Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability, 39958-39959 [E8-15813]

Download as PDF pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 39958 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 134 / Friday, July 11, 2008 / Notices consider both site-specific and cumulative environmental impacts and reasonable alternatives to the proposed actions. Commission staff does not propose to conduct any on-site scoping meetings at this time. Instead, the staff will solicit comments, recommendations, information, and alternatives in the Scoping Document (SD). Copies of the SD outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the EA were distributed to the parties on the Commission’s mailing list. Copies of the SD may be viewed on the Web at https://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link (see item m above). o. The tendering notice issued April 14, 2008, incorrectly stated that the application for the A-Drop Project was filed on April 1, 2008. The correct filing date for the A-Drop Project application is March 31, 2008. Johnson drop structure. The applicant proposes to construct: (1) An inflatable weir spanning the width of the canal; (2) an intake structure with trash rack and radial gate or stop-log shut off; (3) a buried, 60-inch-diameter, 900-foot-long steel or polyethylene penstock; (4) a powerhouse containing one Francis or propeller (Reaction) turbine and one generator with a rated output of 700 kW; (5) a tailrace about 11.25 feet long, returning flows to the canal; (6) a switchyard; (7) a 0.5-mile-long, 69-kV transmission line interconnecting with an existing powerline; and (8) a powerhouse access road. Average annual generation would be 1.7 GWh. The proposed A-Drop Project would be built at the Greenfields Main Canal’s Greenfield drop structure. The applicant proposes to construct: (1) An inflatable weir spanning the width of the canal; (2) an intake structure with trash rack and radial gate or stop-log shut off; (3) a buried, 96-inch-diameter, 570-foot-long steel or polyethylene penstock; (4) a powerhouse containing one Francis or propeller (Reaction) turbine and one generator with a rated output of 1,000 kW; (5) a tailrace returning flows to the canal; (6) a switchyard; (7) a 0.1-milelong, 12-kV transmission line interconnecting with an existing powerline; and (8) an approximately 570-foot-long powerhouse access road. Average annual generation would be 2.5 GWh. m. Copies of the applications are available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at https://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number, excluding the last three digits, in the docket number field to access each of the documents. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or tollfree at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. Copies are also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. You may also register online at https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filings/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. n. Scoping Process The Commission intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) on the projects in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended.1 The EA will Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–7167 or https://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements. Filed 06/30/2008 through 07/02/2008. Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. EIS No. 20080259, Draft EIS, AFS, WY, Spruce Gulch Bark Beetle and Fuels Reduction Project, Proposes to Implement Bark Beetle Related Salvage and Suppression Vegetative Treatments and Hazardous Fuels Abatement Treatments, Laramie Ranger District, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, Albany and Carbon Counties, WY, Comment Period Ends: 08/25/2008, Contact: Melissa M. Martin 307–745–2371. This document is available on the Internet at: https://www.fs.fed.us/r2/mbr/projects/ foresthealth. EIS No. 20080260, Draft EIS, AFS, WI, Medford Aspen Project, To Implement a Number of Vegetation and Transportation Management Activities, Medford-Park Falls Ranger District, Chequamegon-Nicolet 1 One EA will be prepared for the Woods Project (FERC No. P–12540), Johnson Project, (FERC No. P– 12545), Greenfield Project (FERC No. P–12548) and A-Drop Project (FERC No. P–12549). