Notice of Availability of the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Resource Management Plan Amendments for 9 BLM-Wyoming Resource Management Plans, 21453-21454 [2020-08117]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 75 / Friday, April 17, 2020 / Notices thence South 87°56′03″ East, 98.68 feet; thence Southeasterly, 656.97 feet, along the arc of a 57170.78 foot radius curve to the right, the central angle of which is 00°39′30″ and the long chord of which bears South 87°35′43″ East, 656.97 feet; thence North 02°43′59″ East, 50.00 feet; thence Southeasterly, 381.31 feet, along the arc of a 57175.09 foot radius curve to the right, the central angle of which is 00°22′56″ and the long chord of which bears South 87°04′30″ East, 381.31 feet; thence South 41°44′32″ East, 197.74 feet; thence Southeasterly, 166.38 feet, along the arc of a 57080.78 foot radius curve to the right, the central angle of which is 00°10′01″ and the long chord of which bears South 86°39′39″ East, 166.38 feet; thence North 47°24′34″ East, 125.00 feet; thence Southeasterly, 303.34 feet, along the arc of a 57170.78 foot radius curve to the right, the central angle of which is 00°18′14″ and the long chord of which bears South 86°20′18″ East, 303.34 feet; thence North 03°48′47″ East, 25.00 feet; thence Southeasterly, 252.15 feet, along the arc of a 57195.78 foot radius curve to the right, the central angle of which is 00°15′09″ and the long chord of which bears South 86°03′36″ East, 252.15 feet; thence South 85°56′01″ East, 247.54 feet; thence South 04°03′59″ West, 5.00 feet; thence South 85°56′01″ East, 40.00 feet; thence North 04°03′59″ East, 5.08 feet; thence South 85°56′01″ East, 273.58 feet; thence Southeasterly, 743.68 feet, along the arc of a 34477.47 foot radius curve to the left, the central angle of which is 01°14′09″ and the long chord of which bears South 86°33′04″ East, 743.67 feet; thence South 00°19′33″ East, 127.79 feet; thence South 85°56′06″ East, 25.00 feet; thence South 00°19′33″ East, 105.00 feet; thence North 87°43′34″ West, 728.33 feet; thence South 02°25′27″ West, 768.43 feet; thence South 87°34′33″ East, 171.00 feet; thence Southeasterly, 23.56 feet, along the arc of a 15.00 foot radius curve to the right, the central angle of which is 90°00′00″, and the long chord of which bears South 42°34′33″ East, 21.21 feet; thence South 02°25′27″ West, 71.32 feet; thence South 87°34′33″ East, 66.49 feet; thence Southeasterly, 106.26 feet, along the arc of a 200.00 foot radius curve to the right, the central angle of which is 30°26′33″, and the long chord of which bears South 72°21′17″ East, 105.02 feet; thence South 57°08′00″ East, 46.71 feet; thence Southeasterly, 53.13 feet, along the arc of a 100.00 foot radius curve to the left, the central angle of which is 30°26′33″, and the long chord of which bears South 72°21′17″ East, 52.51 feet; thence South 87°34′33″ East, 641.17 feet, to a point on the East Line of said Section 2 and the POINT OF BEGINNING Subject to the Right-of-Way of Lautner Road over the Easterly 33 feet thereof. Tara Sweeney, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–08180 Filed 4–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Apr 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWY925000.L13400000.PQ0000 20X] Notice of Availability of the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Resource Management Plan Amendments for 9 BLM-Wyoming Resource Management Plans Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. 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) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment for the proposed Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI) within the BLM Cody, Worland, Buffalo, Casper, Lander, Pinedale, Kemmerer, Rawlins and Rock Springs field offices. DATES: To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Draft RMP Amendment and Draft EIS within 90 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public involvement activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the DEIS during comment period on the WPCI ePlanning website at https:// go.usa.gov/xpCM. Requests for information regarding the Draft EIS may be emailed to: • Mail: Heather Schultz, WPCI EIS Project Manager, hschultz@blm.gov. Copies of the Draft EIS are available on the project website at: https:// go.usa.gov/xpCMr. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Schultz, Project Manager, telephone 307–775–6084; address 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne Wyoming; email hschultz@blm.gov. Contact Ms. Schultz to add your name to our mailing list. 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: PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21453 above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The State of Wyoming is proposing a pipeline corridor network reserved for the use and the transport of carbon dioxide (CO2), enhanced oil recovery (EOR) products and other compatible uses to be designated on BLM-managed lands in Wyoming through the land use planning process. The amendments would designate new corridors reserved for the transport of CO2, EOR products, and other compatible uses, that may support future Carbon Capture Storage and Utilization (CCUS) projects in the State of Wyoming. The State of Wyoming proposes that approximately 2,000 miles and 25 segments of pipeline corridors be designated on BLM-managed lands and in those associated RMPs. The proposed WPCI corridors are divided into segments based on proposed width and the regions they will service. The BLM plans to analyze the State’s proposal by preparing an EIS. Based on the findings of the EIS process, the BLM may amend the nine RMPs containing lands proposed for pipeline corridors to designate those corridors. If the BLM were to receive a right-of-way application for CO2 or EOR product pipelines or related facilities in the future, project specific NEPA would be completed separately at that time. The purpose of this public comment process is to determine if relevant issues are addressed in the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and guide the planning process. The BLM is analyzing four alternatives: Alternative A: No Action Alternative: Under the no action alternative no new corridors would be designated, no Resource Management Plans would be amended, and management of existing corridors would remain the same. Alternative B: Proposed Action: Designates new corridors reserved for the transport of CO2, EOR products, and other compatible uses. Portions (200 ft or 300 ft wide) of existing corridors would be reserved for pipelines and facilities associated with CO2, EOR products and other uses as outlined in the State of Wyoming Proposal. Additional corridors