Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Folsom South of U.S. Highway 50 Specific Plan Project, in Sacramento County, CA, Corps Permit Application Number SPK-2007-02159, 38500-38501 [2010-16135]

Download as PDF 38500 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 127 / Friday, July 2, 2010 / Notices emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES questions on risk factors for poor civilian readjustment, and other biographical and psychological content. DoD regulations stipulate that all military personnel must receive preseparation counseling no less than 90 days before leaving active duty. NHRC proposes tracking over time the mental well-being of eligible baseline respondents for the longitudinal portion of the study through a follow-on survey 3 to 6 months after separation from military service, after they have completed the transition from military to civilian life. Data from extant historical personnel and medical files will also be combined with survey data to develop models that demonstrate the influence of combat, and a variety of covariates, on mental health symptoms, resilience, and substance abuse. We estimate that approximately 1,850 of the 2,700 baseline participants will be eligible for and consent to participate in the follow-up survey. In order to facilitate locating these respondents, the baseline questionnaire requested participants provide name, relocation plans, names and contact information for two friends or relatives who always know where the respondent is living, and the respondent’s date of birth and social security number. The follow-up survey will be sent to respondents through the mail. Respondents will also have the option of completing this survey via the Web, which will closely simulate the hardcopy version of the instrument. Affected Public: Marine Corps personnel who have separated from the Military in the six-month period following the baseline survey. Annual Burden Hours: 1,850. Number of Respondents: 1,850. Responses per Respondent: 1. Average Burden per Response: 1 hour. Frequency: One time. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary of Information Collection This study population is unique because there is a need for longitudinal mental health research in the Military that spans both Active Duty and the period of reintegration into civilian life after combat exposure. Given that disability and poor physical health were significant predictors of mental health problems in the pilot study, that stigma continues to be an issue for military personnel seeking mental health care, and that significant difficulties remain in transitioning mental health care, this type of program would appear especially appropriate and suited for implementation in the U.S. military. The follow-up survey will consist of a mailed paper-and-pencil questionnaire VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:27 Jul 01, 2010 Jkt 220001 with the option of completing the questionnaire via the Web. All participants from the baseline survey who have separated from military service since completion of the baseline survey will be eligible for the second phase of study and their participation in the follow-up survey will be requested. Respondents were informed during the Introductory Briefing to the baseline survey that they may be contacted for a follow-up interview. Approximately 15 percent of Military personnel are women. Therefore, it is estimated that 15 percent will be the proportion of women completing the survey; the remaining 85 percent will be male respondents. Dated: June 28, 2010. Mitchell S. Bryman, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2010–16089 Filed 7–1–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Corps of Engineers Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Folsom South of U.S. Highway 50 Specific Plan Project, in Sacramento County, CA, Corps Permit Application Number SPK–2007–02159 AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Notice of availability. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Sacramento District has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that analyzes the potential effects of implementing each of six on-site landuse and eleven off-site water supply/ alignment alternative scenarios for a large-scale, mixed-use, mixed-density master planned community on the approximately 3,502-acre Folsom South of U.S. Highway 50 Specific Plan area (SPA), located within the Sphere of Influence of the City of Folsom, Sacramento County, California. The DEIS has been prepared as a joint document with the City of Folsom (City). The City is the local agency responsible for preparing an Environmental Impact Report in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The DEIS documents the existing condition of environmental resources in and around areas considered for PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 development, and potential impacts on those resources as a result of implementing the alternatives. The onsite land use alternatives considered in detail are: (1) No Project Alternative (No development for both land use and water supply/alignment); (2) No USACE Permit Alternative (no discharge of dredged and/or fill material into waters of the U.S.); (3) Proposed Project Alternative, the Applicants’ Preferred Alternative; (4) Resource Impact Minimization Alternative; (5) Centralized Development Alternative; and (6) Reduced Hillside Development Alternative. The off-site water supply/ alignment alternatives considered in detail are: (1) No USACE Permit Alternative (no discharge of dredged and/or fill material into waters of the U.S.); (2) Proposed Off-site Water Facility Alternative—Raw Water Conveyance—Grant Line Road Alignment and On-site WTP; (3) Off-site Water Facility Alternative 1—Raw Water Conveyance—Grant Line Road Alignment and White Rock WTP; (4) Off-site Water Facility Alternative 1A— Raw Water Conveyance—Grant Line Road Route Variation Alignment and White Rock WTP; (5) Off-site Water Facility Alternative 2—Treated Water Conveyance—Douglas Road Alignment and Vineyard SWTP; (6) Off-site Water Facility Alternative 2A—Treated Water Conveyance—Douglas Road Route Variation Alignment and Vineyard SWTP; (7) Off-site Water Facility Alternative 2B—Treated Water Conveyance—North Douglas Tanks Variation Alignment and Vineyard SWTP; (8) Off-site Water Facility Alternative 3—Raw Water Conveyance—Douglas Road Alignment and White Rock WTP; (9) Off-site Water Facility Alternative 3A—Raw Water Conveyance—Douglas Road Route Variation Alignment and White Rock WTP; (10) Off-site Water Facility Alternative 4—Raw Water Conveyance to Folsom Boulevard Alignment and Folsom Boulevard WTP; and (11) Offsite Water Facility Alternative 4A—Raw Water Conveyance to Folsom Boulevard—Route Variation Alignment and Folsom Boulevard WTP. DATES: All written comments must be postmarked on or before September 7, 2010. The USACE and the City will jointly conduct a public meeting that will be held on August 2, 2010 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The public meeting will be held at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma Street, Folsom, California 95630. