Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for Coyote Creek Mining Company's Lease-by-Application NDM 110277, Mercer County, ND, Notice of Public Hearing, and Request for Comment on Environmental Assessment, Maximum Economic Recovery, and Fair Market Value, 26985-26986 [2020-09613]

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Overview of This Information Collection Dated: May 1, 2020 Samantha L Deshommes, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2020–09672 Filed 5–5–20; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [19X.LLMTC03200.L51100000.GA0000. LVEME19CE830 MO #4500133387] Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for Coyote Creek Mining Company’s Lease-byApplication NDM 110277, Mercer County, ND, Notice of Public Hearing, and Request for Comment on Environmental Assessment, Maximum Economic Recovery, and Fair Market Value Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability and public hearing. AGENCY: (1) Type of Information Collection Request: New Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Sponsor Deeming and Agency Reimbursement. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: G–1552; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Federal Government; or State or local Government). The G– 1552 is created to collect information via Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program regarding actions that agencies adjudicating federal means-tested public benefits take to (1) deem sponsor income as part of applicant income for purposes of federal means-tested benefits eligibility and (2) seek reimbursement from sponsors for the value of federal meanstested public benefits provided to sponsored applicants. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection G–1552 is 324,737 and the estimated hour burden per response is 0.042 hour. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated with this collection is 13,639 hours. (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated with the collection: The estimated total annual cost burden associated with this collection of information is $0. BILLING CODE 9111–97–P 26985 The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), North Dakota Field Office (NDFO) is publishing this notice to announce that an Environmental Assessment (EA) for Coyote Creek Mining Company’s (CCMC) Federal Coal Lease-by-Application (LBA), serial number NDM 110277, is available for public review and comment. The BLM is also announcing that it will hold a public hearing by teleconference to receive comments on the EA, Fair Market Value (FMV), and Maximum Economic Recovery (MER) of the coal resources contained in the proposed CCMC LBA lease tracts. The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is also accepting comments on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis regarding the potential Federal mine plan decision. DATES: The public hearing by teleconference will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central time zone) on May 20, 2020. Written or electronic comments should be submitted to the NDFO or postmarked no later than May 29, 2020. ADDRESSES: A public hearing by teleconference will be held by calling 1– 800–369–1853 and entering passcode 3787572 when prompted. The teleconference will convene on May 20, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. (Central time zone) and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. (Central time zone). Please note that any details and updates made to any aspect of the hearing will be posted on the BLM ePlanning web page (https://go.usa.gov/ xVyfF). While the BLM expects the hearing to go forward as set forth above, please monitor the ePlanning website or contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to determine if there are any updates. In addition, copies of the EA are available on ePlanning, at the NDFO, and may be SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1 26986 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 88 / Wednesday, May 6, 2020 / Notices requested by mail, email or phone using the contacts provided in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. You may submit comments related to the CCMC EA, FMV and MER by any of the following methods: • Email: BLM_MT_North_Dakota_ CoyoteCreekLBA@blm.gov; • Mail: Bureau of Land Management North Dakota Field Office, Attention: Joel Hartmann, Project Lead, 99 23rd Avenue West, Suite A, Dickinson, ND 58601. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joel Hartmann, Geologist; telephone: 406– 896–5159; or at the address and email provided in the ADDRESSES section. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877– 8339 to contact Mr. Hartmann during normal business hours. The Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question for Mr. Hartmann. