Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Public Scoping Meetings for the Fishtrap Lake Road Project, Fishtrap Lake, Pike County, KY, 923-924 [06-101]

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[FR Doc. 06–103 Filed 1–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Jan 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Public Scoping Meetings for the Fishtrap Lake Road Project, Fishtrap Lake, Pike County, KY Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD, will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EIS will evaluate potential direct, indirect and cumulative impacts to the natural, physical, and human environment resulting from construction of one or more roads proposed to serve recreational development and community access needs at the Fishtrap Lake Project near Millard, Pike County, KY. ADDRESSES: Send written comments and suggestions concerning this proposed project to Peter K. Dodgion PD–R, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, 502 Eighth Street, Huntington, WV 25701–2070. Telephone: 304–399– 5873. Electronic mail: peter.k.dodgion@usace.army.mil. Requests to be placed on the mailing list should also be sent to this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To obtain additional information about the proposed project, contact Beth A. Cade PD–F, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, 502 Eighth Street, Huntington, WV 25701–2070. Telephone: 304–399–5848. Electronic mail: beth.a.cade@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Public Participation: a. The Corps of Engineers will conduct public scoping workshops to gain input from interested agencies, organizations, and the general public concerning the content of the EIS, issues and impacts to be addressed in the EIS, and alternatives that should be analyzed. Three public scoping workshops are scheduled as follows: (1) January 23, 2006, from 6–8:30 p.m., Kimper Grade School, 8151 State Highway 194, East Kimper, KY; (2) January 24, 2006, from 12–2:30 p.m., Pike County Courthouse, Fiscal Courtroom, 146 Main Street, Pikesville, KY; and, (3) January 24, 2006 from 6–8:30 p.m., Millard Grade School, 20 Rocky Road, Pikesville, KY. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 923 b. The Corps invites full public participation to promote open communication and better decisionmaking. All persons and organizations that have an interest in the community access and recreation at and around Fishtrap Lake are urged to participate in this NEPA environmental analysis process. Assistance will be provided upon request to anyone having difficulty with learning how to participate. c. Public comments are welcomed anytime throughout the NEPA process. Formal opportunities for public participation include: (1) Public meetings to be held near the Fishtrap Lake Project; (2) Anytime during the NEPA process via mail, telephone, fax, or e-mail; (3) During Review and Comment on the Draft EIS— approximately Fall 2006; and, (4) Review of the Final EIS—approximately Spring 2007. Schedules and locations will be announced in local news media. Interested parties may also request to be included on the mailing list for public distribution of meeting announcements and documents. (See ADDRESSES). d. To ensure that all issues related to the proposed project are addressed, the Corps will conduct an open process to define the scope of the EIS. Recommendations from interested agencies, local and regional stakeholders and the general public are encouraged to provide input into regional recreational needs, community access, and other issues and concerns that should be considered in formulation and evaluation of project alternatives and documented in the EIS. Scoping for the EIS will continue to build upon the knowledge and information developed in the approximately 40 years the Corps of Engineer has managed the Fishtrap Lake Project. 2. Background: a. The Fishtrap Lake Project (Project), which became operational in 1969, includes a 2,631-acre impoundment of the Levisa Fork, a tributary of the Big Sandy River. The dam is located 103.3 miles above the mouth of the Levisa Fork. The Project consists of 15,786 acres in this rugged mountainous area of Southeastern Kentucky. In addition to flood control, Congressionally authorized project purposes include recreation, low-flow augmentation, and fish and wildlife conservation. About 12,000 acres are currently leased to the Kentucky Division of Fish and Wildlife for wildlife management. b. The proposed road at Fishtrap Lake was named in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2004 (Act). The Act also provided under the General E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1 924 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 4 / Friday, January 6, 2006 / Notices Provisions for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) that ‘‘funds made available under this section may, at the request of a State, be transferred by the Secretary to another Federal agency to carry out a project funded under this section, such funds to be then administered by the procedures of the Federal agency to which such funds may be transferred’’. Pursuant to this provision, FHWA transferred the funding to the Huntington District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to execute the project. FHWA will participate in the EIS development as a cooperating agency. c. An evaluation of current and reasonably foreseeable future recreation demands of the region that could be served by the Fishtrap Project will be conducted within this study. Pike County has long been interested in development of the recreation potential of the Project as a means to diversify the region’s predominately coal extractionbased economy. Inundation to create Fishtrap Lake affected access of certain communities adjacent to the project. An array of acceptable recreation alternatives as well as community access needs will provide the basis for road alternatives. d. Alternatives to be considered will include the No Action alternative, or no road development; and alternatives formulated to address the results of the assessments of recreational needs and community access with input through internal and external scoping. William E. Bulen, Colonel, Corps of Engineers, District Engineer, Huntington. [FR Doc. 06–101 Filed 1–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–GM–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Fish and Wildlife Service Notice of Intent To Prepare an Integrated Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report/Feasibility Report for the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Study: Alviso Ponds and Santa Clara County Interim Feasibility Study Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Department of Defense; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Jan 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) intend to prepare a joint project-level