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Jul 10, 2008 Jkt 214001 Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–15791 Filed 7–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–8583–5] Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Forest, Taylor County, WI, Comment Period Ends: 08/25/2008, Contact: Jane Darnell 715–748–4875. EIS No. 20080261, Draft EIS, USA, CA, PROGRAMMATIC—Brigade Combat Team Transformation Project, Restructure the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR) to a MultiComponent (active duty/reserve) Heavy Brigade Combat Team (HBCT) and change/add several other organizations, Fort Irwin, CA, Comment Period Ends: 08/25/2008, Contact: Muhammad Bari 760–480– 3410. EIS No. 20080262, Draft EIS, SFW, NV, Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Ash Meadows, Desert, Moapa Valley and Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuges, Comprehensive Conservation Plan, Clark, Lincoln and Nye counties, NV, Comment Period Ends: 08/25/2008, Contact: Cynthia Martinez 702–515– 5450. EIS No. 20080263, Draft EIS, COE, CA, Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority, proposes construct and maintain the Feather River Levee Repair Project, Segment 2, Issuing 408 Permission and 404 Permit, Yuba County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 08/25/2008, Contact: John Suazo 916– 557–6719. EIS No. 20080264, Second Final Supplement, DOE, NV, Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada— Nevada Rail Transportation Corridor (DOE/EIS–0250F–S2D), Wait Period Ends: 08/11/2008, Contact: Dr. Jane R. Summerson 702–794–1493. EIS No. 20080265, Second Final EIS (Tiering), DOE, NV, Rail Alignment for the Construction and Operation of a Railroad in Nevada to a Geologic Repository (DOE/EIS–0369D) at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, NV, Wait Period Ends: 08/11/2008, Contact: Dr. Jane R. Summerson 702–794–1493. EIS No. 20080266, Final Supplement, DOE, NV, Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste, Construction, Operation, Monitoring and Eventually Closing a Geologic Repository (DOE/EIS–0250F–S1D) at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, NV, Wait Period Ends: 08/11/2008, Contact: Dr. Jane R. Summerson 702– 794–1493. EIS No. 20080267, Draft Supplement, BLM, CA, Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Line Project, New Information, Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment, Construction and Operation of a New 91-mile 500 E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 134 / Friday, July 11, 2008 / Notices kilovolt (kV) Electric Transmission Line from Imperial Valley Substation (in Imperial Co. near the City of El Centro) to a New Central East Substation (in Central San Diego County) Imperial and San Diego Counties, CA, Comment Period Ends: 08/25/2008, Contact: Lynda Kastoll 760–337–4400. EIS No. 20080268, Draft Supplement, FTA, MN, Central Corridor Project, New Information on the 11 miles Light Rail Transit between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, MN, Comment Period Ends: 08/ 25/2008, Contact: Marisol Simon 312– 353–2789. Amended Notices EIS No. 20070536, Draft EIS, AFS, 00, ∼VOIDED∼ National Forest System Lands in Utah Wild and Scenic River Suitability Study for 86 Eligible River Segments for Inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic River System, Ashley, Dixie, Fishlake, Manti-LaSal, Uinta, Wasatch-Cache National Forests in Utah and Portions of National Forests in Colorado and Wyoming, Comment Period Ends: 02/ 15/2008, Contact: Catherine Kahlow 435–783–4338. This DEIS was inadvertently refilled and published in 12/28/2007 FR. The Correct DEIS #20070508 was published in 12/07/2007 FR. EIS No. 20080106, Draft EIS, AFS, CO, Long Draw Reservoir Project, Re-Issue a Special-Use-Authorization to Water Supply and Storage to Allow the Continued Use of Long Draw Reservoir and Dam, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland, Grand and Larimer Counties, CO, Comment Period Ends: 07/11/2008, Contact: Ken Tu 970–295–6623. Revision