Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Competitive Mineral Materials Sale (COC-078119) at Parkdale, Fremont County, CO, 37334 [2019-16337]

Download as PDF 37334 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 147 / Wednesday, July 31, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCOF02000 L51100000.GL0000 LVEMC1700600 18X] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Competitive Mineral Materials Sale (COC–078119) at Parkdale, Fremont County, CO 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) Royal Gorge Field Office, Can˜on City, Colorado, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed Competitive Mineral Materials Sale at Parkdale, Fremont County, Colorado. This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues for the EIS. SUMMARY: Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until August 30, 2019. The BLM will announce date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings at least 15 days in advance of the meeting through local media, newspapers, and the BLM National NEPA website. For comments to be considered in the Draft EIS, the BLM must receive them before the close of the 30-day scoping period. The BLM will provide additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of the Draft EIS. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Competitive Mineral Materials Sale (COC–078119) at Parkdale, Fremont County, Colorado, by any of the following methods: • BLM National NEPA website: https://eplanning.blm.gov/; search for NEPA Document Number BLM–CO– F020–2019–0013. • Mail: BLM Royal Gorge Field Office, 3028 East Main Street, Can˜on City, CO 81212. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Royal Gorge Field Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Carter, Geologist; telephone: (719) 269–8551; address: 3028 East Main Street, Can˜on City, CO 81212; email: sscarter@blm.gov. Contact Ms. Carter to have your name added to our mailing list. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:09 Jul 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 (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. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. has requested a contract from the BLM to mine 400million net tons of aggregate reserves located on BLM-managed lands adjacent to their existing hard rock quarry northwest of Can˜on City, Colorado. Mining activity would be conducted on up to approximately 700 acres of BLMadministered public land for up to 100 years with a maximum production rate of 4-million tons annually. The aggregate reserves consist of a granodiorite bedrock that would be mined utilizing blasting, crushing, and screening methods. The aggregate would be used in the production of asphalt and concrete, as well as for a source of railroad ballast. The current mine is the only rail-served aggregate mine in Colorado. The BLM mineral material reserves would sustain uninterrupted supplies of aggregate to meet future demands in southern Colorado and adjacent areas. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that may influence the scope of the environmental analysis for development of the EIS, including alternatives. At present, the BLM has identified the following preliminary issues: Potential effects to bighorn sheep, visual resources, air quality, surface and ground water quantity and quality, and socioeconomic conditions. The BLM will identify, analyze, and require mitigation, as appropriate, to address impacts to resources from the proposed action and alternatives. The BLM will utilize and coordinate the NEPA scoping process to help fulfill the public involvement process under the National Historic Preservation Act (54 U.S.C. 306108) as provided in 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). The information about historic and cultural resources within the area potentially affected by the proposed action 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 Executive Order 13175 and other policies. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 stakeholders that may be interested in or affected by the proposed Competitive Mineral Materials Sale (COC–078119) at Parkdale, Fremont County, Colorado, 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 EIS 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. Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7. Jamie Connell, Colorado State Director. [FR Doc. 2019–16337 Filed 7–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLESJ02300.L14400000.FQ0000; FLES 041063–03] Public Land Order No. 7881; Partial Revocation Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Withdrawal; Florida Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public Land Order. AGENCY: This Order revokes the withdrawal created by two Executive Orders insofar as they affect 16.41 acres of land reserved for the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) Jupiter Lighthouse site. The land is no longer needed for lighthouse purposes. This Order also returns administrative jurisdiction of the land to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to continue to be managed as part of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area. DATES: This Public Land Order takes effect on July 31, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vicki Craft, Realty Specialist, BLM–ES Southeastern States District Office, 273 Market Street, Flowood, MS 39232, 601–919–4655. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to reach the above individual. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLCOF02000 L51100000.GL0000 LVEMC1700600 18X]


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Proposed Competitive Mineral Materials Sale (COC-078119) at 
Parkdale, Fremont County, CO

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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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, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Royal Gorge 
Field Office, Ca[ntilde]on City, Colorado, intends to prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed Competitive 
Mineral Materials Sale at Parkdale, Fremont County, Colorado. This 
notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public 
comments and identify issues for the EIS.

DATES: Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until August 30, 
2019. The BLM will announce date(s) and location(s) of any scoping 
meetings at least 15 days in advance of the meeting through local 
media, newspapers, and the BLM National NEPA website. For comments to 
be considered in the Draft EIS, the BLM must receive them before the 
close of the 30-day scoping period. The BLM will provide additional 
opportunities for public participation upon publication of the Draft 
EIS.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Competitive Mineral 
Materials Sale (COC-078119) at Parkdale, Fremont County, Colorado, by 
any of the following methods:
     BLM National NEPA website: https://eplanning.blm.gov/; 
search for NEPA Document Number BLM-CO-F020-2019-0013.
     Mail: BLM Royal Gorge Field Office, 3028 East Main Street, 
Ca[ntilde]on City, CO 81212.
    Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Royal 
Gorge Field Office.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Carter, Geologist; 
telephone: (719) 269-8551; address: 3028 East Main Street, Ca[ntilde]on 
City, CO 81212; email: [email protected]. Contact Ms. Carter 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. You will receive a reply during 
normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. has 
requested a contract from the BLM to mine 400-million net tons of 
aggregate reserves located on BLM-managed lands adjacent to their 
existing hard rock quarry northwest of Ca[ntilde]on City, Colorado. 
Mining activity would be conducted on up to approximately 700 acres of 
BLM-administered public land for up to 100 years with a maximum 
production rate of 4-million tons annually. The aggregate reserves 
consist of a granodiorite bedrock that would be mined utilizing 
blasting, crushing, and screening methods. The aggregate would be used 
in the production of asphalt and concrete, as well as for a source of 
railroad ballast. The current mine is the only rail-served aggregate 
mine in Colorado. The BLM mineral material reserves would sustain 
uninterrupted supplies of aggregate to meet future demands in southern 
Colorado and adjacent areas.
    The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant 
issues that may influence the scope of the environmental analysis for 
development of the EIS, including alternatives. At present, the BLM has 
identified the following preliminary issues: Potential effects to 
bighorn sheep, visual resources, air quality, surface and ground water 
quantity and quality, and socioeconomic conditions. The BLM will 
identify, analyze, and require mitigation, as appropriate, to address 
impacts to resources from the proposed action and alternatives.
    The BLM will utilize and coordinate the NEPA scoping process to 
help fulfill the public involvement process under the National Historic 
Preservation Act (54 U.S.C. 306108) as provided in 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). 
The information about historic and cultural resources within the area 
potentially affected by the proposed action 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 Executive Order 13175 and other 
policies. 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 
proposed Competitive Mineral Materials Sale (COC-078119) at Parkdale, 
Fremont County, Colorado, 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 EIS 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.

    Authority:  40 CFR 1501.7.

Jamie Connell,
Colorado State Director.
[FR Doc. 2019-16337 Filed 7-30-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4310-JB-P