Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for a Permit Application for the Proposed Salton Sea Species Conservation Habitat Project at the Salton Sea, in Imperial County, CA, 51956-51957 [2011-21239]

Download as PDF 51956 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 161 / Friday, August 19, 2011 / Notices FORCE, FA3030 17 CONS CC, GOODFELLOW AFB, TX. Comments on this certification are invited. Commenters should identify the statement(s) underlying the certification on which they are providing additional information. Patricia Briscoe, Deputy Director, Business Operations (Pricing and Information Management). End of Certification [FR Doc. 2011–21242 Filed 8–18–11; 8:45 am] The following service is proposed for addition to Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agency listed: BILLING CODE 6353–01–P Service Service Type/Location: Distribution of USCG Promotional Materials, Coast Guard Recruiting Command, Washington DC (Off Site: 445 S. Curtis Rd., West Allis, WI). NPA: Industries for the Blind, Inc., West Allis, WI. Contracting Activity: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. COAST GUARD, HQ CONTRACT OPERATIONS (CG–912), WASHINGTON, DC. Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Deletions Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. If approved, the action will not result in additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities. 2. If approved, the action may result in authorizing small entities to provide the services to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the services proposed for deletion from the Procurement List. End of Certification jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The following services are proposed for deletion from the Procurement List: Services Service Type/Locations: Administrative Services, Department of Agriculture: Rural Development Agency USDA. St. Louis, MO NPA: St. Vincent DePaul Rehabilitation Services of Texas, Inc., Austin, TX, Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, 6501 Beacon Drive, Kansas City, MO. NPA: Independence and Blue Springs Industries, Inc., Independence, MO. Contracting Activity: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FARM SERVICE AGENCY, KANSAS CITY ACQUISITION BRANCH, KANSAS CITY, MO. Service Type/Location: Recycling Service, Goodfellow Air Force Base: Basewide, Goodfellow AFB, TX. NPA: MHMR Services for the Concho Valley, San Angelo, TX. Contracting Activity: DEPT. OF THE AIR VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:32 Aug 18, 2011 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report for a Permit Application for the Proposed Salton Sea Species Conservation Habitat Project at the Salton Sea, in Imperial County, CA Department of the Army—U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, DoD. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District (Regulatory Division), in coordination with the California Natural Resources Agency, has completed a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Salton Sea Species Conservation Habitat (SCH) Project. The Natural Resources Agency is requesting a permit from the Corps of Engineers to discharge dredged or fill material into the Salton Sea, a water of the United States subject to the Corps jurisdiction under section 404 of the Clean Water Act, including permanent impacts up to 24 acres and temporary impacts up to 1,760 acres for the construction of up to 3,770 acres of shallow ponds and associated infrastructure at the southern end of the Salton Sea in Imperial County, California. Compared to existing conditions, the SCH Project would result in a net increase in the extent of jurisdictional aquatic resources by up to 1,986 acres because the ponds would restore such resources located between elevation ¥228 feet and ¥231 feet previously lost by the receding Sea. Draft EIS/EIR Comment Process. In an effort to follow sustainable business practices, the Draft EIS/EIR can be downloaded in electronic format from the Natural Resources Agency— Department of Water Resources’ Web site: http://www.water.ca.gov/ saltonsea/. A hardcopy of the Draft EIS/ EIR and documents referenced in the Draft EIS/EIR can be viewed at the following location: California Department of Fish and Game, 78078 Country Club Drive, Suite 109, Bermuda SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dunes, CA 92203. In addition, the hardcopy Draft EIS/EIR can be viewed at the following public locations: Brawley Public Library, 400 Main Street, Brawley, CA 92227; Calipatria Public Library, 225 West Main Street, Calipatria, CA 92233; Imperial Public Library, 200 West 9th Street, Imperial, CA 92251; El Centro Public Library, 375 South 1st Street, El Centro, CA 92243; Imperial County Free Library, 2098 Frontage Road, Salton City, CA 92275; Mecca-North Shore Public Library, 91– 260 Avenue 66, Mecca, CA 92254; and Coachella Branch Library, 1538 7th Street, Coachella, CA 92236. The Corps and the Natural Resources Agency invites interested parties to attend one of the jointly held public hearings to provide the agencies with their views and comments on the Draft EIS/EIR. Comments on the content of the Draft EIS/EIR by Federal, State, and local agencies, affected Indian tribes, and other interested organizations and persons are encouraged and will be considered by the Corps and the Natural Resources Agency and become part of the administrative record for the Corps’ decision. The public hearings will be held at: 1. Calipatria—September 14, 2011 at 1 P.M. at the Calipatria Inn and Suites, 700 North Sorenson Avenue, Calipatria, CA 92233. 2. Brawley—September 14, 2011 at 6 P.M. at Elks Lodge #1420, 161 South Plaza, Brawley, CA 92227. 3. Palm Desert— September 15, 2011 at 1 P.M. at the University of California, 75–080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Room B200, Palm Desert, CA 92211. In order for the Corps and the Natural Resources Agency to more accurately process and respond to comments, an online e-form is provided on the Natural Resources Agency—Department of Water Resources’ Web site http:// www.water.ca.gov/saltonsea/ and is the preferred method of receiving comments from interested parties. Alternatively, written comment letters can be provided directly to Ms. Lanika Cervantes or Mr. David Elms at the addresses listed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written comments concerning the Draft EIS/EIR should be directed to Ms. Lanika Cervantes, Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, Regulatory Division, San Diego Field Office, ATTN: CESPL–RG–S– 2010–00142–LLC, 6010 Hidden Valley Road, Suite 105, Carlsbad, CA 92011, (760) 602–4838. Comments also can be directed to: Mr. David Elms, California Department of Fish and Game Project Manager, California Department of Fish E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 161 / Friday, August 19, 2011 / Notices and Game, 78078 Country Club Drive, Suite 109, Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203, (760) 200–9372. For additional information, please call Rick Davis of the Davis Group at (760) 610–2072 or e-mail CAFishandGame@davisgroupca.com. Alternatively, you may contact the Corps and DFG project managers identified above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Draft EIS/EIR has been filed with the Environmental Protection Agency to be published in the Federal Register. The review period for the Draft EIS/EIR will begin from the date of publishing