Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments, 43866-43867 [05-15049]

Download as PDF 43866 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 145 / Friday, July 29, 2005 / Notices The EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID number OAR– 2005–0084, which is available for public viewing at the Air and Radiation Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the Air and Radiation Docket is (202) 566–1742. An electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA Dockets (EDOCKET) at http://www.epa.gov/ edocket. Use EDOCKET to obtain a copy of the draft collection of information, submit or view public comments, access the index listing the contents of the public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ then key in the docket ID number identified above. Any comments related to this ICR should be submitted to EPA within 60 days of this notice. The EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or on paper, will be made available for public viewing in EDOCKET as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, confidential business information (CBI), or other information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. When EPA identifies a comment containing copyrighted information, EPA will provide a reference to that material in the version of the comment that is placed in EDOCKET. The entire printed comment, including the copyrighted material, will be available in the public docket. Although identified as an item in the official docket, information claimed as CBI, or whose disclosure is otherwise restricted by statute, is not included in the official public docket, and will not be available for public viewing in EDOCKET. For further information about the electronic docket, see EPA’s Federal Register notice at 67 FR 38102 (May 31, 2002), or go to http://www.epa.gov./edocket. Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are establishments primarily engaged in all types of electroplating, electroless plating, metal spraying, anodizing, coloring, and finishing of metals and formed products for the trade. Also potentially affected by this action are establishments which perform these types of activities, on their own account, on purchased metals or formed SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate jul<14>2003 17:05 Jul 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 products. The standard industrial classification (SIC) code for this industry is primarily 3471, Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing, and Coloring; the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 332813, Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing, and Coloring. Title: Information Request for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) from Plating and Polishing Operations. Abstract: The proposed ICR will collect information and data from 930 existing plating and polishing facilities. Facilities will be requested to complete a simple paper questionnaire on general facility information (location, description, processes, electroplating finishes applied, technical contact), hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions and permit data, permit conditions, emission tests data, processes and equipment, HAP-containing material data, local ventilation system information, and HAP emission control/ reduction measures. The questionnaire may be completed from readily available information; no additional emission testing or monitoring will be required. The EPA will use the collected information and data to evaluate the need for area source NESHAP required under section 112(k) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the Plating and Polishing Area Source Category. If the area source NESHAP are developed, the collected information will be used to evaluate the types of provisions needed to limit HAP emissions from plating and polishing operations and to estimate the impacts of regulatory options. This collection of information is mandatory under section 114 of the CAA (42 U.S.C 7414). All information submitted to EPA pursuant to this ICR for which a claim of confidentiality is made is safeguarded according to Agency policies in 40 CFR part 2, subpart B. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in 40 CFR are listed in 40 CFR part 9. The EPA would like to solicit comments to: (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proposed collection of information, including the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Burden Statement: The projected cost and hour burden for this one-time collection is $720,000 and 11,400 hours. This burden is based on an estimated 930 likely respondents and an average annual respondent burden of 12 hours at a cost of $770 per facility. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Dated: July 20, 2005. Sally L. Shaver, Director, Emission Standards Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. [FR Doc. 05–15057 Filed 7–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–6665–8] 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 E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 145 / Friday, July 29, 2005 / Notices in the Federal Register dated April 1, 2005 (70 FR 16815). Draft EISs EIS No. 20050192, ERP No. D–AFS– K65283–CA, Empire Vegetation Management Project, Reducing Fire Hazards, Harvesting of Trees Using Group-Selection (GS) and Individual Trees Selection (ITS) Methods, Mt. Hough Ranger District, Plumas National Forest, Plumas County, CA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about cumulative impacts to air and water quality as a result of prescribed fire, mechanical harvesting, and road construction, and requested the final EIS include additional information on monitoring and maintenance of the desired conditions. