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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 101 / Friday, May 25, 2007 / Notices The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the non-Federal sponsor, Martin County, would provide extensive information and assistance on the resources to be impacted and alternatives. d. Scoping Meetings: Public scoping meetings would be held. Exact dates, times, and locations would be published in local papers. e. Draft Environmental Impact Statement Availability: The Draft Environmental Impact Statement would be available on or about October 2007. Dated: May 19, 2007. Stuart J. Appelbaum, Chief, Planning Division. [FR Doc. 07–2580 Filed 5–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–AS–M ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–6687–3] Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental Review Process (ERP), under section 309 of the Clean Air Act and section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act as amended. Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at 202–564–7167. An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental impact statements (EISs) was published in FR dated April 6, 2007 (72 FR 17156). jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Draft EISs EIS No. 20060507, ERP No. D–FHW– J40175–UT, South Logan to Providence Transportation Corridor Project, Improvements to 100 East Street between 300 South (Logan) to Providence Lane (100 North) in Providence, Funding and Right-ofWay Grant, Cities of Logan and Providence, Cache County, UT. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to wetlands, floodplains, and air impacts related to PM 2.5. EPA is also concerned about cumulative impacts. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070053, ERP No. D–AFS– L65533–ID, Sun Valley Resort (Bald Mountain) 2005 Master Plan—Phase I Project, Implementation, Special-UsePermits, Sawtooth National Forest, Blaine County, ID. Summary: EPA raised environmental concerns with the impacts to water quality, erosion, and changes stream VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:34 May 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 flows. Also, the final EIS should address cumulative impacts associated with future development and expanded snowmaking operations. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070071, ERP No. D–USA– D11041–VA, Fort Belvoir 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Recommendations and Related Army Actions, Implementation, Fairfax County, VA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about natural resources impacts. EPA requested additional information on the locations of forest removal and habitat loss. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070077, ERP No. D–AFS– J65376–SD, Mitchell Project Area, To Implement Multiple Resource Management Actions, Mystic Ranger District, Black Hills National Forest, Pennington County, SD. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about human health exposure to pollutants from smoke and impacts to air quality, and impacts from road construction to water quality. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070105, ERP No. D–USA– D15001–MD, Fort George G. Meade Base Realignment and Closure 2005 and Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) Actions, Implementation, Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s Counties, MD. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the natural resources impacts. EPA requested additional information on upland habitat, wetlands, surface water, and wildlife. EPA also recommends that the cumulative impact discussion be expanded to include water and wetland resources. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070111, ERP No. D–HUD– L85028–WA, Westpark Redevelopment Master Plan, Redevelop of 82-acre Site to create a Mixed-Use, Mixed-Income Pedestrian Oriented Urban Community, Funding and US Army COE Section 10 Permit, City of Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA. Summary: EPA utilized a screening tool to conduct a limited review of the EIS and, based on the screen, we do not foresee having any environmental objections to the proposed project. Rating LO. EIS No. 20070114, ERP No. D–USA– G15001–NM, Cannon Air Force Base (AFB), Proposal to Beddown, or Locate Air Force Special Operations PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29313 Command (AFSOC), Implementation, Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), NM. Summary: EPA had no objections to the proposed action. Rating LO. EIS No. 20070124, ERP No. D–FHW– C40169–NY, NY–112 Reconstruction Project, From I–495 to NY–25 Improve Safety and Mobility, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, NY. Summary: EPA has no objections to the proposed project. Rating LO. EIS No. 20070079, ERP No. DS–AFS– L65509–WA, School Fire Salvage Recovery Project, To Clarify Definitions of Live and Dead Trees, Implementation, Pomeroy Ranger District, Umatilla National Forest, Columbia and Garfield Counties, WA. Summary: While EPA has no objections to the proposed action, EPA did recommend that the Forest Service monitor the survival of fire-damaged trees across the project area (both inside and outside of sale units) using the result to validate and calibrate the Scott Guidelines. Rating LO. EIS No. 20070113, ERP No. DS–TVA– E06008–TN, Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 2, Completion and Operation, Updated Information on Extensive Environmental Record, Rhea County, TN. Summary: EPA expressed concern about radioactive waste disposition after 2008 and the proposed Dry Cask storage plans. EPA requested the radiological monitoring of all plant effluents along with appropriate storage and disposition of radioactive waste. Rating EC1. Final EISs EIS No. 20070101, ERP No. F–FHW– F40430–IN, US–31 Kokomo Corridor Project, Preferred Alternative is J, Transportation Improvement between IN–26 and U.S. 35 Northern Junction, City of Kokomo and Center Township, Howard and Tipton Counties, IN. Summary: EPA continues to express concern that adequate mitigation is not being proposed. EIS No. 20070117, ERP No. F–AFS–D65036–PA, Allegheny National Forest, Proposed Revised Land and Resource Management Plan, Preferred Alternative is Cm, Implementation, Elk, Forest, McKean and Warren Counties, PA. Summary: EPA still has concerns with the potential for adverse impacts from oil and gas development to water quality and wildlife resources. EPA encourages the Forest Service to work E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 29314 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 101 / Friday, May 25, 2007 / Notices closely with the permitting agencies and state environmental agencies to minimize impacts from these activities. EIS No. 20070128, ERP No. F–AFS– L65511–ID, Myrtle Creek Healthy Forest Restoration Act Project, Proposes Aquatic and Vegetation Improvement Treatments, Panhandle National Forests, Bonners Ferry Ranger District, City of Bonners Ferry, Boundary County, ID. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. EIS No. 20070135, ERP No. F–AFS– L65507–ID, White/White Analysis Project, Preferred Alternative is 4, Vegetative Management and Watershed Improvement, Lolo Creek, Chamook Creek, White Creek, Mike White Creek, Nevada Creek, and Utah Creek, Lochsa Ranger District, Clearwater National Forest, Idaho and Clearwater County, ID. Summary: While EPA supports the proposed watershed improvement activities, we have continued concerns related to 303(d) listed streams. EPA recommends implementing BMPs for other activities such as grazing and placer mining to improve aquatic habitat and water quality. EIS No. 20070137, ERP No. F–AFS– L65482–ID, Aspen Range Timber Sale and Vegetation Treatment Project, Preferred Alternative is 5, Proposal to Treat Forested and Nonforested Vegetation, Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Soda Springs Ranger District, Caribou County, ID. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Summary: EPA has no objections to the proposed project. EIS No. 20070095, ERP No. FS–AFS– L65383–ID, Hidden Cedar Project, Updated Information, Manage Vegetation Conditions and the Transportation System, Idaho Panhandle National Forests, St. Joe Ranger District, Benewah, Latah and Shoshone Counties, ID. Summary: EPA previous water quality issues have been resolved; therefore, EPA has no objection to the proposed action. Dated: May 22, 2007. Ken Mittelholtz, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E7–10132 Filed 5–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:34 May 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–6687–2] Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–7167 or http://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements Filed 05/14/2007 through 05/18/2007 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. EIS No. 20070194, Final EIS, AFS, ID, Payette National Forest Travel Management Plan, Designate a System of Roads, Trails and Areas Open to Motorized and Non-Motorized Use, Implementation, Adam, Washington, Idaho, Valley Counties, ID, Wait Period Ends: 06/25/2007, Contact: Bill Gamble 208–253–0100. EIS No. 20070195, Final EIS, AFS, AK, Traitors Cove Timber Sale Project, Timber Harvest and Road Construction, Implementation, Revillagigedo Island, Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District, Tongass National Forest, AK, Wait Period Ends: 06/25/2007, Contact: Rob Reeck 907–228–4114. EIS No. 20070196, Draft EIS, AFS, AK, Angoon Hydroeletric Project, Construction and Operation, SpecialUse-Authorization, Thayer Creek, Admiralty Island National Monument, Tongass National Forest, AK, Comment Period Ends: 07/09/2007, Contact: Kathy Rodriquez 907–790– 7472. EIS No. 20070197, Revised Draft EIS, AFS, CA, Phoenix Project, Proposes to Use a Combination of Contract and Forest Service Crew to Treat Poor Forest Health and High Fire Hazard Conditions, Develop a Network Defensible Fuel Profile Zones (DFPZs), Sierraville Ranger District, Tahoe National Forest, Sierra and Nevada Counties, CA, Comment Period Ends: 07/09/2007, Contact: Jeff Leach 530–994–3401 Ext 6680. EIS No. 20070198, Final EIS, HUD, WA, Westpark Redevelopment Master Plan, Redevelop of 82-acre Site to create a Mixed-Use, Mixed-Income Pedestrian Oriented Urban Community, Funding and U.S. Army COE Section 10 Permit, City of Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA, Wait Period Ends: 06/25/2007, Contact: Andrea Spencer 360–473–5283. EIS No. 20070199, Final EIS, FHW, NC, Wilmington Bypass Transportation Improvements, U.S. 17 to U.S. 421, Funding, COE Section 10 and 404 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permits and U.S. Coast Guard Bridge Permit Issuance, Brunswick and New Hanover Counties, NC, Wait Period Ends: 06/25/2007 Contact: John F. Sullivan 919–856–4346-Ext 122. EIS No. 20070200, Draft EIS, AFS, WI, Fishel Vegetation and Transportation Management Project, To Implement Land Management Activities, Eagle River-Florence Ranger District, Chequamegor-Nicolet National Forest, Forest and Vilas Counties, WI, Comment Period Ends: 07/09/2007, Contact: Lois Pfeffer 559–359–7023. EIS No. 20070201, Final EIS, FHW, 00, U.S. 59—Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge over the Missouri River, Construction from Atchison, Kansas to U.S. 59/State Route 45 Intersection, U.S. Coast Guard Section 9 Permit and U.S. Army COE Section 10 and 404 Permits, Atchison, KS and Buchanan County, MO, Wait Period Ends: 06/25/2007, Contact: John Knowles 785–271–2448 Ext 211. EIS No. 20070202, Final EIS, AFS, ID, South Fork Salmon River Subbasin Noxious and Invasive Weed Management Program, Implementation, Krassel and McCall Ranger Districts, Payette National Forest and Cascade Ranger District, Valley and Idaho Counties, ID, Wait Period Ends: 06/25/2007, Contact: Dan Anderson 208–634–0435. EIS No. 20070203, Final EIS, AFS, CO, Robin Redbreast Unpatented Lode Claim Mining Plan of Operations, Implementation, U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit, Located above the Middle Fork of the Cimarron River within the Uncompahgre Wilderness, Ouray Ranger District, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Hinsdale County, CO, Wait Period Ends: 06/25/2007, Contact: Jeff Burch 970–874–6649. EIS No. 20070204, Final EIS, FRC, CA, Oroville Facilities Project, Issuing an New Federal License to Continue Hydroelectric Power (FERC No. 2100), Feather River, Sierra Nevada, Butte County, CA, Wait Period Ends: 06/25/ 2007, Contact: James Fargo 202–502– 6095. Amended Notices EIS No. 20070158, Final EIS, FAA, AK, Juneau International Airport, Proposed Development Activities to Enhance Operations Safety, Facilitate Aircraft Alignment, U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit, City and Borough of Juneau, AK, Wait Period Ends: 06/ 11/2007, Contact: Patti Sullivan 907– 271–5454. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of 
EPA Comments

    Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental 
Review Process (ERP), under section 309 of the Clean Air Act and 
section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act as amended. 
Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of 
Federal Activities at 202-564-7167. An explanation of the ratings 
assigned to draft environmental impact statements (EISs) was published 
in FR dated April 6, 2007 (72 FR 17156).

Draft EISs

EIS No. 20060507, ERP No. D-FHW-J40175-UT, South Logan to Providence 
Transportation Corridor Project, Improvements to 100 East Street 
between 300 South (Logan) to Providence Lane (100 North) in Providence, 
Funding and Right-of-Way Grant, Cities of Logan and Providence, Cache 
County, UT.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to 
wetlands, floodplains, and air impacts related to PM 2.5. EPA is also 
concerned about cumulative impacts.
Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20070053, ERP No. D-AFS-L65533-ID, Sun Valley Resort (Bald 
Mountain) 2005 Master Plan--Phase I Project, Implementation, Special-
Use-Permits, Sawtooth National Forest, Blaine County, ID.

    Summary: EPA raised environmental concerns with the impacts to 
water quality, erosion, and changes stream flows. Also, the final EIS 
should address cumulative impacts associated with future development 
and expanded snowmaking operations.
Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20070071, ERP No. D-USA-D11041-VA, Fort Belvoir 2005 Base 
Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Recommendations and Related Army 
Actions, Implementation, Fairfax County, VA.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about natural 
resources impacts. EPA requested additional information on the 
locations of forest removal and habitat loss.
    Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20070077, ERP No. D-AFS-J65376-SD, Mitchell Project Area, To 
Implement Multiple Resource Management Actions, Mystic Ranger District, 
Black Hills National Forest, Pennington County, SD.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about human health 
exposure to pollutants from smoke and impacts to air quality, and 
impacts from road construction to water quality.

Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20070105, ERP No. D-USA-D15001-MD, Fort George G. Meade Base 
Realignment and Closure 2005 and Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) Actions, 
Implementation, Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's 
Counties, MD.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the natural 
resources impacts. EPA requested additional information on upland 
habitat, wetlands, surface water, and wildlife. EPA also recommends 
that the cumulative impact discussion be expanded to include water and 
wetland resources.

Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20070111, ERP No. D-HUD-L85028-WA, Westpark Redevelopment 
Master Plan, Redevelop of 82-acre Site to create a Mixed-Use, Mixed-
Income Pedestrian Oriented Urban Community, Funding and US Army COE 
Section 10 Permit, City of Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA.

