Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report and a Draft General Conformity Determination for the San Pedro Waterfront Project, Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA, 48934-48935 [E9-23235]

Download as PDF 48934 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 185 / Friday, September 25, 2009 / Notices Federally-listed threatened or endangered species would be developed in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Mitigation for potential impacts to cultural resources would comply with a Programmatic Agreement with the State Historic Preservation Office and Native Americans. Schedule: A Notice of Availability will be published in the Federal Register and local print media to start the 45-day public comment period for the Draft EIS. The Marine Corps will consider and respond to all written comments, including e-mail, in preparing the Final EIS. The Department of the Navy intends to issue the Final EIS in April 2010, at which time an NOA will be published in the Federal Register and local print media. A Record of Decision is expected in June 2010. Dated: September 17, 2009. A. M. Vallandingham, Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E9–23184 Filed 9–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Pine Mountain Dam, Arkansas, General Reevaluation Report Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Little Rock District will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Pine Mountain Dam, Arkansas, General Reevaluation Report. The purpose of the EIS will be to present alternatives and assess the impacts to the human environment associated with providing water supply to the surrounding areas in Arkansas from the proposed project. The study area includes the entire Lee Creek watershed together with the lower Lee Creek reservoir near Van Buren, AR. The proposed project could affect agriculture, recreation, flood control, water supply and natural resources within the study area. The EIS will evaluate potential impacts (positive and negative) to the natural, physical, and human jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:52 Sep 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 environment as a result of implementing any of the proposed project alternatives that may be developed during the EIS process. This notice replaces a Notice of Intent (NOI) that was previously published in the Federal Register on May 1, 2006 (71 FR 25573) which included flood control as part of the project purpose. Flood control is no longer being considered as a project purpose. ADDRESSES: Questions or comments concerning the proposed action should be addressed to: Ms. Laura Cameron, USACE, Little Rock District, Planning and Environmental Office, PO Box 867, Little Rock, AR 72203–0867, e-mail: laura.l.cameron@usace.army.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Laura Cameron, (501) 324–5037. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Study History: The Pine Mountain Dam project was authorized for construction by Congress in 1965. Additional studies and a preliminary draft EIS were prepared in the 1970s. In 1980, prior to public review of the EIS, the local sponsor decided not to continue sponsoring the project. In 2000, the River Valley Regional Water District identified themselves as a willing sponsor and requested that the Corps of Engineers reevaluate the project. The proposed Pine Mountain Dam, Arkansas, General Reevaluation Report is being undertaken by USACE, Little Rock District under the direction of the U.S. Congress. A study will be conducted consisting of major hydraulics and hydrologic investigations, economic analyses, alternative development and related analyses in conjunction with the EIS. 2. Comments/Scoping Meeting: Interested parties are requested to express their views concerning the proposed activity. The public is encouraged to provide written comments in addition to or in lieu of oral comments at scoping meetings. To be most helpful, scoping comments should clearly describe specific environmental topics or issues, which the commentator believes the document should address. Oral and written comments receive equal consideration. Scoping meetings will be held with government agencies and the public in October 2009 in Crawford and Pulaski Counties, AR. The location, time, and date will be published at least 14 days prior to each scoping meeting. Comments received as a result of this notice and the news releases will be used to assist Little Rock District in identifying potential impacts to the quality of the human or natural environment. Affected local, state, or PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal agencies, affected Indian Tribes, and other interested private organizations and parties may participate in the scoping process by forwarding written comments to (see ADDRESSES). Interested parties may also request to be included on the mailing list for public distribution of meeting announcements and documents. 4. Alternatives/Issues: The EIS will evaluate the effects of all viable water supply alternatives including the construction of the Pine Mountain Dam and Lake, which was authorized by Congress in 1965. Anticipated significant issues to be addressed in the EIS include impacts on: (1) Water supply, (2) recreation and recreation facilities, (3) stream hydraulics, (4) fish and wildlife resources and habitats, and (6) other impacts identified by the public, agencies or USACE studies. 5. Availability of the Draft EIS: The Draft EIS is anticipated to be available for public review in early 2013 subject to the receipt of Federal funding. 