Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the American River Common Features General Reevaluation Report, Sacramento, CA, 11097-11098 [E8-3922]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 41 / Friday, February 29, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Army Corps of Engineers Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 408 Permission and 404 Permit to Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority for the Feather River Levee Repair Project, California, Segment 2 Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: The action being taken is the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the issuance of both the 408 permission to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board and 404 Permit to Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority (TRLIA) for their work on the Feather River Levee Repair Project (FRLRP). Under 33 U.S.C. 408, the Chief of Engineers grants permission to alter an existing flood control structure if it is not injurious to the public interest and does not impair the usefulness of such work. Under section 404 of the Clean Water Act, the District Engineer permits the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States if the discharge meets the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency’s 404(b)(1) guidelines and is not contrary to the public interest. The FRLRP is located in Yuba County, CA. TRLIA is requesting this permission and permit in order to complete construction along the east levee of the Feather River. DATES: A public scoping meeting will be held March 10, 2008, 6:30 to 8:30 at the Yuba County Government Center, 915 8th Street, Marysville, CA. Send written comments by April 9, 2008 to the address below. ADDRESSES: Send written comments and suggestions concerning this study to Mr. John Suazo, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, Attn: Planning Division (CESPK–PD–R), 1325 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Requests to be placed on the mailing list should also be sent to this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action and EIS should be addressed to John Suazo at (916) 557–6719, e-mail: john.suazo@usace.army.mil or by mail to (see ADDRESSES). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Proposed Action. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing an EIS to analyze the impacts of the work proposed by TRLIA from the implementation of the FRLRP, Segment 2. The FRLRP, Segment 2 is being rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:22 Feb 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 constructed by TRLIA to improve flood protection to portions of Yuba County and Reclamation District (RD) 784. 2. Alternatives. The EIS will address an array of flood control improvement alternatives along Segment 2. Alternatives analyzed during the investigation will include a combination of one or more flood protection measures. These measures include seepage berms, stability berms, setback levees, seepage cutoff walls, and relocation of a pump station. 3. Scoping Process. a. The Corps has initiated a process to involve concerned individuals, and local, State, and Federal agencies. A public scoping meeting will be held on March 10, 2008 to present information to the public and to receive comments from the public. b. Significant issues to be analyzed in depth in the EIS include effects on hydraulic, wetlands and other waters of the U.S., vegetation and wildlife resources, special-status species, cultural resources, land use, fisheries, water quality, air quality, transportation, and socioeconomics; and cumulative effects of related projects in the study area. c. The Corps is consulting with the State Historic Preservation Officer to comply with the National Historic Preservation Act, and the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to comply with the Endangered Species Act. Coordination with the National Marine Fisheries Service has been completed; coordination with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is still ongoing. d. A 45-day public review period will be provided for individuals and agencies to review and comment on the draft EIS. All interested parties are encouraged to respond to this notice and provide a current address if they wish to be notified of the draft EIS circulation. 4. Availability. The draft EIS is scheduled to be available for public review and comment in early 2008. Dated: February 22, 2008. Thomas C. Chapman, COL, EN, Commanding. [FR Doc. E8–3919 Filed 2–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–EZ–P PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11097 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Army Corps of Engineers Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the American River Common Features General Reevaluation Report, Sacramento, CA Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; DOD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The action being taken is the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the American River Common Features General Reevaluation Report (GRR). The Common Features Project GRR will re-evaluate the currently authorized plan as well as develop and evaluate other viable alternatives, including a locallypreferred plan, with the goal of identifying a comprehensive plan that will lower the risk of flooding in and around the City of Sacramento. The Common Features Project GRR is located in Sacramento, Sutter and Yolo Counties, CA. DATES: A series of public scoping meetings will be held as follows: 1. March 5, 2008, 5 to 7 p.m. at The Elk’s Lodge. 2. March 6, 2008, 5 to 7 p.m. at Arden Park Community Center, Room A. 3. March 10, 2008, 3 to 6 p.m. at The Library Galleria East Meeting Room. 4. March 13, 2008, 5 to 7 p.m. at The Sierra Health Foundation. Send written comments by April 11, 2008 to the address below. ADDRESSES: Written comments and suggestions concerning this study may be submitted to Ms. Elizabeth Holland, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, Attn: Planning Division (CESPK–PD–R), 1325 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Requests to be placed on the mailing list should also be sent to this address. The location of the public meetings is as follows; The Elks Lodge, 6446 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA; Arden Park Community Center, 1000 La Sierra Drive, Sacramento, CA; Library Galleria, 828 ‘‘I’’ Street, Sacramento, CA; and Sierra Health Foundation, 1321 Garden Highway, Sacramento, CA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action and EIS should be addressed to Liz Holland at (916) 557–6763, e-mail Elizabeth.g.holland@usace.army.mil or by mail to (see ADDRESSES). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Proposed Action. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing an EIS E:\FR\FM\29FEN1.SGM 29FEN1 11098 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 41 / Friday, February 29, 2008 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES to analyze the impacts of a range of alternatives that would lessen the risk of flooding in and around the City of Sacramento. 2. Alternatives. The EIS will address an array of flood control improvement alternatives that are intended to reduce flood risk within the project area. Alternatives analyzed during the investigation will include a combination of one or more flood protection measures. These measures include levee improvements (e.g., seepage berms, adjacent setback levees, seepage wells, seepage cutoff walls), revisions to system hydraulics through setbacks, levee raises, and/or more diversion of flow into the bypass system, and possible use of upstream lands for detention. 3. Scoping Process. a. A series of public scoping meeting will be held in early March, 2008 to present information to the public and to receive comments from the public. These meetings are intended to initiate the process to involve concerned individuals, and local, State, and Federal agencies. b. Significant issues to be analyzed in depth in the EIS include effects on hydraulics, wetlands and other waters of the U.S., vegetation and wildlife resources, special-status species, esthetics, cultural resources, recreation, land use, fisheries, water quality, air quality, transportation, and socioeconomics; and cumulative effects of related projects in the study area. c. The Corps is consulting with the State Historic Preservation Officer to comply with the National Historic Preservation Act and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service to comply with the Endangered Species Act. The Corps is also coordinating with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to comply with the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act. d. A 45-day public review period will be provided for individuals and agencies to review and comment on the draft EIS. All interested parties are encouraged to respond to this notice and provide a current address if they wish to be notified of the draft EIS circulation. 4. Availability. The draft EIS is scheduled to be available for public review and comment in spring 2010. Dated: February 15, 2008. Thomas C. Chapman, COL, EN, Commanding. [FR Doc. E8–3922 Filed 2–28–08; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Department of the Navy Meeting of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel [USN–2008–0008] AGENCY: ACTION: Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. 19:22 Feb 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice to Amend a System of Records. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel (ORRAP) will meet to discuss National Ocean Research Leadership Council (NORLC) and Interagency Committee on Ocean Science and Resource Management Integration (ICOSRMI) activities. All sessions of the meeting will be open to the public. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, April 16, 2008 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. DATES: The meetings will be held at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership located at 1201 New York Ave, Suite 420, Washington, DC. ADDRESSES: Dr. Charles L. Vincent, Office of Naval Research, 875 North Randolph Street, Suite 1425, Arlington, VA 22203–1995, telephone: 703–696–4118. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This notice is provided in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2). The meeting will include discussions on ocean research to applications, ocean observing, professional certification programs, and other current issues in the ocean science and resource management communities. In order to maintain the meeting time schedule, members of the public will be limited in their time to speak to the Panel. Members of the public should submit written comments at least one week prior to the meeting to Dr. Charles L. Vincent, Office of Naval Research, 875 North Randolph Street, Suite 1425, Arlington, VA 22203–1995, telephone: 703–696–4118. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: February 22, 2008. T.M. Cruz, Lieutenant, Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E8–3893 Filed 2–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. DATES: This proposed action will be effective without further notice on March 31, 2008 unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination. Send comments to the Department of the Navy, PA/FOIA Policy Branch, Chief of Naval Operations (DNS–36), 2000 Navy Pentagon, Washington, DC 20350–2000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Doris Lama at (202) 685–6545. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of the Navy systems of records notices subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the Federal Register and are available from the address above. The specific changes to the record system being amended are set forth below followed by the notice, as amended, published in its entirety. The proposed amendments are not within the purview of subsection (r) of the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, which requires the submission of a new or altered system report. ADDRESSES: Dated: February 25, 2008. L.M. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 41 (Friday, February 29, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11097-11098]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-3922]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Army Corps of Engineers


