Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Arboretum Project, in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County, CA, Permit Application Number SPK-2007-00133, 76348-76349 [E8-29730]

Download as PDF 76348 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 16, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers [Docket ID: USAF–2008–0049] Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Arboretum Project, in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County, CA, Permit Application Number SPK– 2007–00133 Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, DoD. ACTION: Notice to Delete a System of Records. The Department of the Air Force proposes to delete a system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. DATES: This action will be effective on January 15, 2009 unless comments are received that would result in a contrary determination. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Air Force Privacy Act Officer, Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, SAF/XCISI, 1800 Air Force Pentagon, Suite 220, Washington, DC 20330–1800. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Kenneth Brodie at (703) 696–7557. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of the Air Force systems of records notices subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the Federal Register and are available from the address above. The Department of the Air Force proposes to delete a system of records notice from its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The proposed deletion is not within the purview of subsection (r) of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, which requires the submission of a new or altered system report. SUMMARY: Dated: December 10, 2008. Morgan E. Frazier, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. F033 AFCA B SYSTEM NAME: Air Force Computer Based Training (CBT) System (October 2, 2000, 65 FR 58735). sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES REASON: This records collection for this system is now covered by F033 AFCA C, USAF Information Technology E-Learning System published on December 8, 2008, 73 FR 74471. Accordingly, this Privacy Act System of Records Notice will be deleted from the Air Force’s inventory. [FR Doc. E8–29669 Filed 12–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:09 Dec 15, 2008 Jkt 217001 AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Notice of intent. SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, (Corps) will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for The Arboretum project, a mixed-use residential and commercial development in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County, CA. Lewis Operating Corp. has applied for a Department of the Army permit to fill approximately 31.78 acres of waters of the United States, including wetlands, to construct the project. ADDRESSES: Please send written comments to Angela De Paoli Conn, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, 1325 J Street, Room 1480, Sacramento, CA 95814–2922. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action and EIS should be addressed to Angela De Paoli Conn, (916) 557–6782, e-mail: angela.l.conn@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Lewis Operating Corp. has applied for a Department of the Army permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act to construct a mixed-use development on a 1,349-acre parcel situated in the eastern portion of the City of Rancho Cordova in eastern Sacramento County, CA. The proposed action includes approximately 5,000 new residential units; nearly 80 acres of public and private use parks and related facilities; two 10-acre elementary school sites; one 75-acre joint use middle/high school site; and 465,000 square feet of targeted commercial development. The total development area would encompass approximately 900 acres of the project site. The remaining 449 acres, or nearly 33 percent, of the project site would be devoted to passive and multiple use open space, including the preservation and enhancement of the Laguna Creek stream corridor and its associated jurisdictional features. Approximately 117.03 acres of water of the United States have been identified on the proposed project site, including 22.18 acres of vernal pools, 6.79 acres of seasonal wetlands, 58.44 acres of lake, 9.96 acres of ponds, 8.99 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 acres of channels, 9.48 acres wet swales, 0.34 acre of drainage ditches, and 0.91 acre irrigation ditches. The applicant has applied for a permit to fill 31.78 acres of these waters. Wetlands proposed to be preserved and not directly impacted by the project are within the 449 acres of open space and wetland preserve and would contain approximately 85.25 acres of wetlands, approximately 73 percent of wetlands on site. The EIS will include an evaluation of a reasonable range of alternatives. Currently, the following alternatives are expected to be analyzed in detail: (1) The no action alternative (no permit issued), (2) the applicant’s preferred project (proposed action), and (3) a different location (off-site) alternative. The no action alternative assumes limited development would occur on the site with all waters of the United States avoided. The off-site alternative assumes the proposed project would be developed at a different but suitably sized site in the