Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the St. Lucie South Beach and Dune Restoration Project located in St. Lucie County, Florida, 13102-13103 [2012-5253]

Download as PDF 13102 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 43 / Monday, March 5, 2012 / Notices Estimated Reports Annually per Respondent or Recordkeeper: 20,000. Estimated Hours per Response: .01. Estimated Total Hours per Year: 66. Rule 190.03(a)(2) Estimated Respondents or Recordkeepers per Year: .33. Estimated Reports Annually per Respondent or Recordkeeper: 20,000. Estimated Hours per Response: .02. Estimated Total Hours per Year: 132. Rule 190.04(b) Estimated Respondents or Recordkeepers per Year: .33. Estimated Reports Annually per Respondent or Recordkeeper: 40,000. Estimated Hours per Response: .01. Estimated Total Hours per Year: 132. Rule 190.06(b) Estimated Respondents or Recordkeepers per Year: .33. Estimated Reports Annually per Respondent or Recordkeeper: 1. Estimated Hours per Response: 1. Estimated Total Hours per Year: .33. Rule 190.06(d) Estimated Respondents or Recordkeepers per Year: 125. Estimated Reports Annually per Respondent or Recordkeeper: 1000. 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Cooperating Agency: The Bureau of Ocean Energy, Management, Regulation AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:06 Mar 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 and Enforcement (BOEMRE) is a cooperating federal agency having jurisdiction by law because the proposed federal action includes potential future use of beach compatible sand originating from the outer continental shelf. ACTION: Notice of availability. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) has been completed and is available for review and comment. DATES: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we have filed the FEIS with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for publication of their notice of availability in the Federal Register. The EPA notice officially starts the 45-day review period for this document. It is the goal of the USACE to have this notice published on the same date as the EPA notice. However, if that does not occur, the date of the EPA notice will determine the closing date for comments on the FEIS. Comments on the FEIS must be submitted to the address below under FOR FURTHER CONTACT INFORMATION and must be received no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday, April 16, 2012. Scoping: A Scoping Meeting was held in Ft. Pierce, FL on May 19th, 2010 to gather information for the preparation of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). A Public notice was posted in a St. Lucie County newspaper, and mailed to current stakeholder lists with notification of the public meetings requesting input and comments on issues that should be addressed in the DEIS. DEIS and Public Comment. The Notice of Availability of the DEIS was published June 3 2011, with a comment period ending 5 p.m. July 18, 2011. A public comment meeting was held June 29, 2011 at the St. Lucie County government offices. After receiving public comments, the USACE reviewed all relevant comments and concerns. After the comment period, the DEIS was revised to be the FEIS in order to address the comments and concerns, or to include additional requested information. On January 5, 2012, the applicant revised its preferred alternative to an alternative with fewer adverse environmental effects on nearshore hardbottom. ADDRESSES: The FEIS is available online on the Jacksonville District Web site at: http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/ Divisions/Regulatory/interest.htm. Printed copies of the FEIS are also SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 available for public review at the following locations: 1. St. Lucie County Administration Building, 2300 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce, FL 34982. 2. St. Lucie County Ft. Pierce Branch Library 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce, 34950. 3. St. Lucie County Lakewood Park Branch Library 7605 Santa Barbara Drive, Fort Pierce, 34951. 4. St. Lucie West Library J Building, 500 NW. California Blvd., Port St. Lucie, 34986, 5. USACE Palm Beach Gardens Regulatory Office, 4400 PGA Boulevard, Suite 500 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Leah Oberlin, Chief, Palm Beach Gardens Section, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, 4400 PGA Boulevard, Suite 500, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, Telephone: 561– 472–3517, Fax: 561–626–6971. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The project is being reviewed under Department of the Army permit application number SAJ–2009– 03448(IP–GGL). The primary Federal involvement associated with the Proposed Action is the dredging and discharge of fill within navigable waters of the United States pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344) and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 403). Proposed Action: The project is located on South Hutchinson Island in St. Lucie County and is approximately 3.4 miles in length. The project coincides approximately with Florida Department of Environmental Protection Shoreline Monuments R–98 to R– 115+1,000 ft, the St. Lucie/Martin County line. The northern limit of the project is approximately 16,000 feet south of the