Final Environmental Impact Statement for Clean Water Coalition Systems Conveyance and Operations Program Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Clark County, NV; Notice of Availability, 10256-10257 [07-1049]

Download as PDF 10256 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 44 / Wednesday, March 7, 2007 / Notices CFR 51.3. Following termination of the prior concession contract at Great Island Camps on December 31, 2004, the National Park Service awarded a temporary concession contract to Morris Marina Kabin Kamps and Ferry Service, Inc., on May 15, 2005, that expires on December 31, 2006. A new concession contract cannot be awarded in time to avoid the interruption of visitor services during the 2007 operating season. The National Park Service has taken all reasonable and necessary steps to consider alternatives to avoid interruption of visitor services, and has determined that this award is necessary to avoid interruption of visitor services. This action is issued pursuant to 36 CFR 51.24(a). This is not a request for proposals and no prospectus is being issued at this time. The Director intends to issue a prospectus in 2007 to allow the competitive award of a long-term concession contract that will be effective prior to the 2008 season for visitor reservations and cabin rental in the Great Island cabin area on South Core Banks (Banks), Cape Lookout National Seashore and ferry service to and from the community of Davis, North Carolina to the Banks. You may be placed on a mailing list for receiving information regarding the prospectus by sending a written request to the above address. Dated: February 20, 2007. Katherine H. Stevenson, Assistant Director, Business Services. [FR Doc. 07–1051 Filed 3–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–53–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Bureau of Reclamation Final Environmental Impact Statement for Clean Water Coalition Systems Conveyance and Operations Program Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Clark County, NV; Notice of Availability Pursuant to § 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the corresponding Council of Environmental Quality implementing regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), the National Park Service and Bureau of Reclamation, as lead agencies for the Department of Interior, announce the availability of the Clean Water Coalition Systems Conveyance and Operations Program (SCOP) Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS). The SCOP Final EIS completes the evaluation of potential environmental impacts associated with a proposed pipeline sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Mar 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 alternative, two additional pipeline alternatives, and the baseline No Action alternative (and also presents a Process Improvements option derived from the No Action Alternative). The purpose of implementing the proposal is to put into operation a treatment and conveyance system that will allow for flexible management of wastewater flow in the Las Vegas Valley, while maintaining water quality standards. Clark County, Nevada is one of the fastest growing counties in the U.S., with a projected population in the area of approximately 3,130,000 by 2035. The quantity of effluent treated and discharged in the Las Vegas Valley will increase with the Valley populations. The treatment and conveyance facilities must accommodate the additional flows while continuing to meet current or future water quality standards for Las Vegas Wash and Bay, and Lake Mead. The Final EIS evaluates effects of the alternatives on both visitor experience and park resources including: surface water hydrology, groundwater, water quality, biological resources/endangered species, cultural resources, recreation, land use, air quality, noise, socioeconomics, and other appropriate resource issues identified during the public scoping phase. An impairment analysis was also completed by the National Park Service (NPS) for the portion of the proposed actions that would impinge upon this unit of the National Park System. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the Final EIS may be obtained by contacting the SCOP EIS Project Manager, PBS&J, 2270 Corporate Circle, Suite 100, Henderson, NV 89074 (or emailing to eis@cleanwatercoalition.com). The Final EIS will also be made available at public libraries in the following locations: Nevada: Boulder City Library, Las Vegas Public Library, Searchlight Library, Community College of Southern Nevada, Sahara West Library, Mesquite Library, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, James I. Gibson Library, Clark County Library, James R. Dickinson Library, Moapa Valley Library, Green Valley Library, Sunrise Public Library, Laughlin Library. Arizona: Burton Barr Central Library, Tempe Public Library, University of Arizona Library, Meadview Community Library, Mohave County Library. Utah: Washington County Library. California: Environmental Services Library in San Diego, Palm Springs Public Library. Finally, the document will also be available via the Internet at http:// www.cleanwatercoalition.com and http://www.nps.gov/lame/docs.html. PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 For questions concerning release of the Final EIS, please contact: Mr. Michael Boyles, National Park Service, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005, telephone (702) 293–8978; or Mr. Anthony Vigil (LC–2621), Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 61470, Boulder City, NV 89006–1470, telephone (702) 293–8674. Please note that all information received in support of preparing the EIS becomes part of the public record. Our practice is to make comments, including names, home addresses, home phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of respondents, available for public review. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Public Involvement and Other Agency Coordination: The NPS, along with the Bureau of Reclamation, began the conservation planning and environmental impact analysis process for SCOP in 2002. The Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an EIS was published in the Federal Register on July 26, 2002. In addition to the NOI, notices were published in local and regional newspapers announcing public scoping meetings, which were held in August of 2002 in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV, Kingman and Phoenix, AZ, and San Diego and Palm Springs, CA. Postcards including a brief description of the proposed project and the locations and dates of the public meetings were mailed to all interested parties in Nevada, Arizona, and California. The Draft EIS was released for public review (and also distributed to the area libraries listed above) in late September 2005; the EPA’s announcement of availability of the Draft EIS was noticed in the Federal Register on October 7, 2005. Nine public comment meetings were held during October, 2005 in the same cities in which the initial