Franks Tract, Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay-Delta, CA, 54616-54617 [E8-22045]

Download as PDF 54616 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 184 / Monday, September 22, 2008 / Notices WASHINGTON Walla Walla County Battle of Walla Walla—Frenchtown, Hwy. 12, Mile post 328, Lowden, 08000999 WISCONSIN Columbia County Byrns, Daniel and Nellie, House, 221 Mill St., Lodi, 08001000 Pruyn, Joel M., Block, 146 S. Main St., Lodi, 08001001 WYOMING Campbell County Gillette Post Office, (Historic U.S. Post Offices in Wyoming, 1900–1941, TR) 301 S. Gillette Ave., Gillette, 08001002 Converse County Hotel LaBonte, 206 Walnut St., Douglas, 08001003 Natrona County Grant Street Grocery and Market, 815 S. Grant St., Casper, 08001005 Platte County Platte County Courthouse, 800 9th St., Wheatland, 08001004 [FR Doc. E8–22074 Filed 9–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–70–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Franks Tract, Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay-Delta, CA 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. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) intend to prepare an EIS/EIR for the Franks Tract Project. Reclamation is the lead Federal agency under NEPA and DWR is the lead State agency under CEQA for preparation of the EIS/EIR. The Franks Tract Project is designed to address water quality and fish protection issues in the central and southern Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta (Delta). The project would consist of the construction of barriers around Franks Tract to prevent salinity intrusion and the movement of sensitive fish species into the central and southern Delta. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:11 Sep 19, 2008 Written comments on the scope of the EIS/EIR will be accepted on or before November 21, 2008. A series of public scoping meetings will be held to solicit public input on alternatives, concerns, and issues to be addressed in the EIS/EIR. The meeting dates are as follows: • Monday, October 6, 2008, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sacramento, CA. • Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Rio Vista, CA. • Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Antioch, CA. • Thursday, October 9, 2008, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Stockton, CA. ADDRESSES: The public scoping meeting locations are: • Sacramento at the Federal Building, Cafeteria Conference Rooms C–1001 and C–1002, 2800 Cottage Way. • Rio Vista at the Memorial Building, 610 St. Francis Way. • Antioch at the Contra Costa Public Library, 501 W. 18th Street. • Stockton at the Memorial Civic Auditorium, North Hall, 525 North Center Street. Written comments on the scope of the EIS/EIR should be sent to Ms. Lynnette Wirth, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Public Affairs, Sacramento, CA 95825, e-mailed to lwirth@mp.usbr.gov, or faxed to 916– 978–5114. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sharon McHale, Reclamation Project Manager, at 916–978–5086 (TDD 916– 978–5608), or via e-mail at smchale@mp.usbr.gov; or Mr. Ajay Goyal, DWR Project Manager, at 916– 651–9823, or via e-mail at agoyal@water.ca.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The project location would be in the vicinity of Franks Tract in the Delta. Franks Tract is connected tidally to the San Joaquin River via False River. During low flow conditions, high salinity water enters Franks Tract on flood tide while fresher water flows back into False River during ebb tide. The higher salinity water mixes within Franks Tract and is drawn into Old River through levee breaches on the east side of Franks Tract. These conditions impact salinity conditions in the adjacent Delta channels and the central and south Delta. DATES: King County Messenger of Peace Chapel Car, 38625 SE. King St., Snoqualmie, 08000998 Jkt 214001 Background The CALFED Bay-Delta Authorization Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108–361) authorized the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a feasibility study and actions at Franks Tract to improve water quality in the Delta. As part of the feasibility study, an EIS/EIR is required to address environmental effects. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Objectives The objectives of the Franks Tract Project are: • To improve the quality of water in the central and south Delta being pumped at the Central Valley Project, C.W. ‘‘Bill’’ Jones Pumping Plant and the State Water Project, Harvey O. Banks Pumping Plant. • To improve fisheries conditions throughout the Delta. Alternatives The following alternatives are currently under consideration: • Operable Gates on False River: This alternative involves installation of operable gates on the West False River near the confluence with the San Joaquin River west of Franks Tract. The barrier would provide a physical obstruction to salt intrusion entering Franks Tract via the western end of False River. • Operable Gate on Three Mile Slough: This alternative involves installation of an operable gate in Three Mile Slough. The barrier would be closed on ebb tide to prevent water from the San Joaquin River from entering the Sacramento River. This action serves to keep flow in the San Joaquin River and increases the net westerly flow past Jersey Point. Special Assistance for Public Scoping Meetings If special assistance is required at the public hearings, please contact Ms. Lynnette Wirth at 916–978–5100, TDD 916–978–5608, or via e-mail at lwirth@mp.usbr.gov. Please notify Ms. Wirth 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. E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 184 / Monday, September 22, 2008 / Notices Dated: August 13, 2008. Susan M. Fry, Regional Environmental Officer, Mid-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. E8–22045 Filed 9–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Inv. No. 337–TA–657] In the Matter of: Certain Automotive Multimedia Display and Navigation Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same; Notice of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of investigation pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on August 19, 2008, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Honeywell International Inc. of Morristown, New Jersey. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain automotive multimedia display and navigation systems, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,664,945; 6,700,482; 6,289,277; 6,691,030; 6,308,132; and 5,923,286. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue an exclusion order and cease and desist orders. The complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, is available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Room 112, Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202–205–2000. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202–205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:11 Sep 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at http:// www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan F. Moore, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205–2767. Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and in section 210.10 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2008). Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on September 12, 2008, ordered that— (1) Pursuant to subsection (b) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, an investigation be instituted to determine whether there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain automotive multimedia display or navigation systems, components thereof, or products containing same that infringe one or more of claims 1–7 of U.S. Patent No. 6,664,945; claims 1, 10–12, and 20 of U.S. Patent No. 6,700,482; claims 1, 4, 5, 9, 11, 13, and 20 of U.S. Patent No. 6,289,277; claims 2, 3, and 25 of U.S. Patent No. 6,691,030; claims 1–7 and 17 of U.S. Patent No. 6,308,132; and claim 5 of U.S. Patent No. 5,923,286, and whether an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337; (2) For the purpose of the investigation so instituted, the following are hereby named as parties upon which this notice of investigation shall be served: (a) The complainant is— Honeywell International Inc., 101 Columbia Road, Morristown, New Jersey 07960. (b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the complaint is to be served: Alpine Electronics, Inc., 1–1–8 NishiGotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141– 8501, Japan Alpine Electronics of America, Inc., 19145 Gramercy Place, Torrance, California 90501 Denso Corporation, 1–1, Showa-cho, Kariya, Aichi 448–8661, Japan Denso International America, Inc., 24777 Denso Drive, P.O. Box 5047, Southfield, Michigan 48086–5047 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54617 Pioneer Corporation, 1–4–1 Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153–8654, Japan Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., 2255 E. 220th Street, Long Beach, California 90810 Kenwood Corporation, 2967–3, Ishikawa-machi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo 192–8525, Japan Kenwood USA Corporation, 2201 E. Dominguez Street, Long Beach, California 90810 (c) The Commission investigative attorney, party to this investigation, is Bryan F. Moore, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436; and (3) For the investigation so instituted, Paul J. Luckern, Chief Administrative Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission, shall designate the presiding Administrative Law Judge. Responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation must be submitted by the named respondents in accordance with section 210.13 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.13. Pursuant to 19 CFR 201.16(d) and 210.13(a), such responses will be considered by the Commission if received not later than 20 days after the date of service by the Commission of the complaint and the notice of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation will not be granted unless good cause therefor is shown. Failure of a respondent to file a timely response to each allegation in the complaint and in this notice may be deemed to constitute a waiver of the right to appear and contest the allegations of the complaint and this notice, and to authorize the administrative law judge and the Commission, without further notice to the respondent, to find the facts to be as alleged in the complaint and this notice and to enter an initial determination and a final determination containing such findings, and may result in the issuance of an exclusion order or a cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent. By order of the Commission. Issued: September 15, 2008. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E8–22085 Filed 9–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 184 (Monday, September 22, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Franks Tract, Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay-Delta, CA

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) and the California Department of Water 
Resources (DWR) intend to prepare an EIS/EIR for the Franks Tract 
Project. Reclamation is the lead Federal agency under NEPA and DWR is 
the lead State agency under CEQA for preparation of the EIS/EIR.
    The Franks Tract Project is designed to address water quality and 
fish protection issues in the central and southern Sacramento-San 
Joaquin River Delta (Delta). The project would consist of the 
construction of barriers around Franks Tract to prevent salinity 
intrusion and the movement of sensitive fish species into the central 
and southern Delta.

