Notice of Availability of the Proposed Amendment to the Approved Resource Management Plan for the Miles City Field Office, Montana, and the Associated Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, 53171-53172 [2019-21558]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 193 / Friday, October 4, 2019 / Notices 684–1133; email: tbills@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact Mr. Bills 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: The 2015 Buffalo Field Office Approved RMP provides a single, comprehensive land use plan that guides management of BLM-administered lands and minerals in the Buffalo Field Office, which include approximately 800,000 acres of BLM surface land and 4.7 million acres of BLM mineral estate in Campbell, Johnson, and Sheridan counties in north-central Wyoming. Based on the above-referenced court decision, feedback from cooperating agencies and stakeholders, and public scoping, the BLM developed and analyzed a No Action Alternative and an Action Alternative, which are detailed in the Final Supplemental EIS. The alternatives focus solely on the allocation of lands open for leasing BLM-administered coal, in response to the court order. The No Action Alternative represents the decision area from the 2015 RMP and brings forward all management decisions that precluded coal development in the 2015 RMP. It relies on the decisions from the 2001 coalscreening process that informed the 2015 RMP, but uses an updated 2018 coal production baseline. The BLM also used the 2019 U.S. Energy Information Administration development forecast to project development in the Buffalo Field Office over the 20-year planning period. The No Action Alternative makes available 686,896 acres for consideration of coal leasing, which includes approximately 73.66 billion tons of BLM-administered coal reserves. The Action Alternative also uses the 2018 coal production baseline and the 2019 U.S. Energy Information Administration development forecast. In addition, the Action Alternative applies new coal screens (as described in 43 CFR 3420.1–4(e)), considers new scientific and GIS data, and evaluates issues identified through internal and public scoping. Based on these factors, the Action Alternative area makes available 455,467 acres for consideration of coal leasing, which includes approximately 52.24 billion tons of BLM-administered coal reserves. The Proposed Plan is a modification of the Action Alternative that would make 495,251 acres of Federal coal available for consideration for leasing. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Oct 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 This area includes all the acreage identified as available under the Action Alternative, as well as 40,847 additional acres that were included under the No Action Alternative. The BLM made this recommendation as a result of public, stakeholder, and cooperating agency input on the Draft Supplemental EIS as well as updated best-available information and special expertise provided by cooperating agencies and the public. 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, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. (Authority: 43 CFR 1610.2(c), 40 CFR 1506.6) Duane W. Spencer, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. 2019–21646 Filed 10–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [L16100000 DS0000 LXSS036E0000 20X LLMTC020000] Notice of Availability of the Proposed Amendment to the Approved Resource Management Plan for the Miles City Field Office, Montana, and the Associated Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Montana Miles City Field Office has prepared a Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment and Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the 2015 Miles City Field Office Approved RMP. This effort is in response to a United States District Court of Montana opinion and order (Western Organization of Resource Councils, et al. v. BLM; 3/26/2018 and 7/31/2018). By this notice, the BLM is announcing the opening of the protest period. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53171 To ensure that a protest will be considered, the BLM must receive any protests on the Proposed RMP Amendment on or before the 30th day following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability of the Final Supplemental EIS in the Federal Register. DATES: Copies of the Proposed RMP Amendment and Final Supplemental EIS are available at the Miles City Field Office, 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, MT 59301, or may be viewed online at: https://go.usa.gov/xmbE4. All protests on the Proposed RMP Amendment must be in writing and submitted by any of the following methods: Website: https://go.usa.gov/xmbE4. Regular Mail: BLM Director (210), Attention: Protest Coordinator, P.O. Box 71383, Washington, DC 20024–1383. Overnight Delivery: BLM Director (210), Attention: Protest Coordinator, 20 M Street SE, Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20003. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irma Nansel, RMP Supplemental EIS Project Manager, Miles City Field Office, telephone: (406) 233–3653, email: inansel@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 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 2015 Miles City Approved RMP provides a single, comprehensive land use plan that guides management of BLMadministered lands and minerals in the Miles City Field Office, which consists of approximately 2.7 million acres of BLM surface land and 10.6 million acres of BLM mineral estate across 17 counties in eastern Montana. Based on the earlier-referenced court decision; feedback from cooperating agencies and stakeholders; and public scoping, the BLM developed and analyzed a No Action Alternative and two Action Alternatives, which are detailed in the Final Supplemental EIS. The No Action Alternative represents the decision area from the 2015 RMP and brings forward all management decisions that precluded coal development in the 2015 RMP. It relies on the decisions from the 1985 Power River RMP and 1996 Big Dry RMP coal screening process. The No Action Alternative includes a total area of approximately 1,581,240 acres available ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1 53172 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 193 / Friday, October 4, 2019 / Notices for further consideration for leasing of BLM-administered coal. The Action alternatives applied the coal screens (43 CFR 3420.1–4(e)) using current data and evaluates the issues identified through internal and public scoping. The Action alternatives also address the NEPA deficiencies identified by the court order associated with the application of the multiple use screen. Alternative B considers the development of air resources as a multiple use screen in accordance with the Clean Air Act. Alternative C applies an air resource multiple use screen that encompasses greenhouse gas emission criteria limited to coal development tied to existing mining areas. Based on these factors, Alternative B contains approximately 1,214,380 acres acceptable for further consideration for leasing of BLM-administered coal; and Alternative C contains approximately 158,400 acres acceptable for further consideration for leasing of BLMadministered coal. The BLM revised the reasonable foreseeable development scenario used in the 2015 Miles City RMP using current coal production from existing mines to forecast development over the 20-year planning period. The revised scenario was applied to all alternatives. 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, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. (Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6 and 43 CFR 1610.2) John Mehlhoff, State Director. [FR Doc. 2019–21558 Filed 10–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES [NPS–NERO–GATE–28825; PPNEGATEB0, PPMVSCS1Z.Y00000] Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting National Park Service, Interior. Meeting notice. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Oct 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 1972, the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee will meet as indicated below. DATES: The meeting will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., with a public comment period at 11:30 a.m. (EASTERN). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sandy Hook Chapel, 35 Hartshorne Drive, Highlands, New Jersey 07732. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daphne Yun, Acting Public Affairs Officer, Gateway National Recreation Area, 210 New York Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10305, or by telephone (718) 815–3651, or by email daphne_yun@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established on April 18, 2012, by authority of the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) under 54 U.S.C. 100906, and is regulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Committee provides advice to the Secretary, through the Director of the National Park Service, on matters relating to the Fort Hancock Historic District of Gateway National Recreation Area. All meetings are open to the public. Purpose of the Meeting: The agenda will include an ethics overview for Committee members, ongoing lease updates (new leases, letters of intent, and building proposals), and general park updates. The final agenda will be posted on the Committee’s website at https://www.forthancock21.org. The website includes meeting minutes from all prior meetings. Interested persons may present, either orally or through written comments, information for the Committee to consider during the public meeting. Written comments will be accepted prior to, during, or after the meeting. Members of the public may submit written comments by mailing them to Daphne Yun, Acting Public Affairs Officer, Gateway National Recreation Area, 210 New York Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10305, or by email daphne_yun@nps.gov. Due to time constraints during the meeting, the Committee is not able to read written public comments submitted into the record. Individuals or groups requesting to make oral comments at the public Committee meeting will be limited to no more than five minutes per speaker. All comments will be made part of the public record and will be electronically distributed to all Committee members. Detailed minutes of the meeting will be available PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for public inspection within 90 days of the meeting. Public Disclosure of Comments: Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your written comments, you should be aware that your entire comment including your personal identifying information will be publicly available. 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: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2. Alma Ripps, Chief, Office of Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–21696 Filed 10–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–ADIR–PMSP–NPS0027718; PPWOIRADA1, PPMPSAS1Y.TY0000 (199); OMB Control Number 1024–0280] Agency Information Collection Activities; Certification of Identity and Consent Form National Park Service, Interior. Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the National Park Service (NPS) are proposing to renew an information collection. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 3, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to Phadrea Ponds, Acting NPS Information Collection Clearance Officer, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525; or by email at phadrea_ponds@nps.gov; or by telephone at 970–267–7231. Please reference OMB Control Number 1024– 0280 in the subject line of your comments. DATES: To request additional information about this ICR by mail, contact Charis Wilson, NPS Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer, 12795 W Alameda Parkway, P.O. Box 25287, Denver, CO 80225– 0287; or by email at charis_wilson@ nps.gov; or by telephone at 303–969– 2959. Please reference OMB Control Number 1024–0280 in the subject line of your comments. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 193 (Friday, October 4, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Notice of Availability of the Proposed Amendment to the Approved 
Resource Management Plan for the Miles City Field Office, Montana, and 
the Associated Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

