Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction for South Ponte Vedra Beach, Vilano Beach, and Summer Haven Beach Reaches, St. Johns County, FL, 17132-17133 [2010-7598]

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[FR Doc. 2010–7587 Filed 4–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction for South Ponte Vedra Beach, Vilano Beach, and Summer Haven Beach Reaches, St. Johns County, FL Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for evaluation of the feasibility of providing hurricane and storm damage reduction (HSDR), and related purposes to the shores of St. Johns County, Florida. In cooperation with St. Johns County, the study will evaluate alternatives that will maximize HSDR while minimizing environmental impacts within three reaches designated critically eroded by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP): (1) South Ponte Vedra Beach (R84–R110/5 miles), (2) Vilano Beach (R110–R122/2.5 miles) and (3) Summer Haven Beach (R197–R209/2.3 miles). ADDRESSES: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Planning Division, Environmental Branch, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232–0019. E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 64 / Monday, April 5, 2010 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Paul M. DeMarco, by e-mail Paul.M.DeMarco@usace.army.mil or by telephone at 904–232–1897. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: a. Proposed Action. The Rivers and Harbors Act of 1962 gave the Secretary of the Army broad authorization to survey coastal areas of the United States and its possessions in the interest of beach erosion control, hurricane protection and related purposes, provided that surveys of particular areas would be authorized by appropriate resolutions (Pub. L. 87–874, Section 110). As a result, portions of the St. Johns County shoreline experiencing severe erosion were studied extensively. The St. Johns County, Florida General Reevaluation Report (GRR) (USACE 1998), recommended beach nourishment along St. Augustine Beach. Initial fill was completed in January 2003. Authority for the proposed study is House Resolution 2646 adopted June 21, 2000. A Reconnaissance Report completed in March 2004, by the Corps, concluded based on preliminary findings, there was a federal interest in pursuing HSDR for the Vilano Beach and Summer Haven Beach reaches. Subsequent to the completion of that report, South Ponte Vedra Beach experienced severe erosion, was designated as a critically eroded beach by FDEP, and therefore added to the scope of the Federal study. b. Alternatives. Project’s alternatives include no action and various levels of protection along approximately 9.8 miles of coastal shoreline along three reaches designated as critically eroded areas. In addition to various levels of beach nourishment and periodic renourishment, the Corps will consider other management measures such as nearshore placement of sand, breakwaters, submerged artificial reef, groins, revetments, seawalls, dunes/ vegetation, change to the Coastal Construction Control Line, relocation of structures, moratorium on construction, establish a no-growth program, relocation of structures, flood proofing of structures, and condemnation of structures with land acquisition. c. Scoping Process. The scoping process as outlined by the Council on Environmental Quality has been and will continue to be utilized to involve Federal, State, and local agencies, affected Indian tribes, and other interested persons and organizations. Scoping letters were sent to the appropriate parties requesting their comments and concerns on August 17, 2005, for the Summer Haven and Vilano VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:35 Apr 02, 2010 Jkt 220001 Beach reaches of the study area. After that time, FDEP designated the South Ponte Vedra Reach as critically eroding. A second scoping letter was sent out on September 16, 2008, to include the South Ponte Vedra Reach in the study area. Initial comments and concerns have been received. Any additional persons and organizations wishing to participate in the scoping process should contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the above address. Significant issues to be analyzed in the DEIS would include effects on Federally listed threatened and endangered species, and Essential Fish Habitat. Other issues would be health and safety, water quality, aesthetics and recreation, fish and wildlife resources, cultural resources, and socio-economic resources. Issues identified through scoping and public involvement thus far include loss of land and property due to erosion, lack of protection from hurricanes, loss of recreational beach, concern over impacts to sea turtles and shore birds from renourishment, concern over impacts to benthic organisms from mining and fill, concern over protecting surfing spots and the revenue they generate, concern over wasting Federal tax dollars, too much time since the first studies without positive results, and concern that revetments and seawalls harm sea turtle nesting. Any proposed action would be coordinated with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) pursuant to Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, and with the State Historic Preservation Officer. The NMFS Habitat Conservation Division (HCD) has accepted cooperating agency status on the study. Any proposed action would also involve evaluation for compliance with guidelines pursuant to section 404(b) of the Clean Water Act; application (to the State of Florida) for Water Quality Certification pursuant to section 401 of the Clean Water Act; certification of state lands, easements, and rights of way; and determination of Coastal Zone Management Act consistency. The FDEP Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems (BBCS) has also accepted cooperating agency status on the study. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the non-Federal sponsor, St. Johns County, would provide extensive information and assistance on the resources to be impacted and alternatives. d. Scoping Meetings. Public scoping meetings could be held. Exact dates, times, and locations would be published in local papers. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17133 e. Agency Role. As the cooperating agency, NMFS HCD and FDEP BBCS will provide information and assistance on the resources to be impacted, mitigation measures and alternatives. Other agencies having either regulatory authority or special expertise may also be invited to become a cooperating agency in preparation of the EIS. Specifically, as a Federal agency with jurisdiction to manage resources available on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), the U.S. Minerals Management Service would be invited should potential borrow areas be identified within Federal waters (outside the 3mile State statutory limit). f. Draft Environmental Impact Statement Availability. The study schedule is dependent upon Congressional funding and the current estimate is for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement to be available on or after 2012. Dated: March 25, 2010. Eric P. Summa, Chief, Environmental Branch. [FR Doc. 2010–7598 Filed 4–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Training Range and Garrison Support Facilities Construction and Operation at Fort Stewart, GA Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of Availability (NOA). AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of the Army has prepared a DEIS to analyze the environmental and socioeconomic impacts resulting from the proposed construction of 12 range projects and 2 garrison support facilities at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Completion of these projects will better allow the Army to support Soldier training requirements and will support Fort Stewart’s existing and future units. Construction of these projects will help to ensure Fort Stewart can meet unit training requirements if and when the pace of operational deployments slows. DATES: The public comment period will end 45 days after the publication of an NOA in the Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ADDRESSES: For further information regarding the EIS, please contact Mr. Charles Walden, Project Manager, Directorate of Public Works, Prevention and Compliance Branch, Environmental Division, 1550 Frank Cochran Drive, Building 1137–A, Fort Stewart, Georgia E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for 
Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction for South Ponte Vedra Beach, 
Vilano Beach, and Summer Haven Beach Reaches, St. Johns County, FL

AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, 
intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for 
evaluation of the feasibility of providing hurricane and storm damage 
reduction (HSDR), and related purposes to the shores of St. Johns 
County, Florida. In cooperation with St. Johns County, the study will 
evaluate alternatives that will maximize HSDR while minimizing 
environmental impacts within three reaches designated critically eroded 
by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP): (1) South 
Ponte Vedra Beach (R84-R110/5 miles), (2) Vilano Beach (R110-R122/2.5 
miles) and (3) Summer Haven Beach (R197-R209/2.3 miles).

ADDRESSES: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Planning Division, 
Environmental Branch, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Paul M. DeMarco, by e-mail 
Paul.M.DeMarco@usace.army.mil or by telephone at 904-232-1897.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    a. Proposed Action. The Rivers and Harbors Act of 1962 gave the 
Secretary of the Army broad authorization to survey coastal areas of 
the United States and its possessions in the interest of beach erosion 
control, hurricane protection and related purposes, provided that 
surveys of particular areas would be authorized by appropriate 
resolutions (Pub. L. 87-874, Section 110). As a result, portions of the 
St. Johns County shoreline experiencing severe erosion were studied 
extensively. The St. Johns County, Florida General Reevaluation Report 
(GRR) (USACE 1998), recommended beach nourishment along St. Augustine 
Beach. Initial fill was completed in January 2003.
