Notice of Availability of the Final Idaho Sage Grouse Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, 74380-74381 [2020-25647]

Download as PDF 74380 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 225 / Friday, November 20, 2020 / Notices amendments, but does not change the scope or direction of the BLM’s management; however, new science does suggest adaptations to management may be warranted at site-specific scales. After reviewing public comments and completing the new science evaluation, the BLM determined that the most recent scientific information relating to Greater Sage-Grouse is consistent with the BLM’s environmental analysis in supporting its 2019 Greater Sage-Grouse land use plan amendments. (Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10) Gregory Sheehan, BLM Utah State Director. [FR Doc. 2020–25649 Filed 11–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [212.LLWO230000. L11700000.PH0000.LXSGPL000000] Notice of Availability of the Final Wyoming Sage Grouse Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement 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) Wyoming State Office has prepared a final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the management of Greater Sage-Grouse habitat, 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 after the date that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes its Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register. The EPA usually publishes its NOAs on Fridays. ADDRESSES: Copies of the final Supplemental EIS are available for public inspection at the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009. Interested persons may also review the final Supplemental EIS on the internet at: https://go.usa.gov/xGeWV. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jenny Marzluf, Wyoming Sage-Grouse Implementation Lead, at 307–775–6090; Wyoming Bureau of Land Management State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009; jmarzluf@ blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Nov 19, 2020 Jkt 253001 Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact Ms. Marzluf 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. The BLM has prepared this final Supplemental EIS to review its previous NEPA analysis and clarify and augment it where necessary. This final Supplemental EIS addressed four specific issues: The range of alternatives, the need to take a hard look at environmental impacts, cumulative effects analysis, and the BLM’s approach to compensatory mitigation. The final Supplemental EIS will help the BLM determine whether its 2015 and 2019 land use planning and NEPA processes have sufficiently addressed Greater Sage-Grouse habitat conservation or whether the BLM should initiate a new land use planning process to consider additional alternatives or new information. Comments on the draft Supplemental EIS (85 FR 10185) received from the public and internal BLM review were considered and incorporated as appropriate into the final Supplemental EIS. To address public comments raised during this supplemental analysis, the BLM convened a team of biologists and land use planners to evaluate scientific literature provided to the agency. Upon review, the BLM found that the most up-to-date Greater Sage-Grouse science and other information has incrementally increased, and built upon, the knowledgebase of Greater Sage-Grouse management evaluated by the BLM most recently in its 2019 land use plan amendments, but does not change the scope or direction of the BLM’s management; however, new science does suggest adaptations to management may be warranted at site-specific scales. After reviewing public comments and completing the new science evaluation, the BLM determined that the most recent scientific information relating to Greater Sage-Grouse is consistent with the BLM’s environmental analysis in supporting its 2019 Greater Sage-Grouse land use plan amendments. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10) Kimber Liebhauser, Acting BLM Wyoming State Director. [FR Doc. 2020–25650 Filed 11–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [212.LLWO230000. L11700000.PH0000.LXSGPL000000] Notice of Availability of the Final Idaho Sage Grouse Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement 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) Idaho State Office has prepared a final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the management of Greater SageGrouse habitat, 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 after the date that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes its Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register. The EPA usually publishes its NOAs on Fridays. ADDRESSES: Copies of the final Supplemental EIS are available for public inspection at the Idaho Bureau of Land Management State Office 1387 S Vinnell Way Boise, Idaho 83709. Interested persons may also review the final Supplemental EIS on the internet at: https://goo.gl/Jd8uVf. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Murdock, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, at 208– 373–4050; Idaho Bureau of Land Management State Office, 1387 S Vinnell Way, Boise, Idaho 83709; pmurdock@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 Ms. Murdock 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 BLM has prepared this final Supplemental EIS to review its previous NEPA analysis and clarify and augment it where necessary. This final Supplemental EIS addressed four specific issues: the range of alternatives, the need to take a hard look at environmental impacts, cumulative effects analysis, and the BLM’s approach to compensatory mitigation. The final Supplemental EIS will help the BLM determine whether its 2015 and 2019 land use planning and NEPA processes have sufficiently addressed SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 225 / Friday, November 20, 2020 / Notices Greater Sage-Grouse habitat conservation or whether the BLM should initiate a new land use planning process to consider additional alternatives or new information. Comments on the draft Supplemental EIS (85 FR 10185) received from the public and internal BLM review were considered and incorporated as appropriate into the final Supplemental EIS. To address public comments raised during this supplemental analysis, the BLM convened a team of biologists and land use planners to evaluate scientific literature provided to the agency. Upon review, the BLM found that the most up-to-date Greater Sage-Grouse science and other information has incrementally increased, and built upon, the knowledgebase of Greater Sage-Grouse management evaluated by the BLM most recently in its 2019 land use plan amendments, but does not change the scope or direction of the BLM’s management; however, new science does suggest adaptations to management may be warranted at site-specific scales. After reviewing public comments and completing the new science evaluation, the BLM determined that the most recent scientific information relating to Greater Sage-Grouse is consistent with the BLM’s environmental analysis in supporting its 2019 Greater Sage-Grouse land use plan amendments. (Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10) John F. Ruhs, BLM Idaho State Director. [FR Doc. 2020–25647 Filed 11–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [212.LLWO230000. L11700000.PH0000.LXSGPL000000] Notice of Availability of the Final Nevada and Northeastern California Sage Grouse Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement 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) Nevada and California State Offices have jointly prepared a final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the management of Greater SageGrouse habitat, and by this notice is announcing its availability. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Nov 19, 2020 Jkt 253001 The BLM will not issue a final decision on the proposal for a minimum of 30 days after the date that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes its Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register. The EPA usually publishes its NOAs on Fridays. ADDRESSES: Copies of the final Supplemental EIS are available for public inspection at the Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, Nevada 89502–7147 or the California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825. Interested persons may also review the final Supplemental EIS on the internet at: https://go.usa.gov/xGJD7. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlene Kosic, California Sage-Grouse Implementation Lead, at 530–279–2726; California Bureau of Land Management Applegate Field Office, 602 Cressler Street, Cedarville, California 96104; akosic@blm.gov; or Colleen Dulin, Acting Nevada Sage-Grouse Implementation Lead, at 775–430–3621; 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, Nevada 89502–7147; cdulin@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 Ms. Kosic or Ms. Dulin 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 BLM has prepared this final Supplemental EIS to review its previous NEPA analysis and clarify and augment it where necessary. This final Supplemental EIS addressed four specific issues: The range of alternatives, the need to take a hard look at environmental impacts, cumulative effects analysis, and the BLM’s approach to compensatory mitigation. The final Supplemental EIS will help the BLM determine whether its 2015 and 2019 land use planning and NEPA processes have sufficiently addressed Greater Sage-Grouse habitat conservation or whether the BLM should initiate a new land use planning process to consider additional alternatives or new information. Comments on the draft Supplemental EIS (85 FR 10185) received from the public and internal BLM review were considered and incorporated as appropriate into the final Supplemental EIS. To address public comments raised during this supplemental analysis, the BLM convened a team of biologists and land use planners to evaluate scientific literature provided to the agency. Upon review, the BLM found that the most DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74381 up-to-date Greater Sage-Grouse science and other information has incrementally increased, and built upon, the knowledgebase of Greater Sage-Grouse management evaluated by the BLM most recently in its 2019 land use plan amendments, but does not change the scope or direction of the BLM’s management; however, new science does suggest adaptations to management may be warranted at site-specific scales. After reviewing public comments and completing the new science evaluation, the BLM determined that the most recent scientific information relating to Greater Sage-Grouse is consistent with the BLM’s environmental analysis in supporting its 2019 Greater Sage-Grouse land use plan amendments. (Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10) Jon K. Raby, BLM Nevada State Director. Karen E. Mouritsen, BLM California State Director. [FR Doc. 2020–25648 Filed 11–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [212.LLWO230000. L11700000.PH0000.LXSGPL000000] Notice of Availability of the Final Oregon Sage Grouse Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement 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) Oregon State Office has prepared a final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the management of Greater SageGrouse habitat, 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 after the date that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes its Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register. The EPA usually publishes its NOAs on Fridays. ADDRESSES: Copies of the final Supplemental EIS are available for public inspection at the Oregon Bureau of Land Management State Office, 1220 SW 3rd Ave., Portland, Oregon 97204. Interested persons may also review the final Supplemental EIS on the internet at: https://go.usa.gov/xdY8E. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Regan-Vienop, Planning and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 225 (Friday, November 20, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[212.LLWO230000. L11700000.PH0000.LXSGPL000000]


