Millerton Lake Resource Management Plan/General Plan (RMP/GP), Madera and Fresno Counties, CA, 43473-43474 [E8-17074]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 144 / Friday, July 25, 2008 / Notices hearing will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on August 26, 2008, in Solvang, CA. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on the draft EIS to Mr. Robert Epperson, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721. The public hearing will be held at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463. Copies of the draft EIS may be requested from Mr. Robert Epperson, by writing to Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno CA 93721; by calling 559–269–4518 (TDD 559–487–5933); or by e-mailing repperson@mp.usbr.gov. The draft EIS is also accessible from the following Web site: http:// www.usbr.gov/mp/cachuma/docs/ index.html. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Section for locations where copies of the draft EIS are available for public review. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Epperson, Bureau of Reclamation, at 559–269–4518 (TDD 559–487–5933) or repperson@mp.usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The draft EIS documents the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects to the physical, biological, and socioeconomic environment that may result from various resource management alternatives at Cachuma Lake. The Cachuma Lake draft EIS evaluates the existing resource management of Cachuma Lake. The project purpose consists of: (1) Protecting the water supply and water quality functions of Cachuma Lake; (2) protecting and enhancing natural and cultural resources in the Recreation Area, consistent with Federal law and Reclamation policies; and (3) providing recreational opportunities and facilities consistent with the original Cachuma Project purposes, and Reclamation policies. Cachuma Lake is an existing reservoir formed by Bradbury Dam, and located in Santa Barbara County, California. The dam, which provides irrigation, domestic, and municipal and industrial water supplies to the City of Santa Barbara, Goleta Water District, Montecito Water District, Carpinteria Valley Water District, and Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District, was constructed in the 1950s. The Cachuma Project has delivered an average of 25,000 acre-feet per year over the past 45 years and encompasses approximately 9,250 acres. In 1956, operation and maintenance of the Cachuma project was transferred from Reclamation to the Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board. Reclamation VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:15 Jul 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 still retains ownership of all project facilities and is responsible for the operation of the dam. The new RMP will have a planning horizon of 20 years, which will begin when a new agreement is reached between Reclamation and a local managing partner. The new RMP would (1) Ensure timely delivery of highquality water to water users while enhancing natural resources and recreational opportunities; (2) provide recreational opportunities to meet the demands of a growing, diverse population; (3) ensure recreational diversity and the quality of the experience; (4) protect natural resources, while providing resource education opportunities and stewardship; and (5) provide updated management for establishing a new management agreement with a managing partner. The draft EIS outlines the formulation and evaluation of alternatives designed to address issues through a representation of the varied interests at the Plan Area. Alternative 1 (No Action) would continue current management practices. Alternative 2 (Enhanced Recreation) would balance natural resource protection with recreational opportunities. Alternative 3 (Expanded Recreation) would emphasize expanded recreation opportunities. The draft EIS has been developed within the authorities provided by Congress through the Reclamation Recreation Management Act of 1992 (Pub. L. 102–575, Title 28, 16 U.S.C. 460L), Reclamation Act, Federal Water Project Recreation Act, and other applicable Federal agency and U.S. Department of the Interior policies. Copies of the draft EIS are available for public review at the following locations: • Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Regional Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. • Bureau of Reclamation, SouthCentral California Area Office, 1243 N Street, Fresno CA 93721. • Cachuma Lake State Recreation Area, Highway 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. • Santa Maria Public Library, 420 South Broadway Avenue, Santa Maria, CA 93454. • Santa Barbara Public Library, Central Location, 40 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. • Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO 80225. • Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43473 NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240–0001. Public Hearings A brief presentation, including a project overview, will open the public hearing. This will be followed by an open house during which individual concerns and questions will be addressed through interaction with the project team. If special assistance is required at the public hearings, please contact Mr. Robert Epperson at 559–269–4518, (TDD 559–487–5933) or by e-mailing repperson@mp.usbr.gov. Please notify Mr. Epperson as far in advance as possible to enable Reclamation to secure the needed services. If a request cannot be honored, the requestor will be notified. Public Disclosure Before including your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: July 3, 2008. John F. Davis, Deputy Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. E8–17072 Filed 7–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Millerton Lake Resource Management Plan/General Plan (RMP/GP), Madera and Fresno Counties, CA Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the draft Environmental Impact. Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) and notice of public hearing. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), as the National Environmental Policy Act Federal lead agency, and the California Department of Parks & Recreation (CDPR), as the California Environmental Quality Act State lead agency, have made available for public review and comment the Millerton Lake draft EIS/EIR. The draft EIS/EIR describes and presents the environmental effects of the No-Action Alternative and three (3) Action E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 43474 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 144 / Friday, July 25, 2008 / Notices Alternatives. A public hearing will be held to receive comments from individuals and organizations on the draft EIS/EIR. DATES: Written comments on the draft EIS/EIR will be accepted on or before September 23, 2008. A public hearing has been scheduled to receive oral or written comments regarding environmental effects. The hearing will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on August 14, 2008 in Friant, CA. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on the draft EIS/EIR to Mr. Robert Epperson, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721. The public hearing will be held at the Friant Learning Academy, 17200 Burroughs, Friant, CA 93626. Copies of the draft EIS/EIR may be requested from Mr. Robert Epperson, by writing to Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721; by calling 559–269–4518 (TDD 559–487–5933); or by e-mailing repperson@mp.usbr.gov. The draft EIS/EIR is also accessible from the following Web site: http:// www.usbr.gov/mp/millerton/docs/ index.html. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Section for locations where copies of the draft EIS/EIR are available for public review. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Epperson, Bureau of Reclamation, at 559–269–4518 (TDD 559–487–5933) or repperson@mp.usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The draft EIS/EIR documents the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects to the physical, biological, and socioeconomic environment that may result from various resource management alternatives at Millerton Lake. The Millerton Lake draft EIS/EIR evaluates the existing resource management of Millerton Lake. The project purpose consists of: (1) Identifying the current and most appropriate future uses of land and water resources within the Plan Area; (2) identifying the long-term resource programs and implementation guidelines to manage and develop recreation, natural, and cultural resources; and (3) developing strategies and approaches to protect and preserve the natural, recreational, aesthetic, and cultural resources. Millerton Lake is an existing reservoir formed by Friant Dam, and located in Fresno and Madera Counties, CA. The dam, which regulates the normal flow of the San Joaquin River and stores floodwaters for irrigation diversion into the Friant-Kern and Madera Canals, was completed in 1947. Millerton Lake has a storage capacity of 520,500 acre-feet VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:15 Jul 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 and a surface area of 4,900 acres. Through agreements with Reclamation and the California Department of Fish and Game, the CDPR manages the entire Plan Area. The most recent General Plan for the Plan Area was completed by CDPR in 1983, and projected recreation trends and deficiencies through 1990. Since the adoption of this plan, several changes to the physical and regulatory environment have resulted in the need for an updated plan. The new joint Resource Management Plan/General Plan (RMP/GP) will have a planning horizon through the year 2035. The new plan will: (1) Enhance natural resources and recreational opportunities without interrupting reservoir operations; (2) provide recreational opportunities to meet the demands of a growing, diverse population; (3) ensure recreational diversity and quality; (4) protect natural, cultural, and recreational sources while providing resource education opportunities and stewardship; and (5) provide updated management for establishing a new management agreement with the State of California. The draft EIS/EIR outlines the formulation and evaluation of alternatives designed to address these issues through a representation of the varied interests at the Plan Area. The No Action Alternative would result in the continuation of current management practices. Action Alternative 1 (Recreation Expansion) emphasizes expanded recreation opportunities and includes additional campsites. Action Alternative 2 (Enhancement) balances natural and cultural resource protection and recreation opportunities. Action Alternative 3 (Resource Protection) emphasizes resource protection and limits some recreation opportunities. The draft EIS/EIR has been developed within the authorities provided by Congress through the Reclamation Recreation Management Act of 1992 (Pub. L. 102–575, Title 28, 16 U.S.C. 460L) and other applicable agency and U.S. Department of Interior policies. Copies of the draft EIS/EIR are available for public review at the following locations: • Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Regional Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. • Bureau of Reclamation, SouthCentral California Area Office, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721. • Millerton Lake State Recreational Area, 5290 Millerton Road, Friant, CA 93626. • Fresno County Public Library, Central Location, 2420 Mariposa, Fresno, CA 93721. PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Madera County Public Library, Headquarters, 121 North G Street, Madera, CA 93637. • Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO 80225. • Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240–0001. Public Hearings A brief presentation, including a project overview, will open the public hearing. This will be followed by an open house during which individual concerns and questions will be addressed through interaction with the project team. If special assistance is required at the public hearings, please contact Mr. Robert Epperson at 559–269–4518, (TDD 559–487–5933), or by e-mailing repperson@mp.usbr.gov. Please notify Mr. Epperson as far in advance as possible to enable Reclamation to secure the needed services. If a request cannot be honored, the requestor will be notified. Public Disclosure Before including your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: July 3, 2008. John F. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 144 (Friday, July 25, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Millerton Lake Resource Management Plan/General Plan (RMP/GP), 
Madera and Fresno Counties, CA

