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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 250 / Thursday, December 31, 2009 / Notices Dated: November 19, 2009. Rebecca Clark, Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. E9–31100 Filed 12–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9099–4] Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule State Approved Program Revision Approval: State of IL erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA’s approval, under regulations for CrossMedia Electronic Reporting, of the State of Illinois’ request to revise its EPAauthorized program to allow electronic reporting; and also provides notice of an opportunity to request a public hearing on this action. DATES: EPA’s approval is effective on February 1, 2010 if no timely request for a public hearing is received and accepted by the Agency. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Evi Huffer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information, Mail Stop 2823T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, (202) 566–1697, huffer.evi@epa.gov, or David Schwarz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information, Mail Stop 2823T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, (202) 566–1704, schwarz.david@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 13, 2005, the final Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMERR) was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 59848) and codified as Part 3 of title 40 of the CFR. CROMERR establishes electronic reporting as an acceptable regulatory alternative to paper reporting and establishes requirements to assure that electronic documents are as legally dependable as their paper counterparts. Under Subpart D of CROMERR, state, Tribe or local government agencies that receive, or wish to begin receiving, electronic reports under their EPA-authorized programs must apply to EPA for a revision or modification of those programs and get EPA approval. Subpart D also provides standards for such approvals based on consideration of the electronic document receiving systems that the State, Tribe, or local VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:06 Dec 30, 2009 Jkt 220001 government will use to implement the electronic reporting. Additionally, in § 3.1000(b) through (e) of 40 CFR Part 3, Subpart D provides special procedures for program revisions and modifications to allow electronic reporting, to be used at the option of the State, Tribe or local government in place of procedures available under existing programspecific authorization regulations. An application submitted under the Subpart D procedures must show that the State, Tribe or local government has sufficient legal authority to implement the electronic reporting components of the programs covered by the application and will use electronic document receiving systems that meet the applicable Subpart D requirements. On July 15, 2009, the State of Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted an application for its Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS)/Lab to State electronic document receiving system, for revision of its 40 CFR Part 142—National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation EPA-authorized program for electronic reporting of drinking water data submitted under 40 CFR part 141. EPA reviewed ILEPA’s request to revise its EPA-authorized program and, based on this review, EPA determined that the application met the standards for approval of authorized program revisions set out in 40 CFR Part 3, Subpart D, for electronic reporting of drinking water data that does not require signature or include an electronic signature. In accordance with 40 CFR 3.1000(d), this notice of EPA’s decision to approve Illinois’ request to revise its Part 142—National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation authorized program, to allow electronic reporting of drinking water data that does not require signature or include an electronic signature, is being published in the Federal Register. ILEPA was notified of EPA’s determination to approve its application with respect to the authorized program listed above. Also, in today’s notice, EPA is informing interested persons that they may request a public hearing on EPA’s action to approve the State of Illinois’ request to revise their authorized public water system program under 40 CFR part 142, in accordance with 40 CFR 3.1000(f). Requests for a hearing must be submitted to EPA within 30 days of publication of today’s Federal Register notice. Such requests should include the following information: (1) The name, address and telephone number of the individual, organization or other entity requesting a hearing; PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69337 (2) A brief statement of the requesting person’s interest in EPA’s determination, a brief explanation as to why EPA should hold a hearing, and any other information that the requesting person wants EPA to consider when determining whether to grant the request; (3) The signature of the individual making the request, or, if the request is made on behalf of an organization or other entity, the signature of a responsible official of the organization or other entity. In the event a hearing is requested and granted, EPA will provide notice of the hearing in the Federal Register not less than 15 days prior to the scheduled hearing date. Frivolous or insubstantial requests for hearing may be denied by EPA. Following such a public hearing, EPA will review the record of the hearing and issue an order either affirming today’s determination or rescinding such determination. If no timely request for a hearing is received and granted, this action will become effective 30 days after today’s notice is published, pursuant to CROMERR section 3.1000(f)(4). Dated: December 22, 2009. Lisa Schlosser, Director, Office of Information Collection. [FR Doc. E9–31105 Filed 12–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–8986–9] 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). Notice In accordance with Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act, EPA is required to make its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies public. Historically, EPA has met this mandate by publishing weekly notices of availability of EPA comments, which E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 69338 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 250 / Thursday, December 31, 2009 / Notices includes a brief summary of EPA’s comment letters, in the Federal Register. Since February 2008, EPA has been including its comment letters on EISs on its Web site at: http:// www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/ eisdata.html. Including the entire EIS comment letters on the Web site satisfies the Section 309(a) requirement to make EPA’s comments on EISs available to the public. Accordingly, after March 31, 2010, EPA will discontinue the publication of this notice of availability of EPA comments in the Federal Register. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Draft EISs EIS No. 20090349, ERP No. D–SFW– K91018–CA, Hatchery and Stocking Program Operation of 14 Trout Hatcheries and the Mad River Hatchery for the Anadromous Steelhead, Federal Funding, California Department of Fish and Game, CA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about wetland impacts, and requested additional information on monitoring, aquatic toxicity, and ammonia toxicity. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20090369, ERP No. D–USA– G11052–LA, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk Land Acquisition Program, Purchase and Lease Lands for Training and Management Activities, in the Parishes of Vernon, Sabine, Natchitoches, LA. Summary: While EPA has no objections to the proposed action, EPA did request clarification of wetland issues. Rating LO. EIS No. 20090377, ERP No. D–BOP– F81022–00, Criminal Alien Requirement 9 Project, Proposal to Contract with one or more Private Contractors to House up to 2,500 Federal, Low-Security, Adult Male, Non-U.S. Citizen, Criminal Aliens at Contractor Owned and Operated Correctional Facilities, Located in Baldwin, MI and/or Lake City, FL. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about wastewater management impacts. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20090385, ERP No. DS–TVA– A06090–AL, Bellefonte Site Single Nuclear Unit Project, Proposes to Complete or Construct and Operate a Single 1,100–1,200 MW Nuclear Generation Unit, Jackson County, AL. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about air quality, wetland, and radiological impacts. Rating EC2. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:06 Dec 30, 2009 Jkt 220001 Final EISs EIS No. 20090389, ERP No. F–AFS– K65370–CA, Beaverslide Timber Sale and Fuel Treatment Project, Proposing to Harvest Commercial Timber and Treat Hazardous Fuels, Six Rivers National Forest, Mad River Ranger District, Trinity County, CA. Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed project. EIS No. 20090391, ERP No. F–AFS– K65359–CA, Salt Timber Harvest and Fuel Hazard Reduction Project, Proposing Vegetation Management in the Salt Creek Watershed, South Fork Management Unit, Hayfork Ranger District, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Trinity County, CA. Summary: EPA’s previous asbestos concerns have been resolved; therefore, EPA does not object to the proposed action. Dated: December 24, 2009. Ken Mittelholtz, Deputy Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E9–31053 Filed 12–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–8987–1] Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–1399 or http://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements Filed 12/21/2009 Through 12/25/2009 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. Notice In accordance with Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act, EPA is required to make its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies public. Historically, EPA has met this mandate by publishing weekly notices of availability of EPA comments, which includes a brief summary of EPA’s comment letters, in the Federal Register. Since February 2008, EPA has been including its comment letters on EISs on its Web site at: http:// www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/ eisdata.html. Including the entire EIS comment letters on the Web site satisfies the Section 309(a) requirement to make EPA’s comments on EISs available to the public. Accordingly, after March 31, 2010, EPA will discontinue the publication of this PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 notice of availability of EPA comments in the Federal Register. EIS No. 20090448, Final EIS, FHWA, WA, South Park Bridge Project, Proposes to Rehabilitate or Replace the Historic South Park Ridge over the Duwamish Waterway at 14th/16 Avenue S, U.S. Coast Guard Permit and U.S. Army COE Section 10 and 404 Permits, King County, WA, Wait Period Ends: 02/01/2010, Contact: Peter A. Jilek, P.E. 360–753–9550. EIS No. 20090449, Final EIS, USFS, MI, Niagara Project, To Address SiteSpecific Vegetation and Transportation System Needs in the Project Areas, Hiawatha National Forest, St. Ignace and Sault Ste. Marie Ranger Districts, Mackinac and Chippewa Counties, MI, Wait Period Ends: 02/01/2010, Contact: Martha Sjoren 906–643–7900 Ext. 117. EIS No. 20090450, Final EIS, FERC, 00, Bison Pipeline Project (Docket No. CP09–161–000), Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Facilities, Application for Right-ofWay Grant and Temporary Use Permit, NPDES Permit and U.S. Army COE 404 Permit, WY, MT, and ND, Wait Period Ends: 02/01/2010, Contact: Julia Bovey 1–866–208–3372. Amended Notices EIS No. 20090446, Final EIS, USFS, NV, Jarbidge Ranger District Rangeland Management Project, Proposed Reauthorizing Grazing on 21 Existing Grazing Allotments, Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, Elko County, NV, Wait Period Ends: 01/25/2010, Contact: Vernon Keller 775–355–5356 Revision to FR Notice Published 12/ 24/2009: Correction to State and Comment Due Date. Dated: December 24, 2009. Ken Mittelholtz, Deputy Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E9–31057 Filed 12–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program Indian Health Service, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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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).

