The National Environmental Policy Act-Citizen's Guide, 7876-7877 [E7-2854]

Download as PDF rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES 7876 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 21, 2007 / Notices portable toilets. The marina’s sewage disposal hours of operation are 8 am–5 pm, 7 days a week, 12 months per year. Lynnhaven Municipal marina is located along the north side of Long Creek between the West Great Neck Road Bridge and the Lesner Bridge (3211 Lynnhaven Drive, Virginia Beach). The marina currently operates a Chesapeake Bay Marine pumpout system at the building face with a hose that reaches the dock accessible to all boaters. There is a sign for the pumpout posted on the dock and on the building face. The marina also has a dump station at the building face adjacent to the dock for portable toilets. The marina’s sewage disposal hours of operation are 8 am–4 pm, 7 days a week, 12 months per year. Lynnhaven Seafood marina is located along the north side of Long Creek between the West Great Neck Road Bridge and the Lesner Bridge (3311 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach). The marina currently operates a SaniSailor pumpout system on the fuel dock accessible to all boaters. There is a sign on the pump station. The marina also has a dump station adjacent to the dock for portable toilets. The marina’s sewage disposal hours of operation are 6:30 am– 11 pm, 7 days a week, 12 months per year. Marina Shores marina is located on the north side of Long Creek just east of the North Great Neck Road Bridge over the creek (2100 Marina Shores Drive, Virginia Beach). The marina currently operates an Edson pumpout system on the fuel dock accessible to all boaters. There is a sign posted on the pump station. The marina also has a dump station adjacent to the dock for portable toilets. The marina’s sewage disposal hours of operation are 7 am–8 pm weekends, 8 am–7 pm weekdays, May through September, and, 8 am–5 pm October through June. Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club marina is located at the north end of the Bird Neck Point Neighborhood at Bird Neck Point where Little Neck Creek meets Linkhorn Bay (1052 Cardinal Road, Virginia Beach). The marina currently operates a KECO diaphragm pumpout system on the dock accessible to club members only. They also have a dump station adjacent to the dock for portable toilets. The club currently serves approximately one hundred-fifty (150) vessels at this facility. The marina’s sewage disposal hours of operation are 8 am–6 pm, 7 days a week, 12 months per year. There are no draught limitations for vessels at pumpout facilities and dump stations in the Lynnhaven River. All vessels using the facilities have sufficient water to dock at the marinas. There are two bridges within the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:09 Feb 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 Lynnhaven River as well as the Lesner Bridge located at Lynnhaven Inlet. Pumpout facility locations as well as the bridge heights (35 feet) do not restrict accessibility to marinas or pumpout facilities. The facilities are generally concentrated near Lynnhaven Inlet because the watershed becomes dominated by private residences as one travels further away from the inlet. However, transient boats enter the watershed at the inlet and most local boats travel to the inlet facilities for fuel, so the grouping of facility locations does not appear to be an inconvenience. The Commonwealth of Virginia Sanitary Regulations for Marinas and Boat Moorings specifies requirements for facility design and operation. Routine health department inspections and performance tests are performed to ensure that facilities are available and functioning properly. Broken pumpout stations can be reported to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) by calling 1–800–ASK–FISH. These regulations also address treatment of collected vessel sewage from pumpouts and dump stations. In compliance with these regulations, all wastes from marinas within the Lynnhaven River are collected in and transported through the City of Virginia Beach’s sanitary sewer collection system to the Hampton Roads Sanitation District for ultimate treatment and disposal. According to Virginia’s application there are approximately 11,253 vessels operating in the Lynnhaven River on any given day based on Virginia Beach boater registrations, and estimates of the transient boat population, minus the estimated number of registered boats operating in other Virginia Beach watersheds. The VDH marina inspection slip counts indicate only four out of 535 wet slips at commercial marinas with pumpouts in the Lynnhaven River are designated as transient vessel slips. Based on this information, it is assumed that most transient boats are brought in by trailer. Most of these boats would not be of a size expected to have a holding tank. Transient boat counts have been estimated based on boat information given by the operators of the three public boat ramps in the Lynnhaven River. The vessel population based on length is 2,883 vessels less than 16 feet in length, 7,272 vessels between 16 feet and 26 feet in length, 899 vessels between 27 feet and 40 feet in length, and 199 vessels greater than 40 feet in length. Based on the number and size of vessels and EPA guidance for state and local officials to estimate the number of vessels with holding tanks, two pumpouts and four dump stations are PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 needed for the Lynnhaven River. As described above, there are currently six pumpout facilities and six dump stations in the Lynnhaven River. Finding The EPA hereby makes a final affirmative determination that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the Lynnhaven River, Virginia Beach, Virginia. This final determination will result in a Virginia state prohibition of any sewage discharges, whether treated or not, from vessels into the Lynnhaven River. Dated: February 12, 2007. Donald S. Welsh, Regional Administrator, Region III. [FR Doc. E7–2877 Filed 2–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY The National Environmental Policy Act—Citizen’s Guide Council on Environmental Quality. