Notice of Availability of the Ambler Road Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Alaska, 45799-45800 [2019-18837]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 169 / Friday, August 30, 2019 / Notices Public Availability of Comments Written comments we receive become part of the administrative record associated with this action. 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 request in your comment that we withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. Next Steps If we decide to issue a permit to the applicant listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. Authority We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Rolland White, Assistant Regional Director—U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Interior Regions 9 and 12. [FR Doc. 2019–18729 Filed 8–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX19EE000101100] Public Meeting (via Teleconference) of the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (NEPEC) Federal Advisory Committee U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting (via teleconference). AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is publishing this notice to announce that the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (NEPEC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The virtual meeting will be held on Monday, September 30, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael Blanpied, U.S. Geological jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 Aug 29, 2019 Jkt 247001 Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 905, Reston, VA 20192; by email at mblanpied@usgs.gov; or by telephone at (703) 648–6696. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NEPEC provides advice and recommendations to the Director of the USGS on earthquake predictions and related scientific research. Purpose of the Meeting: The USGS will update the NEPEC on work in response to prior recommendations, most notably on initial implementation of a nationwide operational aftershock forecasting system, and on planned improvements to that system in the coming year. The USGS will also solicit input from the NEPEC on the agenda for a face-to-face meeting to be scheduled in the next fiscal year. Additional information about the NEPEC meeting is available at: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/ aboutus/nepec/. Agenda Topics: —Updates to the council on implementation of a nationwide operational aftershock forecasting system, and future planned improvements; —Soliciting input from the council on the agenda for a face-to-face meeting to be scheduled in the next fiscal year; and —Public comment period. Meeting Accessibility/Special Accommodations: The virtual meeting is open to the public. Members of the public wishing to participate in the virtual meeting should contact Dr. Michael Blanpied by email at mblanpied@usgs.gov to register no later than five (5) business days prior to the meeting. Virtual meeting (teleconference) call-in information will be provided at that time. Time will be allowed at the virtual meeting for any individual or organization wishing to make formal oral comments. Public Disclosure of Comments: Interested members of the public may submit relevant information for the NEPEC to consider during the teleconference. To allow for full consideration of information by the NEPEC members, written notice must be provided to Dr. Michael Blanpied, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 905, Reston, VA 20192; by email at mblanpied@usgs.gov; or by telephone at (703) 648–6696, at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting. Any written comments received will be provided to the NEPEC members. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45799 your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may 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: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2. Trent Richardson, Deputy Associate Director for Natural Hazards. [FR Doc. 2019–18822 Filed 8–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [19X.LLAK930100 L510100000.ER0000] Notice of Availability of the Ambler Road Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Alaska 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) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Ambler Road and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. The BLM is also announcing that it will be holding public meetings on the Draft EIS and subsistence-related hearings to receive comments on the Draft EIS and the project’s potential to impact subsistence resources and activities. DATES: To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Draft EIS within 45 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS in the Federal Register. The BLM will hold public meetings in: Alatna, Allakaket, Ambler, Anaktuvuk Pass, Anchorage, Bettles, Buckland, Coldfoot, Evansville, Fairbanks, Hughes, Huslia, Kiana, Kobuk, Kotzebue, Noatak, Noorvik, Selawik, Shungnak, Stevens Village, Tanana, Wiseman, Alaska and in Washington, DC. The dates, times, and locations of the meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Ambler Road Draft EIS by any of the following methods: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1 jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 45800 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 169 / Friday, August 30, 2019 / Notices • Website: https://www.blm.gov/ AmblerRoadEIS. • Mail: Ambler Road DEIS Comments, BLM Fairbanks District Office, 222 University Avenue, Fairbanks AK 99709. • Hand Deliver comments to: BLM, 222 University Avenue, Fairbanks, Alaska 99709. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina McMaster-Goering, Ambler Road EIS Project Manager, telephone: 907–271– 1310; address: 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513. You may also request to be added to the mailing list for the EIS. Documents pertaining to the Draft EIS may be examined at https://www.blm.gov/AmblerRoadEIS or at or at the BLM Alaska State Office, BLM Alaska Public Information Center (Public Room), 222 West 7th Avenue (First Floor), Anchorage, Alaska or the Fairbanks District Office, 222 University Avenue, Fairbanks, Alaska. 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 has prepared the Ambler Road Draft EIS. The Draft EIS is in response to an application for an industrial road rightof-way (ROW) in north-central Alaska across federal public lands and other lands. The road would run from the existing Dalton Highway to the Ambler Mining District. The area involved lies south of the Brooks Range, north of the Yukon River, west of the Dalton Highway and east of the Purcell Mountains. The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA), a public corporation of the State of Alaska, is the applicant. The purpose of the public comment period is to inform the public of the availability of the Draft EIS and solicit comments from the public. Information received during the public comment period will be used to develop the Final EIS. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information, be advised that your entire comment, including your identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comments to withhold your personal identifying information from public VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 Aug 29, 2019 Jkt 247001 review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. The BLM has worked with interested parties to develop a proposed action and alternatives consistent with the following criteria: • The proposed project submitted by the applicant, AIDEA; • Issues identified during public scoping, impacts and potential alternatives to be addressed; and • Subsistence resources and users, as well as potential actions to minimize adverse impacts to subsistence in accordance with section 810 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). Section 810 of ANILCA requires the BLM to evaluate the effects of the alternatives presented in the Draft EIS on subsistence activities, and to hold public hearings if it finds that any alternatives may significantly restrict subsistence users. The preliminary evaluation of subsistence impact indicates that certain alternatives analyzed in the Draft EIS and the associated cumulative impacts may significantly restrict subsistence uses. Therefore, the BLM will hold public hearings on subsistence resources and activities in conjunction with the public meeting on the Draft EIS in Alatna, Allakaket, Ambler, Anaktuvuk Pass, Bettles, Buckland, Coldfoot, Evansville, Hughes, Huslia, Kiana, Kobuk, Kotzebue, Noatak, Noorvik, Selawik, Shungnak, Stevens Village, Tanana, and Wiseman, Alaska. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6(b). Ted A. Murphy, Associate State Director, Alaska. [FR Doc. 2019–18837 Filed 8–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [19X LLUT912000 L13140000.PP0000] Notice of Public Meetings, Utah Resource Advisory Council, Utah Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Public Meetings. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Utah RAC is scheduled to meet on October 29–30, 2019. The meeting will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on October 29th and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 30th. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum, 765 E Main Street, Green River, Utah 84525. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lola Bird, Public Affairs Specialist, BLM Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101; phone (801) 539–4033; or email lbird@ 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 leave a message or question for the above individual. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Utah RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of public lands issues. Agenda topics will include BLM updates; BLM Utah FY 2019 accomplishments; statewide planning updates; Grand StaircaseEscalante National Monument and Kanab Field Office administrative changes; John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act implementation; recreation fee proposals, and other issues as appropriate. Final agenda will be posted online at https:// www.blm.gov/get-involved/resourceadvisory-council/near-you/utah/RAC. The meetings are open to the public; however, transportation, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the participating individuals. The meeting will offer a 30-minute public comment period. Depending on the number of people wishing to comment and the time available, the time for individual comments may be limited. Written comments may also be sent to the BLM Utah State Office at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. All comments received will be provided to the Utah RAC. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, please 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. Detailed meeting minutes for the Utah RAC meetings will be maintained in the BLM Utah State Office and will DATES: E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 169 (Friday, August 30, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45799-45800]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-18837]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[19X.LLAK930100 L510100000.ER0000]


