Notice of Availability for the Record of Decision for the Central Coast Field Office Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment for Oil and Gas Leasing and Development, California, 53470-53471 [2019-21654]

Download as PDF 53470 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 194 / Monday, October 7, 2019 / Notices On April 4, 2016, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana entered a Consent Decree resolving civil claims by the DWH oil spill trustees against BP Exploration and Production Inc. (BP) arising from the DWH oil spill: United States v. BPXP et al., Civ. No. 10–4536, centralized in MDL 2179, In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig ‘‘Deepwater Horizon’’ in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010 (E.D. La.) (http://www.justice.gov/enrd/deepwaterhorizon). Pursuant to that Consent Decree, restoration projects in Mississippi are now selected and implemented by the Mississippi TIG. The Mississippi TIG is composed of one State and four Federal Trustees: MDEQ, DOI, NOAA, USDA, and EPA. Overview of the Mississippi TIG SRP In the final SRP and FONSI, the MS TIG selected an additional $10 million in funding to support further acquisition and/or habitat management and project success monitoring within the project area of the Grand Bay Project originally selected in the 2016–2017 RP/EA. In that document, the MS TIG evaluated and selected several restoration projects from a reasonable range of alternatives. Projects selected for implementation included the Grand Bay Project. As described in Section 3.4 of the 2016– 2017 RP/EA, the Mississippi TIG allocated $6 million to initiate the acquisition and to commence management in nearshore coastal and wetland habitats within the Grand Bay Project area, which includes the acquisition boundaries of the Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge), the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), and the Grand Bay Savanna Coastal Preserve (Preserve). The final 2016–2017 RP/EA can be found at https:// www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/ 2017/07/mississippi-trusteeimplementation-group-releases-firstrestoration-plan. In accordance with NEPA, as part of the final SRP, the Trustees issued a FONSI. The FONSI is available in Appendix A of the final SRP. Administrative Record The documents comprising the Administrative Record for the SRP can be viewed electronically at https:// www.doi.gov/deepwaterhorizon/ adminrecord. Authority The authority for this action is the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.) and its implementing Natural Resource Damage Assessment regulations found at 15 CFR part 990 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Oct 04, 2019 Jkt 250001 and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Suite W1623, Sacramento, CA 95825. Mary Josie Blanchard, Director of Gulf of Mexico Restoration, Department of Interior. Sky Murphy, BLM Planning and Environmental Coordinator, telephone: (831) 582–2200; address: Bureau of Land Management Central Coast Field Office, 940 2nd Ave., Marina, CA 93933; or email: blm_ca_ogeis@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at (800) 877–8339 to contact Sky Murphy 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. [FR Doc. 2019–21802 Filed 10–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCAC09000 L16100000.DR000 19XL; MO #4500136521] Notice of Availability for the Record of Decision for the Central Coast Field Office Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment for Oil and Gas Leasing and Development, California 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) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Central Coast Field Office Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment. This plan amendment identifies the Federal mineral estate, located primarily in Fresno, Monterey and San Benito counties, California, that is available for oil and gas leasing and development. It also identifies leasing stipulations to protect resources. DATES: The BLM California Acting State Director signed the ROD on October 4, 2019, which constitutes the final decision of the agency and makes the approved RMP amendment effective immediately. Signing of the ROD also authorizes the issuance, with controlled surface use stipulations, of implementation-level decisions regarding 14 previously litigated oil and gas leases in Monterey and San Benito counties. Signing of the ROD initiates a 30-day appeal period for these leasing decisions to the Interior Board of Land Appeals. ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD and approved RMP amendment are available upon request from the Bureau of Land Management Central Coast Field Office, 940 2nd Ave., Marina, CA 93933 or via the internet at https://go.usa.gov/xyFh5. Copies of the ROD and approved RMP amendment are available for public inspection at the BLM Central Coast Field Office, and at the BLM California SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The BLM’s decision makes approximately 680,000 acres of Federal mineral estate available for leasing with controlled surface use stipulations and another roughly 42,000 acres available for leasing with no surface occupancy requirements. An additional 67,500 acres of Federal mineral estate are closed to leasing and development in designated wilderness areas, wilderness study areas, and national monuments. The BLM plan also supports recovery of threatened and endangered plants and animals in the Ciervo Panoche Natural Area by protecting core populations from surface disturbance. This decision does not authorize any actual drilling for exploration or development of oil and gas resources. The BLM predicts a range from zero to 37 new oil and gas wells could be developed on Federal mineral estate during the next 20 years as a result of this plan amendment. Any future proposals for leasing or development would go through additional environmental reviews based on site-specific project information and other requirements for consultation, coordination and public involvement. The ROD also authorizes issuance of implementation-level decisions for 14 previously litigated oil and gas leases. The Notice of Availability for the proposed RMP amendment and Final EIS was published on May 10, 2019, initiating a 30-day public protest period (84 FR 20657). The Final EIS analyzed the environmental impacts of six alternative amendments to the RMP including the No Action Alternative. The BLM received 436 protests, 24 of which were from parties with standing. Of the 24 protests with standing, seven were denied as the issues are already addressed in the document and 17 were dismissed as they did not raise protestable issues. The remaining 412 protests were dismissed due to lack of standing. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 194 / Monday, October 7, 2019 / Notices In accordance with the regulations at 43 CFR 1610.3–2(e), the BLM submitted the proposed RMP amendment and Final EIS for a 60-day Governor’s Consistency Review on May 10, 2019. On July 9, 2019, the Governor of California submitted a letter to the BLM California Acting State Director asserting inconsistencies between the proposed RMP amendment and State land use plans, programs, and policies related to the impacts of climate change. The BLM Acting California State Director issued a response to the Governor that addressed the recommendation of the Governor on August 1, 2019. Pursuant to 43 CFR 1610.3–2(e), the BLM provided a 30-day period for the Governor to appeal this response to the BLM Director. That appeal period closed on August 30, 2019, and no appeal was received. Therefore, this decision approves Alternative F, the BLM’s preferred alternative in the Final EIS, with no modifications. Administrative remedies are available to those who are a party to the case and are adversely affected by the leasing decisions included in this ROD. An administrative appeal may be made to the Office of Hearings and Appeals, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Interior, Board of Land Appeals (Board) in strict compliance with the regulations in 43 CFR part 4. Notices of appeal must be filed with the BLM officer who made the decision within 30 days after publication of this decision. If a notice of appeal does not include a statement of reasons, such statement must be filed with the BLM California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, W1623, Sacramento, CA 95825 and the Board within 30 days after the notice of appeal is filed. The notice of appeal and any statement of reasons, written arguments, or briefs must also be served upon the Regional Solicitor: U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Pacific Southwest Region, 2800 Cottage Way, Room E–1712, Sacramento, CA 95825–1890. Before including your phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your appeal, you should be aware that your entire appeal—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your appeal to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Oct 04, 2019 Jkt 250001 (Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6) 53471 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Department of Justice. ACTION: 30-Day notice. —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; and —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register, on August 1, 2019, allowing for a 60-day comment period. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for an additional 30 days until November 6, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have additional comments, particularly with respect to the estimated public burden or associated response time, have suggestions, need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions, or desire any other additional information, please contact: Neil Troppman, ATF National Tracing Center either by mail at 244 Needy Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405, by email at neil.troppman@atf.gov, or by telephone at 304–260–3643. Written comments and/or suggestions can also be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503 or sent to OIRA_ submissions@omb.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: Interstate Firearms Shipment Theft/Loss Report. (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Form number: ATF F 3310.6. Component: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Department of Justice. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other for-profit. Other: Federal Government. Abstract: 27 CFR part 478 requires Federal Firearms Licensees’ (FFLs) who discover that a firearm(s) it shipped was stolen or lost in transit, must report the theft or loss to ATF and the appropriate local authorities within 48 hours of discovery. Reports can be filed using the Interstate Firearms Shipment Theft/Loss Report—ATF Form 3310.6. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An estimated 950 respondents will utilize the form, and it will take each respondent approximately 20 minutes to complete their responses. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated annual public burden associated with this collection is 317 hours, which is equal to 950 (# of respondents) *1 (# of responses per respondents) * .3333 (20 minutes). (7) An Explanation of the Change in Estimates: The adjustment associated Danielle Chi, Deputy State Director, Fire and Resources. [FR Doc. 2019–21654 Filed 10–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives [OMB Number 1140–0004] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Interstate Firearms Shipment Theft/Loss Report—ATF F 3310.6 AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 194 (Monday, October 7, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53470-53471]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLCAC09000 L16100000.DR000 19XL; MO #4500136521]


