Notice of Availability of the Willow Master Development Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement, Alaska, 49677 [2020-17722]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 158 / Friday, August 14, 2020 / Notices comments did not result in the addition of substantive revisions to the Draft EIS and RMP Amendment that was published in August 2019. Responses to all comments are in Appendix H of the Final EIS. On April 10, 2020, an NOA of the Final EIS and Proposed RMP Amendment for the Project published in the Federal Register (84 FR 71455), which initiated a 30-day public protest period and a 60-day Governor’s consistency review. The BLM received six (6) protest letters; the BLM considered each protest letter in its decision. The Protest Resolution Report was completed on July 21, 2020 and is available for public inspection at the addresses listed above. On May 14, 2020, the BLM received a written response from the Governor’s office with no inconsistencies identified. After environmental analysis, consideration of public comments, and application of pertinent Federal laws, it is the decision of the Department of the Interior to authorize the Project in Catron County, New Mexico, and amend the 2010 Socorro Field Office RMP by selecting Alternative 2A, which was a modification of the agency’s Preferred Alternative. Approval of these decisions constitutes the final decision of the Department of the Interior and, in accordance with the regulations at 43 CFR 4.410(a)(3), is not subject to appeal under Departmental regulations at 43 CFR part 4. Any challenge to these decisions, including the BLM Authorized Officer’s issuance of the right-of-way as approved by this decision, must be brought to the Federal district court. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10. Timothy R. Spisak, New Mexico State Director. [FR Doc. 2020–17431 Filed 8–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [20X.LLAK930100 L510100000.ER0000] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Notice of Availability of the Willow Master Development Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement, Alaska 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 a SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Aug 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Willow Master Development Plan, and by this notice is announcing its publication. DATES: The BLM will issue a Record of Decision for the project no earlier than 30 days from the date of the Final EIS Notice of Availability published by the Environmental Protection Agency. ADDRESSES: To access the Final EIS or to request an electronic or paper copy, please reach out to: • Website: http://www.blm.gov/ alaska/WillowEIS. • Email: rajones@blm.gov. • Mail: Willow FEIS Comments, BLM Alaska State Office, 222 W 7th Ave. #13, Anchorage AK 99513. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Racheal Jones, Willow EIS Project Manager, telephone: 907–290–0307; address: 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513. 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 Willow Master Development Plan Final EIS analyzes an oil and gas development project proposed by ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. on federal oil and gas leases it holds in the northeast region of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR–A), as well as alternatives to the proposed project and measures to avoid and mitigate impacts to surface resources and other uses including subsistence use. The BLM has identified Alternative B and Module Delivery Option 3 as its preferred alternative. If the Willow Master Development Plan is approved, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. may submit applications to build up to five drill sites, a central processing facility, an operations center pad, gravel roads, ice roads and ice pads, 1 or 2 airstrips (varies by alternative), a freshwater reservoir, an ice bridge across the Colville River to transfer facility modules into the NPR–A, pipelines, and a gravel mine site. The project would have a peak production in excess of 160,000 barrels of oil per day (with a processing capacity of 200,000 barrels of oil per day) over its approximately 30-year life, producing up to approximately 590 million total barrels of oil. The project would help offset declines in production from the North Slope oil fields and contribute to the local, state, and national economies. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49677 Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6(b). Chad B. Padgett, State Director, Alaska. [FR Doc. 2020–17722 Filed 8–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRNHL–DTS#–30714; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000] National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions National Park Service, Interior. Notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[20X.LLAK930100 L510100000.ER0000]


Notice of Availability of the Willow Master Development Plan 
Final Environmental Impact Statement, Alaska

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 a 
Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Willow Master 
Development Plan, and by this notice is announcing its publication.

DATES: The BLM will issue a Record of Decision for the project no 
earlier than 30 days from the date of the Final EIS Notice of 
Availability published by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Racheal Jones, Willow EIS Project 
Manager, telephone: 907-290-0307; address: 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, 
Anchorage, Alaska 99513. 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 Willow Master Development Plan Final EIS 
analyzes an oil and gas development project proposed by ConocoPhillips 
Alaska, Inc. on federal oil and gas leases it holds in the northeast 
region of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A), as well as 
alternatives to the proposed project and measures to avoid and mitigate 
impacts to surface resources and other uses including subsistence use. 
The BLM has identified Alternative B and Module Delivery Option 3 as 
its preferred alternative. If the Willow Master Development Plan is 
approved, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. may submit applications to build 
up to five drill sites, a central processing facility, an operations 
center pad, gravel roads, ice roads and ice pads, 1 or 2 airstrips 
(varies by alternative), a freshwater reservoir, an ice bridge across 
the Colville River to transfer facility modules into the NPR-A, 
pipelines, and a gravel mine site. The project would have a peak 
production in excess of 160,000 barrels of oil per day (with a 
processing capacity of 200,000 barrels of oil per day) over its 
approximately 30-year life, producing up to approximately 590 million 
total barrels of oil. The project would help offset declines in 
production from the North Slope oil fields and contribute to the local, 
state, and national economies.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6(b).

Chad B. Padgett,
State Director, Alaska.
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