Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Tarmac King Road Limestone Mine Proposed in Levy County, Florida, 50051-50052 [2013-19965]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 159 / Friday, August 16, 2013 / Notices The IPBC will be used to train and test infantry platoons and other units on the skills necessary to conduct collective (group) tactical movement techniques, and to detect, identify, engage, and defeat stationary and moving infantry and armor targets in a tactical array. Soldiers will engage targets with small arms, machine guns, and other weapon systems as part of live-fire exercises. This includes air-ground integration where Soldiers maneuvering on the IPBC can coordinate air support. In addition to live-fire, the range would also be used for training with subcaliber and/or laser training devices. This type of training is mission essential for Soldiers to be prepared to encounter threats during combat operations overseas. The Army identified and analyzed environmental and socioeconomic impacts associated with the proposed IPBC in the Final EIS. The major potential environmental impacts are to air quality, threatened and endangered species, cultural sites, encountering munitions and explosives of concern, and igniting wildfires. Significant impacts could occur to cultural resources. Prior to making its decision, the Army considered comments received during the EIS scoping and comment process, and the 30-day waiting period after the Final EIS. The Army’s Record of Decision includes the final measures the Army will adopt to avoid, minimize, and mitigate impacts to identified cultural resources. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–19815 Filed 8–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket No. DARS–2013–0010] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: Notice. The Defense Acquisition Regulations System has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by September 16, 2013. Title, Associated Forms and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:06 Aug 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 Regulation Supplement (DFARS) ´ ´ Appendix I, DoD Pilot Mentor-Protege Program; OMB Control Number 0704– 0322. Type of Request: Extension. Number of Respondents: 115. Responses Per Respondent: Approximately 1.96. Annual Responses: 225. Average Burden Per Response: Approximately 1 hour. Annual Burden Hours: 225. Needs and Uses: DoD needs this information to evaluate whether the purposes of the DoD Pilot Mentor´ ´ Protege Program have been met. The purposes of the Program are to (1) provide incentives to major DoD ´ ´ contractors to assist protege firms in enhancing their capabilities to satisfy contract and subcontract requirements; (2) increase the overall participation of ´ ´ protege firms as subcontractors and suppliers; and (3) foster the establishment of long-term business ´ ´ relationships between protege firms and major DoD contractors. This Program implements Section 831 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991 (Pub. L. 101–510) and Section 811 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (Pub. L. 106–65) (10 U.S.C. 2302 note). Participation in the Program is voluntary. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for- profit institutions. Frequency: Semiannually (mentor); ´ ´ Annually (protege). Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or maintain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Jasmeet Seehra. Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Ms. Seehra at the Office of Management and Budget, Desk Officer for DoD, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by the following method: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number, and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other public submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50051 check http://www.regulations.gov approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). DoD Clearance Officer: Ms. Patricia Toppings. Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. Toppings at WHS/ESD/ Information Management Division, 4800 Mark Center Drive, 2nd Floor, East Tower, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350–3100. Manuel Quinones, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2013–19968 Filed 8–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Tarmac King Road Limestone Mine Proposed in Levy County, Florida AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of availability. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) has been completed and is available for review and comment. DATES: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we have filed the Final EIS with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for publication of their notice of availability in the Federal Register. The EPA notice on August 16, 2013 officially starts the 30-day review period for this document. Comments on the Final EIS must be submitted to the address below under Further Contact Information and must be received no later than 5 p.m. Central Standard Time, September 15, 2013. Scoping: Scoping Meetings were held in Inglis, FL and Chiefland, FL on March 26th and 27th, 2008 respectively, to gather information for the preparation of the EIS. Public notices were posted in Levy, Citrus, Alachua and Pinellas County newspapers, and emailed and air-mailed to current stakeholder lists with notification of the public meetings and requesting input and comments on issues that should be addressed in the EIS. A public meeting for the Draft EIS was held on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 50052 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 159 / Friday, August 16, 2013 / Notices Inglis Community Center, 137 Highway 40 West, Inglis, FL 34449. The purpose of that public meeting was to provide the public the opportunity to comment, either orally or in writing, on the Draft EIS. Notification of the meeting was announced following same format as the Scoping Meetings announcements. Comments received in response to the Draft EIS have been evaluated and incorporated into this Final EIS. ADDRESSES: The Final EIS can be viewed online at http://kingroadeis.com. Copies of the Final EIS are also available for review at the following libraries: Bronson Public Library—612 E Hathaway Ave., Bronson, Florida 32621. Cedar Key Public Library—460 Second Street, Cedar Key, Florida 32625. Luther Callaway Public Library—104 NE Third Street, Chiefland, Florida 32626. Williston Public Library—10 SE First Street, Williston, Florida 32696. A.F. Knotts Public Library—11 56th Street, Yankeetown, Florida 32698. