Notice of NEPA Public Scoping Meeting Information for the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (“GLMRIS”), 336-338 [2010-33215]

Download as PDF 336 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 2 / Tuesday, January 4, 2011 / Notices Missile Defense Advisory Committee. Due to administrative matters, these meetings have been rescheduled from January 6–7, 2011 to January 19–20, 2011. There are no other changes to the notice announced on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 (75 FR 77848). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David Bagnati, Designated Federal Officer at MDAC@mda.mil, phone/voice mail 703–695–6438, or mail at 7100 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–7100. Dated: December 29, 2010. Morgan F. Park, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2010–33168 Filed 1–3–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for PacRim Coal’s Proposed Chuitna Coal Project AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of Intent. The Alaska District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) intends to prepare an SEIS to identify and analyze the potential impacts associated with the proposed Chuitna Coal Project. It is anticipated that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Native Village of Tyonek (NVT), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (ADNR) will participate as cooperating agencies in the SEIS development process. The USACE will be evaluating a permit application for work under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The SEIS will be used as a basis for the Corps’ permit decision and to ensure compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The SEIS will also address issues related to the Alaska Surface Coal Mining Control and Reclamation Act (ASCMCRA) permit, which governs all aspects of the mining operation and infrastructure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action and the DSEIS can be answered by: Ms. Serena Sweet, Regulatory Division, telephone: (907) 753–2819, toll free in AK: (800) 478–2712, fax: (907) 753– 5567, e-mail: serena.e.sweet@usace.army.mil, or mail: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:35 Jan 03, 2011 Jkt 223001 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CEPOA– RD, Post Office Box 6898, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska 99506–0898. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. The Chuitna Coal Project (Project) is located in the Beluga Coal Field, approximately 10 miles northwest of the Native Village of Tyonek and 45 miles west of Anchorage, Alaska. The Project is based on the development of a +1 billion metric ton, ultra low sulfur subbituminous coal resource located within the Chuitna Coal Lease Area. The proposed Project includes a surface coal mine, the Ladd Landing coal export terminal and other associated support facilities (including: Shop/office/ warehouse facility, fuel storage facility and fueling station, ready line for parking and fueling of rolling stock, electrical substation, truck dump with stilling shed and coal crusher, 35,000 to 40,000-ton covered surge bin, overland conveyor loading station, roads, and a power distribution system). The project proponent, PacRim Coal, LP, targets a coal production rate of approximately 12 million tons per year (facilities are designed for up to 18–20 million tons per year), and a 25-year mine life based on current estimated coal reserves. 2. A previous project design was evaluated in an EIS and permitted by most of the applicable State and Federal regulatory programs in the early 1990s; however, this project did not proceed to development. Since 2006, EPA has been lead federal agency for the development of an SEIS for the Project and the USACE, ADNR, USFWS and NVT participated as cooperating agencies (71 FR 33446). On October 31, 2010, the EPA’s authority to issue and enforce mining permits in Alaska for wastewater discharges issued under the Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program was transferred to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. Consequently, the EPA recently discontinued their role as lead federal agency for the Chuitna SEIS. 3. Alternatives: The alternatives to be evaluated include the ‘‘no-action’’ alternative, wastewater discharge alternatives and alternative discharge locations. In addition, the SEIS will evaluate mine access road and conveyor alignment alternatives, and coal export terminal alternatives. Additional alternatives may be developed. 4. Scoping for the proposed project was completed by EPA in 2006. Based on the comments received during this scoping period, PacRim Coal, LP has made revisions to the proposed Project. In accordance with NEPA, the Corps has reviewed the revised project description PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and determined that because these revisions are the result of the original scoping process and remain within the original scope of review, additional scoping processes will not be conducted at this time. 5. Estimated Date of DSEIS Release: December 2011. Dated: December 28, 2010. Serena E. Sweet, Project Manager, Alaska District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. [FR Doc. 2010–33214 Filed 1–3–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Notice of NEPA Public Scoping Meeting Information for the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (‘‘GLMRIS’’) Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In a November 16, 2010, Federal Register Notice (75 FR 69983), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Chicago District announced in a notice of intent that it will prepare a feasibility report and an environmental impact statement (EIS) for GLMRIS, and it will host a public scoping meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on December 15, 2010. In a December 8, 2010, Federal Register Notice (75 FR 76447), USACE announced the metropolitan locations where USACE would be hosting nine (9) additional public scoping meetings for GLMRIS. The December 8, 2010, notice did not include specific meeting details. This notice announces the venues, dates and times of these nine (9) public scoping meetings and also announces USACE’s intent to host two (2) additional public scoping meetings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and New Orleans, Louisiana. USACE, in consultation with other federal agencies, Native American tribes, state agencies, local governments and non-governmental organizations, is conducting