    Authority for the proposed study is House Resolution 2646 adopted 
June 21, 2000. A Reconnaissance Report completed in March 2004, by the 
Corps, concluded based on preliminary findings, there was a federal 
interest in pursuing HSDR for the Vilano Beach and Summer Haven Beach 
reaches. Subsequent to the completion of that report, South Ponte Vedra 
Beach experienced severe erosion, was designated as a critically eroded 
beach by FDEP, and therefore added to the scope of the Federal study.
    b. Alternatives. Project's alternatives include no action and 
various levels of protection along approximately 9.8 miles of coastal 
shoreline along three reaches designated as critically eroded areas. In 
addition to various levels of beach nourishment and periodic 
renourishment, the Corps will consider other management measures such 
as nearshore placement of sand, breakwaters, submerged artificial reef, 
groins, revetments, seawalls, dunes/vegetation, change to the Coastal 
Construction Control Line, relocation of structures, moratorium on 
construction, establish a no-growth program, relocation of structures, 
flood proofing of structures, and condemnation of structures with land 
acquisition.
    c. Scoping Process. The scoping process as outlined by the Council 
on Environmental Quality has been and will continue to be utilized to 
involve Federal, State, and local agencies, affected Indian tribes, and 
other interested persons and organizations. Scoping letters were sent 
to the appropriate parties requesting their comments and concerns on 
August 17, 2005, for the Summer Haven and Vilano Beach reaches of the 
study area. After that time, FDEP designated the South Ponte Vedra 
Reach as critically eroding. A second scoping letter was sent out on 
September 16, 2008, to include the South Ponte Vedra Reach in the study 
area. Initial comments and concerns have been received. Any additional 
persons and organizations wishing to participate in the scoping process 
should contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the above address.
    Significant issues to be analyzed in the DEIS would include effects 
on Federally listed threatened and endangered species, and Essential 
Fish Habitat. Other issues would be health and safety, water quality, 
aesthetics and recreation, fish and wildlife resources, cultural 
resources, and socio-economic resources. Issues identified through 
scoping and public involvement thus far include loss of land and 
property due to erosion, lack of protection from hurricanes, loss of 
recreational beach, concern over impacts to sea turtles and shore birds 
from renourishment, concern over impacts to benthic organisms from 
mining and fill, concern over protecting surfing spots and the revenue 
they generate, concern over wasting Federal tax dollars, too much time 
since the first studies without positive results, and concern that 
revetments and seawalls harm sea turtle nesting.
    Any proposed action would be coordinated with the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) 
pursuant to Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, and with the State 
Historic Preservation Officer. The NMFS Habitat Conservation Division 
(HCD) has accepted cooperating agency status on the study.
    Any proposed action would also involve evaluation for compliance 
with guidelines pursuant to section 404(b) of the Clean Water Act; 
application (to the State of Florida) for Water Quality Certification 
pursuant to section 401 of the Clean Water Act; certification of state 
lands, easements, and rights of way; and determination of Coastal Zone 
Management Act consistency. The FDEP Bureau of Beaches and Coastal 
Systems (BBCS) has also accepted cooperating agency status on the 
study.
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the non-Federal sponsor, St. 
Johns County, would provide extensive information and assistance on the 
resources to be impacted and alternatives.
    d. Scoping Meetings. Public scoping meetings could be held. Exact 
dates, times, and locations would be published in local papers.
    e. Agency Role. As the cooperating agency, NMFS HCD and FDEP BBCS 
will provide information and assistance on the resources to be 
impacted, mitigation measures and alternatives. Other agencies having 
either regulatory authority or special expertise may also be invited to 
become a cooperating agency in preparation of the EIS. Specifically, as 
a Federal agency with jurisdiction to manage resources available on the 
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), the U.S. Minerals Management Service 
would be invited should potential borrow areas be identified within 
Federal waters (outside the 3-mile State statutory limit).
    f. Draft Environmental Impact Statement Availability. The study 
schedule is dependent upon Congressional funding and the current 
estimate is for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement to be 
available on or after 2012.

    Dated: March 25, 2010.
Eric P. Summa,
Chief, Environmental Branch.
[FR Doc. 2010-7598 Filed 4-2-10; 8:45 am]
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