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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 17 / Friday, January 25, 2008 / Notices Finally, EPA will also use the questionnaire to collect data to evaluate potential impacts to small businesses that might occur due to alternative produced water management options. To minimize burden, the only information requested at the ultimate parent company level, if different from the level at which detailed financial information is provided, is employment and revenue data. EPA solicits comment on alternative survey questions to collect data for EPA’s small business analyses. The ICR provides a detailed explanation of the Agency’s estimate, which is only briefly summarized here: Estimated total number of potential respondents: 400. Frequency of response: One-time. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: One. Estimated total annual burden hours: 65,100 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $2,839,000. This includes an estimated burden cost of $2,815,000 and an estimated cost of $24,000 for operational costs (photocopying and postage). What is the Next Step in the Process for this ICR? EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package 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 ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: January 17, 2008. Ephraim S. King, Director, Office of Science and Technology. [FR Doc. E8–1344 Filed 1–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [Docket# EPA–RO4–SFUND–2008–0001; FRL–8521–1] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Dixie Barrel Drum Superfund Site; Knoxville, Knox County, TN; Notice of Settlements Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Settlements. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:59 Jan 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into two settlements for reimbursement of past response costs concerning the Dixie Barrel Drum Superfund Site located in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee for publication. DATES: The Agency will consider public comments on the settlements until February 25, 2008. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlements if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlements are inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. ADDRESSES: Copies of the settlements are available from Ms. Paula V. Batchelor. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–RO4– SFUND–2008–0001 or Site name Dixie Barrel Drum Superfund Site by one of the following methods: • http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: Batchelor.Paula@epa.gov. • Fax: 404/562–8842/Attn Paula V. Batchelor. • Mail: Ms. Paula V. Batchelor, U.S. EPA Region 4, SD–SEIMB, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303. ‘‘In addition, please mail a copy of your comments on the information collection provisions to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attn: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th St., NW., Washington, DC 20503.’’ Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. [EPA–R04–SFUND–2008–0001]. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http:// www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through http:// www.regulations.gov your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4559 made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA’s public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http:// www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in http:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the U.S. EPA Region 4 office located at 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Regional office is open from 7 am until 6:30 pm. Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. Written comments may be submitted to Ms. Batchelor within 30 calendar days of the date of this publication. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula V. Batchelor at 404/562–8887. Dated: January 3, 2008. Melissa D. Waters, Acting Chief, Superfund Enforcement & Information Management Branch, Superfund Division. [FR Doc. E8–1349 Filed 1–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–-FRL–6695–4] 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 E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 4560 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 17 / Friday, January 25, 2008 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES impact statements (EISs) was published in FR dated April 6, 2007 (72 FR 17156). Draft EISs EIS No. 20070332, ERP NO. D–BLM– L65541–OR, Western Oregon Bureau of Land Management Districts of Salem, Eugene, Roseburg, Coos Bay, and Medford Districts, and the Klamath Falls Resource Area of the Lakeview District, Revision of the Resource Management Plans, Implementation, OR. Summary: EPA expressed environmental objections because of potential long-term impacts to water quality and further exceedances of water quality standards in impaired water bodies under Alternatives 2 or 3. In addition, EPA suggests modifications to reduce significant impacts to drinking water and aquatic species, and believes that direct, indirect and cumulative impacts would affect waters on both BLM and non-BLM lands. Rating EO2. EIS No. 20070362, ERP No. D–FRC– L03013–00, Bradwood Landing Project, Liquified Natural Gas Import Terminal and Natural Gas Pipeline Facilities, Construction and Operation, U.S. Army COE Section 10 and 404 Permits, Clatsop County, OR and Cowlitz County, WA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential environmental impacts, including impacts to wetlands and air quality. EPA also commented on the alternatives analysis and recommended that additional information about interrelated projects be provided. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070420, ERP No. D–SFW– K99038–CA, Agua Caliente Tribal Habitat Conservation Plan (THCP), Application for an Incidental Take Permit for 24 Covered Species, Coachella Valley, Riverside County, CA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns because the most environmentally protective alternative was formulated with unmitigatable impacts to Tribal sovereignty and was therefore rejected. EPA recommends that the Service and the Tribe create an alternative that promotes a greater conservation goal while honoring Tribal sovereignty. EPA also recommends smart growth conservation measures be included for areas to be developed. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070447, ERP No. D–FHW– K40266–CA, Marin-Sonoma Narrows (MSN) HOV Widening Project, Propose to Relieve Recurrent Congestion along U.S. 101 south of the Route 37 Interchange in the City VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:05 Jan 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 of Novato (Marin County) and ends north of the Corona Road Overcrossing in the City of Petaluma (Sonoma County), Marin and Sonoma Counties, CA. Summary: EPA expressed concern about wetland impacts, and requested that CalTrans choose an option that will minimize wetland impacts. Rating EC1. EIS No. 20070455, ERP No. D–SFW– K99039–CA, Coyote Spring Investment Multispecies Conservation Plan, Issuing a 40-year Incidental Take Permit for Five Species, Clark and Lincoln Counties, CA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental objections because of potentially significant impacts to waters of the U.S. and insufficient alternatives analysis. EPA also expressed concerns about insufficient analysis for groundwater cumulative impacts, traffic-related air quality impacts, biological resources, and population growth. Rating EO2. EIS No. 20070480, ERP No. D–AFS– J65499–UT, Pockets Resource Management Project, Proposes to Salvage Dead and Dying Spruce/Fir, Regenerate Aspen, and Manage Travel, Escalate Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, Garfield County, UT. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to water quality from activities associated with roads and water crossings for vegetation treatments, and requested the final EIS further discuss road management decisions, and road inspection, evaluation and enforcement activities. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070496, ERP No. D–FRC– G03036–00, Fayetteville/Greenville Expansion Project, Construction and Operation of the Natural Gas Pipeline Facilities in Arkansas and Mississippi. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns and requested that the Final EIS provide additional information concerning environmental justice, wetland impacts and mitigation, and air quality impacts. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070503, ERP No. D–AFS– L65544–AK, Navy Timber Sale Project, To Address the Potential Effects of Timber Harvesting on Etolin Island, Wrangell Ranger District, Tongass National Forest, AK. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the potential for water quality impacts, particularly in the Anita Creek, Quiet Creek, and Kindergarten Lake watersheds, as well as destruction of relatively high amounts of Productive Old Growth (POG) habitat. Rating EC2. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 EIS No. 20070481, ERP No. DS–COE– E67005–NC, PCS Phosphate Mine Continuation, New Information on Additional Alternative ‘‘L’’ and ‘‘M’’, Proposes to Expand its Existing Open Pit Phosphate Mining Operation into a 3,412 Acre Tract, Pamlico River and South Creek, near Aurora, Beaufort County, NC. Summary: EPA continues to express environmental objections to the applicant’s preferred alternative due to the significant wetland resource impacts. Rating EO2. Final EISs EIS No. 20070449, ERP No. F–BLM– L67046–ID, Smoky Canyon Mine Panels F & G, Proposed Mine Expansion, Caribou County, ID. Summary: EPA continues to express environmental objections because of the potential for adverse effects to groundwater and surface water in the project area from release of Se from the proposed expansion. EIS No. 20070456, ERP No. F–DOE– D09800–PA, Gilberton Coal-to-Clean Fuels and Power Project, Construction and Operation a New Demonstration Plant, Preferred Alternative Selected, Schuylkill County, PA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns because the proposed project would cause an increase in CO2 emissions over conventional coal-fired power plants. EIS No. 20070472, ERP No. F–DOE– D09801–WV, Western Greenbrier CoProduction Demonstration Project, Construction and Demonstration of a 98 megawatt (MWe) Net Power Plant and Ash Byproduct Manufacturing Facility, Rainelle, WV. Summary: EPA’s previous issues have been resolved; therefore, EPA does not object to the proposed action. EIS No. 20070499, ERP No. F–FRC– L05238–00, Klamath Hydroelectric Project, Continued Operations for Hydropower License FERC No. 2082– 27, Klamath River, Klamath County, OR and Siskiyou County, CA. Summary: EPA recommended that additional monitoring and adaptive management measures be incorporated into the Record of Decision. EPA also recommended that additional analyses be performed prior to initiation of Clean Water Act Section 401 certification process. EIS No. 20070500, ERP No. F–COE– K35044–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 E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 17 / Friday, January 25, 2008 / Notices 10 and 404 Permit, West Basin Portion of the Port of Los Angeles, CA. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about air quality and wetland impacts, and recommended air quality mitigation measures and the selection of the no-fill alternative. EIS No. 20070511, ERP No. F–BLM– L65524–AK, Bay Resource Management Plan, Implementation, Located within the Bristol Bay and Goodnews Bay Areas, AK. Summary: The final EIS addressed EPA’s concerns about cumulative impacts and developing a monitoring plan. However, EPA continues to have concerns about impacts to resources after lease expiration, and lack of information specific to tribal consultation in the planning area, in accordance with Executive Order 13075. EIS No. 20070513, ERP No. F–FHW– G40173–TX, Grand Parkway/TX–99 Segment E Improvement Project, IH– 10 to U.S. 290, Funding, Right-of-Way Grant and U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit Issuance, Harris County, TX. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. EIS No. 20070535, ERP No. F–AFS– K65295–CA, Horse Heli Project, Harvest Merchantable Timber, Thin Stands, Treat Fuels, and Conduct Associated Activities, Klamath National Forest, Oak Knoll Ranger District, Siskiyou County, CA. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. EIS No. 20070548, ERP No. F–NPS– J65463–CO, Rocky Mountain National Park, Elk and Vegetation Management Plan, Implementation, Grand and Larimer Counties, CO. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. EIS No. 20070554, ERP No. F–FRC– J03019–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. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. EIS No. 20080003, ERP No. F–AFS– L65540–WA, Old Curlew Ranger Station Facilities Disposal Project, Proposal to Sell 3–Acre Parcel Including Buildings, Republic Ranger District, Colville National Forest, South Side of Curlew, Ferry County, WA. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:59 Jan 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 EIS No. 20070487, ERP No. FA–COE– E39051–FL, Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule Study, New Updated Information, Evaluation of Three New Alternatives on Operational Changes to the Current Water Control Plan, Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades Agricultural Area, Lake Okeechobee, Glades, Okeechobee Hendry, Palm Beach and Martin Counties, FL. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about impacts on the lower river and estuaries from Lake Okeechobee flow releases. Dated: January 22, 2008. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA, Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E8–1310 Filed 1–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–6695–3] Environmental Impact 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 01/14/2008 through 01/18/2008. Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. EIS No. 20080021, Draft EIS, SFW, AK, Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge Project, Proposed Federal and Public Land Exchange, Right-of-Way Grant, Anchorage, AK, Comment Period Ends: 03/10/2008, Contact: Cyndie Wolfe 907–786–3463. EIS No. 20080022, Final EIS, NOA, AK, Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission for a Subsistence Hunt on Bowhead Whale for the Years 2008 through 2012 for Issuing Annual Quotas, Proposes to Authorize Subsistence Harvests of the Western Arctic Stock of Bowhead Whales, Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, AK, Wait Period Ends: 02/25/2008, Contact: Steve K. Davis 907–271–3523. EIS No. 20080023, Final EIS, NOA, 00, Snapper Grouper Fishery Amendment 15A, Proposes Management Reference Points and Rebuilding Plans for Snowy Grouper, Black Sea Bass and Red Porgy, South Atlantic Region, Wait Period Ends: 02/25/2008, Contact: Dr. Roy E. Crabtree 727–824– 5301. EIS No. 20080024, Final EIS, AFS, ID, Frank Church—River of No Return Wilderness (FC–RONRW), Noxious PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4561 Weed Treatments, Updated Information to Supplement the 1999 Final EIS for FC–RONRW, Implementation, Bitterroot, Boise, Nez Perce, Payette and Salmon-Challis National Forests, ID, Wait Period Ends: 02/25/2008, Contact: Howard Lyman 208–839–2211. EIS No. 20080025, Draft EIS, FAA, TX, Northwest Corridor Light Rail Transit Line (LRT) to Irving/Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Construction, Dallas County, TX, Comment Period Ends: 03/10/2008, Contact: A.J. Ossi 202–366–1613. EIS No. 20080026, Final EIS, NRC, MD, License Renewal of the National Bureau of Standards Reactor (NBSR), Renew the Operating License for an Additional 20 Years, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), NUREG–1873, Montgomery County, MD, Wait Period Ends: 02/25/ 2008, Contact: Dennis Beissel 301– 415–2145. EIS No. 20080027, Final EIS, NRC, NY, GENERIC—James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant, License Renewal of Nuclear Plant, Site Specific Supplement 31 to NUREG– 1437, Town of Sriba, NY, Wait Period Ends: 02/25/2008, Contact: Jessie M. Muir 301–415–0491. Dated: January 22, 2008. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E8–1314 Filed 1–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2007–0942; FRL–8521–9] Human Studies Review Board (HSRB); Notification of a Public Teleconference To Review Its Draft Report from the October 24–26, 2007 HSRB Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The EPA Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) announces a public teleconference meeting to discuss its draft HSRB report from the October 24–26, 2007 HSRB meeting. DATES: The teleconference will be held on February 11, 2008, from 2 to approximately 5 p.m. (Eastern Time). 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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

