Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability, 41791-41792 [2011-17865]

Download as PDF 41791 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 136 / Friday, July 15, 2011 / Notices b. Project No.: 12718–002. c. Date Filed: June 28, 2011. d. Submitted By: Natural Currents Energy Services, LLC (Natural Currents). e. Name of Project: Wards Island Tidal Energy Project. f. Location: Off the south shore of Wards Island, in the Hell Gate Waterway near the junction of the Harlem River, East River, and Long Island Sound in New York City, NY. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 of the Commission’s regulations. h. Applicant Contact: Roger Bason, President, Natural Currents Energy Services, LLC, 24 Roxanne Blvd, Highland, NY 12528; (845) 691–4008. i. FERC Contact: Emily Carter at (202) 502–6512 or e-mail at emily.carter@ferc.gov. j. Natural Currents has filed with the Commission: (1) A notice of intent (NOI) to file an application for an original license for a hydrokinetic pilot project and a draft license application with monitoring plans; (2) a request for waivers of the integrated licensing process regulations necessary for expedited processing of a hydrokinetic pilot project license application; (3) a proposed process plan and schedule; (4) a request to be designated as the nonfederal representative for section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation; and (5) a request to be designated as the non-federal representative for section 106 consultation under the National Historic Preservation Act (collectively the prefiling materials). k. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the pre-filing materials listed in paragraph j above, including the draft license application and monitoring plans. All comments should be sent to the address above in paragraph h. In addition, all comments may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and seven copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:55 Jul 14, 2011 Jkt 223001 Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Any individual or entity interested in submitting comments on the pre-filing materials must do so by September 6, 2011. l. With this notice, we are approving Natural Current’s request to be designated as the non-federal representative for section 7 of the ESA and its request to initiate consultation under section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; and recommending that it begin informal consultation with: (a) the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service as required by section 7 of ESA; and (b) the New York State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, National Historical Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2. m. With this notice, we also are asking federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or expertise with respect to environmental issues to cooperate with us in the preparation of the environmental document. Agencies who would like to request cooperating status should follow the instructions for filing comments described in paragraph ‘‘k’’ above. n. This notice does not constitute the Commission’s approval of Natural Current’s request to use the Pilot Project Licensing Procedures. Upon its review of the project’s overall characteristics relative to the pilot project criteria, the draft license application contents, and any comments filed, the Commission will determine whether there is adequate information to conclude the pre-filing process. o. The proposed Wards Island Tidal Energy Project would consist of: (1) A 15-meter-long, 1.6-meter-diameter, vessel mounted 150-kW Natural Currents Sea Dragon Tidal Turbine; (2) a vessel-based deployment Principal Project Works or Structural Support system; (3) six 40-foot-long steel support pilings; (3) a 50-meter-long subsea transmission line connecting to an electrical cabinet owned by the New York City Parks; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The hydrokinetic project would have an estimated average annual generation of 350,400 kilowatt hours per year. p. A copy of the draft license application and all pre-filing materials are available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.ferc.gov), using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number (12718), excluding the last three digits in the PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCONlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. q. Pre-filing process schedule. The pre-filing process will be conducted pursuant to the following tentative schedule. Revisions to the schedule below may be made based on staff’s review of the draft application and any comments received. Milestone Comments on pre-filing materials due. Issuance of meeting notice (if needed). Public meeting/technical conference (if needed). Date September 6, 2011. September 21, 2011. October 21, 2011. r. Register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filing and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: July 8, 2011. