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An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental impact statements (EISs) was published in FR dated April 6, 2007 (72 FR 17156). mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Draft EISs EIS No. 20070307, ERP No. D–USA– A11079–00, Permanent Home Stationing of the 2/25th Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBECT), To Address a Full Range of Alternatives for Permanently Stationing the 2/25th SBCT, Hawaii and Honolulu Counties, HI; Anchorage and Southeast Fairbanks Boroughs, AK; El Paso, Pueblo, and Fremont Counties, CO. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the cumulative impacts related to the recent decision to resume year-round training operations in the Eagle River Flats area at Fort Richardson, AK. EPA recommended a cumulative impact analysis, particularly on water resources and the Cook Inlet Beluga whale population in this area. Rating EC2. VerDate Aug<31>2005 23:48 Nov 08, 2007 Jkt 214001 EIS No. 20070330, ERP No. D–IBW– K36148–CA, PROGRAMMATIC— Tijuana River Flood Control Project, Proposing a Range of Alternatives for Maintenance Activities and Future Improvements, San Diego County, CA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about air and water quality, and requested that best management practices be incorporated into the project to reduce impacts Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070372, ERP No. D–BLM– E60016–00, Alabama and Mississippi Resource Management Plan, Analyzes Management Alternatives for the Public Land and Resources, in Portions of the States of Alabama and Mississippi. Summary: EPA supports BLM’s suite of management alternatives. However, EPA expressed environmental concerns about the lack of detailed discussion of waste water disposal given the potential for impacts to water quality. A more detailed discussion of Alabama’s and Mississippi’s underground injection well control (IUC) programs should be provided in the final EIS. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070390, ERP No. DS–AFS– L65382–ID, Meadow Face Stewardship Pilot Project, Improvement to Aquatic and Terrestrial Vegetative Conditions, Supplement Information on the Cumulative Effects Analysis, Nez Perce National Forest, Clearwater Ranger District, Idaho County, ID. Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. Rating LO. EIS No. 20070300, ERP No. LD–USA– J11118–MT, Limestone Hills Training Area (LHTA) Withdrawal Project, To Withdraw Federal Lands from within the LHTA from DOI, Bureau of Land Management for Transfer to Montana Army National Guard for Military Training Use, Broadwater County, MT. Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. Rating LO. Final EISs EIS No. 20070342, ERP No. F–FRC– E03016–GA, Elba III Project, Construct, Operate and Acquire Facilities to move Re-Vaporized Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), U.S. Army COE Section 10 and 404 Permits and U.S. Coast Guard Permit, Elba Island, Chatham County, GA. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about air quality and pipeline alignment impacts and requested additional mitigation. EIS No. 20070389, ERP No. F–FHW– K40262–CA, Interstate 5 (Santa Ana Freeway) Project, Improvement from PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 State Route 91 in Orange County to Interstate 605 in Los Angeles County, CA. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about air quality impacts, including mobile source air toxics. EPA recommends identifying MSAT hotspots; appropriate avoidance, minimization, and/or mitigation for MSATs; and additional mitigation measures for particulate matter. EIS No. 20070394, ERP No. F–COE– E39068–FL, Central and Southern Florida Project, Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, Caloosahatchee River (C–43) West Basin Storage Reservoir Project, Restoration of the Ecosystem in Caloosahatchee Estuary, Lake Okeechobee, FL. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about water quality impacts and requested warmweather reservoir water quality monitoring and blue-green algal sampling. EIS No. 20070407, ERP No. F–AFS– J65480–MT, North Bridger Allotment Management Plan Update, Proposal to Update Allotment Management Plan on 11 Livestock Grazing Allotments, Bozeman Ranger District, Gallatin National Forest, Gallatin County, MT. Summary: EPA supports the selection of alternative 3 and proposed grazing improvements, but has some environmental concerns about water quality and the resources to implement proposed grazing and range improvements, and monitoring and oversight in a near term time frame to improve water quality. EIS No. 20070424, ERP No. F–BPA– L08065–WA, Port Angeles—Juan de Fuca Transmission Project, Construct a 550–Megawatt Direct Current Cable from Victoria, British Columbia, across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Port Angeles, Presidential Permit, Clallam County, WA. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about water quality issues, and requested that clarifying information be included in the Record of Decision. Dated: November 6, 2007. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E7–22035 Filed 11–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[ER-FRL-6692-8]


Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of 
EPA Comments

    Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental 
Review Process (ERP), under section 309 of the Clean Air Act and 
Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act as amended. 
Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of 
Federal Activities at 202-564-7167.
    An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental 
impact statements (EISs) was published in FR dated April 6, 2007 (72 FR 
17156).

