South Delta Improvements Program, Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta, California, 68475-68476 [05-22259]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 217 / Thursday, November 10, 2005 / Notices assessment of the expected impacts of the use of herbicides, in addition to other vegetation treatment methods (fire, mechanical, manual, and biological) on up to approximately 5,030,000 acres of public lands per year. Together, these documents will: • Consider reasonably foreseeable activities, particularly hazardous fuels reduction treatments, emergency stabilization and rehabilitation efforts, noxious weed, and invasive terrestrial plant species management. • Address human health and ecological risk for proposed use of chemical herbicides on public lands. • Provide a cumulative impact analysis of the use of chemical herbicides in conjunction with other treatment methods. The EIS is neither a land-use plan nor a land-use plan amendment. The EIS and ER will provide a comprehensive programmatic NEPA document and environmental report to allow effective tiering and incorporation by reference of baseline cumulative impact assessment to be used for other new, revised or existing land use and activity level plans that involve vegetation modification or maintenance. This EIS does not affect the status of the herbicide court injunction in Oregon. The analysis area includes only surface estate public lands administered by 11 BLM state offices: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana (Dakotas), New Mexico (Oklahoma/Texas/Nebraska), Nevada, Oregon (Washington), Utah and Wyoming. Ed Shepard, Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning. [FR Doc. 05–22343 Filed 11–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation South Delta Improvements Program, Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta, California Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) and notice of public workshops and hearings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) have made available for public review and comment the Draft EIS/EIR for the VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:02 Nov 09, 2005 Jkt 208001 South Delta Improvements Program (SDIP). The proposed SDIP would (1) construct and operate a fish control gate at the Head of Old River; (2) construct and operate up to 3 flow control gates (one each in Middle River, Grant Line Canal, and Old River, near the Tracy Pumping Plant) to maintain adequate water quality and water levels available for agricultural diversions in the south Delta, downstream of the Head of Old River; (3) dredge various channels within the south Delta to improve conveyance; (4) construct extensions of up to 24 shallow agricultural diversions; (5) increase water deliveries by increasing the maximum diversion through the existing intake gates at Clifton Court Forebay to 8,500 cubic feet per second; and (6) implement an interim operations regime between December 15 and March 15 until the permanent gates are fully operable. DATES: Submit written comments on the Draft EIS/EIR on or before February 7, 2006 to the address provided below. Public meetings will be held to discuss the purpose and content of the Draft EIS/EIR. The public meetings will be held as follows: • December 6, 2005, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sacramento, CA. • December 7, 2005, 7 to 9 p.m., Stockton, CA. • December 8, 2005, 7 to 9 p.m., Oakland, CA. • December 13, 2005, 7 to 9 p.m., Visalia, CA. • December 14, 2005, 1 to 3 p.m., Los Angeles, CA. Three public hearings have been scheduled to receive oral or written comments regarding the project’s environmental effects: • January 18, 2005, 1 to 4 p.m., Sacramento CA. • January 24, 2005, 1 to 3 p.m., Los Angeles, CA. • January 25, 2005, 1 to 4 p.m., Stockton, CA. ADDRESSES: The locations of the public meetings are: • Resources Auditorium, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA. • American Legion Post 803, 3110 West Lane, Stockton, CA. • CSU East Bay Oakland Conference Room, 1000 Broadway, Oakland, CA. • Mill Creek Auditorium, 3100 West Main, Visalia, CA. • Junipero Serra State Building, Carmel Room 225, 320 West Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA. The locations of the public hearings are: • CALFED, Bay Delta Room, 5th Floor, 650 Capitol Mall, Sacramento CA PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68475 (need driver’s license to enter the building; no picture phones allowed). • Junipero Serra State Building, Carmel Room 225, 320 West Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA. • Department of General Services Auditorium, 31 East Channel Street, Stockton, CA. Hardcopy comments may be mailed to Mr. Paul Marshall, SDIP EIS/EIR Comments, State of California Department of Resources, Bay Delta Office, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California, 95814. Electronic comments may be emailed to sdip comments@water.ca.gov, or posted on the SDIP Web site at http:// sdip.water.ca.gov. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for locations where copies of the Draft EIS/EIR are available for public review. