Notice of Availability of the Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Road Final Environmental Impact Statement, Alaska, 17353-17354 [2020-06428]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 60 / Friday, March 27, 2020 / Notices BIE will conduct five consultation sessions through telephonic webinar. Three sessions are designated for Tribal representatives or the designee, and two sessions are designated for school For: Time (EDT) Dates Tribes ................ April 27, April 29, and May 1. 5 p.m.–7 p.m .... Public ................ April 28 and April 30 ...... 5 p.m.–7 p.m .... The Tribal consultation presentation and background information on the U.S. Department of Education Consolidated State Plan Template is available at www.bie.edu/tribalconsultations. The BIE strongly recommends reviewing the BIE’s web page prior to attending a consultation session or submitting written comments in order to for provide for meaningful feedback. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Matthews, acting District Manager, Bureau of Land Management Albuquerque District Office, 100 Sun Avenue NE, Suite 330, Pan American Building, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109; 505–761–8700. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM will post temporary closure signs a week prior to a closure at the main entry to the Monument. In addition, a temporary closure notice with all applicable dates will be posted on the BLM website: https://www.blm.gov/ visit/kktr. Presidential Proclamation 7394 designated the Monument on January 17, 2001, to provide opportunities for visitors to observe, study, and experience the geologic processes and cultural and biological objects of interest found in the area, as well as to protect these resources. Frm 00050 registration information. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. To join webinar: SUMMARY: PO 00000 17353 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Closure: During the temporary closure dates listed above, public access is prohibited. Exceptions: The temporary closure order does not apply to members of the Pueblo de Cochiti participating in or observing religious and/or cultural practices; or persons performing authorized BLM planning, administrative, maintenance, and/or emergency or law enforcement activities. Penalties: Any person who violates this temporary closure or these restrictions may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined in accordance with 18 U.S.C. 3571, imprisoned no more than 12 months under 43 U.S.C. 1733(a) and 43 CFR 8360.07, or both. In accordance with 43 CFR 8365.17, state or local officials may also impose penalties for violations of New Mexico law. During these closure dates only BLM planning, administrative, and maintenance activities will be authorized, and no public access will be granted. (Authority: FLPMA, the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks RMP, Presidential Proclamation 7394, 43 CFR 8364.1, and 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) Mark Matthews, Acting District Manager, Albuquerque District. [FR Doc. 2020–06399 Filed 3–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [20X.LLAK930100 L510100000.ER0000] Notice of Availability of the Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Road Final Environmental Impact Statement, Alaska AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 17354 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 60 / Friday, March 27, 2020 / Notices Notice of availability. 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), Central Yukon Field Office, Fairbanks, Alaska, is issuing the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Road Project. DATES: The BLM will issue a Record of Decision for the project no earlier than 30 days after the date that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes its Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Final EIS in the Federal Register. The EPA publishes its NOAs in the Federal Register weekly, usually on Fridays. ADDRESSES: To access the Final EIS or to request an electronic or paper copy, please reach out to: • Website: http://www.blm.gov/ alaska. • Email: tmcmastergoering@blm.gov. • Mail: BLM Alaska State Office, 222 West 7th Avenue #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina McMaster-Goering, Ambler Road EIS Project Manager, telephone: 907–271– 1310; email: tmcmastergoering@ 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 Ms. McMaster-Goering during normal business hours. The 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 Ambler Road Final EIS analyzes an application for a Right of Way grant for year-round industrial access road in support of mining exploration and development; and the construction, operation, and maintenance of facilities associated with that access. The road would run from the existing Dalton Highway to the Ambler Mining District. The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA), a public corporation of the State of Alaska, is the applicant. The AIDEA estimates the creation of an annual average of 486 jobs during road construction and up to 68 full-time jobs over the life of the road. The Final EIS discloses potential effects associated with the construction, operation, maintenance, and reclamation of the road. 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Representatives of any Federallyrecognized Indian Tribe not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the TVA. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Federally-recognized Indian Tribe stated in this notice may proceed. SUMMARY: Representatives of any Federallyrecognized Indian Tribe not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the TVA at the address in this notice by April 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: Dr. Thomas O. Maher, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT11C, Knoxville TN 37902–1401, telephone (865) 632– 7458, email tomaher@tva.gov. 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The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary objects was made by TVA and MM professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Cherokee Nation; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; The Chickasaw Nation; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Osage Nation (previously listed as the Osage Tribe); The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Consulted Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains The sites listed in this notice were excavated as part of TVA’s Kentucky reservoir project by the University of Tennessee, using labor and funds provided by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Details regarding these excavations have never been published. Field reports regarding these sites can be found at the MM and TVA. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 60 (Friday, March 27, 2020)]
[Notices]
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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

[20X.LLAK930100 L510100000.ER0000]


Notice of Availability of the Ambler Mining District Industrial 
Access Road Final Environmental Impact Statement, Alaska

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

[[Page 17354]]


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), Central Yukon 
Field Office, Fairbanks, Alaska, is issuing the Final Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIS) for the Ambler Mining District Industrial Access 
Road Project.

DATES: The BLM will issue a Record of Decision for the project no 
earlier than 30 days after the date that the Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) publishes its Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Final 
EIS in the Federal Register. The EPA publishes its NOAs in the Federal 
Register weekly, usually on Fridays.

ADDRESSES: To access the Final EIS or to request an electronic or paper 
copy, please reach out to:
     Website: http://www.blm.gov/alaska.
     Email: [email protected].
     Mail: BLM Alaska State Office, 222 West 7th Avenue #13, 
Anchorage, Alaska 99513.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina McMaster-Goering, Ambler Road EIS 
Project Manager, telephone: 907-271-1310; 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 Ms. McMaster-Goering during normal business hours. 
The 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 Ambler Road Final EIS analyzes an 
application for a Right of Way grant for year-round industrial access 
road in support of mining exploration and development; and the 
construction, operation, and maintenance of facilities associated with 
that access. The road would run from the existing Dalton Highway to the 
Ambler Mining District. The Alaska Industrial Development and Export 
Authority (AIDEA), a public corporation of the State of Alaska, is the 
applicant.
    The AIDEA estimates the creation of an annual average of 486 jobs 
during road construction and up to 68 full-time jobs over the life of 
the road.
    The Final EIS discloses potential effects associated with the 
construction, operation, maintenance, and reclamation of the road. The 
analysis of the preferred alternative (Alternative A) and other 
alternatives was conducted based on public input gathered from the 11-
month scoping period and a 60-day comment period on the Draft EIS.
    In September and October of 2019, the BLM held public comment 
meetings on the Draft EIS in 18 affected communities as well as 
Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Washington, DC. Modifications to the Draft 
EIS were made based on public comment, cooperating agency coordination, 
tribal and Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act corporation 
consultation, and the BLM's internal review.

(Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6(b))
Chad B. Padgett,
State Director, Alaska.
[FR Doc. 2020-06428 Filed 3-26-20; 8:45 am]
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