a feasibility study of the options and technologies that could be applied to prevent aquatic nuisance species (ANS) transfer between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins through aquatic pathways. DATES: Until March 31, 2011, USACE will be accepting public comments on the scope of GLMRIS. Please refer to the ‘‘Scoping and Public Involvement’’ section below for instructions on how to submit public comments, the dates of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 2 / Tuesday, January 4, 2011 / Notices the upcoming public scoping meetings and other meeting information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or questions about GLMRIS, please contact USACE, Chicago District, Project Manager, Mr. David Wethington, by mail: USACE, Chicago District, 111 N. Canal, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60606, or by e-mail: david.m.wethington@usace.army.mil. For media inquiries, please contact the USACE, Chicago District, Public Affairs Officer, Ms. Lynne Whelan, by mail: USACE, Chicago District, 111 N. Canal, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60606, by phone: (312) 846–5330 or by e-mail: lynne.e.whelan@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Background. USACE, in consultation with other federal agencies, Native American tribes, state agencies, local governments and nongovernmental organizations, is conducting GLMRIS. For GLMRIS, USACE will explore options and technologies, collectively known as ANS controls, that could be applied to prevent ANS transfer between the basins through aquatic pathways. Potential ANS controls may include, but are not limited to, hydrologic separation of the basins, waterway modifications, selective barriers, etc. USACE will conduct a comprehensive analysis of ANS controls and will analyze the effects an ANS control or combination of ANS controls may have on current uses of: (1) The Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS), the only known continuous aquatic pathway between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins; and (2) other aquatic pathways between these basins. For the CAWS, current waterway uses include, but are not limited to: Flood risk management; commercial and recreational navigation; recreation; water supply; hydropower; and conveyance of effluent from wastewater treatment plants and other industries. Additionally, this study will identify mitigation measures or alternative facilities necessary to offset and address impacted waterway uses and current significant natural resources. USACE will conduct GLMRIS in accordance with NEPA and with the Economic and Environmental Principles and Guidelines for Water and Related Land Resource Implementation Studies, Water Resources Council, March 10, 1983. 2. Scoping and Public Involvement. USACE will accept comments related to GLMRIS until March 31, 2011. Note, USACE will only consider comments that disclose the first name, last name and zip code of the commenter. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:35 Jan 03, 2011 Jkt 223001 All forms of comments received during the scoping period will be weighted equally. Using input obtained during the scoping period, USACE will refine the scope of GLMRIS to focus on significant issues, as well as eliminate issues that are not significant from further detailed study. Comments may be submitted in the following ways: • GLMRIS project Web site: Use the Web comment function found at http:// www.glmris.anl.gov; • NEPA Scoping Meeting: USACE is hosting scoping meetings and asks those who want to make oral comments to register on the GLMRIS project Web site at http://www.glmris.anl.gov. Those registering to make oral comments through the project Web site may be given a preference over those that register to make oral comments at the meeting. The on-line registration for each individual meeting will close one (1) day prior to that meeting date. Each individual wishing to make oral comments shall be given three (3) minutes, and a stenographer will document oral comments; • Mail: Mail written comments to GLMRIS Scoping, 111 N. Canal, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60606. Comments must be postmarked by March 31, 2011; and • Hand Delivery: Comments may be hand delivered to the Chicago District, USACE office located at 111 N. Canal St., Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60606 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Comments must be received by March 31, 2011. At the scoping meetings, USACE will provide informational materials about the study’s authorities and USACE study process. The meetings will begin with a presentation regarding the study followed by an oral comment period. During each meeting, USACE will also collect written comments on comment cards and computer terminals. In addition to the meeting held on December 15, 2010, in Chicago, Illinois, USACE will host NEPA public scoping meetings from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations: 1. Tuesday, January 11, 2011: Buffalo Conference Center, 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY. 2. Thursday, January 13, 2011: Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Avenue, Cleveland, OH. 3. Thursday, January 20, 2011: McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota, 200 Oak Street, S.E., #35, Minneapolis, MN. 4. Tuesday, January 25, 2011: Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, 2740 West Mason Street, Green Bay, WI. 5. Thursday, January 27, 2011: The Hagerty Conference Center, NMC Great PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 337 Lakes Campus, 715 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI. 6. Tuesday, February 1, 2011: Tangeman University Center, University of Cincinnati, 2766 UC Main Street, Cincinnati, OH. For driving directions to the parking garage, please use ‘‘W. Corry St. at Jefferson Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45221’’ as your destination address. Continue west on W. Corry St. until you reach the CCM parking garage. 