Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Public Workshops and Hearings for the Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation, Shasta and Tehama Counties, California, 39315-39316 [2013-15659]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 126 / Monday, July 1, 2013 / Notices Bureau of Reclamation [N12–1852–7904–600–00–0–0–2, 2030000] Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Public Workshops and Hearings for the Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation, Shasta and Tehama Counties, California Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review and comment the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation (SLWRI). The purpose of the proposed action is to improve operational flexibility of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed system by modifying the existing Shasta Dam and Reservoir to meet specified objectives. Primary objectives are to increase the survival of anadromous fish populations in the upper Sacramento River and increase water supply and water supply reliability. Secondary planning objectives are to: conserve, restore, and enhance ecosystem resources in the primary study area; reduce flood damage along the Sacramento River; develop additional hydropower generation capabilities; maintain and increase recreation opportunities; and maintain or improve water quality conditions in the Sacramento River downstream from Shasta Dam and in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. DATES: Submit written comments on the DEIS on or before September 30, 2013. Three public workshops and three public hearings will be held. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for workshop and hearing dates. ADDRESSES: Please send written comments to Ms. Katrina Chow, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, or by email to bor-mpr- slwri@usbr.gov. Written comments also may be submitted during the public hearings. Please see Supplementary Information section for workshop and hearing addresses. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Katrina Chow, Reclamation Project Manager, at the above address, at 916– 978–5067, TDD 916–978–5608; via fax at 916–978–5094; or by email to bormpr-slwri@usbr.gov. Further information on the SLWRI can be found on the SLWRI Web site, at www.usbr.gov/mp/slwri. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:38 Jun 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 Shasta Dam was completed in 1945 to serve multiple purposes, including flood control; water supply for agricultural, municipal and industrial, and environmental purposes; and hydropower generation. In addition, extensive recreational opportunities in and around Shasta Lake significantly contribute to the regional economy. Authorization for the investigation comes from Public Law (Pub. L.) 96– 375, 1980, directing the Secretary of the Interior to engage in feasibility studies related to enlarging Shasta Dam and Reservoir. Related legislation includes Title 34 of Public Law 102–575 (the Central Valley Project Improvement Act) and Public Law 108–361, the CALFED Bay-Delta Authorization Act. In addition, enlargement of Shasta Dam was identified in the CALFED Programmatic Environmental Impact Report/Statement and Record of Decision. In February 2012, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) released a Draft Feasibility Report and Preliminary DEIS for the SLWRI to inform the public, stakeholders, and decision makers about the results of the SLWRI at that time. The Draft Feasibility Report describes the water resources needs and opportunities, purpose of the proposed action, planning objectives and constraints, the plan formulation and evaluation process and criteria, and the potential effects, costs, and benefits of five action alternatives and the No Action Alternative. After release of the DEIS for public review and comment, the Final Feasibility Report and EIS will be prepared and processed together to support decision making for any related future recommendations, approvals, or authorizations that may result. The following planning objectives apply to the proposed action/project modification. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Planning Objectives • Primary Planning Objectives. (1) increase the survival of anadromous fish populations in the Sacramento River, primarily upstream from the Red Bluff Diversion Dam, and (2) increase water supply and water supply reliability for agricultural, municipal and industrial, and environmental purposes to help meet future water demands, with a focus on enlarging Shasta Dam and Reservoir. Action alternatives were formulated to address these primary planning objectives. • Secondary Planning Objectives. The following actions, operations, or features are included to the extent possible and consistent with the PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39315 primary planning objectives: (1) Conserve, restore, and enhance ecosystem resources in the Shasta Lake area and along the upper Sacramento River, (2) reduce flood damage along the Sacramento River, (3) develop additional hydropower generation capabilities at Shasta Dam, (4) maintain and increase recreation opportunities at Shasta Lake, and (5) maintain or improve water quality conditions in the Sacramento River downstream from Shasta Dam and in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Draft Environmental Impact Statement The DEIS documents a reasonable range of alternatives and evaluates the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental effects of alternative plans. Evaluation of six alternatives is documented in the DEIS, including a No-Action Alternative and five action alternatives. The DEIS displays the potential project-related impacts, including the effects of project construction and operation on the following resource areas: geology, air quality, hydrology, water quality, noise, hazards and hazardous materials, important agricultural lands, fish, vegetation and wildlife, cultural resources, Indian Trust Assets, socioeconomics, land use, recreation, visual resources, traffic and circulation, utilities, public services, power and energy, environmental justice, and wild and scenic rivers. Potential project-related impacts include the construction-related effects of the dam enlargement, reservoir area relocations, and other alternative features; water operations-related effects within the reservoir area (e.g., including additional inundation areas); and associated effects to operations of other Central