Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning Project, Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawai'i, Department of the Army Regulatory File Number POH-2004-1141, 7402-7404 [E9-3251]

Download as PDF 7402 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 30 / Tuesday, February 17, 2009 / Notices February 8, 1996 (February 20, 1996, 61 FR 6427). Dated: February 11, 2009. Morgan E. Frazier, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. F036 HAF A SYSTEM NAME: Air Force Outreach Request Records. SYSTEM LOCATION: Headquarters United States Air Force; Headquarters of Major Commands; Field Operating Agencies; Direct Reporting Units; Headquarters of Combatant Commands for which Air Force is Executive Agent and all Air Force installations and units. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force’s compilation of record systems notices. Military and civilian personnel and members of the public making requests through the Air Force Outreach System (AFORS). CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: The system includes data pertaining to the bands, speakers and representatives who represent the Air Force at events, data pertaining to individuals and organizations who submit requests in the AFORS system and data pertaining to the events themselves. Includes individual’s name, Social Security Number (SSN), rank, home, work and cellular telephone number, street address, personal and work e-mail address, organization name, biographies of volunteers, event date, location, title, category, audience type, priority, schedule, type of band/music requested, type of speech or representation requested, request status, approval/ disapproval and after action data. Volunteers can attach documents with information such as home town, parents’ home town, deployments or operations, special interests, degree or major, college or university, foreign languages, job specialty and/or weapon system expertise, preferred speaking topics and preferred speaking times. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: 10 U.S.C. 8013, Secretary of the Air Force; AFI 35–101, Public Affairs Policies and Procedures; DoDD 5410.18, Public Affairs Community Relations Policy and E.O. 9397 (SSN). PURPOSE(S): The Air Force receives requests to send a band, speaker or representative 19:45 Feb 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 REQUESTS CONCERNING AIR FORCE SPEAKERS AND REPRESENTATIVES: ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES: RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: The DoD ‘Blanket Routine Uses’ published at the beginning of the Air Force’s compilation of systems of records notices apply to this system. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: STORAGE: Files are maintained in folders and electronic storage media. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: VerDate Nov<24>2008 to participate in events put on by military, governmental and private organizations. This data is used to assist the Public Affairs Office in selecting the events to which the Air Force will send representatives, find the most appropriate band, speaker or representative for each event and briefing the person or band appointed before his, her or its appearance. RETRIEVABILITY: Files are retrieved by name. Mr. James A. Brewer, 200 W. Adams St., Ste. 1440, Chicago, IL 60606–5226. REQUESTS CONCERNING AIR FORCE BANDS: SMSgt Daniel E. Friedly, 1690 AF Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330–1690. Individuals should provide full name, including any former names, rank, grade, address and phone number. Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries with notary certified signature to: REQUESTS CONCERNING AIR FORCE SPEAKERS AND REPRESENTATIVES: Mr. James A. Brewer, 200 W. Adams St., Ste. 1440, Chicago, IL 60606–5226. REQUESTS CONCERNING AIR FORCE BANDS: SMSgt Daniel E. Friedly, 1690 AF Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330–1690. Individuals should provide full name, including any former names, rank, grade, address and phone number. SAFEGUARDS: CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: Records are accessed by persons responsible for servicing the record system in performance of their official duties and by authorized personnel who are properly screened and cleared for need to know. Records are stored in locked rooms and cabinets. Those in computer storage devices are protected by computer system software. The Air Force rules for accessing records, and for contesting contents, and appealing initial agency determinations are published in Air Force Instruction 33–332; 32 CFR, part 806b; or may be obtained from the system manager. RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: Retain in office files until superseded, obsolete or no longer needed for reference. Records are destroyed by tearing into pieces, shredding, pulping, macerating, or burning. Computer records are destroyed by erasing, deleting or overwriting. Case files which result in an initially favorable adjudicative determination are destroyed. Case files resulting in an adverse adjudicative determination are retained in office files for three calendar years after the close of case and then retired to the National Archives on January 1 of the following year. SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS: Mr. James A. Brewer, 200 W. Adams St., Ste. 1440, Chicago, IL 60606–5226 or SMSgt Daniel E. Friedly, 1690 AF Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330–1690. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries with notary certified signature to: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Information is received from persons requesting Air Force Speakers and Representatives at events, volunteers as speakers or representatives of the Air Force and persons requesting Air Force Bands. EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. [FR Doc. E9–3368 Filed 2–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning Project, Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawai’i, Department of the Army Regulatory File Number POH–2004– 1141 AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Notice of intent. SUMMARY: The Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC proposes to construct E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 30 / Tuesday, February 17, 2009 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES a seawater air conditioning system (SWAC) at Kaka’ako on the south shore of O’ahu in order to provide a renewable-energy air conditioning system for downtown Honolulu buildings. The applicants propose to construct intake and return pipelines in adjacent coastal waters to utilize available deep, offshore cold seawater for their planned onshore cooling plant. The proposed pipeline staging and installation sites are located within the navigable waters of the United States and the proposed activity is subject to the regulatory jurisdiction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. DATES: In order to be considered in preparation of the DEIS, comments and suggestions should be received no later than March 20, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District; ATTN: Regulatory Branch (CEPOH–EC–R/P. Galloway); Building 230; Fort Shafter, HI 96858–5440. Facsimile comments can be sent to 808– 438–4060. Comments may also be submitted via e-mail to: honoluluswac@usace.army.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) should be addressed to: Mr. Peter Galloway (see ADDRESSES), Telephone 808–438–8416. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC proposes to develop a seawater air conditioning system (SWAC) to serve the downtown area of Honolulu. The SWAC system would utilize available deep, cold seawater obtained offshore of Kaka’ako on the south shore of O’ahu. To obtain, utilize, and return seawater, the applicant proposes to construct a 63-inch diameter seawater intake pipe extending offshore approximately four miles, to a depth of 1,770 feet; a 55-inch diameter seawater return pipe extending offshore approximately 2,000 feet, to a depth of 150 feet; an on-shore cooling station containing pumps, heat exchangers and auxiliary chillers; and a network of distribution pipes to circulate cooled fresh water from the station to customer buildings in the downtown area. In addition, the applicant proposes to use an area along the western shore of Sand Island and the adjoining channel area of Ke’ehi Lagoon for pipeline assembly and staging prior to towing and installing the lines at the project site. Individual pipe segments would be heat-fused to form longer segments and then flange-bolted to form a continuous line. VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:45 Feb 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 At the project site, the pipelines would be buried from behind the shore to some depth offshore in order to reduce negative impacts to the benthic environment and to protect the pipes from high waves and storm surge in the nearshore zone. The offshore portions of the intake and return pipelines, which would be installed adjacent to each other, would be supported on pre-cast concrete supports which would be placed on the pipelines prior to their filling and sinking at the project site. The seaward end of the intake line would be unscreened and would terminate in a right-angle elbow, such that water would be drawn down into the pipe from about 14 feet above the sea bottom. The seaward end of the return pipeline would terminate in a diffuser section extending from depths of 120 to 150 feet. The proposed project would involve work or structures in or affecting the course, condition, location or capacity of navigable waters of the United States. It would also involve the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States. Federal authorization of the project will therefore require issuance of a Department of the Army (DA) permit pursuant to both Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 403) and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344). In addition to the no-action alternative and the applicant’s proposal, other alternatives to be considered in the DEIS may include: (1) Project utilizing different technology; (2) project with different size, alignment or location. Potentially significant impacts identified to date and to be addressed in the DEIS include: (1) Reduction in demand for fossil fuel-based electrical energy consumption in the service area; (2) setting of precedent for use of largescale SWAC on O’ahu; (3) commitment to long-term presence of elevated intake and outfall pipelines in navigable waters which will require avoidance by future activities that could damage the lines; (4) temporary (estimated 10month) displacement of canoe paddlers and other users of the Ke’ehi Lagoon pipeline staging area; (5) short-term and long-term changes in benthic habitat; (6) entrainment of sea life by the unscreened seawater intake during system operation; (7) effects of project construction and operation on federally protected species (sea turtles, cetaceans, monk seals); (8) uncertain long-term water quality effects of discharged return flow. The decision whether to issue a DA permit will be based on an evaluation of the probable impacts, including PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7403 cumulative impacts, of the proposed activity on the public interest. That decision will reflect the national concern for both protection and utilization of important resources. The benefit, which reasonably may be expected to accrue from the proposal, must be balanced against its reasonably foreseeable detriments. All factors which may be relevant to the proposal will be considered, including the cumulative effects