Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Arkansas Valley Conduit and Long-Term Excess Capacity Master Contract, Fryingpan-Arkansas Project; Bent, Chaffee, Crowley, Custer, El Paso, Pueblo, Fremont, Lake, Kiowa, Otero, and Prowers Counties, Colorado, 48716-48717 [2013-19282]

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Once the pilot sessions are completed, a final survey will be developed and submitted to OMB for review and consideration for approval. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Data [FR Doc. 2013–19280 Filed 8–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–EH–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [A10–C382–1000–002–00–0–0, 6270000] OMB Control Number: None. This is a new collection. Title: NPS Study of Value of Natural Sounds: A Pilot Study. Type of Request: New. Affected Public: General public. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: One-time. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 514. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 183 hours. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: None. VerDate Mar<15>2010 Dated: August 5, 2013. Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. 14:54 Aug 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Arkansas Valley Conduit and LongTerm Excess Capacity Master Contract, Fryingpan-Arkansas Project; Bent, Chaffee, Crowley, Custer, El Paso, Pueblo, Fremont, Lake, Kiowa, Otero, and Prowers Counties, Colorado Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Arkansas SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Valley Conduit (AVC) and Long-Term Excess Capacity Contract, FryingpanArkansas Project, Colorado, is available for public review. The Bureau of Reclamation has evaluated comments and is recommending a preferred alternative for approval. The proposed Arkansas Valley Conduit, conveyance contract for the Pueblo Dam north-south outlet works interconnect, and longterm excess capacity master contract to store water in available space in Pueblo Reservoir would deliver high-quality water that would meet Environmental Protection Agency and State water quality requirements, and help water providers throughout the Arkansas River Basin in Colorado reliably meet existing and future water demands. DATES: The Bureau of Reclamation will not make a decision on the proposed action until at least 30 days after release of the Final EIS. ADDRESSES: The final EIS is available for review at http://www.usbr.gov/avceis. Send requests for an executive summary and compact disc to Ms. J. Signe Snortland, Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 1017, Bismarck, North Dakota 58502; or by email to jsnortland@usbr.gov. See Supplementary Information section for locations where copies of the Final EIS are available for public review. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: J. Signe Snortland, Environmental Specialist, at (701) 221–1278; or jsnortland@usbr.gov. Three proposed Federal actions by the Bureau of Reclamation are analyzed in the Final EIS: (1) Construct and operate the AVC and enter into a repayment contract with Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District; (2) enter into a conveyance contract with various water providers for use of a pipeline interconnection between Pueblo Dam’s north and south outlet works; and (3) enter into an excess capacity master contract with Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District to store water in Pueblo Reservoir. While serving similar water supply and delivery purposes, the proposed actions are independent of each other. The AVC was authorized by Congress in the original Fryingpan-Arkansas legislation in 1962 (Pub. L. 87–590). However, it was not constructed with the original project, primarily because of the beneficiaries’ inability to repay the construction costs. In 2009, Congress amended the original legislation in Public Law 111–11, which authorized annual Federal funding as necessary for SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 154 / Friday, August 9, 2013 / Notices constructing the AVC, and included a cost sharing plan with 65 percent Federal and 35 percent local funding. The Bureau of Reclamation would enter into a 50-year repayment contract with Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, which would be responsible for paying the local share. The AVC would be a water supply pipeline to help meet existing and future municipal and industrial water demands of southeastern Colorado water providers. Forty towns and rural domestic water providers in Pueblo, Crowley, Otero, Bent, Prowers, and Kiowa counties would participate in AVC. Water providers are requesting annual water deliveries of 10,256 acrefeet to help meet water demands in 2070. Fourteen of these water providers are currently under orders by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to remove naturallyoccurring radioactive contaminants from their surface or groundwater source using expensive treatment, or to find another better water quality source. The interconnection would move water between the existing north and south outlet works at Pueblo Dam during emergencies or periodic maintenance activities. Interconnect operations would require a long-term (40-year) contract between AVC, Pueblo Fish Hatchery, Board of Water Works of Pueblo, Pueblo West, Southern Delivery System, and Fountain Valley Authority. The purpose of the excess capacity master contract would be to allow use of extra storage space in Pueblo Reservoir to store up to 29,938 acre-feet of water. A long-term storage contract, rather than short-term contracts, is needed by 37 water providers to help meet projected demand through 2060 (the term of the contract). Some of the resources potentially affected by the proposed actions that are evaluated in the Final EIS include: surface water quantity and quality in the Arkansas River Basin, groundwater, climate change, recreation biological resources, human environment, socioeconomics, environmental justice, and historic properties. A Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS was published in the Federal Register on August 29, 2012 (77 FR 52365). The written comment period on the Draft EIS ended on October 30, 2012. The Final EIS contains responses to all comments received, and reflects comments and any additional information received during the review period. Copies of the Final EIS are available at the following locations: • Bureau of Reclamation, Eastern Colorado Area Office, 11056 West VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:54 Aug 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 County Road 18E, Loveland, Colorado 80537 • Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Regional Office, 2021 4th Avenue North, Billings, Montana 59101 ˜ • Carnegie Library—Canon City, 516 ˜ Macon Avenue, Canon City, Colorado 81212 • Crowley County Combined Community Library, 1007 Main Street, Ordway, Colorado 81063 • Pueblo City-County Library District, 100 East Abriendo Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado 81004 • Pikes Peak Library District, 5550 North Union Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918 • Pueblo West Public Library, 298 South Joe Martinez Boulevard, Pueblo, Colorado 81007 • Frank & Marie Barkman Library, 1300 Jerry Murphy Road, Pueblo, Colorado 81001 • Pueblo City-County Library District—Lamb Branch, 2525 South Pueblo Boulevard, Pueblo, Colorado 81005 • Salida Regional Library, 405 East Street, Salida, Colorado 81201 • John C. Fremont Library District, 130 Church Avenue, Florence, Colorado 81226 • Fountain Branch Library, 230 South Main Street, Fountain, Colorado 80817 • Fowler Public Library, 400 6th Avenue, Fowler, Colorado 81039 • Kiowa County Public Library District, 1305 Goff Street, Eads, Colorado 81036 • La Junta-Woodruff Memorial Library, 522 Colorado Avenue, La Junta, Colorado 81050 • Lamar Public Library, 102 East Parmenter Street, Lamar, Colorado 81052 • Las Animas-Bent County Library District, 306 5th Street, Las Animas, Colorado 81054 • Manzanola School-Public Library, 301 Catalpa, Manzanola, Colorado 81058 • Rocky Ford Public Library, 400 South 10th Street, Rocky Ford, Colorado 81067 • Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80911 • Swink School-Public Library, 610 Columbia Avenue, Swink, Colorado 81077 • Trimble Library, 1111 Academy Park Loop, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910 Dated: August 1, 2013. Michael J. Ryan, Regional Director, Great Plains Region. [FR Doc. 2013–19282 Filed 8–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48717 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Request for Comments Concerning the Institution of a Review Concerning the Commission’s Affirmative Determination in Investigation No. 731–TA–1092 (Final); Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From China United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission invites comments from the public on whether changed circumstances exist sufficient to warrant the institution of a review pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(b)) (the Act) to review the Commission’s affirmative determination in investigation No. 731– TA–1092 (Final). The purpose of the proposed review is to determine whether revocation of the existing antidumping duty order on imports of diamond sawblades and parts thereof from China is likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury (19 U.S.C. 1675(b)(2)(A)). The Commission further requests comments concerning the degree to which such a proceeding can be conducted in conjunction with the anticipated fiveyear review of the antidumping duty order on the same subject merchandise. This product is provided for in subheading 8202.39.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States; such goods may be included in combinations of tools provided for in heading 8206.00.00. DATES: Effective Date: August 2, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Corkran (202–205–3057), 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 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[A10-C382-1000-002-00-0-0, 6270000]


Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Arkansas Valley Conduit and Long-Term Excess Capacity 
Master Contract, Fryingpan-Arkansas Project; Bent, Chaffee, Crowley, 
Custer, El Paso, Pueblo, Fremont, Lake, Kiowa, Otero, and Prowers 
Counties, Colorado

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the 
Arkansas Valley Conduit (AVC) and Long-Term Excess Capacity Contract, 
Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado, is available for public review. 
The Bureau of Reclamation has evaluated comments and is recommending a 
preferred alternative for approval. The proposed Arkansas Valley 
Conduit, conveyance contract for the Pueblo Dam north-south outlet 
works interconnect, and long-term excess capacity master contract to 
store water in available space in Pueblo Reservoir would deliver high-
quality water that would meet Environmental Protection Agency and State 
water quality requirements, and help water providers throughout the 
Arkansas River Basin in Colorado reliably meet existing and future 
water demands.

DATES: The Bureau of Reclamation will not make a decision on the 
proposed action until at least 30 days after release of the Final EIS.

ADDRESSES: The final EIS is available for review at http://www.usbr.gov/avceis. Send requests for an executive summary and compact 
disc to Ms. J. Signe Snortland, Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 1017, 
Bismarck, North Dakota 58502; or by email to jsnortland@usbr.gov.
    See Supplementary Information section for locations where copies of 
the Final EIS are available for public review.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: J. Signe Snortland, Environmental 
Specialist, at (701) 221-1278; or jsnortland@usbr.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Three proposed Federal actions by the Bureau 
of Reclamation are analyzed in the Final EIS: (1) Construct and operate 
the AVC and enter into a repayment contract with Southeastern Colorado 
Water Conservancy District; (2) enter into a conveyance contract with 
various water providers for use of a pipeline interconnection between 
Pueblo Dam's north and south outlet works; and (3) enter into an excess 
capacity master contract with Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy 
District to store water in Pueblo Reservoir. While serving similar 
water supply and delivery purposes, the proposed actions are 
independent of each other.
    The AVC was authorized by Congress in the original Fryingpan-
Arkansas legislation in 1962 (Pub. L. 87-590). However, it was not 
constructed with the original project, primarily because of the 
beneficiaries' inability to repay the construction costs. In 2009, 
Congress amended the original legislation in Public Law 111-11, which 
authorized annual Federal funding as necessary for

