Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Plains Pipeline, L.P. Replacement Project in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Kern Counties, California, 19107-19108 [2019-08847]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 86 / Friday, May 3, 2019 / Notices available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personally identifiable information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 43 CFR 1610.2. Danielle K. Chi, BLM California Deputy State Director, Natural Resources, Planning and Fire. [FR Doc. 2019–08846 Filed 5–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [19X LLUTG01000 L91450000.EJ0000] Notice of Termination of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Crescent Point Energy Utah Federal-Tribal Well Development Project, Duchesne and Uintah Counties, Utah Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of termination. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, on April 8, 2016, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Vernal Field Office published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Crescent Point Energy Utah FederalTribal Well Development Project in Duchesne and Uintah Counties, Utah. The Notice announced the beginning of the scoping process for solicitation of input on the identification of issues and evaluation of the effects of the proposed development by Crescent Point Energy. The proposed EIS would have evaluated the effects of the proposed development in the Uinta Basin. On December 12, 2018, Crescent Point Energy withdrew its proposed action. The BLM is therefore terminating the EIS process. DATES: Termination of the EIS for the proposed Crescent Point Energy Utah Federal-Tribal Well Development Project in Duchesne and Uintah Counties, Utah, takes effect immediately. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Howard, Project Manager, 170 S 500 E, Vernal, UT 84078; telephone: (435) 781–4469; email: showard@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 Ms. Howard during normal business hours. FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 May 02, 2019 Jkt 247001 message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The applicant, Crescent Point Energy, had filed a plan of development for their Federal, State, private, and tribal trust leases. Crescent Point proposed to drill up to 3,925 new oil and gas wells and build 863 miles of roads; 693 miles of pipelines co-located with the proposed roads; 170 miles of cross-country pipelines; 400 miles of trunk pipelines; 5 salt water disposal wells; 5 produced water treatment facilities; 20 central tank batteries; 4 gas processing plants; 8 oil storage areas; and 4 equipment storage areas. Since the BLM published a NOI in the Federal Register (81 FR 20668), the applicant has acquired significant additional assets, changed its drilling techniques, and revised its corporate strategy such that the original proposed action no longer reflects its plans for the project area. In accordance with the applicant’s December 12, 2018, request, the BLM is terminating the EIS in accordance with BLM Manual Handbook H–1790–1 Section 9.8. Edwin L. Roberson, State Director. [FR Doc. 2019–09116 Filed 5–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCAC06000.L51010000.ER0000 .LVRWB18B6800.18XL1109AF MO#450012099] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Plains Pipeline, L.P. Replacement Project in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Kern Counties, California Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: In accordance 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) Bakersfield Field Office, Bakersfield, California, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), analyzing the impacts of a proposal by Plains Pipeline, L.P. to replace its roughly 127mile pipeline, which includes approximately 14 miles of Federal public lands, in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Kern counties. This notice announces the beginning of the scoping SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19107 process to solicit public comments and identify issues. DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the EIS. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until June 3, 2019. In order to be included in the analysis, all scoping comments must be submitted in writing and received prior to the close of the 30day scoping period. We will provide additional opportunities for public participation as appropriate. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to this EIS by any of the following methods: • Website: https://go.usa.gov/xE5f2. • Mail: Bakersfield Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Plains Pipeline Replacement Project Analysis, 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined during regular business hours at the Bakersfield Field Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeromy Caldwell, Assistant Field Manager, telephone 661–391–6000; address Bureau of Land Management, 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308; email BLM_CA_Web_BK@ blm.gov. Contact Mr. Caldwell 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. FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Plains Pipeline, L.P. filed a right-of-way application on January 9, 2018, for the replacement and abandonment of approximately 127 miles of existing oil pipelines. The project spans multiple local, State and Federal jurisdictions. On August 7, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Interior determined the project would be addressed under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST–41). The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, if necessary, and guide the planning process. The BLM, other Federal, State, and local agencies and other stakeholders have identified the following preliminary issues: Air and atmospheric values, water quality and quantity, cultural resources, paleontological resources, and special status species. The BLM will address reasonably foreseeable impacts to E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1 amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES 19108 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 86 / Friday, May 3, 2019 / Notices resources from approval of this project. Mitigation may include avoidance, minimization, rectification, reduction or elimination over time, and may be considered at multiple scales, including the landscape scale. The BLM will use the NEPA scoping process to help fulfill public involvement requirements under the National Historic Preservation Act (54 U.S.C. 306108), as provided in 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). Information about historic and cultural resources within the area potentially affected by the project will assist the BLM in identifying and evaluating impacts to such resources. The BLM will consult with Indian tribes on a government-to-government basis in accordance with existing law, regulations, and policy. Tribal concerns, including impacts on Indian trust assets and potential impacts to cultural resources, will be given due consideration. 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 scoping process and, if eligible, may request or be requested by the BLM to participate in the development of the environmental analysis as a cooperating agency. The BLM will evaluate issues to be addressed in the analysis, and will place them into one of three categories: 1. Issues to be resolved in the analysis; 2. Issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action; or 3. Issues beyond the scope of the EIS. The BLM will provide an explanation in the Draft EIS as to why an issue was placed in category two or three. The public is also encouraged to help identify any management questions and concerns that should be addressed in the analysis. The BLM will work collaboratively with interested parties to identify the management decisions that are best suited to local, regional and national needs and concerns. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personally identifiable information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personally identifiable information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 May 02, 2019 Jkt 247001 Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 43 CFR 1610.2). Danielle K. Chi, BLM California Deputy State Director, Natural Resources, Planning and Fire. [FR Doc. 2019–08847 Filed 5–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [19X L1109AF LLUTY00000 L17110000.DQ0000 LX.SS.J0650000] Notice of Public Meeting for the Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee, Utah Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: information and advice regarding the development of the Monument Management Plan. Agenda topics will include welcoming new committee members, reviewing the charter, providing an overview to, and soliciting information and advice from, the BENM–MAC regarding the development of the Draft Monument Management Plans and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Shash Ja´a and Indian Creek Units of the Bears Ears National Monument. BENM–MAC members will also select a person to serve as chair. The final agenda will be posted online at https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/ resource-advisory-council/near-me/ utah/mac. The meeting is open to the public; however, transportation, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the participating individuals. There will be an opportunity for public comment during the meeting. Depending on the number of people who wish to speak and the time available, the time for individual comments may be limited. Written comments may also be sent to the BLM Canyon Country District at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. All comments received will be provided to the BENM–MAC for their consideration and posted on Committee’s website. 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 in your comment that the BLM withhold your personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. Detailed meeting minutes for the BENM–MAC meetings will be maintained in the BLM Canyon Country District and will be available for public inspection and reproduction during regular business hours within thirty (30) days following the meeting. In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee (BENM–MAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The BENM–MAC will hold a public meeting on June 5–6, 2019. The meeting will be held on June 5, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and continue on June 6, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hideout Community Center, 648 South Hideout Way, Monticello, Utah 84535. Written comments to address the BENM–MAC may be sent to the BLM Canyon Country District, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, Utah 84532, or via email with the subject line ‘‘BENM– MAC’’ to blm_ut_mt_mail@blm.gov. Written comments must be received by Friday, May 31, 2019 to be considered by BENM–MAC members in their first meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Bryant, Public Affairs Specialist, BLM Canyon Country District, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, Utah 84532; phone 435–259–2187; or by email at lmbryant@ Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–2. blm.gov. Persons who use a Anita Bilbao, telecommunications device for the deaf Associate State Director. (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to [FR Doc. 2019–09125 Filed 5–2–19; 8:45 am] leave a message or question for the BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P above individual. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member Committee will provide SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 86 (Friday, May 3, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19107-19108]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-08847]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLCAC06000.L51010000.ER0000.LVRWB18B6800.18XL1109AF MO#450012099]


