Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Yellow Pine Solar Project in Clark County, NV, 55317-55318 [2020-19541]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 173 / Friday, September 4, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES certain mineral surveys, and metes-andbounds surveys in sections 2 and 11, Township 29 South, Range 63 East, Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada, under Group No. 978, was accepted May 8, 2020. This survey was executed to meet certain administrative needs of the Bureau of Land Management. 3. The Plat of Survey of the following described lands was officially filed at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada State Office, Reno, Nevada, on June 25, 2020. The plat, in one sheet, representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the north boundary and a portion of the subdivisional lines, and the subdivision of section 3, Township 3 South, Range 57 East, Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada, under Group No. 965, was accepted June 18, 2020. This survey was executed to meet certain administrative needs of the Bureau of Land Management. 4. The Plat of Survey of the following described lands was officially filed at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada State Office, Reno, Nevada, on June 30, 2020. The plat, in five sheets, representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines and portions of certain mineral surveys, Township 20 South, Range 65 East, Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada, under Group 952, was accepted May 8, 2020. This survey was executed to meet certain administrative needs of the Bureau of Land Management. 5. The Plat of Survey of the following described lands was officially filed at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada State Office, Reno, Nevada, on July 23, 2020. The plat, in one sheet, representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines, Township 4, South, Range 54 East, Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada, under Group No. 988, was accepted July 21, 2020. This survey was executed to meet certain administrative needs of the Bureau of Land Management. The surveys, listed above, are now the basic record for describing the lands for all authorized purposes. These records have been placed in the open files in the BLM Nevada State Office and are available to the public as a matter of information. Authority: 43 U.S.C., Chapter 3. Dated: August 27, 2020. Michael O. Harmening, Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Nevada. [FR Doc. 2020–19344 Filed 9–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Sep 03, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVS01000. L51010000.ER0000. LVRWF1906420. 19X; N–90788; MO#4500146813] Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Yellow Pine Solar Project in Clark County, NV 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 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Yellow Pine Solar Project and by this notice is announcing its availability. SUMMARY: The BLM will not issue a final decision on the proposal for a minimum of 30 days from the date that the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its notice in the Federal Register. DATES: Copies of the Final EIS for the Yellow Pine Solar Project are available through the ePlanning program: https://eplanning.blm.gov/ eplanning-ui/project/81665/510. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Whitney Wirthlin, Acting Energy & Infrastructure Project Manager, telephone 702–515–5284; address 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130–2301; email blm_nv_ sndo_yellowpine@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 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: This Final EIS addresses two separate but connected applications submitted to the BLM Las Vegas Field Office. First, Yellow Pine Solar, LLC applied for a right-of-way (ROW) on public land to construct, operate and maintain a proposed solar energy generation station and ancillary facilities including battery storage, known as the Yellow Pine Solar Facility. Second, GridLiance West, LLC applied for a ROW on public land to construct, operate and maintain a GridLiance West 230-kilovolt (kV) Trout Canyon Substation and associated 230kV transmission line. These two ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55317 applications are collectively known as the Yellow Pine Solar Project. The proposed Yellow Pine Solar Project is located approximately 10 miles southeast of Pahrump and approximately 32 miles west of Las Vegas in Clark County, Nevada. The Yellow Pine Solar Project would be located on approximately 3,000 acres of BLM managed public land. The Final EIS analyzed the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts of the proposed action and alternatives. The Final EIS analyzed the Proposed Action, the Modified Layout Alternative, the Mowing Alternative, and the No Action Alternative. All of the analysis involves development on approximately 3,000 acres of public land; however, each action/alternative differs in how the facility is constructed. The Proposed Action would be divided into four unique sub-areas to avoid three large washes that cross the study area. The Proposed Action would involve solar development utilizing site preparation methods which include clearing vegetation to a height of no more than three inches within the solar arrays. Areas within the solar arrays that contain large shrubs, such as creosote bush, would also be tilled to remove stumps. The Modified Layout would involve one combined project area on the west side of the project study area to increase space between the project and the Tecopa Road, State Route 160 and the Stump Springs Desert Tortoise Translocation Area. The Mowing Alternative is a construction methods alternative that may be applied to either site layout. Under the Mowing Alternative, vegetation would be mowed at a height of 18 to 24 inches to address concerns related to the loss of topsoil, vegetation, and seedbanks. No tilling would occur under the Mowing Alternative. The No Action Alternative would be a continuation of existing conditions. The Draft EIS for the Yellow Pine Solar Project was available for review during a 45-day comment period beginning March 20, 2020 (85 FR 16125). The