Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments, 860-861 [E7-25637]

Download as PDF 860 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 3 / Friday, January 4, 2008 / Notices clearance of this notice by the Office of Management and Budget is required. Dated: December 5, 2007. Timothy J. Meeks, Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–25459 Filed 1–3–08; 12:05 pm] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–6694–7] 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). jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Draft EISs EIS No. 20070388, ERP No. D–FHW– F40440–00, Blue Water Bridge Plaza Study and Improve to the I–94/1–69 Corridor, To Provide Safe, Efficient and Secure Movement of People and Goods across the Canadian—U.S. Border, Port Huron Area, St. Clair County, MI. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to air quality and further recommends the creation and implementation of a sustainable building implementation plan. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070404, ERP No. D–NRC– H06006–KS, GENERIC—License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Wolf Creek Generating Station, (WCGS) Unit 1. Supplement 32 to NUREG 1437, Implementation, Coffey Country, KS. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the potential ecological effects of increased concentrations of tritium in Coffee County Lake and the potential tritium contamination of groundwater resources. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070437, ERP No. D–NPS– K65334–HI, PROGRAMMATIC EIS— Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail Comprehensive Management Plan, To Provide Long-Term Direction for Natural and Cultural Resource, Island of Hawaii, HI. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:42 Jan 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed project. Rating LO. EIS No. 20070473, ERP No. D–FHW– J40179–MT, US–212 Reconstruction Project, from Rockvale to Laurel, Proposes to Improve Safety for Local and Regional Traffic Area, Yellowstone and Carbon Counties, MT. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to water quality, wetlands, farmland, wildlife habitat, and wildlife movement. EPA recommends that features be designed into the new highway, such as bridges and culverts that facilitate safe wildlife passage under the roadway to allow wildlife movement to and from the Yellowstone River riparian area. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070383, ERP No. DA–BLM– J65418–UT, Price Field Resource Management Plan, Supplemental Information for Non-Wilderness Study Area (WSA) Lands with Wilderness Characteristics. Implementation, Carbon and Emery Counties, UT. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential impacts or further decline in function of already impaired lands in Areas of Critical Environmental Concern which overlap non-WSA lands and along suitable river segments for possible wild scenic or recreational designation within non-WSA lands unless management prescriptions to protect wilderness characteristics are applied. Rating EC2. Final EISs EIS No. 20070423, ERP No. F–AFS– K61165–00, Great Basin Creek South Rangeland Management Projects, Management of 12 Livestock Grazing Allotments, Bridgeport Ranger District, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Lyon and Mineral Counties, NV and Mono County, CA. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about potential and continued impacts to rangelands and with the lack of specificity of the analyses, monitoring, and mitigation needs discussed in the final EIS. EPA recommends that the ROD include a schedule for the development of revised allotment management plans. EIS No. 20070427, ERP No. F–AFS– K65316–CA, SPI Road Project, Construction of an Access Road Across National Forest Land, Special Use Permit, Six Rivers National Forest, Lower Trinity Ranger District, Trinity County, CA. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about potential PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 cumulative impacts to air quality, water quality, hydrology, fish and wildlife in conjunction with the SPI Timber Harvest Plan and effects of project implementation on proposed the Northern California Coastal Wild Heritage Wilderness Act. EIS No. 20070466, ERP No. F–FHW– F40436–WI, TIER 1—FEIS—United States Highway 8 Project, Construction from Wis 35(N)to USH 53, Selected the Preferred Segment Alternative, Funding and Right-ofWay Permit, Polk and Barron Counties, WI. Summary: EPA does not object to the Tier 1 stage of the proposed project. EPA intends to provide further input in subsequent NEPA analyses done on the project corridor. EIS No. 20070485, ERP No. F–AFS– K65297–CA, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Proposed 2003 Mountain Master Development Plan, Implementation, Eldorado National Forest, Amador, Alpine and EL Dorado Counties, CA. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about potential adverse impacts to water quality and habitat for the yellow-legged frog. EPA recommends consideration of Alternative 3–Limited Emigrant Valley Development, because it minimizes cumulative watershed effects and avoids impacts to Mountain yellow-legged frog caused by the expansion of recreation into known habitat. EIS No. 20070491, ERP No. F–AFS– J65472–CO, Bull Mountain Natural Gas Pipeline, Construct, Operate and Maintain Natural Gas Pipeline, Issuance of Right-of-Way Grant and Temporary Use Area Permits, Gunnison, Delta, Mesa, Garfield Counties, CO. Summary: The final EIS addressed EPA’s request for information on impacts to wetlands. However, EPA continues to have environmental concerns about the potential environmental impacts to fens, riparian resources, upland areas, and air quality, including project emissions. The ROD should consider adding more detailed information on the monitoring and mitigation measures. EIS No. 20070493, ERP No. F–AFS– L65533–ID, Sun Valley Resort (Bald Mountain) 2005 Master Plan—Phase I Project, Implementation, Special-UsePermits, Sawtooth National Forest, Blaine County, ID. Summary: EPA’s concerns were addressed by selection of a modified Alternative 3 as the Preferred Alternative. EPA provided recommendations regarding the E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 3 / Friday, January 4, 2008 / Notices Cumulative Effects Analysis and Best Management Practices for water conservation. Dated: December 31, 2007. Clifford Rader, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E7–25637 Filed 1–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–6694–6] jlentini on PROD1PC65 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 12/24/2007 Through 12/28/2007 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. EIS No. 20070547, Draft Supplement, COE, TX, Central City Project, Proposed Modification to the Authorized Projects which provides Flood Damage Reduction, Habitat Improvement, Recreation and Urban Revitalization, Upper Trinity River Central City, Upper Trinity River Basin, Trinity River, TX, Comment Period Ends: 02/19/2008, Contact: Saji Alummuttil 817–886–1764. EIS No. 20070548, Final EIS, NPS, CO, Rocky Mountain National Park, Elk and Vegetation Management Plan, Implementation, Grand and Larimer Counties, CO, Wait Period Ends: 02/ 04/2008, Contact: Vaughn L. Baker 970–586–1206. EIS No. 20070549, Final EIS, BLM, UT, Chapita Wells-Stagecoach Area Natural Gas Development, Drilling and Production Operations of Natural Gas Wells and Associated Access Road, and Pipelines, Uintah County, UT, Wait Period Ends: 02/04/2008, Contact: Stephanie Howard 435–781– 4469. EIS No. 20070550, Draft EIS, FHW, MN, US–14 Reconstruction Project, Improvement to Truck Highway 14 from Front Street in New Ulm to Nicollet County Road 6 in North Mankato Brown and Nicollet Counties, MN, Comment Period Ends: 03/15/2008, Contact: Cheryl Martin 651–291–6120. EIS No. 20070551, Final EIS, BLM, UT, Greater Deadman Bench Oil and Gas Producing Region, Proposes to Develop Oil and Gas Resources, Rightof-Way Grants and Applications for Permit to Drill, Vernal, Uintah VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:42 Jan 