Notice of Availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Mount Hope Project, Eureka County, Nevada, 44327-44328 [2019-18242]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 164 / Friday, August 23, 2019 / Notices recreation and access; paleontological and cultural resources; livestock grazing; mineral resources; and wildlife, water, vegetation, and soil resources. This planning effort also considers management of lands with wilderness characteristics and designation of Areas of Critical Environmental Concern. The formal public scoping process for the RMPs and EIS began on January 16, 2018, with publication of a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register (83 FR 2179) and ended on April 11, 2018. The BLM held public scoping meetings in Kanab and Escalante, Utah, in March 2018. The Notice of Availability for the Draft RMPs/EIS was published on August 17, 2018 (83 FR 41108), followed by a Notice of Error, on August 31, 2019 (83 FR 44659), that extended the public comment period on the Draft RMPs/EIS. The BLM accepted public comments on the range of alternatives, effects analysis and Draft RMPs for 105 days, ending on November 30, 2018. During the public comment period, public meetings were held in Kanab and Escalante, Utah. The Draft RMPs/EIS evaluated four alternatives in detail. Alternative A is the No Action alternative, which is a continuation of existing decisions in the Monument Management Plan. Alternative B generally focuses on protection of resources (e.g., wildlife, vegetation, cultural, etc.) while providing for targeted resource use (e.g., rights-of-way, travel, mineral development). Alternative C generally represents a balance of resource protection and resource use. Alternative D generally focuses on maximizing resource use (e.g., rights-of-way, minerals development, livestock grazing) while still providing for resource protection as required by applicable regulations, laws, policies, plans, and guidance, including protection of Monument objects within the GSENM Units. Comments on the Draft RMPs/EIS received from the public, the Utah Resource Advisory Council, cooperating agencies and tribes, and internal BLM review were considered and incorporated as appropriate into the Proposed RMPs/ Final EIS. Public comments resulted in the addition of clarifying text, but did not significantly change the range of alternatives considered. Alternative E was developed in response to comments received on the Draft RMPs/EIS and includes elements of Alternatives A, B, C, and D. The BLM has identified Alternative E as the agency’s Proposed RMPs. Identification of this alternative, however, does not represent final agency direction. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Aug 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 In the Proposed RMPs, the BLM proposes that recreational target shooting shall not be allowed on certain lands managed by the BLM in both GSENM and KEPA. As proposed, target shooting would generally be allowed, but would be prohibited within at least 0.25 miles of residences, campgrounds, and developed recreation facilities. The proposed closure would provide for public safety near residences, campgrounds and developed recreation facilities. The proposed closure would also enhance the safety of the public visiting campgrounds and developed recreation facilities in GSENM and KEPA, which would improve their experience. In accordance with the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act of 2019, the BLM is announcing the opening of a 60-day public comment period on the proposed target shooting closure. As such, the BLM is only accepting comments on the proposed target shooting closure. All comments must be received by the date set forth in the DATES section above and must be submitted using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. All protests must be in writing and submitted, as set forth in the DATES and ADDRESSES sections above. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6 40 CFR 1506.10 43 CFR 1610.2 and 36 CFR 219.59. Edwin L. Roberson, State Director. [FR Doc. 2019–18243 Filed 8–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVB0100.L19900000.EX0000.211B.19X MO#4500136314] Notice of Availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Mount Hope Project, Eureka County, Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. 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 (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mount Lewis Field Office, Battle Mountain, Nevada, has prepared a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the 30-day SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44327 review period on the Final 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 Final 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: The review period will end following a 30 day review period beginning on the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: For questions related to the Mount Hope Project: • 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 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. E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1 44328 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 164 / Friday, August 23, 2019 / Notices The BLM has prepared this Final 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 Final 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 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. Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7. Jon D. Sherve, Field Manager, Mount Lewis Field Office. [FR Doc. 2019–18242 Filed 8–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management [OMB Control Number 1010–0106; Docket ID: BOEM–2017–0016] Agency Information Collection Activities; Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore Facilities Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is proposing to renew an information collection request (ICR) with revisions. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 22, 2019. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Aug 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 Send your comments on this ICR by mail to the BOEM Information Collection Clearance Officer, Anna Atkinson, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 45600 Woodland Road, Sterling, Virginia 20166; or by email to anna.atkinson@ boem.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1010–0106 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Anna Atkinson by email, or by telephone at 703–787–1025. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, BOEM provides the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps BOEM assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimizes the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. BOEM is soliciting comments on the proposed ICR described below. We are especially interested in public comments addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of BOEM; (2) what can BOEM do to ensure that this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the burden estimate accurate; (4) how might BOEM enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might BOEM minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including minimizing the burden through the use of information technology? Comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. BOEM will include or summarize each comment in our request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of this ICR. You should be aware that your entire comment— including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. In order for BOEM to withhold from disclosure your personally identifiable information, you must identify any information contained in the submittal of your comments that, if released, would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of your personal privacy. You must also briefly describe any possible harmful consequences of the disclosure of your information, such as embarrassment, injury, or other harm. While you can ask us in your comment ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to withhold your personally identifiable information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. BOEM protects proprietary information in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and the Department of the Interior’s FOIA regulations (43 CFR part 2), and under applicable sections of 30 CFR parts 550 and 552 promulgated pursuant to Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) at 43 U.S.C. 1352(c). Abstract: This ICR concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations in 30 CFR part 553, Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore Facilities, including any supplementary notices to leases and operators that provide clarification, description, or explanation of these regulations; and forms BOEM–1016 through 1023, and BOEM–1025. BOEM uses the information collected under 30 CFR part 553 to verify compliance with section 1016 of the Oil Pollution Act, as amended, 33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq. This information is necessary to confirm that applicants can pay for cleanup and damages resulting from oil spills and other hydrocarbon discharges that originate from covered offshore facilities. BOEM uses forms to collect information to ensure proper and efficient administration of Oil Spill Financial Responsibility. BOEM collects information to: • Provide a standard method for establishing eligibility for oil spill financial responsibility for offshore facilities; • Identify and maintain a record of those offshore facilities that have a potential oil spill liability; • Establish and maintain a continuous record, over the liability term specified in Title I of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, of financial evidence and instruments established to pay claims for oil spill cleanup and damages resulting from operations conducted on covered offshore facilities and the transportation of oil from covered offshore facilities and wells; • Establish and maintain a continuous record of responsible parties, as defined in Title I of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, and their agents or Authorized Representatives for oil spill financial responsibility for covered offshore facilities; and • Establish and maintain a continuous record, over the liability term specified in Title I of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, of persons to contact and U.S. Agents for Service of Process for claims associated with oil spills from covered offshore facilities. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 164 (Friday, August 23, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44327-44328]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-18242]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNVB0100.L19900000.EX0000.211B.19X MO#4500136314]


Notice of Availability of the Final 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 Final 
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and by this notice is 
announcing the beginning of the 30-day review period on the Final 
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 Final 
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: The review period will end following a 30 day review period 
beginning on the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its 
Notice of Availability in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: For questions related to the Mount Hope Project:
     Email: [email protected].
     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 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.

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    The BLM has prepared this Final 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 Final 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 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. 2019-18242 Filed 8-22-19; 8:45 am]
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