Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program, Alaska, 51754 [2020-18431]

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Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you may request in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–1. Gregory Sheehan, State Director. [FR Doc. 2020–18403 Filed 8–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:04 Aug 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLAK930000.L51010000.FP0000. LVRWL14L0740] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program, Alaska Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Alaska State Office, announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program. The Secretary for the Department of the Interior’s signature on the ROD constitutes the final decision of the Department, thereby completing the required National Environmental Policy Act process for implementing an oil and gas leasing program within the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. SUMMARY: Requests for information regarding the ROD may be mailed to: Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program, 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513–7504. The ROD is available on the BLM Alaska website at http://www.blm.gov/alaska. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Hayes, BLM Alaska State Office, 907–271–4354. 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 individuals during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individuals. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title II, Section 20001 of Public Law 115–97 directs the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the BLM, to establish and administer a competitive oil and gas leasing program for the leasing, development, production, and transportation of oil and gas in and from the Coastal Plain. The BLM was directed to manage the oil and gas leasing program on the Coastal Plain in a manner similar to lease sales under the Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976 (including regulations). The BLM was also directed to conduct two area-wide lease sales offering not fewer than 400,000 acres, in areas where there ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 is the highest potential for the discovery of hydrocarbons. The ROD approves a program to carry out this statutory directive. By determining where and under what terms and conditions leasing will occur, the ROD takes into account the requirements of Public Law 115–97 and other applicable law. To inform this Decision, the BLM prepared the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program Environmental Impact Statement (Leasing EIS). The ROD adopts Alternative B of the Leasing EIS as to where and under what terms and conditions leasing may occur subject to future specific environmental analysis and permitting decisions, except clarifications have been provided for required operating procedures (ROP) 11 and 17, as well as Lease Notice 2. The ROD also does not adopt the interpretive assumptions made in the Leasing EIS as to the implementation of Section 20001(c)(3) of Public Law 115– 97. Rather, it provides guidance regarding certain general principles for the future application of that section of the law. Authority: 40 CFR 1502.9, 40 CFR 1506.6. Chad B. Padgett, State Director, Alaska. [FR Doc. 2020–18431 Filed 8–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRNHL–DTS#–30753; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000] National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before August 8, 2020, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. DATES: Comments should be submitted electronically by September 8, 2020. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLAK930000.L51010000.FP0000.LVRWL14L0740]


Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas 
Leasing Program, Alaska

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Alaska State Office, 
announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the 
Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Coastal Plain Oil 
and Gas Leasing Program. The Secretary for the Department of the 
Interior's signature on the ROD constitutes the final decision of the 
Department, thereby completing the required National Environmental 
Policy Act process for implementing an oil and gas leasing program 
within the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

ADDRESSES: Requests for information regarding the ROD may be mailed to: 
Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program, 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, 
Anchorage, AK 99513-7504. The ROD is available on the BLM Alaska 
website at http://www.blm.gov/alaska.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Hayes, BLM Alaska State Office, 
907-271-4354. 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 individuals during normal business hours. The FRS is 
available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or 
question with the above individuals. You will receive a reply during 
normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title II, Section 20001 of Public Law 115-97 
directs the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the BLM, to 
establish and administer a competitive oil and gas leasing program for 
the leasing, development, production, and transportation of oil and gas 
in and from the Coastal Plain. The BLM was directed to manage the oil 
and gas leasing program on the Coastal Plain in a manner similar to 
lease sales under the Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976 
(including regulations). The BLM was also directed to conduct two area-
wide lease sales offering not fewer than 400,000 acres, in areas where 
there is the highest potential for the discovery of hydrocarbons.
    The ROD approves a program to carry out this statutory directive. 
By determining where and under what terms and conditions leasing will 
occur, the ROD takes into account the requirements of Public Law 115-97 
and other applicable law. To inform this Decision, the BLM prepared the 
Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program Environmental Impact 
Statement (Leasing EIS).
    The ROD adopts Alternative B of the Leasing EIS as to where and 
under what terms and conditions leasing may occur subject to future 
specific environmental analysis and permitting decisions, except 
clarifications have been provided for required operating procedures 
(ROP) 11 and 17, as well as Lease Notice 2. The ROD also does not adopt 
the interpretive assumptions made in the Leasing EIS as to the 
implementation of Section 20001(c)(3) of Public Law 115-97. Rather, it 
provides guidance regarding certain general principles for the future 
application of that section of the law.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1502.9, 40 CFR 1506.6.

Chad B. Padgett,
State Director, Alaska.
[FR Doc. 2020-18431 Filed 8-20-20; 8:45 am]
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