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sharon McHale, Reclamation Program Manager, at 916–978–5086, or e-mail: smchale@mp.usbr.gov; or Mr. Paul A. Marshall, DWR Program Manager at 916–653–2118, or e-mail at marshall@water.ca.gov. The Draft EIS/ EIR may be viewed at http:// sdip.water.ca.gov or at Reclamation’s Web site at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ nepa/nepa_projdetails. cfm?Project_ID=316. To request a copy of the Draft EIS/EIR, please contact Ms. McHale as indicated above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft EIS/EIR addresses facilities-related impacts including the effects of project construction and operation on hydrology, water quality, fish resources, recreation, vegetation and wildlife, visual resources, cultural resources, land use, geology, soils, seismicity, groundwater, traffic and circulation, air quality, noise, and public health and safety. Diversion-related impacts include the effects of increased diversions from the Bay Delta and associated changes in Reclamation’s operation of Central Valley Project (CVP) facilities and DWR’s operation of State Water Project (SWP) facilities. Project diversions therefore may directly or indirectly affect the Sacramento River, its tributaries, San Joaquin River, its tributaries, and Delta resources including water supply, fish and aquatic habitat, riparian vegetation and habitat, water quality, recreation, visual and cultural resources. The Draft EIS/EIR also evaluates potential growthinducing impacts for the CVP and SWP water service areas. An evaluation of cumulative hydrologic and water service area impacts associated with reasonably foreseeable actions is also included. E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1 68476 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 217 / Thursday, November 10, 2005 / Notices Copies of the Draft EIS/EIR are available for public review at the following locations: • California Department of Water Resources, Bay-Delta Office, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. • Bureau of Reclamation, Regional Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825–1898, 916–978–5593. • Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO 80225, 303–445–2072. • Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240–0001. • Sacramento Public Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. • Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave., Tracy, CA 95376. • Lathrop Branch Library, 15461 Seventh St. Lathrop, CA 95330. • Cesar Chavez Central Library, 60 N. El Dorado St. Stockton, CA 95202. • Shasta County Main Library, 1855 Shasta Street Redding, CA 96001. • Oakland Main Library, 125 14th Street, Oakland CA 94612. • Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071. • Visalia Branch Library—Main Library, 200 West Oak Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291–4993. Comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, will be made available for public review. Individual respondents may request that their home address be withheld from public disclosure, which will be honored to the extent allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which respondent’s identity may also be withheld from public disclosure, as allowable by law. If you wish to have your name and/or address withheld, you must state so prominently at the beginning of your comment. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. Dated: August 4, 2005. Allan Oto, Acting Assistant Regional Director, MidPacific Region. [FR Doc. 05–22259 Filed 11–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:02 Nov 09, 2005 Jkt 208001 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [USITC SE–05–040] Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice United States International Trade Commission. DATE AND TIME: November 17, 2005 at 11 a.m. PLACE: Room 101, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, Telephone: (202) 205–2000. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Agenda for future meetings: None. 2. Minutes. 3. Ratification List. 4. Inv. Nos. 731–TA–340–E and H (Second Review) (Solid Urea From Russia and Ukraine)—briefing and vote. (The Commission is currently scheduled to transmit its determination and Commissioners’ opinions to the Secretary of Commerce on or before December 2, 2005.) 5. Outstanding action jackets: None. In accordance with Commission policy, subject matter listed above, not disposed of at the scheduled meeting, may be carried over to the agenda of the following meeting. AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: By order of the Commission. Issued: November 8, 2005. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 05–22559 Filed 11–8–05; 2:56 pm] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [USITC SE–05–039] Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice United States International Trade Commission. DATE AND TIME: November 15, 2005 at 11 a.m. PLACE: Room 101, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, Telephone: (202) 205–2000. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Agenda for future meetings: None. 2. Minutes. 3. Ratification List. 4. Inv. No. 731–TA–669 (Second Review) (Cased Pencils From China)— briefing and vote. (The Commission is currently scheduled to transmit its determination and Commissioners’ opinions to the Secretary of Commerce on or before November 30, 2005.) AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5. Outstanding action jackets: None. In accordance with Commission policy, subject matter listed above, not disposed of at the scheduled meeting, may be carried over to the agenda of the following meeting. By order of the Commission. Issued: November 8, 2005. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 05–22561 Filed 11–8–05; 2:56 pm] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the ‘‘Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (BLS–1411).’’ A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the Addresses section below on or before January 9, 2006. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20212, telephone number 202–691–7628. (This is not a toll free number.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, telephone number 202–691–7628. (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 217 (Thursday, November 10, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68475-68476]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-22259]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


