Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplement to the Hawaii Range Complex Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS/OEIS) for a Proposal To Enhance Training, Testing, and Operational Capability Within the Hawaii Range Complex (HRC), 3242-3243 [E8-796]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 3242 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 12 / Thursday, January 17, 2008 / Notices generator unit at a site adjacent to the existing Nelson Dewey Generating Station (NED) Units 1 and 2 on the Mississippi River at River Mile 607.7. In addition to the new power generating unit, the following associated facilities would be constructed and operated: A new lateral collector well to supply cooling water; additional barge unloading capacity including three additional barge moorings in the Mississippi River, a new barge unloading tower foundation, and a temporary equipment barge unloading ramp; a new storm water detention pond and pipe outfall structure; 1.7mile-long off-site parallel industrial railroad tracks, including a sheet pile retaining wall, adjacent to the existing BNSF railroad mainline tracks; new railroad bridges over two creeks for the off-site parallel industrial railroad tracks; and two new coal pile runoff ponds to replace the existing coal pile runoff pond adjacent to the railroad tracks. The project would require the discharge of dredged or fill material into the Mississippi River and two creeks that are tributaries to the Mississippi River. The Mississippi River is a navigable water of the U.S. The discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the U.S. requires a permit issued by the Corps under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. Construction work conducted below the ordinary high water mark of a navigable water of the U.S. requires a permit issued by the Corps under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act. The final environmental impact statement will be used as a basis for the permit decision and to ensure compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). ADDRESSES: Questions concerning the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) can be addressed to Mr. Jon K. Ahlness, Regulatory Branch by letter at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 190 Fifth Street East, Suite 401, St. Paul, MN 55101–1638, by telephone or by e-mail at jon.k.ahlness@usace.army.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jon K. Ahlness, (651) 290–5381. 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The DEIS will assess impacts of the proposed action and reasonable alternatives, identify and evaluate mitigation alternatives, and discuss potential environmental monitoring. Significant issues and resources to be identified in the DEIS will be determined through coordination with responsible federal, state, and local agencies; the general public; interested private organizations and parties; and affected Native American Tribes. Anyone who has an interest in participating in the development of the DEIS is invited to contact the St. Paul District, Corps of Engineers. Significant issues that will be addressed in the DEIS include: 1. Fish, wildlife, and ecologically sensitive resources. 2. Water resources, including: Surface water hydrology; groundwater hydrology; and waters of the U.S., including wetlands. 3. Water quality, including: Surface water runoff; and storm water management. 4. Air quality, including: Mercury emissions; and carbon dioxide emissions. 5. Cumulative impacts, including: Wildlife habitat loss; water quality; and air quality. Additional issues of interest may be identified through the public scoping process. Our environmental review will be conducted to meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, Endangered Species Act of 1973, Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, and other applicable laws and regulations. Dated: January 10, 2008. Jon L. Christensen, Colonel, Corps of Engineers District Engineer. [FR Doc. E8–819 Filed 1–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–CY–P PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplement to the Hawaii Range Complex Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS/OEIS) for a Proposal To Enhance Training, Testing, and Operational Capability Within the Hawaii Range Complex (HRC) AGENCY: ACTION: Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy (DON) announces its intent to prepare a Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS/OEIS) for the Hawaii Range Complex (HRC). This SDEIS/OEIS will be focused on the methodology used to analyze potential marine mammal behavioral effects related to midfrequency active sonar exposure. In addition, DON may make adjustments to the alternatives. On August 29, 2006, pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), and Executive Order 12114 (Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions), the DON announced its intent to prepare an EIS/OEIS for the HRC and invited the public to comment on the scope of the EIS/OEIS (71 FR 51188). A DEIS/OEIS was subsequently released on July 27, 2007, (72 FR 41324), which evaluated the potential environmental effects of increasing usage and enhancing the capabilities of the HRC to achieve and maintain Fleet readiness and to conduct current, emerging, and future training and research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) activities. As described in the DEIS/OEIS at section 4.1.2.4.9, a dose function approach was used to evaluate potential behavioral harassment of marine mammals incidental to the use of mid-frequency active sonar during Navy training and testing within the HRC. Since the release of the DEIS/OEIS in July 2007, the DON, in cooperation with NMFS, has further refined the dose function approach. Given the nature of these refinements, the Navy has decided to prepare a SDEIS/OEIS to provide opportunity for public review of the methodology. In addition, DON may make adjustments to the alternatives. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 12 / Thursday, January 17, 2008 / Notices All public comments previously received during the July through September 2007 DEIS/OEIS public review period on the dose function approach and the marine mammals effects analysis are still valid and will be considered in the SDEIS/OEIS and Final EIS/OEIS for this action. Previously submitted comments need not be resubmitted. A notice of availability of the SDEIS/OEIS and dates of the public hearings will be published in the Federal Register at a later date. No decision will be made to implement any alternative in the HRC until the EIS/ OEIS process is completed and a Record of Decision is signed by the DON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Public Affairs Officer, Pacific Missile Range Facility, Attention: HRC EIS/ OEIS, P.O. Box 128, Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii 96752–0128. Voice mail 1–866– 767–3347 or facsimile at 808–335–4520. Dated: January 14, 2008. T.M. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplement to the Hawaii Range 
Complex Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental 
Impact Statement (SDEIS/OEIS) for a Proposal To Enhance Training, 
Testing, and Operational Capability Within the Hawaii Range Complex 
(HRC)

