United States Section; Notice of Availability of Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, Improvements to the USIBWC Tijuana River Flood Control Project, 45068-45069 [E7-15429]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with PROPOSALS 45068 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 154 / Friday, August 10, 2007 / Notices potential environmental implications of measures identified for future implementation. The USIBWC will apply the programmatic evaluation as an overall guidance for future environmental evaluations of individual improvement projects whose implementation is anticipated or possible within a 20-year timeframe. Once any given improvement project is identified for future implementation, site-specific environmental documentation will be developed based on project specifications and PEIS findings. Public participation in the evaluation of potential effects is encouraged. Public hearings will be held at the Cities of El Paso, Presidio and McAllen, Texas, to receive oral comments on the Draft PEIS from interested organizations and individuals through transcription by a certified court reporter. Written comments may be submitted at the public hearings, or mailed to the USIBWC during the 45day public review period to the contact and address below. DATES: Written comments are requested by September 24, 2007, which is calculated from the anticipated date of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Notice of Availability of August 10, 2007. Public hearings will be held at the following locations and dates: (1) El Paso, Texas on August 21, 2007, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. MST at the USIBWC Offices, 4171 N. Mesa, C–100, El Paso, Texas 79902; (2) Presidio, Texas on August 22, 2007, from 6 to 9 p.m. CST at the Presidio Chamber of Commerce, 202 W. Oreilly Street, Presidio, Texas 79845; and (3) McAllen Texas on August 28, 2007, from 6 to 9 p.m. CST at the Four Point Sheraton Hotel, 2721 S. 10th Street, McAllen, Texas 78503. Hearing dates and locations also will be announced in local newspapers one week prior to hearing dates. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Daniel Borunda, Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Management Division, USIBWC, 4171 North Mesa Street, C–100, El Paso, Texas 79902 or e-mail: danielborunda@ibwc.state.gov. Copies of the Draft PEIS are available for inspection and review at the following locations: United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission, 4171 North Mesa Street, El Paso, Texas; USIBWC Mercedes Field Office, 325 Golf Course Road, Mercedes, Texas 78570; Brownsville Public Library, 2600 Central Blvd, Brownsville, Texas 78520; Harlingen Public Library, 410 ’76 Drive, Harlingen, Texas 78550; McAllen Public Library, 601 N. Main Street, McAllen, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:37 Aug 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 Texas 78501; and City of Presidio Library, 2440 Oreilly St., Presidio, TX 79845. A copy of the Draft PEIS will also be posted at the USIBWC Web site at http://www.ibwc.state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft PEIS analyzes potential effects of the No Action Alternative and three action alternatives for future improvement of the Rectification, Presidio and Lower Rio Grande Flood Control Projects. Potential improvements were organized in three action alternatives: (1) Enhanced Operation and Maintenance Alternative, focusing on engineering improvements; (2) Integrated Water Resources Management Alternative, integrating additional water conservation and quality measures to the projects’ core mission of flood control and water delivery; and (3) Multipurpose Project Management Alternative, incorporating additional measures for multiple use of the floodway and environmental measures supporting initiatives by federal agencies, local governments, and other organizations, to be conducted largely under cooperative agreements. The Draft PEIS evaluated three action alternatives for each flood control project in terms of potential effects relative to those of the No Action Alternative, in the areas of water, biological, cultural and socioeconomic resources, land use, and environmental health issues. A copy of the Draft PEIS has been filed with EPA in accordance with 40 CFR parts 1500–1508 and USIBWC procedures. The public comment period of the Draft PEIS will end 45 days after publication of the NOA in the Federal Register by EPA. Dated: July 30, 2007. Susan Daniel, General Counsel. [FR Doc. E7–15146 Filed 8–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–01–P INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO United States Section; Notice of Availability of Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, Improvements to the USIBWC Tijuana River Flood Control Project United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC). ACTION: Notice of availability of Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) has prepared a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft PEIS) for future improvements to the Tijuana River Flood Control Project operated by the USIBWC in southern San Diego County. The Draft PEIS, prepared in cooperation with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, analyzes potential effects of the No Action Alternative and two action alternatives for future improvements. Because several measures under consideration are at a conceptual level of development, the USIBWC has taken a broad programmatic look at the potential environmental implications of future implementation measures. The USIBWC will apply the programmatic evaluation as an overall guidance for future environmental evaluations of individual improvement projects whose implementation is anticipated or possible within a 20-year timeframe. Once any given improvement project is identified for future implementation, site-specific environmental documentation will be developed based on project specifications and PEIS findings. Public participation in the evaluation of potential effect is encouraged. A public hearing will be held at the City of Imperial Beach, California, to receive oral comments on the Draft PEIS from interested organizations and individuals through transcription by a certified court reporter. Written comments may be submitted at the public hearings or mailed to the USIBWC during the 45day public review period to the contact and address below. DATES: Written comments are requested by September 24, 2007, which is calculated from the anticipated date of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Notice of Availability of August 10, 2007. A Public hearing will be held on August 30, 2007, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. PST, at the City of Imperial Beach, Dempsey Holder Safety Center, 950 Ocean Lane, Imperial Beach, CA 91932. Hearing date and location will also be announced in local newspapers one week prior to the hearing date. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Daniel Borunda, Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Management Division, USIBWC, 4171 North Mesa Street, C–100, El Paso, Texas 79902 or e-mail: danielborunda@ibwc.state.gov. Copies of the Draft PEIS are available for inspection and review at the following locations: United States E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 154 / Friday, August 10, 2007 / Notices Section, International Boundary and Water Commission, San Diego Field Office, 2225 Dairy Mart Road, San Ysidro, CA 92173; and San Diego Central Library, 820 E. Street, San Diego, CA 92101. A copy of the Draft PEIS will also be posted at the USIBWC Web site at http://www.ibwc.state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft PEIS analyzes potential effects of the No Action Alternative and two action alternatives for future improvement of the Tijuana River FCP. Potential future improvements to the Tijuana River Flood Control Project were organized in two action alternatives, Enhanced Operation and Maintenance Alternative, focusing on engineering improvements; and Multipurpose Project Management Alternative, incorporating additional measures for multiple use of the floodway and environmental measures supporting initiatives by federal agencies, local governments, and other organizations; these initiatives would be conducted largely under cooperative agreements. The two action alternatives were evaluated in terms of their potential effects relative to those of the No Action Alternative, in the areas of water, biological, cultural and socioeconomic resources, land use, and environmental health issues. A copy of the DEIS has been filed with EPA in accordance with 40 CFR parts 1500–1508 and USIBWC procedures. The public comment period of the Draft PEIS will end 45 days after publication of the NOA in the Federal Register by EPA. Dated: August 1, 2007. Susan E. Daniel, General Counsel. [FR Doc. E7–15429 Filed 8–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7010–01–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–1123 (Preliminary)] Steel Wire Garment Hangers From China United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of antidumping duty investigation and scheduling of a preliminary phase investigation. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of an investigation and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping duty investigation No. 731–TA–1123 (Preliminary) under section 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)) VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:37 Aug 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 (the Act) to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports from China of steel wire garment hangers, provided for in subheading 7326.20.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value. Unless the Department of Commerce extends the time for initiation pursuant to section 732(c)(1)(B) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673a(c)(1)(B)), the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping investigations in 45 days, or in this case by September 14, 2007. The Commission’s views are due at Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by September 21, 2007. For further information concerning the conduct of this investigation and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and B (19 CFR part 207). EFFECTIVE DATE: July 31, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Ruggles (202–205–3187/ fred.ruggles@usitc.gov), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter 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 (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background. This investigation is being instituted in response to a petition filed on July 31, 2007, by M&B Metal Products Company, Inc. (‘‘M&B’’), Leeds, AL, on behalf of the domestic industry that produces steel wire garment hangers. Participation in the investigation and public service list. Persons (other than petitioners) wishing to participate in the investigation as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in sections 201.11 and 207.10 of the PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45069 Commission’s rules, not later than seven days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Industrial users and (if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level) representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to this investigation upon the expiration of the period for filing entries of appearance. Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list. Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make BPI gathered in this investigation available to authorized applicants representing interested parties (as defined in 19 U.S.C.1677(9)) who are parties to the investigation under the APO issued in the investigation, provided that the application is made not later than seven days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO. Conference. The Commission’s Director of Operations has scheduled a conference in connection with this investigation for 9:30 a.m. on August 21, 2007, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC. Parties wishing to participate in the conference should contact Fred Ruggles (202–205–3187/ fred.ruggles@usitc.gov) not later than August 17, 2007, to arrange for their appearance. Parties in support of the imposition of antidumping duties in this investigation and parties in opposition to the imposition of such duties will each be collectively allocated one hour within which to make an oral presentation at the conference. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission’s deliberations may request permission to present a short statement at the conference. Written submissions. As provided in sections 201.8 and 207.15 of the Commission’s rules, any person may submit to the Commission on or before August 24, 2007, a written brief containing information and arguments pertinent to the subject matter of the investigation. Parties may file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the conference no later than three days before the conference. If briefs or written testimony contain BPI, they must conform with the E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 154 (Friday, August 10, 2007)]
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INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO


United States Section; Notice of Availability of Draft 
Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, Improvements to the USIBWC 
Tijuana River Flood Control Project

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

ACTION: Notice of availability of Draft Programmatic Environmental 
Impact Statement.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the United States Section, 
International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) has prepared a 
Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft PEIS) for 
future improvements to the Tijuana River Flood Control Project operated 
by the USIBWC in southern San Diego County. The Draft PEIS, prepared in 
cooperation with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, analyzes 
potential effects of the No Action Alternative and two action 
alternatives for future improvements. Because several measures under 
consideration are at a conceptual level of development, the USIBWC has 
taken a broad programmatic look at the potential environmental 
implications of future implementation measures. The USIBWC will apply 
the programmatic evaluation as an overall guidance for future 
environmental evaluations of individual improvement projects whose 
implementation is anticipated or possible within a 20-year timeframe. 
Once any given improvement project is identified for future 
implementation, site-specific environmental documentation will be 
developed based on project specifications and PEIS findings. Public 
participation in the evaluation of potential effect is encouraged. A 
public hearing will be held at the City of Imperial Beach, California, 
to receive oral comments on the Draft PEIS from interested 
organizations and individuals through transcription by a certified 
court reporter. Written comments may be submitted at the public 
hearings or mailed to the USIBWC during the 45-day public review period 
to the contact and address below.

DATES: Written comments are requested by September 24, 2007, which is 
calculated from the anticipated date of the Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) Notice of Availability of August 10, 2007. A Public 
hearing will be held on August 30, 2007, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. PST, at 
the City of Imperial Beach, Dempsey Holder Safety Center, 950 Ocean 
Lane, Imperial Beach, CA 91932. Hearing date and location will also be 
announced in local newspapers one week prior to the hearing date.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Daniel Borunda, Environmental 
Protection Specialist, Environmental Management Division, USIBWC, 4171 
North Mesa Street, C-100, El Paso, Texas 79902 or e-mail: 
danielborunda@ibwc.state.gov.
    Copies of the Draft PEIS are available for inspection and review at 
the following locations: United States

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Section, International Boundary and Water Commission, San Diego Field 
Office, 2225 Dairy Mart Road, San Ysidro, CA 92173; and San Diego 
Central Library, 820 E. Street, San Diego, CA 92101. A copy of the 
Draft PEIS will also be posted at the USIBWC Web site at http://
www.ibwc.state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft PEIS analyzes potential effects of 
the No Action Alternative and two action alternatives for future 
improvement of the Tijuana River FCP. Potential future improvements to 
the Tijuana River Flood Control Project were organized in two action 
alternatives, Enhanced Operation and Maintenance Alternative, focusing 
on engineering improvements; and Multipurpose Project Management 
Alternative, incorporating additional measures for multiple use of the 
floodway and environmental measures supporting initiatives by federal 
agencies, local governments, and other organizations; these initiatives 
would be conducted largely under cooperative agreements. The two action 
alternatives were evaluated in terms of their potential effects 
relative to those of the No Action Alternative, in the areas of water, 
biological, cultural and socioeconomic resources, land use, and 
environmental health issues.
    A copy of the DEIS has been filed with EPA in accordance with 40 
CFR parts 1500-1508 and USIBWC procedures. The public comment period of 
the Draft PEIS will end 45 days after publication of the NOA in the 
Federal Register by EPA.

    Dated: August 1, 2007.
Susan E. Daniel,
General Counsel.
 [FR Doc. E7-15429 Filed 8-9-07; 8:45 am]
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