Intent To Prepare a Draft and Final Second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Reach 1 on the Herbert Hoover Dike Major Rehabilitation Project, Martin and Palm Beach Counties, 60665 [07-5278]

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West, Senior Research Scientist (Mathematical Sciences), U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Army Research Office. 37. Dr. Thomas W. Wright, Senior Research Scientist (Terminal Ballistics), U.S. Army Research Laboratory. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E7–21004 Filed 10–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Intent To Prepare a Draft and Final Second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Reach 1 on the Herbert Hoover Dike Major Rehabilitation Project, Martin and Palm Beach Counties Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Notice of intent. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The purpose of the project is to reconstruct and rehabilitate Reach 1 of the Herbert Hoover Dike to prevent catastrophic failure of the system to retain the waters of Lake Okeechobee. On July 8, 2005, the Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issued a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) for the Major Rehabilitation actions proposed for Herbert Hoover VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:26 Oct 24, 2007 Jkt 214001 Dike (HHD), Reach One. Herbert Hoover Dike is the levee that completely surrounds Lake Okeechobee. On September 23, 2005, a Record of Decision was signed adopting the preferred alternative as the Selected Plan for Reach One. As plans and specifications were developed for Reach 1, it became apparent that the cut-off wall with seepage berm alternative would not work for all of Reach 1. The alternative for Reach 1 will be a combination of one or more of the following features dependent on the geology and adjacent land factors with the cut-off wall: Seepage Berm, Relief Trench, Soil Replacement Wedge, Relief Wells, Drainage Feature and Sand Columns. Reach 1 of the HHD extends for approximately 22.5 miles within Martin and Palm Beach Counties, from the St. Lucie Canal at Port Mayaca, south to the Hillsboro Canal at Belle Glade, FL. This study is a cooperative effort between the Corps and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). ADDRESSES: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Planning Division, Environmental Branch, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232–0019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Nancy Allen at (904) 232–3206 or e-mail at nancy.p.allen@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: a. The proposed action will be the selected plan described in the July 2005 Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) with the additional action of implementing the landslide rehabilitation features as needed based on geology and adjacent land factors. The proposed action will not affect the Regulation Schedule for Lake Okeechobee. Land may have to be acquired outside of the existing right-ofway (ROW) and this EIS will account for any impacts that result due to acquisition of additional real estate. b. Alternatives to be considered separately for each subdivision of Reach 1 are dependent upon the geology and adjacent land factors with the cut-off wall. Reach 1 is divided into Subreaches A, B, C and D. The alternatives to be implemented include one or more of the following features: Seepage Berm, Relief Trench, Soil Replacement Wedge, Relief Wells, Sand Column and Drainage Feature. c. A scoping letter will be used to invite comments on alternatives and issues from Federal, State, and local agencies, affected Indian tribes, and other interested private organizations and individuals. The scoping letter will be sent out in October 2007. A scoping meeting is not anticipated. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60665 d. A public meeting will be held after release of the Draft Second Supplemental EIS. The public meeting is anticipated to be held in July 2008 in Clewiston, FL. The exact location, date, and times will be announced in a public notice and local newspapers. e. A Major Rehabilitation Evaluation Report (MRR) was approved by Congress in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2000 that addressed the need to repair the aging dike. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 07–5278 Filed 10–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–AJ–M DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Sunshine Act: Notice of Meeting, Notice of Vote, Explanation of Action Closing Meeting and List of Persons To Attend October 18, 2007. The following notice of meeting is published pursuant to section 3(a) of the Government in the Sunshine Act (Pub. L. 94–409), 5 U.S.C. 552b: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. AGENCY HOLDING MEETING: DATE AND TIME: October 25, 2007, 10 a.m. Room 2C, Commission Meeting Room, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. PLACE: STATUS: Closed. Non-Public Investigations and Inquiries, Enforcement Related Matters. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Telephone (202) 502–8400. Chairman Kelliher and Commissioners Kelly, Spitzer, Moeller, and Wellinghoff voted to hold a closed meeting on October 25, 2007. The certification of the General Counsel explaining the action closing the meeting is available for public inspection in the Commission’s Public Reference Room at 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. The Chairman and the Commissioners, their assistants, the Commission’s Secretary, the General Counsel and members of her staff, and a stenographer are expected to attend the meeting. Other staff members from the Commission’s program offices who E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Intent To Prepare a Draft and Final Second Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement for Reach 1 on the Herbert Hoover Dike 
Major Rehabilitation Project, Martin and Palm Beach Counties

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

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The purpose of the project is to reconstruct and rehabilitate 
Reach 1 of the Herbert Hoover Dike to prevent catastrophic failure of 
the system to retain the waters of Lake Okeechobee. On July 8, 2005, 
the Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issued 
a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) for the 
Major Rehabilitation actions proposed for Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD), 
Reach One. Herbert Hoover Dike is the levee that completely surrounds 
Lake Okeechobee. On September 23, 2005, a Record of Decision was signed 
adopting the preferred alternative as the Selected Plan for Reach One.
    As plans and specifications were developed for Reach 1, it became 
apparent that the cut-off wall with seepage berm alternative would not 
work for all of Reach 1. The alternative for Reach 1 will be a 
combination of one or more of the following features dependent on the 
geology and adjacent land factors with the cut-off wall: Seepage Berm, 
Relief Trench, Soil Replacement Wedge, Relief Wells, Drainage Feature 
and Sand Columns. Reach 1 of the HHD extends for approximately 22.5 
miles within Martin and Palm Beach Counties, from the St. Lucie Canal 
at Port Mayaca, south to the Hillsboro Canal at Belle Glade, FL. This 
study is a cooperative effort between the Corps and the South Florida 
Water Management District (SFWMD).

ADDRESSES: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Planning Division, 
Environmental Branch, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Nancy Allen at (904) 232-3206 or 
e-mail at nancy.p.allen@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    a. The proposed action will be the selected plan described in the 
July 2005 Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) with the 
additional action of implementing the landslide rehabilitation features 
as needed based on geology and adjacent land factors. The proposed 
action will not affect the Regulation Schedule for Lake Okeechobee. 
Land may have to be acquired outside of the existing right-of-way (ROW) 
and this EIS will account for any impacts that result due to 
acquisition of additional real estate.
    b. Alternatives to be considered separately for each subdivision of 
Reach 1 are dependent upon the geology and adjacent land factors with 
the cut-off wall. Reach 1 is divided into Subreaches A, B, C and D. The 
alternatives to be implemented include one or more of the following 
features: Seepage Berm, Relief Trench, Soil Replacement Wedge, Relief 
Wells, Sand Column and Drainage Feature.
    c. A scoping letter will be used to invite comments on alternatives 
and issues from Federal, State, and local agencies, affected Indian 
tribes, and other interested private organizations and individuals. The 
scoping letter will be sent out in October 2007. A scoping meeting is 
not anticipated.
    d. A public meeting will be held after release of the Draft Second 
Supplemental EIS. The public meeting is anticipated to be held in July 
2008 in Clewiston, FL. The exact location, date, and times will be 
announced in a public notice and local newspapers.
    e. A Major Rehabilitation Evaluation Report (MRR) was approved by 
Congress in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2000 that 
addressed the need to repair the aging dike.

Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 07-5278 Filed 10-24-07; 8:45 am]
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