 
impacts analysis; and (3) a clarification of the status of certain 
springs and water holes under Executive Order Public Water Reserve No. 
107.
    The Bureau of Land Management Mount Lewis Field Office authorized 
the Mount Hope Project Record of Decision, Plan of Operations Approval, 
and Approval of Issuance of Right-of-Way Grants on November 16, 2012. 
The Project consists of a proposed molybdenum mine including a power 
transmission line, a water well field, and all associated facilities to 
be located on public land administered by the BLM Mount Lewis Field 
Office and on private land controlled by EML. The Project will utilize 
an open pit mining method and will process the mined ore using a 
flotation and roasting process. When completed, a total of 8,618 acres 
of disturbance would occur within the 23,065-acre Project area. Of the 
8,618 acres, 8,359 is public land and 259 is private land.
    The BLM has consulted, and continues to consult, with Native 
American tribes on a government-to-government basis in accordance with 
Executive Order 13175 and other policies. Federal, State, and local 
agencies, along with tribes and other stakeholders that may be 
interested in or affected by the Project are invited to participate in 
the comment process.
    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.

    Authority:  40 CFR 1501.7

Jon D. Sherve,
Field Manager, Mount Lewis Field Office.
[FR Doc. 2019-04059 Filed 3-5-19; 8:45 am]
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