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
the American River Common Features General Reevaluation Report, 
Sacramento, CA

AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; DOD.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The action being taken is the preparation of an environmental 
impact statement (EIS) for the American River Common Features General 
Reevaluation Report (GRR). The Common Features Project GRR will re-
evaluate the currently authorized plan as well as develop and evaluate 
other viable alternatives, including a locally-preferred plan, with the 
goal of identifying a comprehensive plan that will lower the risk of 
flooding in and around the City of Sacramento. The Common Features 
Project GRR is located in Sacramento, Sutter and Yolo Counties, CA.

DATES: A series of public scoping meetings will be held as follows:
    1. March 5, 2008, 5 to 7 p.m. at The Elk's Lodge.
    2. March 6, 2008, 5 to 7 p.m. at Arden Park Community Center, Room 
A.
    3. March 10, 2008, 3 to 6 p.m. at The Library Galleria East Meeting 
Room.
    4. March 13, 2008, 5 to 7 p.m. at The Sierra Health Foundation.
    Send written comments by April 11, 2008 to the address below.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and suggestions concerning this study may 
be submitted to Ms. Elizabeth Holland, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 
Sacramento District, Attn: Planning Division (CESPK-PD-R), 1325 J 
Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Requests to be placed on the mailing list 
should also be sent to this address. The location of the public 
meetings is as follows; The Elks Lodge, 6446 Riverside Blvd., 
Sacramento, CA; Arden Park Community Center, 1000 La Sierra Drive, 
Sacramento, CA; Library Galleria, 828 ``I'' Street, Sacramento, CA; and 
Sierra Health Foundation, 1321 Garden Highway, Sacramento, CA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action 
and EIS should be addressed to Liz Holland at (916) 557-6763, e-mail 
Elizabeth.g.holland@usace.army.mil or by mail to (see ADDRESSES).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    1. Proposed Action. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing 
an EIS

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to analyze the impacts of a range of alternatives that would lessen the 
risk of flooding in and around the City of Sacramento.
    2. Alternatives. The EIS will address an array of flood control 
improvement alternatives that are intended to reduce flood risk within 
the project area. Alternatives analyzed during the investigation will 
include a combination of one or more flood protection measures. These 
measures include levee improvements (e.g., seepage berms, adjacent 
setback levees, seepage wells, seepage cutoff walls), revisions to 
system hydraulics through setbacks, levee raises, and/or more diversion 
of flow into the bypass system, and possible use of upstream lands for 
detention.
    3. Scoping Process. a. A series of public scoping meeting will be 
held in early March, 2008 to present information to the public and to 
receive comments from the public. These meetings are intended to 
initiate the process to involve concerned individuals, and local, 
State, and Federal agencies.
    b. Significant issues to be analyzed in depth in the EIS include 
effects on hydraulics, wetlands and other waters of the U.S., 
vegetation and wildlife resources, special-status species, esthetics, 
cultural resources, recreation, land use, fisheries, water quality, air 
quality, transportation, and socioeconomics; and cumulative effects of 
related projects in the study area.
    c. The Corps is consulting with the State Historic Preservation 
Officer to comply with the National Historic Preservation Act and the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service to 
comply with the Endangered Species Act. The Corps is also coordinating 
with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to comply with the Fish and 
Wildlife Coordination Act.
    d. A 45-day public review period will be provided for individuals 
and agencies to review and comment on the draft EIS. All interested 
parties are encouraged to respond to this notice and provide a current 
address if they wish to be notified of the draft EIS circulation.
    4. Availability. The draft EIS is scheduled to be available for 
public review and comment in spring 2010.

    Dated: February 15, 2008.
Thomas C. Chapman,
COL, EN, Commanding.
 [FR Doc. E8-3922 Filed 2-28-08; 8:45 am]
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