Notice of Availability of the Final Feasibility Study/Environmental Impact Statement for the Chatfield Reservoir Storage Reallocation, Littleton, CO, 46931 [2013-18548]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 149 / Friday, August 2, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT of DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Notice of Availability of the Final Feasibility Study/Environmental Impact Statement for the Chatfield Reservoir Storage Reallocation, Littleton, CO Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has prepared a Final Feasibility Study/Environmental Impact Statement (FR/EIS) for the Chatfield Reservoir Storage Reallocation, Littleton, CO. DATES: Submit comments on or before September 3, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or questions about the Final Chatfield Reservoir Storage Reallocation FR/EIS, please contact Ms. Gwyn Jarrett, Project Manager, by telephone: (402) 995–2717, by mail: 1616 Capitol Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102–4901, or by email: chatfield study@usace.army.milmailto:Gwyn.M. Jarrett@usace.army.mil. For inquiries from the media, please contact the USACE Omaha District Public Affairs Officer (PAO), Ms. Eileen Williamson by telephone (402) 995–2487, by mail: 1616 Capitol Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102– 4901, or by email: Eileen.L.Williamson@usace.army.mil. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1. Background Population growth within the Denver, Colorado, metropolitan area continues to create a demand on water providers. Colorado’s population is projected to be between 8.6 and 10.3 million in 2050. The Statewide Water Supply Initiative (SWSI), commissioned by the State Legislature, estimates that by 2050, Colorado will need between 600,000 and 1 million acre-feet/year of additional municipal and industrial water. There is also a strong need for additional water supplies for the agricultural community in the South Platte Basin as thousands of acres of previously irrigated land has not been farmed in recent years due to widespread irrigation well curtailments. The purpose and need of the Chatfield Reservoir Storage Reallocation study is to increase availability of water, sustainable over the 50-year period of analysis, in the greater Denver area so that a larger proportion of existing and VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:55 Aug 01, 2013 Jkt 229001 future (increasing) water needs can be met. By authority provided under Section 808 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1986 (Pub. L. 99–622), as amended by Section 3042 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110–114), the Secretary of the Army, upon request of and in coordination with, the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (CDNR), and upon the Chief of Engineers’ finding of feasibility and economic justification, may reassign a portion of the storage space in the Chatfield Lake project to joint flood control-conservation purposes, including storage for municipal and industrial water supply, agriculture, environmental restoration, and recreation and fishery habitat protection and enhancement. The reallocation was conditioned upon the appropriate nonFederal interests agreeing to repay the cost allocated to such storage in accordance with the provisions of the Water Supply Act of 1958, the Federal Water Project Recreation Act, and such other Federal laws as the Secretary determines appropriate. The payments would go to the United States Treasury. The recreation modifications and environmental mitigation work are additionally authorized by Section 103(c)(2) WRDA 1986, requiring nonFederal payment of 100 percent of the costs of municipal and industrial water supply projects, and this work will be cost shared pursuant to that section. It is the purpose of this study to identify alternatives, compare those alternatives, and select the best alternative for meeting the needs based on solid planning principles. The FR/ EIS allows the public, cooperating agencies, and Corps decisionmakers to compare the impacts and costs among a range of alternatives. 2. Document Availability The Final Chatfield Reservoir Storage Reallocation FR/EIS is available online at: http://cdm16021.contentdm.oclc.org/ cdm/ref/collection/p16021coll7/id/10. Hard copies are available at the following community libraries and Corps of Engineers Chatfield Project Office: Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80129, (303) 647–6642; Colorado Water Conservation Board, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 721, Denver, CO 80203, (303) 866–3441; Columbine Library, 7706 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton, CO 80123, (303) 235–5275; Lincoln Park Library, 919 7th Street, Suite 100, Greeley, CO 80631, (970) 506–8460; Aurora Public Library, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, CO 80012, PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46931 (303) 739–6600; US Army Corps of Engineers, Tri-Lakes Project Office, 9307 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128. For more information about the Chatfield Reservoir Storage Reallocation FR/EIS, please visit http:// www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/ CivilWorks/Planning/PlanningProjects/ ChatfieldReallocationStudy.aspx. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–18548 Filed 8–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Intent To Hold North Dakota Task Force Meeting as Established by the Missouri River Protection and Improvement Act of 2000 (Title VII) Department of the Army, U.S Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of meeting. The duties of the Task Force are to prepare and approve a plan for the use of the funds made available under Title VII to reduce siltation of the Missouri River in the State of North Dakota, develop and implement a longterm strategy to improve conservation, protect recreation from sedimentation, improve water quality, improve erosion control, and protect historic and cultural sites along the Missouri River in North Dakota from erosion, and to identify and develop new projects. SUMMARY: North Dakota Missouri River Task Force established by the Missouri River Protection and Improvement Act of 2000 will hold a meeting on August 20, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Wingate Hotel located at 1421 Skyline Blvd. in Bismarck, ND. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gwyn M. Jarrett at (402) 995–2717. The objectives of the Task Force are to prepare and approve a plan for the use of the funds made available under Title VII, develop and recommend to the Secretary of the Army ways to implement critical restoration projects meeting the goals of the plan, and determine if these projects primarily benefit the Federal Government. Written requests may be sent to Gwyn M. Jarrett, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1616 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1

