Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement; Apra Harbor, GU, 66170-66171 [E7-23043]

Download as PDF pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 66170 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 27, 2007 / Notices Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–343– 9027; fax number: 202–343–2801; e-mail address: Solar.Jose@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On Tuesday, July 31, 2007 (72 FR 41747), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any additional comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice. EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–OAR–2007–0176, which is available for online viewing at www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Office of Air and Radiation Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is 202– 566–1744, and the telephone number for the Office of Air and Radiation Docket is 202–566–1742. Use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘docket search,’’ then key in the docket ID number identified above. Please note that EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing at www.regulations.gov as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, confidential business information (CBI), or other information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For further information about the electronic docket, go to www.regulations.gov. Title: Reformulated Gasoline and Conventional Gasoline: Requirements for Refiners, Oxygenated Blenders, and Importers of Gasoline and Requirements for Parties in the Gasoline Distribution Network (Renewal). ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1591.24, OMB Control No. 2060–0277. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2007. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. An VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:26 Nov 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: Gasoline combustion is the major source of air pollution in most urban areas. In the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act (Act), section 211(k), Congress required that gasoline dispensed in nine areas with severe air quality problems, and areas that opt-in, be reformulated to reduce toxic and ozone-forming emissions. (Ozone is also known as smog.) Congress also required that, in the process of producing reformulated gasoline (RFG), dirty components removed in the reformulation process not be ‘‘dumped’’ into the remainder of the country’s gasoline, known as conventional gasoline (CG). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated regulations at 40 CFR part 80, Subpart D—Reformulated Gasoline, Subpart E— Anti-Dumping, and Subpart F—Attest Engagements, implementing the statutory requirements, which include standards for RFG (§ 80.41) and CG (§ 80.101). The regulations also contain reporting and recordkeeping requirements for the production, importation, transport and storage of gasoline, in order to demonstrate compliance and facilitate compliance and enforcement. The program is run by the Transportation and Regional Programs Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation. Enforcement is done by the Air Enforcement Division, Office of Regulatory Enforcement, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. This program excludes California, which has separate requirements for gasoline. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2.4 hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Respondents/Affected Entities: Refiners, Oxygenate Blenders, and Importers of Gasoline; Requirements for Parties in the Gasoline Distribution Network. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,068. Frequency of Response: Once, Quarterly, Annually, On Occasion. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 127,041. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $35,255,669, which includes $25,092,389 in annualized capital or O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 5,351 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This increase is due to new requirements. Dated: November 20, 2007. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E7–23074 Filed 11–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–6693–4] Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement; Apra Harbor, GU U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to designate a permanent ocean dredged material disposal site (ODMDS) off Apra Harbor, Guam. AGENCY: Purpose: EPA has the authority to designate ODMDSs under section 102 of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA) of 1972 (33 USC 1401 et. seq.). It is EPA’s policy to publish an EIS for all ODMDS designations (39 FR 37119, October 1974). Comments on the scope of the EIS evaluation will be accepted for 45 days from the date of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, TO SUBMIT COMMENTS, AND TO BE PLACED ON A E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 27, 2007 / Notices Mr. Allan Ota, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, Dredging and Sediment Management Team (WTR–8), 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105–3901, Telephone: (415) 972–3476 or Fax: (415) 947–3537 or E-mail: R9Guam_ODMDS_Scoping@epa.gov. SUMMARY: EPA intends to conduct public meetings and collect public comments in advance of preparing an EIS to designate a permanent ODMDS off Apra Harbor, Guam. This EIS will be prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of the Navy (Navy). An EIS is needed to provide the environmental information necessary to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with ODMDS alternatives and select a preferred alternative that meets EPA’s site selection criteria at 40 CFR 228.5 and 228.6. Need for Action: Both the Navy