Scorpion Pier Replacement Project, Channel Islands National Park, Santa Barbara County, California, 32274-32275 [2013-12745]

Download as PDF 32274 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 29, 2013 / Notices Ariz. 1962), aff’d 363 U.S. 758 (1963) (Healing II), Hopi Tribe v. Watt, 530 F. Supp. 1217 (D. Ariz. 1982), and Hopi Tribe v. Watt, 719 F.2d 314 (9th Cir. 1983). This information collection allows BIA to receive the information necessary to determine whether an applicant to obtain, modify, or assign a grazing permit on Navajo Partitioned Lands is eligible and complies with all applicable grazing permit requirements. This renewal includes changes to the Navajo Partitioned Lands: Grazing Permit (Form 5–5015), to make the guidance and instructions clear and easy to understand. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Request for Comments The BIA requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) The necessity of this information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways we could enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways we could minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents. Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and an individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB Control Number. It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section. Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personally identifiable 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. III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0162. Title: Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits, 25 CFR 161. Brief Description of Collection: Submission of information is required for Navajo Nation representatives, members, and authorized tribal organizations to obtain, modify, or assign a grazing permit on Navajo partitioned lands. Some of this information is collected on the following forms: Form 5–5015—Navajo VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:07 May 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 Partitioned Lands: Grazing Permit, Form 5–5022—Navajo Partitioned Lands: Modification of Grazing Permit, and Form 5–5023—Navajo Partitioned Lands: Assignment of Grazing Permit. Changes were made to Form 5–5015— Navajo Partitioned Lands: Grazing Permit, to make the guidance and instructions clear and easy to understand. Response is required to obtain a benefit. Type of Review: Revision of currently approved collection. Respondents: Tribes, tribal organizations, and individual Indians. Number of Respondents: 700. Estimated Number of Responses: 3,120. Estimated Time per Response: Varies, from 15 minutes to 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,122 hours. Dated: May 21, 2013. John Ashley, Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources. [FR Doc. 2013–12710 Filed 5–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–PWR–PWRO–12639; PPPWCHISM0.PPMOMFM1Z.Y00000] Scorpion Pier Replacement Project, Channel Islands National Park, Santa Barbara County, California National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to § 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), and pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500–08), the National Park Service (NPS) is initiating the conservation planning and environmental impact analysis process for the proposed replacement and potential relocation of the existing Scorpion Pier at Santa Cruz Island’s eastern waterfront. The NPS is the lead federal agency for environmental review under NEPA. The lead state agency for environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act is currently being determined. As described in 36 CFR 800.8(c), the NPS is also using the NEPA process to fulfill certain provisions of § 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act related to consultation and public involvement. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 All written comments must be postmarked or transmitted no later than July 29, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit comments by mail to Superintendent, Channel Islands National Park, Attn: Scorpion Pier Project, 1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA 93001 or electronically to https:// parkplanning.nps.gov/ parkHome.cfm?parkID=292). DATES: Karl Bachman, Facility Manager, Channel Island National Park, at (805) 658–5710. Background: Santa Cruz Island and the surrounding one nautical mile of marine waters are located in Channel Islands National Park. The NPS owns and manages the eastern 24% of the island, including the Scorpion Valley area. Santa Cruz Island is surrounded by the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary which extends six nautical miles from the island. The Scorpion Pier is also within the Scorpion State Marine Reserve designated by the State of California. Over 55,000 people come ashore at the Scorpion pier annually for recreational activities including hiking, picnicking, camping, kayaking, and swimming. Many people also visit the island’s historic Scorpion Ranch. The existing Scorpion Pier is a flatbed railcar that was installed as a temporary facility in 2000. The pier is rapidly deteriorating due to wave action and saltwater. It has been closed numerous times due to weather hazards and to perform required repair and maintenance activities. The pier sometimes cannot be used by park or concession boats, such as during low tides, because of inadequate water depth. The existing pier access road undergoes reconstruction several times per year due to wave erosion. Purpose and Need and Preliminary Alternatives: The NPS seeks to construct a permanent replacement pier that provides a safe, accessible, efficient, and sustainable access point for visitors and Park staff to Santa Cruz Island. Additionally, the NPS