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Download as PDF 62306 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 227 / Friday, November 27, 2009 / Notices Pennington Counties, SD, Comment Period Ends: 01/11/2010, Contact: Kelly Honors 605–673–4853. Amended Notices EIS No. 20090378, Draft EIS, COE, MN, NorthMet Project, Proposes to Construct and Operate an Open Pit Mine and Processing Facility, Located in Hoyt Lakes—Babbitt Area of St. Louis County, MN, Comment Period Ends: 02/03/2010, Contact: Jon K. Ahlness 651–290–5381 Revision to FR Notice Published 11/06/2009: Correction to Comment Period from 02/02/2010 to 02/03/2010. EIS No. 20090394, Draft EIS, USN, GU, Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Military Relocation, Proposed Relocating Marines from Okinawa, Visiting Aircraft Carrier Berthing, and Army Air and Missile Defense Task Force, Implementation, GU, Comment Period Ends: 02/17/2010, Contact: Kyle Fujimoto 808–472–1442. Revision to FR Notice Published 11/ 20/2009: Correction to Comment Period from 02/18/2010 to 02/17/ 2010. Dated: November 23, 2009. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E9–28414 Filed 11–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–8986–1] Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES 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. 20090225, ERP No. D–AFS– J65543–ND, North Billings County Allotment Management Plan Revisions, Proposes to Continue to Permit Livestock Grazing on 43 Allotments, Medora Ranger District, VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:08 Nov 25, 2009 Jkt 220001 Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Billings County, ND. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to riparian areas and water quality, and requested adding water quality monitoring to the adaptive management plan. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20090230, ERP No. D–AFS– J65544–CO, North San Juan Sheep and Goat Allotments, Proposal to Permit Domestic Livestock Grazing Management, Conejos Peak Ranger District, Rio Grande National Forest, Conejos, Rio Grande and Archuleta Counties, CO. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about water quality, riparian stream bank, and forage impacts. Rating EC1. EIS No. 20090277, ERP No. D–AFS– J65547–CO, Hermosa Park/Mitchell Lakes Land Exchange Project, Proposed Land Exchange between Federal and Non-Federal Lands, Implementation, Federal Land in LaPlata County and Non-Federal Land in San Juan County, CO. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about direct and indirect impacts from the development of the Chris Park Parcel. EPA also requested that the FEIS analyze the relative impacts of future development of the Hermosa Park, Mitchell Lake, and the Iron Clad parcels versus the proposed development of the Chris Park Parcel. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20090279, ERP No. D–BLM– L65577–ID, Blackfoot Bridge Mine Project, Developing Three Mine Pits, Haul Roads, Water Management Structures, and Overburden Disposal Areas, Implementation, Caribou County, ID. Summary: EPA expressed environmental objections to the Preferred Alternative because of potentially significant water quality impacts. Rating EO2. EIS No. 20090287, ERP No. D–AFS– J65548–CO, Willow Creek Pass Fuel Reduction Project, Implementation, Hahns Peak/Bear Ears Ranger District, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, Routt County, CO. Summary: While EPA has no objection to the proposed action, we requested additional information on air quality impacts and mitigation. Rating LO. EIS No. 20090295, ERP No. D–FRC– J03023–00, Bison Pipeline Project (Docket No. CP09–161–000), Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Facilities, Application for PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Right-of-Way Grant and Temporary Use Permit, NPDES Permit and US COE 404 Permit, WY, MT, and ND. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about air quality, water quality and hydrostatic testing impacts. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20090317, ERP No. D–USA– D11046–VA, Fort Monroe U.S. Army Garrison Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005 Disposal and Reuse of Surplus Nonreverting Property, Fort Monroe, VA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the early transfer disposal alternative that will allow the reuse of the surplus property to occur before environmental remedial action has been completed. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20090330, ERP No. D–USN– K11125–CA, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Basewide Utilities Infrastructure Construct and Operate Six Utility Infrastructure Project, San Diego County, CA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about water resources and offered suggestions to mitigate air toxics emissions, improve energy efficiency, and generate renewable energy. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20090345, ERP No. D–AFS– F65078–WI, Honey Creek-Padus Project, Proposes to Harvest Timber, Regenerate Stands, Plant and Protect Tree Seedlings and Manage Access on Approximately 6,702 Acres, Lakewood-Laona Ranger District, Chequamegon-National Forest, Forest County, WI. Summary: EPA does not object to this project. Rating LO. EIS No. 20090259, ERP No. DS–AFS– D65036–PA, Allegheny National Forest, Updated Information for the 2007 Land and Resource Management Plan, Implementation, Elk, Forest, McKean and Warren Counties, PA. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns that the proposed Standards and Guidelines may not sufficiently mitigate impacts to water quality and wildlife resources. Rating EC2. Final EISs EIS No. 20090289, ERP No. F–FTA– J53009–CO, Gold Line Corridor Project, Development of FixedGuideway Transit Improvements, from Denver Union Station to Ward Road in Wheat Ridge, Implementation, City and County of Denver, Adams, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, and Jefferson Counties, CO. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about increased E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 227 / Friday, November 27, 2009 / Notices pollutant discharges to impaired surface waters. EIS No. 20090299, ERP No. F–FHW– J40187–UT, Geneva Road, Center Street/1600 West (Provo) to Geneva Road/SR–89 (Pleasant Grove), Improvements, U.S. Army COE 404 Permit, Utah County, UT. