Notice of Intent To Prepare a Joint Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report for Lower American River Common Features Project, Mayhew Levee Raise, 22653-22654 [05-8666]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 83 / Monday, May 2, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Notice of the Defense Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies—Open Meeting Department of Defense. Amended notice; notice of the Defense Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies—open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 96–463, notice is hereby given that the Defense Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies will hold an open meeting at Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, on May 3, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. instead of 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Purpose: The Task Force will meet on May 3, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m., and this session will be open to the public, subject to the availability of space. 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[FR Doc. 05–8807 Filed 4–28–05; 2:17 pm] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Notice of Intent To Prepare a Joint Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report for Lower American River Common Features Project, Mayhew Levee Raise Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The action being taken is an Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) to address potential improvements to the existing flood management systems along the American River. This portion of the Lower American River Common Features project is located in Sacramento County. The Corps of Engineers is in the process of completing slurry wall work on approximately 26 miles of levee along the American River. In 1996, Congress authorized the raising of levees along the American River in the Mayhew PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22653 Drain area under the American River Common Features project. Subsequently, section 366 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1999 authorized the raising of the left bank of the non-Federal levee upstream of the Mayhew Drain for a distance of 4,300 feet and the installation of gates to the existing Mayhew Drain culvert. DATES: A public meeting will be held on May 23, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sacramento, CA. ADDRESSES: Send written comments and suggestions concerning this study to Ms. Elizabeth Holland, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, Attn: Planning Division (CESPK–PD–R), 1325 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Requests to be placed on the mailing list should also be sent to this address. The public meeting address is O.W. Erlewine School, 2441 Stansberry Way, Sacramento, CA 95826–2120. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Elizabeth Holland, e-mail at Elizabeth.g.Holland@usace.army.mil, telephone (916) 557–6763 or fax (916) 557–7856. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Proposed Action: The Corps of Engineers, the State of California, and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency are conducting a study on the American River flood control system. The study focuses on ways to improve flood protection to the city of Sacramento, including raising the levees along the river in the Mayhew Drain area. 2. Alternatives: The draft EIS/EIR will address an array of alternatives. Alternatives analyzed during the investigation will include no action, a full levee with a 3:1 slope, a levee with a 3:1 slope and partial floodwall, and a levee with a 2:1 slope and partial floodwall. 3. Scoping Process: a. The project study plan provides for a scoping meeting to be held in May 2005 (see DATES & ADDRESSES). The Corps has initiated a process to involve concerned individuals, and local, State, and Federal agencies. b. Significant issues to be analyzed in depth in the draft EIS/EIR include adverse effects on vegetation and wildlife resources, special-status species, esthetics, cultural resources, recreation, land use, air quality, and cumulative effects of related projects in the study area. c. The Corps will consult with the State Historic Preservation Officer to comply with the National Historic Preservation Act, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide a Fish and E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1 22654 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 83 / Monday, May 2, 2005 / Notices Wildlife Coordination Act Report as an appendix to the draft EIS/EIR. d. A 45-day public review period will be provided for individuals and agencies to review and comment on the draft EIS/EIR. All interested parties are encouraged to respond to this notice and provide a current address if they wish to be notified of the draft EIS/EIR circulation. 4. Availability: The draft EIS/EIR is scheduled to be available for public review and comment late in calendar year 2005. Dated: April 20, 2005. Mark W. Connelly, Lt. Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Deputy District Engineer. [FR Doc. 05–8666 Filed 4–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–EZ–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Fernald Department of Energy. Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EMSSAB), Fernald. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Saturday, May 14, 2005; 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. ADDRESSES: Ross Township Firehouse, 2565 Cincinnati-Brookville Road, Ross Township, Ohio 45061. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doug Sarno, The Perspectives Group, Inc., 1055 North Fairfax Street, Suite 204, Alexandria, VA 22314, at (703) 837–1197, or e-mail; djsarno@theperspectivesgroup.com. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management, and related activities. Tentative Agenda 8:30 a.m. Call to Order 8:35 a.m. Updates and Announcements —Projects Updates —Ex-Officio Updates —Silos Projects Status —Site Transition Update 9:15 a.m. Review Legacy Management and Institutional Controls Plan 10 a.m. Break 10:15 a.m. Public Participation during Site Transition VerDate jul<14>2003 19:05 Apr 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 11 a.m. Educators’ Roundtable Debrief 11:20 a.m. Site-Specific Advisory Board Chairs’ Meeting Debrief 11:40 a.m. Review Fernald Citizens’ Advisory Board Meeting Schedule 11:50 a.m. Public Comment 12 p.m. Adjourn Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Written statements may be filed with the Board chair either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact the Board chair at the address or telephone number listed below. Requests must be received five days prior to the meeting and reasonable provisions will be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comment will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments. This Federal Register notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting date due to programmatic issues that had to be resolved prior to the meeting date. Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public review and copying at the Department of Energy’s Freedom of Information Public Reading Room, 1E–190, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, 20585 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays. Minutes will also be available by writing to the Fernald Citizens’ Advisory Board, Phoenix Environmental Corporation, MS–76, Post Office Box 538704, Cincinnati, OH 43253–8704, or by calling the Advisory Board at (513) 648–6478. Issued at Washington, DC, on April 27, 2005. Rachel M. Samuel, Deputy Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 05–8678 Filed 4–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Paducah Department of Energy (DOE). Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EMSSAB), Paducah. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Thursday, May 19, 2005, 5:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: 111 Memorial Drive, Barkley Centre, Paducah, Kentucky 42001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William E. Murphie, Deputy Designated Federal Officer, Department of Energy Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office, 1017 Majestic Drive, Suite 200, Lexington, Kentucky 40513, (859) 219– 4001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management and related activities. Tentative Agenda 5:30 p.m. Informal Discussion 6 p.m. Call to Order, Introductions, Review of Agenda, Approval of April Minutes 6:05 p.m. Deputy Designated Federal Officer’s Comments 6:25 p.m. Federal Coordinator’s Comments 6:30 p.m. Ex-officios’ Comments 6:40 p.m. Public Comments and Questions 6:50 p.m. Task Forces/Presentations • Waste Disposition Taskforce —Scrap Metal Project Overview —DOE Materials Storage Area Project Overview • Water Quality Task Force • Long Range Strategy/Stewardship Task Force • Community Outreach Task Force —Website Update 7:50 p.m. Public Comments and Questions 8 p.m. Break 8:10 p.m. Administrative Issues • Review of Workplan • Review of Next Agenda 8:20 p.m. Review of Action Items 8:25 p.m. Subcommittee Reports • Executive Committee 8:40 p.m. Final Comments 9:30 p.m. Adjourn Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact David Dollins at the address listed below or by telephone at (270) 441–6819. Requests must be received five days prior to the meeting and reasonable provision will be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comment will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments. Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public review and E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 83 (Monday, May 2, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22653-22654]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-8666]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Joint Environmental Impact 
Statement and Environmental Impact Report for Lower American River 
Common Features Project, Mayhew Levee Raise

AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The action being taken is an Environmental Impact Statement/
Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) to address potential improvements 
to the existing flood management systems along the American River. This 
portion of the Lower American River Common Features project is located 
in Sacramento County. The Corps of Engineers is in the process of 
completing slurry wall work on approximately 26 miles of levee along 
the American River. In 1996, Congress authorized the raising of levees 
along the American River in the Mayhew Drain area under the American 
River Common Features project. Subsequently, section 366 of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1999 authorized the raising of the left 
bank of the non-Federal levee upstream of the Mayhew Drain for a 
distance of 4,300 feet and the installation of gates to the existing 
Mayhew Drain culvert.

DATES: A public meeting will be held on May 23, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 8 
p.m., Sacramento, CA.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments and suggestions concerning this study 
to Ms. Elizabeth Holland, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento 
District, Attn: Planning Division (CESPK-PD-R), 1325 J Street, 
Sacramento, CA 95814. Requests to be placed on the mailing list should 
also be sent to this address. The public meeting address is O.W. 
Erlewine School, 2441 Stansberry Way, Sacramento, CA 95826-2120.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Elizabeth Holland, e-mail at 
Elizabeth.g.Holland@usace.army.mil, telephone (916) 557-6763 or fax 
(916) 557-7856.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  1. Proposed Action: The Corps of Engineers, 
the State of California, and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency 
are conducting a study on the American River flood control system. The 
study focuses on ways to improve flood protection to the city of 
Sacramento, including raising the levees along the river in the Mayhew 
Drain area.
    2. Alternatives: The draft EIS/EIR will address an array of 
alternatives. Alternatives analyzed during the investigation will 
include no action, a full levee with a 3:1 slope, a levee with a 3:1 
slope and partial floodwall, and a levee with a 2:1 slope and partial 
floodwall.
    3. Scoping Process: a. The project study plan provides for a 
scoping meeting to be held in May 2005 (see DATES & ADDRESSES). The 
Corps has initiated a process to involve concerned individuals, and 
local, State, and Federal agencies.
    b. Significant issues to be analyzed in depth in the draft EIS/EIR 
include adverse effects on vegetation and wildlife resources, special-
status species, esthetics, cultural resources, recreation, land use, 
air quality, and cumulative effects of related projects in the study 
area.
    c. The Corps will consult with the State Historic Preservation 
Officer to comply with the National Historic Preservation Act, and the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide a Fish and

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Wildlife Coordination Act Report as an appendix to the draft EIS/EIR.
    d. A 45-day public review period will be provided for individuals 
and agencies to review and comment on the draft EIS/EIR. All interested 
parties are encouraged to respond to this notice and provide a current 
address if they wish to be notified of the draft EIS/EIR circulation.
    4. Availability: The draft EIS/EIR is scheduled to be available for 
public review and comment late in calendar year 2005.

    Dated: April 20, 2005.
Mark W. Connelly,
Lt. Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Deputy District Engineer.
[FR Doc. 05-8666 Filed 4-29-05; 8:45 am]
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