San Joaquin River Restoration Program: Reach 4B, Eastside Bypass, and Mariposa Bypass Channel and Structural Improvements Project, Merced County, CA, 71145-71146 [2010-29330]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 224 / Monday, November 22, 2010 / Notices Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6 and 1506.10. Robert V. Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management. [FR Doc. 2010–29370 Filed 11–19–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation San Joaquin River Restoration Program: Reach 4B, Eastside Bypass, and Mariposa Bypass Channel and Structural Improvements Project, Merced County, CA Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Revised notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Report (EIS/ EIR) and Notice of Scoping Meeting. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources are revising our proposal to prepare a joint EIS/EIR on the effects of the proposed Reach 4B, Eastside Bypass, and Mariposa Bypass Channel and Structural Improvements Project under the San Joaquin River Restoration Program. The original notice of intent was published in the Federal Register on September 9, 2009 (74 FR 46453). This revised proposal would include measures for the conveyance of Interim and Restoration flows and incorporation of fish habitat through Reach 4B and/or the bypasses. When evaluating comments on this proposal, we will also consider comments that we received on the previous proposal. DATES: Submit written comments on the scope of the EIS/EIR by December 22, 2010. We will hold a scoping meeting on Monday, December 6, 2010, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Los Banos, California. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Ms. Michelle Banonis, Natural Resources Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP– 170, Sacramento, CA 95825 or via email at reach4b@restoresjr.net. We will hold a public scoping meeting at the Miller and Lux Building, 830 6th Street, Los Banos, California. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Margaret Gidding, Outreach Coordinator, 2800 Cottage Way, MP– 170, Sacramento, CA 95825, or via email at mgidding@usbr.gov, by telephone at 916–978–5461, TDD 916– 978–5608 or via fax at 916–978–5469. Additional information is available online at http://www.restoresjr.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Proposed Action includes improving jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Nov 19, 2010 Jkt 223001 conveyance capacity in the San Joaquin River from the Reach 4B headgates near Washington Road to the confluence of the Mariposa Bypass with the San Joaquin River (generally referred to as Reach 4B1). The improvements will incorporate modifications to Reach 4B and the Eastside and Mariposa bypass channels to allow for conveyance of Interim and Restoration flows. Improvements will also include the incorporation of fish habitat in Reach 4B and/or the bypasses and maintain the current flood operations and conveyance capacity of the system. Additionally, the Proposed Action may result in an opportunity for improvements to the existing flood system. These improvements are intended to support paragraph 11 Settlement actions related to Reach 4B, the Eastside Bypass, and the Mariposa Bypass. The planning and environmental review for the Proposed Action is authorized under Section 3406(c)(1) of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act and the San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement (SJRRS) Act. Construction of the Proposed Action is authorized under Section 10004 of the SJRRS Act. The Proposed Action would be implemented consistent with the Settlement and the SJRRS Act. San Joaquin River Restoration Program In 1988, a coalition of environmental groups led by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed a lawsuit challenging the renewal of the long-term water service contracts between the United States and the Central Valley Project Friant Division Contractors. After more than 18 years of litigation known as NRDC, et al., v. Kirk Rodgers, et al., the NRDC, Friant Water Users Authority, and the Departments of the Interior and Commerce (Settling Parties) reached agreement on the terms and conditions of the San Joaquin River Stipulation of Settlement (Settlement) that was subsequently approved by the Court on October 23, 2006. The Settlement can be found online at http://www.restoresjr.net. The Settlement is based on two parallel Goals: • The Restoration Goal—To restore and maintain fish populations in ‘‘good condition’’ in the main stem of the San Joaquin River below Friant Dam to the confluence of the Merced River, including naturally reproducing and self-sustaining populations of salmon and other fish; and • The Water Management Goal—To reduce or avoid adverse water supply impacts to all of the Friant Division long-term Contractors that may result PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71145 from the Interim Flows and Restoration Flows provided for in the Settlement. The Settling Parties acknowledge that accomplishing the Goals requires planning, implementation, and funding of certain activities, such as environmental review, design, and construction. With regard to the Restoration Goal, the Settlement calls for a combination of channel and structural improvements along the San Joaquin River below Friant Dam, releases of additional water from Friant Dam to the confluence of the Merced River, and the reintroduction of spring and/or fall-run Chinook salmon. The Settlement states that the Secretary of the Interior shall diligently pursue completion of the improvements listed in Paragraph 11 in coordination with the Restoration Administrator and with other federal, state, and local agencies. Additionally, the Settling Parties agreed that implementation of the Settlement shall also require participation of the State of California. Therefore, concurrent with the execution of the Settlement, the Settling Parties entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the State of California, by and through the California Resources Agency, DWR, the Department of Fish and Game (DFG), and the California Environmental Protection Agency, regarding the State’s role in the implementation of the Settlement. The program established to implement the Settlement is the