Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplement to the July 2011 Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed SR 1409 (Military Cutoff Road) Extension and Proposed U.S. 17 Hampstead Bypass New Hanover and Pender Counties in North Carolina, NCDOT TIP Projects U-4751 and R-3300, 44933-44934 [2013-17906]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 143 / Thursday, July 25, 2013 / Notices reasonably foreseeable environmental impacts of all alternative courses of action that may be proposed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or comments may be submitted to Mr. Matthew Mallard, U.S. Army Engineer District, Vicksburg, CEMVN–PDN–UDP, 4155 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183–3435; (601) 631– 5960 (voice) or (601) 631–5115 (fax); matthew.s.mallard@usace.army.mil. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Action. The Rankin-Hinds Pearl River Flood and Drainage Control District, as per the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) (NEPA) and NEPA regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR part 1500 et seq.) and Corps of Engineers (33 CFR part 230), proposes in partnership with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as authorized by Section 211 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996, to investigate measures to alleviate flooding in the study area. Alternatives The DEIS for will be developed to continue to evaluate alternatives, both new and those previously provided in a comprehensive plan for flood damage reduction dated 2007, Preliminary Feasibility Study and Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Scoping Process. Public Involvement. Re-scoping is the method by which the Corps of Engineers involves the public, federal and state resource agencies, Indian tribes, and other interested parties in identifying the environmental issues to be examined and in establishing a range of alternatives to be evaluated in an ongoing study. All are invited to participate in the re-scoping process by attending the public information meeting to be held August 29, 2013, by submitting comments on the proposed action or DEIS, or both. Environmental Impact. A tentative list of resources and issues that may be evaluated in the DEIS includes aquatic resources, recreational and commercial fisheries, wildlife resources, water quality, air quality, threatened or endangered species, recreation resources, and cultural resources. Tentative socio-economic considerations that may be evaluated in the DEIS include business and industrial activity, tax revenue, population growth, community and regional development, transportation, housing, community cohesion, and navigation. Re-scoping Meeting. A public information meeting will be held August 29, 2013, from 6 to 8:00 p.m., at the Agriculture & Forestry Museum, VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:49 Jul 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 1150 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MS 39216. Estimated Date of Availability of a DEIS. September 2014. Dated; July 16, 2013. Barbara Petersen, Acting Chief, Programs and Project, Management Division. [FR Doc. 2013–17907 Filed 7–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplement to the July 2011 Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed SR 1409 (Military Cutoff Road) Extension and Proposed U.S. 17 Hampstead Bypass New Hanover and Pender Counties in North Carolina, NCDOT TIP Projects U– 4751 and R–3300 Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Wilmington District, Wilmington Regulatory Field Office has received updated information for a future request for Department of the Army (DA) authorization, pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbor Act, from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. This updated information was generated as the project was scoped and designed with input from the public and applicable resource agencies. Specifically, since release of the July 2011 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) the project now proposes an additional interchange on the north end of the project corridor as well as additional lanes not originally disclosed in the Draft EIS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action and DEIS can be directed to Mr. Brad Shaver, Regulatory Project Manager, Wilmington Regulatory Field Office, 69 Darlington Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403; telephone: (910) 251–4611 or brad.e.shaver@usace.army.mil. or Mr. Jay McInnis, Jr., P.E., Project Engineer, North Carolina Department of Transportation, 1548 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699–1548, telephone: (919) 707–6029. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Proposed Action. The COE in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Transportation will prepare a supplement to the Draft (EIS) SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44933 on a proposal to make transportation improvements to the U.S. 17 and Market Street (U.S. 17 Business) corridor in northern New Hanover and southern Pender Counties. Two North Carolina Department of Transportation Improvement Program (TIPs U–4751 and R–3300) projects are being evaluated as part of the U.S. 17 Corridor Study. The purpose of the U.S. 17 Corridor Study project is to improve the traffic carrying capacity and safety of the U.S. 17 and Market Street corridor in the project area. The project study area is roughly bounded on the west by I–40, on the north by the Northeast Cape Fear River, Holly Shelter Game Lands to the east, and Market Street and U.S. 17 to the south. This project is being reviewed through the Merger 01 process designed to streamline the project development and permitting processes, agreed to by the COE, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Division of Water Quality, Division of Coastal Management), Federal Highway Administration (for this project not applicable), and the North Carolina Department of Transportation and supported by other stakeholder agencies and local units of government. The other partnering agencies include: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission; N.C. Department of Cultural Resources; and the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization. The Merger process provides a forum for appropriate agency representatives to discuss and reach consensus on ways to facilitate meeting the regulatory requirements of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act during the NEPA/SEPA decision-making phase of transportation projects. Through input from the public and resource agencies the project has been changed to include a second interchange at the northern terminus. Additionally, the project currently proposes additional travel lanes between a previously proposed interchange south of the Topsail High School and the aforementioned northern interchange. These changes were considered substantial changes which the public has not had input and thus necessitates the development and release of the supplement Draft EIS. The original Draft EIS is still available for review on the project Web page: http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/ US17HampsteadBypass/. 