Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Ten West Link 500 Kilovolt Transmission Line Project and Land Use Plan Amendments to the Yuma Field Office Resource Management Plan and the California Desert Conservation Area Plan; Maricopa and La Paz Counties, Arizona, and Riverside County, California, 66431-66432 [2019-26211]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 4, 2019 / Notices (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.847, Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Research; 93.848, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Research; 93.849, Kidney Diseases, Urology and Hematology Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: November 27, 2019. Miguelina Perez, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–26176 Filed 12–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [19X.LLUTW01000.L14400000.ET0000, UTU– 78501] Public Land Order No. 7887; Extension of Public Land Order No. 7422, Diamond Fork System, Bonneville Unit of the Central Utah Project; Utah Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public land order. AGENCY: This Public Land Order (PLO) extends the duration of the withdrawal created by PLO No. 7422 for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 7422 would otherwise expire on December 20, 2019. This extension is necessary to prevent incompatible uses from affecting the operation of the Diamond Fork System of the Central Utah Project, which supports Utah’s use of Colorado River water for irrigation, municipal and industrial needs, hydroelectric power, conservation, and recreation. PLO No. 7422 withdrew approximately 2,795 acres of National Forest System lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws. This Order corrects the acreage withdrawn from 2,795 acres to 2,714.22 acres with no change to the legal land description. The lands have been and will remain open to mineral leasing. DATES: This PLO takes effect on December 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Ginn, Assistant Field Manager, BLM Salt Lake Field Office, 801–977– 4300, or by email utslmail@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 reach the individual above. The FRS is available 24 hour 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:17 Dec 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 This Order extends the existing withdrawal to prevent incompatible uses from affecting the operation of the Diamond Fork System of the Central Utah Project, which supports Utah’s use of Colorado River water for irrigation, municipal and industrial needs, hydroelectric power, conservation, and recreation. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Order By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714, it is ordered as follows: 1. Subject to valid existing rights, PLO No. 7422, (64 FR 71467, (1999)), which withdrew National Forest System lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, is hereby extended for an additional 20year period to prevent incompatible uses from affecting the operation of the Diamond Fork System of the Central Utah Project. 2. The withdrawal extended by this Order will expire on December 20, 2039, unless as a result of a review conducted prior to the expiration date, pursuant to Section 204(f) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714(f), the Secretary determines that the withdrawal shall be further extended. Dated: November 25, 2019. Timothy R. Petty, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science. [FR Doc. 2019–26212 Filed 12–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLAZ920000.19X.L51010000. ER0000.LVRWA19A3240] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Ten West Link 500 Kilovolt Transmission Line Project and Land Use Plan Amendments to the Yuma Field Office Resource Management Plan and the California Desert Conservation Area Plan; Maricopa and La Paz Counties, Arizona, and Riverside County, California Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Ten West Link 500 Kilovolt Transmission Line Project and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66431 approved Resource Management Plan Amendments for the Yuma Field Office Resource Management Plan (RMP) and the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan. The BLM Arizona and California State Directors signed the ROD on November 21, 2019. This constitutes the final decision of the BLM for the approved land use plan amendments and makes them effective immediately. ADDRESSES: Interested persons may review the ROD on the project website at: https://go.usa.gov/xU6Be. Copies of the ROD are available for public review upon request from the BLM Yuma Field Office, 7341 East 30th Street, Suite A, Yuma, AZ 85365, the BLM Arizona State Office, One North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85004, and the BLM Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, 1201 Bird Center Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lane Cowger, Project Manager, telephone: 602–417–9612; address: BLM, Arizona State Office, One North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85004; email: blm_az_azso_10westlink@ 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 contact Mr. Cowger. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with Mr. Cowger. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DCR Transmission submitted a request for a right-of-way (ROW) across public land to construct, operate, maintain, and decommission a 500 kilovolt (kV) transmission line between the Arizona Public Service Delaney substation near Tonopah, in Maricopa County, Arizona, and the Southern California Edison Colorado River Substation near Blythe in Riverside County, California. Portions of the Proposed Action and/or Action Alternatives were not in conformance with the Yuma RMP and the CDCA Plan. Therefore, the BLM considered amending these plans in connection with its consideration of the DCR Transmission ROW application. The BLM analyzed impacts from the proposed ROW project and associated plan amendments in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Ten West Link 500 Kilovolt Transmission Line Project and proposed Amendments to the Yuma Field Office RMP and the CDCA Plan released on September 13, 2019. Based on the environmental analysis and input from stakeholders, cooperating agencies, and tribes, the BLM has identified the E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 66432 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 4, 2019 / Notices 125-mile Agency Preferred Alternative described in the Final EIS as the Selected Alternative in the ROD. The Selected Alternative will allow authorization of a ROW grant to the Applicant to use public land administered by the BLM for the Project for 50 years. The Selected Alternative includes an amendment to the Yuma RMP to allow consideration of ROWs outside of designated BLM utility corridors based on project-specific analysis. The Selected Alternative also includes an amendment to the CDCA Plan to allow construction of the Ten West Link project, within 0.25-mile of occurrences of Harwood’s eriastrum, a BLMidentified sensitive plant species. Publication of the Notice of Availability of the Final EIS and Proposed Plan Amendments initiated a 30-day protest period for the plan amendments, which concluded on October 15, 2019. Simultaneously with the protest period, the Governors of Arizona and California conducted a 60day consistency review of the Final EIS and Proposed land use plan amendments to identify any inconsistencies with State or local plans, policies, or programs. During the 30-day protest period, the BLM Director received two protest letters. All protests were resolved prior to the issuance of the ROD. No comments regarding potential inconsistencies with State and local plans, programs, and policies were received from the Arizona or California Governor’s Offices. An errata sheet has been prepared to make minor corrections and clarifications to information presented in the Final EIS. This is included as an attachment to the ROD. The decision to issue a ROW grant may be appealed to the Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA), Office of the Secretary, in accordance with regulations contained in 43 CFR, Part 4 and Form 1842–1. If an appeal is taken, your notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days from receipt of this decision. The appellant has the burden of showing the decision appealed is in error. (Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10, 43 CFR 1610.2, 43 CFR 1610.5) Raymond Suazo, State Director. [FR Doc. 2019–26211 Filed 12–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–32–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:17 Dec 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO210000.20X.L16100000.PN0000; OMB Control Number 1004–0212] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Resource Management Planning; Control Number 1004–0212 Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to renew an information collection. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 3, 2020. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget’s Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to the BLM at U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street NW, Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20240, Attention: Jean Sonneman; or by email to jesonnem@blm.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1004– 0212 in the subject line of your comments. DATES: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Anthony Bobo by telephone at 202–912–7211 or by email at a1bobo@blm.gov. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. A Federal Register notice with a 60-day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on June 4, 2019 (84 FR 25820), and the comment FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 period ended on August 5, 2019. The BLM received no comments. We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the BLM; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the BLM enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the BLM minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. 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. Abstract: This control number provides State Governors an opportunity to work with the BLM to resolve possible inconsistencies between BLM land use plans and State or local plans, policies, or programs; and authorizes protests of land use plans and plan amendments by the BLM. Title of Collection: Resource Management Planning. OMB Control Number: 1004–0212. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, local, and tribal governments; individuals/households; businesses; and associations. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 131. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 131. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 15 hours. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,965. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Maintain a Benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLAZ920000.19X.L51010000. ER0000.LVRWA19A3240]


Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Ten West 
Link 500 Kilovolt Transmission Line Project and Land Use Plan 
Amendments to the Yuma Field Office Resource Management Plan and the 
California Desert Conservation Area Plan; Maricopa and La Paz Counties, 
Arizona, and Riverside County, California

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability 
of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Ten West Link 500 Kilovolt 
Transmission Line Project and approved Resource Management Plan 
Amendments for the Yuma Field Office Resource Management Plan (RMP) and 
the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan. The BLM Arizona 
and California State Directors signed the ROD on November 21, 2019. 
This constitutes the final decision of the BLM for the approved land 
use plan amendments and makes them effective immediately.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons may review the ROD on the project website 
at: https://go.usa.gov/xU6Be. Copies of the ROD are available for 
public review upon request from the BLM Yuma Field Office, 7341 East 
30th Street, Suite A, Yuma, AZ 85365, the BLM Arizona State Office, One 
North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85004, and the BLM Palm 
Springs-South Coast Field Office, 1201 Bird Center Drive, Palm Springs, 
CA 92262.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lane Cowger, Project Manager, 
telephone: 602-417-9612; address: BLM, Arizona State Office, One North 
Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85004; email: 
[email protected]. Persons who use a telecommunications 
device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 
1-800-877-8339 to contact Mr. Cowger. The FRS is available 24 hours a 
day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with Mr. Cowger. You 
will receive a reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DCR Transmission submitted a request for a 
right-of-way (ROW) across public land to construct, operate, maintain, 
and decommission a 500 kilovolt (kV) transmission line between the 
Arizona Public Service Delaney substation near Tonopah, in Maricopa 
County, Arizona, and the Southern California Edison Colorado River 
Substation near Blythe in Riverside County, California. Portions of the 
Proposed Action and/or Action Alternatives were not in conformance with 
the Yuma RMP and the CDCA Plan. Therefore, the BLM considered amending 
these plans in connection with its consideration of the DCR 
Transmission ROW application.
    The BLM analyzed impacts from the proposed ROW project and 
associated plan amendments in the Final Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS) for the proposed Ten West Link 500 Kilovolt Transmission Line 
Project and proposed Amendments to the Yuma Field Office RMP and the 
CDCA Plan released on September 13, 2019. Based on the environmental 
analysis and input from stakeholders, cooperating agencies, and tribes, 
the BLM has identified the

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125-mile Agency Preferred Alternative described in the Final EIS as the 
Selected Alternative in the ROD. The Selected Alternative will allow 
authorization of a ROW grant to the Applicant to use public land 
administered by the BLM for the Project for 50 years.
    The Selected Alternative includes an amendment to the Yuma RMP to 
allow consideration of ROWs outside of designated BLM utility corridors 
based on project-specific analysis. The Selected Alternative also 
includes an amendment to the CDCA Plan to allow construction of the Ten 
West Link project, within 0.25-mile of occurrences of Harwood's 
eriastrum, a BLM-identified sensitive plant species.
    Publication of the Notice of Availability of the Final EIS and 
Proposed Plan Amendments initiated a 30-day protest period for the plan 
amendments, which concluded on October 15, 2019. Simultaneously with 
the protest period, the Governors of Arizona and California conducted a 
60-day consistency review of the Final EIS and Proposed land use plan 
amendments to identify any inconsistencies with State or local plans, 
policies, or programs.
    During the 30-day protest period, the BLM Director received two 
protest letters. All protests were resolved prior to the issuance of 
the ROD. No comments regarding potential inconsistencies with State and 
local plans, programs, and policies were received from the Arizona or 
California Governor's Offices.
    An errata sheet has been prepared to make minor corrections and 
clarifications to information presented in the Final EIS. This is 
included as an attachment to the ROD.
    The decision to issue a ROW grant may be appealed to the Interior 
Board of Land Appeals (IBLA), Office of the Secretary, in accordance 
with regulations contained in 43 CFR, Part 4 and Form 1842-1. If an 
appeal is taken, your notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days 
from receipt of this decision. The appellant has the burden of showing 
the decision appealed is in error.

(Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10, 43 CFR 1610.2, 43 CFR 
1610.5)

Raymond Suazo,
State Director.
[FR Doc. 2019-26211 Filed 12-3-19; 8:45 am]
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