7. Thursday, February 3, 2011: Ann Arbor Marriott-Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, 1275 South Huron Street, Ypsilanti, MI. 8. Tuesday, February 8, 2011: National Great Rivers Museum (Adjacent to Melvin Price Locks and Dam), #2 Locks and Dam Way, Alton, IL. 9. Thursday, February 10, 2011: Vicksburg Convention Center, 1600 Mulberry Street, Vicksburg, MS. Please see the GLMRIS project Web site at http://www.glmris.anl.gov for driving directions, if you wish to register to make an oral comment at one of these meetings, and for more information regarding the meeting including a meeting agenda. In addition to the above-listed locations, USACE is also planning to host NEPA public scoping meetings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and New Orleans, Louisiana. Specific meeting places and dates will be announced in a subsequent Federal Register notice, the GLMRIS project Web site, electronic media and news releases. Comments received during the scoping period will be posted on the GLMRIS project Web site and will become a part of the EIS. You may indicate that you do not wish to have your name or other personal information made available on the Web site. However, USACE cannot guarantee that information withheld from the Web site will be maintained as confidential. Requests for disclosure of collected information will be handled through the Freedom of Information Act. Comments and information, including the identity of the submitter, may be disclosed, reproduced, and distributed. Submissions should not include any information that the submitter seeks to preserve as confidential. If you require assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Ms. Lynne Whelan via e-mail at lynne.e.whelan@usace.army.mil or phone at (312) 846–5330 at least seven (7) working days prior to the meeting to request arrangements. 3. Significant Issues. Issues associated with the proposed study are likely to include, but will not be limited to: Significant natural resources such as ecosystems and threatened and E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1 338 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 2 / Tuesday, January 4, 2011 / Notices endangered species, commercial and recreational fisheries; current recreational uses of the lakes and waterways; ANS effects on water users; effects of potential ANS controls on current waterway uses such as flood risk management, commercial and recreational navigation, recreation, water supply, hydropower and conveyance of effluent from wastewater treatment plants and other industries; and statutory and legal responsibilities relative to the lakes and waterways. 4. Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The date that the draft EIS will be made available is contingent upon sufficient allocation of funding for the study. Draft EIS availability will be announced to the public in the Federal Register in compliance with 40 CFR 1506.9 and 1506.10. 5. Authority. This action is being undertaken pursuant to the Water Resources and Development Act of 2007, Section 3061, Public Law 110– 114, 121 STAT. 1121, and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq., as amended. Dated: December 28, 2010. Susanne J. Davis, Chicago District, Corps of Engineers. [FR Doc. 2010–33215 Filed 1–3–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education. Comment request. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Education (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 7, 2011. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:35 Jan 03, 2011 Jkt 223001 Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or mailed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202–4537. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35) requires that Federal agencies provide interested parties an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes this notice containing proposed information collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the information collection. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. ADDRESSES: Dated: December 28, 2010. James Hyler, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Office of Postsecondary Education Type of Review: Extension. Title of Collection: Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants Program (TQE) Scholarship Contract and Teaching Verification Forms on Scholarship Recipients. OMB Control Number: 1840–0753. Agency Form Number(s): N/A. Frequency of Responses: On Occasion; Semi-Annually; Annually. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Government, State Educational Agencies or Local Educational Agencies. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 285. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 426. Abstract: Students receiving scholarships under section 204 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, Public Law 105–244, incur a PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 service obligation to teach in a highneed school in a high-need Local Educational Agency. This information collection consists of a contract to be executed when funds are awarded, subsequent addenda for students receiving funds beyond one semester/ quarter/term, and a separate teaching verification form to be used by students and high-need school districts, to document the students’ compliance with the contract’s conditions. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 4465. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202–4537. Requests may also be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202–401–0920. Please specify the complete title of the information collection and OMB Control Number when making your request. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339. [FR Doc. 2010–33185 Filed 1–3–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education. Comment Request. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Education (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Notice of NEPA Public Scoping Meeting Information for the Great 
Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (``GLMRIS'')

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In a November 16, 2010, Federal Register Notice (75 FR 69983), 
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Chicago District announced in 
a notice of intent that it will prepare a feasibility report and an 
environmental impact statement (EIS) for GLMRIS, and it will host a 
public scoping meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on December 15, 2010. In a 
December 8, 2010, Federal Register Notice (75 FR 76447), USACE 
announced the metropolitan locations where USACE would be hosting nine 
(9) additional public scoping meetings for GLMRIS. The December 8, 
2010, notice did not include specific meeting details. This notice 
announces the venues, dates and times of these nine (9) public scoping 
meetings and also announces USACE's intent to host two (2) additional 
public scoping meetings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and New Orleans, 
Louisiana.