intends that this replacement pier, along with proposed improvements to the access road, will decrease future impacts to the island’s sensitive archaeological resources. Permanent replacement of the pier is required due to the following current conditions: • Shallow water depths at the pier, especially during low tide; • Difficult vessel navigation and mooring during moderate to extreme wind and wave conditions; • Challenging and limited access for visitors embarking from ferries onto the pier and from the pier onto the ferries; FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 29, 2013 / Notices • Narrow width of the existing pier inhibits efficient visitor and cargo circulation; • Frequent maintenance required to the pier access road, which threatens to expose or damage sensitive resources; • The existing temporary pier is reaching the end of its anticipated lifespan. The objectives of the proposed pier replacement project include: • Improving navigational access; • Improving access and circulation for passengers, cargo, and park operations; • Protecting marine and terrestrial environments; • Preserving archaeological resources; • Preserving and enhancing the historic character of the area. To meet the purpose, need, and objectives, two preliminary alternatives identified thus far include replacing the pier in its existing location, and replacing the pier at a location approximately 150 feet to the south. If the pier is replaced in its present location, this would include some shoreline armoring to protect the pier access road. If a new pier is constructed to the south, the pier would span the beach and shoreline, and it would require only a short access road with a small amount of scour protection. In either location, the new pier will need to be longer and higher than the existing pier to facilitate safer vessel mooring in deeper water. Comments and Public Scoping: The purpose of the scoping phase is to elicit comments from interested individuals, organizations, and agencies about issues and concerns about the proposed project in order to inform the development of the Draft EIS. Public scoping meetings are tentatively scheduled for late Spring or Summer 2013 in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Concurrent with the publishing of this Notice of Intent in the Federal Register, the confirmed dates, times, and locations of the scoping meetings will be publicized through local and regional news media and via the project Web site https:// www.nps.gov/chis/parkmgmt/scorpionpier-replacement.htm. The project Web site will be periodically updated, and provides relevant information, including the project description, current information about the EIS process, meeting notices, reports and documents, and useful links associated with the project. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:02 May 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 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. Decision Process: At this time, it is anticipated that the Draft EIS will be available for public review during Winter 2013. Availability of the Draft EIS for review will be formally announced in the Federal Register, through local and regional news media, and via the project Web site. Public meetings will be held after the Draft EIS is distributed to provide further opportunities to comment on the document. The Final EIS is anticipated to be completed in 2014. Because this is a delegated EIS, the official responsible for the final decision regarding the proposed pier replacement is the Regional Director, Pacific West Region. Subsequently, the official responsible for implementation of the approved project will be the Channel Islands National Park. Dated: March 15, 2013. Christine S. Lehnertz, Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. 2013–12745 Filed 5–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1121–0220] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested; Extension of Currently Approved Collection: Bureau of Justice Assistance Application Form: Public Safety Officers’ Educational Assistance ACTION: 30-Day Notice. The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, will be submitting the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 78, Number 46, on pages 1504, on March 8, 2013, allowing for a 60 day comment period. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for ‘‘thirty days’’ until July 29, 2013. If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32275 additional information, please contact Chris Casto at 202–353–7193, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC, 20531 or by email at Chris.Casto@usdoj.gov. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of information collection: Extension of currently approved collection. (2) The title of the form/collection: Public Safety Officers’ Educational Assistance. (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: None. Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Spouses and/or children of public safety officers who were killed or permanently and totally disabled in the line of duty. Abstract: BJA’s Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Office will use the PSOEA application information to confirm the eligibility of applicants to receive PSOEA benefits. Eligibility is dependent on several factors, including the applicant having received or being eligible to receive a portion of the PSOB death benefit, or having a family member who received the PSOB disability benefit. Also considered are E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 103 (Wednesday, May 29, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32274-32275]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12745]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-PWR-PWRO-12639; PPPWCHISM0.PPMOMFM1Z.Y00000]


