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					                                                                         Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 29, 2010 / Notices                                            82055

                                                RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:                    approximately 65 nm, then north                                  Street, Mail Stop 4090, Herndon,
                                                  DHAP-Ike housing agency grantees,          approximately 31 nm. The area is                                 Virginia 20170.
                                                case managers, HUD contractors, sub-         approximately 2,224 square nm and                                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
                                                contractors, and HUD employees.              contains 321 whole OCS lease blocks as                           Jessica Bradley, Renewable Energy
                                                                                             well as 163 partial blocks. This area was                        Program Specialist, Bureau of Ocean
                                                EXEMPTION(S):
                                                                                             delineated in consultation with the                              Energy Management, Regulation and
                                                   None.                                     BOEMRE Massachusetts Renewable                                   Enforcement, Office of Offshore
                                                [FR Doc. 2010–32767 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am] Energy Task Force. A detailed                                    Alternative Energy Programs, 381 Elden
                                                BILLING CODE 4210–67–P                       description of the RFI area is found later                       Street, Mail Stop 4090, Herndon,
                                                                                             in this notice.                                                  Virginia 20170, (703) 787–1300.
                                                                                                This RFI is being published as a first                        SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
                                                DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR                   step under the Secretary of the Interior’s
                                                                                             Smart from the Start OCS renewable                               Purpose of the Request for Interest
                                                Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, energy initiative, which was announced                                        The OCS Lands Act requires BOEMRE
                                                Regulation and Enforcement                   by Secretary Ken Salazar on November                             to award leases competitively, unless
                                                [Docket No. BOEM–2010–0063]                  23, 2010. Some of the area delineated                            BOEMRE makes a determination that
                                                                                             for the Massachusetts RFI may be                                 there is no competitive interest
                                                Commercial Leasing for Wind Power            identified as a Wind Energy Area (WEA)                           (43 U.S.C. 1337(p)(3)). This RFI is a
                                                on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)         as referenced and described in the                               preliminary step in the leasing process
                                                Offshore Massachusetts—Request for           Secretary’s announcement. A WEA is an                            and the responses to it will assist
                                                Interest (RFI)                               OCS location that appears to be most                             BOEMRE in determining if there is
                                                                                             suitable for commercial wind energy                              competitive interest in the area
                                                AGENCY: Bureau of Ocean Energy
                                                                                             development and is identified by                                 described herein on the OCS offshore
                                                Management, Regulation and                   BOEMRE for further study and
                                                Enforcement, Interior.                                                                                        Massachusetts. If, following this RFI,
                                                                                             consultation to foster responsible and                           BOEMRE determines that there is no
                                                ACTION: RFI in Commercial Wind Energy efficient leasing and development. The
                                                                                                                                                              competitive interest in this area offshore
                                                Leasing Offshore Massachusetts, and          Massachusetts RFI was delineated based                           Massachusetts, BOEMRE may proceed
                                                Invitation for Comments from Interested on deliberation and consultation with
                                                                                                                                                              with the noncompetitive lease process
                                                and Affected Parties.                        the Massachusetts Renewable Energy                               pursuant to 30 CFR 285.232 of the
                                                SUMMARY: The Bureau of Ocean Energy          Task Force and the subsequent selection                          Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of
                                                Management, Regulation and                   of a WEA will be based on further                                Existing Facilities on the Outer
                                                Enforcement (BOEMRE) invites                 scrutiny resulting from input received                           Continental Shelf (REAU) rulemaking.
                                                submissions describing interest in           on this RFI. The comments and                                    If, following this RFI, BOEMRE
                                                obtaining one or more commercial             information responding to this RFI will                          determines that there is competitive
                                                leases for the construction of a wind        enable BOEMRE to identify focused                                interest in the RFI area, BOEMRE may
                                                energy project(s) on the Outer               WEA’s for both competitive and                                   proceed with the competitive leasing
                                                Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore             noncompetitive leasing processes and                             process set forth under 30 CFR 285.211
                                                Massachusetts. BOEMRE will use the           accompanying environmental review                                through 285.225. Whether the leasing
                                                responses to this RFI to gauge specific      under the National Environmental                                 process is competitive or
                                                interest in commercial development of        Policy Act (NEPA).                                               noncompetitive, it will include
                                                OCS wind resources in the area               DATES: BOEMRE must receive your                                  opportunities for the public to provide
                                                described, as required by 43 U.S.C.          submission indicating your interest in                           input as well as a thorough
                                                1337(p)(3). Parties wishing to obtain a      this potential commercial leasing area                           environmental review, and will be
                                                commercial lease for a wind energy           no later than February 28, 2011 for your                         conducted in conformance with all
                                                project should submit detailed and           submission to be considered. BOEMRE                              applicable laws and regulations.
                                                specific information as described below requests comments or other submissions                                   As part of the renewable energy
                                                in the section entitled, ‘‘Required          of information by this same date. We                             leasing process, BOEMRE has consulted
                                                Indication of Interest Information.’’ Also, will consider only the submissions we                             with the Commonwealth of
                                                with this announcement, BOEMRE               receive by that time.                                            Massachusetts on offshore renewable
                                                invites all interested and affected parties     Submission Procedures: You may                                energy development. The
                                                to comment and provide information—          submit your indications of interest,                             Commonwealth of Massachusetts has
                                                including information on environmental comments, and information by one of                                    expressed that it welcomes expressions
                                                issues and data—that will be useful in       two methods:                                                     of interest that support any potential
                                                the consideration of the RFI area for           1. Electronically: http://                                    commercial scale wind energy
                                                commercial wind energy leases.               www.regulations.gov. In the entry titled                         development. The Commonwealth notes
                                                   This RFI is published pursuant to         ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID,’’ enter BOEM–                             that it looks forward in particular to
                                                subsection 8(p) of the OCS Lands Act,        2010–0063, then click search. Follow                             expressions of interest that propose the
                                                as amended by section 388 of the Energy the instructions to submit public                                     integrated development of significant
                                                Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) (43 U.S.C.        comments and view supporting and                                 generation capacity and a transmission
                                                1337(p)(3)) and the implementing             related materials available for this                             system to connect the generation
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                                                regulations at 30 CFR part 285.              request for information. BOEMRE will                             project(s) to the New England electric
                                                   The area of interest for commercial       post all comments.                                               grid in Massachusetts or the New
                                                development is off the coast of                 2. By mail, sending your indications                          England region. Additionally,
                                                Massachusetts beginning approximately of interest, comments, and information                                  Massachusetts will ask respondents to
                                                12 nautical miles (nm) south of Martha’s to the following address: Bureau of                                  provide a preliminary description of
                                                Vineyard and Nantucket and extending         Ocean Energy Management, Regulation                              infrastructure and locations for on-shore
                                                approximately 31 nm seaward, south to        and Enforcement, Office of Offshore                              assembly, supply chain and
                                                the 60 meter depth contour, then east        Alternative Energy Programs, 381 Elden                           maintenance operations. See companion


