Shu’luuk Public Hearings

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Proposed Shu’luuk Wind Project on the Campo Indian
Reservation in San Diego County, CA AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of Availability.
SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead Federal agency, with the Campo

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Proposed Shu’luuk Wind Project on the Campo Indian
Reservation in San Diego County, CA AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of Availability.
SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead Federal agency, with the Campo
Band of Mission Indians (Tribe) as a cooperating agency, intends to file a DEIS with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Proposed Shu’luuk Wind Project in San Diego County, California. This notice also advises the public that the DEIS is
now available for public review and provides the date, time, and location of public meetings.
DATES: Written comments on the DEIS must arrive 45 days after EPA publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. Two public hearings will be held, one on January 29, 2013, and the other on January 30, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the BIA will accept
written comments at the hearings and throughout the comment period. Oral comments will also be taken at each public hearing by a court reporter.
ADDRESSES: You may mail or handdeliver written comments to Robert Eben, Superintendent, Southern California Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1451 Research Park Drive, Riverside, CA 92507. The January 29, 2013 public hearing will be held at the Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, California. The January 30, 2013 public hearing will be held at the Campo Indian Reservation Tribal Hall, 31690 Church Road, Campo, California. See the SUPPLEMENTARY
INFORMATION section of this notice for instructions on submitting comments
and locations where the DEIS is available for review.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lenore Lamb, Southern California Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1451 Research Park Drive, Riverside, CA
92507, telephone (951) 276–6625 (ext. 254).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public review of the DEIS is part of the administrative process for the BIA
evaluation of the lease between the Tribe and the developer to enable construction and operation of the proposed Shu’luuk Wind Project.
Subsequent to the approval of the lease, a wind energy project would be developed on the Campo Indian Reservation in southeastern San Diego County, approximately 60 miles east of San Diego. A Notice of Intent to prepare the DEIS was published in the Federal
Register on May 20, 2011. The BIA held public scoping meetings for the project environmental review on June 21, 2012,
and June 22, 2012, at the Mountain Empire High School, 3305 Buckman Springs Road, Pine Valley, California,
and the Campo Indian Reservation Tribal Hall, 31690 Church Road, Campo, California, respectively. Pursuant to
Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations (40 CFR
1506.10), the publication of this Notice of Availability in the Federal Register initiates a 45-day public comment
period.
Background: The proposed action consists of BIA approval of a lease between the Tribe and Invenergy Wind
California, LLC to construct and operate a renewable energy facility for up to 35 years on the Campo Indian Reservation.
The purpose of the project is to improve the economic conditions of the Campo Band and to provide environmental
benefits for the San Diego region through the construction and operation of a renewable energy facility.
The project site is located on the Campo Indian Reservation in southeastern San Diego County, California. The lease area would be up
to 900 acres, based on final project design, which is dependent upon which alternative is ultimately selected. The
actual disturbance area would be less than the lease area. The project would  be a wind energy project with one
alternative that may include some solar energy generation. The approval of the lease would allow Invenergy, LLC to
develop and operate a wind power generation facility capable of generating up to 250 MW of electricity, and would
consist of up to 85 turbines, depending on which alternative is selected. Each of the four alternatives, with the exception
of the No Action Alternative, would achieve the generation of electricity from wind turbines installed by
Invenergy.
The manufacturer and model of the wind turbines have not yet been selected for the Shu’luuk Wind Project
as the advancement in technology continues throughout the project site approval process. The turbines for the
proposed project would have a tower hub height of up to 309 feet, a rotor diameter up to 414 feet, and a total
height (to tip) of up to 515 feet. Each turbine would be set on a concrete foundation, and turbines would be
connected by underground electrical cable to a project substation. The substation would be sited on a two-acre
area and would consist of a graveled, fenced area containing transformer and switching equipment and an area for
vehicle parking. Up to five miles of new three-phase 138 kV overhead interconnection transmission circuit
would be constructed within the Campo Indian Reservation from the project collector substation to a San Diego Gas
