Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Combined Structural and Operational Plan, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, FL, 3117-3118 [07-280]

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[FR Doc. 07–282 Filed 1–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–GN–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Dam Safety Assurance Evaluation Report, Dover Dam, City of Dover, Tuscarawas County, OH Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Notice of availability. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice replaces the previously published Federal Register notice dated January 9, 2007 (72 FR 958). Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Huntington District has prepared an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to disclose potential impacts to the natural, physical, and human environment resulting from modifications to Dover Dam. This high hazard dam does not conform to current design standards related to stability and sliding during a probably maximum flood. Modifications are proposed so the Dam will meet these standards. DATES: Written comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement will be accepted for 45 days following publication of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact State (DEIS) in the Federal Register anticipated to occur on or before January 26, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send all written comments and suggestions concerning this proposed project to Rodney G. Cremeans, Project Manager PM–PP–P, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:44 Jan 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, 502 Eighth Street, Huntington, WV 25701–2070. E-mail: Rodney.G.Cremeans@Irh01. usace.army.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Rodney Cremeans, Telephone: (304) 399–5170. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1203 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (Pub. L. 99– 662) provides for modification of completed Corps dams and related facilities for safety purposes due to new hydrologic or seismic data or changes in state-of-the-art design or construction criteria. The National Weather Service generalized estimates of Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) were used to develop flood scenarios and guide design criteria for structures such as Dover Dam. These rainfall estimates are considered extreme, with a very low probability of occurrence. However, the worst-case storms associated with the PMP events retain some probability of occurrence. The Corps has determined the dam cannot safely accommodate flooding from theoretical Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) events. The dam is also believed to be unstable against sliding under conditions below the PMF due to known faulting and uncertain foundation bedrock quality. The objectives of the project are to develop the most cost effective, environmentally sound plan to upgrade Dover Dam to meet current hydrologic design standards and to address stability issues associated with inadequate bedrock foundation. The objectives also include protecting project facilities including the adjacent park area and Ohio Route 800. Three alternatives: (1) Raise Dam, (2) Dam Overtop and (3) No Federal Action are evaluated in detail in the EIS. The Raise Dam alternative would allow the dam to safely pass 100% of the PMF through raising the existing nonoverflow sections with concrete parapet walls constructed on the existing dam. To address inadequate bedrock foundation and potential for sliding under PMF conditions, the Raise Dam alternative also includes installation of anchors in the spillway and stilling basin. The Dam Overtop alternative would modify the existing non-overflow section of the dam to withstand overtopping, and also includes installation of anchors in the spillway and stilling basin to address inadequate bedrock foundation. Under the No Federal Action alternative no modifications would be done. The Raise Dam alternative was chosen as the recommended plan because it more PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3117 reliably meets project objectives, minimizes costs, and has the least adverse environmental effects. The Corps invites full public participation to promote open communication and better decisionmaking. All persons and organizations that have an interest in the Dover Dam Project are urged to participate in this NEPA evaluation process. Assistance will be provided upon request to anyone having difficulty with learning how to participate. A public meeting will be held on January 18th at 7 p.m. at the McDonald Marlite Conference Center in New Philadelphia, OH. The public hearing will be announced in advance through notices, media news releases, and/or mailings. Copies of the Draft EIS may be reviewed at the following locations: 1. Dover Public Library, 525 N. Walnut Street, Dover, OH 44622. 2. Tuscarawas County Public Library, 121 Fair Avenue NW., New Philadelphia, OH 44663. 3. US Army Corps of Engineers Muskingum Area Office, 5336 State Route 800 NE, Dover, OH 44662–6910. 4. US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, Room 3100, 502 Eighth Street, Huntington, WV 25701. 5. http://www.Irh.usace.army.mil/ projects/review. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 07–281 Filed 1–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–GM–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Combined Structural and Operational Plan, Broward and MiamiDade Counties, FL Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Combined Structural and Operational Plan (CSOP) for the Central and Southern Florida Project, WCA–3A and B and the South Dade Conveyance System. The study is a cooperative effort between the Corps, Everglades National Park (ENP), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 3118 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 24, 2007 / Notices CSOP is an integrated structural and operational plan for two modifications of the Central and South Florida (C&SF) Project: the Modified Water Deliveries to ENP (MWD) Project and the Canal– 111 (C–111) Project. The objective of CSOP is to define the operations for these projects in a manner consistent with their respective project purposes. ADDRESSES: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Planning Division, Environmental Branch, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232–0019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ernest Clarke at (904) 232–1199 or email at ernest.clarke@saj02.usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: a. Authorization: The MWD General Design Memorandum (GDM) and EIS was completed 1992, in response to the ENP Protection and Expansion Act of 1989. The C–111 General Reevaluation Report (GRR) with integrated EIS was approved in 1994 and the C–111 project was authorized in the Water Resources Development Act of 1996. b. Study Area: The study area is located in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, FL, and includes Water Conservation Area 3, ENP and other areas designated in previous Corps’ reports: 1992 MWD GDM and 1994 C– 111 GRR. c. Project Scope: The objective of CSOP is to define the operations for the MWD and C–111 projects in a manner consistent with their respective purposes. The primary goal of the MWD project is to construct structural modifications to the original C&SF project and define their operations to allow for ecosystem restoration through improved water deliveries to Shark River Slough in ENP. The primary goal of the C–111 project modifications is to allow the restoration of habitat in Taylor Slough and the eastern panhandle of ENP through new water management operations. Refinements to the authorized structural improvements for the C–111 project are being addressed in a separate engineering report. The scope of the current effort includes developing the evaluating alternative plans for achieving MWD and C–111 project goals. d. Alternatives: Alternatives to be discussed involve various ways to convey water through the C&SF system. Alternatives will involve alteration of the management of existing C&SF features as well of structural modifications to MWD features that have been congressionally authorized but not built. The evaluation of the alternatives and selection of a recommended plan will be documented VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:44 Jan 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 in the DEIS. The alternative plans will be reviewed under provisions of appropriate laws and regulations, including the Endangered Species Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, Clean Water Act, and Farmland Protection Policy Act. e. Issues: The DEIS will address the following issues: the relation between this project and related projects including MWD, C–111, IOP, and 8.5 SMA; impacts to aquatic and wetland habitats; water flows; hazardous and toxic waste; water quality; flood protection; aesthetics and recreation; fish and wildlife resources, including protected species; cultural resources; and other impacts identified through scoping, public involvement and interagency coordination. f. Public Involvement: A scoping meeting is not anticipated. A Public meeting will be held after release of the Draft RGRR/SEIS; the exact location, date, and times will be announced in a public notice and local newspapers. g. DSEIS Preparation: The DEIS is expected to be available for public review in the 3rd quarter of CY 2007. Branda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 07–280 Filed 1–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–AJ–M DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 26, 2007. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 15 (Wednesday, January 24, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3117-3118]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-280]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the 
Combined Structural and Operational Plan, Broward and Miami-Dade 
Counties, FL