    USACE, in consultation with other federal agencies, Native American 
tribes, state agencies, local governments and non-governmental 
organizations, is conducting a feasibility study of the options and 
technologies that could be applied to prevent aquatic nuisance species 
(ANS) transfer between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins 
through aquatic pathways.

DATES: Until March 31, 2011, USACE will be accepting public comments on 
the scope of GLMRIS. Please refer to the ``Scoping and Public 
Involvement'' section below for instructions on how to submit public 
comments, the dates of

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the upcoming public scoping meetings and other meeting information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or 
questions about GLMRIS, please contact USACE, Chicago District, Project 
Manager, Mr. David Wethington, by mail: USACE, Chicago District, 111 N. 
Canal, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60606, or by e-mail: 
david.m.wethington@usace.army.mil.
    For media inquiries, please contact the USACE, Chicago District, 
Public Affairs Officer, Ms. Lynne Whelan, by mail: USACE, Chicago 
District, 111 N. Canal, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60606, by phone: (312) 
846-5330 or by e-mail: lynne.e.whelan@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    1. Background. USACE, in consultation with other federal agencies, 
Native American tribes, state agencies, local governments and non-
governmental organizations, is conducting GLMRIS. For GLMRIS, USACE 
will explore options and technologies, collectively known as ANS 
controls, that could be applied to prevent ANS transfer between the 
basins through aquatic pathways. Potential ANS controls may include, 
but are not limited to, hydrologic separation of the basins, waterway 
modifications, selective barriers, etc.
    USACE will conduct a comprehensive analysis of ANS controls and 
will analyze the effects an ANS control or combination of ANS controls 
may have on current uses of: (1) The Chicago Area Waterway System 
(CAWS), the only known continuous aquatic pathway between the Great 
Lakes and Mississippi River basins; and (2) other aquatic pathways 
between these basins. For the CAWS, current waterway uses include, but 
are not limited to: Flood risk management; commercial and recreational 
navigation; recreation; water supply; hydropower; and conveyance of 
effluent from wastewater treatment plants and other industries. 
Additionally, this study will identify mitigation measures or 
alternative facilities necessary to offset and address impacted 
waterway uses and current significant natural resources.
    USACE will conduct GLMRIS in accordance with NEPA and with the 
Economic and Environmental Principles and Guidelines for Water and 
Related Land Resource Implementation Studies, Water Resources Council, 
March 10, 1983.
    2. Scoping and Public Involvement. USACE will accept comments 
related to GLMRIS until March 31, 2011. Note, USACE will only consider 
comments that disclose the first name, last name and zip code of the 
commenter.
    All forms of comments received during the scoping period will be 
weighted equally. Using input obtained during the scoping period, USACE 
will refine the scope of GLMRIS to focus on significant issues, as well 
as eliminate issues that are not significant from further detailed 
study.
    Comments may be submitted in the following ways:
     GLMRIS project Web site: Use the Web comment function 
found at http://www.glmris.anl.gov;
     NEPA Scoping Meeting: USACE is hosting scoping meetings 
and asks those who want to make oral comments to register on the GLMRIS 
project Web site at http://www.glmris.anl.gov. Those registering to 
make oral comments through the project Web site may be given a 
preference over those that register to make oral comments at the 
meeting. The on-line registration for each individual meeting will 
close one (1) day prior to that meeting date. Each individual wishing 
to make oral comments shall be given three (3) minutes, and a 
stenographer will document oral comments;
     Mail: Mail written comments to GLMRIS Scoping, 111 N. 
