Safety Modifications for Folsom Dam and Appurtenant Structures (Folsom Safety of Dams Project)- Sacramento, El Dorado, and Placer Counties, CA, 58469-58470 [05-20051]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 193 / Thursday, October 6, 2005 / Notices Dated: September 19, 2005. Edwin L. Roberson, District Manager, Las Cruces. [FR Doc. 05–20086 Filed 10–5–05; 8:45 am] Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Reclamation AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice of Filing of Plat of Survey; Wisconsin. ACTION: [WO–300–1330–EO] Notice of a 120-Day Public Comment Period To Affirm the Policy for the Standards To Establish the Potash Enclave as Used To Administer the Secretarial Order of 1986 Entitled ‘‘Oil and Gas and Potash Leasing and Development Within the Designated Potash Area of Eddy and Lea Counties, New Mexico’’ Bureau of Land Management, Interior. 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[FR Doc. 05–20087 Filed 10–5–05; 8:45 am] The plat of survey represents the dependent resurvey of the Fourth Standard Parallel North in Range 6 West, a portion of the Fourth Standard Parallel North in Range 7 West, a portion of the south and west boundaries, a portion of the subdivisional lines; and the subdivision of certain sections, the reestablishment of a portion of the record meander line and a survey of a portion of the present shore line of James Lake, and the apportionment of the shore line frontage to the original lots 2 and 3 in section 20, Township 40 North, Range 6 West, Fourth Principal Meridian, Wisconsin, and was accepted September 29, 2005. We will place a copy of the plat we described in the open files. It will be available to the public as a matter of information. If BLM receives a protest against this survey, as shown on the plat, prior to the date of the official filing, we will stay the filing pending our consideration of the protest. 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[FR Doc. 05–20052 Filed 10–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P Safety Modifications for Folsom Dam and Appurtenant Structures (Folsom Safety of Dams Project)— Sacramento, El Dorado, and Placer Counties, CA SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) intends to prepare an EIS for the implementation of the safety modifications for Folsom Dam and Appurtenant Structures (Folsom Safety of Dams Project). Reclamation seeks to improve public safety by modifying Folsom Facilities and its appurtenant structures (Folsom Facilities) to mitigate issues identified in previous and ongoing safety evaluations. Studies are being conducted by Reclamation to identify alternatives (modifications) to address these conditions. Engineering, Economic, and Environmental studies are being conducted to help determine reasonable design alternatives. Information gathered from the EIS process will be used in conjunction with engineering and economic principles to determine preferred alternatives. DATES: Reclamation will seek public input on alternatives, concerns, and issues to be addressed in the EIS through scoping meetings on Tuesday, November 1 and Thursday, November 3, 2005, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Folsom, California. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice. 58469 PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The public scoping meetings will be held at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma Street in Folsom, California 95630. Send written comments on the scope of alternatives and impacts to be considered to Mr. Shawn Oliver at the address below, no later than 2 weeks after the second scheduled public scoping meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Shawn Oliver, Bureau of Reclamation, 7794 Folsom Dam Road, Folsom, California 95630; telephone number (916) 989–7256; e-mail soliver@mp.usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Reclamation seeks to mitigate potential safety issues identified in previous and ongoing studies for the Folsom Dam complex, including Main Folsom Dam, E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1 58470 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 193 / Thursday, October 6, 2005 / Notices the two wing dams, Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam, and the eight dikes. Retrofitting and increasing the flood control capacity of the Folsom Dam and its appurtenant structures are currently being studied. Locating and extracting adequate borrow materials for embankment modifications will be a major component of the project. Reclamation has determined that an EIS is warranted to examine the potential impacts for implementation of the Folsom CAS Project on the natural and human environment. Potential Modification Alternatives to the Folsom Dam and appurtenant structures are being identified to reduce risks associated with: 1. Major Flood Events 2. Earthquakes 3. Seepage and Piping through Embankments Folsom Dam and Embankment Hydrologic Alternatives include, but are not limited to: 1. Embankment Raise Options 2. Auxiliary Spillway on the Left Abutment Options Folsom Dam and Embankment Seismic and Static Alternatives include, but are not limited to: 1. Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam Seismic Alternatives 2. Concrete Dam Seismic Options 3. Folsom Dam and Embankment Static Alternatives If special assistance is required at the scoping meetings, please contact Mr. Shawn Oliver, Bureau of Reclamation, at (916) 989–7256. Please notify Mr. Oliver as far in advance of the meetings as possible to enable Reclamation to secure the needed services. If a request cannot be honored, the requestor will be notified. Reclamation’s policy is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their name and/or home address from public disclosure, which Reclamation will honor to the extent allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. Reclamation will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public disclosure in their entirety. Dated: August 25, 2005. Michael Nepstad, Deputy Regional Environmental Officer, MidPacific Region. [FR Doc. 05–20051 Filed 10–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MW–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:52 Oct 05, 2005 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act Notice is hereby given that on September 19, 2005, a proposed Consent Decree (‘‘Consent Decree’’) in United States v. Eliskim, Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 1:05CV2196 was lodged with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division. In this action, the United States, on behalf of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’), sought to recover response costs from Eliskim, Inc. (‘‘Eliskim’’) and the City of Geneva, Ohio (‘‘City’’) pursuant to Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 107. The response costs were incurred in response to releases and threatened releases of hazardous substances from the True Temper Sports Superfund Site located in the City of Geneva, Ohio (the ‘‘Site’’). The Consent Decree would require Eliskim and the City to pay respectively $56,500 and $12,500 toward the response costs incurred by EPA, which are presently estimated to be $118,000. The Consent Decree would resolve Eliskim’s liability for: (1) Past response costs at the Site; and (2) costs, penalties, and fees pursuant to an Administrative Order by Consent at the Site. To the extent provided by the Consent Decree, certain specified benefits of the settlement would also extend to Eliskim’s parent corporation, American Household, Inc. Finally, the Consent Decree would grant the City a de minimis covenant not to sue pursuant to Section 122(g) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(g). The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to United States v. Eliskim, Inc., et al., No. 1:05CV2196 (N.D. Ohio), D.J. Ref. 90– 11–2–1310/1. The Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, 801 West Superior Avenue, Suite 400, Cleveland, Ohio 44113–1852, and at U.S. EPA Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, 14th Floor, Chicago, Illinois. During the public comment PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 period, the Consent Decree may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/open.html. A copy of the Consent Decree may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611 or by faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood (tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514–0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514–1547. In requesting a copy from the Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $17.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury. William D. Brighton, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 05–20041 Filed 10–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–M DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Amended Notice of Lodging of Settlement Agreement Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act In accordance with 28 CFR 50.7 and 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given that on September 13, 2005, a Settlement Agreement was lodged with the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico in United States v. Tropical Fruit, S.E., et al., Civil Action No. 97–1442–DRD. On October 25, 2001, the Court entered a Consent Decree between the United States, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’), and Defendants pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (‘‘FIFRA’’), 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq., and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq., with respect to a Farm located in Rural Zone Boca, Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. The Consent Decree required Defendants to pay $35,000 in penalties and CERCLA response costs and to comply with extensive injunctive relief measures, including the creation of a no-spray buffer zone on the northern and a portion of the western perimeter of the Farm which will vary in width up to 173 feet. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Safety Modifications for Folsom Dam and Appurtenant Structures 
(Folsom Safety of Dams Project)-- Sacramento, El Dorado, and Placer 
Counties, CA

