Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Phosphate Mine, Caribou County, Idaho, 58686-58687 [2021-23027]

Download as PDF lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 58686 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 202 / Friday, October 22, 2021 / Notices Pass National Historic Landmark. The withdrawal created by PLO No. 7549 will expire on December 26, 2022, unless it is extended. The land will remain open to the general land laws and leasing under the mineral leasing laws. This notice also gives an opportunity for the public to comment and to request a public meeting on the withdrawal extension application. DATES: Comments and public meeting requests must be received by January 20, 2022. ADDRESSES: Comments and meeting requests should be sent to the Idaho State Director, BLM, 1387 S Vinnell Way, Boise, Idaho 83709. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Sullivan, BLM Idaho State Office, at 208–373–3863 or Hailey Conroy, Lands, USFS Intermountain Regional Office, at 801–625–5802. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact either of the above individuals. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USFS has filed an application requesting that the Secretary of the Interior extend the withdrawal created by PLO No. 7549 for an additional 20-year term, subject to valid existing rights. PLO No. 7549 (67 FR 249 (2002)), hereby incorporated by reference, withdrew 1,328.84 acres of National Forest System land in the Salmon-Challis National Forest, Lemhi County, Idaho, and Beaverhead County, Montana, from mining for a period of 20 years to preserve the unique resources of Lemhi Pass National Historic Landmark. The land has been and will remain open to such forms of disposition as may by law be made of National Forest System land and to mineral leasing. An additional 176.45 acres would become subject to the terms and conditions of this withdrawal upon acquisition of the mineral estate by the United States. The purpose of the requested withdrawal extension is to continue to protect the Lemhi Pass National Historic Landmark and to preserve the historic, recreational, and cultural heritage which this site represents. The use of a right-of-way, interagency agreement, or cooperative agreement would not adequately protect the land from nondiscretionary uses that could result in a permanent loss of significant values and capital investments. The area proposed for withdrawal extension is a significant national historic area, established as a National VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Oct 21, 2021 Jkt 256001 Historic Landmark. There are no alternative sites. The USFS would not need to acquire water rights to fulfill the purpose of the requested withdrawal extension. For a period until January 20, 2022, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the withdrawal extension application may present their views in writing to the BLM State Director at the ADDRESSES section indicated above. Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review during regular business hours. 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 may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Notice is hereby given that an opportunity for a public meeting is afforded in connection with the withdrawal extension application. All interested persons who desire a public meeting on the withdrawal extension application must submit a written request to the BLM State Director at the ADDRESSES section indicated above by January 20, 2022. Upon determination by the authorized officer that a public meeting will be held, a notice of the time and place will be published in the Federal Register and a newspaper having a general circulation in the vicinity of the land at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the meeting. The application will be processed in accordance with the regulations set forth in 43 CFR 2310.4. Peter J. Ditton, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. 2021–23076 Filed 10–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service [212.LLIDI00000.L1330000.EO0000.241A] Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Phosphate Mine, Caribou County, Idaho Bureau of Land Management, Interior; and United States Forest Service, Agriculture. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service (USFS) Caribou-Targhee National Forest (CTNF) have prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Phosphate Mine, and by this Notice is announcing the opening of the public comment period. DATES: To ensure consideration, the agencies must receive written comments on the Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Phosphate Mine Project Draft EIS by December 6, 2021. The BLM will hold a virtual public meeting on November 8, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time). Detailed information about how to participate in the meeting is available at: https:// go.usa.gov/x7HSJ (case sensitive). ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Phosphate Mine Draft EIS by any of the following methods: • Website: https://go.usa.gov/x7HSJ (case sensitive). • Mail: Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Phosphate Mine Draft EIS, c/o Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Mine EIS, C/O Tetra Tech, 2525 Palmer Street, Suite 2, Missoula, MT 59808. Please reference ‘‘Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Phosphate Mine Draft EIS’’ on all correspondence. A digital version of Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Phosphate Mine Draft EIS is available at the project websites: • BLM Land Use Planning and NEPA Register: https://go.usa.gov/x7HSJ (case sensitive). • Caribou-Targhee National Forest Current and Recent Projects https:// www.fs.usda.gov/projects/ctnf/ landmanagement/projects. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wes Gilmer, BLM Pocatello Field Office, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 202 / Friday, October 22, 2021 / Notices 4350 Cliffs Drive, Pocatello, ID 83204; telephone (208) 478–6369; email: wgilmer@blm.gov; fax (208) 478–6376. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339 to contact Mr. Gilmer. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question for Mr. Gilmer. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Itafos Conda LLC has submitted a Mine and Reclamation Plan (MRP) for agency review for Federal phosphate leases IDI– 8289, IDI–05549, I–04 and IDI–0678 and a proposed modification (enlargement) of lease IDI–05549 at the proposed Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Phosphate Mine in Caribou County, Idaho. The BLM, as the Federal lease administrator, is the lead agency, and the USFS is the co-lead agency for preparing the EIS. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Idaho Department of Lands, and Idaho Governor’s Office of Energy and Mineral Resources are cooperating agencies. The Proposed Action would mine the Federal phosphate leases as outlined in the Draft EIS. The Draft EIS evaluates alternatives to the proposed action, including a no action alternative, and addresses issues identified during public scoping. The BLM and USFS will make separate but coordinated decisions related to the proposed project. The BLM will approve, approve with modifications, or deny the MRP and lease modification. The BLM will base its decisions on public and agency input, any recommendations the USFS may have regarding surface management of leased National Forest System lands, and the Final EIS. The USFS will make recommendations to the BLM concerning surface management and mitigation on leased lands within the CTNF and will issue decisions on Special Use Authorizations for off-lease mine support activities. A Forest Plan amendment would also be necessary as outlined in the Draft EIS. On December 23, 2020, the agencies published a Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS in the Federal Register initiating a 30-day public scoping period. The scoping process identified concerns related to impacts to water resources and watersheds from potentially elevated levels of selenium; effects to air quality, human health and safety, socioeconomics, and wildlife; reclamation and financial assurance; and mitigation and monitoring of mine operations. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Oct 21, 2021 Jkt 256001 The agencies have planned a virtual public meeting to summarize the document and answer questions. The date, time, and instructions for attending the virtual public meeting will be announced on the project websites. Comments regarding the adequacy of the Draft EIS must be submitted by December 6, 2021. To assist the BLM and the USFS in identifying issues and concerns related to this project, comments should be as specific as possible. Note that the portion of the proposed project related to Special Use Authorizations for off-lease activities is subject to the USFS objection process. This proposed project may be subject to the pre-decisional administrative review process pursuant to 36 CFR 218 subparts A and B because Forest Plan amendments may be needed. Only those who provide comment during this comment period or who have previously submitted specific written comments on the Proposed Action, either during scoping or other designated opportunity for public comment, will be eligible as objectors (36 CFR 218.5(a) and 219.53 (a)). Appeal procedures found in 43 CFR 4 apply to any BLM decision on the MRP or lease modification related Federal mineral leases. 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, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; 40 CFR 1500 through 1508; 43 CFR 46; 43 U.S.C. 1701; 43 CFR 3510; 43 CFR 3590. Todd Kuck, Acting District Manager, Idaho Falls District. Melvin Bolling, Forest Supervisor, Caribou-Targhee National Forest. [FR Doc. 2021–23027 Filed 10–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58687 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVS01000.L12320000.DA0000.18X. LVRDNV08000; MO# 4500153073] Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan Amendment Environmental Assessment, Recreation Area Management Plan, and Travel Management Plan for Logandale Trails, Clark County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Department of Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Las Vegas Field Office (LVFO), will prepare a Resource Management Plan Amendment Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Logandale Trails Special Recreational Management Area, approximately 60 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, and west of the communities of Logandale and Overton, Nevada. This notice will include a Recreation Area Management Plan and a Travel Management Plan. Publication of this notice initiates the scoping process and opens a 30-day public comment period to solicit public comments and identify issues. DATES: This notice initiates the 30-day public scoping process for the proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment, Recreation Area Management Plan, route inventory, and Travel Management Plan that will assist in the preparation of the Draft EA. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until November 22, 2021. The date(s) and location(s) of virtual meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local news media and the BLM website at: https:// www.blm.gov/office/las-vegas-fieldoffice. Comments must be received prior to the close of the scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later, to be included in the Resource Management Plan Amendment EA. The BLM will provide an additional opportunity for public participation upon publication of the draft EA; this will include an in-person and/or virtual public meeting. ADDRESSES: Submit comments related to the project by any of the following methods: • Email: BLM_NV_LVFO_Logandale_ RAMP@blm.gov SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 202 (Friday, October 22, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service