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 County, UT, Wait Period Ends: 02/04/ 2008, Contact: Stephanie Howard 435–781–4469. EIS No. 20070552, Final EIS, FHW, MN, Scott County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 21 Project, Extension from CSAH 42 in Prior Lake to CSAH 18 at Southbridge Parkway in Shakopee, U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit, Scott County, MN, Wait Period Ends: 02/04/2008, Contact: Cheryl Martin 651–291–6120. EIS No. 20070553, Final EIS, BLM, WY, Rawlins Field Office Planning Area Resource Management Plan, Addresses the Comprehensive Analysis of Alternatives for the Planning and Management of Public Land and Resource Administered by (BLM), Albany, Carbon, Laramie and Sweetwater Counties, WY, Wait Period Ends: 02/04/2008, Contact: Ken Peacock 307–775–6113. EIS No. 20070554, Final EIS, FRC, CO, High Plains Expansion Project, (Docket No. CP07–207–000) Natural Gas Pipeline Facility, Construction and Operation, U.S. Army COE 404, Weld, Adams, and Morgan Counties, CO, Wait Period Ends: 02/04/2008, Contact: Andy Black 1–866–208– 3372. EIS No. 20070555, Draft EIS, DHS, CA, U.S. Border Patrol San Diego Sector, Proposed Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of Tactical Infrastructure, San Diego County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 02/19/2008, Contact: Gregory Giddens 202–344– 2450. EIS No. 20070556, Final EIS, NGB, MS, Camp Shelby Joint Force Training Center, Implementation of Installation Mission Support Activities, Renewal of Special Use Permit, De Soto National Forest, in portions of Forrest, George and Perry Counties, MS, Wait Period Ends: 02/04/2008, Contact: Alisa Dickson 703–607–9620. EIS No. 20070557, Final EIS, IBW, TX, PROGRAMMATIC—Rio Grande Flood Control Projects, Proposing a Range of Alternatives for Maintenance Activities and Future Improvements, along the Texas-Mexico Border, Wait Period Ends: 02/04/2008, Contact: Daniel Borunda 915–832–4767. EIS No. 20070558, Final EIS, NPS, VA, Great Falls Park General Management Plan, Implementation, George Washington Parkway, Fairfax County, VA, Wait Period Ends: 2/04/2008, Contact: David Vela 703–289–2500. 861 Action relative to Cooling Alternatives and the Use of Groundwater as Backup Water Source, U.S. Army COE Section 10 and 404 Permits, Grant County, SD and Big Stone County, MN , Comment Period Ends: 02/28/2008, Contact: Nancy Werdel 720–962–7251. Revision of FR Notice Published 10/26/ 2007: Extending Comment Period from 12/10/2007 to 02/28/2008 EIS No. 20070484, Draft EIS, FHW, 00, Interstate-94, I–43, I–894, and WI–119 (Airport Spur) I–94/USH 41 Interchange to Howard Avenue, To Address Freeway System’s Deteriorated Conditions, Funding and U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit, Kenosha, Racine and Milwaukee Counties, WI and Lake County, IL, Comment Period Ends: 01/25/2008, Contact: David Scott 608–829–7522. Revision Notice Published on 11/16/ 2007: Extending Comment Period from 12/31/2007 to 01/25/2008 Dated: December 31, 2007. Clifford Rader, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E7–25638 Filed 1–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2007–1200; FRL–8513–3] Board of Scientific Counselors, Executive Committee Meeting— January 2008 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of one meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will continue on Friday, January 25, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon. All times noted are eastern time. The meeting may adjourn early if all business is finished. Requests for the draft agenda or for making oral presentations at the meeting will be accepted up to 1 business day before the Amended Notices meeting. EIS No. 20070450, Draft Supplement, ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at WAP, 00, Big Stone II Power Plant and the Renaissance M Street Hotel, 1143 Transmission Project, Addresses the New Hampshire Avenue, NW., Impacts of Changes to the Proposed Washington, DC 20037, Tel: (202) 775– PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[ER-FRL-6694-7]


