North San Pablo Bay Restoration and Reuse Project, California, 43786-43787 [E8-17228]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 43786 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 145 / Monday, July 28, 2008 / Notices Lake Casitas is an existing reservoir formed by Casitas Dam, and located in Ventura County, California. The dam, which stores water for irrigation, municipal and industrial use within the Casitas Municipal Water District (CMWD), was completed in November 1958. Lake Casitas has a storage capacity of 254,000 acre-feet and delivers between 15,000 and 23,000 acre-feet each year. Although Reclamation owns Casitas Dam, the CMWD owns and operates the Plan Area pursuant to the 1956 agreement for the Ventura River Project. The 1956 agreement did not consider the current level of recreation activity the Plan Area now serves. Therefore, under a new long-term management agreement, the managing partner for the Open Space Lands may be different than the managing partner for the Park. The RMP will have a planning horizon of 25 years, and will begin when a new management agreement is reached between Reclamation and the managing partner(s). The new plan would: (1) Ensure safe storage and timely delivery of highquality water to users while enhancing natural resources and recreational opportunities; (2) protect natural resources while educating the public about the value of good stewardship; (3) provide recreational opportunities to meet the demands of a growing, diverse population; (4) ensure recreational diversity and the quality of the experience; and (5) provide the updated management considerations for establishing a new management agreement with the managing partner(s). The draft EIS outlines the formulation and evaluation of alternatives designed to address these issues by representing the varied interests present at the Plan Area. Alternative 1 (No Action) would continue current management practices. Alternative 2 (Enhancement) would balance natural resource protection with recreation opportunities. Alternative 3 (Recreation Expansion) 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, U.S.C. 460L), Title IV of the Recreational Development Act of 1984 (Pub. L. 93– 493), 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: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:35 Jul 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 • Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Regional Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. • Bureau of Reclamation, SouthCentral California Area Office, 1243N Street, Fresno, CA 93721. • Ojai Ranger District Station, 1190 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai, CA 93023. • E.P. Foster Public Library, 651 Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001. • 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. E8–17230 Filed 7–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P environmental impact report (EIS/EIR) and notice of public scoping meetings. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), the lead Federal agency, and the Sonoma County Water Agency, acting as administrator for the North Bay Water Reuse Authority (NBWRA) and the lead State agency, will prepare a joint EIS/EIR for the proposed North San Pablo Bay Restoration and Reuse Project (Proposed Action). The purpose of the Proposed Action is to create a regional wastewater reuse project to provide recycled water for agricultural, urban, and environmental uses as an alternative to discharging treated wastewater to San Pablo Bay. In this way, water demand issues and wastewater discharge issues of the region can be addressed in an integrated and synergistic manner. DATES: A series of scoping meetings will be held to solicit public input on the scope of the environmental document, alternatives, concerns, and issues to be addressed in the EIS/EIR. The scoping meeting dates are: • Monday, August 4, 2008, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Napa, CA. • Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Novato, CA. • Wednesday, August 6, 2008, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa Street, Sonoma, CA. Written comments on the scope of the EIS/EIR will be accepted until August 20, 2008. ADDRESSES: The public scoping meetings will be held at: • Napa at Napa Elks Lodge, 2840 Soscol Avenue. • Novato at Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1560 Hill Road. • Sonoma at Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa Street. Written comments on the scope of the EIS/EIR should be sent to Mr. Marc Bautista, Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA 95403; or e-mailed to Marc.Bautista@scwa.ca.gov. Mr. Marc Bautista, Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) at the SCWA general telephone number 707–547–1998, email at: mbautista@scwa.ca.gov; or Mr. David White, Reclamation, at 916–978– 5074, e-mail at: dtwhite@mp.usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation North San Pablo Bay Restoration and Reuse Project, California Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement/ AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background The NBWRA, comprised of four wastewater utilities and one water E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 145 / Monday, July 28, 2008 / Notices agency in the North San Pablo Bay region of California, plans to expand the use of recycled water and reduce discharge into San Pablo Bay with this long-term inter-agency project. The area encompasses 318 square miles of land in Marin, Sonoma, and Napa Counties. Participants include Las Gallinas Valley Sanitation District (LGVSD), Novato Sanitation District (Novato SD), Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District (SVCSD), and Napa Sanitation District (Napa SD). In addition, North Marin Water District and the County of Napa are participating financially and providing support. Sonoma County Water Agency is acting as project administrator, and will be the CEQA Lead Agency. Reclamation is the federal lead agency for NEPA because the Proposed Action may be partially federally funded under Title XVI of Public Law 102–575, as amended, which provides a mechanism for federal participation and cost sharing in approved water reuse projects. The North San Pablo Bay regions of Sonoma, Marin and Napa Counties are facing long-term water supply shortfalls. Surface and groundwater supplies within these areas are limited, and some local groundwater basins are overpumped, with detrimental effects on water levels and water quality. Recycled water can augment local water supplies on a regional basis, provide water that meets agricultural and municipal nonpotable quality needs, and provide increased reliability. Additionally, a clean, reliable water supply is needed in order to continue the restoration of tidal wetlands in San Pablo Bay that contain habitat for endangered and threatened species. Wastewater treatment agencies also face strict regulatory limits on the timing and quality of the treated wastewater they can discharge to San Pablo Bay, as well as the rivers and streams that flow to it. By treating wastewater to the stricter regulatory levels required for reuse, the agencies can recycle the water productively to address water supply needs and reduce the amount released to San Pablo Bay and its tributaries. The public could benefit through the reduction in use of natural regional surface and groundwater supplies, the reduction of wastewater discharge to regional waterways, and the resulting environmental benefit to fish and wildlife. By working cooperatively, the participants increase opportunities for state and federal grants, and cost sharing opportunities, that lower costs to customers. NBWRA has developed a regional program for expanding cooperative water reuse within the North San Pablo VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:35 Jul 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 Bay region. The Proposed Action consists of distribution facilities, treatment capacity improvements, and storage to make between 17,000 and 25,000 acre-feet per year of recycled water available for environmental, agricultural, and municipal reuse, consistent with the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, pertaining to the use of tertiary-treated recycled water. At this time, there are no known or possible Indian trust assets or environmental justice issues associated with the Proposed Action. Special Assistance for Public Scoping Meetings If special assistance is required to participate in the public hearings, please contact David White at 916–978– 5074, TDD 916–978–5608, or via e-mail at dtwhite@mp.usbr.gov. Please notify Mr. White 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. A telephone device for the hearing impaired (TDD) is available at 916–978– 5608. 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: June 4, 2008. Susan M. Fry, Regional Environmental Officer, Mid-Pacific Region. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