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DEPARTMENT of DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Notice of Availability of the Final Feasibility Study/
Environmental Impact Statement for the Chatfield Reservoir Storage 
Reallocation, Littleton, CO

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

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, as amended, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has prepared a Final 
Feasibility Study/Environmental Impact Statement (FR/EIS) for the 
Chatfield Reservoir Storage Reallocation, Littleton, CO.

DATES: Submit comments on or before September 3, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or 
questions about the Final Chatfield Reservoir Storage Reallocation FR/
EIS, please contact Ms. Gwyn Jarrett, Project Manager, by telephone: 
(402) 995-2717, by mail: 1616 Capitol Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102-4901, or 
by email: 
chatfieldstudy@usace.army.milmailto:Gwyn.M.Jarrett@usace.army.mil. For 
inquiries from the media, please contact the USACE Omaha District 
Public Affairs Officer (PAO), Ms. Eileen Williamson by telephone (402) 
995-2487, by mail: 1616 Capitol Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102-4901, or by 
email: Eileen.L.Williamson@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

1. Background

    Population growth within the Denver, Colorado, metropolitan area 
continues to create a demand on water providers. Colorado's population 
is projected to be between 8.6 and 10.3 million in 2050. The Statewide 
Water Supply Initiative (SWSI), commissioned by the State Legislature, 
estimates that by 2050, Colorado will need between 600,000 and 1 
million acre-feet/year of additional municipal and industrial water. 
There is also a strong need for additional water supplies for the 
agricultural community in the South Platte Basin as thousands of acres 
of previously irrigated land has not been farmed in recent years due to 
widespread irrigation well curtailments. The purpose and need of the 
Chatfield Reservoir Storage Reallocation study is to increase 
availability of water, sustainable over the 50-year period of analysis, 
in the greater Denver area so that a larger proportion of existing and 
future (increasing) water needs can be met.
    By authority provided under Section 808 of the Water Resources 
Development Act (WRDA) of 1986 (Pub. L. 99-622), as amended by Section 
3042 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-114), 
the Secretary of the Army, upon request of and in coordination with, 
the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (CDNR), and upon the Chief 
of Engineers' finding of feasibility and economic justification, may 
reassign a portion of the storage space in the Chatfield Lake project 
to joint flood control-conservation purposes, including storage for 
municipal and industrial water supply, agriculture, environmental 
restoration, and recreation and fishery habitat protection and 
enhancement. The reallocation was conditioned upon the appropriate non-
Federal interests agreeing to repay the cost allocated to such storage 
in accordance with the provisions of the Water Supply Act of 1958, the 
Federal Water Project Recreation Act, and such other Federal laws as 
the Secretary determines appropriate. The payments would go to the 
United States Treasury. The recreation modifications and environmental 
mitigation work are additionally authorized by Section 103(c)(2) WRDA 
1986, requiring non-Federal payment of 100 percent of the costs of 
municipal and industrial water supply projects, and this work will be 
cost shared pursuant to that section.
    It is the purpose of this study to identify alternatives, compare 
those alternatives, and select the best alternative for meeting the 
needs based on solid planning principles. The FR/EIS allows the public, 
cooperating agencies, and Corps decisionmakers to compare the impacts 
and costs among a range of alternatives.

2. Document Availability

    The Final Chatfield Reservoir Storage Reallocation FR/EIS is 
available online at: http://cdm16021.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16021coll7/id/10. Hard copies are available at the 
following community libraries and Corps of Engineers Chatfield Project 
Office: Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, 
CO 80129, (303) 647-6642; Colorado Water Conservation Board, 1313 
Sherman Street, Room 721, Denver, CO 80203, (303) 866-3441; Columbine 
Library, 7706 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton, CO 80123, (303) 235-5275; 
Lincoln Park Library, 919 7th Street, Suite 100, Greeley, CO 80631, 
(970) 506-8460; Aurora Public Library, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway, 
Aurora, CO 80012, (303) 739-6600; US Army Corps of Engineers, Tri-Lakes 
Project Office, 9307 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128.
    For more information about the Chatfield Reservoir Storage 
Reallocation FR/EIS, please visit http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Planning/PlanningProjects/ChatfieldReallocationStudy.aspx.

Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
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