Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability Of EPA Comments, 53232 [E9-24923]

Download as PDF 53232 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 199 / Friday, October 16, 2009 / Notices on the registration review case have been completed. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests, Urea sulfate. Dated: October 6, 2009. Peter Caulkins, Acting Director, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E9–24812 Filed 10–15–09; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–8798–4] Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability Of EPA Comments Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental Review Process (ERP), under section 309 of the Clean Air Act and Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act as amended. Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at 202–564–7146 or http://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/. An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental impact statements (EISs) was published in FR dated July 17, 2009 (74 FR 34754). jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Draft EISs EIS No. 20090083, ERP No. D–AFS– L65570–00, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Motorized Vehicle Use, To Enact the Travel Management Rule, Implementation, Douglas, Klamath, Jackson, Curry, Coos and Josephine Counties, OR and Del Norte and Siskiyou Counties, CA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the adequacy of information available to analyze the risk of exposure to naturally occurring asbestos. EPA also raised concerns related to provisions for dispersed recreation and implementation and adaptive management planning. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20090124, ERP No. D–NOA– B91030–00, Amendment 16 to the Northwest Multispecies Fishery Management Plan, Propose to Adopt, Approval and Implementation Measures to Continue Formal Rebuilding Program for Overfishing and to End Overfishing on those Stock where it’s Occurring, Gulf of Maine. Summary: EPA had no objections and offered minor comments on the DEIS. Rating LO. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:37 Oct 15, 2009 Jkt 220001 EIS No. 20090223, ERP No. D–AFS– K65373–NV, Jarbidge Ranger District Rangeland Management Project, Proposed Reauthorizing Grazing on 21 Existing Grazing Allotments, Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, Elko County, NV. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the achievability of annual use indicators under the proposed action, and requested additional information on implementation and permittee compliance. EPA recommended more specific action be taken to protect stream banks and prevent noxious weed spread. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20090250, ERP No. D–IBR– K39119–NV, Walker River Basin Acquisition Program, To Provide Water to Walker Lake, an at Risk Natural Desert Terminal Lake, Funding, Walker River Basin, NV. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the longterm feasibility of the water Acquisition Program given constrained water supplies and climate change; compliance with Total Maximum Daily Load requirements; and disclosure of mitigation measures. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20090265, ERP No. D–AFS– L65576–ID, Clearwater National Forest Travel Planning Project, Proposes to Manage Motorized and Mechanized Travel within the 1,827.380-Acre, Clearwater National Forest, Idaho, Clearwater, Latah and Shoshone Counties, ID. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential impacts to water quality, fisheries, riparian habitat and soils. EPA recommends the incorporation of additional water quality emphasis elements. Rating EC2. Final EISs EIS No. 20090304, ERP No. F–AFS– K65354–00, Inyo National Forest Motorized Travel Management Project, Implementation, Inyo, Mono, Fresno, Madera and Tulare Counties, CA and Mineral and Esmeralda Counties, NV. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about the scope of the travel management planning process and potential impacts from the designation of associated routes to water resources. EIS No. 20090305, ERP No. F–NOA– K39122–CA, ADOPTION— PROGRAMMATIC—South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, Restored Tidal Marsh, Managed Ponds, Flood Control Measures and Public Access PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Features, Don Edward San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Alameda, Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, CA. Summary: EPA does not object to the adoption of the FEIS. EIS No. 20090311, ERP No. F–USN– L11040–WA, Naval Base Kitsap— Bangor, Construct and Operate a Swimmer Interdiction Security System (SISS), Silverdale Kitsap County, WA. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. EIS No. 20090316, ERP No. F–FAA– A12046–00, PROGRAMMATIC— Streamlining the Processing of Experimental Permit Applications, Issuing Experimental Permits for the Launch and Reentry of Useable Suborbital Rockets. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. EIS No. 20090319, ERP No. F–USA– L11042–AK, U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK) Project, Proposes the Stationing and Training of Increased Aviation Assts, Fort Wainwright, Fairbank, AK. Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed project. EIS No. 20090327, ERP No. F–STB– L59004–AK, Northern Rail Extension Project, Construct and Operate a Rail Line between North Pole and Delta Junction, AK. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about impacts to water quality and aquatic resources. EIS No. 20090053, ERP No. FS–COE– E32070–MS, Gulfport Harbor Navigation Channel Project, To Evaluate Proposed Construction of Authorized Improvements to the Gulfport Harbor, Harrison County, MS. Summary: While many of EPA’s concerns were resolved, EPA continues to have environmental concerns about impacts to biological resources. EPA also requested the MPRSA Section 103 Evaluation and Sediment Testing Report to ensure that the disposal material meets the Ocean Dumping Criteria. Dated: October 13, 2009. Ken Mittelholtz Deputy Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E9–24923 Filed 10–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[ER-FRL-8798-4]


Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability Of 
EPA Comments

    Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental 
Review Process (ERP), under section 309 of the Clean Air Act and 
Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act as amended. 
Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of 
Federal Activities at 202-564-7146 or http://www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/.
    An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental 
impact statements (EISs) was published in FR dated July 17, 2009 (74 FR 
34754).

