Intergovernmental Agreement Among the United States Department of the Army, the United States Department of the Interior, and the State of Florida Establishing Interim Restoration Goals for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, 51419-51420 [07-4377]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 173 / Friday, September 7, 2007 / Notices COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: Commodity Futures Trading Commission. TIME AND DATE: 3 p.m., Monday, September 24, 2007. PLACE: 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor, Commission Conference Room. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Enforcement Matters. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Sauntia S. Warfield, 202–418– 5084. David A. Stawick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 07–4418 Filed 9–5–07; 3:46 pm] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: Commodity Futures Trading Commission. TIME AND DATE: 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 12, 2007. PLACE: 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED:: Enforcement Matters. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sauntia S. Warfield, 202–418–5084. David A. Stawick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 07–4419 Filed 9–5–07; 3:46 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Intergovernmental Agreement Between the United States Department of the Army and the State of Florida Establishing Interim Targets for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan Department of the Army, U.S. Army of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Florida have established VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:34 Sep 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 interim targets for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan as required by section 385.39(c) of the Programmatic Regulations for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. The purpose of the interim targets is to evaluate progress towards other water related needs of the region provided for in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan throughout the implementation process. The parties have chosen to memorialize the proposed interim targets in an Interim Targets Agreement. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Interim Targets Agreement can be obtained by request from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, RECOVER, ATTN: Rebecca Weiss, 701 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207 or by electronic mail (e-mail) to: Rebecca.j.weiss@usace.army.mil. In addition, the Intergovernmental agreement can be found at the following Web site: http:// www.evergladesplan.org/pm/ progr_regs_igit_agreements.aspx. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Weiss, (904) 232–1577. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 385.39(c) of the Programmatic Regulations for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan sets forth the process for establishing the interim targets for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. This section provides that the interim targets be developed by the Secretary of the Army and the governor of the State of Florida in consultation with the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Commerce, the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and other Federal, State, and local agencies, and the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force. In considering the interim targets, the Secretary of the Army and the Governor of the State of Florida are required to consider the technical recommendations of RECOVER and any modifications to those recommendations by the Corps of Engineers or the South Florida Water Management District. The Programmatic Regulations require that the Secretary of the Army afford the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed Interim Targets Agreement prior to its approval and notice in the Federal Register when the agreement has been finalized. The draft final of the Intergovernmental agreement was published in the Federal Register November 3, 2006 (71 FR 64687). Public comments on the draft PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51419 intergovernmental agreements establishing interim targets were accepted through December 4, 2006. The final intergovernmental agreement establishing the interim targets was signed on April 27, 2007. An electronic copy of this document is available at: http://www.evergladesplan.org/pm/ progr_regs_igit_agreements.aspx. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 07–4376 Filed 9–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–AJ–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Intergovernmental Agreement Among the United States Department of the Army, the United States Department of the Interior, and the State of Florida Establishing Interim Restoration Goals for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of the Interior and the State of Florida have established the interim goals for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan through the Interim Goals Agreement as required by section 385.38(d) of the Programmatic Regulations for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. Interim goals are a mean by which restoration success of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan may be evaluated at specific points by agency managers, the State of Florida, the Congress throughout the overall planning and implementation process. This intergovernmental Agreement establishing the interim goals was signed on April 27, 2007. ADDRESSES: A copy of the Interim Goals Agreement can be obtained by request from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, RECOVER, ATTN: Rebecca Weiss, 701 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207–8175 or by email to: Rebecca.j.weiss@usace.army.mil. In addition, the Intergovernmental agreement can be found at the following Web site: http:/www.evergladesplan.org/ pm/progr_regs_igit_agreements.aspx. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Weiss, (904) 232–1577. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 385.38(d) of the Programmatic Regulations for the Comprehensive E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1 51420 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 173 / Friday, September 7, 2007 / Notices Everglades Restoration Plan sets forth the process for establishing the interim goals for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. This section provides that the Interim Goals Agreements be developed by the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Governor of the State of Florida in consultation with the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Commerce, other Federal, State, and local agencies, and the south Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force. In considering the interim goals to be indicated in the Interim Goals Agreement, the Secretary of the Army, Secretary of the Interior and the Governor of the State of Florida are required to consider the technical recommendations of RECOVER and any modifications to those recommendations by the Corps of Engineers, the Department of the Interior or the South Florida Water Management District. The programmatic regulations required that the Secretary of the Army afford the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed Interim Goals Agreement prior to its approval and notice in the Federal Register when the agreement has been finalized. The draft final of the Intergovernmental agreement was published in the Federal Register on November 3, 2006 (71 FR 64686). Public comments on the draft intergovernmental agreements establishing interim goals were accepted through December 4, 2006. The final intergovernmental agreement establishing the interim goals was signed on April 27, 2007. An electronic copy of the document is available at: http://ww.evergladesplan.org/pm/ progr_regs_igit_agreements.aspx. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 07–4377 Filed 9–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–AJ–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Pee Dee Electrical Generating Station in Florence County, SC Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District intends to VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:34 Sep 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to assess the potential social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed construction of a coal-fired electrical generating station with associated facilities, a rail line extension and transmission corridor by the South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper), in the vicinity of the Bostic Landing on the Great Pee Dee River, in Florence County, South Carolina. The EIS will assess potential effects of a range of alternatives, including an alternative proposed in the Federal permit application. DATES: General Public Scoping Meetings: Two Public Scoping meetings are being planned. The first will take place on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Coastal Carolina University located in Conway, South Carolina in the Recital Hall of the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The second Public Scoping meeting will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2007 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Commons Area and Auditorium of South Florence High School located at 3200 South Irby Street in Florence, South Carolina. Federal and State Agency Scoping Meeting: A Federal and State Agency Scoping Meeting is planned to be held on Thursday, September 20, 2007 in Charleston, South Carolina. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or questions about the proposed project and EIS, please contact Dr. Richard Darden, Project Manager, by telephone: 843– 329–8043 or toll free 1–866–329–8187, or by mail: CESAC–RE–P, 69A Hagood Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403. For inquiries from the media, please contact the Corps, Charleston District Public Affairs Officer (PAO), Ms. Connie Gillette by telephone: (843) 329–8123. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An application for a Department of the Army permit was submitted by Santee Cooper pursuant to section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 403) and section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344) on December 11, 2006 and was advertised in a local public notice, P/N # SAC 2006–3574– SIB, on December 22, 2006. The public notice is available on Charleston District’s public Web site at http:// www.sac.usace.army.mil/ ?action=publicnotices.pn2006. Santee Cooper agreed that based on the potential social, economic, and environmental effects associated with the construction of the proposed Pee Dee Electrical Generating Station in Florence County, an EIS should be PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 prepared by the Charleston District, Corps of Engineers. 1. Description of Proposed Project. The project proposed by the South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper) is to construct a coalfired electrical generating station with associated facilities on the Great Pee Dee River, in Florence County, SC. The proposed facility will involve the installation of an intake and discharge structure in the Great Pee Dee River in the vicinity of the Bostic Landing and this Notice of Intent will refer to the proposed project as the Pee Dee Station. The Pee Dee Station development will include the generating station structure and facilities that include intake and discharge structures, solid waste landfills, ash ponds, onsite-rail, rail switchyard, transmission lines, cooling towers, and roads. In total, approximately 93.75 acres of jurisdictional and non-jurisdictional wetlands may be impacted to construct the proposed Pee Dee Station. Construction of the Pee Dee Station may require filling an estimated 9.45 acres of jurisdictional wetlands and 5.10 acres of fill in non-jurisdictional wetlands, 8.14 acres of mechanized land clearing in jurisdictional wetlands, 2.32 acres mechanized land clearing in nonjurisdictional wetlands, and 0.67 acres of excavation in waters of the United States. Construction/upgrade of the rail line extension may require filling of 4.49 acres of jurisdictional wetlands and 4.90 acres of mechanized clearing. Construction of the transmission line may involve converting an estimated 58.68 acres of jurisdictional wetlands from forested wetlands to scrub shrub wetlands. 2. Alternatives. The following alternatives have been identified as reasonable alternatives that will be fully evaluated in the EIS: No Action; the modification of existing Santee Cooper facilities to meet the purpose and need of and for the proposed project; alternative locations within the jurisdictional authority of Santee Cooper where the proposed project might be developed; alternative facility layouts for the proposed Pee Dee Station; alternatives for energy generation, and mitigation measures. However, this list is not exclusive and additional alternatives may be considered for inclusion as reasonable alternatives. 3. Scoping and Public Involvement Process. Scoping meetings will be conducted to gather information on the scope of the project and the alternatives to be addressed in detail in the EIS. There will be three (3) sessions: One (1) Specifically for the Federal and State E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Intergovernmental Agreement Among the United States Department of 
the Army, the United States Department of the Interior, and the State 
of Florida Establishing Interim Restoration Goals for the Comprehensive 
Everglades Restoration Plan

