Delta-Mendota Canal/California Aqueduct Intertie, Alameda County, CA, 34031-34032 [E9-16645]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 133 / Tuesday, July 14, 2009 / Notices throughout the planning process for the Addition. The resulting document provides a framework for management, use, and development options for the Addition by the NPS for the next 15 to 20 years. It describes four management alternatives for consideration, including a no-action alternative that continues current management policies, and the NPS’s preferred alternative. The three action alternatives present a range of ORV opportunities, proposed wilderness, and visitor facilities. The document analyzes the environmental impacts of the alternatives. The four alternatives (with names as they appear in the document) are as follows: Alternative A: No-Action Alternative—the continuation of current management practices and trends. The enabling legislation would be the longterm document to guide management and development of the Preserve. Alternative B: The general theme is to enable visitor participation in a wide variety of challenging outdoor recreational experiences. This alternative would provide access to up to 140 miles of sustainable primary ORV trails, while proposing a relatively small amount of wilderness. Secondary ORV trails, as defined in the plan, could be designated in any of the backcountry recreation areas, approximately 94,817 acres or 65 percent of the Addition. Preferred Alternative: The general theme is to provide a diversity of frontcountry and backcountry recreational opportunities, enhance day use opportunities along road corridors, and preserve opportunities for selfreliant recreation. This alternative would provide access to up to 140 miles of sustainable primary ORV trails, while proposing a modest amount of wilderness. Secondary ORV trails, as defined in the plan, could be designated only in the ORV trail corridors and other backcountry recreation areas, approximately 52,431 acres or 36 percent of the Addition. Alternative F: The general theme is to emphasize resource preservation, restoration, and research while providing recreational opportunities with limited facilities and services. This alternative would provide no ORV trails. It would propose for wilderness designation all lands found eligible for designation in the Wilderness Eligibility Assessment. If you wish to comment on the DEIS/ GMP/WS/ORV Plan, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods. The preferred method for submitting comments is via the Internet at http://parkplanning.nps.gov. If you do not receive a confirmation from the VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:50 Jul 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 system that we have received your internet message, please contact us directly at the address above. You may also mail comments to the Preserve at the address shown above. Finally, you may present your comments in person at the public meetings to be held during the public review period or at the address listed above. Before including your 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. We will always make submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives of or officials or organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. Authority: The authority for publishing this notice is 40 CFR § 1506.6. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Big Cypress National Preserve at the address and telephone number shown above. The responsible official for this Draft EIS is the Regional Director, Southeast Region, NPS, 100 Alabama Street, SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Dated: June 30, 2009. David Vela, Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. E9–16661 Filed 7–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–70–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Delta-Mendota Canal/California Aqueduct Intertie, Alameda County, CA AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) and notice of public hearings. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation, as the National Environmental Policy Act Federal lead agency, has made available for public review and comment the Delta-Mendota Canal/ California Aqueduct Intertie (Intertie) Draft EIS. The Intertie is a proposed action in the August 2000 CALFED BayDelta Program Programmatic Record of Decision. The Intertie Draft EIS PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34031 evaluates constructing and operating a pipeline connecting the Delta-Mendota Canal (DMC) and the California Aqueduct. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to improve the DMC conveyance conditions that restrict the CVP Jones Pumping Plant to less than its authorized pumping capacity of 4,600 cubic feet per second. The Draft EIS describes and presents the environmental effects of the No-Action Alternative and three action alternatives. Two public hearings will be held to receive comments from agencies, individuals, and organizations on the Draft EIS. DATES: Two public hearings have been scheduled to receive oral or written comments regarding environmental effects: • Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 1 p.m.–3 p.m., Sacramento, CA. • Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 6 p.m.–8 p.m., Stockton, CA. The Draft EIS will be available for a 45-day public review and comment period. Comments are due by Monday, August 31, 2009. ADDRESSES: The public hearings will be held at the following locations: • Sacramento, CA—Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Bureau of Indian Affairs Conference Room W– 2620. • Stockton, CA—Arnold Rue Community Center, 5758 Lorraine Avenue (in Panella Park at Amaretto Street). Send written comments on the Draft EIS to Mr. Louis Moore, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP– 700, Sacramento, CA 95825. Copies of the Draft EIS may be requested from Mr. Louis Moore, by writing to Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825; by calling 916–978–5189 (TDD 916–978– 5608); or by e-mailing wmoore@usbr.gov. The Draft EIS is also accessible from the following Web site: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/ nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=1014. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for locations where copies of the Draft EIS are available for public review. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Louis Moore, Bureau of Reclamation, at 916–978–5189 (TDD 916–978–5608) or wmoore@usbr.gov. The Draft EIS documents the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects to the physical, biological, and socioeconomic environment that may result from the construction and operation of the Intertie facilities. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 34032 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 133 / Tuesday, July 14, 2009 / Notices The Intertie Draft EIS evaluates constructing and operating a pipeline connecting between the Delta-Mendota Canal (DMC) and the California Aqueduct. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to improve the DMC conveyance conditions that restrict the CVP Jones Pumping Plant to less than its authorized pumping capacity of 4,600 cubic feet per second. The Draft EIS evaluates four alternatives, including the No Action, Proposed Action (alternative previously analyzed in the Environmental Assessment), an alternative location of the same design, and a temporary structure. The Intertie would be located in an unincorporated area of the San Joaquin Valley in Alameda County, west of the city of Tracy, in a rural agricultural area that is owned by the State and Federal governments. The primary study area includes the Intertie alternative facilities and the associated transmission lines connecting to the Tracy substation, which is located at DMC Milepost 3.5. Copies of the Draft EIS are available for public review at the following locations: • Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Regional Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. • California Bay-Delta Authority, 650 Capitol Mall, 5th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95812. • Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO 80225. • Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240–0001. If special assistance is required at the public hearings, please contact Mr. Louis Moore at 916–978–5189, TDD 916–978–5608, or by e-mailing wmoore@usbr.gov. Please notify Mr. Moore 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. 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:50 Jul 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dated: March 11, 2009. Richard M. Johnson, Acting Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. E9–16645 Filed 7–13–09; 8:45 am] Hilina Pali Road, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, 09000587 ILLINOIS National Park Service Champaign County Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity House, (Fraternity and Sorority Houses at the Urbana—Champaign Campus of the University of Illinois MPS) 1106 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, 09000589 National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions Cook County Episcopal Church of the Atonement and Parish House, The, 5751 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, 09000590 BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Nominations for the following properties being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register were received by the National Park Service before June 27, 2009. Pursuant to section 60.13 of 36 CFR Part 60 written comments concerning the significance of these properties under the National Register criteria for evaluation may be forwarded by United States Postal Service, to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C St., NW., 2280, Washington, DC 20240; by all other carriers, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1201 Eye St., NW., 8th floor, Washington, DC 20005; or by fax, 202–371–6447. Written or faxed comments should be submitted by July 29, 2009. J. Paul Loether, Chief, National Register of Historic Places/ National Historic Landmarks Program. ARIZONA Maricopa County Roald Amundsen Pullman Private Railroad Car, 7301 Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, 09000582 Pima County Barrio El Membrillo Historic District, Bounded by W. Granada St. on the N., W. Simpson St. on the S., the right-of-way of the former EP&SW Railroad on the E., Tucson, 09000583 COLORADO Jefferson County Rockland Community Church and Cemetery, 24225 Rockland Rd., Golden, 09000584 KENTUCKY Garrard County Bowman House, (Garrard County MRA) 1596 Bowmans Bottom Rd., Lancaster, 09000591 MAINE Androscoggin County Turner Cattle Pound, SW corner of Gen. Turner Hill Rd. and Kennebec Trail, Turner, 09000592 Hancock County Bass Harbor Memorial Library, 89 Bernard Rd., Tremont, 09000593 Sagadahoc County Fiddler’s Reach Fog Signal, N. shore of Kennebec River, E. of Doubling Point Light Station, Arrowsic, 09000594 Waldo County (Former) Maine Central Railroad Depot, ME Rt. 7, Brooks, 09000595 MISSOURI Buchanan County Museum Hill Historic District (Boundary Increase), (St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri MPS AD) 321 and 323 N. 15th and 1510 Faraon St., St. Joseph, 09000598 Cooper County Blackwater Residential Historic District, Parts of the 300–400 block of Trigg Ave., 300 block of Scott Ave. and the 300 block of Main St., Blackwater, 09000597 St. Louis Independent city Forest Park Southeast Historic District (Boundary Increase III), 4100–4162 Manchester (even) 4151–4201 Manchester (odd) & 4216 Gibson, St. Louis, 09000596 NORTH CAROLINA DeKalb County Donaldson-Bannister House and Cemetery, 4831 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, 09000585 Alamance County Beverly Hills Historic District, (Burlington MRA) Portion of 14 blocks on N. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 133 (Tuesday, July 14, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34031-34032]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-16645]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Delta-Mendota Canal/California Aqueduct Intertie, Alameda County, 
CA