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                                                piece from the Commonwealth of                          comprehensive coastal and marine                      located in the ‘‘BOEMRE Request for
                                                Massachusetts that provides additional                  spatial planning effort.                              Interest (RFI)’’ folder, located within the
                                                information on the State’s interest and                                                                       ‘‘Ocean Management’’ folder. Directions
                                                                                                        Actions Taken by the Commonwealth of
                                                goals at: http://www.mass.gov/                                                                                on how to navigate the map and
                                                                                                        Massachusetts
                                                ?pageID=eoeeaterminal&L=4&L0=Home                                                                             download data are available on the
                                                &L1=Energy%2c+Utilities+%26+                               In January 2010, the Patrick                       MORIS Web site.
                                                Clean+Technologies&L2=Renewable+                        Administration released a study entitled                 The Massachusetts Clean Energy
                                                Energy&L3=Wind&sid=Eoeea                                Strategic Options for Investment in                   Center has solicited a Port and Support
                                                &b=terminalcontent&f=doer_renewables                    Transmission in Support of Offshore                   Infrastructure Analysis for Offshore
                                                _wind_offshore-wind&csid=Eoeea.                         Wind Development in Massachusetts.                    Energy Development, which will
                                                   Parties other than those interested in               The report was produced by a team at                  analyze shore and port facilities with a
                                                obtaining a commercial lease are                        Analysis Group, under the leadership of               view towards identifying appropriate
                                                welcome to submit comments in                           Dr. Susan F. Tierney. It analyzes the                 port facilities, estimating upgrades to
                                                response to this RFI. Further, BOEMRE                   transmission challenges involved in                   make the locations suitable to support
                                                has formed the BOEMRE/Massachusetts                     creating substantial offshore wind                    offshore energy development, and
                                                Renewable Energy Task Force for                         generation, and presents a series of                  quantifying economic impacts on the
                                                coordination among relevant Federal                     options for the Commonwealth to                       port area.
                                                agencies and affected state, local, and                 consider in developing sufficient                        On July 26, 2010, Massachusetts
                                                tribal governments throughout the                       transmission capacity; http://                        Governor Deval Patrick and Rhode
                                                leasing process. Task Force meeting                     www.analysisgroup.com/uploadedFiles/                  Island Governor Donald Carcieri signed
                                                materials are available on the BOEMRE                   Publishing/Articles/Strategic_Options_                a Memorandum of Understanding
                                                Web site at: http://www.boemre.gov/                     Offshore_Wind_12–01–09.pdf.                           (MOU) to jointly explore the potential
                                                offshore/RenewableEnergy/                                  In January 2010, the Executive Office              development of offshore wind energy in
                                                stateactivities.htm#Massachusetts.                      of Energy and Environmental Affairs                   an ‘‘area of mutual interest’’ (AMI) on the
                                                                                                        (EEA) promulgated the Massachusetts                   OCS offshore both States. BOEMRE will
                                                Background                                              Ocean Management Plan, which                          work with both states and the BOEMRE/
                                                                                                        establishes new protections for                       Rhode Island and BOEMRE/
                                                Energy Policy Act of 2005
                                                                                                        significant marine resources and guides               Massachusetts Renewable Energy Task
                                                   EPAct amended the OCS Lands Act                      potential future marine development                   Forces in moving forward with
                                                by adding subsection 8(p), which                        away from environmentally sensitive                   renewable energy leasing within this
                                                authorizes the Secretary of the Interior                areas in State waters and on the OCS. To              area.
                                                to grant leases, easements, or rights-of-               address renewable energy development,
                                                way (ROWs) on the OCS for activities                    the Ocean Management Plan designates                  Determination of Competitive Interest
                                                that are not otherwise authorized by law                two locations, the Gosnold and Martha’s                  The first step in determining whether
                                                and that produce or support production,                 Vineyard WEAs, for potential future                   there is competitive interest in an area
                                                transportation, or transmission of energy               commercial-scale wind energy                          on the OCS for wind energy projects
                                                from sources other than oil or gas.                     development in state waters. Each                     offshore of Massachusetts will be the
                                                EPAct also required the issuance of                     community will have a significant role                evaluation of submissions describing
                                                regulations to carry out the new                        in approving projects within their                    nominations for particular areas of
                                                authority pertaining to renewable                       respective jurisdictions. The Ocean                   interest as suitable for commercial wind
                                                energy on the OCS. The Secretary                        Management Plan also distributes an                   energy projects in response to this RFI.
                                                delegated this authority to issue leases,               initial development allotment of 100                  At the conclusion of the comment
                                                easements, and ROWs, and to                             turbines, on a sliding scale (based on                period for this RFI, BOEMRE will
                                                promulgate regulations, to the Director                 coastline, ocean area, etc.) among the                review the information received,
                                                of BOEMRE. BOEMRE published the                         seven coastal regional planning                       undertake a completeness review and
                                                REAU rule on April 29, 2009.                            authorities for the development of                    qualifications review of the nominations
                                                                                                        community (small-scale) wind energy                   received, and make a determination of
                                                Executive Order 13547: Stewardship of                   development in state waters. The Ocean                competitive interest. BOEMRE will first
                                                the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great                    Management Plan is based on, and                      determine whether there is any
                                                Lakes                                                   presents detailed maps of, a                          geographic overlap of the areas of
                                                   In July 2010, the President signed an                comprehensive analysis of currently                   interest. If two areas of interest fully or
                                                Executive Order establishing the                        available natural resource and human                  partially overlap, the competitive
                                                National Ocean Council. The Order                       use data. Some data from the Ocean                    process will begin as outlined in 30 CFR
                                                establishes a comprehensive, integrated                 Management Plan extend sufficiently                   285.211 through 285.225. BOEMRE will
                                                national policy for the stewardship of                  onto the OCS and will help inform                     consult with the Massachusetts
                                                the Nation’s ocean, coasts and Great                    ongoing planning in association with                  Renewable Energy Task Force
                                                Lakes and outlines procedures for the                   the Federal leasing process; additional               throughout this process.
                                                implementation of coastal and marine                    data will be developed by the state in                   Situations may arise in which several
                                                spatial planning through regional                       conjunction with BOEMRE. See http://                  parties nominate project areas that do
                                                planning bodies.                                        www.mass.gov/eea/mop for material                     not overlap. Under these circumstances,
                                                   BOEMRE appreciates the importance                    associated with the Ocean Management                  BOEMRE could choose to employ an
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                                                of coordinating its planning endeavors                  Plan. For Ocean Management Plan                       allocation system of leases that involves
                                                with other OCS users and regulators and                 spatial data that extends onto the OCS,               the creation of competition across tracts.
                                                intends to use the efforts of the regional              go to the on-line Massachusetts Ocean                 This system is referred to as intertract
                                                planning bodies as a resource to inform                 Resource Information System (MORIS).                  competition and would also be
                                                its regulatory and leasing processes.                   To interactively view the spatial data in             implemented under the competitive
                                                BOEMRE anticipates that continued                       MORIS, go to http://www.mass.gov/                     process outlined in 30 CFR 285.211
                                                coordination with the State Renewable                   czm/mapping/index.htm and select                      through 285.225. BOEMRE will consult
                                                Energy Task Forces will help inform the                 ‘‘Yes’’ to accept the terms of use. Data are          with the BOEMRE/Massachusetts


