Notice of Availability for the Sonoran Valley Parkway Project Final Environmental Impact Statement, Maricopa County, AZ, 10834-10835 [2019-05290]

Download as PDF 10834 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 56 / Friday, March 22, 2019 / Notices below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the USGS; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the USGS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the USGS minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. 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. 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[FR Doc. 2019–05526 Filed 3–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLAZP02000.L14400000.ER0000.19X.AZA– 34177] Notice of Availability for the Sonoran Valley Parkway Project Final Environmental Impact Statement, Maricopa County, AZ Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lower Sonoran Field Office has prepared a Final SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Sonoran Valley Parkway Project (Parkway) and by this notice is announcing its availability. DATES: The BLM will not issue a final decision on the proposal for a minimum of 30 days after the date that the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Final EIS are available for public inspection at the following locations: BLM Lower Sonoran Field Office, 21605 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027; Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 Civic Center Drive, Avondale, AZ 85323; Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E Western Avenue, Avondale, AZ 85323; Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W Van Buren Street C–101, Goodyear, AZ 85338; and Maricopa Public Library, 2700 N Central Avenue Suite 700, Phoenix, AZ 85004. It may also be reviewed on the BLM ePlanning website at https://go.usa.gov/ xP9zF. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward J Kender, Lower Sonoran Field Manager, at the previously listed address, telephone 623–580–5500, or email ekender@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 Mr. Kender during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question for Mr. Kender. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The City of Goodyear has requested a 250-footwide right-of-way (ROW) from the BLM to construct an approximately 15- to 18mile long, two- to six-lane Parkway in Rainbow Valley, in Maricopa County, Arizona. The project is primarily located on BLM-administered land with smaller sections on State and private land. The BLM’s purpose and need for the project is to respond to the application for a ROW grant and decide whether to approve, approve with modifications, or deny the project ROW. The Parkway would be constructed in phases, beginning with two lanes, with potential future expansions to four and six lanes. Expansion beyond a two-lane Parkway would require further authorizations from the BLM and would be subject to additional environmental review. The Parkway will provide a direct route in southern Goodyear connecting Rainbow Valley Road to the community of Mobile and State Route 238, and will improve emergency response times. The BLM Preferred and the Applicant E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 56 / Friday, March 22, 2019 / Notices Proposed Alternatives are located almost entirely within the El Paso Natural Gas multi-use utility corridor. The Final EIS addresses in detail the direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts for a suite of alternatives. The BLM identified a portion of Alternative A, the applicant proposed action, in combination with Sub-Alternative G, as the BLM Preferred Alternative. It would be approximately 15 miles long; and include approximately 10 miles of BLMadministered land, 1 mile of State land, and 4 miles of private land. Sub-Alternative G provides an alternative alignment for approximately 3 miles of Alternative A at the south end of the Parkway. It is the route that has the least impact on resources and infrastructure in the area. Best management practices, standard operating procedures and application proposed measures to avoid and minimize impacts would be implemented by the applicant during construction, reclamation, and operation of the Parkway. To comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the BLM consulted with the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office and potentially affected Indian tribes, and executed a Programmatic Agreement to address possible adverse effects from the Parkway. Comments on the Draft EIS pertained to a variety of issues including: Potential impacts from groundwater drawdown, possible socioeconomic impacts to the local communities, and impacts to wildlife and other natural resources. Substantive comments are addressed in the Final EIS. Public comments resulted in the addition of clarifying text, but did not substantially change the proposed project or alternatives between the Draft and Final EIS. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10. Edward J. Kender, Field Manager, Lower Sonoran Field Office. [FR Doc. 2019–05290 Filed 3–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4130–32–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLMT926000–19X–L14400000.BJ0000; MO#4500131426] Notice of Proposed Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of proposed official filing. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Mar 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 The plats of survey for the lands described in this notice are scheduled to be officially filed 30 calendar days after the date of this publication in the BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the Director, Rocky Mountain Region, Billings, Montana, are necessary for the management of these lands. DATES: A person or party who wishes to protest this decision must file a notice of protest in time for it to be received in the BLM Montana State Office no later than 30 days after the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: A copy of the plats may be obtained from the Public Room at the BLM Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101, upon required payment. The plats may be viewed at this location at no cost. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Josh Alexander, BLM Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Montana; telephone: (406) 896–5123; email: jalexand@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at (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. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The lands surveyed are: SUMMARY: Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: 43 U.S.C. Chapter 3. Joshua F. Alexander, Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Montana. [FR Doc. 2019–05421 Filed 3–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [RR01016000, XXXR4524KK, RX.411.29361.1010000] A person or party who wishes to protest an official filing of a plat of survey identified above must file a written notice of protest with the BLM Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Montana at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. The notice of protest must identify the plat(s) of survey that the person or party wishes to protest. The notice of protest must be received in the BLM Montana State Office no later than the scheduled date of the proposed official filing for the plat(s) of survey being protested; if received after regular business hours, a notice of protest will be considered filed the next business day. A written statement of reasons in support of the protest, if not filed with the notice of protest, must be filed with the BLM Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Montana within 30 calendar days after the notice of protest is received. If a notice of protest of the plat(s) of survey is received prior to the Frm 00066 scheduled date of official filing or during the 10 calendar day grace period provided in 43 CFR 4.401(a) and the delay in filing is waived, the official filing of the plat(s) of survey identified in the notice of protest will be stayed pending consideration of the protest. A plat of survey will not be officially filed until the next business day after all timely protests have been dismissed or otherwise resolved, including appeals. If a notice of protest is received after the scheduled date of official filing and the 10 calendar day grace period provided in 43 CFR 4.401(a), the notice of protest will be untimely, may not be considered, and may be dismissed. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in a notice of protest or statement of reasons, you should be aware that the documents you submit—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available in their entirety at any time. While you can ask us to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Bureau of Reclamation Principal Meridian, Montana T. 26 N., R. 46 E. Secs. 4, 8, and 9. PO 00000 10835 Notice To Reopen the Solicitation Period To Contract for Hydroelectric Power Development on the Bureau of Reclamation’s North Unit Main Canal, Deschutes Project, Madras, Oregon Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice to reopen a solicitation period. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 56 (Friday, March 22, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLAZP02000.L14400000.ER0000.19X.AZA-34177]