Draft EISs

EIS No. 20090083, ERP No. D-AFS-L65570-00, Rogue River-Siskiyou 
National Forest, Motorized Vehicle Use, To Enact the Travel Management 
Rule, Implementation, Douglas, Klamath, Jackson, Curry, Coos and 
Josephine Counties, OR and Del Norte and Siskiyou Counties, CA.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the adequacy of 
information available to analyze the risk of exposure to naturally 
occurring asbestos. EPA also raised concerns related to provisions for 
dispersed recreation and implementation and adaptive management 
planning. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20090124, ERP No. D-NOA-B91030-00, Amendment 16 to the 
Northwest Multispecies Fishery Management Plan, Propose to Adopt, 
Approval and Implementation Measures to Continue Formal Rebuilding 
Program for Overfishing and to End Overfishing on those Stock where 
it's Occurring, Gulf of Maine.

    Summary: EPA had no objections and offered minor comments on the 
DEIS. Rating LO.

EIS No. 20090223, ERP No. D-AFS-K65373-NV, Jarbidge Ranger District 
Rangeland Management Project, Proposed Reauthorizing Grazing on 21 
Existing Grazing Allotments, Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, Elko 
County, NV.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the 
achievability of annual use indicators under the proposed action, and 
requested additional information on implementation and permittee 
compliance. EPA recommended more specific action be taken to protect 
stream banks and prevent noxious weed spread. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20090250, ERP No. D-IBR-K39119-NV, Walker River Basin 
Acquisition Program, To Provide Water to Walker Lake, an at Risk 
Natural Desert Terminal Lake, Funding, Walker River Basin, NV.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the long-term 
feasibility of the water Acquisition Program given constrained water 
supplies and climate change; compliance with Total Maximum Daily Load 
requirements; and disclosure of mitigation measures. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20090265, ERP No. D-AFS-L65576-ID, Clearwater National Forest 
Travel Planning Project, Proposes to Manage Motorized and Mechanized 
Travel within the 1,827.380-Acre, Clearwater National Forest, Idaho, 
Clearwater, Latah and Shoshone Counties, ID.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential 
impacts to water quality, fisheries, riparian habitat and soils. EPA 
recommends the incorporation of additional water quality emphasis 
elements. Rating EC2.

Final EISs

EIS No. 20090304, ERP No. F-AFS-K65354-00, Inyo National Forest 
Motorized Travel Management Project, Implementation, Inyo, Mono, 
Fresno, Madera and Tulare Counties, CA and Mineral and Esmeralda 
Counties, NV.

    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about the 
scope of the travel management planning process and potential impacts 
from the designation of associated routes to water resources.

EIS No. 20090305, ERP No. F-NOA-K39122-CA, ADOPTION--PROGRAMMATIC--
South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, Restored Tidal Marsh, Managed 
Ponds, Flood Control Measures and Public Access Features, Don Edward 
San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Alameda, Santa Clara and 
San Mateo Counties, CA.

    Summary: EPA does not object to the adoption of the FEIS.

EIS No. 20090311, ERP No. F-USN-L11040-WA, Naval Base Kitsap--Bangor, 
Construct and Operate a Swimmer Interdiction Security System (SISS), 
Silverdale Kitsap County, WA.

    Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency.

EIS No. 20090316, ERP No. F-FAA-A12046-00, PROGRAMMATIC--Streamlining 
the Processing of Experimental Permit Applications, Issuing 
Experimental Permits for the Launch and Reentry of Useable Suborbital 
Rockets.

    Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency.

EIS No. 20090319, ERP No. F-USA-L11042-AK, U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK) 
Project, Proposes the Stationing and Training of Increased Aviation 
Assts, Fort Wainwright, Fairbank, AK.

    Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed project.

EIS No. 20090327, ERP No. F-STB-L59004-AK, Northern Rail Extension 
Project, Construct and Operate a Rail Line between North Pole and Delta 
Junction, AK.

    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about impacts 
to water quality and aquatic resources.

EIS No. 20090053, ERP No. FS-COE-E32070-MS, Gulfport Harbor Navigation 
Channel Project, To Evaluate Proposed Construction of Authorized 
Improvements to the Gulfport Harbor, Harrison County, MS.

    Summary: While many of EPA's concerns were resolved, EPA continues 
to have environmental concerns about impacts to biological resources. 
EPA also requested the MPRSA Section 103 Evaluation and Sediment 
Testing Report to ensure that the disposal material meets the Ocean 
Dumping Criteria.

    Dated: October 13, 2009.
Ken Mittelholtz
Deputy Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal 
Activities.
[FR Doc. E9-24923 Filed 10-15-09; 8:45 am]
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