Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the West Coast Recycling Group Project in West Sacramento, Yolo County, CA, 67391-67392 [2010-27680]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 2, 2010 / Notices Dated: October 27, 2010. ´ Mercedes M. Marquez, Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. [FR Doc. 2010–27682 Filed 11–1–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5455–N–01] Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the West Coast Recycling Group Project in West Sacramento, Yolo County, CA hsrobinson on DSK69SOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: HUD gives notice to the public, agencies, and Indian tribes that the City of West Sacramento, CA, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the development of the West Coast Recycling Group project located at the Port of West Sacramento (Port) in West Sacramento, Yolo County, CA. The City of West Sacramento, acting as the lead agency, will prepare the EIS/EIR acting under its authority as the responsible entity for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 5304(g) and HUD regulations at 24 CFR 58.4, and under its authority as lead agency in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The EIS/EIR will be a joint document under NEPA and CEQA. The EIS will satisfy the requirements of NEPA and HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58. The EIR will satisfy requirements of the CEQA (Public Resources Code 21000 et seq.) and State CEQA Guidelines (14 California Code of Regulations 15000 et seq.), which require that all State and local government agencies consider the environmental consequences of projects over which they have discretionary authority before acting on those projects. The proposed action is subject to compliance with NEPA because Federal Community Development Block Grant (i.e., CDBG) funds would be used for the design and construction of a new main entrance to the Port. This notice is given in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500–1508. All interested Federal, State, and local agencies, Indian tribes, groups, and the public are invited to comment on the scope of the EIS. If you are an agency with VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Nov 01, 2010 Jkt 223001 jurisdiction by law over natural or other public resources affected by the project, the City of West Sacramento needs to know what environmental information germane to your statutory responsibilities should be included in the EIS/EIR. ADDRESSES: Comments relating to the scope of the EIS are requested and will be accepted by the contact person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for up to December 2, 2010. Any person or agency interested in receiving a notice and wishing to make comment on the draft EIS should contact the person listed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Tilley, Senior Planner, Community Development Department, City of West Sacramento, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, 2nd Floor, West Sacramento, CA 95691; telephone number 916–617–4645, Fax Number: 916–371–0845. Mr. Tilley may also be contacted by e-mail at: davidt@cityofwestsacramento.org. Public Meetings: A public scoping meeting will be held for this EIS/EIR. The public scoping meeting will be held no less than 15 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The scoping meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about the project and provide input to the environmental process. Written comments and testimony concerning the scope of the EIS/EIR will be accepted at this meeting. The meeting will be preceded by a notice of public hearing which will be published in the local news media at least 15 days before the meeting date. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description of the Proposed Action The West Coast Recycling Group (WCRG) proposes to develop approximately 15 acres at the Port of West Sacramento (Port) in the city of West Sacramento to construct and operate a scrap metal shredding and recycling facility. The project site is on formerly used industrial land at 3125 Industrial Boulevard in Yolo County, California. The Port is located approximately 0.5 mile south of U.S. Highway 50 and 1.25 miles west of Interstate 5, and is bounded by Industrial Boulevard to the north and east, the Sacramento Deep Water Ship Channel (SDWSC) and turning basin to the south, and Lake Washington to the west. The project site is located in the northwestern portion of the Port facility. Much of the approximately 15-acre project site was previously used as a log export yard. A portion of the site is currently being used as a concrete PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67391 recycling facility. The remainder of the property is currently composed of vacant industrial land and a heavy equipment storage area. Predominant land uses in the vicinity of the project site are industrial. Land uses adjacent to and surrounding the Port include industrial facilities, warehouses, a firehouse, office buildings, and other commercial land uses. Residential land uses are located south and east of the Port. The project would require a conditional use permit from the City of West Sacramento and a ground lease from the Port of West Sacramento. Operations at the proposed facility would include scrap metal sorting and scrap metal shredding, material separation and processing to extract usable material, and stabilization of nonmetallic material to make it useful as sanitary day cover in landfills. The vehicles that are to be shredded on-site will already have been dismantled by other companies to remove vehicle fluids, tires, batteries, and reusable parts. The facility would be a state-ofthe-art design, with modern emission controls, and an industrial storm water system to capture and reuse rainwater. A portion of the metal material delivered for shredding at the facility would include retired automobiles or end-of-life vehicles. However, other sources of scrap metal would also be shredded such as appliances, agricultural equipment, and industrial scrap metal. The scrap metal may be bailed or placed into bins for transport. The project includes design and construction of a new main Port entrance from Industrial Boulevard. The new entrance would be located west of the current main entrance at Harbor Boulevard and approximately 350 feet east of the Beacon Drive/Industrial Boulevard intersection (centerline to centerline). The proposed metal recycling facility would process automobiles and scrap metals through the shredder at an average hourly throughput of 170 gross tons, with a maximum of 220 gross tons per hour. The maximum daily shredder throughput is estimated to be 1,760 gross tons per day. The monthly throughput is estimated to be 25,000 gross tons. Alternatives to the Proposed Action Consistent with the requirements of the State CEQA Guidelines § 15126.6, and § 1502.14 of the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations implementing NEPA, the EIR/EIS will examine a range of reasonable alternatives to the proposed project that are potentially feasible. The alternatives E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 67392 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 2, 2010 / Notices must feasibly attain most of the objectives of the proposed project while also avoiding or substantially lessening at least one of the significant environmental effects of the proposed project. As required by NEPA, the alternatives will be evaluated at the same level of detail as the proposed project. As a result of the scoping and agency consultation efforts conducted to date, the alternatives currently proposed for evaluation in the EIR/EIS include: 1. No Project/Action Alternative. This alternative, required by both CEQA and NEPA, would evaluate the environmental impacts if the proposed project were not constructed and existing operations on the project site were to continue. 