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Download as PDF 48236 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 22, 2009 / Notices Written requests for information should contain the full name of the individual, current address, telephone number, and the DLA Primary Level Field Activity which provided the subsidy. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: The DLA rules for accessing records, for contesting contents, and appealing initial agency determinations are contained in 32 CFR part 323, or may be obtained from the DLA Privacy Act Office, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DGA, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 1644, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060–6221. The Defense Intelligence Agency is proposing to delete a system of records notice from its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. 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(EKPC) has applied for a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to authorize unavoidable impacts to jurisdictional waters of the U.S. pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (Section 404) and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act (Section 10). EKPC is proposing to construct and operate a 278 megawatt circulating fluidized bed electric generating unit (CFB) and associated infrastructure at the existing J.K. Smith Power Station (the Smith Site) in southern Clark County, Kentucky (Proposed Action). In addition to the CFB unit, other components of PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Proposed Action on the Smith Site include: An approximately one-mile, 345 kV electric transmission line; two (2) beneficial reuse structural fills using coal combustion by-products (CCB); two (2) landfills for the on-site disposal of CCB; an emergency drought water storage reservoir; several soil borrow areas for landfill cover and other site development uses; and a new water intake/outfall structure in the Kentucky River. The Corps intends to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to evaluate the potential effects of the Proposed Action on the environment. The SEIS is to be based on a Final EIS and Record of Decision prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2002/2003 for a proposed 540 megawatt coal-fired integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) electric generating plant at the same location, the Smith Site. That project, known as the Kentucky Pioneer IGCC Demonstration Project, was never built. USACE has reviewed the EIS prepared by DOE and, based on similarities between the two projects, has determined to adopt that EIS as the basis for USACE’s review of the Proposed Action. USACE is preparing this Supplemental EIS (SEIS) to evaluate those aspects of the Proposed Action that are not substantially similar to the DOE project, as a result of changes in project parameters, existing environmental conditions, and relevant laws and regulations. Where appropriate, information from the DOE EIS will be incorporated in the SEIS. A Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an SEIS for the Proposed Action was originally published in the Federal Register on October 6, 2006, by the Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency which administers the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Utilities Programs. 71 FR 59070 (2006). The Corps previously agreed to participate as a cooperating agency in the preparation of the SEIS in order to meet its NEPA obligations with respect to EKPC’s request for a Section 404/ Section 10 permit for the Proposed Action. As a result of the RUS decision to suspend financing for new baseload electric generation plants, RUS has informed the Corps that it does not intend to complete the SEIS at this time. Thus, the Corps has determined that it will assume the role of lead agency in order to complete the SEIS and satisfy its NEPA obligations with respect to EKPC’s request for a Section 404/ Section 10 permit for the Proposed Action. E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1 48237 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 22, 2009 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the Proposed Action and SEIS should be addressed to Michael Hasty, Project Manager, Regulatory Branch, Louisville District, at (502) 315–6676, e-mail Michael.D.Hasty@usace.army.mil. 1. Proposed Action. The project proposed by EKPC would include the construction and operation of a 278megawatt CFB unit and associated infrastructure on the 3,272-acre Smith Site owned by EKPC in southern Clark County, Kentucky. The Proposed Action is needed to provide sufficient electric generating capacity to meet the baseload electric power needs of EKPC’s rural member distribution cooperatives in 2013. Fuel would be supplied to the plant site by rail or truck. The construction of a substation and approximately one mile of 345 kV transmission line on the Smith Site would be required to connect the CFB unit to EKPC’s transmission system at the existing, on-site J.K. Smith 345 kV Switching Station. The discharge of fill material into waters of the U.S. would be required for the construction of two (2) CCB beneficial reuse structural fills; two (2) on-site CCB landfills; an emergency drought water storage reservoir; and several soil borrow areas for landfill cover and other on-site uses. The Proposed Action also would include the construction of a combined water supply intake and process water discharge outfall in the Kentucky River. EKPC’s schedule calls for the proposed facility to be operational by spring 2013. 