& Electric (SDG&E) pole located on private land. Other required facilities, all located within the Campo Indian
Reservation, would include: up to three permanent meteorological towers; temporary material laydown areas
during construction; temporary office areas; an operations and maintenance facility; approximately 25 miles of new
access roads; approximately 22 miles of improved existing roads; an electrical collection and communications system;
and a temporary concrete batch plant. The wind power generation facility would operate year-round for a
minimum of 25 years. Construction of the proposed project is anticipated to take between 11 and 24 months
depending on the alternative selected. In addition to the No Action Alternative, three alternatives are
evaluated in the DEIS.
Alternative 1 consists of 250 MW generated from up to 85 3–MW wind turbines. Each turbine would have a hub
height up to 309 feet, rotor diameter up to 414 feet, and tip height up to 515 feet. Alternative 2 consists of 200 MW
generated primarily from up to 80 2– MW wind turbines (totaling 160 MW from wind) in combination with up to
40 1–MW solar photovoltaic (PV) panels (totaling 40 MW from solar). Each turbine would generate 2 MW, have a
hub height up to 305 feet, a rotor diameter up to 375 feet, and a tip height up to 493 feet.
Alternative 3 consists of 160 MW
generated from up to 71 3–MW to 2.3–
MW wind turbines. Each turbine would
have a hub height of up to 308 feet, rotor
diameter of up to 407 feet, and tip
height of up to 515 feet.
Environmental issues addressed in
this DEIS include effects on land
resources, water resources, air quality,
biological resources, climate change,
cultural resources, socioeconomic
conditions, resource use patterns,
traffic, noise, visual and aesthetic
resources, public health and safety, and
cumulative effects.
Directions for Submitting Comments:
Please include your name, return
address, and ‘‘EIS Comments, Shu’luuk
Wind Project, San Diego County, CA,’’
on the first page of your written
comments.
Locations Where the DEIS is Available
for Review: The DEIS is available for
review at the Bureau of Indian Affairs
Southern California office, 1451
Research Park Drive, Riverside, CA
92507; at the offices of Campo EPA,
Suite 4, 36190 Church Rd, Campo, CA
91906; and at the Campo-Morena
Village Branch Library, San Diego
County Library System, 31356 Hwy 94,
Campo, CA 91906. Comments can be
submitted electronically to
shuluukcomments@aecom.com. The
DEIS is also available online at http://
www.shuluukwind.com/. To obtain a
compact disk copy of the DEIS please
provide your name and address in
writing or by voicemail to Lenore Lamb.
Contact information is listed in the FOR
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of
this notice. Individual paper copies of
the DEIS will be provided upon
payment of applicable printing expenses
by the requestor for the number of
copies requested.
Public Comment Availability:
Comments, including the names and
addresses of respondents, will be
available for public review at the BIA
mailing address shown in the
ADDRESSES section during regular
business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday excluding
holidays. 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: This notice is published
pursuant to Sec. 1503.1 of the CEQ
Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through
1508) and Sec. 46.305 of the Department of
Interior regulations (43 CFR part 46),
implementing the procedural requirements of
NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4371 et seq.), and is in the
exercise of authority delegated to the
Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by 209
DM 8.
Dated: October 12, 2012.
Kevin K. Washburn,
Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013–00439 Filed 1–10–13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Land Management
[LLUT–92000–12XL5017AR–L51100000–
GA0000–LVEMJ12CJ610, UTU89060]
Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale,
Utah
AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management,
Interior.
ACTION: Notice of competitive coal lease
sale.
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that
the United States Department of the
Interior, Bureau of Land Management
(BLM), Utah State Office will reoffer
certain coal resources described below
as the Dry Canyon B Tract (UTU–89060)
in Carbon County, Utah, for competitive
sale by sealed bid, in accordance with
the Federal regulations for competitive
lease sale notices and the Mineral
Leasing Act of 1920, as amended. The
initial application (UTU–85539) for the
lands contained in the Dry Canyon Tract
were offered for lease on November 15,
2011, as originally applied for on March
28, 2007. No bids were received at the
original offering of this lease.
DATES: The lease sale will be held at
1:00 p.m. on March 6, 2013. The sealed
bid must be sent by certified mail,
return receipt requested, or be hand
delivered to the address indicated
below, and must be received by or
before 10:00 a.m. on March 6, 2013.
The BLM cashier will issue a receipt
for each hand delivered sealed bid. Any
bid received after the time specified will
not be considered and will be returned.
The outside of the sealed envelope
containing the bid must clearly state the
envelope contains a bid for Coal Lease
Sale UTU–89060, and that it is not to be
opened before the date and hour of the
sale.
 

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