[212.LLIDI00000.L1330000.EO0000.241A]


Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement 
for the Proposed Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Phosphate Mine, Caribou 
County, Idaho

AGENCY:  Bureau of Land Management, Interior; and United States Forest 
Service, Agriculture.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 (NEPA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the 
Forest Service (USFS) Caribou-Targhee National Forest (CTNF) have 
prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed 
Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Phosphate Mine, and by this Notice is 
announcing the opening of the public comment period.

DATES: To ensure consideration, the agencies must receive written 
comments on the Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Phosphate Mine Project Draft 
EIS by December 6, 2021. The BLM will hold a virtual public meeting on 
November 8, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time). 
Detailed information about how to participate in the meeting is 
available at: https://go.usa.gov/x7HSJ (case sensitive).

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Husky 1 North Dry 
Ridge Phosphate Mine Draft EIS by any of the following methods:
     Website: https://go.usa.gov/x7HSJ (case sensitive).
     Mail: Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Phosphate Mine Draft EIS, c/
o Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Mine EIS, C/O Tetra Tech, 2525 Palmer Street, 
Suite 2, Missoula, MT 59808.
    Please reference ``Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Phosphate Mine Draft 
EIS'' on all correspondence. A digital version of Husky 1 North Dry 
Ridge Phosphate Mine Draft EIS is available at the project websites:
     BLM Land Use Planning and NEPA Register: https://go.usa.gov/x7HSJ (case sensitive).
     Caribou-Targhee National Forest Current and Recent 
Projects https://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/ctnf/landmanagement/projects.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wes Gilmer, BLM Pocatello Field 
Office,

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4350 Cliffs Drive, Pocatello, ID 83204; telephone (208) 478-6369; 
email: [email protected]; fax (208) 478-6376. Persons who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay 
Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact Mr. Gilmer. The FRS is 
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question 
for Mr. Gilmer. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Itafos Conda LLC has submitted a Mine and 
Reclamation Plan (MRP) for agency review for Federal phosphate leases 
IDI-8289, IDI-05549, I-04 and IDI-0678 and a proposed modification 
(enlargement) of lease IDI-05549 at the proposed Husky 1 North Dry 
Ridge Phosphate Mine in Caribou County, Idaho. The BLM, as the Federal 
lease administrator, is the lead agency, and the USFS is the co-lead 
agency for preparing the EIS. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Idaho 
Department of Environmental Quality, Idaho Department of Lands, and 
Idaho Governor's Office of Energy and Mineral Resources are cooperating 
agencies.
    The Proposed Action would mine the Federal phosphate leases as 
outlined in the Draft EIS. The Draft EIS evaluates alternatives to the 
proposed action, including a no action alternative, and addresses 
issues identified during public scoping.
    The BLM and USFS will make separate but coordinated decisions 
related to the proposed project. The BLM will approve, approve with 
modifications, or deny the MRP and lease modification. The BLM will 
base its decisions on public and agency input, any recommendations the 
USFS may have regarding surface management of leased National Forest 
System lands, and the Final EIS. The USFS will make recommendations to 
the BLM concerning surface management and mitigation on leased lands 
within the CTNF and will issue decisions on Special Use Authorizations 
for off-lease mine support activities. A Forest Plan amendment would 
also be necessary as outlined in the Draft EIS.
    On December 23, 2020, the agencies published a Notice of Intent to 
prepare an EIS in the Federal Register initiating a 30-day public 
scoping period. The scoping process identified concerns related to 
impacts to water resources and watersheds from potentially elevated 
levels of selenium; effects to air quality, human health and safety, 
socioeconomics, and wildlife; reclamation and financial assurance; and 
mitigation and monitoring of mine operations.
    The agencies have planned a virtual public meeting to summarize the 
document and answer questions. The date, time, and instructions for 
attending the virtual public meeting will be announced on the project 
websites.
    Comments regarding the adequacy of the Draft EIS must be submitted 
by December 6, 2021. To assist the BLM and the USFS in identifying 
issues and concerns related to this project, comments should be as 
specific as possible.
    Note that the portion of the proposed project related to Special 
Use Authorizations for off-lease activities is subject to the USFS 
objection process. This proposed project may be subject to the pre-
decisional administrative review process pursuant to 36 CFR 218 
subparts A and B because Forest Plan amendments may be needed. Only 
those who provide comment during this comment period or who have 
previously submitted specific written comments on the Proposed Action, 
either during scoping or other designated opportunity for public 
comment, will be eligible as objectors (36 CFR 218.5(a) and 219.53 
(a)). Appeal procedures found in 43 CFR 4 apply to any BLM decision on 
the MRP or lease modification related Federal mineral leases.
    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, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.
    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; 40 CFR 1500 through 1508; 43 CFR 
46; 43 U.S.C. 1701; 43 CFR 3510; 43 CFR 3590.

Todd Kuck,
Acting District Manager, Idaho Falls District.
Melvin Bolling,
Forest Supervisor, Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
[FR Doc. 2021-23027 Filed 10-21-21; 8:45 am]
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