Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program, Alaska, 50472-50473 [2019-20832]

Download as PDF 50472 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2019 / Notices American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437–1458. receive during the public comment period. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: We must receive your written comments on or before October 25, 2019. DATES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit requests for copies of the application and related documents, as well as any comments, by one of the following methods. All requests and comments should specify the applicant’s name and application number (TE49715D): • Email: permitsR3ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective application number TE49715D, in the subject line of your email message. • U.S. Mail: Regional Director, Attn: Carlita Payne, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: Carlita Payne, 612–713–5343 (phone); permitsR3ES@fws.gov (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened species unless authorized by a Federal permit. The ESA and our implementing regulations in part 17 of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) provide for the issuance of such permits and require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities involving endangered species. A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of propagation or survival of the species. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, and Federal agencies, Tribes, and the public to comment on the following application. Application No. Applicant Species Location Activity Type of take TE49715D ...... Jared I. Varner, Bridgeport, WV. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis), Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus (=Plecotus) townsendii virginianus). CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, ME, NC, NH, NY, OH, PA, SC, VA, WV. Conduct presence/absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. Capture, handle, mistnet, radio-tag, band, release. 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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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 24, 2019 Jkt 247001 Lori Nordstrom, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3. [FR Doc. 2019–20795 Filed 9–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [18X.LLAK930000 L131000.DP0000] Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program, Alaska Bureau of Land Management, Interior ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Alaska State Office, is issuing the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Coastal SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit action New Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program in accordance with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and in a manner similar to the administration of lease sales under the Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976, as amended. The Final EIS is available to the public. After 30 days, the BLM can issue a Record of Decision (ROD). ADDRESSES: Requests for information regarding the Final EIS may be mailed to: Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program EIS, Attn: Nicole Hayes, 222 West 7th Avenue, #13 Anchorage, AK 99513–7504. The Final EIS is available on the BLM Alaska website at https:// www.blm.gov/alaska/Coastal-Plain-EIS or at the BLM Alaska State Office, BLM Alaska Public Information Center, 222 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99513. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Hayes, BLM Alaska State Office, telephone: 907–271–4354; email: blm_ ak_coastalplain_EIS@blm.gov; or by mail: Bureau of Land Management, 222 E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2019 / Notices West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7599. 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. Hayes 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: The Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Final Leasing Program EIS analyzes implementing an oil and gas leasing program in accordance with Section 20001 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Public Law 115–97 (Dec. 22, 2017) ( Pub. L. 115–97), and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and in a manner similar to the administration of lease sales under the Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976, as amended. The Leasing EIS analyzes the potential environmental impacts of various leasing alternatives, including the areas to offer for sale, and the terms and conditions (i.e., lease stipulations and required operating procedures) to be applied to leases and associated potential future oil and gas activities, to properly balance oil and gas development with existing uses and protection of surface resources. The lands comprising the Coastal Plain include approximately 1.6 million acres within the approximately 19.3 millionacre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Final EIS will result in a ROD that will approve an oil and gas leasing program in the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, consistent with the direction provided in PL 115–97. The Draft EIS, published in December 2018, did not identify a Preferred Alternative, because the BLM did not have one at that time. The Final EIS identifies Alternative B as the BLM’s Preferred Alternative. In developing the preferred alternative, the BLM worked with interested parties to identify the management decisions best suited to local, regional, and national needs and concerns, in developing the preferred alternative consistent with the following criteria: • Under Public Law 115–97, hold not fewer than two lease sales, each to include not fewer than 400,000 acres area-wide, prioritizing the areas with the highest potential for hydrocarbons; • Consider all available Federal lands and waters within the Coastal Plain; • Consider all five purposes of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; • Address oil and gas leasing issues identified during scoping; VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 24, 2019 Jkt 247001 • Consider 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); and • Consider current surface management of the Coastal Plain. Upon completion of a Final EIS and ROD, the BLM intends to conduct lease sales in accordance with Public Law 115–97. Future on-the-ground actions requiring BLM approval, including proposed seismic and exploration plans or development proposals, would require further NEPA analysis based on specific and detailed information about where and what kind of activity is proposed. Additional site-specific terms and conditions may be required by the Authorized Officer prior to authorizing any oil and gas activity. Chad B. Padgett, State Director, Alaska. [FR Doc. 2019–20832 Filed 9–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR04093000, XXXR4081G3, RX.05940913.FY19310] Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group Charter Renewal AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. Notice of charter renewal. ACTION: Following consultation with the General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) is renewing the charter for the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group. The purpose of the Adaptive Management Work Group is to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary concerning the operation of Glen Canyon Dam and the exercise of other authorities pursuant to applicable Federal law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lee Traynham, (801) 524–3752, ltraynham@usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published in accordance with Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (Pub. L. 92–463, as amended). The certification of renewal is published below. SUMMARY: Certification I hereby certify that Charter renewal of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 50473 Work Group is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department of the Interior. David L. Bernhardt, Secretary of the Interior. [FR Doc. 2019–20801 Filed 9–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–455 and 731– TA–1149 (Second Review)] Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe From China Determinations On the basis of the record 1 developed in these subject five-year reviews, the United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’), that revocation of the countervailing and antidumping duty orders on circular welded carbon quality steel line pipe from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.2 Background The Commission, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)), instituted these reviews on April 1, 2019 (84 FR 12285) and determined on July 5, 2019 that it would conduct expedited reviews (84 FR 39861, August 12, 2019). The Commission made these determinations pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)). It completed and filed its determinations in these reviews on September 19, 2019. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4955 (September 2019), entitled Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from China: Investigation Nos. 701–TA– 455 and 731–TA–1149 (Second Review). By order of the Commission. Issued: September 20, 2019. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–20782 Filed 9–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). 2 Commissioners Randolph J. Stayin and Amy A. Karpel did not participate. E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[18X.LLAK930000 L131000.DP0000]


Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program, Alaska

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Alaska State Office, is 
issuing the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Coastal 
Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program in accordance with the Tax Cuts and 
Jobs Act of 2017, and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as 
amended (NEPA), and in a manner similar to the administration of lease 
sales under the Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976, as 
amended.

DATES: The Final EIS is available to the public. After 30 days, the BLM 
can issue a Record of Decision (ROD).

ADDRESSES: Requests for information regarding the Final EIS may be 
mailed to: Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program EIS, Attn: Nicole 
Hayes, 222 West 7th Avenue, #13 Anchorage, AK 99513-7504. The Final EIS 
is available on the BLM Alaska website at https://www.blm.gov/alaska/Coastal-Plain-EIS or at the BLM Alaska State Office, BLM Alaska Public 
Information Center, 222 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99513.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Hayes, BLM Alaska State Office, 
telephone: 907-271-4354; email: [email protected]; or by 
mail: Bureau of Land Management, 222

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West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513-7599. 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. Hayes 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: The Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Final 
Leasing Program EIS analyzes implementing an oil and gas leasing 
program in accordance with Section 20001 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 
of 2017, Public Law 115-97 (Dec. 22, 2017) ( Pub. L. 115-97), and the 
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and in a manner 
similar to the administration of lease sales under the Naval Petroleum 
Reserves Production Act of 1976, as amended. The Leasing EIS analyzes 
the potential environmental impacts of various leasing alternatives, 
including the areas to offer for sale, and the terms and conditions 
(i.e., lease stipulations and required operating procedures) to be 
applied to leases and associated potential future oil and gas 
activities, to properly balance oil and gas development with existing 
uses and protection of surface resources. The lands comprising the 
Coastal Plain include approximately 1.6 million acres within the 
approximately 19.3 million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The 
Final EIS will result in a ROD that will approve an oil and gas leasing 
program in the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, 
consistent with the direction provided in PL 115-97. The Draft EIS, 
published in December 2018, did not identify a Preferred Alternative, 
because the BLM did not have one at that time. The Final EIS identifies 
Alternative B as the BLM's Preferred Alternative.
    In developing the preferred alternative, the BLM worked with 
interested parties to identify the management decisions best suited to 
local, regional, and national needs and concerns, in developing the 
preferred alternative consistent with the following criteria:
     Under Public Law 115-97, hold not fewer than two lease 
sales, each to include not fewer than 400,000 acres area-wide, 
prioritizing the areas with the highest potential for hydrocarbons;
     Consider all available Federal lands and waters within the 
Coastal Plain;
     Consider all five purposes of the Arctic National Wildlife 
Refuge;
     Address oil and gas leasing issues identified during 
scoping;
     Consider 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); and
     Consider current surface management of the Coastal Plain.
    Upon completion of a Final EIS and ROD, the BLM intends to conduct 
lease sales in accordance with Public Law 115-97.
    Future on-the-ground actions requiring BLM approval, including 
proposed seismic and exploration plans or development proposals, would 
require further NEPA analysis based on specific and detailed 
information about where and what kind of activity is proposed. 
Additional site-specific terms and conditions may be required by the 
Authorized Officer prior to authorizing any oil and gas activity.

Chad B. Padgett,
State Director, Alaska.
[FR Doc. 2019-20832 Filed 9-24-19; 8:45 am]
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