Notice of Availability for the Record of Decision for the Central 
Coast Field Office Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment for Oil 
and Gas Leasing and Development, California

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) announces the 
availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Central Coast 
Field Office Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment. This 
plan amendment identifies the Federal mineral estate, located primarily 
in Fresno, Monterey and San Benito counties, California, that is 
available for oil and gas leasing and development. It also identifies 
leasing stipulations to protect resources.

DATES: The BLM California Acting State Director signed the ROD on 
October 4, 2019, which constitutes the final decision of the agency and 
makes the approved RMP amendment effective immediately. Signing of the 
ROD also authorizes the issuance, with controlled surface use 
stipulations, of implementation-level decisions regarding 14 previously 
litigated oil and gas leases in Monterey and San Benito counties. 
Signing of the ROD initiates a 30-day appeal period for these leasing 
decisions to the Interior Board of Land Appeals.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD and approved RMP amendment are available 
upon request from the Bureau of Land Management Central Coast Field 
Office, 940 2nd Ave., Marina, CA 93933 or via the internet at https://go.usa.gov/xyFh5. Copies of the ROD and approved RMP amendment are 
available for public inspection at the BLM Central Coast Field Office, 
and at the BLM California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Suite W1623, 
Sacramento, CA 95825.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sky Murphy, BLM Planning and 
Environmental Coordinator, telephone: (831) 582-2200; address: Bureau 
of Land Management Central Coast Field Office, 940 2nd Ave., Marina, CA 
93933; or email: [email protected]. Persons who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay 
Service (FRS) at (800) 877-8339 to contact Sky Murphy 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 BLM's decision makes approximately 
680,000 acres of Federal mineral estate available for leasing with 
controlled surface use stipulations and another roughly 42,000 acres 
available for leasing with no surface occupancy requirements. An 
additional 67,500 acres of Federal mineral estate are closed to leasing 
and development in designated wilderness areas, wilderness study areas, 
and national monuments. The BLM plan also supports recovery of 
threatened and endangered plants and animals in the Ciervo Panoche 
Natural Area by protecting core populations from surface disturbance. 
This decision does not authorize any actual drilling for exploration or 
development of oil and gas resources. The BLM predicts a range from 
zero to 37 new oil and gas wells could be developed on Federal mineral 
estate during the next 20 years as a result of this plan amendment. Any 
future proposals for leasing or development would go through additional 
environmental reviews based on site-specific project information and 
other requirements for consultation, coordination and public 
involvement. The ROD also authorizes issuance of implementation-level 
decisions for 14 previously litigated oil and gas leases.
    The Notice of Availability for the proposed RMP amendment and Final 
EIS was published on May 10, 2019, initiating a 30-day public protest 
period (84 FR 20657). The Final EIS analyzed the environmental impacts 
of six alternative amendments to the RMP including the No Action 
Alternative. The BLM received 436 protests, 24 of which were from 
parties with standing. Of the 24 protests with standing, seven were 
denied as the issues are already addressed in the document and 17 were 
dismissed as they did not raise protestable issues. The remaining 412 
protests were dismissed due to lack of standing.

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    In accordance with the regulations at 43 CFR 1610.3-2(e), the BLM 
submitted the proposed RMP amendment and Final EIS for a 60-day 
Governor's Consistency Review on May 10, 2019. On July 9, 2019, the 
Governor of California submitted a letter to the BLM California Acting 
State Director asserting inconsistencies between the proposed RMP 
amendment and State land use plans, programs, and policies related to 
the impacts of climate change. The BLM Acting California State Director 
issued a response to the Governor that addressed the recommendation of 
the Governor on August 1, 2019. Pursuant to 43 CFR 1610.3-2(e), the BLM 
provided a 30-day period for the Governor to appeal this response to 
the BLM Director. That appeal period closed on August 30, 2019, and no 
appeal was received. Therefore, this decision approves Alternative F, 
the BLM's preferred alternative in the Final EIS, with no 
modifications.
    Administrative remedies are available to those who are a party to 
the case and are adversely affected by the leasing decisions included 
in this ROD. An administrative appeal may be made to the Office of 
Hearings and Appeals, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of 
Interior, Board of Land Appeals (Board) in strict compliance with the 
regulations in 43 CFR part 4. Notices of appeal must be filed with the 
BLM officer who made the decision within 30 days after publication of 
this decision. If a notice of appeal does not include a statement of 
reasons, such statement must be filed with the BLM California State 
Office, 2800 Cottage Way, W1623, Sacramento, CA 95825 and the Board 
within 30 days after the notice of appeal is filed. The notice of 
appeal and any statement of reasons, written arguments, or briefs must 
also be served upon the Regional Solicitor: U.S. Department of the 
Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Pacific Southwest Region, 2800 
Cottage Way, Room E-1712, Sacramento, CA 95825-1890.
    Before including your phone number, email address, or other 
personal identifying information in your appeal, you should be aware 
that your entire appeal--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your appeal to withhold your personal identifying information 
from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

(Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6)

Danielle Chi,
Deputy State Director, Fire and Resources.
[FR Doc. 2019-21654 Filed 10-4-19; 8:45 am]
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