the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register, which is expected to be on August 17, 2011. Comments on the Draft EIS/EIR will be accepted 60 days later, until October 17, 2011. Dated: August 8, 2011. R. Mark Toy, P.E., Colonel, US Army, Commander and District Engineer. [FR Doc. 2011–21239 Filed 8–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Medical Facilities Development and University Expansion at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Bethesda, Maryland and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to section (102)(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 1500– 1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects associated with the proposed actions at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda to implement the Congressional mandate in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to achieve the new statutory world-class standards for military medicine at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda (WRNMMCB) by providing enduring facilities commensurate in quality, capability and condition as those provided by the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) investment and address the space and operational jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:32 Aug 18, 2011 Jkt 223001 limitations at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). The proposed actions, which will enhance and support but not add to the missions of the installation, medical center or USUHS, include: (1) The demolition of five (5) hospital buildings and reconstruction of a single 5-story facility and associated parking garage, utility capacity upgrades, and temporary medical facilities to provide uninterrupted patient care during construction (Medical Facilities Development) and (2) the expansion of the USUHS and associated parking garage. These proposed actions are two components of the 2012 NSA Bethesda Master Plan that the DoN is currently updating and this EIS analyzes the implementation of these components. The 2012 NSA Bethesda Master Plan reflects ongoing projects previously considered under NEPA as well as potential future development opportunities at NSA Bethesda. The EIS will evaluate the cumulative effects of the proposed actions in the context of the known, ongoing activities and identify the potential programmatic effects of the proposed actions in the context of the potential future development opportunities. Therefore, the EIS will analyze the environmental effects of the 2012 NSA Bethesda Master Plan relative to the implementation of the proposed actions in this EIS. For the potential future development opportunities, the DoN will ensure the appropriate NEPA review is completed at such time as the projects are proposed for implementation. The proposed actions at NSA Bethesda consist of: (1) The Medical Facilities Development, which includes demolition of Buildings 2, 4, 6, 7, and 8 and construction of a single, 5-story replacement building in the medical center core, construction of an associated parking garage, utility capacity upgrades, construction of temporary medical facilities to maintain uninterrupted patient care during construction, and internal renovations to Buildings 1, 3, 5, 9, and 10; and (2) the University Expansion, which includes construction of a new classroom/research facility and associated parking garage at USUHS. The proposed actions would not add to the existing missions at NSA Bethesda and would occur subsequent to the 2005 BRAC Law mandated relocation of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s (WRAMC) tertiary (sub-specialty and complex care) medical services to National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) at NSA Bethesda in September 2011. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51957 With the relocation, the NNMC will be renamed the WRNMMCB. NSA Bethesda is the action proponent and the DoN is the lead agency for the proposed actions. Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical (JTF CapMed), NNMC, and USUHS, are tenants of NSA Bethesda and are the stakeholders for these activities. The DoN is initiating a 45-day public scoping period to identify community interests and specific issues to be addressed in the EIS. The public scoping period starts with the publication of this Notice of Intent. The DoN will hold two public scoping meetings to inform the public of the proposed actions and receive comments. Comments, both written and oral, will be collected at each of the two public scoping meetings. Each of the public scoping meetings will consist of an open house session followed by a live presentation and an opportunity for the public to present their comments. To ensure that the full range of issues related to the proposed actions will be addressed, representatives from the DoN will be available to solicit comments from all interested parties during the public scoping meetings. Following future publication of the draft EIS, at a time to be determined, further public meetings will be held to address comments on the draft document. Dates and Addresses: The two public scoping meetings will be held on the following dates: 1. Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. 2. Monday, September 12, 2011, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. Additional information concerning meeting times and locations are available on the NSA Bethesda Web site at: http://www.bethesda.med.navy.mil/ nsa/eis.aspx. Public scoping meeting schedules and locations will also be announced in local newspapers. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandy Dean, NSA Bethesda Public Affairs Office; e-mail: NNMC.NSABETHESDAEIS@med. navy.mil; telephone number: 301–295– 5727. NSA Bethesda is a 243-acre health care, medical education and research installation located in Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland and is the home of the world renowned NNMC. The installation provides logistical and service support to all of its tenant commands, including JTF SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement/Environmental Impact Report for a Permit Application for the 
Proposed Salton Sea Species Conservation Habitat Project at the Salton 
Sea, in Imperial County, CA

AGENCY: Department of the Army--U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los 
Angeles District, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District 
(Regulatory Division), in coordination with the California Natural 
Resources Agency, has completed a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/
Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Salton Sea Species 
Conservation Habitat (SCH) Project. The Natural Resources Agency is 
requesting a permit from the Corps of Engineers to discharge dredged or 
fill material into the Salton Sea, a water of the United States subject 
to the Corps jurisdiction under section 404 of the Clean Water Act, 
including permanent impacts up to 24 acres and temporary impacts up to 
1,760 acres for the construction of up to 3,770 acres of shallow ponds 
and associated infrastructure at the southern end of the Salton Sea in 
Imperial County, California. Compared to existing conditions, the SCH 
Project would result in a net increase in the extent of jurisdictional 
aquatic resources by up to 1,986 acres because the ponds would restore 
such resources located between elevation -228 feet and -231 feet 
previously lost by the receding Sea.
