Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplement to the Environmental Impact Statement to Evaluate Construction of Authorized Improvements to the Federal Pascagoula Harbor Navigation Project in Jackson County, MS, 34320-34321 [06-5385]

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[FR Doc. 06–5405 Filed 6–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplement to the Environmental Impact Statement to Evaluate Construction of Authorized Improvements to the Federal Pascagoula Harbor Navigation Project in Jackson County, MS Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), intends to prepare a Draft Supplement to the Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) to address the potential impacts associated with construction of authorized improvements to the Federal Pascagoula Harbor Navigation Project in Jackson County, MS. The DSEIS will be used as a basis for ensuring compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and evaluating the following two alternative plans: ‘‘No Action’’ and widening and deepening to the authorized project dimensions. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Construction of some of the authorized improvements was completed in 1999. Remaining authorized elements which will be evaluated include widening the Gulf Entrance channel from 450 feet to 550 feet wide and deepening the Upper Pascagoula channel from 38 feet to 42 feet deep. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action and the DSEIS should be addressed to Ms. Jenny Jacobson, Coastal Environmental Team, Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, P.O. Box 2288, Mobile, AL 36628 by telephone (251) 690–2724 or e-mail her at jennifer.l.jacobson @sam.usace.army.mil. 1. The March 1985 Pascagoula Harbor, MS Feasibility Report investigated increased widths and depths in the Pascagoula and Bayou Casotte navigation channels. Of the plans initially formulated, five were selected for detailed study along with the ‘‘No Action’’ alternative. All plans considered for detailed study included deepening all the channels in Mississippi Sound to 42 feet and the Entrance channel to 44 feet; widening of the Entrance channel to 550 feet; widening of the Bayou Casotte channel to 350 feet; and providing a 1,400-foot turning diameter turning basin just inside the month of Bayou Casotte. The 1985 Feasibility Report recommended deepening and widening the Gulf Entrance channel to 44 feet by 550 feet from the 44-foot depth contour in the Gulf of Mexico to the bend at the southern end of Horn Island Pass, deepening and widening Horn Island Pass to 44 feet by 600 feet between the bends at the southern and northern ends of that pass, for a distance of about 4 and 1⁄2 miles; reconfiguring the impoundment basin in Horn Island Pass to provide a section within the channel limits 1,500 feet long with a total depth of 56 feet to facilitate maintenance by hopper dredge, and allowing for future realignment of the Horn Island Pass reach as natural conditions warrant. In addition, deepening the Lower Pascagoula channel to 42 feet from the bend at the north end of Horn Island Pass, through Mississippi Sound and into the Pascagoula River, and terminating about 500 feet south of the grain elevator for a total distance of about 10 miles; widening the bend at the junction with the Bayou Casotte channel from the present 150 feet to 250 feet to provide a total width at the bend of 600 feet and widening the bend at the mouth of Pascagoula River by 280 feet to provide a total width at the bend of 630 feet. Finally, widening and E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 14, 2006 / Notices deepening the Bayou Casotte channel to 42 feet by 350 feet from the junction with of the main channel to the mouth of Bayou Casotte, a distance of about 3 and 1⁄2 miles; with additional widening at the mouth to provide a turning basin with a total turning diameter of 1,150 feet, including the channel width; relieving the northern portion of the area between the junction wtih the main ship channel from the present 500 feet to 1,000 feet, and widening the bend at the mouth of Bayou Casotte from the present 50 feet to 100 feet to provide a total width at the bend of 450 feet. A Final EIS for the Designation of an Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site (ODMDS) located offshore Pascagoula, MS was prepared in July 1991. Construction of all phases of the improvements, except for the Entrance channel being widened to 550 feet and the Pascagoula Upper channel being deepened to 42 feet, were completed in 1999. 2. Alternative scenarios to be considered include the ‘‘No action’’ alternative and deepening and widening the federally authorized project to 42 feet deep in the Upper Pascagoula channel and 550 feet wide in the Gulf Entrance channel, respectively. In addition, an array of disposal options are also being evaluated for the new work as well as for the maintenance material including littoral zone disposal, beneficial use, disposal in the existing Pascagoula ODMDS, and disposal in existing open-water disposal sites. 