Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Placer Vineyards Project, Corps Permit Application Number 199900737, 12599-12600 [07-1287]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 51 / Friday, March 16, 2007 / Notices Port Canaveral include making no further improvements to the project (no action alternative), deepening ocean access and interior channels to accommodate larger vessels; deepening the turning circles in the west and middle turning basins to accommodate larger vessels; increasing the diameter of the west turning basin to accommodate new larger cruise ships; deepening the widener to accommodate larger cruise ships; and widening interior channels to accommodate larger cruise ships. e. Issues. The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will consider impacts on marine resources, protected species, water quality, fish and wildlife resources, cultural resources, essential fish habitat, socio-economics resources, coastal processes, aesthetics and recreation, and other impacts identified through scoping, public involvement, and agency coordination. f. Scoping Process. Based on early coordination, the local sponsor determined that an EIS was needed. Scoping meetings were held by the local sponsor with Federal agencies. Additional agency meetings will be held in the coming months. All parties are invited to participate in the scoping process by identifying any additional concerns on issues, studies needed, alternatives, procedures, and other matters related to the scoping process. At this time, there are no plans for a public scoping meeting. g. Public Involvement. We invite the participation of affected Federal, state and local agencies, affected Indian tribes, and other interested private organizations and parties. h. Coordination. The proposed action is being coordinated with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, with the FWS under the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, and with the State Historic Preservation Officer. i. Other Environmental Review and Consultation. The proposed action would involve evaluation for compliance with guidelines pursuant to Section 404(b) of the Clean Water Act; application (to the State of Florida) for Water Quality Certification pursuant to Section 401 of the Clean Water Act; certification of state lands, easements, and rights of way; Essential Fish Habitat with National Marine Fisheries Service; and determination of Coastal Zone Management Act consistency. j. Agency Role. The non-Federal sponsor (Canaveral Port Authority) will provide extensive information and assistance on the resources to be impacted, mitigation measures, and alternatives. The corps will provide coordination of the EIS process. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:24 Mar 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 k. DEIS Preparation. It is estimated that the DEIS will be available to the public on or about January 2008. Dated: March 7, 2007. Stuart J. Appelbaum, Chief, Planning Division. [FR Doc. 07–1278 Filed 3–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–AJ–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Placer Vineyards Project, Corps Permit Application Number 199900737 Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Placer Vineyards Specific Plan Property Group proposes to construct a mixed-use master planned community with residential, employment, commercial, open space, recreational and public/quasi-public land uses. The Plan provides for 14,132 homes in a variety of housing types, styles, and densities. At full Plan buildout, projected to occur over a 20- to 30year time period, Placer Vineyards will have a population of approximately 33,000 people, 42 acres of employment centers, 140 acres of retail commercial centers and approximately 930 acres of new parks and open space. This project, as proposed, would result in impacts to approximately 102.7 acres of waters of the United States, including 8.5 acres of temporary impacts to water and wetlands. DATES: Two scoping meetings will be held on March 28, 2007. The first meeting will be conducted from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and the second will be conducted from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Placer County Community Development Resource Center, Planning Commission Hearing Room, 3091 County Center Drive (corner of Bell Road and Richardson), Auburn, CA 95603. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement can be answered by Tom Cavanaugh, (916) 557–5261, e-mail: thomas.j.cavanaugh@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The applicants have applied for a Department of the Army permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act to construct a large-scale mixed-use PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12599 development project. As part of the Section 404(b)(1) application process, the development of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is required. No project alternatives have been defined to date. The proposed project and the alternatives to its proposed size, design and location will be developed through the EIS process. Although wetland delineations have been conducted for each of the participating properties, some have not yet been verified. Based upon the best currently available information, approximately 156.1 acres of waters of the United States have been delineated within the participating properties. Of the 156.1 acres mapped on site, the applicants propose to result in impacts to approximately 61.3 acres of waters of the United States and to avoid approximately 60.1 acres of waters of the United States for construction of the project (not including infrastructure). For development of the infrastructure elements, the applicants propose to affect an estimated 41.4 acres of waters of the United States. Thus, the combined total proposed impacts to waters of the United States for all elements of this comprehensive permit application would affect 102.7 acres. The Placer Vineyards Plan Area is bounded on the north by Baseline Road, on the south by the Sacramento/Placer County line, on the west by the Sutter/ Placer County line and Pleasant Grove Road, and on the east by Dry Creek and Walerga Road. East to west, the Specific Plan area spans approximately 6 miles. North to south, at its widest point, it spans approximately 2 miles. The Corps’ public involvement program includes several opportunities to provide oral and written comments. Affected Federal, state, local agencies, Indian tribes and other interested private organizations and parties are invited to participate. Significant issues to be analyzed in depth in the EIS include, loss of waters to the United States, including vernal pools and other wetlands; cultural resources; threatened and endangered species; surface water and groundwater; water quality; socioeconomic effects, and aesthetics. The Corps will initiate formal consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act for two federally threatened and endangered species that may be affected by this project. In addition, the Corps will be consulting with the State Historic Preservation Officer under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act regarding potential impacts to sites E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1 12600 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 51 / Friday, March 16, 2007 / Notices listed or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The estimated date when the EIS will be made available to the public is December 2008. Dated: March 7, 2007. James A. Porter, Lt. Col., Corps of Engineers, Deputy District Engineer. [FR Doc. 07–1287 Filed 3–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–EZ–M DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC07–549B–000; FERC–549B] Commission Information Collection Activities, Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension March 12, 2007. