North Bay Water Recycling Program (formerly North San Pablo Bay Restoration and Reuse Project), California, 22175-22176 [E9-11040]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 90 / Tuesday, May 12, 2009 / Notices Evaluation, Office of Finance and Budget, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 755–7500 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is submitting the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Loan/ Application Register. OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502–0539. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The HMDA Loan/Application Register collects information from mortgage lenders on application for, and originations and purchases of, mortgage and home improvement loans. Nondepository mortgage lending institutions are required to use the information generated as a running log throughout the calendar year, and send the information to HUD by March 1 of the following calendar year. Agency form numbers, if applicable: FR HMDA–LAR. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The estimated total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection is 132,000; the number of respondents is 1,100 generating approximately 1,100 annual responses; the frequency of response is on occasion and annually; and the estimated time needed to prepare the response is an average of 120 hours. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:14 May 11, 2009 Jkt 217001 22175 Status of the proposed information collection: This is an extension of a currently approved collection. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, as amended. North Bay Water Recycling Program (formerly North San Pablo Bay Restoration and Reuse Project), California Dated: May 5, 2009. Ronald Y. Spraker, Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing—Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. E9–10980 Filed 5–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5311–N–01] Notice of Availability: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Capital Fund Recovery Competition Grants AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Through this notice, HUD announces the availability on its Web site of the application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing the availability of $995 million in Capital Fund Recovery Competition Grants under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The assistance is intended to preserve and create jobs, promote economic recovery, assist those impacted by the recession, and invest in transportation, environment, and infrastructure that will provide longterm economic benefits. The notice establishing the program requirements is available on the HUD Web site at: http://www.hud.gov/recovery. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have a question or need a clarification, you may contact the Office of Capital Improvements by sending an email message to PIHOCI@hud.gov. Please see http://www.hud.gov/offices/ pih/programs/ph/capfund/ocir.cfm, which can be accessed from http:// www.hud.gov/recovery/, for additional information. Dated: May 5, 2009. Paula O. Blunt, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. [FR Doc. E9–11162 Filed 5–8–09; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Reclamation AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) and notice of public hearings. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), as the National Environmental Policy Act Federal lead agency, and the Sonoma County Water Agency, acting as administrator for the North Bay Water Reuse Authority (NBWRA) and the California Environmental Quality Act State lead agency, have made available for public review and comment the North Bay Water Recycling Program Draft EIS/EIR. The purpose of the project is to create a regional wastewater reuse project to provide recycled water for agricultural, urban, and environmental uses as an alternative to discharging treated wastewater to San Pablo Bay. In this way, water demand issues and wastewater discharge issues of the region can be addressed in an integrated and synergistic manner. Three public hearings will be held to receive comments from individuals and organizations on the Draft EIS/EIR. DATES: Three public hearings have been scheduled to receive oral or written comments regarding environmental effects: • June 9, 2009, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Novato, CA. • June 10, 2009, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sonoma, CA. • June 11, 2009, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Napa, CA. A 1-hour open house to view project information and interact with the project team will precede the public hearings. The Draft EIS/EIR will be available for a 60-day public review period. Comments are due by July 13, 2009. ADDRESSES: The public hearings will be held at the following locations: • Novato at Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1560 Hill Road. • Sonoma at Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa Street. • Napa at Napa Elks Lodge, 2840 Soscol Avenue. Written comments on the Draft EIS/ EIR should be sent to Mr. Marc Bautista, Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 22176 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 90 / Tuesday, May 12, 2009 / Notices 95403; or e-mailed to mbautista@scwa.ca.gov. Copies of the Draft EIS/EIR may be requested from Mr. Marc Bautista, by writing to the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA), P.O. Box 11628, Santa Rosa, CA 95406; by calling 707–547– 1998; or by e-mailing mbautista@scwa.ca.gov. The Draft EIS/EIR is also accessible from the following Web site: http:// www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/ nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=2157. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Marc Bautista, 707–547–1998; mbautista@scwa.ca.