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20050206, ERP No. D–SFW– E65074–NC, Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge, Comprehensive Conservation Plan, To Determine and Evaluate a Range of Reasonable Management Alternatives, Bertie County, NC. Summary: EPA supports the agency’s Preferred Alternative 3, which maximizes wildlife-dependent uses of Refuge resources. Rating LO. EIS No. 20050210, ERP No. D–AFS– J65443–CO, Rock Creek Integrated Management Project, Propose Treatment to Address Mountain Beetle Epidemics, and to Reduce Wildfires within the Rock Creek Analysis Area, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, Glenwood Springs Resource Area, Routt and Grand Counties, CO. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about on the potential for adverse impacts to impaired streams and already significantly impacted watersheds, and requested that the final EIS include a more definitive estimation of water quality impacts and specific mitigation for measures for watershed impacts. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20050211, ERP No. D–SFW– H65024–IA, Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan, To Recover and Conserve the Northern Monkshood and Iowa Pleistocene Snail, IA. Summary: EPA has no objections to the proposed project. Rating LO. EIS No. 20050213, ERP No. D–FHW– F40432–MN, Trunk Highway 23 Improvements Project, From 0.25 VerDate jul<14>2003 17:05 Jul 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 Miles West of CSAH 6 in Kandiyohi County to 0.3 Miles Southwest of CSAH 123 Stearns County, City of Paynesville, Kandiyohi and Stearns Counties, MN. Summary: EPA has environmental concerns about the proposed project’s impacts to water quality and the drinking water supply, aquatic resources, wildlife habitat, wetlands, and sensitive noise receptors. Rating EC2. Final EISs EIS No. 20050140, ERP No. F–FHW– K40250–NV, Boulder City/US 93 Corridor Transportation Improvements, Study Limits are between a western boundary on U.S. 95 in the City of Henderson and an eastern boundary on U.S. 93 west of downtown Boulder City, NPDES and U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permits Issuance and Right-of-Way Grant, Clark County, NV. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about the proposed project’s impacts to water, biological resources, and air quality, as well as invasive species issues. EIS No. 20050155, ERP No. F–AFS– L65114–00, Plentybob Ecosystem Restoration Project, Restoration Activities Include: Prescribed Fire, Timber Harvest, Road Obliteration, Hardwood Planting and Noxious Weed Treatment, Implementation, Walla Walla Ranger District, Umatilla National Forest, Umatilla County, OR. Summary: The Final EIS addressed EPA’s request for additional information on air quality impacts from smoke. EPA has no objections to the proposed project. EIS No. 20050237, ERP No. F–NOA– K91012–00, Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries Conservation and Management Plan, Implementation, US Economic Zone (EEZ) around the State of Hawaii, Territories of Samoa and Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana and various Islands and Atolls known as the U.S. Pacific remove Island areas, HI, GU and AS. Summary: EPA continues to have concerns about potential impacts to the Hawaiian monk seal because the project no longer incorporate voluntary mitigation measures into the Fishery Management Plan or codified in regulations. EIS No. 20050255, ERP No. F–BLM– A65175–00, Programmatic—Wind Energy Development Program, To Address Stewardship, Conservation and Resource Use on BLM- PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43867 Administered Lands, Right-of-Way Grants, Western United States. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. EIS No. 20050271, ERP No. F–AFS– J65021–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. Summary: EPA has no objections to the proposed action and supports the integrated weed management program, emphasizing the need for adequate mitigation measures and monitoring to protect surface and ground waters and public health. Dated: July 26, 2005. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 05–15049 Filed 7–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–6665–7] Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–7167 or http://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements Filed 07/18/2005 through 07/22/2005 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. EIS No. 20050301, Draft EIS, FAA, 00, Programmatic—Horizontal Launch and Reentry of Reentry Vehicles, Facilitate the Issuance of Licenses in United States, Comment Period Ends: 09/12/2005, Contact: Stacey M. Zee 202–267–9305. EIS No. 20050302, Fourth Final Supplement, IBW, CA, South Bay International Wastewater Treatment Plan (SBIWTP), To Address Treatment Alternatives from Tijuana, Mexico that cross into United States/ Mexico Border in San Diego County, CA, Wait Period Ends: 08/29/2005, Contact: Daniel Borunda 915–832– 4701. EIS No. 20050303, Final EIS, EPA, CA, LA–3 Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site off Newport Bay, Proposed Site Designation, Orange County, CA, Wait Period Ends: 08/29/ 2005, Contact: Larry Smith 213–452– 3846. EIS No. 20050304, Final EIS, AFS, ID, Red Pines Project, Implementation of Fuel Reduction Activities and E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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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

