Intent To Prepare a Joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Sacramento River Bank Protection Project Phase II Supplemental Authority providing for implementation of up to 80,000 linear feet of additional bank protection in the Sacramento River Flood Control Project area, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Tehama, Yolo, and Yuba Counties, CA, 5649-5650 [E9-2036]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 19 / Friday, January 30, 2009 / Notices barrier penetrating oxime. The administration of this oxime initiates the reactivation of the central nervous system cholinesterases (AChE and BChE) for pesticide and OP induced central nervous system (and peripherally) inhibited AChE. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E9–2034 Filed 1–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Army Education Advisory Committee Meeting Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 Code of the Federal Regulations (CFR 102–3. 140 through 160, the Department of the Army announces the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: Army Education Advisory Committee (AEAC). Date of Meeting: February 25, 2009. Time of Meeting: 0900–1500. Place of Meeting: Deputy Chief of Staff G–3/5/7 Conference Room, Building 161, Room 305, Ft. Monroe, VA. Proposed Agenda: Purpose of the meeting is to allow review, discussions, and deliberations of actions and recommendations from five subcommittees: Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Command and General Staff College Board of Visitors, Army War College Board of Visitors, Distance Learning/ Training Technology Applications Subcommittee, and the Reserve Officer Training Corps Subcommittee. Approved recommendations will be forwarded to the Office of the Administrative Assistant, Secretary of the Army, the appropriate Subcommittee’s Alternate Designated Federal Official (ADFO), and the Subcommittee’s decision maker. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information please contact Mr. Wayne Joyner at albert.wayne.joyner@us.army.mil or (757) 788–5890. Written submissions are to be submitted to the following address: Army Education Advisory Committee, ATTN: Designated Federal Officer (DFO) (Joyner), 5 Fenwick Road, VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:54 Jan 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 building 161, room 217, Fort Monroe, Virginia 23651. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meeting of the Advisory Committee is open to the public. Attendance will be limited to those persons who have notified the Committee Management Office at least 10 calendar days prior to the meeting of their intention to attend. Filing Written Statement: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.140d, the Committee is not obligated to allow the public to speak, however, interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration by the Committee. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement to the DFO at the address listed (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Written statements not received at least 10 calendar days prior to the meeting, may not be provided to or considered by the committee. The DFO will review all timely submissions with the Chairperson, and ensure they are provided to the members of the committee before the meeting. After reviewing written comments, the Chairperson and the DFO may choose to invite the submitter of the comments to orally present their issue during open portion of this meeting or at a future meeting. The DFO, in consultation with the Chairperson, may allot a specific amount of time for the members of the public to present their issues for review and discussion. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E9–2031 Filed 1–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Army Corps of Engineers Intent To Prepare a Joint Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report for the Sacramento River Bank Protection Project Phase II Supplemental Authority providing for implementation of up to 80,000 linear feet of additional bank protection in the Sacramento River Flood Control Project area, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Tehama, Yolo, and Yuba Counties, CA AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Notice of intent. SUMMARY: The action being taken is the preparation of a joint environmental impact statement/environmental impact report (EIS/EIR) for the Sacramento PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5649 River Bank Protection Project (SRBPP) Phase II Supplemental Authority. The SRBPP Phase II Supplemental Authority will result in the implementation of an additional 80,000 linear feet of bank protection in the Sacramento River Flood Control Project area, as authorized by the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2007. The SRBPP Phase II Supplemental Authority is located in the Sacramento River Flood Control Project (SRFCP) area, consisting of the Sacramento River and its Tributaries, CA. DATES: A series of public scoping meetings will be held as follows: 1. Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 6 to 8 p.m. at Colusa Fairgrounds, Atwood Hall (1303 10th Street, Colusa). 2. Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 6 to 8 p.m. at Jean Harvie Community and Senior Center (14273 River Road, Walnut Grove). 3. Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 4 to 6 p.m. at Library Galleria (828 ‘‘I’’ Street, Sacramento). 4. Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chico Masonic Family Center (110 West East Avenue, Chico). Send written comments by March 16, 2009 to the address below. ADDRESSES: Written comments and suggestions concerning this project may be submitted to Mr. Matthew Davis, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, Attn: CESPK–PD–R, 1325 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814–2922. Requests to be placed on the mailing list should also be sent to this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action and EIS/EIR should be addressed to Matthew Davis at (916) 557–6708, by email Matthew.G.Davis@usace.army.mil, by fax (916) 557–7856, or by mail to (see ADDRESSES). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District (Corps) is the federal lead agency for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the Proposed Action. The Central Valley Flood Protection Board of the State of California (CVFPB) is the state lead agency for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the Proposed Action. 