3. Scoping: a. The Corps invites full public participation to promote open communication on the issues surrounding the proposal. All Federal, State, and local agencies, and other persons or organizations that have an interest are urged to participate in the NEPA scoping process. Public meetings will be held to help identify significant issues and to receive public input and comment. b. The DEIS will analyze the potential social, economic, and environmental impacts to the local area resulting from construction of authorized improvements. Specifically, the following major issues will be analyzed in depth in the DSEIS: Hydrologic and hydraulic regimes, threatened and endangered species, essential fish habitat and other marine habitat, air quality, cultural resources, transportation systems, alternatives, secondary and cumulative impacts, socioeconomic impacts, environmental justice (effect on minorities and lowincome groups) (Executive Order 12898), and protection of children (Executive Order 13045). VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:36 Jun 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 c. The Corps will serve as the lead Federal agency in the preparation of the DSEIS. It is anticipated that the following agencies will be invited and will accept cooperating agency status for the preparation of the DSEIS: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, Jackson County Port Authority, City of Pascagoula, and State Historic Preservation Officer. 4. It is anticipated that the first scoping meeting will be held in the July 2006 time frame in the local area. Actual time and place for the meeting and subsequent meetings or workshops will be announced by the Corps by issuance of a public notice and/or notices in the local media. 5. It is anticipated that the DSEIS will be made available for public review in December 2006. Curtis M. Flakes, Chief, Planning and Environmental Division. [FR Doc. 06–5385 Filed 6–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–CR–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy [USN–2006–0026] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice to add systems of AGENCY: ACTION: records. SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy proposes to add a system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. DATES: The proposed action will be effective on July 14, 2006 unless comments are received that would result in a contrary determination. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Department of the Navy, PA/FOIA Policy Branch, Chief of Naval Operations (DNS–36), 2000 Navy Pentagon, Washington, DC 20350–2000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Doris Lama at (202) 685–325–6545. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of the Navy’s notices for systems of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the Federal Register and are available from the address above. The proposed systems reports, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34321 Privacy Act, were submitted on June 6, 2006, to the House Committee on Government Reform, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to paragraph 4c of Appendix I to OMB Circular No. A–130, ‘‘Federal Agency Responsibilities for Maintaining Records About Individuals,’’ dated February 8, 1996, (February 20, 1996, 61 FR 6427). Dated: June 7, 2006. C.R. Choate, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. NM01700–1 SYSTEM NAME: DON General Moral, Welfare, and Recreation Records. SYSTEM LOCATION: Organizational elements of the Department of the Navy. Official mailing addresses are published in the Standard Navy Distribution List that is available at http://neds.daps.dla.mil/ sndl.htm. Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command, 1562 Mitscher Avenue, Suite 200, Norfolk, VA 23551–2488. Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, P.O. Box 64028, Camp H.M. Smith, HI 96861–4028. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: Personnel authorized to use DONsponsored Morale, Welfare, Recreation (MWR) services, youth services, athletic and recreational services, Armed Forces Recreation Centers, DON recreation machines, and/or to participate in MWR-type activities, to include: Bingo games; professional entertainment groups recognized by the Armed Forces Entertainment; DON athletic team members; ticket holders of athletic events; and units of national youth groups such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and 4–H Clubs. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Name; branch of service; home and duty station addresses; home, business, and cell telephone numbers; military/ civilian status; Social Security Number; Unit Identification Code (UIC); travel orders/vouchers; security check results; command contact person; boat and mooring storage agreement; insurance information; contact address; contract, waiver, release, and indemnification agreements; check out and control sheets; bingo pay-out control sheet indicating individual name, grade, Social Security Number, duty station, dates and amount of bingo winnings E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplement to the Environmental Impact 
Statement to Evaluate Construction of Authorized Improvements to the 
Federal Pascagoula Harbor Navigation Project in Jackson County, MS