North San Pablo Bay Restoration and Reuse Project, California

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement/
environmental impact report (EIS/EIR) and notice of public scoping 
meetings.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and 
the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Bureau of 
Reclamation (Reclamation), the lead Federal agency, and the Sonoma 
County Water Agency, acting as administrator for the North Bay Water 
Reuse Authority (NBWRA) and the lead State agency, will prepare a joint 
EIS/EIR for the proposed North San Pablo Bay Restoration and Reuse 
Project (Proposed Action). The purpose of the Proposed Action is to 
create a regional wastewater reuse project to provide recycled water 
for agricultural, urban, and environmental uses as an alternative to 
discharging treated wastewater to San Pablo Bay. In this way, water 
demand issues and wastewater discharge issues of the region can be 
addressed in an integrated and synergistic manner.

DATES: A series of scoping meetings will be held to solicit public 
input on the scope of the environmental document, alternatives, 
concerns, and issues to be addressed in the EIS/EIR. The scoping 
meeting dates are:
     Monday, August 4, 2008, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Napa, CA.
     Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Novato, 
CA.
     Wednesday, August 6, 2008, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sonoma 
Community Center, 276 East Napa Street, Sonoma, CA.
    Written comments on the scope of the EIS/EIR will be accepted until 
August 20, 2008.