1. Proposed Action. Section 3031 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2007 authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its local sponsors to construct an additional 80,000 linear feet of bank protection in the SRBPP area. The Corps and the CVFPB are preparing an EIS/EIR to analyze the impacts of constructing an additional 80,000 linear feet of bank protection in the SRBPP area in the form E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 5650 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 19 / Friday, January 30, 2009 / Notices of bank stabilization, employing primarily riprap, and levee setbacks where feasible. The planning area for the proposed actions is considered to be the entire Sacramento River Flood Control Project, and the Corps’ current inventory of critical eroding sites will constitute a representative sample of the sites to eventually be treated. As streambank erosion is episodic and new critical sites can appear each year, the environmental analysis will be programmatic in nature allowing for future environmental impact analysis for specific projects, as needed. 2. Alternatives. The EIS/EIR will address the No Action alternative and five action alternatives including four different types of bank protection alternatives and a levee setback alternative. The four types of bank protection alternatives differ from one another in the amount and extent of rock protection placed and the environmental features (e.g., vegetation and instream woody material) incorporated in the design. 3. Scoping Process. a. A series of public scoping meetings will be held in February 2009 to present information to the public and to receive comments from the public. These meetings are intended to initiate the process to involve concerned individuals, and local, State, and Federal agencies. b. Significant issues to be analyzed in depth in the EIS/EIR include effects on river meander, hydraulics, wetlands and other waters of the U.S., vegetation and wildlife resources, special-status species, aesthetics, cultural resources, recreation, land use, fisheries, water quality, air quality, noise, transportation, visual resources, and socioeconomics; and cumulative effects of related projects in the study area. c. The Corps will consult with the State Historic Preservation Officer to comply with the National Historic Preservation Act and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service to comply with the Endangered Species Act. The Corps is also coordinating with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to comply with the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act. d. A 45-day public review period will be provided for individuals and agencies to review and comment on the draft EIS/EIR. All interested parties are encouraged to respond to this notice and provide a current address if they wish to be notified of the draft EIS/EIR circulation. 4. Availability. The draft EIS/EIR is scheduled to be available for public review and comment in October 2010. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:54 Jan 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dated: January 22, 2009. Thomas C. Chapman, Colonel, Corps of Engineers, District Engineer. [FR Doc. E9–2036 Filed 1–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Record of Decision for Atlantic Fleet Active Sonar Training Department of the Navy, DoD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy (DON), after carefully weighing the operational and environmental consequences of the proposed action, announces its decision to designate areas along the East Coast of the United States and in the Gulf of Mexico where mid- and high-frequency active (MFA and HFA) sonar and the improved extended echo ranging (IEER) system training; maintenance; and research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) activities will occur, and to conduct these activities. The Navy’s decision regarding MFA sonar activities includes the advanced extended echo ranging (AEER) system as a replacement for the IEER system. The Navy considered applicable executive orders, including an analysis of the environmental effects of its actions outside the United States or its territories under Executive Order (EO) 12114, Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions, and the requirements of EO 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations. The proposed action will be accomplished as set forth in the NoAction Alternative, described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement/ Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) as the preferred alternative. Implementation of the preferred alternative could begin immediately. The preferred alternative represents the active sonar training and RDT&E activities necessary for Navy to meet its Title 10 obligation to organize, train, equip and maintain combat-ready naval forces and to successfully fulfill its current and future global mission of winning wars, deterring aggression, and maintaining freedom of the seas. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Record of Decision (ROD) has been distributed to all those individuals who requested a copy of the Final EIS/OEIS and agencies and organizations that received a copy of the Final EIS/OEIS. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The complete text of the Navy’s ROD is available for public viewing on the project Web site at http:// www.afasteis.gcsaic.com, along with copies of the Final EIS/OEIS and supporting documents. Single copies of the ROD will be made available upon request by contacting Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, Attention: Code EV22 (AFAST Project Manager), 6506 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23508–1278. Dated: January 27, 2009. A. M. Vallandingham Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E9–2052 Filed 1–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Record of Decision for Southern California Range Complex Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy (DON), after carefully weighing the operational, and environmental consequences of the proposed action, announces its decision to support and conduct current, emerging, and future military readiness activities in the Southern California (SOCAL) Range Complex, to include San Clemente Island (SCI), as necessary to achieve and sustain Fleet readiness, including Navy training; Department of Defense (DoD) or other federal agency research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) activities; and investment in range resources and range infrastructure, all in furtherance of the Navy’s statutory obligations under Title 10 of the United States Code governing the roles and responsibilities of the Navy. In its decision, the Navy considered applicable executive orders, including an analysis of the environmental effects of its actions outside the United States or its territories under the provisions of Executive Order (EO) 12114, Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions, and the requirements of EO 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations. The proposed action will be accomplished as set out in Alternative 2, described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/ E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Army Corps of Engineers