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                                                Renewable Energy Task Force in                          submitted in response to this RFI and                 financial assurance, and properly
                                                determining intertract competition.                     the Call.                                             executed lease forms, BOEMRE would
                                                                                                           (3) Proposed Sale Notice. BOEMRE                   issue a lease to the successful bidder.
                                                Competitive Process                                     would then publish the Proposed Sale
                                                                                                        Notice (PSN) in the Federal Register                  Noncompetitive Process
                                                   If BOEMRE determines that
                                                competitive interest exists for this area,              and send the PSN to any affected Tribal                  If BOEMRE determines that there is
                                                it would proceed with the following                     government, the State Historic                        no competitive interest in a proposed
                                                defined process, as described in 30 CFR                 Preservation Office, the Governor of any              lease, it may proceed with the
                                                285.211 through 285.225, consulting                     affected state and the executive of any               noncompetitive lease issuance process
                                                with the BOEMRE/Massachusetts                           local government that might be affected.              pursuant to 30 CFR 285.232, consulting
                                                Renewable Energy Task Force, as                         The PSN would describe the areas                      with the BOEMRE/Massachusetts
                                                appropriate:                                            offered for leasing and the proposed                  Renewable Energy Task Force, as
                                                   (1) Call for Information and                         terms and conditions of a lease sale,                 appropriate. Within 60 days of the date
                                                Nominations (Call). BOEMRE would                        including the proposed auction format,                of a determination of no competitive
                                                publish in the Federal Register a notice                lease form and lease provisions.                      interest, the respondent would be
                                                of a Call for Information and                           Additionally, the PSN would describe                  required to submit a Site Assessment
                                                Nominations for leasing in specified                    the criteria and process for evaluating               Plan (SAP), as described in 30 CFR
                                                areas. The comment period following                     bids. The PSN would be issued after                   285.231(d)(2)(i).
                                                the notice of a Call would be 45 days.                  completion of the final National                         Leases issued noncompetitively need
                                                In the notice, BOEMRE may request                       Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)                       to comply with the requirements of
                                                comments seeking information on areas                   documentation, preparation of the                     NEPA, CZMA, the Endangered Species
                                                that should receive special                             Consistency Determination as required                 Act (ESA), the National Historic
                                                consideration and analysis; on                          by the Coastal Zone Management Act                    Preservation Act (NHPA), and other
                                                geological conditions (including bottom                 (CZMA) and its implementing                           applicable Federal statutes. In
                                                hazards); on archaeological sites on the                regulations, and preparation of various               accordance with 30 CFR 285.231(e),
                                                seabed or nearshore; on possible                        analyses of proposed lease sale                       BOEMRE would coordinate and consult,
                                                multiple uses of the proposed leasing                   economic terms and conditions. The                    as appropriate, with affected Federal
                                                area (including navigation, recreation,                 comment period following issuance of a                agencies, affected Indian tribes, and
                                                and fisheries); and, on other                           PSN would be 60 days.                                 state and local governments, in issuing
                                                                                                           (4) Final Sale Notice. BOEMRE would                a noncompetitive lease and developing
                                                socioeconomic, cultural, biological, and
                                                                                                        then publish the Final Sale Notice (FSN)              lease terms and conditions.
                                                environmental matters.
                                                                                                        in the Federal Register at least 30 days                 It is possible that responses to this RFI
                                                   BOEMRE would require potential                       before the date of the sale. Should                   may result in determinations that there
                                                lessees to submit the following                         BOEMRE proceed with a competitive                     is competitive interest for some areas
                                                information in response to the Call: the                auction to award leases, BOEMRE                       but not for others. BOEMRE will
                                                area of interest for a possible lease; a                would use one of the following three                  announce publicly its determinations
                                                general description of the potential                    auction formats to select the winner as               before proceeding with a competitive
                                                lessee’s objectives and the facilities that             described at 30 CFR 285.220: sealed                   process, a noncompetitive process, or
                                                the potential lessee would use to                       bidding; ascending bidding; or two-stage              both.
                                                achieve those objectives; a general                     bidding (a combination of ascending
                                                schedule of proposed activities,                        bidding and sealed bidding). The                      Environmental Review
                                                including those leading to commercial                   BOEMRE would publish the criteria for                   The following describes BOEMRE’s
                                                operations; data and information                        winning bid determinations in the FSN.                environmental review process, which
                                                concerning renewable energy and                            (5) Bid Evaluation. Following                      would be coordinated, to the extent
                                                environmental conditions in the area of                 publication of the FSN in the Federal                 possible, with any Federal, tribal, and
                                                interest, including the energy data,                    Register, qualified bidders may submit                State agencies that may have
                                                natural and cultural resource data,                     their bids to BOEMRE in accordance                    jurisdiction over activities associated
                                                potential landside and nearshore project                with procedures specified for the                     with OCS commercial wind energy
                                                elements that may affect historic and                   auction format to be used. The bids,                  leases. Other Federal, State, and tribal
                                                cultural resources, and information that                including the bid deposits if applicable,             agencies may have additional and
                                                was used to evaluate the area of interest;              would be checked for technical and                    separate environmental review or
                                                and documentation showing that the                      legal adequacy. BOEMRE would                          permitting processes or other
                                                submitting entity is qualified to hold a                evaluate the bids to determine if the                 requirements.
                                                lease. However, an applicant would not                  bidder has complied with all applicable                 After evaluating the responses to the
                                                be required to resubmit information                     regulations. BOEMRE reserves the right                RFI, but before publishing the PSN for
                                                already submitted in response to this                   to reject any or all bids and the right to            a competitive lease sale or issuing a
                                                RFI. The Call may solicit information                   withdraw an offer to lease an area from               lease noncompetitively, BOEMRE
                                                relating to the offshore transmission                   the sale.                                             would prepare a NEPA analysis for
                                                system of interest to the state in                         (6) Issuance of a Lease. Following the             public review and conduct required
                                                addition to information relating to                     selection of a winning bid by BOEMRE,                 consultations with Federal, tribal, and
                                                existing wind generating facilities and                 the submitter would be notified of the                State agencies.
                                                sites.
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                                                                                                        decision and provided a set of official                 Several consultations would be
                                                   (2) Area Identification. BOEMRE                      lease forms for execution. The                        conducted, as appropriate, and
                                                would identify areas for environmental                  successful bidder would be required to                integrated into the NEPA process
                                                analysis and consideration for leasing in               execute the lease, pay the remainder of               described below. These consultations
                                                discussion with appropriate Federal                     the bonus bid, if applicable, and file the            include, but are not limited to, those
                                                agencies, states, local governments,                    required financial assurance within 10                required by the CZMA, ESA, Magnuson-
                                                Indian tribes and other interested                      days of receiving the lease copies. Upon              Stevens Fishery Conservation and
                                                parties based on the information                        receipt of the required payments,                     Management Act, NHPA, and Executive


