Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Training Land Acquisition at Fort Polk, LA, 56185-56186 [E9-26088]

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The posted inventory does not include the contract number, contractor identification, or other identifying information as this data could be used to disclose what may be considered contractor proprietary information. Dated: October 26, 2009. Patricia L. Toppings, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E9–26186 Filed 10–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Training Land Acquisition at Fort Polk, LA Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of Availability (NOA). AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of the Army has prepared a DEIS that analyzes environmental and socioeconomic impacts connected with the proposed acquisition (hereinafter to mean including purchase and lease) and use of up to 100,000 additional acres of commercial and private lands for training in the vicinity of Fort Polk, Louisiana. This Proposed Action to acquire additional lands supports the training requirements of the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) and Fort Polk’s current and future resident units. The DEIS analyzes three alternatives that are deemed feasible and meet the purpose and need for this Proposed Action. DATES: The public comment period for the DEIS will end 45 days after the publication of the NOA in the Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ADDRESSES: To request a copy of the DEIS contact Ms. Susan Walker, Fort Polk Public Affairs Office, 7073 Radio Road, Fort Polk, LA 71459–5342. Comments may also be e-mailed to Susan.T.Walker@conus.army.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Susan Walker at (337) 531–9125 during normal business hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Fort Polk, located in west-central Louisiana, is one of the Army’s premier power projection platforms and also the home of the JRTC. Fort Polk is currently comprised E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES 56186 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 209 / Friday, October 30, 2009 / Notices of approximately 198,130 acres of U.S. Army-owned land and lands utilized under a special use permit with the U.S. Forest Service. In order to improve the training requirements of Fort Polk’s units and the JRTC, the Army has proposed to acquire up to 100,000 acres of additional land to enhance realistic training conditions. Additional training lands will allow Soldiers of the JRTC to train on brigade-level combat maneuver training tasks while simultaneously allowing Fort Polk’s resident units to conduct maneuver and live-fire training. This additional land will enhance training for Fort Polk units and units deploying to JRTC, will reduce the need for training work arounds, and will allow Soldiers to train to more realistic standards in preparation for operational deployment. The Fort, Polk DEIS analyzes the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of several acquisition location alternatives, each of which could include the acquisition of up to 100,000 acres of land. Alternative 1 considers the acquisition of lands directly adjacent to Fort Polk’s existing training areas to the south of Peason Ridge and directly north and east of the main post. As part of Alternative 1, units would continue to lease lands to convoy to Peason Ridge to access training areas. Alternative 2 considers the acquisition of the land considered in Alternative 1 and, in addition, considers the acquisition of parcels that connect Peason Ridge with Fort Polk’s main post. Alternative 3 considers the acquisition of those lands considered in Alternative 2 and, in addition, considers the acquisition of lands to the east of Fort Polk in Rapides Parish. The DEIS also analyzes the No Action Alternative, which evaluates the impacts of taking no action to acquire or use additional training land around Fort Polk. The Army has determined that significant impacts may possibly occur in regard to land use and noise for each of the three alternatives being considered. The Army projects that moderate impacts would occur to soil resources, water resources, wetlands, biological resources, cultural resources, and socioeconomics as a result of implementing the Proposed Action. The DEIS serves as documentation of the installation’s compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act in accordance with 36 CFR 800.3–800.6. Substantive compliance with these provisions of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s regulations will be achieved through NEPA. The public and any consulting parties are invited to review and comment on VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:30 Oct 29, 2009 Jkt 220001 the DEIS. Public meetings will be announced in local media sources. Comments from the public and consultation with consulting parties will be considered before any decision is made regarding implementing the Proposed Action at Fort Polk. Dated: October 23, 2009. Addison D. Davis IV, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Environment, Safety and Occupational Health). [FR Doc. E9–26088 Filed 10–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Moffat Collection System Project, City and County of Denver, Adams County, Boulder County, Jefferson County, and Grand County, CO AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of availability. SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Omaha District has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects of a water supply project called the Moffat Collection System Project (Moffat Project) in the City and County of Denver, Adams County, Boulder County, Jefferson County, and Grand County, CO. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to develop 18,000 acre-feet (AF) per year of new, firm yield to the Moffat Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and raw water customers upstream of the Moffat WTP pursuant to the Board of Water Commissioners’ commitment to its customers. Denver Water’s need for the proposed Moffat Project is to address two major issues: (1) Timeliness: the overall near-term water supply shortage, and (2) location: the imbalance in water storage and supply between the North and South systems. The Moffat Project would result in direct impacts to jurisdictional waters of the United States (U.S.), including wetlands. The placement of fill material in these waters of the U.S. for the construction of water storage and distribution facilities associated with developing additional water supplies requires authorization from the Corps under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The Permittee and Applicant is the City and County of Denver, acting by PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and through its Board of Water Commissioners (Denver Water). The Draft EIS was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Corps’ regulations for NEPA implementation (33 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 230 and 325, Appendices B and C). The Corps Omaha District, Denver Regulatory Office is the lead federal agency responsible for the Draft EIS and information contained in the EIS serves as the basis for a decision regarding issuance of a Section 404 Permit. It also provides information for local and state agencies having jurisdictional responsibility for affected resources. DATES: Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted on or before January 28, 2010. Public open houses and hearings will be held on December 1, 2, and 3, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send written comments regarding the Proposed Action and Draft EIS to Scott Franklin, Moffat EIS Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District—Denver Regulatory Office, 9307 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Littleton, CO 80128 or via email: moffat.eis@usace.army.mil. Requests to be placed on or removed from the mailing list should also be sent to this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Franklin, Moffat EIS Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at 303–979–4120; Fax 303–979–0602. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the Draft EIS is to provide decision-makers and the public with information pertaining to the Proposed Action and alternatives, and to disclose environmental impacts and identify mitigation measures to reduce impacts. Denver Water proposes to enlarge its existing 41,811 AF Gross Reservoir by 72,000 AF to a total storage capacity of 113,811 AF. Gross Dam is located in Boulder County, CO, approximately 35 miles northwest of Denver and 6 miles southwest of the city of Boulder. The enlargement would be accomplished by raising the existing concrete gravity arch dam by 125 feet, from 340 to 465 feet high. The surface area of the reservoir would be expanded from approximately 418 acres to 818 acres. Using existing collection infrastructure, water from the Fraser River, Williams Fork River, and South Boulder Creek would be diverted and delivered during average to wet years via the Moffat Tunnel and South Boulder Creek to Gross Reservoir. There would be no additional diversions in dry years because Denver Water already diverts the maximum amount physically and legally available under their E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army


Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement 
(DEIS) for Training Land Acquisition at Fort Polk, LA

AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA).

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Army has prepared a DEIS that analyzes 
environmental and socioeconomic impacts connected with the proposed 
acquisition (hereinafter to mean including purchase and lease) and use 
of up to 100,000 additional acres of commercial and private lands for 
training in the vicinity of Fort Polk, Louisiana. This Proposed Action 
to acquire additional lands supports the training requirements of the 
Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) and Fort Polk's current and 
future resident units. The DEIS analyzes three alternatives that are 
deemed feasible and meet the purpose and need for this Proposed Action.

DATES: The public comment period for the DEIS will end 45 days after 
the publication of the NOA in the Federal Register by the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency.

ADDRESSES: To request a copy of the DEIS contact Ms. Susan Walker, Fort 
Polk Public Affairs Office, 7073 Radio Road, Fort Polk, LA 71459-5342. 
Comments may also be e-mailed to Susan.T.Walker@conus.army.mil.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Susan Walker at (337) 531-9125 
during normal business hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Fort Polk, located in west-central 
Louisiana, is one of the Army's premier power projection platforms and 
also the home of the JRTC. Fort Polk is currently comprised

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of approximately 198,130 acres of U.S. Army-owned land and lands 
utilized under a special use permit with the U.S. Forest Service. In 
order to improve the training requirements of Fort Polk's units and the 
JRTC, the Army has proposed to acquire up to 100,000 acres of 
additional land to enhance realistic training conditions. Additional 
training lands will allow Soldiers of the JRTC to train on brigade-
level combat maneuver training tasks while simultaneously allowing Fort 
Polk's resident units to conduct maneuver and live-fire training. This 
additional land will enhance training for Fort Polk units and units 
deploying to JRTC, will reduce the need for training work arounds, and 
will allow Soldiers to train to more realistic standards in preparation 
for operational deployment.
    The Fort, Polk DEIS analyzes the environmental and socioeconomic 
impacts of several acquisition location alternatives, each of which 
could include the acquisition of up to 100,000 acres of land. 
Alternative 1 considers the acquisition of lands directly adjacent to 
Fort Polk's existing training areas to the south of Peason Ridge and 
directly north and east of the main post. As part of Alternative 1, 
units would continue to lease lands to convoy to Peason Ridge to access 
training areas. Alternative 2 considers the acquisition of the land 
considered in Alternative 1 and, in addition, considers the acquisition 
of parcels that connect Peason Ridge with Fort Polk's main post. 
Alternative 3 considers the acquisition of those lands considered in 
Alternative 2 and, in addition, considers the acquisition of lands to 
the east of Fort Polk in Rapides Parish. The DEIS also analyzes the No 
Action Alternative, which evaluates the impacts of taking no action to 
acquire or use additional training land around Fort Polk.
    The Army has determined that significant impacts may possibly occur 
in regard to land use and noise for each of the three alternatives 
being considered. The Army projects that moderate impacts would occur 
to soil resources, water resources, wetlands, biological resources, 
cultural resources, and socioeconomics as a result of implementing the 
Proposed Action. The DEIS serves as documentation of the installation's 
compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act 
in accordance with 36 CFR 800.3-800.6. Substantive compliance with 
these provisions of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's 
regulations will be achieved through NEPA.
    The public and any consulting parties are invited to review and 
comment on the DEIS. Public meetings will be announced in local media 
sources.
    Comments from the public and consultation with consulting parties 
will be considered before any decision is made regarding implementing 
the Proposed Action at Fort Polk.

    Dated: October 23, 2009.
Addison D. Davis IV,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Environment, Safety and 
Occupational Health).
[FR Doc. E9-26088 Filed 10-29-09; 8:45 am]
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