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Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 213 / Friday, November 3, 2006 / Notices application allows an interested person to file the competing application no later than 120 days after the specified comment date for the particular application. A competing license application must conform with 18 CFR 4.30(b) and 4.36. p. Notice of Intent—A notice of intent must specify the exact name, business address, and telephone number of the prospective applicant, and must include an unequivocal statement of intent to submit, if such an application may be filed, either a preliminary permit application or a development application (specify which type of application). A notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this public notice. q. Proposed Scope of Studies under Permit—A preliminary permit, if issued, does not authorize construction. The term of the proposed preliminary permit would be 36 months. The work proposed under the preliminary permit would include economic analysis, preparation of preliminary engineering plans, and a study of environmental impacts. Based on the results of these studies, the Applicant would decide whether to proceed with the preparation of a development application to construct and operate the project. r. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene—Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. Comments, protests and interventions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper; See 18 CFR 385.2001 (a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site under ‘‘efiling’’ link. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. s. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents—Any filings must bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’, ‘‘NOTICE OF INTENT’’, or ‘‘COMPETING APPLICATION’’, as applicable, and the Project Number of the particular application to which the filing refers. Any of the above-named documents VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:24 Nov 02, 2006 Jkt 211001 must be filed by providing the original and the number of copies provided by the Commission’s regulations to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. A copy of any motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application. t. Agency Comments—Federal, State, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described application. A copy of the application may be obtained by agencies directly from the applicant. If an agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing comments, it will be presumed to have no comments. One copy of an agency’s comments must also be sent to the Applicant’s representatives. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–18538 Filed 11–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–6680–8] Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental Review Process (ERP), under section 309 of the Clean Air Act and Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act as amended. Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at 202–564–7167. An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental impact statements (EISs) was published in FR dated April 7, 2006 (71 FR 17845). Draft EISs EIS No. 20060365, ERP No. D1–NAS– A12042–00, Mars Science Laboratory Mission (MSL), To Conduct Comprehensive Science on the Surface of Mars and Demonstrate Technological Advancements in the Exploration of Mars, Using a Radioisotope Power Source in 2009 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. Rating LO. EIS No. 20060161, ERP No. D–BLM– L65510–AK, Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Resource Management Plan, from Point Lay to the North Sound and from the Bering and Chukchi Seas East to the Kobuk River, AK PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64701 Summary: EPA has concerns about potential adverse impacts to calving and insect relief habitat from resource exploration and development in the area, and recommends additional management measures and monitoring to ensure compatibility of uses. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20060323, ERP No. D–AFS– L65519–AK, Scratchings Timber Sale Project, Timber Harvest up to Approximately 42 Million Board Feet, Suemez Island, Craig Ranger District, Tongass National Forest, AK Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about stream water quality impacts. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20060330, ERP No. D–NOA– K90032–CA, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS) Project, Establishment of No-Take and Limited-Take Marine Zones, Protection of Sanctuary Biodiversity, CA Summary: While EPA has no objections to the proposed action, EPA believes that Alternative 2 provides greater ecosystem benefits. Rating LO. EIS No. 20060333, ERP No. D–USA– D11039–MD, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Construction and Operation of New USAMRIID Facilities and Decommissioning and Demolition and/or Re-use of Existing USAMRIID Facilities, Fort Detrick, MD Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. Rating LO. EIS No. 20060335, ERP No. D–FHW– B40097–NH, Spaulding Turnpike Improvements Project, Reconstruction and Widening of a 3.5-mile Section from U.S. Route 4 and NH Route 16, US Coast Guard Bridge Permit, NPDES Permit and US Army COE Section 404 Permit, Town of Newington, City of Dover, Strafford and Rockingham Counties, NH Summary: EPA has environmental concerns about potential wetland impacts, and the analyses of air quality and indirect and cumulative impacts. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20060348, ERP No. D–NPS– F60009–MN, Disposition of Bureau of Mines Property, Twin Cities Research Center Main Campus, Implementation, Hennepin County, MN Summary: EPA expressed concerns about environmental remediation issues and coordination on historic resources. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20060285, ERP No. DS–FHW– B40091–ME, Aroostook County E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 64702 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 213 / Friday, November 3, 2006 / Notices Transport Study, New and Updated Information, To Identify Transportation Corridors that will Improve Mobility and Efficiency within Northeastern Aroostook County and other portions of the U.S. and Canada, U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit, Endangered Species Act, NPDES and Section 10 River and Harbors Act, Aroostook, ME Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the potential impacts, and to wetlands and other waters, water quality and air quality, and concerns related to secondary development. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20060359, ERP No. DS–AFS– K65286–CA, Watdog Project, Additional Analysis to Supplement Information, Feather River Ranger District, Plumas National Forest, Butte and Plumas Counties, CA Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about watershed and old-forest wildlife species impacts, and requested additional information on post-project BMP monitoring of water quality Best Management Practices (BMPs). EPA continues to recommend the selection of Alternative D as less environmentally damaging alternative. Rating EC2. Final EISs EIS No. 20060379, ERP No. F–BPA– L08064–OR, Klondike III Wind Project (300 megawatts {MW}) and Biglow Canyon Wind Farm (400 megawatts {MW}) Integration Project, Construction and Operation of a Double-Circuit 230–Kilovolt (kV) Transmission, Sherman County, OR Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. EIS No. 20060394, ERP No. F–BIA– K60036–CA, Elk Valley Rancheria Martin Ranch 203.5-Acre Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino/Resort Project, Implementation, Federal Trust, Elk Valley Rancheria Tribe, Crescent City, Del Norte County, CA mstockstill on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES Summary: EPA’s concerns were addressed in the FEIS; therefore, EPA does not object to the proposed action. EIS No. 20060369, ERP No. FB–COE– K36100–CA, American River Watershed Project, Post Authorization Decision Document, Folsom Dam Raise, Folsom Bridge Project, Proposal to Construct a Permanent Bridge and Roadway across the American River, City of Folsom, Sacramento County, CA Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:24 Nov 02, 2006 Jkt 211001 Dated: October 31, 2006. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E6–18591 Filed 11–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER-FRL–6680–7] Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–7167 or http://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/. Weekly Receipt of Environmental Impact Statements Filed 10/23/2006 Through 10/27/2006 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. EIS No, 20060443, Draft EIS, AFS, AK, Baht Timber Sale Project, Proposes to Harvest Timber and Temporary Road Construction on Zarembo Island, Wrangell Ranger District, Tongrass National Forest, AK, Comment Period Ends: 12/18/2006, Contact: Linda Christian 907–874–7555 EIS No, 20060444, Draft EIS, COE, CA, San Luis Rey Flood Control Project, Operation and Maintenance of the Vegetation and Sediment Management, from College Blvd to the Pacific Ocean, San Diego County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 12/18/2006, Contact: Tiffany Kayama 213–452– 3845 EIS No, 20060445, Draft EIS, NPS, MT, Avalanche Hazard Reduction Project, Issuance of Special Use Permit for the Use of Explosives in the Park, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, Glacier National Park, Flathead National Forest, Flathead and Glacier Counties, MT, Comment Period Ends: 12/22/2006, Contact: Mary Riddle 406–888–7898 EIS No, 20060446, Final EIS, COE , LA, Port of Iberia Project, To Determine the Feasibility of Deepening the Existing Navigation Channels between the POI and the Gulf of Mexico, Portions of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) and Freshwater Bayou (FWB), LA, Wait Period Ends: 12/04/2006, Contact: Nathan S. Dayan 504–862–2530 EIS No, 20060447, Final EIS, BLM, 00, Devers-Palo Verde No. 2 Transmission Line Project, Construction and Operation a New 230-mile 500 kV Electric Transmission Line between Devers Substation in California and Harquahala Generating Substation in Arizona, Wait Period Ends: 12/04/ PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2006, Contact: Greg Hill 760–251– 4840 EIS No, 20060448, Final EIS, TVA, 00, Nolichucky Reservoir Flood Remediation Project, To Identify and Evaluate Ways to Address Flooding Effects of Nolichucky Dam and the Accumulated Sediment in Nolichucky Reservoir on Land and Property Not Owned by the Federal Government, NPDES Permit and U.S. COE Section 404 Permit, Cocke, Greene, Hamblen, Jefferson, Unicoi, Washington Counties, TN and Avery, Mitchell, Yancey Counties, NC, Wait Period Ends: 12/04/2006, Contact: Stanford E. Davis 865–632–2915 EIS No, 20060449, Draft EIS, AFS, ID, Salmon-Challis National Forest, Lost River/Lemhi Grazing Allotments, To Improve Range Condition and Trend, Lost River and Ranger Districts, Salmon-Challis National Forest, Butte, Clark, Custer and Lemhi Counties, ID, Comment Period Ends: 12/18/2006, Contact: Karry Krieger 208–756–5102 EIS No, 20060450, Final EIS, NRS, MA, Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Project, Restore Degraded Salt Marshes, Restore Anadromous Fish Passages, and Improve Water Quality for Shellfishing Area, Cape Cod, Barnstable County, MA, Wait Period Ends: 12/04/2006, Contact: Richard J. DeVergilio 413–253–4351 EIS No, 20060451, Final EIS, CGD, MA, Neptune Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Construction and Operation, Deepwater Port License Application, (Docket Number USCG–2004–22611) Massachusetts Bay, Gloucester and Boston, MA, Wait Period Ends: 12/04/ 2006, Contact: Mark Prescott 202– 267–0225 Amended Notices EIS No, 20060375, Draft EIS, FHW, MT, Miller Creek Road Project, To Provide Safe and Improved Access between U.S. 93 and the Miller Creek Area, Missoula County, MT , Comment Period Ends: 12/06/2006, Contact: Theodore Burch 406–449–5302 Ext. 240, Revision of FR Notice Published 09/15/2006: Extend Comment Period from 11/06/2006 to 12/06/2006 Dated: October 31, 2006. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E6–18589 Filed 11–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[ER-FRL-6680-8]


Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of 
EPA Comments

    Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental 
Review Process (ERP), under section 309 of the Clean Air Act and 
Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act as amended. 
Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of 
Federal Activities at 202-564-7167.
    An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental 
impact statements (EISs) was published in FR dated April 7, 2006 (71 FR 
17845).

Draft EISs

EIS No. 20060365, ERP No. D1-NAS-A12042-00, Mars Science Laboratory 
Mission (MSL), To Conduct Comprehensive Science on the Surface of Mars 
and Demonstrate Technological Advancements in the Exploration of Mars, 
Using a Radioisotope Power Source in 2009 from Cape Canaveral Air Force 
Station, FL

    Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. Rating LO.

EIS No. 20060161, ERP No. D-BLM-L65510-AK, Kobuk-Seward Peninsula 
Resource Management Plan, from Point Lay to the North Sound and from 
the Bering and Chukchi Seas East to the Kobuk River, AK

    Summary: EPA has concerns about potential adverse impacts to 
calving and insect relief habitat from resource exploration and 
development in the area, and recommends additional management measures 
and monitoring to ensure compatibility of uses. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20060323, ERP No. D-AFS-L65519-AK, Scratchings Timber Sale 
Project, Timber Harvest up to Approximately 42 Million Board Feet, 
Suemez Island, Craig Ranger District, Tongass National Forest, AK

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about stream water 
quality impacts. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20060330, ERP No. D-NOA-K90032-CA, Channel Islands National 
Marine Sanctuary (CINMS) Project, Establishment of No-Take and Limited-
Take Marine Zones, Protection of Sanctuary Biodiversity, CA

    Summary: While EPA has no objections to the proposed action, EPA 
believes that Alternative 2 provides greater ecosystem benefits. Rating 
LO.

EIS No. 20060333, ERP No. D-USA-D11039-MD, U.S. Army Medical Research 
Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Construction and Operation 
of New USAMRIID Facilities and Decommissioning and Demolition and/or 
Re-use of Existing USAMRIID Facilities, Fort Detrick, MD

    Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. Rating LO.

EIS No. 20060335, ERP No. D-FHW-B40097-NH, Spaulding Turnpike 
Improvements Project, Reconstruction and Widening of a 3.5-mile Section 
from U.S. Route 4 and NH Route 16, US Coast Guard Bridge Permit, NPDES 
Permit and US Army COE Section 404 Permit, Town of Newington, City of 
Dover, Strafford and Rockingham Counties, NH

    Summary: EPA has environmental concerns about potential wetland 
impacts, and the analyses of air quality and indirect and cumulative 
impacts. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20060348, ERP No. D-NPS-F60009-MN, Disposition of Bureau of 
Mines Property, Twin Cities Research Center Main Campus, 
Implementation, Hennepin County, MN

    Summary: EPA expressed concerns about environmental remediation 
issues and coordination on historic resources. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20060285, ERP No. DS-FHW-B40091-ME, Aroostook County

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Transport Study, New and Updated Information, To Identify 
Transportation Corridors that will Improve Mobility and Efficiency 
within Northeastern Aroostook County and other portions of the U.S. and 
Canada, U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit, Endangered Species Act, NPDES 
and Section 10 River and Harbors Act, Aroostook, ME

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the potential 
impacts, and to wetlands and other waters, water quality and air 
quality, and concerns related to secondary development. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20060359, ERP No. DS-AFS-K65286-CA, Watdog Project, Additional 
Analysis to Supplement Information, Feather River Ranger District, 
Plumas National Forest, Butte and Plumas Counties, CA

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about watershed and 
old-forest wildlife species impacts, and requested additional 
information on post-project BMP monitoring of water quality Best 
Management Practices (BMPs). EPA continues to recommend the selection 
of Alternative D as less environmentally damaging alternative. Rating 
EC2.

Final EISs

EIS No. 20060379, ERP No. F-BPA-L08064-OR, Klondike III Wind Project 
(300 megawatts {MW{time} ) and Biglow Canyon Wind Farm (400 megawatts 
{MW{time} ) Integration Project, Construction and Operation of a 
Double-Circuit 230-Kilovolt (kV) Transmission, Sherman County, OR

    Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action.

EIS No. 20060394, ERP No. F-BIA-K60036-CA, Elk Valley Rancheria Martin 
Ranch 203.5-Acre Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino/Resort Project, 
Implementation, Federal Trust, Elk Valley Rancheria Tribe, Crescent 
City, Del Norte County, CA

    Summary: EPA's concerns were addressed in the FEIS; therefore, EPA 
does not object to the proposed action.

EIS No. 20060369, ERP No. FB-COE-K36100-CA, American River Watershed 
Project, Post Authorization Decision Document, Folsom Dam Raise, Folsom 
Bridge Project, Proposal to Construct a Permanent Bridge and Roadway 
across the American River, City of Folsom, Sacramento County, CA

    Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency.

    Dated: October 31, 2006.
Robert W. Hargrove,
Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities.
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