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior.

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

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation, as the National Environmental 
Policy Act Federal lead agency, has made available for public review 
and comment the Delta-Mendota Canal/California Aqueduct Intertie 
(Intertie) Draft EIS. The Intertie is a proposed action in the August 
2000 CALFED Bay-Delta Program Programmatic Record of Decision. The 
Intertie Draft EIS evaluates constructing and operating a pipeline 
connecting the Delta-Mendota Canal (DMC) and the California Aqueduct. 
The purpose of the Proposed Action is to improve the DMC conveyance 
conditions that restrict the CVP Jones Pumping Plant to less than its 
authorized pumping capacity of 4,600 cubic feet per second. The Draft 
EIS describes and presents the environmental effects of the No-Action 
Alternative and three action alternatives. Two public hearings will be 
held to receive comments from agencies, individuals, and organizations 
on the Draft EIS.

DATES: Two public hearings have been scheduled to receive oral or 
written comments regarding environmental effects:
     Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Sacramento, CA.
     Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Stockton, CA.
    The Draft EIS will be available for a 45-day public review and 
comment period.
    Comments are due by Monday, August 31, 2009.

ADDRESSES: The public hearings will be held at the following locations:
     Sacramento, CA--Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, 
Bureau of Indian Affairs Conference Room W-2620.
     Stockton, CA--Arnold Rue Community Center, 5758 Lorraine 
Avenue (in Panella Park at Amaretto Street).
    Send written comments on the Draft EIS to Mr. Louis Moore, Bureau 
of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-700, Sacramento, CA 95825.
    Copies of the Draft EIS may be requested from Mr. Louis Moore, by 
writing to Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 
95825; by calling 916-978-5189 (TDD 916-978-5608); or by e-mailing 
wmoore@usbr.gov. The Draft EIS is also accessible from the following 
Web site: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=1014. See Supplementary Information section for locations where 
copies of the Draft EIS are available for public review.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Louis Moore, Bureau of 
Reclamation, at 916-978-5189 (TDD 916-978-5608) or wmoore@usbr.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft EIS documents the direct, 
indirect, and cumulative effects to the physical, biological, and 
socioeconomic environment that may result from the construction and 
operation of the Intertie facilities.

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    The Intertie Draft EIS evaluates constructing and operating a 
pipeline connecting between the Delta-Mendota Canal (DMC) and the 
California Aqueduct. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to improve 
the DMC conveyance conditions that restrict the CVP Jones Pumping Plant 
to less than its authorized pumping capacity of 4,600 cubic feet per 
second. The Draft EIS evaluates four alternatives, including the No 
Action, Proposed Action (alternative previously analyzed in the 
Environmental Assessment), an alternative location of the same design, 
and a temporary structure. The Intertie would be located in an 
unincorporated area of the San Joaquin Valley in Alameda County, west 
of the city of Tracy, in a rural agricultural area that is owned by the 
State and Federal governments. The primary study area includes the 
Intertie alternative facilities and the associated transmission lines 
connecting to the Tracy substation, which is located at DMC Milepost 
3.5.
    Copies of the Draft EIS are available for public review at the 
following locations:
     Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Regional 
Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825.
     California Bay-Delta Authority, 650 Capitol Mall, 5th 
Floor, Sacramento, CA 95812.
     Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, 
Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO 80225.
     Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the 
Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 
20240-0001.
    If special assistance is required at the public hearings, please 
contact Mr. Louis Moore at 916-978-5189, TDD 916-978-5608, or by e-
mailing wmoore@usbr.gov. Please notify Mr. Moore 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.
    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: March 11, 2009.
Richard M. Johnson,
Acting Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region.
 [FR Doc. E9-16645 Filed 7-13-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-MN-P