2. Scoping Process. As described above the project is progressing through the Merger process which allows for input from interested stake holders. E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 44934 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 143 / Thursday, July 25, 2013 / Notices Additionally, the NCDOT held two corridor public hearings one on October 27, 2011 at Noble Middle School in Wilmington and the other on October 18, 2011 at Topsail High School in Hampstead. The described changes came as a direct result from the agency and public input. The NCDOT anticipates holding future design public hearings to further describe changes to the project since 2011. A 45-day public review period will be provided for all interested parties, individuals, and agencies to review and comment on the Draft Supplement to the EIS when released. 3. Availability of the Supplement to the EIS. The Draft Supplement is expected to be published and circulated late Summer or Fall of 2013. Dated: July 15, 2013. Henry Wicker, Asst. Chief, Regulatory Division. [FR Doc. 2013–17906 Filed 7–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P Virginia 22315–3868; Ph: 703–428– 6438. The meeting is open to the public. Any interested person may attend, appear before, or file statements with the committee at the time and in the manner permitted by the committee. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–17654 Filed 7–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [FE Docket No. 13–42–LNG] Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC; Application for Long-Term Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas Produced From Domestic Natural Gas Resources to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries for a 20Year Period Office of Fossil Energy, DOE. ACTION: Notice of application. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Inland Waterways Users Board Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), announcement is made of the forthcoming meeting. Name of Committee: Inland Waterways Users Board (Board). Date: August 13, 2013. Location: Meeting at The Brown Hotel, 335 West Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, at 502–583–1234 or 888–888–5252, or BrownHotel.com. Time: Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting is scheduled to adjourn at approximately 1:00 p.m. Agenda: The agenda will include the status of funding for inland navigation projects and studies, the status of the Inland Waterways Trust Fund, funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 and 2014, update of proposed water resourcesrelated authorization bills, status of the Olmsted Locks and Dam Project, an update of the Inland Marine Transportation System (IMTS) Levels of Service and status of the Inland Waterways System. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mark R. Pointon, Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CEIWR–GM, 7701 Telegraph Road, Casey Building, Alexandria, ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:49 Jul 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application) filed on April 2, 2013, by Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC (SPL), requesting long-term authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced from domestic sources in an amount up to 91,250,000 million British thermal units ((MMBtu) per year (the equivalent of 88.3 billion standard cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas per year), pursuant to the LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement (FOB) between SPL as seller and Centrica plc (CENTRICA) as buyer dated March 22, 2013 (CENTRICA SPA). SPL seeks authorization to export LNG from the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, both to: (i) Any nation that currently has or in the future develops the capacity to import LNG and with which the United States currently has, or in the future enters into, a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas and LNG; and (ii) all countries that have not entered into an FTA with the United States requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas, which currently have or in the future develop the capacity to import LNG, and with which trade in not prohibited by U.S. law or policy. In the portion of SPL’s Application subject to this Notice, SPL requests authorization to export LNG to any country with which the United States does not have an FTA requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas (non-FTA countries) SUMMARY: Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy. SPL requests that this authorization commence on the earlier of the date of first export or eight years from the date the authorization is granted. The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), 15 U.S.C. 717b. DATES: Protests, motions to intervene or notices of intervention, as applicable, requests for additional procedures, and written comments are to be filed using procedures detailed in the Public Comment Procedures section no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, September 23, 2013. ADDRESSES: Electronic Filing by email: fergas@hq.doe.gov. Regular Mail U.S. Department of Energy (FE–34), Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply, Office of Fossil Energy, P.O. Box 44375, Washington, DC 20026– 4375. Hand Delivery or Private Delivery Services (e.g., FedEx, UPS, etc.) U.S. Department of Energy (FE–34), Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply, Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 3E–042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larine Moore or Lisa Tracy, U.S. Department of Energy (FE–34), Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply, Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 3E–042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586– 9478; (202) 586–4523. Edward Myers, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Electricity and Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 6B–256, 1000 Independence Avenue. SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586–3397. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background SPL, a limited liability company with its principal place of business in Houston, Texas, is an indirect subsidiary of Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (Cheniere Partners), a limited partnership majority owned by Cheniere Energy, Inc. (Cheniere Energy). Cheniere Partners is a Delaware limited partnership with its primary place of business in Houston, Texas; Cheniere Energy is a Delaware corporation with its primary place of business in Houston, Texas. Cheniere Energy is a developer of LNG terminals and natural gas pipelines on the Gulf Coast, E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 143 (Thursday, July 25, 2013)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-17906]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplement to the July 2011 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed SR 1409 (Military 
Cutoff Road) Extension and Proposed U.S. 17 Hampstead Bypass New 
Hanover and Pender Counties in North Carolina, NCDOT TIP Projects U-
4751 and R-3300

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, 
Wilmington Regulatory Field Office has received updated information for 
a future request for Department of the Army (DA) authorization, 
pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the 
Rivers and Harbor Act, from the North Carolina Department of 
Transportation. This updated information was generated as the project 
was scoped and designed with input from the public and applicable 
resource agencies. Specifically, since release of the July 2011 Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) the project now proposes an 
additional interchange on the north end of the project corridor as well 
as additional lanes not originally disclosed in the Draft EIS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposed action 
and DEIS can be directed to Mr. Brad Shaver, Regulatory Project 
Manager, Wilmington Regulatory Field Office, 69 Darlington Ave, 
Wilmington, NC 28403; telephone: (910) 251-4611 or 
brad.e.shaver@usace.army.mil. or Mr. Jay McInnis, Jr., P.E., Project 
Engineer, North Carolina Department of Transportation, 1548 Mail 
Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1548, telephone: (919) 707-6029.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    1. Proposed Action. The COE in cooperation with the North Carolina 
Department of Transportation will prepare a supplement to the Draft 
(EIS) on a proposal to make transportation improvements to the U.S. 17 
and Market Street (U.S. 17 Business) corridor in northern New Hanover 
and southern Pender Counties. Two North Carolina Department of 
Transportation Improvement Program (TIPs U-4751 and R-3300) projects 
are being evaluated as part of the U.S. 17 Corridor Study.
    The purpose of the U.S. 17 Corridor Study project is to improve the 
traffic carrying capacity and safety of the U.S. 17 and Market Street 
corridor in the project area. The project study area is roughly bounded 
on the west by I-40, on the north by the Northeast Cape Fear River, 
Holly Shelter Game Lands to the east, and Market Street and U.S. 17 to 
the south.
    This project is being reviewed through the Merger 01 process 
designed to streamline the project development and permitting 
processes, agreed to by the COE, North Carolina Department of 
Environment and Natural Resources (Division of Water Quality, Division 
of Coastal Management), Federal Highway Administration (for this 
project not applicable), and the North Carolina Department of 
Transportation and supported by other stakeholder agencies and local 
units of government. The other partnering agencies include: U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; N.C. 
Wildlife Resources Commission; N.C. Department of Cultural Resources; 
and the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization. The Merger 
process provides a forum for appropriate agency representatives to 
discuss and reach consensus on ways to facilitate meeting the 
regulatory requirements of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act during 
the NEPA/SEPA decision-making phase of transportation projects.
    Through input from the public and resource agencies the project has 
been changed to include a second interchange at the northern terminus. 
Additionally, the project currently proposes additional travel lanes 
between a previously proposed interchange south of the Topsail High 
School and the aforementioned northern interchange. These changes were 
considered substantial changes which the public has not had input and 
thus necessitates the development and release of the supplement Draft 
EIS. The original Draft EIS is still available for review on the 
project Web page: http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/US17HampsteadBypass/.
    2. Scoping Process. As described above the project is progressing 
through the Merger process which allows for input from interested stake 
holders.

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Additionally, the NCDOT held two corridor public hearings one on 
October 27, 2011 at Noble Middle School in Wilmington and the other on 
October 18, 2011 at Topsail High School in Hampstead. The described 
changes came as a direct result from the agency and public input. The 
NCDOT anticipates holding future design public hearings to further 
describe changes to the project since 2011.
    A 45-day public review period will be provided for all interested 
parties, individuals, and agencies to review and comment on the Draft 
Supplement to the EIS when released.
    3. Availability of the Supplement to the EIS. The Draft Supplement 
is expected to be published and circulated late Summer or Fall of 2013.

    Dated: July 15, 2013.
Henry Wicker,
Asst. Chief, Regulatory Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-17906 Filed 7-24-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3720-58-P