of FR Notice Published 03/28/2008: Extending Comment Period from 06/ 11/2008 to 07/11/2008. Dated: July 8, 2008. Ken Mittelholtz, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E8–15813 Filed 7–10–08; 8:45 am] pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Jul 10, 2008 Jkt 214001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–8583–6] 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 11, 2008 (73 FR 19833). Draft EISs EIS No. 20080077, ERP No. D–COE– K36149–CA, San Diego Creek Watershed Special Area Management Plan/Watershed Streambed Alteration Agreement Process (SAMP/WSAA Process), Protecting and Enhancing Aquatic Resource and Permitting Reasonable Economic Development, Orange County, CA. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about impacts to resources and requested additional information on the reasonableness of the alternatives, and why specific Nationwide Permits are proposed for revocation while others would be retained. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20080135, ERP No. D–COE– E39072–TN, PROGRAMMATIC— Hydropower Rehabilitations, Dissolved Oxygen and Minimum Flow Regimes at Wolf Creek Dam, Kentucky and Center Hill and Dale Hollow Dams, Tennessee, Implementation. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about water quality and stream flow impacts, and recommends the identification of the improvement program and schedule, monitoring protocols, and adaptive management decision-making process in the Final EIS. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20080156, ERP No. D–NRC– E06026–GA, GENERIC—License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, Supplement 34 to NUREG–1437, Regarding Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Units 1 and 2 (VEGP) near Waynesboro, GA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about tritium and requested additional information on actions to mitigate or lessen the release PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39959 of tritium to the Savannah River. Surface water withdrawal impacts and impacts to aquatic species during drought conditions are also a concern. Rating EC1. EIS No. 20080159, ERP No. DA–NOA– A91061–00, Atlantic Mackerel, Squid and Butterfish, Fishery Management Plan, Amendment No. 10, Develop a Rebuilding Program that Allows the Butterfish Stock to Rebuild in the Shortest Amount of Time Possible, Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the U.S. Atlantic Coast. Summary: EPA has no objection to the proposed action. Rating LO. EIS No. 20080180, ERP No. DC–FTA– L40205–00, South Corridor PortlandMilwaukie Light Rail Project, Proposal to Develop Light Rail Transit in Final Segment, Connecting Downtown Portland, OR, the City of Milwaukie and north Clackamas and Multnomah Counties, OR and Clark County, WA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about water quality impacts within waterbodies that are 303(d) listed for temperature, mercury, bacteria, and other criteria. The project has the potential to disturb contaminated sites and to release hazardous substances. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20080185, ERP No. DS–FSA– A65173–00, PROGRAMMATIC— Expansion of the Emergency Conservation Program, To Restore Farmland (Cropland, Hayland and Pastureland) to a Normal Productive State after a Natural Disaster. Summary: EPA has no objections to the proposed action. Rating LO. Final EISs EIS No. 20080017, ERP No. F–COE– K39098–CA, San Clemente Dam Seismic Safety Project, Increase Dam Safety to Meet Current Design Standards, Monterey County, CA. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about habitat impacts and steelhead recovery following dam removal. EPA supported the two dam removal alternatives and noted continuing concerns with all other alternatives. EIS No. 20080141, ERP No. F–TVA– E08022–TN, Rutherford-WilliamsonDavidson Power Supply Improvement Project, Proposes to Construct and Operate a New 500-kilovolt (kV) Rutherford Substation, a New 27-mile 500-kV Transmission Line and Two New 9- and 15 mile 161-kV Transmission Lines, Rutherford, Williamson, and Maury Counties, TN. E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1