DATES: Written comments on the scope of the EIS/EIR will be accepted on 
or before November 21, 2008.
    A series of public scoping meetings will be held to solicit public 
input on alternatives, concerns, and issues to be addressed in the EIS/
EIR. The meeting dates are as follows:
     Monday, October 6, 2008, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sacramento, 
CA.
     Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Rio Vista, 
CA.
     Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Antioch, 
CA.
     Thursday, October 9, 2008, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Stockton, 
CA.

ADDRESSES: The public scoping meeting locations are:
     Sacramento at the Federal Building, Cafeteria Conference 
Rooms C-1001 and C-1002, 2800 Cottage Way.
     Rio Vista at the Memorial Building, 610 St. Francis Way.
     Antioch at the Contra Costa Public Library, 501 W. 18th 
Street.
     Stockton at the Memorial Civic Auditorium, North Hall, 525 
North Center Street.
    Written comments on the scope of the EIS/EIR should be sent to Ms. 
Lynnette Wirth, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Public 
Affairs, Sacramento, CA 95825, e-mailed to lwirth@mp.usbr.gov, or faxed 
to 916-978-5114.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sharon McHale, Reclamation Project 
Manager, at 916-978-5086 (TDD 916-978-5608), or via e-mail at 
smchale@mp.usbr.gov; or Mr. Ajay Goyal, DWR Project Manager, at 916-
651-9823, or via e-mail at agoyal@water.ca.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The project location would be in the 
vicinity of Franks Tract in the Delta. Franks Tract is connected 
tidally to the San Joaquin River via False River. During low flow 
conditions, high salinity water enters Franks Tract on flood tide while 
fresher water flows back into False River during ebb tide. The higher 
salinity water mixes within Franks Tract and is drawn into Old River 
through levee breaches on the east side of Franks Tract. These 
conditions impact salinity conditions in the adjacent Delta channels 
and the central and south Delta.

Background

    The CALFED Bay-Delta Authorization Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-361) 
authorized the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a feasibility study 
and actions at Franks Tract to improve water quality in the Delta. As 
part of the feasibility study, an EIS/EIR is required to address 
environmental effects.

Objectives

    The objectives of the Franks Tract Project are:
     To improve the quality of water in the central and south 
Delta being pumped at the Central Valley Project, C.W. ``Bill'' Jones 
Pumping Plant and the State Water Project, Harvey O. Banks Pumping 
Plant.
     To improve fisheries conditions throughout the Delta.

Alternatives

    The following alternatives are currently under consideration:
     Operable Gates on False River: This alternative involves 
installation of operable gates on the West False River near the 
confluence with the San Joaquin River west of Franks Tract. The barrier 
would provide a physical obstruction to salt intrusion entering Franks 
Tract via the western end of False River.
     Operable Gate on Three Mile Slough: This alternative 
involves installation of an operable gate in Three Mile Slough. The 
barrier would be closed on ebb tide to prevent water from the San 
Joaquin River from entering the Sacramento River. This action serves to 
keep flow in the San Joaquin River and increases the net westerly flow 
past Jersey Point.

Special Assistance for Public Scoping Meetings

    If special assistance is required at the public hearings, please 
contact Ms. Lynnette Wirth at 916-978-5100, TDD 916-978-5608, or via e-
mail at lwirth@mp.usbr.gov. Please notify Ms. Wirth 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.


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    Dated: August 13, 2008.
Susan M. Fry,
Regional Environmental Officer, Mid-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. E8-22045 Filed 9-19-08; 8:45 am]
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