United States Section; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for Emergency Repairs to the Presidio Flood Control Project in Presidio, TX, 14999 [E9-7422]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 62 / Thursday, April 2, 2009 / Notices items, 2 projectile points, 3 pieces of leather, and 4 ecofacts. Sometime between 1985 and 1990, the Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, MT, sent the human remains and associated funerary objects to the University of Idaho. There is little known about the Bullis Creek collection before it came into the possession and control of the University of Idaho. What is known is that the site was documented by Mr. Lahren as a primary ‘‘neo-Indian’’ burial on property owned by the Brawner/Bullis families. In addition, the Museum of the Rockies had determined that the human remains were Crow, presumably by the location of the interment, clothing and beadwork style, and the other associated funerary objects. Historic, ethnographic, and legal documents affirmed the Museum of the Rockies’ cultural affiliation of this reservation period collection through the cultural continuity exhibited in patterns of residence and stronglyrepresented painted motifs of the beadwork. Based on this information, the officials of the University of Idaho, Laboratory of Anthropology reasonably believe that the human remains are culturally affiliated to the Crow Tribe of Montana. Officials of the University of Idaho, Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of four individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the University of Idaho, Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 601 objects described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony. Lastly, officials of the University of Idaho, Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and the Crow Tribe of Montana. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Leah K. Evans-Janke, Collections Manager, University of Idaho, Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology, Phinney Hall 101, Moscow, ID 83844– 1111, telephone (208) 885–3733, before May 4, 2009. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:43 Apr 01, 2009 Jkt 217001 to the Crow Tribe of Montana may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The University of Idaho, Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology is responsible for notifying the Crow Tribe of Montana that this notice has been published. Dated: March 25, 2009. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E9–7407 Filed 4–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO United States Section; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for Emergency Repairs to the Presidio Flood Control Project in Presidio, TX AGENCY: United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico. ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment. SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed action of constructing emergency repairs within a 3000-foot reach of the Presidio Flood Control Levee. This notice is being provided as required by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR 1501.7) and the USIBWC’s Operating Procedures for Implementing Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), to obtain suggestions and information from other agencies and the public on the scope of issues to be addressed in the EA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Daniel Borunda, Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Management Division, USIBWC, 4171 North Mesa Street, C–100, El Paso, Texas 79932 or e-mail: danielborunda@ibwc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The USIBWC operates and maintains the Presidio Flood Control Project (FCP) located along the Rio Grande within the city of Presidio, Texas. The FCP extends approximately 15.2 miles, from Haciendita, upstream of the Rio PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14999 Conchos confluence, and ending downstream of Presidio near Brito Creek. In September and October 2008, the Presidio FCP levees sustained major flood damage from overtopping, underseepage, and erosion. The USIBWC intends to prepare an EA to assess impacts associated with emergency repairs of a 3000-foot section of levee near Station 7+000 that is susceptible to under-seepage and possible levee failure. Recent geotechnical evaluations have identified this reach as requiring immediate attention in order to provide flood control protection to the city of Presidio in preparation of the regional monsoon season. The levee reach is located in the upper levee segment of the Presidio Flood Control project near the Cibolo Creek. The location of the deficient area requires immediate action by the USIBWC in order to ameliorate the eminent risk of levee failure. Alternatives In order to remediate the potential levee failure, within the 3000-foot reach, the USIBWC is proposing several alternatives actions, including: (1) Noaction; (2) slurry-trench; (3) slurry trench with geotechnical membrane; and (4) sheet piling. The NEPA analysis and documentation will identify and evaluate all relevant impacts, conditions, and issues associated with the proposed alternative actions. Dated: March 27, 2009. Robert McCarthy, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 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INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO


United States Section; Notice of Intent To Prepare an 
Environmental Assessment for Emergency Repairs to the Presidio Flood 
Control Project in Presidio, TX

AGENCY: United States Section, International Boundary and Water 
Commission, United States and Mexico.

ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment.

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SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that pursuant to section 
102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as 
amended, the United States Section, International Boundary and Water 
Commission (USIBWC) intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) 
for the proposed action of constructing emergency repairs within a 
3000-foot reach of the Presidio Flood Control Levee. This notice is 
being provided as required by the Council on Environmental Quality 
Regulations (40 CFR 1501.7) and the USIBWC's Operating Procedures for 
Implementing Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA), to obtain suggestions and information from other agencies and 
the public on the scope of issues to be addressed in the EA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Daniel Borunda, Environmental 
Protection Specialist, Environmental Management Division, USIBWC, 4171 
North Mesa Street, C-100, El Paso, Texas 79932 or e-mail: 
danielborunda@ibwc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The USIBWC operates and maintains the Presidio Flood Control 
Project (FCP) located along the Rio Grande within the city of Presidio, 
Texas. The FCP extends approximately 15.2 miles, from Haciendita, 
upstream of the Rio Conchos confluence, and ending downstream of 
Presidio near Brito Creek. In September and October 2008, the Presidio 
FCP levees sustained major flood damage from overtopping, under-
seepage, and erosion. The USIBWC intends to prepare an EA to assess 
impacts associated with emergency repairs of a 3000-foot section of 
levee near Station 7+000 that is susceptible to under-seepage and 
possible levee failure. Recent geotechnical evaluations have identified 
this reach as requiring immediate attention in order to provide flood 
control protection to the city of Presidio in preparation of the 
regional monsoon season. The levee reach is located in the upper levee 
segment of the Presidio Flood Control project near the Cibolo Creek. 
The location of the deficient area requires immediate action by the 
USIBWC in order to ameliorate the eminent risk of levee failure.

Alternatives

    In order to remediate the potential levee failure, within the 3000-
foot reach, the USIBWC is proposing several alternatives actions, 
including: (1) No-action; (2) slurry-trench; (3) slurry trench with 
geotechnical membrane; and (4) sheet piling.
    The NEPA analysis and documentation will identify and evaluate all 
relevant impacts, conditions, and issues associated with the proposed 
alternative actions.

    Dated: March 27, 2009.
Robert McCarthy,
General Counsel.
[FR Doc. E9-7422 Filed 4-1-09; 8:45 am]
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