Notice of Availability for the Sonoran Valley Parkway Project 
Final Environmental Impact Statement, Maricopa County, AZ

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 
1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lower Sonoran 
Field Office has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) 
for the Sonoran Valley Parkway Project (Parkway) and by this notice is 
announcing its availability.

DATES: The BLM will not issue a final decision on the proposal for a 
minimum of 30 days after the date that the Environmental Protection 
Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Final EIS are available for public inspection 
at the following locations: BLM Lower Sonoran Field Office, 21605 North 
7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027; Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 
Civic Center Drive, Avondale, AZ 85323; Sam Garcia Western Avenue 
Library, 495 E Western Avenue, Avondale, AZ 85323; Goodyear Branch 
Library, 14455 W Van Buren Street C-101, Goodyear, AZ 85338; and 
Maricopa Public Library, 2700 N Central Avenue Suite 700, Phoenix, AZ 
85004. It may also be reviewed on the BLM ePlanning website at https://go.usa.gov/xP9zF.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward J Kender, Lower Sonoran Field 
Manager, at the previously listed address, telephone 623-580-5500, or 
email ekender@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 Mr. Kender during normal business hours. The FRS is 
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question 
for Mr. Kender. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The City of Goodyear has requested a 250-
foot-wide right-of-way (ROW) from the BLM to construct an approximately 
15- to 18-mile long, two- to six-lane Parkway in Rainbow Valley, in 
Maricopa County, Arizona. The project is primarily located on BLM-
administered land with smaller sections on State and private land. The 
BLM's purpose and need for the project is to respond to the application 
for a ROW grant and decide whether to approve, approve with 
modifications, or deny the project ROW.
    The Parkway would be constructed in phases, beginning with two 
lanes, with potential future expansions to four and six lanes. 
Expansion beyond a two-lane Parkway would require further 
authorizations from the BLM and would be subject to additional 
environmental review.
    The Parkway will provide a direct route in southern Goodyear 
connecting Rainbow Valley Road to the community of Mobile and State 
Route 238, and will improve emergency response times. The BLM Preferred 
and the Applicant

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Proposed Alternatives are located almost entirely within the El Paso 
Natural Gas multi-use utility corridor. The Final EIS addresses in 
detail the direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts for a suite of 
alternatives. The BLM identified a portion of Alternative A, the 
applicant proposed action, in combination with Sub-Alternative G, as 
the BLM Preferred Alternative. It would be approximately 15 miles long; 
and include approximately 10 miles of BLM-administered land, 1 mile of 
State land, and 4 miles of private land.
    Sub-Alternative G provides an alternative alignment for 
approximately 3 miles of Alternative A at the south end of the Parkway. 
It is the route that has the least impact on resources and 
infrastructure in the area.
    Best management practices, standard operating procedures and 
application proposed measures to avoid and minimize impacts would be 
implemented by the applicant during construction, reclamation, and 
operation of the Parkway. To comply with Section 106 of the National 
Historic Preservation Act, the BLM consulted with the Arizona State 
Historic Preservation Office and potentially affected Indian tribes, 
and executed a Programmatic Agreement to address possible adverse 
effects from the Parkway.
    Comments on the Draft EIS pertained to a variety of issues 
including: Potential impacts from groundwater drawdown, possible 
socioeconomic impacts to the local communities, and impacts to wildlife 
and other natural resources. Substantive comments are addressed in the 
Final EIS. Public comments resulted in the addition of clarifying text, 
but did not substantially change the proposed project or alternatives 
between the Draft and Final EIS.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10.

Edward J. Kender,
Field Manager, Lower Sonoran Field Office.
[FR Doc. 2019-05290 Filed 3-21-19; 8:45 am]
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