Upper Rio Grande Basin Water Operations Review, 3323-3324 [06-470]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 13 / Friday, January 20, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Bureau of Reclamation Notice of Proposed National Natural Landmark Designation for Garden Canyon at Fort Huachuca, AZ [DES–05–80] AGENCY: Upper Rio Grande Basin Water Operations Review National Park Service, Interior. Notice of proposed National Natural Landmark designation. ACTION: SUMMARY: The National Park Service Director has determined that Garden Canyon, located within Fort Huachuca, Cochise County, Arizona, appears to meet the criteria for national significance and proposes to recommend the site for designation as a National Natural Landmark. The public is invited to comment on this recommendation. This proposal will be considered by the National Park System Advisory Board at a meeting to be held on March 21 and 22, 2006, at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, in the Ribault Club, 11241 Fort George Rd., Jacksonville, Florida. Written comments will be accepted by the National Park Service until March 21, 2006. DATES: Written comments should be sent to Dr. Margaret Brooks, National Natural Landmarks Program Manager, National Park Service, 255 N. Commerce Park Loop, Tucson, Arizona 85745, Internet address: Margi_Brooks@nps.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Brooks at 520–670–6501, extension 232. Garden Canyon represents the best example of Madrean montane evergreen woodland, Madrean montane conifer forest, and semi-desert grassland in the MohaveSonoran desert region. This unique assemblage of biotic communities harbors many subtropical species at the northern edges of their range. The relatively natural fire regime has contributed to the retention of ecosystems in Garden Canyon that are representative of pre-settlement conditions. Information on the National Natural Landmarks Program can be found in 36 CFR Part 62 or on the Internet at http://www.nature.nps.gov/ nnl. wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 17, 2006. Fran P. Mainella, Director, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 06–547 Filed 1–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–U VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:16 Jan 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Upper Rio Grande Basin Water Operations Review. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (as amended), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), with and on behalf of other joint-lead agencies (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers [Corps], Department of Defense; and the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission [Commission], State of New Mexico), has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) to assess the consequences of proposed changes to water operations in the Rio Grande basin above Fort Quitman, Texas. The DEIS is programmatic and is not intended to authorize specific projects that may also be applied to the upper Rio Grande system. It is anticipated that a plan for water operations at existing Reclamation and Corps facilities will be developed. The DEIS presents alternatives with respect to water operations and evaluates the environmental, economic, and social effects of these alternatives. Some of the alternatives considered include changing the channel capacity criteria at Albuquerque, storage or nonstorage of Rio Grande water in authorized San Juan-Chama space in Abiquiu Reservoir, and operation of the Low Flow Conveyance Channel. DATES: A 60-day public review period commences with the publication of this notice. Comments on the DEIS should be submitted no later than Tuesday, March 21, 2006, to Ms. Valda Terauds, Bureau of Reclamation, Albuquerque Area Office, 555 Broadway NE., Suite 100, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102. Comments may also be submitted electronically at: http:// www.spa.usace.army.mil/urgwops/. The joint-lead agencies will conduct eight public meetings to obtain public input on the DEIS. All of the meetings will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The public meetings schedule is as follows: • February 21, 2006, 6–9 p.m., International Boundary and Water Commission, 4171 North Mesa, El Paso, Texas; PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3323 • February 22, 2006, 6–9 p.m., Mesilla Valley Inn, 901 Avenida de Mesilla, Las Cruces, New Mexico; • February 23, 2006, 6–9 p.m., Ranchers Steak House, 606 North California Street, Socorro, New Mexico; • February 28, 2006, 6–9 p.m., Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th Street NW., Albuquerque, New Mexico; • March 1, 2006, 6–9 p.m., Radisson Hotel, 750 North St. Francis, Santa Fe, New Mexico; • March 2, 2006, 6–9 p.m., Espanola Public Library, Richard Lucero Center, 313 North Paseo de Onate, Espanola, New Mexico; • March 8, 2006, 6–9 p.m., Corps Abiquiu Res. Office, 2.5 Mile Highway 95, Abiquiu, New Mexico; and • March 9, 2006, 6–9 p.m., U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, 101 South Craft Drive, Alamosa, Colorado. ADDRESSES: The DEIS is electronically available for viewing and copying at the Corps’ Albuquerque District Web site at: http://www.spa.usace.army.mil/ urgwops/. Alternatively, a compact disc or hard copy is available upon written request to Ms. Valda Terauds, Bureau of Reclamation, Albuquerque Area Office, 555 Broadway NE., Suite 100 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102. Copies of the DEIS are available for public inspection and review at the following locations: • Bureau of Reclamation, Albuquerque Area Office, 555 Broadway NE., Suite 100, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102; • Southern Peaks Public Library, 423 4th Street, Alamosa, Colorado 81101; • Taos Public Library, 402 Camino de la Placita, Taos, New Mexico 87571; ˜ • City of Espanola Library, 405 Paseo de Onate, Espanola, New Mexico 87532; • Albuquerque Main Library, 501 Copper NW., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102; • Santa Fe Public Library, 145 Washington Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501; • El Paso Public Library, Clardy Fox Branch, 5515 Robert Alva Avenue, El Paso, Texas 79905; • Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 East Picacho Avenue, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001; and • Socorro Public Library, 401 Park Street, Socorro, New Mexico 87801. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Valda Terauds, Bureau of Reclamation, Albuquerque Area Office, 555 Broadway NE., Suite 100, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102; telephone 505–462– 3584; facsimile 505–462–3593; e-mail: vterauds@uc.usbr.gov. Ms. April Sanders, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District, 4101 E:\FR\FM\20JAN1.SGM 20JAN1 3324 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 13 / Friday, January 20, 2006 / Notices Jefferson Plaza NE., Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87109; telephone 505–342– 3443; facsimile 505–342–3195; e-mail: april.f.sanders@usace.army.mil. Mr. Nabil Shafike, Ph.D., New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, 121 Tijeras NE., Suite 2000, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102; telephone 505–764– 3866; facsimile 505–764–3893; e-mail: nabil.shafike@state.nm.us. Pursuant to various legal authorities, and subject to allocation of supplies and priority of water rights under state law, Reclamation and the Corps operate dams, reservoirs, and other facilities in the upper Rio Grande basin to: (1) Store and deliver water for agricultural, domestic, municipal, industrial, and environmental uses; (2) Assist the Commission in meeting downstream water delivery obligations mandated by the Rio Grande Compact; (3) Provide flood protection and sediment control; and (4) Comply with existing laws, contract obligations, and international treaties. The Upper Rio Grande Basin Water Operations Review (Review) provides the basis of, and is integral to, preparation of the DEIS. The purpose of the Review and DEIS is to: (1) Identify flexibilities in operation of federal reservoirs and facilities in the upper Rio Grande basin that are within existing authorities of Reclamation, the Corps, and the Commission, and in compliance with federal and state laws; (2) Develop a better understanding of how these facilities could be operated more efficiently and effectively as an integrated system; (3) Formulate a plan for future water operations at these facilities that is within the existing authorities of Reclamation, the Corps, and the Commission; complies with federal, state, and other applicable laws and regulations; and assures continued safe dam operations; (4) Improve processes for making decisions about water operations through better interagency communication and coordination, and facilitation of public review and input; and (5) Support compliance by the Corps, Reclamation, and the Commission with applicable law and regulations, including, but not limited to, the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act. The DEIS addresses water operations at the following facilities with the noted exceptions and limitations: • Flood control operations at Platoro Reservoir (the Review and EIS will wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:16 Jan 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 include only flood control operations at Platoro that are under Corps authority; water supply operations at Platoro are under local control) • Closed Basin Division—San Luis Valley Project • Heron Dam and Reservoir • Abiquiu Dam and Reservoir • Cochiti Dam and Reservoir • Low Flow Conveyance Channel • Flood control operations at Elephant Butte Dam and Reservoir (because of current litigation, water supply operations at Elephant Butte are not included in the Review or DEIS) • Flood control operations at Caballo Dam and Reservoir (because of current litigation, water supply operations at Caballo are not included in the Review or DEIS). Public Disclosure Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home address from public disclosure, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which we would withhold a respondent’s identity from public disclosure, as 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. We 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: January 10, 2006. Rick L. Gold, Regional Director—Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region. [FR Doc. 06–470 Filed 1–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 731–TA–1092–1093 (Final)] Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From China and Korea United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Scheduling of the final phase of antidumping investigations. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping investigation Nos. 731–TA–1092–1093 (Final) under section 735(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) (the Act) to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of less-than-fair-value imports from China and Korea of diamond sawblades and parts thereof, provided for in subheading 8202.39 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).1 When packaged together as a set for retail sale with an item that is separately classified under headings 8202 to 8205 of the HTSUS, diamond sawblades or parts thereof may be imported under heading 8206 of the HTSUS. For further information concerning the conduct of this phase of these investigations, hearing procedures, and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and C (19 CFR part 207). EFFECTIVE DATE: December 29, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Szustakowski (202–205–3188), 1 1 For purposes of these investigations, the Department of Commerce has defined the subject merchandise as ‘‘all finished circular sawblades, whether slotted or not, with a working part that is comprised of a diamond segment or segments, and parts thereof, regardless of specification or size, except as specifically excluded below. Within the scope (of these investigations) are semifinished diamond sawblades, including diamond sawblade cores and diamond sawblade segments. Diamond sawblade cores are circular steel plates, whether or not attached to non-steel plates, with slots. Diamond sawblade cores are manufactured principally, but not exclusively, from alloy steel. A diamond sawblade segment consists of a mixture of diamonds (whether natural or synthetic, and regardless of the quantity of diamonds) and metal powders (including, but not limited to, iron, cobalt, nickel, tungsten carbide) that are formed together into a solid shape (from generally, but not limited to, a heating and pressing process).’’ Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Preliminary Partial Determination of Critical Circumstances: Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China, 70 FR 77121, 77123 (December 29, 2005) and Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Negative Preliminary Critical Circumstances Determination: Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof form the Republic of Korea, 70 FR 77135, 77138 (December 29, 2005). In addition, Commerce excluded these products from its scope: sawblades with diamonds directly attached to the core with a resin or electroplated bond, which thereby do not contain a diamond segment; diamond sawblades and/or sawblade cores with a thickness of less than 0.025 inches, or with a thickness greater than 1.1 inches; circular steel plates that have a cutting edge of non-diamond material, such as external teeth that protrude from the outer diameter of the plate, whether or not finished; diamond sawblade cores with a Rockwell C hardness of less than 25; and diamond sawblades and/or diamond segment(s) with diamonds that predominantly have a mesh size number greater than 240 (such as 250 or 260). Ibid. E:\FR\FM\20JAN1.SGM 20JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 13 (Friday, January 20, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3323-3324]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-470]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[DES-05-80]