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about construction air quality impacts and their mitigation, and recommends 10 additional mitigation measures to address emissions from on-road and non-road construction equipment. EIS No. 20090326, ERP No. F–USN– E11065–FL, Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD), Capabilities to Conduct New and Increased Mission Operations for the Department of Navy (DON) and Customers within the three Military Operating Areas and St. Andrew Bay (SAB), Gulf of Mexico, FL. Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. EIS No. 20090333, ERP No. F–COE– F39042–MN, Mississippi River Headwaters Reservoir Operating Plan Evaluation (ROPE), Proposed Revision to the Operating Plan for the Reservoirs, Upper Mississippi River Headwaters, Bemidji to St. Paul, MN. Summary: While EPA has no objection to the proposed action, EPA did request that the Corps of Engineers work with recreational users of the reservoirs to institute measures to improve water quality. EIS No. 20090341, ERP No. F–IBR– K65356–CA, Grassland Bypass Project 2010–2019 Project, Proposed new Use Agreement, San Joaquin River, CA. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about the treatment of agriculture runoff to meet selenium objectives by 2019 and minimize the increase of selenium in groundwater. EPA continues to recommend that the Bureau of Reclamation and Delta-Mendota Water Authority consider a long-term option if feasible methods to adequately treat agricultural drain water are not found. EIS No. 20090342, ERP No. F–AFS– K65355–CA, Sequoia National Forest Motorized Travel Management Project, Prohibit Cross-Country Travel for Managing Motorized Travel, Kern River, Western Divide Ranger Districts, Sequoia National Forest, Tulare County, CA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the continued use of routes in areas that may contain naturally occurring asbestos. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:08 Nov 25, 2009 Jkt 220001 EIS No. 20090350, ERP No. F–AFS– F65044–WI, Grub Hoe Vegetation and Transportation Management Project, Proposes to Implement Vegetation Management Activities, Eagle River Florence Ranger District, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Florence County, WI. Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. Dated: November 23, 2009. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E9–28415 Filed 11–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8985–8] EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Meeting of the Health Effects Subcommittee of the Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis (Council) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the Health Effects Subcommittee (HES) of the Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis (Council). The HES, supplemented with additional members from the Council, will review technical assessments related to health benefits analyses and uncertainty analyses to support of the Office of Air and Radiation’s Second Section 812 Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Clean Air Act. DATES: The meeting dates are Tuesday, December 15, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, December 16, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time). ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the SAB Conference Center at 1025 F Street, NW., Suite 3700, Washington, DC 20004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to obtain further information about this meeting may contact Dr. Marc Rigas, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; by telephone/voice mail: (202) 343–9978 or at rigas.marc@epa.gov. General information about the Council may be PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62307 found on the Council Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/advisorycouncilcaa. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C., App. 2 (FACA), notice is hereby given that the Health Effects Subcommittee (HES) of the Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis (Council) will hold a public meeting to evaluate draft documents regarding Human Health Benefits and Uncertainty Analyses to Support the Second Section 812 BenefitCost Analysis of the Clean Air Act. The Council was established in 1991 pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1990 (see 42 U.S.C. 7612) to provide advice, information and recommendations on technical and economic aspects of analyses and reports EPA prepares on the impacts of the CAA on the public health, economy, and environment of the United States. The Council is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under FACA. The HES will provide advice through the Council and will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Pursuant to Section 812 of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, EPA conducts periodic studies to assess benefits and costs of the EPA’s regulatory actions under the Clean Air Act. The Council has provided advice on an EPA retrospective study published in 1997 and an EPA prospective study completed in 1999. EPA initiated a second prospective study to evaluate the costs and benefits of EPA Clean Air programs for years 1990–2020. The Council has previously provided advice on analytic blueprints for this study. EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation is now nearing completion of the analytical work for the second prospective study. The December 15–16, 2009 meeting will provide the HES the opportunity to review the technical documents pertaining to human health benefits as well as uncertainty in the benefits and costs estimates. Technical Contacts: The Office of Air and Radiation technical contact for the Second Section 812 Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Clean Air Act is Mr. Jim DeMocker at (202) 564–1673 or democker.jim@epa.gov. Availability of Meeting Materials: EPA draft documents (Benefits Analyses to Support the Second Section 812 BenefitCost Analysis of the Clean Air Act— Draft (Chapter 1: Introduction and Chapter 2: Human Health Benefits) and Uncertainty Analyses to Support the Second Section 812 Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Clean Air Act—Draft) E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[ER-FRL-8986-1]