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy (DON) announces its intent to 
prepare a Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/
Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS/OEIS) for the Hawaii 
Range Complex (HRC). This SDEIS/OEIS will be focused on the methodology 
used to analyze potential marine mammal behavioral effects related to 
mid-frequency active sonar exposure. In addition, DON may make 
adjustments to the alternatives.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 29, 2006, pursuant to section 
102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 as 
implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR 
parts 1500-1508), and Executive Order 12114 (Environmental Effects 
Abroad of Major Federal Actions), the DON announced its intent to 
prepare an EIS/OEIS for the HRC and invited the public to comment on 
the scope of the EIS/OEIS (71 FR 51188). A DEIS/OEIS was subsequently 
released on July 27, 2007, (72 FR 41324), which evaluated the potential 
environmental effects of increasing usage and enhancing the 
capabilities of the HRC to achieve and maintain Fleet readiness and to 
conduct current, emerging, and future training and research, 
development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) activities. As described in 
the DEIS/OEIS at section 4.1.2.4.9, a dose function approach was used 
to evaluate potential behavioral harassment of marine mammals 
incidental to the use of mid-frequency active sonar during Navy 
training and testing within the HRC. Since the release of the DEIS/OEIS 
in July 2007, the DON, in cooperation with NMFS, has further refined 
the dose function approach. Given the nature of these refinements, the 
Navy has decided to prepare a SDEIS/OEIS to provide opportunity for 
public review of the methodology. In addition, DON may make adjustments 
to the alternatives.

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    All public comments previously received during the July through 
September 2007 DEIS/OEIS public review period on the dose function 
approach and the marine mammals effects analysis are still valid and 
will be considered in the SDEIS/OEIS and Final EIS/OEIS for this 
action. Previously submitted comments need not be resubmitted. A notice 
of availability of the SDEIS/OEIS and dates of the public hearings will 
be published in the Federal Register at a later date. No decision will 
be made to implement any alternative in the HRC until the EIS/OEIS 
process is completed and a Record of Decision is signed by the DON.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Public Affairs Officer, Pacific 
Missile Range Facility, Attention: HRC EIS/OEIS, P.O. Box 128, Kekaha, 
Kauai, Hawaii 96752-0128. Voice mail 1-866-767-3347 or facsimile at 
808-335-4520.

    Dated: January 14, 2008.
T.M. Cruz,
Lieutenant, Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy, Federal 
Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-796 Filed 1-16-08; 8:45 am]
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