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Download as PDF 46268 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 154 / Friday, August 8, 2008 / Notices III. 27 NOTICES OF COMMENCEMENT FROM: 06/23/08 TO 07/18/08—Continued Case No. Commencement Notice End Date Received Date P–08–0242 P–08–0243 P–08–0244 P–08–0250 07/07/08 07/02/08 07/02/08 07/14/08 06/09/08 06/12/08 06/13/08 06/19/08 P–08–0267 P–08–0326 07/10/08 07/11/08 06/22/08 06/26/08 List of Subjects Environmental protection, Chemicals, Premanufacturer notices. Dated: July 31, 2008. Chandler Sirmons, Acting Director, Information Management Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. [FR Doc. E8–18321 Filed 8–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–8584–5] 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 202–564–7146. An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental impact statements (EISs) was published in FR dated April 6, 2008 (73 FR 19833). pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Draft EISs EIS No. 20060490, ERP No. D–OSM– K65321–00, Black Mesa Project, Revisions to the Life-of-Mine Operation and Reclamation for the Kayenta and Black Mesa Surface-Coal Mining Operations, Right-of-Way Grant, Mohave, Navajo, Coconino and Yavapai Counties, AZ and Clark County, NV. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns because the Draft EIS does not identify a specific product delivery/customer use scenario for the new preferred alternative, discuss how the environmental impacts of future coal delivery/customer use scenarios will be analyzed, or describe greenhouse gas emissions from the proposed project. Rating EC2. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:25 Aug 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 Chemical (S) 1,2,3,4-butanetetrol meso-erythritol (G) Organomodified silanic hydrogen fluid (G) Modified silicone polyether copolymer (S) Poly(oxy-1,4-butanediyl), .alpha.-hydro-.omega.-hydroxy-, polymer with ammonia (G) Modified polyolefin, aminoalkanoic acid and polyether copolymer (G) Isocyanate terminated urethane polymer EIS No. 20080154, ERP No. D–FHW– D40342–MD, U.S. 50 Crossing Study, Transportation Improvement from MD 611 to MD 378; and 3rd Street to Somerset Street, Funding, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army COE Section 10 and 404 Permits, Worcester County, MD. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about dredging and impacts to bird habitat. Rating EC1. EIS No. 20080162, ERP No. D–FRC– D03016–MD, Sparrows Point Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Import Terminal Expansion and Natural Gas Pipeline Facilities, Construction and Operation, Application Authorization, U.S. COE section 10 and 404 Permits, Baltimore County, MD. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the potential impacts associated with the proposed terminal. In particular, EPA expressed concerns about the potential water quality impacts associated with the proposed dredging for the terminal and noted that the Draft EIS did not contain sufficient information to fully assess the project’s impacts. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20080165, ERP No. D–FHW– L59003–00, Interstate 5 Columbia River Crossing Project, Bridge, Transit, and Highway Improvements, from State Route 500 in Vancouver, WA to Columbia Boulevard in Portland, OR, Funding, U.S. COE section 10 & 404 Permits, NPDES Permit. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the potential impacts to the Troutdale Sole Source Aquifer, environmental justice, and aquatic resources impacts, and requested additional analysis for project related air quality impacts be included in the FEIS. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20080203, ERP No. D–UCG– A99225–00, Dry Cargo Residue (DCR) Discharges in the Great Lakes, To Regulate Nonhazardous and Nontoxic DRC Sweeping from Vessels in the Great Lakes that Fall under the Jurisdiction of the United States. Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. Rating LO. EIS No. 20080222, ERP No. D–COE– E39074–FL, South Florida Water PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Management District (SFWMD) Project, Propose to Construct and Operate Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs) on Compartment B and C of the Everglades Agriculture Area, U.S. Army COE section 404 Permit, Palm Beach and Hendry Counties, FL. Summary: EPA is fully supportive of the construction of the proposed Stormwater Treatment Areas (STA). However, EPA expressed environmental concerns about the wetland impacts of the total STA footprints, the discharge of STA waters, and some of the assumptions and technical analyses, and requested that the Final EIS provide additional information and analyses. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20080228, ERP No. D–AFS– L65555–WA, Republic Ranger Station Excess Residence Sale Project, Proposes to Sell a 0.72 Acre Parcel of Land with a Residential Building, Republic Ranger District, Colville National Forest, Ferry County, WA. Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. Rating LO. EIS No. 20080169, ERP No. DR–COE– K39099–CA, Berth 97–109 (China Shipping) Container Terminal Project, Construction and Operation, Issuance of Section 404 (CWA) and Section 10 Rivers and Harbor Act Permits, Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to air quality, environmental justice communities, and aquatic and biological resources. EPA recommended commitments to meet and exceed San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan air emission requirements, coordination with the environmental justice community to identify additional measures to offset health impacts, avoidance of fill, and development of a port-wide marine mammal vessel strike reduction program. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20080210, ERP No. DS–FHW– F40415–IN, U.S. 31 Improvement Project (I–465 to IN 38), between I– 465 North Leg and IN–38, Updated Information, NPDES Permit and U.S. Army section 10 and 404 Permits, Hamilton County, IN. E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 154 / Friday, August 8, 2008 / Notices Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to water quality, public drinking water supplies, and streams. Rating EC2. Final EISs EIS No. 20080213, ERP No. F–COE– E67005–NC, PCS Phosphate Mine Continuation, New Information on Additional Alternative ‘‘L’’ and ‘‘M’’, Proposes to Expand its Existing Open Pit Phosphate Mining Operation into a 3,412 Acre Tract, Pamlico River and South Creek, near Aurora, Beaufort County, NC. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental objections to the applicant’s proposed action (‘‘Alternative L’’) due to significant impacts to waters of the U.S. EPA believes that ‘‘Alternative S33AP’’ is both environmentally preferable and economically practicable; EPA also proposed modifications to Alternative L that would reduce the potential environmental impacts. EIS No. 20080269, ERP No. FS–FHW– G40129–AR, U.S. 67 Construction, U.S. 67/167 to I–40 West/I–430 Interchange around the North Little Rock Metropolitan Area, Funding, Pulaski County, AR. Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed project. Dated: August 5, 2008. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E8–18314 Filed 8–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–8584–4] pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 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 07/28/2008 through 08/01/2008 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. EIS No. 20080295, Final EIS, FHW, NY, NYS Route 17 at Exit 122 Interchange Project, To Improve the Safety and Operation, Right-of-Way Acquisition, Town of Wallkill, Orange County, NY, Wait Period Ends: 09/08/2008, Contact: Jeffery W. Kolb 518–431– 4127. EIS No. 20080296, Final EIS, FHW, TX, Grand Parkway (State Highway 99) Selected the Preferred Alternative VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:25 Aug 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 Alignment, Segment F–2 from SH 249 to IH 45, Right-of-Way Permit and U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit, Harris County, TX, Wait Period Ends: 09/17/2008, Contact: Justin Ham 512– 536–5963. EIS No. 20080297, Draft EIS, IBR, CA, Lake Casitas Resource Management Plan (RMP), Implementation, Cities of Los Angeles and Ventura, Western Ventura County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 09/22/2008, Contact: Sharon McHale 916–989–7172. EIS No. 20080298, Final EIS, BLM, ID, Cottonwood Resource Management Plan, Implementation, Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis, Idaho and Adams Counties, ID, Wait Period Ends: 09/08/2008, Contact: Dean Huibregtse 208–962–3784. EIS No. 20080299, Final EIS, IBR, CA, American Basin Fish Screen and Habitat Improvement Project, Construction and Operation of one or two Positive-Barrier Fish Screen Diversion Facilities, Funding and U.S. Army COE Section 10 and 404 Permits, Natomas Mutual, Sacramento and Sutter Counties, CA, Wait Period Ends: 09/08/2008, Contact: Bradley Hubbard 916–978–5204. EIS No. 20080300, Final EIS, BLM, AZ, Agua