Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Development of Cedar Grove Housing in Tahoe Vista, Placer County, CA, 61297-61298 [E5-5841]

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Information about USCIS forms is available online at the USCIS Forms, Fees and Fingerprints Information Center. The Forms and Fees link provides information on immigration forms and how to print them. We recommend that you obtain all of your forms by downloading (printing) them from this web site. This will ensure that you will have the most VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:13 Oct 20, 2005 Jkt 208001 up-to-date version of the form that is currently available. Richard A. Sloan, Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. [FR Doc. 05–21106 Filed 10–20–05; 8:45am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–M DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–4912–N–14] Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Development of Cedar Grove Housing in Tahoe Vista, Placer County, CA Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: HUD gives notice to the public, agencies, and Indian tribes that Placer County, CA, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Environmental Impact Report (EIR) (EIS/EIR) for development of Cedar Grove Housing located in Tahoe Vista, Placer County, CA. Placer County, acting as the lead agency, will prepare the EIS/EIR acting under its authority as the responsible entity for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 5304(g) and HUD regulations at 24 CFR 58.4, and under its authority as lead agency in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The EIS/EIR will be a joint document under NEPA, CEQA and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Code of Ordinances. The EIS will satisfy the requirements of NEPA and the TRPA Code of Ordinances. The EIR will satisfy requirements of the CEQA (Public Resources Code 21000 et seq.) and State CEQA Guidelines (14 California Code of Regulations 15000 et seq.), which require that all State and local government agencies consider the environmental consequences of projects over which they have discretionary authority before acting on those projects. The proposed action is subject to compliance with NEPA, because Federal Community Development Block Grant (i.e., CDBG) funds and possible other HUD housing program funds (discussed below) would be used for the development of affordable housing. This notice is given in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500–1508. All interested Federal, State, and local agencies, Indian tribes, groups, and the PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61297 public are invited to comment on the scope of the EIS. If you are an agency with jurisdiction by law over natural or other public resources affected by the project, Placer County needs to know what environmental information germane to your statutory responsibilities should be included in the EIS/EIR. ADDRESSES: Comments relating to the scope of the EIS are requested and will be accepted by the contact person listed below for up to 30 days following the date of publication. Any person or agency interested in receiving a notice and wishing to make comment on the draft EIS should contact the person listed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanne Auerbach, County NEPA Certifying Officer and Housing Program Coordinator, Placer County Redevelopment Agency, 11493 B Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603. Contact Phone Number: 530/889–4264, Fax Number: 530/889–6890, E-mail: mailto:jauerbac@placer.ca.gov. PUBLIC MEETING: There will be no future public scoping meetings on this EIS/ EIR, because foreseeable impacts were identified in the previous public scoping meetings. There will be additional public hearings. The dates will be posted on the Placer County Web site, http://www.placer.ca.gov/, when the Public Review Draft EIS/EIR is released. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Project Name and Description The Affordable Housing Development Corporation, Inc. (AHDC), proposes to develop approximately 12.2 acres in the Tahoe Vista area of Placer County for an affordable housing complex. The project site is located on the Kings Beach 7.5minute U.S.G.S. topographic quadrangle map, north of State Route 28 and west of National Avenue in Tahoe Vista, California. The site is currently undeveloped, forested land with dense stands of pine, fir, and cedar. Adjacent properties to the east and west have been developed for residential housing. The North Tahoe Regional Park is directly north of the project site, and the Mourelatos resort is to the south. The project would require an amendment to the Tahoe Vista Community Plan for the annexation of the land to the Tahoe Vista Community and a TRPA Plan Area Statement (PAS) Amendment for the Tahoe Estates PAS 021 Special Area 6. This is to be a combined document— EIR under the California State Environmental Quality Act, EIS under the National Environmental Policy Act E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 61298 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 203 / Friday, October 21, 2005 / Notices and HUD regulations in 24 CFR Part 58, and EIS under the TRPA Code of Ordinances. The proposed development would consist of approximately 152 rental housing units, 23 buildings, approximately 41.7 percent site coverage, and a density of 12.4 units per acre. All of the units would be affordable to families with incomes at or below 80 percent of the median income. An internal looped roadway system with separate points for both entry and exit is proposed as part of the project. National Avenue would provide the main access from State Route 28. Points of access to the complex from National Avenue that are being considered include: Grey Lane and Toyon Road, with Wildwood Road via Estates Drive being an alternative or emergency access road. A Class 1 bike trail and onsite parking are also proposed for the site. Alternatives to the Proposed Action There are five alternatives to the proposed action to be analyzed in the EIR/EIS. The alternatives are all variations of the site layout and density. Alternative sites for the project were explored early in the process and it was determined that no other more viable site was available. Alternative B, 132 Units Coverage Ratio: 38.6 percent Population: 364 (Assuming 1 person/ bedroom) Alternative C, 160 Units Dated: October 13, 2005. Pamela H. Patenaude, Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. [FR Doc. E5–5841 Filed 10–20–05; 8:45 am] Coverage Ratio: 44.0 percent Population: 452 (Assuming 1 person/ bedroom) Alternative D, 144 Units BILLING CODE 4210–27–P Coverage Ratio: 30 percent Population: 568 (Assuming 1 person/ bedroom) DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Alternative E, 152 Units [Docket No. FR–4980–N–42] Coverage Ratio: 50 percent Population: 394 (Assuming 1 person/ bedroom) Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless Alternative F, No Project/No Action Probable Environmental Effects The following subject areas will be analyzed in the combined EIS/EIR for probable environmental effects: water quality, soils and geology, air quality, noise, transportation, vegetation, wildlife and scenic resources, cultural and historic resources, land use, growth inducement, public services and public utilities. 15:13 Oct 20, 2005 Jkt 208001 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: If nothing were done, no additional affordable housing would be built. The project site would remain vacant. VerDate Aug<31>2005 Lead Agencies For purposes of complying with NEPA and CEQA, Placer County is the Lead Agency and as the Responsible Entity under 24 CFR 58.2(a)(7) assumes the responsibility for environmental review, decisionmaking, and action that would otherwise apply to HUD under NEPA. Respectively, section 104(g) of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act (42 U.S.C. 5304(g)) and section 288 of Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 12838) authorize recipients of HUD assistance to assume NEPA responsibilities in projects involving CDBG for infrastructure development and possibly HOME funds for affordable housing development. The TRPA is the Lead Agency for the EIS written in accordance with Tahoe Regional Planning Compact and TRPA’s Code of Ordinances. TRPA is a multi-state (California and Nevada) agency that has its own Code of Ordinances. These are based on both CEQA and NEPA but there are some minor differences from both, hence the necessity to do a three-way document that will comply with CEQA, TRPA and NEPA. TRPA has its own procedures and Code of Ordinances because it is exempt from CEQA and California land use laws. Questions may be directed to the individual named in this notice under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. SUMMARY: This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless. EFFECTIVE DATE: October 21, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Ezzell, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Room 7262, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DC 20410; telephone (202) 708–1234; TTY number for the hearing- and speech-impaired (202) 708–2565, (these telephone numbers are not toll-free), or call the toll-free Title V information line at 1–800–927–7588. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the December 12, 1988 court order in National Coalition for the Homeless v. Veterans Administration, No. 88–2503–OG (D.D.C.), HUD publishes a Notice, on a weekly basis, identifying unutilized, underutilized, excess and surplus Federal buildings and real property that HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. Today’s Notice is for the purpose of announcing that no additional properties have been determined suitable or unsuitable this week. Dated: October 13, 2005. Mark R. Johnston, Director, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs. [FR Doc. 05–20873 Filed 10–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–29–M DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–4728–N–05] Notice of Certain Operating Cost Adjustment Factors for 2006 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. ACTION: Publication of the 2006 Operating Cost Adjustment Factors (OCAFs) for Section 8 rent adjustments at contract renewal under section 524 of the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (MAHRA), as amended by the Preserving Affordable Housing for Senior Citizens and Families into the 21st Century Act of 1999, and under the Low-Income Housing Preservation and Resident Homeownership Act of 1990 (LIHPRHA) Projects assisted with Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice establishes annual factors used in calculating rent adjustments under section 524 of the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (MAHRA) as amended by the Preserving Affordable Housing for Senior Citizens and Families into the 21st Century Act of 1999, and under the Low-Income Housing Preservation and Resident Homeownership Act of 1990 (LIHPRHA). EFFECTIVE DATE: E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 February 11, 2006.