and the Port Authority of Guam (PAG) have plans to expand their operations in Apra Harbor, Guam. Expansion of the Apra Harbor Naval Complex and Commercial Port is proposed to accommodate projected increases in vessel and cargo traffic, newer classes of vessels and dockside maintenance and support operations. Expansion plans would require dredging to increase water depths for the safe navigation of military and commercial vessels. In addition, ongoing navigation activities also require periodic maintenance dredging. It should be noted that designation of an ODMDS does not constitute approval of ocean disposal. The Corps, with EPA concurrence, must first determine on a case by case basis that the proposed dredged material is suitable and that all beneficial reuse or other alternatives to ocean disposal have been considered. However, not all of the anticipated dredged materials can be accommodated in existing landfills and these sediments may not all be suitable for beneficial reuse (e.g., construction fills, wetlands restoration). Therefore, it is necessary to establish a permanent ODMDS to accommodate dredged material generated from anticipated new work and maintenance dredging in Apra Harbor. Alternatives: The following proposed alternatives have been tentatively defined. —‘‘No Action’’—Do not designate a permanent ODMDS, and continue to manage dredged material generated from new work and maintenance dredging with existing landfill and construction fill options subject to disposal volume limits. Future expansion of the naval and pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES PROJECT MAILING LIST, CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:26 Nov 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 commercial port facilities will be limited significantly. —‘‘North Alternative ODMDS’’— Designate a permanent ODMDS north of Apra Harbor, Guam, in a study area approximately 12–15 nautical miles offshore and in depths ranging from 6,000 to 6,600 feet. —‘‘Northwest Alternative ODMDS’’— Designate a permanent ODMDS northwest of Apra Harbor, Guam, in a study area approximately 9–15 nautical miles offshore and in depths ranging from 6,600 to 8,400 feet. The North and Northwest study areas were identified in the Zone of Siting Feasibility (ZSF) Study, Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site, Apra Harbor, Guam, Final Report (September 2006). This ZSF study excluded areas from further consideration, such as: shipping lanes, navigational hazards, military operating areas (i.e., for submarines), marine protected areas (i.e., marine preserves), and important fishing areas (commercial and recreational). Scoping: EPA is requesting written comments from federal, state, and local governments, industry, nongovernmental organizations, and the general public on the range of alternatives considered, specific environmental issues to be evaluated in the EIS, and the potential impacts of the alternatives for an ODMDS designated offshore of Apra Harbor, Guam. Scoping comments will be accepted for 45 days, beginning with the date of this Notice. A public scoping meeting is scheduled on the following date: December 6, 2007, from 6–8 p.m., at The Weston Resort Guam, 105 Gun Beach Road, Tumon, Guam. The EPA presentation will be followed by public comments and questions. Estimated Date of Draft EIS Release: March 2009. Dated: November 9, 2007. Laura Yoshii, Deputy Regional Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9. Dated: November 20, 2007. Anne Norton-Miller, Director, OFA. [FR Doc. E7–23043 Filed 11–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66171 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2006–0340; FRL–8499–5] Renewable Fuel Standard Under Section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act as Amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act (the Act), as amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to annually determine a renewable fuel standard (RFS) which is applicable to refiners, importers and certain blenders of gasoline, and publish the standard in the Federal Register by November 30 of each year. On the basis of this standard, each obligated party determines the volume of renewable fuel that it must ensure is consumed as motor vehicle fuel. This standard is calculated as a percentage, by dividing the amount of renewable fuel that the Act requires to be blended into gasoline for a given year by the amount of gasoline expected to be used during that year, including certain adjustments specified by the Act. In this notice we are publishing an RFS of 4.66% for 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris McKenna, Environmental Protection Agency, MC 6406J, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–343– 9037; fax number: 202–343–2801; email address: mckenna.chris@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Calculation of the 2008 RFS A. Background The preamble to the final rulemaking for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program included a projected RFS for 2008 of 4.63%. 72 FR 23912 (May 1, 2007). In today’s notice we are again using the calculational procedure from the final rulemaking to calculate the 2008 RFS. However, since some projections and assumptions used in the final rulemaking to calculate the projected 2008 RFS have changed, today’s notice includes a recalculated and final 2008 RFS using the most recently available information. Since the RFS rule established clear legal criteria for deriving the standard (including specification of the formula used in today’s notice, and all data sources), EPA is simply applying facts to preestablished law in issuing the final 2008 RFS standard. EPA is advising the E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[ER-FRL-6693-4]


Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement; Apra Harbor, 
GU

AGENCY: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS) to designate a permanent ocean dredged material disposal site 
(ODMDS) off Apra Harbor, Guam.

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    Purpose: EPA has the authority to designate ODMDSs under section 
102 of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA) of 
1972 (33 USC 1401 et. seq.). It is EPA's policy to publish an EIS for 
all ODMDS designations (39 FR 37119, October 1974). Comments on the 
scope of the EIS evaluation will be accepted for 45 days from the date 
of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, TO SUBMIT COMMENTS, AND TO BE PLACED ON A

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PROJECT MAILING LIST, CONTACT:
    Mr. Allan Ota, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, 
Dredging and Sediment Management Team (WTR-8), 75 Hawthorne Street, San 
Francisco, California 94105-3901, Telephone: (415) 972-3476 or Fax: 
(415) 947-3537 or E-mail: R9Guam--ODMDS--Scoping@epa.gov.

SUMMARY: EPA intends to conduct public meetings and collect public 
comments in advance of preparing an EIS to designate a permanent ODMDS 
off Apra Harbor, Guam. This EIS will be prepared in cooperation with 
the U.S. Department of the Navy (Navy). An EIS is needed to provide the 
environmental information necessary to evaluate the potential 
environmental impacts associated with ODMDS alternatives and select a 
preferred alternative that meets EPA's site selection criteria at 40 
CFR 228.5 and 228.6.
    Need for Action: Both the Navy and the Port Authority of Guam (PAG) 
have plans to expand their operations in Apra Harbor, Guam. Expansion 
of the Apra Harbor Naval Complex and Commercial Port is proposed to 
accommodate projected increases in vessel and cargo traffic, newer 
classes of vessels and dockside maintenance and support operations. 
Expansion plans would require dredging to increase water depths for the 
safe navigation of military and commercial vessels. In addition, 
ongoing navigation activities also require periodic maintenance 
dredging. It should be noted that designation of an ODMDS does not 
constitute approval of ocean disposal. The Corps, with EPA concurrence, 
must first determine on a case by case basis that the proposed dredged 
material is suitable and that all beneficial reuse or other 
alternatives to ocean disposal have been considered. However, not all 
of the anticipated dredged materials can be accommodated in existing 
landfills and these sediments may not all be suitable for beneficial 
re-use (e.g., construction fills, wetlands restoration). Therefore, it 
is necessary to establish a permanent ODMDS to accommodate dredged 
material generated from anticipated new work and maintenance dredging 
in Apra Harbor.
    Alternatives: The following proposed alternatives have been 
tentatively defined.

--``No Action''--Do not designate a permanent ODMDS, and continue to 
manage dredged material generated from new work and maintenance 
dredging with existing landfill and construction fill options subject 
to disposal volume limits. Future expansion of the naval and commercial 
port facilities will be limited significantly.
--``North Alternative ODMDS''--Designate a permanent ODMDS north of 
Apra Harbor, Guam, in a study area approximately 12-15 nautical miles 
offshore and in depths ranging from 6,000 to 6,600 feet.
--``Northwest Alternative ODMDS''--Designate a permanent ODMDS 
northwest of Apra Harbor, Guam, in a study area approximately 9-15 
nautical miles offshore and in depths ranging from 6,600 to 8,400 feet.

    The North and Northwest study areas were identified in the Zone of 
Siting Feasibility (ZSF) Study, Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site, 
Apra Harbor, Guam, Final Report (September 2006). This ZSF study 
excluded areas from further consideration, such as: shipping lanes, 
navigational hazards, military operating areas (i.e., for submarines), 
marine protected areas (i.e., marine preserves), and important fishing 
areas (commercial and recreational).
    Scoping: EPA is requesting written comments from federal, state, 
and local governments, industry, non-governmental organizations, and 
the general public on the range of alternatives considered, specific 
environmental issues to be evaluated in the EIS, and the potential 
impacts of the alternatives for an ODMDS designated offshore of Apra 
Harbor, Guam. Scoping comments will be accepted for 45 days, beginning 
with the date of this Notice. A public scoping meeting is scheduled on 
the following date: December 6, 2007, from 6-8 p.m., at The Weston 
Resort Guam, 105 Gun Beach Road, Tumon, Guam. The EPA presentation will 
be followed by public comments and questions.
    Estimated Date of Draft EIS Release: March 2009.

    Dated: November 9, 2007.

Laura Yoshii,
Deputy Regional Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 
9.

    Dated: November 20, 2007.
Anne Norton-Miller,
Director, OFA.
[FR Doc. E7-23043 Filed 11-26-07; 8:45 am]
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