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS) and notice of public scoping meetings.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) 
intends to prepare an EIS for the implementation of the safety 
modifications for Folsom Dam and Appurtenant Structures (Folsom Safety 
of Dams Project). Reclamation seeks to improve public safety by 
modifying Folsom Facilities and its appurtenant structures (Folsom 
Facilities) to mitigate issues identified in previous and ongoing 
safety evaluations. Studies are being conducted by Reclamation to 
identify alternatives (modifications) to address these conditions.
    Engineering, Economic, and Environmental studies are being 
conducted to help determine reasonable design alternatives. Information 
gathered from the EIS process will be used in conjunction with 
engineering and economic principles to determine preferred 
alternatives.

DATES: Reclamation will seek public input on alternatives, concerns, 
and issues to be addressed in the EIS through scoping meetings on 
Tuesday, November 1 and Thursday, November 3, 2005, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. 
in Folsom, California.

ADDRESSES: The public scoping meetings will be held at the Folsom 
Community Center, 52 Natoma Street in Folsom, California 95630.
    Send written comments on the scope of alternatives and impacts to 
be considered to Mr. Shawn Oliver at the address below, no later than 2 
weeks after the second scheduled public scoping meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Shawn Oliver, Bureau of 
Reclamation, 7794 Folsom Dam Road, Folsom, California 95630; telephone 
number (916) 989-7256; e-mail soliver@mp.usbr.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Reclamation seeks to mitigate potential 
safety issues identified in previous and ongoing studies for the Folsom 
Dam complex, including Main Folsom Dam,

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the two wing dams, Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam, and the eight dikes. 
Retrofitting and increasing the flood control capacity of the Folsom 
Dam and its appurtenant structures are currently being studied. 
Locating and extracting adequate borrow materials for embankment 
modifications will be a major component of the project. Reclamation has 
determined that an EIS is warranted to examine the potential impacts 
for implementation of the Folsom CAS Project on the natural and human 
environment.
    Potential Modification Alternatives to the Folsom Dam and 
appurtenant structures are being identified to reduce risks associated 
with:
    1. Major Flood Events
    2. Earthquakes
    3. Seepage and Piping through Embankments
    Folsom Dam and Embankment Hydrologic Alternatives include, but are 
not limited to:
    1. Embankment Raise Options
    2. Auxiliary Spillway on the Left Abutment Options
    Folsom Dam and Embankment Seismic and Static Alternatives include, 
but are not limited to:
    1. Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam Seismic Alternatives
    2. Concrete Dam Seismic Options
    3. Folsom Dam and Embankment Static Alternatives
    If special assistance is required at the scoping meetings, please 
contact Mr. Shawn Oliver, Bureau of Reclamation, at (916) 989-7256. 
Please notify Mr. Oliver as far in advance of the meetings as possible 
to enable Reclamation to secure the needed services. If a request 
cannot be honored, the requestor will be notified.
    Reclamation's policy is to make comments, including names and home 
addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual 
respondents may request that we withhold their name and/or home address 
from public disclosure, which Reclamation will honor to the extent 
allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, 
you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. 
Reclamation will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, 
and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or 
officials of organizations or businesses, available for public 
disclosure in their entirety.

    Dated: August 25, 2005.
Michael Nepstad,
Deputy Regional Environmental Officer, Mid-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 05-20051 Filed 10-5-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-MW-P