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in the Federal Register dated April 1, 2005 (70 FR 16815).

Draft EISs

EIS No. 20050192, ERP No. D-AFS-K65283-CA, Empire Vegetation Management 
Project, Reducing Fire Hazards, Harvesting of Trees Using Group-
Selection (GS) and Individual Trees Selection (ITS) Methods, Mt. Hough 
Ranger District, Plumas National Forest, Plumas County, CA.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about cumulative 
impacts to air and water quality as a result of prescribed fire, 
mechanical harvesting, and road construction, and requested the final 
EIS include additional information on monitoring and maintenance of the 
desired conditions.
    Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20050206, ERP No. D-SFW-E65074-NC, Roanoke River National 
Wildlife Refuge, Comprehensive Conservation Plan, To Determine and 
Evaluate a Range of Reasonable Management Alternatives, Bertie County, 
NC.

    Summary: EPA supports the agency's Preferred Alternative 3, which 
maximizes wildlife-dependent uses of Refuge resources.
    Rating LO.

EIS No. 20050210, ERP No. D-AFS-J65443-CO, Rock Creek Integrated 
Management Project, Propose Treatment to Address Mountain Beetle 
Epidemics, and to Reduce Wildfires within the Rock Creek Analysis Area, 
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National 
Grassland, Glenwood Springs Resource Area, Routt and Grand Counties, 
CO.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about on the 
potential for adverse impacts to impaired streams and already 
significantly impacted watersheds, and requested that the final EIS 
include a more definitive estimation of water quality impacts and 
specific mitigation for measures for watershed impacts.
    Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20050211, ERP No. D-SFW-H65024-IA, Driftless Area National 
Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan, To Recover and 
Conserve the Northern Monkshood and Iowa Pleistocene Snail, IA.

    Summary: EPA has no objections to the proposed project.
    Rating LO.

EIS No. 20050213, ERP No. D-FHW-F40432-MN, Trunk Highway 23 
Improvements Project, From 0.25 Miles West of CSAH 6 in Kandiyohi 
County to 0.3 Miles Southwest of CSAH 123 Stearns County, City of 
Paynesville, Kandiyohi and Stearns Counties, MN.
    Summary: EPA has environmental concerns about the proposed 
project's impacts to water quality and the drinking water supply, 
aquatic resources, wildlife habitat, wetlands, and sensitive noise 
receptors.
    Rating EC2.

Final EISs

EIS No. 20050140, ERP No. F-FHW-K40250-NV, Boulder City/US 93 Corridor 
Transportation Improvements, Study Limits are between a western 
boundary on U.S. 95 in the City of Henderson and an eastern boundary on 
U.S. 93 west of downtown Boulder City, NPDES and U.S. Army COE Section 
404 Permits Issuance and Right-of-Way Grant, Clark County, NV.
    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about the 
proposed project's impacts to water, biological resources, and air 
quality, as well as invasive species issues.

EIS No. 20050155, ERP No. F-AFS-L65114-00, Plentybob Ecosystem 
Restoration Project, Restoration Activities Include: Prescribed Fire, 
Timber Harvest, Road Obliteration, Hardwood Planting and Noxious Weed 
Treatment, Implementation, Walla Walla Ranger District, Umatilla 
National Forest, Umatilla County, OR.
    Summary: The Final EIS addressed EPA's request for additional 
information on air quality impacts from smoke. EPA has no objections to 
the proposed project.

EIS No. 20050237, ERP No. F-NOA-K91012-00, Bottomfish and Seamount 
Groundfish Fisheries Conservation and Management Plan, Implementation, 
US Economic Zone (EEZ) around the State of Hawaii, Territories of Samoa 
and Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana and various Islands and 
Atolls known as the U.S. Pacific remove Island areas, HI, GU and AS.
    Summary: EPA continues to have concerns about potential impacts to 
the Hawaiian monk seal because the project no longer incorporate 
voluntary mitigation measures into the Fishery Management Plan or 
codified in regulations.

EIS No. 20050255, ERP No. F-BLM-A65175-00, Programmatic--Wind Energy 
Development Program, To Address Stewardship, Conservation and Resource 
Use on BLM-Administered Lands, Right-of-Way Grants, Western United 
States.
    Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency.

EIS No. 20050271, ERP No. F-AFS-J65021-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.
    Summary: EPA has no objections to the proposed action and supports 
the integrated weed management program, emphasizing the need for 
adequate mitigation measures and monitoring to protect surface and 
ground waters and public health.

    Dated: July 26, 2005.
Robert W. Hargrove,
Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities.
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