Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment for the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center ARRA Funded Construction Projects, 39039-39040 [2010-16432]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 129 / Wednesday, July 7, 2010 / Notices habitats would all increase under the preferred alternative. Alternative 2: Pre-Settlement Ecological Processes Alternative 2: Pre-Settlement Ecological Processes Under Alternative 2, WMD actions will approximate ecological processes that promoted the native communities present prior to European settlement, emphasizing the use of natural hydrological and fire regimes. Vegetative communities and wildlife diversity will then be expected to resemble pre-settlement conditions. Actions on private lands, such as the use of prescribed fire and grazing, will be used if possible. The WMD will not grow as much as under Alternative 1 but landowner interaction will be similar. Refuge management actions will approximate ecological processes that promoted the native communities present prior to European settlement, emphasizing the use of natural hydrological and fire regimes. Environmental interpretation and education programs will emphasize the role of ecological processes in creating natural pre-European settlement habitats and cultural history. Alternative 3: Focused Management for Priority Migratory Birds The focus of this alternative will be management for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Region 3) priority wetland and grassland birds. Environmental interpretation and education programs on and off the Refuge will focus on the importance of managing for Service priority wetland and forest birds and their habitats. Alternative 4: Current Management Direction of Conservation, Restoration, and Preservation (No Action) Current management is focused on providing a variety of upland and wetland habitats to benefit an array of migratory and resident species. Forest lands are harvested to maintain early and mid-successional stages. Wetlands are actively managed to benefit migratory birds, especially waterfowl. Visitor services include a variety of environmental education programs, an auto-tour route, annual open houses, foot trails, a visitor contact station, and observation platforms. Tamarac Wetland Management District cprice-sewell on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Alternative 1: Restoration and Management of Habitat by Facilitating Natural Ecological Processes but Also Providing for Migratory Bird Benefits (Preferred Alternative) This alternative will result in a more active and growing WMD. Wildlife resources of concern will be identified and targeted for protection and enhancement. Management of upland habitats will focus on maintaining and using ecological processes that shaped these communities prior to European settlement including fire and grazing. Growth of the WMD will include fee and easement acquisitions as funding is available. Priority will be given to core areas, corridors and critical sites. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:28 Jul 06, 2010 Jkt 220001 Alternative 3: Current Management Direction (No Action) Current management is focused on providing habitats to benefit migratory birds, especially nesting waterfowl. Landowners are primarily responsible for maintaining habitat and controlling invasive plant species. No growth in easement land holdings has occurred since the mid-1990s. Emphasis will be on maintaining relationships with existing landowners and enforcement issues. New acquisitions and partnerships will continue on an opportunistic basis. Public Meeting We will give the public an opportunity to provide input at a public meeting. You can obtain the schedule from the address or web site listed in this notice (see ADDRESSES). You may also submit comments anytime during the comment period. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: June 18, 2010. Lynn M. Lewis, Acting Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fort Snelling, Minnesota. [FR Doc. 2010–16425 Filed 7–6–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39039 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR United States Geological Survey Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment for the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center ARRA Funded Construction Projects AGENCY: United States Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA). SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has prepared a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the projects described in this NOA. By this notice, the USGS is announcing its availability. In addition, a Draft Environmental Assessment was published on December 23, 2009, for a 7-day public comment period and no comments were received. DATES: The USGS will not issue a final decision on the proposed projects, until after 30 days from the date this notice is published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bill Hayman, Facility Mechanical Engineer at Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, WI 54603; (608) 781–6253 (telephone); (608) 783– 6066 (fax); or bhayman@usgs.gov (e-mail). Copies of the Environmental Assessment for the proposed projects are available for public inspection during regular business hours at the USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (see address above). Before including your address and any other personal identifying information in your comment, please be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information The objective of the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center is to provide comprehensive research facilities to study the acute and chronic effects of chemicals on fish and nontarget life, physical, and biological controls, specific diseases, predation, and integrated controls. E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1 39040 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 129 / Wednesday, July 7, 2010 / Notices Six separate projects are proposed as follows: 1. Fire Suppression—Segments A through D. 2. Water Storage Tank. 3. WWTF (Wastewater Treatment Facility) Remediation. 4. Segment D Addition. 5. Water Supply. 6. Storm Water Management. treatment facility effluent. Storm water runoff generated by the proposed actions will be infiltrated so it will not reach surface waters. On-site groundwater use will be slightly reduced due to connection to the City of La Crosse water system for potable water. The purpose of this project is to provide additional office and meeting room space that is required. Fire Suppression Water Supply The proposed action is to install automatic fire suppression systems consisting of internal sprinkler systems designed to fit each building’s unique layout, function and purpose. The systems will be supplied with water from the City of La Crosse water system. The purpose of this project is to enhance fire protection capabilities for the existing buildings and the proposed Segment D addition. The proposed action is to connect to the City of La Crosse water system at the end of Fanta Reed Road approximately 300 feet south of Segment C to provide water for potable use. The purpose of this project is to provide UMESC with potable drinking water for the personnel at UMESC. Project Descriptions Water Storage Tank The proposed action is to construct a new welded steel water storage tank west of the existing water storage tank and to refurbish the existing water storage tank. The new tank will be connected to the existing on-site water distribution system. The purpose of this project is to ensure the water supply required for the research at UMESC is maintained. Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) Remediation The proposed WWTF remediation project includes the following items: • Replace synthetic liner in secondary pond. • Install UV (ultraviolet) equipment for disinfection of final effluent. • Repair fence and gates. • Repair eroded bank outside of fence. • Restore roadways within fence. The purpose of this project is to ensure the pond and features associated with the pond are repaired and modified to ensure their future integrity. cprice-sewell on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Segment D Addition The proposed action involves the construction of a new, approximately 22,000 sq. ft., two-level building addition onto the south side of existing Segment C. The upper level will include a large group conference center for public meetings and presentations associated with the work conducted by UMESC. The lower level will house individual office spaces and interior lab space for the GIS Department. Surface water quality will improve due to disinfection of the wastewater VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:28 Jul 06, 2010 Jkt 220001 Storm Water Management The proposed action is to construct storm water best management practices to divert existing storm water runoff which will minimize the potential of surface runoff overloading the capacity of the site’s WWTF. The purpose of this project is to minimize the potential of the WWTF capacity being exceeded due to storm water influence, improving the water quality of the site surface runoff, and reducing the quantity of the runoff from the site. Dated: April 23, 2010. James F. Devine, Senior Advisor for Science Application, Senior Advisor for Science Applications, United States Geological Survey. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 129 (Wednesday, July 7, 2010)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

