Intent To Prepare a Draft Revised General Reevaluation Report/Second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (RGRR/SEIS) for the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park, Tamiami Trail Feature, 33884-33885 [05-11498]

Download as PDF 33884 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 111 / Friday, June 10, 2005 / Notices Dated: June 7, 2005. David Bearden, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development. [FR Doc. 05–11583 Filed 6–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–24–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ‘‘Corporation’’), has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled the Financial Status Report (FSR) form to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Ms. Margaret Rosenberry at (202) 606–5000, ext. 124. 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[FR Doc. 05–11500 Filed 6–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Intent To Prepare a Draft Revised General Reevaluation Report/Second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (RGRR/SEIS) for the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park, Tamiami Trail Feature Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intends to E:\FR\FM\10JNN1.SGM 10JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 111 / Friday, June 10, 2005 / Notices prepare a Draft Second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the Tamiami Trail feature of the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park (MWD) project in Miami-Dade County. The study is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Everglades National Park (ENP), the Florida Department of Transportation, and the South Florida Water Management District. Jon Moulding, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Planning Division, Environmental Branch, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232–0019, by e-mail, jon.moulding@usace.army.mil, or by telephone at 904–232–2286. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: a. Authorization: The MWD project in South Florida was authorized by the Everglades National Park Protection and Expansion Act of 1989. Prior to the current study, a Final GRR/SEIS on the project was coordinated with the public in December 2003. The document was withdrawn without a Record of Decision because additional information on costs and benefits required a revision of plan formulation and evaluation. b. Project Scope: The primary goal of the MWD project is to improve water deliveries to ENP from the Central and Southern Florida project. The Tamiami Trail feature involves means to convey water south under Tamiami Trail, U.S. Highway 41, into Northeast Shark River Slough of ENP. Specific Objectives include passing peak MWD flows under the highway in as natural a way as practicable without adversely affecting the roadbed and public safety. c. Preliminary Alternatives: The previously examined alternatives will be reevaluated in light of new hydrologic modeling that indicates the need for a higher design water elevation, greater construction costs resulting from increases in market costs of material, concerns for public safety, and the need to raise the profile of any portion of the road that would not be bridged. d. Issues: The RGRR/SEIS will consider impacts on health and safety, aesthetics and recreation, cultural resources, socio-economic resources, hydrology, water quality, ecosystem habitat, fish and wildlife resources, threatened and endangered species, and construction costs. e. Scoping: As the nature of the issues have not changed since the previous document was issued, no additional scoping is planned. f. Public Involvement: Public workshops may be held over the course of the study; the exact location, dates, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate jul<14>2003 17:22 Jun 09, 2005 Jkt 205001 and times will be announced in public notices and local newspapers. A Public meeting will be held after release of the Draft RGRR/SEIS; the exact location, date, and times will be announced in a public notice and local newspapers. g. Coordination: The proposed action is in accordance with the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (FWCA) of 1958 and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973. The coordinating agencies include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Everglades National Park, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Florida Department of Transportation, and the South Florida Water Management District. h. Other Environmental Review and Consultation: The proposed action would involve evaluation for compliance with guidelines pursuant to Section 404(b) of the Clean Water Act and the National Historic Preservation Act. i. Agency Role: As cooperating agency, Everglades National Park will provide extensive information and assistance on the resources to be impacted and alternatives. j. DSEIS Preparation: The integrated draft RGRR, including a DSEIS, is currently estimated for publication in August 2005. Dated: June 3, 2005. Stuart J. Appelbaum, Chief, Planning Division. [FR Doc. 05–11498 Filed 6–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–AJ–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed River Islands Project, in San Joaquin County, CA Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District (Corps), will prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Corps authorization actions for the proposed River Islands project. The overall project purpose is to construct a large-scale, mixed-use project consisting of residential development, a commercial complex, and which may include open space and recreational amenities, located in San Joaquin County or the south delta area. The DEIS will address impacts such as major changes in the PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33885 operation and maintenance of a Federal flood control project, navigation, hydrology, water quality, wetlands, endangered species, agricultural resources, transportation, cultural resources, and air quality. DATES: The projected date for public release of the DEIS is November, 2006. Two public scoping meetings will be held on June 29, 2005, to receive comments on the proposed contents of the DEIS. One meeting will be held during business hours at 1:30 p.m. and the second will be held in the evening at 7 p.m. to accommodate the schedules of participants. ADDRESSES: The scoping meetings will be held at the Lathrop Community Room, 15453 7th Street, Lathrop, CA 95330. Written comments may be mailed to Ms. Patti Johnson at, 1325 J Street, Room 1480, Sacramento, CA 95814–2922. All comments must be received on or before July 29, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action and the DEIS can be answered by Ms. Patti Johnson, telephone (916) 557– 6611, or e-mail at patti.P.Johnson@usace.army.mil. Please refer to Identification Number 199500412. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: River Islands, LLC, (applicant) has applied for Corps authorization under section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The applicant is also requesting the State of California Reclamation Board to seek permission from the Corps Chief of Engineers under 33 U.S.C. 408 to permanently alter federal flood control project levees. The project as proposed would also require Corps authorization under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act. The project may also require other Federal, State or local authorizations, including bridge permit(s) from the U.S. Coast Guard under Section 9 of the Rivers and Harbors Act. The proposed project site currently includes agricultural land, forested riparian habitat, and rip-rapped flood control levees. It is in the area known as West Lathrop, which was annexed to the City of Lathrop in 1997. Stewart Tract is an island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta bounded by the San Joaquin River on the north and east, Old River on the west, and Paradise Cut on the south. Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) tracks are located along the eastern boundary of the largest portion of the project site. Paradise Cut is used for irrigation and as a flood control bypass channel carrying flood waters from the San Joaquin River to Old River. The area adjacent to the project site is largely agricultural. However, the E:\FR\FM\10JNN1.SGM 10JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Intent To Prepare a Draft Revised General Reevaluation Report/
Second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (RGRR/SEIS) for the 
Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park, Tamiami Trail 
Feature