Valley Project and State Water Project facilities. Project operations may directly or indirectly affect the resources of the Sacramento River, its tributaries, the San Joaquin River, its tributaries, and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The DEIS also evaluates potential growth-inducing impacts for the Central Valley Project and State Water Project water service areas. Potential cumulative effects associated with reasonably foreseeable actions are also evaluated for each resource area. Copies of the DEIS are available for public review at the following locations: • Bureau of Reclamation, Regional Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825 • Bureau of Reclamation, Northern California Area Office, 16349 Shasta Dam Boulevard, Shasta Lake, CA 96019 • Natural Resources Library, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 39316 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 126 / Monday, July 1, 2013 / Notices NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240 • Shasta County Main Library, 1855 Shasta Street, Redding, CA 96001 Copies of the DEIS are also available on-line via the SLWRI Web site, at: www.usbr.gov/mp/slwri. Public Workshops and Hearings Special Assistance for Public Workshops and Hearings If special assistance is required to participate in the above public workshops and hearings, please contact Ms. Katrina Chow at 916–978–5067, or by email at kchow@usbr.gov; or Mr. Louis Moore at 916–978–5106, or by email at wmoore@usbr.gov. Please notify Ms. Chow or Mr. Moore as far in advance as possible to enable Reclamation to secure the needed services. If a request cannot be honored, the requestor will be notified. A telephone device for the hearing impaired (TDD) is available at 916–978– 5608. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 21:38 Jun 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 Dated: May 30, 2013. Pablo R. Arroyave, Deputy Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 2013–15659 Filed 6–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P Reclamation will hold three public workshops to provide an overview of the project and allow public comment and discussion: • Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 6:00–8:00 p.m., Holiday Inn Hotel, Palomino Room, 1900 Hilltop Drive, Redding, California 96002. • Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 1:00– 3:00 p.m., Cal Expo Quality Inn Hotel & Suites, 1413 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, California, 95825. • Thursday, July 18, 2013, 6:00–8:00 p.m., Merced County Fairgrounds, Germino Building, 403 F Street, Los Banos, California, 93635. Reclamation will also hold three public hearings to receive oral or written comments on the DEIS: • Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 6:00– 8:00 p.m., Holiday Inn Hotel, Palomino Room, 1900 Hilltop Drive, Redding, California 96002. • Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:00–3:00 p.m., Cal Expo Quality Inn Hotel & Suites, 1413 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, California, 95825. • Thursday, September 12, 2013, 6:00–8:00 p.m., Merced County Fairgrounds, Germino Building, 403 F Street, Los Banos, California, 93635. VerDate Mar<15>2010 information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–453 and 731– TA–1136–1137 (Review)] Sodium Nitrite From China and Germany; Institution of Five-Year Reviews United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted reviews pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on sodium nitrite from China and the antidumping duty order on sodium nitrite from Germany would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission; 1 to be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is July 31, 2013. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by September 13, 2013. For further information concerning the conduct of these reviews and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207). DATES: Effective Date: July 1, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202–205–3193), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting SUMMARY: 1 No response to this request for information is required if a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) number is not displayed; the OMB number is 3117–0016/USITC No. 13–5–290, expiration date June 30, 2014. Public reporting burden for the request is estimated to average 15 hours per response. Please send comments regarding the accuracy of this burden estimate to the Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for these reviews may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—On August 27, 2008, the Department of Commerce issued antidumping and countervailing duty orders on sodium nitrite from China and an antidumping duty order on sodium nitrite from Germany (73 FR 50593 and 73 FR 50595). The Commission is conducting reviews to determine whether revocation of the orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to the domestic industry within a reasonably foreseeable time. It will assess the adequacy of interested party responses to this notice of institution to determine whether to conduct full or expedited reviews. The Commission’s determinations in any expedited reviews will be based on the facts available, which may include information provided in response to this notice. Definitions.—The following definitions apply to these reviews: (1) Subject Merchandise is the class or kind of merchandise that is within the scope of the five-year reviews, as defined by the Department of Commerce. (2) The Subject Countries in these reviews are China and Germany. (3) The Domestic Like Product is the domestically produced product or products which are like, or in the absence of like, most similar in characteristics and uses with, the Subject Merchandise. In its original determinations, the Commission defined a single Domestic Like Product consisting of sodium nitrite, regardless of form or grade, coextensive with Commerce’s scope. (4) The Domestic Industry is the U.S. producers as a whole of the Domestic Like Product, or those producers whose collective output of the Domestic Like Product constitutes a major proportion of the total domestic production of the product. In its original determinations, the Commission defined a single Domestic Industry consisting of all U.S. sodium nitrite producers. (5) The Order Date is the date that the antidumping and countervailing duty E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[N12-1852-7904-600-00-0-0-2, 2030000]


Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement and Notice of Public Workshops and Hearings for the Shasta 
Lake Water Resources Investigation, Shasta and Tehama Counties, 
California

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review 
and comment the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the 
Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation (SLWRI). The purpose of the 
proposed action is to improve operational flexibility of the 
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed system by modifying the existing 
Shasta Dam and Reservoir to meet specified objectives. Primary 
objectives are to increase the survival of anadromous fish populations 
in the upper Sacramento River and increase water supply and water 
supply reliability. Secondary planning objectives are to: conserve, 
restore, and enhance ecosystem resources in the primary study area; 
reduce flood damage along the Sacramento River; develop additional 
hydropower generation capabilities; maintain and increase recreation 
opportunities; and maintain or improve water quality conditions in the 
Sacramento River downstream from Shasta Dam and in the Sacramento-San 
Joaquin Delta.

DATES: Submit written comments on the DEIS on or before September 30, 
2013.
    Three public workshops and three public hearings will be held. See 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for workshop and hearing dates.

ADDRESSES: Please send written comments to Ms. Katrina Chow, Bureau of 
Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, or by email to 
slwri@usbr.gov">bor-mpr-slwri@usbr.gov. Written comments also may be submitted during 
the public hearings. Please see Supplementary Information section for 
workshop and hearing addresses.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Katrina Chow, Reclamation Project 
Manager, at the above address, at 916-978-5067, TDD 916-978-5608; via 
fax at 916-978-5094; or by email to slwri@usbr.gov">bor-mpr-slwri@usbr.gov. Further 
information on the SLWRI can be found on the SLWRI Web site, at 
www.usbr.gov/mp/slwri.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Shasta Dam was completed in 1945 to serve 
multiple purposes, including flood control; water supply for 
agricultural, municipal and industrial, and environmental purposes; and 
hydropower generation. In addition, extensive recreational 
opportunities in and around Shasta Lake significantly contribute to the 
regional economy.
    Authorization for the investigation comes from Public Law (Pub. L.) 
96-375, 1980, directing the Secretary of the Interior to engage in 
feasibility studies related to enlarging Shasta Dam and Reservoir. 
Related legislation includes Title 34 of Public Law 102-575 (the 
Central Valley Project Improvement Act) and Public Law 108-361, the 
CALFED Bay-Delta Authorization Act. In addition, enlargement of Shasta 
Dam was identified in the CALFED Programmatic Environmental Impact 
Report/Statement and Record of Decision.
    In February 2012, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) released 
a Draft Feasibility Report and Preliminary DEIS for the SLWRI to inform 
the public, stakeholders, and decision makers about the results of the 
SLWRI at that time. The Draft Feasibility Report describes the water 
resources needs and opportunities, purpose of the proposed action, 
planning objectives and constraints, the plan formulation and 
evaluation process and criteria, and the potential effects, costs, and 
benefits of five action alternatives and the No Action Alternative.
    After release of the DEIS for public review and comment, the Final 
Feasibility Report and EIS will be prepared and processed together to 
support decision making for any related future recommendations, 
approvals, or authorizations that may result. The following planning 
objectives apply to the proposed action/project modification.

