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Download as PDF 62262 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 203 / Monday, October 20, 2008 / Notices Dated: October 14, 2008. Patricia L. Toppings, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E8–24845 Filed 10–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force Notice of Availability for NonExclusive, Exclusive or Partially Exclusive Licensing of Invention SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of 37 CFR 404.4, the Department of the Air Force announces the availability for licensing of the invention described in Air Force invention number AFD 881, entitled Light Emitting Diode with a Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Biopolymer Phosphor Based Coating for Solid State Lighting Object. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Air Force Material Command Law Office, AFMC LO/JAZ, 2240 B. Street, Bldg. 11, Wright-Patterson AFB 45433–7109, attention, Bart S. Hersko. Telephone (937) 255–2838; fax (937) 255–3733 or e-mail: Bart.Hersko@wpafb.af.mil. Bao-Anh Trinh, Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E8–24838 Filed 10–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–05–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Availability of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report for the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project, Dredged Material Aquatic Transfer Facility in Marin County, CA Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and California State Coastal Conservancy (Conservancy), in collaboration with the Long Term Management Strategy for Dredged Material in San Francisco Bay (LTMS) agencies, are proposing the use of an aquatic transfer facility (ATF) to beneficially use dredged material in restoring tidal wetlands at the original Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project site and the Bel Marin Keys Unit V Expansion site (collectively, the HWRP). The USACE is the lead agency for this VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:42 Oct 17, 2008 Jkt 217001 project under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Conservancy is the lead agency for this project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). DATES: Submit comments by: December 1, 2008. ADDRESSES: Written comments about the proposed action and ATF SEIS/EIR can be addressed to: Cynthia Fowler or Fari Tabatabai, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, 1455 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103; cespn-et-pa@usace.army.mil; 415–503– 6870. Tom Gandesbery, California State Coastal Conservancy, 1330 Broadway, 13th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612; tgandesbery@scc.ca.gov; (510) 286– 1015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Fowler or Fari Tabatabai, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, 1455 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103; cespn-etpa@usace.army.mil; 415–503–6870. Betsy Wilson or Tom Gandesbery, California State Coastal Conservancy, 1330 Broadway, 13th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612; bwilson@scc.ca.gov or tgandesbery@scc.ca.gov; (510) 286– 1015. This document is a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (SEIS/ EIR) to the 1998 HWRP Final EIS/EIR, the 2003 Bel Marin Keys Unit V Expansion (BMKV) Final SEIS/EIR, and the 2006 Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) to the Oakland Harbor Navigation Improvement (¥50 ft.) Project Final EIS/EIR. The HWRP Final EIS/EIR and the BMKV Expansion Final SEIS/EIR can be found at: http:// www.hamiltonwetlands.org/ documents.html. As described in these previous reports, the authorized means of transporting dredged material to the HWRP is via a hydraulic off-loader in San Pablo Bay that pumps dredged material to the site through a submerged pipeline. Independent review, workshops with national experts, and a value engineering study that considered economic and operational effects determined that a more efficient and flexible method of transferring dredged material should be evaluated. Therefore, the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project Dredged Material Aquatic Transfer Facility SEIS/EIR (ATF SEIS/R) evaluates alternative methods for the transfer of dredged material to the HWRP site. The ATF SEIS/EIR will support decision making by USACE, the Conservancy, and other responsible agencies to implement the proposed SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 action and to ensure compliance with the NEPA, CEQA, and other pertinent laws and regulations. The purpose of the proposed ATF is to maximize the operational flexibility of the HWRP to accommodate dredged material from both large and small dredging projects, as well as maximize the potential for beneficial use of dredged material at the HWRP site. Four alternatives are analyzed in this document: Alternative 1: No Action, which includes the authorized use of a hydraulic off-loader; Alternative 2: Unconfined ATF (Proposed Action); Alternative 3: Confined ATF; and Alternative 4: Direct Channel to BMKV Basin. Alternative 1 would include a floating and pile-secured off-loader facility, while Alternatives 2 and 3 would include construction of an in-Bay ATF basin. Alternative 3 would include incorporation of a structural enclosure around the perimeter of the ATF basin. Three of the alternatives (1–3) would require a slurry delivery pipeline and associated booster pump platform to transport material. Alternative 4 would involve dredging a direct channel from the vicinity of the in-Bay disposal site, SF–10, to the BMKV site and construction of a transfer basin on the BMKV site. A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Bay Model Visitor Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA. The Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project Dredged Material Aquatic Transfer Facility SEIS/EIR is available for review at http:// www.hamiltonwetlands.org. Copies of the document are also available for review during normal business hours at: (1) Marin Civic Center, 3051 Civic Center Drive #427, San Rafael, CA 94903. (2) Marin County Free Library—South Novato, 476 Ignacio Boulevard, Novato, CA 94949. (3) Novato Public Library, 1720 Novato Boulevard, Novato, CA 94947. (4) Petaluma Regional Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, CA 94952. (5) Sonoma County Central Library, 3rd and E Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. (6) California State Coastal Conservancy, 1330 Broadway, 13th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Dated: October 10, 2008. Laurence M. Farrell, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, Commanding. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Availability of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact 
Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Hamilton Wetland 
Restoration Project, Dredged Material Aquatic Transfer Facility in 
Marin County, CA

AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and California State 
Coastal Conservancy (Conservancy), in collaboration with the Long Term 
Management Strategy for Dredged Material in San Francisco Bay (LTMS) 
agencies, are proposing the use of an aquatic transfer facility (ATF) 
to beneficially use dredged material in restoring tidal wetlands at the 
original Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project site and the Bel Marin 
Keys Unit V Expansion site (collectively, the HWRP). The USACE is the 
lead agency for this project under the National Environmental Policy 
Act (NEPA). The Conservancy is the lead agency for this project under 
the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

DATES: Submit comments by: December 1, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Written comments about the proposed action and ATF SEIS/EIR 
can be addressed to: Cynthia Fowler or Fari Tabatabai, U.S. Army Corps 
of Engineers, San Francisco District, 1455 Market Street, San 
Francisco, CA 94103; cespn-et-pa@usace.army.mil; 415-503-6870. Tom 
Gandesbery, California State Coastal Conservancy, 1330 Broadway, 13th 
Floor, Oakland, CA 94612; tgandesbery@scc.ca.gov; (510) 286-1015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Fowler or Fari Tabatabai, U.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, 1455 Market Street, 
San Francisco, CA 94103; cespn-et-pa@usace.army.mil; 415-503-6870. 
Betsy Wilson or Tom Gandesbery, California State Coastal Conservancy, 
1330 Broadway, 13th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612; bwilson@scc.ca.gov or 
tgandesbery@scc.ca.gov; (510) 286-1015.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document is a Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (SEIS/EIR) 
to the 1998 HWRP Final EIS/EIR, the 2003 Bel Marin Keys Unit V 
Expansion (BMKV) Final SEIS/EIR, and the 2006 Supplemental 
Environmental Assessment (EA) to the Oakland Harbor Navigation 
Improvement (-50 ft.) Project Final EIS/EIR. The HWRP Final EIS/EIR and 
the BMKV Expansion Final SEIS/EIR can be found at: http://
www.hamiltonwetlands.org/documents.html. As described in these previous 
reports, the authorized means of transporting dredged material to the 
HWRP is via a hydraulic off-loader in San Pablo Bay that pumps dredged 
material to the site through a submerged pipeline. Independent review, 
workshops with national experts, and a value engineering study that 
considered economic and operational effects determined that a more 
efficient and flexible method of transferring dredged material should 
be evaluated. Therefore, the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project 
Dredged Material Aquatic Transfer Facility SEIS/EIR (ATF SEIS/R) 
evaluates alternative methods for the transfer of dredged material to 
the HWRP site. The ATF SEIS/EIR will support decision making by USACE, 
the Conservancy, and other responsible agencies to implement the 
proposed action and to ensure compliance with the NEPA, CEQA, and other 
pertinent laws and regulations.
    The purpose of the proposed ATF is to maximize the operational 
flexibility of the HWRP to accommodate dredged material from both large 
and small dredging projects, as well as maximize the potential for 
beneficial use of dredged material at the HWRP site. Four alternatives 
are analyzed in this document: Alternative 1: No Action, which includes 
the authorized use of a hydraulic off-loader; Alternative 2: Unconfined 
ATF (Proposed Action); Alternative 3: Confined ATF; and Alternative 4: 
Direct Channel to BMKV Basin. Alternative 1 would include a floating 
and pile-secured off-loader facility, while Alternatives 2 and 3 would 
include construction of an in-Bay ATF basin. Alternative 3 would 
include incorporation of a structural enclosure around the perimeter of 
the ATF basin. Three of the alternatives (1-3) would require a slurry 
delivery pipeline and associated booster pump platform to transport 
material. Alternative 4 would involve dredging a direct channel from 
the vicinity of the in-Bay disposal site, SF-10, to the BMKV site and 
construction of a transfer basin on the BMKV site.
    A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 from 
5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bay Model Visitor Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 
2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA.
    The Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project Dredged Material Aquatic 
Transfer Facility SEIS/EIR is available for review at http://
www.hamiltonwetlands.org. Copies of the document are also available for 
review during normal business hours at:
    (1) Marin Civic Center, 3051 Civic Center Drive 427, San 
Rafael, CA 94903.
    (2) Marin County Free Library--South Novato, 476 Ignacio Boulevard, 
Novato, CA 94949.
    (3) Novato Public Library, 1720 Novato Boulevard, Novato, CA 94947.
    (4) Petaluma Regional Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, CA 
94952.
    (5) Sonoma County Central Library, 3rd and E Street, Santa Rosa, CA 
95402.
    (6) California State Coastal Conservancy, 1330 Broadway, 13th 
Floor, Oakland, CA 94612.

    Dated: October 10, 2008.
Laurence M. Farrell,
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, Commanding.
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