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impact statements (EISs) was published in FR dated April 6, 2007 (72 FR 
17156).

Draft EISs

EIS No. 20070332, ERP NO. D-BLM-L65541-OR, Western Oregon Bureau of 
Land Management Districts of Salem, Eugene, Roseburg, Coos Bay, and 
Medford Districts, and the Klamath Falls Resource Area of the Lakeview 
District, Revision of the Resource Management Plans, Implementation, 
OR.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental objections because of 
potential long-term impacts to water quality and further exceedances of 
water quality standards in impaired water bodies under Alternatives 2 
or 3. In addition, EPA suggests modifications to reduce significant 
impacts to drinking water and aquatic species, and believes that 
direct, indirect and cumulative impacts would affect waters on both BLM 
and non-BLM lands. Rating EO2.

EIS No. 20070362, ERP No. D-FRC-L03013-00, Bradwood Landing Project, 
Liquified Natural Gas Import Terminal and Natural Gas Pipeline 
Facilities, Construction and Operation, U.S. Army COE Section 10 and 
404 Permits, Clatsop County, OR and Cowlitz County, WA.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential 
environmental impacts, including impacts to wetlands and air quality. 
EPA also commented on the alternatives analysis and recommended that 
additional information about interrelated projects be provided. Rating 
EC2.

EIS No. 20070420, ERP No. D-SFW-K99038-CA, Agua Caliente Tribal Habitat 
Conservation Plan (THCP), Application for an Incidental Take Permit for 
24 Covered Species, Coachella Valley, Riverside County, CA.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns because the most 
environmentally protective alternative was formulated with 
unmitigatable impacts to Tribal sovereignty and was therefore rejected. 
EPA recommends that the Service and the Tribe create an alternative 
that promotes a greater conservation goal while honoring Tribal 
sovereignty. EPA also recommends smart growth conservation measures be 
included for areas to be developed. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20070447, ERP No. D-FHW-K40266-CA, Marin-Sonoma Narrows (MSN) 
HOV Widening Project, Propose to Relieve Recurrent Congestion along 
U.S. 101 south of the Route 37 Interchange in the City of Novato (Marin 
County) and ends north of the Corona Road Overcrossing in the City of 
Petaluma (Sonoma County), Marin and Sonoma Counties, CA.
    Summary: EPA expressed concern about wetland impacts, and requested 
that CalTrans choose an option that will minimize wetland impacts. 
Rating EC1.

EIS No. 20070455, ERP No. D-SFW-K99039-CA, Coyote Spring Investment 
Multispecies Conservation Plan, Issuing a 40-year Incidental Take 
Permit for Five Species, Clark and Lincoln Counties, CA.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental objections because of 
potentially significant impacts to waters of the U.S. and insufficient 
alternatives analysis. EPA also expressed concerns about insufficient 
analysis for groundwater cumulative impacts, traffic-related air 
quality impacts, biological resources, and population growth. Rating 
EO2.

EIS No. 20070480, ERP No. D-AFS-J65499-UT, Pockets Resource Management 
Project, Proposes to Salvage Dead and Dying Spruce/Fir, Regenerate 
Aspen, and Manage Travel, Escalate Ranger District, Dixie National 
Forest, Garfield County, UT.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to 
water quality from activities associated with roads and water crossings 
for vegetation treatments, and requested the final EIS further discuss 
road management decisions, and road inspection, evaluation and 
enforcement activities. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20070496, ERP No. D-FRC-G03036-00, Fayetteville/Greenville 
Expansion Project, Construction and Operation of the Natural Gas 
Pipeline Facilities in Arkansas and Mississippi.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns and requested that 
the Final EIS provide additional information concerning environmental 
justice, wetland impacts and mitigation, and air quality impacts. 
Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20070503, ERP No. D-AFS-L65544-AK, Navy Timber Sale Project, To 
Address the Potential Effects of Timber Harvesting on Etolin Island, 
Wrangell Ranger District, Tongass National Forest, AK.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the potential 
for water quality impacts, particularly in the Anita Creek, Quiet 
Creek, and Kindergarten Lake watersheds, as well as destruction of 
relatively high amounts of Productive Old Growth (POG) habitat. Rating 
EC2.
EIS No. 20070481, ERP No. DS-COE-E67005-NC, PCS Phosphate Mine 
Continuation, New Information on Additional Alternative ``L'' and 
``M'', Proposes to Expand its Existing Open Pit Phosphate Mining 
Operation into a 3,412 Acre Tract, Pamlico River and South Creek, near 
Aurora, Beaufort County, NC.

