Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement To Consider Issuance of a Department of the Army Permit Pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for Mingo Logan Coal Company's (Mingo Logan) Proposal To Construct and Operate Spruce No. 1 Mine, Near Blair in Logan County, WV, 16293 [06-3144]

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[FR Doc. 06–3142 Filed 3–30–06; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement To Consider Issuance of a Department of the Army Permit Pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for Mingo Logan Coal Company’s (Mingo Logan) Proposal To Construct and Operate Spruce No. 1 Mine, Near Blair in Logan County, WV Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice. dsatterwhite on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Huntington District, in cooperation with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Office of Surface Mining and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). This DEIS evaluates potential impacts to the natural, physical and human environment as a result of the proposed mining activities associated with Mingo Logan Coal Company’s (Mingo Logan) Spruce No. 1 Mine. The USACE regulates this proposed project pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The proposed activity would involve the discharge of dredged and fill material into waters of the United States associated with the proosed construction and operation of a surface bituminous coal mine. DATES: Submit comments by May 15, 2006. A public hearing regarding this DEIS will be held May 1, 2006 (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). 16:35 Mar 30, 2006 Jkt 208001 Mrs. Teresa Spagna, Regulatory Project Manager at (304) 399–5710 or electronic mail at Teresa.D.Spagna@ Lrh01.usace.army.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Discharges of dredged and fill material into the waters of the United States are regulated under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, with the permitting responsibility administered by the USACE. The proposed project must also address environmental impacts relative to the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (FWCA). In accordance with the NEPA, the DEIS evaluates reasonable alternatives for the USACE’s decision making process. As required by NEPA, the USACE also analyzes the ‘‘no action’’ alternative as a baseline for gauging potential impacts. As part of the public involvement process, notice is hereby given by the USACE-Huntington District of a Public Hearing to be held at the Earl Ray Tomlin Convention Center, in Chapmanville, Logan County, WV, from 7 to 10 p.m. on May 1, 2006. The Public Hearing will allow participants the opportunity to comment on the DEIS prepared for the proposed Spruce No. 1 Mine project. The comments are due 45 days from the date of publication of this notice. Copies of the document may be obtained by contacting USACE Huntington District Regulatory Branch at 304–399–5210 or 304–399–5710. Copies of the Draft EIS are also available for inspection at the locations identified below: (1) Blair Post Office, P.O. Box 9998, Blair, WV 25022–9998. (2) Kanawha County Public Library, 123 Capital Street, Charleston, WV 25301. (3) Logan County Public Library, 16 Wildcat Way, Logan, WV 25601. After the public comment period ends, USACE will consider all comments received, revise the DEIS as SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 3710–08–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 Send written comments and suggestions concerning this proposal to Mrs. Teresa Spagna, Regulatory Project Manager, Regulatory Branch, CELRH– OR–FS, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, 502 8th Street, Huntington, WV 25701. Telephone (304) 399–5710 or electronic mail at Teresa.D. Spagna@Lrh01.usace.army.mil. Requests to be placed on the mailing list should also be sent to this address. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16293 appropriate, and issue a Final Environmental Impact Statement. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 06–3144 Filed 3–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–GM–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Elliott Bay Seawall, WA Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for a proposed seawall rehabilitation project along the Elliott Bay shoreline in Seattle, WA. The seawall, known as the Alaskan Way Seawall, is experiencing significant decay and deterioration, leading to structural instability along the Seattle waterfront and central business district. Seawall structural instability is putting a tremendous amount of public and private infrastructure, development, and transportation linkages at risk of damage due to wave and tidal erosion, and hence potential for undermining and collapse. In addition, the failure of the seawall would result in a high risk to public safety and substantial environmental degradation. The purpose of the proposed rehabilitation effort is to protect the public facilities and economic activities along the Elliott Bay shoreline from storm damages associated with failure of the existing seawall. DATES: Submit comments on the scope of issues to be addressed in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) by April 30, 2006. ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Ms. Aimee Kinney, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, Environmental Resources Section, PO Box 3755, Seattle, WA 98124–3755. Submit electronic comments and other date to aimee.t.kinney@usace.army.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding the scoping process or preparation of the DEIS may be directed to Ms. Aimee Kinney, telephone (206) 764–3634, e-mail aimee.t.kinney@usace.army.mil. E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement To 
Consider Issuance of a Department of the Army Permit Pursuant to 
Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for Mingo Logan Coal Company's 
(Mingo Logan) Proposal To Construct and Operate Spruce No. 1 Mine, Near 
Blair in Logan County, WV

AGENCY: Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
(USACE) Huntington District, in cooperation with U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Office of 
Surface Mining and the West Virginia Department of Environmental 
Protection, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). 
This DEIS evaluates potential impacts to the natural, physical and 
human environment as a result of the proposed mining activities 
associated with Mingo Logan Coal Company's (Mingo Logan) Spruce No. 1 
Mine. The USACE regulates this proposed project pursuant to Section 404 
of the Clean Water Act. The proposed activity would involve the 
discharge of dredged and fill material into waters of the United States 
associated with the proosed construction and operation of a surface 
bituminous coal mine.

DATES: Submit comments by May 15, 2006. A public hearing regarding this 
DEIS will be held May 1, 2006 (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION).

ADDRESSES: Send written comments and suggestions concerning this 
proposal to Mrs. Teresa Spagna, Regulatory Project Manager, Regulatory 
Branch, CELRH-OR-FS, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, 
502 8th Street, Huntington, WV 25701. Telephone (304) 399-5710 or 
electronic mail at Teresa.D. Spagna@ Lrh01.usace. army.mil. Requests to 
be placed on the mailing list should also be sent to this address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Teresa Spagna, Regulatory Project 
Manager at (304) 399-5710 or electronic mail at Teresa.D.Spagna @ 
Lrh01.usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discharges of dredged and fill material into 
the waters of the United States are regulated under Section 404 of the 
Clean Water Act, with the permitting responsibility administered by the 
USACE. The proposed project must also address environmental impacts 
relative to the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act 
and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (FWCA). In accordance with 
the NEPA, the DEIS evaluates reasonable alternatives for the USACE's 
decision making process. As required by NEPA, the USACE also analyzes 
the ``no action'' alternative as a baseline for gauging potential 
impacts.
    As part of the public involvement process, notice is hereby given 
by the USACE-Huntington District of a Public Hearing to be held at the 
Earl Ray Tomlin Convention Center, in Chapmanville, Logan County, WV, 
from 7 to 10 p.m. on May 1, 2006. The Public Hearing will allow 
participants the opportunity to comment on the DEIS prepared for the 
proposed Spruce No. 1 Mine project.
    The comments are due 45 days from the date of publication of this 
notice. Copies of the document may be obtained by contacting USACE 
Huntington District Regulatory Branch at 304-399-5210 or 304-399-5710.
    Copies of the Draft EIS are also available for inspection at the 
locations identified below:
    (1) Blair Post Office, P.O. Box 9998, Blair, WV 25022-9998.
    (2) Kanawha County Public Library, 123 Capital Street, Charleston, 
WV 25301.
    (3) Logan County Public Library, 16 Wildcat Way, Logan, WV 25601.
    After the public comment period ends, USACE will consider all 
comments received, revise the DEIS as appropriate, and issue a Final 
Environmental Impact Statement.

Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-3144 Filed 3-30-06; 8:45 am]
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