United States Geological Survey


Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment for 
the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center ARRA Funded 
Construction Projects

AGENCY: United States Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA).

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
of 1976, as amended, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has 
prepared a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the projects 
described in this NOA. By this notice, the USGS is announcing its 
availability. In addition, a Draft Environmental Assessment was 
published on December 23, 2009, for a 7-day public comment period and 
no comments were received.

DATES: The USGS will not issue a final decision on the proposed 
projects, until after 30 days from the date this notice is published in 
the Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bill Hayman, Facility Mechanical 
Engineer at Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta 
Reed Road, La Crosse, WI 54603; (608) 781-6253 (telephone); (608) 783-
6066 (fax); or bhayman@usgs.gov (e-mail). Copies of the Environmental 
Assessment for the proposed projects are available for public 
inspection during regular business hours at the USGS Upper Midwest 
Environmental Sciences Center (see address above).
    Before including your address and any other personal identifying 
information in your comment, please be aware that your entire comment, 
including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly 
available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold 
your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background Information

    The objective of the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center is 
to provide comprehensive research facilities to study the acute and 
chronic effects of chemicals on fish and non-target life, physical, and 
biological controls, specific diseases, predation, and integrated 
controls.

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Project Descriptions

    Six separate projects are proposed as follows:
    1. Fire Suppression--Segments A through D.
    2. Water Storage Tank.
    3. WWTF (Wastewater Treatment Facility) Remediation.
    4. Segment D Addition.
    5. Water Supply.
    6. Storm Water Management.

Fire Suppression

    The proposed action is to install automatic fire suppression 
systems consisting of internal sprinkler systems designed to fit each 
building's unique layout, function and purpose. The systems will be 
supplied with water from the City of La Crosse water system. The 
purpose of this project is to enhance fire protection capabilities for 
the existing buildings and the proposed Segment D addition.

Water Storage Tank

    The proposed action is to construct a new welded steel water 
storage tank west of the existing water storage tank and to refurbish 
the existing water storage tank. The new tank will be connected to the 
existing on-site water distribution system. The purpose of this project 
is to ensure the water supply required for the research at UMESC is 
maintained.

Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) Remediation

    The proposed WWTF remediation project includes the following items:
     Replace synthetic liner in secondary pond.
     Install UV (ultraviolet) equipment for disinfection of 
final effluent.
     Repair fence and gates.
     Repair eroded bank outside of fence.
     Restore roadways within fence.

The purpose of this project is to ensure the pond and features 
associated with the pond are repaired and modified to ensure their 
future integrity.

Segment D Addition

    The proposed action involves the construction of a new, 
approximately 22,000 sq. ft., two-level building addition onto the 
south side of existing Segment C. The upper level will include a large 
group conference center for public meetings and presentations 
associated with the work conducted by UMESC. The lower level will house 
individual office spaces and interior lab space for the GIS Department.
    Surface water quality will improve due to disinfection of the 
wastewater treatment facility effluent. Storm water runoff generated by 
the proposed actions will be infiltrated so it will not reach surface 
waters. On-site groundwater use will be slightly reduced due to 
connection to the City of La Crosse water system for potable water.
    The purpose of this project is to provide additional office and 
meeting room space that is required.

Water Supply

    The proposed action is to connect to the City of La Crosse water 
system at the end of Fanta Reed Road approximately 300 feet south of 
Segment C to provide water for potable use.
    The purpose of this project is to provide UMESC with potable 
drinking water for the personnel at UMESC.

Storm Water Management

    The proposed action is to construct storm water best management 
practices to divert existing storm water runoff which will minimize the 
potential of surface runoff overloading the capacity of the site's 
WWTF.
    The purpose of this project is to minimize the potential of the 
WWTF capacity being exceeded due to storm water influence, improving 
the water quality of the site surface runoff, and reducing the quantity 
of the runoff from the site.

    Dated: April 23, 2010.
James F. Devine,
Senior Advisor for Science Application, Senior Advisor for Science 
Applications, United States Geological Survey.
[FR Doc. 2010-16432 Filed 7-6-10; 8:45 am]
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