    Summary: EPA utilized a screening tool to conduct a limited review 
of the EIS and, based on the screen, we do not foresee having any 
environmental objections to the proposed project.

Rating LO.

EIS No. 20070114, ERP No. D-USA-G15001-NM, Cannon Air Force Base (AFB), 
Proposal to Beddown, or Locate Air Force Special Operations Command 
(AFSOC), Implementation, Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), NM.

    Summary: EPA had no objections to the proposed action.
Rating LO.

EIS No. 20070124, ERP No. D-FHW-C40169-NY, NY-112 Reconstruction 
Project, From I-495 to NY-25 Improve Safety and Mobility, Town of 
Brookhaven, Suffolk County, NY.

    Summary: EPA has no objections to the proposed project.
Rating LO.

EIS No. 20070079, ERP No. DS-AFS-L65509-WA, School Fire Salvage 
Recovery Project, To Clarify Definitions of Live and Dead Trees, 
Implementation, Pomeroy Ranger District, Umatilla National Forest, 
Columbia and Garfield Counties, WA.

    Summary: While EPA has no objections to the proposed action, EPA 
did recommend that the Forest Service monitor the survival of fire-
damaged trees across the project area (both inside and outside of sale 
units) using the result to validate and calibrate the Scott Guidelines.

Rating LO.

EIS No. 20070113, ERP No. DS-TVA-E06008-TN, Watts Bar Nuclear Plant 
Unit 2, Completion and Operation, Updated Information on Extensive 
Environmental Record, Rhea County, TN.
    Summary: EPA expressed concern about radioactive waste disposition 
after 2008 and the proposed Dry Cask storage plans. EPA requested the 
radiological monitoring of all plant effluents along with appropriate 
storage and disposition of radioactive waste.

Rating EC1.

Final EISs

EIS No. 20070101, ERP No. F-FHW-F40430-IN, US-31 Kokomo Corridor 
Project, Preferred Alternative is J, Transportation Improvement between 
IN-26 and U.S. 35 Northern Junction, City of Kokomo and Center 
Township, Howard and Tipton Counties, IN.

    Summary: EPA continues to express concern that adequate mitigation 
is not being proposed. EIS No. 20070117, ERP No. F-AFS-D65036-PA, 
Allegheny National Forest, Proposed Revised Land and Resource 
Management Plan, Preferred Alternative is Cm, Implementation, Elk, 
Forest, McKean and Warren Counties, PA.
    Summary: EPA still has concerns with the potential for adverse 
impacts from oil and gas development to water quality and wildlife 
resources. EPA encourages the Forest Service to work

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closely with the permitting agencies and state environmental agencies 
to minimize impacts from these activities.

EIS No. 20070128, ERP No. F-AFS-L65511-ID, Myrtle Creek Healthy Forest 
Restoration Act Project, Proposes Aquatic and Vegetation Improvement 
Treatments, Panhandle National Forests, Bonners Ferry Ranger District, 
City of Bonners Ferry, Boundary County, ID.

    Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency.

EIS No. 20070135, ERP No. F-AFS-L65507-ID, White/White Analysis 
Project, Preferred Alternative is 4, Vegetative Management and 
Watershed Improvement, Lolo Creek, Chamook Creek, White Creek, Mike 
White Creek, Nevada Creek, and Utah Creek, Lochsa Ranger District, 
Clearwater National Forest, Idaho and Clearwater County, ID.
    Summary: While EPA supports the proposed watershed improvement 
activities, we have continued concerns related to 303(d) listed 
streams. EPA recommends implementing BMPs for other activities such as 
grazing and placer mining to improve aquatic habitat and water quality.

EIS No. 20070137, ERP No. F-AFS-L65482-ID, Aspen Range Timber Sale and 
Vegetation Treatment Project, Preferred Alternative is 5, Proposal to 
Treat Forested and Nonforested Vegetation, Caribou-Targhee National 
Forest, Soda Springs Ranger District, Caribou County, ID.

    Summary: EPA has no objections to the proposed project.
    EIS No. 20070095, ERP No. FS-AFS-L65383-ID, Hidden Cedar Project, 
Updated Information, Manage Vegetation Conditions and the 
Transportation System, Idaho Panhandle National Forests, St. Joe Ranger 
District, Benewah, Latah and Shoshone Counties, ID.
    Summary: EPA previous water quality issues have been resolved; 
therefore, EPA has no objection to the proposed action.

    Dated: May 22, 2007.
Ken Mittelholtz,
Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Federal Activities.
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