Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments, 51814 [E8-20599]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 51814 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 173 / Friday, September 5, 2008 / Notices may afford flexibility to owners or operators in the approaches they use to meet federal requirements, significantly reducing the burden associated with compliance. In response to the statutory requirement in section 4005(c), EPA developed 40 CFR Part 239, commonly referred to as the State Implementation Rule (SIR). The SIR describes the state application and EPA review procedures and defines the elements of an adequate state permit program. The collection of information from the state during the permit program adequacy determination process allows EPA to evaluate whether a program for which approval is requested is appropriate in structure and authority to ensure owner or operator compliance with the revised federal criteria. The EPA Administrator has delegated the authority to make determinations of adequacy, as contained in the statute, to the EPA Regional Administrator. The appropriate EPA Regional Office, therefore, will use the information provided by each state to determine whether the state’s permit program satisfies the statutory test reflected in the requirements of 40 CFR Part 239. In all cases, the information will be analyzed to determine the adequacy of the state’s permit program for ensuring compliance with the federal revised criteria. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 242 hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Respondents/Affected Entities: State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 968. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:40 Sep 04, 2008 Jkt 214001 Estimated Total Annual Cost: $51,545, which includes $51,545 for annualized labor and $0 for annualized capital or O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. Dated: August 28, 2008. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–20601 Filed 9–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–8585–4] 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. 20080234, ERP No. D–AFS– L65556–WA, Dosewallips Road Washout Project, To Reestablish Road Access to both Forest Service Road (FSR) 2610 and Dosewallips Road, Hood Canal Ranger District Olympic National Forest, Olympic National Park, Jefferson County, WA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about air quality, water quality and critical fish habitat impacts. EPA also recommended that the Final EIS include additional information regarding erosion and sediment control measures to minimize aquatic impacts. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20080259, ERP No. D–AFS– J65521–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. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential impacts to water quality and wildlife habitat from new road construction and PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proposed silvicultural activities. EPA recommended including more detailed implementation parameters when applying adaptive management prescriptions in the final EIS. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20080261, ERP No. D–USA– K11121–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. Summary: EPA expressed environmental objections to impacts on water resources. Rating EO2. EIS No. 20080267, ERP No. DS–BLM– K08066–CA, Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Line Project, New Information, Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment, Construction and Operation of a New 91-mile 500 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. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about adverse impacts to watershed resources, air quality, and the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. EPA recommends further discussion on purpose and need, and recommends consideration of alternatives with reduced environmental impacts. Rating EC2. Dated: September 2, 2008. Ken Mittehlholtz, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E8–20599 Filed 9–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–8585–3] Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–1399 or https://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements. Filed 08/25/2008 through 08/29/2008. Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. EIS No. 20080336, Draft EIS, AFS, OR, Farley Vegetation Management Project, To Conduct Timber Harvest Commercial and Non-Commercial E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 173 (Friday, September 5, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 51814]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-20599]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[ER-FRL-8585-4]


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. 20080234, ERP No. D-AFS-L65556-WA, Dosewallips Road Washout 
Project, To Reestablish Road Access to both Forest Service Road (FSR) 
2610 and Dosewallips Road, Hood Canal Ranger District Olympic National 
Forest, Olympic National Park, Jefferson County, WA.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about air quality, 
water quality and critical fish habitat impacts. EPA also recommended 
that the Final EIS include additional information regarding erosion and 
sediment control measures to minimize aquatic impacts. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20080259, ERP No. D-AFS-J65521-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.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential 
impacts to water quality and wildlife habitat from new road 
construction and proposed silvicultural activities. EPA recommended 
including more detailed implementation parameters when applying 
adaptive management prescriptions in the final EIS. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20080261, ERP No. D-USA-K11121-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.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental objections to impacts on water 
resources. Rating EO2.

EIS No. 20080267, ERP No. DS-BLM-K08066-CA, Sunrise Powerlink 
Transmission Line Project, New Information, Proposed Land Use Plan 
Amendment, Construction and Operation of a New 91-mile 500 kilovolt 
(kV) Electric Transmission Line from Imperial Valley Substation (in 
Imperial Co. near the City of El Centro) to a New Central 
EastSubstation (in Central San Diego County) Imperial and San Diego 
Counties, CA.

    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about adverse 
impacts to watershed resources, air quality, and the Anza-Borrego 
Desert State Park. EPA recommends further discussion on purpose and 
need, and recommends consideration of alternatives with reduced 
environmental impacts. Rating EC2.

    Dated: September 2, 2008.
Ken Mittehlholtz,
Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Federal Activities.
[FR Doc. E8-20599 Filed 9-4-08; 8:45 am]
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