South Delta Improvements Program, Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay 
Delta, California

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) and notice of public 
workshops and hearings.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the California 
Department of Water Resources (DWR) have made available for public 
review and comment the Draft EIS/EIR for the South Delta Improvements 
Program (SDIP).
    The proposed SDIP would (1) construct and operate a fish control 
gate at the Head of Old River; (2) construct and operate up to 3 flow 
control gates (one each in Middle River, Grant Line Canal, and Old 
River, near the Tracy Pumping Plant) to maintain adequate water quality 
and water levels available for agricultural diversions in the south 
Delta, downstream of the Head of Old River; (3) dredge various channels 
within the south Delta to improve conveyance; (4) construct extensions 
of up to 24 shallow agricultural diversions; (5) increase water 
deliveries by increasing the maximum diversion through the existing 
intake gates at Clifton Court Forebay to 8,500 cubic feet per second; 
and (6) implement an interim operations regime between December 15 and 
March 15 until the permanent gates are fully operable.

DATES: Submit written comments on the Draft EIS/EIR on or before 
February 7, 2006 to the address provided below. Public meetings will be 
held to discuss the purpose and content of the Draft EIS/EIR. The 
public meetings will be held as follows:
     December 6, 2005, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sacramento, CA.
     December 7, 2005, 7 to 9 p.m., Stockton, CA.
     December 8, 2005, 7 to 9 p.m., Oakland, CA.
     December 13, 2005, 7 to 9 p.m., Visalia, CA.
     December 14, 2005, 1 to 3 p.m., Los Angeles, CA.
    Three public hearings have been scheduled to receive oral or 
written comments regarding the project's environmental effects:
     January 18, 2005, 1 to 4 p.m., Sacramento CA.
     January 24, 2005, 1 to 3 p.m., Los Angeles, CA.
     January 25, 2005, 1 to 4 p.m., Stockton, CA.

ADDRESSES: The locations of the public meetings are:
     Resources Auditorium, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA.
     American Legion Post 803, 3110 West Lane, Stockton, CA.
     CSU East Bay Oakland Conference Room, 1000 Broadway, 
Oakland, CA.
     Mill Creek Auditorium, 3100 West Main, Visalia, CA.
     Junipero Serra State Building, Carmel Room 225, 320 West 
Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA.
    The locations of the public hearings are:
     CALFED, Bay Delta Room, 5th Floor, 650 Capitol Mall, 
Sacramento CA (need driver's license to enter the building; no picture 
phones allowed).
     Junipero Serra State Building, Carmel Room 225, 320 West 
Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA.
     Department of General Services Auditorium, 31 East Channel 
Street, Stockton, CA.
    Hardcopy comments may be mailed to Mr. Paul Marshall, SDIP EIS/EIR 
Comments, State of California Department of Resources, Bay Delta 
Office, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California, 95814. Electronic 
comments may be emailed to sdip comments@water.ca.gov, or posted on the 
SDIP Web site at http://sdip.water.ca.gov.
    See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for locations where copies of 
the Draft EIS/EIR are available for public review.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sharon McHale, Reclamation Program 
Manager, at 916-978-5086, or e-mail: smchale@mp.usbr.gov; or Mr. Paul 
A. Marshall, DWR Program Manager at 916-653-2118, or e-mail at 
marshall@water.ca.gov. The Draft EIS/EIR may be viewed at http://
sdip.water.ca.gov or at Reclamation's Web site at http://www.usbr.gov/
mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails. cfm?Project--ID=316. To request a copy of 
the Draft EIS/EIR, please contact Ms. McHale as indicated above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft EIS/EIR addresses facilities-
related impacts including the effects of project construction and 
operation on hydrology, water quality, fish resources, recreation, 
vegetation and wildlife, visual resources, cultural resources, land 
use, geology, soils, seismicity, groundwater, traffic and circulation, 
air quality, noise, and public health and safety. Diversion-related 
impacts include the effects of increased diversions from the Bay Delta 
and associated changes in Reclamation's operation of Central Valley 
Project (CVP) facilities and DWR's operation of State Water Project 
(SWP) facilities. Project diversions therefore may directly or 
indirectly affect the Sacramento River, its tributaries, San Joaquin 
River, its tributaries, and Delta resources including water supply, 
fish and aquatic habitat, riparian vegetation and habitat, water 
quality, recreation, visual and cultural resources. The Draft EIS/EIR 
also evaluates potential growth-inducing impacts for the CVP and SWP 
water service areas. An evaluation of cumulative hydrologic and water 
service area impacts associated with reasonably foreseeable actions is 
also included.

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    Copies of the Draft EIS/EIR are available for public review at the 
following locations:
     California Department of Water Resources, Bay-Delta 
Office, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
     Bureau of Reclamation, Regional Library, 2800 Cottage Way, 
Sacramento, CA 95825-1898, 916-978-5593.
     Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, 
Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO 80225, 
303-445-2072.
     Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the 
Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 
20240-0001.
     Sacramento Public Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 
95814.
     Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave., Tracy, CA 95376.
     Lathrop Branch Library, 15461 Seventh St. Lathrop, CA 
95330.
     Cesar Chavez Central Library, 60 N. El Dorado St. 
Stockton, CA 95202.
     Shasta County Main Library, 1855 Shasta Street Redding, CA 
96001.
     Oakland Main Library, 125 14th Street, Oakland CA 94612.
     Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, 
CA 90071.
     Visalia Branch Library--Main Library, 200 West Oak Avenue, 
Visalia, CA 93291-4993.
    Comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, will 
be made available for public review. Individual respondents may request 
that their home address be withheld from public disclosure, which will 
be honored to the extent allowable by law. There also may be 
circumstances in which respondent's identity may also be withheld from 
public disclosure, as allowable by law. If you wish to have your name 
and/or address withheld, you must state so prominently at the beginning 
of your comment. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and 
from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials 
of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public 
disclosure in their entirety.

    Dated: August 4, 2005.
Allan Oto,
Acting Assistant Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 05-22259 Filed 11-9-05; 8:45 am]
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