Fria National Monument and Bradshaw-Harquahala, Proposed Resource Management Plan, Implementation, Yavapai County, AZ, Wait Period Ends: 09/08/2008, Contact: Connie Stone 623–580–5500. EIS No. 20080301, Final EIS, BLM, UT, Richfield Field Office Resource Management Plan, Implementation, Future Management of the Public Lands and Resource, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Capitol Reef and Canyonlands National Parks, Sanpete, Sevier, Piute, Wayne and Garfield Counties, UT , Wait Period Ends: 09/08/2008, Contact: John Russell 435–896–1500. EIS No. 20080302, Third Draft Supplement, UAF, FL, Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) and Hurlburt Field, Proposes To Implement the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI), FL, Comment Period Ends: 09/22/2008, Contact: Shari Kilbourne 973–656–2926. EIS No. 20080303, Draft Supplement, USN, 00, Developing Home Port Facilities for Three NIMITZ-Class Aircraft Carriers in Support of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, New Circumstances and Information to Supplements (the 1999 FEIS) Coronado, CA, Comment Period Ends: 09/22/2008, Contact: Robert Montana 619–556–8509. EIS No. 20080304, Draft EIS, NOA, 00, Reef Fish Amendment 30B: Gag-End Overfishing and Set Management PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46269 Thresholds and Targets; Red Grouper—Set Optimum Yield, Total Allowable Catch (TAC), and Management Measures: Area Closures: and Federal Regulatory Compliance, Implementation, Gulf of Mexico, Comment Period Ends: 09/ 22/2008, Contact: Roy E. Crabtree 727–824–5701. EIS No. 20080305, Final EIS, CGD, AL, Bienville Offshore Energy Terminal (BOET) Deepwater Port License Application (Docket # USCG–2006– 24644), Proposes To Construct and Operate a Liquefied Natural Gas Receiving and Regasification Facility, Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico, South of Fort Morgan, AL, Wait Period Ends: 09/08/2008, Contact: Lt. Hannah Kim 202–372– 1438. Amended Notices EIS No. 20080281, Draft EIS, NRC, 00, GENERIC—In-Situ Leach Uranium Milling Facilities (NUREG–1910), Construction, Operation, Aquifer Restoration and Decommissioning, Potentially Location in Portions of WY, NE, SD and NM, Comment Period Ends: 10/07/2008, Contact: James Park 301–415–6935. Revision to FR Notice Published: Extending Comment Period from 09/26/2008 to 10/07/2008. Dated: August 5, 2008. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E8–18318 Filed 8–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8702–3] Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92–463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC). The purpose of the FRRCC is to provide advice to the Administrator of EPA on environmental issues and programs that impact, or are of concern to, farms, ranches, and rural communities. The FRRCC is a part of EPA’s efforts to expand cooperative working relationships with the agriculture industry and others who are interested in agricultural issues and to E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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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 202-564-7146.
    An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental 
impact statements (EISs) was published in FR dated April 6, 2008 (73 FR 
19833).

Draft EISs

EIS No. 20060490, ERP No. D-OSM-K65321-00, Black Mesa Project, 
Revisions to the Life-of-Mine Operation and Reclamation for the Kayenta 
and Black Mesa Surface-Coal Mining Operations, Right-of-Way Grant, 
Mohave, Navajo, Coconino and Yavapai Counties, AZ and Clark County, NV.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns because the Draft EIS 
does not identify a specific product delivery/customer use scenario for 
the new preferred alternative, discuss how the environmental impacts of 
future coal delivery/customer use scenarios will be analyzed, or 
describe greenhouse gas emissions from the proposed project. Rating 
EC2.
EIS No. 20080154, ERP No. D-FHW-D40342-MD, U.S. 50 Crossing Study, 
Transportation Improvement from MD 611 to MD 378; and 3rd Street to 
Somerset Street, Funding, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army COE Section 10 
and 404 Permits, Worcester County, MD.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about dredging and 
impacts to bird habitat. Rating EC1.
EIS No. 20080162, ERP No. D-FRC-D03016-MD, Sparrows Point Liquefied 
Natural Gas (LNG) Import Terminal Expansion and Natural Gas Pipeline 
Facilities, Construction and Operation, Application Authorization, U.S. 