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 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Montana Miles 
City Field Office has prepared a Proposed Resource Management Plan 
(RMP) Amendment and Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS) for the 2015 Miles City Field Office Approved RMP. This effort is 
in response to a United States District Court of Montana opinion and 
order (Western Organization of Resource Councils, et al. v. BLM; 3/26/
2018 and 7/31/2018). By this notice, the BLM is announcing the opening 
of the protest period.

DATES: To ensure that a protest will be considered, the BLM must 
receive any protests on the Proposed RMP Amendment on or before the 
30th day following the date the Environmental Protection Agency 
publishes its Notice of Availability of the Final Supplemental EIS in 
the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Proposed RMP Amendment and Final Supplemental 
EIS are available at the Miles City Field Office, 111 Garryowen Road, 
Miles City, MT 59301, or may be viewed online at: https://go.usa.gov/xmbE4. All protests on the Proposed RMP Amendment must be in writing 
and submitted by any of the following methods:
    Website: https://go.usa.gov/xmbE4.
    Regular Mail: BLM Director (210), Attention: Protest Coordinator, 
P.O. Box 71383, Washington, DC 20024-1383.
    Overnight Delivery: BLM Director (210), Attention: Protest 
Coordinator, 20 M Street SE, Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irma Nansel, RMP Supplemental EIS 
Project Manager, Miles City Field Office, telephone: (406) 233-3653, 
email: [email protected]. Persons who use a telecommunications device for 
the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 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 2015 Miles City Approved RMP provides a 
single, comprehensive land use plan that guides management of BLM-
administered lands and minerals in the Miles City Field Office, which 
consists of approximately 2.7 million acres of BLM surface land and 
10.6 million acres of BLM mineral estate across 17 counties in eastern 
Montana.
    Based on the earlier-referenced court decision; feedback from 
cooperating agencies and stakeholders; and public scoping, the BLM 
developed and analyzed a No Action Alternative and two Action 
Alternatives, which are detailed in the Final Supplemental EIS.
    The No Action Alternative represents the decision area from the 
2015 RMP and brings forward all management decisions that precluded 
coal development in the 2015 RMP. It relies on the decisions from the 
1985 Power River RMP and 1996 Big Dry RMP coal screening process. The 
No Action Alternative includes a total area of approximately 1,581,240 
acres available

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for further consideration for leasing of BLM-administered coal.
    The Action alternatives applied the coal screens (43 CFR 3420.1-
4(e)) using current data and evaluates the issues identified through 
internal and public scoping. The Action alternatives also address the 
NEPA deficiencies identified by the court order associated with the 
application of the multiple use screen. Alternative B considers the 
development of air resources as a multiple use screen in accordance 
with the Clean Air Act. Alternative C applies an air resource multiple 
use screen that encompasses greenhouse gas emission criteria limited to 
coal development tied to existing mining areas. Based on these factors, 
Alternative B contains approximately 1,214,380 acres acceptable for 
further consideration for leasing of BLM-administered coal; and 
Alternative C contains approximately 158,400 acres acceptable for 
further consideration for leasing of BLM-administered coal.
    The BLM revised the reasonable foreseeable development scenario 
used in the 2015 Miles City RMP using current coal production from 
existing mines to forecast development over the 20-year planning 
period. The revised scenario was applied to all alternatives.
    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, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will 
be able to do so.

(Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6 and 43 CFR 1610.2)

John Mehlhoff,
State Director.
[FR Doc. 2019-21558 Filed 10-3-19; 8:45 am]
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