South Delta Improvements Program, Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta, CA, 71188-71189 [06-9601]

Download as PDF 71188 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 236 / Friday, December 8, 2006 / Notices system that we have received your Internet message, contact us directly at the Yellowstone Center for Resources 307–344–2203. Finally, you may handdeliver comments to the Yellowstone Center for Resources in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Our practice is to make comments, including names, home addresses, home phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their names and/or home addresses, etc., but if you wish us to consider withholding this information you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. In addition, you must present a rationale for withholding this information. This rationale must demonstrate that disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy. Unsupported assertions will not meet this burden. 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ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR). sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) have prepared a Final EIS/EIR for the South Delta Improvements Program (SDIP). The SDIP is being pursued to address the needs of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta (Delta) aquatic environment, as well as longstanding VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Dec 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 statewise, regional and local water supply needs. Reclamation and DWR have identified the following objectives and purpose: reduce the movement of San Joaquin River watershed Central Valley fall-/late fall-run juvenile Chinook salmon into the south Delta via Old River; maintain adequate water levels and, through improved circulation, water quality available for agricultural diversions in the south Delta, downstream of the head of Old River; and increase water deliveries and delivery reliability for Central Valley Project (CVP) and State Water Project (SWP) water contractors south of the Delta and provide opportunities to convey water for fish and wildlife purposes by increasing the maximum permitted level of diversion through the existing intake gates at Clifton Court Forebay from 6680 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 8500 cfs. DATES: Reclamation will not make a decision on the proposed action until at least 30 days after release of the Final EIS/EIR. After the 30-day waiting period, Reclamation will complete a Record of Decision (ROD). The ROD will state the action that will be implemented and will discuss all factors leading to the decision. ADDRESSES: A compact disc of the Final EIS/EIR may be requested from Ms. Sammie Cervantes, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento CA 95825, by calling 916– 978–5189, TDD 916–978–5068, or by email at scervantes@mp.usbr.gov. The Final EIS/EIR is accessible at the following Web site: http:// www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/ nepa_projdetails,cfm?Project_ID=316. See Supplemental Information section for locations where a compact disc is available for viewing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sharon McHale, Reclamation Program Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, at 916–978–5086, TDD 916–978–5608, or by e-mail at smchale@mp.usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Final EIS/EIR addresses facilities-related impacts including the effects of project construction and operation on hydrology, water quality, fish resources, recreation, vegetation and wildlife, visual resources, cultural resources, land use, geology, soils, seismicity, groundwater, traffic and circulation, air quality, noise, and public health and safety. Diversion-related impacts include the effects of increased diversions from the Bay Delta and associated changes in Reclamation’s operation of CVP facilities and DWR’s operation of SWP facilities. Project diversions therefore may directly or PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 indirectly affect the Sacramento River, its tributaries, San Joaquin River, its tributaries, and Delta resources including water supply, fish and aquatic habitat, riparian vegetation and habitat, water quality, recreation, visual and cultural resources. The Final EIA/EIR also evaluated potential growthinducing impacts for the CVP and SWP water service areas. An evaluation of cumulative hydrologic and water service area impacts associated with reasonably foreseeable actions is also included. The Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS/EIR was published in the Federal Register on Thursday, November 10, 2005, (70 FR 68475). The written comment period on the Draft EIS/EIR ended Tuesday, February 7, 2006. The Final EIS/EIR contains responses to all comments received and changes made to the text of the Draft EIS/EIR as a result of those comments and any additional information received during the review period. Public meetings to discuss the purpose and content of the Draft EIS/ EIR were held on the following dates and locations: December 6, 2005, in Sacramento CA; December 7, 2005, in Stockton CA; December 8, 2005, in Oakland CA; December 13, 2005, in Visalia CA; and December 14, 2005, in Los Angeles CA. Public hearings were held on January 18, 2006, in Sacramento CA; January 25, 2005, in Los Angeles CA; and January 26, 2006, in Stockton CA. A compact disc of the Final EIS/EIR is available for viewing at the following locations: • California Department of Water Resources, Bay-Delta Office, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. • Bureau of Reclamation, Regional Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825–1898. • Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO 80225. • Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240–0001. • Sacramento Public Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. • Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Avenue, Tracy, CA 95376. • Lathrop Branch Library, 15461 Seventh Street, Lathrop, CA 95330. • Cesar Chavez Central Library, 60 North El Dorado Street, Stockton, CA 95202. • Shasta County Main Library, 1855 Shasta