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. If you have questions regarding the potential Federal mine plan decision, please contact Michelle Fishburne at telephone: 202–208–2982, email: mfishburne@osmre.gov. If you have questions regarding attending the hearing by teleconference, please contact Al Nash at telephone: 406–896– 5260; email: knash@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 13, 2017, CCMC submitted an application to lease two 160-acre Federal coal lease tracts comprising 320 acres, located in Mercer County, North Dakota. As project co-leads, the BLM and OSMRE developed the issue-based EA, which analyzed and disclosed potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of leasing and subsequent mining of the proposed lease tracts. The tracts are located at the Coyote Creek Mine and contain about 5.23 million tons of in-place Federal coal resources. The tracts underlie private surface and are described as follows: Fifth Principal Meridian, North Dakota T. 143 N., R. 89 W., Sec. 24, SW1/4; Sec. 26, SE1/4. The areas described aggregate 320.00 acres. Through this notice, the BLM is inviting the public to provide comments regarding the potential environmental impacts related to the proposed action, and to submit comments on the FMV and the MER for the proposed LBA tract. The BLM usually holds a public hearing in the local community where the tracts are located. However, due to the COVID–19 National Emergency and VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 May 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 the uncertainty of Federal, State, and local social distancing guidelines, the BLM and OSRME are holding the public hearing by teleconference to ensure staff and interested community members are able to participate safely. A stenographer will record the presentation and comments received during the teleconference. All public comments, whether written or oral, will receive consideration prior to the BLM’s decision regarding the leasing of the Federal coal contained in the tracts. Public comments on the EA should address the potential environmental impacts of the proposed action. Public comments on the FMV and MER for the proposed lease tracts may address, but do not necessarily have to be limited to, the following: 1. The quantity and quality of the Federal coal resource; 2. The mining method to be employed to obtain the MER of the coal resource, including the name of the coal bed(s) to be mined, timing and rate of production, restriction of mining, and the inclusion of the lease tracts into the existing mining operation; 3. The price that the mined coal would bring when sold; 4. Costs, including mining and reclamation, and the anticipated timing of production; 5. The percentage rate at which anticipated income streams should be discounted, either with inflation, or in the absence of inflation, in which case the anticipated rate of inflation should be given; 6. Depreciation, depletion, amortization and other tax accounting factors; 7. The value of privately held mineral or surface estate in the Coyote Creek Mine area. Any proprietary information or data that you submit to the BLM must be marked as confidential to ensure the data will be treated in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations governing the confidentiality of such information or data. A copy of the comments submitted by the public on the EA, FMV, and MER for the tracts, except those portions identified as proprietary and that meet one of the exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act, will be available for public inspection at the BLM, NDFO, 99 23rd Avenue West, Suite A, Dickinson, North Dakota, during regular business hours (8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Central time zone), Monday through Friday. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, the BLM cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. (Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 43 CFR 3422.1, 3425.3 and 3425.4) John J. Mehlhoff, BLM Montana/Dakotas State Director, Billings, Montana. [FR Doc. 2020–09613 Filed 5–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLMTC02200 L14400000.FR0000; MO #4500143799; MTM 109178] Notice of Availability/Notice of Realty Action: Environmental Assessment of the Direct Sale of the Reversionary Interest on the Miles Community College Patent and Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment to the 2015 Miles City Field Office Resource Management Plan, Montana Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability and notice of realty action. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Montana Miles City Field Office (MCFO) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) and proposal to amend the 2015 MCFO Resource Management Plan (RMP), as amended. The EA is in response to Miles Community College’s (MCC) request for a direct sale of the United States’ (U.S.) reversionary interest in the Recreation and Public Purpose (R&PP) Act Patent No. 25–92–0078 for 11.83 acres at fair market value of $272,000, under the authority of FLPMA. By this notice, the BLM is announcing the opening of the comment period on the EA, realty action, and Draft RMP amendment. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[19X.LLMTC03200.L51100000.GA0000. LVEME19CE830 MO #4500133387]


Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for Coyote 
Creek Mining Company's Lease-by-Application NDM 110277, Mercer County, 
ND, Notice of Public Hearing, and Request for Comment on Environmental 
Assessment, Maximum Economic Recovery, and Fair Market Value

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability and public hearing.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), North Dakota Field Office 
(NDFO) is publishing this notice to announce that an Environmental 
Assessment (EA) for Coyote Creek Mining Company's (CCMC) Federal Coal 
Lease-by-Application (LBA), serial number NDM 110277, is available for 
public review and comment. The BLM is also announcing that it will hold 
a public hearing by teleconference to receive comments on the EA, Fair 
Market Value (FMV), and Maximum Economic Recovery (MER) of the coal 
resources contained in the proposed CCMC LBA lease tracts. The Office 
of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is also accepting 
comments on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis 
regarding the potential Federal mine plan decision.

DATES: The public hearing by teleconference will be held from 3:00 p.m. 
to 5:00 p.m. (Central time zone) on May 20, 2020. Written or electronic 
comments should be submitted to the NDFO or postmarked no later than 
May 29, 2020.

ADDRESSES: A public hearing by teleconference will be held by calling 
1-800-369-1853 and entering passcode 3787572 when prompted. The 
teleconference will convene on May 20, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. (Central time 
zone) and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. (Central time zone). Please note 
that any details and updates made to any aspect of the hearing will be 
posted on the BLM ePlanning web page (https://go.usa.gov/xVyfF). While 
the BLM expects the hearing to go forward as set forth above, please 
monitor the ePlanning website or contact the person listed in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to determine if there are any 
updates. In addition, copies of the EA are available on ePlanning, at 
the NDFO, and may be

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requested by mail, email or phone using the contacts provided in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. You may submit comments 
related to the CCMC EA, FMV and MER by any of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected];
     Mail: Bureau of Land Management North Dakota Field Office, 
Attention: Joel Hartmann, Project Lead, 99 23rd Avenue West, Suite A, 
Dickinson, ND 58601.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joel Hartmann, Geologist; telephone: 
406-896-5159; or at the address and email provided in the ADDRESSES 
section. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 to contact Mr. 
Hartmann during normal business hours. The Service is available 24 
hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question for Mr. 
Hartmann. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. If you 
have questions regarding the potential Federal mine plan decision, 
please contact Michelle Fishburne at telephone: 202-208-2982, email: 
[email protected]. If you have questions regarding attending the 
hearing by teleconference, please contact Al Nash at telephone: 406-
896-5260; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 13, 2017, CCMC submitted an 
application to lease two 160-acre Federal coal lease tracts comprising 
320 acres, located in Mercer County, North Dakota. As project co-leads, 
the BLM and OSMRE developed the issue-based EA, which analyzed and 
disclosed potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of leasing 
and subsequent mining of the proposed lease tracts. The tracts are 
located at the Coyote Creek Mine and contain about 5.23 million tons of 
in-place Federal coal resources. The tracts underlie private surface 
and are described as follows:

Fifth Principal Meridian, North Dakota

T. 143 N., R. 89 W.,
    Sec. 24, SW1/4;
    Sec. 26, SE1/4.

    The areas described aggregate 320.00 acres.

    Through this notice, the BLM is inviting the public to provide 
comments regarding the potential environmental impacts related to the 
proposed action, and to submit comments on the FMV and the MER for the 
proposed LBA tract. The BLM usually holds a public hearing in the local 
community where the tracts are located. However, due to the COVID-19 
National Emergency and the uncertainty of Federal, State, and local 
social distancing guidelines, the BLM and OSRME are holding the public 
hearing by teleconference to ensure staff and interested community 
members are able to participate safely. A stenographer will record the 
presentation and comments received during the teleconference. All 
public comments, whether written or oral, will receive consideration 
prior to the BLM's decision regarding the leasing of the Federal coal 
contained in the tracts.
    Public comments on the EA should address the potential 
environmental impacts of the proposed action. Public comments on the 
FMV and MER for the proposed lease tracts may address, but do not 
necessarily have to be limited to, the following:
    1. The quantity and quality of the Federal coal resource;
    2. The mining method to be employed to obtain the MER of the coal 
resource, including the name of the coal bed(s) to be mined, timing and 
rate of production, restriction of mining, and the inclusion of the 
lease tracts into the existing mining operation;
    3. The price that the mined coal would bring when sold;
    4. Costs, including mining and reclamation, and the anticipated 
timing of production;
    5. The percentage rate at which anticipated income streams should 
be discounted, either with inflation, or in the absence of inflation, 
in which case the anticipated rate of inflation should be given;
    6. Depreciation, depletion, amortization and other tax accounting 
factors;
    7. The value of privately held mineral or surface estate in the 
Coyote Creek Mine area.
    Any proprietary information or data that you submit to the BLM must 
be marked as confidential to ensure the data will be treated in 
accordance with the applicable laws and regulations governing the 
confidentiality of such information or data. A copy of the comments 
submitted by the public on the EA, FMV, and MER for the tracts, except 
those portions identified as proprietary and that meet one of the 
exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act, will be available for 
public inspection at the BLM, NDFO, 99 23rd Avenue West, Suite A, 
Dickinson, North Dakota, during regular business hours (8:00 a.m.-4:30 
p.m. Central time zone), Monday through Friday.
    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, the BLM cannot guarantee that we will 
be able to do so.

(Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 43 CFR 3422.1, 3425.3 and 3425.4)

John J. Mehlhoff,
BLM Montana/Dakotas State Director, Billings, Montana.
[FR Doc. 2020-09613 Filed 5-5-20; 8:45 am]
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