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Download as PDF 38132 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 126 / Friday, July 1, 2005 / Notices Severity and Resistance to Control, Amador Ranger District, Eldorado National Forest, Amado County, CA,Wait Period Ends: 08/01/2005, Contact: Patricia Ferrell 530–642– 5146. EIS No. 20050264, Draft EIS, NPS, ID, Minidoka Internment National Monument (Former Minidoka Relocation Center) , General Management Plan, Implementation, Jerome County, ID, Comment Period Ends: 09/19/2005, Contact: Neil King 208–837–4793. EIS No. 20050265, Final EIS, NPS, AZ, Chiricahua National Monument Fire Management Plan (FMP), Implementation, AZ, Wait Period Ends: 08/01/2005, Contact: Alan Whalon 520–824–3560. EIS No. 20050266, Draft EIS, DOE, 00, Proposed Consolidation of Nuclear Operations Related to Production of radioisotope Power Systems, Located or Planned Sites: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tennessee; Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), New Mexico; and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho, TN, NM, ID, Comment Period Ends: 08/29/2005, Contact: Timothy A. Frazier 301–903– 9420. EIS No. 20050267, Final EIS, NRC, NM, National Enrichment Facility (NEF), To Construct, Operate, and Decommission a Gas Centrifuge Uranium Enrichment Facility, License Application, NUREG–1790, near Eunice, Lea County, NM, Wait Period Ends: 08/01/2005, Contact: Melanie Wong 301–415–6262. EIS No. 20050268, Draft EIS, NOA, 00, Programmatic—Codified Regulations at 50 CFR 300 Subparts A and G Implementing Conservation and Management Measures Adopted by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, Comment Period Ends: 08/15/2005, Contact: Robert B. Gorrell 301–713– 1193. EIS No. 20050269, Final EIS, AFS, CA, Freds Fire Restoration Project, To Reduce Long-Term Fuel Loading for the Purpose of Reducing Future Fire Severity and Resistance to Control, Eldorado National Forest, El Dorado County, CA, Wait Period Ends: 08/01/ 2005, Contact: Laura Hierholzer 530– 647–53892. EIS No. 20050270, Final EIS, NRC, AL, Generic—License Renewal of Nuclear Plants for Browns Ferry, Unit 1, 2 and 33 (TAC Nos. MC7168, MC1769, and MC1770), Supplement 21 to NUREG– 1437, Implementation, Athens, AL, Wait Period Ends: 08/01/2005, Contact: Dr. Michael Masnik 301– 415–1191. VerDate jul<14>2003 18:11 Jun 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 EIS No. 20050271, Final EIS, AFS, MT, Gallatin National Forest Noxious and Invasive Weed Control Project, To Prevent and Reduce Loss of Native Plant, Bozeman, Carbon, Madison, Gallatin, Meagher, Park, and Sweet Grass Counties, MT, Wait Period Ends: 08/01/2005, Contact: Susan LaMont 406–823–6976. EIS No. 20050272, Final EIS, NRS, OR, Williamson River Delta Restoration Project, To Restore and Maintain the Ecological Functions of the Delta, Williamson River, Klamath County, OR, Wait Period Ends: 08/01/2005, Contact: Kevin Conroy 541–883–6924, Ext 115. EIS No. 20050273, Final EIS, AFS, ID, Porcupine East, 9 Allotment Grazing Analysis Project, Authorizing Livestock Grazing, Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Dubois Ranger District, Cenntenial Mountains, Clark County, ID, Wait Period Ends: 08/01/ 2005, Contact: Shane Q. Jacobson 208–374–5422. Dated: June 28, 2005. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 05–13044 Filed 6–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–6664–9] Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental Review Process (ERP), under section 309 of the Clean Air Act and Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act, as amended. Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at 202–564–7167. An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental impact statements (EISs) was published in the Federal Register dated April 1, 2005 (70 FR 16815). Draft EISs EIS No. 20050005, ERP No. D–BLM– J65436–UT, Vernal Field Office Resource Management Plan, To Revise and Integrate the Book Cliff and Diamond Mountain Resource Management Plan, Daggett, Duchesne, Uintah and Grand Counties, UT. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential adverse impacts to air quality, and PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 recommended that a revised cumulative air quality analysis, including other reasonably foreseeable projects, especially on Uintah and Ouray Reservations be completed. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20050044, ERP No. D–BLM– J02047–WY, Jonah Infill Drilling Project, Propose to Expand Development of Natural Gas Drilling, Sublette County, WY. Summary: EPA expressed concerns because decreased well spacing will result in significant impacts to: vegetation from removal or compaction; surface water quality from soil erosion; wildlife from habitat destruction; and fragmentation without providing specific approaches to maintain ecosystem viability. In addition, there is a potential for wetlands impacts from surface activities located in playas. EPA recommends phased development based on geographic considerations and potential impacts and identification of mitigation for significant impacts. However, EPA’s rating of the proposed action/EIS had been deferred until it has the opportunity to review supplemental air quality information that BLM has committed to develop and solicit comment on in advance of the release of the Final EIS. EIS No. 20050059, ERP No. D–NPS– D40329–VA, Manassas National Battlefield Park Bypass Study, From U.S.–29 East of Park Boundary and VA–234 South of Park Boundary to U.S. 29 West of Park Boundary and VA–234 North of Park Boundary, US Army COE Section 404 Permit, Prince William and Fairfax Counties, VA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential impacts to, wetlands, streams, riparian areas, resource protection areas and Section 4(f) protected parkland. EPA requested that the Final EIS address cumulative impacts to aquatic and historic resources. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20050144, ERP No. D–FHW– F40430–IN, US–31 Kokomo Corridor Project, Transportation Improvement between IN–26 and U.S. 35 Northern Junction, City of Kokomo and Center Township, Howard and Tipton Counties, IN. Summary: EPA has environmental concerns due to potential adverse impacts to wetlands, streams/water quality, drinking water supplies, upland forest and wildlife habitat. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20050149, ERP No. D–FHW– F40432–WI, U.S. 41 Highway Corridor Project, Transportation Improvement between the Cities of Oconto and Peshtigo, Funding, Marinette and Oconto Counties, WI. E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 126 / Friday, July 1, 2005 / Notices Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns related to rifflepool structures, wetland functional assessment, and compensatory wetland mitigation. EPA requested the final EIS include additional information on these issues. Rating EC2. Final EISs EIS No. 20050083, ERP No. F–NPS– D65030–VA, Petersburg National Battlefield General Management Plan, Implementation, Petersburg, VA. Summary: EPA does not object to the Preferred Alternative (D) which increases protections for water quality and natural resources and proposes to expand the park boundary by 7,238 acres. EIS No. 20050193, ERP No. F–BIA– K65270–NV, Weber Dam Repair and Modification Project, Propose to Repair and Modify Dam, Walker River Paiute Tribe, Right-of-Way Grant and U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit, Walker River Valley, Lyon and Mineral Counties, NV. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. EIS No. 20050230, ERP No. F–FRC– G03026–00, Golden Pass Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Import Terminal and Natural Gas Pipeline Facilities, Construction and Operation, Jefferson, Orange, Newton Counties, TX and Calcasieu Parish, LA. Summary: EPA has no objection to the proposed action. EIS No. 20050124, ERP No. FS–GSA– D81027–MD, U.S. Food and Administration (FDA) Consolidation, Updated and New Information, Constructing a New Eastern Access Road and over Paint Branch, Construct Additional Facilities to Support Expand Program, Relocating the Day Care Center, Federal Research Center at White Oak, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, MD. Summary: EPA has no objection to the proposed action. Dated: June 28, 2005. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 05–13045 Filed 6–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate jul<14>2003 18:11 Jun 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–7931–6] Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) Notice of Meeting/Request for Nominations for 2005 Clean Air Excellence Awards Program Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of meeting, and request for nominations for Clean Air Excellence Awards. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463), notice is hereby given that the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee will hold its next open meeting on Friday, July 28, 2005. On July 28 the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Double Tree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. The Subcommittee meetings will be held on July 27, 2005 at 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. at the same location as the full Committee. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. The Mobile Source Technical Review subcommittee will not meet at this time. The agenda for the full committee meeting will be posted on the CAAAC Web site: http://www.epa.gov/oar/ caaac/. It is open to the public. EPA established the Clean Air Excellence Awards Program in February, 2000. This is an annual awards program to recognize outstanding and innovative efforts that support progress in achieving clean air. This notice announces the competition for the Year 2005 program. DATES: Clean Air Act Advisory Committee will hold its next open meeting on Friday, July 28, 2005, from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Subcommittees will meet on Thursday, July 27, 2005 at the same location. All submission of entries for the Clean Air Excellence Awards program must be postmarked by August 31, 2005. ADDRESSES: CAAAC and its subcommittee meetings will be held at at the Double Tree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Clean Air excellence Awards submissions should be sent to Clean Air Excellence Awards, Attn Mr. Pat Childers, U.S. EPA, Office of Air and Radiation (6102A), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Concerning the CAAAC, please contact Pat Childers, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. EPA (202) 564–1082, FAX (202) 564–1352 or by mail at U.S. EPA, Office of Air and Radiation (Mail PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38133 code 6102 A), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. For information on the Subcommittee meetings, please contact the following individuals: (1) Permits/NSR/Toxics Integration—Debbie Stackhouse, 919– 541–5354; (2) Air Quality Management—Jeff Whitlow, 919–541– 5523; and (3) Economic Incentives and Regulatory Innovations—Carey Fitzmaurice, 202–564–1667. Additional Information on these meetings, CAAAC and its Subcommittees can be found on the CAAAC Web site: http:// www.epa.gov/oar/caaac/. Concerning the Clean Air Excellence Awards program please use the CAAAC Web site and click on awards program and click on awards program or contact Mr. Pat Childers, U.S. EPA at 202–564– 1082 or 202–564–1352 (Fax), mailing address: Office of Air and Radiation (6102A), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Mr. Pat Childers at (202) 564–1082 or childers.pat@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Mr. Childers, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Awards Program Notice: Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 7403(a)(1) and (2) and sections 103(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), notice is hereby given that the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) announces the opening of competition for the Year 2005 ‘‘Clean Air Excellence Awards Program’’ (CAEAP). The intent of the program is to recognize and honor outstanding, innovative efforts that help to make progress in achieving cleaner air. The CAEAP is open to both public and private entities. Entries are limited to the United States. There are six award categories: (1) Clean Air Technology; (2) Community Development/Redevelopment; (3) Education/Outreach; (4) Regulatory/Policy Innovations; (5) Transportation Efficiency Innovations; and (6) Outstanding Individual Achievement Award. Awards are given on an annual basis and are for recognition only. Entry Requirements: All applicants are asked to submit their entry on a CAEAP entry form, contained in the CAEAP Entry Package, which may be obtained from the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) Web site at http://www.epa.gov/oar/caaac by clicking on Awards Program or by contacting Mr. Pat Childers, U.S. EPA at 202–564–1082 or 202–564–1352 (Fax), E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 126 (Friday, July 1, 2005)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[ER-FRL-6664-9]


Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of 
EPA Comments

    Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental 
Review Process (ERP), under section 309 of the Clean Air Act and 
Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act, as amended. 
Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of 
Federal Activities at 202-564-7167.
    An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental 
impact statements (EISs) was published in the Federal Register dated 
April 1, 2005 (70 FR 16815).

Draft EISs

EIS No. 20050005, ERP No. D-BLM-J65436-UT, Vernal Field Office Resource 
Management Plan, To Revise and Integrate the Book Cliff and Diamond 
Mountain Resource Management Plan, Daggett, Duchesne, Uintah and Grand 
Counties, UT.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential 
adverse impacts to air quality, and recommended that a revised 
cumulative air quality analysis, including other reasonably foreseeable 
projects, especially on Uintah and Ouray Reservations be completed. 
Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20050044, ERP No. D-BLM-J02047-WY, Jonah Infill Drilling 
Project, Propose to Expand Development of Natural Gas Drilling, 
Sublette County, WY.
    Summary: EPA expressed concerns because decreased well spacing will 
result in significant impacts to: vegetation from removal or 
compaction; surface water quality from soil erosion; wildlife from 
habitat destruction; and fragmentation without providing specific 
approaches to maintain ecosystem viability. In addition, there is a 
potential for wetlands impacts from surface activities located in 
playas. EPA recommends phased development based on geographic 
considerations and potential impacts and identification of mitigation 
for significant impacts. However, EPA's rating of the proposed action/
EIS had been deferred until it has the opportunity to review 
supplemental air quality information that BLM has committed to develop 
and solicit comment on in advance of the release of the Final EIS.

EIS No. 20050059, ERP No. D-NPS-D40329-VA, Manassas National 
Battlefield Park Bypass Study, From U.S.-29 East of Park Boundary and 
VA-234 South of Park Boundary to U.S. 29 West of Park Boundary and VA-
234 North of Park Boundary, US Army COE Section 404 Permit, Prince 
William and Fairfax Counties, VA.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential 
impacts to, wetlands, streams, riparian areas, resource protection 
areas and Section 4(f) protected parkland. EPA requested that the Final 
EIS address cumulative impacts to aquatic and historic resources. 
Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20050144, ERP No. D-FHW-F40430-IN, US-31 Kokomo Corridor 
Project, Transportation Improvement between IN-26 and U.S. 35 Northern 
Junction, City of Kokomo and Center Township, Howard and Tipton 
Counties, IN.
    Summary: EPA has environmental concerns due to potential adverse 
impacts to wetlands, streams/water quality, drinking water supplies, 
upland forest and wildlife habitat. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20050149, ERP No. D-FHW-F40432-WI, U.S. 41 Highway Corridor 
Project, Transportation Improvement between the Cities of Oconto and 
Peshtigo, Funding, Marinette and Oconto Counties, WI.

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    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns related to riffle-
pool structures, wetland functional assessment, and compensatory 
wetland mitigation. EPA requested the final EIS include additional 
information on these issues. Rating EC2.

Final EISs

EIS No. 20050083, ERP No. F-NPS-D65030-VA, Petersburg National 
Battlefield General Management Plan, Implementation, Petersburg, VA.
    Summary: EPA does not object to the Preferred Alternative (D) which 
increases protections for water quality and natural resources and 
proposes to expand the park boundary by 7,238 acres.
EIS No. 20050193, ERP No. F-BIA-K65270-NV, Weber Dam Repair and 
Modification Project, Propose to Repair and Modify Dam, Walker River 
Paiute Tribe, Right-of-Way Grant and U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit, 
Walker River Valley, Lyon and Mineral Counties, NV.
    Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency.
EIS No. 20050230, ERP No. F-FRC-G03026-00, Golden Pass Liquefied 
Natural Gas (LNG) Import Terminal and Natural Gas Pipeline Facilities, 
Construction and Operation, Jefferson, Orange, Newton Counties, TX and 
Calcasieu Parish, LA.
    Summary: EPA has no objection to the proposed action.
EIS No. 20050124, ERP No. FS-GSA-D81027-MD, U.S. Food and 
Administration (FDA) Consolidation, Updated and New Information, 
Constructing a New Eastern Access Road and over Paint Branch, Construct 
Additional Facilities to Support Expand Program, Relocating the Day 
Care Center, Federal Research Center at White Oak, Silver Spring, 
Montgomery County, MD.
    Summary: EPA has no objection to the proposed action.

    Dated: June 28, 2005.
Robert W. Hargrove,
Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities.
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