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Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability

    Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General 
Information (202) 564-7167 or https://www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/.

Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements.
Filed 06/30/2008 through 07/02/2008.
Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9.

EIS No. 20080259, Draft EIS, AFS, WY, Spruce Gulch Bark Beetle and 
Fuels Reduction Project, Proposes to Implement Bark Beetle Related 
Salvage and Suppression Vegetative Treatments and Hazardous Fuels 
Abatement Treatments, Laramie Ranger District, Medicine Bow-Routt 
National Forests, Albany and Carbon Counties, WY, Comment Period Ends: 
08/25/2008, Contact: Melissa M. Martin 307-745-2371. This document is 
available on the Internet at: https://www.fs.fed.us/r2/mbr/projects/
foresthealth.
EIS No. 20080260, Draft EIS, AFS, WI, Medford Aspen Project, To 
Implement a Number of Vegetation and Transportation Management 
Activities, Medford-Park Falls Ranger District, Chequamegon-Nicolet 
National Forest, Taylor County, WI, Comment Period Ends: 08/25/2008, 
Contact: Jane Darnell 715-748-4875.
EIS No. 20080261, Draft EIS, USA, CA, PROGRAMMATIC--Brigade Combat Team 
Transformation Project, Restructure the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment 
(ACR) to a Multi-Component (active duty/reserve) Heavy Brigade Combat 
Team (HBCT) and change/add several other organizations, Fort Irwin, CA, 
Comment Period Ends: 08/25/2008, Contact: Muhammad Bari 760-480-3410.
EIS No. 20080262, Draft EIS, SFW, NV, Desert National Wildlife Refuge 
Complex, Ash Meadows, Desert, Moapa Valley and Pahranagat National 
Wildlife Refuges, Comprehensive Conservation Plan, Clark, Lincoln and 
Nye counties, NV, Comment Period Ends: 08/25/2008, Contact: Cynthia 
Martinez 702-515-5450.
EIS No. 20080263, Draft EIS, COE, CA, Three Rivers Levee Improvement 
Authority, proposes construct and maintain the Feather River Levee 
Repair Project, Segment 2, Issuing 408 Permission and 404 Permit, Yuba 
County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 08/25/2008, Contact: John Suazo 916-
557-6719.
EIS No. 20080264, Second Final Supplement, DOE, NV, Geologic Repository 
for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste 
at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada--Nevada Rail Transportation 
Corridor (DOE/EIS-0250F-S2D), Wait Period Ends: 08/11/2008, Contact: 
Dr. Jane R. Summerson 702-794-1493.
EIS No. 20080265, Second Final EIS (Tiering), DOE, NV, Rail Alignment 
for the Construction and Operation of a Railroad in Nevada to a 
Geologic Repository (DOE/EIS-0369D) at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, NV, 
Wait Period Ends: 08/11/2008, Contact: Dr. Jane R. Summerson 702-794-
1493.
EIS No. 20080266, Final Supplement, DOE, NV, Geologic Repository for 
the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste, 
Construction, Operation, Monitoring and Eventually Closing a Geologic 
Repository (DOE/EIS-0250F-S1D) at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, NV, Wait 
Period Ends: 08/11/2008, Contact: Dr. Jane R. Summerson 702-794-1493.
EIS No. 20080267, Draft Supplement, BLM, CA, Sunrise Powerlink 
Transmission Line Project, New Information, Proposed Land Use Plan 
Amendment, Construction and Operation of a New 91-mile 500

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kilovolt (kV) Electric Transmission Line from Imperial Valley 
Substation (in Imperial Co. near the City of El Centro) to a New 
Central East Substation (in Central San Diego County) Imperial and San 
Diego Counties, CA, Comment Period Ends: 08/25/2008, Contact: Lynda 
Kastoll 760-337-4400.
EIS No. 20080268, Draft Supplement, FTA, MN, Central Corridor Project, 
New Information on the 11 miles Light Rail Transit between downtown 
Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, Twin Cities Metropolitan 
Area, MN, Comment Period Ends: 08/25/2008, Contact: Marisol Simon 312-
353-2789.

Amended Notices

EIS No. 20070536, Draft EIS, AFS, 00, ~VOIDED~ National Forest System 
Lands in Utah Wild and Scenic River Suitability Study for 86 Eligible 
River Segments for Inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic River 
System, Ashley, Dixie, Fishlake, Manti-LaSal, Uinta, Wasatch-Cache 
National Forests in Utah and Portions of National Forests in Colorado 
and Wyoming, Comment Period Ends: 02/15/2008, Contact: Catherine Kahlow 
435-783-4338.

    This DEIS was inadvertently refilled and published in 12/28/2007 
FR. The Correct DEIS 20070508 was published in 12/07/2007 FR.

EIS No. 20080106, Draft EIS, AFS, CO, Long Draw Reservoir Project, Re-
Issue a Special-Use-Authorization to Water Supply and Storage to Allow 
the Continued Use of Long Draw Reservoir and Dam, Arapaho and Roosevelt 
National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland, Grand and Larimer 
Counties, CO, Comment Period Ends: 07/11/2008, Contact: Ken Tu 970-295-
6623. Revision of FR Notice Published 03/28/2008: Extending Comment 
Period from 06/11/2008 to 07/11/2008.

    Dated: July 8, 2008.
Ken Mittelholtz,
Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Federal Activities.
[FR Doc. E8-15813 Filed 7-10-08; 8:45 am]
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