2. Alternatives. Alternatives to be considered by the Corps include no action, purchased power, renewable energy sources, distributed generation, non-renewable energy resources (including the Proposed Action), nuclear, demand side management, and alternative site locations. The Corps’ review of alternatives also will include the application of the Section 404(b)(1) guidelines to ensure the avoidance, minimization, and mitigation of impacts to aquatic resources. 3. Scoping Process. RUS previously engaged in a scoping process for the Proposed Action that will serve as the basis for the SEIS. Following RUS’s October 6, 2006 NOI, that agency conducted scoping meetings for government agencies and the public in Trapp, Kentucky, on October 18, 2006. An Alternatives Evaluation and Site Selection Study (Alternatives Report), prepared by EKPC, was made available for review at the scoping meeting and on the RUS Web site. That Alternatives sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 21:23 Sep 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 Report and the Public Scoping Report developed as a result of the scoping process and scoping meetings are available for public review at the Corps at the address provided in this notice, and on EKPC’s Web site at http:// www.ekpc.coop/smith-unit1.html. Because the Corps has participated as a cooperating agency with RUS in the NEPA process, and because the nature of the Proposed Action has not changed materially (except with the reduction from two CFB units to one CFB unit), the Corps intends to rely on the prior scoping process to complete and publish the Draft SEIS. In addition the Corps will continue consultations with the appropriate agencies. 4. Availability. The Draft SEIS is anticipated to be available for public review and comment in September or October 2009. Dated: September 8, 2009. Keith A. Landry, Colonel, Corps of Engineers, District Commander. [FR Doc. E9–22836 Filed 9–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army [Docket ID: USA–2009–0026] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Department of the Army, DoD. Notice to alter a system of AGENCY: ACTION: records. SUMMARY: The Department of the Army is proposing to alter a system of records in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. DATES: The proposed action will be effective on October 22, 2009 unless comments are received that would result in a contrary determination. ADDRESSES: Department of the Army, Privacy Office, U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency, 7701 Telegraph Road, Casey Building, Suite 144, Alexandria, VA 22325–3905. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement 
for a Proposed 278 Megawatt Circulating Fluidized Bed Electric 
Generating Unit and Associated Infrastructure To Be Constructed and 
Operated by East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc., in Clark County, KY

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

ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI).

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SUMMARY: East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc. (EKPC) has applied for a 
permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to authorize 
unavoidable impacts to jurisdictional waters of the U.S. pursuant to 
Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (Section 404) and Section 10 of the 
Rivers and Harbors Act (Section 10). EKPC is proposing to construct and 
operate a 278 megawatt circulating fluidized bed electric generating 
unit (CFB) and associated infrastructure at the existing J.K. Smith 
Power Station (the Smith Site) in southern Clark County, Kentucky 
(Proposed Action). In addition to the CFB unit, other components of the 
Proposed Action on the Smith Site include: An approximately one-mile, 
345 kV electric transmission line; two (2) beneficial reuse structural 
fills using coal combustion by-products (CCB); two (2) landfills for 
the on-site disposal of CCB; an emergency drought water storage 
reservoir; several soil borrow areas for landfill cover and other site 
development uses; and a new water intake/outfall structure in the 
Kentucky River.
    The Corps intends to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact 
Statement (SEIS) to evaluate the potential effects of the Proposed 
Action on the environment. The SEIS is to be based on a Final EIS and 
Record of Decision prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2002/
2003 for a proposed 540 megawatt coal-fired integrated gasification 
combined cycle (IGCC) electric generating plant at the same location, 
the Smith Site. That project, known as the Kentucky Pioneer IGCC 
Demonstration Project, was never built. USACE has reviewed the EIS 
prepared by DOE and, based on similarities between the two projects, 
has determined to adopt that EIS as the basis for USACE's review of the 
Proposed Action. USACE is preparing this Supplemental EIS (SEIS) to 
evaluate those aspects of the Proposed Action that are not 
substantially similar to the DOE project, as a result of changes in 
project parameters, existing environmental conditions, and relevant 
laws and regulations. Where appropriate, information from the DOE EIS 
will be incorporated in the SEIS.