Notice

    In accordance with Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act, EPA is 
required to make its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies 
public. Historically, EPA has met this mandate by publishing weekly 
notices of availability of EPA comments, which

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includes a brief summary of EPA's comment letters, in the Federal 
Register. Since February 2008, EPA has been including its comment 
letters on EISs on its Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/eisdata.html. Including the entire EIS comment letters on the Web site 
satisfies the Section 309(a) requirement to make EPA's comments on EISs 
available to the public. Accordingly, after March 31, 2010, EPA will 
discontinue the publication of this notice of availability of EPA 
comments in the Federal Register.

Draft EISs

EIS No. 20090349, ERP No. D-SFW-K91018-CA, Hatchery and Stocking 
Program Operation of 14 Trout Hatcheries and the Mad River Hatchery for 
the Anadromous Steelhead, Federal Funding, California Department of 
Fish and Game, CA.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about wetland 
impacts, and requested additional information on monitoring, aquatic 
toxicity, and ammonia toxicity. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20090369, ERP No. D-USA-G11052-LA, Joint Readiness Training 
Center and Fort Polk Land Acquisition Program, Purchase and Lease Lands 
for Training and Management Activities, in the Parishes of Vernon, 
Sabine, Natchitoches, LA.

    Summary: While EPA has no objections to the proposed action, EPA 
did request clarification of wetland issues. Rating LO.

EIS No. 20090377, ERP No. D-BOP-F81022-00, Criminal Alien Requirement 9 
Project, Proposal to Contract with one or more Private Contractors to 
House up to 2,500 Federal, Low-Security, Adult Male, Non-U.S. Citizen, 
Criminal Aliens at Contractor Owned and Operated Correctional 
Facilities, Located in Baldwin, MI and/or Lake City, FL.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about wastewater 
management impacts. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20090385, ERP No. DS-TVA-A06090-AL, Bellefonte Site Single 
Nuclear Unit Project, Proposes to Complete or Construct and Operate a 
Single 1,100-1,200 MW Nuclear Generation Unit, Jackson County, AL.

    Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about air quality, 
wetland, and radiological impacts. Rating EC2.

Final EISs

EIS No. 20090389, ERP No. F-AFS-K65370-CA, Beaverslide Timber Sale and 
Fuel Treatment Project, Proposing to Harvest Commercial Timber and 
Treat Hazardous Fuels, Six Rivers National Forest, Mad River Ranger 
District, Trinity County, CA.

    Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed project.

EIS No. 20090391, ERP No. F-AFS-K65359-CA, Salt Timber Harvest and Fuel 
Hazard Reduction Project, Proposing Vegetation Management in the Salt 
Creek Watershed, South Fork Management Unit, Hayfork Ranger District, 
Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Trinity County, CA.

    Summary: EPA's previous asbestos concerns have been resolved; 
therefore, EPA does not object to the proposed action.

    Dated: December 24, 2009.
Ken Mittelholtz,
Deputy Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal 
Activities.
[FR Doc. E9-31053 Filed 12-30-09; 8:45 am]
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