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ed Sarfert, Senior Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, 41 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 301, Pensacola, Florida 32502, Telephone: 850–439–9533, Fax: 850– 433–8160. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tarmac America L.L.C. (Tarmac) proposes to construct a limestone mine in Levy County, Florida to produce FDOT- and commercial-grade limestone aggregate for markets within west-central Florida. As proposed, direct impacts of up to 2,069 acres of wetlands and 1,818 acres of uplands would occur directly from limestone extraction, material stockpiling, roads, and other infrastructure over a period of approximately 100 years. At present, the majority of the property is an actively managed timber operation, with most of the site in varying developmental stages of pine plantation and mixed hardwood/pine forest. Much of the surrounding land is in silviculture use, with scattered residential parcels. The information compiled in this EIS will be used by the USACE to determine whether the proposed activities should be authorized and permitted by the USACE. Tarmac would need to obtain a Department of the Army permit pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. This Final EIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts associated with a no action alternative, and seven onsite action alternatives, including Tarmac’s preferred alternative above. Under the seven other alternatives analyzed in the Final EIS, VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:06 Aug 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 mining activities involving discharges of fill material in wetlands could be authorized for varying acreages and lengths of time upon issuance of a Record of Decision. Dated: August 12, 2013. Tori K. White, Deputy Chief, Regulatory Division. [FR Doc. 2013–19965 Filed 8–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board; Meeting Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3, announcement is made of the forthcoming meeting. Name of Committee: Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board (EAB). Date: September 11, 2013. Time: 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. Location: Room 3K10, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Building, 441 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20548–0002, Phone: (202) 512–6000. Purpose of the Meeting and Agenda: The Board will advise the Chief of Engineers on environmental policy, identification and resolution of environmental issues and missions, and addressing challenges, problems and opportunities in an environmentally sustainable manner. Discussions and presentations during this meeting will include flow management for sustainable river ecosystems; Corps’ outreach opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education; and introduction of a multi-year work plan for the Board. The Board will also briefly discuss recent site visits and completed letter reports. Following Board discussions and presentations there will be a public comment period. Public’s Accessibility to the Meeting: This meeting will be open to the public. Anyone attending the meeting must enter and exit at the G Street visitors entrance of the GAO Building, present a valid form of government issued photo identification (e.g., drivers license, state- SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 issued photo ID, or passport), and pass through the security screening station. All visitors must be escorted while in the building. The GAO Building is accessible to persons with disabilities. Attendees need to arrive in time to complete the security screening and arrive at the meeting room before 9:00 a.m. Seating will be limited and on a first-come basis. The Committee’s Designated Federal Officer (DFO) and Point of Contact: Mr. John C. Furry, Phone: (202) 761–5875, or email john.c.furry@usace.army.mil The primary purpose of this meeting is for the Chief of Engineers to receive the views of his Environmental Advisory Board. However, any member of the public, including interested organizations, may submit written comments to the EAB concerning the Board’s mission and functions, or in response to the stated agenda of the meeting. Written statements should be sent to the DFO at: Mr. John C. Furry (3I23), DFO Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 441 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20314–1000; or emailed to john.c.furry@usace.army.mil. Written and emailed statements must be received by the DFO no later than five working days prior to the meeting in order to allow time for Board consideration. By rule, no member of the public will be allowed to present questions from the floor or speak to any issue under consideration during the deliberative portion of the meeting. However, up to thirty minutes will be set aside in the agenda for public comment. Each statement will be limited to 3 minutes. Anyone who wishes to speak must register prior to the start of the meeting. Registration will be near the meeting room entrance from 8:30 until 8:55 a.m. The EAB operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, so all submitted comments and public presentations will be treated as public documents and may be made available for public inspection, including, but not limited to, being posted on the Board’s Web site. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–19814 Filed 8–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1