    Draft EIS/EIR Comment Process. In an effort to follow sustainable 
business practices, the Draft EIS/EIR can be downloaded in electronic 
format from the Natural Resources Agency--Department of Water 
Resources' Web site: http://www.water.ca.gov/saltonsea/ saltonsea/. A hardcopy of 
the Draft EIS/EIR and documents referenced in the Draft EIS/EIR can be 
viewed at the following location: California Department of Fish and 
Game, 78078 Country Club Drive, Suite 109, Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203. In 
addition, the hardcopy Draft EIS/EIR can be viewed at the following 
public locations: Brawley Public Library, 400 Main Street, Brawley, CA 
92227; Calipatria Public Library, 225 West Main Street, Calipatria, CA 
92233; Imperial Public Library, 200 West 9th Street, Imperial, CA 
92251; El Centro Public Library, 375 South 1st Street, El Centro, CA 
92243; Imperial County Free Library, 2098 Frontage Road, Salton City, 
CA 92275; Mecca-North Shore Public Library, 91-260 Avenue 66, Mecca, CA 
92254; and Coachella Branch Library, 1538 7th Street, Coachella, CA 
92236.
    The Corps and the Natural Resources Agency invites interested 
parties to attend one of the jointly held public hearings to provide 
the agencies with their views and comments on the Draft EIS/EIR. 
Comments on the content of the Draft EIS/EIR by Federal, State, and 
local agencies, affected Indian tribes, and other interested 
organizations and persons are encouraged and will be considered by the 
Corps and the Natural Resources Agency and become part of the 
administrative record for the Corps' decision. The public hearings will 
be held at:
    1. Calipatria--September 14, 2011 at 1 P.M. at the Calipatria Inn 
and Suites, 700 North Sorenson Avenue, Calipatria, CA 92233.
    2. Brawley--September 14, 2011 at 6 P.M. at Elks Lodge 
1420, 161 South Plaza, Brawley, CA 92227.
    3. Palm Desert-- September 15, 2011 at 1 P.M. at the University of 
California, 75-080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Room B200, Palm Desert, CA 
92211.
    In order for the Corps and the Natural Resources Agency to more 
accurately process and respond to comments, an online e-form is 
provided on the Natural Resources Agency--Department of Water 
Resources' Web site http://www.water.ca.gov/saltonsea/ and is the 
preferred method of receiving comments from interested parties. 
Alternatively, written comment letters can be provided directly to Ms. 
Lanika Cervantes or Mr. David Elms at the addresses listed below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written comments concerning the Draft 
EIS/EIR should be directed to Ms. Lanika Cervantes, Project Manager, 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, Regulatory 
Division, San Diego Field Office, ATTN: CESPL-RG-S-2010-00142-LLC, 6010 
Hidden Valley Road, Suite 105, Carlsbad, CA 92011, (760) 602-4838. 
Comments also can be directed to: Mr. David Elms, California Department 
of Fish and Game Project Manager, California Department of Fish

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and Game, 78078 Country Club Drive, Suite 109, Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203, 
(760) 200-9372. For additional information, please call Rick Davis of 
the Davis Group at (760) 610-2072 or e-mail 
CAFishandGame@davisgroupca.com. Alternatively, you may contact the 
Corps and DFG project managers identified above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Draft EIS/EIR has been filed with the 
Environmental Protection Agency to be published in the Federal 
Register. The review period for the Draft EIS/EIR will begin from the 
date of publishing the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register, 
which is expected to be on August 17, 2011. Comments on the Draft EIS/
EIR will be accepted 60 days later, until October 17, 2011.

    Dated: August 8, 2011.
R. Mark Toy, P.E.,
Colonel, US Army, Commander and District Engineer.
[FR Doc. 2011-21239 Filed 8-18-11; 8:45 am]
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