public scoping sessions were conducted. The public comment period on the Draft EIS ended December 6, 2005. Over 500 oral and written comments were received. The Final EIS contains responses to all comments received and incorporates additional information obtained during the review period. Implementation of SCOP will require a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which regulates construction and dredging of navigable waters of the E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 44 / Wednesday, March 7, 2007 / Notices U.S. It will also require a right-of-way permit from the Bureau of Land Management for those portions of the alignment which cross lands under that agency’s jurisdiction. Coordination with Native Americans occured in 2002 and 2004. Consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act is in process, as are consultations under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Proposal and Alternatives: The SCOP Final EIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts associated with three pipeline alternatives, a Process Improvements Alternative, and the NoAction Alternative (the three pipeline alternatives and No Action alternatives were presented in the Draft EIS). The Boulder Islands North Alternative is the ‘‘environmentally preferred’’ alternative and remains the ‘‘agency preferred’’ alternative. However, based on public comments, the pipeline alternatives have been slightly modified and the Process Improvements Alternative has been added. The pipeline alternatives have been revised to limit the total phosphorus loading discharged to Lake Mead and the Las Vegas Wash to not exceed the current wasteload allocation of 334 pounds per day on an average annual basis during ordinary conditions. In addition, details regarding the Boulder Basin Adaptive Management Plan have been included in the description of the pipeline alternatives. The Process Improvements Alternative has been added to the EIS. Although the Process Improvements Alternative meets the definition of ‘‘No Action’’ described in CEQ’s Forty Questions, and is considered an extension of the original ‘‘No Action’’ alternative, it is analyzed and presented in the Final EIS as a separate alternative at the request of the public. Additions to the EIS resulting from public comments also include sections addressing the potential impacts to downstream users; a more extensive review of the studies and literature that are available regarding endocrine disrupting chemicals and pharmaceuticals and personal care products, and a discussion of the treatment capabilities of the plants and the effectiveness in removal of these substances; and a description of the destratification of Lake Mead and its effect on water quality. Decision Process: The National Park Service and Bureau of Reclamation will prepare separate Records of Decision no sooner than 30 days following publication of the Environmental Protection Agency’s notice of VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Mar 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 availability in the Federal Register. Following approval of the selected actions, the officials responsible for implementation are the Superintendent, Lake Mead National Recreational Area and the Regional Director, Lower Colorado Region, Bureau of Reclamation. Dated: November 14, 2006. Robert Walsh, Acting Regional Director, Lower Colorado Region, Bureau of Reclamation. Dated: November 20, 2006. Jonathan B. Jarvis, Regional Director, Pacific West Region, National Park Service. Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the Federal Register on March 2, 2007. [FR Doc. 07–1049 Filed 3–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–A7–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Agency Form Submitted for OMB Review United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: In accordance with the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Commission has submitted a request for emergency processing for review and clearance of questionnaires to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The Commission has requested OMB approval of this submission by COB March 15, 2007. AGENCY: March 1, 2007. Purpose of Information Collection: The forms are for use by the Commission in connection with investigation No. 332–479, Certain Textile Articles: Performance Outerwear, instituted under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)) at the request of the House Committee on Ways and Means. The Commission expects to deliver its report to the Committee by July 25, 2007. Summary of Proposal: (1) Number of forms submitted: two. (2) Title of form: Questionnaire for U.S. Producers of Performance Outerwear Jackets and Pants; Questionnaire for U.S. Producers of Fabrics for Use in Performance Outerwear Jackets and Pants. (3) Type of request: New. (4) Frequency of use: Single data gathering, scheduled for 2007. (5) Description of respondents: U.S. firms that produce performance EFFECTIVE DATE: PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10257 outerwear jackets and pants, and U.S. firms that produce the fabrics used in performance outerwear jackets and pants. (6) Estimated number of respondents: 116 (Producer outerwear questionnaire). 17 (Producer fabric questionnaire). (7) Estimated total number of hours for all respondents combined to complete the forms: 832 hours. (8) Information obtained from the form that qualifies as confidential business information will be so treated by the Commission and not disclosed in a manner that would reveal the individual operations of a firm. Additional Information or Comment: Copies of the forms and supporting documents may be obtained from the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.usitc.gov/ind_econ_ana/ research_ana/Ongoing_Inv.htm, or from Kimberlie Freund, Co-Project Leader (202–708–5402; kimberlie.freund@usitc.gov) or Heidi Colby-Oizumi, Co-Project Leader, (202– 205–3391; heidi.colby@usitc.gov), of the Office of Industries. Comments about the proposals should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Room 10102 (Docket Library), Washington, DC 20503, ATTENTION: Docket Librarian. All comments should be specific, indicating which part of the questionnaire is objectionable, describing the concern in detail, and including specific suggested revisions or language changes. Copies of any comments should be provided to Robert Rogowsky, Director, Office of Operations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, who is the Commission’s designated Senior Official under the Paperwork Reduction Act. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Secretary at 202– 205–2000. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting our TTD terminal (telephone no. 202– 205–1810). General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). Issued: March 1, 2007. By order of the Commission. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E7–4013 Filed 3–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Bureau of Reclamation


