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Download as PDF 28520 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 97 / Monday, May 21, 2007 / Notices INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO United States Section; Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Flood Control Improvements: International Dam to Riverside Diversion Dam Levee Segment within the Rio Grande Rectification Project, located in El Paso County, TX United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC), United States and Mexico. ACTION: Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Final Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508); and the United States Section’s Operational Procedures for Implementing Section 102 of NEPA, published in the Federal Register September 2, 1981, (46 FR 44083); the United States Section hereby gives notice that the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Flood Control Improvements: International Dam to Riverside Diversion Dam Levee Segment within the Rio Grande Rectification Project, in El Paso County, Texas are available. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gilbert Anaya, Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist; Environmental Management Division; United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission; 4171 N. Mesa, C–100; El Paso, Texas 79902. Telephone: (915) 832–4702, e-mail: gilbertanaya@ibwc.state.gov. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) has prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed action to raise the levee system within the reach from International Dam to Riverside Diversion Dam. The levee system under consideration for this EA, approximately 15-miles long, is located entirely in El Paso County, Texas. Within this reach the USIBWC identified 8.14 miles of levee system as one of the priority areas within the Rio Grande Rectification Project for flood control improvements. The need for VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:57 May 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 improvements to the levee system was determined by hydraulic modeling completed by the USIBWC in 2003. The USIBWC hydraulic study for this reach indicated that an increase in levee height would be required to meet design criteria for flood protection. An increase from 0.5 to 2.5 feet is anticipated for an approximate 8.14-mile levee segment. The Environmental Assessment assesses potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative. A Finding of No Significant Impact was issued for the Proposed Action, including mitigation measures, based on a review of the facts and analyses contained in the Environmental Assessment. FEMA decertification of USIBWC levees in El Paso County, TX and Dona Ana County, New Mexico, in February 2006, has resulted in the need to upgrade the levees to FEMA criteria; draft Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps will be issued in spring of 2007. The USIBWC plans on raising approximately 8.14-miles of USIBWC levees within the city limits of El Paso to meet the minimum 3 feet of freeboard criteria. This will enable USIBWC to partially certify the reach from American Dam to Riverside Dam in the Rio Grande Rectification Project before the end of calendar year 2007. Availability: Electronic copies of the Final EA and FONSI are available from the USIBWC Home Page at http:// www.ibwc.state.gov. Dated: May 15, 2007. Susan Daniel, General Counsel. [FR Doc. E7–9736 Filed 5–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7010–01–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Inv. No. 337–TA–606] In the Matter of Certain Personal Computers and Digital Display Devices; Notice of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of investigation pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on April 19, 2007, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of HewlettPackard Company of Palo Alto, California. 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Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202–205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at http:// www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/ edis.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Moore, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205–2767. Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and in section 210.10 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2006). 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INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO


 United States Section; Notice of Availability of a Final 
Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Flood 
Control Improvements: International Dam to Riverside Diversion Dam 
Levee Segment within the Rio Grande Rectification Project, located in 
El Paso County, TX

AGENCY: United States Section, International Boundary and Water 
Commission (USIBWC), United States and Mexico.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Assessment (EA) 
and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Final 
Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508); and the United States 
Section's Operational Procedures for Implementing Section 102 of NEPA, 
published in the Federal Register September 2, 1981, (46 FR 44083); the 
United States Section hereby gives notice that the Final Environmental 
Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Flood Control 
Improvements: International Dam to Riverside Diversion Dam Levee 
Segment within the Rio Grande Rectification Project, in El Paso County, 
Texas are available.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gilbert Anaya, Supervisory 
Environmental Protection Specialist; Environmental Management Division; 
United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission; 
4171 N. Mesa, C-100; El Paso, Texas 79902. Telephone: (915) 832-4702, 
e-mail: gilbertanaya@ibwc.state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Section of the 
International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) has prepared this 
Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed action to raise the 
levee system within the reach from International Dam to Riverside 
Diversion Dam. The levee system under consideration for this EA, 
approximately 15-miles long, is located entirely in El Paso County, 
Texas. Within this reach the USIBWC identified 8.14 miles of levee 
system as one of the priority areas within the Rio Grande Rectification 
Project for flood control improvements. The need for improvements to 
the levee system was determined by hydraulic modeling completed by the 
USIBWC in 2003. The USIBWC hydraulic study for this reach indicated 
that an increase in levee height would be required to meet design 
criteria for flood protection. An increase from 0.5 to 2.5 feet is 
anticipated for an approximate 8.14-mile levee segment.
    The Environmental Assessment assesses potential environmental 
impacts of the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative. A Finding 
of No Significant Impact was issued for the Proposed Action, including 
mitigation measures, based on a review of the facts and analyses 
contained in the Environmental Assessment.
    FEMA decertification of USIBWC levees in El Paso County, TX and 
Dona Ana County, New Mexico, in February 2006, has resulted in the need 
to upgrade the levees to FEMA criteria; draft Digital Flood Insurance 
Rate Maps will be issued in spring of 2007. The USIBWC plans on raising 
approximately 8.14-miles of USIBWC levees within the city limits of El 
Paso to meet the minimum 3 feet of freeboard criteria. This will enable 
USIBWC to partially certify the reach from American Dam to Riverside 
Dam in the Rio Grande Rectification Project before the end of calendar 
year 2007.
    Availability: Electronic copies of the Final EA and FONSI are 
available from the USIBWC Home Page at http://www.ibwc.state.gov.

    Dated: May 15, 2007.
Susan Daniel,
General Counsel.
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