Federal Consistency Appeal by AES Sparrows Point LNG, LLC and Mid-Atlantic Express, LLC From an Objection by the Maryland Department of the Environment, 33807 [E8-13300]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 115 / Friday, June 13, 2008 / Notices Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA), as amended, 16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq., and the Department of Commerce’s implementing regulations, 15 CFR part 930, subpart H. The appeal was taken from an objection by the Maryland Department of the Environment (State) to AES’s consistency certification for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission permits to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and associated 88-mile natural gas pipeline. The decision record for this appeal was closed on April 14, 2008. Notice of Dated: June 6, 2008. closure was published in the Federal Richard F. Kayser, Register. 73 FR 20,028 (April 14, 2008). Chief Scientist. Under the CZMA, a final decision on [FR Doc. E8–13355 Filed 6–12–08; 8:45 am] the appeal must be issued no later than BILLING CODE 3510–13–P 60 days after notice announcing closure of the decision record is published. 16 U.S.C. 1465(c)(1). This deadline, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE however, may be extended by publishing (within the 60-day period) a National Oceanic and Atmospheric subsequent notice explaining why a Administration decision cannot be issued within that time frame. 16 U.S.C. 1465(c)(1). In this Federal Consistency Appeal by AES event, a final decision must be issued no Sparrows Point LNG, LLC and Midlater than 15 days after the date of Atlantic Express, LLC From an Objection by the Maryland Department publication of the subsequent notice. 16 U.S.C. 1465(c)(2). of the Environment This announcement provides notice AGENCY: National Oceanic and that the deadline for issuing a decision Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), on the appeal has been extended 15 Department of Commerce (Commerce). days. The Secretary needs the additional ACTION: Notice of extension of time to time to complete a review of the record issue a decision. and reach a decision. A decision on AES’s administrative appeal will be SUMMARY: Notice is hereby provided that issued no later than June 30, 2008. the deadline for issuing a decision has Dated: June 9, 2008. been extended 15 days, in the federal Joel La Bissonniere, consistency appeal filed with the Assistant General Counsel for Ocean Services. Department of Commerce by AES Sparrows Point LNG, LLC and Mid(Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog No. 11.419 Coastal Zone Management Program Atlantic Express, LLC (collectively, Assistance.) AES). [FR Doc. E8–13300 Filed 6–12–08; 8:45 am] DATES: The new deadline for issuing a BILLING CODE 3510–08–P decision on AES’s federal consistency appeal is extended to June 30, 2008. ADDRESSES: Materials from the appeal DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE record are available at the Internet site http://www.ogc.doc.gov/czma.htm and Department of the Army; Corps of at the Office of the General Counsel for Engineers Ocean Services, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Department of Commerce, 1305 EastEnvironmental Impact Statement/ West Highway, Silver Spring, MD Subsequent Environmental Impact 20910. Report for the Sacramento River Deep Water Ship Channel, CA FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Odin Smith, Attorney-Advisor, Office of AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. the Assistant General Counsel for Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. Legislation and Regulation, Department ACTION: Notice of Intent. of Commerce, via e-mail at osmith@doc.gov, or at (202) 482–4144. SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In August (NEPA) and the California 2007, AES filed a notice of appeal with Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San pursuant to section 307(c)(3)(A) of the rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES must register by close of business Monday, June 16, 2008, in order to attend. Please submit your name, time of arrival, e-mail address and phone number to Tessa Beavers, Administrative Support Assistant, NIST/NVLAP, and she will provide you with instructions for admittance. NonU.S. citizens must also submit their country of citizenship, title, employer/ sponsor, and address. Ms. Beavers’ email address is tessa.beavers@nist.gov and her phone number is (301) 975– 4017. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:18 Jun 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33807 Francisco District, (Corps) in coordination with the Port of Sacramento is preparing a draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement /Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIS/SEIR) to evaluate the action of resuming construction of navigational improvements to the Sacramento River Deep Water Ship Channel (SRDWSC). The SRDWSC runs from the Contra Costa county line to the Port of Sacramento. Construction was initiated in 1989, but work was suspended in 1990 after deepening a portion of the channel to the authorized depth of 35 feet. The proposed action involves deepening the existing Federal navigation channel from 30 feet to 35 feet (mean lower low water) and widening portions of the channel to improve navigational efficiency for movement of goods and safety. The SRDWSC project was originally authorized by the River and Harbors Act of 1946 , Public Law 525, 79th Congress, 2nd Session, and reauthorized under Section 202(a) of the Water Resources and Development Act of 1986, Public Law 99–662, 100 Stat. 4092. This is a notice of intent to prepare an SEIS/SEIR, and to consider alternatives, evaluate potential impacts of the proposed action, and identify appropriate mitigation measures. DATES: A public meeting will be held in West Sacramento on Monday, June, 30, 2008 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The public comment period begins on June 16, 2008. Written comments must be received by July 22, 2008. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the West Sacramento City Hall, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions and comments regarding the proposed action can be addressed to: Attn.: Bill Brostoff, ET–PA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, 1455 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103–1398; telephone (415) 503–6867; or SPNETPA@usace.army.mil. Written comments can also be faxed to (415) 503–6692 or sent electronically to SPNETPA@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Background. The SRDWSC is located in the Sacramento—San Joaquin Delta region of northern California. The 46.5-mile long ship channel lies within Contra Costa, Solano, Sacramento, and Yolo Counties and serves the marine terminal facilities at the Port of Sacramento. The SRDWSC joins the existing 35-foot deep channel at New York Slough, thereby affording the Port E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Federal Consistency Appeal by AES Sparrows Point LNG, LLC and 
Mid-Atlantic Express, LLC From an Objection by the Maryland Department 
of the Environment