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Notice. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(a) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described below. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due May 22, 2007. ADDRESSES: Copies of sample filings of the proposed collection of information can be obtained from the Commission’s Web site (http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/efiling.asp) or from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Attn: Michael Miller, Office of the Executive Director, ED–34, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Comments may be filed either in paper format or electronically. Those parties filing electronically do not need to make a paper filing. For paper filing, the original and 14 copies of such comments should be submitted to the Secretary of the Commission, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426 and refer to Docket No. IC07–549B–000. Documents filed electronically via the Internet must be prepared in WordPerfect, MS Word, Portable Document Format, or ASCII format. To file the document, access the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov, go to the tab labeled Documents and Filing, choose eFiling VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:24 Mar 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 from the drop-down list and follow the instructions given. First time users will need to establish a user name and password. The Commission will send an automatic acknowledgement to the sender’s e-mail address upon receipt of comments. All comments may be viewed, printed or downloaded remotely via the Internet through the Commission’s homepage using the eLibrary link. For user assistance, contact FERConlinesupport@ferc.gov or toll-free at (866) 208–3676 or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Miller may be reached by telephone at (202) 502–8415, by fax at (202) 273–0873, and by e-mail at michael.miller@ferc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The information collected under the requirements of FERC–549B ‘‘Gas Pipeline Rates: Capacity Information’’ (OMB No. 1902–0169) includes both the Index of Customers Report under 18 CFR 284.13(c) and capacity reporting requirements under 18 CFR 284.13(b) and 284.13(d). This information is used by the Commission to implement the statutory provisions of sections 4, 5, and 16 of the NGA, 15 U.S.C. 717c–717o, PL 75–688, 52 Stat. 822 and 830 and Title III of the NGPA, 15 U.S.C. 3301–3432, PL. 95–621. Capacity Reports On April 4, 1992, in Order No. 636, the Commission established a capacity release mechanism under which shippers could release firm transportation and storage capacity on either a short or long term basis to other shippers wanting to obtain capacity. Pipelines posted available firm and interruptible capacity information on their electronic bulletin boards (EBBs) to inform potential shippers. On September 11, 1992, in Order No. 636– A, the Commission determined, through staff audits, that the efficiency of the capacity release mechanism could be enhanced by standardizing the content and format of capacity release information and the methods by which shippers access this information, posted to EBBs. On April 4, 1995, through Order 577 (RM95–5–000), the Commission amended § 284.243(h) of its regulations to allow shippers the ability to release capacity without having to comply with the Commission’s advance posting and bidding requirements. To create greater substitution between different forms of capacity and to PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 enhance competition across the pipeline grid, on February 25, 2000, in Order No. 637, the Commission revised its capacity release regulations regarding scheduling, segmentation and flexible point rights, penalties, and reporting requirements. This resulted in more reliable capacity information availability and price data that shippers needed to make informed decisions in a competitive market as well as to improve shipper’s and the Commission’s availability to monitor marketplace behavior. Index of Customers In Order 581, issued September 28, 1995, the Commission established the Index of Customers (IOC) information requirement. The Index of Customers had two functions, first, for analyzing capacity held on pipelines and second, for providing capacity information to the market. The Index of Customers information aides the capacity release system by enabling shippers to identify and locate those holding capacity rights that the shippers may want to acquire. The information was required to be posted on the pipeline’s EBB and filed on electronic media with the Commission. This first Index contained, for all firm customers under contract as of the first day of the calendar quarter, the full legal name of the shipper, the rate schedule number for which service is contracted, the contract effective and expiration dates, and the contract quantities. In Order 637, the Commission required the following additional information: the receipt and delivery points held under contract and the zones or segments in which the capacity is held; the common transaction point codes; the contract number; a shipper identification number, such as DUNS; an indication whether the contract includes negotiated rates; the names of any agents or asset managers that control capacity in a pipeline rate zone; and any affiliate relationship between the pipeline and the holder of capacity. The Index is now provided through a quarterly filing on electronic media to the Commission and is posted on pipelines’ Internet Web sites. Action: The Commission is requesting a three-year extension of the current expiration date, with no changes to the existing collection of data. Burden Statement: Public reporting burden for this collection is estimated as: E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 51 (Friday, March 16, 2007)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 07-1287]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the 
Proposed Placer Vineyards Project, Corps Permit Application Number 
199900737

