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Download as PDF 54396 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 183 / Friday, September 19, 2008 / Notices Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, September 19, 2008. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–21887 Filed 9–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP08–466–000] El Paso Natural Gas Company; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES September 11, 2008. Take notice that on September 2, 2008, El Paso Natural Gas Company (EPNG), Post Office Box 1087, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80944, filed in Docket No. CP08–466–000, a prior notice request pursuant to sections 157.205, 157.208, and 157.216 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s regulations under the Natural Gas Act for authorization to decrease the Maximum Allowable Operating Pressures (MAOP) of the Lakes Meter Station Line (Line No. 20108) and the Chandler Line (Line No. 2029) and to thereafter operate the lines at the lower MAOP, and abandon capacity on Line No. 2029, located in Maricopa County, Arizona, all as more fully set forth in the application, which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing may also be viewed on the Web at http:// www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (866) 208–3676 or TTY, (202) 502–8659. Specifically, EPNG proposes to decrease the existing MAOP of Line No. 20108 from 715 psig to 266 psig and Line No. 2029 from 650 psig to 430 psig. EPNG also proposes to decrease the existing design capacity on Line No. 2029 from 34 MMcf/d to 27 MMcf/d. EPNG states that the proposed MAOP decrease will not impair EPNG’s ability to meet its current contractual obligations on the two pipelines. Any questions regarding the application should be directed to Richard Derryberry, Director, Regulatory Affairs Department, El Paso Natural Gas Company, Post Office Box 1087, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80944, or call (719) 520–3782. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:25 Sep 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 Any person may, within 60 days after the issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention. Any person filing to intervene or the Commission’s staff may, pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission’s Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) (18 CFR 157.205) file a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests, and interventions via the internet in lieu of paper. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.ferc.gov) under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–21888 Filed 9–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–8585–8] 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. 20080215, ERP No. D–SFW– L64054–AK, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Draft Revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan, Implementation, AK. Summary: While EPA expressed a lack of objections, EPA recommended that there be a commitment to prepare a future Transportation Plan, an Oil and Gas Decommissioning Plan, and a Tribal Consultation Plan. Rating LO. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 EIS No. 20080238, ERP No. D–AFS– J65520–WY, Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Route Designation Project, Proposing to Improve Management of Public Summer Motorized Use (May 1–November 30) by Designating Roads and Motorized Trails, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Buffalo, Jackson and Big Piney Ranger Districts, Teton, Lincoln and Sublette Counties, WY. Summary: EPA expressed concern about water quality, soil and wildlife impacts. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20080262, ERP No. D–SFW– K64027–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. Summary: EPA has a lack of objections to the proposed project and supports the restoration efforts included in the preferred alternatives. Rating LO. EIS No. 20080276, ERP No. D–FTA– J53009–CO, Gold Line Corridor Project, To Implement FixedGuideway Transit Service within the Golden Line Study area between Denver Union Station (DUS) and Ward Road in Wheat Ridge, Denver, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Adam and Jefferson Counties, CO. Summary: EPA expressed concern about water quality, flooding and erosion impacts from increased impervious surfaces. Rating EC1. Final EISs EIS No. 20080271, ERP No. F–BLM– J65493–UT, Kanab Field Office Resource Management Plan, Implementation, Portions of Kane and Garfield Counties, UT. Summary: EPA continues to have concerns about impacts to water quality, air quality, aquatic resources, wildlife habitats, and recreational resources. EIS No. 20080286, ERP No. F–AFS– J65499–UT, Pockets Resource Management Project, Proposes to Salvage Dead and Dying Spruce/Fir, Regenerate Aspen, and Manage Travel, Escalate Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, Garfield County, UT. Summary: The FEIS adequately addressed EPA’s concerns regarding potential water quality impacts from the project to Antimony Creek, the only perennial stream within the project area. EIS No. 20080289, ERP No. F–FTA– G59004–TX, Northwest Corridor Light Rail Transit Line (LRT) to Irving /Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Construction, Dallas County, TX. E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 183 / Friday, September 19, 2008 / Notices Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. EIS No. 20080301, ERP No. F–BLM– J65494–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. Summary: EPA continues to have concerns with potential impacts to air quality, riparian and wetlands resources, and water quality. EIS No. 20080306, ERP No. F–AFS– H65037–00, Nebraska and South Dakota Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Management, To Manage Prairie Dog Colonies in an Adaptive Fashion, Nebraska National Forest and Associated Units, Including Land and Resource Management Plan Amendment 3, Dawes, Sioux, Blaines Counties, NE and Custer, Fall River, Jackson, Pennington, Jones, Lyman, Stanley Counties, SD. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. Dated: September 16, 2008. Ken Mittelholtz, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E8–21957 Filed 9–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–8585–7] Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–1399 or http://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/. Weekly Receipt of Environmental Impact Statements Filed 09/08/2008 through 09/12/2008. Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. EIS No. 20080352, Draft Supplement, COE, 00, White River Minimum Flood Study, To Provide an Improved Minimum Flow for the Benefit of the Tail Water Fishery, White River Basin Lakes: Beaver, Table Rock, and Bull Shoal Lakes on the White River; Norfork Lake on the North Fork White River; and Greens Ferry Lake on the Little Red River, AR and MO, Comment Period Ends: 11/03/2008, Contact: Mike Biggs 501–324–7342. EIS No. 20080353, Draft Supplement, AFS, 00, Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:25 Sep 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 Approach, Proposing New Treatments that were not Available when the 1995 EIS was written, US, Comment Period Ends: 11/03/2008, Contact: William Oldland 304–285–1585. EIS No. 20080354, Final EIS, NPS, VA, Manassas National Battlefield Park General Management Plan, Implementation, Fairfax and Prince William Counties, VA, Wait Period Ends: 10/20/2008, Contact: Bill Arguto 202–619–7277. EIS No. 20080355, Final EIS, AFS, OR, Ashland Forest Resiliency Project, To Recover from Large-Scale HighSeverity Wild Land Fire, Upper Bear Analysis Area, Ashland Ranger District, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Jackson County, OR, Wait Period Ends: 10/20/2008, Contact: Ken Grigsby 541–618–2126. EIS No. 20080356, Draft Supplement, AFS, CA, Kings River Project, New Information regarding Pacific Fisher (Martes pennanti), Proposal to Restore Historical Pre-1850 Forest Conditions, Implementation, High Sierra Ranger District, Sierra National Forest, Fresno County, CA, Comment Period Ends: 11/03/2008, Contact: Ray Porter 559– 855–5355. EIS No. 20080357, Draft EIS, FRC, CA, Big Creek Hydro Project (FERC Nos. 67, 120, 2085, and 2175) Proposes to Relicenses, Big Creek Nos. 2A, 8 and Eastwood—FERC No. 67; Big Creek Nos. 1 and 2—FERC No. 2175; Mammoth Pool—FERC No. 2085 and Big Creek No. 3 FERC No. 120, Frenso and Madera Counties, CA, Comment Period Ends: 11/03/2008, Contact: Patricia Schaub 1–866–208–3372. EIS No. 20080358, Final EIS, SFW, TX, Williamson County Regional Habitat Conservation Plan, Application for an Incidental Take Permit, Williamson County, TX, Wait Period Ends: 10/20/ 2008, Contact: Bill Seawell 512–490– 0057. EIS No. 20080359, Final EIS, BIA, WY, Riverton Dome Coal Bed Natural Gas (CBNG) and Conventional Gas Development Project, Construction of Well Pads, Roads, Pipelines, and Production Facilities, Wind River Indian Reservation (WRIR), Fremont County, WY, Wait Period Ends: 10/20/ 2008, Contact: Ray Nation 307–332– 3718. EIS No. 20080360, Draft EIS, NOA, 00, Amendment 1 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan, (FMP), Updating and Revising Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) consider additional Habitat Area of Particular Concern (HAPC) and Analyze Fishing Impacts, PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54397 Chesapeake Bay, MD, Delaware Bay, DE, Great Bay, NJ and Outer Bank off NC, Comment Period Ends: 11/18/ 2008, Contact: Margo Schulze-Haugen 301–713–2347. EIS No. 20080361, Draft Supplement, USA, HI, Makua Military Reservation (MMR) Project, Proposed Military Training Activities, To Conduct the Necessary Type, Level, Duration, and Intensity of Live-Fire and other Military Training Activities, in Particular Company-Level CombinedArms, Live-Fire Exercises (CALFEX), 25th Infantry Division (Light) and US Army, HI, Comment Period Ends: 11/ 03/2008, Contact: Dennis Drake 808– 656–3152. EIS No. 20080362, Final EIS, AFS, CO, Durango Mountain Resort Improvement Plan, Special-UsePermits, Implementation, San Juan National Forest, La Plata and San Juan Counties, CO, Wait Period Ends: 10/ 20/2008, Contact: Richard Speegle 970–375–3310. EIS No. 20080363, Final EIS, AFS, CA, Modoc National Forest Noxious Weed Treatment Project, Proposes to Implement a Control and Eradication Project, Lassen, Modoc and Siskiyou Counties, CA, Wait Period Ends: 10/ 20/2008, Contact: Robert Haggard 530–233–8840. Amended Notices EIS No. 20080296, Final EIS, FHW, TX, Grand Parkway (State Highway 99) Selected the Preferred Alternative 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: 11/07/2008, Contact: Justin Ham 512– 536–5963. Revision to FR Notice Published 08/ 08/2008. Extending Wait Period from 09/17/2008 to 11/07/2008. EIS No. 20080322, Final EIS, NRC, GA, Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Site, Early Site Permit (ESP), for the Construction and Operation of a new Nuclear Power Generating Facility Application Approval, Burke County, GA NUREG 1872, Wait Period Ends: 10/20/2008, Contact: Mark D. Notich 301–415–3053. Revision to FR Notice Published 08/ 22/2008: Due to Agency submitting Errata to the Final EIS, the Wait Period will change from 9/22/2008 to 10/20/ 2008. Dated: September 16, 2008. Ken Mittelholtz, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[ER-FRL-8585-8]


