Notice of Intent To Prepare a Joint Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report for the Folsom Dam Modification Project, Approach Channel., 54451-54452 [2011-22383]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 170 / Thursday, September 1, 2011 / Notices Order 216–6 5.09(d) and determined that issuance of the IHA is not likely to result in significant impacts on the human environment. Consequently, NMFS has adopted NSF’s EA and prepared a FONSI for the issuance of the IHA. An Environmental Impact Statement is not required and will not be prepared for the action. Authorization As a result of these determinations, NMFS has issued an IHA to UAGI for the take of marine mammals, by Level B harassment, incidental to conducting a marine seismic survey in the Arctic Ocean, September–October 2011, provided the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements are incorporated. Dated: August 26, 2011. James H. Lecky, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland. STATUS: Closed to the Public. MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: PLACE: Compliance Status Report The Commission staff will brief the Commission on the status of compliance matters. For a recorded message containing the latest agenda information, call (301) 504–7948. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Todd A. Stevenson, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 504–7923. Dated: August 30, 2011. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–22547 Filed 8–30–11; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P [FR Doc. 2011–22434 Filed 8–31–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Sunshine Act Meeting Notice Notice of Intent To Prepare a Joint Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report for the Folsom Dam Modification Project, Approach Channel. Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 10–11 a.m. PLACE: Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland. STATUS: Commission Meeting—Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Briefing Matter: Proposed Safety Standard for Play Yards. A live webcast of the Meeting can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/webcast. For a recorded message containing the latest agenda information, call (301) 504–7948. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Todd A. Stevenson, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 504–7923. TIME AND DATE: Dated: August 30, 2011. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–22546 Filed 8–30–11; 4:15 pm] srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6355–01–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice Wednesday, September 7, 2011; 2–4 p.m. TIME AND DATE: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:16 Aug 31, 2011 Jkt 223001 Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: The action being taken is the preparation of a joint supplemental environmental impact statement/ environmental impact report (EIS/EIR) for the Folsom Dam Modification, Approach Channel Project. The EIS/EIR will be prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will serve as lead agency for compliance with NEPA, and the State of California Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB) will serve as lead agency for compliance with CEQA. The Folsom Dam Modification Project, Approach Channel will evaluate alternatives, including a locally preferred plan, for providing dam safety and flood damage reduction at Folsom Dam located downstream from the confluence of the North and South Forks of the American River near the city of Folsom, California. DATES: Written comments regarding the scope of the environmental analysis SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54451 should be received by November 4, 2011. ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning this study and requests to be included on the Folsom Dam Modification Project, Approach Channel mailing list should be submitted to Ms. Nancy Sandburg, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, Attn: Planning Division (CESPK–PD–RA), 1325 J Street, Sacramento, California 95814. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Nancy Sandburg via telephone at (916) 557–7134, e-mail: Nancy.H.Sandburg@usace.army.mil or regular mail at (see ADDRESSES). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Proposed Action. USACE is preparing an EIS/EIR to analyze the environmental impacts associated with a range of alternatives for providing dam safety and flood damage reduction associated with Phase 4 of the action for the Folsom Dam Modification Project, Approach Channel. This project addresses design alternatives for an Approach Channel that is tiered from the 2007 Folsom Dam Safety and Flood Damage Reduction—Joint Federal Project EIS/EIR NEPA analyses to complete construction of a control structure and spillway at Folsom Dam on the American River system. 2. Alternatives. The EIS/EIR will address construction alternatives that are intended to improve dam safety and provide flood risk management within the project area. Alternatives analyzed during the investigation may include, but are not limited to, a combination of one or more of the following design measures to complete the new control structure and spillway: installation of a temporary cofferdam or cutoff walls, construction of a spur dike, blasting to remove bedrock material, dredging, terrestrial deposition of dredge material, and temporary modification of existing terrestrial sites for haul routes and staging areas. 3. Scoping Process. a. A public scoping meeting will be held to present an overview of the Folsom Dam Modification Project, Approach Channel and the EIS/EIR process, and to afford all interested parties with an opportunity to provide comments regarding the scope of analysis and potential alternatives. The public scoping meeting will be held in at the Folsom Community Center at 52 Natoma Street in Folsom, CA on October 20, 2011. Presentation will begin at 6 p.m. b. Potentially significant issues to be analyzed in depth in the EIS/EIR include project specific and cumulative E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1 54452 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 170 / Thursday, September 1, 2011 / Notices effects on air quality, water quality, recreation, fisheries, and transportation. c. USACE is consulting with the State Historic Preservation Officer to comply with the National Historic Preservation Act, and with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service to comply with the Endangered Species Act. USACE is also coordinating with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to comply with the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act. d. A 45-day public review period will be provided for all interested parties, individuals, and agencies to review and comment on the draft EIS/EIR. All interested parties are encouraged to respond to this notice and provide a current address if they wish to be notified of the draft EIS/EIR circulation. 