Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Public Scoping Meetings for the Cle Elum Reservoir Pool Raise, Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project, Integrated Water Resource Management Plan, Kittitas County, Washington, 64976-64977 [2013-25691]

Download as PDF 64976 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 30, 2013 / Notices proratable irrigation districts during severe drought conditions, and create more normal flows in the upper Yakima River between Keechelus Dam and Lake Easton to improve fish habitat. At this time, there are no known Indian Trust Assets or environmental justice issues associated with the Proposed Actions. Special Assistance for Public Scoping and Open House Meetings If special assistance is required to participate in the public scoping and open house meetings, please contact Ms. Candace McKinley, Bureau of Reclamation, Columbia-Cascades Area Office, 1917 Marsh Road, Yakima, WA 98901; telephone (509) 575–5848, ext. 232; facsimile (509) 454–5650; email yrbwep@usbr.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FedRelay) at 1–800–877–8339 TTY/ ASCII to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FedRelay is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. All meeting facilities are physically accessible to people with disabilities. 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 may 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: October 24, 2013. Lorri J. Lee, Regional Director, Pacific Northwest Region. [FR Doc. 2013–25689 Filed 10–29–13; 8:45 am] emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Oct 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [XXXR0680R1 RR.R0336A1R5WRMP01.03 RR01113000] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Public Scoping Meetings for the Cle Elum Reservoir Pool Raise, Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project, Integrated Water Resource Management Plan, Kittitas County, Washington Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Cle Elum Reservoir Pool Raise project. The Washington State Department of Ecology will be a joint lead agency with the Bureau of Reclamation in the preparation of this EIS, which also will be used to comply with requirements of the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The Bureau of Reclamation is requesting public comment and agency input to identify significant issues or other alternatives to be addressed in the EIS. DATES: Submit written comments on the scope of the environmental impact statement on or before December 16, 2013. Two scoping meetings, combined with open houses each day, will be held on the following dates and times: • November 20, 2013, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Yakima, WA. • November 21, 2013, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Cle Elum, WA. ADDRESSES: Send written scoping comments, requests to be added to the mailing list, or requests for sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired or other special assistance needs to Ms. Candace McKinley, Environmental Program Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, ColumbiaCascades Area Office, 1917 Marsh Road, Yakima, WA 98901; or email yrbwep@ usbr.gov. The scoping meetings and open houses will be located at: • Yakima—Yakima Area Arboretum, 1401 Arboretum Way, Yakima, WA 98901. • Cle Elum—U.S. Forest Service (Cle Elum Ranger District Conference Room), 803 W 2nd Street, Cle Elum, WA 98922. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Candace McKinley, Bureau of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Reclamation, Columbia-Cascades Area Office, 1917 Marsh Road, Yakima, WA 98901; telephone (509) 575–5848, ext. 232; facsimile (509) 454–5650; email yrbwep@usbr.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FedRelay) at 1–800–877–8339 TTY/ ASCII to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FedRelay is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. Information on this project may also be found at https:// www.usbr.gov/pn/programs/yrbwep/ index.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is issuing this notice pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) regulations for implementing NEPA, 43 CFR parts 1500 through 1508; the Department of the Interior’s NEPA regulations, 43 CFR part 46, and the Washington State Environmental Policy Act. Background On July 9, 2013, the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Programmatic EIS (PEIS) for the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan (Integrated Plan) was signed. In the ROD, the Reclamation selected the Integrated Plan Alternative for implementation. The Integrated Plan Alternative is comprised of seven elements which were considered in the PEIS: 1. Reservoir Fish Passage; 2. Structural and Operational Changes; 3. Surface Water Storage; 4. Groundwater Storage; 5. Habitat/Watershed Protection and Enhancement; 6. Enhanced Water Conservation; and 7. Water Market Reallocation of Water Resources. As described in the PEIS, the Reclamation and the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) will complete project-level, site-specific environmental review for actions within the Integrated Plan once the agencies are ready to move forward each action or groups of actions. Reclamation and Ecology have determined that it is appropriate to initiate the environmental review process with regard to the Cle Elum Reservoir Pool Raise. This action was previously evaluated at a programmatic level of analysis in E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 30, 2013 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES the Integrated Plan PEIS (see chapters 2 through 5 of the PEIS available at: www.usbr.gov/pn/programs/yrbwep/ reports/FPEIS/fpeis.pdf). The PEIS examined the effects of the overall Integrated Plan Alternative, which included the Cle Elum Reservoir Pool Raise Project as part of the Structural and Operational Changes element. Now the agencies will prepare a project-level EIS for the Cle Elum Reservoir Pool Raise Project and will tier to the Integrated Plan PEIS as provided for in the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR 1502.20, Tiering). The project-level environmental analysis to be conducted in this EIS will expand upon and add detail to those analyses already completed in the Integrated Plan PEIS. The proposed action to be evaluated in the Cle Elum Reservoir Pool Raise EIS is to modify the radial gates at Cle Elum Dam to provide an additional 14,600 acre-feet of storage capacity. This modification would raise the pool level by approximately 3 feet. The objective of this action is to use the additional water stored to provide increased seasonal releases from Cle Elum Reservoir to improve streamflows for fish. The Cle Elum Pool Raise Project is authorized in Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project (Sec. 1206, Pub. L. 103–43). At this time, there are no known Indian Trust Assets or environmental justice issues associated with the proposed action. Special Assistance for Public Scoping and Open House Meetings If special assistance is required to participate in the public scoping and open house meetings, please contact Ms. Candace McKinley, Bureau of Reclamation, Columbia-Cascades Area Office, 1917 Marsh Road, Yakima, WA 98901; telephone (509) 575–5848, ext. 232; facsimile (509) 454–5650; email yrbwep@usbr.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FedRelay) at 1–800–877–8339 TTY/ ASCII to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FedRelay is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. All meeting facilities are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Public Disclosure Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Oct 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may 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: October 24, 2013. Lorri J. Lee, Regional Director, Pacific Northwest Region. [FR Doc. 2013–25691 Filed 10–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–841] Certain Computer and Computer Peripheral Devices, and Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same; Commission Decision to Review an Initial Determination; Schedule for Filing Written Submissions Including Remedy, the Public Interest, and Bonding U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to review in the entirety the final initial determination (‘‘ID’’) issued by the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) on August 2, 2013, finding a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. 1337, in this investigation. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sidney A. Rosenzweig, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–2532. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https:// edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64977 The Commission instituted this investigation on May 2, 2012, based on a complaint filed by Technology Properties Limited, LLC (‘‘TPL’’) of Cupertino, California. 77 FR 26041 (May 2, 2012). The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,976,623 (‘‘the ’623 patent’’), 7,162,549 (‘‘the ’549 patent’’), 7,295,443 (‘‘the ’443 patent’’), 7,522,424 (‘‘the ’424 patent’’), 6,438,638 (‘‘the ’638 patent’’), and 7,719,847 (‘‘the ’847 patent’’). The complaint further alleges the existence of a domestic industry. The notice of investigation named twenty-one respondents, some of whom have since settled from the investigation. As a result of these settlements, the ’638 patent is no longer at issue, as it has not been asserted against the remaining respondents. The remaining respondents are Acer Inc. of New Taipei City, Taiwan (‘‘Acer’’); Canon Inc. of Toyko, Japan; Hewlett-Packard Company of Palo Alto, California (‘‘HP’’); HiTi Digital, Inc. of New Taipei City, Taiwan; Kingston Technology Company, Inc. of Fountain Valley, California (‘‘Kingston’’); Newegg, Inc. and Rosewill Inc., both of City of Industry, California (‘‘Newegg/ Rosewill’’); and Seiko Epson Corporation of Nagano, Japan. On October 4, 2012, the ALJ issued a Markman order construing disputed claim terms of the asserted patents. Order No. 23. On January 7–11, 2013, the ALJ conducted a hearing, and on August 2, 2013, the ALJ issued the final ID. The ALJ found that TPL demonstrated the existence of a domestic industry, as required by 19 U.S.C. 1337(a)(2), through TPL’s licensing investment under 19 U.S.C. 1337(a)(3)(C). ID at 152–55. The ALJ rejected TPL’s showing based upon OnSpec Electronic, Inc.’s research and development, and engineering investments for section 337(a)(3)(C), as well as subsections (a)(3)(A) and (a)(3)(B). Id. at 155–57. The ALJ found that the respondents had not shown that any of the asserted patent claims are invalid. However, the ALJ found that TPL demonstrated infringement of the ’623 patent, and not the other patents. With respect to the ’623 patent, the ALJ found that TPL demonstrated direct infringement of the asserted apparatus claims (claims 1–4 and 9–12). Accordingly, the ALJ found a violation of section 337 by Acer, Kingston and Newegg/Rosewill (collectively, ‘‘the ’623 respondents’’) as to these apparatus claims of the ‘‘623 patent. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[XXXR0680R1 RR.R0336A1R5WRMP01.03 RR01113000]