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constructing the AVC, and included a cost sharing plan with 65 percent 
Federal and 35 percent local funding. The Bureau of Reclamation would 
enter into a 50-year repayment contract with Southeastern Colorado 
Water Conservancy District, which would be responsible for paying the 
local share.
    The AVC would be a water supply pipeline to help meet existing and 
future municipal and industrial water demands of southeastern Colorado 
water providers. Forty towns and rural domestic water providers in 
Pueblo, Crowley, Otero, Bent, Prowers, and Kiowa counties would 
participate in AVC. Water providers are requesting annual water 
deliveries of 10,256 acre-feet to help meet water demands in 2070. 
Fourteen of these water providers are currently under orders by the 
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to remove 
naturally-occurring radioactive contaminants from their surface or 
groundwater source using expensive treatment, or to find another better 
water quality source.
    The interconnection would move water between the existing north and 
south outlet works at Pueblo Dam during emergencies or periodic 
maintenance activities. Interconnect operations would require a long-
term (40-year) contract between AVC, Pueblo Fish Hatchery, Board of 
Water Works of Pueblo, Pueblo West, Southern Delivery System, and 
Fountain Valley Authority.
    The purpose of the excess capacity master contract would be to 
allow use of extra storage space in Pueblo Reservoir to store up to 
29,938 acre-feet of water. A long-term storage contract, rather than 
short-term contracts, is needed by 37 water providers to help meet 
projected demand through 2060 (the term of the contract).
    Some of the resources potentially affected by the proposed actions 
that are evaluated in the Final EIS include: surface water quantity and 
quality in the Arkansas River Basin, groundwater, climate change, 
recreation biological resources, human environment, socioeconomics, 
environmental justice, and historic properties.
    A Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS was published in the 
Federal Register on August 29, 2012 (77 FR 52365). The written comment 
period on the Draft EIS ended on October 30, 2012. The Final EIS 
contains responses to all comments received, and reflects comments and 
any additional information received during the review period.
    Copies of the Final EIS are available at the following locations:
     Bureau of Reclamation, Eastern Colorado Area Office, 11056 
West County Road 18E, Loveland, Colorado 80537
     Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Regional Office, 2021 
4th Avenue North, Billings, Montana 59101
     Carnegie Library--Ca[ntilde]on City, 516 Macon Avenue, 
Ca[ntilde]on City, Colorado 81212
     Crowley County Combined Community Library, 1007 Main 
Street, Ordway, Colorado 81063
     Pueblo City-County Library District, 100 East Abriendo 
Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado 81004
     Pikes Peak Library District, 5550 North Union Boulevard, 
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918
     Pueblo West Public Library, 298 South Joe Martinez 
Boulevard, Pueblo, Colorado 81007
     Frank & Marie Barkman Library, 1300 Jerry Murphy Road, 
Pueblo, Colorado 81001
     Pueblo City-County Library District--Lamb Branch, 2525 
South Pueblo Boulevard, Pueblo, Colorado 81005
     Salida Regional Library, 405 East Street, Salida, Colorado 
81201
     John C. Fremont Library District, 130 Church Avenue, 
Florence, Colorado 81226
     Fountain Branch Library, 230 South Main Street, Fountain, 
Colorado 80817
     Fowler Public Library, 400 6th Avenue, Fowler, Colorado 
81039
     Kiowa County Public Library District, 1305 Goff Street, 
Eads, Colorado 81036
     La Junta-Woodruff Memorial Library, 522 Colorado Avenue, 
La Junta, Colorado 81050
     Lamar Public Library, 102 East Parmenter Street, Lamar, 
Colorado 81052
     Las Animas-Bent County Library District, 306 5th Street, 
Las Animas, Colorado 81054
     Manzanola School-Public Library, 301 Catalpa, Manzanola, 
Colorado 81058
     Rocky Ford Public Library, 400 South 10th Street, Rocky 
Ford, Colorado 81067
     Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Drive, Colorado 
Springs, Colorado 80911
     Swink School-Public Library, 610 Columbia Avenue, Swink, 
Colorado 81077
     Trimble Library, 1111 Academy Park Loop, Colorado Springs, 
Colorado 80910

    Dated: August 1, 2013.
 Michael J. Ryan,
 Regional Director, Great Plains Region.
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