Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Request for Public Scoping Comments, 59084-59085 [E7-20577]

Download as PDF 59084 [FR Doc. 07–4828 Filed 10–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–C DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Department of the Navy Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Request for Public Scoping Comments AGENCY: ACTION: Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:55 Oct 17, 2007 Jkt 214001 SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, and the regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508), the Department of the Navy (DON) announces its intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). This SEIS supplements the Navy’s 1999 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), ‘‘Developing Home Port Facilities for Three NIMITZ-Class Aircraft Carriers in Support of the U.S. Pacific Fleet,’’ as authorized by the Record of Decision (ROD) dated January 28, 2000 and PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 published in the Federal Register on February 8, 2000 (65 FR 6181). The limited purpose of this SEIS is to supplement the traffic analysis contained in the 1999 FEIS, to assess potential new information, validate impacts to traffic and to analyze the effectiveness of existing traffic mitigation measures implemented per the 2000 ROD when three CVNs home ported at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), California are simultaneously in port. Completion of the SEIS is necessary under 40 CFR 1502.9 to assess potential new information and to validate impacts E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 EN18OC07.002</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 201 / Thursday, October 18, 2007 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 201 / Thursday, October 18, 2007 / Notices to traffic during infrequent periods when three CVNs home ported at NASNI are simultaneously in port. The SEIS will analyze the effectiveness of existing traffic mitigation measures implemented per the 2000 ROD under these conditions. The SEIS will evaluate impacts such as changes in local traffic conditions, changes in personnel loading and potential changes in CVN operational deployment and maintenance schedules that could affect the average number of days three carriers are simultaneously in port. The SEIS will also evaluate the effects of traffic mitigation measures implemented pursuant to the 2000 ROD. Past, present and reasonably foreseeable future regional actions impacting traffic will be examined from a cumulative impacts perspective. In addition, the SEIS will address infrastructure improvements for Berth LIMA, which include utilities upgrades previously analyzed under the 1999 FEIS and newly defined site improvements and other minor alterations to existing infrastructure. Utilities upgrades include: repairs and upgrades to electrical power, communications and information systems, security lighting, fire protection, steam, compressed air, potable water, wastewater and fueling systems. Site improvements and other alterations include: Demolition of existing fenders, moorings, and pier pavement; installation of new fender pile system (with 200–300 fender piles) and mooring fittings; construction of Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/ FP) features (watch tower, guard kiosk, fencing and surveillance equipment); and demolition, repair and paving of the wharf, sidewalks, curbing, storm water drainage features and vehicle parking areas; and landscaping. It is anticipated that the construction of infrastructure improvements to Berth LIMA will take approximately one year to accomplish. Public input is requested to ensure the scope of the SEIS analysis incorporates public concerns and affords the public an input in the decision making process. DATES AND ADDRESSES: The agency must receive comments on or before November 19, 2007. Comments may be submitted by mail or electronically through the project Web site. Comments may be mailed to the following address: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, Attention: Ms. Ann Rosenberry (Code OPME.AR), 2730 McKean St., Building 291, San Diego, CA 92136. Comments may be submitted electronically at the project Web site at: http://www.nimitzcarriersseis.com. VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:55 Oct 17, 2007 Jkt 214001 Ms. Ann Rosenberry, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, 2730 McKean St., Building 291, San Diego, CA 92136; telephone: 619–556–7368, facsimile: 619–556–0195. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Navy is initiating the scoping process to identify community concerns and local issues to be addressed in the SEIS. Federal agencies, State agencies, local agencies, and interested persons are encouraged to provide comments to the Navy to identify specific issues or topics of environmental concern that should be addressed in the SEIS. Written comments must be postmarked within thirty days from the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Notices announcing the intent to prepare a SEIS will also appear in local newspapers in both English and Spanish. As the SEIS process progresses, the public may obtain updates by logging on to http:// www.nimitzcarriersseis.com which is linked to the Commander, Naval Air Force Pacific Public Affairs Web site found at http://www.cnaf.navy.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: October 11, 2007. T.M. Cruz, Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E7–20577 Filed 10–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP08–2–000] El Paso Natural Gas Company; Notice of Application October 11, 2007. Take notice that on October 2, 2007, El Paso Natural Gas Company (El Paso), Post Office Box 1087, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80944, filed in Docket No. CP08–2–000, an application under section 7 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Part 157 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) regulations for a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing the construction and operation of new compression facilities and authorization to abandon, in place, its existing Eunice Mainline Compressor Station located in Lea County, New Mexico. El Paso’s proposal is more fully described as set forth in the application that is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The instant filing may be also viewed on the Web at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59085 number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call (866) 208–3676 or TTY, (202) 502–8659. Any questions regarding the application should be directed to: Richard L. Derryberry, Director of Regulatory Affairs, El Paso Natural Gas Company, P.O. Box 1087, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80944 at (719) 520– 3782 or by fax at (719) 667–7534. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR.157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: Complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding, or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s FEIS or EA. There are two ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the below listed comment date, file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 201 (Thursday, October 18, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59084-59085]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact 
Statement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of 
Request for Public Scoping Comments