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft EIS/EIR documents the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects to the physical, biological, and socioeconomic environment that may result from North Bay Recycled Water Program. The NBWRA, comprised of four wastewater utilities and one water agency in the North San Pablo Bay region of California, plans to expand the use of recycled water and reduce discharge into San Pablo Bay with this long-term inter-agency project. The area encompasses 318 square miles of land in Marin, Sonoma, and Napa Counties. Participants include Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District (LGVSD), Novato Sanitary District (Novato SD), Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District (SVCSD), and Napa Sanitation District (Napa SD). In addition, North Marin Water District and the County of Napa are participating financially and providing support. Sonoma County Water Agency is acting as project administrator, and will be the CEQA Lead Agency. Reclamation is the Federal lead agency for NEPA because the Proposed Action may be partially federally funded under Title XVI of Public Law 102–575, as amended, which provides a mechanism for Federal participation and cost sharing in approved water reuse projects. The North San Pablo Bay regions of Sonoma, Marin and Napa Counties are facing long-term water supply shortfalls. Surface and groundwater supplies within these areas are limited, and some local groundwater basins are overpumped, with detrimental effects on water levels and water quality. Recycled water can augment local water supplies on a regional basis, provide water that meets agricultural and municipal nonpotable quality needs, and provide increased reliability. Additionally, reliable water supply is needed in order to continue the restoration of tidal wetlands in San Pablo Bay that contain habitat for endangered and threatened species. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:14 May 11, 2009 Jkt 217001 Wastewater treatment agencies also face strict regulatory limits on the timing and quality of the treated wastewater they can discharge to San Pablo Bay, as well as the rivers and streams that flow to it. By treating wastewater to the stricter regulatory levels required for reuse, the agencies can recycle the water productively to address water supply needs and reduce the amount released to San Pablo Bay and its tributaries. The project would provide recycled water for agricultural, urban, and environmental uses thereby reducing reliance on local and imported surface water and groundwater supplies and reducing the amount of treated effluent releases to San Pablo Bay and its tributaries. Some of the project benefits include reduction of wastewater discharge to regional waterways and the resulting environmental benefit to fish and wildlife. NBWRA has developed a regional program for expanding cooperative water reuse within the North San Pablo Bay region. The Proposed Action consists of distribution facilities, treatment capacity improvements, and storage to make between 17,000 and 25,000 acre-feet per year of recycled water available for environmental, agricultural, and municipal reuse, consistent with the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, pertaining to the use of tertiary-treated recycled water. At this time, there are no known or possible Indian trust assets or environmental justice issues associated with the Proposed Action. Special Assistance for Public Meetings If special assistance is required to participate in the public meetings, please contact David White at 916–978– 5074, TDD 916–978–5608, or via e-mail at dtwhite@mp.usbr.gov. Please notify Mr. White as far in advance as possible to enable Reclamation to secure the needed services. If a request cannot be honored, the requestor will be notified. A telephone device for the hearing impaired (TDD) is available at 916–978– 5608. Public Disclosure Before including your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: April 1, 2009. Richard M. Johnson, Acting Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. E9–11040 Filed 5–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–R–2009–N0027];[60138–1265– 6CCP–S3] Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan for 12 National Wildlife Refuges in North Dakota AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability: final comprehensive conservation plan and finding of no significant impact for environmental assessment. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce that our final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for 12 National Wildlife Refuges (Refuges) in the State of North Dakota is available. This final CCP describes how we intend to manage these particular Refuges in the State for the next 15 years. ADDRESSES: To obtain a copy of the CCP, write to John Esperance, Division of Refuge Planning, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 134 Union Boulevard, Suite 300, Lakewood, CO 80228; or download a copy from http://mountainprairie.fws.gov/planning. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Esperance, 303–236–4369 (phone); 303– 236–4792 (fax); or John_Esperance@ fws.gov (e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 12 North Dakota Refuges this CCP covers are Audubon, Chase Lake, Kellys Slough, Lake Alice, Lake Ilo, Lake Nettie, Lake Zahl, McLean, Shell Lake, Stump Lake, Stewart Lake, and White Lake. These sites are located throughout the State of North Dakota. All 12 Refuges were established under authority to provide breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. These 12 Refuges conserve, restore, and enhance the ecological diversity of grasslands and wetlands of the North Dakota prairie to support healthy populations of ducks and geese, other migratory birds, and native species. Through this work, these 12 Refuges provide vital resting and breeding habitat. We made available our draft CCP and environmental assessment to the public for a 30-day review and comment period by publishing a Federal Register notice E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