Notice of Availability of the Ambler Road Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement, Alaska

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) has prepared a 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Ambler Road and by 
this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. The BLM is 
also announcing that it will be holding public meetings on the Draft 
EIS and subsistence-related hearings to receive comments on the Draft 
EIS and the project's potential to impact subsistence resources and 
activities.

DATES: To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive 
written comments on the Draft EIS within 45 days following the date the 
Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability of 
the Draft EIS in the Federal Register. The BLM will hold public 
meetings in: Alatna, Allakaket, Ambler, Anaktuvuk Pass, Anchorage, 
Bettles, Buckland, Coldfoot, Evansville, Fairbanks, Hughes, Huslia, 
Kiana, Kobuk, Kotzebue, Noatak, Noorvik, Selawik, Shungnak, Stevens 
Village, Tanana, Wiseman, Alaska and in Washington, DC. The dates, 
times, and locations of the meetings will be announced at least 15 days 
in advance through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Ambler Road Draft EIS 
by any of the following methods:

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     Website: https://www.blm.gov/AmblerRoadEIS.
     Mail: Ambler Road DEIS Comments, BLM Fairbanks District 
Office, 222 University Avenue, Fairbanks AK 99709.
     Hand Deliver comments to: BLM, 222 University Avenue, 
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina McMaster-Goering, Ambler Road EIS 
Project Manager, telephone: 907-271-1310; address: 222 West 7th Avenue, 
#13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513. You may also request to be added to the 
mailing list for the EIS. Documents pertaining to the Draft EIS may be 
examined at https://www.blm.gov/AmblerRoadEIS or at or at the BLM 
Alaska State Office, BLM Alaska Public Information Center (Public 
Room), 222 West 7th Avenue (First Floor), Anchorage, Alaska or the 
Fairbanks District Office, 222 University Avenue, Fairbanks, Alaska.
    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 has prepared 
the Ambler Road Draft EIS. The Draft EIS is in response to an 
application for an industrial road right-of-way (ROW) in north-central 
Alaska across federal public lands and other lands. The road would run 
from the existing Dalton Highway to the Ambler Mining District. The 
area involved lies south of the Brooks Range, north of the Yukon River, 
west of the Dalton Highway and east of the Purcell Mountains. The 
Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA), a public 
corporation of the State of Alaska, is the applicant.
    The purpose of the public comment period is to inform the public of 
the availability of the Draft EIS and solicit comments from the public. 
Information received during the public comment period will be used to 
develop the Final EIS.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information, be advised that your entire 
comment, including your identifying information, may be made publicly 
available at any time. While you may ask us in your comments to 
withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we 
cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
    The BLM has worked with interested parties to develop a proposed 
action and alternatives consistent with the following criteria:
     The proposed project submitted by the applicant, AIDEA;
     Issues identified during public scoping, impacts and 
potential alternatives to be addressed; and
     Subsistence resources and users, as well as potential 
actions to minimize adverse impacts to subsistence in accordance with 
section 810 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act 
(ANILCA).
    Section 810 of ANILCA requires the BLM to evaluate the effects of 
the alternatives presented in the Draft EIS on subsistence activities, 
and to hold public hearings if it finds that any alternatives may 
significantly restrict subsistence users. The preliminary evaluation of 
subsistence impact indicates that certain alternatives analyzed in the 
Draft EIS and the associated cumulative impacts may significantly 
restrict subsistence uses. Therefore, the BLM will hold public hearings 
on subsistence resources and activities in conjunction with the public 
meeting on the Draft EIS in Alatna, Allakaket, Ambler, Anaktuvuk Pass, 
Bettles, Buckland, Coldfoot, Evansville, Hughes, Huslia, Kiana, Kobuk, 
Kotzebue, Noatak, Noorvik, Selawik, Shungnak, Stevens Village, Tanana, 
and Wiseman, Alaska.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6(b).

Ted A. Murphy,
Associate State Director, Alaska.
[FR Doc. 2019-18837 Filed 8-29-19; 8:45 am]
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