Scorpion Pier Replacement Project, Channel Islands National Park, 
Santa Barbara County, California

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Sec.  102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), and pursuant to the Council on Environmental 
Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500-08), the National Park Service 
(NPS) is initiating the conservation planning and environmental impact 
analysis process for the proposed replacement and potential relocation 
of the existing Scorpion Pier at Santa Cruz Island's eastern 
waterfront. The NPS is the lead federal agency for environmental review 
under NEPA. The lead state agency for environmental review under the 
California Environmental Quality Act is currently being determined. As 
described in 36 CFR 800.8(c), the NPS is also using the NEPA process to 
fulfill certain provisions of Sec.  106 of the National Historic 
Preservation Act related to consultation and public involvement.

DATES: All written comments must be postmarked or transmitted no later 
than July 29, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments by mail to Superintendent, Channel Islands 
National Park, Attn: Scorpion Pier Project, 1901 Spinnaker Drive, 
Ventura, CA 93001 or electronically to https://parkplanning.nps.gov/parkHome.cfm?parkID=292).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karl Bachman, Facility Manager, 
Channel Island National Park, at (805) 658-5710.
    Background: Santa Cruz Island and the surrounding one nautical mile 
of marine waters are located in Channel Islands National Park. The NPS 
owns and manages the eastern 24% of the island, including the Scorpion 
Valley area. Santa Cruz Island is surrounded by the Channel Islands 
National Marine Sanctuary which extends six nautical miles from the 
island. The Scorpion Pier is also within the Scorpion State Marine 
Reserve designated by the State of California. Over 55,000 people come 
ashore at the Scorpion pier annually for recreational activities 
including hiking, picnicking, camping, kayaking, and swimming. Many 
people also visit the island's historic Scorpion Ranch.
    The existing Scorpion Pier is a flatbed railcar that was installed 
as a temporary facility in 2000. The pier is rapidly deteriorating due 
to wave action and saltwater. It has been closed numerous times due to 
weather hazards and to perform required repair and maintenance 
activities. The pier sometimes cannot be used by park or concession 
boats, such as during low tides, because of inadequate water depth. The 
existing pier access road undergoes reconstruction several times per 
year due to wave erosion.
    Purpose and Need and Preliminary Alternatives: The NPS seeks to 
construct a permanent replacement pier that provides a safe, 
accessible, efficient, and sustainable access point for visitors and 
Park staff to Santa Cruz Island. Additionally, the NPS intends that 
this replacement pier, along with proposed improvements to the access 
road, will decrease future impacts to the island's sensitive 
archaeological resources. Permanent replacement of the pier is required 
due to the following current conditions:
     Shallow water depths at the pier, especially during low 
tide;
     Difficult vessel navigation and mooring during moderate to 
extreme wind and wave conditions;
     Challenging and limited access for visitors embarking from 
ferries onto the pier and from the pier onto the ferries;

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     Narrow width of the existing pier inhibits efficient 
visitor and cargo circulation;
     Frequent maintenance required to the pier access road, 
which threatens to expose or damage sensitive resources;
     The existing temporary pier is reaching the end of its 
anticipated lifespan.
    The objectives of the proposed pier replacement project include:
     Improving navigational access;
     Improving access and circulation for passengers, cargo, 
and park operations;
     Protecting marine and terrestrial environments;
     Preserving archaeological resources;
     Preserving and enhancing the historic character of the 
area.
    To meet the purpose, need, and objectives, two preliminary 
alternatives identified thus far include replacing the pier in its 
existing location, and replacing the pier at a location approximately 
150 feet to the south. If the pier is replaced in its present location, 
this would include some shoreline armoring to protect the pier access 
road. If a new pier is constructed to the south, the pier would span 
the beach and shoreline, and it would require only a short access road 
with a small amount of scour protection. In either location, the new 
pier will need to be longer and higher than the existing pier to 
facilitate safer vessel mooring in deeper water.
    Comments and Public Scoping: The purpose of the scoping phase is to 
elicit comments from interested individuals, organizations, and 
agencies about issues and concerns about the proposed project in order 
to inform the development of the Draft EIS. Public scoping meetings are 
tentatively scheduled for late Spring or Summer 2013 in Ventura and 
Santa Barbara counties. Concurrent with the publishing of this Notice 
of Intent in the Federal Register, the confirmed dates, times, and 
locations of the scoping meetings will be publicized through local and 
regional news media and via the project Web site https://www.nps.gov/chis/parkmgmt/scorpion-pier-replacement.htm. The project Web site will 
be periodically updated, and provides relevant information, including 
the project description, current information about the EIS process, 
meeting notices, reports and documents, and useful links associated 
with the project.
    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.
    Decision Process: At this time, it is anticipated that the Draft 
EIS will be available for public review during Winter 2013. 
Availability of the Draft EIS for review will be formally announced in 
the Federal Register, through local and regional news media, and via 
the project Web site. Public meetings will be held after the Draft EIS 
is distributed to provide further opportunities to comment on the 
document. The Final EIS is anticipated to be completed in 2014. Because 
this is a delegated EIS, the official responsible for the final 
decision regarding the proposed pier replacement is the Regional 
Director, Pacific West Region. Subsequently, the official responsible 
for implementation of the approved project will be the Channel Islands 
National Park.

    Dated: March 15, 2013.
Christine S. Lehnertz,
Regional Director, Pacific West Region.
[FR Doc. 2013-12745 Filed 5-28-13; 8:45 am]
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