Street, Redding, CA 96001. • Oakland Main Library, 125 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612. E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 236 / Friday, December 8, 2006 / Notices • Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071. • Visalia Branch Library—Main Library, 200 West Oak Avenue, Visalia, CA 932891–4993. Public Disclosure Statement: Comments received in response to this notice will become part of the administrative record and are subject to public inspection. Our practice is to make comments, including names, home addresses, home phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their names and/or home addresses, etc., but if you wish us to consider withholding this information, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. In addition, you must present a rationale for withholding this information. This rationale must demonstrate that disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy. Unsupported assertions will not meet this burden. In the absence of exceptional, documentable circumstances, this information will be released. We will always make submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. Frank J. Michny, Acting Assistant Regional Director, MidPacific Region. [FR Doc. 06–9601 Filed 12–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029–0089 Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing its intention to request renewed authority for the following collection of information: 30 CFR part 702 regarding the exemption of coal extraction incidental to the extraction of other minerals. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of the Management and Budget VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Dec 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 (OMB), and assigned clearance number 1029–0089. DATES: Comments on the proposed information collection must be received by February 6, 2007, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to John A. Trelease, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 Constitution Ave., NW., Room 202—SIB, Washington, DC 20240. Comments may also be submitted electronically to jtrelease@osmre.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the information collection request and explanatory information contact John A. Trelease, at (202) 208–2783 or e-mail at the address provided above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which implement provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), require that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities [see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)]. This notice identifies an information collection that OSM will be submitting to OMB for approval. This collection is contained in 30 CFR Part 702, Exemption for Coal Extraction Incidental to the Extraction of Other Minerals. OSM will request a 3-year term of approval for this information collection activity. Comments are invited on: (1) The need for the collection of information for the performance of the functions of the agency; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the information collection burden on respondents, such as use of automated means of collection of the information. A summary of the public comments will accompany OSM’s submission of the information collection request to OMB. The following information is provided for each information collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control number; (3) summary of the information collection activity; and (4) frequency of collection, description of the respondents, estimated total annual responses, and the total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for the collection of information. Title: 30 CFR Part 702, Exemption for Coal Extraction Incidental to the Extraction of Other Minerals. OMB Control Number: 1029–0089. Summary: This part implements the requirement in Section 701(28) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA), PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71189 which grants an exemption from the requirements of SMCRA to operators extracting not more than 162⁄3 percentage tonnage of coal incidental to the extraction of other minerals. This information will be used by the regulatory authorities to make that determination. Bureau Form Number: None. Frequency of Collection: Once and annually thereafter. Description of Respondents: Producers of coal and other minerals and State regulatory authorities. Total Annual Responses: 120. Total Annual Burden Hours: 535. Total Non-wage Costs: $200. Dated: December 4, 2006. John R. Craynon, Chief, Division of Regulatory Support. [FR Doc. 06–9592 Filed 12–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–05–M DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Solicitor; Public Forum on the Department of Labor Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Improvement Plan Office of the Solicitor (SOL), Department of Labor. ACTION: Scheduling of public forum; invitation to participate and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Labor is scheduling a public forum to seek input from the public on how it might improve the quality and efficiency of the Department’s administration of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This forum is part of the Department’s FOIA Improvement Plan finalized earlier in 2006. Interested persons are encouraged to submit written comments in response to the questions contained in this notice and offer additional suggestions for improving the quality and efficiency of the Department’s FOIA efforts. Attendees are invited to speak on these questions and other related issues at the public forum; those who only wish to observe the forum are welcome to attend as well. The Department’s FOIA Improvement Plan is available at http://www.dol.gov/dol/ foia/ (See link for ‘‘Agency Plan and Report’’). Background: On June 14, 2006, the Department submitted its FOIA Improvement Plan and Report pursuant to Executive Order 13392 (‘‘Improving Agency Disclosure of Information’’). As part of its FOIA Improvement Plan, the Department has been examining various components of its FOIA practices and E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


