Delta-Mendota Canal/California Aqueduct Intertie, Alameda County, CA, 61364 [E9-28138]

Download as PDF 61364 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 24, 2009 / Notices reclamation through the apportionment of funds to States and Indian tribes. Bureau Form Number: OSM–76. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Annual Responses: 1,800. Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,000. Description of Respondents: State governments and Indian tribes. Dated: November 17, 2009. John R. Craynon, Chief, Division of Regulatory Support. [FR Doc. E9–28089 Filed 11–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–05–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Delta-Mendota Canal/California Aqueduct Intertie, Alameda County, CA WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS). SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation, as the National Environmental Policy Act Federal lead agency, has prepared the Delta-Mendota Canal/California Aqueduct Intertie (Intertie) Final EIS. The Intertie is a proposed action in the August 2000 CALFED Bay-Delta Program Programmatic Record of Decision. The Intertie Final 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 Central Valley Project’s (CVP) Jones Pumping Plant to less than its authorized pumping capacity of 4,600 cubic feet per second. A notice of availability of the Draft EIS was published in the Federal Register on July 14, 2009 (74 FR 34031). The written comment period on the Draft EIS ended on August 31, 2009. The Final EIS contains responses to all comments received and reflects comments and any additional information received during the review period. DATES: Reclamation will not make a decision on the Proposed Action until at least 30 days after release of the Final EIS. After the 30-day waiting period, Reclamation will complete a Record of Decision (ROD). The ROD will state the action that will be implemented and will discuss all the factors leading to that decision. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Final EIS may be requested from Mr. Louis Moore, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:15 Nov 23, 2009 Jkt 220001 Way, Sacramento, CA 95825; by calling 916–978–5106 (TDD 916–978–5608); or by e-mailing wmoore@usbr.gov. The Final EIS is also accessible from the following Web site: http://www.usbr. gov/mp/intertie/docs/index.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Louis Moore at the phone number or email address above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Final 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. The Intertie Final EIS evaluates constructing and operating a pipeline connecting between the 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 Final 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. Public hearings were held on August 4, 2009 in Sacramento, California and on August 5, 2009 in Stockton, California. Copies of the Final 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. Before including your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in any correspondence, you should be aware that your entire correspondence, including your personal identifying PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your correspondence to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: October 30, 2009. Pablo R. Arroyave, Deputy Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. E9–28138 Filed 11–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVB02000.L51010000.ER0000.F0900080; NVN–86292; 09–08807; TAS:14X5017] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Tonopah Solar Energy, LLC Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, Nye County, NV AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. SUMMARY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Battle Mountain District Office, Tonopah Field Office, Nevada intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project located on public lands in Nye County, Nevada. DATES: Submit comments on or before December 24, 2009. The BLM will announce public scoping meetings to identify relevant issues through local news media and the BLM Web site, http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/battle_ mountain_field.html, at least 15 days prior to each meeting. The BLM will provide additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of the Draft EIS. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues related to the proposed project by the following methods: • E-mail: crescent_dunes@blm.gov • Fax: (775) 482–7810 (attention: Tim Coward) • Mail or Hand Delivery: Bureau of Land Management, Tonopah Field Office, Attn: Tim Coward, Project Manager, 1553 South Main Street, P.O. Box 911, Tonopah, NV 89049. Documents pertinent to this project may be examined at the Tonopah Field Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information or to have your name added to the mailing list, contact Tim Coward, (775) 482–7800, or e-mail crescent_dunes@blm.gov. E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 225 (Tuesday, November 24, 2009)]
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[FR Doc No: E9-28138]


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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 Final Environmental Impact 
Statement (Final EIS).

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation, as the National Environmental 
Policy Act Federal lead agency, has prepared the Delta-Mendota Canal/
California Aqueduct Intertie (Intertie) Final EIS. The Intertie is a 
proposed action in the August 2000 CALFED Bay-Delta Program 
Programmatic Record of Decision. The Intertie Final 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 
Central Valley Project's (CVP) Jones Pumping Plant to less than its 
authorized pumping capacity of 4,600 cubic feet per second.
    A notice of availability of the Draft EIS was published in the 
Federal Register on July 14, 2009 (74 FR 34031). The written comment 
period on the Draft EIS ended on August 31, 2009. The Final EIS 
contains responses to all comments received and reflects comments and 
any additional information received during the review period.

DATES: Reclamation will not make a decision on the Proposed Action 
until at least 30 days after release of the Final EIS. After the 30-day 
waiting period, Reclamation will complete a Record of Decision (ROD). 
The ROD will state the action that will be implemented and will discuss 
all the factors leading to that decision.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Final EIS may be requested from Mr. Louis 
Moore, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825; 
by calling 916-978-5106 (TDD 916-978-5608); or by e-mailing 
wmoore@usbr.gov. The Final EIS is also accessible from the following 
Web site: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/intertie/docs/index.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Louis Moore at the phone number or 
e-mail address above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Final 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.
    The Intertie Final EIS evaluates constructing and operating a 
pipeline connecting between the 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 Final 
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.
    Public hearings were held on August 4, 2009 in Sacramento, 
California and on August 5, 2009 in Stockton, California.
    Copies of the Final 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.
    Before including your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, 
or other personal identifying information in any correspondence, you 
should be aware that your entire correspondence, including your 
personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any 
time. While you can ask us in your correspondence to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Dated: October 30, 2009.
Pablo R. Arroyave,
Deputy Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. E9-28138 Filed 11-23-09; 8:45 am]
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