Review and Comments From the Interested Public on Draft Programmatic Agreement on the Effect on Historic Properties Due to Project Operations on the Federal Columbia River Power System, 75512 [06-9728]

Download as PDF 75512 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 241 / Friday, December 15, 2006 / Notices project. These alternatives will be further formulated and developed during the scoping process and an appropriate range of alternatives, including the no action alternative, will be considered in the Supplemental Draft EIS. 5. Scoping Process. A public scoping meeting (see DATES) will be held to receive public comment and assess public concerns regarding the appropriate scope and preparation of the DSEIS. Participation in the public meeting by Federal, State, and local agencies and other interested organizations and persons is encouraged. The COE will also be consulting with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, and with the National Marine Fisheries Service under the Magnuson-Stevens Act and Endangered Species Act. 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[FR Doc. 06–9727 Filed 12–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–GN–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Review and Comments From the Interested Public on Draft Programmatic Agreement on the Effect on Historic Properties Due to Project Operations on the Federal Columbia River Power System Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:47 Dec 14, 2006 Jkt 211001 SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with Bonneville Power Administration and the Bureau of Reclamation (together referred to as ‘‘Lead Federal Agencies’’), has released a draft of the Systemwide Programmatic Agreement (PA) under the National Historic Preservation Act. 16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.; 36 CFR 800.14(b). The Lead Federal Agencies (Corps, BPA, and Reclamation) have released the draft PA for the management of historic properties affected by the multipurpose operations of fourteen dam/reservoir Projects of the Federal Columbia River Power System (Libby, Albeni Falls, Chief Joseph, McNary, John Day, the Dalles, Bonneville, Dworshak, Lower Granite, Lower Monumental, Little Goose, Ice Harbor, Grand Coulee, and Hungry Horse) on the Columbia or Snake rivers in the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana pursuant to section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). DATES: Comments are due on Friday, January 19, 2006. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Tribal Affairs—DKT–7, Bonneville Power Administration; P.O. Box 14428; Portland, OR 97293–5884. They may also be faxed to (503) 230–5884 or emailed to comment@bpa.gov. Please include with your comments the title ‘‘Draft FCRPS Systemwide PA’’. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kimberly St. Hilaire, BPA Cultural Resource Manager, (503) 230–5361; Lynne MacDonald, Bureau of Reclamation Regional Archeologist, (208) 378–5316; or, Gail Celmer, Corps Regional Archeologist, (503) 808–4762. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposed agreement has been under development for over 10 years following commitments made by the agencies in Records of Decision in 1997 following the analysis of the System Operation Review Environmental Impact Statement. Agencies found that the Project operations have the potential to adversely affect and may continue to threaten historic properties eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The Lead Federal Agencies developed this draft of the PA in cooperation and consultation with tribes, State and tribal historic preservation officers, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Federal land managing agencies, and other interested parties. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Review and Comments From the Interested Public on Draft 
Programmatic Agreement on the Effect on Historic Properties Due to 
Project Operations on the Federal Columbia River Power System

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

ACTION:  Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with 
Bonneville Power Administration and the Bureau of Reclamation (together 
referred to as ``Lead Federal Agencies''), has released a draft of the 
Systemwide Programmatic Agreement (PA) under the National Historic 
Preservation Act. 16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.; 36 CFR 800.14(b). The Lead 
Federal Agencies (Corps, BPA, and Reclamation) have released the draft 
PA for the management of historic properties affected by the 
multipurpose operations of fourteen dam/reservoir Projects of the 
Federal Columbia River Power System (Libby, Albeni Falls, Chief Joseph, 
McNary, John Day, the Dalles, Bonneville, Dworshak, Lower Granite, 
Lower Monumental, Little Goose, Ice Harbor, Grand Coulee, and Hungry 
Horse) on the Columbia or Snake rivers in the states of Oregon, 
Washington, Idaho, and Montana pursuant to section 106 of the National 
Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

DATES: Comments are due on Friday, January 19, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Tribal Affairs--DKT-7, Bonneville 
Power Administration; P.O. Box 14428; Portland, OR 97293-5884. They may 
also be faxed to (503) 230-5884 or e-mailed to comment@bpa.gov. Please 
include with your comments the title ``Draft FCRPS Systemwide PA''.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kimberly St. Hilaire, BPA Cultural 
Resource Manager, (503) 230-5361; Lynne MacDonald, Bureau of 
Reclamation Regional Archeologist, (208) 378-5316; or, Gail Celmer, 
Corps Regional Archeologist, (503) 808-4762.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposed agreement has been under 
development for over 10 years following commitments made by the 
agencies in Records of Decision in 1997 following the analysis of the 
System Operation Review Environmental Impact Statement. Agencies found 
that the Project operations have the potential to adversely affect and 
may continue to threaten historic properties eligible for the National 
Register of Historic Places. The Lead Federal Agencies developed this 
draft of the PA in cooperation and consultation with tribes, State and 
tribal historic preservation officers, the Advisory Council on Historic 
Preservation, Federal land managing agencies, and other interested 
parties. Comments are now being sought on the draft PA which is 
available at http://efw.bpa.gov/environmental_services/
culturalresources.aspx. The Lead Federal Agencies would appreciate any 
comments from interested members of the public.

    Dated: December 5, 2006.
Randall L. Fofi,
Deputy Division Commander.
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