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, and the regulations implemented by the 
Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508), the 
Department of the Navy (DON) announces its intent to prepare a 
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). This SEIS 
supplements the Navy's 1999 Final Environmental Impact Statement 
(FEIS), ``Developing Home Port Facilities for Three NIMITZ-Class 
Aircraft Carriers in Support of the U.S. Pacific Fleet,'' as authorized 
by the Record of Decision (ROD) dated January 28, 2000 and published in 
the Federal Register on February 8, 2000 (65 FR 6181). The limited 
purpose of this SEIS is to supplement the traffic analysis contained in 
the 1999 FEIS, to assess potential new information, validate impacts to 
traffic and to analyze the effectiveness of existing traffic mitigation 
measures implemented per the 2000 ROD when three CVNs home ported at 
Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), California are simultaneously 
in port.
    Completion of the SEIS is necessary under 40 CFR 1502.9 to assess 
potential new information and to validate impacts

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to traffic during infrequent periods when three CVNs home ported at 
NASNI are simultaneously in port. The SEIS will analyze the 
effectiveness of existing traffic mitigation measures implemented per 
the 2000 ROD under these conditions. The SEIS will evaluate impacts 
such as changes in local traffic conditions, changes in personnel 
loading and potential changes in CVN operational deployment and 
maintenance schedules that could affect the average number of days 
three carriers are simultaneously in port. The SEIS will also evaluate 
the effects of traffic mitigation measures implemented pursuant to the 
2000 ROD. Past, present and reasonably foreseeable future regional 
actions impacting traffic will be examined from a cumulative impacts 
perspective.
    In addition, the SEIS will address infrastructure improvements for 
Berth LIMA, which include utilities upgrades previously analyzed under 
the 1999 FEIS and newly defined site improvements and other minor 
alterations to existing infrastructure. Utilities upgrades include: 
repairs and upgrades to electrical power, communications and 
information systems, security lighting, fire protection, steam, 
compressed air, potable water, wastewater and fueling systems. Site 
improvements and other alterations include: Demolition of existing 
fenders, moorings, and pier pavement; installation of new fender pile 
system (with 200-300 fender piles) and mooring fittings; construction 
of Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) features (watch tower, guard 
kiosk, fencing and surveillance equipment); and demolition, repair and 
paving of the wharf, sidewalks, curbing, storm water drainage features 
and vehicle parking areas; and landscaping. It is anticipated that the 
construction of infrastructure improvements to Berth LIMA will take 
approximately one year to accomplish.
    Public input is requested to ensure the scope of the SEIS analysis 
incorporates public concerns and affords the public an input in the 
decision making process.

DATES AND ADDRESSES: The agency must receive comments on or before 
November 19, 2007. Comments may be submitted by mail or electronically 
through the project Web site. Comments may be mailed to the following 
address: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, Attention: Ms. 
Ann Rosenberry (Code OPME.AR), 2730 McKean St., Building 291, San 
Diego, CA 92136. Comments may be submitted electronically at the 
project Web site at: http://www.nimitzcarriersseis.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Ann Rosenberry, Naval Facilities 
Engineering Command Southwest, 2730 McKean St., Building 291, San 
Diego, CA 92136; telephone: 619-556-7368, facsimile: 619-556-0195.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Navy is initiating the scoping process 
to identify community concerns and local issues to be addressed in the 
SEIS. Federal agencies, State agencies, local agencies, and interested 
persons are encouraged to provide comments to the Navy to identify 
specific issues or topics of environmental concern that should be 
addressed in the SEIS. Written comments must be postmarked within 
thirty days from the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register. Notices announcing the intent to prepare a SEIS will also 
appear in local newspapers in both English and Spanish. As the SEIS 
process progresses, the public may obtain updates by logging on to 
http://www.nimitzcarriersseis.com which is linked to the Commander, 
Naval Air Force Pacific Public Affairs Web site found at http://
www.cnaf.navy.mil.

    Dated: October 11, 2007.
T.M. Cruz,
Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register 
Liaison Officer.
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