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) developed a Citizen’s Guide to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This is a guide to help citizens and organizations who are concerned about the environmental effects of federal decision-making to effectively participate in federal agencies’ environmental review process under NEPA. CEQ invites comments on the proposed ‘‘A Citizen’s Guide to the National Environmental Policy Act— Having your Voice Heard’’ that is available from CEQ or at www.NEPA.gov in the Current Developments section. DATES: Written comments should be submitted on or before March 30, 2007. ADDRESSES: Hardcopies of the proposed guide can be requested from CEQ. Electronic or facsimile requests for a copy of the proposed guide and comments on the proposed guide are preferred because federal offices experience intermittent mail delays from security screening. Electronic requests and written comments can be sent to NEPA Modernization (Citizen’s Guide) at horst_greczmiel@ceq.eop.gov. Written requests and comments may be faxed to NEPA Modernization (Citizen’s Guide) at (202) 456–0753. Written requests and comments may also be E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 21, 2007 / Notices submitted to NEPA Modernization (Citizen’s Guide), Attn: Associate Director for NEPA Oversight, 722 Jackson Place, NW., Washington DC 20503. Open Session 1. Announcement of Notation Votes; and 2. The E-Race Initiative—Panels of Invited Experts. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Horst Greczmiel, 202–395–5750. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) established a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Task Force and is now implementing recommendations designed to modernize the implementation of NEPA and make the NEPA process more effective and efficient. Additional information is available on the task force Web site at http://ceq.eh.doe.gov/ ntf. The proposed guide, ‘‘A Citizen’s Guide to the National Environmental Policy Act—Having your Voice Heard’’ was developed to explain the National Environmental Policy Act and the various types of environmental analyses federal agencies conduct prior to making federal decisions. In addition to an introduction to NEPA, the Guide explains the environmental impact statement (EIS), environmental assessment (EA), and categorical exclusion (CE) processes federal agencies use to comply with NEPA. The Guide is intended to assist citizens in providing effective and timely input and comments when federal agencies use an EIS, EA, or CE. The Guide recognizes that comments can be the most important contribution from citizens and provides advice on how citizens can get involved in the NEPA process and how their comments can be made effectively. Public comments are requested by March 30, 2007. Dated: February 13, 2007. James L. Connaughton, Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality. [FR Doc. E7–2854 Filed 2–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3125–W7–P EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 9 a.m. Eastern Time. PLACE: Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Conference Room on the Ninth Floor of the EEOC Office Building, 1801 ‘‘L’’ Street, NW., Washington, DC 20507. STATUS: The meeting will be open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES DATE AND TIME: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:09 Feb 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 Note: In accordance with the Sunshine Act, the meeting will be open to public observation of the Commission’s deliberations and voting. (In addition to publishing notices on EEOC Commission meetings in the Federal Register, the Commission also provides a recorded announcement a full week in advance on future commission sessions.) Please telephone (202) 663–7100 (voice) and (202) 663–4074 (TTY) at any time for information on these meetings. The EEOC provides sign language interpretation at Commission meetings for the hearing impaired. Requests for other reasonable accommodations may be made by using the voice and TTY numbers listed above. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Stephen Llewellyn, Acting Executive Officer on (202) 663–4070. Dated: February 15, 2007. Stephen Llewellyn, Acting Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 07–798 Filed 2–16–07; 2:18 pm] BILLING CODE 6570–06–M FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [Report No. 2806] Petitions for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding February 12, 2007. Petitions for Reconsideration have been filed in the Commission’s Rulemaking proceeding listed in this Public Notice and published pursuant to 47 CFR 1.429(e). The full text of these documents is available for viewing and copying in Room CY–B402, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC or may be purchased from the Commission’s copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (BCPI) (1–800–378–3160). Oppositions to these petitions must be filed by March 8, 2007. See section 1.4(b)(1) of the Commission’s rules (47 CFR 1.4(b)(1)). Replies to an opposition must be filed within 10 days after the time for filing oppositions have expired. Subject: In the Matter of Boston Scientific Corporation (ET Docket No. 05–331) Petition for Waiver of section 15.205 of the Commission’s Rules. Number of Petitions Filed: 1. Subject: In the Matter of Unlicensed Operation in the TV Broadcast Bands (ET Docket No. 04–186). PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7877 Additional Spectrum for Unlicensed Devices Below 900 MHz and in the 3 GHz Band (ET Docket No. 02–380). Number of Petitions Filed: 1. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–2897 Filed 2–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [Report No. 2802—*CORRECTION] Petition for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding February 14, 2007. A Petition for Reconsideration has been filed in the Commission’s Rulemaking proceeding listed in this Public Notice and published pursuant to 47 CFR 1.429(e). The full text of this document is available for viewing and copying in Room CY–B402, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC or may be purchased from the Commission’s copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (BCPI) (1–800–378–3160). Oppositions to this petition must be filed by March 8, 2007. See Section 1.4(b)(1) of the Commission’s rules (47 CFR 1.4(b)(1)). Replies to an opposition must be filed within 10 days after the time for filing oppositions have expired. Subject: 1. In the Matter of Amendment of Section 73.202(b), Table of Allotments, FM Broadcast Stations (Port Norris, New Jersey, Fruitland, and Willards, Maryland, Chester, Lakeside, and Warsaw, Virginia) (MB Docket No. 04–409). Number of Petitions Filed: 2. *This is a correction to report #2802, released on December 28, 2006 to include an additional petition which was inadvertently omitted from MB Docket No. 04–409. The dates for filing oppositions will be extended to 15 days from the date of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Replies to an opposition will be extended to 10 days after the time for filing oppositions has expired. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–2904 Filed 2–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 34 (Wednesday, February 21, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7876-7877]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY


The National Environmental Policy Act--Citizen's Guide

AGENCY: Council on Environmental Quality.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) developed a 
Citizen's Guide to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This 
is a guide to help citizens and organizations who are concerned about 
the environmental effects of federal decision-making to effectively 
participate in federal agencies' environmental review process under 
NEPA. CEQ invites comments on the proposed ``A Citizen's Guide to the 
National Environmental Policy Act--Having your Voice Heard'' that is 
available from CEQ or at www.NEPA.gov in the Current Developments 
section.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted on or before March 30, 
2007.

ADDRESSES: Hardcopies of the proposed guide can be requested from CEQ. 
Electronic or facsimile requests for a copy of the proposed guide and 
comments on the proposed guide are preferred because federal offices 
experience intermittent mail delays from security screening. Electronic 
requests and written comments can be sent to NEPA Modernization 
(Citizen's Guide) at horst_greczmiel@ceq.eop.gov. Written requests and 
comments may be faxed to NEPA Modernization (Citizen's Guide) at (202) 
456-0753. Written requests and comments may also be

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submitted to NEPA Modernization (Citizen's Guide), Attn: Associate 
Director for NEPA Oversight, 722 Jackson Place, NW., Washington DC 
20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Horst Greczmiel, 202-395-5750.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) 
established a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Task Force and 
is now implementing recommendations designed to modernize the 
implementation of NEPA and make the NEPA process more effective and 
efficient. Additional information is available on the task force Web 
site at http://ceq.eh.doe.gov/ntf.
    The proposed guide, ``A Citizen's Guide to the National 
Environmental Policy Act--Having your Voice Heard'' was developed to 
explain the National Environmental Policy Act and the various types of 
environmental analyses federal agencies conduct prior to making federal 
decisions. In addition to an introduction to NEPA, the Guide explains 
the environmental impact statement (EIS), environmental assessment 
(EA), and categorical exclusion (CE) processes federal agencies use to 
comply with NEPA.
    The Guide is intended to assist citizens in providing effective and 
timely input and comments when federal agencies use an EIS, EA, or CE. 
The Guide recognizes that comments can be the most important 
contribution from citizens and provides advice on how citizens can get 
involved in the NEPA process and how their comments can be made 
effectively.
    Public comments are requested by March 30, 2007.

    Dated: February 13, 2007.
James L. Connaughton,
Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality.
 [FR Doc. E7-2854 Filed 2-20-07; 8:45 am]
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