integrated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/ Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/ Feasibility Report, hereafter called the Report, to address the potential impacts of the first Interim Feasibility Study component of the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Study, San Francisco Bay, CA. This study is closely interrelated with the ongoing South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project, discussed in the Notice of Intent dated November 9, 2004. It will function as a project-level EIS/EIR tiered under that programmatic EIS/EIR and will be issued subsequently to the programmatic document. The California State Coastal Conservancy (Conservancy) will be the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Federal Lead Agencies Proposed Actions and Related Programmatic EIS/ EIR. The Corps, in cooperation with the USFWS, is proposing to study flood protection and ecosystem restoration for the Alviso portion of the South San Francisco Bay (South Bay) Salt Ponds and adjacent areas to determine whether there is a federal interest in constructing a project with flood protection and/or ecosystem restoration components in this area, and if so, to determine the optimum project to recommend to Congress for authorization. The Report will recommend a plan which will provide for long-term restoration for these salt ponds and adjacent areas as well as flood protection and recreation components, if these actions are justified under Federal criteria. The Report and its alternatives will be tiered to the programmatic EIS/EIR for the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project. One public scoping meeting will be held to solicit comments on the environmental effects of the range of potential projects and the appropriate scope of the Report. The public is invited to comment during this meeting on environmental issues to be addressed in the Report. DATES: Written comments from all interested parties are encouraged and must be received on or before February 7, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments and requests for information should be sent to Yvonne LeTellier, Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 333 Market Street, 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105–2197, or to Mendel Stewart, PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Refuge Manager, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, San Francisco Bay NWR Complex, P.O. Box 524, Newark, CA 94560. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yvonne LeTellier, Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (415–977– 8466) or Mendel Stewart, Refuge Manager, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, San Francisco Bay NWR Complex (510–792–0222). For questions concerning the CEQA aspects of the study, contact Brenda Buxton, California State Coastal Conservancy, 1330 Broadway, 11th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, telephone: 510–286–0753. On November 9, 2004, the USFWS and the Corps issued a Notice of Intent for the proposed South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project programmatic EIS/ EIR. The Corps and the USFWS propose to integrate the planning process for the Alviso Pond and Santa Clara County Interim Feasibility Study component of the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Study with the planning process for the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project. The two projects include ecosystem restoration, flood protection, and public access components. However, the current Interim Feasibility Study is a project-level component of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Study and it will be tiered to the abovementioned programmatic EIS/EIR. This Interim Feasibility Study and the Report to be prepared will only cover a portion of the larger geographic area addressed in the South Bay Salt Ponds programmatic EIS/EIR. Project Description. South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project. The South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project area comprises 15,100 acres of salt ponds and adjacent habitants in South San Francisco Bay the USFWS and California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) acquired from the Cargill Salt Company in 2003. USFWS owns and manages the 8,000-acre Alviso pond complex and the 1,600-acre Ravenswood pond complex. CDFG owns and manages the 5,500-acre Eden Landing pond complex. The oversearching goal of the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project is to restore and enhance wetlands in the South San Francisco Bay while providing for flood protection and wildlife-oriented public access and recreation. The following project objectives were adopted by the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project’s Stakeholder Forum which includes representatives of local governments, environmental organizations, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and 
Conduct Public Scoping Meetings for the Fishtrap Lake Road Project, 
Fishtrap Lake, Pike County, KY

AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the 
Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD, will prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EIS will evaluate potential 
direct, indirect and cumulative impacts to the natural, physical, and 
human environment resulting from construction of one or more roads 
proposed to serve recreational development and community access needs 
at the Fishtrap Lake Project near Millard, Pike County, KY.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments and suggestions concerning this 
proposed project to Peter K. Dodgion PD-R, U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, Huntington District, 502 Eighth Street, Huntington, WV 
25701-2070. Telephone: 304-399-5873. Electronic mail: 
peter.k.dodgion@usace.army.mil. Requests to be placed on the mailing 
list should also be sent to this address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To obtain additional information about 
the proposed project, contact Beth A. Cade PD-F, U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, Huntington District, 502 Eighth Street, Huntington, WV 
25701-2070. Telephone: 304-399-5848. Electronic mail: 
beth.a.cade@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    1. Public Participation:
    a. The Corps of Engineers will conduct public scoping workshops to 
gain input from interested agencies, organizations, and the general 
public concerning the content of the EIS, issues and impacts to be 
addressed in the EIS, and alternatives that should be analyzed. Three 
public scoping workshops are scheduled as follows:
    (1) January 23, 2006, from 6-8:30 p.m., Kimper Grade School, 8151 
State Highway 194, East Kimper, KY;
    (2) January 24, 2006, from 12-2:30 p.m., Pike County Courthouse, 
Fiscal Courtroom, 146 Main Street, Pikesville, KY; and,
    (3) January 24, 2006 from 6-8:30 p.m., Millard Grade School, 20 
Rocky Road, Pikesville, KY.