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                                                Order 13175—‘‘Consultation and                                                 cumulative impacts that the action will                                In Chatham NK19–08, blocks 6761,
                                                Coordination with Tribal Governments.’’                                        have on biological or physical resources,                            6811, 6861, 6862, 6911, 6912, 6913,
                                                These consultations would be                                                   as well as on socioeconomic conditions.                              6961, 6962, 6963, 7011, 7012, 7013,
                                                completed prior to the issuance of any                                                                                                              7014, 7061, 7062, 7063, 7064, 7065,
                                                                                                                               Description of the Area
                                                leases.                                                                                                                                             7111, 7112, 7113, 7114, and 7115.
                                                   BOEMRE will prepare an                                                        The RFI area was delineated through                                  In Block Island Shelf NK19–10, blocks
                                                Environmental Assessment (EA) to                                               consultation with the BOEMRE/                                        6019, 6020, 6021, 6022, 6023, 6024,
                                                evaluate the effects of issuing renewable                                      Massachusetts Renewable Energy Task                                  6025, 6026, 6027, 6028, 6029, 6030,
                                                energy leases. If the EA finds that the                                        Force. The following whole OCS lease                                 6069, 6070, 6071, 6072, 6073, 6074,
                                                proposed action would be a major                                               blocks are included within the RFI area:                             6075, 6076, 6077, 6078, 6079, 6080,
                                                Federal action significantly affecting the                                       In Providence NK19–07, blocks, 6976,                               6081, 6082, 6083, 6084, 6125, 6126,
                                                quality of the human environment (42                                           6977, 6978, 7022, 7023, 7024, 7025,                                  6127, 6128, 6129, 6130, 6131, 6132,
                                                U.S.C. 4332(c)), then the BOEMRE                                               7026, 7027, 7028, 7029, 7072, 7073,                                  6133, 6134, 6175, 6176, 6177, 6178,
                                                would begin the process of preparing an                                        7074, 7075, 7076, 7077, 7078, 7079,                                  6179, 6180, 6181, 6182, 6183, 6184,
                                                Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)                                           7118, 7119, 7120, 7121, 7122, 7123,                                  6225, 6226, 6227, 6228, 6229, 6230,
                                                to analyze the effects of issuing the                                          7124, 7125, 7126, 7127, 7128, and 7129.                              6231, 6232, 6233, 6234, 6275, 6276,
                                                lease(s) through either a noncompetitive                                         In Providence NK19–07 following                                    6277, 6278, 6279, 6280, 6281, 6282,
                                                or competitive process. This would                                             partial blocks are also included in the                              6283, 6284, 6325, 6326, 6327, 6328,
                                                include a public scoping period,                                               RFI area:                                                            6329, 6330, 6331, 6332, 6333, 6334,
                                                including a 30-day comment period and                                                                                                               6376, 6377, 6378, 6379, 6380, 6381,
                                                one or more public meetings conducted                                           Block Number                               Sub Block                6382, 6383, 6384, 6428, 6429, 6430,
                                                to solicit input on the alternatives and                                                                                                            6431, 6432, 6433, 6434, 6480, 6481,
                                                issues to be addressed in a draft EIS.                                         6972      ...............    M,N,O,P                                 6482, 6483, 6484, 6532, 6533, and 6534.
                                                The draft EIS would describe the nature                                        6973      ...............    M,N,O,P                                   In Block Island Shelf, NK19–10 the
                                                                                                                               6974      ...............    L,M,N,O,P
                                                of the action under consideration, and                                         6975      ...............    D,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P
                                                                                                                                                                                                    following partial blocks are also
                                                any potential direct, indirect, and                                                                                                                 included in the RFI area:

                                                                 Block Number                                                                                                           Sub Block