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[FR Doc No: 2013-19965]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Tarmac King Road Limestone Mine Proposed in Levy 
County, Florida

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

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is issuing this 
notice to advise the public that a Final Environmental Impact Statement 
(Final EIS) has been completed and is available for review and comment.

DATES: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 
we have filed the Final EIS with the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) for publication of their notice of availability in the 
Federal Register. The EPA notice on August 16, 2013 officially starts 
the 30-day review period for this document. Comments on the Final EIS 
must be submitted to the address below under Further Contact 
Information and must be received no later than 5 p.m. Central Standard 
Time, September 15, 2013.
    Scoping: Scoping Meetings were held in Inglis, FL and Chiefland, FL 
on March 26th and 27th, 2008 respectively, to gather information for 
the preparation of the EIS. Public notices were posted in Levy, Citrus, 
Alachua and Pinellas County newspapers, and emailed and air-mailed to 
current stakeholder lists with notification of the public meetings and 
requesting input and comments on issues that should be addressed in the 
EIS.
    A public meeting for the Draft EIS was held on Thursday, May 31, 
2012 at the

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Inglis Community Center, 137 Highway 40 West, Inglis, FL 34449. The 
purpose of that public meeting was to provide the public the 
opportunity to comment, either orally or in writing, on the Draft EIS. 
Notification of the meeting was announced following same format as the 
Scoping Meetings announcements. Comments received in response to the 
Draft EIS have been evaluated and incorporated into this Final EIS.

ADDRESSES: The Final EIS can be viewed online at http://kingroadeis.com. Copies of the Final EIS are also available for review 
at the following libraries:
    Bronson Public Library--612 E Hathaway Ave., Bronson, Florida 
32621.
    Cedar Key Public Library--460 Second Street, Cedar Key, Florida 
32625.
    Luther Callaway Public Library--104 NE Third Street, Chiefland, 
Florida 32626.
    Williston Public Library--10 SE First Street, Williston, Florida 
32696.
    A.F. Knotts Public Library--11 56th Street, Yankeetown, Florida 
32698.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ed Sarfert, Senior Project 
Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, 41 N. 
Jefferson Street, Suite 301, Pensacola, Florida 32502, Telephone: 850-
439-9533, Fax: 850-433-8160.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tarmac America L.L.C. (Tarmac) proposes to 
construct a limestone mine in Levy County, Florida to produce FDOT- and 
commercial-grade limestone aggregate for markets within west-central 
Florida. As proposed, direct impacts of up to 2,069 acres of wetlands 
and 1,818 acres of uplands would occur directly from limestone 
extraction, material stockpiling, roads, and other infrastructure over 
a period of approximately 100 years. At present, the majority of the 
property is an actively managed timber operation, with most of the site 
in varying developmental stages of pine plantation and mixed hardwood/
pine forest. Much of the surrounding land is in silviculture use, with 
scattered residential parcels. The information compiled in this EIS 
will be used by the USACE to determine whether the proposed activities 
should be authorized and permitted by the USACE. Tarmac would need to 
obtain a Department of the Army permit pursuant to Section 404 of the 
Clean Water Act. This Final EIS evaluates the potential environmental 
impacts associated with a no action alternative, and seven onsite 
action alternatives, including Tarmac's preferred alternative above. 
Under the seven other alternatives analyzed in the Final EIS, mining 
activities involving discharges of fill material in wetlands could be 
authorized for varying acreages and lengths of time upon issuance of a 
Record of Decision.

    Dated: August 12, 2013.
Tori K. White,
Deputy Chief, Regulatory Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-19965 Filed 8-15-13; 8:45 am]
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