would be designated both in Sage Grouse Priority Habitat Management Areas (PHMA) and outside of PHMA as proposed by the state of Wyoming. Alternative C: Maintain Existing Management in Existing Corridors and creates new corridors reserved for CO2, EOR products and other compatible uses. Routes would be modified or E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 21454 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 75 / Friday, April 17, 2020 / Notices eliminated from the Proposal to avoid resource conflicts, Sage Grouse PHMA, pre-existing rights, existing uses and infrastructure. Use of existing corridors would be maximized. Management of existing corridors would remain the same and would not be reserved for the transport of CO2, EOR products, and other compatible uses. Additional new corridors (200 ft or 300 ft wide) would be created for the transport of CO2, EOR products, and other compatible uses. Additional Corridors would be not be created in Sage Grouse PHMA. Alternative D: Alternative D is the agency preferred alternative and dedicates portions of existing corridors and creates new corridors reserved for the transport of CO2, EOR products, and other compatible uses. Routes would be modified or eliminated from the Proposal to avoid resource conflicts, Sage Grouse PHMA, pre-existing rights, existing uses and infrastructure. Portions (200 ft or 300 ft wide) of existing corridors would be reserved for the transport of CO2, EOR products, and other compatible uses. Additional Corridors would be not be created in Sage Grouse PHMA. Please note that public comments and information submitted including names, street addresses, and email addresses of persons who submit comments will be available for public review and disclosure at the above address during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except holidays. 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, 43 CFR 1610.2 Duane Spencer, BLM Wyoming State Director. [FR Doc. 2020–08117 Filed 4–16–20; 8:45 am] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4310–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:10 Apr 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCOF02400.L16100000.DQ0000. LXSSC0100000.20X] Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Associated Environmental Impact Statement for the Browns Canyon National Monument, Colorado Bureau of Land Management. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, and the National Forest Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Royal Gorge Field Office (RGFO), Can˜on City, Colorado, and U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Pike-San Isabel National Forests and Comanche-Cimarron National Grasslands (PSICC), Pueblo, Colorado, have prepared a Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Forest Plan (FP) amendment, supported by an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), for the Browns Canyon National Monument, and by this notice are announcing its availability. DATES: BLM planning regulations state that any person who meets the conditions as described in the regulations may protest the BLM’s Proposed RMP. The USFS has waived its objection procedures and instead adopted the BLM’s administrative review process (36 CFR 219.59). A person who meets the conditions and files a protest must file the protest within 30 days of the date that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes its Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register The EPA publishes its NOAs in the Federal Register weekly, usually on Fridays. ADDRESSES: The Proposed RMP–FP amendment and Final EIS is available on the BLM ePlanning project website at https://go.usa.gov/xn2eC. Click the Documents and Reports link on the left side of the screen to find the electronic versions of these materials. Hard copies of the Proposed RMP–FP amendment and Final EIS are also available for public inspection by appointment at the BLM RGFO, 3028 E. Main St., Can˜on City, CO 81212, and at the PSICC Salida Ranger District, 5575 Cleora Road, Salida, CO 81201. All protests must be in writing and filed with the BLM Director, either as a hard copy or electronically via the BLM’s ePlanning project website listed previously. To submit a protest SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 electronically, go to the BLM ePlanning project website and follow the protest instructions highlighted at the top of the home page. If submitting a protest in hard copy, it must be mailed to one of the following addresses: Regular Mail: Director (210), Attn: Protest Coordinator, P.O. Box 261117, Lakewood, CO 80226. Overnight Delivery: Director (210), Attn: Protest Coordinator, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 80215. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Vieira, Project Manager, telephone 719–246–9966; address 5575 Cleora Road, Salida, CO 81201; email blm_co_brownscanyon@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. Vieira 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 BCNM was established by Presidential Proclamation 9232. The BLM and USFS have prepared the Proposed RMP–FP amendment and Final EIS for BCNM to evaluate the management strategy for monument resources, objects, and values, including resource uses and special designations within the BCNM. The planning area is located in Chaffee County, Colorado, and encompasses approximately 21,600 acres. The BCNM RMP–FP amendment will determine management for approximately 9,790 acres of BLM-administered surface land and approximately 11,810 acres of USFS-administered national forest. The monument also includes a portion of the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, a cooperatively managed area along the Arkansas River administered by the BLM, the USFS, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). Major planning issues considered in the Proposed RMP–FP amendment and Final EIS are conserving and protecting monument resources, objects or values including bighorn sheep, peregrine falcon, terrestrial and avian wildlife habitat, cultural and historical resources, geological features and riparian values; maintaining monument values and settings; understanding and addressing tribal values including religious and other significant sites; addressing existing uses such as livestock grazing; and managing for sustainable outdoor recreation, visitor growth and visitor enjoyment. The Proposed RMP–FP amendment and Final EIS also considers BLM decisions regarding wild and scenic rivers, areas E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 75 (Friday, April 17, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-08117]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLWY925000.L13400000.PQ0000 20X]