thereof: among these are conservation, economics, aesthetics, general environmental concerns, wetlands, historic values, fish and wildlife values, flood hazards, floodplain values, land use, navigation, shoreline erosion and accretion, recreation, water supply and conservation, water quality, energy needs, safety, food and fiber production, mineral needs, considerations of property ownership and, in general, the needs and welfare of the people. Evaluation of the impact of the activity on the public interest will include application of the guidelines promulgated by the Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency (40 CFR Part 230). The Corps anticipates that consultations will be required pursuant to provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Before a final DA permit can be issued, the applicant must first obtain a Hawai’i Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program federal consistency certification issued by the State of Hawai’i Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, and a Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification, or waiver thereof, issued by the State of Hawai’i Department of Health. The Corps invites participation in the EIS process of affected federal, state and local agencies; affected Hawaiian organizations, individuals and practitioners; and other interested private organizations and parties. The applicant has previously issued a statelevel DEIS pursuant to requirements of the Hawai’i Revised Statutes (HRS Chapter 343). All comments received in response to this NOI will be considered when determining the scope of the federal DEIS. A public scoping meeting will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2009, at the McKinley High School Cafeteria, 1039 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawai’i, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., to help determine the scope of analysis of the proposed action. The scoping meeting will also be announced in local media. E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1 7404 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 30 / Tuesday, February 17, 2009 / Notices Interested parties are encouraged to express their views during the scoping process and throughout the development of alternatives and the federal DEIS. To be most helpful, comments should clearly describe specific environmental topics or issues which the commenter believes the document should address. Further information concerning the proposed or the scoping meeting may be obtained from Peter C. Galloway (see ADDRESSES). The DEIS is expected to be published and circulated for review in mid-2009, and the final EIS is expected to be completed 4 to 6 months later. Dated: February 3, 2009. John W. Henderson, Major, U.S. Army, Acting Commander. [FR Doc. E9–3251 Filed 2–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E9–3250 Filed 2–13–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army BILLING CODE 3710–08–P Availability for Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Polarization Correlation Signal Processing for Ladars and Radars Department of the Army Department of the Army, DoD. Notice. In accordance with 37 CFR 404.6 and 404.7, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in U.S. Patent No. 6,967,617 entitled ‘‘Polarization Correlation Signal Processing for Ladars and Radars,’’ issued on November 22, 2005. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention. ADDRESSES: Office of Research and Technology Applications, SDMC– RDTC–TDL (Ms. Susan D. McRae), Bldg. 5220, Von Braun Complex, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Joan Gilsdorf, Patent Attorney, e-mail: joan.gilsdorf@smdc.army.mil; (256) 955–3213 or Ms. Susan D. McRae, Office of Research and Technology Applications, e-mail: susan.mcrae@smdc.army.mil; (256) 955–1501. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The invention pertains to correlating a received waveform of a wideband electromagnetic signal with a predetermined waveform. A correlating polarimeter includes a first antenna for receiving an electromagnetic signal and a modulator interconnected with the first antenna for modulating the sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:45 Feb 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 [Docket ID USA–2009–0002] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Department of the Army, DoD. Notice to add a system of AGENCY: ACTION: records. SUMMARY: The Department of the Army is proposing to add a system of records in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. DATES: The proposed action will be effective on March 19, 2009 unless comments are received that would result in a contrary determination. ADDRESSES: Department of the Army, Freedom of Information/Privacy Division, U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency, 7701 Telegraph Road, Casey Building, Suite 144, Alexandria, VA 22325–3905. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Dickerson at (703) 428–6513. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of the Army 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 proposed system report, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, was submitted on January 30, 2009, to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to paragraph 4c of Appendix I to OMB Circular No. A–130, ‘Federal Agency Responsibilities for Maintaining Records About Individuals’, dated February 8, 1996 (February 20, 1996, 61 FR 6427). Dated: February 11, 2009. Morgan E. Frazier, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. A0195–2d USACIDC DoD SYSTEM NAME: Defense Criminal Investigation DNA Database and Sample Repository; CODIS Records. SYSTEM LOCATION: U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, 4930 N 31st Street, Forest Park, GA 30297–5205. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AGENCY: ACTION: electromagnetic signal. A modulated electromagnetic signal results that contains a different polarization state for each frequency of the electromagnetic signal with the amplitude of each frequency component of the modulated electromagnetic signal being a function of the particular polarization state of each frequency component of the electromagnetic signal. The correlating polarimeter may also include a linear polarizer that can be configured to pass a first predetermined polarization of the modulated electromagnetic signal through a first output thereof, a first receiver for receiving and demodulating the electromagnetic signal from the linear polarizer and outputting a received waveform, and a correlator interconnected with the first receiver to compare the received waveform to a predetermined waveform and output a correlation indicator. Department of Defense military personnel from whom DNA has been collected under applicable laws and regulations as noted below under authority for maintenance of the system. Civilians from whom DNA has been collected by military investigators under applicable laws and regulations as noted below under authority for maintenance of the system. Civilian or military family members who are the close biological relatives of missing persons and who voluntarily provide specimens for DNA typing. Persons associated with law enforcement and/or criminal investigations reported as missing or whose whereabouts are unknown and sought. DoD civilian and contractor personnel working at the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory or other law enforcement activities who provide specimens for DNA typing for elimination purposes and/or whose names are required for sample processing. Persons of unknown identity whose DNA is recovered from a crime scene or carried away from a crime scene. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Specimen collections from which a DNA analysis can be obtained (buccal (oral) samples, blood samples), and DNA analyses. Accession number, collection kit number, specimen tracking information, collection date, E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 30 (Tuesday, February 17, 2009)]
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[FR Doc No: E9-3251]


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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 Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning Project, Honolulu, O'ahu, 
Hawai'i, Department of the Army Regulatory File Number POH-2004-1141

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

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC proposes to 
construct

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a seawater air conditioning system (SWAC) at Kaka'ako on the south 
shore of O'ahu in order to provide a renewable-energy air conditioning 
system for downtown Honolulu buildings. The applicants propose to 
construct intake and return pipelines in adjacent coastal waters to 
utilize available deep, offshore cold seawater for their planned 
onshore cooling plant. The proposed pipeline staging and installation 
sites are located within the navigable waters of the United States and 
the proposed activity is subject to the regulatory jurisdiction of the 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

DATES: In order to be considered in preparation of the DEIS, comments 
and suggestions should be received no later than March 20, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 
Honolulu District; ATTN: Regulatory Branch (CEPOH-EC-R/P. Galloway); 
Building 230; Fort Shafter, HI 96858-5440. Facsimile comments can be 
sent to 808-438-4060. Comments may also be submitted via e-mail to: 
honoluluswac@usace.army.mil.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action 
and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) should be addressed 
to: Mr. Peter Galloway (see ADDRESSES), Telephone 808-438-8416.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, LLC 
proposes to develop a seawater air conditioning system (SWAC) to serve 
the downtown area of Honolulu. The SWAC system would utilize available 
deep, cold seawater obtained offshore of Kaka'ako on the south shore of 
O'ahu.
    To obtain, utilize, and return seawater, the applicant proposes to 
construct a 63-inch diameter seawater intake pipe extending offshore 
approximately four miles, to a depth of 1,770 feet; a 55-inch diameter 
seawater return pipe extending offshore approximately 2,000 feet, to a 
depth of 150 feet; an on-shore cooling station containing pumps, heat 
exchangers and auxiliary chillers; and a network of distribution pipes 
to circulate cooled fresh water from the station to customer buildings 
in the downtown area. In addition, the applicant proposes to use an 
area along the western shore of Sand Island and the adjoining channel 
area of Ke'ehi Lagoon for pipeline assembly and staging prior to towing 
and installing the lines at the project site. Individual pipe segments 
would be heat-fused to form longer segments and then flange-bolted to 
form a continuous line.
    At the project site, the pipelines would be buried from behind the 
shore to some depth offshore in order to reduce negative impacts to the 
benthic environment and to protect the pipes from high waves and storm 
surge in the nearshore zone. The offshore portions of the intake and 
return pipelines, which would be installed adjacent to each other, 
would be supported on pre-cast concrete supports which would be placed 
on the pipelines prior to their filling and sinking at the project 
site. The seaward end of the intake line would be unscreened and would 
terminate in a right-angle elbow, such that water would be drawn down 
into the pipe from about 14 feet above the sea bottom. The seaward end 
of the return pipeline would terminate in a diffuser section extending 
from depths of 120 to 150 feet.