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

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The Placer Vineyards Specific Plan Property Group proposes to 
construct a mixed-use master planned community with residential, 
employment, commercial, open space, recreational and public/quasi-
public land uses. The Plan provides for 14,132 homes in a variety of 
housing types, styles, and densities. At full Plan build-out, projected 
to occur over a 20- to 30-year time period, Placer Vineyards will have 
a population of approximately 33,000 people, 42 acres of employment 
centers, 140 acres of retail commercial centers and approximately 930 
acres of new parks and open space. This project, as proposed, would 
result in impacts to approximately 102.7 acres of waters of the United 
States, including 8.5 acres of temporary impacts to water and wetlands.

DATES: Two scoping meetings will be held on March 28, 2007. The first 
meeting will be conducted from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and the second will be 
conducted from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Placer County Community 
Development Resource Center, Planning Commission Hearing Room, 3091 
County Center Drive (corner of Bell Road and Richardson), Auburn, CA 
95603.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action 
and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement can be answered by Tom 
Cavanaugh, (916) 557-5261, e-mail: thomas.j.cavanaugh@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The applicants have applied for a Department 
of the Army permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act to 
construct a large-scale mixed-use development project. As part of the 
Section 404(b)(1) application process, the development of an 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is required. No project 
alternatives have been defined to date. The proposed project and the 
alternatives to its proposed size, design and location will be 
developed through the EIS process.
    Although wetland delineations have been conducted for each of the 
participating properties, some have not yet been verified. Based upon 
the best currently available information, approximately 156.1 acres of 
waters of the United States have been delineated within the 
participating properties. Of the 156.1 acres mapped on site, the 
applicants propose to result in impacts to approximately 61.3 acres of 
waters of the United States and to avoid approximately 60.1 acres of 
waters of the United States for construction of the project (not 
including infrastructure). For development of the infrastructure 
elements, the applicants propose to affect an estimated 41.4 acres of 
waters of the United States. Thus, the combined total proposed impacts 
to waters of the United States for all elements of this comprehensive 
permit application would affect 102.7 acres.
    The Placer Vineyards Plan Area is bounded on the north by Baseline 
Road, on the south by the Sacramento/Placer County line, on the west by 
the Sutter/Placer County line and Pleasant Grove Road, and on the east 
by Dry Creek and Walerga Road. East to west, the Specific Plan area 
spans approximately 6 miles. North to south, at its widest point, it 
spans approximately 2 miles.
    The Corps' public involvement program includes several 
opportunities to provide oral and written comments. Affected Federal, 
state, local agencies, Indian tribes and other interested private 
organizations and parties are invited to participate. Significant 
issues to be analyzed in depth in the EIS include, loss of waters to 
the United States, including vernal pools and other wetlands; cultural 
resources; threatened and endangered species; surface water and 
groundwater; water quality; socio-economic effects, and aesthetics.
    The Corps will initiate formal consultation with the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service under 
Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act for two federally threatened 
and endangered species that may be affected by this project. In 
addition, the Corps will be consulting with the State Historic 
Preservation Officer under Section 106 of the National Historic 
Preservation Act regarding potential impacts to sites

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listed or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic 
Places.
    The estimated date when the EIS will be made available to the 
public is December 2008.

    Dated: March 7, 2007.
James A. Porter,
Lt. Col., Corps of Engineers, Deputy District Engineer.
[FR Doc. 07-1287 Filed 3-15-07; 8:45 am]
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