Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability, 62405-62406 [2011-26049]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 195 / Friday, October 7, 2011 / Notices Description Quantity jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 24-in. STD Raised Face Weld Neck Flange ................. 24-in. STD Flat Face Weld Neck Flange ...................... Based on additional research conducted by EPA Region 6 there do not appear to be any American-made carbon steel pipe fittings and appurtenances that would meet the City’s technical specifications. EPA’s national contractor prepared a technical assessment report based on the waiver request submittal, which confirmed the waiver applicant’s claim that there are no American-made carbon steel pipe fittings and appurtenances available for use in the proposed waste water treatment system. EPA has also evaluated the City’s request to determine if its submission is considered late or if it could be considered timely, as per the OMB regulation at 2 CFR 176.120. EPA will generally regard waiver requests with respect to components that were specified in the bid solicitation or in a general/primary construction contract as ‘‘late’’ if submitted after the contract date. However, EPA could also determine that a request be evaluated as timely, though made after the date that the contract was signed, if the need for a waiver was not reasonably foreseeable. If the need for a waiver is reasonably foreseeable, then EPA could still apply discretion in these late cases as per the OMB Guidance, which says ‘‘the award official may deny the request.’’ For those waiver requests that do not have a reasonably unforeseeable basis for lateness, but for which the waiver basis is valid and there is no apparent gain by the ARRA recipient or loss on behalf of the government, then EPA will still consider granting a waiver. In this case, the waiver request was submitted after the contract date because the City initiated an evaluation of substantial transformation for the pipe fittings and appurtenances; however, after having a thorough discussion at the Regional level, the City has made a decision that the issuance of the project specific waiver for the carbon steel pipe fittings and appurtenances is the best way to ensure that the City is in compliance with the Buy American provisions of ARRA. There is no indication that the City failed to request a waiver in order to avoid the requirements of the ARRA, particularly since there are no domestically manufactured products available that meet the project specifications. EPA will consider the City’s waiver request, a foreseeable late request, as though it had been timely VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:33 Oct 06, 2011 Jkt 226001 3 1 Material Code standard Carbon Steel ..................... Carbon Steel ..................... 150# ANSI A105 ............... 150# ANSI A105 ............... made since there is no gain by the City and no loss by the government due to the late request. The April 28, 2009, EPA HQ Memorandum, Implementation of Buy American provisions of Public Law 111–5, the ‘‘American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,’’defines reasonably available quantity as ‘‘the quantity of iron, steel, or relevant manufactured good is available or will be available at the time needed and place needed, and in the proper form or specification as specified in the project plans and design.’’ The City has incorporated specific technical design requirements for installation of carbon steel pipe fittings and appurtenances at its wastewater treatment plant. The purpose of the ARRA is to stimulate economic recovery in part by funding current infrastructure construction, not to delay projects that are ‘‘shovel ready’’ by requiring utilities, such as the City, to revise their standards and specifications, institute a new bidding process, and potentially choose a more costly, less efficient project. The imposition of ARRA Buy American requirements on such projects otherwise eligible for State Revolving Fund assistance would result in unreasonable delay and thus displace the ‘‘shovel ready’’ status for this project. To further delay construction is in direct conflict with a fundamental economic purpose of the ARRA, which is to create or retain jobs. The Region 6 Water Quality Protection Division has reviewed this waiver request, and has determined that the supporting documentation provided by the City is sufficient to meet the criteria listed under ARRA, Section 1605(b), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 2 CFR 176.60—176.170, and in the April 28, 2009, memorandum, ‘‘Implementation of Buy American provisions of Public Law 111–5, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The basis for this project waiver is the authorization provided in ARRA, Section 1605(b) (2). Due to the lack of production of this product in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality in order to meet the City’s technical specifications, a waiver from the Buy American requirement is justified. EPA headquarters’ March 31, 2009 Delegation of Authority Memorandum PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62405 Connection type Not applicable. Not applicable. provided Regional Administrators with the authority to issue exceptions to Section 1605 of ARRA within the geographic boundaries of their respective regions and with respect to requests by individual grant recipients. Having established both a proper basis to specify the particular goods required for this project, and that these manufactured goods are not available from a producer in the United States, the City is hereby granted a waiver from the Buy American requirements of ARRA, Section 1605(a) of Public Law 111–5 for the purchase of the selected carbon steel pipe fittings and appurtenances, using ARRA funds, as specified in the City’s request. This supplementary information constitutes the detailed written justification required by ARRA, Section 1605(c), for waivers ‘‘based on a finding under subsection (b).’’ Authority: Pub. L. 111–5, section 1605. Dated: September 26, 2011. Al Armendariz, Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability

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

Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements
Filed 09/26/2011 Through 09/30/2011
Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9.

Notice

    Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act requires that EPA make public 
its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies. EPA's comment 
letters on EIS are available at: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/eisdata.html.

