Notice of Availability of the Nevada and Northeastern California Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation, 10184-10185 [2020-03379]

Download as PDF 10184 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 35 / Friday, February 21, 2020 / Notices Bureau of Land Management [20X.LLWO200000. L11700000.PH0000.LXSGPL000000] Notice of Availability of the Utah Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared this Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. BLM Utah is soliciting comments on the Draft Supplemental EIS. SUMMARY: To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Draft Supplemental EIS within 45 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes a Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental EIS in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public participation activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Utah Draft Supplemental EIS by any of the following methods: • Website: https://bit.ly/36uazln. • Mail: BLM Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500 Salt Lake City, UT 84101–1345. • Fax: (801) 539–4198. Copies of the Utah Draft Supplemental EIS for Greater SageGrouse Conservation are available at the BLM Utah State Office at the above address or online at: https://bit.ly/ 36uazln. DATES: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mellissa Wood, Greater Sage-Grouse Plan Implementation Coordinator, telephone (801) 539–4068; address 440 West 200 South, Suite 500 Salt Lake City, UT 84101–1345; email mrwood@ 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 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 Greater Sage-Grouse is a State-managed species that is dependent on sagebrush steppe ecosystems. These ecosystems are managed in partnership across the range of the Greater Sage-Grouse by State wildlife agencies, Federal agencies, local communities, private landowners, and other stakeholders. Since the 1950s these partners have collaborated to conserve Greater Sage-Grouse and its habitats. The U.S. Department of the Interior and the BLM have broad responsibilities to manage Federal lands and resources for the public benefit. Nearly half of Greater Sage-Grouse habitat is managed by the BLM. The BLM is committed to being a good neighbor and investing in on-the-ground conservation activities through close collaboration with State governments, local communities, private landowners, and other stakeholders. In 2019, the BLM Utah State Director signed the Record of Decision and Approved Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Resource Plan Amendment (84 FR 10328), building upon the BLM’s commitment to conserve and restore Greater Sage-Grouse habitat while improving collaboration and alignment with State management strategies for Greater Sage-Grouse. The BLM sought to improve management alignment in ways that would increase management flexibility, maintain access to public resources, and promote conservation outcomes. The Draft Supplemental EIS will supplement and clarify the analysis relied on in the 2019 BLM Utah Record of Decision with respect to the BLM considering a range of reasonable alternatives, taking a ‘‘hard look’’ at environmental effects, and evaluating cumulative impacts. Through the Draft Supplemental EIS, the BLM will also allow for additional public comment on the BLM’s approach to compensatory mitigation and Greater Sage-Grouse habitat conservation. The Utah planning area analyzed in this Draft Supplemental EIS includes approximately 48,158,700 acres of BLM, National Park Service, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Defense, Tribal, State, and private lands in 26 counties: Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Daggett, Davis, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Morgan, Piute, Rich, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch, Wayne, and Weber Counties. Also analyzed are the cumulative effects across the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ management zones and entire Greater Sage-Grouse SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 range. The BLM administers approximately 20,367,500 acres of public land within this area, providing approximately 4,017,400 acres of Greater Sage-Grouse habitat. 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. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10. Anita Bilbao, BLM Utah Acting State Director. [FR Doc. 2020–03392 Filed 2–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [20X.LLWO200000. L11700000.PH0000.LXSGPL000000] Notice of Availability of the Nevada and Northeastern California Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared this Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. BLM Nevada and BLM California are soliciting comments on the Draft Supplemental EIS. DATES: To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Draft Supplemental EIS within 45 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes a Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental EIS in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public participation activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Nevada and Northeastern California Draft Supplemental EIS by any of the following methods: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 35 / Friday, February 21, 2020 / Notices • Website: https://goo.gl/uz89cT. • Mail: BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, NV 89502. Copies of the Nevada and Northeastern California Draft Supplemental EIS are available for public inspection at the BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, NV 89502; the BLM California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way #W1623, Sacramento, CA 95825 and online at https://goo.gl/uz89cT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Sherve, Acting Nevada SageGrouse Lead, telephone 775–861–6482; address 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, NV 89502; email csherve@blm.gov; or Arlene Kosic, California Sage-Grouse Lead, telephone 530–279–2726; email akosic@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 the above individuals 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 individuals. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Greater Sage-Grouse is a State-managed species that is dependent on sagebrush steppe ecosystems. These ecosystems are managed in partnership across the range of the Greater Sage-Grouse by State wildlife agencies, Federal agencies, local communities, private landowners, and other stakeholders. Since the 1950s these partners have collaborated to conserve Greater Sage-Grouse and its habitats. The U.S. Department of the Interior and the BLM have broad responsibilities to manage Federal lands and resources for the public benefit. Nearly half of Greater Sage-Grouse habitat is managed by the BLM. The BLM is committed to being a good neighbor and investing in on-the-ground conservation activities through close collaboration with State governments, local communities, private landowners, and other stakeholders. In 2019 the BLM Nevada and California State Directors signed the Record of Decision and Approved the Nevada and Northeastern California Greater Sage-Grouse Resource Plan Amendment (84 FR 10323), building upon the BLM’s commitment to conserve and restore Greater SageGrouse habitat while improving collaboration and alignment with State management strategies for Greater SageGrouse. The BLM sought to improve management alignment in ways that would increase management flexibility, maintain access to public resources, and promote conservation outcomes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 The Draft Supplemental EIS will supplement and clarify the analysis relied on in the 2019 BLM Nevada and Northeastern California Record of Decision, including with respect to the BLM considering a range of reasonable alternatives, taking a ‘‘hard look’’ at environmental effects, and evaluating cumulative impacts. Through the Draft Supplemental EIS, the BLM will also allow for additional public comment on the BLM’s approach to compensatory mitigation and Greater Sage-Grouse habitat conservation. The Nevada and Northeastern California planning area includes approximately 70.3 million acres of BLM, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, State, local, and private lands in 17 counties: Churchill, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lassen, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Modoc, Nye, Pershing, Plumas, Sierra, Storey, Washoe, and White Pine. Also analyzed are the cumulative effects across the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ management zones and entire Greater Sage-Grouse range. Within the decision area, the BLM administers approximately 45.4 million acres of public lands, providing approximately 20.5 million acres of Greater SageGrouse habitat. 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. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10. Jon Raby, BLM Nevada State Director. Karen E. Mouritsen, BLM California State Director. [FR Doc. 2020–03379 Filed 2–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10185 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [20X.LLWO200000. L11700000.PH0000.LXSGPL000000] Notice of Availability of the Idaho Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared this Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. BLM Idaho is soliciting comments on the Draft Supplemental EIS. DATES: To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Draft SEIS within 45 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes a Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental EIS in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public participation activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Idaho Draft Supplemental EIS by any of the following methods: • Website: https://goo.gl/Jd8uVf. • Mail: BLM Idaho State Office, 1387 S. Vinnell Way, Boise ID 83709 • Fax: (208) 373–3805 Copies of the Idaho Draft Supplemental EIS for Greater SageGrouse Conservation are available in the BLM Idaho State Office at the above address or online at https://goo.gl/ Jd8uVf. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Beck, Greater Sage-Grouse Implementation Coordinator, telephone (208) 373–3841; address 1387 S. Vinnell Way, Boise ID 83709; email jmbeck@ 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 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: Greater Sage-Grouse is a State-managed species that is dependent on sagebrush steppe E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 35 (Friday, February 21, 2020)]
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[Pages 10184-10185]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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Notice of Availability of the Nevada and Northeastern California 
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Greater Sage-
Grouse Conservation

