Revised Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Bogue Banks Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Feasibility Study, in Carteret County, NC, 17036-17037 [2012-7039]

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AGENCY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Wilmington District (Corps) intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to evaluate the impacts of the proposed alternatives to reduce coastal storm damages from beach erosion on Bogue Banks North Carolina. The Bogue Banks study area is located on the coast of North Carolina, about 80 miles north of Wilmington, North Carolina. This area SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 57 / Friday, March 23, 2012 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES is at risk from hurricanes and winter storms, which regularly erode the shoreline, causing damage to structures and environmental resources. The proposed Bogue Banks Coastal Storm Damage Reduction (CSDR) Feasibility Study will evaluate several alternatives. These alternatives may include restoration of berms and dunes, with stabilizing vegetation on dunes, removal and/or relocation of structures, and the no-action alternative. The potential project area may be up to 24 miles in length, from Beaufort to Bogue Inlets. The potential benefits from the proposed project include storm damage reduction to structures and their related infrastructure (i.e., roads, utility lines, etc.), improved aesthetic and recreation opportunities, and improved habitat conditions for endangered species. The DEIS is being prepared in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and will address the relationship of the proposed action to other applicable Federal and State Laws and Executive Orders. DATES: The earliest the DEIS will be available for public review would be October 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action and DEIS can be answered by Mr. Eric Gasch, Environmental Resources Section; U.S. Army Engineer District, Wilmington; 69 Darlington Avenue, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403; telephone: (910) 251–4553; email: eric.k.gasch@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Previous Notice of Intent (NOI) publication. This notice is a revision of a previously published notice in the Federal Register on February 8, 2002, (67 FR 6015) to prepare a DEIS and is prepared in response to the significant amount of time which has passed since that NOI. 2. Authority. Studies are being conducted pursuant to a congressional resolution concerning Bogue Banks. Primary study emphasis is directed toward CSDR measures for the beaches of Bogue Banks. The authorizing resolution states: Resolution Adopted July 23, 1998 by the United States House of Representatives: Resolved by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the United States House of Representatives, that the Secretary of the Army is requested to review the report of the Chief of Engineers dated November 27, 1984, on Bogue Banks and Bogue Inlet, North Carolina, and other pertinent reports, to determine whether any modifications of the recommendations contained therein are advisable at the present time in the interest of shore VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Mar 22, 2012 Jkt 226001 protection and related purposes for Bogue Banks, North Carolina. 3. Significant Issues. Significant environmental resources to be addressed in the DEIS include, but are not limited to: (1) Endangered and threatened species; (2) Marine and estuarine resources; (3) Upland beach and dune resources; (4) Fish and wildlife and their habitats; (5) Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) and Cape Fear Sandy Shoals; (6) Water and air quality; (7) Socioeconomic resources; (8) Cultural resources; and (9) Hazardous Toxic Radioactive Waste. 4. Scoping. All private parties and Federal, State, and local agencies having an interest in the study are hereby notified of the study and are invited to comment at this time. A scoping letter requesting input to the study was sent to all known interested parties on December 29, 1999. Considering the duration of time that had past since the initial scoping effort, a second scoping letter will be prepared. Based on project comments received to date, a scoping meeting will not be needed. However, if significant comments are received in response to this updated NOI and Scoping letter, a scoping meeting will be scheduled. All comments received as a result of this NOI and the scoping letter will be considered in the preparation of the DEIS. 5. Alternatives. The alternatives for this project will include the no action, and others currently being evaluated. 6. Cooperating Agencies. The Corps is the lead agency for this project. Cooperating agency status has been initiated with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management since the offshore limits of the proposed borrow area extend into the Outer Continental Shelf. Steven A. Baker, Colonel, U.S. Army District Commander. [FR Doc. 2012–7039 Filed 3–22–12; 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 Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA)— Louisiana, Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management Study Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17037 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA)—Louisiana, Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management restoration study. This study will identify and evaluate a combination of large-scale management and restoration features to address the long-term sustainability of the lower Mississippi River Deltaic Plain. Hydrodynamic models and other forecast methods will be used to determine existing water and sediment resources in the Mississippi River available to restore and sustain delta growth in the Mississippi River Delta and assess benefits and impacts of large-scale strategies that balance the interests of ecosystem restoration, flood risk reduction, and navigation. This EIS will be tiered off of the November 2004, programmatic EIS for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA), Louisiana, Ecosystem Restoration Study (LCA Study). The record of decision for the programmatic EIS was signed on November 18, 2005. This notice announces the USACE’s intent to host six (6) public scoping meetings. DATES: Comments on the scope of the EIS will be accepted until close of business on May 4, 2012. Please refer to the ‘‘Scoping’’ section below for instructions on how to submit public comments, the dates of the upcoming public scoping meetings and other meeting information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions concerning the draft EIS and scoping comments should be addressed to Dr. William P. Klein, Jr., CEMVN– PDN–CEP, P.O. Box 60267, New Orleans, LA 70160–0267; telephone: (504) 862–2540; fax: (504) 862–1583; or by email: william.p.klein.jr@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Authority. The Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management Study, identified as a large-scale, longterm restoration feature recommended for study in the 2004 LCA Study, is authorized to be studied under Section 7003 of the Water Resource Development Act (WRDA) 2007 (Pub. L. 110–114), as well as resolutions of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate Committees on Public Works, dated April 19, 1967 and October 19, 1967, respectively. 2. Proposed Action. The Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management Study is the first largescale, long-term restoration assessment investigated under the LCA Program. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Revised Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Bogue Banks Coastal Storm Damage Reduction 
Feasibility Study, in Carteret County, NC

