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This alternative is summarized in the Army’s ROD and described fully in Chapter 2 of the FEIS. ADDRESSES: The ROD can be accessed at http://www.aec.army.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Public Affairs Office, U.S. Army Environmental Command, Building E4460, 5179 Hoadley Road, Attention: IMAE–PA, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010–5401; telephone: 410–436– 2556; facsimile: (410) 436–1693. The Public Affairs Office is open during normal business hours Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FEIS assessed the potential environmental consequences of the alternatives on the pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:38 Apr 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District in partnership with the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) has prepared a joint Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and State Draft Environmental Impact Report (DSEIS/ DEIR) examining improvements to deepdraft navigation channels in Boston Harbor, Boston, MA. Four separate improvements were developed. The first examined deepening the outer and lower harbor’s existing 40-foot channel system to provide deeper access to Massport’s Conley Terminal in South Boston for containership traffic. All depths are referenced to minus mean lower low water (MLLW). Navigation channel depths of between 45 to 50 feet were examined, with a depth of 48 feet recommended, with an additional two feet in the entrance channel. Under this plan the following project features would be improved: the 40-foot lane of the Broad Sound North Entrance Channel would be deepened to 50 feet and widened through the bend at Finn’s Ledge. The 40-foot lane of the Main Ship Channel from the Broad Sound North Entrance Channel upstream PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21121 through President Roads to the Reserved Channel would be deepened to 48 feet and its 600-foot-wide reaches widened to between 800 and 900 feet, with additional width in the bends. The 40foot lower reach of Reserved Channel and its turning area would be deepened to 48 feet, with the turning area also widened to 1600 feet. The 40-foot President Roads Anchorage would be deepened to 48 feet. The second improvement would deepen the existing 40-foot lane of the Main Ship Channel from the Reserved Channel Turning Area upstream to just below the Third Harbor Tunnel to a depth of 45 feet, to improve access to the Massport Marine Terminal in South Boston. The third improvement would deepen a portion of the 35-foot Mystic River Channel lane to 40 feet to improve access to Massport’s Medford Street Terminal. The fourth and final improvement would deepen the 38-foot Chelsea River Channel to 40 feet, with minor widening in the bridge approaches and the bend between the bridges. In conjunction with work in the Federal channels, the Massachusetts Port Authority would deepen vessel berths at the Conley Terminal and Marine Terminal. Terminals on the Chelsea River would also deepen their berths to match the new channel depth. A total of about 12.1 million cubic yards (cy) of parent material, and 1.2 million cy of rock, would be removed by dredging and placed at the Massachusetts Bay Disposal Site (MBDS). Beneficial use opportunities for the dredged material have been identified and would be considered further during final design of the project. Those beneficial use opportunities include: creation of rock reefs in Massachusetts Bay and Broad Sound, and using the non-rock material as cover at the former Industrial Waste Site, which overlaps the MBDS. This joint Federal and State document builds on the lessons learned from the final EIR/S prepared in June of 1995 for the previous navigation improvement project in Boston Harbor. DATES: Submit comments on or before June 2, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted to Colonel Curtis L. Thalken, District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Catherine Rogers, (978) 318–8231. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is authorized to conduct this Feasibility Study by a Senate Subcommittee on Public Works Resolution dated September 11, 1969. E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 21122 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 76 / Friday, April 18, 2008 / Notices The DSEIS/DEIR is available on-line on the New England District’s Web page at http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/ projects/ma/BHNIP/ BostonHarbor_draft_FeasibilitySEIS.zip and at the following local libraries: Boston Libraries—25 Parameter Street, 20 City Hall Avenue, 18 Barnes Avenue, 666 Boylston Street, Boston City Hall, 179 Main Street, 646 West Broadway, 276 Meridan Street; Chelsea Library— 569 Broadway; Revere Library—179 Beach Street; and the Winthrop Library—2 Metcalf Square. If you wish to receive a copy of the Executive Summary or an electronic copy of the DSEIS/DEIR, please contact Ms. Catherine Rogers, Ecologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Evaluation Branch, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742. A public meeting to solicit comments has been scheduled for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, on the second floor of the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal, One Black Falcon Avenue, Boston, MA. Dated: April 8, 2008. Curtis L. Thalken, Colonel, Corps of Engineers, New England District. [FR Doc. E8–8202 Filed 4–17–08; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement for the Carryover Storage and San Vicente Dam Raise Project (CSP), San Diego County, CA Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of availability. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (as amended), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District (Corps) Regulatory Branch, in coordination with the San Diego County Water Authority (Water Authority), has completed a Final Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/ EIS) for the Carryover Storage and San Vicente Dam Raise Project (CSP). Four alternatives were co-equally analyzed in the EIR/EIS, including Alternative 1 (100,000 acre-feet of carryover storage at San Vicente), Alternative 2 (100,000 acre-feet of carryover storage at Moosa Canyon), Alternative 3 (50,000 acre-feet 17:38 Apr 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or comments concerning the Final EIR/EIS should be directed to Mr. Robert R. Smith, Jr., Regulatory Project Manager/Team Leader San Diego Field Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, 16885 W. Bernardo Drive, Suite 300A, San Diego, CA 92127, (858) 674–6784. Alternatively, comments can be submitted electronically to: robert.r.smith@usace.army.mil. Paper copies of the Final EIR/EIS will be made available to the public for review at the following: the San Diego County Water Authority offices at 4677 Overland Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123; the Lakeside Public Library, 9839 Vine Street, Lakeside, CA 92040; and the Valley Center Public Library, 29200 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center, CA 92082. A CD copy of the document may be obtained by contacting Ms. Kelley Gage at the San Diego County Water Authority at the address above, or by emailing Ms. Gage at kgage@sdcwa.org. A copy of the Final EIR/EIS is also available online at the Water Authority’s Web site: http://www.sdcwa.org/. Interested parties are invited to provide their comments on the Final EIR/EIS, which will become a part of the official record and will be considered in the final decision. Written comments must be received on or before May 19, 2008 and should be submitted to the contact listed above. A Record of Decision (ROD) will be issued by the Corps no earlier than 30 days after the Notice of Receipt for the Final EIR/EIS is published in the Federal Register. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 3710–24–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 of carryover storage at San Vicente and 50,000 acre-feet of carryover storage at Moosa Canyon) and the No Action Alternative, as required by NEPA. As the project proponent and applicant, the Water Authority selected Alternative 1 as its preferred alternative. The proposed CSP requires authorization pursuant to section 404 of the Clean Water Act for approximately 0.34 acre of fill placement in jurisdictional waters of the United States, including wetlands, to construct an expansion of the existing San Vicente Dam to store approximately 100,000 acre-feet of carryover storage water. Dated: April 8, 2008. Mark Durham, Acting Chief, Regulatory Branch. [FR Doc. E8–8282 Filed 4–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–KF–P PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Availability of Finding Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Availability of the Draft Feasibility Report and Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement and Draft State Environmental Impact 
Report for the Boston Harbor Deep Draft Navigation Improvement Project