Notice of Availability of the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor 
Initiative Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Resource Management 
Plan Amendments for 9 BLM-Wyoming Resource Management Plans

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, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 
1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Draft Resource 
Management Plan (RMP) Amendment for the proposed Wyoming Pipeline 
Corridor Initiative (WPCI) within the BLM Cody, Worland, Buffalo, 
Casper, Lander, Pinedale, Kemmerer, Rawlins and Rock Springs field 
offices.

DATES: To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive 
written comments on the Draft RMP Amendment and Draft EIS within 90 
days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes 
its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The BLM will 
announce future meetings or hearings and any other public involvement 
activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media 
releases, and/or mailings.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the DEIS during comment period on 
the WPCI ePlanning website at https://go.usa.gov/xpCM. Requests for 
information regarding the Draft EIS may be emailed to:
     Mail: Heather Schultz, WPCI EIS Project Manager, 
[email protected].
    Copies of the Draft EIS are available on the project website at: 
https://go.usa.gov/xpCMr.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Schultz, Project Manager, 
telephone 307-775-6084; address 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne 
Wyoming; email [email protected]. Contact Ms. Schultz to add your name 
to our mailing list. 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: The State of Wyoming is proposing a pipeline 
corridor network reserved for the use and the transport of carbon 
dioxide (CO2), enhanced oil recovery (EOR) products and other 
compatible uses to be designated on BLM-managed lands in Wyoming 
through the land use planning process. The amendments would designate 
new corridors reserved for the transport of CO2, EOR products, and 
other compatible uses, that may support future Carbon Capture Storage 
and Utilization (CCUS) projects in the State of Wyoming. The State of 
Wyoming proposes that approximately 2,000 miles and 25 segments of 
pipeline corridors be designated on BLM-managed lands and in those 
associated RMPs. The proposed WPCI corridors are divided into segments 
based on proposed width and the regions they will service. The BLM 
plans to analyze the State's proposal by preparing an EIS. Based on the 
findings of the EIS process, the BLM may amend the nine RMPs containing 
lands proposed for pipeline corridors to designate those corridors. If 
the BLM were to receive a right-of-way application for CO2 or EOR 
product pipelines or related facilities in the future, project specific 
NEPA would be completed separately at that time. The purpose of this 
public comment process is to determine if relevant issues are addressed 
in the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and 
guide the planning process.
    The BLM is analyzing four alternatives:
    Alternative A: No Action Alternative: Under the no action 
alternative no new corridors would be designated, no Resource 
Management Plans would be amended, and management of existing corridors 
would remain the same.
    Alternative B: Proposed Action: Designates new corridors reserved 
for the transport of CO2, EOR products, and other compatible uses. 
Portions (200 ft or 300 ft wide) of existing corridors would be 
reserved for pipelines and facilities associated with CO2, EOR products 
and other uses as outlined in the State of Wyoming Proposal. Additional 
corridors would be designated both in Sage Grouse Priority Habitat 
Management Areas (PHMA) and outside of PHMA as proposed by the state of 
Wyoming.
    Alternative C: Maintain Existing Management in Existing Corridors 
and creates new corridors reserved for CO2, EOR products and other 
compatible uses. Routes would be modified or

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eliminated from the Proposal to avoid resource conflicts, Sage Grouse 
PHMA, pre-existing rights, existing uses and infrastructure. Use of 
existing corridors would be maximized. Management of existing corridors 
would remain the same and would not be reserved for the transport of 
CO2, EOR products, and other compatible uses. Additional new corridors 
(200 ft or 300 ft wide) would be created for the transport of CO2, EOR 
products, and other compatible uses. Additional Corridors would be not 
be created in Sage Grouse PHMA.
    Alternative D: Alternative D is the agency preferred alternative 
and dedicates portions of existing corridors and creates new corridors 
reserved for the transport of CO2, EOR products, and other compatible 
uses. Routes would be modified or eliminated from the Proposal to avoid 
resource conflicts, Sage Grouse PHMA, pre-existing rights, existing 
uses and infrastructure. Portions (200 ft or 300 ft wide) of existing 
corridors would be reserved for the transport of CO2, EOR products, and 
other compatible uses. Additional Corridors would be not be created in 
Sage Grouse PHMA.
    Please note that public comments and information submitted 
including names, street addresses, and email addresses of persons who 
submit comments will be available for public review and disclosure at 
the above address during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), 
Monday through Friday, except holidays.
    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, 43 CFR 1610.2

Duane Spencer,
BLM Wyoming State Director.
[FR Doc. 2020-08117 Filed 4-16-20; 8:45 am]
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