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Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential adverse impacts to aquatic resources, uncertainty of groundwater availability, and carbon dioxide emissions. We recommend further discussion on renewable energy resources, groundwater protection, and issues associated with greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070422, ERP No. D–FHW– E40817–TN, U.S. 127/TN 28 Improvements, from 1–40 at Crossville to TN 62 at Clarkrange, Funding, U.S. Army COE Section 10 and 404 Permits, Cumberland and Fentress Counties, TN. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:37 Jan 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 water quality impacts associated with construction and future operation. Rating EC1. EIS No. 20070439, ERP No. D–BOP– E81040–AL, Aliceville, Alabama Area, Proposed Federal Correctional Complex, To Address the Growing Federal Inmate Population, Pickens County, AL. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about wetland and water quality impacts, and requested that the project incorporate resource conservation and pollution strategies into the design, siting, and operation of the facility. Rating EC1. EIS No. 20070492, ERP No. D–DHS– G11050–TX, Rio Grande Valley Sector Project, Construction, Maintenance, and Operation of Tactical Infrastructure, U.S./Mexico International Border in Southernmost Portions of Starr, Hidalgo and Cameron Counties, TX. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about natural resource impacts, and requested additional information on this issue as well as, cumulative impacts, endangered species and environmental justice. Rating EC2. Final EISs EIS No. 20070474, ERP No. F–COE– E39070–TN, Center Hill Dam and Lake Project, Changes to Operational Guide Curves Pool Elevations, Chancey Fork River and Cumberland River, Dekalb County, TN. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about water quantity and water quality impacts. EIS No. 20070478, ERP No. F–AFS–L61323– AK, Helicopter Access to Conduct Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) in Wilderness, in Tongass and Chugach National Forest, AK. Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. EIS No. 20070501, ERP No. F–BLM– K65289–NV, Ely District Resource Management Plan, Implementation, White Pine, Lincoln Counties and a Portion of Nye County, NV. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the lead agency. EIS No. 20070502, ERP No. F–FHW– H40185–00, 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. Summary: EPA does not object to the preferred alternative. EIS No. 20070507, ERP No. F–BLM– K65326–CA, Eastern San Diego PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3463 County Resource Management Plan, Implementation, El Centro Field Office, San Diego County, CA. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. EIS No. 20070543, ERP No. F–AFS– K65330–00, Sierra Nevada Forests Management Indicator Species Amendment (MIS), Proposes to Adopt a Common List of Management Indicator Species (MIS), and Amending Land & Resource Management Plans for Following Ten Forests: Eldorado, Inyo, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Sequoia, Sierra, Stanislaus and Tahoe National Forests and Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Several Counties, CA and Douglas, Esmeralda, Mineral Counties, NV. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns. EPA recommended the ROD identify clear thresholds that trigger management evaluation and changes, redirect saved resources to monitoring and management of at-risk species and sensitive habitats. In addition, the ROD should describe how the effects of historical disturbances will be measured, include periodic field assessment and recalibration or validation of monitoring and assessment models, and make at-risk watersheds and those with unique and sensitive habitats a management priority for more frequent field-verification. EIS No. 20070558, ERP No. F–NPS– D61057–VA, Great Falls Park General Management Plan, Implementation, George Washington Parkway, Fairfax County, VA. Summary: EPA does not object to the selected action. EIS No. 20070515, ERP No. FS–FHW– H40088–IA, IA–100 Extension Around Cedar Rapids, Edgewood Road to U.S. 30, Reevaluation of the Project Corridor and Changes in Environmental Requirements, Funding and U.S. Army COE 404 Permit Issuance, Linn County, IA. Summary: EPA’s previously expressed concerns have been adequately addressed; therefore, EPA does not object to the proposed action. Dated: January 15, 2008. Robert W. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[ER-FRL-6695-2]