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted in writing to: Lisa M. Gibson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 127 / Friday, July 2, 2010 / Notices Sacramento District, Regulatory Division; 1325 J Street, Room 1480, Sacramento, California 95814–2922, or via e-mail to Lisa.M.Gibson2@usace.army.mil. Oral and written comments may also be submitted at the public meeting described in the DATES section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa M. Gibson, (916) 557–5288, or via e-mail at Lisa.M.Gibson2@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The South Folsom Property Owners Group, the project applicants, are seeking adoption by the City of the proposed SPA project and associated entitlements. The City and the South Folsom Property Owners Group are also seeking authorization from USACE for the placement of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The Proposed Project includes 10,210 residential units at various densities on a total of 1,477.2 acres; 362.8 acres designated for commercial and industrial use, including a regional shopping center; public/quasi-public uses; elementary, middle, and high schools on 179.3 acres; 121.7 acres of community and neighborhood parks; stormwater detention basins; 1,053.1 acres of open-space areas and openspace preserves; and major roads with landscaping. In addition, the proposed project includes the construction of several off-site infrastructure facilities, including intersection expansions to allow access to and from U.S. 50 and the SPA, an overpass of U.S. 50, two roadway connections and sewer pipelines from the SPA into El Dorado Hills, a sewer force main connection to the existing City system, a detention basin and water pipelines and facilities. The SPA contains approximately 84.94 acres of waters of the U.S. The proposed land-use plan would involve the discharge of fill material into approximately 39.50 acres of waters of the U.S., and indirect impacts to 0.29 acres of waters of the U.S. resulting from fragmentation of existing waters. In addition, the proposed land-use plan involves the preservation of approximately 44.19 acres of waters of the U.S., concentrated primarily on the Alder Creek corridor and adjacent tributaries and wetlands. For the proposed off-site water supply/alignment for the SPA, the City is proposing off-site water facilities that would involve the permanent assignment to the City of the contractual entitlements to Central Valley Project (CVP) contract entitlement water, totaling not more than 8,000 acre-feet per year (AFY) from the Natomas VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:27 Jul 01, 2010 Jkt 220001 Central Mutual Water Company (NCMWC), diverting the water supply from the Sacramento River and conveying the water to the SPA. The proposed water supply would also involve the City purchasing dedicated capacity within the Freeport Regional Water Project (Freeport Project) from Sacramento County Water Agency (SCWA), which would serve as the point of diversion (POD) on the Sacramento River and partial conveyance pathway for not more than 6,000 AFY purchased from NCMWC. The City proposes to add the Freeport POD to the assigned CVP water to facilitate the diversion of these supplies at the existing Freeport Project diversion. The City proposes to pump and convey the assigned NCMWC CVP water supply through the Freeport Project diversion facility and conveyance pipeline to the point where SCWA and East Bay Municipal Utility District pipelines split. The City would then construct new water supply conveyance infrastructure from the bifurcation point to the SPA within an approximately 200-foot corridor. The corridor for the proposed construction of the water line and the proposed location for water treatment plants contains approximately 50.7 acres of waters of the U.S. The estimate of waters of the U.S. within the proposed water supply corridor was determined based on aerial photographs and National Wetland Inventory maps, and has not been field delineated or verified by USACE. Because the City has not yet completed project specific engineering details for the proposed off-site water supply/alignment, the exact impacts to waters of the U.S. cannot be determined. However, construction of the water supply infrastructure is expected to occur within an area of less than 100feet in width, and, depending on which side of the corridor construction would occur, would impact an estimated 5.7 acres or 6.8 acres of waters of the U.S. USACE invites full public participation to promote open communication and better decisionmaking. All persons and organizations that have an interest in the SPA are urged to participate in the NEPA process. An electronic version of the DEIS may be viewed at the USACE, Sacramento District Web site: http://www.spk.usace. army.mil/organizations/cespk-co/ regulatory/EISs/EIS-index.html: In addition, a hardcopy of the DEIS may also be reviewed at the following locations: (1) City of Folsom City Hall, Community Development Department, PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38501 50 Natoma Street, Folsom, California 95630. (2) Folsom Public Library, Georgia Murray Building, 411 Stafford Street, Folsom, California 95630. June 23, 2010. Thomas C. Chapman, Colonel, U.S. Army, District Engineer. [FR Doc. 2010–16135 Filed 7–1–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Corps of Engineers The Release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Town of Nags Head Proposed Beach Nourishment Project in Dare County, NC AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), Wilmington District, Regulatory Division, has been reviewing a request for Department of the Army authorization, pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, from the Town of Nags Head to dredge up to 4.6 million cubic yards of beachquality sediment from an offshore borrow source, and deposit the material along approximately 10 miles of ocean shoreline in the Town of Nags Head. The applicant proposes to utilize a self-contained hopper dredge during a proposed construction window from April through September to undertake the dredging operations and discharge the sand on the beach via submerged pipeline. The applicant’s proposed borrow areas include sites identified as having beach quality material in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District’s EIS, entitled Final Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement on Hurricane Protection and Beach Erosion Control, dated September 2000 (USACE 2000). DATES: Written comments on the Final EIS will be received until July 26, 2010. ADDRESSES: Copies of comments and questions regarding the Final EIS may be addressed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, Washington Regulatory Field Office. ATTN: File Number 200640282, 2407 W. Fifth Street, Washington, NC 27889. Copies of the Draft EIS can be reviewed on the Wilmington District Regulatory homepage at, http:// www.saw.usace.army.mil/wetlands/ E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army