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Department of Commerce (Commerce).

ACTION: Notice of extension of time to issue a decision.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby provided that the deadline for issuing a 
decision has been extended 15 days, in the federal consistency appeal 
filed with the Department of Commerce by AES Sparrows Point LNG, LLC 
and Mid-Atlantic Express, LLC (collectively, AES).

DATES: The new deadline for issuing a decision on AES's federal 
consistency appeal is extended to June 30, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Materials from the appeal record are available at the 
Internet site http://www.ogc.doc.gov/czma.htm and at the Office of the 
General Counsel for Ocean Services, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1305 East-West Highway, 
Silver Spring, MD 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Odin Smith, Attorney-Advisor, Office 
of the Assistant General Counsel for Legislation and Regulation, 
Department of Commerce, via e-mail at osmith@doc.gov, or at (202) 482-
4144.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In August 2007, AES filed a notice of appeal 
with the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) pursuant to section 
307(c)(3)(A) of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA), as 
amended, 16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq., and the Department of Commerce's 
implementing regulations, 15 CFR part 930, subpart H. The appeal was 
taken from an objection by the Maryland Department of the Environment 
(State) to AES's consistency certification for U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission permits to construct 
and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and associated 88-
mile natural gas pipeline.
    The decision record for this appeal was closed on April 14, 2008. 
Notice of closure was published in the Federal Register. 73 FR 20,028 
(April 14, 2008). Under the CZMA, a final decision on the appeal must 
be issued no later than 60 days after notice announcing closure of the 
decision record is published. 16 U.S.C. 1465(c)(1). This deadline, 
however, may be extended by publishing (within the 60-day period) a 
subsequent notice explaining why a decision cannot be issued within 
that time frame. 16 U.S.C. 1465(c)(1). In this event, a final decision 
must be issued no later than 15 days after the date of publication of 
the subsequent notice. 16 U.S.C. 1465(c)(2).
    This announcement provides notice that the deadline for issuing a 
decision on the appeal has been extended 15 days. The Secretary needs 
the additional time to complete a review of the record and reach a 
decision. A decision on AES's administrative appeal will be issued no 
later than June 30, 2008.

    Dated: June 9, 2008.
Joel La Bissonniere,
Assistant General Counsel for Ocean Services.
(Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog No. 11.419 Coastal Zone 
Management Program Assistance.)
[FR Doc. E8-13300 Filed 6-12-08; 8:45 am]
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