Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments, 67722-67723 [E7-23242]

Download as PDF 67722 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 230 / Friday, November 30, 2007 / Notices listed and described in the Supporting Statement for the ICR. Reviewing authorities, either State, local or Federal, review the permit application and provides for public review of the proposed project and issues the permit based on its consideration of all technical factors and public input. The EPA, more broadly, reviews a fraction of the total applications and audits the State and local programs for their effectiveness. Consequently, information prepared and submitted by the source is essential for the source to receive a permit, and for Federal, State and local environmental agencies to adequately review the permit application and thereby properly administer and manage the NSR programs. Information that is collected and handled according to EPA’s policies set forth in title 40, chapter 1, part 2, subpart B—Confidentiality of Business Information (see 40 CFR part 2). See also section 114(c) of the Act. Burden Statement: 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 technology and systems for Type of permit action 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; 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. The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is broken down as follows: Major PSD Major Part D Minor Number of Sources ...................................................................................................................... Burden Hours per Response: Industry ................................................................................................................................. Permitting Agencies .............................................................................................................. 282 519 74,591 839 272 577 109 40 30 Total Annual Burden Hours: Industry ................................................................................................................... Permitting Agencies ............................................................................................... 236,262 76,595 299,578 56,593 2,983,640 2,237,730 Respondents/Affected Entities: Industrial plants, State and local permitting agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 150,784. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,890,399 hours. technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Are There Changes in the Estimates From the Last Approval? BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Since the last renewal of this ICR (November 2, 2004; 69 FR 63530), the estimated number of respondents has increased by 51 due to the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to vacate the Clean Units and Pollution Control Project Exclusion provisions of the NSR program. See New York v. EPA, 413 F.3d 3 (D.C. Cir. 2005). As a result, the total annual burden has been increased by 39,273 hours. The burden per type of permit remains unchanged. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Dated: November 21, 2007. Stephen D. Page, Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. [FR Doc. E7–23296 Filed 11–29–07; 8:45 am] rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES What Is the Next Step in the Process for This ICR? EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICRs as appropriate. The final ICR packages will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICRs to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about these ICRs or the approval process, please contact the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:27 Nov 29, 2007 Jkt 214001 [ER–FRL–6693–6] 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. 20070359, ERP No. DS–BLM– L65462–AK, Northeast National Petroleum Reserve—Alaska Integrated Activity Plan, Updated Information, addressing the need for more Oil and Gas Production through Leasing Lands, Consideration of 4 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Alternatives, North Slope Borough, AK. Summary: EPA expressed environmental objections to each action alternative because of potential adverse impacts to wetlands, aquatic habitat and fish and wildlife. EPA suggests considering an alternative that will reduce the potential impacts, especially to water quality, by retaining the current leasing acreage, and surface activity restrictions, incorporating both performance based stipulations and Required Operating Procedures until data on effectiveness of these measures become available. Rating EO2. Final EISs EIS No. 20070398, ERP No. F–BLM– L65510–AK, Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Resource Management Plan, from Point Lay to the North Sound and from the Bering and Chukchi Seas East to the Kobuk River, AK. Summary: While the final EIS provides for the development of a habitat management plan, EPA continues to have environmental concerns about impacts to resources from the lack of specific requirements for the abandonment, removal, and reclamation of activities relating to resource exploration, development, and operation after leases have expired and operations have cease. EIS No. 20070418, ERP No. F–NPS– E65078–NC, North Shore Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 230 / Friday, November 30, 2007 / Notices General Management Plan, Implementation, Fontana Dam, Swain County, NC. Summary: EPA does not object to the selection of the preferred alternative. EIS No. 20070433, ERP No. F–BIA– L65495–ID, PROGRAMMATIC— Coeur d’ Alene Tribe Integrated Resource Management Plan, Implementation, Coeur d’ Alene Reservation and Aboriginal Territory, ID. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. Dated: November 27, 2007. Ken Mittelholtz, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E7–23242 Filed 11–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Amended Notices [ER–FRL–6693–5] rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–7167 or http://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements filed 11/19/2007 through 11/ 23/2007. Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. EIS No. 20070500, Final EIS, COE, CA, Berth 136–147 [TraPac] Container Terminal Project, Upgrade Existing Wharf Facilities, Install a Buffer Area between the Terminal and Community, U.S. Army COE section 10 and 404 Permit, West Basin Portion of the Port of Los Angeles, CA. Wait Period Ends: 01/02/2008. Contact: Dr. Spencer D. MacNeil 805– 585–2152. EIS No. 20070501, Final EIS, BLM, NV, Ely District Resource Management Plan, Implementation, White Pine, Lincoln Counties and a Portion of Nye County, NV. Wait Period Ends: 01/02/ 2008. Contact: Jeff Weeks 775–289– 1825. EIS No. 20070502, Final EIS, FHW, NE, U.S. Highway 34, Plattsmouth Bridge Study, over the Missouri River between U.S. 75 and I–29, Funding, Coast Guard Permit, U.S. Army COE 10 and 404 Permits, Cass County, NE and Mills County, IA. Wait Period Ends: 01/02/2008. Contact: Edward W. Kosola 402–437–5975. EIS No. 20070503, Draft EIS, AFS, AK, Navy Timber Sale Project, To Address the Potential Effects of Timber VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:27 Nov 29, 2007 Jkt 214001 Harvesting on Etolin Island, Wrangell Ranger District, Tongass National Forest, AK. Comment Period Ends: 01/14/2008. Contact: Frank Roberts 907–874–7556. EIS No. 20070504, Draft EIS, FRC, 00, Rockies Express Pipeline Project, (REX–East), Construction and Operation of Natural Gas Pipeline Facilities, WY, NE, MO, IL, IN and OH, Comment Period Ends: 01/14/ 2008. Contact: Andy Black 1–866– 208–3372. EIS No. 20070505, Final EIS, WPA, CA, Trinity Public Utilities District Direct Interconnection Project, Construct and Operate a 16-mile Long 60Kilovolt Power Transmission Facilities, (DOE/EIS–0389, Trinity County, CA, Wait Period Ends: 01/02/ 2008. Contact: Mark Wieringa 720– 962–7448. EIS No. 20070420, Draft EIS, SFW, CA, Agua Caliente Tribal Habitat Conservation Plan (THCP), Application for an Incidental Take Permit for 24 Covered Species, Coachella Valley, Riverside County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 01/10/ 2008. Contact: Jim Bartel 760–431– 9440. Revision to FR Notice Published 10/12/2007: Correction to Comment Period from 11/26/2007 to 01/10/ 2008. EIS No. 20070478, Final EIS, AFS, AK, Helicopter Access to Conduct Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) in Wilderness, in Tongass and Chugach National Forest, AK. Wait Period Ends: 12/24/2007. Contact: Ken Post 907–586–8796. Review to FR Notice Published 11/09/2007: Correction to Title. Dated: November 27, 2007. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E7–23241 Filed 11–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8500–3] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Two Public Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board Radiation Advisory Committee MARSAME Review Panel Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67723 SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences of the SAB Radiation Advisory Committee (RAC) augmented with additional experts to review the draft document entitled ‘‘Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Assessment of Materials and Equipment (MARSAME) Manual,’’ December 2006. DATES: The SAB Radiation Advisory Committee (RAC) MARSAME Review Panel will hold public teleconferences on Friday, December 21, 2007 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) and Monday, March 10, 2008 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). ADDRESSES: The public teleconferences on Friday, December 21, 2007 and Monday, March 10, 2008 will take place via telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain the call-in number and access code for the public teleconferences may contact Dr. K. Jack Kooyoomjian, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), by mail at the EPA SAB Staff Office (1400F), U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at (202) 343–9984; by fax at (202) 233–0643; or by e-mail at: kooyoomjian.jack@epa.gov. General information concerning the SAB can be found on the SAB Web Site at: http:// www.epa.gov/sab. Technical Contact: For questions and information concerning the draft MARSAME document, background information, as well as briefing and other background materials provided to the RAC MARSAME Review Panel which are pertinent to the teleconferences in this notice, please contact Dr. Mary E. Clark of the U.S. EPA, ORIA by telephone at: (202) 343– 9348, fax at (202) 243–2395, or e-mail at clark.marye@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The EPA’s Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (ORIA) on behalf of the Federal agencies participating in the development of the MARSAME Manual (see below) requested the SAB to provide advice on a draft document entitled ‘‘MultiAgency Radiation Survey and Assessment of Materials and Equipment (MARSAME) Manual,’’ December 2006. MARSAME is a supplement to the ‘‘Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual’’ (MARSSIM, EPA 402–R–970–016, Rev.1, August 2000 and June 2001 update). The SAB Staff Office announced this advisory activity and requested nominations for technical experts to augment the SAB’s Radiation Advisory Committee (RAC) in the Federal Register (72 FR 11356; E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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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. 20070359, ERP No. DS-BLM-L65462-AK, Northeast National 
Petroleum Reserve--Alaska Integrated Activity Plan, Updated 
Information, addressing the need for more Oil and Gas Production 
through Leasing Lands, Consideration of 4 Alternatives, North Slope 
Borough, AK.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental objections to each action 
alternative because of potential adverse impacts to wetlands, aquatic 
habitat and fish and wildlife. EPA suggests considering an alternative 
that will reduce the potential impacts, especially to water quality, by 
retaining the current leasing acreage, and surface activity 
restrictions, incorporating both performance based stipulations and 
Required Operating Procedures until data on effectiveness of these 
measures become available.
    Rating EO2.

Final EISs

EIS No. 20070398, ERP No. F-BLM-L65510-AK, Kobuk-Seward Peninsula 
Resource Management Plan, from Point Lay to the North Sound and from 
the Bering and Chukchi Seas East to the Kobuk River, AK.
    Summary: While the final EIS provides for the development of a 
habitat management plan, EPA continues to have environmental concerns 
about impacts to resources from the lack of specific requirements for 
the abandonment, removal, and reclamation of activities relating to 
resource exploration, development, and operation after leases have 
expired and operations have cease.

EIS No. 20070418, ERP No. F-NPS-E65078-NC, North Shore Road, Great 
Smoky Mountains National Park,

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General Management Plan, Implementation, Fontana Dam, Swain County, NC.
    Summary: EPA does not object to the selection of the preferred 
alternative.

EIS No. 20070433, ERP No. F-BIA-L65495-ID, PROGRAMMATIC--Coeur d' Alene 
Tribe Integrated Resource Management Plan, Implementation, Coeur d' 
Alene Reservation and Aboriginal Territory, ID.
    Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency.

    Dated: November 27, 2007.
Ken Mittelholtz,
Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Federal Activities.
[FR Doc. E7-23242 Filed 11-29-07; 8:45 am]
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