South Delta Improvements Program, Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay 
Delta, CA

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR).

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and 
the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Bureau of 
Reclamation (Reclamation) and the California Department of Water 
Resources (DWR) have prepared a Final EIS/EIR for the South Delta 
Improvements Program (SDIP).
    The SDIP is being pursued to address the needs of the Sacramento-
San Joaquin River Delta (Delta) aquatic environment, as well as 
longstanding statewise, regional and local water supply needs. 
Reclamation and DWR have identified the following objectives and 
purpose: reduce the movement of San Joaquin River watershed Central 
Valley fall-/late fall-run juvenile Chinook salmon into the south Delta 
via Old River; maintain adequate water levels and, through improved 
circulation, water quality available for agricultural diversions in the 
south Delta, downstream of the head of Old River; and increase water 
deliveries and delivery reliability for Central Valley Project (CVP) 
and State Water Project (SWP) water contractors south of the Delta and 
provide opportunities to convey water for fish and wildlife purposes by 
increasing the maximum permitted level of diversion through the 
existing intake gates at Clifton Court Forebay from 6680 cubic feet per 
second (cfs) to 8500 cfs.

DATES: Reclamation will not make a decision on the proposed action 
until at least 30 days after release of the Final EIS/EIR. After the 
30-day waiting period, Reclamation will complete a Record of Decision 
(ROD). The ROD will state the action that will be implemented and will 
discuss all factors leading to the decision.

ADDRESSES: A compact disc of the Final EIS/EIR may be requested from 
Ms. Sammie Cervantes, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, 
Sacramento CA 95825, by calling 916-978-5189, TDD 916-978-5068, or by 
e-mail at scervantes@mp.usbr.gov. The Final EIS/EIR is accessible at 
the following Web site: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_
projdetails,cfm?Project--ID=316.
    See Supplemental Information section for locations where a compact 
disc is available for viewing.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sharon McHale, Reclamation Program 
Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, at 916-978-5086, TDD 916-978-5608, or 
by e-mail at smchale@mp.usbr.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Final EIS/EIR addresses facilities-
related impacts including the effects of project construction and 
operation on hydrology, water quality, fish resources, recreation, 
vegetation and wildlife, visual resources, cultural resources, land 
use, geology, soils, seismicity, groundwater, traffic and circulation, 
air quality, noise, and public health and safety. Diversion-related 
impacts include the effects of increased diversions from the Bay Delta 
and associated changes in Reclamation's operation of CVP facilities and 
DWR's operation of SWP facilities. Project diversions therefore may 
directly or indirectly affect the Sacramento River, its tributaries, 
San Joaquin River, its tributaries, and Delta resources including water 
supply, fish and aquatic habitat, riparian vegetation and habitat, 
water quality, recreation, visual and cultural resources. The Final 
EIA/EIR also evaluated potential growth-inducing impacts for the CVP 
and SWP water service areas. An evaluation of cumulative hydrologic and 
water service area impacts associated with reasonably foreseeable 
actions is also included.
    The Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS/EIR was published in 
the Federal Register on Thursday, November 10, 2005, (70 FR 68475). The 
written comment period on the Draft EIS/EIR ended Tuesday, February 7, 
2006. The Final EIS/EIR contains responses to all comments received and 
changes made to the text of the Draft EIS/EIR as a result of those 
comments and any additional information received during the review 
period.
    Public meetings to discuss the purpose and content of the Draft 
EIS/EIR were held on the following dates and locations: December 6, 
2005, in Sacramento CA; December 7, 2005, in Stockton CA; December 8, 
2005, in Oakland CA; December 13, 2005, in Visalia CA; and December 14, 
2005, in Los Angeles CA. Public hearings were held on January 18, 2006, 
in Sacramento CA; January 25, 2005, in Los Angeles CA; and January 26, 
2006, in Stockton CA.
    A compact disc of the Final EIS/EIR is available for viewing at the 
following locations:
     California Department of Water Resources, Bay-Delta 
Office, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
     Bureau of Reclamation, Regional Library, 2800 Cottage Way, 
Sacramento, CA 95825-1898.
     Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, 
Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO 80225.
     Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the 
Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 
20240-0001.
     Sacramento Public Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 
95814.
     Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Avenue, Tracy, CA 95376.
     Lathrop Branch Library, 15461 Seventh Street, Lathrop, CA 
95330.
     Cesar Chavez Central Library, 60 North El Dorado Street, 
Stockton, CA 95202.
     Shasta County Main Library, 1855 Shasta Street, Redding, 
CA 96001.
     Oakland Main Library, 125 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612.

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     Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West 5th Street, Los 
Angeles, CA 90071.
     Visalia Branch Library--Main Library, 200 West Oak Avenue, 
Visalia, CA 932891-4993.
    Public Disclosure Statement: Comments received in response to this 
notice will become part of the administrative record and are subject to 
public inspection. Our practice is to make comments, including names, 
home addresses, home phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 
respondents, available for public review. Individual respondents may 
request that we withhold their names and/or home addresses, etc., but 
if you wish us to consider withholding this information, you must state 
this prominently at the beginning of your comments. In addition, you 
must present a rationale for withholding this information. This 
rationale must demonstrate that disclosure would constitute a clearly 
unwarranted invasion of privacy. Unsupported assertions will not meet 
this burden. In the absence of exceptional, documentable circumstances, 
this information will be released. We will always make submissions from 
organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying 
themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or 
businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety.

Frank J. Michny,
Acting Assistant Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 06-9601 Filed 12-7-06; 8:45 am]
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