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. 20090225, ERP No. D-AFS-J65543-ND, North Billings County 
Allotment Management Plan Revisions, Proposes to Continue to Permit 
Livestock Grazing on 43 Allotments, Medora Ranger District, Dakota 
Prairie Grasslands, Billings County, ND.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to 
riparian areas and water quality, and requested adding water quality 
monitoring to the adaptive management plan. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20090230, ERP No. D-AFS-J65544-CO, North San Juan Sheep and 
Goat Allotments, Proposal to Permit Domestic Livestock Grazing 
Management, Conejos Peak Ranger District, Rio Grande National Forest, 
Conejos, Rio Grande and Archuleta Counties, CO.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about water quality, 
riparian stream bank, and forage impacts. Rating EC1.

EIS No. 20090277, ERP No. D-AFS-J65547-CO, Hermosa Park/Mitchell Lakes 
Land Exchange Project, Proposed Land Exchange between Federal and Non-
Federal Lands, Implementation, Federal Land in LaPlata County and Non-
Federal Land in San Juan County, CO.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about direct and 
indirect impacts from the development of the Chris Park Parcel. EPA 
also requested that the FEIS analyze the relative impacts of future 
development of the Hermosa Park, Mitchell Lake, and the Iron Clad 
parcels versus the proposed development of the Chris Park Parcel. 
Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20090279, ERP No. D-BLM-L65577-ID, Blackfoot Bridge Mine 
Project, Developing Three Mine Pits, Haul Roads, Water Management 
Structures, and Overburden Disposal Areas, Implementation, Caribou 
County, ID.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental objections to the Preferred 
Alternative because of potentially significant water quality impacts. 
Rating EO2.

EIS No. 20090287, ERP No. D-AFS-J65548-CO, Willow Creek Pass Fuel 
Reduction Project, Implementation, Hahns Peak/Bear Ears Ranger 
District, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, Routt County, CO.

    Summary: While EPA has no objection to the proposed action, we 
requested additional information on air quality impacts and mitigation. 
Rating LO.