    A Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an SEIS for the Proposed Action 
was originally published in the Federal Register on October 6, 2006, by 
the Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency which administers the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Utilities Programs. 71 FR 
59070 (2006).
    The Corps previously agreed to participate as a cooperating agency 
in the preparation of the SEIS in order to meet its NEPA obligations 
with respect to EKPC's request for a Section 404/Section 10 permit for 
the Proposed Action. As a result of the RUS decision to suspend 
financing for new baseload electric generation plants, RUS has informed 
the Corps that it does not intend to complete the SEIS at this time. 
Thus, the Corps has determined that it will assume the role of lead 
agency in order to complete the SEIS and satisfy its NEPA obligations 
with respect to EKPC's request for a Section 404/Section 10 permit for 
the Proposed Action.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the Proposed Action 
and SEIS should be addressed to Michael Hasty, Project Manager, 
Regulatory Branch, Louisville District, at (502) 315-6676, e-mail 
Michael.D.Hasty@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Proposed Action. The project proposed by 
EKPC would include the construction and operation of a 278-megawatt CFB 
unit and associated infrastructure on the 3,272-acre Smith Site owned 
by EKPC in southern Clark County, Kentucky. The Proposed Action is 
needed to provide sufficient electric generating capacity to meet the 
baseload electric power needs of EKPC's rural member distribution 
cooperatives in 2013. Fuel would be supplied to the plant site by rail 
or truck. The construction of a substation and approximately one mile 
of 345 kV transmission line on the Smith Site would be required to 
connect the CFB unit to EKPC's transmission system at the existing, on-
site J.K. Smith 345 kV Switching Station.
    The discharge of fill material into waters of the U.S. would be 
required for the construction of two (2) CCB beneficial reuse 
structural fills; two (2) on-site CCB landfills; an emergency drought 
water storage reservoir; and several soil borrow areas for landfill 
cover and other on-site uses. The Proposed Action also would include 
the construction of a combined water supply intake and process water 
discharge outfall in the Kentucky River. EKPC's schedule calls for the 
proposed facility to be operational by spring 2013.
    2. Alternatives. Alternatives to be considered by the Corps include 
no action, purchased power, renewable energy sources, distributed 
generation, non-renewable energy resources (including the Proposed 
Action), nuclear, demand side management, and alternative site 
locations. The Corps' review of alternatives also will include the 
application of the Section 404(b)(1) guidelines to ensure the 
avoidance, minimization, and mitigation of impacts to aquatic 
resources.
    3. Scoping Process. RUS previously engaged in a scoping process for 
the Proposed Action that will serve as the basis for the SEIS. 
Following RUS's October 6, 2006 NOI, that agency conducted scoping 
meetings for government agencies and the public in Trapp, Kentucky, on 
October 18, 2006. An Alternatives Evaluation and Site Selection Study 
(Alternatives Report), prepared by EKPC, was made available for review 
at the scoping meeting and on the RUS Web site. That Alternatives 
Report and the Public Scoping Report developed as a result of the 
scoping process and scoping meetings are available for public review at 
the Corps at the address provided in this notice, and on EKPC's Web 
site at http://www.ekpc.coop/smith-unit1.html.
    Because the Corps has participated as a cooperating agency with RUS 
in the NEPA process, and because the nature of the Proposed Action has 
not changed materially (except with the reduction from two CFB units to 
one CFB unit), the Corps intends to rely on the prior scoping process 
to complete and publish the Draft SEIS. In addition the Corps will 
continue consultations with the appropriate agencies.
    4. Availability. The Draft SEIS is anticipated to be available for 
public review and comment in September or October 2009.

    Dated: September 8, 2009.
Keith A. Landry,
Colonel, Corps of Engineers, District Commander.
[FR Doc. E9-22836 Filed 9-21-09; 8:45 am]
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