EIS No. 20110332, Draft Supplement, USFS, MT, Montanore Project, 
Additional Information on Alternatives, Proposes to Construct a

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Copper and Silver Underground Mine and Associated Facilities, Including 
a New Transmission Line, Plan-of-Operation Permit, Kootenai National 
Forest, Sanders County, MT, Comment Period Ends: 11/21/2011, Contact: 
Lynn Hagarty 406-283-7642.
EIS No. 20110333, Final EIS, GSA, 00, International Falls Land Port of 
Entry Improvements Study, Proposes To Replace the Existing Land Port of 
Entry, Minnesota along the U.S. and Canada Border, Review Period Ends: 
11/07/2011, Contact: Donald R. Melcher 312-353-1237.
EIS No. 20110334, Draft EIS, NPS, 00, Blue Ridge Parkway General 
Management Plan, Implementation, Virginia and North Carolina, Comment 
Period Ends: 12/06/2011, Contact: Chris Church 303-969-2276.
EIS No. 20110335, Final EIS, USACE, 00, Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan 
Area Flood Risk Management, To Document the Analysis of Alternatives 
Developed To Reduce Flood Risk, Red River of the North Basin, ND and 
MN, Review Period Ends: 11/07/2011, Contact: Aaron Snyder 651-290-5489.
EIS No. 20110336, Draft Supplement, USFS, 00, Rogue River-Siskiyou 
National Forest, Motorized Vehicle Use, Supplement the Existing 2009 
FEIS To Add Complete Information and Analysis, Implementation, Douglas, 
Klamath, Jackson, Curry, Coos and Josephine Counties, OR and Del Norte 
and Siskiyou Counties, CA, Comment Period Ends: 11/21/2011, Contact: 
David Krantz 541-618-2200.
EIS No. 20110337, Final EIS, BIA, CA, Manzanita Casino--Manzanita Band 
of Kumeyaay Indians Fee-To-Trust and Casino Facility/Hotel Project, 
Construction and Operation, City of Calexico, Imperial County, CA, 
Review Period Ends: 11/07/2011, Contact: John Rydzik 916-978-6051.
EIS No. 20110338, Final EIS, NPS, WV, New River Gorge National River 
Project, General Management Plan, Implementation, Fayette, Raleigh and 
Summers Counties, WV, Review Period Ends: 11/07/2011, Contact: Deborah 
Darden 304-465-6509.
EIS No. 20110339, Draft Supplement, USN, WA, Trident Support Facilities 
Explosives Handling Wharf (EHW-2), New Information, Construction and 
Operating, Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, Silverdale, WA, Comment Period 
Ends: 11/21/2011, Contact: Christine Stevenson 360-396-0080.
EIS No. 20110340, Draft EIS, BLM, CA, Walker Ridge Wind Energy 
Generation Facility, Construction, Operation and Decommissioning of a 
Wind Energy Generation Facility of up to 70 megawatts, Lake and Colusa 
Counties, CA, Comment Period Ends: 11/21/2011, Contact: Joseph Vieira 
719-852-6213.

Amended Notices

EIS No. 20110265, Draft EIS, ARS, ID, U.S. Sheep Experiment Station 
Grazing and Associated Activities Project 2010, To Develop Integrated 
Methods for Increasing Production Efficiency of Sheep, Dubois, ID, 
Comment Period Ends: 11/21/2011, Contact: Sue Wingate 603-569-3114.
EIS No. 20110323, Draft Supplement, USFS, MI, Huron-Manistee National 
Forests, Supplement the 2006 FEIS Analysis and To Correct the 
Deficiencies that the Meister Panel Identified, Land and Resource 
Management Plan, Implementation, Several Counties, MI, Comment Period 
Ends: 12/23/2011, Contact: Ken Arbogast 231-775-2421 Revision to FR 
Notice 09/23/2011: Correction to Comment Period from 12/21/2011 to 12/
23/2011.
EIS No. 20110327, Draft EIS, BR, 00, Klamath Facilities Removal 
Project, Advance Restoration of the Salmonid Fisheries Klamath Basin, 
Siskiyou County, CA and Klamath County, OR, Comment Period Ends: 11/29/
2011, Contact: Elizabeth Vasqueuz 916-978-5055 Revision to FR Notice 
09/30/2011: Correction to Comment Period from 11/21/2011 to 11/29/2011.
EIS No. 20110328, Draft EIS, NPS, CA, Drakes Bay Oyster Company (DBOC) 
Special Use Permit (SUP) for the Period of 10 Years for its Shellfish 
Operation, which Consists of Commercial Production, Harvesting, 
Processing, and Sale of Shellfish at Point Reyes National Seashore, CA, 
Comment Period Ends: 11/29/2011, Contact: Cicely Muldoon 415-464-5101 
Revision to FR Notice 9/30/2011: Correction to Comment Period from 11/
21/2011 to 11/29/2011.

    Dated: October 4, 2011.
Cliff Rader,
Acting Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal 
Activities.
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