Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Development of Stillwater Business Park, City of Redding, CA, 14708-14709 [E5-1253]

Download as PDF 14708 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 55 / Wednesday, March 23, 2005 / Notices (6) An Estimate of the Total Public Burden (in Hours) Associated With the Collection: 200 annual burden hours. If you have comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the information collection instrument, please contact Richard A. Sloan, Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529; 202–272–8377. Dated: March 17, 2005. Richard A. Sloan, Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. [FR Doc. 05–5676 Filed 3–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–M DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–4972–N–04] Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request, HUDAdministered Small Cities Program Performance Assessment Report Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. DATES: Comments Due Date: May 23, 2005. Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Shelia Jones, Reports Liaison Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 7232, Washington, DC, 20410. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Rhodeside at (202) 708–1322, Extension 7375 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available documents: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is submitting the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affecting agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: ADDRESSES: VerDate jul<14>2003 19:44 Mar 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: HUD-Administered Small Cities Program Performance Assessment Report. 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Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The estimated number of respondents is 300. The proposed frequency of the response to the collection of information is annual. Annual recordkeeping is estimated at 1,800 hours for approximately 300 grant recipients. Status of the proposed information collection: Revision of a currently approved collection, with minor changes, and a request for OMB renewal for three years. The current OMB approval will expire in May 2005. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: March 16, 2005. ´ Nelson R. Bregon, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. [FR Doc. 05–5645 Filed 3–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–29–M DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–4912–N–11] Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Development of Stillwater Business Park, City of Redding, CA Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: HUD gives notice to the public, agencies, and Indian tribes that the City of Redding, CA, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)/ Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Stillwater Business Park project located in Redding, CA. The City of Redding, CA has prepared the Draft EIS/EIR under its authority as the responsible entity for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 3547(c) and HUD regulations at 24 CFR 58.4 and under its authority as lead agency in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The draft EIS/EIS is a joint NEPA and CEQA document. The EIR will satisfy requirements of the CEQA (Public Resources Code 21000 et seq.) and State CEQ Guidelines (14 California Code of Regulations 15000 et seq.) that require that all state and local government agencies consider the environmental consequences of projects over which they have discretionary authority before acting on those projects. Because HUD Economic Development Initiative (EDI) special project funds would be used, the proposed action is also subject to NEPA. EPA, State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG) will also fund water and wastewater related infrastructure. EPA is acting as a cooperating agency for this process. This notice is given in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500–1508. All interested federal, state, and local agencies, Indian tribes, groups, and the public are invited to comment on the draft EIS. DATES: Comments Due Date: May 9, 2005. Written comments on the Draft EIS should be addressed to the individual named below under the E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 55 / Wednesday, March 23, 2005 / Notices heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Public Meeting: A public comment meeting will be held during the comment period in order to ensure public participation. The public meeting will be held on April 12, 2005, starting at 4 p.m. The public meeting will be held at the following location: City of Redding Council Chambers, 777 Cypress Ave, Redding, CA 96001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathan Cherpeski, City of Redding, 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding, CA 96001, (530) 225–4519. The DEIS is available on the Internet and can be viewed or downloaded at: http://ci.redding.ca.us/ cm/major_pr/still_buspk.html. Copies of the Draft EIS/EIR are also available for review at the following locations: City of Redding, Permit Center, 777 Cypress Ave, Redding, CA 96001; Shasta County Department of Resource Management, Planning Division, 1855 Placer Street, Redding, CA 96001; City of Anderson Planning Department, 1887 Howard Street, Anderson, CA 96007; Shasta County Library, 1855 Shasta Street, Redding, CA 96001; and Shasta County Library—Anderson Branch, 3200 West Center, Anderson, CA 96007. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A Notice of Intent to prepare a draft EIS was published May 11, 2004. The proposed action is the development of a large parcel business park through the acquisition of land and the construction of major infrastructure components and the provision of public services and utilities to serve the development. The City of Redding is proposing the development of the area east and northeast of the Municipal Airport in Redding, California. The proposed action study area is located on the Enterprise and Cottonwood, California 7.5-minute USGS quadrangles, Township 31 North, Range 4 West, Sections 2, 3, 10, 14, 15, 22, 23, 26, 34, and 35. The proposed location is classified a portion as industrial and a portion as park under the Redding General Plan, adopted in 2000. The purpose and need for this project is to increase the activity of contributory economic sectors by constructing a business park within the city of Redding sphere of influence capable of attracting and accommodating diverse business and industrial users. Multiple alternatives were identified and discussed via the scoping process. After preliminary review, four alternatives were considered for full evaluation. They are: Alternative 1—Development of a large lot business park capable of accommodating a broad range of VerDate jul<14>2003 16:27 Mar 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 industries near the Redding Municipal airport. This proposal would result in an approximate 687-acre business park consisting of 383 acres of developable land for a total of 4,410,400 sq. ft. of improvements for professional offices and industrial users. About 250 acres in the northern portion will be preserved as open space to protect the vernal pool and wetland features in the area. The proposal includes parcels ranging from 4 acres to more than 100 acres. An extensive trail system, for pedestrians and bikes, will wind throughout the project and the open space preserve. Part of this trail will also serve as a utility access road for a proposed 115Kv transmission line that runs through the northern open space area and then down the east side of the project area. This alternative involves two bridge crossings of Stillwater Creek and the construction of a backbone road, trunk sewer lines, water lines, traffic improvement, and other utilities. This alternative could also have impacts on vernal pool features and other jurisdictional waters. A portion of the site lies within Critical habitat for vernal pool species. Alternative 2: (Preferred Alternative): An onsite variation of Alternative 1, the overall project is 687 acres with approximately 383 acres of developable land. The major change for this alternative is that it relocates the 115Kv transmission lines away from the open space area to the west side of the property near the proposed backbone road. A portion of the northern phase will be preserved as open space to protect the vernal pool wetland features in the area. The trail system was rerouted to protect sensitive open space areas. This alternative involves two bridge crossings of Stillwater Creek and the construction of a backbone road, trunk sewer lines, water lines, traffic improvement, and other utilities. This alternative could also have impacts on vernal pool features and other jurisdictional waters. A portion of the site lies within Critical habitat for vernal pool species. Alternative 3: This offsite alternative includes the combination of separately owned parcels into a large (approximately 395 developable acres) potentially available site northwest of the Redding Municipal Airport. It is anticipated that this site could provide parcels ranging from 1.5 acres to 100 acres to meet the community’s need. Based on projections for professional office and industrial users this could provide up to 4,499,000 sq. ft. of development. This alternative involves one bridge crossing of Clover Creek and the construction of a backbone road, PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14709 sewer lines, water lines, traffic improvement, and other utilities. This alternative could also have impacts on vernal pool features and other jurisdictional waters. The site lies within the area designated as Critical habitat for vernal pool species. No Project—No Action. No action would be taken. The land for all alternatives zoned for development will likely develop over the next 20 years in some fashion regardless of this proposal. An approximate 218-acre portion of Alternative 1 and 2 is designated as Park and would be developed in that fashion. Actions common to all alternatives include certain traffic, electrical transmission lines, water, wastewater, and other utility improvements. The DEIS/DEIR addresses the following environmental issues: Air quality, cultural resources, flood hazard, hydrology, noise, hazardous materials, biological resources, traffic, land use, erosion control, environmental justice, housing and population, growth inducing effects, and secondary and cumulative impacts. Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: March 16, 2005. ´ Nelson R. Bregon, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-4912-N-11]


Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Development of Stillwater Business Park, City of 
Redding, CA

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and 
Development, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: HUD gives notice to the public, agencies, and Indian tribes 
that the City of Redding, CA, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement (DEIS)/ Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Stillwater 
Business Park project located in Redding, CA. The City of Redding, CA 
has prepared the Draft EIS/EIR under its authority as the responsible 
entity for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 
in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 3547(c) and HUD regulations at 24 CFR 58.4 
and under its authority as lead agency in accordance with the 
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The draft EIS/EIS is a 
joint NEPA and CEQA document. The EIR will satisfy requirements of the 
CEQA (Public Resources Code 21000 et seq.) and State CEQ Guidelines (14 
California Code of Regulations 15000 et seq.) that require that all 
state and local government agencies consider the environmental 
consequences of projects over which they have discretionary authority 
before acting on those projects. Because HUD Economic Development 
Initiative (EDI) special project funds would be used, the proposed 
action is also subject to NEPA. EPA, State and Tribal Assistance Grants 
(STAG) will also fund water and wastewater related infrastructure. EPA 
is acting as a cooperating agency for this process. This notice is 
given in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality 
regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500-1508. All interested federal, state, 
and local agencies, Indian tribes, groups, and the public are invited 
to comment on the draft EIS.

DATES: Comments Due Date: May 9, 2005. Written comments on the Draft 
EIS should be addressed to the individual named below under the

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heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    Public Meeting: A public comment meeting will be held during the 
comment period in order to ensure public participation. The public 
meeting will be held on April 12, 2005, starting at 4 p.m. The public 
meeting will be held at the following location: City of Redding Council 
Chambers, 777 Cypress Ave, Redding, CA 96001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathan Cherpeski, City of Redding, 777 
Cypress Avenue, Redding, CA 96001, (530) 225-4519. The DEIS is 
available on the Internet and can be viewed or downloaded at: http://
ci.redding.ca.us/cm/major_pr/still_buspk.html. Copies of the Draft 
EIS/EIR are also available for review at the following locations: City 
of Redding, Permit Center, 777 Cypress Ave, Redding, CA 96001; Shasta 
County Department of Resource Management, Planning Division, 1855 
Placer Street, Redding, CA 96001; City of Anderson Planning Department, 
1887 Howard Street, Anderson, CA 96007; Shasta County Library, 1855 
Shasta Street, Redding, CA 96001; and Shasta County Library--Anderson 
Branch, 3200 West Center, Anderson, CA 96007.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A Notice of Intent to prepare a draft EIS 
was published May 11, 2004. The proposed action is the development of a 
large parcel business park through the acquisition of land and the 
construction of major infrastructure components and the provision of 
public services and utilities to serve the development. The City of 
Redding is proposing the development of the area east and northeast of 
the Municipal Airport in Redding, California. The proposed action study 
area is located on the Enterprise and Cottonwood, California 7.5-minute 
USGS quadrangles, Township 31 North, Range 4 West, Sections 2, 3, 10, 
14, 15, 22, 23, 26, 34, and 35. The proposed location is classified a 
portion as industrial and a portion as park under the Redding General 
Plan, adopted in 2000. The purpose and need for this project is to 
increase the activity of contributory economic sectors by constructing 
a business park within the city of Redding sphere of influence capable 
of attracting and accommodating diverse business and industrial users.
    Multiple alternatives were identified and discussed via the scoping 
process. After preliminary review, four alternatives were considered 
for full evaluation. They are:
    Alternative 1--Development of a large lot business park capable of 
accommodating a broad range of industries near the Redding Municipal 
airport. This proposal would result in an approximate 687-acre business 
park consisting of 383 acres of developable land for a total of 
4,410,400 sq. ft. of improvements for professional offices and 
industrial users. About 250 acres in the northern portion will be 
preserved as open space to protect the vernal pool and wetland features 
in the area. The proposal includes parcels ranging from 4 acres to more 
than 100 acres. An extensive trail system, for pedestrians and bikes, 
will wind throughout the project and the open space preserve. Part of 
this trail will also serve as a utility access road for a proposed 
115Kv transmission line that runs through the northern open space area 
and then down the east side of the project area. This alternative 
involves two bridge crossings of Stillwater Creek and the construction 
of a backbone road, trunk sewer lines, water lines, traffic 
improvement, and other utilities. This alternative could also have 
impacts on vernal pool features and other jurisdictional waters. A 
portion of the site lies within Critical habitat for vernal pool 
species.
    Alternative 2: (Preferred Alternative): An onsite variation of 
Alternative 1, the overall project is 687 acres with approximately 383 
acres of developable land. The major change for this alternative is 
that it relocates the 115Kv transmission lines away from the open space 
area to the west side of the property near the proposed backbone road. 
A portion of the northern phase will be preserved as open space to 
protect the vernal pool wetland features in the area. The trail system 
was rerouted to protect sensitive open space areas. This alternative 
involves two bridge crossings of Stillwater Creek and the construction 
of a backbone road, trunk sewer lines, water lines, traffic 
improvement, and other utilities. This alternative could also have 
impacts on vernal pool features and other jurisdictional waters. A 
portion of the site lies within Critical habitat for vernal pool 
species.
    Alternative 3: This offsite alternative includes the combination of 
separately owned parcels into a large (approximately 395 developable 
acres) potentially available site northwest of the Redding Municipal 
Airport. It is anticipated that this site could provide parcels ranging 
from 1.5 acres to 100 acres to meet the community's need. Based on 
projections for professional office and industrial users this could 
provide up to 4,499,000 sq. ft. of development. This alternative 
involves one bridge crossing of Clover Creek and the construction of a 
backbone road, sewer lines, water lines, traffic improvement, and other 
utilities. This alternative could also have impacts on vernal pool 
features and other jurisdictional waters. The site lies within the area 
designated as Critical habitat for vernal pool species.
    No Project--No Action. No action would be taken. The land for all 
alternatives zoned for development will likely develop over the next 20 
years in some fashion regardless of this proposal. An approximate 218-
acre portion of Alternative 1 and 2 is designated as Park and would be 
developed in that fashion.
    Actions common to all alternatives include certain traffic, 
electrical transmission lines, water, wastewater, and other utility 
improvements.
    The DEIS/DEIR addresses the following environmental issues: Air 
quality, cultural resources, flood hazard, hydrology, noise, hazardous 
materials, biological resources, traffic, land use, erosion control, 
environmental justice, housing and population, growth inducing effects, 
and secondary and cumulative impacts.
    Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the 
heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Dated: March 16, 2005.
Nelson R. Bregon,
General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and 
Development.
[FR Doc. E5-1253 Filed 3-22-05; 8:45 am]
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