Hutchinson Island Nuclear Plant. The project was proposed by the St. Lucie County Erosion District (applicant) to stabilize the beach and dune to protect essential upland infrastructure, upland property, expand turtle nesting habitat, and increase recreational opportunities. The applicant’s preference is to utilize a hopper dredge to obtain 485,900 cubic yards of beach compatible sand from a borrow area approximately 3.0 miles offshore of St. Lucie County. The hopper dredge would deliver the sand by hydraulic pumping onto the project beach. The applicant has stated the project was anticipated to adversely affect approximately 1.57 acre of nearshore hard bottom habitat. The impacts include: 0.55 acres of near-shore hard bottom habitat through direct burial, E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 43 / Monday, March 5, 2012 / Notices 0.02 acres of impacts associated with temporary pipeline placement, and 1.0 acre of temporary construction-related turbidity impacts. The proposal is for new major construction seeking federal authorization, and the USACE is required to prepare an EIS when significant environmental effects on the human environment are anticipated for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FEIS states the purpose and need for the Proposed Action and the identified reasonable alternatives that may achieve the project purpose. The alternatives include the no-action alternative, and six other alternatives including the applicant’s Proposed Action. Each of the alternatives identified in the FEIS include varying degrees of hardbottom impacts associated with beach and/or dune fill with and without stabilizing structures (T-head groins). The EIS process also provides opportunity for stakeholder involvement in order for the USACE to render an informed final decision on the applicant’s proposal. The USACE’s decision will be to authorize, modify, or deny the applicant’s Proposed Action. Donald W. Kinard, Chief, Regulatory Division, Jacksonville District. [FR Doc. 2012–5253 Filed 3–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education (ED). Notice of proposed information collection requests. AGENCY: ACTION: The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13). DATES: An emergency review has been requested in accordance with the Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507 (j)), since public harm is reasonably likely to result if normal clearance procedures are followed. Approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been requested by March 9, 2012. A regular clearance process is also beginning. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 4, 2012. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:06 Mar 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Room 10222, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, be faxed to (202) 395–5806 or emailed to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov with a cc: to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management, publishes this notice containing proposed information collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the information collection. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g., new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. ED invites public comment. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on respondents, including through the use of information technology. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13103 Dated: February 29, 2012. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. Federal Student Aid Type of Review: New. Title: Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) Waiver. OMB #: Pending. Abstract: The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 requires that Federal Family Education Loan program Lenders be given the option to have their special allowance payments calculated using the 1-month London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR). Lenders electing to have loans calculated using LIBOR will be required to sign a waiver. This waiver has to be signed no later than April 1, 2012. Additional Information: The Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Federal Student Aid requests Emergency Clearance for the information collection entitled ‘‘Federal Family Education Loan Program London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) Waiver’’ because a normal clearance is likely to cause a statutory deadline to be missed. On December 23, 2011, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Pub. L. 112–74), which directs that FFEL lenders be given the option of having their special allowance payments calculated using the onemonth LIBOR for the calendar quarter beginning April 1, 2012 and each subsequent quarter. Public Law 112–74 further directs that each lender electing the change must submit a waiver attesting to that choice no later than April 1, 2012. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 75. Burden Hours: 3,000. Copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 04806. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202–4537. Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202–401–0920. 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[FR Doc No: 2012-5253]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the 
St. Lucie South Beach and Dune Restoration Project located in St. Lucie 
County, Florida

AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.
    Cooperating Agency: The Bureau of Ocean Energy, Management, 
Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) is a cooperating federal agency 
having jurisdiction by law because the proposed federal action includes 
potential future use of beach compatible sand originating from the 
outer continental shelf.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is issuing this 
notice to advise the public that a Final Environmental Impact Statement 
(FEIS) has been completed and is available for review and comment.

DATES: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 
we have filed the FEIS with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) for publication of their notice of availability in the Federal 
Register. The EPA notice officially starts the 45-day review period for 
this document. It is the goal of the USACE to have this notice 
published on the same date as the EPA notice. However, if that does not 
occur, the date of the EPA notice will determine the closing date for 
comments on the FEIS. Comments on the FEIS must be submitted to the 
address below under FOR FURTHER CONTACT INFORMATION and must be 
received no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday, April 16, 
2012.
    Scoping: A Scoping Meeting was held in Ft. Pierce, FL on May 19th, 
2010 to gather information for the preparation of the Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). A Public notice was posted in a 
St. Lucie County newspaper, and mailed to current stakeholder lists 
with notification of the public meetings requesting input and comments 
on issues that should be addressed in the DEIS.
    DEIS and Public Comment. The Notice of Availability of the DEIS was 
published June 3 2011, with a comment period ending 5 p.m. July 18, 
2011. A public comment meeting was held June 29, 2011 at the St. Lucie 
County government offices. After receiving public comments, the USACE 
reviewed all relevant comments and concerns. After the comment period, 
the DEIS was revised to be the FEIS in order to address the comments 
and concerns, or to include additional requested information. On 
January 5, 2012, the applicant revised its preferred alternative to an 
alternative with fewer adverse environmental effects on nearshore 
hardbottom.

ADDRESSES: The FEIS is available online on the Jacksonville District 
Web site at: http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Divisions/Regulatory/interest.htm. Printed copies of the FEIS are also available for public 
review at the following locations:
    1. St. Lucie County Administration Building, 2300 Virginia Ave., 
Fort Pierce, FL 34982.
    2. St. Lucie County Ft. Pierce Branch Library 101 Melody Lane, Fort 
Pierce, 34950.
    3. St. Lucie County Lakewood Park Branch Library 7605 Santa Barbara 
Drive, Fort Pierce, 34951.
    4. St. Lucie West Library J Building, 500 NW. California Blvd., 
Port St. Lucie, 34986,
    5. USACE Palm Beach Gardens Regulatory Office, 4400 PGA Boulevard, 
Suite 500 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Leah Oberlin, Chief, Palm Beach 
Gardens Section, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, 
4400 PGA Boulevard, Suite 500, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, Telephone: 
561-472-3517, Fax: 561-626-6971.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The project is being reviewed under 
Department of the Army permit application number SAJ-2009-03448(IP-
GGL). The primary Federal involvement associated with the Proposed 
Action is the dredging and discharge of fill within navigable waters of 
the United States pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 
U.S.C. 1344) and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 
U.S.C. 403).
    Proposed Action: The project is located on South Hutchinson Island 
in St. Lucie County and is approximately 3.4 miles in length. The 
project coincides approximately with Florida Department of 
Environmental Protection Shoreline Monuments R-98 to R-115+1,000 ft, 
the St. Lucie/Martin County line. The northern limit of the project is 
approximately 16,000 feet south of the Hutchinson Island Nuclear Plant. 
The project was proposed by the St. Lucie County Erosion District 
(applicant) to stabilize the beach and dune to protect essential upland 
infrastructure, upland property, expand turtle nesting habitat, and 
increase recreational opportunities. The applicant's preference is to 
utilize a hopper dredge to obtain 485,900 cubic yards of beach 
compatible sand from a borrow area approximately 3.0 miles offshore of 
St. Lucie County. The hopper dredge would deliver the sand by hydraulic 
pumping onto the project beach. The applicant has stated the project 
was anticipated to adversely affect approximately 1.57 acre of near-
shore hard bottom habitat. The impacts include: 0.55 acres of near-
shore hard bottom habitat through direct burial,

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0.02 acres of impacts associated with temporary pipeline placement, and 
1.0 acre of temporary construction-related turbidity impacts. The 
proposal is for new major construction seeking federal authorization, 
and the USACE is required to prepare an EIS when significant 
environmental effects on the human environment are anticipated for 
compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FEIS 
states the purpose and need for the Proposed Action and the identified 
reasonable alternatives that may achieve the project purpose. The 
alternatives include the no-action alternative, and six other 
alternatives including the applicant's Proposed Action. Each of the 
alternatives identified in the FEIS include varying degrees of 
hardbottom impacts associated with beach and/or dune fill with and 
without stabilizing structures (T-head groins). The EIS process also 
provides opportunity for stakeholder involvement in order for the USACE 
to render an informed final decision on the applicant's proposal. The 
USACE's decision will be to authorize, modify, or deny the applicant's 
Proposed Action.

Donald W. Kinard,
Chief, Regulatory Division, Jacksonville District.
[FR Doc. 2012-5253 Filed 3-2-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3720-58-P