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Proposed Plains Pipeline, L.P. Replacement Project in Santa 
Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Kern Counties, California

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: In accordance 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) Bakersfield 
Field Office, Bakersfield, California, intends to prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), analyzing the impacts of a 
proposal by Plains Pipeline, L.P. to replace its roughly 127-mile 
pipeline, which includes approximately 14 miles of Federal public 
lands, in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Kern counties. This notice 
announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public 
comments and identify issues.

DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the EIS. 
Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until June 3, 2019. In 
order to be included in the analysis, all scoping comments must be 
submitted in writing and received prior to the close of the 30-day 
scoping period. We will provide additional opportunities for public 
participation as appropriate.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to this EIS by any of the 
following methods:
     Website: https://go.usa.gov/xE5f2.
     Mail: Bakersfield Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 
Attn: Plains Pipeline Replacement Project Analysis, 3801 Pegasus Drive, 
Bakersfield, CA 93308.
    Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined during regular 
business hours at the Bakersfield Field Office.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeromy Caldwell, Assistant Field 
Manager, telephone 661-391-6000; address Bureau of Land Management, 
3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308; email [email protected]. 
Contact Mr. Caldwell 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. FRS is available 24 hours a 
day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a 
reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Plains Pipeline, L.P. filed a right-of-way 
application on January 9, 2018, for the replacement and abandonment of 
approximately 127 miles of existing oil pipelines. The project spans 
multiple local, State and Federal jurisdictions.
    On August 7, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Interior determined 
the project would be addressed under the Fixing America's Surface 
Transportation Act (FAST-41).
    The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant 
issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, 
including alternatives, if necessary, and guide the planning process. 
The BLM, other Federal, State, and local agencies and other 
stakeholders have identified the following preliminary issues: Air and 
atmospheric values, water quality and quantity, cultural resources, 
paleontological resources, and special status species. The BLM will 
address reasonably foreseeable impacts to

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resources from approval of this project. Mitigation may include 
avoidance, minimization, rectification, reduction or elimination over 
time, and may be considered at multiple scales, including the landscape 
scale.
    The BLM will use the NEPA scoping process to help fulfill public 
involvement requirements under the National Historic Preservation Act 
(54 U.S.C. 306108), as provided in 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). Information 
about historic and cultural resources within the area potentially 
affected by the project will assist the BLM in identifying and 
evaluating impacts to such resources.
    The BLM will consult with Indian tribes on a government-to-
government basis in accordance with existing law, regulations, and 
policy. Tribal concerns, including impacts on Indian trust assets and 
potential impacts to cultural resources, will be given due 
consideration. 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 scoping process and, if 
eligible, may request or be requested by the BLM to participate in the 
development of the environmental analysis as a cooperating agency.
    The BLM will evaluate issues to be addressed in the analysis, and 
will place them into one of three categories:
    1. Issues to be resolved in the analysis;
    2. Issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action; 
or
    3. Issues beyond the scope of the EIS.
    The BLM will provide an explanation in the Draft EIS as to why an 
issue was placed in category two or three. The public is also 
encouraged to help identify any management questions and concerns that 
should be addressed in the analysis. The BLM will work collaboratively 
with interested parties to identify the management decisions that are 
best suited to local, regional and national needs and concerns.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personally identifiable information in your comment, you should 
be aware that your entire comment--including your personally 
identifiable information--may be made publicly available at any time. 
While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personally 
identifiable information from public review, we cannot guarantee that 
we will be able to do so.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 43 CFR 1610.2).

Danielle K. Chi,
BLM California Deputy State Director, Natural Resources, Planning and 
Fire.
[FR Doc. 2019-08847 Filed 5-2-19; 8:45 am]
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