Final Environmental Impact Statement for Clean Water Coalition 
Systems Conveyance and Operations Program Lake Mead National Recreation 
Area, Clark County, NV; Notice of Availability

SUMMARY: Pursuant to Sec.  102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 and the corresponding Council of Environmental 
Quality implementing regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), the National 
Park Service and Bureau of Reclamation, as lead agencies for the 
Department of Interior, announce the availability of the Clean Water 
Coalition Systems Conveyance and Operations Program (SCOP) Final 
Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS). The SCOP Final EIS 
completes the evaluation of potential environmental impacts associated 
with a proposed pipeline alternative, two additional pipeline 
alternatives, and the baseline No Action alternative (and also presents 
a Process Improvements option derived from the No Action Alternative). 
The purpose of implementing the proposal is to put into operation a 
treatment and conveyance system that will allow for flexible management 
of wastewater flow in the Las Vegas Valley, while maintaining water 
quality standards. Clark County, Nevada is one of the fastest growing 
counties in the U.S., with a projected population in the area of 
approximately 3,130,000 by 2035. The quantity of effluent treated and 
discharged in the Las Vegas Valley will increase with the Valley 
populations. The treatment and conveyance facilities must accommodate 
the additional flows while continuing to meet current or future water 
quality standards for Las Vegas Wash and Bay, and Lake Mead.
    The Final EIS evaluates effects of the alternatives on both visitor 
experience and park resources including: surface water hydrology, 
groundwater, water quality, biological resources/endangered species, 
cultural resources, recreation, land use, air quality, noise, 
socioeconomics, and other appropriate resource issues identified during 
the public scoping phase. An impairment analysis was also completed by 
the National Park Service (NPS) for the portion of the proposed actions 
that would impinge upon this unit of the National Park System.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the Final EIS may be obtained by 
contacting the SCOP EIS Project Manager, PBS&J, 2270 Corporate Circle, 
Suite 100, Henderson, NV 89074 (or e-mailing to 
eis@cleanwatercoalition.com). The Final EIS will also be made available 
at public libraries in the following locations: Nevada: Boulder City 
Library, Las Vegas Public Library, Searchlight Library, Community 
College of Southern Nevada, Sahara West Library, Mesquite Library, 
University of Nevada-Las Vegas, James I. Gibson Library, Clark County 
Library, James R. Dickinson Library, Moapa Valley Library, Green Valley 
Library, Sunrise Public Library, Laughlin Library. Arizona: Burton Barr 
Central Library, Tempe Public Library, University of Arizona Library, 
Meadview Community Library, Mohave County Library. Utah: Washington 
County Library. California: Environmental Services Library in San 
Diego, Palm Springs Public Library. Finally, the document will also be 
available via the Internet at http://www.cleanwatercoalition.com and 
http://www.nps.gov/lame/docs.html. For questions concerning release of 
the Final EIS, please contact: Mr. Michael Boyles, National Park 
Service, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 601 Nevada Way, Boulder 
City, NV 89005, telephone (702) 293-8978; or Mr. Anthony Vigil (LC-
2621), Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 61470, Boulder City, NV 89006-
1470, telephone (702) 293-8674.
    Please note that all information received in support of preparing 
the EIS becomes part of the public record. Our practice is to make 
comments, including names, home addresses, home phone numbers, and e-
mail addresses of respondents, available for public review. Before 
including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal 
identifying information in your comment--including your personal 
identifying information--may be made publicly available at any time. 
While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.
    Public Involvement and Other Agency Coordination: The NPS, along 
with the Bureau of Reclamation, began the conservation planning and 
environmental impact analysis process for SCOP in 2002. The Notice of 
Intent (NOI) to prepare an EIS was published in the Federal Register on 
July 26, 2002. In addition to the NOI, notices were published in local 
and regional newspapers announcing public scoping meetings, which were 
held in August of 2002 in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV, Kingman and 
Phoenix, AZ, and San Diego and Palm Springs, CA. Postcards including a 
brief description of the proposed project and the locations and dates 
of the public meetings were mailed to all interested parties in Nevada, 
Arizona, and California. The Draft EIS was released for public review 
(and also distributed to the area libraries listed above) in late 
September 2005; the EPA's announcement of availability of the Draft EIS 
was noticed in the Federal Register on October 7, 2005. Nine public 
comment meetings were held during October, 2005 in the same cities in 
which the initial public scoping sessions were conducted. The public 
comment period on the Draft EIS ended December 6, 2005. Over 500 oral 
and written comments were received. The Final EIS contains responses to 
all comments received and incorporates additional information obtained 
during the review period.
    Implementation of SCOP will require a permit from the U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers, which regulates construction and dredging of 
navigable waters of the