Notice of Availability of the Final Idaho Sage Grouse 
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

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) Idaho State 
Office has prepared a final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS) for the management of Greater Sage-Grouse habitat, 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 after the date that the Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) publishes its Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal 
Register. The EPA usually publishes its NOAs on Fridays.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the final Supplemental EIS are available for 
public inspection at the Idaho Bureau of Land Management State Office 
1387 S Vinnell Way Boise, Idaho 83709. Interested persons may also 
review the final Supplemental EIS on the internet at: https://goo.gl/Jd8uVf.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Murdock, Planning and 
Environmental Coordinator, at 208-373-4050; Idaho Bureau of Land 
Management State Office, 1387 S Vinnell Way, Boise, Idaho 83709; 
[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 Ms. Murdock 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 BLM has prepared this final Supplemental 
EIS to review its previous NEPA analysis and clarify and augment it 
where necessary. This final Supplemental EIS addressed four specific 
issues: the range of alternatives, the need to take a hard look at 
environmental impacts, cumulative effects analysis, and the BLM's 
approach to compensatory mitigation. The final Supplemental EIS will 
help the BLM determine whether its 2015 and 2019 land use planning and 
NEPA processes have sufficiently addressed

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Greater Sage-Grouse habitat conservation or whether the BLM should 
initiate a new land use planning process to consider additional 
alternatives or new information.
    Comments on the draft Supplemental EIS (85 FR 10185) received from 
the public and internal BLM review were considered and incorporated as 
appropriate into the final Supplemental EIS. To address public comments 
raised during this supplemental analysis, the BLM convened a team of 
biologists and land use planners to evaluate scientific literature 
provided to the agency. Upon review, the BLM found that the most up-to-
date Greater Sage-Grouse science and other information has 
incrementally increased, and built upon, the knowledgebase of Greater 
Sage-Grouse management evaluated by the BLM most recently in its 2019 
land use plan amendments, but does not change the scope or direction of 
the BLM's management; however, new science does suggest adaptations to 
management may be warranted at site-specific scales.
    After reviewing public comments and completing the new science 
evaluation, the BLM determined that the most recent scientific 
information relating to Greater Sage-Grouse is consistent with the 
BLM's environmental analysis in supporting its 2019 Greater Sage-Grouse 
land use plan amendments.

(Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10)

John F. Ruhs,
BLM Idaho State Director.
[FR Doc. 2020-25647 Filed 11-19-20; 8:45 am]
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