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. 20070388, ERP No. D-FHW-F40440-00, Blue Water Bridge Plaza 
Study and Improve to the I-94/1-69 Corridor, To Provide Safe, Efficient 
and Secure Movement of People and Goods across the Canadian--U.S. 
Border, Port Huron Area, St. Clair County, MI.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to air 
quality and further recommends the creation and implementation of a 
sustainable building implementation plan. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20070404, ERP No. D-NRC-H06006-KS, GENERIC--License Renewal of 
Nuclear Plants Regarding Wolf Creek Generating Station, (WCGS) Unit 1. 
Supplement 32 to NUREG 1437, Implementation, Coffey Country, KS.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the potential 
ecological effects of increased concentrations of tritium in Coffee 
County Lake and the potential tritium contamination of groundwater 
resources. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20070437, ERP No. D-NPS-K65334-HI, PROGRAMMATIC EIS--Ala 
Kahakai National Historic Trail Comprehensive Management Plan, To 
Provide Long-Term Direction for Natural and Cultural Resource, Island 
of Hawaii, HI.
    Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed project. Rating LO.

EIS No. 20070473, ERP No. D-FHW-J40179-MT, US-212 Reconstruction 
Project, from Rockvale to Laurel, Proposes to Improve Safety for Local 
and Regional Traffic Area, Yellowstone and Carbon Counties, MT.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to 
water quality, wetlands, farmland, wildlife habitat, and wildlife 
movement. EPA recommends that features be designed into the new 
highway, such as bridges and culverts that facilitate safe wildlife 
passage under the roadway to allow wildlife movement to and from the 
Yellowstone River riparian area. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20070383, ERP No. DA-BLM-J65418-UT, Price Field Resource 
Management Plan, Supplemental Information for Non-Wilderness Study Area 
(WSA) Lands with Wilderness Characteristics. Implementation, Carbon and 
Emery Counties, UT.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential 
impacts or further decline in function of already impaired lands in 
Areas of Critical Environmental Concern which overlap non-WSA lands and 
along suitable river segments for possible wild scenic or recreational 
designation within non-WSA lands unless management prescriptions to 
protect wilderness characteristics are applied. Rating EC2.

Final EISs

EIS No. 20070423, ERP No. F-AFS-K61165-00, Great Basin Creek South 
Rangeland Management Projects, Management of 12 Livestock Grazing 
Allotments, Bridgeport Ranger District, Humboldt-Toiyabe National 
Forest, Lyon and Mineral Counties, NV and Mono County, CA.
    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about 
potential and continued impacts to rangelands and with the lack of 
specificity of the analyses, monitoring, and mitigation needs discussed 
in the final EIS. EPA recommends that the ROD include a schedule for 
the development of revised allotment management plans.

EIS No. 20070427, ERP No. F-AFS-K65316-CA, SPI Road Project, 
Construction of an Access Road Across National Forest Land, Special Use 
Permit, Six Rivers National Forest, Lower Trinity Ranger District, 
Trinity County, CA.
    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about 
potential cumulative impacts to air quality, water quality, hydrology, 
fish and wildlife in conjunction with the SPI Timber Harvest Plan and 
effects of project implementation on proposed the Northern California 
Coastal Wild Heritage Wilderness Act.

EIS No. 20070466, ERP No. F-FHW-F40436-WI, TIER 1--FEIS--United States 
Highway 8 Project, Construction from Wis 35(N)to USH 53, Selected the 
Preferred Segment Alternative, Funding and Right-of-Way Permit, Polk 
and Barron Counties, WI.
    Summary: EPA does not object to the Tier 1 stage of the proposed 
project. EPA intends to provide further input in subsequent NEPA 
analyses done on the project corridor.

EIS No. 20070485, ERP No. F-AFS-K65297-CA, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, 
Proposed 2003 Mountain Master Development Plan, Implementation, 
Eldorado National Forest, Amador, Alpine and EL Dorado Counties, CA.
    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about 
potential adverse impacts to water quality and habitat for the yellow-
legged frog. EPA recommends consideration of Alternative 3-Limited 
Emigrant Valley Development, because it minimizes cumulative watershed 
effects and avoids impacts to Mountain yellow-legged frog caused by the 
expansion of recreation into known habitat.

EIS No. 20070491, ERP No. F-AFS-J65472-CO, Bull Mountain Natural Gas 
Pipeline, Construct, Operate and Maintain Natural Gas Pipeline, 
Issuance of Right-of-Way Grant and Temporary Use Area Permits, 
Gunnison, Delta, Mesa, Garfield Counties, CO.
    Summary: The final EIS addressed EPA's request for information on 
impacts to wetlands. However, EPA continues to have environmental 
concerns about the potential environmental impacts to fens, riparian 
resources, upland areas, and air quality, including project emissions. 
The ROD should consider adding more detailed information on the 
monitoring and mitigation measures.

EIS No. 20070493, ERP No. F-AFS-L65533-ID, Sun Valley Resort (Bald 
Mountain) 2005 Master Plan--Phase I Project, Implementation, Special-
Use-Permits, Sawtooth National Forest, Blaine County, ID.
    Summary: EPA's concerns were addressed by selection of a modified 
Alternative 3 as the Preferred Alternative. EPA provided 
recommendations regarding the

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    Dated: December 31, 2007.
Clifford Rader,
Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Federal Activities.
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