Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Neuse River Basin Feasibility Study, NC, 28018-28019 [06-4512]

Download as PDF 28018 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 93 / Monday, May 15, 2006 / Notices Dated: May 8, 2006. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. E6–7292 Filed 5–12–06; 8:45 am] and Community Service, and the Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Nine additional members are appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Senate Majority Leader, and the President of the United States. BILLING CODE 6355–01–P COORDINATING COUNCIL ON JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION Meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. ACTION: Notice of meeting. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Council) is announcing the June 2, 2006, meeting of the Council. 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Dated: May 10, 2006. Michael Costigan, Acting Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. [FR Doc. E6–7355 Filed 5–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Neuse River Basin Feasibility Study, NC Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: Meeting Agenda [OJP (OJJDP) Docket No. 1454] DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: The Neuse River Basin is the third largest basin in North Carolina, encompassing a total area of about 6,235 square miles. The Neuse River originates in north central North Carolina and flows southeasterly until it reaches tidal waters of Pamlico Sound. Water quality in the Neuse River Basin has become degraded from multiple causes, including: Rapidly expanding urban growth with increasingly rapid runoff from storm events; deforestation; expanding high-density livestock operations; and aging wastewater infrastructure. Fish and wildlife populations have suffered declines in diversity and vigor; and waterborne fish diseases have now become apparent, especially Pfiesteria. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, in cooperation with the State of North Carolina Division of Water Resources has initiated the Neuse River Basin Feasibility Study in North Carolina. The purpose of the feasibility study is to develop and evaluate basin wide alternatives to improve water quality, restore anadromous fish passage, wetlands, stream, riparian buffer, and oyster habitat. We will also investigate flood damage reduction. The focus of this study is to identify resource problems, needs, and opportunities and develop solutions. The feasibility study is being carried out under the Corps of Engineers General Investigation Program and is being conducted in response to a congressional resolution adopted July 23, 1997. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action and DEIS can be answered by: Mr. Hugh Heine; Environmental Resources Section; U.S. Army Engineer District, Wilmington; P.O. Box 1890; Wilmington, NC 28402–1890; telephone: (910) 251–4070. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This study will investigate the following alternatives: No action alternative, restoration of wetland and stream habitats as well as riparian buffers which serve as natural filtering systems, oyster habitat restoration, removal or modification of low head dams and culverts to restore anadromous fish E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 93 / Monday, May 15, 2006 / Notices passages, and flood reduction. The final outcome of the study would be a feasibility report and an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which would recommend projects for construction authorization. All private parties and Federal, State, and local agencies having an interest in the study are hereby notified of the intent to prepare a DEIS and are invited to comment at this time. An initial scoping letter dated March 31, 1999 was circulated during the early planning phase of the study. Another scoping letter dated April 26, 2006 was sent out to continue the coordination process and solicit any additional comments on this study. All comments received as a result of this notice of intent and the above mentioned scoping letters will be considered in the preparation of the DEIS. The lead agency for this project is the U.S. Army Engineer District, Wilmington. Cooperating agency status has not been assigned to, nor requested by, any other agency. The DEIS is being prepared in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and will address the relationship of the proposed action to all other applicable Federal and State Laws and Executive Orders. The DEIS is currently scheduled to be available spring 2008. Dated: May 1, 2006. John E. Pulliam, Jr. Colonel, U.S. Army, District Commander. [FR Doc. 06–4512 Filed 5–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–CE–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Availability of Partially Exclusive, Exclusive or Non Exclusive License Department of the Army, U.S. Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announces the general availability of partially exclusive, exclusive or non exclusive licenses under the following pending patents listed under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Any license granted shall comply with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR part 404. DATES: Applications for an exclusive or partially exclusive license may be submitted at any time from the date of this notice. However, no exclusive or partially exclusive license shall be granted until August 14, 2006. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 May 12, 2006 Jkt 208001 Humphreys Engineer Center Support Activity, Office of Counsel, 7701 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22315–3860. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia L. Howland (703) 428–6672. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Title: Embedded Barrier to Fluid Flow. An Electro-Osmotic Pulse (EOP) system is used to dewater structure, both natural and manmade. Preferably, the system employs durable, dimensionally stable anodes affixed to structure in a configuration designed to maximize electrical contact with the structure and minimize electrode gas generation. The anodes and cathodes are attached to a DC power supply that provides a voltage potential between them. DC power is cycled until the structure has been sufficiently treated. Select embodiments employ perforated metal pipes as cathodes for the purpose of transport and drainage of fluids. In select embodiments of the present invention, the cathodes are connected to variable resistors designed to reduce opportunity for corrosion of buried metal objects in the vicinity of the EOP system. Select embodiments employ a pre-specified pulse train of DC voltage pulses to migrate water from under a crawl space while moving available cations in the soil. Select embodiments also protect large structures such as concrete dams. Serial No: 10/421,922. Date: April 24, 2004. 2. Title: Detecting, Classifying and Localizing Minor Amounts of an Element Within a Sample of Material. Minute amounts of material, such as a contaminant, are detected, classified and located using a single procedure that eliminates the need for using complex and sometimes redundant instrumentation setups, multiple (and sometimes overlapping) analytic processes, or both. In one embodiment, a series of processing steps enables one to detect, classify, and localize minute amounts of particular elements, e.g., contaminants, in material being tested. Data sets, suitable for characterizing components of samples at least spectrally and spatially, are collected from at least one uncontaminated sample of material (the ‘‘baseline’’ or ‘‘control’’) and a sample of material under test (MUT) that may contain contaminants. Comparison of these data sets, using the procedures of the present invention, enables ready classification of minute amounts of material in any sample. The present invention may be used for liquids, solids, and gases, with specific application to gels, pastes, hard ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28019 powders, soft powders, films, inorganics, and pharmaceuticals. Serial No: 10/890,844. Date: July 9, 2004. 3. Title: Modular Bullet Trap Cover. A modular bullet trap cover element generally includes a shell filled with a projectile trapping medium, preferably a mixture of a resilient granular ballistic medium and a hydrated super absorbent polymer (SAP) gel. The shell may be made of any of a number of fabric or polymeric materials. In embodiments, the shell includes at least two bags, an inner bag and at least one outer bag, each of which has an open end and a sealed end, connected to one another such that the outer bags may be inverted over the inner bag to cover at least a portion thereof. The modular cover element is formed by filling the inner bag with the projectile trapping medium and then inverting the outer bags to produce a multi-layer shell. In embodiments, the outer bags and inner bag are rotatably connected, permitting the outer bags to be rotated with respect to the inner bag such that bullet holes in the inner and outer bags no longer line up with each other. Several modular cover elements may be fixedly or releasably interconnected, preferably in a mattress-like arrangement, to form a bullet trap cover. Serial No: 10/890,846. Date: July 9, 2004. 4. Title: A Method and System for Treating Contaminants and Odors in Airborne Emissions. A secondgeneration rotating biofilter employing microorganisms in a microbiological film (biofilm) ‘‘mineralizes’’ contaminants, such as VOCs and odoriferous contaminants. Contaminated fluid, such as air from manufacturing processes, is directed radially outward from a perforated pipe through porous foam attached to the pipe. The pipe serves as the axis upon which layers of foam suitable for supporting formation of biofilms are placed. In one embodiment, an octagonal-shaped drum incorporates eight baskets. In each basket, foam is layered outwardly from the pipe in trapezoidal-shaped layers each of approximately 3.8 cm thickness, each layer separated by air gaps of approximately 1.3 cm to prevent clogging. Seven layers in each of eight baskets comprise the octagonal drum. When the drum is sprayed on one side, water soaks the media and it is heavier on that side, thus facilitating rotation of the drum. Further, the biofilms are supplied with moisture and supplemental nutrients as needed. Serial No: 10/911,763. E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the 
Neuse River Basin Feasibility Study, NC