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

ACTION: Notice of Intent.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Wilmington District 
(Corps) intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement 
(DEIS) to evaluate the impacts of the proposed alternatives to reduce 
coastal storm damages from beach erosion on Bogue Banks North Carolina. 
The Bogue Banks study area is located on the coast of North Carolina, 
about 80 miles north of Wilmington, North Carolina. This area

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is at risk from hurricanes and winter storms, which regularly erode the 
shoreline, causing damage to structures and environmental resources. 
The proposed Bogue Banks Coastal Storm Damage Reduction (CSDR) 
Feasibility Study will evaluate several alternatives. These 
alternatives may include restoration of berms and dunes, with 
stabilizing vegetation on dunes, removal and/or relocation of 
structures, and the no-action alternative. The potential project area 
may be up to 24 miles in length, from Beaufort to Bogue Inlets. The 
potential benefits from the proposed project include storm damage 
reduction to structures and their related infrastructure (i.e., roads, 
utility lines, etc.), improved aesthetic and recreation opportunities, 
and improved habitat conditions for endangered species.
    The DEIS is being prepared in accordance with the requirements of 
the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and 
will address the relationship of the proposed action to other 
applicable Federal and State Laws and Executive Orders.

DATES: The earliest the DEIS will be available for public review would 
be October 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action 
and DEIS can be answered by Mr. Eric Gasch, Environmental Resources 
Section; U.S. Army Engineer District, Wilmington; 69 Darlington Avenue, 
Wilmington, North Carolina 28403; telephone: (910) 251-4553; email: 
eric.k.gasch@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    1. Previous Notice of Intent (NOI) publication. This notice is a 
revision of a previously published notice in the Federal Register on 
February 8, 2002, (67 FR 6015) to prepare a DEIS and is prepared in 
response to the significant amount of time which has passed since that 
NOI.
    2. Authority. Studies are being conducted pursuant to a 
congressional resolution concerning Bogue Banks. Primary study emphasis 
is directed toward CSDR measures for the beaches of Bogue Banks. The 
authorizing resolution states:

    Resolution Adopted July 23, 1998 by the United States House of 
Representatives:
    Resolved by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 
of the United States House of Representatives, that the Secretary of 
the Army is requested to review the report of the Chief of Engineers 
dated November 27, 1984, on Bogue Banks and Bogue Inlet, North 
Carolina, and other pertinent reports, to determine whether any 
modifications of the recommendations contained therein are advisable 
at the present time in the interest of shore protection and related 
purposes for Bogue Banks, North Carolina.

    3. Significant Issues. Significant environmental resources to be 
addressed in the DEIS include, but are not limited to: (1) Endangered 
and threatened species; (2) Marine and estuarine resources; (3) Upland 
beach and dune resources; (4) Fish and wildlife and their habitats; (5) 
Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) and Cape Fear Sandy Shoals; (6) Water and 
air quality; (7) Socioeconomic resources; (8) Cultural resources; and 
(9) Hazardous Toxic Radioactive Waste.
    4. Scoping. All private parties and Federal, State, and local 
agencies having an interest in the study are hereby notified of the 
study and are invited to comment at this time. A scoping letter 
requesting input to the study was sent to all known interested parties 
on December 29, 1999. Considering the duration of time that had past 
since the initial scoping effort, a second scoping letter will be 
prepared.
    Based on project comments received to date, a scoping meeting will 
not be needed. However, if significant comments are received in 
response to this updated NOI and Scoping letter, a scoping meeting will 
be scheduled. All comments received as a result of this NOI and the 
scoping letter will be considered in the preparation of the DEIS.
    5. Alternatives. The alternatives for this project will include the 
no action, and others currently being evaluated.
    6. Cooperating Agencies. The Corps is the lead agency for this 
project. Cooperating agency status has been initiated with the Bureau 
of Ocean Energy Management since the offshore limits of the proposed 
borrow area extend into the Outer Continental Shelf.

Steven A. Baker,
Colonel, U.S. Army District Commander.
[FR Doc. 2012-7039 Filed 3-22-12; 8:45 am]
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