4. Availability. The draft EIS/EIR is currently scheduled to be available for public review and comment in Spring 2012. Dated: April 25, 2011. William J. Leady, Colonel, U.S. Army, District Commander. [FR Doc. 2011–22383 Filed 8–31–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Cordova Hills Project in Sacramento County, CA, Corps Permit Application Number SPK–2004–00116 Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: In 2008, the Cordova Hills Ownership Group (applicant) submitted a Department of the Army permit application for the proposed Cordova Hills project. On June 18, 2008, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District (Corps) determined that the proposed project may result in significant impacts to the environment, and that the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is necessary. A revised permit application was submitted by the applicant on March 15, 2011. The applicant proposes to implement a large-scale, mixed-use, mixed-density master planned community with an integrated university, neighborhood and regional commercial and residential uses and associated infrastructure. The proposed project consists of approximately: 1,000 acres of residential uses ranging from one dwelling unit per srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:16 Aug 31, 2011 Jkt 223001 acre to 40 dwelling units per acres; 1,380,000 square feet of retail and commercial uses; 240 acres of private university campus; 635 acres of recreation areas, parks, natural avoided areas and open space corridors; 538 acres for on-site wetland and habitat avoidance, and; 18 miles of off-street/ multi-use trails. The project site is approximately 2,688 acres and contains 89.106 acres of waters of the United States. The proposed project would involve the discharge of fill material into approximately 39.630 acres of waters of the United States, including vernal pools, seasonal wetlands, seeps, intermittent drainages, and stock ponds. The proposed project may also have have indirect impacts on other waters of the U.S. DATES: The Corps will conduct a public scoping meeting that will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ADDRESSES: The scoping meeting will be held at Rancho Cordova City Hall, located at 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lisa Gibson, (916) 557–5288, e-mail: lisa.m.gibson2@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments on the permit application on or before October 26, 2011. Scoping comments should be submitted within the next 60 days, but may be submitted at any time prior to publication of the Draft EIS. To submit comments on this notice or for questions about the proposed action and the Draft EIS, please contact Lisa Gibson, 650 Capitol Mall, Suite 5–200, Sacramento, CA 95814–4708. Parties interested in being added to the Corps’ electronic mail notification list for the proposed project can e-mail a request to spk-regulatoryinfo@usace.army.mil and indicate which list you would like your e-mail address to be added. Please refer to Identification Number SPK–2004–00116 in any correspondence. The proposed Cordova Hills Project site is located in unincorporated eastern Sacramento County. The site is bordered on the west by Grant Line Road, and on the north by Glory Lane. The proposed project site is north of Kiefer Road and west of the Carson Creek drainage, in portions of Sections 13, 14, 23 and 24, Township 8 North, Range 7 East, and Section 18, Township 8 North, Range 8 East, Mount Diablo Meridian. A wetland delineation of the project site, which has been approved by the Corps, indicates that a total of approximately 89 acres of waters of the PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 United States are present within the proposed project area, including: 47.5 acres of vernal pools; 22.9 acres of seasonal wetlands; 0.01 acres of seeps; 16.9 acres of intermittent drainage; 0.17 acres of Carson Creek, and; 1.5 acres of man-made stock ponds. The EIS will include alternatives to the Proposed Action that will meet NEPA requirements for a reasonable range of alternatives, and will also meet the requirements of CWA Section 404(b)(1) Guidelines. The alternatives to be evaluated within the EIS have not yet been developed, but will, at a minimum, include the No Action Alternative, the Proposed Project Alternative, additional on-site alternatives, and off-site alternatives. Sacramento County, as the lead agency responsible for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, is currently preparing a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). The DEIR is expected to be released in the fall of 2011. The Corps’ public involvement program includes several opportunities to provide verbal and written comments on the proposed Cordova Hills Project through the EIS process. Affected federal, state, and local agencies, Native American tribes, and other interested private organizations and parties are invited to participate. Potentially significant issues to be analyzed in depth in the EIS include loss of waters of the United States (including wetlands), and impacts related to cultural resources, biological resources, air quality, hydrology and water quality, noise, traffic, aesthetics, utilities and service systems, and socioeconomic effects. The Corps will initiate formal consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act for impacts to listed species that may result from the proposed project. The Corps will also consult with the State Historic Preservation Office under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for properties listed or potentially eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, as appropriate. The Draft EIS is expected to be made available to the public in the summer of 2012. Dated: August 15, 2011. William J. Leady, Colonel, U.S. Army District Engineer. [FR Doc. 2011–22392 Filed 8–31–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Joint Supplemental Environmental 
Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report for the Folsom Dam 
Modification Project, Approach Channel.