SJRRP, and the ‘‘Implementing Agencies’’ responsible for the management of the SJRRP include Reclamation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), DWR, and DFG. The Federal Implementing Agencies (Reclamation, USFWS, and NMFS) are authorized to implement the Settlement under the SJRRS Act included in Public Law 111– 11. A Program Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (PEIS/EIR) is currently being developed for implementation of the SJRRP. If applicable, the EIS/EIR for the Proposed Action will supplement, tier from, incorporate by reference, or adopt relevant NEPA analyses from the PEIS/ EIR once a Record of Decision is signed. Special Assistance for Public Meetings If special assistance is required to participate in the scoping meeting, please contact Ms. Margaret Gidding at 916–978–5461, by TDD 916–978–5608, or via e-mail at mgidding@usbr.gov. Please contact Ms. Gidding at least ten working days prior to the meeting. E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1 71146 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 224 / Monday, November 22, 2010 / Notices Public Disclosure Before including your name, 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 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: October 6, 2010. Anastasia T. Leigh, Acting Regional Environmental Officer, MidPacific Region. [FR Doc. 2010–29330 Filed 11–19–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 731–TA–1174–1175 (Final)] Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From China and Mexico Determinations On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant to section 735(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) (the Act), that an industry in the United States is threatened with material injury 2 3 4 by reason of imports of seamless refined copper pipe and tube (‘‘SRC pipe and tube’’) from China and Mexico provided for in subheadings 7411.10.10 and 8415.90.80 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found by the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’). jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Background The Commission instituted these investigations effective on September 30, 2009, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and Commerce by Cerro Flow Products, Inc., 1 The record is defined in Sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). 2 Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun, Vice Chairman Irving A. Williamson, Commissioner Daniel R. Pearson, and Commissioner Shara L. Aranoff determine that they would not have found material injury but for the suspension of liquidation. 3 Commissioner Charlotte R. Lane determines that the domestic SRC pipe and tube industry is materially injured by reason of imports of the subject merchandise from China and Mexico. 4 Commissioner Dean A. Pinkert did not participate in these investigations. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Nov 19, 2010 Jkt 223001 St. Louis, MO; Kobe Wieland Copper Products, LLC, Pine Hall, NC; Mueller Copper Tube Products, Inc. and Mueller Copper Tube Company, Inc., Memphis, TN. The final phase of these investigations was scheduled by the Commission following notification of preliminary determinations by Commerce that imports of SRC pipe and tube from China and Mexico were being sold at LTFV within the meaning of section 733(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(b)). Notice of the scheduling of the final phase of the Commission’s investigations and of a public hearing to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of June 11, 2010 (75 FR 33330). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on September 23, 2010, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission transmitted its determinations in these investigation to the Secretary of Commerce on November 15, 2010. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4193 (November 2010), entitled Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from China and Mexico: Investigation Nos. 731–TA–1174–1175 (Final). By order of the Commission. Issued: November 15, 2010. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2010–29301 Filed 11–19–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–680] In the Matter of Certain Machine Vision Software, Machine Vision Systems, and Products Containing Same; Notice of Commission Decision To Modify a Final Initial Determination and To Terminate the Investigation With a Finding of No Violation of Section 337 U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to modify a final initial determination (‘‘ID’’) of the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’). The Commission has determined that there is no violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S.C. 1337) in the above-captioned investigation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clint Gerdine, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–2310. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at http://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http:// edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on July 16, 2009 based on a complaint filed on May 28, 2009, by Cognex Corporation of Natick, Massachusetts and Cognex Technology & Investment Corporation of Mountain View, California (collectively ‘‘complainants’’). 74 FR 34589–90 (July 16, 2009). The complaint alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain machine vision software, machine vision systems, or products containing same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,016,539 (‘‘the ’539 patent); 7,065,262 (‘‘the ’262 patent’’); and 6,959,112 (‘‘the ’112 patent’’). The complaint further alleged that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complaint named numerous respondents including the following: Multitest Elektronische Systems GmbH of Germany and Multitest Electronic Systems, Inc. of Santa Clara, California (collectively, ‘‘Multitest respondents’’); Yxlon International GmbH of Germany and Yxlon International, Inc. of Mogadore, Ohio (collectively, ‘‘Yxlon respondents’’); Amistar Automation, Inc. (‘‘Amistar’’) of San Marcos, California; Techno Soft Systemnics, Inc. (‘‘Techno Soft’’) of Japan; Fuji Machine Manufacturing Co., Ltd. of Japan and Fuji America Corporation of Vernon E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