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

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
(Corps), intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement 
(DEIS) for the Combined Structural and Operational Plan (CSOP) for the 
Central and Southern Florida Project, WCA-3A and B and the South Dade 
Conveyance System. The study is a cooperative effort between the Corps, 
Everglades National Park (ENP), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), 
and South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).

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CSOP is an integrated structural and operational plan for two 
modifications of the Central and South Florida (C&SF) Project: the 
Modified Water Deliveries to ENP (MWD) Project and the Canal-111 (C-
111) Project. The objective of CSOP is to define the operations for 
these projects in a manner consistent with their respective project 
purposes.

ADDRESSES: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Planning Division, 
Environmental Branch, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ernest Clarke at (904) 232-1199 or 
e-mail at ernest.clarke@saj02.usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: a. Authorization: The MWD General Design 
Memorandum (GDM) and EIS was completed 1992, in response to the ENP 
Protection and Expansion Act of 1989. The C-111 General Reevaluation 
Report (GRR) with integrated EIS was approved in 1994 and the C-111 
project was authorized in the Water Resources Development Act of 1996.
    b. Study Area: The study area is located in Broward and Miami-Dade 
Counties, FL, and includes Water Conservation Area 3, ENP and other 
areas designated in previous Corps' reports: 1992 MWD GDM and 1994 C-
111 GRR.
    c. Project Scope: The objective of CSOP is to define the operations 
for the MWD and C-111 projects in a manner consistent with their 
respective purposes. The primary goal of the MWD project is to 
construct structural modifications to the original C&SF project and 
define their operations to allow for ecosystem restoration through 
improved water deliveries to Shark River Slough in ENP. The primary 
goal of the C-111 project modifications is to allow the restoration of 
habitat in Taylor Slough and the eastern panhandle of ENP through new 
water management operations. Refinements to the authorized structural 
improvements for the C-111 project are being addressed in a separate 
engineering report. The scope of the current effort includes developing 
the evaluating alternative plans for achieving MWD and C-111 project 
goals.
    d. Alternatives: Alternatives to be discussed involve various ways 
to convey water through the C&SF system. Alternatives will involve 
alteration of the management of existing C&SF features as well of 
structural modifications to MWD features that have been congressionally 
authorized but not built. The evaluation of the alternatives and 
selection of a recommended plan will be documented in the DEIS. The 
alternative plans will be reviewed under provisions of appropriate laws 
and regulations, including the Endangered Species Act, Fish and 
Wildlife Coordination Act, Clean Water Act, and Farmland Protection 
Policy Act.
    e. Issues: The DEIS will address the following issues: the relation 
between this project and related projects including MWD, C-111, IOP, 
and 8.5 SMA; impacts to aquatic and wetland habitats; water flows; 
hazardous and toxic waste; water quality; flood protection; aesthetics 
and recreation; fish and wildlife resources, including protected 
species; cultural resources; and other impacts identified through 
scoping, public involvement and interagency coordination.
    f. Public Involvement: A scoping meeting is not anticipated. A 
Public meeting will be held after release of the Draft RGRR/SEIS; the 
exact location, date, and times will be announced in a public notice 
and local newspapers.
    g. DSEIS Preparation: The DEIS is expected to be available for 
public review in the 3rd quarter of CY 2007.

Branda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 07-280 Filed 1-23-07; 8:45 am]
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