North Bay Water Recycling Program (formerly North San Pablo Bay 
Restoration and Reuse Project), California

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) and notice of public 
hearings.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), as the National 
Environmental Policy Act Federal lead agency, and the Sonoma County 
Water Agency, acting as administrator for the North Bay Water Reuse 
Authority (NBWRA) and the California Environmental Quality Act State 
lead agency, have made available for public review and comment the 
North Bay Water Recycling Program Draft EIS/EIR. The purpose of the 
project is to create a regional wastewater reuse project to provide 
recycled water for agricultural, urban, and environmental uses as an 
alternative to discharging treated wastewater to San Pablo Bay. In this 
way, water demand issues and wastewater discharge issues of the region 
can be addressed in an integrated and synergistic manner. Three public 
hearings will be held to receive comments from individuals and 
organizations on the Draft EIS/EIR.

DATES: Three public hearings have been scheduled to receive oral or 
written comments regarding environmental effects:
     June 9, 2009, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Novato, CA.
     June 10, 2009, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sonoma, CA.
     June 11, 2009, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Napa, CA.
    A 1-hour open house to view project information and interact with 
the project team will precede the public hearings.
    The Draft EIS/EIR will be available for a 60-day public review 
period. Comments are due by July 13, 2009.

ADDRESSES: The public hearings will be held at the following locations:
     Novato at Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1560 Hill Road.
     Sonoma at Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa Street.
     Napa at Napa Elks Lodge, 2840 Soscol Avenue.
    Written comments on the Draft EIS/EIR should be sent to Mr. Marc 
Bautista, Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Boulevard, Santa 
Rosa, CA

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95403; or e-mailed to mbautista@scwa.ca.gov.
    Copies of the Draft EIS/EIR may be requested from Mr. Marc 
Bautista, by writing to the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA), P.O. Box 
11628, Santa Rosa, CA 95406; by calling 707-547-1998; or by e-mailing 
mbautista@scwa.ca.gov.
    The Draft EIS/EIR is also accessible from the following Web site: 
http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=2157.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Marc Bautista, 707-547-1998; 
mbautista@scwa.ca.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft EIS/EIR documents the direct, 
indirect, and cumulative effects to the physical, biological, and 
socioeconomic environment that may result from North Bay Recycled Water 
Program.
    The NBWRA, comprised of four wastewater utilities and one water 
agency in the North San Pablo Bay region of California, plans to expand 
the use of recycled water and reduce discharge into San Pablo Bay with 
this long-term inter-agency project. The area encompasses 318 square 
miles of land in Marin, Sonoma, and Napa Counties. Participants include 
Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District (LGVSD), Novato Sanitary District 
(Novato SD), Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District (SVCSD), and Napa 
Sanitation District (Napa SD). In addition, North Marin Water District 
and the County of Napa are participating financially and providing 
support. Sonoma County Water Agency is acting as project administrator, 
and will be the CEQA Lead Agency. Reclamation is the Federal lead 
agency for NEPA because the Proposed Action may be partially federally 
funded under Title XVI of Public Law 102-575, as amended, which 
provides a mechanism for Federal participation and cost sharing in 
approved water reuse projects.
    The North San Pablo Bay regions of Sonoma, Marin and Napa Counties 
are facing long-term water supply shortfalls. Surface and groundwater 
supplies within these areas are limited, and some local groundwater 
basins are overpumped, with detrimental effects on water levels and 
water quality. Recycled water can augment local water supplies on a 
regional basis, provide water that meets agricultural and municipal 
nonpotable quality needs, and provide increased reliability.
    Additionally, reliable water supply is needed in order to continue 
the restoration of tidal wetlands in San Pablo Bay that contain habitat 
for endangered and threatened species. Wastewater treatment agencies 
also face strict regulatory limits on the timing and quality of the 
treated wastewater they can discharge to San Pablo Bay, as well as the 
rivers and streams that flow to it. By treating wastewater to the 
stricter regulatory levels required for reuse, the agencies can recycle 
the water productively to address water supply needs and reduce the 
amount released to San Pablo Bay and its tributaries.
    The project would provide recycled water for agricultural, urban, 
and environmental uses thereby reducing reliance on local and imported 
surface water and groundwater supplies and reducing the amount of 
treated effluent releases to San Pablo Bay and its tributaries. Some of 
the project benefits include reduction of wastewater discharge to 
regional waterways and the resulting environmental benefit to fish and 
wildlife.
    NBWRA has developed a regional program for expanding cooperative 
water reuse within the North San Pablo Bay region. The Proposed Action 
consists of distribution facilities, treatment capacity improvements, 
and storage to make between 17,000 and 25,000 acre-feet per year of 
recycled water available for environmental, agricultural, and municipal 
reuse, consistent with the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, 
pertaining to the use of tertiary-treated recycled water. At this time, 
there are no known or possible Indian trust assets or environmental 
justice issues associated with the Proposed Action.

Special Assistance for Public Meetings

    If special assistance is required to participate in the public 
meetings, please contact David White at 916-978- 5074, TDD 916-978-
5608, or via e-mail at dtwhite@mp.usbr.gov. Please notify Mr. White as 
far in advance as possible to enable Reclamation to secure the needed 
services. If a request cannot be honored, the requestor will be 
notified. A telephone device for the hearing impaired (TDD) is 
available at 916-978-5608.

Public Disclosure

    Before including your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, 
or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should 
be aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Dated: April 1, 2009.
Richard M. Johnson,
Acting Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. E9-11040 Filed 5-11-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-MN-P