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

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
intends to

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prepare a Draft Second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement 
(DSEIS) for the Tamiami Trail feature of the Modified Water Deliveries 
to Everglades National Park (MWD) project in Miami-Dade County. The 
study is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 
Everglades National Park (ENP), the Florida Department of 
Transportation, and the South Florida Water Management District.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jon Moulding, U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, Planning Division, Environmental Branch, P.O. Box 4970, 
Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019, by e-mail, jon.moulding@usace.army.mil, or 
by telephone at 904-232-2286.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    a. Authorization: The MWD project in South Florida was authorized 
by the Everglades National Park Protection and Expansion Act of 1989. 
Prior to the current study, a Final GRR/SEIS on the project was 
coordinated with the public in December 2003. The document was 
withdrawn without a Record of Decision because additional information 
on costs and benefits required a revision of plan formulation and 
evaluation.
    b. Project Scope: The primary goal of the MWD project is to improve 
water deliveries to ENP from the Central and Southern Florida project. 
The Tamiami Trail feature involves means to convey water south under 
Tamiami Trail, U.S. Highway 41, into Northeast Shark River Slough of 
ENP. Specific Objectives include passing peak MWD flows under the 
highway in as natural a way as practicable without adversely affecting 
the roadbed and public safety.
    c. Preliminary Alternatives: The previously examined alternatives 
will be reevaluated in light of new hydrologic modeling that indicates 
the need for a higher design water elevation, greater construction 
costs resulting from increases in market costs of material, concerns 
for public safety, and the need to raise the profile of any portion of 
the road that would not be bridged.
    d. Issues: The RGRR/SEIS will consider impacts on health and 
safety, aesthetics and recreation, cultural resources, socio-economic 
resources, hydrology, water quality, ecosystem habitat, fish and 
wildlife resources, threatened and endangered species, and construction 
costs.
    e. Scoping: As the nature of the issues have not changed since the 
previous document was issued, no additional scoping is planned.
    f. Public Involvement: Public workshops may be held over the course 
of the study; the exact location, dates, and times will be announced in 
public notices and local newspapers. A Public meeting will be held 
after release of the Draft RGRR/SEIS; the exact location, date, and 
times will be announced in a public notice and local newspapers.
    g. Coordination: The proposed action is in accordance with the Fish 
and Wildlife Coordination Act (FWCA) of 1958 and the Endangered Species 
Act (ESA) of 1973. The coordinating agencies include the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Everglades National Park, the Florida Fish and 
Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Florida Department of 
Transportation, and the South Florida Water Management District.
    h. Other Environmental Review and Consultation: The proposed action 
would involve evaluation for compliance with guidelines pursuant to 
Section 404(b) of the Clean Water Act and the National Historic 
Preservation Act.
    i. Agency Role: As cooperating agency, Everglades National Park 
will provide extensive information and assistance on the resources to 
be impacted and alternatives.
    j. DSEIS Preparation: The integrated draft RGRR, including a DSEIS, 
is currently estimated for publication in August 2005.

    Dated: June 3, 2005.
Stuart J. Appelbaum,
Chief, Planning Division.
[FR Doc. 05-11498 Filed 6-9-05; 8:45 am]
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