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U.S. It will also require a right-of-way permit from the Bureau of Land 
Management for those portions of the alignment which cross lands under 
that agency's jurisdiction. Coordination with Native Americans occured 
in 2002 and 2004. Consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act is in process, as are 
consultations under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation 
Act.
    Proposal and Alternatives: The SCOP Final EIS evaluates the 
potential environmental impacts associated with three pipeline 
alternatives, a Process Improvements Alternative, and the No-Action 
Alternative (the three pipeline alternatives and No Action alternatives 
were presented in the Draft EIS). The Boulder Islands North Alternative 
is the ``environmentally preferred'' alternative and remains the 
``agency preferred'' alternative. However, based on public comments, 
the pipeline alternatives have been slightly modified and the Process 
Improvements Alternative has been added.
    The pipeline alternatives have been revised to limit the total 
phosphorus loading discharged to Lake Mead and the Las Vegas Wash to 
not exceed the current wasteload allocation of 334 pounds per day on an 
average annual basis during ordinary conditions. In addition, details 
regarding the Boulder Basin Adaptive Management Plan have been included 
in the description of the pipeline alternatives. The Process 
Improvements Alternative has been added to the EIS. Although the 
Process Improvements Alternative meets the definition of ``No Action'' 
described in CEQ's Forty Questions, and is considered an extension of 
the original ``No Action'' alternative, it is analyzed and presented in 
the Final EIS as a separate alternative at the request of the public.
    Additions to the EIS resulting from public comments also include 
sections addressing the potential impacts to downstream users; a more 
extensive review of the studies and literature that are available 
regarding endocrine disrupting chemicals and pharmaceuticals and 
personal care products, and a discussion of the treatment capabilities 
of the plants and the effectiveness in removal of these substances; and 
a description of the destratification of Lake Mead and its effect on 
water quality.
    Decision Process: The National Park Service and Bureau of 
Reclamation will prepare separate Records of Decision no sooner than 30 
days following publication of the Environmental Protection Agency's 
notice of availability in the Federal Register. Following approval of 
the selected actions, the officials responsible for implementation are 
the Superintendent, Lake Mead National Recreational Area and the 
Regional Director, Lower Colorado Region, Bureau of Reclamation.

    Dated: November 14, 2006.
Robert Walsh,
Acting Regional Director, Lower Colorado Region, Bureau of Reclamation.

    Dated: November 20, 2006.
Jonathan B. Jarvis,
Regional Director, Pacific West Region, National Park Service.

    Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the 
Federal Register on March 2, 2007.

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