Notice of Extension of Time To Prepare the Ambler Road Environmental Impact Statement, Alaska, 11385-11386 [2020-03971]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 39 / Thursday, February 27, 2020 / Notices accept or reject an application to take land into trust for the individual Indian or Tribe, as set out in 25 CFR 151. This information collection allows the BIA to review applications for compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements. No specific form is used. Title of Collection: Acquisition of Trust Land. OMB Control Number: 1076–0100. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individual Indians and Federally Recognized Indian Tribes seeking acquisition of land into trust status. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 500. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 500. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Ranges from 100 to 150 hours. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 55,000. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $0. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq). Elizabeth K. Appel, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–03955 Filed 2–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [F–21901–33, F–21901–34, F–21901–35, F– 21901–71, F–21904–39, F–21904–40, F– 21904–42, F–21904–43, F–21904–44, F– 21904–46, F–21904–47, F–21904–48, F– 21904–76, F–21904–77, F–21904–78, F– 21904–83, F–21904–93, F–21905–62, F– 21905–74, F–21905–76, F–21905–78, F– 21905–79; 20X–LLAK–944000–L14100000– HY0000–P] Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of modified decision approving lands for conveyance. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management hereby provides constructive notice that the decision SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Feb 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 approving lands for conveyance to Doyon, Limited, notice of which was published in the Federal Register on March 11, 2009, will be modified to add two easement reservations and modify an existing easement reservation. DATES: Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the decision may appeal the decision in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4 within the time limits set out in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. You may obtain a copy of the decision from the Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bettie J. Shelby, BLM Alaska State Office, at 907–271–5596, or bshelby@ blm.gov. The BLM Alaska State Office may also be contacted via Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) through the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339. The relay service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the BLM. The BLM will reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the decision approving lands for conveyance to Doyon, Limited, notice of which was published in the Federal Register on March 11, 2009 (74 FR 10609), will be modified to include two additional easements and an amended easement to be reserved to the United States. Section 17(b)(1) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of December 18, 1971, 43 U.S.C. 1616(b)(1), requires the Secretary to evaluate public access to Federal land and waters on lands to be conveyed to ANCSA corporations. Identification of public easements to be reserved to the United States is an inherent part of the ANCSA conveyance process and is guided by the regulations at 43 CFR 2650.4–7. Notice of the modified decision will also be published once a week for four consecutive weeks in the ‘‘Fairbanks Daily News-Miner’’. Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the changes made in the modified decision may appeal the decision in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4 within the following time limits: 1. Unknown parties, parties unable to be located after reasonable efforts have been expended to locate, parties who fail or refuse to sign their return receipt, and parties who receive a copy of the decision by regular mail which is not certified, return receipt requested, shall ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11385 have until March 30, 2020 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4 shall be deemed to have waived their rights. Notices of appeal transmitted by facsimile will not be accepted as timely filed. Except as modified, the decision of March 11, 2009, notice of which was given March 11, 2009, is final. Bettie J. Shelby, Land Law Examiner, Adjudication Section. [FR Doc. 2020–03972 Filed 2–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [19X.LLAK930100 L510100000.ER0000] Notice of Extension of Time To Prepare the Ambler Road Environmental Impact Statement, Alaska Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension of time. 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) is preparing the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Ambler Road project. By this notice, BLM is announcing an extension of time to complete the Final EIS in accordance with Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) section 1104(e). DATES: Completion of the Final EIS for the Ambler Road Project is extended, to occur no later than March 31, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina McMaster-Goering, Ambler Road EIS Project Manager, telephone: 907–271– 1310; address: 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513. You may also request to be added to the mailing list for the EIS. Documents pertaining to the EIS may be examined at https:// www.blm.gov/AmblerRoadEIS. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 11386 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 39 / Thursday, February 27, 2020 / Notices above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA), a public corporation of the State of Alaska, submitted an application for an industrial road right-of-way (ROW) in north-central Alaska across federal public lands and other lands. The road would run from the existing Dalton Highway to the Ambler Mining District. The area involved lies south of the Brooks Range, north of the Yukon River, west of the Dalton Highway and east of the Purcell Mountains. The BLM is the lead Federal agency in the preparation of the EIS. According to ANILCA Section 1104(e), Federal agencies have one-year from Notice of Intent to complete the EIS. The Notice of Intent published in the Federal Register on February 28, 2017, initiating a 90-day public scoping period and indicating a completion date for the Final EIS of December 30, 2019. On April 7, 2017, the BLM extended the public scoping period through January 31, 2018 to accommodate subsistence activities in rural Alaska. The Notice of Availability for the Draft EIS was published in the Federal Register on August 30, 2019, initiating a comment period, which closed on Oct. 29, 2019. The BLM held public hearings on subsistence resources and activities in conjunction with the public meetings on the Draft EIS in 19 affected rural Alaskan communities. In order to thoroughly review and respond to the public comments and prepare the Final EIS, a time extension through March 31, 2020, is necessary. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6(b). Chad B. Padgett, State Director, Alaska. [FR Doc. 2020–03971 Filed 2–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [F–14856–A; F–14856–A2; 20X.LLAK9440000.L14100000.HY0000.P] Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides constructive notice that it will issue an appealable decision approving conveyance of the surface estate in SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Feb 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 certain lands to Emmonak Corporation, for the Native village of Emmonak, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA). As provided by ANCSA, the BLM will convey the subsurface estate in the same lands to Calista Corporation when the BLM conveys the surface estate to Emmonak Corporation. Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the decision may appeal the decision in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4 within the time limits set out in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. DATES: You may obtain a copy of the decision from the Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513–7504. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen Ford, BLM Alaska State Office, 907–271–5715, or eford@blm.gov. The BLM Alaska State Office may also be contacted via Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) through the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the BLM. The BLM will reply during normal business hours. As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the BLM will issue an appealable decision to Emmonak Corporation. The decision approves conveyance of the surface estate in certain lands pursuant to ANCSA (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq.). As provided by ANCSA, the subsurface estate in the same lands will be conveyed to Calista Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Emmonak Corporation. The lands are located in the vicinity of Emmonak, Alaska, and are described as: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Seward Meridian, Alaska T. 31 N., R. 79 W., Secs. 31 and 32. Containing 44.97 acres. T. 31 N., R. 80 W., Secs. 3, 6, 7, and 10; Secs. 16, 21, and 31. Containing 13.29 acres. T. 33 N., R. 80 W., Secs. 19 and 20. Containing 29.82 acres. T. 32 N., R. 81 W., Sec. 5. Containing 1.19 acres. T. 33 N., R. 81 W., Secs. 14 and 35. Containing 615.33 acres. Aggregating 704.60 acres. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The decision addresses public access easements, if any, to be reserved to the United States pursuant to Sec. 17(b) of ANCSA (43 U.S.C. 1616(b)), in the lands described above. The BLM will publish notice of the decision once a week for four consecutive weeks in The Delta Discovery newspaper. Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the decision may appeal the decision in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4 within the following time limits: 1. Unknown parties, parties unable to be located after reasonable efforts have been expended to locate, parties who fail or refuse to sign their return receipt, and parties who receive a copy of the decision by regular mail which is not certified, return receipt requested, shall have until March 30, 2020 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4 shall be deemed to have waived their rights. Notices of appeal transmitted by facsimile will not be accepted as timely filed. Eileen Ford, Land Transfer Resolution Specialist, Adjudication Section. [FR Doc. 2020–03974 Filed 2–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AA–10809, AA–10981, AA–10992, AA– 11056, AA–11063, AA–11064, AA–11081, AA–11082, AA–11084, AA–12437, AA– 12546, AA–12549, AA–12554, AA–12555, 20X.LLAK944000.L14100000.HY0000.P] Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides constructive notice that it will issue an appealable decision approving conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands to Chugach Alaska Corporation, an Alaska Native regional corporation, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA), as amended. DATES: Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the decision may appeal the decision in SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 39 (Thursday, February 27, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11385-11386]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-03971]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[19X.LLAK930100 L510100000.ER0000]


