Intent to Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Boston Harbor Inner Harbor Maintenance Dredging Project, 24556 [05-9316]

Download as PDF 24556 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 89 / Tuesday, May 10, 2005 / Notices confidential version and a nonconfidential summary. D. Michael Hutchinson, Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 05–9325 Filed 5–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Availability of Non-Exclusive, Exclusive License or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Electrospun Fibers and an Apparatus Therefor Department of the Army, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with 37 CFR part 404.6, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of U.S. Patent No. US 6,860,156 B1 entitled ‘‘Electrospun Fibers and an Apparatus Therefor’’ issued June 22, 2004. This patent has been assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Rosenkrans at U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center, Kansas Street, Natick, MA 01760, Phone: (508) 233–4928 or Email: Robert.Rosenkrans@nantick.army.mil. Any licenses granted shall comply with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR part 404. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 05–9311 Filed 5–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Intent to Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Boston Harbor Inner Harbor Maintenance Dredging Project Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is preparing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to maintenance dredge the federal navigation channels landward of Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor, MA. Maintenance dredging of the navigation VerDate jul<14>2003 17:09 May 09, 2005 Jkt 205001 channels landward of Spectacle Island is needed to remove shoals and restore the navigation channels to their authorized depths. Ships are currently experiencing tidal delays and potential damage from grounding. Material dredged from the federal channels will either be disposed at the Massachusetts Bay Disposal Site (if the material is suitable for ocean disposal) or, if the material is not suitable for ocean disposal, in confined aquatic disposal (CAD) cell(s). Major navigation channel improvements (depending) were made in 1999 through 2001 in the Reserved Channel, the Mystic River, Inner Confluence and the Chelsa River. A final EIS was prepared for this previous navigation improvement project in June of 1995 in which the use of CAD cells in the Mystic River, Inner Confluence, and Chelsea River were investigated. CAD cells not used during the construction of the previous navigation improvement project will be investigated for acceptability during the preparation of this SEIS. ADDRESSES: If you wish to be placed on the mailing list for this project, or have questions about the proposed action and the DSEIS, please contact Ms. Catherine Rogers, Ecologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Evaluation Branch, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Catherine Rogers, (978) 318–8231. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is authorized by the various Rivers and Harbor Acts and Water Resources Development Acts to conduct maintenance dredging of the federal navigation channels and anchorage areas in Boston Harbor. In addition to maintenance dredging of the inner harbor, a feasibility study is currently underway to investigate deepening of the main shipping channels in the port of Boston seaward of the Ted Williams Tunnel to a depth greater than the currently authorized depths. This feasibility study, which will also include the preparation of a Supplemental EIS to the 1995 Record of Decision for the navigation improvement project, will examine the engineering feasibility, economic justification, social and cultural resource impacts, and environmental acceptability of the proposed channel deepening. The existing ¥40 foot MLLW main harbor entrance channel from Broad Sound, through President Roads, and up to the Marine Terminal just seaward of the Ted Williams Tunnel will be examined for depths up to ¥50 feet MLLW, as will the Reserved Channel. 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The draft and final EIS for the previous Boston Harbor navigation improvement project investigated other alternative disposal sites for the disposal of dredged material. Material suitable for ocean disposal would likely be disposed at the Massachusetts Bay Disposal Site. A draft SEIS is expected to be completed by October 2005. Dated: April 25, 2005. Thomas L. Koning, Colonel, Corps of Engineers, New England District. [FR Doc. 05–9316 Filed 5–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–24–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Availability of GovernmentOwned Inventions; Available for Licensing Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Intent to Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Boston Harbor Inner Harbor Maintenance Dredging 
Project

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

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is 
preparing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to 
maintenance dredge the federal navigation channels landward of 
Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor, MA. Maintenance dredging of the 
navigation channels landward of Spectacle Island is needed to remove 
shoals and restore the navigation channels to their authorized depths. 
Ships are currently experiencing tidal delays and potential damage from 
grounding. Material dredged from the federal channels will either be 
disposed at the Massachusetts Bay Disposal Site (if the material is 
suitable for ocean disposal) or, if the material is not suitable for 
ocean disposal, in confined aquatic disposal (CAD) cell(s). Major 
navigation channel improvements (depending) were made in 1999 through 
2001 in the Reserved Channel, the Mystic River, Inner Confluence and 
the Chelsa River. A final EIS was prepared for this previous navigation 
improvement project in June of 1995 in which the use of CAD cells in 
the Mystic River, Inner Confluence, and Chelsea River were 
investigated. CAD cells not used during the construction of the 
previous navigation improvement project will be investigated for 
acceptability during the preparation of this SEIS.

ADDRESSES: If you wish to be placed on the mailing list for this 
project, or have questions about the proposed action and the DSEIS, 
please contact Ms. Catherine Rogers, Ecologist, U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, New England District, Evaluation Branch, 696 Virginia Road, 
Concord, MA 01742.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Catherine Rogers, (978) 318-8231.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is 
authorized by the various Rivers and Harbor Acts and Water Resources 
Development Acts to conduct maintenance dredging of the federal 
navigation channels and anchorage areas in Boston Harbor.
    In addition to maintenance dredging of the inner harbor, a 
feasibility study is currently underway to investigate deepening of the 
main shipping channels in the port of Boston seaward of the Ted 
Williams Tunnel to a depth greater than the currently authorized 
depths. This feasibility study, which will also include the preparation 
of a Supplemental EIS to the 1995 Record of Decision for the navigation 
improvement project, will examine the engineering feasibility, economic 
justification, social and cultural resource impacts, and environmental 
acceptability of the proposed channel deepening. The existing -40 foot 
MLLW main harbor entrance channel from Broad Sound, through President 
Roads, and up to the Marine Terminal just seaward of the Ted Williams 
Tunnel will be examined for depths up to -50 feet MLLW, as will the 
Reserved Channel. Deepening of a small area of the Mystic River Channel 
upstream of the Moran Terminal, from the current -35 foot depths to -40 
feet will also be examined, as will deepening the Chelsea River Channel 
from the current -38 foot depth -40 feet.
    Maintenance dredging of the federal Main Ship channel seaward of 
Spectacle Island, the President Roads anchorage area, and the Broad 
Sound North Channel is scheduled to be completed by May 2005. Material 
dredged from these channels was determined to be suitable for ocean 
water disposal and was disposal at the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency designated dredged material Massachusetts Bay Disposal Site.
    Alternatives: The no action alternative will be investigated. 
Material unsuitable for ocean disposal would most likely be disposed 
within confined aquatic disposal (CAD) cells within the federal 
navigation channels above the Ted Williams Tunnel. The draft and final 
EIS for the previous Boston Harbor navigation improvement project 
investigated other alternative disposal sites for the disposal of 
dredged material. Material suitable for ocean disposal would likely be 
disposed at the Massachusetts Bay Disposal Site. A draft SEIS is 
expected to be completed by October 2005.

    Dated: April 25, 2005.
Thomas L. Koning,
Colonel, Corps of Engineers, New England District.
[FR Doc. 05-9316 Filed 5-9-05; 8:45 am]
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