Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments, 76281 [E5-7772]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 246 / Friday, December 23, 2005 / Notices 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 FR dated April 1, 2005 (70 FR 16815). DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RP05–617–000] Texas Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Technical Conference December 15, 2005. Take a notice that the Commission will convene a technical conference on Tuesday, January 10, 2006, at 10 a.m., in a room to be designated at the offices of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. The technical conference will provide a forum to discuss the revised tariff sheet filed on August 31, 2005, by Texas Gas Transmission, LLC (Texas Gas). The tariff sheet and supporting workpapers reflect Texas Gas’s annual filing to adjust its Effective Fuel Retention Percentages pursuant to section 16 of the General Terms and Conditions of its FERC Gas Tariff. The Commission directed its staff to convene this technical conference in an October 31, 2005 order establishing a technical conference.1 FERC conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations please send an e-mail to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free (866) 208–3372 (voice) or 202–208– 01659 (TTY), or send a fax to 202–208– 2106 with the required accommodations. All interested persons are permitted to attend. For further information please contact Michael Krauthamer at (202) 502–6159 or e-mail michael.krauthamer@ferc.gov. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–7754 Filed 12–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P [ER–FRL–6670–6] wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Dec 22, 2005 Jkt 208001 EIS No. 20050415, ERP No. D–FRA– D51028–PA, Pennsylvania High-Speed Maglev Project, Construction between Pittsburgh International Airport (PIA) and Greensburg Area, The Pennsylvania Project of Magnetic Levitation Transportation Technology Deployment Program, Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties, PA Summary: EPA has environmental concerns about air quality, environmental justice, and the disposal of excavated waste material, and also requests that additional information describing the quality of the habitat that is to be impacted should be provided in the FEIS. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20050442, ERP No. D–NOA– D81036–WV, Canaan Valley Institute Office Complex, Proposes to Construct: Offices, Classrooms, Laboratories, 250Seat Auditorium, Parking Facilities, Outdoor Classrooms and Interpretive Areas, US Army COE Section 404 Permit, Southeast of the Towns of Davis and Thomas, Tucker County, WV Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. Rating LO. EIS No. 20050427, ERP No. DB—FTA– L40210–WA, Central Link Light Rail Transit Project (Sound Transit) Construction and Operation of the North Link Light Rail Extension, from Downtown Seattle and Northgate, Updated Information on Refined Design Concepts, Funding, Right-of-Way and US Army COE Section 404 Permits, King County, WA Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed project. Rating LO. Eastern Suburbs in Hamilton and Clermont Counties, OH Summary: The FEIS addressed many of EPA’s previously stated concerns. However, EPA requests that FHWA provide supporting information for its discussion and conclusions regarding an omitted alternative to widen an existing bridge. EIS No. 20050470, ERP No. F–NPS– K65275–AZ, Colorado River Management Plan, Analyzing Alternatives for Management of Recreational Use of the Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park, Coconino County, AZ Summary: EPA expressed concerns that without appropriate mitigation measures, impacts could result from fuel storage and operations, and other facilities near the river, and recommended the National Park Service commit to working closely with the Hualapai Tribe to develop best management practices to prevent oil spills and discharges of wastes in both Grand Canyon National Park and on the Hualapai Reservation. EIS No. 20050444, ERP No. FS–FTA– D40289–VA, Norfolk Light Rail Transit System, from the western terminus near Eastern Virginia Medical Center through Downtown Norfolk to an eastern terminus at Newtown Road and Kempsville Road, Funding, US COE Section 404 Permit, USCGD Bridge Permit, City of Norfolk, VA Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed project. Dated: December 20, 2005. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E5–7772 Filed 12–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–6670–5] Final EISs ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 1 Texas Gas Transmission, LLC., 113 FERC ¶ 61,104 (2005). Draft EISs 76281 EIS No. 20050369, ERP No. F–FHW– D40298–MD, MD–32, Planning Study, Transportation Improvements from MD– 108 to Interstate 70, Funding, Howard County, MD Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about aquatic and terrestrial impacts and the potential problems of induced traffic and secondary development. EIS No. 20050447, ERP No. F–FHW– F40426–OH, Eastern Corridor MultiModal (Tier 1) Project, to Implement a Multi-Modal Transportation Program between the City of Cincinnati and 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 12/12/2005 Through 12/16/ 2005. Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[ER-FRL-6670-6]


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 FR dated April 1, 2005 (70 FR 16815).

Draft EISs

    EIS No. 20050415, ERP No. D-FRA-D51028-PA, Pennsylvania High-Speed 
Maglev Project, Construction between Pittsburgh International Airport 
(PIA) and Greensburg Area, The Pennsylvania Project of Magnetic 
Levitation Transportation Technology Deployment Program, Allegheny and 
Westmoreland Counties, PA
    Summary: EPA has environmental concerns about air quality, 
environmental justice, and the disposal of excavated waste material, 
and also requests that additional information describing the quality of 
the habitat that is to be impacted should be provided in the FEIS.
    Rating EC2.
    EIS No. 20050442, ERP No. D-NOA-D81036-WV, Canaan Valley Institute 
Office Complex, Proposes to Construct: Offices, Classrooms, 
Laboratories, 250-Seat Auditorium, Parking Facilities, Outdoor 
Classrooms and Interpretive Areas, US Army COE Section 404 Permit, 
Southeast of the Towns of Davis and Thomas, Tucker County, WV
    Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action.
    Rating LO.
    EIS No. 20050427, ERP No. DB--FTA-L40210-WA, Central Link Light 
Rail Transit Project (Sound Transit) Construction and Operation of the 
North Link Light Rail Extension, from Downtown Seattle and Northgate, 
Updated Information on Refined Design Concepts, Funding, Right-of-Way 
and US Army COE Section 404 Permits, King County, WA
    Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed project.
    Rating LO.

Final EISs

    EIS No. 20050369, ERP No. F-FHW-D40298-MD, MD-32, Planning Study, 
Transportation Improvements from MD-108 to Interstate 70, Funding, 
Howard County, MD
    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about aquatic 
and terrestrial impacts and the potential problems of induced traffic 
and secondary development.
    EIS No. 20050447, ERP No. F-FHW-F40426-OH, Eastern Corridor Multi-
Modal (Tier 1) Project, to Implement a Multi-Modal Transportation 
Program between the City of Cincinnati and Eastern Suburbs in Hamilton 
and Clermont Counties, OH
    Summary: The FEIS addressed many of EPA's previously stated 
concerns. However, EPA requests that FHWA provide supporting 
information for its discussion and conclusions regarding an omitted 
alternative to widen an existing bridge.
    EIS No. 20050470, ERP No. F-NPS-K65275-AZ, Colorado River 
Management Plan, Analyzing Alternatives for Management of Recreational 
Use of the Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park, Coconino County, 
AZ
    Summary: EPA expressed concerns that without appropriate mitigation 
measures, impacts could result from fuel storage and operations, and 
other facilities near the river, and recommended the National Park 
Service commit to working closely with the Hualapai Tribe to develop 
best management practices to prevent oil spills and discharges of 
wastes in both Grand Canyon National Park and on the Hualapai 
Reservation.
    EIS No. 20050444, ERP No. FS-FTA-D40289-VA, Norfolk Light Rail 
Transit System, from the western terminus near Eastern Virginia Medical 
Center through Downtown Norfolk to an eastern terminus at Newtown Road 
and Kempsville Road, Funding, US COE Section 404 Permit, USCGD Bridge 
Permit, City of Norfolk, VA
    Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed project.

    Dated: December 20, 2005.
Robert W. Hargrove,
Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities.
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