Upper Rio Grande Basin Water Operations Review

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Meetings for the 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Upper Rio Grande Basin 
Water Operations Review.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 
1969 (as amended), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), with and on 
behalf of other joint-lead agencies (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
[Corps], Department of Defense; and the New Mexico Interstate Stream 
Commission [Commission], State of New Mexico), has prepared a draft 
environmental impact statement (DEIS) to assess the consequences of 
proposed changes to water operations in the Rio Grande basin above Fort 
Quitman, Texas. The DEIS is programmatic and is not intended to 
authorize specific projects that may also be applied to the upper Rio 
Grande system. It is anticipated that a plan for water operations at 
existing Reclamation and Corps facilities will be developed.
    The DEIS presents alternatives with respect to water operations and 
evaluates the environmental, economic, and social effects of these 
alternatives. Some of the alternatives considered include changing the 
channel capacity criteria at Albuquerque, storage or non-storage of Rio 
Grande water in authorized San Juan-Chama space in Abiquiu Reservoir, 
and operation of the Low Flow Conveyance Channel.

DATES: A 60-day public review period commences with the publication of 
this notice. Comments on the DEIS should be submitted no later than 
Tuesday, March 21, 2006, to Ms. Valda Terauds, Bureau of Reclamation, 
Albuquerque Area Office, 555 Broadway NE., Suite 100, Albuquerque, New 
Mexico 87102. Comments may also be submitted electronically at: http://
www.spa.usace.army.mil/urgwops/.
    The joint-lead agencies will conduct eight public meetings to 
obtain public input on the DEIS. All of the meetings will take place 
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The public meetings schedule is as follows:
     February 21, 2006, 6-9 p.m., International Boundary and 
Water Commission, 4171 North Mesa, El Paso, Texas;
     February 22, 2006, 6-9 p.m., Mesilla Valley Inn, 901 
Avenida de Mesilla, Las Cruces, New Mexico;
     February 23, 2006, 6-9 p.m., Ranchers Steak House, 606 
North California Street, Socorro, New Mexico;
     February 28, 2006, 6-9 p.m., Indian Pueblo Cultural 
Center, 2401 12th Street NW., Albuquerque, New Mexico;
     March 1, 2006, 6-9 p.m., Radisson Hotel, 750 North St. 
Francis, Santa Fe, New Mexico;
     March 2, 2006, 6-9 p.m., Espanola Public Library, Richard 
Lucero Center, 313 North Paseo de Onate, Espanola, New Mexico;
     March 8, 2006, 6-9 p.m., Corps Abiquiu Res. Office, 2.5 
Mile Highway 95, Abiquiu, New Mexico; and
     March 9, 2006, 6-9 p.m., U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Rural Development, 101 South Craft Drive, Alamosa, Colorado.