                                                6119      ................................................    A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O
                                                6120      ................................................    A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L
                                                6121      ................................................    A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L
                                                6122      ................................................    A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L
                                                6123      ................................................    A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L
                                                6124      ................................................    A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,N,O,P
                                                6169      ................................................    A,B,C,E,F,G,I,J,K,M,N,O
                                                6174      ................................................    B,C,D,F,G,H,J,K,L,N,O,P
                                                6219      ................................................    A,B,C,E,F,G,I,J,K,M,N,O
                                                6224      ................................................    B,C,D,F,G,H,J,K,L,N,O,P
                                                6269      ................................................    A,B,C,E,F,G,I,J,K,M,N,O



                                                  In Hydrographer Canyon NK19–11,                                              6266, 6267, 6301, 6302, 6303, 6304,                                  south of Martha’s Vineyard and
                                                blocks 6011, 6012, 6013, 6014, 6015,                                           6305, 6306, 6307, 6308, 6309, 6310,                                  Nantucket and extending approximately
                                                6016, 6051, 6052, 6053, 6054, 6055,                                            6311, 6312, 6313, 6314, 6315, 6316,                                  31 nm seaward, south to the 60 meter
                                                6056, 6057, 6058, 6059, 6060, 6061,                                            6317, 6351, 6352, 6353, 6354, 6355,                                  depth contour, then east approximately
                                                6062, 6063, 6064, 6065, 6066, 6067,                                            6356, 6357, 6358, 6359, 6360, 6361,                                  65 nm, then north approximately 31 nm.
                                                6101, 6102, 6103, 6104, 6105, 6106,                                            6362, 6363, 6364, 6365, 6366, 6367,                                  The area is approximately 2,224 square
                                                6107, 6108, 6109, 6110, 6111, 6112,                                            6401, 6402, 6403, 6404, 6405, 6406,                                  nm and contains 321 whole OCS lease
                                                6113, 6114, 6115, 6116, 6117, 6151,                                            6407, 6408, 6409, 6410, 6411, 6412,                                  blocks as well as 163 partial blocks. The
                                                6152, 6153, 6154, 6155, 6156, 6157,                                            6413, 6414, 6415, 6416, 6417, 6451,                                  boundary of the RFI follows the points
                                                6158, 6159, 6160, 6161, 6162, 6163,                                            6452, 6453, 6454, 6461, 6462, 6463,                                  listed in the table below in clockwise
                                                6164, 6165, 6166, 6167, 6201, 6202,                                            6464, 6465, 6466, 6467, 6501, 6502,                                  order. Point numbers 1 and 57 are the
                                                6203, 6204, 6205, 6206, 6207, 6208,                                            6511, 6512, 6513, 6514, 6515, 6516,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    same. Coordinates are provided in X, Y
                                                6209, 6210, 6211, 6212, 6213, 6214,                                            6562, 6563, and 6564.
                                                6215, 6216, 6217, 6251, 6252, 6253,                                              The area of interest is located off the                            (eastings, northings) UTM Zone 18N,
                                                6254, 6255, 6256, 6257, 6258, 6259,                                            coast of Massachusetts beginning                                     NAD 83 and geographic (longitude,
                                                6260, 6261, 6262, 6263, 6264, 6265,                                            approximately 12 nautical miles (nm)                                 latitude), NAD83.

                                                                                                             Point No                                                                 X easting     Y northing       Longitude    Latitude

                                                1   ...............................................................................................................................      327200        4540800        ¥71.0546     41.000088
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                                                2   ...............................................................................................................................      346400        4540800       ¥70.826429    41.003931
                                                3   ...............................................................................................................................      346400        4551600       ¥70.829121    41.101169
                                                4   ...............................................................................................................................      359600        4551600       ¥70.671998    41.103557
                                                5   ...............................................................................................................................      359600        4552800       ¥70.672272    41.114362
                                                6   ...............................................................................................................................      362000        4552800       ¥70.643698    41.114774
                                                7   ...............................................................................................................................      362000        4554000       ¥70.643967    41.125579
                                                8   ...............................................................................................................................      364400        4554000       ¥70.615387    41.125983
                                                9   ...............................................................................................................................      364400        4555200       ¥70.615653    41.136789



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                                                                                                         Point No                                                                    X easting     Y northing       Longitude    Latitude

                                                10   .............................................................................................................................      380000       4555200         ¥70.42984   41.139245
                                                11   .............................................................................................................................      380000       4550400        ¥70.428902    41.09602
                                                12   .............................................................................................................................      384800       4550400        ¥70.371762   41.096715
                                                13   .............................................................................................................................      384800       4531200         ¥70.36818   40.923806
                                                14   .............................................................................................................................      452000       4531200        ¥69.570139   40.930514
                                                15   .............................................................................................................................      452000       4574400        ¥69.573517   41.319642
                                                16   .............................................................................................................................      456800       4574400        ¥69.516168   41.319914
                                                17   .............................................................................................................................      456800       4564800        ¥69.515487   41.233442
                                                18   .............................................................................................................................      461600       4564800        ¥69.458213   41.233685
                                                19   .............................................................................................................................      461600       4560000        ¥69.457911   41.190448
                                                20   .............................................................................................................................      466400       4560000        ¥69.400673   41.190661
                                                21   .............................................................................................................................      466400       4550400        ¥69.400147   41.104187
                                                22   .............................................................................................................................      471200       4550400        ¥69.342985   41.104371
                                                23   .............................................................................................................................      471200       4545600         ¥69.34276   41.061133
                                                24   .............................................................................................................................      476000       4545600        ¥69.285634   41.061289
                                                25   .............................................................................................................................      476000       4536000        ¥69.285261   40.974811
                                                26   .............................................................................................................................      480800       4536000        ¥69.228209   40.974938
                                                27   .............................................................................................................................      480800       4531200         ¥69.22806   40.931698
                                                28   .............................................................................................................................      485600       4531200        ¥69.171045   40.931797
                                                29   .............................................................................................................................      485600       4488000        ¥69.170052   40.542625
                                                30   .............................................................................................................................      480800       4488000        ¥69.226735   40.542528
                                                31   .............................................................................................................................      480800       4483200        ¥69.226589   40.499285
                                                32   .............................................................................................................................      471200       4483200        ¥69.339882   40.499007
                                                33   .............................................................................................................................      471200       4478400        ¥69.339664   40.455764
                                                34   .............................................................................................................................      456800       4478400        ¥69.509491   40.455141
                                                35   .............................................................................................................................      456800       4483200        ¥69.509818   40.498382
                                                36   .............................................................................................................................      452000       4483200        ¥69.566462   40.498119
                                                37   .............................................................................................................................      452000       4492800        ¥69.567191     40.5846
                                                38   .............................................................................................................................      423200       4492800        ¥69.907473   40.582428
                                                39   .............................................................................................................................      423200       4488000        ¥69.906889   40.539191
                                                40   .............................................................................................................................      413600       4488000        ¥70.020234   40.538246
                                                41   .............................................................................................................................      413600       4483200        ¥70.019579   40.495009
                                                42   .............................................................................................................................      389600       4483200        ¥70.302734   40.492164
                                                43   .............................................................................................................................      389600       4488000        ¥70.303571   40.535396
                                                44   .............................................................................................................................      380000       4488000        ¥70.416893   40.534062
                                                45   .............................................................................................................................      380000       4492800        ¥70.417805   40.577291
                                                46   .............................................................................................................................      370400       4492800        ¥70.531192   40.575844
                                                47   .............................................................................................................................      370400       4497600        ¥70.532179   40.619071
                                                48   .............................................................................................................................      360800       4497600        ¥70.645631    40.61751
                                                49   .............................................................................................................................      360800       4502400        ¥70.646693   40.660734
                                                50   .............................................................................................................................      356000       4502400        ¥70.703452   40.659911
                                                51   .............................................................................................................................      356000       4512000        ¥70.705656   40.746356
                                                52   .............................................................................................................................      352400       4512000        ¥70.748279   40.745718
                                                53   .............................................................................................................................      352400       4522800        ¥70.750833   40.842965
                                                54   .............................................................................................................................      330800       4522800        ¥71.006912   40.838793
                                                55   .............................................................................................................................      330800       4507200        ¥71.002689   40.698345
                                                56   .............................................................................................................................      327200       4507200        ¥71.045274   40.697598
                                                57   .............................................................................................................................      327200       4540800          ¥71.0546   41.000088