6. Authority: Pine Mountain Dam and Lake was authorized for construction by the Flood Control Act of 1965 (Title II, Pub. L. 89–298) substantially in accordance with the recommendations of the Chief of Engineers in House Document No. 270, 89th Congress. Donald E. Jackson, Jr., Colonel, Corps of Engineers, District Commander. [FR Doc. E9–23172 Filed 9–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report and a Draft General Conformity Determination for the San Pedro Waterfront Project, Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA AGENCY: Department of the Army—U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of availability. SUMMARY: On September 22, 2008, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, Regulatory Division (Corps) in coordination with the Los Angeles Harbor Department (LAHD) completed and published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the San Pedro Waterfront Project (Project) in the Port of Los Angeles. The Corps and LAHD considered all comments received in preparing the E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 185 / Friday, September 25, 2009 / Notices Final EIS/EIR, which is available for a 30-day review. The Final EIS/EIR includes a draft general conformity determination (see Section 3.2 and Appendix D.7), pursuant to Section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act. A general conformity determination is necessary because Project construction would require Federal action (i.e., issuance of a Corps permit for activities proposed in and over navigable waters and waters of the U.S.) and not all the Federal action’s direct and indirect emissions would be below specified de minimis thresholds (40 CFR 93.153(b)). Pursuant to the general conformity regulations (40 CFR part 93, subpart B), general conformity determinations do not have to be included in the EIS and can be separately noticed, but the draft general conformity determination for the Federal action associated with the Project is being included in the Final EIS/EIR in this case. The Final EIS/EIR, including the draft general conformity determination, is available for public review during the next 30 days at the Los Angeles Harbor Department, 425 South Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro, California, and on the Port’s Web site: http:// www.portoflosangeles.org, and the draft general conformity determination is available on the Corps’ Web site: http://www.spl.usace.army.mil/ regulatory/POLA.htm (scroll down to the links under San Pedro Waterfront). In addition, the Final EIS/EIR, including the draft general conformity determination, is available at the following libraries: L.A. Public Library, Central Branch, 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, California; L.A. Public Library, San Pedro Branch, 921 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro, California; and L.A. Public Library, Wilmington Branch, 1300 North Avalon, Wilmington, California. Any comments received by the Corps and LAHD on the Final EIS/EIR or the included draft general conformity determination during the next 30 days will be considered fully before the Corps makes a final general conformity determination and finalizes the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Federal action associated with the Project. The Corps will publish a notice of a final general conformity determination in the Federal Register within 30 days of rendering a final decision. The public can request from the Corps copies of the ROD, which includes responses to comments on the Final EIS/EIR, including any on the draft general conformity determination, following publication of a final general conformity determination and upon execution of the ROD. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:52 Sep 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or comments concerning the Final EIS/EIR or the included draft general conformity determination should be directed within the next 30 days to Dr. Spencer D. MacNeil, Senior Project Manager, North Coast Branch, Regulatory Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2151 Alessandro Drive, Suite 110, Ventura, California 93001, (805) 585–2152. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: None. David J. Castanon, Chief, Regulatory Division, Los Angeles District. [FR Doc. E9–23235 Filed 9–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–KF–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Army Educational Advisory Committee Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150, the following meeting notice is announced: Name of Committee: U.S. Army War College Subcommittee of the Army Educational Advisory Committee. Dates of Meeting: November 4, 2009 and November 5, 2009. Place of Meeting: U.S. Army War College, 122 Forbes Avenue, Carlisle, PA, Command Conference Room, Root Hall, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania 17013. Time of Meeting: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Proposed Agenda: Receive information briefings; conduct discussions with the Commandant and staff and faculty; table and examine online College issues; assess resident and distance education programs, selfstudy techniques, assemble a working group for the concentrated review of institutional policies and a working group to address committee membership and charter issues; propose strategies and recommendations that will continue the momentum of Federal accreditation success and guarantee compliance with regional accreditation standards. persons may submit a written statement for consideration by the U.S. Army War College Subcommittee. Written statements should be no longer than two type-written pages and must address: the issue, discussion, and a recommended course of action. Supporting documentation may also be included as needed to establish the appropriate historical context and to provide any necessary background information. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement to the Designated Federal Officer at USAWC, 122 Forbes Avenue, Carlisle, PA 17013, at any point, however, if a written statement is not received at least 10 calendar days prior to the meeting, which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the U.S. Army War College Subcommittee until its next open meeting. The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions with the U.S. Army War College Subcommittee Chairperson, and ensure they are provided to members of the U.S. Army War College Subcommittee before the meeting that is the subject of this notice. After reviewing the written comments, the Chairperson and the Designated Federal Officer may choose to invite the submitter of the comments to orally present their issue during an open portion of this meeting or at a future meeting. The Designated Federal Officer, in consultation with the U.S. Army War College Subcommittee Chairperson, may, if desired, allot a specific amount of time for members of the public to present their issues for review and discussion by the U.S. Army War College Subcommittee. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E9–23175 Filed 9–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request advance approval or obtain further information, contact COL Dennis Tewksbury at (717) 245–3361. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is open to the public. Interested PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48935 E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement/Environmental Impact Report and a Draft General Conformity 
Determination for the San Pedro Waterfront Project, Port of Los 
Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: On September 22, 2008, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los 
Angeles District, Regulatory Division (Corps) in coordination with the 
Los Angeles Harbor Department (LAHD) completed and published the Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) 
for the San Pedro Waterfront Project (Project) in the Port of Los 
Angeles. The Corps and LAHD considered all comments received in 
preparing the

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Final EIS/EIR, which is available for a 30-day review. The Final EIS/
EIR includes a draft general conformity determination (see Section 3.2 
and Appendix D.7), pursuant to Section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act. A 
general conformity determination is necessary because Project 
construction would require Federal action (i.e., issuance of a Corps 
permit for activities proposed in and over navigable waters and waters 
of the U.S.) and not all the Federal action's direct and indirect 
emissions would be below specified de minimis thresholds (40 CFR 
93.153(b)). Pursuant to the general conformity regulations (40 CFR part 
93, subpart B), general conformity determinations do not have to be 
included in the EIS and can be separately noticed, but the draft 
general conformity determination for the Federal action associated with 
the Project is being included in the Final EIS/EIR in this case.
    The Final EIS/EIR, including the draft general conformity 
determination, is available for public review during the next 30 days 
at the Los Angeles Harbor Department, 425 South Palos Verdes Street, 
San Pedro, California, and on the Port's Web site: http://www.portoflosangeles.org, and the draft general conformity 
determination is available on the Corps' Web site: http://www.spl.usace.army.mil/regulatory/POLA.htm (scroll down to the links 
under San Pedro Waterfront). In addition, the Final EIS/EIR, including 
the draft general conformity determination, is available at the 
following libraries: L.A. Public Library, Central Branch, 630 West 5th 
Street, Los Angeles, California; L.A. Public Library, San Pedro Branch, 
921 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro, California; and L.A. Public 
Library, Wilmington Branch, 1300 North Avalon, Wilmington, California.
    Any comments received by the Corps and LAHD on the Final EIS/EIR or 
the included draft general conformity determination during the next 30 
days will be considered fully before the Corps makes a final general 
conformity determination and finalizes the Record of Decision (ROD) for 
the Federal action associated with the Project. The Corps will publish 
a notice of a final general conformity determination in the Federal 
Register within 30 days of rendering a final decision. The public can 
request from the Corps copies of the ROD, which includes responses to 
comments on the Final EIS/EIR, including any on the draft general 
conformity determination, following publication of a final general 
conformity determination and upon execution of the ROD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or comments concerning the 
Final EIS/EIR or the included draft general conformity determination 
should be directed within the next 30 days to Dr. Spencer D. MacNeil, 
Senior Project Manager, North Coast Branch, Regulatory Division, U.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers, 2151 Alessandro Drive, Suite 110, Ventura, 
California 93001, (805) 585-2152.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: None.

David J. Castanon,
Chief, Regulatory Division, Los Angeles District.
[FR Doc. E9-23235 Filed 9-24-09; 8:45 am]
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