Notice of Extension of Time To Prepare the Ambler Road 
Environmental Impact Statement, Alaska

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of extension of time.

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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) is preparing the 
Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Ambler Road 
project. By this notice, BLM is announcing an extension of time to 
complete the Final EIS in accordance with Alaska National Interest 
Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) section 1104(e).

DATES: Completion of the Final EIS for the Ambler Road Project is 
extended, to occur no later than March 31, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina McMaster-Goering, Ambler Road EIS 
Project Manager, telephone: 907-271-1310; address: 222 West 7th Avenue, 
#13, Anchorage, AK 99513. You may also request to be added to the 
mailing list for the EIS. Documents pertaining to the EIS may be 
examined at https://www.blm.gov/AmblerRoadEIS.
    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

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above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business 
hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Alaska Industrial Development and Export 
Authority (AIDEA), a public corporation of the State of Alaska, 
submitted an application for an industrial road right-of-way (ROW) in 
north-central Alaska across federal public lands and other lands. The 
road would run from the existing Dalton Highway to the Ambler Mining 
District. The area involved lies south of the Brooks Range, north of 
the Yukon River, west of the Dalton Highway and east of the Purcell 
Mountains. The BLM is the lead Federal agency in the preparation of the 
EIS. According to ANILCA Section 1104(e), Federal agencies have one-
year from Notice of Intent to complete the EIS.
    The Notice of Intent published in the Federal Register on February 
28, 2017, initiating a 90-day public scoping period and indicating a 
completion date for the Final EIS of December 30, 2019. On April 7, 
2017, the BLM extended the public scoping period through January 31, 
2018 to accommodate subsistence activities in rural Alaska.
    The Notice of Availability for the Draft EIS was published in the 
Federal Register on August 30, 2019, initiating a comment period, which 
closed on Oct. 29, 2019. The BLM held public hearings on subsistence 
resources and activities in conjunction with the public meetings on the 
Draft EIS in 19 affected rural Alaskan communities. In order to 
thoroughly review and respond to the public comments and prepare the 
Final EIS, a time extension through March 31, 2020, is necessary.

    Authority:  40 CFR 1506.6(b).

Chad B. Padgett,
State Director, Alaska.
[FR Doc. 2020-03971 Filed 2-26-20; 8:45 am]
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