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the draft Environmental Impact. 
Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) and notice of public 
hearing.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), as the National 
Environmental Policy Act Federal lead agency, and the California 
Department of Parks & Recreation (CDPR), as the California 
Environmental Quality Act State lead agency, have made available for 
public review and comment the Millerton Lake draft EIS/EIR. The draft 
EIS/EIR describes and presents the environmental effects of the No-
Action Alternative and three (3) Action

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Alternatives. A public hearing will be held to receive comments from 
individuals and organizations on the draft EIS/EIR.

DATES: Written comments on the draft EIS/EIR will be accepted on or 
before September 23, 2008.
    A public hearing has been scheduled to receive oral or written 
comments regarding environmental effects. The hearing will be held from 
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on August 14, 2008 in Friant, CA.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on the draft EIS/EIR to Mr. Robert 
Epperson, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721.
    The public hearing will be held at the Friant Learning Academy, 
17200 Burroughs, Friant, CA 93626.
    Copies of the draft EIS/EIR may be requested from Mr. Robert 
Epperson, by writing to Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, 
CA 93721; by calling 559-269-4518 (TDD 559-487-5933); or by e-mailing 
repperson@mp.usbr.gov. The draft EIS/EIR is also accessible from the 
following Web site: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/millerton/docs/index.html. 
See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Section for locations where copies of the 
draft EIS/EIR are available for public review.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Epperson, Bureau of 
Reclamation, at 559-269-4518 (TDD 559-487-5933) or 
repperson@mp.usbr.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The draft EIS/EIR documents the direct, 
indirect, and cumulative effects to the physical, biological, and 
socioeconomic environment that may result from various resource 
management alternatives at Millerton Lake.
    The Millerton Lake draft EIS/EIR evaluates the existing resource 
management of Millerton Lake. The project purpose consists of: (1) 
Identifying the current and most appropriate future uses of land and 
water resources within the Plan Area; (2) identifying the long-term 
resource programs and implementation guidelines to manage and develop 
recreation, natural, and cultural resources; and (3) developing 
strategies and approaches to protect and preserve the natural, 
recreational, aesthetic, and cultural resources.
    Millerton Lake is an existing reservoir formed by Friant Dam, and 
located in Fresno and Madera Counties, CA. The dam, which regulates the 
normal flow of the San Joaquin River and stores floodwaters for 
irrigation diversion into the Friant-Kern and Madera Canals, was 
completed in 1947. Millerton Lake has a storage capacity of 520,500 
acre-feet and a surface area of 4,900 acres. Through agreements with 
Reclamation and the California Department of Fish and Game, the CDPR 
manages the entire Plan Area.
    The most recent General Plan for the Plan Area was completed by 
CDPR in 1983, and projected recreation trends and deficiencies through 
1990. Since the adoption of this plan, several changes to the physical 
and regulatory environment have resulted in the need for an updated 
plan. The new joint Resource Management Plan/General Plan (RMP/GP) will 
have a planning horizon through the year 2035.
    The new plan will: (1) Enhance natural resources and recreational 
opportunities without interrupting reservoir operations; (2) provide 
recreational opportunities to meet the demands of a growing, diverse 
population; (3) ensure recreational diversity and quality; (4) protect 
natural, cultural, and recreational sources while providing resource 
education opportunities and stewardship; and (5) provide updated 
management for establishing a new management agreement with the State 
of California.
    The draft EIS/EIR outlines the formulation and evaluation of 
alternatives designed to address these issues through a representation 
of the varied interests at the Plan Area. The No Action Alternative 
would result in the continuation of current management practices. 
Action Alternative 1 (Recreation Expansion) emphasizes expanded 
recreation opportunities and includes additional campsites. Action 
Alternative 2 (Enhancement) balances natural and cultural resource 
protection and recreation opportunities. Action Alternative 3 (Resource 
Protection) emphasizes resource protection and limits some recreation 
opportunities.
    The draft EIS/EIR has been developed within the authorities 
provided by Congress through the Reclamation Recreation Management Act 
of 1992 (Pub. L. 102-575, Title 28, 16 U.S.C. 460L) and other 
applicable agency and U.S. Department of Interior policies.
    Copies of the draft EIS/EIR are available for public review at the 
following locations:
     Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Regional 
Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825.
     Bureau of Reclamation, South-Central California Area 
Office, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721.
     Millerton Lake State Recreational Area, 5290 Millerton 
Road, Friant, CA 93626.
     Fresno County Public Library, Central Location, 2420 
Mariposa, Fresno, CA 93721.
     Madera County Public Library, Headquarters, 121 North G 
Street, Madera, CA 93637.
     Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, 
Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO 80225.
     Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the 
Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 
20240-0001.

Public Hearings

    A brief presentation, including a project overview, will open the 
public hearing. This will be followed by an open house during which 
individual concerns and questions will be addressed through interaction 
with the project team.
    If special assistance is required at the public hearings, please 
contact Mr. Robert Epperson at 559-269-4518, (TDD 559-487-5933), or by 
e-mailing repperson@mp.usbr.gov. Please notify Mr. Epperson as far in 
advance as possible to enable Reclamation to secure the needed 
services. If a request cannot be honored, the requestor will be 
notified.

Public Disclosure

    Before including your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, 
or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should 
be aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Dated: July 3, 2008.
John F. Davis,
Deputy Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. E8-17074 Filed 7-24-08; 8:45 am]
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