2. Proposed Project. This alternative would evaluate the proposed project as described in the Project Description. 3. One or more other alternatives (to be identified). Alternative(s) will be based on input received during the scoping process and feasible project options that could minimize or avoid significant environmental effects. These alternatives may possibly include a reduced project alternative and/or an alternative site, and will be identified during the scoping process. One of the purposes of the NOI is to solicit input from the public, agencies, Indian tribes, and interested organizations regarding potential alternatives to the proposed project. Therefore, the City welcomes comments during the public scoping process regarding these alternatives or suggestions for other alternatives to be examined in the EIR/EIS. hsrobinson on DSK69SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Probable Environmental Effects The following subject areas will be analyzed in the combined EIS/EIR for probable environmental effects: Aesthetics (including light and glare); air quality; biological resources; climate change/greenhouse gases; cultural resources; geology and soils; paleontology; hazards and hazardous materials; hydrology and water quality; land use; noise and vibration; population, employment, and housing; public services; recreation; transportation and traffic; utilities and service systems; environmental justice; cumulative impacts; and growthinducing impacts. Lead Agency For purposes of complying with NEPA and CEQA, the City of West Sacramento is the Lead Agency and as the Responsible Entity under 24 CFR 58.2(a)(7) assumes the responsibility for environmental review, decisionmaking, and action that would otherwise apply VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Nov 01, 2010 Jkt 223001 to HUD under NEPA. Section 104(g) of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act (42 U.S.C. 5304[g]) authorizes recipients of HUD assistance to assume NEPA responsibilities in projects involving CDBG for infrastructure development. Questions may be directed to the individual named in this notice under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: October 25, 2010. ´ Mercedes M. Marquez, Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. [FR Doc. 2010–27680 Filed 11–1–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5415–N–19] Notice of Availability: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD’s Fiscal Year 2010 Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program Under the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program Office of the Chief of the Human Capital Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: HUD announces the availability on its Web site of the applicant information, submission deadlines, funding criteria, and other requirements for HUD’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program under the Resident Opportunity and SelfSufficiency (ROSS) Program (PH–FSS). The PH–FSS NOFA makes available approximately $15 million under the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2010. The purpose of the PH–FSS program is to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Public Housing program with public and private resources, enable participating families to increase earned income and financial literacy, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing selfsufficiency. The notice providing information regarding the application process, funding criteria and eligibility requirements can be found using the Department of Housing and Urban Development agency link on the Grants.gov/Find Web site at http:// www.grants.gov/search/agency.do. A link to Grants.gov is also available on PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the HUD Web site at http:// www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/ fundsavail.cfm. The Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for PH–FSS program is 14.877. Applications must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding specific program requirements should be directed to the agency contact identified in the program NOFA. Program staff will not be available to provide guidance on how to prepare the application. Questions regarding the 2010 General Section should be directed to the Office of Grants Management and Oversight at (202) 708–0667 or the NOFA Information Center at 800–HUD–8929 (toll free). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access these numbers via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877– 8339. Dated: October 27, 2010. Barbara S. Dorf, Director, Office of Departmental Grants Management and Oversight, Office of the Chief of the Human Capital Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–27542 Filed 11–1–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5415–C–25] Notice of Availability: HUD’s Fiscal Year (FY) NOFA for the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative—Round 1 NOFA Grant Program; Technical Correction and Extension of Deadline Date AGENCY: Office of the Chief of the Human Capital Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice extension of deadline. SUMMARY: On August 26, 2010, HUD posted on http://www.Grants.gov its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD’s FY2010 Choice Neighborhoods Initiative—Round 1. Today’s Federal Register notice announces that HUD has posted on http://www.Grants.gov a technical correction that extends the October 26, 2010 deadline date for HUD’s FY2010 Choice Neighborhoods Initiative— Round 1 NOFA for at least 30 days. HUD is extending the deadline for application to makes changes to the Mapping Tool used to determine neighborhood eligibility. HUD will post on http://www.Grants.gov a subsequent notice with a new deadline date once the Mapping Tool has been revamped. E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5455-N-01]