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

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of the Interior 
and the State of Florida have established the interim goals for the 
Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan through the Interim Goals 
Agreement as required by section 385.38(d) of the Programmatic 
Regulations for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. Interim 
goals are a mean by which restoration success of the Comprehensive 
Everglades Restoration Plan may be evaluated at specific points by 
agency managers, the State of Florida, the Congress throughout the 
overall planning and implementation process. This intergovernmental 
Agreement establishing the interim goals was signed on April 27, 2007.

ADDRESSES: A copy of the Interim Goals Agreement can be obtained by 
request from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, 
RECOVER, ATTN: Rebecca Weiss, 701 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 
32207-8175 or by e-mail to: Rebecca.j.weiss@usace.army.mil. In 
addition, the Intergovernmental agreement can be found at the following 
Web site: http:/www.evergladesplan.org/pm/progr_regs_igit_
agreements.aspx.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Weiss, (904) 232-1577.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 385.38(d) of the Programmatic 
Regulations for the Comprehensive

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Everglades Restoration Plan sets forth the process for establishing the 
interim goals for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. This 
section provides that the Interim Goals Agreements be developed by the 
Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Governor 
of the State of Florida in consultation with the Miccosukee Tribe of 
Indians of Florida, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the Environmental 
Protection Agency, the Department of Commerce, other Federal, State, 
and local agencies, and the south Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task 
Force. In considering the interim goals to be indicated in the Interim 
Goals Agreement, the Secretary of the Army, Secretary of the Interior 
and the Governor of the State of Florida are required to consider the 
technical recommendations of RECOVER and any modifications to those 
recommendations by the Corps of Engineers, the Department of the 
Interior or the South Florida Water Management District. The 
programmatic regulations required that the Secretary of the Army afford 
the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed Interim Goals 
Agreement prior to its approval and notice in the Federal Register when 
the agreement has been finalized. The draft final of the 
Intergovernmental agreement was published in the Federal Register on 
November 3, 2006 (71 FR 64686). Public comments on the draft 
intergovernmental agreements establishing interim goals were accepted 
through December 4, 2006. The final intergovernmental agreement 
establishing the interim goals was signed on April 27, 2007. An 
electronic copy of the document is available at: http://
ww.evergladesplan.org/pm/progr_regs_igit_agreements.aspx.

Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 07-4377 Filed 9-6-07; 8:45 am]
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