    The proposed project would involve work or structures in or 
affecting the course, condition, location or capacity of navigable 
waters of the United States. It would also involve the discharge of 
dredged or fill material into waters of the United States. Federal 
authorization of the project will therefore require issuance of a 
Department of the Army (DA) permit pursuant to both Section 10 of the 
Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 403) and Section 404 of the 
Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344).
    In addition to the no-action alternative and the applicant's 
proposal, other alternatives to be considered in the DEIS may include: 
(1) Project utilizing different technology; (2) project with different 
size, alignment or location.
    Potentially significant impacts identified to date and to be 
addressed in the DEIS include: (1) Reduction in demand for fossil fuel-
based electrical energy consumption in the service area; (2) setting of 
precedent for use of large-scale SWAC on O'ahu; (3) commitment to long-
term presence of elevated intake and outfall pipelines in navigable 
waters which will require avoidance by future activities that could 
damage the lines; (4) temporary (estimated 10-month) displacement of 
canoe paddlers and other users of the Ke'ehi Lagoon pipeline staging 
area; (5) short-term and long-term changes in benthic habitat; (6) 
entrainment of sea life by the unscreened seawater intake during system 
operation; (7) effects of project construction and operation on 
federally protected species (sea turtles, cetaceans, monk seals); (8) 
uncertain long-term water quality effects of discharged return flow.
    The decision whether to issue a DA permit will be based on an 
evaluation of the probable impacts, including cumulative impacts, of 
the proposed activity on the public interest. That decision will 
reflect the national concern for both protection and utilization of 
important resources. The benefit, which reasonably may be expected to 
accrue from the proposal, must be balanced against its reasonably 
foreseeable detriments. All factors which may be relevant to the 
proposal will be considered, including the cumulative effects thereof: 
among these are conservation, economics, aesthetics, general 
environmental concerns, wetlands, historic values, fish and wildlife 
values, flood hazards, floodplain values, land use, navigation, 
shoreline erosion and accretion, recreation, water supply and 
conservation, water quality, energy needs, safety, food and fiber 
production, mineral needs, considerations of property ownership and, in 
general, the needs and welfare of the people. Evaluation of the impact 
of the activity on the public interest will include application of the 
guidelines promulgated by the Administrator, Environmental Protection 
Agency (40 CFR Part 230).
    The Corps anticipates that consultations will be required pursuant 
to provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act, Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, and Section 
106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Before a final DA permit 
can be issued, the applicant must first obtain a Hawai'i Coastal Zone 
Management (CZM) Program federal consistency certification issued by 
the State of Hawai'i Department of Business, Economic Development and 
Tourism, and a Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification, 
or waiver thereof, issued by the State of Hawai'i Department of Health.
    The Corps invites participation in the EIS process of affected 
federal, state and local agencies; affected Hawaiian organizations, 
individuals and practitioners; and other interested private 
organizations and parties. The applicant has previously issued a state-
level DEIS pursuant to requirements of the Hawai'i Revised Statutes 
(HRS Chapter 343). All comments received in response to this NOI will 
be considered when determining the scope of the federal DEIS.
    A public scoping meeting will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2009, 
at the McKinley High School Cafeteria, 1039 South King Street, 
Honolulu, Hawai'i, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., to help determine 
the scope of analysis of the proposed action. The scoping meeting will 
also be announced in local media.

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Interested parties are encouraged to express their views during the 
scoping process and throughout the development of alternatives and the 
federal DEIS. To be most helpful, comments should clearly describe 
specific environmental topics or issues which the commenter believes 
the document should address. Further information concerning the 
proposed or the scoping meeting may be obtained from Peter C. Galloway 
(see ADDRESSES). The DEIS is expected to be published and circulated 
for review in mid-2009, and the final EIS is expected to be completed 4 
to 6 months later.

    Dated: February 3, 2009.
John W. Henderson,
Major, U.S. Army, Acting Commander.
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