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–17747 Filed 7–14–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–8997–9) Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–1399 or http://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements Filed 07/04/2011 Through 07/08/2011 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. Notice: In accordance with Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act, EPA is required to make its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies public. Historically, EPA met this mandate by publishing weekly notices of availability of EPA comments, which includes a brief summary of EPA’s comment letters, in the Federal Register. Since February 2008, EPA has included its comment letters on EISs on its Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/ nepa/eisdata.html. Including the entire EIS comment letters on the Web site satisfies the Section 309(a) requirement E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 41792 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 136 / Friday, July 15, 2011 / Notices to make EPA’s comments on EISs available to the public. Accordingly, on March 31, 2010, EPA discontinued the publication of the notice of availability of EPA comments in the Federal Register. EIS No. 20110217, Draft EIS, NOAA, 00, 2011 Caribbean Comprehensive Annual Catch Limit (ACL) Amendment for the US Caribbean: Amendment 6 to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; Amendment 5 to the Fishery Management Spiny Lobster Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; Amendment 3 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Queen Conch Resources of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; Amendment 3 to the Fishery Management Plan for Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Comment Period Ends: 08/29/2011, Contact: Roy E. Crabtree, PhD 727–824–5305. EIS No. 20110218, Final EIS, BPA, 00, Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Project, Proposal to Construct, Operate, and Maintain a 27–28 mile long 500-Kilovolt Transmission Line using a Combination of Existing BPA and New 150-Foot wide Right-of-Way, Wasco County, OR and Klickitat County, WA, Wait Period Ends: 08/ 15/2011, Contact: Stacy Mason 503– 230–5455. EIS No. 20110219, Final EIS, FTA, WA, East Link Rail Transit Project, New and Update Information, Proposes to Construct and Operate an Extension of the Light Rail System from downtown Seattle to Mercer Island, Bellevue, and Redmond via Interstate 90, Funding and US Army COE Section 404 and 10 Permits, Seattle, WA, Wait Period Ends: 08/15/2011, Contact: John Witmer 206–220–7950. EIS No. 20110220, Final EIS, TVA, 00, Natural Resource Plan, To Determine How TVA Will Manage It Natural Resource Over the Next 20 Year, Implementation, AL, GA, KY, MS, NC, TN and VA, Wait Period Ends: 08/15/2011, Contact: Charles P. Nicholson 865–632–3582. EIS No. 20110221, Final EIS, NOAA, WA, Clark Springs Water Supply Habitat Conservation Plan, Application for Incidental Take Permits, City of Kent, Maple Valley, King County, WA, Wait Period Ends: 08/15/2011, Contact: Kelly Peterson 253–856–5547. EIS No. 20110222, Final EIS, HUD, CA, West Coast Recycling Group Metal Recycling Facility Project, Proposal to Develop and Operate a Scrap Metal VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:55 Jul 14, 2011 Jkt 223001 Shredding and Recycling Facility at the Port of West Sacramento, Yolo County,CA, Wait Period Ends: 08/15/ 2011, Contact: David Tilley 916–617– 4645. EIS No. 20110223, Second Final Supplement, FHWA, WA, Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project, Between S. Royal Brougham Way and Roy Street, To Protect Public Safety and Provide Essential Vehicle Capacity to and through downtown Seattle, Updated Information to 2004 DEIS and 2006 DSEIS, Seattle, WA, Wait Period Ends: 08/15/2011, Contact: Angela Angove 206–805– 2832. EIS No. 20110224, Draft EIS, FWS, TX, Habitat Conservation Plan for Oncor Electric Delivery Facilities, Application for Incidental Take Permit for 11 Federally List Species in 100 Texas Counties, Comment Period Ends: 09/28/2011, Contact: Adam Zerrenner 512–490–0057. Dated: July 12, 2011. Cliff Rader, Acting Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 2011–17865 Filed 7–14–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[ER-FRL-8997-9)


Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability

    Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General 
Information (202) 564-1399 or http://www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/.

Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements
Filed 07/04/2011 Through 07/08/2011
Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9.

    Notice: In accordance with Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act, EPA 
is required to make its comments on EISs issued by other Federal 
agencies public. Historically, EPA met this mandate by publishing 
weekly notices of availability of EPA comments, which includes a brief 
summary of EPA's comment letters, in the Federal Register. Since 
February 2008, EPA has included its comment letters on EISs on its Web 
site at: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/eisdata.html. Including the 
entire EIS comment letters on the Web site satisfies the Section 309(a) 
requirement

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to make EPA's comments on EISs available to the public. Accordingly, on 
March 31, 2010, EPA discontinued the publication of the notice of 
availability of EPA comments in the Federal Register.

EIS No. 20110217, Draft EIS, NOAA, 00, 2011 Caribbean Comprehensive 
Annual Catch Limit (ACL) Amendment for the US Caribbean: Amendment 6 to 
the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan of Puerto Rico and the U.S. 
Virgin Islands; Amendment 5 to the Fishery Management Spiny Lobster 
Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; Amendment 3 to the 
Fishery Management Plan for the Queen Conch Resources of Puerto Rico 
and the U.S. Virgin Islands; Amendment 3 to the Fishery Management Plan 
for Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates of Puerto Rico 
and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Comment Period Ends: 08/29/2011, Contact: 
Roy E. Crabtree, PhD 727-824-5305.
EIS No. 20110218, Final EIS, BPA, 00, Big Eddy-Knight Transmission 
Project, Proposal to Construct, Operate, and Maintain a 27-28 mile long 
500-Kilovolt Transmission Line using a Combination of Existing BPA and 
New 150-Foot wide Right-of-Way, Wasco County, OR and Klickitat County, 
WA, Wait Period Ends: 08/15/2011, Contact: Stacy Mason 503-230-5455.
EIS No. 20110219, Final EIS, FTA, WA, East Link Rail Transit Project, 
New and Update Information, Proposes to Construct and Operate an 
Extension of the Light Rail System from downtown Seattle to Mercer 
Island, Bellevue, and Redmond via Interstate 90, Funding and US Army 
COE Section 404 and 10 Permits, Seattle, WA, Wait Period Ends: 08/15/
2011, Contact: John Witmer 206-220-7950.
EIS No. 20110220, Final EIS, TVA, 00, Natural Resource Plan, To 
Determine How TVA Will Manage It Natural Resource Over the Next 20 
Year, Implementation, AL, GA, KY, MS, NC, TN and VA, Wait Period Ends: 
08/15/2011, Contact: Charles P. Nicholson 865-632-3582.
EIS No. 20110221, Final EIS, NOAA, WA, Clark Springs Water Supply 
Habitat Conservation Plan, Application for Incidental Take Permits, 
City of Kent, Maple Valley, King County, WA, Wait Period Ends: 08/15/
2011, Contact: Kelly Peterson 253-856-5547.
EIS No. 20110222, Final EIS, HUD, CA, West Coast Recycling Group Metal 
Recycling Facility Project, Proposal to Develop and Operate a Scrap 
Metal Shredding and Recycling Facility at the Port of West Sacramento, 
Yolo County,CA, Wait Period Ends: 08/15/2011, Contact: David Tilley 
916-617-4645.
EIS No. 20110223, Second Final Supplement, FHWA, WA, Alaskan Way 
Viaduct Replacement Project, Between S. Royal Brougham Way and Roy 
Street, To Protect Public Safety and Provide Essential Vehicle Capacity 
to and through downtown Seattle, Updated Information to 2004 DEIS and 
2006 DSEIS, Seattle, WA, Wait Period Ends: 08/15/2011, Contact: Angela 
Angove 206-805-2832.
EIS No. 20110224, Draft EIS, FWS, TX, Habitat Conservation Plan for 
Oncor Electric Delivery Facilities, Application for Incidental Take 
Permit for 11 Federally List Species in 100 Texas Counties, Comment 
Period Ends: 09/28/2011, Contact: Adam Zerrenner 512-490-0057.

    Dated: July 12, 2011.
Cliff Rader,
Acting Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal 
Activities.
[FR Doc. 2011-17865 Filed 7-14-11; 8:45 am]
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