Corps of Engineers


Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement 
for the Proposed Folsom South of U.S. Highway 50 Specific Plan Project, 
in Sacramento County, CA, Corps Permit Application Number SPK-2007-
02159

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

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Sacramento District has prepared 
a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that analyzes the 
potential effects of implementing each of six on-site land-use and 
eleven off-site water supply/alignment alternative scenarios for a 
large-scale, mixed-use, mixed-density master planned community on the 
approximately 3,502-acre Folsom South of U.S. Highway 50 Specific Plan 
area (SPA), located within the Sphere of Influence of the City of 
Folsom, Sacramento County, California. The DEIS has been prepared as a 
joint document with the City of Folsom (City). The City is the local 
agency responsible for preparing an Environmental Impact Report in 
compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
    The DEIS documents the existing condition of environmental 
resources in and around areas considered for development, and potential 
impacts on those resources as a result of implementing the 
alternatives. The on-site land use alternatives considered in detail 
are: (1) No Project Alternative (No development for both land use and 
water supply/alignment); (2) No USACE Permit Alternative (no discharge 
of dredged and/or fill material into waters of the U.S.); (3) Proposed 
Project Alternative, the Applicants' Preferred Alternative; (4) 
Resource Impact Minimization Alternative; (5) Centralized Development 
Alternative; and (6) Reduced Hillside Development Alternative. The off-
site water supply/alignment alternatives considered in detail are: (1) 
No USACE Permit Alternative (no discharge of dredged and/or fill 
material into waters of the U.S.); (2) Proposed Off-site Water Facility 
Alternative--Raw Water Conveyance--Grant Line Road Alignment and On-
site WTP; (3) Off-site Water Facility Alternative 1--Raw Water 
Conveyance--Grant Line Road Alignment and White Rock WTP; (4) Off-site 
Water Facility Alternative 1A--Raw Water Conveyance--Grant Line Road 
Route Variation Alignment and White Rock WTP; (5) Off-site Water 
Facility Alternative 2--Treated Water Conveyance--Douglas Road 
Alignment and Vineyard SWTP; (6) Off-site Water Facility Alternative 
2A--Treated Water Conveyance--Douglas Road Route Variation Alignment 
and Vineyard SWTP; (7) Off-site Water Facility Alternative 2B--Treated 
Water Conveyance--North Douglas Tanks Variation Alignment and Vineyard 
SWTP; (8) Off-site Water Facility Alternative 3--Raw Water Conveyance--
Douglas Road Alignment and White Rock WTP; (9) Off-site Water Facility 
Alternative 3A--Raw Water Conveyance--Douglas Road Route Variation 
Alignment and White Rock WTP; (10) Off-site Water Facility Alternative 
4--Raw Water Conveyance to Folsom Boulevard Alignment and Folsom 
Boulevard WTP; and (11) Off-site Water Facility Alternative 4A--Raw 
Water Conveyance to Folsom Boulevard--Route Variation Alignment and 
Folsom Boulevard WTP.