    Summary: EPA continues to express environmental objections to the 
applicant's preferred alternative due to the significant wetland 
resource impacts. Rating EO2.

Final EISs

EIS No. 20070449, ERP No. F-BLM-L67046-ID, Smoky Canyon Mine Panels F & 
G, Proposed Mine Expansion, Caribou County, ID.

    Summary: EPA continues to express environmental objections because 
of the potential for adverse effects to groundwater and surface water 
in the project area from release of Se from the proposed expansion.

EIS No. 20070456, ERP No. F-DOE-D09800-PA, Gilberton Coal-to-Clean 
Fuels and Power Project, Construction and Operation a New Demonstration 
Plant, Preferred Alternative Selected, Schuylkill County, PA.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns because the proposed 
project would cause an increase in CO2 emissions over 
conventional coal-fired power plants.

EIS No. 20070472, ERP No. F-DOE-D09801-WV, Western Greenbrier Co-
Production Demonstration Project, Construction and Demonstration of a 
98 megawatt (MWe) Net Power Plant and Ash Byproduct Manufacturing 
Facility, Rainelle, WV.

    Summary: EPA's previous issues have been resolved; therefore, EPA 
does not object to the proposed action.

EIS No. 20070499, ERP No. F-FRC-L05238-00, Klamath Hydroelectric 
Project, Continued Operations for Hydropower License FERC No. 2082-27, 
Klamath River, Klamath County, OR and Siskiyou County, CA.

    Summary: EPA recommended that additional monitoring and adaptive 
management measures be incorporated into the Record of Decision. EPA 
also recommended that additional analyses be performed prior to 
initiation of Clean Water Act Section 401 certification process.

EIS No. 20070500, ERP No. F-COE-K35044-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

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10 and 404 Permit, West Basin Portion of the Port of Los Angeles, CA.

    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about air 
quality and wetland impacts, and recommended air quality mitigation 
measures and the selection of the no-fill alternative.

EIS No. 20070511, ERP No. F-BLM-L65524-AK, Bay Resource Management 
Plan, Implementation, Located within the Bristol Bay and Goodnews Bay 
Areas, AK.

    Summary: The final EIS addressed EPA's concerns about cumulative 
impacts and developing a monitoring plan. However, EPA continues to 
have concerns about impacts to resources after lease expiration, and 
lack of information specific to tribal consultation in the planning 
area, in accordance with Executive Order 13075.

EIS No. 20070513, ERP No. F-FHW-G40173-TX, Grand Parkway/TX-99 Segment 
E Improvement Project, IH-10 to U.S. 290, Funding, Right-of-Way Grant 
and U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit Issuance, Harris County, TX.

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

EIS No. 20070535, ERP No. F-AFS-K65295-CA, Horse Heli Project, Harvest 
Merchantable Timber, Thin Stands, Treat Fuels, and Conduct Associated 
Activities, Klamath National Forest, Oak Knoll Ranger District, 
Siskiyou County, CA.

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

EIS No. 20070548, ERP No. F-NPS-J65463-CO, Rocky Mountain National 
Park, Elk and Vegetation Management Plan, Implementation, Grand and 
Larimer Counties, CO.

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

EIS No. 20070554, ERP No. F-FRC-J03019-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.

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

EIS No. 20080003, ERP No. F-AFS-L65540-WA, Old Curlew Ranger Station 
Facilities Disposal Project, Proposal to Sell 3-Acre Parcel Including 
Buildings, Republic Ranger District, Colville National Forest, South 
Side of Curlew, Ferry County, WA.

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

EIS No. 20070487, ERP No. FA-COE-E39051-FL, Lake Okeechobee Regulation 
Schedule Study, New Updated Information, Evaluation of Three New 
Alternatives on Operational Changes to the Current Water Control Plan, 
Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades Agricultural Area, Lake Okeechobee, 
Glades, Okeechobee Hendry, Palm Beach and Martin Counties, FL.

    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about impacts 
on the lower river and estuaries from Lake Okeechobee flow releases.

    Dated: January 22, 2008.
Robert W. Hargrove,
Director, NEPA, Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities.
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