region. Currently the Corps is in the process of developing an analysis of alternatives sufficient to demonstrate compliance with Section 404(b)(1) of the Clean Water Act, therefore additional alternatives are likely to be analyzed. The Corps’ scoping process for the EIS includes a public involvement program with several opportunities to provide oral and written comments. In addition to public meetings and notifications in the Federal Register, the Corps will issue public notices when the draft and final EISs are available. Affected federal, state, and local agencies, Native American tribes, and other interested private organizations and parties are invited to participate. Potentially significant issues to be analyzed in the EIS include, but are not limited to: Hydrology, water supply, water quality, cultural resources, biological resources, traffic and transportation, and air quality. The Corps is the lead agency for preparation of the EIS under the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Currently no other agencies have agreed to be cooperating agencies. The Corps will coordinate with other agencies, such as the City of Rancho Cordova. Other environmental review and consultation requirements for the proposed action include the need for the applicant to obtain water quality certification under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act from the California Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. In addition, because the proposed project may affect federally listed species, the Corps will formally E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 16, 2008 / Notices consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in accordance with Section 7 of the federal Endangered Species Act. The Corps will also be consulting with the State Historic Preservation Officer under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act concerning properties listed, or potentially eligible for listing, on the National Register of Historic Places. A public scoping meeting for the EIS will be held on January 29, 2009, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, American River Room—South, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Interested parties can provide oral and written comments at the meetings. Interested parties may also submit written comments on this notice. Scoping comments should be submitted before March 15, 2009 but may be submitted at any time prior to publication of the Draft EIS. Interested parties may register for the Corps’ public notice e-mail notification lists at: http://www.spk.usace.army.mil/ organizations/cespk-co/regulatory/ pnlist.html. who wish to speak are asked to register prior to the start of the meeting. Registration will begin at 8:30. Statements are limited to 3 minutes. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Rennie Sherman, Executive Secretary, rennie.h.sherman@usace.army.mil, 202– 761–7771. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EAB advises the Chief of Engineers by providing expert and independent advice on environmental issues facing the Corps of Engineers. The public meeting will include discussion between the EAB and the Chief of Engineers as well as presentations by the EAB and Corps staff. The meeting is open to the public, and public comment is tentatively scheduled for 30 minutes beginning at 11:15 a.m. Dated: December 5, 2008. Thomas C. Chapman, Colonel, U.S. Army, District Engineer. [FR Doc. 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Place: Marines’ Memorial Club and Hotel, 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thirty minutes will be set side for public comment. Members of the public VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:09 Dec 15, 2008 Jkt 217001 Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E8–29732 Filed 12–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Department of Education. The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 15, 2009. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395–6974. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76349 Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g., new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. Dated: December 10, 2008. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Institute of Education Sciences Type of Review: Extension. Title: 2007–2008 Teacher Compensation Survey. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 30. Burden Hours: 7,396. Abstract: This is a request for the Teacher Compensation Survey, which is part of the system clearance for cognitive, pilot, and field test studies. This survey will collect data from approximately 30 states on salary, benefits and teaching experience of public school teachers in the United States. State Education Agencies will submit this data electronically to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) through a secure Web site using a predetermined record layout. Requests for copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from http:// edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 3855. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202–4537. Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202– 401–0920. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the 
Proposed Arboretum Project, in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County, CA, 
Permit Application Number SPK-2007-00133

