Notice of Intent To Terminate the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Potable Water Supply for Washington Parish Reservoir Project, 33217-33218 [E9-16344]

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E9–16325 Filed 7–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Notice of Intent To Terminate the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Potable Water Supply for Washington Parish Reservoir Project AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1 33218 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 131 / Friday, July 10, 2009 / Notices Notice of intent. The Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers, is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process for the proposed Potable Water Supply Project for Washington Parish, Louisiana, is terminated. The original Notice of Intent for this EIS process was published in the Federal Register on March 28, 2008 (73 FR 16653). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Dove-Jackson at (601) 631–7136, Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers, 4155 Clay Street, CEMVK–OD–FE, Vicksburg, MS 39183–3435. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, has terminated the EIS process begun in March 2008, for the proposed potable water supply project located in Washington Parish. 1. The Washington Parish Reservoir Commission completed a site selection study (January 2005) to determine a recommended best source of future potable water for Washington Parish. The study concluded that the creation of a surface water reservoir by damming Bogalusa Creek was the most desirable alternative. The Washington Parish Reservoir Commission subsequently completed a preliminary engineering report (December 2006) that presented preliminary design, planning level costs estimates, and preliminary construction plans for a water supply reservoir. Based upon review of the information submitted with the permit application, the Corps concluded that the proposed project had the potential for significant impacts to the human and natural environment. The proposed project would impact approximately 826 acres of waters of the United States, including wetlands, which are regulated by the Corps, and require a Department of the Army permit to comply with section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The proposed project would also impact cultural resources, threatened and endangered species, and 65 property owners. 2. A public scoping meeting was held on April 10, 2008. Public notice was given for the time and place of the meeting, and approximately 65 people were in attendance. Coordination with Federal, State and local agencies, and private organizations and citizens was initiated, to ensure that the full range of issues related to the proposed action would be addressed and all issues identified. 3. Due to substantial modifications to the originally submitted application for a Department of the Army section 404 permit, and significant changes to the sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 22:16 Jul 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 scope of the proposed project, the permit application has been withdrawn and the EIS process has been terminated. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Dated: July 1, 2009. Michael C. Wehr, Colonel, Corps of Engineers, District Commander. [FR Doc. E9–16344 Filed 7–9–09; 8:45 am] [Docket ID USAF–2009–0042] AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, ACTION: Notice to delete a system of records. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Inland Waterways Users Board AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. Notice of open meeting. SUMMARY: In Accordance with 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), announcement is made of the forthcoming meeting. Name of Committee: Inland Waterways Users Board (Board). Date: August 11, 2009. Location: Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, KY 42003–1500, with accommodations at the Courtyard by Marriott Paducah, 3835 Technology Drive, Paducah, KY 42001 (270– 442–3600 or 1–800–321–2211). Time: Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the meeting is scheduled to adjourn at approximately 1 p.m. Agenda: The Board will consider its project investment priorities for the next year, and hear briefings on the status of the funding for inland navigation projects and studies, the status of the Inland Waterways Trust Fund, and the status of program management team activities for a future business model for the inland waterways system. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mark R. Pointon, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CECW–ID, 441 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20314–1000; Ph: 202–761–4691. The meeting is open to the public. Any interested person may attend, appear before, or file statements with the committee at the time and in the manner permitted by the committee. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E9–16346 Filed 7–9–09; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: The Department of Air Force proposes to delete a system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. DATES: This proposed action will be effective without further notice on August 10, 2009 unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Air Force Privacy Act Officer, Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, SAF/XCPPI, 1800 Air Force Pentagon, Suite 220, Washington, DC 20330–1800. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Department of the Air Force 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 Department of the Air Force proposes to delete one system of records notice from its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The proposed deletion is not within the purview of subsection (r) of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, which requires the submission of a new or altered system report. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: July 7, 2009. Morgan E. Frazier, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. F061 AFMC A SYSTEM NAME: Aeromedical Research Data (11 June 1997, 62 FR 31793). REASON: The system is no longer in use. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Mr. Ben Swilley at (703) 696–6648. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 131 (Friday, July 10, 2009)]
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[FR Doc No: E9-16344]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Notice of Intent To Terminate the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) for the Potable Water Supply for Washington Parish 
Reservoir Project

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

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ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers, is issuing this 
notice to advise the public that the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) process for the proposed Potable Water Supply Project 
for Washington Parish, Louisiana, is terminated. The original Notice of 
Intent for this EIS process was published in the Federal Register on 
March 28, 2008 (73 FR 16653).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Dove-Jackson at (601) 631-7136, 
Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers, 4155 Clay Street, CEMVK-OD-FE, 
Vicksburg, MS 39183-3435.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg 
District, has terminated the EIS process begun in March 2008, for the 
proposed potable water supply project located in Washington Parish.
    1. The Washington Parish Reservoir Commission completed a site 
selection study (January 2005) to determine a recommended best source 
of future potable water for Washington Parish. The study concluded that 
the creation of a surface water reservoir by damming Bogalusa Creek was 
the most desirable alternative. The Washington Parish Reservoir 
Commission subsequently completed a preliminary engineering report 
(December 2006) that presented preliminary design, planning level costs 
estimates, and preliminary construction plans for a water supply 
reservoir. Based upon review of the information submitted with the 
permit application, the Corps concluded that the proposed project had 
the potential for significant impacts to the human and natural 
environment. The proposed project would impact approximately 826 acres 
of waters of the United States, including wetlands, which are regulated 
by the Corps, and require a Department of the Army permit to comply 
with section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The proposed project would 
also impact cultural resources, threatened and endangered species, and 
65 property owners.
    2. A public scoping meeting was held on April 10, 2008. Public 
notice was given for the time and place of the meeting, and 
approximately 65 people were in attendance. Coordination with Federal, 
State and local agencies, and private organizations and citizens was 
initiated, to ensure that the full range of issues related to the 
proposed action would be addressed and all issues identified.
    3. Due to substantial modifications to the originally submitted 
application for a Department of the Army section 404 permit, and 
significant changes to the scope of the proposed project, the permit 
application has been withdrawn and the EIS process has been terminated.

    Dated: July 1, 2009.
Michael C. Wehr,
Colonel, Corps of Engineers, District Commander.
[FR Doc. E9-16344 Filed 7-9-09; 8:45 am]
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