    b. The Corps invites full public participation to promote open 
communication and better decision-making. All persons and organizations 
that have an interest in the community access and recreation at and 
around Fishtrap Lake are urged to participate in this NEPA 
environmental analysis process. Assistance will be provided upon 
request to anyone having difficulty with learning how to participate.
    c. Public comments are welcomed anytime throughout the NEPA 
process. Formal opportunities for public participation include: (1) 
Public meetings to be held near the Fishtrap Lake Project; (2) Anytime 
during the NEPA process via mail, telephone, fax, or e-mail; (3) During 
Review and Comment on the Draft EIS--approximately Fall 2006; and, (4) 
Review of the Final EIS--approximately Spring 2007. Schedules and 
locations will be announced in local news media. Interested parties may 
also request to be included on the mailing list for public distribution 
of meeting announcements and documents. (See ADDRESSES).
    d. To ensure that all issues related to the proposed project are 
addressed, the Corps will conduct an open process to define the scope 
of the EIS. Recommendations from interested agencies, local and 
regional stakeholders and the general public are encouraged to provide 
input into regional recreational needs, community access, and other 
issues and concerns that should be considered in formulation and 
evaluation of project alternatives and documented in the EIS. Scoping 
for the EIS will continue to build upon the knowledge and information 
developed in the approximately 40 years the Corps of Engineer has 
managed the Fishtrap Lake Project.
    2. Background:
    a. The Fishtrap Lake Project (Project), which became operational in 
1969, includes a 2,631-acre impoundment of the Levisa Fork, a tributary 
of the Big Sandy River. The dam is located 103.3 miles above the mouth 
of the Levisa Fork. The Project consists of 15,786 acres in this rugged 
mountainous area of Southeastern Kentucky. In addition to flood 
control, Congressionally authorized project purposes include 
recreation, low-flow augmentation, and fish and wildlife conservation. 
About 12,000 acres are currently leased to the Kentucky Division of 
Fish and Wildlife for wildlife management.
    b. The proposed road at Fishtrap Lake was named in the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act of 2004 (Act). The Act also provided under the 
General

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Provisions for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) that ``funds made 
available under this section may, at the request of a State, be 
transferred by the Secretary to another Federal agency to carry out a 
project funded under this section, such funds to be then administered 
by the procedures of the Federal agency to which such funds may be 
transferred''. Pursuant to this provision, FHWA transferred the funding 
to the Huntington District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to execute the 
project. FHWA will participate in the EIS development as a cooperating 
agency.
    c. An evaluation of current and reasonably foreseeable future 
recreation demands of the region that could be served by the Fishtrap 
Project will be conducted within this study. Pike County has long been 
interested in development of the recreation potential of the Project as 
a means to diversify the region's predominately coal extraction-based 
economy. Inundation to create Fishtrap Lake affected access of certain 
communities adjacent to the project. An array of acceptable recreation 
alternatives as well as community access needs will provide the basis 
for road alternatives.
    d. Alternatives to be considered will include the No Action 
alternative, or no road development; and alternatives formulated to 
address the results of the assessments of recreational needs and 
community access with input through internal and external scoping.

William E. Bulen,
Colonel, Corps of Engineers, District Engineer, Huntington.
[FR Doc. 06-101 Filed 1-5-06; 8:45 am]
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