BLM received a total of 90 submissions containing 512 individual comments. The comments received were submitted by individuals, governmental agencies, tribes, and other organizations. Key issues raised during the public comment period included potential biological, cultural, tribal, soils, vegetation, hydrological, visual and recreational resource impacts, fire risk/hazard, project alternatives, project design features/mitigation, and cumulative effects. Comments on the Draft EIS were considered and incorporated as appropriate into the E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 55318 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 173 / Friday, September 4, 2020 / Notices Final EIS. The Final EIS includes the revisions made to the Draft EIS to address the comments submitted, including incorporating recommendations from scientific literature and agency funded research to provide additional analysis and documentation on potential impacts and benefits to soils and vegetation under the mowing alternative. Responses to all comments are located in Appendix I of the Final EIS. The BLM continues to consult with Indian tribes on a government-togovernment basis in accordance with Executive Order 13175 and other policies. Tribal concerns, including impacts to Indian trust assets and potential impacts to cultural resources, will be given due consideration. Following a 30-day Final EIS availability and review period, a Record of Decision (ROD) would be issued. The decision reached in the ROD is subject to appeal at the Interior Board of Land Appeals. The 30-day appeal period begins with the issuance of the ROD. (Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10) Angelita Bulletts, District Manager, Southern Nevada District. [FR Doc. 2020–19541 Filed 9–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Electronic Stud Finders, Metal Detectors and Electrical Scanners, DN 3487; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant’s filing pursuant to the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. SUMMARY: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Sep 03, 2020 Jkt 250001 General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission has received a complaint and a submission pursuant to § 210.8(b) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure filed on behalf of Zircon Corporation on August 31, 2020. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain electronic stud finders, metal detectors and electrical scanners. The complaint names as respondents: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. of New Britain, CT; and Black & Decker (U.S.), Inc. of Towson, MD. The complainant requests that the Commission issue a limited exclusion order, a cease and desist order and impose a bond upon respondents’ alleged infringing articles during the 60day Presidential review period pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337(j). Proposed respondents, other interested parties, and members of the public are invited to file comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or § 210.8(b) filing. Comments should address whether issuance of the relief specifically requested by the complainant in this investigation would affect the public health and welfare in the United States, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, or United States consumers. In particular, the Commission is interested in comments that: (i) Explain how the articles potentially subject to the requested remedial orders are used in the United States; (ii) identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the United States relating to the requested remedial orders; (iii) identify like or directly competitive articles that complainant, its licensees, or third parties make in the United States which could replace the subject articles if they were to be excluded; PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (iv) indicate whether complainant, complainant’s licensees, and/or third party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to the requested exclusion order and/or a cease and desist order within a commercially reasonable time; and (v) explain how the requested remedial orders would impact United States consumers. Written submissions on the public interest must be filed no later than by close of business, eight calendar days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. There will be further opportunities for comment on the public interest after the issuance of any final initial determination in this investigation. Any written submissions on other issues must also be filed by no later than the close of business, eight calendar days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Complainant may file replies to any written submissions no later than three calendar days after the date on which any initial submissions were due. Any submissions and replies filed in response to this Notice are limited to five (5) pages in length, inclusive of attachments. Persons filing written submissions must file the original document electronically on or before the deadlines stated above. Submissions should refer to the docket number (‘‘Docket No. 3487’’) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, Electronic Filing Procedures 1). Please note the Secretary’s Office will accept only electronic filings during this time. Filings must be made through the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS, https:// edis.usitc.gov.) No in-person paperbased filings or paper copies of any electronic filings will be accepted until further notice. Persons with questions regarding filing should contact the Secretary at EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in confidence must request confidential treatment. All such requests should be directed to the Secretary to the Commission and must include a full statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such treatment. See 19 CFR 201.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. All information, 1 Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures: https://www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_on_ filing_procedures.pdf. E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 173 (Friday, September 4, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNVS01000. L51010000.ER0000. LVRWF1906420. 19X; N-90788; 
MO#4500146813]


Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Yellow Pine Solar Project in Clark County, NV

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 Yellow Pine Solar 
Project and by this notice is announcing its availability.

DATES: The BLM will not issue a final decision on the proposal for a 
minimum of 30 days from the date that the Environmental Protection 
Agency publishes its notice in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Final EIS for the Yellow Pine Solar Project 
are available through the ePlanning program: https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/81665/510.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Whitney Wirthlin, Acting Energy & 
Infrastructure Project Manager, telephone 702-515-5284; address 4701 
North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130-2301; 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 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: This Final EIS addresses two separate but 
connected applications submitted to the BLM Las Vegas Field Office. 
First, Yellow Pine Solar, LLC applied for a right-of-way (ROW) on 
public land to construct, operate and maintain a proposed solar energy 
generation station and ancillary facilities including battery storage, 
known as the Yellow Pine Solar Facility. Second, GridLiance West, LLC 
applied for a ROW on public land to construct, operate and maintain a 
GridLiance West 230-kilovolt (kV) Trout Canyon Substation and 
associated 230-kV transmission line. These two applications are 
collectively known as the Yellow Pine Solar Project.
    The proposed Yellow Pine Solar Project is located approximately 10 
miles southeast of Pahrump and approximately 32 miles west of Las Vegas 
in Clark County, Nevada. The Yellow Pine Solar Project would be located 
on approximately 3,000 acres of BLM managed public land.
    The Final EIS analyzed the direct, indirect, and cumulative 
environmental impacts of the proposed action and alternatives. The 
Final EIS analyzed the Proposed Action, the Modified Layout 
Alternative, the Mowing Alternative, and the No Action Alternative. All 
of the analysis involves development on approximately 3,000 acres of 
public land; however, each action/alternative differs in how the 
facility is constructed. The Proposed Action would be divided into four 
unique sub-areas to avoid three large washes that cross the study area. 
The Proposed Action would involve solar development utilizing site 
preparation methods which include clearing vegetation to a height of no 
more than three inches within the solar arrays. Areas within the solar 
arrays that contain large shrubs, such as creosote bush, would also be 
tilled to remove stumps. The Modified Layout would involve one combined 
project area on the west side of the project study area to increase 
space between the project and the Tecopa Road, State Route 160 and the 
Stump Springs Desert Tortoise Translocation Area. The Mowing 
Alternative is a construction methods alternative that may be applied 
to either site layout. Under the Mowing Alternative, vegetation would 
be mowed at a height of 18 to 24 inches to address concerns related to 
the loss of topsoil, vegetation, and seedbanks. No tilling would occur 
under the Mowing Alternative. The No Action Alternative would be a 
continuation of existing conditions.
    The Draft EIS for the Yellow Pine Solar Project was available for 
review during a 45-day comment period beginning March 20, 2020 (85 FR 
16125). The BLM received a total of 90 submissions containing 512 
individual comments. The comments received were submitted by 
individuals, governmental agencies, tribes, and other organizations. 
Key issues raised during the public comment period included potential 
biological, cultural, tribal, soils, vegetation, hydrological, visual 
and recreational resource impacts, fire risk/hazard, project 
alternatives, project design features/mitigation, and cumulative 
effects. Comments on the Draft EIS were considered and incorporated as 
appropriate into the

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Final EIS. The Final EIS includes the revisions made to the Draft EIS 
to address the comments submitted, including incorporating 
recommendations from scientific literature and agency funded research 
to provide additional analysis and documentation on potential impacts 
and benefits to soils and vegetation under the mowing alternative. 
Responses to all comments are located in Appendix I of the Final EIS.
    The BLM continues to consult with Indian tribes on a government-to-
government basis in accordance with Executive Order 13175 and other 
policies. Tribal concerns, including impacts to Indian trust assets and 
potential impacts to cultural resources, will be given due 
consideration.
    Following a 30-day Final EIS availability and review period, a 
Record of Decision (ROD) would be issued. The decision reached in the 
ROD is subject to appeal at the Interior Board of Land Appeals. The 30-
day appeal period begins with the issuance of the ROD.

(Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10)

Angelita Bulletts,
District Manager, Southern Nevada District.
[FR Doc. 2020-19541 Filed 9-3-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-HC-P