Canal, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60606. Comments must be postmarked by 
March 31, 2011; and
     Hand Delivery: Comments may be hand delivered to the 
Chicago District, USACE office located at 111 N. Canal St., Suite 600, 
Chicago, IL 60606 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Comments must be 
received by March 31, 2011.
    At the scoping meetings, USACE will provide informational materials 
about the study's authorities and USACE study process. The meetings 
will begin with a presentation regarding the study followed by an oral 
comment period. During each meeting, USACE will also collect written 
comments on comment cards and computer terminals.
    In addition to the meeting held on December 15, 2010, in Chicago, 
Illinois, USACE will host NEPA public scoping meetings from 2 p.m. to 8 
p.m. at the following locations:
    1. Tuesday, January 11, 2011: Buffalo Conference Center, 2 Fountain 
Plaza, Buffalo, NY.
    2. Thursday, January 13, 2011: Great Lakes Science Center, 601 
Erieside Avenue, Cleveland, OH.
    3. Thursday, January 20, 2011: McNamara Alumni Center, University 
of Minnesota, 200 Oak Street, S.E., 35, Minneapolis, MN.
    4. Tuesday, January 25, 2011: Northeast Wisconsin Technical 
College, 2740 West Mason Street, Green Bay, WI.
    5. Thursday, January 27, 2011: The Hagerty Conference Center, NMC 
Great Lakes Campus, 715 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI.
    6. Tuesday, February 1, 2011: Tangeman University Center, 
University of Cincinnati, 2766 UC Main Street, Cincinnati, OH. For 
driving directions to the parking garage, please use ``W. Corry St. at 
Jefferson Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45221'' as your destination address. 
Continue west on W. Corry St. until you reach the CCM parking garage.
    7. Thursday, February 3, 2011: Ann Arbor Marriott-Ypsilanti at 
Eagle Crest, 1275 South Huron Street, Ypsilanti, MI.
    8. Tuesday, February 8, 2011: National Great Rivers Museum 
(Adjacent to Melvin Price Locks and Dam), 2 Locks and Dam Way, 
Alton, IL.
    9. Thursday, February 10, 2011: Vicksburg Convention Center, 1600 
Mulberry Street, Vicksburg, MS.
    Please see the GLMRIS project Web site at http://www.glmris.anl.gov 
for driving directions, if you wish to register to make an oral comment 
at one of these meetings, and for more information regarding the 
meeting including a meeting agenda.
    In addition to the above-listed locations, USACE is also planning 
to host NEPA public scoping meetings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and New 
Orleans, Louisiana. Specific meeting places and dates will be announced 
in a subsequent Federal Register notice, the GLMRIS project Web site, 
electronic media and news releases.
    Comments received during the scoping period will be posted on the 
GLMRIS project Web site and will become a part of the EIS. You may 
indicate that you do not wish to have your name or other personal 
information made available on the Web site. However, USACE cannot 
guarantee that information withheld from the Web site will be 
maintained as confidential. Requests for disclosure of collected 
information will be handled through the Freedom of Information Act. 
Comments and information, including the identity of the submitter, may 
be disclosed, reproduced, and distributed. Submissions should not 
include any information that the submitter seeks to preserve as 
confidential.
    If you require assistance under the Americans with Disabilities 
Act, please contact Ms. Lynne Whelan via e-mail at 
lynne.e.whelan@usace.army.mil or phone at (312) 846-5330 at least seven 
(7) working days prior to the meeting to request arrangements.
    3. Significant Issues. Issues associated with the proposed study 
are likely to include, but will not be limited to: Significant natural 
resources such as ecosystems and threatened and

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endangered species, commercial and recreational fisheries; current 
recreational uses of the lakes and waterways; ANS effects on water 
users; effects of potential ANS controls on current waterway uses such 
as flood risk management, commercial and recreational navigation, 
recreation, water supply, hydropower and conveyance of effluent from 
wastewater treatment plants and other industries; and statutory and 
legal responsibilities relative to the lakes and waterways.
    4. Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The 
date that the draft EIS will be made available is contingent upon 
sufficient allocation of funding for the study. Draft EIS availability 
will be announced to the public in the Federal Register in compliance 
with 40 CFR 1506.9 and 1506.10.
    5. Authority. This action is being undertaken pursuant to the Water 
Resources and Development Act of 2007, Section 3061, Public Law 110-
114, 121 STAT. 1121, and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 
42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq., as amended.

    Dated: December 28, 2010.
Susanne J. Davis,
Chicago District, Corps of Engineers.
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