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

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The Neuse River Basin is the third largest basin in North 
Carolina, encompassing a total area of about 6,235 square miles. The 
Neuse River originates in north central North Carolina and flows 
southeasterly until it reaches tidal waters of Pamlico Sound. Water 
quality in the Neuse River Basin has become degraded from multiple 
causes, including: Rapidly expanding urban growth with increasingly 
rapid runoff from storm events; deforestation; expanding high-density 
livestock operations; and aging wastewater infrastructure. Fish and 
wildlife populations have suffered declines in diversity and vigor; and 
waterborne fish diseases have now become apparent, especially 
Pfiesteria. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, in 
cooperation with the State of North Carolina Division of Water 
Resources has initiated the Neuse River Basin Feasibility Study in 
North Carolina. The purpose of the feasibility study is to develop and 
evaluate basin wide alternatives to improve water quality, restore 
anadromous fish passage, wetlands, stream, riparian buffer, and oyster 
habitat. We will also investigate flood damage reduction. The focus of 
this study is to identify resource problems, needs, and opportunities 
and develop solutions. The feasibility study is being carried out under 
the Corps of Engineers General Investigation Program and is being 
conducted in response to a congressional resolution adopted July 23, 
1997.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action 
and DEIS can be answered by: Mr. Hugh Heine; Environmental Resources 
Section; U.S. Army Engineer District, Wilmington; P.O. Box 1890; 
Wilmington, NC 28402-1890; telephone: (910) 251-4070.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This study will investigate the following 
alternatives: No action alternative, restoration of wetland and stream 
habitats as well as riparian buffers which serve as natural filtering 
systems, oyster habitat restoration, removal or modification of low 
head dams and culverts to restore anadromous fish

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passages, and flood reduction. The final outcome of the study would be 
a feasibility report and an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which 
would recommend projects for construction authorization. All private 
parties and Federal, State, and local agencies having an interest in 
the study are hereby notified of the intent to prepare a DEIS and are 
invited to comment at this time. An initial scoping letter dated March 
31, 1999 was circulated during the early planning phase of the study. 
Another scoping letter dated April 26, 2006 was sent out to continue 
the coordination process and solicit any additional comments on this 
study. All comments received as a result of this notice of intent and 
the above mentioned scoping letters will be considered in the 
preparation of the DEIS.
    The lead agency for this project is the U.S. Army Engineer 
District, Wilmington. Cooperating agency status has not been assigned 
to, nor requested by, any other agency.
    The DEIS is being prepared in accordance with the requirements of 
the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and will 
address the relationship of the proposed action to all other applicable 
Federal and State Laws and Executive Orders.
    The DEIS is currently scheduled to be available spring 2008.

    Dated: May 1, 2006.
John E. Pulliam, Jr.
Colonel, U.S. Army, District Commander.
[FR Doc. 06-4512 Filed 5-12-06; 8:45 am]
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