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Summary: EPA supports BLM’s goal to update the RMP based on emerging issues and changing circumstances and appreciates efforts to address impacts to wetlands, riparian habitat, and water quality, but had environmental concerns about impacts to these resources and the Final EIS should include additional mitigation measures. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20060311, ERP No. D–NPS– J61110–UT, Utah Museum of Natural History, Construction and Operation, New Museum Facility at University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. Rating LO. EIS No. 20060362, ERP No. D–NOA– L91028–AK, Alaska Groundfish Harvest Specifications Project, Establish Harvest Strategy for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) and Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Groundfish Fisheries, AK. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns because the preferred alternative would have greater impacts to target and non-target species than other alternatives, and requested additional information on how environmental justice requirements were met. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20060374, ERP No. D–AFS– J65472–CO, Bull Mountain Natural PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75539 Gas Pipeline, Construct, Operate and Maintain Natural Gas Pipeline, Issuance of Right-of-Way Grant and Temporary Use Area Permits, Gunnison, Delta, Mesa, Garfield Counties, CO. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential adverse impacts to wetlands and riparian areas, vegetation, air and water quality, and off-road vehicle and inventoried road-less area aspects within the pipeline disturbance corridor, and suggests that the Final EIS include additional BMPs that avoid or reduce impacts. Rating EC2. 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Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about potential adverse impacts from increased access to the top of the Roan Plateau, fragmentation of critical winter habitat for mule deer (base of plateau), maintaining areas with wilderness characteristics, and adverse impacts from sedimentation on the Colorado cutthroat. EIS No. 20060396, ERP No. F–NPS– J65442–WY, Grand Teton National Park Transportation Plan, Implementation, Grand Teton National Park, Teton County, WY. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about the NPS’s wetland impairment classification process and potential for adverse impacts to wetlands from the selected alternative. EIS No. 20060398, ERP No. F–AFS– J65460–UT, Upper Strawberry Allotments Grazing, Authorize Livestock Grazing, Hebert Ranger District, Pinta National Forest, Wasatch County, UT. 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EIS No. 20060450, ERP No. F–NRS– B36026–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. Summary: EPA does not object to the project. EIS No. 20060439, ERP No. FS–AFS– K65184–CA, Rock Creek Recreational Trails Project, Updated Information on Habitat Status and Population Trend for the Pacific Deer Herd, Implementation, Eldorado National Forest, Eldorado County, CA. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. Dated: December 12, 2006. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 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EIS No. 20060504, Final EIS, IBR, CA, South Delta Improvements Program, To Improve Water Quality, Water Conveyance, and Fish Habitat Conditions, Central Valley Project, U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit, South Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, Several Counties, CA, Wait Period Ends: 01/16/2007, Contact: Sharon McHale 916–978–5086. EIS No. 20060505, Draft EIS, NOA, 00, South Atlantic Snapper Grouper Fishery, Amendment 14 to Establish Eight Marine Protected Areas in Federal Waters, Implementation, South Atlantic Region, Comment Period Ends: 01/29/2007, Contact: Cristi Reid 301–713–1622 Ext 206. EIS No. 20060506, Final EIS, COE, SC, Charleston Naval Complex (CNC), Proposed Construction of a Marine Container Terminal, Cooper River in Charleston Harbor, City of North Charleston, Charleston County, SC, Wait Period Ends: 01/16/2007, Contact: Nathaniel I. Ball 1–866–329– 8187. EIS No. 20060507, Draft EIS, FHW, UT, South Logan to Providence Transportation Corridor Project, Improvements to 100 East Street between 300 South (Logan) to Providence Lane (100 North) in Providence, Funding and Right-of Way Grant, Cities of Logan and Providence, Cache County, UT, Comment Period Ends: 01/29/2007, Contact: Todd Emery 801–963–0078 Ext 235. EIS No. 20060508, Draft Supplement, STB, TX, Southwest Gulf Railroad PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Project, Additional Information to Proposed Rail Line Construction and Operation Exemption, To Transport Limestone from Vulcan Construction Materials (VCM) Quarry to Del Rio Subdivision, Medina County, TX, Comment Period Ends: 01/29/2007, Contact: Rini Ghosh 202–565–1539. EIS No. 20060509, Draft EIS, SFW, WA, Hanford Reach National Monument Comprehensive Conservation Plan, Management of Monument Resources, Programs and Visitors for the next 15 years, Adams, Benton, Franklin and Grant Counties, WA, Comment Period Ends: 02/23/2007, Contact: Charles Houghten 503–231–2096. EIS No. 20060510, Draft EIS, NRC, MA, Generic—License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, Supplement 29 to NUREG– 1437, Regarding the License Renewal of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, Cape Cod Bay, Town of Plymouth, Plymouth County, MA, Comment Period Ends: 02/28/2007, Contact: Alicia Williamson 301–415–1878. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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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. 20060295, ERP No. D-BLM-J65468-WY, Casper Field Office Planning 
Area Resource Management Plan, Implementation, Natrona, Converse, 
Goshen, and Platte Counties, WY.