                                                  Specific mitigation, stipulations, or                                       discuss a draft charter. The next meeting                           Massachusetts Renewable Energy Task
                                                exclusion areas may be developed as a                                         was held January 27, 2010, to present                               Force members, including the State
                                                result of site-specific environmental                                         and discuss a draft RFI developed in                                Historic Preservation Officer, the
                                                reviews and associated consultations, as                                      consultation with the Commonwealth’s                                Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head
                                                well as continued coordination through                                        Executive Office of Energy and                                      (Aquinnah), the Mashpee Wampanoag
                                                the BOEMRE/Massachusetts Renewable                                            Environmental Affairs. The                                          Tribe, and representatives from the
                                                Energy Task Force. Multiple use issues                                        Commonwealth initially proposed a                                   towns of Tisbury and Oak Bluffs,
                                                raised through consultation with the                                          development buffer of 9 nautical miles                              expressed a preference for the RFI area
                                                BOEMRE/Massachusetts Renewable                                                from the shore based on review of visual                            to begin 21 nautical miles offshore.
                                                Energy Task Force are described below.                                                                                                            BOEMRE has not changed the RFI
                                                                                                                              analysis materials. Based on input from
                                                                                                                                                                                                  boundary to begin 21 nautical miles
                                                  BOEMRE established the                                                      the BOEMRE/Massachusetts Renewable
                                                                                                                                                                                                  offshore, but has depicted the 21
                                                Massachusetts Renewable Energy Task                                           Energy Task Force, the draft RFI was                                nautical mile delineation on the RFI
                                                Force in November 2009, at the request                                        revised to begin 12 nautical miles
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  map as a point of information for
                                                of Governor Deval Patrick. The first                                          offshore, which was presented at the                                potential developers.
                                                meeting was held on November 19,                                              September 8, 2010, Massachusetts
                                                2009, to introduce the                                                        Renewable Energy Task Force meeting.                                Nantucket Lightship Habitat Closure
                                                intergovernmental members, discuss the                                        BOEMRE collected comments from task                                 Area
                                                purpose of the task force, explain                                            force members and held another                                        Through consultation with the
                                                BOEMRE renewable energy leasing and                                           meeting on October 15, 2010, to discuss                             BOEMRE/Massachusetts Renewable
                                                environmental review process, and                                             additional requested changes. Several                               Energy Task Force, the National Oceanic