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

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The action being taken is the preparation of a joint 
supplemental environmental impact statement/environmental impact report 
(EIS/EIR) for the Folsom Dam Modification, Approach Channel Project. 
The EIS/EIR will be prepared in accordance with the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental 
Quality Act (CEQA). The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will serve 
as lead agency for compliance with NEPA, and the State of California 
Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB) will serve as lead agency 
for compliance with CEQA. The Folsom Dam Modification Project, Approach 
Channel will evaluate alternatives, including a locally preferred plan, 
for providing dam safety and flood damage reduction at Folsom Dam 
located downstream from the confluence of the North and South Forks of 
the American River near the city of Folsom, California.

DATES: Written comments regarding the scope of the environmental 
analysis should be received by November 4, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning this study and requests to be 
included on the Folsom Dam Modification Project, Approach Channel 
mailing list should be submitted to Ms. Nancy Sandburg, U.S. Army Corps 
of Engineers, Sacramento District, Attn: Planning Division (CESPK-PD-
RA), 1325 J Street, Sacramento, California 95814.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Nancy Sandburg via telephone at 
(916) 557-7134, e-mail: Nancy.H.Sandburg@usace.army.mil or regular mail 
at (see ADDRESSES).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    1. Proposed Action. USACE is preparing an EIS/EIR to analyze the 
environmental impacts associated with a range of alternatives for 
providing dam safety and flood damage reduction associated with Phase 4 
of the action for the Folsom Dam Modification Project, Approach 
Channel. This project addresses design alternatives for an Approach 
Channel that is tiered from the 2007 Folsom Dam Safety and Flood Damage 
Reduction--Joint Federal Project EIS/EIR NEPA analyses to complete 
construction of a control structure and spillway at Folsom Dam on the 
American River system.
    2. Alternatives. The EIS/EIR will address construction alternatives 
that are intended to improve dam safety and provide flood risk 
management within the project area. Alternatives analyzed during the 
investigation may include, but are not limited to, a combination of one 
or more of the following design measures to complete the new control 
structure and spillway: installation of a temporary cofferdam or cutoff 
walls, construction of a spur dike, blasting to remove bedrock 
material, dredging, terrestrial deposition of dredge material, and 
temporary modification of existing terrestrial sites for haul routes 
and staging areas.
    3. Scoping Process.
    a. A public scoping meeting will be held to present an overview of 
the Folsom Dam Modification Project, Approach Channel and the EIS/EIR 
process, and to afford all interested parties with an opportunity to 
provide comments regarding the scope of analysis and potential 
alternatives. The public scoping meeting will be held in at the Folsom 
Community Center at 52 Natoma Street in Folsom, CA on October 20, 2011. 
Presentation will begin at 6 p.m.
    b. Potentially significant issues to be analyzed in depth in the 
EIS/EIR include project specific and cumulative

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effects on air quality, water quality, recreation, fisheries, and 
transportation.
    c. USACE is consulting with the State Historic Preservation Officer 
to comply with the National Historic Preservation Act, and with the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service to 
comply with the Endangered Species Act. USACE is also coordinating with 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to comply with the Fish and Wildlife 
Coordination Act.
    d. A 45-day public review period will be provided for all 
interested parties, individuals, and agencies to review and comment on 
the draft EIS/EIR. All interested parties are encouraged to respond to 
this notice and provide a current address if they wish to be notified 
of the draft EIS/EIR circulation.
    4. Availability. The draft EIS/EIR is currently scheduled to be 
available for public review and comment in Spring 2012.

    Dated: April 25, 2011.
William J. Leady,
Colonel, U.S. Army, District Commander.
[FR Doc. 2011-22383 Filed 8-31-11; 8:45 am]
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