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-4912-N-14]


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement for Development of Cedar Grove Housing in Tahoe Vista, Placer 
County, CA

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and 
Development, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: HUD gives notice to the public, agencies, and Indian tribes 
that Placer County, CA, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS)/Environmental Impact Report (EIR) (EIS/EIR) for 
development of Cedar Grove Housing located in Tahoe Vista, Placer 
County, CA. Placer County, acting as the lead agency, will prepare the 
EIS/EIR acting under its authority as the responsible entity for 
compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in 
accordance with 42 U.S.C. 5304(g) and HUD regulations at 24 CFR 58.4, 
and under its authority as lead agency in accordance with the 
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The EIS/EIR will be a 
joint document under NEPA, CEQA and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency 
(TRPA) Code of Ordinances. The EIS will satisfy the requirements of 
NEPA and the TRPA Code of Ordinances. The EIR will satisfy requirements 
of the CEQA (Public Resources Code 21000 et seq.) and State CEQA 
Guidelines (14 California Code of Regulations 15000 et seq.), which 
require that all State and local government agencies consider the 
environmental consequences of projects over which they have 
discretionary authority before acting on those projects.
    The proposed action is subject to compliance with NEPA, because 
Federal Community Development Block Grant (i.e., CDBG) funds and 
possible other HUD housing program funds (discussed below) would be 
used for the development of affordable housing. This notice is given in 
accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality regulations at 40 
CFR parts 1500-1508. All interested Federal, State, and local agencies, 
Indian tribes, groups, and the public are invited to comment on the 
scope of the EIS. If you are an agency with jurisdiction by law over 
natural or other public resources affected by the project, Placer 
County needs to know what environmental information germane to your 
statutory responsibilities should be included in the EIS/EIR.