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                                                and Atmospheric Administration’s                        Island Shelf NK19–10, blocks 6428,                       (2) A description of your objectives
                                                National Marine Fisheries Service                       6429, 6430, 6431, 6432, 6433, 6434,                   and the facilities that you may use to
                                                (NMFS) has identified the Nantucket                     6480, 6481, 6482, 6483, 6484, 6532,                   achieve those objectives;
                                                Lightship Habitat Closure Area within                   6533, 6534; In Hydrographer Canyon                       (3) A schedule of proposed activities,
                                                the RFI Area. NMFS has closed this area                 NK19–11, blocks 6317, 6356, 6357,                     including those leading to commercial
                                                to all bottom-tending mobile fishing                    6358, 6359, 6360, 6361, 6362, 6363,                   operations;
                                                gear in order to minimize adverse effects               6364, 6385, 6366, 6367, 6401, 6402,                      (4) Available and pertinent data and
                                                of fishing on essential fish habitat                    6403, 6404, 6405, 6406, 6407, 6408,                   information concerning renewable
                                                (EFH). The NMFS has indicated that                      6409, 6410, 6411, 6412, 6413, 6414b,                  energy resources and environmental
                                                commercial wind development within                      6415, 6416, 6417, 6451, 6452, 6453,                   conditions in the RFI area, including
                                                this area may be subject to additional                  6454, 6461, 6462, 6463, 6464, 6465,                   energy and resource data and
                                                review in order to ensure that                          6466, 6467, 6501, 6502, 6511, 6512,                   information used to evaluate the RFI
                                                conservation efforts in this area are                   6513, 6514, 6515, 6516, 6562, 6563,                   area; and
                                                maintained. This area can be located at                 6564.                                                    (5) Documentation demonstrating that
                                                the following URL: http://                                                                                    you are legally, technically and
                                                www.nero.noaa.gov/nero/regs/infodocs/                   Department of Defense Activities on the               financially qualified to hold a lease as
                                                MultsClosedAreas.pdf. BOEMRE has                        Outer Continental Shelf                               set forth in 30 CFR 285.106 and 285.107.
                                                also included this area on the RFI map                    The Department of Defense conducts                  Your technical and financial
                                                as a point of information for potential                 offshore testing, training, and operations            documentation should demonstrate that
                                                developers.                                             on the Outer Continental Shelf.                       you are capable of constructing,
                                                                                                        BOEMRE will consult with the                          operating, maintaining, and
                                                Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) and                                                                           decommissioning the facilities
                                                Navigational Issues                                     Department of Defense on all proposed
                                                                                                        offshore wind energy projects to ensure               described in (2) above. Documentation
                                                   BOEMRE is aware that the RFI area                    that projects are compatible with                     of financial qualification should include
                                                lies adjacent, or in close proximity to a                                                                     information establishing access to
                                                                                                        Defense activities on the Outer
                                                Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) and                                                                           sufficient capital to carry out
                                                                                                        Continental Shelf.
                                                thus the areas nominated in response to                                                                       development. Examples of
                                                this RFI may need to be modified. The                   Map of RFI area                                       documentation of technical
                                                U.S. Coast Guard will require buffers                                                                         qualification may include evidence of
                                                                                                           A map of the RFI area can be found
                                                from the edges of a TSS and from the                                                                          international or domestic experience
                                                                                                        at the following URL: http://
                                                entrance and exit to a TSS. Because                                                                           with renewable energy projects or other
                                                                                                        www.boemre.gov/offshore/
                                                proposed project characteristics will be                                                                      types of electric-energy-related projects.
                                                                                                        RenewableEnergy/stateactivities.htm#                     In addition, the Commonwealth has
                                                unique to each individual project, the
                                                                                                        Massachusetts.                                        requested a description of plans for
                                                buffers will be further defined as more
                                                information is collected, such as vessel                   A large scale map of the RFI area                  transmission to connect the wind energy
                                                traffic types, density and routing                      showing boundaries of the RFI area with               project(s) to the on-shore grid. Please
                                                direction. Further, it is important to                  numbered blocks is available from                     refer to the companion piece from the
                                                note that two-way routes, fairways and                  BOEMRE at the following address:                      Commonwealth of Massachusetts that
                                                TSSs are various forms of routing                       Bureau of Ocean Energy Management,                    provides additional information on the
                                                measures and that buffer dimensions                     Regulation and Enforcement, Office of                 State’s interest and goals at: http://
                                                will vary because of many factors, one                  Offshore Alternative Energy Programs,                 www.mass.gov/?pageID=eoeeater
                                                of which is vessel traffic density/                     381 Elden Street, Mail Stop 4090,                     minal&L=4&L0=Home&L1=Energy%2c+
                                                composition and rules-of-the-road                       Herndon, Virginia 20170, Phone: (703)                 Utilities+%26+Clean+Technologies
                                                protocol.                                               787–1300, Fax: (703) 787–1708.                        &L2=Renewable+Energy&L3
                                                   BOEMRE will take into consideration                  Required Indication of Interest                       =Wind&sid=Eoeea&b=terminalcontent
                                                and review data including but not                       Information                                           &f=doer_renewables_wind_offshore-
                                                limited to Automatic Identification                                                                           wind&csid=Eoeea. If you include a
                                                System (AIS) data that is used on ships                   If you intend to submit an indication               description of plans for transmission,
                                                and vessel traffic services. The BOEMRE                 of interest in a commercial lease from                please follow the instructions in the
                                                also will also consult with relevant                    BOEMRE for the development of wind                    companion piece, and include (a) a
                                                agencies such as the U.S. Coast Guard                   resources in the area(s) identified in this           description of the physical
                                                regarding potential issues concerning                   RFI, you must provide the following:                  configuration of the transmission system
                                                the TSS and other navigational and                        (1) The BOEMRE Protraction Diagram                  including specific points of
                                                safety issues and will use best                         name, number, and specific whole or                   interconnection to the grid and (b) the
                                                management practices. Depending on                      partial OCS blocks or areas within the                ownership structure of the transmission
                                                the findings, BOEMRE and the U.S.                       RFI area that are of interest for                     system. For example, with respect to
                                                Coast Guard will develop reasonable                     commercial development, including any                 physical configuration, do you
                                                and appropriate mitigations such as                     required buffer area. If your proposed                anticipate one or more radial line(s) or
                                                conditions on turbine placement,                        project area includes one or more partial             a network system (i.e., connected to the
                                                preservation of adequate navigation                     blocks please describe those partial                  grid in more than one location); and
                                                buffers and setbacks, protection of                     blocks in terms of a sixteenth of an OCS              would the radial line(s) or network be
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                                                vessel traffic lanes or other operational               block. Note that any indications of                   sized to support only the proposed wind
                                                restrictions utilizing their existing                   interest identifying areas greater than               energy project(s) or to accommodate
                                                authorities, policies, and procedures.                  what would be reasonably necessary to                 future projects as well? With respect to
                                                   If such mitigation cannot be achieved,               develop a commercial wind facility will               ownership structure, would the
                                                portions of certain nominated areas may                 not be considered as valid indications of             transmission system be owned by the
                                                need to be excluded. The following                      interest. In addition, BOEMRE will not                developers of the wind energy project(s)
                                                blocks are highlighted for consideration                consider any areas outside of the RFI                 or otherwise on a merchant basis, by a
                                                of U.S. Coast Guard concerns: In Block                  area in this process;                                 traditional transmission company, or


