Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
Notice of availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for renewal of Start Printed Page 71195the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) Right-of-Way Grant. The original grant, issued January 23, 1974, will expire January 22, 2004. The renewal application was filed on May 2, 2001. Three alternatives are considered in the FEIS: The Proposed Action, renew the federal grant for 30 Years, until January 22, 2034; the Time-Dependent Alternative, renew the federal grant for less than 30 years; and the No-Action Alternative, do not renew the federal grant.
The FEIS will be available on November 26, 2002.
The FEIS and its Executive Summary will be available as a downloadable and searchable Portable Document File (pdf) at the TAPS Renewal EIS Web site, http://tapseis.anl.gov. CDs can be ordered from the same site.
Hard copies of the six volume FEIS can be requested in writing from Dr. John Krummel, Argonne National Laboratory EAD/900; 9700 South Cass Avenue; Argonne, Illinois 60439.
Hard copies and CDs of the FEIS are available for review at the following public reading rooms.
Alaska Resources Library and Information Services; 3150 C Street, Suite 100.
Z.J. Loussac Library; 3600 Denali Street.
Bureau of Land Management Public Room; 222 West 7th Avenue.
State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources Public Information Center; 550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1260.
Barrow: Tuzzy Consortium Library; 5421 North Star Street.
Cordova: Cordova Public Library; 622 1st Street.
Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library; 1215 Cowles Street.
Bureau of Land Management Public Room; 1150 University Avenue.
State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources Public Information Center; 3700 Airport Way.
Bureau of Land Management; Glennallen Field Office, Milepost 186.5, Glenn Highway.
Alaska State Library; 333 Willoughby, 8th Floor.
Valdez Public Library; 212 Fairbanks Street.
Washington, DC: Department of the Interior Library; 1849 C Street, NW.End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The FEIS was prepared under authority of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701), as amended; the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321), as amended; the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508); and the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 185), as amended, including Title II, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act (43 U.S.C. 1651). Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, prepared the FEIS under BLM's supervision and direction.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Rob McWhorter at the Federal/State Joint Pipeline Office, 411 West 4th Avenue, Suite 2, Anchorage, Alaska 99501, phone (907) 257-1355, or visit the TAPS Renewal EIS Web site, http://tapseis.anl.gov.Start Signature
[FR Doc. 02-30222 Filed 11-27-02; 8:45 am]
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