Notice of Availability of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Replacement of NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, CA, 57957 [2011-23987]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 181 / Monday, September 19, 2011 / Notices Phone: 415–705–1765; Fax: 415–705– 2299. E-mail: Michael.lally@trade.gov. Elnora Moye, Commercial Service Trade Mission Program, U.S. Department of Commerce [FR Doc. 2011–23893 Filed 9–16–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: RIN 0648–XL85 Notice of Availability of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Replacement of NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, CA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS); Request for comments. AGENCY: NOAA announces the public release of the Draft SEIS in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations, and NOAA Administrative Order 216–6 Environmental Review Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act. Since completion of the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) in April of 2009, substantial changes to the proposed action are being considered by NOAA within portions of the project area containing the 2.5-acre property currently occupied by Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) and managed by NOAA under long-term lease from the University of California Office of the President (UCOP). These newly proposed actions were not previously analyzed in the Final EIS/ EIR and involve additional demolition activities, substantial excavation and grading, installation of a geohazard soil stabilization system, structural upgrade to remaining structures, and other site alterations. These proposed actions were deemed necessary by NOAA based on additional geotechnical information and design recommendations received since approval of the Final EIS/EIR. The SEIS evaluates each environmental topic addressed in the Final EIS/EIR, and focuses on the newly proposed action and its potential effects to the human environment. The No-Action Alternative was analyzed and assumes mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:46 Sep 16, 2011 Jkt 223001 the newly proposed actions would not be implemented. DATES: Written comments and input will be accepted on or before October 31, 2011. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to Robb Gries, Project Engineer, NOAA, Project Planning & Management—Western Region, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., BIN C15700, Seattle, WA 98115; e-mail robb.gries@noaa.gov. Contact Mr. Robb Gries, NOAA Project Engineer, at the address provided above. A copy of the Draft SEIS can be viewed or downloaded at http:// www.seco.noaa.gov/HTML_Blue/ OCAO_NEPA.html. The proposed action evaluated in the April 2009 Final EIS/EIR consisted of the demolition of Buildings B and C and the construction of a new SWFSC building on a property across La Jolla Shores Drive from the existing NOAA facilities. Currently, construction of the SWFSC building at the preferred site is underway. Demolition of Buildings B and C at the existing NOAA property would not occur until construction of the new SWFSC building has been completed. A Notice of Intent to prepare SEIS was published in the Federal Register on June 30, 2011. Consistent with 40 CFR 1502.9(c)(1)(i), this SEIS focuses on the environmental effects of the proposed changes and feasible alternatives including the no-action alternative, and analyzes the potential effects to affected resources such as: geological conditions, hydraulic processes, construction noise, traffic/pedestrian circulation, air emissions, and protected wildlife. Separately, the University of California—San Diego (UCSD) and UCOP intend to determine what additional CEQA documentation is necessary, such as an Addendum to the Final EIS/EIR, based on the findings of the SEIS and other factors. NOAA has submitted the Draft SEIS to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for review and comment, in conformance with NEPA implementing regulations. Copies of this document have been made available to persons who participated in the Final EIS/EIR scoping process, to other individuals expressing interest, and to local libraries in order to be accessible to the general public. NOAA is accepting comments on the Draft SEIS during a 45-day official comment period beginning September 19, 2011, and ending on October 31, 2011. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57957 Dated: August 26, 2011. William F. Broglie, Chief Administrative Officer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–23987 Filed 9–16–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–BB44 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Amendment 11 to the Fishery Management Plan for Spiny Lobster Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS); Request for Comments National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI). AGENCY: NMFS, Southeast Region, in collaboration with the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils (Councils) intends to prepare a SEIS to describe and analyze a range of alternatives for management actions to be included in Amendment 11 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Spiny Lobster Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic (FMP). These actions will consider closed areas for lobster fishing to protect Acropora corals and lobster trap line-marking requirements. The purpose of this NOI is to solicit public comments on the scope of issues to be addressed in the SEIS. DATES: Written comments on the scope of issues to be addressed in the SEIS must be received by NMFS by October 19, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by NOAA–NMFS–2011–0223, by any of the following methods: • Electronic submissions: Submit electronic comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Susan Gerhart, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Instructions: All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted to http:// www.regulations.gov without change. All Personal Identifying Information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XL85


Notice of Availability of a Draft Supplemental Environmental 
Impact Statement for Replacement of NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science 
Center in La Jolla, CA

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental 
Impact Statement (SEIS); Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: NOAA announces the public release of the Draft SEIS in 
accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the 
Council on Environmental Quality Regulations, and NOAA Administrative 
Order 216-6 Environmental Review Procedures for Implementing the 
National Environmental Policy Act. Since completion of the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) in 
April of 2009, substantial changes to the proposed action are being 
considered by NOAA within portions of the project area containing the 
2.5-acre property currently occupied by Southwest Fisheries Science 
Center (SWFSC) and managed by NOAA under long-term lease from the 
University of California Office of the President (UCOP). These newly 
proposed actions were not previously analyzed in the Final EIS/EIR and 
involve additional demolition activities, substantial excavation and 
grading, installation of a geohazard soil stabilization system, 
structural upgrade to remaining structures, and other site alterations. 
These proposed actions were deemed necessary by NOAA based on 
additional geotechnical information and design recommendations received 
since approval of the Final EIS/EIR. The SEIS evaluates each 
environmental topic addressed in the Final EIS/EIR, and focuses on the 
newly proposed action and its potential effects to the human 
environment. The No-Action Alternative was analyzed and assumes the 
newly proposed actions would not be implemented.

DATES: Written comments and input will be accepted on or before October 
31, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to Robb Gries, Project 
Engineer, NOAA, Project Planning & Management--Western Region, 7600 
Sand Point Way NE., BIN C15700, Seattle, WA 98115; e-mail 
robb.gries@noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Mr. Robb Gries, NOAA Project 
Engineer, at the address provided above. A copy of the Draft SEIS can 
be viewed or downloaded at http://www.seco.noaa.gov/HTML_Blue/OCAO_NEPA.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed action evaluated in the April 
2009 Final EIS/EIR consisted of the demolition of Buildings B and C and 
the construction of a new SWFSC building on a property across La Jolla 
Shores Drive from the existing NOAA facilities. Currently, construction 
of the SWFSC building at the preferred site is underway. Demolition of 
Buildings B and C at the existing NOAA property would not occur until 
construction of the new SWFSC building has been completed.
    A Notice of Intent to prepare SEIS was published in the Federal 
Register on June 30, 2011. Consistent with 40 CFR 1502.9(c)(1)(i), this 
SEIS focuses on the environmental effects of the proposed changes and 
feasible alternatives including the no-action alternative, and analyzes 
the potential effects to affected resources such as: geological 
conditions, hydraulic processes, construction noise, traffic/pedestrian 
circulation, air emissions, and protected wildlife. Separately, the 
University of California--San Diego (UCSD) and UCOP intend to determine 
what additional CEQA documentation is necessary, such as an Addendum to 
the Final EIS/EIR, based on the findings of the SEIS and other factors.
    NOAA has submitted the Draft SEIS to the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency for review and comment, in conformance with NEPA 
implementing regulations. Copies of this document have been made 
available to persons who participated in the Final EIS/EIR scoping 
process, to other individuals expressing interest, and to local 
libraries in order to be accessible to the general public. NOAA is 
accepting comments on the Draft SEIS during a 45-day official comment 
period beginning September 19, 2011, and ending on October 31, 2011.

    Dated: August 26, 2011.
William F. Broglie,
Chief Administrative Officer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-23987 Filed 9-16-11; 8:45 am]
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