Draft EISs

EIS No. 20070307, ERP No. D-USA-A11079-00, Permanent Home Stationing of 
the 2/25th Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBECT), To Address a Full Range 
of Alternatives for Permanently Stationing the 2/25th SBCT, Hawaii and 
Honolulu Counties, HI; Anchorage and Southeast Fairbanks Boroughs, AK; 
El Paso, Pueblo, and Fremont Counties, CO.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the cumulative 
impacts related to the recent decision to resume year-round training 
operations in the Eagle River Flats area at Fort Richardson, AK. EPA 
recommended a cumulative impact analysis, particularly on water 
resources and the Cook Inlet Beluga whale population in this area. 
Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20070330, ERP No. D-IBW-K36148-CA, PROGRAMMATIC--Tijuana River 
Flood Control Project, Proposing a Range of Alternatives for 
Maintenance Activities and Future Improvements, San Diego County, CA.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about air and water 
quality, and requested that best management practices be incorporated 
into the project to reduce impacts Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20070372, ERP No. D-BLM-E60016-00, Alabama and Mississippi 
Resource Management Plan, Analyzes Management Alternatives for the 
Public Land and Resources, in Portions of the States of Alabama and 
Mississippi.
    Summary: EPA supports BLM's suite of management alternatives. 
However, EPA expressed environmental concerns about the lack of 
detailed discussion of waste water disposal given the potential for 
impacts to water quality. A more detailed discussion of Alabama's and 
Mississippi's underground injection well control (IUC) programs should 
be provided in the final EIS. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20070390, ERP No. DS-AFS-L65382-ID, Meadow Face Stewardship 
Pilot Project, Improvement to Aquatic and Terrestrial Vegetative 
Conditions, Supplement Information on the Cumulative Effects Analysis, 
Nez Perce National Forest, Clearwater Ranger District, Idaho County, 
ID.
    Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. Rating LO.

EIS No. 20070300, ERP No. LD-USA-J11118-MT, Limestone Hills Training 
Area (LHTA) Withdrawal Project, To Withdraw Federal Lands from within 
the LHTA from DOI, Bureau of Land Management for Transfer to Montana 
Army National Guard for Military Training Use, Broadwater County, MT.
    Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. Rating LO.

Final EISs

EIS No. 20070342, ERP No. F-FRC-E03016-GA, Elba III Project, Construct, 
Operate and Acquire Facilities to move Re-Vaporized Liquefied Natural 
Gas (LNG), U.S. Army COE Section 10 and 404 Permits and U.S. Coast 
Guard Permit, Elba Island, Chatham County, GA.
    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about air 
quality and pipeline alignment impacts and requested additional 
mitigation.

EIS No. 20070389, ERP No. F-FHW-K40262-CA, Interstate 5 (Santa Ana 
Freeway) Project, Improvement from State Route 91 in Orange County to 
Interstate 605 in Los Angeles County, CA.
    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about air 
quality impacts, including mobile source air toxics. EPA recommends 
identifying MSAT hotspots; appropriate avoidance, minimization, and/or 
mitigation for MSATs; and additional mitigation measures for 
particulate matter.

EIS No. 20070394, ERP No. F-COE-E39068-FL, Central and Southern Florida 
Project, Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, Caloosahatchee 
River (C-43) West Basin Storage Reservoir Project, Restoration of the 
Ecosystem in Caloosahatchee Estuary, Lake Okeechobee, FL.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about water quality 
impacts and requested warm-weather reservoir water quality monitoring 
and blue-green algal sampling.

EIS No. 20070407, ERP No. F-AFS-J65480-MT, North Bridger Allotment 
Management Plan Update, Proposal to Update Allotment Management Plan on 
11 Livestock Grazing Allotments, Bozeman Ranger District, Gallatin 
National Forest, Gallatin County, MT.
    Summary: EPA supports the selection of alternative 3 and proposed 
grazing improvements, but has some environmental concerns about water 
quality and the resources to implement proposed grazing and range 
improvements, and monitoring and oversight in a near term time frame to 
improve water quality.

EIS No. 20070424, ERP No. F-BPA-L08065-WA, Port Angeles--Juan de Fuca 
Transmission Project, Construct a 550-Megawatt Direct Current Cable 
from Victoria, British Columbia, across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to 
Port Angeles, Presidential Permit, Clallam County, WA.
    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about water 
quality issues, and requested that clarifying information be included 
in the Record of Decision.

    Dated: November 6, 2007.
Robert W. Hargrove,
Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities.
[FR Doc. E7-22035 Filed 11-8-07; 8:45 am]
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