Public Buildings Service; Notice of Availability; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact, Warroad, MN, 51822 [E7-17875]

Download as PDF 51822 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 11, 2007 / Notices FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The application also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center website at www.ffiec.gov/nic/. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than October 9, 2007. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Richard Walker, Community Affairs Officer) P.O. Box 55882, Boston, Massachusetts 02106–2204: 1. 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E7–17835 Filed 9–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Public Buildings Service; Notice of Availability; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact, Warroad, MN ACTION: Notice. The General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS), is publishing a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed construction of a new border station, or Land Port of Entry (LPOE), in Warroad, Minnesota. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Glenn Wittman, Regional Environmental Quality Advisor, Knowledge Management and Advocacy Branch, Expert Resources Division, US General Services Administration, 230 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60604, phone: 312–353–6871, or e-mail: glenn.wittman@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The US Border Station at Warroad, Minnesota, is a 24–hour per day LPOE where the Federal government inspects commercial and noncommercial traffic entering the United States from Manitoba, Canada. Approximately 157,000 cars, commercial trucks, and buses cross the border at this station annually. Constructed in 1962, the facility was built to accommodate a staff of two people and a traffic count only a fraction of the current total. Today, the station must accommodate a staff of about 20 to handle the increased traffic volume. The present facility is overcrowded, outdated, and functionally obsolete. The GSA, at the request of the US Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, proposes to construct a new, larger, border station facility south of the existing site, which is located about six miles northwest of the city of Warroad, Minnesota, at the US-Canada border. Details of the Proposed Action SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 are described in a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document entitled Environmental Assessment, Proposed New Border Station, Warroad, Minnesota, Roseau County (US General Services Administration, August 2007). Comments received during a May 10, 2006, public scoping meeting and subsequent comment period were considered by GSA in this final decision. This action includes mitigation measures to reduce impacts to wetlands, soils, and site residents as identified in the EA to a level that is less than significant. Mitigation will involve minimizing impacts to the environment by limiting the degree of disturbance from construction activities and by compensating for impacts to wetlands and displaced residents. Finding Pursuant to the provision of GSA Order ADM 1095.1F, the PBS NEPA Desk Guide, and the regulations issued by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) (40 CFR parts 1500 to 1508), this notice advises the public of our finding that the action described above will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment. Basis for Finding The environmental impacts of constructing and operating the proposed facility were considered in the final EA and FONSI pursuant to the NEPA and the CEQ regulations implementing NEPA. The EA and FONSI are available for review at the Warroad Public Library, 202 Main Street, Warroad, MN 56763. Copies also are being distributed to local, State, and Federal stakeholders as appropriate. The build alternative will result in temporary construction impacts involving air quality (dust) and noise, minor loss of soil and vegetation, and potential storm water runoff from the site. To mitigate long-term impacts, GSA will implement the measures that are discussed in the EA. The FONSI will become final thirty (30) days after the publication of this notice provided that no information leading to a contrary finding is received or comes to light during this period. Dated: September 4, 2007. James C. Handley, Regional Administrator, GSA Region 5. [FR Doc. E7–17875 Filed 9–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–A9–S E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION


Public Buildings Service; Notice of Availability; Environmental 
Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact, Warroad, MN

ACTION:  Notice.

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SUMMARY:  The General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings 
Service (PBS), is publishing a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and 
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed construction 
of a new border station, or Land Port of Entry (LPOE), in Warroad, 
Minnesota.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Mr. Glenn Wittman, Regional 
Environmental Quality Advisor, Knowledge Management and Advocacy 
Branch, Expert Resources Division, US General Services Administration, 
230 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60604, phone: 312-353-6871, or 
e-mail: glenn.wittman@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The US Border Station at Warroad, Minnesota, 
is a 24-hour per day LPOE where the Federal government inspects 
commercial and noncommercial traffic entering the United States from 
Manitoba, Canada. Approximately 157,000 cars, commercial trucks, and 
buses cross the border at this station annually. Constructed in 1962, 
the facility was built to accommodate a staff of two people and a 
traffic count only a fraction of the current total. Today, the station 
must accommodate a staff of about 20 to handle the increased traffic 
volume. The present facility is overcrowded, outdated, and functionally 
obsolete.
    The GSA, at the request of the US Department of Homeland Security, 
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, proposes to construct a new, 
larger, border station facility south of the existing site, which is 
located about six miles northwest of the city of Warroad, Minnesota, at 
the US-Canada border. Details of the Proposed Action are described in a 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document entitled 
Environmental Assessment, Proposed New Border Station, Warroad, 
Minnesota, Roseau County (US General Services Administration, August 
2007). Comments received during a May 10, 2006, public scoping meeting 
and subsequent comment period were considered by GSA in this final 
decision.
    This action includes mitigation measures to reduce impacts to 
wetlands, soils, and site residents as identified in the EA to a level 
that is less than significant. Mitigation will involve minimizing 
impacts to the environment by limiting the degree of disturbance from 
construction activities and by compensating for impacts to wetlands and 
displaced residents.

Finding

    Pursuant to the provision of GSA Order ADM 1095.1F, the PBS NEPA 
Desk Guide, and the regulations issued by the Council on Environmental 
Quality (CEQ) (40 CFR parts 1500 to 1508), this notice advises the 
public of our finding that the action described above will not 
significantly affect the quality of the human environment.

Basis for Finding

    The environmental impacts of constructing and operating the 
proposed facility were considered in the final EA and FONSI pursuant to 
the NEPA and the CEQ regulations implementing NEPA. The EA and FONSI 
are available for review at the Warroad Public Library, 202 Main 
Street, Warroad, MN 56763. Copies also are being distributed to local, 
State, and Federal stakeholders as appropriate.
    The build alternative will result in temporary construction impacts 
involving air quality (dust) and noise, minor loss of soil and 
vegetation, and potential storm water runoff from the site. To mitigate 
long-term impacts, GSA will implement the measures that are discussed 
in the EA.
    The FONSI will become final thirty (30) days after the publication 
of this notice provided that no information leading to a contrary 
finding is received or comes to light during this period.

    Dated: September 4, 2007.
James C. Handley,
Regional Administrator, GSA Region 5.
[FR Doc. E7-17875 Filed 9-10-07; 8:45 am]
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