ADDRESSES: The public scoping meetings will be held at:
     Napa at Napa Elks Lodge, 2840 Soscol Avenue.
     Novato at Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1560 Hill Road.
     Sonoma at Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa Street.
    Written comments on the scope of the EIS/EIR should be sent to Mr. 
Marc Bautista, Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Boulevard, 
Santa Rosa, CA 95403; or e-mailed to Marc.Bautista@scwa.ca.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Marc Bautista, Sonoma County Water 
Agency (SCWA) at the SCWA general telephone number 707-547-1998, e-mail 
at: mbautista@scwa.ca.gov; or Mr. David White, Reclamation, at 916-978-
5074, e-mail at: dtwhite@mp.usbr.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The NBWRA, comprised of four wastewater utilities and one water

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agency in the North San Pablo Bay region of California, plans to expand 
the use of recycled water and reduce discharge into San Pablo Bay with 
this long-term inter-agency project. The area encompasses 318 square 
miles of land in Marin, Sonoma, and Napa Counties. Participants include 
Las Gallinas Valley Sanitation District (LGVSD), Novato Sanitation 
District (Novato SD), Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District (SVCSD), 
and Napa Sanitation District (Napa SD). In addition, North Marin Water 
District and the County of Napa are participating financially and 
providing support. Sonoma County Water Agency is acting as project 
administrator, and will be the CEQA Lead Agency. Reclamation is the 
federal lead agency for NEPA because the Proposed Action may be 
partially federally funded under Title XVI of Public Law 102-575, as 
amended, which provides a mechanism for federal participation and cost 
sharing in approved water reuse projects.
    The North San Pablo Bay regions of Sonoma, Marin and Napa Counties 
are facing long-term water supply short-falls. Surface and groundwater 
supplies within these areas are limited, and some local groundwater 
basins are over-pumped, with detrimental effects on water levels and 
water quality. Recycled water can augment local water supplies on a 
regional basis, provide water that meets agricultural and municipal 
non-potable quality needs, and provide increased reliability.
    Additionally, a clean, reliable water supply is needed in order to 
continue the restoration of tidal wetlands in San Pablo Bay that 
contain habitat for endangered and threatened species. Wastewater 
treatment agencies also face strict regulatory limits on the timing and 
quality of the treated wastewater they can discharge to San Pablo Bay, 
as well as the rivers and streams that flow to it. By treating 
wastewater to the stricter regulatory levels required for reuse, the 
agencies can recycle the water productively to address water supply 
needs and reduce the amount released to San Pablo Bay and its 
tributaries.
    The public could benefit through the reduction in use of natural 
regional surface and groundwater supplies, the reduction of wastewater 
discharge to regional waterways, and the resulting environmental 
benefit to fish and wildlife. By working cooperatively, the 
participants increase opportunities for state and federal grants, and 
cost sharing opportunities, that lower costs to customers.
    NBWRA has developed a regional program for expanding cooperative 
water reuse within the North San Pablo Bay region. The Proposed Action 
consists of distribution facilities, treatment capacity improvements, 
and storage to make between 17,000 and 25,000 acre-feet per year of 
recycled water available for environmental, agricultural, and municipal 
reuse, consistent with the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, 
pertaining to the use of tertiary-treated recycled water.
    At this time, there are no known or possible Indian trust assets or 
environmental justice issues associated with the Proposed Action.

Special Assistance for Public Scoping Meetings

    If special assistance is required to participate in the public 
hearings, please contact David White at 916-978-5074, TDD 916-978-5608, 
or via e-mail at dtwhite@mp.usbr.gov. Please notify Mr. White 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. A telephone device for the hearing impaired (TDD) is 
available at 916-978-5608.

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: June 4, 2008.
Susan M. Fry,
Regional Environmental Officer, Mid-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. E8-17228 Filed 7-25-08; 8:45 am]
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