Intent To Prepare a Joint Environmental Impact Statement/
Environmental Impact Report for the Sacramento River Bank Protection 
Project Phase II Supplemental Authority providing for implementation of 
up to 80,000 linear feet of additional bank protection in the 
Sacramento River Flood Control Project area, Butte, Colusa, Contra 
Costa, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Tehama, Yolo, and 
Yuba Counties, CA

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

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The action being taken is the preparation of a joint 
environmental impact statement/environmental impact report (EIS/EIR) 
for the Sacramento River Bank Protection Project (SRBPP) Phase II 
Supplemental Authority. The SRBPP Phase II Supplemental Authority will 
result in the implementation of an additional 80,000 linear feet of 
bank protection in the Sacramento River Flood Control Project area, as 
authorized by the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2007. The 
SRBPP Phase II Supplemental Authority is located in the Sacramento 
River Flood Control Project (SRFCP) area, consisting of the Sacramento 
River and its Tributaries, CA.

DATES: A series of public scoping meetings will be held as follows:
    1. Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 6 to 8 p.m. at Colusa Fairgrounds, 
Atwood Hall (1303 10th Street, Colusa).
    2. Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 6 to 8 p.m. at Jean Harvie 
Community and Senior Center (14273 River Road, Walnut Grove).
    3. Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 4 to 6 p.m. at Library Galleria (828 
``I'' Street, Sacramento).
    4. Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chico Masonic 
Family Center (110 West East Avenue, Chico).
    Send written comments by March 16, 2009 to the address below.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and suggestions concerning this project may 
be submitted to Mr. Matthew Davis, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 
Sacramento District, Attn: CESPK-PD-R, 1325 J Street, Sacramento, CA 
95814-2922. Requests to be placed on the mailing list should also be 
sent to this address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action 
and EIS/EIR should be addressed to Matthew Davis at (916) 557-6708, by 
e-mail Matthew.G.Davis@usace.army.mil, by fax (916) 557-7856, or by 
mail to (see ADDRESSES).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento 
District (Corps) is the federal lead agency for compliance with the 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the Proposed Action. The 
Central Valley Flood Protection Board of the State of California 
(CVFPB) is the state lead agency for compliance with the California 
Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the Proposed Action.
    1. Proposed Action. Section 3031 of the Water Resources Development 
Act (WRDA) of 2007 authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its 
local sponsors to construct an additional 80,000 linear feet of bank 
protection in the SRBPP area. The Corps and the CVFPB are preparing an 
EIS/EIR to analyze the impacts of constructing an additional 80,000 
linear feet of bank protection in the SRBPP area in the form

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of bank stabilization, employing primarily riprap, and levee setbacks 
where feasible.
    The planning area for the proposed actions is considered to be the 
entire Sacramento River Flood Control Project, and the Corps' current 
inventory of critical eroding sites will constitute a representative 
sample of the sites to eventually be treated. As streambank erosion is 
episodic and new critical sites can appear each year, the environmental 
analysis will be programmatic in nature allowing for future 
environmental impact analysis for specific projects, as needed.
    2. Alternatives. The EIS/EIR will address the No Action alternative 
and five action alternatives including four different types of bank 
protection alternatives and a levee setback alternative. The four types 
of bank protection alternatives differ from one another in the amount 
and extent of rock protection placed and the environmental features 
(e.g., vegetation and instream woody material) incorporated in the 
design.
    3. Scoping Process.
    a. A series of public scoping meetings will be held in February 
2009 to present information to the public and to receive comments from 
the public. These meetings are intended to initiate the process to 
involve concerned individuals, and local, State, and Federal agencies.
    b. Significant issues to be analyzed in depth in the EIS/EIR 
include effects on river meander, hydraulics, wetlands and other waters 
of the U.S., vegetation and wildlife resources, special-status species, 
aesthetics, cultural resources, recreation, land use, fisheries, water 
quality, air quality, noise, transportation, visual resources, and 
socioeconomics; and cumulative effects of related projects in the study 
area.
    c. The Corps will consult with the State Historic Preservation 
Officer to comply with the National Historic Preservation Act and the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service to 
comply with the Endangered Species Act. The Corps is also coordinating 
with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to comply with the Fish and 
Wildlife Coordination Act.
    d. A 45-day public review period will be provided for individuals 
and agencies to review and comment on the draft EIS/EIR. All interested 
parties are encouraged to respond to this notice and provide a current 
address if they wish to be notified of the draft EIS/EIR circulation.
    4. Availability. The draft EIS/EIR is scheduled to be available for 
public review and comment in October 2010.

     Dated: January 22, 2009.
Thomas C. Chapman,
Colonel, Corps of Engineers, District Engineer.
 [FR Doc. E9-2036 Filed 1-29-09; 8:45 am]
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