Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Osage County Oil and Gas, Osage County, Oklahoma, 7578-7579 [2020-02619]

Download as PDF 7578 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 27 / Monday, February 10, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2019–0023] Assessing the Risk-Mitigation Value of TWIC® at Maritime Facilities Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day notice of information collection; new request for comment. AGENCY: By law, the Secretary of Homeland Security is required to commission an assessment of how effective the transportation security card program is at enhancing security and reducing security risks for regulated maritime facilities and vessels. Through the transportation security card program, the Department issues the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®). Legislation passed August 2, 2018 restricts the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) from implementing any rule requiring the use of biometric readers for TWIC® until after submission to Congress of the results of this effectiveness assessment. The Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC), a federally funded research and development center operated by the RAND Corporation, will collect information from those involved in maritime security on behalf of the DHS S&T Office of Innovation and Collaboration (OIC) Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Program Management Office. HSOAC will visit regulated maritime facilities and terminals and conduct interviews using a semi-structured interview method to collect information. HSOAC will analyze this information and use it to produce a public report with its research findings. DATES: Comments are encouraged and accepted until March 11, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the OMB Desk Officer, via electronic mail to dhsdeskofficer@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DHS/S&T/OIC/FFRDC Program Manager: Scott Randels, or 202–254– 6053 (Not a toll free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Public Law 114–278, is required to commission an assessment of how effective the transportation security card program is at enhancing jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Feb 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 security and reducing security risks for regulated maritime facilities and vessels. Through the transportation security card program, the Department issues the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®). In addition, Public Law 115–230 restricts the USCG from implementing any rule requiring the use of biometric readers for TWIC® until submitting the results of this assessment to Congress. DHS, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. DHS is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. DHS is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology? Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Assessing the RiskMitigation Value of TWIC® at Maritime Facilities. Type of Review: New. Respondents/Affected Public: Port security subject matter experts such as Port Authority Security Managers, Facility Security Managers, Industry Security Managers, and local law enforcement; Labor, Other Industry Operation and Technology Managers. Frequency of Collection: Once, Annually. Average Burden per Response: 60 minutes. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 400. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 400. Dated: January 28, 2020. Gregg Piermarini, Director, Chief Information Office, Office of Enterprise Services Science and Technology Directorate. [FR Doc. 2020–02529 Filed 2–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9F–P PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [AAK6006201 210A2100DD AOR3030.999900] Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Osage County Oil and Gas, Osage County, Oklahoma Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; extension of comment deadline. AGENCY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has again extended the deadline for comments on the Osage County Oil and Gas Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and announces the final deadline for comments on the DEIS. SUMMARY: The final, extended deadline for comments on the DEIS is February 21, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments on the DEIS may be submitted by any of the following methods: D Email: osagecountyoilandgaseis@ bia.gov. D Fax: (918) 287–5700. D Mail or hand delivery: Osage County Oil and Gas EIS, BIA Osage Agency, Attn: Superintendent, P.O. Box 1539, Pawhuska, OK 74056. The DEIS may be examined at the BIA Osage Agency, 813 Grandview Avenue, Pawhuska, Oklahoma. The DEIS is also available for review online on the project website: https://www.bia.gov/ regional-offices/eastern-oklahoma/ osage-agency/osage-oil-and-gas-eis. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mosby Halterman, Supervisory Environmental Specialist, telephone: 918–781–4660; email: mosby.halterman@bia.gov; address: BIA Eastern Oklahoma Regional Office, PO Box 8002, Muskogee, OK 74402. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 22, 2019, BIA published a notice of availability of the DEIS and requested comments by January 6, 2020 (i.e., 45 days following the date the EPA published its ‘‘Notice of Availability’’ in the Federal Register). See 84 FR 64556. On December 27, 2019, BIA published a notice extending the deadline for comments on the DEIS to January 22, 2020. See 84 FR 71450. The BIA has since received numerous requests for an additional extension and, in response to those requests, now extends the deadline to the date listed in the DATES section of this notice. The date listed in the DATES section of this notice is the final deadline for comments on the DATES: E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 27 / Monday, February 10, 2020 / Notices DEIS; no additional extensions will be granted. Dated: January 23, 2020. Tara Sweeney, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–02619 Filed 2–7–20; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background on the Process II. Background on the Project III. Alternatives IV. Environmental Impact Analysis V. Public Comment Procedures VI. Authority BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [189A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G] Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Campo Wind Energy Project, San Diego, California Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, this notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) in connection with the approval of a lease between the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians (Tribe) and Terra-Gen Development Company, LLC (Terra-Gen), to construct and operate a wind energy generation project on the Campo Indian Reservation (Reservation). This Notice of Availability (NOA) also announces that the FEIS is now publicly available for 30 days. DATES: The waiting period on the FEIS ends on March 11, 2020. The FEIS is available online at: www.CampoWind.com. ADDRESSES: Commenters may mail or hand-deliver written comments to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pacific Regional Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for further directions on submitting comments. The FEIS is available for review online at www.CampoWind.com and at: • County of San Diego Public Library—Campo, 31356 Highway 94, Campo, CA 91906. • County of San Diego Public Library—Pine Valley, 28804 Old Highway 80, Pine Valley, CA 91962. • BIA Pacific Regional Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan (Harold) Hall, Regional Archeologist BIA Pacific Region Branch, by telephone at (916) 978–6041 or by email at harold.hall@bia.gov. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Feb 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 I. Background on the Process Public review of the DEIS is part of the administrative process for the evaluation of the authorization of the Tribe’s lease of trust land in eastern San Diego County, California. Terra-Gen proposes to construct and operate a wind energy generation facility in the lease area. A Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS was published in the Federal Register on November 11, 2018 (83 FR 58784) and posted on the www.CampoWind.com website. A public notice announcing the proposed action and the scoping meeting was published in the San Diego Business Journal on November 26, 2018 and the San Diego Union-Tribune on November 21, 2018. The BIA held a public scoping meeting for the proposed project on December 6, 2018 at the Campo Indian Reservation Tribal Hall, 36190 Church Road, Campo, California. A Notice of Availability (NOA) that the Draft EIS had been prepared was published in the Federal Register on May 24, 2019. The 45-day public review period on the Draft EIS began on May 24, 2019 and ended on July 8, 2019. A public meeting was noticed and held on June 19, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Campo Indian Reservation Tribal Hall, 36190 Church Road, Campo, California. II. Background on the Project The proposed action consists of BIA approval of a lease between the Tribe and Terra-Gen, to construct and operate a renewable energy generation project for 25 years on the Reservation, with the possibility of a 13-year extension for a total of 38 years. The lease would allow Terra-Gen to develop and operate a wind energy generation facility in the lease area. The project consists of the following components: (A) Up to 60 wind turbines of approximately 4.2 megawatts (MW) capacity and approximately 586 feet in total height; (B) access roads, including approximately 15 miles of new roads and approximately 15 miles of improved existing roads; (C) electrical collection and communication system; (D) project collector substation; (E) operations and maintenance facility; (F) meteorological towers; (G) water collection and septic system; (H) temporary concrete batch plant; (I) temporary staging areas; (J) onreservation portion of the generation tie PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7579 line (gen-tie line); and (K) boulder brush facilities (components on private lands including a portion of the gen-tie line, a high-voltage substation, a switchyard, and access roads). III. Alternatives The following alternatives are considered in the EIS: (1) Alternative 1, 252 MW—would include 60 turbines producing approximately 4.2 MW each, for a total production of approximately 252 MW. Up to 76 possible turbine sites have been evaluated, of which only 60 could be constructed under the lease. Total turbine height of approximately 586 feet. (2) Alternative 2, 202 MW—would include a reduction in the Project’s footprint, number of turbines, and generating capacity of approximately 20%, with 48 turbines that would produce approximately 4.2 MW each, for a total production of approximately 202 MW. (3) Alternative 3, No Action Alternative—would entail the BIA not approving the proposed lease agreement between the Tribe and Terra-Gen for the construction of a wind energy project on the Reservation. A wide range of additional alternatives were considered by the BIA but not carried forward for detailed analysis in the EIS. The following alternatives were not analyzed in the EIS because they either did not meet the purpose and need of the project or were not considered technically feasible or economically feasible or cost-effective: Mixed renewable generation (wind and solar), minimal build-out, offreservation location, reduced capacity turbines, distributed generation. IV. Environmental Impact Analysis The EIS analyzes the potential environmental impacts to 13 different resource categories, including: • Land Resources • Water Resources • Air Quality • Biological Resources • GHG Emissions and Climate Change • Cultural Resources • Socioeconomic Conditions • Resource Use Patterns • Traffic and Transportation • Noise • Visual Resources • Public Health and Safety • Cumulative Scenario and Impacts. V. Public Comment Procedures BIA is noticing the 30-day waiting period for the Final EIS, in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations for implementing E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 27 (Monday, February 10, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7578-7579]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02619]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[AAK6006201 210A2100DD AOR3030.999900]


Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Osage County Oil and 
Gas, Osage County, Oklahoma

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; extension of comment deadline.

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SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs (BIA) has again extended the deadline for comments on the Osage 
County Oil and Gas Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and 
announces the final deadline for comments on the DEIS.

DATES: The final, extended deadline for comments on the DEIS is 
February 21, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the DEIS may be submitted by any of the 
following methods:
    [ssquf] Email: [email protected].
    [ssquf] Fax: (918) 287-5700.
    [ssquf]  Mail or hand delivery: Osage County Oil and Gas EIS, BIA 
Osage Agency, Attn: Superintendent, P.O. Box 1539, Pawhuska, OK 74056.
    The DEIS may be examined at the BIA Osage Agency, 813 Grandview 
Avenue, Pawhuska, Oklahoma. The DEIS is also available for review 
online on the project website: https://www.bia.gov/regional-offices/eastern-oklahoma/osage-agency/osage-oil-and-gas-eis.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mosby Halterman, Supervisory 
Environmental Specialist, telephone: 918-781-4660; email: 
[email protected]; address: BIA Eastern Oklahoma Regional Office, 
PO Box 8002, Muskogee, OK 74402.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 22, 2019, BIA published a notice 
of availability of the DEIS and requested comments by January 6, 2020 
(i.e., 45 days following the date the EPA published its ``Notice of 
Availability'' in the Federal Register). See 84 FR 64556. On December 
27, 2019, BIA published a notice extending the deadline for comments on 
the DEIS to January 22, 2020. See 84 FR 71450. The BIA has since 
received numerous requests for an additional extension and, in response 
to those requests, now extends the deadline to the date listed in the 
DATES section of this notice. The date listed in the DATES section of 
this notice is the final deadline for comments on the

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DEIS; no additional extensions will be granted.

    Dated: January 23, 2020.
Tara Sweeney,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
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