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                                                through some other arrangement?                         nominating entity (for example, the                   during regular business hours on the
                                                Additionally, on what funding                           name of your company), or (2) the list                primary meeting date.
                                                assumptions are plans for the wind                      of whole or partial blocks that you are               ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at
                                                energy project(s), including the                        nominating.                                           the Lake Champlain Basin Program/
                                                transmission system, predicated? With                                                                         Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
                                                                                                        Section 304 of NHPA (16 U.S.C. 470 et
                                                regard to transmission, we recommend                                                                          facility at the Gordon Center House, 54
                                                                                                        seq; 1966, as amended)
                                                that the potential lessee(s) review the                                                                       West Shore Road, Grand Isle, VT 05458;
                                                report entitled ‘‘Strategic Options for                    BOEMRE is required, after                          802–372–3213 (telephone).
                                                Investment in Transmission in Support                   consultation with the Secretary, to                   FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
                                                of Offshore Wind Development in                         withhold the location, character, or                  Dave Tilton, Designated Federal Officer,
                                                Massachusetts,’’ dated January 8, 2010;                 ownership of historic resources if                    Lake Champlain Sea Lamprey Control
                                                http://www.analysisgroup.com/                           determination is made that the                        Alternatives Workgroup, Lake
                                                uploadedFiles/Publishing/Articles/                      disclosure may, among other concerns,                 Champlain Fish and Wildlife Resources
                                                Strategic_Options_Offshore_Wind_12-                     risk harm to the historic resources or                Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
                                                01-09.pdf.                                              impede the use of a traditional religious             11 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, VT
                                                   It is critical that you submit a                     site by practitioners. Tribal entities                05452 (U.S. mail); 802- 872–0629
                                                complete indication of interest so that                 should designate information that                     (telephone); Dave_Tilton@fws.gov
                                                BOEMRE may proceed with the                             qualifies for protection under this                   (electronic mail).
                                                commercial wind leasing process                         section as confidential.
                                                                                                                                                              SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We
                                                offshore Massachusetts in a timely                        Dated: December 17, 2010.                           publish this notice under section
                                                manner. If BOEMRE reviews your                          Michael R. Bromwich,                                  10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory
                                                indication of interest and determines                   Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy                      Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.). The
                                                that it is incomplete, BOEMRE will                      Management, Regulation and Enforcement.               Workgroup’s specific responsibilities
                                                inform you of this determination in                     [FR Doc. 2010–32853 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am]          are to provide advice regarding the
                                                writing. This letter will describe the
                                                                                                        BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P                                implementation of sea lamprey control
                                                information that BOEMRE determined
                                                                                                                                                              methods alternative to lampricides, to
                                                to be missing from your indication of
                                                                                                                                                              recommend priorities for research to be
                                                interest, and that you must submit in                   DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR                            conducted by cooperating organizations
                                                order for BOEMRE to deem your
                                                                                                                                                              and demonstration projects to be
                                                submission complete. You will be given                  Fish and Wildlife Service                             developed and funded by State and
                                                15 business days from the date of the
                                                                                                        [FWS–R5–FHC–2010–N045; 53330–1335–                    Federal agencies, and to assist Federal
                                                letter to submit the information that
                                                                                                        0000–J3]                                              and State agencies with the
                                                BOEMRE found to be missing from your
                                                                                                                                                              coordination of alternative sea lamprey
                                                original submission. If you do not meet                 Lake Champlain Sea Lamprey Control                    control research to advance the state of
                                                this deadline, or if BOEMRE determines                  Alternatives Workgroup
                                                this second submittal to be insufficient                                                                      the science in Lake Champlain and the
                                                as well, then BOEMRE retains the right                  AGENCY:   Fish and Wildlife Service,                  Great Lakes.
                                                to deem your indication of interest                     Interior.                                               Dated: December 16, 2010.
                                                invalid. In that case, BOEMRE would                     ACTION: Notice of meeting.                            James G. Geiger,
                                                not move forward with your indication                                                                         Assistant Regional Director—Fisheries, U.S.
                                                of interest submitted in response to this               SUMMARY:   We, the U.S. Fish and                      Fish and Wildlife Service, Hadley,
                                                RFI.                                                    Wildlife Service (Service), announce a                Massachusetts 01035.
                                                                                                        meeting of the Lake Champlain Sea                     [FR Doc. 2010–32754 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am]
                                                Protection of Privileged or Confidential                Lamprey Control Alternatives
                                                                                                                                                              BILLING CODE 4310–55–P
                                                Information                                             Workgroup (Workgroup). The
                                                  BOEMRE will protect privileged or                     Workgroup’s purpose is to provide, in
                                                confidential information that you                       an advisory capacity, recommendations                 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
                                                submit as required by the Freedom of                    and advice on research and
                                                Information Act (FOIA). Exemption 4 of                  implementation of sea lamprey control                 Bureau of Land Management
                                                FOIA applies to trade secrets and                       techniques alternative to lampricide that
                                                commercial or financial information                     are technically feasible, cost effective,             Notice To Amend an Existing System
                                                that you submit that is privileged or                   and environmentally safe. The primary                 of Records; Privacy Act of 1974; as
                                                confidential. If you wish to protect the                objective of the meeting will be to                   Amended
                                                confidentiality of such information,                    discuss potential research initiatives                AGENCY:   Bureau of Land Management,
                                                clearly mark it and request that                        that may enhance alternative sea                      Interior.
                                                BOEMRE treat it as confidential.                        lamprey control techniques. The
                                                                                                                                                              ACTION: Notice of amendment to an
                                                BOEMRE will not disclose such                           meeting is open to the public.
                                                                                                                                                              Existing System of Records.
                                                information, subject to the requirements                DATES: The Workgroup will meet on
                                                of FOIA. Please label privileged or                     Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 9 a.m. to 12               SUMMARY:   Pursuant to the provisions of
                                                confidential information ‘‘Contains                     p.m., with an alternate date of Tuesday,              the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended,
                                                Confidential Information’’ and consider                 January 25, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.,             the Department of the Interior (DOI) is
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                                                submitting such information as a                        should the meeting need to be cancelled               issuing public notice of its intent to
                                                separate attachment.                                    due to inclement weather. Any member                  amend the Bureau of Land
                                                  However, BOEMRE will not treat as                     of public who wants to find out whether               Management’s (BLM) Range
                                                confidential any aggregate summaries of                 the meeting has been postponed may                    Management System—Interior, LLM–2
                                                such information or comments not                        contact Ms. Stefi Flanders of the U.S.                notice. The amendment includes
                                                containing such information.                            Fish and Wildlife Service, 802–872–                   changes to ‘‘System location,’’
                                                Additionally, BOEMRE will not treat as                  0629, extension 10 (telephone);                       ‘‘Disclosures outside the Department of
                                                confidential (1) the legal title of the                 Stefi_Flanders@fws.gov (electronic mail)              the Interior,’’ ‘‘Storage,’’ ‘‘Retrievability,’’


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