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. 20070421, ERP No. D-BLM-K60039-NV, Toqoup Energy Project, 
Construction and Operation a 750 Megawatt Coal-Fired Generation 
Facility, Right-of-Way Grant, Lincoln and Clark Counties, NV.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential 
adverse impacts to aquatic resources, uncertainty of groundwater 
availability, and carbon dioxide emissions. We recommend further 
discussion on renewable energy resources, groundwater protection, and 
issues associated with greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. 
Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20070422, ERP No. D-FHW-E40817-TN, U.S. 127/TN 28 Improvements, 
from 1-40 at Crossville to TN 62 at Clarkrange, Funding, U.S. Army COE 
Section 10 and 404 Permits, Cumberland and Fentress Counties, TN.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential water 
quality impacts associated with construction and future operation. 
Rating EC1.
EIS No. 20070439, ERP No. D-BOP-E81040-AL, Aliceville, Alabama Area, 
Proposed Federal Correctional Complex, To Address the Growing Federal 
Inmate Population, Pickens County, AL.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about wetland and 
water quality impacts, and requested that the project incorporate 
resource conservation and pollution strategies into the design, siting, 
and operation of the facility. Rating EC1.

EIS No. 20070492, ERP No. D-DHS-G11050-TX, Rio Grande Valley Sector 
Project, Construction, Maintenance, and Operation of Tactical 
Infrastructure, U.S./Mexico International Border in Southernmost 
Portions of Starr, Hidalgo and Cameron Counties, TX.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about natural 
resource impacts, and requested additional information on this issue as 
well as, cumulative impacts, endangered species and environmental 
justice. Rating EC2.

Final EISs

EIS No. 20070474, ERP No. F-COE-E39070-TN, Center Hill Dam and Lake 
Project, Changes to Operational Guide Curves Pool Elevations, Chancey 
Fork River and Cumberland River, Dekalb County, TN.

    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about water 
quantity and water quality impacts. EIS No. 20070478, ERP No. F-AFS-
L61323-AK, Helicopter Access to Conduct Forest Inventory and Analysis 
(FIA) in Wilderness, in Tongass and Chugach National Forest, AK.

    Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action.
EIS No. 20070501, ERP No. F-BLM-K65289-NV, Ely District Resource 
Management Plan, Implementation, White Pine, Lincoln Counties and a 
Portion of Nye County, NV.

    Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the lead agency.

EIS No. 20070502, ERP No. F-FHW-H40185-00, 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.

    Summary: EPA does not object to the preferred alternative.

EIS No. 20070507, ERP No. F-BLM-K65326-CA, Eastern San Diego County 
Resource Management Plan, Implementation, El Centro Field Office, San 
Diego County, CA.

    Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency.

EIS No. 20070543, ERP No. F-AFS-K65330-00, Sierra Nevada Forests 
Management Indicator Species Amendment (MIS), Proposes to Adopt a 
Common List of Management Indicator Species (MIS), and Amending Land & 
Resource Management Plans for Following Ten Forests: Eldorado, Inyo, 
Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Sequoia, Sierra, Stanislaus and Tahoe National 
Forests and Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Several Counties, CA and 
Douglas, Esmeralda, Mineral Counties, NV.

    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns. EPA 
recommended the ROD identify clear thresholds that trigger management 
evaluation and changes, redirect saved resources to monitoring and 
management of at-risk species and sensitive habitats. In addition, the 
ROD should describe how the effects of historical disturbances will be 
measured, include periodic field assessment and recalibration or 
validation of monitoring and assessment models, and make at-risk 
watersheds and those with unique and sensitive habitats a management 
priority for more frequent field-verification.

EIS No. 20070558, ERP No. F-NPS-D61057-VA, Great Falls Park General 
Management Plan, Implementation, George Washington Parkway, Fairfax 
County, VA.

    Summary: EPA does not object to the selected action.
EIS No. 20070515, ERP No. FS-FHW-H40088-IA, IA-100 Extension Around 
Cedar Rapids, Edgewood Road to U.S. 30, Reevaluation of the Project 
Corridor and Changes in Environmental Requirements, Funding and U.S. 
Army COE 404 Permit Issuance, Linn County, IA.

    Summary: EPA's previously expressed concerns have been adequately 
addressed; therefore, EPA does not object to the proposed action.


    Dated: January 15, 2008.
Robert W. Hargrove,
Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities.
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