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

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, (Corps) 
will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for The Arboretum 
project, a mixed-use residential and commercial development in Rancho 
Cordova, Sacramento County, CA. Lewis Operating Corp. has applied for a 
Department of the Army permit to fill approximately 31.78 acres of 
waters of the United States, including wetlands, to construct the 
project.

ADDRESSES: Please send written comments to Angela De Paoli Conn, U.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, 1325 J Street, Room 1480, 
Sacramento, CA 95814-2922.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action 
and EIS should be addressed to Angela De Paoli Conn, (916) 557-6782, e-
mail: angela.l.conn@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Lewis Operating Corp. has applied for a 
Department of the Army permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act 
to construct a mixed-use development on a 1,349-acre parcel situated in 
the eastern portion of the City of Rancho Cordova in eastern Sacramento 
County, CA. The proposed action includes approximately 5,000 new 
residential units; nearly 80 acres of public and private use parks and 
related facilities; two 10-acre elementary school sites; one 75-acre 
joint use middle/high school site; and 465,000 square feet of targeted 
commercial development. The total development area would encompass 
approximately 900 acres of the project site. The remaining 449 acres, 
or nearly 33 percent, of the project site would be devoted to passive 
and multiple use open space, including the preservation and enhancement 
of the Laguna Creek stream corridor and its associated jurisdictional 
features.
    Approximately 117.03 acres of water of the United States have been 
identified on the proposed project site, including 22.18 acres of 
vernal pools, 6.79 acres of seasonal wetlands, 58.44 acres of lake, 
9.96 acres of ponds, 8.99 acres of channels, 9.48 acres wet swales, 
0.34 acre of drainage ditches, and 0.91 acre irrigation ditches. The 
applicant has applied for a permit to fill 31.78 acres of these waters. 
Wetlands proposed to be preserved and not directly impacted by the 
project are within the 449 acres of open space and wetland preserve and 
would contain approximately 85.25 acres of wetlands, approximately 73 
percent of wetlands on site.
    The EIS will include an evaluation of a reasonable range of 
alternatives. Currently, the following alternatives are expected to be 
analyzed in detail: (1) The no action alternative (no permit issued), 
(2) the applicant's preferred project (proposed action), and (3) a 
different location (off-site) alternative. The no action alternative 
assumes limited development would occur on the site with all waters of 
the United States avoided. The off-site alternative assumes the 
proposed project would be developed at a different but suitably sized 
site in the region. Currently the Corps is in the process of developing 
an analysis of alternatives sufficient to demonstrate compliance with 
Section 404(b)(1) of the Clean Water Act, therefore additional 
alternatives are likely to be analyzed.
    The Corps' scoping process for the EIS includes a public 
involvement program with several opportunities to provide oral and 
written comments. In addition to public meetings and notifications in 
the Federal Register, the Corps will issue public notices when the 
draft and final EISs are available. Affected federal, state, and local 
agencies, Native American tribes, and other interested private 
organizations and parties are invited to participate.
    Potentially significant issues to be analyzed in the EIS include, 
but are not limited to: Hydrology, water supply, water quality, 
cultural resources, biological resources, traffic and transportation, 
and air quality. The Corps is the lead agency for preparation of the 
EIS under the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA). Currently no other agencies have agreed to be cooperating 
agencies. The Corps will coordinate with other agencies, such as the 
City of Rancho Cordova.
    Other environmental review and consultation requirements for the 
proposed action include the need for the applicant to obtain water 
quality certification under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act from the 
California Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. In 
addition, because the proposed project may affect federally listed 
species, the Corps will formally

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consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in accordance with 
Section 7 of the federal Endangered Species Act. The Corps will also be 
consulting with the State Historic Preservation Officer under Section 
106 of the National Historic Preservation Act concerning properties 
listed, or potentially eligible for listing, on the National Register 
of Historic Places.
    A public scoping meeting for the EIS will be held on January 29, 
2009, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Rancho 
Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, American River Room--
South, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Interested parties can provide oral 
and written comments at the meetings. Interested parties may also 
submit written comments on this notice. Scoping comments should be 
submitted before March 15, 2009 but may be submitted at any time prior 
to publication of the Draft EIS.
    Interested parties may register for the Corps' public notice e-mail 
notification lists at: http://www.spk.usace.army.mil/organizations/
cespk-co/regulatory/pnlist.html.

    Dated: December 5, 2008.
Thomas C. Chapman,
Colonel, U.S. Army, District Engineer.
[FR Doc. E8-29730 Filed 12-15-08; 8:45 am]
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