Withdrawal of Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Baltimore Metropolitan Water Resources Study-Gwynns Falls in Baltimore County, Maryland, 64687 [06-9051]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 213 / Friday, November 3, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Intergovernmental Agreement between the United States Department of the Army and the State of Florida Establishing Interim Targets for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Notice of availability. mstockstill on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Florida are proposing to establish interim targets for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan as required by Section 385.39(c) of the Programmatic Regulations for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. The purpose of the interim targets is to evaluate progress towards other water related needs of the region provided for in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan throughout the implementation process. 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[FR Doc. 06–9048 Filed 11–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–AJ–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Withdrawal of Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Baltimore Metropolitan Water Resources Study— Gwynns Falls in Baltimore County, Maryland Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Baltimore District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is withdrawing its intent to prepare a DEIS for the Baltimore Metropolitan Water Resources Study—Gwynns Falls in Baltimore County, Maryland. The Notice of Intent for the DEIS was published in the Federal Register on July 9, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 132, Page 36038). Negative environmental impacts of the recommended plan are not significant and the Corps has determined that a DEIS is not appropriate. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64687 Mr. Steve Garbarino, Project Manager, Baltimore District, Corps of Engineers, CENAB–PP–C, P.O. Box 1715, Baltimore, MD 21203–1715, phone (410) 962–6134, e-mail: steve.d.garbarion @usace.army.mil; or Mr. Christopher Spaur, Ecologist, same address except CENAB–PL–P, phone (410) 962–6134, email: christopher.c.spaur@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (1) In January 2006, the Project Report for Gwynns Falls and April 2004 Baltimore Metropolitan Water Resources Gwynns Falls Watershed Study Draft Feasibility Report and Integrated Environmental Assessment (report) were made available for agency and public review. The public review period formally ended on March 9, 2006. No agency or public comments were received during the review period. However, the proposed projects had previously been extensively coordinated with resource agencies and the public and were supported by both. The document contains letters of support from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2) The report describes sanitary sewer rehabilitation, stream restoration, wetlands restoration, and stormwater management projects that the Corps and City of Baltimore (City) will construct within the Gwynns Fall watershed. The projects were authorized and partially funded by the Fiscal Year 2006 and Fiscal Year 2004 Energy and Water Appropriations Acts (Public Laws 109– 103 and 108–137, respectively). The 2006 Act states that the City shall receive credit toward its share for work carried out prior to execution of a project cooperation agreement, if the Secretary of the Army determines that the work is integral to the projects. The 2006 Act further provides that the City may also receive credit for any work performed pursuant to a project cooperation agreement and that the City shall be reimbursed for any work performed that is in excess of its share of project costs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy M. Guise, Chief, Civil Project Development Branch. [FR Doc. 06–9051 Filed 11–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–41–M DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Department of Education. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management AGENCY: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Withdrawal of Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Baltimore Metropolitan Water Resources 
Study--Gwynns Falls in Baltimore County, Maryland

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Baltimore District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
(Corps) is withdrawing its intent to prepare a DEIS for the Baltimore 
Metropolitan Water Resources Study--Gwynns Falls in Baltimore County, 
Maryland. The Notice of Intent for the DEIS was published in the 
Federal Register on July 9, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 132, Page 36038). 
Negative environmental impacts of the recommended plan are not 
significant and the Corps has determined that a DEIS is not 
appropriate.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Steve Garbarino, Project Manager, 
Baltimore District, Corps of Engineers, CENAB-PP-C, P.O. Box 1715, 
Baltimore, MD 21203-1715, phone (410) 962-6134, e-mail: 
steve.d.garbarion @usace.army.mil; or Mr. Christopher Spaur, Ecologist, 
same address except CENAB-PL-P, phone (410) 962-6134, e-mail: 
christopher.c.spaur@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (1) In January 2006, the Project Report for 
Gwynns Falls and April 2004 Baltimore Metropolitan Water Resources 
Gwynns Falls Watershed Study Draft Feasibility Report and Integrated 
Environmental Assessment (report) were made available for agency and 
public review. The public review period formally ended on March 9, 
2006. No agency or public comments were received during the review 
period. However, the proposed projects had previously been extensively 
coordinated with resource agencies and the public and were supported by 
both. The document contains letters of support from the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
    (2) The report describes sanitary sewer rehabilitation, stream 
restoration, wetlands restoration, and stormwater management projects 
that the Corps and City of Baltimore (City) will construct within the 
Gwynns Fall watershed. The projects were authorized and partially 
funded by the Fiscal Year 2006 and Fiscal Year 2004 Energy and Water 
Appropriations Acts (Public Laws 109-103 and 108-137, respectively). 
The 2006 Act states that the City shall receive credit toward its share 
for work carried out prior to execution of a project cooperation 
agreement, if the Secretary of the Army determines that the work is 
integral to the projects. The 2006 Act further provides that the City 
may also receive credit for any work performed pursuant to a project 
cooperation agreement and that the City shall be reimbursed for any 
work performed that is in excess of its share of project costs.

Amy M. Guise,
Chief, Civil Project Development Branch.
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