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. 20080215, ERP No. D-SFW-L64054-AK, Kenai National Wildlife 
Refuge Draft Revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan, Implementation, 
AK.

    Summary: While EPA expressed a lack of objections, EPA recommended 
that there be a commitment to prepare a future Transportation Plan, an 
Oil and Gas Decommissioning Plan, and a Tribal Consultation Plan. 
Rating LO.

EIS No. 20080238, ERP No. D-AFS-J65520-WY, Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) 
Route Designation Project, Proposing to Improve Management of Public 
Summer Motorized Use (May 1-November 30) by Designating Roads and 
Motorized Trails, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Buffalo, Jackson and 
Big Piney Ranger Districts, Teton, Lincoln and Sublette Counties, WY.

    Summary: EPA expressed concern about water quality, soil and 
wildlife impacts. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20080262, ERP No. D-SFW-K64027-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.

    Summary: EPA has a lack of objections to the proposed project and 
supports the restoration efforts included in the preferred 
alternatives. Rating LO.

EIS No. 20080276, ERP No. D-FTA-J53009-CO, Gold Line Corridor Project, 
To Implement Fixed-Guideway Transit Service within the Golden Line 
Study area between Denver Union Station (DUS) and Ward Road in Wheat 
Ridge, Denver, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Adam and Jefferson Counties, CO.

    Summary: EPA expressed concern about water quality, flooding and 
erosion impacts from increased impervious surfaces. Rating EC1.

Final EISs

EIS No. 20080271, ERP No. F-BLM-J65493-UT, Kanab Field Office Resource 
Management Plan, Implementation, Portions of Kane and Garfield 
Counties, UT.

    Summary: EPA continues to have concerns about impacts to water 
quality, air quality, aquatic resources, wildlife habitats, and 
recreational resources.

EIS No. 20080286, ERP No. F-AFS-J65499-UT, Pockets Resource Management 
Project, Proposes to Salvage Dead and Dying Spruce/Fir, Regenerate 
Aspen, and Manage Travel, Escalate Ranger District, Dixie National 
Forest, Garfield County, UT.
    Summary: The FEIS adequately addressed EPA's concerns regarding 
potential water quality impacts from the project to Antimony Creek, the 
only perennial stream within the project area.

EIS No. 20080289, ERP No. F-FTA-G59004-TX, Northwest Corridor Light 
Rail Transit Line (LRT) to Irving /Dallas/Fort Worth International 
Airport, Construction, Dallas County, TX.


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    Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency.
EIS No. 20080301, ERP No. F-BLM-J65494-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.

    Summary: EPA continues to have concerns with potential impacts to 
air quality, riparian and wetlands resources, and water quality.

EIS No. 20080306, ERP No. F-AFS-H65037-00, Nebraska and South Dakota 
Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Management, To Manage Prairie Dog Colonies in 
an Adaptive Fashion, Nebraska National Forest and Associated Units, 
Including Land and Resource Management Plan Amendment 3, Dawes, Sioux, 
Blaines Counties, NE and Custer, Fall River, Jackson, Pennington, 
Jones, Lyman, Stanley Counties, SD.

    Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency.

    Dated: September 16, 2008.
Ken Mittelholtz,
Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Federal Activities.
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