ADDRESSES: The DEIS is electronically available for viewing and copying 
at the Corps' Albuquerque District Web site at: http://
www.spa.usace.army.mil/urgwops/. Alternatively, a compact disc or hard 
copy is available upon written request to Ms. Valda Terauds, Bureau of 
Reclamation, Albuquerque Area Office, 555 Broadway NE., Suite 100 
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102.
    Copies of the DEIS are available for public inspection and review 
at the following locations:
     Bureau of Reclamation, Albuquerque Area Office, 555 
Broadway NE., Suite 100, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102;
     Southern Peaks Public Library, 423 4th Street, Alamosa, 
Colorado 81101;
     Taos Public Library, 402 Camino de la Placita, Taos, New 
Mexico 87571;
     City of Espanola Library, 405 Paseo de Onate, Espanola, 
New Mexico 87532;
     Albuquerque Main Library, 501 Copper NW., Albuquerque, New 
Mexico 87102;
     Santa Fe Public Library, 145 Washington Street, Santa Fe, 
New Mexico 87501;
     El Paso Public Library, Clardy Fox Branch, 5515 Robert 
Alva Avenue, El Paso, Texas 79905;
     Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 East Picacho Avenue, 
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001; and
     Socorro Public Library, 401 Park Street, Socorro, New 
Mexico 87801.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Valda Terauds, Bureau of 
Reclamation, Albuquerque Area Office, 555 Broadway NE., Suite 100, 
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102; telephone 505-462-3584; facsimile 505-
462-3593; e-mail: vterauds@uc.usbr.gov.
    Ms. April Sanders, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque 
District, 4101

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Jefferson Plaza NE., Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87109; telephone 505-342-
3443; facsimile 505-342-3195; e-mail: april.f.sanders@usace.army.mil.
    Mr. Nabil Shafike, Ph.D., New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, 
121 Tijeras NE., Suite 2000, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102; telephone 
505-764-3866; facsimile 505-764-3893; e-mail: 
nabil.shafike@state.nm.us.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to various legal authorities, and 
subject to allocation of supplies and priority of water rights under 
state law, Reclamation and the Corps operate dams, reservoirs, and 
other facilities in the upper Rio Grande basin to:
    (1) Store and deliver water for agricultural, domestic, municipal, 
industrial, and environmental uses;
    (2) Assist the Commission in meeting downstream water delivery 
obligations mandated by the Rio Grande Compact;
    (3) Provide flood protection and sediment control; and
    (4) Comply with existing laws, contract obligations, and 
international treaties.
    The Upper Rio Grande Basin Water Operations Review (Review) 
provides the basis of, and is integral to, preparation of the DEIS. The 
purpose of the Review and DEIS is to:
    (1) Identify flexibilities in operation of federal reservoirs and 
facilities in the upper Rio Grande basin that are within existing 
authorities of Reclamation, the Corps, and the Commission, and in 
compliance with federal and state laws;
    (2) Develop a better understanding of how these facilities could be 
operated more efficiently and effectively as an integrated system;
    (3) Formulate a plan for future water operations at these 
facilities that is within the existing authorities of Reclamation, the 
Corps, and the Commission; complies with federal, state, and other 
applicable laws and regulations; and assures continued safe dam 
operations;
    (4) Improve processes for making decisions about water operations 
through better interagency communication and coordination, and 
facilitation of public review and input; and
    (5) Support compliance by the Corps, Reclamation, and the 
Commission with applicable law and regulations, including, but not 
limited to, the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered 
Species Act.
    The DEIS addresses water operations at the following facilities 
with the noted exceptions and limitations:
     Flood control operations at Platoro Reservoir (the Review 
and EIS will include only flood control operations at Platoro that are 
under Corps authority; water supply operations at Platoro are under 
local control)
     Closed Basin Division--San Luis Valley Project
     Heron Dam and Reservoir
     Abiquiu Dam and Reservoir
     Cochiti Dam and Reservoir
     Low Flow Conveyance Channel
     Flood control operations at Elephant Butte Dam and 
Reservoir (because of current litigation, water supply operations at 
Elephant Butte are not included in the Review or DEIS)
     Flood control operations at Caballo Dam and Reservoir 
(because of current litigation, water supply operations at Caballo are 
not included in the Review or DEIS).

Public Disclosure

    Our practice is to make comments, including names and home 
addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual 
respondents may request that we withhold their home address from public 
disclosure, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There 
also may be circumstances in which we would withhold a respondent's 
identity from public disclosure, as 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. We 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: January 10, 2006.
Rick L. Gold,
Regional Director--Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region.
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