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and 
Public Scoping Meetings for the Cle Elum Reservoir Pool Raise, Yakima 
River Basin Water Enhancement Project, Integrated Water Resource 
Management Plan, Kittitas County, Washington

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation intends to prepare an Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIS) on the Cle Elum Reservoir Pool Raise project. 
The Washington State Department of Ecology will be a joint lead agency 
with the Bureau of Reclamation in the preparation of this EIS, which 
also will be used to comply with requirements of the Washington State 
Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The Bureau of Reclamation is 
requesting public comment and agency input to identify significant 
issues or other alternatives to be addressed in the EIS.

DATES: Submit written comments on the scope of the environmental impact 
statement on or before December 16, 2013.
    Two scoping meetings, combined with open houses each day, will be 
held on the following dates and times:
     November 20, 2013, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. 
to 7:00 p.m., Yakima, WA.
     November 21, 2013, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. 
to 7:00 p.m., Cle Elum, WA.

ADDRESSES: Send written scoping comments, requests to be added to the 
mailing list, or requests for sign language interpretation for the 
hearing impaired or other special assistance needs to Ms. Candace 
McKinley, Environmental Program Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, 
Columbia-Cascades Area Office, 1917 Marsh Road, Yakima, WA 98901; or 
email yrbwep@usbr.gov.
    The scoping meetings and open houses will be located at:
     Yakima--Yakima Area Arboretum, 1401 Arboretum Way, Yakima, 
WA 98901.
     Cle Elum--U.S. Forest Service (Cle Elum Ranger District 
Conference Room), 803 W 2nd Street, Cle Elum, WA 98922.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Candace McKinley, Bureau of 
Reclamation, Columbia-Cascades Area Office, 1917 Marsh Road, Yakima, WA 
98901; telephone (509) 575-5848, ext. 232; facsimile (509) 454-5650; 
email yrbwep@usbr.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for 
the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FedRelay) at 1-800-877-
8339 TTY/ASCII to contact the above individual during normal business 
hours. The FedRelay is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to 
leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive 
a reply during normal business hours. Information on this project may 
also be found at https://www.usbr.gov/pn/programs/yrbwep/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is 
issuing this notice pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act 
of 1969, as amended (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; the Council on 
Environmental Quality's (CEQ) regulations for implementing NEPA, 43 CFR 
parts 1500 through 1508; the Department of the Interior's NEPA 
regulations, 43 CFR part 46, and the Washington State Environmental 
Policy Act.

Background

    On July 9, 2013, the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final 
Programmatic EIS (PEIS) for the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water 
Resource Management Plan (Integrated Plan) was signed. In the ROD, the 
Reclamation selected the Integrated Plan Alternative for 
implementation. The Integrated Plan Alternative is comprised of seven 
elements which were considered in the PEIS:
    1. Reservoir Fish Passage;
    2. Structural and Operational Changes;
    3. Surface Water Storage;
    4. Groundwater Storage;
    5. Habitat/Watershed Protection and Enhancement;
    6. Enhanced Water Conservation; and
    7. Water Market Reallocation of Water Resources.
    As described in the PEIS, the Reclamation and the Washington State 
Department of Ecology (Ecology) will complete project-level, site-
specific environmental review for actions within the Integrated Plan 
once the agencies are ready to move forward each action or groups of 
actions. Reclamation and Ecology have determined that it is appropriate 
to initiate the environmental review process with regard to the Cle 
Elum Reservoir Pool Raise.
    This action was previously evaluated at a programmatic level of 
analysis in

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the Integrated Plan PEIS (see chapters 2 through 5 of the PEIS 
available at: www.usbr.gov/pn/programs/yrbwep/reports/FPEIS/fpeis.pdf). 
The PEIS examined the effects of the overall Integrated Plan 
Alternative, which included the Cle Elum Reservoir Pool Raise Project 
as part of the Structural and Operational Changes element. Now the 
agencies will prepare a project-level EIS for the Cle Elum Reservoir 
Pool Raise Project and will tier to the Integrated Plan PEIS as 
provided for in the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 
CFR 1502.20, Tiering). The project-level environmental analysis to be 
conducted in this EIS will expand upon and add detail to those analyses 
already completed in the Integrated Plan PEIS.
    The proposed action to be evaluated in the Cle Elum Reservoir Pool 
Raise EIS is to modify the radial gates at Cle Elum Dam to provide an 
additional 14,600 acre-feet of storage capacity. This modification 
would raise the pool level by approximately 3 feet. The objective of 
this action is to use the additional water stored to provide increased 
seasonal releases from Cle Elum Reservoir to improve streamflows for 
fish. The Cle Elum Pool Raise Project is authorized in Yakima River 
Basin Water Enhancement Project (Sec. 1206, Pub. L. 103-43).
    At this time, there are no known Indian Trust Assets or 
environmental justice issues associated with the proposed action.

Special Assistance for Public Scoping and Open House Meetings

    If special assistance is required to participate in the public 
scoping and open house meetings, please contact Ms. Candace McKinley, 
Bureau of Reclamation, Columbia-Cascades Area Office, 1917 Marsh Road, 
Yakima, WA 98901; telephone (509) 575-5848, ext. 232; facsimile (509) 
454-5650; email yrbwep@usbr.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications 
device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FedRelay) at 1-
800-877-8339 TTY/ASCII to contact the above individual during normal 
business hours. The FedRelay is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a 
week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You 
will receive a reply during normal business hours. All meeting 
facilities are physically accessible to people with disabilities.

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 may 
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: October 24, 2013.
Lorri J. Lee,
Regional Director, Pacific Northwest Region.
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