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement for the West Coast Recycling Group Project in West 
Sacramento, Yolo County, CA

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and 
Development, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: HUD gives notice to the public, agencies, and Indian tribes 
that the City of West Sacramento, CA, intends to prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) 
for the development of the West Coast Recycling Group project located 
at the Port of West Sacramento (Port) in West Sacramento, Yolo County, 
CA. The City of West Sacramento, acting as the lead agency, will 
prepare the EIS/EIR acting under its authority as the responsible 
entity for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 
in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 5304(g) and HUD regulations at 24 CFR 
58.4, and under its authority as lead agency in accordance with the 
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The EIS/EIR will be a 
joint document under NEPA and CEQA. The EIS will satisfy the 
requirements of NEPA and HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58. The EIR 
will satisfy requirements of the CEQA (Public Resources Code 21000 et 
seq.) and State CEQA Guidelines (14 California Code of Regulations 
15000 et seq.), which require that all State and local government 
agencies consider the environmental consequences of projects over which 
they have discretionary authority before acting on those projects. The 
proposed action is subject to compliance with NEPA because Federal 
Community Development Block Grant (i.e., CDBG) funds would be used for 
the design and construction of a new main entrance to the Port. This 
notice is given in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality 
regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500-1508. All interested Federal, State, 
and local agencies, Indian tribes, groups, and the public are invited 
to comment on the scope of the EIS. If you are an agency with 
jurisdiction by law over natural or other public resources affected by 
the project, the City of West Sacramento needs to know what 
environmental information germane to your statutory responsibilities 
should be included in the EIS/EIR.

ADDRESSES: Comments relating to the scope of the EIS are requested and 
will be accepted by the contact person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section for up to December 2, 2010. Any person or 
agency interested in receiving a notice and wishing to make comment on 
the draft EIS should contact the person listed below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Tilley, Senior Planner, 
Community Development Department, City of West Sacramento, 1110 West 
Capitol Avenue, 2nd Floor, West Sacramento, CA 95691; telephone number 
916-617-4645, Fax Number: 916-371-0845. Mr. Tilley may also be 
contacted by e-mail at: davidt@cityofwestsacramento.org.
    Public Meetings: A public scoping meeting will be held for this 
EIS/EIR. The public scoping meeting will be held no less than 15 days 
after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The 
scoping meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to learn 
more about the project and provide input to the environmental process. 
Written comments and testimony concerning the scope of the EIS/EIR will 
be accepted at this meeting. The meeting will be preceded by a notice 
of public hearing which will be published in the local news media at 
least 15 days before the meeting date.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Description of the Proposed Action