COE section 10 and 404 Permits, Baltimore County, MD.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the potential 
impacts associated with the proposed terminal. In particular, EPA 
expressed concerns about the potential water quality impacts associated 
with the proposed dredging for the terminal and noted that the Draft 
EIS did not contain sufficient information to fully assess the 
project's impacts. Rating EC2.
EIS No. 20080165, ERP No. D-FHW-L59003-00, Interstate 5 Columbia River 
Crossing Project, Bridge, Transit, and Highway Improvements, from State 
Route 500 in Vancouver, WA to Columbia Boulevard in Portland, OR, 
Funding, U.S. COE section 10 & 404 Permits, NPDES Permit.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the potential 
impacts to the Troutdale Sole Source Aquifer, environmental justice, 
and aquatic resources impacts, and requested additional analysis for 
project related air quality impacts be included in the FEIS. Rating 
EC2.
EIS No. 20080203, ERP No. D-UCG-A99225-00, Dry Cargo Residue (DCR) 
Discharges in the Great Lakes, To Regulate Nonhazardous and Nontoxic 
DRC Sweeping from Vessels in the Great Lakes that Fall under the 
Jurisdiction of the United States.
    Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. Rating LO.
EIS No. 20080222, ERP No. D-COE-E39074-FL, South Florida Water 
Management District (SFWMD) Project, Propose to Construct and Operate 
Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs) on Compartment B and C of the 
Everglades Agriculture Area, U.S. Army COE section 404 Permit, Palm 
Beach and Hendry Counties, FL.
    Summary: EPA is fully supportive of the construction of the 
proposed Stormwater Treatment Areas (STA). However, EPA expressed 
environmental concerns about the wetland impacts of the total STA 
footprints, the discharge of STA waters, and some of the assumptions 
and technical analyses, and requested that the Final EIS provide 
additional information and analyses. Rating EC2.
EIS No. 20080228, ERP No. D-AFS-L65555-WA, Republic Ranger Station 
Excess Residence Sale Project, Proposes to Sell a 0.72 Acre Parcel of 
Land with a Residential Building, Republic Ranger District, Colville 
National Forest, Ferry County, WA.
    Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. Rating LO.
EIS No. 20080169, ERP No. DR-COE-K39099-CA, Berth 97-109 (China 
Shipping) Container Terminal Project, Construction and Operation, 
Issuance of Section 404 (CWA) and Section 10 Rivers and Harbor Act 
Permits, Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA.
    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to air 
quality, environmental justice communities, and aquatic and biological 
resources. EPA recommended commitments to meet and exceed San Pedro Bay 
Ports Clean Air Action Plan air emission requirements, coordination 
with the environmental justice community to identify additional 
measures to offset health impacts, avoidance of fill, and development 
of a port-wide marine mammal vessel strike reduction program. Rating 
EC2.
EIS No. 20080210, ERP No. DS-FHW-F40415-IN, U.S. 31 Improvement Project 
(I-465 to IN 38), between I-465 North Leg and IN-38, Updated 
Information, NPDES Permit and U.S. Army section 10 and 404 Permits, 
Hamilton County, IN.

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    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to 
water quality, public drinking water supplies, and streams. Rating EC2.

Final EISs

EIS No. 20080213, ERP No. F-COE-E67005-NC, PCS Phosphate Mine 
Continuation, New Information on Additional Alternative ``L'' and 
``M'', Proposes to Expand its Existing Open Pit Phosphate Mining 
Operation into a 3,412 Acre Tract, Pamlico River and South Creek, near 
Aurora, Beaufort County, NC.
    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental objections to the 
applicant's proposed action (``Alternative L'') due to significant 
impacts to waters of the U.S. EPA believes that ``Alternative S33AP'' 
is both environmentally preferable and economically practicable; EPA 
also proposed modifications to Alternative L that would reduce the 
potential environmental impacts.
EIS No. 20080269, ERP No. FS-FHW-G40129-AR, U.S. 67 Construction, U.S. 
67/167 to I-40 West/I-430 Interchange around the North Little Rock 
Metropolitan Area, Funding, Pulaski County, AR.
    Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed project.

    Dated: August 5, 2008.
Robert W. Hargrove,
Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities.
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