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, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared this 
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), and by this 
notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. BLM Nevada and 
BLM California are soliciting comments on the Draft Supplemental EIS.

DATES: To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive 
written comments on the Draft Supplemental EIS within 45 days following 
the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes a Notice of 
Availability of the Draft Supplemental EIS in the Federal Register. The 
BLM will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public 
participation activities at least 15 days in advance through public 
notices, media releases, and/or mailings.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Nevada and 
Northeastern California Draft Supplemental EIS by any of the following 
methods:

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     Website: https://goo.gl/uz89cT.
     Mail: BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, 
NV 89502.
    Copies of the Nevada and Northeastern California Draft Supplemental 
EIS are available for public inspection at the BLM Nevada State Office, 
1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, NV 89502; the BLM California State Office, 
2800 Cottage Way #W1623, Sacramento, CA 95825 and online at https://goo.gl/uz89cT.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Sherve, Acting Nevada Sage-
Grouse Lead, telephone 775-861-6482; address 1340 Financial Blvd., 
Reno, NV 89502; email [email protected]; or Arlene Kosic, California 
Sage-Grouse Lead, telephone 530-279-2726; 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 the above 
individuals 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 
individuals. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Greater Sage-Grouse is a State-managed 
species that is dependent on sagebrush steppe ecosystems. These 
ecosystems are managed in partnership across the range of the Greater 
Sage-Grouse by State wildlife agencies, Federal agencies, local 
communities, private landowners, and other stakeholders. Since the 
1950s these partners have collaborated to conserve Greater Sage-Grouse 
and its habitats. The U.S. Department of the Interior and the BLM have 
broad responsibilities to manage Federal lands and resources for the 
public benefit. Nearly half of Greater Sage-Grouse habitat is managed 
by the BLM. The BLM is committed to being a good neighbor and investing 
in on-the-ground conservation activities through close collaboration 
with State governments, local communities, private landowners, and 
other stakeholders.
    In 2019 the BLM Nevada and California State Directors signed the 
Record of Decision and Approved the Nevada and Northeastern California 
Greater Sage-Grouse Resource Plan Amendment (84 FR 10323), building 
upon the BLM's commitment to conserve and restore Greater Sage-Grouse 
habitat while improving collaboration and alignment with State 
management strategies for Greater Sage-Grouse. The BLM sought to 
improve management alignment in ways that would increase management 
flexibility, maintain access to public resources, and promote 
conservation outcomes.
    The Draft Supplemental EIS will supplement and clarify the analysis 
relied on in the 2019 BLM Nevada and Northeastern California Record of 
Decision, including with respect to the BLM considering a range of 
reasonable alternatives, taking a ``hard look'' at environmental 
effects, and evaluating cumulative impacts. Through the Draft 
Supplemental EIS, the BLM will also allow for additional public comment 
on the BLM's approach to compensatory mitigation and Greater Sage-
Grouse habitat conservation.
    The Nevada and Northeastern California planning area includes 
approximately 70.3 million acres of BLM, National Park Service, U.S. 
Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, State, local, and private 
lands in 17 counties: Churchill, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, 
Lassen, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Modoc, Nye, Pershing, Plumas, Sierra, 
Storey, Washoe, and White Pine. Also analyzed are the cumulative 
effects across the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies' 
management zones and entire Greater Sage-Grouse range. Within the 
decision area, the BLM administers approximately 45.4 million acres of 
public lands, providing approximately 20.5 million acres of Greater 
Sage-Grouse habitat.
    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.

    Authority:  40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10.

Jon Raby,
BLM Nevada State Director.
Karen E. Mouritsen,
BLM California State Director.
[FR Doc. 2020-03379 Filed 2-20-20; 8:45 am]
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