DATES: All written comments must be postmarked on or before September 
7, 2010. The USACE and the City will jointly conduct a public meeting 
that will be held on August 2, 2010 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The public 
meeting will be held at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma Street, 
Folsom, California 95630.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted in writing to: Lisa M. Gibson, 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,

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Sacramento District, Regulatory Division; 1325 J Street, Room 1480, 
Sacramento, California 95814-2922, or via e-mail to 
Lisa.M.Gibson2@usace.army.mil. Oral and written comments may also be 
submitted at the public meeting described in the DATES section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa M. Gibson, (916) 557-5288, or via 
e-mail at Lisa.M.Gibson2@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The South Folsom Property Owners Group, the 
project applicants, are seeking adoption by the City of the proposed 
SPA project and associated entitlements. The City and the South Folsom 
Property Owners Group are also seeking authorization from USACE for the 
placement of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States 
pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The Proposed Project 
includes 10,210 residential units at various densities on a total of 
1,477.2 acres; 362.8 acres designated for commercial and industrial 
use, including a regional shopping center; public/quasi-public uses; 
elementary, middle, and high schools on 179.3 acres; 121.7 acres of 
community and neighborhood parks; stormwater detention basins; 1,053.1 
acres of open-space areas and open-space preserves; and major roads 
with landscaping. In addition, the proposed project includes the 
construction of several off-site infrastructure facilities, including 
intersection expansions to allow access to and from U.S. 50 and the 
SPA, an overpass of U.S. 50, two roadway connections and sewer 
pipelines from the SPA into El Dorado Hills, a sewer force main 
connection to the existing City system, a detention basin and water 
pipelines and facilities. The SPA contains approximately 84.94 acres of 
waters of the U.S. The proposed land-use plan would involve the 
discharge of fill material into approximately 39.50 acres of waters of 
the U.S., and indirect impacts to 0.29 acres of waters of the U.S. 
resulting from fragmentation of existing waters. In addition, the 
proposed land-use plan involves the preservation of approximately 44.19 
acres of waters of the U.S., concentrated primarily on the Alder Creek 
corridor and adjacent tributaries and wetlands.
    For the proposed off-site water supply/alignment for the SPA, the 
City is proposing off-site water facilities that would involve the 
permanent assignment to the City of the contractual entitlements to 
Central Valley Project (CVP) contract entitlement water, totaling not 
more than 8,000 acre-feet per year (AFY) from the Natomas Central 
Mutual Water Company (NCMWC), diverting the water supply from the 
Sacramento River and conveying the water to the SPA. The proposed water 
supply would also involve the City purchasing dedicated capacity within 
the Freeport Regional Water Project (Freeport Project) from Sacramento 
County Water Agency (SCWA), which would serve as the point of diversion 
(POD) on the Sacramento River and partial conveyance pathway for not 
more than 6,000 AFY purchased from NCMWC. The City proposes to add the 
Freeport POD to the assigned CVP water to facilitate the diversion of 
these supplies at the existing Freeport Project diversion. The City 
proposes to pump and convey the assigned NCMWC CVP water supply through 
the Freeport Project diversion facility and conveyance pipeline to the 
point where SCWA and East Bay Municipal Utility District pipelines 
split. The City would then construct new water supply conveyance 
infrastructure from the bifurcation point to the SPA within an 
approximately 200-foot corridor. The corridor for the proposed 
construction of the water line and the proposed location for water 
treatment plants contains approximately 50.7 acres of waters of the 
U.S. The estimate of waters of the U.S. within the proposed water 
supply corridor was determined based on aerial photographs and National 
Wetland Inventory maps, and has not been field delineated or verified 
by USACE. Because the City has not yet completed project specific 
engineering details for the proposed off-site water supply/alignment, 
the exact impacts to waters of the U.S. cannot be determined. However, 
construction of the water supply infrastructure is expected to occur 
within an area of less than 100-feet in width, and, depending on which 
side of the corridor construction would occur, would impact an 
estimated 5.7 acres or 6.8 acres of waters of the U.S.
    USACE invites full public participation to promote open 
communication and better decision-making. All persons and organizations 
that have an interest in the SPA are urged to participate in the NEPA 
process.
    An electronic version of the DEIS may be viewed at the USACE, 
Sacramento District Web site: http://www.spk.usace.army.mil/organizations/cespk-co/regulatory/EISs/EIS-index.html: In addition, a 
hardcopy of the DEIS may also be reviewed at the following locations:
    (1) City of Folsom City Hall, Community Development Department, 50 
Natoma Street, Folsom, California 95630.
    (2) Folsom Public Library, Georgia Murray Building, 411 Stafford 
Street, Folsom, California 95630.

    June 23, 2010.
Thomas C. Chapman,
Colonel, U.S. Army, District Engineer.
[FR Doc. 2010-16135 Filed 7-1-10; 8:45 am]
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