San Joaquin River Restoration Program: Reach 4B, Eastside Bypass, 
and Mariposa Bypass Channel and Structural Improvements Project, Merced 
County, CA

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Revised notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact 
Statement/Environmental Report (EIS/EIR) and Notice of Scoping Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of 
Water Resources are revising our proposal to prepare a joint EIS/EIR on 
the effects of the proposed Reach 4B, Eastside Bypass, and Mariposa 
Bypass Channel and Structural Improvements Project under the San 
Joaquin River Restoration Program. The original notice of intent was 
published in the Federal Register on September 9, 2009 (74 FR 46453). 
This revised proposal would include measures for the conveyance of 
Interim and Restoration flows and incorporation of fish habitat through 
Reach 4B and/or the bypasses. When evaluating comments on this 
proposal, we will also consider comments that we received on the 
previous proposal.

DATES: Submit written comments on the scope of the EIS/EIR by December 
22, 2010. We will hold a scoping meeting on Monday, December 6, 2010, 
from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Los Banos, California.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Ms. Michelle Banonis, Natural 
Resources Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-170, 
Sacramento, CA 95825 or via e-mail at reach4b@restoresjr.net. We will 
hold a public scoping meeting at the Miller and Lux Building, 830 6th 
Street, Los Banos, California.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Margaret Gidding, Outreach 
Coordinator, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-170, Sacramento, CA 95825, or via e-
mail at mgidding@usbr.gov, by telephone at 916-978-5461, TDD 916-978-
5608 or via fax at 916-978-5469. Additional information is available 
online at http://www.restoresjr.net.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Proposed Action includes improving 
conveyance capacity in the San Joaquin River from the Reach 4B 
headgates near Washington Road to the confluence of the Mariposa Bypass 
with the San Joaquin River (generally referred to as Reach 4B1). The 
improvements will incorporate modifications to Reach 4B and the 
Eastside and Mariposa bypass channels to allow for conveyance of 
Interim and Restoration flows. Improvements will also include the 
incorporation of fish habitat in Reach 4B and/or the bypasses and 
maintain the current flood operations and conveyance capacity of the 
system. Additionally, the Proposed Action may result in an opportunity 
for improvements to the existing flood system. These improvements are 
intended to support paragraph 11 Settlement actions related to Reach 
4B, the Eastside Bypass, and the Mariposa Bypass. The planning and 
environmental review for the Proposed Action is authorized under 
Section 3406(c)(1) of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act and 
the San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement (SJRRS) Act. Construction 
of the Proposed Action is authorized under Section 10004 of the SJRRS 
Act. The Proposed Action would be implemented consistent with the 
Settlement and the SJRRS Act.

San Joaquin River Restoration Program

    In 1988, a coalition of environmental groups led by the Natural 
Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed a lawsuit challenging the 
renewal of the long-term water service contracts between the United 
States and the Central Valley Project Friant Division Contractors. 
After more than 18 years of litigation known as NRDC, et al., v. Kirk 
Rodgers, et al., the NRDC, Friant Water Users Authority, and the 
Departments of the Interior and Commerce (Settling Parties) reached 
agreement on the terms and conditions of the San Joaquin River 
Stipulation of Settlement (Settlement) that was subsequently approved 
by the Court on October 23, 2006. The Settlement can be found online at 
http://www.restoresjr.net.
    The Settlement is based on two parallel Goals:
     The Restoration Goal--To restore and maintain fish 
populations in ``good condition'' in the main stem of the San Joaquin 
River below Friant Dam to the confluence of the Merced River, including 
naturally reproducing and self-sustaining populations of salmon and 
other fish; and
     The Water Management Goal--To reduce or avoid adverse 
water supply impacts to all of the Friant Division long-term 
Contractors that may result from the Interim Flows and Restoration 
Flows provided for in the Settlement.
    The Settling Parties acknowledge that accomplishing the Goals 
requires planning, implementation, and funding of certain activities, 
such as environmental review, design, and construction. With regard to 
the Restoration Goal, the Settlement calls for a combination of channel 
and structural improvements along the San Joaquin River below Friant 
Dam, releases of additional water from Friant Dam to the confluence of 
the Merced River, and the reintroduction of spring and/or fall-run 
Chinook salmon.
    The Settlement states that the Secretary of the Interior shall 
diligently pursue completion of the improvements listed in Paragraph 11 
in coordination with the Restoration Administrator and with other 
federal, state, and local agencies. Additionally, the Settling Parties 
agreed that implementation of the Settlement shall also require 
participation of the State of California. Therefore, concurrent with 
the execution of the Settlement, the Settling Parties entered into a 
Memorandum of Understanding with the State of California, by and 
through the California Resources Agency, DWR, the Department of Fish 
and Game (DFG), and the California Environmental Protection Agency, 
regarding the State's role in the implementation of the Settlement. The 
program established to implement the Settlement is the SJRRP, and the 
``Implementing Agencies'' responsible for the management of the SJRRP 
include Reclamation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the 
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), DWR, and DFG. The Federal 
Implementing Agencies (Reclamation, USFWS, and NMFS) are authorized to 
implement the Settlement under the SJRRS Act included in Public Law 
111-11.
    A Program Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact 
Report (PEIS/EIR) is currently being developed for implementation of 
the SJRRP. If applicable, the EIS/EIR for the Proposed Action will 
supplement, tier from, incorporate by reference, or adopt relevant NEPA 
analyses from the PEIS/EIR once a Record of Decision is signed.

Special Assistance for Public Meetings

    If special assistance is required to participate in the scoping 
meeting, please contact Ms. Margaret Gidding at 916-978-5461, by TDD 
916-978-5608, or via e-mail at mgidding@usbr.gov. Please contact Ms. 
Gidding at least ten working days prior to the meeting.

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Public Disclosure

    Before including your name, 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 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: October 6, 2010.
Anastasia T. Leigh,
Acting Regional Environmental Officer, Mid-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 2010-29330 Filed 11-19-10; 8:45 am]
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