    Summary: EPA supports BLM's goal to update the RMP based on 
emerging issues and changing circumstances and appreciates efforts to 
address impacts to wetlands, riparian habitat, and water quality, but 
had environmental concerns about impacts to these resources and the 
Final EIS should include additional mitigation measures. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20060311, ERP No. D-NPS-J61110-UT, Utah Museum of Natural 
History, Construction and Operation, New Museum Facility at University 
of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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

EIS No. 20060362, ERP No. D-NOA-L91028-AK, Alaska Groundfish Harvest 
Specifications Project, Establish Harvest Strategy for the Bering Sea 
and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) and Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Groundfish 
Fisheries, AK.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns because the preferred 
alternative would have greater impacts to target and non-target species 
than other alternatives, and requested additional information on how 
environmental justice requirements were met. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20060374, ERP No. D-AFS-J65472-CO, Bull Mountain Natural Gas 
Pipeline, Construct, Operate and Maintain Natural Gas Pipeline, 
Issuance of Right-of-Way Grant and Temporary Use Area Permits, 
Gunnison, Delta, Mesa, Garfield Counties, CO.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential 
adverse impacts to wetlands and riparian areas, vegetation, air and 
water quality, and off-road vehicle and inventoried road-less area 
aspects within the pipeline disturbance corridor, and suggests that the 
Final EIS include additional BMPs that avoid or reduce impacts. Rating 
EC2.

EIS No. 20060420, ERP No. DS-AFS-F65047-IN, German Ridge Restoration 
Project, New Information on 2006 Land and Resource Management Plan and 
on the Inadequate Effects Analysis, Implementation, Hoosier National 
Forest, Tell City Ranger District, Perry County, IN.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns and recommended the 
FEIS include additional analysis focusing on quantity of habitat types 
affected/created by proposed management activities at the project, 
cumulative impacts, and forest levels. Rating EC2.

Final EISs

EIS No. 20060371, ERP No. F-BLM-J65432-CO, Roan Plateau Resource 
Management Plan Amendment, Including Former Naval Oil Shale Reserves 1 
and 3, Garfield and Rio Blanco Counties, CO.

    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about 
potential adverse impacts from increased access to the top of the Roan 
Plateau, fragmentation of critical winter habitat for mule deer (base 
of plateau), maintaining areas with wilderness characteristics, and 
adverse impacts from sedimentation on the Colorado cutthroat.

EIS No. 20060396, ERP No. F-NPS-J65442-WY, Grand Teton National Park 
Transportation Plan, Implementation, Grand Teton National Park, Teton 
County, WY.

    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about the 
NPS's wetland impairment classification process and potential for 
adverse impacts to wetlands from the selected alternative.

EIS No. 20060398, ERP No. F-AFS-J65460-UT, Upper Strawberry Allotments 
Grazing, Authorize Livestock Grazing, Hebert Ranger District, Pinta 
National Forest, Wasatch County, UT.


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    Summary: EPA's environmental concerns about adverse impacts from 
cattle grazing on riparian habitat and water quality have been 
addressed by the development of a more comprehensive Adaptive 
Management Plan; therefore, EPA does not object to the proposed action.
EIS No. 20060447, ERP No. F-BLM-K08031-00, Devers-Palo Verde No. 2 
Transmission Line Project, Construction and Operation of a New 230-mile 
500 kV Electric Transmission Line between Devers Substation in 
California and Harquahala Generating Substation in Arizona.

    Summary: The Final EIS addressed EPA's concerns with potential 
cumulative impacts to air quality, and compliance with CWA section 404; 
therefore, EPA does not object to the proposed action.

EIS No. 20060450, ERP No. F-NRS-B36026-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.

    Summary: EPA does not object to the project.
EIS No. 20060439, ERP No. FS-AFS-K65184-CA, Rock Creek Recreational 
Trails Project, Updated Information on Habitat Status and Population 
Trend for the Pacific Deer Herd, Implementation, Eldorado National 
Forest, Eldorado County, CA.

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

    Dated: December 12, 2006.
Robert W. Hargrove,
Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities.
[FR Doc. E6-21407 Filed 12-14-06; 8:45 am]
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