Planning Objectives

     Primary Planning Objectives. (1) increase the survival of 
anadromous fish populations in the Sacramento River, primarily upstream 
from the Red Bluff Diversion Dam, and (2) increase water supply and 
water supply reliability for agricultural, municipal and industrial, 
and environmental purposes to help meet future water demands, with a 
focus on enlarging Shasta Dam and Reservoir. Action alternatives were 
formulated to address these primary planning objectives.
     Secondary Planning Objectives. The following actions, 
operations, or features are included to the extent possible and 
consistent with the primary planning objectives: (1) Conserve, restore, 
and enhance ecosystem resources in the Shasta Lake area and along the 
upper Sacramento River, (2) reduce flood damage along the Sacramento 
River, (3) develop additional hydropower generation capabilities at 
Shasta Dam, (4) maintain and increase recreation opportunities at 
Shasta Lake, and (5) maintain or improve water quality conditions in 
the Sacramento River downstream from Shasta Dam and in the Sacramento-
San Joaquin Delta.

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

    The DEIS documents a reasonable range of alternatives and evaluates 
the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental effects of 
alternative plans. Evaluation of six alternatives is documented in the 
DEIS, including a No-Action Alternative and five action alternatives. 
The DEIS displays the potential project-related impacts, including the 
effects of project construction and operation on the following resource 
areas: geology, air quality, hydrology, water quality, noise, hazards 
and hazardous materials, important agricultural lands, fish, vegetation 
and wildlife, cultural resources, Indian Trust Assets, socioeconomics, 
land use, recreation, visual resources, traffic and circulation, 
utilities, public services, power and energy, environmental justice, 
and wild and scenic rivers.
    Potential project-related impacts include the construction-related 
effects of the dam enlargement, reservoir area relocations, and other 
alternative features; water operations-related effects within the 
reservoir area (e.g., including additional inundation areas); and 
associated effects to operations of other Central Valley Project and 
State Water Project facilities. Project operations may directly or 
indirectly affect the resources of the Sacramento River, its 
tributaries, the San Joaquin River, its tributaries, and the 
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The DEIS also evaluates potential growth-
inducing impacts for the Central Valley Project and State Water Project 
water service areas. Potential cumulative effects associated with 
reasonably foreseeable actions are also evaluated for each resource 
area.
    Copies of the DEIS are available for public review at the following 
locations:
     Bureau of Reclamation, Regional Library, 2800 Cottage Way, 
Sacramento, CA 95825
     Bureau of Reclamation, Northern California Area Office, 
16349 Shasta Dam Boulevard, Shasta Lake, CA 96019
     Natural Resources Library, Department of the Interior, 
1849 C Street

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NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240
     Shasta County Main Library, 1855 Shasta Street, Redding, 
CA 96001
    Copies of the DEIS are also available on-line via the SLWRI Web 
site, at: www.usbr.gov/mp/slwri.

Public Workshops and Hearings

    Reclamation will hold three public workshops to provide an overview 
of the project and allow public comment and discussion:
     Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Holiday Inn Hotel, 
Palomino Room, 1900 Hilltop Drive, Redding, California 96002.
     Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Cal Expo Quality 
Inn Hotel & Suites, 1413 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, California, 95825.
     Thursday, July 18, 2013, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Merced County 
Fairgrounds, Germino Building, 403 F Street, Los Banos, California, 
93635.
    Reclamation will also hold three public hearings to receive oral or 
written comments on the DEIS:
     Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Holiday Inn 
Hotel, Palomino Room, 1900 Hilltop Drive, Redding, California 96002.
     Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Cal Expo 
Quality Inn Hotel & Suites, 1413 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, California, 
95825.
     Thursday, September 12, 2013, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Merced 
County Fairgrounds, Germino Building, 403 F Street, Los Banos, 
California, 93635.

Special Assistance for Public Workshops and Hearings

    If special assistance is required to participate in the above 
public workshops and hearings, please contact Ms. Katrina Chow at 916-
978-5067, or by email at kchow@usbr.gov; or Mr. Louis Moore at 916-978-
5106, or by email at wmoore@usbr.gov. Please notify Ms. Chow or Mr. 
Moore as far in advance as possible to enable Reclamation to secure the 
needed services. If a request cannot be honored, the requestor will be 
notified. A telephone device for the hearing impaired (TDD) is 
available at 916-978-5608.

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: May 30, 2013.
Pablo R. Arroyave,
Deputy Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 2013-15659 Filed 6-28-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-MN-P