EIS No. 20090295, ERP No. D-FRC-J03023-00, Bison Pipeline Project 
(Docket No. CP09-161-000), Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of 
Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Facilities, Application for Right-of-
Way Grant and Temporary Use Permit, NPDES Permit and US COE 404 Permit, 
WY, MT, and ND.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about air quality, 
water quality and hydrostatic testing impacts. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20090317, ERP No. D-USA-D11046-VA, Fort Monroe U.S. Army 
Garrison Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005 Disposal and Reuse of 
Surplus Nonreverting Property, Fort Monroe, VA.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the early 
transfer disposal alternative that will allow the reuse of the surplus 
property to occur before environmental remedial action has been 
completed. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20090330, ERP No. D-USN-K11125-CA, Marine Corps Base Camp 
Pendleton Basewide Utilities Infrastructure Construct and Operate Six 
Utility Infrastructure Project, San Diego County, CA.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about water resources 
and offered suggestions to mitigate air toxics emissions, improve 
energy efficiency, and generate renewable energy. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20090345, ERP No. D-AFS-F65078-WI, Honey Creek-Padus Project, 
Proposes to Harvest Timber, Regenerate Stands, Plant and Protect Tree 
Seedlings and Manage Access on Approximately 6,702 Acres, Lakewood-
Laona Ranger District, Chequamegon-National Forest, Forest County, WI.

    Summary: EPA does not object to this project. Rating LO.

EIS No. 20090259, ERP No. DS-AFS-D65036-PA, Allegheny National Forest, 
Updated Information for the 2007 Land and Resource Management Plan, 
Implementation, Elk, Forest, McKean and Warren Counties, PA.

    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns that the 
proposed Standards and Guidelines may not sufficiently mitigate impacts 
to water quality and wildlife resources. Rating EC2.

Final EISs

EIS No. 20090289, ERP No. F-FTA-J53009-CO, Gold Line Corridor Project, 
Development of Fixed-Guideway Transit Improvements, from Denver Union 
Station to Ward Road in Wheat Ridge, Implementation, City and County of 
Denver, Adams, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, and Jefferson Counties, CO.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about increased

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pollutant discharges to impaired surface waters.

EIS No. 20090299, ERP No. F-FHW-J40187-UT, Geneva Road, Center Street/
1600 West (Provo) to Geneva Road/SR-89 (Pleasant Grove), Improvements, 
U.S. Army COE 404 Permit, Utah County, UT.

    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about 
construction air quality impacts and their mitigation, and recommends 
10 additional mitigation measures to address emissions from on-road and 
non-road construction equipment.

EIS No. 20090326, ERP No. F-USN-E11065-FL, Naval Surface Warfare Center 
Panama City Division (NSWC PCD), Capabilities to Conduct New and 
Increased Mission Operations for the Department of Navy (DON) and 
Customers within the three Military Operating Areas and St. Andrew Bay 
(SAB), Gulf of Mexico, FL.

    Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action.

EIS No. 20090333, ERP No. F-COE-F39042-MN, Mississippi River Headwaters 
Reservoir Operating Plan Evaluation (ROPE), Proposed Revision to the 
Operating Plan for the Reservoirs, Upper Mississippi River Headwaters, 
Bemidji to St. Paul, MN.

    Summary: While EPA has no objection to the proposed action, EPA did 
request that the Corps of Engineers work with recreational users of the 
reservoirs to institute measures to improve water quality.

EIS No. 20090341, ERP No. F-IBR-K65356-CA, Grassland Bypass Project 
2010-2019 Project, Proposed new Use Agreement, San Joaquin River, CA.

    Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about the 
treatment of agriculture runoff to meet selenium objectives by 2019 and 
minimize the increase of selenium in groundwater. EPA continues to 
recommend that the Bureau of Reclamation and Delta-Mendota Water 
Authority consider a long-term option if feasible methods to adequately 
treat agricultural drain water are not found.

EIS No. 20090342, ERP No. F-AFS-K65355-CA, Sequoia National Forest 
Motorized Travel Management Project, Prohibit Cross-Country Travel for 
Managing Motorized Travel, Kern River, Western Divide Ranger Districts, 
Sequoia National Forest, Tulare County, CA.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the continued 
use of routes in areas that may contain naturally occurring asbestos.

EIS No. 20090350, ERP No. F-AFS-F65044-WI, Grub Hoe Vegetation and 
Transportation Management Project, Proposes to Implement Vegetation 
Management Activities, Eagle River Florence Ranger District, 
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Florence County, WI.

    Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action.

    Dated: November 23, 2009.
Robert W. Hargrove,
Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities.
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