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

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), 
intends to prepare a Draft Supplement to the Environmental Impact 
Statement (DSEIS) to address the potential impacts associated with 
construction of authorized improvements to the Federal Pascagoula 
Harbor Navigation Project in Jackson County, MS. The DSEIS will be used 
as a basis for ensuring compliance with the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA) and evaluating the following two alternative plans: 
``No Action'' and widening and deepening to the authorized project 
dimensions. Construction of some of the authorized improvements was 
completed in 1999. Remaining authorized elements which will be 
evaluated include widening the Gulf Entrance channel from 450 feet to 
550 feet wide and deepening the Upper Pascagoula channel from 38 feet 
to 42 feet deep.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action 
and the DSEIS should be addressed to Ms. Jenny Jacobson, Coastal 
Environmental Team, Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, P.O. 
Box 2288, Mobile, AL 36628 by telephone (251) 690-2724 or e-mail her at 
jennifer.l.jacobson @sam.usace.army.mil.
    1. The March 1985 Pascagoula Harbor, MS Feasibility Report 
investigated increased widths and depths in the Pascagoula and Bayou 
Casotte navigation channels. Of the plans initially formulated, five 
were selected for detailed study along with the ``No Action'' 
alternative. All plans considered for detailed study included deepening 
all the channels in Mississippi Sound to 42 feet and the Entrance 
channel to 44 feet; widening of the Entrance channel to 550 feet; 
widening of the Bayou Casotte channel to 350 feet; and providing a 
1,400-foot turning diameter turning basin just inside the month of 
Bayou Casotte. The 1985 Feasibility Report recommended deepening and 
widening the Gulf Entrance channel to 44 feet by 550 feet from the 44-
foot depth contour in the Gulf of Mexico to the bend at the southern 
end of Horn Island Pass, deepening and widening Horn Island Pass to 44 
feet by 600 feet between the bends at the southern and northern ends of 
that pass, for a distance of about 4 and \1/2\ miles; reconfiguring the 
impoundment basin in Horn Island Pass to provide a section within the 
channel limits 1,500 feet long with a total depth of 56 feet to 
facilitate maintenance by hopper dredge, and allowing for future 
realignment of the Horn Island Pass reach as natural conditions 
warrant. In addition, deepening the Lower Pascagoula channel to 42 feet 
from the bend at the north end of Horn Island Pass, through Mississippi 
Sound and into the Pascagoula River, and terminating about 500 feet 
south of the grain elevator for a total distance of about 10 miles; 
widening the bend at the junction with the Bayou Casotte channel from 
the present 150 feet to 250 feet to provide a total width at the bend 
of 600 feet and widening the bend at the mouth of Pascagoula River by 
280 feet to provide a total width at the bend of 630 feet. Finally, 
widening and

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deepening the Bayou Casotte channel to 42 feet by 350 feet from the 
junction with of the main channel to the mouth of Bayou Casotte, a 
distance of about 3 and \1/2\ miles; with additional widening at the 
mouth to provide a turning basin with a total turning diameter of 1,150 
feet, including the channel width; relieving the northern portion of 
the area between the junction wtih the main ship channel from the 
present 500 feet to 1,000 feet, and widening the bend at the mouth of 
Bayou Casotte from the present 50 feet to 100 feet to provide a total 
width at the bend of 450 feet. A Final EIS for the Designation of an 
Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site (ODMDS) located offshore 
Pascagoula, MS was prepared in July 1991. Construction of all phases of 
the improvements, except for the Entrance channel being widened to 550 
feet and the Pascagoula Upper channel being deepened to 42 feet, were 
completed in 1999.
    2. Alternative scenarios to be considered include the ``No action'' 
alternative and deepening and widening the federally authorized project 
to 42 feet deep in the Upper Pascagoula channel and 550 feet wide in 
the Gulf Entrance channel, respectively. In addition, an array of 
disposal options are also being evaluated for the new work as well as 
for the maintenance material including littoral zone disposal, 
beneficial use, disposal in the existing Pascagoula ODMDS, and disposal 
in existing open-water disposal sites.
    3. Scoping: a. The Corps invites full public participation to 
promote open communication on the issues surrounding the proposal. All 
Federal, State, and local agencies, and other persons or organizations 
that have an interest are urged to participate in the NEPA scoping 
process. Public meetings will be held to help identify significant 
issues and to receive public input and comment.
    b. The DEIS will analyze the potential social, economic, and 
environmental impacts to the local area resulting from construction of 
authorized improvements. Specifically, the following major issues will 
be analyzed in depth in the DSEIS: Hydrologic and hydraulic regimes, 
threatened and endangered species, essential fish habitat and other 
marine habitat, air quality, cultural resources, transportation 
systems, alternatives, secondary and cumulative impacts, socioeconomic 
impacts, environmental justice (effect on minorities and low-income 
groups) (Executive Order 12898), and protection of children (Executive 
Order 13045).
    c. The Corps will serve as the lead Federal agency in the 
preparation of the DSEIS. It is anticipated that the following agencies 
will be invited and will accept cooperating agency status for the 
preparation of the DSEIS: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, 
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Mississippi Department 
of Marine Resources, Jackson County Port Authority, City of Pascagoula, 
and State Historic Preservation Officer.
    4. It is anticipated that the first scoping meeting will be held in 
the July 2006 time frame in the local area. Actual time and place for 
the meeting and subsequent meetings or workshops will be announced by 
the Corps by issuance of a public notice and/or notices in the local 
media.
    5. It is anticipated that the DSEIS will be made available for 
public review in December 2006.

Curtis M. Flakes,
Chief, Planning and Environmental Division.
[FR Doc. 06-5385 Filed 6-13-05; 8:45 am]
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