    The West Coast Recycling Group (WCRG) proposes to develop 
approximately 15 acres at the Port of West Sacramento (Port) in the 
city of West Sacramento to construct and operate a scrap metal 
shredding and recycling facility. The project site is on formerly used 
industrial land at 3125 Industrial Boulevard in Yolo County, 
California. The Port is located approximately 0.5 mile south of U.S. 
Highway 50 and 1.25 miles west of Interstate 5, and is bounded by 
Industrial Boulevard to the north and east, the Sacramento Deep Water 
Ship Channel (SDWSC) and turning basin to the south, and Lake 
Washington to the west. The project site is located in the northwestern 
portion of the Port facility.
    Much of the approximately 15-acre project site was previously used 
as a log export yard. A portion of the site is currently being used as 
a concrete recycling facility. The remainder of the property is 
currently composed of vacant industrial land and a heavy equipment 
storage area. Predominant land uses in the vicinity of the project site 
are industrial. Land uses adjacent to and surrounding the Port include 
industrial facilities, warehouses, a firehouse, office buildings, and 
other commercial land uses. Residential land uses are located south and 
east of the Port.
    The project would require a conditional use permit from the City of 
West Sacramento and a ground lease from the Port of West Sacramento.
    Operations at the proposed facility would include scrap metal 
sorting and scrap metal shredding, material separation and processing 
to extract usable material, and stabilization of nonmetallic material 
to make it useful as sanitary day cover in landfills. The vehicles that 
are to be shredded on-site will already have been dismantled by other 
companies to remove vehicle fluids, tires, batteries, and reusable 
parts. The facility would be a state-of-the-art design, with modern 
emission controls, and an industrial storm water system to capture and 
reuse rainwater.
    A portion of the metal material delivered for shredding at the 
facility would include retired automobiles or end-of-life vehicles. 
However, other sources of scrap metal would also be shredded such as 
appliances, agricultural equipment, and industrial scrap metal. The 
scrap metal may be bailed or placed into bins for transport. The 
project includes design and construction of a new main Port entrance 
from Industrial Boulevard. The new entrance would be located west of 
the current main entrance at Harbor Boulevard and approximately 350 
feet east of the Beacon Drive/Industrial Boulevard intersection 
(centerline to centerline).
    The proposed metal recycling facility would process automobiles and 
scrap metals through the shredder at an average hourly throughput of 
170 gross tons, with a maximum of 220 gross tons per hour. The maximum 
daily shredder throughput is estimated to be 1,760 gross tons per day. 
The monthly throughput is estimated to be 25,000 gross tons.

Alternatives to the Proposed Action

    Consistent with the requirements of the State CEQA Guidelines Sec.  
15126.6, and Sec.  1502.14 of the Council on Environmental Quality 
Regulations implementing NEPA, the EIR/EIS will examine a range of 
reasonable alternatives to the proposed project that are potentially 
feasible. The alternatives

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must feasibly attain most of the objectives of the proposed project 
while also avoiding or substantially lessening at least one of the 
significant environmental effects of the proposed project. As required 
by NEPA, the alternatives will be evaluated at the same level of detail 
as the proposed project. As a result of the scoping and agency 
consultation efforts conducted to date, the alternatives currently 
proposed for evaluation in the EIR/EIS include:
    1. No Project/Action Alternative. This alternative, required by 
both CEQA and NEPA, would evaluate the environmental impacts if the 
proposed project were not constructed and existing operations on the 
project site were to continue.
    2. Proposed Project. This alternative would evaluate the proposed 
project as described in the Project Description.
    3. One or more other alternatives (to be identified). 
Alternative(s) will be based on input received during the scoping 
process and feasible project options that could minimize or avoid 
significant environmental effects. These alternatives may possibly 
include a reduced project alternative and/or an alternative site, and 
will be identified during the scoping process.
    One of the purposes of the NOI is to solicit input from the public, 
agencies, Indian tribes, and interested organizations regarding 
potential alternatives to the proposed project. Therefore, the City 
welcomes comments during the public scoping process regarding these 
alternatives or suggestions for other alternatives to be examined in 
the EIR/EIS.

Probable Environmental Effects

    The following subject areas will be analyzed in the combined EIS/
EIR for probable environmental effects: Aesthetics (including light and 
glare); air quality; biological resources; climate change/greenhouse 
gases; cultural resources; geology and soils; paleontology; hazards and 
hazardous materials; hydrology and water quality; land use; noise and 
vibration; population, employment, and housing; public services; 
recreation; transportation and traffic; utilities and service systems; 
environmental justice; cumulative impacts; and growth-inducing impacts.

Lead Agency

    For purposes of complying with NEPA and CEQA, the City of West 
Sacramento is the Lead Agency and as the Responsible Entity under 24 
CFR 58.2(a)(7) assumes the responsibility for environmental review, 
decisionmaking, and action that would otherwise apply to HUD under 
NEPA. Section 104(g) of Title I of the Housing and Community 
Development Act (42 U.S.C. 5304[g]) authorizes recipients of HUD 
assistance to assume NEPA responsibilities in projects involving CDBG 
for infrastructure development.
    Questions may be directed to the individual named in this notice 
under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Dated: October 25, 2010.
Mercedes M. M[aacute]rquez,
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development.
[FR Doc. 2010-27680 Filed 11-1-10; 8:45 am]
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