Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement in Conjunction With Proposed Sediment Management and Restoration Measures on the Grand Calumet River and non-Federal Portions of the Indiana Harbor Canal in Lake County, IN, 25552 [05-9584]

Download as PDF 25552 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 92 / Friday, May 13, 2005 / Notices Permanent environmental impacts would include restricted views by the levee/floodwall system of Fishing Creek from Bloomsburg and Fernville, excavation and off-site disposal of approximately 4,500 cubic yards of hazardous, toxic and radioactive waste materials, conversion of approximately 11.5 acres of farmland designated as Prime Farmland or additional Farmland of Statewide Importance to nonagricultural use, long-term loss of nearly 3,000 linear feet of riparian habitat along Fishing Creek, the loss of less than one acre of wetlands, and taking of residential homes and business structures within the levee/floodwall footprint. A public hearing on the Draft SEIS will be held at the Bloomsburg Fire Department Banquet Hall (see DATES and ADDRESSES). A map showing the location of the Bloomsburg Fire Department can be found at http:// wphc.us/Default.aspx?alias=wphc.us/ bfd. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to present oral and/or written comments. For submission of electronic comments, your comment must be contained in the body of your message; do not send attached files. Include your name and address in your message. All persons and organization that have an interest in the flood damage reduction measures as they affect Columbia County and the environment are urged to attend the meeting and provide comments. USACE has distributed copies of the Draft report and EIS to appropriate members of Congress, State and local government officials, Federal agencies, and other interested parties. Copies are available for public review at the following locations: (1) Bloomsburg Public Library, 225 Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. (2) Columbia County Historical Library, 225 Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. (3) Columbia County Traveling Library, 15 Perry Avenue, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. You may view the Draft report and EIS in addition to related information on our web page at http:// www.nab.usace.army.mil/publications/ non-reg_pub.htm. After the public comment period ends on June 27, 2005, USACE will consider all comments received. The integrated report and EIS will be revised as appropriate and a Final Integrated Report and EIS will be issued. The Draft Integrated Report and EIS has been prepared in accordance with (1) The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), (2) regulations of VerDate jul<14>2003 15:59 May 12, 2005 Jkt 205001 the Council on Environmental quality for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500– 1508), and (3) USACE regulations implementing NEPA (ER–200–2–2). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Trulick, Study Manager. [FR Doc. 05–9583 Filed 5–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–HN–M BILLING CODE 3710–41–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement in Conjunction With Proposed Sediment Management and Restoration Measures on the Grand Calumet River and non-Federal Portions of the Indiana Harbor Canal in Lake County, IN Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of intent. SUMMARY: The study involves sediment management and restoration measures on the Grand Calumet River and nonFederal portions of the Indiana Harbor Canal. Potential alternatives to be evaluated are type and extent of dredging, possibility of capping areas, disposal options and restoration measures. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) is expected to be released for public review in June 2006. As part of the scoping process, written comments will be accepted for a 60-day period, starting from the date of this notice. Comments should be submitted to Mr. Keith Ryder (see ADDRESSES). Public scoping meetings will be held on: 1. May 24, 2005, 2–4 p.m., East Chicago, IN. 2. May 24, 2005, 5:45–7:45 p.m., Gary, IN. DATES: The meeting locations are: 1. East Chicago, IN—East Chicago City Hall, 4525 Indianapolis Boulevard, East Chicago, IN 46312. 2. Gary, IN—Gary Public Library, Main Branch, 220 West Fifth Avenue, Gary, IN 46402. Submit written comments to Mr. Keith Ryder, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Suite 600, 111 North Canal Street; Chicago, IL 60606–7206. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Mr. Keith Ryder, (312) 846–5587. Gary E. Johnston, Colonel, U.S. Army, District Engineer. [FR Doc. 05–9584 Filed 5–12–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Coastal Engineering Research Board (CERB) Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), announcement is made of the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: Coastal Engineering Research Board (CERB). Date of Meeting: June 7–9, 2005. Place: William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center, 555 West 5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. Times: 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (June 7, 2005) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (June 8, 2005) 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (June 9, 2005) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Inquiries and notice of intent to attend the meeting may be addressed to Colonel James R. Rowan, Executive Secretary, Commander, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Waterways Experiment Station, 3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180–6199. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Agenda: On Tuesday morning, June 7, the Board will meet in Executive Session. On Tuesday afternoon, June 7, there will be presentations entitled ‘‘Tsunami Warning Center Operations,’’ ‘‘Pacific Risk Management Ohana,’’ ‘‘Alaska Modeling and Data Issues,’’ ‘‘Alaska Ocean Observing System,’’ and ‘‘Island Ocean Observing System.’’ On Wednesday morning, June 8, there will be presentations entitled ‘‘Honolulu District Coastal Research and Development Needs,’’ ‘‘Climate Change Impacts on Alaska Coastline,’’ ‘‘Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments,’’ and ‘‘Subsistence and Cultural Issues.’’ The afternoon session on June 8 will include presentations entitled ‘‘Denali Commission,’’ ‘‘North Slope Science Initiative,’’ and ‘‘Report of Newtok,’’ plus a panel discussion pertaining to Shishmaref, Alaska. On Thursday morning, June 9, there will be presentations entitled ‘‘Port of E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement in 
Conjunction With Proposed Sediment Management and Restoration Measures 
on the Grand Calumet River and non-Federal Portions of the Indiana 
Harbor Canal in Lake County, IN

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

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The study involves sediment management and restoration 
measures on the Grand Calumet River and non-Federal portions of the 
Indiana Harbor Canal. Potential alternatives to be evaluated are type 
and extent of dredging, possibility of capping areas, disposal options 
and restoration measures.
    The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) is expected to be 
released for public review in June 2006. As part of the scoping 
process, written comments will be accepted for a 60-day period, 
starting from the date of this notice. Comments should be submitted to 
Mr. Keith Ryder (see ADDRESSES).

DATES: Public scoping meetings will be held on:
    1. May 24, 2005, 2-4 p.m., East Chicago, IN.
    2. May 24, 2005, 5:45-7:45 p.m., Gary, IN.

ADDRESSES: The meeting locations are:
    1. East Chicago, IN--East Chicago City Hall, 4525 Indianapolis 
Boulevard, East Chicago, IN 46312.
    2. Gary, IN--Gary Public Library, Main Branch, 220 West Fifth 
Avenue, Gary, IN 46402.
    Submit written comments to Mr. Keith Ryder, U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, Suite 600, 111 North Canal Street; Chicago, IL 60606-7206.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Keith Ryder, (312) 846-5587.

Gary E. Johnston,
Colonel, U.S. Army, District Engineer.
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