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

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District in 
partnership with the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) has 
prepared a joint Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and 
State Draft Environmental Impact Report (DSEIS/DEIR) examining 
improvements to deep-draft navigation channels in Boston Harbor, 
Boston, MA. Four separate improvements were developed. The first 
examined deepening the outer and lower harbor's existing 40-foot 
channel system to provide deeper access to Massport's Conley Terminal 
in South Boston for containership traffic. All depths are referenced to 
minus mean lower low water (MLLW). Navigation channel depths of between 
45 to 50 feet were examined, with a depth of 48 feet recommended, with 
an additional two feet in the entrance channel. Under this plan the 
following project features would be improved: the 40-foot lane of the 
Broad Sound North Entrance Channel would be deepened to 50 feet and 
widened through the bend at Finn's Ledge. The 40-foot lane of the Main 
Ship Channel from the Broad Sound North Entrance Channel upstream 
through President Roads to the Reserved Channel would be deepened to 48 
feet and its 600-foot-wide reaches widened to between 800 and 900 feet, 
with additional width in the bends. The 40-foot lower reach of Reserved 
Channel and its turning area would be deepened to 48 feet, with the 
turning area also widened to 1600 feet. The 40-foot President Roads 
Anchorage would be deepened to 48 feet. The second improvement would 
deepen the existing 40-foot lane of the Main Ship Channel from the 
Reserved Channel Turning Area upstream to just below the Third Harbor 
Tunnel to a depth of 45 feet, to improve access to the Massport Marine 
Terminal in South Boston. The third improvement would deepen a portion 
of the 35-foot Mystic River Channel lane to 40 feet to improve access 
to Massport's Medford Street Terminal. The fourth and final improvement 
would deepen the 38-foot Chelsea River Channel to 40 feet, with minor 
widening in the bridge approaches and the bend between the bridges. In 
conjunction with work in the Federal channels, the Massachusetts Port 
Authority would deepen vessel berths at the Conley Terminal and Marine 
Terminal. Terminals on the Chelsea River would also deepen their berths 
to match the new channel depth. A total of about 12.1 million cubic 
yards (cy) of parent material, and 1.2 million cy of rock, would be 
removed by dredging and placed at the Massachusetts Bay Disposal Site 
(MBDS). Beneficial use opportunities for the dredged material have been 
identified and would be considered further during final design of the 
project. Those beneficial use opportunities include: creation of rock 
reefs in Massachusetts Bay and Broad Sound, and using the non-rock 
material as cover at the former Industrial Waste Site, which overlaps 
the MBDS. This joint Federal and State document builds on the lessons 
learned from the final EIR/S prepared in June of 1995 for the previous 
navigation improvement project in Boston Harbor.

DATES: Submit comments on or before June 2, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted to Colonel Curtis L. Thalken, 
District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, 
696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Catherine Rogers, (978) 318-8231.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is 
authorized to conduct this Feasibility Study by a Senate Subcommittee 
on Public Works Resolution dated September 11, 1969.

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    The DSEIS/DEIR is available on-line on the New England District's 
Web page at http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/projects/ma/BHNIP/
BostonHarbor_draft_FeasibilitySEIS.zip and at the following local 
libraries: Boston Libraries--25 Parameter Street, 20 City Hall Avenue, 
18 Barnes Avenue, 666 Boylston Street, Boston City Hall, 179 Main 
Street, 646 West Broadway, 276 Meridan Street; Chelsea Library--569 
Broadway; Revere Library--179 Beach Street; and the Winthrop Library--2 
Metcalf Square. If you wish to receive a copy of the Executive Summary 
or an electronic copy of the DSEIS/DEIR, please contact Ms. Catherine 
Rogers, Ecologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, 
Evaluation Branch, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742.
    A public meeting to solicit comments has been scheduled for 1 p.m. 
on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, on the second floor of the Black Falcon 
Cruise Terminal, One Black Falcon Avenue, Boston, MA.

    Dated: April 8, 2008.
Curtis L. Thalken,
Colonel, Corps of Engineers, New England District.
[FR Doc. E8-8202 Filed 4-17-08; 8:45 am]
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