Amended Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Regional Watershed Supply Project, Notice of Additional Public Scoping Meetings and Extension of Scoping Period, 21665-21666 [E9-10734]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 88 / Friday, May 8, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Development and Implementation of Range-Wide Mission and Major Capabilities at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), New Mexico Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of Availability (NOA). AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of the Army announces the availability of a DEIS that assesses environmental impacts associated with new mission requirements and new test and training capabilities at WSMR. It analyzes the impacts of land use changes that provide for increased research, development, and testing activities. The impacts of expanded off-road maneuver and facilities needed to support increased Future Combat Systems testing and the stationing and training of a Heavy Brigade Combat Team (HBCT) of approximately 3,800 Soldiers is also analyzed. DATES: The public comment period will end 45 days after publication of an NOA in the Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ADDRESSES: For specific questions regarding the DEIS, please contact the White Sands Test Center; Operations Office, Attention: Catherine Giblin, 124 Crozier Street, Building 124, Room B– 15, White Sands Missile Range, NM 88002. Written comments may be mailed to the above address, faxed to (575) 678–4082, or e-mailed to: wsmreis@conus.army.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Monte Marlin, Public Affairs Office, Building 1782, Headquarters Avenue, White Sands Missile Range, NM 88002; (575) 678–1134; or e-mail monte.marlin@us.army.mil. The proposed action would result in a flexible, capabilities-based land use and airspace plan able to accommodate rapidly evolving customer needs, support current and future mission activities, and support a full range of test and training efforts from individual components up through major joint and multinational programs. The DEIS assesses the environmental impacts associated with the testing, training, and stationing activities under the proposed plan. Testing typically involves activities such as missile flight tests, aerial intercepts, air-delivered munitions tests against ground targets, directed energy and various weapon hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:51 May 07, 2009 Jkt 217001 systems tests. Training involves military personnel using the land for maneuver as well as for field evaluation of weapons, equipment, communication systems, or other objectives. Testing, training and stationing require additional infrastructure such as barracks, motor pools, and administrative buildings. Implementation of the Proposed Action is anticipated in 2009 and would begin following the completion of a Final EIS and signing of a Record of Decision (ROD). The stationing of an HBCT at WSMR and other force structure realignment actions across the Army were analyzed in the 2007 Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Army Growth and Force Structure Realignment. The ROD determined that WSMR would receive an HBCT in 2013. The development and implementation of a land use plan and airspace is intended to more fully realize and integrate the capabilities of the WSMR primary mission (research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDTE)) with new training capabilities and Army stationing decisions. Establishing new test and training capabilities requires changing land use designations within the current installation boundaries. These changes would support current and future requirements and allow off-road vehicle maneuver on designated portions of the installation. WSMR will maintain its current RDTE mission and continue to support testing objectives of all military services and federal agencies. The DEIS evaluates and discloses the environmental effects associated with two alternatives and a no action alternative on the natural, cultural, and man made environments at WSMR and in the southern New Mexico region. The no action alternative includes current test capabilities and land use designations with current levels of operations and activities. It also provides the baseline conditions for comparison to the other alternatives. Alternative 1 changes land use to expand testing and maneuver capabilities to include Future Combat Systems or similar programs. It supports the Grow the Army decision to station an HBCT at WSMR by expanding the cantonment area and adding additional supporting infrastructure. Alternative 2 includes those activities described in Alternative 1 and adds additional offroad maneuver areas for testing and training on WSMR. The Army invites full public participation to promote open communication and better decision making, including comment on the DEIS PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21665 and participation in public meetings, which will be announced in advance in local news media. The DEIS is available at local libraries surrounding WSMR and may also be accessed at http:// www.wsmr.army.mil. A Preferred Alternative has not been selected at this time. Comments from the public will be considered before any decision is made regarding the Preferred Alternative or implementation of the Proposed Action. Dated: April 27, 2009. Addison D. Davis, IV, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health). [FR Doc. E9–10603 Filed 5–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Amended Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Regional Watershed Supply Project, Notice of Additional Public Scoping Meetings and Extension of Scoping Period AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period; additional public scoping meetings. SUMMARY: The public scoping comment period for the Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Regional Watershed Supply Project by Million Conservation Resource Group, published in the Federal Register on Friday, March 20, 2009 (74 FR 11920), required comments be submitted by May 19, 2009 following publication in the Federal Register. The comment period has been extended to July 27, 2009. In addition, the COE will be conducting two additional public scoping meetings to describe the Project, preliminary alternatives, the NEPA compliance process, and to solicit input on the issues and alternatives to be evaluated and other related matters. Scoping meetings will be held on: 1. June 10, 2009, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave, Craig, CO. 2. June 11, 2009, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 US Hwy 50, Grand Junction, CO. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions and comments regarding the proposed action and EIS should be addressed to Ms. Rena Brand, Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Denver Regulatory Office, 9307 S. E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1 21666 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 88 / Friday, May 8, 2009 / Notices Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128– 6901; (303) 979–4120; mcrg.eis@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: None. Timothy T. Carey, Chief, Denver Regulatory Office. [FR Doc. E9–10734 Filed 5–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Board on Coastal Engineering Research Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), announcement is made of the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: Board on Coastal Engineering Research. Date of Meeting: June 3–4, 2009. Place: Douglas Pavilion A Ballroom, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, One Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101. Time: 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (June 3, 2009); 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (June 4, 2009). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Inquiries and notice of intent to attend the meeting may be addressed to COL Gary E. Johnston, Executive Secretary, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Waterways Experiment Station, 3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180–6199. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board provides broad policy guidance and review of plans and fund requirements for the conduct of research and development of research projects in consonance with the needs of the coastal engineering field and the objectives of the Chief of Engineers. Proposed Agenda: The goal of the meeting is to examine data needs to enable systems-scale decision making for coastal projects and management. Presentations on Wednesday morning, June 3, will consist of Coastal Working Group Meeting Report; Introduction— Overall Vision of Corps as Data Developers and Users; Flood and Coastal—Data Requirements for Coastal Project Planning, Engineering, Construction, and Operations; Emergency Management—Forecasting Hurricane Gustav, from Numerical Models to -time Data; Navigation—Data Requirements for Coastal Navigation Project Planning, Engineering, Construction, and Operations; Coastal, VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:51 May 07, 2009 Jkt 217001 Navigation, and Emergency Response Data Use; Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA)—Multi-state Data Requirements; and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Digital Coast. The afternoon presentations will include Data to Support Climate Change Studies; Impact of Data on Marine Transportation System Including Management of Threatened and Endangered Species; National Plan on Ocean and Coastal Mapping (OCM)—Long-term Plans/ Direction for OCM; Future of Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)—Longterm Plans/Directions for IOOS; Future Coast—Organized and Sustainable or Chaotic and Dying?—Data Needed to Quantify Conditions and Monitor Change; and Challenges in Future Requirements and Directions: The Way Ahead. The presentations on Thursday, June 4, 2009, include National Perspective on Gaps in Coastal Data; California Sediment Management—Goals, Relationships, Data Needs; Technical Tools for Regional Sediment Management; Regional Sediment Management Plan Development throughout California, Highlighting the San Diego Region; USGS Data Collection Activities in California; San Francisco District Costal Activities and Coastal Watershed Demonstration at Santa Cruz Harbor; and Los Angeles District Activities and Data Utilization. Thursday afternoon, June 4, is devoted to a bus field trip for general attendees and the Board Executive Session to discuss ongoing initiatives and actions. These meetings are open to the public. Participation by the public is scheduled for 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 4. The entire meeting and field trip are open to the public, but since seating capacity is limited, advance notice of attendance is required. Oral participation by public attendees is encouraged during the time scheduled on the agenda; written statements may be submitted prior to the meeting or up to 30 days after the meeting. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E9–10736 Filed 5–7–09; 8:45 am] Office of the Secretary Defense Intelligence Agency National Defense Intelligence College Board of Visitors Closed Meeting AGENCY: Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Defense Intelligence College. ACTION: Notice of closed meeting. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of subsection (d) of section 10 of Public Law 92–463, as amended by section 5 of Public Law 94–409, notice is hereby given that a closed meeting of the Defense Intelligence Agency National Defense Intelligence College Board of Visitors has been scheduled as follows: DATES: Tuesday, June 2, 2009 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Wednesday, June 3, 2009 (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.). ADDRESSES: National Defense Intelligence College, Washington, DC 20340–5100. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. A. Denis Clift, President, DIA National Defense Intelligence College, Washington, DC 20340–5100 (202/231– 3344). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The entire meeting is devoted to the discussion of classified information as defined in section 552b (c) (1), Title 5 of the U.S. Code and therefore will be closed. The Board will discuss several current critical intelligence issues and advise the Director, DIA, as to the successful accomplishment of the mission assigned to the National Defense Intelligence College. Dated: May 5, 2009. Patricia L. Toppings, OSD Federal Register, Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E9–10705 Filed 5–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Rescission of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Dam Powerhouse Rehabilitations and Possible Operational Changes at the Wolf Creek, Center Hill, and Dale Hollow Dams, Kentucky and Tennessee AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice. BILLING CODE 3720–58–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 88 (Friday, May 8, 2009)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E9-10734]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Amended Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Proposed Regional Watershed Supply Project, Notice of 
Additional Public Scoping Meetings and Extension of Scoping Period

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

ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period; additional public scoping 
meetings.

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SUMMARY: The public scoping comment period for the Intent to Prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Regional Watershed Supply 
Project by Million Conservation Resource Group, published in the 
Federal Register on Friday, March 20, 2009 (74 FR 11920), required 
comments be submitted by May 19, 2009 following publication in the 
Federal Register. The comment period has been extended to July 27, 
2009. In addition, the COE will be conducting two additional public 
scoping meetings to describe the Project, preliminary alternatives, the 
NEPA compliance process, and to solicit input on the issues and 
alternatives to be evaluated and other related matters.
    Scoping meetings will be held on:
    1. June 10, 2009, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave, 
Craig, CO.
    2. June 11, 2009, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 US 
Hwy 50, Grand Junction, CO.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions and comments regarding the 
proposed action and EIS should be addressed to Ms. Rena Brand, Project 
Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Denver Regulatory Office, 9307 
S.

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Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128-6901; (303) 979-4120; 
mcrg.eis@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: None.

Timothy T. Carey,
Chief, Denver Regulatory Office.
[FR Doc. E9-10734 Filed 5-7-09; 8:45 am]
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