Notice of Availability of the Injury Assessment Plan for the Upper Columbia River Site, Washington, 46770 [2012-19112]

Download as PDF 46770 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 151 / Monday, August 6, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Notice of Availability of the Injury Assessment Plan for the Upper Columbia River Site, Washington Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation, on behalf of the Department of the Interior, as a natural resource trustee, announces the release of the Injury Assessment Plan for the Upper Columbia River Site. The Injury Assessment Plan describes the activities that constitute the natural resource trustees’ (Department of the Interior, State of Washington, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, and the Spokane Tribe of Indians) currently proposed approach to conducting the assessment of natural resources exposed to hazardous substances, including heavy metals, dioxins, and polychlorinated biphenyls. DATES: Submit written comments on the Injury Assessment Plan on or before September 20, 2012. ADDRESSES: Send written comments or requests for copies of the Injury Assessment Plan to Deidre Emerson, Upper Columbia River/Lake Roosevelt, c/o Bureau of Land Management, 1103 N. Fancher Road, Spokane Valley, WA 99212; via email to demerson@blm.gov; or via the Web: https://parkplanning.nps. gov/documentsOpenForReview.cfm? parkID=318&projectID=42954. You may download the Injury Assessment Plan at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/documents List.cfm?projectID=42954. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for locations where copies of the Injury Assessment Plan are available for public review. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deidre Emerson at 509–536–1222. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Upper Columbia River Site has been determined to have been contaminated with hazardous substances, including heavy metals, dioxins, and polychlorinated biphenyls along a stretch of the Columbia River from the Canadian/United States border downstream to Grand Coulee Dam in Washington State. The Injury Assessment Plan (Plan) is being released in accordance with the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Regulations found at Title 43 of the Code of Federal Regulations part 11. The Plan is the second step in the damage assessment, the goal of which is mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:11 Aug 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 to restore natural resources injured by the release of hazardous substances. The first step, a pre-assessment screen of various sources of contamination, was completed in 2009. The Plan has been developed within the authority provided by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, 42 U.S.C. Copies of the Plan are available for public review at the following locations: • Bureau of Land Management, 1103 N. Fancher Road, Spokane Valley, WA 99212 • National Park Service, Kettle Falls Visitor Center, 425 West 3rd St., Kettle Falls, WA 99141 • National Park Service, 1008 Crest Drive, Coulee Dam, WA 99116 • Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Office of Environmental Trust, Building #2, 12 Belvedere Street, Nespelem, WA 99138 • Spokane Tribal Department of Natural Resources Office, 6290–D FordWellpinit Road, Wellpinit, WA 99040 • Washington Department of Ecology, 4601 North Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205 Public Disclosure Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: July 30, 2012. Lorri J. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Notice of Availability of the Injury Assessment Plan for the 
Upper Columbia River Site, Washington

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation, on behalf of the Department of the 
Interior, as a natural resource trustee, announces the release of the 
Injury Assessment Plan for the Upper Columbia River Site. The Injury 
Assessment Plan describes the activities that constitute the natural 
resource trustees' (Department of the Interior, State of Washington, 
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, and the Spokane Tribe 
of Indians) currently proposed approach to conducting the assessment of 
natural resources exposed to hazardous substances, including heavy 
metals, dioxins, and polychlorinated biphenyls.

DATES: Submit written comments on the Injury Assessment Plan on or 
before September 20, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments or requests for copies of the Injury 
Assessment Plan to Deidre Emerson, Upper Columbia River/Lake Roosevelt, 
c/o Bureau of Land Management, 1103 N. Fancher Road, Spokane Valley, WA 
99212; via email to demerson@blm.gov; or via the Web: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/documentsOpenForReview.cfm?parkID=318&projectID=42954. You may download 
the Injury Assessment Plan at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/documentsList.cfm?projectID=42954. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section for locations where copies of the Injury Assessment Plan are 
available for public review.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deidre Emerson at 509-536-1222.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Upper Columbia River Site has been 
determined to have been contaminated with hazardous substances, 
including heavy metals, dioxins, and polychlorinated biphenyls along a 
stretch of the Columbia River from the Canadian/United States border 
downstream to Grand Coulee Dam in Washington State.
    The Injury Assessment Plan (Plan) is being released in accordance 
with the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Regulations found at Title 
43 of the Code of Federal Regulations part 11. The Plan is the second 
step in the damage assessment, the goal of which is to restore natural 
resources injured by the release of hazardous substances. The first 
step, a pre-assessment screen of various sources of contamination, was 
completed in 2009.
    The Plan has been developed within the authority provided by the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 
1980, as amended, 42 U.S.C.
    Copies of the Plan are available for public review at the following 
locations:
     Bureau of Land Management, 1103 N. Fancher Road, Spokane 
Valley, WA 99212
     National Park Service, Kettle Falls Visitor Center, 425 
West 3rd St., Kettle Falls, WA 99141
     National Park Service, 1008 Crest Drive, Coulee Dam, WA 
99116
     Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Office of 
Environmental Trust, Building 2, 12 Belvedere Street, 
Nespelem, WA 99138
     Spokane Tribal Department of Natural Resources Office, 
6290-D Ford-Wellpinit Road, Wellpinit, WA 99040
     Washington Department of Ecology, 4601 North Monroe, 
Spokane, WA 99205

Public Disclosure

    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Dated: July 30, 2012.
Lorri J. Lee,
Regional Director, Pacific Northwest Region.
[FR Doc. 2012-19112 Filed 8-3-12; 8:45 am]
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