ADDRESSES: Comments relating to the scope of the EIS are requested and 
will be accepted by the contact person listed below for up to 30 days 
following the date of publication. Any person or agency interested in 
receiving a notice and wishing to make comment on the draft EIS should 
contact the person listed below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanne Auerbach, County NEPA 
Certifying Officer and Housing Program Coordinator, Placer County 
Redevelopment Agency, 11493 B Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603. Contact Phone 
Number: 530/889-4264, Fax Number: 530/889-6890, E-mail: 
mailto:jauerbac@placer.ca.gov.

PUBLIC MEETING: There will be no future public scoping meetings on this 
EIS/EIR, because foreseeable impacts were identified in the previous 
public scoping meetings. There will be additional public hearings. The 
dates will be posted on the Placer County Web site, http://
www.placer.ca.gov/, when the Public Review Draft EIS/EIR is released.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

Project Name and Description

    The Affordable Housing Development Corporation, Inc. (AHDC), 
proposes to develop approximately 12.2 acres in the Tahoe Vista area of 
Placer County for an affordable housing complex. The project site is 
located on the Kings Beach 7.5-minute U.S.G.S. topographic quadrangle 
map, north of State Route 28 and west of National Avenue in Tahoe 
Vista, California. The site is currently undeveloped, forested land 
with dense stands of pine, fir, and cedar. Adjacent properties to the 
east and west have been developed for residential housing. The North 
Tahoe Regional Park is directly north of the project site, and the 
Mourelatos resort is to the south.
    The project would require an amendment to the Tahoe Vista Community 
Plan for the annexation of the land to the Tahoe Vista Community and a 
TRPA Plan Area Statement (PAS) Amendment for the Tahoe Estates PAS 021 
Special Area 6.
    This is to be a combined document--EIR under the California State 
Environmental Quality Act, EIS under the National Environmental Policy 
Act

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and HUD regulations in 24 CFR Part 58, and EIS under the TRPA Code of 
Ordinances.
    The proposed development would consist of approximately 152 rental 
housing units, 23 buildings, approximately 41.7 percent site coverage, 
and a density of 12.4 units per acre. All of the units would be 
affordable to families with incomes at or below 80 percent of the 
median income. An internal looped roadway system with separate points 
for both entry and exit is proposed as part of the project. National 
Avenue would provide the main access from State Route 28. Points of 
access to the complex from National Avenue that are being considered 
include: Grey Lane and Toyon Road, with Wildwood Road via Estates Drive 
being an alternative or emergency access road. A Class 1 bike trail and 
onsite parking are also proposed for the site.

Alternatives to the Proposed Action

    There are five alternatives to the proposed action to be analyzed 
in the EIR/EIS. The alternatives are all variations of the site layout 
and density. Alternative sites for the project were explored early in 
the process and it was determined that no other more viable site was 
available.

Alternative B, 132 Units

Coverage Ratio: 38.6 percent
Population: 364 (Assuming 1 person/bedroom)

Alternative C, 160 Units

Coverage Ratio: 44.0 percent
Population: 452 (Assuming 1 person/bedroom)

Alternative D, 144 Units

Coverage Ratio: 30 percent
Population: 568 (Assuming 1 person/bedroom)

Alternative E, 152 Units

Coverage Ratio: 50 percent
Population: 394 (Assuming 1 person/bedroom)

Alternative F, No Project/No Action

    If nothing were done, no additional affordable housing would be 
built. The project site would remain vacant.

Probable Environmental Effects

    The following subject areas will be analyzed in the combined EIS/
EIR for probable environmental effects: water quality, soils and 
geology, air quality, noise, transportation, vegetation, wildlife and 
scenic resources, cultural and historic resources, land use, growth 
inducement, public services and public utilities.

Lead Agencies

    For purposes of complying with NEPA and CEQA, Placer County is the 
Lead Agency and as the Responsible Entity under 24 CFR 58.2(a)(7) 
assumes the responsibility for environmental review, decisionmaking, 
and action that would otherwise apply to HUD under NEPA. Respectively, 
section 104(g) of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act 
(42 U.S.C. 5304(g)) and section 288 of Title II of the Cranston-
Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 12838) authorize 
recipients of HUD assistance to assume NEPA responsibilities in 
projects involving CDBG for infrastructure development and possibly 
HOME funds for affordable housing development.
    The TRPA is the Lead Agency for the EIS written in accordance with 
Tahoe Regional Planning Compact and TRPA's Code of Ordinances.
    TRPA is a multi-state (California and Nevada) agency that has its 
own Code of Ordinances. These are based on both CEQA and NEPA but there 
are some minor differences from both, hence the necessity to do a 
three-way document that will comply with CEQA, TRPA and NEPA. TRPA has 
its own procedures and Code of Ordinances because it is exempt from 
CEQA and California land use laws.
    Questions may be directed to the individual named in this notice 
under the heading For Further Information Contact.

    Dated: October 13, 2005.
Pamela H. Patenaude,
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development.
[FR Doc. E5-5841 Filed 10-20-05; 8:45 am]
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